Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / SailorEarth

Go To



** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'' isn't hard to do this with either, being as there are several Classic Robot Masters and other robots that went unused by the end of the series, while ''Network Transmission'', ''[[VideoGameMegaManBattleNetwork5TeamColonelAndTeamProtoMan 5]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork6CybeastGregarAndCybeastFalzar 6]]'' bring in Zero, Colonel, and Iris--opening up possibilities for more ''X'' series-based [[{{Expy}} Expies]]. That's not even counting the possibility of random officials and/or other [=NetBattlers=] and their Navis made up wholesale, or giving an operator to [[KillAllHumans Bass]]. This can also work in reverse, as both ''Battle Network'' (''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' included) and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'' have introduced [=NetNavis=] who do not have a canon Robot Master counterpart in the original series. On top of this, one Navi (Ring.EXE from ''[[GaidenGame Battle Chip Challenge]]'') is [[DistaffCounterpart the opposite gender]] of the Robot Master they're based on (Ring ''Man'' of ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan4 MM4]]''), opening up yet another door. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' series demonstrates, it doesn't stop there either: at least one Navi is influenced by a ''Legends'' character [[note]]Glyde.EXE, based on Glyde from ''[=MML2=]''[[/note]] and no less than four other characters have cross-series counterparts between ''Battle Network'' and ''Legends'' [[note]]Shu and her brothers Appo and Dah (''Legends 2'') > Shuko Kido and her brothers Atsu and Ty (''[=BN4=]: Blue Moon'' and ''[=BN6=]: Falzar''); Yaito of Pokte Village (''Legends 2'') > Yai Ayanokoji; additionally, Dr. Wily has another counterpart in the form of Wily, the Uptown boat house owner in ''Legends''[[/note]].

to:

** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'' isn't hard to do this with either, being as there are several Classic Robot Masters and other robots that went unused by the end of the series, while ''Network Transmission'', ''[[VideoGameMegaManBattleNetwork5TeamColonelAndTeamProtoMan ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork5TeamColonelAndTeamProtoMan 5]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork6CybeastGregarAndCybeastFalzar 6]]'' bring in Zero, Colonel, and Iris--opening up possibilities for more ''X'' series-based [[{{Expy}} Expies]]. That's not even counting the possibility of random officials and/or other [=NetBattlers=] and their Navis made up wholesale, or giving an operator to [[KillAllHumans Bass]]. This can also work in reverse, as both ''Battle Network'' (''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' included) and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'' have introduced [=NetNavis=] who do not have a canon Robot Master counterpart in the original series. On top of this, one Navi (Ring.EXE from ''[[GaidenGame Battle Chip Challenge]]'') is [[DistaffCounterpart the opposite gender]] of the Robot Master they're based on (Ring ''Man'' of ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan4 MM4]]''), opening up yet another door. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' series demonstrates, it doesn't stop there either: at least one Navi is influenced by a ''Legends'' character [[note]]Glyde.EXE, based on Glyde from ''[=MML2=]''[[/note]] and no less than four other characters have cross-series counterparts between ''Battle Network'' and ''Legends'' [[note]]Shu and her brothers Appo and Dah (''Legends 2'') > Shuko Kido and her brothers Atsu and Ty (''[=BN4=]: Blue Moon'' and ''[=BN6=]: Falzar''); Yaito of Pokte Village (''Legends 2'') > Yai Ayanokoji; additionally, Dr. Wily has another counterpart in the form of Wily, the Uptown boat house owner in ''Legends''[[/note]].

Added DiffLines:

*** New [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Mutos Reploids]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZX Pseudoroids]], by comparison, are considerably rarer, despite the implication that the former are quite abundant as protectors of the humans living in Neo Arcadia and/or elite soldiers of the [[EliteFour Four Guardians]]. While an assortment of animal- and plant-based characters like their predecessors, several Mutos Reploids have more of mythological slant to their designs than the majority of the non-humanoid Reploids in ''X'' [[labelnote:(for example...)]][[VideoGame/MegaManZero1 Anubis Necromancess, Asura Basura, Aztec Falcon, Hanumachine, Maha Ganeshariff]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero2 Hyleg Ourobockle, Phoenix Magnion]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero3 Childre Inarabitta, Cubit Foxtar]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZero4 Fenri Lunaedge, Mino Magnus, Noble Mandrago, Pegasolta Eclair, Popla Cocapetri, Sol Titanion, Tech Kraken]][[/labelnote]] though with much looser naming conventions as well; compare [[VideoGame/MegaManZero1 Blizzack Staggroff]] or [[VideoGame/MegaManZero2 Panter Flauclaws]] to '''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero3 Glacier Le Cactank]]'''. Meanwhile, Pseudoroids are more simply named (Name the Descriptionroid), with the caveat that the first letter of the Pseudoroid's name in ''ZX'' matches the Biometal fragment they carry (ex. '''H'''ivolt the Raptoroid has half of Model H, '''L'''urerre the Abysroid has half of Model L). The Pseudoroids of ''ZX Advent'', who instead possess pieces of Model W, have no such restrictions (ex. Chronoforce the Xiphosuroid, Vulturon the Condoroid, Queenbee the Hymenopteroid).


** Some fanfics of ''Kingdom Hearts'' may actually show an ''entirely'' new Organization surfacing from all that was ever left of the old one. Considering the "Twenty Years later, a new disaster causes a group of people to lose their hearts and create Nobodies"-situation is, in theory, highly possible. [[spoiler:This is entirely canon. ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' states Master Xehanort is reviving Organization XIII using himself as the leader and various incarnations of himself and other beings corrupted by him as the members.]]

to:

** Some fanfics of ''Kingdom Hearts'' may actually show an ''entirely'' new Organization surfacing from all that was ever left of the old one. Considering the "Twenty Years later, a new disaster causes a group of people to lose their hearts and create Nobodies"-situation Nobodies" situation is, in theory, highly possible. [[spoiler:This is entirely canon. ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' states Master Xehanort is reviving Organization XIII using himself as the leader and various incarnations of himself and other beings corrupted by him as the members.]]



** In the franchise's early days, less than half of the original 30 or so [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs]] were named. This made creating a new Spartan character as easy as picking a first name and a three-digit number, as long as you didn't expect people to accept your Spartan surviving [[EverybodysDeadDave the Fall of Reach]] -- virtually every survivor of that battle is canonically accounted for. Eventually, most of the Spartan-[=IIs=] were given names, which you'd think would mean the end of this trope. However, this has been balanced out by the reveal that some of the 45 or so Spartan-II trainees who had allegedly "washed out" did actually later become full Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves; when combined with media also revealing that not every Spartan-[=II=] was even ''at'' Reach when it fell, this still leaves plenty of room for Spartan-II [=OCs=].

to:

** In the franchise's early days, less than half of the original 30 or so [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs]] were named. This made creating a new Spartan character as easy as picking a first name and a three-digit number, as long as you didn't expect people to accept your Spartan surviving [[EverybodysDeadDave the Fall of Reach]] -- virtually every survivor of that battle is canonically accounted for. Eventually, most of the Spartan-[=IIs=] were given names, which you'd think would mean the end of this trope. However, this has been balanced out by the reveal that some of the 45 or so Spartan-II trainees who had allegedly "washed out" did actually later become full Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves; when combined with media also revealing that not every Spartan-[=II=] Spartan-II was even ''at'' Reach when it fell, this still leaves plenty of room for Spartan-II [=OCs=].



** Some of the fan-produced characters have acquired such a popularity that they might as well be canon. Notably Mitori Kawashiro, the sister of the Kappa girl Nitori, whose power is to prohibit anything (in good Touhou fashion, this is difficult to wrap your head around and potentially absurdly broken). Mitori has her own fanmade theme and appears in a fanmade game.
** 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 a pulp with her own fists, as a result sporting a 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 position of the Hakurei Shrine Maiden.

to:

** Some of the fan-produced characters have acquired such a popularity that they might as well be canon. Notably Mitori Kawashiro, the sister of the Kappa girl Nitori, whose power is to prohibit anything (in good Touhou ''Touhou'' fashion, this is difficult to wrap your head around and potentially absurdly broken). Mitori has her own fanmade theme and appears in a fanmade game.
** Another relatively popular fan character is the Sendai Hakurei no Miko (The ("The Previous Generation Hakurei Shrine Maiden). 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 a pulp with her own fists, as a result sporting a modified Miko outfit with a LeotardOfPower that shows off her [[CoveredInScars her scar-covered body]]. Her relation to Reimu varies, from Mother mother to a distant Ancestor, ancestor, or just an unrelated woman who previously held the position of the Hakurei Shrine Maiden.



** Creating a SixthRanger for the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Axem Ranger]] to follow the [[Franchise/SuperSentai pattern they are]] [[Franchise/PowerRangers a parody of]] is also common. Usually Blue, Purple isn't unheard of though. In one example [[SixthRangerTraitor the Axem Blue turned out to be Geno]].

to:

** Creating a SixthRanger for the [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Axem Ranger]] to follow the [[Franchise/SuperSentai pattern they are]] [[Franchise/PowerRangers a parody of]] is also common. Usually Blue, Blue; Purple isn't unheard of of, though. In one example example, [[SixthRangerTraitor the Axem Blue turned out to be Geno]].



* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has the three Snakes: Solid, Liquid, and Solidus. The absence of the most obvious third entry in the [[ThemeNaming matter-based naming cycle]], Gas Snake, makes him an easy choice for this. Plasma Snake would be a somewhat close second. However, Solidus Snake fills the theme roll of Gas Snake.[[note]]Solidus is a chemical term for the line on a pressure/temperature diagram that marks the phase transition between a solid and liquid.[[/note]] [[Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound Bose-Einstein Condensate Snake, however, has not had much support.]]

to:

* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has the three Snakes: Solid, Liquid, and Solidus. The absence of the most obvious third entry in the [[ThemeNaming matter-based naming cycle]], Gas Snake, makes him an easy choice for this. Plasma Snake would be a somewhat close second. However, Solidus Snake fills the theme roll of Gas Snake. [[note]]Solidus is a chemical term for the line on a pressure/temperature diagram that marks the phase transition between a solid and liquid.[[/note]] [[Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound Bose-Einstein Condensate Snake, however, has not had much support.]]



* Fan characters in both ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' canons are popular, ranging from simply other dragons to another survivor of Spyro and Cynder's Year of the Dragon. Other popular topics are a Wind Guardian or a replacement for [[spoiler: Ignitus]], as well as Purple Dragons between Malefor and Spyro.

to:

* Fan characters in both ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' canons are popular, ranging from simply other dragons to another survivor of Spyro and Cynder's Year of the Dragon. Other popular topics are a Wind Guardian or a replacement for [[spoiler: Ignitus]], [[spoiler:Ignitus]], as well as Purple Dragons between Malefor and Spyro.



** ''{{Franchise/Disgaea}}'' fanfics that center on either generic units or original characters can be easily written, as there are stated to be a countless number of Netherworlds. For the generic units, they can also have personalities that wildly differ from the norm, as Reincarnation is a mechanic in the series.

to:

** ''{{Franchise/Disgaea}}'' ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' fanfics that center on either generic units or original characters can be easily written, as there are stated to be a countless number of Netherworlds. For the generic units, they can also have personalities that wildly differ from the norm, as Reincarnation is a mechanic in the series.



* The ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'' fandom has tons of cartoon {{Original Character}}s who are meant to be Bendy's co-stars. Often they are humanoid cartoons, [[FunnyAnimal Funny Animals]], or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] (the latter being HilariousInHindsight as Chapter 2 introduces Alice Angel). Seeing as the only rule is "make them look like a toon from the 20s/30s," it's easy to come up with your own character.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'' fandom has tons of cartoon {{Original Character}}s who are meant to be Bendy's co-stars. Often they are humanoid cartoons, [[FunnyAnimal Funny Animals]], {{Funny Animal}}s, or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] (the latter being HilariousInHindsight as Chapter 2 introduces Alice Angel). Seeing as the only rule is "make them look like a toon from the 20s/30s," it's easy to come up with your own character.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':



* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' defines itself by exploring the memories of an entire family line using Animus technology, something that anyone can do as long as they have access to one. It's fairly easy to write a character on either side of the Assassin-Templar war with a lengthy - and plot relevent - family history, especially as, after Assassin's Creed II, both sides have their own Animus platforms. In fact, in the multiplayer for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood through Black Flag, the players are explicitly modern-era Templar initiates learning real-world assassination skills from the Bleeding Effect, the same way that series-protagonist Desmond did.
** As the series is meant to take place in the real world, and primarily features two covert orginizations with plentiful numbers of operatives from all walks of life, a writer could easily use ''their own ancestors'' as a [[RealPersonFic real life]] OCStandIn during the respective historical era they lived in.

to:

* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' defines itself by exploring the memories of an entire family line using Animus technology, something that anyone can do as long as they have access to one. It's fairly easy to write a character on either side of the Assassin-Templar war with a lengthy - -- and plot relevent - relevant -- family history, especially as, after Assassin's Creed II, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', both sides have their own Animus platforms. In fact, in the multiplayer for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' through ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Black Flag, Flag]]'', the players are explicitly modern-era Templar initiates learning real-world assassination skills from the Bleeding Effect, the same way that series-protagonist series protagonist Desmond did.
** As the series is meant to take place in the real world, and primarily features two covert orginizations organizations with plentiful numbers of operatives from all walks of life, a writer could easily use ''their own ancestors'' as a [[RealPersonFic real life]] OCStandIn during the respective historical era they lived in.



** Even though it being forgotten makes OC Blood Maidens pretty unlikely, it's actually quite easy to make one. They're all based on characters from fairytales. It's not just Brothers Grimm fairytales either thanks to Kaguya (based on The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter), and they aren't limited by being female either, as Hameln is based on the male titular character of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The only thing that's difficult is using a character from an already used fable, as Red Riding Hood's Blood Skelter references the Big Bad Wolf and Alice's bow in both Massacre AND Blood Skelter looks like rabbit ears (possibly like the White Rabbit). We also already know that others before the game existed, so just make them one of those... though that would mean they died before the game's events.

to:

** Even though it being forgotten makes OC Blood Maidens pretty unlikely, it's actually quite easy to make one. They're all based on characters from fairytales. It's not just Brothers Grimm fairytales either thanks to Kaguya (based on The ''The Tale Of The of the Bamboo Cutter), Cutter''), and they aren't limited by being female either, as Hameln is based on the male titular character of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The only thing that's difficult is using a character from an already used fable, as Red Riding Hood's Blood Skelter references the Big Bad Wolf and Alice's bow in both Massacre AND Blood Skelter looks like rabbit ears (possibly like the White Rabbit). We also already know that others before the game existed, so just make them one of those... though that would mean they died before the game's events.





** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' fan works, new characters are most often created as Maverick Hunters, like the canon protagonists. And since X is part of the 17th Unit, that frees up at least 16 other units of indeterminate size for fan usage--or at least it ''would have'' if [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 first]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 four]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 games]], [[AllThereInTheScript their instruction manuals]], and [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] didn't name seven of those units [[note]]4th Land Unit, 6th Armada, 7th Airborne Unit, 8th Armored Unit, 9th Special/Ranger Unit, 13th Polar Region Unit, 14th Special Unit[[/note]] along with a 0th Special Unit Zero commands after the events of ''X2''. The exact number of Hunters that comprised each unit prior to their post-[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 Eurasia]] disbandment is still unknown, as the only members seen outside of X and Zero defect and join Sigma's Maverick rebellion.
*** Since X and Zero are the leaders of the 17th and 00th units respectively, it's also common to create new characters to make up these units and show them functioning as teams. And ever since ''[[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Command Mission]]'' showed that the Maverick Hunters have multiple ''headquarters'', like the Far East HQ shown in the game, opens up even ''more'' opportunities for other units.
** There's also characters who are either the "real" last creations of Light or Wily, or prototypes of X or Zero, and were also sealed away in a capsule until discovered, some of which tend to have caused the "Cataclysm," the by-now {{Jossed}} Fanon theory that got rid of the Classic series characters.



** It's also popular in the series to do this with [[AloofOlderBrother Proto]] [[AloofAlly Man]], whose [[MysteriousProtector infrequent]] [[BigDamnHeroes appearances]] [[TheStationsOfTheCanon in the canon]] mean there's plenty of spaces for fanfic writers to fill in for him.
** ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'' isn't hard to do this with either, being as there are several Classic Robot Masters and other robots that went unused by the end of the series, and ''5'' and ''6'' bring in Colonel and Iris and opening up possibilities for ''X'' series-based [[{{Expy}} Expies]]. That's not even counting the possibility of random officials and/or other Netbattlers and their Navis made up wholesale, or giving an operator to [[KillAllHumans Bass]]. This can also work in reverse, as both ''Battle Network'' (''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' included) and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'' have introduced [=NetNavis=] who do not have a canon Robot Master counterpart in the original series. On top of this, one Navi (Ring.EXE from ''[[GaidenGame Battle Chip Challenge]]'') is [[DistaffCounterpart the opposite gender]] of the Robot Master they're based on (Ring ''Man'' of ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan4 MM4]]''), opening up yet another door. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' series demonstrates, it doesn't stop there either: at least one Navi is influenced by a ''Legends'' character [[note]]Glyde.EXE, based on Glyde from ''[=MML2=]''[[/note]] and no less than four other characters have cross-series counterparts between ''Battle Network'' and ''Legends'' [[note]]Shu and her brothers Appo and Dah (''Legends 2'') > Shuko Kido and her brothers Atsu and Ty (''[=BN4=]: Blue Moon'' and ''[=BN6=]: Falzar''); Yaito of Pokte Village (''Legends 2'') > Yai Ayanokoji; additionally, Dr. Wily has another counterpart in the form of Wily, the Uptown boat house owner in ''Legends''[[/note]].
** Most ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' [=OCs=] tend to be a character with a DoomedHometown discovering a Biometal that's based on other ''Mega Man'' characters, if not Model O. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series doesn't offer too many candidates to base a Biometal off of beyond Elpizo and Craft, fans tend to turn to the original and ''X'' series for inspiration.

to:

** There's also characters who are either the "real" last creations of Light or Wily, or prototypes of X or Zero, and were also sealed away in a capsule until discovered, some of which tend to have caused the "Cataclysm," the by-now {{Jossed}} Fanon theory that got rid of the Classic series characters.
** It's also popular in the Classic series to do this with [[AloofOlderBrother Proto]] [[AloofAlly Man]], whose [[MysteriousProtector infrequent]] [[BigDamnHeroes appearances]] [[TheStationsOfTheCanon in the canon]] mean there's plenty of spaces for fanfic writers to fill in for him.
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' fan works, new characters are most often created as Maverick Hunters, like the canon protagonists. And since X is part of the 17th Unit, that frees up at least 16 other units of indeterminate size for fan usage--or at least it ''would have'' if [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 first]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 four]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 games]], [[AllThereInTheScript their instruction manuals]], and [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] didn't name seven of those units [[note]]4th Land Unit, 6th Armada, 7th Airborne Unit, 8th Armored Unit, 9th Special/Ranger Unit, 13th Polar Region Unit, 14th Special Unit[[/note]] along with a 0th Special Unit Zero commands after the events of ''X2''. The exact number of Hunters that comprised each unit prior to their post-[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 Eurasia]] disbandment is still unknown, as the only members seen outside of X and Zero defect and join Sigma's Maverick rebellion.
*** Since X and Zero are the leaders of the 17th and 00th units respectively, it's also common to create new characters to make up these units and show them functioning as teams. And ever since ''[[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Command Mission]]'' showed that the Maverick Hunters have multiple ''headquarters'', like the Far East HQ shown in the game, opens up even ''more'' opportunities for other units.
**
''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]]'' isn't hard to do this with either, being as there are several Classic Robot Masters and other robots that went unused by the end of the series, while ''Network Transmission'', ''[[VideoGameMegaManBattleNetwork5TeamColonelAndTeamProtoMan 5]]'', and ''5'' and ''6'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork6CybeastGregarAndCybeastFalzar 6]]'' bring in Colonel Zero, Colonel, and Iris and opening Iris--opening up possibilities for more ''X'' series-based [[{{Expy}} Expies]]. That's not even counting the possibility of random officials and/or other Netbattlers [=NetBattlers=] and their Navis made up wholesale, or giving an operator to [[KillAllHumans Bass]]. This can also work in reverse, as both ''Battle Network'' (''[[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior NT Warrior]]'' included) and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Star Force]]'' have introduced [=NetNavis=] who do not have a canon Robot Master counterpart in the original series. On top of this, one Navi (Ring.EXE from ''[[GaidenGame Battle Chip Challenge]]'') is [[DistaffCounterpart the opposite gender]] of the Robot Master they're based on (Ring ''Man'' of ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan4 MM4]]''), opening up yet another door. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' series demonstrates, it doesn't stop there either: at least one Navi is influenced by a ''Legends'' character [[note]]Glyde.EXE, based on Glyde from ''[=MML2=]''[[/note]] and no less than four other characters have cross-series counterparts between ''Battle Network'' and ''Legends'' [[note]]Shu and her brothers Appo and Dah (''Legends 2'') > Shuko Kido and her brothers Atsu and Ty (''[=BN4=]: Blue Moon'' and ''[=BN6=]: Falzar''); Yaito of Pokte Village (''Legends 2'') > Yai Ayanokoji; additionally, Dr. Wily has another counterpart in the form of Wily, the Uptown boat house owner in ''Legends''[[/note]].
** Most ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' [=OCs=] tend to be a character with a DoomedHometown discovering a Biometal that's based on other ''Mega Man'' characters, if not Model O. As the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series doesn't offer too many candidates to base a Biometal off of beyond Elpizo [[VideoGame/MegaManZero2 Elpizo]] and Craft, [[VideoGame/MegaManZero4 Craft]], fans tend to turn to the original and ''X'' series for inspiration.


** Players were also given the ability to create their own custom Non-Player Characters. In the series, it's shown that these characters could be customized to the same extent as the players themselves, and could be used to defend player-owned areas and for roleplay. In the New World, all these characters [[AnimateInanimateObject come to life]] and live in accordance with their player-written backstories, providing an entirely different source for an OC.

to:

** Players were also given the ability to create their own custom [[NonPlayerCharacter Non-Player Characters.Characters]]. In the series, it's shown that these characters could be customized to the same extent as the players themselves, and could be used to defend player-owned areas and for roleplay. In the New World, all these characters [[AnimateInanimateObject come to life]] and live in accordance with their player-written backstories, providing an entirely different source for an OC.



** Fanfics involve aspiring trainers just starting out on their journeys... and written in a way that makes the canon human characters look like incompetent chumps. On the other hand, that isn't difficult to achieve, as writing characters with ''sense'' puts them miles above the canon cast, or at least [[IdiotHero Ash]]. With the introduction of trainer customization in [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] (thus meaning the {{Player Character}}s [[AuthorAvatar can now resemble the actual player]]), these types of stories have only become more prevalent. Bonus points if the trainer begins his/her journey with a Pokémon that's not a regional starter, usually an Eevee or Pseudo-Legnedary.

to:

** Fanfics involve aspiring trainers Trainers just starting out on their journeys... and written in a way that makes the canon human characters look like incompetent chumps. On the other hand, that isn't difficult to achieve, as writing characters with ''sense'' puts them miles above the canon cast, or at least [[IdiotHero Ash]]. With the introduction of trainer Trainer customization in [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation VI]] (thus meaning the {{Player Character}}s [[AuthorAvatar can now resemble the actual player]]), these types of stories have only become more prevalent. Bonus points if the trainer begins his/her journey with a Pokémon that's not a regional starter, usually an Eevee or Pseudo-Legnedary.Pseudo-Legendary.



*** Even before regional variants were introduced, making breed variations of Pokemon based on different habitats or real life-species was common; for example, Bulbasaur with different species of flowers on their backs, or Houndoom based on different breeds of dogs.
** Another popular fanart topic is variations where a Pokemon whose father was a different species than the mother would take on different physical characteristics, ranging from different color pallets to changed physical characteristics.

to:

*** Even before regional variants were introduced, making breed variations of Pokemon Pokémon based on different habitats or real life-species was common; for example, Bulbasaur with different species of flowers on their backs, or Houndoom based on different breeds of dogs.
** Another popular fanart fan art topic is variations where a Pokemon whose father was a different species than the mother would take on different physical characteristics, ranging from different color pallets to changed physical characteristics.



** Countless numbers of new Freedom Fighters in ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' fanfiction, even though it isn't in a concept in the games. This is easier in fanfic concerning the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie comic]] series, as there are any number of unnamed Freedom Fighter groups to work with.
** Boy, when they played ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', they'd probably have been shaking with rage or thinking "oh, s/he came from this dimension where all the echidnas are." (Remember Shade?)

to:

** Countless numbers of new Freedom Fighters in ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' fanfiction, even though it isn't in a concept in the games. This is easier in fanfic concerning the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog the Archie comic]] series, comic series]], as there are any number of unnamed Freedom Fighter groups to work with.
** Boy, when they played ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', they'd probably have been shaking with rage or thinking "oh, "Oh, s/he came from this dimension where all the echidnas are." (Remember Shade?)



** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' fan works, new characters are most often created as Maverick Hunters, like the canon protagonists. And since X is part of the 17th Unit, that frees up at least 16 other units of indeterminate size for fan usage.

to:

** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' fan works, new characters are most often created as Maverick Hunters, like the canon protagonists. And since X is part of the 17th Unit, that frees up at least 16 other units of indeterminate size for fan usage.usage--or at least it ''would have'' if [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 the]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 first]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 four]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX4 games]], [[AllThereInTheScript their instruction manuals]], and [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]] didn't name seven of those units [[note]]4th Land Unit, 6th Armada, 7th Airborne Unit, 8th Armored Unit, 9th Special/Ranger Unit, 13th Polar Region Unit, 14th Special Unit[[/note]] along with a 0th Special Unit Zero commands after the events of ''X2''. The exact number of Hunters that comprised each unit prior to their post-[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 Eurasia]] disbandment is still unknown, as the only members seen outside of X and Zero defect and join Sigma's Maverick rebellion.
*** Since X and Zero are the leaders of the 17th and 00th units respectively, it's also common to create new characters to make up these units and show them functioning as teams. And ever since ''[[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Command Mission]]'' showed that the Maverick Hunters have multiple ''headquarters'', like the Far East HQ shown in the game, opens up even ''more'' opportunities for other units.



** Since X and Zero are the leaders of the 17th and 00th units respectively, it's also common to create new characters to make up these units and show them functioning as teams. And ever since ''[[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Command Mission]]'' showed that the Maverick Hunters have multiple ''headquarters'', like the East-Asia HQ shown in the game, opens up even ''more'' opportunities for other units.


** Any hypothetical Sailor Soldier, but especially the obviously missing "Sailor Earth" (whose role is technically filled by Usagi's boyfriend [[note]]Mamoru/Endymion has what would be the Sailor Crystal of Earth, however the rule is that only girls can be Sailor Senshi, so this makes him the closest to a canonical Sailor Earth.[[/note]]). The manga's creator later admits that none of the later senshi were actually planned out before they appeared, since the series was initially intended to only feature the few girls to follow the FiveManBand rule; once the manga's fourth arc made canon the existence of ''asteroid'' senshi with Sailors Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the door was flung wide open. As a result, any astronomical object tends to get Senshi,[[note]]though it's not likely anyone is going to make a Sailor 99942 Apophis or a Sailor 47 Ursae Majoris b,[[/note]] and this was going on ''well'' before Pluto was demoted from planetary status. Stars are extremely common targets for fan Senshi, the most prominent continuing to be creating a Sailor Sun (aka Sailor Solaris if you're being technical). Although the Senshi's uniforms are shown to be vastly different around the galaxy with only the Sailor collar being the always present component (compare the Starlights and the Solar System Senshi), many OC creators tend to stick with the Sol Senshi uniform formula despite there being little to no evidence of Senshi elsewhere having similar uniforms.

to:

** Any hypothetical Sailor Soldier, but especially the obviously missing "Sailor Earth" (whose role is technically filled by Usagi's boyfriend [[note]]Mamoru/Endymion has what would be the Sailor Crystal of Earth, Earth; however the rule is that only girls can be Sailor Senshi, so this makes him the closest to a canonical Sailor Earth.[[/note]]). Earth[[/note]]). The manga's creator later admits that none of the later senshi Senshi were actually planned out before they appeared, since the series was initially intended to only feature the few girls to follow the FiveManBand rule; once the manga's fourth arc made canon the existence of ''asteroid'' senshi Senshi with Sailors Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, the door was flung wide open. As a result, any astronomical object tends to get Senshi,[[note]]though Senshi [[note]]though it's not likely anyone is going to make a Sailor 99942 Apophis or a Sailor 47 Ursae Majoris b,[[/note]] b[[/note]], and this was going on ''well'' before Pluto was demoted from planetary status. Stars are extremely common targets for fan Senshi, the most prominent continuing to be creating a Sailor Sun (aka Sailor Solaris if you're being technical). Although the Senshi's uniforms are shown to be vastly different around the galaxy with only the Sailor collar being the always present component (compare the Starlights and the Solar System Senshi), many OC creators tend to stick with the Sol Senshi uniform formula despite there being little to no evidence of Senshi elsewhere having similar uniforms.



* ''Franchise/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 Freeza 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 [[Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13 one]] NonSerialMovie and one [[VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ video game]]), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien -- ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ 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 several out of twelve have been shown in varying lengths. In Universe 6, alone, the Saiyans continue to thrive, and that's to say nothing of the other universes that haven't been explored or shown only glimpses of such wonders as ''Franchise/SuperSentai''-esque Pride Troopers of Universe 11 whom an OC could easily slip into. In addition, Universe 6's status as a mirror to Universe 7/canon means that Universe 6 aliens can be used as OC bases in Universe 7, such as the lava-powered robot-like Metalmen. In addition as Universe 6 humans, Namekians, and other races from the main universe haven't been shown, exploring them and creating an OC there isn't hard to do. Bonus points if they stick to the ThemeNaming all these have.

to:

* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': It is very easy to create a Saiyan without disrupting the universe's canon[[note]]It'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 Freeza and get himself killed."[[/note]] killed"[[/note]] -- so much so that [[Anime/DragonBallYoSonGokuAndHisFriendsReturn the 2008 OVA 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 [[Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13 one]] NonSerialMovie and one [[VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ one video game]]), Namekians (or any other stripe of alien -- ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ 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 several out of twelve have been shown in varying lengths. In Universe 6, alone, the Saiyans continue to thrive, and that's to say nothing of the other universes that haven't been explored or shown only glimpses of such wonders as ''Franchise/SuperSentai''-esque Pride Troopers of Universe 11 whom an OC could easily slip into. In addition, Universe 6's status as a mirror to Universe 7/canon means that Universe 6 aliens can be used as OC bases in Universe 7, such as the lava-powered robot-like Metalmen. In addition as Universe 6 humans, Namekians, and other races from the main universe haven't been shown, exploring them and creating an OC there isn't hard to do. Bonus points if they stick to the ThemeNaming all these have.



* A lot of [=RPs=] take place in a ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' era, where your character can simply be a student at the dueling academy.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has the Signer Dragons. With Leo becoming the Sixth Signer, despite the show originally only having 5, this led to people making their own Signers and Signer Dragons.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal '' fanfics often introduce Number Hunters, or people who hold Numbers, or [[spoiler:new Barians]]. Considering that, by series end, a few Numbers weren't shown yet, this leaves some wiggle room to bring in an OC.
* The many factions of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' give people opportunities to introduce a new student to any of the dueling schools, or a character from another summoning faction. In particular, the lack of a canon Ritual Dimension opens up a lot of possibilities for fanon creations. Some even go as far as introduce a third character ([[MostFanficWritersAreFemale often a girl]]) with a set of [[AnotherDimension dimensional]] [[IdenticalStranger counterparts]], despite [[JigsawPuzzlePlot the plot not having even explained yet why there are already two]].

to:

* ** A lot of [=RPs=] take place in a ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' era, where your character can simply be a student at the dueling academy.
* ** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has the Signer Dragons. With Leo becoming the Sixth Signer, despite the show originally only having 5, this led to people making their own Signers and Signer Dragons.
* ** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal '' fanfics often introduce Number Hunters, or people who hold Numbers, or [[spoiler:new Barians]]. Considering that, by series end, a few Numbers weren't shown yet, this leaves some wiggle room to bring in an OC.
* ** The many factions of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' give people opportunities to introduce a new student to any of the dueling schools, or a character from another summoning faction. In particular, the lack of a canon Ritual Dimension opens up a lot of possibilities for fanon creations. Some even go as far as introduce a third character ([[MostFanficWritersAreFemale often a girl]]) with a set of [[AnotherDimension dimensional]] [[IdenticalStranger counterparts]], despite [[JigsawPuzzlePlot the plot not having even explained yet why there are already two]].



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

to:

* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':



* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':



** Fairies in the show are named after the notes of the Solfège...except "So" and "Ti". As you might expect, a lot of fanmade fairies have one of those names.

to:

** Fairies in the show are named after the notes of the Solfège... except "So" and "Ti". As you might expect, a lot of fanmade fairies have one of those names.



** The hosts of tailed beasts 3 and 5-7. The fact that a cover [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating the manga's 9th anniversary]] [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/File:Jinch%C5%ABriki.jpg give designs for all of them]] despite [[spoiler:most of them being killed offscreen with little or nothing about them known]] just encourages this.
** [[spoiler:The 6-tails host, Utakata, gets his own filler arc in the anime.]]

to:

** The hosts of tailed beasts Tailed Beasts 3 and 5-7. The fact that a cover [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating the manga's 9th anniversary]] [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/File:Jinch%C5%ABriki.jpg give designs for all of them]] despite [[spoiler:most of them being killed offscreen with little or nothing about them known]] just encourages this.
** [[spoiler:The 6-tails Six-Tails host, Utakata, [[ADayInTheLimelight gets his own filler arc in the anime.anime]].]]



** There are also the extra tailed beasts people come up with later, e.g. the ten-tailed wolf. Or the people who seal the yin half of the Kyuubi into another host. [[spoiler:It was eventually revealed that a ten-tailed beast does exist, but it is actually the original tailed beast, the other nine being fragments of it split apart by the Sage of Six Paths.]]
** The fandom also seems to be in the habit of inventing other members of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, of which only Kisame, Zabuza, and Chojuro have been mentioned. The more intelligent ones preserve the ThemeNaming and the odd swords. The less detail-oriented, and the filler writing staff, don't. Too bad all of them have showed up in-canon. Though given that the Seven Swordsmen recruit new members to replace those who die or leave the group and Chojuro is the only active member by the time of the final arc, there's plenty of room for replacement members to be invented. [[spoiler:And in the epilogue, Chojuro has been promoted to Mizukage, meaning his own slot is presumably open for a successor as well.]]
** For that matter, not only are the 5 major villages relatively little-known, but the canon map displays a dozens of tiny countries that could house new minor ninja villages (the filler writers certainly made good use of this).

to:

** There are also the extra tailed beasts people come up with later, e.g. the ten-tailed wolf.Ten-Tailed Wolf. Or the people who seal the yin half of the Kyuubi into another host. [[spoiler:It was eventually revealed that a ten-tailed beast Ten-Tailed Beast does exist, but it is actually the original tailed beast, the other nine being fragments of it split apart by the Sage of Six Paths.]]
** The fandom also seems to be in the habit of inventing other members of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, of which only Kisame, Zabuza, and Chojuro have been were mentioned. The more intelligent ones preserve the ThemeNaming and the odd swords. The less detail-oriented, and the filler writing staff, don't. Too bad all of them have eventually showed up in-canon. ([[spoiler:Albeit as zombies in most cases.]]) Though given that the Seven Swordsmen recruit new members to replace those who die or leave the group and Chojuro is the only active member by the time of the final arc, there's plenty of room for replacement members to be invented. [[spoiler:And in the epilogue, Chojuro has been promoted to Mizukage, meaning his own slot is presumably open for a successor as well.]]
** For that matter, not only are the 5 major villages relatively little-known, but the canon map displays a dozens of tiny countries that could house new minor ninja villages (the villages; the filler writers certainly made good use of this).this.



** Before Brook joined the crew, the fan-made crewmember was almost always given the job of ship's musician. These characters still pop up in ''One Piece'' fics all the time, though; they're simply given a different job, often one that is made up for the fic (such as "helmsman", even though the crew has never expressed the need for one and usually just take turns at the helm[[note]]Though this eventually became Jinbe's position once he officially joined the crew.[[/note]]). This likely stems from an early (and possibly outdated) statement by Luffy that he wanted ten crewmembers, and Jesus Burgess' position in the Blackbeard Pirates.

to:

** Before Brook joined the crew, the fan-made crewmember was almost always given the job of ship's musician. These characters still pop up in ''One Piece'' fics all the time, though; they're simply given a different job, often one that is made up for the fic (such as "helmsman", even though the crew has never expressed the need for one and usually just take turns at the helm[[note]]Though helm [[note]]though this eventually became Jinbe's position once he officially joined the crew.[[/note]]).crew[[/note]]). This likely stems from an early (and possibly outdated) statement by Luffy that he wanted ten crewmembers, and Jesus Burgess' position in the Blackbeard Pirates.



** 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 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.

to:

** 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 the 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.



** A weird case happens with Latin American countries: Since the only Spanish-speaking countries that appear in the manga and the anime are Spain and Cuba, Latin-American fanfic writers love to include Latin American [=OCs=] as part of the cast, even if many of those countries didn't have a steady contribution in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** Just search Yakko's World Hetalia on Youtube to get an idea of just how many of these characters exist.

to:

** A weird case happens with Latin American countries: Since the only Spanish-speaking countries that appear in the manga and the anime are Spain and Cuba, Latin-American Latin American fanfic writers love to include Latin American [=OCs=] as part of the cast, even if many of those countries didn't have a steady contribution in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** Just search Yakko's "[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko's]] World Hetalia Hetalia" on Youtube Website/YouTube to get an idea of just how many of these characters exist.



** Seven if you count the weapons (who do indeed have to attend classes and take exams.) Given that there are only six other students (three meisters and three weapons) who have even minor plot relevance, and barely more than that are so much as given ''names'', an author could easily add dozens of [=OCs=] without the slightest contradiction of canon.

to:

** Seven if you count the weapons (who do indeed have to attend classes and take exams.) exams). Given that there are only six other students (three meisters and three weapons) who have even minor plot relevance, and barely more than that are so much as given ''names'', an author could easily add dozens of [=OCs=] without the slightest contradiction of canon.



** The Vindice seem to be the only known characters in canon that have access to the eight element, and it seems to be so powerful that [[spoiler:Daemon Spade thought that if he had it, he could beat the combined forces of Earth and Sky.]]
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is a favorite with this trope because it allows for ''double'' Sailor Earth. Since most of the demon children on the run for Demon King were never introduced, it's no wonder fans write in their own Demons and Book Masters in periods were it was possible. Others goes as far as writing about ''another'' competition TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture despite the main character's motivation being ''ending'' said competition.
** 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.]]

to:

** The Vindice seem to be the only known characters in canon that have access to the eight element, and it seems to be so powerful that [[spoiler:Daemon Spade thought that if he had it, he could beat the combined forces of Earth and Sky.]]
Sky]].
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is a favorite with this trope because it allows for ''double'' Sailor Earth. Since most of the demon children on the run for Demon King were never introduced, it's no wonder fans write in their own Demons and Book Masters in periods were it was possible. Others goes go as far as writing about ''another'' competition TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture despite the main character's motivation being ''ending'' said competition.
** In their defense, [[spoiler: the [[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.]]



** Creator/BandaiEntertainment did this to their ''Manga/InuYasha'' RPG adaptations. ''VideoGame/InuYashaTheSecretOfTheCursedMask'' for [=PS2=] has either a boy or a girl and ''Secret of the Divine Jewel'' for NDS has American transfer student Janis, all of whom are Kagome's {{Expy}} upon their introductions. While they have their own plots, the whole point is only to have their original characters go on a quest along with the FiveManBand.

to:

** Creator/BandaiEntertainment did used this to for their ''Manga/InuYasha'' ''[=InuYasha=]'' RPG adaptations. ''VideoGame/InuYashaTheSecretOfTheCursedMask'' for [=PS2=] has either a boy or a girl and ''Secret of the Divine Jewel'' for NDS has American transfer student Janis, all of whom are Kagome's {{Expy}} upon their introductions. While they have their own plots, the whole point is only to have their original characters go on a quest along with the FiveManBand.



** One can even make another Incubator if they wished. Since ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' revealed [[ThemeNaming Juubey]], people are running with the idea of them being a numbered series. [[spoiler:As it turned out, [[RogueDrone Juubey was a special case]], and his name isn't (entirely) a number pun.]] The theory has been {{Jossed}} to some degree, since WordOfGod and several spinoffs suggest that the species is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] and uniform HiveMind. However, Kyubey admits that there are members of his species who suffer from a "[[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming mental disease]]," which has prompted the creation of many a DefectorFromDecadence... or the occasional creature that would be evil [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by their standards]].

to:

** One can even make another Incubator if they wished. Since ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' revealed [[ThemeNaming Juubey]], people are running with the idea of them being a numbered series. [[spoiler:As it turned out, [[RogueDrone Juubey was a special case]], and his name isn't (entirely) a number pun.]] The theory has been {{Jossed}} to some degree, since WordOfGod and several spinoffs spin-offs suggest that the species is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] and uniform HiveMind. However, Kyubey admits that there are members of his species who suffer from a "[[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming mental disease]]," which has prompted the creation of many a DefectorFromDecadence... or the occasional creature that would be evil [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by their standards]].



** Thanks to ''{{VideoGame/Magia Record| Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story}}'' and its many playable magical girls, it's now possible to make a magical girl summonable in that series as well. Introducing the concept of Doppels (forms where a magical girl is half-fused with [[spoiler: their personal witch]]) also allows them to come up with what their integrated powers look like.
* Thanks to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s rich history, especially in the Universal Century, it's not impossible for some hotshot rookie who is a Newtype/Cyber Newtype/Gundam Fighter/Coordinator/Innovator/what-have-you pilot some super awesome Gundam to fight the evil forces of Zeon/The Titans/Neo-Zeon/Crossbone Vanguard/Zanscare Empire/OZ/ZAFT/A-Laws/what-have-you. It doesn't help that, in the One Year War-era, we've seen tons of fronts of the Federation/Zeon war and that, in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' universe, Gundam isn't actually the name of the awesome SuperPrototype -- it's the name of the OS. ''Everything'' there is a Gundam!

to:

** Thanks to ''{{VideoGame/Magia ''VideoGame/{{Magia Record| Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story}}'' and its many playable magical girls, it's now possible to make a magical girl summonable in that series as well. Introducing the concept of Doppels (forms where a magical girl is half-fused with [[spoiler: their personal witch]]) also allows them to come up with what their integrated powers look like.
* Thanks to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'''s rich history, especially in the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Universal Century, Century]], it's not impossible for some hotshot rookie who is a Newtype/Cyber Newtype/Gundam Fighter/Coordinator/Innovator/what-have-you pilot some super awesome Gundam to fight the evil forces of Zeon/The Titans/Neo-Zeon/Crossbone Vanguard/Zanscare Empire/OZ/ZAFT/A-Laws/what-have-you. It doesn't help that, in the One Year War-era, we've seen tons of fronts of the Federation/Zeon war and that, in the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' universe, Gundam isn't actually the name of the awesome SuperPrototype -- it's the name of the OS. ''Everything'' there is a Gundam!



** And it's really easy to come up with new Mobile Suits. Simply take an existing model (Zaku, Leo, GINN), change its design a little, and you have an instant variation. It's flat out encouraged by the [[AllThereInTheManual Mobile Suit Variations supplemental material.]]

to:

** And it's really easy to come up with new Mobile Suits. Simply take an existing model (Zaku, Leo, GINN), change its design a little, and you have an instant variation. It's flat out encouraged by the [[AllThereInTheManual Mobile Suit Variations supplemental material.]]material]].



* The premise of ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' makes it very easy to come up with one. ''Every person in the world'', or at least every girl, is implied to have an Other Self in Otherworld, and so all fans need to do is fill in the blanks. A new person, usually a girl, easily gets shoehorned into Mato's school as a new student (or employee) with some sort of {{Angst}} and the corresponding Otherself, or the fan just dreams up their own Other Self. In addition, the existence of [[PaletteSwap White]] [[IdenticalStranger Rock]] [[EvilTwin Shooter]] practically begs for the creation of various copies and [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the eponymous character.

to:

* The premise of ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' makes it very easy to come up with one. ''Every person in the world'', or at least every girl, is implied to have an Other Self in Otherworld, and so all fans need to do is fill in the blanks. A new person, usually a girl, easily gets shoehorned into Mato's school as a new student (or employee) with some sort of {{Angst}} and the corresponding Otherself, Other Self, or the fan just dreams up their own Other Self. In addition, the existence of [[PaletteSwap White]] [[IdenticalStranger Rock]] [[EvilTwin Shooter]] practically begs for the creation of various copies and [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the eponymous character.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has the Britannian Royal Family. With 108 consorts, each probably having 1+ child to their name, it is not hard to fanfic writers to fill in the [[BigScrewedUpFamily oh-so-loving household]] with original characters to have around. Either to make the family more human.... or to give Lelouch CListFodder for his revenge when you run out of canon ones you want dead and it isn't quite time to kill Charles yet. For some context if we try to follow the numbers Lelouch had at least 10 older brothers as the 11th Prince, and 16 ahead of him as the 17th in line to the throne. We only know five siblings older than him/ahead of him in succession (The first and second Prince and Princesses, and the third Prince, as the third Princess Euphemia is younger than Lelouch). Two Princesses a bit farther down (possibly due to having been removed from the line of succession for the time) in Nunnally and Marrybell are the ''87th and 88th'' in line. As implied, there are a ''lot'' of open character slots.

to:

* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has the Britannian Royal Family. With 108 consorts, each probably having 1+ child to their name, it is not hard to fanfic writers to fill in the [[BigScrewedUpFamily oh-so-loving household]] with original characters to have around. Either to make the family more human....human... or to give Lelouch CListFodder for his revenge when you run out of canon ones you want dead and it isn't quite time to kill Charles yet. For some context if we try to follow the numbers Lelouch had at least 10 older brothers as the 11th Prince, and 16 ahead of him as the 17th in line to the throne. We only know five siblings older than him/ahead of him in succession (The (the first and second Prince and Princesses, and the third Prince, as the third Princess Euphemia is younger than Lelouch). Two Princesses a bit farther down (possibly due to having been removed from the line of succession for the time) in Nunnally and Marrybell are the ''87th and 88th'' in line. As implied, there are a ''lot'' of open character slots.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [=Nth=] Children, [=Nth=] Angels, [=Nth=] Evangelion Units, extra bridge bunnies, SEELE agents... It's such a popular plot that even ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' and [[TheRoleplayingGame the official]] TabletopRPG of the series ("The White Paper", [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]]) runs with it.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Other victims of the Junsenkyo Springs is a pretty popular plot, as is the concept of other fiancees for Ranma (or a LoveInterest for one of the other characters).

to:

* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [=Nth=] Nth Children, [=Nth=] Nth Angels, [=Nth=] Nth Evangelion Units, extra bridge bunnies, SEELE agents... It's such a popular plot that even ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' and [[TheRoleplayingGame the official]] TabletopRPG of the series ("The White Paper", [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]]) runs with it.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Other victims of the Junsenkyo Springs is a pretty popular plot, as is the concept of other fiancees for Ranma (or a LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for one of the other characters).



* In ''{{Manga/Sekirei}}'', only about half of the canonically established 108 Sekirei have been introduced or given names. Plenty of room for fans to make new Sekirei.

to:

* In ''{{Manga/Sekirei}}'', ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', only about half of the canonically established 108 Sekirei have been introduced or given names. Plenty of room for fans to make new Sekirei.



** Creating new trainers to meet Ash is not hard to do, given just how large the world is and how many tournament trainers are not given personality for a perspective writer to take over as their own.
*** On a similar note it isn't hard to add new Pokemon to a trainer's roster.
* ''[[LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}} Overlord]]'' is about a player of a futuristic full immersion MMORPG (called a DMMO-RPG) ending up in a fantasy world unrelated to his game, but with the appearence and skills of his in-game avatar. As an MMO "so popular that whenever the word 'DMMO-RPG' was mentioned, listeners would immediately think of [it]," the game would doubtlessly have millions of players. Given the only (known) requirement for being transported to the New World is that the player be logged in when the servers were shut down for the last time, any of these potential millions of players could be a new OC.

to:

** Creating new trainers Trainers to meet Ash is not hard to do, given just how large the world is and how many tournament trainers Trainers are not given personality for a perspective writer to take over as their own.
*** ** On a similar note it isn't hard to add new Pokemon Pokémon to a trainer's Trainer's roster.
* ''[[LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}} Overlord]]'' is about a player of a futuristic full immersion MMORPG (called a DMMO-RPG) ending up in a fantasy world unrelated to his game, but with the appearence appearance and skills of his in-game avatar. As an MMO "so popular that whenever the word 'DMMO-RPG' "DMMO-RPG" was mentioned, listeners would immediately think of [it]," the game would doubtlessly have millions of players. Given the only (known) requirement for being transported to the New World is that the player be logged in when the servers were shut down for the last time, any of these potential millions of players could be a new OC.


* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a large cast of [Noun] [Royalty]s, especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], so it's not that hard to invent a new one. Oddly, the most popular kind of OC seems to be an Ice Prince(ss), who is generally either the child or niece/nephew of [[AnIcePerson the Ice King]] (which makes little sense given what we know about him in canon). Long-lost relatives of [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] and other humans (sometimes serving as love interests for Finn to fill the void left following his break-up with Flame Princess) are also fairly common.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a large cast of [Noun] [Royalty]s, especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses [[GratuitousPrincess princesses]], so it's not that hard to invent a new one. Oddly, the most popular kind of OC seems to be an Ice Prince(ss), who is generally either the child or niece/nephew of [[AnIcePerson the Ice King]] (which makes little sense given what we know about him in canon). Long-lost relatives of [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] and other humans (sometimes serving as love interests for Finn to fill the void left following his break-up with Flame Princess) are also fairly common.


* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' fanfics will probably involve someone else learning to use a Persona. Original stories are pretty common, especially ones that aren't set in Japan. [[note]]Throughout the entire series so far, only ''one'' character, [[VideoGame/Persona2 Lisa Silverman]], isn't ethnically Japanese, and she had been raised there her entire life anyway.[[/note]] Or another member of [[VideoGame/Persona3 SEES]]. Or an employee of [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} SEBEC]]. Or another member of [[VideoGame/Persona2 the Masked Circle]] or who survived [[VideoGame/Persona4 the fight in the TV]]. Heck, even an extra member for [[VideoGame/Persona5 The Phantom Thieves of Hearts]]. As for new Personas, just pick [[TarotMotifs a card from the major arcana]], a mythological/historical figure, and an assortment of powers. Bonus points for a [[OurMonstersAreWeird bizarre appearance]].

to:

* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' fanfics will probably involve someone else learning to use a Persona. Original stories are pretty common, especially ones that aren't set in Japan. [[note]]Throughout the entire series so far, only ''one'' major character, [[VideoGame/Persona2 Lisa Silverman]], isn't ethnically Japanese, and she had been raised there her entire life anyway.[[/note]] Or another member of [[VideoGame/Persona3 SEES]]. Or an employee of [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} SEBEC]]. Or another member of [[VideoGame/Persona2 the Masked Circle]] or who survived [[VideoGame/Persona4 the fight in the TV]]. Heck, even an extra member for [[VideoGame/Persona5 The Phantom Thieves of Hearts]]. As for new Personas, just pick [[TarotMotifs a card from the major arcana]], a mythological/historical figure, and an assortment of powers. Bonus points for a [[OurMonstersAreWeird bizarre appearance]].


So why do Sailor Earths pop up in a given work? Human beings are naturally pattern completionists, so if a work feels like an element is missing from it, be it a certain role, personality, skill-set or an actual power, then fans will come in and fill the missing "element". Oftentimes the creators would end up filling that role anyway, leading fans to exclaim IKnewIt or disappointed that [[OutdatedByCanon their predictions has been invalidated]].

to:

So why do Sailor Earths pop up in a given work? Human beings are naturally pattern completionists, so if a work feels like an element is missing from it, be it a certain role, personality, skill-set or an actual power, then fans will come in and fill the missing "element". Oftentimes the creators would end up filling that role anyway, leading fans to exclaim IKnewIt or disappointed that [[OutdatedByCanon their predictions has have been invalidated]].



to:

* ''VideoGame/MarySkelterNightmares'':
** Even though it being forgotten makes OC Blood Maidens pretty unlikely, it's actually quite easy to make one. They're all based on characters from fairytales. It's not just Brothers Grimm fairytales either thanks to Kaguya (based on The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter), and they aren't limited by being female either, as Hameln is based on the male titular character of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The only thing that's difficult is using a character from an already used fable, as Red Riding Hood's Blood Skelter references the Big Bad Wolf and Alice's bow in both Massacre AND Blood Skelter looks like rabbit ears (possibly like the White Rabbit). We also already know that others before the game existed, so just make them one of those... though that would mean they died before the game's events.
** Blood Youths like Jack are also possible, and the limitations are the same minus Blood Skelter extra references, but there's also how Jack is the ONLY Blood Youth in the entire franchise.
** There are multiple Jails too, as teased in the original and used in the sequel, so maybe other Blood Teams in those help get over the pre-story death issue?
* ''VideoGame/CodeVein'''s character creator makes it easy to design your own OC. Each character has their own unique Blood Code that gives them special powers ([[spoiler:even the player character, who has the unique power to [[PowerCopying copy other Revenants' Blood Codes]], later gets a Blood Code, Queenslayer, that is specifically theirs]]), so it's easy to make up your own by choosing one or more weapon types the Code is specialized in, what types of Gifts it has, and naming it after either an RPG class or a deity that isn't already covered by the canon Blood Codes.



* Oh, ''VideoGame/MarySkelterNightmares''. Even though it being forgotten makes OC Blood Maidens pretty unlikely, it's actually quite easy to make one. They're all based on characters from fairytales. It's not just Brothers Grimm fairytales either thanks to Kaguya (based on The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter), and they aren't limited by being female either, as Hameln is based on the male titular character of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The only thing that's difficult is using a character from an already used fable, as Red Riding Hood's Blood Skelter references the Big Bad Wolf and Alice's bow in both Massacre AND Blood Skelter looks like rabbit ears (possibly like the White Rabbit). We also already know that others before the game existed, so just make them one of those... though that would mean they died before the game's events.
** Blood Youths like Jack are also possible, and the limitations are the same minus Blood Skelter extra references, but there's also how Jack is the ONLY Blood Youth in the entire franchise.
** There are multiple Jails too, as teased in the original and used in the sequel, so maybe other Blood Teams in those help get over the pre-story death issue?

to:

* Oh, ''VideoGame/MarySkelterNightmares''. Even though it being forgotten makes OC Blood Maidens pretty unlikely, it's actually quite easy to make one. They're all based on characters from fairytales. It's not just Brothers Grimm fairytales either thanks to Kaguya (based on The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter), and they aren't limited by being female either, as Hameln is based on the male titular character of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. The only thing that's difficult is using a character from an already used fable, as Red Riding Hood's Blood Skelter references the Big Bad Wolf and Alice's bow in both Massacre AND Blood Skelter looks like rabbit ears (possibly like the White Rabbit). We also already know that others before the game existed, so just make them one of those... though that would mean they died before the game's events.
** Blood Youths like Jack are also possible, and the limitations are the same minus Blood Skelter extra references, but there's also how Jack is the ONLY Blood Youth in the entire franchise.
** There are multiple Jails too, as teased in the original and used in the sequel, so maybe other Blood Teams in those help get over the pre-story death issue?



* Many fans of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderverse'' tend to create their own Spidersona(s) and sometimes pass it off of [[FanficFuel an another alternative universe]] Spider-Man.

to:

* Many fans The very concept of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderverse'' tend ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' has made it ridiculously easy to make [=OCs=]; just create their own Spidersona(s) and sometimes pass it off of [[FanficFuel an a Spider-person from [[RunningGag another, another alternative universe]] Spider-Man.dimension]], give them a unique gimmick, and you're good to go.


** Ultimate talents donít even have to be all encompassing: [[Characters/DanganronpaV3FemaleStudents Kaede Akamatsu]] is the Ultimate Pianist even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Ibuki Miuda]] is the Ultimate Musician, since Ibuki focuses mainly on rock music. So for example, if you want your original character to be the Ultimate Dancer even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Hiyoko Saioniji]] is the Ultimate Traditional Dancer, itís allowed if you make your OCís talent be based around modern dancing instead.

to:

** Ultimate talents donít even have to be all encompassing: [[Characters/DanganronpaV3FemaleStudents Kaede Akamatsu]] is the Ultimate Pianist even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Ibuki Miuda]] is the Ultimate Musician, since Ibuki focuses mainly on rock music. So for example, if you want your original character to be the Ultimate Dancer even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Hiyoko Saioniji]] is already the Ultimate Traditional Dancer, itís allowed if you make your OCís talent be based around modern dancing instead.


** Ultimate talents donít even have to be all encompassing: [[Characters/DanganronpaV3FemaleStudents Kaede Akamatsu]] is the Ultimate Pianist even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Ibuki Miuda]] is the Ultimate Musician, since Ibuki focuses mainly on rock music. So for example, if you want your original character to be the Ultimate Dancer even though Hiyoko Saioniji is the Ultimate Traditional Dancer, itís allowed if you make your OCís talent be based around modern dancing instead.

to:

** Ultimate talents donít even have to be all encompassing: [[Characters/DanganronpaV3FemaleStudents Kaede Akamatsu]] is the Ultimate Pianist even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Ibuki Miuda]] is the Ultimate Musician, since Ibuki focuses mainly on rock music. So for example, if you want your original character to be the Ultimate Dancer even though [[Characters/Danganronpa2FemaleStudents Hiyoko Saioniji Saioniji]] is the Ultimate Traditional Dancer, itís allowed if you make your OCís talent be based around modern dancing instead.


*** The Master has even more scope for reinvention than the Doctor, to an almost limitless extent. He is stated to already be on his final incarnation by the time we first meet him as Roger Delgado, meaning ''twelve'' entire selves are unaccounted for on TV -- even if you choose to include the War Chief as one of his previous lives, as [[FanWank many people like to]], even if you include Big Finish's James Dreyfus Master, and even if you take seriously the implications that Missy is the first female incarnation of the Master, there's still a lot of room for invention. Even the Alex Macqueen Master used in the Big Finish audios is from the Master's second cycle of lives -- and we don't know how many lives deep s/he is in his/her second cycle[[note]]at least four (the Macqueen Master, the Jacobi Master, the Simm Master, and Missy), possibly five, if you count the Titan Comics incarnation[[/note]], or even whether it's the same length as the first (Rassilon in "Hell Bent" asks the Doctor how many regenerations they gave him, suggesting they're not bound to the old thirteen-lives limit any more). On top of ''this'', the final Master of the first cycle incorporates all the on-screen Masters seen throughout the Classic series and TV Movie, as that incarnation got around his inability to regenerate by stealing bodies (after being a [[{{Lich}} rotting corpse]] for a while), something he had no real practical limit to doing; the body the Master is in when he is executed by the Daleks at the beginning of the TV Movie was probably intended to be the body he took from Tremas, but, since the scene uses a very obvious FakeShemp instead of the usual Anthony Ainley, it ends up being ambiguous.

to:

*** The Master has even more scope for reinvention than the Doctor, to an almost limitless extent. He is stated to already be on his final incarnation by the time we first meet him as Roger Delgado, meaning ''twelve'' entire selves are unaccounted for on TV -- even if you choose to include the War Chief as one of his previous lives, as [[FanWank many people like to]], even if you include Big Finish's James Dreyfus Master, and even if you take seriously the implications that Missy is the first female incarnation of the Master, there's still a lot of room for invention. Even the Alex Macqueen Master used in the Big Finish audios is from the Master's second cycle of lives -- and we don't know how many lives deep s/he is in his/her second cycle[[note]]at least four five (the Macqueen Master, the Jacobi Master, the Simm Master, Missy, and Missy), [[spoiler:the Dhawan Master]]), possibly five, six, if you count the Titan Comics incarnation[[/note]], or even whether it's the same length as the first (Rassilon in "Hell Bent" asks the Doctor how many regenerations they gave him, suggesting they're not bound to the old thirteen-lives limit any more). On top of ''this'', the final Master of the first cycle incorporates all the on-screen Masters seen throughout the Classic series and TV Movie, as that incarnation got around his inability to regenerate by stealing bodies (after being a [[{{Lich}} rotting corpse]] for a while), something he had no real practical limit to doing; the body the Master is in when he is executed by the Daleks at the beginning of the TV Movie was probably intended to be the body he took from Tremas, but, since the scene uses a very obvious FakeShemp instead of the usual Anthony Ainley, it ends up being ambiguous.


[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://pookah-sama.deviantart.com/ Pretty Sailor Suited Soldier of Astera!]] In the name of the Fandom, [[MemeticMutation Donut steel!]]]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://pookah-sama.deviantart.com/ Pretty Sailor Suited Soldier of Astera!]] Original Characters!]] In the name of the Fandom, [[MemeticMutation Donut steel!]]]]

Showing 15 edit(s) of 728

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report