@BenG85By lore I mean central characters that may or may not be PC, which you answered. And by families SHEILD and X-Men is what I think of. I mean, before the IC is started will there be factions people can have their characters follow? And, I should have been more clear. That's my two questions.
ok, so, to the families thing, there isn't yet anything quite like that, save for a slowly forming branch of various governements that concerns itself with increasing Meta Human activity, and the possible consequences/implications of it, especially for how it will affect the world overall. (such as the formation of a dedicated prison facility and technology that can counter super-powers).
This universe isn't at the very beginning of superheroes as normal, but they're well into transition, still a lot of uncertainty, which is arguably the much more interesting time to operate in.
ok, in addition to working on example characters of note in this Universe (no good name for it yet, hopefully that will change), I'm going to create a 0th post to act as a reference document for such things as elements that make this Earth different from real Earth, space for factions that exist and as more arise, and other such special details of this Universe, not just Earth.
Appearance: Many people find Cameron adorable. When you see him, you would never believe he's a grown adult. He has fair skin, and big blue eyes that reflect his child like enthusiasm. He has a round babyface that makes him seem younger than he is, along with a button nose, and a mouth that is often in a smile. He is short in stature, standing at exactly five feet tall. He is not embarrassed by his small size in the least, saying it adds to his appeal. He has a slim build, but he has toned muscles. Much to a lot of peoples surprise, he does in fact have abs underneath the clothes he wears. He has short blonde hair that curls a bit at the ends. He has no body or facial hair whatsoever. His earlobes are pierced so he can wear earrings.
Cam loves pink and cute things, and that extends to his choice of clothes as well. He enjoys floral patterns, stars, hearts, smiley faces, basically anything cute. He also enjoys wearing cute dresses from time to time, and doesn't think it's fair that only girls should wear them. His adoptive father never let him wear the kinds of clothes he wanted to wear, so now he takes advantage of his freedom. He currently wears a pink sleeveless top with a white vest over it. He also wears a white tie around his neck that has a light blue brooch attached to it. He wears a pair of wide pink trousers as bottoms. The trousers are decorated with light blue accents, including little stars on the pockets. They are also held up by a white belt that has a light blue buckle. On his feet are a pair of light blue boots. He accesorizes with pink star earrings in his earlobes. He also wears a pink cap on top of his head that is intentionally worn to the side. The front of the cap is also decorated with a light blue star, as well as a stripe around the visor.
As Dynamo, Cameron wears a pink full body suit. The suit has purple speed lines on it. He also wears purple elbow length gloves. He also wears a purple belt with a starburst as the buckle. Even though he doesn’t need to conceal his identity at this point, he still wears a purple hood over his head, and a pink visor over his eyes.
Powers: Super Speed: Cameron can move at very high speeds. This comes with corresponding agility, stamina, mental processing speed, and healing.
Cameron has to consume a lot of calories to maintain his powers. The good news, he can eat all the sweets he wants without gaining any weight!
Personality: Cameron is innocent, carefree, and seemingly always happy. He is a cheerful man who doesn't like to let bad things bother him. He always has a smile on his face even during the mort dire of situations, and is often in a good mood in general. He is an eternal optimist, and likes to see the good in every situation. He believes that if you focus on the positive, and ignore the bad, the bad stuff will just go away.
His optimism is most prevelant in his dealings with other people. He does his best to share his positivity with others, and tries his best to comfort other people who are sad. He likes to believe that everyone is ultimately good, and always gives people the benefit of the doubt. However, he can be quick to trust the wrong people because of his optimism. He rarely ever gets mad at others. Even if he does get mad, he gets over it very quickly. He openly expresses affection through touching in the form of hugs, holding hands, as well as stroking and grabbing shoulders.
He is easily exciteable and hyperactive. It is difficult to get him to sit still and focus on a single subject for too long before he gets bored and move on to the next thing. While he is able to think quick on his feet during intense situations. he often acts impulsively, and jumps to conclusions without thinking first. Even in conversations, he tends to go off on tangents. He is also quick to apologize for anything he regrets doing, even if he hasn't done anything wrong. His parents punished him harshly for any little mistake, so he is constantly concerned about displeasing others.
He is both a pop star and superhero in order to bring joy and happiness for others. He also enjoyed the attention and fame being a superhero brings. After he left the institute, he became an actor for the purposes of getting attention and fame. Cameron knows he is adorable, and he does use it to his advantage if he knows if it will benefit him somehow. He’ll use his cheery personality, and childish behaviors to manipulate others. He’ll play dumb, and act like he doesn’t understand the other person’s request, to avoid rejection, or just get out of situation he doesn’t like. He is also very good at acting, and knows how to say just the right things to get what he wants, or just to get attention when he feels lonely.
Cameron has a passion for cute and pretty things. Most of his possessions are pink, he has a collection of plush toys and fashion dolls, and has many other childish interests. So many people have a problem with an adult man liking such things, but Cam does not care. Due to his upbringing, he missed out on his childhood, so now he's making up for lost time. He loves every kind of sweets and desserts. Ultimately, Cameron not only wants to be happy himself, but also to make others happy.
Status: Cameron operates as a Superhero publically. He tried the whole secret identity thing, but was quickly busted. Now he’s a Pop Star that films his Superhero exploits for TV (Managers idea) Cameron isn’t sure that’s the best idea, but his fans love it, and his record sales have jumped so he goes along with it.
Background: Cameron was born to Movie Star Luana Mason. She had an affair with another actor, and only kept the child for the publicity. For a while, Cameron was raised by nannies hired by his mother. As Luana got older, she became less relevant and lost out on roles to younger actresses. She turned her attention to her son. If she couldn’t be in the spotlight anymore, then she would make her son a star, and live the glamorous lifestyle of a celebrity through him.
So, when Cameron turned 5, he was put through all kinds of lessons. Singing lessons, dance lessons, acting lessons, and he was still homeschooled to get a normal education. Cameron didn’t understand what all this was for, but went along with it to please his mother, and he believed she had good intentions. Besides, Cameron did enjoy some of the lessons his mother put him in. He liked singing and dancing, and it was discovered that he had a beautiful singing voice.
When he was 12, Cameron discovered what all these lessons were for. He was entered into talent shows, and taken to various recording studios where he was made to sing and perform for people. He soon got himself a record deal. He soon launched to the top of the Pop Charts with his hit single “Love is Like a Gummy Bear.” All of a sudden, Cameron was a bona fide Pop Star, and his stage mom was his manager.
After this, Cameron’s life became much more hectic. He was recording songs, doing concerts, and all the things that Pop Stars do. His had a tight and brutal schedule. His mother loved it, and she lived a glamorous lifestyle on Cameron’s money. She also became much more strict with him. He would be punished for the slightest slip up (sometimes beaten.) Despite the harshness, Cameron found himself enjoying being a Pop Star. It gave him a sense of purpose. To bring joy into people’s lives. Cameron had a number of fans. On the days when things were difficult, he had to remind himself that he was making people happy. He also enjoyed all the fame and attention he got from being a Pop Star. Whenever he was paraded out in public, Cam was the one front in center, the center of attention. He was always willing to interact with fans and pose for pictures when his mother allowed it.
Things changed when he turned 18. While he loved being a Pop Star, he could see that his momager wasn’t a nice lady. He was spending his money, and frankly he wanted a little more freedom. So, he fired her. There was a lot of drama, and lawsuits involved, but Cameron came out ok in the end. He got a brand new manager who was actually a decent human being, and Cameron now had room to breathe a little.
To celebrate, Cameron put on a major concert. Everything was going well, but several things happened to make the concert end early. There was an explosion at the laboratory that was near the concert venue Cameron was performing. This caused a strange blue mist to spread all over the area. As everyone was trying to evacuate, Cameron was unfortunately struck by lightning, and had to be put in the hospital.
Months later, Cameron woke up from a coma and was released from the hospital. Fortunately for him he was able to resume his Pop Star career. He got a ton of publicity from the incident. He would soon came to discover that he had Super Speed abilities. At first, he tried to keep a secret identity and used the name Dynamo to become a Super Hero. He stopped robberies and other crimes. He soon discovered that being a Pop Star and a Superhero at the same was difficult, and he got busted.
However, instead of giving up the Superhero life, his manager encouraged him to continue. The whole world knows who he is, and they love him even more for it. His record sales went up. Now he operates as a celebrity Superhero openly and films his exploits for reality TV, and is still a world famous Pop Star.
@NinaDivine Oh my goodness, you're right ^_^U I've been at this for longer than you think, and my tired brain got confused :( going to fix that, much appreciated, despite how embarrassing that was >_>U ugh
alright, my first draft of the Mighty Almanac is just about finished- one entry exists via player contribution, and I'm just waiting on information from said player in order to fill that entry in. Otherwise, happy reading, and I hope it's inspiration enough for more people to jump in!
we have 3 characters ready to go, with at least one more in progress. Do we want to wait for #4 before we get started?
It's up to you guys want to start. I'm going to focus on finishing my character tonight (EST), but I can't exactly make promises. You can start now or later. Btw, I got an info dump I gotta put together for you, @BenG85.