I’m back with another post about the upcoming game ‘Orb Legend‘, this time focusing on the villains of the story. I think a lot of you will happy to hear that this story has infinitely more depth than Poptropica, even to the point of rebuilding some original main villains with more lore.
One of the main ideas we’ve had since the beginning of OL was to take all the neglected villains of Poptropica — those who never had much backstory or screen time — and give them as much or more story and screen time as the villains we see on the forefront of the online game. When I say neglected villains, I mean villains who don’t even appear in the islands!
To jog your memory, Dr. Cumulo Nimbus is from a mini-quest obtained by purchasing the inflatable blimp toy. He wants to set fire to all of Poptropica using his decked out blimps. He lives in a Fortress of Solitude type area.
Arthur Eraser is a peculiar artist who owns a magic pencil, which he plans on using to erase all of Poptropica. You can stop him in the book Pencil Warrior.
Daphne Dreadnaught is an inventor from a promo quest for Ghost Story Island. She plans on collecting souls and using them to power her evil suit.
The Mole King is a speculative villain from the unreleased island coined “Underground Island” that was dropped a few years ago. All that is known of him is a neat sketch released on the Poptropica twitter.
E.Vile is a cyborg who for some reason wants to destroy Poptropica via a robotic army he created. He appears in the mini-quest Legendary Swords.
Again, these villains will be fleshed out greatly in OL — from Arthur’s doodle rogues to Cumulo’s secret identity! Keep tuned on the dev blog for more.