I was gonna keep mine a secret, but that's out the winder, so... Not out of privacy either, just to see how long it took to be found out.
My first character was Darsyn Syntranos. Made him all the way back in 2001. He's since retired, and I had thoughts of bringing him back, but I'd need a spectacular story. I think he became Director of Starfleet Security or something like that, but my creativity well just dried up. And that was about 5 and a half years worth of work.
I'm not that great at making characters. I tend to go overboard and then wonder why I have trouble writing for them. That's usually why I tend to leave the site for a while and come back with a fresh perspective. Or like with Darsyn, I just run out of steam. Some of my characters have a conclusive end like poor Pheral Ohmsford. I miss writing for him but I was going through a hard time in real life so I had to kill him off. Kinda wish I hadn't but that death scene was too good.
I keep coming back because this site got me hooked on writing and I've been here off and on for 20 years. Most of it on. You'd think I'd be better at creating characters by now. Xenara Xardeen is some of my best work in my own opinion, but I still wonder how long I'm going to get to write for her before I...retire her.
Like I said, I'd love to bring back Darsyn, and I don't really care about the points, I just think it would be a lot of fun to have him involved in a sitewide or even his old ship.