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Pitch Black ([personal profile] closetshark) wrote2014-02-26 02:06 pm
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CHARACTER NAME: Pitch Black aka (The) Nightmare King
CHARACTER AGE: a few hundred thousand years, give or take. Appears somewhere in the mid-40's
SERIES: Rise of the Guardians
CHRONOLOGY: post-movie
CLASS: Villain
HOUSING: No opinion, he's the worst roommate ever though.

BACKGROUND: Pitch on the Wiki

A former powerhouse of the dark ages and older than humanity, Pitch (while never really all that kind or "good") was in his own way a guard of humanity since they were crawling in to caves and building fires for the first time. Times, however, have changed. After all in this modern day and age there's no room for monsters under the bed and shadows chasing you through the woods when there are strangers ready to whisk kids off in vans full of booby trapped candy. Pitch is old, angry, and has had a lot of time to plan his attack on the status quo.

PERSONALITY: Pitch is the Boogyman, he's the very soul of everything people have or will ever be afraid of. He's what's gone bump in the night for the past few thousand years, the shadow following behind you on a moonlit night, the literal monster under the bed and lurking in the closet. He finds delight in twisting dreams in to nightmares or stirring the occasional terror in society with a carefully placed word or two.

This isn't to say he's some mindless monster lurking in the shadows ready to pop out and scare girls and boys. He is vastly intelligent and almost infinitely patient, willing to form and execute plans that take centuries to come to fruition. While his pale, gaunt appearance lends itself to a somber outlook he has a definitive sense of rather twisted dark humor as well as a dry sarcastic wit. He doesn't see himself as something evil, fear after all can keep people alive better than wonder, hope or joy ever could in his opinion. It keeps children close to their parents and away from the monsters that would devour them or the dangers of world they're too young to deal with.

Whereas he was once something of a Guardian himself in the Dark Ages, the recent centuries and rise of the Man in the Moon's chosen have left him bitter and vengeful. He wants nothing more than to return as top dog of the magical influences on humanity and will stop at nothing to do so even if it means eradicating the competition from the face of the earth. Manipulative and conniving, Pitch is more than willing to exploit the fears of others to bend them to his will or convince them to join his side of the game. He doesn't care who he hurts, especially if they're human and he isn't one to really directly apologize for what he does. He is, in his own sideways way, an utterly honest being who does as he says he will and holds others to that.

Pitch's morality is, to a vast degree, something of a blue-orange thing. Whether an action or person is good or evil has no bearing on his opinion, to him survival is what determines worth and it is seen through a lens of fear. He is something of the original teacher of the school of hard knocks; whatever doesn't kill you the first time will probably try again so learn from other's mistakes. His reactions are, at their core, either fighting against something or getting as far from it as possible as a means of survival. He is a firm follower of tit for tat, he doesn't give anything for free and will always give something in return for receiving something. This goes for both favors and insults, whether they're real or simply his perception of them.

This all isn't to say that Pitch isn't without his soft spots and fondnesses for things beyond his job, he has on exceedingly rare occasion taken a liking to the occasional human and spent time walking the world beside them or in conversation when they do at last notice his presence. Writers, dreamers, those who firmly believe that there is something more to the world and it isn't entirely benevolent are those who draw his fancy as well as those who others are afraid of for whatever reason. He enjoys sharing anecdotes of the horrors of history and the natural world, whether people appreciate it or not.

Beneath the ego and showmanship however Pitch has certainly felt the toll of the centuries of being ignored and waved off as just a figment or story. He sympathizes deeply with others over this, as he fears being utterly ignored and eventually fading away completely like so many of the other beings he shared the shadows with.


Fear: One of Pitch's primary domains of power, he is empathic to all things fear related and has an intuitive knowledge of a person's fears and insecurities simply by being near them. He can induce terror and paranoia to those receptive to suggestion with as little as a single phrase. He is a being of fear and terror, such emotion is his literal bread and butter.

Shadow Manipulation Pitch's second primary domain, and one far less subtle in it's power. Pitch literally controls shadows, able to meld in to and shape them to his will.

Nightmare Sand: Corrupted Dreamsand, Pitch can influence nightmares and create Nightmares from those corrupted dreams. Nightmares can act as rudimentary scouts and messengers, and appear as black horses with fiery eyes that are either roughly cat sized or full sized horses for riding. The Nightmare Sand can also be used to form weapons, notably a scythe and arrow.



[There is a very long view of… nothing, it's as if someone turned on the video function and simply forgot about it. There is however, subtle movement in glittering black across the screen. Whorls of shadow that suggest something there, watching the viewer right back and silently judging them.]

How very… predictable you all are. Kidnapped by some organization you've no idea about who tell you they're the good guys, that they're trying to protect their world and you're just the one to help save it.

[There's a snort of derisive contempt.]

It's almost disappointing really, someone tells you you're special and gives you a little ceremony and you just go along with them because you trust them. You'd think some of you may be a bit more cautious or at least wary of these people.

[He sighs, and a saccharine sweetness comes in to his tone as if he's talking to people he sees as stupid.]

Then again, I suppose trusting the hand that feeds is so very human. You get a nice little home, fed and entertained so it's all okay. There's nothing wrong with them wanting to help you poor misplaced things, after all it is their fault you're here. You just have to do some teensy wee things for them in return for so much.

[His eyes appear, blazing and golden in the darkness.]

Is being an attack dog for them worth it? Being collared and chained and unleashed on whatever they say you have to take care of sounds more than a little suspicious don't you think? How do you know they won't make you kill someone who doesn't truly deserve it? How do you know they're really the side you want to be on?

I've seen this before, you know. I've seen it time and time again. Some group or another gets all these powerful people to do their fighting for them and slowly, oh so slowly, they're sending you to put down this rebellion or take care of that group they think is a 'threat'…

[He grins, teeth sharp and dangerous in the dim light as he allows some of his face to be seen. There's a threatening tone to his voice, a malicious amusement to his words.]

How soon until the ones they're sending you to kill are children? How soon until you're chasing down writers and artists? How soon until you're torturing people for them?

How soon until you're the bad guys?

How soon until you're the ones who need to be put down like the rabid dogs you'll be?

[He laughs sharp and harsh.]

Have fun while it lasts.


FINAL NOTES: As a note, due to some (somewhat severe) inconsistencies yet to be resolved in the Guardians of Childhood books themselves (which are still being updated) and the film Pitch's origins are not that of Kozmotis Pitchiner. I will, instead be using the comic series done by Johane Matte who was part of the film production's crew.