EXERCISE The One Word Test: Character Interview #8

Discussion in 'DEVELOPING CHARACTERS' started by - Falcon -, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. I will ask a series of questions. Your character is confined to single word responses. One word only.
    The point of this exercise is to convey as much about the character with as few words as possible.

    Need an example? This video should help explain.


    Remember you can answer questions abstractly. For example:
    What do you wear to work? Honor


    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Why?
    How do you feel about rules?
    How do you feel about law breakers
    What is your opinion of justice?
    What is your opinion of mercy
    What is your opinion of grace?
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Why?

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
     
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  2. Sasha Keren

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?

    Prostitution.

    Why?

    Indiscretion.

    How do you feel about rules?

    Breakable.

    How do you feel about law breakers?

    Fodder.

    What is your opinion of justice?

    Corrupt.

    What is your opinion of mercy?

    Weakness.

    What is your opinion of grace?

    Privilege.

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?

    Repeat.

    Why?

    Rectify.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?

    Oasis.
     
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  3. Character: Matthias Draper

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Hunger

    Why?
    Kills

    How do you feel about rules?
    Necessary

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Ambivalent

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Balance

    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Mirror

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Confused

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Register

    Why?
    Help

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Fail
     
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  4. Aki Takeshi

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Murder

    Why?
    Assassin

    How do you feel about rules?
    Unhappy

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Neutral

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Biased

    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Rare

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Abstract

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Forgive

    Why?
    Tired

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Search
     
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  5. Character's Name: Adrian Savona (AKA "Glyde")

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Insubordination

    Why?
    Morality

    How do you feel about rules?
    Insufficient

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Conditional

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Equivocal

    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Blessing

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Unattainable

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Stay

    Why?
    Family

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Hide
     
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  6. Character's Name: Savannah Smith

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Freedom.

    Why?
    Heart.


    How do you feel about rules?
    Flexible.


    How do you feel about law breakers?

    Distant.

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Comical.


    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Necessary.


    What is your opinion of grace?
    Innate.


    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?

    Orchestrate.

    Why?
    Power.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Pray.
     
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  7. If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Explosion!
    Why?
    Because.
    How do you feel about rules?
    Whatever.
    How do you feel about law breakers
    Scum?
    What is your opinion of justice?
    JUSTICE !
    What is your opinion of mercy
    Forgiveness ?
    What is your opinion of grace?
    Eh.
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Same.
    Why?
    Fun !

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Don't.
     
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  8. Akane

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Murder
    Why? Assassin
    How do you feel about rules? Justifiable
    How do you feel about law breakers? Understandable
    What is your opinion of justice? Misleading
    What is your opinion of mercy? Foolish
    What is your opinion of grace? False
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Assassinate
    Why? Identity

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Desperation
     
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  9. Character: Mari 4

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? I'd most likely be sent to prison for insubordination.
    Why? Because I'd likely find a law or military regulation inconvenient to saving lives, or helping the ones I care for.
    How do you feel about rules? They are there because of precedent and intent to preserve order, but not perfect.
    How do you feel about law breakers? Depends on the situation or circumstances, they may be good people or very bad.
    What is your opinion of justice? Justice is a loose term, and different people would have different opinions on this. I don't have a set opinion.
    What is your opinion of mercy? It's a useful stance if the one granting it sees potential or use to giving it.
    What is your opinion of grace? Something I don't have!
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? I wouldn't change a thing.
    Why? My life has been a blessed one, despite its troubles... and it's still an open book.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Prioritize on survival, plan actions based on that priority and make the most of what I can find.
     
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  10. Izusa
    Rozene

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Theft.
    Theft.



    Why?
    Money.
    Money.


    How do you feel about rules?
    Laugh.
    Broken.


    How do you feel about law breakers
    Depends.
    grey area.

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Grey.
    grey.

    What is your opinion of mercy
    depends.
    good.

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Dunno.
    needless.

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    ....stupid.
    Not run away.

    Why?
    Foolish.
    Mistake....


    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    sand fish! :D
    Hunt.
     
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  11. X

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Murder.

    Why?
    Freedom.

    How do you feel about rules?
    Arbitrary.

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Depends.

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Equality.

    What is your opinion of mercy
    Weakness.

    What is your opinion of grace?
    What?

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Everything.

    Why?
    Opportunities.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Can't.
     
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  12. Switch Vanity

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Murder.


    Why?

    Rapists.

    How do you feel about rules?
    Breakable.


    How do you feel about law breakers?

    Depends.

    What is your opinion of justice?

    Equality.

    What is your opinion of mercy?

    Kindness.

    What is your opinion of grace?

    Lacking.

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?

    Run.

    Why?

    Father.
     
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  13. Draza

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Treason

    Why?
    Failure

    How do you feel about rules?
    Well-intentioned

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Depends

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Good

    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Ideal

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Present

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Wouldn't

    Why?
    Wisdom

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Faith
     
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  14. Characters:
    Riley
    Tara

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Assault
    Theft

    Why?
    Survival
    Fear

    How do you feel about rules?
    Wrong
    Guidelines

    How do you feel about law breakers
    Justified
    Sympathy

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Prejudiced
    Confused


    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Lazy
    Necessary

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Nonexistant
    Theoretical

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Save
    Heal

    Why?
    Guilt
    Pain

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Determination
    Brother
     
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  15. Character: Hideko
    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Trespassing
    Why?
    Curiosity
    How do you feel about rules?
    Guidelines
    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Neutral
    What is your opinion of justice?
    Idealistic
    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Rare
    What is your opinion of grace?
    Multifaceted
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Same
    Why?
    Nature

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Legends
     
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  16. Kerrick Aenlass - Ilium [link]

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Truth.

    Why?
    Denial.

    How do you feel about rules?
    Depends.

    How do you feel about law breakers?
    Justifiable.

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Nonexistent.

    What is your opinion of mercy?
    Generous.

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Unnecessary.

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Stay.

    Why?
    ...Love.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Improvise.
     
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  17. Character Name: Felix Cadence

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for?
    Adultery

    Why?
    Desire

    How do you feel about rules?
    Uncomfortable

    How do you feel about law breakers
    Astounded

    What is your opinion of justice?
    Arbitrary

    What is your opinion of mercy
    Fortuitous

    What is your opinion of grace?
    Concealment

    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do?
    Save

    Why?
    Forgiveness

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive?
    Talent
     
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  19. Trevean Auster
    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Multiple
    Why? Mastermind
    How do you feel about rules? Malleable
    How do you feel about law breakers? Co-conspirators
    What is your opinion of justice? Necessary
    What is your opinion of mercy? Forgiving
    What is your opinion of grace? Undeserved
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Rejoice
    Why? Opportunity

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? impossible

    Kaden Moranyo
    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Murder
    Why? War
    How do you feel about rules? Necessary
    How do you feel about law breakers? Criminals
    What is your opinion of justice? Essential
    What is your opinion of mercy? Leniency
    What is your opinion of grace? Misunderstood
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Repeat
    Why? Un-regretted

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Residence


    Nicoli de’Arbolshire
    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Assassination
    Why? deserved
    How do you feel about rules? Flexible
    How do you feel about law breakers? Pitty
    What is your opinion of justice? Bar-setting
    What is your opinion of mercy? Occasional
    What is your opinion of grace? Kindness
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Refuse
    Why? Unnecessary

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Resources
     
  20. Sweyn

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Racketeering
    Why? I'm the High Thane. I lie, steal, murder and extort... so my doubters claim, anyway.
    How do you feel about rules? I believe in them whole-heartedly.
    How do you feel about law breakers? They will face justice. Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot these were supposed to be one word answers.
    What is your opinion of justice? Necessary.
    What is your opinion of mercy? Grateful.
    What is your opinion of grace? Blessing.
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Same.
    Why? -points at himself- Ruler.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Determination.

    Kargul

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Genocide.
    Why? -grunts with a sneer-
    How do you feel about rules? Mine.
    How do you feel about law breakers? Death.
    What is your opinion of justice? Swift.
    What is your opinion of mercy? Weakness.
    What is your opinion of grace? Huh?
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Same.
    Why? -pounds his right fist against his massive chest- Warchief.

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? Strength.

    WH

    If you were to go to prison, what crime would it be for? Murder.
    Why? Retaliation.
    How do you feel about rules? Depends.
    How do you feel about law breakers? Depends.
    What is your opinion of justice? Whose?
    What is your opinion of mercy? Sometimes.
    What is your opinion of grace? Please.
    If you could wipe the slate clean and start your life afresh, what would you do? Same.
    Why? Have you met me?

    Bonus: You’re lost in the desert, how do you survive? -holds up a copy of the SAS Survival Guide- This.
     
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