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Harriet Vaughn {White Rose Duelist} ([personal profile] whiterosefoes) wrote2014-07-31 04:15 pm
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character name: Harriet Vaughn - technically "The Rose Duelist" (insert name here)
au/pg/canon/oc: Yu-Gi-Oh: The Duelists of the Roses, White Rose Side, [community profile] the_campus/[community profile] blankstate CR AU

  • Fairly normal British duel champion runner-up, magically summoned to 1480s England to fight in the War of the Roses.... with card games! Also every historical figure looks suspiciously like the cast of Yu-Gi-Oh.

  • Has an upbeat and joking personality, but can also be quite cunning and selfish.

  • Sided with the Yorkists to get home as SOON AS POSSIBLE because screw being summoned/kidnapped by the Lancasters!!! Finished rose war and subsequently got kidnapped to two other games. Cannot catch a break.

  • In Campus, she was stuck on a spooky jamjar island where she had a blood feud with a couple of psychopaths and then allied with them half a year later to vie for power.
  • In Blank State, she survived a game involving possessed murderers, mysteries, and memory cabinets and came out of it much more cynical than before.

  • Her Campus self experienced Blank State as a coma dream in the aftermath of a shadow game.

  • CANON:

    The Lancasters summoned the "Rose Duelist" (Harriet) to turn the tides of the war in their favor. She was pretty pissed to be kidnapped from her time to fight a battle that had nothing to do with her, so she immediately dashed their hopes by taking the quickest exit she could find, siding with the more powerful Yorkists on the promise they'd be better equipped to send her home. Dueled a gauntlet of historical names/YGO characters to take their Rose Cards - as it was a war, quite a few of them tried to kill her in said duels, but she was able to match her own ruthlessness and came out victorious.

    After obtaining all of the Red Rose Cards, she met up with Rosenkreuz again, who used them to summon a mythical card guardian that was to grant both their families eternal glory and prosperity... but he screwed it up and instead summoned a wrathful ancient card demon, whom Harriet had to defeat in a duel (of course) before it killed everyone. She succeeded, and then it was time to go home! Rosenkreuz gave her a touching sendoff complete with a gift of a pendant she could show to his future family members and be taken care of and stuff, it was pretty sweet (albeit hilariously misguided considering his family in her time line is Seto Kaiba, professional jerkass. It's the thought that counts.)

    Anyway, she pummeled a godlike creature and was finally about to go home! Good times for Harriet Vaughn.

    [community profile] the_campus

    ...And then Harriet ended up here instead. Arriving with a small cluster of DOTR characters, who were now all united under the Tudor Rose, they became dorm mates and settled in for the time being. Harriet was a bit snarky over not being home, but access to modern comforts made her just happy enough to be satisfied.

    Then, they all got into a blood feud with Malik and Yami Bakura when the former used her resentment toward Lancaster to brainwash her into trying to cardgame murder Henry Tudor, her canon's version of Yugi. This lead to a series of dramatic confrontations until eventually they called a truce due to too much mutual killing. Things returned to mostly normal, though there were a few game events to weather such as suspicious blackouts and the buildings disappearing. But eventually, she got fed up with things and made a shady deal with Malik to teach him her magical rose war summoning so they could use a real live God monster to destroy the barrier.

    After it failed, she planned to stop seeing him but they ended up gravitating toward each other by drowning away their sorrows together. Which became something of a habit, which lead to makeouts and a friends with benefits situation. A subsequent event brought out Malik's other personality, who challenged her to a shadow game. She accepted in order to seal his ability to use the magic she'd taught Malik, and succeeded in doing so, however he weakened her enough to put her into a coma for a couple months.

    During these months, she experienced her second game through coma dreams, in effect canon updating through a hiatus. During the coma she was regularly visited in her soul room by Yami Bakura, who helped her piece together some forgotten memories and kept her informed of Yami Malik's movements. After she woke up, Harriet reclaimed her Rose Cards and became determined to master their powers to help them survive a calamity they'd foreseen in the dream. She also became Malik's Official Girlfriend at some point (he made it the ante for beating her in a cardgame. fucking yugiohs)

    [community profile] blankstate

    In Blank State, she died from the Yami Malik shadow game in an alternate timeline. After making a contract with a Weird God Cat for the chance to save her life, she had to participate in a series of trials where a handful of people were possessed by guilt monsters and killing people, then the culprit was to be fingered through interpretation of an allegorical story spun by the god cat, and viewing the others' memories stored within a file cabinet. The survivors of this game, of which Harriet was one, would have a timeline fashioned in which they survived 100%. She lowered her odds to save Malik as well, as he had been possessed by a guilt monster.

    The people of this game started out very close knit and determined to save each other, but by Malik's trial that kind of crumbled and they turned on each other, and the game ended successfully through the resident sociopathic demon murdering a bunch of innocent teenage girls. Harriet walked out of that game severely questioning the worth of her values and motivations thus far, and almost kind of giving up on the world - as of blank state her morals are currently in a weird limbo state, where she's decided to seek power before a decision is made. (Seeking power is her solution to a lot of things.) She also became much more protective of Malik, since he really died horribly - everyone gave up on him and deliberately crushed his hope and he was eaten by a guilt monster. She herself came very close to tipping over the moral event horizon but was stopped just in time by another of the residents there.

    objective: Betray - This objective is inspired by canon as throughout the white rose side of DOTR, the Lancastrian characters constantly remind the Rose Duelist of what a traitor s/he is for siding against them. Indeed, the defining choice that put Harriet on the path she is now was a betrayal. As for how I'd use this, Blank State left Harriet in a state of moral ambiguity, but she's a decent enough person that she'd probably recover in time. An objective like this encourages her to screw people over, which suits my goals to push her further down the path of true villainy.

    sample: A campus post, wherein she re-intros after her Coma-atus.

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