One of my submissions for the 8th Evil Ex contest. I sketched this out pretty fast tonight. Here is Gilbert's story.
Gilbert Glum met Ramona Flowers long ago in elementary school, even before she met Matthew Patel. It was a rainy Wednesday morning the day she was transferred into his 5th grade class. Gilbert was the quiet, nerdy, chubby kid who no one was nice too... and Ramona was assigned the seat next to him. Gilbert said "Hi," and she said "Hi" back and that was the only contact the first day. It was pretty much the same the second day, and the third, but the fourth day Ramona dropped her pencil and Gilbert bent down to pick it up. Ramona did the same and their hands touched, and stayed that way for a few seconds. Gilbert felt a quiver of courage that could only be love shoot down his spine as he looked up into her big eyes. She smiled at him, her lavender hair shined brightly under the school lights and she said "Thanks." He asked if she wanted to come over after school and play some Nintendo. Ramona said "Ok" and Gilbert Glum smiled for the first time in years.
She never showed up. She wasn't at school the next day either, her family having unexpectedly moved away. The heart broken Gilbert didn't understand and never smiled again. He swore he would never love another, and devoted his life to computers and technology becoming an expert hacker and brilliant technological engineer. Gilbert could build anything, and find anyone except the person he wanted to most. He wanted Ramona. Even before the internet became mainstream he spent years surfing the fledgling world wide web for his "true love" scarcely moving from his desk chair. He came close to finding her a few times, but each time he was a little too late and she had already moved on, but he collected an extensive online database of her ex-boyfriends in the process. It was this database that caught the attention of Gideon Gordon Graves. He gave Gilbert a job as his company's personal hacker and internet troll, and would use Gilbert's database to locate and bring together the League of Evil Exs. When Gilbert found out this was all about Ramona, he begged Gideon to let him join the league. Gideon refused saying that "Simply touching hands, does not an evil ex-boyfriend make."
Angry and feeling used, Gilbert quit his job for Gideon and began to plot his revenge. He built a power gauntlet out of his "mint in box" Nintendo Power Glove, making it capable to shoot powerful blasts of electricity. To make up for his lack of speed and considerable girth, he created a Nintendo controller capable of pausing time for 3 seconds at a time. He was going to use these new weapons on Gideon, but again was too late. Gideon had been defeated by Scott Pilgrim... Gilbert's new target, and the only one standing in his way to Ramona.
So there you go. What do you think?
I have a 2nd entry I'm going to try and make tomorrow if I have time.