Monday, March 11, 2013
Why Zander is a problem.
Okay, first I'll tell you Zander's story and then I'll tell you why it could be a problem. Aron Zander is a Son of Braun, and as such he is filled with magic. After all, one can't exactly keep a forest which makes up their entire world running without a substantial amount of magic about him. Anyway, he was taken captive by a witch (I wanted it to be Morgana LeFay, but I don't want to intrude on Mr. Bryan Davis's territory with that so I'm not sure what to do there) and after being "broken" and maybe branded, (the branding depends on whether or not I can use Morgan. If I can, it will be a freeze brand which, because he is a Cron, caused the same amount of damage than a hot brand would do to us, which she had made into the shape of an "M") after which he was kept chained to her throne and basically served as her energy source for whatever witchcraft she wanted to do. One day though, he led an escape in which all of her slaves escaped except for him. I'm not sure if this was because he was betrayed or there was something he had to do which held him back. But when he was brought back to her, she pretty much had the snot beat out of him and then she took all him memories but his name and his instincts, which stayed with him because he was a Cron. He is found roaming the countryside (England if Morgan) and is either sent to a group home in America because that was the accent he used, (Sons of Braun learn all the human languages so that they can communicate to protect their people) or he is sent to a martial arts school somewhere because if his obvious agility. If he goes to America, the daughter of the head American Vampire gets a crush in him and convinces Count Dracula to check him out. Dracula, who has just recently come back to life after the whole Van Helsing disaster, likes what he sees and on a school-wide field trip to Romania, he and his wife "change" Zander thereby adopting him. If he goes to the martial arts school, it will turn out that the whole thing is to find exceptional people to become the new generation of vampires. Not that the old generation plans on going anywhere, but still. So in this case, Dracula goes there to show his daughter (Zora, born a vampire) the place and ends up being dazzled by Zander because, hey, he's a Cron. They're pretty dazzling folks. So either way, Zander becomes a Vampire which is just a bit at odds with his birth-role of being the mediator between his people and The Maker. Meanwhile the witch is watching him, making no attempt to hide from him and even "getting to know him" once he becomes a vampire, taking cruel delight at the knowledge of his ignorance. Once a vampire, Zander sinks even further into the "dark and brooding" nature that he already had because of the witch, letting him blend in perfectly with the rest of the Dracula household. That is, Count Dracula, his wife, their two older sons their younger daughter, and Dracula's two sisters. After being enrolled in the local high school, Transylvania High, (and yes, I am going to be that cliche) where Dwana, the young American Vampress I mentioned earlier, mysteriously transferred as soon as Zander started attending, he falls for Zaria, the daughter of the head Japanese vampire. (For those of you who don't understand the controversy of him falling for her, Japanese vampires, especially in anime and manga, are typically more happy and light than their European counterparts. As evidenced by Zaria's name which means sunrise. So as dark and brooding as Zander is, Zaria is that light and happy. The rest of his story revolves around Zander exploring the hidden magic in our world, easier for him for reasons previously stated, *cough cough* magic Son of Braun *cough cough* and eventually having the witch give him his memories back at the most inopportune moment (to be decided at a later date) and saving the day with honor and love. Yippee. Yeah, the ending needs some work. So anywho, the problem here is basically, is it going to just traumatized the entire family line if I let one be a vampire? And if I do let this happen, which I really want to, how do I make it clear that while we are working with our own time here, by vampire I mean in the most explicit terms Dracula NOT Cullen? I'd appreciate some input even if it is a "What in the world are you talking about, child?!? Bless your heart..." Sort of thing. ;)