History WMG / FriendsAndTheHighCouncilUnalignedButInvolved

24th Jun '17 10:27:09 PM EricW
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** After Moana and Maui tipped Tamatoa over and got the hook back, it took Tamatoa a month to get back upright. While somewhat sobered after his humiliation, he's still no more interested in rejoining the war on one side than Gladstone is. Both sides rolled their eyes in irritation at his shallow declaration on shining brighter than them both, and both are privately considering sending their pirates and scoundrels to rob him blind and take the treasure for their efforts.

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** After Moana and Maui tipped Tamatoa over and got the hook back, it took Tamatoa a month to get back upright. While somewhat sobered after his humiliation, he's still no more interested in rejoining the war on one side than Gladstone is. Both sides rolled their eyes in irritation at his shallow declaration on shining brighter than them both, and both are privately considering sending their pirates and scoundrels to rob him blind and take the treasure for their efforts.efforts.

[[WesternAnimation/Cars3 Sterling]]: A rich entrepreneur car who had a great love of Lightning [=McQueen=], though more as a historical figure than as a being with wants and needs. Despite his more..weaselly tendencies though, he wasn't malicious. Just thinking that Lightning needed to accept that the world had moved on. Still, he was willing to give Lightning a final chance to prove himself, though that didn't exactly help his treatment of Cruz Ramirez. Eventually, the council decided that Lightning and Cruz deserved something better, and through some wrangling, borrowing some treasure from the Gates's and Sparrow and some gentle negotiations, they ended up purchasing Rust-eeze to be a subsidiary of Dinoco. Sterling ended up a little disgruntled from this, but thanks to the purchase, he ended up doing ok, moving on to work with other teams.
15th Jun '17 4:10:28 AM StFan
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[[Disney/SongOfTheSouth Brer Fox]]: The Friends are convinced he wouldn't make a good client, but he wants to be one very badly. His desire to do things the "clever" way stems from his desire to prove himself to them, which is the very thing that allows Brer Rabbit to get away.

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[[Disney/SongOfTheSouth Brer [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er Fox]]: The Friends are convinced he wouldn't make a good client, but he wants to be one very badly. His desire to do things the "clever" way stems from his desire to prove himself to them, which is the very thing that allows Brer Br'er Rabbit to get away.



[[NightmareNed Ned Needlemeyer]]: This kid is not a client of the Friends, but rather a long term victim. The Friends are always coming up with new forms of torture, new horrors, and new grotesque creations that can act as soldiers in the ever growing armies. They test these horrors out in the mind of several children. What Ned dismisses as nightmares are actually agents of the Friends invading his mind to test their ideas. While he's managing to fend them off so far, all those nightmares are beginning to take their toll. If it keeps up, he might be twisted into the kind of person the Friends want.

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[[NightmareNed [[WesternAnimation/NightmareNed Ned Needlemeyer]]: This kid is not a client of the Friends, but rather a long term victim. The Friends are always coming up with new forms of torture, new horrors, and new grotesque creations that can act as soldiers in the ever growing armies. They test these horrors out in the mind of several children. What Ned dismisses as nightmares are actually agents of the Friends invading his mind to test their ideas. While he's managing to fend them off so far, all those nightmares are beginning to take their toll. If it keeps up, he might be twisted into the kind of person the Friends want.
10th Jun '17 9:05:38 AM HighCrate
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[[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]]: A juicy client for the Friends, they’ve tried to win him over numerous times, but Xanatos, [[TropeNamer being]] [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos,]] is GenreSavvy enough not to get suckered in, and has become even less so thanks to his marriage to Fox and their son Alex. Nevertheless, he is amoral enough to be uninterested in becoming a full supporter for The High Council despite the pleadings of Goliath, and remains a TrueNeutral in the fight between the two.

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[[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]]: A juicy client for the Friends, they’ve tried to win him over numerous times, but Xanatos, [[TropeNamer being]] [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos,]] is GenreSavvy enough does not to get suckered in, and has become even less so thanks to his marriage to Fox and their son Alex. Nevertheless, he is amoral enough to be uninterested in becoming a full supporter for The High Council despite the pleadings of Goliath, and remains a TrueNeutral in the fight between the two.
20th Apr '17 10:34:25 PM EricW
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* When she arrived at the prince's room, the rose had just lost its last pedal, and so she was finally ready to take it and go. Her curse complete and her work done. But then she saw the beast dead, and belle sobbing over him, whispering, "I love you." And then giving him a kiss. Agatha looked at the scene, and with her magic, saw that indeed,

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* ** When she arrived at the prince's room, the rose had just lost its last pedal, and so she pedal. She was finally ready to take it and go. Her go with her curse complete and her work done. But then she saw the beast dead, and belle sobbing over him, whispering, "I love you." And then giving him a kiss. Agatha looked at the scene, and with her magic, saw that indeed,
indeed, they did both love each other truly. Moved with compassion and a little bit of pride in the two, she decided to have mercy on the both of them. So, Agatha rewound the spell around the rose, and then cast a reversal on the prince. As the gold light faded around him, Agatha took her leave. Ready to let the spell reverse itself naturally.
* However, when she left the castle grounds, she was greeted by none other than the blue fairy and Merriwether. Both had sensed a flair of magic in the universe though for different reasons. The Blue Fairy had sensed an act of magical mercy had taken place to restore someone's wish, while Merriwether sensed that true love's kiss had broken a spell. While both were surprised at seeing an enchantress had done this, both had come to thank her for showing mercy to those whom had deserved it. And as such, invited her to meet Zeus and join a fight to protect against the gastons of all worlds. Agatha was touched at the gesture, particularly when she heard of the other enchantress, but did not accept right away. Why? Because after seeing what had come of her spell, she needed some time to think about how best to use her magic in the future. While she has gone missing for now, Zeus and the fairies are hopeful that they can bring a RedeemingReplacement on board to replace the enchantress's cruelty.
20th Apr '17 10:24:00 PM EricW
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[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 Agatha the Enchantress]]: In this universe, Agatha was a magic user affiliated with a Merlin. However, the magic she practiced was far more...dramatic, and much like the other enchantress, she was far more punitive compared with other magic users. However, her journey to the prince was actually undertaken with noble intent. For unlike Adam, her prince was hurting the town and others through heavy taxes to support his own vanities. So she showed up, did the whole rose and dance, and when he refused to give her shelter, she cast a a great and powerful spell on the whole area.
* Her curse had several parts. First, a curse on the prince to make him as beastly as his heart. Second, a cure on the servants who could have stood up and changed him but did nothing. Third, she cursed the castle to slowly crumble as her rose lost petals, as well as changing its appearance. Forth, she cast a great weather curse on the immediate area, making it always winter. Fifth, she decreed that as the servants were being objectified through their inaction, they would become nothing but antiques once the curse was complete. And as a final punishment to the village refusing to speak up about his practices, she cursed the village to forget all they loved and all they valued about their prince and the people inside the castle. So that only one who could come with fresh eyes, open hearts and compassion could learn to love and change his heart.
** But Agatha was different from the other enchantress. She did not do her work and move on. But rather, she stayed around the village, counting the days until she could reclaim her rose and move on. And as such, the years passed, but none seemed to come who might change the beast's heart. That is, until an inventor/artist and his daughter ran to the town to escape a Paris plague. And then Agatha began to take action.
* She began one evening before her rose finished shedding pedals by casting a lightning spell to send Maurice off towards the castle. She didn't know whether he would stay or leave, but she thought he might serve her purposes to have someone see past who the beast was. But when Belle pulled a switch, she instead decided to keep an eye on Maurice as he tried to free Belle as she had grown fond of the kind man.
** As such, she then rescued maurice from certain death when Gaston tied him up to be killed. Nursed him back to health, and accompanied him back to town as his witness to Gaston's cruelty. The town rejected her testimony, but she continued to drift with them when they rose to raid the castle. She saw Belle return from the castle, speak of him "not being a monster", indicating that something was going on with him, but she chose to not interfere with their attack as she was waiting to see if love or hate would triumph on this night. As the townsfolk were driven off, she steadily walked through the falling castle, finally ready to reclaim her rose and move on.
* When she arrived at the prince's room, the rose had just lost its last pedal, and so she was finally ready to take it and go. Her curse complete and her work done. But then she saw the beast dead, and belle sobbing over him, whispering, "I love you." And then giving him a kiss. Agatha looked at the scene, and with her magic, saw that indeed,
20th Dec '16 1:59:58 AM EricW
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[[Disney/{{Zootopia}} Leodore Lionheart]]: When he was elected to Zootopia, the council offered their friendship to Lionheart in protecting his city from the Friends. However, Lionheart was more interested in the perks of the job rather than doing good. While he did promise to keep relations open, he wasn't interested in fighting demons. Then Bellweather started turning predators "savage". Distressed, rather than seek the help of the council, he instead took to capture each predator and then try to cure them on his own. Unfortunately, illegal detainment of civilians landed him a one way ticket to prison once Judy and Nick discovered the truth. The council for their part is sorry that things came to this, especially since the Night howlers weren't technically his fault, but declined to cover bail for him. Lionheart pointed out the hypocricy in this given that they employ heroes like Jack Sparrow, but the council simply gave Leodore a sad look and said, "Sparrow has his own issues we are trying to iron out. You need some time alone to think about what it truly means to be mayor. You might not have caused the night howler plague, but you faciliated its use by keeping Bellwether overtaxed and not truly respecting her. Give it a few years, and then we'll talk."

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[[Disney/{{Zootopia}} Leodore Lionheart]]: When he was elected to Zootopia, the council offered their friendship to Lionheart in protecting his city from the Friends. However, Lionheart was more interested in the perks of the job rather than doing good. While he did promise to keep relations open, he wasn't interested in fighting demons. Then Bellweather started turning predators "savage". Distressed, rather than seek the help of the council, he instead took to capture each predator and then try to cure them on his own. Unfortunately, illegal detainment of civilians landed him a one way ticket to prison once Judy and Nick discovered the truth. The council for their part is sorry that things came to this, especially since the Night howlers weren't technically his fault, but declined to cover bail for him. Lionheart pointed out the hypocricy in this given that they employ heroes like Jack Sparrow, but the council simply gave Leodore a sad look and said, "Sparrow has his own issues we are trying to iron out. You need some time alone to think about what it truly means to be mayor. You might not have caused the night howler plague, but you faciliated its use by keeping Bellwether overtaxed and not truly respecting her. Give it a few years, and then we'll talk.""

[[Disney/{{Moana}} Tamatoa]]: Similar to the cave of wonders, Tamatoa was originally meant to be a guardian of treasure. However, he began to consider the treasure itself more important than his goal of stewardship. His Realm of Monsters is adjacent to the Other Side, but not directly connected. (though the friends sometimes go there to find new pets) As such, Tamatoa began harvesting all the treasure and artifacts he could get his claws on, hoping to become impressive enough to have the friends and the council give HIM domain over his world. Unfortunately though, the friends find him boring, and functionally uninteresting as his raw power is useless given his selfishness. The Council meanwhile doesn't particularly want him back as his shallow nature makes him a lousy hero and a horrible guard compared with their "diamond in the rough" security the Cave of Wonders has.
* He did know all about the war and troubles around him though. Hence how he knew about [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian]] and what Maui was originally like.
* The Ocean and Friends both wanted to hold onto Maui's Fish Hook once he lost it when he was exiled for stealing Te Fiti's heart, but unfortunately for them, Tamatoa got his claws on it eventually. While he could never get it to work, it did become his greatest treasure.
** After Moana and Maui tipped Tamatoa over and got the hook back, it took Tamatoa a month to get back upright. While somewhat sobered after his humiliation, he's still no more interested in rejoining the war on one side than Gladstone is. Both sides rolled their eyes in irritation at his shallow declaration on shining brighter than them both, and both are privately considering sending their pirates and scoundrels to rob him blind and take the treasure for their efforts.
16th Nov '16 4:26:28 PM EricW
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* Some of the magic users of the friends are actually floating an idea to curse Gladstone to trick him into joining their side, but nothing's come of it yet.



* However, with Judy's entrance into his life, there's signs that the future of the Big crime family might be secured toward the future. Especially with his daughter fru fru declaring her life debt to Judy. It's unknown how this might shift the balance of power in Zootopia in the future, but both sides are keeping tabs.

[[Disney/{{Zootopia}} Leodore Lionheart]]: When he was elected to Zootopia, the council offered their friendship to Lionheart in protecting his city from the Friends. However, Lionheart was more interested in the perks of the job rather than doing good. While he did promise to keep relations open, he wasn't interested in fighting demons. Then Bellweather started turning predators "savage". Distressed, rather than seek the help of the council, he instead took to capture each predator and then try to cure them on his own.

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* However, with Judy's entrance into his life, there's signs that the future of the Big crime family might be secured changing toward the future. Especially with his daughter fru fru declaring her life debt to Judy. It's unknown how this might shift the balance of power in Zootopia in the future, but both sides are keeping tabs.

[[Disney/{{Zootopia}} Leodore Lionheart]]: When he was elected to Zootopia, the council offered their friendship to Lionheart in protecting his city from the Friends. However, Lionheart was more interested in the perks of the job rather than doing good. While he did promise to keep relations open, he wasn't interested in fighting demons. Then Bellweather started turning predators "savage". Distressed, rather than seek the help of the council, he instead took to capture each predator and then try to cure them on his own. Unfortunately, illegal detainment of civilians landed him a one way ticket to prison once Judy and Nick discovered the truth. The council for their part is sorry that things came to this, especially since the Night howlers weren't technically his fault, but declined to cover bail for him. Lionheart pointed out the hypocricy in this given that they employ heroes like Jack Sparrow, but the council simply gave Leodore a sad look and said, "Sparrow has his own issues we are trying to iron out. You need some time alone to think about what it truly means to be mayor. You might not have caused the night howler plague, but you faciliated its use by keeping Bellwether overtaxed and not truly respecting her. Give it a few years, and then we'll talk."
5th Nov '16 9:44:08 AM nombretomado
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HouseOfMouse: The one TrueNeutral zone in the entire war, this nightclub in Toontown serves as a place for both agents of the High Council and the [[VillainsOutShopping forces of]] [[GoKartingWithBowser the Friends]] to take a breather from their endless war, so long as there's no smoking, scheming or cannibalism. Chernabog doesn't like the idea at all, so he had Pete buy the deed and attempt to evict Mickey and company and close the place down, though Pete hasn't had much luck at this so far. The times Chernabog has supposedly shown up at the club were merely his identical twin brother Chernabog the Lesser, who serves as his brother's spy in the House (attempting to get info on the Council and its agents and perhaps their weaknesses) and [[ObfuscatingStupidity acts cowardly to lure people into a false sense of security]]. Zeus personally had high hopes for the House, as a way to convince some villains to lay down their arms or maybe even convert to their side. Unfortunately, the times he went to visit Mickey at the house, he found to his disappointment that the villains were mostly unaffected by their time, and left the club still just as wicked as before, if not a bit more civil towards their enemies. Jafar once led other clients of the Friends to initiate a takeover on Halloween Night, only to lose it. The House remains very much an Oasis location for both evil and good. The House is still open due to the contracted performance obligations needed to keep Pete from closing it, but while Mickey was in The Wasteland, Donald secretly took the keys for himself, understanding the seriousness of keeping the place open as a symbol of unity. The House of Mouse will still serve both sides, at least until the Friends decide the Mouse's influence gets out of hand.

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HouseOfMouse: WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse: The one TrueNeutral zone in the entire war, this nightclub in Toontown serves as a place for both agents of the High Council and the [[VillainsOutShopping forces of]] [[GoKartingWithBowser the Friends]] to take a breather from their endless war, so long as there's no smoking, scheming or cannibalism. Chernabog doesn't like the idea at all, so he had Pete buy the deed and attempt to evict Mickey and company and close the place down, though Pete hasn't had much luck at this so far. The times Chernabog has supposedly shown up at the club were merely his identical twin brother Chernabog the Lesser, who serves as his brother's spy in the House (attempting to get info on the Council and its agents and perhaps their weaknesses) and [[ObfuscatingStupidity acts cowardly to lure people into a false sense of security]]. Zeus personally had high hopes for the House, as a way to convince some villains to lay down their arms or maybe even convert to their side. Unfortunately, the times he went to visit Mickey at the house, he found to his disappointment that the villains were mostly unaffected by their time, and left the club still just as wicked as before, if not a bit more civil towards their enemies. Jafar once led other clients of the Friends to initiate a takeover on Halloween Night, only to lose it. The House remains very much an Oasis location for both evil and good. The House is still open due to the contracted performance obligations needed to keep Pete from closing it, but while Mickey was in The Wasteland, Donald secretly took the keys for himself, understanding the seriousness of keeping the place open as a symbol of unity. The House of Mouse will still serve both sides, at least until the Friends decide the Mouse's influence gets out of hand.
10th Oct '16 7:25:40 PM nombretomado
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[[ClassicDisneyShorts Witch Hazel]]: A minor client of the Friends who asked for black magic alongside Madam Mim, but realized the Friends were for pain and suffering rather than some good harmles scaring. So, Hazel quit the Friends while Mim stayed put, and now the witch plays a TrueNeutral party in this war, only helping those who desperately need her help, like Donald's Nephews for example.

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[[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Witch Hazel]]: A minor client of the Friends who asked for black magic alongside Madam Mim, but realized the Friends were for pain and suffering rather than some good harmles scaring. So, Hazel quit the Friends while Mim stayed put, and now the witch plays a TrueNeutral party in this war, only helping those who desperately need her help, like Donald's Nephews for example.
10th Oct '16 8:32:57 AM erforce
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[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Hector Barbossa]]: A greedy and ruthless pirate, Barbossa was an ideal recruit for the friends. His keen interest in obtaining magical artifacts made him their top treasure hunter, and he quickly found himself rising through the ranks. But his lack of interest in [[ForTheEvulz evil for evil's sake]] and his interest in keeping the treasure for himself caused him to eventually pay off his debt and break with them (but not before he and his men were cursed for their efforts). After his resurrection, he now maintains a [[TrueNeutral neutral stance in the battle between good and evil]], helping whoever's working towards his interests at the moment. After a brief stint as a Privateer, he ended up defeating a high ranking agent of the Friends, Blackbeard and claimed his ship, crew and magic sword for himself, though Jack Sparrow and Gibbs have denied him the potential Armada of captured ships Blackbeard collected in bottles.

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[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Hector Barbossa]]: A greedy and ruthless pirate, Barbossa was an ideal recruit for the friends. His keen interest in obtaining magical artifacts made him their top treasure hunter, and he quickly found himself rising through the ranks. But his lack of interest in [[ForTheEvulz evil for evil's sake]] and his interest in keeping the treasure for himself caused him to eventually pay off his debt and break with them (but not before he and his men were cursed for their efforts). After his resurrection, he now maintains a [[TrueNeutral neutral stance in the battle between good and evil]], helping whoever's working towards his interests at the moment. After a brief stint as a Privateer, he ended up defeating a high ranking agent of the Friends, Blackbeard and claimed his ship, crew and magic sword for himself, though Jack Sparrow and Gibbs have denied him the potential Armada of captured ships Blackbeard collected in bottles.
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