EXERCISE The One Word Test: Character Interview

Discussion in 'DEVELOPING CHARACTERS' started by Falcon, Jun 4, 2014.

  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 and example? This video should help explain.




    What are you?
    How do you see yourself?
    What is your personality?
    Where would you like to be right now?
    Why?
    Who are your friends?
    Why?
    Where do you live?

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
     
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  2. A young man with wavy, grayish-lavender hair, a lithe frame, and a black vest that bared his chest strolled onto the scene. Always the terse talker, he was intrigued by the challenge. He considered each of his answers carefully, often waiting several minutes before speaking.

    What are you?

    Zack.

    How do you see yourself?

    Transcendent.

    What is your personality?

    Cold.

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Sky.

    Why?

    Freedom.

    Who are your friends?

    Inhuman.

    Why?

    Powerful.

    Where do you live?

    Home.

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    Ice.
     
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  3. What are you?

    Death.

    How do you see yourself?

    Humble.

    What is your personality?

    Subdued.

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Elsewhere.

    Why?

    Away.

    Who are your friends?

    None.

    Why?

    Fear.

    Where do you live?

    Everywhere.

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer, how would you do it?

    Patience.
     
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  4. Foolish, foolish, foolish. Why do I do these things to me, myself, and I? Questions like this are dangerous, dangerous, dangerous. I should let no one else know these things, no one but myself. What sort of silly girl are you, Caeca Luma? Have you learned nothing, nothing, nothing from the pains of the past? Must you open a third time, a time after the time after the time? Must you hurt again before you can see it, see it truly and well and plain? Do not answer true. Do not let them know. Do not reveal a thing.

    What are you?
    Myself.

    How do you see yourself?
    Eyes.

    What is your personality?
    Vague.

    Where would you like to be right now?
    Elsewhere.

    Why?
    Boredom.

    Who are your friends?
    None.

    Why?
    Fruitless.

    Where do you live?
    Nowhere.

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Done.
     
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  5. What are you?
    Huntress
    How do you see yourself?
    Professional
    What is your personality?
    Quirky
    Where would you like to be right now?
    Woods
    Why?
    Home
    Who are your friends?
    Soldiers
    Why?
    War
    Where do you live?
    Mountains

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Arrow
     
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  6. What are you?
    Human

    How do you see yourself?
    Undeserving

    What is your personality?
    Proper

    Where would you like to be right now?
    Dragonkin

    Why?
    King

    Who are your friends?
    Hailey

    Why?
    Love

    Where do you live?
    Misplaced

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Mind
     
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  7. What are you?
    Riddle
    How do you see yourself?
    Lost
    What is your personality?
    Random
    Where would you like to be right now?
    Peace
    Why?
    Happiest
    Who are your friends?
    Whisper
    Why?
    Forgotten
    Where do you live?
    Mind
    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Hope
     
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  8. What are you?
    Pain

    How do you see yourself?

    Worthy

    What is your personality?

    Fragmented

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Chronostasis

    Why?

    Useless

    Who are your friends?

    None

    Why?

    Unnecessary

    Where do you live?

    Suffering

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    Absorbption

    Bonus points if you can guess which character of mine this is.
     
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  9. ooh I have to do this

    What are you?
    King.

    How do you see yourself?

    Complex.

    What is your personality?

    Hard.

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Alone.

    Why?

    Unfamiliar.

    Who are your friends?

    Few.

    Why?
    Me.

    Where do you live?
    Cold.

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Temptation.
     
  10. What are you?

    "Indisposed."

    How do you see yourself?

    "Ignominious."

    What is your personality?

    "Inscrutable."

    Where would you like to be right now?

    "...Nowhere."

    Why?

    "Fear."

    Who are your friends?

    "Friends?"

    Why?

    "Uncertainty."

    Where do you live?

    "Purgatory..."

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    "Providence."
     
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  11. Characters:
    Aisha
    Alice
    Anya
    Archer
    (I did not realize that almost all my active characters had names that started on A before now haha)

    What are you?
    Traveler
    Human
    Time
    Handsome

    How do you see yourself?
    Guilty
    Searching
    Speck
    Sexual

    What is your personality?
    Helpful
    Curious
    Adventurous
    Dangerous

    Where would you like to be right now?
    Friends
    Wandering
    Everywhere
    Bed

    Why?
    Comfort
    Finding
    Curiosity
    Sex

    Who are your friends?
    Warmth
    Important
    Universe
    Non

    Why?
    Memories
    Sharing
    Fate
    distrust

    Where do you live?
    Heart
    Family
    Fantasy
    Nowhere

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Sword
    -
    Planning
    Backstabbing
     
    #11 redblood, Jun 6, 2014
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  12. Taliesin, Kellen, Kristie, Adrian

    What are you?
    Demon
    Chameleon
    Survivor
    Deceiver

    How do you see yourself?
    Monster
    Actor
    Chance
    Confused

    What is your personality?
    Both
    Sly
    Passionate
    Controlled

    Where would you like to be right now?
    Nowhere
    Quiet
    Dominic
    Paris

    Why?
    Monster
    Between
    Forbidden
    Light

    Who are your friends?
    Can't
    Convenient
    Rare
    Studious

    Why?
    Dangerous
    Job
    Secret
    Magicians

    Where do you live?
    Myself
    Ruuk
    Purpose
    Magic

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Skill
    Subterfuge
    Strategy
    Better
     
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  13. What are you?: Friend
    How do you see yourself?: Growing
    What is your personality?: Determined
    Where would you like to be right now?: Training
    Why?: Strength
    Who are your friends?: Courage
    Why?: Helping
    Where do you live?: Here

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    : Together
     
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  14. Riemos

    What are you?
    Demon
    How do you see yourself?
    Mirror
    What is your personality?
    Unique
    Where would you like to be right now?
    Home
    Why?
    Love
    Who are your friends?
    Neko
    Why?
    Love
    Where do you live?
    Castle
    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Murder
     
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  15. || Ace, Hyun-Su ||

    What are you?

    Human
    Human
    How do you
    see yourself?

    Misunderstood
    Weak
    What is your
    personality?

    Two-faced
    Innocent
    Where would you

    like to be right
    now?
    Korea
    America
    Why?
    Love
    Friend
    Who are your
    friends?

    Hyun-Su
    Ace
    Why?
    Love
    Friend
    Where do you
    live?

    America
    Korea
    If you had to
    save the world
    from an evil
    sorcerer how

    would you do it?
    Properly
    Can't
     
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  16. What are you?
    Invisible
    How do you see yourself?
    Loyal
    What is your personality?
    Calm
    Where would you like to be right now?
    Free
    Why?
    Hope
    Who are your friends?
    Unseen
    Why?
    Unwanted
    Where do you live?
    Nowhere
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Sacrifice
     
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  17. (Round 2)
    Paris
    Kim

    What are you?
    Trapped
    Me

    How do you see yourself?
    Tool
    Normal

    What is your personality?
    Obedient
    Hardworking

    Where would you like to be right now?
    Sky
    Mother

    Why?
    Freedom
    Lack

    Who are your friends?
    One
    Classmates

    Why?
    Special
    Normal

    Where do you live?
    Cage
    Strange

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?
    Army
    Gun
     
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  18. Hikadu Corben of Celeste

    What are you?

    Man



    How do you see yourself?


    Relevant



    What is your personality?

    Betrayal


    Where would you like to be righ
    t now?

    Gone


    Why?

    Past


    Who are your friends?

    Souls


    Why?

    Betrayal


    Where do you live?

    Mind


    Bonus:

    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    Ignorance
     
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  19. Sasha Keren

    What are you?

    Prostitute.

    How do you see yourself?

    Apathetic.

    What is your personality?

    Inconsistent.

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Bed.

    Why?

    Sleep.

    Who are your friends?

    Men.

    Why?

    Sex.

    Where do you live?

    Around.

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    Sex.
     
    #19 AkikoYukito, Jun 9, 2014
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  20. What are you?

    Darkness

    How do you see yourself?

    Cold

    What is your personality?

    Evil

    Where would you like to be right now?

    Earth

    Why?

    Destruction

    Who are your friends?

    Fear

    Why?

    Control

    Where do you live?

    Azreath

    Bonus:
    If you had to save the world from an evil sorcerer how would you do it?

    Murder
     
    #20 Raven, Jun 17, 2014
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