UNREAL BLACK THINGSCharacter list for my NaNoWriMo entry that I never finished, and am working on right now. Einstein: A young man who wakes up inside a castle with no recollection of who he is. His true identity is a mystery, and his will to find out is his motivation for the story. He is calm, stoic, internally sarcastic, and silent, but because of his inability to speak, he is often misunderstood. Possessing a suit of European armor, he sets out to explore the area in which he’s in. A deep forest. Orihime Miyabi: A young girl who lives in Takamagahara City with her ill mother. Due to her father abandoning them, and their low social status, they do not have enough money to live easily. One day, while out on an errand, she hears a few people talking about a legendary “Immortality Wine” that can cure all diseases, and is rumored to be located in an abandoned castle in the woods. She prepares to go and get it at all costs. She’s a very bright, stubborn, and naïve child who represents the idealism of the novel. Izanami: A goddess that lives inside Miyabi’s body. She’s very arrogant and prideful, and does not care much about Miyabi. However, as Miyabi’s body is the only compatible one with Izanami, she tries to coexist with her. She believes that people cannot be trusted, and that one should take action if they want to accomplish anything. Hirasaka Koyomi: A son of a noble. Introverted, he usually stays away from other children and plays by himself. One day while with the rest of the kids near a river, a wild monster appears and attacks them. Although most of the children were unharmed, Koyomi disappeared. He does not believe in doing something if it isn't necessary. He’s very pessimistic, observant, and a smart child who represents the cynicism of the novel. Shimada Kanbei: A female Ronin who was banished from her hometown, and is now wandering around without cause. During her stay in Takamagahara, a young child disappears, rumors about a mysterious youkai that lives in the woods start to spread around, and Kanbei decides to go and look for the missing kid and kill the rumored Youkai if it exists. She posts a request, asking for other ronins to gather. Seven Samurai she has gathered, including herself, and then she departed on her self-given quest. She has a very strong, flawed sense of justice, and represents Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins. Kikuchiyo: Real Name: Komachi Awase A hotheaded rude and rash farmer who dreams of becoming a Samurai so much that she calls herself Kikuchiyo, after a legendary Samurai, even though it’s a man’s name. One day, on seeing a request for Ronins to help find a lost child and defeat a demon, she jumps at the chance to prove to her family that she can become a competent Samurai. She represents Greed of the Seven Deadly Sins. Okamoto Katsushiro: An introverted Samurai who has a frail body, but a very good handle on swordsmanship. She’s very stoic, and speaks rarely. One day she sees a request for Samurai to rescue a lost child and kill a monster, and decides to see what is happening. She represents Sloth of the Seven Deadly Sins. Katayama Gorobei: A ninja from a nearby Nibutani Village. Has a mysterious grudge against Lord Kyouma of Kotoge Islands. One day while disguised as a Samurai wandering around a nearby village, she sees one of the Samurai serving under her enemy, and secretly follows the person. She represents Wrath of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hayashida Heihachi: The daughter of a well-known family in the Capital. Due to her family’s reputations for male warriors, she was given a male name, and treated as a son instead of a daughter. On her pilgrimage, she decides to temporarily rest in a nearby town, where she saw a poster requesting to help find a lost child. Seeing it as her duty as a Samurai, she goes to help. She represents Lust of the Seven Deadly Sins. Shichiroji: A castle guard who is friends with Kanbei. Orphaned at birth and taken in by a Samurai lord, she admires Kanbei for being at the same level as her adoptive father. After Kanbei was exiled from her hometown, she leaves on a journey to find her. She represents Envy of the Seven Deadly Sins. Kyuzou: Real Name: Kyuko Zousaka A war-obsessed, solipsistic, arrogant Ronin who has heard about the legendary undefeated Samurai, and has been searching for him ever since. She comes to Takamagahara to search for the swordsman, when she heard a certain rumor…She represents Gluttony of the Seven Sins. A time traveler would've been added to this list, but I'm thinking about having him appear in later sequels instead(If later sequels would ever come)
edited 8th Dec '12 7:43:09 AM by danna45
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Library of useless factsAdding 'other' characters and family members would quadruple the list. The Main Party: Derrek Graymer Naida Holderin Tartagin Tolten Zammela 'Glam' Glemeis Helgando 'Hush' Barrington Kristoph Rupandil Sparrow Important Past Characters: (Deceased) Barton Holderin Clayton Cobb Beatriz Adakasin Guiren Solace Antagonists: King Dairus Solace, a.k.a. The Bard King Barone Holderin, The Azure Knight Shay Maah Beapou Squishy Anansi, The Desert Scorpion Bethany Cobb Lew Luster Shawn Branberry
edited 27th Dec '12 12:36:24 PM by Dimanagul
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MadmanFrom my outlined story The Lightbringers. Rowan: The story's protagonist, a vagrant knight who lost his left eye in a duel. He wants more than anything else in the world to resurrect his lost eye and redeem himself. Wears plate armor, has a suntanned face and messy brown hair (looks rather like Hugh Grant or Gerard Butler in my mind), and fights with a long-sword. Queen Herschel: The Queen of the Enlightened Kingdom, a civilization of magicians (or Lightbringers) who derive their power from a sun-like divinity called the Light. She claims that her people are under attack by the invading Darkhorde, but in reality the Lightbringers are the real invaders and aggressors in the conflict. Offers to restore Rowan's eye if he can locate the Darkhorde's lair of operation. Dresses in white and blue, has blonde hair and blue eyes, and generally resembles a Disney princess in both looks and demeanor. Feivel: A Lightbringer magician, he accompanies Rowan as a medic on the search for the Darkhorde's lair. Like his relative Herschel (and all the other Lightbringers), he has blond hair and blue eyes. Short and stout figure, something of a wisecracker, but very smart. Ultimately he gets killed by a dragon who deactivates his magic with its venom. Khanyisile: A prominent warrior among the "Darkhorde", or more properly the Watu, she saves Rowan from the dragon and converts him to her side. She eventually becomes his love interest and leads him on a quest to destroy the Light and drive the Lightbringers out of her homeland. Beautiful and athletic black woman skilled with the spear and bow.
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"A bank, a politician, and a kid worth one point two billion. I think that's three birds and one stone, a rather good start to my day, if I would say so myself. Hmhmhm...yes, only thing that could make it better is a nice, hot cup of coffee."
The now openly malevolent "angel" only smirked, "At least we know Matthew's a hottie. If he's anything like other teenage boys, I know how to get to him."
"Ahh, cmon, what can it hurt? I just wanna hang out with 'im for a minute. Please? Please, big sis?" He sounded like a desperate teenage boy, whining about why he couldn't do something harmless. It created an almost frightening dissonance in the fact that he was really talking about mutilating their very young hostage from the bank raid. While the boy was listening.
"Well, first and foremost, its obvious our main target's quite stressed, his body language is saying he's ready to give up. Which means its time to push him over the edge." Claudia smirked, knowing what this meant.
"Pretty...the bird's so pretty." David had no idea he had killed it with that crystal shard through its neck. He simply caressed the dead bird in his hands, smearing blood all over his face. He then giggled, "Hey, Claudia, look, my face's all dirty!"
edited 27th Dec '12 10:14:47 PM by NickTheSwing
Rock'n Rolling StillSince I do happen to have a second world from some time, allow me to make yet another list of a few named characters.
Rock and Roll is here to stay, you're not!
Wolf1066My latest WIP that I'm devoting time to while I get past a few blocks in my other Ws IP: Survivors of a catastrophic accident that left over 10, 000 dead and now must survive in an inhospitable environment long enough to reach a safe haven. Alice - Christian; African heritage; from somewhere in the USA (she hasn't told me where, yet); very wealthy background; has just lost her husband, Sam, in the accident. Brian - Neo-Pagan; English; from Manchester; has just lost his partners, Derek and Sarah, in the accident. Tracey - Atheist; Chinese heritage; from Liverpool; has lost her husband, David, in the accident. Renate - Christian; German; from Freiburg im Breisgau; has lost her partner, Trudi, in the accident. Trevor - viewpoint character. Atheist; "Pakeha" ("NZ Euro"); from Havelock North, New Zealand; computer technician; camper/tramper; no personal losses in the accident. Robot - non-humanoid utility robot; no cutesy synthetic personality; not AI - does have some fairly good programming, though, and a wealth of recorded information. A computer with limited problem-solving capabilities and the ability to actually lift and carry stuff.
Dangerously Genre Savvy since ages ago...
ResearcherI'm writing a story at the moment that I hope to have published when it's finished. Here are some of the characters in it. Jessie Evan: Indigenous police officer in the Victoria police force. Part of the challenge for her is being black and a woman. Dave Taylor: College student Jessie lives with. Provides emotional support. Pete Marstars: Senior officer who is usually paired with Jessie. Provides guidance for the job. Gloria Marule: Murder victim. Worked as prostitute after the death of his wife, yes his wife. Was a transsexual who changed to a female after his wife died and his brother took in their only daughter when he couldn't cope with the loss. Heath La Roach: Victim of numerous assaults and crimes from youth gangs. Seeks police for aid. Christine Garner: Heath's girlfriend. When police suspect he is targeting aboriginals Heath says how Christine is black to show that's not the case. Gives Heath support and tries to find a way to stop him from being victimized. Enrica Goss: Police officer who confronts Heath over right to self defense, before backing off over him citing being issued firearm to defend herself. Suggestions to not be victimized place the police in a tough spot. Jeremy Mc Donald: Works in urban clothing store that is repeatedly targeted. Seeks answers to stop the crimes. Tries to investigate in the hopes of finding some solution he can bring to the police. Camille: Prostitute eager to help the police find Gloria's killers. Named after the beloved Camilla de Castro. I don't dare give further details as that will lead to massive spoilers. But I will say the story is about three quarters of the way completed, the basic story is done, it's just a matter of filling in the details.
edited 25th Jan '13 7:04:04 PM by tsstevens
A time traveler would've been added to this list, but I'm thinking about having him appear in later sequels instead(If later sequels would ever come)This seems like it might be a darling you have to murder.
Gloria Marule: Murder victim. Worked as prostitute to provide for his daughter, yes his daughter. Was a transsexual who changed to a female after his wife left so she didn't feel like she lost her mother....leaving aside the rife Unfortunate Implications, that doesn't make a lot of financial sense. ._. SRS is expensive. If she could afford that, she should have access to other ways to provide for her daughter, and contrariwise.
ResearcherAh, yes. I didn't think of the financial aspect of it. Thank you for addressing this. I'm actually working on the story right now, unemployment absolutely sucks. I had another one, that follows on from the story that will delve into people committing crime because they are financially desperate. I've snuck a few clues on where a second book if I write a second book would go. Might it make sense that Gloria had the sex change operation done then fell on hard times? As far as the Unfortunate Implications go, this was something I thought of myself. I wanted something that would not shock the reader as such or cause controversy but make them wonder why a transsexual was the victim. I'm very much writing up how he and his family are sympathetic as well as how a couple of other characters who had...um, seen him are all for transsexuals, they don't just swing that way but they are treated with respect, they're the same as anyone else. So that might help ease the idea that me as a writer has it in for them.
the it-thingyThat's plausible. For the Unfortunate Implications, I was actually more thinking of the matter of motivation - your description, at least, suggests the ideas (a) that transsexuality is a conscious choice of the patient, which it isn't, and (b) that all other things equal a child is better-raised by a single mother than by a single father, which is debatable. (Standing alone, the latter could easily be in-character logic, but the former would be a rather sensitive issue that could lead to accusations of Did Not Do The Research.)
edited 24th Jan '13 3:54:31 PM by Noaqiyeum
ResearcherI have something in mind with the victim being a transsexual, to say more would reveal spoilers but I'm certainly treating the issue with respect. Though with the cost of a sex change operation, I'm wondering if this might be a case of Reality Is Unrealistic. As for Paul becoming a woman because he thought it would be better if his daughter didn't lose her mother, the daughter is in the story to provide an added gut punch to Jessie and Peter when they find out Paul's next of kin and they deliver the death notice. If the idea of women being better at parenting than men can lead to Unfortunate Implications then the question is how can I work around that? Do I need her in the story to provide the emotional impact? Is there some way that I could have it look like Paul wasn't there because of his job, then when his wife left he quit his job and took on the mother role? That's something I'll certainly look at and see if it can work. Thank you very much for your help.
the it-thingyPerhaps you could have his newfound transsexuality be part of the cause of their divorce/separation, rather than a consequence?
Thunder, Perfect MindUh, that's a really unfortunate set of implications that you're bringing into play there. People don't "decide" that they're the wrong sex. Do you know any transgender people? Please, talk to them.
ResearcherFrom the research I had done I understood gender confusion was one of the issues, however by no means do I wish to insult anyone by getting it wrong. Paul's brother Alex is going to be in the story a bit. Maybe just make it that it's Alex's daughter? That way I could avoid the Unfortunate Implications that seem to be coming up and I can still have that pathos that I'm after.
I strongly second the recommendation that you talk to any transgender people you know if you're going to go any further with this idea. If you don't know any, then do some research.
ResearcherI changed the idea so that after Paul's wife died and he couldn't cope Alex and his wife took in his daughter, then later Paul underwent the sex change operation, so that might avert some of the problems associated with the idea of him raising a daughter by pretending to be her mother. So now what I need to do is work out why he would make the change in the first place. Looks like I need to do some research.
This story is about a High Fantasy setting with modern technology. (Using the OP's text designation system.) Main Cast
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The gravestone has been stolenAlright, here we go, ...I shall list my character lists from the NaNoWriMo Journal I am still working on. It's a Other-Worlds fantasy setting ala Digimon with some Lord of the Rings style world-building, and for the animals a very My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic like base to them. It mostly plays out so far as a Whole Plot Reference to all the good arcs from the odd-numbered Digimon seasons. 9 humans become familiars to 9 giant cats to uphold Darstia. Of the characters I know of so far: The Main Cast Val Parker: Pretty much the Only Sane Man of the group, ...with a weakness for shopping. He plays out much like the Jack, or more accurately Henry Harry Rogers: Probably the Takato of the group, still very much idealistic and "pure" compared to most of the rest of the cast. Hollea Grey: Pretty much a Foil to Val, sort of like a combination between Rika in her Mc Coy tendencies and Toph in boisterous-ness. So far the only humans I've written for so far, but I have more but I'll list the other characters first So now for The Main Cats Little Radish: Pretty much like Applejack, except a little bit more curious and less dense. This is in contrast to her partner Hollea Grey. More likely to be a people-pleaser as well. Bolt Pouncer: The obvious Rainbow Dash expy, even down the love of flying. I haven't quite figured out where to diverge the character away yet. Plays the obvious foil to Val, ...and openly wonders why she isn't working with Hollea sometimes Mystic Stripes: A combo expy of Ratchet in getting easily exasperated and distrusting, and Twilight Sparkle in curiosity. Very worldly compared to Harry Rogers. The swimmer of the group Konfetty: The Pinkie Pie expy, except a little more mean-spirited and without the Medium Awareness. Partnered with a secondary human Queen Cosma: A combination between Celestia and Gennai. Plays The Mentor to Mystic Stripes and has the same sort of personality, but makes more random appearances like Gennai. She rules Darstia (because I can't think of a better name right now) with a fifty percent approval. This will be a plot point probably. Villains Milton: The Devimon expy, except in this case trying to overthrow Cosma. A minotaur actually. Dr. Kent: The Kurata expy, I haven't figured out much else yet, except that he's responsible for everything wrong in the exact same way and causes The "Mystery": A D-Reaper expy, unintentionally powered and let loose by Dr. Kent to absorb both worlds I do have ideas for 6 other humans which will eventually form something not too different from a fellowship and 6 other cats. But I don't want to spoil everything.
edited 24th Feb '13 8:29:35 AM by terlwyth
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The Endless NightmareFrom some world-building I'm doing. Which I intend on doing some writing with. The Treasuremen; Tillowitch "The Unwise", the bumbling party wizard, humble, charitable and more powerful than you'd think from the outset. Often makes small mistakes that cause some of his spells to... be a completely different spell, such as intending to cast a fireball to save his friends, and it ends up making the enemy grow or go to sleep. Marin "The Shield" Thordin The Dwarven Fighter, born from nobles, taking much of the fire intended for others. Expert at using his shield as a weapon when necessary, he is bold, glory-seeking, honourable and brutally honest. Resident expert on repairing weaponry and strategy. Has a little bit of xenophobia towards Elves, but this has died down over time. Ansel "The Blessed" The paladin of the group, part of an order dedicated to defending Humanity from threats that would bring them to ruin, mostly pressed into it. He doesn't let his job in the order get in the way of his friendly nature, joking from time to time and considering Tillowitch to be his closest friend. An optimist, the extent of which sometimes means he's blind to danger, not knowing when to back down. He prefers brute force over Marin's tactics, but has recently gotten more cautious after one close-shave with a cultist. Valanthe "The Brigand" Ex-pirate, ex-elvish Navy. Relax, and laid back, she's the party's resident stealth expert, a good thief to match. She doesn't like being up against someone who clearly out-matches them, and often believes she's the only sane one there. Despite being a thief and ex-pirate she has a good heart, and is quite witty, at the expense of Marin when they first met. Brenne "The Old" Parthwin Barely there, mentally, and technically-dead-but-not-undead, Brenne believes the others are "demons" and is quite deluded, often thinking he's attacking them rather than healing them, forgotten how to bless his mace so he uses "fireballs" which are in fact healing spells. He screams "Traitor!" at the enemy, when at first he thought they were saving him, what he thinks are healing spells are actually... you get the point. The party's mentor believes he's "too old to die", and it's pretty much sheer willpower that keeps him moving. Not much of his social personality is known to the new Treasuremen, due to his delusion of them being demons being present from the start. Vevavir "Of the Highway" Delavir Part-time member, "Tip-toes mercenary" type, though dashing, boasting and half-elf, with friends on both sides of the law, he works purely for gold. Boasting of his feats in poems taking down bandits or thieving from travellers and sometimes tagging along on an adventure with the Treasuremen. He likes the glory of it as he loves to tell tales of himself, though it’s his opinion not to take Adventuring as a full-time occupation, as he believes that eventually he’ll just get himself killed. “No matter how good a shot you are with a Crossbow, someday I’m going to be killed! Probably by something as un-heroic as a javelin to the face!” is what he said to The Mentor, when he was called upon for recruitment. Despite all this, Vevavir is a brilliant shot with his crossbow, and at fighting with his trademark edged rapier, sometimes being able to drink a cup of wine in his other hand whilst in a duel with someone. He is also very good at improvising, most often not planning ahead, and thinking on the move, using the environment as much as verbal distractions through taunts and sometimes even using Improvised weaponry learnt through his many experiences of bar-fights.
It is not that I am mad, it is only that my head is different from yours.
A bit of a heads-up for Volume III. Michelle A vampire from the Platinum Dragon clan, the largest and strongest vampire clan. Michelle is very kind and noble, in addition to brave and confident. In essence, she's like a vampire version of Wonder Woman. She has a magical longbow called the Moonbow, and a pet white Bengal tiger named Shadow Stalker. Kayla She's also a vampire. She hails from the Platinum Dragon's great rivals, the Golden Lion Clan. As such, she's a bit arrogant and snide. Whereas Michelle is a vampire version of Wonder Woman, Kayla is like a vampire version of Kim Kardashian. She's a pure melee fighter, thanks to her zweihander. Toras Thunder-Axe The King of the Dwarves. He is a skilled warrior and dedicated to the protection of his people. Kago Cairnsmith A dwarven rogue and the childhood friend of King Toras. He is unsure about his task in fighting a battle such as this, but Toras has faith in him. Hadrinar The ruler of the High Elves. While he does see the value of ending the threat of the Dark Stone Cutters, he is mistrustful of the dark elves. Lillukisen An archer captain of the high elven army. Having seen the destruction the Dark Stone Cutters bring, she is determined to make sure they harm no one else. Kalegar A grey alien scout. Extending beyond his scouting mission, he joins in the battle against the Dark Stone Cutters, as his own people have had unfortunate encounters with demons. Satedita A dark elven warrior. She is torn between her loyalty to her master, Valsjek, and her honor, as the dark elves have descended into civil war. Seros A dark elven ranger and the older brother of Uridera. He hopes that the defeat of the Dark Stone Cutters will bring an end to the civil war and reunite his people. Uridera The younger sister of Seros, who also has the name Black Jade. She is noted for her silver skin, a rarity among the dark elves. She likes to dress like Urd. The Dark Stone Cutters seek to use her for their own insidious purposes. Zephorius One of the three familiars met; in times of peace, he looks like an ordinary green iguana (albeit one that can talk); in times of battle, he can turn into a ferocius Allosaurus. There are three things in life he likes: Anne-Marie, a good fight, and good pieces of meat. Darulai A rather cute familiar. He normally looks like a white-tailed deer fawn, and can turn into the prehistoric deer Megaloceros. He teams up with Ashur to protect the realm of nature from the Dark Stone Cutters. Xeoiphe The third familiar. She can switch from a plumed basilisk to a Deinosuchus. She hopes to keep the Dark Stone Cutters from ruining her bond with Uridera. William, a.k.a. Will A teenage werewolf. His pack was one of the packs that managed to break away from the control of their demonic masters in historical times. Now that the demons have returned, the werewolves have joined the fight. Luke A teenage ghost boy who was pulled into the ranks of the Dark Stone Cutters' knights. He has an important connection to Demetrios and Lily, but what could it be? The Dark Stone Cutters The Stone Cutters' lost brethren, fallen angels fueled by terrible demonic power. They're like my stories' counterparts to the Chaos Space Marines. They are ruled by the cruel tyrant King Anturoc, once King Zasedis's brother.
edited 3rd Apr '13 9:01:53 PM by Demetrios
Rock'n Rolling StillSince I'm a productive person, here goes another of my projects, currently called "Virtual Reality". It's basically a semi-virtual game for now where people assume avatars out of sixteen classes. Think .hack, I guess. There's a reward for winning the game: astounding four millions dollars and an opportunity to participate in some to-be-revealed project... For now. There's a twist, however: defeated players die in real life due to... most various of reasons...
Rock and Roll is here to stay, you're not!
Where there's will. There's a claim.The characters for my story, Shifting Cogs, set in an urban fantasy Britain in the year 200X. Lets start of with the many character. Major Characters Meme: She is a fifty two year old II (stockholder name, really sucks in my opinion, until I find something better) our novel's protagonist and a level 10 Urban Fighter. Lives alone in a large house, works as a biology researcher. Rude, crass, bold, impulsive and lonely. Has only a handful of real friends. Nini: She is a fifty year old II who is Templar of the Thunder order. The Templars are an order which aim to protect people from various threats. A level 12 thunder Templar. Meets the main character in a nightclub and serves as her love interest. polite, well spoken and heroic. Implar: He is a two hundred year old level 18 Cleric and a lycanthrope. Highly skilled at his work, but due to him being a pervert of sorts, is seen as really annoying. The comic relief character, and is cheeky, charming and debauch. Meets the characters in the same nightclub. Grob: A forty eight year old Chorlopien and a level 15 Scholar/Fighter. Highly intelligent and love maths, sciences and literature. Works as a private detective and serves as the party's brute force. Meets the party after requesting their help with a kidnapping. Articulate, has high initiative and trusting. Aaron/The Commissar: Okay first things first, age 29, human, level 20 Gunslinger/ berserker. Caring, blood knight and protective. Basically he's part of a gladiatorial game held every four years and the Commissar is his name when do these games, along with questing and protecting his town of Aft. In his homelife goes by Aaron and have a wife and child. I think these five will form the party by the end of the book. Feedback would be appreciated
edited 24th Apr '13 1:50:33 PM by Squeakythemaster
"I'll fight you anytime, except on the toilet"
I'm really not that good with names, so even though I have about a dozen main characters for the novel I'm working on at the moment, I've only come up with a name for one of them, and that's reused from a previous failed work. Sigma Draconis: The Dragon (I know, right), and all-round Magnificent Bastard. He's not a mage, but he has some mysterious powers and is running a Xanatos Gambit to manipulate pretty much everyone.
"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
This is a title.For your consideration, a somewhat extensive list of Superheroes that are no longer active for one reason or another:
edited 24th Apr '13 4:35:51 PM by Eagal
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