Hi there interested players!
You've mentioned re-imagining a character is acceptable, as long as applicants stay true to the character in question.
How would you feel about a version of a character taken from an Elseworld, for instance, Kirk Langstrom (Man-Bat on Earth Prime) from the Justice League: Gods & Monsters universe?
Of course, in this instance, it wouldn't be that Kirk is from another dimension, but rather in this universe's Gotham, he became a vampiric Kirk Langstrom instead of Man-Bat.
I'm thinking of taking Kirk from shortly after his metamorphosis into a vampiric superhuman; rather than being discovered and taken in by Superman and joining the League, as he was in Gods & Monsters, he would be taken in by the Batfamily and join them.
While that is a cool character, superhero vampire batman just doesn’t feel like it would fit well in this particular RP. We’re trying to keep the superpowers to a minimum so that all the characters feel at roughly the same level. Plus, we may or may not have plans for Dr. Langstrom in the works
As question for potential char application; is Anarky playable char in your game? He is sort anti-hero type personality (and batman is listed as one his enemies) but he also had helped teen titans or other heroes but because of his mindset he just does not get along with them long term. As note I intend play Lonnie Machin as confirmation (as there was more than one Anarky in comics wise).
This character is just a bit too far on the anti-hero scale, and more importantly too much of a loner, for him to really be a viable PC. This is a game focused on the Bat Family and how they deal with loss, so a character who can’t get along with the others in the long term isn’t really a viable character.
It’s awesome that you both are interested though, and we would love to discuss other characters you might be interested in playing! we can continue the discussion here, of course. Or, you could PM any and all of the three GM’s with ideas (Alias, Doomsday, JamesSureWould)