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Titans: Red War - TT RPG (Rated R)

Discussion in 'Sign Up' started by VampirateMace, May 24, 2016.

  1. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    ~ Looking for new players, both Heroes and Villains! ~

    RPG Thread
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    This RPG is the sequel to “Control Freaks Contest Royal”, and as such is also based on the first Teen Titans cartoon series (as opposed to Teen Titans Go and Young Justice. . . or any of the comics), and takes place sometime after the episode “For Real”. It is open to new players, and you don’t really have to know anything about the show to play (it's pretty much basic, you're a superhero/villain fare), but those who have watched it (or relates series, or read any of the comics) may drop spoilers, so you’ve been warned. It will also probably be a little more serious in nature than Contest Royal was.

    The previous installment was listed as PG-13, but I'm boosting this to R (recommended age, 17+) due to the violent events that led up to it, and the seriousness of the plot. Please note that this rating is not to be use as an excuse to go crazy. Also, if your characters are going to be intimate, please use discretion and 'fade to black' when necessary.

    *******

    Control Freak is dead. The Teen Titans team of Chromium City is fractured; in turmoil over the events of the past few days. One of them actually killed someone. Not just a monster, but a person. One of them actually killed a person. A criminal yes, but a person.

    Let's rewind. . .

    Two months ago, a Teen Titans tower was erected in Chromium City, it was to serve as the headquarters for young heroes, in their battle against the city's high crime rates. The city has a a high rate of migrant criminals, due to it’s close proximity to Jump City, where the original Teen Titans tower is located (the original team in this version being Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire).

    But before our young heroes could even get comfortable in their new home, they were challenge by the chubby, pop culture fan, villain, Control Freak (self proclaimed master of all media). He 'challenged' the team to a 'Contest Royal' (though there's some suspicion that he doesn't. . . er, didn't actually understand what a Contest Royal is), in which he set-up several nightmare scenarios around the city that they had to solve. The challenges were frustrating and long, and left the Titans little time for rest, taking a heavy toll on them. Some more then others. The Amazonian raised boy, Wonder Boy, ultimately killed Control Freak in a spectacular fit of sleep deprived demi-god rage, attracting a Red Ring (a powerful artifact which uses the wearer's rage as it's power source; from the Green Lantern universe). After which he gave a mighty battle cry and flew off into the cosmos.

    The team is fractured. With the enraged Wonder Boy off to worlds unknown, and many of the rest of them deeply traumatized, picking up the pieces has been hard. Not to mention Control Freak was the only one that knew where the mayor was (Control Freak kidnapped the mayor, and dressed up as him, as part of the final challenge).

    It's been two months, no one wants to say it, but they all know the mayor is dead. But what they lack is closure. They don't know if Control Freak killed him, or if he died as a result of starvation, exposure, or asphyxiation after Control Freak kicked it. They just don't have a body (a few even believe that Control Freak was the mayor all along, which would still mean he was dead). The search for him is ongoing, but any hope of him being alive when they found him died weeks ago, when a new mayor was been sworn in to fill the rest of his term.

    It won't be long though. Campaigns are already underway for the next election, and while there are some promising new candidates, there's a lot of nervous tension about the election. Current favorite is Tyana Bell, a middle aged African-American woman, who has been in politics most her life, and whose biggest selling point is improving local schools. Close behind her is Reverend Cory N. Airy, a retired traditionalist preacher, who is making a big stand about improving public services; transportation, sanitation, and sewage. And falling in behind them is Trey Poly, former Lebanese chef, and newcomer to the political scene, who is rallying for new business laws in order to boost the economy.

    But as always there is concern, mostly because of underground chatter that Brother Blood may be trying to rig the elections. Though no one is quite sure for who and why.

    Of course, this whole charade hasn't helped with the crime problem. Chromium City is now heralded in dark circles as the place to be if you're a planning to commit a crime (especially if you believe the rumors about Brother Blood being in town). The political unrest, the loss of heroes, their shattered confidence and lack of teamwork, all of it contributes to the problem. New criminals are moving into the city every day.

    But there is hope. There is always hope. After being contacted by Amanuma, one of the remaining heroes, and being filled in on the situation, Robin has dispatched reinforcements to the Chromium City tower, they should start arriving any day now. They may still have a chance to get things back on track. . . before it turns into all out WAR.

    ***

    To recap:

    You can play as:
    - A returning hero
    - A new hero
    - A new villain (or freelancer)
    - A returning hero turned villain/freelancer (looking at you Schade)
    (If you want to play as anything else, like a cop, run it by me first, we need to make sure there will be stuff for you to do.)

    Goals:
    - Heroes are trying to lower crime rates. Meanwhile, Villains/Freelancers are doing whatever they want. Conflict between the two are common, and more brutal then in the past. Large scale battles may ensue.
    - Heroes may also take on the task of looking for whatever is left of the former mayor. I suppose Villains could do this too, but why?
    - Heroes may also want to look into the rumors surrounding the upcoming elections. Villains, eh, you can have at this as well, if it serves your purposes.

    Additional:
    - Control Freak's remote has been dismantled. If you want it you have to find all the pieces and put them back together.

    *******
    Approved Players

    HEROES:
    1) VampirateMace - “Amanuma” Amunemopet
    2) Monster Guy - "Violet Lantern" Max Hudson
    3) Sketchie - "Nightmare" Lucas Moncrief
    4) Schade - “Grima” Nate Bonaparte
    5) Monster Guy - “Ice Dragon” Kyle Remington
    6) Lt. BLEU™ - “Agent Smith” John Smith
    7) TheCharredDragon - “Hunter Sigbin” Linda Matulin
    8) TheCharredDragon - “M-Buster” Kelly Matulin
    9) CuriousHeartless - 'Magik' Josh Red
    10) Titan500 - “Armoury (II)” Camilla Blair
    11) Rotrum - “West Wind” Alex Silver
    12)

    FREELANCERS:
    1) PeeGee - “Switch” Derek Wembleton
    2) Requiem's Eclipse - “Bloody Baron” Carter Williams
    3)

    VILLAINS:
    1) Schade - “Red Lantern” Archie
    2) Sketchie - "Drama Queen" Kathrine Smith
    3) DiaRubyTandem - "Impulse" Larry Thompson *Reserved*
    4) VampirateMace - "Little Doc" Nelly Mancini
    5) InnerFlame - “The Dominatrix” Chris Willes/Donna Heartful
    6) Tangeh - "Resonance" Vivian Walker
    7)
    8)

    ***
    Sign-up form:

    Super Name: Your super/villain hero name

    Civilian Name, or Secret Identity: Your birth name, or other alias(es)

    Gender: Boy/male or girl/female, with a few exceptions

    Age: 13+, preferably 17+

    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:
    There's a lot of freedom here, but don’t be ridiculous; you still can’t be an all-powerful god. Also, any spell casters should pick some specialties rather than being able to do anything.
    - Remember to include a method of transportation (not teleportation, unless it follows summoning rules [like if a Violet Lantern summons someone, or if Ama went to Gi and Kita's world, he'd land next to Gi since he'd be using a modified dismissal spell] or otherwise has an anchor).
    - Include non-super power skills if they are relevant or interesting.

    Personality: 8+ sentences on your mental state

    Appearance: 8+ sentences of how you look (include your costume)

    History: 10+ sentences on your past

    *******
    ME:

    Super Name: Amanuma

    Civilian Name(s), Secret Identity: Amunemopet (Real), Dexter Johnson (Alias)
    (While Amanuma’s true name is Amunemopet, and he lets others call him Amanuma because it’s easier for them to pronounce, and Dexter Johnson was a name he uses online and undercover, but Control Freak kind of messed that up for him, and he needs to work out a new alias.

    Faction: Hero

    Gender: Male

    Age: 18 in appearance, but a couple thousand years older in reality…

    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:
    Amanuma’s powers are twofold, he has ancient Egyptian sorcery he learned in life, and the power to manipulate his bandages to wrap-up enemies and create tripwires.

    1) His Bandages - Amanuma has a finite (limited) amount of bandages, once they run out he is left with nothing to manipulate, and wearing only his loincloth and thick gold bead and ankh necklace (or whatever he’d been wearing aside from bandages). The amount of bandages he wears is enough to cocoon an average size man in two neat layers, needless to say such neat wrapping are hard to do in battle, and Amanuma generally only considers it as a last resort. He could probably also grab something with them if he really needed to, or use them as a shortcut up/down stairs.

    2) His spells (See history) - Despite having turned his back on the religion he once devoted his whole being to, and in fact all religions, Amanuma still has the ability to use the magic he learned as a priest. However he can only use two spells at a time. Most of his spells pertain to the deity Sobek:
    - Manipulation of water; flow, pressure, floods, rain.
    - Healing; minor and major (patient can be undead or alive), even resurrection in certain circumstances.
    - Crocodiles/Reptiles; summoning, soothing/influencing, affinity.

    - Repelling Evil; weak spell that discourages evil creatures from coming closer.
    - Illusions; giant reptiles, Ammut, other monsters, self-disguise.
    - He can summon a giant crocodile (Gi), and a pterodactyl (Kita), for travel purposes.

    3) Amanuma is also somewhat skilled in several martial arts, which he learned post-mortem, limiting his ability to get better at them somewhat, since he can’t actually get stronger or improve his reaction time, only memorize the movements better so his performance of them is smoother. His natural reaction time isn’t bad though.

    4) Also, he knows at least four languages; Ancient Egyptian, English, Japanese, and Spanish.

    Personality:
    Though Amanuma is best described as bitter and disillusioned, he has a good heart (which is pretty much the only organ he has left) and will help anyone who’s in trouble.

    Amanuma was disappointed to be woken back into this world, and has since taken a severely atheist point of view, but he lets others believe as they will, and only points out his beliefs when it is relevant to the conversation. Which isn’t to say he’s non-confrontational, because in fact, he can be one mean son of a. . . well, you get the idea. . . he just doesn’t care what others believe.

    Actually, he can be quite kind at times, looking out for his friends and fellow heroes, though friendship with him usually comes with a heavy dose of tough love. Amanuma tends to be unintentionally emotionally abusive, as he finds nothing wrong with pointing out (and making fun of) the flaws of others or their creations. But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you, it’s simply that his bitterness and disillusionment tend to inhibit his ability to be tactful most of the time. Despite this, Amanuma is very polite when meeting new people (with a few exceptions), suspiciously polite. And continued politeness may be a sign that he, in fact, doesn’t like you.

    Amanuma is also fairly knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, having traveled and studied in several countries, in addition to having been part of the educated class in his time. Of the things he once valued, little more than the desire for continued learning has survived.

    Currently he's battling a bit of depression after seeing a dead man fall out of the sky, and experiencing the corresponding fracture of his team and spike in crime rate. He's a bit more reserved and introverted then usual.

    Appearance:
    Amanuma’s appearance is for all practical purposes, that of a horror movie style mummy, complete with glazed milky white eyes. Anyone familiar with Egyptology will note that real mummies are generally not wrapped that way, however Amanuma needs the free range of motion this style of wrapping provides in order to move, and has thus adopted them. Over his bandages he wears a thick elaborate necklace of gold beads with an ankh shaped charm, as well as a white loincloth with a djed charm attached to it. Sometimes he carries a faded multi-color over the shoulder bag he got in Mexico.

    A few of Amanuma’s distinguishing features can still be made out through the bandages, including his square jaw and long hands. Due to a slight curve in his spine, Amanuma’s right shoulder appears to sit lower than his left most of the time.

    Under his wrappings Amanuma has deep brown leather-like skin, withered and shriveled tight on his skeletal frame. He’s also got a long cut down his left side where his organs where removed. Without his wrapping further details of his face can be seen, his partially decomposed nose, and traces of black and green make-up still clinging to the skin around his eyes. Keeping with some standard of decency, Amanuma usually wears a pair of cat patterned pajama boxers when out of his bandages.

    Amanuma does not smell of full-on decay, but still has a slight unpleasant scent, something like poorly made jerky (ooc: yes, I actually have smelled a mummy, science is fun). He does not eat (his stomach is not even present in his body), but he does drink sterilized (via boiling to reduce bacteria) liquids such as tea and coffee, to help keep his body from getting too brittle, and thus ripping/breaking when he moves (with his water magic helping to prevent further decay).

    When formerly disguised as Dexter, he cast a spell over himself to look alive again. It’s a fairly complicated bit of magic somewhat out of his comfort zone, and therefore has a few weak points, such as his reflection still being that of a mummy, and his brown eyes not being completely free of their usual milky glaze. The effect is fairly good overall though, as he looks like a tall dark-skinned teen with some distinctive features. Both his square jaw and slightly curved spine are more his green polo and jeans than they were in bandages, but his hands and limbs fleshed out a little, look a lot less spindly and awkward than they normally do. Actually, the bandages are still there under the clothes that he traded his loincloth and thick necklace for, but they’re enchanted so the viewer thinks they see skin. White socks and black sneakers complete the disguise.

    History:
    Amanuma was once a priest in the temple of Sobek (the crocodile headed god who offered protection from crocodiles, fertilized the Nile, dispelled evil, and could cure illness), pretty high up in the hierarchy too despite his young age, but he was killed when rebels broke into the temple and attacked several members of the priesthood.

    Amanuma was mummified, wrapped in a red shroud (being a priest), and place in a tomb to await his journey to the afterlife. It never came, instead he was reawakened when 19th century archeologists broke into his tomb. Concerned that his writhing corpse was a sign that someone had been attacked and dressed as a mummy in some sort of prank or robbery, the archeologists unwrapped him, then ran in horror as they realized that he really was a mummy.

    It was that day Amanuma lost all his faith in there being any power beyond humanity and magic. Afterward, he traveled the Earth, trying to find some new purpose for his life, or rather afterlife. He traveled to England and then America, the countries the archeologists had come from, to see if perhaps their universities and scholars had stumbled upon some revelation or answer for his continued existence, but there were none to be found. He studied martial arts with a Japanese master as a means of trying to find inner peace (where he picked up the nickname Amanuma). And though he learned to fight with a higher degree of skill (he couldn’t actually get stronger, being dead), the inner peace never came. He later journeyed to Mexico where legends of reanimated dead and mythical beast abounded. He was treated as a local celebrity in the town where he stayed, but never ran into anyone like himself. There were mummies there, but none that could walk or talk.

    Eventually he turned to fighting crime as an outlet for his pent up frustration. He may no longer believe in the Egyptian gods, but he still wishes to do good for society. He originally joined an organization called Hero House (with a young marital artist he’d met, Banpei), but finding it crude and disorganized, he eventually left to fight crime solo, but eventually joined the Teen Titans after meeting Robin.

    The events since then have kind of been a nightmare, with Control Freak tormenting them until Archie totally lost it and beat the guy to death, traumatizing the rest of the team. Ama seemed to be holding it together, checking that Control Freak was indeed dead, and contacted Robin the next day, explaining the horrors and securing back-up. But a few days later, after witnessing the scene of a gang shooting, Ama decided, “I can't live in this world anymore.” (Nevermind the fact that he wasn't actually alive.)

    He formed Gi's summoning/dismissal circle around himself and was transported to another space-time, one where giant reptiles and dinosaurs roamed freely. He felt a lot better after a couple hours wandering this primitive land with Gi, and made several return trips in the weeks that followed. He knew to steer clear of the dinosaurs, since they were birds rather then reptiles, but they made a few new friends, including a injured pterodactyl, whose loyalty Ama earned by healing her wing.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016
  2. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy type Trainer

    I'm probably forgetting to add something, but here's Maxie!

    Super Name: Violet Lantern
    Faction: Hero
    Civilian Name: Maxwell "Max" Hudson
    Age: 20 (The RPG takes place on his 20th birthday)
    Gender: Male

    Powers:

    The Power Ring has a long list of abilities. For obvious reasons, I am not using all of them... The full list can be found here and here

    Violet Energy Blasts: The ring can be used to fire blasts of violet energy that are powered by the love of the user.

    Violet Energy Constructs: The ring can form constructs of violet energy. The constructs are made out of violet energy, which is a tangible form of pure love, and they exist only as long as the Star Sapphire is fueling it with their mastery of love. Items created by the rings are not indestructible and are only as powerful as the inspired love of the one creating them.

    Violet Force Fields: The ring can create force fields of various sizes and shapes to protect the wearer and others around him.

    Invisibility: By willing the ring to bend light waves around himself, as well as that of the power ring, Max can make himself and/or the ring invisible.

    Crystallization: He can trap others in crystal prisons for a limited amount of time. Others on the outside can easily break the crystal.

    Flight: The ring allows the user to fly at incredible speeds.

    Cellular Regeneration: Max can use the ring to repair injuries in himself or others.

    Material Alteration: The ability to change into his uniform, and back. As well as change how his uniform looks. It will always have a predominantly purple color scheme.

    True Love Sight: Max can show images to others of their hearts desire, or the love they are missing.

    Love Attunement: He can sense love in others, and knows when love is in jeopardy. This attunement allows him to tell when others are in need of love and the state of love in their hearts, providing great insight into the personal lives of others.

    Rage Immunity: As rage is the opposite of love, the violet light is unaffected by it. In fact it can shut down a Red Power Ring, if the wielder of it is made to feel love.

    Now that Max and Lucas have gone steady, Max can now sense when Lucas is in danger, and come to his aid (Not teleporting like it's portrayed in the comics. He can just fly really fast to wherever Lucas happens to be) as well as summon his lover to his side when needed.

    Skills:

    Hand to hand to combat: In addition to learning to master his ring, he also learned how to fight without it from other Star Sapphires. His fighting style mostly involves a lot of jumping around and doing backflips to avoid getting hit.

    Artistic Talent: Max can draw and paint. It's probably going to be irrelevant to this RPG, but it did say list all skills.

    Gadgets:

    Star Sapphire Power Ring

    Star Sapphire personal power battery: It is stored in a pocket dimension in his ring, and can be called upon to charge the ring.

    Money: He's not heir to anything, but his mom left him financially taken care of after she died.

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    Appearance: Max is a tall and lean young man standing at 6'1". He is physically fit, and has an athletic toned, physique. While he hated being forced to be on the football team, he admits it's done wonders for his body, and he enjoys showing it off. He still works out regularly to maintain it, just at his own pace, and not as intense, He has a fair complexion, and his face is free of blemishes and facial hair. His strawberry blonde hair looks messy, but he likes it that way, claiming that it adds character to his look. It appears to be longer on the top than it is on the sides, and it seems to go in many different directions. He doesn't wear any hair gel, since he doesn't like the feel of stiff hair. He has a round, boyish face with wide expressive eyes that are a deep shade of blue. He often has a smile on his face.

    Max's taste in clothes is pretty simple, and he mostly dresses for comfort. You would never know he comes from a rich family if you looked at his clothing choices. That doesn't mean he dislikes dressing up in fabulous clothes once in a while. He prefers bright colors, as well as any shade of purple. His favorite outfit consists of a light purple tight fitting tank top, and a dark purple cotton hoodie over it if it's cold enough. On the bottom, he wears a pair of blue jeans held up by a black belt with a metal buckle, and purple and white high top sneakers on his feet. He carries around a purple messenger bag to carry his things in.

    When in Lantern mode, he wears an outfit that's just as revealing as the female members. It's supposed to be violet, but it can sometimes look pink under certain lights. It consists of a sleeveless, skintight, crop top that shows off his abs. It has the Star Sapphire insignia proudly displayed on his chest. On the bottom, he wears tight violet pants that are held up by a belt with a silver buckle. He has knee high purple boots on his feet, and purple gloves on his hands that go up to his elbows. He gets a purple visor over his eyes, that does little to conceal his identity. It is really there because it looks cool. He also gets a violet tiara on top of his head. Her wears his Star Sapphire ring on his right ring finger. Max has the ability to alter the appearance of his uniform whenever he needs or wants to.

    Personality: Max is a cheerful, optimistic guy who doesn't like to be bogged down with unpleasant thoughts. He enjoys laughing and making jokes with others, even in inappropriate situations. He is easygoing and friendly, which makes it easy for him to befriend people. He is really good at understanding other people's emotions, and is an emotional guy himself. He is not embarrassed to show his feelings. He cries when he is sad, and is openly affectionate towards those he cares for. Max considers himself a hopeful romantic. He has an idealistic view of love, and is passionate about these views. It was one of the reasons why he was chosen by the Violet Power ring in the first place. Max has a lustful side to him as well. He is openly gay, and doesn't bother hiding it, since he's spent too much time having to repress his sexuality already. He is often fawning over attractive men. He often makes teasing and flirty comments to other guys he finds attractive, as well as even outright touching them, even if he knows they're not gay. He just sees it as being friendly, and doesn't see any harm in it. If he is in a committed relationship, he won't do this as much if he knows it upsets the other person. (At least, not in front of his boyfriend anyway.) He truly believes in love, is driven more by his emotions than logic, and tends to act impulsively as a result. It is something he has always done, and even moreso since he became a Star Sapphire. He does not think about how his actions affect others until it is too late, and winds up feeling bad about it afterwards if something goes wrong. Someone not responding to his friendliness the way he expects makes him try harder to make that person his friend. He doesn't mind occasional teasing from friends, so long as they're laughing with him, not at him. When someone does become his friend. he gets attached to that person very easily, and can be clingy and overly dependent. He will always be in your business, will constantly call/text you, and do things for you whether you want it or not. He also doesn't take rejection very well, he'll usually deny the rejection, or come up with excuses to avoid feeling heartbroken.

    Max is very sensitive, and is willing to be a shoulder to cry on, and give you some words of encouragement when you are down. It is very easy to get him to like you, and once he is your friend he will remain your friend for life. He will keep your secrets a secret, and will do what he thinks is best for you. When something bothers him, he will keep that to himself for fear of hurting someone's feelings. For him, hurt feelings hurt worse than a hurt body. If there's one thing Max can't stand, it's being forced to do something he doesn't like. He can usually respect authority, but it becomes a problem when he feels that the authority is unfair.Trying to control him is the fastest way to get him upset. When he gets upset, he will lash out. Max is the type of guy that lives in the moment, and isn't one for planning for the future, prefering to deal with things as they happen. He doesn't really like schedules or routines, finding them boring and restrictive. He can keep appointments well enough most of the time, but he tends to take on a lot of tasks on a whim, and then becomes overwhelmed when there are too many things to do, and then he'll forget things, or rush to get things done and wind up producing bad results.

    Max is a creative individual. His favorite pastime is drawing and painting, and he often be found dooding in a sketch book when he has free time. In addition to his creative pursuits, he enjoys Video Games, Anime, and other things that most would consider geeky. He also has an affinity for cute things. Max doesn't care for sports all that much, after being forced to participate in them for so long. He's willing to play a few basketball games with friends sometimes, but he isn't all the serious about it. After spending years being scared of his father, and finally getting out of that situation, he has had enough of being concerned what other people thought about him. He is going to be himself, and if you don't like it, that's your problem not his. After everything that has happened to him, Max is able to empathize with others in a similar situations. He sees himself in them, and really wants to help them. This can drive some people nuts because of how overbearing he can be. He does genuinely care about people, it's just that he can go overboard sometimes.

    Max does not drink any kind of alcohol, at all. It has only caused him nothing but trouble in his life. He is also uneasy in situations where other people are drinking...

    History: Max Hudson was born and raised in Chromium City, where he has spent most of his life. His father is a retired athlete, while his mother was a successful businesswoman which allowed the family to live a very comfortable life. Max's father was a strict man, and had high expectations for his son. He had a low tolerance for failure, and Max was disciplined harshly when the expectations were not met. His father had always wanted his boy to follow in his footsteps, and from the moment Max could walk and talk, he pushed that dream onto him. He was sent to elite private schools to study, and was encouraged (or rather forced) to join the football team. His mother didn't agree on what her husband was doing, but the man wouldn't have any of it. Claiming that it builds character. Max hated football, but stayed with it in order to please his strict father. Over the years though, he started to develop and get stronger. That still didn't change the fact that he hated what he was being forced to do something he didn't want to do for stupid reasons. He also didn't agree with his father's ideas about how a man should act. Still, he kept his mouth shut, but resentment slowly started to build.

    Growing up, Max always had an interest in art. He was often doodling in his school notes when he should have been paying attention in class. While he excelled in art classes, he wasn't good in Math, and was average everywhere else. His mother encouraged his artistic talents, but his father chastised them. Claiming that art was for sissies, and that it would never do him any good. Naturally, Max was always closer to his mother than he was with his father. Naturally, Max was always closer to his mother than he was with his father. She was the one who told him bedtime stories as a kid, which is how his view of romantic love developed. She was also the one who encouraged his artistic goals where his father never did. His parents often disagreed on a lot of other things besides how to raise their child. It was not uncommon for the two to have very heated arguments on a regular basis. It all got to be too much, and when he was ten years old, Max's mom eventually filed for divorce. She got custody of her son, and they moved out of the home they shared with Max's father. Max also took this opportunity to quit the football team, and take a proper painting class to improve his skills.

    For a few years, Max was happy. He lived a comfortable life at home with his mother, he was popular in school and had a lot, and made a lot of friends. He still practiced his painting, and his grades improved. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to last. When he was sixteen, his mother was involved in a serious car crash that left her severely wounded. She ultimately died from blood loss on the way to the hospital. He breifly was forced to live with his father, and he dealt with him for two years. Max's father imposed his ideas just like before. He forced Max onto the football team, and took away all his art supplies. Max's grades started to suffer, and he was cut from the team. Max was disciplined much worse than before, but he was happy to be done with football at least. Max's father also had started drinking after the divorce, and as Max found out, he was an angry drunk, who would go berserk, and often hit him over the slightest things. It is because of his father, that Max refuses to drink any type of alcohol.

    Regardless of what was happening at home, Max still kept up a cheerful facade in front of others. Because of his resentment of his father, he tried to look for the affection he didn't get at home from others. He wanted people to like him, and tried very hard to please everyone. He constantly worried about what other people thought, and kept things secret from people that he felt would make them think negatively of him. (Such as the fact he likes My Little Pony, or that he didn't have care to listen to the guys talking about girls. He didn't find himself interested in them.) Despite feeling miserable inside, he kept smiling through the pain. Every night he cried in his pillow, and swore he would get out of this one day. Reading stories in the newspaper about Superheroes saving the world and helping people in need was one of the things that gave him hope. He always wished he could be one himself, but knew that would be impossible.

    He did some rebellious things behind his father's back, like sneaking out after school to go to parties, and not coming home until very late into the night. It was at one of these parties that he met a very special guy named Robert that was close to his age. The two of them started to hit it off very quickly. After Max found out they went to the same school, the two started spending a lot of together. They had a lot of things in common, including the fact that they were both artists, lthough, Robert was more into Computer Art, while Max was into more traditional drawing and painting. It soon became clear that there relationship was more than just platonic. Max couldn't stop himself from thinking about how handsome his friend was, and had feelings about him that he never felt about anyone before, let alone another guy. He found out the feeling was mutual, and started growing closer until they eventually had their first kiss.

    Max was excited about the status of his relationship, but also scared. He knew his father would never approve of him dating another guy. He definitely couldn't invite him over to his house. He kept his relationship a secret so his father wouldn't find out. It was exciting at first, but all the sneaking around had a negative effect on the relationship. Robert was openly gay, but Max was still in the closet. He wanted to be able to be public with his boyfriend. Max was worried about the reaction people would have if people found out he was dating guys. He occasionally would pretend to go out with girls so people wouldn't get suspicious, which upset Robert more. Robert gave him an ultimatum to come out, or their relationship was over. Max couldn't do it, and Robert left. Max was devestated.

    Throughout all this, he was able to bring his grades up during his last year of high school, and managed to graduate. He had applied, and was accepted to a local art college behind his father's back. Of course, his dad eventually found out about this, and he was livid. A loud argument ensued at the dinner table that night, which ended up with Max coming out as Gay. Max's father was drunk at the time, and proceeded to punch him in the face a number of times, threaten to kill him, and use several gay slurs before passing out. After that, Max had enough, and ran away from home. He went to the only place he could think of to go, his ex-boyfriend's house. After knocking on the door, and explaining to Robert's parents, and Robert himself, what had happened, the family took the boy in for a while. In that time Max's father was arrested for DUI after he went to find his son that same night, Max discovered he had inherited a large sum of money from his deceased mother that his father had been keeping a secret for some time, and Max and Robert rekindled their relationship. After everything that had happened, Max stopped trying to hide parts of himself to please people. It just wasn't worth the effort. Now, he was going to live life the way he wanted, and no one was going to stop him. Max and Robert had planned to attend the same art college together, even though they majored in different things.

    But before they could go through with those plans, Robert was involved in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver. He had lost his boyfriend, in the exact same way he had lost his mother. He put off starting classes, and spent a lot of nights crying alone. The sudden loss left a hole in his heart he was unable to fill. On one particular day, he was a approached by a... talking ring? It was a lot like the one Green Lantern uses, except this one was glowing with Violet energy. The ring told him that he was capable of great love, and that it would be able to grant him great power to bring love into the world, and fight against hate and fear. Max immediately accepted, and once the ring was on his finger, he was encased in a Violet Crystal in suspended animation, and sent off to the planet Zamaron. When he emerged from the crystal some time later, he was now donning a Star Sapphire uniform. He felt confident, powerful, and a lot better than he did before he got the ring. He now had a renewed sense of purpose.

    Once the transformation was complete, the ring told him to do what he had always done, to follow his heart. He remained on Zamaron to train for a while, which was a bit strange considering he was the only male present on the entire planet. Nevertheless, after spending a few months there, he returned to Earth, where he spent his time fighting crime, and dealing with matters of love. Somewhere along the way, he received an invitation to join a new team of Teen Titans in Chromium City. Max happily took the offer. Thinking he could do more good as part of a team then he could alone. He also thought it was a good opportunity to meet cute boys in tight spandex suits.

    Luckily for him, he met not one but two cute boys. One of them was a handsome shadow witch named Lucas, while the other was an equally handsome male amazon named Archie. He tried flirting with both of them during his time as a Titan, but Lucas was the one that reciprocated. The two boys hit it off immediately, and they discovered they had a few things in common. The two boys kissed several times in just the one day they knew each other, and the media seemed to like this pairing. During one of Control Freak's challenges, Max even sacrificed his most precious item, a unicorn plush hw named Rapunzel Robert won for him on their first date in order to save Lucas' precious item, his guitar.

    There was tension between Archie and Max for reasons Max didn't get. They argued a couple of times, and Max kind of thought he was a jerk (a hot jerk, but still a jerk.) Then he just had to go and kill Control Freak... After the fit of rage he attracted a Red Lantern ring. Archie then flew off, and Max hasn't seen him since. Max hopes to use his Star Sapphire powers to replace all the anger in Archie's heart with love, and convert his red ring to violet. The Star Sapphires need more guys after all.

    In the weeks that followed Control Freak's death, the remaining Titans were left to pick up the pieces. Crime went up, and no one had any clue what happened to the mayor, although everyone assumes he's dead. It wasn't completely bad though. New Titans joined their group, and Lucas and Max have gone on a few dates. (Their first date can be seen in First Time for Everything.) Now Max and Lucas have gone steady, and Max is very happy to have a boyfriend again.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
  3. Schade

    Schade Iron Defensive

    More or less done, Though I might add inn additional details in the history section.

    Super Name: Red Lantern
    Civilian Name, or Secret Identity: Arcturus, first son of Themyscira. Nicknamed "Archie"
    Gender: Male
    Age: 18
    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:
    Powers: The Power Ring has a long list of abilities. For reasons of convinience, I am not using all of them. The full list can be found here.

    - Due to his background as an amazon on Themyscira, and training in the way of the mind by priestesses there, Archie is capable of making and maintaining Constructs with his ring, unlike most other Red Lanterns.

    - Energy Projections: The ring can be utilized to fire blasts of Rage energy. This energy is in the form of rage-energized blood, and is powered by Archies own rage.
    - Force Fields: The ring can create force fields of various sizes and shapes to protect the wearer and others around him.
    - Mind Reading: (Nerfing this): Archie can detect moments of hate and rage within the minds of others. Archie typically use this ability to strategize using his enemies own feelings of hate against them.
    - Rage Infection: The red ring is capable of infecting others with the rage of the Red Lanterns. (Though typical events of this results in the victim becoming a Red Lantern, I'll not include that here.)
    - Rage Empowerment: Since the ring is fueled by rage, its strength can be manipulated by the user. Red Lanterns can detect rage in others, and use it, as well as their own rage, to fuel their own strength.
    - Rage Plasma: Red Lanterns can vomit a red blood-like plasma, which can be described as napalm and acid mixed together. This can provoke rage within others who come in contact with it. This can also burn through other Lanterns Power Shields. It is also capable of depleting other lanterns rings power, thus weakening them.

    Divine empowerment: Arcturus was also granted powers from the Gods of Olympus when he grew up on Themyscira. These powers are the same as the other amazons of Themyscira, and include:
    - Superhuman Strength: He is by far stronger than an average human
    - Superhuman Stamina: He can go for long periods of time without the need for resting.
    - Superhuman Reflexes: He reacts quicker than normal humans in a given situation. This ability is also improved by training.
    - Suoerhuman Durability: He can endure high levels of physical harm, though, he is far from invincible.
    - Accelerated Healing: He can recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate.
    - Flight.

    Red Lantern Power Battery: A Battery construct Archie can summon to recharge his ring. (Doing it like that for convinience)

    Skills:
    - Being a skilled warrior, Archie is very skilled in hand to hand combat, as well as armed combat. His weapon of choice after becoming a red lantern is a shortsword and shield construct, which he makes from his ring.

    Weaknesses: Since the Red ring has replaced Archies heart with all its functions, if it is removed, he will die.

    Appearance: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Arcturus is a bit above average height for guys his age, and has a slender, yet physically fit body due to all his training on Themyscira and regular workouts in general. His skin is tanned, making a slight contrast to his usually serious deep blue eyes. His hair is black, and has a naturally spiky style which requires little effort to maintain. His face has a well defined chin, and slightly angular features overall, making him look serious and strict. He doesn't wear any accessories besides his Red Lantern Ring is purely red in color, and bears the corps' insignia on it.

    Due to his whole new life, Archie now typically dresses in a more modern and professjonal way. he typically dons a rather blend outfit consisting of a pair of dark grey jeans, and a plain white, long-sleeved shirt. He sometimes fold the sleeves on the shirt. Over the shirt, he often wears a formal-looking black vest, which compliments his physique, and gives him a lot more formal look.
    When in Lantern mode, Archie now dons a black hooded bodysuit with the Red Lantern insignia placed on the chest. Over that, he gets a Red leather jacket which he always keeps open. Red boots are also present. When in Lantern mode, it is not unusual for Archie to wear the hood to conceal his identity.

    Personality: In stark contrast to his former self, Archie now almost always has a somewhat angry look on his face, and he has the personality to match it. He has grown rather selfish, and keeps his own interest as top priority, even when cooperating with others. Allthough his sense of loyalty survived him becoming a Red Lantern, his morale is considerably shifted, and he won't think twice about stabbing someone in the back if it benefits him. He is not very manipulative or cunning, and is pretty straight froward in his interests and agendas. When he first got the ring, he was filled with a deep hatred that took control over his actions. Now, two months later, he has learned to keep that anger in check, so that he can live a somewhat normal life. His background at Themyscira has also helped in this, since he has knowledge in how to calm the mind, allthough his rage never subsides.

    Another great change in Archie's personality is that he now is a lot more carefree than he used to be. He considers himself abandoned by the gods, and left on his own, which fuels his rage, as well as his feeling of being free. He does exactly what he want, when he wants. He does, however, still have a god degree of his strategic thinking left, and is very consequentially oriented. He won't do things that'll get him in too much trouble. He has become more curious than before, which shows in how he adapts to live in the modern "Mans world".

    He has also developed a bloodthirst, and joy for killing. He has little to no regard for human life, and this, added to his already existing thrill for battle makes up for a deadly combo. He doesn't engage in violence unprovoked too often, but has no objections when violence becomes an option. He is capable of acting poised, polite and "normal", allthough he is very prone to his anger now; even more so than before.
    He tends to avoid social settings unless necessary, but functions pretty well if in them. His curiosity towards learning makes him a decent conversation partner, at best. He is also quite the actor, managing to live a somewhat normal life despite everything he is. Despite being a raging maniac, Archie surprisingly enough have a softer side. He feels lonely and abandoned by the gods, and often isolates himself from others if he's in a social setting. Despite everything, he has embraced his new lifestyle.


    History: At only a few months old, he was on a ship one fearful night that somehow managed to hit a reef and sink. He was one of the few survivors, together with his father, and they managed to get out on a lifeboat. they drifted for days before they reached the shores of Paradise Island. At this point, his father and himself were the only two survivors, if so barely. His father passed away from exhaustion after delivering the message to the women that found them. "Please, take care of my son!". The amazons did as he instructed, and took him in as one of their own, naming him Arcturus. He became the adopted son of Hyppolita, the adopted brother of Wonder Woman and Donna Troy, and the first Son of Themyscira. His father was buried by the very same shores they found him on.

    On the Island, Arcturus always knew he was a misfit. Not only because he was the only guy there, but because he had physiological needs, which the others didn't have. Still, this didn't stop him from doing his best, training with the others, and excelling at their academy, even from an early age. He was bullied as a child by the other children, who said things like, he didn't belong there, he had nothing to do there etc. But the adults always looked out for him.

    When he became 10 years old, he was starting to fall behind the others hig age due to his lack of powers like they had. Because of this, Hippolyta plead to Zeus to give him the same set of abilities as the rest of the amazonian people. Zeus eventually gave in, after having seen how hard Arcturus tried to keep up with the others, and granted him the same powers as the ones around him. This helped him a lot, both physically as he could now train properly with the others, and mentally, as he felt like a pushover and that he didn't belong anywhere.

    Even more years later, Arcturus had grown to be a fine warrior, both in tactical skill and physical labour. However, he still felt like he didn't truly fit in, and seeked guidance with one of the priestesses of the island, Sophia. she told him the story of his origin, and planted the seed in his thought that would soon sprout into his wish to leave the island to explore the world, and to bring peace with his God-given powers. Hippolyta was initialy against this, btu after a long, meaningful talk with the priestess, she allowed it.

    Exploring the world, Arcturus took on the name Wonder Boy, inspired by his older sister. He helped out wherever he could, and met many interesting people along the way. After a while though, after fighting an enemy in Chronium City, he was accompanied by the superhero group Teen Titans, who took an interest in his strength, and asked him if he would be interested to join them at one of their new branches in a local Titan Tower. Not really sure what he was going to do next anyway, Arcturus accepted.

    Unfortunately for him, being a Titan wasn't all that honorable as they made it seem. The moment they arriwed, they were thrown out in some sick game by a villain named Control Freak. A serie of unfortunate events led Archie to see how incapable some of his teammates were, not taking things seriously, and not acting like a superhero. A certain someone in particular, the violet Lantern Max, was the one to spark the fire that would evolve into the inferno that is now his life. The endresult of Control Freak's weird games ended in Archie snapping under the variety of pressure, anger and stress, and furiously beating him to death. It was at this moment that the Red Lantern ring found him, and changed his life forever.

    After taking off into space, Archie flew without guidance for a few days, slaughtering everyone in his path, until he came across a certain group of Red Lanterns, led by a certain Guy Gardner. The group managed to subdue him, though it was not without effort and damage. They took him to the planet Ysmault, where he was tossed into the Blood Ocean. As a result, entry into its bloody waters had the effect of forcibly reliving his trauma and restore his sentience once more, giving him the ability to control his anger to a certain degree.
    After this, and after being filled in on what had happened to his life, Archie decided to stay with the group for now, and learn from them, as well as honing his already existing skills. He quickly caught up to the others, allthough he didn't really feel like he belonged. He felt abandoned by betrayed by the gods because of what had happened to him and for what he had done, and therefore, he felt very alone.

    This lonesome feeling that developed in him made him decide to leave the group and return to earth. Once there, he saw that the titans had moved on, and that he was just a bad memory at this point. Motivated by this, Archie decided he would try for a normal life. Or.. As normal as life could get for him with his new urges and feelings. He managed to get a pretty good job as a personal assistant for an executive at a prestigeous news-company. Life went surprisingly easy for him from that moment out, until an incident which had him murder a co-worker over a so little things as a spilled cup of coffee. His boss saw this, and recognized what he was. She then approached him with that knowledge, and gave him some knowledge as well. She worked The news company was mostly a cover, and she was involved in some very illegal activities on the side. She made a proposal to him: Join in on the fun as her bodyguard while masquerading as the personal assistant he already was, and she would make sure he could satisfy his own murderous urges. Archie agreed to that, allthough sceptic at first.

    After this, time went by pretty smoothly for him. He got a smooth raise with his "new job", and he would act as his boss' vanguard in the field, taking out targets, securing illegal shipments etc, as well as joining her on meetings regarding their activities. With this came his carefree ways towards taking life and provoking violence.

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    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  4. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Monster Guy - "Violet Lantern" Max Hudson: Accepted
    - Bear in mind that Schade has final say over whether any potential red>violet conversion happens.

    Schade - “Red Lantern” Archie: Accepted
    - Bear in mind that individual players get to decide how they react to any induced rage, including how much it effects them.
     
  5. Sketchie

    Sketchie it's about the CUBES

    *CRASHES RIGHT ON IN* sup nerds

    Super Name: Nightmare
    Civilian Name, or Secret Identity: Lucas Spenser Moncrief
    Gender: Male
    Age: 19
    Birthday: December 20th

    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:
    - Umbrakinesis: Shadow manipulation, to put it simply.
    --- Indirect Manipulation: He can create physical manifestations of darkness to aid him in fighting, similar to Raven's or Green Lantern's powers. These constructs are cold to the touch, and may or may not be translucent. It depends. He can create two semi-sentient beings, two snake-like creatures, with wings and canine heads. Their names are Peaseblossom and Cobweb, and must be told what to do or else they struggle keeping form.
    --- Direct Manipulation: This is very difficult and strenuous on Lucas. He manipulates an object's shadow, manipulating the object in turn. Nothing can be created or destroyed, the mass must stay constant, but it can be used to crush things, or manipulate human beings. It is extremely difficult, and he doesn't use it often (there's more cons than pros on this one).
    --- The Shadow Plane: Lucas can "vanish" into existing shadows and move around in a place called the Shadow Plane. It is a two-dimensional plane that is projected onto whatever surface he slipped into. He can move from plane to plane. He can also move objects in the plane by moving their shadows, and he can project constructs (such as tentacles) out of the ground. He can only enter and exit the Shadow Plane through existing shadows. If it's bright enough to the point of no shadows, he's trapped. The constructs are tied to him, and if they are broken it hurts him. Besides this, however, there is no feeling anything in the Shadow Plane. Lucas must keep focus, because if he stays in for too long or loses his focus, he may not be able to return in one piece, if at all.
    --- Other: Though he wasn't able to at first, he has learned how to fly/levitate using his umbrakinesis. He is currently working on being able to shove things in and out of the Shadow Plane, but this is strenuous and makes him quite vulnerable.

    - Sleep Related Powers:
    --- Putting Others to Sleep: By touching a person's temples with his first two fingers on either side, Lucas can put them to sleep. They will stay asleep until one of three things happens: 1) the person completes a full sleep cycle, 2) the person is awoken by Lucas, or 3) something loud enough/a movement sharp enough startles them awake. Route 3 is more difficult than the other two.
    --- Dream Manipulation: Lucas has the ability to tap into others' dreams. The person he'll be manipulating must be asleep. (If they're not asleep, he can't do anything.) From there, Lucas enters into a transitory state where he must locate that person, and tap into their dreams. Closer targets are easy, farther targets are harder, targets he doesn't know where they are are nearly impossible, but doable. Once he makes contact, he also falls asleep. He then becomes the overlord of their dream state, able to manipulate the setting and situation at well, as well as shift his own form. Lucas has to be careful, as he can wake the person up if he doesn't keep a good enough hold on the dream, and if someone wakes up while Lucas is still in their dreamscape, it tears Lucas out of the dream. This is a very painful experience. It gives him a terrible headache, as though there's a rod being pounded through his temples. He's very sensitive to light during these migraines, and can't open his eyes. His body aches, though not nearly as much, and he feels exhausted. There is another caveat, and that is nightmares. If the target begins to dream on their own, Lucas will lose some degree of control. If it's a normal, odd dream, Lucas can easily regain control, and often keeps the elements submitted by the target's brain in his created dream. However, if the target begins to nightmare, Lucas loses all control of the dream, and is in the dream until the target wakes up, tearing Lucas out. Also, Lucas has to be on his medication. If he's not, his own nightmares tend to flare up, and bleed into the dreamscape.

    - Superhuman Durability: Self explanatory.
    - Hand-to-Hand Combat: Lucas is especially proficient with his fists if shadows fail. (And let's be honest, Luc just likes punching things.)
    - Manipulation in general: What can I say, the kid's good at lying. Like, really good at lying.
    - 1965 Volkswagen Beetle: He's black with sick spikes running up the hood. His name is Emmerich. While he should not be used for combat, he exists.
    - Money: Lucas is the heir to two very powerful families/companies. You do the math. He's one of them bourgeois butt-heads. He is well versed in handling finances as well.
    - Bilingual: German is Lucas's first language, he learned English around age 4. He often switches back to German if he is very angry, very tired, very flustered, etc.

    Personality: Lucas is an upbeat kind of guy, kind and always has other's best interest at heart. He adores making friends and being surrounded by people. He usually has a smile on his face, and is always happy to help his friends. He loves the attention, he loves the lights, he loves being loved. He's incredibly romantic and spontaneous, coming up with activities on the spot is a natural talent of his. He's passionate about everything he does, even the small things. Lucas is an incredibly talented musician, and can play nearly any instrument he tries because of how long and how hard he's worked at it. He's especially proficient in viola, guitar, and vocals, and is usually humming one tune or another. If you watch him fight, you'll notice he fights to a rhythm, and you might even see him counting the beats out. He's also quite responsible, and very good at managing finances. Lucas is empathetic, incredibly empathetic, and can easily figure out what others are feeling, and his emotions will match theirs.

    He enjoys a wide variety of pursuits besides music, athletics being one of them. Though he's never been good at sports involving a ball, he's a talented ice skater and ballroom dancer, and he's also very good at fistfighting. He likes going to the gym, especially when he's in a bad mood, because working out and getting stronger helps him feel again, and get his mind off things. He loves the delicateness of ice skating and ballroom dancing, and has become very strong through a lot of lifting other people up in both areas. He does enjoy a good video game from time to time, but he prefers storyline over anything else. Pokemon has always been a favorite for him because of this, and he adores Banette, having one on every game possible. He hates alcohol, as it makes his symptoms worse, and refuses to drink it. He also hates coffee. He's also a cuddler, and can be very very touchy and huggy and "dude let's hold hands aw ye."

    However, he's easily annoyed, and his annoyance is usually shown by explosive anger. His emotions are extreme than normal (i.e. he gets really angry by simple annoyances), especially the more negative emotions. His reactions with other people tend to be more intense also, and he doesn't handle criticism, unkindness, or rejection well. He's clingy and dependant, often having a "favorite person" who he's always trying to get attention from. Though Lucas is incredibly skilled at emotional empathy (knowing and feeling what others are feeling), he lacks cognitive empathy (knowing what others are thinking basically). If someone around him is upset, he'll automatically believe himself to be the cause even if he's done absolutely nothing. He's sensitive to sudden changes in attention (be it an increasement or decreasement), and if there's a sudden decrease in attention he often starts panicking. Lucas can't focus very well, and is also very impulsive, never really thinking things through. He can also be very moody, and occasionally goes through periods of "swinging," usually an hour or so of extreme mood swings. He has absolutely no sense of self, and clings to the things he's good at or praised for in hopes of keeping some personality he can call his own.

    Lucas's greatest fears are being alone and being abandoned. Lucas will usually try to make friends wherever he goes because of this. He cannot stand being alone, and insists he always has someone with him. He doesn't sleep well if there isn't someone nearby (nearby being, someone else in the house). Due to terrible, violent nightmares, he has to take medications to suppress his dreams. Lucas tends to shut down when he's alone, which can lead to dissociation or cutting. Lucas can sometimes feel hollow or empty, which hurts quite a bit for not being able to feel anything during those periods. While he's made great strides in managing his self-harm problem, Lucas will occasionally relapse and cut himself. It's especially triggered by anger, feeling "hollow," sadness, rejection, or being alone. He hates himself, and blames himself for his father's death. He believes he's unsalvageable, unworthy of love and affection, even though that's exactly what he wants. Though he normally functions well, he is terrified he'll lose control and everything will come crashing down around him.

    Though Lucas struggles with mental illness (PTSD and BPD, specifically), he has made great strides in keeping it all under control, and to most people it would seem nothing was ever wrong in the first place.

    Appearance:[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lucas is gorgeous. In my opinion, anyway. He stands tall at 6' 3", has some build to him. While his coloration suggests otherwise, his features are very German. His head is somewhat long, with a well defined chin and angular features. He has a strong jawline, and sharp cheekbones. He has short, pitch black hair that lately he's been keeping down, his bangs brushing his eyebrows, and thin, well trimmed sideburns that end just below his ear. His eyes are expressive and emerald green, decorated with long, dark eyelashes. He has thin lips that are usually drawn up in a smile and an angular nose. His teeth are unnervingly straight and white, and very pointed in some places. His ears are pierced, and he usually has black studs in. His body is fairly proportional, with toned arms and legs. His hands are averaged sized, and his feet are a little larger than average. His core muscles are very well defined (or, to put it bluntly, he has abs), and he's been told he has very nice biceps. His collarbones and hipbones are very well defined. He has several self-made scars. On his left wrist he has the X scar, as well as two other horizontal scars just above them. He also has a couple on his left shoulder and bicep. The rest of them are on his upper thighs, and they're pretty long. He also has two longer scars, one on his left pectoral and the other on his right hip, though they are very faded.

    When he's not all dressed up, Lucas is honestly pretty casual in dress. He's typically wearing some tank top or another, usually in shades of either green or gray. He has a collection of various skinny jeans and shorts, and switches back between the two often. He likes wearing converse, or no shoes at all. Lucas isn't necessarily lazy, he just has a very specific aesthetic, and that aesthetic happens to be very simple and neutral. He does, however, put effort into his appearance when he needs to dress fancily, and has a collection of assorted Interesting Ties (also known as his Dad Ties. He really likes ties, okay.).

    I would love to say that Nightmare has a very fancy costume... but Lucas honestly just doesn't care for over-the-top attire besides his Ties. When he's Nightmare, Lucas goes shirtless, and wears slim black pants. He might wear shoes. You'd think the kid just doesn't think about it, but in reality his aesthetic is just too simple for anything else. He realizes it's a bad idea to be shirtless, but he'd rather be a bada** than worry about bad ideas. After the Control Freak incident, he's taken to wearing a mask over his eyes. The mask is made of shadow, and looks like a blindfold. (He can see through it, but you can't kind of a thing.)

    History: Trigger warning for abuse, self harm, suicide, murder... suffice it to say that Lucas Moncrief's history is likely the worst out of all of my characters.

    Lucas was born to Luana and Isaac Maxwell. Isaac and Luana were an arranged marriage -- Luana was the heir to Cranford and Company of England, Isaac the heir to Morningstar Incorporated of Germany. As part of the agreement, neither could take on the other's last name, but they chose a middle ground. Maxwell was chosen because it was an English name, the origin of Cranford, and it began with M, for Morgenstern. Due to Isaac not wanting Lucas to grow up overly pampered and sheltered, they moved from Germany to America when Lucas was four, where would enjoy a relatively normal life (though, let's be honest, they were so well off they could live just about anywhere they wanted). Isaac loved Lucas very much, and spent a lot of time with him. A couple months before Lucas started school at five, Luana became pregnant with her second child. Tragically, it ended in a miscarriage late second trimester. After that, Luana was never the same. She started to be more introverted, spending more time with herself than with Lucas or Isaac, and she started to be much more violent and unpredictable, yelling at Lucas for the silliest things. Isaac started to worry about Lucas, but unfortunately, work got in the way. Isaac's parents died shortly before they moved to America, and Luana's was very ill. Though Lucas was set to be the heir to combine the two companies/families, as he was only five years old, Isaac took his place in managing things, requiring increasingly more time overseas in Germany. This, sadly, allowed Luana to get worse. The abuse got worse and worse, and while I, Sketchie, know what happens to this poor boy, due to its incredibly disturbing nature will not be revealing past Luana beating Lucas nearly every day. The scar on his pectoral and side were both created by Luana. Luana created a system of warped rules, that Lucas strictly followed (punishment could range from another beating, to being forced to stay up all night, to being starved a day or two). He lost his voice, never speaking a word at his house. But he would sing. In the dead of night, when he was certain his mother was asleep, he would make up little melodies for himself. And he sang songs of hope for the future. "But Sketchie!" someone from the corner whines. "Child Protection Services!!" Oh, sweetie from the corner, worse things happen that go right past CPS. With Luana's incredible knack at being motherly when everyone was watching (including her own husband, who mostly lived in Germany due to work), everyone thought the problem was in Lucas, not Luana.

    Life continued like this until around the time Lucas was ten years old. Four days before Lucas's tenth birthday, his mother had accidentally stabbed him in the side. The wound required staples to be put in for the first little while. Early morning two days before Lucas's tenth birthday, Lucas had a particularly bad dream. In his thrashing and tearing at himself, some of the staples were torn out, waking him. As you can guess, there was blood everywhere -- both from the newly opened wound, and the places where the staples had ripped. Lucas panics and tries in vain to hide his sobbing and to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, both efforts were in vain, and Isaac, who had just arrived home, heard the soft commotion. Isaac enters Lucas's room to find the tear-stained blood-stained boy, and immediately takes him back to the ER to get everything patched up again. When the doctors lifted off Lucas's shirt, Isaac noticed just how thin Lucas had become, as well as a myriad of bruises and a stitched up wound next to his sternum. Isaac is shocked, and very confused. On the way home, Isaac asks Lucas where he got his injuries. Lucas, sick and tired of keeping it all in, gushes to his father about everything that had happened over the past five years. Isaac is heartbroken to hear his son's tale, and decided that it had to end tonight.

    You would think this is where we get a happy ending, but I'm merely writing a history planned two years ago, and alas, there is no happy ending for the Maxwell family. Isaac had a handgun. It had been passed down for generations and would go to Lucas when he came of age. It was truly gorgeous, blue tulips adoring an ivory grip. It was kept in a safe that only the eldest of each generation knew the code to. Unfortunately, Isaac made a fatal mistake. He left the safe unlocked, giving Luana access to the gun only two months prior. December 18th. Lucas tells Isaac all. Isaac is racked with guilt at being such a neglectful father for five years. Isaac waits for Lucas to go to bed, before confronting Luana. Everything snaps. Luana pulls the gun from somewhere nearby (she had been using it to scare Lucas only a few days earlier) and begins to fire. One shot through the light bulb. One shot through the floor. One shot through the piano. One shot through the window. One shot through Isaac's knee. Isaac cries out. A neighbor has been awoken. They are afraid, but for all the wrong reasons. Luana, calm and collected and insane, sets the gun down on the table. She walks into Lucas's room, takes him by the ear and slams him out of bed. She then drags Lucas into the dining room, and sets Lucas across from his father. Luana goes off on some rant, though her speech is slurred and incomprehensible. One shot through the lightbulb. One shot through the kitchen floor. One shot through the piano. One shot through the window. One shot through Isaac's knee.

    One shot through Isaac's head.

    In one quick motion, Luana had grabbed the gun, and shot her husband through the temple. She walked over to Lucas and placed the gun to his head. A neighbor awoke a long time ago. They are afraid, but for all the wrong reasons. They called the police, afraid for the Maxwell household. The trigger is pulled. The gun never fires. Police break down the doors. They rescue a dead father, a disowned mother, and a broken son.

    With Isaac dead, and Luana in prison, Lucas couldn't stay in his home. Both of Isaac's parents were dead, and Luana's parents were living in Belgium, dying. Lucas had a godfather in Germany, but both he and the caseworker decided it wasn't suitable for Lucas to travel all the way to Germany, so Lucas was put into foster care. He went to a couple houses around the city, before coming to the Moncrief home. Elaine and Ollie Moncrief were a nice couple, and had been married for seven years. They already had a child, five-year-old Matthew, and Elaine was pregnant with another son, to be named Markus. Elaine was a mechanical engineer, and Ollie was a doctor. Elaine and Ollie took Lucas into their home gladly, and after a few months Lucas was adopted. Lucas abandoned the Maxwell name, and took on the Moncrief name. But, the years of abuse and the traumatic night of his father's death had taken a toll on the boy. He refused to speak unless spoken to, and cried if anyone raised their voices too loud. Elaine, an abuse survivor herself, aided in Lucas's recovery. One month after Lucas arrived at the Moncrief home was the first time he said a word unprompted, and you could see the relief and joy in Elaine's and Ollie's eyes. However, around this time began the nightmares. Turbulent, terrorizing, violent nightmares that shook Lucas to the core, leaving him tossing and screaming night after night. Though Lucas had already been seeing a psychiatrist, they took him to a specialized doctor to see what was going on. Everything pointed to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Lucas was put on medication to suppress the nightmares.

    The nightmares stopped. Lucas simultaneously got better and he got worse. He began to talk more. He stopped singing solely at night, and began to sing whenever he felt. Elaine bought him a guitar and a viola for his 11th and 12th birthday, hoping music would help heal the pain. And it helped to an extent. Lucas got better. Lucas got worse. As time went on, it was evident something was seriously wrong. He was so incredibly irritable and moody. And reckless. Mostly in terms of sexuality. He lost his virginity when he was only fourteen, and since has had partner after partner after partner. Life was a game and Lucas was too angry and in so much pain that he didn't care what happened to him. He just wanted to play. Needless to say, Elaine was concerned, and began to take him to another psychiatrist. After months of evaluation and attempted therapy, they reluctantly diagnosed him with Borderline Personality Disorder. Over time and with several therapy sessions, Lucas was able to straighten things out again, and learned how to control his emotions. To a point. It's a process. During this whole mess of mid teen years, he and four of his friends decided to start a band. They named it Russian Roulette, partially because of a band member's nationality, partially because of the role guns have played in Luc's life, and also because of a Bring Me the Horizon song.

    Around the time Lucas was 15, he noticed strange things happening around him. He found himself able to control shadows to an extent, even create shadows as he worked at it. It was fun, though he wasn't quite sure why or how it was happening. Completely by accident, he managed to slip into his brother's shadow, and then into his dreams. Lucas's life went on as normal as it could be until he was 17. One fateful night, when the rest of his family were out of the house, and Lucas was alone, he started to go into his panic mode. Trying to suppress it, he made himself a nice warm bath, and just soaked. Then he started to think, and his thoughts spiraled out of control. He started thinking that he was truly alone, that he had been abandoned by everyone. Not having people in the house made it worse. Somehow, his mind found a conclusion - it would be better if I didn't exist. In his state of cloudy thinking, he grabbed his razor from the counter, took a deep breath, and cut two slits in his left wrist. He leaned back, watching his blood color the water red, and fell asleep.

    When Lucas woke up, he was in the hospital, an IV in his arm and his family gathered by his bed. Elaine told him that when they had come home, Matthew had found him unconscious in bloodstained water. Freaked out, Matthew told Elaine and Ollie. From the time Lucas slit his wrist to the time the rest of the Moncrief family found him, Lucas had lost a lot of blood, and was as pale as snow. Ollie found a way to stop the bleeding, bandage the cut, and dress Lucas quickly. They took him to the hospital where Ollie worked, and were able to give him a blood transfusion. After a few days, Lucas was able to go home. After a long talk with his parents, Lucas retired to his room to think. As he thought, he realized something. The pain he felt when he cut himself... felt good. Not good in a fulfilling way, but there was a release. He confined himself to his room, and once again brought the blade to his wrist, though he didn't cut as deep that time. For a time, it was very out of control, and scars appeared on his shoulder and mostly his thighs. Late senior year, he finally took the steps to overcome his problem, but the temptation never truly went away, and he still had the occasional relapse.

    Eventually, he graduated high school. In secret, throughout his high school career, he had worked on his shadow manipulation skills until they were quite good. He never really brought it up around anyone, but during his senior year of high school, he began to take on some vigilante work. Mostly out of boredom, but there was that twinge of recklessness and that thirst for feeling. Shortly after turning eighteen, he met Robin out of sheer luck, and joined the Teen Titans under the codename of Nightmare. It seemed fitting, as he had figured out how to tap into the dreams of others, as well as the reason for his own lack of dreams. At nineteen, he was asked if he would join a temporary tower in Chromium City. Not having any better to do, he accepted, and joined with the rest where he is today.

    Though he never joined the team to fall in love (he had a tumultuous breakup a few months before, and decided to take a break), that is exactly what happened. A violet lantern by the name of Maxwell Lovedork Hunkson took Lucas's world by storm. They couldn't keep their lips off each other in the first day they knew each other, and it seemed as though the media was all for the pairing. Unfortunately, one of their teammates was not, which resulted in unnecessary tension between the three.

    However, after a day full of exhaustion, Lucas had Control Freak tied down -- until he didn't. Archie took advantage of this, stealing Control Freak away and beating him to death. Literally. This deeply shook Lucas, and while rationally he understands that CF's death wasn't his fault, he blames himself anyway. He wouldn't tell you that, though. And of course, the scars on his thighs haven't increased, not at all. (By this, I mean definitely there are more self-inflicted scars. But shh, don't tell Max, he doesn't know.)

    Crime has gone up, the mayor has possibly gone down, and everything's a mess. Good news is, he and Max are now going steady, and Lucas is happy to be in a stable relationship again. The bad news is that Lucas feels like he's slipping. He's been spending more time pacing alone in his room, restless and unfocused. He's been going to a therapist again, trying to get his emotions in order again, but ask him where he's going and he won't answer you. He's scared to tell Max what's going on, even though he knows exactly that's what needs to happen. He's mostly afraid of losing Max. He's afraid of losing control. Currently, his course is to keep on keepin' on as best he can, but he's worried for the future, and what happens if he loses control of his anger.

    Other: Very bisexual.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
  6. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Sketchie - "Nightmare" Lucas Moncrief: Accepted
     
  7. Titan500

    Titan500 Solar Panels

    I'll submit a revised Armoury profile when I have time, so can I ask for a reserve, if that's alright?
     
  8. Schade

    Schade Iron Defensive

    Vampy: Yes, I won't use that power too much. Mostly just to mess with Max.
    And Mon, I'd be happy if you didn't just crystallize Archie and make him a lovey dovey guy. lol
     
  9. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Titan500: Of course.

    Schade: Great. . . and he can't, that would be bunnying, plus avoiding that was the point of suggesting you could have found an immunity to violet light in the previous RP's discussion.
     
  10. Schade

    Schade Iron Defensive

    I found no immunities tho. lol. maybe.. "The rage is too strong, and the crytsals are ineffective"?
    But not to worry, Mon and I will figure it out.
     
  11. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    The idea was to make something up, for Archie to 'find'. . . eh, but as long as you two communicate, it's all good.
     
  12. Sketchie

    Sketchie it's about the CUBES

    WIP of a Skeleton, Sketchie's Villain that he spent hours deciding which one he wanted to use.

    Super Name: Drama Queen
    Civilian Name, or Secret Identity: Kathrine Smith
    Gender: Female
    Age: 24

    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:
    - Money: Like Lucas, Kathrine is also an heir, though only to one family, and her dad is still alive and well. She's very rich and has access to a lot of science and technology things.
    - Martial Arts: Since her teen years, Kathrine has taken it on herself to learn several styles of martial arts. She's very proficient in Aikido and Hapkido, as well as various other hand-to-hand techniques.
    - Programming: While you would never guess it, she is very skilled at programming and hacking. She uses this in developing weapons, mostly.
    - Science:
    --- Rocket Shoes: Self-explanatory. Her shoes double as rockets. Is it scientifically accurate? No. But Star Wars has plasma swords, so Kath can have rocket shoes. They do require fuel. Doesn't use them all that often.
    --- 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600: More self-explanatory stuff. Her favorite car out of the four, and she uses it a lot. It is a shiny black, and has no use other than transportation. The car is armoured, with several advancements, such as the ability to give the car full control of the wheel if need be.
    --- Khopesh: Kathrine uses a cobalt/steel sword, that has a slightly blue tint to it. She keeps it meticulously sharpened. With a flip of a switch, the blade becomes electrified.
    --- M16: Kathrine owns an M16 that is styled to look like a Tommy gun. She uses it for assassinations, and keeps it and several cases in a secret compartment in her car.

    Personality: Kathrine is very intense in all aspects of her personality. She constantly runs at 100%, and doesn't seem to get burnt out by it. She's not happy, she's elated. She's not sad, she's depressed. She's not angry, she's downright furious. She cries a lot, no matter the emotion. Little things can set her off in any direction. Give her a couple flowers and she'll be dancing all night. If her papers aren't exactly in order, she'll be down about it the whole day -- unless someone messed them up, in which case no one will hear the end of it. As emotional as she is, however, she lacks empathy of any kind. Kathrine is very entitled, and doesn't take kindly to the word "no." She's a bit of a hopeless romantic, and throws a bit of a fit when someone doesn't return her feelings. Unfortunately, those who do return her feelings she gets bored with quick, and she'll drop them and move on to the next guy.

    However, if she's working, Kathrine has laser-like focus. She is one of the higher ups at Smith Inc., due to her father being the president. She is cold and ruthless, and will do anything to further her own desires. She is truly evil, but she doesn't necessarily want to hurt people. She just wants to move up in the world, and if people get hurt, oh well. She has a notebook filled with big schemes and little things, all focused on making her more powerful. She is a bit of a control freak, and despises not being in power. Kathrine is very vengeful, very good at holding a grudge, and very bad at forgiveness. She has little to no remorse for her actions, and would love to watch the world burn -- as long as it's in favor of her. She doesn't want to watch the world burn because it will be fun, she wants it to burn so people will praise her. Despite many people thinking she's a ditz, because she overreacts so much, she is very intelligent, and has degrees in business/administration and computer science fields. Truly, her position is merely a way to bring in income and act as a cover -- Kathrine is involved in some highly illegal doings, and has a network of peons to keep her world in order. I mean, someone has to set the world on fire, right?

    Kathrine isn't completely heartless. She can, in fact, be very kind and generous... as long as it will benefit her in some way. She gives very good advice, and is usually pretty willing to help out a friend. She has few friends, but the ones she has she's very loyal to. She's incredibly loyal to the Smith family line, and naturally despises those of the Cranford family line, wishing to destroy them completely and entirely, but only financially. She doesn't care about physically hurting them, she just wants them to suffer financially. (Partly because they're a more powerful company, partly because Family Drama that will be explained in the history section.) She's a talented ballet dancer, and keeps her whole self poised with grace. To the envy of many, she's a pretty crier (most of the time). She's an actress, and on occasion, she likes taking on modelling jobs. Kathrine loves listening to music, and loves artists like Melanie Martinez, Marina and the Diamonds, and Panic! at the Disco. She is vain, and cares a lot about her physical appearance. While she puts on a mask of purity for her father, she can be found at a club most Friday nights, looking for a party or a man, whatever the alcohol brings in first. Kathrine has an affinity for cats.

    Someone please tell me how to write a villain with redeeming qualities, because I feel like I'm just writing someone who lives on the other side of my city (damn rich people...).

    Appearance: Kathrine is beautiful, and she knows it. She's tall, standing at 5'10", and quite willowy, lacking major curvature. This isn't to say she's a block, her curves are just soft and understated. Her jaw is heartshaped, with sharp cheekbones sloping to a pointed chin. Her nose is sharp but small, her lips are soft but full. Her eyes are a vibrant green, and slightly downturned. She has long, caramel blonde hair, with softly curled bangs covering her forehead, and the rest of her hair falling gracefully to her waist. Kathrine wears a lot of makeup. She often wears black mascara and fiercely winged eyeliner, giving her glare a more sinister look. While she wears makeup in a plethora of shades, her favorite color palettes are either centered around blood red, or around deep violet. Her skin is pale, and has little blemishes across her body. She has a little more leg than torso, which is made more obvious because of a pinched in waist. Her feet and hands are quite small compared to the rest of her.

    Kathrine has a large and growing selection of fabulous clothing. If she's at work, she has several suits tailored for her, most of them in shades of black and dark gray. Her favorite outfit consists of a dark gray dress shirt and slacks, a darker gray vest, and a blood red tie, all situated on red stilettos. Let it be said that while this is her favorite, she has vests, shirts, and ties in several different colors at her disposal. When she is at work, she will always have her hair tied up in a bun. Her fashionable tastes don't stop at the office, and she's found wearing designer clothes no matter where she goes. She has sundresses and evening gowns, designer blouses, tailored jeans. She often wears simple, understated rings, and necklaces with crystal pendants. Her party outfits are glitzy, glamorous, and very form fitting.

    As for Drama Queen, she picks from a small selection of dresses, as not to get confused with her regular wear. Some dresses are merely for show and not to be fought in -- these dresses are long and poofy, with skirts made of layered chiffon and tulle. Others have pleated, short skirts, designed with martial combat in mind. All of her Drama Queen dresses are deep violets and lush navies, sometimes either one or the other, and sometimes both. All of her dresses have a diamond cut on the chest. Drama Queen wears a half mask over the top part of her face. It changes depending on the dress, but is usually either violet or blue.

    History: Before I talk solely Kathrine history, I have to bring up some family history.

    The Cranford family line and the Smith family line both go way back, and, starting in the mid-18th century, became business rivals, which bled into family life. While it never got so far as family gang wars à la Romeo and Juliet, the two families were both powerful, both rich, and both at each other's necks. Unfortunately for the Smith family, the Cranfords always seemed to be just ahead of them in both capital and power. By 1880, Edward Cranford II had two children: Elizabeth Cranford, and her younger brother, Edward Cranford III. Elizabeth was of marrying age, but her father was too busy handling a crisis to deal with accepting suitors. One of her suitors was a young man by the name of David Smith. David and Elizabeth hit it off well, and decided to elope. They thought that by doing this, they could possibly unite the two families, and be even more powerful. Thomas Smith, David's father, thought it was an absolutely wonderful occasion when his son brought home his newlywed, and welcomed Elizabeth wholeheartedly. Edward II, on the other hand, was absolutely livid. He cut Elizabeth off from the family line, making Edward III the one and only heir. To this day, the Cranfords have mostly forgotten about it, they don't really care anymore. The Smiths, however, are still offended by this act, and now they really want to make the Cranfords hurt.

    Fast forward to 24 years before the present day. Kathrine Eliza Smith is born to Nathaniel and Isabella Smith in Chromium City, where Smith Inc. is headquartered. Even as an infant she was given lavish toys and clothes, a trend that would follow her until the present day. She was the pride of the family, the firstborn of a firstborn. Shortly after Kathrine's birth, however, Isabella filed for divorce. Isabella, who didn't work for the company, had stumbled upon evidence of a huge scam that could potentially tear Smith Inc. to pieces. She didn't particularly like the family anyways, and decided that she had to bring the evidence to light. Unfortunately, a few days after the divorce had gone through, Isabella was found dead in her apartment. The cause of death was uncertain, and bribed written off as accidental poisoning. (Kathrine was told of her mother's "betrayal" years later. She believes that her murder was justified, if Isabella was truly loyal she would never had done such a vile thing.)

    Kathrine was tutored all her elementary school and junior high years, which is part of why she ended up so alone. She had her every whim answered, building her strong sense of entitlement. If she wanted ice cream for breakfast, she got it. If she wanted a cell phone a month after she got a new one, she got it. Resistance to her demands were met with meltdowns, and Kathrine was given what she wanted in attempts to stop the tears. Nathaniel was no longer in control between the two -- the daughter was very much in control here. She excelled in schooling, proving herself to be very smart academically.

    Shortly before 9th grade began, Kathrine demanded she be put in public school. She knew she was missing out on something. Though her father did try to say no, Kathrine won the argument, and was promptly enrolled. Though her social skills were a train wreck, she quickly caught on, and became one of the "cool kids," partially through money, partially through manipulation. Those in her circle felt terrible and wanted out, those out of her circle felt terrible and wanted in.

    Needless to say, she switched friend circles quite a bit.

    High school was also a place where she was met with resistance. People didn't always give her what she wanted, and this infuriated her. People often got sick of her manipulation and her meltdowns, and this was met with more resistance. In her junior year of high school, she found a place within the theatre dorks, but this didn't last long. Their silly antics, terrible memes, and barrage of poop jokes got unbearable. That, and she never got any of the roles she wanted, and the theatre dorks, while usually quite accepting, couldn't stand her either. She graduated very angry, for leaving high school with no one who could stand her.

    She immediately went from high school to college, and shut everyone out as she focused on her studies, fueled by anger. It wore off her junior year of college, as she slowly let people back in. She tried her hardest to change, to be the kind of person people liked, but nothing seemed to work. She began to feel cold and bitter again, a mask that would only fall off with alcohol. Kathrine longed for companionship, but knew that it was out of her reach. Besides, she realized she didn't care what happened to those losers who wouldn't get to know her, what mattered was herself.

    Kathrine left college to jump into a position at Smith, a higher-up executive position that would take her back to Chromium City. Bitter, angry, and hellbent on recognition and validation, she delved into both her legal work and a new illegal work. She took on the persona of Drama Queen, taking out those she didn't like, or those she felt would get in the way. She formed her own group of peons to do especially dirty work, as well as making sure debts got paid and things stayed in order. Illegal shipments came in and out of the city under her doing. One evening, when she was in the break room, she watched a man brutally murder another over a spilled cup of coffee. Kathrine didn't mind -- after all, it was late, they were the only three people in the room, and she didn't like the victim anyway. One look at the murderer's hand, and she know what he was. A red lantern. Perfect. Kathrine approached the man with a proposal: join her in the fun, be her bodyguard, masquerade as a personal assistant, and his murderous urges would be satisfied in a way he wouldn't get caught. She added that the coffee incident would be cleaned up as well, it was just a little accident.

    The man seemed skeptical, but he accepted. Kathrine gladly put him to work, carrying out larger jobs that she didn't want to do herself. She rewarded him generously, both at the office and undercover. She is watching the elections carefully, unsure of who would be the most advantageous to her, but worry not. As soon as she finds out, there will be trouble. Maybe. She'll see what happens.

    Some Businessy Things:
    --- Morning Star Inc.: Mechanical sciences and engineering, biomedical and biomechanical sciences and engineering, aerospace sciences, computer sciences, and others.
    --- Cranford and Co.: Computer sciences and engineering, software engineering, electronics, and others. (Similar to Microsoft in that they do make their own hardware.)
    --- Smith Inc.: Computer sciences and engineering, software engineering, news and information stuffs, and others. (Unlike Microsoft, they do not make their own hardware.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
  13. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy type Trainer

    I was planning on going out of my way to make sure Archie and Max never run into each other until the end of the RP. Them fighting would be a final battle type deal.

    Archie has other powers besides his Lantern stuff. Max doesn't. :p
     
  14. Sketchie

    Sketchie it's about the CUBES

    Possibly Lucas could be Influential with that? Like a, "oh no, you've caused enough trouble already, don't you dare get near him," kind of a deal.
     
  15. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Sketchie - "Drama Queen" Kathrine Smith: Reserved
    - Enjoyed your placeholders. Money totally counts as a power, look at Batman.
    - "orderly wants-to-watch-the-world-burn" - she should totally have a notebook full notes about evil things she'd like to do, and ideas for revenge (for example; have you ever noticed that Windex is the same color as Cool Mint Mouthwash).
    - As for history, unless it's stated in her personality that she is a psychopath (in which case motivation is not needed), then there should be some scar in her history that lead her to becoming a villain.


    Mon: but Max does have more practice and control as a lantern, that probably counts for something, plus he'll probably have the team's support.


    Everybody: Let's try to keep the chatting in this thread down, okay? I'll work on getting us a Discussion Thread.
     
  16. Schade

    Schade Iron Defensive

    speaking of which, I am tempted to make a second character. I have an idea for a hero thief-kind of character that I want to try out.
     
  17. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    You are welcome to do so Schade.

    I'm just about ready to post the Discussion, I'll add the link here once it's up. - And here it is: Discussion
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  18. Schade

    Schade Iron Defensive

    Super Name: Grima
    Civilian Name, or Secret Identity: Nathaniel Bonaparte (Nicknamed Nate)
    Gender: Male
    Age: 19
    Powers: Dark Magic: Nate is a dark mage, and practice dark arts. These powers include:
    - Advanced telekinesis: His go-to power for combat. Nate's telekinesis is advanced in the way that he can use it to hijack and take control over other peoples movements. He can also focus this power to telekinetic blasts, etc.
    - Illusion-casting: He is able to create and manipulate illusions, which can make his enemies feel, see, smell or hear things that aren't really there. His range isn't that impressive, and he mostly use this to disguise himself in certain situations.
    - Phasing: Nate is able to walk through walls.
    - Transmutation: Nate can alter and transform matter.
    - Curse-casting: He can cast dark curses for a variety of effects.

    Skills:
    - He has a lot of knowledge of the occult, and can sense magic in the immidiate area.
    - He is not very good at physical hand to hand combat.
    - He's a surprisingly good cook.

    Gadgets:
    - Nate's grimoire: A spectral Grimoire Nate can summon. The book contains spells and magical information.
    - A small, yet effective digital camera.

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    Appearance: Nate is tall, and has a fit physique due to his habits of working out. He has rather pale and sensitive skin that easily sunburns, instead of getting nice tans. This goes well with his medium short platinum blonde hair, which he always keep in a fashionable style. To contrast this, he has bright, red eyes and rather bushy, dark eyebrows. His eyes look somewhat boyish, despite their laid-back feel. He is fairly concerned with his looks, and does his best to look the best at all times. Other people consider him to be attractive, something he is very aware of.

    For clothing, Nate never settles with anything besides the best. Having been pampered in his childhood made him appriceate the finer things in life. Branded clothing are his top choices, and he typically dress in a simple white shirt, and black skinnyjeans. His shoes are mostly for comfort, and are black. Over his shirt, he often wear a blue blazer to add to the formal, expensive attire. He doesn't bother to wear any jewleries or accessories.

    His "Super-suit" isn't really something he has given much thought. the thought of running around in skintight spandex doesn't really sound appealing to him, and for that reason, he hides his identity with a somewhat goofy-looking oriental Fox mask. He has cursed this mask so that people won't see that it is him under it, despite him putting it on right in front of them. Besides this, he also use his magical powers to transmutate a pair of skeletal wings from his back. This is his main means of transportation, and the dark, evil look is only a reflection of his own taste.

    Personality: Nate is a pretty cheerful guy that is almost always seen with a smile on his face. at first glance, it would seem he doesn't have a single care in the world, contrary to reality. Though he is not a gloomy or depressed person, he just don't like to express his emotions to others, and hides behind his smiles instead, more or less regardless of how he is feeling. He can be somewhat childish, with a grim sense of humor, which evolved as a result of neglection in his early childhood. He is a very sociable person and enjoys the company of others, although he has difficulties with letting people in too close. He is not a very trusting person, and hates having to depend on others. This can make him somewhat of a difficult team-player.

    He is a fairly intelligent person, and is always eager to learn new things, especially if they involve Magic. He is a very skilled dark mage, and has little difficulties in expanding on his powers. Because of just that, he has grown to be quite depending on them, evidenced by his lack of close combat skills. He is also very proud of his powers, and often use them in more practical ways, like when the remote control to the Tv is juuust out of reach.

    Though he is a social person that thrives when with others, he can be somewhat selfish in his actions. He rarely does something if it doesn't benefit himself. "What's in it for me?" is a quite frequent phrase he uses. He does have a strong sense of justice though, and won't hesitate in punishing evildoers, sometimes by death if they are very unlucky. This is something he has started to work on, as no one wants a hero that kills people. Can gets carried away very easily, and often acts impulsively in combat.

    History: Nate was born to a wealthy family that originates from France. His father is Raphael Bonaparte; a very successful businessman with high ambitions. His mother died during childbirth by unknown causes, which marked his dad and made him into the cold, distant person he is today. Though Nate was pampered beyond belief in his childhood, he never felt loved by his father, whose subconsciousness blames Nate for his mothers death. This again is what forged Nate to be the person he is today.

    Due to his mothers death, Nate never got to learn about his magical heritage. His mothers side of the family are all powerful magicians, and he inherited powerful abilities. He became aware of this fairly quickly, though he didn't fully embrace it until he was 11. Going through his mothers belongings that his father had placed in the attic of their mansion, he found several old texts regarding magic, a spellbook, and basically "How to cast curses 101"-type of books. Excited by his found, he started practicing, and learned that he was more powerful than he was aware of. He was always careful not to go overboard, though the power was somewhat intoxicating.

    being the son of a wealthy businessman, Nat was under quite the pressure to excel in school, which he did, sometimes with a little magical help. He had always had an interest in photography, and ended up studying that in college, while working under his dad in his company, acting like a journalist/photographer. It is pretty obvious to Nate that he has to take over the company one day, and he doesn't really mind it. He now gets to socialize with his father a lot more, and though his father is strict, and still rather cold in his attitude towards him, the two have a mutual respect for each other. After the events that led to one of the Teen titans to go rouge, the city was left without a mayor. Raphael seized this oppurtunity to run for mayor himself, something Nate isn't too fond of.

    Then one day as Nate was doing an interview at a bank in Chromium City, a squad of bank robbers felt the need to initiate a robbery. Taking the people inside the bank hostage, including Nate, while they gained access to the vaults. Feeling like he had to do something, Nate used his powers to subdue most of the robbers. The usage of dark magic can be somewhat overwhelming, and Nate ended up getting carried away again. Luckily, Batman and Robin entered the scene to help. They came in to find unconscious robbers, while the last one was crying and pleading, holding a gun to his own head, as Nate had used his telekinesis to seize control of the mans movements. Luckily, Batman interfered, knocking Nate out before he could kill the guy. As he woke up a few moments later, he was struck with a fear that he had gone overboard again. Luckily, the dynamic duo were understanding on the matters, and Robin invited Nate to join the Teen titans, so that he could learn to properly control his powers within a safe environment. Somewhat confused, Nate decided to accept the offer.

    Other:
    - He speaks with a french accent
    - He enjoys photography, and is a fairly skilled cook.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  19. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Schade - 'TBA' Nate Bonaparte: Reserved
     
  20. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy type Trainer

    I also have an idea for a second character. Another Hero so I don't have to play both sides. xD

    I have the feeling he's going to be the new Archie of the group though...

    Super Name: Ice Dragon
    Civilian Name: Kyle Remington
    Age: 19
    Faction: Hero
    Gender: Male

    Powers, Gadgets, and Skills:

    Cryokinesis: Kyle has control over cold and Ice. He can fire beams of cold energy from his hands that can freeze, or simply coat things in ice. He can also freeze moisture in the air to create ice. The ice can be formed into any object of his choosing. He can form long ice-ramps is able to travel above the ground by sliding on the ramp he is creating. He can also create snow and hail, and cause blizzards. His powers are much less effective in high temperatures.

    Cold immunity: Kyle is not bothered by cold at all. The cold actually makes him stronger. He is however very bothered by heat. Heat makes him weaker, and more susceptible to harm. He also gets grumpy and tired when it's hot.

    Superhuman Strength: He is able to lift heavy things with ease.

    Superhuman Durability: Kyle is far more resistant to injury than the average human. However, he is not invincible.

    Hand-to-hand Combat: He likes punching things.

    Motorcycle: An Ice blue motorcycle that was a graduation gift from his parents. It is his main method of transportation when he's not sliding around on ice.

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    Appearance: Kyle is tall and lean, standing at exactly six feet. His face is round, and a bit boyish, with a small nose, and large, expressive almond shaped eyes, which are an icy blue color. His spiky hair is platinum blonde. He was born fair skin due to the general lack of sunlight, as heat always bothered him. He is an athletic boy, and is in good shape. He has a toned physique, that he got from years of training and being active. He is quite proud of this, and likes to show it off. Apart from on top of his head and eyebrows, he has no hair on his upper body or face.

    For reasons he does not understand, Kyle is not bothered by the cold at all. He doesn't dress appropriately for the cold at all. His taste in clothing is also pretty simple, and he isn't one for dressing fancy. His usual outfits consists of an tight ice blue tank top, and a pair of worn out faded gray jeans which are held up by a belt. On his feet, he wears a pair of gray studded combat boots.

    As Ice Dragon, Kyle dons an ice blue bodysuit. Over that, he gets a gray hooded leather jacket which he always keeps open. The sleeves of the jacket are purposefully cut off, meaning it's really a leather vest. He wears gray boots on his feet, and a pair of gray, studded, finger-less gloves on his hands. He does have some form of head protection under the hood because he does ride a motorcycle. Safety first kids! He has the hood worn up most of the time.

    Personality: Kyle is a quiet young man who doesn't show emotion very often. Involvedn fact, it's rare to see him smile. Mainly because there isn't much to smile about these days. The town is overridden with crime, and it only seems to get worse no matter how much we do. That doesn't mean he spends his time brooding about everything bad. He believes that if you have problems, you should at least try to do something about it, and not sit there feeling sorry for yourself. He doesn't talk very much, not because he's shy or anything, he just doesn't have much to say. It's hard to get more than a few words out of him at a time. When someone does try to talk to him, he tries to get straight to the point, and end the conversation as efficiently as possible. This often leads to saying things bluntly. He is patient and stoic, but he can get very angry easily when pushed too far. These days, he has a tendency to push people away because of his experiences with bullying. He wasn't always this way though. He is quite friendly deep down, and he can be one of your closest friends if you have the patience to deal with him.

    He doesn't have many friends, however he is popular with girls (and gay guys) because of his good looks. People are always trying to get him to smile, much to his annoyance. He is interested in his athletic pursuits of all kinds. He particularly enjoys snowboarding. He is proud of strength, and likes to show it off. He does a lot of physical activity to maintain it. However this does not mean he is a dumb jock. He is actually fairly intelligent, and gets good grades in his classes. It is not something he likes bragging about though. He also enjoys reading books in his spare time, when he's not snowboarding, or keeping to himself. He enjoys reading about adventures as much as he enjoys having them himself. Kyle is always up for a challenge, and likes to explore new places. He likes the feel of winning, and can be a sore loser if he felt the other person's victory was undeserved.

    Kyle has a strong sense of justice and "fairness". It's the reason he became a hero in the first place. He is quick to defend those who have been unjustly wronged. He is also quick to voice his disapproval at things he deems unfair. He dislikes bullies as well as cheaters. Since becoming a hero, Kyle grew to enjoy fighting. Although due to the fact he has super strength, he often has to hold back against regular opponents. Since he knows he could potentially kill someone if he's not careful, he tries to avoid being reckless. However, trying and succeeding are two different things.

    History: Kyle was born to an average family in a small town somewhere, where it was often cold. His parents loved him, and did everything they could to provide for their son. When he was young, he used to be a cheerful child. He liked to laugh and play with other kids. For some reason, he was never bothered by the cold, and never understood why he had to wear a jacket when there was snow. While playing in the outskirts of the city one day, a blizzard came in. Kyle's parents were worried sick when they couldn't find their son. Several hours later, he came back, and Kyle was completely unaffected by the cold, and acted like nothing was wrong.

    After this incident, Kyle began to notice strange things happening around him. Ice would occasionally coat over whatever he was touching. It didn't take much time for him to figure out that he had control over ice and cold. Although he wasn't sure exactly why he had them, he did, and it was fun. He kept them a secret from his parents and other people in general. He remembered how his parents overreacted to him being out in the blizzard, who knows how they'd deal with this if they knew.

    Unfortunately, Kyle wasn't to keep his abilities secret for very long. Kyle saw a student getting bullied. Kyle didn't think it was fair that some kid was being picked on simply for being smaller than everyone else, and he tried to stand up for the boy. The bully just laughed, which got Kyle angry. He proceeded to punch the bully in the face. This sent the poor kid flying through a wall, and hurting him badly. He did end up surviving after a trip to the hospital. While the kid he was defending was eternally grateful, Kyle had absolutely no idea how that happened. He hadn't intended to do that much damage to a person. Students and teachers began talking, Kyle got into trouble for hitting a student, and of course, word got back to Kyle's parents about what happened.

    His parents didn't know what to do. They heard of people randomly developing superhuman abilities before, but they never expected it would happen to their son. Kyle's parents warned their son to be careful, as they didn't believe people would take too kindly to a meta-human. They became more strict with their son, and even imposed a curfew on him.

    Kyle was upset by all of this. He initially thought having these powers was a blessing. But after what had occurred, he was starting to have second thoughts. Opinions about him at school were also mixed. While some (mostly nerds) hailed the boy as a hero, others thought he was a freak, and a danger to society. Kids began to bully him. Kyle knew he could punch them out with ease, but didn't because it would only prove their point. No matter how much he wanted to punch them out, and shut them up, he didn't because he knew it would only make things worse. Gradually, Kyle became more and more withdrawn from other students, and began keeping to himself. He started reading books more, and read about other people having superhuman abilities. He started training and working on his powers in secret, which usually involved sneaking out past his curfew. He still managed to maintain good grades in class. He became stronger, and discovered new ways to use his powers, he also became something of a recluse, and didn't have any friends at school.

    Worried about their son's lack of friends, Kyle's parents did some research, and learned about Chromium City. A place where there were lots of people with powers. They immediately got the idea to move their so their son wouldn't be so much of an outcast, and he could have a relatively normal life. So they did. They even loosened up the curfew. Kyle still wasn't amused. He did not appreciate his parents stepping into his personal life, and nagging him to make friends. What made them think things would be different here than back home? Very little had actually changed in the move to Chromium City. While he wasn't bullied anymore, and people actually tried to befriend him, Kyle always kept himself at arms length from people. He turned 18, and graduated from high school without much fanfare, and much to his surprise, they got him his own motorcycle as a graduation present. While he was grateful for the gift, Kyle still wasn't sure what he wanted to do with the rest of his life yet.

    The downside of moving to Chromium City was all the crime that ran rampant in the city. As Kyle was riding through the city on his motorcycle, and he happened to see a woman getting mugged by a criminal. Just like the incident when he was younger, Kyle couldn't stop himself from lending a hand. With his face covered by the helmet he wore, he ran to the scene, and this time used his ice powers to freeze the muggers in their tracks. He held off the criminals long enough for Robin, who happened to be in town at the time, to finish the situation, and get the criminals to the police. Afterwards, Robin thanked Kyle, and suggested he take up superheroics. Chromium city could use all the help it could get.

    After thinking about it, Kyle decided to give it a try. It wasn't like he was doing anything else anyway. So, taking up the name Ice Dragon, and wearing a makeshift costume, (His bike helmet, and a hoodie over his regular clothes basically) he dealt with crime in the city. He actually grew to enjoy it. His parents were worried about their son's safety, as any parent would, but they also knew he could take care of himself. He did this for a while, until he got an invitation from Robin to join the new branch of Teen Titans. Kyle was hesitant about working with others, but at the urging of his parents, he decided to do it anyway. After all, making friends was the whole reason they to this moved to this town. So, Kyle joined just to shut his family up.

    Other: In addition to a communicator, Kyle also got a better costume to look more like a real superhero. Kyle himself modified it to give it a personal touch.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016

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