Great and PowerfulLet's see if anyone thinks this is a fun idea. Background: It is the year 201X, in an alternate timeline where versions of many anime and manga characters live. Despite this, the general thrust of history has been similar to the real world. Even though there are giant monsters, alien invasions, costumed lunatics and criminal conspiracies galore, the efforts of scattered heroes, anti-heroes and action survivors have kept things from getting out of control. It's been a near thing a few times. A coalition of businessmen and government officials has decided that the future of Japan is too important to be left to chance. It's time to organize some of the heroes of Japan into a team, a league of justice as it were. The call has gone out to a select few to begin with.... Character Creation: Pick an anime or manga character who you think would be called upon by the backers of this new team, either one who already has a superheroish identity, or one that can be dressed up as a superhero and not completely embarrass Japan. For the time being, your Dragonball Z-level characters and anyone who could beat up Dragonball Z main characters without raising a sweat are off the table. Think more, "could give Spider-Man an interesting tussle"-level, or "has one really impressive power but isn't great shakes outside that." Character Application Form
edited 23rd Sep '12 10:13:12 AM by SKJAM
edited 14th Sep '12 6:48:58 PM by RagnaTheSaviour
"No matter how many times you try, justice is totally on our side!"
Great and PowerfulThis looks like an excellent start.
Lyrical Nanoha character, if that's OK.
World's biggest wannabeI would join in, if I knew any good manga characters besides Keima Katsuragi Well, there's Ratman, but that story hasn't progressed enough to roleplay without all kinds of problems popping up.
edited 16th Sep '12 6:24:18 AM by desdendelle
Great and PowerfulNanoha might be just a little too young, even given her advanced skills. And do we have anyone who'd like to try something other than magical girls? (Keima: "I am The Playa, able to predict the best action to bring about a happy ending in any gal game, and thus the person who can get to kiss any woman possessed by a spirit that makes them as predictable as a game character!")
edited 15th Sep '12 2:53:57 PM by SKJAM
Like a BOSSI would be interested in playing a non-magical-girl character, perhaps. Trying to think of a way to adjust a characer from Sakura Taisen to fit without having a mech. Maybe something more Iron Man-like, since within the anime they do refer to the mechs as 'spirit armour'. Maybe it could be more close to a suit of armor rather than a robot? Would that make sense?
Proud princeMight sign up as someone from Soul Eater or Blue Exorcist. Or Fullmetal Alchemist, I don't know. >-> Choices!
Proud princeYou can pick a character from FMA if you want. >->
Great and PowerfulHow much more ludicrously powerful is Nanoha at 15? How much is due to her being a member of the
Stardust Fall). Also, it's post Mark IV Gadget Drone!blade through the chest.
edited 15th Sep '12 4:12:45 PM by desdendelle
Great and PowerfulOkay, fifteen it is...
Like a BOSSWorking on a bio for a modified (as stated earlier) more Iron Man-inspired Kanzaki Sumire. She's fairly arrogant and such, but has no real problems being part of a team. Thought her personality might be a nice contrast to the characters who've already been submitted... though more of her dere side might be necessary for that.
Proud princeRight, definitely going as someone from Soul Eater. It'll probably have to be two characters (Maka and Soul). And this means someone else can use a FMA character.
Like a BOSSName: Sumire Kanzaki Source of character: Sakura Taisen Age: 19 Physical Description: Gravity-defying kimono action!◊ and a dere◊ moment. A little on the short side at 5'3", but still can boast a mature physique. Whatever the clothing she dons Sumire's chin length reddish hued brunette hair always has the same lavender headband decorating it. Similar to much of her clothing, her eyes appear at first glance to be purple as well. Always seen dressing in whatever is the most fashionable for a lady of wealth. In battle she dons a suit of purple battle armor with a green-tinted visor similar to this◊ Personality: Supremely confident in her own abilities - be they martial, social or anything else - Sumire easily comes off as arrogant and self-serving. She strongly believes that everyone else should hold themselves up to the same standards as herself; equalling her, in Sumire's mind, is nigh impossible. Despite her high-and-mighty attitude she actually does have empathy for others. Often it is expressed as tough love or veiled in what seems on the surface as a jab, insult or even indifference. Sumire can be very competitive at times when she feels a challenge has been issued. It's usually the case that no such challenge was ever even contemplated by the other party. This is mostly Sumire's determination to prove herself worthy of her own high self opinion. Powers/Skills/Equipment: While a skilled martial artist (specializing in the Kanzaki family's naginata style) Sumire has no super powers per se. Instead she wields a good deal of 'reiryoku', or spirit energy, which is harnessed by specially designed combat armour. This armour utilizes its wearer's reiryoku to enhance physical strength and agility while also having a flight mode in the form of boot mounted rockets (more or less). The armour is designed to be very durable as well due to the type of more-than-human enemies its pilot goes up against. Included with the armor is a built-in computer system that includes GPS, limited radar, and a net feed that can be displayed in an HUD window. To best utilize her marital skill Sumire wields a complementary naginata when in armour. The weapon uses the same technology as the suit to channel reiryoku in supplement to its razor sharp blade. Background: As in the canon Sumire grew up the daughter of the CEO of the Kanzaki Industries zaibatsu. Because her parents were always busy with work she was raised mostly by household staff and became self-reliant early on. She began learning to use a naginata at five and eventually was brought in to assist a new company project when her considerable reiryoku was discovered. The new project had discovered a way to harness it as an alternative energy source, but was very experimental. Together with a Chinese specialist Sumire personally helped test the original bulky prototypes of the 'spirit armour'. Sumire had a personal hand in developing the much more mobile personal armour system she now utilizes as well. While originally intended for use by the JSDF, its cost and economic conditions in Japan ensured no large-scale production was undertaken. A small team was considered by the JSDF command but the search for other potential pilots drew out longer than was thought tolerable. For the forseeable future Sumire is the only pilot of a Kanzaki Industries spirit armour suit. It has been found Sumire needs to undertake creative activity to maintain her reiryoku; this is accomplished by the fact that she is something of an actress as a day job. Changes from canon: only one spirit armour suit has been produced and is piloted, as opposed to the existance of an Imperial Combat Troupe. In addition, steam technology was changed to experimental modern technology and size of the armour shrunk to a personal level. Include how the character's backstory has changed (if much) due to growing up in more-or-less mainstream Japan. Why Sumire is being considered for the team: Despite her 'memorable' personality, Sumire is by all accounts a very competent fighter. Being highly motivated and determined to succeed in any situation also has attracted attention. Her ability to work on a team has been proven during the armour's development process and her acting career. Having access to the spirit armour technology also gives her a leg up, and perhaps even family connections to decision-makers?
edited 16th Sep '12 10:53:48 AM by Bombadillo
Great and PowerfulOne nitpick: "Complimentary" means either "free" or "praising." I think you mean her special naginata is "complementary". Aand now we need some guys.
edited 16th Sep '12 5:07:43 AM by SKJAM
In The ZoneI heard you need male characters? I was thinking of trying for Touma from To Aru Majutsu no Index anyways. I'll get to work on the sheet and post it in a few hours.
B-Ball is about to get real intense really soon.
Like a BOSSWhy no, it's a special limited time offer! You get the special naginata - a $2, 000 value - absolutely free! But that's not all, act now and we'll double your order! In all seriousness, though, you are correct. Changing to the correct spelling for my own sake.
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