Is Your Harry Potter OC a Mary Sue?
Oddly colored hair (naturally or dyed) ie: blue, pink, streaked hair, "bottle red" (Think Rihanna)
Oddly colored eyes (and colored contacts) ie: red, yellow, pink, COLOR-CHANGING EYES
Unnaturally beautiful characters, ie: perfect proportions and complexions, etc.
Being an animagus or a metamorphous (meta is very, very rare and ani is hard to achieve and you have to be registered)
Being a half-breed creature, ie: half-veela, half-vampire, half-werewolf (or a werewolf, for that matter)
Having your character self-harm, ie: cutting, popping pills, etc. (This is a very over-done thing in oc's, and it's frankly not something healthy)
Having them dress in clothing outside the time-period (do your research)*
Having them be goth/emo/scene (seriously over-done)
Giving them tattoo's and piercing (they go to a boarding school in Scotland, seriously guys)
As just a general statement; "Scene", and "Emo" fashions didn't start up until the mid-to-late 2000'
OC Template: Harry PotterIntroductionOC Template: Harry Potter2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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Harry Potter- Oc Ref. SheetBiographical InformationHarry Potter- Oc Ref. Sheet4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: [include middle names and any nicknames or aliases]
Species: [Choose from the list: Human, Veela, Half-Giant, Werewolf]
Appearance: [can be a link to a separate picture, a description or both. The picture could even be the deviation and this author comment. If that is the case just omit this part unless you write a description.
Name: [Durmstrang Institute, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]
Year: [Roman Numerals I suggest as they look nice]
House:[omit if your Oc is not from Hogwarts. I f they are include one (1) the usual 4 houses.]
Letter From an OCDear Creator,Letter From an OC2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Well, this is it. We’ve had some good times together. I’ve fought vampire hunters. I’ve fallen in love. I’ve returned to my original human state, along with my boyfriend. I’ve saved the world, and you’ve been with me through it all.
However, there comes a time in every Mary Sue’s life when she realizes that she has no personality, other than perfection. I know it’s hard for you to understand, because you’re not perfect like me, but it’s a lot of pressure. I can’t ever call for help; I have to defeat vampire hunters single-handedly, no matter how many of them there are. I have to get the guy without any effort. I have to be flawlessly beautiful even when I’ve been fighting so much that I should be sweating bullets and covered in blood. I'm allowed no lapses in judgement; I must always be intelligent, practical, and wise beyond my years. It’s hard, being a Mary Sue.
Minor Character CharacterizationMinor Character CharacterizationMinor Character Characterization2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Major Character CharacterizationMajor Character CharacterizationMajor Character Characterization3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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The Toolbox: 19 Tips and Tropes I Enjoy SeeingThe Toolbox: 19 Tips and Tropes I Enjoy Seeing6 months ago in Writing More Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
If you’re a regular reader of mine, you might think that I’m an overly negative person. The truth is that I’m really not. It’s so easy to get passionate over things that you dislike that you forget to remember the things that you do like. I don’t make these guides because I think that deviantART is full of bad writers. I make these because I think that deviantART is full of constantly improving writers with limitless potential. But I understand that I can seem a little overly negative at times when I only get on your case for doing things that I don’t like.
This brings me to a new resolution
Is your character a Mary-Sue?One of the main things that determines a Mary-Sue is how they fit in with the rest of the fandom. The better the OC, the better they are camouflaged into the fandom. A Mary-Sue will stick out like a Weeaboo in Ikea. NEVER use a poorly developed canon character to excuse a Mary-Sue. Its like saying that Jack the Ripper wasn't bad because there were other murderers before him.Is your character a Mary-Sue?4 months ago in Writing More Like This
Do all their powers/skills belong in the fandom? Let's say your OC could use a little magic. If they were in the Hunger Games, they'd be a Mary-Sue, but they'd be considered weak in Harry Potter. It would also be pretty normal for someone in our time to speak both Japanese and English, but would not be in medieval Britain. If you characters skills and powers do not fit into the plot, they may be a Mary-Sue.
Are they better than their peers? Let's say two Uchiha OC's are the same age, and have the same amount of training and practice, but one is a million times better. If your character is strong