Karhdie’s character evolution. Left side is how he looked around 2006.
My god, he was… such a terrible character. Normally I don’t have problems with mary-sue type OCs, but I’ll be damned if he wasn’t uncomfortably sue-ish back in 2006. He was just bad. He was quiet, sweet, and fragile (and “pritty liek a girl”) and all the other characters just fawned over him — obsessed, really. Everyone, even characters who “disliked” him, went out of their way to take care of him and make sure he was happy and safe. If he made a mistake, he was mollycoddled instead of scolded. He also had this horribly tragic past that I’m much too embarrassed to share right now, and just. Aaahhh.
Strangely enough, he didn’t have any super special ossum talents that are typical of mary-sues. In fact he didn’t have any strengths at ALL. He was truly, hinderingly useless. I think the only reason I even designed Jeremy was because Karhd needed some kind of guard-dog to protect his stupid ass.