Gonna be completely honest here, in the past few months I have had several cases of character thefts or people being "heavily inspired" by my characters, and I am getting really sick and tired of it.
Being inspired is one thing, but taking my character and changing a few things isn't called being inspired. Especially when you search up the character's species and find none of the other characters having the same looks as mine.
For example, IF my character is a certain species like a werewolf or a basilisk etc etc, I understand that those species have specific criteria and design that makes them what they are. Like you can't put a lizard head on a humanoid body and call it a werewolf. BUT if you search the same species and find that none of the other 999999 art of them have the same look or same particular design element that my character has, but yet yours have because you saw and took the idea from me, then we have a fucking problem.
I even have cases where the other