Post by Megara on Sept 5, 2017 7:54:23 GMT -5
Player Name: Grim
Other Characters Played: Grimhilde, Fox, Persephone and Sally
How You Found Us: Invite from Jen.
Character Name: Megara
Type of Creature: Human
Rank: Force of Good
Movie/TV Series: Hercules
Home Island: Isle of the Mountain
Powers, Skills, and/or Any Other Abilities:
- Pragmatist - Megara has a very shrewd outlook on the world. She's naturally more skeptical about people's motives, and is so stubborn and wary that manipulating or tricking her is a feat in itself. Though Hercules has helped Meg to move past outright pessimism, she still plays the part of realist and logician in any group.
Cleverness - She is a quick-witted and keen-minded individual. Her nimble thinking bleeds into most parts of her personality, aiding in her natural sarcasm and witticisms and allowing her to approach most situations with guile and sly forethought.
Actress + Silver Tongue - Meg is a talented actress and can take on various roles to suit her needs. She can choose to use this skill, along with her keen mind, to influence and manipulate others. Megara's talents here are enough that Hades trusted her to secure the alliances of several monsters for his uprising.
Self-sufficient - She is extremely independent and self-assured - and when she isn't you can't tell, anyway. Megara can handle most situations, and wasn't distressed about the river guardian when Hercules met her, fully believing she could salvage the situation by herself. This trait can be a shortcoming as often as it can be a strength.
Determined + Courageous - Meg is fiercely determined in most things that she puts her mind to. She's also got a streak of selfless bravery in her that many don't expect. She has and will put herself in harm's way to protect innocents or loved ones.
Backstory: Megara was born in ancient Greece. When she was a young woman, Meg fell in love. Tragedy struck, however, and her beloved's life was in mortal danger. Desperate not to lose him, Megara made a pact with the God of the Underworld, Hades, to save him. Meg sold her soul and her beloved was saved. Shortly after, though, he left her to pursue another woman, leaving Meg not only heartbroken and embittered, but enslaved to Hades. Resigned to her fate, Megara began acting as Hades' agent, carrying out tasks to lighten the length of her sentence.
Canon History: In preparation of the cosmic alignment and his hostile takeover of Olympus, Hades sent Meg to secure the river guardian's allegiance. When she was dealing with his crude advances, she was interrupted by a young man named Hercules, along with his satyr companion, Phil, and his winged horse, Pegasus. Hercules dispatched the river guardian and made introductions, revealing he was trying to make a name for himself as a hero. Megara was unimpressed at his innocent farm boy routine.
Meg left Hercules, Phil and Pegasus and went to meet with Hades. She explained that Hercules' intervention had prevented her from getting the guardian's allegiance. Hades was outraged, because Hercules was prophesied to be the one thing that could stop him from taking Olympus, and Pain and Panic had claimed to have killed him when he was an infant. Changing tact and focusing on Hercules' mortality, Hades engineered a fatal encounter.
Megara's role was to find Hercules in Thebes and lure him to a gorge where two children were allegedly trapped in a rockslide. Hercules saved them, but by so doing unleashed a hydra. Meg watched from the sidelines as Hercules battled the monster and came out victorious, impressing Meg and making her wonder if his innocent act was an act entirely. After this, Hades began sending monster after monster against Hercules to try to kill him. Meg watched Hercules defeat one after the other, and with each victory his popularity in Greece skyrocketed, until he was a sensation.
Hades became more and more desperate as the cosmic alignment neared, and soon Meg was ordered to try to find any weakness that he had. She refused, initially, but when Hades promised her her freedom if she succeeded, or her eternal indebtedness to Hades if she failed, Meg reluctantly agreed. Finding Hercules at his new, expansive manor, she lured him away from Phil and Pegasus and spent an afternoon and evening with him. Though Meg tried to find a weakness, Hercules didn't appear to have one, and she couldn't help but be charmed and admiring of his virtuousness.
After Phil and Pegasus interrupted them, Megara struggled with her burgeoning feelings for Hercules, but eventually conceded to herself that she may have fallen in love. Hades appeared for an update and Meg told him that Hercules had no weaknesses. In doing so, she revealed her newfound feelings for wonder boy and Hades realized that she was Hercules' weakness. Hades imprisoned Meg, and made her appear before Hercules to use as a bartering token. Megara tried to explain her position and dissuade Hercules from falling for Hades' trap, but was unable to, and Hercules agreed to surrender his divine strength for twenty-four hours on the condition that Meg wouldn't be harmed.
Once the promise was made, Hades freed Megara from her contract with him in front of Hercules, showing her betrayal to him. Meg pleaded with Hercules, but he ignored her and left to fight the Cyclops that Hades had unleashed on Thebes. Meg changed tact. She found and freed Pegasus and managed to get his help to find Phil. They found the satyr about to board a boat and Megara was able to convince him to help Hercules. The three returned to Thebes where Hercules was badly beaten by the Cyclops. When a pillar was about to fall on Hercules, Meg pushed him out of the way and was crushed by it instead, breaking Hades' contract and returning Hercules' strength to him.
Megara confessed her true feelings for Hercules and he set off to find Hades. Meg passed away, but Hercules made a pact with Hades and dove into the River Styx to retrieve her spirit. By so doing Meg was returned to life and Hercules, as a true hero, regained his status as a god. Hercules confessed his love for Meg and the two were whisked away to Mount Olympus and Hercules' homecoming. Megara accepted this turn, and was genuinely happy for Hercules, but he decided to abandon his godhood in order to live a mortal life alongside Meg.
Game Information: Since Greece's emergence and inclusion in the realm of Rohandor, Meg worked to help Phil manage Hercules' training and pursuits as a hero. Both as something to do to be of use, and further reason to increase her time spent with wonder boy. With the failing of the Forever Stone and the release of its bound villains, Megara is on the watch for any crisis or monster that calls for a hero - she happens to know the best in the business, after all.
First Character?: No
Character(s) Paying Fee: Grimhilde
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