Ya Shih, that's a killer character you got. Where'd you find the first image? It looks familiar...
* * *Player: Question Mark
Name: Raine Annabelle Iabara
Appearance:Ignore the hair in this pic.
First off, Raine is a tomboy. Whenever she dresses, or messes with her hair (on the rare occasions she even touches her hair), it's done with tomboy in mind. She cars little about what she wears, as long as its comfy and utilitarian. She always looks like she just rolled out of bed, for better or worse.
Raine is 5'3" and 146 pounds. Her skin is light mulatto, and her features Hispanic. Her hair is short, roughly one and a half inches and usually appears as linked, although it is dyed like this picture. Raine has a slightly overweight body, but the additional fat fills out her pre-existing curves rather than forming new ones. She usually wears jeans, t-shirts, vests, and hiking boots. Her favorite colors for her clothing are "earthy" and "dirty". She'd never be caught dead with make-up on.
Bio: Her childhood is irrelevant. Raine went to college for mechanical engineering, graduating in the top third of her class before returning to her hometown of Goffston. Two years later, she lives in a small but nice apartment and works as a general mechanic at a local refit shop. She likes her home and she loves her job. Aside from not being in a relationship since college, there's really not much else to say about her life.
Ability: Cloning. She does not know yet.
Personality: If Raine were asked, she'd call herself a "nice punk". She flagrantly and constantly spits in the face of social, political, cultural norms... But she does so in a tangent, non-offensive fashion. Not in any rude way like the people who wear "FUCK YOU!" shirts, but in a simple - almost innocent - way that always provokes a second, curious look. Raine is very proud of her simple nature: she wakes up, goes to work, goes home, enjoys herself, and goes to bed. No obsessing over her appearance, no frivolous money-absorbing activities, no participation in the endless game of monitoring what you say and what you do in public. Socially, Raine comes across as extroverted and amiable, constantly chatting with customers and coworkers. Despite her bubbly nature (which her last girlfriend had insisted was her most attractive attribute), she has no friends outside of her work, but she doesn't care. That's the other thing about Raine. Life's taught her to roll with the punches. Things tend to roll right off her back, for better or worse.
But, uh, be careful if you mention her intimate relationships. Although most things don't faze her, Raine's biggest weakness is never being able to let go of her past partners.
- Has serious asthma. Always carries an inhaler on her. Although attacks are relatively rare, they're killer (literally) when they do occur.
- Hates religion. Don't bring it up or you'll be stuck in a one-sided rant on the evils of organized worship for the next hour.
- Very liberal in her political outlooks. If asked, though, she'll shrug and say she doesn't care as long as her taxes don't get too high.
- Loves the cold. Every other window in her apartment has an air conditioner, and they run year round. Rooms without windows get fans in the doorway to circulate the cool air. During the winter, she leaves windows in her often-occupied rooms open. Predictably, she hates heat.
- More to come as I flesh this character out.
* * *Player: Question Mark
Name: Dr. Adrian Gregory Delmas
Appearance: In recent years, Dr. Delmas has let himself go. Although he used to practice a strict diet and exercise regimen, lately a combination of age and stress has given him a small but noticeable pudge. His hair is receding and completely white.
Bio: Dr. Delmas was once one of the founding leaders of M.A.G.E., co-directing in its first three years of existence. Once magical energy had finally been isolated and identified, thus allowing research and development of it, Adrian willingly resigned from his position. Instead, he chose to create and lead the Division for Psychological and Emotional Research, Paranormal (PERP), which focused on the mental effects of being exposed to and using paranormal energies (read: magic). Many of the original failed experiments were "trial runs" of unusual psychologies (i.e. depression, sociopathy, etc.) in order to nail down criteria for future experiments. Because of this, most of the Alphas were the successful results of PERP testing. However, the PERP division was mothballed for a variety of reasons once the Beta group was created, and Adrian chose to be reassigned as the Director of the newly formed Hunter Corps. However, he continues independent research in the PERP files, observing and analyzing the interacting dynamics of Hunters and their targets.
Education: Earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at Princeton University, doing various individual studies and research in order to graduate a year early. Adrian specialized in the human mind, specifically psychological illnesses. His research helped develop non-medicinal treatments for anxiety, and he is credited with discovering the elusive chemical triggers of panic attacks. Adrian was also one of the first researchers to stumble onto the "hidden potential" that would eventually be known as magic.
Aside from his doctorate in psychology, Dr. Delmas has also conducted years of personal research and self-education, exploring numerous other topics: religion, history, medicine, and parapsychology (which led to his personal discovery of magic) being a few.
Personality: Although Adrian has always been a quiet person, decades of research have shaped his reserved attitude into a very analytical, results oriented mind set. He has become an expert at emotional detachment, almost to the point of total social isolation. He thrives in organized, neat settings. He is very dedicated and persistent, and has recently been obsessing over the inner security of the experiments and M.A.G.E. in general; some would say to the point of paranoia. Dr. Delmas' one "soft spot" would be for parapsychology, the only thing besides the Hunter Corps he expresses true interest in anymore.
- Has a fondness for classical music; can't work without it.
- Many of his colleagues are convinced that he's a sociopath.
- He has a (strictly unofficial) say in many top-level M.A.G.E. matters.
- More to come as I flesh this character out.
* * *Player
: Question MarkName
: A-91, Samantha Rory Jamison (Alpha Series, Exp. 91)Age
: I apologize for the pixelation. >.< She is average height, average weight. Physically toned, because she's a hunter.Bio
: Sam is an Alpha, and so was one of the first successful batches of experiments to be produced by M.A.G.E.. Before her indoctrination in the program, she was a mentally disturbed teenage high school dropout, living untreated in a juvenile detention facility. Suffering from a dangerous mix of Bipolar-I and paranoid-type schizophrenia, Sam was either ousted or arrested every time a foster home or homeless shelter tried to take her in. She was eventually labeled as untreatable. Suffering from constant delusional hallucinations as well as the aggressive mood swings of bipolar disorder, and with no relatives or friends to speak of, Sam was simply locked away in juvie, her ailments ignored, left unmedicated and untreated. You think you know horror? Try going through the four years of pure hell she suffered at the correctional facility.
During the pre-Alpha recruitment, Division heads scouted for outstanding and unusual people in order to figure out what conditions - physical or mental - could obstruct or enhance magical ability. People with rare blood types, genetic disorders, mental illness, or incurable diseases were prime choices. Sam's highly disturbed mind proved to be a perfect testing candidate for Dr. Delmas' psychological research, and she was quickly "recruited". Amazingly enough, magic suppressed her mood swings and hallucinations, virtually curing her incurable mental disorders. Immensely grateful for being freed from her demons, Sam was amongst the first experiments to volunteer for the Hunter Corps. Since then, she has been training and learning, willingly pledging her life to M.A.G.E.. Her devotion is fanatical.Abilities
: Sam is the center of a Dead Zone. Magic can not act or be used within 3.051 (~10 feet) meters of any living part of her body. This means products of magic will cease to exist if they come within 10 feet of her, and people who can normally use magic will find their abilities gone as long as any living part of their body is in her Dead Zone. She cannot extend, contract, or affect the Dead Zone in any way. It's as much a part of her as her skin and bones. It has been theorized that the Dead Zone "nullified" her mental illnesses, although this is far from proven. Also, her Dead Zone has proven extremely useful for her job as a hunter. If she can get within ten feet of her target, they become virtually defenseless. However, if a magic user remains in the Dead Zone for any period of time longer than a few hours, they'll become hosts to minute, flesh-eating parasites. The nature and cause of the parasites is unknown, and Dr. Delmas himself banned further testing or research.Personality
: Sam is a very serious person. Seriously. She has experienced some of the darkest and most traumatic events imaginable, all products of her own mind. Nothing fazes her, nothing humors her. Someone's action is either threatening, helpful, or irrelevant. Her moral code is based entirely off M.A.G.E.: if you're a friend of them, you're good. If not... You're evil. I wasn't kidding when I said she was fanatically devoted. Because of this, Sam is one of the few, questionably lucky, people who can view the world as black and white, with no gray area to speak of.
Although unlocking her magical potential somehow banished her delusions and mental disorders, it also flat-lined her personality. Sanity granted at the cost of her vitality. However (and there's always a however...), Sam has recently begun showing bursts of erratic behavior. It would seem that her magical cure-all is beginning to finally wear off, and it's currently impossible to tell what effect that will have on her mind.Extra Notes
- More to follow as I flesh this character out.Color