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Old Jan 18th, 2021, 09:35 AM
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Avner, you are running? From what I remember, you liked darker, more gritty characters.
Ah, as always, my reading the entire thread like a weird stalker has paid off. I shall keep this insider knowledge in mind... *unnecessary evil laugh*
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Ah, as always, my reading the entire thread like a weird stalker has paid off. I shall keep this insider knowledge in mind... *unnecessary evil laugh*
But don't forget that he wants the players to be Heroes.
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But don't forget that he wants the players to be Heroes.
*Creepy, but ultimately harmless and merely eccentric chuckle?*
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Old Jan 18th, 2021, 01:43 PM
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Most of all maker the character that drives you to tell their story. That will keep the game propelling forward and have everyone coming back consistently to add to a dynamic game.
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Name: Tallulah Tuesday Tiverton

Alias: Mistress Raven, or Raveness

Description: Tuesday, as she goes by, stands at five foot eight inches tall and has an athletic build. She has raven black hair and is quite attractive. She keeps her hair up when not in her hero attire, and wears simple frame glasses that are actually clear lenses.
She most often dresses in the colors of black and pink. Her hero outfit is something akin to a medieval suit of piecemeal armor with Raven feathers and a partially closed helm that covers enough of her face so as to not reveal who she is.

Age: 31

Personality: She walks, talks, and carries herself with confidence, and it comes across in most things she does. Everything is black and white with her, there's no gray area. Her motivation is to do the right thing, and either you're on board with that, or you're not. She follows the law as any good citizen should, but when the law isn't "getting it done", she has no problem taking the law into her own hands.

Greatest Fear: That someone or something will take control of her body and mind and she'll be powerless to do anything but watch/observe.

Origin: Tuesday was born to parents who were both Superheroes. They were well known in the city, though it wasn't known that they had a child since they had secret Identities. Until recently, she had rarely come out in her hero persona, leaving things she uncovered to the law or in some cases her parents. Their deaths has shoved her into the limelight as Mistress Raven as the local press dubbed her sometime back. When asked, she says she is Raveness.

Powers: Empath (Awareness, Mind Reading limited to Emotions, Tracking, Empathic mind attack, Tracking via Emotion sensing) Mimic, Psychokinetic Discharge (Ranged Damage: Emotions projected into Reality) Mental Projection: Teleport (500 feet, Subtle, Turnabout)

Background: She is the only child of Crime Fighting heroes Psifusion and Raptora (sometimes called Raptor Red). Raptora had wings growing out of her back, colored red. She was a hand to hand combatant, using her wings like limbs to great effect in a fight. She'd often lift an opponent into the air so they'd surrender, or lift and drop them if they wouldn't.
Her father had mental powers, and could project his thoughts into reality as objects, or to move objects. He often had translucent wings appear on his back and flew around like her mother, though not quite as agile as she did.

They were both Public Defenders by day and a Crime Fighting Duo by night. She was raised to respect the law and authorities. When she was young, her parents lived out in a more secluded woodlands area, moving there when Tallulah started to move herself about, much like teleportation.
Her mother took some time off to get young Tallulah used to her new abilities, not just how to control them, but how to hide them as well.
When she was about twelve, and the rest of her powers began to show themselves, her parents shared what they did aside from work. They didn't dissuade her from such a life, just redirected her skills into other things. Her mental abilities enabled her to "find" people, which was attributed publicly to just doing research and having insight into people.
With her parents approval and assistance, she opened her own private people finder business when she turned 18. She has assisted law enforcement on finding a lot of people as well as a lot of work for private citizens. She only charges what covers her expenses, needs, and keeps her small office open.
It was something of a surprise when the local police called her and informed her that her parents had disappeared, suspected of being murdered by working on a criminal case against some super villains. At the same time, a video was sent to the local police showing several heroes slain and their bodies being burned in some undisclosed location. Raptora and Psifusion were among those in the video.
Though those responsible weren't shown in the video, the voices speaking led Tallulah to believe that Lady Astrid and Aspect were involved.
Now, she's come out of doing good by finding people, to show herself as the formerly rarely seen Raveness, or Mistress Raven and track down those responsible and bring justice to them.

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Writing Sample: It was her first time out on the hunt since her parents passing. She'd thought it would be therapeutic, but so far she felt worse.
She pushed those feelings aside, and pressed on.
Most of the time, the places she visited when tracking someone were a bit more seedy or places of lower income where people who wanted to hide would frequent. Today was not the case.
This was an office building with dozens of companies spread out over forty-two floors. She had gained access by making an appointment with a manager at a "Day Trading" organization that took up almost a whole floor of the large building. The center of the building was open from floor to ceiling with escalators crisscrossing all the way up. Some went floor to floor, while others went up four or more floors at a time. Offices that faced this interior had floor to ceiling glass windows and doors on their levels. Some called it "the fishbowl" since people riding the escalators could look into all these offices.
The "Day Trading" company had people with headsets walking up and down inside like some frantic display of office madness, but it was really just an echo of an actual stock market floor.
Her appointment was a "follow up", simply dropping off information on an encrypted thumb drive about the location of his daughter who had stopped speaking to him. It wasn't a sad story really as she was alive and well, just had issues with her parents and severed ties.
Had she spoken to the young woman since her own parents passing, she may have recommended reconnecting with her parents, even though it wouldn't have been professional.
She chided herself for letting her mind sway from her purpose here once more.
"What is wrong with you? Focus", she thought to herself.

She had made a connection on Aspect and stumbled across his next bounty almost by accident. Her searches hinted that he and Astrid were responsible for her parents death, Aspect doing the deed, and Astrid paying him while enjoying the spectacle of their deaths.
She stood still and tried to remain calm as she felt her heart start to race.
She looked into the offices from her moving stance on the escalator, wondering what these people would do if they knew that Aspect was going to be in this building soon to kill someone.
"And how are you so calm?", her inner voice questioned. "People die all the time", she said aloud, which got a look from a man passing on an escalator heading down.
She took a deep breath and closed her eyes for a moment, reaching out for the emotional tag of the man who she'd located last night in his hotel room. He was the largest stockholder on the board that owned the building, and would be here in less than an hour for a meeting. This man wasn't what she'd call a good person, having done business with anyone who made him money. Apparently, a recent business venture had upset someone enough to put a contract out on his head, and Aspect had taken that bounty.

Reaching out, she didn't expect to sense the man yet, and if she did, he'd be approaching the building by a car since he wasn't expected yet.
But there he was, in an office just down the way from the Building Management offices, and his emotions were running high.
Figures, she thought. He's early because he's having an affair with someone who works here.
And suddenly his emotions changed to anger and surprise.

NO!, she said aloud, and searched for Aspect.
He was here!
She ran up the escalator, pushing people aside, almost projecting herself to the top and the entrance to the offices. But, she wasn't in Raveness' outfit and changing out in the open might be seen or caught on camera.
She almost gave in, but held back as she knew her personal life would be over if she did that, and she'd have to stay in hiding from those who meant her harm as well.

She reached the doors the moment the screaming started. People were running out and someone hit an alarm that started going off in the entire building.
Reaching out for Aspect's target, she didn't sense him at all.
She went in the direction people were leaving and found the man, alone, and gone.
He'd been shot in the head and both hands as well as the crouch - maybe is was about more than just the money to whomever had put out the contract.
Stuck in the man's chest was a letter opener, a note pinned to him that simply said, "You're too late. Sorry about your parents.
- A"

She stormed out of the room, trying to reach out to Aspect but couldn't form her thoughts properly to do so. She feel to her knees and gasped, a wave of Emotional Energy emanating from her, impacting an entire section of the glass offices on this floor and shattering them all at once.
She slowly began to breathe easier as the tears flowed, building security seeing if she was okay as they passed.
She was finally helped to her feet and gestured towards a service elevator.
She stumbled along, outside the service entrance to the building, just walking with no particular destination in mind for a bit.
Unknowingly, she walked past the limo that had brought Aspect's victim to the building. After she was a few paces past it, the window rolled down a crack and none other than Lady Astrid turned to watch her walk away with a smile on her face.
Inside, video screens showed several views of the inside of the building - she had been watching.
The window rolled up and the car drove away.

Shaken, but not deterred, she finally made it to her car, and vowed to finally find out how she could join forces with others like herself and make things right.

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I haven't gone over your character build in detail yet but here is a thought based on the high level gloss over. Why not link the two somehow? For example maybe he is getting his 'speed' from absorbing the micro-movements from the surrounding things in essence 'slowing them down' until he uses the accumulated speed which is why it doesn't have an effect while he is using super speed.

Maybe don't get caught up on the Luck effect but instead work out what really is happening, and then we can build a power around it.
That was essentially the idea. That his power affects probability. At rest, the power leeches out in a field around him. To run at superspeed, the probability energy is taken up in altering his probability to run at those speeds.

Potentially, he could channel that probability to other effects, but he doesn't understand the power and is still mostly afraid of it. To him, he has two separate effects: Superspeed he can control, and a luck field he can't. The luck field also worked against him in other ways, for instance, if he tried to move someone out of the way of an attack, his ability activating to make him avoid the attack would act as a penalty in helping the person he was attempting to save.

Since it seems to be problematic though, I will drop the probability aspects and change it to more traditional superspeed, I'm sure it will be easier to make as a new M&M player anyway! I'll have the character concept edited to reflect changes by the end of the day tomorrow

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Yeah probability and luck get a little quirky so it might be a good idea to get a foundation of how all the bells and whistles work before you get into the more complex stuff. Also keep in mind you will get power points throughout the game and eventually we will increase power levels when we get there. Do the characters are meant to grow.
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Name: Fiona O'Shea
Alias: Heavy Hitter
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In Fiona's day-to-day life, she sports darker fashion which is typically referred to as "goth." This includes black lipstick, black eyeliner and eyeshadow, and an outfit straight off the racks at Hot Topic. While dressed like Wednesday Addams, she is purposefully quiet and sullen to the point of anti-social to keep all those around her at distance in a vain attempt to keep them safe.

With her super-speed, Fiona is not only able to change her clothes faster than the eye can see, but she also changes her make up. The black lipstick is replaced with a soft pink and the eyeshadow is wiped clean away giving her a more modest and natural look. Moreover, she stands taller with her chest puffed out while speaking with a more powerful and authoritative tone. With her brightly coloured uniform, drastically different make up, and wildly different speaking patterns, even people who have known her for a long time don't seem to recognize her.

Age: 22
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Gender: Female

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Fiona enjoys a wide variety of music though her tastes tend to lean toward the more obscure or strange. Despite earning the nick name "Wednesday" in high school, she adores all things Addams family as they are the perfect example of a loving and kind family that should not be judged solely upon their appearance.

Fiona is without a doubt a good person at heart. She has strong sense of justice and empathy which compounded her fear of hurting others. She will without hesitation put herself in the line of danger to protect others, though a portion of this is likely due to the simple fact that most things can't even scratch her, she genuinely believes she would be the same even without her powers. Thanks to stories from her father, Fiona has long prided herself in her ability to not judge people based upon their looks, though in truth this has never truly been put to the test either.

Her favourite foods are, in no particular order, Pizza, Sushi, Tacos and cereal. Seriously, she could eat cereal for nearly every meal of every day.

Greatest Fear:

Fiona's greatest fear is losing control. Every minute of every day, she is constantly aware off, and trying to control her immense, other-worldly strength. Even a momentary lapse in concentration or anger can lead Fiona to accidently destroying what ever she is interacting with. This has become such an ingrained pattern in her daily behavior that it has resulted, in a mental block that is constantly holding back her true strength.

In the rare event she can unlock her powers, she enters a near Zen-like state where all fear vanishes. With her limiters removed, her movements lose their rigidity, allowing her to exert her true strength while gaining newfound mobility.
 


Weakness: Fiona's ears are especially good compared to a normal human, allowing her to hear perfectly sounds up to 10x further away then a normal human. Unfortunately, this also provides a nearly fatal weakness to her anatomy. Sound-based attacks are especially effective against her and ignoring the Impervious nature of her physical Toughness.

Honour/Strong Sense of Justice: Fiona is not the type to lie or deceive, even if they are her enemies. She is straight forward and honest about everything but her secret identity and origin to protect her family. She knows the enemy won't play by the same rules, but even so, if a hero isn't willing to lead by example, then what good are they?

Prejudice: Though uncommon, a problem Fiona may face one day is if her origins are ever publicly revealed. Alien invasions are just another day at work for Super Heroes, and this has caused many to be distrustful of Aliens regardless of their intentions or origins. For now, Fiona keeps her paternal heritage a secret allowing others to believe she was created during the Silver Storm (her first official appearance), but should the day this secret is revealed to the world, there may be some serious backlash.

Relationships: Fiona has a living mother and father which is a bit of a rarity for super heroes. They are well aware she is the hero named Heavy Hitter, you can't fool a parent with a costume change and different makeup after all. They are not exactly happy about this, and are often insistent she gives up the dangerous life to continue her education.

Poor: With her super speed, Fiona still lives at home, completing the long commute in seconds. Her parents have made it clear that while she is not attending higher education she has to pay rent to stay. Her main source of income is her part-time job as a barista. After paying her parents rent and keeping up on costume repairs from super-villain fights, she rarely has spare cash for fun. She still brown-bags her lunch every single day and eats out at a fast-food restaurant as a rare treat.

Origin: Half-human, Half-Zidaialien hybrid with naturally born super powered abilities.

Powers: Fiona is a paragon of strength, durability, and speed. She can lift most heavy machinery over her head without much difficulty, is unaffected by small firearms, and can break the sound barrier by running or flying. She can emit powerful lasers from her eyes. Her eyes and ears are more powerful than an average human while her skin can withstand any negative environmental condition. She can even hold her breath for extended periods of time, however, she must eventually breath. She must of course eat and sleep like any normal person.

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I'm a sucker for a game that emphasizes the story. I have a character in mind. I'll have to see what I can throw together.
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Hmmm... I am toying with the possibility of dropping mimic power and going with something else for my character.
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It might be better to really focus on the mental powers and go full telekinetic/telepath, though if you want to focus more on the "Raven" aspect of her, you could instead give her a sonic scream or the ability to mimic voices.
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It might be better to really focus on the mental powers and go full telekinetic/telepath, though if you want to focus more on the "Raven" aspect of her, you could instead give her a sonic scream or the ability to mimic voices.
I'm currently juggling something like telekinetic, maybe psycokinetic that uses either create or transform, or maybe both. She's a tracker, and a good one who can find just about anyone or anything, but I've done so many energy blasters in the past, I'm staying away from that and trying something new and different - for me at least.
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In my experience, DMs aren't fans of Power Mimics without a really, really good storyhook that goes with it.

Last time I got away with one, it was in a game where the timeline included the Nazis successfully conquering half the planet and the mimic was created to be the ultimate Nazi Super-Soldier; but her ability to mimic the skills, knowledge, and powers of those around her led to her revitalizing the White Rose resistance group instead.
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