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I'm currently writing a zombie survival book, and looking for ideas for a group that the protagonist joins! If anyone has any ideas for a character that my protagonist can join up with post them here! Any ideas I use I will accredit you in my novel (if published, or made into a blog ect.).

Here is what i'm looking for:

1. Name of your character(s)
2. Back story
3. General description of the character (age, race, eye color, hair color etc)
4. Attitude (are they hopeful? desperate? suicidal?)
5. Any other information you deem useful

I encourage couples, brothers, sisters, family. I'm trying to get a diverse group of people that will cause conflict with each other. Normal everyday people, no Rambos.

If I like your idea I will PM you with more details.

Thanks in advanced!

Check out the first couple chapters in my signature. The final book will be linear and on paper.

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  • 1. Trent Thornes
    2. Trent grew up In a house which loved him, He had 2 brothers and a sister. One day prior to the outbreak, Trent went fishing. He had a cottage nearby and needed to relax. He came back the first day of the outbreak. Whilst driving he didn't look clear on the road and bumped on something. He went outside of his car and saw a corpse. Immediately he called the police, Nobody answered. he went fast as lighting back to his house, And just as he entered it... He saw the worst. He saw His family laying everywhere in the house, With pools of blood around them. he thought his house was mugged, And started yelling and crying because he wasn't there for them. Minutes later He saw people entering his house, Walking abnormally and looked like they were dead. He didn't believe it and just ran for his life, Taking his truck and driving to the middle of nowhere. He was feeling broken by what happened, And didn't ever want to think about it again.
    3. Age: 34; Race: Caucasian; Hair Color: Brown-ish; Eye Color; Brown-ish, Once more; He is tall; He's partially-strong, Not very weak yet not very strong.
    4. He is very helpful and quite friendly, Sometimes he's aggressive, But when that happens he can be a walking nightmare. He is patient, And doesn't trust everyone, Yet he is almost always honest. He dislikes people who brag a lot and who think they are the best. He's social, But doesn't like people who never stop babbling. Oh and he's a bit sensitive, Especially talking about his family.
    5. He's a great survivor, And can keep the group safe from walkers, And maybe even from the living. He's a natural leader, But if he isn't one, He'd probably do extra work to become one. He was in the military, I forgot to mention. So he knows how to handle a gun or two, Heh.

  • 1. Name: Katrina Rosenberg
    2. Back story: Katrina lived the live of a normal teenager, hanging around with friends, going to school and taking care of her baby brother Jake. She also used to watch zombie movies on her free time, so she knows a bit about zombies and their behavior. But the zombie apocalypse destroyed everything she had, her family, her friends and her normal live. Right now, she only has Jake, and the five months old baby is the only thing that keeps her going.
    3. General description of the character (age, race, eye color, hair color etc): She has long straight black hair tied up in a ponytail, she's 16, her eye color is navy blue and she's Caucasian. She also has a need to wear glasses.
    4. Attitude (are they hopeful? desperate? suicidal?): In the outside Katrina is a well-meaning, trustyworthy and a bit sarcastic young girl. But on the inside, she's a depressed person, trying her best to not make guilt and fear of losing Jake overwhelm her. She's pretty protective of her brother, and she will do anyting to protect him. During the beginning, she's hopeful that the government or anyone will sort out the zombie mess, but as times comes, she has a more bleak, hopeless view of the world, but she tries her best to find hope and happiness in the little things, especially Jake.
    5. Any other information you deem useful: Will there be zombie fiction existing in your book? Because since I mentioned that she watched zombie movies, I'm not sure if it exists in your book.

  • I hope that my character isn't too similar to SkyPrincess's, I did not read her sheet. But as far as I know, I created this character in my mind, and she's totally original (or at least that's what I think)

  • Name: Daisy Hughes

    Back Story: A devoted Christian, Daisy grew up in a higher class environment, surrounded by fellow religious peers and living her life in the name of God. Daisy was a pure and innocent soul coming from a healthy and privileged upbringing, devoted to the teachings of Christianity she knew only one way of life. Once the dead began rising Daisy initially shrugged off the events as a publicity scam, she continued with her daily routines, intentionally oblivious to the tradegy occurring all around her.

    Her boyfriend fell critically ill after receiving a bite in a scuffle with an unknown man, Daisy once again dismissed the incident and assumed the attack was the result off an attempted mugging, it wasn't until her boyfriend passed away that Daisy began questioning God's plans. Moments later sitting beside her boyfriend she broke down. Daisy prayed to God to bring her boyfriend back, when he rose before her very eyes, what she saw tore her apart. He was distant, unaware, and breathing heavily, only capable of uttering pained groans. Without thinking, Daisy reached out, not sure what to expect, her boyfriend lunged at her, easily knocking her to the floor. Daisy managing to escape, locked the door and finally allowed herself to open her eyes to the world.

    Days later, with her new found knowledge and with the stress hitting her hard Daisy fell into a deep depression upon hearing of the deaths of her remaining family, all due somewhat to the bites suffered from other victims. Feeling betrayed by God and losing the faith she had worked her entire life to build, Daisy attempted to take her own life, failing however she continued her plunge. Daisy (in her delusional state), had a dream, she relived the night her mother died in hospital, Daisy was standing beside her and her mother tells her that she will live on through Daisy, and no matter how difficult live seems, to fight on and make her proud. Daisy awakens, convinced that she has been given a second chance, to help those around her, to protect the living and put to rest the dead. Daisy slowly builds herself back up, and tries to come to terms with what she now knows and what she thought she knew.

    Daisy sets out to find other survivors, but before that, she gives herself the task of ending her boyfriends suffering, she takes a kitchen knife to his skull and places her bible beside him, vowing to make reality of "God's work", Daisy packs together her essentials and begins her search.

    Description: Daisy has shoulder length hair, naturally curly and and a naturall brunette, she is 26 years old, has green eyes and is Caucasian. She is also approximately 120 pounds and 5'9 tall.

    Attitude: At a young age, Daisy was naive, pure but single minded, now having experienced the tradegy of a ZA up close, she has become aware, she allows herself to gain a better understanding of things and has a much more open approach to situations. She uses her mothers dying words as motivation and a constant reminder that she is strong willed (As shown by her re-emergence from depression).

    Other Info: She wears a bracelet given to her by her father who promised it would protect her, and likes to count the stars at night time as she feels it brings her closer to her mother.

  • Name: Richard Sawyer & Travis Sloat

    Backstory: Richard was in his UGA (If you're putting the setting in the southeast)dorm room with his friend Travis, watching a football game. The outbreak started an hour ago without them knowing, and reached the college twenty minutes ago. Ten minutes after the outbreak reaches the college, a scream comes from a nearby dorm. The two then sit up, paralyzed. When the Georgia Bulldog's make a touchdown, they both are diverted to the screen again as they stand up and cheer. Another scream comes from the girl outside. Another. Then three people are heard in the commotion. Glass breaks out of the dorm. The girl is then crying parts of the bible. The three others outside freak out and call for help. Travis gets up to look out the door and sees three walkers attacking pupils in the hallway. On of them steps out of the girl's dorm room and goes towards the guys's door. Travis yells and turns off the television. He warns Richard to get under the bed. Richard does as told. Travis hides next to the door, waiting to be concealed by it. A teacher comes in to evacuate them, and falls to the ground by a zombie lunging on him. The room is now in darkness. A zombie walks around the dorm, with Travis behind a door, and Richard under a bed. Travis's shoes squeak, and a short series of events, fights, and jumping out windows lead up to Richard and Travis driving a pick-up down the dark road. Richard looks down at his wrist. There's blood. Is it a bite, or just a scratch? I'll let you decide.

    Appearance:
    -Richard: 18 years old. Brown short curly hair. Caucasian. Wears a beige polo shirt and jeans on the night of the incident. Round face.
    -Travis: 18 years old. Black wavy hair short hair. Caucasian. Wears a white sweater and orange winter vest with jeans on night of the incident. Heart-shaped face.

    Personality:
    -Richard: Loud & Paranoid. Much like Ben Paul, as he sometimes makes horrible decisions. Usually backs off in arguments or trouble. Scared of death. Nauseated by blood.
    -Travis: Quick-thinking person. Sometimes confidence can get the best of him. Excels in technology (took a class at UGA). Protects friends from walkers. Usually will over-react to a decision he doesn't like.

    Do you like it? (Just read Sodawasser's description of Henry Johnson. Travis would hate this guy.)

  • Name of the Character: Dr. Barbara Tway

    Back story: A divorced OB/GYN in her mid-50s, Barbara is a cancer survivor and was a guest lecturer at Duke when the outbreak hit. Due to her rigorous chemo, she has not been practicing for the past few years due to the stress. However, she is relatively healthy and quite active, as her cancer diagnosis inspired her to view life differently and start exercising. Her ex-husband is an endocrinologist out in St. Louis, and her daughter is a political science major at McGill and is safe - Barbara hopes - up in the chilly Montreal weather.

    General Description: Barbara is very tall, right around 1.88m or 6ft, and has short blonde hair, kept in a thick bob. She normally wears glasses for her nearsightedness (especially when trying to read or make out figures in the distance) but can get by without them, resulting in her straining her gray eyes quite often. Also, Barbara is very pale, but shields her skin obsessively, as her sister died after a late diagnosis of skin cancer. Barbara is quite pretty, but has a few frown lines, most of which are hidden by a bloody baseball cap and Duke hoodie, both stolen from the campus gift shop during her escape.

    Attitude: Typically calm and easy-going, Barbara is quick to analyze a situation and provide her opinion. She is able to diffuse the tension in most situations, but - when worst comes to worst - will side with the person she knows the most and has helped her out in the past. Unfortunately, Barbara is often quite depressed, and is hesitant to share her feelings with others. Also, she is afraid of being alone and does not want to split off from the group. Still, she is very useful due her extensive medical knowledge and isn't afraid of a little (or a lot of) blood.

    Additional info: Barbara is a vegetarian, but is starting to realize that her diet of choice isn't very realistic in this new world of "walkers." Also, she is pretty good with directions, and knows how to get from major city to city in the South. Barbara meets up with the group wielding some hand tools and a hunting rifle with ammo, having recently lost the company of two graduate students heading towards Atlanta to check on friends and family around Emory.

  • @anseladamsfan said: She normally wears glasses for her nearsightedness (especially when trying to read or make out figures in the distance) but can get by without them, resulting in her straining her gray eyes quite often.

    I feel like her glasses falling and breaking, making her have to look at a silhouette walking towards her in the distance would make an awesome scene.

  • Damon Morris, an English student studying abroad.
    He is a nice guy, good survival skills. 5"11 and has a brown mop on top. White. 18 years old.
    Reluctant to kill unless neccesary.
    He lacks confidence yet is good organisationally.
    In the moment you least expect it he can rescue a group or indulividual with an ability to read the world and scenarios.

  • 1. Name of your character: Grey Ardict
    2. Back story Grey grew up in the country. His family was poor and did anything for a bit of money. Grey was home schooled until the age of 17. When he went to school he was a social outcast. He never had any social skills, never kissed a girl. His academic marks were really good for a home-schooled. He is what the kids called a 'typical nerd'. After school he became a journalist for crimes, like murder, grand theft auto ect. His family is pretty big. A mother, a father which always fought, and 4 siblings. His eldest brother, Benjamin, was the popular one is school and did horrors to Grey's self-esteem. The 2 younger siblings, were two twin girls. Usually keeping to themselves. One night his dad was physically abusing Grey's Mother. Benjamin stepped in but it got out of hand when his dad took out a knife and slit Grey's mother's throat. Benjamin went into a rage, and took his father's gold club and bashed his head in. The twins saw this and went to Grey, which in response, called the police. Because Grey was a journalist, he was not only a witness of the crime, but also had to do a story on it. Grey told what he saw and Benjamin was sentenced to life. When Grey visited Benjamin in jail a few months later to say sorry, Benjamin grabbed his throat trough the and strangled him. The guard leaped into action, but when they pried Grey away from Benjamin, he ripped his ear off. This caused Grey to not only lose hearing in his right ear, but also lost all his trust in everyone.
    3. General description of the character (age, race, eye color, hair color etc)
    Grey is now 23 year old, white american, deep blue eyes, dark hazel blonde hair, and has a below average height. What he lack in physical strength he makes up for in thinking fast, and easily coming up with logical and practical solution.
    4. Attitude (are they hopeful? desperate? suicidal?) Grey is a introvert. He has lost his ability to trust anyone, and tries to avoid being friends. This doesn't mean he avoids people. He will go out of his way to try to help people, and then just go. He doesn't mind to let people speak their mind to him, they can tell him their problems and hell take their secrets to the grave. He doesn't trust people, but he is very trustworthy, if you can get to know him.
    5. Any other information you deem useful
    His 2 sisters left to live somewhere else. Grey still wants to find them.

    I really hope this will help, I'm actually also writing a book (but a sci-fi).

  • NAME:Tyrese Jackson

    BACKSTORY:Tyrese worked as a pharmacist and was well known around his local area,he had two twin daughters who were named Alisha and Briony,he also had a wonderful wife named Jacqui.He was closing the shop one night when a sick looking man walked up to him outside the store and collapsed in front of him,Tyrese being the type of man he was attempted to help the man,he seemed to be keeping a steady pulse for the moment,until his pulse sped up and then...stopped,suddenly,the man pounced at Tyrese knocking him over,Tyrese felt helpless.BLAM!Tyrese shoved the body over and stood up dusting himself off as he thanked his savior.As payment Tyrese let the stranger in his car and offered to take the person with him to his house and collect his family (you can decide wether the person decides to go or not and you can make them apart of the group,though you can make the details if you want,if not ask me.)Tyrese (and his savior if taken)get to his house and pack all the supplies in his RV, (yes he owns and RV)he also takes the fuel from his car aswell.I will let you decide what happens next.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:AGE:36 ETHNICITY:African-American HAIR COLOUR:Black EYE COLOUR:Hazel HEIGHT:Tall BUILD:Muscular (the reason he couldn't get the zombie off was because it was bery unexpected.)

    ATTITUDE:Generally nice,if forced or if needed he can be pragmatic about things,natural leader (I had an idea of say your character was the leader,he would be a loyal friend and would assist you in decision making,and he could take over for you as leader of the group.),loyal friend,

    OTHER THINGS:I had an idea he could lose his wife and have to look out for both his daughters alone.He could come in handy getting medical supplies from his store.

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