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Daily Concept: Light vs. Darkness

This has been more of a weekly concept, to be honest. I’ve had this thought, off the charts from the normal storyline, that what if the world were to divide directly down the middle between Light and Dark?

Using the same set of characters from Wisdom Novels, it would go something like this:

Darkness and Light are each run by its Prince. Naturally, Darkness has been trying to expand its borders lately and is looking for a champion to do this. So it kidnaps the prince of Light’s daughter and coaxes its power into her. Of course, daddy doesn’t like this too much and runs in to save her.  Yet in order to do so, he must forfeit Light in order to return her to normal.

Now, at first, he would deny the power of Darkness even after becoming part of it himself. But gradually it takes hold until he’s nearly under its control. He’s sworn to protect the Realm of Light. Instead, he threatens it. Things take a nastier turn when he invades with dark minions to do his power’s bidding.

So does this have a tragic ending? You bet! What better way to end a story than having to kill off your anti-hero. My guess is that in the end he realizes he’s still loyal to the side of Light and allows himself to be captured/killed/etc. in order to save his own realm, family, and friends. At the same time, he passes the mantle of rulership to maybe his older son or someone wise enough not to make the same mistakes.

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