Once Upon a Time

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    The town of Storybrooke has existed for as long as its residents can remember. But that's the problem, isn't it? For its residents can't remember their lives outside of Storybrooke. It was as if one day they woke up there and their lives had been that way for what seemed like forever and things stayed like that ever since. In another land where magic is real and heroes come in all shapes and sizes, a curse was cast by the Evil Queen and the lands of the Enchanted Forest and beyond were affected. No one, be they hero or villain, royal or poor, was spared by curse. Those who couldn't escape the curse are now living in Storybrooke with no memory of who they once were.

    However, as the curse's power begins to weaken, and memories long forgotten slowly start to emerge from slumbering minds, what happens to the seemingly normal lives of the citizens of Storybrooke? In their former life, were they a hero or a villain? Prince or pauper? Were they in love or utterly alone? Do they even want to find out? Especially if their life in Storybrooke has turned out for the better - maybe they fell in love, or are doing what they love or are living a simple life that is no less a happily ever after than their fairy tale ever was. If that's the case, do they really wish to remember who they once were and go back to their former life in the Enchanted Forest? Or are they eager to return to their former life and kingdoms? Perhaps there is someone they had forgotten about that they wish to be reunited with or someone back in the Enchanted Forest who was spared by the curse that is still looking for them. Maybe they want their powers back or their throne. And does the return of their memories signify something worse to come?

    Why has the Evil Queen returned? Why after so long is the curse slowly broken? Is her power weakening or is this all part of her plan?

    So many questions and it looks like we're about to find out the answers to all of them.
     
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  2. Rules and Regulations:

    -- Although this Roleplay is loosely based off of the show Once Upon a Time and existing fairytales, I want you guys to create your own characters and your own take on these classic fairytales. Therefore, original characters only, and if you can, try to get creative with their fairytale story while still sticking to the general premise.
    1. Your character can be based off of any fairytale character, legend, myth, or god or goddess (such as Hercules, Aphrodite, Loki, Thor, etc.). If you're not sure whether your character fits into this roleplay, feel free to ask me beforehand!

    2. Your character MUST have a purpose or a job in Storybrooke. They can be unemployed, sure, but I'd like for them to have some form of a regular life before their memories start returning.

    3. When this roleplay starts, none of the characters save the Evil Queen and whoever else may be in on her plan remember their lives in the Enchanted Forest. The memories will come in as the roleplay goes along, through dreams and other means until the characters realize they were all living a different life before Storybrooke.

    4. At some point, the characters might go back to the Enchanted Forest but that will not be until later.

    5. Get creative with your stories! This is probably the most important bit for me. Just because Cinderella marries Prince Charming in the fairy tale doesn't mean she wants to be with him or end up with him later on after living in Storybrooke. Maybe your Jasmine falls in love Robinhood as opposed to Aladdin seeing that she has a preference for thieves. Or maybe Tarzan and Belle have a thing seeing as Belle always liked her men a little more.. beastly. Maybe Prince Eric has a preference to Captain Hook over Ariel.
    -- This doesn't simply apply to romance, but can also apply to your character's life as well. Maybe they were good in the Enchanted Forest but are twisted in the real world or vice versa. Maybe they were a king or ruler that misses their throne and wants to take it back. Perhaps until then they want to rule over the town of Storybrooke since they can't find a way home.
    Also if you're still reading this, which I hope you are, I want you to post a comment under your character profile or at the bottom of your character skeleton with the best pun you can think of to let me know that you read the rules properly and thoroughly.

    6. You are NOT allowed to post less than a paragraph (a paragraph to me is five sentences). One-liners are forbidden in both character sheets and roleplays. I understand that writer's block gets the best of us, but I ask that you at least try. What does your character think, feel, smell, see? Who are they with? How are they standing or sitting? Do they move around when they talk or wrinkle their nose or furrow their brows? What are they wearing? There is absolutely no reason that you should write a single sentence when there is so much you can write about.

    7. Respect other players!

    8. Give other people a chance to reply! In other words, don't post too much so that when someone logs on the next day there are several pages of just two characters going back and forth. This causes people to drop out of roleplays and makes them into a 1x1. Quality over quantity people!

    9. Don't control other people's players!

    10. Keep it PG guys! If you want to take it further, feel free to move to PM, but do NOT post anything of the like in the thread.

    11. That being said, you are permitted to swear in the roleplay.

    12. The Evil Queen is a character that is up for grabs if anyone wants it.

    13. Have fun!
     
  3. Character Sheet (PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FIRST):

    If no one claims to be the Evil Queen, I will play her myself as an NPC.

    Name:
    Age:
    What Fairy Tale character were you?:
    Personality in Fairy Tale:
    Personality in Storybrooke:
    Fairytale Biography:
    Storybrooke Biography:
    Appearance (Can use actual image, anime, or description):


    ACCEPTED CHARACTERS:
    FEMALE:
    1.
    Melanie Raine (Maleficent) played by grapedrank
    2. Regina Mills (The Evil Queen) played by @Bitterblue
    3. Kambria Ayala (Pocahontas) played by @princessyuna
    4. Emerson Riley (The Cheshire Cat) played by @Azazel

    MALE:
    1.
    Peter Pan played by @princessyuna
    2.
    3.
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    My Character:

    Name: Melanie Raine
    Age: 24
    What Fairy Tale character were you?: Maleficent
    Personality in Fairy Tale: Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil, is a title that she has come to earn in her years in the Enchanted Forest. Some say she was a fairy gone bad, or was a woman who lost her love. Others say she was just born evil. No one knows for certain, and Maleficent always enjoyed the air of mystery it gave her. Her powers were unmatched by all save the Evil Queen herself and only the strongest of light magic was able to fend her off. She is an envious woman and wants what she cannot have, she is unmerciful and power-hungry with a temper and maliciousness that makes her feared by many. Her dark magic is strong and she is manipulative, cunning, clever, and temperamental. Cold and icy as well, many believe she is a woman beyond redemption.


    Personality in Storybrooke: Melanie is the person people call upon when the city's budget is cut short and they need to cut programs and jobs, for she will do what needs to be done without remorse. She runs the town like a well-oiled machine from her position in the local government of Storybrooke and rarely leaves her office which she often dubs "her fortress of solitude." Fortress of solitude indeed, as Melanie is often working alone and doing the jobs of many citizens combined in order to keep busy. Her coworkers respect her and her audacious work habits, although they know little about her as a person, she doesn't speak much but is amusingly and humorously snarky when she is in a conversation. She is mysterious to many, very cunning and resourceful and tries to keep balance in town. She's a bitter person, often seen with a puzzled frown or sneer on her face. Or with a furrowed brow as she works. She's not one to judge others, oftentimes claiming "Me of all people has no right to judge the actions of another." Although she's not sure why she believes that so firmly, this belief she has can make coworkers seek out her company and vent to her knowing she will listen and not judge or scorn them. She doesn't have much of a social life however. When her coworkers around her are getting together at the bar, she often stays behind claiming that she has a lot of work to do as she generally assumes she's not invited to such events and would rather just stay behind than deal with the awkwardness of being in a situation she is not wanted.

    Fairytale Biography: There are many stories dealing with Maleficent's origins, no one is really sure though where she came from or what her real name was and no one was ever close enough to her to find out as she was not exactly someone to get close to. She is most known for cursing the Princess Aurora into an eternal sleep and was defeated by Prince Phillip in her dragon form. The rest of her story? Well it's a bit of a mystery still. Maleficent was not the one who cast the curse that sent them all to the world without magic, however. The curse requires one to sacrifice the thing they love most, and what Maleficent loves most is something she can't have, so when the curse came upon the lands, she was a victim to it about as much as any other person in the realms. When the curse came upon the realm, she was living in isolation from society in the enchanted forests. Seeing as she herself has the power to transform into a magical creature, she always has a certain level of understanding with the creatures that live in the realm - magical and not.

    Storybrooke Biography: Melanie is the city manager of Storybrooke, had been for as long as she can remember. She's a little too young and not quite powerful enough to become mayor or city council, although she had always dreamed of furthering her political career, but never really got around to running for office, although she isn't quite sure what's holding her back. She likes her life in Storybrooke, even if she is living it alone. No family, friends, or lovers to speak of aside from some companionable coworkers, but she's content and enjoys the work she does for the community, enjoys the way her decisions can change how the town is run. She has a small apartment just across from Granny's Diner and just down the road from the town hall, so she is almost always within reach of her job. Sometimes she is envious of the joy and merriment of those around her, but she tends to brush the feelings aside in order to focus on more important issues - like helping to run Storybrooke and furthering her political career. Just wait until she gets her memories back and gets her hands on the one who cast the curse, however.
    Appearance:
    Fairytale Look:
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    Storybrooke Look:
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    #3 grapedrank, Jun 20, 2014
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  4. Great! I'll mark you down!
     
  5. I want the Evil Queen and Belle! (Can I have two?) Will be working on a CS for both! Or does the Queen need a cs?
    QUESTION:
    I'm still going to use the name Regina for the Queen, but will she remember casting the curse, like she did in OUAT?
     
    #6 Bitterblue, Jun 30, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
  6. Yes of course! And yes, I'd like for her to be the only one that remembers.
     
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  7. Okie dokie! Will submit Regina's first, and then get to work on Belle's! :D
    Also, I am going to use to original picture for them...can't imagine anyone else. :P That okay?
     

  8. The Evil Queen




    Name:
    Regina Mills
    Age:
    25
    What Fairy Tale character were you?:
    The Evil Queen
    Personality in Fairy Tale:
    The Evil Queen is ruthless. She always gets what she wants, no matter the cost. She has a personal vendetta against a certain person, and will do anything to get revenge on her, including killing everyone who gets in her way. She wants to know how to love, but she doesn't know how to love anymore, not after Daniel.
    Personality in Storybrooke:
    Regina is cold, calculating, and yes, still evil. As the Mayor, she has the power in this small town that she made up. Storybrooke, a fitting name for a town full of story characters. She has multiple responsibilities, and gets them done to the best of her abilities. Magic is not in this town, so she has to rely on pure political power, and her own leadership.
    Fairytale Biography:
    Regina is also known as the Evil Queen. She didn't always used to think of herself as evil. Once she saw the people's opinion of her, she embraced it. She uses magic to get what she wants, and rules with a ruthless hand. She didn't have a happy ending like almost every other person in the enchanted forest. She fell in love when she was younger, he was a young stable boy. Daniel was all she wanted and more. But her mother thought he was too low for her. Her mother had plans for her to marry higher, to marry the king for saving his daughter.
    But no, Regina wanted Daniel. Cora didn't know this until the girl she saved told her. When Cora found out Regina was planning on running away with Daniel, she was furious. She caught Regina and Daniel, just as they were about to leave. She ripped Daniels heart out and crushed it, right in front of Regina.
    Regina was devastated. She married the king, just to get to power. She secretly went to Rumplestiltskin, the dark one, to get magic lessons. She soon grew to be one of the most powerful sorcerers to walk the land.
    She later found out that it was the young princess who told Cora, the one who promised to keep it a secret. Regina blamed her for Daniels death, and will do anything to get revenge on her. This, this is why she cast the curse, to rip the princess from all that she loved, her people.
    Storybrooke Biography:
    Regina is the Mayor of Storybrooke. She is also the only person who remembers life before the curse, as she had immuned herself against the memory loss. She is still getting used to life without magic, but she manages well. She has a son now, well, an adopted son. Henry is her world. She has found a way to love again, but not in the same way that she loved Daniel. It was a mother's love. Regina is a serious overprotective mother, she is very strict, and hard on Henry. Henry, not being part of the original curse, thought something was off about his mother. She didn't seem....right. But Regina loved Henry, like her own son. She would do anything to protect him.
    Regina loves looking at all the people going about their 'normal' lives in Storybrooke. They have no clue. No clue as to what life was before the curse....it made her giddy. She had all these people under her thumb, even though they didn't remember her, they were somewhat scared of her....
    Appearance:
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    ((Storybrooke and then Fairytale))
     
    #9 Bitterblue, Jun 30, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
  9. This is very well written and I'm okay with using the original faces from the show but if at all possible would you be able to make the character more original and less based off of the show?

    Also please be sure to read the Rules and Regulations, you're missing something at the end of the profile :)
     
  10. Thanks :)
     

  11. The Evil Queen



    Name:
    Regina Mills
    Age:
    25
    What Fairy Tale character were you?:
    The Evil Queen
    Personality in Fairy Tale:
    The Evil Queen is ruthless. She always gets what she wants, no matter the cost. She has a personal vendetta against a certain person, and will do anything to get revenge on her, including killing everyone who gets in her way. She wants to know how to love, but she doesn't know how to love anymore, not after Daniel.
    Personality in Storybrooke:
    Regina is cold, calculating, and yes, still evil. As the Mayor, she has the power in this small town that she made up. Storybrooke, a fitting name for a town full of story characters. She has multiple responsibilities, and gets them done to the best of her abilities. Magic is not in this town, so she has to rely on pure political power, and her own leadership.
    Fairytale Biography:
    Regina is also known as the Evil Queen. She didn't always used to think of herself as evil. Once she saw the people's opinion of her, she embraced it. She uses magic to get what she wants, and rules with a ruthless hand. She didn't have a happy ending like almost every other person in the enchanted forest. She fell in love when she was younger, he was a young stable boy. Daniel was all she wanted and more. Her mother was okay with it, but her father wasn't. Her father abused her pretty much every day. Every time he hit her, anger stirred in her chest and she would push it down. Pushing anger down like that is bound to erupt eventually.
    And erupt it did. She had enough one day. She had been taking magic lessons from the best sorcerer in the town, and was deemed one of the most powerful sorceress' on the planet. She used magic to cut off her father's air supply, and he suffocated on his own bed. She had gotten a taste of blood, and now she was addicted.
    She married the king, after a certain event had killed Daniel. She had done something in the past to prove enough to be worthy of the king's attention. She gladly accepted, knowing this was her way to power. Once married, she slowly began adding poison to his food. But it was just enough that he looked like he was getting sick, and not being poisoned. There was no trace.
    The king was dead, and that left Regina in charge. She ruled with a ruthless hand, killing anyone who disobeyed her wishes, or just annoyed her. She was quickly given the nickname of The Evil Queen.
    She cast the curse because she enjoyed seeing the people suffer. What better way to do that than to see them live their lives not remembering who they really were?
    Storybrooke Biography:
    Regina is the Mayor of Storybrooke. She is also the only person who remembers life before the curse, as she had immuned herself against the memory loss. She is still getting used to life without magic, but she manages well.
    She led the town in a fair, cruel way. She had this town under her thumb, and they would all do what she told them to do, it was really quite entertaining.
    Regina loves looking at all the people going about their 'normal' lives in Storybrooke. They have no clue. No clue as to what life was before the curse....it made her giddy. She had all these people under her thumb, even though they didn't remember her, they were somewhat scared of her....
    Appearance:
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    As for a pun.......I don't know many, but I saw a church sign that said:
    Don't give up, Moses was once a basket case.
     
  12. I SAW THE MALEFICENT MOVIE. SO CAN I ALSO PLAY MALEFICENTS CROW?
     
  13. Accepted!
     
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  14. Sure!!!! Go ahead!
     
  15. Name:
    Emerson Riley

    Age:

    21

    What Fairy Tale character were you?:

    The Cheshire Cat

    Personality in Fairy Tale:

    Emerson was a bit of an odd one, floating around and smiling creepily at everyone. She was called the bane of everyone's existence, always following everyone and just being an annoying little brat. She loved to follow children around specifically, which sounds weird to most people, but she found children so easily entertained and that just intrigued her. How she would disappear, leaving just her smile, and how it would make the younger children scream and the older ones gasp in awe, made her feel accepted, no matter what the adults said. Emerson is a mysterious, playful thing, loving the company of kids and a bit of a reserved, quiet thing around others.

    Personality in Storybrooke:

    Once again, same situation here as it was back in her own home, Emerson is a bit more reserved when it comes to her social life, causing her to be a lot more awkward then she would prefer to be. There will be times when Emerson will lash out and become loud and obnoxious, those these episodes are rare. Most people of Storybrooke pass whispers of the woman's mental health, calling her bipolar and the like. Even when Emerson hears of the rumors, she usually brushes them off, odd for her reserved nature, She doesn't know where that shell comes from.

    Fairytale Biography:

    Emerson's nickname around her home was The Cheshire Cat, due to her smile and her resemblance to a cat. She was shunned as a child, due to her odd looks and creepy smile, which is probably another reason she sticks to hanging out with children, gaining back her lost childhood. She lived in a small little treehouse on the outskirts of the towns, refusing to leave on a request from an adult, only coming down on a request from a child. Emerson wasn't one for violence surprisingly, turning out to being a bit more soft and...calm, occasionally. She had built a high tolerance to the insults and dirty looks she received daily, to the dismay of the townspeople, as they enjoyed watching the cat-girl shrink away to her tree hole.

    Storybrooke Biography:

    In Storybrooke, Emerson works at the local Daycare, taking care of the children who are still too young to go to school. She loves her job immensely, working day and night to make sure both her boss and the children are happy. Emerson refuses vacation days due to the fact that she'd come back 20 minutes later anyway stating that she'd had enough vacation time and was ready to get back to work. People in the town do get a bit freaked by the woman's insistent work and the occasional creepy smile she gives. Emerson is obsessed with cats, having them drawn everywhere, and even has a small Munchkin cat residing in her apartment that she just adores.

    Appearance (Can use actual image, anime, or description):

    Fairytale Look:
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    Storybrooke Look:
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  16. DOOO WEEEE OOOOOOOOOH
     
  17. Is this still happening, or? x.x

    I would like to take Pocahontas and Peter Pan.
     
  18. Its going super slow at the moment, I don't even know if the owner has been on.
     
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