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MLP How Not to make a Sue by wthdude1plz MLP How Not to make a Sue by wthdude1plz
NOTE: PLEASE READ ==> Lol. I'm flattered, but I don't have the time, patience, or fortitude to look at your OCs and tell you how to fix them. xD Just read up on the tutorial and compare your OC with what we're saying.

Full view to really be able to read it. VERY TEXT HEAVY.

A collaborative effort between myself and my good friend :icongoldenkitsune-queen:*Goldenkitsune-Queen

This here, boys and girls, is how to make a decent, My Little Pony OC, while keeping away from the things that make them total Marysues. We see far too many examples of just plain BAD characters, and so, we made this. Use the information here as a sort of guideline when creating your OC.

I know it's very text heavy, but the info is good and something to really keep in mind when making your OC.

I did most of the writing, with a few pointers and much help from *Goldenkitsune-Queen and a few others in the :iconmlpfim-crystalview: group I run.

:icongoldenkitsune-queen:*Goldenkitsune-Queen is responsible for the wonderful illustrations and, again, a big help on the text based content as well.

Special thanks to :iconkuurokaze:*Kuurokaze who proof read my giant text wall of typos, misspellings, forgotten words, and generally badly written mess. <33
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:iconperrypinkiepotter:
PerryPinkiePotter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  New Deviant
Blackstorm's story sounded pretty epic! xD
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:iconbluebrushcreations:
BlueBrushCreations Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are creatures like goats, donkeys/mules, giraffes okay?
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:icontheenglishbrony345:
theenglishbrony345 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Just wondering how do you draw ocs
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:iconbluebrushcreations:
BlueBrushCreations Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are pinto like patterns ok?
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:iconbadassblaziken:
BadassBlaziken Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
If they are like Pipsqueak they are OK
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:iconminkapyropanda:
MinkaPyroPanda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Really good tutorial ^.^ Gave me ideas for what to do for my color scheme.

Anyone wanna help me with names? The special talent is writing stories because that's what I do ^.^ I have an idea for her CM(you are welcome to give me ideas as well) but can't think of a name involving something related to writing lol
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anoneemoos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
great tutorial and what was the black goth's last words before being interrupted by Grapeford there?
also can you read my OC Alex's backstory?
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Just-A-Shiny-Mudkip Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alicorn OCs are OK if they have a good reason to be an alicorn. It's just that alot of Alicorn OCs don't have that.
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YukiniLocao Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT WAS ADORABLE AND GREAT! I made my OC! Her name is Yukini Locoa, and she loves the internet, and drawing like me c: Her cutie mark is a mustache cuz she's kind of a hipster, and she wears nerd glasses, and also has short hair... but I haven't figured out her color palette yet! But thanks so much for this tutorial, your awesome ^~^
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RemusLupin1234 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
 Grapeford is awesome. 
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:iconlatias1295:
latias1295 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Why guitars.. what did they ever do to you? XD..
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HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously though, nice guide! One thing: Are we allowed to make zebra or deer oc's?

*really hoping to prove my friend wrong*
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Flower-Dash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*responds*


Zebra oc: Ok
Deer oc: ok

Pony with zebra or dot or other type of coat : NO!

(yes, you can put like a dot or two on his/her feets or flank but don't cover the entire body)
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inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if the pony is half-zebra? Wouldn't a few stripes be acceptable then?

Also, why not spots, if the intention is to resemble the appearance of flea bitten or dapple?
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Flower-Dash Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it's half zebra, it's ok, it can have stripes but normal coloured stripes, not purple stripes

And spots are ok as long as they aren't in excess
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HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks
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HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD

Apparently I have the worst OC'S ever.
jk
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Leon-Z Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
well...damn..=C...oh well, I'll just keep doing Appledash comics then...XDDDDDDDD

TY for the tutorial ^^
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EbbieDrawsPonies Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You can make a oc backstory as long as you want. >:(
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FelisLupus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually made an OC that looks like an alicorn, but isn't, she's related to Sombra. I just need to start a bio on her and give her a name.
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:iconroygbivbronya02:
RoygbivbronyA02 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I failed.
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:iconemmathehero:
EmmaTheHero Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
totally going to make an oc that has everything you tell people not to do xD
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:iconulladegrace:
UllaDeGrace Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I want to see that...
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:iconemmathehero:
EmmaTheHero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you better xD
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:iconulladegrace:
UllaDeGrace Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just tell me when its made, I'll be there quicker than a disproving look when you crack a bad Chuck Norris joke.
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:iconemmathehero:
EmmaTheHero Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay xD
ill make it tomorrow if i have the time
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:iconulladegrace:
UllaDeGrace Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:D Make it when you free time, and don't feel forced be the Mary feeling it holds!
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:iconemmathehero:
EmmaTheHero Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay i don't know if i have the time to, im sorry
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:iconulladegrace:
UllaDeGrace Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's okay, don't be sorry. :)
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Mistfurious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very useful... :happy: 
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:iconpuglover3000:
puglover3000 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Yeah, I totally have to fix up my OC. heh heh...
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:iconscarletandlunarcool:
ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My OC basically passes. Only the 'friends with main cast' part.....
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Frost-FyrePon3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
My Oc is on/of of Pegasus and alicorn. (She is supposed to be one of twilights future students of friendship and stuffz :3) Is it alright if I note you her stuff and you reveiw her?
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otterboop Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
yay I passed~
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:iconkatzillaadoptables:
KatzillaAdoptables Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Lol the end part made me giggle :D I go on a lot of roleplay communities and see a lot of godmodding stuff. 
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:iconkrazykitty11:
KrazyKitty11 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my god. "...And I'm not a godmodding douche!" That is so perfect :XD:
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:iconvalentinefantasy:
valentinefantasy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
grapeford.... ;___;
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:iconnyxiandragoness:
NyxianDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
pfft, that last panel-y thing~
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:iconsunbutt-the-sunny:
SunButt-the-sunny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thanks for making this! It is a good guide. I am pretty sure my OC's pass. Buuuuuuuuut then again I have really weird OC's so it is kinda hard to tell
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DanosaurusWrecks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's quite the oddly specific thing you're denying, Grapeford...
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teabut Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God bless you for making this post! Honestly, everyone in the fandom
needs to place their OC side-by-side with the 'wthdude test' and see if
their pony fits the criteria. I personally think the first step on this sheet
should be "don't even contemplate creating an alicorn!", but I think I'm
just being stingy @ n @. Honestly though, this is an excellent guide and
I'm excited to say that my OC passed! Hip-hip hurray!
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Princess-FluttershyX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
What the, Why would Rarity,Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy have a crush on THAT thing?
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:iconprincesstwilightp0ny:
PrincessTwilightP0ny Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if i didnt want my oc to have a Cutie mark?. And i wanted them to be a fan species... Blank for example.
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:iconcrisruiz123:
Crisruiz123 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somebody understands!
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:icontwinknight:
twinknight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way its somepony
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:iconspikeymacksy:
SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
No it's not.
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:icontwinknight:
twinknight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mk
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:iconspikeymacksy:
SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Well, it can go either way, like, I switch in between roles and such.
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twinknight Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
T
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:iconspikeymacksy:
SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
T to you two
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