What fanfic would go with this picture? Let's see...let's say Ralph fell down a deep pit so fast he couldn't let out a peep and Vanellope never heard him. No problem..climbing steep sheer walls is Ralph's day job. Meanwhile big ugly Sugar Rush Monster stalks Vanellope. Lots of screaming, squealing, glitching, and near wetting of panties. Vanellope vows to learn better teleport capability. Also vows to teach Palace Oreo Guard how to fly Apache helicopters and hum "Flight of the Valkyries". You are sitting in your chair and humming it right now to see what it would sound like. Major chase scene, finally ending in Vanellope being cornered...at which point she flips to full Princess-In-Your-Face mode, including double barreled load of (shudder) sarcasm. Ralph arrives to render Chastisement with Extreme Prejudice. Vanellope, still in Sovereign mode says "Ralph! Please stop pummeling one of my citizens into the ground!" Several minutes later she repeats it loud enough for Ralph to actually hear it. Attitude Adjusted Monster leads way to Adorabeezle's cute Alpine Chateau. 'Beezie' says "Oh, I forgot to warn you about the horrible..oh but I see you've already met!" Hot chocolates all around. Vanellope wipes away chocolate moustache and chirps "I can't wait to visit Citrusella in the Sinister Sucola Sugar Swamp!" Ralph shoves her into a snowbank. End credits.
(no, I'm not developing this. Anyone who wants to...have at it.) (ok, I lied..I'd like to put in where awhile back Mr. Abominable (not being highly intelligent) ate a whole bunch of strangely glowing green lozenges he found in his caverns, and tooted for three weeks. But that's as far as I'm going! I swear! End of discussion!)
Ok, getting clearer picture. He's got HUGE cake-piped eyebrows:thick and bushy. MEAN looking! Kinda like some old prospector. He's NOT made of ice-cream..just looks like it. Otherwise he won't be able to visit Vanellope in warmer parts of Sugar Rush. He's part of a bonus level and his job is to thwart the racers...what other reason would there be for him to exist? He comes roaring out of the bushes, only to be nonplussed when Vanellope turns on him. She's not going with the program and he pouts and points out that she's supposed to run..everyone else has run from him before, and she's messing his schedule up. Could she at least take off in the right direction? How about a slow walk? Could she at least let out a few squeals like she first did when she first saw him? She disses him and he tries to scare her..Ralph arrives, yanks him off his feet (V.V. is not quite as tall as Ralph) but Vanellope intervenes before any blows are made. All three begin to argue. Ralph pushes finger at V.V. and tells him to shut up. V.V. pushes back and says he doesn't take any orders from anyone other then the Princess Vanellope. Van. says " I AM Vanellope!" VV sez "if you're Princess Vanellope, where's your scepter and royal racing outfit!" Ralph says "She IS Princess Vanellope!" Van. sez "PRESIDENT Vanellope!" Vanilla Villain says "HA! GOT YA, Imposter! I don't take no orders from no PRESIDENT! Only PRINCESS Vanellope!" She says "Ok fine! I'm PRINCESS Vanellope!" V.V. sticks fingers in ears "I can't HEAR you! I can't HEAR YOU ! I scream! You scream! We all scream for Ice-cream!" Ralph grabs VV by lapels and shakes him "Listen! It's a long story! She IS Princess Vanellope!" V.V. lowers dangerous eyebrows and it looks like disaster is about to occur...Vanellope screams, stamping her foot so that icicles fall off the trees "I*AM*PRINCESS*VANELLOPE!"
Poof, pink scepter appears in right hand. Poof-poof, she's wearing her royal racing outfit(the white one with the green strips..not her poofy pin..er SALMON..dress). Ralph drops VV. "Kid! How....How did you DO that??" Vanellope looks shocked. "I.....I don't...I don't know..."
Vanilla Villain stares, then goes to one knee. "You ARE Princess Vanellope." Then looks up petulantly "But still, you're still supposed to RUN from me. This is all highly irregular! What do you WANT of me, Princess???"
And story continues....etc. etc. And yes, he turns out to be quite nice and sweet and stuff, darn it. Ralph never gets to beat him up. Ball now to you..
Oh.and maybe name is "Rocky. Rocky Street! Like it? I made it up myself!" Ralph exchanges 'oh that explains THAT!' expression with Vanellope.
Ok, imperative that better pun be found for Vanilla Villain's name. Pesky local critic gently suggests that 'Rocky Steet' is "INCREDIBLY TOE-SUCKINGLY STUPID!" I admit that the pun was so bad that it made my teeth numb. Pesky local critic is correct. Pesky local critic is also being left out of my Will. Must find more attractive and more appropriate name for Vanilla Villain.
Plot twists, Vanilla villain is actually really nice, but because it's not the coldest season right now his mouth melted and it's kinda hard to talk, Vanellope screams with him and he starts to e all sweet and stuff, Ralph finds them and gets the situation all wrong and starts beating the poor thing while vanellope goes all "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!" And after that the freeze kingdom starts to get a new supply of icy candy every year to avoid the discomfort of vanellope's citizens :3
....maybe Vanilla Villain has long flowing beard that has dairy-queen type ripples? Or similar type 'hat' or wavy 'hair'.. Beard would make him look tougher..with curl on end? Just saw Sandman from Rise of the Guardians. Similar ripples..? Looks so yummy! Maybe some Rocky Road thrown in for toughness....spiked belt made out of....phooy..candy corn would be WAY too obvious. Gotta be something different..durn it, I'm putting in WAY too much time on this!
hmmmmm..interesting idea, but ruins getting any sadistic glee out of Ralph's rescue! That makes Ralph look and feel bad, and now I only have sympathy for Vanilla. I don't want Ralph whipping the cream out of someone who doesn't deserve it! If Ralph is going to come to the rescue, it needs to be because a rescue is needed. How about Vanilla is PROGRAMMED to chase racers when they come on the ice racing track. He's an obstacle you have to overcome in the race. Not his fault, just what he's supposed to do. That puts him in Ralph's situation. I don't want TOO big a misunderstanding here! "Gee, I'm just doing my JOB, dude!" Or suppose he's actually DEFENDING Sugar Rush? Imagine classic face-off between the two, then sudden realization that they are not enemies, but that there is a THIRD entity present who IS a threat and Ralph and Vanilla join forces to defeat it. It has to be clear that Vanilla can hold his own against a Cy-Bug. He has to be menacing enough to be taken seriously. (enemy can't be a cy-bug..we've had too much of cy-bugs to repeat that. Can't be Turbo cuz Turbo is dead. Really dead. Maybe it's a SITUATION that's the problem, and not another enemy;they have to work together to stop an avalanche or something, and Vanilla was trying to warn them.....have to sleep on this one..)
Oh,And +++ on idea of ice candy supply! Top Shelf!
On reflection, you are right. While at some point her ability would permit her to teleport to any location just by thinking about it, that would be a skill that takes time and training. She'd not have that ability right away. She's not helpless, but fog and night would shut her superpowers down considerably. And the worst part is why is Ralph not answering? He's not one to play jokes on her. If he was there just a few minutes ago, why can't he hear her? That's the part that makes it scary. There should not be any dangers left in Sugar Rush, right? Right? Right?????
IDK, there could be creatures luring around that are from the game itself, since it's a game with a bunch of mini games inside it? there could be an abominable vanilla ice cream lurking around somewhere...
In fact, I'm liking this idea so much..can you do some art with Abominable Ice Cream 'menacing' Vanellope, not aware that Ralph is right behind him...I see Vanellope saying "I wouldn't do that if I were you.." to Abominable.....
Overnight compositional concept: Abominable Vanilla Villain in "I've got you NOW!" stance. Vanelleope in "I am SO Utterly Unimpressed" stance. Ralph's giant hands coming out of the darkness (only hands are visible) in "Thy Doom Approacheth" configuration behind blissfully ignorant Monster-Soon-To-Be-Victim. Something you can work with? (I can't do it: Vanellope is too difficult for me to master..I ruin her every time.)
It does occur to me that if she was lost in a fog, teleporting would be less of an advantage. Now she MIGHT be able to glitch herself back to a familiar area (we don't really know yet) but I agree that this would not help her find Ralph if HE was also lost. The best she could do would be to go get help. And, being quite a stubborn little squirt...she might not be willing to admit to herself that she NEEDS help...
It's true we don't know her exact capabilities, but in the movie she shot down down the rainbow road like a lightning bolt. One meter followed by another meter a split second later, and repeat...well, that's pretty darned fast. She was even hovering in midair. I'd not want to underestimate what she's capable of. Perhaps it only works in a 'line of sight' sort of way: she has to see where she's glitching to. As for racing, in order to be fair she'd have to consciously restrict her glitching and employ it only in specific circumstances, such as when the other racers have her blocked off. And there may be some degree of uncertainty: she might end up facing the wrong direction, and thus lose the advantage of leaping ahead..so that would make it more of a gamble. You are right that if she used it all the time she would win virtually every race, which would not be fair.
Back to the subject..she's still a little girl, and I can easily imagine her momentarily becoming afraid and scared. But she's also made of pretty stern stuff, so I'd expect her to rally quickly and take charge. She is, after all, a competent Princess/President.
Yeah, Vanellope is definitely jawbreaker material, but yeah, very closed woods, it probably wouldn't help that much, because I think she really has to see where she's going in order to teleport, like in the movies, she can see the end of the bridge, and she can see she's gonna crash in the tunnel with Turbo so that's why she can escape? Those are some pretty good suppositions I guess, and with time she could do that, maybe(but if she really could, then wouldn't she be able to go to the game station whenever she wanted, since she could "jump" through the game glitch barrier and be safe?
She never knew she could teleport at that time, so she never tried to 'jump' the game barrier. If she had, it probably would have killed her anyway, as her code was disrupted. Now that she's had her code restored, she doesn't need to jump the barrier because she can cross it normally. (she's clearly shown game jumping in the end credits). Ultimately she might gain the skill to teleport to any game she wants without having to go to Game Central. Here's an idea: getting lost in this frozen forest and misplacing Ralph and getting scared is what motivates her to practice and improve on her teleportation so that she CAN glitch from place to place without having to see it first. (Practice makes perfect.) So THIS could be where she vows to never be in this sort of situation again! How's that for a plot save?!