Warrior of Heaven
Created by Billy Mays, support provided by Neo Pikachu
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO TODAY
Kanto and Johto no longer are the same, nor will they ever be again. The old beginning has died, and a new one has begun. One that has made the world a darker place.
Throughout the last century, anomalies have broken out, and people were born with features similar to Pokémon, sharing their likenesses, physical traits, and abilities to conjure up the elements like their animalistic companions could. They were called the Gijinkas, known as the humans that had the tails, ears, hair color, and other similar features of a single Pokémon, but still remained mostly human. At first, they were regarded as bewildering, strange, and some felt it was a miracle while others foretold they would bring disaster. But as more and more were born throughout the generation, they went from being novelty to being commonplace. Though it took some time, legislature gave them the same rights as humans, and they were integrated into society, though the occasional hate crime against them still mixed with the rest of mankind's vices.
And now their numbers have been diminishing in the past few years. Questions have arisen to the strange disappearance of these Gijinkas, but there are some that believe it is the work of the recently created Tohjo Anomaly Initiative government agency, referred to often by its abbreviation, TAI. No one knows who or what authorized their existence, but the agency is always shrouded in silence, never mentioned in the media or publications, always kept as the most secret of intelligence agencies. They work in silence, waiting like predators, breaking the rules, dragging their victims away without a trace, and no one knows what becomes of them, although a library of dark conspiracy theories exists and changes day to day as macabre inspiration continues.
While there are many that believe the TAI isn't the problem and others refuse to believe it even exists, The Protectors were founded to protect the Gijinkas from the TAI and anyone else seeking to hunt them because of their powers or as a result of hate crimes. And The Protectors accepted anyone they could. Trainers, professors, business owners, neighbors, friends, anyone, just so as long as they remain committed to the mission. They worked in secrecy just as much as the TAI, watching from the shadows, serving as the Gijinkas very own guardian angels.
And on a different front, another conflict has arisen. The Trainer's Federation, in charge of overseeing the Indigo League, including its gyms and its Pokémon Centers, has been locked against the criminal organization known as The Syndicate. Corrupt CEOs, smugglers, thieves, assassins, mercenaries, and spies operate within the Syndicate, suppressing others with oppression, duress, and control, or simply carrying out a deed that no one else can do as well as they can. The TAI makes underhanded deals with the Syndicate, along with even the Protectors, hiring an extra hand, or offering the Syndicate money or equipment that overrules their loyalty to certain TAI members. They control the playing field, keeping the war between the TAI and the Protectors going as if the fight for the Gijinkas' welfare is their own dark circus. The Trainer's Federation, however, wants to put an end to the Syndicate's games and puppet shows, and the only way they can do that is to dismantle the entire network before the war between the TAI and the Protectors gets even more dangerous and costly.
The bloody hours have already done a tremendous amount of damage. But as the body count rises, there are many who live in fear or want liberation. And there are many that see the dark violence as a banquet to feast on.
THE ART OF WAR
Times have changed. A hundred years have passed, and innovation has advanced, in some ways miraculous and wondrous, and in other ways, dark and foreboding.
A recently new innovation only perfected during the past decade, this technology was originally created to rectify handicaps and physical challenged people and Pokémon. Basic Cyber Tech (BCT), was created and legalized to serve as replacements for prosthetics, offering humans and Pokémon a means to replace missing appendages, or correct their blindness, deafness, and other physical handicaps.
But there were others that took it one dark step further than they should have. Shortly after the creation of BCT, Advanced Cyber Tech (ACT) was made not only to replace missing appendages, but also advanced their capabilities, such as a hearing implant that allowed a user to hear a pin drop a mile away, or even a grafted firearm cannon to replace a missing arm, turning people into living weapons. Unlike BCT, the government refused to endorse and legalize ACT to the public, but that did not stop it from being created. Eventually, as criminals refused to surrender ACT implants, government agents, military personnel, and even a few members of the TAI adopted the use of ACT weaponry and enhancements, but were all kept under the cloak of the government. That, however, did not stop those that disregard the government's laws from using them.
ACT and BCT, however, were found to be incompatible with the complex nervous system and DNA of Gijinkas.
What was originally initiated as Project SYNTH is now alive and well, thanks to the TAI. And it's the fuel of nightmares destined to make any sane Pokémon shake their head in disbelief or stare and gawk in unfathomable bewilderment.
It started only a few years ago as the creation of fast-acting mutagens, made possible thanks to the TAI using dark science and macabre experiments upon the Gijinkas. One by one, the Gijinkas were dissected, analyzed, and mutilated with experiments, but it was only later did something... possible, come out of it. One team of scientists had used Gijinka DNA to create a mutagen that could potentially transform a human into a Pokémorph, one that would look far more like a Pokémon than a Gijinka did, but still maintain a bipedal composure and human-like stance. Not to mention the process allowed the human to keep their memories, and it was found that after modifications, they were able to keep their rationality. In addition, they were able to perform the same kinds of attacks as Pokémon.
The dark science continued, and after perfecting the Pokémorph mutagens, it was later discovered the TAI teams could enhance the process, allowing a mutagen with multiple features of several Pokémon to be combined together, allowing the recipient to have the tail of one Pokémon, but the claws of another and the wings of a third. While both humans and Pokémon alike would have called them horrors, the TAI scientists called them "Chimeras," and yet continued to play god.
The birth of the Standard Mutagen allowed for humans to turn themselves into half-human, half-Pokémon Pokémorphs or Chimeras, but once changed, did not let them return to their form or take on a new one. It wasn't until the creation of Override Mutagens that allowed a Pokémorph or Chimera to change form into a different one if necessary.
As a precautionary measure, the TAI created Chimera Reversal Agents (CRAs), capable of returning a Pokémorph or a Chimera back to their human form, using reconstruction DNA process of their original human DNA that still lingered in them despite their changed form. Many TAI scientists protested the creation of CRAs, but without them, the mutagens could be used against them and do irreparable damage.
But even after all that madness, they still weren't completely satisfied.
Forced Evolution Agents (FEAs) were made as a means to forcefully evolve a Pokémon to the next evolution stage without the use of training experience or evolution items. However, to maddening delight of TAI scientists, FEAs also worked on Pokémorphs and Chimeras, allowing them to evolve and essentially become new Pokémon. With their human DNA now completed wiped, no CRA could ever return them back to human.
It was discovered, however, that no mutagen could work with a Gijinka due to their complex DNA, and it could not work with anyone that had used BCT or ACT technology, as the mutagens needed to change all aspects of a recipient's DNA, and the cybernetic implants barred it from doing such.
Regardless, the mutagen technology is relatively new, mostly unknown, and the TAI keeps it very secret. Not even the Protectors or the Trainer's Federation know about it yet. But keeping such dark but powerful technology is like keeping a shadow in a bottle. How far that shadow spreads is only dictated by the course of time...
The standard homo sapiens, any ethnicity.
Notes: Humans can elect to have BCT or ACT cybernetic implants grafted into them during the course of the RP, which would turn them into cyborgs. Or, they may be injected with mutagens that would result in them becoming Pokémorphs or Chimeras.
A human-like being with several aspects of a single Pokémon, such as wings, tails, ears, and the like. Generally, they still appear to be mostly human and still have human skin.
Advantages: Gijinkas are able to communicate to Pokémon directly via Pokéspeech. Meanwhile, they have the abilities and moves of a Pokémon as well (level up, TM, tutor, egg, and any other move that Pokémon can learn or acquire)
Disadvantages: Gijinkas are always in danger of being hunted by the TAI as they seek to perfect and continue their research. Meanwhile, Gijinkas can have their powers annulled by the use of "pacifier collars" that the TAI uses as special handcuffs that suppress a Gijinka's or a Pokémon's powers. Meanwhile, they can also be tracked by the use of the TAI's special DNA scanners.
Notes: Gijinkas are immune to mutagens. Meanwhile, BCT and ACT implants are incompatible with them and will not function. Also, there is a very rare chance that two human parents will have a Gijinka child, but if there is a Gijinka parent and a human parent, there is a half chance of the child being a Gijinka, and if both parents are Gijinkas the child will always be a Gijinka.
A human with several robotic implants, which can be either BCTs and/or ACTs.
Advantages: People with BCT pretty much are like normal humans, as BCTs only fix a problem, not enhance you. People with ACTs have special abilities, based on the enhancements they have. Meanwhile, BCTs and ACTs can be replaced and upgraded.
Disadvantages: If you do not have permits, ACTs are illegal. It's the duty of ANY law abiding authority or citizen to turn you in for illegal ACTs. Cyber tech can be shut up with EMP devices or by overloading them (safety protocols make it so if an implant is overloaded, it shut off in order to prevent it from harming the user). Can be tracked through electromagnetic scanners.
Notes: Cyborgs are unaffected by mutagens, but they can have additional implants added on, replaced, or upgraded during the course of the RP.
Previous humans that were turned into half Pokémon, half human hybrids. Unlike Gijinkas, Pokémorphs and Chimeras look much more like Pokémon and in many cases, almost appear like they were never human in the first place. Pokémorphs are combinations of a human with only one Pokémon form, while Chimeras combine several Pokémon features into one form.
Advantages: Pokémorphs and Chimeras can use Pokémon powers and moves, but only level-up ones of the Pokémon they're a hybrid of. They can also hide among Pokémon and be easily mistaken for one. They can also potentially change forms or even revert back to a human with the correct mutagen or agent type. However, after evolving with a Forced Evolution Agent, they are locked forever more into their new form, and cannot ever change back or mutate into a new form. Once this happens, they're legally considered new Pokémon.
Disadvantages: Pokémorphs and Chimeras cannot communicate to Pokémon the ways Gijinkas can, and they cannot use BCT or ACT technology either. Meanwhile, they can also be suppressed through the TAI's pacifier collars. Pokémorphs and Chimeras cannot use human or Pokémon medicine, unless they go back to being human through a Chimera Reversal Agent or evolve into a "new Pokémon" via a Forced Evolution agent, which would allow them to use Pokémon medicine). Pokémorphs and Chimeras may not be able to use human weapons and/or drive human vehicles depending on the kind of form they have (evolved Chimeras and Pokémorphs would become too big to do wither in any case regardless of the form).
Notes: Pokémorphs and Chimeras cannot have BCT or ACT technology.
Standard Level 1 Pokémorph/Chimera - The standard size Pokémorph/Chimera, retaining the same size they had while they were human. Still capable of becoming human through a Chimera Reversal Agent.
Advanced Level 2 Pokémorph/Chimera - An evolved Pokémorph/Chimera, usually standing around 10-15 feet tall. These evolved Pokémon are no longer considered human. Though they are stronger, they are slower and easier to hit.
Elite Level 3 Pokémorph/Chimera - The last evolution stage a Pokémorph/Chimera can achieve, usually standing around 20-30 feet tall. These hulking creatures have hit their maximum strength, but are slow and cannot enter most buildings.
There are different sides to every war. And war is hard on both the victors and the losers.
The Tohjo Anomaly Initiative (TAI)
Description: A government agency whose goal is to find, capture, and research Gijinkas or other anomalies. Through permits, TAI members can use ACTs and use mutagens. TAI members cannot be Gijinkas. Being government agents, they are above the common law, but due to their secrecy they can't actually use the police force to their advantage and keep their mutagens under covert operations. Not all TAI members are necessarily Gijinka-hating evil bastards; some just follow orders and don't ask questions.
Roles: Besides secretaries, scientists, and other misc jobs, the TAI have to special kinds of agents to track down Gijinkas. There are Seekers, track and gather info, and excel at using stealth and guile to their advantage, and Catchers, who are the enforcers of the agency, that excel at fighting and/or capturing their opponents. Seekers are like the Gestapo, Catchers are like S.W.A.T. There are also Officers, who take charge of groups of lower ranked members.
Leader: "The Director". The director of the TAI.
HQ: Saffron City
TAI Influence Towns: Celadon City, Olivine City
Sign Up Age Limit: 21-60
Allowed Races: Human, Pokémorph/Chimera, Cyborg
Description: A secret organization who's ultimate goal is to stop the TAI from hunting Gijinkas and destroy the TAI at all costs. Because the TAI is a secret agency that most people don't even know about, it's techically not illegal to try and stop them. However, many Protectors will do illegal activities in order to defeat them (like using ACTs without permits, or stealing supplies). They, however, cannot start as Pokémorphs or Chimeras, as they don't even know the mutagens exist yet.
Roles: The ragtag members of the Protectors come from many backgrounds and professions, but the most important ones are Professors (and their aides), Trainers, and people who are willing to hide Gijinkas from the TAI, through any means.
Leader: Professor Maple. A Pokémon-studying professor from New Bark Town who discovered the actions of the TAI, and created the Protectors in order to stop them.
HQ: New Bark Town
Protector Influenced Towns: Pallet Town, Mahogany Town
Sign Up Age Limit: 10-60
Allowed Races: Human, Gijinka, Cyborg, Pokémorph/Chimera (but not at start).
Description: A crime syndicate who's goal is to gain money and power and make a name for themselves in the world. The Syndicate is the least organized group, working in separate and loose cells so that if some fall, it won't affect the other cells. Besides the actual organization, which makes its trade through under the table dealings and black market trading, there are many random outlaws who work for the Syndicate. The Syndicate gives these criminals shelter, and assistance if need be, while these criminals give a cut of their profit to the Syndicate. The Syndicate follow no law except The Code, which all members must follow or be hunted down and killed for disobeying them. There are three rules in The Code:
1. You must never harm a child (someone under the age of ten)
2. You cannot betray the Syndicate
3. Your fellow Syndicate comrades are your brothers; respect them, and never harm them.
Roles: Many. Thieves, Mercenaries, Spies, Black Market Traders, Gun Dealers, etc. Think of something illegal, and the Syndicate does it.
Leader: "The Godfather". A mysterious businessman who is in charge of the Syndicate. No one in the Syndicate besides his right hand man has ever seen him.
HQ: Goldenrod City
Syndicate Influenced Towns: Ecruteak City, Vermillion City
Sign Up Age Limit: 16-60
Allowed Races: Human, Gijinka, Cyborg, Pokémorph/Chimera
The Trainer's Federation
Description: The group in charge of anything in the region that involves Pokémon. Their goal is to uphold the law and keep order. The Trainer's Federation, as the name suggests, is a group of trainers, and as such, you have to have at least one Pokémon to be in the Trainer's Federation. Also, as the Federation wants its members to abide by the law, you cannot have ACTs if you are a Federation member, even illegal ones, and cannot be Pokémorphs/Chimeras (the Federation does not even know they exist yet). Unlike the Syndicate, they are mostly unaware of what's going on with the TAI and the Protectors.
Roles: Elite Four Members, Gym Leaders, Coordinators, Trainers, etc. Pretty much anything that has to do with Pokémon.
Leader: "The Champion". The current champion of the Kanto/Johto region.
HQ: Indigo Plateau
Trainer's Federation Influenced Towns: Fuchsia City, Blackthorn City
Sign Up Age Limit: 10-60
Allowed Races: Human, Gijinka, Pokémorph/Chimera (but not at start).
- Follow all standard SPPF forum rules and role play rules.
- Avoid obscene levels of god-modding. Some reality-bending is okay in a science fiction sense, but don't use it as extreme leverage over your fellow RPers.
- No bunnying without permission. Only exception is if characters are traveling in the same party and/or vehicle. It should be safe to assume all members of the party arrive at the intended destination simultaneously.
- Avoid any extreme sexual or racist content in your posts.
- Multiple characters are fine, up to 3. Note that two of these characters have to be in the same faction.
- Billy Mays, Neo Pikachu, Tasslehoff, and Septic Scepti1e are the GMs of this RP, and have the right to accept or deny your sign up. Also, we will be taking on the leader positions of the factions.
What purpose drives you?
Name: Character name, first, last, and any middle or nicknames.
Gender: Male or female
Age: Age in years
Race: Human, Gijinka, Cyborg, or Pokémorph/Chimera. Certain conditions apply.
Faction: Which of the four factions your character is a part of, or whether they are neutral. However, neutral characters have to be relevant neutrals that MUST contribute and influence the conflict. An assassin not associated with the Syndicate is a good example of a relevant neutral, but not something like a little kid living in Cherrygrove with no real importance.
Description: Describe what your character looks like in terms of their physique, body shape, and the clothes they wear.
Personality: Your character's emotions, attitude, and emotional intelligence. Note that Gijinkas, and Pokémorphs/Chimeras are not mentally influenced by the Pokémon they're blended with, and therefore do not have animalistic-like influences.
History: Your character's background and upbringing prior to the events and situation of today.
Special Powers: If Cyborg, Gijinka, or Pokémorph/Chimera, describe your special abilities and powers here.
Other: Any additional details you wish to add, such as equipment your character typically carries.
For each Pokémon
Up to 3, no legendaries
Name: The Pokémon's Nickname, if any
Species: The Pokémon's species. No legendaries.
Gender: Male, female, or genderless
Personality and Background: The Pokémon's attitude and emotions, as well as how the Pokémon came to be in the possession of the trainer. A few sentences are all that's necessary.
THE TOHJO ANOMALY INITIATIVE
Ian Blackwood, ACT Cyborg - Played by SoulMuse
Giovanni "Albinoloon" Rooney, Human - Played by Metal Bagon (Unfinished)
[LEADER] Professor Julius Maple, BCT Cyborg - Played by Billy Mays [GM]
Bast, Persian Gijinka - Played by Nairda801
Purplepassion (Gijinka), (Human)