Pardon me for submitting this outside the ask box…therer wasn’t enough space. I was hoping to ask a few questions, and perhaps get some feedback on three OCs? They’re a full ghost, a halfa, and the halfa’s son, who is only a quarter ghost. They’re currently RP-only, and still in development. I’m always picking away at them, because I don’t want to make any Mary Sue/Gary Stues……but I still like stretching Canon and playing around with theories….so I was wondering…
What are the possible ways to get ghost powers? I know of the portal idea, and I’ve been toying with the ‘having a ghostly parent/ancestor’ idea (inspired by someone’s lecture on ghostly powers and genetics)….but while I want something original, I don’t want something utterly ridiculous.
I’m also stuck on the ‘inversion’ topic….is it bad to invert eye and hair color when someone with ghost powers transforms? I’d think there’d need to be some sort of physical difference between the forms (with the exception of the uniform). Again, I’m sorry I didn’t put this through the ask box…..but I didn’t want to pester you with five different asks as part of the same question.
Oh, that’s quite alright. Submissions in place of questions are welcomed too, if there isn’t enough room. Also, a little off-topic, but I find that roleplaying characters before writing out their bios is actually very helpful.
Well, it depends really. There are a lot of possible theoretical ways. Granted wishes, freak accidents, waste spills, disease, animal bites, or maybe dormant ghost DNA that’s reawakened through an electrical shock of some kind? It’s all just fringe science in the end. Feel free to go as crazy as you want, as long as it makes sense. Heck, you could even say something happened and a ghost and a human swapped DNA through some freakish electrical current and they became hybrids from each other. Maybe a human vessel was made to house a ghost’s consciousness or maybe a ghost possessed a coma patient and was accidentally semi-permanently infused through some freak event? You just gotta go a little crazy with it, regardless of if it makes you sound like a lunatic or not. Maybe even watch a few shows or media that’s based around paranormal or fringe science for inspiration. Sci-Fi tends to work best, I find.
Inversion! Oh, man, inversion. Between you and me, I can’t stand it. Inverted color schemes tend to be bland and look-alike and cheap, in my opinion. There are people who can pull it off brilliantly, but there are a lot of other ways to make a character’s alter ego look different. Different clothing styles, the way they style their hair, color schemes, even physical differences. Maybe the ghost energy reacts differently and messes with their physical manifestation and their appearance is different? Inversion isn’t a rule. In fact, most of DP’s science and theory is up for debate. It just depends on how you, the fan, interpret most of it. There is no real law to it, so again, go crazy. Go absolutely mad with it.