So I've been playing a lot of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time lately, and I'm getting a bit annoyed with the set of seven NPC assistants you are randomly assigned three of for each mission you partake in. Why annoyed? They have no backstories, no personalities, no motivation, no NOTHIN. They just... help. Silently. And normally I wouldn't mind, since that's pretty standard for randomly generated NPCs that help you out when none of your friends are online, but the thing is... they're not random. I mean, it's random which three you get, but it's always the same group of seven.
Silas of Cheem, Mal and Meera the Catkind, Darren and Noma the Silurians, and Camille and Gethin of... well, they're just human.
SO it seems a bit odd to me that we have here a set of quite deliberate characters... that have no character. I know the game's just in Beta (or whatever) so I hope they add some backstories for these guys later.
This bit of Silas fan art is just me trying to inject a bit of personality into the team in my headcanon backstories for the Worlds in Time Seven.
I encourage fanfiction about these guys and I'd love to read it. It'd be cool to see what people could come up with while the slate is blank and the possibilities endless.
An hour or two in Photoshop. More to come soon, I'm sure. I LOVED doing his bark/hair.
ALSO, I'm not going to bed until I get some comments on this piece. Don't even have to be nice. But it's 2am. I have class in the morning. Your move.