Fuck yeah DP OC cliché Sue

Pardon me for submitting this outside the ask box…therer wasn’t enough space. I was hoping to ask a few questions, and perhaps get some feedback on three OCs? They’re a full ghost, a halfa, and the halfa’s son, who is only a quarter ghost. They’re currently RP-only, and still in development. I’m always picking away at them, because I don’t want to make any Mary Sue/Gary Stues……but I still like stretching Canon and playing around with theories….so I was wondering…

What are the possible ways to get ghost powers? I know of the portal idea, and I’ve been toying with the ‘having a ghostly parent/ancestor’ idea (inspired by someone’s lecture on ghostly powers and genetics)….but while I want something original, I don’t want something utterly ridiculous.

I’m also stuck on the ‘inversion’ topic….is it bad to invert eye and hair color when someone with ghost powers transforms? I’d think there’d need to be some sort of physical difference between the forms (with the exception of the uniform). Again, I’m sorry I didn’t put this through the ask box…..but I didn’t want to pester you with five different asks as part of the same question.

Oh, that’s quite alright. Submissions in place of questions are welcomed too, if there isn’t enough room. Also, a little off-topic, but I find that roleplaying characters before writing out their bios is actually very helpful.

Well, it depends really. There are a lot of possible theoretical ways. Granted wishes, freak accidents, waste spills, disease, animal bites, or maybe dormant ghost DNA that’s reawakened through an electrical shock of some kind? It’s all just fringe science in the end. Feel free to go as crazy as you want, as long as it makes sense. Heck, you could even say something happened and a ghost and a human swapped DNA through some freakish electrical current and they became hybrids from each other. Maybe a human vessel was made to house a ghost’s consciousness or maybe a ghost possessed a coma patient and was accidentally semi-permanently infused through some freak event? You just gotta go a little crazy with it, regardless of if it makes you sound like a lunatic or not. Maybe even watch a few shows or media that’s based around paranormal or fringe science for inspiration. Sci-Fi tends to work best, I find.

Inversion! Oh, man, inversion. Between you and me, I can’t stand it. Inverted color schemes tend to be bland and look-alike and cheap, in my opinion. There are people who can pull it off brilliantly, but there are a lot of other ways to make a character’s alter ego look different. Different clothing styles, the way they style their hair, color schemes, even physical differences. Maybe the ghost energy reacts differently and messes with their physical manifestation and their appearance is different? Inversion isn’t a rule. In fact, most of DP’s science and theory is up for debate. It just depends on how you, the fan, interpret most of it. There is no real law to it, so again, go crazy. Go absolutely mad with it.

-N

This might not be entirely cliched but something I’ve noticed with some DP OCs is that the father is always never around at some point of the OC’s life, for various reasons, and the mom is always the one raising the kids, not even for joint custody if it’s because of divorce. I’ll admit I’m actually guilty of this too but I didn’t notice it until after I had made my character. I’m pretty sure it’s possible to have a complete, Nuclear family without being a Sue at all.

Hello there all you DP OC cliche followers! Just a little message from a mod here.

I’m glad to see all of you are enjoying this blog and it’s been amazingly well handled by the other mods here in my absence. We’ve gained a new mod I believe, mod S! Welcome!
I’m happy to say I’ve left this group in good hands. I will be returning to do my job of looking trough submissions and possibly submit a few myself. I hope you continue to run this blog with amazing critiques and intel.
Most of all I’d like to show my appreciation to mods K and N. they’ve been supervising all these submissions by themselves and I am just astounded by their vigilance. Everyone give a hand to mods K and N! And hey, mods K and N if you want a drawing as a reward for your hard work, send me a note and I’ll get cracking on it. As a gift to you :)
Well I’m glad to see things are handled here. Expect to see me back very soon!
~L

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A prime example of what not to do.
-N

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A prime example of what not to do.

-N

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Cleaning out the submissions box alone is hard.

It’s hard and very, very frightening.

-N

saisai-chan asked: It's also likely for any DxS spawn to have red hair or black hair. Pamela has red hair, and so do Jazz, Maddie, and Maddie's sister. Danny, Jack, Sam and Grandma Manson all have black hair, too. The only other hair color is Jeremy's blond hair, which, considering only one party has blond genes, is very unlikely. It's far more likely for any DxS spawn to have red (because, while red is recessive, both parties have the gene) or black hair. and very, very, very unlikely for one to have blond hair.

myvocaloidheart-deactivated2013 asked: When I go and look around on dA for halfas only, I felt like there are more female halfas than males. Why are there are more female halfas than male?

Most of the Danny Phantom fanbase is female. Females usually find it easier to make female ocs while males find it easier to make male ocs, I guess? Although, I’m physically a girl and making male characters comes easier to me. I’m not sure, actually.

-N


This one comes with a story because I love you guys. Anyway years ago I started role playing with this girl who seemed really nice. When we wrote out our characters I ended up with a short and kind of chubby joker Peruvian/African American girl and a jerky white preppy guy from South Africa. She made two twins who were Danny’s older sisters named, and I’m serious here, Danna and Dannee. They looked him with long black hair and huge boobs. When I asked her why she did that she said “Well his sisters have to look like him duh! They’re his sisters!” then I mentioned Jazz and she said verbatim “Oh well Jazz is adopted because she looks nothing like Danny and she doesn’t act like him duuuhhh plus his sisters should be hot lol Jazz is ugly.”
Also, who give their kids such similar names? Danny, Danna and Dannee?

This one comes with a story because I love you guys. Anyway years ago I started role playing with this girl who seemed really nice. When we wrote out our characters I ended up with a short and kind of chubby joker Peruvian/African American girl and a jerky white preppy guy from South Africa. She made two twins who were Danny’s older sisters named, and I’m serious here, Danna and Dannee. They looked him with long black hair and huge boobs. When I asked her why she did that she said “Well his sisters have to look like him duh! They’re his sisters!” then I mentioned Jazz and she said verbatim “Oh well Jazz is adopted because she looks nothing like Danny and she doesn’t act like him duuuhhh plus his sisters should be hot lol Jazz is ugly.”

Also, who give their kids such similar names? Danny, Danna and Dannee?

saisai-chan asked: Just a little thing I noticed. According to genetics, it's more likely for any DxS spawn to have blue eyes then purple. Because Sam's parents, Grandma Manson, Maddie's sister, Danny, Jazz, and Jack all have (varying degrees of) blue eyes. However, it's still possible for a DxS spawn to have purple eyes because both Maddie and Sam have purple eyes. So, while very, very, very unlikely, a purple eyed DxS spawn is still very possible, even though a blue eyed spawn is far more plausible.

I think the problem is that most people think that if they give the character black hair and blue eyes, that people will think it’s a Danny clone.

But there are plenty of people with blue eyes and black hair that don’t look like each other. You know, counting out face shape and everything. It’s still possible to make an original looking Danny clone and use the right genetics.

-N

shionsnezumi asked: I love this blog so much. Like, I want to touch your guys faces.

Oh thank you! And it’s okay we don’t mind.

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