The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (Dr. Reverb, Teen Guard, The Infinite Sadness)

Post by Skaramine » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:44 pm

It also can be updates or changed story to story.
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Vampires

Post by Jabroniville » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 am

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VAMPIRES
Role:
Animalistic Mooks
PL 7 (77)
STRENGTH
5 STAMINA -- AGILITY 3
FIGHTING 5 DEXTERITY 5
INTELLIGENCE -4 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE -3

Skills:
Athletics 4 (+9)
Close Combat (Unarmed) 4 (+9)
Expertise (Survival) 6 (+6)
Intimidation 10 (+7)
Perception 6 (+6)
Stealth 4 (+7)

Advantages:
Fast Grab, Improved Hold, Startle

Powers:
"Vampire Physiology"
Immunity 30 (Fortitude Effects) [30]
Protection 7 [7]

Regeneration 8 (Flaws: Source- Blood) [5]
Speed 3 (16 mph) [3]
Leaping 1 (15 feet) [1]
Senses 4 (Darkvision, Extended & Acute Scent) [4]
"Feast on the Living- Drain Blood" Weaken Strength 6 (Flaws: Grab-Based) (Inaccurate -1) [2]
Features 1: All Attacks Count As Magical [1]

Offense:
Unarmed +9 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
Weaken Strength +7 (+6 Weaken, DC 21)
Initiative +3

Defenses:
Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +7 (DC 17), Toughness +7, Fortitude --, Will +2

Complications:
Motivation (Feeding)- Vampires are known to only be focused on feeding and survival.
Weakness (Garlic)- Vampires will not enter domiciles with garlic placed around the entrances, and the mere scene of it will send them fleeing, even outdoors.
Weakness (Silver)- Silver or Holy weapons do extra damage to vampires.
Weakness (Slaying the Leader)- Slaying a Vampire will immediately kill any Vampires that it itself had created- killing the progenitor can eliminate hundreds in this manner.
Power Loss (Regeneration; Fire/Holy/Garlic/Silver)- Anything laced with garlic or silver will halt a Vampire's Regeneration. Fire and anything Holy will do so as well.

Total: Abilities: 2 / Skills: 34--17 / Advantages: 3 / Powers: 51 / Defenses: 4 (77)

-Vampires are famous in myth and legend the world over- even romanticized in some Victorian tales, which has extended to the modern day, viewing these creatures as tragic, even noble beings, cursed to feed on the living. They are thought of as seductive, confident and cultured, with a few real-life people being thought of as vampires (such as the infamous Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia). However, nothing could be further from the truth- the earliest myths are the correct ones. Vampires are literally soulless monstrosities- deceased humans brought back to a horrific parody of life by a demonic curse that began in Eastern Europe, but has spread over much of the world. Contrary to popular belief, vampires cannot even speak.

-A true vampire is strong, pale, and inhuman, lacking most of the recognizable characteristics the person had in life. They have no genitalia, stooped posture, and a mouth that opens from nose to chest, revealing a large, spongy gullet. Near-unthinking monsters, they have only animalistic intelligence with certain survival instincts- they typically feed on the living, draining blood through these horrifying mouths. Victims will themselves raise as vampires after a few weeks, unless certain precautions and rituals are observed.

-Vampires are well-hidden in day-to-day activities, as they may return to the form of a deceased person at-will, awakening only when they choose to. They often choose this moment upon their return to the grave- all the better to hide from reprisal. Typically, people will not know what has happened until it is too late- dead bodies will pile up, and themselves rise from their graves after a few weeks, leading to more victims. Vampire Hunters are therefore constantly vigilant in large metropolitan areas, as these rare occurences are known to spring up en masse periodically.

-"Vampire Hunters" are often known to be charlatans (something that annoys the legitimate among them), particularly since many "Vampires" began popping up all over the superhero world during the 1970s. These were not true Vampires at all, but a random assortment of people (some with powers; some without) that deliberately mimicked Vampire behavior to trick people into thinking they were tragic, "deep" beings. Most used it to gain female attention. This grew so pervasive that "Vampire" has become a Dead Trope in the "Super" Communities. Even more than people who refuse to wear costumes ("Trenchcoaters") are the "Vampire Kids" mercilessly teased- even mainstream superheroes (usually above the petty politics of the "game") laugh when they see some pale douchebag attempting to act deep and Transylvanian, especially if he enacts Vampire Stereotypes (only being seen at night; talks about how old he is; acts all grim). Most super-villains and super-heroes who've tried it have long since retired, especially as even the general public now knows what real Vampires are like.

-Garlic, Silver and Holy weapons are the only known weaknesses of Vampires. They have no known vulnerability to sunlight (they are nocturnal because of their eyesight and the ease of remaining stealthy), can visit any buildings into which they can force entry, and more. They are extremely strong and durable, and their hook-like fangs and sharp talons (their hands resemble those of the Aye-Aye- a rare species of lemur) puncture the flesh of their victims, allowing them to suck out the blood.

-The origins of Vampires are largely unknown- at least three different individuals have been privy to the knowledge of their beginnings, but all three tales are completely contradictory. The hero Silverwolf met the legendary Vlad the Impaler, who claimed to have invented the curse himself, via dark sorcery. The Emerald Witch, while investigating another vampire infestation, discovered the Demon who claimed to have created the curse to punish humanity. And during a bout of time travel, members of the Legion of Light and Four Fatales encountered a mad alchemist who accidentally created the first ones. Which of these three is correct is unknown, though a few crackpots have created some outlandish, convoluted theories that allow all three to be the "correct" answer.

Jab's Notes: Yes, I created a deliberate continuity error in their origin story. This is a COMIC BOOK UNIVERSE, after all- you're required to have tons of contradictory storytelling, ya know :). And there's even the "Marvunapp"-style "trying to fit it all together" types trying to set the pieces in place and make a consistent origin- poor bastards.

-Vampires, as you may remember, are something I absolutely loathe. The idea of drinking blood is COMPLETELY DISGUSTING- as bad as if they were literally sucking the feces out of people's asses- so I can't fathom finding even the Monica Bellucciest of Vampire Temptresses tempting. I grew so sick of seeing them permeate every aspect of the medium (even before "Twilight" robbed them of their last shred of credibility) that I eventually just swore off "Vampire Stories" entirely- the quickest thing to get me to stop being interested in a story is to tell me that in includes Vampires. I hate them. HATE stories featuring them, think they're gross, and think they're over-used. The way some people feel about the endless superhero movies. I basically consider it a dealbreaker these days- I just won't consume any media featuring them.

-THEREFORE, I found it amusing to create a completely inhuman, non-speaking, animalistic vampire that's more a "Del Toro" monster than a seductive Lugosi wannabe. This renders it completely impossible for anyone to conceive of a more "typical" vampire- moreover, I wrote it into their backstory that anyone TRYING that is immediately and mercilessly teased. Just in case anyone tries it.
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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by statue345 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 am

It would be hilarious if a "typical" vampire came in from another dimension or whatever, only to be completely at a loss as to why nobody takes him seriously.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 am

statue345 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 am
It would be hilarious if a "typical" vampire came in from another dimension or whatever, only to be completely at a loss as to why nobody takes him seriously.
Heh :). Yeah, they'd be all like legitimately whining about their curse forcing them to take the blood of the innocent, and everyone's just mocking them and telling them to come out into the light :).

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by Nunya B » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 am

Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 am
statue345 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 am
It would be hilarious if a "typical" vampire came in from another dimension or whatever, only to be completely at a loss as to why nobody takes him seriously.
Heh :). Yeah, they'd be all like legitimately whining about their curse forcing them to take the blood of the innocent, and everyone's just mocking them and telling them to come out into the light :).
Speaking fake vampires, your sample vampire appears to be a techno-savant impersonator. That or you gave it the wrong Advantages block.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:33 am

Nunya B wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 am
Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 am
statue345 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 am
It would be hilarious if a "typical" vampire came in from another dimension or whatever, only to be completely at a loss as to why nobody takes him seriously.
Heh :). Yeah, they'd be all like legitimately whining about their curse forcing them to take the blood of the innocent, and everyone's just mocking them and telling them to come out into the light :).
Speaking fake vampires, your sample vampire appears to be a techno-savant impersonator. That or you gave it the wrong Advantages block.
aw hell, that's annoying. Spent too much time on the bio, and ended up skipping the Advantages entirely.

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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by Batgirl III » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:46 am

It's hard to believe that it was as recent as 1997 when Buffy: The Vampire Slayer revealed -- more than halfway through the first season! -- that Angel was a vampire-with-a-soul the concept was actually still quite novel. Sure, the guilty vampire who was (anti-)heroic had been done in Forever Knight on Canadian TV, Blade in Marvel Comics, and Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire novel and the 1994 movie... But, really, that was about it.

I'm an unashamed Buffy fan, but, the whole Twilight phenomenon mystifies me... And it's also kind of Buffy's fault. Sorry.
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Re: The Jabverse: An O.C. Thread (The Infinite Sadness, Vampires)

Post by Jabroniville » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:06 am

So I'm totes gonna run a game in this universe, I think, but I'm thinking- do I need to do an "Interested?" thread first, or go right to recruiting?


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Aggro

Post by Jabroniville » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:56 pm

A balding, tall-ish "fireplug"-shaped big guy with a yellow singlet with blue fire on it.

AGGRO
Hgt:
6'4" Wgt: 450 lbs.
Role: Big Dumb Powerhouse
PL 10 (130)
STRENGTH
9 STAMINA 9 AGILITY 0
FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 0
INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE 0

Skills:
Deception 2 (+2)
Expertise (Criminal) 4 (+4)
Intimidation 8 (+8)

Advantages:
Close Combat, Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Unarmed), Ranged Attack 2

Powers:
"Aggro Field" Affliction 10 (Will; Entranced/Compelled/Controlled) (Extras: Reaction +3, Area- 60ft. Burst +2, Selective) (Flaws: Limited to Aggression, Untargeted) [50]
"Raw Toughness" Protection 1 (Extras: Impervious 5) [6]

Offense:
Unarmed +9 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
Aggro Field +10 Area (+10 Affliction, DC 20)
Initiative +0

Defenses:
Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +10 (+3 Impervious), Fortitude +9, Will +4

Complications:
Motivation (Greed)
Reputation (Bully)- Aggro is known to bully and pick on anyone less powerful than himself, especially if they're also smaller in size.

Total: Abilities: 52 / Skills: 14--7 / Advantages: 4 / Powers: 56 / Defenses: 11 (130)

-Aggro is a moderate-level fighter with the Ultimate Wrestling League (and the Intergalactic Wrestling Federation), winning the Intercontinental Title a few times. However, he is one of the most important names on the card, as he is the only one who can guarantee performances by known superheroes- with his patented "Aggro Field" (the result of alien experimentation about the roots of human aggression), he can agitate nearly anyone into a fighting state, causing them to get into public brawls with UWL wrestlers- this has allowed "honorable" people like Meteor Hammer, Mega Woman and others to fight in highly-profitable spectacles.

Jab's Notes: A means to an end, Aggro is also based off of my childhood wrestling federation- Aggro was set up more as a "Bam Bam Bigelow"-type sub-tier powerhouse, and had a huge feud with the 1-2-3 Kid (yes, I included real guys in the fed), where the powerhouse lost the IC Title in a fluke to the smaller Kid, then won the title back, then lost it again, etc., in an ongoing feud that ended up with him turning babyface against the rest of Bobby Heenan's faction. Alas, I sort of lost interest in him and dropped the character, despite the interesting story arc- something I always regretted.

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