This one's more of an Awesome Big Idea, but I can't think of where else to post it.
Murky's subplot involving the World Tree
me. It's an artifact from the first iteration of the show, when everything was less organized and we hadn't applied the Only One Power rule yet, but we couldn't drop it because of that bit where the Tree tells her where her family is.
At the same time, we've had a hard time coming up with material for Murky that ties her to the main plot with anything sturdier than two-ply cotton sewing thread. This was only exacerbated, not alleviated, by the fact that the Tree could talk to her and no one else, and especially by it telling her something that prompted her to leave the group.
I mean, damn. It's like we were trying
to keep her largely irrelevant to the other characters.
So here's my idea. Drop the idea of the World Tree being specially connected to Murky. We don't need it. Also drop the idea of her learning from it where her family is.
Instead, have the Fairy Godmother
tell Murky where her family is. Murky's big Character Development
subplot can occur in the course of the group's dealings with the FG, and it can revolve around this piece of information. And this would be a sort of clue to the audience that Murky would be better off not
chasing down her family as soon as she finds out where they are. It makes it more important to keep her in the group, specifically because
the FG is telling her something that would get her to leave.
We'll have to work out more of the details as we get closer to that season, but I think this ties up a few of the loose ends that have been plaguing us practically since the start of the project.
edited 6th Mar '10 9:28:26 PM by Karalora