So I'm looking for everyone's top 3.
This is the background for exit pursued by a bear's PCs 8 didn't know he didn't put it on the sheets.
Ok, my character concepts are as follows:
For the Jedi Master Character, I have in mind an idea inspired by Star Treks II and III. This character was never taught how to use the force, but through a chance of fate: they gained the knowledge and experience of a fallen Jedi Knight. After the Clone Wars, this old soldier would retire to a relatively peaceful life tending to vehicles as a mechanic. Then, during the Galactic Civil War, their connect to the Force sparked: and they were forced to teach themselves the way of the force, guided by the memories of their fallen Jedi comrade. I can envision this being a particularly long-lived Clone Trooper (CT 5711) who can't remember whether or not he pulled the trigger, killing his Jedi partner, or a young fighter named Eli who joined the Jedi's side when the war came to his home planet.
Statswise: this would be a Guardian Career Human, with specializations in Warleader, Armorer, and Soresu Defender.
For the Apprentice, I am proposing a youn Human from a heavily Industrialized Core World named Tycho. Throughout his adolesence, he has floated just above the poverty line by racing whatever he could for whomever was willing to pay him. He could have made more money as racer, but always cared too much for his friends who were still struggling to eat. This was not simply charity, however: they had saved his life (or at least his freedom from incarceration) a handful of times and has supporting him when he needed helm too. During his last race, there was a terrible accident wherein many racers lost their lives. There was no way that Tycho should have lived, but he did. He couldn't explain why, but he knew--in the blink of an eye-- to overextend his port ailerons. Normally when he flew, he could "feel" all the different paths he could take, but this time there was only one. Most said he cheated, or that he acted malliciously. Even if Tycho had wanted to, there would have been an uproar had he tried to claim the grand prize for finishing the race. All Tycho wanted to do was retire into the shadows and learn more about the strange abilities he possessed.
Statswise: this Human Character would have the Sentinel Career and the Racer Specialization. At the point of character creation, he will be very middling in any combat situations. He's very much still a kid no matter how resourceful of a pilot he may be.
Equinox is top as they are interested in apprentice only. I prefer a smaller group of characters. Equinox is enthusiastic and will hopefully help keep up a good pace with the pbp.
Seth is a close second. I think his matter character has a lot to say about what it means to be a Jedi in a time of chaos.
Followed by titus or bear tied at third.