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Quote from: Gannameade on July 26, 2023, 11:58:08 PMMay I join???
Quote from: Gannameade on July 27, 2023, 12:00:03 AMSorry I didn't know all the roles were full. My apologies.
Quote from: Primarch on July 30, 2023, 02:56:06 AMThis appears to be a version of the character you used in a different game that was later modified for the previous version of this game. Can you track down the app you submitted to the previous game and update what we discussed for this go around?
Quote from: Levi on August 03, 2023, 06:33:06 AMAre there possititons on the payback open yet?
Quote from: Xerial on August 19, 2023, 04:56:33 AMI did this guy up for another game during my last revival and have always thought he suited the world well. He's meant to be for The Seven, but I can adapt him to Payback as well. I present to y'all... Triage:Spoiler: Click to Show/HideCharacter:Triage (fka Aftermath)Player: XerialCharacter Name: Kermit WeldRole: The SevenPowers/Special AbilitiesQualifications/Skills🩸 First Responder: Triage is a certified Advanced Care Paramedic with extensive experience in some of the toughest environments in the world. He has supplemented this training with time spent volunteering with Urban Search and Rescue and Firefighting organizations.🩸 Educated: Triage has a Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Medicinal Chemistry. While working with FEMA, Triage received training in Incident Crisis Management and was responsible for organizing and deploying responses to disasters. 🩸 Multi-Sport Athlete: Inspired by his Presidential ancestor (Theodore Roosevelt), Triage has done his best to live a "strenuous life." While in high school he was an accomplished wrestler and track competitor. He is a Golden Gloves boxer and has trained as a fencer and singlestick fighter. Triage is also a 3-gun shooting competitor, something he took up after his time in South America.🩸 Judoka: Triage is a sixth dan (rokudan) black belt in Judo, once again inspired by his Presidential ancestor. He is not a competitive Judoka, mainly because of other commitments in his life. That, and he takes after Yamashita Yoshitsugu in his application of Judo (see Secrets/Gossip).Apparent🩸 Healer: One of Triage's powers most focused on by the PR wags is his ability to stabilize and repair the injuries of others. While he is able to encourage wounds to heal at a rapid rate, and even stimulate rapid tissue regrowth, he is not a miracle worker. Triage cannot stimulate the re-growth of vital organs or bones.🩸 Regenerative: Triage's powers of healing do not only apply to others. He is able to apply them to himself as well. His system is even more robust, however, as he has demonstrated the ability to regenerate organs over time, heal broken bones faster and even recover from radiation damage. He also appears to be immune to a host of diseases. The only exception to this regeneration is his leg, which was severed before his mutation.🩸 Resilience: Triage's muscles never seem to fatigue. While he is not supernaturally strong or fast (he is a peak athlete, not a super athlete), he has no quit in him. He never seems to physically fatigue and is able to stay awake for weeks at a time. His stamina is legendary, and not just because the PR flaks love to point out how he will not stop going until he knows every last civilian has been rescued from a scene.🩸 Resistance: As a biproduct of his rather explosive introduction to Compound V, Triage is resistant (but not immune) to the effects of explosions and fire.ClassifiedSpoiler: Click to Show/Hide🩸 Hemokinesis: The reality of Triage's suite of publicly known powers is that he has control over the most vital substance in the human body: he can mentally control blood. This is what allows him to stimulate regeneration in others, to apparently never tire and to be resilient to diseases. The terrifying truth, however, is that his mental control over blood is not limited to being inside of a body. He is able to pull blood from people and then to shape its flow in the air. He can aspirate it to spread it over large areas and even make it denser. Have you ever seen someone cut with their own blood? Or choked with a tendril of it? Triage has. 🩸 Renfield+: Aside from just being able to control blood mentally, Triage has also shown the ability to extract nutrients from other people's blood. He is not a vampire, but he can subside on blood for a time without needing to eat or drink.Note: These powers did not express themselves when he was under observation with Vought the first time. This is why he was released, as he was seen as having little potential for exploitation.Gear🩸 Cybernetic Leg: While he had various purpose-built prosthetic legs post-recovery and while he was working as Aftermath, Kermit has received a recent upgrade. That upgrade came from a collaboration between Vought Biomedical, Vought Robotics and the European Space Agency. His leg is an upgraded prosthetic comprised of an ultra-light yet structurally resilient 'skeleton' upon which was built a series of micromotors to simulate joint movement all covered in a supple bullet and blade resistant pseudo-skin. Sensors built into the socket and sleeve allow for movement almost as precise as if the leg were his original.🩸 Tactical Medical Kit: When deployed to the field, Triage always carries a Vought tactical medical kit. Though it is mostly for show, he always packs some extra medication... just in case.🩸 Sidearm: Though he has little need for it, Kermit carries a pistol with his tactical gear. Most people assume it is an M1911, the traditional sidearm carried by combat medics to protect those under their care. In truth it is a Cold Delta Elite, a 10mm beast.Personality🩸 Daredevil: Triage is an adrenaline junkie. His lack of emotional balance leads him to seek out dangerous situations in order to feel alive. This is the drive that keeps him going into flaming buildings to evacuate people. It pushes him to test his limits physically and mentally. He is not thoroughly reckless, however. He knows all too well he is not immortal, but he is going to push the bounds of his mortality whenever he can.🩸 Sociopath: Vought PR will attribute his coldness to years of operating in dangerous situations with a need for clinical detatchment. The truth of it is, Triage does not feel empathy. He does not feel emotions in the sense that most people do. He is charismatic and charming. He can seem like everyone's best friend. But those emotions are an act. And act which he maintains only to keep people from bothering him.🩸 Bon Vivant: Outside of work and the public eye Triage is a man who loves the finer things in life. He expects to dine at the finest restaurants, drive the fastest cars and for designers to sew his clothes onto him.🩸 Eugenicist: This is perhaps the most hidden aspect of his personality, and another element taken from his Presidential ancestor. Triage believes that some groups of people (criminals for the most part, and to a large degree anyone who is not a Supe) do not deserve to breed. Or at the very least that they have inherently less value to the evolution of humanity.HistorySanitized OriginVought Public Relations love to tout the fact that he comes from Presidential stock. After all, his great great grandfather was not just a President. He was Teddy fucking Roosevelt. The Bull Moose. A man who literally on the Mount Rushmore of Presidents (and who is only topped in popularity polls by his cousin, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington). And better still, Kermit spent much of his youth trying to emulate his most famous relative. While not a Roosevelt in name, it is easy for the flaks to point out similarities to his Presidential progenitor.Always a bit of a rebel, Kermit eschewed the familty tradition of attending Harvard and instead went to NYU with a mind toward becoming a doctor. His interest shifted in his first year when a friend suggested he volunteer as an EMT dispatcher. While he could have dropped out and started into EMT training right away, he instead played the long game and changed to a dual-degree program which would help with advanced paramedic training down the line.Some might say that Kermit became addicted to danger during his early years in the field. New York City during those days was plagued with violent street gangs and he was often called to scenes that would break out into conflict. This addiction, along with a sense of wanderlust, saw him transferring to more violent neighborhoods as his career progressed, and ultimately to seeking out opportunities in other cities plagued with violence. Over the course of a decade he worked in Chicago's West Garfield Park, L.A.'s Skid Row, East Las Vegas and the murder capitol of the USA: Youngstown, Ohio. This dance through the most dangerous parts of the country went hand in hand with his journey EMT to Advanced Care Paramedic. In his own way he was supplementing his education with unparalleled experience. To supplement that chase for danger, Kermit worked in disaster relief and search and rescue time with several organizations. He trained in para-rescue, technical-recovery and other technical aspects of the job. When it came to his attention that there were countries in South America in need of people to train their own ambulance services, Kermit jumped at the opportunity. He travelled to Guatemala and spent a year training and riding with Bomberos in Guatemala city's red-zones. From there he travelled to Brazil and worked with citizen-run ambulance services that served parts of the favelas abandoned to gangs by the government. It was while riding on training runs in Brazil that he first carried a gun. The gangs there did not care who you were trying to save. If you rode into their turf, they were going to shoot at you. At the height of his time in Brazil he was involved in a firefight which saw his ambulance lit on fire with him inside. It was only due to an appreciative local community's effort that he was saved and brought to a Vought medical facility where he spent months in recovery.Post-recovery, after years of riding with and training crews in South America, Kermit returned to American soil and sought out a job with FEMA. The organization was not willing to employ him in the field. While they were not going to outright say it, the fact that he had a prosthetic leg was seen to their administration as a potential burden. And so he was given training and employment in crisis management. The shift in his employment coincided with the first public appearances of another figure...AftermathRelegated to a series of mobile operations centers - practically chained to a desk - Kermit began to operate as a masked vigilante under the codename Aftermath. He was quite mobile during this time, appearing often at the scene of disasters to help with rescue efforts.He did not limit his involvement to rescues, however. Aftermath had a reputation for dealing harshly with looters in post-disaster areas. He would also take the fight to local organized crime in an effort to bust up their theft of an monopoly over relief supplies. While the criminals that he collared during these efforts survived, they were often in pretty bad shape.It was a very public evacuation effort in a Kansas tornado outbreak that drew the attention of Vought. Videos started to circulate of a masked man handing a child to someone in a shelter only to be thrown across a field into a barn by the winds and then walk it off. Someone within FEMA started doing some digging, and they found out his secret. While he was able to quiet them, he knew it would not be long before he was outed.The SevenWhen it became apparent that he could not sustain a dual-identity whiles till working with FEMA, Kermit reached out through backchannels to Vought. His timing could not have been better. Due to a series of unfortunate events and opening had come up in The Seven. The name Aftermath had too apocalyptic a ring to it for Public Relations, so they tried to get him to embrace something more evocative of his lineage. While Kermit was happy to let them spout off about his lineage, he had to aggressively fight against being codenamed Roosevelt. The rebranded Triage is not the flashiest member of the The Seven. He does not have a catch-phrase. While capable enough. He only fights in self-defense or to defend others. But he has a deeply loyal following comprised of veterans (who assume that a man with his bloodline must have served at some point), admirers of first responders and patriots. Redacted VoughtRecordsSpoiler: Click to Show/HideKermit Weld was not your typical Vought test subject. In fact, he was not supposed to be exposed to Compound V at all. During his time in Columbia Kermit often ended up riding with EMTs into neighborhoods controlled by the Comando Vermelho, a particularly vicious cartel that has a longstanding relationship with Vought. What better place to test a dangerous compound, after all, than in the heart of a South American favela? The relationship with Comando Vermelho gave Vought several benefits. First, the cartel had unmonitored access to chemicals and substances that were needed to manufacture Compound V. he cartel's proclivity towards kidnapping and smuggling people meant a steady supply of test subjects. And lastly, it could provide them with real estate to set up facilities away from the eyes of any government. While Kermit riding with a group of recently trained first responders, the team was called to a site of a fire that had spread from one of those facilities. While the effort was supposed to be on evacuating civilians from the area around the fire and containing it as much as possible, Kermit's attention was drawn by cries from help in what appeared to be a ramshackle hut. He followed the cries to a surprisingly well-engineered tunnel and to the half-ajar doors of the facility, which had closed on the legs of a staff member. Kermit called down several people to help prise the door open and clear out the staffer and then ventured deeper in. What he found was laboratory in a state of chaos. The fire had first started within it and was still raging, but he ventured deeper, driven by adrenaline. When he was unable to find any other people in the still intact section of the lab he turned to leave, but an explosion caused a large transport vat of Compound V to became ruptured and spill its contents on him. He was not just covered in the substance, he was positively waterboarded and then left to drown in a pool of it. Kermit was found by a Vought recovery team in the aftermath of the fire and taken to another facility, missing a leg but somehow alive. The fact he survived subsequent protracted and painful mutation was a Christmas Miracle. When he recovered enough to inform them as to who he was, Vought arranged transportation back to American soil after the very delicate process of rehabilitating him. While they held him for some time to monitor his condition, Vought understood that anyone discovering they had detained the scion of the Roosevelt family would be a disaster that would outweigh any publicity they might gain from having saved him. So they came to an agreement with Kermit that he would sign a series of NDAs regarding his exposure to Compound V and they would help arrange the sanitization of his records to account for the two years of time his recovery took. Were the full extent of his powers known known to Vought, the story may have played out differently. As it were, they did not begin to express until after he left the lab.Relationships/Connections🩸 Family: While not a Roosevelt in name, Triage's family still has its own distinguished pedigree. His father is a sitting State Senator in Nebraska and his mother is a law professor. 🩸 Starfucker: Rumors constantly tie the most brooding member of the Seven to a series of famous actresses and pop stars. The closer the starlet is to minimum voting age, the more likely it is that the rumors are true. Or were for a night.Secrets/GossipSpoiler: Click to Show/Hide🩸 Juvenile Offender: Though his record is spotless before he joined the military, this is only because of the combined influence of his family and, much later, Vought PR. Triage spend much of his youth actively seeking out fights. Whether it was going after bullies or calling out thugs, he loved to get into conflicts. And much like Yamashita Yoshitsugu, he was not afraid to be violent in the application of his skills. When he was sixteen, a year before he graduated high school, he was involved in a skirmish where he faced off against a pack of teenagers who were known to prey on people who were patrons of a local gas station. The fight did not go in the favor of the gang even though Kermit was hospitalized. According to the now cleansed police record only three of them escaped uninjured. Five of the the gang were hospitalized, one was crippled for life and he outright killed two.🩸 Fear the Reaper: Throughout his career Kermit has been quietly tied to a series of incidents. Incidents where someone under his care should have survived but did not. These people were usually criminals and predators of some type. He always managed to weather any allegations of malfesence, either with a careful defense or a quiet word from someone associated with his parents, but there are some who might say he moved around so much because he was one step ahead of the specter of death.🩸 Self Medicated: Triage is not a drug addict. He does not do cocaine or heroin, he is not into designer drugs. Instead he supplements any order of supplies with a carefully selected cocktail of painkillers and amphetamines. He does not need them thanks to his mutation, but he feels they give him an edge when it comes to focus. Word has it Triage has been making inquiries into getting his hands on the new strains of Compound V lately, but he has not found any source yet.🩸 Stolen Valor: Triage is the spokesperson for several high profile veterans' associations. Each of them assume he has served in the military and he has done nothing to dissuade them of that notion. While he has never been on camera saying that he served, this assumption has netted him not only a good deal of his fanbase, but no small amount of money and gifts from admirers.
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