L'amour pour un Sorcier
Okay, we all know I have issues and we all should have seen this coming when I said I was going to see the Smurfs movie. So lets not waste time wondering what delusional world my mind has entered and just get on with it.
I want a game involving Gargamel. Not the cartoon one since, strangely and surprisingly, the movie one is more appealing. His magical ability is much stronger and everything he makes doesn't break down on it's own. He's also more imposing and fearful. He doesn't cower to those that are in positions higher than him (like the cartoon version does) and he doesn't give a damn what others are saying. He has a goal in mind and is hard to deter.
Since we're going with the stronger personality and power wise Gargamel, I'd also like to go with the movie storyline. I won't spoil the movie for anyone, but it is a children's movie so I'm sure we can assume a happy ending with the Smurfs going home and Gargamel losing. I will reveal that in the end it leaves Gargamel left in New York with his cat. No money, no home, no ID, no birth certificate, no social security number, no job, and everyone thinks he's completely insane (which is only partly true).
Anyway...even without having seen the movie, I'm sure people can see how difficult it would be for Gargamel to survive on his own in our dimension. Not only that, but he realizes he has no way back home and ultimate power slipped through his fingers once again. Spending two days in our world wasn't so bad, but trying to scrape by more than ever before in a world that defines him as 'insane' or 'crazy' is very difficult. Not only is hunger starting to get worse, though he really doesn't mind looking for food in the garbage, but winter is setting in and it's much worse than the ones he's used to at home.
He and Azrael finally wander into some kind of antique store, it draws him because of it's old world look and reminds him of home. He intends on stealing anything that might be of magical use in getting him back home. Instead of stealing, he gets caught by the owner and despite his crazy ramblings about 'little blue people' and 'portals to other worlds', the owner says he understands that times are hard and offers Gargamel a job. Of course the wizard doesn't want to actually work, but the owner offers to give him the 'magical' items he was trying to steal if he works for them. One month of work per item (since they are highly expensive). All Gargamel has to do is watch the shop (they don't get much work) and he's allowed to stay in the attic room with his cat and will get one meal a day provided for him.
Not wanting to sleep on the streets anymore, Gargamel agrees.
I'm thinking that in order for a woman to fall for someone like Gargamel, she'd have to be blind. The shop owner's daughter or maybe someone that likes to come in and just 'look' around (she likes the feel of the detailed carvings on the chests, vases, etc...). I'm also thinking that Gargamel would have little to no real interest in her, but instead be more interested in the fact that she purchases the book Les Aventures des Schtroumpfs
after hearing Gargamel talk/rant about the Smurfs so much with the intentions of having someone translate it into audio book or braille for her. Gargamel realizes he needs this book as it contains, hidden, the spell that will re-open the portal to his home dimension.
I was also thinking that when the time came to actually get Gargamel back to his world, she would end up there too. These are things I would like to discuss in PM. Also, I figure it would be more of a love-hate relationship rather than him ever coming to actually love (or even like) her. I would like to discuss a clear ending for the game before it's started, that way we know right were we're going with it.
PM me or post here with interest. I'm looking for someone to play either the OC female or Gargamel. I'm completely willing to play Gargamel and I'm almost positive that I will have to.
(For those that don't know, Peyoverse is Smurfs Universe. Their creator's pen name was 'Peyo'. Hence Peyoverse