While that sounds unlikely, I won't stop it from happening, because that might
happen on occasion. (especially if you like the idea) To put things in persepective of how I think that might cause problems, putting a subordinate in charge of a colony is like putting a High School Graduate in charge of an entire Country. xD Depending on the individual vampire, a subordinarte's confidence usually does'nt match that of the Beta, who was a vampire longer, and therefore, a more adequate replacement in the colony. Maybe what chooses the vampiric ranking is merely how long the vampire has been a vampire, or how much experience the vampire has had. I would imagine that a subordinate that was dumped with the responsabilities of a beta or alpha, or at least presented with the prospect of taking charge of his/her colony, would need to learn how to make big decisions confidently, since being in charge in a colony would mean more then bossing vampires around. He/she would need to be able to convince the colony that his/her orders matter, and have positive effects on everyone in the colony, and be able to be trusted fully enough to gain their support. An Alpha, being the oldest and more or less, most wise in the colony, automaticly have the trust and support of most of the colony members, be it because of his or her wisdom, strength or a force of habit from the colony. Betas take some time to gain trust from the colony when replacing the alpha, I would imagine, because after putting so much faith in an an authoritative individual, to only watch him or her suddenly vanish from the picture, would effect the entire colony in many different ways. Putting that same trust in a beta would take time.
Putting that trust in a random subordinate,
someone who would usually be young or niave, or inexperienced, would probably take a lot of time, hard work, and perhaps the support of someone older, who the colony had presumed
to become the alpha.
It's an elaborate question to answer, with too many variables and interesting concepts to just say no too. Go have fun with these ideas, I won't stop it from happening.
And asking questions is okay with me. ^,^
They're so much fun to answer, I'm figuring out things i have'nt thought of. D: *is mind blown*
And you're totally free to do as you need too when you start. James is NPC, so all rpers are free to roleplay as them until someone has claimed them as a profile.