To nominate a character, a user must include their name, picture, and series in their post. Nominating 2 or more characters in a single post is not allowed.
All characters must either originate from /co/ media: Western animation and comics
Each valid nomination must garner at least nine (9) replies in order to qualify for the contest. These replies are only counted if they are all within a single thread, and do NOT carry over to other threads.
Any character that was allowed or has appeared in past Ms. /co/ tournaments (Grandfather Clause)
Characters can be any age
Puppets are allowed (e.g. Muppets, Sesame Street)
Generalization Statute: Multiple versions of the same character --- be it from various adaptations, spin-off series, or alternative universes --- are combined into a single entrant. In other words, you are voting for the entire history of that character, not just one particular iteration.
Character Limit: Each series can only have a maximum of three (3) girls in the main bracket. These are decided by their votes in the qualifying poll. However, there is no restriction on the number of girls that can be nominated from a single series.
Exceptions: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Disney core universe characters + related series (Mickey, Oswald, Goofy, and Donald)
Any character that is clearly not /co/ is not allowed (e.g. /a/nime and live action shows)
/v/ideo game characters that did not originate from /co/ media are not allowed
Real-life politicians that are portrayed as cartoon characters / caricatures are not allowed, satirical or otherwise.
No /mlp/ characters
No "OC donut steels"
No meme creations (e.g. Virgin vs Chad)
No inanimate objects that aren't treated as distinct characters in their media of origin (based on a vote in the 2022 feedback)
One-Month Old Clause: Any character debuting from the 1st of the previous month to the start date are ineligible.
Grandfather Clause: All characters who have previously made it into Ms. /co/ or Mr. /co/lympus tournaments, and are not banned by the Elite 8 rule, are eligible to participate regardless of the above restrictions. (Examples: Dr. EggmanDr. Eggman, Saxton Hale, JFK, Wendy's, Princess Zelda)
Other rules related to both the eligibility of trans characters and the amount of obvious joke characters are expected to be looked into following feedback on the final survey of 2022.