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A new day has dawned. When night fell on Easton, New York, on the first day of 2019, everything was still ordinary. Over the space of a few months, everything gradually became a hell of a lot more hectic for the harried residents of the city.
Empowered individuals became more common by the day. Some decided to use their powers for good—as the old, respected traditions of heroism dictated. Some, in contrast, decided to use their powers for evil.
Then supernatural creatures and not-so-supernatural ones practically came pouring out of the woodwork. That was extremely jarring. The public vaguely knew that empowered individuals and other such things existed, though never in such numbers—incidents were mostly concentrated in other places (and therefore of little concern).
But why did that happen?
The answer is simple—Easton is a paranormal singularity, and pulls everything odd towards itself. That discovery is still causing political conniptions.
Join the residents of Easton, and pave the way to tomorrow with your actions—good or evil!
Welcome to the newest iteration of The Good, The Bad, And The Spandex! This is primarily a freeform superhero RP, wherein everyone makes up their own original characters and plots to play in. They can be anything, from traditional superheroes to the oddest creatures and people.
To returning players: Welcome back! You can either revamp old characters or make up new ones. This is just as much of a sandbox as the old versions.
To new players: Welcome! I hope you'll have fun here. However, you'll need to follow the rules, which are posted below. Please create your character using the character sheet, which is also below.
Edited by JumpingFruit on Feb 16th 2019 at 9:32:13 AM
Edited by NickTheSwing on Feb 10th 2019 at 9:05:05 AM
You know I always keep an eye on the game I started way back when, and I'm happy to see JF take a stab at running it. I need to work on a concept tho. Gimme some time.
Identity: Kyle Moon, hero, secret identity, known as Crescent
Skills: Knows karate, has survival skills and can track pretty well.
Weaknesses: Silver, if it touches his naked skin, it burns him, even in his normal form, and affects his healing. The full wolf transformation can have some effects on his mind, making him more primal, and it gets worse during the full moon. The intermediate form only gives him half his full power. And his senses have overwhelmed him on occasion.
Appearance: A rather handsome Caucasian young man, he has long, messy black hair and blue eyes. He tends to wear hoodies and jeans and tends to look like he just woke up. He is about 5'10 and rather toned. On his back, there is a black wolf tattoo, the symbol of his power. On his first transformation, he grows about half a foot and looks like a bodybuilder, his hair gets longer and gets some wild stubble and body hair and his face looks older and somewhat meaner. When going "Full Wolf" he transforms into a 7 feet tall humanoid wolf. To keep his dignity he wears a black bodysuit with a moon on the chest, with several metal plates. Normal looks.
Personality: While awkward on social situations, Kyle is usually a polite, laid back and good natured guy who likes a quick laugh and is generally willing to help others. Normally acts pretty relaxed and not even risk of death gives him much pause, but he is concerned about his powers and the effect they have on him and his personality. but tries to hide it. Smarter than he looks, has a lot of fun messing with people with it. Whenever he goes full wolf he feels more aggressive, primal, and on full moon he has a hard time being a wolf and controlling his base urges.
Background: Kyle Moon, high school senior with plans of becoming a lawyer felt like his life was just normal, loving his parents and his older brother, hanging out with friends and doing well on school were his simple goals, but as a good-hearted kid, and one of his attempts to help ended up changing his life forever. Coming back home from a high school party, he saw a house getting robbed. Kyle managed to knock down one of the robbers before the police or a hero arrived, but ended up breaking a talisman that was among the things, causing a wolf spirit to enter his body and forced him to transform for the first time. While scared at first, he resolved to step into the plate, evil shall now beware a hunter of the dark, the hero Crescent.
...Eh, #$&% it. I'm in.
Edited by Enirboreh on Feb 12th 2019 at 9:23:07 AM
Edited by MichaelDj54 on Feb 11th 2019 at 7:28:34 AM
And I might as well stick this one in here too. Don't worry, JF—I'm not gonna swarm ya~!
Edited by Enirboreh on Feb 12th 2019 at 11:10:19 AM
The above characters are hereby accepted, now and forever!
Edited by JumpingFruit on Feb 11th 2019 at 9:19:42 AM
Dropping this here.
He found himself in Easton both due to his interest in the rise of sudden unexplained activity, and as a way to find himself and decide what he actually wants to do with his life.
Identity: Real name unknown, commonly known as Walker; Neutral, motives unknown
Personality: Walker is an enigma. He's certainly not talkative, and definitely not forthcoming about his past. One thing is certain - he harbors a deep hatred of all superhumans. He seeks to either end them all violently, or, for the ones he sees as 'less important', to jail or register them all. Once upon a time he was a much more friendly person, until the fateful day he chose to 'become' a new Pioneer. Ever since he's been a new person, completely mysterious. It's unknown just how much he knows, but he claims he is capable of building some pretty severe gadgets and knows some secrets about the universe you'd rather not know.
Background: Walker's story is a long one.
His early life is unimportant. His world was one similar to ours, more similar than people think. 'Augments', as their superhumans were called, were allowed to run free, unregistered to any list. Until, that is, the day the government decided that should change. There was resistance; a movement lead by an Augment called Silent. What happened in between is long and convoluted, but eventually, Silent and the majority of Augments rose up, causing anarchy and chaos. They overthrew the government, but turned out to have little to no skills on their own. Amidst all this, Walker escaped, somehow gaining access to a spacecraft, which he used in an attempt to reach the only off-planet colony they had, where the chaos had never reached.
Unfortunately, by some once-ever miracle, a wormhole opened up in front of him. Crossing through it damaged his spacecraft, causing him to crashland on a planet far, far away from his homeworld. He was lucky it had a breathable atmosphere, but extremely unlucky that it had hostile lifeforms and that he had only a month's rations. His first encounter was with an alien species he deemed Scavengers, centipede-like creatures who attempted to eat him. Wielding only an assault rifle and an emergency flare, he fended them off and made his way across the red-brown sands of the planet (which he would later refer to as the Hollow), carrying a pack full of rations. His second encounter was with a much more intelligent, but still hostile, race he deemed the Tribals. Tribals were roughly humanoid, shorter but more hardy and predatory than humans. A small hunting party attacked him, and in defence he killed them. On them he found clues as to the nature of how to survive on this planet - cooked meat of some sort, which he stored in case he ran out of rations, and a water canteen.
It was almost a full day later when he ran into the Tribal's tribe. It consisted of roughly 12 healthy individuals, and upon closer examination, around seven sickly ones, afflicted with a disease that seemed to change their very form. Strangely, one of the healthy individuals seemed similarly afflicted, having grown a clear foot in height, four extra eyes, and scales, yet he seemed their leader, and he wielded a sword that seemed made with a technique far beyond the Tribal's current tech level. Walker, having learned all this from sneaking closer (the Tribal's had rather poor eyesight), was eventually sighted by their six-eyed leader, who immediately alerted the rest of the camp and rushed to attack Walker. Walker shot at the leader, but he seemed possessed of rapid reflexes, managing to somehow deflect the bullets with the sword. Walker was lucky the leader was rather clumsy with the sword and that Walker himself knew a fair bit of combat techniques, and Walker quickly disarmed him and slid the blade into his chest. The rest of the Tribals rushed him, but with his rifle and newly-acquired sword, soon the healthy ones lay dead. He left after raiding their food and drink supply, the sick Tribals presumably dying with time.
This went on for weeks. Tribals seemed to occupy territories that spread out a fair distance despite their usually small camps, and occasionally their leaders were deformed and in possession of a strange artifact. To his relief, when he ran out of rations and was forced to eat and drink from the Tribal's supply, he did not get sick. To make this story quicker, I shall summarize the basis of his travels, which ended up expanding to months. He discovered that the native lifeforms were rather large and that the Tribals worked together to hunt them down. He also discovered that it wasn't just the one tribe that had the strange body-changing disease. It seemed widespread among the Tribals. The leaders seemed to be the worse effected yet somehow the strongest. He gathered more artifacts, only keeping the ones that fit him, were useful, and weren't already broken. He threw away his rifle when he got the plasma cannon and ran out of bullets. He became more ruthless, ending the lives of Tribals on sight and putting the sick ones down (something he told himself was a mercy). He found no signs of other civilization in the wide desert of the planet. He did find a few small rivers.
Eventually, as he was on the brink of insanity, he discovered something truly bizarre: A temple-like structure made of grey metals that still glinted dully in the poor light of the planet. It was surrounded by nearly four dozen Tribals, five of which were of the leader variety and nearly half of which were merely sick. He killed them all.
Upon entering the facility, he discovered bright lights and smooth, white hallways, resembling what on his homeworld he would've referred to as a research lab. However everything seemed wiped bare, possibly stolen or destroyed a long time ago. He kept going down, down into this underground facility, and, at the very bottom, found a cylindrical room. This room had a glass floor, through which could be seen darkness, like a huge hole below. On the side of the room he found two buttons. Eventually coming to the conclusion that it must be an elevator, he pressed the lower button. The room moved suddenly, and gained speed as it dropped down. It was dark for two minutes, then suddenly the darkness was replaced by light.
The planet was hollow. On the inside could be seen various pipes, presumably elevators from other facilities, leading down to what was unmistakably a spaceship of alien design. There was no core; Walker assumed the spaceship had a hand in keeping the planet stable. As he drew closer, his head began to ache, and he felt as if bugs were crawling across his skin. As he reached the spaceship, he came to the conclusion that the body-changing disease had infected him. He also though to himself that, if the artifacts he'd found had been made by the 'Pioneers', as he dubbed the presumably extinct aliens who created the ship, then they might have something even more powerful on board.
He needn't look far. As he entered it, he felt an irresistible draw down the hallways, through doors, eventually leading him to a small room which nevertheless emanated power. In it was another cylinder resembling the elevator, surrounded by machinery, and on one side of the room, another cylinder filled with liquid and containing what was presumably a Pioneer, either a corpse or a hibernating specimen. It resembled a reptilian humanoid with six eyes, standing nearly seven feet, a fearsome example of his species. But that wasn't what he was drawn to. He stepped into the cylinder and, without even stopping to think that maybe the tempting draw wasn't a good thing, pressed the button on the side. Instantly he was struck with the weight of the knowledge of the Pioneers, torrenting into his brain and nearly erasing his personality. He became one with the Pioneer species. Yet, somehow, retained his previous identity. Still, with his newfound knowledge, he went deeper into the ship, stepped into another small room, and activated an emergency measure on the ship - a one-time teleport across time, space, and dimensions. Before he activated it, he set his eyes on one specific location. How he knew anything about this location is unknown. And that... is how he ended up in Easton.
Edited by CenturyEye on Feb 16th 2019 at 10:14:11 AM
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