Full Name: (Self explanatory)

Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)

Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)

Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)

Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])

Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.

ID Number: (A number that may also be used to identify your character, such as tournaments and prison settings)

Gender: (Self explanatory)

Gender Role: (Does your character generally act more feminine or masculine?)

Orientation: (Ex: Straight, Bisexual, Homosexual)

Real Age: (How old your character is in years)

Age Appearance: (How old does your character look? This is mostly for immortal creatures such as deities, but can be used with anybody. [if someone looks older or younger than their age)

Birthday: (Self explanatory)

Deathday: (May not have one yet)

Birthplace: (Where was your character born?)

Immediate Family: (Who was your character raised by?)

Distant Family: (The ones they don't see every day)

Parenting: (Were their parents strict or fun-loving?)

Upbringing: (What morals and ideals were your characters raised with?)

Infancy: ([0-2] What was it like when your character was a baby? Were they nurtured or dropped at birth?)

Childhood: ([3-12] What was it like for your character growing as a kid ?)

Adolescence: ([13-17] Teen years)

Adulthood: ([18+] When your character has fully matured. If your character isn't yet an adult, plan what would happen to them in the future.)

Coming of Age: (When and how did your character "grow up"?)

Evolution: (How has your character changed since they were younger?)

Species: (Human, animal, or a fantasy race)

Ethnicity: (Self Explanatory)

Facial Type: (Ex: Oval, heart, square, round, )

Eye Color: (Self explanatory)

Hair Color (Self Explanatory)

Hairstyle: (Self explanatory)

Skin Tone: (Self Explanatory)

Complexion: (Self explanatory)

Makeup: (If any)

Body Type:

Height: (In inches)

Weight: (In pounds)

Facial Hair: (If applicable)

Birthmarks/scars: (Self explanatory)

Distinguishing Features: (Something unique that stands out)

Health: (How healthy is your character?)

Energy: (How much energy does your character have on a daily basis?)

Memory: (How well does your character remember things, and what do they remember?)

Senses: (Are any of your character's senses better or worse than others?)

Allergies: (Self Explanatory. May be optional.)

Handicaps: ([Ex: A limp, deafness, missing an eye] May be optional.)

Medication: (What meds do your character take, if any?)

Phobias: (Things that simply terrify your character. May be trivial or debilitating. Try to have at least one.)

Addictions: (Drugs, alcohol, gambling, or bad teen romance)

Mental Disorders: ([Ex: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Paranoia.] May be optional.)

Coordination: (How physically fit is your character? Also add things like reflexes, ect.)

Habits and Mannerisms: (Any nervous ticks or unconscious habits your character might have. Ex: Nail biting, crosses arms, or twirls hair)

Mood: (What mood are you most likely to catch your character in?)

Attitude: (How does your character interact with others?)

Stability: (How emotionally consistant are they?)

Expressiveness: (Do they hide emotion or let it out openly?)

Current Residence: (Where does your character live right now? May or may not include a geographical location)

(Below are optional)

Family: ([Ex: Parents, children, siblings] Include stepfamilies if it applies, and label as such.)

Friends: (Who does your character like to hang out with?)

Enemies: (Who does your character despise?)

Bosses: (Who does your character answer to)

Followers: (Who answers to your character?)

Heroes: (Who does your character look up to?)

Rivals: (Who are they competing with?)

Relates to: (Who is similar to your character?)

Pets/Familiars: (Describe a pet your character owns, real or fantasy and give it a name.)


Lovers: (From childhood crushes, to exes, to a married partner, who does your character love?)

Marital Status: (Ex: Single, Taken, Dating, Available)

Position: (Dom/Sub Optional)

Element: (Fire/Water/Air/Earth) (Optional)

Occupation: (Self explanatory)

Work Ethnic: (How hard does your character work? How do they feel about their job?)

Rank: (How high up are they on the corporate ladder?)

Income: (How much money do they make?)

Wealth Status: (How well financed is your character? Ex: Upper, middle, or lower class)

Organizations/Affiliations: (Who does your character side with?)

Religion: (Self Explanatory (Make one up if needed))

Crime Record: (Relationship with authority, laws broken, and crimes committed.)

Motivation: (What moves your character? [Ex: Power, money, love)]

Philosophy: (Your character's outlook on life)

(Below are optional)

Traditions: (Does your character sit around the table with their family? What holidays do they celebrate?)

Superstitions: (spilling salt, knocking on wood)

Main Goal: (Driving force in the story. May be subject to change.)

Minor Goals/Ambitions: (What is your character trying to accomplish?)

Career: (What would be your character's dream job?)

Desires: (What does your character want?)

(May be filed in later below)

Accomplishments: (Did they succeed in any goals?)

Greatest Achievement: (Self Explanatory)

Biggest Failure: (Self Explanatory)

Secrets: (Everyone has at least one)

Regrets: (Self Explanatory)

Worries: (What do they worry about?)

Hobbies/Interests: (What does your character like to do for fun?)

Skills/Talents: (Similar to hobbies, but refers to the level of skill a character has. For example, a character could like playing violin but isn't very good at it or vice versa.)

Likes: (What does your character like?)

Dislikes: (What can't they stand?)

Sense of Humor: (Dark/dry/witty/sarcastic/dirty/childish/sophisticated/ironic)

Pet Peeves: (Similar to dislikes, only more relating to human behavior than specific objects. Ex: When people tap on things or when people say "You're not fat!" when you really are)

Guilty Pleasure: (You know...)

Strengths: (What makes them stand a bit above the crowd? [Ex: Courageous, good listener, calm under pressure] Not supernatural abilities.)

Flaws: (Refers to negative personality traits, not a weakness. Make sure it's a deep flaw that could actually affect your character, not something trivial like "She can't dance". [Ex: Lies constantly, socially backwards, hot-tempered])

Perception: (How does your character generally see the world?)

Conflicts: (What issues make your character want two things, but they can't have both?)

Instincts: (What they are unconsciously driven to do)

Lures: (What are they inexplicably drawn to be near? Ex: Power, money, the helpless)

Soft Spot: (Their vulnerability, what they feel sorry for or have particularly good feelings toward)

Cruel Streak: (What makes a character act against their usual morals, and act especially mean? (everyone has something that can do this to them))

Powers/Abilities: (Here is where to put any superhuman powers and other abilities your character possesses. Be sure to balance them out with weaknesses, or your character loses credibility. This section may be optional depending on what genre you write.)

Origin: (How did they get their powers?)

Source: (How do they use their powers? [ex: shoots fire from hands, can read minds with their ring)

Ability: (How adept are they at using said powers?

Weaknesses: (Make it something that your character exclusively is weak to, and keep it credible. [Ex: A 4-headed radioactive dinosaur is not a credible weakness.])

Immunities: ([Ex: cannot be burned] Be very careful with this one.)

Restrictions: (An absolute necessity for those with supernatural powers. [Ex: Can only breathe fire when angry or can only cast darkness spells twice a day])

Alternate Forms: (Transformations, shape shifting abilities, dark side, ect.)

Extra Anatomy: (Such as wings or a third eye)

Accent: (Self explanatory)

Voice: (High pitched, low pitched)

Speech Impediments: (Stutters, slurs, or whistles)

Reputation: (What does the general population think of your character?)

Role: (What purpose does your character serve? [mentor, leader])

Fulfillment: (How well do they serve that role?)

Significance: (Why does your character matter?)

Alignment: (Good/Evil/Neutral/Lawful/Chaotic)

Symbol: (Does your character have any kind of recurring symbol that represents them? [Ex: a rose, a black cat, a sunset] Could be blatant or subtle.)