There are a ton of my Dungeons and Dragons characters I have enjoyed.
The first one I loved was my paladin of the ancients, Paidrag MacArdal. He was not a… traditional paladin. True, he wore shining armor, but he was dressed as a wild man, wearing a pot on his head, furs around his armor, and covering his boots with the skins of rabbits (called bunny slippers by other party members). He struggled to uphold his oath as a cynical man, one time cursing his goddess’ name when a party member died. Thus, he was cursed with a pact with her as punishment, taking upon the minor powers of a celestial warlock.
Eventually he would defeat the BBEG, and in a separate one-shot learned that he was the lost heir to a forest mansion. He defeated the Raven Queen guarding the mansion, and afterward became the lord of the forest. He had learned that death was a natural part of life, and to not fear it.
Brother Pontius (real name: Aetius Gaius) was an Aasimar Bard who acted like a benedictine monk. He played a harp. He was a master lore keeper, one who studied history and legends that were lost to write them down and have them once again remembered.
He came across a legendary object called the Cosmoglyph, where he learned omnipotent knowledge from the high god of the setting. After helping defeat an evil goddess named Ember and beating up a Demon King named Ugeroth, Pontius reclined back to his writing with the Cosmoglyph until the end of his days.
Rexsauru the Lizardfolk Moon Druid is just a fun character because I like roleplaying her getting used to human culture. However, she has also been uncovering a plot for the end of the world for the setting we are in.
Rexsauru is a fun character to play in combat for me because she wildshapes into dinosaurs. Deinonychus especially is fun for me to transform into.
Zakush is my most recent character. Originally he was a swashbuckler Dragonborn rogue who acted in a very Robin Hood-esque way. He went under the alias “The Shadow”. He stole from the rich and gave back to the needy. Part of it, however, was out of spite and revenge. Despite his stealing, he had a heroic attitude and believed people were capable of redemption. Unfortunately, he was cursed with lycanthropy near the end of the first game I planned to play him with, and was promptly killed by the party in his werewolf form, tragically.
However, I do plan on playing him again, this time in a different setting. This is the Dragonborn Pact of the Blade Warlock named Zakush Nemmonis. He was once a powder trader in the high seas, until one of his crewmates, a dark elf named Tinuvel Tal, betrayed him by telling pirates their next route. The supply of powder was stolen by the pirates, and Zakush was kidnapped by them and forced to talk. He was then left to die on a deserted island. He nearly starved to death until a magic blade washed ashore on the beach, and offered a pact to save his life. Zakush thus took upon the Pact of the Blade, got off the island, and now seeks revenge against all pirates!
Additional drawing: Tinuvel Tal, the Dark Elf Pirate.