Just a random note of curiosity: How do you create your characters? What inspires you?
I've created hundreds of characters, but they come about all kinds of different ways. Some start as fan characters, others are just because I wanna make a character for the sake of making a character. Sometimes the drawing comes first, sometimes the concept comes first. Great examples include:
Liberty - Originally made for the Pokémon setting. She has since proven to be a fun character in any setting.
Maverick - Originally named Tassadar because he was a Starcraft fancharacter. I've since used him in every other setting.
Emerald - Kinda funny.. if it's possible to make a fan character for your own created setting, Emmy falls into that. I made her as a non-cannon character for my Faction universe just to play as someone who isn't altering the fate of the universe.
Angel - fully original cannon character in my Faction universe. I just like bunnies so it was a matter of time before I made a bunny. Made such for extra irony that she's a pirate lord.
Orion - A lizard character I made because I saw an adorable looking guy lizard and I hadn't made any lizard characters. So this one was inspired by someone else's art.
Dido - My first D&D character, the halfling paladin was made for the setting. Obviously, halflings don't really fit much in any other setting, but he is certainly an original character inspired by the few guide lines of "halfling" and "paladin".
So share your fave personal characters and how they came about! What inspired their creation?