Information: Hello everyone!
So, we all know the tragic tale of Mufasa and Scar: One brother chosen for glory while the other was dismissed by his father, and feeling all alone the younger of the two goes onto make an alliance with the hyenas and in the end, harms everyone. It's a cool story, but I've recently been thinking about a much different version.
A version in which Ahadi doesn't ignore his youngest son. A version in which Scar gets the chance to prove himself capable, after many trials and tribulations, and in the end succeeds. Suffice it to say, I want to write this story, because I have yet to come across one like it that I feel truly gives the characters justice.
Where do you guys come in? I have a very basic plotline in my head, and many of the characters are already provided to me through Disney, however, not all of them are.
The main character of the story will be Scar, and the "ensemble" cast includes: The Hyenas, Ahadi, Mohatu, Uru, Sarabi, All of Sarabi's sisters, Mega, and Sarafina. A good amount of characters, but to make this story work, there needs to be a few more.
The BASIC Plotline (I don't want to give too much away just yet) is this: The baboons have prophecised the coming of the dark king for months, and Ahadi finds himself stuck in a hard place as his second son is born with a dark pelt that he feels is the end to the pride lands. Originally planning to abandon the cub, Ahadi takes pity on his son after several incidents show him to be not quite as evil as the baboons said. The king gets an idea: What if he were to teach his son the right way of doing things? After all, prophecies aren't written into stone. Many trials and tribulations follow, and not everyone is on board with the new crown prince. Will Scar prove them all wrong? Or will the prophecy of his dark reign come to fruition instead?
What Do I Want?
I want interesting/unique characters with fresh personalities and side stories that can help to contribute to the plot line of the fanfic! While the main focus will be on Scar, I am hoping to include the stories of the other characters either as part of the main fanfic or as part of a companion fic that will tell each character's tale that wasn't touched on explicitly in this particular work of fiction.
How Can You Get In On This?
It's very simple: Just design one or two characters and submit them to this here project! Of course, when I say "design" I do mean that you should be putting in effort into these characters. Not just their coloration/markings, but their personalities as well!! I won't be requiring too much of a history for them unless you deem it necessary, but I do expect at least a paragraph on their personalities, any odd quirks, etc...I will provide an example of this later.
What Are The Rules?
What Are The Benefits?
Personality: Calculating, sneaky, and carefree. Elewisa is the first to abandon ship when he perceives something to be wrong. He’s very intelligent but is rather impatient and not known to sit still for prolonged periods of time. He enjoys being on his feet and playing tricks on others. El likes story-telling and exploring. Once his mind is made up on something, there is no going back from it. He has a very scewed moral code and will harm anyone without remorse whom he perceives to have betrayed him or those he cares for. While not aggressive, El can be malicious. He enjoys getting under the skin of others and is especially good at pushing the buttons of others until they explode. He thinks very highly of himself and tends to look down on others because he perceives them to be less intelligent/capable. He can be manipulative, and often does not do something out of the goodness of his heart but purely to "Score points" for himself later with others.
Hobbies/Quirks: He is a very light sleeper, and hates the sound of birds, especially in the morning. This is something he comments on a lot. He enjoys playing tricks on others and embarrassing others just for the fun of it. He is very much a momma's boy. He likes having flowers in his hair, though he'll never admit to it.
Side Stories: He adores his third half-cousin Areesa, and does not get along at all with his father. He eventually runs away from home by the end of the first 1/3 of the story and doesn't return until much later. He is very wild in the sense that he doesn't want to "settle" or feel trapped, and as such won't have a mate (at least not a permanent one) and will not necessarily have a permanent residence either. He will likely wander back and forth from several places alongside his cousin. He likes to stir up trouble and will constantly be pitting his brothers against each other purely to cause chaos for his father.
The above is just an example- your submission can be even longer! Remember, the more detailed the character, the easier it will be for me to write about them/through them.
While I don't have a specific number of characters in mind, there are a few "spots" that are open that absolutely need to be filled! I have not yet decided if I will be contributing any oc characters to this story (I might make one, but I'm not sure what their role will be just yet.)
A side story to explain the hyena's exile would be awesome, or a side story to explain Zira/the lionesses that followed her would also be interesting.
And of course there will be lots of room for some background characters. Examples of such background characters: Sarafina's mother, A sibling to Uru, a head huntress or lead guard of the pride, etc...
Note: If you have a cool idea to expand the fanfic or add a subplot to the story, please include it in your submission! If I feel like it will work, I will happily try to write it into the plot line.
Also Note: If anything is unclear or you have a question, either PM me or post a comment here and I will try my best to answer asap.
Final Note: both Sarafina and Sarabi will have come from separate prides (so not of the pride lands), and Sarafina is actually a Princess in this story while Sarabi's family is nowhere near as powerful.
Most importantly guys,