The following terms are current as of October 14, 2021.


The following terms apply to licensing fees which may be part of obtaining a character license:

  • Any licensing fees for a character must be paid in full before the character is licensed.
  • Acceptable payment types and amounts will be visible on the character's page. If paying in real life currency, United States Dollars (USD) are required.
  • If paying through PayPal or Stripe, a valid email to send an invoice to is required.
  • If a licensing fee is over $100, financing may be available.

No materials which are part of EvoCrit are considered standalone products. Access and licenses require a non-banned EvoCrit account. Any characters are individually licensed to a single user ("Unique Characters") or to several users ("Standard Characters") for the duration of the licensing period. This is indefinite, but can be terminated for reasons including but not limited to:

  • TOS violation in any EvoCrit-related project.
  • TOS violation on any site
  • TOS violation in an offsite EvoCrit-related community.
  • Violations of conditions on continued use after EvoCrit administrative action.
  • Violations of intellectual property rights related to any EvoCrit or Aquapyron project.

We reserve the right to terminate license(s) at any time for any reason, though we will try to provide a reason should we be forced to terminate.  The majority of license terminations will occur as part of administrative action for breaking these terms.

Previous Designs

All EvoCrit-related designs which were obtained prior to these Terms will also be subject to them upon agreement. A design is EvoCrit-related if it is part of a project or species which is currently part of EvoCrit.


Characters created for EvoCrit projects are permitted to be used in:

  • The project they are created for
  • An ARPG or similar setting if allowed by that setting.
  • Authorization to consider interactions between characters from different species and/or projects canon to the character and/or setting is determined by EvoCrit administration.
  • For personal use (e.g. creating art of and use of the character which does not earn the user money)

World Status is used as a shorthand to denote whether such authorization may be granted:

  • Inaccessible World: Authorization will never be granted, under any circumstances.
  • Isolated World: Authorization may be granted, for specific settings. These specific settings will generally be listed on the project.
  • Restricted World: Authorization may be granted, pending certain criteria, and on direct request to EvoCrit administration.
  • Accessible World: Authorization is automatically assumed to be granted, however there will be rules about when this authorization is not granted, or if the authorization is changed.

Regardless of whether authorization is granted, you are able to commission or create images, etc. with other characters, just note that non-canon images will not count for project currency and images should still not contain content that is not allowed for the species/project.

Characters may not be used commercially (e.g. selling the character, or physical items or art with the character.  Commissions are exempt from this.).

You may not use an EvoCrit character which is not approved or for which your license was terminated or transferred in any way.


Much of the characters' designs are set in stone at the time of their creation, to maintain consistency with the source material on their source. However, under certain circumstances, users may be permitted to make certain changes to the designs of the characters licensed to them, limited to:

  • Minor wardrobe or outfit changes, if the outfit is not a key component of the project or species, and pending approval by EvoCrit administration.
  • Changing hairstyles, if the hairstyle is not a key aspect of the project or species, and pending approval by EvoCrit administration.
  • Addition or removal of accessories, if they do not play a key role in the project, species, or source material, and pending approval by EvoCrit staff.
  • Changing a part of the design which is a key aspect, where allowed in the project, and pending approval by EvoCrit staff.

Any changes not expressly listed are forbidden, unless explicitly pre-approved by EvoCrit administration.
Key aspect or role is defined as anything that affects the character's abilities, how they are perceived by those around them, or anything that is integral to the character's species (for example, a Hood Pup's hood). Changes can be requested by contacting aquapyrofan (or emailing Changes related to any project can be requested through the project, once the criteria listed for that change are met.

Characters may not be changed to the point where they are unrecognizable from the original design.

Should major changes to the traits or structure of a species or project occur, any characters related to that project or species will have their appearances adjusted accordingly, and all of a licensee's future materials involving such characters should reflect that.

Offsite Posting

Licensees are permitted to create and post art of any licensed character at any stage of development that the character has reached or passed. However, they are required to remove any materials they have posted should the license be terminated.

Proper credit must be given for designs, art, and other materials. This is in the format of "Art by (Username)", "species owned by (Username)", etc. Any posting of such materials should not imply ownership beyond the scope of the license (for example, "character © me", as the copyright is owned by aquapyrofan). Where possible, you must ping aquapyrofan in the credits. This is so it's easier to keep track of what has been posted where.

Posting the original art or materials, including materials from EvoCrit and materials posted by EvoCrit administration on other sites, on any site aside from or Art Fight can result in the immediate termination of any or all licenses held by the licensee in violation of these rules, but will generally result in a warning first (unless several pieces have been uploaded). Exceptions may be granted, with the explicit pre-approval of EvoCrit administration.

Licensees can freely post EvoCrit characters to, provided they list aquapyrofan in the "Creator" field (through the "On-Site Creator" option) and credit any art properly.  Licensees may also freely post EvoCrit characters to Art Fight, provided they credit correctly, link accurate species sheets where available, and tag them with the "evocrit" tag. Failure to properly credit may result in termination of licenses.


In the case of "make your own" characters, "create your own" characters, or similar, where a user is permitted full control over the designing of a new character with given restrictions (such as traits or use of a specific file):

  • Intellectual property rights of all characters created through "MYOs" are held exclusively by aquapyrofan.
  • "MYO" designs are not permitted to be posted publicly outside of EvoCrit approval or help channels until they are approved.
  • Users are permitted to use the characters they create through these "MYOs" in the Aquapyron or EvoCrit project they were created for, as well as any related projects and non-Aquapyron projects per EvoCrit rules (see "Use").
  • Characters must not violate intellectual property rights of any individual or company and must not be based on existing characters.
  • All other EvoCrit Terms apply.

Design Slots

In the case of "design slots", where a user is permitted to create their own design for a character with pre-determined traits:

  • Intellectual property rights of all characters created through "design slots" are held exclusively by aquapyrofan.
  • Traits are not allowed to be altered from the species or project information.
  • "design slot" designs are not to be posted publicly outside of EvoCrit approval or help channels until they are approved.
  • Users are permitted to use the characters they create through these "design slots" in the Aquapyron or EvoCrit project they were created for, as well as any related projects and non-Aquapyron projects per EvoCrit rules (see "Use").
  • Characters must not violate intellectual property rights of any individual or company and must not be based on existing characters.
  • All other EvoCrit Terms apply.


In the case of customs and semi-customs, where a design is created with some input from a user:

  • Anything heavily based on or using the name of a trademarked or copyrighted property will be stripped or, if possible, genericized.
  • Anything breaking the Content Guidelines will be stripped.
  • Anything impossible for or contradicting guidelines of the species or project will be stripped.
  • EvoCrit administration reserves the right to take minor creative liberties with requested details in a semi-custom, or custom.

Infringing Characters

Any licensed Character that was created with input from the licensee (through a MYO, design slot, semi-custom, etc.) that is found to be based in part or whole on a trademarked or copyrighted property will have their license immediately terminated, and the licensee may face termination of other licenses. This does not apply if the basis is minor or generic enough.

Transfer of License

EvoCrit character licenses are transferable. Characters must have their owner onsite set to another user for a license transfer to take place. The following rules apply to license transfers using this method:

  • Characters are not allowed to be sold for real world currency, but a fee can be charged for another user to obtain the character which is in real world currency (but not any currency which can be transferred to or purchased using real world currency).
  • This includes "vouchers", where the trade involves purchasing art, characters, or other goods or services to trade for the character.
  • The rules for this are as follows:
    • Character design and art must be transferred together whether charging a fee or not.
    • Fee, if charged, must be 80-120% of the value of the art.
    • Value can be appraised using receipts (for art purchased from others) and/or commission prices (for art created by the user trading the design) by sending an email to or messaging aquapyrofan on Discord or Toyhouse.
  • Characters are not allowed to be sold or traded for any offsite currency, items, or goods of any kind where disallowed by TOS (i.e. Flight Rising).
  • Characters may be traded onsite or through EvoCrit-related communities, for any EvoCrit currency, character, or item, or offsite characters, as long as the trade rules are followed.
  • Characters may be traded or gifted offsite, as long as the trade rules are followed and aquapyrofan is notified of any license changes.
  • Characters must be traded or gifted to users of this site.
  • The license is not considered transferred unless the owner listed on this site has been changed.
  • Trades may not break the TOS or rules of another website, artist, or other entity.
  • Unfair trades, or trades where the value of one side of the trade vastly exceeds the other are not allowed (including for EvoCrit items or currencies).  If considering an unfair trade to give someone items, characters, or currencies, gifting is a better option.
  • Breaking trade rules may result in administrative action.

Content Guidelines

The following content is barred from EvoCrit in all forms, with no exceptions:

  • Drug references and drug use
  • Illegal content (including intellectual property violations)
  • Mature content, including but not limited to sexually explicit content
  • Hate speech or symbols
  • Harassing content, public call-outs or "PSAs", and drama-inciting content

Certain projects may restrict the following content, which will be listed in their rules:

  • Alcohol references or use
  • Gore
  • Violence

Content which breaks these rules, depending on type, severity, and number of infractions, may receive the following administrative actions (or others not listed) as applicable:

  • Termination of a license
  • Termination of all licenses
  • Removal of a user's submission
  • Removal of all of a user's submissions
  • Removal of a user's avatar
  • On-site warnings
  • EvoCrit account banning or termination
  • Legal action or reporting to legal authorities

To report someone in violation of these rules, please send an email to with any relevant information.

Exploits and Loopholes

Using glitches, bugs, or unexpected effects from code ("exploits") to deliberately gain items, project currency, or any form of unfair advantage is forbidden. Exploits will be patched when possible, and can be reported (along with suspected abuse) to Additionally, other methods of gaining an unfair advantage or doing things which are unintended, such as cheating, scamming, or abusing loopholes in the rules are forbidden. If a user is found to be cheating, scamming, or intentionally using exploits to gain advantages, their account will be terminated.

Termination of Licenses

Should a license be terminated, there will be no compensation for any licensing fees from EvoCrit or its administrators.

Alteration of the design associated with a terminated license to convert them to another species without making significant changes to design, marking, and color scheme is forbidden, and can result in the termination of any or all licenses held by the licensee in question.

We reserve the right to update these terms without advance notice.

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