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Character Profile of DOOM! - Template by Aposiopesis Character Profile of DOOM! - Template by Aposiopesis

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After quite a few years of creating characters for my fan fiction and other stories, I decided it was time to put together my own "Ultimate" character sheet. I know some people HATE things like this, and think they're time wasters. I, however, find that these sheets often give me some very interesting insights into my characters that I wouldn't have considered without a sheet like this. So hopefully others out there will find this as useful as I do. I've tried to add explanations of things as prompts for what to write where. However, if anything is still unclear, please let me know and I'll do my best to re-clarify whatever you're unsure about.

With that said, I will also admit that while I'd like this sheet to be all-inclusive, it really only relates to the characters I've made in the past (or that I'm currently working on). So, if you have any suggestions for questions that should be addressed, added to, etc. please let me know and I'll see about getting it updated (with a credit to you, of course.) :aww:

Also, and more importantly, there's NOTHING that says you have to complete this ENTIRE form. If there are sections that don't jive with your character, then just delete them. For example, if your character hasn't been in school in 50 years and there's NOTHING in the story that pertains to that part of their life, then rather than plodding through answering questions that don't really matter, just delete them. You certainly won't hurt my feelings. :) On the flip side of that, sometimes, at least for me, it's the unexpected/random/seemingly unnecessary questions that make me think more deeply about what my character's all about. So, maybe you'd prefer to do the 'plodding', and that's perfectly okay, too.

Something else - my fan fic ideas are generally pretty epic (regarding length/timeline) - usually spanning decades. Obviously a character's information can change from one decade to another. So, what I generally tend to do is answer based off of when and where the story starts - not when and where it ends. If I think/know that future information needs to be (or should be) included, then I do so at the end. Thus, the reason that I've added those specific last two questions to every section of the character sheet.

As a final note - this sheet is technically comprised of a multitude of other character sheets that I've accumulated over the years + my own personal ideas. I have added, re-grouped, and rearranged things in a way that better suits my needs. If you see something that seems "stolen" from another sheet, then I deeply apologize. :( Just let me know and I'll be more than happy to give credit where it's due or (if you really insist) I'll remove those sections/questions from this public document.

Also, if you use this and post it somewhere, please give me credit and, if you have time, drop me a comment or a note with a link to where ever you posted it - a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this thing...and it's always nice to share with others. :aww:

And one final bit of trivia, for anyone who cares - this document (not filled in, of course) is currently just a hair over 17 pages long in 12 pt. Berlin Sans FB font with single spacing and half-inch margins...hence the name, "Profile of DOOM!" :D Anyway...happy writing!

Addendum: For those who would like to download this as a Word document, please visit this link --> [link] It will connect you to the same document uploaded to my GoogleDocs account. Once there, you should be have several different options for download. The best part is there's no login required or anything like that - you just click and go. :) Hope that helps everyone!
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MayFlorence Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG I hope i can complete this soon :D Thank you soo very much! :D
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MomokaYue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will do this! (`^`)~ Summer vacation - here I come!
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Mikachizi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is my favorite template on here~ I like using this for my characters for my story, thanks for making such a in depth character profile template :)
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's insanely long, and I'm too lazy to read the whole thing... but it looks helpful. Thanks.
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shaybear2000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question... What does it mean by 'Character 1:', 'Character 2:', 'Character 3:', and 'etc.' in "How Other See Your Character"?
I feel stupid for asking this >.<
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CarmineDauntless Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
I've finished two of these. Thank you oh so much for these because you did a fantastic job.
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CruelComediette Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ya know what. I may graduate school by the time I finish this. I have no idea what to answer for half of these yet. I don't even want to know how long it took you type this out.

Challenge accepted, good madam! This is by far the ultimate character sheet!
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SoulEaterFan01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is very helpful. I gotta fill this out soon. 
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CherieBits Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been searching for a good character profile to use for a few days now for my character, and let me tell you, this one fits the bill!! I'm having so much thinking about information about my character that i would have never thought about before.

Good work!
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TangledBowties Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it took me like an hour an a half to read this! lol
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