In summer of 2013, a girl named Nikka was given a challenge for a scholarship - make a fandom. Of course, said person couldn't write, draw, produce music, videos, or anything that could cultivate a fandom. Her solution? Allow the net to create the fandom themselves. With the help of some friends, she started releasing character designs on the public domain, giving no context, and declaring everything to be canon. ...And then it turned out that she had lied about the scholarship. (She did apologize for leading everybody on, though.) However, her friends, realizing what an amazing thing they created, decided to keep Fan Pro
going like before, as an open community, just minus the goal of trying to get a scholarship.
Information about FanPro can be found at the official Tumblr
- Ambiguous Gender: Invoked with several of the characters.
- Doing It for the Art: All FanPro characters are in the public domain, so there's no royalties.
- Loads and Loads of Characters - 121 have been released so far, 1000 total have been confirmed, and there's an unofficial fandom goal to break the world record for largest cast of characters.
- No Name Given - Since there is no canon, the characters are usually distinguished by their numbers.
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: Since the original 100 designs, the makers of Fanpro have begun accepting fan-submitted characters into the official canon. Of course, given that there's no canon, fan content makes up almost the entirety of Fanpro.
- Public Domain Character: Every single one of them.
- Terrible Artist: chiitomero, who designed 0001 through 0063. Tropes Are Not Bad, in this case - it's allowed artists to take a lot of liberties with the designs.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Quite a few of the designs.