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Re: PALLADIUM STUDIOS 3e: Now Hiring(Recruitment Thread)

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Okay, I'm basically done with my submission, and I'm going to put up the sheet in my next post. I need to finish typing in the end of her background, but everything else is ready, and there should be enough to enter the selection arena. I'll probably post my other idea as well- not as an official pitch, but for the sake of completeness (and maybe a guest star, as another member of the 100, since I spent all that time building her).

Natasha Rabinowitz got her start as a child actress, but that ended in disaster and years of institutionalized therapy. A clever therapist used Tasha's talented voice to unlock her self-confidence, and she has started to develop a real career as a voice actor. Right now, she is really looking for a solid job- her mother (who is also her agent) insists... The Palladium Studios reopening, with their intent to mix animation and live action, seemed like an ideal opportunity.

Tasha is fairly shy and quiet- unless she is speaking in somebody else's voice (or just a made-up one). She is smart, with a remarkable intuitive learning skill and a near-perfect memory- and an insider's knowledge of the entertainment industry. She is a very skilled voice actor, and that alone would be enough to make her notable. But the Palladium Event has given her an ability to warp reality- and turned a youthful fascination with Hide-And-Seek into something far more powerful...
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Re: PALLADIUM STUDIOS 3e: Now Hiring(Recruitment Thread)

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Revised Submission 1:
-Totally not a Mad Scientist (maybe a slightly annoyed one, but not Mad- not yet); she was at the studio after hearing (who knows where) that the brilliant but eccentric (and reclusive) Dr. Feldon was going to be there... With her improved intelligence, she has built some stuff, but not a full battlesuit- it has only been a few days.


Pulsar

PL 9/ PP 135 (Unspent 0)
-HP: 1

Real name: Magdelena Minerva Rossi
Codename/nickname/other aliases: Pulsar, Maggie
Concept/archetype: Energy projector, not-quite-mad scientist
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 105
Hair: Black (cut short and severe)
Eyes: Grey
Skin: Olive tone (Hispanic/mediterranean)

GAME STATS:
Abilities: (34pp)
STR -1 / STA 5 / DEX 1 / AGI 2
FGT 0 / INT 8 / AWE 2 / PRE 0

Defenses: (14 pp)
Toughness: +5 (STA 5)(+6 With Suit; Up to +8 with Force Field)
Parry: +4 (FGT 0, +4pp)(+6 with Force Field; +10 with Flight and Force Field)
Dodge: +4 (AGI 2, +2pp)(+6 with Force Field; +10 with Flight and Force Field)
Fortitude: +5 (STA 5, +0pp)
Will: +10 (AWE 2, +8pp)
-Reinforced Force field: T12 (Impervious 12), P6, D6

Immunity: Fear, Disease, Environmental radiation
Immunity (Half effect): Aging, Poison, Need for sleep, Starvation/thirst

Offense:
Initiative: +8
Close attack: +0
Ranged attack: +1

>Specific attacks:
-Basic unarmed: +0, DC 14 (-1)
-TTK Unarmed: +2, DC 25 (+10)
-Force bolt: +10, DC 23 (+8), Crit 19-20, Ranged 40/80/200)
-Force pulse: +10, DC 18 FORT (Affliction), Crit 19-20, Ranged 80/200/400

Skills: (24 sp= 12pp)
>Trained: Acrobatics +3 (1sp), Athletics +1 (2sp), Deception +1 (1sp), Insight +3 (1sp), Investigation +10 (2sp; +16 Well-informed about Science/Tech matters); Perception +5 (3sp), Persuasion +1 (1sp), Technology +12 (4sp, Mastery), Vehicles +2 (1sp)

>Combat skills: Ranged combat (Force array) +2 (1sp), Ranged combat (Throwing) +1 (0sp), Close combat (unarmed) +0 (0sp)

>Expertise skills: College student (Profession) +9 (1sp); Science +12 (4sp); SCIENCE! +9 (1sp), Pop culture +9 (1sp; +13 Science fiction)

>Untrained (Eidetic memory, Jack of all trades): Intimidate +0, Sleight of hand +1, Stealth +2, Treatment +8

Advantages: (22 pp)
>Base: Benefit x1 (Money- Well off), Connected, Equipment x6, Fearless, Great endurance, Languages x2 (Spanish, Japanese), Luck x1, Move-by action, Well-informed

>Hyperbrain Advantages: Eidetic memory, Inventor, Jack of all trades, Skill mastery x2 (Technology, Expertise- Science), Speed of thought, Uncanny dodge

>Enhanced Advantages (bought as Powers): None (So far)

>Equipment (30ep): (14+11+5 unspent)
-basic (14 ep): custom motorcycle leathers (Protection 1, subtle- does not stack with Powers; 2ep), Toolkit (Technology, fine quality/+2; 2ep), Flashlight, multitool, Smartphone (Encrypted, with camera, GPS, police scanner app; 6ep), extra burner phone, Modified messenger bag (1ep, holds helmet and gauntlets)

-modified motorcycle helmet (11ep total): rebreather, flash goggles, secure wifi hotspot (2ep), smartphone jack/hands-free link, link to Gauntlets sensor, HUD, Radio receiver, time sense, distance sense/rangefinder, feature (voice disguise)

-To Add: Lab/workshop

POWERS 1- Personal: (14pp)
>Mundane talents:
-Senses 1: Direction sense; (1pp)
-Skill focus 2: Expertise- Pop culture +4, Limited- Science fiction genre; (1pp)
-Skill focus 3: Investigation +6, Limited 1- only for Well-informed checks, Limited 2- only checks related to Science and/or Technology matters or people; (1pp)

>Hyperbrain:
-Quickness 2, Limited-mental only; (1pp)
-Senses 1: Awareness (Dimensional); (1pp)

>Stress adaptation:
-Regeneration 1, +Persistent; (2pp)
-Immunity 2: Disease, environmental radiation; (2pp)
-Immunity 4 (Half effect): Aging, Need for sleep, Poison, Starvation/thirst; (2pp)

>Zero point energy Tap (Array):
-Flight 1, +Precise, -Activation 1 (Move); (2+1-1= 2pp, base power)
-(AE) Move object 1, +Precise, +Subtle, -Diminished range 2 (5/10/25 per rank); (2+1+1-2= 2pp,+1pp/ AE)

>Powers 2- Device: (39pp)
(Pulsar Gauntlets-tm)
>Base cost= 45pp -9pp Removable= 36 +3pp features= 39 total PP
-Device Features: Personal (+2, self only), Duplicate item (+1, can use either gauntlet interchangably; both must be removed to lose powers)

>Device abilities (45pp)
-Feature 1/ AI Assistant; (1pp)(Rather limited SO FAR; Links to Equipment/helmet systems)
-Enhanced Advantages 2: Accurate attack, Power attack; Limited- only for Device/ Array powers; (1pp)

>Zero Field Manipulation (Array; 31 base, +9 Dynamic +3 AE= 43pp)
-Tactile TK (Base power, Dynamic): Enhanced STR +11 (10 total), +Powerlift 2 (12), Affects Insubstantial 1 (half power), +Reach 1 (5'), +Feature 1 (Hands like tools), +Feature 1 (Can use STR without normal grip/leverage), +Linked/ Enhanced Advantages 3 (Close combat x2, Improved Smash); (22+2+1+1+1+1+3= 31pp base, +1 Dynamic base= 32pp)

-Enhanced Flight (AE, Dynamic): +Enhanced Flight +7 (8 total; 500mph), ++Enhanced Flight +6, -Distracting (14 total; 32000mph), +Space travel 1, +Movement 1 (Environmental adaptation- high altitude), +Enhanced Advantage 1 (Favored Environment- flying/open air), +Enhanced Advantages 2 (+Evasion1, Improved Defense; Limited- while flying), +Enhanced Defenses 8 (Dodge +4, Parry +4; Limited- while flying), +Enhanced Skill 2 (Acrobatics +4; Limited- while flying); (14+6+2+2+1+1+4+1= 31pp; +2pp D/AE)

-Force Field (AE, Dynamic): Protection +3 (8 total), +Enhanced Defenses 4 (Dodge +2, Parry +2), +Immunity 7 (Friction heat, Own slams, Environmental cold, Environmental Low pressure/vacuum, Need to breathe- all/2); +Reinforced field stability: Protection +4 (12 total; locks out Flight-based Agility), +Impervious 12; (3+4+7+4+12= 30pp; +2pp D/AE)

-Energy spectrum analysis (AE, Dynamic): Senses 9 (Detect Energy, +Ranged, +Acute, +Analytic, +Counters concealment 5/All), +Senses 4 (Radio sense- base Acute, Radius, Ranged; +Accurate, +Extended x1); +Concealment 2 (Radio senses) +Area/Cloud x1; +Senses 1 (Ultravision- linked to helmet); (9+4+6+1= 20pp, +2pp D/AE)

-Focal Point Manipulation: Move object 12, -Diminished range x1 (10/25/50 per rank), +Affects insubstantial x2 (full), +Accurate x2 (+4= +6 total), +Precise, +Split x1; 24-1+2+2+1+1= 29pp; +2pp D/AE)

-Control field (AE): Move Object 6, +Area: Burst x1, +Selective, -Reduced Range- Close, +Affects insubstantial x2 (Full); +Environment 1 (Impede movement 2, +Selective x2); (2+1+1-1= 3/rank x6= 18 +2 +4= 24pp, +1pp/ AE)

-Zero bolt (AE): Ranged damage 8, +Accurate x4 (+8= +10 total), +Affects insubstantial x2 (Full), +Precise, +Improved critical x1, -Diminished range x2 (5/10/25 per rank); (16+4+2+1+1-2= 22pp; +1pp/ AE)(To Add: Dynamic, +Multiattack)

-Zero Pulse (AE): Ranged Affliction 8, +Accurate x4 (+8= +10 total), +Extra condition, +Linked Advantage (Improved Critical x1), -Diminished range x1 (10/25/50 per rank); (24+4+1-1= 28pp; +1pp/ AE); (Resist= FORT 18, Recover= FORT 18; Dazed +Impaired/ Stunned +Disabled/ Incapacitated)
(To Add: Burst Affliction, Flinging gust, Portal teleport/dimensional travel), Nullify

>BACKGROUND:
-History: Magdalena was born in Boston. Her father is a native Spaniard , an astrophysicist who moved to then US to Do research at MIT. Her mother is Italian-American, part of an extended family who run a restaurant in the North End- it was Esteban's favorite restaurant, and the meeting was entirely a happy coincidence- happy for Esteban and Lucia, anyway; her family was NOT pleased by the match. They were even less pleased by the marriage a year later- and only a little pleased by the word of a daughter a year after that.

By then, Esteban and Lucia were living in a nice house in Cambridge- he was teaching as little as he could, so he could pursue his research into quasars, and she was working in the administrative offices down the road at Harvard. From her earliest days, Magdalena was a bright and inquisitive child- which her parents were glad to encourage. By the time she was 12, the garage out back had been converted to a workshop- her father liked to tinker just a bit in his spare time, and Magdalena began to work on projects of her own. She went to a science-focused charter school, and collected honors at every science fair she could enter. It broke her parents' hearts just a tiny bit when she decided not to attend MIT herself, instead choosing to travel all the way across the country to go to Caltech.

Her first few years went by in a rather predictable blur- Magdalena was an excellent student, even by Caltech standards, and she finished her undergraduate degree in Applied Physics in three years- her only relaxation was a constant stream of science-fiction books, television, and movies with various nerdy groups around campus. Luckily Hollywood was right around the corner- there were all kinds of lectures and outings to special effects studios, production facilities, and even movie premieres. Caltech was a great place to be a scientist, even a Brain among brains- but it was also a terrific place to be a Nerd.

Magdalena was in the first year of her Doctoral program when rumors started to swirl that the brilliant but reclusive (and maybe a bit weird) Doctor Jarrod Feldon would be in town for some kind of movie studio event. Magdalena was lucky enough to get an invite from one of her computer-jockey acquaintances. Most of the people at the event were there to land jobs- but she was after a much rarer prize.

She was wandering through the food court in search of Doctor Feldon when the incident happened- luckily she was blown clear of the worst damage instead of being absorbed into That Thing. She was dazed and disoriented for a while, but didn't seem to have been Changed, like some of the witnesses- she was released from the CDC quarantine with a number of other unaffected bystanders.

It took a little while for her to realize that she had been changed after all- and she wasn't about to call the CDC back- those soldier goons had been a real turn-off. But the new situation did kick her research interests into overdrive...


>Complications:
-Scientific curiousity/ excellence (Motivation): Magdelena has always been a curious young woman- when presented with a problem or a puzzle, it is hard for her to resist. Her ultimate goal is to use such research to make the world better- but in the end, it is the research, the finding out, the SOLVING which is the real draw for her. The Incident, and its aftermath, present a puzzle like no other- and even with her improved intellect solving this puzzle is going to keep her busy for a while.

-Identity (Secret): Magdalena is a grad student at Caltech- she has academic obligations, both in her classes and various research projects, including a part-time job as a TA and lab assistant. She doesn't want anyone to know who she is, or what happened- at leat not until she has figured it out for herself.

-Relationship (Roommates): Magdalena has three other roommates who share an apartment near campus. Two of them are fellow Caltech grad students, and one is a recent graduate and computer expert for a major studio's special effects department. There are the evolving friendships, petty rivalries, and occasional friction one might find in any similar arrangement. Maybe one of them wants or needs something (anything from an errand done to a partnership on a project), or maybe someone tries to get to Magdelena through them, if they have discovered her identity...

-"Don't become a Mad Scientist/supervillain" (Responsibility): Magdalena has a tendency to take thing seriously, almost all the time. In conversation she tends to wander into scientific jargon, or break into stern-sounding lectures. She is also deeply interested in her scientific endeavors, and much less interested in people and their feelings. It would be all to easy for her to drift down a villainous (or at least indifferent) path. She is basically a good-hearted person and wants to make the world a better place- but her opinion of "Better" and her methods might need some work. She could be presented with an ethical dilemma related to her research, or the development (or use) of her powers...

-Zero point conduit: Magdalena has become a conduit for an unusual form of energy related to the Incident. While it has some similarities to the normal spectrum of electromagnetic energy, it also has some fascinating differences. In addition to her own research into the matter, others might be interested in this unusual energy as well. Perhaps to simply study it- or perhaps to harness the energy for their own ends (and they might not be nice about it). In addition, the energy itself is a bit unpredictable- especially in the presence of strong electromagnetic fields; she probably shouldn't get an MRI, and she might not want to spend too much time around Chelsea (for both their sakes- maybe they might dampen one anothers powers, or experience explosive synergy). Her inventions and devices tend to rely on this energy- no one else could make them work right (or even understand HOW they work- except for Doctor Feldon).

-Hyperbrain (Power Loss): While her energy abilities are the most obvious change she has undergone, Magdelena has also experienced a quantum leap in her intellectual abilities- her brain has improved to the edge of human capability (or just a bit beyond). Anything that cuts off her dimensional 'conduit' would also weaken her new intellectual powers. If her dimensional ability is Nullified, her INT drops to 5, and her hyperbrain Advantages all become Unreliable- she is still incredibly smart, but no longer superhumanly so. Certain drugs or mental effects which might hunder her ability to focus might produce similar effects.

Description: Magdalena is a small and slender young woman. She has glossy black hair, typically worn in a rather severe short cut (After an incident in high school), striking grey eyes, and a slight olive cast to her skin courtesy of her ancestry. She rarely wears much make-up or jewelry and tends to dress in a serious, formal fashion- she also usually displays a serious, even sour expression, and despite her small size, she is often mistaken for someone much older. It is only among close friends (or other science-fiction nerds) that she tends to relax or smile.

In her newly altered state, she is capable of producing a small amount of unusual energy- this manifests as a soft silvery glow, shot through with thin multicolored fractal lines, rather like the residual "rainbow vomit" substance around the damage INC device. When boosted by her gauntlets, the energy aura is substantially more noticeable.

In the time since the Incident, she has produced a few helpful gadgets, and acquired a protective bodysuit (a repurposed suit of motorcycle leathers), and a heavily modified motorcycle helmet. But her primary invention has been a set of electronic regulator units, styled as wrist-and-forearm gauntlets, which allow her to store and focus the energy she produces. Obviously a battlesuit is next, right?

Point Accounting: Abilities 34pp; +Defenses 14pp; +Skills 12pp; +Advantages 22pp; +Powers (Personal) 14pp; +Powers (Device) 39pp= 135/ 135pp
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Re: PALLADIUM STUDIOS 3e: Now Hiring(Recruitment Thread)

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Re: PALLADIUM STUDIOS 3e: Now Hiring(Recruitment Thread)

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>Revised Submission 2:
-Little Miss Badass, rookie stuntwoman, expert martial artist, ready to rumble

Renegade

PL 9/ PP 135 (Unspent 0)
-HP: 1

Real name: Erin Maria Jackson
Codename/nickname/other aliases: Ren
Concept/archetype: Scrapper/ martial artist
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 130
Hair: Black, cut short and spiky
Eyes: Brown
Skin: Caucasian/olive (very visible scar on her neck)
(Typically a stone-faced or sour expression, almost never smiles)


Ren comes from a troubled background, but she has made great strides n putting that behind her. With back ground in gymnastics and martial arts, she has begun to forge a career as a stuntwoman- her interest in parkour is, so far, really more of a hobby. For the most part, she tends to specialize in fight scenes and falls, but she will take whatever work is available- she is too new to the scene to be really picky. She supplements her income with a bit of training work (either fitness or self-defense), but her inability to speak means this is less frequent.

The Palladium Incident has increased her physical abilities to the edge of human potential (or, perhaps, slightly beyond that) but she is not OBVIOUSLY superhuman. While she heals unnaturally quickly, for instance, she seems unable to heal injuries which happened before the Incident- and while she is far stronger than she looks, she can't juggle cars (or even lift them).

GAME STATS:
Abilities: (74 pp)
STR 4 / STA 5 / DEX 2 / AGI 12
FGT 12 / INT 2 / AWE 2 / PRE -2

Defenses: (6 pp)
Toughness: +5 (STA 5)(+6 with Defensive Roll)
Parry: +12 (FGT 12, +0pp)
Dodge: +12 (AGI 12, +0pp)
Fortitude: +5 (STA 5, +0pp)
Will: +8 (AWE 2, +6pp)

Immunity: Fear
Immunity (Half effect): Aging, Disease, Poison, Need for sleep

Offense:
Initiative: +12
Close attack: +12
Ranged attack: +3

>Specific attacks:
-Throw something: +4, DC Variable (up to 19/+4)
-Martial arts (Unarmed strike): +12, DC 21 (+6), crit 19-20
-Grab: +12
-Trip: +12, DC 29 (Acrobatics or Athletics)

Skills: (24 sp= 12 pp)
>Trained: Acrobatics +18 (6sp, Mastery), Athletics +5 (1sp, Mastery), Deception -1 (1sp), Insight +3 (1sp; Assessment +7), Investigate +3 (1sp), Perception +3 (1sp), Sleight of hand +3 (1sp), Stealth +13 (1sp), Technology +3 (1sp), Treatment +3 (1sp), Vehicles +3 (1sp)

>Combat skills: Ranged combat (Throwing) +4 (1sp), Ranged combat (handgun) +3 (0sp), Close combat (Unarmed) +12 (0sp), Close combat (grab) +12, Close combat (Trip) +12

>Expertise skills: Stuntwoman (Profession) +5 (3sp), Martial arts +4 (2sp), Streetwise +5 (3sp), Pop culture +3 (1sp)

>Untrained: Intimidation -2, Persuasion -2

Advantages: (24pp)
>Base: Agile feint, Assessment, Benefit x1 (Ambidexterity), Defensive roll x1, Equipment x2, Evasion x1, Great endurance, Hide in plain sight, Improved critical x1 (Unarmed), Improved Trip, Languages x2 (Spanish, ASL), Luck x1, Move-by action, Power attack, Quick draw, Ranged combat x1, Skill mastery x2 (Acrobatics, Athletics), Sweeping strike, Takedown x1, Throwing mastery x1, Uncanny dodge

>Enhanced Advantages (bought as Powers): N/A (So far)

>Equipment (10 ep): Smartphone (with camera, GPS, Dragon/diction app), flash goggles, burner phone, Phrase/flash cards and marker, multitool, +1ep unspent (saving up for a bicycle).

>POWERS: (19pp)
>Mundane talents:
-Sense 1: Direction sense; (1pp)
-Skill focus 2: Insight +4, Limited: Only for Assessment; (1pp)
-Martial artist: Close damage STR +2, Unarmed; (2pp)
-Determined: Immunity 6 (Half effect); Fear, Interaction effects (5); (3pp)

>Parkour!:
-Movement 1: Environmental adaptation (Urban); (2pp)
-Movement 4: Sure-footed 2, Safe fall, Wall-crawling 1; All Limited: Only when moving in suitable urban environments; (4pp)
-Speed 1; (1pp)
-Leaping 1; (1pp)

>Healing factor:
-Regeneration 1, +Persistent; (2pp)
-Immunity 4 (Half effect): Aging, Disease, Poison, Need for sleep; (2pp)


BACKGROUND:
History: Erin Jackson was born and raised in Gary, IN- functionally part of the Chicago metropolitan area, and a city that has a well-deserved reputation as being made up entirely of "the bad part of town". Both of her parents were ex-bikers, with a number of unsavory contacts and habits. Erin (or as her parents called her "Little Wren", (a small and inconspicuous bird with a loud call, which turned out to a pretty appropriate nickname) was the youngest child in the family, with six older brothers. As one might expect, Erin grew up to be a bit of a tomboy- she made up for small size with an aggressive attitude. Instead of being protective, her older brothers tended to drag her along on their misadventures as soon as she was old enough. Her attitude might help draw attention away from them, and well, people just tended to go easier on a little girl that they would on any of the already infamous Jackson brothers...

Her parents made some half-hearted attempts to steer her towards more "girly" interests- dance and music classes were abandoned immediately, but she stuck to the gymnastics classes until she was 12, after the incident with her oldest brother Henry. With Erin and middle brother Edgar in tow, Henry had been carrying some contraband through a rougher-than-normal part of Chicago, and the locals decided to beat a lesson into him. Henry stayed behind to let Edgar and Erin get away. Edgar was kind of a weakling and Erin WANTED To help, but hadn't really learned to fight beyond childish roughhousing- and that cost Henry his life, as the beating turned fatal.

Erin, of course, blamed herself- conflating the inability to fight with cowardice. That would have been bad enough, except that her parents and her other brothers (even Edgar, who had been there) seemed like they blamed her too- maybe they weren't really, but Erin was sure that they were. And THAT was the end of gymnastics classes- but the gymnastics school shared a building with a dojo. Goodbye gymnastics, hello kung fu.

As it turned out, Erin had a talent for martial arts- the physical gifts that had fueled her gymnastics carried over, and she had the rare gift that few casual martial artists did; once a fight started, she could just throw the switch and GO! Admittedly, this wasn't great in amateur level sparring, but it would help her in the future (or so her sensei told her, right before he banned her from his classes). But that was not the only place in town.

With a little experience, Erin quickly got into more trouble, with and without her brothers- fights in school led to petty crime, from trespassing to shoplifting. The first few incidents got her a stern talking talking to- but one store security guy with a broken arm later, she was headed to juvenile hall. At first, she tried to fit in, seeking acceptance the same way she always had- by causing trouble or helping others do so. She fell in with a rough crowd in juvie- and hurt somebody to stay with them.

Which is, in the end, what changed her life- saved it, in fact, by the surest method possible, by ALMOST killing her. The person that she hurt had friends of her own- they caught Erin alone and beat her up, then cut her throat and left her for dead. She SHOULD have died that night- no one was quite sure why she didn't- the cut had been deep and savage, and had almost destroyed her voicebox, but somehow it hadn't opened up the major blood vessels in her throat.

So she lived, but she would carry the scars for the rest of her life. She was put in a medical ward, and allowed to heal. One of the night nurses had a fondness for Hong Kong action movies, and with nothing else to do, Erin started watching. Her family hadn't been much into movie watching, and certainly nothing like this- she was quickly enthralled. She saw the physicality she recognized from her own fighting training- but also the grace of her gymnastics days, and the complicated choreography; there was even a measure of slapstick comedy from time to time. She kept watching throughout her bed-ridden recovery, and her slow physical rehabilitation. To the extent her situation allowed, she trained, regaining her strength and her mobility. She could feel the old anger, still deep inside her, but it did not drive her like it had before. She had, in her own way, come to an acceptance of herself, which required her to discard many parts of her old life, like the desperate need for approval, especially form bad people. She also decided to discard some of the worst, most toxic people in her life- her own family.

She was released from juvenile detention once she turned 18, and her youthful records were sealed. Her brother Edgar was waiting outside when she was released, with a car that probably wasn't even stolen. He was supposed to take her home- but instead he took her to the bus station. She left that day, and has never even considered going home- it would probably end in screaming anyway, a fight, somebody dead and somebody else in jail. No thanks.

She decided, in the words of a great philosopher, to "walk the Earth, like Caine from Kung Fu". But deep down, she knew she was headed to Hollywood. When she got off the bus, she gawked around like a hayseed tourist- for a few hours. Then she went looking for her people. She knew she couldn't just walk in somewhere and land a job as a stuntwoman- but she needed to eat, and to find someplace to stay. She was headed to a scruffy little dojo she had found online when she got sidetracked watching a group of parkour practitioners at play- this was fascinating, and something she hadn't really experienced. She ended up watching the group for hours, and even tried out a few moves- and she has been hooked ever since.

She didn't make it to the dojo until evening, well past dinnertime even if she hadn't had dinner, and the guy in charge just threw her into the ring to test her out. Her first opponent was a moderately experienced stuntwoman with a background in gymnastics. Their first sparring match was a very acrobatic, entertaining contest- and the basis of a quick friendship.

Over the last year, Ren and Kendall have become close friends, even sharing living space (though they are rarely both there at the same time), They have helped one another in job-hunting, and through a lot of training and practice. Kendall has turned more towards training and fitness work, while Ren has done a lot of fall work and stunt-doubling, especially during fight scenes (she hasn't worked with anybody famous- YET, but ScarJo tends to burn through stunt doubles pretty quickly...). In fact, it was one of Kendall's contacts that tipped her off to the talent call at Palladium Studios- she, in turn, passed it to Ren (since Kendall had just started a new training gig coaching female executives in a high-energy routine).

Ren was near the edge of the improvised food court when the explosion happened- though luck and her exceptional reflexes she wasn't visibly hurt, and she passed the CDC examination easily. The soldiers hassled her a little, since they aren't that different from cops, after all- Ren made herself scarce before the real cops noticed her.

She has only started to notice that she seems different- and she isn't quite sure how to handle it. She hasn't discussed it with ANYBODY, even Kendall. Not yet...

Complications:
-Criminal record (Reputation?): Ren has a juvenile criminal record- now that she is an adult, those records are supposed to have been sealed and expunged, but certain authorities with more access than normal police might be able to get them (and try to use them for leverage). In addition, the police don't have her actual records- but they can just tell she is crooked and they tend to treat her accordingly (even though she is "Rehabilitated" now); this dislike tends to run both ways... This is also why she never carries weapons, or anything that even looks like a weapon (even her multitool has a very small blade)- though this might have to change...

-Mute: Ren cannot speak, due to injuries to her throat and voicebox. She can make some degree of vocalization (Similar, in many ways, to a cat- purr, soft growl, Mew), but any kind of words are impossible. She carries a number of pre-printed note cards with common words or phrases, has a text-to-speech app on her phone, and has learned ASL, but many normal interactions are difficult or impossible for her.

-Help out/ Do good (Motivation): This used to be "Acceptance", and she got in all kinds of trouble earlier in life seeking approval and acceptance. All of that changed when she learned the one of the central tenets of a true martial artist- if one seeks acceptance, one must accept oneself; the approval of others is secondary. It also helped when she started watching action movies (especially kung fu movies- she LOVES Jackie Chan)- she learned that she could kick butt and still be a Good Guy, if her reasons were upright. She has tried to live a "Knight Errant" lifestyle ever since- channeling the anger inside her to help those in need. ("CAN I HELP?" is one of the most often used cards in her deck).

-"Hey, watch it!" (Reputation): Ren has a lot of anger inside her (even if she has learned to channel it more positively), is notably stubborn, and is prone to physical solutions to her problems- she is also Fearless, which means she has a REAL problem backing down from confrontation. She especially hates bullies, and others who prey upon the weak or defenseless. Even if badly outnumbered or outgunned, she doesn't like to step back (And if she has to back down, she might be inclined to seek vengeance on better terms- better for her that is). She also has some issues with inappropriate escalation of force (or overkill). In addition, she tends to have a very aggressive posture and body language- anyone with Assessment or Danger Sense (or similar abilities) is likely to immediately realize she is dangerous.

-Resource management (Responsibility): Ren has a place to live, and she can usually scrape together enough work to provide for her basic needs- but she doesn't have a lot of money for luxuries. She might have a harder time than normal replacing lost or broken equipment, or a financial crunch might make her take a job she otherwise wouldn't (or at least consider it).

-Relationship (Roommate- Kendall Hamilton): Ren has only been in LA for about a year. She doesn't have a real crew of friends, only a few connections here and there, like a loose group of parkour enthusiasts, a few food trucks she frequents (more because they are cheap than for quality), a dojo/gym where she works out and does a bit of helping out, and a few casual acquaintances- the most prominent of whom is her roommate Kendall (the two of them met on the dojo floor and bonded over other common interests, including a youthful background in gymnastics). They share one bedroom in a ramshackle apartment building (with their schedules they are rarely there at the same time). In fact, it was one of Kendall's friends who got Ren the potential opening at Palladium Studios- since Kendall had just landed a better job as a 'fitness trainer'. Kendall has helped Ren out a bunch of times, and Ren would be glad to do her a favor- or something. (She might also jump at the chance to make some more friends) Kendall is just about the only person Ren will really relax around (or even rarely smile)- she calls Kendall "Tigger" because of her boundless energy; Kendall calls her "Honey Badger" (or more recently, just "Honey"- Ren isn't too sure WHAT to think about that).

-Relationship (parents/family): Ren moved to Los Angeles specifically to get away from her past (and her toxic family). She is pretty sure they think she's dead- and would be perfectly happy to never see any of them as long as she lives (even her brother Edgar, the one she was closest to out of the whole pack).



Description: Ren is a rather nondescript looking young woman, just a bit under average height, with a sleek, well-toned build (that of a runner or a martial artist). She keeps her hair cut short and spiky, and tends to maintain a serious or even sour expression. Her most noticeable feature is an ugly scar on her throat, a nearly vertical mark just left of center. Since the Incident, she has displayed an eerie, almost inhuman grace to her movement- she moves more like a stalking cat than a normal person, and those with the right training WILL notice. She tends to wear comfortable athletic clothing- typically shorts, a tee shirt or tanktop over a sports bra, and sneakers; she hates wearing anything that interferes with her ability to move freely.

Point Accounting: Abilities 74pp; +Defenses 6pp; +Skills 13pp; +Advantages 25pp; +Powers 17pp= 135/ 135
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Re: PALLADIUM STUDIOS 3e: Now Hiring(Recruitment Thread)

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I like Figment pathfinderq1! She's nicely fleashed out & unfortunately show's the Downsides of being a child actor.

Just a head's up: i'm stoping submission's at Midnight Kentucky time Friday night & will have my "Elite 5" selected by Sunday(at latest). All those not picked will still have their Subs part of the Palladium 100(weither as hero or villian will be up to the 'character voice' themselves).

Any questions 'bout this, just drop me a line....:D
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Whoever gets cast, it's going to be a good soundtrack.
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Certainly.
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Looking forward to this very much.
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Got the urge to throw in some musical choices.
Admittedly most of these aren't good "Themes" for the character, but maybe for an aspect of them instead of on the whole.
Still digging through my music list, maybe I'll find more as I go along.


CaptainChaos: Kylie DeLeo ; Shard
Girl Next Door (Saving Jane)

Doctor Malsyn: Cole "CK" Kingsly; Carbon King
Invincible (Ok/Go)
Never Surrender (Corey Hart)
Champion (The Chevin)

Flynnarel: Derek Triemchek; Split-Second
Ballad of Barry Allen (Big Jim's Ego)
Don't Lose your Steam (Fred Falke Extended Remix)

Jmucchiello: Deborah Stetson Gold
Girl's Gotta Do (Jill Barber)
I Faked It (Mo Kenney)


Mrdent12: Andy Harker; Messiah
Short Change Hero (The Heavy)

Neo-Paladin: Linda McCall; Protagonist
Hit Me (The Sounds)

Pathfinderq1: Natasha Miriam Rabinowitz; Figment
Shadows of the Night (Pat Benatar)
From the Night (stars)
Inner Ninja (Classified)

Prof Weird: Maxine Suvarov
Monsters (Shinedown)

Tony Jones: Briar Logan; Incongito
I'm Still Here (John Rzeznik)
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Not bad choices Arkrite! There's still time('bout 3 hours Kentucky time) if you wanna throw your hat in...
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BONG.....

BONG....

BONG.....

Times unfortunately up Gang! I am now closing Recruitment and looking at the Submitions. I'll post the Five PC's on Sunday & start posting Sunday night. My Posting times are now Teusday's, Thursdays and Saturdays. Any game questions, drop me a PM or post it here when i turn it into the OOC thread...
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Alright Gang, these are the one's i picked for this game. Believe me when i say picking from these fantastic submission's was HARD! I'm just glad i put in the 100 clause, otherwise i'd feel really guilty :) Welp, here's THE ELITE...
GROUP SONG: We Are Heroes(Bonnie Grace)

Doctor Malsyn: Cole "CK" Kingsly; Carbon King
Theme:Sixteen Tons('Tenesse' Ernie Ford)

Flynnarel: Derek Triemchek; Split-Second
Theme:Run(Beautiful things Highsociety remix)

Mrdent12: Andy Harker; Messiah
Theme:Angel of the City(Robert Tepper)

Neo-Paladin: Linda McCall; Protagonist
Theme:Twin Size Mattress(The Front Bottoms)

Tony Jones: Briar Logan; Incongito
Theme:Bleed Magic(I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME)

I'll be posting up later tonight, so keep your eyes open...
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Yay! Thank you!
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This should be a fun game.
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