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This file has been updated to the information from Monster Carnival Island. The red text is the updated info, the black is old.
Up until Monster Carnival is released, I’m going to post a series of “files” that go into detail about certain elements of the island as we know it. The first file will be about Ringmaster Raven; who he is, and what his goal is.
The Daily Pop above, from February 2011, was the first glimpse we got of a ringmaster playing a role in the mysterious Monster Carnival. Nothing seems suspicious about him; he has a hat, a bowtie, and a staff. He seemed perfectly fine — until the Haunted Amusement Park page was posted on the Creator’s Blog.
This idea page is obviously for Monster Carnival Island — they changed the name sometime after. The page plainly reads “Ringmaster has cursed/enslaved zombie carnival workers“. It also says that the ringmaster has lost his prized possession — a bullhorn. Very strange. Remember that this was in the early days of Poptropica, and elaborate stories were not going to happen in a long time — so a simple story about a ringmaster that has lost his horn is understandable.
The bullhorn is a very specific item, and may be used to hypnotize his zombie slaves. Of course, the zombie plot will not be used on the upcoming island, since they already released Zomberry Island. Ringmaster Raven does not have a bull horn in the new island.
The teaser trailer that was released along with the initial announcement of Monster Carnival shows a raven-like man with a top hat appearing out of nowhere. Most of us assumed that he was the ringmaster. We did not know just yet that his name was Ringmaster Raven.
The first time his name was released was on a extra poster on the Island Tour of Monster Carnival. The poster says “Featuring Ringmaster Raven’s Circus of the Bizarre”.
When we look at some of the Daily Pops we had been pondering about, we now understand the reason why ravens appeared so much in them!
In the island, the ravens are not turned against him — in fact, they are monsterizing machines!
On February 8 2014, the members only item Ringmaster Costume was added to the Store. It features a costume similar to Ringmaster Raven’s, with a feathery (and sinister) design.
The other two members only cards are somewhat connected to Ringmaster Raven as well — hypno power and raven swarm! Perhaps hypnotism will be a part of the island after all! 😀 The island does feature some hypnotism. It does not feature zombies, however. 😛
Ringmaster Raven’s origins are unknown as of now, but this post will be updated after the island comes out, so check back when that happens to get the full story. 🙂
You are here for the full story of Ringmaster Raven, right? Well, here it is:
Many years ago, the Circus of Bizarre had come through the very same parts that they are in at the time in the island. It had a very strange attraction featured with it — the Bird Boy. He was a mutant; half boy and half raven. Or perhaps it was just because he had an odd nose (a nose for that matter 😛 ). When the circus left the town, they forgot Bird Boy, and he was orphaned there. The towns people hated Bird Boy because he didn’t fit in. Then, soon after Bird Boy had been in the town, an auto repair store burnt down. The supposed culprit was Bird Boy. There were other suspects, some more likely to have done it, but the townspeople wanted Bird Boy gone. So they drove him out of town.
Years later, the carnival comes back to town, this time with a new ringmaster. This carnival seems… different than before. It turns out that Ringmaster Raven is actually Bird Boy tryin to get revenge on the town by hypnotizing all of them, and turning them into monsters, like him.
At the final battle, you hypnotize him into a chicken using mirrors. The carnival now has a new attraction — the chicken man!