This keeps getting further and further away from the original redesigning goal. I mean, this time, the only thing that was kept about the character was “stranded on an island, gone nutty”. But then again, I can’t really remember anything else that character was known for. Dx
Well, if I do any further redesigns or go somewhere else with this story, I won’t tag it as part of a redesign of TP’s characters anymore. I’m pretty sure it’s gone way beyond being any sort of recognizable parody or re-make of his daily-gag-comic.
Taisiya, the Hag
When Alex told Atlas he wanted to stop by the uncharted island just ahead, all he got was a funny look and the simple statement that there was no island anywhere near them. Telling Uncle Peisly got similar results, and no matter how he threatened, Sammy assured him they weren’t trying to pull one on him. So Alex had no option but to stick their arses on a small boat, and lead them to the island that was very clearly there. And they still didn’t acknowledge the island being there until they set foot on its shore.
According to Uncle Peisly, the island had to be cursed, and they should leave immediately. Alex refused to believe in such witchery, being of the mind his crew just wanted to make fun of him, and insisted they explore the island.
And that’s how they came across an old woman by the name of Taisiya.
The eldery woman had been stranded on the island for over three decades, so her sanity was understandably damaged. With a constant flickering of her left eye and her self-directed mutters and laughter, Alex reconsidered his thoughts about exploring the island. The captain wanted to leave the woman behind, because an insane old woman wouldn’t be anything but a burden in the ship; and Sammy was freaked out enough by the old woman to agree. Atlas did not want to leave her alone on the island, though, and Uncle Peisly agreed with him for once.
So Taisiya was the second woman to join their crew.
While the woman had her moments of clarity and more than a handful of wisdom to pass on, Taisiya’s unstable character more often hinders Alex’s travels. She freaks out most of the crew, but no matter how many times Alex tries to lock her in the storage rooms, she always finds her way out somehow.
Taisiya is a strange woman, but she behaves more or less the same with everyone, except for Alex. In her delusions, she will often seem to confuse Alex with a lover she once had, while other times she’ll mother him instead. Alex assumed these were just particularly bad lapses of insanity… well, until he heard her utter the name of Zacharias Manson.
It was no use trying to ask about his father, though, given how fragmented the woman’s memories were. So, still looking for his father’s treasure, Alex has to wonder: had Taisiya really known his father? Why was she stranded in that island for over thirty years? And most important of all, why had Alex been the only one able to see said island?