However, if they exist as a character from a canon (such as a book, film or otherwise) you can apply for that version instead.
For example, you cannot apply for Alexander Hamilton from history, but you can app him from Hamilton the Musical instead. In the same way, you cannot apply for Hercules directly from Greek mythology, but you can app him from any other interpretation of him in a canon, such as from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys or Disney's Hercules.
Can there be two versions of the same character in Pandora? For example, BBC Sherlock’s Sherlock Holmes and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes?
However, some exceptions to this are if the character is already dead in their canon, such as Annie Sawyer in Being Human, who is a ghost since the beginning of the series. Or, if they die at some point in their canon and make more than a few appearances after their death, one such example being Bobby Singer in Supernatural, who lingered on as a ghost for several episodes before he moved on.
Only stick to what is portrayed in canon, however. If your character remained dead, they cannot be brought into Pandora past that point. If you are unsure whether you can apply for a character after their death, feel free to ask us in our Questions & Suggestions forum.
If I apply for a character past their last point in canon, how far ahead into the future can I take them from?
Do I have to take my character from around the same time as their previously established canonmates?
Another common reason for re-apps is to add to or detract from your character’s skills. We require that any changes in skills, such as a character changing into a vampire, undergo a re-app before you continue posting with the updated skills so that we can gauge the power level of the character.
You might even want to re-app your character if you want to take them from a different canon point entirely. While this only requires updating the history to match, your character will be reset. This means that they will re-enter Pandora and be given a fresh start, and that you cannot continue any past threads.
If the character I’m considering is very tiny (or very large), would Pandora keep their height or make them more “normal” sized?
Can my character be pulled in with an item another character in Pandora already has? For example, Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak?
If you're still unsure whether your item qualifies, just ask us in the Questions & Suggestions forum.