Blades of Camura's main character Rasma is inspired by my grandfather's personality and a bunch of stories he told me about growing up.
Now of course a lot of that which happens in the actual story is different as it is set in space with aliens and there are no humans seen or mentioned(....yet). But Growing Up granddad's stories were a treasure to me and I kind of subconsciously put that in a lot of Rasma's character.
One of Unichat's main cast is named after a philosophical term. The trouble is, I only heard the word, and didn't think to check the spelling... By the time I realized I had it wrong, it was too late to change it, though I did later give it an in-universe explanation. A less significant character was actually arrested when I realized I'd gotten the Latin grammar in his username wrong.
Also, any comment written as if it were a PM to a character is automatically canon, which one of my readers discovered by proposing to a character over a joke about waffles.
Oh boy, time to gush about things that only I probably care about.
-According to Behind the Name, "Yui" translated from Japanese could mean "tie, bind" or "clothing, garment". This reflects her fashionable appearance as well as her powers, which are related to string.
-Similarly, Rhys's name is Welsh for "enthusiasm". His surname, Pendragon, is taken from King Arthur.
-"Hana" is Arabic for "bliss, happiness", while "Fariha" translates to "happy". This essentially means Hana's full name is "Happy Happy", which is ironic considering the fact that she appears to be in a near-constant state of stress.
-"Alvis" is Old Norse for "all wise". He has not, however, been turned to stone, at least not at this point in time.
-Interestingly, Maria's name (tracing it back to the root "Mary") bears a number of different possible translations, such as "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", "wished for child" and "beloved".
-Desmond canonically cannot grow a beard. This was a major point of self-consciousness for him.
-Maria's first childhood crush was Billy Blanks, after stumbling across one of her grandfather's workout videos.
-Yui shares a hometown (Sendai) and birthday (June 7th) with famous manga artist Hirohiko Araki.
-Maggie's birthday, January 26th, falls on Australia Day.
-Cyrus's birthday is May 30th, which he shares with Clint Eastwood.
Ardrienne's father, Arsene Renelsoir, went missing in 1998. His father was the leader of a splinter group of Bonapartists who were anti-fascist during WWII. Arsene inherited the leadership position. They believed that someday, a female child would be born in the great Napoleon's city of birth who would restore the French Empire to its former glory.
Guess who that child is? When you're raised from the age of four to believe you're the savior of the world, you tend to get a big ego.
Magic is possible through an organelle called a "Manachondria", capable of quantum entanglement and atomic manipulation on a macroscopic scale. This was one of many mutations caused by pulsar that bathed earth in radiation, resulting in a rapid mutation rate in prehistoric humans resulting in elves, dwarves, tyastians and goblins.
The geography isn't much different. Just wetter.
I really like trivia! :D Here's a few facts that some people may or may not know. ;)
-Rhys doesn't like her name.
-Lilith's full middle name is Janine-Jacqueline, but only her family and close friends know that.
-Braiden has 8 grandparents, 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and 15 cousins.
-Annie is allergic to watermelon and cats.
-Rhys was a bit of a nerd and a geek in High School.
-Kari was the sporty, popular kid in Middle School.
Most of the tanks in Drive On have names stenciled on the guns, though we haven't seen enough of them yet to be obvious (very soon we'll be in the motor pool). The names all start with "B," because they're in Bravo Company. The name of the tank the main character inherits, Buck Wild, was the name of my first tank IRL. It gets renamed later on in the story, a preview of which currently resides in the naughty pictures of your characters thread...
A lot of major plot point in Today's Client actually began with random joke drawings. There's a real trend of things I introduce as jokes being played later for drama. And for that matter, things I used for drama being brought up again as jokes.
Molly's Pokémon nature originally came from an observation that her character design could be derived as a cross between a Pikachu and a Piplup. The exact details changed, but her monstrous, extra-game nature became central to both her character and numerous story arcs. She uses her catchphrase far more frequently than than other characters as an allusion to "Pokémon speak".
Robin is a huge fan of strategy games, especially Fire Emblem. I figured she'd either end up coming to love or hate the series after sharing her name with Awakening's avatar character, and "love" seemed more interesting. This eventually becomes extremely plot-relevant when she gets her own side series.
Michael Rooney's first name comes from the base character's Japanese name, "Mike". The allusion to actor Mickey Rooney was a happy accident. Frank uses his Japanese name, "Hulk", as his former ring name. Both Robin's Japanese name, "Parchik", and her Spanish name, "Aria", become relevant in the series; to say more at this point would be a major spoiler.
For that matter, nearly every single character's full name is some variety of pun, reference, or translation. Which is almost necessary when writing for a series that loves its name puns nearly as much as Ace Attorney.
Twiggy's real given name is Leslie; she gets her nickname from model Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson. The youngest Banks sister is Peggy Banks, a medical researcher working in Brazil who never becomes plot relevant.
I will only put stuff that doesn't give anything away that is significant to the driving plot.
- The only thing Jekyll and Hyde share in common is their prescription for glasses. It's supposed to be a nod to the saying "eyes are the windows to the soul".
- Like most nerds, Jekyll is allergic to a lot of things. All of them on a harmless level as they all do the same thing; they make him sneeze and his eyes itch.
- Hyde is actually doe-faced by troll standards. He has long eyelashes, none of his teeth stick out of his mouth and he has no moles.
- Poole has reading glasses though he only wears them when reading.
Edith and Zander both have ornithophobia (fear of birds). This fear stems from when they were attacked by geese when they were little kids. It's a funny memory to look back on, but they still freak out if a pigeon-sized bird or bigger gets near them.
Additionally, Edith gets nervous at the sight of birds because one time in middle school someone put a dead bird in her locker.
> Yokiro's last name is Antory. I don't know if it will ever come up anytime soon, so I thought I'd share it now :'D
> Tatsuma was the first character created of the series, and, back then, used to be called a "black daisy". The story was created for the flowers rather than the flowers being created to act in the story.
> The original story started over a decade ago. "If you spent so much time developing it, then why is it still so bad", you ask? Because I was and have always been an impulsive dweeb when it comes to writing. And for some reason is still using ideas from my 12-year-old-self.
> Sikue and Tatsuma are physically about 16-17 years old. They have only been alive for (I think?) 2 and a half years. They're pretty fluent for their age, aren't they...ahahaha...ha... >w>;
> The series takes place in the late 20th century. Their homeland is currently undergoing a cultural transformation due to their normally isolated and closed off little place opening up more to traders and travelors, so you will see a mix of people wearing traditional Jaddean clothing and modern clothing. Some people might own cameras or TV's, while some smaller villages don't even have electricity.
> Tatsuma used to be like...some reformed evil villain or something. (Like, claiming to be evil and then Sikue would be all "Oh, you're all bark and no bite, I bet you have some good in you")