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10th Apr '16 11:55:50 AM Prime32
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** Rin Satsuki is also prone to this treatment, being a DummiedOut character from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. There is literally no characterization of her at all. In fact, there isn't even any artwork of her except for a few unused sprites in the game's code. However, most agree that [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/images/9/9b/Th06Rin.jpg this image]] is probably supposed to be her.

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** Rin Satsuki is also prone to this treatment, being a DummiedOut character from Embodiment ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. There Devil''. The only remaining piece of data is literally no characterization of her at all. In fact, there isn't even any artwork of name, though fans sometimes associate her except for a few unused sprites in the game's code. However, most agree that with [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/images/9/9b/Th06Rin.jpg this image]] is probably supposed image drawn by ZUN]] (later confirmed to be her.a random sketch which doesn't represent anyone) and a throwaway line of dialogue where Marisa refers to a nurse.
5th Apr '16 12:51:03 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The unnamed girl from ''The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya'' was often used as this in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' fanfiction until the release of ''The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya'', where she was given a name (Watahashi Yasumi) and a backstory which {{Jossed}} pretty much all interpretations of the character overnight. Less commonly, the unnamed boy with glasses whose life Kyon saves in ''The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya'' is used for authors who want to write about Kyon's sister's age group.

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* The unnamed girl from ''The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya'' was often used as this in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' fanfiction until the release of ''The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya'', where she was given a name (Watahashi Yasumi) and a backstory which {{Jossed}} pretty much all interpretations of the character overnight. Less commonly, the unnamed boy with glasses whose life Kyon saves in ''The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya'' is Suzumiya'', as well as Kyon's sister's friend Yoshimura Miyoko[[note]]who only appears in an autobiographical story told by Kyon, though she does make an appearance in the manga adaptation[[/note]] are used for authors who want to write about Kyon's sister's age group.



* Writers of ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fan fiction who want to focus on [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kyoko]] will frequently depict her dead family members from her life before she became a magical girl, if they don't bring them BackFromTheDead altogether. Of the three, we know only that her sister was named Momo and that her father was a priest who (according to [[UnreliableExpositor his daughter]]) was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth until he WentMadFromTheRevelation and [[spoiler:killed himself, his wife, and Momo because of Kyoko's wish inadvertently giving him a CompellingVoice]]. Despite only existing to facilitate a {{Dark Magical Girl}}'s DarkAndTroubledPast and FreudianExcuse, Kyoko's father is even listed on Website/{{Fan Fiction Dot Net}}'s character filter!

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* Writers of ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fan fiction who want to focus on [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kyoko]] will frequently depict her dead family members from her life before she became a magical girl, if they don't bring them BackFromTheDead altogether. Of the three, we know only that her sister was named Momo and that her father was a priest who (according to [[UnreliableExpositor his daughter]]) was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth until he WentMadFromTheRevelation [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Went Mad From the Revelation]] and [[spoiler:killed himself, his wife, and Momo because of Kyoko's wish inadvertently giving him a CompellingVoice]]. Despite only existing to facilitate a {{Dark Magical Girl}}'s DarkAndTroubledPast and FreudianExcuse, Kyoko's father is even listed on Website/{{Fan Fiction Dot Net}}'s character filter!filter! In contrast, [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan Mami's]] dead parents almost never appear in fanfic, not even in flashbacks.
5th Apr '16 12:46:48 PM BrendanRizzo
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** Amber Fuji is the protagonist of quite a lot of fanfics for a character who appears for less than ten minutes in a single movie (in a anime whose movies are [[LooseCanon only tenuously tied to the series to begin with]] at that) [[PosthumousCharacter has been dead for years before the series even begins]] - though she has slightly more of a presence in the radio drama version - and whose existence is known to precisely none of the main characters at any point. Yet when she appears, it's inevitably an [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] in which she either is successfully resurrected or never died to begin with, goes on her own journey, and is [[SturgeonsLaw inevitably]] made into a MarySue for the pairing of the author's choice. [[FirstInstallmentWins Strange how this never happens with most other movie-only characters...]]

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** Amber Fuji is the protagonist of quite a lot of fanfics for a character who appears for less than ten minutes in a single movie (in movie[[note]]albeit with slightly more presence in the radio drama version[[/note]](in a anime whose movies are [[LooseCanon only tenuously tied to the series to begin with]] at that) that), [[PosthumousCharacter has been dead for years before the series even begins]] - though she has slightly more of a presence in the radio drama version - and whose existence is known to precisely none of the main characters at any point. Yet when she appears, it's inevitably an [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] in which she either is successfully resurrected or never died to begin with, goes on her own journey, and is [[SturgeonsLaw inevitably]] made into a MarySue for the pairing of the author's choice. [[FirstInstallmentWins Strange how this never happens with most other movie-only characters...]]


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* Writers of ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fan fiction who want to focus on [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kyoko]] will frequently depict her dead family members from her life before she became a magical girl, if they don't bring them BackFromTheDead altogether. Of the three, we know only that her sister was named Momo and that her father was a priest who (according to [[UnreliableExpositor his daughter]]) was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth until he WentMadFromTheRevelation and [[spoiler:killed himself, his wife, and Momo because of Kyoko's wish inadvertently giving him a CompellingVoice]]. Despite only existing to facilitate a {{Dark Magical Girl}}'s DarkAndTroubledPast and FreudianExcuse, Kyoko's father is even listed on Website/{{Fan Fiction Dot Net}}'s character filter!
25th Mar '16 6:10:46 PM Doug86
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** He appears in the short story ''AStudyInEmerald'' as [[spoiler:the narrator]]

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** He appears in the short story ''AStudyInEmerald'' ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' as [[spoiler:the narrator]]
20th Mar '16 3:49:24 PM HereticalShinigami
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* Erwin from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Both her attire, which includes a German general's peaked hat and jacket from WW2, and her personality, of a history geek who has even borrowed Rommel's name, she's quite popular with the fans, and as a result features in a relatively large number of fanfics with an increased role, even in the relatively small GuP fandom.

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* Erwin from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Both Due to both her attire, which includes a German general's peaked hat and jacket from WW2, and her personality, of a history geek who has even borrowed Rommel's name, name (to the point she verges on expy status), she's quite popular with the fans, and as a result features in a relatively large number of fanfics with an a greatly increased role, even in the relatively small GuP fandom.fandom of this anime.
20th Mar '16 3:47:38 PM HereticalShinigami
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* Erwin from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Both her attire, which includes a German general's peaked hat and jacket from WW2, and her personality, of a history geek who has even borrowed Rommel's name, she's quite popular with the fans, and as a result features in a relatively large number of fanfics with an increased role, even in the relatively small GuP fandom.
9th Mar '16 4:58:43 AM Pichu-kun
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** Amber Fuji is the protagonist of quite a lot of fanfics for a character who appears for less than ten minutes in a single movie (in a anime whose movies are [[LooseCanon only tenuously tied to the series to begin with]] at that) [[PosthumousCharacter has been dead for years before the series even begins]] - though she has slightly more of a presence in radio drama version - and whose existence is known to precisely none of the main characters at any point. Yet when she appears, it's inevitably an [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] in which she either is successfully resurrected or never died to begin with, goes on her own journey, and is [[SturgeonsLaw inevitably]] made into a MarySue for the pairing of the author's choice. [[FirstInstallmentWins Strange how this never happens with most other movie-only characters...]]

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** Amber Fuji is the protagonist of quite a lot of fanfics for a character who appears for less than ten minutes in a single movie (in a anime whose movies are [[LooseCanon only tenuously tied to the series to begin with]] at that) [[PosthumousCharacter has been dead for years before the series even begins]] - though she has slightly more of a presence in the radio drama version - and whose existence is known to precisely none of the main characters at any point. Yet when she appears, it's inevitably an [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] in which she either is successfully resurrected or never died to begin with, goes on her own journey, and is [[SturgeonsLaw inevitably]] made into a MarySue for the pairing of the author's choice. [[FirstInstallmentWins Strange how this never happens with most other movie-only characters...]]



* The siblings parents aren't given much spotlight in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', in fact Elsa's mother has exactly one line before her death. Due to the fact they're such extraordinarily important characters fanfic writers have many interpretations of them, from well-meaning parents to secretly afraid of Elsa.

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* The siblings parents aren't given much spotlight in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', and in fact Elsa's mother has exactly one line before her death. Due to the fact they're such extraordinarily important characters fanfic writers have many interpretations of them, from well-meaning parents to secretly afraid of Elsa.



* Pretty much the point of MyLittlePony. Often ponies who don't appear in the show (or just appear in the background) get toys. 1980's ponies had a brief (and often bizarre) story on their backcard, whereas more modern ponies just have a sentence about them (such as "likes to write stories.")

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* Pretty much the point of MyLittlePony. Often ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''. Most ponies who don't appear in the show (or just appear in the background) adaptations and even many who do ate lucky to get toys. 1980's a single line. G1 ponies had a brief (and often bizarre) story on their backcard, whereas more modern ponies just have a sentence about them (such as "likes to write stories.")") This leaves almost everyone up to interpretation.



* Just about any ''{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that places characters from the games (Brendan, Lucas, Leaf, etc.) into the anime's continuity will make use of this principle to some extent, since most of said characters never appeared on the show outside of 3-second cameos, with Leaf never appearing at all. There's no set pattern for what personalities writers assign them, but there's usually a good chance that they will be used for {{Shipping}} somehow.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Just about any ''{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that places characters from the games (Brendan, Lucas, Leaf, etc.) into the anime's continuity will make use of this principle to some extent, since most of said characters never appeared on the show outside of 3-second cameos, with Leaf never appearing at all. There's no set pattern for what personalities writers assign them, but there's usually a good chance that they will be used for {{Shipping}} somehow.



* Commonly done to Dark Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. In the video games, Dark Link is a mindless, monstrous obstacle, usually representing the evil in Link. [[SelfFanservice But fanfiction writers and fanartists tend to give him]] [[TheBlank a face]] and personality.
** Link himself, whose dialogue [[HeroicMime is limited to the player picking 'yes' or 'no' when asked a question]] ([[ButThouMust and "no" usually gets you a re-statement of said question]]) lends himself to this. The main character of a video game is often a [[FeaturelessProtagonist blank slate for the player to write him/herself onto]], after all.
*** Later versions of Link manage to have ''some'' personality (most notably ''Wind Waker'' has a few SilentSnarker moments, while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has his relationship with Zelda and a BerserkButton or two) which makes them easier to write while still being vague enough to write your own way.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Commonly done to Dark Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.Link. In the video games, Dark Link is a mindless, monstrous obstacle, usually representing the evil in Link. [[SelfFanservice But fanfiction writers and fanartists tend to give him]] [[TheBlank a face]] and personality.
** Link himself, whose dialogue [[HeroicMime is limited to the player picking 'yes' or 'no' when asked a question]] ([[ButThouMust and "no" usually gets you a re-statement of said question]]) lends himself to this. The main character of a video game is often a [[FeaturelessProtagonist blank slate for the player to write him/herself onto]], after all.
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all. Later versions of Link manage to have ''some'' personality (most notably ''Wind Waker'' has a few SilentSnarker moments, while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has his relationship with Zelda and a BerserkButton or two) which makes them easier to write while still being vague enough to write your own way.
7th Mar '16 11:05:41 AM GMantis
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** Also, many of the other tributes from Katniss's games have be used this way. Glimmer, Marvel, Thresh, the girl from 4, the boy from 3 who dug up the mines, and the girl from 8 whom the careers killed the first night, are all distinct enough that they aren't ''completely'' anonymous, but have almost no defined characteristics or personality.

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** Also, many of the other tributes from Katniss's games have be used this way. Glimmer, Marvel, Thresh, Foxface, the girl from 4, the boy from 3 who dug up the mines, and the girl from 8 whom the careers killed the first night, are all distinct enough that they aren't ''completely'' anonymous, but have almost no defined characteristics or personality.
7th Mar '16 11:02:22 AM GMantis
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** Daphne Greengrass also gets a lot of attention when authors need a sympathetic Slytherin girl, as she's rarely if ever mentioned in the same negative light as Draco or Pansy in the books (and probably because Draco hooks up with her sister after his HeelFaceTurn). Typically she's said to come from a neutral wizarding family or otherwise isn't connected with the rest of her house, possessing the same traits that Slytherins are known for but without invoking AmbitionIsEvil. Tracey Davis also gets this to a lesser extent.

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** Daphne Greengrass also gets a lot of attention when authors need a sympathetic Slytherin girl, as she's rarely if ever mentioned in the same negative light as Draco or Pansy just once in the books (and probably because Draco hooks up with her sister after his HeelFaceTurn). Typically she's said to come from a neutral wizarding family or otherwise isn't connected with the rest of her house, possessing the same traits that Slytherins are known for but without invoking AmbitionIsEvil. Tracey Davis (who's not even mentioned in the books, appearing only in an early draft list of students in Harry's year) also gets this to a lesser extent.
12th Feb '16 7:31:40 AM henry42
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%%** Professor Aurora Sinistra.



** Fanfic writers are also fond of writing about the main characters' kids' school days, when they don't just [[BrokenBase ignore the epilogue entirely.]]
*** By the same token we have the spouses of the characters who HookedUpAfterwards. Draco's wife, Astoria/Asteria Greengrass, is usually either a sympathetic Slytherin or a victim of DieForOurShip. Percy's wife, Audrey, is either a sweet girl or a rebellious firebrand [[OppositesAttract in contrast to her husband]]; she may also be a {{Muggle}}. Luna's husband, Rolf Scamander, is implied by WordOfGod to be an adventurous naturalist.

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** Fanfic writers are also fond of writing about the main characters' kids' school days, when they don't just [[BrokenBase [[FanonDiscontinuity ignore the epilogue entirely.]]
*** ** By the same token we have the spouses of the characters who HookedUpAfterwards. Draco's wife, Astoria/Asteria Greengrass, is usually either a sympathetic Slytherin or a victim of DieForOurShip. Percy's wife, Audrey, is either a sweet girl or a rebellious firebrand [[OppositesAttract in contrast to her husband]]; she may also be a {{Muggle}}. Luna's husband, Rolf Scamander, is implied by WordOfGod to be an adventurous naturalist.


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%%** Professor Aurora Sinistra.
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