Welcome to Part 2 of “Andrea’s Multiverse”! Last time, I introduced TikTok/YouTube content creator Andrea So to you. This time, I’ll introduce the women in her multiverse, starting with fan faves Agent Red and The Faerie, and let you get to know the creator more.
Tracing her TikTok history, it’s clear how much Andrea’s shorts have improved visually. But content-wise, she’s always been creative. She is a storyteller, after all, putting her ideas into writing for years. These days, however, she puts them out there through social media. This has proved to be one of the best decisions in her life.
Andrea is never a mere copycat. She may participate in trends and challenges, but be prepared for some twists or surprises once in a while. For instance:
It’s a trend that has got even confident men cross-dressing into five women. It’s a ‘90s song where a kiss-and-tell guy spills about the girl he met the night before. Personally, knowing where the naughty song leads to, I wasn’t thrilled about the trend, but that’s TikTok. There is the limited length allowed, fortunately, so it stays wholesome. In general.
Unlike most creators, Andrea didn’t really need a guy to be in the vid. She didn’t have to pretend to be one either to tell the story. Instead, in her POV, Andrew calls a nerdy girl to talk “about last night” and recount things. Distracted by the book she is reading, she answers without checking who it is. She then wonders about what he means but it soon dawns on her what happened. You can see the instant regret on her face. Andrew mentions meeting five pretty girls at a party or club. One girl caught his attention in particular: Ana. The song gets cut off there, thank goodness.
What makes this entry extra special are the women Andrew is introduced to. Fans are tickled pink to see The Faerie (“pretty girly” in the song), Agent Red (Ana), The Princess (Karen), The Pirate King’s Daughter (Tanya), and The Mafia Boss’s Daughter (Jill). Remember this from last time?
It is a real treat for fans who adore Andrea’s characters to see them all in one video. It is always fun seeing the ladies from the multiverse come together as friends. You don’t know how, when or why it happened, but they just are, and fans love it.
Of course, any group has its most popular member. It is clear who the biggest fan favorite is (and the creator’s, too). Recall: Who is it that Andrew picks again? Ana. In the multiverse, Agent Red. Andrea chose her, not surprisingly. By the way, if you have not realized it yet, the nerdy girl Andrew calls is none other than Red who has a vague recollection of what happened the night before. (I suppose that’s because she doesn’t really drink so she got drunk easily. She probably doesn’t even remember giving a civilian her number. Well, that’s my interpretation of it, at least.)
Code Name: Agent Red
Tell me you’re a bad*ss without telling me you’re a bad*ss.
“Red” is her rank or skill set level, not her dress code. It means that Agent Red is the best in the field, the deadliest. So don’t expect her to wear red on a regular basis. An agent needs to be inconspicuous. How about the skills of other agents, though, like her partner, Agent Black? Black is also an expert, yet even he says that she is the best. We’ll leave it to Andrea to explain one day.
Agent Red was Andrea’s original concept that blew up online, which she did not exactly expect. People welcomed her female agent who is like the heroines in action and espionage movies—strong, independent, smart, and skilled fighting machines. Agent Red became so popular that TikTok soon began showing some other creators make their own agents in their POVs, often including her own clips.
Every great secret agent needs a backstory, though. What is hers?
I’m glad Andrea, the creator, got that covered. I would like another backstory to that backstory, however. It makes me wonder what she was exactly before becoming a secret agent. Meanwhile, the character “Andrea” (the default name for every character), who was Agent 203, rose so fast in rank. Her drive and perseverance in training put her on top that she quickly earned the code “Agent Red”.
Red is a woman of serious demeanor. She doesn’t smile much except to be polite, lure in targets, or assure one’s safety, or when she proves a point to misogynists in the training room. Men admire her and are intimidated by her at the same time. She exudes that inexplicable and mysterious aura. She can out-perform any agent of whatever gender both in training or out in the field. She can knock one out with a single blow or shoot with deadly precision. She never misses, Agent Black says.
Agent Red is not inclined to do silly things like dance in a social gathering unless to distract a target during a mission. She does love to dance when she’s had one drink too many (because she doesn’t really drink), or when she thinks she’s alone in a room, or when she secretly entertains a little kid they are babysitting after a successful rescue.
At home, she changes back to her old self: a nerd who enjoys a quiet and peaceful time reading a book.
Red seems cold and distant to many. She does not have time for a love life, it seems. She already spends much of her time with the person she secretly loves, anyway. Agent Black is THAT GUY, and the feeling is mutual. He may keep teasing and annoying her, but Agent Black knows and loves the real her. He’ll go through hell and high waters to save her!
Oh, but they’re not in a relationship. They keep things professional despite the ever-constant sexual tension between them. Still, not one of them dares to acknowledge what it really is. They can’t even admit it to themselves!
He cracks a flirty joke sometimes that she either ignores or gets annoyed at. He can’t fight it. He can get so confused when she gives him the sultry look and subtle wink when she dances (probably to get back at him). He gets as distracted as the target! Ironically, it was him who taught her to stare seductively and wink while dancing, having had a somewhat first-hand experience of her effect. (She was drunk and dancing on the floor one time.)
He gets even more distracted when she is so near. What Agent Black doesn’t know, however, is she gets the same way, too, with him. She’s just better at hiding it. She does get flustered unexpectedly at times.
There are various times she’s gotten jealous of fellow female agents over him. She will never admit it, of course. Red makes sure she gets his attention back.
Obviously, theirs is a slow burn romance, the kind of romance Andrea loves to read, watch, and write about. So far, this below must be the most romantic Red and Black scene yet (at least, the closest I’ve seen Red admit that she likes Black very much):
[Ed. The Instagram video could be embedded but it takes A LOT of space and is not playable. The dialogues are important but the words may be hard to read due to the size. So I created a “new” vid that we could embed here, play immediately, and read properly. It’s unlisted on my channel and you can only view it here and/or if I actually provide you the link.]
It’s funny that viewers know there is no actual person behind the camera, yet they still ship agents Red and Black so hard. Fans are curious, is there someone actually playing Agent Black? There is.
Andrea’s friend Edge Tuico beat others to it. Others could use the Agent Black name and character, too. I’ve seen some, even women who aren’t necessarily Red’s love interest (for instance, Kimmy Xie whose acting in various POVs I really like). Being first makes you the OG, however, right? Also, Andrea acknowledges and calls him Agent Black multiple times. She says this in her streams, too.
(Agent Black got the sultry staring and winking idea from a drunk Agent Red herself. See the vid below. And she remembers none of it…Okay, Andrea never said this, but how’s that for continuity? Heee… *winks a la Red but fails, miserably*)
Edge has his own Black POVs where he may or may not be an agent, that may or may not include Red, who may or may not be an agent as well. Andrea and Edge have done various Duets before the one below. Personally, I wish for an actual collaboration where both agents are in the same place, on the same frame, at the same time..
Take note that it’s a multiverse where other things can happen. In one series, Agent Red falls for the prince she is protecting. You just saw her save him from the rebels earlier. In the world of POVs, expect and explore other possibilities.
Red looks different in the backstory and earlier videos. Back then, the character hardly wore makeup. I think adding the red lipstick was a very good idea. A hero(ine) needs to have something distinctive about him/her. Since the clothes have nothing to do with the name, the red lipstick was indeed the next best thing. The look at left is what people have now accepted as their Agent Red.
The Faerie Magic
You’d think that it would be the Mafia Boss’s Daughter (MBD), The Pirate King’s Daughter (PKD), or The Princess. But no. It is The Faerie that now rivals Agent Red’s top spot as fan favorite. Her innocent yet bubbly personality might topple Red’s position one day. Why not? She’s so adorable! Everytime she comes out, it’s like you can hear people in the comments say a collective “Aaawww….” It’s like watching cats and dogs videos. I mean, just look here!
So adorbs, right?!!
She’s a character that is so well-put together. The costume is perfect especially with the pointy ears that she didn’t have yet in the old videos. Her wide-eyed innocence is there when she’s curious, interested, surprised, excited, even when she seems to be hiding a secret. The eyes “disappear” the moment she smiles from ear to ear. That smile melts hearts, too. Seldom a post that does not have people commenting on it.
Obviously, Faerie is a fun character with quite a personality. She is always curious and in awe, naughty and mischievous, playful and a bit stubborn. She is like a child trying to experience the world. She likes food a lot and has been known to taste nice-smelling, inedible things even when you say don’t. And, boy, does she love to dance! Several times, she stole Red’s phone to record herself doing dance trends. Faerie is now happy with her own phone that, I suppose, Red handed down or provided. She still steals Red’s phone once in a while. I am inclined to think it has a better camera.
Given her personality, what makes her qualified to join Red, MBD, PKD, and the Princess in the list of empowered women? For one, The Faerie does make up her own mind. She listens only to trusted friends, though it doesn’t mean she will simply follow their advice. She is not easily fooled when it matters.
One does not have to be a bad*ss to be empowered.
When the character was first introduced, she looked more human, wearing either white or black, no visible pointy ears. Faerie behaved like an adult, good and kind, yet prone to make bad decisions once in a while. She did not take kindly to being made a fool and made sure the lesson was learned well. She seemed like a force to deal with.
I’m not sure if the big change in Faerie was a conscious decision on Andrea’s part. Perhaps things naturally went that way as she found the child-like character fun to do and the audience loved it. She’s always admitted being partial to Red and Faerie. And so have her audience in general.
In the multiverse, Faerie’s happy personality has endeared her to friends. It’s a wonder that they are even her friends considering their backgrounds–the Mafia, pirates, royalty. It is quite evident, though, that Agent Red is her BFF. The tough agent certainly has a soft spot for the faery. She treats Faerie not just as a bestfriend but as a beloved little sister to guide and protect. Cases in point:
2. When the faerie doesn’t stop crying, only Red can make her and cheer her up. The agent is good with kids despite the outside persona that she shows and, well, Faerie is still like a kid in many ways. And she still wants that ice cream.
5. Faerie is the biggest RNB shipper! (I call the Red and Black ship RNB, okay?) She teases her bestie constantly about it. Red practically lets her as long as she doesn’t tell anyone.
[Ed. UPDATE (September 2022): You might wanna see THIS. The Faerie asks Agent Red to hold her drink and asks Agent Black for something else. Ooh, the way Red pulls her aside….Faerie, you li’l devil. That was perfect. Love you! RNB Forever!]
[Ed. UPDATE (October 2022): Is the RNB ship about to set sail??!!! Red slipped as well, but saved by Chris Evans. She should also stop touching alcohol that she can’t handle. And (November 2022) Agent Black should tell her what he feels instead of telling his buddies! People keep urging Andrea to make a series of the RNB love story, but she refuses. I agree that it’s more exciting her way. Once she makes it a series, it’s gonna have an ending after only a few vids. I feel like that will diminish the “kilig” or thrill factor in the RNB POVs that will follow….I might keep editing this page to give updates on where the ship is heading.]
6. Red is quick to laugh and smile at Faerie’s cuteness and antics. And we know Red, she guards her feelings well.
7. Faerie is the only one who can easily ask a reluctant Red to dance to trends with her. Red pretends to enjoy it only when she’s looking. Even Agent Black can’t force Red that easily. Well, except for that li’l dance one time at a party — she was so cute!
8. The Ultimate Proof? Red doesn’t have to know the details that leads to Faerie crying (Faerie’s especially sensitive about her ears, though). If you make Faerie cry, you will pay, dearly…RUUUNNN!!!
Friendship goals! And we can expect more from this duo in the coming months.
Meanwhile, how about some cute Agent Red and Faerie bloopers? Oh, and a surprise “live” performance, too! *winky-winky*