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Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

I was pretty much imagining her as firmly down the asari/twi'lek road of aliens.

I didn't want to get too political with it all really either, since that'll just spark OOC disagreements. I've written up some stuff about the leader of First Strike and the H.F.E that I'll share soon. Any questions are welcome and I'm imaging the president story wise as an effective war time leader. Probably a military vet with an outgoing and welcoming attitude but someone who's still willing to make the hard/harsh decisions when it's crunch time. Basically a pretty universally popular leader. Then again it's a lot easier to be popular when you work with aliens who've cured probably 90%+ of all disease, solved world hunger, advanced our electronic and transport technology millenia, made space travel a possibility so that mankind is no longer tied to earth all in the space of 7 years. All while keeping the massive world war off of US soil. Although as things go on there will probably be more conflict brought to the US since despite First Strike the war is going badly. I should probably add some stuff about the technological advancements in a bit more detail.

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Okay, I made those edits, and I just now remembered I needed to include a thing about her being able to drive/pilot lol.  Damn it, need another edit, but I was able to get the PTSD triggers written up for ya Sun.  Anyway, sorry for the questions and again, thank you for the information.  See ya!

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I am interested!! I think I will work on a profile tonight! :)

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Okay, I made those edits, and I just now remembered I needed to include a thing about her being able to drive/pilot lol.  Damn it, need another edit, but I was able to get the PTSD triggers written up for ya Sun.  Anyway, sorry for the questions and again, thank you for the information.  See ya!

Edits are no issue, nobody is in any rush right now. And honestly the questions are great it's giving me more of an idea of potential things I need to consider/think about. Plus it means you're thinking about/interested in the world, which must be a good thing.

I am interested!! I think I will work on a profile tonight! :)

Awesome, totally open to any kind of questions other than that I look forward to it.



I've added a sample bio of a character from the world just to show people someone they may deal with and who will absolutely influence events in some way as time goes on. His bio is a little bit altered as he's not a squad member, naturally. I'll be following up with the leader of Operation First Strike in general and then the leader of squad Delta-6 fairly soon.
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Offline PrincessAriel

I may wait until tomorrow now. Work ended on a really bad note so I just need to decompress and such.
And if I have any questions I will definitely ask.

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Ok cool, I'll work on his character sheet and go from there :)


Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

I may wait until tomorrow now. Work ended on a really bad note so I just need to decompress and such.
And if I have any questions I will definitely ask.

Sorry about your work, I hope you feel better soon. There's no rush at all so don't feel pressured.

Ok cool, I'll work on his character sheet and go from there :)

Awesome, looking forward to reading it.


Offline PrincessAriel

Im thinking of doing a medic. But if I choose a healing power with them, I dont want the healing to be too cheesy lol. Or too overpowered.

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Normally the way I'd handle a power like that is that it exhausts the person doing said healing, especially if the wound is severe enough.  I actually did a character like that for an X-Men related game that if she tried to heal an injury that was too much for her, she could have died from the strain.  She'd get really bad headaches, nose bleeds, stuff like that first though.  You can do whatever you like, I'm just offering a suggestion if you needed it, and it sounded like you did.  I'm not sure when Sun will come back on either, so meh lol.

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Name/Nicknames: Claire “Claire Bear” Sayers

Squad Designation: Sentinel

Gender: F

Sexuality: Bisexual

 Age: 29

Nationality: Canadian

Physical Description: Claire is Caucasian, blonde woman, who stands approximately 5’3, and is of a muscular build. Her approximate weight would be 125 pounds, though her body is far more dense then the weight would suggest. Her hair is usually kept at shoulder length, though sometimes she lets it grow longer.

Personality:  She can be a bit sarcastic, annoying, and talkative when on a job. She knows when someone needs something from her, and enjoys pushing their buttons, no matter what level of society they might be on. After all, someone in her position has to have fun where they can. She mostly avoided political things, obviously she thinks the invasion of the world is a bad thing. She's avoided people for several years, so aliens living amongst people is as alien to her as regular people are at this point. Everything is a new adjustment too her.

Personal Skills: Claire, being a former park ranger, possesses the skills that one would expect from them. Wilderness survival, basic first aid, and a level of forestry skills. 

Biography/History:Claire grew up in a relatively normal existence in Hamilton, Ontario. A bit short, picked on a bit when she was little (both literally and figuratively) and probably one of the most non athletic people one would meet. Though she did enjoy taking long hikes with her mother and father, often exploring the trails outside the city for hours on end. She loved spending summers at her Grandmothers farm, getting lost in the woods “exploring” and more then once coming back with some manner of cut, bruise, rash, or something or other from her desire to learn about nature.

After graduating from University with a degree in Environmental Sciences, she eventually applied for an internship, and later a job at Beausoleil Island. When the wave hit, she was doing a 3 week feasibility study deep in the woods, where she was changed from a normal human female into something out of muscle and fitness overnight. Initially freaked out, the short wave radio she took with her helped clarify a few things over the coming days. Altering her wardrobe to hide it as best she could, she started taking more and more assignments that kept her away from groups and other people, lest she have to explain her new looks and muscles.

She spent several years avoiding her powers, using them only to help out on her park, in secret of course, and doing her best to pretend nothing had changed. Initially fearful someone would come for her and experiment on her, she kept listening to the radio, and later using the new and improved internet connections available wirelessly to explore other people with powers. Eventually, she gave in to it, deciding it was her responsibility to help out where she could, and joined up.

Powers: Super Strength/Invulnerability. She can lift approximately 75 tons. A medium arms fire would feel like being flicked to her, while combat knives would break on her skin (assuming they were normal.) If she were planted, she would be able to cave in a car were it to hit her, however something larger would knock her aside and possibly injure her depending on size and speed. Super strength enables her to jump for long periods (40 feet approx when standing still, a little over 100 with a running start), though she has no control over direction once mid jump.

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Strength wise I was going for a Colossus level, which seemed to be below something like the Hulk and Superman style. Hopefully everything looks good.
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Blame Canada!  Lol I mean it's nice to meet Claire, love the nickname too, seems kinda cute and fitting for her despite being the female equivalent of Colossus, who I also enjoyed quite a bit the few times I've seen him in the movies.  His appearance in the Deadpool movie was my favorite though lol.  Anyway, I hope Sun approves, but I'm sure he will.  She's the walking talking sexy tank, I'd go for it lol.

Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

Im thinking of doing a medic. But if I choose a healing power with them, I dont want the healing to be too cheesy lol. Or too overpowered.

There's absolutely space for a medic/healer type of character and I doubt it would be too overpowered. After all in order to heal an injury it has to not be immediately fatal and they have to be close-ish and know about it while the squad will often be either split up or in highly chaotic situations.



Name/Nicknames: Claire “Claire Bear” Sayers

Squad Designation: Sentinel

Gender: F

Sexuality: Bisexual

 Age: 29

Nationality: Canadian

Physical Description: Claire is Caucasian, blonde woman, who stands approximately 5’3, and is of a muscular build. Her approximate weight would be 125 pounds, though her body is far more dense then the weight would suggest. Her hair is usually kept at shoulder length, though sometimes she lets it grow longer.

Personality:  She can be a bit sarcastic, annoying, and talkative when on a job. She knows when someone needs something from her, and enjoys pushing their buttons, no matter what level of society they might be on. After all, someone in her position has to have fun where they can.

Personal Skills: Claire, being a former park ranger, possesses the skills that one would expect from them. Wilderness survival, basic first aid, and a level of forestry skills. 

Biography/History:Claire grew up in a relatively normal existence in Hamilton, Ontario. A bit short, picked on a bit when she was little (both literally and figuratively) and probably one of the most non athletic people one would meet. Though she did enjoy taking long hikes with her mother and father, often exploring the trails outside the city for hours on end. She loved spending summers at her Grandmothers farm, getting lost in the woods “exploring” and more then once coming back with some manner of cut, bruise, rash, or something or other from her desire to learn about nature.

After graduating from University with a degree in Environmental Sciences, she eventually applied for an internship, and later a job at Beausoleil Island. When the wave hit, she was doing a 3 week feasibility study deep in the woods, where she was changed from a normal human female into something out of muscle and fitness overnight. Initially freaked out, the short wave radio she took with her helped clarify a few things over the coming days. Altering her wardrobe to hide it as best she could, she started taking more and more assignments that kept her away from groups and other people, lest she have to explain her new looks and muscles.

She spent several years avoiding her powers, using them only to help out on her park, in secret of course, and doing her best to pretend nothing had changed. Initially fearful someone would come for her and experiment on her, she kept listening to the radio, and later using the new and improved internet connections available wirelessly to explore other people with powers. Eventually, she gave in to it, deciding it was her responsibility to help out where she could, and joined up.

Powers: Super Strength/Invulnerability. She can lift approximately 75 tons, her upward levels of invulnerability have not been fully tested. Super strength enables her to jump for long periods, though she has no control over direction once mid jump.

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Strength wise I was going for a Colossus level, which seemed to be below something like the Hulk and Superman style. Hopefully everything looks good.

Strength wise that's probably about right as an upper limit. I think 75 tons is approximately the weight of a tank, although it's unlikely she'll ever be fighting a tank there will probably be a few things that heavy at some point. I like her personality and biography there's just a couple of quick questions I've got.

On her invulnerability is it like she just doesn't get hurt at all up to a certain threshold or she's just more resilient to all injures. And then so I know what level of things being thrown at her would do what, how would she react to these things. Just need to know for later, she doesn't have to have gone through this stuff it's just for us OOC not even so much for power level but more for plot in combat situations.

-Being shot. (Medium cal. rifle)
-Being stabbed. (Military combat knife)
-Being hit by a car. (40-50mph 4 door saloon car)
-Being hit by a train. (80mph definitely severaral hundred tons)

Only other power thing is a rough idea of how far she'd be able to jump IE are we talking 20ft, 60ft, 100ft etc.

And finally what does the character think of both the Alien invasion and the current aliens living among humans situation?

Hopefully not throwing too many questions at you, as soon as that stuff is down she's 100% approved. Thanks! (If you're not sure on numbers just ask. I'd prefer her strong as collosus but a little less invulnerable)



Just to say I added another NPC to the second post. I think I'll get the character sheet thread up later on today.
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Offline BarbaraGordon

Made said adjustments, hope they're ok.

Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

That's good, thank you. Consider her approved.

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She's actually a bit of a redress of a character I had pondered for another game, where she would have been a vat grown straight up murder machine. Ah the roads not taken.

Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

That's cool, there'll still be plenty of opportunities for her to let loose and go off the chain a little bit, although she might end up getting reigned in and told off by someone.

Offline BarbaraGordon

That wasn't really me saying that's what I wanted to do, just an interesting little tidbit. Thougha  story later one where perhaps there's another wave or some such and she goes Hulk out berserk could be fun.

Also not really sure on the "code name." I've been debating back and forth on that one, kind of thinking Nux might be interesting..with a double meaning of course..

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DotHack was the first thing that came to mind for me since I was a fan of .Hack and .Hack G/U, an anime and video game series that had a MMORPG as the setting, where some kind of virus was born that took on a life of its own inside the game space before it escaped, nearly bringing down the net before it was deleted by a group of hackers and gamers both.  The virus had the power to effect the real world, causing those it affected to slip into comas if their game avatars were attacked by an infected monster or one of its own boss level avatars that lurked about the game world.  The second iteration of the virus though was able to not only create its own avatars however, but also infect people, no longer just putting them into comas, but affect their minds as well, making them slightly insane while giving them a serious boost in power while logged into the game.

As a side story though, beyond hunting down Alura anyway, Beatrix could start to lose her shit with all the times she jacks in and out of the network.  It might be fun, balancing crazy with everything else lol.  At the very least it could be effecting her health if she's pulled out by force one too many times.

Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

Nobody has found the alien that caused the wave yet, and nobody knows anything about it other than that it happened. Even the other aliens are clueless but they would be since they're not an organised group they're a ragtag horde of prisoners. There will definitely be things that send peoples abilities way out of balance at various times. The code name isn't hugely important it's more of a fun thing to give a bit of a superhero feel.

Hunting down Alura will be interesting. I can imagine some of the First Strike higher ups being very cold and calculating along the lines of 'It's not worth our time to go on your personal vendeta' leading to some friction if she ever does find her whereabouts.

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Oh also are they doing costumes/outfits or is it going to be more tac gear like a military unit would do?

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Lol I figured that, especially since our boss immediately made me think of a hopefully kinder Amanda Waller.  I love how she was portrayed in the Suicide Squad movie, and while her Arrow version was good, I hated her guts which was probably the point lol.  Still, if your Waller turns out to be just as heartless, I'm sure there will be problems on that aspect alone, let alone if Beatrix finds her prey and isn't able to go after her.

Offline Sun WukongTopic starter

Oh also are they doing costumes/outfits or is it going to be more tac gear like a military unit would do?

Tac gear a hundred percent. Some of it will be specialised for powers and since your character is more resilient than tac gear she'd probably be suggested to wear flak gear which is a bit heavier but it'd stop bombs. Depends on the mission though, IE for your character is she was going in head on it'd be heavy flak armour to deal with explosives if it was confined spaces she'd probably be allowed to just wear a tank top and combats for mobility/speed. But in general I want them to look a lot more like a Navy Seal unit than the Justice League. The key word in whatever they were is practicality. No women here are going into a combat zone in heels without an incredibly solid reason. Likewise no guys are running in shirtless without an equally solid reason.


Lol I figured that, especially since our boss immediately made me think of a hopefully kinder Amanda Waller.  I love how she was portrayed in the Suicide Squad movie, and while her Arrow version was good, I hated her guts which was probably the point lol.  Still, if your Waller turns out to be just as heartless, I'm sure there will be problems on that aspect alone, let alone if Beatrix finds her prey and isn't able to go after her.

She will be calculating and strict. She has a heart and she ruthlessly defends her agents, as well as the rest of humanity. Her harsh, tough approach to things is always with the goal of 'Protect humanity' IE innocent civilians not herself or soldiers above literally anything else. But hey, she hasn't strapped anyone up to a suicide collar.

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Oh good, although there's a first time for everything I'm sure lol.  Jokes aside, I hadn't considered it before, but Beatrix's cybernetics do allow her to smash through walls of concrete and perhaps a thin enough steel wall.  Nothing like Sentinal perhaps, she could walk through a wall lol, but it's something to consider at least if nothing else.

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Yeah I imagine her armour would have to mostly just protect her chest. Although I'm not sure, I guess you may as well put armour over the metal since it's metal it's not really going to get restricted and it'd add a bit of protection. Or perhaps she has a sort of 'plating' she can attach to her arms when expecting heavy combat situations. Being strong and walking through walls is cool, she needs something to let her be helpful in a direct fight.

On the suicide collars slightly seriously I think she probably would do that if she thought it would help. But I'm pretty sure in the real world it'd be a bad idea. And she just doesn't have the need to, all her agents want to stop humanity being destroyed, even if you're selfish you still care about humanity since you're a part of it. She's absolutely done some dark, hidden experimentation on inhumans and captured aliens. Definitely violated the Geneva convention etc. a fair few times and doesn't feel bad about it. She regrets that it had to happen but not that she did it, if that makes sense.

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Name/Nicknames: Celestina  “Celest” Goldis
Squad Designation: Star, because her name reminds people of space.
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Pansexual
Age: 24
Nationality: Romania

Physical Description: Clest has a rather nasty scar under her right earlobe, though not many will see it unless she has her hair up. She received this scar before her powers, thus it would never heal, not from her powers anyway. She received it during a horseback riding incident, having collapsed and hit her head in such a way as would have been fatal, but she’d gotten lucky, so very lucky. She supposed she’d always been rather lucky, rather quick to heal.

Personality: The hardest thing she has had to overcome in a time like this, other than the pain of taking people’s pains and wounds by accident at first, was the challenge of keeping her personality. She has struggled to stay who she is, struggled to stay her warm, kind-hearted self. The war had torn her family apart, it had torn her apart as well, it threatened to turn her cold.. To make her like all those other people who despised the aliens for what they did.. She didn’t hate them, the aliens.. The aliens had simply made a grievous mistake, dropping all their prisoners here, and goodness knows that humans have made their fair share of errors as well. Plenty of them. Celest knows who she is, but the struggle to stay that way press’ ever harder upon her with each passing day.

Personal Skills: Horseback riding, hiking, wood carving, wool spinning.

Biography/History: Celest was born in the small village of Bucovina, tradition was big there and every girl had to learn all the little things that surrounded such a life. But her parents, they wanted a better life for Celest, they wanted her to go to college, wanted her to become something bigger than their small village. So when she was old enough (age 17), she sent her to Bucharest to live with distant relatives, there she learned that the world was so much bigger than she first thought. 1.9 million people lived inside that city as opposed to the small population of her home village, it was so very overwhelming, but before her homesickness could even kick in… Everything went to hell.

A ship apparently appeared over Russia, the tv said so, her new phone had also buzzed with the information; she still had no idea how the damn thing worked. It was utterly terrifying, watching the ship dump all its contents upon the world. The nations all decided to react negatively, to nuke the things from space and it did not go well at all. Sure they had killed a lot of them, but upon doing so, they unleashed hell upon the world. There was fear in the large Romanian city she lived in and all across the world, she didn’t realize that she’d been one of the ones to become changed until days later when she was accosted by several young men, they’d stolen her phone, taken her belongings, all because they thought the world was ending.. All because they wanted a few extra bucks. They left her alone and broken in an alleyway, she thought she was dead but she quickly healed. It was painful as anything else she’d ever faced, worse than the fall she’d taken as a kid, worse than any heartbreak.. Her face reformed, her ribs popped back into place. She was still covered in blood but she was healed. What was she now? Inhuman, people said.

At first, she thought she only had the ability to heal, but as the city fell into chaos, the aliens having quickly found their way to the areas surrounding Russia, people came into injuries quite frequently. One night, she passed by a group of kids, surrounding a friend who had apparently been beaten beyond recognition. Celest doubled over, fell to the ground. The kids watched as their friend’s body un-crumbled, became normal once more. They turned to Celest, all of them, she shied away from them, cringing and crying from the pain. She thought they would turn on her, as so many humans did to their now inhuman family members, as her relatives had recently done that same day. But instead, they helped her up, they helped her to her feet and shoved candies into her hands, their only possessions. She was shocked…

As the years went by, Celest ran under the radar, staying at the homes of victims of the crimes the aliens and the Warband of Drazar had caused. She despised them… How dare they harm innocent people. Secretly and with the help of the small military garrison, she began healing people, it was hard work, painful work, but the people were ever grateful, sure some spat in her face, didn't want them to touch her. But once she started working, they gave in, they began to understand that inhuman's were not what some made them out to be. She was warned that her healing had been noticed by one of the chief's of the Warband, but she stubbornly paid it no mind, that was, until the Chief began taking casualties all on his own. She came to yet another stubborn decision.. She was going to stop him; no one was doing anything, who in the world could? She heard talk of First Strike, a group of people out to help the inhuman, to take them in and house them, train them, but she'd never thought much of them. She'd been too busy helping people. She hoped if the rumor was true, that First Strike would be coming, she just had to keep him busy.

He tore into her, battered her beyond any recognition, but she bounced back, she was determined to keep his attention. But she grew tired, she grew shaky; the pain was getting to her, there was only so much one could bare, even with her healing, the pain was all too real and consuming. It was at her lowest, a her most broken, that First Strike literally dropped from the sky. They saved her life and many others, one person in particular stood out to her, he was the one to fall from the sky. She'd later learn who he was, but in that moment, she merely saw him as an angel. He vaporized the horrid chief, saved the people there as well as her. It gave her a shred of hope.. That maybe.. Maybe she could be like him, or well, not like him, he seemed a bit of an arrogant, showy man. But maybe, if she stuck with them, she could one day do more with her own powers. The people she had helped, they encouraged her to leave with First Strike, as if they knew Celest better than she knew herself.

Powers:
Regenerative Healing - The user can rapidly regenerate. In other words, they recreate lost or damaged tissues, organs and limbs, sometimes slowing, or even stopping, aging. She can save herself from life threatening wounds, but saving others can be dangerous to heal. To heal a dying person, a truly dying person, she cannot do. To attempt such a feat would be suicide.
Wound Transferal - User can shift damage between individuals, regardless of whether it is physical or mental. She will transfer wounds to herself in order to heal a person completely, but in doing so, the wounds will heal slower on herself. Wounds upon herself are easier to heal, quicker to heal, but when taken from others, they heal slower, as if her body knows that they weren’t indeed hers.
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