Beginning of Elementise Script (Trial Run)

This is the beginning of a fairly new script. I’m not sure what the official name will be yet, but for now we’ll just call it “Mentninja Script.”  (Element and Ninja combined. I had another name for them but I had to change it. I’ll probably change the name again later.) Anyway, this is basically the intro and I hope you enjoy it! (I tried to format this to a screenplay format the best I could. If it is unappealing to you or hard to read in this format, let me know and I’ll change the form ASAP. Thanks!)

 

FADE IN:

INT.ACADEMY-MENTNINJA EMPIRE-DAY

There are about a dozen preteens sitting on the floor with their legs crossed. HANIK, the most powerful lightning Mentninja in the empire, is teaching a class to young children about their culture.

HANIK

Mentninjas have existed for thousands of years. They are people who dedicate their lives protecting others using abilities: lighting, fire, ice, water, wind, and gravity. Only one ability can be obtained. You can tell what a Mentninja’s ability is by looking at the jewel in their sworde.

Hanik takes his sworde out of a special case. It’s a sharp, curved sword with a jewel that binds the blade and handle. He shows the class the jewel.

HANIK

As you can see, the jewel in my sworde is light-purple, which means my ability is lightning. Dark-purple is gravity, light-blue is ice, dark-blue is water, white is wind, and red is fire.

ADRIAN, an enthusiastic and outgoing student, starts to fidget with excitement.

HANIK

You are all here today because one or both of your parents are or have been Mentninjas. These powers have run in your families for many years, possibly since the beginning of time. It’s an honor to be part of this unique bloodline. Don’t take it lightly.

Adrian can’t hold in his excitement any longer.

ADRIAN

My mother was one of the best wind MentNinjas ever, wasn’t she Master Hanik?

Hanik becomes slightly nervous.

HANIK

Well, um, yes…

ADRIAN

That means I’ll be powerful too! I can’t wait ’til I get my ability! I’ll make her so proud…

JA’KAI, Hanik’s very serious son, becomes annoyed with Adrian.

JA’KAI

Silence! Master is trying to teach! You can’t just blurt anything out when you want!

HANIK

Actually, Ja’kai, Adrian brings up a good point.

JA’KAI

Huh?

HANIK

He mentioned power. Now some Mentninjas are stronger than others. Stronger MentNinjas have more difficult responsibilities. They travel more and fight more powerful enemies than the rest.

ADRIAN

Don’t worry Master, I’ll fight enemies, no matter how tough! I’ll do whatever it takes to protect this empire and our alleys!

JA’KAI

It’s “allies” you fool! Besides, I would’ve already defeated them by the time you show up.

HANIK

Now, Ja’kai, it’s not a competition…

JA’KAI

Exactly, I have no competition!

Hanik sighs.

BIRD SONG

HANIK

It appears that we have run out of time for today. Remember, the Sacrament is in a few days. We’ll gather in the Sacradome where you’ll receive your sworde and your abilities will be revealed.

The students cheer with excitement.

CUT TO:

EXT.ACADEMY-MENTNINJA EMPIRE-DAY

The children file out. Adrian runs towards Ja’kai.

ADRIAN

Hey, Ja’kai! Wait up!

Adrian catches up to him. Ja’kai pushes Adrian to the ground.

JA’KAI

I may have to be nice to you in class, but not anywhere else!

ADRIAN

But…

JA’KAI

But nothing! You’re cyanide to me!

Ja’kai walks away.

ADRIAN

I don’t even know what that means!

JASMINE, a compassionate and very skilled student who is also Ja’kai’s training partner, helps Adrian to his feet.

JASMINE

Are you alright?

ADRIAN

Yes, thanks. Why does Ja’kai hate me so much? I just want to be friends.

JASMINE

It’s not just you. He’s like that to everybody.

ADRIAN

Not you. He actually lets you talk to him. He just called my “cyanide.” I don’t know what it means, but I think it’s bad.

JASMINE

Cyanide is…

JA’KAI

Come on Jasmine! We’re wasting time!

JASMINE

Coming!

Jasmine addresses Adrian.

JASMINE

I have to go.

Jasmine runs toward Ja’kai.

JASMINE

Bye Adrian!

ADRIAN

(quietly)

See you tomorrow.

Adrian releases a heavy. Hanik walks up to him.

HANIK

Are you alright Adrian?

ADRIAN

I suppose.

HANIK

I’m not sure what to do with that boy. His passion and determination are second-to-none.

ADRIAN

Well, maybe I should give him some competition then.

HANIK

Now Adrian, I appreciate your…

EMPEROR RANTAL, the strict ruler of the MentNinja Empire, also known as SENSEI, approaches them.

HANIK

Emperor Rantal!

Hanik and Adrian both bow.

ADRIAN

Greetings Sensei!

The emperor ignores Adrian.

EMPEROR RANTAL

Hanik, Jason and I need to speak with you promptly.

ADRIAN

Master Jason is here?!

HANIK

Adrian, why don’t you go to the training arena? Don’t forget, you’ll officially be a MentNinja in a few days.

ADRIAN

How could I forget? ‘Til tomorrow! Bye Sensei!

Adrian runs toward the training arena while Hanik and the emperor make their way to the council building.

Jasmine finally catches up with Ja’kai.

JA’KAI

Why were you talking to him?

JASMINE

Who, Adrian? I was just trying to help him. You know, you should be nicer to people.

JA’KAI

I’ll do what I want. Adrian is weak. He will only deter our powers.

JASMINE

Deter?

JA’KAI

I don’t want you to talk to him again, ever!

Jasmine is silent.

JA’KAI

I mean it, Jasmine. Now hurry, we only have three hours to train.

Ja’kai runs toward the training arena. Jasmine lowers her head and lets out a sigh.

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