Character creation is one of the first activities players encounter after installing Champions Online. It's a step by step process through which a player creates a unique avatar to represent oneself within the game. Several choices made during character creation cannot be undone, but the vast majority can be changed once a player has progressed beyond the character creation interface and into the game itself.
Once a character logs into the game, the character creation process is begun by clicking on the button labeled "New Champion," in the top-left corner of the screen.
The first decision to be made when creating a character is the selection of a framework. Frameworks are a predefined group of super powers in the Champions Online game. Each includes abilities designed around a single theme, and often these powers share special effects which build upon one another during play. There are currently nineteen core frameworks for a player to choose from at character creation. Each is balanced to provide a new hero with everything needed to succeed in the early game, and includes:
It's also possible to create a custom framework, selecting a characters's initial powers and innate characteristic from those offered in any of the nineteen power frameworks. This allows extra freedom when selecting a character's abilities, but is only recommended for those familiar with the game or who desire complete control over their character's design.
Electricity Channel the power of the storm. Fling lightning bolts at those who displease you.
Fire Wield the heat of the inferno to damage every enemy in front of you with.
Force Wield raw kinetic energy for protection and offensive attacks.
Ice Damage your foes with bitter cold, slowing them and locking them in freezing ice.
Archery Use your arrows to attack enemies with precision and hold them at range.
Gadgeteering Create gadgets, toys, and equipment for any situation.
Munitions Utilize offensive firepower combined with peerless aim to bring your enemies to justice.
Power Armor Electronic systems and advanced weaponry make you a force to be reckoned with.
Dual Blades Wield your blades against multiple foes, lashing out with incredible speed.
Fighting Claws Strike quickly and remain in motion to strike at your foes where it hurts most.
Single Blade Unleash devastating strikes that leave your target weakened after the attack is done.
Martial Arts Use your body as a weapon to defeat many opponents at the same time.
Telekinesis Do battle with your mind, creating weapons out of thin air to strike your foes.
Telepathy Use the powers of your mind to manipulate the world around you.
Might Your attack are slow and measured, but connect with frightening force.
Celestial Wield pure dimensional energies to heal your allies and harm your foes.
Darkness Dimensional energies of darkness are yours to use against your enemies.
Supernatural Use mystical energies that infuse your very being to strike at those who stand against you.
Sorcery Tap into the mystical energies of the universe to accomplish your goals.
As with facial types, Champions Online provides a selection of preset body types that allow players to customize a character. Clicking on any of these preset body types will apply it to the character, ==