Original Characters

psssh… nothing personnel… kid…

Following on from my previous post about Sonic Forces I feel as though a discussion about OC’s is well in order. Original Characters (shortened down to OC’s) are characters created by fans of a piece of pop culture to either insert themselves into the lore of the world or to tell a different story. These characters can range from those that provide intriguing new looks into the mechanics and stories of the immersive world that they are inserted in to… well the example you see above you.

OC’s as a concept are not in any way a bad thing. Some fans can create incredible things and can go into so much detail about their new character and their backstory that it would make the original game writers blush. However that is usually only for those who have a talent for writing, and unfortunately the culture surrounding the creation of OC’s usually devolves into fetish/fantasy realisations or children with little understanding of character building or cohesive writing. You shouldn’t discount the idea of creating OC’s however, just laugh at the ones that are written badly, those ones usually deserve it.

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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