The Dark Knight: Legacy OOC
One year has passed since the city of Gotham had been saved from a surely destruction by the efforts of the Batman, now hailed as a hero, and is even immortalized with his own holiday. Alas, even though there is relative peace, history is doomed to repeat itself.
The day after the anniversary, a gathering of up and coming mob bosses, including Mayoral Candidate Oswald Cobblepot, are slain but Roman Jr., the son of Roman Scionis Sr. is let to live, telling those who would listen that a new Batman has arisen from the old one's ashes, and from those embers, the Red Hood was born.
Though this brutal new figure is not without an advesary, another vigilante, one who lets his victims live, the rumored Nightwing.
In the absence of Bruce Wayne, Wayne Enterprises, though doing well, is beginning to slip under Lucius Fox's Presidency, and is in the process of discussing merger possibilities with Scionis Pharmecuticals...
The GCPD has been drastically overhauled under Commissioner Gordon, there is now very little corruption in it's ranks. Included in it's newest of rookies is Stephanie Brown, a driven young woman with unresolved father issues.
Wayne Manor's Home for Children, run by Alfred Pennyworth and it's physician Leslie Thompkins have welcomed young Timothy Drake into the safty of the walls.
In the beginning of this new Era, the question must be asked:
"What will Your Legacy be?"
Disclaimer: The video in the beginning is not of my creation, but I did get inspired by it
I'd like for this to be Low Adanced/High Casual, set in the Nolanverse (meaning specifically the Batman Mythos), but well will burn the bridge of other superheroes if the RP permits.
For character selection purposes, I'd like for CS pictures to be of real world actors and actresses.
Forum rules apply
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Alias: (For Vigilantes/Villains)
Picture: (Must be an actor/actress)
Last edited by thatguy12; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:01 PM.
Name: Yamashiro Tatsu
Picture: Actress: Yumiko Shaku(http://pile.randimg.net/0/48/12043/Yumi.png)
Katana Costume: http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/5955/yumiks5hs.jpg (So that she is not identified by the authorities or criminals she wears a mask with two thin-slitted eye-holes and the design of the Japanese flag imprinted on it.)
Personality: Tatsu is a woman that is all about honor. She was raised by a man that valued nothing more than it even though he was a criminal. He taught her how to present herself, how to carry out her actions with dignity. Ever since losing her family she feels that it is her responsibility to make sure that does not happen to anyone else. Tatsu has a strong sense of duty and feels that it is her responsibility to protect those that cannot protect themselves. She is strong and puts one hundred percent in everything that she does. There is never any half-assing in her actions because that could lead to disaster. Tatsu will do the things that others may not want to simply because it needs to be done such as killing a criminal outright. The woman has a strong will and is incredibly talented. She does not let the words of others get to her especially those people that she holds little to no respect for. Respect is a quality that she believes is earned through trials, not given simply because of status or want. Respect is valued just as honor. Tatsu has earned everything that she has in life; nothing was handed down to her. She would never accept handouts or charity because a person must work hard for the things that they desire.
That is how she operates and always will. One would never know about her past or her current life just by hanging around her. Tatsu is very good at keeping her emotions in check, keeping all of the rage inside until it is time to let loose. She finds it easy to put on a fašade of happiness to fool others. She is something of an actress in a way since her public life is the farthest away from her secret identity as Katana. Tatsu does not like to wear her emotions on her sleeve and never will because that is a dangerous attribute. She has grown too accustomed to keeping them away from people since her family was killed. But that does not mean she is unsociable. Tatsu will socialize with others if they so desire, she enjoys being around other people and learning about their lives. Small talk may not be a strong point though. She would prefer a deeper conversation.
Backstory: In Osaka, Japan Tatsu Saito was born into a life that no ordinary child would opt to have. Her father Haruki was a prominent boss of a small gang within the Yakuza organization. Kazue, his wife and the mother of his only child served right beside him in the organization. Although her parents were technically criminals, growing up life was actually pretty great for young Tatsu. Because of the status of her father she was able to receive the best education that money could buy; she could even get anything that she wanted, but she had to earn it. Haruki was not the type of man to toss his money around wildly. Anything that the young girl wanted she had to work for through good grades and being obedient.
From an early age Tatsu showed an interest in the various arts of combat. Under her parents’ guidance she began to learn various styles of martial arts. It was not long before Tatsu took up an interest in the ancient ways of her people, the way of the samurai. Her father saw that she was dedicated to learning everything that she could so he decided to teach her the way of the sword, Bushido. By the time she was fifteen Tatsu had become a deadly warrior in her own right. Her skills did not lay simply with combat though. Since she was raised in a crime family, she was taught how to conduct business and how to avoid the scrutiny of the law; thankfully she never had to put those skills to use since she avoided trouble. Haruki was an intelligent man which was why he was a boss. His learning was passed down to the girl.
Tatsu was not the only child of the Yakuza. The sixteen year old girl would soon catch the attention of two brothers, Maseo and Takeo Yamashiro. She had spent a lot of time around the boys when they were younger, learning many of the same things. It was not until the teenage hormones kicked in that they really began to notice each other. The more time they spent together the more Tatsu realized that she was falling in love with Maseo. Luckily for her the feelings were mutual. This made the older Takeo very angry because he had fallen in love with her and believed himself to be the better suitor. Before the loving couple could pronounce their love Tatsu’s parents were found dead in their bed one night. The cause of their death was never found out. She and Maseo suspected foul play, but had no way of proving it at the time. Tatsu was only eighteen.
So with a heavy heart, she moved on with her life. About a month later she and Maseo finally became a married couple much to Takeo’s displeasure. Fueled by hatred and jealousy, the older brother plotted to kill his little brother and the woman they both loved. A little while later into their marriage, Tatsu found out that she was pregnant with twin boys. It was a marvelous event for the loving couple, the greatest news that they could ever receive. Nine months later Tatsu became the proud mother of Reiko and Yuki Yamashiro. While Maseo was living the life of a family man with the woman he loved, Takeo was steadily climbing the ranks of the Yakuza over the years never forgetting his vow. At 22 years of age tragedy would strike Tatsu like no other. One day while she and her family were at home enjoying each other’s company, Takeo and a few of his men broke into their house demanding a duel with his brother for Tatsu.
In his possession were two weapons, one of which was a very unique and ancient sword crafted by the legendary Muramasa. While his men dragged Tatsu outside, Takeo tossed his brother the other sword and the two of them began to battle. During the course of the conflict a fire was accidentally started inside the home. It was at that time that Tatsu broke free from the men holding her and slaughtered them all with a discarded blade. She arrived back inside the house just in time to see Takeo drive his sword straight through Maseo. Filled with rage, Tatsu rushed him and managed to disarm him figuratively and literally. As she picked up the mysterious weapon, she heard the cries from her children. Tatsu tried her best to get to them but the fire was too much. Still she pushed forward determined to save their lives, but fate would not allow it. One of the men that had attacked pulled out his gun then opened fire on Tatsu hitting her twice in the abdomen. As she lay on the ground bleeding out next to her husband, she was forced to watch her children burn alive.
When she awoke a few days later Tatsu found herself in a hospital staring into the eyes of her Oyabun, Yakuza boss. He informed her that Takeo had fled to the United States. All Tatsu could think about were the images of her slain family. She vowed then and there that Takeo and anyone he was associated with would pay for their sins with blood. After she was released, she immediately began training in the ways of the samurai to improve her skills. She had to be at the top of her game in order to take down a whole Yakuza gang. Two years later it was time to take the first steps on her journey. The Oyabun gave her his blessing along with the very swords that Takeo once used. She took to calling the special blade Soultaker because any struck down by it would lose their life and their soul. Venturing to the states, Tatsu found herself in Gotham City now going by the name of Katana. She plans on taking down every single member of Takeo’s gang member by member.
Occupation: Unemployed for now, will later join Wane Manor's Home for Children as a teacher and faculty member.
Abilities/Skills: Tatsu is one hundred percent human. There is nothing special about her when it comes to her genetic makeup. Everything that she does can be learned by anyone with the right training, discipline, and talent. Tatsu is an exceptionally trained woman in the martial arts and swordsmanship. From an early age she has been studying in such styles as Ninjutsu, Bushido, Jeet Kune Do, and many others. Tatsu has been taught a level of discipline that allows her to take on new styles with more ease than the average human. Not only is she highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, but she is very proficient in the use of weapons such as blades and guns though she rarely touches the latter. She specializes in the use of pressure point combat meaning that she knows the location of every single pressure point in the human body and how to disable them.
The Yakuza has taught Tatsu how to think like a criminal and how to stay hidden when needed. Her skills in stealth have so far been unmatched by anyone else she has come across. Before an opponent can even realize what is happening she is already plunging her blade into their spine. She uses the shadows to her advantage mainly when not in costume. Although she is not a superhuman, her agility, speed, and reaction time are increased to surpass most people. She is a talented acrobat, skills which she utilizes in combat to keep the opponent guessing.
Weapons: Tatsu uses a wide array of weaponry but her main weapon is an ancient katana called the Soultaker. This blade was created in the 14th century by the famed Muramasa or at least is rumored to have been. The sword is nearly indestructible because it is made of a rare metal alloy. It has come into contact with strong impacts without receiving a single nick of damage. The blade never needs to be sharpened and can cut through many known substances to man. But that is only if the force she swings it is enough. She also uses another unnamed katana that is made of regular metal and does require maintenance. The pouches along her body store different weapons such as caltrops, smoke grenades, poison darts, and shuriken.
Last edited by Nightwing95; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:32 PM.
abilities yes, equipment im on the fence about. I'll get to fixing it
Name: Jason Todd
Alias: Red Hood
Picture: Actor: Jensen Ackles-
Personality: Jason has an unhealthy obsession with The Batman, not the man, but the idea. He believes himself to be vigilante's successor, even though he was never even near the Dark Knight. Jason understands that some criminals are too far gone to let live, so he has taken it upon himself to clean up Gotham even better than Batman, and although his modus operandi is the extreme case, he has have the good sense to not harm the innocent. When it comes to women, Jason perfers his quick fix over a stable relationship, providing a "double standard" for Gotham's Nightly Ladies.
Due to his physical appearance, Jason must take pain medication on a regular basis, thus has developed an addiction to pain pills and has even found himself relishing pain brought on from an outside source from time to time. This makes him a highly effective combatant, considering he isn't bothered by pain.
Jason Todd grew up in the Narrows, or the Slums of Gotham City. His father was a low level thug working for the Falcone Family during the night, and during the day he was a washed out boxer, often teaching his son a few lessons the hard way. His mother was a waitress for a low end diner, and a drug addict, often going out at night to get her fix however possible.
When the police discovered Carimine Falcone strung up like a bat, Jason's father realized what was good for him and skipped town leaving him and his mother to fend for themselves, and it wasn't easy.
During the night that all Hell brooke loose in the Narrows, Jason's mother was beaten so horribly that she slipped into a coma, Jason was now technically an orphan. In his own drug addled state, Jason sees a giant bat fly overhead, scaring many of the other residents scurrying away in fear, but found he was not afraid. He had another vision before night's end of one man attempting to break into another's home, but an individual with a bright red face, with the exception of a nose and mouth, delivered justice
In the few years since the emergence of the figure known as the mythical Batman, Jason had gotten involved in a gang, his mother was permanantly on life support at a local hospital, and he was consistently having nightmares of his fear induced visions. When the Madman known as The Joker began terrorizing Gotham, Jason and his gang, partook in the chaos. Though something within him clicked that what he was doing was not right, he realized that the only way to survive was to let the city eat away at him and accept his place in life.
He went to his mother's hospital bed, unaware the Joker had planted a bomb in a hospital in the city, and not to far down the hall from his mother's rom was the room of District Attorny Harvey Dent. Unaware he'd kill his mother, Jason unplugged her from life support and pushed her towards the exit, though the few precious seconds he spent unplugging her meant that he would surely not survive escaping himself.
As the hospital exploded, he made the decision to leave his mother behind, and barely escaped, at the expense of massive burns to his face and body. When he was discovered, The doctors did the best they could, but he was still in massive pain, both physical and emotional.
In the 8 years since the Joker terrorized Gotham, Jason became a nomadic recluse, travelling the states, helping others as a disfigured vigilante, in the mindset that he wanted to be like Batman, but his drug addiction to pain meds wasn't helping matters. One night, he found himself washing a dead man's blood off of his face and hands, and remembered his vision. He came to the conclusion that he would be better than Batman and sought training.
By the time that Batman had saved Gotham, Jason had managed a way into the city, and watched in a cold stare as Batman sacrificed himself, before putting on his own mask, a red hood devoid of emotion and set out take his idol's mission one step further.
In the year since that day, Jason Todd, now calling himself Red Hood, reunited with his old gang and killed the leader. This shifted many of their loyalties to him, and the Red Hood Gang was born. A network of low level criminals who kept tabs on other criminals, and when The Red Hood striked down on injustice, he would leaving a calling card.
A giant red bat spray painted on his victims' chests...
Occupation: Gang Leader
Excellent Marksmanship- During his nomadic training, Jason learned and became a profficient marksman with most conventional firearms
Excellent Fencemenship- During his travels, Jason became a noteworthy swordsman, though he perferred to use daggers
Leadership- Jason keeps his gang under control and under the radar by giving them women and keeping them constantly afraid to cross him
Small Arms Fire- Jason has trusted arms dealer that supplies him with various small firearms, though he perfers to use his personalized Taurus Raging Bull handgun, Dual H&K M7A1's, FN Scar Heavy, and Dragnov Sniper Rifle
Brass Knuckles w/o charger- to better ehance his combat effectiveness
Daggers dipped in blowfish poisons- for targets hr doesn't intend to let die
Last edited by thatguy12; 2 Weeks Ago at 02:44 PM.
ill accept Katana if no app off occurs in a 24 hour period since she was posted
I'm certainly interested, not sure who to play yet though.
Originally Posted by thatguy12
Are you from Sb by any chance?
Well there is a poster on Spacebattles with the same name as you, so thought you may be the same person?
Originally Posted by thatguy12
nope, I dunno what that is lol