From zombie_dog and li_zhen. Looked like too much fun to pass up!
Step 1: List 10 of your characters.
Step 2: Answer these questions!
These are all characters played in some sort of realtime RP, be it tabletop, VT, LARP, or freeform, not characters from stories or novels. I randomized the list before answering the questions.
1. Caitlin "Seesy" Callahan a.k.a. Moira - Childer Sluagh dancer (Changeling: The Dreaming)
2. Elias Gray - Catholic werewolf (Blazing Rose)
3. Riya Deliani - enslaved race car driver (Burning Empires)
4. Dr. Ethan Barrister - evil, psychic history professor (Heroes Unlimited/Surlyverse)
5. Kathrri - Togorian slicer (Star Wars D6)
6. Christine Thakarr - studious Quarter-Dragon rune mage (BESM/The Age of Corporations)
7. Julius "Crusher" Bonchev - Longtooth Shifter Warlord, recent convert to Pelor (D&D 4e)*
8. Kali-ra - virtuous Feline swordswoman (Furcadia)
9. Adulath Caracai II - suave womanizing Scout (Amtgard)
10. Lyn Hawthorn - Human Rogue and freedom fighter (D&D 4e)
Four invites Three and Eight to dinner at their house. What happens?
Dr. Barrister sets a classy table in his little apartment--irritated though he is to have to clear his research materials away, he has entertained young ladies before. Kali arrives first, and makes polite conversation with the professor about his research and, to her pleasant surprise, a bit about swordplay as well (all the while being surreptitiously brain-scanned)... then Riya arrives on the scene in a screech of burning rubber. The atmosphere goes immediately to hell as Riya eats three times her share of the food, takes over the conversation with tales of the brutality of the racetrack and innuendo-laden stories of her relationship with her "boy at the top," and generally carries on. Kali-ra first grows silent, then sullen with hackles obviously raised, until she has to excuse herself before she draws steel or at least slaps the red-headed twit upside the head.
Barrister is amused. Mission accomplished.
Nine tries to get Five to go to a strip club. How?
"Come now, it will be a delight. I assure you, you've never seen girls like these."
"Rrrrr... I rreally don't have any interrest in naked humans. Especially naked female humans."
"You might be surprised... well. This is an evening of pleasure for me, I won't be going armed... you can be my bodyguard!"
"Oh, it's that kind of club, huh. Last time I went to a place like that, I got rrecruited for the underrground boxing cirrcuit."
"Bet that actually turned out pretty well for you, eh?"
"...I tended to win, yeah."
"See, nothing to worry about! Let's go, I don't want to miss a single inch of revelation."
You need to stay at a friend's house for the night. Who do you choose, One or Six?
Wow. Tough choice. I would love to revisit childhood by playing a few let's-pretend games with Seesy, and Christine would... probably be my type, to be honest. I'd go to Christine's, despite the risk of a limerent episode, just because Seesy's parents would probably frown on her having such an older guest.
Three falls in love with Six, Eight is jealous. What happens?
First of all, let me say: !!!!!
Christine wouldn't know what to make of Riya's no doubt uninhibited advances. Riya invites her out to watch a rival team's race; she innocently accepts, thinking it would be a well-needed break from her studies. While there, Riya has several drinks and gets her hands all over Christine, sultry invitations flowing fast and fierce. In some distress, Christine tries to sneak out of the racetrack on a bathroom-break excuse, but Riya follows her.
Outside, they encounter Kali-ra, sword drawn and eyes narrow, who challenges Riya to a duel of honor. Bloody catfighting ensues, during which Christine is finally clear-headed enough to draw a few runes and effect her escape.
Four jumps you in a dark alleyway. Who comes to your rescue, Ten, Two or Seven?
First off, if nobody were to rescue me from Barrister, I would be dead. Probably before I ever realized I was in danger. Mental stun + a bullet to the face, telekinetic hoist a few stories up and let gravity do the rest, a sabre to the kidneys... the evil Doctor's arsenal is myriad.
Lyn, Elias, and Julius would all be good choices and willing (funny that I get my pick of two werewolves), but I think Elias would be it. As a paranormal investigator, he's most likely to be on Barrister's case. Naive, straightforward Julius would never be able to track Barrister down, Lyn is a country girl without enough Streetwise to know Barrister's dark-alley wanderings, and neither he nor Lyn have enough Will defense to go toe-to-toe with him anyway.
One decides to start a cooking show. Fifteen minutes later, what is happening?
(Note that Seesy cannot speak above a whisper.)
"Okay! That's all hot and boiling and stuff, so now you put in the... what are these called again?... Leaky?... oh, leeks. Yeah, you throw those in. Now we... eep! That's not supposed to be doing that, yeah, we should get rid of the burning thing. Hmm? What? What do you mean, you're supposed to cut the leek up first?
"Phbbbbllt. You people don't know anything. I'll show you. Time to make my favorite: macaroni and cheese from the box! Yum!"
Three has to marry either Eight, Four or Nine. Whom do they choose?
Riya has to marry either Kali-ra, Dr. Barrister, or Adulath.
Well, no question; both Kali and Ethan would be too stodgy for Ms. Deliani. So Adulath it is. It would be a tempestuous marriage, to be sure, full of fights and probably several affairs on both sides. But no question, there'd be some smokin' passion! Bedtime is good times.
Seven kidnaps Two and demands something from Five for Two's release. What is it?
Julius kidnaps Elias and demands something from Kathrri...?
For plausibility, let's say this is backstory!Julius, bandit captain of the Dark Legion, for whom kidnapping wouldn't be out of the question. And Kathrri's main resource is information, due to her slicing abilities... perhaps Julius wants the ritual for exorcism of a lycanthropic spirit, which Elias has locked away on a computer somewhere and would never give up.
Everyone gangs up on Three, does Three have a chance in hell?
Can't blame them, given her escapades of the previous questions.
That said, I think not. If Riya had her car, she'd be unstoppable... until Lyn blows away the tires with a Cloud of Daggers, or Kathrri hacks the computer, or Ethan gets a sight-line into the cab and blasts her mind. Once dragged from her vehicle, Riya's modest self-defense skills and sidearm wouldn't be enough to keep her going for long.
Everyone is invited to Two and Ten's wedding, except for Eight. How do they react?
Elias and Lyn get hitched! I guess Elias got over his thing for Alexandra Archer, and didn't join the priesthood after all. But... it'd surely be a Catholic wedding, and then not to invite Kali-ra? She'd be so, so deeply hurt. She wouldn't do anything about it, but she would never speak with either of them again.
Why is Six afraid of Seven?
Christine and Julius had a conversation. She was kinda bemused by his religious natterings, but he was a nice enough fellow. ...Then a fight broke out nearby, as sometimes happens in New Washington, and Julius got hurt. He then proceeded to hulk out into some kind of wolf-man, his benevolent demeanor vanished in favor of bloodthirst and intimidation.
She doesn't know what the hell he is, and would rather not find out.
One arrives late for Two and Ten's wedding. What happens and why were they late?
"Seesy! You were supposed to be here half an hour ago! You're the flower girl, how could you do that?"
"Like you said, I'm the flower girl! I just couldn't find the right flowers. Ones that everyone could see, anyway..."
"Seesy, you do know we already had some flowers ready, to give you to carry?"
Five and Nine get roaring drunk and end up in your house. What happens?
Kathrri has been away from her homeworld, and her mate there, for a very long time. Adulath will do anything on two legs. They're both drunk out of their minds.
...I push the foldout couch into the living room (which is really the only room large enough for Kathrri to begin with), close the door to my own room, and try desperately to get to sleep over the noise and the worries that I'm going to be evicted.
Nine murders Two's best friend. What does Two do to get back at them?
Somehow, Adulath manages to murder one of the members of Archer Investigations... maybe Alexandra herself. Over the next week, he keeps catching glimpses of a prowling lupine figure with menace in its eyes. For all Adulath's hunting and tracking skills, it will not allow him to turn the tables on this hunter: at that week's end, he lies disemboweled in the woods.
Six and One are in mortal danger, only one of them can survive. Does Six save herself or One?
Christine and Seesy... oh dear. I think Christine would like the young girl too much to be able to sacrifice her. It would be one of those thriller movie scenes where the tearful Christine tells Seesy that she has to be strong and go on ahead to get out alive, that Christine knows lots of magic and will be OK, even when both of them know it's not true.
Two and Three go camping. For some reason they forget to bring any food. What do they do?
Elias takes wolf form and fills his own belly in the woods somewhere. Riya's a little more at a loss, but she used to be a scavenging little gutter-snipe, so she's got some foraging skills. Her stomach would still be growling the first night, though, and she'd testily ask Elias to share next time... after which point they'd do just fine.
Characters I kinda wanted to use but didn't make the cut:
Justiniel - tinkerer Elohite of Lightning (In Nomine)
Marcus Yves - Elven sword-dancer (BESM)
Garan, the Coral Prophet - Twilight Caste thaumaturge (Exalted)
Kassra Serashin - vengeful Dragonborn Ranger (D&D 4e)
Tani Argonne - Feline soldier-scholar (Furcadia)
Kitty Minx - Cat Burglar Extraordinaire (Spirit of the Century)
Tetsu - angry, scrappy kid (Burning Wheel: The Blossoms Are Falling)
This is an extraordinarily fun meme, and I highly recommend it to anyone who's RPed enough to have a bank of ten or more characters!
*To cornerrider et al. familiar with the online Allandria D&D game, this is a different incarnation of the character. He's one of my reusable archetypes, but don't expect his personality as described here to line up with the NPC in that game. ;)