'Alter Ego Costume'Character sheet
(Mechanics will be built on Google Drive and sent to LSG and posted in the private portions of the site.) Alter Ego:
David TremelSecret Identity:
Heterosexual and dominant. No-No's
Site limits. Participating in male-male. Maiming. Bathroom play. Personality:
Though not so homicidal, Ropes is a little bit like the Joker played by Jackie Chan. He's chosen to be a villain, and he chooses to have fun with it. He pulls crimes as much for fun as for wealth—though he is interested in wealth. Occasionally a need to self justify comes out and he'll give a hero a little push to see if they'll go bad. He's also decided that the biggest perk to being a bad guy is to be able to take any woman he wants.
'Secret IdentitySecret Identity occupation:
Seven years ago, officer David Tremel was a hotshot rookie cop in Paradise City on the fast track to detective. He had college level certification in law enforcement and years of martial arts training and even--to those who really digged--some time in an especially hard hitting branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism. He was a good shot too.
Most of all, he was a good cop. Working some of the harsher beats in Paradise City, he won the respect and admiration of those who knew him--even in poor minority neighborhoods--with respectful manners, a handsome face, and a reputation for always being the last man on the scene to draw his gun.
David's Partner, Toby Li, was also a bit of a legend. Even more so than David, Toby's martial arts skills and ability fight gunmen without drawing his piece were the stuff of legend. Another young officer--Daniel Ramirez, said they should make a movie about the two and call it Extraordinary Abilities.
Only two men on the Force--Toby and Daniel--new David's secret--or why they were just as likely to find his suspects tied up with ropes found on the scene as cuffed. David was a mutant. His family possessed a variety of abilities that were not just extraordinary, but actually superhuman. They weren't always 100% human in appearance, either. For example, not only can David animate ropes with a sort of limited telekinesis, he is in peek physical condition and able to heal at speeds no normal human can match, with two extra limbs growing from his back behind at the bottom of the shoulder blades. They might be described as tentacles. David calls them his tendrils--or just his ropes. They're sensitive, fully prehensile, extremely resilient, able to regenerate fully in a few days, and can go from nodules on his back to a reach of thirty feet.
At the time, a lot of the city's organized crime was handled by the Ruso crime syndicate. Tony Ruso was an 'old school' crime boss. Clearly a criminal, but honorable, and with a sense of order. Early on in David's career Tony's nephew, Lougi Ruso, seized power in the syndicate. Rumor was that Lougi was shot at least three times during the coup, earning him the title, “Bullet Proof Lou.”
Bullet Proof Lou's reign resulted in a brutal upsurge in publicized crime, but the man lived up to his moniker, with the best lawyers money could buy and a knack for intimidating cops and judges alike.
On David's third year on the Force, he and Toby had had enough. They developed vigilante persona and waged a 6 month war against the Ruso crime syndicate. It ended with David suspending Lou—who had indeed proven to have superhuman strength and immunity to all but the most powerful handguns—over a pit of molten metal by a hemp rope and choosing—rather than let the man get off Scott free again—too drop him.
It started with compromises, but in this case the allegory of the slippery slope showed some truth. Life on the streets only improved so much with the Ruso syndicate gone. It would improve a little more once the power vacuum resolved, but that took years and David didn't really see it. Meanwhile a new city government slashed funding to the police. A bunch of older cops were pressure to retire early, and when that didn't cut the budget enough, there were lay offs. The lay offs must have involved corruption, as a number of the city's most honest cops were targeted. Toby wound up moving to upstate new york to take over his sifu's old dojo.
Disillusioned and fed up, David dug up the Ropes costume again. He increasingly felt more alive and accomplished as a vigilante terrorizing the criminals than as a cop arresting them. Somewhere in it all, bits of sexual tension started to grow. At first it was almost heroic, accepting the gratitude of a girl he'd rescued when a gentleman would have refused to take advantage of a so recently traumatized girl. Enjoying it, he started actively seducing girls he'd helped...
And then there were the bad girls. So many of them used their sexuality as a weapon anyway, Ropes started calling them on it, put out or shut up. From there it was just a few more steps down the road to Hell to molest the girls he was questioning...
Or even the ones he defeated.
Not so long ago, a state legislator's son raped David's little sister, Jenifer.
Many men will do horrible things when pushed to their limits. Some men will put that time behind them and go back to a righteous life. Some take satisfaction in being the dark avenger and continue to walk that line for a time, for better or worse. Some just decide they like being bad.