Good OCs 254 members · 717 stories

This is a group dedicated to good OCs and the creative minds behind them! Whether they be a pony, gryphon, dragon, buffalo, or any other species within the FiM Universe, they're allowed in this group. Of course, your OC must meet the guidelines of good/interesting original character. If you're not sure if your OC is good enough, here's some characteristics that are used to make up a good OC:

Interesting: A good character is always interesting. If your OC has corks, a unique talent, odd hobby/habit, or simply an interesting story/personality trait, then it's probably going to be fun to read about.

Realistic: The character must be realistic in either our world or equestria. If he/she/it is too over-the-top to be realistic to meet in either universe, it probably doesn't fit into the "realistic" category.

Flawed: No character should be flawless. If your character has certain flaws (greedy, unintelligent, self-conscious, clumsy, emotionally unstable, ect.) then that would make them more interesting/relatable. Adding flaws to your characters makes them more enjoyable to read about and more realistic/interesting.

Qualities: If your OC has flaws, they should also have qualities (smart, funny, creative, optimistic, ect.). This too will make them more interesting and relatable for the reader. Remember; even the worst of us have a little good.

Relatable: The main reason people enjoy reading about characters is because in some way, we can relate to them. If the character relates to you, he/she/it will most likely related to others as well. We want to put ourselves into the shoes/hooves of the characters. If they don't go through problems/struggles/events we either go through, or wish we could go through, then it becomes more boring to your reader.

If your character has at least two or three of these traits, they're most likely a good OC, and if they have a story about them, go ahead and add it to the group. Please add your stories to all folders that apply!

If you wish to share backstories, photos, or descriptions of your OC, please do so in the comments. Just remember to have fun!

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Today I joined a bunch of OC groups but, right now, I'm especially interested in all of your opinion of my story because, as I looked across the guidelines of what constitutes a "Good" OC, I found myself check marking every single category with a yes. Then I discovered that you are all seeking only two or three of these traits, but seriously . . . mine has them all, or at least that's what I think. I would be very interested to see if all of you agree.

Actually, my story is mostly OC's because it mainly takes place before the start of the Friendship is Magic series, but it later has time travel elements as well because its a crossover of Doctor Whooves. At that point it earned its sci-fi category. Before that, I would most call it slice of life. Also, the main characters are OC's so I feel like this story fit your criteria in every possible way.

If I piqued your interest, check it out at Leave a comment here or in the story and let me know what you think. I'm interested to know if you agree with me on the fact that I've matched the criteria for this group.

Well, I do have another OC. Not really sure how 'good' she is, but her story has been received well so far, so I must be doing something right.

Hello everyone! I just joined your group and thought it would be polite to say hi. I hope you are having a wonderful day full of inspiration. :pinkiehappy: Could some of you perhaps help me with a question? See, I used to be a bit of a loner when it comes to writing and only recently decided to find out what the groups on FIMFiction have to offer. So… what usually happens in a group like this? I understand you can add stories to folders that correspond with the kind of story you have made. Can I do that right now or must I ask for permission? Should I announce my stories as well? Do you have any tips and tricks on how to make the most out of this group? I hope you can help me out. Thanks in advance! :twilightsmile:

Lots of love, :heart:



Comment posted by Nova Borealis deleted Dec 15th, 2016

Well! I saw a friend joined this group, and since my mane...main...however you say that story is also based around an OC, I thought it couldn't hurt to share. I can't be a judge of whether or not my own characters are good ones, but people seem to like them so far, so why not!

Nice to meet you all :twilightsheepish:

Hello everyone.

I'm a beginner (kind of) in the road of FIMFIC. And my OC, back in the day was ok, but seems the fandom nowadays has made a rule book for an OC to be "perfect"...
Now I'll give this ahead. Yes... my OC is red and black in the hair.
Edgy! Overused! Too mainstream!

Um... first of. I admire people who have a huge number of OCs on their own and how they keep track. But I created mine back in 2011 when the fandom was still growing up, and back then there was no problem. But now seems any black and red is the sign of satan.
So I ask if I can post the details of my OC, and let you people judge?
Cause Idon't think he's a "Mary Sue". He has flaws, and oh boy, what flaws!

I think I Might send my story here though im not to certain its good enough yet.

hi everypony :p
IDK am I allowed to do this in here.. If not-I'll delete this post, no prob :pinkiehappy:!
I've got many future ideas for Lime here, but... I really need to find a ship for her (yep. she's a mare :rainbowlaugh:). With it I can make Lime's future adventures comical and unexpected :3
maybe some mare is looking for a ship too? :fluttershyouch:
It would be perfect if you (the mare OC) could be the willing, crazy, romantic one, Because Lime here is asexual :rainbowwild:
I'd use your OC in my stories (with credit given to you, shoutouts, artworks E.T.C. this way, you could get more folowers too ^^) ,but before posting my stories, I'd ask you if you're OK with what I have written :pinkiesmile:
I'm not gonna write any clop/sex. just romace ^^ no perverts :scootangel:

Hopefully Flair is a good OC, lol. I worked hard on her. Feel free to check out her newest story.

Scissor Sisters are way more fun! :pinkiehappy:

Huh... Maybe I should stop clogging the comments and check out that thread you started.

Ooooh, I can't decide
Whether you should live or die
Oh, you'll probably go to heaven
Please don't hang your head and cry
No wonder why
My heart feels dead inside
It's cold and hard and petrified
Lock the doors and close the blinds
We're going for a ride! :raritywink:

So I'm going to regret this in a few years and end up an old woman trapped in a cage? No lie; my face-to-face friends call me Doctor.

Also, I was tempted to link 'Lemonworld' by The National but it's a bit of a downer...

And I'm sure you did lots of useful stuff there!

I'm like the Harold Saxon of the lemon world.

Hahaha! See? This is why I voted Lemon for Prime Minister in the other OC group. That was probably the most useful thing I've done as admin there.

And on that cue,

Hey there, Weatherstorm! Wow, I'd forgotten about this group. I hate to admit it, but it's hard to stay interested in a group with no banter.

Never written a good OC in my life. Why am I here, you ask? I heard there was free food.

Well, well. Fancy meeting you here.

Hmm, no reply... That can't be a good sign.:twilightoops:

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