This is a magic/science RP, set in 2020 in a fantastical city in Japan named Misaki. If you understand antigens, you can skip this spoiler. Antigens (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Antigens (open) Antigens (close) I'm sure you've heard of organ transplants and how if you receive one you have to be on immuno-suppressants for life. This is because every person has unique antigens - that is, proteins that can be found in the cell wall of every cell in the body. The immune system automatically destroys any cell in the body that does not possess your antigens, for example, someone else's kidney, or bacteria. Some antigens are similar to each other, so decrease the chance of organ rejection. These proteins are chains of the same basic building blocks, called amino acids. About 3000 years ago, a parasite evolved. It looked like a tiny worm, and resided in the left ventricle of the heart. This parasite used the host's antigens, alongside oxygen and other gases brought into the body through the lungs, as it's source of fuel. As a by-product of this, it created a strange form of energy that dispersed itself throughout the host's body and essentially gave the host a magical ability. This parasite was found only among a tiny amazonian tribe, and has remained that way ever since. In 2000, european explorers discovered this tribe, and one of the parasites was transferred to one of the europeans and brought back to europe. From there, it spread all across the world. Only about 5% of the earth's population had suitable antigens for the parasite to work however, and these humans were all for some reason concentrated in Misaki city. The powers are about as specific to a person as an antigen is. Some people will have similar powers, such as there being seven or eight people able to manipulate water, but generally, powers are unique. Over the next 20 years, Misaki was turned into a huge city dedicated to learning about the parasite and exploring and training it's potential. The parasite, running on oxygen, can exhaust the body very quickly, so extended use of powers results in muscle fatigue, death of extreme regions of the body, and eventually, a heart attack. With some exceptions, such as teleportation, movement is also restricted. There were some however, who did obtain a parasite, but never awakened to their powers, and are now locked as a minority group in Misaki, discriminated against, treated as lesser people, segregated like the black people in south africa until Nelson Mandella happened. There are ways of "hacking" the parasite into working, but they cause fatigue and death to occur much more rapidly than the normal parasite's function. There are also mechanical structures that aim to work like a parasite, but these are unstable, and while not requiring a parasite to work, they shorten lifespan by 25 years just by being in the body. Us, the Roleplayers, take the role of one of these unawakened people. Through whatever method, you have activated a parasite or mechanical parasite unnaturally, and gained false powers. This only occurred last week, and your powers are untrained, weak, and volatile. Please focus on the psychological effects of being discriminated against for the character's entire lives while writing a character sheet. If I see any "normal" people, I will simply deny the application. Same goes for anyone with high control over their power, or high powered powers. Rules: Characters must be aged 1-25, as after 25, "hopeless" people are ejected from the city. No powergaming no metagaming good grammar is preferable. it's a pretty dystopian environment, at least in the eyes of the characters, so I look forward to your descriptions. Character: Name: Age: Nationality: Appearance: (anime or description please) Personality: Power: - Currently: - After Training: Bio is unnecessary, it makes it more interesting to learn about each other's characters during RP. For the powers: Powers are graded on a level system, with 0 being no power at all and 5 being power on a godlike level. Level 5 can be achieved by only the most gifted people, with only 4 level 5s even existing in the entire world. Level 4 is pretty much the limit one can reach after training for 4 hours a day and having a certain amount of natural talent. When filling in "currently" imagine your level is 1, the level that most residents of Misaki are. When filling in After Training, imagine you are level 3 or 4. For example on Teleportation: Level 1 is teleporting small objects, up to about a kilo in weight. Long cooldown, low range. Level 4 is teleportation of the user, or objects weighing up to 120 kilos. high range, low cooldown. Ability to teleport objects inside another solid is level 2.