Right, time to revive an old thread after freaking ever, wheeeee~
So yeah, this is about that one Otome idea that was being tossed around, the one with the Necromancer protagonist. I'm still interested in it. And I've started to figure things out about it~ ...Whether these are good things that I have figured out I'll let you guys decide. ^^" But hey, potential progress! That's always good, right? ...Right?
So, here's general idea thingies that I have. Well, less ideas and more potential character profiles. Sometimes I'm better at just showing this stuff rather than typing big ol' profiles like this, so apologies ahead of time if any of this seems dumb because of that. So far I have the protagonist, two of the love interests, and two of her friends figured out, as well as maybe a potential plot starter thing in the loosest sense.
...I do worry that it may be too much inspired by other things (not intentionally, but thinking about it, I can see things that certain things resemble perhaps a bit too much for comfort, but I could be worrying too much over stuff yet again) so if it seems that way, please tell me. ^^" Also, suggestions for other love interests, other characters (species and professions is mostly what I mean), etc, would be good. I'll see if I can maybe draw up some potential character designs too. ...They might not look spectacular, since I'm not the greatest artist, but hey, it's a start. ^^"
So yup, feedback of the constructive sort would be much obliged. ...Also, if there's anything you guys want me to do to make this less text blocky and more readable, also tell me. And now to the actual content!
Potential Characters Thus Far:
Protagonist: Young lady, aged somewhere between 18-20. A necromancer, but not in the strictest sense, and can do a few other neat things too, some of which make her more viable in combat in places where there ain't no materials to make a skeleton army out of. One of her abilities, possibly more unique to her, is the ability to see the final moments of the dead. This makes her useful naturally in homicide investigations, so she would collaborate with the police department to help solve murders. She does other odd jobs too, and these things combined is a lot of how she makes her living.
Her personality is somewhat deadpan. She regards the world with weary exasperation. She knows her powers are regarded with apprehension and distrust, and she lives with it. While not exemplary at physical combat or anything like that, as expected from a squishy mage type, she can take care of herself. As expected from a squishy mage type, is intelligent. Somewhat to the point. A bit of a snarker, but not excessively so. Is the type to stand her ground when she's made a decision about something. Is perhaps a bit too serious, and sometimes even stern.
Dave (Not a Love Interest): The most consistent familiar the Protagonist has, and also her oldest and dearest friend. Most of the time he's just a skull that gets carried around with the Protagonist, but she can bring back a body for him when it's necessary.
In contrast with the Protagonist, he's more of the cheerful, optimistic sort, despite being dead. Dave's soul was trapped within his remains, but the Protagonist reanimated him unintentionally, to Dave's relief (not being able to talk to anybody was terrible, you see). He's more often than not the one to try and compensate for the Protagonist's lack of people skills. Oddly enough, despite being a skull, he's not fond of seeing remains unless they're nice, clean bones, as he was somewhat of a neat freak in life.
Love Interest 1: The Vampire. Is thousands upon thousands of years old, but looks somewhere in his early to mid 20s. Tall, handsome, intimidating in an aristocratic, charming sort of way. Is also a moron with a strong sense of justice who also almost acts more like a superhero (a slightly evil superhero) than a proper vampire. But with a more noble, aristocratic air of course. Is able to say things with a straight face that would make most either chuckle or groan. Is also the type to make loud declarations on a whim. And is also somewhat hotblooded, just in a quiet, aristocratic way. Noble demon that he is, he tends to help the Protagonist with her cases and side jobs, wanting to keep his fair city clean of crime and corruption.
The Protagonist, despite often groaning at his lack of common sense and his silliness, appreciates his morality and helpfulness. If either one is attracted to the other, neither one of them realizes it at this time.
Love Interest 2: The Werewolf. 22-25. Taller than the Vampire, possibly with a more tanned complexion. In contrast to the Vampire, he has more common sense and is more down to earth, but is also a bit looser morally. While more primal than the previous love interest, he's more cunning and cool headed. The Vampire exasperates him, while oddly enough, said Vampire has no real gripes against him, other than giving him the occasional lecture. He helps the Protagonist with her cases and side jobs more out of finding the cases themselves interesting as well as wanting to find out more about the Protagonist and her abilities rather than because it's the right thing to do. May be planning something.
The Protagonist doesn't always know whether to trust him or not, but she usually ends up letting him tag along in the end. They're more alike, so they have more natural conversations than she and the Vampire do, but their senses of Right and Wrong don't always agree. The Werewolf seems to have some interest in her, and she may have a bit of interest in him, but not much, given that she still regards him with caution.
The Cop/Possible Token Same Gender Love Interest: Tough and straight forward, and yet has more of a sense of humor than our protagonist. She's also somewhat more easy going. Is pretty much a more normal, sane person that just happened to get caught up in the supernatural somehow, she might have pissed off one of her bosses at some point, I don't know. Hates paperwork. Is a homicide detective, but is the one usually shunted to these cases. They couldn't even bother to make a separate division. Handles all the weird shit she gets assigned with a wry smile while imagining herself flipping the bird at her superiors. Is the type that likes to just kick back some nights, watch some tv, and maybe munch on some pizza rolls or something. Likes finding peace for the various crime scene victims, but wished it didn't have to involve so much weird shit.
Likes the Protagonist well enough, though wishes she'd develop more of a sense of humor. Groans at the Vampire, trusts the Werewolf about as far as she can throw him.
The Forensics Monkey/Possible Token Same Gender Love Interest: One of the fine folks down in the forensics lab. Hates it that she has to keep the cool stuff she finds so hush hush. Is more cheerful and exuberant about things than The Protagonist and the Cop, but is also more shy. Is a nerd, and likes video games. In other words, she's One Of Us. Unlike the Cop, she freaking LOVES all the weird shit, and hates that she doesn't get to go out into the field more often.
Finds the Vampire hilarious and adorable and finds the Werewolf really cool, and perhaps trusts him way more than she should. She's good friends with the Protagonist, though not quite as close as Dave and the Protagonist are. She's proud that she's the one that got the Protagonist into video games, even if it's more of an occasional thing.