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- Make it something we can pronounce. 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.

- Make it something readable at least. Keep it simple.
- Don't use the ones that are over used. Like replacing S with $.
- Be creative.

- 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. (This includes grey/gray)
- Lime is a canon color, but lime bloods have gone extinct.
- Your trolls blood cannot change colors.

- Black hair. No funky rainbow colors. Black hair only.
- Streaks are permitted. They do have hair dye. But don't go making their hair a rainbow of colors. And try to stick with their own blood color.
- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

10) LUSUS.
- 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.

- 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.

12) HORNS.
- 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.

13) ETC.
- 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!
This will be updated once a week or more or less.
This is just to help and not meant to be mean or offensive in anyway.
Any questions or things to add go right ahead.
This will be updated whenever I have more to add, and there will be more no worries.

Here is the new Tumblr I have made to help out fantrolls.

PS: If you follow everything the Homestuck Wiki has to say, then you're probably going to get a lot of shit wrong. That Wiki is Fan made and anyone can go in there and change things or adjust things to fit whatever they want.

Here are some links to help out.

Blood Colors / Hemospectrum: Lime is a canon color but it's not there.
God Tier Aspects:
Desktop Base:
Modus Template:
HS Character Bases:
Creator sheets:
Detail sheets:

ALSO! If you like this and wanna show your support, I would really love if you donate a point or two on my page, that be great, thank you! (It might also encourage me to make a 'Kid' version of this!)
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NamaraVersek413 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
When you talk about the troll eyes, is it still ok to have eyes similar to Sollux or Vriska? Or just your own thing? One of the fan trolls I'm working on has a pure blue eye and is an orange blood, is this fine?! I think it's cool tho, it ties into her powers and backstory.
Thanks for the info tho!
shewolfzoroark Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
For 4, about being really nice then killing you . . . 
Wouldn't it work if they were acting?
I have no idea.
Arhodiana Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen quite a few seemingly butthurt comments on "How to Make a___ OC" tutorials, so I'll ask this as nicely and clearly as I can:
I assume that the "nothing to do with canon" rule would be suspended if you work primarily with Homestuck AU's? That's pretty much all I do with fan fiction, OC's, etc., at least for this particular fandom. ^w^
KallzeE Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  New member
ThE OnlY ThinG WronG WitH MY OC TrolL IS HeR NamE BuT I LovE IT AnD IT FitS HeR PersonalitY SO WelL
Sizuy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, no offense, but you can copy the Trolls' symbols, they are Zodiac and Horoscopic signs and can be used, even in the same blood color (if wanted). Canon, yes, no sister/brother, brother/brother, or sister/sister relationships...BUT, yes, the fanperson/fantroll can be in a relationship with the trolls/humans, there shouldn't even be this rule because, frankly, it's been broken since Homestuck started. Blood colors are the same, you can have a troll with white or black blood, they are out-of-spectrum colors, and many generators have them as out-of-spectrum colors to use for your troll, you don't have to follow the hemospectrum colors; and Lime blooded trolls are still there, so they can be used as well. The names of the fantrolls can be as long as they want to be, the only reason the troll names are as long as they are is because Hussie probably wanted to make them simpler than they really are and/or because some of their names are hebrew and greek (exeption of Latula). Horns can be coming from the troll's forehead, there shouldn't be this rule to begin with because I've seen even the original trolls with the horns coming from their foreheads. And lastly, just because a person chooses to have a fantroll living or being raised by a troll, that won't mean they are gonna die. I've seen that this isn't true with (most) trolls. It just means that something happened to the fantroll's lusus, and then they lived with another troll because of the exact reason of not wanting to DIE. No offense, these are just things I've seen and believe that are helpful, and it's not that I don't find this guide unhelpful, but some shouldn't be rules because most have been broken so many times before. 
LilithMidnight Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything you just said is very wrong. White is the absence of color so it is not allowed. Black is all again, not allowed. The zodiac signs would not be used because every troll has their own symbol matching their ancestors. The ocs shouldnt be in a relationship with the canon characters unless its before the know everyone else died when they entered the game. So yeah. I cant say anything against the lime bloods, as i have one. However, they are said to be fantrolls take place at an earlier time. So unless thats the same for yours, no lime. Hussie is a genius he does not need simpler names. Keep it 6x6 you ignoramous. I dont care where your horns are as long as its the upper head. Trolls dont raise trolls. The sufferer was a one time thing. And after the summoner, adults were banned from alternia. So itd really just be two kids living together? Yeah do you even retain the information you read, you little sack of ignorant juices?
24gothkitty Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
The troll version of dave strider has a unicorn horn (most not all) and looks really cool
cuppycake11 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welp. I just broke a rule with all of my oc's. canon symbols. shit. i cant think of symbols for the life of me ;-;
LilithMidnight Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just base it off the lusus or find symbols online. Just a tip.
cuppycake11 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
okay! thankies!
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