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Unmasked: Dissociative Mask Disorder

Unmasked: Dissociative Mask Disorder

Superpowers and Horror in a Dark Eighties. Based off of the RP by the same name.

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Topics: 80\'s, fanfic, masks, psychological horror, superheroes, and superpowers (Add Tags »)

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https://www.montecookgames.com/unmasked/
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Top Gun is in theaters. “Papa Don’t Preach” is on the radio. Halley’s Comet is in the sky, and Iran-Contra is in the news. The Soviets are in Afghanistan, and the Doomsday Clock is at 3 minutes until midnight. But there’s something else going on—something even bigger. At school, at the mall, down by the 7-Eleven, you’ve started noticing things. Is that troll doll really glowing? Is that cassette tape calling to you? Why doesn’t anyone else seem to notice?

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And when you follow that strange compulsion to create a mask from these items, you become . . . someone else. Someone with capabilities the world has never seen and goals that may not be your own. The mask gives you unimaginable power, but can you resist its agenda? And there are others starting to show up, too, who may have embraced their masks’ dark sides. Maybe that Doomsday Clock matters after all . . .

This RP is based off of the Monte Cook game of the same name. In it, you will be playing as 18-year-old kids in high school, circa 1986. You start out as everyday jocks, nerds, goths and cool kids, but when you feel an odd compulsion to make a mask, then you become a hero - or villain - with amazing powers. Will you be able to control your new persona, to have yourself and your super self work in tandem with each other? Or will your super self consume you?

Please read the rules before creating a character. Have fun!

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Rules

1. YOU DO NOT START WITH YOUR POWERS. I cannot emphasize that enough. You just start out as normal, 18-year old high school kids who end up becoming superheroes (or villains...), but you do not start with them. SO I SAY IT AGAIN. DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHARACTER SUPERPOWERS AS OF ENTRY.

2. No rude language, lewd language, or sex. I don't care what your reasons are, I don't want to see it. Hell and damn are okay, but nothing else.

3. Everyone will be playing characters around 18 years old, meaning they will likely be in high school together and have some knowledge of each other. If you choose to be 19 or 20, you'd start off in college, which is also ok.

4. Expect things to get a bit dark at times.

5. Have fun!

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Character Portrait: Jenniffer Ross "Woe is I."
Character Portrait: Jake Cooperman "Well you know what they say... 'So'?"
Character Portrait: Kali White
Kali White played by Zaria
"No, I am not a vampire..."
Character Portrait: Alonis Alogoris "It's no fun if you play only one side."
Character Portrait: Dani Rhorer
Dani Rhorer played by Sepokku
"The fun never ends!"
Character Portrait: Mason Conners "Life's too short. Chill out."

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(OOC Note: While I did not destroy the Red Queen or her mask, I had Void throw it off into the distance. It's not destroyed, but someone else could find it and become Red's new avatar. However, Sepokku, if you want me to change this to still have Dani have the mask, I am willing to do so.)

Jenniffer stared in horror as the Red Queen plunged her finger into the cop's eye. He screamed, spasming wildly, and then went motionless, mouth open. Dani stood up, looking down at the frightened form of Kali.
That skank. Jenniffer started at Void's voice. That vile, insane, horrible whore!!! Void then proceeded to shout about the Red Queen, giving rather rude explanations of her parentage, relationships with others and what she would do to the Red Queen for this.
Then, the mask came off. Dani fell to the ground, crying. Her arm was skewed at an odd angle. The cop guy started to step towards Dani, and Kali shoved him away.
Without thinking, Void snapped into Jenniffer's body. She threw out an arm, creating a black hole that sucked the mask right off the cop. He immediately straightened, blinking and shaking his head as if he couldn't remember what had happened.
Hurting your own avatar? What new low is this for you, Red?! Void began to stomp towards the mask that lay on the ground.
Void, wai- Jenniffer began, but was cut off. I can't believe you! You control other's minds! I hate that, but I can abide! But hurting your own avatar and making her do evils against her will!?
Voidbringer was awesome in her power. Swirls of dark matter swarmed her in streams and tatters. The light dimmed around her as it was sucked in. Small objects were slowly dragged towards her.
Well, no more! I will not let you force these innocent people to do sins in your name! She picked up the mask. Do you hear me?! NO MORE!!!
With that, she chucked the mask off into the far distance. It sailed over the buildings and landed somewhere else in the city. Preferably a dumpster.
Voidbringer's influence slowly faded, and Jenniffer found herself back in her own body. She looked around, and saw a city in chaos. Maskers filled the streets, pillaging and stealing. The police officer, formerly under the control of the Red Queen, stared at her, open-mouthed. Kali stared at her as well, but with glassy eyes and a calm fire inside of her. An old man in a suit was apparently apologizing for Kali's sometimes erratic behavior. And Dani was still on the ground, in tears.
What was more, all the people who were under the Red Queen's fingertips were now staring at her with an intense hatred. Luchador Kid and Green Mask walked towards her. Luchador Kid had his hands in fists, muscles all bunched up. Green Mask had some sort of jade aura of phosphorescent light surrounding him.
Voidbringer, Jenniffer thought. What have you done?
Voidbringer did not respond.
Ignoring the other two people, she walked over and gently lifted Dani up into her arms, making sure it only caused minimal pain from the girl. She then took Kali's hand as well. "You guys need to go," she said seriously. "Officer, do you think you could carry this injured girl well?"
The officer started. "U-uhm, sure, I don't see why not."
Jenniffer nodded. She concentrated, and a circular portal opened up, vertical, bottom touching the paved street. It led into a hospital hallway, where doctors yelped and dove back from the portal that had suddenly appeared.
"I need you three to all go in here," she said. "Make sure Dani gets some medical attention. Once you're in, stay there, and don't come back for me." She turned to the crowd of Red's cronies. "I need to take care of these guys. Go."
After they went through, the portal closed behind them. Jenniffer turned towards the vast army of cronies. "Right. Let's have at it, then."

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Frostbite waited for the animals to finish running out of the zoo before he walked in. He saw Loki take the staff off his back and it triggered a memory of one of his past incarnations.

"A staff? I haven't used one of those since I was Jack Frost. Apparently that kid needed a tool to channel my power, but he had skills."

"As much fun as it is to reminisce about people I don't know, can we focus on finding Jake or Thor or whoever the hell we're looking for?"

"Some people just don't appreciate chaos." Frostbite snickered. He went looking for the control room to find Jake as that would be the most logical place to find him so he could unlock all the cages. Sure enough he hadn't left yet when they got there.

"Jake you're in danger! Your friend is also possessed by a mask but he is stealing the powers from others and my mask thinks yours might be a target." Mason spoke, not sure if Jake would actually hear him or if the mask was completely in control.

"Thor! Is that what you're calling yourself now or have you gone the super hero route as well and changed things up? Long time no see." Frostbite spoke casually.

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Kali cocked her fist back, slamming it into Apollo's throat, causing him to cry out, I'm the only one that can heal Dani's arm now. What are yo- His thought was cut short as Void tore the mask from him, sending it hurtling to the ground. The officer looked around in muted shock, unable to remember why he was here or why he should care. Something didn't feel right, but what...?

Red's mask soared through the air, having been taken and thrown by a vehement VoidBringer. Its arc would've landed it in a trash can, were it not for the precognition of Dani's mother's bound Aetherkind. A feminine voice, Epimetheus, the Aether bound to Dani's mother spoke quietly to the Aether that now controlled her husband. "Nemesis, jump now. Red's coming." Dani's father leaped into the air with a quiet grace, plucking the mask out of the Sky.

"Dani is going to need this in a bit." He nodded with finality, thinking of the futures Epimetheus had described to him. "Dani should be arriving at the Emergency Room right about now, should we head home darling?" Dani's mother nodded, an expressionless mask with three eyes quietly agreeing. Nemesis's wicked grin stared after Epimetheus, watching her walk for a short moment before chasing after her.

Void has raised the ire of Red's budding army by sending Dani away. Kali and Dani sat quietly in a hospital room, Red's host and victim going into shock with her good hand's fingers locked around Kali's hand. "W-w-whats going on... Kali... Where are we? Please don't leave me. No one else cares enough to visit me here...." Tears streamed down her face as her grip tightened around Kali's hand.

Don't cry, my dear, things will get better soon. Dani didn't want to hear Red right now, she wanted to be back at school, bullying the nerds.

Red's army watched Void from several different angles. More than anything they needed to live a bit longer, time for Red to come back and fix the mess they'd found themselves in. Not that death was too much of an issue. Different hosts could be found to contain them, it was just the workload it would put on Red. No Aetherkind was eager to attract that kind of attention from their terrible Queen.

Luchador, or Lugh grabbed a nearby truck and threw it at Jennifer, before leaping away from the scene with all his might. The Valet in his Green Hockey Mask smiled up at Voidbringer, and simply melted into the floor with a green wink, disappearing from sight. Several other Maskers rushed Void, intent on keeping her off the more important members of their Army, and using their various powers to distract her.

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Sudden change of scenery was unpleasant and partly expected, sitting with Dani inside a hospital room made sense in some strange way.

Kali stared at Dani’s hand tightening around her own, her glassy eyes turning normal once more, she hugged Dani.

“Dani, what are your hobbies?” She asked, all while trying to hide discomfort caused by what happened, and by what Red’s saying.

Policeman went somewhere, Kali did not know where but one other person stayed with them. The one that seemed to have been her parasite.

Now sitting nearby.

He didn’t raise his head to look at the two, but Kali noticed a book lying on his legs.

His gaze seemingly focused on two things, once stopping at book for a while, then turning towards the watch in his right hand, endlessly repeating this process as if he was searching for something.

Forgot to introduce myself, I have many names but feel free to call me Keeper… - She heard his voice again and once more she neglected it, waiting for Dani’s reply.

Understandable, I’ll just…sit here in case you need me. – He indeed sat in silence, still focused on his own thing. A truly confusing sight.

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Hello dear brother, causing trouble for once. That's suppose to be my job.You seen Yrune? He's lookin to steal the powers of elementals such as yourself. Best to come with us if you want to keep that little spark of yours. Loki calls out, a condensending smile dancing on the mask.

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"Voidbringer, if your there, I need as much help as I can get," Jenniffer said.
Voidbringer either couldn't hear her or was just ignoring her. Jenniffer sighed. "Great. Now my mask God has gone catatonic."
Jenniffer quickly dodged the truck, creating a portal that caused it to trap Luchador Kid down on the street.
The rest of Red's army attacked her with their various powers, most of which she was able to dodge. However, a few hit home; a punch hit her in the head, sending her reeling, and a small fire ball had caused het toilet paper outfit to catch fire. She had to both fend off foes as well as try to put it out. It was hard.
Jenniffer was getting tired, and there were too many of Red's cronies. She decided to protect her life, and flew away in an elaborate and confusing pattern to throw off any pursuers.
Finally, she set down in an alleyway. She leaned against the wall, coughing and breathing hard. She was tired and hurt. Her costume was in tatters. I can't keep this up. I have to cubs somewhere to hide. But where? she thought.

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