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Those Not Like Us

Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

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Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby blondehaired on Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:43 pm


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welcome to Those Not Like Us Application Thread! Now, I know there's some negative connotations with applications, but I believe they are incredibly helpful for potential characters and myself as well. Let me be extremely clear, whether I choose your character or not has no correlation to how I think of you or your writing, I promise. I'll wait about a week to announce who will be chosen for each role, and that will be through PM. The application sheet is posted below. Thanks!

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Re: Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby chanelindistress on Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:37 pm

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Andrea Skye Summers

AGE > 24
GENDER > Female

ABILITY > Though she wasn't gifted with some extraordinary power, Andrea more than makes up for what would be considered a rather mundane existence by having both street smarts and the ability to pick up quickly on things, especially when it comes to machinery, particularly in the case of automobiles and weaponry. Andrea is a lot more observant than most people give her credit for and crafty, not afraid to use her charms, wit and sex appeal to get what she wants.

PERSONALITY > Audacious, flirty, and only a touch too reckless for her own good, Andrea is a mouthy little shit, bristling with attitude and smarting off to whoever is in earshot. However, for all she's loud, sometimes obnoxious and attention-demanding with a (healthy) splash of bitch, she cares a lot more than she likes to let on. Andrea has an outward demeanor riddled with unbridled toughness and take-no-nonsense realness in her blue gaze, but a bit of that intimidation positively crumbles once you get her to talk. And she can talk - a lot. She can be biting without truly meaning it and even more-so when she actually does mean it, but that's because Andrea is a lot more observant than people like to give her credit for. At her core, she is a lot more laid-back and down for a few laughs here and there, lending to one too many pranks just to get a rise out of people. She likes pushing people's limits, though seems unable to recognize her own, and her feelings of self-worth are far less than her bravado makes one believe. Nevertheless, Andrea is the same chick who will help come up with a plan of attack and wind up not even following said plan if something new pops up in her head or someone manages to piss her off enough to say "fuck it" and start throwing punches. Or wrenches. She's not really picky.

HISTORY > When her father decided to be a no-show in her life the second he realized that she was conceived and then her mother committed suicide via an overdose, Andrea didn't just happen to fall into a working class life as an orphan in a foster system that didn't care about the children. Oh, she still had to deal with the system and it was this same system - due to their sending her off to three different foster families, each bridled with a story she doesn't really want to tell - that has made her as tough as she was. However, at the end of the day, it was the very same super-humans the system tried keeping her from that became the only family she has ever known. And some of the few people in this world that Andrea could trust. Before her mother died, Andrea ignored the woman's obsession with cocaine in favor of spending her afternoons with her mother's oldest friend, Cheyenne, a superhuman. Upon Andrea being taken away, Cheyenne was labeled as "unfit" to care for the child, despite how loud Andrea screamed and how much Cheyenne begged. Cheyenne was a former Humanly in hiding and while she didn't necessarily treat her hair shop as a place for superhumans to venture to, that was what happened. Andrea spent those first eight years with both a fascination and respect for gifted others that she would take with her, even when dealing with an abusive adoptive father and a gang-affiliated other foster family. She also never forgot the people who cared for her when they didn't have to. And so when she happened upon - more like, eavesdropped on - information on a meeting with Humanly, Andrea didn't hesitate to make her presence known. Besides, even though one or two can find her annoying from time to time, she figures that she's been more than useful and she livens the place up, at least in her opinion. That's got to mean something, right?

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Re: Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

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Hyun-soo 'Russell' Kwon

AGE > 28 years old
GENDER > Male

ABILITY > Russell's ability is ghost physicality and includes invisibility as well as intangability. His invisibility can range from fully visible to see-through to actually not visible at all. With intangibility he is either fully intangible or fully tangible and nothing in between. His ability has invisible and intangible as his natural state. As such he is using his power only to come out of these states. As most others using his ability tires him easily. When tired he he can not be seen, felt, and as a side effect heard. Although espionage is one of his strong points, actual conflict is not. Using his power costs so much energy that he is never able to use this in a fight. Whenever in his ghost state he does not require sleep, nor food.

PERSONALITY > Russell is a bit of a shifty character. He does have his heart in the right place, but his past experiences have left him fearful and psychologically troubled. He tries not to show it, but those that know him better will realize it. The same experiences have left him naive. He is very trusting and is more easily influenced by strong characters. He tries to be loyal to his friends, but with all of his previously mentioned traits he can be influenced to do things he actually does not want to do. More than anything he longs for companionship with friends and of course to find a companion for life.

HISTORY > Russell was born to Korean immigrants living in Boston. By all standards he had a happy childhood and was raised to be a smart and responsible member of society. Albeit not athletic, he filled the stereotype of math-club, debating chess player. His actual ambition was journalism and he soon started writing for the school paper.
At the age of 15 he felt some changes. His power was kicking in later than most other powered individuals. At first he just seemed to get more clumsy by the day. Dropping glasses, his lunch or falling of his chair. His intangibility was a fact only Russell knew about. The news and even his school were not known for accepting powered individuals into their midst. Over time it became increasingly difficult to remain tangible. Trying to find an outlet he wrote about his transition and the things he was scared of. Being the only neutral voice for the powered people he wrote his letters anonymously to the Humanly, who would include them in their newsletters and as an example story to the world, what so many youngsters have to go through.
By his 19th birthday he was no longer able to be tangible in any way. In a panic fit he walked into an abandoned house straight through the door in order to get some privacy. He tried all his might to become himself again, but it only became worse and for the first time he turned invisible as well. At the same time someone had seen him phasing through the door, and although he was not recognized, they did see he was a powered. This was tweeted and it wasn't long before extremists set the house on fire. He ran, but since he was invisible nobody saw him leave the house.
There was nobody seeing him, nobody he could talk to. He had literally ceased to exist to the outside world. He thought he was actually dead, and this was his hell. Isolated as he was, he started to go crazy. He tried to commit suicide in every way possible, but his intangibility made it impossible. A 100 trains railed through his body, while he was lying on the tracks. Every knife went straight through him, not leaving any mark on his wrists. He started living peoples lives for them, staying at their houses, stalking their girlfriends and wives and sitting in on the meetings at their jobs. Still he was never seen, heard or touched.
After 6 years of isolation he was finally seen for the first time again. Unfortunately, he was trespassing and was arrested and classified as a confused John Doe without any records. When they took him for fingerprints he turned invisible again. But with renewed hope and a sense of still being alive he started to test. He sat still in front of a mirror for 2 weeks. When he finally appeared again, he saw himself for the first time in 6 years. With a full beard and definitely a few years older he realized he had never stopped ageing. He shaved himself and still being updated about the news, he went to the people he wrote all those years ago. The only people that will probably stand by him.


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Re: Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

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CASPER ALEXANDER JAMES CORRIGAN

AGE > 21
GENDER > Male

ABILITY > Empathy (The power to fully interpret and replicate the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others.)

Casper can fully interpret and replicate the emotions, moods, and temperaments of others without reading apparent symptoms, allowing him to understand introverts or discover one emotion is actually hiding another. He can attack someone in a personal and emotional way since they know exactly what emotion is flowing through themselves and can use this knowledge to play against them. Eventually, Casper may learn to read emotional imprints left into environment or objects. There are numerous sub-abilities from Empathy, and the most used one would be Empathic Precognition, that part is uncontrollable to Casper. It happens randomly when he touches certain objects or people with strong emotion. A strong weakness to this ability is it is constant. Empathy is not an ability you can truly control, it happens. You constantly feel the emotions of the entire surrounding area.


PERSONALITY > Timid, Caring, Insecure. Casper's personality is one of someone who understands. He's sympathetic to everyone's situation, as an Empath he knows how other's feel. Due to his father's treatment of him, he's learned that for him silence is the best option. A trait to describe Casper, is timid. He's incredibly shy, even around people he's known his whole life. He tends to stutter, and will often blush when he tries to get things out to people. As a caring person, he puts everyone's well-being over his own. Meaning, he would sacrifice himself for another's way to live. Casper is rather insecure, this also stems from his father's treatment. For awhile he was afraid of his own self. Afraid of the superhumans, for reasons he knows. He became insecure, and when he realized his power, became insecure towards that. Because to him, Empathy isn't just a blessing it's also a curse. You always know what others are feeling, and sometimes you channel that through you. A caring person is also one that fights for equality. He believes, that equality is a natural born right. That it should be expected. He understands people are fearful if they give them power, they will try for more. But, Casper doesn't feel like people should be fearful about it. If you treat him. If you treat any superhuman with respect. They will be more peaceful about their approach. Another thing, Casper truly hates violence. He can't bring himself to harm anyone, even if they attack him first. It's just not the type of person he is.

HISTORY > On one stormy August night, a child was born. Born to Olivia and Michael Corrigan, gave birth to their only and final child. That night Casper Alexander James Corrigan was born.

When he was younger, he grew up in a loving family. His father helped him play sports, his mother helped him with his school work. They were happy. His mother had hidden a secret from his father, though, she knew one day her son would develop powers. His father, on the other hand, was raised to hate superhumans. He ha no idea his wife had powers. Casper's childhood seemed to change around the time he turned eight. He began feeling emotions, for random reasons. He often yelled at his parents, coincidentally, the neighbors would be arguing. His mother began to realize his powers had started to manifest, and it was only a matter of time before it got to the point where it was noticeable. Casper's mother and father began to argue heavily when the boy wasn't awake or around. But that still plagued it.

He had just turned thirteen, his life began to change for good. HIs mother was murdered, during a mugging from a superhuman who had turned his life to a drug addiction. This furthered his father's already intense hatred towards superhumans, to intense levels. In Olivia's will was a letter that was to be read by the attorney to Casper any his father. The minute that happened, his father smiled and they went home. The letter had explained that Olivia was superhuman, gifted with telepathy and that Casper was more than likely going to inherit powers. From a younger age, Olivia knew Casper was gifted with Empathy. The letter explained it and explained what it could become. The boy's father became angry. His son, a superhuman? The same race that killed his wife? His wife lied to him? He got angry. He took his anger out on his son, and mercilessly beat him. As he grew older, Casper's power grew stronger. More capabilities. As he grew older, his father's beatings got worse. Casper became silent and timid. Unable to stand up for himself, he began to be bullied at school. When he turned sixteen, it stopped. His empathic powers grew, and one day, he ended up blasting his father with all of his anger and sorrow. He filled his father with all that emotion, and his father had a heart attack. Casper felt so bad, and he became against hurting people.

During his later teens, a movement started up. A movement to provide equality for superhumans. He wanted to join, he didn't want children to grow up like he did. He wanted them to feel safe. So he joined the movement, and that is where he is today.


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Re: Those Not Like Us:Application Thread

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Thomas James Walmer

AGE > 23
GENDER > Male

ABILITY > Telekinesis

Even with the years of practice, Thomas' powers are at a mildly elementary level. Some advanced forms of telekinesis include the manipulation of other people and can go as far the manipulation of items at a subatomic level. Thomas can levitate items, has the ability to bind items - which keeps them from moving - and lastly, he can push and pull items away. With more evolution and practice of his powers, Thomas can achieve psionic strength and speed which allows his telekinesis to augment his strength and speed. Thomas is still very basic leveled thus far, though. He's still learning to control his powers which gets easily affected by his mood - if Thomas is angry or in pain, he finds that his powers may trigger themselves and can be hard for him to control.


PERSONALITY > Even with the world against him, Thom isn't entirely an unhappy soul. He still feels a lot of resentment against everyone who ever gave him a hard time about being different, about being a member about the Humanly. He's especially sensitive to remarks about the 'powered' from those who aren't from all his years of being bullied and can get very easily angered and defensive. Tommy is usually very skeptical of those who try to help him, it took him roughly four years to get comfortable enough with the help that came from the Humanly. Though he's skeptical, he's still a nice kid. He's genuine and won't go out of his way to be an asshole to anyone who doesn't deserve it.

HISTORY > Thomas was born to Bryan and Hayley Walmer of Seneca Falls, New York. A small quaint family of four living in a small quaint town. Bryan and Hayley were your average couple, no powers ran their veins. So when their youngest of two, Thomas was born, Bryan and Hayley never thought anything would ever differ. Their lives were lived quietly as a lower middle-class family.

Howver, the migraines started when Thom was twelve years old. At first, they were nothing more than headaches, but slowly weird things started to happen. The headaches got stronger, more debilitating, and with each headache that came, Thom started to notice that the world around him seemed to move out of place. Every headache that came was blinding, deafening; every time his eyes opened, things were out of place - things that were on the shelves or on desks were suddenly on the floor. Thom left himself to believe that it was nothing more than a coincidence. It wasn't until it happened in school once when Thomas was 15 that he realized it was more than just a coincidence. He was in the library when one of the headaches came - desks, lamps, books, everything suddenly sprung into the air while Thomas coiled over in pain holding onto his head, hoping to quiet down the painful ringing that stung against his skull. Every pair of eyes were on him as he screamed out in agony. Thom passed out from the pain, waking up hours later in the hospital with police and his family surrounding his bed.

Thomas was labeled a mutant, an animal, a crazy person - anything you can think of, Thomas was it. He turned into an outcast at school, and quickly became an enemy to many. Not because he used his powers, he didn't even know how, but because he was different - visibly different. As time went on, Thomas learned what his powers were, learned how to control them, learned how to use them for his own good. He started to push against society, against his family, against everyone he knew. He acted out and slowly, as the headaches shied away, Thom gained (mostly) full control over his powers. Now at 23, Thomas has become a member of a society, a movement named 'The Humanly' that works with those with powers, those with differences, to create a society for them that is free, livable, human, normal.


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Re: Those Not Like Us: Application Thread

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Dr. Petra Ivanović Džeko

AGE > 27
GENDER > Female

ABILITY > Petra's power is to manipulate the cells in the body's of others to regenerate and "heal" the body. This ability essentially injects energy into the body and manipulates it, it looks similar to a low-grade electrical current, and can be frightening and strange to watch for an observer. While this ability works wonders for damaged organs and tissue, it is limited in what it can do for someone who is infected with a viral, fungal, or bacterial malady. She can direct their body to fight and lessen the symptoms, but this is arduous and constant work, and either she or the subject may give out before the battle is won. This ability takes actual energy from her, and so it is limited to how much she can handle. That isn't to suggest she can't handle quite a bit however, as over the years her work has afforded her plenty of practice. On the other end of that spectrum, Petra can also unheal a subject, or command their cells to self destruct in painful ways. Anything from a mildly uncomfortable inflammation to a gaping laceration. She can make you look like you were hit by a car without it actually ever happening. Ironically, Petra can not actually heal herself. Maybe she has that ability, but she hasn't been able to do it as of yet, not that she's had much of a chance to thank god.

PERSONALITY > She's stuck in a constant state of fight or flight, at least some part of her always is. That same fear in the back of her head that could inexplicably happen at any moment despite how careful she is. Being found out as superhuman. Although she is a generally cautious and paranoid individual whose life is shadowed by fear. Her reaction to fear and intimidation is actually less meek than that constant sort of living might suggest. On the contrary her reaction to it is rather aggressive and domineering, someone snarls at her, she snarls back. She bares her teeth and puffs out her chest with the best of them, and won’t back down. Animals in the wild who show weakness are the first to be preyed upon and humans as it turns out are not as far off from their bestial ancestors as they think. Petra is nothing if not a survivalist, and keeping these truths in mind she shows no vulnerabilities, shows no weakness, not to anyone. The idea of doing such a thing makes her incessantly uncomfortable.

Interacting with a person who has a god damn chip on their shoulder can be challenging and unpleasant. Her biting wit is not easy to shrug off, she's good at finding the weak points around you and digging into them. She's standoff-ish and doesn't trust anyone. Certainly not when she's proven to herself that she need only rely on her own competency. Don't expect her to do you any favors or be particularly concerned over your welfare either, her aloofness, although forced, is determined. Petra takes some getting used to, and vice versa. She never makes a good first impression to anyone other than a client or cuddly animal. But for the few who have managed to stick around and befriend her, find that they have gained a steadfast and loyal friend. She doesn't get attached to too many people, nor does she want to, but those who manage to fit that category are next of kin to her. With them she can be humorous, teasing, caring, thoughtful, and reliable.


HISTORY > Petra had an immigrant mother who worked as a cleaning lady and nursemaid, and raised Petra strictly in terms of academia. She remembers her mother’s constant lecture, which was humorous in the deliverance but entirely serious in its meaning, “Become a doctor or lawyer Petra, make good money and marry a man who loves you. Then, I can come live with you and take care of your seven children.” Petra was a loyal daughter, and granted her mother’s wish, or halfway has anyway. In Petra’s own stroke of humor, she did become a doctor, but a Veterinarian instead of a well-payed human doctor. Her pay is more than enough to keep both her and her mother kept. But they certainly don’t live in a fancy house with white picket fences, and she’s certainly not married to a loving husband and pregnant with her seventh child; there’s time for that though, as her mother keeps reminding her.

Perhaps all of that is for the better however, because if Petra practiced her abilities on humans, not that she’d want to in the first place, someone would be bound to notice. Animals can not rat you out. Secrecy is her sanctuary. Though she knows of the humanly she doesn’t consider herself to be fool enough to paint a target on her back. She’s helped humans before, sneaking them into the back of the clinic and patching them up the old fashioned way for cash under the table, but that’s a business matter and not related to any sort of desire to reach out and aid humanity, let alone other superhumans, despite helping them on occasion too. This is always with a heavy warning however, it is after all illegal for a DVM to practice human medicine.


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THEO SONG

AGE > 26
GENDER > (cis)male

ABILITY > telepathy; the ability to project, read, and manipulate thoughts.
Theo has a rather strong hold of his abilities, with better control over them than his younger sister has over her own powers. The reading and projecting of thoughts comes especially easy to him, and require very little effort on his part. The downside of this is that, in regards to reading thoughts, the power is not always voluntary. Instead, he hears thoughts like an ordinary individual hears the spoken word- the 'hearing' is seldom optional, although he can enhance his hearing and sometimes shut out thoughts through concentration. His powers are also limited by physical range, with the distances tending to vary depending on those Theo is reading and the amount of effort he is using. He has also found that more intense and emotionally-powered thoughts tend to be louder than everyday musings. He often wears earphones and listens to music whilst in public places as, despite having improved his ability to block out excessive thoughts, Theo still struggles in crowds. The bombardment of thoughts that surround crowds have long-since made Theo loathe public transport, and being around crowds too long tends to leave him with a terrible migraine. Theo can also manipulate thoughts to a varying degree, and this ability ranges between simply placing a temptation into another's mind to to blatantly controlling their actions. Typically, however, his manipulative power lies somewhere in the middle, forming strong urges in his "victim's" mind which are difficult, but not impossible, to refuse. Theo also cannot keep this control going after he's changed his focus, and his hold weakens over time, typically only lasting for about fifteen to twenty minutes at most. Theo's abilities tend to give him chronic headaches, which hit at least every couple of days, as well as resulting in him requiring more sleep than most to function very effectively.


PERSONALITY > Theo isn't the easiest person to get along with. His exterior is one of cool abrasiveness, and his words always seem to come out blunt even when he is making an effort to be civil. His humor is sardonic and sarcastic, and a mocking smirk is always quick to his lips. He is both mysterious and honest in that he keeps his personal feelings and thoughts close to his chest, but is very open about his opinions of others. He is not incapable of kindness, but he certainly is not warm, and his cynical view of the world borders on pessimism. He is very prideful, and his attitude is a somewhat selfish one, wherein he places the welfare of himself and his sister above anything and everything.
He lives in a world supposedly against him, and thus his capacity for sympathy is rather limited. He has hardened himself, built armor around his heart to keep any potential damage. His trust is tremendously difficult to obtain, and he struggles with loyalty, for whilst he admires it, life-or-death situations tend to bring about his survival instincts rather than thoughts of teamwork and nobility. He is fearsome in his protectiveness, and more than a touch vindictive when he feels like he -or, more often, his sister- has been wronged. His softness is difficult to uncover, but it is there. One can see it when he is with his sister, or when he is interacting with kids, whom he has a considerable amount more respect for than most adults. One can see it in his inner conflict, as he struggles with everything that he hates about himself, yet fights to maintain a guise of indifference.


HISTORY > Theo and Nora were taken into custody, at ages seven and five, respectively. When the pair was questioned by police, the pair told the police of how their mother had packed her bags and disappeared from their rundown apartment just over two weeks ago, never to return. The pair had stayed there, waiting for their mother to return. However, it hadn't been long before they had to find food. They were found in a diner, trying to purchase a bowl of fries with money from a stolen wallet. From there, they were sent to one foster family after another, and the children quickly learned the rules of living in the 'system'. Don't argue. Don't misbehave. Don't get attached.
Ultimately, however, these rules proved futile. What should have been their final home instead became a source of nightmares for both the siblings. The man was twenty-something, high on drugs and drunk on self-loathing. He broke into the house armed with a gun he'd purchased far too easily, and proceeded to rob the family before moving to assault their foster mother. As he swayed back and forth, knife glinting in the moonlight, Nora screamed, and the man and the house alike began to shudder and shake. Then his fingers turned red as their separated from his hands. His shoulders from his torso. His legs from his hips. He was torn to shreds. The terrified foster parents reported the incident and deftly returned the siblings to the system. Now marked with Superhuman, the pair remained in the system. They weren't fostered out again.
As soon as Theo was old enough, he and Nora disappeared off the grid, and they have been lost ever since. Surviving as they tried, tried to live. Their powers finally had a purpose beyond being a thing for people to fear and hate. Their powers kept them alive. They were constantly on the move, but found reason to stop when they finally found refuge with the Movement.




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ELEANOR "NORA" SONG

AGE > 24
GENDER > (cis)female

ABILITY > telekinesis; the ability to influence/manipulate/move matter with her mind.
Nora's powers are very dangerous, largely due to the difficulty she has in controlling them. The abilities have eminent potential, but they are also ferociously volatile, prone to acting up and lashing out in reaction to rising emotions. Essentially, her powers involve moving objects with her mind, with the heavier the object, the more effort and concentration it requires. She does not quite know the limit of her abilities, as they seem to be at their most powerful during times at which she is not in complete control, and thus she tries to keep them tampered down for the most part. The heaviest she can lift, as far as she knows, is about eight or so tonnes, although this requires maximum effort. If she strains herself for too long, she tends to get nosebleeds, headaches, and fainting spells. Her powers also use up her energy fairly quickly, and eats a lot to keep herself functioning well. Her emotions often have some sort of reaction with her powers, with both sides driving the other beyond how far they would typically go. Her fear of her powers keep her from truly working to understand them, resulting in them only being more chaotic when unleashed. She also suffers from panic attacks.


PERSONALITY > Nora is the softer of the Song siblings, but truth be told, that really isn't saying much. Theo has always been icy, anyway. Meanwhile, Nora is something else entirely. Nora is fire.
She is a stubborn creature, yearning for justice, or if not justice, at least the feeling of knowing that she did what she could, when she could. Her moral compass points a touch more north than Theo's, and she is more likely to make sacrifices and risks than the elder Song. She is passionate and strong-willed and aggressively courageous, and her impulses are ultimately what rule her. That said, she is also prone to bouts of self-consciousness, and there is a selfishness within her that she has been trained since childhood to maintain. She's spent the majority of her life convinced that it is her and Theo, against the world, and for that reason she struggles with trust and guilt in regards to her fervent desire to be loyal.
She second-guesses herself constantly, but plays the part of a woman who knows exactly what she wants and what she is doing. Her confidence comes from cynicism and a bleak view of the world, rather than passion and self-love.Blessed with a quick wit, her retorts can be brutal at times, and her intellect is certainly high. However, she can be quite melancholic. She does not confide easily, and she fears herself and her potential to hurt. Her penchant for snarky humor and dry jests masks a pair of contradictory fears- the fear of being alone and the fear of intimacy.


HISTORY > Theo and Nora were taken into custody, at ages seven and five, respectively. When the pair was questioned by police, the pair told the police of how their mother had packed her bags and disappeared from their rundown apartment just over two weeks ago, never to return. The pair had stayed there, waiting for their mother to return. However, it hadn't been long before they had to find food. They were found in a diner, trying to purchase a bowl of fries with money from a stolen wallet. From there, they were sent to one foster family after another, and the children quickly learned the rules of living in the 'system'. Don't argue. Don't misbehave. Don't get attached.
Ultimately, however, these rules proved futile. What should have been their final home instead became a source of nightmares for both the siblings. The man was twenty-something, high on drugs and drunk on self-loathing. He broke into the house armed with a gun he'd purchased far too easily, and proceeded to rob the family before moving to assault their foster mother. As he swayed back and forth, knife glinting in the moonlight, Nora screamed, and the man and the house alike began to shudder and shake. Then his fingers turned red as their separated from his hands. His shoulders from his torso. His legs from his hips. He was torn to shreds. The terrified foster parents reported the incident and deftly returned the siblings to the system. Now marked with Superhuman, the pair remained in the system. They weren't fostered out again.
As soon as Theo was old enough, he and Nora disappeared off the grid, and they have been lost ever since. Surviving as they tried, tried to live. Their powers finally had a purpose beyond being a thing for people to fear and hate. Their powers kept them alive. They were constantly on the move, but found reason to stop when they finally found refuge with the Movement.


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