EIDOLON

EIDOLON

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A superpowers rp

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Introduction

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You see a person pass you by and you begin to wonder about them, making judgements and inferences based on what you see and what experience has told you, and in the next moment you start making things up about that person, building off of the idea of them, painting around and over the picture in your head. Based on how you’re feeling this picture is romantic, friendly, or evil. Until this idea you’ve created of that person that passed you by is nothing like who that person really is, and likely never was, but it has taken on a life of its own no less, and your feelings toward that idea of a person are set without them even knowing. Similarly, the famed and powerful that are watched by the masses are judged and idealized, until the eidolon becomes bigger than the person themselves, high and untouchable above the rest. Some go entire lifetimes chasing that sparkling high, to be that which everyone looks up to and worships. But a word of caution to the wise, there is a terrible price to pay to slip from that pedestal. For if, or when, that eidolon goes wrong and plummets back down to the ground, the masses rip it apart and consume it like starved cannibals.

Such is the world we live in, a world of idols and ideas and brands, but of other things too. Ordinary life for the ordinary person is business as usual, wake up in the morning, go to school go to work go to lunch got back to work and school and dinner and tv and grocery shopping and hanging out with friends and doing taxes and walking the dog- the list goes on. Some ordinary people are happy and some are not, most are somewhere in between, but none of them are expecting what is about to happen to them or the world around them. Ordinary people are about to wake up in the morning and go about their business as usual, only to find that they are no longer ordinary people. Powers not unlike those seen only on big screens in theatres and in comic books will suddenly awaken in them, turning them into anything but ordinary.

What will they do with these powers? What will be the consequences of what they decide to do? Some are not so moral as others, some have desires too great to yield to humble pursuits, some just want to be seen. Others want the chance to do good in the world, to be examples of all that is righteous in whatever way they can. Some, while gifted, are not powerful enough to do either, yet it won’t stop them from trying. This is a time of great change, of the rise of an entirely different world, of the rise of eidolons unlike anything society has experienced before.

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The setting of this roleplay is set in modern times, 2017 and with no deviation from the world as you know it. The city will be fictional, an east-coast New York-like city called Metro City, all other places in the world can remain the same, I just wanted to set us in a city where we can make up the locations instead of having to study a map of New York. Characters that we make will be ordinary people who wake up one day with super powers, and I know it's tempting to make them black belts in karate but we'll refrain from combat training unless it fits your character's occupation or way of life. I'm talking blogging, starbucks drinking, works a shitty job normal people. Of course your character doesn't have to fit that criteria exactly (could even be a singer or politician) but you get the idea, I don't want your character to be prepared for what they're about to go through. There can be one or two cops or ex-military but lets keep that minimal. You won't be picking your powers. I'll be assigning them to your character using the random feature on the super powers wiki. These powers will be rated according to raw destructibility capacity 1-6, and your character will be getting a total of six points in powers. Example: A level 3 power, coupled with a level 2 & 1 power. = 6 points in total. If I see an opportunity for a theme for your character I may play off of that and cheat a little, but it will still adhere to the point system and I won't be discussing powers with any of you. So please don't message me with requests for powers, because that'll work against you more than it'll work for for you. Just because your power is destructive doesn't mean it's necessarily the best. It just means it posses the potential for raw destruction according to the nature of the power. A level 2 or 1 could beat your level 6 character if they are either just the right power or particularly clever. Alternately, poor luck could just be your character's undoing.

Eventually the government will be putting your characters into known number categories exactly like the above and setting up facilities in different cities, like in one punch man a bit. Your character will have the option of joining these facilities to receive training. These facilities will have the main goal of ensuring higher-level supers can get their powers under control so that no accidents happen, with a secondary goal and option of training different teams to combat "villains" that rise, people that abuse their powers or are considered a threat (like criminals etc.). You can see how that can quickly end up corrupt but this is all eventual and first we're going to need to get through some sort of disaster that will warrant the government stepping in and building a facility open to the public. We can work that out as we get our characters and find out what their powers are. I'm guessing a culture of the general public admiring the different powered humans arises, or hey maybe they public hates them because they destroy shit? Who knows that's up to us but I like our possibilities.

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[center][size=200][font=garamond][color=colour]C H A R A C T E R [first name] // N A M E [last name][/color][/font][/size]
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[u]Appearance[/u]
[b]Hair:[/b]
[b]Facial Hair:[/b]
[b]Eyes:[/b]
[b]Build:[/b]
[b]Skin Tone:[/b]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Weight:[/b]
[b]Voice:[/b]
[b]Handed:[/b]
[b]Body Markings:[/b]
[b]Scar Tissue:[/b]
[b]Unique Body Features:[/b]
[b]Clothing Style:[/b]

[u]Name[/u]

[u]Nickname[/u]

[u]Title[/u]
[hero name TBD, don't choose that for yourself]

[u]Visual Age[/u]

[u]Factual Age[/u]

[u]Gender[/u]

[u]Sexual Orientation[/u]

[u]Power Ranking[/u]
[leave blank until you are assigned]

[u]Powers[/u]
[leave blank until you are assigned]

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[u]Personality[/u]


[u]Moral Alignment[/u]


[u]Motivation[/u]


[u]Quirks[/u]
[*optional, erase if not used, don't just make something up for the sake of a quirk]

[u]Fears[/u]


[u]Likes[/u]


[u]Dislikes[/u]


[u]Skills[/u]
[*optional, erase if not used, languages they speak, hobbies, etc.]
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[center]Rating System
[b][Perfect] - [Excellent] - [Good] - [Above Average] - [Average] - [Below Average] - [Poor] - [Very Poor][/b][/center][hr][/hr]
[u]Combativeness[/u]
[b]Hand-to-Hand Combat:[/b]

[b]Melee Combat:[/b]

[b]Ranged Combat:[/b]

[b]Control Over Power:[/b]

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[u]Group Affiliation[/u]
[leave this blank for now]

[u]Marital Status[/u]


[u]Relatives[/u]


[u]Origin[/u]


[u]Occupation[/u]


[u]Bio/History[/u]

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⚫These rules may be at the bottom but they are essential to read! I have written a lot of information above, here, and in links, and if you ask me a question that is answered in any of those places I will be referring you back to it. And I will probably be a little annoyed, so please read through everything. I would like to iterate that this rp will be slower paced than perhaps you're used to. I don't think I'll be posting anymore often than once a week-ish and I wouldn't expect anyone else to keep a quicker pace than that. What I would expect however is a certain level of literacy, if 500 words or more is something you don't normally put out in a post then please note that this rp would be difficult for you to keep up with and you might not be literate enough to be accepted. I will also be looking at previous rps you've been in to check out quality of writing. If you're new or it's a new account you're using, I may ask for a sample or two or links to other rps you've been in.

⚫As stated before, this roleplay centers around you not knowing what powers your character will get. However, if that is something you aren't interested in there is the option of choosing your own character's powers, you will be limited to a point total of 3 in power levels if you choose this. That means you are limited to either three level 1 powers, a level 2 & 1, or one level 3 power. It's understandable if you choose this but keep in mind that it's more fun all around to experience getting powers that you don't expect.

⚫Don't post commentary or ooc in any thread but the ooc thread. I like to keep my other threads nice and clean and organized. c:

⚫Be civil with one another and if there is a problem please bring it to me immediately, I don't want bickering in the ooc. Also be sure to try to interact with everyone's characters and be inclusive of one another, it's more fun that way and we don't want to leave anyone out.

⚫I highly encourage plotting with one another and making drama and conflict and relationships - what I don't like is insta-ships and undeveloped angst. Be smart about how you go about plotting, make it good for the readers! Take initiative and message one another with ideas, don't just post in the ooc that you're open to plot, make the effort to come up with ideas yourself. A lot of this roleplay's plot and conflict will be up to the group to come up with, as GM I will generate villain NPCs and conflict as we need it but I would love for everyone to be involved. We can only get out of this what we put into it.

⚫IC posting will be on a separate forum outside of the tab. I don't like the tab posting system so please don't post in there. The IC thread will be linked at the top with all of the other links.

⚫Read other people's profiles before making your own character, I don't want two of the same character idea and it's good to get a look at other's people's profiles to possibly connect your character to them and plot.

⚫We will be using realistic face casts and pictures, you aren't limited to actors but they do have to be pictures of real people instead of illustrated or anime. I reserve the right to ask you to change an FC if it's one that leaves a poor taste in my mouth, I sure hope no one would choose Justin Beiber for an FC though lol.

⚫Your character must be at least 17, and if you want to make more than one please make your character a different age group from your first, I would like a variety of ages.

⚫In the bio section of your profile you have the option of making your character's bio in bullet points, which is both shorter and easier to do. However if you do this (and I'm not familiar with you) I need to make sure you are literate enough to keep up with the roleplay. You can prove this to me by sending me an IC sample of what you would put out for my rp, or link me to an rp or two you've participated in that iterate fairly well your literacy level.[/list]

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"If I know I can do it. I probably will."

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"Life is too short to be stressed."

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Zachary Jenkins

"If you never quit, you can never fail."

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Otto Fischer

"If I know I can do it. I probably will."

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Thomas Flores

"Hello, my name is Thomas Flores. What is yours?"

Character Portrait: Jude Alexander
Jude Alexander

"Things don't always get easier along the way."

Character Portrait: Jolinda Casper
Jolinda Casper

"I am the architect of my own destruction"

Character Portrait: Jack Cassius
Jack Cassius

"Running from the past won't fix anything, it just holds you down"

Character Portrait: Rose Davis
Rose Davis

"Life lived too seriously is no life at all, so dream a little."

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Violet Valentine

"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."

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Nico Grant

"We're all going to die someday. Why can't we at least be honest with each other?"

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Thomas Flores

"Hello, my name is Thomas Flores. What is yours?"

Character Portrait: Alice Kang
Alice Kang

"Life is too short to be stressed."

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Jack Cassius

"Running from the past won't fix anything, it just holds you down"

Character Portrait: Zachary Jenkins
Zachary Jenkins

"If you never quit, you can never fail."

Character Portrait: Rose Davis
Rose Davis

"Life lived too seriously is no life at all, so dream a little."

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Jude Alexander

"Things don't always get easier along the way."

Character Portrait: Jolinda Casper
Jolinda Casper

"I am the architect of my own destruction"

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Violet Valentine

"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."

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Otto Fischer

"If I know I can do it. I probably will."


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