Friday, September 19, 2014

Beautiful People: September 2014 [Villain's Edition]

Sorry I haven't been able to do Beautiful People until now! :) This month is interesting because we're focusing on villains! :D

As always, it was hard for me to choose which character to showcase this month. In terms of villains, I don't have a whole lot; or at least not many that are developed enough. In past stories, it's been a multitude of villains or things that get in the way of my characters reaching their goals. But I decided to settle down once and for all with an idea, so here she is.

In my current WIP (dragon story), there are multiple villains, though  most don't appear until way later (as in, I haven't written them yet). But I've had an idea for the big macho, main villain in mind for a while now. She doesn't have a name yet because I haven't found a perfect fit. But meet: The White Queen (her title, this is subject to change, as is her character).

She basically wants to rule the entirety of the world and she wants to control all the dragons that are born or soon to be born. She has a complicated back story that's slowly been forming in my mind. She's been wronged and she wants revenge and justice. She thinks the only way to ensure that is to take over the world and rule it as empress, dragons included.

Here are the questions:

1. What is their motive?

The White Queen wants to unite the kingdoms of Gaia and the kingdoms of Gauis under one ruling to eliminate corruption in the world, which she had become a product of. She wants to essentially "save" certain people from certain fates, as well as control the dragons in order to "save" them too from death.

2. What do they want, and what are they prepared to do to get it?

She wants revenge on her father, who essentially abused her mother and then banished her mother. But she also wants to protect others from having a similar life as her. She wants control of the dragons to save them from corrupt leaders. She is prepared to do anything and everything, including necromancy, experimentation, war, and of course, murder.

3. How do they deal with conflict?

As I haven't developed her much yet, I don't know. I suppose she probably doesn't deal with it well and might get angry, resort to violence, and cause havoc. Or she could be totally cool and normal with conflict. I haven't decided, I guess.

4. Describe their current place of residence.

She lives in an abandoned fortress. Most of the fortress is in ruins from a siege that ended the lives of those who lived there once before. It's a dark, dismal place on the outskirts of the civilized world, which means it is frequently visited by pirates and bandits as a place for shelter and hiding when knights patrol the area.

5. If they were writing this story, how would it end?

She would kill her father and take over his kingdom, then eventually she would gain control of the other kingdoms in Gaia before attacking Gauis. She would be empress of the world and all dragons would obey her.

6. What habits, speech patterns, etc. are unique to them?

Since she isn't quite developed yet, I don't know. She does like talking about herself a lot though. She's also good at projecting her voice.

7. How do they show love? What do they like to do with/for people they love?

She shows love by exacting revenge on anyone that has done her wrong. And by fleeing from her family because she believes she will only endanger them (because she's an illegitimate child).

8. Do they have any pets?

Dragons. A few soldiers. :P

9. Where would they go to relax/think?

Away from everyone else, Possibly her chambers, maybe to a place that gives her a grand view. The ocean. It's hard for her to find a place to relax.

10. What is their weapon of choice? (FYI: words, eyes/looks, and fists count as weapons, too.)

I think she would choose a curved blade, dragon claws, or the weapon her most skilled warrior is adept at.

-Jaguar Hero!


  1. A dragon pet? So. freakishly. AWESOME. And I also think it's fabulous that you've got a long and complicated backstory for your villain. That is the best. When I read books, I want the villains/antagonists to be fully interesting and well developed, too! XD
    Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. yes! Dragons! (almost everything is always dragons) Though pet's an interesting word in this case... :P

      For a while, she was just a head in my head (i knew what she looked like and ultimately that she would be the biggest conflict) but it wasn't until recently that I suddenly "found" her a back story... :)

      Thank YOU for reading and commenting and enjoying! :)

  2. The White Queen has a very "hero of her own story" vibe, and her motives are really interesting. She seems like a fascinating character to write!

    1. Thank you :)

      She is definitely the "hero of her own story." I hope to be able to write more of her soon, though she's only been around in glimpses so far. :)