The Ultimate Marvel Roleplaying Universe! IC Link Greetings true believers, and welcome to the Ultimate Marvel Roleplaying Universe. Or, "Earth-1212" if you want to get technical. This is a new style of super hero RP, taking the Marvel Universe and basically giving it a reboot of our own. In the vast and unexplored regions of the Marvel multiverse, existing somewhere between Earth-616 (main Marvel-verse) and the "Ultimate Comics" Universe, lays a new and previously undiscovered world known as Earth-1212. This world is still relatively new and has yet to experience the thrills, chills, and exploits that it's fellow universes have gone through. However, its only a matter of time before the Heroes and Villains of this world dive right into the fray, challenging each other constantly for their own reasons. There isn't really a solid story per say, but this RP will follow a series of linear stories based upon either original ideas, famous Marvel Comic's story arcs (such as the Superhero Registration Act, Days of Future Past, or House of M), or a combination of the two (instead of the Secret Wars being fought against other villains/heroes, its being fought against alternate reality versions of our characters). We'll be adding more story arcs to this page as the RP progresses, but generally they would follow the 3 act system of storytelling: The heroes/villains find out about the event, begin teaming up/jump into the situation, and the resolution that leads into the next big story arc. Inside of these major stories will be a group of smaller stories that will primarily be created from character interaction (example: During the "Brand New Day" story arc, Tony Stark decides to quit the Avengers and life as Iron Man, but eventually comes back when he realizes his teammates need him). ------- Character Roster (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Roster (open) Character Roster (close) We'll be accepting up to eight players. You may may have up to three characters (if you can handle it, that is). You are also allowed to play either a Hero, Villain, or somebody Walking the Line between Good and Evil. We may be allowing more people to join later on, but 8 is our starting cut-off number. 1.) Peter Parker / Spider-Man - Sora1297 2.) Steve Rogers / Captain America and Howard the D.U.C.C. - Razilin 3.) Laura Kinney / X-23 - Ravenbelle 4.) Erik Lensherr / Magneto - PastaSentient 5.) Tony Stark / Iron Man and Desiree Jordan / Mindfreak - SavMarie43 6.) Rachel Summers / Pheonix - Pepper 7). Frank Castle / The Punisher - BarrenThin 8). Janet van Dyne / The Wasp - Seeking Calliope ------- Waiting List: For those who wish to join, but all spots are taken at the time. 1.) Reserved for - XxFalloutxX 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Character Roster (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Roster (open) Character Roster (close) ------- Story Arcs (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Story Arcs (open) Story Arcs (close) Those arcs highlighted in Green are completed, while those highlighted in Red are the arc we're currently doing, and those highlighted in Yellow are arcs we haven't gotten to yet, but are planning for the future or are up next. Footnote: Each page we reach in the IC counts as an "Issue" for the story arc (ex. If it takes 12 pages to finish the first story, then that story will be comprised of issues 1-12. The next issue will start at 12 and begin the cycle again) ~~ Descriptions by Stan Lee! ~~ ... impersonator "Rise of the Synthetic Seven" Description: "Egads! What a way to start things off! The aftermath of a prison riot leads to seven of the most deadly super villains out of the Treskellion Institute: Electro, Hydro-Man, Thousand, Absorbing Man, Swarm, Sandman, and Spot! Each of them have history with a certain wall-crawler and are out for revenge! However, these troublesome baddies have a much more sinister plan yet to be set in motion. Using the technology of Doctor Otto Octavius, they plan to splice the DNA of all New Yorker's with whatever they want, making the entire city just like them! With the clock ticking, our heroes must set aside their differences and band together to conquer this terrible foe!" ------- Established Teams and Members (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Established Teams and Members (open) Established Teams and Members (close) This option won't really apply to the beginning of the RP, but if we choose to increase our total player limit, then this will be used to help keep track of the Teams and their members. Professor Charles Xavier's "X-Men": SHIELD's "The Avenger's": "The Marvel Knights": "The Fantastic Four": "Currently Unnamed Player Controlled Super Villain Group": "Cult of the Synoptic": ------- Character Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheet (open) Character Sheet (close) **Note: "Walking the Line" pertains to characters who act like heroes sometimes, and villains other times. Examples of this would be Black Widow, Deadpool, Punisher, and Wolverine (they all kill when required, but normally work for the good guys).** You're also allowed to play Original Characters, but must have the GM's approval before creating one. Any already known Marvel character is up for grabs (except a select few such as Thanos), but feel free to ask if the character you want to use would be allowed in an RP setting. Name: (First, Last. Middle name and Nicknames are optional) Appearance: (photograph or drawn image) Alias: Hero, Walking-the-line, or Villain: (Hero, Villain, or Undecided/Walking the Line between Good and Evil) Age: (12-78 for humans) Appearance: (If they have a civilian look, include an image of it as well. Wether you use real or drawn images is up to you, as it really doesn't matter). Background and Hero/Villain Origins: (info on your characters life and a run-through of their origin story. Should be three paragraphs minimum). Powers/Abilities: (Can be made-up, or posted from Wikipedia) Weaknesses/Tragic Flaw: (For every power, there is a weakness. Tell us about the things that make your character vulnderable) Hero/Villain Relationships: (Do you have any heroic/villainous best friends? Perhaps you are associated with a team, or have a fling with another costumed character? This can and should be updated as the RP goes on. I can take care of that if you won't) Occupation: (Optional, if your character has an alternate identity) Other: (include any additional information here) Sample Post: (can be from Civilian POV or Hero/Villain POV. Must be 3 paragraphs minimum) ------- My Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) My Sheet (open) My Sheet (close) Civilian Looks (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Civilian Looks (open) Civilian Looks (close) But with bulky black glasses similar to those he wore in "The Amazing Spider-Man". Spider-Man (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Spider-Man (open) Spider-Man (close) Name: Peter Richard Parker Alias: Incredible Sensational Ultimate Bombastic Superior Ultimate Traditional Radical Unlimited Avenging Exceptional Extraordinary The "Amazing" Spider-Man Hero, Walking-the-line, or Villain: Hero, bordering Vigilante status. Peter is also considered a "menace" by the Media thanks to the suspicious nature of his actions. Age: 17 Background and Hero/Villain Origins: ~~~~~~~~ Peter's Life ~~~~~~~~ Peter Parker was born and raised in New York City. He had a normal childhood growing up until he turned 4, when he discovered somebody apparently had broken into his home. His father, Richard, had been working on some kind of research dealing with spiders for the past four years, but he always warned Peter that his work could make bad men show up. He told Peter never to let them near his work and didn't even allow Peter to glance at his progress, despite his love of science and learning. Upon discovering the break in, his father quickly collected the notes in his office and destroyed any evidence of his research. Peter's mother, grabbed Peter's things quickly and retrieved a special suitcase she had made for her and Richard if they needed a quick getaway. They soon drove to the residence of Peter's Uncle Ben and Aunt May, who lived in a townhouse located in Forest Hills, Queens. Shortly after arriving, Peter was left with his godparents while he watched Richard and Mary drive off into the rain. Later that month, it was reported that both of Peter's parents had died in a plane crash, making Peter now officially an orphan. Peter still doesn't quite understand why they left, but assumes it had something to do with his father's work at OSCORP. However, his Uncle Ben and Aunt May did their best to act like good parents/guardians and did a fine job of raising him. Unfortunately for Peter, Uncle Ben was shot and killed in July 2012, nearly weeks after he had been bitten by the radioactive spider. But, that's a longer story I'll save for next time because we all know it. Peter wasn't the most popular kid when it came to school, but he wasn't a nerd either. He fell into his own sort of social group along with his other friends which they decided to call "Inbetweeners", meaning they weren't popular, but they also weren't outcasts. He has a small circle of friends he really trusts that have been with him since he was 6 years old. They all had various interests and opinions on certain things, but somehow they worked well as friends. Together they formed a sort of odd friendship that most people would think was absolutely strange. They all had their places in the group: there was the "pretty one", the "super nerd", the "sports enthusiast", and so on. Peter fell into the category of the "smart-ass" for his opinionated views and takes on various things. Plus, Peter had always been able to make humorous remarks about almost everything, so it seemed fair to give him a new trait category. Peter attends Midtown Highschool. His strong suits are the Sciences (a trait he apparently inherited from his father), English, Math and Drama. What he fails at, unfortunately, is anything involving strenuous physical activity, or violence. Mostly, this pertains to Gym Class. Peter is able to keep up with everyone else, sure, but he's defiantly not the most active kid at school. If you had to rank him on a scale of 1-100 for how physically fit he was, Peter would fall somewhere into the 20-30 range. Peter has virtually no upper or lower body strength, making tasks like carrying heavy objects difficult for him. He's been trying to beef up not only for himself, but also to impress girls. Unfortunately after an incident in which the bar was quite literately "dropped" (right onto his chest), Peter gym membership was taken away and he was told to stick to jogging instead. Sometimes stuff goes right for him, sometimes things don't. He's just your average teenage guy with spider-like superpowers trying to make it in the Big Apple. ~~~~~~~~ Origin Story ~~~~~~~~ On a personal trip to the OSCORP building in New York to try and learn more about a man his father had worked with, Dr. Curtis Connors, Peter found himself essentially breaking into a room shrouded in a mysterious blue light. Inside of the room, was some kind of device he could only assume was monitoring a genetically modified spider breeding program. The spider's, which he had previously learned about from investigating his father's work (and by looking at old photos, helping him to recognize the breed when he saw it), had been gifted with extraordinary abilities far beyond those of their arachnid brothers and sisters. However, he accidentally disrupted the program and the artificially created web fluid holding the spider's retracted into the ceiling and a barrage of the creepy-crawlies fell right onto poor Peter. Desperately swiping them off and onto the floor, Peter's panicked state forced him to miss one of the spider's, which bit the back of his neck shortly afterwards. He soon left the blue room, where he encountered Gwen Stacy, who worked as an OSCORP intern at the time. Promptly, he was asked by her to leave the OSCORP building, as he had stolen a name tag to be used by Rodrigo Guevara. During his subway ride home, Peter was pestered by some unpleasant folk. He already hadn't been feeling good, but one of the men decided to place his beer upon the sleeping teenager's head. Promptly after, a series of events occurred where Peter discovered he had inherited strange and frightening abilities. After he returned to his Uncle and Aunt's house, Peter commented on how he wasn't feeling well and spent the night dealing with horrific hot-flashes and symptoms of venom poisoning. The next day, he promptly Googled his symptoms and various types of spider-bites to see what the damage could be. However, his search came up fruitless and he eventually discovered his newfound power's had no negative side-effects (aside from having to deal with his newfound strength, sticking hands, and of course, that weird tingling feeling in the back of his head whenever he was about to be hit with a dodgeball in gym class). A year later, Peter found an old abandoned subway station where his father apparently hid videotapes concerning his disappearance and the work he was doing for OSCORP at the time. The genetically modified spider's were created and infused with Richard Parker's DNA, meaning that only those in his gene pool could successfully modify the spider's. This also explained why Peter's transformation into Spider-Man had been successful, whereas using the same formula, Dr. Connors was transformed into the terrifying Lizard. Shortly after his uncle Ben was killed by a mugger, Peter donned a vigilante's outfit (comprised of a red mask, sunglasses, and civilian clothes) to track down the thug. Eventually, he found the man responsible, but not before the infamous "Carnage Killer", Cletus Kassidy, got to him years later. While searching for the mugger however, Peter designed himself a proper suit and became the web-slinging superhero known as Spider-Man. Why did he do this? For uncle Ben. Uncle Ben always said to Peter: "with great power, comes great responsibility". Now that he was gifted with an amazing power, Peter knew that he was meant to protect New York from its seedy underbelly, searching out and thwarting crimes wherever he went: not because it was his right or duty, but because it was his responsibility as a superhero. Powers/Abilities: Wall climbing, web slinging via web cartridges and web shooters, enhanced speed, agility, strength and eyesight. He also harnesses a "Spider-Sense" ability that allows him to detect whenever danger is near or something is wrong in his surroundings. On top of being able to fire webs from his web shooters, his body can also produce natural webbing that is about 10X stronger then the artificial stuff, but he rarely uses it for two important reasons: 1. It requires him to squeeze down on his wrist with his other hand, applying pressure depending on how far he wants the webs to go. On top of the pressure, he needs to continuously press down in order to keep the webs coming. 2. The webs that are produced naturally come directly from an area in his wrists (like the way they were produced in the 1st Spider-Man movie) and as they are fired, they cause a massive burning and painful sensation in his wrist which usually drains him of energy. He only uses his natural webs when needed (ex. Pinning down the Hulk or gargantuan villains so they can't squash the Spider, creating an extreme durable temporary shield that will hold a falling building so he can try to rescue as many of its residents as possible). Weaknesses/Tragic Flaw: Bullets, Knives, Mind Control, Having his power's sucked from his body, Explosions, and pretty much anything that would kill a normal human being. He's also a bit of a cocky kid as he's not properly gotten the hang of being a superhero just yet. His wise ass remarks normally get himself and those he cares for (of his teammates) into trouble, but aside from that he's not immune to anything (except maybe small doses of radiation) Hero/Villain Relationships: None really, but as of a year ago, he's been invited to join some kind of super-secret Boy-Band by the current SHIELD director known as "The Avengers". Peter prefers working alone, however. At the present time, he doesn't want to join up. He's also getting close with a younger girl named Laura Kinney, who he first met as Peter Parker when doing a report on prostitution in Manhattan. He met her a second time as Spider-Man after the club owner reported a disturbance with some local gangs. He occasionally pops by the club she works at as Peter and gives her shawarma. After hearing what she's been through, he figured she needed a friend (or at least somebody to vent to). Occupation: High School student, but works as a freelance reporter and website designer for the Daily Bugle (despite their Anti-Spider-Man views). Other: • Peter normally has contact lens, but often chooses to just wear his bulky prescription glasses. • In a sheer act of boredom one day, Peter invented his own theme song, which he has spread around the city thanks to his secret identity. • Spider-Man also may have some supporters across the city, but for the most part, people hate his guts. Even after he got a job taking photographs of Spider-Man for a newspaper called the Daily Bugle, he received more hard-on press coverage, calling Spidey a "menace to the city". Despite all the hate he gets, Peter still finds reason (most of the time) to protect the people of New York and ensure their safety against super villains and criminals. Sample Post (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Sample Post (open) Sample Post (close) CHU-CHUNK (shotgun cocking and handling sound). "Now then, are we gonna cause 'nother issue or is we gon' cooperate now?" The armoured thug asked as he held the shotgun at the bank manager. "Whus the combination on da security system?" The terrified balding man shook with fear and began to cry. "T-The c-combination I-is... 3..8..5...6...4...2...9.." he cried out in between terrified gasps. "N-Now p-please... L-let us... G-g-go.." The armoured thug looked at his associates, who nodded and let out a laugh. The thug pointed his shotgun into the air and fired off a warning shot, which was followed by the screams of many terrified citizens who were held hostage during the bank robbery. "ALRIGHT!!" he yelled, "AIN'T NOBODY TRY SOMETHING FUNNY, OTHERWISE YOU'S ALL GON' DIE!! GOTS IT?!?" The horrified crowd of bankers, customers and children nodded silently as the echoes of the shotgun still rung in the hollowed ceiling. The thug motioned for one of his companions to enter the combination into the keypad and with many loud clicking sounds, the massive metallic door swung open and exposed the approximate $12,000,000 in cash that rest inside the bank. "We're rich, Scruff!!" one of the criminals exclaimed with a cheer and a holler as she grabbed a gym bag they had brought, starting to fill it with money. Scruff and the others stayed behind to watch the hostages and prevent them from trying anything funny. Just as Scruff was about to reload after the warning shot, he noticed a bizarrely horrified look on the bank manager's face. As if getting robbed wasn't enough to make the frail old man frightened, now he looked as if he had seen a ghost. "EH?! WHAT'RE YOU'S STARIN AT, FOUR-EYES?" Scruff shouted at the man before he heard it. RATTATATATATATATATAATATATATA! "SON OF A-AAAAAAGH!" THIWP-THWIP-THWIP! "NUFF! MIIMRRMUN'S HRR!!" (muffled for "Scruff! Spider-Man's here!" Scruff turned around and looked at the man who had rushed into the vault. He was now strung up and muffled by what appeared to be webs. Having seen this type of object before, Scruff realized almost instantly who the puke green webs belonged to. "THE SPIDER'S HERE!!" Scruff yelled, aiming his gun towards the roof. "HE'S LURKING AROUND SOMEWHERE IN THE SHADOW'S! FIND 'IM, AND KILL 'IM!!" The others nodded their heads as they went in search of the Web-Slinger. To ensure himself with extra protection, Scruff ran over to the bank manager and grabbed him by his shirt, aiming the gun at his head. "GET OUT NOW, SPIDER! YOU'S GOT NO BUSINESS HERE! IF ANY OF MY MEN SEE OR HEARS YOU, THEN THE OLD MAN GETS IT! Great... Thank you so much, Parker Luck. Peter thought as he looked down at the crime scene from the shadows of the roof. The 17 year old superhero shook his head in annoyance as he slowly crawled along the roof. fired a web towards the thug directly below him and strung him up like the others, muffling him before he could scream. Alright, the big one has a shotgun... He's obviously the leader and by far the most dangerous person in this room... Aside from me. He's scared, so I can use that to my advantage. The only thing I have to worry about aside from being shot, is the personal hostage. I'll take out his buddies silently, then save the old guy, then go for him. If playing all those Assassin's Creed games has taught me anything, its that darkness combined with good stealth skills, makes a powerful weapon against your enemies... And they say video games don't reach people stuff. Ha! Peter nodded as he thought of his plan and slowly crept along the walls of the bank, moving closer to another thug before he strung her up like her buddies. During this time, Scruff backed up into the vault and seemingly forced the old man to pack the money for him. Spider-Man continued to cycle around the room and pick off the thugs, quickly zipping out of sight when somebody saw him. The second time this happened, the thug shouted and Scruff fired his shotgun as a warning. Spidey quickly directed his attention into the vault at Scruff to make sure he hadn't killed the manager. Thankfully, he didn't, but it was clear Scruff was terrified. Spider-Man knew that Scruff was a thief, not a murderer. If he could play to this weakness, then Scruff might go willingly. If not... Then things might get complicated. After Spidey finally strung up the last of the thugs, Scruff looked around the room and saw his friends had been all been abducted. Immediately, the thug panicked. Adjusting the shotgun so it was positioned at the old man's left temple, Scruff shouted "SPIDER!!! YOU COME ANYWHERE NEAR ME AND I'LL SHOOT! HIS BLOOD WILL BE ON YOUR HANDS!" His eyes darted around the room, desperately looking for wherever Spider-Man may have crawled. Little did he know, Spidey was positioned on the wall a few feet behind him. "HERE'S HOW ITS GONNA WORK: YOU'S GONNA LET MY BOYS GO, THEN ESCORT US OUTTA HERE! I'M NOT GOING BACK TO JAIL 'CUZ OF YOU!" Scruff continued shouting, still looking around. As his eyes landed on the wall behind him, Spidey had already flung himself back to the roof. Scruff's face was now getting red from fear and panic, a factor which Spider-Man knew would make him more dangerous. A desperate man could do unspeakable things to get his way. "SAY SOMETHING, SPIDER!" "CROTCH!" Spidey replied, kicking himself off of the wall and opening his legs to wrap around Scruff's head. The thug shouted in fear and reacted too late. By the time he had aimed his shotgun at Spider-Man, the hero already had a tight leg-grip on his neck. Ripping the gun away from Scruff, Spider-Man heaved with all his strength and pulled himself backwards, forcing Scruff into a downwards spiral. The force of his pull was so powerful, it flipped Scruff onto his back in mid air, forcing him to land with a loud thud. As the dazed thug lay on his back paralyzed in shock from the attack, Spidey didn't hesitate to act. Clicking away at his Web-Shooters, Spidey began spraying Scruff to the floor with webbing. When he regained himself both physically and mentally from the attack, Scruff struggled to free himself from the webs, but to no avail. "AAAGHHHH!! SOMEBODY HELP ME! GET AWAY! THIS GUY'S NUTS!!" Scruff yelled as Spider-Man started to go around and check on the hostages. With a fake gasp of surprise, Spider-Man ran over to the criminal and began caressing his face. "Shhh, shhh. Don't cry little baby... Look, Uncle Spidey found your pacifier." he whispered in a mocking tone. In a lighting quick motion, he fired a web at the man's mouth and muffled his cries for help. Spidey then reached into his utility belt and pulled out a small knife. Poking a hole in the webbing around Scruff's mouth, he felt a small blast of air as the thug began breathing rapidly again. "That takes care of that.." Spider-Man said to himself as he shoved the knife back into its portable state, then shoved it into his belt. Spidey looked towards the bank owner and nodded his head. "I think that takes care of your problem then, sir. Go ahead and alert the authorities, the web's will hold these guys for about an hour." Spidey explained before he gave a small wave and started to run off. The bank manager, however, got up and ran over to Spider-Man, still shaking with fear from the events prior. Flagging down the webhead, the bank manager took the masked hero's hand and shook it vigorously, smiling. "Thank you Spider-Man... If it weren't for you, those ruffians would've gotten away and we all might have been dead right now." Spidey shook his head and gave the man a pat on the back before he fired two webs close to the open window he had entered from. The man watched him with an awe stricken expression, before Spider-Man proudly chimed out "Think nothing of it, sir. Just another good-deed from your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man!" Tipping an imaginary hat, he backed up, using the webs as a slingshot and launched himself out of the window. Flying into the busy streets of New York, he aimed at a nearby building and fired another strand. As he swung into the afternoon air, he heard a roar of applause coming from the bank. With a sigh, he smiled contently under his mask. Another job well done, Spidey. Now then... Where's a good place to have lunch in the Bronx? Peter thought as he swung off into New York City, his stomach growling from a hard day's work.