Why I Needed to Create This Template
I don't know if i'm the only one who feels this way but NONE of the current templates people are using for their Sailor Senshi OCs seem to work for me!</b> All of my characters are created with an emphasis on their supernatural abilities and fighting styles. Most of the time, their universe and the overall story i've written has more of an impact on them than their personal likes and dislikes. There's a lot more to them than their favorite food or what they do in school, etc. So, I decided to make a new template, free for anyone who wants a nice write up for their Sailor Moon OC. It's based off of several different guides to character writing but specifically geared towards the development of Sailor Senshi. However, you could adapt the template to any character with super powers that you have.
Anyone who wants to use this template for any character has my permission to use it.
Here are examples of the template above fully filled out.mishihime.deviantart.com/art/S…mishihime.deviantart.com/art/S…
If you don't understand what you're supposed to write in some of the fields above consult this list.
The great thing about this template is that you can either list stuff or fully explain things using full sentences. It's very versatile.
People on Earth are typically called "homo sapiens" or "human". If your character is not human, partially human, animal, robotic, or some other kind of race entirely, what are they? What are they called? For example, if you were writing about Sailor Star Fighter you would list his species as Kinmoku.
The country or city your character is from. For example, if you were writing about Usagi Tsukino, you would list her nationality as "Japanese".
The racial background of your character. This might not be the same as their nationality. For instance, your character might be technically an American citizen but ethnically still have strong family ties in African, European, Hispanic or Native American culture. In the Sailor Moon universe the idea of heritage could expand out to a universal scale. Maybe your senshi is partially descended from the Moon Kingdom and partially from Kinmoku? The possibilities are endless.
List any tattoos, scars, birthmarks, planetary symbol or other unique marking features your character has.
Talk about your characters overall look and how other people perceive their physical image. Think about their build, stance, demeanor, etc. This is your area to talk about anything else that might be important that you didn't just list.
Personality - Sexuality:
Discuss gender identity, any romantic relationships this character may have, how they behave and view themselves sexually. Are they heterosexual, LGBT, or something else entirely? Do they have a current lover? Are they sexually active? A virgin? Are they even interested in dating?
Powers - Other Abilities:
Does your character have any other natural talents that you need to explain? This can be a species trait if they are not from earth or it can be a special power unique to them that otherwise would not be considered an attack.
Story - Setting:
The planet, time and place your character's story is located in. Explain how it fits (if it does at all) into the Sailor Moon canon timeline.
Story - Senshi Team:
List your character's allies. This can be specific senshi or a group. You can also link other profiles you have written or post thumbnails of other drawings you have of them.
What does "henshin" mean?
It is a romanization of the Japanese word 変身 which translates to "transformation" in English. It is used in mostly in anime, manga and Tokusatsu live action shows where the main character transforms into their superhero alter ego.
Where it says "Attack 1:" replace that with the attack name. Examples below.
"Moon Tiara Action: Sailor Moon removes her tiara. It transforms into a glowing boomerang of pure energy and then she throws it at the enemy.
Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss: Eternal Sailor Moon's Tiare extends, emitting a powerful holy burst of energy."
More Sailor Senshi OC Writing ToolsThe Mary Sue Test
- See if your character / story is original and not just a bad cliche.www.sailorpandora.com/marysue/…How to create your own otaku senshi
- A Place to store all the info about your characterscharahub.com