writing tons and tons of characters:
edited 10th May '11 9:05:10 PM by jasonwill2
- 7 main crew
- 4 mentors
- 6 (named) Pacification Squad members
- Big Bad and his 4 minions/friends
- 9 (named and significant enough) Wizard Council members
- 7 (time travelling) members of alien expedition crew
- 12 CSI/FBI/CIA agents
- 5 Overseer council members
- 10 Muggles
edited 10th May '11 9:52:09 PM by dRoy
- three "arch-traits" (for example, the "arch trait" 'passionate' can include emotional, determined, and inspirational, as those are all parts of being passionate, but not all are necessarily in there.)
- Political affiliation (liberal, moderate, conservative, something radical, ect)
- Religion (Islamic, Christian, Atheist, Agnostic ect ect)
- moral alignment (in terms of D&D good-evil/chaotic-lawful, but including blue and orange morality as either blue, with good intentions, or orange, with bad intentions and no chaotic/lawful assignment to either blue or orange morality)
edited 10th May '11 10:04:48 PM by jasonwill2
edited 10th May '11 10:27:57 PM by PsychoFreaX
edited 10th May '11 10:30:43 PM by nrjxll
edited 10th May '11 10:54:31 PM by jasonwill2
edited 10th May '11 11:14:22 PM by nrjxll
- a terminally ill boy who deliberately becomes undead
- a gravedigger who's the first to get attacked by the undead
- the leader of the terrorist group that started it all
- a boyfriend/girlfriend pair from the terrorist group
- the younger sister of the boyfriend
- a police detective tracking the terrorists
- a merchant who gets turned undead and then decides to negotiate with the humans (inspired by Re: Your Brains)
- a bullied schoolkid who lets the undead into the safe house to get back at the bullies
- 3 main most protagonists (Mathias Watkins, Tenchi Yamanaka, Daniel)
- A gaggle of main recurring characters throughout the series. (Colonel Barry Smith, Samantha Watkins, Anzan, Admiral Mei Lin, Swordmaster Khornan)
- A plethora of recurring minor characters (too many to rattle off, the running count is somewhere around 30 or so)
- The nigh legion of named characters both one shots and seen more than once.
- Seven major protagonists
- Eight revolving secondary characters
- Seven "heroic" antagonists
- Ten "villainous" antagonists
- Four Eldritch Abominations
- Numerous tertiary characters
- His mom
- His uncle
- his aunt
- his cousin
- his dad (deceased)
- Thane #1
- Thane #2
- Hrothgar's daughter
- Wealtheow (Hrothgar's queen)
- Grendel's mother
- Three main characters (Matj'a, Adanei and Thom) for the first work, and five for the second, and their Pokémon (up to six per trainer, perhaps more) (I'm writing both works in the same 'verse)
- Eight Gym Leaders per region, for two regions, each with two or three sattelite trainers, and their Pokémon.
- Team Evil's leader, commanders and ten or twenty relatively important personnel, and their Pokémon (well at least this time is four Pokémon tops).
- Ten, fifteen tops, members of law enforcement, and their Growlithe.
- Four important, plot-driving secondary characters, and their Pokémon.
- One, two, perhaps three of each of the above character's families (not as strong or notorious for the Mooks but still leaving enough room for development)... and their Pokémon.
- A mysterious hunter, a mysterious industrial spy, and a mysterious assassin, and their Pokémon.
- One or two Rangers, and the partner Pokémon for each (phew!).
- The Elite Four and The Champion, and their Pokémon.
- Heck, the big city's library and personnel, and its Pokémon.
- A relatively large amount of Characters Of The Day and pseudo-rivals for each episode.
- One or two OC Stand-in, and their Pokémon.
- Several random Pokémon who serve as characters of their own.
- A Genius Loci. With its own Pokémon, yeah.
edited 11th May '11 1:06:40 PM by SilentReverence
edited 11th May '11 1:51:05 PM by shrikecatcher
- The 5 person cast.
- 3 people in town, with about 30 extras
- 12 member troupe
- 10 backstory-ers
- 6 castle members
- A fencing school with 3 named students, 1 principal and 1 teacher.
- A merchant family with about 4 other named people, and extras
- A slaving clan with 1 specifically named person, and about 20 extras
- A shaman hive with 2-3 named, and 50 extras
- A monastary with 3 named, and 12 or so extras
- A gypsy family with parents, grandparents, 4 kids.
- Another gypsy family with parents, and 2 kids. They are accompanied by 200-300 extras
- Nomadic characters, 2 named, 70 or so extras.
- A hospital with about 6 named characters and 20 or so extras
- Oh, and a town populated by about 30 unique minor characters all with their own developed quirks.
edited 11th May '11 1:57:35 PM by MrAHR
edited 11th May '11 2:26:04 PM by chihuahua0
edited 11th May '11 2:46:31 PM by Hermiethefrog
- 4 primary protagonists, plus their in-house Mentor
- 3 other mentor characters who live off-campus
- 8 important, named school staff members, plus Alicia in Book 2 and beyond
- 10 or so students of varying level of import (not counting named extras, of which there are too dang many
- 20-odd backstory-relevant characters to the main characters (including 1 Posthumus Character and Nick's 9 siblings)
- 5 assistants to the Big Bad
- A completely different group of big bads who form a 7 Bad Band
- And 30+ others who fill minor roles or who are too difficult to categorize (like Blinky).