Of all the possible examples, you pick the one that's actually canon? Lol.
Pff, I just used the first thing that came to mind. I imagine the guard's bat wings (I think the ones from Luna Eclipsed?) were just costume-stuff, not actual bat wings on pegasus.
Originally Posted by solazz
I think this is what turned me off most about making an OC. It seems there are so few good ones in the sea of horrible ones, that if I were to make one of my own it would be immediately shunned, no matter how "tame" I made it. Which leads to making it way too tame and just being a really boring character.
Mine's not all that interesting, either, but hey, that's why I constantly crossover stuff from my headcanon.
Most are, which is why they're so often shunned. People give them crazy stuff like bat wings or something because they want to be special or stand out. There are a fair amount which are pretty tame, though--those are the 'good' OCs.
Trying to create a snowflake character is pointless. It all ends up in a pile on the side of the road with mud mixxed in it anyways.