Desire is nothing to be ashamed of. It can be motivation to do better, succeed, get stronger, and grow. Yet it can corrupt, rot, hurt, and manipulate yourself and those around you. Until the early 1900's, desire was an intangible but powerful construct. However, special people began cropping up, wielding abilities that drove them beyond the limits of humanity. At first those abilities seemed to be unique and random to each wielder. That is, until, people began to talk to the wielders. What was discovered was incredibly helpful and astonishing: The powers of those special people were manifested by what they valued and desired the most in life. It is now the late 90's. By now, those gifted people have been given the name of Seekers, with their abilities being called their Desire. They have gone into hiding, joined law enforcement or military services for their respective nations, joined groups of their own kind for their own purposes, or even turned to a life a crime. The story begins with one of many such groups, NXM, a group that strives to correct the actions of Seekers that use their abilities for injustice so that the reputation of their kind stays clean and that the closing gap between Seekers and Humans close even faster. Granted they're, well, small, at the moment but with hard work and a multimillionaire's checkbook at hand, the potential of growth is towards the heavens itself. Of course, there are other groups besides NXM, and you can make one too! (with parents' and mods' permission). Character Template: Name: Age: Quick Bio: Personality: Desire/Ability: Additional Info: Using anime and real life pictures are acceptable for appearances. --- As stated before, this RP is meant to be very customizable through the groups you decide to make and your abilities. This RP will also thrive from your creativity with your singular ability and how well you can use it for different situations or work together with others. However, they must be approved for the sake of balancing and keeping things fair. Not only that, but keep in mind that your abilities are derived from your characters' personalities and ambitions. So if you choose a certain power, a lust for something trait relating to that power should be prevalent and shown through your character interactions. If you choose a power, but your character has nothing to do with it, you will be called out on it and certain actions will be met for the sake of consistency. Also, and this goes without saying, but don't be an ass, try to proofread your writing for the sake of others, keep OOC out of IC, and give feedback, positive or negative. Multiple characters are allowed but must be approved like all others. Also I do not want to pressure people with posting time limits, but if you take a ridiculous amount of time to respond, you will be notified. Failure to explain or comply could result in being skipped. I hope you enjoy yourselves. ---- Initial members of NXM '$elena' --- Character Sheet: Name: Selena "$elena" "$" Castillo Age: 23 Quick Bio: All that is known about her is that when she was found, she was the head boss and 'Big Mama' of a gang that would frequently move throughout the ghettos of New York. She was confronted by and fought April for various crimes until the two came to a compromise and $elena agreed to fund and join NXM. In exchange, her gang has been "disbanded", although there are rumors of it still sticking around and that $elena is still in some form of control, albeit it long distance. The only people who know her full childhood are long since dead. The only one to come close to knowing any details about it is April, who has been told mere tiny details. Personality: One of the most eccentric people you'll meet, $elena's assumed upbringing within the ghettos of New York is apparent, as her mannerisms are very aggressive, cynical, dry, and volatile. Her sense of humor is a match and seems to be the reason why she and April get along so well, who seems to be the needed extinguisher to $elena's short fuse of a personality. The most noteworthy quality of $elena's and the root of her Desire is her values. All she holds of particular importance are money and power, believing there is nothing you can't have as long as you can pay the bill and power is needed to secure your position. In fact, the main reason why she chose to join NXM was because she believed that there was more potential for her to rise in power and society through them than if she were stuck conquering some dirty ghetto. Desire: Because of her values, $elena has the ability that she named "Gang$ta's Paradise". It allows her to use a much better version of Midas Touch. Not only can she turn items and people into gold, but also diamonds. In addition, she can control what becomes gold or diamonds, for how long, and can reverse the affect because of the fact that she's been honing her Desire for several years. It is possible for her to permanently turn things into gold or diamonds, but doing so exhausts her, depending on the size of the items she makes. Additional Info: Is highly uneducated in every field of common knowledge except for human biology. She is continuing to teach herself about the human body as it can help her greatly in fights if she were to turn vital areas of her opponent's body into gold, damaging them internally. Otherwise, she is extremely uninterested in educating herself. Prone to gambling, although she is quite good at it, dice especially. Highly superstitious when it comes to Christian fears such as the Devil, demons, possessions, and spirits. Would never partake in a seance or ouija board. Bilingual in spanish and english.