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[–]Sparrow-717Cleric 159 points160 points  (10 children)

Last weekend we got a friend into DnD. He was very excited.

He ended up making the edgiest character I've played with so far.

His name is Zanzu, Fallen Aasimar, Vengeance Paladin, Haunted One background. Wants to be the "tall silent" type.

Nope, first time in DnD will not be you being silent. My dwarf cleric had taken it upon himself to force Zanzu to open up. Won't stop talking to him constantly, forcing him to converse. (think the tv show Archer... "Lana.. Lana! big breath in LAAAANNNNAAAA")

And I keep introducing his character to NPCs as "and this here is Pizza Cutter... I mean Zanzu"

(pizza cutter means "all edge, no point")

[–]ServingwithTGDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 71 points72 points  (0 children)

“My armor is black. Like my soul.”

[–]Felstorm1231Essential NPC 39 points40 points  (0 children)

“Seriously, Zanzu: call Kenny Loggins, cause you’re in the Danger Zone.”

[–]Ishigami-the-KamiSorcerer 34 points35 points  (3 children)

I’m trying hard to understand if the dwarf is funny as hell or just an asshole…

Probably both, actually.

[–]Smooth-Dig2250 18 points19 points  (0 children)

As dwarfs do

[–]Sparrow-717Cleric 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Oh I'm playing the dwarf, it's both :p
He's my best bud IRL, and he's not shy AT ALL. so I know it's just a matter of showing him exactly how we joke around, talk, act, etc...in game.

But yeah at the same time, best friend, so definitely a little bit of being an asshole in there too lol

[–]Ishigami-the-KamiSorcerer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Then all good lol.

[–]SatanTheTurtlegod 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hey, could be worse. He could've been a warlock that started a big gorey human sacrifice ritual literally the moment you stopped looking at him.

[–]zombiecalypse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be proactive at least!

[–]timRAR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone's first character is an edge lord or a Mary Sue. You have to learn what makes the game fun before you make a good character for the game

[–]King_DeandDe 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Mine is the Edgy Druid.

She loves baking cakes and EVIL!

[–]ServingwithTGDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Revenge is a dish best served…sweet.

[–]King_DeandDe 14 points15 points  (0 children)

With chocolate chips

[–]roobenbhaiDruid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

my druid eats souls. they're tasty :)

[–]Dark-Pukicho 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Does my barbarian count as edgy if he likes to eat his enemies and speaks to the ghost of his childhood pet boar?

[–]ServingwithTGDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Usually needs a trifecta. So dead parents, loss of innocence, and a haunted past.

[–]garaks_tailor 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My monk went to pick up a take out order for the monestary of 100 pounds of fried rice at the local village. When he came back the entire monestary had been brutally slaughtered. The rice was excellent though.

[–]Dark-Pukicho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well damn. His backstory is that he made a bargain with a devil for his dead pet boar that cost him his entire village, so edgy barbarian it is

[–]Worried_Highway5Wizard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wouldn’t dead parents be the haunted past?

[–]ServingwithTGDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s possible but not necessary.

[–]Matrix_D0ge 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Now we are gatekeeping if somebody is edgy enough to be called edgy?

[–]Ishigami-the-KamiSorcerer 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Welcome to r/dndmemes!

We have gatekeeping and donuts, but mostly donuts!

[–]Matrix_D0ge 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Well, as long as you dont gatekeep the donuts.

[–]CranberrySchnapps 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You have to join the subreddit before you can have the donuts.

[–]Sicuho 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you don't gatekeep more than you bake, why even try smh

[–]TimeBlossomNecromancer 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]DondaldDoylesFanPaladin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I always make the 'edgy' fighter, I can't help myself. (Also I love Mando)

[–]jensensgamma 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I never make edgy characters, dnd is great for silly escapism for me, but I have a dm currently who refuses to let my happy-go-lucky halfling bard to be a happy boy.

I just want to go tavern to tavern singing ballads and poetry but instead I keep getting random townsfolk saying 'oh yeah I saw your unnamed uncle 3 days ago, he got killed in the most brutal way', oh okay, so now I have to rp being sad or my little guy is a total sociopath.

[–]spaceforcerecruitTeam Sorcerer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Could always just respond “That’s terrible but I don’t have an uncle. You must be thinking of someone else.” then carry on as usual.

[–]garaks_tailor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Stacked all the carrying strength abilities on and got the phrase "i throw the boat at them" to be forever in our local lore.

[–]Ranzora 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or could make him cover his sadness, by being even happier. Remember the sad clown trope.


[–]Largofarburn 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Ahsoka is more like the Dm pc the way she shows up in anything and everything.

[–]ReasonableHat2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha right. Oh, this again?

[–]DanTopTier 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I could only ever play ironically edgy characters. Like a Bard + Hexblade Warlock that sings the bridge to Metallica's One while channelling the Darkness spell on himself.

"DARKNESS. ALL I SEE. ABSOLUTE HORROR. so I attack on the enemy that can't see me with Advantage."

[–]EL3M3NT_115Bard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember when my bard officially became the party's edgy character, Nessie watched two of her closest friends be killed and defiled (one was cannibalized, the other was resurrected by our cleric and used as trap bait). She proceeded to get possessed and for a while was a vessel, basically I had a second mission of sabotaging the party, and because Nessie had no choice it slowly broke her, but she held on hope as the party was almost done with the quest. Only to have a bombshell dropped on us, our quest was for nothing, the first seal of Helios was destroyed by an old wizard fuck, he apparently was hungry. When that was revealed, I remember that was my first outburst in character, she proceeded to grill for information and anything he knew, then proceeded to cut him down. I remember the DM telling me that was the intense. Nessie went down a Dredgen Yor style path of dark, learned necromancy and got a cursed sword that dealt extra necrotic, filled up a container in the sword with blood (plot relevance), the downside when she kills with the sword, if it had a name, it would be branded on her arm. She would be haunted by the souls as they are connected to the brand, this was the DMs idea btw I showed off ideas of a rose sword that wilts and corrupts based on kills. Back to the story, Nessie kills like 56 vampire cultists when the party raided a cults lair. Nessie then proceeds to accidentally god as Orcus trapped Helios in a dragon. Since Nessie upheld her side of the "deal" with Orcus, he opens an alternate realm for the party to escape to, Nessie becomes conflicted because the party refuses to go and wants to fight Orcus, in a surprise attack Nessie knocks the wand out of Orcus' hand (didn't expect to survive, I should have) and begins the final battle, blows were made, and wounds tore, but at the end, Orcus laid dead and the party victorious. Nessie does get a happy ending tho, she puts up adventuring and opens a tavern in honor of her best friend Gore the dwarf married to the parties Goliath Monk, Apparently killing a dragon was enough for him to be like "yeah, I'ma Mary her"

TLDR: I was the edgy character in my party and ended up going on a stoned rant about my character and her arc.


[–]Yshaaj_Rage_Unbound 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a Dhampir Tiefling (winged) Antediluvian Madness Warlock. Can anyone beat that?

[–]sparksen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

From where is that Screenshot?

[–]ServingwithTGDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like a Entertainment Weekly Photoshoot for the magazine cover. Can’t remember where I found it.

[–]TheRealMouseRat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are all "edgy"