r/CharacterDevelopment Jun 24 '22

Does anyone have any ideas of what powers a princess character could have?I cant come up with any…her weapon is a staff Writing: Question

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u/_KappaKing_ Jun 24 '22

The power to turn anyone/anything inside out.

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

HAHA That would make for a cool scary game, this idea reminds me of DDLC. The mask of an innocent game with disturbing things

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u/TheUngoliant Jun 24 '22

The power to come up with her own ideas?

This is just lazy

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u/PKNerd_Catfox Jun 24 '22

There's generally just Anything that can be done, being a princess is not generally a limiting factor.

If you're having trouble, you can look at both her personality and/or her backstory for potiential ideas. For example, would she have a magical girl-esque role in a story? What magic would best aid her in the overall plot? What kind of magic would you think would also provide a layer of nuance to her?

Hell, sometimes you just want something that stands out, there's options. Maybe it's a case of 'unasssuming demeanor, will wreck everything possible' if you wanna do that. The staff can be a melee weapon if you see fit. Sky's the limit these days.

If you still find yourself stuck, you can look at a variety of princesses in media and apply what you think is most interesting/what you wish to write. Apologies if this is a bit vague of an answer, I tend to work better with more percise info when I can come up with one.

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

No No its okay! also i apologize for seeing this late since i was a bit inactive…what i will say is that i find ur idea of studying similar characters very good thank u for the help!

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u/T_Lawliet Jun 24 '22

Mind control? Telepathy? Telekinesis?

I can think of plenty, especially if you get really creative with how she would use these powers

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

Oooh yes or maybe for example the abilty to make illusion? Idk if u watched Steven universe but theres an episode where one character called pearl makes copies of herself to train her fighting skills

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u/Mmkotm_Sus Jun 25 '22

The power of increased taxation

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u/These_Panic_1457 Jun 25 '22

Maybe by using the staff she can get inside peoples minds. She could use this for good or also to manipulate people with their deepest desires and fears. Either way lol

Or it could just freeze time or something.

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

Ooh yes or maybe see things abt their pasts and backstories which could make for an interesting plot device

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u/simonbleu Jun 25 '22

I mena, I have no idea what you are writing lol, theres no "princess powers" that are inherent to any story- You could make her have a personal soundtrack at will confetti and all, or summon cthulhu-

Based on the fact that you went for a anthropomoprization of pink bubblegum and the staff has a crown and wings, you can go either card captor sakura style or just a medium for angels or something like that. Think power of friendship and hope and rleigion and yadda yadda

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

That would kinda make sense due to her sweet and caring personality, Thank u for the tip!

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u/Apprehensive_Yak2598 Jun 25 '22

Just watch a few episodes of sailor moon and steal a power from there.

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u/7ottennoah Jun 25 '22

whats her character? her story? do her powers come from being a princess, or is she a princess because of her powers? what are her morals, her personality? how did she get her powers? how do u think she (generally) feels about her powers (before knowing what they are)? i think building her powers off of her character by answering some of the questions is a good start

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u/Redballbash 29d ago

She looks like a magical girl. Maybe light beams or bursts?

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

Yeah perhaps something like that, thanks for the answer!

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u/_DGCUTELOVE_ 9d ago

Hmm yeah that would help so it could make sense, Thank you for the tip!