Mostly just as an OC of mine I created a long while ago.
While I may have dropped a few tidbits here and there on his story in the Core Chronicles, along with his eventual alliance in the UHA (United Heroes Association, AKA: United Heroes Alliance) which happens to be a series that a friend of mine and I worked on for a very long time now (namely TechnoCinema
), I may not have told about how he came to be a part of my creations and of how he came to be developed.
So, long ago, back when the UHA once used to be part of a transformers fan fiction, Core (whose last name used to be called Tennant, and also, long before I even heard about Deviantart, since I was unaware such a site even existed, mostly because no one ever bothered to tell me about the site, so, I had to figure it out on my own on youtube) once used to be a Ben 10 OC of mine that I created solely of being my own personal avatar into the overall Ben 10 franchise. However, as time went by (and quite a lot of it, btw), my friend and I decided "You know what? F**k it, lets make Core his own character". And so, after some trial and error in attempting to develop Core as an actual Original Character, rather than a Fan-Made Character for a specific cartoon series (that I still enjoy, btw), I figured what better way to do so than to have him compete in an OCT like the Tournament of Rings (AKA: My very first OCT that I tried and failed to compete in/My Legendary Failure/The Reason why I don't get any nice things), where (at the time), I thought he'd be welcomed in open arms by the judges and fellow competitors there. And boy howdy doodly, I was wrong, DEAD
wrong. For you see, it wasn't until I took a mary sue test and apparently when I took it at that time, my character was considered (again, at the time), a mary sue, and because of that, I was mocked, insulted, and just about burned in every possible way (I will not say by which people, since I am not the kind of person to be going around pointing fingers at people, plus, their identities kind of fall under the category of "they who shall not be named"), all because I couldn't come up with an actual OC that everyone would agree wasn't soo OP to the point where he would be considered as such. So, when an opportunity arose in the form of a "Shotgun Round" in the ToR OCT, I took it only as a means of spiting those who have wronged me and my character (of whom I had hoped to develop as soon as I was given the chance to compete in an OCT). That was of course, when things took a turn for the worse when I was soon booted out of the OCT and any other continuations that may have transpired after that OCT in terms of its story, like such as Angels Ascended. So, needless to say, it was a time I am not very fond of looking back on, mostly because of the emotional/mental pain that my legendary failure had wrought upon me.
After that, I was scarred emotionally and mentally by this for the rest of my life, and that one terrible day would forever continue to haunt me until the day that I die. But, thankfully, things did get better as time went further onward, when my friend and I finally decided on a new last name for my character, and it was from that day, my OC would be forever known (and acknowledged) as "Core Harris". And it was from there, I started to redesign him from his simplistic design
to his newer and much improved design that you now see
So, all in all, my OC has come a very long way (and I mean it btw, considering all the painful, cruel, unnecessary drama I had to endure to make something like this possible) to get to where he is today as a real Original Character. And to this very day I still say with all of my pride, "If only those Nay-sayers could see me now, if only they could see how much my art and I have Evolved after my time in the Tournament of Rings, they thought I couldn't make Core an actual Original Character, but I just did, and now, I will forever relish their looks of surprise when they see of how much they were wrong about me and my characters of whom I have worked very hard to create."
Of course nowadays, the only thing I feel now for the nay-sayers who doubted my abilities long, long ago from the ToR, as well as fandoms that I have made myself apart of (namely the Steven Universe community, I mean, lets be real about this, I get that there was controversy involved about the show about Lesbian Space Rocks, but come on, these two people of whom I made enemies with in the Steven Universe community are making waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too big of a deal of one small mistake that led to a very rotten day that I have no intention of ever looking back on, but I suppose that would be my own fault to think that the community itself would accept me with open arms for the longest time, just as The FNaF community or heck, the Brony community for that matter, and I could say the same about the Ben 10 Community as well), is no longer anger or hatred, but rather pity, pity for the fact that they no longer have the privilege to see me and my artwork evolve as it did, and will continue to do so, for as long as I live and breathe.