I know there's a thread about what came first, the character or the doll, but I'm more interested in stories of any dolls that have evolved into characters different than what you originally intended. As an example, I've recently actually had this happen with my boy, Esme. Esme was originally going to be just another overly feminine boy. I had several almost cross-dressing clothes designs for him, the fabric was bought (I actually still have it), etc. These clothes, of course, never got made, and over time, Esme's acquired a little bit of damage unfitting of his original character as this prim, overly girlish boy who never got his hands dirty. So I looked at his slightly scuffed face and broken fingers as more of a character enhancer than something for me to be overly upset about, and I have, for the past year, played with the idea of changing him up into something different. Thus, once I can afford to get everything, my prim and proper Esme will turn into a steampunk inspired character, who is a little bit rougher around the edges than what I originally intended. I'm actually kind of thrilled. This change of looks has gotten me back into the hobby again. So has this happen to anyone else? What extremes did you go to? What kind of things did you change? What inspired the change? Or do you think doll characters should be "set in stone", so to speak?