Wanted to make a journal doing some talking about my verse (Brainstorming or vague ideas mostly) and open it up to ideas/suggestions/headcanons/general impressions from all my lovely watchers out there. So, onto that.
First off, I'm contemplating moving Gamma Ray, the devious and malicious daughter of Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst, from my alt AU to be the main villain in my canon verse.
There are quite a few ponies that have potential
to be a villain in my verse, as follows:
Black Lotus (Nightmare Mode Only)
The fact is though, Pupa isn't a villain, he bullies because internally he is very hurt and mixed up. Once he finally comes to grips with the guilt and pain, Pupa will likely still be cynical and bitter, but not feel the need to berate others anymore to assuage his hurt. Harmony also has villain potential, given her extreme distrust of many others. However, her potential for destruction is limited by support for Spike and Rarity's son Allusion, Harmony's best friend and crush. Black Lotus so far has the most potential, since when overwhelmed by her negative feelings she enters her aggressive Nightmare Mode
. A truly cataclysmic event from her, however, would involve her sister Morning Glory failing to stop her though, which is Glory's duty as her sister. Diamond Dust is... well, Diamond isn't evil, she's just a bitch.
Gamma Ray, as I've mentioned before, is a rather malicious pony. Bereft of most meaningful socialization or friends, epically powerful magic, and the means to manipulate it to a hair's breadth, Gamma Ray has great means for being a villain who only wishes to see pain in others around her. She wouldn't be fueled by revenge, since nopony has ever actually wronged
her, just she's never known kindness outside of her own parents. Bringing her into my verse would multiply this and actually take away most kindness done to her. In my canon universe, Sunburst is married to Princess Twilight Sparkle, as well as being Dawn Reflection's father. While I could have Sunburst have left Twilight for Starlight, I feel it'd be more likely to have happened the other way around. Seeing past the nostalgia and puppy love caused by it. Sunburst would have left Starlight and their magically haywire daughter to be with Twilight.
Scorned by a second rejection from her dearest childhood friend and feeling deeply betrayed by Twilight for having 'stolen' Sunburst, the friendship lessons Starlight took in would all slip away, consumed by her jealousy and allegded betrayal. Twilight Sparkle has stopped her before, however, so straight out vengeance wouldn't be an option. Instead Starlight turns her frustrations and lust for revenge to her already fairly emotionally screwed up daughter and trains her for the purpose of her revenge. Gamma Ray surpasses even Starlight's wildest dreams of power, however, the blood of two very strongly magically gifted unicorns flowing in her veins, and breaks away from her mother's control. Head filled with dissonance against friendship and zero apathy, Gamma Ray sets her sights on all
of Equestria, looking forward to see it's citizens crumbling beneath her power.
So there, that's my setup for Gamma Ray in my canonverse. The other question is determining her 'foil', so to speak. Dawn seems a prime choice for this, being an alicorn princess and a spirit of acceptance, but it's still undecided overall.
Second order of business, I would like to hear ideas for whom you all think Sucker Punch's mother/father actually is. I had thoughts about it potentially being Nurse Redheart, with his blue eyes and white coat, but it just doesn't fit I don't think. I can't see Redheart willfully abandoning her own foal, even with his own father. Someone suggested Thunderlane, though I'm sure Spitfire would've tanned his hide twice over for the indignation of not knowing Thunder had another child.
Third on my list, I keep telling myself I have completed my cast of characters... but then a little voice inside my head starts whispering to me 'But what about this? Or that? Or them?' For example, multiple of my nextgens began as random OCs I scribbled while at work (Whipped Dream, Sugar Pop, Sucker Punch). Wing Rush is another possible pony I might convert to a nextgen. She'd be another daughter of Twilights, though I'm not sure it'd be Sunburst's, given Wing Rush is a pegasus pony. Then there's always the ships that just randomly hit me like a punch in the face and I'm off again making another. How do other verse creators out there control this impulse? How many characters compose your universe? How do you manage to keep all the characters balanced as far as personality and spotlights goes? So many different questions regarding that.
Final thing to touch on (For now), is my poll of late. At the time of writing this journal, three options stand tied. I'd love it if any who haven't voted yet would go and do so, whether to break the tie or add a different suggestion/what have you.
At that, I leave you with the link to my nextgenverse folder, that you might offer suggestions/etc or ask questions about my various characters.bijutsuyoukai.deviantart.com/g…