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X-Men: Evolution OC Tournament by rainrach X-Men: Evolution OC Tournament by rainrach
CAN IT BE?! ARE THE LEGENDS TRUE?! Yes. Well, maybe embellished a bit, but still true! The :iconevo-obsessed-club: and the :iconthebrotherhoodclub: have teamed up to do the unthinkable, have an Original Character contest. More than a contest, it's a TOURNAMENT!

This idea, gratefully borrowed from the :iconstar-trekking: club, is the first ever official OC Tournament in the fandom. I think you've all been painfully aware of :iconblazerocket: and my disdain for the inclusion of fan characters in our contests. Well, now there's a WHOLE TOURNAMENT dedicated to it for you to OC up all you want!

[EDIT]: I've removed the original rules from this description and have posted them in a handy-dandy journal at #TheBrotherhoodclub.

:iconstarplz:PLEASE SEE THE OFFICIAL RULES HERE:iconstarplz:

(they are more complete than the rules in this description were).

Welcome to the first ever official X-Men: Evolution OC Tournament!!

Tournament Phase 1 Begins: October 1st
Tournament Phase 1 Ends: October 31st

Promo: *BlazeRocket and me. Blaze drewed the X-Men, I drewed the Brotherhood and put it all together. :B
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
They can have seen as much footage of them that was ever on the news, but they cannot have formed any sort of DEEP ATTACHMENT due to it. And really, how many kids in high school watch the news? But, basically, yes. They can know OF the teams. NO ATTACHMENT TO ANY CANON CHARACTERS, though.
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MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I got one :D
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:iconmetalatias5:
MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I already have an XME OC, but I guess she doesn't count, because she's clone made as a new project of SHIELD and her DNA is a mix of Kurts DNA and Toads DNA...
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rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Yeah, no. Can't be related to canon OC's IN ANY WAY. Sorry! Maybe you could make up a just-for-fun one, though.
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:iconmetalatias5:
MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe, I'll try to think of one ;)
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:iconbluenique:
bluenique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   General Artist
Ach how pity. I dont have time...someone out there who send me time? at least a lil bag of it.
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:iconcold-creature:
Cold-Creature Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I give. I'll join. I'm in two other OCTs at the moment, BUT I DON'T CARE XD
This looks like great fun! I had a OC way back when I was... what? 13? XD I can re-invent her or something.
Thanks for giving us a month, I'll need it~ :3
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Yami-Neko-Tsuki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
This looks like it could be so fun. Just need to convince my brain that OCs are okay again. D:
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rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
It's a contest to have fun with! It's supposed to be fun. :)
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Yami-Neko-Tsuki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Very good point!
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ThePast Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
o.o I am tempted... but I am scared work will stop me from drawing the contest requirements :( that and I would have to check things with you, so I shall ambush you when you come on YIM
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Rad1986 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, I am insanely curious about this. Only, I have no drawing abilities whatsoever. So how would I go about partnering up with someone who wants to draw but not really write?

Also, I read the other questions and correct me if I'm wrong: We create the OC within the Evo universe after, what'd you say, 4? And then they all get mashed together inside a story that you give us to play with? I think I am slightly confused on that account.



As a side note: Rule 4: Your character must be a HUMAN MUTANT. No aliens. No "inhumans". No alternate dimension folk. No humans. I think you meant something a little different with the last sentence... ;)

~*~ Rad
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
You can chose to partner up in whatever way you'd like. You can ask people expressing interest here, an artist friend of yours, an artist in the fandom who you think would be interested in the project, or we might set up an artist-writer mixer message board thing...if you think you would need the help. Let me know, I'll talk with Blaze about it.

Basically, our tournament takes place after Season 4. So. Season 4 ends, the Apocalypse dealie is done with, Brotherhood is at the Boarding House, the X-Men are at the mansion. That...that's all you need to know. You have the information from EVERY SEASON OF EVO. Mutants are outed, Principal Kelly has begun running for Mayor, Evan is a Morlock, etc, etc. We're not setting up a scenario now, we're just letting you know that you have the entire reign of Evo history to collect from and it's not like we're cutting things off at Season 2 or something. That...that's really it. o.o;; What we'll be giving you are different tasks/scenarios/challenges that your character has to complete within the post Evo Season 4 world. Make sense? Yes? No? If not, note me and I'll try and explain further.

Side note: Uh, actually, yes. We did mean that. HUMAN MUTANT means a mutant-homosuperior-from Earth. Not an alien, not an "inhuman," not an alternate dimension version of a character, and not a POWERLESS HUMAN aka homoSAPIEN. So...yes. We meant to write "no humans." ;)
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Rad1986 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah ha, I understand the rule now. But I still have a question, so I am sending you a note.

~*~ Rad
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:iconblazerocket:
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Regarding rule four: nope. That's what we meant. You can't enter with a mutant squirrel or a mutant octopus. You also can't enter as a regular old, non-powered human. You have to enter as a human based mutant, who gets their powers from a pre-existing genetic condition. (No terrigen mists or gems of cyttorak here :B)

We shall get back to you with your other questions in just a bit, when we're both back on line ^_^
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ThePast Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
So my idea for Captain Ink is out then? :O
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:iconblazerocket:
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Depends if Captain Ink is a Human-based mutant with Octo-powers, and not an Octopus-based mutant with Humo-powers. ^_~
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:iconthepast:
ThePast Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist
What about a police man with a squid brain in his head?
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:iconblazerocket:
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, nope ^_~
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:iconthepast:
ThePast Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist
Ah well, just as well, as sadly he did meet his end with a shark T^T it was so beautiful.
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:iconrad1986:
Rad1986 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Oh, oh, oh, oh, OH. *Headdesk* Now I see!! Thanks for the clarification!

*Waits semi-patiently*

~*~ Rad
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dizzydazzle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Sooo I was wondering.... after they are at the mansion/boarding house and meet them are the OCs allowed to interact with the main characters or the new mutants at all? Just as friends? Also, if someone did want to write a side romance story, can their OC be involved with others OCs if you set it up with the other person? On that note can you write other people's OCs into your comic at all? I don't know whether or not I want to do these things yet, I just wanted to know whether or not I could if I did.

Ohh and another thing. Can you pull a Rogue and switch teams during the story line? Or what if you originally choose to be on X-Men team but too many people chose to be on X-team? Could you swap sides simply for the sake of evening things out before it starts? I'm pretty good either way I don't think things would be as fun if everyone picked one side. :P

Sorry for all the obnoxious questions, I just wanted to establish things! :nod:
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Questions are good! Questions are GREAT! I intended to approach these questions when we got to Phase 2, but I'll happily go over them now.

1. OCs and canon character interaction will be limited. You CAN interact with main characters, but the focus should be on your OC and their interaction with their challenge and/or other OCs. We're trying to cut back on the amount of SUE-NESS so we're definitely restricting a lot of canon character interaction. Canon characters should not be the focus. THERE, but not a focus.

2. OF COURSE YOUR OC CAN ROMANCE OTHER OCS. That's half the fun! If you and another contestant want your OCs to become a cute widdle couple then of course. Sounds like drama and fun to me!

3. Of course you can write other people's OCs into your comic. We actually...couldn't have this contest if you couldn't. o.o;; Do you have to get permission to write them? No. Not at all. You see, we will know about the characters based on their profile. WHATEVER a fan tells us in the profile/intro comic is what we have to go on in the way of writing them into our comics. You can, and probably SHOULD write other OCs into your comic. DON'T WORRY ABOUT BUTCHERING THE CHARACTER, just do the best you can.

4. Deflecting is totally acceptable. But...we don't HIGHLY encourage it as it'd get annoying to have someone constantly switching sides. I think we can allow one deflection per OC though. One side to the other during the contest. If it's the beginning of the contest and we have too many on one side and not enough on the other, we might throw in a bonus deflection to even things out.

More questions? ASK AWAY! :D
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dizzydazzle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Hurray! Thank you so much for answering my questions! :heart: I completely understand about the OC/Cannon rules. I don't want people to romance up their favorite characters. Bleh, no. I was just thinking about things like practical jokes or maybe a small friendship at the most... No Mary Sue-ness.

Again, thanks :D
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kchuu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Can two OCs (different people) be involved in each others backstories/character development?
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I think you meant it like this, but if you have an OC and, say, SketchtheScribbler has an OC, the two can be involved in each other's back story. One OC per customer though! And both OC's must follow the guidelines.
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kchuu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, cool!! Thanks so much! And you guessed my exact situation xD

(Now I just have to hope that we don't get eliminated before we can show our ideas!)
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Ali-M-B Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You have no idea how tempting this is. But SCHOOL. ;-;

I SHALL TRY, THOUGH. Just because this seems too cool to pass up. :)
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animatedG1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
AWSOME!:la: Totally entering no doubt, my classes are lightining up and I giving me more time to draw!!! I have an oc in mind and can't wait to introduce him/her! Question: No mature ratings in the comics right?
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rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Please no. o.o;; That should be a rule, shouldn't it? AMENDING THE RULES. >____>
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NightWolfKelly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So tempting, challenge for stick-to-itiveness... I could... Maybe...
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pixiekat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically no Mary-Sues? :XD:
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:iconrainrach:
rainrach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
THAT WAS THE INTENTION, YES.
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:iconblazerocket:
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
SHE SAW THROUGH YOUR WALL OF WORDS :O
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:iconthepast:
ThePast Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
IT WASN'T THAT SUBTLE XD
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Insane-effigy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
:iconexcitedplz: I'm in!
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XSuicuneX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
God I wish could join....but I don't even have a scanner to mentally scar all of you with my horrible doodling skills...

Muse would have so much fun here. T.T
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BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
MS Paint. I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin'. MS Paint. TOTALLY VALID CHOICE.
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XSuicuneX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
But...but....it's so....crappy! T.T
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:iconblazerocket:
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, well, everyone starts somewhere. It's all just for fun! If you think it would be fun to do, then do it. It doesn't matter how crappy you may think your art is ^_~
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XSuicuneX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly have no idea how to go about it...sad too.
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Nemhaine42 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
To enter or not to enter? I generally loathe OCs, but my brain is sending me ideas. The indecision is killing me :crazy:
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dizzydazzle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Bleh I know what you mean. No matter how good a fanfic looks if it has OCs in it I generally avoid it like the plague. But I think I'll do it anyway. Won't want to miss out on the fun!
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Nemhaine42 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
Tell me about it. I once got so annoyed at all the OC fics on ff.net that I made a friggin' pie chart.

There's this part of my brain that keeps telling me "don't do it, don't do it". I always promised I wouldn't put OCs in my dA account. It just feels like I'd be breaking that.
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dizzydazzle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Haha. You should anyway just for funzies. I've never made fandom OCs either but the contest seems like it would be too much fun to miss out. :D Just make them completely weird. Put them in so someone can kill them off or something, idk.

And I am curious about this pie chart... :hmm:
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Nemhaine42 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
I never uploaded the chart or anything. I just have it sitting in a folder to annoy me some other time. Like now. You may wish you'd never asked.

I took the 25 fics on the first page of ff's X-men: Evo section and divided them up into:

:bulletgreen: OC fics
:bulletgreen: Romy fics
:bulletgreen: Kurtty fics
:bulletgreen: Lancitty fics
:bulletgreen: Other or no obvious pairing fics

On one occasion it was: OCs - 44%, Other - 20%, Romy - 16%, Kurtty - 16%, Lancitty - 4%. And on another it was 48% OCs, 36% Other and 16% Romy.

Pairings like Lietro, Jonda, Tonda, Kiotr or even Jott (which is friggin' canon in everything) are so few and far between, they didn't merit their own categories. After a while I came to the conclusion that if you don't ship Romy or Kurtty you're going to be looking for fanfics for a loooooong time.
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kchuu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is a really good divide o_o; I totally see this trend!!

I ship KODD. It is freaking IMPOSSIBLE to find good Kodd fics anymore :P

Also, posting Kodd is just ASKING for Kurtty flamers xD;;
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dizzydazzle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Lol pretty much so. I used to read Kurtty but I ran out of [decent] fics. There is some pretty bad stuff out there and even though a lot of it gets posted I swear it gets increasingly worse.
It's really hard to find Kanda/Wandurt (Whatever its called). Even though that was canon in some of the comics and in Wolverine and the X-Men. All Kurt fics are either Kurtty or Toad/Kurt. And pretty much all Toad fics are Toad/Kurt or Toad/OC.:'( Sad. And there should be more Lietro and Tonda! XD

Girl, I feel your pain!
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BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It's called Kanda :B
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Nemhaine42 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist
I must admit to looking at the reviews of fics that promise to be quite bad, hoping that someone slaughtered them. Mostly I'm disappointed but sometimes there's gems. :evillaugh:

I want to call KurtxWanda Kwanda. I don't really ship it, it just sounds funky. As for Lietro, I like to think I help keep the fanart supply going.

:cuddle:
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