1. Adam Bolander

    Adam Bolander Active Member

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    Cursewalker?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Adam Bolander, Oct 17, 2020.

    Due to complicated events that I don't feel like typing out right now (but which you can read about HERE) the main character in my story becomes a cross between a wendigo and a skinwalker. Basically, he can freely turn back and forth from human to wendigo form while others are stuck in monster form. Since that means he's not really a skinwalker or a wendigo, I need to come up with a new name for him. How does cursewalker sound? Since becoming a wendigo is a curse, but he has the skinwalker's power of transformation, the name is a combination of the two just like he is.
     
  2. CrimsonAngel

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    Cursewalker sound cool, I'd go with that.
     
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  3. LazyBear

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    The name is okay because it's dark, descriptive and easy to remember. The reader would however have a hard time imagining what it looks like when you mix different things together. Often when making up a new deity or creature, I end up finding a much better version of what I was going for with accompanying songs and legends in obscure history references about forgotten civilizations that lend credibility and inspire new character arcs.
     
  4. Naomasa298

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    Wendiwalker.

    Skindigo.
     

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