The Vengeful Student
Your best friend or family was killed before your eyes, only you managed to escape a similar fate. You were helpless to save them, as you lacked any combat skills. Since that fateful day, you have sworn to avenge their deaths by slaying their murderers. To reach your goal, you have obsessively trained in martial arts so that you can take your vengeance personally.
Quote: "You killed my family, now prepare to die..."
The vengeful student is a classic character concept for martial artists. This concept provides strong motivation for their narrow focus in the martial arts as well as a strong emotional background to the character history. Qood role playing can lead to the other members of the party taking up the character's quest for vengeance. It is relatively easy for a Gamemaster to integrate this plot thread into his campaign. If the character succeeds in avenging his family or friends, it can be a climactic cap to a long campaign. For the health of a long-term campaign, however, it is important that this character grow beyond this rather narrow concept to a more fully three-dimensional character.
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