When Tofu just isn't quite enough...This is perhaps more of a development of an earlier idea, with more detail and character background. As always, such things are open for discussion and improvement.
Our heroine is a reporter for a well know left of centre newspaper, a firey feminist and a strong social campaigner with little time for any sort of love life, perhaps a few dalliances with the sort of sensitive intelligent men, blessed with a social conscience, that she encounters during her work.
It is a world with superheroes, but only a few, and they don’t tend to spend much time in the tough inner city neighbourhoods that our heroine does. They don’t see the crime, the exploitation, the grim realities of urban life...no..they’re too busy saving the world.
Incensed by the exploitation of the poor by the criminal organisations, the corrupt politicians, the uncaring corporations, our heroine has decided upon a vigilante path. She’s comes from a wealthy family, although she’d never admit it, and has resources, the dedication, and the burning motivation to bring some justice to these neighbourhoods.
Of course she needs a disguise. She’s well known, often on those serious TV news shows banging the table about the conditions of the inner city neighbourhoods...so a different image...one so far from her serious plain journalist with a social conscience look that no one would ever suspect.
And thus a new vigilante superheroine is born. Curves normally hidden are emphasised in skintight bodysuit, a flowing wig covering her close cropped hair and untouched lips are painted dark and seductive red. Her educated upper class accent, repressed for so many years is now employed to good effect. A look designed distract and stun, to take advantage of your average thug’s inability to think with anything but his crotch, a subtle blow for feminism she tells herself.
Of course it’s no easy task, being a vigilante in these neighbourhoods. Her foes are dangerous and deadly and the men at the top well protected, but...it’s also thrilling.... the rush of taking on men twice her size and emerging victorious.
Soon, our heroine is subtley addicted to not just the excitement however. Her alluring image is one she makes good use of, but it adds another level of excitement to her nocturnal activities. The excitement of manipulating men, of playing a teasing game of brinksmanship with them, the rough and raw nature of their desires, the thrill of what could happen, what might happen, what she might let happen...its intoxicating. Suddenly Jeremy , with his sensitive nature, his love of tofu and his concern for the environment just isn’t thrilling her any more. She needs to wear the costume, to feel the adrenaline rush....to push the boundaries that little bit further...
Who knows what might happen...?Mind Games
A new villain in town, and this one has a devious knack for mental games. A trap set, a minor crime more than it seems, and our heroine wakes dazed..unsure what happened. Unbeknown to her , she's been dosed with a drug that hampers her skills, perhaps her confidence and courage. Nights on patrol become nightmares, as each fight seems to go horribly wrong, and her abilities seem to have failed her. How will she deal with this..who can she turn to...and can she really trust anyone to help.When plans go bad...
A masked vigelante, wanting to interrogate some Mob lieutenants, masquerades as a high class call girl to lure one to a hotel room, her plan is to gas him, slip into her costume and then interrogate him. The plan goes a bit awry however, with the Mob man drugging her drink to make this 'working girl' more compliant. Disorientated and submissive from the effects of the drug she ends up having to provide all the services he desires. Once he leaves, confused and dazed she pulls on her costume, planning to go after him. The drugs are still affecting her though..and woozy and tired she passes out on the bed, to be found by some hotel security guards....with all sorts of possible consequences.Puppetmasters
Just another night on patrol, and then what looks like a simple mugging to deal with...turns into something much worse.
Some government organisation have decided they need a deniable asset, and a dark and dangerous vigilante who has been tearing up the rule book on fighting crime seems like a good choice. A trap is laid, a heroine captured, and in some hidden safe house, mask and costume laid on the table before her, our heroine is offered a harsh choice. Work for them, or have all her secrets laid bare.
Of course, these people aren’t James Bond and Emma Peel. The missions aren’t pretty, and she’s not just deniable, she’s expendable as well. Easier for the agency team to break in if the guards are dealing with the vigilante they just ‘captured’. Quicker to locate a foreign terrorist by following the tracker on the bound heroine being brought to him as a trophy. And her ‘handler’ is keen on ensuring she knows who’s in charge.No Country for Superheroines
You were supposed to be the next Captain America, granted superpowers by the government, trained to be the best of the best and presented to the media with a fanfare of PR hype.
To bad that it was all a lie. The reality was that you were a just a puppet, selected for your media appeal, costume designed by focus group, dispatched on missions chosen more for their PR profile than their importance to the war against crime. The government saw you as its property, to do with as it wished...and perhaps a few politicians started thinking the same.
So you went rogue, slipped your handlers and went underground. New identity, new life...and a new costume. A chance now to use your powers for real good.
The government doesn't give up so easily though. Those powers represent a significant investment, and one they want back. Next time they won't make the mistake of allowing you free will.Batgirl/Batwoman
Not normally a huge fan of cannon characters but I am a bit of a Batman fan. I'd love to do a story with a grown up Batgirl, or maybe a Batwoman. Imagine a Gotham where Batman is retiring, and the mantle passes on to a grown up Barbara, or perhaps Cassandra Cain or even another OC. I'm thinking a mature, sleek and alluring Batgirl, making jaws drop and kicking ass as she lets the criminals of Gotham know she's just as tough as her former mentor. (aaand maybe getting into a bit of NC trouble here and there)Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham
Not really a big fan of cannon, honest guv, but this character hasn't been used that much so its still open for someone to put their spin on.
An alternative universe version of Catwoman, in a world where Batman is the villain and Catwoman the heroine.
A couple of caveats to note:
a) I'm only really available for play on the forums or by email/PM. Just don't have the time for IM games
b) I'm really only looking for adventures in a superhero genre. This doesn't neccessarily mean superpowers, but costumes, secret identities and similar details pertinent to the genre are important. (So sue me, I read too many comics :) )
c) Plot is good. Sure I want plenty
of sinful NC wickedness, but I really enjoy all that mixed in with detailed characters and a good story line.
d) I'm prefer my partner to be female. I'm generally much more comfortable with females playing females as a rule.