Announcements: Universe of the Month! » Finding Universes to Join (and making yours more visible!) » Guide To Universes On RPG » Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies » RPG Chat — the official app » USERNAME CHANGES » Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD »

Latest Discussions: Aphantasia » Skill Trees - Good, Bad & Ugly » In-Game Gods & Gameplay Impact » Cunningham's Law » The Tribalism of Religion » Lost Library » Game Theory » The Hidden Void » Removing CS From an Indy Universe : Solution » On the Matter of New Players and Orphaned Plays » STOP BLAMING US FOR RPG BEING SLOW! » Polytheism » The Game of Life » Just War » Science and Philosophy » The Bible as Literature » Humans in the MV. Questions and thoughts. » Surviving the post-holiday apocalypse. » SL: 1097 Bestiary of Monsters » What latest tech excites me? »

Players Wanted: A Fairytale World in Need of Heroes & Villains! » Are You a Crime Addict? » Wuxia RP » Looking for roleplayers » New Realistic Roleplay - Small World Life ٩( ´・ш・)و » Mentors Wanted » MV Recruiting Drive: sci-fi players wanted! » Veilbrand: The Revolution » Gonna do this anyway. » Looking for Kamen Rider Players » Elysium » Looking for roleplayers for a dystopian past! » Revamping Fantasy Adventure RPG, need new players » Here, At the End of the World (supernatural mystery drama) » Seeking Role Players for a TOG Based RP » so I made a Stranger Things RP idk why not come join » LFP - New Roleplay » Gifted/Mutant individuals escaping the gov » Spaceship Zero! A retro horror sci fi RP with rayguns :D » mahou shoujo rp »

0
followers
follow

João Tiago Alves

0 · 193 views · located in Earth

a character in “Underseers”, as played by Averagebear

Description

Image

Image

Image



Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
NAMES
His full name is João Tiago Alves. He goes by Tiago just because a lot of folks at headquarters have a hard time saying João. He's a little bitter about it, but isn't one to dwell. He will correct someone if they pronounce it "Tee-ay-go" rather than "Tee-AH-go" though. Some also call him Titi and a good deal of others call him dickhead, but that's beside the point.

AGE
24! He actually had his awakening when he was 20, which is semi-abnormal.

BIRTHDAY
August 8th


GENDER
He identifies as a man, but is probably more-so a boy.

ORIENTATION
Aggressively bi and mostly non-monogamous

ETHNICITY
Brazilian! He's from Salvador and would kill to see a beach sometime soon -- all these missions tend to be in creepy woods or run down towns and he's getting kind of tired of the scenery.

CLASS
Sentinel


COURSE
Exclusively agestral. As if Tiago would ever pick up a book long enough to be anything else.

TIME TRAINING
A long 4 years. He is completely in denial about his shortcomings and chooses not to acknowledge this. "Just don't think about it; then the problem doesn't exist!"

ABILITIES
Tiago's sentinel powers manifest in such a way that his body transforms in a ___way___, body mass increasing, claws ___, and fangs protruding from his mouth. This is activated by anger and determination, and by now he can do this on whim usually by thinking of something that pisses him off. More on the silly side, whenever Tiago is morose or anxious, he turns into a medium sized brown dog who whines. After four years, he has a pretty good grasp on both of these.


Image
Image
EYE COLOR

brown

HEIGHT

6'1"

BUILD
in shape and wanting to show it off at any given moment, he spends a lot of time working on his body. also because it's one of the only ways he can healthily get out some of his seemingly unending energy. plus, he thinks ppl think he's hot shit because of it

DETAILS
Tiago has a good among of body hair __dusting most of his body and typically has a bit of stubble. has a scar on his right palm from a time he was so angry he crushed a coffee mug in his hand and cut it to the bone. has a couple arbitrary birthmarks, on behind his ear, one on his left hip bone, one on his arm. he doesn't know about them though.

MANNER
(their cadence, essence, how they carry themselves, their posture, their energy level, etc -- bout a paragraph)
Scruffy, furry, and bronzed, Tiago kind of looks like a werewolf which is ironic given his powers. He thinks it's cool but we all know it's not. floppy hair and expressionistic eyebrows, dopey smile, mischeivous grin, rough calloused and square hands, he is naturally pretty dark but keeps a tan on top of it



Image


Image
Image
Image

UPSIDES
athletics
can take a punch
climbing jumping
extra running
finding the dirty joke in any situation
multilingual


DOWNSIDES
a bit clumsy -- cannot tumble
asshole
is alone
cannot take anything seriously
stubborn
gets grumpy


INTERESTS
running jumping drinking flirting poorly working out jumping in bodies of water being naked

PEEVES
you most likely

FEARS
(at least 3 -- include a couple little ones and at least one big one)

QUIRKS
(at least 3 -- elaborate a bit on each)




PERONALITY
Image
Image
Tiago is a handful. Doggish in most ways, he's got a lot of energy and no good place to put it most of the time. He winds up being unendingly annoying and prone to teething, rolling around in dirt, and maybe humping someone's leg if given the opportunity. Quick to laugh and quicker to tease, he loves to be noticed and doesn’t mind bothering others if that’s what it takes — point is, Joao Tiago lives for and would probably die for attention. Depending on the person, he can be quite charismatic, puppy eyes, goofy grins, waggling tail working in his favor if you’re in the right mood. So caught up in his little games and own incompetence, he doesn't seem to care about much more than having a good time. Naturally, this isn't always the case, but it's perhaps a falsity so deeply rooted that he believes it himself. Besides, as Tiago would argue, who wants to have a bad time? Why does everyone get mad at him for having fun? He feels like 90 percent of the Underseers would prefer to sit in a dark room and contemplate misery. You’ll hear him grumble about this from time to time.

Tiago really likes the idea of himself -- I mean, really really. He always pictures himself as the main character in some shitty action movie that most people would rate 2 stars on imdb, but he'd consider a masterpiece and cult classic. He is wholly, fully, actively, and unendingly full of himself, staring into any reflection he can find, practicing "cool lines" that would sound good in said movie, complimenting himself anytime he accomplishes literally anything, you get the picture. He probably couldn't lie even if he really really wanted to -- would fumble over his words and then trip into an embarassing confession and then maybe even fall into a pit hole. He doesn't even try, so it's hard to say. He's as transparent (and superficial) as they get, saying whatever comes to mind no matter the situation. This gets him into a lot of trouble, but it can also be refreshing to be around someone so straight forward. It’s hard to tell if Tiago has pride or not. He certainly acts shameless, doesn’t appear to have a scrap of dignity, but it’s impossible for him to turn down a dare.

To be fair, Tiago does know how to have a good time, and if you let him, he'll take you there with him. Even though he's obnoxious and about as dimwitted as they get, there's just something about that twinkle in his eye and the sincerity in his constant stream of flattery and flirtation. He's not persuasive, per say, but he grows on you. Like a fungus. Sometimes. It’s kind of a hit or miss but despite it all he somehow still manages to charm the pants off half the populace. He throws one hell of a party and is actually a pretty generous guy when he's designated himself the role of host.

Similarly, the only other time he isn't entirely self-serving is in between the sheets (or in a bathroom stall, or out in the woods, or on the kitchen counter, wherever is fine really). He's got a bit of a knack for being intimate with every other person he meets -- it's probably rooted the fact that he's more comfortable connecting to others physically than emotionally or mentally, and he's far, far better at it too. Very attentive to his partner's needs and willing to play whichever role that gets the person going, he sees sex as a casual togetherness, a way to pass time, a way to get to know someone, or a way to show someone you appreciate them. He's interested in anyone who will have him, pretty much, less so out of desperation and moreso out of an appreciation for most people and their bodies. When it’s put like that it sounds too poetic for his tastes, so don’t tell anyone I told you this, though, he'd be mortified. Indeed, one of his few passions in life seems to be the art of romance and intimacy, though commitment is much much farther down on the list. Probably near the end, truthfully. Maybe right above Giant Acid Breathing Toads from Hell. Maybe. The boy wants to be free, wants to spread his wings and spread others eagle and it'll be hard to cage him.

Nonetheless, the kid just... doesn't have his shit together, frankly. There's a little part of him always present in the back of his head that ridicules him for not being filled with all the valor, heroism, and destiny as so many of his peers, but he quickly chides at that voice and locks it back into the vault, reminding himself that he's not a fuck-up, just a "here, now” kind of guy, carpe dieming, Mr. Yolo-Fomo, and so on. Tiago feels very, very uncomfortable when displaying emotion or being serious for various reasons. Partly maladapted from a troubled childhood, partly traumatized by toxic masculinity coding, partly terrified of the all-consuming Sentinel rage, Tiago would be much obliged to never recognize that emotions are even a thing. Being vulnerable means the potential of being hurt — it’s his reaction to this hurt that terrifies him. So, he prefers to keep it light, casual, fun. He likes things simple -- things surface-deep, easy to process -- unconfusing. Very mysterious people and complicated people tend to make him a bit anxious, truth be told. If he could avoid thinking he would sign up. He’s got what he calls his “brain vault" where he keeps all the things he doesn't want to think about it (see: his future, the otherworlds, his past, his relationships, everything) and whenever a big concern flutters by, he just...shoves em in and locks the door. Boom, classic repression.

This is probably why Tiago still hasn't managed to land himself a unit. 4 years in the running and he's still managed to massively fail just about any mission he's been sent on, sinking his entire team with him. Most espers tend to be on the more serious and mysterious side, all … “Ooh, look at me, I’m magic. I love ghosts. I’m broody.” This just… doesn’t mesh with Tiago’s coping mechanisms at all— he gets annoyed and confused by it, and he’s al little bitter about feeling like an outcast, so he doesn’t bother trying. It's hard to say if it makes the pedagogues more or less frustrated with him to know that he is actually very, very talented as an esper and has immensive potential as a Sentinel. For most of the pedagogues at headquarters, he's that kid you want to hate but can't stop rooting for.

If it came down to it, he would probably lay down his life for his peers, if it seemed cool enough and if he they got along well enough. He may be a little - ok a lot - egocentric, but he's ultimately got a good head on his shoulders and a strong, beating heart. He's got pretty black and white definitions of right and wrong, and he’s naive and misguided at times, but he tends to be on the right side more often than not. That said, he’s not particularly prone to martyrdom or self-sacrifice. He will help when he can if he can and as long as he doesn't risk being turned into a horrible monstrosity or corpse husk. Best of luck to you, though! Well wishes from afar!

So accustomed to being semi-loathed and belittled, he can be very bashful if someone actually compliments him. It’s like he doesn’t quite know what to do with it, and it makes him a little uneasy. His general relationship with most people is him making an inappropriate joke and them saying “Shut up, Tiago.” which works well enough for all involved parties. Banter and argument is safe territory. Take it too far, however, and he will sulk, very broodingly, and very visibly. If you poke him too hard he might bite. He’s got a quick temper and its pretty easy to get him riled if it's a bad day. He's prone to yelling and punching, and he's pretty good at both, so be wary.



Image

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
FAMILY TREE
(family here)

BIO
(a few paras)

AWAKENING
(the event in which your character realized their powers -- this tends to be a minor or awkward accident, but it is a huge turning point in an esper's life)




[img]image[/img][img]image[/img]
| Faceclaim |: Marlon Teixeira
| Hexcode|: #FF9A4E
| Fonts |: prisonbreak & VTKS ANIMAL 2 [/font]

So begins...

João Tiago Alves's Story