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The Four Horsemen have been mentioned before, quite some time ago. They are definitely in the potential list. There are plenty of ideas on the shelf that we very well may use. But the takeover is first and foremost. ^_^
Just to play opposition, wouldn't it seem a bit redundant to have the embodiment of what's already going on, fighting? When you look at the story we already have War, Famine, Pestilence, Death; they aren't played by anyone, but they are there. Hidden in the context of everything that goes on within our character's lives we see the effects of the war with the undead , hunger, death running rampant, and even in the title it has been show that although not a virus; it's still a biblical plague. Each of the horsemen already exists in the story and if we were to ruin the perfect nature of what they are already doing to bring about the end of days then I think it'd corrupt a good story while trying to look cool.
The entire story is War, it's humans versus Satan's armies, a bit lopsided, but a war nonetheless. Although we could say that War came from wherever he came from, why did he have to come to stop Satan? This entire story personifies everything that he/she wants, to bring about death in one of the swiftest ways possible and to hear, the battle cries of both sides as they do what they can to win.
Pestilence is the scourge that is already within existence, the zombies are the affliction. If you look at the story, where could Pestilence fit beyond that? Even though they might not be as infectious as the other types of zombie stories they are still, very much the "plague" that is spreading. The infected numbers slowly become larger each day with no sight of an end anywhere, I believe Pestilence would appreciate what is going on.
Famine exists as people have to fight to find their food, without a steady production from factories and farms, the world is slowly starving and people are dying. Famine is there, not as in depth as the other two had to be, but still. XD
Which brings me to Death, it already exists as well, each player is already afraid of it and they all hope never to meet it, but in true human fashion, they could die tomorrow. Death is an entity that does no harm, but reaps the souls of the dying. If Death were to exist in the story in a true body they more than likely would just watch, not take an active part in the story. They have snuffed out life for as long as life has been around, to think that just suddenly they find what is going on to be "unfair" or that "the Apocalypse is theirs", I am a little less inclined to think that it is the case.
((Perhaps I'm wrong about how Death might feel, I once wrote the story of a Reaper, so perhaps my judgement is clouded, but I see Death as a true neutral entity, which refuses to be the cause of more of what their brothers already create, death.))
In my humble opinion, I really don't think the idea of the four horsemen running around the place is what we need here, because the story is much better when they are nothing more than puppeteers behind the scene directing what goes on. On top of that I have to think that by giving them humanity you are really ruining the mystique behind them.
As much as I want to discuss the four horsemen and such. I know if I do, we will be changing the topic of the original thread. So if you are interested in this, can we either make a new thread with that title or find an old one that the focus is on them? I just wish to respect the Owner of this thread and their idea. ^_^ Not to be taken as rude or offensive.
*I should have said this before posting back to Sober ^^;