round 2, we're tryin this again-
Name: Shoko Sasaki
Personality: Shoko is more on the quiet reserved side, not wanting to draw much attention to herself in any situation. But when you actually get to know her, she’s a very kind but sarcastic person. This is most likely due to being raised in such a noisy and high-energy household, she could never match her family’s energy so she stopped trying. Although reserved, Shoko is very gifted in academics and combat. She grew up in a household full of boys, so had to develop a sort of mental and physical toughness, so it’s very hard to get her to crack or cry per se. Unfortunately, Shoko isn’t gifted in making friends due to her quiet nature, but in her childhood, she never needed to make friends since she had her brothers to keep her entertained.
Powers: In simple terms, Shoko has telepathy, with an extra ability. Shoko has the ability to talk to people through their minds. She can also mind link with multiple people at once, right now she can talk to up to 3 people in a 15m radius around her at a time, but the amount of people and range can increase through practice. She can also enter a person’s mind, without them knowing, and read their thoughts, but she can only do this to one person at a time and she gets knocked out/passes out while she’s reading their thoughts. But there are drawbacks to this power. If she uses the abilities for too long or has too many people linked to her at once, a loud static plays in her head. But if she persists, and still uses her power while the static plays in her head, it gets so loud that she could scream for it to stop.
Background: Shoko was the youngest daughter in an all-boys family. Her mother had died while giving birth to Shoko. So her father was left to care for her and her 4 other brothers, which was difficult but he was able to do it well. She found out she had powers when she was very young. And once her family knew, they celebrated. That’s mostly because her entire family were metahumans, granted they’re powers helped more in combat so they couldn’t really help train her power but they celebrated nonetheless. They all went to the same school so Shoko and her brothers were really tight knit. Shoko lived a pretty normal life, that was until she received the letter, asking her to attend Vochertepp, she was 11 at the time. Her family was ecstatic to say the least, her brothers were raving about how good the school was and encouraged Shoko to go and accept the invitation. So she accepted and headed off to Vochertepp. She was nervous to be somewhere without her family but since her brothers told her how good the school was, she had high hopes. At first, Shoko thought the school was great, they had amazing classes and it was cool seeing other metahumans aside from her brothers. But soon the veil was ripped away and she saw what the school really was. It was an institution that put a lot of pressure on these kids. She had the hopes of showing her brothers how much she had improved, but she had a feeling she never will.
Tear! Him! Apart! Especially the power part!
ahhh thank you! yeah sorry just a bit of silly wording because that is what I was implying that her powers were going to mirror her mother's but the injection seemingly twisted it!! you worded it perfectly! same goes for the "human greed" was meant to imply the pharma's greed but I can see how it would imply otherwise!
she was born "perfectly normal" but as she grew her powers were used with basically no input from her - if we want to be super scientific i'm sure there was something inwardly biological off the charts but didn't warrant concern when she was born? it begun with her saliva (cause y'know babies slobbering everywhere) which led to small issues with her mother but since she was powered her body could simply overcome it originally. then kids in daycare getting sick and well eventually her mother connected the dots and the rot had begun. at 17 it isn't just her fingertips anymore, it has spread almost to her knuckles.
hi, it is semi off limits because your character at this point would not have had interaction with the RPME long enough for them to force powers out of you, and the RPME are the people who coined this technique. if you can come up with some other reason that some sort of seedy group had the tech ability to do this and got ahold of your character, it may be possible, but is not guaranteed.Hey, I saw somebody else went with the whole "powers forced out of them schnizz" and I just wanted to comment that I too will be going for that. If there is any problems with that please say it now. This is also a placeholder.
hi, unfortunately this concept is a bit bare bones and lacking in the detail i need to see at this stage. the power is very vague and is lacking proper weaknesses or applications. is he just walking around all the time with his powers constantly turned on, if this is true, i may entirely veto this power due to op-ness and also a couple plot reasons.Hello! I have kind of a fun concept for a character, hope you like it!
Name: Remy Chandler
Personality: Remy is grumpy, standoffish and volatile, but it's largely due to the fact he is in constant pain that ranges from manageable to crippling on any given day and can change very suddenly without warning. (This is a side effect of his power) He hates his life and wonders why he had to be born the way he was. That said, what few friends he manages to make and keep, he loves dearly and would do absolutely anything for them.
Powers: His power is a doozy, but not in a way that makes him op (I hope). Basically, he has the ability to take others pain away. Sort of a walking anesthetic. The hard part is he has little to no control over it, and the only limit to what pain he can take seems to be the amount of pain his own body can physically handle itself before shutting down. For example, if someone were to be tortured with him in proximity, while their bodies would take the physical damage, he would be the one that would feel it.
Background: His mother is his only family and she absolutely adores him. It's from her love and concern for him that she sent him off at the age of only 7 to live at the school, hoping to protect him. He doesn't tell her his control hasn't improved too much in ten years, or about the horrible place she sent him. She's the one thing in the world he stays alive for after all because he loves her dearly.
hi, unfortunately this concept is a bit bare bones and lacking in the detail i need to see at this stage. the power is very vague and is lacking proper weaknesses or applications. is he just walking around all the time with his powers constantly turned on, if this is true, i may entirely veto this power due to op-ness and also a couple plot reasons.
What would you like me to revisit? I wasn't sure how much detail you were looking for with a skeletal cs.
I've rewritten it! Should I post it as a new reply, or edit my original post?looking solid so far! background is a go, im a little concerned he's lacking in some weaknesses though. we've got the triple threat of flight, metal wings, and poison, but the only thing that he has bringing him down is his diet, which he's got on lock. is he possibly not immune to the poison secretes? maybe a little less like his wings are regrowable and a bit more destructable, breaking one could be like breaking a limb? are they heavy to fly with? what happens if he throws too many feathers out? no more flying for the day? how long does it take to regrow, perhaps a cool down period? i think incorporation of some of these ideas would help balance him out a lot and also add some interesting flavor.
the goal with a skeleton cs is to show me a fleshed out power and background concept, not crazy detailed, just all the elements out there so that i can tweak it as necessary. i need to know how exactly he's taking people's pain, by touch, by aura, he should be able to turn it off and off but maybe the lack of control can come from he can't control how fast he can take it, how much he can take, if you describe him as a walking anesthetic he doesn't sound like someone who takes pain, but maybe someone who can dull senses on other people? there's just a few ways you could go about such a thing but it would need to be a little more locked down for me to tweak or approve. a constant aura that takes all pain always would be a no, but i would be open to him possibly secreting some numbing agent, or having some touch to touch transfer of pain. i would also appreciate a bit more insight into his background as well.
repost in a new reply for me please!I've rewritten it! Should I post it as a new reply, or edit my original post?
ah, you got me! i gotta finish my cs for my guy. i'll try to get that up asap, probably tomorrow.out of curiosity, could we have a display version of the full-sized CS? just to have an idea of what mine ought to look like. if not then thats fine.
hi, i think this skeleton is lacking a bit of detail for me to comment on. you certainly have an interesting power idea, but i'd like more detail on how it works. i'm also not exactly sure what the imprint is/how it works? is it like leaving a stamp on an object and then he can jump into it? a bit confused there. what does it do to his body to slip into different surfaces? does it take time to properly reform himself on our actual plane?finished my cs skeleton after much procrastination:
Name: Jazz Altern
Personality: Jazz is intelligent, but also sly and selfish. His brain and lack of moral compass are enough to get him almost anything that he wants, but he does have a conscience. It just usually isn't strong enough to stop him from doing harm to others. Especially with what he's been through, he can't trust others completely, though he does always try to have some people come to his aid. Opening up is hard for him, and there's not much incentive for him to do so. Despite his cunning, Jazz does terribly in heated situations, as his brain stresses out when there's too much lying on his shoulders or when he gets worked up. When this happens, his adrenaline turns him into a reckless, impulsive, idiot; not the best person to be when things are at stake.
Powers: Dimensional Travel
Imprint: At the current level, Jazz can slip onto different uniform surfaces, appearing as a 2D image of himself. He can slide along the surface he is on/pass onto other surfaces, unable to be affected by 3D objects. In this state, he can be hurt if the surface he is on is impacted/damaged. He can slip out almost instantaneously, always right next to the imprint; this ability can be used for fast travel, as his imprint is faster and harder to hit than his regular self. Jazz is currently also able to imprint onto surfaces he isn't touching, though this takes more time and concentration. Despite others, his control is really good, but the power itself just isn't that strong, though he hopes with training and new techniques, he can become as powerful as he wants to be.
Background: Throughout all his life, Jazz has had nobody to rely on. His parents were junkies, letting him fend for himself until they sold him to a human trafficking ring, where he was basically a slave. He was set free when the compound where he was kept was busted by the hero Hellfire. With a new start and a new admiration for heroes, Jazz enrolled into Vochertepp at 16.
Repost! Hopefully this is better. I really like this rp idea!!
Name: Remy Chandler
Personality: Remy is quiet and standoffish, a definite introvert that would rather keep to himself than be any kind of "superhero". He views his power as a curse and hates to use it, despite how beneficial it could be in a team setting or in any sort of hospital/infirmary setting, not viewing the sacrifice of his own wellbeing as worth someone else's peace. Deep down, he misses his mother as she's really the only friend he's ever had and a small part of him wants to make friends and try to lead a "normal" life, though that part is buried beneath a calloused, bitter attitude.
Powers: Let's take a second shot at this. He has the ability to take away the pain other people experience, and in turn experiences it for himself. More often than not, it isn't a voluntary thing for him, and often he finds himself taking the physical pain of other people sheerly by accident, though over the years he's learned not to touch people to try and protect himself. The ability is limited to what his body can withstand, and only works while he is conscious. If he falls unconscious, all pain immediately is returned to it's proper "owner".
* It's involuntary, but only occurs when he touches others. Or when others touch him. He's trying to learn how to "turn it off" but it's slow going progress. The contact *must* be skin to skin.
* He can only take what won't kill him or knock him unconscious, otherwise his own body shuts down as a defense mechanism.
* Even when he isn't taking someone's pain, his nerves are hypersensitive because of the nature of his ability, leaving him with chronic neuropathic problems.
* Learn control enough to decide *how much* of someone's pain to take, if any at all.
* Useful in helping people's suffering
* A potential, powerful tool in combat medicine.
Background: He comes from Anchorage, Alaska where he lived with his loving single mother from the time he was born to the time he was around 11. His powers manifested little by little as he grew up, and was first noticed when he was five or so when his mother was complaining of a migraine on the phone to her work and he took her hand. Instantly, he doubled over in hand, clutching at his head.
That was the earliest instance of his power. From that point, it was always long sleeves, jeans and gloves, no contact with anyone (save his mother, simply because he couldn't help but to love her). His metahuman power was easy enough to hide that his mother thought she could keep him with her, and that he could live a normal life.
It wasn't until his first year of middle school that he was discovered by the school district for what he was. PE was usually excused for him, to prevent accidental physical contact, but having moved up a school, special accomodations for his "illness" had yet to be implemented. Within the first week, a classmate of his collided with him on the basketball court and fell, breaking her arm. To everyone's surprise, he was the one that cried in pain, tangled up on the court with her as he was.
From there, he lasted no more than a week before the school district found an excuse to expel him, despite his mild, quite nature. It was around this point that his mother contacted Vochertepp’s.
Since coming to the school, his control has not improved much, though this is largely due to a lack of effort. He's always been miserable here, choosing not to make many friends to protect himself, and wants nothing more than to be able to leave so he can return home to take care of his aging mother. Mostly? He's just lonely and afraid of getting close to people.
Wesley 2.0 !
Thank you for pointing out the weakness of his powers! I was not doing him any justice. I made his shocking powers more intense, and he currently has the ability to make someone go unconscious at this point (like what he can do really depends on how much electricity there is to use). He can now draw from sources that are up to 50ft away now instead of 20. Hopefully that makes for a better balance! I tried to make sure that he has room to grow and get stronger as well without making him start out as superman.
I also made him less friendly to the staff and more apt to get in trouble. Hopefully that means that it makes more sense that he would be more in-the-know about what goes on at the school? If not, I can just keep him more in the dark about it.
hi, solid start here! just a couple things, mostly to do with the powers.Finally got around to writing this up, feel free to let me know your thoughts
Name: Isla Alston
Personality: As a young child, Isla was bright and curious about everything around her. She wanted to know everything, so much so that she'd ask multiple questions about many topics. However, this side of her began to disappear as she grew older. It felt like no one wanted to hear her, and if they acknowledged her it was on accident. She grew quiet, and her questions were held back. She buried herself into her books as opposed to talking until she was hardly talking at all. She doesn't emote much on the outside, and tries to do the same on the inside, often doing what she can to conceal how it is she feels. She wants to feel nothing at all. Her end goal is to be not noticeable. She is nobody, she doesn't need anyone, and no one needs her. However, during situations where tensions are high, this often fails to work and her more dominant emotion -- fear -- always comes to light.
Powers: Earthquake generation. She can cause a vibration that can in turn create an earthquake. The very bane of Isla's existence, and something she hates having. Her powers are tied into her negative emotions -- namely sadness, anger, and fear. The intensity of the earthquake depends on how badly Isla feels these emotions. If she was just a little nervous, then it'd be a simple light tremor. On the other hand, if she felt pure, overwhelming fear, then it'd be more of a violent shaking and if that continued it might not bode well for the surrounding area or the people around her. One way to stop the earthquake once it's begun is for Isla to feel calm once again. Another way is for Isla to be unconscious. In order to actually begin an earthquake, her feet require contact with the ground/floor. Isla isn't immune to her own earthquake and is just as capable of being hurt by it as anyone else.
Appearance: Isla has long, dark brown hair with blunt bangs that somewhat covers her eyebrows. Her eyes are a pale green. She wears an oversized red hoodie with a white t-shirt underneath, along with shorts and sneakers. She has a mole under her right eye.
Background: Isla was born to two non-metahuman parents. Isla being metahuman wasn't something either of them were aware of at first, until she started learning how to walk and would start to cry if she fell over, in which her eyes started to glow and the house would start to shake a little. It was a shock to be sure, but nonetheless her parents still loved their daughter and doted on her constantly. However this didn't hold true for Isla's aunt, who was determined to keep her own child, Isla's cousin, away from Isla and treated her like she had something that was highly contagious. As for the rest of Isla's family, they treated her with kindness, but they weren't shy about purposefully distancing themselves from her and were obviously wary, never knowing when her powers would activate. This affected Isla over time and slowly she talked less and less at family gatherings, standing off to the side and choosing instead to read her collection of books that her parents had gotten her. Things weren't any better at school. In elementary school, Isla's powers had acted up more in accordance with her increasing sadness at being excluded by her classmates and her anger at being called names by others. Her parents received a lot of complaints and phone calls then regarding any damage that had been done to the school by Isla's outbursts. It was during this time that Isla's parents tried teaching her ways of dealing with these feelings so her powers wouldn't act up on her. They tried teaching her breathing techniques, and they tried telling her to walk away from the jerks who taunted her, but none of those things could stop kids who were determined to be cruel. One day, when the teacher had left the room, some kids tried forcing her into showing off her eye glow because it was "creepy", and Isla felt something in her receding. She'd accepted it, this was just how it was going to be forever. It didn't matter what she said or did, it didn't change anything. From that day, Isla's powers stopped, and she was now more of a expressionless shell, hardly reacting to anything any of her bullies did to her. A lot of people thought of this as Isla now being "cured", but her parents were more worried. But years passed, and Isla went through her middle school days without incident, aside from people saying she was weird and creepy as she's more like a walking doll than anything. It was only during her freshman year that problems arose again. Now that Isla was cured of her weirdness, there was other things to bully her for, and it seemed to turn into a competition to make her react -- to do anything at all (and Isla still has the scars across her body as a reminder). But on one day, something happened. On her way to the library, a few of Isla's tormentors cornered her. It seemed like the usual routine -- insult her, call her names -- Isla silently endured it, just staring back in response. But then they asked if Isla even felt pain. She must not, since Isla never did anything no matter what they did to her. Isla's mouth moved a bit, but no words came out. She felt someone grab her arms and she watched someone else open one of the nearby windows, the breeze hitting her face. They wanted to test that theory. Suddenly, something was wrenched open in Isla, and this uncontrollable fear flooded through her all at once. For the first time since she was little, that familiar shaking was back as well as the glowing in her eyes. She was scared, watching helplessly as the cracks starting crawling up the walls due to the earthquake. Her tormentors were scared too, screaming that she was a freak of nature as they started running, almost tripping over each other to get away from her. Now left alone, Isla crouched to her knees as she tried to stop what she had started, trying out those breathing techniques her parents had taught her all that time ago. To her surprise, it slowly worked it's magic, and she could only stare at what she had done. After that incident, Isla wasn't allowed back at school since she had "endangered the lives of students" and parents were now worried for their kid's safety. Her own parents didn't know what to do, they couldn't teach Isla on their own, especially since they had jobs of their own. When the letter came, it was like their prayers were answered. Her parents were ecstatic, this seemed like just the thing Isla needed. Isla herself was indifferent, it couldn't really be true, could it? But her parents were insistent that this could be good for her, so off she went..
ok!! he's here!! we talked about but its easier to go over whats here since its put down so clearly so forgive if im backtrackin on some stuff. my mind is clear now lmao
Yea, I get you. I'm also very open to changing her powers a little so everyone in the rp doesn't have to write their character's surface thoughts. and I really love the ideas you suggested, forcing the truth out of someone is something I haven't really though of, but it sounds so cool. Or I could maybe make it where she has to touch people to communicate with them or she has to know them personally. Or she could be able to mess with the brain of others, like constricting their movements or making them see hallucinations, all by entering their mind. If I do that, it would eliminate the need to write inner or surface thoughts. But if that sounds like a new power all together, I'd love to use the things you suggested.i think this concept is a lot better, but does have a few fundamental issues. i have a hard time approving telepaths in big group rps such as these because it kind of requires everyone to write their character's surface thoughts in italics, and that's not something i want to force on people. it's just sort of hard to apply this type of power in what is looking to be a very large rp. if you could give me some thoughts on this issue i might be inclined to help you rework it, maybe we can limit to only speaking telepathically so that doesn't force anyone's hand, maybe work into a subset of the power where she can push on peoples minds and force out the truth or something like that. (would probably also need to dim the radius for multiple people)
i think this is sounding like a new power to me! possibly some offshoot of telepathy or similar to how flutz approached it, though you might want to be careful not to step on their toes. i do think the communication power would be really useful, imagine someone in a school where you're always being monitored to have someone who could set up a private groupchat. kind of important for a potential breakout, perhaps ...Yea, I get you. I'm also very open to changing her powers a little so everyone in the rp doesn't have to write their character's surface thoughts. and I really love the ideas you suggested, forcing the truth out of someone is something I haven't really though of, but it sounds so cool. Or I could maybe make it where she has to touch people to communicate with them or she has to know them personally. Or she could be able to mess with the brain of others, like constricting their movements or making them see hallucinations, all by entering their mind. If I do that, it would eliminate the need to write inner or surface thoughts. But if that sounds like a new power all together, I'd love to use the things you suggested.
i am very in love with her and her concept. very fresh background, love the power, i think it's well balanced right now and the heart eyes are a tasty touch. eager to see the full cs!cablebelly hey I finished mirabelle! i hope you don't mind, but i tried to go a non-traditional route by not really mentioning superheroes in mirabelle's backstory! please let me know if it doesn't fit, or needs any adjustments, since i have a backup story for her. same with her powers!
i am very in love with her and her concept. very fresh background, love the power, i think it's well balanced right now and the heart eyes are a tasty touch. eager to see the full cs!
wait edit omg: did you give her a psuedo