Maleficent. There are no nicknamesAge:
to be in her early 20's. In actual fact, she is over 600 years old.Role:
Maleficent is an antihero. Once a champion of the Moor, the betrayal of true love has left her heart cold and bitter. She still hold position of royalty to the creatures of the Moor, and while having not truly picked a side in conflict, has decided that Rumplestilskin's conniving mind is humorous, and thus something that she can show support to. She cares not for suffering of mortal men, as the repeated sins of men against her (in her eyes) has proven them to be unworthy of her support.
Maleficent is a witch, at least that's what humans call her. In truth, she is a fairy. As such, she has several magical abilities. While simple cantrips are of little consequence and rather easy (levitate a small object here, dump some water there, whatever might cause mild mischief), her true abilities lie in nature.
Maleficent is able to conjure lightning, and bend it to her will. Like Thor, she does this with the use of her staff....which to those not seeing her performing magic seems like a simple walking staff. However, the staff allows her to harness lightning, as well as calling upon treacherous frost storms. And summon thorn bushes anywhere and at will.
Her two final powers lay in divination and transmutation. She is able to lay curses upon people (ask Aurora how that works). Finally, she is able to transform....from a sensual woman, to a rather large, black, fire-breathing dragon. It is only in this form that she is able to fly.
She has one major weakness that may be her biggest undoing in this new, modern world. Iron. Maleficent is unable to touch anything iron. As such, she cannot carry a gun, enter cars, or even many buildings. It is universally dangerous to her. It was iron that took her wings, and it is iron that burns her wherever it touches. It is an unfortunate thing to be in a city, since most buildings are made of steel (which is derived from iron).
As well, Maleficent cannot cast magic when in her dragon form. The dragon form is impervious to most forms of attack, what with dragon scale being so tough. However, it does have a weakness. There is a single spot at the base of her long draconic neck where the scales do not quite cover. We're she to be hit in this spot, she would immediately transform back to her "human" form, and be vulnerable to normal attacks that most humans are. History and Backstory:
Maleficent grew up in the Moors...a place of natural beauty, wonderment, and magic. From the time she was little, she had always been wary and curious of the human world. From her perch at the edge of the Moors, she was able to watch the human world seem to grow and flourish. At first it was idle curiosity, but it soon turned to wariness as humans seemed to become more and more aggressive and land-hungry.
As a child, Maleficent was able to fly, having beautiful brown wings. One day, she met a young boy who looked to be about the same age as her. For months they met and talked, and it seemed as though there could be a bridge through them between the realm of Moor and men. But it was not to be. The young boy, Stefan, became a member of the kings court, and Maleficent never saw him again.
Until one day, when they were both grown. Stefan returned, and used the bond he had with Maleficent to summon her. A night of passion turned to betrayal. Stefan took Maleficents wings, showing them as a trophy to the king and securing his place as the next ruler. Maleficent was crushed.
Biding her time, Maleficent let her anger grow, until finally she was able to strike at Stefan. Capturing his daughter Aurora in a curse, Maleficent reveled in the anguish as Stefan tried to keep his daughter safe. Finally, the day the curse was to unfold (Aurora's 16th birthday), Maleficent coaxed the king out, and slaughtered him in the woods. Content that her revenge was complete, Maleficent recalled the curse on Aurora, and retreated back to the Moors.
Human nature will not be denied, though. And as Maleficent watched, the human realm grew and grew. Many battles were fought to protect the Moors, and humans died, along with many creatures from the Moors. With nothing left to protect, a crushed Maleficent seemed to vanish.
But she didn't really.
To modern times we come, where Maleficent has flourished. With humans calling upon the protection of entire forests, Maleficent has found a place again. Hidden away, she has collected herself a tiny grove, where she lives. The stories of humans disappearing in the woods, never to return? Most likely it is because of Maleficent. Though nobody can say for certain.Sexual Stuff:
Maleficent is a fairy. However, in all her time alive, she has only ever had that one encounter with Stefan, seemingly centuries ago. There has never been another creature that she has wanted, and the thought of being with another human enrages her...though she cannot help but admire the male and female form alike. Yes, Maleficent is bi-curious.
There are a whole plethora of yes' that can happen with her. Capture, seduction, even possible enslavement (though the powers of good would t really have use for that, perhaps Rumplestilskin could do with a fairy pet). As past stated, Maleficent is bi-curious, and might, if the opportunity arises, fall to the seduction of a beautiful woman...even a man if one were to tag along. After all, it has been a long time since she has had any intimacy in her life.Story-related Suggestions:
I'm completely open. And I think it would be cool to have some sort of dichotomy between good and evil warring within Maleficent. While a bitter anti-hero, she isn't exactly evil. She just has evil intentions. She could very well el, be lured into the destruction of humans by Rumplestilskin, but I'd like to see someone show her humanities redeeming qualities, and perhaps try to lure her back to the light.