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The accompanying Google Doc includes a nice guide for each attribute!


"A quote from or about your character."
      - Book, Chapter

    General Information


Name:
Pronunciation:
Name Meaning:
Name Origin:
Other Names:
Gender:
Titles:

Birth Name:
Birth Date:
Birth Length:
Birth Weight:
Birth Place:
Manner of Birth:
First Word(s):

Death Date:
Death Place:
Manner of Death:
Resting Place:
Last Words:

Dominant Hand:
Astrological Sign:
Catchphrase:
Autograph:
Handwriting:
ID Number/SSN:
License Plate Number:

    Appearance


Picture:

Height:
Weight:
Species:
Race:
Blood Type:
Symbol:

Skin Color:
Birthmarks:
Extra Anatomy:
Somatotype:
Locomotion:

Hair Color:
Hair Length:
Hair Type:
Hair Style:
Widow's Peak:
Ear Shape:
Ear Type:
Eye Color:
Eye Type:
Eyebrows:
Nose Color:
Nose Shape:
Teeth:
Face Shape:
Complexion:
Facial Hair:

Hat Size:
Shirt Size:
Waist Size:
Shoe Size:

Fur Color:
Fur Designs:
Fur Length:
Fur Type:
Tail Color:
Tail Design:
Tail Girth:
Tail Length:
Tail Type:

Alternative Appearances:

    Health and Image


Diet:
Exercise:
Fitness:
Maximum Load:
Running Speed:
Posture:
Dexterity:
Reflexes:

Abnormalities:
Vulnerabilities:
Handicaps:
Aids:
Medication:
Augmentations:
Allergies:
Diseases:
Illnesses:
Disorders:
Imperfections:
Broken Bones:
Reason for Health:

Wardrobe:
Accessories:
Equipment:
Musical Instruments:
Amulets:
Piercings:
Hygiene:
Makeup:
Perfume / Cologne:
Scent:
Scars:
Tattoos:

    Voice


Accent / Dialect:
Voice:
Pitch:
Range:
Volume:
Laughter:
Impediments:

    Psychology


IQ:
Languages:
Vocabulary:
Memory:
Temperament:
Learning Style:
Emotional Stability:
Mental Health:
Instincts:

Bodily-Kinesthetic:
Interpersonal:
Intrapersonal:
Linguistic:
Logical-Mathematical:
Musical:
Naturalistic:
Spatial:
Existential:

    Perception


Audition:
Gustation:
Olfaction:
Tactition:
Vision:
Intuition:
Synesthesia:

    Philosophy


Religion:
Devotion:
Superstitions:
Spirit Animal:
Deathwish:

Allegiance:
Political Party:
Political Awareness:

Morality:
Etiquette:
Alignment:
Attitude:
Outlook on Life:
Perception:
Philosophy / Motto:
Taboos:
Vices:
Virtues:

    Character


Primary Objective:
Secondary Objectives:
Priorities:
Motivation:
Self Confidence:
Self Control:
Self Esteem:

Quirks:
Hobbies:
Closet Hobbies:
Guilty Pleasures:
Habits:

Desires:
Wishes:
Lures:
Manias:
Afflictions:
Traumas:
Worries:
Nervous Tics:
Instigators:
Soothers:
Savvies:
Ineptities:
Soft Spots:
Cruel Streaks:

Accomplishments:
Greatest Achievement:
Failures:
Biggest Failure:
Obituary:

Favorite Dream:
Worst Nightmare:
Earliest Memory:
Fondest Memory:
Worst Memory:
Funniest Moment:
Happiest Moment:
Saddest Moment:
Most Prized Possession:
Most Valuable Possession:
Collections:

Embarrassments:
Mannerisms:
Humor:
Regrets:
Secrets:
Darkest Secret:
Pet Peeves:
Phobias:
Greatest Fear:

Confidence:
Creativity:
Generosity:
Honesty:
Loyalty:
Insecurities:
Patience:
Predictability:
Reliability:
Respect:
Responsibility:
Trustworthiness:

    Common...


Compliments:
Insults:
Expletives:
Farewells:
Greetings:
Mood:
Words:
Emotional Status:

    Preferences


Likes:
Dislikes:
Favorites:
Least Favorites:

    Combat


Ability:
Element:
Martial Arts:
Immunities:
Resistances:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Futilities:
Restrictions:
Origin:
Source:

Specialty:
Signature Move:
Special Attack:
Courage:

    Home, Work, and Education


Abode:
Hometown:
Citizenship:
Culture:
Traditions:
Routine:
Sleep Patterns:
Eating Habits:
Pets:

Employer:
Job Title:
Experience:
Community Service:
Rank:
Supervisor:
Hours:
Work Ethic:
Transportation:
Criminal Record:
Dream Job:

Income / Salary:
Net Worth:
Budget:
Debt:
Savings:
Dependents:
Splurges:

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Colleges:
Special Education:
Extracurricular Activities:
Graduating Year:
Study Habits:
Grades:
Degrees:

    Social


Mother:
Father:
Guardians:
Siblings:
Children:
Close Relatives:
Distant Relatives:
Ancestors:

Best Friend:
Close Friends:
Confidantes:
Friends:
Allies:
Acquaintances:
Followers:
Subordinates:
Rivals:
Enemies:

Inspirations:
Role Models:
Heroes:
Mentors:

Family Dynamics:
Communication:
Discriminations:
Reputation:
Dominance:
Expression:
Cooperation:
Sociability:
Status:
Class:
Livelihood:

Memberships:
Community:

    Romance


First Love:
Love Interests:
Marital Status:
Orientation:
Significant Other:

Love Style:
Flirtiness:
Turnons:
Turnoffs:
Fetishes:
Virginity:

    Story Information


Verse:

Archetype:
Enneagram:
Flaws:
Tropes:
Clichés:

Role:
Fulfilment:
Significance:
Advice:

Analogue:
Inspiration:
Voice Actor:
One Word:
Tagline:
Theme Song:
Soundtrack:

Date of Creation:
First Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Earliest Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Last Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Latest Appearance (Date, Location, Event):

Centric Stories:
Centric Episodes:
Episode Count:

    Reactions


Angry:
Anxious:
Conflicted:
Criticized:
Depressed:
Embarrassed:
Excited:
Frightened:
Guilty:
Happy:
Mistaken:
Nervous:
Offended:
Praised:
Rejected:
Sad:
Stressed:
Thoughtful:

    Impressions


First:
Self:
Family:
Lover:
Friends:
Associates:
Authority:
Strangers:
Enemies:
Post Mortem:
Creator:

    Personality


MBTI Personality Type:
Anima:
Personas:
Idiosyncrasies:

    Biography


Infancy (0-3):

Childhood (4-12):

Adolescence (13-19):

Adulthood (20-54):

Seniority (55+):

    Development


Personal:
Social:
Physical:
Spiritual:

    Miscellaneous


Defining Moment:
Other Information:
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The Google Doc has a nice guide for each attribute!

Current Question Count: ~394

After a long journey of collecting questions and a great deal of research into what makes a character, I'm finally ready to roll out my current progress on this character dossier. As far as my research goes, this is easily one of the most comprehensive character sheets around and it will proceed to grow as more and more attributes are added. It's so big, in fact, that you'll probably have trouble filling the entire thing for any single character. But don't worry, you probably won't need most of the questions here for your story anyway. If the task seems a little daunting, you may wish to fill out the sheet to describe your own self before taking a shot at your characters. Just don't post that one online. That's how identity thieves steal you.

My only rules for using this sheet are that you don't claim any portion of the sheet as your own, and that you link back to this deviation in the comments of your upload, whether or not it's on deviantART. Not only will this make it easier for your friends to fill out the sheet for themselves, but as long as you post it back to deviantART, it will also notify me where it has been used so I can give it a look myself. I find it fun reading what you all are up to with your own stories!

If you'd like to see an example, there is an outdated and unfinished character sheet for my pony OC Cloud Control. If you still prefer the old version of the sheet, I still have it available on my sta.sh [here], where it will no longer be updated. If you have any question, be sure to check the descriptions on that sheet first. If those don't help, don't be afraid to ask me!

This sheet isn't and probably won't ever be "finished", so if you think of anything you think should be added, let me know! I'm happy to add contributions to the sheet!


I've also released a supplementary Google Document the gives extremely detailed explanations of each attribute. It's currently very bare, but it will be filled in as time goes on. I'm absolutely open to any suggestions you might have concerning it!


FAQ:
Q: Why does this version have fewer questions than the first one?
A: This version of the sheet actually does have more questions than the last one. The reason the official count is lower is because I've stopped counting each individual "favorite" and "least favorite" as its own question since it seemed a little like cheating to use them all. The size of this sheet still speaks for itself without them.

Q: Can I have access to the Google Document?
A: No. You probably mean well and I do appreciate that, but whether it's that or you just misunderstood what requesting access to the document means, I probably won't ever accept any of these requests. As it stands, it's important to me that this remain a solo project. If you meant to ask for permission to use the document to flesh out your characters, there's no need to ask permission. This was made for you to use. My only rules are that you leave a link back to this sheet if you post yours anywhere and that you do not claim any portion of the sheet as your own.


MOST RECENT UPDATE:
2017.3.7 - Version 2.1.8
  • Added part 1 of a guide for Pronunciation


What to expect
  • Reworked Abridged Character Sheet
  • Example Sheet
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:iconlanternlight14:
LanternLight14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!!!!! THATS ALOT OF BIO INFO!

Maybe I’ll do this for Lantern!
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:iconboombuzz:
BoomBuzz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now all I need to learn is how to write as lovely as you do.
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:iconminzeii:
Minzeii Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w o a h
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:icongamesmashdash:
GameSmashDash Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well I would say it's a little over kill.
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:iconcaroline257:
Caroline257 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student General Artist
At least it's less than 600
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:iconkehungergames:
kehungergames Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is more of like some questions you can use as an example, like if you're having trouble with development it seems. I don't think they were arguing with you either, seemed like a joke lol.
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GameSmashDash Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Oh; well even so I just write and lay out some basics to understand my character. That way I can flesh them out as I go along but okay.
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:iconkehungergames:
kehungergames Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I get you, I like it cause everyone does it different but I get it.
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Same.
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:iconx-tothemoonandback-x:
x-ToTheMoonAndBack-x Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist
clicked on the google doc, legit heaven but in writing form. Thank you so much.
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:iconcorsenna:
Corsenna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love doing these! I've been playing TTRPGs for almost 15 years and have been compiling a list of questions I answer about all my new characters. I don't particularly need all that information but it's fun and you never really know what you might need to answer about the character. I actually posted something similar once upon a time. 
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SheepGoBeepBeep Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are so many questions! I know what I'm doing this weekend...:smirking: 
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:iconmistress-0f-dragons:
Mistress-0f-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Writer
O_O Holy crap that is a lot of questions. My oc, Scarlet, has gone through several revisions these past 10 years so this really helps me. Will definitely you it in the future and credit you.
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:iconcaroline257:
Caroline257 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student General Artist
This'll be perfect
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:iconcaroline257:
Caroline257 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student General Artist
:happybounce: It's perfect I tell you!
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:iconpiratekingofspace:
PirateKingOfSpace Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
My problem with other character sheets is how stiff and rigid all the categories are. This one manages to cover so many things I hadn't even considered! Noice!
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Holy shit, thank you for this! I haven't even THOUGHT of 90% of these criteria/questions, and I've been using and developing my main character for about 8 years now. Wow. Thank you! You've given me so much to think about!
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:iconof-the-vacant:
Of-The-Vacant Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit-
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:iconhellomoonlightt:
hellomoonlightt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student General Artist
This is gonna help me SO much with my writing! Thank you!
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:iconilovepancakes1:
ILovePancakes1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i love it it really helps alot
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:iconimasuperfangirl:
ImASuperFangirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*when you scroll down* *and keep scrolling* *and* *keep* *scrolling*
I have my work cut out for me on this one
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Mdccc-Lexicon-lxxvi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconmrsandman154:
MrSandman154 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Are you ok with reviewing characters?
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:icona-rose-by-any-name:
Would you mind if I use this outline for character refs? I really like it a whole lot, It's detailed and will more then likely keep me busy as hell. I was gonna use it and then I said "Nah ask first. Its polite"
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:iconpassiee:
Passiee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Note the FAQ:
"If you meant to ask for permission to use the document to flesh out your characters, there's no need to ask permission. This was made for you to use. My only rules are that you leave a link back to this sheet if you post yours anywhere and that you do not claim any portion of the sheet as your own."
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A-Rose-By-Any-Name Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Lol sorry I didn't see the FAQ T^T
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:iconcorruptnihilist:
corruptNihilist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
best ever. would i be able to put the nictitating membrane in the "eye type" or?
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good question. In this iteration of the sheet, eye type is the most appropriate place for describing that third eyelid.
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:iconxxx-vi:
XXX-VI Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is exactly what I needed for my novel- much appreciated.
Credits will be given, too, when done.
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:iconbaneofsugar:
Baneofsugar Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn this is detailed o-o
luckily I have no life, so I can spend about six hours filling this out for all of my characters :D
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:iconskylor1819:
Skylor1819 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My gosh. I don't even know some of these things with my characters. Kill me! I can't even do one
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:iconthegamingcentaur:
TheGamingCentaur Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have over 300 characters, doing one for every character would kill me XD
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:icona-rose-by-any-name:
A-Rose-By-Any-Name Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
I feel you! My best advice would be to use this one on your favorites! :3 Hopefully that helps
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:iconkeizerharm:
KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
:iconamcalmaron: it is weekend fill this in for all you chars plz
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:iconamcalmaron:
AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What the heck? :noes:
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:iconkeizerharm:
KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
What's Sonja's tail girth? I need to know before Wednesday! =P
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:iconamcalmaron:
AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gnaaargh, I can't think of anything to write for this...
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:iconkeizerharm:
KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
I'm kidding, mate. 400 questions is a bit much even for me :p
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:iconamcalmaron:
AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I meant the other one...
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:iconkeizerharm:
KeizerHarm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Very impressive :) I wonder when I could ever use tail girth in a story, but some of these I had not thought of before but do seem good to have now :)
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:iconrivverx:
Rivverx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
I will be using this for a character, if that is alright. I intend to give the link to this page and credit! :)
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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:iconrivverx:
Rivverx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Do you mind if I note it to you? ^_^
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, you can note it to me if you like. :)
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:iconrivverx:
Rivverx Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
I shall do this! When I un-code it. I had it color coded haha.
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to it!
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:iconbleyoo:
Bleyoo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Time to suffer
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