(Prepare yourself. This is probably going to be a long post.)
Things you need to know:
In the Shadow World, a world that’s connected to and where its inhabitants see ours, a man tried to accomplish what Walt Disney did and failed due to focusing on the wrong things.
Envious of Disney and the legacy he created, the man decides to create characters that would replace Disney’s beloved ones and ruin the company.
He first created the Negative Five, characters that were like Winnie the Pooh and his friends, but had their negative traits warped and twisted or exaggerated so much they were unrecognizable. Then he sent them to the Hundred Acre Wood, intent on his plan succeeding.
A quick overview of the Negative Five:
Species:Sentient Toy Jaguar
Personality:Has Tigger’s traits of occasional inconsideration and arrogance, but they have been warped and twisted so much that it’s selfishness and vanity. Cares only for himself, and thinks that he’s the greatest in all the universe. Doesn’t care about bouncing, but prides himself in hunting. Takes and does what he pleases, but will sometimes use his cunning to his advantage. Acts completely independent of his group at first.
Appearance:Jaguar looks like, well, a jaguar. He has yellowish fur with spots all over him and a long tail. He’s built similarly to Tigger, but is more muscular and a head taller than his counterpart, allowing Jaguar to be more intimidating to him. Jaguar’s head also has a shorter and tighter jaw than Tigger’s and the head itself is shaped more like Jaguar’s namesake. Jaguar also can switch between bipedal and quadrupedal stances, also making him similar to Tigger in that regard, but Jaguar is quadrupedal more often. He’s still bipedal most of the time, though.
He’s usually nonchalantly leaning on something, like a tree or table leg. This shows that he doesn’t care about what’s happening, since the situation he’s looking at involves others that are not him. He’s also usually smirking.
What sets them apart from the original?:The vanity and selfishness.
Backstory:Jaguar was the first of the Negative Five to be made(On a side note, all of the Negative Five's creation involved making them by putting ingredients in a cauldron and stirring them together.). At this point, his creator was angry and wanted to get revenge on Disney, but didn't know how. As a result, Jaguar was born, caring only for himself and not wanting to follow his creator's instructions because of that. Because of his selfishness, Jaguar didn't pay attention to the other Negative Five at all, only focusing on himself. As a result, he didn't bond with them.
Lesson you start to learn through redemption:to think about others beside yourself and to understand loving others beside yourself
Name:Wilbert the Bear
Counterpart of:Winnie the Pooh
Species:Sentient Teddy Bear
Personality:Has Pooh’s traits of ignorance and slow-mindedness, but only on the surface. In fact, Wilbert is actually average in intelligence, but pretends not to be to get attention. Also has Pooh’s child-like nature, but it has been twisted enough to turn into obnoxiousness. Secretly cares about his group(except Jaguar), but won’t show it until it’s too late because he’s afraid to.
Appearance:Wilbert the Bear(or simply Wilbert) is a brown teddy bear with a small black nose. He’s thinner than Pooh, and wears only a green t-shirt that actually fits him. He’s the same size as Pooh, and has white on his muzzle and nowhere else. He is bipedal.
He usually looks confused and unaware of his surroundings to add to his ignorant and slow-witted shtick. His group isn’t fooled by it, though.
What sets them apart from the original?:the traits of ignorance and slow-mindedness only being on the surface and the obnoxiousness
Backstory:Wilbert was created along with Calf and Eehaw. When his creator started abusing them for caring for each other, Wilbert, along with Eehaw, immediately hid their caring behind a mean facade. The abuse, because of other reasons, didn't stop, though. Wilbert also started acting ignorant and slow minded around only the Negative Five he cared about at this point as well, because he only wanted to get the ones he cared about's attention, not his creator.
Lesson you start to learn through redemption: that there are better ways of getting attention from the ones you care for than being annoying
Species:Sentient Toy Tapir Calf
Personality:Has Piglet’s cowardliness, but not his craftiness or tendency to save his friends when they need him most. When the Negative Five were still under the watch of their creator, he abused them, and abused anyone who tried to stand up for them even more. Because of this, Calf is the way he is today. Cares about his group(except Jaguar), but is afraid to show it.
Appearance:Calf looks like a tapir calf. He’s as small as Piglet and is covered in white stripes and spots. He has round ears and is stocky in build, with a short trunk on his face being long enough to hang off it. He has a white belly, and beside that, has a brown and dark brown color scheme. He is bipedal.
He used to wear a fuzzy pink sweater he sewed himself, but his creator snatched it off him and threw it in the garbage can before he had a chance to wear it for more than five seconds. Now he only wears a red scarf.
What sets them apart from the original?:the cowardliness without the tendency to save his friends when they're in trouble
Backstory:It's kind of the same story as Wilbert, only when their creator started abusing them, Calf took the longest out of the Negative Five to put on a mean facade. Time and time again, he showed kindness and stood up for his group(except Jaguar) despite his fears, and time and time again, he got punished for that. Finally, out of fear, he put on his mask, and acted the way his creator wanted him to act, which is what his creator wanted all along.
Unknown to Calf, his creator also abused them because he wanted to rule them through fear and because he was angry at himself for making them so they could have good hearts and viewed his anger through them.
Lesson you start to learn through redemption:to be brave(again) and stand up for what's right(again)
Species:Sentient Toy Hare
Personality:Rabbit’s bossy and control freak nature has been turned into a militant and domineering personality for Hare. Browbeats his group into following his lead and not talking behind his back, and if anyone misbehaves, prepare for physical punishment from him. Secretly cares about his group, but doesn’t know how to show it. Is protective of his group(except Jaguar) in his own way, and the way he looks at them is similar to how a big brother looks at his younger siblings. Doesn’t know how to express kindness, compassion, or weakness.
Appearance:Hare is a tall gray toy hare with red, crazy eyes and fur that’s sticking out everywhere. He has a white belly and has a build similar to Rabbit, but has curved legs that look like a hare’s and longer ears than his counterpart. He’s also a head taller than Rabbit, but like him, has a cottontail. He usually looks furious which, combined with his crazy eyes and disheveled fur, makes him look insane. He wears a shiny gray whistle around his neck, which helps when he’s trying to get the others in line. He usually abuses it, though.
He is bipedal. When he’s letting his guard down and willing to show weakness or that he cares about others, his eyes are black.
What sets them apart from the original?:the militant and domineering personality and the not knowing how to express kindness, compassion, or weakness
Backstory:Hare was the second of the Negative Five to be made. His creator wanted him to be able to express false(but convincing) kindness and compassion, but messed up and instead made it so Hare could develop a heart of gold when he met the rest of the newly created Negative Five, which were essentially his little brothers. He, at first, expressed his newly found compassion and kindness at times to Wilbert, Calf, and Eehaw. However, as his creator started abusing them and Hare, Hare and the others learned that them showing kindness and compassion for each other was a big no no for their creator. Because of this, Hare hid those good qualities under a visage of not caring and an even more extreme military general personality, classifying showing kindness and compassion as signs of weakness. He also hid showing real weakness under this visage, too, since his creator didn't like him showing that, either. He's done this so long he's forgotten how to show kindness, compassion, or weakness.
Furthermore, he discouraged the Negative Five(except Jaguar) from showing that they cared for each other in his own way so they wouldn't get in trouble.
Lesson you start to learn through redemption:to express kindness, compassion, and weakness
Name:Eehaw(Yes, I know, it's silly. I'm trying to mimic the name, Eeyore.)
Species:Sentient Toy Mule
Personality:Acted depressed to annoy his group at first, but because of his creator’s influence, turned into a sarcastic, smug, and negative character. Is very stubborn and it’s hard to get him out of his habits because of that stubbornness. Like almost all the rest, he acts like he hates the group, but secretly cares for them(except Jaguar). His sarcasm and smugness hides a low self-esteem and fear for his creator. Because of him, Eehaw also has a mistrust of others besides his group(except Jaguar).
Appearance:Eehaw looks like a mule. He’s taller than Eeyore and has a more upright posture, and has a short black mane and black tail. He’s brown, with beige coloring for the muzzle and black coloring for the legs. He is quadrupedal.
He’s usually smirking on the outside when something goes wrong.
What sets them apart from the original?:the personality
Lesson you start to learn through redemption: that sometimes, there’s a better road than what you’ve taken and maybe others know best once in a while; also, to trust others besides Wilbert, Hare, and Calf
(I'm actually planning to do a story about these characters, and am also planning to redeem all of the Negative Five. The redemption will be a slow process, but the group will steadily start to show compassion towards each other again(or for the first time for one of the characters) and eventually become friends with Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
If you have questions, let me know! I have a whole document in Google Docs about the Negative Five, so I can easily pull from there if I have to!
Sorry for the backstory having to be pieced together through the respective backstories.
Mods, please let this through. This is all fictional and none of it is based on real events.)