It started with an explosion from somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean. It had been massive, causing tidal waves to hit North and South America. What had been the cause was virtually unknown, but effects could be felt across the world. The least odd of these were the strange weather patterns cropping up.
No, what was the strangest was that people started to change. They started to develop powers. Powers of all kinds that you would have thought impossible outside of a comic book. The various governments started to refer to these people as conduits, for they had been born with something called the conduit gene. Somehow, someway, the explosion had caused their powers to awaken.
People were scared. It was hard not to see conduits as something horrible when an event so catastrophic had seemingly caused their existence. Conduits were seen as freaks, as monsters and mutants.
You are one of these conduits. You may have tried to not use your powers or keep them hidden. Unfortunately, a conduit with their powers awakening is often an eyesore. The people have noticed you and see you as just another freak. They fear you. You are infamous.
As a conduit, you've found that the only people you can turn to are your fellow conduits. You know there are others in your city. You hear a rumor about groups of conduits banding together. You seek them out.
You eventually find your new friends.
As is hopefully obvious, this RP is based on the inFamous video game series (No matter how similar to Marvel or X-Men it may sound). While the idea of conduits and many of the same themes present from the games will be in this RP, the setting and story are unrelated. None of the characters will be appearing either. No knowledge of the games is needed.
The RP will be set in Chicago, Illinois, starting with your character joining one of the groups of conduits that have been formed throughout the city. What the group has in store in unknown to you, but you likely have nowhere else to turn.
To keep with the spirit of the series, an idea I was hoping to implement is that both good and evil solutions to most problems will be presented and not every character will have to agree on these decisions. Depending on how your character acts will determine their alignment. I don't think this should affect much beyond appearances and how they are treated, though.
Last edited by Atomyk; 01-04-2013 at 11:32 PM.
YA LIKE HOW I DANCE?! YOU CANT BEAT ME! BAM!
JOIN MY RP!
Awesome then, I'll put up an OOC later today.
In the meantime, here's the CS we'll be working with:
Name: (Including titles and nicknames)
Known by: (This is what the general populace call your character. You can have two if you want, but they should probably be names that provoke fear. For example, "The Demon", not "Wonder Girl" or "The Asshole". It's up to you if your character actually enjoys the name or not)
Age: (A conduit can probably be any age, though I think I'll be putting the minimum age at 16. If you really want someone younger, then talk to me about it)
Appearance: (A description to give an idea of their looks, physique, and preferred style of clothing. You can post just a picture if you want, up to you)
Alignment: (Leave this neutral for now. I'll explain this more in the OOC)
Conduit Abilities: (What powers have they gained? Try for things that are more than just super strength or speed. Most conduits likely have increased strength and endurance than regular humans anyway)
Weapon of Choice: (Optional field. Keep in mind that these should be more common items because I'd rather not have a bunch of characters with swords and guns. Don't include this if your character would rather just use their powers or their fists)
Personality: (What kind of person are they?)
History: (Give a basic idea of what their life was like before they realized their powers. Also include what happened immediately after this and how they came to be interested in joining the group. If they have family, how did they take this?)
Loved the first game never played the rest but this has my interest.
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?
Insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again, expecting shit to change. That. Is. Crazy. But the first time somebody told me that, I donít know, I thought they were bullshitting me, so boom, I shot him. The thing isÖ he was right.And then I started seeing, everywhere I looked, everywhere I looked all these fucking pricks, everywhere I looked doing the exact same fucking thing, over and over and over and over and over again, thinking this time itís going to be different. No no no no no please. This time, itís going to be different. I am sorry. I donít like the wayÖ you are looking at me! Okay? You have a fucking problem in your head? Do you think Iím bullshitting you? Do you think I am lying? Fuck you! Okay, fuck you! Itís okay, man. Iím gonna chill, hermano. Iím gonna chill. The thing isÖ Alright. The thing is I killed you once already. And itís not like I am fucking crazy. Itís ok. Itís like water under the bridge.
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?
Ooh! I'm interested.