Vixen – A TV Pitch Part 2

Writing multiple episode synopsis has proven to be tiring work so the rest of this week will be a continuation of the pitches for the Vixen series. Here are the first 7 episodes.

1 – Pilot – After a long night of partying for her 25th birthday, Mari McCabe comes home to find a package from her long thought to be dead mother. Mari discovers the legacy of her mother and the power of the Tantu totem that allows the user to access animal powers. Mari also learns that her mother had to abandon her family to keep watch as the guardian of the Red and to protect her family. Mari rejects this fate for herself, not believing in the power but still taking the necklace with her. When she ends up seeing a thug breaking into her neighbor’s apartment, she tries to stop him, only to be surrounded by another group of thieves. The power of the totem kicks in and in a fit of animalistic fury, Mari defeats the thieves realizing the power of the totem. Unsure of whether or not she wants to follow the legacy, Mari puts the box away, unaware that a mysterious stranger has been watching her the entire time.

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2 – Welcome – Mari goes to work the next day and feels more unsatisfied at her job than normal. She goes to see Karen, her friend and former model and shows her what she’s learned from the totem. Looking for more information the pair hunt down Jack Knight who specializes in curious objects but he isn’t any help. He does relate to her feelings about having a legacy thrust upon her but ultimately can’t help further. As Mari heads home, she notices a thief breaking into the museum and chases after her, only to be stopped by the Bronze Tiger who assumes she is a thief. When Mari is able to convince Tiger that she isn’t a thief since she couldn’t set the alarms off, the two hunt down the real thief, Magpie who ends up escaping. Tiger deals with the police and lets Mari go on. Once she reaches home, Mari is exhausted from the evening.

3 – Dreams – Mari has a vision in her dreams where she talks to her mother who explains the red and sends her to Buddy Baker to talk. Baker, the former Animal Man, has given up most heroics to spend time with his family and to keep them safe. He suggests that Mari avoids the heroism business all together since it only leads to problems. As they talk, a fire downtown shows up on the news. Buddy refuses to leave believing the fire department will be there but Mari feels like she has a mission to protect others goes downtown and stops the fire at Stagg Chemicals. As she gets there, Mari sees someone running away with documents and Mari chases after and stops the person but ends up arrested for illegal powered vigilante activities.

4 – Questions and Answers – Mari is released on bail by Karen and gets to talk to Renee Montoya, the superhero law enforcement consultant. Due to the high concentration of heroes, she can’t get a license even though Mari argues that she’s already stopped a few crimes which gets her into more trouble from Renee. Defeated by the legal system Mari and Karen go out drinking but when Mari finally returns home, she finds the Question waiting for her. She hands Mari fake heroic documentation and connects her to Static, another member of the community who the Question thinks could be helpful. Meanwhile as a result of Mari stopping the unnamed criminal who was running from the fire, the police found the embezzlement records and patents that Daggett Industrail was going to steal from Stagg. Daggett brings in an assassin, Copperhead, to prevent the vigilante from interrupting his plans anymore.

5 – Bites – Mari ends up late for a fashion suite and her boss, Vivian D’Armis takes over instead. Mari, low on cash, takes another job as a booth model for a ribbon cutting with Static who she was supposed to meet. After the event Mari tries to talk to Static who doesn’t respect Mari since she is a fashion model and a “superhero.” Static tries to leave so Mari starts following him. Copperhead notices that she looks like the target he is supposed to take down and tries to stop her with poison darts. Mari and Static both get hit but the totem’s power saves Mari but Static falls. While Mari fights with Copperhead, she turns down a call from her boss for a big social party that evening so she can make sure that she can take care of Static. As Static gets worse, Mari leaves the fight with Static, taking him to the hospital. Copperhead returns with information from the phonecall he got during the fight for his boss.

6 – Court and Spark – Mike Maxwell, Mari’s old boyfriend who went to Kenya to study zoology returns home and tries to reconnect with Mari. When she realizes that he hasn’t changed and is still immature, Mari fakes a call to run off. Karen runs into Mike and the two start talking. Meanwhile Mari as she is running out, gets a call that Static is doing better and goes to meet him only to run into Magpie along the way (out of costume). Mari makes sure to store her scent for later before meeting up with Static who apologizes for how he acted. Static gives her the name of Ted Grant who could help with her fighting and Mari accepts, happy that she is being treated better.

7 – Guys and Dolls – Vivian needs Mari to fill in for some of her missing models who vanished after vacations but Mari is caught up and asks Karen to help who in turn calls up Jack to look into where they went. While they look into it they find out that all of the models had gone to the same spa. Meanwhile Mari is staking out Magpie’s hideout hoping to catch her when she returns. When Jack and Karen reach the spa, they are quickly drugged by a man who calls himself the Dollmaker. He gives permanent youth treatments via plastic injections that require regular drugs to continue working and without the drugs, they harden and die. If they models stopped paying, they’d die. Mari freaks out when Jack and Karen haven’t called to check in with her so she goes to save them at the right time, saving them before they get plastic injections. When Mari gets back she realizes that she should have helped her friends instead of following after Magpie.

Luke Herr

Luke is a writer and an aspiring professional comic writer who is also the editor in chief of Nerdcenaries. He currently is working on a graphic novel called Prison Spaceship.