Post by BorneAgain on Dec 29, 2007 18:47:36 GMT -5
Any character like this cannot start off as a heel. He needs to intially come across as a friendly, helpful guy whose attempting to help other people find meaning and purpose in their lives. He contsantly downplays his "followers" and says he's simply trying to offer some assistance to those who need direction. He even suggests personal independence to the people he talks to, but always mentions that he's got an open ear if they ever need someone to talk to.
Its only when certain people start to threaten him or oppurtunities arise, that he starts to exert his power. First asking that all on-air comparisons to a cult stop, and asking WWE officials to protect him from harrassment. It then starts to get worse, he says that the group members must stay on his show, and that any title shots a member gets must be cleared through him.
He starts to cut himself off more and more from anyone who is not part his order, and starts hinting that his followers need to do the same. The in ring attire of the members, previously which was different and varied, start to take on an eerie resemblence. They are often seen saying the same statement to themselves over and over, and in their promos often talk about more of the great aspects of their leader than the match they're in.
Its a that point that you can go into truly evil cult territory and make it a definite heel army. But it needs proper build up.
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2007 18:52:54 GMT -5 by BorneAgain
Post by Jay Peas 42 on Dec 29, 2007 22:23:20 GMT -5
It's been done. It works. It needs the standred Stable Gimmick formula to work properly. Oh, which is;
1. A Stable must be physically dominant. 2. A Stable must feud with either a. A underdog Face or b. A stronger Heel Stable. 3. A Stable seeks to create new stars by rubbing midcarders against established stars.
“I don’t need to see the movie to know it’s a stupid film, I saw the commercial. Isn’t that supposed to tell me why I should see this film? I mean, if the studio can’t make a better pitch for two hours of my time and ten dollars of my money, why should give them the benefit of the doubt?”
Post by Powder/The Professor on Dec 30, 2007 5:56:58 GMT -5
The Undertaker, Raven, Cyrus/Jackal and Kevin Sullivan tried it. I really doubt it could work anymore, since it never really worked in the first place. I LOVE the idea, but its always up to the execution of the idea to make it work......and each time, its pretty much sucked.