As promised, I'm going to make a summary of those characters posted so far. I know people love their PCs, so I apologize in advance if I misinterpret your writeup. Let me know, and I will correct with all due haste any misstatements. In fact, I suppose people could give me their own character summary, and I'd replace mine with theirs. I think the real function of this is to put them all in one place, so we can look at how they might relate.Kimekomi Ichigo
Concept: Budding Harem Mage
Kimekomi is a sickly young girl with a broad artistic streak. Her mother was able to create realistic, magically animated humans, and Kimekomi is following in her footsteps. Her mother has fortunately left behind two artificial bishounen older brothers; Nisen the homemaker and Sanro the motorcycle-riding English teacher. They can't be distinguished from normal people unless they die.
She has two artificial older brothers, whose true nature is secret. (possible risk of exposure, but it's not easy)
Her brothers are extremely protective of her. (tension between anyone she wants to get close to, and them)
There is some potential sexual tension there. (It's hinted that they could go strange once she becomes sexually active)
She has a strong desire to become a harem mage. (someone could use that desire to manipulate her)
We know nothing about her father. (Does she even know who he is? Family seems to be something of a theme for her)
Mechanical Niche: Charismatic Hero, Social & Artistic Skills, MinionsHikari Koga
Concept: Cosplaying Ex-Gymnast, shading into magical girl
Hikari used to be a champion gymnast, but puberty had some big surprises for her. She's still extremely agile, and her star-power continues to shine through. She's also, unbeknownst to her, part-succubi. It is highly probable that she's going to decide she's a magical girl and try to fight evil once she gains her powers. Hikari is all-around incredibly naive and friendly to a fault. She seems like the type to be nice to everyone, maybe even the big bad wolf...
Hikari used to be on-track for the olympics, but lost that. (This gives a good hook for any potential antagonist trying to tear down her self-esteem)
Her heritage is still unknown to her (There's a whole bag of stuff here. She could go magical girl and try to fight evil. She could find out the truth. She could find out the truth after campaign events cause her to develop a real serious hatred for demonkind, maybe even incubi specifically.)
Her powers won't develop until she breaks some kind of mystic seal, conveniently located in her hymen. (There's all kinds of potential there, too.)
She is very, very naive.
She likes cosplay and pop culture, and could probably be tempted by an Idol, especially one offering her a chance to be in the limelight again.
Mechanical Niche: Charismatic Hero, some gymnastic abilities, darkvision, a couple demonic powers, non-trivial amounts of hand-to-hand combat skill. NOTE TO HIKARI: Take Weapon Finesse: Unarmed! It will fill your days with happiness and to-hit bonuses. Kurokawa Masato
Concept: Angry half-demon enforcer
Masato has anger control problems. This probably comes from the half of his bloodline he received from his father, when he raped Masato's mother. It's also given him great strength, and a completely unreasonable degree of combat prowess for a high school student. He's lately spent some time as a street vigilante, beating up a lot of muggers and really seriously beating up rapists. This has resulted in his timely employment as a yakuza enforcer.
His appearance has been altered by his heritage, giving him nearly red skin, spiky white hair, and a slight case of fangs. (He could potentially be recognized, esp. if he runs out of hair dye.)
He has major, major anger control problems, esp. with rapists. He possibly could be tempted into violence at inappropriate times.
He seems as though he'd do anything for his mother. Someone could use that against him.
His mom has had to work very hard to keep the two of them solvent. Easy money could tempt him.
Also, his grandparents disowned his mom before he was born (over him, in fact.) How would he react if confronted with that?
He knows he's a freak, but doesn't seem to know the particulars of his nature. The circumstances of that discovery could potentially be kind of traumatic.
He has issues with women, lust and rage intermingling inside him. There's some serious danger involved if a girl tried to get too close to him, inside his defenses.
Going along with the above, his mom seems to love him, and hasn't had to confront that part of him. He's hidden his violent side from her pretty successfully. What happens to their little family when she finds out the truth about him? (I'm thinking here a scene where he simultaneously part-loses-control with a girl who has insisted on pursuing him romantically, and his mom walks in while he's got just a bit too rough with her.)
Mechanical Niche: Strong hero. Ass-whuppings.Jessica Kane
Concept: Girl raised to fight monsters (It's Supernatural
in a pleated skirt!)
Jessica is an exchange student from America, trained from a very young age in Catholic doctrine and how to kill monsters. She's been sent to Japan as a sort of vacation - her family has been doing this since the middle ages, and her parents thought the war against evil wouldn't collapse from her taking a little shore leave. Sadly, the high school she's been sent to is probably not ideal for that purpose.
Jessica actually knows what she's facing, and has been trained to face it. She might not react too awful well to Masoto or Hikari (once she pops.)
Her family has been doing this for a long time, but she hasn't. Some of the things her parents or grandparents may have fought could still be out there - and looking for a little revenge now that her parents aren't there to protect her.
She likes weapons, which aren't wildly popular in Japan.
She feels a little off here, since she's so tall and not-japanese. High-school angst could come into play here.
People have mistaken her for being much easier than she is.
Seems to default to violence when groped.
Mechanical Niche: Smart Hero. Great at Research. Reshki: I suspect your skills aren't exactly right, it looks like you don't have near max ranks in any of your primary skills. If you maxed out research, you should be sitting at a total bonus of 16, 18 with studious. I hate to advise this, but...have you considered going fast hero instead? You could get way more combat ability, play up her agility, and if you pick the right occupation, still know a fair bit about the darker things in the world. I feel like you're trying to straddle two different roles, and you're coming up pretty light on the defeating-evil side of things. Just a thought.Nakamura Haruki
Concept: Martial Artist with a romantic streak
Haruki has spent much of his life learning the art of traditional Japanese sword-fighting. He's in college, now, and he's still on the Kendo team. However, he desires on a deep level to use the skills he's learned for more than earning trophies. He wants to fight monsters and rescue distressed damsels like the heroes in a story. But there seems to be a shortage of that kind of opportunity in modern-day Tokyo...or is there?
He has a big family tradition of swordsmanship. Family martial arts secrets?
Ancient feuds between rival schools?
Any other martial art movie trope?
He really wants to fight monsters and rescue the girls. Just give him a shot.
Seems inclined to possess a real weapon, and maybe use it if he sees something scary.
He's also in college. Could cause him some problems, hanging around with all these HS students...
Mechanical Niche: Strong Hero/martial Artist. Great with a katana. Matt Tatami
Concept: Outcast nerd turned to the occult
Matt Tatami fled a life of social mediocrity and computer hacking into his grandfather's library, where he picked up some magic. He finds himself attracted to the darkness and shadows, and he's rapidly learned a great deal about the hidden things of this world. He can also already cast a few spells. After beating to death a monster masquerading as a geography teacher, he's been sent to board at a Japanese high school.
Matt is half-japanese. He's going to be subject to some flak for that.
He believes he's not getting what he deserves out of life. Waving a chance to gain power, prestige, popularity, or a hot girlfriend under his nose is likely to make him bite.
He's too fascinated with the darkness for his own good, he wants more arcane power, and he's willing to do dangerous things to get it.
There are some indications that Mr. Martin isn't as dead as he looked. Matt only beat him through surprise and preparation the first time. He might not be so lucky a second.
Matt does some questionable things (magic, hacking, chemistry) and he has to live in a dorm right now. He's either going to find another living arrangement or get busted for something.
Matt also has some contraband - an extendable metal baton, and probably a fair amount of illicit software on his computer.
He knows a lot, and can find out more. He could play the role of a go-to guy for other PCs - at a price, if they haven't earned his friendship.
Power corrupts. Matt finally has some real power for the first time in his life.
Mechanical Niche: Smart Hero, Mage. Useful skills, a little combat & utility magic, good wealth check.
Stattick: Please don't feel left out, I'm not ignoring you. I thought you might be doing a rewrite, though, so I'm going to wait.