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Elle Bishop
05 July 2020 @ 09:46 pm
How's my driving? If there's things you think I could improve on, characterization, grammar or otherwise, please let me know here. Anon commenting enabled.
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Elle Bishop
10 May 2020 @ 09:42 am
So longs rounds of meta seems to be what all the cool kids are doing. And I…really want to be a cool kid, okay? Or something like that. In any case, I have a lot of head canon for Elle. Like, a lot. I’ll probably repeat myself and go on tangents and if it doesn’t make sense in places…I apologize. I’m kind of just freewriting as I go for now. Eventually, I’ll edit it better though. A lot of this is still under construction but I do plan to add on as I go.

EDITED: 5/12/2010

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Elle Bishop
07 June 2011 @ 03:09 am
Player Information:

Name or Handle: Katie

LJ: superkappa
Email: mostlyverytired@gmail.com
AIM/ MSN / Plurk name: AIM: moongoddessSK plurk: superkappa
Any current characters here?: N/A

Character Information:

Character Name: Elle Bishop
Age: 24
Canon: Heroes
Appearance: Long blonde hair and blue eyes. Also short Like half the females on Heores. Elle tends to dress to impress, most of the time. She wears tight tops, and short skirts and heels, all part of her act as the seductive innkeeper at the Company.

It’s stated canonly that she was diagnosed as a sociopath but from the first introduction to her in Fight or Flight (2x05) we see that this is simply untrue. Yes, she gets frustrated with Ricky for not giving her in the information about Peter and kills him with what seems like no remorse, but when we see her on the phone being reprimanded, we can tell it gets to her. It’s revealed that the person she is talking to her father, and as soon as he tells her to come home, she does. This sets up their dynamic as we see it later quiet perfectly.

As the series shows more of her, it becomes clear that she’s desperate for her father’s approval. She gets shaken by the idea of him hurting her (when Noah talks about her memory modification in Cautionary Tales) so clearly she’s not a sociopath. Sociopaths don’t feel remorse or fear or the need of approval. They don’t care. But Elle does.
More than anything, in a lot of ways she’s just a giant spoiled child. She throws fits when she doesn’t get her way because she’s incredibly emotionally stunted. She does the things she does because it’s all she’s known how to be. She was trained from a young age that she needed to be a cold-hearted company girl. She’s tried to force herself into that role but the shoe never fit quite right. She’s petulant, and doesn’t know how to tell right or wrong because she was never taught how to. She will kill someone for doing something like lie to her because she literally doesn’t understand it’s wrong.

She’s also a huge flirt, but again, it’s almost in a childlike manner. For all we see her flirting with Peter and Mohinder, we see her almost surprised when Peter kissed her, almost like she had never been kissed before. Or if she had, it wasn’t often.. It seems pretty clear to me that in her interactions with men in both season 2 and season 3 she doesn’t have much actual experience. It’s just another part of her act, another show she’s putting on because she doesn’t want people to see what she’s like inside.

She builds these delusions about her interactions with people, and she buys into them well. She truly believes her father really loves her and believes in her even when he proves time and time again that he really just sees her as a tool, a means to an end. She honestly believed Peter really liked her, and was upset to find out he used her to escape.

When those said delusions are broken, she has a hard time coping with it. She usually responds in angry backlashes, because she doesn’t know how to respond, like when she chased after Peter and Adam. We especially see a more vulnerable side to her when Noah reveals her father experimented on her and wiped her memories. She searches her father’s office and computer, trying to find any files on herself, to find the truth. They’re all missing. It confirms her fear, and yet when she sees a chance to please her father (by capturing Sylar) she seizes it because no matter what, she wants his love and approval. That’s vital to her very existence. She doesn’t know how to be Elle if she’s not an agent or trying to please Daddy, so much so that she’s willing to let go of her search for the truth to keep up this delusion.
Now, for a lot of people, Elle’s drastic change in behavior in Season 3 was seen as completely OOC. I don’t fully agree.

The Elle we saw in season two was hard and fierce, but by the end of the season we saw more and more cracks into that façade. Season 3 starts off with her father dying, her powers turning on her, and her getting fired from the only job and life she has ever known, a life she has given up everything for. It’s no wonder that she finally shatters.

The first time we see her after her dismissal at Primatech she’s at the Bennet house, where she had broken in looking for Noah. She is a complete wreck. She can’t control her powers anymore, and if you read the comics leading up to this episode, it’s highly implied that the cause of this is psychosomatic as opposed to something being physically wrong with her like she and Claire assume.
The power malfunction is a large manifestation of her guilt and mixed feelings over her father’s death. Her father was cruel, and did unthinkable things to her (that she can’t remember) but he was still her father. She doesn’t know how to function without him because she’s relied on him and the Company to tell her what to do for her whole life. The idea of actual freedom terrifies her (as we see in the episode Villains, which I’ll talk about more later) and that’s probably why she’s so quick to work with Sylar at Pinehearst, because it would give her a sense of purpose.

But before that, she’s weak, and lonely, and desperate. She talks about wanting to give up her power if it means to stop hurting which should be a big sign at how shaken she was by the events in The Butterfly Effect. On top of mourning her father and feeling lost and a lone she also has an incredible amount of guilt. She feels like it’s her fault because she helped create Sylar. Maybe if she had had the strength to leave the company, she could have saved her father. I also, honestly think part of her is somewhat glad her father is dead considering everything he did to her, and she feels guilty about that too, because no matter what, he’s her father and the only family she’s ever known. How can she hate him, even with everything he’s done to her? Her whole delusional system is broken, and she can’t help but blame herself, and she just wants out. We see her vulnerable and suicidal, begging for Sylar to kill her.

When Sylar forgives her, it’s almost like an absolution of sin and suddenly, all that pain and anger and guilt is gone because he tells her it’s not her fault and she’s all too eager to believe him. This is again where she sees that she functions a little differently from normal people by how quickly she forgives herself, and him. She just wanted an answer that didn’t leave her at blame, in doubt. And because he helps her with all that, she becomes her new focal point. He becomes Daddy number II in a way, someone she would do anything and everything for. And once she has that purpose, someone to live for, we see a lot of her old playfulness and snarkyness come back. She’s convinced they don’t need anyone but each other.

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Background: http://heroeswiki.com/Elle From post 3x02 "The Butterfly Effect"

Special Abilities or Weapons: Electrical manipulation. Elle can create and control electricity. This can be small little shocks that just tease on unsettle people, or large shocks that can kill. She uses it in pretty much all facets of her life, even when she kisses people.

Sect: Military

Job: Is there a job for like…warding war criminals or something like that? That’d be what she’d be best at/most used to.

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First Person:

[The holovid opens to show her hands open, crackling with electricity.]

So you know, when I was told I would have to go get a new life and all that? This was so not what I had in mind. I mean, I thought the day already sucked what with my father getting murdered and me getting fired all in one fell swoop was bad enoough. But apparently I was wrong because I suddenly woke up in some terrble sci-fi geek's wet dream.

So here's the deal kids.

If someone tells me what the hell is going I might be a nice girl and not kill themn.

But it they don't? All bets are off.

Because really? All I need right now is an excuse to kill something.

Hell, I don't even need that really. I mean, who's going to stop me now? No one. That's what I'm thinking.

[The feed cuts out.]

Third Person:
Elle took a deep breath as she stepped into the shower, turning the water on. Her body was aching and stiff from being locked up like that for who knows how long. She had lost track of time. People had occasionally come in with food for her and the like, but for the most part, she had been kept like an animal. She couldn’t figure out why Arthur didn’t just kill her or something.

But then Sylar -No, Gabriel- came in, and things had changed. He had fixed her. She was in debt to him now. She didn’t like it. She didn’t like the idea of being in debt to anyone. The one nice thing about Daddy being dead was that she could do what she wanted. But now she owed Gabriel everything and she couldn’t just walk away from that, could she?

Not that she really had anywhere to go anyways. She doubted the Cheerleader would help her again. She’s in debt to her to, but to a lesser degree. And if she’s going to dedicate herself to anyone, it might as well be the one person she destroyed more than anyone else.

The water washed away the dirt and sweat from her body, relaxing her tired body. No longer being plagued by her power assaulting her she could actually help Gabriel, help Arthur even. It’s not like she knew how to be anything other than a Company girl. It’s what she had been trained to be her whole life. And unlike Gabriel, who thought people could change, she wasn’t so sure. Not when it was integrated into them as this was with her.

And if it got too boring, too restrictive, she could leave right? Or find a way to make things more interesting. Have some fun. She smiled to herself at that thought. It had been so long since she had fun she had almost forgotten what it felt like.


So it was decided then. She’d stay at Pinehearst, at least for now.

(This is from a later canon point, so if that’s a problem, let me know. I can totally whip up a new sample.)
Anything Else: Hutt Porn sounds really gross 8( But ebon hawks sound adorable!
Elle Bishop
01 March 2011 @ 12:05 am
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Elle Bishop
27 October 2010 @ 06:53 pm

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Elle Bishop
15 October 2010 @ 01:49 pm
The How's My Driving? Meme
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Elle Bishop
27 August 2010 @ 04:04 pm
So, I'm going to be copying Tifa and Ruthi here and start threads to where Elle is going to be for the second day. As I missed the first day..we'll just assume it was uneventful until the night time, where she was haunted by her father's ghost. She's probably in much worse shape this second day. Comment spam is the default, but if you prefer prose for some reason, feel free to pm or plurk me about it.
Elle Bishop
21 August 2010 @ 01:14 pm
The How's My Driving? Meme
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Elle Bishop
15 August 2010 @ 03:53 pm
5 + 1 meme!

Comment with a 5 + 1 list (five times X did Y and the one time s/he didn't, for example) and I'll write a little drabble about it! Include the names of the characters, the ship (if applicable), and a general rating to go along with it. This goes for any of my characters.


Elle, Gretchen, Sandra, Casey, Captain Hammer, Cordelia, Bela
TLV: Cordelia
DDD: Elle
Others: Jessica, Gabriel, Sylar
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