Torment: Tides of Numenera contains a quite unique character creation system. The player begins the process by choosing the sex of his character. Then, you begin a dialogue with your inner self. Avoid nosediving and keep a steady pace - you should wake up on earth. Move the bowl by using might and apply Effort to unlock more lucent orbs.
Then, your job is to connect the orbs - each unlocks a short memory, contents of which are shaped by you. Every small decision matters, so make sure to act according to your chosen personality. Finally, you'll stand before mirror images of yourself. You can choose one of the images, and pick-up one of descriptors - an additional characteristic of your hero which has a certain influence over his statistics (check Descriptors for more details).
Once you've chosen an image, you'll need to fine-tune your statistics. The game will suggest a certain template basing on your previous choices and the chosen image. You don't have to follow that template - all statistics can be modified following your preferences. You can just as well create a charismatic warrior, or an agile sorcerer.