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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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I have a question... Are trolls able to have siblings? Or something similar to it? I've heard the term hatchmate more than once, and I just wanted to know if it's possible or not. Thanks for your time ^u^
ThrowUpGuts 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
I think a lot of these "rules/guide lines" [idk what else to call them, english isn't my first language] are stopping people from letting their creativity flow. I guess you have taken a lot of these things from the canon trolls, but common. There is a lot more trolls then the canon trolls. Just as there is a lot more humans on the planet then just me and you. 
It also exists a lot of dimensions in homestuck, and one or two could have been that the canon trolls never started to play the game and through that they met the fantroll. And you cant deny that Homestuck is literally made out of different universes and dimensions that gives each fan the space to create any kind of fancharacter they want. 
You always have to think outside the box when creating an OC, fan character or not. 

I just wanted to mention this because a lot of people seem to see this list as rules of how you create a fantroll. I do agree with you at some points, but some I dont. 
lovelyrosethorn 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually with the lime blood its said that mutant bloods are lime bloods the lime color wouldn't stick
RainbowThief52 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Can my homestuck OC have five letters for the first name and seven for the last?
RainbowThief52 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Darn it... it was going to be Amber Sadsong...
wow... when i made mine i fallowed no rules. at all aperently...
Destinyslover 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
So why can't they have a relationship with a real character?
Animemarshmellow 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Because it's impossible, like literally. Even if they were on Alternia together, they'd be like 13 or younger, not relationship age. Then when the canon characters get in the game, yours would be dead or in another game.
souleaterchic123 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering the same thing
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