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Old Jul 26th, 2022, 12:47 AM
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Trouble - "If Earth History 101 was as interesting as my engineering classes I probably would've paid more attention."

Tall and wiry, Vic has a soccer physique and neither the grace or coordination to support it. He's always three days behind on a shave and only a Formula-1 metabolism keeps him slim despite a diet of sugar and preservatives. His clothing choices are the kind of mishmash that only someone with no understanding of current fashion could assemble. And the quips, man. So many quips. On the surface, someone from the future might seem like an odd choice to fix the here-and-now but Vic quickly realized how much better things are here. For all its faults, the lack of rationing and access to luxuries thought lost to time appeal to him. If he can make changes now that improve his own time it might make things better for countless generations.
Rap SheetOkay, let's get this on tape. My name is Vic and I'm not from this planet. I'm not even from this time. Just hear me out. I was born on the Xiotech-Mariso station on the moon on an October Thursday nearly a century from now. I grew up with my nose in everyone else's business. Investigative journalism just felt like a good fit so I started selling candid vid snaps to the colony news. Got a couple bylines on stories about planetside corporate corruption. Ended up chasing a lead on some black market tech labs down to Earth. Got in a bit too deep, though, and got wrapped up in a repeat loop by a woman with an unheard-of control of time. The people I was chasing got me under their knife and the next thing I knew I had wires in my brain and no user's manual. Pushed myself right into a grand mal seizure before my powers kicked in. Let me tell you...I shot so much metaenergy into Time Chick that I wound up a good hundred and twenty years in the past. Right into the middle of the whole May Upheaval business. Now, I wasn't really a top student so I was shocked to see how strange and counter-intuitive everything here is. I'm almost convinced this isn't even my past. just some cracked up dimension I'll never get out of. Still, I spent my life hunting down elusive leads. If the woman who brought me here came through, I'll find her. In the meantime, my abilities make me particularly good at trying to bring all this chaos to a close.

"Nobody can bury a secret deeper than I can dig."

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[+4] Investigate
[+3] Notice, Rapport
[+2] Shoot, Contacts, Empathy
[+1] Deceive, Stealth, Will, Burglary

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Theme: Technology
  • Power Amplification [Physical Recovery & Extra Movement; Leaves You Weakened; Mass Empowerment]
  • Power Nullification [Master Power Nullification]
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Old Jul 26th, 2022, 05:44 AM
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As it stands Ion's application covers her story up to the May Upheaval, is it okay if I leave her history blank past that point, to be filled in if I've been accepted? The idea is that I might use that time to entwine her some in the goings-on of other players.
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Old Jul 26th, 2022, 06:26 AM
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That's fine! I don't need the entire timeline.
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Old Jul 26th, 2022, 09:56 PM
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I have distilled Aiko's trouble & background into aspect-style sentences and added my skill pyramid (and opening attempt at aspects - these are carried from the story-building we did in the solo campaign). Hopefully that completes my application!
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Old Jul 27th, 2022, 09:22 PM
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Ill throw my hat in the ring - never played FATE but I'm racking up a lot of firsts here

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NAME: Thomas Black
HERO NAME: The Trashman

HIGH CONCEPT: Garbage Collector vigilante trying to be a hero of the people

TROUBLE: Knows where the bodies are.

BACKGROUND: WIP
- One of his friends - Kaito - is involved with a gang/syndicate. Thomas thinks he's low level
- Thomas helps deliver things for his friend Kaito for cash
- One collection went wrong and a person got killed and disappeared into the garbage truck (Thomas was OK with this as Kaito convinced him he was a good guy and the dead person was going to kill them and others). This was when he started to realise he was OK with bad people dying and rationalised it as them being 'cleaned up'
- When the troubles started he got more involved with Kaito and his gang and started doing more that deliveries as they convinced him he could help clean up the neighbourhood and keep the wrong people out.
- As more people were getting enhanced the gang decided to up their game and went to use another gang's upgrade facility. Things went wrong after they acquired some powers and in the escape Thomas got separated and ended up using the superdrug to further enhance himself and try and escape the larger, better equipped gang they just robbed.
- This was the last time he saw his friend Kaito and his gang and he moved on trying to learn his new powers and carry on doing good. During this time he acknowledges that perhaps his previous 'good' actions were darker than expected but he still wants to clean up the mess and craves some recognition of his efforts to do that.
- The initial enhancement fixed his invisibility but the phasing is reliant on the superdrug and is unreliable until he can get it fixed

Aspect - Quick to determine good or bad. Good or bad is rather selfishly defined
Aspect - Would like to redeem himself with his old friend Kaito and redeem him too
Aspect - Needs to get his power fixed as he hates being a 'junkie'

PERSONAL DETAILS:
Thomas is a rather non-descript person that lives in basic apartment in a cheap part of Venture City. Just another single white guy trying to get by, blue eyes, brown hair.

Disenfranchised by the world at large and wants to help out the little guy like himself, this is just a veneer over some general anger and a false sense for justice which is just another veneer over his like of violence. Likes to think he does good but so far has most likely being good for himself.

Would help an old lady cross the road but wouldn't blink an eye at running her cat over if it got in his way.

SKILLS:
+4: Fight
+3: Deceive | Stealth
+2: Contacts | Drive | Will
+1: Burglary | Notice | Physique | Provoke

STUNTS"
Stealth: Slippery Target.
Provided you’re in darkness or shadow, you can use Stealth to defend against Shoot attacks from enemies that are at least one zone away.

Will: Indomitable.
+2 to defend against Provoke attacks specifically related to intimidation and fear.

Drive: Hard to Shake.
+2 to Drive whenever you’re pursuing another vehicle in a chase scene.

POWER/S:
Something whereby he can move 'items' out of sight quickly and efficiently perhaps Phasing + Invisibility with the Shadow theme.

Phasing
Basic:
You can use Burglary to walk through walls and other physical barriers. A standard interior wooden door is a Fair (+2) obstacle, while thicker barriers of sturdier materials provide more opposition.

Invisibility
Basic:
You can completely fade from view, including your clothes and anything you’re carrying. Cameras and similar devices cannot detect you at all, and you gain +2 to Stealth against being seen by living targets.

Drawback:
Your power is a reflection of your personality: you were always a meek, background sort of person, even before you learned to fade from view. You are Easily Forgotten, even by your companions.

Collateral:
Hyper-Visibility: You can apply your power in reverse, turning the world dim and making you the most visible thing around for several minutes. During this time you are extremely noticeable; anyone in your zone or an adjacent zone must overcome a Great (+4) obstacle with Investigate to see anything other than you.

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Old Jul 28th, 2022, 07:25 AM
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We've got a pretty cool mix here! I'm going to try to put out a wave of feedback to everyone in the next couple of days.
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Old Jul 28th, 2022, 11:38 AM
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@psuedenim, by canon, Thomas needs to be able to throw trash all over and also be able to eat it. Also, needs to look like Danny DeVito. None of that "non-descript person" stuff.
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Old Jul 28th, 2022, 12:16 PM
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@psuedenim... I don't know why but I love this character concept.
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Old Jul 28th, 2022, 12:17 PM
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@Ursinorum Excellent Idea. I was hoping to find the 'Make a dead body disappear' power or similar but its too specific unless Hotsusama runs a Supers clean up crew game

He does need some work though as there's too much angry white man vibe. Trying to go for angry at the system with a poor moral compass and being peripherally involved with organised crime. Would help an old lady cross the road but wouldn't blink an eye at running her cat over if it got in his way.

Seems like I got some good ideas. Appreciate the prompt - nicely done
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Old Jul 29th, 2022, 08:06 AM
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Yo, I think Ion's done, or at least ready for a review. Unless you've noticed any missing things.
I'm thinking of a different drawback for her power(s) though I have a question: Ion's main/basic superpower is her super-intelligence as opposed of her chemical transmutation/control (somehow my favourite super niche power doesn't get represented in most rulebooks) would it be okay the drawback came from that side of her powers rather than the super-smarts? I'm thinking about maybe having her unconsciously transform things around her, getting herself stuck on occasion, leaving unique identifyable traces, etc...
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Old Jul 29th, 2022, 11:23 AM
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Just in case I was being too subtle before..
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Old Jul 29th, 2022, 12:11 PM
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@Ursinorum I will try my best but I think that costume is not going to work.
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How many of the applicants have proper costumes?
I know that Faraday and Dr Dawnlight do, and I know that Werner and Vic don't. Correct me if that's wrong, though.
What about the others?
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Ion does, she makes it herself and upgrades it whenever possible. It serves to give her all the materials she needs to keep in tip-top fighting form!
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Wilde definitely doesn't, Not a superhero yet
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