The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

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The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Saric Krass on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:34 pm

Pretty much what the name says. You make up the most generic backstory for a character possible. We're talking 'Family was killed by goblins and was raised by wolves' as a druids past needs to be downright innovative by comparison. Are you strange enough, creative enough, and crazy enough to be mundane? Are you generic enough?
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Bainhart on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:36 pm

My whole family was killed, sans me, and I am trying to kill the murder for revenge.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Jstone on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:41 pm

((Just pick a superhero backstory. Any superhero backstory. They've all been done so many times, by so many different authors, that they're pretty much Dead Horse Tropes.))

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Antoine Bruce on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:44 pm

I was given a sword once. I use it.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Alex_Mage on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:48 pm

I was turned into an evil demon and plagued humanity for thousands of years until I realized the error of my ways. Now I fight evil while trying to come to terms with my past.

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Jstone on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:49 pm

I am the blood-heir to the throne of a kingdom. My line has been in exile due to some ancient occurrence, but I will become the great hero that I was meant to be and rise to reclaim the throne.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Bainhart on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:59 pm

I was learning sword skills from and old man, again, who told me to go out of town to find something easy to find in nature and came back to find the town ruined. With his last breaths he told me I was the key to saving the world. He then gives me his sword, which will be used to defeat the evil force. This is the same sword that defeated the force in the legends.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby mind-controlled-bunny@_@ on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:03 pm

my life was completely normal, then something weird happened.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Bainhart on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:11 pm

M life was more normal the MCB's, then turned weirder than his.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby A Fan on Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:56 pm

Señor Vorpal Kickass'o beats all of you.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby mind-controlled-bunny@_@ on Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:04 pm

Bainhart wrote:M life was more normal the MCB's, then turned weirder than his.

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Youwillneverknow on Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:07 pm

I pulled a weapon out of a stone and became king
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby davecom3 on Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:37 pm

< I was. The end. >

If somebody can find something more generic as a backstory, I can't think of it.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Kiloku on Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:47 pm

I walked around killing groups of creatures and getting stronger, to kill stronger creatures and get even stronger.

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I was the son/nephew/friend of a blacksmith, and he was murdered just after forging a mighty sword, which he passed on to me. (Ok, I never heard that one, but sounds generic)
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Nasrudith on Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:23 pm

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby OzLionHeart on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:48 pm

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Author-Man on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:54 pm

Stuff happpened and now I do other stuff because of the results of the original stuff.


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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Helseth on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:11 am

I woke up in a place and i did stuff then i woke up again and relised it was a dream
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Cheez on Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 am

I was in this place, and I did this thing there which meant that some guy did some other stuff and then I found an ice cream. Yay ice cream! ^-^ Then some more stuff happened and that dude I mentioned earlier stole my ice cream and now I'm HUNTING HIM DOWN.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby OzLionHeart on Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:52 am

I was given a magical artifact, which allows me to do AMAZING THINGS!!!
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby BinaryWraith on Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:54 am

I'm really God.
You never saw me. I was never here.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Author-Man on Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:02 am

I was a normal Japanese schoolgirl (shut up), until one day my cat started talking. Then all hell broke loose.
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Reaver225 on Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:21 am

<Generic Character> was born to <generic character's parents>, who themselves <insert generic backstories>. Then, one day, <generic character> was subject to <generic event>. This caused <insert gender of character> to [gain/learn/inherit/acquire] <generic character>'s <generic powers/abilities/artifacts/skills> and was [inextricably linked/unrelated] to [his/her] motives, <generic motives>. [From then on/with a hidden identity/when [he/she] felt like it] [he/she] [battled/aided/otherwise interacted] with <generic outside influence>.

Thus, <generic character> was [born/made/otherwise existed]!
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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Xepharon on Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:14 pm

"Well I was once a young--Oh...You've heard this all before? Well never mind then."

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Re: The Create the Most Generic Backstory Contest!

Postby Haylo on Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:43 pm

I was left as an infant in a basket on a doorstep. I never knew my original parents, and so I had no idea what strange abilities were hidden in my genetic code.
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