Original fiction idea I'll likely never write but is cool:
The story/series would be titled "Green Magic".
This hypothetical series follows the adventures of a teenaged (14-ish) girl who gets admitted to a magic school, similar to "Harry Potter" or "Little Witch Academia".
In the "Green Magic" universe, magic is divided into six "schools", each revolving around a certain emotinal state.
Magic users wield their powers by tapping into these feelings inside themselves and others, and someone's tendency towards one state of mind decides which school of magic they may get into and if they are talented with magic (and thus whether they get "scouted").
Much of the show is devoted to the mystery of the meaning of Green Magic. GM is not fully understood but generally it could be defined as thinking with your own head, being calculating, responsible, not getting swayed by your own feelings or resentments, harmony. This is the lesson that the series is ultimately supposed to teach kids; but hopefully it also lets them explore all the important emotions and lead them to be better with people along the way.
The six (seven) great schools in the show are:
Orange (White) — excitemend and surprise
Pink/Purple — love and happiness
Green — ? (boredom, calmness, indifference)
Blue — sadness
Yellow — fear
Red — anger
(+Brown — disgust)
Every school's spells and instinctive (weaker) effects are related to the emotion it represents. For example, red is generally destructive; reds tend to lash out and blow up stuff when frustrated even if they do not intend it.
50 years before the series, the colors were split into two factions who were at war with each other: a Blue/Red/Yellow group of "dark mages" and a Orange/Pink/Green "light" coalition led by the Oranges.
In the end the "lights" won; the Oranges renamed themselves Whites and founded a school where young students of all of the six colors could gather and be taught about peaceful coexistence.
The group of friends who serve as heroes consists of 4 characters (with the eventual addition of a 5th); plus two others at the school (one side character and one antagonist) who could also be thought as protagonists.
The cast are:
- The protagonist:
Our heroine who enters from the human world with no previous background in magic.
She is excited and interested in ever little thing, fangirling over various stuff and quoting "muggle" shows, but she is also frequently worried by her inexperience and her suspicion that her lack of strong emotions (that put her in the Green group) could be a sign of her lack of real talent with magic.
She also doesn't know what to think of her destined magic type (Green) which is frequently treated as boring and ineffectual.
Emotions associated with Green:
satisfaction, kindness, softness, tenderness,
intimacy, sympathy, warm-heartedness, calmness, intelligence
Her three friends are:
- The white one:
If it wasn't for Green Girl, s/he could be the star of the show. A person who's got "hero" practically written on his/her forehead (but then so do most other Whites).
White is the color of excitement and surprise.
Its users are brave warriors, fearless natural leaders, successful promoters of shocking new ideas, but have a tendency to and sometimes act unpredictably.
excited, surprising, energetic, bouncy,
nervous, perky, estatic, brave, curious, hyperactive, inattentive, optimistic, heroic
- The pink one:
After White, Pink is the most respected and influental color. The color of happiness and love, its users are passionate and devoted in anything they do. Pink takes Green under her wings as soon as they and supports her in anything she does from then on like a good friend, even if her constant attention and lack of privacy can be trying.
Pink is both an organizer of parties and an avid love guru with a lot of dating experience and many serious boyfriends during the course of the show.
If you want to picture this girl, imagine if Rarity was doing Pinkie's job.
friendly, outgoing, happy, caring, loving, passionate, helpful, clingy
She is our token emotionless girl.
Blue is one of those colors that was until recently "bad", but whose practioners went from black robed soul-stealing zombie-raisers who fed on people's grief to being goody-two-shoe psychiatrist, pet center volunteers and social workers, and are now seen as mopey/sappy emo weaklings.
She does not seem to mind the stigma, but she occassionally turns the "dark and creepy" on — a casual reminder to everyone what she could be if they made her angry.
(She is basically Maud Pie.)
mopey, pensieve, introverted, grieving,
realistic, straight, honest
The Red house are the antagonists in season 1, basically bullies.
Hot-headed (and "hot" :p) idiot. He's well-meaning, but often becomes a slave to his own aggressive impulses.
He starts out as very antagonistic towards the characters, and continues to serve as an antagonist even later on, but the girl and the audience should warm up to him because of his frequent apologies and occiassional attempts at selfless and brave actions to make up for his mistakes.
It is possible that one of the protagonists would even eventually develop a crush on him.
Red girls: "those three girls"; the bullies. They are genuinely evil.
Yellow boy: A dorky kid and a friend of the characters who's often the target of the reds. A cowar who's afraid of everything, but a good source of information on just about anything.
mild-mannered, tense, nervous, panic prone, clumsy, grateful, lacking self-confidence, embarassed, try-hard
Mimosa is a side character introduced later in her own "episode" who serves as a supporting character before eventually joins the main cast in the last season.
Mimosa lives in the middle of a swamp and is trying to study the plants there to become a herbalist.
Her home is filled with frogs, insects, strange foods, rubbish and other things to be ready to "gross her out".
Often treated as an oddball with strange habits, all of these quirks actually have fairly good reasons.
Mimosa is the only known practicioner of Brown magic, which was once a hypothetical discipline but was abandoned very early on. Mimosa's dream was to discover a new type of magic, so she decided to move to her swamp and devote her younger years to this.
Brown magic tend to be disgusting in both source and effect.
Since her field of magic is still yet to be developed, many of her spells are experimental and have a tendency of going avry.
Even when she abandons her swamp to move in with the girls later (reluctant initially, ashamed of her lack of culture and intelligence), she always remains a bit of a "country bumpkin" and cloud cuckoo lander among them.
(You could think of her as the "Derpy" of the story.)
She does not mind being the only Brown practicioner knowing what happened historically to Yellow or Red — she fears that if Brown (disgust) was a more developed field, it would naturally fall into the same mistakes Yellow and Red did.
The dark mages:
The group of antagonists and antagonists of season 2 as well as the first real "adult2 antagonists; a remnant of the old "dark mages", seeking to take the magical world back for their own kind.
The blue practicioner:
Wearing black instead of blue, she is a necromancer and a demonstration of the fearful power Blue magic had in the past.
The red practicioner:
"Everything changed when the fire nation attacked"
The yellow practicioner:
SHowing fear as a weapon. This silent male figure has the power to summon complex illusions that trap everyone in an endless Halloween nightmare.
A mysterious force that is set up to be the final villain/challenge of the piece, essentially a whirlwind of chaotic emotions and associated with things like depression, despair, bipolar disorder, scizophrenia, and similar mood disorders. It is caused by a person getting catastrophically overwhelmed by emotions they do not understand and the confusion & inability to control them. Set up as the final villain/challenge, the secret of protecting oneself against this force as well as possibly avoiding it to wield all of the colors of magic at once is hidden somewhere within Green Magic.