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Characters The OC Revolution |NEW! 1st Quarter 2021 Challenge: Comedy! (p. 58, #1445, 1/25)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by OCDatabaseSock, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    My OC Ivano Arvedai wouldn't even try to play a musical instrument. In his youth he was told to do something else when music was on the program at school because of his lack of rhythm and voice

    Action: fight a fire
     
  2. Mando-Man

    Mando-Man Jedi Master star 2

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    My OC Tyran Numeck probably wouldnt put out the fire because he probably started it to cover his escape

    Action: steal a speeder bike
     
  3. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    My OC's would steal a speeder bike if they needed it for a mission. They wouldn't steal it for profit.

    Action: Would your OC kill one innocent person to save hundreds of other innocents?
     
  4. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I object to that action, as you'd have to stretch the suspension of disbelief pretty darn far to get an OC (good or bad) to even be in that situation. Kill a guilty person to save innocents, or kill an innocent to free crime buddies? Those are more believable.
     
  5. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Goodwood it could be as simple as an OC having to go to a mission to stop a bombing, but a cop stops you for speeding. You explain the situation, but he doesn't believe you. You try to escape, but the guy is big and is wrestling you to the ground and you realize the only way to get away is to use the vibroblade in your boot. You feel bad because this guy is just doing his job, but you can't be delayed. So you stab him knowing full well he could die.

    But we can change the action to killing an innocent to save another innocent if you would like.
     
  6. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    My OC Jasir Ere-Dun didn't stop his sister Jedi-master Fay when she left his home to help Obi-Wan on his mission to Queyta. He knew that she would be killed by Asajj Ventress but that she would save Obi-Wan Kenobi and milions of innocents when Obi-wan returned to the Jedi with an anti-dote.

    Action: have you OC meeting a healer
     
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  7. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Most of my OC's are Jedi so most likely they would meat a healer, and I have one OC who is a Wookiee healer. Her name is Myykalakkwen.

    Action: Take someone hostage.
     
  8. Mando-Man

    Mando-Man Jedi Master star 2

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    My OCs would probably be hired to rescue a hostage instead of take one

    action: start a rebellion
     
  9. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    All of my OC's are sympathetic to rebellion and opposed to tyranny, but Anicia Huranz is the only one who was willing to assassinate a corrupt Supreme Chancellor. It didn't work, but she never regretted her actions.

    Action: Leave a generous tip at a restaurant
     
  10. Rau_Fang

    Rau_Fang Jedi Master star 2

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    These have been great to read!

    Dee Kannon would leave a generous tip. He grew up in a poor community and I believe I read somewhere that folks in poor communities are more generous with their money (especially if they're sharing within their own community).

    Action: go on a blind date set up by his/her best friend
     
  11. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Civriel Giropos went on a couple of blind dates set up by his friends after his girlfriend Ena dumped him. But he wasn't really interested in those girls.

    Action: Summons evil spirits and keeps them in a bottle/container to use for their own nefarious purposes
     
  12. Rau_Fang

    Rau_Fang Jedi Master star 2

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    Wouldn't touch a bottle of evil spirits with a ten foot pole, suspicious lot the Kannons are!

    Action: Keep a cat as a pet?
     
  13. Mando-Man

    Mando-Man Jedi Master star 2

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    Probably wouldnt keep a cat as a pet, Mandos need something a little more ferocious

    Action: run for office
     
  14. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    None of my OCs would run for office.

    Action: Would your OC do something silly or stupid for a charity (like a bachelor auction or shave his head for donations...anything the OC wouldn't normally do except for a charitable cause)?
     
  15. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Just a reminder, challenge entries are due Wednesday, May 15th!

    Carry on, carry on. :cool:
     
  16. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nalieza Fejier is/was an actress, and once had to appear in a music vid as part of a charity PR stunt on the part of her studio. Dancing on camera was embarrassing to say the least, but she's a pro and did her job.

    Action: Pawn their most precious possession(s) to pay the rent
     
  17. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    None of my Oc's have anything that would give them enough credits to pay the rent!

    Action: Tell the truth even if it got them in serious trouble.
     
  18. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Our challenge has concluded with two entries:

    Complications by earlybird-obi-wan

    Nothing Good in Goodbye by Thumper09 (ineligible for voting)

    Our winner is Earlybird-obi-wan! Congratulations! =D=

    We're going to hold off on doing a new challenge for a bit, but when they start up again then Earlybird will be able to choose the first topic.
     
  19. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    We have lots of discussions about our OC protagonists, but let's give some attention to our OC antagonists. Pick an antagonist you've written and tell us about him/her.

    Who are they? Why are they in conflict with your protagonist?

    Is the antagonist easier or harder for you to develop and characterize?

    How do you balance the antagonist's skills or resources against the protagonist's to make them a good match for each other?

    How much do you develop your antagonist over the course of the story? How relatable do you try to make him/her for the reader? If it's a "villain", do you keep their characterization relatively simple compared to your protagonist, or do you take the "Wreck-It Ralph" approach of "Just because you a Bad Guy, it doesn't mean that you are a bad guy"?

    Tell us about the thorns in your OC protagonist's side!
     
  20. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I find antagonists to be easier to develop, as it's simply much more fun to delve into one's darker side. One of my antagonists partakes in anthropophagy--eating of sentient (or human-like, as the literal definition says) species. It was really fun to get into his head and rationalize his crimes. It also lent to a bit of squick for the reader with just how comfortable Pepan Manja was with eating another being.
     
  21. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The only antagonist I've ever developed is one called The Summoner. He started out as some notes in my fanfic, but I've pulled him out and developed him a little bit further in some original fic. His backstory has been developed more in this format to be the creator of a pocket universe where no one can escape...and he's the offspring of some primordial god-figure and a temple priestess, etc.

    When it comes to balancing his skills against the protagonist, I've made him a demigod figure who controls his own universe and can change anything on a whim, or even destroy everything if he wants. Usually he just makes it impossible for people to escape back into their own universes by ensuring the exit process doesn't work and splits their personalities into two or more seperate individuals, leaving the original person rather empty. The protagonist's skills are limited to figuring out how to cast spells that prevent their souls from being split apart and maybe avoiding the creation of exit mirrors. It's not a good balance, but I wanted to explore the concept of a vengeful creator figure who cannot be easily thwarted versus individuals who live under the creator's power and must find ways to cope.

    The Summoner's characterization is pretty simple: he likes creating and destroying things because he can. He likes inflicting suffering because he likes experimentation on individuals.
     
  22. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Oh my beloved Kay'leb. Luke's brother-in-law, Jedi healer, and my favorite 'bad boy'. He's not a traditional 'antagonist' in the sense that he sets out to be 'evil' but he's definitely a bit of a self centered ***hole at times, and just doesn't see things in black and white all the time - many of my friends and readers either wantt o smack him, or out right hate him, but he's my adore....
     
  23. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    I love to develop antagonists. They are the reason why my protagonists are getting in trouble. One - Anka Dynarsk - was a Jedihealer falling to the dark side after discovering something on Korriban and craving for power. She made the life for Kaagi Adin - my main protagonist - very interesting.
    Others - Direux and Bargony - were modelled after a real life figure having trouble with his factory and causing fire.
     
  24. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    You know, I don't think I ever wrote a fleshed out antagonist. I have bad guys but they are one-dimensional. Maybe that is what I should work on.
     
  25. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've written more than a few antagonists who were not evil, per se. They were a thorn in the protagonist's side, but many times, the characters are merely doing their jobs. Captain Liem Bencar, a warden in Bedlam, was an antagonist, but he was just doing his job. When your protagonist is a criminal, the roles become reversed and you have good guys in the position of bad guys.