FLEET VS SEA MONSTERS

In The War of the Gilded Beasts, I depicted a battle that was outside of the box. In this battle, a fleet of 1,000 longships and 200 war galleys, which carried an army of around 20,000 strong, was sailing around Gradaia in an attempt to lay siege to the capital, Chrysos. However, they sail into a school of giant plankton eating fish. Then swarms of sea monsters such as Megalodons, Tylosaurs, and Krakens start to feed on the giant fish and fleet alike. I got the idea for this from when great white sharks attack surfers because they think they are seals. By attacking the fleet, the sea monsters think the ships are the giant fish they are preying on. It becomes a feeding frenzy and a fight for survival. This setback creates serious consequences for the side that is in control of the fleet and plays a role in the endgame of the entire war.

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SUPERPOWER: ENERGY BREATH

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Imagine being able to fire a concentrated beam of energy from your mouth. You could cause large scale death and destruction with a single breath. This would be like Cyclops’s power except the beam comes from the mouth instead of the eyes. I am thinking of giving one of the supervillains in my new superhero series this ability and it will be frightening.

A COHESIVE UNIVERSE

One of the problems I had while writing The Young Guardians Series is that I tried to create a superhero universe with multiple themes in it at the same time ranging from magic, science, and secret societies. Many superhero universes include these themes, but they are able to introduce these themes over time instead of cramming them into the story. Batman v Superman made that mistake by cramming references from multiple storylines in one story. I tried to do it like other superhero universes did and made the mistake of cramming all those themes together. This time, I am thinking of keeping my new superhero universe more cohesive and focused on science fiction instead including fantasy and paranormal themes to it. This will make it a more believable story compared to The Young Guardians Series. To quote Tony Stark, “don’t do it like me. Do it like you.” With this in mind, instead of trying to follow in the footsteps of other superhero universes, I will be making one that truly reflects who I am as a writer.

SUPERHUMAN POWERHOUSE

The main character of my new superhero series will have the ability to copy the powers of other superhumans. With this ability the character would have the potential to utilize multiple powers at the same time. This won’t be the initial power level. At the beginning of the story, they will only use one copied power at a time, but as the story progresses they will gradually use multiple powers at once. This would make them a superhuman powerhouse that will be difficult to overcome. It is an exciting process to consider and I look forward to depicting it in the story.

FILM REVIEW: THE DARKEST MINDS

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I have mixed feelings about The Darkest Minds. It was neither good nor bad. It was just enjoyable. I liked the idea of superhuman children being persecuted by the government because it gave a certain vulnerability to the characters. The ending hinted the possibility of a sequel and I would recommend this film to anyone who is seeking an enjoyable science fiction film.

GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED SUPERHUMANS

I had an interesting idea to include in my new superhero series and it involves superhumans working for the government. This will create another obstacle for the main characters to overcome because while they are fighting the status quo they will be forced to fight agents of the status quo. To avoid persecution, these superhumans would cut deals with the government. In exchange for the safety of their families and loved ones, these superhumans would serve as enforcers of the government. I got this idea from The Dark Knight Returns where Superman cut a deal with the United States government. In exchange for being the chief enforcer and executioner of the United States government, Superman would be allowed to continue his superhero career. Overall, these characters I will be introducing will be troubled souls.