Princess Invidia-The story behind her mother
By: Ami Meitsu
Anyone who has watched the English version of Star Blazers, (which is what I go by during writing) should know that during the dubbing of the series, Invidia's role was changed from that of Zordar's mistress (which I find creepy), to his daughter. But, despite knowing this, I still follow the English version. And, in doing so, I began to wonder "if Zordar is her father, then what happened to her mother?" and "why is he, (like most Cometines,) green while she was made Caucasian?"
This led me to come up with a long back-story of both Zordar and Invidia's pasts, including the role of her mother, a woman named Sabera Marie…
The story is that Sabera met Zordar in high school, which, I'll admit seems quite unusual, considering Zordar's status on the Comet; however this is explained by his desire to want to attend a real school and not a nobility academy. Anyway, they were assigned to do a project together for about a month, and in doing so, learned several things about each other they would have never known, as they did not speak with each other in school. The closeness brought them together on the last night of the project, and then, they kissed for the first time. Though embarrassing, it made them both realize that they had feelings for each other, and had since early into the assignment. They then kept their relationship quiet for a bit until finally working up the courage to tell their parents, who, amazingly enough, approved…though, their reactions were mixed.
Zordar's parents, more so, his mother was ecstatic. She had been setting him up with women for years with no results, so to have him willingly in love was something big for her. Sabera's parents were beyond relived, she had not shown much interest in boys and her mother feared that she would be rejected once the men knew that she wasn't as always as well as she seemed.
You see, growing up Sabera had health problems that were never really made clear by her doctors. The few that were diagnosable were her asthma attacks, which were caused by weak bronchial tubes, and her food allergies, the most severe being raspberries. These problems never stopped her though, and she went on with live as normally as she could, beyond relived when Zordar revealed that he wasn't scared of nor creeped out by her issues. In fact, he helped take care of her! This trust bonded them further, and realizing he just couldn't live without her, Zordar proposed during their last year of college. Sabera, of course, accepted and they were married in less than a year.
And, a year or so later, Sabera found out that she was going to have a child. This did not sit well with Zordar or her parents of due to her health. But, after seeing her love for and determination to have the child, they came to support the decision and in January 2184, Sabera gave birth to Invidia, whom she named. However, just a few months after Invidia was born Sabera's health began to decline even further, partly because of the birth, but, mostly because her problems had finally caught up to her.
On the outside she seemed healthy, often playing off her problems as a cold, or lack of sleep. However, they could no longer be hidden when she collapsed during a speech on a diplomatic mission about five and a half months after Invidia's birth. She then spent the next month in the hospital, and while things seemed to be getting better at first, it soon got worse and after a month in the hospital, she passed away, leaving Invidia alone and Zordar in shock.
(Illustration: “Elegance” (Lady Sabera) Copyright © 2010 by Ami Meitsu)
It was so much of a shock that even being with Invidia hurt Zordar, so he left her in the care of generals Bleak and Dyre, and later, Sabera's parents for a week or so while setting up the funeral processions. And, after the funeral Zordar had a shrine set up to honor Sabera, and, realizing she'd want him to go on he took Invidia back under his wing and raised her alone.
Due to this, her relationship with her father is often elaborated on in my writing. It is set as such so that she seems passive and mean around others, including Zordar, in public but she's actually quite loveable. And while Zordar himself seems like nothing but a power-hungry mad man out for conquest he has a soft spot for Invidia and has been and will always be there for her. Despite this relationship though, I figured that her mistakes in the second series may have worn out Zordar's patience with her, and that, combined with his liking for Desslok, made things tense up until the point where everything almost fell apart. However, they did reconcile later and things went back to semi-normal for awhile. Not returning to normal status until years after their trials on Earth.
However, not all parts of this story have a happy ending. An old plotline of mine introduced General Turpis, a man hidden in the shadows who had always been secretly in love with Sabera and anxiously awaited the day she'd leave Zordar. When it was apparent that this was not going to occur, it frustrated him, but he kept up hope until Sabera's death, which seemed harder on him than Zordar. Though, that fact was due to his playing off grief as anger, and needing someone to blame, he blamed Invidia, since it was apparent that Sabera was stressed after her birth. He had never liked her, and this accusation made it worse, up to the point where he started hitting her, at only age four. He deemed her a 'monster', a 'demon' and even a 'devil' telling her to go to hell and never come back. He was one of few people who knew how to make her break down and cry and loved to see Invidia in pain. Fortunately, he had disappeared on a mission years before the current storyline. He did however, return, but was sent off by Arty and was never seen again…
When Trelania saved Zordar and Invidia in my universe, she also saved everything that they had with them, including a trunk full of Sabera's memory items, which held clothes, jewelry, and all of the family albums Zordar had kept on hand. The only thing that was not recovered was her body. It, along with her shrine was destroyed when the Argo defeated the Comet Empire. But, always wanting to remember her, Zordar and Invidia, with permission from the government and another shrine, got permission to set up a memorial site for her so that they'd always have a chance to visit and talk with her…
SHORTS RE: INVIDIA:
Some short stories regarding Invidia are given below for you to enjoy. Hope you like them!
Turpis Returns! Invidia’s Worst Nightmare! To read this short CLICK HERE
Teardrops and Blood To read this short CLICK HERE
Arty’s Revenge! Turpis Meets His Match! To read this short CLICK HERE
The Novel Picture! To read this short CLICK HERE
Invidia’s Favor! To read this short CLICK HERE
FEVER DREAMS (Part One) To read this short CLICK HERE
FEVER DREAMS (Part Two) To read this short CLICK HERE
Invidia’s Tears of Rejection To read this short CLICK HERE
The woman called Mariko! Invidia’s true feelings show! To read this short CLICK HERE
Arty’s Break! Invidia Formulates Theories! To read this short CLICK HERE
Hope Springs Eternal To read this short CLICK HERE
Invidia’s Loneliness! To read this short CLICK HERE
Akira’s Discovery and Astra’s Art! To read this short CLICK HERE
Painted Princess! Invidia’s Flashback! To read this short CLICK HERE
Rossana’s Attack! Invidia’s Never-Ending Fight! To read this short CLICK HERE
Akira’s Favor, The Ferret Trouble To read this short CLICK HERE
A Prince and a Father To read this short CLICK HERE
A Vacation to Remember To read this short CLICK HERE
Ice Princess To read this short CLICK HERE
The Trouble With Teachers To read this short CLICK HERE
Arty’s Proposal (Part One of Four) To read this short CLICK HERE
Planning (Part Two of Four) To read this short CLICK HERE
Surprises (Part Three of Four) To read this short CLICK HERE
Wedding Day (And Night) (Part Four of Four) To read this short CLICK HERE
Holiday Dreams (A Christmas Special for 2008) To read this short CLICK HERE
Invidia’s Lonely Vacation To read this short CLICK HERE
Island Princess To read this short CLICK HERE
Shamura’s Return! To read this short CLICK HERE
Sabera’s Dinner Plan! To read this short CLICK HERE
Shamura’s Wedding Bells To read this short CLICK HERE
Moving In To read this short CLICK HERE
Chocolate Roses To read this short CLICK HERE
Rain To read this short CLICK HERE
Renewal To read this short CLICK HERE
The Love of a Father To read this short CLICK HERE
Princess in Need To read this short CLICK HERE
Traveling Companions (1 of 2) To read this short CLICK HERE
Unexpected Guests (2 of 2) To read this short CLICK HERE
Lonely Holiday To read this short CLICK HERE
Ribbons of Love To read this short CLICK HERE (Note: This tale comes right before Yamato 5)
Royal Recovery To read this short CLICK HERE (Note: This tale is a sequel to The Love of a Father, about Invidia in the Hospital)
Princess’ First Christmas To read this short CLICK HERE
Meet Monica (Invidia makes a special little friend…) To read this short CLICK HERE
Left Behind (Invidia has some problems to deal with….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Drops of Romance (Invidia and Arty have a wonderful reunion after some time occupied by too much work….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Summer Serenade (Invidia and Arty head off to enjoy Summer Festival….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Conflicting Arrangements (Invidia helps Shamura plan her wedding….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Babysitting Blues (Invidia has to care for Homer and Wendy’s baby daughter for a few days….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Date Night (A story written by request for Freddo starring Derek and Nova Wildstar out on a magical night partly set up by Invidia….) To read this short CLICK HERE
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Sparkling Festivities (A story written for Christmas 2010 for the site….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Pageant Princess (Princess Invidia enters the Beauty Pageant world and surprises everyone….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Melting Chocolate (Princess Invidia celebrates Valentine’s Day 2203 with Arty and learns of Valentine’s Day Chocolate….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Tender Love And Care (Princess Invidia is ill; Arty and Zordar spend some time taking care of her….) To read this short CLICK HERE
Disney Princess Invidia NEW! (Princess Invidia, as a favor, ends up playing Disney Princess Ariel at a party; with Derek as her Prince Eric!) To read this short CLICK HERE
Avventura Di Amore NEW! (Arty and the Princess take a trip to Italy as part of a fashion assignment for the magazine Invidia works for ) To read this short CLICK HERE