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Here's an example based on one of my own OCs (who is the daughter of two canon characters) - she's an intelligent, but socially-awkward young woman who works for her father's company as an accountant.
Her current pet project and hobby is a tabletop RPG she's developing, which most people would probably find frustratingly fussy about details.
Powers and skills could explain why the characters might interact professionally - but they do not alone explain why two characters would become best friends or lovers.
For that, your characters need to have compatible personalities, proper bonding experiences, and generally have done a lot of things together that don't have anything to do with being superheroes or whatever it is they are.
Basically, all the things that drive and motivate your character."Vacuum people" is a term I use to refer to characters who have essentially no social or familial connections at all, aside from the obligatory abusive/dead/disappeared parent/parental figure/s, and possibly canon characters they're supposed to know.In essence, these characters live in a social vacuum.Many, many, many times I've seen people complain that they can't write or play powerful characters without these characters being labelled as Mary Sues.I really have only one thing to say to this: it's probably either because your characters are Mary Sues, or because you're presenting your character the wrong way. Okay, then let's get on to how you can present your character so people probably won't grab the torches and pitchforks.To prevent vacuum people, next time you create a character, try to come up with the names and basic personalities of at least three of the following: Note that your character should stay in contact with at least some of these people after meeting the canon characters.In practice, this can take the form of mentioning a joke their friend at the coffee shop told them, or asking somebody what sort of advice they should give xir online friend.This article is largely intended for fan characters, though most of it applies to other character types as well.When you begin your character profile/pitch, leave out your character's appearances, superpowers, and canon connections as long as you possibly can.At least one OC superhero I've seen had cat ears and a tail, the reason given that her abusive father experimented on her as a teenager. Compare with, for example, the Marvel-verse - if I see a character with an unusual appearance, I can usually trust that there's a character-defining story attached to it somehow - EG, Doc Samson received his green hair in the incident that gave him the powers that changed the course of his life.Storm has white hair because she is a mutant, a fact which has essentially defined her life since a young teen.