Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beautiful People - Dugan Cealnoor

It took me awhile to decide which character I would use for Beautiful People. I knew I wanted to use a character from the novel I'll be writing for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I was tied between two. Heskith, and his brother Dugan. I finally decided on Dugan, because I've done Heskith before. Although, there is still a ton more about Heskith I'd like to discover, so I'll probably do him next month.

Anyway, Dugan is considered the villain of his novel, although I'd like to point out that he's not the kind of villain who's purely evil. No, more like, misunderstood, and misguided. 

1. If your character could be played by any actor, who would it be? 
Tom Hardy all the way. Down to the tattoos on his arms. Well, Dugan doesn't have the exact same tattoos as Tom Hardy, but he does have tattoos on his arms.

2. Does your character have a specific theme song? 
Blackbird. I know, it's the Beatles song, and I do love it when they sing it, but my all time favorite cover is done by Cameron Mitchell.

3. What's their worst childhood memory? 
Dugan just tries to forget his childhood. The entire thing is kind of a terrible memory for him. His Father tended to ignore him. When he was noticed, he was yelled at to disappear again. He spent the majority of his time in the woods, by himself. 

4. If your character had a superpower what would it be? 
Invisibility. He's already got the skills to vanish when he needs to. He would love it if he could literally disappear. 

5. If your character crashed on an island with a bunch of other people, how could your character help the group survive? 
He wouldn't really care about the other people. He would slip away before they even realized he had survived. He'd take care of himself, and keep an eye on the other survivors, only to keep track of what they're up to. 

6. Are they married? If not, do they someday wish to be? 
He's not married, and he's never really thought about it. The thought of marriage was brought up once in his life, and the purpose was to marry the princess so he could take the throne. As soon as he realized there was no way he'd be able to win the girls heart from his brother, he rung his hands of the experience and went back to attempting to take the throne in... uh... other ways. 

7. What is a cause they would die for? 
The attempt to get himself on the throne. He would die to get there. 

8. Would they rather die fighting valiantly, or quietly at home? 
He doesn't really care. If he gets killed while fighting, then he'll die, if he has a heart attack while he's sleeping, he would die. Doesn't make a difference. 

9. If a stranger walked up to them and told them they were the child of the prophesy, would they believe them? 
No, not really. Most likely he wouldn't give the stranger time to talk before he would either walk away, or kill them. 

10. Do they prefer the city, or the country? 
Country. He knows his way around the city, and it doesn't make him uneasy, but while in the country he is truly at ease. He feels peace. 


  1. "As soon as he realized there was no way he'd be able to win the girls heart from his brother, he rung his hands of the experience and went back to attempting to take the thrown in... uh... other ways."

    After reading this, I officially love Dugan even more. I love how complicated he is. He's evil, yet lovable at the same time. Pretty dang awesome.

    I really love how you've fleshed him out since the first draft. At first I was going to say that I had a wrong picture of Dugan this whole time, but I don't think that's right... I think it's more that I already knew who this guy was, but now you've made him bigger (and badder) than before. The second draft of this novel is going to be seriously awesome.


  2. That poor singer needs to eat more!