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Headline:

(A piece of text that your character has physically spoken that somehow relates to them)

General Information:

Full Name: (The character's full name)
Also Known As: (Any aliases or nicknames, no need to say who gave them)
Age: (The number of years the character has lived. It would be helpful to include the aging system if character is otherworldly or ages unusually)
Gender: (Birth sex of the character. If transgender via surgery, make that known)
Sexual Orientation: (Homosexual, Heterosexual, Bisexual, or Asexual. I don't personally place Bi-curiosity, or pan-sexuality here, as pansexuality would fall under bisexuality, and bi-curiosity, if one has yet to engage in a relationship with the opposing sex yet, isn't solidified at the time. Both of these can be further explained in the Relationship or Trivia sections anyway.)
Marital Status: (Single, Dating, Married, Mated Pair, or Uninterested. I reserve "Uninterested" for those mentally unprepared for it or those who just don't want to date, and I use "Mated pair" for characters are long term partners but either don't believe in marriage or are part of civilizations where it doesn't exist. Swingers, Engagement or Divorce can be explained in the Relationships section.)
Mate: (The individual(s) that one is in an exclusive relationship with. Plural names are permitted if the commitment extends to multiple people.)
Status: (Active, Disabled, Deceased, or Unknown. Generalizes the real time status of a character. "Disabled" here means alive, but unable to function. Only pertains to storyline-based characters, omit if otherwise)
Alignment: (Hero, Dark, or Neutral. The affiliation your character belongs to)
Morals: (One of the the nine alignments that governs your character's personality. Refer to the artist's comments for the nine alignments.)
Threat Level: (Minimal, Minor, Moderate, High, Severe, Critical, or Cataclysmic. How much of a threat your character poses on it's own, most powerful attacks considered. Ranging from nonfatal injury to one person to destroying a city)
Team Formation: (Speed, Flight, or Power. In two man team, it is acceptable for a  character to perform a dual role. I personally frown upon one trio roles)
Team: (Teams your character is a member of)
Group Affiliations: (Groups your character affiliates with. They may or may not be a direct member.)
Date of Birth: (The date that your character was born on. It would be helpful to include the annual terms if character's is otherworldly or ages unusually)
Zodiac: (Star sign)
IQ: (Estimated intelligence range, just to give vision to ones ability to rationalize. Please refer to the scale in the artist's comments for the range I personally use.)
Birthplace: (The location at which your character was born. Use brackets to give the planet/dimension/region if necessary)
Current Residence: (The location at which your character currently resides. Use brackets to give the planet/dimension/region if necessary)
Occupation(s): (Your character's job. Doesn't have to be a legitimate work field
Personal Quote: (A line that your character is known for saying often)
Theme Song: (A song that you feel sums up your character in a way)


Appearance:

Species: (Species of your character)
Blood Type: (Unnecessary information in most cases, but the blood type of the character.)
Nationality: (Cultural/social/biological heritage of the character)
Height: (Height of the character. Please include units of measurement)
Weight: (Weight of the character. Please include units of measurement
Bodily Build: (Body type of the character. Slender, fat, average, etc. Females generally have more specific bodily builds.)
Eye Color: (Eye color of the character. Can be omitted if a reference is posted.)
Fur Color: (Fur color and patterns of the character if applicable. Can be omitted if a reference is posted.)
Clothing Style: (Clothing style of your character, or description what they are normally wearing. Can be omitted if a reference is posted.)
Jewelry: (Jewelry you character wears.Can be omitted if a reference is posted.)
Scars/Markings: (Scars or marking on your characters. Not to be confused with fur patterns.)


Summarized Bio Thus Far:

(At least a paragraph describing your character's life so far)

Personality:

Attitude: (At least a paragraph describing your character's personality)
Life’s Aspirations: (At least a sentence decribing personal goals of the character)
Favorite Foods: (Usually unnecessary information. A description on your characters favorite foods.)
Religion: (The primary religion or belief your character observes)
Likes: (Any non-obvious likes your character may have. Try not to exceed 12)
Dislikes: (Any non-obvious dislikes your character may have. Try not to exceed 12)
Fears: (Any major fears your character may have. Try not to exceed 5)


Known Family: (For the fields below I personally use a strikethrough if they've been removed via to adoption, and a "†" symbol if they're deceased.)

Father: (Single person. Only biological)
Mother: (Single person. Only biological)
Uncle(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)
Aunts(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)
Brother(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological. No step/god-family)
Sister(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological. No step/god-family)
Cousin(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)
Son(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological. No step/god-family)
Daughter(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological. No step/god-family)
Nephew(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)
Nieces(s): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)
Grandchild(ren): (Multiples allowed. Only biological)


Friends/Associates:

(Any characters who your character is greatly fond of. It would help if 2-3 sentence explanations were added, describing how they met your character or how and why they interact together.)

Enemies/Rivals:

(Any characters who your character dislikes to a certain extent. It would help if 2-3 sentence explanations were added, describing how they met your character or how and why they interact together.)

Parallel Forms:

(Any characters that you would consider parallel form. Genderbends, Reincarnations, Antis, etc are all allowed here, canon or not.)

Overall Stats:
(Stat ranges from 0-10, 10 being the highest. Stat total does not have to meet, but should not exceed 27, unless the character has a cataclysmic threat level. If so, stat totals should not exceed 41.)

Speed: (Top running speed on the ground: 0= Cannot run well without tripping >10MPH/5= 250 MPH /10= 500 MPH or more. [750 is about Sonic's speed. I personally frown upon getting anywhere near there...])
Strength: (Physical force one can exert using only their body without injury: 0= Struggles to support 5% of their weight/5= Able to exert 100% of their own weight/ 10= Able to lift 200% of their weight or more)
Defense: (Physical weight one can withstand using only their body without significant injury: 0= Is injured by playful punching/5= Able to withstand a force of 50% of their own weight/10= Able to withstand a force of 200% their weight or more)
Skill Projection: (External abilities and the technique levels in using them. Offensive powers, Defensive powers, and Restorative abilities are averaged out make up this total and are not counted into the stat total on their own)
Evasiveness: (The ability to evade attacks or projectiles: 0= Is too slow or unable to dodge effectively/5= Able to maneuver around certain types of attacks perfectly, but not others/10= Able to seamlessly evade all forseeable attacks with grace and nimbleness.)
Overall Battle Skill: (How competent, efficient, and resourceful one is in battle alone: 0= No experience with battle/5= Masters in one form of combat/ 10= Masters more than 3 fighting styles.)


Physical Strengths:

(Any strengths that your character has that are allowed due to natural bodily makeup should be placed here, please do not exceed 5. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the strength and how it affects the character)

Mental Strengths:

(Any strengths that your character has that are due to their psychological or mental stability should be placed here, please do not exceed 10. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the strength and why it affects the character)

Resistances:

(All things that have absolutely no affect on your character one way or the other should go here, please do not exceed 5. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the resistances and why they have no effect on the character)

Physical Weaknesses:

(Any weaknesses that your character has that are due to natural bodily makeup should be placed here, please do not exceed 10. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the weakness and why it affects the character)

Mental Weaknesses:

(Any weaknesses that your character has that are due to their psychological or mental instability should be placed here, please do not exceed 10. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the weakness and how and why it affects the character)

Abilities:

(Powers that the character has should go here. Do not exceed 3. Please explain the abilities in 2-3 sentences.

Examples: Pyrokinetics, Flight, Hypermobility)


Basic Skills:

(Abilities that the character would have in-game should go here. Do not exceed 5. Although it's not mandatory, it would be helpful if you explained them in 1-2 sentences.

Examples: Homing Attack, Thunder Shoot, Storming Heart)


Weapon Skills:

(Unique techniques that your character has with a weapon go here. If you're character does not have a weapon, please say so. Please try not exceed 3, and make sure you describe the techniques in at least a sentence each.

Transformations:

(All transformations that your character can undergo should go here. Try not to exceed 3 separate transformations. Make sure you describe the transformation as best you can.)

Trivia:

(At least 5, but no more than 20 character quirks  can be place here for a little extra info on your character. <sub>
This is a very long roleplay character bio that I've been updating and using for at least three years now now and I find that it makes it easier to flesh out characters so that other people can know them outside of the roleplays they're used in. Over time, more and more people have asked to use it for their own characters, and some of those same people come back, asking me what I mean by some of the fields.

The download contains the template as well as an explanation to how I use the fields. I hope it helps some of you. It's free to download and use. All I ask is that you link the finished piece back to the template so that other people who want it can find it. If there are spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, my apologies. I'm working with a broken keyboard.

NOTE: I use this for Sonic characters, but it can be used for other characters too. Not every field is applicable for every character though. If you don't need a field, feel free to omit it. Also, remember to clear out the guidelines when you fill in the template.

Please and thank you!

IQ Ranges: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_class… (Stanford-Binet)
Alignment System: easydamus.com/alignment.html



:star:7/25/14: Wow, 125+ Downloads?! Didn't think it would be used so much, hopefully it's helping people flesh out their characters as much as it helped me.

Thanks to everyone who are crediting responsibly!
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Yume-Yumie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WEE! FINALLY FOUND IT AGAIN! Now fave this so I don't lose it again 8'D
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brokencyde-fan4ever Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can we put ten character quirks on the trivia?
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Libra-Dragoness Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SonicSona Reference Sheet + Bio (pt 1) by Libra-Dragoness
Used it, Used it~! :heart:

WeshouldRPsometimeI'msodesperate... ;w;
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Kiyoriya Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
"This will be very handy for the series my Fiance and my series that we are working on,awesome Template!"
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for saying so. I'm glad you like it!
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Genisay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will actually be great for use with my characters, even if I don't a fair portion of the data to other people (there are things about my characters I like to keep a surprise in case of story shenanigans), but it will still make a great construction sheet for me.

XD Having a hard time deciding what my character Haydrian's IQ should be.  Just based on the one that uses children's ages, he scored 110. Though, maybe that would be about right.  There are a lot of things in the world he has not experienced because of where he lived, but his adoptive mother was also very well read and learned thanks to her own upbringing, so she would have passed a lot of that on to him.  He's twelve, but mentally, when comfortable with his situation, he acts and thinks as some one a few years older would.

Breaking my own brain trying to decide some of these things.  There are a lot of factors to consider that could influence what might be good numbers.
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xSonyasCupcakex Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this template!!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome babe, just make sure you share it by providing the source link when it's used! XD
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