The Subterranean Emperor
Subterranean definition “below ground, under the earth, underground”
Emperor definition “a monarch who rules or reigns over an empire”
My character will have the characteristics of a bond villain, wanting to save mankind from his corrupted image of itself. In his eyes he is doing the right thing, but it is ultimately wrong. Kind of like a ‘good’ Villain he has both strong vivid emotions and both massive will power and a strong passion for his course. He has thousands of followers in his underground lair that worship him like a god, hence why he is called Emperor. so this should be reflected in the scale of the set design.
His Lair will be an underground mashup of industrialism, Steampunk and fantasy architecture, utilizing the underground caves for his base, with metal and natural rock working together to form his lair.
When thinking about the character I cannot help but remember Luke Goss’s acting roles as Jared Nomak in Blade 2(2002) and Prince Nuada in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Even though both characters are shown to be the bad guy in each film Goss manages to give each character so much emotion and dedication throughout the films that by the end you feel attached to the character, and learn that his is perhaps not such a bad guy after all.
Fig 1 - Luke Goss Himself
Fig 2 - Prince Nuada in Hellboy II (2008)
Fig 3 - Jared Nomak in Blade 2(2002)