@Morden Man Have you had a chance to see my sheet yet?
Sorry, I'd totally missed it, but everything looks fine to me. Feel free to go ahead and start posting.
Character You're Applying For: Michael Morbius, the Living VampireMutant Vampire: Morbius' powers stem from his research into adapting the supernatural properties of monsters into humans. Although, he himself is more of a mutant due to his DNA being crossed with that of a Vampire-Bat, as well as a little bit of Vampire blood, rather than the blood curse of Nosforatu, he nonetheless shares certain powers commonly associated with the Homonus Nocturni.
*Super Strength: Even at his weakest, he is still easily able to lift a ton over his head.
*Super Durability: Like most vampires, conventional weapons have little effect on his body. Bullets can stun him and cause him great deals of pain, but can't kill him. He is also incredibly resistant to blunt-force-trauma.
*Super Speed: Whereas not able to outrun a speeding bullet, he is able to outrun any non-powered human, his top speed is around 40mph.
*Super Stamina: Due to his blood being different, his body produces little in the way of fatigue toxins, allowing him to push his maximum potential for hours at a time, without rest.
*Supernatural Reflexes: Whilst not Spider-Senses, he is able to react to stimuli almost 20x faster than the average human.
*Acute senses: Due to his increased physical traits, it has yielded amazing superhuman senses. He can see in the dark, his sense of smell is better than most dogs, his hearing is on the level of a Bat's.
*Super Regenerative Healing: Although not as amazing as Wolverine's, his healing rate is beyond most any naturally occuring creature. He recovers from simple cuts and scratches in minutes. And, although not good enough to regrow internal organs, he can regrow lost limbs if he can rest for about a week.
*Claws and Teeth: Like any vampire, he must feast on fresh blood 2-3 times a week to keep his strength. To help him with this, his canines have increased in size, as has his finger-nails into razor-sharp claws.
*Immunity to Typical Vampire Weaknesses: Unlike typical vampires, he is uneffected by holy symbols, silver and oak weapons or sunlight.
Genius Level Intellect: Before this whole Vampire business, Morbius was the foremost authorities on genetics on all of Greece. He has retained his vast knowledge, despite his transformation.Vampiric Weaknesses: Due to being partially vampiric, he does have several of the problems that go along with it.
*Vampiric Hunger:that he MUST feast on living blood at least 2-3 times a week. The main problem is that other animals can sustain him, but he must feast on human blood at least once a week or he slowly loses his sanity until he is forced to feast.
Garlic allergy: This one isn't strictly related to his vampiric abilities, he has always suffered from a mild allergy to Garlic. Ironic, isn't it?
Sunlight sensitivity: Unlike other vampires that explode when sunlight hits them, Morbius finds that exposure to sunlight makes his skin hypersensitive. Mild cuts that he would otherwise ignore are now agonizingly painful. Punches from some punk feel like being shot.
Sense-Overstimulation: Having superior sight, smell and hearing can come at a disadvantage. Although sunlight doesn't hurt him, he finds it difficult to see in the sun, he also finds his skin becoming more sensitive during the day. Certain smells can overpower him and sounds that would be annoying to a human might be deafening to him.
No Formal Combat Training: Despite being incredibly strong, he has little in the way of actual combat experience, in battle, he rellies fully on his powers to carry him.
Origin And Backstory (In A Maximum Of Four Paragraphs): Morbius was born in Athens, Greece, his father, a philosopher and mother a Doctor, he took more after his mother, growing up fascinated in the ways of science, he was constantly at odds with his father, who had always wanted his son to become a philosopher, this animosity only grew when, at the age of 13, he lost his mother to a car accident. His father and he grew very distant before he went to medical school and studied biology and biogenetics. His life seemed to be going in a good direction, that was until his first encounter with her...
Walking home from a lecture one night, he was attacked by a Vampire that beat him half to death, before attempting to turn him, before the creature could bite him, however, he was found by Rachel Van Helsing, the Vampire hunter, who slew the creature. After she saved him, he became enamoured with her and followed her, offering his assistance as a researcher. He and Rachel eventually fell in love and were married. Although Michael wasn't much of a fighter, he developed multiple new, Anti-Vampire bio-weapons for Rachel to use in her fights. He also got to meet other monsterous entities from across the world, some friendly, some not so much. He and Rachel did team up with several monsterous entities during their vampire hunting expeditions, including a team of American Monster Commando's, as well as a ghost that possessed an old Tank. Eventually, Rachel fell pregnant and it seemed as though their lives were almost complete... Then one day, Rachel fell ill. She lost the baby, before soon losing her ability to breathe properly. She was diagnosed with "McGregor's Syndrome" A highly aggressive form of Cancer which was thought completely incurable, but, after a bit of research, his findings brought him to Gotham City in America, to the scientist Victor Fries, who was also working on a cure for the disease. Unfortunately, Victor was a wanted criminal and Michael had to quickly choose between saving his wife and staying in the good graces of the law. He chose the former.
He and Victor corresponded for quite some time as they worked together on a cure and made some good headway, they even developed a stop-gap for stage one patients, such as Rachel, where they could put her into a medically induced coma and keep her under indefinitely. However, their working together was cut short as Victor was confronted by The Batman. Michael was forced to go into hiding as Batman discovered that Michael had been taking some of Victor's ill-gotten gains to pay for his research. Going underground in Greece, Michael continued to hunt vampires until he came to the realization that, perhaps, they could be the answer. Vampires contained incredible healing powers, he had never even heard of one getting sick. He managed to capture one and began to work on adapting the Vampiric genetics to synthesize a cure. But, without Victor's help, he quickly ran into walls. Specifically, he ran out of samples from Nora's advanced stage 3 and was forced to run tests on Vamprie Bats that he infected. Finally, he managed to synthesize what he believed to be a mutagen that would give humans the healing factor of Vampires, with no other choice, his first test subject was himself. What happened next, he had no idea, but when he came to, he was surrounded by a dead biker gang and he had mutated...
Getting home, he looked in the mirror to find himself horrifically mutated and with a taste for blood... Not wanting to accept what he was, a full-blooded vampire, he grabbed a silver stake and drove it through his own heart. He waited and waited, but death didn't come for him. He threw himself into the sun, but again, death was no-where to be seen. After some quick tests, he found that he wasn't a vampire in the typical sense. He was... Something else... He tried to correspond with several other scientists that he knew, but nobody was willing to return his messages. Those that were quickly stopped replying as soon as he brought the word "Vampire" into the conversation.
What Makes This Character 'Ultimate'?: Morbius is a character that is trying his best not to fall to the monster inside, whilst desperately trying to look for both a cure for him and his wife. Morbius will be travelling the entire world, trying to get help from everyone and anyone and not allowing little things like "The Law" stand in his way. He'll try to keep on the good side, but if the bad is all that will help, then so be it.
Rachel Morbius-Van Helsing (Morbius' Wife, comatose.)
Blade (A Damphire that is hunting any and all Vampires, Morbius is on his hit-list)
Victor Fries (A correspondent of his that he has been working with as their wives share a rare disease. Although they have never met in person, they regularly email each other with research notes.)
Varnae, Lord of Vampires (An ancient Atlantean Vampire of immense power. He plans to drink the blood of all the strains of Vampire in order to gain god-like power and lose all of his weaknesses. Morbius' blood is on his list)
Count Vladimir Dragul (Supposedly the oldest vampire to exist. Morbius see's Dracula as a source of the purest strain of Vampire DNA. In order to better develop a cure, a sample of Dracula's blood will be invaluable.)
Jubilation Lee (A young mutant runaway who fell in with a bad crowd that turned out to be Vampires.)
Character Picture:*Camera shakes a little as it is put onto the stand. A handsome man sits down in front of it, his face clearly bruised and scratched.* "Hi, guys, it's me again. I know that you guys are only here to hear my thesis on the integration of Animal DNA into humans, but i need to tell you about this... I just got attacked by a Vampire. I know, right, it's crazy, but i was saved by..." He looked up and his eyes fluttered. "Ahhh... The prettiest woman you have ever seen." He then composed himself. "Look, i know that this sounds insane, but i need to meet her again." He sat, trying to figure out what to say. "To hell with this, i'm going to find her, right now, i'll keep searching till i do so. I need to meet her again." He pressed a button on the back of the recorder and it shut off.
*The Camera turns on to reveal the man covered in scratches* "I'm sorry, i should have told you all about this in advance, but..." he grinned a joyful grin. "I've just killed a vampire. Like, stake through the heart and everything! Can you believe it? I mean, i thought i'd be covered in blood, but it just turns to ash the moment you kill the bastards." He shook visibly in excitement. "I've never felt so alive!!!!! Oh, yeah, i found the girl again and she agreed to meet me tomorrow night. I need to shower. Bye!" *The camera turned off*
*The camera turns on to reveal the same man with his wounds healed.* "Sorry for not replying for the last few months, i've been really busy. I found her, her name is Rachel and... Well, i don't want to say we're dating, but-" At that point, the door opened and the pretty blond woman walked in.
"Hey, Mike, i've been looking over the blueprints of your UV Grenades and... Are you recording a Vlog?" the man grabbed the camera.
"No!" He replied as it turns off.
*The camera turns on to see the man now with a full beard.* "Well, this has been a crazy as hell year... Rache is sleeping, it was a hell of a honeymoon... Oh yeah." he revealed his wedding ring to the camera. "You would not believe HALF of the shit i have seen travelling around the world. Met some really nice guys and gals in Egypt, killed a LOT of Vampires. Met a... Well, let's just say a crazy old war vet in Russia. Really nice guy..."
"Come to bed, Mike..." A sultry voice cooed. The man shrugged, before reaching behind the camera and it turning off.
*The camera turns on as Michael is carrying a box* "Hey, Rache, it does still work." He said. "Well, here it is, our new house. I got a promtion at the lab, i'm now a team leader, so now we can afford the space." He carried the box into the bedroom, before he pointed it at Rachel "Say something funny." He said. She laughed, then held up a long object with 2 red stripes on it. "The hell is that?" *The camera tumbled to the ground as the box also smashed to the floor and the camera cut out*
*The camera turned on and the man slumped down into the chair in front of the camera. He had a bottle of whisky in his hands.* "I..." He staired at the camera for a solid minute. "W..." He buried his face in his hands as the sounds of soft sobbing could be heard. "So... I'm just gonna come out and say it. We lost th-" At that point, he broke down and started to bawl his eyes out. "Fuck..." He groaned. He turned the camera off.
*The camera turned on to find the man with bags under his eyes.* "Rachel has been... Tired... Coughing... I thought it was just the miscarriage... Just got the results back... McGregor's syndrome." He took a long drag on a cigarette. "No cure..." He took another long drag. "Now, there is good news and bad news... The good news is that i have found the foremost authority on McGregor's Syndrome. We've had a good, long talk and i have found a way to stabilize her. We've managed to put her into a sustained chemically induced coma that is keeping her in a form of stasis, The tumor isn't growing, but she can't remain conscious." He took another long drag of the cigarette. "Bad news... The man's name is Victor Fries and the man is certifiably insane. Operates out of Gotham, calls himself "Mr Freeze" and fights Batman..." He swore under his breath. "I REALLY don't want to fight Batman... I mean, if the guy could take on a literal God..." He buried his face in his hands, before pulling them away. "If he could take on a god... I can do no less to save her." He then turned off the camera.
*The Camera was facing vampire tied down to a table as Michael took blood, it thrashed around as he backed off, then immediately, it turned to see several Bat's in cages with Morbius injecting them with a substance. Several more reels of him stabbing them. He wiped away the blood, before finally stabbing a last one that screamed, but seconds later, had healed. He stabbed it again, before looking into the bat's eyes. He saw it follow the finger. He then threw his arms up in the air.*
*He turned on the camera and sat down. "Uuuuuhhh... Right... Victor has been caught... I've been forced underground... And now..." He pulled a out a syringe. "After 10 successful animal tests in a row... It's ready as it can ever be." He stared into it. "If this works... We'll be immortal... And maybe i can save Victor..." He smiled a little, then proceeded to tie a band around his arm, before searching for aa vein. "One small step for man... One giant leap for mankind..." He pressed the serum into his arm and pressed the plunger. He then grabbed his arm. "FFFFFuck..." He groaned. He then fell to the ground and a demonic roar could be heard as he smashed the Camera over. The camera caught his eyes turn red before it cut out.
*The Camera was close to his face as he turned it on.* "My god... What have i done?" He asked as he looked into the hideous face "I... I am... A MONSTER!!!" He roared before smashing the camera.
*The Gotham News starts* "Hello, it's the news at 6 and i am your host Gordon Godfrey. Tonight on GCN." *The footage shows Batman punching the Penguin* "Batman bests notorious ganglord, The Penguin, after a tense hostage situation." *The footage shows a football star scoring a touchdown* "The Gotham Knights have done it again with their 7th consecutive win of the season, details at 7." *The footage then showed a boat on its side, beached in the harbour* "But our main story, a Greek freighter has washed up on the shores of Gotham Harbour in the early hours of the morning, all onboard dead. We now go live to Vicki Vale for more details. Vicki?" *The camera cuts to a side-by-side shot with Godfrey and Vicki, who was at the port, standing near the boat.*
"Thanks Gordon, yes, it's a harrowing scene here at Gotham Waterfront as a small freighter washes up on shore with all hands lost. All of the bodies were still onboard and all crew was accounted for, the police are currently investigating the possibility of Piracy." Gordon nodded.
"Yes, but what about the rumours of the neck bites?" Gordon asked. Vicki froze for a second, before gulping and looking at someone behind the camera.
"Umm, yes. Yes, unsubstantiated rumours from the coroner's office say that all of the victims were found drained of their blood and puncture wounds on their neck." She looked annoyed. Gordon smiled.
"We also bring you the following footage, taken from the first responders on the scene." The footage was shakey as a dock worker ran towards the boat.
"Holy s**t, f****n' look at this f****n' thing. YO NIKO, CALL THE COASTGUARD, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND RESCUE, F****N' SUPERMAN, JUST GET SOMEONE OUT HERE!!!" The man continued running, as the shaky camera showed some kind of shadowy figure was seen against the moonlit backdrop. "YO, IT'S OK, BATMAN'S ALREADY HERE!!!" He called, the man continued to run towards the ship. "Yo, Batman, me and the boys are here to help, whadya need?" At that point, the Shadowy figure began to run off down the beach at inhuman speeds. "YO, BATMAN, WHERE YOU GOIN'?!"
"The footage has been making waves online, but with the confirmation of the neck-bites, the figure is coming to be known as "The Gotham Vampire" and several groups have already put out cash rewards for any information that will lead to the figure's capture."
"Victor... It's Michael, i'm in Gotham. It's... It's really bad, i need to meet you."
"This had better be important!"
"Look, where can i meet you?"
"It's too much of a risk to expose myself right now... But i know a place we can meet..."
EDIT: Since Morden doesn't like bad posts: Sorry to hear that, Wil. Appreciated that you gave it the good ol' college try, and I hope to see ya around the Guild some more in the future. Like always, you're welcome to come back if you get that itch again.