Hey guys! I'm going to be talking about my two main Black Butler OCs that I have been developing for five long years. Yup, five long years! It's been going on in my mind for some time, so I thought I should take you guys in on how I develope my OC's and two fanfics I wrote about them.
First Time As A Young Teen:
As a sixteen year old high school student, I've been a huge Kuroshitsuji fan ever since my cousin mentioned to me about the anime series. So after watching the first and second season too many times, I decided to create my OC's like how everyone else did on the Internet.
I created Julia Michaelis first, because she was on my mind the entire time I've been thinking of some ideas to what my first OC be like. I thought I make her the daughter of my favourite cannon character from the anime series, Sebastian Michaelis. I pretty much see Sebastian as a papa bear to Ciel, even though his relationship with the boy is mostly a master and servant type. That's how Julia came to be. I know that in the Kuroshitsuji universe, it is unknown if demons like Sebastian can produce offsprings of their own, but because halfbreeds are in fact do exist, I made sure that Julia's mother is human.
After doing some research about halfbreeds, I created Julia to be one of the most powerful demon hybrids that are far more fearsome than demons. Basically her level of strength and skill comes from the main character of the Devil May Cry series, Dante. Dante is the son of the demon knight, Sparta, and a human mother named Eva.
At first I made Julia a human demon hybrid before she started living in the modern times with Sebastian, I ended up making her a half angel later on. Because her mother is human who passed away back in the nineteenth century, she is an angelic spirit. Julia's mother offered half of her angelic soul into Julia to save her life, after Carmella had tore Julia's heart out in my old fanfic I created a long time ago. I got rid of it though, because my form of writing sucks as hell, and there's a lot of errors that is too much and too overwhelming for me to fix.
Hunter Michaelis is my second Kuroshitsuji OC. After writing my old fanfic, I decided to add another OC, and Hunter had happened to be in the picture. I did had a lot of trouble creating her, because I honestly don't know what she should look like, or what should her purpose be in the Kuroshitsuji community. At first I wanted her to be born in the nineteenth century like Julia, but I decided that her backstory should be a little different. After about a year of deciding for Hunter's character development, I thought I should put her in the modern times of the late sixties.
Like Julia, I happened to make Hunter more powerful as a newborn demon, because I believe that newborns are much dangerous than both humans and other demons. Then there's the fact that I never made up my damn mind how old Hunter should be stuck in as a dead human. At first I wanted to her die at the age of seventeen, but I crossed that out and made her physically twenty two years old, because that fits her more. It's also unknown if demons like Sebastian can create other demons by using dead human bodies, but I can assume that he has his own ways of tainting a human soul.
Oh Crap! Mary Sue Alert!:
As I grew older, I think around 18 years of age, I looked back at my old fanfics and two of my OC's, I literally cringed and freaked out over at their overly failed Infos and what not. I used to roleplay back then, but not anymore. Looking back, I also realized that I made my OCs a complete Mary Sue! I'm just like "Holy shit! What have I done!?" Oh yeah, I really regret my younger teenage years ^^" I was a really dumb kid to, since I don't even know about Mary Sues back in my young teenage years. So after researching about Mary Sues, I literally started fixing Julia and Hunter like a complete madman.
As for their physical appearance? I didn't want to make them overly attractive, so I stick to the normal look of average women. No super curvey figure or having bigger busts or ass for that matter. I know it's weird how Julia looks with white bangs, but that is part of her character. I made her to have Mary Antionete Syndrome, like how Kaneki has in Tokyo Ghoul. That doesn't turn Julia's hair fully white at an instant though. The only reason why she has white bangs in the first place, is because Sebastian was able calm Julia down since she was overly stressed and overwhelmed with fright and anxiety. That's the condition of Mary Antionate Syndrome. If the person suffers through overwhelming traumatic experience or going through extreme stress, fear and anxiety, then their hair turns white. The syndrome's is named after the empress of France, Mary Antionatte.
I did make Hunter's hair bright red as poppy flowers, which gives her more fiery and tough look to her appearance. Hunter would mostly be portrayed by a female movie actress with natural looking fiery ginger red hair in real life though, since rich red colour from a cartoon style drawing and natural red hair in reality is obviously different. In real life, Hunter would be seen with natural looking fiery red ginger haired
Not only did I recreated two of my female OC's, I have to study the universe of Kuroshitsuji and the demonic origins more for the both of them. Since Julia is currently a Nephelem in my new fanfic, Never Surrender, I have to make sure that she still has human qualities in her. Even though I made her to be a demon angel hybrid, that doesn't make her perfect. I pretty much stick to the Kuroshitsuji universe for Julia, because as the daughter of Sebastian, she does possess his powers, along with his demonic side. However, she is not as strong as him, therefore she is still lacking strength and grace of a true mighty demon. The only reason for this, is because Julia is incredibly young. In the modern times, she is at least over a hundred years old, her powers did grow stronger a little bit over those long years of being immortal, but her ranking is still low. Julia will be old and powerful as Sebastian one day, but not to the point where she actually surpasses him. She does develope a split personality disorder as a child, but that doesn't make her any special. There is a reason behind it, and that involves symbolism behind Julia's personality, one being the kind, compassionate, and sweet girl she is, and other, having a more monsterous and sadistic nature as Sebastian. Julia is somewhat the embodiment of good and evil, which is why she is a Nephelem in the first place. That doesn't make her religious though, just what she is now and her split personality disorder.
Hunter is the same to, except she's a newborn demon. As a result, Hunter is bound to Sebastian for all eternity, since it was him who brought her back to life. But because Hunter is not strong as either him or Julia in the beginning, she has to be taught how to use her new powers. As a newborn, Hunter does have a lot of trouble controlling her own strong arches, like bloodlust or hunger for souls, etc, because after being brought back to life, her new life and journey as a newborn is not meant to be easy. I want to mention that there are malevolent and demonic spirits that have the power to drive anyone off the edge, if they are newborn demons of course, and that's when I thought of Hunter being mind controlled and manipulated by a demonic spirit after helping out an old friend of mine on a new fanfic. That's when I have Hunter wallow her heart in guilt and self hatred after killing many innocent people against her will by the dark entity. The same entity that haunted her ever since she was just a child.
Now keep in mind, Hunter is not like Sebastian in any way. She is nowhere being close to being physically strong and smart as him because she still has her human qualities. Being a demon doesn't make her automatically the brightest person in the world. Because Hunter has been a demon for over thirty years, her powers increased only a little bit at the time, obviously because she is incredibly young. She did awaken her powers first hand due to some horrific experiences she had that caused her to let her own emotions flared, just like Julia. Hunter is still young though and still growing as a demon. I made her the embodiment of hatred, because it does come from her character and also helps her to develope throughout her new life as a demon. Because she had seen how the world is through a demon's eyes, Hunter has hatred towards humanity, even herself as a naive human being she once was for not opening her eyes to reality more. I did wanted to make Hunter a very bitter person since she does carry a lot of pride as a demon. After thinking over of how she will develope more, I made Hunter as some sort of a demon slayer who works for an organization run by a vampire. She may not know it, but it was her job as a slayer that made her slowly revert back to her old human self, the ability to have compassion for others. It also made her realize that there are a lot of humans who are not as dark or evil as the ones who caused chaos like war, bloodshed, and riots. That made her have respect towards those with courage, spirit, bravery, and having responsibilities.
I know a lot of people do get really annoyed about OC's having tragic back stories, so I made sure that both Julia's and Hunter's back stories are not too overly dramatic, to the point where everyone should feel sorry for them. I made sure that they are realistic that is obviously based on the real life issues and hardships that do exist in our world. I don't want you guys to feel sorry for my OC's to be honest. You can if you want to, but having to deal with harsh realities in life does help them develope their character. As mentioned before, Hunter is a very bitter person because of her past life as a human. Julia did develope trust issues, gets scarred for life, and does get paranoid due to being dirtied by human traffickers back in the nineteenth century. However, both of my OC's slowly learned to let the past go and move on like normal humans would.
How I Picture The Universe In Fanfic:
When it comes to writing fanfics for my two OC's, I mostly stick to both the traditional modern day world and the Victorian Era. Julia was born in the Victorian Era, so she obviously had to wear dresses and a maid's outfit all the time. However, she doesn't come from a rich noble family like Ciel, so as a child to her teen years, Julia wears normal and boring looking dresses, outerwear, shoes, and hats. Throughout the ages, Julia does change her sense of style all the way to the twenty first century. Not only that, she does go to school every four years since the years itself do change a lot when you're immortal. And Julia obviously needed to learn different systems of the new century and so forth, because not everything stays the same. Hunter is is born in the late sixties, so obviously I stick to the traditional old fashioned modern day world things like jukeboxes, clothes, technology, etc.
Not only did I keep both universes original, I also stick to original origins of monsters, mythical beasts, and demons. Example, their rankings, species, and other. Like I said before, both Julia and Hunter are young since they are not old and powerful as Sebastian or other superior demons in the underworld. I made sure that their own demonic powers and abilities grow very slowly as they grew older.
I still didn't want them to be seen as overpowering characters, and so demon weapons are made in my fanfics. It is based off of Claude Faustus's demon sword, and I stuck to its traditional history from season two of Kuroshitsuji. Of course, that means Hunter will not be as invincible as she thinks she is for using her large demon scythe. As mentioned in the Wiki of Kuroshitsuji, the demon sword feeds off only one demonic soul, and it will be useless against other demons afterwards. You guys saw how Hannah Annafellows tosses the sword away after pulling out of Claude's corpse, right? She knows the sword itself is satisfied with the soul it devoured and is no longer a useful weapon. Therefore I kept that same effect on Hunter's demon scythe if she uses it on Sebastian's kind. Julia's black demon sword is the same to.
As as far as immortality goes for them, Hunter and Julia can still die by receiving a mortal wound through the heart or having their heads decapitated by demon weapons. They also can't regenerate lost limbs when being sliced by them as well.
Monsters are easy for them to kill, but when it comes to dealing with supernatural creatures, it is complicated. Depending on their rankings, Julia and Hunter can only destroy demonic beings that are low to medium rank. Demons like Sebadtian who lived longer than anyone else are very deadly to them.
In my fanfic, Never Surrender, I also stick to the traditional prejudice between two worlds. You know, like how humans and monsters are not allowed to coexist that sort of thing, or else there will be a lot of consequences or punishments for it. The antagonist in my fanfic is involved in trying to punish both the supernatural and the world for coexistence, since demons do secretly coexist with humans. Also, demons don't understand how human emotions work or know how to deal with different kinds of situations like them. Let's say if a demon falls in love with a human, then it will have to go through various of negative things in the process. Example, it's human lover decides to cheat on them, then the demon itself would mostly go after its ex-lover and kill them out of pure hated, betrayal, and vengeance. Yup, I wanted to keep demons as they are to in my fanfics, since they mostly feel nothing but negative energy or emotions in real life.
Alrighty! That's all I want to talk about! If you guys need any help with your Kuroshitsuji OCs or have any questions, let me know ^^ Stay awesome you guys!