Doctor Malsyn wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:02 am
I suppose in my mind it could be either stealth and shadow based, or more like the"obscure arts" of magic. literative or figurative meanings. Also a bit of me trying to avoid refering it directly as "shadow".
Remember, the element is more about special attacks, not just a general combat style.
Using an rp I was in before for Sailor Moon where our characters with reincarnated from the anime's characters, my character was, of all things, a half japanese who was seen as a punk due to his loneristic nature and habit of beating up bullies, 'causing people to think he's just a violent punk and steer clear of him. He was reincarnated from Minako (Sailor Venus), so his element was ironically love. His signature attack was actually not his first (The GM insisted our first special attacks were the same as the characters they reincarnated from, but gave us more free reign after than), but was called Venus Heart Breaking, which happened as a golden heart of light that he punched into a shotgun blast of beams. He also eventually got the Venus Love-Me Chain which he focused the same love power through to use it as a sword that extended (Like Ivy Valentine's chain sword/whip thing). For my character, his element was love, even though it came out really as a bunch of lasers visually. He also had a heightened sense of empathy due to his connection with the original Sailor Venus. He could feel the emotions of people around, which was great for picking out people who were up to no good, but also ironic since he tended to come off as a loner due to his ineptitude at personal expression. (Which led to some really funny scenes since the GM had each character paired up with girlfriend/boyfriend NPC, and his was super outgoing, very popular girl and probably the only character who could put him on his ass without any particular effort)
This is the kind of theme exploration I am hoping to see. I could literally transplant that character into the setting I am envisioning, replacing Sailor Venus with the original tuner he is reincarnated from. His Diviner would be the chain whip belt that he can use to channel energy through like a whip or a sword (Or combination of the two), or just wield the light of love directly into energy attacks like the Heart Breaking, or Crescent Beam attacks. He has a minor power in reality linked to his element as a tuner in the form of his heightened empathy. It's also a good example of what I see as a good "punk" character. There's a lot more to him than "he's a punk". He hates bullies and fights them because he's strong enough to do so and protect others, though others just see him as a punk.
(The game I played him in was using FATE, his high concept aspect was "Punk with a heart of gold", the heart of gold representing both his connection to Sailor Venus and his overall disposition of caring about people, even if he's not the greatest at expressing it like a normal person)