Saturday, March 24, 2012
Nephandi In Fiction
I'm calling this one the Council of Void. These are just some good examples of a Nephandi in popular media, with a particular emphasis on those who my own Nephandi would have a good working relationship with.
Qualifications: Supernatural powers, especially with regard to temptation and mind control. Amoral nature. Little or no attempt to justify their actions. 4th Wall breaking, knowledge of self as storybook character a plus.
Lo Pan (Big Trouble in Little China) - "...and rule the universe from beyond the grave." "Indeed!" "Or check into a psycho ward, whichever comes first."
Sheriff Lucas Buck (American Gothic) - Perhaps the most classic example, a small town sheriff that manipulates everyone to their "true potential" which is generally complete fuckery.
Randall Flagg, Leland Gaunt, Andre Linoge (Stephen King Universe) - Seriously, that place is lousy with Nephandi.
Dr Facilier (The Princess & the Frog) - A master class in temptation and illusion, plus a certain jazz flair.
The Warlock (Warlock Series) - Another template example.
Mr. Lordi (Musician Persona) - A bit of a stretch, but watch any of the videos and you will see that Mr. Lordi easily qualifies.
Black Mage (8 Bit Theatre) - Most likely the group's comic relief, but his 4th wall awareness is the strongest example on this list. Tearing down creation is a noteworthy goal when the universe actually exists only to hurt you.
Kefka (FF6J) - Another classic video game example. His speech at the end really cinches it.
Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat Universe) - A sarcastic dark sorcerer from Hell-what could be more obvious? I picked him over Shang Tsung as we already have Lo Pan.
With my Nephandi as the World of Darkness delegate, it behooves me to say that this is a piss poor working group that will likely tear itself apart with infighting before actually doing any harm. And thank God for that.