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100 Characters Challenge by JocelynSamara 100 Characters Challenge by JocelynSamara
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Every year, I try to draw something nice for my birthday and post it. I call it “my birthday gift to myself for you”. My birthday is not actually until this upcoming Wednesday, but I decided to post this today (I don’t like posting more than one pic a day, and my birthday is a “Rain” day and I have something planned for the day before too). Anyway, this was a bit of a side project I was working on. If you follow me on DA, I actually mentioned finally finishing it about two weeks ago after nearly six months of on/off progress. So, I’m proud to finally present this and I hope you’ll enjoy it. ^_^

Now, unfortunately, I can’t begin to give even a brief rundown of all of these characters. It’d take forever and it’d be excessively long and most people wouldn’t read it (or I’d be dropping some serious spoilers). So instead, I’m gonna try something a little fun and different; I’m going to give some nifty statistics based on the characters above (I’m sure most still won’t read it, but the rest of you might have fun with it). As a disclaimer, all numbers mentioned beyond this point ARE subject to change. Not one of the stories is 100% complete (many in fact, are just outlined on paper or in my head), so there’s still time to alter things (in other words, don’t assume you’ll learn any real spoilers from this). Let’s just have some fun:

- I have enough stories and characters that I could do this meme again (I won’t, but I could). Probably twice. That would really start dipping into totally irrelevant side characters and abandoned story ideas though, so it probably doesn’t even count. For this list, I tried to make sure everyone who went on it played a legitimately important role.

- Of the 100 characters above (from 21 different stories), there are 48 males and 51 females. The last one is a robot, and thus, genderless (but is often referred to as a “he”). It’s important to note that you might get a different number if you actually count based on what some of them look like. 7 of the above are actually transsexuals (gendered by who they are, not how they look); 6 MtF, 1 FtM. It’s worth noting that they’re all in varying stages of pre-transition and transition. Only one of them is technically post-op.

- On that note, there are 64 straight characters, whereas there’re 4 gay and 8 lesbian characters. Also, 16 are bisexual. The remaining 8 are asexual. It should be noted that every single one of my stories features at least one LGBT character. It may or may not always be relevant, but I like including it.

- Why, yes. I am the 100th character. I HAVE been in a few of my own stories before, hence the cool outfit I (sadly) don’t actually own. I don’t ever really get a big part, but I’m there all the same. There is actually a character above whose design is based on how I USED to draw myself when I was a teenager too. That character is LESS representative of me though.

- Even though I write a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, my casts are largely human. 83 of the above listed are completely normal humans. And a majority of the left over 17 non-humans are still pretty humanoid. In fact, 4 of them even “started out” human, but are not anymore.

- There are about 13 couples with both persons on the list (as in, there are 26 people on this list who are in love with and enter a relationship with someone else on this list… at least, at some point in the story). There are additionally 15 more characters on this list, whose love interest is NOT included for one reason or another. Beyond that, there are a number of characters that also have unresolved/unclear/unknown love interests as of this writing. This one is difficult to put an exact number on (it’s complicated).

- I focused mainly on protagonists and heroes here, so there are only 10 "villains" on the list (but not all of them are even that bad).

- 34 of the above characters are under eighteen years old. And here I always thought my characters might get older as I did. Anyway, 20 of them are thirty or older (and 5 of them are WELL past natural human ages, ranging from hundreds to thousands of years old).

- All of the characters here range from stories originally conceptualized as far back as 1999 to as recent as 2012 (incidentally, I’ve had no new story ideas this year so far; odd for me, but kind of a relief). Some stories and characters have changed dramatically over time. 12 characters have had their names changed over time. 13 characters have had their sexual orientations change in later planning. 19 have changed in physical appearance (some much more dramatically than others). Just 2 have switched alignment from good to bad and bad to good. And there are even 2 cases of characters who were originally intended to be guys but are now written to be as girls (and for the record, neither one is transgender).

- For a little added enjoyment (if anyone is interested), I made a playlist on YouTube of songs that pertain to the characters and stories above. These are songs that either inspired me in the writing of the stories and characters, or reminded me of them when I heard it. It’s MOSTLY epic/symphonic/progressive metal, but there are lighter rock themes, ballads and love songs in there too. It’s nearly three hours of music, so I guess I’m just hoping you guys’ll get the same enjoyment from it that I do. ^_^
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#01-09 Bleak Divinity ©1999-2013
#10-15 Black Magic ©2002-2013
#16-20 Prodigal Hearts ©2003-2013
#21-24 Legend of the Legendary Thing ©2004-2013
#25-33 Rain ©2004-2013
#34-38 Through the Eyes of Outcasts ©2006-2013
#38-39 Lavender Town ©2007-2013
#40-45 Idle Herald ©2006-2013
#46-49 A Winner is You ©2007-2013
#50-53 Dusk ©2007-2013
#54-55 Princess Bitch ©2007-2013
#56-57 Ill-Fated Hero ©2007-2013
#58-66 Contest of Heroes ©2008-2013
#67-72 Shangri-La ©2009-2013
#73-79 God Complex ©2009-2013
#80 Halloween Princess Pandora ©2010-2013
#81 Bystander ©2008-2013
#82-84 The Hero’s Choice ©2011-2013
#85-88 Id ©2011-2013
#89-96 Impure ©2012-2013
#97-98 DeviantArt Exclusive ©2007-2013
#99 Black Wings, Kaminari ©2010-2013
#100 Myself ©1984-2013
All stories, characters and all other aspects of each story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:iconjaffre:
Jaffre Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
Oh my! I found this when I was checking the comments of the blank meme and clicking randomly on the one completed and I immediately recognized your style! You're the one who draw the comic "Rain", right? I'm reading it on smackjeeves!
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SolarSpaniel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you have so much characters?

you so pro omfg
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IndecisiveOlivia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Just...Wow.
I am...beyond amazed.
You have such an imagination. It's humbling, if I do say so myself.
All I can say is, keep up the awesome work, and keep making things that I can geek out over. ^_^

(A side note, #100 is totes dorbs.:heart:)
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Musetry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Then I find an actual robot on the list.
Oops.
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Musetry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Wait, the last one is a robot?
You mean your avatar is a robot? *confused*
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Actually, now that you mention it... [link]
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RavenxRose Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow........... i love #100 totally original, cute too :p i still wish for a self character in your style DX you look nice the way you did yourself
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o0WhiteRaven0o Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
...wow...so many ocs.. XD; i have to do this meme too...one day X3
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TGcollector Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
It's fun to look specifically for characters and see them on the list :)
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Been a while since we've seen Lavie and Amanda.
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mckenmic Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
priss is cute
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Holy freaking cow...
Is that one guy near the top wearing pants on his head?
And whats up with Cole (male) and Cole (female)? I'm assuming this isn't a transsexual, seeing as you list all of those as their own characters. :P

Still, holy freaking cow. You have a ton of ideas. How many of these made it into viewable form?

Ni. Ben put it much more eloquently then I ever could. You are amazing girl.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Guy near the top wearing pants on his head? No, I don't believe I designed anyone like that. Which number and/or character are you referring to?

Cole and Cole (heh) are less two separate characters, and more essentially the same character; just not at the same time. Cole (collectively) is the singular hero of a potential game project I'd like to do some day. In the beginning of the game, the player can select whether the protagonist is male or female, but the name defaults to Cole regardless if they don't change it. In the game, the hero's gender affects very little, and neither version is "more correct" to the story. As a result, I decided to draw them both separately.

Actually, I just now counted. If you did some hardcore searching in my gallery, you'd find all but 14 of the above characters somewhere. Some more elaborately explained than others, but yeah, 86 of them can be found SOMEWHERE in my gallery. ^_^
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Number 24: Clancy Schmancy.

Ooooh, right. :) I remember this. The one wherein all your various decisions lead to several different outcomes. :P
Coming up with game designs is fun. :)


O.o Eeeeh...I think I'll avoid the scavenger hunt. XD
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Ah, okay. Yes, he is a funny "pants-like" hat. But no, it is not actually pants. ^_^
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
And the world is lesser for it. XD

Whats his story?
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MNamelessSouL Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
who is the FtM over here by the way, if I may ask?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
The single FtM on the list would be #94, Lexie (AKA Alexandre) Brandt. [link]

And if I might say, he's actually one of my personal favorite characters. I'm quite eager to share his story someday. ^_^
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MNamelessSouL Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! (Happy belated birthday, by the way. <3)

I'm a little confused about the Alexandre part though. Does he blatantly state he's Alexandre sometimes or is he secretly the great Alexandre with high level skills?
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MNamelessSouL Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"#100 Myself 1984-2013" Gold XD
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Zhorker Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I had no idea that you had done this many stories and characters. I be impressed :3
If you hadn't noticed, btw(I'm sure you have,) you spelled "finlle" wrong ^^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
"you spelled "finlle" wrong"
Where did I write that? I can't seem to find what you're referring to.
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Number 100. Just above your head and to the right.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh! You know why I didn't notice that? 'Cause I didn't write it. That's just how the meme is. I fixed another typo in the beginning where it says "How creative/bored are you?" "Creative" was spelled wrong. Odd how, in six months, I never once noticed the other one though...
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FenrirDarkWolfe Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Aidyn and Madison...
I recall seeing somewhere in your gallery that they appear in pretty much all your stories, correct?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
They're not tied directly to any story actually. I mean, technically two older kids by the same names play small roles in Rain (perhaps, they're one in the same, when those kids grow up). But Aidyn and Madison are less part of any other story, and more just their own thing that I simply use for gags and cuteness. ^_^

See them here - [link]
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HowardPhotographics Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Photographer
happy early birthday ^.^!!!!!!!!!! thankyou for posting all your amazing art C: i deeply appreciate you x3!

P.S. youve become a huge inspiration in my life C: please dont stop your comic x3 evarrrr
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much~! I'll do my best. ^_^
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Wynaut Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well this is amazing ^-^

You sound so happy !
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NevermoreFox Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#100 is cute :P
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Teen-Lyoko-Fan7777 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. This is so cool. :) Question: Did Rain pass her math test so she could see her favorite anime get on the drawing board for animation?
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
this is a great collection of characters, im surprised you have so many of them. thats really impressive in my book
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
Your designs for Simon Emerson and The Evil One stand out compared with everyone else.
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monky720 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
that last one is a winner :P
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Animasword Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who gave up halfway through this meme, I'm very impressed that you managed to complete this.
This is a great collection of characters, some I recognise (I'm glad we get to finally get to see the Impure characters in colour), some I don't, but I hope we get to see all of their stories in the future.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
I won't lie; I almost gave up a few times. But I'm so proud to see it in its complete state like this, so it was worth it. ^_^
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LauraRola Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. So many stories, so many characters. I wish I could see them all (at least a little bit).

It's inspiring, really. It truly is.
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Claudia-Baily Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
needs more robots :P
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14bj337 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
This is awesome! I honestly only recognized about one third of the characters. There are some whom I'm familiar with basically everything they're in (the cast of "Rain", plus Amanda & Lavie and Aidyn & Madison), then there are others I've only seen, like, once (the cast of "Impure", "Shangri-La", and a few I recognize from the OCSC), and then there are others I've literally never seen or heard of before today!

It really is amazing how many characters you have. To dream up all of these, and then some... you have a mountain of an imagination! I like how you give the "character rundown" in the author's comment. I'm surprised by some of them - like, how the number of male and female characters are equal, or how almost two-thirds are straight. In many regards, you've got quite a diverse assortment! Now, if we can only get them all together in one big fighting game...

And it's awesome that you included yourself as the last one! As much as I like to see Randy pop up unnecessarily, you are one of your best characters.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Many of these characters have NEVER been seen before today. But if you do some hardcore gallery diving, you'll find there's a lot more characters than you'd think that you'd (potentially) seen before.

"Now, if we can only get them all together in one big fighting game..."
Yeah. I agree. [link]
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeez girl. I am beyond impressed. :painter:

If I had a fraction of your energy and creativity...I could conquer the world, rebuild it in my image, assign the law to force everyone to worship me or be forced to dance for hours in a turret filled labyrinth for my amusem...uh well, let's just say I would sleep a lot less. :blushes:

I love how many characters you can come up with though. I never seem to come up with characters that aren't derivatives of myself in one way or another.

But you know, your birthday is coming up. I hope, and imagine it will be the best one you've ever had.

:heart::cake::heart:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Writer
If I had a fraction of your energy and creativity I could..."

Wait. So, with a fraction of the talent I currently possess, one could take over the world? And myself having several fractions of my own talent (presumably, equaling 100% of it), why don't I run this planet yet? XD

Incidentally, I don't think I'd want to though. I have enough trouble keeping track of everything I've already got on my plate without having to add the whole world to it. Plus I'd feel bad about the whole "ruling everyone" thing. I'd make a terrible dictator. XD
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, uh well... hehe... I have a bad habit of exaggerating things. I mean I must have told myself a million times not to exaggerate. :meow:

Wait a minute... :?

Actually I don't really want to rule the world, as much as be willingly doted upon by several legions of love struck devotees who will move mountains at the wave of my hand. :floating:

I'm not shallow, I'm just starved for affection. :blushes:
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
Wow! That's really impressive.
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1manydragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artist
your last name is samara
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Writer
My middle name is Samara.

[link]
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1manydragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artist
whats your last name
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
So many characters! So many stories and stories yet to tell! :O

I think my favorite is Gunter... I don't even know anything about him. I think I just like his name. Gunter. It's fun to say. :P

Of course, Gunter only makes that spot cause Rand M. Guy isn't here, for some inexplicable reason... ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I genuinely considered Randy for #100. I decided against this for fear that if I did, it'd be the ONLY thing anyone commented on. XD
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
...Probably a justified concern. :nod:
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