This is the character sheet for AXavierB's
work-in-progress story Fear Everything
. As the story is still in its conceptual stages, the list is currently short and incomplete. More characters will come as they are conceived.
The main character of Fear Everything
. Corinne "Cora" Giles is a sixteen-year-old girl who, after much thought, has concluded that she is an atheist. Her Christian family isn't exactly overjoyed at this fact, and they make her go to church regardless of her beliefs. There, she meets and befriends Crichton and learns of the existence of the Protoekklesia.
- Cynicism Catalyst - Subverted; her family thinks she turned to atheism just because her aunt died. The truth is that she just decided religion and logic were mutually exclusive.
- Deadpan Snarker - Toward her family. And Preston, because who wouldn't be?
- Hollywood Atheist - She actively tries to avert this trope, but her bitterness toward her family for forcing their beliefs on her causes her to show signs of it anyway.
- Pals with Jesus - Crichton. Except not really. He's not a god at all; just an esper.
- Tsundere - Whether she's "tsun" or "dere" depends on who she's interacting with.
A boy Cora meets at church. At first he is put off by her atheism, but they eventually become friends and start hanging out. In reality, Crichton is what is called a Prototheos; a person with an assortment of powers that apparently work by siphoning off the worship of others.
- A God Am I - Subverted. Prototheoi aren't gods, nor are they supernatural in origin. They're merely humans with the rare power of PK. Crichton knows this and has no delusions of godhood; he just pretends to be a god for the sake of his followers.
- Anthropomorphic Personification - Of religion. Without the faith of his follower's, he doesn't have much power. Yet their blind devotion to him causes him to spiral into becoming something destructive.
- Blessed with Suck - Pretty much any use of his powers aside from minor transmutations has the high potential to cause him permanent damage.
- Deflector Shields - He appears to have this ability, but it turns out he's merely able to congeal his psionic energy into a short-lived, focused pulse that destroys anything it touches.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly - His powers work by absorbing the psionic energy transferred to him by his followers' faith. Or so he's been led to believe. Cora points out the possibility that this could all be a fabrication on the part of his "superiors".
- God Was My Copilot. - Again, subverted.
- Heroic RROD - He can barely contain the energy of his followers' belief, causing both mental and physical instability.
- Light Is Not Good
- Matter Replicator - His power is best described as being like alchemy as depicted in Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Named After Somebody Famous - Michael Crichton, author of the Jurassic Park novels.
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Physical God - What his followers think he is.
- Power Degeneration - With all his followers' worship concentrated on him, his body and brain struggle to adapt to the energy he's siphoned.
- Psychic Powers
- Psychoactive Powers - Cora theorizes that Crichton doesn't really get power from worship at all; rather, he needs the praise of his followers to raise his self-confidence before he can actually harness his abilities correctly. Crichton tells her he doesn't really give a damn how his powers work as long as they inspire faith.
- Shout-out - Cora mockingly calls him the Composer at one point. Plus several references to Fullmetal Alchemist because of his powers of transmutation, and to Stargate SG-1 and Haruhi Suzumiya for obvious reasons.
- Some Kind of Force Field - His barrier is invisible until something makes physical contact with it, at which point it will give off an electrical flash.
- Unstoppable Rage - After he snaps from the stress of his powers.
- Well-intentioned Extremist - The reason Crichton works with the Protoekklesia is because he believes it's impossible to be nonreligious and happy at the same time, so he pretends to be a god so his followers can have something to believe in. This was part of his reason for befriending Cora; he saw her as unhappy because of her atheism and wanted to convince her to join the Protoekklesia to enrich her life. He doesn't realize that all he's doing is perpetuating the existence of a
potentially dangerous cult.
- Wave Motion Gun - He can shoot bolts of condensed psionic energy. This expends the majority of his power and takes a large toll on him.
A preppy guy Cora meets at church. He seems slightly acquainted with Crichton. Later it's revealed that he's a member of the Protoekklesia.