Death of the Multiverse
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anit-Matter Universe
Re: The Create-A-Hero RPG Season II OOC Thread
Create a Hero RPG SEASON II Application
Character you have created: Desmond Rhodes
Speech Color (Actually say what you're using, don't go "Like this", or what not): Century Gothic
Character Alignment: Hero
Character Personality: Desmond, much like his father, Hades, is grim and morbid, though incredibly loyal to those that gain his trust. He rarely makes lasting relationships with anyone other than his mother, whom he loves with all his heart.
At school, he is a loner, other than his best friend Penny. The two have been inexplicably drawn to each other since the day they met.
Though this loner attitude is purely Desond’s decision. He is a handsome boy, and is often the target of girls’ crushes at school.
Uniform/costume: The best way I can describe it is it will be much like Blade’s, but underneath the long, leather trench coat, he’ll have black, Greek armor, and he’ll wear a very Spartan-like black helmet.
Origin Info/Details: On a trip to the world of the living, Hades, one of the Gods of Olympus, was struck by the beauty of a young woman, and laid with her, conceiving a child. Hades revealed who he was to her , and begged her to keep the child, believing that the baby would one day grow into a great hero, the likes of which have not been seen since the days of Heracles and Achilles.
Karen Rhodes, the mother, named the newborn baby boy Desmond, and Hades granted the mother and son unlimited wealth as a way of compensating for the boy not having a father. But Karen did not bring the boy up in a lavish palace. They lived a middle class life, even though they could be the richest people on the face of the earth.
Desmond grew up a lonely and aloof child. He would often be seen loitering in graveyards and outside hospitals, obviously attracted by places that death surrounded. He made no friends, and those that tried were often scared off by the boy’s morbid fascinations.
One thing Desmond did love and enjoy was fencing and the martial arts. He trained with the best available teachers, and was a master combatant by the age of 15.
At the beginning of high school, he met Penelope Avalon, and instantly the two became the best of friends. His mother hoped he was coming out of his shell, but he still only associated with Penny, and no one else.
During the alien invasion, Desmond began to notice changes occurring in rapid succession. He seemed to be getting stronger by the day, he was able to catch a fly with ease, and he was more agile than ever. More importantly, or shocking, was that he could see and hear the dead. Every time a city was destroyed or a group of people were snuffed out, Desmond could sense their souls heading to the afterlife.
Now, as the rebuilding continues, the pantheon of heroes is about to receive another ally, and Hades will send one of his minions to train his son to be the hero he’s destined to be.
Hero Type: Supernatural (Demigod, Son of Hades)
Power Level: City Level
Powers: Being the son of a God, Desmond was granted with extraordinary powers that he has only now begun to grow into. His strength, agility, and reaction time are all at super human levels, as all demigods.
On top of these, Desmond also gains the specific powers of his parentage. As the son of Hades he’s empowered with the strength of the Underworld. He’s able to summon hellfire at will, and cannot be burned by earthly fire. He also gains the ability to conceal himself in shadow, transport through shadows, and to construct shadow constructs as offensive weapons. He also gains a small power over the Earth, and is able to open up small fissures, or create small tremors.
Desmond’s most important power, however, is that of Necromancy. He is able to summon the dead to do his bidding, including fighting for him, being his watch dog, or spying on his enemies..
Just to be clear, he hasn’t been trained in any of these powers as of yet, nor can he use them to anywhere near their full potentials. For example he can only shoot a few fireballs or summon one skeletal warrior to aid him. That is why I listed him as a street level.
Strength Level: 50tons
Speed/Reaction Timing Level: 30 MPH
Endurance at MAXIMUM Effort: 3 hours
Fighting Skill: Mastered (unless this bumps me up to a level 3, then it’ll be Trained).
Weaknesses: Des’s powers weaken during the day, due to the fact he is technically an agent of the underworld. His superhuman strength and agility are decreased, and he cannot shadow transport or use his abilities to make darkness constructs. His necromancy is also weakened.
His fire powers are unaffected.
Supporting Characters (Does your character have a significant other? A mother? Friend? Who are they, what do they have to do with your character?):
Karen Rhodes, his mother. She obviously knows of Desmond’s descent, but has yet to tell her son about his father. She is a loving mother, and one of the two people that Desmond trusts completely.
Penelope Avalon, his best, and only, friend. From the moment the met when the two of them reached high school, they were instantly drawn to one another. Penny often sticks up for Desmond when boys pick on hi at school. She is by all standards a beautiful girl, and is a cheerleader at school.
Chiron “The Trainer of Heroes” Chiron will be introduced to train Desmond in the ways of a hero, and how to control his powers.
Hades. I don't plan on having Desmond's God father be introduced for a while.
List a few reasons why you've created that character:
I saw the commercial for the Percy Jackson movie. I have no idea what the series is like, but the idea of a Greek demigod living in a world of superheroes really intrigued me. And on top of that, I wanted to make him be the son of the Underworld, making him a very unconventional hero.
What can you bring to the RPG?: I feel like I am a decent RPer, with a very interesting character to bring to life.
Do you know how to post pictures on the hype boards?: Yes
I swing the front door open and plop my book bag in the hallway and head up to the kitchen for a snack before I hear mom’s voice come from the living room, “Des, is that you?”
“Yea, ma. I’m starving I’m going to grab something to eat,” I respond opening up the fridge and grabbing the second half of the Subway sandwich mo had last nigh. I unwrap the sub and stuff my face.
“Oh, well, could you come down here once you do that? I have something to tell you,” she says. She sounds worried, or nervous, which worries me.I hurry down the stairs, my cheeks still full with sandwich.
“Ebery fing-Hey…” I say swallowing the huge bite at the sight of the gigantic man sitting on the couch across from my mother, “who are you?”
He stands, towering over me, and offers me his hand, which I shake, “My name is Chiron, Desmond. And we have a lot to speak about.”