What Would Your Character Do?

So I found an old thread where this game was played, and it just sort of died out. It looked like a really fun and interesting conversation, and I think it can possibly be a tool for character development since it’s forcing them to respond to situations you didn’t create.
Here are the instructions, copied from the original thread:

The concept is pretty simple: P1 will ask a ‘What would your character do (or WWYCD)’ question, the next person will answer it and give their own WWYCD question.

The WWYCD questions could be as extreme as “WWYCD if they fell into a volcano?” or as normal as “WWYCD if they found 5$?”

Example:
P1: WWYCD if someone fainted in front of them?
P2: (Character name) would probably freak out before calling an ambulance. WWYCD if their house caught on fire?

The first question is: WWYCD if they were betrayed by someone they were fond of but didn’t necessarily trust?

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[name_f]Thea[/name_f] would internalise blame for the betrayal and stop giving them the time of day - she doesn’t trust herself or others - her internal armour against being hurt again would harden.

WWYCD if they found an injured cat by the side of the road?

[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] would take the poor thing home and they once the creature was healed, would most likely train it to help her steal things with her crew. (She loves cats)

WWYCD if they learned that a friend was planning on sacrificing themself for the character?

Avenue’s first reaction would be thinking that she doesn’t deserve it, and her second reaction would be screaming that at the person in question. She’d be angry, equal parts at herself and at the person. Especially if that friend was [name_f]Ida[/name_f], she would do everything she could to stop them, and if all else didn’t work, I think she would be desperate enough to use her power, which would make her even more furious at herself.

WWYCD if they woke up in a graveyard with no recollection of how they got there?

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[name_f]Susanna[/name_f] would be confused and afraid, but secretly start to enjoy it after a few minutes. She’s a lover of paranormal and occult media, and would likely let her imagination go wild. Coming to her senses eventually, she would try to figure out where she was or how to get out. I don’t think she would have any survival tools on her (flashlight, whistle, cell phone, etc.), except for possibly a lighter in her jacket pocket.

WWYCD if their crush asked for advice on how to ask someone they love on a date?

[name_m]Orson[/name_m] would offer some very sarcastic advice and then plot and scheme to find ways to ruin Cordelia’s date. If she won’t date him, then she won’t date anyone! Especially not [name_u]Everett[/name_u].

WWYCD if they just ordered a triple scoop ice cream cone, but another one of your characters clumsily bumped into them, causing the ice cream to fall on the floor?

It would depend on who? If it was one of Anouk’s friends, she wouldn’t care. Sure, she may be a little upset, but it’s not a big deal. However, if it was someone she disliked, then she’d be pretty mad. She’d probably yell at them.

wwycd if they were betrayed by their best friend?

[name_u]Kit[/name_u] would have to stop their brother from ‘verbally’ murdering [name_f]Rose[/name_f], since she’s been nothing but kind to [name_u]Kit[/name_u] for the past ten years. To suddenly go against that would have to mean that none of it was ever real, and heaven forbid she be allowed to get away with that.

WWYCD if they found a dead body? (Assume the person has been murdered)

Gaiane would examine it to see how they had been killed, and if the murder was done sloppily, she would scoff and comment on the terrible job the killer did. If it was more on the subtler side, she’d examine the body with interest and then move on with her day, leaving it there. (she’s…fun)

WWYCD if they woke up in the middle of the night and someone they didn’t know was in the room?

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[name_f]Hesperia[/name_f] would immediately jump into offensive mode. If she was completely caught off guard, there is a chance she would strike them, killing them immediately. However, if she was a little more composed, she would likely threaten them, perhaps resorting to less humane measures to find out who they were – even if they were completely harmless.

WWYCD if they were giving a speech to a large group of people, and dropped their prompting/cue cards everywhere?

[name_f]Anouk[/name_f] would crack a witty joke about it, blush a little, then carry on, pretending nothing had happened, even though she was full-out panicking on the inside. She probably didn’t need them anyways–she’d memorized it because she knew she’d forget the cards or something like that.

wwycd if they suddenly became a very powerful leader overnight?

[name_f]Ethel[/name_f] is desperate for control and relish the experience of everything going her way for once. After a short while, it would overwhelm her and she would start freaking out. It would probably end in her accidentally ruining everyone’s lives.

WWYCD if they learned they were part of a chosen-one-style prophecy?

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[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] would dramatically drone on and on about it, because, of course he would be the chosen one. After all, he’s the smartest, bravest, wonderful-est prince ever.

WWYCD if they came face to face with a mythological creature, like a unicorn or a dragon? [name_u]Or[/name_u] maybe both?

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[name_f]Celeste[/name_f] would probably walk towards it slowly, and, if it didn’t seem angry or territorial, hold her hand out for the creature to sniff, then try to pet it. She would not be scared, because, if it was territorial, she has a sword and knows how to use it :grin: (she is a knight, after all!)

WWYCD if they were at a shop/market/wherever you please and a baby started crying, like really bawling their eyes out, next to them?

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[name_m]Lysander[/name_m] would scoop the baby into his arms and rock it back and forth, very gently, while telling some kind of story to keep the poor thing calm. When the child’s parent(s) returned [name_m]Lysander[/name_m] would hand them back the baby, while glaring darkly. Why did they leave their child unattended?

WWYCD if they traveled hours to the beach for a long overdue vacation, only to discover they left their swimsuit at home?

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Despite the act that it would probably result in the authorities being called, she would certainly go skinny dipping. Where she’s from, it would be totally normal to skinny dip! [name_f]Hesperia[/name_f] doesn’t even own a swimsuit, actually.

WWYCD if they were walking home at night and realised someone was following them?

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[name_f]Eilona[/name_f] would instantly be on her guard, but she’d hide it and continue on as if nothing was wrong. She would subtly change course and lead them somewhere were she could ambush them. She’d kill if she had to, but she’d prefer to knock them out or injure them so she could, ironically, bring them straight to her home, as she was born and raised in a prison. She technically doesn’t have the authority to arrest, but she’d hope her adoptive father, one of the prison’s Inspectors, would overlook it if it was someone important. If not, she’d likely fear punishment for acting above her station.

WWYCD if they were forced to relive their worst memory, but they could chose one person to accompany them for support?

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[name_f]Anouk[/name_f] would probably take [name_m]Ozzy[/name_m] with her, because he’d do a good job at distracting her, seeing how he’s such an upbeat, all over the place kinda guy. She definitely wouldn’t take [name_f]Persephone[/name_f], because she would just emphasize all the possible times [name_f]Anouk[/name_f] could die, even though she loves her. :joy:

wwycd if they found a homeless puppy on the side of the street?

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Depends on the day. Before her father sent her to Turkey, she might have even killed it – just because she can. However, while she’s in Istanbul and during her travels to Ünye, she meets [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u]. He changes something in her – she transitions from the heartless demon to the demon who hates everyone except the sunshine boy. If she was trying to catch Hyacinth’s attention, she would definitely care for it, maybe take it home… If [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u] was not around, she would likely give it food and then be on her way.

(female characters) WWYCD if their best friend spread a rumour about them that they were pregnant?

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[name_f]Rose[/name_f] would be highly confused – her two best friends (she’s not close with many people, so if you’re friends with her you’re basically automatic besties even if that’s not really how things work) are siblings in her year who live just one street away from her and know full well she’s never even had a crush on anyone, never mind had sex with them. It’d be an obvious lie and make zero sense, but it would make it highly easy to shoot down quickly.

WWYCD if they were offered drugs by a friend?