Using Outliner for characters?

Has anyone else used the Outliner feature for story characters? Right now I’ve got a file in the Research section that just has a simple paragraph on important characters. It’d be nice to use the outline feature to display a story’s characters at a glance.

Is this the best method, or is there an easier way: create a folder under research named Characters. Then create a separate file for each character I’d like to show up in the outline.

I’m sure someone else has already thought of this and it’s probably already a feature. I’m still a Scrivener newbie, so I’m sure I’ve missed it if it’s available.