May 21, 2019 at 7:52 am #157101
People seemed to like the design on Happy Hour’s shirt so I just took a couple of minutes to do this and see what it looked like up close. Just as an experiment.
I quite like doing designs like this. Maybe I’ll do more….Maybe.June 2, 2019 at 4:05 am #157373
Nicholas King is the son of a human woman and an incubus.
Rebelling against his own demonic nature and just rebelling in general, Nick ended up in a downward spiral of alcohol, drugs and sex that almost killed him several times over. Angry lovers or angry partners of lovers almost killed him more than that.
Most people were unaware of Nick’s heritage. He managed to hold onto his human form most of the time but he still found himself having to flee from the occasional demon hunter, despite his own hatred of demons and the crap they had put him and his mother through.
It was while on the run from one of these demon hunters that Nick crossed paths with the Nowhere Kids who were themselves on the run. Arcane, the kids resident mystic, saw Nick’s true face almost right away but much to Nick’s surprise didn’t try to murder him. In fact he and the rest of the Nowhere Kids actually helped Nick escape.
With no place else to go, Nick tagged along with the kids for a while. Kinetic gave him the nickname “Loverboy” and the name just stuck.
Nick’s time with the Nowhere Kids was fairly short but they parted ways on good terms and, inspired by his new friends, Nick was determined to do some good in his life. He was determined to prove that he should’t be defined by who his father is. Granted, he could probably have found an easier way to do this than becoming a demon hunter himself but he proved surprisingly good at slaying his evil cousins and even better at sparing those like him that weren’t actually evil at all.
Despite his desire to do good, Loverboy is still chaotic by his very nature. He has passed through the lives of a number of heroes such as Dead Beat and Hellion, always tearing through like a tornado kicking up all manner of trouble and emotions before departing again. Hellion has threatened to burn the pretty boys face off if they ever meet again but most others have grown fond of his chaotic but charming nature.
Loverboy is genuinely trying to fight his demonic nature and do some good in the world but he walks a thin line of violent tendencies and bad decisions and he may still ultimately end up straying down a path to becoming the demon so many people expect him to be.June 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm #158088
The White Skull is a necromancer of somewhat limited ability. While she can reanimate the dead by calling their spirit back to their bodies, this only lasts for a matter of moments before the magic wears off and they return to death.
She has still used her limited ability to rake in some profit though and she is often employed by police looking to solve a murder or just bereaved family who never got the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones and want one last chance.
She is careful to keep her true identity a secret though for fear of unsatisfied customers who expected more or religious fanatics who would see her burned for the use of black magic.June 22, 2019 at 4:32 am #158099
I don’t really have any backstory for this guy. I just had a random idea one day for an octopus man so here he is.July 17, 2019 at 1:05 pm #158367
Taryn Race is powered by her own anger. At the upper limits of her power, RAGE! (a name that has to be yelled) is easily one of the strongest and most powerful people on the planet.July 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm #158443
Yoshi Sakata is the best friend of Akihiro Shigenoi. Better known to the world as Starborn. The two have been practically inseparable since they were toddlers. So much so in fact that when Starborn ventures into space, he often takes bis best bud with him.
Yoshi, or Database as Aki dubbed him due to his genius-level intellect and eidetic memory, has been Starborn’s biggest fan and supporter since day one and was vital in helping the fledgeling hero understand his powers in those early days.
Starborn and Database’s trips through the cosmos are like a sci-fi dream come true for Yoshi and still can hardly believe this is his life.July 31, 2019 at 8:54 am #158541
Yeah, so this guy happened.
I’ve played a few rpg’s over the years with friends, playing a bunch of characters but my favourite has to be the Kushiban, Bobecc. Better known as Bob.
Bob was never really a player character but I kept bringing him back for some recurring guest appearances and he has become my favourite little murder bunny.
He’s basically Clint Eastwood if he was an alien rabbit, voice and all. Middle-aged, cantankerous and just so tired of everyone’s poodoo.
August 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm #158562
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Anarchangel.
Ah I love bob haha. And the Jawa! They were always my favoriteAugust 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm #158564
Umm, dude, hate to break it to you but I think Jawas are actually copyrighted. We don’t want Disney on our case here. I’m gonna have to remove that one, sorry.
EDIT: It might be best to also edit the Bob post as well. Luckily that one does slip under the radar somewhat so keeping it up shouldn’t be a problem, but if you could make some edits to the profile to remove the Star Wars references, that’d be really great, cheers.
August 1, 2019 at 4:27 pm #158568
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by JR19759.
Umm, dude, hate to break it to you but I think Jawas are actually copyrighted. We don’t want Disney on our case here. I’m gonna have to remove that one, sorry. EDIT: It might be best to also edit the Bob post as well. Luckily that one does slip under the radar somewhat so keeping it up shouldn’t be a problem, but if you could make some edits to the profile to remove the Star Wars references, that’d be really great, cheers.
Sorry JR. I didn’t think about the copyright rule as the characters are my own creations for a roleplaying game. Copyright is confusing but I understand. I’ll edit.
If it’s easier just to delete the Bob post then go ahead.August 6, 2019 at 10:31 am #158618
This mysterious fey woman gifted the legendary king Arthur the sword Excalibur and has acted as a guardian and guide to Arthur’s descendants ever since, all the way to the current wielder of Excalibur. The hero known as Invictus.
The Lady of the lake has a psychic link with Invictus through Excalibur and she often offers him guidance in his quest to protect the innocents of the world.
Though she prefers to act through agents like Invictus, the lady isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty on admittedly very rare occasions when someone of greater power is required to fend off the forces of evil. In combat, the serene lady becomes a whirlwind of death that even the most powerful demons fear. It takes something of truly momentous scale to coax the Lady of the lake into interfering directly in the lives of mortals though and she mostly remains an ethereal presence in the mind of Invictus.August 6, 2019 at 11:30 am #158620
as usual many good designs and backstories really enjoyed AdonisAugust 25, 2019 at 6:21 am #158872
While the teleporting thief known as Black Jack is clearly a criminal, most people who encounter him find him charming and oddly likeable. By all accounts a thief with morals, Black Jack never steals from those who can’t afford to lose whatever he takes. He has even been known to adopt something of a Robin Hood gimmick, giving a portion of whatever he steals (though admittedly a small portion) to those in need.
One person knows there’s far more to Black Jack than meets the eye though.
Originally, the identity of Black Jack was an alias that the hero Dragonfly used to infiltrate a criminal organisation. With his mission complete and his alias not compromised, Dragonfly retired the identity of Black Jack.
Some time later, however, reports started emerging of Black Jack committing robberies, Dragonfly knew that it wasn’t him so someone had clearly adopted his criminal alias and was using it for their own gain. The hero looked into this new Black Jack, attempting to stop his crime spree but has so far been unable to apprehend him.
What bothers Dragonfly the most is the eery similarity between himself and this new Black Jack, both physically and in the mannerisms he adopted while undercover. If he didn’t know any better, he would swear it was him. He’s starting to doubt his own sanity at this point.August 26, 2019 at 4:54 am #158895
Just a random idea I had.August 27, 2019 at 12:56 pm #158906
Sonya Nichols saved the world several times over. As the hero Psyonix, she used her vast psychic powers to save countless innocent lives and was hailed as one of the worlds greatest heroes.
As powerful as her mind was though, her body was not so strong and her heart began to give out. The doctors were unable to find a suitable replacement in time and sadly, Sonya Nichols died in a hospital bed with her devoted husband Nathaniel by her side.
Meanwhile, a wanderer had come to Earth. A member of the alien Lor and refugee from a war light-years away, Foxx Kam’ron had grown tired of the corrupt leaders of his home system and decided to live out the rest of his life on what he thought was a much quieter world. Earth.
The telepathic Lor was physically similar enough to a human to pass as one of them and adopted the name of Cameron Fox. Looking to serve his new planet in the best way he could, Fox enlisted in the police force and began using his psychic abilities to solve crimes. He was soon promoted to detective where he encountered many of the worlds masked heroes, often aiding them in their crime-fighting.
Unfortunately for Fox. Many of those heroes would eventually play a part in his death.
When the Lor homeworld was destroyed and the republic was thrown into chaos, many alien refugees found their way to Earth where they were housed on Star Island. Fox offered his services to help his people adjust to their new surroundings and while many of them were grateful to humanity for taking them in, others chaffed under the rule of what they considered to be a lesser species. The fact that a lot of humans treated them poorly didn’t help matters.
A group of Lor Mentats (those gifted with psychic abilities like Fox) banded together in an attempt to reverse their fortunes and seize power for themselves. Their plan included using their combined mental strength to psychically manipulate the majority of the population of nearby Freedom City, including a sizable group of superheroes. One of the few heroes who were left to fend off the attack by the manipulated heroes was The Scarab, who used his vast Psychic powers to fight back. He wasn’t alone in this fight, however. Cameron Fox joined the fight and attempted to psychically subdue the other Mentats, allowing Scarab to free the heroes. Unfortunately, the mental strain of the psychic battle with the Mentat’s proved too much for Fox. Although he managed to stop them, it came at a great cost.
In the aftermath of the battle, Fox was declared brain dead. Though he was physically fine, his mind had been fried and he was now left in a vegetative state. Fox was gone. All that was left was a shell.
Fox’s adoptive family were left with a heartbreaking decision. Should they leave him in this state and hope that he somehow recovered? Or did they make the more difficult choice?
The choice was ultimately removed from their control.
While they contemplated their choices, Fox, or what was left of him, was left alone in a hospital bed. But he soon had a visitor.
Nathaniel Nichols, the husband of the late Sonya Nichols, arrived quietly in the night. He spoke with Fox as though the other man could hear him though he ultimately knew that it was more for his own peace of mind than anything. He explained himself as best he could. He explained that this was hardly an ideal situation. If there was any other option, he would have taken it. What he was about to do weighed heavily on him…but he was so tired of waiting.
Soon afterwards, the hospital lights flickered violently and an alarm blared from Fox’s room as the machines he had been hooked up to went crazy. Doctors and nurses raced to the room, quickly followed by Fox’s family. What they found surprised them all. Fox was alone and awake.
Though he seemed to have lost much of his memory, he was alive and talking and everyone was overjoyed that he was.
After several days and a battery of test, Fox was released from the hospital. He memory hadn’t returned but there was physically nothing wrong with him. The Scarab offered to help him regain his lost memories but Fox declined, stating that he had had enough of other people in his head for a while and that he would prefer to sort this matter out by himself. Scarab understood and saw no real problem with this as Fox had already displayed that he still knew how to use his psychic abilities. If he could piece things together by himself then The Scarab was happy to let him.
In the coming months, although Fox seemed to recover quickly, he also seemed to distance himself from those closest to him. Many of them stated that he seemed like a different person a lot of the time.
What no one realised at the time was that he actually was a different person.
Afraid of truly dying, Sonya Nichols had stored a copy of her psyche in a special crystal which she entrusted to her husband before her death. She planned to have Nathaniel find a suitable host body, one that was mentally dead but physically alive and use the crystal to install her psyche in the body. Ideally, it would have been a female body but Nathaniel had been unable to find a suitable body and mind that could hold the vast psychic energies of Sonya. Fox’s mind was more than capable. And, truth be told, Nathaniel had just grown tired of waiting. It had been years since he was separated from the woman he loved and if he passed up this opportunity, he may never see her again. So he implemented the plan and left. Fading into the night as “Fox” awoke and people arrived believing their loved one had miraculously come back to them. He really didn’t want to have to answer any questions right now. After all, he wasn’t even sure if it had worked.
Initially, Sonya genuinely didn’t remember anything at all. Even the details of her own life. She managed to piece to things together about Fox from mental images that streamed from the people around him that night at the hospital but her full memories quickly came flooding in. By the time they did, she had realised the emotional impact of what she had done on Fox’s friends and family so she let them carry on thinking that he had come back to them. It was the least she could do.
The more she looked at these people though, the guiltier she felt about puppeteering Fox’s body around, knowing that the person they had loved was gone.
She found Nathaniel again but he seemed uneasy around her. Uncomfortable with her new form…or uncomfortable with the ramifications of what they had done.
Sonya felt alone. She couldn’t face Fox’s friends and family so she pushed them away, trying to distance herself as gently as she could without truly hurting them. But she also felt distanced from Nathaniel. The one person she could truly be herself around…So to speak.
She was lost and confused. She didn’t know how to fix things. The one thing she did know how to do though was help people. She was good at that. Psyonix was good at that.
Sonya readopted the identity of Psyonix, albeit in a different form and returned to life as a superhero. To the outside world, it just seemed like someone knew had adopted the identity of Psyonix. It was hardly the first time someone had used the name of a previous hero after all. No one considered the possibility that it was actually the original Psyonix in a new body.
Regardless of their form though, Psyonix helped a lot of people. Battling the forces of evil alongside other heroes like Sonya had done for years. As Psyonix, Sonya finally felt like herself again. Doing what she loved and doing it well.
The universe seems determined to punish Sonya though.
Recently, she has begun to see flashes of a life not her own. She has begun to hear a voice in her head. A voice not her own but one all too familiar.
Sonya has begun to wonder if Cameron Fox is really gone after all. And if he’s not then she may just have to face the ramifications of her decisions after all.
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