“---birthday to you!”
They all cheered and a few even made some whooping sounds as the candle ridden cake was held before him. Thirty-two candles poorly lit the cake and warmed his face for a moment before he blew them out. Alex smiled at the room and lamely pumped a fist in the air. “Yeah, how many of you can still do that!” A chorus of polite laughter wen through the room and someone turned the lights back on. The living room was sparsely decorated with movie posters. Well, poster. “So, who had the knife so we can cut this bad boy up?” One of his friends handed him a knife and he began to cut the cake into slices and putting them on paper plates. “Just take one, even if you don't want it.” Another lame joke. Just get them all to eat some cake so they could start complaining about how all that sugar was just tiring them out and they would go home.
“Hey, Alex! I haven't seen Maria at all today, is she working?” It was Sean that had spoken up.
“No, she dumped me last week, Sean. We already talked about this.” She had wanted to get married and Alex just wasn't ready for it yet. Or maybe ever. When she had brought up the subject he had been certain that he would never be ready. He wouldn't tell his friends that, of course. They wouldn't get it. He was a successful cartoonist and was generally viewed as a good guy, if not a bit flaky and accident prone. Those were only kind of true. What none of his friends knew was that he was a superhero that protected their great city of Chicago. Alex the cartoonist by day and Conduit the quantum crusader by... also day. He wasn't big on fighting crime at night. “Look, just forget about it.”
I suppose I should clarify what I am looking for.
Basically I want to play a character that moonlights as a superhero and is coming to realize that his life is passing him by because of it. He doesn't know if he should hang up the costume or just try to accept that he'll never have the life he wanted growing up: the one that came with a wife and kids.
That's just his end of the game. I'm looking for all kinds of characters for this. I will accept superheroes or villains of all sorts, veterans or new kids to the game. Your character could be just your normal everyday person who knows just one side of him. A neighbor, new employee or even his own Lois Lane of sorts. Hell, there could be no real inclusion of him being a superhero in the game other than the impact it has on his life.
I don't know, the idea for the character just struck me and it seems like fun.