A crash course in changing the world.
“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” - Sun Tzu
Although I am not a good comic artist, nor a good user of a storyboear, I have some ideas how EVOKE could proceed.
The setting of the first story should be Embers home. Ghana is under martial law. Over 50% of Ghanas population are infected with a pestilence-like desease. One of its victims is a person dear to Ember - a child, her husband. The general mood should be apocalyptic - wasted streets, soldiers wearing masks, colours should be greyish.
Second picture should be at Embers home. She and another relative have an argument about her work. Being actinve for Alchemy kept her from helping her own family. First doubts - a tragic fall is about to come.
Next picture is a call from Alchemy. They have an argument - with Alchemy telling that other guys are helping Ghana and that her skills are needed somewhere else. The conflict between ratio (Alchemy) and emotion (Ember) is depicted.This conflict is not resolved and she leaves Evoke.
Generally I would like to include more situations where ethics play an important role also with twists.
The future prospects shall include Ember becoming Alphas agent in the evoke network, so Alpha approaches her. A few words to this character. Alpha should not be a classical villain who wants all the power for himself. He should rather be a twisted image of Alchemy. He also has a vision for a brighter future. The difference Alpha has no morale - there is always a means to an end.
So she starts working for him - that part of the story is important for generating loyality. She does good things in the old EVOKE ways - out of the shadows. She can also do more right now, than EVOKE being well known since the river flu. So being an undercover hero proves more useful, which also strenghtens her believe that it was the right decision to leave EVOKE.
The general further plot should contain her being turned upside down. A "conflict" with Alpha brings her back to Evoke, where she starts to gather information about Alchemy. Alpha was not utterly correct with saying he wanted to destroy EVOKE. He wants to destroy Alchemy - and destroying EVOKE is just the first step. His motivation is that he is a part of Alchemies past. One of the few people who suffered because of a, maybe even good and rational, decision Alchemy made in the past.
In his eyes, EVOKE is nothing less than a disrupting force which wants to challenge present power structures. So his supporters are those who have to lose something - companies, western states, powerful individuals. So another aspect should also be that Alphas support is far better than Alchemies/EVOKES. he has more money, better connections, better facilities. On the long run another members of EVOKE change sides. Going back to the underground having more freedom, with better equipment and connections.
They simply think that they can change the world better with Alpha. Evoke is almost dead.
End of the chapter