Posted by: lordkyler | May 4, 2013

Cyanide – Premise

So, there are a lot of vampire stories these days, due mostly to the much-loved and much-maligned Twilight series. I’m gonna be honest here and tell you that this is one too. It’s different of course, but it involves vampires and a whole bunch of other supernatural beasts. But it didn’t start out that way.

The original idea was borne of the desire to do something superpower related, but where there were many people with only a few types of powers, like classes of superheroes. I also thought that it might be interesting to have it be based on blood types, so the powers became magically based.

Around this time, but in an unrelated drawing, I drew a picture of a dark-haired woman with a suit. She wore a red tie and sunglasses and she was pointing two pistols straight at the camera like a BOSS. Sure, it was a stick figure, but she was cool. (See below) I gave her the code name of Cyanide and called it a day.

Over time I had a few other ideas about Cyanide. That she was part of an elite mercenary group. Eventually I threw in a few supernatural elements but they were mostly semi X-Files/X-Men kind of supernatural rather than the Van Helsing sort. Nothing ever stuck though.

I had established that Cyanide was of Russian heritage and named Sadie Kasparov. I wanted to have a more character driven story, and settled on one where she would be called upon to assassinate a man she discovers is her long lost father. That stuck.
And then when I decided to incorporate the blood-based powers, that threw off a few sparks. And when I thought that Sadie was actually technically from Transylvania and had a rare and powerful blood type and that her father had discovered this fact and became a vampire who ruled the New York underworld, well then the idea came to life for me. Mwa. Ha ha. Ha ha.

I’ll discuss more about this story later, including the different creatures/powers associated with each blood type. In the meantime, thanks for reading, and enjoy!

A very rough sketch of the character drawn on my iPod several years ago. Yes, she is a stick figure.

A very rough sketch (possibly the original) of the character drawn on my iPod several years ago. Yes, this is a stick figure.

This is another concept picture created by HeroMachine, which can sometimes be handy for things like this. This picture gets the idea across a little more clearly, even if she's not in as cool of a pose.

This is another concept picture created by HeroMachine, which can sometimes be handy for things like this. This picture gets the idea across a little more clearly, even if she’s not in as cool of a pose.

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  1. Yes! Yes! This is beautiful! I salute you, fellow blogger. This is the most wonderful thing I’ve had the pleasure of seeing!


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