Yes really. I know RIFTS (TM) is a nightmare of a thing. But on the other hand, you can play as dino-riders and stuff. It has so many options. So I'd like to play it. Probably with a side of sexiness. We'd all need to be on the same page (both in regards to a vague power level and to allegiance). So here are various character ideas I have, with a vague idea of what kind of group they'd fit, and likely also with some art to help sell the idea:
1. Neo-Human, a "perfect" creation
-High Power games, good characters that accept non-humans and psychics
-A sensual, hedonistic psychic, but nonetheless very loving and caring, putting others ahead of her own life. Fighting against evil in all its forms, yet easily motivated by promises of wealth (to waste on luxuries)
2. Psi-Stalker, the psychic vampire
With armour like the one on the far right:
(That's a joke, in the Coalition State they're all on the far right!)
-From Low to Medium Power, either a loyal, team-bonding Coalition thing (fighting against supernatural monsters, doing investigations), or as a wild hunter of evil
-There are like five different ways to upgrade Psi-Stalkers, and you can pretty much stack all of them even. At the base, they're pretty plain (and low powered), but they can be boosted up - tribes or being born in Psiscape to improve their base stats; Psycho-Stalker conversion to make them fighting powerhouses, the Psi-Stalker Vampire Virus to boost their power and give more psychic abilities...
-She'd be a hunter of evil creatures, a real team player, protective of allies, and a rough lover. Would work well for a "you're not the baddies" Coalition game, with team-building stuff (and group showers! Can't forget those!), police style missions, scouting adventures and such.
-In a more inclusive "anything goes" thing, she could get really into a supernatural girlfriend, with her energy-feeding being the typical "vampirism as erotica" thing.
3. Cyber-Ninja (what it says on the tin)
-For "not part of a main legal entity" games where we're all "not affiliated with the main government of (place)" or are mercenaries for hire or are actually all criminals or part of a clan. Medium power, decent versatility
-Clearly good for sexy near-naked adventures
4. A robot with a transferred intelligence
Normal giant-mecha shape, but with the mind and voice of...
-For reasonably high-powered games, the kind where we get money and down-time. After all, robots don't heal, they need to actually get repaired. And buy ammunition all the time.
-A scientist by nature, but a little twisted. Has many sciency skills, but also has a bunch of autocannons and a deadly neurotoxin.
-I don't foresee sexy fun with this one, being a giant mecha thing with the personality of GladOS.
So, if we play fast and loose with the rules a bit, are there things there that sound good? Where other players would like to be part of a team with one of these? Where a GM would enjoy taking them on?