|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||fan character, FC|
|Related:||Original Character, Fanon|
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A 'fanon character is one made by fans for their fanworks. They are distinguished from "original characters," who may or may not be fandom-related. In recent years, some fandoms have begun using the two synonymously and "fanon characters" terminology has fallen out of use.
Fankids are a common form of fan character.