So, I thought I might introduce you to my main characters! I got the idea from StoryPort, a lovely blog/site by Brianna da Silva, who created the six-prompt character challange. I followed it, asking myself these six things about each character: their contradiction, their Meyers-Briggs, their favorite color, how they’d slay a dragon, their darkest secret, and where they’d see themselves in ten years.
Contradiction: Passive Leader
Favorite color: Forest Green
How she’d slay a dragon: Magic. She’d try to distract its mind, all while flinging her knife into its throat.
Darkest secret: She fears she will let down the world with her lack of skill.
Where does she see herself in 10 years?: Married to Brandon, having defeated the Nameless One. They’ll have a few children, but where they will be she has no idea.
Contradiction: Fear of commitment yet eager to commit.
Favorite color: Navy blue.
How he’d slay a dragon: He’d be heroic, and battle it with his sword, of course! He’d probably end up cutting off its head, and then justifying it by saying that it would have threatened Annemarie.
Darkest secret: He doesn’t always agree with Annemarie, but he doesn’t really care. If she’s happy, he’ll find a way to be.
Where does he see himself in 10 years?: Married to Annemarie, likely with children. He would like to stay in Iona, but he hopes that they might visit the Mainland at some point to see his family again.
Contradiction: Self-sacrificing yet somewhat regretful of that.
Favorite color: Blue-gray
How she would slay a dragon: At first, she’d probably try to negotiate. If that didn’t work, she’d freak out and start throwing sharp objects. If that worked, great. If it didn’t- well, forget it. It isn’t worth it.
Darkest secret: Her love for Brandon.
Where she sees herself in 10 years: She has absolutely no idea. It would be great if Brandon fell in love with her, but she doubts that would ever happen. If it did, she’d hate herself for it.
Contradictions: Sensitive yet defiant
Favorite color: Yellow
How would she slay a dragon?: Well, in this regard it would be tricky. There may be some PTSD from a certain event that prevents her from killing anything. Otherwise, she’d hit it with a few bolts from the crossbow, standing very far back. Julia is not a fan of Wyrms.
Darkest secret: Her father was a Traveller, and disappeared on one of his trips.
Where does she see herself in 10 years?: Having great adventures somewhere in Iona! She will have taken her revenge for her father, and might even be attempting to find his story.
Should I do it with my others? I have at least two that could definitely be done! Comment and tell me your thoughts!