La Souris Bleue wrote:...just a darker, crueler, more ambiguous version of Artemis, who would go into violent anger fits and be completely uncontrolable, for who the end really justifies all means, including killing.
Huhh, I really like this concept, it really fits well with the spirit of the original series. One of the integral parts of the series is the conflict we see in Artemis of his ruthlessness and more villain/antihero aspects in the earlier books, and his desire to be more of a hero later on, as his father urges him to be in TEC. In TTP, Artemis tells himself to 'be strong' (in other words, to do something cold or cruel in order to achieve a goal), but it's clear that it's a struggle for him.
Another interesting line of thought I think, it might not be as simple as saying that Orion is 'good' and this other personality is 'evil'--Orion seems to exemplify thoughts of heroism and idealism, but he also lacks common sense and is almost completely ineffectual. I think the other personality would be the opposite—violent, willing to go to any lengths to achieve his goals, caring about no one but himself, but also very efficient and able to see things clearly, at least in a certain sense. So it's Artemis, the blending of the two, who is able to be the truest hero, if that makes sense, the one who can see the best course of action, but that efficiency is also tempered by compassion. (And it's not until he's able to accept both sides, and teach himself to master them both, that he's able to reach his full potential, or something like that.)
So anyway, if I had to choose just one personality, I would probably go for a darker Artemis, because I think that would just fit so well...But, I have read a fanfiction once (many of you may know the one I mean ;j ) where Artemis had many personalities, including a normal teenager, an emo, a psychopath, and even a girl. (So I could see a knitted-sweater-wearing Artemis in there, too. XD)
La Souris Bleue wrote:
Actually a while ago I discovered a fanfic called All In An Instant And Before
. It's kind of a complete rewriting of the seventh book with a completely different plot, only keeping Orion and adding a third personality which is pretty much alike my theory. In fact, I always wanted to write a fanfic like that with this psycho third personality theory, but when I read this one I dropped the idea because it already did it so well - and probably way better than what I would have done ^^
Ha, oh yeah, Ranowa Hikura, I recognize that name. I think she's a bit famous on ffnet for her other fanfiction “Endings and Beginnings.” I might just have to check it out, I know I've seen this one before. (Though my favorite alternate to the seventh book is probably the squid one by the tag-team freudwithwings...I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. You can find it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10664708/1/I-Know-What-You-Squid-Last-Night
Scarlett wrote:Personally, I don't like the idea of rewriting any of the books (may still check that one out though) and plenty of other people may not either.
Oh yeah, I know where you're coming from. X3 It's like, there's something sacred about the original events of the actual series, and you don't want to see them changed...But there's also a part of me that's interested to see the characters in different circumstances, or see things changed up somewhat. (I read a TTP parallel once where the events were basically the same, but Artemis and Holly basically switched roles, and what the author had gotten done of it was pretty good. I wished they'd gone on to do the rest, but I'm still waiting, lol.)
*Suddenly looks guilty* But, what if it's a rewrite that's completely (or supposed to be completely) in canon? You know, keep the story and events the same, but add some things that could have been there, and change the perspective... (Actually, I think that would be worse, because then nothing new would actually happen. XD! But it would be fun for the author to write, hehe. ;9 )