Gulf Bay City, California, U.S.A.: A large city located on the western shores of the United States of America. Within the state of California, the city has a large university located within it that within the last few years has become one on the leading research schools into self sustaining power sources as well as protection field technology. The city is also home to numerous beaches which its many youthful inhabitants can be found frequenting throughout the year. The city has a large number of shopping centers which range from generic to down right obscure in and of itself. Restuarants are of international cusine though you can still find a McDonald's every two blocks. The is home to several sports teams with the official mascot being the Gulf Bay Swordfish and is also one of the largest areas which holds an annual surfing competition. The city is known for having the most year round sunshine in all of North America but is also victim to heavy rain and often tidal wave or flooding threats. Snow hasn't been seen in Gulf City in over a hundred years as the temperature hasn't dropped below 50 degrees since 1872.
Gulf Bay City is primarily thought of as a safe city. However since the 1950's, The Bay (As it's affectionately known,) has been home to several varied gangs of different nationalities all with their own MO's. Drug cartels, and sex trafficking has been known to happen especially in the South end of the city but more often than not the gangs are only known due to their violet wars in the streets. Police have tried for years to curb the gangs in the city but each time they create a void it's filled in again either by an existing gang or a new one. For that reason in order to balance the power the police just keep the people safe until they can find a way to end all the gangs once and for all.
Our characters have two requirements.
They must be powerless at the start. No showing of anything superhuman, so they cannot be alien or born with powers, as no one else in history have shown to have any superpowers. However, you may call dibs on a power before the game starts, and I'll see to it that that's the power your character gets, that way ,you're free to change your power till the actual plot point begins.
Requirement 1.5) Their power will develop overtime. Immediately after gaining them, you would hardly pull off amazing feats. You're not gonna go from increasing your track time by a second to outspeeding bullets over night.
Your character must be written so that he or she is driven into heroism before the start of the RP. Imagine something akin to Kick-ass. Of course, I'm expecting some originality here, everyone can't be nerds tired of getting bullied, or orphans who watched their parents getting shot.
No Batmen. The person who makes a character even relatively similiar to Batman. (I.E, trained by Assassin's, rich, Genius) Will get a kick in the crotch.
Their morale limit is not some 'Hero-Code' But rather their own personal compass. They will be teens, mid - late teens, and I for one cannot imagine there being many Teenagers who are able to commit homicide.
Don't be a dick.
GM word is law.
Remember the first two rules and have fun.
Character Creation Expanded, and what I'm expecting to find in your sheet:
Not only do I obviously want you to fill out the Provided Character Sheet, but I also want you to try and think outside of the box. You should base your eventual super power around your character, and not the other way around. Your character makes the power, the power doesn't make the character, whatever powers you use should have synergism with your character, and make sense with the way they act, but they should still be their own individual, regardless of what power they have.
However this isn't to say that you can't have your powers come with a few quirks that will go into the character. A Pyrokinetic might dislike water once he gets his powers, even if he had no problems with water prior to getting powers.
I would like a fairly well accomplished Character Sheet, I want every single one of you to be proud of what you have created, because if you did not enjoy writing the sheet, you will most probably not enjoy writing for the character ICly.
Correct grammar and semi-High Casual standards applies. Use your common sense for what you will put into sections that can easily go overboard, like Personality, Backstory and appearance. Only because you can write much doesn't mean it has good quality. I've seen regular Casual posts that has had better quality than advanced posts.
As for our human strength, take the realism with a cup of salt. You will not take out 3 gangbangers on your own. But you can still catch them off guard by the sheer bizzareness of your posture. I mean, really, who would expect someone in a costume to stop you from stealing from some random person? And take into account that the thugs aren't all armed to the teeth with guns. We'll most usually find switchblades or pocket knives in terms of weaponry, and we'll also be made to empathize on teamwork. I was planning on making the internet flare up with our costumed heroics. ( For a popular cultural reference, think Kick-Ass)
Now, here is the Character Skeleton.
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Lord Wraith [GM]
Stein [Random Helper]