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TBOS-OCT: Biography


Name:
Antagonist (AKA Mr Ant, Mr A or similar)

Description:
In his natural form a blob of amorphous ink that drips through the cracks in stories. However when interacting with protagonists he always assumes the form of a smart monochrome male figure appropriate to the setting.

History:
Antagonist was created recently as a result of the unwriting of the book. Just as the Book became aware of its need for mortals to stop the unwriting, so too did it unconsciously create something to rally against its chosen ones because stories always have two sides. Antagonist is a combination of elements from different stories that have already collapsed into chaos.

Personality:
A polite exterior hides a curmudgeon with a purpose. Antagonist is not yet a creature capable of true creation, so he revels in unravelling the efforts of others. A true cynic who sees all the protagonists around him as hollow shells of tropes and clichés.

When dealing with others he tries to expose their flaws and distract them from their own story. Challenging them to be worthy of having a story told about them, those who fail only add depth to his existence.

Inherently non-violent, Antagonist is well aware that protagonists always win physical confrontations.

However he has soft spots. Being a 2-dimensional figure he is impressed by depth in others. If he finds somebody genuinely conflicted he nurtures it, tries to sway them to join him and may assist them by providing information about the book or coincidental changes in the story.

Antagonist knows that his world is collapsing and he instinctively feels a call to action. He wants to survive the end of his paper world and whether by creating a new Book, restoring the old or escaping to the unknown that exists outside the books pages. He will survive.

Abilities:
He is bound to the book and can not leave it, yet. Made from ink on paper he can inhabit any passing Figment and shape it to his purposes, so whilst he can be killed easily, it is usually a temporary setback as the ink flows through to another page. The gifts of Lady Ink, Mudd and the Book however can easily destroy him.

He is aware of the narrative around him at all times, making him dangerously genre savvy. He is however limited in what he can do. He can't make major changes to a story. He can try to suggest, nudge and direct others who have a genuine creative spark, or he can manipulate elements of a story that are already established or fill in small details that have yet to be defined, but he is a character not an author, a fact that he is frustratingly aware of.

Who they were chosen by:
Nobody chose him, he was a mistake or a part of the design, but ultimately nobody supports the Antagonist except themselves.

Description of their gift if any:
None and he's bitter about that.
Many thanks to Safria [link]
who drew the artwork for me.
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chefhalfnote Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
You have a wonderful imagination :clap:!
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silverdreamdancer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
It's always good to have somebody to bounce ideas off of. Thanks
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FJTrickster58 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
what an awesome... well I guess it says it all in his name huh? XD How fun. I hope you get in just to see what would happen to this guy in the process of the story.
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silverdreamdancer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thanks, in honesty I was a bit hesitant about the name.
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FJTrickster58 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Well I think its awesome. It totally works with the ambiguity of the persona. Sometimes simplicity can add a surprising amount of depth to a charater's concept.
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DarthVengeance0325 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's quite ambitious. I like it. I like it a lot. ______^
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Fantasyfreak18 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Oh my god this is brilliant. I really hope we go against each other, I would love to see this guy interact with Valentine. I may have to do a spectator entry if I get knocked out before we meet.
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silverdreamdancer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I noticed the Antagonist showed up in your introduction story. Should make it interesting if they do meet.

I've been getting urges to write spectator stories myself. But I'm going to save things as fuel for the main story.
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tweedandtea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love the concept. My mental picture of him is the guy who plays Moriarty in the BBC Sherlock. Smart suit, probably.
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SaffyLailo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you already know how much I love this concept and want you to get in :D *Hug*
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