The Games is a currently ongoing Original Character Tournament
held by deviantArt's Britbau.
The living puppet Festival was created solely for the purpose of entertainment. Festival, however, soon found that people thought his life was unnatural, and that he was a thing of evil. Scorned by man and denied his true purpose, Festival left civilization for what seemed like it would be forever.
Years later, just as the living puppet begins to be fade from memory, a new game show is announced with none other than Festival himself as the host. The circumstances are strange however... How did Festival manage to get his own show, and to what advantage? This new show quickly gains the public's attention due to its boasts of fabulous rewards, including the grand prize of fortune, fame and possibly even a brand new car! Festival quickly announces that the show will have a limited number of spots for contestants. "Only 32 will be let in!"note
Festival shouts, "Prove to me you're worth it!"
And so the games begin. The games will be exciting, the competition rough, and the prizes fantastic! ...But at what cost...?
This tournament is interesting for (at least) 2 reasons.1. It is not a fighting tournament. The judges base it on story and creativity.2. Each round is given a theme, rather than an event. It is up to the competitors to come up with the Game based on the theme.
Round 1's theme was "Target", and Round 2's theme was "Obstruction". Round 3 is currently underway, with the theme "Masquerade".
This OCT contains examples of the following tropes:
- Achievements in Ignorance: Mouse can defy the laws of physics and do anything unless it's pointed out to him that he shouldn't be able to do it.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: The judges Festival, Magrite, Chiyo, and Gregory are yours to do with what you chose.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Scarecrow, and Doodle is a living dictionary.
- Artificial Limbs: Tiffany and Doodle. The latter has artificial limbs made of words.
- Ascended Extra: Lucy and Yakon, who tried to get in separately( with Beyondnor's(Minz and Enz's creator) art with a friend's writing), but failing that, Beyondnor immigrated them into his story when he was accepted in as a favor.
- Attention Whore: Spike will do just about ANYTHING to get attention. Tongue stabbing, anyone?
- Badass Beard: NIEL.
- Berserk Button: Don't destroy Gregory's stage, for the love of god.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The judges all appear nice and friendly, but harbor some pretty jerkish actions, especially Gregory. Each has been portrayed as having their own agenda.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: JTO, Blot, and Yakon have shades of this.
- Duck Hunt: The game of Round 1 in Whitney's matchup.
- Four Lines, All Waiting: Beyondnor's entries. Jeez.
- Functional Magic: Scarecrow and Whitney excel at this in the form of Elemental Powers.
- Gentle Giant: Rogoui.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Very likely Enz, Rune, Ne'krov and Mr. Sum.
- Love Triangle: Both Spike and Darius like Adrianna. (Interesting note: this triangle actually started when both Auriceli and Rubymight filled out a meme that paired Adrianna with Darius and Spike respectively. All three artists agreed it was too good an idea, and it quickly became canon as Rubymight incorporated it into her entry. It has since been hinted at in other entries by assorted artists.)
- Medium Awareness: JTO has this as his superpower, and as a character trait, so does Yakon.
- Nice Hat: Mouse, Sweeper, Bob, Scarecrow, Douglass, Doodle, Whitney, Minz and Enz.
- One True Pairing: Rune/Magrite (dubbed 'Runite'), Douglass/Tiff, Spike/Adrianna or Adrianna/Darius, Whitney/Makito (Whitkito), Cup/Marissa
- Parrot Pet Position: Olliver, Kasper, and Artemis at times. Charles to an extent.
- Running Gag: The stage getting destroyed. Horizontal Mambo. Also, Robert.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Lakewood, Whitney's staff. More like sealed jerk, though.
- Summon Magic: Douglass' specialty, aside from being an incredibly negotiable lover.
- The Speechless: Doodle.
- The Voiceless: Dip.
- Ash-a-Joo with JYN-SEN and FYN-LEY, Intro: 
- Auriceli with 
- Beyondnor with Minz and Enz, Intro: 
- BlueDabia with Cratgon and Mono, Intro: 
- DarkKitsuneGirl with Whitney and The Nightmare, Intro:
- DarkVelox with Sweeper, Intro: 
- Dertawer18 with Mr. O, Intro: 
- Electric-Lantern with Tsen and Markusean, Intro: 
- Fluna with Phillippe, Intro: 
- Fyamika] with Blot, Intro: [[http://fyamika.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d371atb
- Irish-Hugz with Darius, Intro: 
- Light-Love with Rue Ellette, Intro: 
- LolibotBella with Ana-Bella, Intro: 
- MadamY with Iva and Boris, Intro: 
- Miroboy with Sam-I-Am, Intro: 
- Mizu--chan with Doodle, Intro: 
- Nan-ee with Amuba, Intro: 
- Nightingale628 with Mouse and Makito, Intro: 
- Ninjacheez with Tiffany, 
- OneFamiliarSong with Fergal, Intro: 
- Overshadowed with Scarecrow, Intro: 
- PepperoniDeluxe with Ick and Dip, Intro: 
- Rubymight with Steve and Spike, Intro: 
- SadNobody with Puckett, Intro: 
- Sanis and Gellyh with Bob, Intro: 
- Saruno-Chan and Jugumwith Kaleb, Intro: 
- Satoru-13 with Matthias, Intro: 
- Sprojler with Niel White, Intro: 
- TheLivingImpaired with Douglass Feelgood, Intro: 
- TheRedHat with Xavier and Kam, Intro: 
- TheSharpness with JTO and Pastel, Intro: 
- Tribute27 with Charles, Intro: 
- WarriorCatRoseEyes with Sam and Dan, Intro: