Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Neko Archy, Jun 25, 2010.

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    Oshima is a small japanese town along the coast of the pacific. It's populated by a few thousand people, living their lives in relative comfort.

    But strange things are happening in Oshima, and for one group of young people, it will be the start of a truly...bizarre adventure.

    Alright, so now that the basic plot is out of the way, some more detailed information.

    STANDS
    Stands are ghostly manifestations of a person's spirit under their control. Stands appear to stand beside whoever is their user, and as such are called...Stands. They can be broken down into 3 major types:

    1.Close Range Stands, which can usually only move 2-3 meters from their user. They make up for it by being stronger and faster than other types of Stands.
    2.Remote Stands, which can range much farther from their user (normally 50 meters max, but exceptional ones have ranges of kilometers). They are weaker and slower than close range-types, but usually have useful abilities to help out.
    3. Automatic Stands. These stands are an exception to the usual close/long range type, and are fairly rare. They have limitless range, and damage inflicted upon them is NOT transferred to their user...but the user has no control over the stand's actions, and often times won't even know it's fighting.

    Stands do have their own sets of rules which they follow.

    • One Person, One Stand
    • Only Stand Users can see Stands
    • Damage inflicted on the user is replicated on the stand, and vice versa-if one dies, they both do
    • Strong stands must stay close to their user, weak stands can be far away
    • Stands have one power

    There are, of course, exceptions to almost all of these. The single power that a stand manifests can be almost anything-they have ranged from fixing anything to pasting sound effects onto objects and stopping time. Your power can be just about anything, so be creative! Stands are gained in one of two ways; you are either born with one, or you gain one after being pierce by a mysterious arrow.

    Stand users are inexplicably drawn towards each other and these arrows, as if by fate.

    You get bonus points if your stand name is a film reference.

    Sample Stand
    Name: The Door
    Appearance: A heavily armored, massive Knight wrapped up in a ragged brown cloak. The Door has a single red eye in the center of it's visor.
    Range: 2 meters
    Powers: The Door is exceptionally strong, fast, and precise in it it's movements. It posses the special power to transfer any inanimate object it touches to a pocket dimension for storage, where it can be removed from later. The object maintains perfect stasis while in the pocket dimension-even if it was a flaming log, it would come out in the same state that it went in. Any kinetic energy the object had will be preserved-fast thing goes in, fast thing comes out.
    Applications:Redirecting projectile attacks, storing weapons and obscene amounts of ammo, stealing a car, storing a car before dropping it on someone, etc.

    Further information, more examples of stands, and explanation of some exceptions can be found here or through talking to me.


    Because of some of the above rules, it is strongly reccomended that all characters have a stand. Even if it is a extremely weak/hard to apply one, just having a stand lets them see stands, and thus avoid instant pwnage by stand users.



    HAMON
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    Hamon, or "The Ripple" is an ancient martial art that allows humans to channel the power of the sun with their breath. Hamon is the antithesis to vampires-a single shot from a ripple attack will spell certain doom for a vampire as the solar powers of the ripple slowly work their way through their body, unless the vampire manages to cut off the effected area before the ripple reaches their brain.

    Hamon is difficult to learn-very few people can actually become users, and for those that do it involves some of the most hellish training ever devised.

    Hamon conducts a "ripple" through the flesh of the user with proper breath control; this can be further augmented and conducted through solid objects (though only while held). Oil conducts the ripple well, and oil-coated objects can be used to get projectile ripple attacks. Soap is another good conducter, as is cloth made from a rare beetle.

    In general, liquids are going to conduct the ripple well, solids poorly, and air not at all.
    Because of destructive interference, the ripples can be channeled to only damage some of an object-such as punching a frog hard enough to shatter the stone that the frog is on, without actually harming the frog at all.



    Hamon cannot be used if the person trying to use hamon is unable to breathe properly.
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    Hamon is not required, nor particularly reccommended for characters. It is a side thing that some characters can use. Really for people who have a "history" with vampires. Vampires are...different than the normal rules, but I can give information relating to them if you want.



    The main thrust of this RP is normal people becoming Stand Users, and the weirdness that ensues.
     
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    Will come up with a cool subtitle for the thread around whoever's character start's their name with "Jo".

    You can ask me about any questions relating to the world; Jinx is also a good reference.


    [noparse]PLAYER INFORMATION

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  3. Interested but have a question.

    You say the main thrust of the RP "is normal people becoming Stand Users, and the weirdness that ensues". However you recommend people start with a stand. Please explain, as it sounds like you want us to start with one on one hand but on the other you want us to go through the hoops of getting one.
     
  4. Ah, sorry if that's not clear.

    The game should start soon after people first gain a Stand, enough to where they might not fully understand it's abilities. So it's partway-you have it, but have not mastered it.

    Of course, some people can go and have been born with theirs, or been pierced by the arrow longer before the story starts to mix up the group a bit.
     
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    PLAYER INFORMATION

    Player Name:
    Torsty

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    GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS


    Character Name:
    Fujimoto Shinji

    Name Meaning:
    藤本 Fujimoto (true wisteria) 信史 Shinji (chronicle trust)

    Alias:


    Gender:
    Male

    Species/Race:
    Human

    Age:
    22

    Place of Birth:
    Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture

    Current Residence:
    Oshima

    Occupation:
    Student/Police Officer

    School/Grade:
    Police Academy

    Family:
    Parents, older sister, younger sister.

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    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS


    Height:
    5'11"

    Hair:
    Black

    Eyes:
    Black

    Distinguishing Marks:


    General Appearance:
    View attachment 1165

    Strengths:
    Clever, confident, reliable

    Weaknesses:
    Lack of patience, short-tempered

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    Shinji is in his third and final year before he most likely is to become an official police detective.

    MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

    Allies:
    The Police

    Enemies:
    Criminals

    Current Goal/Purpose:
    To become a detective.

    Aspirations:


    Hobbies:
    Music, movies, sports, physical activity, reading.

    Likes:
    Action, solving puzzles, debating,

    Dislikes:
    Waiting, lazy people, "how r u?"-conversations,

    Talents:
    Hard-worker, leadership,

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    Fears:
    Not achieving greatness in life.

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    SPECIALTY CHARACTERISTICS


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    Close Range(2-3 meters)

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    Information Specialist:
    ____'s stand can easily, effectivly capture information from other people's memories(intheirheadz) unless the person has a stand.
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    HISTORIC BACKGROUND


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    Still just started on it. Meaning something of whats just added might be deleted/edited. If you do find something already that won't do, let me know.
     
  6. I'm on chapter 32? of the Manga, and not a single mention of Stands. Damn you for referencing such a long manga, but I do plan on joining. ^^
     
  7. Damn you for telling me it was a Manga! Here I thought it was just a very in depth RP world...
     
  8. Ah, a Jojo game. I quite literally have never heard of it besides the ZA WARUDO speech and the ridiculous names the characters have, but I'll give it a shot...Eventually.
     
  9. Kitti will be willing to join ^^
     
  10. The market place was bustling.

    Shouts of needed sacrifice here and unneeded violence there flew over her head as she did her best to block out the public scene. Politics so weren’t her thing. Despite that, she couldn’t help but feel an inkling of concern over those who’d be ‘chosen’ for this so-called sacrifice. Sure, the priest claimed it was for the better good of the growing unrest and hatred, but... how much good could come out of the death of someone who’d likely done nothing wrong in the first place?

    Brushing the thought away for later, Abel decided to focus on the task at hand. She’d been staring at the same piece of fruit for a solid five minutes, and she was certain that the look the vendor was currently giving her had moved on from suspicion to concern. Grinning awkwardly at the vendor, the human gathered a few more pieces of fruit before offering the correct amount of currency for each. “Sorry! I was, uh... checking for soft spots. Gotta eat healthy to keep this brain going!

    The expression the other pulled was something close to ‘what brain?’, but the vendor said nothing as the food was paid for. Tucking her purchase away, Abel laughed nervously to herself as she quickly scampered off, internally facepalming. Gods, she had been so awkward...

    Groaning quietly, she quickly started to check off everything on her mental To-Do list. Morning walk? (This time without almost getting eaten?) Check. Refill her water bottles? (Avoid falling in this time...) Check. Breakfast with herself? Check. Extra fruit for a later snack? (Try not to creep out the vendors this time...) Sorta Check? All that left was one thing - she needed more material for her little habit. Scarves and unneeded baby booties, here we come.
     
  11. Mapping out future projects while rearranging everything in your bag so as not to squish your fruit was... certainly a safe thing to do, right? Especially if one was hustling alongside beings of varying sizes. Definitely not a dangerous thing to do here. Nope.

    At least, that was the ideal thought for Abel.

    Muttered reminders of pattern types to try escaped her lips, and possible color combinations soon followed. “Blue and green? Perhaps purple and blue again? Why not try all three this time, shake it up a little...

    Abel shoved her canteen to the side a little, pushing the fruit to the furthest corners of her bag in hopes nothing would be smooshed. She really didn’t want to have to wash this thing again after last weeks incident. She shuddered at the mere thought of the former mess, vowing to carry her food by hand, should it come to such a situation.

    Satisfied, or as she’ll ever be, with her current carry strategy, she pulled her bag shut - and not a moment too soon.

    You see, kids, there comes a time in one’s life where he or she has to make sound choices. Like crossing a river while the rapids aren’t in a frenzy. Or choosing not to pet the stray animal foaming at the mouth. Or to even watch one’s step while navigating a busy market place. Abel had chosen to ignore most of these things in her lifetime, and it seemed the last would be her downfall. Literally.

    With a quiet squeak, Abel stumbled forward as her foot managed to catch on what seemed to be thin air (Or perhaps another, passing foot), tumbling straight into an unlucky Amalgy. (Liddo).

    This was certainly going to be fun to explain.
     
  12. Damnit, I am surprised our Jojo knowledgable members aren't joining this one.

    I will be busy for a bit since family from out of town is visiting, but I will be breaking off some time for a this one! Expect to see my Bio sometime soon.

    Also, a reaccuring theme for Stands(After the 3rd arc; after they used a tarot card theme) is to have names that are that of Musical Artists or Groups and the name of songs, such as Sex Pistols, Notrious B.I.G., Killer Queen, ETC). I was thinking maybe since this is our own little rp of the JoJo world, that we should go with a theme of our own. Maybe video game titles or Books or Magazine titles. Would be a bit fun, no?
     
  13. Liddo | Bartering Hall | Mid-Afternoon




    Interactions: Abel @Tealous & Lysander @JJ



    Liddo watched curiously as Abel started patting down her head and shoulders. He wasn't sure if there were actually any candles around or lit fires. He craned his head up--yes, it was daytime, as the rays of sun peeking through the cavern ceiling were bright as ever. No need for candles or torches at all. Nonetheless, he decided not to question it. He liked the manner in which she spoke. It wasn't hard to follow, but it was fun. And different. Two things that Liddo rather enjoyed.

    He felt tingles skim along his arms. As he looked down, a smile graced his visage at the sight of gentle blue frames crawling up his sleeves. No heat scorched him nor did any pain strike his senses. Another hallucination, he realized, but a nice one. He locked eyes with Abel and imitated her actions, patting down his own flames. When he did, the imaginary fire died, leaving behind a peaceful after-warmth in its wake. His expression clearly asked, 'Am I doing it right?'

    "Your Magenta coos to me like a siren of wondrous, bittersweet tragedies."

    He saw another flame, but this time on Abel's shoulder. Wanting to be helpful, he extinguished it with a gentle pat, eyes observant of the Human. He hoped that didn't offend her in anyway.

    When Lysander offered his name and hand to shake, Liddo stared at him in confusion, his brain failing to catch up to what exactly was going on. It wasn't as if he didn't understand the gesture--it was the implications behind it that had him reeling. Lysander's friendly smile and a handshake, a symbolic act of...acceptance. Again, joy fluttered in his stomach but he did a better job of suppressing it in his face.

    ...But when it came to action, not so much.

    Liddo ignored the hand and gave Lysander a hug. It was brief, timid, and barely much of a touch, but this was a friend. Any friend of his was more than welcome to hugs. He then pointed at himself.

    "Liddo," he said, his smile as present as ever, "Those who pluck gold arduously are frightful and deep, but a shallow grace cleanses their wounds and unto me I take for love. And..." He dipped his head as a sudden fear of rejection overtook him. What if he assumed too much in the heat of the moment? His gaze shifted back and forth between Abel and Lysander.

    "For friendship?" A beat, then he muttered, "Lysander?" It was more of a test run, to find out how it sounded on his tongue. Again, he liked it. He liked both of these Humans a lot.

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  14. A different theme could be neat.

    What do you guys think?
     
  15. I've only read chapter 1 so far. I'll read further, but I have no suggestions so far.
     
  16. Maybe all the characters have a tattoo of an animal on their body? The animal and location of the tattoo up to the discretion of the player?
     
  17. I agree that we should have a theme for stands, so that there could be so many hilarious names for stands. I think that books are good.
     
  18. Stands named after celebrities?

    j/k
     
  19. If we're talking names.....what about naming them after fruit? Or types of rocks/minerals (which can lead to some badass names :p). Or you could even do companies :p Fear my Stand, Microsoft! Oh god, he froze!
     
  20. I think films-either their titles, locations, or notable characters will work out.

    Inglorious Basterd is an awesome name.