As the title says, name your favorite OCs and put them in the spotlight! Explain why these characters appeal to you and what you think makes them stand out.
To start things off, here are three of mine (listed in descending order of favoritism):
#4: Lian Griever
Although not as prominent as many other characters, I particularly enjoy writing Lian’s pretentious, smartass dialogue (a couple of his lines are among my favorite in the book). In spite of his normally unrepentant demeanor, Lian does have good intentions and is more than willing to put himself in harm’s way for his companions, which I also enjoy about his character.
#3: Regnal, the “Ideal God”
Among all of the antagonists of my novel, Regnal will probably be the most iconic one. As a naturally formless (but not mindless) entity that wishes to embody everything that has or will exist, along with every identity other than its own, Regnal is one of my favorites for paralleling the existence of my MC and encompassing my book’s general theme of existentialism alongside her quite well. I enjoy writing his polite yet passive-aggressive dialogue, and his quotable lines are my favorite by far.
#2: Astot, the “Herald of a New Era”
Despite his role as a prominent antagonist, Astot is benevolent and cares deeply for the wellbeing and freedom of his subordinates. Astot simply wishes to discover his “creator” (who was actually the author of the fable that inspired him to find some greater meaning to the existence of his race) before ending his eternal life; his methods of doing so are what put him at odds with my main protagonist. Although his group is hugely responsible for driving humanity to nigh-extinction, Astot does not hate humans and merely sees them as a means to an end. In short, the reason I like Astot is because I feel he stands out so much as an antagonist.
#1: Reveren Beta
An android modeled after a little girl. Although I enjoy writing her nonchalantly playful dialogue and interactions with more emotional characters, I think I favor Reveren simply because of what she is: a clever, funny, and straightforward child android who approaches her objective very professionally.