Inspired by Dr Smith (Lost In Space) and Jayne (Firefly), serving the story as the party's miscreant, but character-wise more of a mash-up of Rocket Racoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ash (Army of Darkness).
Species I already had a direction I wanted to take. In The Great Game and Ars Magica, I played large, active men, Hare being more of a burly rugby player, Nagle more of a lanky cricketer. So I knew that I wanted to play someone small for our Star Wars game. That narrowed down Species to those with Silhouette 0*. I did a seminar with Industrial Light & Magic when I was at uni, deconstructing Sebulba's design and animation from Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace, so the Dug alien species was an instant favourite (since Ewoks weren't an option).
I verified that FFG had released official stats for the Dug species---they had---so went with that.
Putting aside Relationships and Bonds for the time being, that gave me the following character:
- Name: Muerta
- Species: Dug
- Role: Thief?
- Wants from party: Protection
- Dramatic pole: Paragon vs Parasite**
Much later, I finally settled on the Technician(Modder) specialisation, because it built squarely on Edge of the Empire's notion of "money talks". With a Modder in the party, we'd always need more cash.
Despite the Hillfolk character creation, I still didn't have a background for Muerta, so I decided that I would try out the official method in Edge of the Empire!
*Dugs have Silhouette 1 in the official rules. They do have long limbs, it's more the way they stand that makes them short, but that's fine.
**Bigby and I discussed Muerta's dramatic pole, as I was struggling to describe it. It was a very simple pole, but I kept describing it inelegantly. Good guy vs bad guy, in simplest terms. Ash from Army of Darkness is a great example. He tries to delude himself that he's a Big Goddamn Hero, but actually he's a Selfish Cretin. Only interested in returning to his own time and saving his own hide, he disrepects the locals, ignores their wisemen and through sheer stupidity, awakens the Army of Darkness and dooms everyone. He still plans on returning to his own time, until fatefully he's confronted with his true Cretinous Self and has to admit that he isn't a Big Goddamn Hero. Of course, in doing so he then becomes a Big Goddamn Hero. Phew! I finally described it as "Paragon vs Parasite".