Because a huge percentage of the readers here are authors, writers, fan fic'ers, and/or people who make up stories in their head:
How do characters come to you?
I have been reading about this lately, and I think I may be doing some kind of primitive outlining/snowflake method with my writing where I start with a plot of a few sentences and a handful of protagonists and then I start pasting qualities onto them from there. Somewhere in that process the magic happens. I'm given to understand, however, that there are 8,572 other methods out there to creating/discovering/meeting new characters.
OPEN THREAD BELOW!
(Please try to be respectful that there are a lot of right ways and possibly no wrong way to go about all this.)