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Character

A character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates in a work of fiction. The process of creating and developing characters in a work of fiction is called characterization. (Source: Fictional_character at Wikipedia )
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Those who people the story, affect it and are affected by it. The best characters are complex, with good and bad points, triumphs and tragedies. They face moral choices. Over the course of the story, they evolve and their evolution mirrors the theme the writer is after. They care strongly and face obstacles, and because of these the reader cares strongly for them. Examples of excellence: Frank Herbert, The Dragon in the Sea, Sparrow, Ramsey, Bonnett; Robert Silverberg, The Man in the Maze, Muller, Boardman, Rawlins. (Original source: http://www.sfwa.org/2009/06/being-a-glossary-of-terms-useful-in-critiquing-science-fiction/ )
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Any representation of an individual being presented in a dramatic or narrative work through extended dramatic or verbal representation. The reader can interpret characters as endowed with moral and dispositional qualities expressed in what they say (dialogue) and what they do (action). E. M. Forster describes characters as "flat" (i.e., built around a single idea or quality and unchanging over the course of the narrative) or "round" (complex in temperament and motivation; drawn with subtlety; capable of growth and change during the course of the narrative). The main character of a work of a fiction is typically called the protagonist; the character against whom the protagonist struggles or contends (if there is one), is the antagonist. If a single secondary character aids the protagonist throughout the narrative, that character is the deuteragonist (the hero's "side-kick"). A character of tertiary importance is a tritagonist. These terms originate in classical Greek drama, in which a tenor would be assigned the role of protagonist, a baritone the role of deuteragonist, and a bass would play the tritagonist. Compare flat characters with stock characters. -- (Source: K. Wheeler's Literary Terms and Definitions ) (e)

Character Background

Template:characterBackground

  • background
  • dateOfBirth
  • education
  • father
  • h1 / h2 / h3 - set to include section header
  • locationOfBirth
  • mother

Character Background Example

This template declaration:

{{characterBackground |mother=[[Shaper, the (SD character)]] |locationOfBirth=[[Savage Mesa]] }}

produces:

Character Description

Template:characterDescription

age
build
description
eyes
facialHair
features 
distinguishing features
gender
h1 / h2 / h3 
set to include section header, only define one.
h1text / h2test / h3text
hair / fur
hgt / height 
only define one
modRace
mods
race
skin
voice
wgt / weight 
only define one

Character Description Example

This template declaration:

{{characterDescription |race=[[Alpha-human]] |gender=female |hair=Vivid red |eyes=Violet-gray }}

produces:

  • Race: Alpha-human
  • Gender: female
  • Hair: Vivid red
  • Eyes: Violet-gray

Character Habits

Template:characterHabits

Template:CharacterHabits template parameters

Character Personality

Template:characterPersonality

Template:CharacterPersonality template parameters

ToDo

  • character goals and motivations
  • character beliefs
    • character self image
  • character relationships
    • character family
    • character friends
    • character affiliations

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