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Astonishing Next Generation (OOC/Superhero)

Postby Rupudska » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:26 pm

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NO one really knows where the first abhumans came from. Some experts believe the origin of gods as a concept came from the first abhumans, indicating that they have been present since at least the beginning of Homo sapiens sapiens as a species. By this theory, tales of sorcery, fantastical creatures, and heroes and deities all trace to early abhumans. As to what happened to this, the original generation, nobody knows.

Heroes and villains, gods and monsters, geniuses and kings, some of these may have been fiction, but with the existence of abhumans now a known quantity, many may have been fact. Some might even have lived up to the legends, but many scholars still believe that most were exaggeration. Whatever the case, the Middle Ages, the witch hunts, and the "advance" of science seemed to put sorcery to bed, and chase and burn away any suspected of keeping it alive. For better or worse, most (if not all) abhuman bloodlines new and old went into hiding.

There was no hiding the latest generation, though. Radiation quackery was what really kicked off the rise in abhuman population, one way or another. Of course, up until the 1940s, the abhuman population increased at roughly the same rate as the human population. Even with abhuman/abhuman parents always resulting in abhuman births, and human/abhuman parents having a 50% chance of abhuman births, the difference in population growth rates wasn't noticeable. Normals even liked the presence of abhumans, at times, and they inspired some of the earliest superhero comics - Superman, Captain America, and the like.

And then the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the sovereign nation of Japan.

The connection between radiation and abhuman birth rates became obvious, but not immediately, and certainly not to the defense departments of the world powers. They just kept testing nuclear devices, not noticing or caring about the colossal spikes in abhuman births across the Rockies, central Asia, western Australia, and northern Africa. It wasn't until well into the 1960s that they got the message, and by then the discovery about abhuman birth percentages had also been made.

And the masses of normal humanity? Well, it was hard enough getting them to tolerate people with a different skin color at the time, so you can imagine the reaction. Of course, there were some attempts at supersoldiers, but once the global superpowers had theirs, they immediately pushed for the UN to ban research into it, as per usual. There were protests, counterprotests, vigilantes, riots, counter-riots, civil wars in parts of the world, brutal crackdowns on civil rights in others, whole billions of uses of the M-word (you know what it is), purges, genocides, genetic engineering, "social cleansings," and the like, bringing us up to June 12, 2020, and the Twenty-Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted abhumans equal rights to Homo sapiens sapiens under federal law.

But let's back up about about ten years from that. Georgetown, DC. One man, one very wealthy abhuman man, with a dream. Build a school in Georgetown, taking in abhumans from K to 12 and on to Master's program, and make it one that wasn't completely government-funded and/or the wing of some cult/extreme political organization. His identity is unknown - face, name, social security card, nobody knows anything about him other than that he is the prime benefactor of the school. It accepted students from around the world, based on grade level (or need), free of charge.

Somehow, the Loyola Academy for the Gifted has kept on running, now, for almost twenty-five years exactly - this September will be the twenty-fifth. Certainly it's not due to its vigilante extracurriculars, or donations for its programs to help abhuman causes worldwide. That would probably be illegal. Maybe it's the numerous satellite and sister campuses across the US and Asia. Maybe it's the schnazzy uniforms - though there remain doubts about the sanity of people willing to wear blazers in the impenetrable humidity of the District's summer.

But look at you, here at last in Foggy Bottom station, the closer of the two stations near Georgetown, here in late August of 2035. Ready to take on the world, or at least take on school, as part of the Next Generation.


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So, the basic idea of this RP is pretty simple all things considered. This RP is a non-copyright-infringing X-Men RP, with its own non-copyright-infringing Xavier Academy, but set in DC instead of Massachusetts or, God forgive me, New York City.

Players will play as students or, with OP's permission, teachers (or is it professors? Loyola does offer Masters degrees...) either new or, in the latter case, tenured to the academy. All mutants (the politically acceptable word is 'abhuman'), though exceptions can be made for professors.

There will be no mechanics, and your character is largely yours to create, though I encourage co-operative creation of characters, if you think you're up to it.
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    [b]+++Criminal History:[/b] (Optional)
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    [b]+++Psychological analysis:[/b] (Personality)
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Postby Rupudska » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:26 pm

Dramatis Personae will go here, eventually.
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Rupudska wrote:So do you fight with AK-47s or something even more primitive? Since I doubt any economy could reasonably sustain itself that way.
Presumably they use advanced technology like STRIKE WITCHES

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Postby Danceria » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:46 pm

Well hell yes
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Tagging for posterity.

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Postby Utceforp » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:55 am

Definitely looks interesting.
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Postby Talchyon » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:44 am

Looks fun. I like how you did your rules too. Might re-use an older character I did some time ago.
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Postby Danceria » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm

Shall we all agree on the general age for most of our characters? Well, in a way where I won't be bringing one teenager to a room full of grizzled hero veterans?
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It is my sole purpose in life to offend you and get you to think about your convictions due to this
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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare.

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Postby Rupudska » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:04 am

Danceria wrote:Shall we all agree on the general age for most of our characters? Well, in a way where I won't be bringing one teenager to a room full of grizzled hero veterans?


Most characters being roughly teenagers is the general idea, yes.
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which show a bit more than just their panties

Questers wrote:
Rupudska wrote:So do you fight with AK-47s or something even more primitive? Since I doubt any economy could reasonably sustain itself that way.
Presumably they use advanced technology like STRIKE WITCHES

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Devereaux, G. S. S.

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+++Name: Professor Geneviève "Ginny" Séraphine Sandrine Devereaux, M.D., PhD. etc.
+++Age: 40
+++Gender: Female
+++Physical appearance: WIP
+++Identifying Marks: WIP

+++Ethnicity: Caucasian
+++Religion: Roman Catholic
+++Birthplace: Colmar, France
+++Criminal History: None
+++Military History: None

+++Abilities: Geneviève possesses overwhelmingly powerful psychic abilities that are perhaps unrivaled by any other abhuman in known existence. She is able to read, manipulate and control the minds of others, humans, animals and to some extent even the electrochemical processes in plantlife on a grand scale, abilities she use to instantly acquire information, or influence the behaviors, beliefs or perceptions of others. As a result of her telepathic powers Geneviève also possesses a genius level intellect and is able to absorb and process enormous amounts of information almost instantly, especially if she employs the minds of others to help her. All this power however comes at a steep price. From a young age Geneviève has been inundated by human sensory experiences she has been unable to block out. She has experienced second hand every horror that the darkest corner of the human mind can conceive of, being present in the minds of people being murdered, raped and violated in the most horrid ways imaginable and only by using her own powers to alter her own mind is Geneviève able to maintain some semblance of sanity. Yet as she has grown older it has become clear that no mind, not even that of a truly extraordinary abhuman, is meant to process the sheer enormity of information that passes through Geneviève incessantly or be subjected to continuous manipulations. Geneviève routinely suffers from crippling headaches and has experienced several brain hemorrhages. With her powers she has been able to remedy both, but that in itself only adds to the problem. Geneviève is constantly on the cusp of madness.
+++Skills: All of them. Through her powers Geneviève can acquire any skill imaginable instantly as long as she is within reach of a mind that possesses said skill. Skills acquired in this manner does not stick however. Nevertheless Geneviève is effetely the ultimate renaissance person. She speaks every living language in the world, she has multiple doctoral degrees in both philosophy, medicine, science, the arts, theology, etc., she is a superb musician with perfect pitch and mastery of hundreds of instruments, she has read almost every book ever written, watched every movie, heard every piece of music, attended every lecture and learnt everything about everything. Of course she cannot be all those things at once, and the only skills she maintain permanently are the ones she has personally studied, not absorbed (at least not wholly) through the minds of others. Those are however also rather significant.
+++Code Name: None

+++Psychological analysis: WIP
+++Occupation: Geneviève has no single full time profession. She is employed on an ad hoc basis as a teacher at the Loyola Academy for the Gifted and is a frequent guest lecturer in psychology at Georgetown and occasionally lectures on this (or other topics) at various elite universities around the world. She spent most of her time doing research however. Her primary focus is how to keep her powers under control and prevent the onset of painful headaches, and she has made numerous groundbreaking discoveries and fascinating inventions to facilitate this goal. Secondarily she is greatly interested in abhumans, telepathy and the impact of radiation on evolutionary processes. She is also on the boards of various institutions and organizations (but not for profit corporations though she has got plenty of offers) including the Loyola Academy for which she is a major financial donor.
+++Biography: Geneviève was born the first child of an international upper class family and was raised partially in the US, France and the UK. Her parents was distant for most of her childhood and she was never close to either of them being raised largely by the help. She nevertheless loves her parents, albeit in a detached sort of way. She formed much closer relations with her two siblings whom she doted on and at times functioned almost as a surrogate parent for. As a child Geneviève was socially awkward and highly introverted and beyond her siblings she formed no close relationships with peers when she came of school age, being quite isolated and occasionally even subjected to mild bullying. This served to make her both very individualistic and at the same time very skeptic of other people. Despite her individualism Geneviève however developed a keen sense of humanitarian compassion, though that was rooted more in a moral and intellectual acknowledgement of the virtue of doing good rather than any sympathy for individual humans in need.

Geneviève was nine when she acquired her superpowers, a very sophisticated form of telepathy, and she felt the acquisition almost instantaneously. Having her mind virtually bombarded by thoughts of others proved a quite traumatizing experience for the young girl who was both hospitalized and for a time believed to have gone insane. She was heavily medicated to remedy what was believed to be a severe psychotic episode. It helped. Some.

Still unable to bear the unwelcome invasion of thoughts of other people Geneviève spent more than a year in great agony. Her parents, having taken Geneviève's "illness" as a wake up call devoted considerable time to take care of their eldest but realizing their concern placed great stress on them Geneviève decided to pretend that she was not troubled by her powers. She faked being alright and she did so with such effortless grace, intuitively employing her still entirely uncontrollable powers to manipulate her parents and her doctors into declaring her cured. Even as she experienced in her mind everything from violent crime to intimate moments between adults and everything in between, forcing her to mature quickly, Geneviève affected being the picture of perfect mental health.

Time went on and Geneviève, who had always been wise beyond her years, struggled to control her powers while she watched with various degrees of horror and fascination as the superpower occurrence transformed the world before her eyes. She eventually learned to block out unwanted thoughts but more sinisterly also began to utilize her powers more actively. Using her powers to read, or even control, the thoughts of others Geneviève learned much about her fellow man, generally finding her disdain for people well founded. The misantrophic tendencies, always latent in her, grow in strength as the shortcomings of her fellow man was exposed to her.

In 2010 Geneviève enrolled as part of the first year of a newly opened school for abhumans. Despite being among fellow abhumans Geneviève continued to largely self isolate from fellow students finding her readings of their minds no more pleasant than that of others. She excelled academically, the best in all her classes (which did not win her many friends either) and generally thrived, even though she was well aware that faculty worried about her isolation. Progressing in the educational system Geneviève also enrolled at Georgetown University taking classes both there and at Loyola and gaining the first of several doctorates.

She spent the next couple of years shopping around elite universities doing spectacular academic work on a range of topics (sometimes under pseudonyms, using her powers to disguise her identity). She then got involved in politics and got a job working for the UN in New York. Her years there would later be noted to be among some of the most extraordinary productive in the history of the body with both the General Assembly and the Security Council reaching hugely important agreements on previously sticky issues. Geneviève did not directly have anything to do with any of it. She primarily worked for OHCHR and DPPA. But using her power she was able to discover points of agreements between otherwise adversarial delegations. She never directly forced someone to change their mind on a significant point but simply made everyone more cooperative and instilled in various delegations an acute awareness of the points of agreement.

Concurrently with this spectacular (if mostly secret) career Geneviève was exploring her powers which she came to believe was expanding rapidly to the point where they might escape the always fragile control she had over them. She threw all her talents into remaining in control, retaining her sanity and preventing her mind from exploding, figuratively if not literally. It worked. Barely. Her ability to control her powers was just about keeping track with their development. But it did not happen without enormous efforts on her part.

In 2035 she decided to quit her job at the UN and took up a position as a part time educator at Loyola, hoping that this position would allow her to do a work she found meaningful while leaving her with sufficient time on her hand (and potentially allies nearby) to find a permanent solution to her problem. She is now of the belief that she either gains full control of herself within the next couple of years or she will die from complications from her powers.

+++RP Sample: (If I know you, then you know that I know you. Feel free to insult me, if you have known me for a while)
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Postby Rupudska » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:40 pm

I would normally be hesitant to accept such a powerful character into this, but I know and trust you. ACCEPTED pending completion.
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seem to be blowing up everyones banks
with airstrikes from girls with wings to their knees
which show a bit more than just their panties

Questers wrote:
Rupudska wrote:So do you fight with AK-47s or something even more primitive? Since I doubt any economy could reasonably sustain itself that way.
Presumably they use advanced technology like STRIKE WITCHES

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+++Name:Lieutenant Abigail Hitomi "Abby" Johnson (Include nicknames and titles)
+++Age:26
+++Gender:Female
+++Physical appearance:shoulder lengthed midnight black hair,Ice blue Eye, Athletic build, 5'8" 120 Ibs (Mostly optional if you have a picture, but put in height and weight regardless)
+++Identifying Marks:The Shinto Goddess Tsukiyomi on her entire back, The grim Reaper on her upper right arm (Mostly optional if you have a picture, but describe anything hidden in the image, like tattoos)

+++Ethnicity:Half Caucasian, Half Asian(Japanese) (Absolutely No Space Aliens.)
+++Religion:Shintoism
+++Birthplace:Seattle,Washington (Where you were born. Again, absolutely no space aliens)
+++Criminal History:None (Optional)
+++Military History:Entered the Naval Academy at age 18 where spent the next 4 years majoring in both electrical and mechanical engineering. She graduates as a Lieutenant j.g and top of her class. (Optional for adult characters, strictly with OP's permission for younger-than-adult characters)

+++Abilities:Weather manipulation (As in superpowers)
+++Skills:Tae kwon do and black belt, can play any type of guitar like a pro (As in learned abilities, playing piano, a karate black belt, killing a man with a skein of yarn, that sort of thing)
+++Code Name:Bolt (Optional)

+++Psychological analysis:Cold and calculated to people she doesn't know and friendly and loves to joke around with her family and friends (Personality)
+++Occupation:Lieutenant in the U.S Navy (Besides student)
+++Biography:Born to a Caucasian father and a Japanese American mother,Abby lived the life of your typical American Childhood until she was 7. At that time her powers started manifest themselves with her being able control the weather. She kept her powers hidden from her parents as she feared they would hate her because of them. Her friends didn't care that she had superpowers and it to be cool. At 18 she graduated from her high school at the top of her class and decided to join the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where she graduated at the top of her class and was given the rank of Lieutenant J.G. She made the decision that she wantedto be pilot and became one flying the F/A-18 Super Hornet on the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis where she has been flying off of for the past 4 years. She is currently in Norfolk, Virginia as her carrier is going though its refueling of its reactors and getting new turbines.
+++RP Sample:https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=484122&view=unread#unread (If I know you, then you know that I know you. Feel free to insult me, if you have known me for a while)
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Postby Of the Quendi » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:44 pm

Rupudska wrote:I would normally be hesitant to accept such a powerful character into this, but I know and trust you. ACCEPTED pending completion.

Yeah she is pretty OP but she also have plenty of weaknesses. Besides someone gotta keep all those high-powered teens in line. :twisted:
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Postby Rupudska » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:31 pm

(MORIYAMA, A.)

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+++Name: Akane Moriyama
+++Age: 16
+++Gender: Female
+++Physical appearance: She's a bloody tanuki furry, what more do you want? Dark brown fur around eyes, feet/legs up to mid-calf, hands up to ~1 inch past wrist, and over chest/abdomen and in a three-inch wide area along spine. Only the blue w/black-tipped hair on her head and tail, barring her ears, is 'hair', the rest is fur that reaches a point and immediately stops growing. Digits of hands and feet end in pointed white claws, her feet are humanoid enough that she can wear regular shoes, but finds them uncomfortable and nowadays usually has them tailor-made. Good thing there's a sizable market for it. 150 cm and 50 kg soaking wet.
+++Identifying Marks: The trail of canine fur she leaves everywhere every spring/fall.

+++Ethnicity: Japanese-American
+++Religion: Agnostic
+++Birthplace: San Francisco
+++Criminal History: Grand Theft Auto - stole a car, stopping only for gas and gas station snacks, made it as far as Utah before, in her words, "the transmission ate itself"
+++Military History: N/A

+++Abilities: Can transform her body wholly or partially into any species, living plus she swears a few extinct animals.
+++Skills: Despite living in San Francisco, she knows how to drive a stick and cook traditional American (and Japanese) cuisine. Able to transform into a cow and back without becoming vegan on the spot. Pretty good at basketball, baseball, and racing sims. Can repair a car, but most of her "tricks" to do so are either dangerous or stopgap measures.
+++Code Name: Undecided.

+++Psychological analysis: Not exactly the smartest student, though she does manage to get passing grades when (tricked into) trying. In her defense, she did skip an entire year and a half of high school. Quick to make friends, but has a tendency to jump to conclusions based on what she sees rather than waiting to gather more information or figure out what is really going on - this can and has gotten her into trouble. Highly outgoing by abhuman standards, likely due to how long it took her to be able to shift into a human form - she didn't master it until she was thirteen years old.
+++Occupation: Works at a bookstore near the campus since she obviously can't work in fast food.
+++Biography: Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, Akane was born to abhuman parents, and her ability is of a type known as a "compounded" mutation - her mother could manipulate her hair like extra limbs, and her father had some rather limited shapeshifting abilities. Besides being abhumans, they were an entirely average middle-class family of Japanese-Americans living in San Francisco. Average grades, average elementary and middle school life, average (small) amount of friends for someone with her type of mutation (mostly other abhumans), average amount of patronizing from adults, average attention paid to politics (San Francisco remained and remains blue, but time has taken its toll on the strength with which it is held), the usual. There was some bullying, as one would expect, though she only really began to notice in seventh grade.

High school is where it got significantly worse, and worse quickly.
+++RP Sample: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=420
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On Karlsland Witch Doctrine:
Hladgos wrote:Scantly clad women, more like tanks
seem to be blowing up everyones banks
with airstrikes from girls with wings to their knees
which show a bit more than just their panties

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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:53 pm

I was looking for a specific hero character I had used in the past but can't seem to find. He was a water manipulator. Who also could make water act like fire.
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Postby Theyra » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:59 pm

Talchyon wrote:I was looking for a specific hero character I had used in the past but can't seem to find. He was a water manipulator. Who also could make water act like fire.


Tag and how did you make water act like fire?

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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:01 pm

Theyra wrote:
Talchyon wrote:I was looking for a specific hero character I had used in the past but can't seem to find. He was a water manipulator. Who also could make water act like fire.


Tag and how did you make water act like fire?


It was a special power I found on Superpower wiki.
The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

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Postby Theyra » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:47 pm

Talchyon wrote:
Theyra wrote:
Tag and how did you make water act like fire?


It was a special power I found on Superpower wiki.


Interesting, can't find it but, interesting.

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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:20 pm

Theyra wrote:
Talchyon wrote:
It was a special power I found on Superpower wiki.


Interesting, can't find it but, interesting.


It's called "fantasy element manipulation"... Oh, and I found the character so I'm claiming it (if the OP is ok with it).
The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

If you would like to play in this RP, and would like another arc to start soon, let Talc know!

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Postby Rupudska » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:41 pm

Really rather you used an original character (or original for you), but if if you put that much effort into finding it, I won't stop you.
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which show a bit more than just their panties

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Rupudska wrote:So do you fight with AK-47s or something even more primitive? Since I doubt any economy could reasonably sustain itself that way.
Presumably they use advanced technology like STRIKE WITCHES

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Postby Utceforp » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:48 pm

Just need to think of an ability... I'm trying to think of a primarily defensive ability with the potential for creative offensive applications, which is more interesting than just "can create forcefields" or "has armoured skin".
Signatures are so 2014.

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Postby Talchyon » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:57 pm

Rupudska wrote:Really rather you used an original character (or original for you), but if if you put that much effort into finding it, I won't stop you.


Ok then. I'll save that guy for another day. And I'll look for a unique power set for a new person.
The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

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Postby Talchyon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:22 am

Ok, here's an idea about a character concept. How about a person who can summon somewhat random powers based on fairy tales? So in a particular battle, the storybook randomly opens to the 3 little pigs and can do something related to that story. Like straw manipulation or something. But then he loses that power if he turns to another story, and gets something based on that.
The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

If you would like to play in this RP, and would like another arc to start soon, let Talc know!

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Frankie, L.

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+++Name: Lily Frankie (Include nicknames and titles)
+++Age: 16
+++Gender: Female
+++Physical appearance: 167 cm, red hair, blue eyes, 50 kg
+++Identifying Marks: two pronounced fang like teeth in her mouth. One is usually hidden but one is often visible depending on her mouth formation at a given moment. Otherwise normal teeth.

+++Ethnicity: Caucasian
+++Religion: None
+++Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
+++Criminal History: Some early run-ins with disciplinary actions at school, usually from fending off bullies and the like. Sometimes she just gets into trouble. No serious criminal record.
+++Military History: None

+++Abilities: Increased agility, ability to make a very loud "bark" as silly as it sounds it has been known to unnerve some people. She can make rather large leaps into the air or across gaps. Increased night vision ability.
+++Skills: A tech and gear head with the ability to repair and build mechanical and electronic things. Some martial arts skills but not many given she's never had any formal lessons or training, mostly just imitating what she could snoop on or teach herself. Good athleticism in general sports.
+++Code Name: Fox

+++Psychological analysis: She's known to be sociable and friendly but also a bit impatient and short fused and prone to being easily irritable.
+++Occupation: Part-time grocery store employee.
+++Biography: Raised on the mean streets of Chicago, well maybe not that mean but without a doubt she's learned how to really fend for herself in the harshness of the Midwestern city. Her mother an ER nurse and often working odd and long hours meant she was usually on her own most times and made a bit of a strained relationship between them. No knowledge of her father, not sure if he's a deadbeat who left because he couldn't hack it or simply she came from a one-night-stand; honestly she's never had the courage to really ask or dig deep further, fearing the truth.
+++RP Sample:Sample
#ItWillBeDone (DO NOT REMOVE)
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Postby Talchyon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:38 pm

Ok OP. My app is done. All set for your preview.


(KENDRICKS, T. M.)

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+++Name: Ty Kendricks; Superhero name: "Red"
+++Age: 17
+++Gender: Male
+++Physical appearance: 5'10; 185 lbs. Also, he's not quite as buff as the picture shows. A little bit of photoshopping was done on his part. Ok, it's actually quite a lot of photoshopping was done on his part. But, Ty had time to burn one afternoon, and, he liked how it looked.
+++Identifying Marks: Tends to always dress with a characteristic red hoodie.

+++Ethnicity: Caucasian, Polish descent
+++Religion: lapsed Catholic
+++Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
+++Criminal History: Nothing serious, couple of speeding tickets, an M.I.P., and a disturbing the peace one night at a loud party.
+++Military History: none

+++Abilities:
  • Book of Legends - The Book of Legends is a powerful magical artifact that enables its inheritor to channel different powers through it, usually one or two at a time. Where this Book came from is not exactly known. One could trace its history throughout various sources; though many would challenge the truthfulness of those sources. What can be known is sketchy at best.

    What is a fact is that this book is not like others. While other books are chosen by the reader, the Book of Legends chooses a person to inherit its gift. There is no underlying motive for why it chooses individuals. Some inheritors in the past have not been exemplary in any fashion. Some have been downright cruel. Others have been noble. It is a mystery that has not been solved and may not be.

    When Ty Kendricks inherited the Book of Legends, it claimed him for its exclusive usage. That means, others are not able to channel the abilities from this Book that Ty can. If taken out of Ty's possession or used by anyone else, the Book of Legends appears to be blank. Writing or scribbling in it will disappear, however. It is impervious to burning, warping under water, ripping, and other forms of destructive treatment. It may mystically return to Ty if out of his possession for some time. However, it may also decide to choose a new inheritor. Some previous inheritors have called it fickle.

  • Those aren't just kids' stories - Using the Book of Legends, Ty can manifest one or two abilities at a time based on a character in the story that has been brought up. When this happens, the story book opens to a story and usually displays a picture of a character in the story, that gets translated into a supernatural ability that Red can do. Quite often he's surprised by what this allows him to do.

    So, for example, if the storybook brings up the Three Little Pigs, Ty may just be able to manipulate straw and hay, using it to build barriers, burying people in it, or flinging the straw as if they were sharp projectiles. But, if the storybook brings up the fairy tale of King Midas, Ty might turn things to gold. But he doesn't really know what story or character is going to be coming up when he flips to a new page, so he can't plan to just become something. It's quite random, actually.

    Ty retains the one-two abilities until the next time he flips to a different page in his storybook, even if the storybook escapes his possession.

    The effects of individual abilities vary. In the examples above, barriers constructed by straw manipulation would last five minutes past the time the storybook brought up another story. But cuts and impale wounds caused by projectile straw would be as any other normal wound and would need to be treated accordingly. In the case of the ability to turn things into gold, in the case of a King Midas type, what had been turned into gold would last permanently unless it had been living; then it would resume its normal life unharmed five minutes past the time storybook brought up another story.

+++Skills: Driving; Motorcycle riding; Some basic repair skills; First aid; Tying knots; General Computer usage and internet familiarity; making fake I.D.s
+++Code Name: Red

+++Psychological analysis: Kind of laid back. An extrovert, Ty likes socializing, alcohol, parties, but more for the social aspects.
+++Occupation: Ty worked part time at an Italian restaurant. Since he moved to NYC he has just been getting settled and hasn't gotten another job yet.
+++Biography: Ty Kendricks still doesn't know how he came to inherit the Book of Legends. It's not like he was hero material. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Ty was coasting through life. Sort of thought he might go to college, but more because he'd surely have friends going wherever, or could meet girls. He had no major in mind and no real plan for what he was doing afterward. Just living in the moment, not planning, and not really making anything of his life.

And then, at a smoke break at work, there it just was. A strange book, which was shuffled under some crates by the outside door of Sal's Italian Restaurant where he worked. And it was as if it was pulling at him. Like some kind of Star Trek tractor beam, making complete unawareness turn into a small curiosity, which grew into a compulsion to take. When he did, it stopped the feel of pulling, and instead, felt like Ty had owned the book all his life. Like it was a part of him. For it was.

He didn't open it then, waiting until he got home from work. Back home, when he opened it, the book spoke as if in a trance-dream. Or rather, it communicated by Ty absorbing its information as if he was practicing osmosis. It "told" him that it was no ordinary book. But the Book of Legends was one name it had gone by, one name out of a legion of others, and that Ty was its new inheritor. The Book would help shape and sculpt Ty to be the image it saw for him. But, it would always come at a price. (So far, the price has not been made known to Ty. He wonders if the finished product of him being a hero, is the price the Book of Legends has in mind.)

After that, the book turned to a random page which featured the story of Little Red Riding Hood. A white crackling energy from the book flooded into Ty, and filled him with abilities he had never known. With it, he could move silently and had an increased agility. This was helpful, because by this agility, Ty saved two of three members of a family from a speeding car out of control. Astonished at what he had just done, the people who had seen Ty in this way freaked out and captured the whole scene on video. Because he was wearing a Huskers hoodie at the time, and because the video had captured Ty saying the phrase "Red Riding Hood," the video was posted with this miraculous yet troubling new abhuman the media now called "Red." The agility and silence faded away after a few days. It took awhile for Ty to figure out his ability was channeling from the Book of Legends, and transferring the energy of the book through the lens of the character it chose for him, in essence giving him differing and seemingly random abilities.

His life pretty much over in Omaha, there was no way Ty could stay and his parents were greatly afraid what would happen either to him or to them if he stayed with them. Ty's life took a decisive turn when his parents sent him to the Academy for his protection and guidance. He's been here for several months now.

+++RP Sample: I think you know me... but here's a previous RP sample anyway.
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The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

If you would like to play in this RP, and would like another arc to start soon, let Talc know!

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Postby Talchyon » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:36 pm

Hey OP, my app's done.
The Minnesota Infinites are that group of superheroes no respectable team wanted to join them. Why? It's because their powers are so dumb.

The long running COMEDY RP on NS is almost done with our current arc: The Infinites - INFINITE GAUNTLET (OOC) - and the IC page is here.

If you would like to play in this RP, and would like another arc to start soon, let Talc know!

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