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Edited by nombretomado on Sep 23rd 2019 at 4:42:19 AM

Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Dec 2nd 2019 at 2:48:25 PM

miraculous: It definitely took some getting used to at first. Not bad just unique.

Edited by Bullman on Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:51:02 AM

SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Draftsman of Doom
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:02:10 PM

[tup] Dracula.

I just watched Precious Cargo with Bruce Willis, and it turns out that there are no keepers in that film, since the mob boss seems generic by mob boss standards.

Edited by SkyCat32 on Dec 2nd 2019 at 6:09:17 AM

Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?!
therealjackieboy All in all, you're just another brick in the wal from Austin, TX Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
All in all, you're just another brick in the wal
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:04:31 PM

@miraculous: I still haven't done a Dracula yet. :(

Anyways, [tup] for Count Dracula.

Happy 40th to an amazing album.
miraculous If I cannot be better than them. from South Africa
If I cannot be better than them.
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:06:31 PM

Well if you want he probably counts in The Historian but the books size put me off. I mean if you want to I can send you a link to it though.

Like any other book versions that I can think of which are t up already and are heinous enough (Including a Gender Flip of him in Lada Dracul of The conquerors Saga) have redeeming qualities or Pet the Dog Moments.

Edited by miraculous on Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:19:22 AM

I will become so much worse. Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It's disgusting,and I can't stop.
ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:22:21 PM

Jackie, try music. That's where I got my Dracula/Vlad, Bathory, Hitler, Mengele, AND Jack, along with Karadzic.

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CloisterTheStupid from Oop North Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
G-Editor Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Baby Yoda
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:32:05 PM

[tup] to Dracula

His presence is everywhere
Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:40:13 PM

Okay here's the Count's write up.

  • IDrakula by Bekka Black: The Count is an evil vampire and the ruler of a small nation in Romania. Driving Renfield insane, the Count feeds on his replacement Johnathan Harker and eventually leaves him trapped in his castle to turn. While trapped Johnathan discovers a room full of corpses, including small children. Arriving in New York, The Count begins feeding on people and turn Lucy Westenra into a vampire. When Mina Murray and Abe Van Helsing destroy two of his coffins, the Count kills Renfield for trying to help them and bites Mina to turn into a vampire. Killing a security guard and simply watching Lucy get destroyed, the Count tries to manipulate Mina into joining his side.

Edited by Bullman on Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:45:00 AM

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:50:16 PM

  • iDrakula, by Bekka Black: The Count is an evil vampire and the ruler of a small nation in Romania. Driving Renfield insane, the Count feeds on his replacement Johnathan Harker and eventually leaves him trapped in his castle to turn. While trapped Johnathan discovers a room full of corpses, including small children. Arriving in New York, the Count begins feeding on people and turns Lucy Westenra into a vampire. When Mina Murray and Abe Van Helsing destroy two of his coffins, the Count kills Renfield for trying to help them and bites Mina to turn into a vampire. Killing a security guard and simply watching Lucy get destroyed, the Count tries to manipulate Mina into joining his side.

Final batch, with an even 25, is here.

[down] Done.

Edited by ACW on Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:00:17 AM

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Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Dec 2nd 2019 at 3:55:35 PM

ACW: Can you make it "turns Lucy Westenra".

Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:02:02 PM

If we are making a writeup for Satan from The Monk, we could also use a rewrite for Ambrosia

  • Ambrosio, the eponymous character, is an epitome of a Sinister Minister character type and the story is about him falling from grace after being tempted to sin. The first scene showing him preaching to the audience hints at his prideful nature. After breaking his vow of chastity Ambrosio jumps to committing kidnapping, Black Magic, rape, murder and incest before selling his own soul to Satan, the only supernatural element left unambiguous in the whole story.

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:09:33 PM

Oh, that. Tyk's gonna read it at some point; the question is if Ambrosio still counts or if he was too influenced by Satan.

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Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:15:59 PM

I get it, but keep or cut the writeup needs to go.

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:16:43 PM

Eh, I'll just replace it for now, and then he can be re-added with a new writeup if necessary later.

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MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:29:56 PM

Found this on YMMV.The Chathrand Voyages and Monster.Literature A To C.

  • Complete Monster: The Chathrand Voyages has mostly morally ambiguous conflict between basically decent people trying to do the right thing, extremely ruthless people trying to do the right thing, and bad people who are driven by deep-seated personal trauma. That said, there are two characters, brother and sister Evil Sorcerers, whom everyone else agrees are completely evil:
    • Arunis is an immortal, sociopathic, manipulative sorcerer who set most of the immediate plot (including the coming world war between superpower empires and the retrieval of an extremely dangerous Artifact of Doom) in motion to further his own ends. Those ends turn out to be arranging the destruction of the world as an offering to the Night Gods, so that they will be impressed enough to elevate him to godhood himself. In pursuit of this goal, he kills, tortures, and Mind Rapes his way across two continents, including sacrificing his own (few) loyal minions for short-term advantage, all without the slightest whiff of remorse. His in-universe reputation is well-earned. He even manages to make trouble post-mortem, with his ghost mind raping one man to the point of completely destroying his personality while trying to possess him. Guy was an Asshole Victim, but still.
    • Macadra is Arunis's rival, on-and-off co-conspirator, peer in age, power, and wickedness, and his sister. She wants the same Artifact of Doom he does, though she intends to conquer the world rather than destroy it. Her handiwork is mostly plainly visible in the fate of the Empire of Bali Adro, whose throne she subverted centuries ago, in the process turning it from a prosperous, enlightened society to a totalitarian hellhole (much to the horror of the time-displaced Bali Adrans traveling with the protagonists). Like her brother, she's The Dreaded and a Bad Boss, and she drives her soldiers so hard in pursuit of the heroes across the last book that they end up deserting in droves as soon as they have the opportunity. After Arunis is killed at the end of the third book, she takes over as the most visible threat to the Chathrand and the world in the fourth and final volume.

It is on the main page, but the unprofessional way it is written leads me to believe that it went up before The Purge of bad examples happened, and we somehow missed it. Anyone familiar enough with the series to see if they both fit? And if so, can we get new writeups?

Edited by MasterN on Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:32:29 AM

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:30:47 PM

Nope. Master Ghandalf proposed both of those here.

MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:34:12 PM

Well, 'Guy was an Asshole Victim, but still' is unmistakably Word Cruft, and has NO place on a CM writeup. And the blurb at the beginning is way too long. Anyone want to offer to rewrite? Unfamiliar with the series.

Edited by MasterN on Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:35:25 AM

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
falcontalons from Kinderheim 511
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:39:00 PM

Yes to Dragwena, Martin Barlow, the Master, Popov, Count Lee, Radovan, and Dracula.

No to Nobuyuki.

@Overlord: Not feeling the Cluny quote, but the Skeletor one is fine.

Edited by falcontalons on Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:48:56 AM

43110 36 styles of danger from the Brooklyn zoo Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
36 styles of danger
Dec 2nd 2019 at 4:55:38 PM

Generally I try not to do this but having consulted two people I trust very much on the matter I feel comfortable offering this touch up to Ragyo's entry.

Her current:

  • Kill la Kill: Ragyo Kiryuin is the Big Bad and possibly one of the worst parents in all of fiction. Her ultimate goal is the annihilation of the human race by transforming the Earth into a cocoon for the parasite alien Life Fibers. She desires nothing less than the total physical, mental, and sexual domination of everyone that she comes into contact with, up to and including her own daughters. Prior to the start of the show, Ragyo married (and later had killed) a genius scientist named Soichiro, with whom she had two daughters: Satsuki and Ryuko, the latter of whom she never bothered to name. After experimenting on both, Ragyo believed that the experiments had cost the newborn Ryuko her life and callously disposed of her as a failure. After finding out seventeen years later that Ryuko is that daughter, Ragyo's first action is to Mind Rape her into subservience that temporarily succeeds. Satsuki fared little better growing up, subject to Ragyo's disturbing attentions and regular molestation. When Satsuki begins her rebellion, she wastes no time in delivering her daughter a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and calling her a worthless failed experiment. She initially seems to display affection for her subordinates, but has absolutely no qualms about absorbing them into herself when it is convenient. When defeated, Ragyo rejects any offer at reconciliation, tearing out her own heart and crushing it with the promise that the Life Fibers will return and destroy all Ryuko held dear.

My proposal:

  • Kill la Kill: Ragyo Kiryuin is the CEO of REVOCS and the monstrous mother of Satsuki Kiryuin and Ryuko Matoi. Aiming to annihilate all life on Earth with the Life Fibers, Ragyo previously married the genius scientist Soichiro, having her aforementioned daughters with him and using them for experiments with the alien Life Fibers, callously throwing away Ryuko when she thought her work had killed her daughter. Over the years, Ragyo has Soichiro hunted down and murdered when he betrayed her, and frequently subjects Satsuki to sexual abuse. Reunited with Ryuko seventeen years later, Ragyo immediately breaks her mind into subservience and later molests her mind-controlled daughter before sending her off in an attempt to kill her friends resisting Ragyo. Even when eventually defeated by Ryuko and offered a chance for reconciliation, Ragyo refuses any kinship and kills herself, cementing her status as a hollow megalomaniac whose only desire was to dominate everything under her own will.

I don't wanna shit on the author of the original but I think there was a certain writing style prevalent back when it was done as compared to now (note the use of tropes as parts of a few sentences). I'm hoping we don't go back to the shitstorm we had earlier in the year when everybody and their mother was getting the facelift treatment but in this case I think it's justified.

Thoughts?

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DemonDuckofDoom Keep away from Pumpkinhead from Some Pond in Hell Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Keep away from Pumpkinhead
Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:02:59 PM

[tup] Martin, Master, Lee, Radovan and Popov

[tdown] Torres. Sounds like he's legit nuts.

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MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:03:20 PM

Looks nice. That being said, can we also trim the Papa/VIRM writeup?

Current:

  • Papa/Vice Chairman are the leaders of APE, a cult that's in charge of the Plantations. He's also known as the VIRM, an ancient Hive Mind who annihilates species that refuse to be subjugated and assimilated. Prior to the main story, the VIRM arrives on Earth and disguises themselves as APE. Claiming themselves to be the savior of humanity, they develop an immortality solution that causes the humans to exhaust the supply of magma, turning the planet into a barren wasteland and making humanity a target for the Klaxosaurs. Despite portraying themselves as a benevolent leader of humanity, VIRM rules the Plantations with an iron fist. Anyone who defies them will either have their minds wiped or be forcibly placed into cryo-storage, the former of which we see happen to Hiro and Zero Two during their childhood and again to Mitsuru and Kokoro after their marriage. When they tried to overtake an area known as Gran Crevasse, Papa willingly orders the detonation of most of the plantations. Later, when the Klaxosaur Princess steals the Star Entity, a weapon VIRM planned to use to wipe out the Klaxo-Sapiens for the second time, they reveal their true identity as the VIRM before absorbing the souls of the humans in his cult. They then decide to destroy the Earth and infects the Star Entity, killing the Klaxosaur Princess and forcing Zero Two to become an Empty Shell to save Hiro. Despite claiming to be well-intentioned in their goals, Papa/Vice Chairman/VIRM is a genocidal sociopath who has an unbridled thirst for power and domination over others.

Can someone trim this, please? Preferably to about the same size as the new Ragyo one? And also, any more comments on this post with the entries I also feel should be rewritten?

Edited by MasterN on Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:06:59 AM

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
43110 36 styles of danger from the Brooklyn zoo Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
36 styles of danger
Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:05:04 PM

Gimme a minute if others agree.

Nvm, gotta work out so Imma just leave this here:

  • Darling in the Franxx: Papa/The Vice Chairman controls the Hive Mind VIRM, a vicious alien species that assimilates others and exterminates those which refuse their subjugation. Arriving on Earth, the VIRM exhaust the planet's magma supply, leaving humans as a target for the Klaxosaurs and rule the planet as a cruel regime with those who defy them having their minds wiped or being left in cryo-storage for their disobedience. After a devastating assault the VIRM attempt to completely wipe out the Klaxo-Sapiens and when Papa reveals himself as the VIRM he tries to absorb the souls of all humanity before deciding to simply destroy Earth, tormenting the heroes as they try to stop the alien monsters.

Edited by 43110 on Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:16:50 AM

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