I usually like to make my characters after these tropes:
#1: The Hero
The hero (Applies to males and females) is a strong, determined, and just. He defeats his enemies but is willing to toon weakness. He fights to defend others, and puts others before himself. It's always the heroes job to protect the weak.
#2: The Princess
The princess (Applies to females mostly) is a kind, gentle, and fair soul. She likes the Hero and despises the Villain. She usually like cute things, but u can change this if u like.
#3: The Villain
The villain likes to cause harm to others. He usually can be found making evil plots from his base of operations. He hates the hero because the hero is the opposite of him. The villain does horrible things like kidnap children, destroy cities, and kidnaps the princess.
#4: The Mentor
The mentor teaches the hero all needs to know and is usually where he finds his inspiration. Something u can do is have the villain kill the mentor so that the hero has meer reason to fight the villain.
#5: The Subordinates
These guys are necessary to the villain, but the villain can treat them like crap. Some can stay loyal to the villain and eventually gain his respect of they can betray the villain and become good guys.
Thanks for reading and I hoped I helped all the new writers on Fanpop :)