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Gods Among Us v10 (OOC|Superhero|Open)

Postby Anowa » Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:21 pm

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--Anno Domini 2022--
Meta-Human is the politically and scientifically attributed term to those who have undergone some form of mutation, incantation, enchantment or posession that results in them gaining abilities previously identified as supernatural. And it is known fact that they have been around since the dawn of time, Hercules, Sun Wukong, Samson, Ameterasu, all of them in some form fell in to this classification. Though they remained hidden behind a masquarade for millenia. Near the mid 19th century, previous theories regarding superhumans, and mythological creatures started to lose their status as extreme fringe theory, and while still not accepted by the public nor the scientific community at large at this time they had their merits then and now.

These papers written by individuals seen as crackpots and drug abusers were uncovered in the midst of the First World War by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but not before the mighty empires of Europe collapsed under their own bulk. When the Second World War arrived, these fringe theories and scriptures were seriously considered by the Nazis, and in a few years, the Allies as well. With Operation Paperclip, the West became a hub of secret activity seeking to uncover all they could. The Cold War became the wellspring of activity pertaining to not only the study but the development of artificial meta-humans leading to a few small but potent programs dedicated to one upping the other side.

It wasn't until 2003 however that the public perception of the so called myths and rumors stopped being simple conspiracy theory and became accepted fact. On February 1st, during the re-entry manuever of STS-107, the space shuttle Columbia began falling apart as it plowed through the air above the southern United States. Under normal circumstances, it would be a death sentence, though an object seemingly launched from the ground and accelerating to match the shuttle speed intercepted the crew module, and safely brought it to the ground over eastern Texas.

The cause of the contrail that intercepted the shuttle saving 4 of the 7 people on board, was a 13 year old girl, who would later be identified to the public as Crimson Raven, the first member of the future League of Twelve.

From that point, it became clear to the world the abnormal could be considered normal, and other powerful meta-humans from across the world began banding together to act as overall guardians for the world. The world had no borders to the League, they responded to where they were needed when things got too bad for local government. From halting an ongoing terror attack on the Three Gorges Dam in 2009, they were also suspected to have a role in a North Korean coup in 2013 ultimately ending in proper prospects for re-unification,and were involved in stopping a number of smaller terror attacks in Europe in the mid to late 2010s.

In 2019 however, an event simply known as the San Andreas Incident resulted in the complete destruction of the San Fransisco Bay Area, and a major level of damage to the whole of California along the San Andreas fault line, with wider damages outside the state, and even the country being stopped by the second member of the League, Bridgman killing himself from the strain of controlling the better part of several tectonic plates with his geokinesis. The resulting event also killed 6 other members of the league, and left the remainder out of commission, in a few cases, for years.

In that time period, nations scrambled as meta-human crime skyrocketed in response to the world's guardians being now crippled or dead. The UN founded the Meta-Human Affairs Organisation with a few sub-agencies, and the US established their Department of Meta-human Affairs.

Following an attack on the US Capitol building in 2020, known as The March 16th Attack resulted in the deaths of several US law makers and the vice-president but was ultimately thwarted by a combination of US Marines and meta-human Metro Police. Inevitably, this attack lead to mandatory registries for meta-humans to be signed in to law later that year, and to be put in to force on January 1st 2022 with a grace period until the first of April of that year with a number of other nations following suit with their own registries.

In the intervening time, the UNMAO's investigative agency, the International Registry and Investigative Service has begun recruiting en masse from wherever available, as the League of Twelve begins looking to replace it's losses.


You are to RP as a member of the "United Nations Meta-Human Affairs Organisation (UNMAO) - International Registration and Investigation Service (IRIS)" or "United States Department of Meta-Human Affairs (US DMA)" or one of the many likely state and municipal or even unsanctioned organisations dedicated to combating meta-human crimes (or even doing them). Other than that, be as creative as you like, be a frog-man, an incredibly long lived US Civil War veteran, an orphan with a penchant for chiroptera species, anything you can think of, with a few select stipulations:
  • Please refrain from creating characters that directly prove/disprove current religions. Such as an angel having a luncheon with the Pope every second day. Or a guru who directly speaks with Ganesh over tea on Saturdays. It would make characters with convictions of other religions somewhat goofy in hindsight. by "Current" I mean ones that have mass amounts of people following them in the current day, ancient pantheons that are for the most part extinct, such as the Greco-Roman, Celtic, Nordic, or Canaanite creeds are fair game.
  • Try to keep the destructive capacity of character within the Spiderman/Wolverine/Batman range. Key word is try going over this admittedly soft limit is alright, so long as they don't hit the Superman/Dr. Manhattan threshold, they should be fine. A stipulation to this is big old powers with either very conditional requirements, or a rather glaring weakness. Slapping someone with enough kinetic force to instantly cook them is not okay, but if the character needs to down a whole bottle of Crystal Pepsi in order to do so, that would be alright.
  • Decisions
    My word and the word of anyone I appoint as a Co-OP (yes, there will be co-ops) is binding. If you don’t like a decision, you can, of course, ask for us to reconsider it. Once. If we made a decision you don’t like, complaining for pages and pages is not going to endear you to anyone. Not me, not the Co-OPs and not your fellow writers.
    On that note, my word won't necessarily overrule the word of the Co-OPs.
  • Post Quality
    While I typically don't care too much about short posts, please put the effort in to have proper spelling, and grammar. Ideally, try and get more than a sentence in. If the whole of your post is "John Wayne scheduled a cigarette commercial." don't be surprised if no one responds to you.
  • Posting
    Nothing is worse than making an RP only for it to die. Please try to make at least one post every 48 hours or so. If you find yourself unable to post, please let me know in the OOC thread. If it looks like you've abandoned a character in the middle of a fight scene I might decide to kill them off... I'm kidding... maybe.
    On the other hand, a page and a half of IC in a few hours, is close to too much to handle for a number of people, especially if the pace continues as they try to post. Try and keep a happy medium of not too fast but not too slow in terms of thread activity, at least IC wise, blow the OOC up if you want.
  • OOC/IC Etiquette
    Remember the Golden Rule: don't be a dick. Attitude classed as passive aggressive, outwardly antagonistic, uncooperative, or otherwise rude behaviour will not fly in this thread, period. ICly, be the character you want, say whatever, do whatever, but remember to disconnect between character conflict and IRL conflict. A single outburst is not damning for thread participation, but if it continues into multiple events, you will be removed from this thread.

    IC wise, so long as you aren't soloing everything in your path without harm, you should be good to go, remember, failure is the greatest method of character development.
  • Character Death
    It happens, no one likes it, no one may particularly want it, but there are times where it's unavoidable. Remember, death is the second greatest method of character development. And besides, it's a superhero RP, if there wasn't a chance for them to not actually be dead, it'll probably happen. So long as no one finds a body.
  • Keep if PG-13
    This is a given, site rules dictate this. My disappointment will reach untold levels if the Mods roll up like a Chilean Army helicopter.
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[size=150][b]Character Description[/b][/size]
[list][b] Name:[/b]
[b]Aliases:[/b] (What they go by when wearing spandex and a fashionable cape)
[b]Gender:[/b]
[b]Age:[/b]
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[list][b]Goals:[/b] (What is your character aiming to do?)
[b]Fears:[/b] (Is there something they fear they might do… or are they afraid of clowns?)
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[b]Source of Power[/b]: (Are you a mythological monster?  Are you genetically enhanced?  An alien?  A creature from another dimension?  Or perhaps just someone in a fancy suit?)
[b]Powers [/b]: (Please be specific about things like strength and speed. Also, if there are any conditions to how powers work, list these here)
[b]Abilities[/b]: (Are they particularly skilled in things, that aren't superhuman abilities, that someone on the street might not be so good at?)
[b]Equipment[/b]: (Is there anything special they have that you might not normally be able to get? e.g. military weapons)
[b]Weaknesses[/b]: (These are things that will put you at a disadvantage in combat.  Personality traits are not weaknesses. Use these to keep your character balanced. It is not essential that you add them, if myself or the Co-OPs think they're necessary we'll help you out with making them.)
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[hr][/hr][size=150][b]Background:[/b][/size]
[list][b]Job[/b]: (Outside of crime fighting, what do they do as a job, if anything? Or are they a full time crimefighter?)
[b]Legal Status[/b]: (Citizenship, felon status, etc.)
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Postby Anowa » Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:21 pm

DRAMATIS PERSONAE


NON PERSON ACTORS

      Epoch LLC::Image
      Founded in 1994 by Dr. Anthony Cross, Epoch LLC was originally Epoch Industries, a machinery manufacturer in Carbon, Texas. Post 9/11 Epoch went through a rebranding and opened offices in Silicon Valley and a duo of manufacturing plants in Detroit, it's primary manufacturing plant in Carbon expanded, and by the end of the year it began offering cost-effective man portable drones and loitering munitions to the US military. By the 2003 invasion, Epoch's services had expanded to advanced prosthetics and early exoskeletons. Epoch would remain an indomitable robotics giant well in to the 2010s, in addition to acting as a public sponsor for the League of Twelve and a meta-human academy in Maine.

      In 2009 launching a line of autonomous 'androids' to provide assisted living at home and to provide companionship, they also announced large expansions in to the fields of energy, materials, pharmaceuticals and biomedicine, opening three more manufacturing plants in the city of Detroit. Later that year they also became a primary contractor for the US military and it's overseas allies, primarily providing advanced munitions and autonomous aircraft.

      In the last 4 years, Epoch has developed fully functioning AI, continued their product line of home assistance androids (often integrating the two), and had developed a private security division headquartered primarily in Detroit, with licensing in all US States, Canada, Iraq and Brazil. Epoch's efforts in revitalising the decaying city of Detroit, their insistence on keeping it's products made in America by Americans, and their surprisingly low cost prices on their product have managed to endear them to a vast number of politicians.


      EldSök Foundation Stichting::Image::
      Its predecessor organization, Eldsök AB, was founded in 1934 by Erik Sundberg in Stockholm, Sweden. It begun as an import/export company that did business between Sweden and Germany from its founding to the end of WW2. It Pivoted to Research, Development and Marketing after poaching talent from the collapsing third Reich. It became an indispensable backbone of Swedish military, industrial and consumer sectors from the 1950s onward, often recycling projects scaped by the public and private sector.

      In the 60s it would become a clandestine hand behind Sweden's pro-third world policies, providing support to a variety of national liberation movements, in exchange for broad access to their countries after independence. By the 70s the consequence of its connections to nazis in the 30s and 40s would lead it to fight a shadow war against a variety of neo-nazi groups, with the conflict coming out in the open with the assassination of the company's Erik's successor, Patrik Sundberg.

      In the early 1980s, The Eldsök Foundation was created, reorganizing Eldsök AB and its for profit and non-profit arms under ownership of a 'non-profit' organization in order to protect the company from taxation and anti-trust laws in both Sweden and Europe. Today the Eldsök Foundation is known as a major player in metahuman advocacy and European integration, along with being the operators of the Marviken Community, a planned community billed as having the 'greatest genetic diversity in the world', built around its crown jewel of research and development, the Marviken Advanced Research Facility.


      Reichs Industrie Gesellschaft mbH::Image
      Founded by Ludendorff in December 1916 as the Kriegswirtschaftsbüro (War Economy Bureau) to control, guide and combine the efforts of the german industry for the total war that Ludendorff was intending to wage, the KWB found itself out of work after the Treaty of Versailles was signed. With bright minds in it who had already established connections with known industrial figures, the KWB was able to reinvent itself as the Reichs Industrie Gesellschaft (Imperial Industrial Society) and weather the economic depression that hit Germany.

      After the Second World War, the company relocated to Central Germany, successfully re-establishing itself there with a white vest, despite rumours slave labour during the war. In fact, the RIG's vest was too white for there to be nothing larger at work. Having initially begun as a small company producing electric appliances and chemical agents, the RIG started to rapidly diversify its field of expertise, launching an arms production subsidiary with Krupp, entering the biologics and genetics field with a subsidiary bought from the BAYER AG and entered the agricultural and food market with Nestle.

      These days the RIG remains as one of Europe's largest megacorporations, though its public image has started to suffer with the rapid and easy spread of information in the modern day and age, revealing multiple questionable business practices, primarily in underdeveloped regions such as southern and central Asia, Africa and Latin America. With the RIG's R&D teams failing to produce new and innovative technologies ever since 2017, it seems like the RIG's once so secure position on the market might get toppled.


      Kaiser-Cola GmbH::Image::
      In 1888, John Pemberton, a failed pharmacist, was sick and dying. The first sales for his new carbonated wonder tonic proved unsuccessful, and he was desperate to sell the patent to his formula. Extremely ill, he sent a letter and a box of his elixir on a whim to the German government. Due to a variety of mix ups, both the letter and the drink came to the desk of Kaiser Wilhelm II himself. A month later, the German Empire would purchase Pemberton's patent and create a new corporation—Kaiser Kola.

      Kaiser Kola took Europe by storm, kickstarting a soda craze and monopolising on it. For over 50 years, Kaiser Kola would reign supreme—until it made the mistake of partnering with the Nazi Party. By 1945, Kaiser Kola would be pushed out of Eastern Europe, with the Soviets setting up their own soda corporation using a captured Kaiser Kola formula during Europe's post-war reconstruction: Perestroika Party Cola.

      Throughout the Cold War, past the fall of the USSR and even still to the modern day, Kaiser Kola and Perestroika Party Cola battled for control of not just Europe's soft drink market, but the world's. In order to gain an advantage, Kaiser Kola took to morally ambiguous means—exploitation of third world countries, covert sabotage, funding coups. And, in recent years, metahuman experimentation. Today, it remains one of the world's leading soda mega-corporations, still seeking new ways to defeat their opponents. By any means necessary.


      Armaments and Research Energy Syndicate Ltd.::Image
      The Armaments Research and Energy Syndicate, or A.R.E.S, was established in 1994 in Scotland. A newcomer, the small firm took the corporate world by storm, releasing a string of advanced new weapon systems and clean energy sources rival, or even superior, to what Britain's premier companies could produce. Unlike most runt companies, however, this one only continued to expand—growing into Britain's largest weapons and energy research corporation within just a few years. A few years later, it had established a complete monopoly on government weapons development and supply contracts on the isles. Plasma-based energy weapons, railguns, lighting-throwers and more came out of A.R.E.S's research facilities, for a high price.

      A.R.E.S's exponential growth didn't stop there as soon afterwards they began to expand onto continental Europe over the span of almost two decades, establishing itself as one of Europe's premier Armaments and Energy Corporations, rivalling the likes of RIG and EldSoc. Yet, as the company grow, so did the scrutiny it was put under. Sometimes, top researchers from other rival corporations would abruptly switch employment, officials would meet tragic accidents only to be replaced by agents who'd exclusively give government contracts to A.R.E.S, certain criminal elements would be sighted armed with surprisingly advanced equipment.

      All of this came to the forefront in 2018 at the "A.R.E.S-Syndicate Scandal," where anonymous leaks would provide evidence of A.R.E.S having active connections with a secret criminal organisation known as "The Syndicate"—a continent wide organisation uniting most of Europe's major criminal mobs. As the Syndicate was dismantled by government agencies and superheroes, A.R.E.S was put under heavy investigation as investors abandoned the company and stocks plummeted like flies.

      Countless high ranking employees were arrested as offices across the continent closed down. Almost brought to bankruptcy, A.R.E.S just barely managed to come back from the brink via mass sales of many of its assets as well as scapegoat purges of its staff. Finally, in 2020, A.R.E.S was designated as "clean" by government agencies, free of corruption and criminal connections. Free to continue business, the corporation began rapidly rebuilding itself, once more becoming a notable actor on the corporate stage, albeit without much of the resources or influence it once had and under significantly more scrutiny. Most recently, the A.R.E.S corporation has sought out expansion into America, spearheaded by C.E.T.O (Clean Energy for Terra Offices), A.R.E.S's clean energy subsidiary division.
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Tagging. Application will be made soon..
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Phoenix ‘Scrap’ Tatopoulos

Postby Puranas » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:00 pm

Gonna edit my app into here.

Edit: Here’s v10’s application for a version of Scrap.
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Phoenix Tatopoulos
    Aliases: Scrap
    Gender: Female
    Age: 16-years-old
    Appearance:
    Face close-up
    Scrap costume
    Eye Color(s):
    Right Eye: Jade Green
    Left Eye: Light Blue
    Hair Color: Black with red highlights
    Height: 5 feet 2 inches/157.48 centimeters



Motivations
    Goals:
  • Put dent in gang control of her neighborhood
  • Get accepted into a good engineering college
  • Not lose anymore family
  • Fight corruption of dirty cops and politicians
  • Prove governmental hypocrisy
  • Open her own garage
    Fears:
  • Losing another family member
  • Gang warfare going out of control
  • Losing fight against illegal drug trade
  • Accidentally killing someone


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Super Intelligence Mutation
    Powers :
  • Genius - Though currently mostly self taught, Scrap is a natural born prodigy. Everything she uses in costume is both designed, built, and maintained herself.
    Abilities:
  • MacGyverisms - Scrap is able to turn raw materials she scrounges from her grandfather’s junkyard and other sources into gadgets she can use in the field.
  • Tailoring - Though no expert, Scrap not only homemade her costume but maintains and repairs it when parts get damaged.
  • Mechanic - While no professional, Scrap designed, built, and maintains her Scrap Cycle herself. She’ll also perform basic maintenance on the motorcycle she uses as her civilian transportation.
  • Self-Defense Training/Street Fighting - While no professional fighter, Scrap has taken civilian self defense classes and picked up a lot of ways to fight while growing up on the streets. She has also picked up some of the brawling techniques used by her grandfather and his friends.
  • First Aid Training - Picked up originally to prevent any awkward hospital visits, Scrap has the basic knowledge to deal with basic injuries.
  • Parkour And Gymnastics - Used for many years before Phoenix got her license, this was her main means of traversing around her neighborhood. Both as Scrap and in her civilian life, she continues to use it to reach places her bikes can either not reach, not fit, or would blow her stealth. Combined with Phoenix attending gymnastics classes essentially ever since she could walk, she is highly flexible and healthily athletic.
    Equipment:
  • Custom Smartphone - A self-built and programmed model, Scrap’s phone can wirelessly sync with her goggles and mask, and has apps designed specifically for use in the field. She has separate cases for it that she’ll swap between for time as Scrap and civilian life.
  • Scrap Costume - Soaked in a custom concoction of off the shelf chemicals, her Scrap costume is equivalent to modern designs in defense against blades and bullets similar to those used by police, minus the weight. Thanks to normal wear, she has to reapply the solution every now and then. Half intentionally to hide Phoenix’s distinctive physical features, the outfit includes smart goggles - provides her with a heads-up display, ultraviolet/thermal vision, and integrated audio - and an air-tight mask - provides limited filtration capabilities, short term air supply, a built-in microphone, and some voice changing ability - all able to wirelessly sync with her phone and the Scrap Cycle.
  • Scrap Cycle - A custom designed and self-built two-wheeled vehicle, the Scrap Cycle is her means of transportation when in costume (which it can wirelessly sync with). Commonly used features are multi-spectrum lights, white noise speakers to make the engine quieter, and integrated dart launchers. It also has fold out wheels that allow Scrap to make use of the city’s rail system as both a means to get around and recharge its batteries. She also possesses a separate motorcycle for her civilian life where it is not only her pride and joy and a well maintained means of transportation, but a useful way to provide an excuse for some ways she can get dirty and/or injured while out and about as Scrap.
  • Tool Kit - Her version of the cliche utility belt, this is Scrap’s supply of self-made and store bought gear. Contents can vary, but it is not uncommon to see grapplers, multi-tools, Swiss Army knives, rope, cables, cable ties, a stethoscope, twist ties, electronic lock picks, physical lock picks, wire cutters, zip tie cuffs, bolos, zip lines, a camera, snacks, funds ‘liberated’ from criminals she’s fought, and the like.
  • Dart Launcher Gauntlets - Worn around her wrists, these are Scrap’s main means of combat. Given her lack of supplies, aside from normal darts, she’ll usually maintain a supply of taser and tracking darts. The Gauntlets are also designed with cutting ‘dorsal fins’ and are overall hardened if she needs to block a blade strike or punch someone.
  • Chain Knuckles - A knuckle-like extra add-on for her gloves that Scrap crafted from repurposed bicycle chains for when she needs more oomph to her punches than her gauntlets alone can provide. Custom circuitry allows for her to mildly electrify the striking surface at will.
  • Scrap Cave - Centered around a self-modified abandoned subway station, the Scrap Cave is her secret base of operations where she plots, plans, experiments, designs, crafts, and otherwise works on her gear. There is also a ‘public’ above ground section her civilian friends are aware of and is often used as the group’s hang-out spot.
    Weaknesses:
  • Durability And Reliability - Given the majority of her gear is self-made from recycled scrap, the durability can vary, but is usually less than anything professionally made. This home made nature of her gear can also result in a few more duds and misfires than professional equipment would permit.
  • Electricity And Water - Scrap’s outfit and gear aren’t really grounded or insulated, so not only could a decent enough surge fry her equipment, but could also potentially knock her out or even kill her. Also, Scrap’s electrical equipment can be shorted out if drenched in water; This can not only disable her ability to deal stun damage, but carries the ever slim chance of it discharging into her body instead.
  • Hacking - As she’s self taught, Scrap’s coding and encryption skills would likely be no match against a meta or mundane specialized in electronic breaching.
  • Legality - Scrap is technically breaking many laws in her fight against gangs. From the list of crimes she’s committed fighting crime, Scrap could technically see jail time herself.


Background:
    Job: Part timer at grandfather’s junkyard and various jobs during breaks from school
    Legal Status:
  • Civilian - Public high school student
  • In Costume - Vigilante
    Backstory: Born to a Scottish American mother and Greek American father, Phoenix grew up learning about both sides of her heritage. The fact her maternal grandfather, a retired Marine who owns and operated a private junkyard, was a major feature in her life was certainly no small reason for this interest. Growing up, she loved hearing his stories, like how his mother, her great-grandmother, was a selkie.

    Though it was obvious from a young age - among other things, she took apart the family’s toaster at the age of four and tried to ‘improve’ it - this was initially passed off as just inheriting her grandfather’s mechanical aptitude and curiosity. It wasn’t until she was officially tested that her superhuman intelligence was discovered. However, only a few days into first grade tragedy struck: a new gang was making moves against the established gangs that controlled the neighborhood and Phoenix’s parents were caught in the crossfire. Killed in a burglary gone wrong while she was sleeping over at a friend’s place, she was lucky that it was her friend’s mom who found the bodies. It was only her grandfather’s close association with her which prevented Phoenix from entering the system; though legally adopted by her grandfather and moving in with him, she still kept her father’s surname.

    While still legal owners of the Tatopoulos home, neither could even bring themselves to really enter for years, though her grandfather did empty the perishables and got Phoenix’s things moved out. Such a loss at such a young age had quite the impact on the girl - though already pretty much a tomboy, she withdrew more into the world of machines to escape. In fact, if not for the efforts of her organic friends, she might have disappeared into that world fully; though she did manage to wrangle a ‘secret base’ built as a clubhouse on her grandfather’s junkyard. Over the years, her friends preventing her from losing herself or becoming suicidal, Phoenix established herself as a gear head type. As the childhood clubhouse developed into a proper living area through the efforts of not only Phoenix and her friends, but her grandfather and his comrades, it became the site of regular slumber parties and general hanging out - eventually, Phoenix moved into the former clubhouse full time (still a dependent on her grandfather, and being still on his property, she didn’t qualify as an emancipated minor).

    What Phoenix hadn’t told anyone about was the abandoned subway station she had discovered underneath her clubhouse early on. Making sure to secure hidden access points to it from the public above ground section, she personally worked on converting it into a secret base from which to find and get revenge against the gangs that killed her parents; this aim shifted somewhat in sixth grade when a close friend was unexpectedly rendered comatose from a drug overdose. This second event opened her eyes beyond just her revenge to the wider problems the gangs were causing in her neighborhood. Starting by acting as a private citizen - earning the distinctive scar across her nose in an attempted mugging (luckily a passing beat cop managed to apprehend the criminal before anything else happened), it wasn’t long before the preteen was donning the first incarnation of her Scrap costume and taking to the night streets to better find and anonymously report crime.

    Following the mugging incident, in addition to her lifelong gymnastic classes, Phoenix’s grandfather mandated she take self-defense lessons. Taking what she learned from public lessons at the local community center (she also decided to take first aid classes there as well), she began more proactively stopping crimes. Especially after accidentally figuring out a concoction that rendered the fabric aspects of her costume as tough as Kevlar, Phoenix’s Scrap persona became more widely known - though most thugs would rather die before admitting they were beaten by a kid.

    Over the next four years, Phoenix developed a sort of grudge against most government metas: while she was out dealing with gang bangers, drug pushers, and other street level hoodlums, you rarely heard about government heroes being involved in anything not high profile. Sure, the girl understood the need to thwart bank robbers, international terrorists, serial murderers, and the rest, but she felt this was more and more all she was hearing about them; there were a couple, however, she did hear things about a few that made them exceptions in her books.

    During those same years, Scrap became more publically known with agents from the NYPD and others trying to bring the clearly young vigilante in ‘for her own good’. Thanks to salvaged police scanners, years of learning secret shortcuts, and nightly practice at hiding, Phoenix has thus far been able to avoid being cornered; though, even she’ll say it’s often because of bigger fish to fry.
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Pretty sure I got all the old TIAMA references removed.
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Glad to see this back.
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Postby Lusenocte » Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:35 am

Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Lilia Einen
    Aliases: Storyteller
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25 years old
    Appearance:
    Images.Without the mask, he possesses a short, brown hair, a pair of snake eyes, and pale skin with clusters of scales scattered across his whole body. Measurement of height and weight are respectively 158 cm and 57 kg



Motivations
    Goals: Utilize his newfound power to solve all problem that occurs in the world, without killing anyone in the process
    Fears: Roaches, spiders, blood, dead bodies


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: A contract made with an unknown serpentine entity who refuses to name Itself and a small, empty book with 15 pages dubbed the 'Serpent's Will'
    Powers :
    A Story Made True:
    Storyteller's book, the Serpent's Will is a powerful tool granted by an unrecorded and unnamed serpent deity. Whenever the Storyteller writes any "story" of what will happen in it, and he finishes the writing with a dot, it will become a reality. For example, if he writes "A can of soda will manifest before me", then a can of soda will manifest before him. The book itself is linked with his own will, and so small details spared from the writing will follow his own mind when he writes it, and whenever the book goes too far from him, it will disappear and reappear later in his dream, ready to be taken back into his own hand.

    However, there are some limitations. First are the rules set upon by the serpent deity during the pact signing. With that book, the Storyteller cannot:
    1. Bring the dead to life
    2. Mess with time
    3. Kill off any person directly, be it through the sudden deactivation of target's organs, the forcing of an object towards a person in an instant and vice versa
    4. See through the future
    5. Alter, control, or predispose the mind of any person for any purpose
    6. Create a catastrophic level of disaster

    Second is the way the book works. Every time the Storyteller completes a story and uses a page or more, then the page used for the writing will turn black, preventing it from being used again. Once all the pages turned black, it can be restored through a ritual which includes 8 hours of non-stop prayers offered to the serpent deity and the fifteen people who made for the pages of the book through the sacrificial ritual committed for the book.

    Mind Writing:
    The Storyteller can quickly create writings or symbols into the 'Serpent's Will' book with his own mind regardless of range, so long as the page itself is within his sight.

    Partial Serpentine Physiology
    According to the contract made with the serpent deity and by the Storyteller's wish, he is cursed so that everytime he kills any creatures aside from plants, fungi, and microorganisms, his body will experience an unchangeable and irreversible morph into that of a snake. This occurs in several phases, and in an incident, the Storyteller accidentally killed 3 people, resulting in his snake eyes, pale skin with few scales, and poikilothermic body. However, despite the changes, the Storyteller can still accept any form of nutrition like human beings instead of being a carnivore, at least for now.

    Extradimensional Bond:
    The bond between the Storyteller and the serpent deity bypasses dimensional difference. And through that, the serpent deity can "speak" to the Storyteller by projecting Its voices to his mind, while the Storyteller's voices as well as inner thoughts can be heard by the serpent deity Itself.

    Abilities:
    Voice Acting: As someone who loves reading stories, he possesses a wide range of voices from a young girl, an adult woman, or even an old man.

    Penmanship Expert: Just because the Storyteller has the ability to write with his mind, this doesn't mean that he has poor penmanship. In fact, he can write excellently with his hands, and he can perfectly write all sorts of font quite easily.

    Equipment: The Storyteller only carries with him the 'Serpent's Will' book as an equipment.

    Weaknesses:
    No Brawn: The Storyteller never exercised in his whole life, and so his physical strength is considered as non-existent. For the record, he cannot even lift a fully filled gallon of water for more than 4 seconds. And he has low physical resistance as well, with a simple slap that people could often shrug off can result in quite the injury.


    Curse of the Pacifist: Despite having a reality bending power, the Storyteller dreads the thought of having to kill in order to fulfill his missions. And so, by his strong will and refusal to partake in the destructive serpent deity's resurrection into the real world, he was set up into a curse. Everytime he kills any creatures with equal level of sapience to that of a normal human, his body will experience an unchangeable and irreversible morph into that of a snake. This happens in phases, and if he reaches the limit, he will become a full fledged snake without any capability to speak or use the Serpent's Will book.

    Cold-Blooded: As a result of the curse, the Storyteller becomes a cold-blooded/poikilothermic human, lacking any internal way to stabilize his body temperature. This results in him requiring a special treatment in order to maintain his body temperature to stable.


Background:
    Job: Part time hero and current leader of a now defunct and hidden cult called 'Serpent's Zealots'
    Legal Status: Lilia is presumed dead, but UNMAO found him after a certain incident and promised to guarantee the secrecy of his life and his cult as well as register his status as a meta-human.
    Backstory: Lilia Einen was born in Marshall Islands to a mother named Yasmina Einen who quickly divorced her husband even before Lilia was born due to domestic abuse she constantly received. Due to all the violence from her husband, Yasmina despised men, and hoped for her pregnant child to be a woman instead. Alas, the child turned out to be a boy, and she grieved so hard, she once attempted to abandon her newborn baby, but she didn't do it in fear of loneliness. And so, she named him "Lilia". This was her first step into forcing her baby into becoming the daughter she always desired.

    When Lilia was still young, his mother only gave him girl's clothing to wear everyday, called him "my princess", and she would often be angry if Lilia ever complained about it. He was also a subject to bullying by the kids around him, resulting in his introverted nature. This also resulted in his mother keeping him away from the outside world as much as possible 'for his own safety'.

    What Lilia lacked in friends, though, he made up for the stacks of books, from fiction to nonfiction, mostly provided by his mother who doted on him very much. His favorite pastimes beside reading was daydreaming. He would lay down while putting himself in one of the story he read, or maybe even created a world within his own mind. At that time, he took a great interest in his mother's study of snakes, with her being a former specialist of snakes before her life fell apart. Her profound obsession of snakes would soon reveal a much darker secret behind it.

    During Lilia's 20th birthday, his mother gifted him with a delicious cake that had been Lilia's dream to eat during his birthday for years. However, he fell unconscious as soon as he took a bite from it. As it turned out, the cake was laced with a dangerous medicine that can cause deep sleep for hours when ingested. This was his mother's last kindness as she turned out to be a member of a serpent-worshiping cult called the 'Serpent's Zealots'. He was brought into a cult ceremony where his life would be sacrificed for a sacred artifact they held called the 'Serpent's Will', a book believed to hold a reality warping power.

    Yasmina arrived with her unconscious son at the ceremony, which occurred in the basement of an abandoned house and Lilia was presented in an altar while the cult members, including Yasmina herself, made the preparation for the sacrificial ritual. When all that happened, Lilia dreamed of meeting the Serpent itself, and It claimed that It can connect Itself with certain people through a dream world in which It ruled over. The Serpent possessed a white scale and a seemingly endless body length in the endlessly black world, and It explained everything to Lilia, from Its divinity, until Its purpose of purging humanity of its life and flaws. And after the serpent deity explained everything, It gave Lilia two ways; either become the sixteenth page of the 'Serpent's Will' as other sacrifices did, or be awakened from the dream and chosen as Its manifested Will, gaining the reality bending power of the sacred book and the duty of purging humanity. The second choice was a choice he never gave to the sacrifices that preceded Lilia, as It deemed the sacrifices before as necessary to add the pages of the book. He chose the second, but instead of purging humanity, he chose to save it without costing any lives. It laughed at Lilia at first, but he remained undeterred. Intrigued by Lilia's will to save humanity without any murder on his own hands, It decided to set up a Pact with him, resulting in the limitations of the Serpent's Will as well as the curse set upon Lilia until present days.

    He soon woke up, tied on a small pillar, with the Altar consisting of the 'Serpent's Will' book, an empty parchment paper, and several other tools. This shocked everyone in the ritual, as no one had been conscious during the ritual process until the end. Urged to finish the ritual before anything went wrong, three of the cult members decided to quickly kill Lilia in order to finish the ritual, only to be interrupted by a flying sword that slashed through their neck. All three cult members died, and one of the pages within the book turned black. Everyone suddenly realized what happened. The cult members who were still alive realized that Lilia had been chosen to carry the Serpent's Will, and Lilia himself realized that he had murdered three people to save his own life out of fear and self-preservation. By the curse, his body underwent a change, one he could not reverse even using the book. The Serpent laughed in his mind, and he soon fell into heavy tears. Yasmina, who couldn't see her beloved child crying, and pushed by guilt, freed him from the pillar, pulled him into her embrace, and loudly declared that her son had become the very promised savior of the cult.

    5 years passed by, the year is 2022, and many things had been done by Lilia to reform the ways of the cult. Since then, Lilia changed the cult's way of thinking, and quickly reformed the cult into a kinder version with zero sacrifices needed. He also set up a magical barrier around the house, that its existence, as well as the residence inside, would be irrelevant to any onlookers as long as they stay inside the house, insisting that the house was to become their prison in the stead of an actual prison.

    But even with such a powerful measure imposed upon his territory, the UN-founded body in charge of meta-human affairs, UNMAO spotted a strange reality shift at the cult's abandoned house, and sent forth their investigative body, IRIS, to investigate the anomaly. Soon after the anomaly was finally figured out, guards were dispatched around the house to commit to lookout duty. Surprised to see the guards around, Lilia dismissed the reality shift and began a conversation with the guards. After the conversation, Lilia held a grasp over the current situation in the world, and decided that joining the cause of UNMAO would be the best way to fulfill his missions. Thankfully, they agreed on keeping the public status of Lilia as dead while accepting him into the organization. Now bearing the alias of 'Storyteller', which he chose because how similar is his power to telling a story and imposing it upon real life, he is now fully prepared to complete his mission, and see the serpent deity proven wrong over the need of total purge of human lives in order to create a better one.
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Character Description
    Name: Hyacinthe "Hy" Barredo
    Aliases: Acero
    Gender: Female
    Age: 26
    Appearance: Linky

    Height/Weight: 5'1, 113 lbs

Motivations

    Goals: Hy's goals are fairly classic; keep the peace, wage a war on crime, and keep her city of location safe. All of the above should be achieved by any means necessary.

    Fears: Being isolated outside of a city or urban environment, needles, and death, more so her own death versus the death of others.

Strengths and Weaknesses

    Source of Power: Genetic Mutation

    Powers:
    • Metallic Shaping: Hy's most primary power revolves around the ability to shape and control most metals. She holds the strongest control over iron and iron alloys such as steel, but the power extends to a wide variety of other metals, such as copper, bronze, gold, zinc, magnesium, etc. The level of shaping and transformation that she's capable of depends on how much time she has and how much fatigue she's currently bearing; a simple physical change is something very feasible and routine, while something more intensive such as actively melting metal and changing its state will be much more cumbersome and difficult. Common applications of this power include creating armor and shields out of available metals, using metal as sharp or blunt weapons, breaking through any metal barriers by shattering their surfaces or fixtures, weakening reinforced concrete surfaces by tearing out the rebar and creating a (one at a time) golem out of metal.

    • Skeletal Hardening: Most trace metals are far too scant for Hy to make any sort of meaningful transformation with, which prevents her from literally shaping ANYTHING she wants. The rare exception to this is the trace metals in her own skeleton, which she can manipulate the properties of in order to harden and solidify the bones in her body. This makes her much more resistant to punishment, able to walk off injuries that would usually lead to serious fractures.

    Abilities:
    • LEO: As a former police officer in Buenos Aires, Hy has gained a considerable amount of field training and is no slouch when stripped of her powers. Skills acquired through her former role and its associated training include firearm-related knowledge, first aid experience, and instruction on how to defuse conflicts and hostile situations in some minor capacities. She lacks the specialized prowess of someone like a Navy SEAL, but it's enough to put her a caliber above most civilians.

    • Boxer: Hy dabbled in boxing throughout her youth, and while she was never skilled enough at the sport to flip into a career, it's given her one hell of a punch. She can hit hard and fast when forced into a position where she has to go close-quarters, and the fact that she still regularly conditions and trains in the gym means that she's in nothing but excellent shape for a brawl.

    Equipment:
    • Daggered Bracelets: Hy received these seemingly-simple metal bracelets as a gift from an uncle, and wears one on each wrist. When a clasp on the underside of each band is released, a small spike pops out, allowing for some additional utility when engaging in close-quarters. As well, these bracelets can be used as "conduits" for her metallic shaping, as she's found that drawing metal to an actual metallic appliance is much more effective than drawing it with just her bare hands.

    • Glock 19 Pistol: Exactly what it says on the tin. Standard issue for those involved in UNMAO IRIS enforcement, comes with ammo.

    Weaknesses:
    • Different Levels: Hy's metallic shaping is constrained by various limitations, and often functions with different levels of effectiveness depending on the situation. As mentioned previously, iron and iron alloys react much more strongly with her powers versus other metals such as copper. Smaller or more trace-like quantities of metal are extremely difficult to draw in comparison to tangible or visible sources of metal such as a coin, which prevents her from making massive transformations in everything from bottled water to blood unless the source is extremely intimate to her own body (i.e, her bones). Distance and scale of transformation are also key limitations; transforming large quantities of metal or transforming it to a massive degree (i.e, vaporizing a metal beam) are extremely difficult unless she's at her fullest level of health possible and has a significant amount of focused time. Additionally, her powers are at their most effective when she's able to directly see what she's controlling, and sources of metal out of her eyesight or hidden behind other materials pose additional layers of complexity to her powers. This can be circumvented through the use of another piece of metal such as her bracelets to draw metal out of its metaphorical hiding place, but this isn't always practical in the field. Finally, the purity of metal also plays a role. Controlling pieces of pure, untainted, and refined metal are extremely easy, while extracting earthen metals, traces, or even metals tainted by forces such as rust is much more difficult and her powers are much weaker in these circumstances.

    • Elements Affecting Metal: If a force can warp or badly affect metal, it'll largely nullify Hy's powers as a consequence. This includes extreme heat, extreme cold, rust, corrosion, magnetism, and especially strong electrical currents. Any makeshift weapons or armor she tries to conjure would be wrecked or actively weakened by the presence of an element such as heavy corrosives, and where metal is especially conductive (i.e, heat and electrical energy), using her powers poses a serious risk to her own safety and condition. As a consequence, she has to tread much more carefully around these elements and tread even more carefully around metahumans with power over these elements.

    Background:
      Job: Former First Officer with the Buenos Aires City Police, now a full-time employee of UNMAO's International Registry and Investigative Service
      Legal Status: Argentinian citizen with a clean criminal record

      Backstory: Hyacinthe Barredo, who would soon be known as "Hy" by her own name-loathing insistence, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1996, the only daughter of a nurse and a police officer living in the city's Villa Lugano neighborhood. As a kid, she developed a reputation in her neighborhood for being a hothead to the most perfect definition of the word, constantly picking fights and getting into trouble with the few authority figures in her life due to constant teasing over her short stature and poor academic performance. This was only made worse by the discovery of her power over metals of all varieties at a young age, as she would often mess around with her skills to engage in local mischief and win fights with some dirty employments of her unique traits. After getting into a fistfight and knocking two of her ex-best friend's teeth out with her rings when she was 14, Hy was deemed a "hopeless case" by her parents and sent to live with her uncle across the city in the hopes of cooling her head down and giving her a change of scenery. It was a fairly effective move. In fact, it was so effective that she never moved back home.

      Thanks to some strict discipline and an introduction to boxing on the part of her uncle, Hy eventually got her life straightened out and found an outlet for her massive temper, allowing her to stay stable enough to graduate secondary school without a major incident. Balking at the idea of sitting at a desk for the rest of her life, she eventually gave in to the targeted ad campaigns and joined the Buenos Aires City Police, hoping to follow in her father's footsteps and do some work with the community. Metahuman officers were in high demand, and both her set of powers and her familial connections made her an easy shoo-in for training with the force. Her actions in the field lived up to her potential; within five years, she had been promoted first to First Officer, before receiving a second move up to a Senior Officer position.

      However, it wasn't meant to be for too much longer. Growing exhausted and frustrated with the level of corruption and gang control in the barrios of Argentina, disillusionment began to set in for the plucky Hy, and she began to feel as if her efforts were just a raindrop in a barrel of water. She craved a change that would let her play an actual role in tackling metahuman crime, and the options just didn't exist in her home nation. However, they did exist internationally. After stumbling upon a recruitment effort from the UNMAO International Registry and Investigative Service, she signed up almost instantly, desperate to get out of her mucky position regardless of where in the world she was headed next.

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Character Description
    Name: Dwayne Iya Dixon Jr.
    Aliases: Euphoria
    Gender: Male
    Age: 51
    Appearance: The Man
    The Mask

    Height/Weight: 6'4, 211 pounds.

Motivations

    Goals: To get cannabis legalized in New York, and to finish his community service so that the stress of his debt to society can be taken off of his back for good.
    Fears: Life without cannabis. Oh, and assassination. He's on the other side of the country, but gang members are vengeful people, and who knows what could happen if one gets bold. It's why he employs an entire team of bodyguards on a contract basis.


Strengths and Weaknesses

    Source of Power: Dwayne's powers manifested after he was subjected to an experimental medical procedure to treat several medical issues related to his longstanding drug addiction.

    Powers:
  • Enhanced Condition: Exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks to a combination of genetically enhanced body cells, antibodies in the blood, and a handy organ located inside his digestive system, Dwayne's body is in a constant state of full health. Any foreign or toxic substance that enters his body is broken down and processed through his organ, where it is stored and eventually flushed out of the body through the urinary and excretory systems. This means that he cannot get sick from bacteria and virus-borne pathogens (although genetic disorders such as cancer can still affect him), has a natural resistance to most natural and man-made poisons, and constantly remains in perfect health. As well, as a result of his cells' rapid repair rates, Dwayne possesses peak human-level strength, speed, and endurance. On multiple respective occasions, has proven himself to be able to deadlift over 700 lbs, run at speeds of 25 miles per hour, and survive five-story falls onto concrete with just light injuries. In addition to this, he has a moderate regenerative healing factor, and is able to repair large wounds and broken bones within minutes.

  • Euphoric Fist: An unintended side effect of his therapy has given Dwayne the ability to transfer certain high/euphoria-triggering chemicals and hormones through his own skin and into other objects, usually in the form of a touch or punch. This results in the high or inebriation disappearing from Dwayne's body and transferring into the recipient, who is now under an equal level of influence. For example, let's say Dwayne is drinking heavily at a bar, and gets into a fight. If he punches someone sober in the face the victim will soon find themselves much drunker than they were before, while Dwayne will find himself in a more lucid and clear-minded state. The amount of euphoria transferred depends on several factors, including the chemical levels already present in his body, the surface area of the skin contact, and the length of time for which the contact is maintained.

  • Toxic Secretion: It is important to note that consuming too much of a toxic substance (usually drugs) within too short of a time period can result in his organ "overflowing" with toxins, which he must immediately secrete from the body. Performing this act of secretion causes up to a gallon of an oily, purple-tinged substance to flow out of his mouth, nostrils, ear canals, skin pores, and other openings across his body, spraying uncontrollably until the organ is free of toxic waste. This substance is composed of a combination of natural proteins, dissolving chemicals, and whatever foreign substances have recently been broken down by Dwayne's body, creating an extremely toxic mixture that can be extremely dangerous. For example, if Dwayne was to drink too much one night and overload his organ with alcohol, the resulting stream of oil would have an extremely high level of alcohol present. Touching the liquid is usually relatively safe, but if one ingests the fluid or breathes in the fumes that are formed off of it, they will be exposed to extremely high levels of THC, booze, or whatever else is contained inside the oil, levels that can be potentially lethal to the average human. At the height of his drug addiction, it was enough to stop the heart of an Asian elephant.


    Abilities: Dwayne is world-renowned for his skills as an MC, with hip-hop historian James Booker noting his "...impeccable sense of flow, delivery, storytelling, and vocal inflection" in the bestselling book "Rapping: The Art and Science". Additionally, you'd be damned to find someone who can roll a blunt as cleanly and precisely as he can. One would think that smoking so many blunts would make him a liability on the battlefield, but Dwayne actually possesses a decent level of combat intuition. He isn't an expert martial artist by any means, but he knows enough to keep cool and calm in a fight, even when mildly under the influence. He claims that the use of depressants helps subdue his nerves and gives him additional confidence in a fight, but most around him have a sneaking suspicion that he's just gotten acclimatized to fighting while drugged out.

    Equipment: He possesses a wide assortment of drugs (primarily depressants) that he can use for a quick pick-me-up in the midst of battle. This includes a durable steel hip-flask, a wide assortment of syringes containing cannabis liquid concentrates of varying degrees of strength, and several tablets containing prescription drugs such as Percocet, Oxycontin, methadone, and codeine. Thankfully, he carries valid prescriptions for all of these, signed as part of clinical trials relating to his past medical treatments. In terms of actual weapons, he carries a standard-issue Glock 19 and ammo in the field, as provided by the DMA.


    Weaknesses:
  • Skin Contact: The Euphoric Fist requires skin-to-skin contact in order to be effective, as the effectiveness of the transfer is decreased when layers of clothing or armor are present. And not just a touch or a poke either, it usually takes roughly three seconds of prolonged contact with a fist or open hand in order to fully transfer all of the high out of Dwayne's body and into the recipient's. Which is great, except for the fact that getting three seconds of prolonged skin-to-contact can be rather...tough. Something like a full grab, hold, or bear-hug is faster, but even more complicated and risky, especially if the conduit is broken before the three seconds have elapsed, in which case both parties will experience mild euphoria instead of one party experiencing strong euphoria. If he needs to, he can siphon the euphoria off into a non-animate object, but that's a waste of power, and forces him to either get high again or rely on his enhanced condition to win.

  • Toxin Overload: Transferring drugs and transferring highs are not one and the same. Dwayne cannot transfer drugs in any state into another's body, only the feelings of euphoria and high that they create. Any drugs he ingests are broken down in a mid-sized organ located in his digestive system, taking the place of his appendix and part of his intestines. If Dwayne's ingests toxins at a faster rate than it can flush out, it can cause the organ to become backed up with dissolved toxins and begin releasing free fluid into the body's internal cavities, eventually diffusing into the bloodstream. As one can imagine, the sheer amount of toxic material that would end up in the body in this circumstance is extremely deadly, and will lead to the immediate and rapid decay of bodily function if the fluid is not promptly secreted by force. If left untreated, it can be fatal. As a result of all this, he can only use his Euphoric Fist so many times, as overusing it can result in him overloading his body very quickly.

  • Walking Hazard: While Dwayne's powers can be extremely useful in battle, they can also pose a serious threat to his teammates. Accidentally touch a fellow hero, or grab them out of reflex? Well, they're higher than a kite now, and completely useless. As well, while his toxic secretion can be a great last resort, and can save Dwayne's life in certain circumstances, it can be extremely dangerous to any allies caught in the crossfire. Not ideal in a heated fight.


Background:

    Job: Part-Time Employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs...sort of.

    Legal Status: He has been convicted of several charges in the past, including disorderly conduct, firearm possession, and drug possession. His most recent charge resulted in multiple years of jail time, followed by multiple years of community service that was to be spent acting as an employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs.

    Backstory: What is there to say about Dwayne Okafor, aka D-Wayne, that isn't already known? He's a world-famous rapper, songwriter, actor, businessman, media personality, and most recently, a professional crimefighter. However, he wasn't always that way. Decades ago, he was a simple kid born to a large Jamaican family, selling gum, newspapers, and eventually, cocaine to help make ends meet. Despite his parents' best efforts to keep him off the streets and in school, the young Dwayne was headed on a reckless, gang-filled path, culminating in his first stint in juvenile detention, at the age of 18. The arrest came just five days after he received his high school diploma.

    And boy, was it a wake-up call.

    Despite his reluctance to let go of his ties to his local gangs, he began to pursue other passions in the hopes of finding an alternative to a college degree that he couldn't afford, and soon stumbled upon the art of rap. Coming out of jail with nothing but the clothes on his back, a notebook full of rhymes, and the thoroughly imaginative stage name of "D-Wayne", he formed the infamous 672 Crew with two of his cousins, and immediately got to work, playing local shows and releasing a steady stream of mixtapes throughout the early 90's. The local buzz they had built up was enough to gain the group several important cosigns, providing enough of a springboard for him to get into the studio and create his first solo album, D-Wayne's World. The project is considered to be a classic in the world of West Coast hip-hop, and helped popularize the spread of gangsta rap and G-funk that would take over by the mid 90's. The pairing of D-Wayne's soft, delicate flowing patterns and cool delivery with hard-edged lyrics spinning tales of violence, misogyny, and drug abuse gave him a unique market appeal, and with the additional promotional and management drive coming out of a record deal with Death Row Records, D-Wayne was soon a household name, his face and voice inescapable in the world of pop culture.

    However, not everything was as glamorous as one would believe. Dwayne's refusal to let go of his gangbanging lifestyle, combined with his mounting personal issues, soon began to attract media and paparazzi attention, turning the entire world into witnesses of his fall from grace. His longstanding addiction to cannabis had slowly spiraled into a much more aggressive dependency on alcohol, cocaine, and eventually heroin, destroying his physical health to the point where he was no better than a skeleton draped in human skin. Arrests and charges of firearm and drug possession (including one at an international airport) were making headlines, as were his legal battles for custody of his daughter. Due to conflicts with his label, his album releases got fewer and farther between, each with lukewarm critical reception and commercial sales. By the time the new millennium rolled around, he was washed up and out of luck, appreciated for his iconic status in hip-hop, but not for any of his solo output.

    2008 was a life-changing year for the aged rapper. He was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, marijuana, and cocaine during a traffic stop, as well as resisting arrest in the direct aftermath of the incident. Despite hiring the best lawyers that money could buy, he was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal where he would be eligible for parole with good behavior, and would be additionally required to seek treatment for his drug issues. By this point, it was a miracle he was even alive. He had nearly died from a blood infection the previous year, and had recently been diagnosed with an oral infection with the potential to be just as lethal. This was not to mention the countless dermal deformations across his arms and face as a result of snorting and injecting various drugs, and considerable damage to his liver and kidneys. He needed treatment, and he needed it immediately. With whatever money he had left in the bank, he enrolled in an "experimental gene therapy procedure" with a Swiss company known as Medex. The process involved the transplant of a cutting-edge, synthesized organ that acted as a second liver, along with the additional use of gene therapy to increase the strength of healthy cells and strengthen the immune system, allowing Dwayne to take an extended period of time to wean off of drugs without sacrificing his health.

    The initial operation went relatively smoothly, but five days after the incident, after injecting a sedative into Dwayne's body in order to test the organ's proficiency in breaking down foreign drugs, a medical emergency occurred. He began convulsing in his hospital bed, foaming at the mouth with a mixture of blood and an oily, thick, purple substance. He went into cardiac arrest soon after and was rushed to intensive care, where he was placed into a temporary coma. After two days, he finally regained consciousness, and despite being on the brink of death just hours prior, began recovering at a rapid pace, far beyond what his doctors had originally predicted. The scar tissue on his internal organs and skin began to heal, he began to redevelop staggering amounts of muscle mass, and he was even able to naturally fight off his oral infection with the help of a few implants. It was freakishly bizarre, and medical professionals from the world over began knocking on Medex's door for answers.

    After a lot of prodding and pinching, it was revealed that Dwayne had developed full-blown superpowers thanks to his medical procedure, and would likely make a full recovery and beyond. Following a stint in rehab (which was only briefly successful) and an early release from prison following 30 months as a model inmate, he was released back into the world, on the condition that he enlist in ten years of community service as a contributing employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs. Since then, he has rebuilt his public image in a complete 180-degree turn. He cut ties with his criminal past and moved to New York, signing a contract with the DMA soon afterward. His 2013 comeback album "Return of the D" was critically acclaimed by most major music publications and charted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Television and film cameo appearances, entrepreneurial ventures, investments, and a dash of public-appeasing philanthropy to various youth sports charities and local churches have rebuilt his fortune and public profile, despite criticism of his criminal past and slightly...eccentric powerset and public persona. Although, luckily for them, it may all be over soon. Dwayne's community service is scheduled to end in three months, and he is now left at a crossroads; tolerate the accusations and grievances of naysayers and continue to pursue a more constructive lifestyle, or leave it all behind in favor of his lavish, luxurious public persona. Only time will tell what the answer will be.
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Character Description
    Name: Hans Mustermann/Dietrich Ekerhart Haegler
    Aliases: Black Knight
    Gender: Male
    Age: 64 chronologically, otherwise 19
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    Dietrich Ekerhart Haegler

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    About 6'/183 cm tall and weighing about 180 lbs_82 kg.



Motivations
    Goals: Repay the kindness people have shown him and ensure that nobody else has to suffer at the hands of those who made him suffer/Execute Plan Z
    Fears: Actually ending up becoming the very same as those people/death's chill touch and being locked to what comes after with no way back


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Genetically modified, possessed clone
    Powers :
    • Unnatural Healing: Hans appears to be capable of regenerating from even grievous wounds or sicknesses and appears to be capable of ignoring wounds to a certain degree. Dietrich, who doesn't even appear to have a natural body in the first place, does not even possess these limitations and even the destruction or removal of vital bodyparts, or at least what exists of those, does not appear to hinder him beyond what you would physically expect.
    • Unnaturally natural Resilience: Being what appears to be a walking skeleton, Dietrich does not suffer from quite all of the weaknesses of the flesh. Such as air to breathe. Or temperatures that go beyond what most organisms can endure.
    • Unnatural Strength: While by no means naturally weak, both Hans and Dietrich have exhibited strenth beyond what a normal human of their build should have been capable of. Such as lifting people up and tossing them, albeit not very far at all.
    • Balefire: Dietrich is always lit up by unnatural balefire from beyond the veil of death. To a degree he is capable of controlling it, breathing fire or launching blasts of it at people. The fire burns coldly but it does burn nonetheless.
    Abilities:
    • Programmed Combat Training: Among the many experiments performed upon Hans were some which played around with embedding combat skills and techniques in his subconsciousness. It has taken grueling years of therapy and training to clear his subconsciousness to a degree that he isn't a danger to his fellow man and managed to acquire a degree of control over what had been implanted within him. This includes training in the assembly and disassembly, handling and maintenance of firearms and explosives as well as training in close quarters combat methods and the handling of various tools related to it.
    • Occult Knowledge: Hans possesses a surface level understanding of the occult, stemming from his research into the people who made him as well as their modus operandi. By comparison, Dietrich is much more skilled within it.
    Equipment:
    • 2xVz. 61s
    • 1xFireaxe
    • 1xM1911 Colt
    • 3xCombat Knives (1 belt, 2 boots)
    • 4xFragmentation Grenades
    • 1xMedieval Shield (capable of stopping low penetration weapons such as certain shotguns or handguns)
    • 1xSet of Chainmail (capable of stopping regular cutting weapons)
    • 1xHelmet (capable of stopping certain low penetration shotguns or handguns)
    • 1xBreastplate (capable of stopping certain low penetration shotguns or handguns).
    Weaknesses:
    • Religious Aversion: Housing the spirit of a vile, long dead man within him, Hans tends to get dizzy and nauseatic when close to objects of religious reverence. Any of them, though the intensity of the effect depends upon the reverence direct towards that specific object. Your private wooden cruzifix is going to have much less of an effect than the communal place of worship, let alone an ancient artifact of the religion in question. Suffice to say, the effects are even worse upon Dietrich.
    • Leftover Code: Despite the therapy and training, Hans still requires further therapy and care as multiple triggers have not yet been overcome. As such he is still capable of being a danger to others on reflex and in particular his creators might be able to use any remaining triggers against him.
    • Iron: Having had a long history as a symbol of life, pure iron works well to curtail the powers of Dietrich, in particular the healing or in general his control of Hans' body.
    • Stealth Limitations: A skeleton illuminated by the glow of balefire or a dude whose eyes start glowing red when he uses his powers...yeah. Probably more obvious limitations but I put them here.


Background:
    Job: History Bachelorstudent...part time Burger Lord worker/Terrorist Ringleader
    Legal Status: US Citizen/Terrorist
    Backstory: Hans' life started in 1958 as an embryo created in a lab in the depths of the Paraguyan Rainforest. The owners of the lab? O.d.e.S.S.A. The chief scientist? Josef Mengele. The Third Reich and its SS Abteilung für Paranormales, in short SSAfP, may have fallen, but much of the personnel was still alife and through the networking organisation that was OdeSSA the former head of the SSAfP, Dietrich Ekerhart Haegler, slowly pulled all the parts of the old Reich together to begin anew.

    Mengele, obsessed with life extension, cloning and soul transference, managed to procure genetical samples from Haegler from which he decided to try and clone some embryos, grow them and create empty, soulless husks for Haegler to possess in case of his death. The Project was called "Klonprojekt" and the first 5 successfully cloned and grown subjects were called "Klonprojekt Prototyp 1958 Vr. 1-5". Hans was the fifth and last prototype, also the arguably most successful one.

    Sadly, or arguably luckily for Hans, the entire project was doomed to fail from the start. After several failures with the spirits of old natives murdered in the times of the Conquistadores taking possession of the soulless husks that they were, Haegler finally caught wind of what Mengele was doing. That was in 1970, a decade after the SSAfP had been reformed into one large, influential organisation that spanned atleast half the globe and had connections in the rest. Haegler and Mengele had a very lengthy talk which ended with Mengele pulling his hair out because he had wasted valuable resources on an entirely useless project. He scrapped the entire "soul-transference" business later, looking for other methods to extend life. For Hans, this meant some respite. Previously he had been used as nothing but a labrat, normally suspended in a cultivation tank and only released when they wanted to run a couple of tests or experiments. Now he was only suspended in a cultivation tank as some form of trophy or curiosity. Though sometimes they still took him out to go and run a few tests.

    It was during this time that Hans started to develop a personality. That wasn't intended but then again, they hadn't planned to have him stick around as a labrat, having thought he'd either die or eventually be used like a glove by Haegler. Neither came to pass and it left breathing room for a fledgling personality to emerge.

    It continued like that for decades, with Hans developing his personality bit by bit while the Nazis went about their work in Paraguay. But eventually things changed for the better. In 2015, the League of 12 would raid the Paraguyan facility Hans was housed in, taking down the Nazis and liberating a badly traumatised Hans that would be admitted into psychiatric care in the US, specifically the San Francisco Bay Area, every so often brought out for interrogations for information, information he was more than happy to provide, having seen a great deal of faces, having heard a great deal of names and the like. Over the following years the SSAfP would suffer a series of harsh strikes by various government agencies as well as the League of 12, shattering the organisation and eventually bringing down its accursed leader Dietrich in a final confrontation aboard a nuclear submarine in 2017. The Nazi leader would get exorcised, not a single speck of him remaining on this world.

    Or so one would think. It was around this time that Hans would begin to hallucinate, see an old Nazi around him, taunting him, advising him, making him briefly relapse and return to intensive psychiatric care. Due to a lack of the necessary facilities and personnel, he was moved from California to elsewhere. It'd take until 2019 for him to be released, with none of the problems solved but him at the very least not freaking out anymore when he saw the figure. Of course he went back to California...only to be a powerless witness to the San Andreas incident, arriving as it happened and remaining outside of lethal range. He watched all the friends he had made there over the years just...vanish and it broke him.

    He awakened a week later on a motorcycle, wearing all leather and...armed. Confused about his position and situation, he headed to the nearest gas station to refill his tank, just to run into what appeared to be a kidnapping as he saw a bound and gagged person in the back of a car. The sight setting off very bad memories for him, he embarked on some vigilantism and held the driver's at gunpoint untill proper authorities could be notified and brought.

    With the League of 12 taken out and crime skyrocketing and his own life shattered, Hans attempted to begin his life anew, maybe study, start working...and to begin vigilantism to just help where he could with what was going on, quickly realising however that bullets and sharp weapons were quite common amongst thugs and gangsters and that he was anything but equipped to handle that. Which was why he began constructing himself some mildly bullet- and slash/stabproof armour which very quickly took on the shape of knightly armour because he decided that some flair wouldn't hurt. Now if only he wouldn't pass out every so often with no recollection for why or what happened...

    Now perhaps armour made him get cocky and overconfident but Hans proceeded to eat a bullet. Which was the first time he realised he had...powers? Did the nazis do even more to him than he knew? Either way, he had hardly noticed the wound and by the time he looked it was gone too, making it certain that he certainly appeared to be having regenerative powers. Being a good, law abiding citizen, Hans of course immediately informed himself about registration procedures and everything that would have to be done in that regard...the result of which eventually led him to one of the multiple metahuman academies designed to train kids in gaining control of their powers..

    DO NOT REMOVE: 1492


Well then, let's see how workable this is.
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Postby Endem » Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:40 pm

Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Jason Smith
    Aliases: Official: Prototype T0-1 / Unnoficial: Product
    Gender: m
    Age: 38
    Appearance: His body was made as much as a proof of concept, as a presentation for potential investors, as such, the grey and metallic servo motors and artificial fibers are rather clearly exposed to show the strength at which his systems operate while also providing substantial armoring. His torso, a grey hunk of state of the art ceramic armor, with elegant curves designed for being aerodynamic. He is demonstrably human only from the neck up, if only for the neck, chin, and other non-essential parts, as his nose, while still looking like a nose, has been replaced with an artificial one, a small block with an antenna where his right ear should be, his eyes an unnatural solid blue color, with the incredibly small text of current operations constantly running in the corner. Even in his, his tongue has been replaced with an artificial replica. He hover managed to retain short, black hair. On his shoulder is printed a neat little logo of Epoch. 5' 4" before augmentation, now 6'. Despite everything he weighs an astounding 132lb


Motivations
    Goals:Survival, Preventing any further loss of his body, freedom.
    Fears: Death.


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Extensive cybernetic modifications.
    Powers :
    1. Better, Faster, Stronger.
    His body was designed to be a perfect soldier, he can run at roughly 50 kilometers per hour, and punch with enough force to penetrate a 50 centimeter thick wall of rebar concrete, his artificial muscles physically cannot get tired and doses of potent stimulants are automatically injected into his circulatory system if what is left of his biology gets tired.

    2. Heigthened Senses
    He can smell and identify through his artificial nose most chemicals usually used for combat, his eyes are capable of providing infrared vision and a targeting reticle while also giving a constant report on the state of his body, his ear is able to tune to specific radio frequencies, in his fingers are installed a bio analyzer, a swiss knife, a lockpick, and a laser for targeting, his tongue automatically detects poisons.
    Abilities:
    U.S. Army Rifleman training
    Moderate Combat Experience
    Equipment:
    M4 Carbine.
    Beretta M9.
    Ammo cartridges carried on a belt for said guns.
    Weaknesses:
    1. Kill Switch
    A device that would release an electrical charge when activated was implanted just under his cerebellum, while intended to merely render him unconscious, due to being prototypical, for all intents and purposes, it is more or less a kill switch and would most likely fry his brain.

    2. Constant Supervision
    While he is legally a person, his body is technically owned by Epoch currently leased by UNMAO, as part of the deal, an Epoch employee is constantly supervising him via the video feed from his eyes. It is done to ensure obedience in following orders and as little damage as possible to his body, if he displeases his supervisor his kill switch will be surely triggered by said supervisor.

    3. My flesh is not my own
    As previously mentioned, his body is not owned by him, and as such, could be taken away from him if his performance is deemed to be non-optimal.

    4.Life Support
    His physical state leaves him completely reliant on his artificial body and the sterile conditions within it, if something was to even penetrate a sack filled with gel in which his organs are swimming that is within the hull of his body, he would surely die either from infection or organ failure, even if he was patched up later.


Background:
    Job: Ex-soldier, currently employed/leased to UNMAO-IRIS.
    Legal Status: U.S. Citizen legally, from the neck down property of Epoch.
    Backstory:
    Prior to enlisting Jason had a fairly normal life, he was from a middle class family from Delaware, he finished high school as normal, he made friends, partied, had girlfriends, the whole thing. Unfortunately just as he was about to go to college at the age of 18 his family fell on hard financial times in the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks. Still he was determined to complete his education.

    Eventually after going through his options, he enlisted in U.S army in hopes of the army granting him a scholarship once he was discharged back to civilian life. Unfortunately just as he finished training, the Afghanistan war started and he was sent on his tour of duty as part of the first wave. During that time he received a moderate amount of combat experience fighting against Taliban guerillas.

    During the occupation, the vehicle in which his squad was travelling was blown up by an IED, with the whole squad receiving grievious injuries, Jason in particular loosing both of his legs and half of his left arm. After being rescued and being transported back to the U.S he was approached by an Epoch representative that was, by sheer chance, looking for men as injured as him that would otherwise have no hope for normal life anymore.

    Being just conscious enough to still sign papers, he gave himself over to Epoch to undergo extensive implantation as part of an effort to create a super soldier. While ostensibly successful, Jason's wishes, if he had any, always came in last in regard to his new body, making him soon regret his decision, but it was too late to turn back at that point. Whatever was left was slowly but steadily replaced by cold, inorganic metal and plastic.

    He was eventually unveiled to great success in front of potential investors from both private and national sectors. However orders for soldiers to be enhanced did not come rolling in as expected. The project proved controversial among the public, sparking a public outcry, especially after Jason's family spoke out against what has happened, Jason himself could not take a side in that though, he signed that ability away. Epoch's marketing team, against all odds, eventually found then an ingenious solution though.

    Jason was leased to the UN to take part in UNMAO-IRIS as both a way to combat negative public perception, as well as a disguised marketing campaign towards potential buyers of the enhancements. Jason was given simple parting orders by Epoch, perform with peak efficiency, and perform flawlessly, and on his ability to do that is what his survival now relies.
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Postby Deblar » Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:42 pm

Among Us?

tag for interest

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Postby Anowa » Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:01 pm

Deblar wrote:Among Us?

tag for interest

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Postby Crysuko » Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:04 pm

Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: James Jones
    Aliases: Bushranger
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35
    Appearance:
    [spoiler]Image
    The silver collar you see closes over his head in a balaclava-esque way
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Motivations
    Goals: Protect ordinary people from Crime and corruption, and hold those responsible for it accountable. Even if it turns out to be a large entity such as a powerful corporation or government.
    Fears: That he will dig too deep, and one of the entities he pursues will silence him for it, and not be brought to justice. Or that people will grow complacent with corruption in the midst, and not push back against it.


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Self-made cyborg
    Powers :
    Cybernetic Strength: Above peak human strength and stamina which can be maintained for long periods of time, can bend a steel girder, crumble concrete like styrofoam and run at a speed which would put a gold medalist sprinter to shame.
    Remote access: one of his internal implants, the infolink allows him to access networks and computer systems remotely, though a hacker he is not. guessing passwords is the best he can do is that regard, being able tap computers and wireless networks on the fly is very useful.
    Abilities:
    Tradesman: He is a skilled engineer specialising in cybernetic implants and prosthetics, and can maintain his own hardware easily. Also helps him maintain a reputation as a "working class hero".
    Connections: Maintains connections with other engineers, suppliers and surgeons who can keep him in good condition,these people can also shelter him should it be necessary, but may want a favour in return.
    Equipment: prosthetic maintainence toolkit.
    Weaknesses: Hodge-podge: His implants are a patchwork of different types, and while he is a skilled engineer, he isn't a surgeon. With many of his implants being different people's handiwork, the lack of standardisation can makes maintainence bothersome.
    SYN-ACK: His wireless access implant is vulnerable to being pinged by someone who knows how, potentially leaving him vulnerable to being tracked, and with how the implant systems are multiplexed, a hacker or saboteur could effectively disable or damage him remotely.
    Work-life balance: relies on his salary as a means of funding his exploits, and balancing heroism, his job and appearing to be a law abiding citizen to others is a tricky balancing act.


Background:
    Job: Prosthetics fabrication engineer
    Legal Status: legal Australian citizen, no criminal record.
    Backstory:
    James grew up in Melbourne, Australia in a large working class family, and respected his parents greatly for working so hard to be able to provide a good life and education for him and his siblings, but he was born with birth defects in his limbs which made it difficult to walk and do tasks others would find trivial. at 13, due to malformed legs he had to walk with a cane. While other boys played football and cricket, he solemnly sat on the sidelines. Others could take part in art classes, and hold books and pens, his palsied right hand and the stubbed fingers on his left made this impossible. Nonetheless, he put a brave face on it all, and did his best to come across as good humoured through it all, despite being physically disabled, he was well-liked throughout school and university for being sociable and friendly.

    But as his education progressed, and he began to specialise in cybernetics and prosthetic engineering, he realised that his malformed limbs could be replaced. But he was only a working class lad, who could never afford such extensive treatment. But he was never one to simply give up, and knowing his situation better than anyone else, he powered through higher education to attain a respectable grade, all the while sketching blueprints and sourcing components for his own personal experiments. He kept contact with his best friend who chose to go to medical school as a surgeon and specialise in implantation, wanting to open his own private practice. He took a job as a fabrication engineer for a prosthetics company, using the off hours to slowly but surely build the implants that would replace his own disfunctional limbs. It took years, but said friend finally opened his practice, and James struck a deal with him. He would perform the surgery gratis, on the condition that it be used as a publicity stunt to garner media attention, after all, helping such a badly affected man would sure to warm some hearts and throw around some free advertising.

    He woke up after long hours of surgery, he was bald and covered in scars and sutures, but it was done. His new limbs worked like a charm! he went back to work with renewed vigour, but something still nagged at him. He was far from a rich man, and he lived in a somewhat rough part of town. One day when walking home from work, he witnessed a mugging. Deciding to put his new hardware to the test, he rushed over to put the situation right. He grabbed the thug aside, and when the black clad man lashed out with a stout knife, his new and lightning quick reflexes caught the man's wrist, twisting the blade out of his hand. While waiting for the police to arrive, it was a hell of a rush to stop a crime, and he seemed to have a knack for it.

    After some tuning and tinkering of his implants and stopping some other petty crimes, he took it upon himself to fabricate an identity concealing collar-helmet, and adopt a nickname. Bushranger, after folk hero Ned Kelly. When the irons are done clanging for the evening at his workplace, he'll retire to his hideout. In a disused service room in the factory's sprawling basement, he keeps listening to police radio while tinkering with his hardware, and when the time comes for action, he won't hesitate to put on his helmet, identity concealing boiler suit and longcoat, and spring into action.

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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:23 am

Puranas wrote:Gonna edit my app into here.

Edit: Here’s v10’s application for a version of Scrap.
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Phoenix Tatopoulos
    Aliases: Scrap
    Gender: Female
    Age: 16-years-old
    Appearance:
    Face close-up
    Scrap costume
    Eye Color(s):
    Right Eye: Jade Green
    Left Eye: Light Blue
    Hair Color: Black with red highlights
    Height: 5 feet 2 inches/157.48 centimeters



Motivations
    Goals:
  • Put dent in gang control of her neighborhood
  • Get accepted into a good engineering college
  • Not lose anymore family
  • Fight corruption of dirty cops and politicians
  • Prove governmental hypocrisy
  • Open her own garage
    Fears:
  • Losing another family member
  • Gang warfare going out of control
  • Losing fight against illegal drug trade
  • Accidentally killing someone


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Super Intelligence Mutation
    Powers :
  • Genius - Though currently mostly self taught, Scrap is a natural born prodigy. Everything she uses in costume is both designed, built, and maintained herself.
    Abilities:
  • MacGyverisms - Scrap is able to turn raw materials she scrounges from her grandfather’s junkyard and other sources into gadgets she can use in the field.
  • Tailoring - Though no expert, Scrap not only homemade her costume but maintains and repairs it when parts get damaged.
  • Mechanic - While no professional, Scrap designed, built, and maintains her Scrap Cycle herself. She’ll also perform basic maintenance on the motorcycle she uses as her civilian transportation.
  • Self-Defense Training/Street Fighting - While no professional fighter, Scrap has taken civilian self defense classes and picked up a lot of ways to fight while growing up on the streets. She has also picked up some of the brawling techniques used by her grandfather and his friends.
  • First Aid Training - Picked up originally to prevent any awkward hospital visits, Scrap has the basic knowledge to deal with basic injuries.
  • Parkour And Gymnastics - Used for many years before Phoenix got her license, this was her main means of traversing around her neighborhood. Both as Scrap and in her civilian life, she continues to use it to reach places her bikes can either not reach, not fit, or would blow her stealth. Combined with Phoenix attending gymnastics classes essentially ever since she could walk, she is highly flexible and healthily athletic.
    Equipment:
  • Custom Smartphone - A self-built and programmed model, Scrap’s phone can wirelessly sync with her goggles and mask, and has apps designed specifically for use in the field. She has separate cases for it that she’ll swap between for time as Scrap and civilian life.
  • Scrap Costume - Soaked in a custom concoction of off the shelf chemicals, her Scrap costume is equivalent to modern designs in defense against blades and bullets similar to those used by police, minus the weight. Thanks to normal wear, she has to reapply the solution every now and then. Half intentionally to hide Phoenix’s distinctive physical features, the outfit includes smart goggles - provides her with a heads-up display, ultraviolet/thermal vision, and integrated audio - and an air-tight mask - provides limited filtration capabilities, short term air supply, a built-in microphone, and some voice changing ability - all able to wirelessly sync with her phone and the Scrap Cycle.
  • Scrap Cycle - A custom designed and self-built two-wheeled vehicle, the Scrap Cycle is her means of transportation when in costume (which it can wirelessly sync with). Commonly used features are multi-spectrum lights, white noise speakers to make the engine quieter, and integrated dart launchers. It also has fold out wheels that allow Scrap to make use of the city’s rail system as both a means to get around and recharge its batteries. She also possesses a separate motorcycle for her civilian life where it is not only her pride and joy and a well maintained means of transportation, but a useful way to provide an excuse for some ways she can get dirty and/or injured while out and about as Scrap.
  • Tool Kit - Her version of the cliche utility belt, this is Scrap’s supply of self-made and store bought gear. Contents can vary, but it is not uncommon to see grapplers, multi-tools, Swiss Army knives, rope, cables, cable ties, a stethoscope, twist ties, electronic lock picks, physical lock picks, wire cutters, zip tie cuffs, bolos, zip lines, a camera, snacks, funds ‘liberated’ from criminals she’s fought, and the like.
  • Dart Launcher Gauntlets - Worn around her wrists, these are Scrap’s main means of combat. Given her lack of supplies, aside from normal darts, she’ll usually maintain a supply of taser and tracking darts. The Gauntlets are also designed with cutting ‘dorsal fins’ and are overall hardened if she needs to block a blade strike or punch someone.
  • Chain Knuckles - A knuckle-like extra add-on for her gloves that Scrap crafted from repurposed bicycle chains for when she needs more oomph to her punches than her gauntlets alone can provide. Custom circuitry allows for her to mildly electrify the striking surface at will.
  • Scrap Cave - Centered around a self-modified abandoned subway station, the Scrap Cave is her secret base of operations where she plots, plans, experiments, designs, crafts, and otherwise works on her gear. There is also a ‘public’ above ground section her civilian friends are aware of and is often used as the group’s hang-out spot.
    Weaknesses:
  • Durability And Reliability - Given the majority of her gear is self-made from recycled scrap, the durability can vary, but is usually less than anything professionally made. This home made nature of her gear can also result in a few more duds and misfires than professional equipment would permit.
  • Electricity And Water - Scrap’s outfit and gear aren’t really grounded or insulated, so not only could a decent enough surge fry her equipment, but could also potentially knock her out or even kill her. Also, Scrap’s electrical equipment can be shorted out if drenched in water; This can not only disable her ability to deal stun damage, but carries the ever slim chance of it discharging into her body instead.
  • Hacking - As she’s self taught, Scrap’s coding and encryption skills would likely be no match against a meta or mundane specialized in electronic breaching.
  • Legality - Scrap is technically breaking many laws in her fight against gangs. From the list of crimes she’s committed fighting crime, Scrap could technically see jail time herself.


Background:
    Job: Part timer at grandfather’s junkyard and various jobs during breaks from school
    Legal Status:
  • Civilian - Public high school student
  • In Costume - Vigilante
    Backstory: Born to a Scottish American mother and Greek American father, Phoenix grew up learning about both sides of her heritage. The fact her maternal grandfather, a retired Marine who owns and operated a private junkyard, was a major feature in her life was certainly no small reason for this interest. Growing up, she loved hearing his stories, like how his mother, her great-grandmother, was a selkie.

    Though it was obvious from a young age - among other things, she took apart the family’s toaster at the age of four and tried to ‘improve’ it - this was initially passed off as just inheriting her grandfather’s mechanical aptitude and curiosity. It wasn’t until she was officially tested that her superhuman intelligence was discovered. However, only a few days into first grade tragedy struck: a new gang was making moves against the established gangs that controlled the neighborhood and Phoenix’s parents were caught in the crossfire. Killed in a burglary gone wrong while she was sleeping over at a friend’s place, she was lucky that it was her friend’s mom who found the bodies. It was only her grandfather’s close association with her which prevented Phoenix from entering the system; though legally adopted by her grandfather and moving in with him, she still kept her father’s surname.

    While still legal owners of the Tatopoulos home, neither could even bring themselves to really enter for years, though her grandfather did empty the perishables and got Phoenix’s things moved out. Such a loss at such a young age had quite the impact on the girl - though already pretty much a tomboy, she withdrew more into the world of machines to escape. In fact, if not for the efforts of her organic friends, she might have disappeared into that world fully; though she did manage to wrangle a ‘secret base’ built as a clubhouse on her grandfather’s junkyard. Over the years, her friends preventing her from losing herself or becoming suicidal, Phoenix established herself as a gear head type. As the childhood clubhouse developed into a proper living area through the efforts of not only Phoenix and her friends, but her grandfather and his comrades, it became the site of regular slumber parties and general hanging out - eventually, Phoenix moved into the former clubhouse full time (still a dependent on her grandfather, and being still on his property, she didn’t qualify as an emancipated minor).

    What Phoenix hadn’t told anyone about was the abandoned subway station she had discovered underneath her clubhouse early on. Making sure to secure hidden access points to it from the public above ground section, she personally worked on converting it into a secret base from which to find and get revenge against the gangs that killed her parents; this aim shifted somewhat in sixth grade when a close friend was unexpectedly rendered comatose from a drug overdose. This second event opened her eyes beyond just her revenge to the wider problems the gangs were causing in her neighborhood. Starting by acting as a private citizen - earning the distinctive scar across her nose in an attempted mugging (luckily a passing beat cop managed to apprehend the criminal before anything else happened), it wasn’t long before the preteen was donning the first incarnation of her Scrap costume and taking to the night streets to better find and anonymously report crime.

    Following the mugging incident, in addition to her lifelong gymnastic classes, Phoenix’s grandfather mandated she take self-defense lessons. Taking what she learned from public lessons at the local community center (she also decided to take first aid classes there as well), she began more proactively stopping crimes. Especially after accidentally figuring out a concoction that rendered the fabric aspects of her costume as tough as Kevlar, Phoenix’s Scrap persona became more widely known - though most thugs would rather die before admitting they were beaten by a kid.

    Over the next four years, Phoenix developed a sort of grudge against most government metas: while she was out dealing with gang bangers, drug pushers, and other street level hoodlums, you rarely heard about government heroes being involved in anything not high profile. Sure, the girl understood the need to thwart bank robbers, international terrorists, serial murderers, and the rest, but she felt this was more and more all she was hearing about them; there were a couple, however, she did hear things about a few that made them exceptions in her books.

    During those same years, Scrap became more publically known with agents from the NYPD and others trying to bring the clearly young vigilante in ‘for her own good’. Thanks to salvaged police scanners, years of learning secret shortcuts, and nightly practice at hiding, Phoenix has thus far been able to avoid being cornered; though, even she’ll say it’s often because of bigger fish to fry.
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Pretty sure I got all the old TIAMA references removed.

Ran it through a neat little program and it appears to be the very same thing Anowa accepted last time round. With very minor differences. So...ACCEPTED!
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Hm, could I blatantly rip off an established character? I've wanted to play Doctor Octopus in an RP for a while
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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:49 am

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Hm, could I blatantly rip off an established character? I've wanted to play Doctor Octopus in an RP for a while

Depends on how blatant.

But last time had some that were pretty close to Zatanna and John Constantine so I suppose?
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Lusenocte wrote:
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Lilia Einen
    Aliases: Storyteller
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25 years old
    Appearance:Images.Without the mask, he possesses a short, brown hair, a pair of snake eyes, and pale skin with clusters of scales scattered across his whole body


Motivations
    Goals: Utilize his newfound power to solve all problem that occurs in the world, without killing anyone in the process
    Fears: Roaches, spiders, blood, dead bodies


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: A contract made with an unknown serpentine entity who refuses to name Itself and a small, empty book with 15 pages dubbed the 'Serpent's Will'
    Powers :
    A Story Made True:
    Storyteller's book, the Serpent's Will is a powerful tool granted by an unrecorded and unnamed serpent deity. Whenever the Storyteller writes any "story" of what will happen in it, and he finishes the writing with a dot, it will become a reality. For example, if he writes "A can of soda will manifest before me", then a can of soda will manifest before him. The book itself is linked with his own will, and so small details spared from the writing will follow his own mind when he writes it, and whenever the book goes too far from him, it will disappear and reappear later in his dream, ready to be taken back into his own hand.

    However, there are some limitations. First are the rules set upon by the serpent deity during the pact signing. With that book, the Storyteller cannot:
    1. Bring the dead to life
    2. Mess with time
    3. Kill off any person directly, be it through the sudden deactivation of target's organs, the forcing of an object towards a person in an instant and vice versa
    4. See through the future
    5. Alter, control, or predispose the mind of any person for any purpose
    6. Create a catastrophic level of disaster

    Second is the way the book works. Every time the Storyteller completes a story and uses a page or more, then the page used for the writing will turn black, preventing it from being used again. Once all the pages turned black, it can be restored through a ritual which includes 8 hours of non-stop prayers offered to the serpent deity and the fifteen people who made for the pages of the book through the sacrificial ritual committed for the book.

    Mind Writing:
    The Storyteller can quickly create writings or symbols into the 'Serpent's Will' book with his own mind regardless of range, so long as the page itself is within his sight.

    Partial Serpentine Physiology
    According to the contract made with the serpent deity and by the Storyteller's wish, he is cursed so that everytime he kills any creatures aside from plants, fungi, and microorganisms, his body will experience an unchangeable and irreversible morph into that of a snake. This occurs in several phases, and in an incident, the Storyteller accidentally killed 3 people, resulting in his snake eyes, pale skin with few scales, and poikilothermic body. However, despite the changes, the Storyteller can still accept any form of nutrition like human beings instead of being a carnivore, at least for now.

    Extradimensional Bond:
    The bond between the Storyteller and the serpent deity bypasses dimensional difference. And through that, the serpent deity can "speak" to the Storyteller by projecting Its voices to his mind, while the Storyteller's voices as well as inner thoughts can be heard by the serpent deity Itself.

    Abilities:
    Voice Acting: As someone who loves reading stories, he possesses a wide range of voices from a young girl, an adult woman, or even an old man.

    Penmanship Expert: Just because the Storyteller has the ability to write with his mind, this doesn't mean that he has poor penmanship. In fact, he can write excellently with his hands, and he can perfectly write all sorts of font quite easily.

    Equipment: The Storyteller only carries with him the 'Serpent's Will' book as an equipment.

    Weaknesses:
    No Brawn: The Storyteller never exercised in his whole life, and so his physical strength is considered as non-existent. For the record, he cannot even lift a fully filled gallon of water for more than 4 seconds. And he has low physical resistance as well, with a simple slap that people could often shrug off can result in quite the injury.


    Curse of the Pacifist: Despite having a reality bending power, the Storyteller dreads the thought of having to kill in order to fulfill his missions. And so, by his strong will and refusal to partake in the destructive serpent deity's resurrection into the real world, he was set up into a curse. Everytime he kills any creatures with equal level of sapience to that of a normal human, his body will experience an unchangeable and irreversible morph into that of a snake. This happens in phases, and if he reaches the limit, he will become a full fledged snake without any capability to speak or use the Serpent's Will book.

    Cold-Blooded: As a result of the curse, the Storyteller becomes a cold-blooded/poikilothermic human, lacking any internal way to stabilize his body temperature. This results in him requiring a special treatment in order to maintain his body temperature to stable.


Background:
    Job: Part time hero and current leader of a now defunct and hidden cult called 'Serpent's Zealots'
    Legal Status: Lilia is presumed dead, but UNMAO found him after a certain incident and promised to guarantee the secrecy of his life and his cult as well as register his status as a meta-human.
    Backstory: Lilia Einen was born in Marshall Islands to a mother named Yasmina Einen who quickly divorced her husband even before Lilia was born due to domestic abuse she constantly received. Due to all the violence from her husband, Yasmina despised men, and hoped for her pregnant child to be a woman instead. Alas, the child turned out to be a boy, and she grieved so hard, she once attempted to abandon her newborn baby, but she didn't do it in fear of loneliness. And so, she named him "Lilia". This was her first step into forcing her baby into becoming the daughter she always desired.

    When Lilia was still young, his mother only gave him girl's clothing to wear everyday, called him "my princess", and she would often be angry if Lilia ever complained about it. He was also a subject to bullying by the kids around him, resulting in his introverted nature. This also resulted in his mother keeping him away from the outside world as much as possible 'for his own safety'.

    What Lilia lacked in friends, though, he made up for the stacks of books, from fiction to nonfiction, mostly provided by his mother who doted on him very much. His favorite pastimes beside reading was daydreaming. He would lay down while putting himself in one of the story he read, or maybe even created a world within his own mind. At that time, he took a great interest in his mother's study of snakes, with her being a former specialist of snakes before her life fell apart. Her profound obsession of snakes would soon reveal a much darker secret behind it.

    During Lilia's 20th birthday, his mother gifted him with a delicious cake that had been Lilia's dream to eat during his birthday for years. However, he fell unconscious as soon as he took a bite from it. As it turned out, the cake was laced with a dangerous medicine that can cause deep sleep for hours when ingested. This was his mother's last kindness as she turned out to be a member of a serpent-worshiping cult called the 'Serpent's Zealots'. He was brought into a cult ceremony where his life would be sacrificed for a sacred artifact they held called the 'Serpent's Will', a book believed to hold a reality warping power.

    Yasmina arrived with her unconscious son at the ceremony, which occurred in the basement of an abandoned house and Lilia was presented in an altar while the cult members, including Yasmina herself, made the preparation for the sacrificial ritual. When all that happened, Lilia dreamed of meeting the Serpent itself, and It claimed that It can connect Itself with certain people through a dream world in which It ruled over. The Serpent possessed a white scale and a seemingly endless body length in the endlessly black world, and It explained everything to Lilia, from Its divinity, until Its purpose of purging humanity of its life and flaws. And after the serpent deity explained everything, It gave Lilia two ways; either become the sixteenth page of the 'Serpent's Will' as other sacrifices did, or be awakened from the dream and chosen as Its manifested Will, gaining the reality bending power of the sacred book and the duty of purging humanity. The second choice was a choice he never gave to the sacrifices that preceded Lilia, as It deemed the sacrifices before as necessary to add the pages of the book. He chose the second, but instead of purging humanity, he chose to save it without costing any lives. It laughed at Lilia at first, but he remained undeterred. Intrigued by Lilia's will to save humanity without any murder on his own hands, It decided to set up a Pact with him, resulting in the limitations of the Serpent's Will as well as the curse set upon Lilia until present days.

    He soon woke up, tied on a small pillar, with the Altar consisting of the 'Serpent's Will' book, an empty parchment paper, and several other tools. This shocked everyone in the ritual, as no one had been conscious during the ritual process until the end. Urged to finish the ritual before anything went wrong, three of the cult members decided to quickly kill Lilia in order to finish the ritual, only to be interrupted by a flying sword that slashed through their neck. All three cult members died, and one of the pages within the book turned black. Everyone suddenly realized what happened. The cult members who were still alive realized that Lilia had been chosen to carry the Serpent's Will, and Lilia himself realized that he had murdered three people to save his own life out of fear and self-preservation. By the curse, his body underwent a change, one he could not reverse even using the book. The Serpent laughed in his mind, and he soon fell into heavy tears. Yasmina, who couldn't see her beloved child crying, and pushed by guilt, freed him from the pillar, pulled him into her embrace, and loudly declared that her son had become the very promised savior of the cult.

    5 years passed by, the year is 2022, and many things had been done by Lilia to reform the ways of the cult. Since then, Lilia changed the cult's way of thinking, and quickly reformed the cult into a kinder version with zero sacrifices needed. He also set up a magical barrier around the house, that its existence, as well as the residence inside, would be irrelevant to any onlookers as long as they stay inside the house, insisting that the house was to become their prison in the stead of an actual prison.

    But even with such a powerful measure imposed upon his territory, the UN-founded body in charge of meta-human affairs, UNMAO spotted a strange reality shift at the cult's abandoned house, and sent forth their investigative body, IRIS, to investigate the anomaly. Soon after the anomaly was finally figured out, guards were dispatched around the house to commit to lookout duty. Surprised to see the guards around, Lilia dismissed the reality shift and began a conversation with the guards. After the conversation, Lilia held a grasp over the current situation in the world, and decided that joining the cause of UNMAO would be the best way to fulfill his missions. Thankfully, they agreed on keeping the public status of Lilia as dead while accepting him into the organization. Now bearing the alias of 'Storyteller', which he chose because how similar is his power to telling a story and imposing it upon real life, he is now fully prepared to complete his mission, and see the serpent deity proven wrong over the need of total purge of human lives in order to create a better one.
    DO NOT REMOVE: 1492


Pretty sure this is more or less what we accepted last time, so, this is accepted.

Crysuko wrote:
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: James Jones
    Aliases: Bushranger
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35
    Appearance: poiler]
    (Image)
    The silver collar you see closes over his head in a balaclava-esque way
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    Motivations
      Goals: Protect ordinary people from Crime and corruption, and hold those responsible for it accountable. Even if it turns out to be a large entity such as a powerful corporation or government.
      Fears: That he will dig too deep, and one of the entities he pursues will silence him for it, and not be brought to justice. Or that people will grow complacent with corruption in the midst, and not push back against it.


    Strengths and Weaknesses
      Source of Power: Self-made cyborg
      Powers :
      Cybernetic Strength: Above peak human strength and stamina which can be maintained for long periods of time, can bend a steel girder, crumble concrete like styrofoam and run at a speed which would put a gold medalist sprinter to shame.
      Remote access: one of his internal implants, the infolink allows him to access networks and computer systems remotely, though a hacker he is not. guessing passwords is the best he can do is that regard, being able tap computers and wireless networks on the fly is very useful.
      Abilities:
      Tradesman: He is a skilled engineer specialising in cybernetic implants and prosthetics, and can maintain his own hardware easily. Also helps him maintain a reputation as a "working class hero".
      Connections: Maintains connections with other engineers, suppliers and surgeons who can keep him in good condition,these people can also shelter him should it be necessary, but may want a favour in return.
      Equipment: prosthetic maintainence toolkit.
      Weaknesses: Hodge-podge: His implants are a patchwork of different types, and while he is a skilled engineer, he isn't a surgeon. With many of his implants being different people's handiwork, the lack of standardisation can makes maintainence bothersome.


    Background:
      Job: Prosthetics fabrication engineer
      Legal Status: legal
      Backstory:
      spoiler]James grew up in Melbourne, Australia in a large working class family, and respected his parents greatly for working so hard to be able to provide a good life and education for him and his siblings, but he was born with birth defects in his limbs which made it difficult to walk and do tasks others would find trivial. at 13, due to malformed legs he had to walk with a cane. While other boys played football and cricket, he solemnly sat on the sidelines. Others could take part in art classes, and hold books and pens, his palsied right hand and the stubbed fingers on his left made this impossible. Nonetheless, he put a brave face on it all, and did his best to come across as good humoured through it all, despite being physically disabled, he was well-liked throughout school and university for being sociable and friendly.

      But as his education progressed, and he began to specialise in cybernetics and prosthetic engineering, he realised that his malformed limbs could be replaced. But he was only a working class lad, who could never afford such extensive treatment. But he was never one to simply give up, and knowing his situation better than anyone else, he powered through higher education to attain a respectable grade, all the while sketching blueprints and sourcing components for his own personal experiments. He kept contact with his best friend who chose to go to medical school as a surgeon and specialise in implantation, wanting to open his own private practice. He took a job as a fabrication engineer for a prosthetics company, using the off hours to slowly but surely build the implants that would replace his own disfunctional limbs. It took years, but said friend finally opened his practice, and James struck a deal with him. He would perform the surgery gratis, on the condition that it be used as a publicity stunt to garner media attention, after all, helping such a badly affected man would sure to warm some hearts and throw around some free advertising.

      He woke up after long hours of surgery, he was bald and covered in scars and sutures, but it was done. His new limbs worked like a charm! he went back to work with renewed vigour, but something still nagged at him. He was far from a rich man, and he lived in a somewhat rough part of town. One day when walking home from work, he witnessed a mugging. Deciding to put his new hardware to the test, he rushed over to put the situation right. He grabbed the thug aside, and when the black clad man lashed out with a stout knife, his new and lightning quick reflexes caught the man's wrist, twisting the blade out of his hand. While waiting for the police to arrive, it was a hell of a rush to stop a crime, and he seemed to have a knack for it.

      After some tuning and tinkering of his implants and stopping some other petty crimes, he took it upon himself to fabricate an identity concealing collar-helmet, and adopt a nickname. Bushranger, after folk hero Ned Kelly. When the irons are done clanging for the evening at his workplace, he'll retire to his hideout. In a disused service room in the factory's sprawling basement, he keeps listening to police radio while tinkering with his hardware, and when the time comes for action, he won't hesitate to put on his helmet, identity concealing boiler suit and longcoat, and spring into action.[/spoiler
      DO NOT REMOVE: 1492


Please add more weaknesses. Also, Legal status is meant to list things like citizenship and stuff.

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Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Hyacinthe "Hy" Barredo
    Aliases: Acero
    Gender: Female
    Age: 26
    Appearance: Linky

Motivations

    Goals: Hy's goals are fairly classic; keep the peace, wage a war on crime, and keep her city of location safe. All of the above should be achieved by any means necessary.

    Fears: Being isolated outside of a city or urban environment, needles, and death, more so her own death versus the death of others.

Strengths and Weaknesses

    Source of Power: Genetic Mutation

    Powers:
    • Metallic Shaping: Hy's most primary power revolves around the ability to shape and control most metals. She holds the strongest control over iron and iron alloys such as steel, but the power extends to a wide variety of other metals, such as copper, bronze, gold, zinc, magnesium, etc. The level of shaping and transformation that she's capable of depends on how much time she has and how much fatigue she's currently bearing; a simple physical change is something very feasible and routine, while something more intensive such as actively melting metal and changing its state will be much more cumbersome and difficult. Common applications of this power include creating armor and shields out of available metals, using metal as sharp or blunt weapons, breaking through any metal barriers by shattering their surfaces or fixtures, weakening reinforced concrete surfaces by tearing out the rebar and creating a (one at a time) golem out of metal.

    • Skeletal Hardening: Most trace metals are far too scant for Hy to make any sort of meaningful transformation with, which prevents her from literally shaping ANYTHING she wants. The rare exception to this is the trace metals in her own skeleton, which she can manipulate the properties of in order to harden and solidify the bones in her body. This makes her much more resistant to punishment, able to walk off injuries that would usually lead to serious fractures.

    Abilities:
    • LEO: As a former police officer in Buenos Aires, Hy has gained a considerable amount of field training and is no slouch when stripped of her powers. Skills acquired through her former role and its associated training include firearm-related knowledge, first aid experience, and instruction on how to defuse conflicts and hostile situations in some minor capacities. She lacks the specialized prowess of someone like a Navy SEAL, but it's enough to put her a caliber above most civilians.

    • Boxer: Hy dabbled in boxing throughout her youth, and while she was never skilled enough at the sport to flip into a career, it's given her one hell of a punch. She can hit hard and fast when forced into a position where she has to go close-quarters, and the fact that she still regularly conditions and trains in the gym means that she's in nothing but excellent shape for a brawl.

    Equipment:
    • Daggered Bracelets: Hy received these seemingly-simple metal bracelets as a gift from an uncle, and wears one on each wrist. When a clasp on the underside of each band is released, a small spike pops out, allowing for some additional utility when engaging in close-quarters. As well, these bracelets can be used as "conduits" for her metallic shaping, as she's found that drawing metal to an actual metallic appliance is much more effective than drawing it with just her bare hands.

    Weaknesses:
    • Different Levels: Hy's metallic shaping is constrained by various limitations, and often functions with different levels of effectiveness depending on the situation. As mentioned previously, iron and iron alloys react much more strongly with her powers versus other metals such as copper. Smaller or more trace-like quantities of metal are extremely difficult to draw in comparison to tangible or visible sources of metal such as a coin, which prevents her from making massive transformations in everything from bottled water to blood unless the source is extremely intimate to her own body (i.e, her bones). Distance and scale of transformation are also key limitations; transforming large quantities of metal or transforming it to a massive degree (i.e, vaporizing a metal beam) are extremely difficult unless she's at her fullest level of health possible and has a significant amount of focused time. Additionally, her powers are at their most effective when she's able to directly see what she's controlling, and sources of metal out of her eyesight or hidden behind other materials pose additional layers of complexity to her powers. This can be circumvented through the use of another piece of metal such as her bracelets to draw metal out of its metaphorical hiding place, but this isn't always practical in the field. Finally, the purity of metal also plays a role. Controlling pieces of pure, untainted, and refined metal are extremely easy, while extracting earthen metals, traces, or even metals tainted by forces such as rust is much more difficult and her powers are much weaker in these circumstances.

    • Elements Affecting Metal: If a force can warp or badly affect metal, it'll badly affect Hy's powers as a consequence. This includes extreme heat, extreme cold, rust, corrosion, magnetism, and especially strong electrical currents. She has to tread much more carefully around these elements and tread even more carefully around metahumans with power over these elements.

    Background:
      Job: Former First Officer with the Buenos Aires City Police, now a full-time employee of UNMAO's International Registry and Investigative Service
      Legal Status: Argentinian citizen with a clean criminal record

      Backstory: Hyacinthe Barredo, who would soon be known as "Hy" by her own name-loathing insistence, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1996, the only daughter of a nurse and a police officer living in the city's Villa Lugano neighborhood. As a kid, she developed a reputation in her neighborhood for being a hothead to the most perfect definition of the word, constantly picking fights and getting into trouble with the few authority figures in her life due to constant teasing over her short stature and poor academic performance. This was only made worse by the discovery of her power over metals of all varieties at a young age, as she would often mess around with her skills to engage in local mischief and win fights with some dirty employments of her unique traits. After getting into a fistfight and knocking two of her ex-best friend's teeth out with her rings when she was 14, Hy was deemed a "hopeless case" by her parents and sent to live with her uncle across the city in the hopes of cooling her head down and giving her a change of scenery. It was a fairly effective move. In fact, it was so effective that she never moved back home.

      Thanks to some strict discipline and an introduction to boxing on the part of her uncle, Hy eventually got her life straightened out and found an outlet for her massive temper, allowing her to stay stable enough to graduate secondary school without a major incident. Balking at the idea of sitting at a desk for the rest of her life, she eventually gave in to the targeted ad campaigns and joined the Buenos Aires City Police, hoping to follow in her father's footsteps and do some work with the community. Metahuman officers were in high demand, and both her set of powers and her familial connections made her an easy shoo-in for training with the force. Her actions in the field lived up to her potential; within five years, she had been promoted first to First Officer, before receiving a second move up to a Senior Officer position.

      However, it wasn't meant to be for too much longer. Growing exhausted and frustrated with the level of corruption and gang control in the barrios of Argentina, disillusionment began to set in for the plucky Hy, and she began to feel as if her efforts were just a raindrop in a barrel of water. She craved a change that would let her play an actual role in tackling metahuman crime, and the options just didn't exist in her home nation. However, they did exist internationally. After stumbling upon a recruitment effort from the UNMAO International Registry and Investigative Service, she signed up almost instantly, desperate to get out of her mucky position regardless of where in the world she was headed next.

      DO NOT REMOVE: 1492


Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: Dwayne Iya Dixon Jr.
    Aliases: Euphoria
    Gender: Male
    Age: 51
    Appearance: The Man
    The Mask

Motivations

    Goals: To get cannabis legalized in New York, and to finish his community service so that the stress of his debt to society can be taken off of his back for good.
    Fears: Life without cannabis. Oh, and assassination. He's on the other side of the country, but gang members are vengeful people, and who knows what could happen if one gets bold. It's why he employs an entire team of bodyguards on a contract basis.


Strengths and Weaknesses

    Source of Power: Dwayne's powers manifested after he was subjected to an experimental medical procedure to treat several medical issues related to his longstanding drug addiction.

    Powers:
  • Enhanced Condition: Exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks to a combination of genetically enhanced body cells, antibodies in the blood, and a handy organ located inside his digestive system, Dwayne's body is in a constant state of full health. Any foreign or toxic substance that enters his body is broken down and processed through his organ, where it is stored and eventually flushed out of the body through the urinary and excretory systems. This means that he cannot get sick from bacteria and virus-borne pathogens (although genetic disorders such as cancer can still affect him), has a natural resistance to most natural and man-made poisons, and constantly remains in perfect health. As well, as a result of his cells' rapid repair rates, Dwayne possesses peak human-level strength, speed, and endurance. On multiple respective occasions, has proven himself to be able to deadlift over 700 lbs, run at speeds of 25 miles per hour, and survive five-story falls onto concrete with just light injuries. In addition to this, he has a moderate regenerative healing factor, and is able to repair large wounds and broken bones within minutes.

  • Euphoric Fist: An unintended side effect of his therapy has given Dwayne the ability to transfer certain high/euphoria-triggering chemicals and hormones through his own skin and into other objects, usually in the form of a touch or punch. This results in the high or inebriation disappearing from Dwayne's body and transferring into the recipient, who is now under an equal level of influence. For example, let's say Dwayne is drinking heavily at a bar, and gets into a fight. If he punches someone sober in the face the victim will soon find themselves much drunker than they were before, while Dwayne will find himself in a more lucid and clear-minded state. The amount of euphoria transferred depends on several factors, including the chemical levels already present in his body, the surface area of the skin contact, and the length of time for which the contact is maintained.

  • Toxic Secretion: It is important to note that consuming too much of a toxic substance (usually drugs) within too short of a time period can result in his organ "overflowing" with toxins, which he must immediately secrete from the body. Performing this act of secretion causes up to a gallon of an oily, purple-tinged substance to flow out of his mouth, nostrils, ear canals, skin pores, and other openings across his body, spraying uncontrollably until the organ is free of toxic waste. This substance is composed of a combination of natural proteins, dissolving chemicals, and whatever foreign substances have recently been broken down by Dwayne's body, creating an extremely toxic mixture that can be extremely dangerous. For example, if Dwayne was to drink too much one night and overload his organ with alcohol, the resulting stream of oil would have an extremely high level of alcohol present. Touching the liquid is usually relatively safe, but if one ingests the fluid or breathes in the fumes that are formed off of it, they will be exposed to extremely high levels of THC, booze, or whatever else is contained inside the oil, levels that can be potentially lethal to the average human. At the height of his drug addiction, it was enough to stop the heart of an Asian elephant.


    Abilities: Dwayne is world-renowned for his skills as an MC, with hip-hop historian James Booker noting his "...impeccable sense of flow, delivery, storytelling, and vocal inflection" in the bestselling book "Rapping: The Art and Science". Additionally, you'd be damned to find someone who can roll a blunt as cleanly and precisely as he can. One would think that smoking so many blunts would make him a liability on the battlefield, but Dwayne actually possesses a decent level of combat intuition. He isn't an expert martial artist by any means, but he knows enough to keep cool and calm in a fight, even when mildly under the influence. He claims that the use of depressants helps subdue his nerves and gives him additional confidence in a fight, but most around him have a sneaking suspicion that he's just gotten acclimatized to fighting while drugged out.

    Equipment: He possesses a wide assortment of drugs (primarily depressants) that he can use for a quick pick-me-up in the midst of battle. This includes a durable steel hip-flask, a wide assortment of syringes containing cannabis liquid concentrates of varying degrees of strength, and several tablets containing prescription drugs such as Percocet, Oxycontin, methadone, and codeine. Thankfully, he carries valid prescriptions for all of these, signed as part of clinical trials relating to his past medical treatments.


    Weaknesses:
  • Skin Contact: The Euphoric Fist requires skin-to-skin contact in order to be effective, as the effectiveness of the transfer is decreased when layers of clothing or armor are present. And not just a touch or a poke either, it usually takes roughly three seconds of prolonged contact with a fist or open hand in order to fully transfer all of the high out of Dwayne's body and into the recipient's. Which is great, except for the fact that getting three seconds of prolonged skin-to-contact can be rather...tough. Something like a full grab, hold, or bear-hug is faster, but even more complicated and risky, especially if the conduit is broken before the three seconds have elapsed, in which case both parties will experience mild euphoria instead of one party experiencing strong euphoria. If he needs to, he can siphon the euphoria off into a non-animate object, but that's a waste of power, and forces him to either get high again or rely on his enhanced condition to win.

  • Toxin Overload: Transferring drugs and transferring highs are not one and the same. Dwayne cannot transfer drugs in any state into another's body, only the feelings of euphoria and high that they create. Any drugs he ingests are broken down in a mid-sized organ located in his digestive system, taking the place of his appendix and part of his intestines. If Dwayne's ingests toxins at a faster rate than it can flush out, it can cause the organ to become backed up with dissolved toxins and begin releasing free fluid into the body's internal cavities, eventually diffusing into the bloodstream. As one can imagine, the sheer amount of toxic material that would end up in the body in this circumstance is extremely deadly, and will lead to the immediate and rapid decay of bodily function if the fluid is not promptly secreted by force. If left untreated, it can be fatal. As a result of all this, he can only use his Euphoric Fist so many times, as overusing it can result in him overloading his body very quickly.

  • Walking Hazard: While Dwayne's powers can be extremely useful in battle, they can also pose a serious threat to his teammates. Accidentally touch a fellow hero, or grab them out of reflex? Well, they're higher than a kite now, and completely useless. As well, while his toxic secretion can be a great last resort, and can save Dwayne's life in certain circumstances, it can be extremely dangerous to any allies caught in the crossfire. Not ideal in a heated fight.


Background:

    Job: Part-Time Employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs...sort of.

    Legal Status: He has been convicted of several charges in the past, including disorderly conduct, firearm possession, and drug possession. His most recent charge resulted in multiple years of jail time, followed by multiple years of community service that was to be spent acting as an employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs.

    Backstory: What is there to say about Dwayne Okafor, aka D-Wayne, that isn't already known? He's a world-famous rapper, songwriter, actor, businessman, media personality, and most recently, a professional crimefighter. However, he wasn't always that way. Decades ago, he was a simple kid born to a large Jamaican family, selling gum, newspapers, and eventually, cocaine to help make ends meet. Despite his parents' best efforts to keep him off the streets and in school, the young Dwayne was headed on a reckless, gang-filled path, culminating in his first stint in juvenile detention, at the age of 18. The arrest came just five days after he received his high school diploma.

    And boy, was it a wake-up call.

    Despite his reluctance to let go of his ties to his local gangs, he began to pursue other passions in the hopes of finding an alternative to a college degree that he couldn't afford, and soon stumbled upon the art of rap. Coming out of jail with nothing but the clothes on his back, a notebook full of rhymes, and the thoroughly imaginative stage name of "D-Wayne", he formed the infamous 672 Crew with two of his cousins, and immediately got to work, playing local shows and releasing a steady stream of mixtapes throughout the early 90's. The local buzz they had built up was enough to gain the group several important cosigns, providing enough of a springboard for him to get into the studio and create his first solo album, D-Wayne's World. The project is considered to be a classic in the world of West Coast hip-hop, and helped popularize the spread of gangsta rap and G-funk that would take over by the mid 90's. The pairing of D-Wayne's soft, delicate flowing patterns and cool delivery with hard-edged lyrics spinning tales of violence, misogyny, and drug abuse gave him a unique market appeal, and with the additional promotional and management drive coming out of a record deal with Death Row Records, D-Wayne was soon a household name, his face and voice inescapable in the world of pop culture.

    However, not everything was as glamorous as one would believe. Dwayne's refusal to let go of his gangbanging lifestyle, combined with his mounting personal issues, soon began to attract media and paparazzi attention, turning the entire world into witnesses of his fall from grace. His longstanding addiction to cannabis had slowly spiraled into a much more aggressive dependency on alcohol, cocaine, and eventually heroin, destroying his physical health to the point where he was no better than a skeleton draped in human skin. Arrests and charges of firearm and drug possession (including one at an international airport) were making headlines, as were his legal battles for custody of his daughter. Due to conflicts with his label, his album releases got fewer and farther between, each with lukewarm critical reception and commercial sales. By the time the new millennium rolled around, he was washed up and out of luck, appreciated for his iconic status in hip-hop, but not for any of his solo output.

    2008 was a life-changing year for the aged rapper. He was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, marijuana, and cocaine during a traffic stop, as well as resisting arrest in the direct aftermath of the incident. Despite hiring the best lawyers that money could buy, he was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal where he would be eligible for parole with good behavior, and would be additionally required to seek treatment for his drug issues. By this point, it was a miracle he was even alive. He had nearly died from a blood infection the previous year, and had recently been diagnosed with an oral infection with the potential to be just as lethal. This was not to mention the countless dermal deformations across his arms and face as a result of snorting and injecting various drugs, and considerable damage to his liver and kidneys. He needed treatment, and he needed it immediately. With whatever money he had left in the bank, he enrolled in an "experimental gene therapy procedure" with a Swiss company known as Medex. The process involved the transplant of a cutting-edge, synthesized organ that acted as a second liver, along with the additional use of gene therapy to increase the strength of healthy cells and strengthen the immune system, allowing Dwayne to take an extended period of time to wean off of drugs without sacrificing his health.

    The initial operation went relatively smoothly, but five days after the incident, after injecting a sedative into Dwayne's body in order to test the organ's proficiency in breaking down foreign drugs, a medical emergency occurred. He began convulsing in his hospital bed, foaming at the mouth with a mixture of blood and an oily, thick, purple substance. He went into cardiac arrest soon after and was rushed to intensive care, where he was placed into a temporary coma. After two days, he finally regained consciousness, and despite being on the brink of death just hours prior, began recovering at a rapid pace, far beyond what his doctors had originally predicted. The scar tissue on his internal organs and skin began to heal, he began to redevelop staggering amounts of muscle mass, and he was even able to naturally fight off his oral infection with the help of a few implants. It was freakishly bizarre, and medical professionals from the world over began knocking on Medex's door for answers.

    After a lot of prodding and pinching, it was revealed that Dwayne had developed full-blown superpowers thanks to his medical procedure, and would likely make a full recovery and beyond. Following a stint in rehab (which was only briefly successful) and an early release from prison following 30 months as a model inmate, he was released back into the world, on the condition that he enlist in ten years of community service as a contributing employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs. Since then, he has rebuilt his public image in a complete 180-degree turn. He cut ties with his criminal past and moved to New York, signing a contract with the DMA soon afterward. His 2013 comeback album "Return of the D" was critically acclaimed by most major music publications and charted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Television and film cameo appearances, entrepreneurial ventures, investments, and a dash of public-appeasing philanthropy to various youth sports charities and local churches have rebuilt his fortune and public profile, despite criticism of his criminal past and slightly...eccentric powerset and public persona. Although, luckily for them, it may all be over soon. Dwayne's community service is scheduled to end in three months, and he is now left at a crossroads; tolerate the accusations and grievances of naysayers and continue to pursue a more constructive lifestyle, or leave it all behind in favor of his lavish, luxurious public persona. Only time will tell what the answer will be.


I'm fairly positive Euphoria is similar to the last iteration, as such, he is accepted.

As for Acero, could you explain her second weakness more, do you mean that her powers are easily overwritten by another metas powers? Or that her powers are nullified when in presence to the aforementioned elements?

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Hm, could I blatantly rip off an established character? I've wanted to play Doctor Octopus in an RP for a while


Depends how much you rip-off, if it is just a similar power set and a somewhat similar personality it shouldn't be a problem, but if you make Dr. Otton Octavian also known as Doctor Squid who regularly battles Arachnid man, there will probably be a problem
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I'd possibly like to make two heroes and a villain, would that be alright?
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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:39 am

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:I'd possibly like to make two heroes and a villain, would that be alright?

Yes.
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Application has been revised, added some more details.
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This will take some time to figure out, i am afraid.

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Postby Republic Under Specters Grasp » Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:15 am

Would love to reserve myself a spot! Already had an idea from a couple old characters of mine!

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Postby Remnants of Exilvania » Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:18 am

Republic Under Specters Grasp wrote:Would love to reserve myself a spot! Already had an idea from a couple old characters of mine!

Well, we don't really do reservations but we are thrilled to hear that you are interested and will be looking forward to your applications.
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Postby Republic Under Specters Grasp » Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:28 am

Remnants of Exilvania wrote:
Republic Under Specters Grasp wrote:Would love to reserve myself a spot! Already had an idea from a couple old characters of mine!

Well, we don't really do reservations but we are thrilled to hear that you are interested and will be looking forward to your applications.

Reservation as a... well, euphemism, for basically having a place to put my application and to pin it to my posts! Sorry for the misuse of the term there! Already hard at work however!

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Postby Endem » Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:03 pm

Crysuko wrote:
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: James Jones
    Aliases: Bushranger
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35
    Appearance:
    [spoiler](Image)
    The silver collar you see closes over his head in a balaclava-esque way
    [/spoiler]


Motivations
    Goals: Protect ordinary people from Crime and corruption, and hold those responsible for it accountable. Even if it turns out to be a large entity such as a powerful corporation or government.
    Fears: That he will dig too deep, and one of the entities he pursues will silence him for it, and not be brought to justice. Or that people will grow complacent with corruption in the midst, and not push back against it.


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Self-made cyborg
    Powers :
    Cybernetic Strength: Above peak human strength and stamina which can be maintained for long periods of time, can bend a steel girder, crumble concrete like styrofoam and run at a speed which would put a gold medalist sprinter to shame.
    Remote access: one of his internal implants, the infolink allows him to access networks and computer systems remotely, though a hacker he is not. guessing passwords is the best he can do is that regard, being able tap computers and wireless networks on the fly is very useful.
    Abilities:
    Tradesman: He is a skilled engineer specialising in cybernetic implants and prosthetics, and can maintain his own hardware easily. Also helps him maintain a reputation as a "working class hero".
    Connections: Maintains connections with other engineers, suppliers and surgeons who can keep him in good condition,these people can also shelter him should it be necessary, but may want a favour in return.
    Equipment: prosthetic maintainence toolkit.
    Weaknesses: Hodge-podge: His implants are a patchwork of different types, and while he is a skilled engineer, he isn't a surgeon. With many of his implants being different people's handiwork, the lack of standardisation can makes maintainence bothersome.
    SYN-ACK: His wireless access implant is vulnerable to being pinged by someone who knows how, potentially leaving him vulnerable to being tracked
    Work-life balance: relies on his salary as a means of funding his exploits, and balancing heroism, his job and appearing to be a law abiding citizen to others is a tricky balancing act.


Background:
    Job: Prosthetics fabrication engineer
    Legal Status: legal Australian citizen, no criminal record.
    Backstory:
    James grew up in Melbourne, Australia in a large working class family, and respected his parents greatly for working so hard to be able to provide a good life and education for him and his siblings, but he was born with birth defects in his limbs which made it difficult to walk and do tasks others would find trivial. at 13, due to malformed legs he had to walk with a cane. While other boys played football and cricket, he solemnly sat on the sidelines. Others could take part in art classes, and hold books and pens, his palsied right hand and the stubbed fingers on his left made this impossible. Nonetheless, he put a brave face on it all, and did his best to come across as good humoured through it all, despite being physically disabled, he was well-liked throughout school and university for being sociable and friendly.

    But as his education progressed, and he began to specialise in cybernetics and prosthetic engineering, he realised that his malformed limbs could be replaced. But he was only a working class lad, who could never afford such extensive treatment. But he was never one to simply give up, and knowing his situation better than anyone else, he powered through higher education to attain a respectable grade, all the while sketching blueprints and sourcing components for his own personal experiments. He kept contact with his best friend who chose to go to medical school as a surgeon and specialise in implantation, wanting to open his own private practice. He took a job as a fabrication engineer for a prosthetics company, using the off hours to slowly but surely build the implants that would replace his own disfunctional limbs. It took years, but said friend finally opened his practice, and James struck a deal with him. He would perform the surgery gratis, on the condition that it be used as a publicity stunt to garner media attention, after all, helping such a badly affected man would sure to warm some hearts and throw around some free advertising.

    He woke up after long hours of surgery, he was bald and covered in scars and sutures, but it was done. His new limbs worked like a charm! he went back to work with renewed vigour, but something still nagged at him. He was far from a rich man, and he lived in a somewhat rough part of town. One day when walking home from work, he witnessed a mugging. Deciding to put his new hardware to the test, he rushed over to put the situation right. He grabbed the thug aside, and when the black clad man lashed out with a stout knife, his new and lightning quick reflexes caught the man's wrist, twisting the blade out of his hand. While waiting for the police to arrive, it was a hell of a rush to stop a crime, and he seemed to have a knack for it.

    After some tuning and tinkering of his implants and stopping some other petty crimes, he took it upon himself to fabricate an identity concealing collar-helmet, and adopt a nickname. Bushranger, after folk hero Ned Kelly. When the irons are done clanging for the evening at his workplace, he'll retire to his hideout. In a disused service room in the factory's sprawling basement, he keeps listening to police radio while tinkering with his hardware, and when the time comes for action, he won't hesitate to put on his helmet, identity concealing boiler suit and longcoat, and spring into action.

    DO NOT REMOVE: 1492

This is much better, however I think that the weaknesses you added are a tad bit too soft for what Bushranger brings to the table. Perhaps you could expand the SYN-ACK weaknesses to include the risk of someone messing with his electronics or such?
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Postby The Batavia » Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:12 pm

You guys still have room left? I am aware this isn't the first iteration of this RP so I don't know how you guys feel about newcomers.
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Postby Crysuko » Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:13 pm

Endem wrote:
Crysuko wrote:
Gods Among Us Character Application

Character Description
    Name: James Jones
    Aliases: Bushranger
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35
    Appearance:
    [spoiler](Image)
    The silver collar you see closes over his head in a balaclava-esque way
    [/spoiler]


Motivations
    Goals: Protect ordinary people from Crime and corruption, and hold those responsible for it accountable. Even if it turns out to be a large entity such as a powerful corporation or government.
    Fears: That he will dig too deep, and one of the entities he pursues will silence him for it, and not be brought to justice. Or that people will grow complacent with corruption in the midst, and not push back against it.


Strengths and Weaknesses
    Source of Power: Self-made cyborg
    Powers :
    Cybernetic Strength: Above peak human strength and stamina which can be maintained for long periods of time, can bend a steel girder, crumble concrete like styrofoam and run at a speed which would put a gold medalist sprinter to shame.
    Remote access: one of his internal implants, the infolink allows him to access networks and computer systems remotely, though a hacker he is not. guessing passwords is the best he can do is that regard, being able tap computers and wireless networks on the fly is very useful.
    Abilities:
    Tradesman: He is a skilled engineer specialising in cybernetic implants and prosthetics, and can maintain his own hardware easily. Also helps him maintain a reputation as a "working class hero".
    Connections: Maintains connections with other engineers, suppliers and surgeons who can keep him in good condition,these people can also shelter him should it be necessary, but may want a favour in return.
    Equipment: prosthetic maintainence toolkit.
    Weaknesses: Hodge-podge: His implants are a patchwork of different types, and while he is a skilled engineer, he isn't a surgeon. With many of his implants being different people's handiwork, the lack of standardisation can makes maintainence bothersome.
    SYN-ACK: His wireless access implant is vulnerable to being pinged by someone who knows how, potentially leaving him vulnerable to being tracked
    Work-life balance: relies on his salary as a means of funding his exploits, and balancing heroism, his job and appearing to be a law abiding citizen to others is a tricky balancing act.


Background:
    Job: Prosthetics fabrication engineer
    Legal Status: legal Australian citizen, no criminal record.
    Backstory:
    James grew up in Melbourne, Australia in a large working class family, and respected his parents greatly for working so hard to be able to provide a good life and education for him and his siblings, but he was born with birth defects in his limbs which made it difficult to walk and do tasks others would find trivial. at 13, due to malformed legs he had to walk with a cane. While other boys played football and cricket, he solemnly sat on the sidelines. Others could take part in art classes, and hold books and pens, his palsied right hand and the stubbed fingers on his left made this impossible. Nonetheless, he put a brave face on it all, and did his best to come across as good humoured through it all, despite being physically disabled, he was well-liked throughout school and university for being sociable and friendly.

    But as his education progressed, and he began to specialise in cybernetics and prosthetic engineering, he realised that his malformed limbs could be replaced. But he was only a working class lad, who could never afford such extensive treatment. But he was never one to simply give up, and knowing his situation better than anyone else, he powered through higher education to attain a respectable grade, all the while sketching blueprints and sourcing components for his own personal experiments. He kept contact with his best friend who chose to go to medical school as a surgeon and specialise in implantation, wanting to open his own private practice. He took a job as a fabrication engineer for a prosthetics company, using the off hours to slowly but surely build the implants that would replace his own disfunctional limbs. It took years, but said friend finally opened his practice, and James struck a deal with him. He would perform the surgery gratis, on the condition that it be used as a publicity stunt to garner media attention, after all, helping such a badly affected man would sure to warm some hearts and throw around some free advertising.

    He woke up after long hours of surgery, he was bald and covered in scars and sutures, but it was done. His new limbs worked like a charm! he went back to work with renewed vigour, but something still nagged at him. He was far from a rich man, and he lived in a somewhat rough part of town. One day when walking home from work, he witnessed a mugging. Deciding to put his new hardware to the test, he rushed over to put the situation right. He grabbed the thug aside, and when the black clad man lashed out with a stout knife, his new and lightning quick reflexes caught the man's wrist, twisting the blade out of his hand. While waiting for the police to arrive, it was a hell of a rush to stop a crime, and he seemed to have a knack for it.

    After some tuning and tinkering of his implants and stopping some other petty crimes, he took it upon himself to fabricate an identity concealing collar-helmet, and adopt a nickname. Bushranger, after folk hero Ned Kelly. When the irons are done clanging for the evening at his workplace, he'll retire to his hideout. In a disused service room in the factory's sprawling basement, he keeps listening to police radio while tinkering with his hardware, and when the time comes for action, he won't hesitate to put on his helmet, identity concealing boiler suit and longcoat, and spring into action.

    DO NOT REMOVE: 1492

This is much better, however I think that the weaknesses you added are a tad bit too soft for what Bushranger brings to the table. Perhaps you could expand the SYN-ACK weaknesses to include the risk of someone messing with his electronics or such?

Done
Quotes:
Xilonite wrote: cookies are heresy.

Kelinfort wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:A terrorist attack on a disabled center doesn't make a lot of sense, unless to show no one is safe.

This will take some time to figure out, i am afraid.

"No one is safe, not even your most vulnerable and insecure!"

Cesopium wrote:Welp let's hope armies of 10 million don't just roam around and Soviet their way through everything.

Yugoslav Memes wrote:
Victoriala II wrote:Ur mom has value

one week ban for flaming xd

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Much better than the kulak smoothies. Their texture was suspiciously grainy.

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