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In Defense of Sonic OCs by Spikytastic In Defense of Sonic OCs by Spikytastic
Read this, I know this subject is inexplicably sensitive.
I'm also thinking that giving them 0.1% may be a bit generous...

I know first-hand-- when Sonic OCs are bad, they're BAD. Laughably, mockably, DeviantArtSnark-worthy bad. You've got your green sonics and your "sexy" things and your big musclebound monstrosities and your "What does this have to do with Sonic besides the spikes and eye style?" characters, and your mary sues out the fucking wazoo. And that's not even touching the fetishists...
When Sonic OCs are bad, they're undoubtedly some of the worst OCs out there, and a lot, a LOT, of people with Sonic OCs seem to have the art skills of five-year-olds.

But there are a handful of well-thought-out, well-designed Sonic OCs that don't break canon too badly. I swear. While the vast, vast, VAST majority are laughable, a character doesn't suck just on the basis of being a Sonic OC... though it probably does.
I don't think my own OC (Mako) qualifies, but I have had people who hate Sonic OCs say they like him. They're not ALL badly-designed MS paint sonic recolours, I swear!
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:icondesired-userame87:
Desired-Userame87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  New Deviant
mine sucks bad.....
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:icondoctordremora678:
DoctorDremora678 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant  General Artist
They gained the reputation for a reason.
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:iconsonamyprincess:
I really hate it when people assume ALL Sonic OCs are recolours and Mary Sues/Gary Stues just because of a few of them. To me, I've seen more good Sonic OCs than bad ones. Sure, there are a fair share of recolours in the Sonic fandom, but there are a fair amount of good OCs as well, that sadly never get noticed. I wish people would pay more attention to the good OCs. 
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:iconmariosonicpeace:
MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Agreed. I wish the actually good OCs would get more notice. 
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midnighteclipse02 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone is going to  make a Sonic OC, please at lease be creative and original with it...FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY!
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:iconluna-the-imagicat:
Luna-the-Imagicat Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If I make Sonic fan characters or OCs, I try to keep them out of the canon universe, so I can have some of my own rules. I do have hedgehogs, cats and other animals, but I also have totally different types of characters. For example, I have a Capricorn and a Scorpion. I give them uniqe backstories and try not to fall into very irritating clishes. I don't share my characters that often, because I'm afraid that people will take some of them as Sonic-clones. And yes, I do have a male hedgehog who is kind of like Sonic, but again, I have a backstory for him and a reason to be like that. But, I agree. The majority of the Sonic OCs suck and some of them a propably mine, but I try not to use those ;-)
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Mariomatrix64 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I believe that all OC's are stupid. But thats my opinion.
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:iconlexichannyanx3:
LexiChanNyanx3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only the recolors!
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:iconlexichannyanx3:
LexiChanNyanx3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;-; Im cool.... couse i am NoT a recolor ;-;
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JacksonFox364 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, some sonic OCs are just clones of the main characters in their creator's vision. But when a character is well thought out with creativity and imagination, that's when they're good.
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KEROPUCCHO Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Plus, it's just sad seeing the unoriginal, big breasted, and revealing-clothing wearing whores around here. :no:
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:iconkeropuccho:
KEROPUCCHO Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think I will EVER make a Sonic fan character. I'm very afraid mine would suck. Oh whatever...I haven't even done mine yet. I'm so freaking proud to be without a Sonic fan character. Don't even ask why, you rabid, feisty fans.
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
ugh the foot fetish ones are the worst. But don't be afraid to make ocs- if you wish that is. I'm doing one for the sake of it, so if yours end up sucking, then mine will be worse XD.
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ChocoRose555 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
wanna see my sonic oc, a purple mouse who lives on a moon made of cheese and loves digging tunnels
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:iconelectricdarkling1337:
ElectricDarkling1337 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My OC has nothing to do with any of the sonic characters
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FesterTheGuesser Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Sonic fan base is a bit of a lost cause at this point and thats coming from someone who enjoys it very much. Someone should create a group or account geared to helping people make better fan characters/OCs and fixing bad ones.
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
you. are. a. genius!
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:iconfestertheguesser:
FesterTheGuesser Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try.
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:iconmoonthepegasus22:
MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
:)
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im not really in the sonic universe but I might make an OC for the hell of it, a persona, but nothing that has to do with any of the characters. Why a persona, because it can make a setting that has different abilities than the real world, expanding and playing on what is allowed in it. I like to use a similar approach to what MArk Twain used for Tom Sawyer. Tom is Mark as a boy, but in a different universe, so to say. He also plays with imagination to make the plot points more appealing. For the creature, Im making her a hybrid between a crow and a turkey, A Curkey. Still in development but I just want to make a good Oc.
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TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I must elect you for president.
Turkeys and crows are my favourite animals.

YOU WIN :highfive:

I just absolutely adore you and your future OC.
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liiimbo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the female Sonic OCs I've seen had tragic back stories, both parents are dead, is a vampire, has huge tits, is paired with Shadow, is gothic/emo/scene/2edgy4u <'D
Fuck originality!
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MoonThePegasus22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
ikr XD but the worst part is half of them are involved in feet-tickling and all this porn stuff.
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:iconflutterbunny76:
Flutterbunny76 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I know of a truly good Sonic OC.
She's this vampire cat named Martyna.
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:icondumuzi-ouji:
Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
'Mary sue' isn't a damn term to use for something you don't like just saying. I've seen a shit load of good Sonic OCs though.
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Neggative0 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot look like cannon characters in drag....I saw one that was knuckles in rouge cosplay. Like crappy cardboard cuttout wings, andan ungodly amount of pink eyeliner.....*shiver*
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swe191 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I don't pair my character up with canon characters I give him flaws and weaknesses. At least I don't change his personality every 5 seconds *cough AkaiDahlia Cough* Buts seriously pretty much all Sonic Fan characters get treated like shit Because of Mary sues like this monstrosity akaidalia.deviantart.com/art/J…      
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Acruxic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
ouo/
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LexiChanNyanx3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD
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:icongrooviedalton:
OH MAI
SOMEONE REPLIED TO MY OLD COMMENTS

magic
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LexiChanNyanx3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDXD
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GroovieDalton Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
:p
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:icontoaarcan:
ToaArcan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey guys, I have a super-special-amazing green Sonic! He has manly scars and gool clothes and motherfucking sunglasses, bitch! And he's so awesome that he can beat up Sonic and Shadow at the same time, and he totally gets all the ladies and can conquer planets without trying. And he's so amazingly amazing that Sonic's girlfriend is totally going to cheat on him with green Sonic and turn evil for him! Donut steal! Oh wait, Archie already did that! These crappy FCs have gotten so commonplace that one showed up in canon material.
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:iconsymphonyofdissonance:
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I totally agree with this
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:iconxxflameyxx:
XxFlameyxX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats a mary sue? And i agree with you.
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Riolulucario Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I remember I saw a sonic oc that was a girl version of sonic, the creator just added eyelashes and clothes and that's all. Probably that was the worst sonic oc I have ever seen since it looked gay and the creator claimed to be original and she also created a duck that was practically bean but she just changed his name and changed the colors. All the hedgehogs she created had Sonic's same hairstyle and she even made a classic, super, werehog versions for all her ocs. All here ocs were Mary Sues with 0% of creativity and originality.
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EeveeGirl300 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG LOOK AT MY ORIGINAL SONIC CHARACTER! HIS NAME IS CINSO AND HES RED AND WHEN HE GETS ALL OF THE CHAOS EMEREADLS HE TURNS INTO SUPER CINSO AND TURNS YELLOW, BUT NOT YELLOW LIKE SONIC. TOTALLY DIFFERENT. 
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ScourgeFanatic101 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
D: but I have millions!
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WinterFox51 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I'M NOT SONIC.
I'M MY OWN ORIGINAL CHARACTER, BLONIC.
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MrElementron-dA Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblonicplz:
Your signature seriously describes about 70% of dA perfectly. :iconlaughingplz:
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CreepyEmotionalRantr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah me and my friend are some of the 1% that dont suck
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:iconimaekorginalcharcter:
HI I MEK ORGINL CARTERS. LOK AT MI AMZIN CARTERS.  BT DOT STEL DEM. I WIL SEW
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SHer-5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Sher: :iconcrysherplz: I don't suck, do I?


Sher here is my main sonic oc, She is based just slight of myself ( e.g. my Hair style, love of scarves )
She had so many changes to now as i worked on improving her~ *pats Sher's head*
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Sn8wman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I've just seen so many terrible Sonic OC's that it's gotten to the point to where whenever I see one, I automatically think that the creator is some loser teenager in middle school. Even if the art is good, I canny help but think that whoever made it must obviously have no life. Why else would they want to make some OC from a fandom with one of the worst reputations around? Because they can make their character have big boobs, be a slut, fall in love with canon characters, and be so overpowered that it's ungodly.

I've never once seen a "good" Sonic OC before. That's probably because so very few exist. Every time I see another "bat-werefox-sparkledog" female OC that is dating both Shadow and Sonic and all the other guys drool over them and all of the female characters are jealous.. well, I just really want to shove a drumstick up someone's ear.

Show me a good Sonic OC. Show me something that isn't an OP hybrid. Show me something that isn't balloon-boobed with skimpy clothing. Show me something that isn't rainbow hair and "emo" characteristics.

Show me that, and you will blow me away.
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Ismira-Lithographica Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Hia. Ismira is a bit overpowered and such, but I think She`s good.:3
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Gothica-the-Eevee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I think she needs some work yet as far as balancing goes, and info I intended to change (like some f her backstory), but I'd say she's close;
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If not, these two haven't much thought into them at the moment, but they're meant to be fairly removed from the main cast, and are enemies of each other;
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kyashinu44 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
it's so annoying. I have a challenge.

I can draw/make an OC that doesn't have boobs and isn't a slut or in love with any canon characters. Can you?
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:iconsn8wman:
Sn8wman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I refuse to make any sort of OC that could even remotely correlate with the Sonic Fandom.
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