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    The child who would grow to become a hero

    Simply create a character(illustrated suitable for inside a book, suitable for either children or adult, your choice). Aged 7-9. Basicly he/she is born from a poor peasant family during Dark ages( 200-800AD). With very little money for expensive items. Dressed in rags, but yet already showing characteristics of his/her future self, who would later become a national hero, as a great warrior or even dragon killer.

    Can be in any civilisation, european, americas, asian, etc.. as long as its a recognisable earth culture between the chosen dates. Also must show some kind of facial expression , (no manikins) Also since its illustration based, no plain white background.

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    Might I suggest... Britannia, embodiment of the British Empire and its dominion over the world ?

    On a mount triangular, as the island of Britain itself is described to be, we seat in the supreme place, under the shape of a fair and beautiful nymph, Britannia herself...
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    Master of Zombies: ussually a necromancer or a vampire is the one controlling zombies, but this is a zombie not necessarly smarter, or stronger, but somehow, is the leader of a horde of zombies.

    Non human vampire: either animal, alien, or inamate object.

    Nature geek: an animal or plant that its a geek. Could also be star-trek/star wars fan boy, D&D player, or a simple nerd, but is not human.

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    recreation of a mythological hero. It can be an Mythological hero or god from either Greek or Roman mythology. Each main god or hero usually has some animal or symbol to go with them so incorporating that in the CHOW would be benifital. Example: Zeus, symbol is the lightning bolt, Neptune: trident and the horse(i think) Things like that i think would make an awesome CHOW and force people to really do some research.
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    MAGICIAL SCIENTIST.
    Maybe futurist. This character combines the sorcery with the high technology

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    Please read the first post in this thread before presenting your ideas.

    I'm seeing a lot of ideas that have potential, but will most likely *NOT* be used because they are just a stereotype.

    Include more detail around your character idea. Show me that you've thought your character idea out before presenting them.

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    Re-animator - "A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus"

    Baba Yaga - a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a house on chicken feet (refs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga )

    Modern God
    - a modern depiction of a god , since people stopped believing in the old gods, they started blending with the mortals.

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    Plastic Surgery Addict - An narcissistic, obsessive male OR female, who has had many, MANY alterations to their face and body, so many surgeries they look comical or even creepy. Implants, nosejobs, botox, you name it, they've had it. A possible sidebar could be the character BEFORE any surgery.

    The Blind Birdkeeper- He lives in a dingy apartment, situated in New York, and his only pride and joy are the collection of exotic birds he keeps in cages atop the building. He's blind, but he knows every single bird by name according to texture, size, and sound.

    The Devil Really Wears Prada- A female Devil, or some kind of female demon from Hell that dresses in the latest Prada fashion line. She's cold and fierce and has a lesser demon, that can transform into a purse.

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    i thought maybe you could do a self portrait kinda thing with yourself in an apocalypse situation, with the tools you would use to survive made outa the stuff you'd find at your home or the local shops.... just a thought

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    Militaristic Necromancer - Think of a modern day soldier crossed with a Necromancer. A robe with a camouflage pattern perhaps? Give a staff that doubles as a rifle maybe? He commands armies of skeletal troopers. Possibility of helmet, or just some bald guy with an evil look. I was imagining a scene where he is standing on a something, say a cliff, or a small hill, facing the enemy, and his army is already charging, or is getting ready to charge.
    I dont know why but that reminded me of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin
    So maybe our vision of the infamous russian madman mystic...with a bit of a twist.
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    i thought maybe you could do a self portrait kinda thing with yourself in an apocalypse situation, with the tools you would use to survive made outa the stuff you'd find at your home or the local shops.... just a thought
    I like this idea!!!
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    Veteran of the Psychic Wars
    Inspired by the narrator of the Blue Oyster Cult song "Veteran of the Psychic Wars", but can be a general interpretation of the phrase. Here are the lyrics:
    "You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
    Ive been living on the edge so long
    Where the winds of limbo roar
    And Im young enough to look at
    And far too old to see
    All the scars are on the inside
    Im not sure if theres anything left of me

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Its time we had some leave
    Weve been living in the flames
    Weve been eating up our brains
    Oh, please dont let theses shakes go on

    You ask me why Im weary, why I cant speak to you
    You blame me for my silence
    Say its time I changed and grew
    But the wars still going on dear
    And theres no end that I know
    And I cant say if were ever...
    I cant say if were ever gonna to be free

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Its time we had some leave
    Weve been living in the flames
    Weve been eating out our brains
    Oh, please dont let theses shakes go on

    You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
    My energys spent at last
    And my armor is destroyed
    I have used up all my weapons and Im helpless and bereaved
    Wounds are all Im made of
    Did I hear you say that this is victory?

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Send me to the rear
    Where the tides of madness swell
    And been sliding into hell
    Oh, please dont let shakes go on
    Dont let these shakes go on
    Dont let these shakes go on"

    You can call me lame if you want ;P but I thought that kind of character would be really interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrissCross View Post
    Plastic Surgery Addict - An narcissistic, obsessive male OR female, who has had many, MANY alterations to their face and body, so many surgeries they look comical or even creepy. Implants, nosejobs, botox, you name it, they've had it. A possible sidebar could be the character BEFORE any surgery.
    This is like a 'The Suffering/Condemned' thing. Urgh, nasty - I can just imagine what they'd look like. Very freaky ChOW if it was ever selected. Kudos for the good idea, CrissCross.

    The Rosicrucian Master -
    First Approach: Design a philosophical mastermind; this ChOW would require you to pay attention to facial features as usual - but the rules are that the character must imply a suitable demeanour, in any form. This could be attained by just researching intelligent-looking people (Morgan Freeman, anyone? ). Try to recreate the glint, intelligence and humour in their eyes - or maybe go for a more direct approach by taking inspiration from any Esoterica teachings that are available - or even portraits, such as Francis Bacon (a 15th/16th century English philosopher), Jacob Bhoeme, Socrates (said to have had his own Daemon) Rudolf Steiner (founder of spiritual science), Leonardo da Vinci etc. A concise explanation of the Esoteric world is in Jonathan Black's "The Secret History of the World" - very interesting and intriguing stuff sure to strike some visual chords.

    Second Approach: could be to design a character that best shows the spiritual Brow Chakra (the Third Eye to the spirit world -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_eye), the vegetable body form commonly referred to in Esoterica, or a Rosicrucian/Freemason/Dalai Lama buddhist master attaining an altered state of conciousness. Quite a bit of research would be involved to get the characters right. Remember that they had many ways of attaining that altered state: near-death experiences, drugs, thought patterns, intense teachings.
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