- Jack's an old-timer, a charismatic but dubiously ethical albino who served the two previous dictators and abandoned both when he knew they were going to fall. His vision is too poor to aim a rifle, but he's ready to lead the new squad with grenades, a shotgun, and a knack for twisting the truth without actually lying.
- Alexis was the daughter of a minor functionary two governments back. Her family was thrown onto the streets after the coup, and when she was caught stealing food for them the police cut off her right arm at the elbow. All she wants is to wipe out every remnant of the regime that just fell—and the new leader's sorcerers have been experimenting with a technique to graft a machine gun onto a human arm, letting her revenge become merely an expression of her will. Still, she's probably the most moral member of the group, since she usually won't kill someone who's begging for mercy.
- Simon is a well-read and well-spoken foreigner who uses philosophy to justify doing whatever he wants to do—for instance, fighting in bloody wars like this one just for the thrill of the slaughter. His hedonistic experimentation with an amazing variety of legal and illegal substances has permanently damaged his ability to move quickly, but he's learned to carry a rifle with a long range and slowly line up the perfect shot. (He never uses an outright sniper rifle. Killing at that distance wouldn't be fun.)
- Taylor is a huge man carrying a huge gun, apparently homemade from his own design, with which he wordlessly and efficiently reduces anyone who annoys him to a thin red paste. Frequent exposure to the noise level produced by this weapon has significantly weakened his hearing, and for whatever reason he only speaks to state his name. He is clearly not a passive individual, and it appears he has some sort of long-term goal, but no matter what the circumstances his expression never changes. He passed the hearing test by a thin margin, but he failed on mental stability.
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A Daydream Believer (Okatukin vaiety) - through some kind of Phlebotinum or something similar to a time travel machine - learns that there really are infinite alternate universes in parallel dimensions, and gains the ability to travel through them. Thus begins a journey through tens of bizarre alternate universes to find the world of his fantasies, where he really is the character he's always suspected he was. The "tone" I had in mind is a weird adventure-comedy full of Surreal Humor that that pokes fun at its This Loser Is You protagonist, and I don't really think it would work as a Darker and Edgier Deconstruction with a lot of Cerebus Syndrome like my pet project.
Another major theme in that-project-I-never-shut-the-fuck-up-about is reprenenting different aspects of someone's personality through Anthropomorphic Personifications. However, I had an idea for a series where instead of just slugging it out in the main character's dreams, said parts of their personality become real.note The personifications are human, and he wakes up one morning to find they've all moved into in his house. The series would be a strange Dom Com featuring the main character trying to go about his daily life while his inner child jumps all over the furniture and breaks things, his idealized self excels in everything he fails at, treats him like crap, and keeps bringing home random women, his depression keeps eating up everything in the fridge and locking himself in the bathroom to cry, his repressed anger tries to kill people, etc.
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