Started by Secretwriter, November 28, 2010, 08:28:14 PM
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Quote from: Adonis on November 29, 2010, 04:29:30 AM*smells lots and lots of sausages...*
Quote from: Lady Lunarius on November 29, 2010, 08:35:03 AM~Looks at bewbs~Is it bad that I want to take Howling's character into an empty classroom....>.>
QuoteCharacter:Code-Name: MetallicaReal Name: Megan ShieldsEthnicity: CaucasianSex: femaleAge: 18 yearsRelationship Status: singleTeam Affiliation: XavierPosition at the School: Senior YearAppearance: Hair: long and redEyes: hazelSkin: paleWeight: 110lbsHeight: 5’ 8”Other: slender with small breasts, Date Of Birth: May 12th 1994Place Of Birth: Chicago, IllinoisCitizenship: AmericanInformation:Personality: She has a typical temper associated with her hair colour. Not keen on making new friends she is usually a tad on the rude side when she first meets any one. She’s smart but has to work hard to get good grades as her attention span wavers a lot and she prefers to slack off usually. Is better with more practical exercises, excels in self defence though she looks wimpy compared to everyone else. Is also very good in her lab associated classes. Background:Born on the south side of Chicago to two mutant doctors, Megan was doted on from an early age. Her father Daniel Shields watched eagerly for the day when his only child would reveal her abilities. He had the ability as his name suggested to protect his body, to shield it by any means necessary. He could cause a force field to expound from his very core in times of crisis. When humans were about this shield took on the guise of whatever was nearby. A matching wall, another car, a tree. Her mother, Penn Metling had the ability to turn her fingers into any metal weapons or tools. Very useful in surgery. Megan was aware from a young age that her parents were different and loved how they never tried to influence her decision on anything. Always trying to get her to see things for herself and to get the full story before forming an opinion on anything or anyone. When she turned ten years of age both parents began to worry about her growth. She was very tall even then but never seemed to put on any weight. They ran procedural checks on her but she was healthy and so they merely watched as she grew up. By her thirteenth birthday she was taller than most girls her own age and much thinner than them as well. On holding a few balloons she felt herself get light headed only to hear some of her friends screaming and pointing at her. She had risen a few inches from the ground. Her parents managed to convince the adolescents in attendance that there had been too much helium in the balloons and stayed by their daughters side for the rest of the day, effectively holding her down. That night as they sat at the dinner table she reached for her fork, as soon as it touched her hand it melded with it. She began to scream not knowing what was going on. Her parents were out of their chairs like lightening watching bewildered but delighted as their daughters entire body began to encase itself in metal. Bit by bit the iron seemed to click into place until she was covered completely. There was no way she’d be floating off now. She was enrolled into Xavier’s academy and slowly came to terms with her abilities, though it is taking her longer to bend them to her will. She was given the nickname of Metallica almost instantly. Mother:Name: Penn Metling (Slizer)Race: mutant Father: Name: Daniel Shields (Shield)Race: mutantOther Relatives: nonePowers:Major: Metal shield that encompasses her entire body Minor: Pulse – can raise or slow her pulse – has been used to get her out of classes a few timesMinor: translucent - Xavier has informed her that this might eventually lead to perhaps invisibility but for now her pale skin becomes ghostly white usually when negative emotions (not anger) are displayed.Power Limitations:Major: Has not learned yet how to control this properly. Everything metal she touches has the ability it seems to cause her change. She is trying to learn how to prevent this and to change at her own will. So far unsuccessful and must use plastic knives and forks during meal times. (cost of wooden chairs add up)Minor: First seen as a side-effect from her transformation from metal, her pulse slowed down considerably. Now she finds she can raise it by will a few notches or lower it herself when the mood takes her. (The school doctor no longer rushes to the class room when she attempts this.)Minor: Her skin was always pale and almost appears to have a metallic sheen for hours after a transformation but after she broke up with her first boyfriend at the age of fifteen, she became so visibly pale everyone thought they were looking at a ghost. Has never happened for prolonged periods.Hobbies and Interests: Loves tinkering with car and motorbike engines.
Quote from: Cold Heritage on November 28, 2010, 11:10:05 PMWhat is the expectation regarding power limitations for an original character? It seems fairly obvious that, say, Colossus doesn't have access to his superhuman strength or durability unless he's transformed, and when he is transformed he suffers more or less due to being made of organic steel, but others such as Wolverine seem to have no particular limitations at all.
Quote from: Hellion000 on November 29, 2010, 11:00:27 AMCold,Actually, if you look beyond basic powers Wolverine is one of the most limited characters in the comic.For starters, he has absolutely no ranged attacks or defensive powers. Healing, while awesome, is NOT a defensive power, it is a support power. Also, he's got the most psychological disadvantages to the entire roster of X-Men with the POSSIBLE exception of Penance from Generation X. He's also got the most enemies- all of whom are roughly as powerful as he is, and the largest roster of gov't groups who would LOVE to 'study' him. All in all, while he's almost impossible to beat in a fight, he's nearly useless outside of conflict and he draws more attention from enemy groups than anyone else. And, really... the fact that he's almost impossible to beat in a fight stems as much from experience as it does Adamantium skeletons and healing factor.Secret,I think that tying character weaknesses directly into powers is a very bad way to go. You're leaving out an entire wide range of disabilities that are available to the players to balance their characters. You'd be better off insisting that for every power a character takes they also take two distinct and limiting power weaknesses, character flaws, or social flaws.For example:Gregor 'Lash' Monroe.Gregor is a blatant mutant who finds it almost impossible to hide his powers and 'deformities'. Instead of two normal arms, the tall young black man has several sets of tentacle like pseudopod that sprout from nests at his shoulders. While this does make him an amazing table tennis player, it makes things hard for him at the grocery store. Added to the complication brought about by his 'arms' is the fact that his appendages act like jellyfish tentacles, and can release mildly powerful electrical bursts along with a debilitating toxin. Lash is well known on the west coast, and any attempts to return there with or without an X team will likely result in complication from the gang of modestly powered youthful supervillans he used to associate with. Lastly, Lash has a temper problem that comes from his appearance. Only seventeen years old, the X-Men protoge' is violent and angry when confronted with his 'deformities'.orEdgar Santiago.Edgar wears gloves wherever he goes not as a status symbol or character quirk, but because his hands constantly secrete a complex blend of toxins that combine the best of narcoleptic and paralytic compounds. In addition to being a holy terror in hand to hand combat, Edgar has learned to fling his secretions up to twenty feet with considerable accuracy. Due to the nature of his power he's unable to touch anyone living creature with his bare hands, unless he's willing to babysit them while the toxins work their courses- roughly a 24 hour timeframe in most people. The toxins render the target comatose and also completely disable higher nerve function, leaving the target asleep and only able to breathe. While this is impressive against unarmed foes, he's completely useless against anyone who employs armor or a shield, as the compounds must contact skin or be ingested to work.Both those characters (which I've played in Marvel Saga in the past) seem to have no 'power weaknesses' beyond basic combat considerations, but the difficulties and problems that stem from their powers are extremely potent, and result in deep characters who are interesting to roleplay and explore.
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