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I have been reading Transformers fanfics. Too much in fact, not to have ideas for original characters. But before I get to that, here is a boring explanation of terms. Borrows from Stat sheets I saw here on DA.
Strength: Brute physical force
Intelligence: Mental Flexibility, strategy, and Acuity.
Speed: How quickly you get from A to B. Also affects/considers reaction time.
Endurance: How quickly you tire; how well you can take a hit.
Rank: How much authority you have.
Courage: How well you can take stress, whether under fire or not.
Firepower: How hard you can hit.
Skill: How experienced you are at using your armament(s).

I would add a few other Stats:
Charisma: works with Rank; how easily you persuade others, aiding morale/Courage of those around you.
Toughness/Armor: It may seem a subset of Endurance, but I think it needs elaborating. Lessens damage from a hit, both affecting and affected by Endurance.
Armory: Variety of firepower/equipment available to you. You have a powerful device, but is it quickly prepared, adaptive, and always effective?
Stealth: How well you can hide (even when not in alt-mode).

Usually requires minimums of stats or combination. Individuals are measured also by effectiveness at roles.
Can be specialized, modified or multi-role.
Soldier: Basic all-around; Jack-of-all-trades, etc. Decent in almost every combat situation. Usually not a scientist, or intellectual.
Front Line: Assault troops, not very good at Artillery roles. Hits hard and fast.
Artillery: Strike from a distance; Can harry a foe without being seen.
Logistics: Keeps people supplied with what they need keep going. Organization is key.
Communications: Self-explanatory.
Research&Development: Scientist who comes up with all those nice toys you like so much.
Utility: The less combat-oriented jack-of-all-trades. Put-em where you need'em.
Power Utility: Combined Soldier/Utility. AKA poor man's shock troop.
Medic: Self-explanatory.
Battlefield Medic: Can fight and cure. More offence and defense than your regular Medic.
Spy: I see what you did there...observe the enemy and report back.
Saboteur: You know what makes things tick, how to stop them from ticking, or those ticking things that do the same.
Espionage: Specialized spy/saboteur combo. Separate because of differing requirements.
Stalwart Defender: Can take a beating. Obviously defense-oriented, usually best at nearly-static location.
Rearguard: That guy who stays behind so you aren't left behind. Nearly as tough as SD, but with more offensive ability.
Shock Troops: Devastating offense and very tough. Can ravage an enemy position, break a charge (or a wall), with more ease than most.
Enforcer: Concerned with the law, and has the ability to back up their words. Think military police.
Justiciar: Judge, jury, and executioner, though not often at the same time. Looks like a pushover, but really isn't. Commands Enforcers and shock troops. Always paired with another role.
Juggernaut: Powerful, equal parts Shock Troop/Stalwart Defender. Bigger, but faster, too.
Dreadnought: Shock Troop/Front Line/Rearguard Combo. Run REALLY run.
Monolith: Stalwart Defender/Shock Troop/Rearguard Combo.
Berserker: Not always smart, but can ignore damage to a point and bring on the pain.
Black ops: Generally not shown, but extra-stealthy and sneaky, with equipment and skill to back it up.

Beware, not everyone advertises these... some may even have special powers.
Advanced: Above average. Modifier denoting extra ability present in some situations.
Elite: Well above average. Modifier denoting extra ability present in most situations.
Master: Every trick in the book. Modifier denoting exemplary ability at all times.


Jonathan M. Fatkins
United States
Here's an update: I am not going to do anything after The Innkeeper's Daughter. Expect 5-7 total parts. I feel that I have lost the heart of the story. I MIGHT take it up again, but not anytime soon. Perhaps one-shots.
1. I *do* plan on doing a *lite* story; not small, but less intense than Daniel Lyons.
2. An RPG game story. Hapless people go into a shop without permission, and an adventure results. I want input...any people you want added, say your characters, within limits.
3. Other one-shots.
'Nuff said.
  • Listening to: Various
  • Reading: Tom Clancy and others
  • Watching: nothing

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ForestHymn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! I appreciate it! Hi! Rose
andrewchandler80 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks for the favs.
GabrielRaven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Writer
Hey! Not sure if you're interested but...I decided to tag you! Hope you don't mind!
DHBW Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Nope. sorry...
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brimana Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves and the comments :)
DHBW Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You are quite welcome.
quincod Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for both of the comments you posted. you are making me want to do this more and more as time goes on.
DHBW Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I like poetry&stuff...what can I say?
quincod Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like anything i can really read or where i can just talk about stuff.
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