The Art of Characters: Protagonists

A friend of mine is doing a block linkup thing. The Art of Characters: Protagonists

This is Krys from my space opera, currently named “Voyages” for lack of a better name. (I think this picture counts for at least two pieces.)

As you can tell, she’s a cyborg. Her hand has retractable claws, the same as her foot. Since the person who made her cybernetics wasn’t human, he didn’t see the reason for a pinky finger or toe. The one to the right is her aunt.

Not the greatest lineup but it roughly shows Krys’s size in comparison to the other characters and species in her story world. (Reva, the Human on the far right, may be a bit small.)

The Questions:

1.) What does your character’s eye, skin, and hair color tell about him/her?

Krys has green eyes and red hair, the most common eye and hair color for her race of Humans. Her skin is light. The rest of her family has the same eye and hair colors. Her hair is short due to the incident that made her a cyborg.

2.) What does your character’s hairstyle tell about him/her?

Before the incident that turned her into a cyborg, she had long hair. Since it made her look younger, people would likely assume she wasn’t a threat. This worked to her advantage since she and her dad were both bounty hunters. Now, her hair is short due to her long hair being burned off.

3.) What does your character’s default outfit tell about him/her?

Well, I’m not much of a clothing stylist, so it doesn’t say much. Krys normally wears simple clothing that won’t stick out and also won’t get in the way.

4.) Does he/she have an object(s) he/she carries around a lot?

Yes, her stunner pistol and an infosheet, which is basically like an iPad that can be folded. She’d also carry a bag with medical supplies, handcuffs, coin, and maybe a snack or two.

5.) Does he/she have any particular scars or birthmarks?

After the incident, she lost half her face, a leg and an arm, so I’d say yes.

6.) Does he/she have any piercings or tattoos?


7.) How does he/she carry themselves? Shoulders back? Eye contact? Eyes down? Slumped shoulders?

She normally keeps her eyes moving, examining everything around her. She’s a hunter, so it’s her job to find criminals. She normally tries not to make eye contact, especially with potential targets. If she’s trying to avoid notice, she’s have slumped shoulders. If she’s around friends, she’d stand straighter and make eye contact more often.

8.) What is his/her default expression? Smiling? Frowning? Solemn?

I’ve always been bad about expressions, but she’d most likely have a blank one. She doesn’t want to attract attention.

9.) Does he/she wear make-up or face paint?

No. She and her dad were pretty low income and didn’t have money to spend on that sort of thing.

10.) Does his/her physical appearance change at any time? For example: If they have a power do their eyes glow or hair turn blue?

Not really, unless you count getting turned into a cyborg.


About Jessi L. Roberts

I live and work on my family’s cattle ranch in eastern Montana. I have a flock of chickens, a hyper golden retriever, some cows, and a few horses. I enjoy fantasy and science fiction and my head is full of wild sci-fi story ideas, some involving apocalypses and others involving aliens. I have been published twice in Havok Magazine, an imprint of Splickity.
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3 Responses to The Art of Characters: Protagonists

  1. ladyelasa says:

    She sounds interesting! The hair getting burned off is neat for an origin. Thanks for participating!

    Stori Tori’s Blog

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks! I think you’re the first person to comment on my blog. 😀


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