Black Hat is a master of all things classical and occult but modern technology is mostly lost on him and he doesn’t care, if you handed him a smartphone he might eat it
Dr Flug has an infinite amount of paper bags so that if you remove one you find another and another onwards indefinitely, he can sometimes be found cutting the eye holes out of spares
Demencia knew and fell for Black Hat before he knew she even existed
Black Hat sometimes shouts random accusatory statements when surprised to play it off like he’s offended and not caught off guard, I.E. “HOW DARE YOU ENTER HERE UNINVITED”
Demencia’s job is bodyguard/guard dog, her obsession with BH assures she will fight to protect him or at the very least unwittingly notify him of a potential threat
Dr. Flug is a normal human evil-intern-turned-one-man-product-development-department with a family who still wants to see him for the holidays and pester him about his job and his love life
Black Hat hoards random nonsense spooky/twisted Victorian things, like taxidermied animals stood up like people and fencing each other or broken chandeliers
Dr. Flug can get motion sick, potentially due to his partially obscured vision (paper bag + goggles)
Black Hat talks in his sleep but only in horrifying otherworldly tongues of the dark whisperer
“DEMENCIA’S EATING THE NEIGHBOR’S PETUNIAS AGAIN”
Black Hat is never seen without a hat, preferably black.
Dr Flug finds every possible opportunity to retaliate against BH’s torment in quiet and humble ways that won’t get his butt kicked, such as “he asked for 4 ice cubes but I gave him FIVE!! MWAHAHHAHA! HIS DRINK WILL BE ALL WATERY!”
Black Hat does not require mortal sustenance but sometimes eats/drinks just because he can
Demencia is closer to chaotic neutral than true evil but let’s just let her have this
Black Hat takes offense to implications that he doesn’t understand something and will not ask for help; “OF COURSE I KNOW HOW TO EAT AN EGG” *swallows the raw egg whole*
concept: villains seducing people to their side with the promise of power and then Not treating them like shit or like they’re expendable, but actually caring for them and giving them emotional support
was amazing! Emotional and action packed with zinging dialogue.
What struck me
most was how full circle it was. “Missing” sets up the heroes versus
villains battle that will come to fruition in the finale, but it also kicks off
the basic question Oliver must ask: What makes a hero? What makes a villain?
Those concepts are not always rigid. In fact, the very essence of hero and
villain is fluid.
Oh… and did I mention there’s an
Olicity reunion scene?
this flowers instead of gems thing is so cool… some Thoughts from someone who likes flower symbolism too much
if we have a half flower/half human hero, she should be a daisy! they represent innocence, purity and cheerfulness, all of which are great traits for a kid hero. also, daisies are technically weeds but everyone loves them anyway which is Symbolic.
you also get big daisies and small daisies. so her mum is a big daisy but she’s a small daisy!
i think a rose probably has to be a major character… like maybe i’m going too much off rose quartz from su here but “every rose has its thorns” so making rose betray the group somehow would be cool… i’d make her either a red rose (the obvious), a yellow rose (betrayal and dishonesty!!), or a white rose (when dried this means “sorrow” which is very interesting).
nettles can mean life and death, or they can mean protection if you believe shakespeare… so here’s a character that joins the good guys later. probably a warrior-type with that sting.
a violet could be good. i’m mostly thinking “gay” here. but a purple violet can also mean daydreaming, so she could be a really cute spacey gay…
the flowers are ruled by queen sunflower. or at the very least, sunflowers should be super high-class, just look at em.
someone suggested lily of the valleys being high class and like - why not all lilies? orange lilies can mean desire, passion or hatred which would be a really cool villain concept!
there’s two unnatural rose colours which have meanings, blue (the impossible, mysteries) and black (death, farewell), both of which could be kinda cool backstory characters. technically black roses do exist irl but they are really fucking rare.
lavender means both “devotion” and “distrust”, which… like. hello. that right there is your character arc.
okay there’s a flower called bird of paradise and it means things like magnificence and beauty and honestly this is just asking for a character with petal-wings and a whole lotta style.
the iris symbolises wisdom and eloquence, which could lend itself well to a mentor-type figure.
there’s a flower called lobelia which just straight up means “malevolence” like wow…
like we need a proper tag for this because i have So Many Thoughts
You: This character is not morally perfect?? They hurt someone or did somethign I don’t like? HOw can you like them?
Me, an intellectual: They’re called a villain, wild concept. Or you know, characters don’t have to be morally perfect to be enjoyable (I would even dare to say flawless characters are less enjoyable). You can like a character without condoning their actions. Tumblr purity culture over characters is ridiculous. Stop it.
Got these Shan Yu & Falcon model sheet set from Van Eaton Galleries (won the Ebay auction). They don’t fit on my scanner so I taped them to the wall and took the pics with my phone (some of them are blurry since I couldn’t hold my phone straight).
I was pretty lucky to randomly stumble across the auction on Ebay.
Although these are studio xerox copies and NOT the actual original drawings, I’m pretty happy with them. There are total of 18 artwork, but I’m just sharing 10 :P
The last image is an early concept art of Shan Yu by Pres Romanillos. I love the Shan Yu design they went with, but I kind of wish they went with that design since he looks 1000X badass (and scary).
One of the falcon’s model sheets has an image where he’s with his prey; is that an ARMADILLO? Armadillo…? Really, in Mongolia (or China)? O_o
And Shan Yu is six and a half “evil” heads tall. “EVIL HEADS TALL”. LOL.
Goal: The complete destruction of the Hero Association.
In a world where a grievous injury prevented Saitama from completing his training, Genos had no reason to join the Hero Association. A stroke of luck had him tracking down the laboratory where the Mad Cyborg was developed, and although there was no trace of him, Genos learned that the owner of the lab was a supposed hero by the name of Metal Knight.
Perturbed by the revelation, but willing to give a member of the Hero Association the benefit of the doubt, Genos confronted Metal Knight to learn the truth behind the tragic incident that had wiped his village and his family from existence. The Mad Cyborg had been a failure, the hero admitted, one that had already been corrected and which wouldn’t happen again. The apprehension the meeting caused wasn’t enough of a warning for the calamity that would occur.
Genos’s attempt at finding the righteous truth had done nothing but set Metal Knight’s sights on him and his creator. It didn’t take more than a few weeks for the cyborg to inadvertently lead him to Doctor Kuseno. The lethal raid happened a few days later, and for the second time in his life, Genos lost everything.
Forlorn, enraged, Genos exposed all of Metal Knight’s crimes to the Association, only to discover that they’d already known. They had known, and they had done nothing to punish him. And now they were asking him to keep things quiet.
That was the day Genos lost hope in justice and the concept of heroes. It was the day Virus was born.
He had to overcome his dislike of complicated machinery and learn to repair himself. He fought, adapted, survived, even if it meant stealing other people’s technology and becoming increasingly more machine than man. There was no other choice: he had to become strong enough to destroy Metal Knight and expose the truth. Strong enough to destroy the Hero Association, by any means necessary.
In my mind, Lotor is a cunning, more subtle villain than Zarkon — he’s patient, he’s methodical, and he’s not going to go galavanting all over the galaxy to hunt Team Voltron down.
He’s going to exploit one particular link in the chain, the one he sees as the weakest — Lance. He’ll somehow find a way to communicate with him, in secret; he’ll play up his half-Altean heritage, ply Lance with compliments, give him much needed advice and even feed him information about Galra attacks (minor ones) wherein Team Voltron succeeds in saving the day.
Lotor doesn’t mind sacrificing a few Galra for the sake of a bigger picture — the capture and defeat of Voltron. And when he starts to suggest that he and Lance meet directly, and when Lance goes, alone, Lotor doesn’t capture him. He cements the trust between them by giving him the location of a Galra base, waxing poetic about some sob story involving his tortured past, and then letting Lance leave without tracking him at all.
Then Lance finally tells the team everything, and naturally they all, especially Allura and Keith, lose their minds. Allura knows Lotor is evil. Keith isn’t jealous because that is not important at all here — he is terrified and angry that Lance would be taking this risk, that Lance would meet this guy alone. Unfortunately for Keith, though, he doesn’t express it in the best way.
And Lance, who has been feeling less and less confident as the days go by (because abusive manipulative a-holes know exactly how to compliment someone while also making them feel small, isolating them from friends and family), fights back, furious that they refuse to trust Lotor — because in his mind that means they don’t trust him.
They strike the base, they win the day, and Lance leaves. He leaves voluntarily, and goes to Lotor.
And that’s when it falls apart for our heroes. Because now Lotor has the Blue Lion and Lance. He has a bargaining chip, a hostage, and the others can’t form Voltron. Lotor knows too much about the other Paladins, he knows his enemy better than Zarkon ever did, thanks to Lance. And then he really starts to strike fear into the universe.
And Lance, our poor Blue Paladin, realizes that his friends were right all along, and Lotor has no reason to keep being nice — other than to mess with Lance’s head.
And I’m so tempted to write this all out as fic, but holy crap, realistically, Lance getting better from this would be such an agonizing trial. I do not believe in romanticizing Lotor because I’ve framed him as a villain in this concept; he would be evil without redemption here, and so it would be entirely up to Lance to stand strong on his own and hold himself together.
Everyone has their own headcanons, and this one is mine — but it’s pretty damn dark and wow, Lance, honey, I didn’t know I could be this mean to you.
Ideally the team saves Lance, he takes a long, long while to regain his footing, his self-worth, his inner strength, and when they finally take the battle to Lotor, Lance is the one to thoroughly and unequivocally kick his ass.
And then he and Keith sort out their issues, figuring out that things are going to be rough between them as Lance still needs to recover and Keith has his own baggage that he brings to the table, but it’s the sort of rough they’re willing to work through together.