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What role does this character play?(Storybased):
What inspired you to create this character?:
What does this character represent to you, if anything?:
What goals do you have for this character?:

Full Name:
Pronunciation of their name(first, middle name(s) and last):
Meaning of their full name:
Why did their parents name them this?:
If not parents, what decided their name?:
Why did you, their creator name them this?:
Do they enjoy these/this nickname(s)?:
History behind nickname(s):

Before going on with this sheet, take a moment to briefly describe this character as a whole, a character snapshot:


Gender identity:
Realm/Universe(Real world, an anime verse, etc.):
Share about this realm(What's considered normal/average/within sanity for this realm/verse):
How old they appear:
Mental age:
Orientation/Sexual preference:
Any history behind their sexual orientation?:
Why this sexual choice?:
Do they believe it's right?:
Are they opposed for their sexual choice?:

**This next string has to do with adjustments from birth sex, or hermaphrodite characters, etc. not relevant to all characters**
Do they dress along with their birth sex, or their gender identity?:
Why or why not?:
Have they undergone gender change surgery if their gender identity is different from their birth sex?:
How/does this effect them?:
How do the hormones they take effect their body?:
Any negatives?:

Birth date:
Birth place:
Death date:
Death place:

Are they overweight/underweight?:
If so, why?:
Blood type:
Can they bleed?:
What color is their blood?:

Defining physical characteristics/general appearance:

Eye color(s):
If so, why do they have contacts?:
Describe their glasses:
Is this eye color uncommon?:
Are their eyes good?:

General facial structure(high cheekbones, narrow eyes, etc.):
Face shape:
Describe their eyes:
Describe their nose:
Describe their lips:
Ears(pointed, cat, etc.):
If something about their face is different than the norm of their realm, do they get grief/disapproval for it?:

Describe them:

Describe them:

Hair color(s):
Hair length:
If so, why is their hair dyed?:
Hair style:
Is their hair healthy?:
If not, why can it not be maintained?:
How thick?:

Facial hair?:
Well kept?:

Body hair?:
Well kept?:

Body build(slim, muscular, etc.):
Body shape(Pear, hourglass, rectangle, etc.):
Body type(medically speaking, see desc for details):
Posture(slouched, correct, etc.):
Body abnormalities(Cleft lip etc.):
Extra extremities(Another arm, tail, horns etc.):
Does the extremity cripple them or is it helpful?:
Describe how they walk(Fast, slow, weak step, etc.):
Why do they walk this way?:
Do they limp?:

Skin/fur color(s):
Patterns/designs(on skin/fur and where they are, such as a zebra stripe pattern):
How did they get these scars?:
Reasons behind tattoos:
Reasons behind piercings:
Additional body mods(scarification, sub-dermal implants, etc.):

Right/left handed(or ambidextrous perhaps?):
Big hands/small hands/something else?:
Long fingered/short fingered hands?:
Are their nails taken care of(Decently)?:
If not, why?:

Describe their smile:
What kind of teeth do they have?(Vampiric, all fangy, etc.):
Do they take care of their teeth?:
Why/why not?:
Dental condition:

Describe their voice(What range is it for one thing? Alto, tenor, bass, etc.?):\
Speech mannerisms(Do they pause a lot, a stutter?:

Describe an outfit they would wear:
Why do they have this clothing preference?:


Mental state:
Mental disorder/ailment(s)(If any):
If they have a mentally threatening disorder, what caused it to arise?:
Mental stability(relative to disorders):
How does this ailment effect their day to day life?:
Why do they have this degree of mental stability?:

Mental has to do with neurological issues, good mental health is very important. Mental issues can effect emotions, and emotional stability, though they are not the same thing.

Emotional stability:
Emotional disorder/ailment(s):
Why do they have such/lack emotional stability?:
Has their upbringing had an effect on their emotions?:
Why or why not?:

The age chart for emotional and mental things here is based on a human lifespan.
Describe or share about their mental and emotional state during...
early childhood(3 - 5):
childhood(6 - 9):
adolescence/tween(10 - 12):
adolescence/teen(13 - 16):
teen continued(16 - 18):
young adulthood(19 - 25):
"official" adulthood(26 - 29):
adulthood continued(30 - 40):
half century(41 - 51):
up and onward(52+):

Personality snapshot:
In depth personality:
Most prominent personality trait:
Best traits of their personality:
Worst traits of their personality:
Jung personality test result:

What caused this kind of personality to form?(based upon upbringing/social whatnot):
Would you say their personality was influenced by their caretakers/guardians?:
If so, who influenced their personality the most and how?:
If not, what was the greatest influence?:
Do they like their personality?:

Do they have a healthy self image(How they view themselves)?:
If not, why?:
If so, what gives them the drive to maintain it?:

First impression usually given:
Are they logical thinkers(if they have a mentally crippling disease, this is null)?:
Right brain/left brained?:

Current faith(religion):
If they do have one, why?:
If they don't have one, why?:
Are they strong in it?:
Do they actively practice it?:
Why did they choose this faith?:
If they didn't choose it, were they forced into it?:
If forced, do they like it now that they're in it?:
Why do they believe this religious plunge is correct?:
Do they know?:

Do they follow a horoscope/related things?:
What superstitions do they have?:
If not superstitions, what myths to they tend to cling to as truth?:
Reasons why they have these odd beliefs:

Outlook on life:
General attitude:
What caused this attitude?:
Have they ever questioned their outlook on life?:

Why they chose this path:
Do they know the outcome of this choice?:
Do they believe this is right?:
If they don't believe it's correct, why do they stay on it?:

Personal quote and(or) motto:
Reasons behind this motto/quote:

Emotional trauma(if any, and why):
How do they respond when the trauma issue is talked about/touched on?:
Does this trauma effect their day to day life?:
Why, or why not?:
What made the situation traumatic to them?:
Would you say that they effect the environment around them, or that their environment around them effects them more?:

Morals(and what they are):
What defines right and wrong for them?:
Do they hold these morals for religious reasons?:
Do they hold their definitions of right and wrong above other people's:

Drugs they take/have taken/or do:
What caused them to do drugs?:
Are they dependent on a certain drug?:
Is it prescribed to them?:
What is the purpose of the drugs they take?:
How do their drugs effect them?(Personality, memory, etc.):

Earliest memory:
Is this memory important to them?:
Do they wish to forget it?:
Are they glad they remember it?:

How do they respond and/or react in times of...(and why they do what they do)
Not knowing the outcome of some situation:

Feel free to add to this part! There are plenty of other situations left for you to describe!


Current dream in life:
Why is this their dream?:
Long term goals:
Short term goals:
Life interests:

Where they're from:
What country?:

Current residence:
Do they live at their current residence by will?:

Backstory(C'mon authors, I know how fun it is to go on about characters, don't wimp out here, oh and feel free to remove this lovely parenthesis noteline, haha):

(This is plausibly more relevant to story characters, however, while I recommend that both the backstory and this are filled out, I supposed one could get by by filling out one or the other.)
Tell about some major events that happened within these ages...
early childhood(3 - 5):
childhood(6 - 9):
adolescence/tween(10 - 12):
adolescence/teen(13 - 16):
teen continued(16 - 18):
young adulthood(19 - 25):
"official" adulthood(26 - 29):
adulthood continued(30 - 40):
half century(41 - 51):
up and onward(52+):

Family background & Family tree:
Describe their upbringing:
Did they enjoy their upbringing?:
How much does their upbringing effect them in day to day life now?:
What did/do they most enjoy about their childhood?:
What did/do they most resent about their childhood?:


Marital status(Single, married, dating, etc.):

If for some reason they do not have parents, how were they conceived?:
How did their parents meet?:
How is their relationship with their parents?:
Inner circle:
Business colleagues/acquaintances:

Children of your OC:
Are they illegitimate children?:
Any grandchildren?:
Great grandchildren?:

Aunts, uncles and other extended relatives:
Any truly obscure relatives?:

What kind of romantic are they?(easily lovestruck, tough nut, etc.):
What caused them to become this sort of romantic?:
What traits do they look for in a possible lover?:
What traits do they avoid in a lover?:
Are they picky when it comes to romance searching?:
Why or why not:

What are their fetishes(Do they have any?):
Does this ever effect relationships negatively?:
Do their fetishes get in the way of reality?:
What are their least favorite fetishes?:

Have they lost their virginity?:
Was this a good event, or a negative event?:
Does it hold influence on their search for romance now?:
Do they "sleep around"?:
Why or why not:
Do their morals allow room for this without guilt?:
If their morals do not, why do they?:
Does sex matter to them?:
Why or why not?:

What education level do they have right now?:
(Relative to continued education)What college/academy/training do they now attend?:
Highest education level completed:
What education level would they like to reach?:

Is this occupation something passed through their family's generations?:
Why they picked this occupation:
Brief job history:

Write up a quick resume for your oc:
Do they have a good resume?:
If they don't, why?:

How much do you estimate they make per year?:
Is that a lot for their lifestyle and occupation?:
Are they financially well off?:
If not, why?:

Up close and personal

Biggest fears:
How often does this fear take a toll on them?:

Biggest hope:
Do they depend on this hope?:
Biggest dream/passion:

Biggest regrets:
Does this effect their day to day life?:

Largest weaknesses:
Are they ashamed at all of their weaknesses?:

Largest strengths:

What are their...
Reasons to keep going in life:

Good habits:
Bad habits:

Eating habits:
Eating disorder(s)(if any):
How does this effect them?:

Sleeping habits:
If an insomniac, why?:
What caused these sleeping habits?:
Do they enjoy these sleeping habits?

Can they honestly hold a job down?:
If not, why can't they?:
How do they stay afloat in society if they cannot hold a job down?:
Are they lazy?:

Abilities(As in powers):
Rate their power on a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being most powerful in all the universe they're in:
Are these powers inherited generation to generation?:
Why/why not?:

Special skills(Not meaning powers):

How do they spend their free time?:
What about their non-free time?:

Social skills(Not everyone is a social butterfly or an antisocial individual):
If they aren't skilled socially, how does day to day life go?:

What's their favorite time of day?:
Does this time have anything to do with their upbringing?:
Least favorite time of day:

Favorite food?:
Why is this their favorite food?:
Least favorite food:
Why is this their least favorite food?:
Can they cook?:

What is their favorite color?:
Does this color have something to do with their personality?:
Why is this their favorite color?:
Least favorite color:
Why is this their least favorite color?:

Favorite animal:
Least favorite animal:

First language:
Second language:
Was there an urgent need to learn additional languages?:


If you use this, you MUST link back here so I can see it. No exceptions.

Please critique this sheet!

If you think something needs to be added, don't hesitate to let me know, comment about it! I'm aiming to make this in depth and high quality. Also, this sheet is not designed for fan-characters, mind you, it can be utilized that way, but it's not designed for it!

My sheet for character creation, yes it's long. Yes it's meant to be.

*Filling this out doesn't automatically make a character great, it shows you know a great deal about them. This is meant to be a tool, a springboard if you will.

*Even if you fill this out, if you question whether your character is MS/GS, take a good hard look over your character. Remember, characters aren't your kids. You can tweak them as needed.

*Definition of MS varies, and what may be MS in one realm, will not always be so in another. If everyone is a magical anime character with DBZ level powers in the realm your character is in, then you have a human with no powers, they may very well be in a MS position. Basically, respect the realm you're putting your character in so you can have an effective character.

*If you fill out this sheet in a half-assed manner, don't be surprised if your character seems half-assed as a result

*If you don't know what something means then look it up, you have access to the internet to even be viewing this character sheet. So make use of it, dissolve that confusion.

*If your character has a name that means something rather abhorrent, such as loveless/black death/tormented soul etc. and they exist in at least semi-real realm. I pity them, if your character's parents wouldn't name their kid that, why should they have a name that's so ridiculous.(Could you imagine life with a name that means something like that?)
Giving a character a grotesque-meaning name for no apparent reason other than sounding cool is a stupid thing to do, as a general rule.

*To make characters believable, take a look at yourself, and those around you, if you have a sibling/teacher/friend/spouse/husband/human being around you. You're probably more than aware of their flaws, character(quitter mentality), and topical(minor, such as being allergic to wheat). It's those same elements(not necessarily the same issues, but you get it) that make a character engaging to a reader.
no, you do not have to have some loser human character to make a character believable

*This isn't idealized for fan characters, and it will not(ever) be made for such. It's designed for original characters and original roleplay characters.

*I've made this sheet over the course of a year, gradually editing, and revising. That's another reason why it's so long.

*Don't like all the questions? No one said you have to answer all of them.

*If something about the sheet is null and not relevant to your character, then just remove the question and go on.

*You can remove my parenthesis notes if you want, you know

*If your character is offended/you don't care to share some sort of embarrassing detail about your character. You're way too attached to that character

*This isn't made for author-inserts. Please take your sock-puppet/amplifier elsewhere.

*This isn't made for (per)(fur)(sparkle)sonas. Fill out the basic for that, it's more flexible that way.

*If your character has some sociopathic/psychopathic/mentally crippling disorder and is in some kind of position of power yet lacks any mental or emotional stability and suddenly snaps to being some logical mastermind. There's a problem. A BIG problem.

*If the financial bit confuses you, do some research on the occupation your character has to get some idea. If they have some job that's not at all heard of in the real realm, well, you can design the economy, minimums and maximums of income. Go for it.

*Not linking back here is a crime. :iconexplodeplz:

Okay, with that out of a way. I look forward to seeing your fill-outs! :heart: Brave the sheet, I implore you. It's worth it.

If you like the fancy formatting I have but don't want to add it yourself, here's the sheet with the code for the formatting I have displayed. Check it out here.

Good links


Confused with alignments? Here is a good alignment guide.
Jung + Enneagram personality test
Not roleplaying, but new to fiction? Here's an excellent transitional.
The famous basic anti-sue test
The original Mary Sue Litmus test
A good Mary Sue avoidance guide
The basic death cliche list
-Body type information
-Descriptive writing help
-BASIC face shapes
-Another face shapes help
-About Mental disorders
-Basic(semi informational) mental disorder listing
-More mental disorders
-Religion list
-World Religions
Yes I edited it again, I re-structured it somewhat and added a few more things.

But wait! There's more!

I just released a shortened, considerably more basic version of this sheet. It's here, but remember, it's basic!

Here's one of my own fill outs of this sheet…

Thank you to these amazing people who have helped contribute suggestions to make what this sheet is today:
Add a Comment:
xChesires-OCsx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a not as detailed, but still more detailed than your basic one? All Humanoid characters of mine ( Aside from perhaps my Irken characters, I'll just use the basic forthem since they're fanmade adopts I adopted ) will be needing a more detailed sheet, but some are still too brand new ( Or I've never used them much before ) to get most of this information. If not, I'll simply edit it slightly to allow all of my characters to be easily filled out. 
Also, to avoid spamming you with links, I highly suggest just watching me and looking at any Humanoid OCs I post in order to read their information if you are interested. I will be posting a ton, and I'm not going to be so cruel as to spam you with links. Please do not be mad at this, it'll just make it easier for the both of us!
But I thank you for this, and the basic character sheet. The other ones I have found in the past were either way too long for my project, or are simply not interesting or detailed enough, even for my non major characters. 
Renacido Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Hi Chesire! I unfortunately don't have a medium length version of the sheet released, you're free to modify the sheet to meet your needs though! In your case you could copy-paste the info you need from the giant sheet and add it to the basic which is perfectly fine! I haven't updated this sheet in a while and it's probably long overdue for new polish.

And that's just fine! :) I'll check them out as you post them.
xChesires-OCsx Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I've been taking out random things that any non developed character can skip, but it'll take me a while to fill it out for all of my characters xD 
And I may actually mix the two. Add certain details that the giant has that the basic would need for major-not-too-major characters. Let me know if you do update this though, since I won't be watching anyone on this account to keep it nice and clean and tidy. 
And I have a single character up with this so far, and it isn't anywhere near complete. Kio Spicer, a weird little Elf-boy. 
lusankyajane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Used, finished and it helped me a great deal with developing the character more. Thank you. If you care, check it out here:…
CweepyCwaft101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*sees that this is not designed for fan characters*Damn!I had it all planned out.
crazynoggin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel really, really, REALLLY stupid asking this, but what is a fetish?
BruceBannerFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
something that um.... "turns you on" 
crazynoggin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I has no on switch :3
BruceBannerFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
alrighty then
crazynoggin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It know the answer, I'd actually have to pay attention to things.
Lightstarwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Might wanna fix some of those dead links. ^_^;
siilentwings Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
This is great and I plan on using it. Link: here . If you look at it right away there won't be anything because I'm working on other parts of my theme, but keep checking in and you'll see it updated soon enough. 
xXWolfheart2350Xx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
TeelaWolf Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014
Hi~ I don't plan on really putting my story online, but I do wish to say that this is an amazing bio sheet! It's really in depth~ a job well done! I'll be sure to post the link if I do decide to put it on google documents though.
ScotlandSoto Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there! Thank you for making this, it was really helpful!
As you requested, here's the link:… I'm using Google Dos for this by the way. It's where I keep everything related to my novel.
I'm not sure I understood everything correctly, so I just filled it out to the best of my ability! 
Again, thank you so much!
MlpRpGal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nightmarish--Adv Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
KayTheWolfie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ShioyaLarissaElara Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I didn't use everything, only a little but still I'm sure I need to post it here to cause I still used it. Thank you lots for the helpful info :heart: Much appreciated :)
Skyzhema Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am using this but as I won't be using these characters online I will not be posting it.
Silent-Moon-Goddess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful for creating dynamic characters. Thanks for the upload. ^^ 
momo7902 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I made a repost, sorry :)…
killianxjones Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Is it acceptable to post a link to this sheet, so people can use it for character development on my site?
Only filled out ones, will then be posted, & I will link you to the site & the character development section, so you can view all the filled ones, as & when people do them.
CelticShannon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
celticthundersherlocked.tumblr… It's not completly filled out yet but it will be.   Thank you so much
CelticShannon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I'm using this for all of my oc's that I roleplay with on tumblr . Just put the link at the bottom? 
BrrownieMonsterr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist… yup, I used it. UUUGGHHH so much of my time!! Well, you better like it. Cuz I went through a lot of my free time to do this when I could be recording. well, im starving, and im going to make myself some food. :)
makaraCharm413 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
.....So using this soon. Linking it soon too if I have Internet. I'm just using my neighbors Internet.
keraragunso Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student…
I am going to use thi for all my OC.
DPSKG42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Well is it alright if I use this to help generate a character for a free form online role playing game?
Renacido Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can use it for any kind of character you desire, but you cannot host the blank sheet on the website
xXAbacusXx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it OK if I use this for my profiles on my OC reference website? :D
This is definitely my favorite of all the OC development things I've come across. 
Renacido Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can link to it but you're not allowed to host it on the website. :)
xXAbacusXx Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Ok, awesome! I was just gonna put up the filled-out forms so people will know my OC's info, then at the bottom of every page put a link to this.
Here's the website if you wanted to see what I did with it:
Renacido Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Alrighty, that's fine. I thought you were talking about hosting the blank sheet there as a template for others to draw from. :)
FeatherStrife Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn..... that's a lot!
Nightsabra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've used a lot of your questions here: compassionate-hopeless-romanti…
Thank you so very much for providing them. They really helped me develop this character more.
sacrificing-satan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I've fallen in love with my OC sine I've used this and it almost feels like he's real. Thank you so much for this. VwV
CuteAngel0511 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I am going to use this for my characters, i'll post a link or something when i'm done so you can see
Lynnk-TheBacozebrad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
maziori-p Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DebraWu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps me alot
 Thank you <3 
sugarhigh123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I'll just try this. Kbye.
Redd6931 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
this is cool
MysteryOrganMan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I like to design my characters in huge detail and make them as realistic as possible.  This was very helpful.
amber1700 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Celuis-characters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi Renacido! Its me, Kanda-panda-luv. I used this sheet for my character Achille. We did that project where we mailed the sketchbook around to other artists. how are you
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