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Tales of a Viper

Discussion in 'Pokémon Role Play Discussion' started by Severin Viper, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Severin Viper, a young man who comes from a long line of Seviper trainers, has finally earned his place as the next trainer to climb the ranks and become a renowned Seviper trainer.

    Or... so you'd think.

    This eccentric, yet serious gentleman is to meet other trainers, and to face the horrific Team Nightmare. Their mission? To cover the world in madness and insanity by utilizing fear with the help of Darkrai.

    The setting? Sinnoh, in Pastoria City, home of the Vipers, and the upcoming Poison type contest! Trainers from all over come to watch this spectacular bout of the poisonous Pokemon. But unknowingly to all, Sinnoh is also home to the unscrupulous Team Nightmare. Their first mission? You'll have to wait and see.

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    This is another idea of mine. Any comments, reply ASAP! And remember, don't let the Seviper bite. ;)
     
  2. I kinda like the idea, but you're doing the same thing wrong here as in your previous PRP suggestion; focusing the plot too much around your own character. I think this one would do better as a fic, just like the other one. Also, I know you like the idea of Team Nightmare, but you should probably make an RP that focuses on ONLY that, if you want to use it. Mixing it up with the Poison-festival makes it just messy, and quite simply a bit too much.
     
  3. Here's my renewed version:

    Team Nightmare is a rising threat among the regions of the world. They are creating a pandemic of pain and suffering for the search of Darkrai, the Embodiment of Nightmares, in order to cover the world in horror and misery.

    It is up to the next generation of trainers to stop Team Nightmare before it is too late.
     
  4. That makes more sense, but I think youäll need to describe Team Nightmare in a bit more detail before anyone (or I, at least) becomes interested in joining. I liked the Poison Festival thingy, seeing as my main PRP OC has a Zangoose as a main companion, which could've led to some interesting scenarios...

    Anyway, I digress. If you can describe Team Nightmare in a bit more detail, I can comment on wether or not I want to join this RP.
     
  5. Team Nightmare is a group bent on enslaving humans and Pokemon alike with the power of Darkrai's Nightmares, and twisting the very fabric of sanity.

    The head of Team Nightmare, who goes by the name is a man twisted by his own horrible memories from his childhood, and the encounter of Darkrai's uncontrollable power. Team Nightmare specializes in Ghost and Dark type Pokemon, and are planning to create a machine that, once Darkrai is inside of, can spread fear across the globe. They are a ruthless bunch, and their leader is worse. They steal Pokemon, then twist their anger and sanity to make them more blood thirsty.
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Resident Furry

    Uh... Let's see. I'm going to pick this apart bit by bit. Please don't take anything I say the wrong way, I mean every word of it constructively, and I want to help you become a better RPer. Okay, so let's start with:

    Darkrai doesn't really work like that. The Nightmare that anyone who gets near it descends into is completely against Darkrai's will. The nightmares are a defense mechanism that Darkrai can't control. That's why it isolates itself to New Moon Island. Based on that, no one on Nightmare would be able to even get close to Darkrai without descending into the Nightmare themselves.

    Also, according to your previous post, Team Nightmare is a new gang operating out of the same region that Team Galactic works in. I don't really see how such a gang could become "a rising threat among the regions of the world", especially considering the point I made above on Darkrai.

    Darkrai's Nightmare doesn't work like that. As shown to us by the young man in Canalave City, you literally go into a coma as you descend into a Nightmare you can never wake up from without Cresselia's assistance.

    Without a Lunar Wing, or Cresselia, Nightmare Head SpaceBar would never wake up from this Nightmare Darkrai inflicted on him. Also, the bit on horrible memories reminds me on what Cyrus' grandfather said about Cyrus' parents. I'd try not to do too much to make a new syndicate boss too much like an old one, otherwise people are more likely to dismiss them.

    A machine that can control Darkrai... Team Dim Sun, also know as Altru Incorporated, had one of those. After said machine broke, Darkrai basically sentenced him to death by locking him away in a Dark Void, though after the Legendary was calmed Darkrai released him. Though since Ranger are side games their place in canon is questionable at best. As with the previous statement on Syndicate Bosses, try to draw as few parallels to other syndicates as possible. Otherwise, again, said syndicate is likely to be dismissed.

    This reminds me a lot of the Cipher Corporation, from the Orre games. Their Shadow Pokemon project locked away the pleasant emotions a Pokemon could feel, turning them into Shadow Pokemon, a being that had no qualms with attacking Pokemon and Trainer alike. Again, side game, so its place in canon is questionable, but it is another syndicate with major parallels.

    As a whole, the take over the world plot, while tried and true, does get old. Especially since Cipher, Galactic, Plasma, and Dim Sun already tried it. For the most part, it isn't a very good idea to introduce more syndicates into the Pokemon world unless they have a region of their own. There tend to be too many conflicts with established canon.

    As stated by Weeds, this whole thing feels more like a Fanfic then an RP. The fact that you focus on your own character, instead of sharing the spotlight, points this out quite a bit. Now, you said you've revised the plot, but I can't help but worry it'll appear in the actual RP anyway. Overall, I'd try and join a few RPs, see how we do things here. Learn from us, and then try to make an RP. Seriously, it's a lot easier when you're starting out to join other RPs then to throw your own ideas out and hope for the best.

    Hope I helped a bit.
     
  7. Yeah, you did. I didn't even know about the parallels with some of the ideas I had and canon.

    Really, I was hoping to do either. Thanks.
     

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