Do you ask yourself, “How good is my OC?” This quiz rates your original character based on personality, backstory, and design.
How Good Is Your Original Character?
Your OC’s quality depends on design, motive, and plot. In other words, your character is as good as the look, personality, and story allow it to be.
|Good OC||Bad OC|
|Has relatable struggles.||Is flawless.|
|Subverts the expectations.||Is predictable.|
|Has clear motives.||Lacks motivation.|
|Develops through the story.||Remains the same.|
|Overcomes obstacles.||Gives up against obstacles.|
OC is an abbreviation for the original character, a fictional personality created by a writer, artist, or fan.
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What to Consider When Rating Your OC?
Character design aside, there are four factors that determine how good an OC is: desire, need, weakness, and enemy.
An external motivation, “desire,” is what the character craves. But it’s not necessarily what they need to become a better person or overcome obstacles.
An internal motive, or need is what the character requires to develop and overcome the struggle(s).
Having no needs makes an OC flawless. And a flawless OC doesn’t develop.
A perfect OC is like a glass wall—there’s no way to climb and explore what’s beyond it. Weakness is what makes a character relatable while magnifying its struggles.
Your OC is as good as its enemy—the villain, ideology, or concept that it opposes. An enemy or antagonist is often the primary motive for the protagonist to go on a journey and develop into a better person.
What is the OC Quiz?
The original character quiz, otherwise known as the OC Quiz, is a set of 20 questions to rate your characters. It analyzes the design, personality, and story to determine how good your creation is.
Things that the OC Quiz reveals:
Is your character likable?
With the current test, you get to know whether the audience would enjoy your character.
Exposing the likability of your character is the quiz’s priority because most amateur OCs suffer from unlikability.
Character designers might make their designs so “original” that no reader/viewer can relate to them.
What would make it better?
You’re asking yourself, “How good is my OC?” But there are better questions to ask. For example, how can I better my OC? The quiz suggests some expert tips on that after analyzing your character.
What does your OC say about you?
Your creations carry pieces of you. That is why the OC Quiz offers a brief (but profound) personality breakdown. It reveals what type of person you are based on the character you’ve written or drawn.
What Is Your OC’s Rate on a Scale of 0 to 100?
The original character test grades your creations on a scale of zero to one hundred. The higher the score, the better the OC.
This is the only tool that would professionally rate fan-made characters.
All you need to do is respond to the following 20 questions. The results are instant, requiring no registration.
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How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- Question 1
Which descriptions fits your OC’s appearance?
Attractive or sexy.
Unusual or ugly.
My OC is a creature.
My OC is a normal human.
- Question 2
What has inspired you to create this character?
Anime, animation, or video games.
Sci-fi films, novels, or comics.
Real life events.
- Question 3
Which is closer to your OC’s main conflict?
My OC has no story. (It’s just a visual design).
An immense battle with a powerful villain.
A love story or relationship conflicts.
A search for meaning or a philosophical conflict.
- Question 4
How would you describe your character’s abilities or skills?
My OC has superpowers.
It has unique skills that most people don’t.
My OC acquires unique skills through practice or hard work.
My OC is an average person with no supernatural abilities.
- Question 5
What kind of backstory does your OC have?
It doesn’t have a backstory.
Mysterious, complicated, or strange.
Dramatic, comical, or scary.
Tragic or dark.
- Question 6
What is your OC’s motive?
Killing the villain or saving the world.
Love, sex, or money.
Revenge, adventure, or solving a mystery.
Becoming a better person or discovering oneself.
- Question 7
What is your character’s “need?” What would make them a better person?
A unique ability or tool.
Falling in love or bettering their relationship.
Companionship or a sidekick.
- Question 8
What kind of obstacles does your OC face?
Powerful villains and bad guys.
Cheating, lies, and trust issues.
Loss, war, murder, or poverty.
Most of the above.
- Question 9
What is the most unpredictable aspect of your original character?
Appearance or capabilities.
Relationships or affairs.
Motives, thoughts, or actions.
- Question 10
How detailed is your OC’s description?
It has no details at all.
It covers most details about my OC’s personality.
It elaborates on the necessary details affecting the story.
- Question 11
How long does it take for the audience to understand your OC’s motivation?
They never do. (Or my OC has no motivations).
They learn it towards the end of the story.
They learn it after a few chapters.
They learn the motives right away.
- Question 12
What defines or influences your character’s actions?
Physical factors (powers, skills, etc.)
Needs, wants, and desires.
Personal life experiences.
- Question 13
How influential is your OC’s backstory?
My OC has no backstory.
It doesn’t affect the story that much.
It affects my OC’s love life or friendships.
My OC’s backstory is the backbone of the story.
- Question 14
What kind of character is your OC?
Secondary or minor character.
Villain or antagonist.
- Question 15
How would you describe your character’s enemy?
My OC has no enemies.
Vicious, ruthless, and inhuman.
Complicated, mysterious, and smart.
Relatable and motivated by believable goals.
- Question 16
Which one has been your priority for creating an OC?
Look and design.
Love life, relationships, and friendships.
Existential crisis or philosophical struggles.
Desires, motives, and conflicts.
- Question 17
What defines your OC? What clarifies their uniqueness?
Armor, custom, or abilities.
Thoughts and way of speech.
Decisions and actions.
- Question 18
How does your OC change throughout the story?
It doesn’t change at all.
It goes through minor changes.
It becomes a better person.
It learns something profound about life.
- Question 19
Do you know what type of audience would relate to your OC?
I guess most people would love my OC.
No, not really.
People like me would love it.
Yes, I’ve done some research on my audience.
- Question 20
Final question: which concept affects your OC’s personality the most?