Character Questionaire

Fill this out for your character in order to get a better grasp on who they are and what they are like.

  1. What is the character’s full name?
  2. Does your character have any nicknames? If so, who calls him that?
  3. What is the color of the character’s hair, eyes, and skin?
  4. What is the character’s general appearance?
  5. What is the character’s age?
  6. Where was the character born?
  7. Describe the character’s family.
  8. Has the character begun his/her own family?
  9. Has the character ever done anything else (besides adventuring) for a living?
  10. When or how was the character educated?
  11. What are the character’s political and religious beliefs?
  12. What is the character’s moral code?
  13. Does your character have any prejudices?
  14. How would your character handle an insubordinate servant?
  15. What would the character die for?
  16. What would the character be willing to sacrifice the lives of their friends for?
  17. Who is the one person your character trusts the most?
  18. How would your characters parents describe him?
  19. What was the best moment of the character’s life?
  20. What was the worst moment of the character’s life?
  21. What flaws does the character have?
  22. Is the character quick to judge people?
  23. Is the character tidy by nature or a slob?
  24. What advice would you give your character if he was standing in front of you?
  25. List the five most important people in the character’s life, with a short explanation why.
  26. What is the character’s “big secret,” and what will happen if it is discovered?
  27. Name three jobs other than the one he has now that your character might find interesting.
  28. How do you think the character will die?
  29. What would you consider a good end to a life well lived for this character?
  30. What might someone seeing the character for the first time think?
  31. Does the character have any goals?
  32. What is the character’s personality?
  33. Any reoccurring mannerisms?
  34. What is this character’s “thing”? That is, what action, activity, saying, motion, mannerism, etc., would be considered their “trademark”, such that if I were to do it, others would say “Oh, now you’re acting like [your character]”?
  35. What is his first reaction to a situation?
  36. Are there certain things the character just cannot do? That is, what do people who know this character well criticize about them?
  37. What does your character hate?
  38. What does your character love?
  39. How does the character perceive government?
  40. How does the character perceive those who are opposed to the government?
  41. How did the character gain his skills and abilities?
  42. What motivates him to act as a hero now?
  43. How did his peers treat the character as a child?
  44. How did his elders treat the character as a child?
  45. What does your character hope to accomplish by adventuring?
  46. Why is this goal more important than his safety? That is, why would you take up adventuring, rather than being a nice, safe accountant?
  47. What is the character’s kryptonite? What is their weakness or what will paralyze them with fear?
  48. What does the character do to relax?
  49. Describe the characters ideal mate.
  50. What is in your character’s pockets, right now?
  51. What do they normally carry in their pockets that they don’t have right now, but wish they did?
  52. What is the silliest thing your character has ever done?

Character Questionaire

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