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The Harvestman (a new killer) Use him for your RPG

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby WadeJackel on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:22 pm

The Harvestman is a new killer that I'm creating, influenced by characters like the Jeepers Creepers creature, and Slenderman. I'm making it to use as a character for an RPG, of course. But anyone interested in the character can feel free to use it for their own RPG's. Its not easy coming up with an original killer character, but I think I have come up with some new interesting angles. Besides being inspired by Slenderman and others, one of the ides for him came from an image, not to get to deep but, it was one of the paintings depicting Dante's Inferno, which I believe where part of the original text. Actually just now I looked it up, it comes from the French printmaker Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883).

Here is a part of that painting/etching? The guy kneeling is Dante.

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JUST A LITTLE INFO


Well, in order to make a good supernatural killer you need an interesting background, the problem as always is coming up with something original, you be the judge.

The Myth:

Lucifer was the first angel created by God, but there came a time when Lucifer rebelled, no longer willing to be subservient to the will of God Lucifer set out to defy him, to become God himself. God loved Lucifer and hoped he would remain faithful to him, so in order to quell Lucifer's desire God created a companion for him, someone to essentially keep Lucifer out of trouble.

Originally he was simply known as the Solar Sentinel, after he was created he and Lucifer became inseparable, he had calmed the 1st angels rebellious desires, but he was also charged to keep Lucifer in line, something which the 1st angel did not appreciate, someone more important to God then Lucifer had been himself.

The Legend:

Among other things the creature was said to resemble an arachnid, possessing 6 arms, all of which were kept close to its body, to maintain its deception as being human. The creature has no facial features, it generates (mouth,eyes,nose) depending on what it needs to do at that time, to see, to eat (don't ask).


Traits:

Right before the Harvestman kills someone it tells that person something they've always wanted to know, a personal secret that it gives the answer to.


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Re: The Harvestman (a new killer) Use him for your RPG

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby WadeJackel on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:34 am

Just thought of it, he is called the Harvestman becuase he gathers and collects pieces of his victimes, for some unknown reason

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Re: The Harvestman (a new killer) Use him for your RPG

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Solomon Blank on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:08 pm

Was Harvestman also based on the nickname for opiliones as well?

I took a closer look at this character because I had previously imagined a spider-like demon with this same nickname. He was similarly inspired by urban mythology and monster lore of the sorts, but his general image and behavior differed. This isn't an accusation, by the way- I never wrote anything of him more than a few sketches which were never uploaded - just me being amazed by the similarity of the base idea and inspiration.

I love the mythos of your character far more than my own. The relationship with Lucifer, especially, and the personal secret before he kills you? That's straight out of a spooky campfire story and I love it.

The character I had imagined was originally to be an asset in a short story, but I never got around to touching it really. If I do, though, I'll definitely reach you and consult you if you feel the characters are too similar, or that you've been robbed of your idea.

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