The Variant Code

The Variant Code

0 INK

What if you came to find out you had superpowers? How would you deal with it? Would you tell your friends and family or would you try and hide it from the world? Whatever you decide there will be consequences for your actions whether good or bad.

1,198 readers have visited The Variant Code since SarcasticZombie created it.
That Ginger Guy, and Ditta24 are listed as curators, giving them final say over any conflict & the ability to clean up mistakes.

Introduction

Introducton

Science is always discovering new things in our world. We find new cures for diseases every day, make robots that help out with every day life, and we also find new things out about the human make up. One thing scientists have discovered is the mutation of genes. Red hair or two different eye colors are all considered mutated genes. One most recent discovery that they’ve made, however, is that these mutated genes go further than just changing the color of your hair or eyes. They’re finding that some of these mutated genes are causing people to have unusual powers. Some people can create their own fire, others can disappear in an instant. This study has been kept quiet, however, in order to keep the population from panicking. So what happens when more and more people are discovering their powers?

The government has taken notice of these people, which they have begun to call Variants, and they have now marked these individuals as a risk to society. They don’t know what the Variants are capable of and fear that if it isn’t addressed quickly than they won’t be able to control the situation in the long run. So the government is out to capture and imprison anyone with these powers while still trying to keep the knowledge of it a secret from the general population. They’ve gotten greedy and instead of just allowing them to live out their lives imprisoned, they’ve started experimenting on them. They wish to know how their powers work and want to use them to their advantage. Many don’t survive the experimentations and those that do are never the same as they were before. Many go insane which gives the government an excuse to keep them imprisoned.

This is where we come in. We are those people that the government is after, the Variants. There are some of us that wish to try and reason with the government, to show them we’re not a threat. Then there’s those that would rather just blend in with society, not be noticed or cause any trouble. Then there’s the ones that hate the government and have their own ideas on how to deal with things. They believe that the only way to stop the government is to bring them down, take them out completely. They wish to free those who are imprisoned and kill all who stand in their way.

So where do you stand? Do you wish to convince the government that we’re just normal people and we don’t wish to harm anyone? Or do you just wish to fly under the radar? Maybe you wish to destroy the government and free your people? Or perhaps your working with the government and capturing others with powers? The choice is up to you.



Characters

I will put each character that has been accepted here.

Code: Select all
[size=150][b][u]Name:[/u][/b][/size]
[size=150][b][u]Age:[/u][/b][/size]
[size=150][b][u]Gender:[/u][/b][/size]
[size=150][b][u]Power:[/u][/b][/size] (only one, with multiple uses. Describe in detail what you are capable of and how it relates to your core ability)
[size=150][b][u]Weaknesses:[/u][/b][/size] (With great power also comes weaknesses. Tell me your weakness.)
[size=150][b][u]Appearance:[/u][/b][/size] [img][/img] (pic optional)
[size=150][b][u]Personality and alignment:[/u][/b][/size] Refer to [url]http://www.easydamus.com/alignment.html for detailed explanation on alignment[/url].
[size=150][b][u]Occupation:[/u][/b][/size]
[size=150][b][u]History:[/u][/b][/size] Background etc and how/when/where you discovered your powers

Toggle Rules

*No godmod. Plain and simple.
*Rules can be added or changed at any time so please make sure you keep updated on the rules.
*No trolling or spamming
*Respect the other writers
*No one liners please. Now you don’t have to write a novel, but write at least a paragraph please.
*Please include your favorite color somewhere in your CS so I know you’ve read the rules.
*No cybering/pornography
*Follow all other basic rules and we’ll be fine.

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 12 authors

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson Character Portrait: Isaac Redfield Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: William Cassidy Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

#, as written by Ditta24
William quietly sat and watched as the man glared at Gwenny and began to slowly reached out for the shadows. Before he could form anything however he realized something, Gwenny was glaring right back! Amused William let his hand rest a bit, still ready for an altercation yet, not ready to be the one who jumped the gun.

After the unnamed man and woman walked off in a hurry Gwenny shot a worried look in Williams direction...

"Yeah i know." Was all he mumbled, a bit irritated at the two mystery people for causing even MORE for him to ponder.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

Melodyn arrived home weak and stumbled into her apartment. "I need to pack something, just incase." glancing around she found her suitcase and began to put things important to her inside using clothes to cushion them then she set it by one of her two windows. Turning back to her bed she about jumped out of her skin as a man was sitting on it.

"DAMNIT MARLEN!!!" she shouted and then stopped herself short of going to him when she saw his face. It was dark and clouded, like a man bent on revenge, a man who had lost everything and was no more human than a demon. Marlen was her friend Greg's little brother, and Greg was the one who saved her so long ago, though he was missing now and they had a feeling he was kidnapped.

"What is WRONG with you? He killed her, Mel, and you are now all buddie buddie with him? How COULD you!" he shouted his face becoming angrier. "I have to hurt you now Mel, kill you, don't you see? You consorted with the enemy, of ALL of us. My superiors told me, to make an example of you. It won't be slow Mel, not after you let her die." he said.

Melodyn didn't know what to think. She trembled as she had no way to defend herself now that she had already used her power. She glanced at her phone it seemed so far away now, sitting on her desk. Hearing Marlen snarle in rage she looked back at him just in time to duck from a fireball heading straight for her face. She rolled over to where she placed her suitcase and threw it out of the window. She then attempted to follow it only to have Marlen lunge at her again with another bellow of rage. Ducking again she was able to get mostly away with only his hand on her ankle, he immediately set his hand ablaze, burning her.

Screaming she kicked him, her apartment was ablaze with bright flames and she patted out the ones on her ankle. Standing up she lunged toward her other window using her weight to break the glass and tumble out onto the pavement below form two stories up. Landing with a thud she screamed as pain shot up her arm and along her side. Standing up on adrenaline alone she took off running just as Marlen jumped out after her using his flames to slow his fall. Sirens wailed in the background and the flames in her apartment rose high. She hissed as her toe hit a bottle as she was barefooted. Her only thought was to get away and into public.

Soon she came upon a clothing store across from a Starbucks and dashed into is hiding among the racks of clothes to catch her breath. The shopkeeper approached her. "Excuuse me miss but in our rather well established store, we do not permit shoeless rift-raf...." his statement was cut off as the front doors exploded and Melodyn screamed. Her legs gave out as she looked upon Marlen, completely bathed in flames as dark as his anger. "NOW IS OUR TIME TO MAKE OUR PRESENCE KNOWN!!" he yelled and Melodyn looked past him, unable to do anything. Her eyes filled with tears as she saw Everette talking with a woman. She was scared for him and the woman.

"Please, Marlen, stop this insanity! It's not worth it." she cried desperately.

"Is that what you said? When he killed her? The only one I had left!" he screamed, showing just how insane he had become. He grew a huge fireball and aimed it at Melodyn. "Any last words traitor?" he asked. All she could do was hang her head and cry, Her ribs were bruised, her arm broken, her strength gone. She was defenseless.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Snow VanArk

0.00 INK

#, as written by Mackamp
Image


The blazing red exit sign cut through the placid dim lights of the library. Snow savored these intimate times, when the patrons had all gone home. It was then she could safely unleash her gift, whether she was watching a video on Indonesia dialect or thumbing through the urban dictionary looking for new slang (not that she needs to do any of that, but she feels like it keeps her fresh). The library was her solace, her life-line and her home.

Tonight there would be no studying, just her usual walk to the best burger joint in towne. She could already taste the guacamole and the sweet potato fries. She wrapped her blue wool coat around her petite waist, topping it with her cashmere scarf and red leather gloves. Snow knew these streets like the books in her library; every storefront, every lamp-post, every dark alley....she had no fear of this town she grew up in. There was a time when her grandmother wanted to send her to finishing school, but her parents feared that her gift would get discovered.

As Snow wandered toward the restaurant, she noticed the medic vehicle and the dissipating crowd of onlookers. She was interested,but had learn that emotion could get her in trouble; so she scanned the onlookers (from a distance) one more time; she observed discomfort, morbid curiosity and disguise. Snow knew she did not want to be a part of this, yet a feisty red-head girl caught her eye. She was glaring at a man who had a sinister look about him. Snow could tell from his stance that he was ready to pounce on her, but the red-head stormed off. “ I guess the showdown is over, I just can't figured out who won.”The music from the bar drifted into the street bringing Snow back to “real life”. She decided she was not needed here and continued on to the restaurant.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

Two years ago...

Deanna grinned with a perverse pleasure as she stood on the roof of the Matsukoshi Skyscraper, where the Nemean Eye, a gem of incredible value, was being held for a scientific study on how light that traveled through it was affected in ways it shouldn't be. As she pulled her Zorro-esqe eyemask down, she jumped off the side of the building, her aura forming on her arm. As she passed the floors, she counted down in her head until the 37th floor, where her aura shot out and shattered the glass, anchoring itself in the concrete floor inside for her to climb up with. Alarms started ringing, but she ignored this as she launched herself across the room and deeper into the building. As she ran, her aura molded itself over her entire body, giving the world a red hue as it covered her head. At the turn of a corner, she ducked into a room, where she found the safe holding the Nemean Eye. She dropped to one knee next to the safe and poked the keyhole, letting her aura slither onto her finger and form the key, unlocking the safe. As Deanna stood up with her prize, slipping it into her pocket, she found herself face-to-face with the Matsukoshi security detail, that is, their own private army. As they leveled their guns at her, she dropped a single grenade on the ground. As it detonated, she was left the last one in the room by the men who saw the grenade drop. She formed a shield in front of her, the shrapnel bouncing off of her aura armor, and when the first guard looked in to see what had happened, she let her aura switch to her arm, piercing his shoulder and sending out three spikes, locking into place in his scapula.
"GET OVER HERE!" She screamed, yanking him towards her and knocking him out with an aura-enhanced punch. She then slipped back into fullbody and ran out the door, right past the still shocked security force, and jumped out the window, her aura forming a pair of translucent wings to escape from the building. She landed on another building ten blocks away, and then pulled the gem out of her pocket to look at her prize...


The night before the today of our story...

Deanna Rouge groaned with an intense desire to murder the bureaucrat who invented paperwork. As owner and Editor-in-Chief of The Last Word, tax time was coming up, and she was in no mood to have to deal with the inevitability of the IRS coming after her due to some unknown flub that one of the accountants missed, probably one extra zero in the wrong place. She was always willing to take on the entire city's police force if it boiled down to it, throw in that Variant team the government made too, but the IRS? She had so much to live for! She grumbled again in reluctance, then pressed a finger to the two-way intercom she'd installed in her desk and her secretary's.
"Shirley, how much longer until lunch?" Deanna asked, sounding like she was one pillow away from passing out from boredom.
"Ma'am... You just got in. At 7:00 at night, too." Her sec responded. Deanna had hired the elderly black lady for two reasons. One, Shirley was the only person capable of keeping Deanna in her office during the day, and two, she made the best damn chocolate brioche this side of the Atlantic ocean, and that's talent you keep a lock on. However, all the pastries on the planet couldn't save Deanna from the torture that was taxes. She DID perk up at Shirley's mention of it being nighttime, though.
"Perfect, so it's already time to start shutting things down!" She said, already grabbing her purple leather jacket and almost out the door before Shirley grabbed her by the scruff and dragged her back into her office.
"Two more forms, Deanna, and you ca-" They were already fully completed and in Shirley's hand as Deanna disappeared out the door, already having taken the 42 flights of stairs thanks to her aura catching the railings on the way down as usual. The grin on Deanna's face as she left The Last Word was enough to chill pudding for the required amount of time til tasty goodness. Her big anniversary was coming up, and it was going to be a night to remember for ALL involved...

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

#, as written by Dae Mec
Tanya yelped as a giant fireball appeared out of nowhere. The hell? She immediately looked around for the source. A deranged-looking man was attacking a bruised and battered woman. In a public coffee shop. With fire. What is wrong with this city!? Without a second thought, Tanya pulled the woman away from the line of fire (literally). Her hand immediately went to her coat, where she kept her loaded gun, which was filled with gene-suppressing tranqs.

"Sir," she said placidly, "I suggest you calm down." Tanya glanced at Everette. Subtly but quickly, she sent a message in code. Damage control. Will attempt negotiation. If failure, attempt knockout. I am armed and prepared to fire. Stand ready.

She eyed the flaming ball of fire with distrust. This is why Variants need to be monitored. People can't be trusted with unchecked power. Some people in the coffee shop began to panic, while a few others took out their phones and began to record it. "Everyone, remain calm. There is no danger." Tanya's voice was firm but soothing. With the hand not on her gun, she pressed a button on her phone; HQ would be alerted, and they would send a clean-up crew to this location.

My God. Back in New Mexico, it was unusual to have a situation once a month. Here, I've witnessed three incidents in one day. The last SADMEN must have been horrible. Hell, had the scout stationed here done anything at all?

Tense as a wire, Tanya waited for the next person to act.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

Image


Everette saw his life flash before his eyes, every muscle in his body tensing to a halt as a fire-ball rocketed by, and he even let out a slight whimper, although no one heard, in complete terror. Fire. The one thing he could not do, and that was the exact power that laid across the street ready to fry him black without mercy. Everette, since birth, has always had an unexplainable fear of fire, and he would rely other hunters to handle the common flame-based variants. Yet another tinge of sadness attacked his conscious when he realized he was the only hunter now, been for a while, and he would have to face these now by himself. What is that different than anything else I do.

Barely calmed down, he noticed her code, so he deciphered it through his gut-wrenching fear. Damage control. Will attempt negotiation. If failure, attempt knockout. I am armed and prepared to fire. Stand ready.

He had no problem whatsoever not charging towards that, but he got caught up on the knock-out part. He concluded that either this person never cared enough to learn about him, or she just had not heard of the fabled “Lone Wolf Hunter”. Everette has never once been sent on a “Bag and Tag” mission, although he had been friends with some hunters who would describe them, for every time he was sent in the field it was to make a variant, such as one that they already understood, disappear. To kill. Tear apart. Obliterate. They never cared, but he guessed they forgot to inform her or just assumed that he would be long gone by now and she would never even of met him.

He decided to teach her, so if she failed and he was absolutely forced to ask, he would make a mess killing the torching Variant. That was one Variant that he did not mind getting wiped out. He thought all of the supposed "wiped-out" Variants, and then he remembered. The girl he killed before was supposedly the last of the Terrakenisis Variants, and so once again he was sad over the death, the ending of a life si short. He realized then, that he was sad over the short life of Terrakenisis itself, not the girl, and so he felt somewhat better knowing that he had mercilessly killed a girl. However, it did not fully rid him of the guilt.

Now he waited.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

Melodyn looked up at the woman who pulled her away from Marlen. Enraged, Marlen screamed. "AGAIN YOU CONSORT WITH OUR ENEMIES! YOU MUNDANE HUMAN! PREPARE TO MEET YOUR DEATH AT ONE OF US WHO YOU HUNT!" he screamed at Tanya and approached her.

Melodyn looked up at Tanya again. "Don't let him get close. That's Marlen Havit. His flames burn so hot that any who get within 2 feet are immediately incinerated unless they are a fire user as well. His brother used to be my friend." she said cradling her broken arm against her chest. She then scooted back to behind Everette.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

Deanna really hated it when people made such a fuss in the same area she was. She had just been enjoying her coffee to relax when Mr. Goodnessgracious came waltzing in and slinging his great balls of fire, dragging in the Variant hunters. She recognized Everette and Tanya from previous run-ins, which, thankfully, they'd never been able to match to her normal life, and Melodyn from news reports that her journalists had brought to her to be approved for post. Sighing, she stood up with her bag, walked to the ladies room, and proceeded to pull out her costume and-

"Where the hell is my helmet?" she said to herself, her bag not showing any signs of carr- "F***!" She didn't know why her cursing bleeped out, but at this moment, she was more concerned with the fact that she remembered leaving it at home today due to oversleeping and needed to get to work on time for once. Rolling her eyes, she formed her aura into a blue pair of scissors and ripped her black undershirt to make a Dread Pirate Roberts skullmask, which she immediately put on along with the rest of her outfit, hiding the bag up in the ceiling tiles. Switching back to her red aura, she burst out of the lavatory, made her fullbody armor, and prepped to bullrush the fire user.

"OI!I know they're out of croissants, but you don't need to get so hot under the collar about it!" she shouted, charging at him as he sent a fireball her way out of reflex. As it connected, she felt a light tingling of the heat the flame was producing as it immediately ignited her armor, cloaking it in flames, then immediately pushed through like it was nothing, aiming an uppercut directly as his chin. As she did so, she made sure to keep her mind on the team behind her as well. She was a rogue as far as they knew, and she rathered they stay ignorant of her identity.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

#, as written by Dae Mec
To Tanya's relief, Everette didn't seem intent on charging or attacking the flame-Variant. Now, she knew that the man had a reputation for indiscriminately killing every Variant. (Which was something that Tanya found incredibly distasteful. Not only was murder morally bankrupt, it also prevented the government from learning more about Variants in general. Specific cases aside, a live Variant was more useful than a dead one.)

Regardless, she was pretty certain that suddenly murdering people in a coffee shop, of all places, would draw even more attention. She hoped that Everette would choose to incapacitate instead of kill, but she wasn't very hopeful. Tanya blinked when she realized that Everette looked... scared. And had he actually whimpered? Tanya quickly ignored the surge of concern. That could wait until after the conflict.

"AGAIN YOU CONSORT WITH OUR ENEMIES! YOU MUNDANE HUMAN! PREPARE TO MEET YOUR DEATH AT ONE OF US WHO YOU HUNT!" Tanya really wanted to roll her eyes, though she barely managed not to. God, could you get anymore melodramatic?

"OI!I know they're out of croissants, but you don't need to get so hot under the collar about it!"

Tanya felt like slamming her face against the wall. Another one? Are you freaking kidding me? Apparently, yet another Variant had appeared out of nowhere. This city is goddamn insane. This particular Variant looked vaguely like a superhero. The strange person was wearing tight-fitting bright blue spandex... and a yellow cape. A cape.

The scout's eyebrows went up when she realized that the wannabe-superhero actually wasn't useless. In fact, she seemed fairly effective. Though the spandex-girl's uniform caught on fire, she sent a punch to the psycho's face. Nice, admitted Tanya grudgingly.

But most importantly, the girl had given her an opening by distracting the opponent. In one smooth move, Tanya fired her gun. The tranquilizer darts in the gun were a work of art. Fireproof, indestructible, and capable of piercing anything, the darts were filled with a gene-suppressant that temporarily dampened or suppressed powers, while at the same time sending a blast of chemicals that would knock out an element.

Just as fluidly as before, Tanya reloaded, prepared to shoot again if needed.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

The second she saw the dart hit Fireball, Deanna pushed her aura though the Nemean Eye, turning the entire thing blue as the fire that was licking along it extinguished. She knew the M.O. of the squad, bag and tag, and she was NOT going to let one of those things hit her.
"Hey now, don't point that thing at me unless you want it broken. I'm not doing anything wrong with my Variance{At the moment}, I just wanted to grab something to perk me up during my break, which, speaking of, will be up in five minutes, and I do NOT want to be late again, last time I ended up late I lost brownie privileges for two weeks, and that REALLY sucks when you- Digressing, sorry. Point being, I-" She stopped midsentence as her aura shot out of her shoulder and though the broken window, snagging a passing semi while another tendril grabbing the macchiato the teenager behind the counter had just finished making for herself. Reeling in both, she zipped out of the store and onto the truck while using the expectation of finishing her sentence to take them off guard, laughing as she rode away from the ruckus with a relatively free drink. Taking a victory sip, she saw a kid staring at her on the sidewalk, jaw dropped at the NON-caped crusader(Seriously, who in their fashion-straight mind gets a scarf and a cape mixed up?). Smiling, she waved and made a little V gesture with her index and middle fingers, seeing the kid grin as she rode off.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

#, as written by Dae Mec
Tanya listened as the superhero wannabe rambled about misusing powers. While it was true that she technically hadn't done anything wrong yet, spandex-girl was skirting dangerously close. Tanya paused. Wait... hadn't there been a—

Her train of thought abruptly derailed. She blinked. What? Had spandex-girl just... jumped out the window? That's not suspicious at all. Nope. Not even a little bit. And... had Everette just followed her? Great. Just great. Tanya stifled a sigh and glanced at the now comatose pyromaniac. Well, that problem was solved.

"Sorry about that, folks!" she said brightly. "The special effects just went out of hand a little. We were recording for a TV show. The producers wanted the reactions of the bystanders to be genuine. Our lawyers should be around soon with the release forms. Thank you for your cooperation!"

Now, she just had to wait for the clean-up crew. They'd be be here soon. Actually, they were already here. Out of the corner of her eye, Tanya noticed that everyone's cellphones had lost their signal. Ah. Good. The crew had already jammed connections. Once the man had been taken down, they'd come in.

The only thing that Tanya was worried about was the Central's reaction. For the oddest reason, Tanya really didn't think they'd be happy.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia Character Portrait: Tanya White Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

Image


Everette watched the scene play out in front of him, and he let out an annoyed grunt when Melodyn crawled by him. For the love of any God, why was she here!?! Honestly, he had just sent her home to be safe, and now the idiot has found yet another way to mess up what he was doing. I could kill her. Everette froze. He could kill her; his connection to her seemed all but gone. He must only have the connection at some points, or maybe he just got over it. He never, however, got over instinct, so he came to realize the true reason. She could change powers, and as long as she did not use his powers, he could be free from his connection to her.

He watched the truck that was going to carry the other girl away, but he knew it would do her no good. Everette wafted her as she went by, automatically memorizing the scent, and decided that she would die before Shilo the Waitress. His reflexes were still uncanningly sharp, so it did not take him long to decide what to do, except this time there was no one able to stop. He rushed over to a taxi with blurring speed, opening and ripping off the car door, and then he flung the car door as hard as he could, which was pretty hard. He had missed the target, the girl, but he decided that it was okay when he hit the wheel of the truck, causing it to fall of its axil. The truck swerved and ran head on into a nearby shop, going through the glass wall in a cloud of smoke and broken glass, and although he did not see what had happened to the girl, he smelled her and knew she was hurt at the least.

He only glanced over to the trio he left behind: a scout with no doubt a stack of paper-work for him that weighed a literal ton, a man who could catch on fire, and girl who seemed to know just how to mess his objective up. He gladly chased after the bus, and when he noticed the child bystander, he gave an awkward smile as if to say Hey kid, I am actually the good guy! No matter what happened, the Crew was on its way, and nothing survived the crew. Not him trying to avoid paper-work, not a girl that can lie, and not a wanna-be super heroine.

As he approached the gaping hole, hoping Melodyn would not follow, he smelled the girl, and prepared himself for the fight, tensing every muscle like loading a gun ready to fire. This, killing, was something he was meant to do since birth, and he knew that was his destiny. No one was ever asked what their destiny was, it is forced upon them, and his destiny was a lonely one filled with blood, a pointless existence that its only purpose was to end other existences. Again, he felt his burden grow heavy with the thought of his only purpose, and again he had to decide what he would do. He had no philosophy holding him there to endlessly serve his cause, but yet he still did. Did he love his country? No. Did he love his people. the variants? No. Did he love himself? No. Did he even love? No. There was no point in continuing the pursuit.

Yet he still was going to, so he prepared to kill or die.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

0.00 INK

As the puppy neared her scent, it was overtaken by the overpowering stench of perfumes, an entire shop's worth smashed in by the truck he'd just destroyed. Any attempts he COULD have made finding her would easily make his nose feel like it was burning off and be a fruitless endeavor to boot. Meanwhile on the rooftop of the building three blocks down, Deanna, who had gotten off long before the truck had crashed, sipped her drink and wondered why anyone would consider keeping an emotionally unstable idiot like Everette on duty, he was clearly more destructive than those he was sent to kill and every bit as remorseless, as his lack of care for bystanders showed. If only he wasn't so bloodthirsty, Deanna could have used a murderer like him for her plans, but she'd watched too many cartoons to know that the dumb muscle types were best kept as inconveniences for the heroes, any higher up in the plans and they usually were the ones to ruin them. Keeping her laughter in her head rather than risking giving away her position, she took off again, her scent disappearing in the wind as she went from rooftop to rooftop.

Returning to her office via the outside of the building, she popped in through the opened window she had left out of and grabbed her spare change of clothes out of one of the drawers in her desk, getting stopped halfway through by Shirley entering the office.
"Deanna, did you think you could just leave in the middle of the day? Mm-mm, not on MY watch. You're gonna sit yo' little editor butt down and EDIT."

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne Character Portrait: Tanya White

0.00 INK

Melodyn relaxed as Marlen fell unconscious. She kept her broken arm cradled to her and her breaths were drawn out and heavy from her bruised ribs. She looked up at Tanya. "I-i need to go to the hospital, a-and get my things, w-will you help me please? I don't have anyone and the rest of my apartment is in flames." she said. Bruises were forming all over her from the entire encounter.

She looked to where Everette had gone, she didn't know what to make of him, or more importantly, of why she ran into him again. He seemed such an odd character, like a ruthless killing machine that could also be gentle. Turning her gaze to Marlen, she shivered, knowing there would be more who would try to attack her. Especially now that they knew she got Marlen captured. All these thoughts ran through her head and she found herself looking up at Tanya again.

"Who are you? How do you factor in?" she whispered thinking outloud. She had a feeling all this person was, was a human, but why would she have a gun right off hand. Especially one with tranq darts.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

There are no arcs in this roleplay.

View All » Create New » Quests

There are no quests in this roleplay.

Events

Soon™.

Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.

Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

Quests

You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 1 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

Navigation

While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

Add Group » 0 Factions to align with

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Add Character » 13 Characters played by your community

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan
Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson
Character Portrait: Isaac Redfield
Character Portrait: William Cassidy
Character Portrait: Alexis Dawson
Character Portrait: Tanya White
Character Portrait: Snow VanArk
Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

Orphanage

By marking a character as abandoned, you can offer them to your players as pre-made character sheets.

Character Portrait: Everette Thorne
48 sightings Everette Thorne played by Words of Oz
"You only send the hounds to bring back dead birds.
Character Portrait: John Delore
9 sightings John Delore played by ImperatorAlpha
"They think they're hard, but nothing is harder than diamond."
Character Portrait: Melodyn Fresia
38 sightings Melodyn Fresia played by Avaria Moonwhisper
"It's hard keeping secrets, but someone has to."

Collectibles

By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.

Events

You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in The Variant Code. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

Notable Items

No items have been created yet!

The Market

Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

Market Data

Market conditions are unknown. Use caution when trading.

Quick Buy (Items Most Recently Listed for Sale)

Open Stores

View All » Add Character » 13 Characters to follow in this universe

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan
Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson
Character Portrait: Isaac Redfield
Character Portrait: William Cassidy
Character Portrait: Alexis Dawson
Character Portrait: Tanya White
Character Portrait: Snow VanArk
Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge

Newest

Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge
Deanna Rouge

BOOM, BABY!

Character Portrait: Snow VanArk
Snow VanArk

The eyes see what the mind knows.

Character Portrait: Tanya White
Tanya White

"I do my job, and I care about people. The two aren't mutually exclusive."

Character Portrait: Alexis Dawson
Alexis Dawson

"Just leave me alone."

Character Portrait: William Cassidy
William Cassidy

The darkness is laughing at your fear...

Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson
Samuel Peterson

IT whiz kid that learns recently of his adaptable powers.

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan
Guinevere O'Callaghan

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is no art.

Trending

Character Portrait: Alexis Dawson
Alexis Dawson

"Just leave me alone."

Character Portrait: Snow VanArk
Snow VanArk

The eyes see what the mind knows.

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan
Guinevere O'Callaghan

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is no art.

Character Portrait: Tanya White
Tanya White

"I do my job, and I care about people. The two aren't mutually exclusive."

Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge
Deanna Rouge

BOOM, BABY!

Character Portrait: William Cassidy
William Cassidy

The darkness is laughing at your fear...

Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson
Samuel Peterson

IT whiz kid that learns recently of his adaptable powers.

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Guinevere O'Callaghan
Guinevere O'Callaghan

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is no art.

Character Portrait: Samuel Peterson
Samuel Peterson

IT whiz kid that learns recently of his adaptable powers.

Character Portrait: Alexis Dawson
Alexis Dawson

"Just leave me alone."

Character Portrait: William Cassidy
William Cassidy

The darkness is laughing at your fear...

Character Portrait: Deanna Rouge
Deanna Rouge

BOOM, BABY!

Character Portrait: Snow VanArk
Snow VanArk

The eyes see what the mind knows.

Character Portrait: Tanya White
Tanya White

"I do my job, and I care about people. The two aren't mutually exclusive."


Fullscreen Chat » Create Topic » The Variant Code: Out of Character

Discussions

  • Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Most recent OOC posts in The Variant Code

Re: The Variant Code

Ah well I think I might go too. I have created a roleplay and I would like to focus on that sorry guys. Melodyn can be adopted as well.

Re: The Variant Code

As much as I hate to admit it, I believe I lost my muse for this roleplay and wish to partake in it no longer. I really do hate it, but the GM has yet to respond and at the moment, we are all kind of at a standstill with no real potential to move forward. :\ I really did love the roleplay while it was active but I think I'm going to drop my character as the majority of the characters are already either dropped or have no signs of being active at all. I really do apologize for this and I hope one day we could all partake in a roleplay that stays active for a long while as I had fun with everyone while it lasted.

Anyways, I do wish you happy future roleplaying. Thankyou and farewell. ):

Re: The Variant Code

Moving on from the night is what I've been waiting for. I thought we were then the whole fight thing started and has now stalled out the rp.

Re: The Variant Code

I would love to see this move to the next day. This is the longest night ever lol . Perhaps we can get more characters to interact if we moved forward.

Food for thought....
Mackamp

Re: The Variant Code

Guys, I don't think arguing about something that's already done is going to help much. ^^;

I was really looking forward to interacting with Everette because I thought he was an interesting character and I was even speculating whether or not to message you for a battle of the sorts as I thought it would be a fun thing to do. Unfortunately I cannot do that so I will disregard the character completely. :\

Anyways I did PM the GM just to see if she would still partake in the roleplay as I do enjoy roleplaying here even though I may not have the time at the moment to actually participate (although I've been waiting for the next day for quite some time, hehe...). It's a shame to see players argue with each other and I do hope that everyone can resolve things quickly as well as the return of our GM so we can continue our story.

Re: The Variant Code

I have actually let Everette be adopted so the story may continue. SarcasticZombie and other GMs, this roleplay was dearly fun, however I prefer to to walk away from conflicts.

Thank you.

Re: The Variant Code

Actually, on you saying about my accuracy, I said that my character MISSED and hit the wheel by accident. The fact that you tried to defend your power's god-like ability to do anything proves your juvenile concept of realism is warped and false, and I am not trying to fit the role of a cliche hero plot, I actually would like to be realistic and not defy the laws of physics while also god-mod my way out of the story. I am sorry that I did not understand how much people could actually lack on this site, such as brain cells to understand what can really happen in the world, and I I would like to formally resign from this roleplay for it is diseased with god-modding and I apologize to all of you who actually can fathom sentient thought.

I am truly sorry for your disposition in life, ThunderGod.

Sincerely,
Oz

Re: The Variant Code

Oz, now that I am posting WITHOUT being clouded by sleep, let me explain my view. My point comes from an RP view. My character was not going to engage you regardless of what you did. You going to run after her? She's going to go up. You jump after? She goes three buildings away ala Attack on Titan. You keep up the chase? She'll stop you from chasing and make sure you can't do it again in a way that any competent evil person would. And she's a villain, it's the laws of the universe that they will either beat the "heroes", or in this case, loose cannon that would never be allowed to live a life outside of a maximum security prison in any environment where they obviously want the most destructive Variants dead or powerless, and yours has murdered at LEAST one innocent in the time it normally would take Deanna to think about killing a non-civ, or escape them the first meeting at minimum, then there's time on both sides to lick wounds, and then they meet again at some point, usually right before the master plan, and the villain tends to lose. There's a logic to these things, and my character is currently filling the role by eluding you via your own recklessness. You're seeing this as an RP fight. I'm seeing it as a story. My character WILL lose repeatedly at some point if this goes on, don't get me wrong. Just don't expect it to be right away.

Also, to settle your other statements, my character can make grappling hooks that don't pay heed to physics and armor that can help her resist the Gs being inflicted, it's not teleportation, it's having a well-rounded power and being the empress of Getthehelloutistan. And, after some research, I take back my disbelief at ripping a car door off, that's apparently easy as hell for even a child, it's being able to throw it with the relative accuracy that you did and your putting my character into a situation that could have outright killed her with zero ability to really respond that concerned me. As for her armor, she has blatant weaknesses in both red and blue that cause the negation of the entire aura for a MINIMUM of the three seconds needed to reload the thing, and the transition time can be taken advantage of. I know my character's weaknesses, but apparently you don't.

Re: The Variant Code

Ok, first of all, there is absolutely NO good reason to god mod. It's the same thing as cheating, and not only that it is disrespectful to the other writers involved. Secondly Deanna would not have known Everett's intion before he crashed the truck. For all she knew, he maybe wanted to talk. My third point is neither Everette nor Tanya had agreed to have known, or had run ins with her character so therefore Deanna would not have known either one of the characters, what their aim was or whose side they were on. Furthermore it clearly states as the very first rule of this roleplay is no godmodding, which by the way, you just admitted to doing so. If I were the game master of this roleplay, I would kick you out for godmodding, especially since you admitted to it. But who know's the owner of this rp might be nice, while I on the other hand am not, and wouldn't take well to my rules being broken.

Re: The Variant Code

For the part where my character threw the car door, if you read my character sheet, you would see that my character has abnormal strength, but that must be unrealistic when you can get on top of a roof from inside a building and teleport almost a mile away. No one is that nimble, and if your character was nimble enough to do that and have an over-powered force-field that can do anything Everette might seem entirely plain. And you are not supposed to be able to just get away, for one because no one is that good, but also because that is the entire reason for this site! That is why they have multiple people, so it does not go your way when you want it that way, princess. So when you god-modded your first escape, I made my character DO HIS JOB, and then you further god-modded because you did not get it your way. Also, you were sitting on the truck having a victory sip, and that seems pretty lounging to me. You were not "actively fleeing". Maybe if you had any understanding of realistic situations and you did not create an under-thought, cliche, and god-like character, you could see that I was doing the traditional thing with my feasible and plausible character. Where I come from, there is only one thing we say to people like you.

Bless your heart.

Sincerely,
Oz

Re: The Variant Code

Everette stronk. Thats part of his character. I'm still trying to figure out how you someone transported yourself three stories away off a vehicle that had been hit within the span of a few seconds.

Re: The Variant Code

The reason I godmodded is because Deanna wasn't going to get into any fights, and Everette was trying to force one. She was actively fleeing, so she wouldn't stay on the truck, and since the shop the truck hit wasn't specified in the previous post, I did so in mine so he'd be forced to give up the chase, which would have ended with either him failing horribly since he can't clear entire rooftops above city streets the way someone like Deanna can(at least, not without being a little too strong in the leg power, and if he could catch up by jumping to the rooftops and being faster than the person who isn't limited by what muscles can realistically do, she'd stop him with an aura wall above the streets, and gravity tends to be a real bitch to flesh), or failing because she had a giant headstart and it's hard as hell for anything living to track something when the scent only exists in the air up above a drafty city. Besides, wasn't Everette godmodding when he threw a FREAKING CAR DOOR THAT HE JUST RIPPED OFF and knocked off a wheel to stop Deanna just because she did his job better than he could?

Re: The Variant Code

I'm going to have to call some major godmodding on thundergod's last post. Like seriously, whats up with that?

Re: The Variant Code

Hey guys sorry for disapearing, I lost my internet and wasn't able to get onto the site till now

Re: The Variant Code

Ok, everything's been fixed, and all the loose threads have been resolved. I think we're more than ready to move to the next day/week/unit of time.

Re: The Variant Code

My response had nothing that said she blocked the dart. Her aura acts like armor, not like a giant shield, if you were aiming for Flamer, you were aiming for Flamer, Deanna's smart enough to dodge when her aura's changing.

Re: The Variant Code

Yeah, I know. Tanya was actually aiming for Flamer dude, though. Sorry, I guess I was unclear. Your response had Deanna blocking the dart that was heading towards flamer. So I just adjusted the post afterwords. Since Deanna and flamer dude were (most likely) standing by each other, it made sense that Deanna thought the bullet was for her. At least, that's what Tanya assumed. Then, after Deanna escapes, Tanya shot at flamer again.

It's fine either way, I think. Once again, sorry about that.

Re: The Variant Code

Dae, Deanna didn't block the dart from hitting Flamer, she was prepping to stop the dart from hitting HER. So you might want to rewrite your post.

Re: The Variant Code

For the next 2 or 3 weeks I will barely be able to go online so I just wanted to let you guys know that while I will try to read and reply to the best of my abilities, that I may not be on much and my replies will be slower.

Re: The Variant Code

ERMAHGERD HOCKEY!!!!!!!! I LOVE HOCKEY!!!!! Sorry just had to freak out for a moment lol. Anyways okie dokie thanks for letting us know Mackamp :). Have fun!