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26th Aug '16 12:47:53 PM ironcommando
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An attempt to collect all of the Website/DeviantArt tournaments in one place can be found [[http://octfollowers.deviantart.com/ here]].

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An attempt to collect all of the Website/DeviantArt tournaments in one place can be found [[http://octfollowers.[[http://the-oct-list.deviantart.com/ here]].
11th Aug '16 4:48:07 PM RandomPebble
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* WebOriginal/OthersideOCT
10th Aug '16 9:36:45 AM NeonPorcupine
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* WebOriginal/CartoonivalOCT
10th Apr '16 8:32:52 AM CASCHero
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* WebOriginal/AscendOCT
10th Apr '16 8:32:26 AM CASCHero
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* WebOriginal/AscendOCT
8th Apr '16 11:53:10 PM CASCHero
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* WebOriginal/AscendOCT
24th Mar '16 11:07:00 PM Orbiting
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* ArtShift - between different artists' interpretations of the characters.
* BonusMaterial - Usually in the form of Spectator or Special Entries that occur outside of the rounds.
* BreakoutCharacter - Most tournaments have at least one or two, and some have a fandom that even extend outside the OCT community.
* CanonDisContinuity - Although some eliminated artists try to finish their story or work their character into the overall tournament plot, many [[AbortedArc just let the story drop as soon as they lose]].
* ClimacticBattleResurrection - very likely, since some finalists tend to [[DefeatMeansFriendship gather a group of defeated contestants (known as tagalongs)]] during the course of the tournament.
* CookingDuel - Strictly speaking, an OCT needs not neccessarily be a ''fighting'' tournament. Also seen tourneys that allow more creativity, where fighting is not neccessarily the only way to win. When done badly pretty much anything (up to and including "I sprayed mud on him while driving by" and similar nonsensical victories) can become a win. There are usually limitations in the rules to avoid this, eg. stating that the opponent must be incapacitated or otherwise unable to continue the battle.
* CrazyAwesome - The basic rule of OCTs.

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* ArtShift - between ArtShift: Between different artists' interpretations of the characters.
* BonusMaterial - BonusMaterial: Usually in the form of Spectator or Special Entries that occur outside of the rounds.
* BreakoutCharacter - BreakoutCharacter: Most tournaments have at least one or two, and some have a fandom that even extend outside the OCT community.
* CanonDisContinuity - CanonDisContinuity: Although some eliminated artists try to finish their story or work their character into the overall tournament plot, many [[AbortedArc just let the story drop as soon as they lose]].
* ClimacticBattleResurrection - very ClimacticBattleResurrection: Very likely, since some finalists tend to [[DefeatMeansFriendship gather a group of defeated contestants (known as tagalongs)]] during the course of the tournament.
* CookingDuel - CookingDuel: Strictly speaking, an OCT needs not neccessarily necessarily be a ''fighting'' tournament. Also seen tourneys that allow more creativity, where fighting is not neccessarily necessarily the only way to win. When done badly pretty much anything (up to and including "I sprayed mud on him while driving by" and similar nonsensical victories) can become a win. There are usually limitations in the rules to avoid this, eg. stating that the opponent must be incapacitated or otherwise unable to continue the battle.
* CrazyAwesome - CrazyAwesome: The basic rule of OCTs.[=OCTs=].



* {{Excuse Plot}} - Most OCT's do not have any real story at all. They are usually multi-verse wide battles that have very little internal logic, but that does make them [[TropesAreTools always terrible]].
* {{Elseworld}} - Competitors often use characters that first appeared in their other works, so characters are adjusted to better fit the setting without compromising the main story. That's how you can have a [[http://concentrationmoon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1ioknv street urchin from Victorian London]] fighting a [[http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/?4483564#/d1lrq3h futuristic bipolar cyborg]] in a [[{{Law of Talos}} crazy steampunk city]].
* FollowTheLeader - There are exceptions, but about half the tournaments use this tried-and-true premise: you have your character [[TrappedInAnotherWorld transported to]] [[MagicalLand a strange and possibly supernatural realm]] where you [[LetsYouAndHimFight fight each other]] to win [[MakeAWish some sort of wish]]. (JustifiedTrope in that this can fit pretty much any type of character: even those who aren't natural fighters [[YouCantGoHomeAgain can not leave]] [[ClosedCircle until the tournament is finished]].)
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters...but ThereCanBeOnlyOne

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* {{Excuse Plot}} - Plot}}: Most OCT's do not have any real story at all. They are usually multi-verse wide battles that have very little internal logic, but that does not make them [[TropesAreTools always terrible]].
* {{Elseworld}} - {{Elseworld}}: Competitors often use characters that first appeared in their other works, so characters are adjusted to better fit the setting without compromising the main story. That's how you can have a [[http://concentrationmoon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1ioknv street urchin from Victorian London]] fighting a [[http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/?4483564#/d1lrq3h futuristic bipolar cyborg]] in a [[{{Law of Talos}} crazy steampunk city]].
* FollowTheLeader - FollowTheLeader: There are exceptions, but about half the tournaments use this tried-and-true premise: you have your character [[TrappedInAnotherWorld transported to]] [[MagicalLand a strange and possibly supernatural realm]] where you [[LetsYouAndHimFight fight each other]] to win [[MakeAWish some sort of wish]]. (JustifiedTrope in that (Most often used for practical reasons: this can fit pretty much any type of character: even those who aren't natural fighters [[YouCantGoHomeAgain can not leave]] [[ClosedCircle until the tournament is finished]].)
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters... but ThereCanBeOnlyOne



* NotJustATournament - VERY prevalent in many of those. Most of them turn out to be ruses for the {{Big Bad}}s (usually the judge characters) to obtain power, and the competitors (including [[ClimacticBattleResurrection the defeated ones]]) will usually have to work together to stop ThePlan.
* ScheduleSlip - Though rounds have a set deadline, most tournament managers don't mind giving a little extra time when competitors run behind.
* SequelHook - some of the better tournaments find a way to start a second tournament, [[MyGreatestSecondChance and may even let previous competitors return for that contest]].
* SturgeonsLaw - [=OCTs=] that do not filter their auditioners usually end up with lots of subpar auditions full of [[{{MarySue}} mary sues]] and generally weaker art.
* StoryArc - Each OCT either has one to start out or develops one during its run with rare exceptions.
* TournamentArc - Many of them are actual tournament settings.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny - Many [=OCTs=] fall into this, especially if its more of an IntercontinuityCrossover rather than a {{Elseworld}}.
* UnnecessaryRoughness - It's not uncommon for a friendly round of competition to end with a horrific death.

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* NotJustATournament - NotJustATournament: VERY prevalent in many of those. Most of them turn out to be ruses for the {{Big Bad}}s (usually the judge characters) to obtain power, and the competitors (including [[ClimacticBattleResurrection the defeated ones]]) will usually have to work together to stop ThePlan.
* ScheduleSlip - ScheduleSlip: Though rounds have a set deadline, most tournament managers don't mind giving a little extra time when competitors run behind.
* SequelHook - some SequelHook: Some of the better tournaments find a way to start a second tournament, [[MyGreatestSecondChance and may even let previous competitors return for that contest]].
* SturgeonsLaw - SturgeonsLaw: [=OCTs=] that do not filter their auditioners usually end up with lots of subpar auditions full of [[{{MarySue}} mary sues]] and generally weaker art.
* StoryArc - StoryArc: Each OCT either has one to start out or develops one during its run with rare exceptions.
* TournamentArc - TournamentArc: Many of them are actual tournament settings.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny - UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Many [=OCTs=] fall into this, especially if its more of an IntercontinuityCrossover rather than a {{Elseworld}}.
* UnnecessaryRoughness - UnnecessaryRoughness: It's not uncommon for a friendly round of competition to end with a horrific death.



* WebOriginalBloodOCT

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* WebOriginalBloodOCTWebOriginal/BloodOCT
28th Feb '16 11:49:41 PM GuardianTempest
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* RockHardGladiators

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* RockHardGladiatorsWebOriginal/RockHardGladiators
28th Feb '16 11:48:28 PM GuardianTempest
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* [[Characters/{{Fluidanims}} Rock Hard Gladiators]] on ''Website/{{Fluidanims}}''

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* [[Characters/{{Fluidanims}} Rock Hard Gladiators]] on ''Website/{{Fluidanims}}''RockHardGladiators
27th Feb '16 7:44:42 PM GuardianTempest
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* TheSaltIslandsOCT

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* TheSaltIslandsOCTWebOriginal/TheSaltIslandsOCT
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