slightly solidified ideas
Werewolf Alright, so essentially this is more of a background idea with various plots that could
stem from it, depending on character choices and setting. Basically, werewolves are humans who have
been turned whilst Lycans are those who are born and bred. Lycans are the original, I suppose. They're
in control of their behavior, whether or not it's the full moon. They generally live in sort of "packs", and although
in modern times their population has dwindled, there are still several ancient bloodlines that are pretty dominant
in areas such as North America, the UK, Europe and Russia. However, the myth or legend or whatever the hell
you want to call it points out that there were several rogue Lycans "back in the day" as in thousands of years ago
that attacked humans for sport or maybe there was a war. Who knows, the actual factoids are lost.
Anyway, some of those humans survived, but as a result became what the traditional werewolf is. In their human
form, they have increased hearing/smell/etc. and animalistic cravings or urges that they have difficulty suppressing.
When the full moon comes about, they go batshit crazy.
(Sidenote: When they turn, it's not some weird humanoid-animal creature. It's just a really big wolf.)
Anywho. So if there are any hunters or whatever, they're targeting werewolves. Not Lycans.
That being said, as these thousands of years passed, Lycans have difficulty reproducing due general infertility and
being so isolated (i.e it's difficult for them to find other Lycans of other bloodlines, so theirs are pretty weak because
inbreeding does that). They also can't breed with humans because TECHNICALLY THEY ARE DIFFERENT SPECIES.
For some reason because SCIENCE (I am not a scientist/biologist/let's just let this following tidbit slide for the sake
of story) the female population of Lycans has gone down to zilch/super rare.
Now, Lycans CAN breed with werewolves. And Werewolves can breed with other werewolves and over these thousands
of years you have also gotten sort of, wild packs of werewolves. So Lycans are like "high-class-brah" while werewolves
are super "low-class-perpetually-drunk". BUT ANOTHER FUN FACT it's very hard for any human to survive a werewolf
bite/attack ANNNNNDDDDDDD for some reason females are more likely to die from it. I'm all for badass females who
take no shit and can pack a punch, but just go with it okay.
AND SO THIS CAN RESULT IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT STORY-LINES. Ahem.
You could get a hunter that encounters a female werewolf, but is like. Oh shit was not expecting that.
She could be pregnant. Or maybe just not knocked up. Either way, that would focus on his sort of. Morals
on killing women or children if he has any.
You could get a Lycan or a werewolf desperately trying to save the lineage of his pack. He could do it in a mean
or a lovely-and-polite-but-not-working way.
You could get a lady Lycan and a lady werewolf who band together to try to escape crazy breeding-obsessed
dude-wolves. (Can you see the decline of my language it's late).
You could get a hunter that has to track down a crazed Lycan/werewolf who is targeting ladies and trying to
You could get a regular human who befriends a werewolf or Lycan from any of the scenarios above.
Or, if you want, throw some other mystical creature in the mix.
Near Future & Sci-Fi I like the idea of two individuals who have been experimented upon, probably
for military research, escaping and having to try to sort out their lives. They don't have any solid memories,
just sort of faded concepts/flashbacks that are all disjointed and don't make sense.
And they'd be like. Superhuman. Maybe not superpowers but more like. Animal abilities? They can run
fast and are abnormally strong (not like they can punch through walls but just strong) and have incredible
balance and such.
Magic If you've ever seen the Craft, or American Horror Story Coven, I want to do that sort of witchcraft.
Ritualistic, mother-earth type of shit. Sisterhoods and such. Maybe some sort of private school, and you can
throw a teacher and student relationship into the mix? Pretty rough outline but there you go.
Digimon I do like the concept of "Destined" individuals, but maybe it's not as selective. More of a
random crapshoot that a Monster is capable of bonding with an individual. As stated above, they almost
share the same space in the sense that they feel what the other feels to an extent. If one is sad, so is the other.
One feels pain, so does the other. If one is incredibly joyful, so is the other. They cannot be physically apart
without facing consequences of sickness and potential death. However, their bond also allows the Monster to
adapt to having much more control over its abilities and evolutions unlike its counterparts. It takes time for
both of them to become calibrated to this sort of model, but once its figured out, its a powerful tool.
It can be a religious/spiritual or biological reason. Doesn't matter. I do also like the idea of emotions playing
a huge role (whether its the chemicals/hormones or the pure "essence" or whatever of it) that gives a sort of...
energy? Power? I dunno.
Obviously, if military forces catch wind of this they're on the hunt for whomever has this bond. Brutal experimentation,
hopeful weaponization... I'd like to start in the real world. Someone's character on the road, trying to find access to
the other world that their monster companion is from in hopes of also finding safety.