Villain Critique Thread (Because Its About Damn Time!):
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- Name: Wolfang Richler
- Age: By all appearances, 26, in reality, he is closer to 6500 years old, due to all sorts of time travel fun and a stint in a prison dimension.
- Personality: Richler is a complicated individual who never seems to tell the truth straight to anybody. He has a large number of plans and schemes, most designed to let him become a King again, but others designed for extremely petty revenge. He tends towards enjoying corrupting people in general, though, and finds a dark degree of satisfaction in creating people willing to fight to the death for the sake of what they think is their revenge or cause. He enjoys "creating his legacy", as in, flying between countries - even worlds - and making sons. He only really cares for them, though, if they fit his definition of a potential Prince to his King. He tends toward being so Affably Evil in most, if not all, situations that it becomes disturbing. The only time his facade shakes is when someone well and truly manages to humiliate him, in which case, he starts to show a love of violence toward this person. He is described by others within the stories he appears in as basically Wicked Cultured, but with hints of true mental instability resulting from his time in a prison dimension. He has often shown a nihilistic personality in that he believes absolutely nobody is special in any way until they die, that there is no such thing as a special or worthy life.
- Abilities: Wolfang is capable of Warping The Aether, which is a psychic power that causes irreparable damage unless a "Fae" (in other words, equally unusual) power is used to heal the wound. He is a master magician, a Master Swordsman, and skilled with various Majitek weapons. He is also completely immortal, in that nothing can kill him, he cannot ail, and he does not age. He is capable of using not only Darkness Magic, but he is also a skilled necromancer and user of "Magic Enhancement", as well as being a crafter of magical items. He is also intellectually gifted, and one should never underestimate how persuasive he is, nor the sheer force of personality the man has. He is also capable of changing his form, having a huge number of "faces" that he wears, in a very Nyarlathotep reminiscent fashion.
- Weaknesses: He cannot fathom that anybody would choose to stand by their family, and not betray one another when offered the chance. He has almost no comprehension of conventional morality. While he has strong spellcraft and capabilities, he underestimates people altogether too often, while overestimating how much of a lead he has.
- Goals: He really, really wants to become a King again. He also wants, simply, to be amused and "take full repayment for all past slights". He has a very long memory, so no matter when you did something against him, he'll come back to make sure you...or your descendants...pay.
- Motivation: In part, he honestly wants to have the family that was denied him back, though to what extent he loves them beyond viewing them a necessity is debatable. On another level, he was really, really badly affected by the prison dimension. One could say that punishing him when he was a Mad Scientist just out For Science! backfired tremendously, turning an actually quite well intentioned man into a nihilistic sociopath.
- Role in the story: Big Bad / Bigger Bad
- Backstory: One could say Wolfang Richler never came from a very normal household, and that maybe, his descent into mad misanthropy and sociopathy was inevitable. Due to the odd rules of his native society, his parents were first cousins (until his father divorced his mother, and then married a second cousin), and he - alone- felt that was unusual and disgusting. Ironically, he had a more human morality in childhood than his brothers and sisters. He was not the first son, being more like son number 16 in a family that seemed to be constantly expanding. He was never liked due to him seeming "weird", not to mention his "defomity" - in a society of winged elves, he was born without wings due to his mother's mother marrying a human. His elder brothers were all mostly bullies at best, psychopathic tormentors at worst. And due to their family being close enough to royalty, nobody really thought anything of them picking on a "runt". Wolfang ultimately ended up starting his path to villainy when he finally struck back in a plan that framed his father for Pater Familicide, and brutally slayed all his brothers and his mother-in-law, and used his insane mother's written testimony to become family head, all while sending his father away for Wolfang's crimes. He married a woman he thought he loved in order to gain access to her libraries and laboratory, but found the marriage unbearable when she was revealed to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Wolfang started an affair with Kylia, a lovely young woman and the first person he ever honestly felt anything for. At the same time, he began a series of experiments for the sake of discovering how to use an ancient gate used to travel between worlds. To say that what he did in the pursuit of this was disgusting would be an understatement. His wife discovered the affair and used that and his experiments to justify a coup on him, slaying Kylia and then trying to give him an ironic death by throwing him through his own gate. He survived, but was imprisoned in a dimension with only just enough light to show him the ghastly results of his experiments. The result of this, though, was that the travel made him immortal, and he absorbed the naturally dark inclined Mana of the area, becoming the powerful - and maddened - mage he is today.
- Relevant Tropes:
- Ax-Crazy / Blood Knight: He demonstrates traits of this when dealing with somebody who's managed to make enough of his schemes go caput.
- Bastard Boyfriend: Do not get involved romantically with Wolfang. Just...don't.
- Biblical Bad Guy: Pretended to be Lucifer once just to screw with The Hero of one particular RP.
- Big Bad: ANY story or RP he is in.
- Brutal Honesty: His shtick after being released. In conjunction with Villains Never Lie and From a Certain Point of View, he enjoys getting people to do things by being simply brutally honest to them about things that should be treated with subtlety and respect.
- The Casanova: By his own admission, he has absolutely no loyalty to any one woman who is not Kylia. He even gets rather angry if someone expects him to care for them.
- Corrupt the Cutie: He almost fetishizes this. He deeply enjoys the act of turning a normally very moral young hero into a twisted person hellbent on revenge or some other idea he put in their head.
- Demonic Possession: By extending his mind out, he can possess people. An easy way to tell is if someone is speaking in complete monotone or convulsing in horrific fashion. Human minds just weren't meant to be influenced so deeply by a mad physical god.
- Depraved Bisexual: He shows signs of this, in particular, memory serves, he perved on a very young, effeminate boy who was pretending to be a girl. He discovers the truth...and the sexual harassment becomes worse.
- Evil Virtues: Wolfang is ambitious, determined, patient and resourceful. He actually lines these out as to why he's better than his brothers, right before a nasty reason you suck speech on his dad.
- Expy: There are numerous people he could be said to be an expy of, sometimes he even invokes the trope at times to get a "better response."
- Family Values Villain: He likes to paint himself as one, in that he never curses, he "only wants the best for his sons", and wants a complete, traditional family.
- For the Evulz: In one RP, he almost married the hero's girlfriend while disguised as him. When asked why he did that, he responded cheerfully, "I saw no reason not to!"
- Magnificent Bastard: He has plans within plans within plans...but generally enjoys simply slightly changing one small detail or moving pieces around in unpredictable fashion. There are even times when his plans almost seem to fail in order to complete the next one.
- Memetic Mutation: Oddly enough. He was the subject of one meme in particular "ITS ALWAYS WOLFANG", which came about when it looked like an RP was winding down, the Man Behind the Man was thought to be just a Red Herring...and then in the last post, Wolfang shanks the hero's girlfriend and gets what he wants the whole time. And that was the ending of the RP.
- Memetic Molester: Would the idea of him being a memetic molester really surprise you?
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He is very, very fond of giving these out.
- Wicked Cultured: An image he cultivates. He even describes himself as "A Man Of Wealth And Taste".
- Arm Cannon
- Badass Adorable
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Cain and Abel: He's the Cain
- Face Heel Turn
- Fallen Hero
- Friendly Enemy
- Lack of Empathy: To anyone who's not Boom Boom
- It's All About Me
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- Name: Parallaxus / Scott Athame
- Age: Mentally, twelve. His age is complicated. He's been to and from numerous dimensions with different time streams, and gone back and forth in time, been sealed numerous times. Age, physically, with him is very complicated.
- Personality: Parallaxus is one of my stranger villains. His mind does not work like yours or, really, anyone's. First and foremost, he is almost childlike due to his mental age, and is fascinated with the idea of ending the world. He claims to be doing all of this because he has seen how brutal and ugly the worlds he wants to end can be, but really, he's just so simplistic and stupid that he can see himself doing not much else than vaguely threatening people and worlds. That pretty much sums up his interests; being somewhere, being vaguely destructive. Some could even say he's a Punch Clock Villain without anybody reminding him its his job. He likes to pretend that he's some sort of all powerful Eldritch Abomination, when really, he has little idea of what he's actually capable of. When he's not trying to do something destructive, you start to see a more playful, and even more bizarre side of his personality. He claims he's opened a goddamned galactic retail store in order to "rebuild the worlds I have so destroyed...in my image!" In reality, he's opened the damn stores everywhere - even in places he hasn't attacked. Parallaxus does, though, have a genuinely dangerous part of his personality; once he becomes interested in something or someone, or becomes vengeful or angry, he never lets it go. He is, though, rather endearingly loyal if he finds someone he likes, and has a desire for "friends". (Though note, he has a really freaking weird idea of what constitutes a friend).
- Abilities: Parallaxus is a massive "Chimera-Dragon", covered from head to toe in a strange suit of metal scales, these scales making his body almost completely invulnerable. Despite his mental...challenges...nobody can doubt he is very magically talented, even being capable of crafting truly living beings from nothing but Mana, a supposed impossibility. His claws and tail are physical weapons, claws ending in six fingered talons, and a tail ending in a spiked "maul". He does have certain abilities he doesn't know about, such as an unconscious magical defensive system around him that can result in random Death Curses going after people. He is also the only being currently near Earth that can cast Abyss Ion...
- Weaknesses: His own stupidity and childish pettiness usually manage to get the better of him. Unlike other mature dragons, Parallaxus' goals are often very limited in scale, aside a few very, very ambitious ones born of a desire for people to take him seriously. Aside that, his scale armor is very weak to lightning spells, and he's easy to trick, if you know how to go about it.
- Goals: He is not even very sure on the subject. He claims he wants nothing less than world destruction, but has no concrete and lasting plan for this. More or less, he does whatever he feels he wants to do this week. His Co-Dragons were the ones that told him what, exactly, he's supposed to be doing. They're, by and large, far more competent and far, far scarier than Parallaxus.
- Motivation: He was drawn in by an accursed stone called Altracite that transformed him into a powerful dragon, and when he awoke from his stupor resulting from this, he found he had destroyed his own hometown so utterly nothing remained but ashes. However, given the "town" had a bitter and disgusting class division and corruption, he did not feel too badly about it.
- Role in the story: Giant Space Dragon from Nowhere / occasionally has an Enemy Mine with the heroes / very rarely the Big Bad.
- Backstory: Before he became what he is, Parallaxus was just a very poor kid named Scott Athame that wanted to be a hero. As covered, he suffered through a nasty Doomed Home Town event resulting from his picking up a cursed stone that gave him a lot of eldritch power and not much knowledge in how to use it. He was called the "Bane from Witch-Mountain" in his home world, well, before a great many agents of the Esper Organization showed up, with quite a lot of help, defeated his servants, and sealed the dangerous, childish abomination away. He, however, was far from done. He managed to speak to his foremost servant, and set up a cult called Parallaxia on Earth. The cult, ironically, turned out to be far, far more dangerous and horrible than their master, most members being depraved Complete Monster types out to commit omnicide for no reason at all. Hence, they released their master, and ever since, he's been up to one type of trouble or another. He is often seen in Villain Team-Up's, and has tried to create teams of his own numerous times. His most current one is called the Severe Six, and is composed of Lord Eberhart, "Shades" Zehanen, The Gaean, Dabilos, David Graves, and Kanon Kuroune ("I don't wanna be sued, so I had to change the name a few times", or so he said.)
- Relevant Tropes:
- Ascended Fanboy: He was a comics fan, at least in his home world (very different, unusual comics there), he loved the limited TV his low economic class could afford, and he always wanted to be a heroic Mage. Instead, though, he was drawn into the fold of a terrifying magical artifact, and turned into the dangerous "Divine Dragon". Ever since then, though, he's embraced his Super-Villain role with gusto.
- Breath Weapon: He has a variety of breath weapons, including creating a sphere of destructive force and shooting it from his mouth, and breathing any of the elements in a certain fashion.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he is as stupid as they say...and as powerful as they say. Despite being not quite the sharpest blade in the rack, he is capable of surprising deviousness when it comes to using what powers he knows of. It also deserves mention, again, that he can create living things, and that it took more than one thousand Mages plus Espers plus an army and the mightiest mage in his entire homeworld, all to seal him away. He escaped even then!
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Very, very ridiculous personality. When step 3 of taking over / destroying the world involves making your own retail store, you know you're really freaking bizarre. Then there's his Parallaxusisms, aka, "Words Invented by Parallaxus"...
- Such as: "Acccelerailgun! Activatify the Accelerailgun!"
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He full well acknowledges the trope. He has a large retail empire resulting from his ability to get things nobody else can get, and tends to make...things...vastly more competent and dangerous than himself.
- Deal with the Devil: He...tries. He honestly does. Most often, he ends up swindled by the very people he tries to screw over in classic "devilish" fashion.
- Dreadful Musician: Never, ever let Parallaxus sing. It is so utterly horrible it almost qualifies as him being a Musical Assassin. His mix of Poker Face actually killed someone.
- Eldritch Abomination: needless to say. At one point, he accidentally creates a whole race of terrible monsters in his sleep.
- Guttural Growler: It...doesn't make him seem more menacing. At all. Ever. He has a deep, dark and rumbling, villainous voice. And one of his lines is...this.
- "Inconsidiceivabable! He swore he wouldn't escape my chamber of doom and evil while I was talking on the phone! Heroes these days are so rude..."
- Hero Killer: When sufficiently angry. As a general rule, if his eyes really start glowing red, get out of the way. In particular, in one crossover rp called Wrath of the Damned, he went out of control and murdered half an army before Cody blasted him with his weakness, lightning...twenty six freaking times until finally the big damn dragon left.
- Hyper Competent Sidekick: Lord Eclipse is this to him - Eclipse handles all the villainous get-tgoethers, and is the actual, more serious threat. Though, seriously, do not underestimate Parallaxus. This is a dragon who has a power that amounts to Cosmic Retcon.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Even though his definition of friend is warped, he really just wants someone to talk to, who won't run away from him or just blindly treat him like some sort of deity (in the case of the cult and his creations).
- Our Dragons Are Different: Four arms, four wings, and four eyes, can talk, has retail stores, is very mentally strange, and somewhat eldritch.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Played with; Parallaxus' Heralds can be just as wacky as he can be...but some of them go really, really insane with the power.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He is actually more dangerous sealed away than when released.
- Villain Song: His retail store has a song in most of its advertisements, and his theme is the very same. Its a rather narmy song, and we never hear the full thing.
- Villain Team-Up: He has orchestrated many of these, his most recent being the frequently copyright challenged "Severe Six."
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He's pretty crazy himself, but his heralds can really play this trope straight. Almost nightmarishly so. Its often said the Divine Dragon is not as dangerous as his Heralds simply because they mostly know how to use their tremendous power, and are much more devoted to the whole Omnicidal Maniac thing.
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A pair of Love Interests. For other characters in the same universe, go here or here. Name: Padma (later Queen Ashura) Age: child to adult Personality: The High Queen, The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask. She is very aggressive, but also capable of keeping a cool head when she needs to. Also very intelligent and a Manipulative Bastard. While she is not above using occasional flirtation to get her way, she absolutely refuses to sleep with men to get what she wants, and prefers to use her brain instead. Abilities: As a child, she was a thief and beggar, the experience of the latter which gave her skill in manipulating people's emotions. She is also one of the "true" priestesses of Fate, a Seer who can see possible futures and even give blessings or curses without having her power interrupted by the Deus ex Machina. Weaknesses: She is a low-born woman in a very Blue Blood male-dominated setting, has a nasty habit of harboring grudges, and often jumps to conclusions. As queen, she also doesn't have much combat experience in either fighting or leading. Goals/Motivation: Revenge for her older sister's death. Role in Story: Anti-Villain Backstory: Padma was born the second daughter of a poor family. After her parents died when their older daughter was still a teenager and Padma was still a toddler, the older daughter tried to support both of them via prostitution, although she eventually works her way up to courtesan, but runs into trouble trying to leave the profession. Padma wouldn't learn of her sister's profession until much later and at a young age falls in with a group of thieves, but later becomes involved with the Fate priestesses. She ends up using her thief skills to gain her powers without going through a ritual that makes her subject to the Deus ex Machina that controls Fate. This makes her a "true" priestess, although the priestesses under control of the Deus label her "the Heretic". Meanwhile, her sister gets some "high profile" clients and is eventually killed in a political scheme. After learning of her sister's profession and realizing that the cause of her death goes all the way up to the country's royalty, she uses her abilities to blackmail, lie, cheat, and back-stab until she actually ends up overthrowing the existing monarchy and becomes queen herself. In the process, she ends up a rival of a Cersei-like character who uses sex to work her way up the social ladder, something Padma finds disgusting due to her background.
Name: Karna (named after the character in the Mahabharata) Age: teenager to adult Personality: A Proud Warrior Race Guy who is a lot nicer than his appearance and reputation suggests. However, he has a very dominant personality and can be very hot-tempered when slighted. Abilities: He is a demi-god with Super Strength, Super Speed, and Super Reflexes. Like his namesake, he is also a master archer. Weaknesses: He has terrible luck. Goals/Motivation: To get the Dei ex Machina to recognize him. Role In Story: The Dragon and Love Interest to Queen Ashura. He also serves as the noble The Rival who is inevitably killed by The Hero because he's on the wrong side of a conflict, like his namesake or Hector in The Iliad. Backstory: He is the son of a Deus ex Machina (although not the Top God like the father of The Hero) and a peasant mother. Because of the other Dei's bigotry against the peasant class, he was never recognized as a half-god by them, and Fate was turned against him. This made him very bitter and he attempted to make a name for himself as a mercenary to either force the Dei to recognize him or at least spite them and their plans. At the age of thirteen, he was raped by a noblewoman. This gave him a very different view of women than most of the men in the setting. After becoming exposed to the practice of raping women during conquests, his similar experience made him sympathetic to them, and thus ended up developing a respect for women, that coupled with his good looks, ended up turning him into somewhat of a Chick Magnet. While he will respond to a woman's genuine distress, he gets very angry if he thinks a woman is manipulating or seducing him, and absolutely refuses to submit to any female authority figure.
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Name: Multiple. This character is more or less God, which I imagine, for the purpose of the story, as an all-encompassing intelligence with many different personalities. The villain of the story is one of these personalities, a devil figure called Vaul Kizer. Age: Impossible to determine. He has been around since before the Big Bang, making him at least as old as the universe. Personality: Vaul Kizer is megalomaniacal, but understated. He is, in my mind, very much a cousin to Lucifer of Christian theology—not the sassy kind that makes pop culture references, but cool-headed and menacing, the kind of character that is always in control, even when he's not. He wields fear like another limb. His underlings are constantly afraid of him losing his temper, though he never does. He is manipulative, able to intuitively know and exploit a person's innermost desires to get what he wants. He's charming and seductive, with no objections to using his (conjured) looks and sex appeal to sway people. He is also not technically a "he", but a genderless being merely mimicking a male devil figure from an alien culture. Abilities: Vaul Kizer challenges woolly-minded mortal notions of being and perception in every way. A glimpse of what he and his realm really are (or are not) would cause all but the most intelligent to Go Mad from the Revelation. He is potentially a universe-shattering Reality Hacker, but he is currently in an underpowered state due to being out of touch with his universe for so long. (If this is hard to grasp, imagine you design a video game, then leave it alone for a while. When you come back, you discover that, although much about your creation is familiar, you've forgotten the controls.) He has a vast army at his command with far-reaching influence; a foot in every camp. Just about every significant group or organization on every planet in the Xiron Galaxy has a Kizerist agent in its ranks. When he condescends to take physical form, he's able to take any shape. Weaknesses: All of Vaul's weaknesses in the story come from his lack of understanding of the universe. Although he created the universe, he's forgotten how to control it and has had to relearn his god-like powers. He finds concepts such as non-omnipotence and physical limitations (such as being trapped in a single moment in time and being able to maintain only a limited number of bodies and/or consciousnesses) difficult to comprehend. He sometimes appears distracted, as though trying to hold a conversation with the person in front of him while on a phone call—this is due to cause and effect messing with his perception of his "selves". There are some things he cannot do—not necessarily because it's impossible, but because the alternative is simpler. For example, time manipulation. Because his native realm is timeless, it's easier for Vaul to manipulate time from there instead of entering the material universe and painstakingly "rewinding" time by manipulating the data that comprises the universe. Such an act would take a near-infinite amount of processing power and is far beyond Vaul's current abilities. His preferred method is to set a plan into action and sink back into his realm, then "wait" for it to unfold, like someone working in trial-and-error fashion at a very fast pace. Pull one thread and examine its effects in the future. If it doesn't work, or the outcome is somehow undesirable, roll it back and try again. (Note: Time travel was never going to be a thing in my story. It's icky and I didn't want to do it. But I realized someone with the ability to disassemble matter on a mathematical/informational level might feasibly be able to control time as well, "simply" by recalculating the positions of all the contents of the universe and "rewinding" them to an earlier point in time. Anyone outside the area of effect for the rewind—i.e. the universe—would be immune to its effects and thus retain knowledge gained during that time—and voila, time travel. However, as there are infinite pasts, the calculations for the rewind have to be very precise. Forward time travel in this manner would also be possible, but no less complicated.) Goals: Eventually, a total takeover of the universe (perhaps more of a "multiverse"). He's been given a task by the other gods (there's both one god and many gods; it's deliberately paradoxical) or personalities to take over one of the many realities in the universe as a test of his abilities before a real, all-encompassing, multiuniversal takeover can be attempted. He's starting in the Xiron Galaxy. Motivation: Vaul feels that God isn't truly godlike because it has neglected the universe and the lessons it was trying to teach itself. It can never create great things if it doesn't understand the simple things first. In his mind, conquering the universe and making it his own will be to gain understanding of it. He tends to think sideways like that. Role in the story: Vaul is actually a very minor presence in the story, mostly only showing up to direct his lieutenant, Zarius, who fills in for him as the leader of the Kizeric Army while he hones his reality-warping skills. Officially, he is in charge of the invasion which hits the occupied worlds of the Protectorate, the sole spacefaring civilization of the galaxy. Backstory: Vaul's backstory is pretty much the backstory of the universe. Before creation, God imagined itself and came into being ("I think, therefore I am"), but lacked purpose. It wanted to think about things, and had nothing to think about, so it created the universe. (The actual "creation" story in my universe is much more complicated and metaphysical than that, though. I don't want to ramble too much.) For a while God watched the universe, and then it got bored, so it went off and did some other stuff for a while. One of its personalities got interested in the universe again, then discovered it no longer had any power over it, so it entreated the others to try and take it back. They said, "OK, but baby steps—one reality first." Relevant Tropes:
- Dimension Lord—Though sort of a weak one at the moment. If he were to ever reach full power, he would be a Multiversal Conqueror—assuming one of God's more benevolent personalities didn't intervene.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form
- A Form You Are Comfortable With—How he usually chooses to present himself, on account of the above. May have an Appearance is in the Eye of the Beholder effect if multiple people are present.
- Blue and Orange Morality
- Bigger Bad—He is this to Zarius.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Flaming Devil—Has shades of this, though Vaul has no gender preference. He's not quite a Horny Devil, though. Sex appeal, for him, is a tool for manipulation.
- God is Evil—Or rather, one of his personalities is evil.
- Cosmic Horror Story
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien—The difference between this and God is a deliberate theme in the story.
- Sentient Cosmic Force—He is this as well.
- The Omnipotent—Of, potentially, the most powerful variety possible.
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edited 20th Feb '13 5:50:12 PM by shiro_okami
- Name: (None yet)
- Age: Late 30’s to early 50’s (not exactly decided yet)
- Personality: Very ambitious and hardworking, she’s willing to essentially do anything to maintain her status. She doesn’t mind social events and is capable of being a quite cordial person when she isn’t performing tasks that aren’t exactly ‘ethical.’ She is often somewhat arrogant and occasionally believes she may possibly be Surrounded by Idiots.
- Abilities: She is a mage who is quite skilled in her magical abilities. She can wield a few weapons quite decently. She is also literate in a setting where having the ability to read isn’t known by everyone.
- Weaknesses: She doesn’t really care who she must use to obtain her goals, so she lacks allies outside of her immediate group of acquaintances. She hasn’t been educated well in certain areas and this is noticable when she must strategize.
- Goals: To ensure that the current ruler of hero empire remains stable. To ensure she will maintain both her position and lifestyle.
- Motivation: She grew up as a poor member of a working class, but after helping out the former Big Bad ,(Let’s just refer to him as ‘Jon’) she managed to rise in position and become educated. She ardently works to ensure that she will never be poor again.
- Role in the story: She acts as a mother figure to the present Big Bad (let’s just call him ‘Dan’) and tries to ensure his mentally stability so that he can maintain his rule. She is also one of the major villains and a leader in the Evil Empire. Her death is a major contributor to its collapse.
- Backstory: She was a dirt poor servant working for the king’s court, just as her family had for several generations. As a teenager, she walked in on Jon attempting to murder his other
- Ambition Is Evil
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Beserker Button: Mentioning her humble origins and not respecting her authority are HUGE ones
- Boomerang Bigot: She absolutely HATES having to deal with the uneducated poor, despite being one of them at one point
- Dark Chick: A subversion. Although she appears be almost a Team Mom-like character at first, she simply fufills this role out of necessity and doesn’t actually enjoy it.
- Evil Matriarch: Limited mainly to her relationship with Dan. She genuinely doesn’t care about him emotionally that much and her care for him is mainly to keep him motivated and to ensure he doesn’t hurt himself.
- Faux Affably Evil: Initially appears to actually care about her Morality Pet, (Dan) but actually doesn’t give a shit about him.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Even though she isn’t exactly ‘royalty’.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Lady of War
- Neutral Evil
- Perky Female Minion: A very subdued case, she mainly uses this to ensure Dan remains enthusiastic about ruling.
- Pervert Mom: Her relationship with Dan has occasional hints of Incest Subtext, despite the fact she is only a maternal ‘figure.’
- Sexual Assault as Backstory: Inverted. She took advantage of Dan once or twice while she was either extremely bored or not sober (This probably won’t be brought up in the series and if it is, it will not be made light of in the slightest)
- Rich Bitch
- Well Intentioned Extremeist: Subverted. She ‘justifies’ her actions as being simply something she must do in order to support herself and keep herself off the streets, mostly just selfish reasons.
- Wicked Cultured
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edited 22nd Feb '13 10:25:30 AM by JHM