Sunday, 24 October 2010

Unit 2.02- Character Design Profile Sheets

To better understand our characters, we were set the task to create a profile sheet for them. So individually, I started to explore my character in-depth, not only by finding names for them, but also asking questions such as what was his past?, where did he come from? or how does he look? - I attempted to have a clear understanding of the characters. Alongside this descriptive file, I also created some more specific influence maps, highlighting body structure and personality of my characters.



Hero- Young Pirate



Name:  John "Rusty"

Biography: John "Rusty" , is a robot and one of the last experiments done around the 1890' and 1900's , in the attempt to give life to  inanimate metal constructions. These experiments proven be too dangerous, cancelled and the robots dumped. However, the experiment didn't fail, and John "Rusty" alongside his fellow robot experiments, wandered the streets in search of fuel and pieces to renew them. 
At that time, the streets were full of curiosity and this lead the Robots, to venture the sea. Although a safer place, the sea lacks in resources, such as fuel and new pieces, so the robots start to scavenge from commercial and authority ships, turning the Robots into pirates relying on corruption to serve their needs . These outrageous actions were led by the Captain Hidalgo "Bolt", the older and the leader of the Robots, who as leader would get the best of the stolen equipments, while the others Robots would degrade.  "Rusty" seeing this injustice challenges the Captain.

Age: 20 years of degradation

Race: Human-like Robot

Height: 1, 65 m. (approx.)

Body Type: Young, skinny and agile.

Face Type: Round and friendly face.

Complexion: Gold/ silver colour, though getting damaged by degradation, and with some pieces of wood fitting in places of metal. 

Eyes: Dark eyes, and with a friendly and confident look.

Hair: Fringe with a cloth bandana in its place. 

Clothing Style: Pirate-look, with a old and ripped scarf, a pirate belt around his chest , with a a small pistol, a  holding the dagger on his arm.

Speaking Style:  Short to the point, often in rebellion with injustice in the Robot Pirate Ship.

General Demeanor: Often a friendly character, but can get rebel and upset with the Captain and the other robot pirates.

Career: Hero Pirate, steals (against his will) other commercial ships for resources.

Prejudices: He hates unfairness and cruelty.

Best Qualities: Friendly, Funny, Agile, and Big Hearted.

Worst Qualities: Rebellious, Unhappy.

Weaknesses: Agile but weak, when fighting against stronger Robots such as Gertie, the captain's right hand.




Villain- Captain Robot Pirate




Name: Captain Hidalgo "Bolt"

Biography:  Captain Hidalgo "Bolt", is a robot and one of the first experiments done around the 1890' and 1900's , in the attempt to give life to  inanimate metal constructions. These experiments proven be too dangerous, cancelled and the Robots dumped. However, the experiment didn't fail, and Captain Hidalgo "Bolt" alongside the other robot experiments, wandered the streets in search of fuel and pieces to renew them. 
At that time, the streets were full of curiosity and this lead the Robots, to venture the sea. Although a safer place, the sea lacks in resources, such as fuel and new pieces, so the robots start to scavenge from commercial and authority ships, turning the Robots into pirates relying on corruption to serve their needs. Being considered the leader of the Robots, and with the help of his henchman Gertie,  he led the robots to a world of corruption.

Age: 50 years of degradation.

Race: Human-like Robot

Height: 1.90 m (approx.)

Body type: Tall, skinny.

Face type: Long and hard-edged face, which doesn't show much happiness just arrogance.

Complexion: light bronze, gold, with the finest pieces of wood around his body, also his body is abundant with gadgets that they are incorporated in it.

Eyes: Small Black or Dark Brown eyes, with an arrogant look.

Hair: Bald, with a captain pirates hat in its place, long metal beard.

Clothing Style: Captain Pirate look, with a broad captain's hat, a old ripped jacket, a waist belt to rest his sword, and captains boots.

Speaking Style: Long winded charming talking.

General Demeanor: An arrogant, strict character, who at the same time proves to be gallant and charming.

Career: Captain Pirate, orders other robots to steal for him.

Prejudices: He hates to be disrespected. 

Worst Qualities: Arrogant, Unfair. 

Weaknesses: He is a weak robot due to its age, however he uses Gertie, the henchman, as his muscle, while he his still the brains. 




Also, Colin White gave me the idea that maybe I should incorporate gadgets into my characters, Although i had a similar idea before by adding a compass etc., i loved it. It makes a lot of sense also, being the captain and abundant in gadgets, he upgrades himself. So he will be a sort of Inspector Gadget.






Sidekick- Captain's Henchman




Name: "Metal Jaw"  Gertie

Biography:  "Metal Jaw" Gertie, is a robot and one of the experiments done around the 1890' and 1900's , in the attempt to give life to  inanimate metal constructions. These experiments proven be too dangerous, cancelled and the Robots dumped. However, the experiment didn't fail, and Gertie alongside the other robot experiments, wandered the streets in search of fuel and pieces to renew them. 
At that time, the streets were full of curiosity and this lead the Robots, to venture the sea. Although a safer place, the sea lacks in resources, such as fuel and new pieces, so the robots start to scavenge from commercial and authority ships, turning the Robots into pirates relying on corruption to serve their needs. Gertie is the henchman behind Captain Hidalgo "Bolt", and while "Bolt" got the genius to command the Robots, Gertie helps him to take care of rebellious robots, by the use of force.

Age: 40 Years of Degradation

Race: Human-like Robot

Height: 2.10 m (Approx.)

Body Type: Brute, Big and Muscly with a Small head.

Face type: Round, but with really hard jaw (providing its nickname), with small eyes and small nose. 

Complexion: Dark silver metal and Dark Bronze pieces, and no wooden pieces.

Eyes: Small Dark Brown eyes, with a Silly look.

Hair: Bald.

Clothing Style: Belt around his chest, holding a strong cannon strapped to his arm.

Speaking Style: Not much of a talker.

General Demeanor: generally a silent Robot, always body guarding the Captain, assuming henchman behavior, such following orders

Career: Brute yet silly Pirate, who supervises the other Robots working.

Prejudices: He hates water, as it makes him rust, and also the weakness in the other robots.

Worst qualities: Brute, Angry, Silly. 

Weaknesses: He is a slow Robot and with not much of intellect. 


Also in Shrek 2, is a particular scene which can portray my type of henchman exactly. in the trailer is the part with King Harold and the Fairy godmother.


1 comment:

Lev said...

As your looking at pirates for your bad guy and need robotic ones, check out John Silver from Disney's Treasure Planet. He's half robot half human (well humanoid)