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Hey guys

During my time off while my computer was being fixed, I had the opportunity to  read a many fan comic and a few fanfics as well. And well, there are some things that just ANNOY my about people making DB OC's. Things that completely ruin the fancomic/fics acceptability to the DB Universe. So, I decided to create a couple no-break rules for creating a DB OC.

1) Pure- Blooded Saiyans ALWAYS have black eyes and black hair. Akira Toriyama stated in the Early Androids Saga and the Cell Saga, from Vegeta himself, that 1- All Saiyans have black hair, and 2- pure saiyan's hair doesn't grow. Any hair colors you've seen in the anime do not apply, as the anime repeatedly contradicts the original manga.

2) Regular japanese, english, etc etc etc names DO NOT APPLY to DB OC's. All Dragon Ball characters are named after a pun of some sort. Below is a list of currently used puns from Toriyama's original manga:
Pure Blooded Saiyans - Vegetables
Ginyu Force - Dairy products
Race of Hera - impure qualities (arrogance, vanity, cruelty, brutality, etc)
Makyan (Garlic Jr.'s race) - Spices
Nameks - Slugs
Icejins - things that are cold
Freeza soldiers - fruits
King Piccolo's sons - musical instruments
Briefs family - underwear
Videl's friends - school utensils
Majins/ Babiddi's minions/ race - things that are magical

Following this guide, names like these SHOULD NEVER appear in a DB fan work: Shawn, Jake, Danielle, Michael, John, Stephanie, or any other name you would commonly hear. And, while they may sound cool, unless the character is based off of a god, japanese god names or mystical creature names (ryujin, Enma, Kaio, Tsukuyomi, etc) should not be used unless the character is, in fact, based on that god or creature. If your character fits into one of the above catagories, they should follow the appropriate pun.

3) The Dragon Ball World does not have common cities that we see in the real world (France, England, Japan, etc). DB Absalon was guilty of this. Visit the Dragon Ball Wiki for names of appropriate DB based cities and planets for your character to come from (West City, East City, North City, South City, etc etc).

These are 3 NO BREAK RULES when creating a DB OC. Please use them.

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TempestVortex Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey dude, a question. What about purple eyes? Fasha/Celipa had those, so are they acceptable?
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
The anime is almost never a good basis for colors because Toei animation always went willy nilly with Saiyan hair/eyes/ By the manga, all pure blooded saiyans have black hair and dark eyes
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JerrithDraco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, you're right, imma work with these guidelines. I'm glad someone else noticed DB Absalon's slip up, it was driving me nuts.
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Moffett1990 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your are 100% correct :D have you checked out DBSQ by any chance ? [link]
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Hmm, very interesting. thank you for this :)
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Elyas11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I don't like to copy Akira Toriyama's style because even though I have much respect for him for creating my youth and making me who I am since I first saw DBZ about 14 years ago, I am also an artist of myself. I do follow these rules since long but I think I would once every now and then break those rules.

Copying another great and respected artist in my eyes is not entirely paying respect to his original work. That is at least how I see it.
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Unoga-The-Unknown Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would Beast be an Exception,He had a defective gene giving him blue fur,Blue fur,And two tails...
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this. Thanks allot.

Many years back I came to perform the break of the hair rule on multiple occasions. I can currently recall two of these occasions, though I think in one I did have an explanation of the fruits on the planet. And then, even in 2009 or so I did it again with a character of mine that has some strange popularity even I can't explain :I;;;

But yeah, I totally understand where you're coming from with that.

I always get weirded out when people give human characters names like "Mary" or "Lucas", etc. Or name actual places in our world as locations for the DB universe. That's really upsetting.
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SSJGarfield Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I have to admit to have broken the first and third rule at several occasions since some of my full-blooded Saiyan OC's do have other hair-colors other then Black

- Purple (Jagaimo, Ocha and Dapin)
- Pink (Roomush)
- Red (Kartoffa and Pinsrap)
- Green (Gemüshia and her parents)
- Brown (Cucomba)

But when I come up with full blooded Saiyan OC's I do come up with names based on vegetables or at least some eatable plant

Jagaimo (Japanese word for Potato)
Ocha (Tea)
Dapin (Pinda, Dutch word for peanut)
Roomush (Mushroom...I know not exactly a vegetable)
Kartoffa (German word for Potato)
Pinsrap (Parsnip)
Gemüshia (Based on "Gemüse", German word for vegetable)
Cucomba (Cucumber)

The points that I have broken the third rule is that I have Jagaimo live in California and Gemüshia and her parents living in Münich, Germany ^__^;;
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SuperShadiw1010 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool but yeah I think out of the names you gave for Synder I think "Radizzio (Radicchio)" Is best for him thanks so much for that name
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Acelious Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL If you know of my OC Dusan, he is pure blooded saiyan, but he was born on Earth so his parents who hated the saiyan way of life, named him differently, HOWEVER I kept their names as puns, like Cado, and Appracotti.
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Acelious Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know of a site where good pun names?
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
no i dont. unfortunately, that's the hard part
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Acelious Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahaha indeed it is XD
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Unoga-The-Unknown Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What I do is I just look up vegetable and other things like that names on Google and then I make a pun out of it myself :) Maybe that can help you?
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silverhedgehog2009 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
am sorry but i dont agree with this when some make oc charater they can name it what they want make them look how ever they want it there charater airka his no say over what ohter fans wnat to name there charaters or have

them look look dbm theny dont name there own mad eup female saiyan after pun or vegtbvale i know they wood not be happy to here this lto fnas worke har don what we make we right to name are charaters what we ant we dont have go by arika rules arika said fans name there charaters wha thtrey wnat he siad so years ago

sorry but i cant argee with this

some one mber meber fireza rac name chirled way befor chilled exsited yet the maker took that user charater name so if she do that other fans can us the some name as ohter charaters look at toyber maker fi dbaf airka lot him self hsi wrok to fans airka dos not care airka dont care what we do we name charater we want sorry but i canr argee wtih this at all
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Im not saying Akira does, but in order for it to be a plausible character and not some willy nilly character, it needs to fit apporopriatly in to the universe. There's a lot of leg room even in these 3 rules.

DBM didn't have their own made up female saiyans, and the saiyan OCs that did appear were named after Vegetables. The Super Namek is fit into the pun, and all those techno guys have names derived from technology. All puns.

The thing with Chilled and Freeza's race in general is that there are only so many names, so no doubt other people will name their characters the same thing (I mean seriously, do you think I'm the only person who has come up with Frost or Android 22?). Toybe's only current OC (Xicor/Zaiko) has a pun fit into it. I read it before, but I just can't remember what it is at the moment. It doesn't matter that Akira doesn't care. Besides, this is just MY opinion on what you should do if you make a DB OC that is suppossed to truly fit properly into the universe instead of being any other gary stu mary sue creation that pop up everywhere.

If you want it to fit properly, if you want it be taken (semi)seriously, you need to follow the rules. Otherwise, it becomes like the multitude of fan characters who don't fit that people force into the universe due to, quite frankly, laziness because they don't want to match the established rules and canon. Sorry to say, but thats just how it is.
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silverhedgehog2009 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
yes they do read the bardock sepacl in dbm the femlae with long that with bardock she there oc she saiyan she not formd bz will the new dbz moive is not follwoing the rules old kai siad when gohan becoem mysric he cant ever go ssj agian yet he going ssj in the new movie witch arika canformd si cnaon thare broeking the ruels is nto will the saw dbz show barcock movie many time si never saw the womon who with bardock every one on dbm say that siger oc she female
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
the anime is excempt because they constantly contradict the original manga. I'm talking plain joes like you and me
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silverhedgehog2009 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
what about dbz movie plan to edacata the saiyans
i dont rember any pen or foods that have to with d raichi hathcyack or dr raihci man like sukd abree grue o and what about buu cell there not pen names or food
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hatchiyack is derived from the name of a cultivar of persimmon called the "hachiya", popular in Japan, which fits the Tuffle pun. Cell was originally an android (android 21) but renamed Cell because that's what he's made of.

Buu's name, along with Bibidi and Babidi's names are puns/references to the magic words the fairy god mother uses in the 1950 film Cinderella, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." In Japanese, Majin Buu is roughly translated to mean chief magical being.
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silverhedgehog2009 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
what about baby ridlo the sgamforce canon form gt? and what about the fusion if abo kado called aka and what about dr raichi

and dr raichi hansman skud abree gure
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Rilldo and the sigma force are all named after construction hardware. Rilldo is a pun/play on the word "drill". The members of the Sigma Force are all named after parts like rivet, vice, and watt.

Dr, Raichi/Lychee's name come from a fruit derivitive in japan (All Tuffles are named from fruits).

Abo and Cado and Aka are plays on Avocado.

Gure is a play on the japanese word for "grape"

Dolltaki and Luud were based on the word "Doll"

Ledgic is a pun on the word "credit" as planet Imeckia revolves around money
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Nassif9000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
gohan's "mystic" form isn't even a transformation, the elder Kai revealed that it required lots of concentration of gohan's inner powers to be released, and also counting the super saiyan forms he achieved, so his inner power is concentrated all into the purpose of charging like he was going ssj and belling he can get this power, if you see at one point, gohan stands up and gets angry during the concentration, his eyes are green, but his hair doesn't go blonde, that's why it's not a form, rather the concentration of all his energy into his normal form, that the ssj form is rendered useless, and by time, this energy concentration fades away, and he needs his super saiyan form to get to his maximum potential :)
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pearda and Tangerion are different types of Full blooded saiyan they have completly different decendents so their exucsed for the hair and eye color. Their names is off tho, but all my other o.c's is cool. Do you think it's wrong to give a full blooded saiyan a name pun from any other thing beside Vegetables?
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I do. I'm a purist when it comes to this stuff. I've even had to do a lot of research to make sure Masuran's name could fit the vegetable pun, even if its a loose allusion (Rigor is Gourd, Masuran is Maize). Son Goku was a bit of an exception because he was based after Son Wukong the Monkey King, but eventually it became what it is. IMO, pure blooded Saiyan MUST all be named after vegetables. Otherwise, they simply do not fit the universe.
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay, thanks for the advice. If a full blooded Saiyan mated with a human and the full blooded Saiyan named the child do you think it should still be Pun off a vegetable or you can create a Pun thingy for Hybrid Saiyans that's named after a full blooded saiyan
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Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you on all of this (even if I did break the Saiyan's have black hair rule x3) and I'm grateful you said something. Since, ya know, you're awesome and people will actually listen to you.
There's one more thing that bugs me about DB OC's that I've seen waaaaaaaaay too many people do, even I used to do it when I was younger, but it drives me completely bananas when people have their OC's as like Goku's lover, or 18's husband, or related to any of the canon characters in anyway possible >< Well I guess it can be excused if they're like descendents of a character. But it still bugs me.
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think the pairings like that is okay.
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Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They annoy me. But that's just my opinion.
To each their own ^^
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't really like when people mess with the Son family and the Brief family but other than that the mating's seem cool to me like 18 X Raditz.
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Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What bugs me the most is when people put their OCs with character's who have a husband or wife. Pairings with Raditz bug me also for the simple fact that Raditz was a killer. Yeah, Vegeta went from villian to hero, but I just can't see Raditz fighting along side his brother, or actually loving anyone. But that's just my personal opinion.
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Moffett1990 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You should check out my fan comic and see if you still feel that way about raditz even though the story behind it isnt revealed yet my main OC is the son of raditz [link]
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What about in a story with changed events
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Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's completely different. If someone can think of a good story as to how Raditz was turned hero, then yeah, it could happen. But the way I see it, Raditz was more or less just Vegeta's lap-dog. A wild animal he sent to take care of the things he didn't wanna do himself.
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Thrubardockeyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But I think it was Raditz idea to go for Goku, Vegeta didn't know he existed and Raditz remeberd his little so he went to go get him to make their roaster bigger.
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Unoga-The-Unknown Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like Raditz to to much but I can imagine like they hit him in his head and he forgot like one of the What ifs from the Tenkaichi games...But if he didn't hit his head and somehow became good I think it is possible considering Vegeta did and Vegeta was much much more ruthless...But pairings with the Son Family and Breif Family do irritate me :)
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Karma-cruzer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if he forgot who he was he wouldn't be Raditz anymore. It's like when Goku hit his head as a baby. Kakorot pretty much died and Son Goku was born.
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Unoga-The-Unknown Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but I beleive he could turn good...Cus all Saiyans have good in there tiny hearts somewhere :)
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Kenjiro0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is the name saiyzaru breaking the rules cause he's an oc of mine and i think i might be breaking it now
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
If its a Saiyan, yes. Thats just a pormanteau of saiyan and oozaru. Need to fit the pun
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Kenjiro0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks
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Slangh Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Artist
I take it you dislike DB Absalon too then? With references to real world locations, like Suriname, France, etc. I hate it when people do that too.
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like Absalon for what it is, but I do have gripes with it
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Mysterious-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I agree with most of this but I believe that non pure blood saiyans wouldn't have black hair if the other parent didnt have black hair. Although Saiyans named bob or every day names drive me insane lol
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's the only time a saiyan can have a hair color other than black. Trunks and Bra are good examples
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Mysterious-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Ok cool I read it wrong hehe I thought I said even partial saiyans had to have black hair lol guides like this is the reason I changed my oc Tago (pun for tomato) from [link] to

[link]
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SirSSJacob Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
sweet, but I have a OC named Razin but hes not a saiyan, so am I breaking the rules?
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Razin was the name of one of Turles' henchmen, so you are sorta breaking the rules
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SirSSJacob Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
but it was so perfect tho! :(
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