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Empire (working title)

Illyria
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2026. The world is rocked when an eclipse mysteriously merges Earth with a demonic dimension. Humans are now forced to live amongst demons, hellbeasts, vampires, warlocks, werewolves and more (all given a unique spin, of course), and tensions are rife.

Five years later, in the newly-formed city of New Queensland, humans and monsters try to live separate lives under one roof. Crime is plentiful, as are hate crimes and the occasional satanic ritual. The only line of defence is a tiny private investigations agency in a bad neighbourhood, kickstarted by Gabriel (temp. name), a man who has for years wandered aimlessly, having had some demonic qualities years before any supernatural beings plagued the Earth. Some of his co-workers include Maya, a turbo-charged woman fuelled by vengeance who had previously killed demons for hire; Kendrick, a brotherly figure to Gabriel who acts as comic relief; Malcolm, a stoic, laid-back expert of the occult; Krista, a single mother/ex-cop who has an agenda of her own; and Ariana, Gabriel's sweet-hearted, somewhat ditzy secretary.

As the unlikely team join forces, they deal with cases blurring the line between human and demon: perhaps infiltrating an inter-species fight club, assisting a vampire reality TV star or helping a family stop a neighbouring Castrok Demon from eating their plants. And through it all, as tension between the two parties reaches breaking point, as Gabriel explored his origins and as Maya seeks revenge on the demon that took the thing she loved most, a force is coming that will prove bigger than both human and demon, which may just force them to come together to survive.

Share thoughts. I'll put up character profiles (personality, brief history and physical appearance) later. I is tired.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Illyria
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Wow. Four days. I must be losing my touch. Although to be fair I did nothing for three of those days.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Sounds pretty fucking good.
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Illyria
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I was thinking of changing Krista to a supporting character because she isn't very fully-formed. I might add in a witch or something.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Maybe every now and then it could switch to Krista as a side-story that shows a different perspective on the events in the main story.
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 We got a real jam goin' down
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 Here's your chance do your dance at the Space Jam

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Illyria
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Gabriel (I'm not sure about that name, chiefly because angels will come into it later as a "big reveal" and that might be a bit cheesy: thoughts?): Gabriel's origins are shrouded in mystery, because he wandered aimlessly for ages trying to figure out why he had some traces of demon in him (think Wolverine at the start of the first X-Men). He takes on the leadership role, and has an inner-torture thing about him: he's Angel, but slightly more fun. Thirties with close-shaved dark hair, strong jaw, well-built but not hulk-sized. Dresses in simple hoodies, tees, the occasional trench coat for dramatic effect. (Reference Picture: http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/zap-supernatural-season-9-first-look-pics-005.jpg

Maya Montez: Maya came from a rough neighbourhood but eventually found happiness with Joshua, her fiancé. But, of course, it all goes to shit, and he is killed when hell first reigns down upon earth. Maya knows the demon who did it got away and, coming from a family of military, becomes a mercenary, specialising in demons, hoping to track the killer down, but also to purge the earth of demons, whom she naturally holds a deep hatred for. She is later somewhat unwillingly inducted into the team and Gabriel struggles to keep her in check. Maya is a firecracker with a wild streak, eager for anything physical and taking a bit of satisfaction in the kill, almost drug-like. Also, as expected, she has issues with men. Wears leather, skinny jeans, boots. Basically, she's Faith. Look, she even looks like her. (Reference Picture:
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z272/__Living_Dead_Girl/faithy.png) [BTW, the dead fiancé thing kinda stinks now, I plan to give it more meat]

I'll upload the others tomorrow or Sunday.

I think Krista's role on the team will be replaced by Lilah, a shy young witch who has the power for total magical badassery within. Krista might be a minor or recurring character.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Mommy Guy
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OK. I like the idea of Krista having a little side-story that comes up every few chapters, it would add more depth having a different perspective on the events of the main story.
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 We got a real jam goin' down
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Illyria
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I can't really find a feasible way for Krista's story to weave in with all the individual cases. If you have any ideas, let me know.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Illyria
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BRAIN BLAST!

Krista Yeager - A deadly contractor under employment by Doctor Smith who is hired to track down Gabriel for reasons that begin to unfold, which is related to his mysterious origins. She has a mysterious past of her own and is desperate to find out just what she'll become. Cold, distant, badass. Shoulder-length, brownish-blonde hair, wears green army-esque jacket with sleeves rolled up, then default of top, skinny jeans and boots. Weapon of choice: probably sai. (Reference Pic: Just the face, not the outfit: http://www.comicbookresources.com/prev_img.php?pid=30267&disp=ilib&oty=1&oid=56508)

Doctor Smith - A secretive man we see in a few scenes for the first few volumes. He is a surgeon and has a "mob doctor" vibe about him, as we can see him performing surgeries and experiments and the like. It emerges later he has been experimenting with demon and human DNA, which will tie-in with Gabriel. He's creepy, short and something of a sadist. Don't have a physical description yet.
Donna: What happened? Do you want to talk about it? I have ice cream!

Harvey: It's 8.A.M.

Donna: Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate!...Okay, you caught me: I don't even eat the bananas.

--Donna and Harvey, "Suits".
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Mommy Guy
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Sounds good
Everybody get up it's time to slam now
 We got a real jam goin' down
 Welcome to the Space Jam
 Here's your chance do your dance at the Space Jam