Brittle Earth - Character Exploration
Character Narrative Exploration
So here's my first set of thumbnails for my anti-hero team.
I'm gonna try and find a nice balance of personalities, archetype and motives. I might add a few more characters as we go along, or replace a few. It's all still very modular at the moment.
When I create characters, I like to have a certain set of "narrative traits" that eases the design process:
- Backstory and/or motive
- Personality traits
- Key Features (that make this character unique)
Starting off with Seido:
Backstory: Seido was a former fish boat captain who lost his ship and crew to a monstrous sea creature. Being the sole survivor of this tragedy, he teamed up with Brouzer to feed his thirst for revenge on this newly spawned monstrosities...
Personality: Introvert, easily agitated yet warm hearted and kind.
Key Features: Carries around what remains of his ship (harpoon + coil, broken mast, sail for c
Our first modified humanoid character.
Personality: Mute, genius and creative.
Key Features: Incomplete human development (legs never developed). He therefor mechanised himself from scrap collected from the gang's raids and travels.
A most cunning and fearless woman.
Backstory: Roaming Earth under her pseudonym, Joan joined the gang with a clear motive: Finding her father! (More backstory to unfold)
Personality: Highly aggressive, cold and fearless.
Key Features: Having a profound love for folklore and history (due to her father) she now re-enacts a knight. Her favourite weapon of choice is a self-made lance.
So that's the first line-up.
Let me know what you think so far in terms of narrative or character development. If you have anything to add, alter or critique, I'd love to hear about it!