Welcome to the first Character review for my Dead beat series. Today I'm going to focus on our key villain; Reverend Jacob Green (Booo, HISSSS). This guy is going to replace Kane from the "Poltergeist" series as the scariest fictional preacher of all time. But enough talk, let's meet him:
Reverend Jacob Green
Rev. Jacob green, founder of The Clan of the Chosen, is a man with no history. His sudden appearance as the churches leader occurred around three months after the Global Online Database (the replacement for the now archaic Internet) was brought online in 2048. Not long after the Green's sudden emergence, the first sighting of a Ghost was reported and he began recruiting members for his new and apocalyptic church. Jacob Green soon made a name for himself across the country as the preeminent Evangelical preacher as well as a cutthroat business man. He had soon amassed wealth as fast as he did followers, enabling him to take his new religion global. His sudden rise to notoriety has a lot of people questioning his motives. The speculated involvement of his church and followers in certain high profile geoglobal problems, although not proven, have caught the attention of certain authorities.
Through all this, no one has come close to the truth to learning who and what Jacob green really is. Nor have they any idea of how he is linked to the Global Online Directory project. Greens plans go beyond the sermons he performs and all but those in his closest circle have any idea what his true goal is.
So this is a pretty vague character overview (don't want to give too much away ;) ). Basically Green is a generally unpleasant person who uses peoples fears to control and use them for his own ends. Now that we have our villain we need a hero. Stay tuned for the character profile Detective John Ellis, coming to this blog soon.
One vicar to whom I would not offer 'More tea'. Promising. We all love a good villainReplyDelete
very interesting i would like to read something this man is menacing in.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm picturing a cross between the creepy sinister vibe of Hugh Kane and the real world despicableness of the Pat Robertson type. I probably wouldn't offer him the first cup of tea. And he certainly wouldn't be getting a slice of cake.ReplyDelete
I am a character naming expert. I think you should rename this guy Adam Wax.ReplyDelete
I like your idea about changing the characters gender as well. I can't think of any modern day female evangelical preachers so that would put a nice spin on things.ReplyDelete
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Your villain here reminds me a little of "Pope Alexander VI, last of the Borgias" from Robert Rankin's 'The Antipope', a book written in more secure times when a priest who couldn't be trusted was a rarity.ReplyDelete
These days it's shuddingly realistic to actually imagine a so-called 'man of god' who's intentions are more satanic than religious.
I think you're on to a winner there. Where Kane was reminiscent of the American TV cult evangelists and merely a caricature of the things people feared in them, you have a person in a position of power who can do real harm and true evil and all in God's name - a chilling and not totally unimaginable idea
(apologies for deleting my previous comment - it was this one, but with too many embarassing typos)
Also, with a name like Reverend Green, he's probably responsible for a good percentage of the murders committed in Cluedo!ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave :-). I had completely forgotten that Rev. Green was a Cluedo character. But you're right about it being the idea of the abuse of power all in the name of god. It's sad that it's reached the stage of not being too far fetched.ReplyDelete