Warrior of Heaven
Team Elite - "Because Money Talks!"
HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN
Back in the 1980s, when decent music still existed, the government of Unova invested big bucks into a scientific research firm called JRD, yet another acronym that no one remembers what exactly it stood for. And like many other things the government invested in, they simply forgot about it, didn't audit their balance sheets, and continued to cut checks and unknowingly fund a bunch of mad scientists that were pretty much allowed to do whatever they want and keep collecting money that people were paying taxes for.
For thirty years, JRD existed in the shadows, only they called themselves Neo Genesis because JRD wasn't really a creative name anyway. In truth, most people would have browned their pants if they knew what Neo Genesis was doing with poor captured Pokémon that were really not asking for any trouble. And every now and then, they'd hire interns from a sappy job board online, promise "great growth opportunities" and no one would ever hear from them again, not sure if they became full time employees and just never called home, or if they got turned into a Pikachu and have been stuck in a cage running a giant hamster wheel to power the coffee maker. Thanks to Neo Genesis, they created over four hundred new Pokémon species in underground labs across Unova that no one even got to know about, as well as did other crazy creations involving screwing around with genetics.
And for over thirty years, they enjoyed it, but after a while, they realized no one really got to see the fruits of their labor as they kept everything secret. And it didn't take very long for them to get that screwed in the head to want to find ways to share what they made... all at once. After doing all kinds of crazy, inhuman things to themselves and other Pokémon, they decided humans were too old school to continue loafing around, being all human-like. Humans, to Neo Genesis, were like hula hoops and disco clubs trying to exist today. Or like going into an ice cream parlor that serves a hundred different flavors and then be a silly twit by choosing vanilla.
Enter Revelation Mutagen Gas. It was Neo Genesis's way of deciding to put a really quirky mark on the history books by, well, wanting to change humans into half-human, half-Pokémon creatures called "Pokémorphs," kind of like what many of them had done to themselves already. Or in some cases, "Chimeras," where they were nuts enough to take their favorite parts of multiple Pokémon and tack it all onto themselves in one package, like the fur of one Pokémon, wings of another, some other Pokémon's tail, the colors of another Pokémon, and the fun went on, as if what Arceus made was just a bunch of Legos to screw around with and then wear in the form of a permanent Halloween costume.
Anyway, Revelation Mutagen Gas, called RMG for people too lazy to say the whole thing, was generously unleashed upon Unova via twelve massive canisters opened like piñatas in the middle of Nimbasa City in a warehouse no one bothered to check out until the whole thing blew up. It didn't take very long for people to freak out, and in the beginning, people thought the gas was lethal. Nimbasa City was frantically evacuated, and it didn't take very long before people found out what the gas did. Only 7% of Nimbasa's citizens were "infected," but it was discovered that it was possible to be infected multiple times, ending up with the attributes of one Pokémon and then have another one's tacked on, and another one's after that, and so on, making a real mess out of things.
The gas kept spreading all over Unova, and travel businesses and cruiseliners, not expecting such a high demand in the "LET'S GET THE FRICK OUT OF HERE" industry to suddenly pick up, got paid a pretty penny for shipping people out. But, soon enough, checkpoints were set up, and anyone with any bit of RMG on them was barred from leaving Unova and quickly deported away from the docks, as people feared the frick out of RMG. Unova, as it was, became quarantined. The Unova government was proud to declare that 85% of the population managed to escape from Unova and be shipped off to Sinnoh, Johto, or wherever. As for the remaining 15% somewhere out there, well, Unova wished them the best of luck. The polite way of saying "you're screwed."
THE FOUNDING OF TEAM ELITE
Unova realized their major goof up after checking out the books again and someone actually smart made the connection between the insane Neo Genesis and JRD, which was actually supposed to stand for "Joint Research Division" back on a 1981 manual that had already yellowed quite nicely in the archives. Problem was, the Unova government officials no longer had their Unova stuff, including their shiny offices, their new exotic cars, their shore houses, and if word got out that they really screwed up, well, things would get ugly.
They needed someone to, well, take care of the Neo Genesis problem. And the fact they let out over 800 new science-created Pokémon just go gallivanting into the Unova wilderness while Pokémorphs and Chimeras were walking around in Unova, having no idea what was to become of them, didn't look so hot either. They needed someone to clean up the mess and find a solution. And they felt sending the military would make things look too dire and political. Already, they had assure the Unova citizens that this was just a minor hiccup that would soon be solved, all the while keeping things quiet about the real nature of how things went down... the toilet.
So, who did they hire if it wasn't the military? Well, talented Pokémon trainers like yourself, of course! With an extra chunk of money from cutting off funding to "JRD," they could pay each trainer they hired fifty million dollars each to head into Unova and put an end to Neo Genesis, and maybe find a way to clean up the gas, round up the wild Pokémon that really shouldn't have existed and maybe put them into a goofy zoo, and find something to address the Pokémorph/Chimera thing. Hopefully. Great deal, huh? Because yeah, otherwise Unova is fully in Neo Genesis's hands, and that could get ugly. Like the burrito you hid in the glove compartment and only discovered two weeks later.
And so, the Unova government quietly hired you as "Team Elite," given the mission to head into a region now thick with mutagen chemical gases, strange new Pokémon, Unova citizens that have probably lost their marbles over what they have become, and well, other fun stuff. But that's good, because Trainers like you are prepared for adventure, right?
And I repeat, fifty million dollars! Just as long as you keep the truth hushed up, okay?
MECHANICS (NOT THE ONES THAT WORK ON YOUR CAR)
You're a Unova citizen who managed to be one of the lucky 85% of the people that evacuated before they closed the gates. Okay, not all that lucky, but still. Or you're someone from the outside that caught their interest, because you're just that extra special. Either way, the Unova government is sending you back into Unova to make things right, hopefully find something to undo the damage, and generally make sure Neo Genesis won't be a problem anymore, whatever that might entail.
The Unova officials gave you a gas mask, a badass night-camouflage uniform, high-tech radio equipment, and even whatever weapon(s) you wanted to have to make you feel cool and get motivated for a mission like you were some special black ops, A-Team, or otherwise macho elite commando ready to kick tail and chew bubble gum when really... no. There's a few things you should know too.
The gas mask doesn't actually work against RMG, so every time you make an RP post, you have a 10% chance (randomized rolls courtesy of random.org!) of having your character become infected and become a Pokémorph of a Pokémon. So every time a 10 or below pops up, you're infected with RMG!
"Uhh, yeah, so what happens when I get infected with RMG?"
When you get infected by RMG (after you're all done cursing your luck), you'll be presented with three Pokémon chosen by random (random.org, that is!), 1-649. All your favorites and all the ones you can't stand. So let's use an example, Jackie Williams, a hotshot and kickass-looking female trainer.
So let's say Jackie Williams makes a post, and on the randomized roll of 1-100 to see if she gets infected, she gets a 7 when I do the rolls. Since this is under 10, she gets infected with RMG! And this is where the fun begins.
So, after that, a randomized roll of 1-649 occurs three times. So, after trying it, this is what she gets to choose from:
#414 - Mothim
#255 - Torchic
#340 - Whiscash
Okay, so let's say she goes with Mothim. So her character transforms into a Mothim Pokémorph on her next post.
Since her luck sucks, let's say she gets infected again on her next post, and now she gets three more.
#623 - Golurk
#491 - Darkrai
#497 - Serperior
No contest here, she goes with Darkrai on this one (actually got pretty lucky!). So she can do just about anything that adds the Darkrai stuff to her already existing Mothim Pokémorph form, such as changing her colors to reflect Darkrai's and/or adding in the smoke-like features that Darkrai has.
Let's say she gets infected again.
#106 - Hitmonlee
#358 - Chimecho
#198 - Murkrow
She goes with Murkrow and gives herself that feathery Murkrow tail, and maybe the funny witch's hat crest that a Murkrow has as well, tacked on to all the things she has already. So actually, she doesn't look too half bad in the end.
And it goes on and on. See how it works? But yes, none of the forms can be completely "overwritten" which means at least something of the previous forms should still be there. Like she can't scrap the Mothim or Murkrow stuff by replacing it with whatever she gets next and make it seem like she never even got those. But don't panic if you get weird or stupid stuff, there will be ways to play around with this and possibly undo it later on in the RP. But that won't be for a while.
Oh yeah, and after being dropped in Nimbasa City, scene of the crime, you suddenly realize your radio equipment is only strong enough to reach your fellow team members. Something is now blocking long-range communications, so you can't contact HQ for more help... not like they would give it to you anyway.
And so begins the mission and the investigation to find the mad scientists of Neo Genesis and whatever more weirdness they've cooked up for dinner.
And let's not forget... fifty million dollars!
- Absolutely no punching, no kicking, no screaming, and keep your hands and feet to yourself for the duration of the ride. Just kidding.
- Follow SPPF's rules. Don't want to get this locked now, right?
- God-modding... eh, whatever. Have a good time, as long as it's not super-lame and spoils the fun for everyone else. I'm okay with people busting out funny and outlandish stuff in an RP like this.
- Slapping rabbit ears on someone and bunnying them is okay if they give you the green light to do so because they're leaving on vacation to somewhere in Djibouti or wherever. But dude, don't do it if they didn't say you could. It's lame.
- When the plane is about to land, observe the no-smoking and seatbelt signs, and put your tray tables up and your seats back in the full, upright position. After the plane has landed, take all your personal carry-on bags and personal belongings from the overhead compartment.
- You're free to make as many characters as you like. Just don't make them lonely by neglecting them! You wouldn't want that done to you!
- Stuff should be no worse than PG13. Violence is great, but don't jump all over the idea of slapping ridiculous sexual or racist content in your posts. It's just... mean.
- Be creative and make your own plot twists, I'm okay with that. Be a player, not a spectator!
A winner is you!
NAME: <Your character's first and last name, and middle, if you want to chuck that in as well. Fail to fill this out, and I'll pack in something embarrassing for you. Like Billy Joe Bob or Cathy Katty Catherson.>
GENDER: <Male, female, or if you really insist, "IT." And yes, "IT" is the monster clown race that no one actually wants to pick anyway. Such a funny horror movie.>
AGE: <How many times people sang "Happy Birthday" to you. Any age is fine, as long as it's not one where the candles cost more than the cake. Or back in the days where you didn't know how to use a spoon. Or why the frick they were putting primitively-lighted desserts in front of you anyway.>
APPEARANCE: <Describe your character's cool looks and charm, and how they look in that badass night-camouflage uniform they have! Should be at least a paragraph, but the more you add, the better. Oh come on, I know you can do it!>
PERSONALITY: <Detail your character's odd, funny, badass, irritated, sarcastic, quirky, or crazy personality here. Again, a paragraph, at least. Make them more like a person and less like a brick wall!>
HISTORY: <Ha ha ha, everyone's favorite part! Not! Should be a few paragraphs of your character's upbringing in Unova and how they got kickass at Pokémon training, enough to be selected for... *ahem,* fifty million dollars to take part in this mission.>
EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONS: <Ah yes, this part's much more fun. Describe what kind of equipment and what kind of heat your character is packing. Remember, though, no one else is carrying all that for you!>
SKILLZ: <In the pursuit of life, liberty, and mad skillz, what things does your character rock at, besides Pokémon training? Stuff like repair, chemistry, basket-weaving, that kind of thing. No, air guitar doesn't count.>
HITS: <Two or three things character loves. Can be anything such as favorite foods, pastimes, what kind of stuff is on their Netflix queue, candy, a box of kittens, that kind of thing.>
MISSES: <Two or three things your character hates. Like Mondays. Or Snooki.>
THEME SONG: <YES, link to a song that just totally captures your character in terms of rocking out hard, earthquake bass dance music, headbanging metal, or something soft and serene to hide the inner BADASS of your character.>
OTHER: <As if you didn't cover everything already. >
FOR EACH POKÉMON
Pick up to 6!
NAME: <♪Your Pokémon has a first name, it's...♬>
SPECIES: <What your Pokémon is! Make a drinking game out of how many times a person picks an Eeveelution!>
GENDER: <Male, female, or genderless. "IT Zombie Clown" option not available.>
PERSONALITY AND HISTORY: <An easy-money paragraph of whether your Pokémon is an A type, B type, C type (crazy), or whatever personality. And a little bit about how they came into your character's loving arms. By getting bonked by a Pokéball on the head. Or something like that.>
Cheers, and if you've got questions, feel free to pester me. I like the attention!
THE CAST OF THE EPIC TEAM ELITE
Alex Waters - Played by Avenger Angel
Theresa Del Monico - Played by *Jean Grey*
Krisofer "Kris" Riveraid - Played by GoldenHouou
Ian Blackwood - Played by SoulMuse
Janine Price - Played by Avenger Angel
Marisha Cynthia Valentine (Dr. Valentine) - Played by GoldenHouou
Nathan J. Sparks - Played by GalladeofSpades
Harold Lott - Played by Billy Mays
Yuki Thompson - Played by Aura Of Twilight
Amy Matthews - Played by GalladeofSpades
Donald Greystaver - Played by chanseychansey77
Lila Kirby - Played by GalactaKnightisawesome
Leonardo "Leo" Silverstone - Played by Mon1010
Skylar Lyons - Played by leafstormfire
Traynor Lein - Played by alteredegoX