"Curses come in all forms and all levels of severity. Sometimes, if you are lucky, they are simple to cast off. A kiss, an apology, or an epiphany can be all it takes to reclaim your freedom.Of course, most people are not so lucky.Most never manage to lift them. They take their curses to their graves.Some set out on perilous journeys, risking their lives as they search for a cure in vain. Very few find success.We are offering a different option. One that is absolutely guaranteed to remove any curse of any kind.All you need to do is prove your worth, and your curse will be lifted for free."The Cursed OCT is an Original Character Tournament taking place on DeviantART. Round 1 began on November 12, 2012. It is set in a strange world where cursed competitors fight to reach a castle at the heart of the land, where powerful curse-lifters are said to be. Each round features an entirely different arena, the first involving perpetual torrential rains.
This OCT contains examples of the following tropes:
Abusive Parents- Derek can't see his father, on account that he's an alcoholic.
Action Girl- It's very common, seeing as the characters are in a tournament.
Yugure is a Kung Fu master.
Laria is the Master of Thieves.
Clemmy's quick, stubborn, and fights with a mallet.
Alice fights in a dress.
Brea is... well, she's Brea.
It'll be interesting to see Ice in action...
Action Mom- Erin is the local superhero and badass soccer mom.
Professional Slacker- If it isn't worthwhile to him, Shimakee will remain in his "lazy mode", in which, ironically, the effort he would have needed to complete the task is less than what he took to avoid it. May be Brilliant, but Lazy.
The Chosen Many- Red and a few others belong to a race of superhumans, destined to change the course of their history.
The Medic- Sapphire has medical knowledge, and likes to heal others.
The Smart Guy- Although Shimakee was raised as a hunter, he prefers to laze around, since logically it brings him equal profit for less effort.
The Stoic- Red's demons prevented him from showing/feeling emotion.
The Worsening Curse Mark- Brea and Valerik have tattoos that restrict their movements. The more they struggle, the worse they become.
Laria's curse marks restrain her, and cause her intense pain as she is pushed harder.
Evangeline's curse mark is slowly killing her.
Ugly Guy, Hot Wife- Even after Morty is afflicted with his curse, which causes viewers to see his face as what they fear most, his girlfriend stays with him. She's completely normal in appearance, and is not cursed.
Weakbut Skilled- Pink and Green, being the smallest of the competition, rely only on their needles and their ability to persuade.
Weaksauce Weakness- The Serpent, who was once a monstrously powerful being, is terrified of cats.
The entire setting of Round 1 was perpetually rainy- and Glaze's weakness is water. He is literally defeated in the first round when he faints while walking through the rain, leaving the watching Shimakee as victor.
White Mask of Doom- Mortimer's paper bag could still qualify, although it is not very sinister itself.
Who Is This Guy Again?- Deryn's curse makes it impossible for anyone to remember his na- ...What was it again?
Woobie- Jacob is scared of solitude, accident-prone, and has "puppy-like idiosyncransies".