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* Perhaps the writer simply doesn't understand what he's writing about.
* Perhaps he is applying his own AlternateCharacterInterpretation to them (of which, both PossessionSue, HoYay, FoeYay, and DieForOurShip contributes towards).
* Perhaps he's just writing a TransplantedCharacterFic. Regardless, it's usually frowned upon to post stuff not labeled as such, with the term becoming quite negative if it gets applied to a story by other people.

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* Perhaps the writer simply doesn't understand what he's they're writing about.
* Perhaps he is they are applying his their own AlternateCharacterInterpretation to them (of which, both PossessionSue, HoYay, FoeYay, and DieForOurShip contributes towards).
* Perhaps he's they're just writing a TransplantedCharacterFic. Regardless, it's usually frowned upon to post stuff not labeled as such, with the term becoming quite negative if it gets applied to a story by other people.


Not to be confused with InAndOutOfCharacter. In {{Role Playing Game}}s, it is sometimes necessary to make a distinction between when a player is ''In Character'' and ''Out Of Character'', to know if the person is speaking as the character or as the player. A player who uses Out of Character information (such as the presence of goblins in a room ahead) to make an in-character choice is said to be [[{{Metagame}} MetaGaming]], which most dungeon-masters severely frown upon. Also not to be confused with the acronym for "Original Canon Character", another term for anOCStandIn.

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Not to be confused with InAndOutOfCharacter. In {{Role Playing Game}}s, it is sometimes necessary to make a distinction between when a player is ''In Character'' and ''Out Of Character'', to know if the person is speaking as the character or as the player. A player who uses Out of Character information (such as the presence of goblins in a room ahead) to make an in-character choice is said to be [[{{Metagame}} MetaGaming]], which most dungeon-masters severely frown upon. Also not to be confused with the acronym for "Original Canon Character", another term for anOCStandIn.an OCStandIn.


In DerivativeWorks (especially FanFiction), this term means that somebody is acting largely against his or her established personality. How and why this occurs has a pretty wide range:

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In DerivativeWorks (especially FanFiction), {{Fanfiction}}), this term means that somebody is acting largely against his or her established personality. How and why this occurs has a pretty wide range:



* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].

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* If the FanFic {{Fanfic}} is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].



Not to be confused with InAndOutOfCharacter. In {{Role Playing Game}}s, it is sometimes necessary to make a distinction between when a player is ''In Character'' and ''Out Of Character'', to know if the person is speaking as the character or as the player. A player who uses Out of Character information (such as the presence of goblins in a room ahead) to make an in-character choice is said to be [[{{Metagame}} MetaGaming]], which most dungeon-masters severely frown upon.

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Not to be confused with InAndOutOfCharacter. In {{Role Playing Game}}s, it is sometimes necessary to make a distinction between when a player is ''In Character'' and ''Out Of Character'', to know if the person is speaking as the character or as the player. A player who uses Out of Character information (such as the presence of goblins in a room ahead) to make an in-character choice is said to be [[{{Metagame}} MetaGaming]], which most dungeon-masters severely frown upon. Also not to be confused with the acronym for "Original Canon Character", another term for anOCStandIn.


* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].

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* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].


* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OoCisSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].

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* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OoCisSeriousBusiness [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way]].


Compare CharacterDerailment, which is this applied to canon. See also OutOfCharacterMoment. DracoInLeatherPants, RonTheDeathEater and {{Wimpification}} can be considered subtropes.

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Compare CharacterDerailment, which is this applied to canon.canon, and OOCIsSeriousBusiness in situations where characters are noted as acting out of the ordinary in particularly stressful circumstances. See also OutOfCharacterMoment. DracoInLeatherPants, RonTheDeathEater and {{Wimpification}} can be considered subtropes.


* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way.

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* If the FanFic is [[SturgeonsLaw of the 10%]], this is likely because [[OoCisSeriousBusiness something in the story's backstory or plotline made them act this way.
way]].


* Crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay, or shoehorning two characters unto {{uke}} and {{seme}} archetypes.

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* Crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay, or shoehorning two characters unto {{uke}} and {{seme}} archetypes.


* Perhaps he's just writing a CookieCutterFic. Regardless, it's usually frowned upon to post stuff not labeled as such, with the term becoming quite negative if it gets applied to a story by other people.

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* Perhaps he's just writing a CookieCutterFic.TransplantedCharacterFic. Regardless, it's usually frowned upon to post stuff not labeled as such, with the term becoming quite negative if it gets applied to a story by other people.


* Crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay, or shoehorning two characters to fit {{uke}} and {{seme}} archetypes.

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* Crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay, or shoehorning two characters to fit unto {{uke}} and {{seme}} archetypes.


* A crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay.

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* A crack Crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay.
gay, or shoehorning two characters to fit {{uke}} and {{seme}} archetypes.



Compare CharacterDerailment, which is this applied to canon. See also OutOfCharacterMoment. DracoInLeatherPants and RonTheDeathEater can be considered subtropes.

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Compare CharacterDerailment, which is this applied to canon. See also OutOfCharacterMoment. DracoInLeatherPants and DracoInLeatherPants, RonTheDeathEater and {{Wimpification}} can be considered subtropes.


* A crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's peroonalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay.

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* A crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's peroonalities, personalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay.



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* A crack or yaoi pairings, which mess up some character's peroonalities, like making a blatant womanizer gay.


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[[caption-width-right:349:''[[{{Understatement}} [[caption-width-right:280:''[[{{Understatement}} Subtly]]'' not in phase with the [[MagnificentBastard character]].]]

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