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Joshua Foley | Elixir ([personal profile] imblaaaaaaack) wrote2012-04-18 02:31 pm

Character Profile Survey [WIP]


Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Josh has a slim, athletic build. He's not very tall--only 5'9"--and weighs 157 pounds. His body is toned, as he spends a lot of time swimming and playing other sports to pass the time.

2. How old is he? 17

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch? He carries himself well, with an air of confidence. Josh has the tendency to be a bit macho sometimes, so I see him walking with his shoulder's back and chin up.

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities? I think it's pretty safe to say that a guy with Josh's powers is in good health! He's fit thanks to his training and exercise, but being an omega level healer gives him one hell of a peak level of health. The only problem that Josh tends to run into is overexertion in terms of his powers; if he uses too much energy, Josh usually ends up in a temporary coma.

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid? Graceful and fluid. Not only does Josh's athleticism contribute to his agility and reflexes, but he spends a great deal of time practicing his yoga to excel those things.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror? I would say that Josh is definitely attractive in a conventional way. He's always been quite popular among his female class/teammates. He also sees himself as being attractive and has the tendency to be a little arrogant at times.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred? Henh. Normally, Josh's complexion is a flawless, shiny gold. There are a few significant black splotches that move around his skin constantly due to him having used his powers in the reverse as a death touch. When those negative powers are in full use, Josh's entire body turns a metallic black colour.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style. Before turning gold, Josh's hair was short, a little spiky, and blonde. Since then, he's changed his style a number of times and the colour has lightened considerably to an almost-white blonde. Before Genosha, despite the changing styles, he usually kept it quite neat. Since then, however, it's a little on the shaggier side and slightly more unkempt.

9. What color are his eyes? Before turning gold they were a striking blue colour. Now they are gold like the rest of him.

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features? He has a slight golden glow to him on most days that intensifies whenever he's using his abilities for healing purposes.

11. What are his chief tension centers? His back and shoulders. While they get rigidly tense when he is angry or stressed, they do not cause him any pain, or anything like that.

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit? Josh's wardrobe, when he's got someplace to stay, is varied if he can help it. He does have 'social chameleon' tendencies, which means he sometimes likes to alter his style depending on who he is hanging out with. He's got his athletics clothes, his preppy clothes, his night on the town clothes, a few suits, black/dark clothing, etc etc He's also had a number of different uniforms in his short time with the X-Men.

13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them? Yes, his clothes always fit well because Josh does like to show his body off. Especially his arms!

14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences? Again, his outfits depend on who he is with and where he is going.

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando? Boxer briefs!



Speech
1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency?

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?

7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?



Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?

4. What kind of education has the character had?

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert?

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react?

10. Which is his default: fight or flight?

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them?

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?

14. What does he fear?

15. What are his hopes or aspirations?

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?



Relationships
1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?

6. Does he have other close friends?

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends?

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner?

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any?

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies?

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale?

16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?

17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?



Beliefs
1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type?

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them?



Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on?

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?



Associations
Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:

1. Color?
2. Smell?
3. Time of day?
4. Season?
5. Book?
6. Music?
7. Place?
8. Substance?
9. Plant?
10. Animal?



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