I've decided to shake things up a bit in a Superhero Reconstruction I'm doing and introduce a team of heroes who go rogue, currently called The Impossibles (Yeah, I know it's taken, but I'm working on it). Anyway, the group is basically what you get if the Fantastic Four
were deconstructed, but not to the extent that Warren Ellis did in Planetary
The idea is that The Impossibles were once a team of for-hire mercenaries who were employed by academic David Dawn for an expedition into parts unknown. While Dawn survived the trip, the rest of the team were exposed to mystic energies, forever changing them. At first, they plan to do what any group of newly altered, super-powered gunmen would do: Try to take over the world
But Dawn, being the decent guy that he is manages to calm the group down and, in an effort to protect them from other and themselves, convinces them to become Superheroes instead, thus The Impossibles are born. Later on, the group do end up going rogue, but I'll talk about that later.
Here's the problem though, I've only managed to develop two of them. The other three are giving me some troubles. I just don't know what I can do. I have no ideas at all
Would any of you guys like to help out?
Here are the characters I have developed thus far:
- Dr David Dawn: The archeologist who first hired the group for their ill-fated journey into a lost aztec city. Dawn was able to escape the effect the energies that transformed the other's unharmed, but is haunted by the guilt of having drastically changed the lives of five people. Though he's well aware the the other's are money hungry jerks, he tries to keep them busy and accepted through Super-heroics. He is recognised as the team's leader, but little does he expect that one of the other's, Mal, is planning a mutiny. Basically an expy of Dr. Magnus from DC's Metal Men, down to the Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe
- Malcolm "Mal" Sykes: Back when the majority of The Impossibles were mercenaries, Mal was the guy running the show. As the team's unofficial leader, he runs a tight ship with ruthless efficiency and respect. He's smart, opportunistic and manipulative, playing the other's to his game. When the group does go rogue, he becomes the leader. When he was exposed to the energies he was given a golden metallic skin which granted him super strength and nigh invulnerability. He's basically what you would get if you combined Reed Richards with The Thing.
edited 13th Oct '11 12:35:43 AM by AtomJames
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