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Canon Characters VS. OCs

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Pari, Feb 8, 2015.

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  1. Pari

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    Do you prefer to roleplay canon characters, or your own? Why?
     
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  2. Hraesvelgr

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    OCs, I always roleplay OCs since I'm not always good at fully playing cannon characters and in general I think is more fun to play my own.
     
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    That's how I am too. There's a certain freedom that comes with roleplaying your own characters.
     
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    Is also a lot more fun to see what way that character will go since you might not have all the details about them down yet. Cannon characters genrally don't have that same freedom since they're already set.
     
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    I like to roleplay with my own characters. Like what Karzarill said, there is more freedom when playing with them. Plus, the ocs are your characters; in other words, you get to create who they are. x3
     
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    OCs, of course! I mean, with canon characters you have a restriction: They have a set personality and you can't change it. With an OC, however, you can do pretty much whatever you want with them, and that's a kind of freedom that I appreciate! :3
     
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    Sometimes OC, sometimes canon, depends on the fanbase and style of roleplay.

    Most of the time, for Pokémon roleplays and the such, with limited characters, I tend to favour OCs.

    However, in the case of games like Touhou, with a stupidly high amount of important characters, with multitudes of personalities and such, it can be fun to play canon. (Add in the fangames, and suddenly you've got what might as well be an infinite amount of characters to choose from.)
     
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    I much prefer to play my own characters. Being able to design a character from scratch, giving them their own unique traits and flaws, and watching them grow as you play as them more is honestly one of the most satisfying things to do.

    I've played one or two canon characters before, but I always seem to go back to OC roleplay. I ran an L (a la Death Note) blog on Tumblr for awhile, but I still ended up deleting and going back to OCs.
     
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    OCs are a little more flexible; however, I prefer using canon characters. Canon characters are a little harder since you have to try to adapt to the character's personality that's already set. Canon characters are also easier for people to get invested in, since if they know the series, they'll know the character a little better.
     
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    I enjoy both, but I prefer canon I believe. There's pre-established relationships && such that way. && the "restriction" you have with them is something I like. If you have too much freedom, you may morph your character so much from the character you intended them to be that they cannot be recognized. Of course, with OCs, you can always edit backstories && personalities to fit the direction your character has went. However, if you were to forget, people may get wary.
     
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