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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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Phaesri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You, my friend, are the writer's best friend. No wait, you are GOD!

You have no idea how long I have spent trying to look for something like this!!! I can not express in enough words just how much this has made my day!!!

I greatly appreciate all of the time you spent on this!!! You can count on me to use this MULTIPLE times in both the near and distant future!!!!

Thank you. Thank you EVER so much ^H^
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VillechaizeLove Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am definitely going to have to do this! I have a somewhat new OC that needs some fleshing out.
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Hunter-Crawl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... I think I've fallen in love o _______o
//reaches out to touch computer screen in awe
//wants to fill this in so badly it hurts

//whisper
if I do, you'll be the first to know about it
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Hatreda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist
This looks like fun! :D
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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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Flawless-Dreams 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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TessaTurtle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Writer
Well, I came looking for simple profiles, but challenge excepted. >.<
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is genius! thank you so much >3<
i laughed a lot when i read through all the gaps and thought about what i could fill in :D
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AuthoressRewritten Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! I'm addicted to these things. Which makes this the mother of all useful addictions. This is so amazing. I salute you! *bows in reverence* A salute is too meager an offering. I shall use this for every character!
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ToaTepsak Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This. Is. Amazing. How the fudge did you work up the energy to type this whole thing..?
Also, I am totally using this for my characters. You're awesome. *in awe*
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The-ShadowMaster Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
holy cow :noes:
That's kinda big. But it'll be useful... if I ever get around to working through it with a few characters, anyway^^
Thanks for writing all this out, it's a great asset to have around :)
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ElithianFox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one great sheet. You've covered a lot of things that most sheets, even the detailed ones, look over.
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NinjaPixels Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: Holy cheezits. This monster is a masterpiece! Very thorough and covers just about everything I could have thought of. All the awards, madame, all the awards. :clap:
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Skaias-Orbit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoo-boy... I'm gonna have some fun with this...
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JeskaGrace Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wow. This goes above and beyond any character sheet I've seen before. A character that survives this could never again be called flat or underdeveloped.
Let's see how much of it I can convince mine to be subjected to...
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BenDaImmortal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Holy hell.
Kudos. That must've taken tons of time and thought.
And is surely helpful for character development.
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krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This intense. I'm going to give it a shot.
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Scootie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huge~ *o*
Great template, filled with a lotta details~
Hehehe I gotta make one simpler though, ;cause my characters change quite frequently hahahah~
Last time I filled a template out this big, I ended up changing the character a lot, and when I looked back, I had to redo everything hahahah~
Great template though, I will use it someday~<3
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IceVolvagia101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
this is very extensive! and the useful type of extensive (ya know, it gives insight to the character's background which is base of a character's personality motifs and behaviours) perhaps on the psychological or close to the astrological sector it would be pertinent or to use as a guideline add an eneagram type, archetype, jung typology or something similar?
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Lone-wolfkay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely lovely and extensive I can really get in depth with a few of my characters I have that haven't been fully developed :)
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honey-sensei Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I want to make this my new default OC and FC profile I love this so much. Though I would add something about pets and character items. (If you do have those and I didn't see, my apologize, I was skimming over)
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Falling-Skyward Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YOU SIR, ARE FABULOUS AND EXTREMLEY HELFPUL
//throws my love at you
HERE TAKE IT
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lapiaf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you sooo much!!
I've been searching all over the internet for something perfect - like this!
You've save my life gaaaahhh!!
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D4rkenedSkies Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Tryingto fill 45> of this this holiday, Is that logical? DX
oh well, thanks~ This is really helpfull~
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HallowedShellsArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always have trouble fleshing out my characters, this is sure to help. Thank you very much. :heart:
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juliafliess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
You are my hero! I will definetely complete this template with all my characters >8D
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ProudGamingChick Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Oh my god, I love it!! :D It's so thorough <3
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OnixTymime Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing character sheet! I'm really interested of filling it up, as you say, this would help me to know better my characters and consider a lot of thing I would not pay atention in normal circunstances.
Excelent and extense work o_O
When I fill this I let you know, but I will do it on Spanish if you don't mind =D
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BlazingFlameGraphics Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
guess what! [link] :D
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KellyJM96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is the most helpful thing ever. It'll certainly help me develop my characters more fully, which has always been my main problem with writing. >_<
Thank you thank you thank you!
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evilnight72 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I read through the entire thing and just by doing that I know it will help me with my characters. It's very impressive.
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SlyShaddow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This'll help me so much with my OC's. This is just what I've been looking for, thank youu!! :3
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
o.O Wow, this must have taken ages! XD
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some parts of it took longer than others. As I said in the notes, I sort of culled from a variety of other character sheets. :shug: I think the thing that took the longest was adding in all the bullets. LOL! :)
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha, well it is still a masterpiece!
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :aww: I hope it helps you with your characters. :)
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Dindrane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Writer
This is amazing, and I love it. Thank you for sharing!
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, and you're welcome! :D
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Starry-Valley Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At first, I was like "OH I GOTTA FILL THIS OUT WIT MA NEW ONE PIECE OC!" but then I actually LOOKED at it and I was like...."Goddammit..."

I think i'm about to cry T_T
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Aposiopesis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh...please don't cry! :cuddle: You could always start out with just the core questions and go from there. :shrug: After all, not every section is imporant to every OC. For example, my newest OC's school life didn't really get TRULY story-involved until college, so I just kind of glossed over the questions for all of her other schooling. :aww:
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Starry-Valley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't worry, I finished this thing in three days for one oc. It was hard but pretty thorough! Thanks for letting me use it! ^_^
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BlazingFlameGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cool, and so detaled!^^ I am looking forward to give this a try:D
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