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Hello, all! I was going to wait a little longer for some of the other superhero group stuff to die down a bit but I don't think that's going to happen, so here goes! If you're here looking for fairy tale characters who become superheroes and supervillains, you're in the right place! Here is the movie the idea is based on:

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So if that awesome cover reels you in, here is the factual information:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4296026/?ref_=nv_sr_4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers_Grimm

But for a more detailed description from someone who's seen in a few times, the gist is this:
The various fairy tale princesses they chose to use have been leading a war against Rumplestiltskin and his dark forces. Those evil masses have used Snow White's Magic Mirror to transport themselves to a world without magic where their victory will come without a long struggle against powerful good witches and warriors.

The twist is, instead of some or all of the characters we know and love being their usual timid or at least non-aggressive selves, they're all given a serious upgrade to empower them in some way, and this will be a reality in which most of them are already battle-hardened by struggles over their various kingdoms and homelands so they're not afraid of these abilities they have developed. Basically, the kid gloves fell off a long time ago, and anyone (like Elsa from Frozen, for example) who might have once feared their own power, are over it and have embraced and mastered these gifts.

Their abilities also tend to reflect what happens in their stories, or their names and things like that. Let me give you some examples from the movie so you have a better idea of what we're looking for here (and of course some variation is permitted for those who don't like to feel confined, such as if you wish to play one of the characters mentioned below):
-Snow White, as her name implies, has similar ice-generating abilities as the X-Men character Iceman
-Cinderella has apparently inherited some of her fairy godmother's talents of transfiguration/transmogrification
-Sleeping Beauty can generate magical clouds of sleeping dust to knock out targets

So just imagine a team of fairy tale-inspired warriors, wielding never-before-utilized abilities and skills, and chasing an alliance of monstrous or generally evil foes into a world like our own, that is completely unprepared for them. So there's room for both fairy tale characters and real-world ones to play a role in the story. This is somewhat reminiscent of ABC's Once Upon a Time, except that more people will have magic or other abilities, and nobody's lost their memory traveling to another world.


Sound fun? I hope so! I thought this might have actually made a better TV show (miniseries, maybe 8-12 episodes or so) since they could have added more characters. Anyway, if anyone is interested and/or wants to claim a character, please feel free to do so, and ask any questions you may have as well. I'll be happy to allow doubling up on characters provided we don't have a ton of people interested, but I can't see the future so we'll have to see what ends up happening. I would encourage, though, that if you want to play a character from the normal world, you would also play one of the characters from the magical realm as well. Aside from people in the real world, I would like to discourage any 'original characters' coming from the fairy tale dimension if possible, so please either base your character off a mythological figure. All of the real-world characters can be original, though!

I think if this happened in the late 1980's or 1990's, that might make it more interesting than today where crime-solving and tracking and communications technology are way more advanced, which would keep the actual players more active so they wouldn't be able to rely on technology as much as we do today. But I am open to discussion and suggestions from players for the exact era the other-realm folks are jumping into. Also, where in the world this takes place is open to discussion as well. The States, Europe, some made-up place on any of the major continents, as long as we agree that everyone is capable of understanding everything everyone else says with no conflict. Unless the plot demands for it, I suppose.

We can transition to OOC discussion once a profile has been submitted, and find all that in our OOC Thread:

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=239351.msg11799587#new

So have at it! Let us know if you're interested, have questions or suggestions, and if you want to submit a character sheet, I'll put a format for one below in spoilers, and you can either post it here or PM it to me, I don't care which:


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Character Name: Include nickname if applicable; for example, 'Ella' as short for Cinderella if the player prefers it. Also there's no need for secret identities or 'other personas' like in Once Upon a Time since this is more of an urban guerilla warfare type situation that doesn't require hiding in plain sight or losing one's memory and having fake ones implanted.


Age
: I think we're looking for 20's to early 30's I should expect, for most protagonists; villains, given their usually being older, are more flexible (but nobody says you have to LOOK your age!)


Role: This one is multifaceted so be sure to address everything below.
*Are you hero, villain, or possibly more neutral, or perhaps undecided and are working both sides without having pledged complete loyalty? Not everyone who is good or evil in the fairy tales has to stay that way, so feel free to be creative unless your goodness/evil is integral to the story as it is.
*Are you a soldier, royalty, miscellaneous commoner, notorious mage, any combination of the aforementioned, or are you one of the people from the 'real' world caught up in this madness? Male, female, other, non-human, partially human? Give as all the details, please! If your character is from the real world, what was their most recent occupation, and if they're something else now, what is it? Also, what makes them worthy of serving the dark ones if they sided with them, or what makes them good enough to fight the good fight if they're in the resistance?

Appearance: Since I know there's tons of it out there, pictures or artwork preferred, but feel free to add descriptions for clarity and such. If the pictures are really big, either use that size alteration code (I forget how it works myself) or just put it in spoiler tags so we can open and close it at our leisure. Please label if it's NSFW. Also include multiple images if your preferred face/body model doesn't match one that has the costume you wish them to be wearing. Also if your character has multiple forms they can take, like a werewolf transformation or something, try to include all relevant appearances. If you can't make extra-large images smaller, just wrap them in spoiler tags.

Ability(ies): Describe them however you want and we'll decide if they're too overpowered or how to make them as game-friendly as possible (the more detail, the better; like if it has pictures to go with it). Include non-magical skills (lockpicking, disguise, etc.) and any specific weapons that are their specialty (remember, for the other-realm folks, nothing too contemporary; anything more advanced than a simple crossbow is probably too far beyond their realm's time, meaning learning how to use a gun effectively in the new world will probably be very problematic, so that would be best left to real-worlders, as well as computer savvy and driving expertise). Also be sure to include any weaknesses they might have in trade-off for their abilities, like being weaker during day or night, or whatever the case may be. Real-worlders who have made a deal with the evil side may become empowered, so if you develop an extraordinary ability, please make it reasonable to fit the story (and also your weakness will be that if you double-cross your master, you'll be paying for it dearly!)

History and Backstory: Feel free to embellish as much as you like since this is massively AU (but try to be somewhat reasonable about keeping some of the original lore in there when possible), and leave room to fit in the recent conflict (say, for the past 5 years or so of major strife between good and evil) into their most current past unless you prefer to have it be a part of their life from even before then (like if you want to have lost your parents as a child and grown up with a rage boner against the bad guys even before they started their attempt at conquest). Real-worlders have a few more options, and can be caught up in the invasion of the evil overlords into their city/state/country and be either traitors and join the bastards or spend their time in the underground resistance fighting openly or covertly, or they can be newcomers into the place with no idea what's going on and stumbling into it with no set decision how to react. I'd say the bad guys have gotten at least a few months' head start against the good guys so from day one, the real-worlders will have that long to experience the various choices this situation would put in front of them.

Sexual Stuff: This includes whether or not you even want their to be relations between your character and others, what are complete no-no's for you, stuff you really, really WANT to have happen if we can make it so, your preferred orientation and what else you might be open to, and anything else you might believe is relevant. Like a wish list for a specific combination of characters to make a yummy threesome or something.

Story-Related Suggestions: If you would like to pre-establish a close history between your character and a villain or other hero, or to form an instant connection to one of the real-worlders once your character arrives there, this is where you would openly suggest it. Then if someone chooses to play one or more of said characters you can know ahead of time if someone is open to that and then discuss it in the relevant OOC thread or over PM, whichever you prefer. Or if you want to have something like, your character has amnesia as a result of their trip to the real world going bad, or if they're pregnant or something, or they have a grave wound and need help right away before they lose a limb or bleed to death, or whatever else you think might add some drama.
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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 07:37:52 PM »
This sounds interesting. I'd be up for playing Ursula or the Queen of Hearts if that's possible and maybe a Princess too if that's an option.


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Age: Old as dirt? :P / Appears 25

Role: Ursula is a villainous Sea Witch though it may seem to some that she is more neutral and it is certainly possible that it could be the case... She most definitely will use her powers for either side--provided that it ultimately serves her own purpose and desires of course. Then again, no matter how it may seem for a time, deals with her tend to all turn out one way.
She is a sea creature but her own abilities have circumvented the need to remain in water and give her a fully human appearance (Vanessa)...mostly.

Appearance: On land as Vanessa, Ursula is a far less physically imposing creature. She stands 5'9" with long legs and a curvy figure.

Ability(ies): Describe them however you want and we'll decide if they're too overpowered or how to make them as game-friendly as possible (the more detail, the better; like if it has pictures to go with it). Include non-magical skills (lockpicking, disguise, etc.) and any specific weapons that are their specialty (remember, for the other-realm folks, nothing too contemporary; anything more advanced than a simple crossbow is probably too far beyond their realm's time, meaning learning how to use a gun effectively in the new world will probably be very problematic, so that would be best left to real-worlders, as well as computer savvy and driving expertise). Also be sure to include any weaknesses they might have in trade-off for their abilities, like being weaker during day or night, or whatever the case may be. Real-worlders who have made a deal with the evil side may become empowered, so if you develop an extraordinary ability, please make it reasonable to fit the story (and also your weakness will be that if you double-cross your master, you'll be paying for it dearly!)

History and Backstory: Feel free to embellish as much as you like since this is massively AU (but try to be somewhat reasonable about keeping some of the original lore in there when possible), and leave room to fit in the recent conflict (say, for the past 5 years or so of major strife between good and evil) into their most current past unless you prefer to have it be a part of their life from even before then (like if you want to have lost your parents as a child and grown up with a rage boner against the bad guys even before they started their attempt at conquest). Real-worlders have a few more options, and can be caught up in the invasion of the evil overlords into their city/state/country and be either traitors and join the bastards or spend their time in the underground resistance fighting openly or covertly, or they can be newcomers into the place with no idea what's going on and stumbling into it with no set decision how to react. I'd say the bad guys have gotten at least a few months' head start against the good guys so from day one, the real-worlders will have that long to experience the various choices this situation would put in front of them.

Sexual Stuff: This includes whether or not you even want their to be relations between your character and others, what are complete no-no's for you, stuff you really, really WANT to have happen if we can make it so, your preferred orientation and what else you might be open to, and anything else you might believe is relevant. Like a wish list for a specific combination of characters to make a yummy threesome or something.

Story-Related Suggestions: If you would like to pre-establish a close history between your character and a villain or other hero, or to form an instant connection to one of the real-worlders once your character arrives there, this is where you would openly suggest it. Then if someone chooses to play one or more of said characters you can know ahead of time if someone is open to that and then discuss it in the relevant OOC thread or over PM, whichever you prefer. Or if you want to have something like, your character has amnesia as a result of their trip to the real world going bad, or if they're pregnant or something, or they have a grave wound and need help right away before they lose a limb or bleed to death, or whatever else you think might add some drama.
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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 08:25:33 PM »
This sounds interesting. I'd be up for playing Ursula or the Queen of Hearts if that's possible and maybe a Princess too if that's an option.

Ursula and a princess would be very welcome, though I would say it's a bit dicey to include Alice in Wonderland lore, since that has so many characters and possibilities in and of itself, it could be its own roleplay of this style without dipping into any other books or tales. I probably ought to have mentioned that before, and I think it's also a tad more contemporary than some other stuff (though I could be wrong).

But there's very little else I wouldn't consider fair game so don't be afraid to suggest other things too. I should also say, we can allow for things like Hercules and other demigods if you wish, but to avoid becoming ridiculously overpowered, shall we assume that the actual gods, whether Greek, Egyptian, Norse, etc., are too far above the mortal realms to be concerned with anything their offspring or other mortals are up to?

What we do need for sure to join for us to get started is Snow White and Rumplestiltskin, or any other appropriate villain leader to look to exploit the Magic Mirror. If nobody wants Rumple, I've got a great backstory cooked up for him and his abilities that make him suited for being top dog.
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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 08:05:41 PM »
Well, if she's still welcome I'd like to throw in Elsa again.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 10:34:46 PM »
Well, if she's still welcome I'd like to throw in Elsa again.

Well, if you still have that profile to submit, you're the first one to choose her, so lay claim to it. Actually I think if you dig up the previous interest check thread, it's still in there. Or the OOC thread of the game that never got started last time. Of course you can submit a brand new one if you like, or tweak the old one if you want to make any changes. Totally up to you. Also, good to have you back, I'm glad at least one returning interested party is still around.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 04:47:14 AM »
Interested, just asking if characters can be from slightly more obscure fairy tales or folk tales/songs?

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 07:54:57 AM »
Interested, just asking if characters can be from slightly more obscure fairy tales or folk tales/songs?

Pretty sure there's a good chance, just point us to where we can find more info on them so they're not completely out of left field, but who exactly did you have in mind? Now you got me all curious.  ;D

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 09:14:20 AM »
I'll keep an eye on this.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 03:12:23 PM »
I'll keep an eye on this.

Gah, our first dude (besides me)! Praise be! So few seem interested, it's really a shame. Seems like this would be really appealing to everybody. Last time it was mostly females who were interested. Hopefully that was just a fluke and we get a good balance this time.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 06:17:23 AM »
This looks really interesting! I've been quite fond of Cinderella lately, ever since the recent movie with Lily James, so I'd like to give her a shot, I think.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2015, 08:26:28 AM »
This looks really interesting! I've been quite fond of Cinderella lately, ever since the recent movie with Lily James, so I'd like to give her a shot, I think.

Sure thing, nobody else has claimed her yet. You can either use the ability the movie gave her or make one up that fits with her character/story so she can be a formidable member of the heroes' army, and feel free to tweak her backstory to suit the way you would prefer her personality and everything to turn out.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 05:58:59 AM »
Sure thing, nobody else has claimed her yet. You can either use the ability the movie gave her or make one up that fits with her character/story so she can be a formidable member of the heroes' army, and feel free to tweak her backstory to suit the way you would prefer her personality and everything to turn out.

Well, I like your idea that she has inherited some of her Fairy Godmother's abilities, to transform objects and animals temporarily. That has some very obvious battlefield applications, for equipping people with the tools they need to win a fight. Of course she'll have a soft spot for abused children and people in toxic relationships. (Because most fairy tales are about either child abuse or treason.)

As to her backstory... unless someone actually wants to play her husband, I might say that she got married, became Queen, but then her husband was killed by the Villains. That gives her motivation to fight against them (as well as actually protecting people), and also conveniently leaves her available for romantic and sexual endeavours. :)

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2015, 07:26:38 AM »
Well, I like your idea that she has inherited some of her Fairy Godmother's abilities, to transform objects and animals temporarily. That has some very obvious battlefield applications, for equipping people with the tools they need to win a fight. Of course she'll have a soft spot for abused children and people in toxic relationships. (Because most fairy tales are about either child abuse or treason.)

As to her backstory... unless someone actually wants to play her husband, I might say that she got married, became Queen, but then her husband was killed by the Villains. That gives her motivation to fight against them (as well as actually protecting people), and also conveniently leaves her available for romantic and sexual endeavours. :)

Well since there's a bunch of "Prince Charming" characters with no real names and very little details other than that they end up with the various princess characters, I don't think any of them will actually be played unless someone really wants to. But I meant, if you wanted her to have some kind of revenge on her wicked stepfamily for being so cruel to her, or something like that, tying up loose ends, or possibly with one or more of them becoming villains and joining Rumplestiltskin's army so Cinderella has even more motivation to fight even if her husband isn't dead (or if she just never married him after all, or if it didn't work out and they split). There's lots of possibilities, and you can make her darker or lighter depending on the type of personality you prefer. Just because someone is on the side of good, doesn't mean they have to be squeaky clean, you know?  >:)

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2015, 04:46:46 AM »
Pretty sure there's a good chance, just point us to where we can find more info on them so they're not completely out of left field, but who exactly did you have in mind? Now you got me all curious.  ;D

I rather like the lady/raven in the song Crazy man Michael, though he does kill her. But such is the way in folk tales/ songs. Well until disney gets hold of them.

The whole shapeshifting and curse very interesting.

I will however avoid those Inuit tales with grandmothers marrying their granddaughters.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2015, 05:41:53 AM »
Put me down as more or less interested in this too.

I'm juggling two ideas-- between King Triton and the Big Bad Wolf, but I havent decided yet. Both have potential to be really interesting, so, I'll have to see!

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2015, 07:02:59 AM »
I rather like the lady/raven in the song Crazy man Michael, though he does kill her. But such is the way in folk tales/ songs. Well until disney gets hold of them.

The whole shapeshifting and curse very interesting.

I will however avoid those Inuit tales with grandmothers marrying their granddaughters.

So I take it we can look it up on Wikipedia? As long as players have some reference to the lore so they can be somewhat familiarized with it, that's fine. And remember, this is YOUR take on the character, so you can tweak the backstory to your liking, so if something somewhat objectionable happens to the character, you can change them (unless it's their defining thing...it's harder to judge with lesser-known characters) to better fit the character for this story.

*Edit* Actually, I tried to find it on Wiki and couldn't. Could you link us to some background on this old tale?

Put me down as more or less interested in this too.

I'm juggling two ideas-- between King Triton and the Big Bad Wolf, but I havent decided yet. Both have potential to be really interesting, so, I'll have to see!

Well Triton seemed to have no trouble giving and taking legs with mermaids so he won't have any problem staying on dry land, I assume, since most of the story will not be taking place in or very frequently near large bodies of water. That trident is pretty powerful, though, so perhaps him not being directly in the water can limit how destructive it is so as to make him slightly less god-like? Since he's basically Poseidon, without actually being called that.

The Big Bad Wolf is great, definitely a badass villain character with connections to many different others, like the 3 Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, the boy who cried wolf, etc.
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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2015, 11:43:06 PM »
Hope this helps, it is a very haunting song.




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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 08:24:03 AM »
I found it a tad hard to hear the lyrics clearly over the music so here's a transcript from google:

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Within the fire and out upon the sea
Crazy Man Michael was walking
He met with a raven with eyes black as coals
And shortly they were a-talking

Your future, your future, I would tell to you
Your future, you often have asked me
Your true love will die by your own right hand
And Crazy Man Michael will cursed be

Michael he ranted and Michael he raved
And beat at the four winds with his fists, oh
He laughed and he cried, he shouted and he swore
For his mad mind had trapped him with a kiss, oh

You speak with an evil, you speak with a hate
You speak for the devil that haunts me
For is she not the fairest in all the broad land?
Your sorcerer's words are to taunt me

He took out his dagger of fire and of steel
And struck down the raven through the heart, oh
The bird fluttered long and the sky it did spin
And the cold earth did wonder and start, oh

Oh, where is the raven that I struck down dead
That here did lie on the ground, oh?
I see but my true love with a wound so red
Where her lover's heart it did pound, oh

Crazy Man Michael, he wanders and walks
And talks to the night and the day, oh
But his eyes they are sane and his speech it is clear
And he longs to be far away, oh

Michael, he whistles the simplest of tunes
And asks of the wild woods their pardon
For his true love is flown into every flower grown
And he must be keeper of the garden


Pretty tragic, but so many potential abilities you could derive from the story, to turn them upon others instead of himself. Creating illusions, perhaps, or limited precognition, or conjuring a raven for a familiar or even becoming a hybrid beast with one.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 10:29:36 AM »
I was thinking about  playing the raven herself I have a few idea's on that. I very rarely play men, I mostly feel I can do them justice.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2015, 11:38:27 AM »
I was thinking about  playing the raven herself I have a few idea's on that. I very rarely play men, I mostly feel I can do them justice.

Well it's hard to imagine an animal playing a big role, I was thinking most everyone would be human or humanoid versions of each thing, in some cases being able to shift between forms in either werewolf style (bodily enhancement for combat) or being able to actually become an animal of the correct size and whatnot (for camouflage/espionage work). If anything like that is what you had in mind, perfect, otherwise I think it would be difficult to have meaningful interactions with most of the characters if your character was stuck in the body of a raven.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2015, 12:22:02 PM »
Well she is a woman/sorceress that can shape shift and has some precog, perhaps to do with things like death.

I am not sure whether you are familiar with the World of darkness corax? ie like werewolves but ravens?

There is also all the Morrigan  type legends, the women on the battlefields that had the ravens in tow to pluck the eyes of the dead and other such delightful things. Yum. nice and salty.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2015, 01:00:37 PM »
Well she is a woman/sorceress that can shape shift and has some precog, perhaps to do with things like death.

I am not sure whether you are familiar with the World of darkness corax? ie like werewolves but ravens?

There is also all the Morrigan  type legends, the women on the battlefields that had the ravens in tow to pluck the eyes of the dead and other such delightful things. Yum. nice and salty.

Well it's not difficult to simply take an animal and put 'were' in front of it to imagine a humanoid transformation, so no worries. That word does sound familiar, though, even if I'm not familiar with World of Darkness at all.

Would this be a villain character, then, given the dark nature? Seems more appropriate, but I don't want to assume if that's not what you were going for.

Also, our former Snow White is interested in returning, so that role is claimed if anyone was hoping to snag that one. If nobody wants Rumplestiltskin or the evil lead character, I'll put up my profile for it soon.

So, anyone interested should start submitting profiles now that we have at least half a dozen people interested. Also you may feel free to double up and either play multiple good/evil character or one of each.

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2015, 01:39:33 PM »
I would say, like death she is more sort of neutral.

Love and death are usually rather messy, and in her view nothing is cut and dry. She just says it as she see's it. Though sometimes take a little pleasure in being deliberately cryptic. :)

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2015, 03:05:09 PM »
I would say, like death she is more sort of neutral.

Love and death are usually rather messy, and in her view nothing is cut and dry. She just says it as she see's it. Though sometimes take a little pleasure in being deliberately cryptic. :)

Neutral may work, though they would have to antagonize somebody to be involved in the conflict in some way, otherwise there's little point in them traveling to the real world, so hopefully they'll lean a little further one way than another. Or maybe if they just want to act as an observer and not actually participate, merely being a witness or recording it. But getting one's hands dirty is where the fun is at, so they'll likely join one side or the other eventually if not from the beginning.

It's time for anyone who wants to commit to submit a profile, either in this thread or via PM, so I'll get the ball rolling. Here's my take on Rumplestiltskin for this story:


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Character Name: Rumplestiltskin, answers to 'Skinner' for one of his signature methods of killing victims, only calls himself by his true name when introducing himself.


Age
: 287


Role: Archvillain, leader of combined evil forces, expert mage with minor melee skill

Appearance: Casper Van Dien, as in the Avengers Grimm film:

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Ability(ies): As a former Djinn, Rumplestiltskin can scratch the surface of his former limitless power without the restriction of having to use it only in service to those possessing the magic lamp and making wishes. However, to gain access to any of this power, he is forced to rely upon making a deal with one or more interested parties. Once empowered by the deal, his magic reserves replenish and he can make just about any request happen, though that does take away from his magic stores, so numerous deals must be made, and which require only simple solutions, in order for him to reach full power. But he possesses just about every type of magic in the book: Transformation, conjuration, and the like. But only until he runs out of power and must seek out new fountains of temptation.

But his greatest strength is also his greatest weakness: If Rumplestiltskin should ever fail to uphold his own end of a deal, his life is forfeit. So at times, he can be as desperate as someone who approaches him looking for a magical favor.

History and Backstory: In the desert lands, the Djinn were a magical race that were long ago subjugated and sealed into enchanted objects, emerging only at the behest of mortals and forced to grant them their heart's desire. Not all Djinn were content to observe the world from this vantage point, and one in particular despised this very idea with every fiber of his being. It was for this reason that he would grant wishes in the worst, most warped ways imaginable, twisting every word to the limits of their definitions to make anyone who wanted a wish granted...well, to wish they were never born. And he was very good at it. Masters of his perished so often, the lamp in which he resided was passed around quite frequently, and he always ensured that no stories of his previous masters' dismal fates ever got out. But oh, to find a master that would be so frightened of him that he could persuade them to release him from his captivity once and for all. But not until after they'd made a wish, so they would not be afraid to start the game, and thus be too late to stop themselves from playing the game.

Finally one such unlucky soul bartered for mercy with Rumplestiltskin and was allowed to walk away unscathed by the effects of their first two disastrous wishes, and Rumplestiltskin watched his former prison crumble into rusted ash in his hands. He was now free.

But freedom had its drawbacks. His immortality was no longer guaranteed. He could no longer control the forces of nature to anywhere near the degree he once could. His ability to grant wishes was still somewhat intact, but it now involved an exchange instead of a one-way street. He could of course still twist and pervert any request that came through, but given that he was now reliant on people to make deals with him in order to keep enough magic up his sleeve to preserve his immortality and ability to wield power, it was unwise to jeopardize the opportunity for repeat business.

It was then that the concept of 'loyalty' first became introduced to him. Those that could be counted on to repeatedly swear allegiance to him, in exchange for almost nothing, were like a never-ending wellspring of magic. It was almost like being a master to another Djinn, and he very much liked this role-reversal. So much so that his greed soared. And so began a campaign of conquest and subjugation. Those that would not bow down unto him, or serve at his beck and call, were to be annihilated. But he had not counted on one thing: He was not the only force to be reckoned with. His hubris brought about a long and bloody war the likes of which had never been seen, nor would ever likely be matched in any future epoch. His failure to triumph immediately, or as easily as he was used to, was the catalyst to his final solution: Escape this wretched world of opposition and heroes, and conquer a magic-free world that would never survive an onslaught from he and his wicked minions.

Sexual Stuff: Rumplestiltskin very much enjoys being in the seat of power, so submissive partners only for this. Also anyone not minding being controlled like a puppet for short periods would be appreciated.

Story-Related Suggestions: It has been suggested that there be some sexual tension, or possibly even romance between the dark and light leaders (Rumplestiltskin and Snow White) so if that is something the involved players would like to see, I'm up for it.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2015, 03:37:04 PM by Mathim »

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Re: Interest Check: Fairy Tale Superheroes (Avengers Grimm) Take II
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2015, 08:08:17 PM »
Hello everyone, I am proud to say as Mathim's Co GM and Snow White, that our game is off Hiatus and we are now once again actively recruiting. Reserve your favorite fairy tale folk while you still can ;)

Come and join me, Heroes, as we battle Rumpelstiltskin in the mortal world and fight to preserve everything good! I await you in my manor deep within the woods, if your heart is pure, you will find me easily.

Then again, perhaps... are you to be my enemy? Will you join the forces of darkness and aid Rumpelstiltskin in his deranged desire for world domination?

What say you? Are you with me?... or with HIM
?

~Snow White