If it's the one I am thinking of, maybe it's because they would have been sued and shut down in a heartbeat if they allowed copyrighted names and concepts. They had a filter that immediately stopped blatant copies, and mods that forced name changes on the clever ones that tried to get by. People there were original because they were FORCED to be original. It's the same population of gamers overall. Just here in DCUO, it's more acceptable to emulate a canon iconic because we're mentored and interacting on the same team as the Iconics. This is their world. It makes sense that you'll see more of it here. It has nothing to do with people here being less creative or people in dead games being more creative.