In the early 2010s the internet was rife with “Which character are you?” quizzes. Millennials all over the world flocked to Buzzfeed and similar sites to find out whether they were Slytherin or Gryffindor, or which character from The Office they were.
It was everywhere. The premise was simple: either a random generator would assign a character to you through chance, or you’d go through the rigmarole of answering personality quiz questions that inevitably you could cheat to get the character you wanted. The filters overwhelmed Instagram and every second Insta Story featured one of them.
But now, the humble character generator has been given new life on TikTok — just not for what the creators may have intended.