Mullets, Tigers, and Meth – Or, New Inspiration for D&D Characters

Hey all you cool cats and kittens! If you’re like me, then you’ve run out of everything good to watch on Netflix. Last weekend my husband and I finally caved and gave into watching the Tiger King documentary series. At first I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it through all the episodes. But man, I got hooked.

Netflix’s Tiger King

Now I know it’s not the time for D&D groups to meet up unless you’re playing through Zoom or FB Messenger, but I thought that the participants of Tiger King would make some great inspiration in case you are working on creating a new character.

For this particular post, I thought we would stick with the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic.

Joe Exotic

I think if I were making a character based off Joe Exotic, I would make him a human bard with an entertainer background. With creating songs like “I Saw a Tiger” and “Here Kitty, Kitty,” a bard class suits Mr. Exotic. Also, like many bard characters I have played with, he tends to have inappropriate romantic relationships.

Our character’s skills would definitely rate high in Animal Handling, Survival, Deception, Performance, and Persuasion.

As far as alignment goes, I couldn’t decide between chaotic evil or chaotic neutral. There were times while watching the series that I found myself feeling a little bad for Joe Exotic, but most of the time I felt that he was an incredibly selfish and deranged man. So, you could probably go either way with that one.

Some amazing fan art by twitter user @unimga720

Who else from Tiger King would you use to inspire a new D&D character? Do you think Carole Baskin killed her husband? We would love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments!

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