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Pitch Black ([personal profile] timor) wrote2014-03-02 10:40 am
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list of believers and nonbelievers

WHAT MAKES A BELIEVER?
For the purposes of this game, I'm going to say that if a character believes in the concept of nightmare-bringers, creepy things that hide in closets and under beds, or "the Boogeyman" in any form, they can see him. If they're the type to worry about things that lurk in the dark, they probably can't see him specifically, but they might be more prone to stuff like vaguely hearing him, seeing his movement out of the corner of their eye, or feeling a vague sense of foreboding when he's around. If they're very scientifically-minded or the sort to not believe in things without proof, they won't see, hear, or feel a thing.

However, the journals negate this. Even the most strident nonbeliever will be able to interact with him like normal using them. And, of course, people can also shift from one category to the other! If he sufficiently proves his existence to a nonbeliever, they can become a believer; likewise, if a believer were to stop believing in him for some reason, they could become a nonbeliever.

BELIEVERS
Anna Kushina ([personal profile] aprettyred)
Ashura ([personal profile] wishmadeinfire)
Dairine Callahan ([personal profile] wizard_redfive)
Danny Fenton ([personal profile] schrodingersghost)
The Doctor [5] ([personal profile] toobravehearted)
The Doctor [10] ([personal profile] im_the_doctor)
Felix Harrowgate ([personal profile] lord_wizard)
Galadriel ([personal profile] inafadingcrown)
Sheena Fujibayashi ([personal profile] rose_of_battle)
Vanyel Ashkevron ([personal profile] peacockherald)
Wade Wells ([personal profile] freeslider)
Will Stanton ([personal profile] lightbranded)

NONBELIEVERS
Aaron Livesy ([personal profile] teenagebadboy)
Conan Edogawa ([personal profile] deductiongeek)
Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener ([personal profile] both_neither)


Ultimately, it's entirely your decision which camp your character lands in. Your reasoning can be as flimsy as "because I fucking feel like it" if you want; I'm not going to chase people down and have them justify themselves, and you're welcome to go with whichever you feel would be more fun. Commenting here to let me know which you've picked is fine, but not necessary if you don't want to bother; I'm okay with finding out during a thread and responding accordingly.

If you are in [community profile] havenrpg, don't worry about all this; it doesn't apply to you! Pitch is completely visible to everyone in Haven, regardless of believe status.
radiantwingedone: (Default)

[personal profile] radiantwingedone 2014-03-02 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I am going to tentatively mark Duke [personal profile] radiantwingedone down as a non-believer. He is aware that stuff lurks in the dark (But as he's from an JRPG world, he things of Ghost-monsters, or bats-) but he doesn't worry about them because... he's an endboss, and for some reason the monsters actually like him. (If you think that should nudge him over to "faint realization that something is there", go with it o/)


My second character is Sion Astal [personal profile] stainedglassreflections, and in a tentative spot as well. He has another world where there doesn't seem to be a specific thing/creature that brings about nightmares, and the things under his bed / in his closet / roof are usually people. However he does worry about what he will find in the darkness - partially on a practical side of Assassins bothering him, and partially on a more odd side of "Sometimes the second person in my head makes me see things because he wants the body". (... and awkwardly enough he already knows a person who has the same sort of "fade away, I'm not here anymore~" abilities. )
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[personal profile] radiantwingedone 2014-03-02 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
ah, well, the problem is that currently Duke can't see because the castle took his sight XD

I am okay with him going "It kinda seems like something/one is there" if that is an option?

(Anonymous) 2014-03-02 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
It's definitely an option! :)
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[personal profile] teenagebadboy 2014-03-02 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Aaron would most likely be a non-believer. He's an adult. He doesn't believe in gods or magic. He's a guy with both feet firmly on the ground.
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[personal profile] ofhope 2014-03-02 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll have both Joshua Christopher and Anne Boleyn ([personal profile] ensorceler) down as believers, since both of them interacted with Guardians and tend to believe in the supernatural anyway. Anne especially since coming here, and after The Gentlemen.
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[personal profile] lightbranded 2014-03-02 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Will Stanton [personal profile] lightbranded can definitely go down as a believer, XD.

Danny Fenton [personal profile] schrodingersghost can probably go down as a believer too. He's half-ghost himself, and has actually fought the ghost of Halloween before. Plus he went through the whole 'learn to believe in guardians' thing with Bunnymund when he was in Paradisa.

Conan Edogawa [personal profile] deductiongeek is an extremely determined skeptic, but also was very reluctantly persuaded to believe in Bunnymund while he was here. So he's aware of the invisible guardians even though they annoy him no end. He could go either way.
deductiongeek: (you can't be serious)

[personal profile] deductiongeek 2014-03-02 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Go ahead for now! Luckily he shouldn't be too difficult to convince now. Now like the months of denial he went through before.
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[personal profile] lord_wizard 2014-03-02 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Felix [personal profile] lord_wizard would probably be a believer, given that while he's very much a logical thinker he is a wizard and believes and has interacted with a lot of things of that nature. He has even talked to ghosts, although that makes him somewhat less afraid of them rather than more. I'd put him down of more of the "things that lurk in the dark" type of believer

Wade [personal profile] freeslider is very open minded and into the occult so very much a believer.

Gren [personal profile] both_neither will probably be a non-believer. While he's been in Paradisa while and is open-minded, he's not quite the type to really worry over things he cannot see.
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[personal profile] onlyanapple 2014-03-03 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
Ooops better fill this in!

Crowley [personal profile] onlyanapple will be a believer because, welp, you live long enough, you believe anything and everything is real.

Ben [personal profile] indirectcause is a non believer.

Cheese [personal profile] preformthisneigh I'll say non-believer for now, but he could probably be swayed the other way fairly easily.
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[personal profile] assassino 2014-03-04 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
Ezio Auditore / [personal profile] assassino is a believer if only just because he's a lapsed Catholic and is pretty confused about what he believes anymore. Hurray for 15th century characters.

Tess / [personal profile] dog_eat_dog is a non-believer because people and nature are the only evil. :'[
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[personal profile] thiefoflight 2014-03-05 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
hey out of curiosity, in our slenderman plot, vriska was kidnapped by him. you think ol' pitchy'd close enough to him to make her a definite believer? i know she still gets creeped out by that plot but tries to forget about it.
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[personal profile] thiefoflight 2014-03-05 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
haha it would make their cr more fun and also explain more why she can hear him so blatantly........ i say yes, just so she can see him later and very slightly freak out
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[personal profile] rose_of_battle 2014-03-07 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Sheena [personal profile] rose_of_battle would definitely be a believer. She's a summoner of the elemental spirits on her world, and doesn't hesitate to think that other worlds have something similar.
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[personal profile] inafadingcrown 2014-03-07 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Galadriel would normally not be a believer, but, honestly, his journal entry saying that he's the boogeyman is enough to make her into one. After two years of being in the castle, she's prepared to believe in a lot of things. She'd probably be prone to noticing him anyway, since things that lurk in the dark are a very real worry in her canon.
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[personal profile] wishmadeinfire 2014-03-07 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Thinking on it, I think both of my boys would be believers in some shape or form.

Ashura ([personal profile] wishmadeinfire) has an origin tail that is somewhat similar in the idea of a creature of shadow coming to hunt people, and his people use magic and all that stuff, so it is something that they would believe on some level.

Vanyel ([personal profile] peacockherald) would most definitely believe, and he has some interesting nightmares involving a lot of ice, so enjoy that. He tries not to show it, but I do think that deep down he believes in things that bring nightmares and things in the shadows (he has, in fact, believed for years that there is doom coming to his country or that there is a dark wizard working something, but it's just a sort of paranoia at his cannon point)
Edited 2014-03-07 04:16 (UTC)
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[personal profile] focusrighthere 2014-03-07 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Joel ([personal profile] focusrighthere) is similar to Tess, despite coming from a horror canon! Nonbeliever, nonbeliever.
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[personal profile] defyingfrigidity 2014-03-08 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Put Elsa down as a believer. As a magic-user and someone who's interacted with trolls once, she wouldn't really doubt the existence of spirits or other sorts of fairy tale/mythological monsters.
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[personal profile] toobravehearted 2014-03-10 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
The Doctor straddles both science and occult, with a leaning more toward the sciences, granted, but he's seen enough of the dark and nasty, things that lurk in the dark of the mind and nightmares, things that go bump in the night and hide in shadow, beings that can do incredible and terrible things that aren't always easily explained or reasoned away. (One man's boogeyman, another's psychic projection, another's subconscious-altering mist of black Dark evil shadow that drives people to commit suicide, he's seen it all). He has a very open mind. Basically, especially if speaking over the journal first, he won't have a reason to disbelieve that Pitch exists. So this guy will be a believer, please.
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[personal profile] i_rule_me 2014-03-16 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, you can mark down David as a believer. Considering that he once played host to a personality dubbed "The Fiend" who was a literal manifestation of his negative emotions, he'd be a fool not to believe.
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[personal profile] thebestseller 2014-03-17 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I TOTALLY MEANT TO FILL THIS OUT AND FORGOT

Please go ahead and put down Simon Tam [personal profile] pompous_today, Jennifer Keller [personal profile] forsometimenow and Richard Castle [personal profile] thebestseller as believers. Simon's been in Paradisa long enough and seen so many things that didn't exist in his world to believe anything is possible, even the boogeyman. Jennifer had nightmarish life-draining creatures called Wraith in her homeworld, so believing in Pitch doesn't sound like much of a stretch. And Castle, being a writer, has an overactive imagination and is a fanboy of all sorts of things, to boot.
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[personal profile] theflyingone 2014-03-27 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
Altaïr is a nonbeliever--for now. He outright says he doesn't believe in fairytales and phantoms. This could easily be remedied (for example) by Pitch telling him he's that guy he spoke with from the journal. All Altaïr needs is proof.

That's not to say he's close-minded. After all, "Everything is permitted" is just another way of saying "Anything is possible." An ancient artifact pulled some pretty trippy illusions on him just before I yanked him from his canon. There's also the anomaly of his own Eagle Vision. Though he errs on the side of science, he accepts there are things that cannot be explained.

[personal profile] reiks 2014-04-02 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Wow sorry for the delay on our thread, but I had to do a little research. I think I'll have to classify Hal as somewhere in between believer and non believer. I couldn't find any trace of nightmare-bringer myths and superstitions back during Hal's time period, but witchcraft was a thing people believed in, as well as omens good or bad. So, I don't think Hal will be able to physically see Pitch in full, but he may be able to vaguely sense something spooky nearby. If that helps at all, idek \o.O/
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[personal profile] tylendel 2014-04-03 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
Tylendel would definitely be a believer. He has had to face some of his worst nightmares and he fears someone - or something - will bring them back into focus. Also, he is young, so his mind is more open to such ideas.

At least that's how I see it?
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[personal profile] elsaplz 2014-04-07 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to put Anna down as a half-believer for now She believes in things like magic and creepy things that go bump in the dark, but I don't think she'd be a full-on believer just yet. She probably won't need much persuasion though.

Tali ([personal profile] keelahs on the other hand would be a full-on believer. She's seen enough creepy shit at this point she'd believe in anything.
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[personal profile] akweks 2014-05-19 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know why I never filled this out before!!!!! But okay here goes:

Connor ([personal profile] akweks) is sort of a half-believer okay because evil spirits and things like that exist in his belief system but he tries to be practical about these things

Brock ([personal profile] samson) is a nonbeliever because he's seen a lot of weird shit but boogeymen aren't one of them B[
Edited (words) 2014-05-19 18:10 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ofthursday 2014-07-10 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
Castiel [personal profile] ofthursday counts as a believer, because he's seen a whole lot worse than Pitch and doesn't doubt for a moment that such beings exist.
Edited 2014-07-10 04:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] aprettyred 2014-09-23 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Anna [personal profile] aprettyred is in a funny spot where she doesn't really believe in those things (because her canon doesn't have them), but if he was to walk by her she'd notice and recognize his existence.

She could easily accept the possibility that there's someone out there with powers who bring nightmares to others, though, so its a big shrug.