As stated in my thread, I would be interested in starting out a group roleplay involving a new generation of new heroes that defend Gotham City (or any other city in he DC comics lore, for that matter). I would be interested in having the characters be as realistic as possible, even if they are alien or animal-like, and maybe give them a darker feel, like in Teen Titans. What I liked about these shows is that they were not afraid going dark sometimes when the story needed it and I find flawed, dark heroes and villains more interesting than Gary Sues or Mary Sues. While the Roleplay can certainly involve canon characters, I want this to mostly focus on the OC characters the users create. I will set up an example of a character sheet below so you can see what sort of characters I'm going for:
Name: Tatyanna Katiuska/Taty
Alias: Madame Butterfly
Birthday: September 16, 1994
Alliances: Chinese Triad in Starling City, Young Justice
Appearance: Tatyanna has light brown locks with caramel highlights, fair skin, big blue-grey eyes and is of average height. She has an exceptional body for her age that she achieved with ruthless training and the hardest of mentors.
Height: 5"5 (1.65)
Weight: 118 lb
Personality: Tatyanna is usually able to keep calm and collected, due to her training with the Chinese Triad. Despite this, she's still a bit impatient and takes a long time to cool down after she gets angry. Since she was rescued, she seems happier and much less aggressive than before though she still shows signs of post traumatic stress, like not wanting to be touched, scratching herself and small episodes of depression, rage and manic attacks. Her rage is usually directed at China White, whom she blames greatly for not letting her have her revenge against the people. Despite being good, the word revenge is embedded in her brain and she is willing to go to many extremes to get her goals done. Despite her thirst for revenge, her moral qualms are also very strong and often stop her from making stupid and reckless decisions when she's angry. If put in a confined space or under something, she'll begin to scream, since she witnessed her parents' murder from underneath a bed. She's sarcastic and has a somewhat dark sense of humor. Despite her moral compass being damaged and her alignment, Tatyanna genuinely has a good heart and wishes to stop working with the Triad. She's also very empathetic.
Nationality or Race (if Alien): F, Human
Strenghts: Her empathy is her biggest weapon against the influences and the responsibilities the Chinese Triad sets upon her. Tatyanna, despite her embedded sense of revenge, does have a moral compass that often points north and she may not always follow it but it had kept her from making the most despicable of acts and turning her into a monster.
Weaknesses: Due to the post traumatic stress, she often has panic attacks and episodes of depression she can't get herself out of. Tatyanna's ideas of revenge are often what fuels her to keep on living and she's always dreaming of the day that she catches the men that killed her parents and sold her, ultimately turning her into something she had never imagined. She's very sentimental, which often makes her feelings get in the way she thinks or the way she makes decisions.
Likes: Dancing, butterflies, reminiscing about her parents, yoga, boxing and other martial arts
Dislikes: China White, the Chinese Triad in general, traffickers, stripping, disrespectful men
Abilities in combat: Having being trained by the Chinese Triad, Tatyanna knows her way around martial arts. The ones she's better at are karate and muay thai. Due to her illegal job as an underground fighter, she is very skilled at boxing as well. She may not be too strong but she's certainly very agile and graceful due to her dance background. Despite always carrying a gun on the holster in her leg, Tatyanna prefers making use of two small daggers only when the need arises. She was trained with several other weapons but prefers using the daggers as a last resource.
Talent/hobbies/skills: Tatyanna used to be a dedicated and passionate ballet dancer and all-around dancer back when her parents were alive. She stills enjoy dancing on the little free time she has while working with the Triad and is often seen around the Gotham University campus in the dance workshops. In recent years, she found that she had a hidden talent for pole dancing. She's very good with her martial arts skills and is training to get better with her hacking skills.
Occupation: Stripper at Starling City's most exclusive and expensive lounge and underground fighter.
Friends: Her job doesn't exactly leave much time for friends but the Chinese Triad members, especially China White, are the closest thing she has to getting friends. The only other person she gets along with is one of the strippers at the club called Maisy.
Enemies: The people that killed her parents and sold her into slavery.
Actress/Actor best suited for my character: Lyndsy Fonseca
Biography: Born in Moscow to two very important political figures, Sergei Katiuska and Ekaterina Volkova, Taty lived a privileged life when her parents were alive and was born heiress to her parents' fortune. Growing up in the Russian countryside in a lovely manor, Tatyanna was used to living a very comfortable life. Her father, trying to teach her survival skills, took her to the woods every 2 months and taught her something new to survive on her own, trying to teach her that she wouldn't always live such a privileged life as time went by and that he'd take away some of her privileges as time went on so she could be more humble.
When she was 12 years, her home was invaded by a squad of hired assasins that were sent by one of her dad's many political enemies that sought not only his title but her family's money as well. Despite the man never showing his face during the home invasion, she heard a conversation going on between the assassins that led to Alexander Brushkov, the man that had always opposed her father. After her father told her to hide underneath a bed, she witnessed her father getting shot and accidentally made a small sound. The assassin, noticing her, decided not to kill her and instead, sold her to a trafficking ring leader named Viktor Dushkov, who raped her and pimped her out when she was 13. For three years, she became a prostitute and lived three years of her life on a heavy dependency of drugs and alcohol to mend her pain. Viktor liked to especially torture her and put her in a dog cage when she misbehaved, which lead to her acquiring a fear of small, enclosed spaces.
During a raid conducted at the brothel she used to be in, China White, disguised as an investigator, recognized Tatyanna from the news despite how much she'd changed and took her in for "questioning". Rather than taking her into the police, the woman offered the young Katiuska heiress a new life and a new way of living, as well as promising her revenge when the time was right. Tatyanna, not knowing what it would involve, took the deal and became China White's apprentice. Once she was fully clean, Tatyanna and China White traveled to Starling City, where China pulled some strings to get her a job as a stripper and told her about the underground fighting ring to practice her skills.
Under the codename Madame Butterfly, Tatyanna works with China White and often aids her when she's needed by the Chinese Triad in the artifact and money recovery department as well as some other less pleasant work like torture and even murder sometimes. After despicable acts on her part, Tatyana escaped the triad and fled to Mount Justice for protection.
Extra facts: Has a butterfly tattoo on the back of her neck.