This is the characters page for Radio City.
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Subject 1138-b, a.k.a. Lutecia, a.k.a. Hawkeye
Hawkeye (Lutecia to her customers) was one of a pair of twins experimented on by a sorcerous cabal to create the ultimate living weapon. She was fused with a fire spirit. She was trained as a living weapon, and for a time worked for various people. But at her sixteenth birthday, she and her sister murdered their guards and ran away, making their way to Radio City. There she settled down, opened a tea shop (an old dream of hers) and became a public superhero in her free time.
Detective Jethro "Jet" Kane
A detective who was severely wounded on the job and brought back as a cyborg. Jet's always been a bit of a loose cannon; even before his rebuilding, he had a trivially small amount of arrests, and a staggeringly high amount of dead suspects. Now he works nearly 24/7 for the Radio City Police Department as a detective, as well as an on-call one-man SWAT team.
- Cowboy Cop: He'll do whatever it takes - and shoot whoever needs shooting - in order to get his job done - except killing innocent civilians.
- Cyborg: He was rebuilt with his limbs, eyes, numerous organs, and parts of his brain being replaced by robotic components.
- Jack of All Stats: While Jethro is better than a normal human at many things, none of his abilities are on the same level as heroes and villains who specialize in them.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite all the violence and guff outward appearance, he's just a man doing his job and trying to keep Radio City safe.
- Powered Armor: Jet wears a powered combat suit which also serves to cover up his cyborg parts and keep him looking somewhat sleek instead of like a tangle of wires.
- Shout-Out: The pair of revolvers on his hips are Smith & Wesson Model 29's.
- Superhero Packing Heat: All of his abilities are for maximizing mobility and the survivability of an encounter with a superpowered individual, while all he has for offense is guns. Lots of guns.
- We Can Rebuild Him: His origin story - somewhere in his career, he checked a box on a consent form for being subjected to human experimentation if ever "killed" in the line of duty.
The Mad Mr. Madarch, a.k.a. The Fantastic Fungus, a.k.a. The Super Shroom, a.k.a. The Amazing Amanita, etc.
According to him, he descended from a long lost colony of fungus that was hurdled into time and space in the near future. He came here as an envoy of the species, now an advanced Magitek
empire from somewhere far off in the universe. He's spent about 12 years in the heroics business, recently transferring from protecting a sleepy town in Britain to the hustle and bustle of Radio City.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Madarch can't really put an ounce of seriousness into his job, hence his jovial attitude. Usually.
- Insistent Terminology: He prefers his job title to be "Distraction Expert", as he feels that he can't actually apprehend criminals easily just by himself.
- Master of Illusion: Uses things such as doubles of himself and illusory Batmannote to distract his opponents.
- Starfish Alien: His species pretty much uses tapdancing to communicate with each other.
Jerry Kings, a.k.a. The Gentleman Avenger
A free agent from the twentieth century US who specializes in "extra-conventional
complications" shunt forward into present-day Radio City.
- Fish out of Temporal Water
- Badass Normal
- Legacy Character: Jerry is the 18th Gentleman Avenger, after all.
- Le Parkour: Combined with his grappling gun, it's Jerry's primary way of getting around.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: To the point where he's beating down zombie deep ones with his own two fists.
- Mysterious Past: According to his profile, Jerry Kings isn't even his real name.
- Cloak & Dagger: The Tarot Protocol, the organization that hired Jerry, was a proto-black ops group.
- Certain posts allude to heroes in the core rulebook of Evil Hat's "Spirit of the Century" tabletop game.
- Not surprising, as he was a character the troper had rolled up for a pick-up game.
- Aesthetically, he's the Red Hood, only with a red domino mask instead of a fishbowl.
- As said earlier, he isn't the first to wear the Mask and Mantle, like a certain other hero known only by his alias. Hopefully, he won't be the last.
The Ghetto Ghost
The culmination of a ritual performed by an occult serial killer during the 1980's which involved harnessing the power of a hundred souls of people who were victims of violence. The killer worked in secret, using a knowledge of magic to conceal his identity and the traces of his crimes from the police, typically by substituting a homunculus that was programmed to die of natural causes some time after the death of their original. He was ultimately found and reported to the authorities by a coterie of mages who infiltrated the police department. They laid siege to his house at the climax of the ritual but disrupted it too late. The resulting mass of souls raged out of control and killed everything in the building, resulting in the creation of a malevolent spirit mass that haunts Radio City, particularly the poorer areas where it became known as the Ghetto Ghost.
Count Arenvald Osterhagen, a.k.a. DJ Skeletone
Coming straight outta The Black Forest in Germany, Count Osterhagen spent a good part of the 20th century waging his wars on the Forces of Holiness and what not. He may have been defeated many times, but never permanently due to nobody having a clue where or what
his phylactery is. After his most recent defeat, he had an epiphany and decided to reinvent his image entirely. Now, he stalks the streets as the Hip-Hoppin', Reekin' and Rotten Lord of Crime/Freestyle Rapper, DJ Skeletone.
Maria Vetterlein, a.k.a. Corner
Maria was once a happy little cultist, dabbling about in various forms of observing her widespread polytheistic beliefs
. There was one such god, the name of which has been lost to time, that wasn't exactly popular
. In fact, it probably had less believers than the amount of people who believe that Birdemic
is a serious film. It was so weak, it eventually had to go and possess one of its most zealous believers in order to keep a physical tie to the world. This believer happened to be Maria. It drives her to eat any and all magic she can find, ranging from enchanted things
to the enchanters themselves.
- Black Eyes of Evil
- Evil Feels Good: Maria's end of the bargain provides her with this. Her driving force is that magic is made to taste so euphorically great that she does it of her own free will.
- Humanoid Abomination: Probably one of the mildest examples.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Not exactly afraid to try and eat the magic-based heroes present.
- Perception Filter: One of the few powers granted by the god. Doesn't work if she is plainly making herself obvious, or to non-living eyes.
Frank Jones The III, a.k.a. The Birdman of Radio City
Frank Jones: The model stereotype of a New-Yorker and the beleaguered waste disposal guy. Each day, he works the nine to five to pay off his apartment without event.
...or does he?
In actuality, Frank is a man who, for all intents and purposes, can control the entire avian population of Radio City and assume their form. What does he do with such an odd ability? Mostly spy on the super-populace of this bustling 'burg. His motivations are currently unknown.
- Jerk Ass: Frank isn't very personable when you get to meet him, to say the least.
- Super Loser: Once you get past the powers, he's still an average, overweight man in his forties that lives alone.
- The Worm That Walks: He simply is a lot of birds.
Subject 1138-a, a.k.a. The Black Orchid
The Black Orchid was one of a pair of twins experimented on by a sorcerous cabal to create the ultimate living weapon. Like her sister, she was fused with another entity — in her case, an orchid. She was trained as an assassin, and from the age of twelve until she was sixteen she was a mercenary. However, her adoptive father amongst that cabal was a religious fanatic, and some of his religion's dogma rubbed off her; so, at her sixteenth birthday, she and her sister murdered their guards and ran away, making their way to Radio City. There 1138-a began in her peculiar quest: keeping the balance of the city.
Subject 1212, a.k.a. Tia
Subject 1212 is a ten-year old girl, another victim of the cult that experimented on the 1138 sisters. First, the cult let the young wife of one of the members take care of her (that's her mommy), but when the woman objected to the experiments conducted on Tia the cult Unpersoned
her, and passed her into the 1138 sisters' adoptive father's care. He was a busy person, and so 1138-b cared for her instead. But then the sisters escaped. Tia was heartbroken, and she decided to find her mommy. So she tossed aside the people who took her mother away and started searching for her. Fortunately for her, by that time the cult moved its operations closer to Radio City or she would've never reached the place alive. There she found an old army captain who pitied her and took care of her. But he wasn't her mommy. So she continued searching.
Cornelius Dollar, a.k.a. Gold Dollar
A lawyer who was turned to gold after touching a magical cane. He runs Gold Dollar Avenue - a string of businesses mainly operated by former gang members whom he is trying to rehabilitate. His main focus is on making the world a better place, but that usually consists of beating up unscrupulous characters who get too close to his turf.
He's also a pimp made out of gold.
- Chrome Champion: Cornelius is made out of gold
- Lawful Neutral: He's not the usual evil villain motivated by world destruction - just a guy who wants to make the world a better place by being a pimp.
- The Oldest Profession: He's a pimp, so there's quite a few hookers on Gold Dollar Avenue.
- Pimp Duds: He's already made out of gold, but also has a gold-tinted pimp outfit as part of his body, including a cane, wide-brimmed hat, gloves, and aquarium platform shoes with piranhas in them.
Shaun Gothman, a.k.a. Eldritch
A young man in his late teens who travelled to Radio city in search of the answers to his past.
- Expy: Of a character in Look to Windward with the same name, down to his appearance (green-furred monkey) and stutter.