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Do you get emotional and attached over fictional characters you created? 

43%
780 deviants said Yes, they are part of my life ok? :'I
36%
644 deviants said Sometimes. I mean they are fictiaonl yes.. but still.
9%
163 deviants said No, never happened to me before.
8%
152 deviants said I am a fictional character that my real creator created.
4%
64 deviants said I have never created fictional characters before... people do that?

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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes...especially in the story I'm currently working on. The characters are based off me, my friends and family, and my sister who was stillborn. It's really quite emotional for me.
Judges gonna judge.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not yet.
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AlexisDragonStorm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I make a character, I usually dream that I am that character, and then I make a story about my dream. Its really weird lol
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hell, yes. :iconcryforeverplz:
There's a Pokémon story I'm writing at the moment and for once, I shall not upload it until I have fully completed it (since this will take ages, I'll probably crack and upload before then). But my main character, a Pokémon I may add since there are no humans in this, he's goes through a ton of crap. He doesn't deserve it but these things happen. But he will rise above it and be the Pokémon he was meant to be. :#1:
I'm so attached that Callisto has become my head-canon name for Oshawott in general; a name I gave in Black and Black 2...
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EternalFusion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Of course D; At least i now know its normal... >.<
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wolvesinvade Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh yes indeed. I know a lot of people just go out say hey this is cool' and just kind of force a character into existence. It's hard to explain to um... 'normal' people how a character creates themselves, how they have a secret past that you have to work out of them, how they can have different emotions. Fears, dreams, opinions. I think that going through all of that, or maybe it's just me, there's hardly any choice but to get attached to them in any way shape or form. However I personally have gotten to a point where I feel their emotions and have developed strange phobias because my characters are scared and if they were to get hurt, I literally feel their pain as well. I'm not entirely sure if that's normal or not but hey, it's my opinion.
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whitestarflower Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I have dreams about my fictional characters that I created.
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zzpopzz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My character represent my hope and dream so it a part of me, well most because I created it when I was 2
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Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the creator of the character didn't pour their heart and soul into the character, the character wouldn't have much ... character. So yes. :'D
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Peatchoune Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked the first choice but actually i myself have been created so...
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paninthedada Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
No...I actually like to torture them
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Erica-Roy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This poll reminded me of an argument between two of my friends and myself. It was about fictional characters.

My realistic friend was wondering about how people could possibly be attached to fictional characters when they aren't real. As my friend is a fanfic and creative writer and both of us are fangirls, we defended all fictional characters and burned her down with our passion and emotional attachment towards fictional characters.
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MicheruShinearo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very attached to my characters. I got offended and emotional when someone told me to stop working on the story I used them in. It's a fanstory but they are my children. I created them.
I also have this one character that I feel really bad towards because I'm going to put them through so much pain.
Then I plan on killing off one of my new ones that I adore and I'm really sad about it but I feel it has to be done. D:
But yes, very attached and emotional towards them.
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Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
More attached then emotional to be honest.
I need to be fangirling to REALLY get emotional with an OC evolved - and that's mostly because of the interaction with an existing Character.
When everything, Characters and surroundings, are created by myself, I get less emotional. Very attached, as they mean a lot for me, but less emotional. I know what will happen to them. I know what they need to go through. There's nothing that could hit me with surprise, or make me overly sad or "awww"-ing.
I just look at them too much as a creator, which is why I can't have talks with my characters like other writers can.
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Op7swimmer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As a writer, yes I do. I make damn sure when a character dies, I have trouble not crying. That's how you know you did well.
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RoninZylle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends. I've created over 130 RPG characters, and I've only gotten seriously attached to maybe...5. The others are great and all, but they're not as special to me as those few.
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marshchoco Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love all my 19 characters -u-
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:iconlady-mystiana:
Lady-Mystiana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I freely admit that they are voices in my head. It can be really irritating for my stories.
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GoreKat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't say emotionally attached, but I do have an attachment in the sense that it's something that I created and probably spent a lot of time on, so there is a sense of pride.
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Rokayo-art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most of my characters I have had for about fourteen to twenty years and my main character Rakurai has been with me since I first started drawing. He has gone though many changes in the way he looked to even his own name but his personality has remained the same.
One time I thought about how to go about the process of what would happen if I was to kill him off at the end of the series I am working on. Lets just say that I cannot keep my eyes dry when going about this.
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Sparkling-Autumn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think of them as my children :heart:
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes. I mean they are fictional yes.. but still.
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flcl1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
dungeons and dragons man. it will destroy your soul when you lose someone you have guided for years.
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:iconultrtruehyperdarkson:
i cry when ever my fav character dies in a anime so why not do the same for you characters :iconcryforeverplz:
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renardchaton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I feel bad but I do get attached to them. Hopefully whoever reads these stories will get attached as much as I do sometimes! I try not to because I feel like I'm overreacting and that'll just lead to an overreactive story.
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Dearuu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Call me crazy but... I cried when Mufasa died, so why wouldn't I for my own character? :iconmingplz: //just an example
It depends on how much sentimental value is attached to that character though. That and they'd have to be fleshed out really well. That's how I prefer some over others.
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Lu-1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I do get attached to them in some way, mostly because each of them have attributes to my own life. However, I don't get attached to a point I defend them or anything, they are just fictional characters, so I don't mind when someone makes fun of them or draws them incorrectly, its not a big deal to me. :)
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
My character are merely tools to do my bidding, :iconsmartyplz: I may get emotional when planning an emotional scene but it is not the characters that is causing that reaction.
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KirbySuperStar96 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My characters are my babies.
But I feel so awful for making some of them die/get severly injured/suffer in general in the story I'm writing (it has no title, derp)
They're not the best, but I LOVE my babies so much.
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TheonknownKLAW Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I find it hard to scrap a character I created... even they never appeared in the intended story I had for them.. its just.. THEY COMPLETE ME MAN! DX
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yup~ every design is based on my ry-kings~
therefore, there's always some form of attachment i have with it :)
does ry?~ does ry get emotional and attached to his oc's?~
those goddess's would be sad to hear no so~
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Golden-Flute Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was 14, I wrote a book. It was horribly written and not very interesting, but one of the characters fascinated me to no end. Since then, I've scrapped that book idea and all the other characters save for that one character and his sister. They've been placed into so many story ideas and then pulled out later, but I've finally found a story for them to call home. I'm 24 years old now. This character has been with me for ten years. That's amazing to think...
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Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
Created my MarySue OC when I was about... 14? as well.
I really shake my head about everything I made her do back then, but I still loved the concept and kept her around for my own amusement. I'll never write her stories down, since... honestly, she's so much a Mary Sue that I doubt anyone but me will enjoy her... XD
I'm 27 now. I still evolve the universe around her.
And I started to watch Doctor Who this year. Just to find out that there are TONS of parallels between her and the Doctor, that you could easily think I was inspired by a show I didn't knew it's existed 13 years ago...

Someday I'll draw her and her "sisters" with their families... I just need the time... XD

(tl;dr: I know exactly what you're talking about x3)
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Golden-Flute Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so amazing how close they can become to you, even if they're just in your head, isn't it?
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Writer
yeah, it is ^.^
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Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm on pretty much the same boat! Glad to know there are others that have done that. :)
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Golden-Flute Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really funny how precious they become to you, isn't it? I never do anything with his character, but I can't get rid of him either, 'cause he's special! ^^
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Asparticus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I usually abandon thwm once i create a better one lol
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The greatest thing to overcome today was trying to say the word 'fictiaonl.' Thanks Ry, I needed something to wake me up.
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InPBo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
yess especially every time, this last character was Charlie from Perks of being a Walflower
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SharinganAce Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have yet to get really emotional over my own characters, but that's probably just cuz I haven't made a lot of progress with their story yet.

I get very attached to fictional characters in general. (I've been known to go into a mini depression for a few days when a character I like in a book or game dies)
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Willow-San Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No really :<

I'm heartless
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verna-c Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yep. They're like ma children! <:'U

Though I do tend to put them through torturous situations, emotional turmoil and heartbreak...

All for a greater cause!


....


I'm a terrible person aren't I.
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Silversahde Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ha ha, nice to know I'm not the only one!
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I love almost all of my characters, a couple I can't stand but it makes them fun to write about.
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verna-c Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I was about to say the same thing! Gosh, aren't we cruel, ahah. I wonder why we do that?

That's the fun about it! And the bad thing is, they will grow on you even if you dislike them. :iconheplz:
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Sugar-Thief Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yes ;w;

I love my characters and I have never created one without meaning or a backstory~
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nadapenyet97 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
yeah xD if i they are a flower then i'm a bug
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cayiika Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"fictiaonl"? How can you even mess up a word that much? xD
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry I was drunk
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cayiika Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's okay. Deep in our hearts, we're all drunk. :)
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