Protection Against Criminals
On June 2nd, 2013 something extraordinary happened. Cell phones rang, televisions switched on, computers turned on, and all the screens across New York City began to show a video. Authorities have yet to confirm where the video originated from, but everyone watched it in awe. An unidentified camera operator followed as other unidentified individuals made their way through the forest and came upon what looked like a KKK rally. Hooded figures holding hands stood in a circle around a pyre as a man stood in the center where fourteen crying individuals appearing to range between the ages of four and late twenties were standing upon chairs, nooses around their necks. The man preached on about the “sickness” that infested America – Mutants, aliens, so-called gods, and various radioactive freaks along with their sympathizers. They were going to cleanse the world – Starting with these “abominations”.
There were mixed reactions from the viewers at home – Anger, agreement, shock, concern, fear, amusement.
They thought that the gathering was filming their attack as an attempt to send out a message.
But they soon realized that it was an entirely different group with an entirely different agenda as the camera began to soon move closer and closer. Everything seemed to be a blur as war cries, pleas for help, and screams of agony and surprise rang out. A fight ensued and the saviors were not holding back.
And then it was over.
The fourteen individuals were identified by some of the viewers as people that had gone missing in the past week. The camera then turned to the saviors as they finished letting down the victims from their nooses. This was their message:
“We're here now. We're going to stay for as long as we are needed. We're not mutants crusading to save our kind. We're not mutant sympathizers trying to save our world from the conspiracy of an impending war. We're your new Avengers. We're not here to avenge the earth, though. We're here to avenge the people. At least the innocent ones. The justice system is flawed. Too many dirty authorities hold the power and put away innocent lives for personal gain. We are not so easily bribed. We don't care if you're a human. We don't care if you're a mutant. We don't care if you're an alien or a being of mythology and bedtime stories. If you're innocent, you're safe. If you're not quite so innocent...you should really start working on that will. Of course, we are modern people. We believe that the punishment should fit the crime. You don't like it? Tough. Its a vigilante thing – We live by our own laws. And we're doing this to keep you safe. You pray for it every day. For someone. Anyone. To step forward and at least try to make right the wrongs in the world. If you need us – Just call out our name. We'll be there. After decades of reading your comic books and whatnot, your wish has been granted. The era of the Superheroes has begun.”
The masked and costumed individuals took turns speaking as they posed almost as though for a group photo before speaking as one:
“Our time has come
Our era has begun
When the Elders grow old and jaded
We rise to the fight
Defenders of right
When innocent eyes fill with tears and pain
Who you are
What you are
It doesn't matter, evil will fail
We will come for you
We will end you
Justice is our goal as we defend the innocent lives
We are The P.A.C.
We keep the order
We never back down and we won't quit”
Of course there were mixed reactions about it once more. There were some that rejoiced while others were outraged. Whether they liked it or not, The P.A.C. was there to stay as they promised. Over the next few weeks they had gained many enemies and even more fans as a few of them would appear at a time to save the day; Stopped four bank robberies, turned in twenty-seven muggers, busted two drug cartels, and even rescued a few kitties from trees. They left a number of unanswered questions in their wake: Who are they under those masks? Will they be stopped? Did they have an ulterior motive? How did the Avengers feel about these new whippersnappers and would they do anything about them? What about the Fantastic Four? Surely Spiderman had something to say!
Let's take a peek under those masks and peer into their lives...
Code:[HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Center][font=SimSun][size=3][color=#808080]... Accessing P.A.C. database... Please choose file.... [b]The Pack[/b][/color][/size] [color=#DC143C][size=7]Warning[/size] [size=6]Level 10 Access Required[/size] [size=5]Please Insert 7-letter password... *******[/size][/color] [size=7][color=#00CD00]Access Granted[/color][/size] [size=4][color=#808080]Please choose file... [b]-Insert Character Alias-[/b] Opening...[/color][/size][/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [font=century gothic][Size=7][Color=#HEX NUMBER]【More Than Just A Pretty Face...】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size] [/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] ☞[B]Full Name[/B]☜ First, middle, and last. If I see a middle name missing, I'ma smackahoe. ☞[B]Nicknames[/B]☜ Please don't give me twenty different names. No more than six. ☞[B]Occupation(s)[/B]☜ What does your character do when they aren't rescuing people, making plans, or taking out drug cartels? ☞[B]Age[/B]☜ 16-24 ☞[B]Birthday[/B]☜ 2013 minus the age of your character equals the year that they were born. ☞[B]Gender[/B]☜ Male or Female? ☞[B]Sexual Orientation[/B]☜ When a boy likes a girl....Oh – You got it? Great. ☞[B]Hometown[/B]☜ Do you really need help with this one? Most will be from one of the New York Burroughs, I assume. ☞[B]Ethnicity[/B]☜ Self-explanatory. ☞[B]Race/Species[/B]☜ Again. Pretty self-explanatory. [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Font=Century Gothic][Size=7][Color=#HEX NUMBER]【Be On The Lookout For...】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size] [/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] ☞[B]Height and Weight[/B]☜ Height, Weight ☞[B]Eye and Hair Color[/B]☜ Eye Color, Hair Color ☞[B]Body Type[/B]☜ Fat, Skinny, Athletic, Average, Etc. ☞[B]Special Markings[/B]☜ Scars, Birthmarks, Tattoos? ☞[B]Extras and Fashion[/B]☜ Piercings, “Extra” Appendages, Skin Color, Style? [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Font=Century Gothic][Size=300][Color=#HEX NUMBER]【Behind The Mechanics】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size] [/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] ☞[B]Likes[/B]☜ [color=#00C957]✔[/color]LIKE 1 [color=#00C957]✔[/color]LIKE 2 [color=#00C957]✔[/color]LIKE 3 [color=#00C957]✔[/color]LIKE 4 [color=#00C957]✔[/color]LIKE 5 ☞[B]Dislikes[/B]☜ [color=red]✘[/color]DISLIKE 1 [color=red]✘[/color]DISLIKE 2 [color=red]✘[/color]DISLIKE 3 [color=red]✘[/color]DISLIKE 4 [color=red]✘[/color]DISLIKE 5 ☞[B]Habits[/B]☜ Nervous ticks and things of that nature. Self-Explanatory. ☞[B]Fears and Phobias[/B]☜ (Repeat format below for additional fears) [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/45.gif[/img][u]Fear 1[/u] [i]Explain the fear. What prompted it?[/i] [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/45.gif[/img][u]Fear 2[/u] [i]Explain the fear. What prompted it?[/i] [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/45.gif[/img][u]Fear 3[/u] [i]Explain the fear. What prompted it?[/i] ☞[B]Aspirations[/B]☜ (Repeat format below for additional aspirations) [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/38.gif[/img][u]Aspiration 1[/u] [i]Explain the aspiration. What prompted it?[/i] [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/38.gif[/img][u]Aspiration 2[/u] [i]Explain the aspiration. What prompted it?[/i] [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/38.gif[/img][u]Aspiration 3[/u] [i]Explain the aspiration. What prompted it?[/i] ☞[B]Secrets[/B]☜ [img]http://www.g-revo.co.uk/images/emotes/47.gif[/img][u]Secret 1[/u] [i]Who knows? Who suspects? Elaborate on the secret. Why is it a secret?[/i] ☞[B]Personality[/B]☜ No less than two paragraphs of a detailed peek inside your character's mind. Now, I like a good depressed, alcoholic, emotionally distant and aggressive character as much as the next. But could we keep it to a minimum? [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Font=Century Gothic][Size=7][Color=#Hex Color]【Classified...】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size] [/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] ☞[B]Position Within P.A.C.[/B]☜ Field Agent? Media Specialist? Espionage Specialist? Doctor? Techy? Engineer? You get the point. ☞[B]Alias[/B]☜ Not to be confused with an average nickname. This generally is power-related. ☞[B]Powers[/B]☜ Character's powers. If this does not apply to your character, please remove from CS. Now, I adore Marvel. I plan on instances where our characters are faced against the likes of Doctor Doom, Galactus, Thanos, Mad Jim Jaspers and all that jazz. So in the spirit of Marvel - Be OverPowered as shit. But be responsible as a writer. ☞[B]Skills, Strengths, and Talents[/B]☜ Domestic, Career-Oriented, Odd, and other suchlike. You know what you're doing here. Powers don't count. ☞[B]Flaws, Weaknesses, and Disabilities[/B]☜ Please include any addictions as well. Personal weaknesses. Physical weaknesses. Power weaknesses. Emotional or Mental Disorders. ☞[B]Equipment[/B]☜ Vehicles, Weapons, Sentimental Items, Gadgets, and IDs. [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Font=Century Gothic][Size=7][Color=#Hex Color]【A Glimpse Into The Past...】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size][/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [img]Pic/Gif[/img] ☞[B]History[/B]☜ No less than three paragraphs. The more detailed, the better. Limit the amount of traumatized characters, please. ☞[B]Family[/B]☜ Please mark which ones are deceased. ☞[B]Connection To Members of P.A.C. [/B]☜ Don't freak out kids. Just an area to let others know how each character stands with one another as well as a sort of short explanation on who they've known before P.A.C. and how they knew 'em. Leave it out if you want. [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] [Font=Century Gothic][Size=7][Color=#Hex Color]【Just A Little Extra...】 “Character Quote” [/COLOR][/Size] [/font] [HR][/HR] [HR][/HR] ☞[B]Education[/B]☜ [u]Languages[/u] – Pretty self-explanatory. Optional. [u]Degrees[/u] – High School Diploma? M.D.? Ph.D.? High School Diploma? Optional. ☞[B]Anything Else[/B]☜ Anything that didn't fit into the above categories. Optional but preferred.[/CENTER]
✧Professionalism. This RP is intended for those who are able to make a story and bring it to a nice, graceful end. As such we expect each player to have a certain level of professionalism, present original and interesting characters that contribute to the story and will not drop-out without notifying.
✧The decisions taken throughout the story will influence and affect the world around our characters. Every major choice has a consequence and will count towards the different endings. In other words: Don't be an ass. Be responsible.
✧This RP is intended to be somewhere around 17+. As such romance, gore, and tasteful adult situations are accepted. Lust is expected, just make sure if you want to engage into extreme detail with the scene, then take it somewhere else; fade to black is always a nice touch. Blood, gore and violence is allowed at just about any levels as long as you don't exaggerate. Strong language is also allowed. I cannot and will not censor a character.
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✧GMs have TimeSkip powers. /win
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✧I've had enough of perfectly perfect characters. I don't care if your character is the nicest person you'll ever meet with skills in all areas of life – They better have something wrong with them inside that could tear them apart if they don't reign it in to even it out.
✧I am God of this Role-play as this Role-play is my child. I am not a wrathful God, but I do not take kindly to those who usurp my throne. Please, let’s keep everything civilized and just have fun.
✧I intend this RolePlay to be as close to Marvel as possible. So, feel free to give your character a wide range of applications with their powers. I warn you now - If you get out of hand with your character because of inability to adapt them to the proper setting for the RolePlay to flourish, I hold the right to kill them off. As I stated before - I am God of this RolePlay. I am kind and fair. But I will not allow the story to be wrecked by immaturity.
✧The 7-letter password is StanLee.
Astrid Fury aka Luminesca, The Glowing Leader as written by Little Fox
Dallas Featherstone aka Lionheart, The Musical Strongman as written by The Xtreme One
Harvey Carter aka Idol, The Laidback Mentalist as written by Hillan
Willow Jacobson aka Elementress, The Fierce Avatar as written by DizzyIsabella
Katrina Grey aka Living Ink, The Humble Artist as written by InkedWolf
Nick Fury is the old-as-dirt founder and Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is known for his mysterious and manipulative ways and his take-no-bullshit and "my way or the highway" attitude. He had Earth's best interest at heart and does all within his power to keep his home safe. He has been called The Spy by quite a few people. He has an all but halted aging process. He is married to the daughter of Charles Xavier and has two children by the Goddess Freya.
Yet another old-as-dirt military veteran. Though, he's got a few centuries pinned on Nick. He's just as much of a stubborn hardass as Fury. He's been around the block a few times and has developed an emotionally distant sort of personality.
People have been found lately after being assumed missing, curled up in small spaces and begging for mercy. They show no signs of physical trauma and there appears to be no indication of any physical struggle at their homes. The people who saw them last could have sworn nothing was wrong. What do they all have in common? Their deepest fears seemed to have come to life. They feared to sleep because it all seemed so real. Hell, they couldn't even tell if they were awake. All they knew was they just wanted it to stop. Police are investigating it and so far the only thing all of the victims have in common are that they attend Juilliard, they're all quite wealthy, and they have reputations as bullies. The police think they might just be on drugs. Rich kids training to be celebrities? It's not far fetched. They're still waiting on permission to test them for drugs. Well, The Order will be taking a closer look per personal request.
Rumors have been floating around among mutants and the most secret elite circles of wealth of a fight club. Humans who had secretly enslaved mutants with collars that would shock them or drive spikes into their necks with the push of a button. Astrid has been searching for the exact location for a while now, a personal vendetta to take of on her mind. She's recently gotten word of its whereabouts and how to get in there. She plans to take her team with her and dismantle the organization from the inside.