The design team needed a foil for their unlikable mage.  Raistlin needed a protector, plus the group needed a strong fighter.  Thus Caramon was born.  Harold Johnson suggested the two be twins, implying that they were destined to have been one whole person but were split up.

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This site contains pictures of all of your favourite Dragonlance characters.  There are featured pages for Raistlin, Caramon, Tanis, Tasslehoff, Flint, Goldmoon, Riverwind, Sturm, Tika, Laurana, Kitiara, Dalamar, Fizban, Lord Soth, Crysania, Gilthanas and Silvara, Mina, Usha, Palin, Steel, Gilthas and the Lioness, Linsha and Ulin Majere and other miscellaneous pictures.  There is artwork by Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Easley, Matt Stawicki, Daniel Horne, Keith Parkinson, Mark Zug, Brom, and other contributing artists to the world of Dragonlance.  Leave reviews for your favourite novels by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman including, Chronicles:  Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning; Legends:  Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, Test of the Twins; The Second Generation; Dragons of Summer Flame; The War of Souls:  Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Dragons of a Lost Star, Dragons of a Vanished Moon; The Dark Disciple:  Amber and Ashes, Amber and Iron (December 1, 2005), and Amber and Blood (TBA).