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Member No.: 106
Joined: 12-August 06
I have a couple of main characters that are OCs.
There is Danielle Parmellie, in Riddles in the Dark -Tom and I-, and then there was Jacqueline Humblot (the French not-quite-Mary-Sue) from A Maid in the Malfoy Manor. I am particularly proud of the first one, as I have been told she is well-developed. I was fond of the latter until she caused Draco to be OoC. But there was also Felicity and Evangeline Malfoy in the same story, both whom I liked very much. They were Lucius Malfoy's deceased sisters, and perhaps my favorites (in minor OCs) besides Nicola Covington, who I wrote as the Grey Lady's sister in Silenced Whispers.
I use OCs quite a bit, so there are a few more that I haven't mentioned.
Member No.: 47
Joined: 19-June 06
Well, in my one-shot Saying Goodbye I have Apolloyn, which is a centaur and is supposed to be the father of Firenze.
In Daybreak (oh now feel so guilty...I haven't even finished the first chapter yet *sigh* I'll probably end up doing it...never xD but I will make myself continue right after my singing practice!) I have Alana Kanye Keara, which is the main character along with Draco Malfoy.
I probably would have made up a whole bunch of OC's to befriend her but thank you so much to everyone who gave me the list of people in Harry's year!!! :wub:
Member No.: 149
Joined: 9-October 06
Alexa Lupin-Remus' neice, her mom died when she was a baby, and her dad was just recently killed by a Vampire. She's ten at the start of the story, and turns eleven. Her first year is Harry's seventh
Anna Connelly-The muggle studies teacher in the trio's third year (she was before and after that too, but that's when the story is). She's 31, and falls head over heels for Remus Lupin. Anna is muggleborn and her brother was killed in the "gas explosion" from the Sirius/Peter fight.
Adria Sedre-She's a pureblooded Slytherin the same age as the marauders. Also a total lovely. A close family friend was Greyback, but he messed up, and ended up biting her by accident. Remus tries to help her with their shared condition (cuz Dumbledore asked him too), but she hates his guts.
Michael Anderson-A muggleborn Gryffindor in the Marauder's year and dorm. He doesn't want to be a wizard, and is a total loner. He despises the marauders for being so close and chummy to one another, and in a way wishes that he could be friends with them too. James and Sirius are mean to him, Peter doesn't care, and Remus tries to be nice but it's a lost cause. The story is basically the story of the 5th Gryffindor boy in the marauder's dorm.
Member No.: 151
Joined: 10-October 06
Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in here yet! lol. I say this because I only have one story at the moment, and it's sort of centered around an OC character (and I'm on Ch. 17 as we speak :)). She's the daughter of the Carrows (really small characters in the books that are Death Eaters) and her name is Evelyn Carrows. She changes it to Evie Brighton later though. Long story short, she escapes from her parents and comes to Hogwarts, falls in love, blah blah blah. :hilary:
I've been told that she's not a MS, so I'm hoping that means I'm doing an okay job at making her seem realistic and relatable. I've given her flaws and she is by no means "perfect." She's shy and insecure and is incredibly naive at times but is making an effort at discovering life anew and sorting out all those insecurities. I really want the reader to feel for her and be able to connect, so that's been one of my ultimate goals in the overall writing process so far.
But I've been really surprised by how fun it is to write an OC character. When I first started writing my story, it was only because I got this amazing plot bunny in the middle of the night and just HAD to write it. I hadn't really planned too far ahead, but now that I'm well into the story I have realized just how fun an OC can be. It's really neat to place them in situations with canon characters. The scenes sort of write themselves. lol.
I have really come to love my character, and I continue to enjoy writing about her with each new chapter. :) Who knew OC's could be so fun?
Member No.: 202
Joined: 12-December 06
I'm writing a lot of OCs, but mainly secondary characters. And out of the two main OCs I'm writing, only one is really mine. Um, no, in fact, that's not true... Those two characters were created for a RPG, but my friend and I bended the rules and ended up writing both characters in all of our posts, and a real story rather than a mere RP, so my character is as much his as she's mine, and his character is as much mine as he is his... Ok, now I'm confused too... hehe.
My character, Sorka Dumbledore, 25 years-old, is a distant cousin of Albus and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. It sounds mary sue-ish, I know. But those are just background facts, ways to make her a place in the big story. The story told by the fic has nothing to do with the OoP and takes place 9 years after the Final Battle. Sorka listens to her heart but won't let anyone touch it. She's too much controlled. She thinks she knows who she is, but the truth is she has a lot to learn concerning herself - of course, thanks to the events written in the story and thanks to a man (and thanks to a twist in the plot, hehe), she will get to know herself better. She's a pureblood witch, she's well educated, but she's no lady.
Um, I better stop here, even if there would be a lot to add... OCs are so much more fun to write in the Potterverse than the CC themselves!
Member No.: 183
Joined: 24-November 06
I've got one OC; Artemis Regelfurst. She's Lucius' cousin from Transylvania. See, Abraxis had a sister who married a Transylvanian count, and Artemis is their daughter. It's a MWPP Era story, and in their third year, there's too much tension in Romania/Transylvania and Artemis is sent to Hogwarts for her own safety. I've had one person tell me that sounds a bit Mary Sue-ish, but, really, she's not. I only introduced her because I needed another Slytherin to be in with Severus and Regulus, and she needed to be as old as Severus, but not have even heard of him or Potter, or anythin else, but then I just invented this whole intricate background and storyline, so she's much more main than I meant her to be at first. She's still not a Mary Sue, though.
Member No.: 211
Joined: 25-December 06
I have about 2 OC's. Both of whom are female and one of the main characters.
Anna Rosier - Deceased Death Eater, Evan Rosier's daughter. She's a transfer student from Beauxbatons, she's now in Harry's 7th year. She may appear to be evil, due to her family's background, her dad's aunt (I'm guessing that Druella Rosier was Evan Rosier's aunt) was married to Cygnus Black (Narcissa's father) and lo and behold, she's Lucius Malfoy's goddaughter. She's not that evil, just a bit hardcore and sarcasm is evident in her as well. She only came to Hogwarts because shehas a job to do...kinda vague, but I can't tell you what that job is. ;)
Member No.: 697
Joined: 25-April 09
My names are kinda of mixed but here they are: Rochelle Dixon Ching Chang Roxanne White Brett Thandros Venusta (venus for short) Potter Jade Carrow Ariana Pierce Lorena Spike Jason Carmichael and a couple other guys whos names escape me.
Yea some of these are rather bad but i quite love unique names that no one else has. Some on them i can also explain like Ching Chang is a Chinese character so i had to give her a Chinese name hence the Ching Chang. I love her character because i kind of based her on my best friend well the mental parts anyway. Shes smart, crazy and can defend herself just like my friend.
Member No.: 703
Joined: 17-May 09
Wow. I have lots. I have an origanal story, which has about 10 frequent characters. I have an equal mix of mae and female, maybe one more guy than girl.
In my fanfictions, I have seven and more females than males.
OCs are really fun to write and I don't see how some have such trouble with them. You don't have to go look up a bunch of different facts like what her favorite sport is or what is his favorite snack food.
My favorite OC that I've written probably has to be Bridgette Goodlost because she was the firs OC I wrote. Her life was believable with fights and boyfriends and siblings and she made mistakes and bad choices but she also had great friends and money. She wasn't put in perfect situations and never made her way out of them unscathed. I was very happy with the result of my little project... not to be concieted or anything.
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