The best Paladins are only two foot six and ride adorable dogs.
The idea for a character can come from anywhere. Such as the need to make a big, angry dude with a chainsaw.
Thanks to some Unearthed Arcana articles, we can finally build a spiky-haired anime protagonist with mysterious powers and an unfeasibly huge sword.
There are few things as deadly as a seriously angry Goblin, even if they’re only three feet tall.
While a well-crafted support character can be an absolute joy to play, sometimes it helps if you can reduce an entire group of bandits to smouldering ash too. When it comes to D&D 5E this role is neatly filled by Light Domain Clerics.
The Open Legend system approaches character creation in an (appropriately) extremely open fashion, allowing for all manner of weird and wonderful builds.