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Bopen the Skeleton King


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Race Ageless
Gender Male
Affiliations
Equipment Prince Phineas Dundinborough's Sword
Alias The Skeleton King, Lord Bopen
Status Undead
Portrayed By Rob
First Appearance The Fall of Dundinborough

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Bopen the Skeleton King is a powerful Ageless Pirate played by Rob in The Skeleton King campaign. Bopen is a legendary Ageless Pirate who sails the seas, plundering the unfortunate ships that he sets his eyes on. While his Ageless crew, and other Ageless, are instructed to gather as many captives as possible in order to convert their inhabitants into Ageless, the Pirate Skeleton King's single goal is to gather as much magical treasure and loot as he can.

Characteristics

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Appearance

Bopen is a tall skeletal figure that adorns a crown that has various spikes and jewels on it. He wears a sleeveless metal chest plate, with metallic pauldrons on both shoulders. Bopen also brandishes a golden cutlass, that was originally owned by Prince Phineas Dundinborough. Upon his final battle with Virgo Sunsword, Bopen's skull was crushed, he soon replaced it with the charred skull of Virgo himself. Bopen is sometimes seen with red pupils in the socket of his skulls.

Personality

Being an immortal pirate, Bopen is cruel, deeply mysterious and prone to maniacal laughter. Merciless to his enemies, but generally peaceable to his crew and other Ageless, the Skeleton King is shown to be an effective and powerful leader who shows great confidence in his abilities and the abilities of his crew. Living up to the myths surrounding him, Bopen is dedicated to pillaging and killing for gold.

His policy for leadership takes a "Survival of the Fittest" slant, being generally indifferent to any deaths in his crew. This is especially true when it comes to recruiting members into his Ageless crew. Although Bopen frequently gives orders to his crew, he has been shown to praise quality work, sometimes by giving crew members legendary treasures.

Although rarely surprised, Bopen can be sent into somewhat of a panic when something or someone he deems valuable is in jeopardy.

Powers & Abilities

Passives

Abilities

  • Levitation: Bopen has been seen to levitate across the sea floor in a purple mist.

Bopen's Story

Queen Dundinborough tells Prince Phineas Dundinborough his favorite story in The Fall of Dundinborough - the story of Bopen the Skeleton King:

There once was a pirate,
named B O P E N.
He was Ageless from the beginning,
and was Ageless till the end.

He was captain of a ship
who sailed and who stole,
any and all treasure
because that was his goal.

To take all for himself,
and leave none for the rest.
Your life or your Magic,
that was his quest.

He would venture out alone,
with nothing but a Black Ring.
The crew waited for his return,
and while waiting would sing.

"Hopen for the Bopen
We pirates will sing.
Surrender your treasure,
or Death we will bring.

Hopen for the Bopen
And plunder the shrine.
Your gold is now gone,
your Life is now mine"

Bopen's power was hidden,
in a Ring of all things.
Forged by the gods,
this Ring made him King.

For no one could slay him,
and soon everyone would fall.
Bopen took all he could find,
no treasure was too small.

Soon he had stolen everything,
and taken all the lives.
With none left to plunder,
his crew would soon die.

And then Bopen was alone,
with no one left to betray.
For Ageless is a curse,
that locks your spirit away.

Those who fear death
will always be afraid.
Because all things must live,
and all things must fade.


History

The Fall of Dundinborough

The Skeleton King

Now reclaimed his Ageless Crew, Bopen begins his reign of terror over the seas again with taking an Elven vessel, which harbored the future member of the crew, Are'ani, a latent Dreamweaver.

Trivia

  • Bopen was named after a Doom Clock event in the Minecraft Mini game Rob created, Dwarves vs Zombies.
    • Aside from that, Bopen was speculated by many to be derived from one of Rob's Pokemon Aces, Bipen, who was named after the lucky user in one of Rob's Streams, Bipen1.
    • He did appear previously in the Nuren Campaign, but was only an NPC, and seeing as the Campaign was non canon, was written off.
  • Bopen may be a Divine Being, as Krungor believes he is.
  • Bopen is the only known Ageless to have survived having his skull completely shattered at least once.
  • Bopen has two songs associated with him, they are "Bopen's Ballad" and "The Skeleton King's March". He also has a third song from the Dwarves vs. Zombies minigame known as "Hopen for Bopen".
  • During character creation Rob said Bopen was not opposed to have non ageless on the crew, as it can sometimes be advantageous to have one. Outside of Ghostblade who was paid for, this isn't shown in his full time crew.