Reason for name:
Reason for nickname:
Place of Birth:
Currently living in:
Any physical illnesses?:
Any mental illnesses?:
Act before thinking/Think before acting?:
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
Allegiance: (Does your OC side with Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, or both? Or, does your OC side with a villian, like Discord?)
Flaws: (Everyone has their good aspects and bad aspects. The flaws are what makes a character seem more life-like.)
(In this, try to include these things:
Where is your OC originally from?
How did your OC get his/her cutie mark?
How did your OC get to where he/she is today?
You can also add anything that you feel is important in your OC's history.)
(Where is your OC now? What does he/she do now?)
(Basic Pegasus Powers:
Intrinsic Pegasus ability to fly
Intrinsic Pegasus ability to walk on clouds)
(Basic Unicorn Powers:
Intrinsic Unicorn ability to use
1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
2. How old are you? When is your birthday?
3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?
4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
6. What is your occupation?
7. How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
8. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes?
9. What is your race?
10. To which social class do you belong?
11. Do you consider yourself to be attractive? Do others?
12. What is your style of dress?
13. Do you have any scars? Tattoos? Birthmarks? Other unique physical features?
14. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
15. Are you right- or left-handed?
16. What does your voice sound like?
17. What kind of vocabulary do you use?
18. List three quirks or other defining characteristics.
19. How often do you bathe? Do you wear perfumes?
1. People don't behave the same way all the time. In fact, they generally have a mask for every social group -- friends, family, business. Sometimes they have a different mask for different groups of friends. How does your character act around different people? How does their personality shift and change?
2. Your character has been brought to a party and promptly ditched. They don't have a ride back home. How does this work? How comfortable are they around all of these strangers? Do they interact?
3. It's kind of awkward - what subje
Age: (Part I, Part II, Epilogue)
Sexual/Romantic Orientation: (Hetero/Homo/Bi/Etc.)
Date of Birth: MM/DD
Date of Death: MM/DD
Astrological/Zodiac Sign: (Western/Eastern Respectively)
If Ninja, Rank?: [Genin, Chunin, Jounin, etc.]
The Character’s Appearance
(Describe your character’s physical appearance with as much detail as possible. Don’t just list off words; get descriptive with how you describe your character instead of just stating their appearance.)
(List/describe any tattoos, birthmarks, or scars that your char