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:
So if that awesome cover reels you in, here is the factual information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4296026/?ref_=nv_sr_4https://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:
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.