My 10 Favorite Characters that I've Played
10. Virosh, The Dark Runner (Forgotten Realms, D&D) - He was half-drow. He was invisible if he was in total darkness. He hated mindflayers. He was built around a prestige class that specialized in fighting mindflayers and lots of D&D cliches. Of the D&D characters I've played, he is one of the few I remember the name of.
9. Atticus, The Paralegal Vampire (World of Darkness) - He was an experiment gone wrong. I made a surly unethical vampire for a tabletop game because I was sick of making characters. The other characters didn't like him.The other players didn't like him. The GM didn't like him. After the character was hunted, crucified, burned, drowned, left for dead, shot in the head twice, died, became a ghost, got absorbed by a demon, I finally got the hint.
8. James Cabot, The Mad Scientist (Deadlands) - A Deadlands Mad Scientist is all about exploding dynamite and burning ghost rock, and James made use of both. He raised zombies, accidentally blew up his allies, and brokered deal with Manitou all with a polite smile. I got to be creative with this character's inventions and crazy theories.
7. Dexter Finn, The Prankster (Infinite Worlds) - I spent points on this character to make him from a backwoods alternate reality just for the jokes. He was remarkably competent and focused when there wasn't a mammoth skull fertility charm to prank with. He was outgoing and impulsive and very different from me which was interesting to play.
6. Justin, The Ritemaster (World of Darkness) - After Atticus died, I needed a new character, and Justin was the one. The game ended shortly after, but even the few sessions with him were a lot of fun. I only wish I had had more time playing him.
5. Margrave, The Dark Trader (Ultima Online) - I created Margrave as a foil to my good paladin Athenat, but she ended up more famous than Ath, mostly because she became a foil for a lot of other players' characters. She was mortal, and in the end, Galen killed her after several years of rivalry.
4. Kahler Sarka, The Poet Outcast (Trystell) - My current GM has a great idea of giving points for a weekly character journal, and I had a ton of fun writing the poems for this character's journal. It was fun playing the "monster" who other people were trying to hack apart for his magic.
3. Landicine, The Rogue (Ultima Online) - She wasn't as clear cut as Athenat or Margrave. Closer to good than to evil, she was willing to spy, snoop, borrow, beg, and unlock as long as it kept her friends safe. Because she had barely any combat skill in combat-focused UO, I have to be creative with her all the time.
2. Athenat, The Paladin Judge (Ultima Online) - Athenat was my first UO character. She has been a knight, a paladin, a warrior, an explorer, a judge, a prisoner, a ghost, a tailor, and a leader. She was also a bit cliche, but I ask forgiveness since she was my first character and roleplay experience. I learned a lot about myself playing this character. My wife jokes that she married Ath as much as she married me.
1. Malachi, The Wired (Shadowrun) - I can't think about Shadowrun without thinking about my favorite character. He was competent, charismatic, and a team-player. I actually brought him back when I ran a Shadowrun campaign as an NPC, using his middle name Grimm.
Favorite of Other People's Characters (in no particular order):
The Professor (Shadowrun)
Leaping Coyote (Deadlands)
Hope Adams (Infinite Worlds)
Nicky Palmeretti (Infinite Worlds)
Aesri Adai (Trystell)
Alejandro Moreno (Werewolf)
Grug (Ultima Online)