Vio Talks About... Scarlette Grimm-Rosa! Jul 4, 2015 17:35:31 GMT -5
Post by Vio on Jul 4, 2015 17:35:31 GMT -5
Ladies and gentlemen, it's finally here! Vio's about to talk to you about the psychopathic murderer that is Scarlette Grimm-Rosa! Now, the last vote was a draw between Miss Grimm-Rosa and Mister Belmont, so I had to have a tie breaker in the form of White Mimic.
So, who exactly is Scarlette? Well, she's a murderous maniac of a madame with a penchant for bloodshed, but not because she enjoys it. Well, not in that sense. Rather, her homicidal antics are brought about by her twisted past, where the influence of her mentally unstable father turned an innocent young girl into something far more monstrous! Her view of the world is corrupt, believing the majority to be innocent people accused of a crime they never committed, and to which the only way to liberate from their 'punishment' is to kill them. Pretty crazy, eh? Well, that's exactly what she is.
At present, Miss Grimm-Rosa is traveling with BlacKitten's own Pluto, working as a rather interesting duo of Bounty Hunters bound together by a single individual. Rebecca, Pluto's little sister, reminds Scarlette of her own deceased sister - Annabelle. Thus, she feels bound by an unknown duty to protect Rebecca and, by extension, Pluto.
Now, my ideas for Scarlette are diverse, but it is her origins that are surprisingly interesting. What actually inspired her creation? Well, believe it or not, she was inspired more or less by her Devil Fruit than anything else. The Tane Tane no Mi is one of the most gruesome of Akuma no Mi to ever exist on Bon Voyage, and it came about through my personal belief that there was more than one way to make a blood-based power. Now, Blood Devil Fruits are banned here on the forum, but when I read through the rules the reasoning was actually quite logical - blood manipulation. Imagine the power to control the blood of any being? Extremely overpowered, hence the ban.
But the Tane Tane no Mi is different. Scarlette uses her own blood to control the power, the ability itself taking a heavy toll upon her body. A burden and an irony. Indeed, there is a massive degree of irony about Scarlette when you combine both her character and her powers. What does her power do? It allows her to summon child-like representations of herself known as Homunculi, gelatinous crimson creations forged of her own blood, not unlike bearing a child. Scarlette is a representation of death, inspired by the Grim Reaper, Ankou and similar scythe-wielding avatars of mortality, so it's appropriate that she herself dislikes the idea of bringing new life into the world.
Now, when it comes to talking about what inspired her, it's actually quite hard to pinpoint my thoughts at the time. I can't really say what the core inspiration for her was, other than the typical concept of a mentally unstable serial killer, to which I say that I enjoyed criminal investigation shows; earlier seasons of CSI, Bones and Law & Order among them. It was a common thing for my mum, sister and I to watch such shows.
What does the future hold for Scarlette? Well, her state of mind offers me a wonderful amount of freedom to develop her character, and she's probably one of my most perfected of all characters when it comes to the future. But for now, I want to keep these things a relative secret, rather than go into excessive detail and ruin the story! You'll just have to wait and see what she becomes, but I guarantee it'll be glorious!
I'm sorry that's all I can write, but it demonstrates just how free and variable Scarlette is! Remember to vote for the next subject character!