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Anyone want to share and discuss your favorite RPG characters that you've played? Why was this your favorite Character, and what inspired you to create it?

I will start.

I started lifting and weight training to help combat depression and to get myself out of a terribly unhealthy lifestyle. After two months of pretty intensive training, I was feeling light years better health wise. My lifting bro invited me to play in his campaign and I wanted to sort of poke fun and have a good laugh as the group was very informal. So I created a power lifting Minotaur (Barbarian 2 Druid 4) named Got'Rekt who travels to lands seeking to spread the gift of the swole in penitence for the arrogance of his tribe. The inspiration came from all the joking my friend did with me at the gym that really helped to pull me out of a bad place at the time, and the character has (still playing!) a great number of sessions under his belt.
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Wight Lord with the Sword of Kings


Unfortunately I can’t narrow it down to one - I can however to three:

1. David Hartman, dangerously efficient and corrupt troubleshooter and executive of the PetroChem Corporation in Cyberpunk - with his terminator like bodyguard, highly dubious associates and constantly demanding drug addicted girlfriend he shot, stabbed, backstabbed, double dealt and enjoyed his mad brutal life. It was my teenage fantasy brought to life but I still recall him with amusement and delight, remembering when we would and could game for multiple days a week and into the early hours without a problem.

2. Tavar, a Vulcan with a temper who inhabited an alt universe where the Dominion had won - over the next few years of real time, he and two trusted friends took the Alpha Quadrant back in a truly epic campaign.

3. Sabina Hafner - a young noblewoman in the Warhammer universe who sought to make her way in the world as a warrior but found a dark and dangerous road of blood, violence and corruption. Eventually she would be transformed into a vampire but continue (for the most part) to fight against Chaos and for the Empire. Even after the game finished I remember her fondly and have written one novel with a second in progress about her unlife after the game.

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A Bloody Road - my Warhammer Fantasy Fiction 
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We're getting ready to run a ST: Adventures game. I'll be the DM for this one, so no character for me unfortunately!

Another favorite of mine Fantasy wise was my Grung Ranger. I played that character across a dozen campaigns over three editions of the game! I probably hit lvl 20 with him at least twice.

The jist of the character was that he left his people because he never really fit in. As he traveled the world and other planes, he kept running into situations and groups that took him on fantastical adventures. He is a quirkly little character, prone to fits of childishness and tormented by visions of things to come.
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Gather round children, and hear the tale of the NAZ 1,000, the finest German WWII cybernetics experiment that the Soviets stole, renamed the Computer Operated Soviet Armored Combatant (or Cossack) and spent decades perfecting before it went rogue. Now, this was Streetfighter STG, so it wasn't as ridiculous as it sounds.Well, it was, but it wasn't out of place.

So I had this 10 foot tall bright red robot, slow as paint, wielding a scythe-maul, which made it slower and hit harder.I was trying to keep a low profile and evade Soviet capture, which was made easier because no one wanted to admit to being the one who had created such a horrible weapon. I exploited a loophole in the rules initially- it was round based combat, so there was no functional difference between going at -5 or at 0... so I made my character absurdly strong and tough. With the weapon, it was shockingly able to one shot most fighters, and even two shot world warriors. In this system, that should be impossible.

At the hands of a lesser GM, it would have been obliterated by a banhammer. Instead I got to have my fun, making contacts on the ring, obliterating opponents, and generally living the dream of being a walking warcrime. Then... I was short circuited, captured, and disassembled, but was able to hack through my tormentor's network and call for help (no small feat in the world of the perpetual 90s that Streetfighter exists in) and have one of my cyborg buddies repair me.

The repair guy had a thing for America. Like, what would later be described as Murica. So I come to with much more reasonable stats, bald eagle shoulder pauldrons, an impossible to remove red white and blue paint job, and a speaker system that blasts "God Bless the USA " at random. Inexplicably, it also came with a pair of six shooters in robocop compartments, which I never learned how to use. Everyone would tell me I was patriotic, and I wouldn't get it.

In NAZ1k's climactic moments, he and his team fought their way up a tower to the big boss battle, when he incapacitated most of the team, and had me dead to rights. So I pulled my guns, blasted the window behind him and grabbed him as I jumped out of it, dying(?) in a crater, and locking my arm into a glorious middle finger. But who knows if someday in the distant future, part of that old processor might be recovered and reused.

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I have three......

1. A physical adept in Shadowrun who was basically a Batman: The Animated Series knock-off of Joker and Harley Quinn in one character. Cliche as hell, but damn fun to play.

2. A halfling thief that talked big and swashbuckling but was a terrified little hobbit. Loved to talk smack and then run and hide behind the big bricks.

3. A guy who was convinced he was a bad-donkey exorcist Catholic Priest but had a bad womanizing habit. It was so fun to be super self-righteous while trying to hide his dark secret. Best of all, he was never even ordained, just somewhat crazy.

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Horrific Hive Tyrant

Calen'osta en Saorise

A wild elf druid who was raised outside of wild elf society by the druid circles. Hated civilization to such an extent that he didn't even like the wild elves.

The character was nigh impossible to give loot to. He didn't want money, had no use for shops, refused the worked items of other races including potions. Also he was illiterate only knowing how to recognize and read the hidden language of Ogham (druidic).

The character had a series of really lucky rolls at the most opportune times. Like rolling triple 20s when facing a lesser beholder. Turned into a bear and ripped out its middle eye with a single bite attack. When investigating a room with the party the ranger handed him a book to look through. He held it by one cover and let the pages fall open. One page was trapped, he got zapped, in anger he threw the book at the guy who gave it to him... rolled 20, knocked him unconscious. Went about his day. In a dungeon got separated from the group when he ended up in a trap room. Went berserk like a caged animal lashing out at all the walls to no avail. There was a riddle on the wall to solve the trap. Alas, illiterate, he died in there.

I had a LOT of fun playing that character.

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I've played the mysterious Professor Tanhauser, yes that's how it's spelled in the americanized version, in various Mforce games from he games which gets ran yearly at local conventions.

Professor Tanhauser is at archetypal super scientist, maybe a bit mad but determined to defend humanity from various cryptid menaces. There was an original, and years later other ones turned up, all known as professor Tanhauser.

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In 4th edition DnD I played a Plague-Soul Genasi. That was a fun character. We RP'd him as basically a manifestation of Pestilence that was slowly gaining power and learning about the world. This basically lead to him being a neutral character with a large vindictive streak.

I did a text RP on a website called storium where did a superhero game, I played a girl whose body produced gases and with training (the whole point of the rp) would learn how to change which elements composed the gases. That one was based on the Runaways comics and we had a blast. Probably the closest I've ever gotten to online friends.

My most recent instant classic was Derek Jett, Human Paladin, and leader of the donkey-cave Clan. It was for a meme game one shot but no one has stopped referencing it for like a month.
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I've only played three or so but the one I enjoyed most was Siri. After my first character died in an Out of the Abyss campaign I joined, I had to make a new one on the fly. I made a Teifling who had been in the Underdark so long she'd gone mad and is convinced everyone else is a figment of her imagination. Que all kinds of wackiness, like trying to convince some NPCs I only needed to pay one fee to enter the city since no one else in the party was real (crit Persuasian role lmao) and using minor illusion to create a box to hide in and sneak around the enemy village solid snake style.

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Quite a few! In an Anima campaign, I RP'd as a scheming ambitious senior mercenary who was based off Loki from The MCU, he was a blast to RP and I outwitted my GM's plans on so many occasions to count, including assassinating his Mary Sue GMPC who was a crappy version of Griffith from Berserk, which allowed his supposedly most elite army in the world to be utterly routed by a badly trained and badly armed militia.

Another was a super-hot narcissistic elf sorceress in Shadowrun, she made many encounters a breeze because of Entertainment, she was like nothing I've RP'd since. When she called my cousin's Troll hacker (who was both a literal and metaphorical troll) he hacked her phone and spread all her thousands of selfies across the net. lol.

Many characters as a GM one being a PCs older brother in a long, long running Dark Heresy campaign who was an incredible dandy, boy that was fun to RP

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"The best way to lie is to tell the truth." Attelus Kaltos.

My story! Secret War
After his organisation is hired to hunt down an influential gang leader on the Hive world, Omnartus. Attelus Kaltos is embroiled deeper into the complex world of the Assassin. This is the job which will change him, for better or for worse. Forevermore. Chapter 1

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My favourite was Berthold, the mincing scribe from some two-bit town in Stirland (2nd edition WFRP). Running away from a tedious apprenticeship, he ended up in Middenheim with a slightly unhinged elven wizard, a dwarf who took the Slayer's oath not long after we all met up due to an unfortunate altercation with a municipal librarian and a noble's by-blow with a chip on his shoulder and the common sense of a stunned squig.

Somehow, Berthold survived horrors man was not meant to behold, hordes of 'orrible ratmen in the sewers, getting pursued byt the Middenheim Watch and eventually interrupting a Khornate summoning ritual in the Temple of Sigmar by charging right into the middle of the sircle and flailing wildly about him with a short sword. He got a severe kicking from the dozen cultists who took umbrage at this and all set about him at once, but it did the job, the daemon was prevented from manifesting and we were rewarded by a grateful city (and told never, ever to speak of any of this on pain of pain).

He was last seen on the road to Altdorf, having narrowly survived a haunted house and some surprisingly competent bandits.

Why the "mincing" scribe? Well, he ended up with s trength and toughness of 26% and a "distinctive gait". It was unanimously decided amongst the group that being that scrawny the distinctive gait could be nothing other than a mince (https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CAFA_enGB845GB845&q=Dictionary#dobs=mince definition 2)
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I played a character in a Legend of the Five Rings campaign who started out a young dueling prodigy with lots of fame and promise who slowly descended into madness, eventually secretly swearing fealty to the Dark Lord Daigotsu. The transition was fun to play with a little murder here, and a white lie there.

Eventually, the entire party made it their goal to keep this character on a leash and mitigate whatever damage he did because social status made it hard to just call him out on his wrongdoings. Rokugani culture is weird.

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I also played a scribe in a Dark Heresy campaign that was mute. That was a challenging character to play as he was not combat oriented and could not talk.

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With my Rogue Trader campaign, I brought a PC I played in my cousin's Deathwatch campaign as an NPC: Inquisitor Azakir Halgriv of the Ordo Xenos, who I was typing the backstory of for reference in the RT campaign. Who worked with the Deathwatch Killteam.

It's scary how well I did as an Inquisitor Azakir's achievements are and are not limited to: earning the respect of the Space Marines in the Kill Team, including a Space Wolf's.
Killing a Tyranid Warrior in close combat.
Coming face-to-face with a Lictor and managing to survive to tell the tale (which was actually damn terrifying)
Killing a HIve Tyrant by ramming out the door of a Thunder Hawk with a Chimera making fall hundreds of metres to the ground, I managed to get out but we lost the Chimera, but it was worth it, really.
Through his scheming and planning being responsible for the destruction of, not just an Ork Stronghold, not just that the Chaos Space Marines allied with them, but also the Tau Strikeforce which had infiltrated the stronghold and lastly the prototype stealth Tau ship which had allowed the Tau to infiltrate.

I had great fun RPing the character and it was a shame when my cousin finished that campaign :(

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"The best way to lie is to tell the truth." Attelus Kaltos.

My story! Secret War
After his organisation is hired to hunt down an influential gang leader on the Hive world, Omnartus. Attelus Kaltos is embroiled deeper into the complex world of the Assassin. This is the job which will change him, for better or for worse. Forevermore. Chapter 1

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