Saturday, October 25, 2008
Recreating The Color Wheel 4: Underworld
And just like that, it is time for the Underworld, our second to last tribe in my five part series :).
Underworlders are impulsive, destructive, emotional, and selfish. One thing that they aren't is evil. You can't get caught up in appearance and attitude, and think that is what causes someone to be either evil, or good. Every tribe has the capacity to both good, and do evil in the name for their cause. The Danians will assimilate creatures and make them follow their philosophies, some Mipedians are ruthless hunters (just look what happened in Castle Bohdran or Bust Part 2) and Overworlders have been destructive in the past with the Underworld and Slurk isn't that nice to the Mipedians either.
In the TV show, Chaor, the "ruthless" ruler of the Underworld, has saved Kaz's life multiple times, and even showed mercy to the treasonous Lord Van Bloot. The world "evil" cannot possible describe a tribe when the leader of it has shown kindness in the past.
Underworlders see themselves as the "good" force, and that they must do what they need to survive. They believe that you can only flourish when you aren't limited by rules and restrictions. The Overworlders are the opposite of this, they believe that without laws governing the people, chaos will emerge which will be the downfall of everyone. This is where the conflict between the Over and Underworld begins. Overworld wants to replace the Underworld with a civilization much like their own, and the Underworld wants to defeat the Overworld so they can live the way they want without rules or structure.
One way the Underworlders try to destroy rules and law is through causing destruction and problems. This can be found in damage dealing abilities, or stat lowering mugic, anything to throw their opponents off guard.
Underworlders get their power through emotion, even though it can cause them harm in the end run. With recklessness, Underworlders get amazing powers, but their haste ends up becomming a weakness, but Improvisational Melody shows how their impulsivness becomes an even greater strength. Song of Fury is probably one of the more famous examples of Underworder's emotional power.
Underworld's weakness in the elements is water.
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