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21st Sep '16 4:23:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Guardian Spirit from the first ''BatenKaitos'' game is supposed to be [[AnyoneYouKnow you]], and is therefore a sort of {{Featureless Protagonist}}. Naturally, there have been several fanfics written about the this character. Unfortunately, too many of these fics end up making the Spirit a female MarySue with a crush on Kalas. The term "Spirit Sue" was created by the fanbase to describe this particular interpretation of the character.

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* The Guardian Spirit from the first ''BatenKaitos'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' game is supposed to be [[AnyoneYouKnow you]], and is therefore a sort of {{Featureless Protagonist}}. Naturally, there have been several fanfics written about the this character. Unfortunately, too many of these fics end up making the Spirit a female MarySue with a crush on Kalas. The term "Spirit Sue" was created by the fanbase to describe this particular interpretation of the character.
28th Aug '16 1:46:03 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': The original "pilot" short for the series had a version of Adrien Agreste that was much different from the one of the original series (apparently an aloof "bad boy"-type that [[AllGirlsLikeBadBoys Marinette's smitten with]] and, as Chat Noir, was flirty with her (although for ulterior motives)). At some point in the remaking of the concept to an all-ages 3D cartoon, the writing team decided to give Adrien a redesign and make him a genuine NiceGuy (in a strict defiance of the aforementioned AllGirlsLikeBadBoys and also ICanChangeMyBeloved--the creator decided that it would give girls a pretty crappy example to follow), and now having declared their complete dislike of the original Adrien, he will most probably remain on the cutting floor even on the future Anime version. Fans jumped on to him, given him the FanNickname "Felix", and many fanfics have him as Adrien Agreste's AloofBigBrother (or aloof ''twin'') and the DeliberatelyBadExample version of Chat Noir (sometimes Adrien's predecessor on the role, sometimes sharing the role part-time with him--nevertheless, he has less chemistry with Marinette than Adrien does). The original "pilot" design for Marinette is also sometimes given the name "Bridgette" and has adventures alongside the rest of the cast, either being Marinette's sister or a cousin.
13th Aug '16 5:45:51 PM nombretomado
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* Terry Pratchett's ''{{Discworld}}'' has dozens and dozens of spear carriers, cameo roles, and placeholders. Named Assassins such as Alice Band, Miss Smith-Rhodes, Madame Deux-Epees, for instance, or the hero and adventurer Howondaland Smith. Characters like this are fertile turf for the fanfic writer. Howondaland Smith gets a tale of his own in ''Fanfic/TheBlackSheep'', which also features Miss Smith-Rhodes and Madame Deux-Epees in their fuller forms.

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* Terry Pratchett's ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has dozens and dozens of spear carriers, cameo roles, and placeholders. Named Assassins such as Alice Band, Miss Smith-Rhodes, Madame Deux-Epees, for instance, or the hero and adventurer Howondaland Smith. Characters like this are fertile turf for the fanfic writer. Howondaland Smith gets a tale of his own in ''Fanfic/TheBlackSheep'', which also features Miss Smith-Rhodes and Madame Deux-Epees in their fuller forms.
8th Aug '16 4:38:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were practically an entire species (or group of species) of OC Stand-Ins until ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' fully fleshed them out, jossing a whole lot of fan theories in the process.
** The Rookie in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' is this to a lesser degree, having no lines beyond grunts, no visible face (he always has his helmet on), and no identification beyond the initials "JD"; the designers claim this was intentional, to better allow the player to integrate with the character. Spartan-B312 in ''Halo: Reach'' is this even more so, with male and female voice sets, and armor customization that is persistent throughout both campaign and multiplayer; this was done for the same reasons as the Rookie.

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The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' were practically an entire species (or group of species) of OC Stand-Ins until ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' fully fleshed them out, jossing a whole lot of fan theories in the process.
** The Rookie in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' is this to a lesser degree, having no lines beyond grunts, no visible face (he always has his helmet on), and no identification beyond the initials "JD"; the designers claim this was intentional, to better allow the player to integrate with the character. Spartan-B312 in ''Halo: Reach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' is this even more so, with male and female voice sets, and armor customization that is persistent throughout both campaign and multiplayer; this was done for the same reasons as the Rookie.Rookie. The members of Fireteam Crimson in ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} Spartan Ops]]'' are also this, as they're literally your multiplayer characters put into the canon ''Halo'' universe.
6th Aug '16 6:59:20 PM BURGINABC
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A particularly successful [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of one of these is likely to [[AscendedFanon ascend into]] {{Fanon}} when other fans want to play with that version.

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A particularly successful [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of one of these is likely to [[AscendedFanon ascend into]] into {{Fanon}} when other fans want to play with that version.
6th Aug '16 6:02:41 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', many of Judy's fellow officers in the ZPD such as Francine, Fangmeyer, Wolford, [=McHorn=], and others often recieve this treatment. Another common target for this treatment is Jack Savage, a rabbit superspy[[note]]although OCStandIn uses of him often cast him in other roles besides secret agent so long as they are BadAss, such as a hard-nosed private detective or a reformed ex-hitman, further driving home that they are essentially an OC in all but name and appearance[[/note]] from an early concept of the movie.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', many of Judy's fellow officers in the ZPD such as Francine, Fangmeyer, Wolford, [=McHorn=], and others often recieve this treatment. treatment, due to being Judy's coworkers but having almost no characterization in the movie besides name and species.[[note]]Sometimes not even that; for example people can't seem to agree whether Fangmeyer is a wolf or a tiger[[/note]] Another common target for this treatment is Jack Savage, a rabbit superspy[[note]]although OCStandIn uses of him often cast him in other roles besides secret agent so long as they are BadAss, such as a hard-nosed private detective or a reformed ex-hitman, further driving home that they are essentially an OC in all but name and appearance[[/note]] from an early concept of the movie.
6th Aug '16 5:56:41 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', many of Judy's fellow officers in the ZPD such as Francine, Fangmeyer, Wolford, McHorn, and others often recieve this treatment. Another common target for this treatment is Jack Savage, a rabbit superspy[[note]]although OCStandIn uses of him often cast him in other roles besides secret agent so long as they are BadAss, such as a hard-nosed private detective or a reformed ex-hitman, further driving home that they are essentially an OC in all but name and appearance[[/note]] from an early concept of the movie.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', many of Judy's fellow officers in the ZPD such as Francine, Fangmeyer, Wolford, McHorn, [=McHorn=], and others often recieve this treatment. Another common target for this treatment is Jack Savage, a rabbit superspy[[note]]although OCStandIn uses of him often cast him in other roles besides secret agent so long as they are BadAss, such as a hard-nosed private detective or a reformed ex-hitman, further driving home that they are essentially an OC in all but name and appearance[[/note]] from an early concept of the movie.
6th Aug '16 5:52:17 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', many of Judy's fellow officers in the ZPD such as Francine, Fangmeyer, Wolford, McHorn, and others often recieve this treatment. Another common target for this treatment is Jack Savage, a rabbit superspy[[note]]although OCStandIn uses of him often cast him in other roles besides secret agent so long as they are BadAss, such as a hard-nosed private detective or a reformed ex-hitman, further driving home that they are essentially an OC in all but name and appearance[[/note]] from an early concept of the movie.
1st Jul '16 11:14:10 PM nombretomado
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* The same applies to ''{{Bionicle}}'' and its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, some of whom only appeared in a [[OneSceneWonder scene or two]] and barely get to be described (the author claims he is very bad at coming up with visual traits, for example). The developers of the beloved ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' said that {{LEGO}} barely gave them the most minor of side-characters to work with, and they had to develop their personalities and culture themselves. What resulted was a game teeming with characters more memorable and charming than many of the ones that the "official guys" made up. They easily became fan favorites.

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* The same applies to ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' and its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, some of whom only appeared in a [[OneSceneWonder scene or two]] and barely get to be described (the author claims he is very bad at coming up with visual traits, for example). The developers of the beloved ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' said that {{LEGO}} barely gave them the most minor of side-characters to work with, and they had to develop their personalities and culture themselves. What resulted was a game teeming with characters more memorable and charming than many of the ones that the "official guys" made up. They easily became fan favorites.
24th Jun '16 3:39:42 PM WhatTheSpoot
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* In the (admittedly small) fandom for the ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' comics and related spin-offs, OneSceneWonder [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Edgar Vargas]] was commonly used this way during the mid/late 2000s. Mostly that's because Vargas was popularized as a potential shipping partner for Johnny, since GuyOnGuyIsHot and the only other "main" characters in the actual comic are women, children, or imaginary disembodied voices. Funnily enough, the original fanfic to use the character, while it did establish the ship, focused mostly on CharacterDevelopment and his characterization stayed fairly consistent afterward, with the original fanfic being used as the {{Fanon}} basis for everything that followed. Vargas was eventually popular enough to merit his own character filter on fanfiction.net.

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* In the (admittedly small) fandom for the ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' comics and related spin-offs, OneSceneWonder [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Edgar Vargas]] was commonly used this way during the mid/late 2000s. Mostly that's because Vargas was popularized as a potential shipping partner for Johnny, since GuyOnGuyIsHot and the only other "main" characters in the actual comic are women, children, or imaginary disembodied voices.voices (probably for [[TrollingCreator exactly this reason]]). Funnily enough, the original fanfic to use the character, while it did establish the ship, focused mostly on CharacterDevelopment and his characterization stayed fairly consistent afterward, with the original fanfic being used as the {{Fanon}} basis for everything that followed. Vargas was eventually popular enough to merit his own character filter on fanfiction.net.
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