An original character, or "OC", is a fictional person or creature created by someone not affiliated with a company.
Such a character can exist as an image or in text; and be part of an original story, comic, novel, video game, or an animated series, but also be an addition to existing media, which would then qualify it as a fancharacter.
Characters are the main focus of this Wiki, though original series and concepts in general are accepted as well.
Worried your character is touching a grey area, and need more details on what is accepted in our archive? Then take a look at the following examples: