So recently I took the Mary Sue test that helps you see if your character is a True OC trackforce.deviantart.com/jour… or a strait wish fullfillment Mary Sue like what the fans have turn Jack frost into trackforce.deviantart.com/jour… . Aside from helping me review how much I have developt my OC from a Knigh In Shinning armor type into a more troubled suicidal anti-hero with a troubled relationship with Elsa, The test also reminded me that fan made characters have recently become a big part of my consciousness with some of my favorite shows.
Over my long time being in the web since the ending of the 90's to the 10's I have taken a look back over my time watching the fandoms and realize that there have been more than enought Oc's that have stand out from the rest. Often times being so great that even my own AU references them and in the case of certain mystical evil twins, actually become part of the lore.
The following list has no numbers because for me each of these OCs are so great and equal in how fascinating they are that to put one above the other would be a disservice to the creators of these characters (Of which I will show who created them so people can know the authors and give credit and see their work). So they are in no order whatsoever.
However if I were to start somewhere it would be with the first characters who made quite an impression in me and became forever attach to the show they where inspire from.
Our first OCs are..
Rhonda Fatigable & Grimm Probableby Slyrr
2007 was for me quite a year. My last free summer, The Transformers movie, listening to Daft Punk for the first time and discovering my favorite comic Marvel's Runaways. It was also the year where Kim Possible one of my first favorite Disney Channel shows ended. But despite it the KP fandom was in full force and while searching for KP fantart I came across some unique looking characters, one click later and I discovered Slyrr's "All Things Probable" Universe slyrr.deviantart.com/gallery/4… a AU that features the doppelgangers of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, the adventure mercenaries Grimm Probable and Rhonda Fatigable.
Where do I start? If would be easier to say that these are the "evil" versions of Team Possible but that is not at all true about them. Because they are far more complex than what they appear to be. If you want my opinion, I like Rhonda Fatigable who over the course of reading the series she became very endearing. Grimm Probable I wanted to choke right from the beginning and after reading the series I understood who he was and why he acted like he is,.. But I still want to choke him in just how cruel he was to Kim and just how much he get's away with. Seriously this kid could give Amanda Waller a run for her money in just how much he operates outside the law and get's away with the "Governor" Cover-up pass and free of consequences (as well as having a wicked lawyer).
The series is a great spin-off of the show as it explores Team Possible's biggest rival and developts this couple from trying to get revenge on KP for capturing them to becoming her allies when they are faced with a threat bigger than any of the show's villains. Adding a whole new lore but also greatly respecting the show's canon as the author was careful in making his fanfic not disrupt or contradict the show's events whether past or present. And also doing his own spin on some of the events of the show such as Rhonda spending time in a horrible summer camp or developting magic powers just like Ron only doing it with Native American culture which makes her story unique and engaging rather than be a repeat of Ron's Monkey Fist saga. And a unforgettable looking villain named Maze
And while Grimm is unlikable for me there are moments that show that Grimm is not just KP's bane but also shows his more human side when he loses Rhonda.
It was for me one of the longest time I took out of my time to read a fanfic (I printed the pages so I could be able to read them in my lunchbreaks at my first job) and have yet to repeat that same Blockbuster event. Unfortunately I never got to read the Graduation saga since when I read the whole Fanfic Slyrr was barely starting the final story. It is now finish and hopefully I will make time to read the final chapter.
You can read his entire series here www.gregfiskart.com/fanfics.ht… and if you want a look ahead at what's in store you can see the Tv Tropes page tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php… where Grimm's Amanda Waller's tendencies got him a Values Dissonance.
For a while, Team Probable was the dealiest pair I have ever seen created by the fandom and the prime example of a great original evil version of the main leads.. that is until a show called Gravity Falls came into Disney Channel and led to the creation of a even more dealier pair.
Moving on to the next OC to rival Grimm Probable and Rhonda Fatigable
Reverse Pines Twins a.k.a Gleeful Twins
Reverse Pines Twins is exactly what they are, Is Dipper and Mabel being switch with the role and personalities of Gideon Gleeful while Gideon and Pacifica are now the hero leads. From that premise came out a whole new scenario and lots of fanfics and fan art portraying how this can play out.
Unlike Team Probable, I have no idea who created this or how it came to be. So is anybody's guess who first created this and who came up with the signature Gleeful twins stage clothing. However there a several stand out artist who's take on the Reverse Pines is quite memorable and for me are part of the characters traits.
There's RiaFire who has comics riafire.deviantart.com/gallery… and even did a whole epic take on the "Gideon Rises" episode where Mabel Gleeful is shown as being the more psychotic one with her obsession with Gideon riafire.deviantart.com/gallery…
and incase you where wondering yes these two are the mystical twins who have become part of my AU's lore. Seriously how could you not expect these two to not cause trouble in more than one Universe.
Elizabeth and Jamby MoringMark moringmark.tumblr.com/tagged/s…
Fanfic - Ship War AU
Star Butterfly Vs. The Forces Of Evil
The "Bon Bon The Birthday Clown" episode of Star Butterfly was a big event since it sort of sunk the Starco ship once Marco kissed Jackie. MoringMark made this episode even more epic and significant when he made this the debut of his alternate fic "Ship War AU" where he introduces Elizabeth, Marco and Star's future kid, and Jam, Marco and Jackie's future kid. The premise, the two have arrived from the future to get their parents together and are now facing off against each other since Marco ending up with either Star or Jackie will guarantee the mission success of one of his future kids.
While not as massively big as Reverse Falls since this comic just starterd it is slowly gaining recognition as being the best Star Butterfly fanfic out there especially as it introduces even more wild scenarios, such as the joke that Marco ended up marrying Hekapoo and had a daughter
THE DAUGHTERS OF SIN
LOUD HOUSEby and Many Others
At this point I'm no stranger to controversy that causes people to get trigerred, especially since I made my review of the Yandere Luan comic trackforce.deviantart.com/jour… which sent me to whole new level of the fandom. That aside I knew that I was dealing with something that was going to add something new to the Louse House fandom despite it's controversial subject. But the biggest one for me and one of which why I like the comic and the fanart that it created was new characters. Specifically the result of Linc's forbidden affair with his sisters, the offspring, better known as the Daughters Of Sin.
Appropriate name considering their origin which no doubt upset and anger a lot of PC snowflakes. True story, mentioned in his tumblr how a massive hater of his work claimed that the mere sight of the fanart which introduce Lupa, Libi and Lacy "ruined her day". If that's true then that whiner is a hypocrite is she gives Jelsa a pass and let's you know how some people are not minding their own damn business, nobody is forcing you to see them (unlike Jelsa which even Google searches forces you to see it).
But back on topic, the name is appropriate and one that fans of these characters have proudly adopted. Because despite the fact that they were indeed born in Sin, is still a badass name. Hell that's the name of a All Girl Rock band. Is a little unclear right now since this fandom has barely started and several artists have put their own continuation and scenarios.
But the most recognizable are the ones that we done and reference by JumpJump, which have become the Main leads in the Au. Those being Lupa, the goth daughter and result of Linc and Lucy, Lacy the offspring of the most popular Linc and Lynn ship, Liby who I consider the "lead" since her origin will no doubt be the yandere Luan comic and Hugh Jr. who going by the name looks to be related to Hugh and Lisa than Linc.
Aside from the fanart I haven't seen that much fanfics or comics done with them but the fanart is enought and memorable to keep these characters in my mind whenever I'm seeing the Loud House. And with JumpJump and Friends doing more fanart I doubt I'll ever see the end of these Kids Of Sin.
And since we are on the subject of affairs..
Janna Correaby runty
AI have already explained many times an affair with the undead is a bigger sin, especially if is Jack Frost who should Do His Freaking Job and let earth girls alone. However in Danny Phantom, Ghost aren't real. They are just beings from another dimension were ghost are actual creatures and Danny is not really dead but instead got mutated into some sort of ghost hybrid. I think.. not sure if the fans got upset with those changes.
Which makes his romance with OC Janna Correa very cute and endearing. Since even with the fanarts by runty, there is more chemistry here than there was in the show with Sam. Seriously I never got the feeling that Danny and Sam were inlove other than the two repeating over and over again "She/He is not my girlfriend/boyfriend!!" (writers, there are many ways for characters to fall inlove other than arguing and slapping each other like a couple that's going to get divorced). Janna and Danny however look and get along like a natural couple should and with just simple images that you don't need a fic.
Janna Correa is for me a good example why fangirls should just write new love interests for their favorite characters, because you write the romance the way you want it without writing a character like something they are not. A example of this like I have said before is Jelsa, where 80% percent of the Jelsa fanarts and fanfics are fangirls portraying themselves as Elsa so they can imagine themselves being Jack's girlfriend while badly portraying Elsa's character in the process.
Overall I really like Janna's design since it is very unique and creative more than one could expect from a Butch hartman style.
Optimus Primaby shibamura-prime www.silaszee.com/main.html
Okay so there's not much to say about this one, since it is pretty straighforward. Is a girl wearing Optimus Prime armor and Shiba's work is girls cosplaying as the transformers. However Shiba did do a comic explaining the origins of Prima (who is actually Carly) www.silaszee.com/reformatted.h… and even made a rival for her
Fan service aside, Optimus Prima is much like her inspiration, a great leader who wants to protect all sentient life from the forces of Tyranny, Or fanservice throught Tyranny.
and I know I'm going to HATE myself for this .. but since I am remembering this OC a lot and have featured her in my AU,
Rise Of The Goddamned Guardians
I'm not the biggest fan of Jelsa, Or Jack Frost or ROTG, or Dreamworks for that matter since way too many times all those things have ruined my enjoyment of Frozen and Disney. But Jill Frost is the first female version of a character that I hate, in that I would had prefer the girl version to be canon than what we got.
While I don't like ROTG I honestly believe that had Jack Frost been a girl it would had been a MUCH BETTER movie.
Instead of getting yet another DreamWorks male lead who's a slacker, outcast and wants to fit in yet is an ass towards everyone he meets because of his troubled past we could had gotten a girl who's a slacker, outcast and wants to fit in yet is an ass towards everyone she meets because of her troubled past. Same lazy DreamWorks formula but with a new spin.
Plus when it comes to someone who watches over kids despite being much older, who do you think of? For me a babysitter, which is usually female as portray in our media culture tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php… and who says that a girl can't be named "Jack"?
And before you start to whine "But that's sexist! and it will be nothing but a fan service character", well is it any better now how fans are portraying Jack? First off Jack is nothing but fan service in the movie (seriously those pants almost look spray painted) and the Jelsa fics are just role demeaning. The kids go out and have fun with Jack but come home so Elsa can feed them after she spend all day cooking.. cause she's the motherly type because she's a girl.
Whether you call her "Jill Frost" "Jackie Frost" or "Jessica Frost" A female Jack Frost can be just as free spirit and a prankster as canon Frostface is. She can be innocent and embody the spirit of childhood (Like Jill here who is the template for my version of her)
Or be just as flirty an a tease like Jack behaves in the movie
Honestly I would had given ROTG a pass despite insulting my beliefs with Girl Frost. Plus when you get down to it, Jack Frost is a poor man's Elsa rip-off and the fans are cashing in on that since Jelsa is just them trying to make everyone think that ROTG is related to Frozen hence leeching off Disney's success. As they say, You either go big or go home and if DreamWorks had wanted the same success they should had gone all the way and made Jack a girl, perhaps they could had made money since Jill Frost would had been their very own Disney Princess. Imagine girls and boys running around in Jill Frost costumes and playing with Frost dolls. Instead of what we got, which is just bad Jack fan art, fanfics and cosplays done along Frozen by cosplayers looking for easy fast cheap views and followers.
And a music video made by Mormons, Who I hope that they don't knock on my door any day cause I will give them the WorkingWithLemons Music video "Find A Way" as my reason why I will not listen to them.
Back on topic, my past times would be so much easier if Jack wasn't a dick in all sense of the word.
So there is my list of my favorite and most memorable OCs. Let's review
Grimm Probable & Rhonda Fatigable
Dipper and Mabel Gleeful
Elizabeth and Jam
Daughters of Sin - Lupa, Liby, Lacy, Hugh Jr. and Luna's daughter
Jill Frost (Jessica Frost for the jailbait one with the shorts shorts)
And again I'm not going to choose any favorites because each OC has made my enjoyment of the shows even better and in the case of Jill Frost way better than actual canon.
For anyone who's a fan of these shows give them a try and see if they make the show even greater as it was in my case.