Joined: 19 Feb 2009
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|Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:29 am Post subject:
|Okay, basing your own character off a "pro" character is okay. Yes, you should tweak him.
First, give him a "bad habit", like being a drunkard, or biting his nails.
Second, change the clothing style. Maybe he wears a dress shirt or dress jacket. Does he wear sneakers or dress shoes? Does he carry a briefcase or clipboard with him?
Third, income! Does this person have a regular income? If so, what kind? If not, how do they get money?
Fourth, do they have any special skills? This is rather important. If they don't have special skills, do they have a pet that has special skills?
Fifth, personality. (Well, I don't read FMA or 12 Kingdoms, but...) Maybe your character is shy. Or is he/she outgoing? Maybe they love to fly, or hate heights. Did they go to school or flunk out (good background material)? Do they have a lover?
(Hope this is a good start for you.)