Hehe...this is sorta addressed to Lex, since I haven't really got the chance to RP with her charries yet. Plus, since I haven't been RPing from the beginning, would you mind just describing Zacke and Reese a bit more, and like what happened to them and all? It's just so that I can get a better sense of the two for the sequel.
Okie dokie... if after reading this, you have any questions or whatever, feel free to ask. But since I have a tendency to be overly-thorough, you probably won't. In fact, if this gets too lengthy, feel free to stop reading at any time. XD
I'm mainly gonna cover what's happened to them since they joined the mission, and I'll go over their relationships with the other charries (the currently active ones that they have relationships with, anyway). You can find out all about their pasts in their bios.
Zacke was assigned to the mission from the very beginning, along with Stardie, Blaze, and Tomoe--who is now "Polaris." A bunch of other charries started out with them, of course, but all of those have since dropped out of the mission for one reason or another.
Zacke and Stardie: Right from the start, he didn't get along with Stardie, and even after all this time, he really still doesn't. Haha. I guess they just don't click. Actually, it might have something to do with his leadership tendencies. He likes to step up and take charge of situations. I guess it can be a good or bad trait depending on what type of people you're around. He tends to over-do it and become bossy, and she calls him on that flaw. She's punched him in the face (twice I think), elbowed him, knocked him to the ground, and come after him with a screwdriver. Despite all of that, he did carry her out of a battle with Adel once, and he would risk his life for her in a heartbeat. He doesn't get along with her at all, but he trusts her, and he does care about her in a weird sort of way. Maybe just because they've been through a lot together on the mission.
Zacke and Blaze: Haha, these two are kinda hot and cold. If you go through all the old posts, you'll notice that in their interactions, it's like they're either really good friends, or screaming at each other. No in-between. In the beginning, it was probably the shared hate for Stardust that put them on the same "side." But by now, Zacke just genuinely likes her for who she is. He has fun with her. When she's around, he feels like he has someone on "his side," or someone that would defend his ideas or take up for him if need be. And while her violent and obnoxious ways might annoy some, they only serve to amuse him. She's his fwiend... aww. *rolly eyes* XD
Zacke and Tomoe (Polaris): Ooh-la-la~ Early-on, Zacke developed a cute little crush on her, and I think it's safe to say she had one on him too. At the Ball they danced. He talked to her out on the balcony. It was all romantic and junk. The cute little crush kind of developed into a bit more than that when they went to Esthar and he learned more about her family (i.e. she has a DotNA-infested family tree that perceives her as something of a threat, and wants to either take her out or persuade her over to teh dark side). He also learned that she's wanted all over Esthar for trying to assassinate Adel. I guess he felt the need to be reassuring and protective. The protectiveness got a little out of hand when they got back to Garden and he advised Xu that she be removed from the mission. He told Xu it was because her prominent status made it harder for them to conduct their duty, but really, he was just scared her prominent status was going to get her killed. Since that, the crush has kind of faded and left a lot of guilt in its place. He knows what he did was selfish. Future interaction between Zacke and the Sephirot girl should be interesting.
Zacke and Jun: Jun is Zacke's big sisser! haha. But in all seriousness, he looks up to her or respects her in a special way. She's doesn't lose her cool over trivial things. She always gives sound advice. She harbors more patience than probably all of them (meaning all the people on the team at the time, not all the people now) combined. Her presence is just kind of reassuring for him. He feels like, as long as she is with them, there is at least one non-psychotic person to alert them all when they're about to do something incredibly stupid. Even when he's in a really bad mood and can't seem to get along with anyone, he has enough sense to at least listen to her. I think if he ever had a seriously vexing issue or he was somehow really upset by something, she would be the first person he turned to for guidance or advice.
Hmm... well, you already know the basic summary of events because you probably read the summaries posted in the "Background Information," right? So I don't really need to explain everything that happened...
I'm trying to think of major events he was involved in, or significant things he did. Zacke was usually right up in the middle of whatever was going on. That's just his personality. Even issues that aren't any of his business, he has a tendency to MAKE them his business (i.e. Blaze/Stardie catfights... -_-)
When the group went to Esthar, he was the one that proposed finding a more reliable method of getting through the city's barrier than Reese's idea about the "secret passageway." Blaze suggested sneaking through under the guise of a cargo truck importing goods, and they went with that. His plan for reaching the Emerald in the Coroniere Lab was just to bust into the place, take the gem by force, and high-tail it out of the city. That kind of tells you what type of person he is... action before thought, much? Haha.
That plan pretty much went kaput when Zacke decided to totally ignore the agreement they had come to and drive the truck through the gate and into the city like a madman. I, as his creator, cannot even remember why exactly he did that. So I guess I'll just blame him for it. Retard.
That was probably the most story-impacting thing he has done, other than just generally get in the middle of all the drama and try to make decisions for the team.
You'll notice that he's pretty wordy... he's also kind of a hypocrite in that he gets mad at other people for being psycho, but when he's psycho, it's apparently okay.
He's really a nice guy though. I guess I don't need to tell you all this 'cause it's in his bio, but he's generally friendly as long as someone doesn't piss him off. He's become a little more mellow since the start of the mission. I think being around Blaze and Stardie has exercised him in the art of tolerance. XD
See? -_- so long. I'll come back with Reese info later haha.
Alright, I'm gonna attempt Reese now. >.O If you thought Zacke's was long, this one might get even longer. He's a more complicated character, and his role in the story has been a little more complicated as well. x.x
Reese joined at the same time Jun did, at the start of the quest for the Emerald. He was actually a member of DotNA, going into the mission under the guise of a Trabian SeeD. His duty was to terminate the Trinity Mission so that DotNA could seek out and acquire the Trinity gems without any interferences from SeeD.
How would he do this? Well, he was basically just a messenger of sorts for the higher-ups in DotNA. You're already familiar with the way that organization works... they're not afraid to cause big disturbances and create chaos. At least, not when Weiss goes slack on the Waverly-leash. haha. Because she's insane and reckless. So basically, DotNA figured the most effective way to take out the Trin team would be to blow up the entire city they were inhabiting at the time. DotNA doesn't give a crap about innocent lives. And as far as cities go, FH would obviously be the best one to obliterate. There would be no escape with water all around, and it's not like FH is a prominent city anyway. They have no military power and really no advantages when it comes to resources.
It was Reese's job to tip off DotNA whenever the team came through FH, and then leave the city. DotNA would fly out with the big guns and blow the city away, killing the SeeD's on the mission in the process. Really, all he had to do was make a simple phone call.
Reese never carried out his slimy DotNA duty because his feelings got in the way. Namely, feelings for Stardie. Up until that point, she and he had been getting closer and closer. That night she found him out on the tracks alone, they went on a midnight walk and talked a whole lot, and he found himself unable cause her harm. You can read about their fluffy sap-fest time together here, if you're interested:
Anyway... so yeah Reese was originally pegged to be an ebil guy but Stardie kinda screwed that up. XD Which wasn't planned at all, btw. I created him with the full intentions of him being a baddie. But anyway, since he couldn't carry out his duty, and he didn't want DotNA to be able to track him to find the SeeD, he left FH that night and didn't tell anyone. DotNA tracked him, picked him up (as he knew they would), and when they found out why he didn't do what he was supposed to, that he'd let the SeeDs get away, they beat him around, knocked him into a coma, and left him out in the middle of nowhere for Garden to pick up. I guess they figured it was much ebiller to leave him at Garden's mercy? Idk, Waverly is the "mastermind" behind that, to me it seems smarter to just kill him and be done with it... because now he has the chance to survive.
ANYWAY. So that's what brings him to where he is now... in the Balamb Garden Infirmary, in a coma.
It'd be kinda pointless to go into summaries of his relationships with team members because the only one he really has a relationship with at all would be Stardie. And that relationship is easy to summarize: lurrrrveeee. hahaha.
Blaze always kinda had her eye on him, like she knew he was up to something, which annoyed him a lot. Neither of them have ever liked each other. I guess that's worth noting.
Zacke annoys him because he's so righteous.
He's indifferent about Jun.
And everyone else is either someone who isn't part of the mission anymore, or someone he hasn't met yet.
But y'know, since Reese is no longer bound to DotNA, we're going to be seeing more of his personality in the sequel. Haha so far his moods have been pretty much angry and apathetic. He's kept himself from developing any sort of attachments with people because of his duties (with the exception of his attachment to Stardie). Your characters have missed all of his ebilness! He'll still be the same cranky Reese, but I'm sure he's going to be a little more receptive to the others now that he's actually on their side of things.
Post by Diego Stanton on Aug 14, 2007 23:00:40 GMT -5
YES!!! we should do some setting up things before starting the sequel, mainly summaries of the relationships to other charries and significant things that happened to them, as Lex and Lil said!!!! EEEEEEEE FINALLY DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD AND NOW WE CAN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAYYYYY ~~~~ *sings in Deo's horrible flat tone along with Zacke*
We should do these relationship summaries in first person, that'd be cool XD Maybe Hadrian can bring around his video cam to everyone and they can speak into it and say how much they hated other charries and how much they annoyed them XD!