3rd Person Character Spawning

Hey Everyone,
I had just made a new map and changed over to it from the 3rd person template. Now my character is by default being spawned when it is not in the game world and I am unable to replace the default character to the one I tried placing in the world. I tried changing the game mode default pawn to my character but all the animations and blueprints do not work. I decided to possess it in my level blueprint and it spawns the character and everything but on game mode I had to set it to no pawn and I was curious as to if that is a bad thing or not? Is their any way to just make the default pawn the character I want?