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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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: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  New member 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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ThatFreakyZephyr 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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RamenJackalopes 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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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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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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GroovieDalton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever, i don't care if sucks! I LIKE FANDOMS YEAH!
AND NO ONE CAN STOP MEH!!
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GroovieDalton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if i'm ridiculous, mine suck? grooviedalton.deviantart.com/a…
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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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SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I totally agree with this
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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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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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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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kyashinu44 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
k...
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kyashinu44 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
LOL.
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LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Is Blonic also part of the 0.1%?
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:iconfireninjastar:
Fireninjastar Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! Like Silver! *ba-dum-tsh*
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JaniceTheFurry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: Very VERY true :clap:
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JudasEiserscott Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know a lot of people with OCs that are original (to a certain extent) are well balanced and not as childish as all these recoloured mary sues that roam the internet.

Those characters are made by immature children who think they're the best and are so sexy and cool.

Original characters are made by mature people who actually HAVE A BRAIN.


(though with sonic Ocs its hard to be original. Don't diss!)
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Love-Link Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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SparksterG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If every single sonic OC is utter garbage, then what's so special and amazing about the ones that aren't, but use the same cheap methods anyway?
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Reygerz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes some are good but the the majority oh gawd spare me!
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FictionFinder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Luckily, all of my OC's are human. And no, don't worry. None of them are not a palette swap of that one kid from that Sonic X thing or wherever he came from.
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DelightfullyFreaky Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
No offense, but I hate seeing Sonic OCs. It must just be the style...it just...doesn't look good to make and I see them all the time. I'm yours is splendid, but it's just not my thing.
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Flare-Kimano-OSP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You and me both. I actually spent a whole year trying to develop a better style so that I can use it and not have it look like that and/or ugly as well. Though considering my Main Protagonist isn't from the Sonic world, It was easy to in fact just make a race, sort of like hybrids so to pass it off better. :P
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DelightfullyFreaky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Really? That's some serious commitment! XD I wish that tohers would try to do the same thing.
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Flare-Kimano-OSP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup, really really. I ended up developing the 'Sonic' or hedgehog in to a race class called Beastkin Type: Hedgehog Kin, sort of giving it it's own race and status. Cause lets face it, for my series (which I plan to kick off whenever I get my Associates next year or so on YT as a sort of teaser, when I get into my Graphic Design classes) it'd be weird to have a Sonic looking fellow running around with people done in well detailed anime art style xD. I am VERY committed, I've been doing this series and redoing for 12 years now :D.
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DelightfullyFreaky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
12 years? Wow! That all sounds really fancinating! ^^
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Flare-Kimano-OSP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think so :D. That's what I'll be donig mostly on my page once I get settled in and moved. For now I'm doing small stuff, but as i go through more, I'll be able to post more. I want to get some more writing done tonight since I'm free :3. If you're curious about it i'm always excited to give information on it lols.
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Rankumander Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True. I made a beaver that isn't all mary sue or recolor...the drawing is old but at least it's original.
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Soren-Kumiai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, Im gonna turn myself in, please forgive my sins!

Name: senic (oh god, no)
Age: 17
Looks: red hedgehog with hair like Amy and shoes and gloves like shadow (shoot me if I make another oc like this)
Bio: he is sonic's clone brother (ok, shoot me now) he I faster than sonic, stronger than knuckles and can use chaos control without a chaos emerald! (ima go kill myself now)
Love interests: he loves Amy and all the girls want to marry him (Gary-stu 100%)
Powers: he has a super chaos control and it can freeze time (I hate myself)

OK! I ADMITTED MY SINS! PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY TERRIBLE ACTIONS! 8(
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Togrutaboy836 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine doesn't! I didn't be redundant and make him a hedgehog. He's a Swallow like Wave in Sonic Riders!!
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Libby-Mouse Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huzzah! Someone understands and isn't a total hypocrite!
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slyguru7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
The worst part about ANYTHING is it's fandom.
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ChromaColors Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
It takes a certain kind of magic to create a good fancharacter in the Sonic style, like how it takes to create a good Spyro fancharacter. I have a Sonic character that I am waiting to post here.
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