"My past is not a memory. It is a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution. What's past.. is prologue"
Child of Zebes
Year: Stardate 88765, September 8th.
The new Galactic Federation recruits have arrived from colonies and planets all over the galaxy. Humans, Xenophian's, Kreeblans, and a ton more to boot. However... One of these recruits stands out among all the others. A human girl, of all people.. From the reports on her file, it says that this girl has had quite the troubled past..
Name: Samus Aran. Family: Non Applicable. Claims to be raised by an alien race that doesn't exist on a planet called Zebes. Intel shows that this planet is uninhibited by sentient life, but further investigation is still ongoing. Age: 19, born on Stardate 88746, May 12th. Additional Information: ... Not Applicable at this time, but training suggests she seems to have some sort of high powered suit that surpasses regular Federation technology.
She seems to keep her distance from most.. But it seems that Private Hills is getting along with her just fine, but there's a few others who are making an attempt to be friendly.. I get the feeling that this girl is going to do extraordinary things in her life and there's no doubt she has great potential, as well as these other students... Only time can tell if she's really got what it takes to survive in this galaxy and become a Federation Soldier...
This is Adam Malckovitch, signing off for now. End of the daily required voice log entry."
So, as this short little post would suggest, this RP will take place in the Metroid universe while Samus is still relatively young and just starting out her training with the Galactic Federation. This RP will focus mainly on the main characters who all become close friends of Samus, as well as the bounty hunter herself.
But... There's a catch.
There will be an event. An event that changes the way the Metroid world functions and Samus' backstory forever, thusly creating an entirely new universe and new continuity. Essentially, this event will force a physical "Reset" button to go off and change the Metroid world.
... Okay, so this is a reboot with pre existing characters. "Big fuckin whoop", I know. But its an opportunity for us, as Metroid fans, to delve further into the Metroid universe and learn everything we can about our favourite bounty huntress. What I had in mind for this was to focus a bit more on story and action (you know, what Other M tried to do, but better. I honestly loved that game, just saying) with younger and much more emotionally vulnerable characters (including Samus).
However, that being said, action is an important part of the Metroid universe, which is why the group of friends will all be linked together for the massive event and launch on an adventure of their own against a well known threat, while dealing with a much darker menace. As for a plot device to make this much more interesting, the race of Metroids will be limited to a extremely tiny number: ONE. Following the steps of Super Metroid, the only Metroid known to the universe is in captivity and is being studied for its capabilities as a medicinal tool or as a bio-weapon. That being said, the numbers will increase as the story goes on and events occur, but the point of Metroids is that they are terrifying creatures who can steal your life energy just by 'glomping' you. That is why, for now, the only Metroid will not only be unknown to our characters until a point, but also all knowledge of the parasite will be ERASED FROM LORE, so that our characters can experience the horror first handedly.
On that note with the Metroids, this RP will play out with two separate concepts to convey the story. When the characters are with the GF, are out of danger or not on an alien planet, the RP will be much lighter and focus on development of the characters through detailed conversation. However, when they are in the midst of a mission, the RP will take a turn and become much darker and scarier, matching the pattern of the Metroid series, primarily the tone set by the Prime games. But don't expect tones of each game style to never touch, oh no. There will be moments when two characters could be having an emotional chat about feelings and shit, when all of a sudden the ground shakes and goddamn Kraid shows up screaming and shit. It'll be awesome :3 (fan-boy'ed there for a second, sorry)
Now then, with all that pointless drivel out of the way, we'll be looking for a total of 5 players in order to start. The sheets will be posted here and I will add/edit them appropriately once the OoC is up and running. We'll try to keep genders even, so we have around 3 boys (including my character) and 3 girls (including Samus). Now, here is the biggest challenge of this RP which I am doing to help power the plot:
Samus Aran will be played by somebody other then the GM (me)
However, while I personally will not be playing the skin tight blue zero-suited femme fatale, I will be HEAVILY regarding the submissions for her character. All requests for her character portrayal will be done via PM's to assure that the right person is playing her. I will post a standard sheet for all characters, but will include an additional component for that of Samus Aran. Seeing as how this is casual, I'm not expecting you to write a freaking novel, but those applying for Samus will be given a specific scenario to write about in their Writing Sample, which I will be scanning over and comparing to figure out who is the best candidate.
Those who are NOT selected for Samus, however, will be given equally important roles in the story, should they wish to still partake in this RP.
Also, if you are applying for Samus, you don't have to fill out a sheet. I will do one collectively with you (unless you wish to do it yourself, then by all means. However, I have information that should be included), but all you really have to do for application is the writing sample so I can know how you deal with the character.
Alright, with that all said, you're probably tired from reading this all. I know you are, because I'm tired of reading it XD
Sheets will be accepted and posted here, but that's really it. So, with that in mind, I can't wait to see who applies and I hope I can get this started. I'm really having high hopes for this RP!!
Appearance: (if they have multiple outfits, please include them in hiders, or just describe them if you only have one image. All GF members must wear personally edited suits during missions or training).
Species: (Include a description if its something a bit more specific or original. However, all species must be humanoid. So that means no four-legged animals in GF suits, unless your species is slightly anthro)
Weapons: (Unless you are Samus, you are allowed a maximum of 2 weapons ranging from four categories: Semi-Ranged Weapons (ex. Assault Rifles), Short-Ranged Weapons (ex. Pistols or Shotguns), Long-Ranged Weapons (ex. Rifles), and Melee Weapons (ex. Energy Swords or Knives)
Relationship Status: (Single, Crushing, maybe they're in a relationship/having an affair)
Personality or Background: (just a paragraph or two, but feel free to go over the limit and explain stuff about your character's origins if you want)
Other: (put any additional information here. Maybe your species has tentacles use for eyesight on the top of their head).
Writing Sample: (Don't go too crazy here, but I'd like a minimum of 2 paragraphs. However, feel free to go above and beyond.)
Writing Scenario Choices for Sample: (these are for all sheets but Samus) 1. First Time Off-Planet, 2. Average Day at Home, 3. In the Heat of Battle/Combat Training/Combat Mission in Progress.