This came from a C-Box discussion; if it takes off, cool, if not, we can just skip it :P Plot Idea:
Daniel Riley's new greatest idea is that instead of trying to stage a rebellion against Darcy, which is just messy, he just wants to replace Darcy without the bother of having to get him out of office and then getting someone else re-elected.
Banding together with a group of people who hate Darcy (apply below), Daniel comes up with a plan to just kidnap Darcy and replace him with a Polyjuice-Dopplegänger. Through the Dopplegänger, this group could basically control the Ministry and the new policies being put into place.
Of course, need to hear how Kayte feels about the matter--but we can at least attempt
to kidnap Darcy, and if Kayte's game, we might even get him for a week or two. >:DTimeline (IC and OOC):
If we have to wait a bit because Darcy needs to be in place for board-wide things, that's cool... otherwise, soon? :P
I imagine the actual "Darcy being kidnapped" thing won't last more than a week or maybe two, IC.Needed character types:Dobblegänger
- Someone Daniel finds to replace Darcy. Will be lower class
; should have no job or a job where they will not be missed; should not be politically minded. Basically, in exchange for regular meals and the promise of luxury, this person will pass for Darcy and put into policy whatever Daniel & co. say.Conspirators
- People who want Darcy gone; maybe permanently. Probably upper-class
, maybe middle
, politically minded. Influential people (Ministry officials, Hogwarts staff, rich purebloods, etc) especially wanted. Level of involvement is varied; near-anonymous involvement (only Daniel knows about it), is also an option for the cautious.
- Daniel Riley
- Gabriel de Hallivand
- Someone to come rescue Darcy and possibly expose the entire ordeal... maybe publicly, maybe not. Up for discussion! Assuming Kayte actually lets us kidnap him. Conspiracy Theorist
- Someone who figures it out, but isn't believed because it sounds a little too crazy. (Maybe they have a reputation for crazy) Might be in league with the Shining-Armor.Other
- Any way you can see to get involved!Other Information:
WAYS THIS COULD GO:
-- The attempt to kidnap Darcy could be botched; things could get messy for the conspirators, or whichever of them is most involved.
-- Darcy could be kidnapped for a bit, and when he is reclaimed they could try to keep everything quiet and just have Darcy act as if nothing had happened.
-- While the Dopplegänger is playing Minister, he could find out something the public isn't supposed to know about Darcy/the Potters (offering up Lyra's little secret, here). From THERE, they might try and blackmail Darcy... or they might end up getting "quieted" by Darcy after he finds out they know. I don't know if Darcy is that evil, though. XD
-- Someone could find out about the Dopplegänger and go to the Paper / make a scandal of it.
-- The Dopplegänger could decide they like the power and want to make their own decisions and be Minister for real. And Daniel&co would have to deal with that.
-- If the Dopplegänger is successful-ish, this kidnapping could last long enough that when Darcy & Eulalie get married, it could be the wrong Darcy. That would be amusing.
-- Other ideas?Any backlash (if there is any) should fall on Daniel, and Daniel alone, unless other conspirators want to shake up their character's lives a bit.