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The Team: Skills and Equipment:

 26 Bobby G, Thu, 4th Mar '10 7:45:16 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Seven meaning the original team, including Hikari?
 27 Karalora, Thu, 4th Mar '10 9:14:58 AM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
That is correct. By this time, she has fully accepted Hikari as One Of Us, and she's banking that the other six are more loyal to her and to each other than to TV Tropes. Whether she's right or not remains up for discussion, but this is no bluff—she won't work with someone who respects her little enough to go behind her back on something so important.

It also occurs to me that this will be the first time Korg tries to pull rank on her, only to find out that she's been working under a very different definition of "rank" all along. Expect something along the lines of "Excuse me? No. We are not military personnel. We didn't sign any contracts. I don't see any uniforms or badges. We are volunteers from start to finish. And if I don't get some assurance from you that nothing remotely like this will EVER happen again, today is the finish."

edited 4th Mar '10 9:29:54 AM by Karalora

Sapient Blob of Tofu
EDIT: It looks like it's too difficult for the scene for Korg's jaw to be dislocated so may as well change it just so that talking is extremely painful.

However, it is in character for him to keep a syringe of emergency morphine on his person.

Also, the "witty reply" can certainly be festooned with typos for realism.

Korg's attitude on this matter is it's his job to plan for contingencies and go behind everyone's backs. It's nothing personal and Kara isn't the only person to get fucked over by Code White. But to honestly expect one to have no contingency plan for an emotionally unstable team member with the potential to turn into a human tacnuke would be the height of negligence. Kara is the best leader, but Kara isn't the sort of person capable of offing a team member if he threatens the rest. So I took the liberty of delegating that duty.

edited 4th Mar '10 12:25:30 PM by Korgmeister

Again with the data mining, dear Aunt?
 29 Bobby G, Thu, 4th Mar '10 12:42:46 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
What would the attitudes of the rest of the team be to this incident? I don't imagine Hikari, Jinxed, Murky, Matrix, Cody or Gabriel would be happy with Korg.
Sapient Blob of Tofu
Neither do I. As I said, it pretty much fucks over the whole team. However, I consider the team to be more useful when pissed off than they are vaporised.
Again with the data mining, dear Aunt?
 31 Ironeye, Thu, 4th Mar '10 12:59:16 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
...or with Ironeye for that matter, though their feelings with regards to him will be altered because:
  • He didn't shoot immediately.
  • He waited longer than he should have and just got lucky this time.
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 32 Karalora, Thu, 4th Mar '10 1:12:45 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
I'm going to vote "no" on having Korg type his side of the conversation. I've got two main objections:

1. Visibility in the limited animation medium. We would have to keep cutting to a view of his computer screen. It would slow the scene down considerably.

2. This needs to be an argument between equals. That won't come across if only one person is actually talking and we focus on an inanimate object instead of the other person for his side of the conversation. Furthermore, Kara will be facing his screen instead of him. It throws off the whole balance of the conversation.

Also, I'm thinking the conclusion that Korg should eventually come to is that he should have consulted Kara from the beginning. Not that it would change anything on the surface—she would never agree to something like Code White in any case, and he would go forward with it anyway. But it would have been more respectful in principle, and it's not like doing it after she told him not to could possibly infuriate her any worse than doing it without any foreknowledge on her part did.

edited 4th Mar '10 1:18:23 PM by Karalora

 33 Matrix, Thu, 4th Mar '10 3:10:05 PM from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: Less than three
quidf scire vis?
As I said on vent, Matrix would be more flabbergasted by the whole thing than angry, and would try to avoid Korg and Ironeye for a while lest he become more angry. He'd also try to console Hikari.

edited 4th Mar '10 3:10:44 PM by Matrix

 34 Karalora, Thu, 4th Mar '10 3:21:16 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
Can we have this split off into its own topic? We've drifted quite a ways from The Team: Skills and Equipment.
 35 Kyler Thatch, Thu, 4th Mar '10 5:02:30 PM Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
Done.
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What the world deserves.
 36 Ironeye, Thu, 18th Mar '10 11:07:48 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Alright, so, with both Cody and Gabriel having mechanical skills, we don't particularly need Murky to be a Wrench Wench. Do we want to keep her like that, give her another skill of note so that she's not just a bruiser, or both?

edited 19th Mar '10 11:26:42 PM by Ironeye

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Magical Girl
Drop the Wrench Wench aspect if it's not needed; and maybe we could play up her bookworm-ness a bit. Maybe have her know a lot of random facts that may or may not be useful depending on the situation? Or have her knowledgible in an area of academics that occusionally comes in handy?

 38 Ironeye, Fri, 19th Mar '10 11:28:22 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Ideally, there will be multiple areas in which she can contribute outside of combat. Are there any particular skills or areas of knowledge that you have in mind?
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
Magical Girl
We already have that she knows some spanish; do any of the other characters? If not, we can have her be the translator when needed. Also the first few seasons take place in her home turf, The Deep South, so she would know the most about the region.

As for academics, since she mostly based off of me it would be reasonable for her to have my strengths in science. Biology, ecology, and chemistry in particular.

 40 Karalora, Sat, 20th Mar '10 4:39:00 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
Kara can scrape by in Spanish, but it would be great to have someone more fluent, especially given the regions they'll be traveling through at first.

If Murky is strong in the basic sciences, she can be a backup Smart Guy in many areas. There aren't enough warrior scientists as it is in fiction.
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