Oh I know, I've been involved in some of them.
Posted Aug 02 2014 - 10:11 PM
Despite certain complaints raised, I don't see all that much of an issue with Carmen, provided my fellow staff members do not. Onarax does raise a valid point; while I do not believe her to be an expy, others may have differing standards. As such, I will consult with my fellow staff before definitively issuing an approval.
On a character note; while her exploits in the backstory are amusing, it would be appreciated if the more... ludicrous thefts be kept to a minimum during actual in-game actions.
Carmen (tentatively) x1
Posted Aug 10 2014 - 12:07 PM
After talking with some people I decided I'd try bring this little gem back.
Name: Unknown, if you press him he might give you a name, no telling if it’s his real name or not.
Codename: The Mysterious Priest
Age: Unknown, looks to be in his late twenties to early thirties.
Faction: Hellfire Club
Power(S): He gains energy and strength through extremely negative emotions. However extremely positive emotions do the exact opposite. He has the ability to teleport, though this is limited by distance, roughly about as far as the naked eye can see. He doesn't necessarily have to see where he's teleporting but that does risk teleporting into an object, which would be bad for his health. His final power is telepathy, which he can use to communicate with others and resist other telepath's intrusions into his mind.
Appearance: Wears some rather exotic and strange purple robes, his pants are baggy and black, and has a cloak that’s black on the outside and dark green on the inside. He has somewhat long, purple hair, which he will claim is his natural color. His eyes are also purple, seems to be his thing. He appears to be Caucasian in color, though he is very tanned. About average height for a male.
Weapons: Has a gnarled looking staff, seems to be oddly fond of it. Don't touch it, it's probably cursed.
Skills: A skilled manipulator, he often fools his friends/enemies/distant cousins? into doing exactly what he wanted them to do, and without them even realising it half the time. Despite his witty and whimsical behavior he is an highly intelligent and educated person, knowing random facts about things most people wouldn't know or care to know. In combat he's surprising ruthless and calm, moves with a mysterious grace that is difficult to predict.
Personality: He has a very calm and polite demeanor, even to his enemies/friends/distant cousins? Is constantly scheming and finding ways to achieve...whatever it is he's trying to achieve. Also has a rather mischievous sense of humor, often being rather whimsical and carefree, even during situations where most people would not be.
Weakness: Incredibly optimistic and happy people make him physically ill if he gets too close, to the point where he's rendered helpless, he tends to avoid those types of people by default. They can bring him to his knees if the emotions are really strong or being expressed quite openly. If he has any other weakness they are a mystery! :DDD
Bio: Not much is known about this “Mysterious Priest”, he joined the Hellfire Club for mysterious reasons, and disappeared just as mysteriously. But now he's back and he's as mysterious as he was last time. But he's returned with gifts and cake so all is well.
Edited by Princess Anna of Arendelle, Aug 10 2014 - 06:21 PM.
Skyra | Savina | Darien | Hakari | Mekana | Lana | Rekirar | Taleen | Novan | Mimira | Denerium | Talinka | Arisaka |
Posted Aug 10 2014 - 01:51 PM
"They're smarter, faster, and stronger than us. Fantastic."
Posted Aug 14 2014 - 11:08 PM
Posted Aug 17 2014 - 12:51 PM
Juuuuuust poking my head in to mention how excited I am that Carmen Sandiego has finally come to fruition.
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."
Posted Aug 17 2014 - 12:53 PM
A D V E N T L I V E S
can we expect more siegfried in our lives someday
will we be
with more siegfried in our lives someday
~who is this sassy delight getting reported so much~
Posted Aug 17 2014 - 01:00 PM
Yeah. That could probably be a thing at some point.
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."
Posted Aug 17 2014 - 01:07 PM
QUICK SOMEONE GRAB HIM DON'T LET HIM ESCAPE.
Edited by Basilisk, Aug 17 2014 - 01:07 PM.
Posted Aug 17 2014 - 04:44 PM
Note: "Vincent" refers to the physical body.
Name: "Zai", "Nagato", "Hess", "Awad", and "Torres", in addition to 100 unnamed personality fragments/incomplete tulpae. Referred to as " The Collective" when addressing all of them at once.
Age: All of them inhabit a 16 year old body
Gender: Biologically male; Zai, Nagato, and Awad identify as male, while Hess and Torres identify as female
Loyalties/Faction: Zai and Awad are loyal to SHIELD, Hess is loyal to a personal (and sometimes warped) code of morality, Torres and Nagato are indifferent.
Power(S): all of them are able to access their host body's power of memory manipulation. In addition, a secondary mutation of spontaneous personality creation seems to have arisen, hence the collective's sudden destabilization (the closest analogue would be Tulpa creation, except that for The Collective, this process is involuntary and random). Zai, Nagato, Hess, Awad, and Torres have the ability to wrest control of the body from each other; Nagato has the easiest time of this and is as such considered the leader of the Collective. All of them share a memory pool, but each personality has easier access to one specific section of it and can deny the others access if they wish.
Appearance: to outsiders, the Collective's appearance has remained unchanged from when it was Tokiomi Nagato. From its own point of view (and if any psychics bothered to look), it appears to be surrounded by dozens of other individuals. The big ones:
-Zai appears to be Vincent Zai before losing his left eye. However, his appearance is much more disheveled, with his hair messy, his eyebrows nearly gone, his eyes wide and almost popping out of their sockets, and with a very pale skin tone. He also seems to have grown fangs. He will be wearing a black two piece suit and a white shirt; both with bloodstains on them. He also wears a black tie.
-Hess appears to be a German woman in her 20's with blond, shoulder length hair and blue eyes which are usually shut. She has an ethereal look about her, and when projected, will appear to glow with a golden aura. She will be wearing a suit similar to Zai's, but clean and with no tie. A knife is holstered on her hip
-Awad appears to be a middle aged Arabic man with slightly grey, short hair and wearing a Google Glass. He will always be projected holding a smartphone. He wears a white shirt with grey stripes and light brown khakis. Both of his eyes will be glowing
-Torres appears to be an older woman of Hisbanic descent with brown, braided hair. She will be seen wearing a white T-shirt and light blue jeans. For some reason, all of her visible veins glow with a bright white light, visible even in the brightest of conditions.
-Due to being the strongest mind in the body, Nagato has no projection.
-Incomplete personalities appear as hard light humanoid figures with numerous square holes in their bodies, randomly placed.
Weapons: In combat, they standard SHIELD/US Army equipment. As well, they possess a device they refer to as a "Mind Projector", which has the ability to create visual and auditory projections of all of the individual constituents of The Collective (they can be seen and heard but they cannot interact with physical objects).
Skills: The Collective possesses an extremely wide skill set due to the vast amount of memories they have absorbed, to the point that no concept or skill is unfamiliar to them. However, most of this knowledge is book knowledge, meaning that they can't necessarily put it into practice when it counts.
Personality: as a whole, The Collective is very indecisive. Due to having to factor in 100+ opinions rather than simply one, decisions not made based on instinct can take a long time to make
-Zai is best described as a warped reflection of the original. Created from an imprint of his
mind at the time of his creation of Tokiomi and "corrupted " by a sudden influx of other memories, Zai has become much more vicious and bloodthirsty.
-Nagato, as the remainder of the previous controlling mind, is the most coherent of the personalities. He remains largely unchanged from when he was one mind, but has reverted to a more robotic pattern of behavior due to suddenly losing an understanding of the finer nuances of human interaction.
-Hess can be described as a "Knight Templar". A twisted sense of justice drives her behavior and she will break any rule (or object) in her way to fulfill her code. While not obviously vicious like Zai, she can be very sadistic and cruel.
-Awad is by far the nicest mind of the Collective. Professional, organized, and polite, he is the model of a good SHIELD desk agent. He can be prone to being stiff and uptight, however, and hates it when regulations aren't followed to the letter.
-Torres, for some reason, is constantly lethargic. Decisively lacking in energy as well as simply not caring, she can be very apathetic at times, preferring to sit back and let the rest of the Collective do what they want. She has the strongest sense of empathy out of all of the Collective, however, and will intervene if the others are doing something pointlessly cruel.
Weakness: The Collective is prone to bickering among themselves due to the vastly different temperaments if its constituents. If not in a life or death situation, it could take them a minute to twelve hours to agree on something as simple as what to put on the bread. Nagato is capable of overriding all of their opinions and hijacking the body, but he rarely does so as he fears the wrath of all of the other personalities.
The Collective has also pinpointed the source of Vincent's accelerated aging: Vincent possesses a very rare mutation similar to but independent of the X-Gene, dubbed Y. This gene causes the production of antibodies that attack cells with the X-Gene, which happens to be Vincent's entire body. The antibodies cause tissue degeneration, hence the accelerated aging. While natural production is weak, if extracted and grown in a lab, it could become a deadly weapon against mutants. Due to Vincent's sudden secondary mutation, his aging rate has sped up; doctors predict that the body has five years left at the most, creating the need to find a new host body if the Collective wants to live past that time.
<insert Vincent and Tokiomi's bios>
At a certain point, Tokiomi bit off more than he could chew. Having accumulated a thousand lifetimes' worth of data, he could no longer maintain continuity and suffered a massive personality fracture. In addition to a warped version of Vincent Zai resurfacing, three new complete personalities were born as well as over 100 incomplete fragments coming to light. <insert in-game events here>
Posted Aug 24 2014 - 12:39 PM
so this looks familar huh
hey look i'm trying to get back into this again what a surprise
Name: Megan Keita
Loyalties/Faction: Dark Avengers
Power: Megan has the ability to, put simply, create voids. Areas of space where quite literally nothing exists. Objects that touch the voids may either simply come out on the other side as if there is no distance between the two points, instantly passing from one side to the other (As technically, there isn't and space in between). Or, they may become trapped inside. Objects that the voids are created around (or the ones that pass inside to be trapped), for all intents and purposes, are frozen within, as there is no time to pass nor space to occupy. Said objects aren't destroyed, but torn from existence, only to be returned perfectly fine and exactly how they were prior as the void disappears. Voids in which material passes through simply look like spheres of water, as the light behind is slightly distorted as it passes instantly from one side to the other. Voids in which material is caught inside look completely black and featureless, as one would expect. Megan normally creates said voids in the shape of a sphere, simply because it is the easiest form to work with, though she does have the ability to manipulate them if needed. Creating the voids takes a considerable amount of energy on Megan's part, proportional to the size of the voids in question, though maintaining and manipulating them is a far easier task. The voids will fade from (non)existence after a short amount of time if Megan leaves them be, also proportional to their size. Larger ones may stay for up to an hour, though the ones she generally makes only last for a few minutes tops.
Appearance: Megan is for the most part, unassuming in appearance, the one who could get lost in a crowd at the slightest glance away. She stands at around 5'7'' though generally seems slightly shorter, with a toned build that suggests one with an active lifestyle and relatively healthy diet. Facially, her features are somewhat sharp, with a thin-lipped mouth normally curved into a slight smirk, while a thin nose sits between her angled, almond-shaped eyes–the iris of which are noticeably a solid, inky black coloration. A veil of freckles covers her dark, russet complexion. Her short, chin-length hair, the only feature that really stands out, is a stark white, bordering on silvery at times.
Skills: In terms of combat, Megan is no slouch, though neither is she a master assassin, with moderate training in a smattering of different martial arts. Her real skill lies in her knack for technology, with a distinctly mechanically inclined mind coupled with an almost obsessive curiosity for how things are put together. She'll take something apart for the sole reason to attempt to put it back together again, and most of the time she'll do so just because she can.
Personality: Quiet, but in a withdrawn silent way rather than actually being shy. Megan is one to watch and listen, with a slightly detached air to her which could most certainly be described as “spooky”.
Weakness: Her power takes a fair amount of concentration for her to put into good effect, and any manner of distraction will disrupt her control over it. At which point she's no more than your average human.
Posted Aug 28 2014 - 09:47 PM
Name: Ashlynn Summers
Faction: Xavier Institute
Power(S): Strong telepathy, she is able to enter people’s minds, read them etc, make them see things that are not there, even get them to do things for her unless they are extremely strong willed or have guards against telepathy, with her illusions she can make it so she is invisible to anyone around her if she choose. She has also developed a new power which is a sort of telepathic push her mind unleashes, similar to a force push and can only be used if she is threatened.
Appearance: Ashlynn is a very attractive woman. She has long, luscious red hair, and a pair of emerald colored eyes. Her skin is soft and spotless, and is pale in color. She has a pair of nice, full lips, and pearly white teeth. She usually dressed like a traditional hipster. She has two tattoos of wings on her backside.
Weapons: Her mind
Skills: She’s skilled at hand to hand combat, she is highly trained in first aid, pistols, being nice, listening to comrades, leadership
Personality: Ultimate Ashlyn's personality is very close to the old Ash's. She's kind and caring but she also has an edge to her the old Ash didn't have. She has seen worse things than the normal Ash and would therefore go to further ends to survive. Becoming a vampire changed her for a while; she became even darker for a while, and even lost control at times feeding off humans. It was due to this she desired to find a way to return to her morality, to become human again.
Weakness: She can no longer heal, and her wings are also gone.
Bio: Ashlynn was born in secret; her father was Cyclops, while her mother was Jean Grey. When she was born her parents felt that the X-Men were in danger and it wasn’t safe for her to live in the mansion so they took her to a family friend named the Williams for Ashlynn to stay until things cleared up. Ashlynn ended up staying with the Williams for three years, and during that time her mother was killed, but later came back to life as the Phoenix once again before killing all of the X-Men before she was killed once again by Wolverine. Eventually the Williams decided they didn’t want to raise Ashlynn because as a three year old baby she was already developing a mutation, wings. They took her to the Xavier Institute to find that Beast was the only surviving X-Men member, and now dean of the school. Beast took Ashlynn in and raised her himself. Ashlynn grew to become a strong woman, very similar to how Jean Grey was before she became the Phoenix. Ashlynn became the first of Beast’s new X-Men team, calling her Songbird because of her wings, and her last-name. When Ashlynn graduated from the school she became a teacher within the school and the school nurse, using her powers to help heal students, and her fellow X-Men.
Then the Phalanx attacked and everything changed drastically. The ones she loved were killed or absorbed into the Phalanx like Alaric. Ash was also blinded by the Phalanx and since she didn't have healing powers like normal Ash she was unable to see again forced to rely on her telepathic abilities to see. While the Ultimate X-Men battled the Phalanx she and Ultimate John Howlett became a couple. She then went into the normal universe along with the surviving Ultimate X-Men of her generation to steal that universes' technopath, Alex and taking him back to their universe. Together with Alex they were able to defeat the Phalanx. Ultimate Ash also went Phoenix mode at the end and decimated many of the Phalanx before the Phoenix left her body for good.
She was thought to be dead after that incident but she survived. She then made her way back to the normal universe since the Ultimateverse was pretty empty after the Phalanx attack. Not long after she was back in the normal universe she came across the Hellfire mansion where she was murdered by Harbinger in an alleyway. While she was dying none other than Jace came to her aid and accidently turned her into a vampire. Once she was a vampire her once blind eyes could now see again. She lost the mutant ability to summon her wings and heal but she gained some new vampire abilities.
She stayed in the Hellfire mansion for a time with Jace before leaving to visit the Xavier institute. She arrived in time to revive a nearly dead John Howlett with her blood. After that she hunted in the woods outside the school. She's stayed at the institute since. She's worked as one of the nurses at the school since she had a vast knowledge of first aid. About a year ago she felt a strange ping of pain and thought of her maker Jace, she finally realized that he was probably dead.
When she left the institute a year ago she was lost for months. She had no purpose, nowhere she belonged. She lost control and at times she even fed off humans in her weakest moments but never drained them fully. Soon she decided she didn’t want to live like this, that there had to be a way to return back to her normal self. She spent the next year dedicating herself to this personal quest.
She looked through countless libraries, databases and traveled across the globe meeting with many powerful sorcerers and even other vampires. None of them were successful however until she met a Egyptian vampire sorcerer named Tarenth. He was very ancient and knew a possible way to switch her back but it required certain things for the ritual. For the ritual she was required to find the ashes of the Ashlynn from this universe. Which was no easy feat, but eventually she was able to track them down.
Then she had to give her own blood willingly for the ritual and finally her maker had to be dead, which she knew he was, the last criteria was that she would have to be pure and not have killed anyone while being a vampire, which was also true. The ritual took an entire night, and Ashlynn felt herself die again. But she awoke a minute later, no longer a vampire. She found that she could no longer summon her wings either. She paid Tarenth what she could, which in this case was letting him drink from her now that she was human; he found that her blood was especially tasty. After that she was free to go. She drifted for a few more months, eventually getting the wings tattooed onto her back. Now she is heading back to the institute.
I realize this might be asking for much, she's no longer a vampire and I tried to think up an interesting magical way how that could have happened. Would be really cool to play as her again though. Just thought I'd try since she was accepted earlier as a vamp.
Posted Aug 28 2014 - 11:20 PM
Edited by Basilisk, Aug 29 2014 - 12:56 AM.
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