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Postby Lightfeather » Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:31 am

As per Black Wombat's request I have created a thread for your character's backgrounds and history should you want to post it. Mine is small and needs to be reworked but I'll post the little blurb here after I log on to transcribe it.
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Postby Zahs » Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:46 pm

The moment you've all been waiting for, the mysterious origins of....

The Black Wombat!

The man known as the Black Wombat knew little when he stumbled into an aboriginal village in the Outback of Austrailia. Feverish and suffering from a rare form of amnesia, he was near death when the tribe's shaman nursed him back to health. Upon his recovery, this pale stranger accompanied the aborigines on a ritual hunt to show his gratitude for saving his life. While on this hunt, the aborigines were amazed by the stranger's speed and fighting prowess. Seeing his bloodthirsty battle frenzy, they gave him the name "White Wombat" and offered him a place in the tribe. With the Wombat's seemingly superhuman abilities, he quickly rose to a position as the tribe's leading warrior.

But this simple life of natural harmony was not to be for the unusual stranger. One fateful night, the Wombat and his hunting party returned to an unwelcome reception. The village had been slaughtered, and the perpetrators were lying in ambush. A fierce battle raged, and the stresses unleashed a previously unknown ability -- claws! When the night was still, the 5th column assault squad lay dead - along with all of the aborigines. Searching for clues, the Wombat discovered that the fascists came from Paragon City. As the sole survivor of that terrible night, he changed his name to "Black Wombat" and set off to Paragon City to find answers... and vengeance.
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Postby Munki » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:31 am

Nikolas Serbiev was always somewhat of a wonder in his native land of Russia. He was a towering 8 foot, 5 inches. He was quite a patriot, and joined the military at the age of 18. The military had problems placing him at first. But he had plenty of skills and intelligence, so he was placed in the Special Forces.

Nikolas continued his training, but never saw active duty. Another branch of the military had their eyes on him. The research and development branch desired to expirament and test on Nikolas to create a super soldier. Not wishing to give his body to science, Nikolas refused.

However they were not to be persuaded so easily. In a carefully planned training 'accident', Nikolas wound up killing one of his fellow squadmates. He was immediately court marshelled and thrown in jail, with his head to 'be on the chopping block' within 2 weeks time.

As planned, the research and development arm was able to 'aquire' Nikolas in exchange for his life. In a rather hi-tech lab they performed many expiraments on his body. The main expirament was using a special serum they had concocted using Silverback Ape DNA. The serum ended up increasing Nikolas's endurance and strength by a large margin.

Then, devices were implanted in his body to control his pain receptors. The result was that Nikolas was now an almost unstoppable tank... he felt little to no pain and regenerated at an above normal rate.

Sick of what his life had become, Nikolas decided to break out of his new prison. Stealing some gauntlets that used latent energy in the air to enhance the destructive power of ones punches, he managed to break out and flee the country. He traveled to America, to Paragon City. It was here that he began his new life, as a protector of innocent. Deciding to go by the name Primate, he now helps watch over this troubled city, ready to face any and all challenges it throws his way.
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Postby Jae » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:02 pm

I really suck at roleplay and stories, but here is my shot for Nanny Apple.

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Nannette Appel was found as an infant in the destroyed city of Baumton shortly after the Rikti invasion. She was taken in and raised by a kindly Crey researcher, Dr. Edwin Appel. Under his tutiledge, young Nannette grew to be an intelligent young woman, even graduating from the Crey Junior Academy at the top of her class.

But as time went by, Nannette grew curious about her roots. She wondered what her biological family would have been like. Did she have any siblings? Did she look like her mother? Her father? So Nannette turned to Dr. Appel, the man who found her in the rubble of her original home and raised her as his own.
Seeing his adopted daughter in anxiety was too much for Dr. Appel, and he shared what he knew about Nannette's real family. Nannette's biological parents were undoubtedly dead, killed in the explosion that destroyed their house. Her older sister and only sibling, Airyn Laine, was missing at the time and was also presumed dead.

This was not enough for Nannette. Against her adoptive father's wishes, Nannette withdrew her application to the Crey Graduate University and began researching biotechnology. She applied to Crey research and was accepted to be a test subject for technological alteration of the human body to accept fire manipulation, again despite Dr. Appel's protest.

Upon her release from the research facility, Nannette began looking into the Rikti and their origins. Then one day she disappeared from her residence, only leaving behind a letter which Dr. Appel found on her bed:

"Dad. I'm sorry I had to leave like this. All these years I've always wanted to make a difference in the world, and now I have my chance. I want to make a difference against the Rikti because we can't live in fear of them any longer. I want to do it for Paragon, for you, for my biological parents and for my sister Airy.

Don't worry Dad, I'll be back soon I promise. Thank you so much for taking care of me throughout the years. I owe everything to you and I'm really going to miss you. As soon as the Rikti conflict is over, I will be back. And hopefully I'll find Airy too. Take care of yourself. Love, Nanny."

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Postby Baile » Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:17 pm

I liked Zah's story so much, I asked him to write one for me and I'm so pleased with it, I have to share it here.

Baile's Origin

While working on her thesis in Celtic History, Prissy Parson was
doing research in an old English castle on Arthurian legend. It was here
that she stumbled across an ancient ring in a secret chamber of
the castle marked with the initials "M. L. F."
Unbeknownst to miss Parson, a group of relic-hunting necromancers
belonging to the Circle of Thorns were searching for this very ring,
for it was in fact imbued with the spirit of Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's
infamous nemesis. Tracing the ring back to Prissy, these mystics abducted her and returned to their sanctum deep beneath Paragon City, where they planned to perform a diabolical ritual to bind Le Fay's spirit to Prissy's body.
Luckily, this vile plot did not go unnoticed by the heroes of
M.A.G.I., who informed Numina, one of the city's greatst magic users. Numina arrived just in time to stop the ritual and rescue Parsons, but not before Le Fay's soul was released.
This has left Prissy in a constant state of psychic struggle with
Le Fay for control of the flesh they share. However, Parson has also been
endowed with the considerable magical talents contained within Le Fay's
essence. She has since taken up the mantle of the hero known as Baile, and, with Numina's help, is learning to gain further control over the enchantress trapped within her mind.
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Postby Lightfeather » Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:35 am

This one isn't much of a story but I made it fast:

GoldenDelicious, plucked in the prime of her life found that second chances are as delectable as apple pie. With her newfound powers she sweetens any day with her apple-y goodness.
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Postby Screwtape » Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:48 am

Ph34r the L4m3n3ss, puny mortals...

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Screwtape, once a demon of proud nobility in the underworld, was banished to the world of the living for permitting a mortal to intercept a number of letters he had sent to his nephew, Wormwood (see The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis). The letters contained the weaknesses the demons used to exploit the souls of the living, thereby leaving the underworld at a disadvantage. Luckily most of humanity saw it as nothing more than a socio-religious critique and paid no heed. However, this would not free Screwtape nor Wormwood of their fates. They were sent to the world of the living where they were forced to help the good in order to return to their rightful place in the underworld. Wormwood has since disappeared and Screwtape thrives to return to his home. However, with the growing threat of an unknown menace, a number of superpowered villains with the same manpower as the heroes, Screwtape is beginning to consider joining with this menace, in hopes that one day he will have the power to return, not to his rightful place, but to slay he who banished him, and become ruler of the underworld.
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Postby Flac » Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:59 am

Well here's my oneshot:
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Disciple, master, and creator of the art of Oost. The dragon to the tiger, the polar opposite of the Tsoo. He family was tortured and murdered mercilessly before his very eyes in a "routine" Tsoo raid. He followed them, mimicing their arts then perversing them to his own ends. He was caught many times and left for dead but never gave defying the very death that stared him in the eyes. Each escape has only made him stronger on his endless persuit.
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Postby Railgun » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:08 pm

Here are my origins. :) Enjoy :wink:

Railgun:
Pre-Rikti invasion, Richard Rail, was a test pilot for a revolutionary weapon system being developed by the U.S. military. The revolutionary battle armor and assault rifle weapon system would give a single man the fire power of an entire company. The day of the final test was also the day of the Rikti invasion. The secret test facility was one of the first targets hit by the Rikti. Richard Rail fought valiantly but alone was no match for the Rikti. Every other soul at the test facility was killed. Richard Rail took the name of Railgun and continues to fight to this day.


MidnightBlade:
Always believing in the greater good, Rich Blades decided to do what he can for his city. Training himself to Olympic levels of physical conditioning he picked up a modern titanium-alloy sword and swung into action as MidnightBlade!

Justice is swift and sharp!
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Postby Lightfeather » Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:28 pm

The Legendary Resplendent Feather

Lily Jennings knew something was not quite right when she could actually heal
Boo-boos just by kissing them. Fearing she'd be discovered and locked up in the name of science or kidnapped and used to heal rebel fighters in some god-forsaken country, she hardened her resolve and crafted an alter ego. Feather, Defender of the weak and Healer of the Injured.

(that's all that I have right now. I'll be more creative later ><)
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Postby Lightfeather » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:29 am

hahah I went and did it. I made a blaster... Fire/Fire ><

Plume

Rose Jennings is a twin. I guess you could call her the 'Evil' twin though she isn't really all that bad. Her sister is Lily Jennings aka Feather, an Empathy Defender. Rose loves her sister very much and though they share many things so far the way they look and sound go, their dispositions are very different. Rose has a temper and at the tender age of sixteen manifested itself in the form of fire. A very very BIG fire. Lily was there to clean up the mess as per usual and this embarrassed and infuriated Rose.

Later that night Rose overheard her parents talking about sending her someplace where she could be controlled. Rose left in the night vowing never to be caught, controlled or cleaned up after ever again. She wanted to learn to control HERSELF. She didn't need anyone else to do it for her. She took the name Plume to spite her sister because a plume IS a feather... an especially a large and showy one. It's also describes an upwelling of molten material from the earth's mantle and for someone who gets so hot under the collar it was a fitting name.

(I was so pissed that it cut off at the word someone in the very last sentance so I had to cut out that bit about being like hot molten lava. GRRR)

/edit yay solved the problem. Took out the sentance "She wanted to learn to control HERSELF. She didn't need anyone else to do it for her." and was able to fit that last sentance in. YAR!
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Postby blingwolf » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:24 pm

GAH, I'm so gad demmed proud of myself, I have a whole Beauty of Kent family!!!222111`!!!!31294

So, I took some CoH time to make myself a family. Right now, the husband's bio is unwritten, but I got to write the kids' and my own. I wrote them all in first person, because I wanted to get creative with their dialects. :D

The Magnificent Beauty of Kent: (The mother)

YouI've probably seen me before, I am a constant patroller of Paragon City, especially since my twins have now begun their hunting for hellions among us. Have you seen them? Kent's Beauty and Kent's Beast. My babies, my girl and my boy. If you've seen them, I'll bet you've seen my husband, Kent Beauty, we're quite the heroic family, that's for sure. I worry about them all so much, risking their lives, day after day. I always insist that they wear the family emblem. The ancient magic keeps them safe. They protest but they know it's for the best. But then again, I've been worried about them since they day I took on too many of those Luminous Eidolons, the doctors were worried that I wouldn't pull through, or worse, lose my babies. Instead, it gureenteed that they would take on the family profession. Hey, if you seen them around, check the time, I only let them stay up until 10:00. I don't like the way things get after dark.


Kent's Beauty: (The daughter)

I might look familiar to you, and that may or may not be because you've seen my mother, Beauty of Kent, my father, Kent Beauty, or my brother, Kent's Beast. My brother and I are twins, although he is much larger than I, because mom was exposed to a nearly lethal dose of radiation while she was preganant with the two of us. Beast recieved the greater portion of the exposure and can tap into his control over his mutation more easily than I. I inherited Mother's magic orgin whilest Beast takes after Dad's mutation, but we both look like Mom. Dad encourages us to fight crime and rid Paragon of evil, but Mom worries and discourages us as much as possible. Even still, Mom insists that if we must go out, Beast and I have to wear the family emblem, to protect ourselves from horrific death. Mothers, jeez.


Kent's Beast: (The son)

I bet you've seen my Ma, my Dad or my sis around Paragon. We're a crime-fighting sorta family, that's for sure. My Ma, Beauty of Kent, she's pretty famous, she's saved a lot of people, my Dad, well, he's not as well known, he would mainly do stuff for the government people, hush-hush sorta stuff. He and Ma met on a Dr. Vahzilok mish, can you believe it, my Ma beat Dr. Vahzilok himself! I was awful proud of her for that. My sis and I are twins, but we don't look nothing alike, even tho we both look like Ma. I got a larger dose of radiation from the Luminous Eidolons that Ma fought when she was preganant with us than sis did, so I'm more mutated, I guess. My eyes glow, and I can do more stuff with the radiation than sis, but she figured out how to heal people and stuff. I'm better at killing things tho. We make a good team. I wish we didn't have to wear the stupid moon thing, but Ma makes us. She's all like, "The family magic will protect you from harm, blah, blah, blah."
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