So, often, we want to design characters that people like, or characters that they see as cute, cool, or otherwise good. But sometimes you’ve just got to have a character that evokes a negative reaction from others, and not just because they’re poorly written or such.
I’ve actually got two right now.
Terron. He’s a narcoleptic necromancer who values beauty to the point of killing people and stitching parts of them together in a more visually pleasing way. He’s very nonchalant about it, but his M.O. isn’t “kill everybody kill everything make it all pretty.” He got into the trade after his lover died, and seeks to make her a new body that’s worthy of her. So if you see him eyeing your hair, your skin, your hands, then you can be sure what he’s thinking of. I think what really throws people off is that he seems like just a tired, sad, polite guy when he’s not working on things. Anyways, I’ve haqd several people in my roleplay community tell me he’s creepy, weird, or unnerving. I’ve had it to the point where those people’s characters who might normally enjoy Terron’s company act against their nature. And those people aren’t bad roleplayers!
My second one is Dissona Tevelia. This one is more complicated. She’s a stubborn, headstrong scientist who fuses her at-times questionable magic rituals with technology. She recently stirred up an argument in-rp because she’s been using technology to force the souls of her dead scientist friends to give her their ideas. So now people think she’s bad. But they still respect her, and make jokes about the character.
So, link me any characters you’ve got that are like this!