WMG: Friends And The High Council Wasteland
The Cartoon Wasteland: A world magically mapped and partially constructed by Yen Sid as a hub for the worlds and peoples created by the sparks of imagination that never made it all the way to the full multiverse. It was under siege by the Shadow Blot and other forces of the Friends, but through Mickey's intervention to get Oswald to Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!, the land was restored to its former glory. In the center of this forgotten realm is Wasteland Park, Oswald's kingdom is mostly made up of things from the older works of the great masters. However, forces of the Friends from alternate versions of the worlds exist here as well, contacting their allies from their prison kingdom. Friends on the Other Side Buldeo: In an alternate version of the Jungle Book world, there was a third villain Mowgli had to contend with: Buldeo the Hunter. Originally, he and Ranjan's father were the co-leaders of the man-village that Mowgli went to through Shanti's help. But unlike Ranjan's father, Buldeo was a nasty hunter who wanted to obtain a vast amount of gold from King Louie's court for his personal gain. Of course, Buldeo even contacted the Friends to try to bust Shere Khan for a side goal. Despite his ironic death at the tiger's hands, Buldeo still serves as one of the Friends' last remaining links they go to in the Wasteland during Oswald's rule. Beetleworks/David Hall 1939 Captain Hook: In the early 1940's, Disney planned to make a much darker version Peter Pan after Snow White and Pinocchio. But the onslaught of World War II canceled production of the film until 1953. At that point, the original designs of all the characters ended up in the wasteland with the release of the 1953 version, including Captain Hook. Although the pirate crew looked exactly like their real selves, only Smee's colors and Hooks ruthlessness betrayed their true origin. As for Hook, he entered the Wasteland as a minor ally to the Friends, despite his exact appearance to his 1953 self, but converted full time to their side when the Mad Doctor converted him into a Beetleworx. He eventually reformed and became a partner to Pete Pan after his defeat at the hands of Mickey. David Hall 1939 Queen of Hearts: A far more sinister version of the Queen of Hearts, when people really tick her off, she flays them alive rather than beheads them. Like Hook, the Queen was all set to arrive to the worlds of Disney in the late 1930's after Snow White. But WWII halted her arrival until 1951, to which the David Hall version arrived in the Wasteland looking like her 1951 self, but with the colors of her original self. Also like Hook, the Queen was turned into a Beetleworx by the Mad Doctor, but thankfully managed to reform somewhat to rule her section of Fantasy Ville respectfully. Supai: A Friend from an alternate and more serious version of Kuzco's kingdom, he was that Yzma's main connection to the Friends on the Other Side. Utilizing his power, Yzma schemed to get rid of the sun and restore her beauty, but when the sun was recovered by that world's Pacha, Supai was nearly destroyed by it. Incredibly weakened, he has retreated to one of the darkest corners of the Wasteland. Storm Blot: In a surprising move in on itself, Oswald himself has a dark counterpart from an earlier version of the adventure who actually supports the Blot in trying to destroy Mickey. This evil Oswald ended up merging with the Shadow Blot to become a hybrid mixture of the two villains known as the Storm Blot. It gained more power by capturing both known and unknown characters in order to obtain the hearts needed to escape the Wasteland, but the evil Oswald was eventually destroyed by Micky. Now the real Oswald, the Jerk with a Heart of Gold that we all know and love, is making sure his evil predecessor doesn't escape from the Ink and Paint Bottle on Mickeyjunk Mountain. Alt. Personality Hades: Originally, Hades was supposed to be a dark and sinister version of himself with a voice by Jack Nicholson. But with the arrival of James Woods' revisioning of the character, the original Hades was sent to the Wasteland as an ally to the Friends. Black Friday Woody: Sometimes, even Pixar has a misstep. Early in the making of Toy Story, the beloved character Woody was an unlikable jerk, and they knew it. As he was retooled, the original character, known as Black Friday Woody, was dumped in the Wasteland. He was easily converted to the Friends' agenda, wanting revenge not just against toys that no longer remembered him, but the real-world filmmakers who left him there. 1960s New York City: A Wretched Hive of sex, drugs, and Rock n' Roll, the Friends swarmed all over this place once it was ultimately consigned to the Wastelands. Now it serves as an oasis of sorts for the Friends, allowing them to indulge in all sorts of evils before heading back into the fray. Undead Alameda Slim: The Wasteland version of Alameda Slim was of much greater interest to the friends, being a more menacing, undead rustler. Evil Elsa: Originally, Elsa was going to be the real villain of the story. However, through The Power of Rock, the song Let it Go ended up turning the character into a more complex, fragile character, and thus the more straight villainous snow queen was sent to this wasteland as a member of the friends there. The High Council The Dreaming Tree: Not within the Wasteland, but on a plane a little below it, this cottonwood tree is the source of the sparks that began the Disney multiverse. Beginning from the dreaming and drawing of a young boy a long time ago, the tree's counterpart in a world created from the fond memories of the boy became the World Tree of the Disney multiverse, with the lands and peoples coming from sparks drifting like cotton spores from the branches of the tree. The tree's location being a well kept secret, combined with the good magic of creation within the land keep it away from the Friends radar and it's generally held as a sacred place by the few High Council members who do know the tree's secrets. The Peoples: Folkart sculptures given similar spirits of life like Toys and Appliances, they seek to make things better for the people who crafted them. The Gremlins: Helping the Royal Air Force in fighting the Nazis by fixing their planes and sabotaging the Germans, they were recruited by the High Council for their mechanical skills as well as assist in the effort to fight the Phantom Blot, which they did quite admirably. Gremlin Gus has served as their leader for ages and was a valuable help for Mickey on his journey. The Bats: Bold enough to take on the task of stealing dragon treasure, they're used in sneaking missions and take on Robin Hood-style missions of stealing from greedier clients of the Friends to help the less fortunate. The Looking Glass. Portal to a region of Wonderland that is home to exiles including The Duchess, the Queen of Hearts' rival, the Mock Turtle and Gryphon, and Haigha and Hatta, parallel versions of Hare and Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, The Lion and the Unicorn, the White King, and the inventive White Knight. Formerly home to many characters including the Chess Queens, Tweedles, Flowers, Walrus and Carpenter, and the fearsome Jabberwock before they were brought to Wonderland. The White Kingdom isn't as strong without the Queen, and the King regularly tries to get Lily to the other side of the Chessboard Plain to crown her as the new Queen. Oddly has it's own Wasteland, known simply as "Underground" with it's only occupant being a Wasp in a Wig. The Genie of the Ring, Babkak, Kassim and Omar: Friends of Aladdin in an alternate reality, always up for high adventure. Community College Biology Lab: Similar with the cat situation, reptiles are discriminated against in the Animal Kingdom. This small lab is under consideration as a safe haven for reptile defectors, but whether its two principle inhabitants could properly run the place is another story. . . The Jungles of India and Rocky the Rhino: Although the Jungles of India is in fact a real place, the Kingdom Hearts version of this world did not quite make it to the real-life vision of this game. The only resident of this world is Rocky the Rhino, a friend of the Vultures in an alternate version of the world. He guards this world from the forces of the Friends. Chronos, God of Time In the farther, more disjointed realms of Wasteland, an alternate version of Chronos, father of Zeus, Hera, & Hades, was imprisoned by the Friends for falling in love with a mortal woman. The woman, unable to part from him, now dwells in the desert beside him, disguised as a bell in a church tower. The High Council has striven multiple times to free him, but the high levels of chaotic magic surrounding the realm make entering it extremely difficult. Kit Colby: The original leader intended for the Rescue Rangers, he and his sidekick, a chameleon, wound up in the wasteland when they were replaced with Chip and Dale. A mouse dressed up like Chip, Kit and his sidekick are in charge of the Wasteland Rescue Rangers, who mostly pull off reconnaissance missions for the High Council and other tasks too small for the other High Council Wastelanders to handle. Neutral Parties Scrapper Mickey: Again like the Storm Blot, there was an earlier version of Mickey's quest to save the Wasteland from the Shadow Blot's forces. If Mickey began destroying more than he was saving, he would regress back into his Scrapper self from the late 20's and early 30's, where he was a mischievous anti-hero who wouldn't stop messing with things he shouldn't have. Of course, when the real Mickey arrived and proved to remain the happy-go-lucky goody two shoes that most people like to see him as, the Scrapper Mickey ended up in the Wasteland himself. Since the Scrapper is not fully good, but not evil, he remains as the Neutral Prankster of the Wasteland, causing mischief across the world just for fun, but also protecting it as an Aloof Ally to Oswald. Hand-Drawn Rumplestiltskin: This short elf is pretty much a neutral guy in a war he never wanted to be a part of. Maybe its because of his magical ability to change straw into gold? Or perhaps its because he hates his stupid Jewish accent, and wants to sound instead like Dan Rather? In any case, Rumple is the kind of guy that's into making deals with other folks just so he can keep his skin alive in the Wasteland. As a result, no one goes near him at all, fearing that he might be like his more well-known counterpart in the live-action universe or even his far more wicked counterpart in the Dreamworks universe. '51 Jabberwocky: A rather silly-looking cartoon creature with a green vest, orange eyebrows, flaming pupils, a moose-like muzzle, and a fat cow-like lower body, the 1951 Jabberwocky is nothing like the more foreboding dragon that arose in the Live-Action world of Underland. This version is an utter fool is who merely wishes to spend his days lazing about in Fantasy Ville's Tulgey Woods.