Here you can find more information concerning things in-character or character-related things such as groups, NPCs, banned characters, powers, and other concerns!
The idea is to choose the group that describes your character the MOST.
Different Versions of Characters
There will only be one version Peter Parker/Spider Man allowed. Other characters who are based on the same character but are completely different 'characters' (for example an Original Disney character and the Once Upon a Time version) will likely allow both.
We do allow the main characters as well, as long as they have a basic personality and can be given a canon name.
This is a case-by-case basis. Default names and images if they have one, or use artwork if you have the option of choosing gender. We also ask that you stick to their main story and personality. Some do have some default personality traits. Such as Hawke from Dragonage.
Playing non-human characters?
We allow some of these. We don't allow gijinkas. There are often those non human characters that do not fit well into our environment. Characters from Lion King, MLP, Transformers, Cars, and other non-human characters would be difficult to blend into our world. For many this will be very case-by-case on which we allow.
Your character has to be from a series with a set universe and canon. For example Tom & Jerry wouldn't work. Or a series created to crude or overbearing such as South Park and Family Guy. Documentary or real life people (though characters based on them is fine). Vague background NPC. Strictly 'entity' characters, parodies, purely comedic series, and porn-based are also on this list.
Banned Cont. Case-by-case Characters
Every character on the site goes through the same approval process, applications and character choices are reviewed by more than one if not all of the staff. We will be as unbiased as possible but when allowing character choices onto the site. Characters we, as a whole , agree as being difficult to socialize, interact with, take seriously to some degree, or will likely make other people uncomfortable, will not be allowed.
Canon character NPCs?
The need to NPC another canon character from the same series is rare and we want to keep it need-only. Examples of characters with expected NPCs are those who cannot live or communicate without the other, share bodies, or is considered more of a pet. IE. Ash would have his pokemon and Pikachu, Link would have his companion. Soul Eater and Noragami characters are expected to be played individually because they can usually function apart.
This is up to the Rper of that character, while most people brought here are imbued with the ability to understand each other. However there we'll allow it if you want your character to be unable to perfectly understand or speak Avalonian (or english basically).
How does one character perceive another?
Each character simply sees the other as they would in their own world. People from a TV series with real life actors would simply look at an anime character as a really good cosplayer for example. Varying animated styles would simply see them as one of their own in return.
Full and Taken Names?
Use your characters full name when registering. In cases of taken names try to give them a 'last name' if the other is taken. If needed a character could be called Bob 'of [Kingdomname]' or maybe use some kind of short nickname as their surname.
Order of Japanese Names?
Its preferred you use these correctly. While this wont be forced, you're going to end up sort of being the odd one out and probably have to explain what is what to people. Japanese tradition puts Last/Family names 'first' and then given/first names last. Of course this is geared more toward characters who are actually Japanese. Not all characters, just because they are of Japanese creation would follow this rule. Why? Mostly because it feels historically and canonly accurate.
Years in Avalon? Ageing?
We will allow most people to choose how long they have been in Avalon. Though this also means ageing up a character, Avalon more or less runs real-world time. In most cases this will vary from character to character and case-by-case. Human characters we typically wouldn't allow any more than two-three years. Non human characters who don't change and age may be considered differently and allowed to have been here longer.
The use of NPCs?
Yes you are allowed to NPC random people around the city.
We're not too strict on characters powers and wont typically ask you to remove any. We ask in the application that you try to explain and balance out your powers and weaknesses. This can be something as simple as 'using X skill/magic tires them out' or you can give cooldown/warmup times if you like. For characters with greater or world altering or obliterating powers we do ask you weaken them considerably to allow for fair play. For plot value it is very likely who or whatever has brought characters to this world has weakened some of these abilities too. Other abilities such as mind control or any form of manipulation can remain (if you want) however these types of abilities can only be used with the agreement of the fellow Rper. Just keep in mind here every character can die, try to weaken some of the more extreme abilities or add weaknesses (even if head-canoned).
Typically we allow you to chose any canon point. Any characters taken from their intros or first episodes are most likely to be turned down because lack of development. Characters who have very in-dept detailed pasts, or prequel games, movies, novels, etc will likely be allowed. But in cases were little more is known of the events where you take them it is unlikely and difficult to tell if they are in character at all.