In terms of creating a special case character, should it be outlined in an OOC section of the character page that a prize was used? I'm wondering in reference to my next character, Aeya, who can bend paint (kind of an extension of mudbending). Should I add somewhere on her page what the power is, and why she has it?
It's not exactly mudbending because it's not manipulating water and dirt. I was thinking it would be a special case character because in the past you've mentioned that powers should be used the way specified and no other way.
Well, the only way such a feat could be achieved would be by bending the water in the paint. Special Cases specifically do not cover bending powers because if we let one person do it, we have to let everyone do it.
Actually, it's not stated anywhere that Special Cases do not cover bending powers. On the Prizes page it mentions that the prize is vague, then lists some examples of what could be considered. As the prize could vary in many ways, it would make sense for it to include bending powers. If you're going to insist that mudbending covers the art of paintbending and the special case prize does not include bending powers, I'd suggest you make some revisions to ensure complete reader comprehension.
Well, the prize also states the decision is left to the staff. It was always my intention to never allow it to cover people creating powers. That's the entire reason we have the class/power structure. To organize and balance powers. People being able to make their own would put that in jeopardy. As for listing it there, I honestly thought it was outright obvious that that sort of thing wouldn't be allowed. No one character can have something so ridiculously special. It's a special case, not a unique case.