THE DO'S AND DO NOT'S OF MAKING A HOMESTUCK TROLL OC.
1) THE NAME.
-Make it something we can prenounce. Not some stupid shit like Jukgth Ghtyfk.
-The first name HAS TO BE 6 LETTERS long.
-The last name HAS TO BE 6 LETTERS long as well.
-Your troll CANNOT have the last name of an actual canon troll.
-Nor can they be related at all.
2) TYPING QUIRKS.
-Make it something readable at least. Keep it simple.
-Don't use the ones that are over used. Like replacing S with $.
3) BLOOD COLORS.
-Be realistic guys and stay with the program. Don't make them have some stupid rainbow blood or something. That screams Mary-sue.
-Your troll may be a mutant blood. It is rare but it happens. So it's okay, just don't make them flaunt it. They will be culled.
-Black and White are not colors, they are shades and tints. So therefor they cannot be blood COLORS.
-Lime is a canon color, but lime bloods have gone extinct.
-Black hair. No funky rainbow colors. Black hair only.
-Streaks are permitted. With exceptions. Must be their blood color. One streak only.
-Skin is grey. That's it. That's all.
-The part that is white in our eye, is yellow in theirs.
-The colored circle in our eyes, is grey in theirs. Until they are older, then they become the color of their blood.
-I understand that trolls with higher bloods tend to go insane. But not all of them do. Feferi was perfectly kind and nice and SANE.
-Don't make them Mary/Gary sues. They can't be really nice one second and then kill you if you insult them. Holy shit guys c'mon.
-Be original with there personality. Make them have hobbies and likes, and dislikes.
-Remember. NO ONES PERFECT.
-Yes some trolls are physic and can do cool things. But don't god mode. No one will like you. You will remain forever friendless.
-Only certain blood types have powers. A pink blood can't mind control.
-Your troll cannot be morails, kismeses, matesprit etc. with actual trolls from the comic. In the comic your troll would be dead. And no longer exist.
-You can have met the trolls. Before the game and such. It is possible. But still no relationships. They were too young.
-You may have relationships with other fan trolls however, that is fine.
7) SHIRT SYMBOLS AND CLOTHING.
-You can pretty much do anything for clothes. But most trolls keep it dark, keep that in mind. The only exception is Feferi, but even she still wears black.
-You CAN NOT have the same symbol as a canon troll. Make up your own. It's fun and easy.
8) DEATHS AND GOD TIER.
-Make sure you know how your troll will be killed off. Because everyone dies sooner or later. In homestucks case. Usually sooner.
-Keep the god tier outfit simple. Nothing too fancy or complicated. And remember there are classes keep that in mind when designing. Because they each have a unique look.
-Don't forget that you also need a god tier name. Like Bard of Rage.
-God tiers also only have classes such as Thief, Rogue, Life, Void... etc. Look it up.
-Make sure the weapon is something they can actually, you know, hold. And keep up.
-Don't make them have like 20.
-Fist don't exactly count as weapons, but you may if you really want to.
-Alternia has a lot of cool tech, don't be afraid to make a fancy mechanical weapon like Kanaya's chainsaw.
- Your character MUST have a lusus. Though they can leave or die, if you choose.
-They can't be raised by canon trolls, or other trolls. It's not how it works on Alternia. Do you want them to die?
-Your lusus may be whatever animal/creature you like.
-Your lusus will die eventually, it's how the game works.
11) THINGS TO DO WITH CANON.
-LEAVE THE CANON CHARACTERS ALONE.
-You can't be related, in a relationship, friends, etc with them. Because when they play the game, you are dead. They didn't magically save you.
-Don't make them have huge ass horns then swirl around everywhere and are bigger than there body.
-Don't make them have horns comeing out of anywhere BUT the top of there head!
-Don't make them have like 8 horns.
-4 is the maximum guys. 2 is the minimum.
-Don't make them crazy colors. There is a specific color pallet to follow.
-Horn's also can't be in the middle of the head or on the forehead.
-Trolls age should be in sweeps, not human years.
-A sun sweep is 26 months apposed to our 12 month year.
-Trolls don't have any relatives!!! Except their dancestors/ancestors! You can't make your fantroll be the kid of two canon trolls like gamzee and karkat.
14) Got anything to add to this list. Just ask. This isn't meant to bash or hate on your fantrolls. This is just meant to help, and clear things that can't and can be done. We want good fantrolls, not stupid Mary/Gary sues.
Also any questions? Feel free to ask!
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