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How To Make An Oc (Aka: Kat's Really Great Oc Making Blog)

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So, before I start explaining, I'm breaking it up into examples so it isn't test overload. :)

Making an Oc Step 1: How To Come Up With a Personality.
This part is fairly simple, first, let's start with 3 basic ones: Kind, rude, & Spaced-Out (aka: dumb)
Now, let's think of 3 basic scenarios:
First one: Someone walks up to your oc, they then start a friendly conversation. How does your character react?
Do they act rude and either scoff or walk away?
Are they kind and engage?
Or are they too spaced out to realize someone is talking to them?


Depending on your answer, it will help decide the oc, for example, let's say you chose the rude one, & they scoffed and or walked away, you have the design of a rude character, let's develop it from here.



Why is your character that way? Let's continue our example of the rude character:

Are they too self-important that they don't have time for people they consider to be below them?
Have they come from a broken family, and perhaps they never experienced kindness so don't know how to return it?
Do they enjoy hurting others?
Or are they just so hot headed the littlest things will set them off?



Once you've answered those questions, let's really develop their personality. For example, let's say they're too self-important (aka entitled).
Why are they like that?



Were they spoiled and became bratty?
Do they expect everyone to treat them as some god/goddess/other?
Or did they become really good at something (example drawing) and now think of them self as some celebrity?



Of course, there are other options, but these are the main ones that lead to brattiness.



Now, maybe they weren't spoiled, perhaps they're just a tsundere.
Tsunderes are fine, but here's a question: Why are they a tsundere?
Did something happen for them to become one, or are they just like that?



Now, you should hopefully have a personality idea, we can move onto my favourite part, designing~

Making an Oc Step 2: Designing
Designing ocs are lots of fun!
There are always a few things to think about when designing.
Like: Where do they live? Is it hot? Cold? Dry? Wet?
If they live in a cold area, perhaps they'd like to dress warmer.
How's they're personality?
Perhaps, if they're more entitled, they wear lots of fancy expensive clothes.
Or, if they're more on the uwu side of things, they dress cuter and more innocently.
That being said,
you could always make them the opposite, a mean entitled rich person who wears more cheap clothing.
Your character, your design. :)

Making an Oc Step 3: Character Development and Avoiding Being OP
This is a bit more tricky, so let me simplify it,
Events that will affect your character.

Let's take that entitled character we were using as an example earlier, perhaps while shopping she sees a person barley scraping by, shopping for clothes to wear.
Maybe that person doesn't have enough money.
This is where our character comes in.

Does she pay for it for them or laugh?
This can go 2 ways: Either, she realizes all the money she's about to spend without blinking after seeing someone who can't afford a simple tank-top, and puts her items back and offers to pay for their clothes.

Does she laugh? Is she so entitled she finds it humorous?

Let's say she laughs, maybe she then sees the person as a child walks up to them with a jacket, perhaps she sees the person put their item back to pay for the child, let's say it's also quite cold, so that person goes without a jacket while their child stays warm.

Perhaps, she has a change of heart, maybe she remembers her parents buying her clothes for her like that parent did for her own kid, and decides to buy the parent the jacket.
Or, maybe she just laughs it off, but on the way home she thinks more and more, returning to her house to throw the clothes to the side she'll never wear, and realizes how nasty she is.

Of course, she could always not care, but that means no character development which is bad.
There always has to be some form of character development for a good stable oc.

Now, avoiding making an OP Oc/Mary sue. Mary Sues have practically zero flaws, are great at everything, and usually never lose, this is what I like to call a: Dead Character.
They don't have flaws which is what gives your character development, which is what I was referring to up above with the whole nasty thing.
It's fine to want strong ocs, but give them some flaws, maybe your character is a strong demon, but perhaps they're weak to let's say, sunlight, it keeps them lurking at night which is interesting.
This way, you can have a strong oc and avoid a mary sue.

Making an Oc Step 4: Avoiding Pity Characters
This step is to avoid what I call: Pity Characters/Rpers.
These are the types of ocs that always have, depression, self harm, bullied, bad past, and or hated.

These types of ocs usually belong to attention seekers or people who don't know how to make a good oc, yet.

So to avoid this, maybe overtime have your pity oc become less.. pathetic. Maybe they stand up to their bullies and become happier.

Or maybe they find someone they love and forget about their awful past and become happy.

Also, DEPRESSION ISN'T A PERSONALITY TRAIT!

Hopefully breaking these up helped with easier reading, hopefully this also makes making an oc easier or something.
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01/05/2020 2:55 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
Mayllindria
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I already have a Minecraft OC. Her name is Mayllindria, she is is kind but doesn’t talk very much. She is usually alone, either exploring the woods or by the frozen lake. She lives in a very cold, solemn place. Her backstory is sad, but that is not why she is alone, or why she doesn’t talk much. She has a few friends that live kinda close so they can only talk sometimes.
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01/05/2020 6:19 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Kitten
Marma
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Sounds like a lovely oc (:
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01/05/2020 10:02 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
Mayllindria
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01/03/2020 7:33 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Wolf
Hardcrafter
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I'll keep your tips here in mind for my next character, whenever I decide to make one at least XD. Your tips here certainly help with creating a character that you can empathize with and has a lot of depth. Might have to share this one out!
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01/03/2020 5:42 pm
Level 42 : Master Artist
Whiteout-
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I'm gonna make an oc using your advise but I can't decide,
Dragon Or Human
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01/03/2020 7:43 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
EesaTheIguana
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Banana
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01/03/2020 5:36 pm
Level 42 : Master Artist
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I read it all! Its great Marma.

I usually roleplay in a game called Dragons' Life on roblox, (Cause obsession over dragons)
and my probably best oc was one named Erebus, a green and black dragon that lived in an ice land, she joined a clan/pack/tribe/kingdom (whatever u wanna call it) and became a kingdom guard, then soon the commander, but Erebus always had patience issues and would jump into things before thinking, then soon a war took place with a fire kingdom, and Erebus was the only other person than her king who knew why the other kingdom began the war, a citizen from the ice kingdom had attacked the queen from the fire kingdom, Glacier was the name of the citizen. And Erebus tried to spy on the king of the fire kingdom and ran off, she jumped into things, and got captured, but her friends Starwhirl and Manta freed her. They battled against the other kingdom and soon they won the war, and throughout the times, Erebus had more patience and was more wise, not perfect though. later on she became the queen of the ice kingdom.

(Lol got sucked into an oc story)
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01/04/2020 5:14 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Kitten
Marma
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That sounds like a lovely story~
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01/03/2020 3:32 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Explorer
Nitgo
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You forgot the most important thing in this blog.

YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM GUNS.
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01/03/2020 3:39 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Artist
Zodus
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Muscles or firearms?
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