The Penultimate Superhero RP (OoC and Sign-Up Thread)

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  1. From the time the universe began and throughout history, there have been countless stories pertaining to the extraordinary. It is often said in these tales that in times of crisis, certain men and women (and sometimes, the unexplainable) are gifted with incredible talents and abilities. From there, they are destined to act for truth and justice, fighting until their last breath to protect the world from threats. However, not all of these individuals take the stand for good. Some choose to use their new abilities for personal gain or to cause misery and chaos. The battle between those who fight for good and those who fight for evil is never-ending: waging on for centuries, destroying worlds and ending civilizations.

    These stories exist throughout time and space, crossing over to every point in the universe: all existing at the same time. Multiple versions of the same stories and events coincide with the different parallel worlds, producing new champions as decisions and choices create new timelines, thus altering the world around them. Every time a new choice is made, or a new idea is presented, an entirely new world is created. Sometimes the champions of other worlds are those who threaten it, and sometimes they remain the heroes they were meant to be.

    This is the story of just one of these worlds. It is a new world, without any decisions or events triggering the birth of its champions. So now, true believer, do you have what it takes to become the hero (or villain) you were meant to be? Lets hope so, otherwise we wouldn't have anything to write about!

    So, this is a reboot! Not just any reboot, a comic book reboot! The reboot to an entire franchise! Meaning characters, relationships, story arcs, and all the parts that make up the comic books we know and love, don't exist yet! That's where we come in.

    Take up the mantle of your favourite superhero, villain, vigilante, or anyone in between and join up to create the ultimate series reboot that any RP has ever seen. The main focus would be much like writing a comic book, with the characters interacting, forming teams, and taking down the bad guys, but there will be an overlaying theme/story arc to each "Chapter". For example: the bigger issue of a chapter could revolve around something like the famous Marvel story arc "The Super Human Civil War", in which SHIELD allied Heroes/Villains who have registered their identities with the government, duke it out with Heroes/Villains working for the non-registered "Resistance". There would be sub-plots and under laying issues concerning individual characters, but throughout the chapter, we would be focusing on the effects and issues surrounding the war.

    The franchise list for characters and the overall setting of the RP is countless: Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, Independent Comics, and more! Now, in terms of characters, we will all be playing rebooted franchise characters. This means that any characters who previously existed in comics either don't exist, or have I become their hero/villain identities just yet. This allows for some unique and interesting opportunities. While creating your character, you can consider of these options:

    • If your character is a hero in the mainstream comics, you are allowed by all means to turn him/her into a villain, and visa versa.

    • If you desire to play a genderbent version of the canon character, feel free to go ahead (Felicia Hardy becomes Felix Hardy, Bruce Wayne becomes Brianna Wayne, ect)

    In the end, how you make your character is up to you. The only thing I would say is try to make the characters as original as you can. This means trying to invent new names, backgrounds, and even maybe changing up the costumes for your character, be they good or evil.

    To make things a bit more interesting, every character will go through their origin story at the beginning of the RP. Once we get past the first chapter and create/establish the first heroes/villains in the world, we'll allow for instant hero/villain generation via an extra section in the character sheet.

    Anyways, post below and let me know what you think! We'll begin talking about plots, character reservations, and much more.

    Before anyone comments, I reserve Dylan Robertson (a.k.a) "The Amazing Spider-Man" as my character! I'll update this post with the CS once we have some interest generated.

    #1 mr_pibbs, Apr 29, 2014
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  2. The starting locations for this will be either Gotham City or New York.
  3. Okay I've currently reserved a spot for two people playing Zattana and her brother, as well as Supergirl. Anyone else interested in this?
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    Name: Zatanna 'Zee' Zatara

    Zatanna's nicknames include the Mistress of Magic, Princess of Prestidigitation, Zee, Z, Zanna, Zanny, and Magic Maid.

    Age: 16

    Appearance: Zatanna is a slender and petite female who is often seen wearing various female suits that fits her public role and occupation of being a homo-magi, or a natural born magician. Though whenever not into the whole suit thing, she switches it up with an edgy looking outfit of a white and black laced corset and skin tight yet comfortable leather jeans with heels. Her heels are specially made, the heel part being silver. But with a suit she usually wears stockings or fishnets with a top hat while the suit varies in both color and style and stands exactly at 5"7 weighing 115 pounds. She has long dark brown almost black hair and blue gray eyes with dimples whenever she smiles.

    Zatanna was born in Gotham city, New York under her rich and famous magician parents, Sindella Zatara and John Zatara known for their real magic tricks and being true magicians, surely living up to their race as a homomagi. Being a homomagi, you train and learn how to control your powers at age 5, however Zatanna seems to not know or cast any magic at all--and now past the age of 5 is yet to inherit any magical abilities naturally despite being born from two pure homomagis, Merely making her a human and nothing more while being her parents stage assistant when they're doing the magic tricks.

    However despite being a human, or Atleast not having magical powers like her family in actuality she is a 'late bloomer' with her magic powers and they're merely just in a comatose state. They won't awaken, not soon Atleast and Zatanna seems to be perfectly fine with being 'Human'. The first member of the Zatara family to not have powers -Or so it seems-, yet her parents teach her magic techniques and tricks anyways. How to pronounce things, what to do, what to say, what you need for certain rituals and etc, though most times she was often seen self teaching herself since she was 7, found in their library where all magical knowledge was found and can be read. Zatanna was always hopeful that her powers will come one day Atleast so she always muttered magic tricks -in backwards language if course- to herself as practice and sometimes hoping the magic tricks would work.

    She looks at Damian as a little brother, and is fairly good acquaintances with the John Constantine who teaches her and shows her some tricks and info on darker magic tricks he knows of.

    A Stage assistant of her father Zatara and Sindella Zatara.

    Relationship Status:
    The Man/Woman you will become:
    Zatanna Zatara
    Madame Mirage { possibly when older }

    Sample Post: You've seen how I RP >_<


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    Name: Damian Wayne

    Nicknames: Dami, Brat, Squirt, Demon Prince, Boy blunder, Bird brain, etc.

    Age: 15

    Appearance: Damian Wayne is about 5"5 tall and weighs 108 lbs. He has black hair and blue eyes actually but since he must act like he isn't in any way related to Thomas or Martha Wayne as a citizen, John Constantine used a spell that would change his eye color out in public to brown eyes. His blue eyes only revealing to certain people he finds noble enough to accept.

    For a 'youngster' he dresses pretty good and has a very expensive taste in fashion, but with Constantine's magic--name brands are free for him to just literally appear out of pure nothingness and so it sticks. Damian may seem like some 'little kid boy' but in truth he's a pretty snarky and quick witted kid, so don't underestimate him even in combat.

    Background: Being resurrected, Damian Wayne is raised somewhere in New York by one powerful and known magic user, John Constantine who is being his adoptive father figure in a way because--well, he has to and accepted it after a few months. Damian was always an only child, and was spoiled. John Constantine, being sure to spoil the kid as much as he can and can afford, though Damian was always the type who refused to 'take money from anyone' preferring to work for things and earn it rather than live an easy life of doing nothing. He was unlike most kids who would dream to become him, a spoiled kid who would accept anything and use the money given to them to spend on themselves as an advantage and this somewhat often surprised john that he was different than other kids, so he made Damian work as he pleased. Damian often volunteering to do things like washing the dishes or something and earning himself the rewards, rejecting down the offer of 'doing nothing, get rewarded', and going with 'doing something good, get rewarded'.

    Damian is a freshman in high school, and being a Wayne despite having a different and new father, he still dresses classy to meet the needs even though he acts like Thomas and Martha are not his parents since he has to. Now that constantine is raising Damian, it means that this act is a must as it wouldn't make sense for a kid well known who had died now 'magically come back to life'. But thankfully, Damian also looks like Constantine, facial feature wise somewhat, so they seem like an actual father-son family and that had helped them along the way as citizens.

    Living with John Constantine in a fairly large one family house that simply just holds them two inside, Damian always liked the house. Despite john being a heavy chain smoker the house mostly smelt like incense and lit candles for the most part which helped block the smell and shield Damian from smelling 'improper' as a child and he seemed accustomed to johns terrible quirks. While at home he's like any other kid around his age probably, playing video games here and there, watching tv, and even training himself.

    Occupation: Doesn't have or need a job yet. He chooses not to until later on when he's older.

    Relationship Status: Single, but he's 15. Probably the youngest.

    The Man/Woman you will become: Robin

    Sample Post: (can be from Civilian POV or Hero/Villain POV. Must be 3 paragraphs minimum)

    Other: (include any additional information here)
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  6. Sweet. Anyone else interested? I'll post the CS once we have three people
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    Name: John Constantine


    Age: 31




    Relationship Status: Single.

    The Man/Woman you will become: John Constantine

    Sample Post: (can be from Civilian POV or Hero/Villain POV. Must be 3 paragraphs minimum)

    Other: (include any additional information here)
    #7 N/A, Apr 30, 2014
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  8. XD it should be up later when we have one more person.

    Heads up: everyone will be starting as normal civilians (unless they were born with their powers like Superman or Steven Strange), so the basic super hero stuff will be coming a bit later on.
  9. So everyone normal citizens = backstory ? XD
  10. Yeah, pretty much. We'll start out with the heroes/villains being civilians, then give them ther origin story. In the case of a character who has a tragic story like Batman (parents killed as a child, began to dress up like a Bat), you can be closer to becoming a hero/villain then others were (ex. Spider-Man won't get his powers until a trip to OSCORP), or can already have started acting as a hero/villain but aren't in the public eye just yet.
  11. Oh ok. XD
  12. Still looking for interested people!
  13. Hey, I was wondering, would Kara be a civilian? I was joking about the whole toxic waste thing... Maybe she can be like Superman? More importantly, instead of his cousin, she'd be his sister, and, unlike him, she hasn't 100% tapped into her powers. (Atleast this way I could stick civilian somehow). Then there could be a whole backstory as to why they were separated for so long. OR sent apart or whatever. Then I guess I could show her experiencing her powers for the first time, completely, either with Superman's help or not.
  14. Yeah, the point is to establish us as civilians before we become heroes/villains, this generating a whole new world of heroes and villains with their own distinctive personalities and back stories.
  15. Bump.
    I hope more will join!
  16. Hey, hey. Is this still open? :)
  17. Yes it certainly is!
  18. Who would you like to play?
  19. I didn't quite understand, can we make our own characters? I mean like... new characters and not play already existing characters?
  20. Oh yeah, you can make your own heroes/villains/vigilantes if you want.

    The original plan is to take an existing hero like Batman, rewrite his story/change his character to suit an entirely new story.
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