Inspired by >>49915237What would Rucks (the narrator of Bastion) say about your character?
>>49923696But anon I don't have a character
>>49923711But what would he say about YOU?
>>49923696"Sometimes a man gets lost, and nobody but him can help them."
>>49923696"Some men do better in peace than wartime. No one told that boy that."
>>49923696"A man might run good down to the bone. But that don't mean he ain't got a limit to what he's willing to take."
>>49923696I thought that was a still from this for a second.https://youtu.be/BpaRouocBes
>>49923696"Once in a while you can find a really smart idiot. Make sure you're on the side that keeps him stupid."
>>49923696"She'll keep on fightin' until it kills her. No, not the fightin'. The guilt."
>>49923696Kid just rages for a while.
>>49923696>Man wanders like that he's either running from something or searching for it. Maybe both.
>>49923696Some folks get to running so long and hard, they don't know where they're going anymore. She was so tired, she didn't know she'd just about made a whole circle.
"She spent half her life hoping for the best. Things don't always turn out how you want 'em to."
>>49923696"He's married to Lady Luck. Poor bastard doesn't realize she's cheating on him."
>It's all apples and oranges, true. >But damn, do they taste so good.
>>49923711"a man who spends all his time looking scarcely has time to speak"
>>49923696"If lying to yourself could heal injuries, she'd be the best damn doctor in the Wichita territory."
>>49923696"A young man searching for his father. He didn't make it."
>>49923696>"Here's a man who understands what it means to lose everything and the kitchen sink."
>>49923696>Seldom few men have hearts that gold. I hope it lasts.
>>49923696My RT character?"A man needs to know his limits, and this one still isn't sure of all of his." or maybe "He's good at the short term, but he wishes he could find something that would hold him and never let go. He's hoping it won't be the dark."My two anima character?Current: "Some things may not normally go together, but don't tell him that. He thinks he's onto something."My Tao? "They say still waters run deep, but so do tidal waves." or maybe "He cooks as well as he fights, makes you wonder why he fights almost as much as he cooks."
>>49923696"Kid kept on running; through bullets, blades, and cyber-nightmares. Kid kept on running; from the dead, and the livin'."
"She has a big enough heart, but it eclipses her brain sometimes."Or"Makes wonder for all that big talk about killing and fighting, the way she's shaking makes you realize exactly how many real fights she's been in."
>>49923696>I wonder if he ever realized that for all the treasure he's collected and the adventures he's gone on, he really only cares about the town he left behind.
>>49923696"For a man always looking for the truth, and who can't say anything but the truth, he's sure gotten good at dancing around it."
>>49923696>"Kid's on her way down a dark path, 'least she can't say she's going down alone."
>>49923696That man wishes he could end conflicts with simple chatter and argumenst, but what does that tell of a person that makes drawing blood so darn easy?
>>49928544"Collectin' all that treasure never did fill the hole left by the one he walked away from."
>>49928639"Sometimes, he just sits, and watches the stars wondering if they could see what he's looking at. He always sits for a while longer after that."
>>49923696It's plain to see, that man cares about his dog more than he cares about any of his comrades. Or his family name, for that matter.
>>49928671>>49928639>>49928544This is actually really good.
>>49923696"The kids only got his life left to lose, to him that means nothin'."Or"Kid much prefers reapin' the harvest, others prefer he reap somethin' else."
>>49928671"Seen a man walkin' every road but the one home."
>Got a look in his eye like he knows somethin' you don't.>Don't care for that look much, least of all from a machine.
>>49928873>"Not that the Man didn't know the way back home, God knows how many times he wanted to take that familiar path back to his everything, but when you're exiled, you tend to stay out."
Fella's got a kindly heart. Shame 'bout that killer's mind.
>>49928329"She looks as if her eyes died yet the body kept on living."
>>49928969"He was always trippin' over every little stone in the road since he kept his eyes fixed on where he'd come from instead of where he was goin'."
>>49923696>"Sometimes, a man takes a fall. Sometimes, he don't realise he ever hit the ground."
>>49929606"The whole world had moved right along without him but he still didn't seem to get the message"'
>>49923696"Don't let the metal fool ya. She's soft, deep down. 'Course, soft don't break when you hit it, it bends outta shape. Bend it often enough and maybe it stops goin' back to how it was."
>>49929845This one's good too.
>>49929097"Those eyes weren't the eyes of some great ol' hero. Those were the eyes of somebody who wanted to run and hide under the sturdiest object they could see."
>>49929812"Might be he'd pick himself up outta the dirt if it weren't for his head callin' it kin."
>>49923696>"Kid's got a wild streak like nothin' else.">"Makes you wonder what's got him so mad.">"Easier bein' mad than thinkin' about why he's mad, though.">"And that ain't good for no-one. 'Specially not the Kid."
"There's even less honor among thieves these days than before, but nobody told him that. He's just as crazy as the folks he runs with for stickin' with it."
>>49929925>"Could be he's scared of lookin' up and seein' what he's lost."
"If the kid just spent less time looking at that pretty face of hers, he just might have seen the path she was leading him."
>Live as long as he has, you start seein' the same faces, hearin' the same news.>Loses track, some of the time. Ain't his fault the world ran circles round him.>The Man does the best he can, but he knows he don't belong.>But he still takes a second to smell the flowers, now and then.
>>>/v/355719139/v/ started their own thread.
"He's rubbed elbows with death long enough, the two are on a first name basis."
"555-3492. Mmmm. Just listen to that rich molasses."
>She'd think of her mother, when one more day of eternity seemed too much more to dream.>Wonderin' if she could have warned her, that there was no way to prepare for walking down the road to becomin' God.
>>49923696The thumbnail made me think this thread had something to do with Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets. I was disappointed.
>"There he sits in the streets, shivering and fearing the sister he never had."
>>49923696>Its small, and its cute. But it ain't human.>No human ever killed with the same dispassion as a street sweeper doin his rounds.>It dug its way up looking for treasure, and the only way it knew how was to kill. In that way, its a lot like the rest of us.
The kid's had it rough. Done things he shouldn't have and he knows it. Least he can do is help out the other little guys in the world.
The man's head's full of regret. Carries a lot of loss on those shoulders. Maker knows he should be crushed by it, but somehow he keeps on livin', perhaps in spite of himself. old guardsmen with a cape storing his dead wife ala transistor, oddly enoughnot actually in use, want to though if I find a campaign with a suitable atmosphere
Kid is the leader. He takes hits like no one's business. He staggered, fell, rose and kept on going. But that happened only once, foolish mistake. Already tried quitting once. But he didn't have it in him. Wife and kids were proud of him.He tried dying once. But that life he lead wasn't going to have none of that.But he had to keep going. His head rang with purpose. Justice. And he was only going to stop when he broke. Body or soul.
>>49923696"Despite all the preaching she does, she's the one who needs guidance the most.""Even with all the firepower in the world at her fingertips, nothin' can truly set her heart ablaze.""There are men Lady Luck blesses unfairly. This one wasted it all."
>Now here's a girl who left plenty of broken hearts behind. Strange how even now she's making herself a new one.>Boy only knows how to play with fire. He should know how badly he's going to get burned with this one.
>Kid threw everything away to do right by her. Never realised she'd gladly soiled her hand if it meant keepin' his clean. Hell, she already has.
>Gal's heart is in the right place, the company she keeps, that's another story.>She visits home when she can, thinks her parents worry too much>All she wanted was to be a teacher, never though she'd get caught up in this>Ever seen a ten foot dwarf, with an axe to match? Just ask.
>>49923696"Some men seemed born to fight. The Bear, whether he liked it or not, was one such fellow. I tell you, you can take the bear out the wild... well, I guess you know how the rest goes"
>>49923696>Even after being split shoulder to belly, it never occurred to the kid that he could just lay down and die. So he didn't.
>>49923696>somebody once told him the world was gonna roll him. Now, he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed...
>>49923696Kid keeps bad company, heart of gold surrounded by liars and thieves. Well, a man's gotta make a living, one way or another.
>>49923696"some people wear their emotions on their sleeve, she tattooed her envy on her back."
>>49923696>Kid ran away from all that meaningless fightin', hopin' to make some change. Wonder if he'd done more good at home, helpin' his brothers?
>>49923696>That lil' bird's seen the cage. Deep down he knows there 'aint never enough lead an' gunpowder to blast the thing open, but that 'aint gonna slow him down. Not one bit.
"Kid's always been loyal to those she traveled with. But hardship and no drink can change things sooner or later."
Kid's got nerves of steel. They start to rust when the armor comes off.
>"Been wanderin' so long he forgot what home means. Man just can't catch a break.">"Could map his journey from the scars on his back, if you liked.">"Every mark could tell a story. Ain't none of them got a happy ending.">"Thing is, betray a man enough times, he closes himself off. Builds a wall.">"He knows he ain't never gonna scale that wall. Built too high, too strong.">"Man keeps on wanderin', keeps on fightin'. All he's good for, now.">"And ain't that a damn shame."
This is actually a pretty good thought exercise to flesh out a character.
>>49923696"Man keeps soldierin' long enough, and he don't know nothin' but the smell of powder, and the scowl of tryin' to forget." "The solution to fightin' ain't more fightin', but it's the only solution he's got now, and he ain't got much time left to try an' change that."
>>49931545"That kid is a straight 10." "In looks?" "No, in stats!" "DOOOOHOHOHOHOHOHO!"
>>49934762"Everyone understands that all men do bad things. Good men understand you have to avoid bad things if you can. Great men understand that you gotta do bad things sometimes to protect the good in this world. This man understands you gotta live with the consequences of protecting the good ones every damn day. This man feels the weight of those bad things every time he lifts that rifle to protect the good things one more time."
"Betrayal's a hard thing to come back from 'fer most folks. Seems that's all the kid does nowadays."
Rucks is far too well written for me to emulate. Have a funny pic instead.
Previous Character: "He promised her when she gave him a new life that he'd always do the right thing. Couldn't of known then that right or wrong...there's always going to be bodies"Current:"Old man said he was sick of fighting when he quit. But he just wanted to die for something more than a rich mans god" "Settling down just wasn't gonna' happen. Too much damage, inside and out. But freedom to choose your own end is better than most get"
"Life can tear a man to shreds. All that fightin' the monsters outside an' inside. Betrayal. But he swore he'd fix it. He'd stop the bickerin' of those on high, he'd bring back the old days. He'd show them wrong. No matter the cost.But they talk 'bout fightin' monsters, that those who aren't careful are doomed to become them. He can't stop, afraid of what'll stare back in the mirror."
>>49923696>The Kid don't have such a good idea of how the world is>Just stands and stares for a while. Smellin' the roses.>Kid's in for a nasty surprise>Just gotta hope he don't take it too hard
>>49923696She's sweet, but where she is now, I wonder how long she can afford to be.
>>49923696Character A>That shield he carries ain't for him.>It weighs a lot more when he's alone>Used to not have one, but then that girl tagged along>Now he's gotta act like the father he isCharacter B>Names on a list. He remembers them all and cared for them all. Something he thinks his brother would never understand>Heavy weighs the crown, but he's not going to wear it longCharacter C>Fear makes men run, which explains why he's the fastest in this corner of the world>But that only speeds his passing. What drives him is greed.>No telling which of 'em is gonna catch him firstCharacter D>No need to keep your eyes no his hands. You ain't got nothing he wants that he could steal.>And what he does want from you he finds to be distasteful to steal from you>Maybe because somebody else stole it from him? Who knows.
>>49923696"Everyone's got a few demons to master. He's got an army of 'em, and he hates 'em all too."
Sometimes a clever word cuts better than a sword.Sword still works too, though.
>Girl's got a winner's smile. Keeps it on like a charm, sharp as her voice. Guess she's afraid of what will take it's place if she loses it.
"Girl plays and plays 'til her fingers bleed. That's when practice ends.""Playing for drunks and a meal ain't the best type of life. But she's learned to love it. The applause is the same, no matter if it comes from the governor or the town idiot.""Girl wants to live forever. You wouldn't guess it from how she works, that's for sure."
Way the kid sees it, he can either join his friends, or he can avenge them. Probably doesn't realize he'll end up doing both