VIOLET VS. MORGANA
TWO SIDES OF A COIN
These two couldn't be more opposite, though they do have a lot in common. Now, Violet isn't perfect and she does kill her fair share of people. And Morgana, well it's hard to justify her actions, but she does love fiercely and fight for the people she loves.
When I first sat down to write Morgana, she was hard to read, hard to figure out and frankly, hard to write for. There is so much to her character under the surface and it took awhile to really get to know her. Once I finally got under her skin, she was a blast to write for. I mean, who doesn't want to be the bad guy sometimes. Morgana also has a free-ness to her that was so refreshing. She doesn't overthink, she doesn't worry, she just does what she wants, when she wants.
Now, Violet on the other hand, came to me and wanted me to tell her story. Though at the time, I had no idea what that story was. Violet has always been crystal clear for me and easy to write. Though she is much more cautious and she does tend to overthink things, she is growing and learning to let go a bit.
Both Violet and Morgana have been through the ringer. They've lost people they love, they've had to fight for everything they have. Had just a few things been different in either of their lives; Morgana a different mentor, Violet knowing that her parents were murdered by Magic, they could have ended up in the others shoes.
There is darkness and light in the both of them, but it was the path they chose that made them who they are.