I had a sudden idea while contemplating a scene in my head.
A bit of explanation: After finally coming up with a Nathaniel 2.0 I was happy with by crossing my experimental Nathaniel with Andrion Praadeccoriam, I started to think of Nathaniel as Andrion's little brother, and even came up with a variation of his name, Nathanius Quaadron, to fit the role.
Then I put him in Riverview and ended up partnering him up with Don Lothario.
Prior to that, I'd already come up with a plot where Mortmer Goth and Bella Bachelor are avatars of Mareph and Khyilenna, though Mort is Khyi's avatar due to joke that Mim made about them swapping genders that Khyi went through with.
This was part of a plot where Mareph and Khyi get involved in their avatars' lives, and then Mareph ends up living with Mort for a while after Bella dies and can't be brought back by normal methods (see Sims 3 resurrections) while Khyi is trying to find out what is wrong.
What turns out to be wrong is that Demons tried to attack Khyi, but the genderswap actually managed to fool them, and they thought Bella was Khyi's avatar. The problem is whatever they did is still affecting Mareph, so Khyi is trying to fix that.
Meanwhile, Andrion finds out his baby brother is on the same Earth as Mort, living in Riverview, with a human boyfriend. Andri and Mareph go to see him, but while there Mareph detects the remaining traces of interdimensional travel, and faint traces of his own power and also demon power on Don. Between that and Don's reaction to Mareph's looks (hey, he and Mort are practically twins!) they decide to follow these traces back to Don's home dimension and find the version of Mortimer there (as well as reminders of Bella), who Khyi and Mareph hadn't intended to exist.
Mareph calls in Khyi, and they proceed to investigate these unauthorised alternates of their avatars, calling through the versions from Sunset Valley to merge temporarily with the Pleasantview versions (and also causing the P-view version to switch to the SV ones physically). All this happens in the presence of Nathaniel, a somewhat confused Don, a bitchy annoyed and confused Cassandra, and a confused and bemused Darren Dreamer (who's been dating Casssandra).
Turns out all the problems Khyi has been having fixing Bella has been because the enchantment using her as a conduit to drain Mareph has been linked to her P-view alternate's alien abduction and the magics that prevent her from being able to return home permanently.
So once Khyi manages to solve the problem, they all go out to spend an evening on the town, Orin, Brii, Mim, Tael, Tarlia, Nina and Jared turn up at the same club.
This isn't the problem.
The problem is the foursome of Carol/Jerry/Eric/Rachel. I'd decided that Nina is one of Rachel's incarnations, but a current incarnation of Eric has not shown up yet.
I got an idea of making Nathaniel be Eric.
Now the first problem is I am quite happy with him being with Don - I like the idea of Don settling down and mending his Casanova ways due to True Love. I don't want to go pull the proverbial rug out from under that.
The second issue is that if I went this way, it'd mean Eric has always been a lot more powerful than anyone knew, and has had his memories buried just as deeply as Karnimyia and Cahdrisian did, only I think Nathaniel would have done it to himself, because he's older than both of them - he's older than Mareph!
The problem is that despite these problems, I am still very tempted to go with it. Maybe Nathaniel is keeping things on the down low, because he does love Don, but he knows underneath that he's only got Don for a short time, while he'll always have Cahdri, Karnyi and Rach.
ETA: More Sims-induced crazy with this mess - Rach may or may not be Andrion and Nathanius's baby sister.
I made up a Quaadron family. Mother and Father Quaadron, wanker older brother, the Andri Nathan and... well I forget the name I put on her but she's an Exchange sim I named Caitie. She came with the surname Hartwood, not that in this context it applies (Caitie Hartwood could be an avatar though).
An idle theory for how she ended up as Rachel goes a little something like this:
[Caitie] was more like Andrion and Nathanius in that she was a bit of a rebel against the family, but she wasn't brave enough to walk out like her brothers did. She did go wandering every so often, to get away from the family, and while out one time, she found a piece of the Nexus doomsday weapon, and accidentally absorbed it (she didn't know what it was either). The piece sent her powers out of control throwing her across Reality and sending her into... a kind-of fugue state. Somewhere along the way her dormant spirit crossed paths with Karnyimyia and fused, getting buried deep in Karnyi.
They didn't start to divide again until the lifetime of Caroline Task, and her accident with her soul crystal.
From that point on she's been living as Rachel, thinking she only has reincarnations because she's a fragment of Karnyi.
At some unknown point of her ongoing reincarnating, she ends up gravitating to [...] Donovan, who is carrier to another piece of the weapon, [Caitie]'s piece however shifted to [her mother] before she was born as Nina. The combined section of the weapon now carried by [her mother] subtly drew in it's final piece, being carried by [Tarlia's bio father]*, giving rise to Tarlia, the living manifestation of the complete activated weapon.
* (Tarlia isn't the Morganstein of the two sisters, Nina's the Morganstein of the Donovan girls. I think Tarlia's father was a totally random office affair.)
Somewhere in the background Nina has not only gained access to her past life memories, finding out she used to be Rachel, but also gained access to [Caitie] as well.
Somewhere in the near future there is a meeting of the full Praadera Council called, where a recovered Briieth makes her first appearance since the fall of the Lock. [Caitie] appears, accompanying her eldest brother. Nathaniel catches her during a reccess and draggs her to a side room where Karnyi and Cahdrisian are waiting and there's a huge blow up because Nathanius Quaadron has just realised he's soulbond to his baby sister and the four of them need to come to terms with this. (And before they let Andrion know that his daughter is in a poly relationship with both her uncle and aunt.)
ETA 15/3/13: Quaadron names have finally been dug out:
Father - Koldren
Mother - Iphignia
Eldest Brother - Malcom
Little Sister - Katarina
Offhand, Koldren works fine. Iphignia needs to be replaced. Malcom already tentatively has Malacus. Katarina... not sure, but may be something like Kataryia.