Singular Universe: Heroes Under Siege
Walking the Line
1. You may choose any character appearing in comic books and revamp them for Ultimate continuity. Any character appearing in manga, anime, etc are off limits.
2. New players are allowed one character. If you are deemed reliable, you will be granted another character slot. You will be able to work to a maximum of four characters.
3. You must post at least once every other week, though it is preferred you post more, or your character will be up-for-grabs. Failure to post after a month will result in removal from the roster.
4. PC's are not to be killed without permission. Nameless NPC's are fine, but PC's or important NPC's will require authorization. Don't do anything random, such as destroying the universe, either. Such behavior is frowned upon.
5. Several storylines can be going on at once, in order to interact with other players. If a player's character does not want to be involved in another's storyline, they do not have to. Consultation and communication are the keys to a good PC-to-PC interaction.
6. Sidekicks and legacy characters will be required to be permitted by the player orchestrating the mentor's role in the universe.
7. You can travel anywhere on Earth or off-planet, provided it is within your character's means. Time-travel is forbidden, unless it is specifically required of your character choice. (IE: Booster Gold, The Doctor, The Legion of Super-Heroes)
8. You are your character, so act like them. Create or portray their mannerisms, powers, and ideals to how they have been established in the game. BE the character - do not, under any circumstances, play yourself as the character.
9. Respect the Gamemasters. If they make a request of you regarding the game, listen to them. Failure to adhere to GM or moderator requests will result in expulsion from the game.
10. Be creative, and do not be afraid to try new and exciting things with old concepts. This is a new continuity - the laws of the regular Universes are not set in stone.
11. All regular forum rules apply.
12. And finally, the most important rule of all: Have fun. Never take the game too seriously, or you will have lost the point. Heated arguments between players can result in probation or infractions - do not ruin it for other players. It is only a game.
The Singular Universe
Character you wish to portray:
Hero, villain, or walking the line?:
Powers and physical attributes:
Origin and backstory (as you see it):
Why have you chosen this character?:
What do you believe you can bring to the RPG?:
Provide a sample post as the character you wish to portray, three paragraphs or more and with at least one line of dialogue:
8:00 PM October 31st, 2013
Clark skimmed across the surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Metropolis. He reached down below, creating a spray of sea water behind him. No matter how many times he did it, flying was still exhilarating for Clark. The feel of lifting off the ground and soaring through the air was unmatched in the universe, he believed. And he needed this kind of mindless release at a time like this. SHIELD had begun breathing down his neck, looking for him day and night. Superman wasn't the only one they were searching for, either. Clark worried what the aftermath of the Kryptonian Invasion would end in metahumans around the world being rounded up, but he would worried about that when it happened. The last thing he needed to worry about was some sort of clash between heroes and the government.
He floated over the city, looking over it as the kids of Metropolis went trick or treating. It had been a rough year for Metropolis. First the Intergang declared all out war on him, and then he had to deal with Toyman and Livewire. And all the while Lex Luthor seemed to be the one behind it all. Clark didn't know how he would deal with Luthor, but it had to be done. Then there was Lois. They had become closer the past few weeks, but he still wasn't ready to tell her how he felt. Even then, he had no idea how he would juggle a relationship and is duties as Superman.
Changing his trajectory, Clark propelled himself upwards, out of the atmosphere and into space. Shooting himself into the Earth's orbit, he made his way towards the Kryptonian ship that was still in orbit over the planet. J'onn and Clark had tried to move the ship and destroy it, but its AI named BRAINIAC said the ship's drive systems were destroyed in the fighting. So now it was in permanent orbit above Earth.
He reached the ship, entering through the hangar bay were the two remaining dropships were sitting.
"Hello, sir," BRAINIAC welcomed him as he boarded.
"Good morning, BRAINIAC," Clark responded with a smile. The computer was invaluable in helping him learn about the universe. "Any updates."
"Clark," J'onn's voice came over the comm urgently, "get to the bridge immediately."
"What's going on?"
"Reed Richards is alive."
Clark wasted no time. He ran as fast as he could towards the bridge where J'onn was standing over the ship's main computer. His brow was furrowed, well more furrowed than usual, and was looking over readings BRAINIAC was giving him. Clark came up next to him, "How is this possible?"
"I'll let BRAINIAC handle that," J'onn responded.
"The human ship was fitted with an experimental warp drive that Doctor Richards kept secret," the AI explained. "Before Zod could destroy the ship, they made a jump towards a random coordinates. I have been tracking them the entire time, and I believe I know where they landed. It is not somewhere they want to be."
"Where are they?" Clark asked determined.
"Warworld," the computerized voice said, "is a planet where slaves are used for gladiatorial combat."
Clark clenched his fist before looking to the Martian, "J'onn. Get ready. We're going on a rescue mission."