EXERCISE Generation and Antithesis

Discussion in 'DEVELOPING CHARACTERS & CULTURES' started by Professor Objection, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. For this challenge, go to a random character generator and generate their name, motivation(s), secret(s), and quirk(s); afterwards, create a bio befitting these traits, and add a few extra details on your own if you wish. Hardly a challenge, some may say. Well, the main idea of the challenge is to create this character's antithesis, or polar opposite, without the help of generators (minus one exception, as you'll soon see). Then post both character sheets here. Bonus points for those who generate both appearances and get fitting pictures of any kind for their characters.

    CSs

    Generated Character
    Appearance/picture (optional):
    Name:
    Age (optional):
    Personality (optional):
    Motivation:
    Quirks (at least 3):
    Secret:
    Bio:


    Antithesis
    Appearance/picture (optional):
    Name:
    Age (optional):
    Personality (optional):
    Motivation:
    Quirks (at least 3):
    Secret:
    Bio:


    And finally, here's my example.

    Generated Character
    Appearance/picture (optional):

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    This woman has fair skin, dark brown eyes and straight black hair.
    She is 4' 8" and has long legs.
    Her clothes are usually quite modest and she prefers them to be dark colored.
    Name: Deirdre Albini
    Age (optional): 20, but claims to be 17
    Personality (optional): Though she tries to seem strong and chatty, to keep people from worrying about her, her fragility is all too clear. She does everything that she's asked to do, and she never complains. She prefers to work with younger children; anyone older makes her nervous.
    Motivation: Driven by grief, her goal is to live quietly without further trouble.
    Quirks (at least 3): Has trouble differentiating dreams from memories, always carries a specific candy, tries to mimic an unfitting stereotype
    Secret: Has an illegitimate child
    Bio: At an early age, Deirdre was moved from home to home after the death of her parents. When she was about fourteen, she was hired as the maid of a very influential family, and she took good care of the children. Unfortunately, one of the servants cornered her in the walk-in freezer, and some time later, Deirdre found herself pregnant with a son. Fearing this would continue, she fled the mansion, only realizing some time afterward that the chocolate-coated caramels she sometimes gave to the children were still in her pockets. With the money from her wages, she was able to get her own apartment and a daycare service for the boy she named Zeferino. She now works at the very same center, picking up her son from school every day. At night, she is plagued by nightmares of that day six years prior.

    Antithesis
    Appearance/picture (optional):

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    This man has tan skin, black eyes and messy white hair.
    He is 6' 1" and has a medium build.
    His clothes are usually quite loose and he prefers them to be light colored.
    Name: Charles Dunn
    Age (optional): 24
    Personality (optional): He's best described as a jokester, though most people don't talk to him long enough to see it. His sense of humor could be seen as slightly morbid, but the few people who are his friends love that kind of stuff.
    Motivation: Hoping to regain his happiness, he wishes to travel the world and see all it has to offer.
    Quirks (at least 3): Has photographic memory, tends to be unprepared, almost never lies
    Secret: Responsible for his daughter's death
    Bio: Charles was a quiet man for most of his life, and he lived a rather boring existence. Every moment was just going through the motions and getting through the day, nothing more. At least, until Aimi came into his life. From then on, the two of them livened eachother's lives exponentially, and they married after two years. Sarika, their daughter, was born shortly afterward. Life was wonderful for all of them...until Charles left Sarika in the car on a very hot day. He didn't even realize what he'd done until he was nearly home. Quickly, he turned around and drove away; he couldn't go home now. He buried his daughter's body in a secluded location and is now trying to avoid responsibility for it, hoping a few international trips will reduce the burden in his heart.
     
    #1 Professor Objection, Dec 1, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015