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An "original character" created by the author, they may be a totally made up character or based on a living person. OC's are a creative way of expanding a fandom bringing their writer's own personal touch on a fandom. OC's give a reader a little insight into someone's imagination and can be amazing #StandUpForOCs
"Have you role played with this OC? They're amazing and so creative!
by StandUpForOCs January 25, 2016
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Open Crib. someone's house that the parents aren't home for a party or something like it.
ayy Justin's got a OC Friday, lets go!!

status: my moms outta town this weekend #OC
by taylordevan March 06, 2014
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Stands for "original character." A character created by a fanfic author or roleplayer. Said created character does not belong to the canon cast but is inserted anyway for entertainment.

Many OCs appear as long-lost family members, past lovers, or exchange students. These background stories provide alibis for the sudden appearance and previous absences of the OC.

OC may also stand for "other character," in this case representing an extremely minor character, introduced or mentioned but not extremely active in an original series.
I was reading a person's fanfic the other day. It was centric of their OC, but the original character they made up was pretty cool, so I didn't mind.

Ayame is an "other character" from Naruto.
by Madoka July 10, 2008
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original character, one creature you make on your own and give information about as to use for roleplay
fan: hey i just made a new oc!!
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if you create jokes or memes on teh interwebs and thought of it all by yourelf, you created oc
ITT: we only pots OC!

Here's my OC ! what do you think of it?

You call that OC? i saw this pic weeks ago on reddit!
by pogoagogo April 27, 2013
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"Original Character"

Any character created by an individual that is original.
"Who is this person in your drawing?"
"That's my OC."
by OCer August 05, 2012
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