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These are character flaws that use rules in Unearthed Arcana. It is recommended that one reads these rules and familiarizes themselves with them before using any flaws in a campaign.

If you have an idea for a flaw that does not follow these guidelines, consider adding it to 100 Character Compulsions.


Flaws that are not part of April Fools, and are without an improving, reviewing, or removing template present.
Flaw Prerequisites Summary
Amputee Your race must have a functional version of the selected limb. You are missing a limb.
Anxious You have learned to speak quietly or been shown that speaking louder will get you into trouble.
Asthmatic Afflicted with a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing.
Aurophilia Find a penny, pick it up. Find gold, give it to me now!
Blind, Partially You're as blind as a bat.
Blind You are blind.
Brittle Bones You can feel things in your bones, and not in a good way.
Callous Variant You are insensitive to others' feelings, sometimes outright trampling them without notice.
Chivalrous Whether due to a vow or natural inclination, you do not fight women.
Clumsiness You have terrible coordination between your eyes and limbs.
Cold-Blooded You where raised in the arctic an cannot tolerate heat.
Command Word You have a secret command word, known to yourself and your creator, that forces you do the bidding of whomever speaks it.
Corruptible The character is easily led astray, even to the potentially fatal detriment of other party members.
Coward You are susceptible to fear.
Deaf You cannot hear.
Deep Scar You have suffered a deep wound somewhere on your body that prohibits you from partaking in greatly strenuous activities.
Ditzy You demonstrate a measure of airheadedness that can make even saints lose patience.
Dyslexia Although you learned to read and write, reading can be difficult, and writing is commonly misspelled. This has affected you throughout your life.
Family Curse Someone in the your family did something to earn the vengeful curse that has been placed on you all.
Fear of Magic You find magic incredibly frightening.
Fearless Your courage and overconfidence are extreme to the point of foolhardiness.
Forlorn of Men You are uncomfortable in the presence of humanoids.
Gullible You believe things, no matter how far fetched they seem.
Haemophilia Your blood does not form clots normally.
Haunted Boo!
Hemeralopia You cannot see in bright light.
High Metabolism You burn calories at a greater rate than average, though you gain no additional weight from such consumption.
Honest You cannot lie, and are disturbed when others do so.
Honorable Fighter You do not like fighting opponents who are armed with lesser weapons.
Hot-Blooded You were raised in the desert and cannot tolerate cold.
Hunted You have enemies who will stop at nothing to find you, enemies to whom you are vulnerable.
Hypochondriasis You are constantly worried of becoming sick and every bodily function is heavily scrutinized.
Impatient You find it simply unbearable to wait any longer than necessary.
Incompetent This person can't be trusted to do any thing, save sabotaging the enemy. This character can never get it right. If they ordered soup, he gives them salad.
Informal Training Though you learned the basics of fighting, you lack the skill and flexibility to apply your techniques properly in battle. When faced with a situation you didn't train for, you don't know what to do.
Loud You are loud in some fashion: Perhaps you can't help but speak your thoughts aloud, or maybe you are heavy-footed.
Love of Nature You do not wish harm upon any natural creature
Love the cloud Explosions everywhere. Gunfire or bombs .... flasks or rockets they are all so beautiful
Lovestruck You love someone with your whole heart and it shows when they're not around.
Low Pain Threshold
Magic Corrupting Touch You corrupt magical items that you touch.
Magical Hydrophobia
Magical Mania
Magnetic You become magnetic. Everything metal that comes within 5 sq ft of you attracts to you.
Malformed Vocal Cords In gaining the breath weapon, somehow your vocal cords were altered so that you speak in Draconic only and are hard to understand.
Merciful Good alignment Many times you don't have it in your heart to kill.
Monster Obsessed You have an innate interest in monsters that causes you to sometimes take unnecessary or risky actions.
Motion sickness You have a hard time getting around, on anything else but your feet
Music Lover You absolutely love to listen to music
Narcissistic Your devotion to your own beauty tends to be distracting.
Narcolepsy You have difficulty staying awake.
Near Sighted Character finds it hard to see things at greater distances.
Necrophilia You become aroused by the dead.
Night Blindness
Nocturnal Enuresis
Nyctalopia You cannot see in the dark.
Obese Let's just say you enjoy a good feast. Ten times a day.
Obsessive Compulsive
One-Armed You spent so much time working on one arm's strength that your other arm has suffered from lack-of-use.
Painful Aberrant Mark Your aberrant mark is especially painful to use.
Petit Mal Seizures
Phobia You are afraid of something.
Poor Saves Bad things happen to you: it's rather unfortunate.
Reincarnated Misfortune Things in this life remind you of things from your last, and these things make you sad.
Short Attention Span
Short Temper You get enraged easily, going berserk whenever you suffer damage.
Skinny Dipper You like to swim with no clothes on.
Stiff Your joints are not very flexible.
Substance Addiction You are physically or mentally dependent on some kind of addictive substance.
Sunblind You have difficulty functioning in direct sunlight due to your sensitive eyes.
Surgical Scars 3 or more grafts that have been removed. The removal of many grafts has left your body weakened and scared.
Tame Spirit Something about your being is civil to its core, and despite your lycanthropic affliction, you manage to hold some greater semblance of control.
Terrible Tumbler Kids roll down hills gracefully; you flail like a dying fish.
Tourette syndrome Your character has Tourette syndrome.
Traplover If you see a Trap you have the urge to set it off.
Uncontrollable Spell Resistance You have no control over your Spell Resistance
Unfocused You cannot concentrate on anything for too long.
Unlucky You seem to always fall short at the worst possible moment, right when it matters most.
Unready You are never ready for combat.
Unusually Formed Body There are parts of your body that are different from most other humanoids.
Urbanite While you may have travelled extensively at some point in your life, you always feel more at home in a large town or city. Wilderness life simply isn't for you.
Violent Racism You feel overwhelming hostility towards a particular race.
Vow of Silence You have vowed never to speak again.
Weak Stomach You simply cannot hold food and drink down, resulting in a frail, often malnourished character.
Weakened Power Your lifeblood is greatly weakened.
Flaws that are part of April Fools, and are without an improving, reviewing, or removing template present.
Flaw Prerequisites Summary
Clinically Depressed Robot You are a construct that has an intense depression beyond that of any human, because you have an intelligence beyond that of any human.
Exhibitionist A character with this flaw suffers the compulsive need to remove all of his equipment whenever encountering new creatures. The more creatures around, the stronger the compulsion, however the presence of young offspring of the creatures lessens this effect.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia You have an irrational fear of "big words" (usually words with seven or more syllables, or words that have a lengthy spelling (Constantinople, for instance)).
Rabbit Phobia
The Game You are playing the Game; the point of this game is to not remember you are playing it, or you lose.
Flaws associated with specific supplements that may not be suitable for all campaigns.
Flaws with one or many improving, reviewing, or removing templates present. Please help work on the problem presented on the template.
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