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The Infinites:AND BEYOND - Comedy, Supers, Space -(OOC/Open)

Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:32 am

With thanks to The First Galactic Republic for the concept, for certain characters, the first thread, much of the wording on this post, and for granting me permission to take over...


THE INFINITES!: AND BEYOND! - OOC



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The IC page for the arc, THE INFINITES - AND BEYOND. Where all the action is happening.

(Oh. And, if for some reason you were wanting to see hilarity and funny stuff of previous arcs of the Infinites, check them out HERE with the ORIGINAL GO-ROUND, and HERE for the former arc, The Infinites: The Lamest Heroes)

Our previous arc, The Infinites: The Lamest Heroes received this award!

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The world of the Infinites is full of excitement and danger. Costumed supervillains wielding great and terrible power run rampant. Crime continues to plague society. Rising to face these dangers are the Infinites. A national organization of superheroes who have vowed to use their superhuman powers for truth, justice, and the American way, the Infinites fight for the common man. They have saved the day countless times from all kinds of evils. The Infinites are real life superheroes. This story is about their adventures... sort of...

Originally the Infinites fought evil across the entire country, but soon it became clear that it was simply too big for them to cover. Thus new superhero recruits went on to form the West Coast Infinites. Before long numerous superhero groups were formed to protect the country, the Midwest Infinites, the Pacific Northwest Infinites, the Canadian Infinites, the Quebec Infinites, the Texas Infinites, the Southern Infinites...

Meet the heroes of our story, the Minnesota Infinites. The ninth or tenth greatest team of superheroes in the country. They may not be A-listers, or B-listers, or even C-listers, but they still have days of saving the country. So long as the other superheroes are all busy. They may not get good press, or any press, and they may not have their own line of action figures or corporate sponsorships, but they are heroes who truly care about justice. Mostly. Probably...

Welcome to the Infinites, a superhero RP that is more of a comedic slice of life RP than an action story for superheroes. Players are members of the illustrious Minnesota Infinites, based in the town of Orient, Minnesota, population 2,000. Now that you're a member there's not much of a point hiding it. You're not here because you're the best and brightest. The Slipstreams and Nightshades and Atomic Avengers of the world don't end up with the Minnesota Infinites. You're not getting a comic book based on you. You don't get to be on Oprah, or even The View. No dying child wishes to see you. None the less you're here anyways. Why? Because you care about justice? Because you want to be transferred to an Infinites group with career opportunities? Because your powers are too nightmarish for the public? Because you're a genuine screw up? No matter what you're here now, and it's your job to protect the innocent people of Minnesota from evil. Because you know, every villain wants to take over Minnesota.

This RP is a farcical and comedic setting. It largely parodies more serious superhero works, and of course features characters more silly than what you'd see in most comics. In other words this is a far cry from Dark Knight or Watchmen. Still there's room for character interaction and development. The desire to be respected and appreciated, and to have a chance to move up in life, is relatable to everyone. The plight of the tenth chair violinist. Of the first day intern. Of the friend who never gets to decide where the group goes. We all know what that's like to some extent. This story is about that feeling in superheroes. While all the cool Infinites get the big league villains and the alien invasions, you're stuck with the small town traffic incidents and the 'just-as-lame' super villains no one else wants to bother fighting. A story about the less famous characters of a superhero universe.

Do you want to move up in life? Do you want to save the day and have the country worship you? Do you want your own action figure? Your own Comic Book? Your own picture on a cereal box? Your own Nobel Peace Prize? Do you want to be the hero of the story? Well everyone has to start somewhere right? Of course there's genuine evil in this otherwise colorful setting. Maybe, just maybe, the world will have to turn to the Minnesota Infinites... you know if all the cool superheroes just up and leave or something.

FOR THIS ARC ONLY - The Minnesota Infinites are GOING INTO SPACE! Keep that in mind with the kind of lame powers you can think of. What will the Infinites do in space? Bunches of things. Heroic things even. Maybe. Well, as heroic as these guys can get. Which isn't very heroic all the time, but they try.

Rules:
    1. Fun is mandatory. If fun is not being had than please report for reassignment.
    2. Bonuses for any time IC you can use a real superhero name from comics or movies, but not in referring to a person. (Ex. "That would be super, man.") Bonus points have absolutely zero value and cannot be traded in for better advantages.
    2 1/2. Bonuses also for any time you can skewer an existing space show or movie, and satirize it. Again, bonus points count for nothing. Kind of like the chances of the Cleveland Browns winning the Super Bowl.
    3. Comedic as this setting is, remember not to let things go past PG.
    4. No godmodding, cheating, or meta-gaming. You probably know the drill. However, due to the nature of this RP, this may be excused if the result is hilarious...
    5. Superheroes who fail to be memorable won't be remembered.
    6. Profanity is not welcome. You don't see it in the comics. It won't be here either. That also goes for things that appear like profanity, including substituting a "u" for a "v", or a "u" for a "oo". It doesn't fly here. However, if you must indicate that your character uses profanity, do it how the comics do. "@&*#!" is fine.
    7. This will be more of a railroad RP than a sandbox, but there will be some sandbox elements. A sandy railroad, perhaps... The first version left a lot of characters dangling on their own, which is what I think led to its demise. This one, we're going to be more in it together. We are a team... the greatest team of lame D-level superheroes the world has ever not really known.
    8. No characters will be welcome who are too powerful. If you want your character to be powerful, you need to join another superhero RP. This is only for the lamest of the lame.
    9. Characters from the former "Infinites" threads who want to re-apply sure can. Otherwise, just type in and say you're in, and keeping the character that was already sent in earlier. If you want to change your app, this is a fine time to do it. New characters and new players are always welcome.
    10. If you apply and get accepted, but then go inactive (defined as being whatever the OP thinks is inactive), UNLESS you go inactive with permission (e.g., holiday break away from the internet), your character will be confiscated and used, regardless if it's how you prefer or not. The character becomes either an NPC or is given to another active player. IN OTHER WORDS, if you like your character, stay active.


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Name:
Codename:
Age:
Sex:
Appearance:
Bio:
Powers:
RP sample:
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(Things in parentheses are OOC. The rest of this is IC. A form for your character to answer.)

Describe your abilities:
Why did you become a superhero:
What are your goals for the future:
(Why is this character with the Minnesota Infinites. In other words, why do they kind of suck?):
How would you describe your talents?:
(What about your character's talents make them a D-lister?)
What are your strengths?:
What are your weaknesses?:
(Any other flaws? Maladjusted personality? Social issues? Unmarketable aspects?):
Why should you if given the opportunity be allowed to advance in the Infinites?:
(Why does the press hate or ignore you?):
Code: Select all
Name:
Codename:
Age:
Sex:
Appearance:
Biography:
Powers:
RP sample:
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[i](Answer this as if you were speaking as your villain) - [/i]
Describe your abilities:
Why did you turn to crime:
Why did you further become a supervillain:
How do you feel about the Infinites:
What's your end goal:
You've captured the hero/heroine, what happens now:
Do you plan out your monologues or do they just sort of happen:
Let's hear a sample of your evil laugh (the noise you'd make when your plan is succeeding):
Let's hear a sample of your evil roar (the noise you make when your plan is failing):
Any lines you won't cross:
Would you prefer an archenemy, or would you rather just drift around from rogues gallery to rogues gallery:


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Again, if you missed the link for the IC page above where all the comedy is, you can find it here!


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STORY CHAPTERS


Chapters from The Infinites - And Beyond!

Chapter 1 - A New Challenge



(Chapters from The Infinites - The Lamest Heroes - the previous arc. Read just for fun, or to see what happened before...)
Chapter 1 - The Bomb Squad and Cattle Rustlers
Chapter 2 - Big fight down in Tech Warehouse super-center.
Chapter 3 - The Schemes of Mr. Big



(Chapters from The Infinites - And Beyond! The current arc)
Chapter 1 - A New Challenge
Chapter 2 - A Whole New Alien World


CAST


Accepted Active Player Characters (PCs)
PC Heroes:
  • (Hero - The Last Abode of Pando) Ed and Aesculapius Johnson no aka yet - Two heads are sometimes better than one. With an alien spork to boot.
  • (Hero - Zjaum) Auburn Lincoln aka Princess Goldilocks - 7'5, Bronzed skin and jet black hair. Also apparently has bladder problems
  • (Hero - The Last Abode of Pando) Steve aka Steeeeve. Not a person. Not even all that powerful compared to the other Minnesota Infinites. Steve is a living light, part of the Aurora Borealis. Everybody knows Steve. Plus, Steve glows in the dark!
  • (Hero - Assorted Saharan Outposts) Lilly Aberdeen aka Hypoxia - Going for the world record for how long she can hold her breath. Naturally, she ended up with the Minnesota Infinites.
  • (Hero - Assorted Saharan Outposts) Grunt #231 aka Grunt, or hey you - The stereotypical evil henchman who came to realize he was on the wrong side. May get shot first due to being a grunt, but can also get some helpful info from the NPC bad guys by looking like an evil henchman.
  • (Hero - Mysterious Lights Passing Overhead OR Valeclan) Abigail Olson aka Minnesota Girl - You'll be humming the Minnesota state song with pride, the more time you spend around this hero. You betcha, don'tcha know.


PC Active Villains (or Anti-Heroes)
  • (Villain - The Last Abode of Pando) Florida Man, many akas - The mild crime lord of Orient, Minnesota - based on real facts! As real as the newspapers get, anyways.
  • (Villain - Zjaum) Henry "Hot Air" Hinshaw aka "Blimp Man". Just your average, hero-turned-villain with hot or cold shoulders, who willingly lives in a hole. Oh. And finger-rockets, too!
  • (Villain - Whalestron) Nikoli Tesolav aka Commie Bear (at least that's what I call him). Thees ees Roossian teddy bear, weeth amazing arsaynal of fineest Sovieeet weapohns aneeewayhare.


Prominent Non-Player Characters
Prominent Non-Player Friends / Heroes (Friendly NPCS)
  • Ned Wimbly, aka Captain Calculator (power - can shoot an unlimited supply of any kind of calculators at like a normal throwing speed for an average non super person. Where do these calculators come from, you ask? From an alternate reality that is only occupied by calculators and calculator generators. He's never going to run out, in other words).
  • Coathangerman - No super powers. But he can thwack you with coathangers, and those really sting. Even the plastic ones.
  • The Teetotaler - (power - Tea Manipulation, mild. Teetotaler can take any amount of existing tea, and use it to form solid weapons. However, the size of the weapon is limited to the amount of tea that Teetotaler has access to. Teetotaler can also form other solid things from the tea, such as parking passes.)
  • Glitch- (powers: Uncontrollable Function Impairment, and controlled Stupidity Inducement with bungee-cord-rebound effect.)

Prominent Non-Player Villains (unfriendly NPCs)
  • Doctor Bureaucracy! - Wrapping people up in red tape and triplicate forms that need notarizing...
  • Diet Cola! When he gets angry, he fizzes.
  • Ulterior Motive Man! - The villains met to have their weekly meetings in the basement of his mom's house. Where he still lives.
  • Carlo 'Fat Lips' Linguine - A crime lord.
  • More to Come!

Prominent "We're not sure what category they go in yet" Non-Player Characters
  • Jerry - Recovering alcoholic. Meets in the Legion Hall room 1 Thursday night at 7 pm with the other Alcoholics Anonymous attendees. Passes on information from the bad guys to the Infinites.
  • Spasticus the Snarler - Alien who says he's a Courier to transport Earth's champions to an intergalactic battle-it-out competition. His ship is a Detroit-sized rickshaw pulled by a figure with robotic legs, and another glaring figure riding in it. It's name is "Squelch".

Inactive Player Characters (PCs)
Guys on this list have temporarily become tour guides. That's right. In other words, they're not paying much attention and have for whatever reason decided to not post in the epic of all epic comedy RPs. So, either their characters stay tour guides. Or their characters can be controlled with permission from the OP. Or maybe they just find themselves in unwanted situations. If you find that your character is on this list and it shouldn't be, there's an easy way around that. Post. People get put on this list only at the OP's whims, or if he thinks you haven't posted often enough.

(Hero - The Land of Golden Blobfish) "The PUN-isher" or "Donut-Guy[/b]"; (Hero - Iron Wolf Lithuania) Rega; (Hero - Ort) Quizling; (Hero - Inoroth) Prism; (Hero - The Central Shadow Nation) Fruit Bat; (Hero - The Central Shadow Nation) Country Crock; (Hero - Mirigli) Cinderella.; (Hero - Yatzatz) Furman; (Hero - Zanera) Pill-OW; (Hero - Aquias) Tinkerer; (Sidekick - Whalestron) Sarah Osborne, intern; (Hero - The Cyberiad Council) Auger; (Hero - Dragonarya) Fireworker; (Hero - Randomarya) Lizzie; (Hero - Barapam) Irina Borisova aka "Space Bear"; (Sidekick, perhaps - Barapam) Milnesium Tardigradum, or a simple lowly radioactive tardigrade / water bear.;

(Villain - Gaia Concordis) Jason Dolar; (Villain - Oznil Returns) Dr. Monologue; (Villain - What Has Been Lost) Tabletop; (Villain - Harkback Union) Herr Salz; (Villain - The Central Shadow Nation) Ugg; (Villain - Skylus) Mr. Pig; (Villain - NightWing) Pandemonium; (Villain - Skarten) Blank State; (Villain - Randomarya) Loudmouth; (Villain - Barapam) Hans Waltz no current akas; (Villain - Dahon) Jack Pickens aka Jake the Ripper; (Villain - Dragonarya) Kayla Delmor aka Ivy; (Henchman - Dragonarya) Plant. No akas.;

Dead Characters (PCs)
  • (Villain - Estlobies) Estlo Petrov aka Siorlo. Run in fear from the green-skinned, lightweight from another dimension who can make you 10% slower on your way to work. Also, will change those heaping quantities of bismuth you've been storing up into less desired healing quantities of palladium." Tragically killed by a thrown box from the Conveniently Placed Corporation's Conveniently Placed Cover.
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Superhero Name puns counter - (i.e., where a real comic book superhero's name is used in a way other than as a reference to that superhero)


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Postby The Last Abode of Pando » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:21 am

It looks the same as the other one...
He's banging two coconuts together!
Your sword is blowing glue! Let me try that again, your sword is glowing blue!
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:36 am

The Last Abode of Pando wrote:It looks the same as the other one...


With one big difference. Now it's not so overwhelming to those who wish to join. Plus, a lot of other things were cleaned up.

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Postby Zanera » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:15 am

wer duh peeplez at?

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Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:00 pm

Zanera wrote:wer duh peeplez at?


If you mean the cast list, I put only those people in who have applied, posted in the new arc, or in the OOC since the new arc took off. If others from the Lamest Heroes arc want back in, just post here and let me know and I'll update the cast list.
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Postby Zanera » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Talchyon wrote:
Zanera wrote:wer duh peeplez at?


If you mean the cast list, I put only those people in who have applied, posted in the new arc, or in the OOC since the new arc took off. If others from the Lamest Heroes arc want back in, just post here and let me know and I'll update the cast list.


I've barely seen anybody. They must all be vacationing in Bangladesh or something.

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Postby Utceforp » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Tag, just got to think of a character. Honestly I think writing comedic characters is harder than writing serious characters, either that or I'm actually just not that good at writing.
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:38 pm

Utceforp wrote:Tag, just got to think of a character. Honestly I think writing comedic characters is harder than writing serious characters, either that or I'm actually just not that good at writing.


If you need any suggestions, I can try to be of help. Thanks for tagging!

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Postby Zjaum » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Um... okay. This is a thing.
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:46 pm

Zjaum wrote:Um... okay. This is a thing.


Zjaum - Good to see you back. I've updated the cast list with your two characters on it again.
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Postby Talchyon » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:49 pm

Utceforp wrote:Tag, just got to think of a character. Honestly I think writing comedic characters is harder than writing serious characters, either that or I'm actually just not that good at writing.


I had an idea for a lame power a character could have, and it's your if you want it. "Freckle Manipulation" - Can move the freckles on their own body to spell out words or make simple pictures. And as an offensive ability, can make freckles on other people sting. Not enough to kill or even wound. But it would sure annoy...

Anyway, take it or leave it. It's yours if you want.
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Postby Talchyon » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:17 pm

Good news, guys. I've heard another player of ours is returning. Central Shadow Nation, who played Fruit Bat and Country Croc, will be joining us again. The gang is getting all back.
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Postby Shadowwell » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Will either make a formerly retired Condiment controlling villain who has come out of retirement due to teh sad state of restaurant condiments or a large cahracter built like the incredible hulk whose abilities are related to him, being smart and knowing things.
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Postby Talchyon » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:36 pm

Shadowwell wrote:Will either make a formerly retired Condiment controlling villain who has come out of retirement due to teh sad state of restaurant condiments or a large cahracter built like the incredible hulk whose abilities are related to him, being smart and knowing things.


You know. We have had a lot of food-related characters recently. Maybe the big hulking, intelligent guy would be the way to go here.
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Name: Terrence "Terry" Mayhew
Codename: Quizling
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Appearance: Terry's a slightly nondescript adult Caucasian American male; almost indiscernible from any other adult Caucasian American male in his early twenties. He's just shy of six foot and weighs just over one hundred and seventy-five pounds, has dark brown hair and brown eyes that can - in the right light - possess a greenish hue (probably his most unique physical characteristic), and doesn't dress in a particularly eye-catching fashion.
Bio: Born in 1995 to an unequivocally stereotypical redneck couple and raised in a trailer park just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry's upbringing left little to be desired. Despite this, Terry displayed his intellectual promise at an early age, although his parents didn't initially notice. Terry's seemingly unparalleled ability to memorise, understand and perfectly reciprocate or apply information or complex concepts began to show as he achieved continuously perfect test scores. This fact became evident to his parents who'd begun to acknowledge their son's existence and thus deign to actually read his report cards rather than merely casting a fleeting glance at the pieces of paper Terry had affixed to their refrigerator's door before throwing them in to the trash. Realising their son's potential, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to benefit themselves rather than nurture their child's intellect. Not wanting to displease his father and mother, Terry agreed to participate in a regional spelling bee. Despite his competitor's competence, Terry ultimately emerged victorious and, his parents having anticipated this, began competing in and inevitably winning several academic tournaments concerning various subjects: maths, history, geography etc. It wasn't long before word of Terry's success reached the ears of a television network executive who extended an invitation to the nascent genius to appear on a game show.

Naturally, Terry's apprehension about demonstrating his abilities before a live studio audience and anyone watching at home was assuaged by his parents reassuring comments and supportive attitude; although they'd only begun to convince their son to participate after receiving a sizable sum in exchange for their cooperation. Terry's appearance, although he'd begun nervously, became a smash-hit and garnered national media attention that focused primarily upon his age and adorableness and academic interest that focused primarily upon his innate memory and cognitive abilities. Terry's parents didn't particularly care about either, instead seeking to use their child's recently acquired fame to their financial advantage. Consequently, his mother and father made agreements and signed contracts confirming their son's appearance on and participation in game shows, national and international academic competitions, and to make cameo appearances on nationally syndicated television programs as Terry's celebrity status rose. A regional television news station had conveyed upon Terry the moniker "Quizling", a name that'd been adopted by almost all media outlets who'd apparently not recognised or otherwise been ignorant of the irony behind that particular sobriquet; although not Terry, who hadn't failed to notice the phonetic similarity between that and a certain individual's name (and didn't intend to point this fact out, especially after his parent's took a copyright out on "Quizling"). Even Terry had begun to appreciate his celebrity and had gradually become accustomed to a luxurious and hedonistic lifestyle. Unfortunately, as all who've achieved celebrity at a young age eventually realise, Terry's youth and subsequent adorableness couldn't last and his star began to dwindle and splutter: you can't be a child prodigy if you aren't a child.

Nevertheless, his parents clung to their unsustainable lifestyle and attempted to launch a restaurant chain to reinvigorate their ailing income. This venture didn't go as planned. Terry's parents had obviously themed their idea around their son's pseudonym and, in their ignorance, had simultaneously upset both the American Jewish Congress and another American restaurant chain: Quiznos. Having spent their remaining funds on their restaurant's construction and foreseeing at least two pending lawsuits, his parents opted to take flee America with what little money remained rather than languishing in debt and returning to their prior poverty-stricken lives. Penniless and consumed by anger, Terry begun a self-destructive spiral. Terry couldn't maintain any consistent employment and eventually ended up in police custody after being caught driving under the influence and fleeing, albeit unsuccessfully. To avoid a substantial prison sentence, Terry utilised his remaining celebrity connections to agree to a short stint in a minimum security institution and rehab followed by several months of community service. Apparently, an individual on Terry's assigned prison review board, having known about his talents decided that it'd be appropriate to have Terry perform his community service by having him serve on a superhero group. Unfortunately, no good superhero group would admit Terry into their ranks so he resigned himself to joining a lesser team, telling himself that it didn't matter as long as he could do his community service and return to normality.
Powers: Terry possesses an innate ability to retain any information imparted to him and consequently has a vast repository of knowledge that he can call upon as required. Unfortunately, while some parents may have utilised this gift to their child's academic advantage, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune by entering their prodigious son into several trivia-based game shows and competitions.
RP sample: This should suffice.



(Things in parentheses are OOC. The rest of this is IC. A form for your character to answer.)

Describe your abilities: "To phrase it idiomatically, I'll just cut to the chase: I'm a genius. Perhaps that's a touch too parochial - I possess a unique cognitive ability that allows me to acquire information and grasp concepts to later reciprocate nigh-exactly and apply accordingly."
Why did you become a superhero: "It's the easiest way to fulfill my court mandated community service - it's comparatively simpler and involves less physical exertion, at least on my behalf, to listen to a tight-wearing, sanctimonious moron give self-righteous speeches and then occasionally save a cat from a tree than it is to collect trash or serve slop at a homeless shelter; plus there's an opportunity for media exposure that can perhaps thrust me back into the public spotlight."
What are your goals for the future: "I don't bother to set goals since that generally requires outlining a means by which you intend to reach said goal and, despite my preternatural ability to predict outcomes, I'd ultimately succumb to the planning fallacy and allow my own optimism bias to forestall any judgement concerning future eventualities. Nevertheless, I'd like to fulfill my court mandated community service in a manner that doesn't require me to apply much effort."
(Why is this character with the Minnesota Infinites. In other words, why do they kind of suck?): Terry, or Quizling, isn't superhero material. It hasn't ever been his aspiration to become a costumed vigilante and fight crime, he doesn't particularly have any aspirations beyond completing his community service and returning to his former life. Although Terry's ability isn't wholly useless, he hasn't exactly utilised his talents to much effect throughout his life and, especially since his parents abandoned him after using his gift to their financial benefit, has come to resent his intellect (but he'd never tell anyone that).
How would you describe your talents?: "Isn't this question fundamentally the same as the first, you've just substituted abilities for talents? I suppose I'd better answer this regardless and I'll assume that by "talents" you mean, "anything else besides my supreme intellect," otherwise you'll probably want to reconsider your application's questions and perhaps your entire outlook on life, the universe, and everything. Anything I'd consider a talent that isn't necessarily directly related to my intelligence is as follows: I'm adept at origami, I've self-published a moderately successful series of erotica that's also an allegorical criticism of fascism, and I can speak most languages although I've never really been able to roll my 'Rs' so my pronunciation isn't always perfect (this one's probably a by-product of my ability but I'd thought I'd clarify)."
(What about your character's talents make them a D-lister?) I wouldn't say it's my character's talents or ability that makes them a D-lister, instead it's Terry's personality and unambitious nature.
What are your strengths?: "Hasn't anybody realised that this application requires amending? Is there a significant semantic distinction between abilities, talents, and strengths that I've somehow not been informed? I suppose I'd best answer this regardless.
What are your weaknesses?: "Finally, an actually different question. I'm not a team player, that's not to say that I fundamentally despise cooperation but I function better alone. I've generally found that most people linger too far behind and it's generally easier to work on a task by myself than explain each step to others who aren't as intellectually prepossessed. Nevertheless, I'm prepared to tolerate such questions to fulfill my judicially appointed obligation."
(Any other flaws? Maladjusted personality? Social issues? Unmarketable aspects?): Terry's arrogant, abrasive, and possesses psychopathic tendencies; caring little about human life.
Why should you if given the opportunity be allowed to advance in the Infinites?: "Don't give me an opportunity; I don't seek advancement because I'm aware that it would require more effort on my behalf, effort that could be better expended on meaningful tasks that aren't simply self-aggrandizing exercises in futility."
(Why does the press hate or ignore you?): I believe I've essentially answered this in my character's biography but, in summary, he's a washed-up child celebrity who's been in some legal trouble and can't catch a break.
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Ort wrote:I hope this is okay so far...
Name: Terrence "Terry" Mayhew
Codename: Quizling
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Appearance:
Bio: Born in 1995 to an unequivocally stereotypical redneck couple and raised in a trailer park just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry's upbringing left little to be desired. Despite this, Terry displayed his intellectual promise at an early age, although his parents didn't initially notice. Terry's seemingly unparalleled ability to memorise, understand and perfectly reciprocate or apply information or complex concepts began to show as he achieved continuously perfect test scores. This fact became evident to his parents who'd begun to acknowledge their son's existence and thus deign to actually read his report cards rather than merely casting a fleeting glance at the pieces of paper Terry had affixed to their refrigerator's door before throwing them in to the trash. Realising their son's potential, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to benefit themselves rather than nurture their child's intellect. Not wanting to displease his father and mother, Terry agreed to participate in a regional spelling bee. Despite his competitor's competence, Terry ultimately emerged victorious and, his parents having anticipated this, began competing in and inevitably winning several academic tournaments concerning various subjects: maths, history, geography etc. It wasn't long before word of Terry's success reached the ears of a television network executive who extended an invitation to the nascent genius to appear on a game show.

Naturally, Terry's apprehension about demonstrating his abilities before a live studio audience and anyone watching at home was assuaged by his parents reassuring comments and supportive attitude; although they'd only begun to convince their son to participate after receiving a sizable sum in exchange for their cooperation. Terry's appearance, although he'd begun nervously, became a smash-hit and garnered national media attention that focused primarily upon his age and adorableness and academic interest that focused primarily upon his innate memory and cognitive abilities. Terry's parents didn't particularly care about either, instead seeking to use their child's recently acquired fame to their financial advantage. Consequently, his mother and father made agreements and signed contracts confirming their son's appearance on and participation in game shows, national and international academic competitions, and to make cameo appearances on nationally syndicated television programs as Terry's celebrity status rose. A regional television news station had conveyed upon Terry the moniker "Quizling", a name that'd been adopted by almost all media outlets who'd apparently not recognised or otherwise been ignorant of the irony behind that particular sobriquet; although not Terry, who hadn't failed to notice the phonetic similarity between that and a certain individual's name (and didn't intend to point this fact out, especially after his parent's took a copyright out on "Quizling"). Even Terry had begun to appreciate his celebrity and had gradually become accustomed to a luxurious and hedonistic lifestyle. Unfortunately, as all who've achieved celebrity at a young age eventually realise, Terry's youth and subsequent adorableness couldn't last and his star began to dwindle and splutter: you can't be a child prodigy if you aren't a child.

Nevertheless, his parents clung to their unsustainable lifestyle and attempted to launch a restaurant chain to reinvigorate their ailing income. This venture didn't go as planned. Terry's parents had obviously themed their idea around their son's pseudonym and, in their ignorance, had simultaneously upset both the American Jewish Congress and another American restaurant chain: Quiznos. Having spent their remaining funds on their restaurant's construction and foreseeing at least two pending lawsuits, his parents opted to take their own lives rather than languishing in debt and returning to their prior poverty-stricken lives. Consumed by grief, Terry begun a self-destructive spiral involving drugs, alcohol, and prostitutes. Terry couldn't maintain any consistent employment and eventually ended up in police custody after being caught driving under the influence and fleeing, albeit unsuccessfully. To avoid a substantial prison sentence, Terry utilised his remaining celebrity connections to agree to a short stint in a minimum security institution and rehab followed by several months of community service. Apparently, an individual on Terry's assigned prison review board, having known about his talents decided that it'd be appropriate to have Terry perform his community service by having him serve on a superhero group. Unfortunately, no good superhero group would admit Terry into their ranks so he resigned himself to joining a lesser team, telling himself that it didn't matter as long as he could do his community service and return to normality.
Powers: Terry possesses an innate ability to retain any information imparted to him and consequently has a vast repository of knowledge that he can call upon as required. Unfortunately, while some parents may have utilised this gift to their child's academic advantage, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune by entering their prodigious son into several trivia-based game shows and competitions.
RP sample:



(Things in parentheses are OOC. The rest of this is IC. A form for your character to answer.)

Describe your abilities:
Why did you become a superhero:
What are your goals for the future:
(Why is this character with the Minnesota Infinites. In other words, why do they kind of suck?):
How would you describe your talents?:
(What about your character's talents make them a D-lister?)
What are your strengths?:
What are your weaknesses?:
(Any other flaws? Maladjusted personality? Social issues? Unmarketable aspects?):
Why should you if given the opportunity be allowed to advance in the Infinites?:
(Why does the press hate or ignore you?):



Hey Ort! Thanks for applying!

So far, I like the power. We could use a know-it-all. One thing, though. The 3rd paragraph of your backstory is a little dark for us. I don't see a lot of comedic value with murdered parents (likewise, with drugs or prostitutes). I do like the idea of having to be in the Minnesota Infinites because of some kind of community service. That is outstanding.

Can you change that part of the backstory, but still involve some reason for needing community service? Something like, maybe, just for the heck of it, Terry wanted to see if everything he knew about acceleration, physics and mass could be put to practice by seeing exactly if his car could drive at the top speed of 160 mph (or whatever)? Just a thought. Feel free to leave it if you don't like it.

-Talc
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Postby Ort » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:37 am

Talchyon wrote:
Ort wrote:I hope this is okay so far...
Name: Terrence "Terry" Mayhew
Codename: Quizling
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Appearance:
Bio: Born in 1995 to an unequivocally stereotypical redneck couple and raised in a trailer park just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry's upbringing left little to be desired. Despite this, Terry displayed his intellectual promise at an early age, although his parents didn't initially notice. Terry's seemingly unparalleled ability to memorise, understand and perfectly reciprocate or apply information or complex concepts began to show as he achieved continuously perfect test scores. This fact became evident to his parents who'd begun to acknowledge their son's existence and thus deign to actually read his report cards rather than merely casting a fleeting glance at the pieces of paper Terry had affixed to their refrigerator's door before throwing them in to the trash. Realising their son's potential, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to benefit themselves rather than nurture their child's intellect. Not wanting to displease his father and mother, Terry agreed to participate in a regional spelling bee. Despite his competitor's competence, Terry ultimately emerged victorious and, his parents having anticipated this, began competing in and inevitably winning several academic tournaments concerning various subjects: maths, history, geography etc. It wasn't long before word of Terry's success reached the ears of a television network executive who extended an invitation to the nascent genius to appear on a game show.

Naturally, Terry's apprehension about demonstrating his abilities before a live studio audience and anyone watching at home was assuaged by his parents reassuring comments and supportive attitude; although they'd only begun to convince their son to participate after receiving a sizable sum in exchange for their cooperation. Terry's appearance, although he'd begun nervously, became a smash-hit and garnered national media attention that focused primarily upon his age and adorableness and academic interest that focused primarily upon his innate memory and cognitive abilities. Terry's parents didn't particularly care about either, instead seeking to use their child's recently acquired fame to their financial advantage. Consequently, his mother and father made agreements and signed contracts confirming their son's appearance on and participation in game shows, national and international academic competitions, and to make cameo appearances on nationally syndicated television programs as Terry's celebrity status rose. A regional television news station had conveyed upon Terry the moniker "Quizling", a name that'd been adopted by almost all media outlets who'd apparently not recognised or otherwise been ignorant of the irony behind that particular sobriquet; although not Terry, who hadn't failed to notice the phonetic similarity between that and a certain individual's name (and didn't intend to point this fact out, especially after his parent's took a copyright out on "Quizling"). Even Terry had begun to appreciate his celebrity and had gradually become accustomed to a luxurious and hedonistic lifestyle. Unfortunately, as all who've achieved celebrity at a young age eventually realise, Terry's youth and subsequent adorableness couldn't last and his star began to dwindle and splutter: you can't be a child prodigy if you aren't a child.

Nevertheless, his parents clung to their unsustainable lifestyle and attempted to launch a restaurant chain to reinvigorate their ailing income. This venture didn't go as planned. Terry's parents had obviously themed their idea around their son's pseudonym and, in their ignorance, had simultaneously upset both the American Jewish Congress and another American restaurant chain: Quiznos. Having spent their remaining funds on their restaurant's construction and foreseeing at least two pending lawsuits, his parents opted to take their own lives rather than languishing in debt and returning to their prior poverty-stricken lives. Consumed by grief, Terry begun a self-destructive spiral involving drugs, alcohol, and prostitutes. Terry couldn't maintain any consistent employment and eventually ended up in police custody after being caught driving under the influence and fleeing, albeit unsuccessfully. To avoid a substantial prison sentence, Terry utilised his remaining celebrity connections to agree to a short stint in a minimum security institution and rehab followed by several months of community service. Apparently, an individual on Terry's assigned prison review board, having known about his talents decided that it'd be appropriate to have Terry perform his community service by having him serve on a superhero group. Unfortunately, no good superhero group would admit Terry into their ranks so he resigned himself to joining a lesser team, telling himself that it didn't matter as long as he could do his community service and return to normality.
Powers: Terry possesses an innate ability to retain any information imparted to him and consequently has a vast repository of knowledge that he can call upon as required. Unfortunately, while some parents may have utilised this gift to their child's academic advantage, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune by entering their prodigious son into several trivia-based game shows and competitions.
RP sample:



(Things in parentheses are OOC. The rest of this is IC. A form for your character to answer.)

Describe your abilities:
Why did you become a superhero:
What are your goals for the future:
(Why is this character with the Minnesota Infinites. In other words, why do they kind of suck?):
How would you describe your talents?:
(What about your character's talents make them a D-lister?)
What are your strengths?:
What are your weaknesses?:
(Any other flaws? Maladjusted personality? Social issues? Unmarketable aspects?):
Why should you if given the opportunity be allowed to advance in the Infinites?:
(Why does the press hate or ignore you?):



Hey Ort! Thanks for applying!

So far, I like the power. We could use a know-it-all. One thing, though. The 3rd paragraph of your backstory is a little dark for us. I don't see a lot of comedic value with murdered parents (likewise, with drugs or prostitutes). I do like the idea of having to be in the Minnesota Infinites because of some kind of community service. That is outstanding.

Can you change that part of the backstory, but still involve some reason for needing community service? Something like, maybe, just for the heck of it, Terry wanted to see if everything he knew about acceleration, physics and mass could be put to practice by seeing exactly if his car could drive at the top speed of 160 mph (or whatever)? Just a thought. Feel free to leave it if you don't like it.

-Talc

I understand the bit about his parent's death being a bit dark (alongside certain other elements which I'd anticipated that you'd probably pick up on), I'm more than willing to change that; I'll say they just ran away or something instead and leave everything else pretty much the same.

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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:27 am

Ort wrote:
Talchyon wrote:

Hey Ort! Thanks for applying!

So far, I like the power. We could use a know-it-all. One thing, though. The 3rd paragraph of your backstory is a little dark for us. I don't see a lot of comedic value with murdered parents (likewise, with drugs or prostitutes). I do like the idea of having to be in the Minnesota Infinites because of some kind of community service. That is outstanding.

Can you change that part of the backstory, but still involve some reason for needing community service? Something like, maybe, just for the heck of it, Terry wanted to see if everything he knew about acceleration, physics and mass could be put to practice by seeing exactly if his car could drive at the top speed of 160 mph (or whatever)? Just a thought. Feel free to leave it if you don't like it.

-Talc

I understand the bit about his parent's death being a bit dark (alongside certain other elements which I'd anticipated that you'd probably pick up on), I'm more than willing to change that; I'll say they just ran away or something instead and leave everything else pretty much the same.


I can go with that. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the app.
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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Ok guys. Just so you're all aware, I'm going to be having a (gasp) time-skip soon. If you all want to finish up any of the beginning introduction conversations, that would be great. Then we'll jump to the next morning with Calculator picking up the heroes, and the villains beginning their evil nefarious plan to steal the radioactive elements.

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Postby Shadowwell » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:10 am

So. The muscular genius character, i was thinking perhaps they were an ex member of the infinites, and are now a villain in tge style of old sxi fi mas scientists

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Postby Talchyon » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:35 am

Shadowwell wrote:So. The muscular genius character, i was thinking perhaps they were an ex member of the infinites, and are now a villain in tge style of old sxi fi mas scientists

"They scorned my powers made fun of me. I will show them the error of their ways."


Has potential. Do make an app.
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Postby Talchyon » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:45 am

Ort wrote:Name: Terrence "Terry" Mayhew
Codename: Quizling
Age: 22
Sex: Male
Appearance: Terry's a slightly nondescript adult Caucasian American male; almost indiscernible from any other adult Caucasian American male in his early twenties. He's just shy of six foot and weighs just over one hundred and seventy-five pounds, has dark brown hair and brown eyes that can - in the right light - possess a greenish hue (probably his most unique physical characteristic), and doesn't dress in a particularly eye-catching fashion.
Bio: Born in 1995 to an unequivocally stereotypical redneck couple and raised in a trailer park just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry's upbringing left little to be desired. Despite this, Terry displayed his intellectual promise at an early age, although his parents didn't initially notice. Terry's seemingly unparalleled ability to memorise, understand and perfectly reciprocate or apply information or complex concepts began to show as he achieved continuously perfect test scores. This fact became evident to his parents who'd begun to acknowledge their son's existence and thus deign to actually read his report cards rather than merely casting a fleeting glance at the pieces of paper Terry had affixed to their refrigerator's door before throwing them in to the trash. Realising their son's potential, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to benefit themselves rather than nurture their child's intellect. Not wanting to displease his father and mother, Terry agreed to participate in a regional spelling bee. Despite his competitor's competence, Terry ultimately emerged victorious and, his parents having anticipated this, began competing in and inevitably winning several academic tournaments concerning various subjects: maths, history, geography etc. It wasn't long before word of Terry's success reached the ears of a television network executive who extended an invitation to the nascent genius to appear on a game show.

Naturally, Terry's apprehension about demonstrating his abilities before a live studio audience and anyone watching at home was assuaged by his parents reassuring comments and supportive attitude; although they'd only begun to convince their son to participate after receiving a sizable sum in exchange for their cooperation. Terry's appearance, although he'd begun nervously, became a smash-hit and garnered national media attention that focused primarily upon his age and adorableness and academic interest that focused primarily upon his innate memory and cognitive abilities. Terry's parents didn't particularly care about either, instead seeking to use their child's recently acquired fame to their financial advantage. Consequently, his mother and father made agreements and signed contracts confirming their son's appearance on and participation in game shows, national and international academic competitions, and to make cameo appearances on nationally syndicated television programs as Terry's celebrity status rose. A regional television news station had conveyed upon Terry the moniker "Quizling", a name that'd been adopted by almost all media outlets who'd apparently not recognised or otherwise been ignorant of the irony behind that particular sobriquet; although not Terry, who hadn't failed to notice the phonetic similarity between that and a certain individual's name (and didn't intend to point this fact out, especially after his parent's took a copyright out on "Quizling"). Even Terry had begun to appreciate his celebrity and had gradually become accustomed to a luxurious and hedonistic lifestyle. Unfortunately, as all who've achieved celebrity at a young age eventually realise, Terry's youth and subsequent adorableness couldn't last and his star began to dwindle and splutter: you can't be a child prodigy if you aren't a child.

Nevertheless, his parents clung to their unsustainable lifestyle and attempted to launch a restaurant chain to reinvigorate their ailing income. This venture didn't go as planned. Terry's parents had obviously themed their idea around their son's pseudonym and, in their ignorance, had simultaneously upset both the American Jewish Congress and another American restaurant chain: Quiznos. Having spent their remaining funds on their restaurant's construction and foreseeing at least two pending lawsuits, his parents opted to take flee America with what little money remained rather than languishing in debt and returning to their prior poverty-stricken lives. Penniless and consumed by anger, Terry begun a self-destructive spiral. Terry couldn't maintain any consistent employment and eventually ended up in police custody after being caught driving under the influence and fleeing, albeit unsuccessfully. To avoid a substantial prison sentence, Terry utilised his remaining celebrity connections to agree to a short stint in a minimum security institution and rehab followed by several months of community service. Apparently, an individual on Terry's assigned prison review board, having known about his talents decided that it'd be appropriate to have Terry perform his community service by having him serve on a superhero group. Unfortunately, no good superhero group would admit Terry into their ranks so he resigned himself to joining a lesser team, telling himself that it didn't matter as long as he could do his community service and return to normality.
Powers: Terry possesses an innate ability to retain any information imparted to him and consequently has a vast repository of knowledge that he can call upon as required. Unfortunately, while some parents may have utilised this gift to their child's academic advantage, Terry's parents saw an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune by entering their prodigious son into several trivia-based game shows and competitions.
RP sample: This should suffice.



(Things in parentheses are OOC. The rest of this is IC. A form for your character to answer.)

Describe your abilities: "To phrase it idiomatically, I'll just cut to the chase: I'm a genius. Perhaps that's a touch too parochial - I possess a unique cognitive ability that allows me to acquire information and grasp concepts to later reciprocate nigh-exactly and apply accordingly."
Why did you become a superhero: "It's the easiest way to fulfill my court mandated community service - it's comparatively simpler and involves less physical exertion, at least on my behalf, to listen to a tight-wearing, sanctimonious moron give self-righteous speeches and then occasionally save a cat from a tree than it is to collect trash or serve slop at a homeless shelter; plus there's an opportunity for media exposure that can perhaps thrust me back into the public spotlight."
What are your goals for the future: "I don't bother to set goals since that generally requires outlining a means by which you intend to reach said goal and, despite my preternatural ability to predict outcomes, I'd ultimately succumb to the planning fallacy and allow my own optimism bias to forestall any judgement concerning future eventualities. Nevertheless, I'd like to fulfill my court mandated community service in a manner that doesn't require me to apply much effort."
(Why is this character with the Minnesota Infinites. In other words, why do they kind of suck?): Terry, or Quizling, isn't superhero material. It hasn't ever been his aspiration to become a costumed vigilante and fight crime, he doesn't particularly have any aspirations beyond completing his community service and returning to his former life. Although Terry's ability isn't wholly useless, he hasn't exactly utilised his talents to much effect throughout his life and, especially since his parents abandoned him after using his gift to their financial benefit, has come to resent his intellect (but he'd never tell anyone that).
How would you describe your talents?: "Isn't this question fundamentally the same as the first, you've just substituted abilities for talents? I suppose I'd better answer this regardless and I'll assume that by "talents" you mean, "anything else besides my supreme intellect," otherwise you'll probably want to reconsider your application's questions and perhaps your entire outlook on life, the universe, and everything. Anything I'd consider a talent that isn't necessarily directly related to my intelligence is as follows: I'm adept at origami, I've self-published a moderately successful series of erotica that's also an allegorical criticism of fascism, and I can speak most languages although I've never really been able to roll my 'Rs' so my pronunciation isn't always perfect (this one's probably a by-product of my ability but I'd thought I'd clarify)."
(What about your character's talents make them a D-lister?) I wouldn't say it's my character's talents or ability that makes them a D-lister, instead it's Terry's personality and unambitious nature.
What are your strengths?: "Hasn't anybody realised that this application requires amending? Is there a significant semantic distinction between abilities, talents, and strengths that I've somehow not been informed? I suppose I'd best answer this regardless.
What are your weaknesses?: "Finally, an actually different question. I'm not a team player, that's not to say that I fundamentally despise cooperation but I function better alone. I've generally found that most people linger too far behind and it's generally easier to work on a task by myself than explain each step to others who aren't as intellectually prepossessed. Nevertheless, I'm prepared to tolerate such questions to fulfill my judicially appointed obligation."
(Any other flaws? Maladjusted personality? Social issues? Unmarketable aspects?): Terry's arrogant, abrasive, and possesses psychopathic tendencies; caring little about human life.
Why should you if given the opportunity be allowed to advance in the Infinites?: "Don't give me an opportunity; I don't seek advancement because I'm aware that it would require more effort on my behalf, effort that could be better expended on meaningful tasks that aren't simply self-aggrandizing exercises in futility."
(Why does the press hate or ignore you?): I believe I've essentially answered this in my character's biography but, in summary, he's a washed-up child celebrity who's been in some legal trouble and can't catch a break.


First, thanks for correcting the backstory. This is fine.

Next, I love Terry's dialogue and use of all of the technical, $20 words. I also think Ed (one of the Siamese twins controlled by Pando) will be thrilled at how Terry can do origami. Plus, not only do we get a know it all, but an abrasive know-it-all with psychotic tendencies. What could possibly go wrong?

Definitely ACCEPTED! Welcome to the Infinites. Please join the heroes at their meeting. (Terry was there for the whole deal).
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