A Player character is an avatar representing the player in DC Universe™ Online. Free to play accounts (either on PC or on PS3) are allowed 2 characters. Premium are allowed 6. Legendary are allowed 16. Players must go through Character Creation for each character made, where the player decides their character's gender, Power, Movement Modes, Body Types, Morality, Weapon Styles, Personality, Mentors, Costumes, and last but not least, name.
An NPC resembling a player character is sometimes called a Player spoof.