The Daily Grind: What MMO characters have you unexpectedly loved?

    
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Where the 'hood at.

I made my Crab Spider in City of Heroes primarily because I wanted to have someone as a spider. My character concept for her was sort of ridiculous. I did not think that she’d become my main character, have an immensely satisfying roleplaying arc, and wind up being a character I look upon with great fondness. But that’s exactly what happened, and I could still probably write a whole column about Rubi Sloane and her path from Arachnos to Longbow.

She’s hardly the only character, though. From my Shaman in World of Warcraft to my Smuggler in Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’ve made a lot of characters whom I expected to not care about but wound up loving. What about you? What characters have you made that you found yourself unexpectedly fond of?

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melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

i’m pretty consistently a ‘light side’ player but I have to admit I enjoyed my Sith in SWTOR.   I think partially due to the brit accent.
I think it’s funny that the Rebel Alliance are pretty much always americans and the Empire are always brits hehe.

StClair
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StClair

Shienne One of the defining moments for my own blood elf mage was during a quest for a class robe, one of the components for which was hair from a couple of dryads.  Who immediately aggro(ed) on her, of course.  No way to just ask them for it or anything.
I had a clear image of her kneeling on the mossy ground with the head of one of these beautiful creatures (body now burned and broken by her magic) in her lap, tears streaming down her face as she clumsily shaved away the long green hair with her dagger, asking the corpse why they made her do that… sobbing with regret, but never considering that just maybe it was her own choice to do such things (to feed her addiction, or just for a stylish new robe).

StClair
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StClair

Scarlet Shocker Huntsmen represent.  *fistbump*

I had one myself.  He was a short-time Army vet and petty criminal (before and after) who got broken out of the Zig along with a few “Destined” they were really after, and given the usual choice – join up or get sent to the pit mine in Sharks.  Turns out he made a pretty good spider-goon, especially since Arachnos tolerates a certain amount of corruption and backstabbing in the ranks.  And he was a great utility player, both mechanically (them team buffs) and because I could justify him being assigned to work with anyone, whether other spiders or the freakiest of the costume freaks.

StClair
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StClair

MewmewGirl As someone who’s prone to this myself, I feel compelled to speak as devil’s advocate:

Nothing lasts – not you, not I, not friends, nor these ephemeral figments.  That is the way of this mortal world.  Never giving, never living, never loving because of that, means never having those things at all.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

SuppliesATK Cyroselle Ha! :P

MewmewGirl
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MewmewGirl

I honestly try not to love any of them too much.  I used to put too much love onto my game characters, and then inevitably games end up going away in time.  I know that no game world is permanent, they are all going to be gone in time, so I try not to put too much love and caring into them, despite liking a lot of them and having a lot of fun playing games.  I experience enough loss in real life over people and things dying and going away :/  I don’t really want to put too much attachment into a game character.  

I really do enjoy making them in games that give us a lot of character creation tools to fool with though, and am proud of my creations.  I like to make “cute” characters, and am especially good at using character creators to make my characters look realistically younger.  I see it done wrong a lot so that helps me feel even better about my creations :D

ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

AlisonWonderland ProfessionalNoob Cheesy Grits was awesome!

MageInquisitor
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MageInquisitor

My Guild Wars 2 sylvari necromancer, Rozália. In any other game, especially those that utilize the holy trinity (tank, healer, dps), I would generally role heavily-armored melee DPS/healing hybrids (shaman from WOW for example). But GW2 abandoned the holy trinity, so I ended up making 3 characters (one soldier, one adventure, one scholar), just to get a feel for how different professions work.

To my surprise, I found the necromancer the most fun class to play. I mostly solo PVE content (haven’t tried pvp or dungeons/fractals yet) but for now,  I am happy with how the necro fights. Also, of all of my GW2 characters, my necro is the best designed. I may change hairstyles every so often, but for the most part, I am pleased with her concept.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Loved my level 9 skald in DAoC. Loved the name:Mezzerschmitt.Loved the little world he patrolled:Lions Den.Loved our guild name:Nein, so fitting for the level restricted BG and the Norse alignment .It was paradise until they paved paradise and put up an insta level 20 option for players and effectively bypassed this corner of DAoC. It was pure distilled rvr and I still pine for those old glory days…

Robenix
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Robenix

And for those curious to see him, here he is. Couldn’t upload earlier because of my last post being sent from mobile.