Needs Help: Mystical Waif get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 21st Jun 2014 11:59:00 PM
- A Mysterious Waif is someone who we don't know their identity until much later usually as a plot twist. Emphasis on the mystery angle.
- Usually a the reveal in Mysterious Waif is that she's actually been a Mystical Waif all along but the reveal could be anything. Whats important is that she either doesnt know or cant tell the other hero's what she is. But the heroes can be all like "we'll help you get your memory back" or "even if you can't tell me who you are, I'm going to make you my friend anyway" and then at the end they can be like "Wow you were actually magical all along" or "It doesnt matter that you were magical, when we met i thought you were normal and that means something to me"
- Mystical Waif can have their identity revealed immediately and usually just their very presence is a plot twist in itself. emphasis on the magical angle. Further a Mystical Waif never has to be mysterious.
- She can be upfront about her identity from day one and recruit the heroes specifically to help her mystical quest. The heroes are like "We're going to help you do whatever magic thing needs to be done." and thats the end of it.
edited 25th Apr '14 4:17:53 PM by acrobox
edited 27th Apr '14 9:42:31 AM by Sackett
edited 29th Apr '14 7:32:46 AM by Sackett
A character archetype that frequently appears in Eastern RPGs, the Mystical Waif is a physically young girl (though she may be Really 700 Years Old) in possession of a unique, world-changing power that serves as an important Plot Device. In addition to her magical abilities, it is very common for her to also have a hidden background or secret identity which she herself may not be aware of. Typically introduced as a part of the Call to Adventure, the Mystical Waif often appears to the hero seeking for his help while giving him an exposition to the unknown aspects of their universe. If the story includes romance, she may eventually develop to be the Hero's Love Interest, or at least a contender for one. As far as her personality goes, the Mystical Waif is usually pure-hearted, kind and selfless, but is also distant, naive and lacks communication skills. In combat, she is usually a Squishy Wizard, and her role in the team usually overlaps with White Magician Girl or Barrier Warrior. Other common traits of a Mystical Waif include: odd hair colours (white is particularly common), unusual clothing, a perpetually blank facial expression and a quiet disposition. See also Waif Prophet, Oracular Urchin, Barrier Maiden, and Apocalypse Maiden.
Well, this is just the first draft, and would probably need some more work. I also commented out ZCEs from the main page (since I'm not familiar with most of the works) but it seems that I've cut down half the page.
edited 20th Jun '14 7:21:49 PM by theAdeptrogue
edited 4th Jul '14 9:18:28 AM by Sackett
You need to Get Known to get one of those.