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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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:iconremuslupin1234:
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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:iconhowlingwolf64:
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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:iconlittleflowerdash:
LittleFlowerDash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General 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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:iconhowlingwolf64:
HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks
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:iconhowlingwolf64:
HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD

Apparently I have the worst OC'S ever.
jk
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:iconleon-z:
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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:iconebbiedrawsponies:
EbbieDrawsPonies Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You can make a oc backstory as long as you want. >:(
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:iconfelislupus:
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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:iconfoxespaintbrush:
FoxesPaintbrush Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
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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:iconfrost-fyrepon3:
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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:iconotterboop:
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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:icondanosauruswrecks:
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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:iconteabutts:
teabutts 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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:iconprincess-fluttershyx:
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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:icontwinknight:
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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:icontwinknight:
twinknight Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Derp it was suposed to be true
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:iconii-edison-ii:
II-edison-II Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great help!
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:iconcommander-chidori:
Commander-Chidori Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My OC passed! xD W00p! 
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:iconmyimagination99:
myimagination99 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DEMMIT my pony is an alicorn but she's not a princess....And everything else is fine (I think)
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:iconthejesterart:
TheJesterArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yay, my O.C. that everyone calls a gary stue followed ALL of these *Epic win dance* :mashedpotato: :shuffelin: Put your fingers in the air 

(How is a pegisis pony that isnt: OH DEAR CELESTIA NO colors with a cutiemark that took forever to make (still making it >.<) with an entire personality to protect others a Gary Stue :P)
Hates: his father, not hates but dislikes royalty, saying no, his mother, death, aaaand Rarity Belle
Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity 
likes: life, protecting others, books, Jesters (dont ask XD), fighting (for fun not for killing), swords, aaaand his daughter Aya Drevis (not mine, my friends O.C.)!
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:iconbritwithatophat:
BritWithATophat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
FUCK! i have an oc with three of  the things told not to do in the history part!
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:iconangieangel3:
AngieAngel3 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I made a club about alicorns...
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:iconlolzieomg777:
LolzieOMG777 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
A LOT of people need to see this,Especially those pony creators
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:iconthunderingalicorn:
ThunderingAlicorn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the godmodding douche part! LOL!!
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:iconlady-hare:
Lady-Hare Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you so much for making this, I'm so sick of Mary sue pony ocs :'D Characters, pony or not, like the last example of what not to do are everywhere, I can't stand it. 
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:iconabigailponyartist:
Abigailponyartist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried this and made my oc a anti sue.......
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