Character list for my NaNoWriMo
entry that I never finished, and am working on right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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