Fair Damsels and Foul Treachery
Peg Powler (Ogre/Witchtooth/Winter)
Samantha Howell was always regarded as the “weird girl” school: her mother was a flamboyant New Agey holistic therapist and tried to dress her accordingly, and Samantha was always tall and more than a little overweight. Middle school was particularly harsh, as the prissy girls saw her as a favored target for ridicule. Near the end of eighth grade, Samantha got into a particularly vicious catfight with Nicole (the resident bitchy popular girl) and both girls got two weeks’ suspension — but Samantha never made it back to school. Later that evening, she grew large fingernails and was compelled to hunt Nicole down once and for all — only Nicole was never found, and another Keeper’s Fairest were the targets Peg was assigned to hunt for her Keeper (a large water troll). Peg feasted on Fairest changelings for years, but eventually felt tricked into becoming a monster and wanted out. Peg never wanted to be a monster and wishes to live a normal high school life, but she also finds being a monster to be more than a bit advantageous: what preppy bitch wants to mess with a full grown hag? Despite her monstrous exterior, Samantha (now Peg) can be a bit needy at times and sought out a group of friends — the weirder the better. The Rat Cellar fulfills this need and gives her a bit of “bad girl” notoriety at the same time.