posted by MephilesTheDark
Every canon character was once an OC. OC x OC pairings are fine, aren't they? So what's the big deal over OC x Canon pairings? Yes, sometimes they can be annoying, especially in this fandom... But that doesn't make them wrong.
If a person pairs their Sonic FC with Tails, then so what?
If a person pairs their Prototype FC with Alex, then what's the big deal?
If a person pairs their Mass Effect FC with Legion, then why are you guys ranting on about it?
They don't love that person in the show/movie/game/comic/book!
That's not CANON!
It's a Mary-Sue!
They're not your characters; it just shouldn't be done!
Yeah, okay then. They don't like that person in the show, huh? That's funny. You're constantly going on about how you love *insert celebrity crush's name here* and you know, I've never heard them sing a song about you! THAT MEANS YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A CRUSH YOU DIRTY ROTTEN GOOD FOR NOTHING SON OF A BITCH!
It's not CANON? Are you kidding me? You didn't seem too worried about canon when you were off shipping Sonadow or Tailamy or whatever the fuck it is you ship. And don't you dare use that 'troo luv' shit with me if you support Sonamy; Sonally is the ONLY canon Sonic pairing so yeah, if you ship Sonamy and you hate OC/Canon pairings because they're not canon you're just as bad as the OC/canon people.
Which... Actually isn't all that bad, but you're the one being an asshole to them so knock that shit off.
Really? Any OC/canon pairing INSTANTLY makes the OC a Stu? Well when did this happen!? Does that mean Sonic and Sally can NEVER get married just because two different people probably came up with them!?
In all fairness, a Stu is a Stu, and while some Stus are paired with a canon character, that isn't the one ultimate Stu trait.
And if they're not your characters, then why are you still forcing your OC on your best friend's OC or your idol's OC? THEY NOT YOURS EITHER.
In conclusion, if an OC twists the canon character way out of their usual antics (Suddenly NOT DRUNK Tony Stark! Suddenly HAPPY Shadow! Suddenly not an emo Batman!) then yeah, that's annoying and bad and usually a Mary-Sue. But not ALL OC/canon pairings are like that, and it seems to me that people forget this.
I will never hate OC/canon pairings, I promise you that. They can be tricky to get right, but it can be done.
I just needed to get this out. :I I can write opinions better than this I promise.