Whenever I create a character, I always tend to make them appear as an already axisting one from another book or movie. When creating the character, I first think of their traits and atributes. What makes them, them. How they fight, talk, act, react, ect. But I always, ALWAYS, compare that character to the next closet already existing character from something else, if that makes sense.
So my "template" of what my character looks like is always based off of someone else. What are some tips to make my characters appearances original?