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    Dragons




    Only this franchise could take something as bad-ass and legendary as FRIGGIN' DRAGONS and turn them into something girly.

    THE DRAGONS
    Role:
    Loyal Riding Beasts
    Played by: N/A
    PL 8 (106)
    STRENGTH
    8 STAMINA 8 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 6 DEXTERITY 0
    INTELLIGENCE -2 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE -2

    Skills:
    Aerobatics 4 (+6)
    Close Combat (Natural Weapons) 2 (+8)
    Expertise (Survival) 4 (+5)
    Intimidation 8 (+6, +8 Size)
    Ranged Attack (Breath Weapon) 4 (+8)
    Stealth 2 (+4, +0 Size)

    Advantages:
    Fast Grab, Startle

    Powers:
    "Natural Size" Growth 4 (Str & Sta +4, +4 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -2 Dodge/Parry, -4 Stealth) -- (15 feet) (Feats: Innate) (Extras: Permanent +0) [9]
    "Mighty Wings" Flight 5 (60 mph) (Flaws: Winged) [5]
    "Breath Weapon" Blast 8 [16]
    Senses 4 (Low-Light Vision, Acute & Extended Scent, Extended Hearing) [4]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +8 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
    Breath Weapon +8 (+8 Ranged Damage, DC 23)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +8, Fortitude +8, Will +5

    Complications:
    None

    Total: Abilities: 42 / Skills: 24--12 / Advantages: 2 / Powers: 34 / Defenses: 16 (106)

    -Dragons get a push in The Dragon Games, though oddly not as much as you'd think. Really, the whole thing is quite strange.

    -Dragons had appeared in Ever After High before- Raven's pet dragon Nevermore was part of the series early-on, and Daring has a pet dragon named Legend that showed up a few times- Nevermore could inexplicably shift between Tiny Cute Collectable Pet form and Huge Dragon form, while Legend was simply an adult. The girls are also attacked by a REAL Dragon during "Damsel-In-Distressing Class", and had to be saved by Darling Charming, disguised in her brother's armor. But in the movie, suddenly Dragon Riding was seen as a huge thing.

    -But how they went about this was very strange. There's the cute joke about Legend laying eggs ("Legend isn't a HE at all!"), but then they go immediately into "Speed Up The Plot" mode, with the Raven first using her powers to speed up the eggs' hatching (because it takes YEARS normally), and then the Evil Queen feeds them some Magical Food that makes them grow into gigantic beasts overnight! This is REALLY weird, as if the creators had to shoehorn in both Cute Collectible Dragons (the dolls naturally come with tiny little unarticulated dragons) and the large dragons for the dramatic action-packed sports scenes, and the best way they could think of doing it was one of my Least-Favorite Comic Book Cliches- Super-Aging Things. It ALWAYS comes off as clumsy.

    -And despite the huge push of the Dragons at first (everyone talks about how cute they are; they're seen being cared for as babies), and the fact that the thing is CALLED The Dragon Games... the whole "Games" aspect is just there in one of the middle episodes, and it's barely focused on. Really, the entirety of the thing is set around the human characters, and the Games are just a means to an end for the Evil Queen, who uses them to pit Apple against Raven. The individual Dragons receive no focus (or even NAMES for the most part), save for Nevermore... despite APPLE's Dragon being the one to get its own large-sized toy. And because it's a Girls Line, her Dragon is basically horsey-sized, has wings that look to be made of delicate stringless harps, and eyes so big they make Bambi look like Doug Funnie. And in the end, the girls play Not-Quidditch once, then the EQ makes Nevermore go uncontrollable and she blows up the Games Stadium.

    -Afterwards, the Dragons are really just props to get the girls from the school to the Enchanted Forest and back, until it's time for the climax... which is admittedly pretty bad-ass, as hordes of Princesses riding Dragons fight against the Evil Queen and her Evil Dragons (who have AMAZING designs, to be certain).





    Maddie, after eating her Dragon's Cotton Candy Breath Weapon.
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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreuzritter View Post
    yep. complete with all the missing pages (this is explained at the end of the book, set after the finale), with spoilers for the entire series, including the full story of the Author and F
    Wow sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the heads up about the spoilers because I probably would have started reading it right away.

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    So many things missed, so many comments left undone

    And some cute Beholders for you:



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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    So many things missed, so many comments left undone
    What'd you miss? Feel free to comment anyways - "it was posted yesterday, it's too late to comment" is like my least-favorite thing people do here. Even more than unsolicited requests and begging for builds .

    Proof it ain't just me shipping Apple/Darling (Appling?): http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/eve...incess-8158577
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    Pixies



    THE PIXIES:
    -The Pixies are a curious little bit- they're essentially a Budget Line for Ever After High. "Budget Lines" are the fashion doll equivalent of those tiny, puny Transformers that are just the smallest version of Bumblebee or someone like that- the cheapest toy for the poorest kids... or the completists, featuring miniature characters with no elbow or knee joints (yes, Girl Toys operate under "More Points Of Movement = Better" just like Boy Toys do). Their outfits are simple, often only designed on the front (the backs are plain), and they're overall much more simple. Fans typically turn their noses up at "Budget Lines", and doom & gloom abounds every time one is released, fearing that this means the ENTIRE LINE will now consist of straight-armed budget dolls. I find this quite amusing, especially as Deluxe Stuff still gets released all the time.

    -The Pixes were released right alongside the Dragon Games line, and featured briefly in the cartoon. And I mean BRIEFLY- the girls flee Ever After High, meet the Pixies (none of whom speak English- only chittering chipmunk noises), who help them out and feed them in the Enchanted Forest. Then they stop mattering to the plot. In Epic Winter, another pair were released, and they feature even LESS in the overall story- they're just Palace Aides to Crystal Winter!

    -The dolls seem to have done okay, as they're still out in stores and being re-stocked occasionally- they really ARE cheap. For their size and general quality, they're a good deal at the $8-12 stores are charging, and an "easy buy" for kids who don't have a lot of money, or parents looking for a cheap gift. They were once set alongside the standard dolls, but their tiny box size means they're better fits for the "peg racks", which is where most of them sit. And they're even pretty popular with the fans, avoiding the "Budget Line" curse because they're actually well-detailed, and just plain cute.

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    I'll go back through things and make a mega post, hopefully tomorrow.

    One of the big surprises of the missed period is that Laura Bailey is involved in the series. I've been watching her in the Geek and Sundry series Critical Role. I've been having a hard time getting a good sense of her, she tends to whiplash between being pretty cool and being super needy and weepy.

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    Re: Darling Charming

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    -Also, the gags in her focus book (A Semi-Charming Kind of Life) are HILARIOUS.
    They named a kids book after a song that is about taking hits of crystal meth and screwing up your relationships? Sure, the song is poppy. The lyrics are pretty dark though.

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    Raven Queen




    RAVEN QUEEN (Daughter of The Evil Queen)
    Role:
    The Main Character, Rejecter of Destiny
    Played by: Erin Fitzgerald
    PL 10 (96)
    STRENGTH
    0 STAMINA 2 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 4 DEXTERITY 0
    INTELLIGENCE 2 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 2

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+3)
    Deception 3 (+5)
    Expertise (Magic) 4 (+6)
    Expertise (Muse-ic) 4 (+6)
    Insight 1 (+4)
    Intimidation 6 (+8)
    Investigation 3 (+6)
    Perception 2 (+5)
    Ranged Combat (Magic) 2 (+6)
    Stealth 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Ranged Attack 4, Ritualist

    Powers:
    "Black Magic"
    "ENOUGH!!!" Affliction 10 (Will; Hindered & Vulnerable/Defenseless & Immobile/Incapacitated) (Feats: Reversible) (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2, Selective) (Flaws: Uncontrolled) (31) -- [39]
    • AE: "Teleport Group" Teleport 8 (Extras: Portal +2) (Flaws: Uncontrolled) (24)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 4 (8)
    • AE: Summon Bats & Vermin 2 (Extras: Multiple Minions, Horde, Variable- Any Evil-Looking Creatures) (10)
    • AE: "Wilting Flowers" Weaken Stamina 4 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (Flaws: Limited to Flowers, Uncontrolled/Automatic) (2)
    • AE: "Transform Others" Affliction 10 (Fort; Transformed) (Extras: Ranged) (Flaws: Limited to Final Degree, Uncontrolled) (5)
    • AE: Purple Fire Blast 4 (8)
    • AE: "Let Your Bad Side Out!" Create Guitar & Awesome Speakers 6 (Feats: Precise, Subtle) (14)
    • AE: "Speed Spell" Affliction 8 (Strength; Entranced/Compelled/Controlled) (Extras: Ranged) (Flaws: Limited to Running at Top Speed) (8)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +4 (+0 Damage, DC 15)
    Purple Fire +6 (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 19)
    Speed Spell +6 (+8 Ranged Affliction, DC 18)
    Transform Others +6 (+10 Ranged Affliction, DC 20)
    Wilting Flowers +4 Area (+4 Weaken, DC 14)
    Time Stop +10 Area (+10 Affliction, DC 20)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +6 (DC 16), Parry +4 (DC 14), Toughness +2, Fortitude +4, Will +7

    Complications:
    Responsibility (Destiny)- All of the children of Fairytale Characters are expected to carry on the exact destinies and stories of their parents. Raven is thus expected to become the next Evil Queen, and poison Snow White.
    Motivation (Rebellion- Re-Writing Destiny)- Raven became the first of her class to REJECT her destiny, declaring that "My Happily Ever After STARTS NOW!" She wants to find a happy ending of her very own.
    Reputation (Evil, Rebel)- Raven was initially feared because she was destined to become the most evil Fairytale character of them all (Raven's mother nearly took over all of Ever After, as well as going "Off-Book" by invading Wonderland). When she rejected this destiny, she was hated for going "off-book", thus threatening the happy endings of all the other students. As the beginner of the "Rebel" movement, Raven is the most-hated student in the school, and the most-lectured by the teachers.
    ---
    Relationship (Madeline Hatter)- Raven's best friend is Maddie. Despite Maddie's insanity, she can make Raven laugh.
    Relationship (Apple White)- Raven was destined to poison Apple and then be deposed, but Apple decided that since their destinies are linked, they should still be friends and roommates. Raven finds Apple tiresome, overly-dramatic and a bit annoying, and REALLY doesn't care for Apple constantly pressuring her to become evil (for example, she refuses to poison Apple on her birthday, despite Apple's pleas), but does not want any harm to come to her.
    Relationship (Dexter Charming)- Raven finds Dexter to be likeable and easy to talk to, and a good friend- there's little pressure. However, when she discovers that HE put the love note on her locker, she thinks of him a different way ("He's so SWEET, and CUTE!"). However, the concept of going on a date with him makes her extremely-nervous and agitated, causing her confidence to falter.
    Responsibility (Kindness)- Raven is actually very kind-hearted and sweet, and tries to help others out- she'll back up Maddie (for Class President), Cerise (covering up her family secret), and more. She will not hesitate to come to the rescue of any student.
    ---
    Responsibility (Black Magic Woman)- Raven is seemingly-destined to only use her Magic for evil. When she attempts to use it for good, things tend to... backfire, and go out of control. If she gives in to negative emotions (such as anger), she can become exceptionally-dangerous, become surrounded by magical energy, and gain multiple voices on top of her own.

    Total: Abilities: 30 / Skills: 30--15 / Advantages: 5 / Powers: 39 / Defenses: 10 (96)

    -Raven is clearly and completely the main character of the Ever After High franchise- though Apple appears alongside her in most of the material, the theme song, and the advertising, Raven appears as the central character in more Webisodes and books than anyone else, and it's HER decision to alter the course of her destiny that sets off the entire plot of the series. Raven, as the Daughter of the Evil Queen, is a much-feared girl, and expected to become the ultimate evil, as her mother was. However, being a nice, friendly girl, Raven doesn't WANT to become evil, and goes through a great deal of angst, questioning whether or not she wants to sign the "Storybook of Legends" and set her destiny in stone. Given that intially she's led to believe that she will DIE if she doesn't, this becomes a rather dramatic point.

    -Ultimately, Raven takes the advice of Headmaster Grimm's exiled brother, and doesn't sign- she surprisingly doesn't go "poof!", but remains the most-feared girl in school. Half of the students, the Royals, reject her for risking all of their "Happy Endings" out of her own "Selfishness". The other half, the Rebels, end up jumping for joy, and are inspired to reject fate THEMSELVES. And thus the entire series begins on this note- Raven and her pals (some of whom are oddly happy to follow their own destinies- they just think everyone should have the CHOICE) rejecting destiny and forging their own paths. This sense of choice reminds me of what Tom DeFalco said as part of his How To Write Comics panel at the Edmonton Comic Expo- the heroes need to actively make CHOICES and force the narrative to move. This is probably what helps make the Rebels so sympathetic and dynamic, and the Royals so static and dull by contrast- they simply lie back and accept their fates.

    -Raven's interactions with the other characters are fun- she's a bit of a generic "Helpful Heroine" to most of the Rebels, but the thing with Apple is great. Apple is AGHAST and emotionally-destroyed by Raven's decision to "Flip the Script", thinking this is a selfish choice- Raven points out that Apple is free from destiny now too, but Apple LIKED her own destiny! This makes Apple come off pretty selfishly, but the girls' arguments become fun, especially since they're both still pretty friendly, and even understand each other (Apple becomes less-upset over time, and tends towards being more condescending and "oh I know you'll come around!"). They're basically a lighter version of Glinda & Elphaba from Wicked, teasing each other and playing up the contrasts- Raven is dark, goth-y and fabulous, while Apple is prim and girly and a total princess. Naturally, a large segment of the fans ship this HARD- "Rapple" has a few blogs devoted to it.

    -Raven & Dexter are SO ADORBZ, too- it's super-obvious that Dexter's infatuated with Raven, but naturally she sees him as a friend (despite him being a Royal- his lack of being judgemental is what appeals to Raven). When she sees a love note from a "D. Charming" on her locker, she thinks it's his he-man brother DARING, but is both shocked and actually HAPPY to discover it's from Dex, who she agrees is "SWEET and CUTE!". Their first date was relatively-recent, and featured the two stuttering like imbeciles, being as clumsy as humanly-possible, and apologizing for absolutely everything that went wrong (did Raven accidentally turn them into Canadians?).

    -I think the only issue I have with the great Raven character is she's a bit too "nice" sometimes- the Opening Theme features a lot of her rolling her eyes at Apple and destiny and stuff, and it'd be nice if it was played up more often- make her a bit more brassy and full of attitude (it would also help to make things not look so one-sided in favor of the Rebels). You get glimpses of this during the EPIC webisode in which Sparrow Hood annoys her with his guitar playing, causing her to FREAK THE F*** OUT during a Talent Competition, change clothes to a Rocker Grrl look, and summon giant speakers to destroy Sparrow. But usually, she's must too "positive", which has the effect of also making Apple out to be very unsympathetic. A few recent webisodes centre around her trying to get more embarrassing, wacky pictures into the School Yearbook, amd being MUCH more snarky about school policy ("Oh, GAG!" she chokes, responding to Damsel-In-Distressing Class), which comes off so out of character that fans are starting to think her mother's evil is seeping into her! This wouldn't happen if it was more in her character in the first place.

    -Raven is rather powerful, but a bit Uncontrolled- most of her powers have that Flaw, so long as she tries to use them for good. Magic can tend to be rather "Variable" with her, but she's managed to Teleport, bring Gingerbread Men to life, create a wicked new costume change and summon speakers, blow stuff up, move objects around, transform people into animals, and even FREEZE TIME ITSELF, generally when she gets upset (when she & Dexter went on their first date, she panicked out of nervousness and froze the whole auditorium save her & Dex).




    RAVEN QUEEN (Daughter of The Evil Queen)- POST-SIGNING THE STORYBOOK OF LEGENDS
    Role:
    The Main Character, Rejecter of Destiny, Full-Powered Form
    Played by: Erin Fitzgerald
    PL 12 (170)
    STRENGTH
    1 STAMINA 3 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 4 DEXTERITY 0
    INTELLIGENCE 2 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 2

    Skills:
    Athletics 6 (+6)
    Deception 3 (+5)
    Expertise (Magic) 5 (+7)
    Expertise (Muse-ic) 4 (+6)
    Insight 1 (+4)
    Intimidation 12 (+14)
    Investigation 3 (+6)
    Perception 2 (+5)
    Ranged Combat (Magic) 6 (+10)
    Stealth 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Daze (Intimidation), Startle, Ranged Attack 4, Ritualist

    Powers:
    "Black Magic"
    "ENOUGH!!!" Affliction 10 (Will; Hindered & Vulnerable/Defenseless & Immobile/Incapacitated) (Feats: Reversible) (Extras: Area- 60ft. Burst +2, Selective) (41) -- [51]
    • AE: Purple Fire Blast 13 (Feats: Improved Critical 2) (Extras: Penetrating 9) (36)
    • AE: "Teleport Group" Teleport 10 (Feats: Change Direction) (Extras: Portal +2) (41)
    • AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 10 (20)
    • AE: Summon Bats & Vermin 2 (Extras: Multiple Minions, Horde, Variable- Any Evil-Looking Creatures) (10)
    • AE: "Wilting Flowers" Weaken Stamina 4 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (Flaws: Limited to Flowers, Uncontrolled/Automatic) (2)
    • AE: "Transform Others" Affliction 10 (Fort; Transformed) (Extras: Ranged) (Flaws: Limited to Final Degree) (10)
    • AE: "Let Your Bad Side Out!" Create Guitar & Awesome Speakers 6 (Feats: Precise, Subtle) (14)
    • AE: "Speed Spell" Affliction 8 (Strength; Entranced/Compelled/Controlled) (Extras: Ranged) (Flaws: Limited to Running at Top Speed) (8)
    • AE: "Cutting Disc" Blast 12 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (36)
    • AE: "Throw the Card Soldiers" Move Object 10 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (30)

    Force Field 12 (Extras: Impervious 11) [23]
    "Fix Stuff" Transform 2 (Anything to Anything Else) (Feats: Reach 2) [12]
    Flight 5 (60 mph) [10]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +4 (+1 Damage, DC 16)
    Purple Fire +10 (+13 Ranged Damage, DC 28)
    Speed Spell +10 (+8 Ranged Affliction, DC 18)
    Transform Others +10 (+10 Ranged Affliction, DC 20)
    Wilting Flowers +4 Area (+4 Weaken, DC 14)
    Time Stop +10 Area (+10 Affliction, DC 20)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +6 (DC 16), Parry +4 (DC 14), Toughness +3 (+15 Force Field), Fortitude +4, Will +8

    Complications:
    Responsibility (Destiny)- All of the children of Fairytale Characters are expected to carry on the exact destinies and stories of their parents. Raven is thus expected to become the next Evil Queen, and poison Snow White.
    Motivation (Rebellion- Re-Writing Destiny)- Raven became the first of her class to REJECT her destiny, declaring that "My Happily Ever After STARTS NOW!" She wants to find a happy ending of her very own.
    Reputation (Evil, Rebel)- Raven was initially feared because she was destined to become the most evil Fairytale character of them all. When she rejected this destiny, she was hated for going "off-book", thus threatening the happy endings of all the other students. As the beginner of the "Rebel" movement, Raven is the most-hated student in the school, and the most-lectured by the teachers.
    ---
    Relationship (Madelyne Hatter)- Raven's best friend is Maddie. Despite Maddie's insanity, she can make Raven laugh.
    Relationship (Apple White)- Raven was destined to poison Apple and then be deposed, but Apple decided that since their destinies are linked, they should still be friends and roommates. Raven finds Apple tiresome, overly-dramatic and a bit annoying, and REALLY doesn't care for Apple constantly pressuring her to become evil (for example, she refuses to poison Apple on her birthday, despite Apple's pleas), but does not want any harm to come to her.
    Relationship (Dexter Charming)- Raven finds Dexter to be likeable and easy to talk to, and a good friend- there's little pressure. However, when she discovers that HE put the love note on her locker, she thinks of him a different way ("He's so SWEET, and CUTE!"). However, the concept of going on a date with him makes her extremely-nervous and agitated, causing her confidence to falter.
    Responsibility (Kindness)- Raven is actually very kind-hearted and sweet, and tries to help others out- she'll back up Maddie (for Class President), Cerise (covering up her family secret), and more. She will not hesitate to come to the rescue of any student.
    ---
    Responsibility (Black Magic Woman)- Raven is seemingly-destined to only use her Magic for evil. When she attempts to use it for good, things tend to... backfire, and go out of control. If she gives in to negative emotions (such as anger), she can become exceptionally-dangerous, become surrounded by magical energy, and gain multiple voices on top of her own.

    Total: Abilities: 34 / Skills: 44--22 / Advantages: 7 / Powers: 96 / Defenses: 11 (170)

    -The most-recent TV Special, Way Too Wonderland, features Raven going along with the group to Wonderland and facing Courtly Jester, who's using one of the Evil Queen's spellbooks. Raven, out-powered, ends up signing the REAL Storybook of Legends, unleashing her mother's full power- this act practically turns her into Teenage Girl Satan, and she damn near MURDERS Courtly for f*cking with her and her friends, and has to be convinced not to by Apple, who's now convinced that Raven doesn't have it in her to be truly evil. And from far away, you can hear the Evil Queen, trapped in her otherdimensional prison, laughing- everything is going accord to plan.

    -Evil Raven is EPIC- she's permanently-wreathed in purple flame, floats menacingly above the ground at all times, and speaks with a vicious, haunting echo in her voice (an ultra low-pitched Satanic voice is heard, overpowering her own voice). And despite Courtly wielding great powers of her own, Raven basically goes DBZ on her ass, throwing out huge blasts of energy.

    Updated Raven:
    -Raven appears more in control of her powers in The Dragon Games, but actually barely uses them, since there's no plot purpose for her to do so until we hit the endgame. Finally seeing her interact with her mom is pretty cool though, as the Queen attempts to manipulate her daughter into nasty behavior, but Raven kind of just chuckles and condescends towards her. You can see that there's some love there, but Raven so fears turning into her mom that she ends up a bit distant- when EQ shows up as "Mira Shards" in disguise, she's clearly hurt several times by Raven's casual dismissal of everything the Queen stands for. Raven spends the rest of the special yelling at Apple for her various wrongs (such as going back to the "Keeping Our Destinies/Raven Must Be Evil" thing AGAIN), running off in a huff, rejecting her mother... and then finally concocting a plan. When Apple is put into a "Forever After Sleep" by the Evil Queen's machinations, Raven arrives back at school, pretends to be evil, and pisses off Faybelle Thorn enough to turn on the EQ, which turns the entire thing against her. Eventually, her and Apple's "friendship" is able to turn things against the Queen.

    -Despite being the central character of the franchise, she was given a break in Epic Winter, barely appearing. The latest season of Webisodes (devoted entirely to new dolls) have actually ignored her completely! It's actually kind of nice that the series doesn't have to completely hang on her, at least. Much the better, since her "arc" has arguably ended. Though I STILL want to see more of her & Dexter- they went on their first date before friggin' Wonderland, and he hugged her at the end of WTW when she turned up safe... but they haven't interacted as a couple ONCE since then! Obviously they don't want to focus on the "Romance" aspect of the show, but COME ONNNNN....
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    Justine Dancer



    JUSTINE DANCER (Daughter of the Twelve Dancing Princess)
    Role:
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    Played by: Bresha Webb
    PL 2 (25)
    STRENGTH
    0 STAMINA 0 AGILITY 3
    FIGHTING 0 DEXTERITY 0
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 3 (+3)
    Expertise (Dancing) 9 (+12)
    Persuasion 2 (+5)

    Advantages:
    Ultimate Dancing

    Offense:
    Unarmed +0 (+0 Damage, DC 15)
    Initiative +3

    Defenses:
    Dodge +3 (DC 13), Parry +0 (DC 10), Toughness +0, Fortitude +1, Will +3

    Complications:
    Responsibility (Destiny)- All of the children of Fairytale Characters are expected to carry on the exact destinies and stories of their parents. Justine is to become the next twelve Dancing Princess (from some story about twelve Princesses who dance in secrecy).

    Total: Abilities: 14 / Skills: 14--7 / Advantages: 1 / Powers: 0 / Defenses: 3 (25)

    -Justine is one of a few new darker-skinned character in the new generation of Ever After High, which has only featured two darker-skinned regulars so far (unless you include Briar's "Ambiguously Brown" nature). I kind of like how her golden outfit plays off of her darker skin tone (which is darker than a lot of other cartoon characters- dark skin often doesn't reflect detail well on TV or in print, necessitating a lot of "light brown" folks). And am I the only one who has NEVER heard of The Twelve Dancing Princesses AT ALL? It's such a strange choice for a new character, though I kind of appreciate the occasional use of an obscure one (much like in Fables, which featured guys like Thrushbeard in addition to the "Big Names".

    -Justine is... pretty generic and background-y, showing up in her Debut Webisode simply to wonder who's been wearing her shoes- it turns out she's been dancing in her sleep! This proves that she's taking on her mother's legacy. And that's it! That's the whole thing!
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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    I'll go back through things and make a mega post, hopefully tomorrow.

    One of the big surprises of the missed period is that Laura Bailey is involved in the series. I've been watching her in the Geek and Sundry series Critical Role. I've been having a hard time getting a good sense of her, she tends to whiplash between being pretty cool and being super needy and weepy.
    Yeah, she was in the Monster High stuff as Lagoona Blue and a few side characters (Honey Swamp, Skelita Calaveras), but she's since left both that and Ever After High (where she was Ashlynn Ella, and Melody Piper's one speaking line). People were iffy on the "New Lagoona" until they discovered her VA was actually an Australian for realz, not just putting on a fake accent.

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