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Bullets and Brains

Non-Player Characters

a part of “Bullets and Brains”, a fictional universe by Scarlet Loup.

The apocalypse has been ravaging America for a month now, destroying lives and terrorizing people. In the midst of this chaos, a rag-tag group bands together to move to better, safer land. In a world ruined by the undead, what chance do humans have?

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Non-Player Characters

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Scarlet Loup on Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:18 pm

Hello there! Obviously, our group can not be made up of just the characters we've created. It's necessary, therefore, to make some non-player characters to fill up the group and give us people to kill off (not many survive zombie apocalypses). Also, if your character has any pets, you should submit them here, too! I'd really appreciate it if you guys tried to contribute one or two each, since they're easy to make and pretty essential. Thanks! The format for submitting an NPC is below:

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[font=Georgia][b]Written Personality:[/b][/font] (A skimpy, four sentence paragraph can work)

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[font=Georgia][b]Who can play this character?[/b][/font] (Can anyone use them or just specifically you?)

[font=Georgia][b]Optional History:[/b][/font]
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Re: Non-Player Characters

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Felilla on Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:53 pm

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Full Name:
Lila Belle

Age:
14 months

Written Personality:
Lila Belle is like any other young dog. She is energetic and protective of the people that treat her well. Lila Belle is very loyal to the group. Unlike most dogs, she is very quiet, as if she knows that zombies can hear. To warn someone of a nearby zombie, she simply nudges their hand or leg.

Relations to other Characters:
Owners: Aspen and Layton Bates

Who can play this character?
Anyone

Optional History:
All that's known about Lila Belle is that the Bates took her in after she killed a man trying to shoot them. They love the dog like it was their own family.
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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Full Name: Oakley Durand

Gender: Female

Age: Six years, two months old

Written Personality: Named for the famed sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, Oakley certainly lives up to the fiery spirit of her name-sake. She's loyal to Nathan and follows him willingly around camp as his second shadow. However, she's a mischievous dog, and her strong-willed, stubborn ways do not help this at all. Already, she's chewed a hole in the passenger seat of Nate's car because he forgot her chew toys. Her relationship with Nate is based more on fear than love. Years ago, when she was a pup, he would scold her quite openly and loudly. She does care for him, of course, but Oakley knows her place and runs with her tail between her legs when she fails her "duties". He uses her mainly to help him hunt, given the Rhodesian Ridgeback's history as a dog that hunts lions. She's been trained as a personal guard dog, too.

Relations to other Characters: Her owner is Nathan Durand, and she's quite impartial to the other members of the group. Most of them mean nothing to her, so she doesn't really pay attention to them.

Who can play this character?: Me, though you can borrow her for a bit as long as I'm not using her and you adhere to her personality.

Optional History: Nathan adopted the pup during the years between the apocalypse and his discharge. Initially, she was a companion for him while the kids were at school and his wife ignored him. Eventually, however, he began to take her out hunting game. She took to it easily, and so she was quite prepared for the apocalypse when it arrived and Nathan took her with him.

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Re: Non-Player Characters

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Mr. Baneling Squishy on Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:47 pm

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Full Name: Harry Milo

Age: 43

Written Personality: James' backstabbing aweful father has been on his own for so long. He abandoned James to save himself, though he will always justify his actions. Always. Harry isn't afraid of sacrificing people, as he has been a broken man ever since his wife died. However, despite everything, the apocalypse has made him rethink everything he has done in his life, and feels at least slightly guilty about James. The question really is though: Does he feel guilty enough?

Relations to other Characters: He doesn't know anyone else in the group, but James harbors hatred and resentment for him. He tries to act a bit nicer, but whether this is an act or not has yet to be seen.

Who can play this character? Me unless I give you permission after you ask. However, as he has yet to be introduced to the group technically (he will be met early in the RP), only I can do the first post for him.

Optional History: Father of James Miro. The rest of his history is in James' profile or will be fleshed out in the RP.
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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Bill Williams

Age: About 60-70, no one is quite sure.

Written Personality: Bill isn't much of a talker. Not to other people, anyways. Most often he can be found sitting around, smoking a cigarette, cleaning his collection of guns and muttering nonsense to himself. It's clear to the rest of the group that he probably has a loose screw or two, but he means no harm. He can actually be quite helpful, and nobody in the group has a higher zombie kill count.

Relations to other Characters: He came to the group alone and hasn't made any friends in his time with them. However, some in the group have been known to go to him when they need someone to talk to. It isn't exactly clear if he actually listens to any of them, but sometimes it's nice to have a non-judgement ear around to confess to. Even if it's a crazy one.

Who can play this character? Anyone is free to use dear old crazy Bill, so go right ahead!

Optional History: He is often heard mumbling about fighting in The War. Which war he's talking about exactly, no one knows.
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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Full Name
Isabelle Marie Cortez

Occupation in Group
None.

Age
9 (and a half)

Written Personality
Izzy is very independent and reluctant to accept help from anyone. Despite what her adorable appearance and love for pink might lead one to believe, she doesn't like being coddled either. She's very mature for her age and understands more than what people give her credit for and is extremely street smart. She will often state that she's just using the group for their supplies and will leave them once she learns to aim a gun properly. She doesn't trust any of them further than she can throw them. Her only loyalty is to herself and her brother.

Relations to other Characters
Older sister of Joshamee Cortez. Knows Art from dance classes at the YMCA.

Who can play this character?
Me & Scarlet






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Full Name
Joshamee Armand Cortez

Occupation in Group
None.

Age
6 (and three-quarters)

Written Personality
Josh is a very sweet and loving boy who tends to follow the lead of his older sister, though he's really nothing like her. His trust is easily earned and he does enjoy being coddled. He is terrified of the dark and always runs to his sister whenever he's afraid. He tries his best to be brave because that's what he believes his mother would have wanted of him. He does his best not to be useless and is very much a people pleaser, often having a hard time and breaking down when torn between his sister and the others in the group, as she often tells him not to do what they say because they aren't the bosses of them. Still, he tries to be respectful

Relations to other Characters
Younger brother of Isabelle Cortez. Knows Art from dance classes at the YMCA.

Who can play this character?
Me & Scarlet

Brief History
The two children were born and raised in the Bronx to an alcoholic father and a mother who worked as a police officer for the NYPD. Their father used to be a Sergeant but he left work after a botched surgery to his leg a year before Izzy was born. With Melina being the breadwinner and the injured former police sergeant reduced to being a stay at home dad he began to feel emasculated, especially after Josh was born. By the time Josh was two, their father became abusive and their mother would often kick him out but then let him right back in after he came home sober with flowers and chocolates. There was never a way to really get rid of him. By the time that Isabelle had turned seven, she began taking her brother to the YMCA after school with her so that they could stay there until their mother returned home from work - Their father never dared raise a hand to them in her presence. She knew he was beating them and would beat him in return, but he would just take it out on them when she was gone. It was a vicious cycle that had no end. Until the zombies came. They were waiting outside the YMCA for their mother to pick them up when she called frantically and told them to get inside somewhere and stay there until she called back. She was on her way. Scared, the two headed back into the YMCA and stayed put while madness descended upon the city. But their mother never came. After two days of waiting, they grew restless and hungry. They were locked in a back room with zombies groaning and bumping against the locked door. The only way out was the vents. And so they left. They made it out of city limits by hopping from group to group, always looking for their mother and never staying too long. Finally, Isabelle decided that it was her and Josh against the world. They found a nice hiding spot in the woods where people were camped not too far away and began to steal from the camp while they were sleeping. They were able to go undetected because of their small size and ability to sneak - They had plenty of practice sneaking past their drunk father to get food from the kitchen. But they were caught one day. Isabelle, to be specific. Nathan and Robyn followed her back to their hiding spot after Art pointed out that "A munchkin just jacked our water and Doritos". Isabelle was hard to convince, but she was unable to resist Nathan's charm and Robyn's motherly smile, allowing she and her brother to be taken back to the group to be taken care of.

{I noticed a character or two worked for the NYPD. Feel free to discuss with me whether or not Izzy and Josh might know them through their parents}






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Full Name
Po'okela - Well, she also responds to Kela (pronounced as Kayla) and Po because most people don't pronounce her name right.

Occupation in Group
Hunter/Sentinel

Age
1yr 3mos

Written Personality
Kela is still but a puppy and a very playful one at that. When she's not hunting meals or hooked up to the cart, she's quite fond of chasing her tail, begging for food, and playing or cuddling with anyone who'll pay her any mind. Despite the fact that she's 121lbs of muscle and fur she still seems to think that she's a teacup chihuahua and likes to sit in people's laps. She knows better than to jump on people but sometimes she just can't help it when she's happy. She is very well trained and obedient though and will follow Art's commands to tee, though she will hesitate or simply ignore the commands given by others. The Timber Wolf/Alaskan Husky mix doesn't tend to react well when voices begin to raise and hostility fills the air. She becomes hyper-aggressive and is afterwards difficult to calm down. Otherwise, she's very much a lovebug and tends to bounce from person to person for affection. It takes a person about a week or so to get her used to them, but she becomes more open and less likely to attack once Art gets her accustomed to them. She is also frequently used as a Sentinel for her keen senses. She can tell zombies apart from humans and has been trained not to attack but will still let others know when they are around. She does take down strangers who approach the camp though.

Relations to other Characters
Belongs to Art

Who can play this character?
Just me & Scarlet
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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Claudia Martinez

Age: 45

Written Personality: Claudia is a kind, selfless spirit who contributes all she is able for the survival of the group, though due to her weak English she has trouble communicating with the English speakers of the group. She's useless for fighting and has difficultly traveling due to an injured knee, so she usually stays behind when the others go scavenging. She knows first aid and trauma care from her job as a nurse. She is also remarkably talented at sewing and will stitch up a hole or tear for anyone who asks. She is very motherly and caring, especially towards the children.

Relations to other Characters: She came to the group alone. Your characters may form relationships with her if you'd like.

Who can play this character? Anyone

Optional History: Claudia was raised in Mexico and trained there to be a nurse. Her knee was severely injured two years ago in a car crash and never fully recovered. She was a single mother, visiting her sister in New York with her 10 year old daughter when the apocalypse started. Her daughter was turned, and she has been in mourning ever since. She speaks Spanish and very little English.

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Re: Non-Player Characters

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby mich22 on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:15 am

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Full Name:
Brandon Williams


Age:
19


Written Personality:
A teen that never left his rebellious stage in life. Stand-offish, rude and cold to all he deems less than worthy, Brandon certain can come off as a guyliner'd brat. The guy possesses absolutely no filter on his words and doesn't hesitate to use profanity in front of kids. However, don't let this front push you away too far away, you 'ought to remember, he is just a kid after all. One just as frightened and vulnerable as the next guy.
Relations to other Characters:
None. He came alone. He works alone.
Who can play this character?
Anyone.
Optional History:
Don't even bother asking.

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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Full Name:Elizabeth

Age: 2 years

Written PersonalityElizabeth is a spunky little rascal that belonged to Shanti's Foster parents. She is known to be a good tracker, and constant companion with Shanti whenever she is out of camp. Yet she holds a little bit of a trouble maker in her heart as well and may be a good thief (Shanti keeps a good eye on her though). She doesn't like the male members of group, because she is very protective of her owner.

Relations to other Characters: Owners: Sammie and Keith Alcott (Shanti's foster parents)

Who can play this character? Me and if asked can be used by others for tracking and hunting

Optional History: Elizabeth was owned by Sammie and Keith since she was a puppy, the two of them loved her very much. After the first attacks and Shanti finally made it home, Elizabeth was the only one she found on the farm. Sammie and her daughters had remained missing for days before Shanti decided to move on. She packed her gear and when she was leaving, Elizabeth followed her. Shanti was grateful for the dog, who was a good scrounger herself. She was the one the finally led Shanti to the group.
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Re: Non-Player Characters

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Full Name: Bianca Rogers

Age: 25

Written Personality: Biance a tough as nails sort of girl. She is very temperamental and often has a big attitude. Yet underneath she is hiding her fear for what is going on. She is sort of a tom-boy type too, but don't mess with the girls nails.

Relations to other Characters: None, but she has become close to Shanti

Who can play this character? Anyone

Optional History: Bianca (or Bee for short) grew up in the Bronx, she has the New York accent, the New York attitude, and is a fairly good cook. She hasn't developed the like of wondering out in the woods like Shanti, and stays pretty much close to camp or the main group. She helps with meals, and is often inventive with what everyone brings back.

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