Prince Adam Oct 25, 2017 23:15:12 GMT -5
Post by Adam on Oct 25, 2017 23:15:12 GMT -5
Player Name: Molly/maskerader
Other Characters Played: Jane Porter, Dr. Facilier, Goliath, Macbeth, Hans, Nick Wilde
How You Found Us: I live in the wallpaper.
Character Name: Adam
Type of Creature: Human
Rank: Force of Good
Movie/TV Series: Beauty and the Beast / The Enchanted Christmas
Home Island: Isle of the Beast
Powers, Skills, and/or Any Other Abilities:
Royal Status: As a prince, Adam has access to resources that aren't available to most others. He has servants at his beck and call, and he commands a large kingdom.
Empathy: Because of the curse under which he was placed, Adam is likely to put himself in the shoes of those who have been placed under some sort of spell. He's much more willing to hear people out when they bring their troubles to him, and he actively works to do what he can for them.
Fighting Skills: Adam was trained in the art of warfare before he was turned into the Beast. Though he's rusty these days, he used to be quite good with a sword. Through his time as the Beast, Adam's able to hold his own in a brawl.
Strength: Though he doesn't possess as much brute strength as he did when he was the Beast, Adam is still stronger than the average man.
Education: Even though he didn't enjoy it when he was younger, Adam received an extensive education. He knows a decent amount about history, politics, warfare, literature, anything that might have made him a better ruler.
Ever since he was a little boy, the young prince Adam was given pretty much anything he wanted. He learned that, if someone was trying to tell him 'no,' all he needed to do was throw a temper tantrum in order to get his way. The boy had quite a temper, even from a young age, and he used that to his advantage. As a prince, he was expected to have an expansive education, something that the boy hated. He didn't like sitting around in the castle, his nose stuck in a book, and whenever it came time for his tutors to work with him, he did everything he could to terrorize them so that they wouldn't want to spend any time with him at all.
When a beggar woman came to the castle one winter's night, she asked for shelter from the bitter cold, offering a rose in return. The prince sneered at her offer, completely repulsed by her ugliness. She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, "for beauty is found within," but he turned her away again. After the second time he refused her, the appearance of the beggar woman melted away to reveal a beautiful Enchantress.
When he saw her true appearance, the prince tried to apologize, but it was too late. The Enchantress had seen that there was only selfishness and cruelty in his heart. As a punishment, she transformed him from a handsome young prince into a hideous Beast, turning his servants into objects around the castle, as well.
The Beast was ashamed of his appearance, and he hid himself away in his castle. However, the Enchantress provided a link to the outside world in the form of a magic mirror. The rose she had offered to the prince had been enchanted, too, and it would bloom for many years, to give him a chance to break the spell.
After he'd first been transformed, he still had the arrogance to believe that, of course someone would come to love him despite his appearance, but as the years passed, he began to despair, losing what little hope he'd had. He came to discover that the spell had transformed him more than just physically. The more time that went on, the more animalistic he became. At first, he continued to try to live as the prince he had been, eating decadent dishes put before him by his servants, spending his time reading what he could.
Time went on and he grew less able to handle cutlery, his ability to read and to carefully handle the books diminished, as well. He started to hunt his own meat in the forests around the castle, spending most of his time in the West Wing, brooding over his predicament.
As the years since the curse had been cast went on, the castle didn't receive any visitors. Until one winter's day, an old man found his way into the castle. The Beast didn't want to have anything to do with most people, especially someone who wouldn't be able to break the spell, and while his servants were giving the intruder tea, the Beast made his way into the room, roaring at all of them. He took offense at the old man's staring, and threw the stranger into the dungeon.
It wasn't long after that that the man's daughter came looking for him. The Beast found her in the dungeon, but before he could throw her out, the young woman offered to take her father's place. Touched by her offer, the Beast agreed, sending the old man back to the village in exchange for Belle's promise to stay forever. After sending Maurice away, the Beast went to check on Belle, only to discover that she was crying. That, along with the suggestion of his servants led him to lead her to a more comfortable room. She was going to be staying in the castle for quite some time, after all, and forcing her to stay in the tower was too cruel. He told her that she was allowed to go anywhere in the Castle except for the West Wing. After showing her to her room, he demanded that she join him for dinner, determined to get her to love him, to break the spell, even if he had to frighten her into it.
When Belle didn't show up for dinner, the Beast went to her room in a rage, declaring that if she didn't eat with him, she didn't eat at all. He stormed off to his room in the West Wing, brooding over what was to be done. There had to be some way to get Belle to love him, but he had been a Beast for so long that he didn't really have much hope for that, especially after seeing what Belle really thought of him through the magic mirror.
The Beast went to check on the rose, and when he saw that Belle was about to touch it, he reacted without thinking, letting out a roar as he leapt to put the bell jar back over the symbol of his curse. He shouted at Belle to get out, though it was only as she left that he realized what he had truly done. It didn't take him long to decide to go after her, and he rescued her from the wolves that were attacking Belle, sustaining several injuries in the process.
When he awoke once more, he was in the castle again. He tried to lick his injuries clean, but Belle insisted upon cleaning them herself. They argued, and she told him that he needed to control his temper. She thanked him for saving her life, and that started to turn their relationship around.
As the days wore on, they got to know one another better. The Beast wanted to do something for Belle, to show her that he truly cared. The Beast gave Belle complete run of his library, and he was thrilled by how excited she was. In addition, Belle taught him how to read once more, something that the curse had taken from him.
The two of them continued to grow closer, spending much of their time together. At least, until the Christmas season approached. The Enchantress had originally cursed the young Adam into the Beast around Christmastime, which put a bitter taste into his mouth, as far as the holiday was concerned. Belle wanted to decorate for Christmas, and the Beast flatly forbade it. He stormed off to the West Wing to pace, and his court composer, Forte, who was currently a pipe organ, encouraged him to stay angry with Belle, telling him that falling in love would make him miserable.
However, when the Beast discovered the present that Belle had left for him, he demanded that Forte compose a song for Belle as a present. While the composer was working on fulfilling the Beast's request, the Beast had his servants prepare a special dinner for Belle, to show her that he really did care about her. When Belle didn't show up, Forte told him that she abandoned him, and the Beast followed her trail to the Black Forest. She had fallen through a frozen lake, and he rescued her, taking her back to the castle. For breaking her promise to stay with him forever, the Beast threw Belle into the dungeon.
After leaving Belle in the dungeon, the Beast returned to his own room, where Forte urged the Beast to destroy the enchanted rose. Just as he was about to destroy the rose, one of its petals fell onto the gift that Belle gave him. The Beast opened the present and discovered the story that Belle had written for him, and it transported him completely out of himself, giving him hope that the spell might be broken.
He went to the dungeon to apologize to Belle, hoping that he would be able to mend their blooming friendship, something that he wanted to be more. She accepted, and they were able to defeat Forte when he did his best to destroy the castle and its inhabitants.
Several weeks after the Christmas debacle, the Beast began to realize that he had fallen in love with Belle. The Beast invited Belle to an evening of dinner and dancing, to show how much he had changed from their first meeting. He was able to use a spoon at dinner, and when Belle tugged him into the ballroom, he was able to share a dance with her.
After their dance, he fully intended to tell her that he loved her, but he found out that she missed her father. He wanted to do what he could to make her happy, and the enchanted mirror was the perfect way to allow her to see her father again. When they saw that he was sick, the Beast couldn't bear for Belle to be unhappy, and he let her go. He told her to go to her father, telling her to take the mirror with her, so that she would always have a way to look back and remember him. The Beast locked himself in the West Wing, allowing his despair to take over him, even when the villagers started to storm the castle.
Even when the village's best hunter, a man named Gaston, came barging into the West Wing, the Beast didn't really react. Gaston shot him with an arrow, kicking him out onto one of the parapets in the rain. It was only when Belle called out that the Beast started to defend himself. He and Gaston fought, and the Beast held the hunter over the ledge, tempted to drop him. When Gaston begged for his life, the Beast pulled him in, ordering him to get out. He made his way to Belle, only for Gaston to stab him in the back. Belle kept the Beast from falling backwards, but the damage had been done; he was dying. The Beast told Belle that he was glad he'd had a chance to see her one last time before he breathed his last.
He was enveloped in light, and before he knew what was happening, he had been transformed into a prince once more. Adam knew that meant that Belle loved him, too, and they embraced, sharing their first kiss. The spell was finally broken, and the castle and its inhabitants returned to what they had been before it had been cast.
Since the curse has been broken, Adam has been relearning how to be a ruler, but this time, a better ruler. He's been working on getting to know his people, and he has been doing his best to gather allies for the Kingdom of the Rose, just in case the worst should happen with the Forever Stone's breach.
Though he was put under the curse and he has grown as a person, Adam is far from perfect. Some of his weaknesses are as follows:
Temper: Adam may have learned how to control it better, but he still has quite a temper. There are things that still set him off, though he's better at recognizing that he's about to blow up. That allows him to take a step back and work on calming himself down.
Isolated: Though he doesn't always mean to, there are still times that Adam isolates himself. He was a Beast for most of his life, and he had locked himself away much of that time. The prince has to learn how to better interact with people once more, and he's still working on that.
Spoiled: He has gotten much better over the years, but Adam is still a prince, and he can still be a little bit spoiled, at times. For example, he still expects a lot of the best things in life, and there are times he has to work a little harder to understand his subjects.
One of the hardest things about being human again was getting back into actually ruling his kingdom. For all the years that Adam had been a Beast, he hadn't had to deal with any of his subjects. Perhaps it had been a side-effect of the Curse, but it had appeared that the castle in the middle of the woods had been forgotten.
Now, though, people came to him with their problems, expecting that he would be able to rule on them, to solve disputes between neighbors. He had spent so long as a Beast that it had taken him some time to readjust to society in general, and ruling in particular. There were times that he still wasn't completely sure which way he should rule, but thankfully, most disputes had been fairly small. Adam could take the time to really review the petitions in order to make the best decision.
But now that the Forever Stone had been breached, there had been more wolves in the area, and that meant that some of the more vulnerable villagers had been asking for help. Adam had decided to allow them to stay in the castle for a time, until they could get everything under control. And that meant figuring out where to put them, along with how to keep them fed. While that sort of thing had been in his servants' hands before, Adam wanted to make sure that he knew how his kingdom was running.
After all, though the Enchantress wasn't a villain (supposedly), and really, he should thank her for teaching him a lesson (albeit in a long, roundabout sort of way), he didn't want anyone else in his kingdom to fall into the same sort of trap to which he'd been prey.
"Cogsworth, how many villagers are staying in the castle?" he asked his major domo, knowing that, if anyone would have exact numbers, it would be the former clock. He wanted to get to know them as well as he could, to make sure that they were taken care of. Adam just hoped that he could manage to keep his temper in check the whole time.
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