Advice for earthbound oc's/Altered charactersI'm starting to get sick of seeing terrible EarthBound "original characters"/mary-sue's/gary-stu's on a daily basis. I snapped yesterday when I saw an EarthBound original character that claimed to have fucking neck snapping powers (no joke), which really annoyed me to death.
So this is gonna be a few simple steps of advice to make a good EarthBound original character.
1) Past and backstory
You don't need a dramatic past or dark backstory to make your character interesting. Say, if your character saw their parents die in front of him/her, it's only okay if the character gets over it and doesn't act like a complete emo Final Fantasy character.
It's fine if you make your character witness a death, but don't make them turn into an emo for the rest of their life over it. They can remorse over it of course, but when they constantly are depressed over it, that's just a poor attempt to copy Lucas's back story.
2) PSI powers
I can't emphasize this enough. It's all well and good to have PSI powe
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A Legend's Reward Ver. 2There is a legend that has been passed down. Though it's existance is questioned, it is well known regardless. It is a legend of light, darkness, and the battle between. Two small figures of light shone through the giant form of darkness. Though the darkness had been sealed once, it's power too great to conceal. This supposed endless cycle was consisted of a legendary bloodline, and descendants of true courage. Courage and Wisdom are needed as much as Power, but the darkness was reckless. No matter the dangers, no matter the injuries, the very symbol of Courage would always come when danger was in focus. That legend has passed, but a new one begins...A Legend's Reward Ver. 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"LINK!!!", a voice shouted from the deck of a ship, making a boy clad in green fall from the perch above the sail, falling onto the deck.
"Opps, didn't know you were on the ledge.", the girl asked putting her hands on her hips.
The green swordsboy shook his head as he got up. This boy was once a hero, but he is now searching lands
NO TITLE story chapter 1The many adventures of Sarah the pikachuNO TITLE story chapter 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
*PLEASE NOTE TO UNDERSTAND IT BETTER, YOU HAVE TO HAVE READ SHADOWS, KIPPERS STORY OR APLHAS STORY*
I woke up one day, surrounded by what appeared to be some sort of white dome. I tried to get up but my head smacked into it. I realized that I was trapped. Suddenly, I had a weird sensation, as if I was weightless. I was banged all around the dome. I was nearly knocked unconscious by it, but I stayed awake. Then, I was pressed against the top of the dome. A few seconds later, I blacked out. I woke up in a large room that was full of creatures I couldn't recognize. Then, a small creature walked up to me, and said, " Kiiipppppeeeeerrr! It's good to see you awake!" he was a small green creature, with a long fish like tail. I somehow made out the words "w-who are you..?" "My name is kipper! I found you under a cracked eggshell. Some bird had picked up your egg and dropped it." A bird. So that's why I was bounce
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I wake up to a growling sound. I leap to my feet to find a Wolf growling at me. There is no doubt that he is thinking about having a fat pregnant Mare for breakfast. I tense. The Foal I am carrying in my belly makes me feel so much wider. As I release my blast of Fire Magic, another blast of Fire Magic flies by me and consumes the Wolf.
I look behind me. A Human of probably 18 years of age stands behind me with a Flaming sword in his right hand. He sheaths the blade and calmly approaches me.
"Are you all right?" he asks.
Shaking, I nod my head.
"What is your name?"
"S-Shadow Blade." I stammer.
"Why are you so far away from your Herd?"
He sure does ask a lot of questions. I think.
'It is for your own safety.' the Human's voice enters my head
Startled, I look over at him as he fires a blast of Fire Magic at the pile of Wood he ga