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This is day 6 of my prep
Oct. 06: - Protagonist Profile ▼



Expand the profile on your protagonist. Include detailed information such as name, age, physical attributes, occupation, education, culture, religion, family, relationship status, personality, likes, dislikes, strengths, weakness, motivations and desires. Use Google Images to find an image of your character. The point of this exercise is for you to get to know your character inside and out before you write your novel. If you don't know your character, how can you expect it of your readers? Flesh out your pre-story character in detail. Keep in mind that your protagonist will grow in some way during your story. For more serious character profilers, here is an optional, very extensive template: "Character Interview / Profile Sheet"



CHARACTER INTERVIEW / PROFILE



Name: Tarik Sadaki (65 years old)



Background

Birthday:

Place of birth: Egypt

Parents:

What was important to the people who raised him: Family and Personal Honor, Knowledge

Siblings: Older half-brother Khalid, Older Half-sister Arianna, Baby-sister Cassandra

Economic/social status growing up: Amir (meaning Prince)

Ethnic background:

Places lived: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Canada (Quebec)

Current address and phone number: Quebec Private Boarding School for The Gifted

Education: Private School in Egypt

Favorite subject in school: Ancient Languages

Special training: Medjai

Jobs: Teacher in both Egypt and Quebec

Salary: 0

Travel:



Friends: Dempsey McBurr

How do people view this character: Very Private and reserved

Lives with:

Fights with:

Spends time with:

Wishes to spend time with:

Who depends on him and why:

What people does he most admire:

Enemies:

Dating, marriage:

Children:

Relationship with God:



Overall outlook on life:

Does this character like himself:

What, if anything, would he like to change about his life:

What personal demons haunt him:

Is he lying to himself about something:

Optimistic/pessimistic:

Real/feigned:

Morality level:

Confidence level:

Typical day:



Physical appearance

Body type:

Posture:

Head shape:

Eyes:

Nose:

Mouth:

Hair:

Skin:

Tattoos/piercings/scars:

Voice:

What people notice first:

Clothing:

How would he describe himself:

Health/disabilities/handicaps:



Characteristics

Personality type (choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholy):

Strongest/weakest character traits:

How can the flip side of his strong point be a weakness:

How much self-control and self-discipline does he have:

What makes him irrationally angry:

What makes him cry:

Fears:

Talents:

What people like best about him:



Interests and favorites

Political leaning:

Collections:

Food, drink:

Music:

Books:

Movies:

Sports, recreation:

Did he play in school:

Color:

Best way to spend a weekend:

A great gift for this person:

Pets:

Vehicles:

What large possessions does he own (car, home, furnishings, boat, etc.)

and which does he like best:



Typical expressions

When happy:

When angry:

When frustrated:

When sad:



Idiosyncrasies:

Laughs or jeers at:

Ways to cheer up this person:

Ways to annoy this person:

Hopes and dreams:

How does he see himself accomplishing these dreams:

What’s the worst thing he’s ever done to someone and why:

Greatest success:

Biggest trauma:

Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to him:

What does he care about most in the world:

Does he have a secret:

If he could do one thing and succeed at it, what would it be:

He is the kind of person who:

What do you love most about this character:

Why will the reader sympathize with this person right away:

How is the character ordinary or extraordinary:

How is his situation ordinary or extraordinary:



Core Need:

Corresponding psychological maneuver (delusions, obsessions,

compulsions, addictions, denials, hysterical ailments, hypochondria, illnesses,

behaviors harming the self, behavior harming others, manias, and phobias):

Anecdote (defining moment):

History:



Tarik-Ari Sadiki-Talibah was born to a family of pure-blood Magi in the heart of Egypt. At a very young age, his father Abdo-Ari started training him to follow in the ways of the Magi. He learned to hide in the shadows of the desert and to protect his way of life. Protecting the vast history of Egypt is what gives meaning to the life of a Magi. This is what he was taught all his young life. Magic was everywhere in Egypt’s history. He learned the sacred writings of his people. It gave him a love for all forms of writing. As he got closer to his naming, his people watched him. He was always seeking more and more knowledge. He was also protecting that knowledge. When the time for his name to be given came, there was no doubt in any of the old Magi’s’ minds of what the gods had chosen for him. They told him that he was The Warrior Guardian Seeking Knowledge or Tarik-Ari Sadiki-Talibah. With that he was removed from his parents care and spent the next 7 years in an Egyptian School in the City of the Dead. All of his studies came from his Saygar. This was an old custom dating back to the time of the Pharaohs. There he learned history as taught at the twelve sacred sites of learning, the ancient writings of the Celtics, Norsemen, Native American, Babylonian, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Israeli. These he was taught along with Egyptian Hierographics. Tarik-Ari was told that writing was power and ancient writings were from an ancient power. He also learned all the fighting styles of his people as well as all forms of casting. This was to prepare him for protecting the tombs and ways of his people. When he graduated, he was told that he would leave Egypt for no less than 7 years. He would not be allowed to come back until the gods had tested his heart. This to was part of his schooling. He was to learn firsthand what the other magical communities were like. For the Magi were also traders, so to know about the other countries was to have knowledge; to have knowledge was to have power.



While in Iran, just prior to the revolution he met a British Auror named Dempsey. The two, hit it off immediately, sharing all their secrets from their profession. During the Iran revolution of 1979, Dempsey helped Tarik-Ari to escape capture. They both were in danger and Dempsey knew he needed Tarik-ari's help. They both had endured further problems as they entered Iraq but the power of both worked to their advantage. During their escape to Saudi Arabia Tarik-Ari began to teach Dempsey secrets that have never been shared outside of his order of Magi. This knowledge was forbidden from ever leaving his order, but Dempsey needed some extra knowledge to help aid them along their way. Dempsey began to teach him secrets that he had learned worldwide, both on his own and from his parents. This began a very secretive sharing of knowledge that the two have never, and will never share with another.



The two, keep in touch no matter where they are in the world. Tarik-Ari has many other friends but none like Dempsey. Tarik-Ari could care less about politics. Unless he has a purpose, why get involved with matters that do not concern him. If and when they do, he will then make a choice. No matter what, he will back Dempsey, even if it meant a fight to the death. They have already faced the impossible and survived. He knows Dempsey would do the same for him in a heartbeat.



During his pursuit of knowledge, he found himself in Quebec, Canada. Tarik-Ari contacted his old friend Dempsey to have dinner. Over dinner Dempsey informed him of a situation that had aroused due to the foolish actions of his friend. Tarik-Ari found it odd that Dempsey would be helping such a man but shrugged it off.



After dinner, Dempsey suggested that Tarik-Ari pursue knowledge at the library of the Ministry. Dempsey even procured a pass for Tarik-Ari and introduced him to several high ranking ministry employees. From there Dempsey left him to take care of himself.



There he met an interesting woman, an employee of the ministry, who informed him that the School of Quebec, was hiring. From the topic of their conversation, she believed that the open position could fit him perfectly. Shrugging to himself he considered it a good place to further his knowledge of the education system. He soon applied and waited for a response.
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