OOC: Another profile for the collection...
Character Type: Hero
Powers and Abilities: An Anti-Gravity Pack, which is usually always on at some level or another due to his enhanced weight issues (see below); Predictive Trajectory Awareness that allows him to anticipate the initial target areas of most projectile or laser-based weaponry (this does not grant him the reflexes to deflect everything that comes his way, however; if his attention becomes divided between two distinct general areas (such as the upper/lower body or himself and another object/person), he's likely to get hit either way somewhere).
Weapons: Scout Drones - Epix carries six drones, similar to the ones previously used by Stormer in his XL form, that dock onto his arms and provide him with additional armor plating while not in flight. Each has a built-in camera and a low-powered Stun Blaster for targeting purposes, the latter still being accessible to the two directly attached to his wrists while docked. The receivers for the drones are directly wired into his brain, giving him manual control over each and every one of them as if they were parts of his own body at the expense of eating up large amounts of concentration (controlling more than two at a time will force him to enter a quasi-meditative state, in order to prevent a neurological overload due to the vast amounts of stimuli he would be subconsciously attempting to process). The drones themselves also manually recharge themselves using his Hero Core as a battery, meaning that their usage can take quite the toll on his energy reserves if not properly kept in check.
He also wields a large Scythe, coated in a highly-deflective material.
Appearance: Epix is mostly clad in silver, with some black and lime green mixed in as well. His arms are fairly basic when his drones aren't attached, but his legs are covered in small, silver spikes that are mostly just decorative. Following the release of the ZX-79 Upgrade during the Brain Attack on Makuhero City, his helmet was fitted with a new Combat Visor, and his chest armor now sports Core Protectors.
Bio: Epix spearheads the SIA (Security and Internal Affairs) Division of Hero Factory, created by Mr. Makuro himself in an attempt to detain Heroes who will likely go rogue before they can go out and cause to much damage. Because of this, other Heroes sometimes refer to him as "The Recall," since his primary purpose is to monitor his comrades and either capture or terminate them if they begin to display signs of desertion, and he is generally both feared and despised amongst the ranks, as he is a constant reminder of what will happen to them should they start straying from their primary programming.
When not going after former agents of Hero Factory, he generally oversees security at the company's many facilities, and he has absolutely no love for reporters of any kind.
Location: Hangar Bay
Captor had stealthily followed Traferous out of the hangar bay, but had then veered off into one of the maintenance shafts, making his way to one of the consoles hidden there within.
IC: Nimiusl Ardor
Location: Camouflaged dropship
Nimius cursed under his breath as he quickly looked at the readings from the scan of the ship he'd finished earlier.
OOC: Gonna need something here. C'mon, throw me a bone.
OOC: There isn't a maintenance shaft directly accessible from that hallway. That character is in the center of the ship. The ship's engines are behind the waterfall in the secret passage, and the shafts to repair the craft's weapons would be near the outside of the structure. However:
GM IC NIMIUS
Nimus would find that his attempt to anchor himself to the bottom of the ship would fail due to the forcefield around the ship pushing him away. Worse, the ship above him...vanished.
GM IC FRAVI
An computer blipped. "Mechna's lordly mother!" Fravi exclaimed, as an anti-collision system warning flashed and a trajectory of the "asteroid" appeared on the screen. "That's no asteroid. Bloody Jimmie Hendrix!" She hit the cloaking system button hard, and grabbed the weapons controls.
By the nature of Traferous' craft, there wasn't quite so many weapons on the bottom of the ship. However, Traferous had thought to install a swivel cannon or five. Fravi spun the dial, aiming and firing photon laser beam at the asteroid. If it really was a space rock, the blast would be enough to crack it in half. If it was a ship, it would likely bounce off the ship's shields. Either way, they would know what was going on.
OOC: Fravi's cloak will withdraw a little for the weapon to fire, due to the laws of physics regarding light. So Nimus will be able to see the cannon coming toward him before it fires.
IC: Wilbur Flood - Dropship
"Just gotta be more careful next time, I guess," Flood shrugged. He pulled Furno on board with a grunt, and immediately let go as soon as he was on board. "Uh, sorry about the... it doesn't wash off easily with just plain water, but you should be able to just wipe it off. Ethanol does the trick for if some of it gets dried on."
He perked up. "But, on the bright side, if anyone shoots a laser at you in the next hour or so and it hits you in the slime, it won't hurt you."
OOC: I thought Furno was already on the ship. Oops. Also, I imagine giving an aquatic Hero slime that washes off easily in water is probably a bad idea. And I assume the slime loses effectiveness after an hour or two, if it's not on Flood. Otherwise he could just hand out slimy hugs to every other Hero character before the mission starts and everyone would be immune.
OOC: I'll go with it.
GM NPC FURNO
"Does it immunitize me from blood, too?" Furno said, dragging out the triage kit and opening it up.
GM IC TRAFEROUS
So they were allies of convenience. Traferous thought on it - they weren't fully allies yet.
Traferous, if he could have it, wanted a different sort of alliance, if it was even possible. He would like to ally with the brains and Hero Factory, and then use them to take out the conspiracy. But the reaction of the Heroes to his charming self on Tranquis VII further cemented what he had already suspected - the Heroes weren't going to work with him. And they never would work with the brains.
The pieces began to fall together in his mind. This person needed to go to Streptos. If anything else, his presence would reinforce the brain's forces there. And the brains...that was one force Traferous was confident he could beat himself. Especially if the conspiracy or Hero Factory helped. But with all the attention on Streptos, it was indeed time to have some...fun.
"Fravi, when you're done dealing with that little ship, mark us a course for the Streptos system. We'll be doing some high speed driving."
He then turned to Mr. Vyle. "Before you get too excited, I have decided that the best course is for you to be going to Streptos with the brains. From the current state of affairs, they are badly in need of reinforcements, and will likely accept our alliance request with open arms. You, as of right now, have my permission to extend an alliance request to the brains on behalf of the Transportation Federation, on the authority of Traferous Diafanous himself."
"However, I will not be going to Streptos myself. I believe that this situation allows me other opportunities that I wish to avail myself of. As for the others on this ship, you may choose to take anyone who will go willingly."
GM IC DR. LIE
"Absolutely," Dr. Lie said, walking past his desk and the pictures of the rogue Heroes and into a medium size kitchen. He grabbed a slab of steak out of the refrigerator. "Cooked or raw?"