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Blank Character Sheet 2.1.8 (390+ Questions!)

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Published: June 11, 2014
The accompanying Google Doc has 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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Brief introduction to your character: "(A quote from your character)" Name First name: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Middle name: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Surname: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Alias: -Why this alias?: Nickname(s): -Why this nickname?: Title(s): Characteristics Canon/Story: Role: Age: How old do they appear? Mental Age: Gender: Race: Nationality: Ethnicity: Blood Type: Birth Date: Birth Weight: Birth Length: Manner of Birth: First Words: Symbol: Sexuality: Religion: Native Language: Spoken Languages: Relationship Status: Chinese Zodiac Sign: Astrological Sign: Tarot Card: Social Secur
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Ultimate Character Profile
General Profile Info: • Name: • Nickname(s) (if any): • Age: • Gender: • Star Sign: Cultural Info: • Birth Date: • Birthplace: • Habitat/Home/Address/Hometown: • Occupation (how do they feel about their job?): • Education: • Economic Status (now and in the past): • Environment (how has it affected them now and in the past): • Religious Beliefs (how important is it to them?): • Political Attitude: Appearance: • General Appearance: • Body Type (endomorphic, ectomorphic or mezomorphic): • Height: • Weight: • Hair (colour and style
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Insanely Long Character Form
Background: Personal Information Full Name: Spelling: Reason or meaning of the name: Nickname: Reason or meaning of the nickname: Age: Gender: Race / Species: Nationality: Height / length: Weight: Dominant hand: [right / left / ambidextrous/ etc] Health status: Social status: Marital status: Virgin: [yes / no] Residence: Family Mother: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: Relationship: [close / apart / deceased / etc] Father: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: Relationship: [close / apart / deceased / etc] Paternal Grandmother: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: R
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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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Huge 600+ Question Character Template
Brief introduction to your character: "(A quote from your character)" Name First name: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Middle name: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Surname: -Meaning: - Pronunciation: - Origin: Alias: -Why this alias?: Nickname(s): -Why this nickname?: Title(s): Characteristics Canon/Story: Role: Age: How old do they appear? Mental Age: Gender: Race: Nationality: Ethnicity: Blood Type: Birth Date: Birth Weight: Birth Length: Manner of Birth: First Words: Symbol: Sexuality: Religion: Native Language: Spoken Languages: Relationship Status: Chinese Zodiac Sign: Astrological Sign: Tarot Card: Social Secur
U
Ultimate Character Profile
General Profile Info: • Name: • Nickname(s) (if any): • Age: • Gender: • Star Sign: Cultural Info: • Birth Date: • Birthplace: • Habitat/Home/Address/Hometown: • Occupation (how do they feel about their job?): • Education: • Economic Status (now and in the past): • Environment (how has it affected them now and in the past): • Religious Beliefs (how important is it to them?): • Political Attitude: Appearance: • General Appearance: • Body Type (endomorphic, ectomorphic or mezomorphic): • Height: • Weight: • Hair (colour and style
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Insanely Long Character Form
Background: Personal Information Full Name: Spelling: Reason or meaning of the name: Nickname: Reason or meaning of the nickname: Age: Gender: Race / Species: Nationality: Height / length: Weight: Dominant hand: [right / left / ambidextrous/ etc] Health status: Social status: Marital status: Virgin: [yes / no] Residence: Family Mother: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: Relationship: [close / apart / deceased / etc] Father: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: Relationship: [close / apart / deceased / etc] Paternal Grandmother: Age: Race / Species: Height / length: Occupation: R
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P0ddo's avatar
P0ddo|Hobbyist Artist
thank u
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gingernerd2's avatar
This is amazing!! Thank you so much for making this!! (probably gonna use this for the rest of my characters. gonna rewrite the all)
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LanternLight14's avatar
LanternLight14|Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!!!!! THATS ALOT OF BIO INFO!

Maybe I’ll do this for Lantern!
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BoomBuzz's avatar
BoomBuzz|Hobbyist General Artist
Now all I need to learn is how to write as lovely as you do.
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Minzeii's avatar
Minzeii|Hobbyist Digital Artist
w o a h
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GameSmashDash's avatar
Well I would say it's a little over kill.
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Caroline257's avatar
Caroline257|Student General Artist
At least it's less than 600
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GameSmashDash|Hobbyist Writer
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Okay but that doesn't make it any better. Sure it's less than that but that doesn't make it any better. It's not the number of questions that make a character, it's the defining traits that make a character. What I mean by that is what is important to focus on for the character.

The over kill aspect doesn't come from the number of questions but the lacking of things that tell you what your character is. A great character is built from things they've done, as well characters such as Harry Potter to Soul from Soul eater weren't built in a day, they were built over time as characters.

To define your character is to sit down and write stories of your characters see whether or not it's in and or out of character for the character to do what they're doing. Some of the greatest characters written weren't made fleshed out right away in an instant to be made inside one day but over time.

You shouldn't be worried about the visuals of the character but focus on who your character is as a person and should be thought about through there journey of their life.

So no, "at least it's less than 600" is not a valid argument! If anything it shows how much you miss the point about making a character and what makes a great character! Not a sheet of notes!
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kehungergames|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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TheBoson's avatar
TheBoson|Hobbyist General Artist
Same.
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mariajogato1996|Student General Artist
Wow...,¡I'll Shall Be Using This Character Sheet For Some New Characters That I'm Creating By Myself¡Faint-plz Faint-plz Faint-plz Faint-plz Faint-plz Faint-plz 
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clicked on the google doc, legit heaven but in writing form. Thank you so much.
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Corsenna|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are so many questions! I know what I'm doing this weekend...:smirking: 
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Mistress-0f-Dragons's avatar
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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Caroline257|Student General Artist
This'll be perfect
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Caroline257's avatar
Caroline257|Student General Artist
:happybounce: It's perfect I tell you!
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PirateKingOfSpace|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's avatar
Ayedeas|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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Of-The-Vacant|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit-
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hellomoonlightt|Student General Artist
This is gonna help me SO much with my writing! Thank you!
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ILovePancakes1|Student Digital Artist
i love it it really helps alot
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ImASuperFangirl|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|Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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