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William "Will" Taylor is a main character and one of the two deuteragonists of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. Like Elliot Edwards, he also has a sport-related dream, though he plays soccer rather than basketball. He is from Bellbridge and his favorite hobby is playing soccer with his friends.

Appearance

Will has blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. He wears a red soccer shirt, a long-sleeved beige undershirt, a yellow and blue vest, gray soccer shorts, blue and yellow soccer shoes, and red socks. His shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes are part of his soccer team uniform.

Personality

Will is friendly, active, and curious, getting along well with his father. His talent is soccer, and he enjoys playing soccer with his dad. His dad is a businessman and has to leave home often, leaving Will alone at times. Will has a friendly bond with Helen and is both strong friends who know how to work together. He wishes for all of the Nightopians to be safe and at peace with one another.

Intro

Will's story starts out with him playing soccer (football) with his friends (a brief cameo at the beginning shows a boy with spiked blue hair, much like Elliot), weaving the ball in and out of a row of cones. He kicks and scores a goal. He cheers when it shows a man picking up the ball coming out of the net: Will's dad. He smiles and tosses the ball back. The next immediate scene, Will's Dad is leaving the home. He pats Will's head, and suddenly they're outside. His Dad gets in the car, which changes into a plane and flies away, Will calling for him. Will turns around to see his Dad's plane flying away. The landscape turns cold and blue, and Will is surrounded by his teammates. Their eyes turn red and they start laughing, before turning into monsters. Will runs away as they chase him, then sees a bright light ahead. He spreads out his arms.

Ending

Will wakes up in his bed crying. After sitting up, he thanks NiGHTS aloud, showing that he still remembers him despite awaking from Nightopia. His hand balls into a fist as it glows of red light. Realizing he was sleeping with his soccer ball, he remembers he has a soccer game. The scene changes to a large stadium filled with people cheering. The monitor shows the scores between the two teams, showing that it is so far a tie. The scene switches to Will running on the field without his undershirt and vest and with red knee-high socks and black soccer shoes. A team member passes the ball to him, and once Will catches it with his feet, he sees two members of the other team in front of him. Will notices that his other team members are blocked by the other team, and his eyes close. The scene switches to Will in his soccer uniform at a cliff with his soccer ball, his hands glowing red. Light hits him, and the scene returns to the real world. Will becomes alerted to see his father in a business suit cheering for him. Will nods his head, and runs through the other team, kicking the ball in the same way he did in the intro. When he is kicking the ball through, in a turning position it changes to him in his normal outfit turning and flying in Bellbridge, flying towards the moon. The scene lights back to him kicking the ball into the goal. People cheer while his father gives him a well-done pose. Will does a pose of satisfaction of the win, and his friends jump all over him in hugs, one mostly being an African boy. The scene shines up to the sun.

Dream Worlds

Dreams

Will's Dream Worlds is very much like the average boyhood nature.

Bosses

All of Will's bosses are all appeared to be male. Donbalon, who is a clown, has a male high-pitched laugh which rings on during the two battles which the player faces him. Chamelan, who is a magician, has a dry laugh and seems to have a male job, as females normally don't use magician tricks like him. Cerberus is referred to as "them" when it's first mentioned and appears more male.

Pure Valley

Pure Valley is based on Will's childhood times with his father (such as how all the dandelions are like a field his father used to take him to play all day). Pure Valley is where Will's White Ideya is hidden. The boss for this dream is Donbalon.

Lost Park

Lost Park is like Will lost in his sadness. But excitement remains, showing his happier memories shine through too. It is also based off of how Will would be left alone with his father, or on a journey without him. In this World, he remembers how his dad took him to the amusement park every year until he went away on a business trip. Lost Park is where Will's Blue Ideya, Intelligence, is hidden. The boss for this dream is Chamelan, a chameleon that is a sort of Voo-doo Nightmaren.

Delight City

Delight City is Will's dreams of what being an adult is like, which seems like a neon place full of excitement. It is also based off of Will's fun-loving side which he developed from his father. Delight City is where Will's Green Ideya, or Growth, is hidden. The boss for this dream is Cerberus, the well-known Hound of Hell.

Description

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In the city of Bellbridge, a town with a giant clock tower lives 12-year old Will, a boy who loves soccer. Ever since he was little, Will has played and practiced soccer with his beloved father and has even managed to become the star player on the local soccer team. He also does well in school and served as a great role model, but it was perhaps because of his talent that he began to grow more distant with his fellow teammates.

Even still, Will at least had his father, whom he loved, trusted, and admired. Every day after work, Will's father would come home and practice soccer with his son, and the two grew quite close indeed.

One day, however, Will's father was suddenly transferred, leaving his son behind. Outside of school, Will and his father had gone everywhere and done everything together, and now, without his father, Will was plunged into unbearable loneliness. Night after night, he started to have terrifying nightmares. One night, however, a warm light appeared in his dreams, banishing his nightmares- this was the light of Nightopia, which beckoned Will to follow it, where he then had his first encounter with the mysterious being called NiGHTS.

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Trivia

  • Will is 12 years old.
  • Will didn't have an official name at the beggining of the game's development, the development team would call him Kevin until his official name gets chosen, Helen's name was chosen to be her official name right from the start. [1]
  • Will, like Elliot, Claris and Helen, was considered to make an appearance as a racer in Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed, where he'd drive NiGHTS shapeshifted as the car, [2] however a Nightopian was selected to be the driver over him and the other visitors, if Will had made into the game, that'd mark his first appearance since his debut in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.
    • Though this can't be considered an appearance, Will was indirectly mentioned in the NiGHTS' notification in Sonic Runners, being addressed by the name "unsure young boy".
  • One of Elliot's early designs had him with a haircut very similar to Will's.
  • Will sounds similar to Chris from Mario Tennis: Power Tour and Hart from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, though he is not voiced by Trevor Smith nor Rebecca Soler.
  • Will is voiced by Riley O'Flynn, who is an actor, voice actor, and line producer.

See also

References

  1. http://www.nightsintodreams.com/NiD/violet/journey/ofdreams.htm
  2. http://www.nightsintodreams.com/?p=1837
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