Channel Virus was the concept for an Original Character Tournament hosted by MrPr1993. In the story, the Channel Master was attacked by a virus, which multiplied, entering most of the worlds in the Channel Realm and infecting them. The Channel Master summoned eight helpers to find heroes to destroy the virus plague before it would destroy the Channel Realm.
After spending time after its founding in Development Hell, the group for Channel-Virus-OCT was deactivated when an attempt was made to remodel the tournament as The Channels OCT. Although the reboot yielded a roster and a Round One, it eventually became defunct as well.
Tropes found in the original OCT:
- Alternate Universe
- Bio Punk: Science Man
- Crapsack World: F.R.E.E.D.O.M.
- Darker and Edgier: On certain worlds, the story becomes more darker and grimier. This can mostly apply on the world "Last Aid".
- Genre Shift: All OVER the place!
- I Know Karate: The characters gains kung fu while in Fist of Vengeance.
- Musical Episode: Isle Orchestra.
- Time Travel: On certain worlds.
- Tournament Arc
- The Mafia: Mafioso Love
- The Multiverse
- The Western: Darkness from the End.
- Trapped in TV Land: The Judges AND the Competitors.
- Slap Stick: Applies to worlds with comedy, or by author's appeal.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: If the character is female.
- Steam Punk: Living in Age of Steam.
- Survival Horror: Last Aid.
- The Butler Did It
- The Judge: That's the Final Proof
- Wacky Racing: Cool Race.