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16th Jul '16 12:15:32 PM SSJMagus
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** There's also the nobility of Soul Society. Of the Five Great Noble Families, only the Kuchiki, Shihouin, and Shiba clans have even been named, and each only has two currently-living members revealed during the course of the story. The lesser nobles who are subordinate to the Great Families are even more of a blank slate, with the only information about them being that roughly a quarter of the captains and lieutenants come from these clans. Since nobles have much greater spiritual power than the average Soul Society resident and are far more likely to achieve shikai and bankai, this leaves plenty of room to quickly establish an newly created shinigami as being a big deal even if they're fresh out of the academy. It also potentially gives them access to special power-boosting relics.
10th Jul '16 8:16:40 PM Blazer
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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' makes it just as easy to make a Sailor Earth of sorts since it's normal people piloting heavily customized models (or not)
9th Jul '16 11:53:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has plenty of humanoid species where only one or two named characters exist, and in order to expand on the main Toa cast all you need to do is choose any of the ElementalPowers, add a MaskOfPower and a weapon with optional attribute. Or, you could try your hand with the numerous Dark Hunters, which are already a mixed bag of various species, powers and motives. The same applies for everybody in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' canon.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has plenty of humanoid species where only one or two named characters exist, and in order to expand on the main Toa cast all you need to do is choose any of the ElementalPowers, add a MaskOfPower and a weapon with optional attribute. Or, you could try your hand with the numerous Dark Hunters, which are already a mixed bag of various species, powers and motives. The same applies for everybody in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Bionicle'' canon.
5th Jul '16 3:37:08 PM RedheadedRapunzel
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' writers are often ''required'' by the plot to create OCs to be akumatized. Unusually, this functions to keep the story more focused on Ladybug and Chat Noir, as akumatizing any existing characters would require more narrative focus than just having a random person show up for a plot-mandated fight.
1st Jul '16 1:01:03 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* It's easy to add anyone into the ''SilentHill'' Universe without major canon issues, so you can expect that a lot of those people are going to be self-insert/wish fulfillment characters, or outright angsty {{Mary Sue}}s.

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* It's easy to add anyone into the ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' Universe without major canon issues, so you can expect that a lot of those people are going to be self-insert/wish fulfillment characters, or outright angsty {{Mary Sue}}s.
23rd Jun '16 11:18:11 AM StFan
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* ''{{ComicBook/Asterix}}'' is no stranger to introducing male Gauls into the series. Just create a character whose name is based on a word or phrase ending with "ic", "icks", or "isk".
** As for male Vikings, any name based on a word or phrase ending with "af" or "aph".

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* ''{{ComicBook/Asterix}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is no stranger to introducing male Gauls into the series. Just create a character whose name is based on a word or phrase ending with "ic", "icks", or "isk".
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"isk". As for male Vikings, any name based on a word or phrase ending with "af" or "aph".



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* ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'':
** This is really common with the Disney Princesses. All you need to do to make an [=OC=] Princess is to give her a fairy tale-esque story and designate her to a specific culture. Many [=OCs=] have been made on the premise of adding an Indian princess, a Spanish princess, a Pakistani princess, etc.
** There's also the fact that the princess line is based off of real-life folklore and fairy tales (albeit, more loosely in some cases than others), so there's the added fun of taking a fairy tale not yet done and adding some {{Disneyfication}} to them. One notable (and very well-done) example would be the fanfiction ''Fanfic/HopeSpringsEternal'', which basically converts the Persephone/Hades love myth to the movie-verse and naturally includes a Disney version of Persephone, of the author's creation.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Plenty of fans have come up with their own ''Sugar Rush'' racers. All you need to do is make a boy or girl that wears a dessert, confectionery creation or any sort of sweet food themed clothing, and then give him or her a ridiculous name. A bit like ''Franchise/StrawberryShortcake'' but with a CoolCar.
** Don't like racing? Just have the arcade get a new machine added with your favorite game! You can import any naming theme you want that way.
* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' is set in the mind of a young girl, and involves her five personified emotions -- Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness. Since humans have more than just five emotions, it's no stretch of the imagination to add Love, Surprise, Hatred, Apathy or another feeling to the cast. Or make another character and ''their'' renditions of the five emotions.
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* The original ''Lost Worlds'' gamebooks (and its Japanese twin series ''Anime/QueensBlade'') has this in spades, since the original LW books (and the first QB ones) [[ExcusePlot didn't have a detailed plot]] beyond (at least in the QB case) the aforementioned tournament, so you can create any girl from any classic fantasy species (humans, elves, dwarves, etc) as long that character is a female and sometimes that rule is not ''always set in stone''. (Since it's implied the ruling queen or the gods can change the rules if they want it).
* And now with the ''Queen's Gate'' gamebooks, you can include any girl from any kind of universe, regardless how much advanced is her technology or her culture from the rest of the cast.
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** Stories with a "Tenth Walker" in the Fellowship of the Ring are surprisingly common. There are only Nine Walkers in {{canon}}, so these stories are really {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s.\\
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** Stories with a "Tenth Walker" in the Fellowship of the Ring are surprisingly common. There are only Nine Walkers in {{canon}}, so these stories are really {{Alternate Universe Fic}}s.\\
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* This is outright encouraged by ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Want to make up your own Space Marine chapter? There's canonically a thousand of them, and only a hundred or so have been so much as mentioned in canon, so go on ahead-- it's even perfectly valid to imitate an existing army due to the way successor chapters are created. There are also two Primarchs whose identities and abilities are unknown, seemingly for this trope. Similarly, there are a million worlds in the Imperium that your homebrew Imperial Guard regiment could originate from, the Eldar are so secretive that a previously unheard-of Craftworld suddenly appearing wouldn't be out of place, and the Tau are always settling new Septs. And so forth for Dark Eldar Kabals, Tyranid Hive Fleets, Ork tribes, Necron Tomb Worlds, Chaos Space Marine warbands... there's always far more of them than are ever actually detailed, and there's no shortage of players willing to make a neglected bit of background their own.

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* This is outright encouraged by ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Want to make up your own Space Marine chapter? There's canonically a thousand of them, and only a hundred or so have been so much as mentioned in canon, so go on ahead-- ahead -- it's even perfectly valid to imitate an existing army due to the way successor chapters are created. There are also two Primarchs whose identities and abilities are unknown, seemingly for this trope. Similarly, there are a million worlds in the Imperium that your homebrew Imperial Guard regiment could originate from, the Eldar are so secretive that a previously unheard-of Craftworld suddenly appearing wouldn't be out of place, and the Tau are always settling new Septs. And so forth for Dark Eldar Kabals, Tyranid Hive Fleets, Ork tribes, Necron Tomb Worlds, Chaos Space Marine warbands... there's always far more of them than are ever actually detailed, and there's no shortage of players willing to make a neglected bit of background their own.



* The original ''Lost Worlds'' gamebooks (and its Japanese twin series ''Anime/QueensBlade'') has this in spades, since the original LW books (and the first QB ones) [[ExcusePlot didn't have a detailed plot]] beyond (at least in the QB case) the aforementioned tournament, so you can create any girl from any classic fantasy species (humans, elves, dwarves, etc) as long that character is a female and sometimes that rule is not ''always set in stone''. (Since it's implied the ruling queen or the gods can change the rules if they want it).
** And now with the ''Queen's Gate'' gamebooks, you can include any girl from any kind of universe, regardless how much advanced is her technology or her culture from the rest of the cast.



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': There's fifty Freelancers (one for every (49) American states) and potentially a whole Greek alphabet's worth of AIs, so new Freelancers and AIs are ''extremely'' common.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Creator/MontyOum has come up with [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928 rules on how to name original characters]]:
** The ExtranormalInstitute setting and color-coded characters open a lot of room for Sailor Earths. Just pick a color, give the character an outrageous (and often impractical) looking outfit, an equally outrageous and complex weapon, a Semblance (a special power unique to the character) and you're done.
** The FunWithAcronyms team naming the ExtranormalInstitute practices is used to create entire four-person teams of characters as well and they don't even have to spell out the team name in question (ex. the title itself.)
* Since most of the plot of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' takes place in the American North East, it is easy to write about events that take place in other parts of the world either as a member of the Protectorate/Wards or one of the superpowered gangs that will fight that particular branch. Inserting new characters into Brockton Bay itself is also easy with transfers from one Protectorate branch to another.
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* As one might guess from the title, The ''SailorSun'' webcomic makes full use of this trope even though it should not be confused with the trope itself.

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* As one might guess from the title, The ''SailorSun'' ''Webcomic/SailorSun'' webcomic makes full use of this trope even though it should not be confused with the trope itself.



* Prematurely shot dead by ''WebComic/{{Periodus}}'', after the creator claimed that now someone could make MarySue fic about Oxygen, and a commenter threw out a several-sentence parody.

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* Prematurely shot dead by ''WebComic/{{Periodus}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Periodus}}'', after the creator claimed that now someone could make MarySue fic about Oxygen, and a commenter threw out a several-sentence parody.



* Because ''{{Drowtales}}'' has an on-site RP section this is very common, though there are [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=12195#p494389 very]] [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=12195#p494391 specific rules]] about how created characters can be related to canon characters, and a few characters have actually shown up [[AscendedFanfic in the main story as cameos]].

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* Because ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has an on-site RP section this is very common, though there are [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=12195#p494389 very]] [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=12195#p494391 specific rules]] about how created characters can be related to canon characters, and a few characters have actually shown up [[AscendedFanfic in the main story as cameos]].



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': There's fifty Freelancers (one for every (49) American states) and potentially a whole Greek alphabet's worth of AIs, so new Freelancers and AIs are ''extremely'' common.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Creator/MontyOum has come up with [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928 rules on how to name original characters]]:
** The ExtranormalInstitute setting and color-coded characters open a lot of room for Sailor Earths. Just pick a color, give the character an outrageous (and often impractical) looking outfit, an equally outrageous and complex weapon, a Semblance (a special power unique to the character) and you're done.
** The FunWithAcronyms team naming the ExtranormalInstitute practices is used to create entire four-person teams of characters as well and they don't even have to spell out the team name in question (ex. the title itself.)
* Since most of the plot of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' takes place in the American North East, it is easy to write about events that take place in other parts of the world either as a member of the Protectorate/Wards or one of the superpowered gangs that will fight that particular branch. Inserting new characters into Brockton Bay itself is also easy with transfers from one Protectorate branch to another.
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is prone to acquiring new Invaders. Or Tallest, if you're feeling ambitious. The creator explicitly mentioned this on the DVDCommentary, saying he would enjoy going to the homes of the little kids who believe they're "Invader Tom" or "Invader Sally" and wrecking their dreams by noting they weren't at the Great Assigning (every Invader, even those that didn't appear, are accounted for). Note that these new Invaders, or any other Irken [=OCs=], almost inevitably wind up going to Earth and ending up in Ms. Bitters' class. Which seems awfully familiar to anyone who watched the "Tak" episode. Also, an alarmingly high portion of these new Irkens have blue eyes - which is explicitly stated to be impossible in-universe.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is prone to acquiring new Invaders. Or Tallest, if you're feeling ambitious. The creator explicitly mentioned this on the DVDCommentary, saying he would enjoy going to the homes of the little kids who believe they're "Invader Tom" or "Invader Sally" and wrecking their dreams by noting they weren't at the Great Assigning (every Invader, even those that didn't appear, are accounted for). Note that these new Invaders, or any other Irken [=OCs=], almost inevitably wind up going to Earth and ending up in Ms. Bitters' class. Which seems awfully familiar to anyone who watched the "Tak" episode. Also, an alarmingly high portion of these new Irkens have blue eyes - -- which is explicitly stated to be impossible in-universe.



* It's not hard to have [=OCs=] for ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Just pick a number.
** Or become a member of the Safety Patrol. Or be delightfullized. Be CrazyAwesome as a child or teenage character. Make some sort of villain (just come up with a concept you dreaded as a kid).

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* It's not hard to have [=OCs=] for ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Just pick a number.
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number. Or become a member of the Safety Patrol. Or be delightfullized. Be CrazyAwesome as a child or teenage character. Make some sort of villain (just come up with a concept you dreaded as a kid).



** Fan favorite Derpy Hooves is often depicted as hanging out with and interacting with the Mane 6. Her fanon-established daughter Dinky is similarly often included with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (despite having been repeatedly depicted with a cutie mark, although it keeps changing).
** Besides, as it is a world inhabited by what's deemed to be MANY Ponies, one simply needs a name and a cutie mark… you would not be hard pressed to find a brony with a Pony OC.

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** Fan favorite Derpy Hooves is often depicted as hanging out with and interacting with the Mane 6.Six. Her fanon-established daughter Dinky is similarly often included with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (despite having been repeatedly depicted with a cutie mark, although it keeps changing).
** Besides, as it is a world inhabited by what's deemed to be MANY Ponies, one simply needs a name and a cutie mark… mark... you would not be hard pressed to find a brony with a Pony OC.



** There's also a common trend for fans with Pegasus OCs to make them members of the Wonderbolts. In the show itself, there's about 12-15 members of the main team, with Spitfire and Soarin' being the most prominent and a few others like Fleetfoot and Misty Fly also having recurring appearances. That doesn't even take into account how many members of the reserves and cadets-in-training there are.

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** There's also a common trend for fans with Pegasus OCs [=OCs=] to make them members of the Wonderbolts. In the show itself, there's about 12-15 members of the main team, with Spitfire and Soarin' being the most prominent and a few others like Fleetfoot and Misty Fly also having recurring appearances. That doesn't even take into account how many members of the reserves and cadets-in-training there are.



* This is really common with the [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney Princesses]]. All you need to do to make an [=OC=] Disney Princess is to give her a fairy tale-esque story and designate her to a specific culture. Many [=OCs=] have been made on the premise of adding an Indian princess, a Spanish princess, a Pakistani princess, etc.
** There's also the fact that the princess line is based off of real-life folklore and fairy tales (albeit, more loosely in some cases than others), so there's the added fun of taking a fairy tale not yet done and adding some {{Disneyfication}} to them. One notable (and very well-done) example would be the fanfiction ''FanFic/HopeSpringsEternal'', which basically converts the Persephone/Hades love myth to the movie-verse and naturally includes a Disney version of Persephone, of the author's creation.
* Comes up from time to time in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' fanfiction, both for the OS and the [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} reboot]]. There are many cat species not used in the show for writers to choose from. Add in how the reboot expanded on the species of the other animal races, and there are even more possibilities.

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* This is really common with the [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney Princesses]]. All you need to do to make an [=OC=] Disney Princess is to give her a fairy tale-esque story and designate her to a specific culture. Many [=OCs=] have been made on the premise of adding an Indian princess, a Spanish princess, a Pakistani princess, etc.
** There's also the fact that the princess line is based off of real-life folklore and fairy tales (albeit, more loosely in some cases than others), so there's the added fun of taking a fairy tale not yet done and adding some {{Disneyfication}} to them. One notable (and very well-done) example would be the fanfiction ''FanFic/HopeSpringsEternal'', which basically converts the Persephone/Hades love myth to the movie-verse and naturally includes a Disney version of Persephone, of the author's creation.
* Comes up from time to time in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' fanfiction, both for the OS and the [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 reboot]]. There are many cat species not used in the show for writers to choose from. Add in how the reboot expanded on the species of the other animal races, and there are even more possibilities.



* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Plenty of fans have come up with their own ''Sugar Rush'' racers. All you need to do is make a boy or girl that wears a dessert, confectionery creation or any sort of sweet food themed clothing, and then give him or her a ridiculous name. A bit like ''Franchise/StrawberryShortcake'' but with a CoolCar.
** Don't like racing? Just have the arcade get a new machine added with your favorite game! You can import any naming theme you want that way.



* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' is set in the mind of a young girl, and involves her five personified emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness. Since humans have more than just five emotions, it's no stretch of the imagination to add Love, Surprise, Hatred, Apathy or another feeling to the cast. Or make another character and ''their'' renditions of the five emotions.
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' is set in the mind of a young girl, and involves her five personified emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness. Since humans have more than just five emotions, it's no stretch of the imagination to add Love, Surprise, Hatred, Apathy or another feeling to the cast. Or make another character and ''their'' renditions of the five emotions.
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23rd Jun '16 4:46:10 AM DVB
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** In their defense, [[spoiler: the manga ending has Zatch winning and becoming King. In a letter to Kiyo in the epilogue, he reflects on the competition (called the God Trial) and noting the competition as an important and necessary thing. It was through this that many characters (Demons/Mamodos and Humans alike) underwent CharacterDevelopment, learned valuable lessons and grew to be better individuals, and the way Zatch words it implies that not only have the others realized this, this was the whole intent of the competition in the first place.]]
22nd Jun '16 12:12:25 PM superkeijikun
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': It is very easy to create a Saiyan without disrupting the universe's canon[[note]]It's simply a matter of saying "one more infant slipped through the cracks the same way Goku did" or "one more adult barely survived the purge of off-planet squads like Bardock, but this one didn't rush out to confront Frieza and get himself killed."[[/note]]--so much so that the 2008 OVA turned "Vegeta has a long-lost sibling" into AscendedFanon and introduced said sibling as a character. Other categories of Sailor Earths include Dr. Gero's creations (he sealed a number of them away as incomplete and/or failures, a plot point also taken advantage of by one NonSerialMovie), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien--DBZ has a lot of them), and even the occasional Earthling (though not as popular, since they CantCatchUp). ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' takes it several steps further with the introduction of other universes, of which only two out of twelve have been shown: it's entirely possible for Saiyans to hail from a universe in which their race wasn't purged.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': It is very easy to create a Saiyan without disrupting the universe's canon[[note]]It's simply a matter of saying "one more infant slipped through the cracks the same way Goku did" or "one more adult barely survived the purge of off-planet squads like Bardock, but this one didn't rush out to confront Frieza and get himself killed."[[/note]]--so much so that the 2008 OVA turned "Vegeta has a long-lost sibling" into AscendedFanon and introduced said sibling as a character. Other categories of Sailor Earths include Dr. Gero's creations (he sealed a number of them away as incomplete and/or failures, a plot point also taken advantage of by one NonSerialMovie), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien--DBZ has a lot of them), and even the occasional Earthling (though not as popular, since they CantCatchUp). ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' takes it several steps further with the introduction of other universes, of which only two out of twelve have been shown: it's entirely possible for shown. In Universe 6, alone, the Saiyans continue to hail from a universe in which their race wasn't purged.thrive, and that's to say nothing of the other universes that haven't been explored.
22nd Jun '16 12:18:42 AM superkeijikun
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': It is very easy to create a Saiyan without disrupting the universe's canon[[note]]It's simply a matter of saying "one more infant slipped through the cracks the same way Goku did" or "one more adult barely survived the purge of off-planet squads like Bardock, but this one didn't rush out to confront Frieza and get himself killed."[[/note]]--so much so that the 2008 OVA turned "Vegeta has a long-lost sibling" into AscendedFanon and introduced said sibling as a character. Other categories of Sailor Earths include Dr. Gero's creations (he sealed a number of them away as incomplete and/or failures, a plot point also taken advantage of by one NonSerialMovie), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien--DBZ has a lot of them), and even the occasional Earthling (though not as popular, since they CantCatchUp).

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': It is very easy to create a Saiyan without disrupting the universe's canon[[note]]It's simply a matter of saying "one more infant slipped through the cracks the same way Goku did" or "one more adult barely survived the purge of off-planet squads like Bardock, but this one didn't rush out to confront Frieza and get himself killed."[[/note]]--so much so that the 2008 OVA turned "Vegeta has a long-lost sibling" into AscendedFanon and introduced said sibling as a character. Other categories of Sailor Earths include Dr. Gero's creations (he sealed a number of them away as incomplete and/or failures, a plot point also taken advantage of by one NonSerialMovie), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien--DBZ has a lot of them), and even the occasional Earthling (though not as popular, since they CantCatchUp). ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' takes it several steps further with the introduction of other universes, of which only two out of twelve have been shown: it's entirely possible for Saiyans to hail from a universe in which their race wasn't purged.
8th Jun '16 9:06:06 PM LadyNorbert
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** The Sailor Earths usually come in the form State Alchemists in their teens proficient in a field of thematic alchemy.
** Extra homunculi. Never mind that the Seven Deadly Sins motif puts a firm cap on the number; plenty of fanfic writers don't care and just start coming up with their own vices. They were especially common for fanfics based around the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist original anime]], where the homunculi were more complex characters and their origin story [[spoiler:as failed human transmutations]] was automatically tragic and could tie them in with the canon.

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** The Sailor Earths usually come in the form of State Alchemists in their teens teens, proficient in a field of thematic alchemy.
** Extra homunculi. Never mind that the Seven Deadly Sins motif puts a firm cap on the number; plenty of fanfic writers don't care and just start coming up with their own vices. They were especially common for fanfics based around the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist original 2003 anime]], where the homunculi were more complex characters and their origin story [[spoiler:as failed human transmutations]] was automatically tragic and could tie them in with the canon.



* The setting of ''Film/TheMatrix'' lends itself extremely well to original characters: just have someone new get unplugged from the Matrix. In fact, you can make a whole ship full of [=OCs=] if you want (preferably with a classical name, in the tradition of the ''Nebuchadnezzar'' and the ''Osiris''). [[SturgeonsLaw In most cases]], the fact that the vast majority of redpills are unplugged well before adulthood will be addressed in one of two ways: if the fanfic writer is an adult him/herself it'll be overlooked, and if they're a teenager or younger it'll be used to justify making the character their own age.

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* The setting of ''Film/TheMatrix'' lends itself extremely well to original characters: just have someone new get unplugged from the Matrix. In fact, you can make a whole ship full of [=OCs=] if you want (preferably with a classical name, in the tradition of the ''Nebuchadnezzar'' and the ''Osiris''). [[SturgeonsLaw In most cases]], the fact that the vast majority of redpills red pills are unplugged well before adulthood will be addressed in one of two ways: if the fanfic writer is an adult him/herself it'll be overlooked, and if they're a teenager or younger it'll be used to justify making the character their own age.



* Though not as common as they once were, a lot of ''Film/StandByMe'' fics tend to retell the plot of the movie with a girl being the group who accompany the boys on their trip to find Ray Brower. Three things you expect from these fics: A) the girl will be the narrator instead of Gordie. B) the girl will always be a "Tomboy" or at the very least be the "Least girlest girl ever". And C) be head over heels in love with Chris Chambers. Either confessing her feelings for him during the journey or, if the author continues on from the journey, confess during their teenage years.

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* Though not as common as they once were, a lot of ''Film/StandByMe'' fics tend to retell the plot of the movie with a girl being the group who accompany the boys on their trip to find Ray Brower. Three things you expect from these fics: A) the girl will be the narrator instead of Gordie. B) the The girl will always be a "Tomboy" or at the very least be the "Least girlest girly girl ever". And C) be head over heels in love with Chris Chambers. Either Chambers, either confessing her feelings for him during the journey or, if the author continues on from the journey, confess during their teenage years.



** Riders with Journeyman Craft ranks (Usually Harpers)
** Children of Lord Holders (Pern equivalents to princes and princesses) becoming riders.

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** Riders with Journeyman Craft ranks (Usually (usually Harpers)
** Children of Lord Holders (Pern (Pernese equivalents to princes and princesses) becoming riders.



* With the introduction of a Magic School in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' season 6 this opened up mountains of possibilities for fanfic writers to create teenaged witches who fight demons. Using additional Elders, Avatars and other such beings is quite easy too since only a handful of them received names on the show. Also due to the show's FantasyKitchenSink nature, plenty of fanfics introduce foes based on mythological creatures the show didn't use - a German "season 9" fanfic used Avalon, the Gorgons and the djinn for example.
** The canonical inclusion of a half dozen Halliwell descendants in the finale (who are basically blank templates) and the existence of time travel in-universe lend themselves to this, though the bulk of this type of fanfic focuses on Chris and Wyatt, the two descendenats who canonically ''did'' travel back in time at various points to help the Charmed Ones.

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* With the introduction of a Magic School in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' season 6 this opened up mountains of possibilities for fanfic writers to create teenaged teenage witches who fight demons. Using additional Elders, Avatars and other such beings is quite easy too since only a handful of them received names on the show. Also due to the show's FantasyKitchenSink nature, plenty of fanfics introduce foes based on mythological creatures the show didn't use - a German "season 9" fanfic used Avalon, the Gorgons and the djinn for example.
** The canonical inclusion of a half dozen Halliwell descendants in the finale (who are basically blank templates) and the existence of time travel in-universe lend themselves to this, though the bulk of this type of fanfic focuses on Chris and Wyatt, the two descendenats descendants who canonically ''did'' travel back in time at various points to help the Charmed Ones.



* Every now and then, ''Series/CriminalMinds'' will mention other, unseen [[TheProfiler BAU]] teams. One of them actually was showcased in the Season Five episode "The Fight", which became the team for the short-lived spinoff ''Series/CriminalMindsSuspectBehavior''. Another was the JTF-12 team- featured as the targeted victims of the Ian Doyle arc of Season Six- of terrorist profilers that Emily Prentiss was a part of before joining the BAU. And the number of agents in the BAU isn't hard-coded, meaning creators could create another agent to join the team. Care must be taken to ensure the new agent fits in with the team and everyone has their proper roles storywise, as the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters cadre of characters]] can get confusing for the audience if handled improperly.

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* Every now and then, ''Series/CriminalMinds'' will mention other, unseen [[TheProfiler BAU]] teams. One of them actually was showcased in the Season Five episode "The Fight", which became the team for the short-lived spinoff ''Series/CriminalMindsSuspectBehavior''. Another was the JTF-12 team- featured as the targeted victims of the Ian Doyle arc of Season Six- of terrorist profilers that Emily Prentiss was a part of before joining the BAU. And the number of agents in the BAU isn't hard-coded, meaning creators could create another agent to join the team. Care must be taken to ensure the new agent fits in with the team and everyone has their proper roles storywise, story-wise, as the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters cadre of characters]] can get confusing for the audience if handled improperly.



* The original ''Lost Worlds'' gamebooks (and its Japanese twin series ''Anime/QueensBlade'') has this in spades, since the original LW books (and the first QB ones) [[ExcusePlot didn't have a detailed plot]] beyond (at least in the QB case) the aforementionated tournament, so you can create any girl from any classic fantasy species (humans, elves, dwarves, etc) as long that character is a female and sometimes that rule is not ''always set in stone''. (Since it's implied the ruling queen or the gods can change the rules if they want it).

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* The original ''Lost Worlds'' gamebooks (and its Japanese twin series ''Anime/QueensBlade'') has this in spades, since the original LW books (and the first QB ones) [[ExcusePlot didn't have a detailed plot]] beyond (at least in the QB case) the aforementionated aforementioned tournament, so you can create any girl from any classic fantasy species (humans, elves, dwarves, etc) as long that character is a female and sometimes that rule is not ''always set in stone''. (Since it's implied the ruling queen or the gods can change the rules if they want it).



* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fics, there's no effort needed to come up with a background for an OC, what with the thousands of test subjects, scientist, and robots who work at Aperture. Now having them survive the events of the second game is a bit trickier but still easily manageable. Its not hard to imagine someone other than Doug Rattman escaping and laying low in that facility or stayed asleep in some forgotten cryogenic chamber, (it's completely like Aperture's to lose someone like this). It was also popular for [=OCs=] to come from [[spoiler: those humans you find in the Cooperative campaign, until the DLC revealed that GLaDOS killed them all]]. Then there all those other alternate dimensions from the Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC...

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fics, there's no effort needed to come up with a background for an OC, what with the thousands of test subjects, scientist, and robots who work at Aperture. Now having Having them survive the events of the second game is a bit trickier trickier, but still easily manageable. Its not hard to imagine someone other than Doug Rattman escaping and laying low in that facility or stayed staying asleep in some forgotten cryogenic chamber, chamber (it's completely like Aperture's to lose someone like this). It was also popular for [=OCs=] to come from [[spoiler: those humans you find in the Cooperative campaign, until the DLC revealed that GLaDOS killed them all]]. Then there all those other alternate dimensions from the Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC...



** Another relatively popular fan character is the Sendai Hakurei no Miko (The Previous Generation Hakurei Shrine Maiden). Originally a ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' Touhou character who was notable for being a pure close-range physical fighter (even when compared to Hong Meiling) among the cast of long range projectile fighters, artists and writers picked her up and fleshed her out as a no-nonsense shrine maiden who prefered to beat her opponents to the pulp with her own fists, as a result sporting a modifed Miko outfit with a LeotardOfPower that shows off her [[CoveredInScars scar-covered body]]. Her relation to Reimu varies, from Mother to a distant Ancestor, or just an unrelated woman who previously held the the position of the Hakurei Shrine Maiden.

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** Another relatively popular fan character is the Sendai Hakurei no Miko (The Previous Generation Hakurei Shrine Maiden). Originally a ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' Touhou character who was notable for being a pure close-range physical fighter (even when compared to Hong Meiling) among the cast of long range projectile fighters, artists and writers picked her up and fleshed her out as a no-nonsense shrine maiden who prefered to beat her opponents to the pulp with her own fists, as a result sporting a modifed modified Miko outfit with a LeotardOfPower that shows off her [[CoveredInScars scar-covered body]]. Her relation to Reimu varies, from Mother to a distant Ancestor, or just an unrelated woman who previously held the the position of the Hakurei Shrine Maiden.



** 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, Triforce-bearer, usually female, SoBeautifulItsACurse and related to Link in some way. Or the fourth triforce 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''.



** It's only [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002776 Dave and Jade's meteors]] that dwarf all the others; [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002774 Rose's twin meteors]] are pretty average-sized, and John's isn't given the same examination but is probably even smaller. The kids' Sburb session breaks a lot of the rules anyways, so having unusually gigantic meteors for half its players could be part of that anomalousness. Also, given that they have the ''entire planet Earth'' to be exiles in, it's not that implausible that the groups of exiles corresponding to the main and the Sailor Earth sessions just haven't crossed paths. (Given how much predestination figures in the plot, it could be quite reasonably {{Hand Wave}}d as the exiles for each session being drawn to each other and only each other.)

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** It's only [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002776 Dave and Jade's meteors]] that dwarf all the others; [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002774 Rose's twin meteors]] are pretty average-sized, and John's isn't given the same examination but is probably even smaller. The kids' Sburb session breaks a lot of the rules anyways, so having unusually gigantic meteors for half its players could be part of that anomalousness.anomaly. Also, given that they have the ''entire planet Earth'' to be exiles in, it's not that implausible that the groups of exiles corresponding to the main and the Sailor Earth sessions just haven't crossed paths. (Given how much predestination figures in the plot, it could be quite reasonably {{Hand Wave}}d as the exiles for each session being drawn to each other and only each other.)



** There are tales about a ''previous'' Avatar: Pretty easy to do, since we don't know how may Avatars there have been and we only know the names of seven of them (Aang; Korra; the four Avatars immediately preceding Aang: Roku, Kyoshi, Kuruk and Yangchen; and the first Avatar, Wan).

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** There are tales about a ''previous'' Avatar: Pretty easy to do, since we don't know how may Avatars there have been and we only know the names of seven of them (Aang; Korra; them: Aang, Korra, the four Avatars immediately preceding Aang: Roku, Aang (Roku, Kyoshi, Kuruk and Yangchen; Yangchen), and the first Avatar, Wan).Wan.



** Fan favorite Derpy Hooves is often depicted as hanging out with and interacting with the Mane 6. Her fanon-established daughter Dinky is similarily often included with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (despite having been repeatedly depicted with a cutie mark, although it keeps changing).

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** Fan favorite Derpy Hooves is often depicted as hanging out with and interacting with the Mane 6. Her fanon-established daughter Dinky is similarily similarly often included with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (despite having been repeatedly depicted with a cutie mark, although it keeps changing).
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