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What would your character do in the above situation?:

Impudent Upstart
Eitri, an apprentice wizard, would attempt to explain that he needed to take the pictures for 'magic reasons.' Considerable unpleasantness ensues. After the inevitable fall out he would retreat to sulk about being misunderstood, and ask his spirit familiar, Lit, if there wasn't a slightly more socially acceptable ritual he could perform to work their desired spell.

Your character is approached by a rival character with a deal: If they help the rival win the affections of a third character -whom they both have feelings for- the rival will give your character something a friend/family member desperately needs.
Nobody wants to be a pawn in the game of life. What they don't realize is the game of life is Minesweeper.
 2177 ironcommando, Thu, 13th Jun '13 9:39:52 AM from Dimension of Physics Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
WUT!?
AC wouldn't mind helping out the Rival, because he finds out that he is undergoing a Slow Transformation into a cyber program incapable of feeling romantic love (This is part of his main storyline), and also because his Love Interest is in love with the Rival. Will probably do a I Want My Beloved to Be Happy sort of thing.

Unfortunately, after transformation, he ends up on opposite sides and attacks both the rival and his affection. They know that he isn't attacking them out of jealousy, though.

Your character (who has a love interest) ends up losing their ability to feel romantic love.

edited 13th Jun '13 9:42:29 AM by ironcommando

Tango and Athena love each other on so many levels the loss of romance would be sad but they would still be more than best friends. Good thing this doesn't happen in-story because there son will be important later.

For Ghost and Ace it would simplify their relationship. Take away their awkward semi-repressed romantic feelings and they would basically be like brother and sister, which would probably be for the best.

Your character desided to get a pet. What pet do they get?

 2179 RESP, Fri, 14th Jun '13 4:12:03 PM from somewhere... solid?
What the hell, hero?
Mitsuru would get a tiger, because he loves to cause fear. He would keep it in check by being scarier (which he can be).

Your character finds themselves in a Scooby-Doo Hoax in one of their adventures... only to find an actual supernatural threat hiding behind...
SARATOGA NO JIKAN DAAAAAAA!!!
 2180 Romulus, Fri, 14th Jun '13 7:17:52 PM from The Edge of Somewhere, PA Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Amateur Person
Mark, being a magic user who failed out of magical education, is confronted with a supernatural threat. He would have been able to handle the mundane circumstance he believed he had uncovered, but now has to fall back on what little magic he can perform. He attempts to handle the situation, does so poorly, and uses his cellphone to call his more learned friends for help. He's kind of depressed about it.

The only clear way to resolve a major issue is to do something that will result in your character losing their memories of the hero's journey they have undergone.

 2181 porschelemans, Mon, 8th Jul '13 7:47:26 AM from A Giant Hamster Ball Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Avatar Sakaki Ignore cat
Simon would do it anyway, as it seems rational to solve the issue rather than remember it, and not being able to remember may reduce the risk of PTSD.

Your character finds themselves waking up in bed with their best friend, lying in an awkward position, unable to remember how they got there.
I'm so sorry that my avatar doesn't appear fully in the shot, but the cat was threatening the photographer.
 2182 montmorencey, Wed, 10th Jul '13 6:34:51 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
If this happens during the 'flashback' story arch, Darien would be incredibly flustered and start babbling apologies mixed with scientific trivia on memory lapses, sexual morale and certain plot twists he does not appreciate. Tanisha, having been a prostitute, would snark at him for all she's worth.

In the 'present' story arch, they would be very concerned about the missing memories and take immediate steps to figure out whether they were drugged. Waking up in bed together per se is not a problem at this point in time since they occasionally get together anyway.

One of your characters steps on an explosive device. Reactions all around?

Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
 2183 porschelemans, Thu, 11th Jul '13 6:03:11 AM from A Giant Hamster Ball Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Avatar Sakaki Ignore cat
"Wait, where'd the rabbit come from again? I thought it was dead. And why did it just explode?"

"I don't know girlfriend, but I'm sure as hell glad to see it gone."

"What the hell are you on about?! That rabbit was the key to the cure! How we gonna get better now?!"

"Oh shit!"

"Wait... We thought the rabbit was dead already, right?"

"Yeah"

"And yet it just came back and exploded?"

"Yeah..."

"So perhaps it has the power to reincarnate..."

"Yay... Oh... Wait... That's bad when you look at the bigger picture..."

"Yeah... So we're gonna have to capture the rabbit, get the secret, and then keep it captive somewhere he can't escape."

"Do you know what you're talking about? You're talking about keeping captive God incarnate! You can't keep God captive!"

"It's a challenge we must face if we want to protect people from the evil powers of... THE RABBIT"


One of your characters survives a massive car accident unhurt, and has returned to their friend to explain what has happened to their car. What do they say?
I'm so sorry that my avatar doesn't appear fully in the shot, but the cat was threatening the photographer.
 2184 resetlocksley, Thu, 11th Jul '13 12:50:32 PM from Alone in the dark Relationship Status: Only knew I loved her when I let her go
Shut up!
Daniel survived because he's a practically indestructible metahuman and it would take a hell of a lot more than a car accident to hurt him. His friends all know that, so the hard part will be explaining how and why he wrecked the car. It would take him a while to calm down and find the right words, but once he did he would tell the truth and explain what happened as simply as possible. He would feel very bad about wrecking his friend's car and would do all he could to make up for it.

Your character learns their best friend lied to them about something deeply important. How do they react?
Fear is a superpower.
Impudent Upstart
Not having had a best friend before, Eitri (a would-be apprentice wizard) would assume they had a good reason for lying, but would confront them and demand an explanation. If it was a good reason he would definitely forgive them. If the reason wasn’t so good, or if it was clear from the start that the lie wasn’t for good reasons he would probably shun them for life.

If, however, the lie endangered or hurt somebody he loved or cared about Eitri would probably find enough gumption to work a spell of retribution. Most likely the individual would find themselves transformed into a very small, very squishable animal. If not that, Eitri might transform into a creature quite capable of tearing them to pieces and devouring them. This being his former best friend, he would probably feel guilty and wish the friend was alive so he could confide in them.

Vlenn (a former thief, and no stranger to betrayal) would seek to find the truth behind the lie herself. She would not trust the words of her friend, but would seek some sort of independent verification. She could possibly find it in herself to forgive and forget -she has learned enough to know not to throw friendships away- but if the lie was too harmful she would abandon the friend and seriously consider never making another one. If the lie threatened her life, or someone she cared for, she would have no hesitation repaying the false friend by literally backstabbing them.

A stranger (or family/group of strangers) gives your character help and protection when they desperately need it, effectively saving their lives. Later, your character learns that these helpers are going to be destroyed by your character's allies, due to the fact that they gave similar help and protection to a sworn enemy.

Nobody wants to be a pawn in the game of life. What they don't realize is the game of life is Minesweeper.
 2186 RESP, Thu, 11th Jul '13 5:54:10 PM from somewhere... solid?
What the hell, hero?
Mitsuru would be debated, as he probably hates the people that helped him because... well, they exist. By the other hand, he had ingrained a deep sense of "respect" on his head despite of being a goblin-looking cannibal psychopath that he might stand up against his friends... and said friends would just walk off, as being alive is better than the alternative...

Your character had been cursed with madness on everything around them, but not on themselves. what...

edited 11th Jul '13 5:55:12 PM by RESP

SARATOGA NO JIKAN DAAAAAAA!!!
 2187 Maple Platoon, Thu, 11th Jul '13 7:11:45 PM from Middle of Nowhere,Canada
Time Traveling Robot without a cause
Galius would be all like "Everyone is weird now." She'd probably try to figure out what's going on.

Your character is somehow inside a Chick Tract and they don't realize it! What happens?
Totally not planning to buy Ark Encounter.
Being a primordial god, Alftyra thinks she's having an extended flashback after hitting her head. Accordingly, she proceeds to make humanity in the form of gigantic duck people attached symbiotically to helium-filled beds.

Your character has gone to the roof of a tall building and sees a young woman about to commit suicide, what do they do?

This post was blanked upon request.

edited 21st Dec '13 4:44:28 AM by BestOf

I'd say I'm being refined

Into the web I descend

Killing those I've left behind

I have been Endarkened
 2190 porschelemans, Thu, 18th Jul '13 2:53:57 PM from A Giant Hamster Ball Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Avatar Sakaki Ignore cat
Simon would think to himself "Damn... T'was just a dream..." and then go back to sleep.

Your character awakens in a crowded church, lying in front of everyone else there, but no one takes much notice.
I'm so sorry that my avatar doesn't appear fully in the shot, but the cat was threatening the photographer.
 2191 ironcommando, Thu, 18th Jul '13 10:11:13 PM from Dimension of Physics Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
WUT!?
There are no churches in AC's canon, but if he were to wake up like that, he'd immediately head for the door via quick Flash Steps. He's nice enough to be as non-disruptive as possible.

Calia (from the same canon), as a person of high authority would definitely question the pastor as to what's going on. If they continuously refuse, she'd interrogate them by using Chris (a giant flying crystal stingray that acts as her guardian entity).

Your character is forced to fight their best friend in a battle to the death.

edited 18th Jul '13 10:11:32 PM by ironcommando

 2192 Scorpio Rat, Thu, 18th Jul '13 10:31:25 PM from Houston, Texas Relationship Status: Reincarnated romance
When horoscopes go wrong
Sir Taurus would allow himself to be killed, seeing as his best friend is the future king, and it would be against his code of honor to attack at all.

On the opposing side, Drakon would drag his heels as much as he could before he was forced to fight against Taurus, realizing what his friend would try to do. He may possibly try suicide by his own blade if there was no other option out of it.

Your character must do something they personally find extremely embarrassing/humiliating to themselves in order to pass an unavoidable test of their mettle. What do they do?
"Only women and cats are allowed inside my armor!"

What should I put here?
Depends on what you mean by unavoidable really.

If you mean that the test needs to be done only if the character undergoes this humiliating action, then Tirisi would simply refuse. He doesn't feel the need to prove his abilities to others, certainly not if doing so would necessitate humiliation.

If you mean that no matter what the character must do something humiliating and then undergo the test; I guess he'd do it. Seeing as he has no choice.

Your character is faced with the choice between a short, but incredibly arduous path to their goal; and a long but easy one.

edited 24th Jul '13 5:02:39 AM by Majormarks

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 2194 porschelemans, Wed, 24th Jul '13 10:12:34 AM from A Giant Hamster Ball Relationship Status: You're a beautiful woman, probably
Avatar Sakaki Ignore cat
Harry would go with the long but easy one, as he would much rather have to wait for near guaranteed success over potentially skipping that wait by risking success.

Two of your characters wake up in a room, at 8 in the evening, on the hottest day of the year, unable to remember when they fell asleep.
I'm so sorry that my avatar doesn't appear fully in the shot, but the cat was threatening the photographer.
 2195 resetlocksley, Wed, 24th Jul '13 10:45:48 AM from Alone in the dark Relationship Status: Only knew I loved her when I let her go
Shut up!
Carson and Rebecca take a few confused minutes to wonder what happened, then they shrug it off and go back to sleep. And snuggle.

Your character is offered one million dollars (or a comparable amount of some other currency) to do something they find morally reprehensible. What do they do?
Fear is a superpower.
 2196 Wolf 1066, Wed, 24th Jul '13 4:37:43 PM from New Zealand Relationship Status: In my bunk
Wolf1066
Ian: It would depend on the specific task. If it was something that was not illegal but just against his moral code - such as sleeping with a consenting married woman without her husband's knowledge - he would be sorely tempted and probably would do so.

If it were something that is not only immoral but illegal or non-consentual - such as having sex with a minor or an intoxicated/drugged woman - he would refuse outright.

If it involved working as a politician, he'd refuse that, too.

Your character wakes up in a strange place with technologies hundreds of years beyond anything (s)he encountered in his/her normal life and it becomes increasingly apparent that the world (s)he knew is irretrievably lost in the past.
Dangerously Genre Savvy since ages ago...
 2197 montmorencey, Wed, 24th Jul '13 4:38:25 PM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
Darien laughs for a very, very long time. He's one of the richest people in the country; you'll have to put a lot more on the table if you want to bribe him. When he's done laughing, he'll make if very clear to you that he owns you now. Trying to suborn a High Lord is a serious offense.

Tanisha refuses categorically. She is deeply insulted and lets you know so in no uncertain (though graceful) terms. Her body used to be- and her company still is for sale. Her morals are not and never were.

Surkha accepts, of course, and tries to barter it up some more. Then she reports it to her superiors and waits for instructions....All right. Maybe she does some poking around on her own first.

Allessan doesn't take it. It's too much of a bother to deal with the consequences otherwise. It's not like he could use the money and not be found out. Besides, he kinda...well, maybe...when it isn't too much trouble, values his morals.

Tohmir would like to say that he'd refuse on the spot. But the truth of the matter is, he has serious debts and it's his mother's life on the line. His sense of duty to the warrior code will be conflicting with his sense of duty to his parents, both of which are deeply engrained cultural values. In the end, he will refuse and inform the proper authorities and he will feel horrible about hesitating in the first place. This will bother him for a goodly while.

Phinn is offended. Like Tohmir, she is from a warrior family and therefore grew up with a code that values integrity above all else. Unlike Tohmir, she doesn't have debts and is marrying one of the richest people around, so money doesn't have much allure to her...so she would think. But maybe (depending on when precisely in the story this happens) in some corner of her mind, she'd wonder whether she should take it and use it to build a life for herself somewhere away from her family and her arranged marriage. She might daydream about it once or twice, but in the end, she wouldn't do it.

Your characters witness a hate-crime against someone who, in their society, is considered very inferior.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
Impudent Upstart
(I think Wolf's prompt was missed, so I'll reply to it as well.) Your character wakes up in a strange place with technologies hundreds of years beyond anything (s)he encountered in his/her normal life and it becomes increasingly apparent that the world (s)he knew is irretrievably lost in the past.

Eitri (An adolescent apprentice wizard) would mourn his lost past for some time. He’d probably devote his time and attention to attempting a spell to return to his time. Discipline and determination not being his strengths, he’d gradually become intrigued with the new technology and would attempt to master it, though his absent minded nature would make this difficult. He’d probably end up the authority in a very specialized and obscure branch of science that most people consider interesting, but somewhat useless.

Vlenn (a former thief) would seek a way back. If none was to be found, she’d try to adapt to this new society but would probably find it difficult. Given that, she’d seek out a niche –some lost spot of wildness or obscure place in the world- where she could live out the rest of her life as she pleased.

Your characters witness a hate-crime against someone who, in their society, is considered very inferior.

Eitri would be incensed by the behavior. If he had any one older or wiser around he’d demand an explanation, and advocate for justice. If he was on his own, with nobody wiser to seek answers from, he’d probably scheme about helping them, but being somewhat scrawny and not used to people or confrontations would probably not get involved. He would try to reach out to the person after the danger had passed to offer what assistance he could. However, if the crime was especially brutal (enough to risk death or serious injury) his anger would probably overcome his reason and he’d strike out at the perpetrator with his staff. If he’s very unlucky he might accidentally call upon his magic powers, and the victim would suddenly find it within their power to devour their attacker, but might have to spend the rest of their life as a dragon.

Vlenn was raised in a city where such things occur nearly daily, (and was even called upon to carry them out on occasion by her old gang) and as such is somewhat numb to them. She’d probably feel a twinge of sympathy and keep moving. If in the presence of a more socially conscious third party who might remove her blinders to such things (such as Eitri), she’d find a clever way to distract the perpetrator, or redirect their aggression, allowing the victim to escape. Not liking loose ends, she’d help the individual out if they were injured and, if she’s especially unlucky, would find herself with another companion.

The ‘inferior’ aspect wouldn’t play into their appraisal of the situation. Eitri is too socially clueless to care, and Vlenn’s probably been there –or close to that position- at least once in her life.

Your character finds themselves in an isolated environment, with a very strict chain of command (such as on a military vessel in the middle of the ocean, or a battle cruiser in deep space. Whatever is appropriate for your setting). However the individual at the top of the chain seems to be somewhat insane, and seems to be leading everyone under their command to certain doom. All contact with the superior’s higher ups is cut off, and nobody else has had the guts to seriously question their orders. What does your character do?

Nobody wants to be a pawn in the game of life. What they don't realize is the game of life is Minesweeper.
 2199 Wolf 1066, Wed, 24th Jul '13 10:11:24 PM from New Zealand Relationship Status: In my bunk
Wolf1066
Going by the posting times, I think I replied while montmorency was still typing. Ninja'ed.
Dangerously Genre Savvy since ages ago...
 2200 Um Lovely, Thu, 25th Jul '13 9:34:06 PM from 2814 Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
The Darkness Grows
[up][up] Alice would start a mutiny.

Martina would plan an escape route for the inevitable doom.

Gillian would manipulate others into killing the superior.


Your character finds themself in a Mirror Universe. How do they react to being on their enemies side and against their allies?

edited 18th Oct '13 5:51:33 PM by UmLovely

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