>A human child raised by ____________
What would be most interesting for character concept?
Well he wouldn't go hungry at least...
Hmm... You know what? I've never known a character have the balls to honestly have his character raised by an angel or angels.
Demons? Sure, Edgy MyCutthroats has done that. Elves? Sure. Dwarves? Captain Carrot. Monks? Oh ALL the time!
Actually just going, "Yeah, I was raised and taught by angels," isn't something I've seen anyone ever do.
Only good for you to visit as a spectacle, and even then the only joke is "Look at these little shits running their town. Aren't they disrespectful? There aren't any adults!"
Whoops. Meant to pair it with this as an example.
Indeed I thought of that but I think there could be more to it. If the kids responsible of the other actually was somewhat already aware of what's good or not like an adult that give something else
Maybe the "There aren't any adults!" aspect can be expanded to the adults having or carrying some sort of batshit insane ideology/cult religion or whatever, and the kids don't practice it as a result of zero influence. I could enjoy some stuff with that.
I know what you mean, but let's be honest... When was the last time a fully human or otherwise mortal character was a Mary Sue and raised by angels?
They're always either half elf half angel half dragon half kitsune or something, or else raised by vampires or some edgy crap.
No-one has ever been brought up as a mortal who was taught the highest standards of compassion, courage, honour, wisdom, self-sacrifice, humility and all that other stuff. Maybe they have a gift from their parents, but other than that, they have nothing but what they were taught; no bloodline, no secret hidden powers. They're just someone who knows what good is and lives by it purely and simply.
Child musical prodigy/Bard raised by musical horn-tooting skeletons.
He's an awful cook.
Sentient kitchenware a la Beauty and the Beast. Is exceedingly polite, a master diplomat, and always perfectly groomed. Suffers from an obsessive need to indulge a highly-specific fetish in which he strips naked and pretends to be a table, and people eat dinner off of him while he engages in pleasant conversation with them using a poncy faux-aristocratic accent.
Only if you play it badly. Imagine how they'd react to seeing other mortals for possibly the first time, seeing how flawed they are, how easily they fall to evil... And equally how they aspire to great and noble things.
A character is more than his backstory. People change and adapt over time and HOW they change is what makes them interesting, as much as why they are as they are.
Can you see them being anything else? Maybe a cleric, sorcerer or something. A bard who sings tales of hope and good could also fit.
Although notoriously brutish and unintelligent, a lesser known fact is that mother trolls are incredibly protective of their young. The fact that adult trolls are so difficult to kill, especially by other trolls, means males will kill the young of their rivals while they still can.
Troll matrons have evolved a powerful instinct to protect their young. This same instinct gives them pause in attacking smaller creatures.
Plenty of halfling adventurers can tell you how they survived the blunder of wandering into a nursing troll's den by escaping while the mother was confused.
For obvious reasons, human babies very rarely find themselves encountering troll matrons. But through some very contrived circumstances...
>A human child raised by a parrot
The bastard son of a pirate, raised by the parrot of his dead father. He truly believes that the parrot has become the new home of his real father and looks up to him.
The parrot actually is his father. He was a druid who, when he got word of one of his little escapades resulted in a child, decided that it was time to settle down.
However, as he was still a wanted man, he decided it would be for the best if he took on a different form.
The parrot will insist on following the child should he decide to become an adventurer.
The parrot is just a regular, if above average in terms of intelligence, parrot.
The boys father had contracted some decease and, in his last time in the world of the living, passed on all of the important lessons that he thought that his child should receive to his pet parrot so that he does not make the same misstakes he did.
>passed on all of the important lessons that he thought that his child should receive to his pet parrot so that he does not make the same mistakes he did
Mistake #1: Using a parrot instead of a book.
Just because you think only buzzwords doesn't mean the rest of us are incapable of playing characters properly.
A monster girl
The platonic form of a fetish
The king of the gods [only the child is not destined for greatness, the king just was good pals with the kid's birth parents before they died and feels he owes them one]
A retired paladin whose first son died on the crusades and who doesn't want his younger brother taking up the sword.
Bonus points for those who get the reference
The child's future self.
>A human child raised by a human child
This was actually a character of mine. The story goes that his parents forced the Lich to swear to take care of the child and since the lich was stuck with it, he decided to raise the kid as a lab assistant and later an overlord to take over the world.
One one hand, he doesn't fear the undead. On the other, hugs terrify him.
Perhaps the parrot was very well trained to only reveal it's master's secrets to his kin.
After all, books can be read by anyone and codes can be broken and aren't guaranteed to be something worked out by your next of kin.
>Demons? Sure, Edgy MyCutthroats has done that
tanith lee did it
that boy/girl also changed gender at will and eventually became a demon too
her 'death's master' novel
some anime or something?
Then the kid would just end up turning into a generic degenerate.
But if Tzeenech raised him, who knows what he could be? The potential for how many good stories you can get out of that would be limitless.
A sect of masked and hooded, traveling mercenary executioners- think traveling pest control meets HInduism's Kapalikas- who do the dirty deed of offing dangerous criminals in a realm where the killing of any human is considered incredibly taboo.
Sentient giant spiders.
They cocoon him to keep him safe when he sleeps, hang him from web to lure other predators into it as a 'game', teach him the proper ambush etiquette for attacking prey, trapdoor spider teaches him how to make dangerous ground traps.
I think I might do this for an assassin style character eventually. Gets more interesting the more I think of it.
Shilling fanfiction in general is pretty bad, though at least w40ik fanfiction is substantially less likely to be written by teenage girls.
Which is offset by it's tendency to be written by anons and non-native english speakers.
And I say that as someone who shills fanfiction fairly often.
A Dimensional Shambler.
>kid aimlessly walking around just doin' stuff
>thin haired and lean, shuffling from one town to the next
>some bandit tries his hand on the slow looking wanderer
>fucking dimension door into all sorts of nasty attacks
>studies a weird looking bug on a rock and then moves along
that's basically half of fanfiction from the perspective of the reader.
The other half is swearing to write your own, with blackjack and hookers, then proceeding to do nothing of the sort because of a lack of time, talent, self esteem, faith that you can stick to the source material better than the hacks whose work you were just reading, or remembering to do it.
If we're to assume you mean full Tarzan style where they don't understand that they aren't the same race as their foster parents and just assume they're some weird mutant or that they just aren't trying hard enough then,
the sopranos is about ITALIAN MAFIA you pleb, they are literally the inheritors of the roman empire's upperclasses.
>my parents were never really there for me as a child
>they were displacer beasts
A human child raised by an eldritch abomination?
Perhaps a child that was raised in a Mansion filled with Ghosts??
I suppose they could be neutral or helpful, whichever way you want to work it.
>Child whose family is killed is raised by their ghostly ancestors
>because of this they stopped seeing their deaths as something to be upset about
>They've also adopted a bunch of random customs from throughout the ages.
New Phyrexia defectors.
He was actually created by Urabrask's followers, who upon being defeated went into hiding, putting his plan B to crush Elesh Norn and achieve a free Phyrexia in which the children of Karn can coexist peacefully with Mirrans.
Attacking the Mirran resistance base of Seedling, they wipe it out but their real objective is to obtain the DNA of Melira, the one Phyresys immune Sylvok, after which, making use of technology stolen by sleeper agents infiltrated Jin-Gaxitas' Progress Machine, they use it to create one child stronger than any others, capable of actively reverting Phyresis.
Raised by two elite Warriors hand picked by Urabrask in the guise of Mirran refugees (think Terminator), he is trained to acquire all the skills he'll need to become a great military leader.
But his training is interrupted when the new designated Red Praetor, imposed by the Machine Orthodoxy, raze his 'home' to the ground. He/she manages to escape.
Thus, our protagonist finds himself lost and alone in the middle of the unforgiving inferno of the inner layer of Phyrexia, the Quiet Furnace, amidst the ferocious power struggle between Praetors, in which he unknowingly is a key piece. Now his only hope is getting to a Mirran resistance camp so that he may avenge his 'parents' and fight the Phyrexians he was taught to hate.
... Little does he know he was implanted with an explosive device by the devious mastermind behind it all to ensure once Elesh has been fallen he does not continue to wipe out the totality of Phyrexians and he can rise to power unopposed.
It's not really dirty, though implications are implied sometimes. Everything is a one-off unfortunately.
A golem/stone elemental
Or an undead construct
What kind of angel, and how many. Keep in mind that depending on the source there are as many kinds of angel as there are demon if not more.
I can imagine a boy raised by warrior angels and turning out like the Redeemer from the Spawn comics.
I can imagine a girl raised by the Joy's from Bayonetta (though honestly I don't think of the Hierarchy of Laguna as angles, I call them Lakers as an insult) turning out fairly similar to Jeane from the same game.
I can imagine a child raised by the seraphim being a righteous dragon slayer.
A small, lantern archon in training, who came down to this earth to assist the needy and earn its wings, so to speak. Along the way, it found our young hero to be, and took to him like a moth to a flame.
> For a noble bright story, the boy had a loving family and a good heart. Working with the archon-lette as his guide, he did great things for his community, being championed as a sort of local hero before joining a paladin order. The archon still checks in from time to time.
> For a slightly more downtrodden story, the boy was homeless, and the archon saw this as the best possible use of its time on earth. Mishaps abounded as the relatively powerless mote tried to see to the boys health, but in time, he finally made it. If the boy became a wizard or sorcerer, the mote is now his familiar.
> For a decidedly more neutral story with a possible redemption motif, the boy (accidentally or otherwise) betrayed his friend, selling him to a merchant from a faraway land for gold or a supposedly valuable trinket. His adventure with the party begins with him following a trail long gone cold, trying to recover something he lost in that exchange, a friend and maybe a bit of his morality.
A human child raised by the deceased spirit of their ancestors, including his or her recently deceased parents.
At the age of seven the child is directed to murder the person responsible for the death of his or her parents.
At the age of ten the boy is on the way to becoming an accomplished warrior, scholar, and shaman/theurge. The child just needs more practice and conditioning.
At the age of fifteen the young adult is developing oratory and rhetorical skills, and is becoming a leader among men because of the spirits of their family.
At the age of 17 the adult is poised to become a mighty and terrible conqueror, leading a military of disciplined and organized followers.
Age 18, the adult human is now a Priestly Monarch and Conqueror of the Land, almost worshiped by their zealous followers.
I know this isn't the board for it, but Incase's traps always made me uncomfortable. They had a woman's face and eyes, and they were always drawn as if they enjoyed what they did, being dominated. Thinking about it made me ask a question, "If I ever met a male this feminine in real life, more feminine than most women I've seen (more feminine than any woman I've ever met in person), would I get hard?"
I don't like questioning my own sexuality.
I don't see the point in this, kids grow up.
I realize they sent the adults to Big Town in FO3 but I just really don't understand it other than "lol homage". At the very least, why wouldn't an adult simply physically overwhelm the kids?
I'd love to see a PC that literally has never seen an evil dead being committed before his eyes. Always raised to hate this big abstract thing called "evil", being epitomised by demons and devils. The only mention of mortals coming from a celestial perspective, far removed and consisting of absolutes.
Imagine a kid with this sort of upbringing having just left his angelic surrogates to go out and do good in the world. Imagine such a kid going into a tavern or even a marketplace, there's a ton of moral greys going on in those places at all times.
He wakes up at 2pm every day and smokes roman red while jumpin around to that no good booty shakin jazz music then runs about mugging NPCs for spare change outside my window all night till 5 am
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Even though Doll/Hunter isn't really as straightforward as those two labels, at least in my opinion, you get it by turning into a baby eldritch abomination that is still somehow capable of actual love enough to keep the doll ticking.
The entirety of Bloodborne is about mother-child relationship.
The Moon created the doll as a love interest for Gherman, but since the Moon has no concept of love interests, it imbibed the doll with motherly love instead.
If it makes you feel better, EVEDTTHI incase draws has that same exact soft yet androgynous face and broad jawline with comically exaggerated expressions plastered on it. Dude's like the B^Uckley of fag porn.
Was EVEDTHI meant to be everything? Yeah, Incase does draw a lot of sameface, but there is a little variation here and there. And by the way, who is B^Uckley?
Markydaysaid drew the Boy Princess for his Tower Girls series, and it made me ask the same question.