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WHAT MAKES YOUR OC TICK MEME

This here little written meme-journal entry-thing is not going to ask you what your character looks like. It is not going to ask what your character's favorite color is. It's not even going to ask what your character would do if cupcakes fell from the sky. This, my friends, is going to put you to the test--just how developed is your character. Does his/hers/its psychological build make sense and fit together? If your character isn't that developed, then I hope this helps.

Rules:
a) Use as many characters as you please.
b) If you're a big freak about staying in character, I'd recommend that YOU answer. Not your character/s because, let's face it, not all characters would spill their beans.
c) You don't have to tag anyone, but it's highly expected.
d) Don't worry too much about grammar--this is development. Not an English test.

Section 1: The Basics

1a. What is your character's full name? London Knight

1b. Was it their parents that named them that? If not, who? His parents named him

1c.Is there a special meaning behind the name?  His name literally means of London (herpderp surpiiiiseeee!)

2a. How old are they now? 23

2b. When were they born? 1989

2c.Where were they born? Birmingham, England

3a. What's their race? Human, vampire, furry? Hybrid of some sort?  Just a normal human (with a few demon powers when he bonds to a demon)

4a. Where do they stand on the social pyramid? (e.i.: Royalty, middle class, living in poverty, etc.)  Middle class

Section 2: Lifestyle

1a. Do they have a/n job/occupation? What is it? He was originally a part of a military demon/human bonding regime known as D-A-M-M-E-D but is now a resident at Facility 66 as a patient.

1b. What motivates them to keep doing this job?  He had already been in another branch of the military but tragically his home town was ambushed and ravaged by a large group wild demons that banded together to defeat the many military personnel that lived there (it was a army base town), almost everyone in there died and London was one of the people that had survived, not by fighting but by hiding, which shames him for doing so. After that incident he vowed to join the special DAMMED regime at all costs so in his own way he can attempt to get back at the demons (he hopes to one day find the ones that did it and kill them).

1c. What job would they rather have? Most members of hisfamily always took some part in the army so he never really considered ever having another job, but he does find wild life appealing and would probably feel comfortable working as some sort of ecologist or something.

2a. What are their religious views?  His family is pretty religious, due to his family being tied to the army and war they often pray to their loved ones in the war and send blessings. Although London admittedly puts stock into something a little more quantifiable than faith, he still wears a tiny cross necklace that was a good friend of his (who died in the destruction of the town) and wears it for good luck and remembrance.

3a. What have they accomplished? When? While he was in the military hewas the cadet and wasn't very high on the pyramid of officers, but he was very intelligent and would have easily risen up in the ranks. After bonding with his demon partner and joining D-A-M-M-E-D he accomplished in utilizing his  new found power in the most effective ways possible. and also accomplished in not being a little whiney baby hermit boy and made friends that weren't books.

4a. Are they apart of any organizations? D-A-M-M-E-D (formerly)

5a. What do they do in their free time? He usually reads up or spends his time just relaxing outside, he is a very mellow character and doesn't really like over exerting his self emotionally

Section 3: Psychology

1a. Describe their basic personality. London is very much the sit back and observe type. On the outside he appears very calm and analytical, nearly to a point where it's almost off putting. He doesn't make a point to cater to others social customs and often appears cold and uninterested when not mentally stimulated. Contrary to his seemingly negative attitude most of the time he does enjoy the company of others, once befriended he will be loyal and reliable till the end.

2a. What part of their personality really stands out? If any part? Out of any other personality trait he has the one that stands out the most is his ability to appear uninterested and calm, he rarely lets his rage or passion come out and has essentially bared up those emotions (because whenever he does it reminds him of how his friend used to bring out those emotions in him a lot). Although he lets his annoyance ring out clearly in his personality.

3a. How do they view life? Are they an optimist? Pessimist? Realist? Idealist?  He is more of a realist than anything and doesn't like to view life optimistically or pessimistically, he believes that taking the statistically logical route is the most reliable and is the ideal psychological trait in a man of the army.

4a. When it comes to making a tough decision, do they rely on thought or feeling? Faith or fact?  He will rely largely on fact but if the decision is morally conflicting he will choose what is most ethical.

5a. Do they have a sense of humor? Not really, he wasn't ever the type of kid to be in the front of a group telling jokes or making a fool of himself so he never really grew a sense of humor.

6a. What motivates them to keep moving? What drives him to keep on pursuing his goal is the past, he will do whatever it takes to take revenge on what happened (even if his motive isn't essentially a good one )

7a. What do they desire from life? Knowledge, he loves knowledge and learning and would really do anything for it. He is a very determined person and if he puts his mind to it he can do anything he wishes.

8a. What are they afraid of?  Failing, his worst fear is failing to avenge his friends and family that died in the raid years ago and often has nightmares of disappointing people he loves.

9a. Are they superstitious about anything? Not really, he relies mostly on fact and science. Since his life has mostly revolved around demon activity as well he has no room to be superstitious.

10a. What secrets do they keep, if any? He is usually a very honest person and doesn't like to keep secrets but he isn't very inclined on telling most parts of his past,.

10b. How well are these secrets kept? he can get pretty agitated if people hang on a subject that he doesn’t like to talk about for too long. So unless someone can nag him enough to the point where he gives up and spills the beans he's pretty good at not saying things.

Section 3: Mental Abilities

1a. What can/cannot they do mentally? (e.i. IQ, certain school subjects, mental/emotional health)   London is a very intelligent person who thrives on knowledge, he loves reading and breathing in information. His mental capacity is a strong point in combat, he relies more on his brain than his muscle to win a fight.

1b. What are they strongest at? Although he loves knowledge he isn't very strong in the math department, although statistics is the exception. But what he finds the easiest to comprehend is science and things like ecology and sociology.

1c. What are they weakest at? Math, fist fights that can only be won by pure brute force and fighting head on.

2a. What do they like to do? Out of everything he really just enjoys walking around nature or finding a nice outdoor woodland place to rest (which is a bit complicated now considering his current residence)

3a. What do they hate to do? He hates drills out of everything but rarely complains because he knows that it will only benefit him in the future, instead he keeps on a strong face and plows through them to get them over with.

4a. Were they educated? Yes, most of the education he got was from the local school that was in his military base town, which means most of the things he learned were world relations related and army related although they did regular teachings like English and math and regular history.

4b. If so, did they enjoy it? he didn't enjoy it that much as a kid (it was before he loved learning and when he had a short attention span) but more or less tolerated it. Later in the years when he went to high school he learned to love school.

4c. For how long? All the way to the end of high school, after that he went directly to a military academy (as all of his family has done in the past) to learn to be an upstanding citizen of the army.

Section 4: History

1a. Did they have a good childhood? A bad one? He had a pretty normal childhood; he was your normal…or more likely abnormal obedient child that didn't ever speak against his parents word (his town was a bit old fashioned in its traditions)

1b. What do they remember the most about it? He remembers his friend that he met in the military academy (which isn't really his childhood but mid teens [note: the academy was for gifted kids so the age ranged from 16-18 and was at the college level]). He remembers his family always comparing him to his father (who had passed away) and how he resembled him so much, London didn't really seem bothered by it because he died long before he was old enough to remember him but he had plenty of other father figures in the town.

2a. What were/are their teen years like? His teen years where a bit tough, he lived a militaristic life style and the only thing that drew him away from that was his friend Jude who would often get them both in trouble with his reckless and juvenile shenanigans. The only reason they weren't expelled from school was because the supreme commanding officer was Jude's grandfather.

3a. What have they had to struggle to accomplish? He struggled a lot in the military academy, he wasn't you average strong brawny student that was trigger happy and even more fist happy, a lot of the times there where hand to hand combats he would often lose and end up having to clean uniforms and bathrooms as punishment. Later on he learns to use strategic defensive moves to get the upper hand which quickly got him respect by the higher ranking officers. They were intrigued by his ability to quickly adapt to struggles and therefore suggested him to D-A-M-M-E-D but he had yet to come up with a decision. After his town was ravaged he took up their offer and joined that branch of the army soon after.

4a. What do they regret the most, if anything? He regrets leaving his loved ones behind when his town was destroyed, when it came down too it all of that training in the military academy didn't prepare him for what had invaded his town. After that he hates himself for not taking the teachers offer of joining D-A-M-M-E-D before so he would have a chance of fighting the wild demons and quickly joined afterwards.

5a. How did they end up on their current path? Was it their choice? He was led on that path, it was never really his decision until after the raid incident but before then his parents and other respectable figures told him what to do and he would follow without question.

6a. Did anything serious happen that changed them forever?</b>  The invasion to his hometown.

Section 5: Family

1a. Who are their parents? His mom was your average hard core yet surprisingly gentle army wife while his father was a much respected member of the army that was ranked very high in the pyramid. His dad was a great asset to the army and unfortunately also a great threat to his enemy's which led him to be tragically killed while out in the field.

1b. What are their parents' races? Caucasian (European)

1c. Are they still alive? His mother is but his dad died before he could remember

2a. Do/did they have any siblings? How many? he's an only child.

2b. Are they still alive? N/A

3a. Where did the family originate? His family originally came from London but moved to Birmingham, England where London was born.

3b. How has it changed from the last generation to the current? Hasn't changed much, his family was always a military family and they keep to their roots.

Section 6: Relationships

1a. What do other people think of them? When it came to his town people always compared him to his father and therefore never really got to know him as a person. While he was in the military academy he was treated like any other student, although a few of the officials felt that he had hidden talent that could be used in the field. They often tried to utilize his strategic talent to their advantage.

2a. What is their sexual orientation? Straight.

3a. Are they involved with anyone romantically? Who? he's currently in a 'relationship' with Alizea. they have a strange way of showing affection to each other though.

3b. What do they like/love about this person? What do they dislike/hate? overall he does enjoy Alizea's drive. although it can get annoying at times when it comes to her wanting to get a reaction or feeling out of London. She is also sweet and caring to a fault which London admires (though he won't outwardly say so)

4a. Do they have a best friend? Who?  He has become friends with quite a group of individuals. Clearly his demon partner who he thinks can be a bit of a nut most of the time but still see's his worth in partnership. Alizea and Kai who technically came in a package, but he enjoys Kai's presence and sees it as a necessary thing if he's to be constantly around people like Clearly and Alizea. Then there's jude from his childhood, he was his best friend back in the military academy but was sadly murdered during the raid.

4b. Why are they best friends? They all met at D-A-M-M-E-D and a series of circumstances allowed them to get to know each other better and become acquaintances then grow to friends.

4b. Any other friends? Not at the moment, he has a few acquaintances.

5a. Do they hate anyone? Does anyone hate them? Who? He used to have an intense hatred for Demons for obvious reasons pertaining to his past. It took him quite a long time and a few kicks in the head from certain demon friends to throw that hatred out of his head and replace it for understanding of the diversity of the demon species. Although he still carries spite for the demons that destroyed his town and killed his family and friends he acknowledges that those individuals don't represent an entire species and that if he should hold a grudge he should hold it against those individuals alone and not all demons he meets. Although he is still apprehensive around demons it's not essentially particular to them. He tends to have a very guarded personality when first meeting someone, human or otherwise, and so first meetings (especially shady ones) are hurdles in some circumstances.

Section 7: Extra

1a. Is there anything else important that you have to share about this character?
::EDITED AS OF 4/8/13::

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OMG SO MUCH WRITING D: i never write that much lol.

mkay so i guess this would be the part two of my app for London for :icond-a-m-m-e-d:

i'm tired of writing lol



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May-Woods23 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that's great, I'll definitely be using that to profile some of my characters :)
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shanobiangel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awww i read it ALL you sound so fancay. I dont think I could get into those kinds of detail about my characters it seems too hard. lol
Great job!!!! You sound like a professional!!!!!!!!!
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Aibyou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG LOL :iconclapplz: i'm surprised you actually read it all XD it wrote way too much. yea i thought it was going to be really hard to do this meme especially since i didnt have any idea for this char yet, but this meme actually really helped me come up with stuff :D it ended up being pretty easy! you should try it sometime ^^
lol thank you!!!
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shanobiangel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
But I'm so lazyyy DDD:
lol you're welcome
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Aibyou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol well you dont have to do it im just suggesting XD, its really good char development
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shanobiangel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
maybe one day...lol
it looks really good for character development.
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Aibyou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lol i'll hold you to that ;)
it really is, i tried doing a version of that with isac and pilot but for some reason it was harder with them then it was with London XD
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shanobiangel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i don't get into my characters very well lol
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Aibyou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh lol
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Nekyua Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna do this for my demonnnn *o*
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