A bit of both / Other
Bela made my set.
Depending on the role play. I tend to recycle a character if its medieval fantasy. I think my character is what is known as a 'Universe Hopper', although I dont know it that would be the correct term. I have her go from one story line to the next and just add it to the list of adventures. I like her reminiscing and reflecting on past role plays.
Mostly generated. But some times i adapt a character from another rp to a new setting. (usually when former seetting failed to take off)
Friza Angelo is a character I've used an absolute shit ton. Have had him for at least six years and running. Sometimes I need to tweak his powers to fit with the RP, but most of the time he's a sure fit. If I can't use him, I just create another character. Sometimes, I use Angelo as a last name as a spiritual tie to Friza, who, may I add, was my first ever RP character.
Like Stalker, I base characters off of tropes, and flesh them out from there.
If the site fits the idea, I may use the exact same character with the previous RPs tacked-on as backstory.
-And that backstory can get huge.
"Just drive down that road, until you get blown up [by shells]"
- General George Patton
"After several men of the company had been blown up by shells, I noticed that a spirit of uneasiness became dominant."-Major Leonard R. Boyd
I've never once used a pre-made character for a RP. Just make them all up as I go along
I have only occasionally recycled characters that I made in other RP's to new ones. Usually, I generate fresh for the RP, because I want to capture the essence of the RP in that character. If I have a character from another RP that fits into the RP in question to my satisfaction, I'll use that character. Otherwise, drawing board. And even when recycled, I still tweak the character to fit.
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
- Bertrand Russell
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I make new characters for every roleplay, simply because using the same character over and over again would bore me to death. Roleplaying is a lot more interesting when I play new roles all the time!