We live in a world of superheroes. From the big screen, to Netflix, to cable TV, books, comics, cereal commercials, and goddamned lunchboxes, they surround us. Shame none of them are real, eh? Shame most of them are so derivative too. We all know the archetypes: dark and gritty, principled to a fault, hilariously irreverent, quirky. You know where else you can find a million and one superhero-related things? On any RPG forum as...RPGs. So here’s an idea: Blooperheroes. Yeah, they’re not the best at their jobs. In many cases, being super isn’t even their job. Well, at least it wasn’t until very recently...
Set in a world where supers are common, our story will follow a cobbled-together team of superpowered losers, misfits, oldtimers, and D-listers forced to take over the defense of the metropolis of New Ivansburg after all of the Liberty Corps, other A-listers, B-listers, and just about anyone useful go missing under mysterious circumstances. Nobody genuinely expects them to succeed - the odds are certainly against them - but they're supposed to take a crack at solving the mystery so that the powers-that-be can at least say that they tried. Yep, everything here is completely on the level.
So, who are these 'losers, misfits, and D-listers'? Well, I'd like to be a bit tongue-in-cheek and maybe a touch politically incorrect at times, but I also want this to have heart. This is a story about people who have been dismissed by their peers overcoming whatever's held them back to this point in life and succeeding, sometimes despite themselves or, alternatively, people who have made a choice not to step up and be the heroes that they could be giving it a second chance. Tonally, we're going for something that aims to be funny but has a degree of seriousness and a fairly deep plot and character development at its heart.
When it comes to powers, Blooperheroes don’t automatically have to be super-low on the scale, though that’s definitely acceptable. Think of the really situational or absurd, powers that your character can't reasonably use or can't use to their full potential for whatever reason, or just former powerhouses who are way over the hill. Want some examples? Check out the sample mini-profiles below.
Name: Serena Kim
Occupation: market analyst
Powers: Can direct powerful psychic smacks at targets that she curses and swears at. The louder and viler the curse, the more powerful the smack.
Appearance: A relatively petite Asian woman in her early thirties, Serena looks and dresses the definition of professionally domestic. Her straight black hair is worn slightly past shoulder-length, her makeup is usually flawless but never overwhelming, and her clothing usually tends towards business casual.
Name: Daniel Werner
Occupation: university student – pre-med
Powers: When using a slingshot, will always strike his target and will strike it with the necessary force to achieve his goal. However, his goal must be selfless and he must remain pure of heart and intention.
Appearance: a lanky but handsome Caucasian man in his early twenties, Daniel has wavy dirty blonde hair worn just on the respectable side of ‘shaggy’. He dresses like either a bit of a hipster, though there’s nothing over the top, or like he’s going to the gym. He can often be found rollerblading, usually with his wireless headphones on.
Name: Shawn Martins-Wellman
Occupation: garbage collector
Powers: Can commune with and control birds within a radius of ten kilometers. Can send and receive messages through birds.
Appearance: Scruffy-looking middle-aged African-American man. He’s a bit above average height and in good shape. His hair is usually worn in a short afro, shot through with a handful of grey streaks. His usual attire consists of either work boots or worn-out sneakers, cargo pants or sweat pants, and some sort of t-shirt, with an army green jacket thrown over it in the winter.
Name: Maryanne Sharma
Occupation: Pharmaceutical laboratory assistant
Powers: has indestructible fingernails that can only be cut or manipulated through her own voluntary actions.
Appearance: Maryanne looks like your average, reasonably attractive young South Asian woman, with long wavy black hair, bright makeup and, unfortunately, a bit of a ‘resting bitchface’. Her fingernails are always interestingly painted, and her attire varies between clinical when at work and faux-bohemian/free-spirited when outside of it.
Name: Fatima Al-Khatib
Occupation: mental health center patient (formerly a high-school art and photography teacher and part-time member of the Liberty Corps)
Powers: has a photographic memory and can reproduce a temporary exact copy of anything that she sees from a ‘hammerspace’ inside of her head. Unfortunately, she has shown symptoms of acute schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and dissociative amnesia.
Appearance: Fatima is a tall, slim Arabic woman in her late twenties, with lightly tanned skin, large brown eyes, and long black hair that is sometimes hidden beneath a hijab. She would be considered quite conventionally attractive were it not for her often disheveled appearance and the sometimes-blank look in her eyes.
Name: Francis Takehara
Occupation: head automotive engineer at [REDACTED]
Powers: can tie his life essence to that of another person, either saving them from death or killing them by dying himself.
Appearance: Francis is the very definition of the modern young corporate executive. An Asian man of average height, his hair is worn styled and peppered with the slightest hint of gray at the temples, with a short, similarly-coloured beard to compliment it. He wears brand name thick-rimmed glasses and a casual fitted suit when at work and a jogging or gym outfit most often when outside.
Name: Rhiannon Grant
Occupation: Comedian and talk show host
Powers: Can make anybody laugh by looking at them and thinking something funny. The strength and endurance of the laughter depends on just how funny the thought is and how long she looks at them.
Appearance: A somewhat heavyset African-American woman, Rhiannon wears her hair short and loosely curled. She has been said to have a friendly, welcoming face, but this can quickly become stern under the wrong circumstances. Despite her fame and wealth, she can most often be found dressed casually in a pair of blue jeans and a loose off-the-shoulder top.
Name: Jenna Herrera-Testaverde
Occupation: part-time consultant and stay-at-home mom
Powers: Can manipulate all and any fruit or vegetable juice within a ten-kilometer radius. Can also generate different types of juice equal to the total volume of available water within that same radius. Is able to manipulate the properties of orange juice with greater precision.
Appearance: Jenna looks, to all the world, like a completely average early-middle-aged Caucasian (or maybe Hispanic) mom straight out of suburbia, though she’s quite a fitness freak. She even drives a Porsche Cayenne. Her dark brown hair has a slight wave to it and is often worn just over shoulder-length or in a ponytail. She dresses like…a soccer mom. Indeed, her two children are both enrolled in houseleague programs.
Name: Hank O’Meara
Occupation: Retired (former member of the Liberty Corps)
Powers: When he was younger, Hank could stretch and skew his body in unbelievable ways, using himself as a rope, parachute, slingshot, and shock absorber, as well as decelerating bullets and slipping through incredibly small spaces with ease.
Appearance: An elderly Caucasian man, Hank still has a full head of well-trimmed gray hair and hints of the impressive physique that he boasted in his younger years. Tired blue eyes peer out from beneath slightly droopy lids. Always clean-shaven, he usually dresses in conservative 'old man clothes'. However, he can occasionally be spotted wearing his superhero costume or a black leather jacket, white t-shirt, and blue jeans.
Rolling Thunder (Blue Lightning)
Name: Amber Kovalenko
Occupation: high school student
Powers: Able to access the speed force, like The Flash, allowing her to move and react at hyper-human speeds and to do so with unrealistic durability. However, as a paraplegic, she is incapable of any movement or feeling below her waist.
Appearance: Imagine that emo girl from high school: the one with over-the-top bangs and dyed black hair with a blue or purple streak in it. Now, put her in a wheelchair and you’ve got the right idea. Amber’s natural hair is blonde and her eyes are blue, but their everyday colours are always changing. While she dresses like an emo girl, she usually avoids anything that draws attention to her legs, which she considers to be ‘gross’ because of atrophy.
Name: Sandra Malatesta
Occupation: retired (former member of the Liberty Corps and the Dread Legion)
Powers: Once an immensely powerful evil sorceress, she turned her back on those dark ways, placing an unbreakable curse on herself so that she would gradually forget offensive magic. While this took years and, reformed, she served in the Liberty Corps for a time, she retains only utility and fairly basic spells nowadays: transmutation, translocation, healing, and very limited telekinesis and heat manipulation.
Appearance: One of the few non-chunky nonnas that you’ll encounter, Sandra looks like your typical old Italian woman, with a thick head of wispy white hair that categorically attempts to resist all and any control not consisting of a hairclip and bun approach. She was once a ravishing beauty known for dressing provocatively, but now she favours relatively conservative dresses in old world patterns.
Name: Devan Chaudhary
Occupation: Mail Room worker
Powers: For one hour, every Wednesday at 3:00 PM, Devan gains superpowers roughly analogous to those of Superman himself.
Appearance: Devan is a short, marginally overweight South Asian man in his late twenties. When he actually cares about his appearance, he’s rather handsome. He usually wears a short, neatly trimmed beard and moustache and his hair is dark and loosely curled. He generally dresses down, both at work and outside of it.
Name: Juan Antonio Alvarez-Quintana
Occupation: Lawyer and card shark
Powers: can tell any lie, verbal or otherwise, and be unequivocally believed by its recipient. The harder to believe that the lie is, the longer it will take for his ability to reset, up to a maximum of a month.
Appearance: Juan is a small, lightly built man with a vigorous and energetic demeanour. His deeply-tanned skin still bears hints of acne, and his jet-black hair is often slicked back. Almost always clean-shaven and respectably dressed, he prefers to wear brightly-coloured business shirts and seems to have a fondness for ostentatious cuff links.
Them's the Rules!
Uno: The usual stuff about not being an ass, not powerplaying, metagaming, asspulling, etc, and just remembering to RP as your character and not as yourself.
Dos: Try to post at least one good paragraph or better. This is intended to be high casual. Try to keep up with the general flow of posts and be active at least once a week. If you disappear for more than this amount of time without notice, your character will be made into an NPC. NPCs can be killed off. Don't let it happen! Conversely, try not to flood the IC with posts without giving others a chance to participate.
Tres: Characters should be human, believable mutants, or (subject to GM discretion) aliens or tech. The main stipulation is that they should be able to believably inhabit a world not unlike ours except for the presence of beings with superpowers.
Cuatro: I'm looking for a group of five to eight players. You will all be drafted into the Blooperheroes, known officially in-world as the Liberty Corps Reserves. Feel free to give any of the sample characters a full bio and RP as them if you like. Otherwise, they'll be NPCs that may appear. While it isn't likely, there is a possibility of character death here. Later on, if this goes well, there will also be room for characters to evolve, switch sides, etc. Playable Villains will hopefully be introduced. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though.
Cinco: I'll have a CS up by the weekend if there's enough interest to justify it. I imagine it'll also include a bio section, an alignment, and some additional physical details. Pictures are not essential, but strongly preferred.
This section will be expanded and filled in as we near the launch of the RPG.
Liberty Corps Database
Atlas: Do you understand the gravity of the situation?
Birth Name: Thiago Gonçalves
Birthplace: Belem, Para, Brazil
City of Residence: Belem, Para, Brazil
Powers: Can manipulate the pull of gravity, reversing, weakening, or intensifying it wherever he wishes within his field of view.
Appearance: A wiry teenager of mixed Hispanic descent, Thiago has dark brown eyes to match his loosely curled black hair and deeply tanned skin. His mouth is unusually large, with a magnificent row of pearly whites. He may be on the small side, but he is phenomenally athletic. In terms of dressing style, he's most comfortable wearing black track pants, running shoes, and a loose, sleeveless white T-shirt.
Fortunate Son: I laugh in the face of danger!
Birth name: (Victor) Hu Gang
Birthplace: Wulingyuan, Hunan, China
City of Residence: Xuhui, Shanghai, China
Occupation: Corporate executive
Powers: the indestructible man. He cannot be killed or harmed in any way. Otherwise, he has no superpowers whatsoever, despite being a fabulously wealthy tycoon.
Appearance: Victor is an Asian man with lightly tanned skin, dark brown eyes, and short black hair (peppered with silver around the temples) in his early forties, though most people think that he looks somewhat younger. He’s clean-shaven and usually well-dressed, of average to slightly below average height and, low-key, in excellent shape. He would not stand out one bit in a large crowd.
Fractal: Double or nothing?
Birth Name: Janine Jellicoe
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA
City of Residence: New Ivansburg, USA
Powers: Janine's a terrific space-warper. She can split into multiple clones, all of whom can teleport. Each clone is fully autonomous and can act independently, though they must be within a kilometer of at least one other clone or they will disappear.
Appearance: Honestly trends kind of "basic white girl", but with just enough hint of artsy and bohemian flair to not be boring. Janine's rather petite. While she doesn't stand out much in a crowd with her wavy brown hair and grey-brown eyes, she takes care of herself, so I guess you could say she's not bad looking. When fighting crime, she dresses for comfort and practicality, with just a dash of bright colour, usually in a subtle rainbow pattern, for personal flare.
Genesis: I am whatever you say I am.
Birth name: Ameyo Peprah
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
City of Residence: Accra, Ghana
Occupation: bank teller
Powers: Can change the molecular constitution of objects, both living and non-living, by touching them, essentially transmuting them. She can only transmute them into things that she has touched before. She cannot transmute complex objects made of multiple different substances into a single one.
Appearance: Ameyo is a dark-skinned African woman with long black hair worn in dreadlocks that are often pulled back in a ponytail or a loose bun. While not exceptionally tall, she is somewhat above average height, and reasonably fit, with high, prominent cheekbones, a receded chin, and a heart-shaped face. She prefers long skirts and loose-fitting tops when not at work, where she dresses professionally and conservatively.
Holy Diver: You've been down too long in the midnight sea!
Birth Name: Victor Pangilinan
Birthplace: Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
City of Residence: Valletta, Malta or Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Powers: Can 'purify' any liquid, reverting it back to a state of being clean, uncontaminated water. Can breathe underwater, move through it freely and fluidly and, when focusing and praying with intensity, can endow it with healing properties, heat it to boiling, or create massive storm surges and great waves.
Appearance: A small, stocky man of Filipino ethnicity, Victor is deeply tanned and unremarkable of appearance. He is always clean-shaven and wears his hair short and nearly-trimmed. He favours dressing in fairly conservative clothing, often in light colours, especially white, though he'll be found in board shorts fairly often as well. Victor is rarely seen without a simple wooden cross around his neck, and it's often paired with a wide-brimmed straw hat.
Kingmaker: With great power comes great responsibility.
Birth Name: Peter Ngiraked
Birthplace: Olkang, Kayangel, Palau
City of Residence: Olkang, Kayangel, Koror
Powers: Can temporarily grant and borrow powers and abilities from people and animals, redistributing them to others, including himself.
Appearance: Peter is a large, heavyset man of Micronesian Pacific Islander descent with deeply tanned skin and close-cropped black hair. He’s actually not particularly tall, but just seems to appear larger than he really is. He has a large, welcoming, gap-toothed smile and can usually be found wearing board shorts and a couple of bead necklaces. Shirts are only for Sunday church services.
Maven: Truth is in the eye of the beholder...
Birth Name: (April) Hu Hui
Birthplace: Xuhui, Shanghai, China
City of Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Powers: Has the ability to learn all that there is to know about any subject or skill of her choosing. Can only have up to seven at a time. Can also learn the absolute truth about people and their intentions. She is otherwise a bog-standard human.
Appearance: A petite teen of Asian extraction, April has long black hair, pale skin, and dark brown eyes. When wearing makeup, she looks startlingly different than when not wearing any. Though far from physically intimidating, she gives off an aura of aggressive competence. While April bears doesn't bear a particularly strong resemblance to her father, she shares his level of fitness and penchant for dressing sharply.
Revenant: The night is dark and full of terrors.
Birth Name: Winona King
Nationality: American (Lakota)
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
City of Residence: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Powers: Can manipulate and inhabit shadows, can control people through their shadows. Has limited abilities to control literal darkness and light.
Appearance: Tall and striking, Winona is possessed of sharp features, piercing grey eyes, and high cheekbones. She seemingly does everything that she can to make the least of these, with weathered, leather-coloured skin and long black hair (shot through with a grey streak) pulled back into a simple ponytail. Except when on official Liberty Corps duty, she is almost never found not wearing jeans, work boots, and a simple rust-red sleeveless vest.
Timeline: It could happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Birth Name: Hanna Kovalenko
Birthplace: Korosten, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
City of Residence: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Occupation: undergraduate university student
Powers: A time manipulator, she can pause time by closing her eyes and thinking the word “stop” in Ukrainian, rewind it by holding her breath, and preview future events by going to the places where they will occur and making physical contact with affected objects.
Appearance: Hannah is a young, fair-skinned Caucasian woman with bright blue eyes and long, straight blonde hair. Her apple-pie appearance belies the fact that she’s actually pretty ‘ethnic’ and speaks fluent Ukrainian. She looks and dresses like a pretty college white girl who knows that she's pretty, with perfectly done makeup and flattering clothes. Her Liberty Corps outfit is designed to emphasize her secondary name: Hourglass.
Volta: Turnabout's fair play!
Birth Name: Ciro Volta
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
City of Residence: New York, New York, USA
Occupation: Master’s student in Physics, varsity soccer player
Powers: an energy redirector. He can redirect any form or amount of energy, be it magnetic, kinetic, chemical, or thermal in any direction that he chooses. Generally, he can do so without injury, though attacks that bypass his ability can injure him as he is otherwise a regular guy.
Appearance: Ciro is a young Caucasian man with lightly tanned skin, green-brown eyes, and artfully shaggy wavy dark brown hair. He’s clean shaven except for a small, well-trimmed goatee. He’s noticeably taller than average height, with a lean, athletic build. Most people consider him strikingly handsome, and he’s mastered the art of dressing with an effortless style that straddles the line between haute couture and bohemian.
The Quick and the Dead
BBW (Batman, But a Woman)
Others Under Observation
Found: 10 items
The Amazing Black Hole
The Magnificent Marvelo
Nick No Knees
Evaluation results pending.
Threat Level Delta
Birth Name: Walter Weissbach
Area of Operations: New Ivansburg
Status: incarcerated in a maximum security state penitentiary.
Known Powers: Can turn into a gigantic pelican with a 100 ft wingspan.
Birth Names: Clara (Knuckleduster) and Conrad (Knuckle Sandwich) Medvedev
Gender: female (Clara) and male (Conrad)
Area of Operations: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Minneapolis, Upstate Michigan
Status: Currently at large. Possibly separated. Clara sighted last in Fargo, North Dakota.
Known Powers: Clara always knows the most offensive and insulting possible thing to say to a person. Conrad can make you vomit violently and uncontrollably by grabbing you. Both have the ability to break any jaw that they punch and are heavyset, extremely resilient by normal human standards, and unusually large, strong, and violent.
Birth Name: Raj Bhattacharya
Area of Operations: New York, New York
Status: Currently at large. Last sighted in the New Ivansburg area
Known Powers: Can generate an extremely slick and pungent substance from his...fingertips that renders any surface it touches frictionless. Depending on conditions, it will take between two minutes to an hour to dry and will become a powerful adhesive.
Birth Name: Susan Berkowitz
Area of Operations: New Ivansburg, USA
Status: At large and ostensibly reformed.
Known Powers: Can make anything taste irresistibly delicious. People will feel strongly compelled to eat it. Regardless of its taste, the item in question will retain all of its other properties.
Birth Name: Martin Garcia Jr.
Age: 36 (often appears aged 1 or younger)
Area of Operations: Washington D.C.
Status: Believed at large. Whereabouts unknown.
Known Powers: can transform into any human being currently alive, so long as that person is under one year of age. Can transform for as long as he wants. Maintains all of his mental and social acumen, memories, and knowledge, but will operate with the motor skills of the person he is mimicking.
Threat Level Gamma
Birth Name: Louis Wilson
Area of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Status: Recently released from prison following a six-month sentence.
Known Powers: Can create 'bubbles' of up to eight feet in diameter. These behave like normal bubbles, but can act as either explosives when they burst, or extremely durable physical barriers, which trap/protect their targets inside for up to an hour.
Birth Name: Miles Hightower
Area of Operations: Denver, Colorado
Status: Doin' hard time in the slammer. Bogus.
Known Powers: Can convince anyone to get high with him if he speaks with them for more than ten seconds. When smoking from a joint, bong, or pipe lit by him, they get high instantly and with extreme potency.
Birth Name: Shauna Ward
Area of Operations: Detroit, Michigan
Status: currently at large. Whereabouts unknown
Known Powers: Can distribute her body mass between as many identical clones as she likes, down to a molecular size. They will eventually start to recombine naturally until only one full-sized Shauna remains. If her clones are destroyed and even one remains, she will eventually return to normal size.
Birth Name: Roxy Sanchez-Aranda
Area of Operations: Texas
Status: At large. Last sighted in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Known Powers: Can roll a d20 before taking any action. The number of the roll determines how successful it is, with 20 being spectacular success beyond expectations and 1 being catastrophic failure with serious repercussions. Also has a tricked out prosthetic leg with a pop-out multitool and pistol.
Sour Cherry Blaster
Birth Name: Imogen Donahue
Area of Operations: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, southern Ohio
Status: Incarcerated in a state penitentiary for grand larceny. Due to be released in seven years.
Known Powers: Launches bright red and green lasers when she punches. The direction that they go in is only somewhat controllable. They gain in power and range when she's punching rhythmically or to some sort of beat.
Threat Level Beta
Birth Name: Sonia Suleiman
Area of Operations: Seattle, USA
Status: Currently walking free under close observation by the Liberty Corps... at least until they disappeared.
Known Powers: Can subvert the laws of physics and canon, making objects, people, and powers behave in ways that they're not supposed to. Can't outright negate any powers, but can 'tweak' them to make them much more or less useful.
Great and Mighty Leader
Birth Name: unknown
Age: late forties
Gender: believed male
Area of Operations: Wherever freedom exists and must become tyranny
Status: Believed at large in a lair somewhere beneath a volcano in the South Pacific
Known Powers: Genius-level intellect, supreme charisma, a plethora of useful gadgets, basically a Nazi. That's scary enough.
Birth Name: Monica Xu
Area of Operations: Los Angeles, California
Status: Currently incarcerated in a maximum security state penitentiary for multiple homicides.
Known Powers: People who she takes a selfie with explode ten seconds later. It is believed that she possesses other, as-yet unknown abilities.
Birth Name: Donald Chainarong
Area of Operations: San Francisco, California
Status: incarcerated in a state penitentiary for multiple homicides and property destruction totaling over $30 million
Known Powers: is a lumbermancer, able to control and manipulate wood in the same way that a pyromancer or hyrdomancer controls fire or water, respectively, and similar to somebody like Magneto can manipulate materials with magnetic properties.
Threat Level Alpha
Birth Name: Mary Palazzo
Area of Operations: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Status: At large. Last seen with Great and Mighty Leader.
Known Powers: Gains superhuman strength, speed, and resilience up to a maximum of 100x human average. The more blood that she loses, the stronger she gets. When she is on the brink of death, her wounds will naturally close unless somehow prevented from doing so, and she will collapse, unconscious.
Birth Name: Dr. Theodore Zachary Brooks
Area of Operations: Miami, Florida
Status: At large. Whereabouts unknown. Last sighted in the Florida Keys.
Known Powers: Extreme physical strength and resilience. Can launch lightning bolts from his hands as long as he continues speaking in rhymes. Can deflect most attacks effortlessly with his biceps and triceps simply by flexing.
Birth Name: Carl Wellman
Area of Operations: Salt Lake City, Utah
Status: Currently on the run after escaping from prison. Last sighted near Denver, Colorado
Known Powers: Can 'bring songs to life' by singing them, making their events, or the closest approximation to them physically possible take place. Can compel people to take instruction or direction from songs that he sings, effectively mind-controlling them.
Birth Name: Hayden Huang
Area of Operations: Boston, Massachusetts
Status: Currently under supervision ( effectively house arrest) pending investigation
Known Powers: Can turn into a gigantic ten-story tall booger. While in gigantic booger form, can turn any solid object that he touches into a booger and incorporate it into himself, growing even larger in the process.
Threat Level Omega
H.I.M. (Her Infernal Majesty)
Birth Name: Emily de Montmartre
Age: 407 (appears about 30)
Area of Operations: Continental Europe
Status: At large. Last sighted in Southeastern Romania.
Known Powers: Pyromancy, telekinesis, temperature control to extreme levels, semi-invisibility (can hide in and emerge from shadows), resilience, flight, complete resistance to mind control and psychic attacks.
Birth Name: Clay Kemp
Area of Operations: International
Status: At large. Whereabouts unknown.
Known Powers: Colossal physical strength, lightning speed, virtually indestructible, flight, x-ray vision, supersonic shockwave punches, Poisonous breath. Basically Superman but evil.
The Liberty Register
The Liberty Corps maintains a core membership of nine individuals with exceptional abilities who are tasked with protecting Life, Liberty, and Equality whenever and wherever these cherished ideals may find themselves threatened. As a result, eight replacement members will be selected to join the (soon to be revealed) emergency corps leader, while the other applicants (if there even enough of you crazy enough to sign up for this job) will be placed in reserve. That means that the eight characters who best represent the vision for Blooperheroes that I have presented above will be accepted for this RP. Try to consider interesting and offbeat powers that seem weak or absurd but have real potential if used well. Take team synergy, comedic potential, and dramatic potential into account. Uniqueness is generally a plus. Pandering isn't.
If your character doesn't end up being selected by the Liberty Corps (hey, I'm just their spokesman, so don't shoot the messenger), it doesn't mean that they're not a good character. It likely just means that there were others who were a better fit this time around. Anyways, without further ado, have a Character Sheet:
P E R S O N A L I T Y
So, I know that your conception of the character(s) can change as the story moves along or even as you write your CS and get a feel for her. The purpose of this is to try to think of five (or possibly more) essential traits, followed by a brief paragraph below the bullet points to summarize what your character is like and how we can expect her to interact with others.
C H A R A C T E R _ A P P E A R A N C E
What does your character look like? How does he dress? How old is he? What are his defining features? Does he have any particularly noteworthy markings, birthmarks, tattoos, or scars?
P O W E R S _&_ A B I L I T I E S
Just what can your character do? What makes her more than normal but less than reliably 'super'? Please provide a clear description of powers, including ancillary effects, limits, and weaknesses, as well as anything needed to facilitate them. Remember, this is Blooperheroes, so let's keep these on the lower end of the power ladder. The goal here isn't to be the strongest; it's to use what you have well.
H I S T O R Y
Every cape needs an origin story, right? This is where you tell us where your character came from. Where was he born? How did he get his powers or was he born with them? What led him to this point in his life? Please try to keep this below two or three meaty paragraphs.
M O T I V A T I O N
What gets your character up every morning and, more particularly, why is she doing this? What does she want out of this opportunity (if she views it as one) and what does she want out of life in general? What are her goals?
I N V E N T O R Y
What sort of personal items, tools, cash, or weapons (!) does your character usually carry, and what might we find stashed in his home or hideout?
S T R E N G T H S _&_ S K I L L S
There's more to a character than her superpower! What other skills has she acquired outside of her 'superpower'? What are some of her personal strengths?
W E A K N E S S E S _&_ F L A W S
Nobody's perfect. What are some things that your character just tends to struggle with? What are some personality traits that may be problematic?
M I S C E L L A N E O U S
Anything not covered above goes here. You can leave this blank if you like.
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[align=center][size=200][u] Superhero Alias [/u][/size][/align] [align=center][img]https://i.imgur.com/UEwRIP2.jpg[/img][/align] [b][align=center] A character quote or motto [/align][/b] [hr][hr] [align=center][size=150][b] Birth Name | Age | Gender | Sexuality | Hometown[/b] [/size][/align] [size=150][u]P E R S O N A L I T Y [/u][/size] ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ So, I know that your conception of the character(s) can change as the story moves along or even as you write your CS and get a feel for her. The purpose of this is to try to think of five (or possibly more) essential traits, followed by a brief paragraph below the bullet points to summarize what your character is like and how we can expect her to interact with others. [size=150][u]C H A R A C T E R _ A P P E A R A N C E [/u][/size] What does your character look like? How does he dress? How old is he? What are his defining features? Does he have any particularly noteworthy markings, birthmarks, tattoos, or scars? [size=150][u]P O W E R S _&_ A B I L I T I E S [/u][/size] Just what can your character do? What makes her more than normal but less than reliably 'super'? Please provide a clear description of powers, including ancillary effects, limits, and weaknesses, as well as anything needed to facilitate them. Remember, this is Blooperheroes, so let's keep these on the lower end of the power ladder. The goal here isn't to be the strongest; it's to use what you [i]have[/i] well. [size=150][u]H I S T O R Y [/u][/size] Every cape needs an origin story, right? This is where you tell us where your character came from. Where was he born? How did he get his powers or was he born with them? What led him to this point in his life? Please try to keep this below two or three meaty paragraphs. [size=150][u]M O T I V A T I O N [/u][/size] What gets your character up every morning and, more particularly, why is she doing this? What does she want out of this opportunity (if she views it as one) and what does she want out of life in general? What are her goals? [size=150][u]I N V E N T O R Y [/u][/size] What sort of personal items, tools, cash, or weapons (!) does your character usually carry, and what might we find stashed in his home or hideout? [size=150][u]S T R E N G T H S _&_ S K I L L S [/u][/size] ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ There's more to a character than her superpower! What other skills has she acquired outside of her 'superpower'? What are some of her personal strengths? [size=150][u]W E A K N E S S E S _&_ F L A W S [/u][/size] ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Nobody's perfect. What are some things that your character just tends to struggle with? What are some personality traits that may be problematic? [size=150][u]M I S C E L L A N E O U S [/u][/size] Anything not covered above goes here. You can leave this blank if you like. [hr][/hr] [hr][/hr]