But now it's back and I can barely contain myself. I just have to do this. I like the concept. I like sharing characters that have grown in my brain (not in any way like the Greek goddess Athen's "brain-children") and flourished into their own person. Weird, I know. But it's true.
So without further ado, I present to you one of my lead male characters in my latest WIP, Killian of Greene!
1. What is their full name and is there a story behind why they got it?
Killian is heir to the throne of Greene (one of three kingdoms of Gaia, one of five kingdoms between the two lands of Gaia and Gaius). Killian the Conqueror was supposedly a famous emperor in the past, so Killian's parents (more like his father) felt it was a fitting name for a future king. Killian isn't so sure.
2. How old are they and when were they born?
Killian is nineteen, but soon to be twenty. When he turns twenty-one, he'll have the rights to the throne. He was born on the 15th of August.
Killian stands at about 6'2. He has dark hair that sometimes sticks up every where. At times, he doesn't shave but keeps a little scruff. He has dark eyes, that appear black but are actually a deep, dark blue. His skin is usually tan from being outside.
Nationality: of the kingdom Greene in the land of Gaia. Race and ethnicity are tricky because the old names for such things are no longer used (but I'm going to say he has some German, Spanish, and a hint of Scottish in him. :P)
Here are two pictures, I think, that sum him up:
4. Describe your character's personality first in one word and then elaborate with a few sentences.
The first word that popped into my head was cocky. But that's not totally accurate because it's all a show. He's more calculating (?) He's always thinking. He pays attention to the world around him and acts because of this. He tries to do what he thinks is the right course of action, but he plans it out for the best results (usually in his favor, so cocky might work a little).
5. What theme song(s) fit their personality and story arc?
Whoa, I don't eve know. It's kind of complicated. I suppose the first one to pop into my head (which I hope is not because I'm obsessed with this song) was I See Fire by Ed Sheeran. Not sure if it fits perfectly, but I think the kind of desperate tones in the song along with the whole fire/dragon thing fits. I'll have to think harder about any other songs.
6. Which of the seven deadly sins describes your character?
It's a toss up between pride and wrath. I think. D:
7. If they were an element (fire, water, earth, air) which one would they be?
Hands down, Killian is fire.
8. What is their favorite word?
Hmmm... I'm not sure...
9. Who's one person they really miss? (It could be someone who's passed away, or someone they're not close to anymore, or someone who's moved away)
Killian misses his father. While his father is still in his life, he misses the relationship they once had. He misses when he had full trust and faith in his father and no doubts or disagreements.
10. What sights, sounds, and smells remind them of that person?
A lot of things, especially surrounding the castle. However, the most prominent is the lake, the glimmering water, the smell of fish cooking, etc. He used to do a lot with this father by the lake.
Well, there you have it. A glimpse into who Killian of Green is. This was fun and I hope to do more in the future, probably with other characters. If you would like to do it also, you can go here and join in! :)
*And here I realize I write too much. Always.*