Variant Shoulder Angels/Devils:

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1 AngryBob23rd Oct 2010 01:19:56 PM from That one place
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

4 OOZE23rd Oct 2010 05:23:09 PM from Transsexual,Transylvania
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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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5 RedneckRocker23rd Oct 2010 05:48:18 PM from None Of Your Business
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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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7 Noaqiyeum23rd Oct 2010 11:11:04 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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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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8 Nomic24th Oct 2010 01:48:34 AM from beyond the Void
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I've though about including a gag where Zaran has a Shoulder Devil and a Shoulder Demon. One says the usual Shoulder Devil stuff (encouraging selfish behavious and so on), the other just keeps yelling "Killmaimburn! Killmaimburn!". She usually ignores both of them.
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.
10 AngryBob24th Oct 2010 01:12:26 PM from That one place
Narbonic was the inspiration for this thread.
11 sabrina_diamond25th Oct 2010 04:39:36 AM from inside my own belly... , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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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12 YouMustDie5th Nov 2010 05:20:13 PM from Somewhere on the Ocean Blue , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Well, here are some examples I've used, whether in stories, an Aborted Arc, or one-shots.

Ironic, huh?
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

14 SalFishFin5th Nov 2010 11:35:20 PM from A respectful distance away , Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
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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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15 SandJosieph6th Nov 2010 12:12:00 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
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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.
17 storyyeller7th Nov 2010 09:19:31 PM from Appleloosa , Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
How about an Auditor and an Elf?

edited 7th Nov '10 9:19:43 PM by storyyeller

The four elements expressing emotions over a moral/ethical option.

Fire- hotheaded / Blow stuff up.

Water- Cool / kind.

Air- Rebellious / Fun-loving.

Earth - Stoic / wise.

Fifth element - Lighting - cunning / quick-thinking.
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