It's not unheard of for me to pop on here every now and then with a character idea and seek the advice f my fellow comic book reading peers. Today, I come to you with a very dark idea that sprang into my head on a car journey. I saw a single Magpie (y'know, the crows with the white markings) and that little poem came into my head. Y'know the one:
"One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told."
And I quite liked that poem and then I immediately began thinking of ways to base a character off of it. I've got the basic outlines of him, influenced in part by the character Alex de Large of A Clockwork Orange. A psychopathic young man, living two separate lives. One, the traditional life of a man in his early twenties. The other, a life of crime, silent rebellion and theatrics. He'd murder those who crossed him in a very specific way. First cutting the right side of the mouth upwards to form a grin. The left side downwards to form a frown. Then, with both the third and fourth (depending on the victim) he'd stab the genitalia. He'd then stab a silver blade into the right hand and a gold one into the left, before finally removing his mask, revealing his identity to his victim, then cutting out their tongue and leaving them to die.
Of course, he gets caught and ends up in prison, where he's subjected to violent means of rehabilitation. I don't just mean he gets beat up by the guards, it'd be going a lot more violent than that. All the while, he remains as psychopathic as ever.
That's where I hit more or less a dead end. Still, it's enough to peak interest so if you'd like to offer your opinion on it (and remark at how sick-minded I am) feel free to do so in the comments section below!