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Offline Premier

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2017, 12:44:12 PM »
Also, Premier! The tvtropes timeline has Overwatch disbanding at about 2071, while this game takes place at 2076. Not sure how that factors into Firebug's brief stay with Overwatch but I thought I'd make a note of it.

It'd be fine she joined when she was 18, had nearly a year and was on the very tail end of the drama that led up to their disbanding and has been out for five now. All lines up!

Offline Major Major

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2017, 06:55:20 PM »
Codename: N/A
Real Name: Albert Thompson
Age: 28
Nationality: New Zealand
Occupation: Police Officer, rank of Sergeant
Base: Wellington, New Zealand
Affiliation: New Zealand Police, temporarily assigned on to Interpol
Relations: Parents back home in NZ
Description: Slightly over average height for a caucasian male, extremely fit for his age, close cropped dark blonde hair and green/hazel eyes. Wears special police-issue 'display visor' and a stab-resistant vest. Armed with an electrically charged stun baton, and often carries a specialised shotgun for riot control.
Biography: From a very young age, Albert Thompson was enthralled by the mystique of Overwatch; New Zealand was not on the front lines of the First Omnic Crisis, despite the attacks in Australia, so most of his knowledge of that war was the glamourised tales of Overwatch's heroism, protecting the innocent from harm, both during and after the Crisis; he was understandably star-struck by it all, and from a young age was determined to join their illustrious ranks. He maintained a rigorous physical and mental regime all through his teenage years, and after leaving secondary school, joined the New Zealand Police to act as a jumping off point. Then came the downfall of Overwatch, the revelation of its' dirty secrets and the Petras Act. In but a few short days, Albert's dreams were turned to dust. But he did not let that dishearten him too much; he merely refocused his energies into policing, soon reaching the rank of Sergeant. And then on top of all that, the word came down that someone had sent the Overwatch Recall order, in violation of the Petras Act. Now, young Albert is assigned as a member of an international police taskforce, codenamed "Operation COUNTER-STRIKE", tasked with bringing the rogue agents into custody. The irony is not lost on him at all.

Off duty, Albert is known for being quite jovial and flippant, with a fondness for pub quizzes, and local craft brews. Surprisingly, is also multi-lingual (fluent in Danish, among others) and has a Philosophy degree from the University of Copenhagen.

Strengths:
Weaknesses: He is a normal, non-enhanced human.
Ons/Offs: Same as player



Here's what I got so far.

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Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »
Salutations. Just spotted this thread today, and would like to put my hat in, if there's still room and enough interest.

My idea is a androgynous tech-head omnic who uses gimmicky weapons and ammo.

Can do grapples like Widow. Has a 'sticky' bullet that adheres to anything that touches it before decaying (like Junkrat's trap, but can stick to walls like Zarya's ult)over 5 seconds; they can shoot several, but their decay starts from the moment they hit, whether it's a person or object. Has an EMP tag that they can hit people with and then set off any time within the next 3 seconds to disable certain types of abilities (a la Sombra's hacking). And they have a self-repair ability in which they fold up and looks enough like a trash can that it's easy to miss that they aren't one.

They mostly do their own thing doing what they think Overwatch agents would do, if there had been an Overwatch left to do it.



Mercy also managed to somehow bring Reaper back to life but as a sentient cloud?

My personal head-cannon is that the explosion at the HQ was caused by devices a mole put in place and that Reyes' condition is partly a result of that interacting with the super-serum effects from when he was in the military with Morrison.

...

As for Junkrat and Roadhog being not included in the rest of the story, if you check out the images that were released on the AMomentInCrime site before it got hacked by Sombra, you can see that they've been to Dorado, Japan, and France, and we know they've been to London, too. Plus, the Dorado map still has the results of their theft all over, so it's likely that was their most recent hit in the official timeline.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2017, 08:06:09 PM »
There's also the idea that whatever 'treasure' Junkrat found, it might have something to do with the overreaching plot. I recall reading somewhere that it has something to do with the Australian Omnium (which was destroyed and caused the wasteland of the Australian outback) and also makes Junkrat a wanted man by the likes of Talon and whoever is behind the international conspiracy that appears at the center of Sombra's web...

And worse yet, that conspiracy is symbolized by an eye- like the Iris.

Offline eternaldarkness

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2017, 09:16:56 PM »
Got room for one more? I have an idea for a mad Architech that Vishkar desperately wants to get their hands on for...reasons.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2017, 09:32:28 PM »
Plenty of room left. As of this moment, I do not yet feel confident to start a game up with the roster we have.

I also totally do not mind people auditioning for canons. It's a lot less work for me and heck, maybe I can have some fun too and not feel like I'm just talking to myself in scenes involving those very fun characters.

Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2017, 09:33:38 PM »
Plenty of room left. As of this moment, I do not yet feel confident to start a game up with the roster we have.

I also totally do not mind people auditioning for canons. It's a lot less work for me and heck, maybe I can have some fun too and not feel like I'm just talking to myself in scenes involving those very fun characters.

I might audition for Zenyatta for my second character then. Would be fun to talk to Genji's younger brother as Genji's Sensei.

Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2017, 09:39:26 PM »
Codename: Kage
Real Name: Shimada Ichiro
Age: 18
Nationality: Japanese
Occupation: Shimada Clan Head
Base: Shimada Castle - Hanamura, Japan
Affiliation: Shimada Clan
Relations:
Genji - As he was kept away from the family and hidden, Ichiro doesn't know his brother, but he does know of him. He has sympathy for everything that has happened, and after rebuilding the Shimada, has opted not to chase down his brother despite him dismantling the Clan in the first place.
Hanzo - Again, as he had no interaction with his eldest sibling, Ichiro doesn't know more than dossiers and videos let him know. Family is important though, so like Genji, he has given his brother a pass and made sure the Shimada Clan leaves him alone. Even during his visits to the castle to honor their father every year.

Sojiro - Ichiro loved his father more than anyone can ever know. And despite the harsh training, he respected him fully and would've died for the old man if he'd asked. He mourned when he died, and took over the Shimada Clan according to his last wish.

Description: Ichiro stands at 6'2, and is very muscular, making him very tall and buff for a ninja; but he makes it work. When not in his armor, he tends to stand out as well as above the crowd, which is ironic considering his appearance and choice of dress. His natural snow white hair falls around his face into a messy pattern that he can't do anything to fix; that just seems to be the way it is.

He's also very handsome, but most people can't tell since he almost never removes the mask covering the lower half of his face. He has a scar over his right eye from his ascension duel with his father, and he wears it with pride. He dresses like a traditional shinobi and usually has on a mesh top underneath a sleeveless jacket, as well as matching pants and tabi. His eyes glow a vivid shade of red. Ichirio's spirit dragon tattoo is located on the entirety of his back, like a Yakuza piece.

Biography: Ichiro was the third son born to Sojiro Shimada, the Head of the infamous Shimada Clan. He was born in secret and hidden away as by that point Genji and Hanzo were already becoming issues for their father. He was just an infant when Hanzo was ordered to kill Genji, and for a long time, he had no idea he even had brothers.

Much less that one had been ordered to kill the other as he wasn't a right "fit" for their criminal family. Sojiro's reasoning for this was he knew in his heart that his youngest son, would be the once to truly succeed him. Genji was dead, and Hanzo eventually came to resent the Clan after he was forced to put him down. It would all fall on Ichiro's shoulders. So from as soon as he was able, he was trained. Day and night, night and day. Rigorous and downright abusive methods were used to train Ichiro to the pinnacle of his abilities as a Shimada Clan Shinobi, and one day, it's Head. Like his brothers, he was a prodigy and excelled in all areas of study. Swordplay, archery, Ninja Arts and more. When he was sixteen, he was told his training would be complete if he could do one thing. Beat his father in a duel, using his own Spirit Dragon.

The duel was long and fierce. Father and son fought for over an hour until Ichiro saw his opening and took it. He summoned his dragon, a massive, fiery red beast. He defeated his father and was told he would become head of the Shimada clan upon his death. Unfortunately, his death came far faster than anyone thought, and before he knew it, his father was dead. Several months after his fathers' death, and his own grieving period was over, Ichiro decided it was time to bring the Shimada back to the top of the Underworld.

His brother Genji had torn the Shimada to pieces while he was hidden away, but nothing that was unfixable. To jumpstart things, Ichiro personally went on several missions after setting up new contacts and business partners the world over. It didn't take long for people to see once again that the Shimada were a force in the world. One to be respected at the very least. So far, Ichiro hasn't shown much interest beyond bringing the Shimada Clan back into a golden age, and maybe one day meeting his brothers. But aside from that, there's not much on his plate.

Strengths: Ichiro is insanely fast due to his training, and like his brothers, he can cling to and scale walls with ease. He can deflect any projectile if his timing is right. His sword deals a lot of damage.
Weaknesses: His ranged attacks are lacking as he only uses shuriken and kunai. He's designed for hitting, not getting hit. He doesn't have any AoE attacks.
Ons/Offs:
On - Foreplay, Rough Sex, Dirty Talk, Dominance, Submissive Partner, Switch Partner, Oral, Anal, Vanilla, Public Sex, Risky Sex
Off - Vore, Gore, Watersports, Scat, Etc...

Offline eternaldarkness

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2017, 09:55:16 PM »
Actually, i changed my mind - i'm noticing a distinct lack of gun-toting badasses, so i believe i'm going to go for a super soldier in the same vein as Soldier 76 or McCree.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2017, 10:31:13 AM »
Juggtacular: Minor note, but the Shimada 'incident' apparently occurred 10 years prior, and occurred immediately after their father died. It was apparently a plot by the elders of the clan and not necessarily their father himself.

I gotta ask about Ichiro's abilities, though... He's very... genji-ish. :P It's not too important, since this is freeform, but I think you've got a lot of room to play around with, considering he's a ninja yakuza. Shinobi 'magic' like decoys of hard light or fire/water/earth powers. I'm more of a fan of subterfuge stuff that would be more useful in an RP than in the game, personally. So I guess I'm just saying feel free to get a little creative.

eternaldarkness: I was just thinking that we don't have too many 'normies', although Albert and Ichiro are pretty normal.

Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2017, 10:34:16 AM »
Hmmmmmmmmm. I do like the more "Ninpo" element. Let me look over some things. (Also Genji is cool as fuck)

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2017, 11:21:10 AM »
I mean, I always wanted people to be able to play canons if they wanted to. If you want to play Genji, just play Genji. That's my take on it. :P

I hadn't put much thought into where the Super Shimada Bros would fit in with what I have been brainstorming up. It seems like Genji is totally down to rejoin Overwatch, especially now that he isn't as conflicted and spiteful about his past and his cyborg body. 'Dragons' seems to imply that Genji is gearing up for whatever global conflict is brewing and wants Hanzo on his side for it. Hanzo seems amenable, but isn't quite there yet...


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Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2017, 11:59:43 AM »
Yeah, Genji is totally down to fight for the force of good and after his spiritual journey and acceptance of what happened and who and what he is, now, he wants his brother to benefit from the same acceptance of what happened between them. Hanzo, meanwhile, is still punishing himself for his brother's 'murder' and is likely going to take some time to process that not only did he not actually kill him, but that Genji is doing well and has forgiven him for his part in what he has become.

If you'd like help with some of the canon characters, I'm always up to play one or more on the side, just so you wouldn't be running an entire stable of the canon crew and can have someone else to bounce off of when it involves mostly them.

Offline Angie

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2017, 12:02:23 PM »
Don't tempt me witg canon possibilities. I'd play D.Va happily. Or even Ana.

"Winston, i appreciate your concern, but I'm perfectly capable of holding this rifle."

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Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2017, 12:05:45 PM »
Don't tempt me witg canon possibilities. I'd play D.Va happily. Or even Ana.

"Winston, i appreciate your concern, but I'm perfectly capable of holding this rifle."
Winston: "Oh, uh, I didn't mean to imply that you couldn't. You're obviously in excellent condition for a woman of... your... Oh, I just remembered I have an experiment I need to get back to." *escapes the room before Ana tranqs him*

Offline Angie

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2017, 12:39:24 PM »
Winston: "Oh, uh, I didn't mean to imply that you couldn't. You're obviously in excellent condition for a woman of... your... Oh, I just remembered I have an experiment I need to get back to." *escapes the room before Ana tranqs him*

She doesn't even need to say anything, as soon as he hits "woman of...your..." she just gives him that look that all old ladies are capable of. You know the one. It's the "I'm about to be very disappointed in you. Please stop." look.

An alternative would be to give her the occasional Drill Sergeant Nasty moment. "Dr. Ziegler, if you don't stop following me around waiting for my hip to break, I will shove my boot so far up your ass you'll be coughing up leather for a week! Do I make myself clear?" Angela: "Sir yes sir!" Ana: "Damn straight!"
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 01:30:05 PM by Angie »

Online Sessha

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2017, 01:26:38 PM »
 Lol there Angie. Anyway I'm thinking of changing my concept. The more and more I think about it that concept is really rooted in Symmatra and what she does. Creating constructs using light and other such stuff. I think I might create someone who focuses on lasers or something.

Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2017, 02:02:27 PM »
Hmmm. I might then, if it's okay, do Genji now and then bring Ichiro out later on, once things are already in motion. That way it'd be a big shocker to the groups already going back and forth that such an influential family, one that Genji himself personally broke down piece by piece, is suddenly back up and running as smoothly as ever.

Online Sessha

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2017, 02:21:19 PM »
I also totally do not mind people auditioning for canons. It's a lot less work for me and heck, maybe I can have some fun too and not feel like I'm just talking to myself in scenes involving those very fun characters.

 I know I should have said something sooner but honestly I'm not exactly in favor of this idea. To me it feels kind of like going against the spirit of this game which was to create brand new characters for this game. Just my two cents. I'm not dropping out or anything just expressing my opinion.

 Also sorry for the double post sort of.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2017, 03:04:29 PM »
Well, the original cast is already really good. They cover a lot of angles, creatively, and still have a lot of room to have creative license with. For the most part, we're only given hints of their lives and personality. I think it allows a lot of creative room to work with.

At the same time, I realize people have a lot of ideas of their own. I want both to interact harmoniously- the 'old' and the 'new', the canon and the OC. I honestly don't want one or the other to overshadow... but as a GM, my inclination would be to let 'NPCs' take backstage to the players.

As for players playing canons, I imagined it would something secondary, and they would play them as if they were NPCs... That is, relatively sparingly compared to an OC. I mean, a certain plot or scene doesn't need to have 12+ players in it, no?

Online Sessha

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2017, 05:06:07 PM »
 I know what you meant by it. I was just wanting to really do something original with my character. Like I said I'm thinking of maybe something to do with lasers and such.

Offline Prosak

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2017, 05:12:55 PM »
I might be interested in someone who is more of a Scientist and Engineer. Some one whom, rather then fighting Repairs your stuff, is in the back ground and helps set things up.

Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2017, 06:02:28 PM »
I might be interested in someone who is more of a Scientist and Engineer. Some one whom, rather then fighting Repairs your stuff, is in the back ground and helps set things up.

Like Torbjorn's mostly pacifistic brother.

Offline Prosak

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2017, 06:54:54 PM »
Lol, not exactly. Torbjorn is an engineer sure but My character is a scientist and engineer. My character would literally be one of the guys that sticks around at base, sometimes going on the field to work on things pertinent to the mission. Think of him like that guy who set's up this new device that can help with the mission, or whom can disarm a nuke, or focuses on repairing something alongside Torbjorn. Whilst hiding behind cover of coarse :P .


Offline Juggtacular

Re: Gauging Interest: The Return of Overwatch
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2017, 07:01:02 PM »
Ahhhhhh. Okaay, in the vein of the game, more like a Winston-type character who doesn't really fight. Primarily making things and figuring things out, cool.