The Whole Story (Move your mouse to reveal the content) The Whole Story (open) The Whole Story (close) A young man by the name of Miles Krell had always been a fan of the popular fairy tale "Pinocchio". The idea of a puppet coming to life just fascinated him, and the uses that could come of a real life doll person. They could be servants, pets, slaves, or a replacement for a family member or loved one! The possibilities were endless! Then he decided, one day, why not begin his own collection of dolls? But none of those porcelain ones made to look human... Real human dolls... The most lifelike dolls, so real that anyone would mistake them for a real person! Miles knew then and there that he must make his dream come true. All he needed was some synthetic skin, some wires to hold it together, hair he could purchase from a wig shop or something from a costume store... Anything, money was only an object at this point. He got to work on his projects. One by one, his dolls started coming together... Each ones took about 2 years of his life including his day job and whatnot, but they were a labor of love. He had no favorites, he adored each of his dolls and cherished them as if they were his own children. Miles took photos of them, and kept a blog about it. Though it was only available on the Deep Web. After the Surface Web began antagonizing him by calling him creepy and needing a job, he decided he wouldn't keep it where needless criticism was the only thing commented. Some had even phoned the police to his house, believing that his dolls were actually him inconspicuously showing off his work of taxidermy on his murder victims while others continuously asked if he used the dolls for sexual activities. Disgusting... The people on the Deep Web, however, praised his blog and his work. Miles loved his work too, but... he had also expressed his dreams of one day his dolls coming to life as real life Pinocchios, minus the nose growing and such. The dolls were his children, and he wanted to see them walk and talk like they deserved. That all changed when an anonymous message came to his inbox, sharing a ritual that, if he so dared to, could bring his children to life. Miles was pleased, overjoyed really, to receive this ritual, and decided that he would give it a try. However, this included taking the beating hearts of individuals who shared the desirable personality traits that he wanted his dolls to have. Some of which included stealing them from children, if he wanted an energetic and bubbly doll... And the hearts would have to remain fresh and alive if the ritual were to work. Hearts from corpses would only result in absolute failure and heartbreak. So, Miles did his research on the Dark Web and around his state. He stalked his victims, took pictures, and wrote down valuable information on them, which would be the first part of his plan. The second, he ordered most of his savings in bitcoins and hired hitmen to murder these people and steal their hearts, then deliver it to him personally. The damage was done and the payment was made. Miles received the fresh hearts and performed the ritual... And it worked. His dolls were alive. They rose, they walked, talked, everything! There was no need to wish upon a star, when the righteous ritual could bring him and his children together! Miles posted his work on his blog and took pleasant photos of his dolls, now living children. His work had given him the nickname "Dollmaker", and soon, people were beginning to ask that he create dolls for them, at a price of course. And so, he did. It was not an honest living, but Miles was making a profit with his work. The hitmen made profits as well, so long as the customer was willing to pay 40,000 for a live doll, even though a hitman service was only 10,000. With the dolls being made, airplane tickets purchased for the living ones, and them flying out to see their new owners, Miles was able to upgrade his home, move to finer neighborhoods, and continue his profits and work in secret. The money did not change him, his original children were still his and his alone. His work and personality scared away any potential girlfriends and boyfriends, but he still had his children. Sure he had built them with sexual parts, but he was not going to lay a finger on them in such a way! That would be disgusting, and he wasn't like those men on the Deep web! He loved his children like any father would, and they would remain by his side... When Miles tried to screw over unknowingly what was an infamous gang trying to order living dolls, it was only a week before he was found, beaten, and his children were taken from him. The gang was incredibly powerful, with more wealth than Miles, and had territories all around the world. They called themselves "Red Dawn". Red Dawn stole the order listings and past successful payments of every doll Miles had created and sold. The living ones were assassinated first, and the ones that did not undergo the ritual were simply left alone. Miles, with a gun to his head, began upgrading his children with built in weapons and a special feature so that they were each unique in combat. The Red Dawn wanted to take them into training, and have them become agents for them. They were the most experienced dolls, and the most stable and realistic over the other "works" Miles had produced. His children would serve the gang well... But if one dared to disobey, their father would have one bullet between the eyes... Unless these children can find it within themselves to turn against the Red Dawn. The Rundown: Miles Kells is a young engineer that creates realistic dolls because he is fascinated with the book "Pinocchio". He creates them, and shares his work on the Deep Web. Someone gives him a ritual to perform that would bring the dolls to life, but require the beating hearts of people that share traits he wants them to have. So he pays hitmen and does the ritual, which works. He starts an at-home underground doll making company and slowly becomes obsessed with his work and children. Miles tries to screw over a huge and infamous gang called "Red Dawn", and becomes their bitch. His doll children have to do the dirty work as agents or risk their father getting murdered and themselves possibly killed, unless they want to take the chance and turn against the gang. The Rules: 1. All Iwaku Rules Apply 2. Papa Miles can only do so much to upgrade his children, they cannot be OP 3. No fighting in the OOC please~ I'll have to kick you if you keep starting drama 4. If I make NPCs appear, do not control them! 5. If you make your character absolutely kick ass and they never get hit and are God tier, I guarantee I will kill them. 6. No Mary Sues/Gary Stu. Papa Miles couldn't make his children flawless 7. Not all living dolls were assassinated! Some went into hiding, which will allow the possibility of another doll joining in. 8. Romance is encouraged between the children or whoever else! They're not actually blood siblings unless Papa Miles took the hearts from actual siblings. 9. Put 'Papa Miles' in your Character Sheet so I know you read the rules~ 10. Only 2 characters per person ^^ If you don't want to be one of Papa's original children, I can tweak the story so that your character was kidnapped by Red Dawn and taken to become a living doll assassin as well. What you need to know about the dolls: 1. THE DOLLS ALL HAVE CONGENITAL INSENSITIVITY: Due to their lack of nervous system (or any system for that matter), they cannot feel pain. They also cannot smell scents, taste anything, or experience pleasure during sex. You are allowed to romance another person and grow attached to them, but you will not be able to have a mind blowing romp session. 2. PROTECT YOUR HEARTS: The hearts are your source of life! And since the ritual didn't say you had to specifically place them in the chest, Papa Miles placed all dolls hearts in different locations. 3. YOU'RE ALL NUMBERED: You all have a red number tattoo so that Papa Miles can keep track of which ones he made first to last. So if you make a character first, they will be "01" and the second will be "02" etc. 4. YOU'RE ALL UNIQUE IN COMBAT: All dolls carry an automatic rifle built into them, a knife dispenser within their arm that allows only 6 knifes to be accessible, and sidearms they carry on their waist. Each doll has something unique about them that will be useful. Such as, one can have a built in flamethrower and allow them to breathe fire out of their mouths. Or someone can have stronger legs, which lets them run, jump, and swim better as well as being the best in leg to hand combat. Each one has their drawbacks; the more extreme the uniqueness, the bigger the drawback. 5. HOW DO I CIVIL?: Papa Miles was so busy with his other creations that he didn't think to teach his dolls proper etiquette! Red Dawn has trained you to be killers, but they assumed you knew the basic stuff. You'll have to learn how a civil person acts and quickly adapt to your new environments or risk jeopardizing the mission. 6. NO OTHER ORGANS: You do not have any other organs; your heart is the one taking care of you. Which means you won't get tired, hungry, sick, etc except if the disease is directed at the heart. You can experience emotions, talk, and whatnot. If you eat something, the food will not be broken down and come out as feces. It will mess up the wires that hold you together and possibly land on your heart, which can damage you. Same if you drink anything. You will need Papa Miles to perform surgery and clean you up from the inside if you do so. Eating food is unnecessary, so no need to go to the trouble. CHARACTER SHEETS: Name: (Papa doesn't give last names, so just first ones please) Gender: Number: (Keep in mind how many sheets are before your own. If you're the first sheet, you will place "01" here) Height: Weight: Appearance: (Picture or Description is fine. Anime is preferred) Personality: Likes: Dislikes: Relationship with Papa and others: Unique feature: Heart "donor": (Who was the person Papa took your heart from?) Heart Location: Illnesses: (Did that person have any illnesses involving the heart?) Extras: (Anything you want to add for them? The Player List so far Original Ones: 1. Anthem 2. Evelyn 3. Khirel 4. Virgil 5. Darryn 6. 7. Kidnapped Ones: 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.