Reaper: Soul Hunters
Disclaimer: I am not intending this as any kind of insult to religion. Take it up with CW, they made this TV show.
Most people think that Hell is inescapable. It's not. The frankly ridiculous amount of paperwork and waiting times lead to all sorts of escapees, the now invulnerable and super powered souls running back to the mortal world to wreak havoc on the living.
That's where Reapers come in. Inspired by the success of his original Reaper, a half-demon named Sam, the Devil has given rise to an entire new generation of these beings. They all have this in common- their souls were sold before birth, beholding them to the man downstairs, to capture souls until they die. They're furnished with vessels, various objects forged by the iniquitous and the vile, to catch their particular soul. Some, like Sam, have special abilities- but these are in the minority.
So, which side will you join? The Reapers, with paltry superhuman abilities and capture devices, fighting for order and a better life, or the Souls?
The Work Bench: A Home Depot like store with many of the same wares, the Work Bench is a Reaper's one stop shop for non-supernatural equipment. Employees wear blue vests with yellow lettering.
The DMV: In the words of the Devil, any place that seems like heck on earth is a portal to down below. Reapers must turn in captured souls here, to a demon named Gladys. She's certainly never glad.
Vessels are unique to a soul, taking a different form for each. All come in a dark wooden box inscribed with the words “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here” in Latin. The Devil provides them. Full vessels are returned at the DMV.
1. Don't be dumb. I know you have brains, use them.
2. No gmodding or autohitting, please.
3. There is no chosen one, I can promise you that.
4. Please don't overpower your characters, particularly Reapers.
5. Have fun!
Bold is specific to a Reaper, Italics are specific to a Soul.
Appearance: Any format is fine.
Skills/Abilities: Note: Some Reapers do have abilities, but they have to have a good reason for having them, and they have to be weak. Sam was demonspawn. Soul abilities should have something to do with what landed them in hades.
Origin/Sin: Why the Reaper's soul was sold or what the Soul did to be tormented for all eternity.
Name: The Devil, Satan, Lucifer. Any of the above, plus many others.
Age/Appeared Age: As old as time, but appears to be in his 50s.
Personality: Evil, and loving it.
Skills/Abilities: Vastly powerful, but has a few slight weaknesses.
Weaknesses: The Devil cannot enter or see into perfect circles, cannot eat ice cream, cannot tread on blessed ground, and must obey the deals he makes. That said, he only has to follow the words of the deal.
Origin/Sin: The Devil tried to usurp God, cast out forever and taking those who helped him along for the ride.
I'm gonna try to resurrect my other games soon. In the meantime, have a franchise game!