Variant Shoulder Angels/Devils:
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Just thinking what variants could exist for various characters. Based on my own(hypothetical) ones: On one shoulder, an out-of-shape Basement-Dweller neckbeard that whispers cynicism and discouragement. On the other, a scrawny guy with giant coke-bottle glasses and a plastic blue lightsaber. Probably braces too. Enthusiatic almost everything and passes that on. In case you couldn't tell, the top is the devil-equivalent and the bottom is the angel equivalent. What variants have you written or do you think would exist for you or characters you've written?
edited 23rd Oct '10 1:21:17 PM by AngryBob
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One of my characters has a virtual world, with unintentional representation of these- a black and white silhouette, standing in for his angel and demon. There's also his humanity, represented by a floaty skull. He ends up knocking out the lot of them when he gets tired of their squabbling.
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How about one angel being evil and the other being even more evil than the last one, like this
edited 23rd Oct '10 5:04:37 PM by heartlessmushroom
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How about a bisexual character with a straight guy on one shoulder and a gay guy on the other shoulder?
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In one episode of Just Shoot Me!, Dennis has a little devil version of himself (i.e., David Spade in a red suit with horns) appear. When he asks where the angel is, the conversation is basically: DEVIL: Are you Dennis Finch? FINCH: Yeah... DEVIL: THEN NO!!
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Perhaps the shoulder angels/devils could be more personalized. Eg, a Star Wars geek might have a shoulder Obi-wan and Palpatine.
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Seen all of those before... except for Ooze's suggestion, which I find amusing in concept. What about someone who has "overkill" and "waste not want not" angels? Or a "cloak" angel and "dagger" angel? "Cloak" always recommends sneaking away and coming back after more preparation, "dagger" always wants to attack immediately. (Because obviously this isn't a place where angels fear to tread!)
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Narbonic has some excellent shoulder chibi scenes. The main character has, among others, good, evil, romantic side, inner child, inner nerd and, once in a while, social life. It's well worth the archive binge to find them.
Narbonic was the inspiration for this thread.
My character has a Split Personality Takeover, but often listens to her Morality Pet, but when she's alone The Conscience bothers her and is represented by her Super-Powered Evil Side.
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Well, here are some examples I've used, whether in stories, an Aborted Arc, or one-shots.
In a very short lived comic idea of mine, I had a character who went clothes shopping and she had a fashion/trendy angel and a comfort angel who were trying to influence her purchases (I imagine that the trendy angel would encourage her to wear mini-skirts in the winter while the comfort angel would be all for a big winter coat, thermal underwear, goofy sweater and practical winter boots). If I were going to use these angels long-term I'd probably extrapolate them into a conformity angel and a non-conformity angel or perhaps a preppy angel and a geeky angel (alternatively, a goth angel or a punk angel). I'd recommend analyzing your character for any potential inner conflicts that they might have and then create the shoulder angels from that.
edited 5th Nov '10 9:38:51 PM by Cresneta
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My Human guy has four shoulder fursonas. A dragon that represents his passion: A Bull that's his stubbornness, An owl that's his intelligence, and a Wolf that represents his protective instinct.
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I always liked the Family Guy gag of the Angel having his own Shoulder Angel and Devil.
There's this oldie but goody: some variation on having a demon on one shoulder, and a devil on the other.
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How about an Auditor and an Elf?
edited 7th Nov '10 9:19:43 PM by storyyeller
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