This role play begins during a time of social unrest. High crime rates plague the city, and recently theres been rioting against a slew of newly introduced policies. High unemployment rates and the lowest standard of living within the state have left residents frustrated — angry and willing to do anything to survive.
Our idea of a superhero has been craftedmolded since we were young. Just a click of the remote took us to Superman, the very definition of the word. We saw him utilize his enhanced agility and strength to defeat the unethical schemes of Lex Luthor, his arch-nemesis. When all was right, he ran to the shadows to become a common man named Clark Kent. He then battled everyday evils, such as staplers, traffic jams, and the pain of unrequited love.
Though he was portrayed as a civilian, he was never considered one. He was always alien to us, as most well-known superheroes are. Its never an average man without a run-in with toxic fluids or bites from strange creatures who saves the day, but for these citizens, that all changes...
Weekend Warriors' concept is strongly influenced by comics, television, and movies such as Scott Pilgrim, Kick Ass, and Heroes. Its relaxed, character-driven, and allows for new sub-plots alongside the existing one.
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Tropes found in this roleplay include:
- Blessed with Suck: Several powers have really negative side effects, or are simply not that great.
- City Noir: Though, being in Northern California, there is less rain.
- Crapsack World: With a corrupt political establishment, police who work for the Family, and extreme disparities between the rich and poor, expect pretty much everything that can wrong, count on it to do so. Plus, the government is out to get you.
- Dysfunction Junction: Pretty much a roleplay trope, but clearly there in the characters on the board. Most have some sort of tragedy in their lives that continues to effect them.
- Feuding Families: The Agnesi and the Tam's are in full out war over both their leaders being assassinated by the other side.
- Grey-and-Gray Morality: None of the factions involved seemed to be entirely without guilt, they also all seem to be convinced they're right.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Some people are born with their powers, others develop them when they are young, and during game play, additional powers can be added for leveling up a character, at which point there's a certain amount of this.
- Inherent in the System: The city itself has a tendency to cause problems.
- Love Chart: plus an intense amount of spreadsheets. Love Chart
- Love Dodecahedron: Kate and Mo had a wild night back in 2001 (and many more after the fact). Years later Mo met Lola, it didn't work. Lola had a rebound with Cal, then Michael, then Rick, and finally Flynn. Flynn was then heartbroken over Gracie, who happened to have slept with Kate, as did Cal (who has also slept with Gracie). And that's without adding Michael's connections.
- The Mafia: The Agnesi crime syndicate has a lot of influence in the city.
- The Masquerade: Most people don't know about super powered people.
- Mundane Utility: Many of the characters use their powers in a fairly mundane way.
- No Such Agency: The Biological Counterintelligence Agency doesn't exist in the government, technically. Considering the fact that they monitor and capture dangerous mutants, there's a reason for it.
- Stock Superpowers: While not all powers fall into this range, most do.
- Super Power Lottery: You have from telepathy to eggplant summoning. Nough said.
- Vice City: New Haven, complete with Hide Your Children. (No played characters under 17 permitted.)
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: All the Faeries. Yes, all of them. Also, Bex (cause eggplant summoning isn't going to save anyone's life). Although some of the Faeries' powers have turned out to be quite useful.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: For those who feel the mutants are simply experiments and/or expendable.
These are some of the characters running around in Weekend Warriors.
Blake O'Malley / Lucy Morrill
Actor: Carey Mulligan / Amelia Pool
- Casting a Shadow: Blake's power, which she uses often and casually.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Dad died when she was young, brother shot and paralyzed, and she went undercover shortly after, and that was all before she got into the story and is now considered to be dead by most of her friends and family.
- Death Faked for You: Lucy was picked up by the Agency in the midst of the Aqua fire. Since she was known to be in the building at the time, her death was neatly faked without too much extra effort.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Despite her angst, Blake spends most of her time trying to make jokes and/or laughing at herself.
Actor: Tina Fey
- Badass Bureaucrat: Clara will do anything, anything, for her agents. They just won't know it.
- Lady of Black Magic: Too bad she's not a field agent any more. Clara uses her ability to its full effect only occasionally these days, but when she was younger, she would play with people constantly.
- Mama Bear: To her agents, since she's never had kids. Though she doesn't show this off to the agents, that would mean showing she liked them!
- People Puppets: Clara likes doing this to people with her abilities. It is often how she gets out of sticky situations.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A lot of what Clara does is to earn her father's — a five star general — respect. Yes, despite the fact that she's 40, she still has daddy issues. She also has turned around and become rather like her father to the majority of the agents she deals with, so they will never know her nicer traits.
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Con Man: Pretty much how Nigel got this job. He talked himself into a restaurant, had a chat with Clara, and ended up with a job.
Actor: James McAvoy
- Disability Superpower: Aiden didn't discover his ability until after he got shot.
- In the Blood: A large part of why Aiden wanted to be a cop was because of his family.
- Mind over Matter: Aiden is still developing his telekinetic powers, but he's starting to get the hang of it.
- Parasol of Pain: Aiden's weapon of choice is an umbrella. He uses his telekinesis to move it around.
- Promotion to Parent: after his dad died, Aiden took on his dad's role.
John "Pyro" Tyler
Actor: Alex Pettyfer
- Beware the Nice Ones: going out of his way to be the calm one that people can turn to, Pyro doesn't lose his cool (ha) very often. But when he does... everyone knows it.
- Playing with Fire: He's got fire proof and fire producing covered.
- Burning with Anger: His hair may not become all flamey, but Pyro's skin temperature certainly rises when he's in a compromised state of mind.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Pyro's feelings about Aleks. Hurting Aleks results in burny ragey Pyro. He's liable to go all Knight Templar Big Brother on folks.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Totally out of Py's hands, but he is simply a crazy, overprotective big brother.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Almost no one calls him John.
Actor: Anne Hathaway
Actor: Charlott Cordes
- Law of Inverse Fertility: Who wants to have a lovechild with the leader of the Agnesi crime syndicate?
Actor: Caleb Landry Jones
- Friend Versus Lover: With Amber and Diana, though that seems to have settled finally.
Actor: Emma Stone
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Evan is a redhead who plays with fire.
- Break the Cutie: Currently Evan is accused of murder and arson, mostly because she makes the perfect target for the Agnesi and the Tams. It's a lot of pressure for a girl who used to stutter.
- Gender-Blender Name: Occasionally people think she's a guy before meeting her.
- Hot-Blooded: Linked with being an Ethical Slut, Evan is very passionate, though not a Fiery Redhead surprisingly. She appears, most of the time, to be pretty chill and laid back.
- Playing with Fire: Evan can set things on fire with her mind.
- Pyromaniac: Using her ability makes Evan feel the urge to set things on fire more and more. Stress also brings this out in her. Flame soothes her.
- Stutter Stop: Seeing a flame of some sort, or even thinking about one, has a calming effect on Evan allowing her to get rid of her stutter.
Actor: Amaury Nolasco
- The Lost Lenore: Nesa for Gil, though she's probably still alive, as far as we know.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Nick plans to strip the Agnesi of everything they have bit by bit. He prefers this kind of horror to death.
- Loophole Abuse: Often how Nick gets people out of jail time.
- The Stoic: Nick remained calm while killing his own brother. Nothing flusters him.
Actor: Emily Deschanel
- Blessed with Suck: Some might say never getting past 33 is a blessing. Charlotte disagrees. Her ability also rewrites her bodies history. In one instance, Charlotte no longer believed her daughter was her own, and tried to drown her in the bathtub. She's never forgiven herself for this.
- Broken Bird: Charlotte remains distant from people so she doesn't have to worry about loosing emotional attachment to them.
- Emotionless Girl: Even before she was experimented on, Charlotte preferred cold logic to emotion, though she has been known to have emotions, and even was married once.
Deliah Floss / Claire Bishop / Snow White
Actor: Alona Tal
Actor: Alexander Fatkulin
- Deadly Doctor: Mortimer is going around the city, cutting people up, and then bringing them to the hospital where he pretends to treat them until they die. Yeah, just a little.
- Meaningful Name: Mortimer the necromancer. One might wonder what his parents thought he would become.
- Necromantic: He preserved his wife's corpse for ten years in the hopes that one day he could return her to life.
Actor: Dev PatelThe son of two prominent doctors, Dinesh never was that into school, so he let his brothers go on to college, while taking up a job at a liquor store and decided to just have fun. Dinesh got involved with the Company so as to get a cool super power — what he got was caffeine production. He is constantly hyper, and in general a very cheerful person. Now he plays in Derelict as their drummer, and is living with the other Fae. Din just wants to have fun.
- Genki Girl: Dinesh's ability makes him extremely perky.