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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, otherwise, one should use "Married/Committed". Swinger characters, Engagements or Divorces 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 character having all 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 a tangible range 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)
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: (General 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/eating preferences.)
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: (Biological relatives)

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/at all >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)
Energy Projection: (Ability to create or control external enrgies and skill levels in using them. The sum of their Offensive powers, Defensive powers, and Restorative abilities are usually averaged out make up this total.)
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 well/prfectly, but not others/10= Able to seamlessly evade many 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 and Mental Strengths:

(Any strengths that your character has that are due to natural bodily makeup or psychological/mental stability should be placed here. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the strength and how it affects the character)


Physical and Mental Weaknesses:

(Any weaknesses that your character has that are due to natural bodily makeup or psychological/mental instability should be placed here. It would help if 1-3 sentence explanations were added, describing the weakness and why it affects the character)


Skills and Talents:

(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, Spin Dash, Grinding)



Powers and Abilities:

(Powers or learned abilites that the character has should go here. Please explain the abilities in 2-3 sentences.

Examples: Pyrokinetics, Hypermobility, Sign Language )



Item Skills:

(Unique techniques that your character has with a weapon, or power item should go here. If your character does not have a weapon, please say so. Please and make sure you describe the techniques in at least a sentence..

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:

(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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SapphireTrash Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Woah!
It's edited!!
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xantlercat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome :O I shall use responsibly :nod:
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, btw you do fantastic feral art <3
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xantlercat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//sobbing
thank you
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LinktheDemon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
This is great! I hope you don't mind me using it for one of my original characters. I promise to give credit =3
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, don't mind at all, just remember the credit part
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Rose-Writer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome bby
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littleteafoxx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this c: 
littleteafoxx.deviantart.com/a…

This is really one of the best templates I've seen. Than you so much for making it~!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you! You're very welcome <3
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littleteafoxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's absolutely no problem! :iconmoesmileplz:
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monokorisong Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Writer
Can Undertale OC's be included.
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can use it for whatever you want, as long as you credit the source, so that other people can find it.
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monokorisong Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Writer
thanks
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ViralOmegaShadow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used!
fav.me/d9jsn4z

Awesome character template by the way!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dear <3
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ViralOmegaShadow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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KahootMoot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Mind if I use?
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it, just remember to include the link to the template so others can find it.
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KahootMoot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!  Thanks!
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I'll have to use this for my OCs sometime, been meaning to remake my main OCs Bio for some time!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it, just remember to link back
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I will when I get around to it.
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YaoiTheQueen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I' trying to use this again
but it's saying that it doesn't exist anymore? :/
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YaoiTheQueen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can barely find good bio BLANK templates for Sonic characters >.>
so this is a rly good one!
Kinda like a Naruto Shippuden one, with the details and description level
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CancerianBeauty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been itching to write a biography for my characters. This is a nicely done template, so I might use it one day. :)
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sandlords211 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cool bio
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pyrode Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
fav.me/d94c4x0 Technically finished(given, there are some things I'll be updating frequently, especially when my friend gets with me on the relationship bit) Yay. :3
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pyrode Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
...holy crap.
I just realized.

WHERE'S THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON?! ;-; 
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Skelleh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Just select all of the test and copy and paste into notepad or something :P
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:iconpyrode:
pyrode Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I did, I just felt like pointing it out. 
I really wanted those author comments. .3.
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure, it just kind of disappeared. I tried to bring it back, but I can't, not without charging people :c
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pyrode Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. :(
Well I'm FINALLY using it after I said I would a while back. Decided I would do a redesign of one of my older normal OCs. 
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xXFuryfireXx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Just use copy and paste
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:iconpyrode:
pyrode Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I know, I was just pointing out that the description mentioned downloading it. There's apparently an author version of it that tells the user how she uses each part of the character bio. 
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gameman5804 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Good character template.  This is how i used it.
gameman5804.deviantart.com/art…
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for linking your template to me, it's very nice-- however you forgot to include the link to the original, please add it so that other people can find the template too.
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gameman5804 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
No problem.
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hawkeye42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thanks this looks all right for me, just the right template i was looking for...Now if only i can fit all of that in my papers.
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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LoverBasegirl3950 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus christ I just spend all afternoon doing my fursona's bio but it was awesome(also edited a bit)! Thanks for making this! 
loverbasegirl3950.deviantart.c…
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does take a little while to do it, but it really fleshes the character out XD
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pyrode Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
When I talked to you before, I was in G2(Generation 2 of my characters). Currently, I'm in G4, and I feel I'd like to use this again. Just letting you know, because this looks awesome. :3
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure babe, just remember to credit the base so others can find it.  I'm glad you like it so much!
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colonoscarpeay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
This is awesome! I don't role play, but this is perfect for some characters that I'm trying to flesh out for a book. If I post their bios, I'll definitely credit and link back to you. Awesome!
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Thank you dearie, I'm glad you like it
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Leaves-from-the-Vine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best bio templates I have ever seen! And I appreciate how you worded under what it meant. 

Plus, I just love how everyone linking back to them using it had characters with Superior IQs
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you darling, that means a lot. I've been putting this thing together for my roleplay group for years so I figured sharing it would help people diversify their characters. I was wrong though. To be honest I'm mainly seeing characters who just excel in every way possible with no real drawbacks. It's just a more detailed Mary-Sue, which is pretty depressing when you hoped for the opposite..
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Leaves-from-the-Vine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but maybe list something under weaknesses, or put a link down for examples in character weaknesses. 
   Weaknesses are the best parts, I think. When creating a story, that is.
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Blood-Of-Severity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe they define the character, just as much as the personality in fact XD
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