Discussion in 'RPG Archives' started by UltimateRPGs, Jul 6, 2009.
But that wasn't your idea.
That can easily be solved with Gallagher's death
People of Earth don't know that something like kryptonite could even exist at this point in the UDC history, let alone have any way of knowing whether it could hurt Superman or not, since there's been no opportunity to test such a thing on Superman himself. At this point, I don't think that Clark has even revealed Krypton's name to Earth yet. They just know he's an alien, so even the word "kryptonite" has no context yet. The same principle also goes for red solar radiation. This early in Superman's history, no one on Earth but him could possibly know that it negates his powers, or have any reason for thinking so.
Really not trying to be mean here, but looking at the "Why this character?" question in your application (along with a lot of the content so far), rather than wanting to develop Adams' character as a unique individual, it seems like you just want to foreshadow an impending fight with Superman (and like I said, many elements of that foreshadowing have no basis at this point in time, like kryptonite, the mention of the as-yet unestablished JLA, and the red sun radiation brought up in your app).
Their stealing our ideas. I second the idea of suing them. Also, In2Minds I've been treating Desaad as an NPC in my arc so no I won't be roleplaying him. If anything he'll just be used to advance the story arc.
.Screen name: Mr. Majestic
.Character you wish to portray: William Bendix (Lucas Trent) Midnighter
.Hero, villain, or walking the line?: Hero
.Powers and physical attributes:William is a human with artificial enhancements. Each improvement gives him an array of abilities. For instance his, Battle Precognition. Which gives him the ability to predict how a battle will happen before it begins. One of the upgrades include a fighting implant that has a combat computer that allows William to run through a given combat situation millions of times in his mind, almost instantly covering nearly every possible result before the first punch is even thrown. He can use this information to predict the actions and reactions of his opponents, countering their moves almost before they can even think to make them. It also works by letting him see the outcome of the battle he wants and working backwards following the right steps to get there.
He has fiber lined muscles increasing his strength and also his speed. His speed is to the point that he can move faster than the human eye in a quick speed burst (A good quality to have for the element of surprise). Williams durability, coordination, and reflexes are all enhanced.
(This Implant yet not active)An additional implant is his Survival implant. Its used to keep him fighting in the worst of circumstances. He has what is called Pain receptor control. He can turn his pain receptors on and off so he can keep fighting when the pain would stop a normal man. The pain is not totally cut off that is why his healing factor is also very helpful. William heals much faster than a normal human. Along with his healing he also has a super enhanced immune system.
(This implant yet not active) Another implant is his Tactical senses. This sense allows William to identify any modifications or powers in anyone he looks at, as well as how they work, so he can defeat them. He can also detect the increased electrical activity in an opponents brain.
(These implants yet not active) Telescopic vision, Thermal Vision, and enhanced hearing that enable him to directionally tune into where exactly he wants to hear.
.Origin and backstory (as you see it):Lucas Trent was a very successful serial killer in the streets of Gotham, he was just one of the many few who jeopardize the citizens of what has come to be known to some as Bloody Gotham. At the age of just 20 Lucas Trent alias Gotham Butcher was known in everyone house hold. He seemed to be almost untouchable till he had killed a young man by the name of William Bendrix. The kill was successful and clean just like every other kill he has done. The only thing different from this kill is that the boys father was Henry Bendrix. He worked for the US government developing mobile weapons that was operated through a combination of manual controls and cybernetic uplink. After his sons death Henry couldnt see himself living without his son. So he decided to do what every genius scientist would do, bring him back. First thing he did was found out who the Gotham Butcher was. Once he go the information he located the Butcher also known as Lucas. He fallowed him studying him to help uncover who his next kill would be so he would be there to interfere.
Once Henry known who Lucas was going to kill he had switch places with the victim. When Lucas had entered the room to kill what he thought to be his next victim he instead was stuck with a needle in the neck before he could take 5 steps into the apartment. When he woke he was strapped down from head to toe. He couldnt move anything such as a finger. From there Henry Bendrix told Lucas why he was lying there and what was going to happen to him. After that Mr. Bendrix erased Lucas entire memory and implanted his owns sons memories into Lucass mind. Not only did he put his sons memories in the mind of a serial killer he also put his personality as well but he didnt stop there he also changed Lucass face so it would resemble that of his sons. When he was about to finish he came to the conclusion that this wasnt enough, what will stop something else from happening to his son and him losing him again? He decided to do more so he used his own invention that he was post to make for the military, his bodily enhancements. He did this so nothing will ever take his son away from him again.
Being that the operation was a success Mr. Bendix had already had a cover story ready. Seeing that the Gotham Butcher never leaves a body or a single clue only thing he sends is a post card to the family with a picture of their love ones letting them know that they are dead. When Henry received his post card he never informed the police so it wasnt hard at all for Bendix to bring his son back to life.
5 months after William being back he went on to live what he thought to be his life. Everything seems just how he remembers it but as of late he has been feeling like something has been missing in his life. He is on a search to found out what it is.
.The burning question - Why this character?:Why not this character is the question you all should ask yourself. I figure since everyone and their mother where being characters pretty much from the Batman family tree, I said to myself Self you should join in on the fun. I thought to myself Maybe you are right but everyone is taken. Then I thought who is a character who would fit in the Batman type environment? The answer was Midnighter.
.How will this version of your character differ from others? How will it be Ultimate?:Well to start I change everything about him. The only thing that is the same is the fact that Henry Bendix put the implants in him. This Midnighter will be younger and not so much of a killer, yet. He is in his building stage, hes not going to be the Midnighter off the jump Im going to show how he got there and why. Also he is going to have a split personality.
.What do you believe you can bring to the RPG?: A another character who shall also be in the streets of Gotham City, you know the city of justice, the city of love, the city of peace, for everyone of us. Also another character and creative mind. Oh yeah another bad ass.
.Provide a sample post as the character you wish to portray, in three paragraphs or more: Lucas lay on a surgery table looking up at nothing but lights. For a moment he began to think Is this what all my victims feels like right before Im about to kill them? Scared? Confused? Wondering if they will ever see the light of day again? A normal person wouldnt understand why they would be in a situation like this but Lucas knew first hand why he was where he was. Only question running through his mind was how he got caught. A doors opens and he the sound of foots steps approaching, is very obvious that his question was about to be answered. Once the man stood beside Lucas he grab a syringe from off a near by table.
You are probably wondering how did I catch you? Mr. Bendix ask.
The thought did cross my mind, doc. Lucas replied.
Before responding Henry gave out a slight chuckle. Im no doctor Im a scientist, a really smart one to add.
I kind of got that part since Im the one on the table and not you.
Henry paused for a moment before he said anything.
It might as well be me, you have already killed me.
Well if you like we can switch places and Ill gladly do it again.
I meant fugitively speaking.
I know what you meant, Im a killer not stupid.
Henry then put it upon himself to stop talking and get right down to business. He stuck the needle into Lucass neck and injected the fluids inside.
What is that?
Henry then takes the needle out and places it back on the table.
That was a little something to make you paralyze but it will let you feel everything Im going to do.
Sounds like a good time.
You say that now but you wont when Im done.
I always wanted to know how my victims felt right before I killed them and now I have a front row seat.
Henry then grabs some tools off of the nearby table and lean towards Lucas close to his ear.
You misunderstand my intentions. I dont plan on killing you.
Erasing you. You see you took something of mine and I want it back. You took my son.
It wouldnt be the first old man.
But it will be the last. You see Im going to erase your memory and place my sons in your place. Im going to change your face to look like his. You will think like him talk like him and act like him. I guess it was just fate that you both happen to be the same height and build.
Lucas wanted to struggle free but his body wouldnt respond.
You cant do this.
Oh I can and I will. Nothing about you will be remembered. The world will soon forget about you. The only thing that will remind people of you is the post card that you gave to those of the families you destroyed.
Henry then pulls the post card out and shows it to Lucas. He looks at the post card and his face wants to show fear but it cant.
Henry then pulls the post card away and smiles and says.
Be seeing you.
.Do you know how to post pictures on the Hype?: yup
Only problem I can see is the differences in Bludhaven. In Ult. Gotham, Bludhaven is in the burbs and not a rough sister city of Gotham.
Other than that, looks fine. Approved
I'll have to edit the app then. Think of something else
So I'm gonna read through the IC thread and maybe throw up an app here tonight.
And I may just kiss you.
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of posting this week. I almost had a medical emergency and, you know, school on top of that just makes things so much easier.
Anyway, I'll get some posts up hopefully tonight. I'm going out to a party, so I'll see what I can do when I return.
Question, where is Gotham located in this game?
East Coast? Midwest?
Right next to New York.
To be precise, it actually takes the place of Brooklyn and Queens as it's own city.
I forgot that until now.
.Screen name: Carnage27
.Character you wish to portray: Ted Kord/The Blue Beetle
.Hero, villain, or walking the line?: Walking the Line
.Powers and physical attributes: Ted has no powers of his own, but when activated, the Scarab grants him vast super-human abilities. These manifest through a metallic armor that the Scarab produces. In the armor, Ted can track anything that produces energy, whether it be biological, technical, or magical. Ted can also scan anyone he comes in contact with, allowing him to track thought patterns and medical data. Ted can also tap into communications networks, allowing him to track police scanners, telephone calls, etc.
While covered in the armor, Ted receives super-human strength, protection from extreme conditions, including the vacuum of space, and the power of flight.
Blue Beetles main form of offensive firepower is through energy manipulation. He has the ability to fire energy from his fingertips, or from a blaster cannon he can form through the armor. Kord can also make energy constructs such as swords, shields, claws, etc. The Scarab can also tailor said energy to its enemy, targeting weaknesses.
.Origin and backstory (as you see it): Ted Kord grew up in a normal, middle class family in Northern New Jersey, the son of a police detective and a nurse. He was a fairly normal boy, if not smarter than most of his classmates. Throughout his entire life, he was fascinated on history and archeology. Growing up, Ted was known as the class clown, always joking, and never serious.
When he graduated high school, he headed to Gotham University, to study under the best archeology professor in the country, Dan Garrett. Kord was a standout student at Gotham U from day one, and Garrett took a special interest in the boy.
The first semester of his senior year, tragedy struck Teds life. His father and mother were killed in a suspicious car accident believed to be caused by one of the many criminals his father had put away. His mentor acted quickly and took his student in. The event marked a distinct change in Ted. He lost his trademark humor, and was often distant and aloof.
Kord is now a teaching assistant for the professor, and is preparing for a trip to Saudi Arabia to accompany him on a dig.
.The burning question - Why this character?: I started to get interested in the Blue Beetle after finding out Night Owl from Watchman was based on the character. I really like the Jamie Reyes versions powers and how the Scarab is more of a symbiote computer, so I mixed Ted with Jamie.
.How will this version of your character differ from others? How will it be Ultimate?: Blue Beetle will be Ultimate in that he wont always have control over the Scarabs will, at least initially. The murderous side of the armor will take hold, and even when Ted has control, Beetle wont be a straight laced hero.
And Ted isnt going to be just another billionaire with too much time on his hands in this game. Hes a kid looking for vengeance on the crime that his father strove so much to eradicate.
.What do you believe you can bring to the RPG?: A dedicated player and a solid RPer.
.Provide a sample post as the character you wish to portray, in three paragraphs or more:
I sit at my desk looking at the picture of mom and dad that has sat there since their death. A tear rolls down my cheek as I hear footsteps approaching my room. I wipe my face and put the last few items in my bag.
Ready, kid? Dr. Garrett asks, poking his head in.
Were leaving for Saudi Arabia today for a dig, my first real archeological exploration. Its the first thing Ive been genuinely excited about in a long time, and I feel like its an opportunity to get my head on straight. An opportunity to be the real me again.
I know Dan has noticed the change in me. Hell, almost everyone has. But not everyone has had to deal with what I have. No one has felt the pain that I have.
I slip on the fedora Dan got me and smile, You got it.
.Do you know how to post pictures on the Hype?:
Approved. Glad to have you aboard.
Glad to be here.
I've got a question for you, have you used Vicki Vale in the game yet?
I briefly mentioned her as a newscaster for a local Gotham City station. Beyond that, nothing's been done.
And thus, the Ult. Gotham RPG becomes stronger.
Did I say Gotham? I meant, UDC....Yeah, UDC.
I'm going to have her involved with Ted, at least for now, as long as that's cool.
Eh, Ted will only be in Gotham for a couple posts, and then he'll be in the Middle East for a while.
By all means. Bruce Wayne's got a damn pantheon of girls I can use until he meets Miss Vale.
Cool, and I've got one more question.
Has Ra's been used at all?
He's a pretty big part of Batman and Bane's backstories, so yes.
Okay, thanks. I'll read up on that and see if I can fit him in to what I want to do. Thanks a lot, MB.