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message 1: by RedPath (last edited Jul 21, 2011 09:08PM) (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Name: Damien. Or at least that's what he tells the main
character.

Age: About 1500 years.

Appearance: Damien's got a canine-like appearance. His jaw is square with really thin lips and his overall face is rugged looking. He's handsome in a way that sets you on edge, especially since his eyes are red. He's extremely muscular and weighs 180 pounds even though he's only 5'9''. Even though he's strong, he's not very fast and relies on outsmarting his target. His teeth are sharp and shaped like a dog's. His skin is tan and has multiple scars even though it's tough.

Whenever Damien's hunting/amongst his pack/trying to intimidate, he reverts to a more primitive form. He gains a wolf's physique and appearance with hind legs, a triangle shaped head, claws, and a tail. His fur is dark green, almost black. His eyes, however, remain distinctly his own. He's the leader of his pack, so he's REALLY BIG.

Things you know about the character so far:
Damien is a charismatic alpha dog. He's a natural leader and he can talk others into following his cause and sharing his beliefs. He'll generally try to talk his way out of confrontation before he does anything physical. He has a really good memory, and isn't too bad about reading body language. He's a strict pack leader and doesn't allow for foolishness. He demands loyalty from his pack and is a control freak, always trying to change things in or out of his control.

However, Damien is greedy and self-serving, even if he doesn't know it. At the end of the day, he really has his own interests in mind. This side of him only comes out when he's in a crisis situation and he isn't even fully aware that he does this. It will most likely be his undoing.

Things you know about the character's past:
Weeellll, so far, Damien lives in the Void, which is the place that exiled souls are sent to in order to keep them from being recycled back to earth. Souls that are in the Void have generally done significantly more bad than good on earth throughout each life, if they've done any good at all.

ANYWHO, there are enough souls in the Void that they've all banded together in a ragtag form of society. Eventually they all decided, "Hey, we hate it here. Let's try to go back to the Spirit's Republic. We'll teach them a lesson or two about exiling us." So after some research, they established relative area where souls enter the Void and they sent out some people to break through the barrier that prevents them from going back.

This is where Damien comes in. He's in charge of this whole operation. He believes strongly in his cause and will get rid of anything or anyone who gets in his way.

Where you think the character will end up: It wouldn't be any fun if I told you.

What you want help with: Physical flaws and redemptions, personality tune-ups, quirks, and maybe a better name than Damien.


message 2: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Redemtions...maybe he isn't completely merciless...?


message 3: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Maybe...does he come of as merciless?


message 4: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Well, no, but I didn't think you'd want him to be a softy.


message 5: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments True true. He IS the antagonist...


message 6: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments *nods* Antagonists are only good if they're evil.


message 7: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Or else they're not very good at their jobs.


message 8: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Exactly. That's what we're paying them to do, so they darn well better do it!


message 9: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Thank you! They just have no clue sometimes.


message 10: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I know, right?


Jordan, The Picture Magician (aka Probie) (thepicturemagicianakaprobie) | 94 comments But...we don't pay them.


message 12: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments You mean your villains work for free? :O


message 13: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Such nice villains!


message 14: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I know! Cassie's are expensive.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

You would not believe what I have to pay Alessandro.


message 16: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Very expensive, is he?

Anybody have any suggestions?


message 17: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Ummm. I don't know. I'm kind of braindead rigjt mpw/

AND I CAN'T FREAKING TYPE.


message 18: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments I can tell. O.o DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN FINGERS DON'T DO THEIR JOBS?


message 19: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments YES. EVEN MORE THAN WHEN VILLAINS DON'T DO THEIR JOBS.

Because Cassie pays the villains. Not me. But I have to pay my fingers.


message 20: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments EACH?


message 21: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Yes, stupid things.


message 22: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments O.O How can you afford to do that? I'd be broke...


message 23: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Hehehe. I'm in the hole.


message 24: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments You're wallet must hate you.


message 25: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments It does. It's starving.


message 26: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments The poor thing. :(


message 27: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments It wants food but my fingers keep taking it.


message 28: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments And if you don't give it to your fingers, then they'll go on strike.


message 29: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I know. Then they might convince my wrists and arms to go on strike too.

That'd be a bigger problem for me than it would for most people...


message 30: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Yes, yes it would. And everyone knows how easily beguiled arms and wrists are.


message 31: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Not as easily as my legs were, I guess.

Can we talk about something else? What else do you want help with?


message 32: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Mostly his personality. I want him to be the kind of antagonist that has a mission and really believes in his cause.


message 33: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Hmm...Maybe he's a control freak?


message 34: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Yes! That works.


message 35: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments :) Awesome. Anything else?


message 36: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments How about physical flaws?


message 37: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I'll have to think about that.


message 38: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Okay then. :)

Love the new picture by the way.


message 39: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Thanks. It fits me, I think.


message 40: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments I'm sad to say this, but it kinda does.


message 41: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments Yeah. I wish it didn't.


message 42: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments We all wish that.


message 43: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments So.


message 44: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Mainly because everyone on here adores you.


message 45: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I wish I could understand why.


message 46: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments It's hard to explain.


message 47: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments I'm glad there's someone who doesn't just rattle off compliments.


message 48: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments Why thank you. :) It's just hard not to like you.


message 49: by Mitch (new)

Mitch (i-am-not-real) | 425 comments *nervous smile*


message 50: by RedPath (new)

RedPath | 562 comments *creepy smile* *stops*

Sorry. Force of habit. >.>


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