Superheroes exist in this world, as do their less righteous counterparts, Super villains. Most of the current youths of the world grew up heroes or reading about heroes, though they have been around since long before that. Throughout history and legends there have been stories of those who could wield fire or fly, or possessed unimaginable strength. Once these stories were thought to be the result of gross embellishment and superstition, it was only during the end of the First World War, that we realized how wrong we were. It was during one of the first British incursions involving Tanks to storm a town in France called Monche-Le-Preux.
The armed forces were told to stay behind and wait while the artillery softened up the enemy positions, unfortunately The Armored division was not told this thus they advanced in the night. The incursion was mostly a success, until the enemy realized they had no infantry support, then the Tanks were stormed. They would have all been killed were it not for an Englishmen later to be known as the Colonel, due to his military bearing and upbringing. His emergence would herald in a new era both for humanity and warfare.
The Colonel was a Meta, (Which is what Superhumans are called now) he could control Metals, though it was not until that moment that he had used his powers on such a scale. This marked only the first of such incidents, as well as the changing of an era. In the decades that followed, Metas played a major part in many notable battles across the world, though this stopped in the middle of the Cold War, another form of Mutually Assured Destruction. So much destruction was caused by Meta’s, especially during the Vietnam and Korean wars. It was during this time that many of the current anti Meta factions were born.
In the Early 2000’s the world’s first official Group of Superheroes formed, they called themselves the League. They were based in the US though were from across the world. After the League formed, various Supervillain organizations came into the view of the public, the most notable and infamous of them being The Society, which had been active on a lesser scale for a long time. It is still not known how many members the Society had, the only well-known Villain was Samurai, a Meta called Yoshihiro Inaba, who became most well-known during the push towards Japan during WW2. They were by far the greatest foe of the League, and they were almost their death.
It happened in 2013, on Halloween; The Society orchestrated a massive series of Crimes, culminating in the only successful robbery of Fort Knox. In the series of battles that followed, the League had the upper-hand, but that all changed in the final fight that happened in New York, an iconic place for an iconic battle. All was going well when the tables turned on the League, the Society had the League on the ropes, and even now it is not known why they didn’t kill them and finish them off. Many suspect that it was because they had proven their point, that the League, as powerful as they were, was still only human and powerless against them.
That is a popular theory but still left major questions unanswered. After the Battle, the League became even more famous while the Society and its members mostly faded from view over the following months. After the disappearance of the Society, the League became less unified than it once was; while the group still exists some of the Heroes in it are rather extreme in their treatment of Criminals, both Meta and normal ones. Other criminal powers rose up to fill the void that was left by the Society breaking up. The most known of these organizations is the Syndicate, a large mafia style organization held together by loyalty; they have a sort of honor and have started wars for slights against them.
The younger members of the Society, those who did not fade entirely from public view have recently tried to reform the Society, and have extended invites to Villainous Metas, both the other original members and newer Metas that show promise. While they set their plans in motion other forces start to move as well. The League has started to recruit new members after many of the more radical faction were expunged due to certain incidents that caused more enmity against Metas. Other major factions have been moving as well, the SID has been upping their recruitments. The Syndicate as well, throughout the country and their seats of power have been recruiting and consolidating their forces.
Welcome to the Out of Character Thread for Once We Were Villains. This thread will be where all the OOC planning and the like will take place, as well as where the character apps will be posted and the like. In this rp, you play as a Meta or person associated with them. Many of you will play villains, or former villains or the like. This rp will get reasonably dark, but will still remain in the site rules. The rules and the like will be below. This rp will start in the US, but if there are enough people who want to start elsewhere.
2. No Godmodding, Metagaming, etc and keep to the site rules.
3. No Overpowered Characters, immortal cahracters are allowed, but you have to play them like they are immorta, not like they are just a normal guuy who happened to live for longer than most.
4. No More than 3 Characters unless the OP or a Co-OP approves otherwise, reserve characters are allowed. Characters must be a part of listed factions unless stated otherwise. No characters that are too ridiculous, you will be told if this is the case. Make your character have character, no two dimensional villains or the like who kill or commit crimes for a generic reason, make the unique.
5. You get three strikes, then you are booted from the rp.
6. Be nice in the OOC and keep the OOC out of the IC.
7. No one liners, unless you have a damn good explanation, Though grammar and the like i will be lenient about as mine isn't the best regardless.
8. No changing the App unless give approval.
9. Have Fun!
Rules may be changed as needed.
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[align=center][size=150][b]Once We Were Villains Character App[/b][/size]
[b]Secret Identity:[/b] (name as a normal citizen)
[b]Alias:[/b] (superhero or villain name)
[b]Age:[/b] (17+, may allow younger characters with good reason.
[b]Appearance:[/b] (Description or pic above.)
[b]Meta type:[/b] (Mundane, Mystical, or Inhuman?)
[b]Affiliation:[/b] (Must have an affiliation, listed in teh factions.)
[b]Powers/Skills:[/b] (Powers refers to superpowers, whereas skills refers to mundane skills, even if they are trained to a high level.)
[b]Weaknesses:[/b] (Would like things other than just character flaws or someone stronger than them, or an obscure metal.)
[b]Backstory:[/b] (why are they who they are today, Would like atleast 2 paragraphs but will accept one if well written.)
[b][u]Optional:[/u][/b](The Below are optional and are added for enjoyment.)
In His Youth
Secret Identity: Giovanni Nicoletti
Alias: The Boss
Age: 47 or so
Personality: Mellow unless angered then he is Ruthless when that happens, Is loyal to those who have proven their loyalty to him, is respectful for those in power, Cunning though not deceitful he is a very upfront and honest man, with some amount of moral integrity. He will not suffer foolishness and incompetence.
Appearance: He is a broad shouldered man, though his appearance shows his age, his body still hints at the power it contains. He looks kind, as he is to a point. He posseses short black hair, cut close to his head.
Meta type: Mystical
Affiliation: The Syndicate
Powers/Skills: Loyalty inducement, Power Bestowal through deals and contracts
Backstory: He was born in Italy in the late 60's or early 70's, no one quite knows. His father was a low level enforcer for the Italian mafia. He had moved his family to the US for a more lucrative job. Needless to say his fathers former employer was not happy, thus his father and most of his family was killed, he survived though, due to his powers awakening. Thus his road to power began, leading to where he is today.
Optional:(The Below are optional and are added for enjoyment.)
Voice Actor: Marlon Brando (Might as well since i am going this whole theme.)
Fears: Losing his family once more.
D&D Alignment: Lawful Evil
The League: The most powerful and successful superhero Organization n the world currently. Though for the most part they are united there are several factions within it.
The Society: A Legendary group of supervillains formed years ago, that had vanished from public view until they reemerged recently.
The Syndicate: The Syndicate began as nothing more than a relatively normal criminal organization. As Metas emerged they had to change how they did things. Since the fall of the First Society they have gained much influence and power. They are akin to a mafia style organization when it comes to their leadership and how they operate.
The Untainted: The Untainted are an organization of humans, that actively protest against Meta’s, hero or Villain. They believe that Meta’s are an inhuman aberration that should not exist. They are unreasonable in their ventures, but as of yet have not publicly escalated to acts of violence. The Leadership of the Untainted are mysterious and largely unknown to most of the Major Powers. There are many factions some more radical than others, largely they are fanatical, but not to the point of being willing to give their lives easily. Some of the factions are more religious than others, some merely protest, but others are much like the KKK.
S.I.D: The Superhuman Investigation Division, is a government funded and mostly human staffed organization. They operate within the public eye mostly, and are publicly a special branch of several different Law enforcement offices. They deal with Superhuman related crimes and incidents and work alongside the League and other similar groups.
Co-OP's-Imperial Japan, Olog Hai, Bycrest