I had good fun making my silly ‘how my favorite characters would hold out in a zombie apocalypse’ article, so I decided to make another about how each would do in a horror movie. It is kind of vague as there‘s a vast many types of horror movies. So the characters won’t be as closely connected to one another as in the last one—characters A and B will interact with character C more than characters D and E, because D and E will work more with character G…if that makes sense.
Regina Mills (Once Upon A Time): Let’s take a good look back at that horror movie, Spiders, that Lana Parrilla (Regina’s actess) was in…Regina Mills is the one character in the entire movie that does not run past the gun and into the clearly hazardous cemetery. She actually looks around and uses her surroundings to her advantage unlike most every freaking horror movie character. However, due in part to the stupidity of our drunk party-hard pal she gets killed by the monster/ghost/slasher. And yes there will be a drunk party-hard pal in this lot. But while she’s around she pretty much figures out what the hell is going down and why it happened. In the case of a ghost/demon issue she was the one telling them not to use the Ouija board. She was the one who didn’t want to go on ‘the college road trip’. She didn’t want to hunt for that weird space rock. Ect. Basically Gina can fit in any category and works with any character set. She butts heads with Icy a lot as everything is kind of her fault. She also doesn’t really like Nellie and Bella *CoughDrunkPartyPalsCough*. And she finds Nerissa’s skepticism to be rather off putting.
Azula (Avatar The Last Airbender): Much like the last article, she and Bella (and some others) have two rolls; the antagonistic role and the protagonist role. Some characters I can just see as horror monsters more than others. And I wanted to have a few types of monsters to work with.
Once again, I’ll start with her being the antagonist. By the end of Avatar the Last Airbender, Azula had completely lost her mind. That said, you probably know where this is going. Azula is the star of your classical psychological horror flick. You bet it’s set in an asylum. However Azula is not a slasher type villain—I have someone else for that role—she’s that ‘monster’ you almost feel bad for. Ya know, the one you would sympathize with had she/he not been so damn scary. As an asylum patient she was abused and neglected to the point where she became so lost within her own madness that she really isn’t even human anymore. And to throw in another horror factor; whatever abuse she suffered left her with some terrifying gory deformity. That in mind—because of such abuse— Azula only attacks when she feels threated and scared. Which sadly is pretty much all the time. Her story can end in two ways; the movie would either end on a happy note where one of the characters (likely Isabella) sympathizes with her and ends up helping her, or she is simply killed like the rest of her victims.
In the second scenario, Azula still has it kind of crappy. She is the possessed one. She came to be possessed because she (due to her unsound mental state) drew the dark spirit towards herself. It fed on the dark thoughts she already had and the torment she already felt. Such a mental state led to a sort of opening. Of course she tried to fight it off (which happens in the first 20 or so minutes of the movie—that magical part of the movie that is sort of scary but the scary isn’t in full swing). It starts off with the very fun mirror scene—she just sees it behind her and slowly the visions get more and more terrifying. Though she is in the end saved through exorcism. Painful exorcism. That kind of exorcism that involves agonized screeching, blood, and backlash from the demon. This scenario works for the ‘ghost story’ and she’ll only be interacting with fellow ghost story characters. For the sake of this plot, she is Beatrice’s daughter.
Icy (Winx Club): Icy, Icy, Icy. I love her. I love her because no matter what scenario I put her in she will always be the angsty, cussing, cynical, badass one who hates everyone and everything. So what’s different in this scenario? She was the one who broke out the Ouija board and said ‘let’s do this shit’…and then regretted it when all hell broke loose. She suggested the super exciting college road trip and you better believe she wanted to turn down the scary looking short cut. And for the record she was watching the funny space rock fall and wanted to get the riches within it. So like Regina, she can pretty much go for any type of horror movie and interacts with pretty much all of the characters. She thinks Regina’s ability to actually think thing through is cute and admirable and it bothers her because she worked so hard to screw shit up. And Izzy’s ‘obnoxious’ victim act is annoying. She also thinks Nellie and Bellatrix are infuriating.
Bellatrix (Harry Potter): As mentioned above she’s another duo-scenario character. Though this time she has no connection to Azula really.
Any avid Harry Potter fan—or anyone with even the most basic knowledge of Bella—probably know what’s to come. Bellatrix is our slasher villain. In Harry Potter she was known for her sadism…her love of killing people just for the fun of it. And she would cackle and enjoy every moment of it. Of course her first line of action is to kill the two lovers in the middle of their (unnecessary) sex scene. Because she thinks seeing lovers cry over each other is really hilarious—especially after slaughtering them in the upmost gory and unnerving way. Bellatrix chases everyone around in her sinister mask until she’s killed everyone or Icy admits that it was wrong to do whatever it was she did to provoke her…and let’s herself be murdered. However in the end she is killed by one of the survivors. In said scenario she belongs in the slasher flick and therefore really only interacts with others in that genre.
In scenario number two Bellatrix takes on the role as the more comic relief role. She’s one of our drunk college friends. Though she’s actually the more sensible of the two. Her goal in life is simply to bug Regina and call her a nerd or a dork whenever she figures something out. So basically she’s got the ‘football doucebag’ role. Of course with this role comes a degree of obliviousness. But like Lust in the last scenario she somehow makes it out alive but no one can even begin to figure out how…probably out crazied the crazy. In this scenario she can pretty much fall under any horror sub-genre.
Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.): Nerissa also kind of has a duo role. She’s either the skeptic or the scientist.
As the scientist she can either work with Azula’s psychological genre or the to be talked about alien genre. Nerissa was the one who abused Azula and in essence caused her to become the way she is. And because of this…in this horror genre, she is the first to die as Azula deliberately targets her but then branches out. In the alien/ufo type, she is just curious. She want to study this ‘strange’ life form. She wasn’t too thrilled when Icy—on her quest for possible riches—broke into her makeshift research camp and messed everything up. Like gtfo Icy! The two of them pretty much fight it out until the end. And yes, she decided to die in the name of science.
However I also see Nerissa playing a more…universal (so to speak) role. Aside from the alien genre, she’d be the skeptic. The ‘uh uh, not possible’ one. When something crashes of a shelf it’s a mini-earth quake. Vampires? “Nah, they don’t exist.” Werewolves? “Ha! More like costumes.” Slasher? “Nope, nothing fun ever happens in this town.” Mutants? “I’m the scientist in the first scenario and I never made any mutants so…” The skeptic usually always dies. Nerissa dies.
Isabella Gisborne (Robin Hood): You’re all darn right I’m still shipping her with Bellatrix. Which is why she also has two roles. Though one is a flashback role.
Isabella, in Bellatrix’s slasher scenario was Bella’s lover. People *CoughIcyCough* bullied her for her sexuality until she took her own life. This is what caused Bellatrix to snap and just start slashing.
In another more vague scenario, one in which she can now probably fit in any horror sub-genre; she’s our screamer. Twig snaps, Isabella jumps like ten feet in the air. Toast pops out of the toaster, Izzy is probably screaming. She pretty much just shrieks and thrashes her weapon around and falls into traps. This frantic screaming actually serves to frenzy Azula more as she becomes frightened and confused. This can work two ways; she is either killed because she scared Azula enough or (as mentioned above) she was able to sympathize with and calm Azula down—taking her in as an adopted child. However in most scenarios her screaming only leads her to her grave.
Lust (Full Metal Alchemist): She’s one of the lovers that Bellatrix goes after for the lols. However for the sake of breaking clichés, it’s her partner who gets his arse murdered. She tried to help and was actually doing good but he then told her to just make a break for it. This causes her to hesitate. She thinks about running but decides that she still wants to help. However that moment of hesitation cost her, her lover. After watching him die she tries to fight back, realizes that this is a horror movie, and makes a hasty retreat (until she runs into Bellatrix again). Of course she has just enough time to call the cops so we can get that role filled. In the end, while yes she does make it out alive, she ends up killing herself to be with her deceased lover.
Asami Sato (The Legend Of Korra): Every college road trip needs a designated driver...hi Sato!!! Yup she’s the poor soul stuck behind the wheel. The one who was sent out in the pouring rain to deal with that infuriating flat tire or smoking engine when suddenly aliens/zombies/slashers/whatever-else-is-in-a-horror-forest-when-a-car-breaks-down come out. All she wanted to do was drive her car, she didn’t volunteer for this bullcrap! Asami can also fill the role of the cop that Lust called. Either way around horror movies have it hard for her type of character.
Nehelenia (Sailor Moon): Come she’s from Sailor Moon…of course she’s an alien! No she’s not a friendly one that just so happened to crash land…if it was just an accident she’s clearly pissed as (some reckless UFO driver crashed into her and) she totaled her new UFO and decided to take it out on silly earthlings. Humor aside, she just wanted to invade Earth and experiment on its inhabitants. Despite what Nerissa would like to thing, Nehelenia know that she is the one doing the studying.
However I also offer her a role as a paranormal investigator as we do not have one of those yet. She in Azula’s little possession scenario was the first person Beatrice contacted, in hopes of figuring things out. So Nehelenia bought in her little team.
Beatrice (Umineko No Naku Koro Ni): I really like Beatrice as I could see her as either the mother of the possessed kid/teen (in this case, Azula) or as the actual ghost. In the case that she is the ghost she lingers around haunting her daughter (still Azula) for whatever reason. As a concerned mother…well she’s pretty much just that…a concerned mother who has no clue why it wasn’t the neighbor’s kid who got possessed. Well Beatrice…perhaps you shouldn’t have let your daughter go to Icy’s little Ouija party!
Ming-Hua (Legend Of Korra): Ming is both our physic and our exorcist. Nehelenia is leading a two man team…unless those background characters count. She has been able to see the other side since she was just a child. She decided to become a ghost hunter and exorcist because of her experiences; she was possessed before and lost her arms in the exorcism. Instead of running from her fear she decided to become her fear. Why? Because she’s badass.
Jadis (Narnia): Hello background character who Icy sacrifices because someone needs to be killed off so that the mains can live! Until then she’s that character who thinks she knows it all. The one who is so certain that they should take *insert course of action* because *insert smart-sounding but not really action*.
I love you Jadis. 0:D
Nellie Lovett (Sweeny Todd): Bellatrix’s drinking buddy. It was her idea to get drunk in the first place. And it was her fault that Regina died. Thank you Nellie. How did it happen? She didn’t listen when Regina told Nellie to pick up the kitchen knife and stab the slasher before the slasher could kill her. Instead Nellie just screamed, threw down the knife and ran for the car…Sato’s car. She fumbled with the keys for a bit, dropped them, noticed the slasher was right by her, got scared, decided to pick up the keys, and just run until the slasher caught up with her. Done like a horror movie pro.
Sawyer (Lost): Hey look it’s Lust’s sex buddy. :D Until he died we had a good beginning of the movie; he was fun and sarcastic and made fun of the other characters. He was always glad to help Bellatrix call Regina a nerd. She slapped him a few times. He enjoyed sharing a drink or two with Bella and Nellie. He always talked big, but when it came down to it he just didn’t act. He didn’t think Lust could handle the slasher (even though she was very capable) so he took the blade.
*Bounas* Me: This time I’d be the second to die! I would probably end up following Regina, after she dies, I’m screwed.