Originally Posted by LuceBianchi
...for that, talk to a literary copyright lawyer. I *think* it depends on fair use law, and I have absolutely no idea about the details.
I'd rather not talk to a lawyer. I suppose we can ask ourselves what is a character, and if anyone can ever create a character or are all characters simply derivatives of the original character, but this has become entirely offtopic. Although believing that there is only one topic as I do, nothing is ever off.