There is no escape from possession.
In Nikita Ivanenko and Daniel Garcia’s, ‘The house on the lake’, a strong spirit called Veronique seizes control of her prey.
In V1 of ‘The house on the lake’, the possessed soul disappears in the red swirling storm of the abyss.
In V2, the victim is lured into a cell and trapped in her own mind.
In ‘The house on the lake’, the seduction has a terrifying outcome, with the possessing spirit gaining complete control however most of returning spirits are not strong enough to completely control their prey. As a result, most of humanity will not survive Day One.
Classes of possession
The ‘Moscow series’ introduced archetypes from history. These spirits take control, destroy or imprison the possessed soul.
London based, Alex Soliven has created another exploration of possession. Soliven asks, ‘What if there was a collaboration between the possessing spirit and the possessed medium?’
All mediums, (that’s us), represent real estate to spirits seeking to possess however those being possessed may recognise that having a great spirit or a powerful historical character from the past may enable them. If both the spirit and the medium are willing they could collaborate to form a powerful team. They may even seek each other out.
Class 1: Strong Spirit and Strong Medium
Both entities are in sync. They form a bond to achieve a mutual benefit.
Class 2: Strong Spirit, Weak Medium
A powerful possessing spirit struggles to find a strong match so relies on the closest potential match. It’s not perfect real estate and you may not like or want the neighbor.
Class 3: Weak Spirit, Strong Medium
This is the opposite of Class 2. The Medium wants to draw out spirit’s potential while being strong enough to reject other’s control.
Class 4: Weak Spirit and Medium This appears to be two arguing drivers at the wheel of the same car but Soliven feels this relationship has huge potential.
Special class – Mediators: A hub spirit or medium that connects many.
Talking heads between the spirit and the medium is possible but it is very difficult to execute.
In a traditional possession story, the battle between the possessor and the possessed gets pretty freaky.
In ‘Dexter’, the protagonist, a serial killer, voice-overs his thoughts. His conscience also appears to him as his dead father. The dead father acts as a, ‘character reflection’ who Dexter can converse with to explore the, ‘for and against’, of his choices.
The reflection approach would allow the possessor to appear external to the possessed but this will quickly become confusing if you to try to employ it with more than one character. There is also the tonal issue of having historical characters appearing in costume. It may be wiser to have them appear as apparitions, (misty reflections in steamy bathroom windows etc).
Disputes over custody
Two strong personalities may be able to align to achieve more but like most collaborations, a good team that works well together is not easy to find. A relationship breakdown in that situation would be, ‘interesting’. There ain’t no family law court in the world of the possessed.
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