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Do you get annoyed when people compare your OCs to other characters? 

38%
1,915 deviants said Yes :iconimseriousplz:
35%
1,779 deviants said Sometimes, if every second comment is how they look or remind them of someone else
22%
1,106 deviants said I don't really care? :shrug:
5%
255 deviants said No ^___^

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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
It bugs me because I work hard to make my OCs as unique and different from other people's characters as I can, and then someone comes around and says "She looks like __" or "That personality is like __ from ___"
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RON-Unit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
"It's not that person though, it's MY character! /sobflee"

"BUT IT REALLY DOES."

"BUT IT'S NOT!"
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Italia-Chan1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
why would this bother you?
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Black-Richa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I haven't had that happen, and I kinda admit when I borrowed a piece of another character :nod: but if someone compared them to a character that I didn't borrow a bit of I would annoyed :shakefist:
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Lyra531 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i havent had this problem yet :)
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Aithran Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends. There are a lot of nearsighted idiots in this world. Might as well learn to tolerate it lol.
I usually don't mind that much at all. BUT when I draw a random generic cat and they say it looks like pikachu, I feel like shoving my pencil in their eye sockets.
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RinaIzumo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not particularly sure on this one. But after one sees something, that is at least somewhat similar, he or she should also go through the differences. That's how i see it :D

Besides, all people have one head, two arms and two legs. God must sue us for stealing his idea, mustn't he? XDDDD
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8thmessenger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm too shy to show off my ocs to offten and so far I haven't gotten comments like that, because usually its design and not so much as well as personality for them to compare.
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xXAnaCaroXx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what's a OC's?? ._.
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alexmuffins Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist
OCs are your Original Charaters :D
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xXAnaCaroXx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Aeromotion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I havenīt OCs :iconforeveraloneplz:
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REDkaylafriend Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
i dont really care cause i based them off of people lols
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BlueKnightMar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I'm not an artist, but I learned to never comment an OC picture saying something like that.
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
depends on how it's gone about....I know very well that some of my characters look like others, it's going to happen...One of my characters Ryang looked like Sasuke from Naruto, I know it...Thing is that he was created before I had seen Naruto....

Either way it depends on how the person says it...if it's rude and blatant then yes...if it's said in passing then no.
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got other more IMPORTANT things to worry about anyways....>_>...like holding down a full time job to pay my mortgage.
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vonnie-seiyuki-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I suppose it could be annoying but there are no original characters and if my characters looks like another character chances are I based it on them, or had that other character in mind when I created them. I just hope the creative process can lead me down a different road eventually.
However, what is annoying is when people claim 'you stole that character!' because its usually somebody I've never even heard of.
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BrujaBear Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
every oc with spiky hair will always look like ichigo to someone else....
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Zaamber Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student
My mom keeps telling me when I draw my OC:s that they look like me -__-
It kinda pisses me off, because they DON'T! -3-
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JackLightningRipper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sometimes it can be annoying if you favour a clothing, accessory etc at that time, so practice drawing it, and all you get is "Ahh, that's the sleeves from Yuna in FFX". I have given up telling people that she is not the only one who wears those, and they are practical and beautiful items of clothing, so popular ^_^''''
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yufumi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes ;n; And even if it's just a small thing... Like hair color...or a piece of clothing ._.
I don't understand OTL
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DouglasNereus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
yes but doesn't happen that much
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Vows2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont mind, just means someone thinks alike! x)))
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Hollow-Crono Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
only a select few know of my 2 OCs. and they have not compared...so idk...but i can see how it would be upsetting to some
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PentoPaper86 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Writer
The other day one of my friends told me my character looked like Gary Oak from Pokemon and I don't know quite why but it REALLY pissed me off.......
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ISolitude Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Yes, but I will NEVER ADMIT IT.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I do find dissapointing when story, or drawing becomes similar like mine.

But then again, I just have to keep telling my self that I shouldn't care too much about originality, since stories are about the same idea, just told masterly in a slightly different point of view that the majority doesn't expect. Most in fact all of my character are inspired in someway that you could find in real life.

I like my characters the way they are, and especially how I develop a story for each of them even if there is already a story somwhere out there, already simular.
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Yani-inay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
person: "Omg that's sailor moon"
ME: -____-
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BetahimeTsukiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
No one's immune to the dreaded OC identifiers. They think everybody is ripping off of other anime/fandoms/whatever.
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roika-elfili Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well, if somebody says an OC of mine looks sorta like this character or that, i won't mind that much. our brain functions by taking in external information and subliminally incorporating it into our activities. maybe i was subconsciously inspired by this character or that, and that's why s/he looks like another more popular character. :D

there IS a limit to how much i can take, though. xD
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KyoDdary Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I don't get it too often, but I have a friend who would sometimes compare her own OCs to mine. Which is odd, considering that sounds like she created hers before mine, which is not really true in the slightest.
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KyoDdary Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I don't get it too often, but I have a friend who would sometimes compare her own OCs to mine. Which is odd, considering that sounds like she created hers before mine, which is not really true in the slightest.
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Chibi-chan88 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well, honestly I've never had that problem... but I can't imagine it would bother me very much. Now if someone accused me of copying or stealing a character design, that would bother me. Or maybe if people said it all the time...
But just saying my character reminds someone of someone else, or pointing out similarities... nah.
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Saerif Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't had that problem as of yet...
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Luxaji Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
With all the characters that have been created it's reallt hard to have an OC that looks completely original. A happy spiky haired guy will always be similar to and remind someone of sora and a depressed on will remind them of cloud/roxas or L >.> You can't help it...Though it is annoying if people mention it in every. Single. Comment D:
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I donīt really know why people get annoyed with comparisons 0.o
You can be annoyed MAYBE when they exagerate as Tajii-chan say: "Because they take one aspect of the character and instantly agree it looks like someone else just because they have the same hair/eye color -__-"

But usually if someone say you that your character looks like another you can say "well, thatīs your point of view ^^", or maybe give thanks if compared with a cool character or one you like...

You need to know that there are millions of people in the word, that live differente lives, see differents things, think different too... so when they look at your character they could remember things they already saw, like other pre-existing characters.
And maybe by this comparison you could learn that maybe you need to change your character a little, because maybe some people will see it like you created it being really influenced (but influence is not bad at all. All people get influenced by other people or things, even if they didnīt know...I mean, subconcious).
You need to know also that if you want your character to be "unique" and "famous", you need to take a look at those comparison because they could be "a warning" that your character will not shine or STAND OUT of the rest... (even if you like your character as it is...).
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Evgeny-Illustrious9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I compare my own OCs to anime characters so I make sure I didn't rip them off on accident. Happens sometimes, ya know? :shrug:
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VargasChild Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely. Not in the first stages of development-when they do look like the characters I base them off of, but after you develop them. :iconwhywouldffffplz:
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Helija Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   General Artist
actually no one ever did this to me before ;o
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4-CtY Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
All the time, I don't share them on dA anymore, because of this. I would have them be compared to sleepy hollow, sebastein, and random mangas I've never heard of. My characters look NOTHING like them though. complete bs that people say I'm just copying. So only my space art is up now...
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Peach-Momoko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only if the style is similar, but i don't like it when it's an accusation
other than that it doesn't bother me :)
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Sorcerer-twins Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I get bothered cause people will sometimes say something like "he/looks like he/she, you stealing copycat!"

I created more then half of my OC's before I was even into watching cartoons! I wouldn't have known!
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HeliosCaeli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, sometimes yes, it IS annoying... Because you've put a great effort into making a character, it is bothering when they tell you that he/she resembles someone that already exists... Of course, it depends what will they say and how will they do it... Anyway, personally it bothers me most of the times when something like this happens...
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silenceisunheardof Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
YES. It's annoying :/ I have a friend who said my OC, Vix looks like a punk-rock Axel. DL;FSDLFSDFGJLK HE DOESN'T. Vix has a mohawk, that spikes all the way around his head while Axel's hair spikes back.
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Envy-555 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, not so much other characters, but when people compare MY OCs to THEIR OCs, it gets on my nerves. :shrug:
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MISAMISA2NDKIRA Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it only annoys me when people are like "your oc looks like someone from vampire knight!" and I'm like "uh...its an oc from vampire knight...-facepalm-"
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unigirl-cloudghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I only have one character people do that with... he's an elf, and EVERYONE seems to think he looks like Link from LoZ... which is my favorite game series, yes, but my Character acme before my love of video games, and they don't look anything alike aside from the ears and eyes, and a tiny bit the clothing/gear(because my elves tend to wear a generic-looking tunic/boots when they travel in the forest... which makes total sense, considering the forest can be fairly dangerous)
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Yukiro-Fayt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Only once has it annoyed me so far, and thats my OC's Yukiro Fayt and Aeron Daisuki... me and my friend made them about 10 years ago for our roleplays and she told me to make a story with them; I commissioned someone to draw them and even though in their status it CLEARLY states they're MY OC's people STILL said they were/looked like characters from Twilight. Which makes it so much worse and my characters are NOT Mary-sue/Gary-stu's AT all. DX Or at least they've more attatude than normal kinds. XP
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PplGoOwWhenTheyDie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that only happened to me twice but i was glad they compared them to those people so i didnt really care but i would get annoyed if i didnt like the characters
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Tatsumoto Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
HA! I barely get viewers, even then they say that he/she looks very cool and their design is amazing. So I guess I don't really care =I
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