I’ve been tagged again! This time, from the wonderful Penny for the Heroes of Legend Tag! Thank you so much Penny! This tag looks awesome!! It also never hurts to jump right in and tell all of you a little more about my characters, so this is great!
Now, as always, there are a few rules:
- Thank the blogger who tagged you. (Thank you Penny!! I’m so happy I get to do this tag!)
- Answer the following ten questions in the tag. Images of your characters are encouraged, but not necessary. (Yes, pictures!)
- You may only use Original Characters (OCs) for this tag. As expected.
- Characters from fairytale retellings are not allowed. Because then that would be too easy.
- Explain why your character matches the description, because if you don’t, that would not be fun.
- MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. Do not hurt your little babies in this process. (Ah man…)
- Link back to this post: https://imperialscribis.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/tell-a-fairytale-day-the-heroes-of-legend-character-tag/ so I can read about all the fun your characters embark on!
- Tag a few other bloggers to play this game too! (And make sure they’re writers… because if you tag a non-writer to do this one, it would be really awkward.) (agreed…)
Alright, let the fun begin!
Which of your characters…
1. Is most likely to be turned into a frog (and then thrown against the wall because of additional obnoxiousness)
I’m assuming this character isn’t the kind that is turned into a frog with a kiss. XD
This is a tough one… I guess this would be Pietro Percival from Beginnings of Endings (RD 1). I don’t have a picture for him, unfortunately (he’s quite an…eccentric character, really). He’s really annoying to Anne, and almost…I don’t know, he almost gives you the impression of a slimy reptile of some kind. Something happened when he was young which put him in jail and ever since then his brain has been slightly messed up. So even if he was turned into a frog, he would probably jump on your face or croak loudly in your ear or some other really bothersome thing which would promptly get him thrown against a wall.
2. Could probably persuade a man–sent to kill them on pain of death– not to kill them, through charisma or charm alone (or manipulation, whichever way you take it)?
I guess…this would have to be Clayton from Endings of Beginnings (RD 2).
It’s a little tough, though, because sometimes he’s serious and just a great bro with his buddy Lucas. But he’s definitely the most joke-y/charming guy in the story. His outlook on life can be summed up as “the more optimistic you are, the happier your life will be, even if you’re stuck in a tough spot.” So even when I condemn him to a bad lot, he’s still cracking jokes and laughing with his friends (he would also totally convince an assassin sent to kill him that he was too good-looking to be wasted on a stab in the back like some shameful thing done in the dark).
3. Is that kind of person who waves around a weapon (or other sharp pointy object) everywhere they go, regardless of their skill in handling it (which is to say, probably quite doubtful)?
Hmm, I don’t really have a character that does this. Although if anyone would, it would probably be either Pietro or Napoleon from RD 1 and 2. The difference between them is that Pietro would be waving it around like “See me? I’m so important,” and wouldn’t have a clue how to use it, whereas Napoleon would semi-know how to handle it, and would walk around town with it like “Fear me, paysans.”
Napoleon is quite high-maintenance. He’s the emperor of Perusia, and was quite a fun character to write. He talks French, if you couldn’t tell already, and at first I really didn’t like him that much (he was only supposed to be a minor character anyway) but then he unexpectedly shaped up and surprised even me with an abrupt change of attitude as if to say, “You know what, I’m tired of being who you want me to be.”
4. Can endure the most pain with a stoic, completely neutral face (maybe s/he’s dancing)?
Ooh ooh! Ugh there’s so many of these! Alright, instead of trying to choose between them, I’ll just list ’em all. XD
There’s my absolute favorite character-Rodge from Endings of Beginnings (RD 2).
The reason why I like him so much is because he was originally just supposed to be like a side character that was going to play a semi-important role near the end of the book, but then boom! I got really attached to him because he has such a fun personality to write, and he got more attention than I had originally thought in RD 2. Rodge is…the very definition of stoic. If he endured a slow and painful death by fire, he would probably die without a flinch, with the most rigid and frozen face you’ve ever seen on a human. And no, you can bet Rodge would not be dancing. XD
Then there’s Rodrick (aka Rod) from The Man in the Doorway.
Rod is similar to Rodge in terms of strictness, but not as strict (also yes, their names are very similar. Rod will probably go through a name change, although I haven’t exactly been able to fix upon a better name for him yet). Whereas the only real emotion Rodge has shown is on the inside, Rodrick has shown some emotion occasionally, including helping a little girl (but I can’t say too much because #spoilers!).
And finally-Erick, from RD 1 and 2.
Erick was originally my first stoic character. He is a general in the Lascotian Army, and started out quite stern and strict, but then in RD 2 he sort of melted into a more emotional guy. I think I put him under a ton of stress in RD 2 and so since I messed his tranquil world up so much, he cracked a little under the immense amount of fear, guilt, and emotions. As a result, he has shown a little more emotion then I think he would have been comfortable with showing, but I think it really helped him and someone else that his more emotional side came out, so I don’t think he’s worse for all the wear and tear I put him through (sorry Erick! It was for the best, right? right…?).
Their level of stoicism is in that order: Rodge has the most, then Rod, and then Erick. I think I like my stoic characters the best, honestly. Probably because they react so well no matter what I throw at them: torture, being torn from loved ones, loneliness, villains (or as the case may be, good-guys)…hard choices… *sobs* If you couldn’t tell, I’m the meanest to the characters I love most, it’s sad.
5. Is most likely to pull off a Hua Mulan and face a trial as one of the opposite gender if need arises?
Anne Rahms, the MC from RD 1 and 2 would be most likely to do this, even in an exact situation like the one Hua Mulan was in: she’d go fight in a battle in the place of her father in a heartbeat (especially one battle her father fought in…).
She really does value her loved ones more than herself, and has a fierce love for her entire family which goes beyond the pain of death. In fact, that love can sort of complicate things, because her enemies (and author) sometimes prey off of that loyalty.
6. Would be quickest to obey a talking cat when it demands them to buy it a pair of boots?
Hmm…probably cute little Eleanor from Endings of Beginnings (RD 2).
Eleanor is a smol four-year-old who was traumatized from having a cruel uncle and learning something about her parents. She is a little naive, and is prone to believe a lot of whatever Anne tells her. Her thought process in a situation like this would be “The poor kitty! It doesn’t have any shoes!”
7. Is willing to do anything– absolutely anything– in order to rescue someone s/he loves (includes killing innocent foxes and asking the moon for help)?
Anne Rahms, without a doubt. She would climb Mount Everest, fight some wicked monster, or ask the moon for help in a heartbeat if any of that would save the loved ones she has left, or bring her to the ones she’s lost. As you can probably imagine, this gets her in some tough situations where she needs to decide between what’s best for her or what’s best for her family.
8. Seems to stubbornly not die no matter what you put them through (if you haven’t tried the Big Bad Wolf, now’s the time)?
Hm, I’ve actually not had much trouble killing off my characters (that’s probably not a good thing). My children are quite well-behaved on that score, so I guess the only character who has slightly been a problem is… George from RD 1 and 2. You see, in RD 1 he was basically Erick’s sidekick. But then…things changed, and George, well, was no longer a favorite of mine and I’ve kinda wanted to just…get rid of him. I was able to simply ignore him for basically the entire RD 2, but then his annoying head had to pop up near the end and I haven’t been able to squash him. Oh well. Maybe it was meant to be that he should live on.
9. Is the terrifyingly malicious, extra-megalomaniacal, wildly unpredictable Queen of Hearts/Bluebeard villain (the kind that makes you want to run and hide)?
(Wow. Extra-megalomaniacal. Can we all just take a minute to appreciate the effort that went into choosing this adjective for a terribly malicious villain? XD)
Ooh, now this describes Pietro! He is definitely my extra-megalomaniacal, wildly unpredictable Bluebeard villain. He is quite terrifying and cruel, which differentiates him from his fellow side villain/s. While he sounds somewhat insane, he is actually sort of smart. He’s just really evil and unpredictable, which makes him appear insane, because it’s like, why is he so evil?
10. Is the terrifyingly placid, blood-freezingly calm, monotone-voiced villain that is Every Fairytale Villain in History Incarnate (the kind that makes you want to run and hide)?
This one is actually very easy to answer (which is a bad thing because I don’t want a villain that is every fairytale villain in history incarnate! *sobs into my cliche villain’s sleeve*)
Meet good ol’ Professor Madrid from Endings of Beginnings (RD 2).
Madrid is also kind of extra-megalomaniacal, but he’s more of a cool, calculating evil type, not wild and unpredictable (well, he is unpredictable because he’s a villain and all villains are somewhat unpredictable, even the cliche ones, but not in the sense that his mood is unpredictable). He usually wears a white doctor suit with epaulets, but if he wasn’t, he would be wearing a stylish suit/shirt. Madrid likes taking things slow; he analyzes things carefully and usually has things planned out way before he actually starts putting them into action. But in danger, he doesn’t delay to get out, so in that respect, he is not slow.
And that is the end of the tag! Thank you so much, again, Penny for this lovely tag! For those I’m tagging, I tag:
Bunny (!! Do it! Do it!)
Kenzie (is it bad that the whole time I was doing this tag, I was thinking of which of your characters would best fit these descriptions? XD)
And don’t worry: the above-mentioned-tagged are all writers, so this shouldn’t be awkward. XD If anyone else would like to take a go at this, go ahead and do it-it’s worth it. Go have some fun, everyone!
Until next time…!
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