To create a character, type their name into the "New Character" box in the sidebar and click the button. The template will be there for you. However, make sure you're a member of this wiki first. Click the "Join this Wiki" link at the top right. The password can be found in the #origins-ooc chat topic. Once that's all handled, you're good to go! Feel free to use the site as a sandbox.

For information on how your character is approved, and what sort of stuff you need to include, check out the Character Approval Guide. It gives a thorough rundown of what needs to be included and the general sort of stuff GMs are looking for in a new character.

A few additional notes:

All characters must be original: Pretty straightforward. Unless you're Clef, don't make Dr. Clef or any wacky ex-GOC perverts who blow things up. Don't play a humanoid SCP unless you wrote it (and even if you did, you are encouraged to play someone else). Porting a character from another RP is not allowed.

Know the setting: This takes place in 1958 (as it will note further down the date is present time but 59 years in the past), in a predominantly American facility in Italy. The two recent wars have created a large, restless population of veterans and other military personnel. The Cold War is brewing a massive international intelligence community. Any characters from behind the Iron Curtain would likely be defectors, and there aren't many of those. Also, do note that all new characters are at least somewhat aware of the anomalous - everyone is briefed on the general nature of the world and the Foundation prior to joining up.

Anomalous Characters: Anomalous character creation rules can be found in the Game Mechanics page. Be aware though, that since the Foundation is in the business of containing anomalies and would deeply prefer them to be contained instead of walking free (even under the employment of the Foundation) there is a cap for the number of anomalous characters that can be in play at one time. This cap is generally a 1/4 ratio of anomalous to non-anomalous, but can change and it is ultimately held up to GM discretion for when the cap has been reached. Please check with a GM before you start writing an anomalous character and do note that we do not allow players who are first joining to write an anomalous character as their first character. First-time players, please make a non-anomalous character, and get them through the hardapproval stage before trying to write an anomalous one, otherwise the anomalous character will not be approved.

Show, don't tell: It's one thing to say that Jimmy loves animals, it's another to say he used to volunteer for the Humane Society. It's one thing to say that Anna is fun to be around, it's another to say that she's the type to organize little skits for her friends in her spare time. A person is best defined by the actions they take, so when thinking of ways to describe your character, describe their actions.

Fun stuff: Get creative! Character photos, drawings, soundtracks, favorite recipes, diary entries, all that good stuff lets us get to know your character better. Putting a general description of your character's habits and personality isn't a bad idea either, especially if you're a stickler for continuity.

Import Characters: Sadly, Origins is not accepting import characters at this time. You may create new characters heavily based on old ones, but you may not copy an old character's history and personality down to a "T". In addition, old character histories do not apply in Origins. It must be an original creation.

Please check with a GM before adding to this list.

Active Character List

Please use the formatting given on this table and keep the list alphabetical going by first names. To link a character, please use [[[character:Character Name]]] as syntax.
Character Name Player Role Approval
Aaron Brooks madness_ Security Soft
Ade Heathfield Aiden Eldritch Superstitious Cryptographer Soft
Ailana Venetia dragonwielder Concealment specialist Soft
Dr. Alice Szeto Sax Pharmacologist Hard
Amadeo Ruzzier DSJ Security Hard
Amelie Zelinka Nemi Medical Assistant Hard
Artyom Elkin DiePotato Wetworker Hard
Beckett Langford Positronium Neurologist Soft
Cait Ashland* Nemi Haemoturge Hard
Carson Baroque dragonwielder Combat Medic Hard
Cassidy Carpenter Charlotte Engineer/Architect Soft
Charles Esposito Don1Charles Field Agent/Data collector Hard
Chistoff Renkov SpookyBee Wasteland Scrapmaster Hard
Chuck Jefferson Lily Explorer Hard
Cyrus Black Justin_D Security Operation Agent Soft
Dana Cain Talonair General Recovery Agent Hard
Donovan Styles Glorpman Engineer Soft
Edith Moreau Lily Sabouteur Soft
Elliot Wilson Wixelt Dream Scientist Hard
Ethel Grindsler* SpookyBee Lazybones Spy Hard
Evan Walker Fae Thaumatologist Logician Hard
Franklin Brooks DSJ Sniper and Survivalist Soft
Fiere Mekonap Klurg Field Security Hard
Forrest Green Sax Field Medic Hard
Dr. Giles Mathys Nioki Forensic Pathologist Hard
Gwen Bowman Talonair Combat Engineer Hard
Hanna Dam* LadyKatie Mermaid Hard
Hans Emmerich Aphex_ German Veteran Hard
Dr. Hazel Filbert Smaugnolia Site Dentist Hard
Irene Carver Knyght Interrogator/Pointman Soft
Jean d'Épinay Lazar Field Engineer Hard
Jill Carter Cherry Combat Medic Hard
"Johnny" Zhou Jing Wei Orionbasher Systems Engineer Hard
Jo Ikuto madness_ Asian Occult Specialist Hard
Juliet Munday* Fae Magic Librarian Soft
Karin Landvik* TheSpookanist Researcher and Enforcer Soft
Katherine Dixon Alivi Security/Sharpshooter Soft
Lacey Sturbanks Prior General Agent Hard
Lou Tanning Glorpman Veterinarian Hard
Loche Werner Knyght Ex Waffen-SS Medical Officer Hard
Markus Ackermann* Balthazaar Occultist soldier Hard
Massimiliano Merzallo Crocetti* Hankolijo Mafia gunner/Blood expert Soft
Murata Izumi Alivi Traditional Doctor Hard
Natascha Zhuravylova DiePotato Partisan Sniper Hard
Nesmah Tantawi TheSpookanist Former Rebel Commando Hard
Nikolai Niko Volkov BobaFettuccine Soldier Soft
Osvald Stanek Aphex_ General Surgeon Soft
Randall Clymer* DrSavage Virologist Hard
Robin Ether Hankolijo Bruiser Soft
Rolf Vogel* Soulless Broken, Amnesiac Interrogator Hard
Ryan Taklor Chicken Security Agent Soft
Sabina Rus Balthazaar Cursed Agent Hard
Samuel Walker Wogglebug Containment Specialist Hard
Sandra Peterson LadyKatie Socialite Hard
Shawn Thronton Roget Enforcer Hard
Sutton 'Sue' Donnim Kade Visual Deception/Misinformation Specialist/Artist Hard
William Cassidy TheRaven Gunner Hard
Xiu Zhuanmei Soulless Transfer From The Courts Hard

Note: An asterisk in the Name column denotes that the character is anomalous.

Inactive Characters List

GMs move characters here if they've been inactive for a week (roughly) when checked. There is no penalty to being moved here, and if the character is played, all you need to do to return them to the Active list is ask a GM. Depending on when they were last used, some characters may need to be reviewed.

Retired Characters

Characters which have been removed from the RP through means other than death, generally due to the player not wanting to play them anymore, or for the sake of completing their character arc. Retirement is permanent. Do not move your character here unless you plan on never playing them again.

Deceased Characters

Characters in the RP which died, either due to the events of an event or run, or as part of their character arc.

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