My moderators and I have been concerned with the trend of remaking characters from other places as characters on the site. A new rule is being added: All characters must be original and belong to the owner. Characters copied from books, TV shows, etc. are not allowed.
Characters that have been taken from somewhere else who have already been created to not need to be deleted, however no more can be made after this point. Having a character loosely based on or named after a character from somewhere else is fine, but they should not be a direct copy of that character.