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25th Sep '16 5:38:56 PM Stealth
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* Oddly enough, ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries'' is predicated on this entire trope; the player takes on the role of Spectre, a [[DeadpanSnarker smart-assed]] mercenary captain, whose player-created independent unit is sponsored by (and effectively part of) one of the four most popular mercenary units in the Inner Sphere: the Kell Hounds, Wolf's Dragoons, the Gray Death Legion, and the Northwind Highlanders. Not only does this collectively make their company Sixth Rangers to these famous units, they also get to participate the Fed-Com Civil War and can even be involved in some of the more dramatic/climactic moments of the war.
25th Sep '16 8:35:27 AM Stealth
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** Other possibilities involve creating new characters tied to the prolific weapon manufactures found in game.

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** Other possibilities involve creating new characters tied to the prolific weapon manufactures found in game. game, or creating new weapon manufacturers entirely (though this is a little more convoluted--the gear creation system on which ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' is based has a number of very specific rules to follow.)
21st Sep '16 10:14:48 PM X2X
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' fanfics will probably involve someone else learning to use a Persona. Original stories are pretty common, especially ones that aren't set in Japan (throughout the entire series so far, only ''one'' character, [[VideoGame/Persona2 Lisa Silverman]], isn't ethnically Japanese, and she had been raised there her entire life anyway) Or another member of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} SEES]]. Or an employee of [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} SEBEC]]. Or another member of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} the Masked Circle]] or who survived [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the fight in the TV]]. As for new Personas, just pick [[TarotMotifs a card from the major arcana]], a mythological/historical figure, and an assortment of powers. Bonus points for a [[OurMonstersAreWeird bizarre appearance]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is naturally rife with this, as all of the games are war stories. If it doesn't involve adding an original character into the army, it's usually a prequel or sequel telling about barely-told events and histories, with [[FireEmblemElibe Renault's past]] or [[FireEmblemTellius anything regarding the Branded]] being very popular subjects. And since the most recent set of games have [[PlayerCharacter character avatars]] and [[TimeTravel the Outrealm Gate]], there's even more fertile ground, with EpilepticTrees abound.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' fanfics will probably involve someone else learning to use a Persona. Original stories are pretty common, especially ones that aren't set in Japan (throughout the entire series so far, only ''one'' character, [[VideoGame/Persona2 Lisa Silverman]], isn't ethnically Japanese, and she had been raised there her entire life anyway) Or another member of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} SEES]]. Or an employee of [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} SEBEC]]. Or another member of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} the Masked Circle]] or who survived [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the fight in the TV]]. As for new Personas, just pick [[TarotMotifs a card from the major arcana]], a mythological/historical figure, and an assortment of powers. Bonus points for a [[OurMonstersAreWeird bizarre appearance]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is naturally rife with this, as all of the games are war stories. If it doesn't involve adding an original character into the army, it's usually a prequel or sequel telling about barely-told events and histories, with [[FireEmblemElibe Renault's past]] or [[FireEmblemTellius anything regarding the Branded]] being very popular subjects. And since [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening the most recent recent]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates set of games games]] have [[PlayerCharacter character avatars]] and the [[TimeTravel the Outrealm Outrealm]] [[TheMultiverse Gate]], there's even more fertile ground, with EpilepticTrees abound.



** Remember the UrbanLegendOfZelda that there's actually a fourth [[MacGuffin Triforce]], which balances and completes the other three? This (very unlikely) theory is often taken as premise for fanfiction and along comes a fourth golden goddess ''and'' a fourth Triforce-bearer, usually female, SoBeautifulItsACurse and related to Link in some way. Or the fourth Triforce goes to an AuthorAvatar, who was [[TrappedInTVLand "sucked into the game"]], another very popular premise in the world of ''Zelda''-fanfiction. For a ''"good"'' example of this, see ''FanFic/MyInnerLife''.

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** Remember the UrbanLegendOfZelda that there's actually a fourth [[MacGuffin Triforce]], which balances and completes the other three? This (very unlikely) theory is often taken as premise for fanfiction and along comes a fourth golden goddess ''and'' a fourth Triforce-bearer, usually female, SoBeautifulItsACurse and related to Link in some way. Or the fourth Triforce goes to an AuthorAvatar, who was [[TrappedInTVLand "sucked into the game"]], game,"]] another very popular premise in the world of ''Zelda''-fanfiction.''Zelda'' fanfiction. For a ''"good"'' example of this, see ''FanFic/MyInnerLife''.



* A widely underused example in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' comes from the moderately obscure ''EX'' titles, [[AlternateContinuity which branch off from]] ''[[AlternateContinuity '97]]'' [[AlternateContinuity in place of the NESTS Chronicles that began in]] ''[[AlternateContinuity '99]]''. Over the course of the two games, players are introduced to the members of the Ten Sacred Treasures (based on the debatably historical artifacts of the same name reportedly housed in Isonokami Shrine). ''EX'' marks the debut of Moe Habana, with the sequel bringing in Reiji Oogami, Jun Kagami, Miu Kurosaki, and Sinobu Amou, but only Moe, Reiji, and Sinobu have their treasures revealed. Strangely, the members of the Three Sacred Treasures, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, and Chizuru Kagura, are counted among the Ten's ranks despite possessing [[TheImperialRegalia the Imperial Regalia of Japan/Treasures of Amaterasu]], which are theorized by some to be the inspiration for the Ten Sacred Treasures due to overall similarities between the two legends. Presumably, if the ''EX'' story wasn't LeftHanging, the remaining two members would have made an appearance, and the oddity mentioned above means there actually should be ''five'' unseen characters.

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* A widely underused example in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' comes from the moderately obscure ''EX'' titles, [[AlternateContinuity which branch off from]] ''[[AlternateContinuity '97]]'' [[AlternateContinuity in place of the NESTS Chronicles that began in]] ''[[AlternateContinuity '99]]''. Over the course of the two games, players are introduced to the members of the Ten Sacred Treasures (based on the debatably historical artifacts of the same name reportedly housed in Isonokami Shrine). ''EX'' marks the debut of Moe Habana, with the sequel bringing in Reiji Oogami, Jun Kagami, Miu Kurosaki, and Sinobu Amou, but only Moe, Reiji, and Sinobu have their treasures revealed. Strangely, the members of the Three Sacred Treasures, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, and Chizuru Kagura, are counted among the Ten's ranks despite possessing [[TheImperialRegalia [[PublicDomainArtifact the Imperial Regalia of Japan/Treasures of Amaterasu]], which are theorized by some to be the inspiration for the Ten Sacred Treasures due to overall similarities between the two legends. Presumably, if the ''EX'' story wasn't LeftHanging, the remaining two members would have made an appearance, and the oddity mentioned above means there actually should be ''five'' unseen characters.



** While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=OCs=] can theoretically look like anything, given the diversity shown by the game's own [=NPCs=], the ThemeNaming displayed by Sans and Papyrus [[spoiler: (and supposedly Gaster)]] has led many people to specifically make new skeleton characters named after the fonts in which they speak, with personalities usually based on the appearance of said fonts.
** The fact that you're only introduced to a fraction of the Royal Guards had to the creation of [=OCs=] that happens to be part of said royal guard, such as "Red", the star of a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Undertale/comments/3x5uw2/hi_i_made_thorough_undertale_tribute_game/ certain fangame.]]
* The main cast of ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' features girls who are the spirits of warships that were part of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Naturally, fanworks tend to incorporate girls representing warship from other countries' naval forces, with the US Navy being a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII obvious choice]]. ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' is one such fanwork.

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** While ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' [=OCs=] can theoretically look like anything, given the diversity shown by the game's own [=NPCs=], the ThemeNaming displayed by Sans and Papyrus [[spoiler: (and [[spoiler:(and supposedly Gaster)]] has led many people to specifically make new skeleton characters named after the fonts in which they speak, with personalities usually based on the appearance of said fonts.
** The fact that you're only introduced to a fraction of the Royal Guards had to the creation of [=OCs=] that happens to be part of said royal guard, such as "Red", "Red," the star of a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Undertale/comments/3x5uw2/hi_i_made_thorough_undertale_tribute_game/ certain fangame.fan game.]]
* The main cast of ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' features girls who are the spirits of warships that were part of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Naturally, fanworks fan works tend to incorporate girls representing warship from other countries' naval forces, with the US Navy being a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII obvious choice]]. ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' is one such fanwork.fan work.
15th Sep '16 8:42:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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15th Sep '16 8:41:16 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** They may actually be onto something, because there is an eight emerald in the game ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters''.
15th Sep '16 2:38:17 PM WillKeaton
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** Any hypothetical Sailor Soldier, but especially the obviously missing "Sailor Earth" (whose role is technically filled by Usagi's boyfriend [[note]]Mamoru/Endymion has what would be the Sailor Crystal of Earth, however the rule is that only girls can be Sailor Senshi, so this makes him the closest to a canonical Sailor Earth.[[/note]]). The manga's creator later admits that none of the later senshi were actually planned out before they appeared, since the series was initially intended to only feature the few girls to follow the FiveManBand rule; once the manga's fourth arc made canon the existence of ''asteroid'' senshi with Sailors Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the door was flung wide open. As a result, any astronomical object tends to get Senshi[[note]]though it's not likely anyone is going to make a Sailor 99942 Apophis or a Sailor 47 Ursae Majoris b[[/note]], and this was going on ''well'' before Pluto was demoted from planetary status. Stars are extremely common targets for fan Senshi, the most prominent continuing to be creating a Sailor Sun (aka Sailor Solaris if you're being technical). Although the Senshi's uniforms are shown to be vastly different around the galaxy with only the Sailor collar being the always present component (compare the Starlights and the Solar System Senshi), many OC creators tend to stick with the Sol Senshi uniform formula despite there being little to no evidence of Senshi elsewhere having similar uniforms.

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** Any hypothetical Sailor Soldier, but especially the obviously missing "Sailor Earth" (whose role is technically filled by Usagi's boyfriend [[note]]Mamoru/Endymion has what would be the Sailor Crystal of Earth, however the rule is that only girls can be Sailor Senshi, so this makes him the closest to a canonical Sailor Earth.[[/note]]). The manga's creator later admits that none of the later senshi were actually planned out before they appeared, since the series was initially intended to only feature the few girls to follow the FiveManBand rule; once the manga's fourth arc made canon the existence of ''asteroid'' senshi with Sailors Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the door was flung wide open. As a result, any astronomical object tends to get Senshi[[note]]though Senshi,[[note]]though it's not likely anyone is going to make a Sailor 99942 Apophis or a Sailor 47 Ursae Majoris b[[/note]], b,[[/note]] and this was going on ''well'' before Pluto was demoted from planetary status. Stars are extremely common targets for fan Senshi, the most prominent continuing to be creating a Sailor Sun (aka Sailor Solaris if you're being technical). Although the Senshi's uniforms are shown to be vastly different around the galaxy with only the Sailor collar being the always present component (compare the Starlights and the Solar System Senshi), many OC creators tend to stick with the Sol Senshi uniform formula despite there being little to no evidence of Senshi elsewhere having similar uniforms.
12th Sep '16 6:43:07 PM Thomasfan
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*** They may actually be onto something, because there is an eight emerald in the game ''VideoGame/SoncTheFighters''.

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*** They may actually be onto something, because there is an eight emerald in the game ''VideoGame/SoncTheFighters''.''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters''.
12th Sep '16 6:41:59 PM Thomasfan
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*** They may actually be onto something, because there is an eight emerald in the game ''VideoGame/SoncTheFighters''.
12th Sep '16 3:25:00 PM Exxolon
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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem]]'' is naturally rife with this, as all of the games are war stories. If it doesn't involve adding an original character into the army, it's usually a prequel or sequel telling about barely-told events and histories, with [[FireEmblemElibe Renault's past]] or [[FireEmblemTellius anything regarding the Branded]] being very popular subjects. And since the most recent set of games have [[PlayerCharacter character avatars]] and [[TimeTravel the Outrealm Gate]], there's even more fertile ground, with EpilepticTrees abound.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is naturally rife with this, as all of the games are war stories. If it doesn't involve adding an original character into the army, it's usually a prequel or sequel telling about barely-told events and histories, with [[FireEmblemElibe Renault's past]] or [[FireEmblemTellius anything regarding the Branded]] being very popular subjects. And since the most recent set of games have [[PlayerCharacter character avatars]] and [[TimeTravel the Outrealm Gate]], there's even more fertile ground, with EpilepticTrees abound.
12th Sep '16 12:16:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In the franchise's early days, less than half of the 30 or so [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs]] were named. This made creating a new Spartan character as easy as picking a first name and a three-digit number, as long as you didn't expect people to accept your Spartan surviving [[EverybodysDeadDave the Fall of Reach]] -- virtually every survivor of that battle is canonically accounted for. Eventually, most of the Spartan-[=IIs=] were given names, which you'd think would mean the end of this trope. However, this has been balanced out by the reveal that some of the 45 or so Spartan-II trainees who had allegedly "washed out" actually did become Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves; when combined with media also revealing that not every Spartan-[=II=] was even ''at'' Reach when it fell, this still leaves plenty of room for Spartan-II [=OCs=].
** An even more fruitful source of fan-made Spartans is the Spartan-[=IIIs=], hundreds of which were produced; Gamma Company is a particularly popular source, as there seems to have been about 300 of them left when the war ended. ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' added to this by revealing that a number of Alpha and Beta Company [=Spartan-IIIs=] were secretly transferred to more elite units like Noble Team, which meant that they weren't killed on suicide missions by their early teens like all but two of the other Alpha and Beta [=IIIs=]. In fact, nowadays you're more likely to come across a Spartan-III OC rather than a Spartan-II one. It could even be argued that ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' introduced the [=IIIs=] specifically with the intention of allowing more canon Spartan-centric stories to be written.

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** In the franchise's early days, less than half of the original 30 or so [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs]] were named. This made creating a new Spartan character as easy as picking a first name and a three-digit number, as long as you didn't expect people to accept your Spartan surviving [[EverybodysDeadDave the Fall of Reach]] -- virtually every survivor of that battle is canonically accounted for. Eventually, most of the Spartan-[=IIs=] were given names, which you'd think would mean the end of this trope. However, this has been balanced out by the reveal that some of the 45 or so Spartan-II trainees who had allegedly "washed out" actually did become later became Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves; when combined with media also revealing that not every Spartan-[=II=] was even ''at'' Reach when it fell, this still leaves plenty of room for Spartan-II [=OCs=].
** An even more fruitful source of fan-made Spartans is the Spartan-[=IIIs=], hundreds of which were produced; Gamma Company is a particularly popular source, as there seems to have been about at least 300 of them left when the war ended. ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' added to this by revealing that a number of Alpha and Beta Company [=Spartan-IIIs=] were secretly transferred to more elite units like Noble Team, which meant that they weren't killed on suicide missions by their early teens like all but two of the other Alpha and Beta [=IIIs=]. In fact, nowadays you're more likely to come across a Spartan-III OC rather than a Spartan-II one. It could even be argued that ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' introduced the [=IIIs=] specifically with the intention of allowing more canon Spartan-centric stories to be written.
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