If you ask about my headcanons pertaining The Sorcerer's Apprentice, I got a few of them:
A. Veronica is Morgana's kinswoman and they knew each other for quite some time prior to Morgana's betrayal and murder on Merlin. Got this headcanon from her surname contains the name Gorlois, the name of Morgan le Fay's father and the original husband to Arthur's mother, Igraine.
B. Horvath's secondary motive; assuming that there's an anti-spellcaster movement, said movement might responsible for death of some, if not all members of Horvath's family which left him embittered towards humanity. His love for Veronica is supposedly what kept him from becoming a misanthropic Morganian. When Veronica chose Balthazar over him, he had enough and sided with Morgana. Through this headcanon, Veronica may have some guilt over this issue (beside love triangle thingy).
C. Abigail revealed to survive Horvath's parasite spell and has connection to an otherworldly force unknown to Horvath. This force had part in shaping Morganians' history and resulted the evil sorcerers faction split into two unknown to Dave and co. until recently; the one that followed Morgana's original plan and another that sided with that force should the other failed in taking over the world. This force, revealed to be an eldritch entity who inhabited magical dimension, was worshipped by second Morganian faction who hellbent in bringing it to our world. Because of its otherworldly nature, only those who gifted with magic that can see it without going mad.
What do you think? I hope I don't send this message at the wrong time. Oh, and I let you know that I made a new page called Magic Dimension at The Sorcerer's Apprentice wiki which you can see here.
B1bl1kal, do you familiar with the lore of Wendigo (a monster one transforms into if you commit cannibalism)? I asked cuz there's something bothered me a bit: Does Wendigo in original myth portrayed as a tall, humanoid creature with deer-like head complete with stags and wolf-like snout? Or such depiction was influenced by Stephen King's version of the creature (particularly in Pet Sematary which depicted it as such)?
Then do you familiar with Until Dawn game? That interactive game also featured Wendigos but, considering the game's developer also study the lore of Wendigo rather than straight from popular version, their version of creatures apparently much faithful since it lacked deer-like head in Stephen King's version.
Oh no, you're perfectly fine. I haven't got time to hang out with y'all or give the user Red Chevalier the congratulatory411 due to his succeeded creation of the article of the Empire of Palamecia, & it's all the fault of AVP123 (who not only trolled & sockpuppeted, but also did worse by trying to usurp my own username). That makes watchful cleanup process more demanding & more stressful. The nerve of him. Can you believe that?
No one see that coming. The bastard proved no better than Anti Wikia Trolls back then. If he turned out an ally of Pro Orangist, it'll be worse than we thought.
Speaking about annoying user, there's an user named Look At These Coins who sent me an annoying message at Titotottersonic sonic wiki (see the message here). I never visited that wikia nor knowing this guy, let alone his intentions. Should keep an eye on this one.
Speaking about The Sorcerer's Apprentice movie, what character you think Horvath become basis/inspiration of? When I check on Horvath's page in Disney Wiki, a user named Agustinaldo claimed that he was loosely based on Lord Voldemort as much as he claimed the whole film being inspired by Harry Potter series through checking at editing history of Horvath's page in the same wikia site. In actuality, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is clearly based on the eponymous late-1890s symphonic poem by Paul Dukas and the 1797 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ballad as well as its Fantasia adaptation starred by Mickey Mouse. Moreover, I didn't find any references to Harry Potter series in the rest of the film whatsoever.
When looking at Magic Wand page, it appears you have a plan to make a page about its counterpart DoraSceptre as well. As such, I ought to let you know two things pertaining DoraSceptre
A. DoraSceptre's origin is much demonic compared to Magic Wand which clearly wield equally powerful yet less demonic evil magic: Witch Bandora got her powers from the pact with Dai Satan in stark contrast of Rita who raised in a family of extraterrestrial spellacters excel in various evil magics accumulated from their homeland and perhaps beyond. One of their notable differences is the mechanic of the spell to enlarge a monster: Whereas Rita's Magic Wand utilizes both magic in the staff and a planet's geothermal energies (the process opens a giant chasm near the staff from which said energy bombards the monster recipient, remember?), Bandora's DoraSceptre instead harnesses demonic power of subterranean evil spirits to do the same feat as shown in this incantation of hers:
O spirits that dwell in the depths of the earth, bestow your evil power upon (monster name)!
B. Related to point above, the power of DoraSceptre, along with contract with Dai Satan which allowed its creation, will be nullified and gone should the wielder shed a tear: When Witch Bandora cries over her son's second death, her magic inevitably lost and subsequently rendered the staff useless. Magic Wand on the other hand, owing to its alien origin and its wielder Rita Repulsa's inherently magical heritage, surely lacked such weakness and may still retaining its evil magic (though as Mystic Mother, Rita stored away her Magic Wand to move on from her villainous past).
Here's description, power, and Trivia for DoraSceptre:
Appearance-wise, DoraSceptre is physically identical with its alien counterpart Rita Repulsa's Magic Wand in terms of design (which is no surprise as the staff is the basis of the latter just as Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger being the basis of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the first season of Power Rangers series); a long, ornate staff with crescent-shaped head that has a crystal as a focus embedded on it.
Created as part of the pact with Dai Satan, DoraSceptre is an artifact of demonic origin and the source of Witch Bandora's magic as she lacked any magical talents of her own — a far cry to the alien Rita Repulsa who developed hers thanks to her magical background with Magic Wand primarily acts as the focus for her evil magic. In addition of manipulating demonic energies which fired as energy blasts and teleportation, it also enable Bandora to perform various spells and ritual where some of them requires power boost from underworld spirits summoned from the rift beneath Earth's crust (notably to enlarge a monster) and worse, souls of children. When used to perform the summoning ritual to call forth Dai Satan, its demonic powers inflict harm upon the wielder to the point of near-death with blood flowing from the wielder's deteriorated eyes, though said injuries later undone once the invocation is successful.
Due to satanic elements found in both background and powers of both DoraSceptre and its wielder Witch Bandora, Saban gave their counterparts Rita Repulsa and Magic Staff magical-extraterrestrial origin to maintain family-friendly image in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Hi, B1bl1kal, I got a question about writing villain-related articles:
You write an article about a fictional character you found utterly detestable, either because he/she has some records of crossing Moral Event Horizon or something equally worse in him/her. While doing so, whatever rage and/or hatred you had towards such character blinded you from fully understanding him/her, so much that you ended up write an article which solely exaggerated worsts in the character in question to the point of more astute and wiser people find it ridiculous and misleading.
Does such action counts as flanderization? Hopefully I didn't bother you through sending a message in wrong time.
I asked it in the light of one of new rules in Pure Evil proposals which too, abhors character flanderization and looking back at how I used to expand character traits in fandom site. Back then, I tend to exaggerat certain traits or info pertaining a character's characterization which turned out to be exaggeration of how they really are, sometimes out of impulses, a mistake that I try my best to avoid
B1bl1kal, about merlin circle image on the side from The Sorcerer's Apprentice Wiki, did you draw the pic by yourself? I was curious cuz I wanted to show you a colored version which I made myself as you can see below:
Actually the Morgana Star lineart pic myself. & I was just wonderin'... could you do the colored (png) version of the Morgana Star for me please? I promise I'll upload the jpg pics of both said magic symbols myself this week (including this upcoming Friday when I'm gonna go see the new Hansel & Gretel movie startin' our dear ol Mary Brady from Stephen King's Sleepwalkers as, you guessed it, "The Witch").
Drake Stone acquired the ownership of the penthouse sometime during or after his rise of fame as a famed stage magician. By the time Horvath visited him, he has decorated his residence in ostentatious manner, further adding the former Merlinean's distate in addition of him wasting his talents for personal gain instead of fighting for Morganians' greater cause.
The penthouse later acts as Horvath's latest home base which he shared with Drake as well as where he schemed the preparation of The Rising for his mistress Morgana le Fay. This residence soon acts as the silent witness of its owner and (later) Abigail Williams' murder by Horvath via. use of Parasite Spell and subsequent theft of their catalysts to increase his own powers and upgrading his cane. Shortly afterwards, as Balthazar struggled to free himself from magically booby-trapped carpet, Horvath and Dave conducted an uneasy hostage exchange where the former demanded the latter's Dragon Ring if he wanted him to spare Becky.
It's unknown what happened to the penthouse after Drake's death and Horvath's disappearance.
And about Morgana Star pic, when looking at the one you drawn (left), I noticed its alchemy circles a bit too small and not so neatly arranged when comparing it to the one Morgana summoned for The Rising. So, I decided to make a revised version which you can see on the right.
B1bl1kal, remember when we worked on expanding The Sorcerer's Apprentice wiki together and I (unofficially) collectively classified special items sorcerers used as the instrument to cast magic (ex. Dragon Ring, Horvath's Cane, and Sun Lok's belt) as catalyst? Now I wonder whether I was wrong and should called them magical conduits instead?
Meaning of conduit:
a natural or artificial channel through which something (such as a fluid) is conveyed
a means of transmitting or distributing
Meaning of catalyst:
a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible
an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action
On the second thought, I think catalyst is best suit to refer magical instruments (including rings) for sorcerers in The Sorcerer's Apprentice film to cast magic with. While they mostly used as sort of conduit for their powers, those instruments clearly have their own magic and amplify the user's.
Oh, and about how I came up with Catalyst to refee collective terms of magic items used by sorcerers to channel their magic, that was from Dark Souls game, though in said game Catalysts only refers magic staves and no ring.
Say, & this might sound a little bit silly & I know this is a separate issue but I gotta ask you something. Which day (of next month or this upcomin' July in The Purge's case) do you think I should plan on makin' the article of Good Leader Tavis's Mercy Cult/Givers from The Purge? Any of those days in one of picked months. Don't matter. I can take it.