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Create characters, cartoons and anime profile photos with our simple to use anime oc maker– it’s 100% free and no sign up required. 

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OC stands for Original Character. OC is an internet slang initialism referring to a minor character in an existing canon whose role is being expanded by a fanfiction writer or a completely new character who exists in the reality of a published canon.
You should start with a concept, personality, or backstory, and make your character’s appearance based on that. Don’t try and rush the creative process! If you can’t decide on something, give it time. Not all OCs were made in a day – in fact, redesigning and adding new features on is part of having an OC!

1. Navigate to “Discord Nitro”

To get an animated profile picture on Discord, you need to get Nitro.

  1. Firstly, open the desktop version of Discord and log in to your account.
  2. Once you’re on Discord, you need to go to your user settings.

  3. Click on the gear icon next to your profile picture.
  4. After you’ve clicked on the gear icon, you’ll land on your user settings. On the left sidebar, you’ll see multiple options.

2. Get Discord Nitro

  1. Click on “Discord Nitro” to go to the Discord Nitro page. If you don’t have Discord Nitro, you need to click on “Subscribe”. select a plan.
  2. After you’ve subscribed to Nitro, you’ll be able to set an animated pfp (profile picture) on Discord! But first, you need to download a GIF.

3. Go to tenor and save a GIF that you like

  1. Tenor is highly recommended because it’s the default GIF search engine on Discord.

  2. Once you’re on Tenor, search for a GIF that you want to use as your Discord profile picture. 

  3. Right-click it and click on “Save image as…” on your computer.

4. Change your avatar

  1. Firstly, go to your user settings on Discord.
  2. Click on “User Profile” to go to your user profile.
  3. Firstly, click on “Change Avatar” to change your profile picture.

  4. Now, you need to find the GIF that you’ve saved and select it.then click on “Open” to select it.

5. Resize the GIF

After you’ve selected a GIF that you want to use as your Discord profile picture, you’ll land on the editing page.

Pick an archetype that works for your character, but add unique traits that make your character original. Describe your character’s physical appearance in a list or paragraph. Ask yourself how your character will look. Then, describe their basic physical features, how they typically dress, and how they move and stand.

Importantly, OC’s are a popular and safe way for kids to express themselves and interact with each other without exposing anything personal about themselves. A well-respected and culturally-accepted art form, they’re a form of social currency and a simple way to establish a unique style.
  1. Remember that your OC is in a story, not in a contest. Characters are narrative tools, not people. 
  2. Give the canon characters room to breathe and be themselves. 
  3. Don’t demonize the canon characters. …
  4. Make an effort to tell a new story. 
  5. Don’t rehash canon scenes or passages.