I did a search of the forums and couldn't find any one thread that specifically touched on this subject. If I missed it please let me know. Anyway as I've been browsing the various threads I've come across people who didn't buy a doll they liked because it didn't fit any of their preexisting characters, and I wanted to know exactly how common this is. How many of you only buy a doll if it fits a character you already have, or can at least fit in the world you've created? Or do you buy a doll because you like the way it looks, and then create it's character (or have it's character manifest) as you interact with it? I recently purchased my first BJD and I bought it mostly because I liked the way he looked, and the outfit he had on. He doesn't exactly fit any established characters I have, but he wouldn't be out of place in my world. And that in itself was purely by accident. Yet considering I tend to be attracted to the same kinds of things it makes sense that any doll I would feel some connection to would share similar traits/features/etc, to other things I like. Personally though I feel I'm the kind of person who doesn't have to have a doll that looks or reminds me of or is going to act like a certain character I have in my head or in a story. But that's me, what about you?