.... how would you behave? To be clear. I don't need help. I am just been fascinated with this concept recently. To make it a less jumbled topic. Let me refine it. In all of my work, the most dangerous villain I have is actually quite nice, well behaved and patient. He has a armies behind him, but he tends to view them as worthless compared to his gems. His elite inner circle. A friend of mine who loved the dark lord character absolutely hated the elites. Saying "If I were the dark lord. I wouldn't have delt with this shit." So, that is my curiousity. If you were the dark lord. You had these elites(5 in total) with their pros and cons. Would you, love them? Deal with them while hating them? Killl them? Try to change them? Though, don't feel limited to just these questions. I would love to see how other people relate to them. To be clear too. They are all loyal and would die for you. The Scout- Pro- Extremely physical capible, can teleport with such godly accuracy that she litterally has teleported in from another planet just to block an attack for you. Extremely useful for her ability to transport you and your elites. Con - Lacks capcity to understand social and abstract concepts. Cannot understand the meaning of beauty. She gets flustered by this and tries to anticipate needs to make up for her short coming. Sadly, she guesses wrong a lot. Fix - As long as she is clear on what she is doing, she is golden, but this means she requires a lot of attension and patients. The Tinkerer- Pro- God like level of enchanted weapons. A very keen mind at building. Very determined. She will not give up. She will figure out how to make it work. Con- She views herself as your trophy. As such she feels the desire to but shown off. In a sense, she is an attesnion whore and not very physical strong. Her best work is in the shadows but she desires to be in the light. She breaks down and become an emotional mess if she is left in the backline too long Fix - She just wants to feel special. So, as long as she gets casual reminders that her efforts in the shadows are appriated, she is fine. The trick is there is no fix because she is clever, any system that attempts to give her attension while keeping her in the shadows is something she will see through. The Doctor - Pro- Jack of all traits. Able to copy magic, subsutite even for the other elites, just with a B quality. She is an actual doctor too. Nothing is beyond her skill set. She just isn't a master of any of it. Con- She is super stressed, very much a black and white person. Someone who wants the world to be simple. She wants the good guy to be clear, and the bad guy to be clear. So who to save and who to kill is simple. She has had mental breakdowns mid mission that have lead to the death of friendliess(Ironic?) Fix- In a sense, she has no fix. No way to control her out bursts. It is best to keep her away from missions that are extra delicate. The Tactician Pro- Master combantant from war to fists. Very magically capible, very level headed. A perfect general and soldier. Con- Your longest ally, to the point of apathetic. He values your work and you, but he just cannot hold passion in the work any longer. Often allowing missions to barely succeed out of boredom. Fix- He is best used as a babysitter to the elites. For while he might not try hard. He won't allow missions to fail. So given his only mission is to keep them alive. It works. Though, any time he finds an opponent that catches his interest, Watch out. The Seer Pro- Future Visision, acceptance of her shadow-like role. Con- I would say, she doesn't actually have a personality defect. She is fancinated with you because of how amazing you are. She wants to see you reach the stars. Oh, wait. That might count. See, given the nature of her powers. Her powers have defects. One such defect is it is sometimes required for her to lie to you about her visions to keep them true. Which is a difficult working dynamic since she can't find out if you want that result to be true. Also none of her visions are 100% gareenteed. Because she values your greatness, there have been moments she lied to help create an outcome she saw as benefictial even though you woud have disagreed. The Fix- It is how you use her talents. On of her best talent is finding most of the other elites. The Scout, Doctor and Tinkerer were all found by The Seer. That is it. I hope you enjoyed my huge rant. I am curious what you guys think. Thanks again. To be technical. I have 1-2 moew elites to make, but I think these 5 are pretty awesome. I planned to finish the list with The Assassin The Champion. Any suggestions on other roles the inner circle might need?