Maidens of the Kaleidoscope

~Beyond the Border~ => Daiyousei's Cold Storage => Topic started by: Stuffman on October 24, 2012, 01:18:40 AM

Post by: Stuffman on October 24, 2012, 01:18:40 AM
I put all my thread titles in allcaps because it makes me feel important


Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to STUFFMAN'S CHUUNI CHALLENGE. Inspired by the delightful new anime Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (, the object of this contest is the craft the best shitty self-insert character you can manage, as if it were freshly wrought by the hands of an edgy 13-year-old weeaboo.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is twofold.

1) Write a bio about your character. The more stupidly melodramatic, the better. Be sure to include basic data like the character's titles, their different forms, their multiple hair colors, their elements, their weapons (if you have only one you're doing it wrong!), etc, and then go into detail about their dark past, how they acquired their cursed demonic powers, and the tragic burden they now bear.
2) Draw a picture of your character. This is mandatory, but fear not - the goal is to be as shitty as possible! You want to recreate the unique type of QUALITY that only an unskilled middle schooler can bring to bear. If you are actually a good artist, you should deliberately try to make your drawing bad. If you lack a scanner or anything of the sort with which to show a drawn picture, you may use MSPaint.

The rule of thumb is: Your entry should be as terrible as possible, but it should also look like as much effort went into it as possible, as if you were actually in 8th grade and thought whatever piece of crap you just made was awesome.

You may publically post your entries in this thread as you complete them.

You must have your entries in by October 31.

I will personally judge each entry and select a single winner by whatever arbitrary criteria I have in mind at the time.

The winner will get to select one of the following prizes:
- Three pictures drawn by yours truly, of whatever your heart desires.
- If you hate my art you can have a $10 Steam game instead ;_;

- Your character should be a middle schooler (maaaybe a high schooler), and of course know better than all the foolish adults around him/her.
- Remember to be as edgy as possible! Nobody can understand your character's suffering. For instance, there is no excuse for your character's parents to be alive (unless they are villains).
- In designing your character's outfit, the more black, the better. A trenchcoat is almost a given.
- Be sure to name all your weapons and special attacks. If they're unreasonably verbose, all the better. Also try using pointless, improperly used foreign words.
- Feel free to toss in references to whatever crappy anime or music you were a fan of at that time period.
- Any good chuuni character should have a FINAL FORM or ULTIMATE ATTACK. Be sure to include whatever the terrible consequences (i.e. cheap drama) for using it are.
Post by: pineyappled on October 24, 2012, 01:33:29 AM
What format does the bio have to be in?
Post by: Stuffman on October 24, 2012, 01:34:21 AM
Just a text dump is fine. If you want maximum authenticity points, put it on your picture in your own handwriting.
Post by: AnonymousPondScum on October 24, 2012, 01:35:06 AM
Post by: pineyappled on October 24, 2012, 01:42:15 AM
Just a text dump is fine. If you want maximum authenticity points, put it on your picture in your own handwriting.
I meant like a list or a text wall.
Post by: Pesco on October 24, 2012, 01:44:06 AM
- If you hate my art you can have a $10 Steam game instead ;_;

One month probation for anyone that chooses this prize.
Post by: HakureiSM on October 24, 2012, 01:49:26 AM
One month probation for anyone that chooses this prize.

Also I have not watched this, is it necessary to in order to come up with the self insert?
Post by: PX on October 24, 2012, 01:54:15 AM
Oh god I don't want to remember the shit I did back then ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Post by: Stuffman on October 24, 2012, 01:54:51 AM
I meant like a list or a text wall.

I meant a mix of both (a list of vital information and a story to go with it), but honestly feel free to present the information however you see fit. If you want to write a gigantic wall of text, more power to you.

Also I have not watched this, is it necessary to in order to come up with the self insert?

No, but watch the Youtube link in the OP to get an idea of how stupid it's supposed to be.
Post by: Amraphenson on October 24, 2012, 02:34:14 AM
Make yourself remember all the stupid shit you did: the contest.
alright. doing it. reviving my old stupid ASPEICT shit. brace thineself for bullshittery.
Post by: Mootsies on October 24, 2012, 02:47:33 AM
My chuuni blood boils once again.
Also, handwritings are fine rite?
Post by: PX on October 24, 2012, 02:47:54 AM
Remember, the more German used the better :V
Post by: JT on October 24, 2012, 03:10:20 AM
Oh man. If only I still had some of my real drawings from middle school and turned in one of those, I would have this thing in the fucking bag.

Anyway, I'll see what I can cook up. This should be fun.
Post by: Jam-Kiske on October 24, 2012, 03:39:45 AM
I still have all my stuff from these phase of my life, but it's at home so I can't get it before the deadline. >:
Post by: Jana on October 24, 2012, 05:43:52 AM
If you told me where, I could probably scan it for you, bro.

I miiight do something for thus, but I'm super-busy lately. We'll see~
Post by: NekoNekoRex on October 24, 2012, 06:05:51 AM
In middle school I was writing stories about superhero animals and playfighting with inanimate objects, but I don't think I ever came up with something myse-

oh wait there's that "evil overlord" personae I came up with. Hmmm
Post by: Error on October 24, 2012, 06:20:09 AM
One month probation for anyone that chooses this prize.
why is that?
Post by: Fightest on October 24, 2012, 07:18:51 AM
why is that?

Because stuffs is a pretty good artist and by not taking his pictures you are hurting his feelings.

Also, have idea, will travel.
Post by: trancehime on October 24, 2012, 08:47:00 AM
it is time to revive that one RP character i made when i was 10


the bullshit edition mk iii
Post by: Fightest on October 24, 2012, 08:52:27 AM
The rest of you are TOO SLOW!




There used to be more MAGIC in the world, and people used to be KIND and RIGHTEOUS. It was in that GOLDEN AGE that a BABY DRAGON was found on the peak of Mt. ARARAT  by a pair of ANGELS. They raised him as their own, teaching him to be GOOD and VIRTUOUS, also SMART and CLEVER because angels have all the knowledge of humanity.

But this was not to last! It is an ancient secret known only to few that DRAGONS are metaphorical manifestations of all the EVILS and VICES of humanity, and soon these became so great that LOTS OF DRAGONS appeared and attacked HEAVEN in what was the most awesome battle that could ever happen.

Because GOOD triumphing over EVIL happens only in stories for babies, the DRAGONS won, and killed all the ANGELS, including the BABY DRAGON'S parents. He only managed to survive because the LOVE of his parents made him invisible to the DRAGONS. The horror of what happened IN FRONT OF HIS EYES forever blinded him, however.

At the age of eight, after training every day and every night on his own in the mountains he took his sword, SOULS RIPPER and, one by one, killed ALL THE DRAGONS to avenge his parents and also destroy the EVILS of the world. But it was too late, because now the DRAGONS were inside every human on the planet.

Because he was taught not to kill, he took up the name SAINT AJAX SHIMMERSCALE and entered human society. As the last being alive to remember the ANGELIC TEACHINGS of VIRTUE and GOOD, it is his burden to teach humanity of these things again. Only when he succeeds will he have truly defeated the DRAGONS.

SOULS RIPPER: The sword of Archangel Gabriel. Its holy edge is honed by the souls of the sinful that it slays and keeps within itself. It cannot harm the innocent.
BREATHE OF GOD: Ajax is a dragon, but his angelic upbringing allows him to breathe flames of purity that only hurt the sinful. At will, Ajax can choose to completely destroy, or to perfectly resurrect.
DEATHSCYTHE: A living gun that hosts the soul of Ajax' BROTHER. It fights alongside him, but every bullet it shoots inflicts terrible torment on the soul inside it. Still, it perseveres out of the BROTHERLY LOVE it holds for Ajax.

Ultimate Attack
HOST OF HEAVEN - brings back ALL THE DEAD ANGELS to fight alongside him, also his FATHER AND MOTHER, but he cannot keep them resurrected for more than 10 minutes. He never uses this attack because of the grief it brings him to see the faces of his parents again only to have them ripped away after the brief 10 minutes have passed.

- Ajax is perfectly virtuous, and therefore always tells the truth, no matter how hard it may be.
- Ajax suffers from the TEMPTATIONS of human society, and is jealous of the less virtuous humans' being able to enjoy themselves in EARTHLY PLEASURES.
- As such, he is extremely unsure of himself and is very confused around girls.
- Whilst blind, it does not hinder him because of his DRACONIC SENSES that allow him to see through walls, across the infrared frequency and also give him the ability to smell fear.
- He thirsts for animal blood, again, due to his DRACONIC HERITAGE - Dragons habitually need to drink animal blood from a fresh kill.
- His attacks have no names, just like the dragons never asked for the names of the angels they killed

Fightest's notes follow:

Fightest's notes:

Looks like a fusion of Western and Eastern Mary Sue, I'm borrowing from sources on both sides of the Atlantic. What we're making is the ultimate power fantasy character, but the objective is to make them intentionally bad. Good power fantasy characters are Goku and Superman due to, amongst other things, how focused their character designs are (that said, Silver Age Superman...). Therefore to make a bad character one needs to dilute this focus?

It is literally painful to write some of these things.

It is telling that I think that underneath a mountain of crap is actually a pretty interesting character.

How the hell do I shoehorn him being a vampire?

Can't have his downsides being actually a hindrance.

Now, for the final touch, where's that Liefeld...

[edit] Fuck, forgot the ultimate attack

[edit2] Fuck, forgot pouches
Post by: Bardiche on October 24, 2012, 12:12:07 PM
One month probation for anyone that chooses this prize.

$10 for a month? That's terrible odds.

Unfortunately my chuuni is weak, else I'd participate for the $10art.
Post by: pineyappled on October 24, 2012, 01:40:23 PM
Now, for the final touch, where's that Liefeld...
pouches where
Post by: Fightest on October 24, 2012, 01:41:41 PM
pouches where


brb adding pouches

[edit] pouches added for extra liefeld authenticity

I don't have the ability to invent muscle groups like Liefeld does, unfortunately.
Post by: pineyappled on October 24, 2012, 01:58:47 PM
Speaking about Liefeld.

rip in peas, pouch-sensei i don't think anyone will miss you all too much (
Post by: Fetch()tirade on October 24, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
I found a little black notebook that I used to carry around when I was in middle school. It's filled with all sorts of writing.
... I may just have an entry for this.
oh god there's a pictographic language, what was i doing with my life
Post by: Nobu on October 24, 2012, 09:31:43 PM
Oh man. If only I still had some of my real drawings from middle school and turned in one of those, I would have this thing in the fucking bag.

Anyway, I'll see what I can cook up. This should be fun.

its on bro
Post by: Stuffman on October 24, 2012, 09:34:54 PM
Good work Fightest. I can always rely on you in times of need.
Post by: Tengukami on October 24, 2012, 09:58:21 PM
Holy crap, Fightest, that is ... wow. Cringe-inducingly familiar? I am in awe.

I reckon Purvis is also going to unload a mountain of chuuni on this thread. Myself, I wish I had saved my prized possession from middle school: my 1ed D&D half-elf fighter, Lyrya Stillwaters.

... Ugh, even writing that name made my shoulders tighten up.

I'll be on this, deffo. And as I can't use Steam anyhoo I'll be going after the superior prize, even if I wanted a game.
Post by: Raikaria on October 24, 2012, 10:50:58 PM
I'll make something tomorrow.
Post by: KrackoCloud on October 24, 2012, 11:00:11 PM
Sounds like fun! Let's see if I can make something good out of some old ideas.
Post by: [Y]oukai [J]esus on October 25, 2012, 02:57:55 AM
it is time to revive that one RP character i made when i was 10


the bullshit edition mk iii

Come at me bro
Post by: Jam-Kiske on October 25, 2012, 03:29:54 AM
If you told me where, I could probably scan it for you, bro.
Um it should all be in a giant blue trapper binder thing which is probably in my closet?

I know for a fact that something of yours is in there too hee hee~
Post by: ♛ Apher-Forte on October 25, 2012, 05:01:46 AM
can't remember where I threw Kamen Rider Khrysalyse / Universe write up but let me assure you if there was a wiki about it would have been some 20 pages long worth of fanfiction and chuuni set ups
Post by: triangles on October 25, 2012, 11:40:25 AM
Is this where I get to replicate the most ~tragic~ of the Sailor Scout cohorts I invented when in 6th grade?
Post by: trancehime on October 25, 2012, 12:06:11 PM
Come at me bro

you don't understand.

it was a literal self-insert who had remilia's powers before  i knew who remilia was

just as a teaser
Post by: Fightest on October 25, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
Jesus, you guys, stop posting about your character and post your character.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 01:06:07 PM

Daemon "Dark`Soul" Lucifer

Story as it is known thus far...

Name: Daemon "Dark Shadow" Lucifer
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 100,000,000,000,000
Sex: Male
Hair: Deep Crimson, Mid-Back Length
Eyes: Glowing Deep Crimson and Cat-Like
Skin: Pale with Deep Crimson Stripes 
Race: Devil (mostly)
Occupation: Vampiric Demon Lord
Home: Ninth Hell Of Nine Hells
Birth Place: Crast Kulla
Owned Realms: Beast Lands, Purgatory, RDP, Outwastes, Shattered Lands, Chastrastha Tu'cuka, Karanda, V'uch Krel'custual Ghoul Krull, Acstcrar'tusa, Cristara, Thornshire
Daemon stands about 6'5" in height, wearing a long deep crimson cape that drapes about his slender yet seemingly muscular frame, hiding it. He wears a deep cowl, crimson in color, drapped avout his shoulders and pulled up to hide his features. You can see, from beneath his hood, a pair of glowing deep crimson cats eyes, shimmering slightly. His essence is that of sheerest evil.
Daemon "Dark Shadow" Lucifer Full Description: Dark Shadow stands about 6'5" in height, wearing a long deep crimson cape that drapes about his slender yet seemingly muscular frame, hiding it. He wears a deep cowl, crimson in color, drapped about his shoulders and pulled up to hide his features. You can see, from beneath his hood, a pair of glowing deep crimson cats eyes, shimmering slightly. He slowly lowers his head slightly, softly pushing back his cowl. As he does, long crimson hair tendrils out from within, falling about his face. He pushes it back, tieing it half up in a ponytail, half hanging about his shoulders and to the middle of his back. As he raises his gaze, you can see his features. He has those same glowing crimson cat eyes, that long crimson hair. His skin is deathly pale with what seem to be crimson tiger stripes on the sides of his face and neck. He is a very handsome man, yet looks very evil. He has evily arched crimson brows, a black onyx ring in his left ear, eyebrow, and nostril. His gaze scans the room slowly, seeming to search something out as he does. His features hold an elven quality to them. Despite his evil visage, he is very handsome. Raised cheek bones, slightly slanted eyes, and what is seen of his inlongated ears. He has this look of what could be called arrogance about him. Thu, it is not quite accurate. His look is more of millenia upon millenia of training and teaching. He holds himself with an unearthly grace that seems to befit something very powerful and ancient. He slowly pushes his cape off to oneside, revealing his form. He is a well muscled yet slender man wearing a deep crimson overbutton tunic, long crimson vest that hangs to his knees, crimson trousers that tuck into black leather knee-high boots. His outfit, as well as his cape, trimmed in deepest raven black. At his side, sheathed in a black and crimson scabbard is a longsword. He rests his hand on the hilt of the longsword. The hilt is well crafted, a thin demonic skelletion making it up, the crosspiece is comprized of its wings, held in the center is a satanic pentegram with a deep red ruby set into its center. The sword seems to give off an essence of death thru its scabbard. Raising his hand from the hilt of his sword, crossing his arms slowly. His claws click upon each other, light sparks rising as he does. Then, you can see, a gauntlet on each of his arms.The gauntlet is crimson velvet, covering from his fingertips to his elbow. Overlaid the gauntlet is withered thorned vines of blackened metal, each of the thornes are crimson tipped. A black crystaline rose, crimson tipped petals of that same stranged metal, thornes tipped in metal of burnished bronze, wrapped about the base of the gauntlet at his elbow to hold it in place. On his other his other arm you can see another gauntlet of crimson velvet with the exception of that overlaying it are not withered vines of that strange blackened metal but diamond vines, living, about the gauntlet to hold it in place. You can see that the tips of each of the fingers of the gauntlets are missing, revealing his long, black onyx, tigers claws which slowly click together.
The Original Dark Soul: Daemon stands about 6'5" in height, he wears a long black cloak about his form, the cloak hidding his form, the hood concealing his features, his deep crimson glowing eyes can be seen shining from beneath the hood, the gleam of his teeth can be seen as he grins beneath the hood, a force of pure evil radiates out from him like a thick cloud. He slowly removes his cloak, beneath the cloak he wears a long sleeveless over button black silk tunic, on the back is his crest of the deep crimson blood dragon, at his side in a black silk sheath is a long thin black steel broadsword, the pomel of the broadsword carved into the shape of a dragon, the cross piece in the shape of leatheren wings. He wears beneath the tunic black chainmail armor, he wears a pair of black silk breks and a pair of kneehigh black silk assassins boots, wears about his waist a thick black silk sash, at the sash is a black silk bag of holding and a crossbow, the hilt of a long thin black steel dagger can be seen rising from one of his boots. He has reddish tinted skin, shoulder length raven black hair held back in a tight pony tail and deep crimson glowing eyes, he wears on his hands a pair of short black silk gloves, on his left index finger is a mixture black onyx and obsiadian band, on his right ring finger is a blood red wedding band with black runes engraved into it. He wears about his neck on a thin black chain a small figurine of a blood dragon, perfect in every detail, has inbedded in the center of his forehead a black diamond that gleams and shimmers, he has stitched onto one of the legs of his breks the symbol of Sheru, a black scythe out lined in blood red. He has stitched onto the other leg of his breks the symbol of V'tull, a deep crimson scythe out lined in gold, has in his other boot the fully formed Dagger of Omen's, it has a black and off white mixture hilt, a large blood red jewel in a claw on the pomel. He clicks his long black nails together slowly, he has two long slits in the back of his tunic, he consentrates a moment and his long, black bat-like leatheren wings slowly extend from the slits, he spreads his wings then folds them behind himself, his eyes scanning the area slowly with little interest in his eyes, he mutters something in a Devilish tongue, a black aura incasing his sword a moment then fades into it slowly.
Damon: Damon slowly slips in thru the shadows of the room itself. He stands about 6'5" in height. He has long, raven hair that drapes his shoulders, tinges of burnished bronze streaks can be seen in those raven locks. His skin tinted red, but strangely there seem to be the outline of burnished bronze scales on the sides of his neck. His eyes are a strange burnished color. He wears a long, black silk cape that drapes his form. He has, designed on the cape, a blood drip patern. But, it is the color of burnished bronze, not crimson. He has this strange looking burnished colored tattoo of a tear drop on his cheek, his burnished eyes seeming to sparkle with crimson flames from time to time. He slowly moves his cape away, revealing his form. He wears a long, black silk tunic, over button. On the front of the tunic, in that same burnished color on his cape, is a strange looking dragon. He wears about his waist a burnished and black silk sash. He as well wears a pair of black silk trousers, trimmed in that same burnished color, tucked into knee-high black leather boots. He has a metallic rose wrapped about his arm of a strange burnished bronze, accenting the rest of his body. He wears a pair of gloves, rising from the backs of his fingers are what seem to be burnished bronze blades. His claws extended thru the tips of the gloves, easily visable. His claws alternate tween black and brunished bronze. He has a strange, long, thin, burnished chain wrapped about one of his arms, a hook connected to the chain and to the back of one of his gloves. He has, wrapped about his other arm, a strange looking black crystallic rose with burnished tipped peteals. He has, sheathed at his side in a black and burnished silk and mithril scabbard, a strange looking sword, almost like a bastardsword, almost a broadsword, almost a longsword, but not quite any of them in the way that it is desgined. The sword at his side has a long, thin hilt that seems to curve slightly. At the pommel is what almost seems the mixture of a devilish and draconian clawed hand holding a glowing black Shadow Orb. The cross piece is a mixture of the leatheren wings of a devil and the perfect wings of a dragon. The blade curves some within its scabbard, giving off maleviolence like a glow.
Dreamstalker: Daemon stands about 6'5" in height. He wears a long cloak that drapes about his form, the hood of the cloak back to show his features. But, the front closed to hide his form. He has shoulder length raven hair, well combed and drapped about his shoulders as well as a well trimmed mustache and gotee. He has glowing crimson eyes and blood red tinted skin. His features seem almost elven in nature, slightly slanted eyes, inlongated ears. He is a very handsome, yet very evil looking man. His eyebrows evilly arched, a wicked grin playing on his lips. He has a single black onyx hoop in his left ear. He slowly pushes away his cloak, brushing it back over his shoulders to reveal his form. He wears a black velvet tunic, hanging half-way past his waist, belted by a black velvet sash. He wears a pair of black velvet trousers, tucked into knee-high black leather boots. You can see a dual set of hilts crosses across his back under that cloak. He has, wrapped about one of his arms, a thin black chain with small spikes rising from it, hooked at the tip seems to be a medium sized hook that hooks to the back of his glove. On the back of every finger of his gloves is a short blade. His claws extended thru the tips of the gloves, as well. He has strapped to one hip a strange looking bar, on his other another that matches the first. He has a dagger sheathed within each of his boot, you can see the gleam of something at the tips of his boots. But, it is not reconizable.
Deathwalker: Daemon crushes the doors of the room, walking in. He stands about 6'5" in height. He has long raven hair, bilowing out in all directions and trangled in curly locks. His eyes blazing with pure rage and hatered. His skin the deepest shade of crimson imaginable, so crimson it is almost black. He has short black horns extended from his forehead. He wears no cape, no tunic, only a long black vest with strange looking black metallic plates on it. He as well wears a pair of trousers with those same type of black metallic plates on it tucked into a pair of knee-high black assassins boots. He has a devilish tail ripping thru the back of his trousers, snaking its way about one of his legs, whipping about him in anger. He has, ripping thru the back of his vest, a set of large black leatheren wings, 9' in each direction, spreading wide behind him in a way to block the light about him. His demeanier that of a preaditory animal on the warpath and looking for a victim to shread. His well muscled yet slender form easily visable, muscles tensed into knots of anger. His claws extended, ready to rend anyone that gets in his way. You can see, on his chest, a tattooed carving of a spiderdagger with a rose wrapped about it. Behind that dagger, in small Drow lettering, is a list of all the Drow houses. On his arm is the carving of a cross with a dagger stabbed thru the top and a rose wrapped about it. On his other arm is a strange looking large silver spider, looking to be Drow in making. He has in one hand a longsword of mixed black steel, the blade seeming covered in a strange evil force. He has in his other hand a krissed long dagger matching the longsword. His eyes blazing and flaring as he looks about. Nothing but pure and utter rage in those eyes, he scans over each of the patrons with a snarl, not caring what each thinks. He wears on one of his fingers an armory ring, black hell-steel. The ring seems to have no magical force. He wears about his neck a strange looking amulet, a L of crimson with a F of the same on a field of white on a black amulet, the chain rough and thick. On one of his wrists is a black wrap of leather, strapped at the bottom. On his other, running the length of his arm, a black crystaline rose.
Dark Shadow: Daemon stands about 6'5" in height, wearing a long deep crimson cape that drapes about his slender yet seemingly muscular frame, hiding it. He wears a deep cowl, crimson in color, drapped about his shoulders and pulled up to hide his features. You can see, from beneath his hood, a pair of glowing deep crimson cats eyes, shimmering slightly. He slowly lowers his head slightly, softly pushing back his cowl. As he does, long crimson hair tendrils out from within, falling about his face. He pushes it back, tieing it half up in a ponytail, half hanging about his shoulders and to the middle of his back. As he raises his gaze, you can see his features. He has those same glowing crimson cat eyes, that long crimson hair. His skin is deathly pale with what seem to be crimson tiger stripes on the sides of his face and neck. He is a very handsome man, yet looks very evil. He has evily arched crimson brows, a black onyx ring in his left ear, eyebrow, and nostril. His gaze scans the room slowly, seeming to search something out as he does. His features hold an elven quality to them. Despite his evil visage, he is very handsome. Raised cheek bones, slightly slanted eyes, and what is seen of his inlongated ears. He has this look of what could be called arrogance about him. Thu, it is not quite accurate. His look is more of millenia upon millenia of training and teaching. He holds himself with an unearthly grace that seems to befit something very powerful and ancient. He slowly pushes his cape off to oneside, revealing his form. He is a well muscled yet slender man wearing a deep crimson overbutton tunic, long crimson vest that hangs to his knees, crimson trousers that tuck into black leather knee-high boots. His outfit, as well as his cape, trimmed in deepest raven black. At his side, sheathed in a black and crimson scabbard is a longsword. He rests his hand on the hilt of the longsword. The hilt is well crafted, a thin demonic skelletion making it up, the crosspiece is comprized of its wings, held in the center is a satanic pentegram with a deep red ruby set into its center. The sword seems to give off an essence of death thru its scabbard. Raising his hand from the hilt of his sword, crossing his arms slowly. His claws click upon each other, light sparks rising as he does. Then, you can see, a gauntlet on each of his arms.The gauntlet is crimson velvet, covering from his fingertips to his elbow. Overlaid the gauntlet is withered thorned vines of blackened metal, each of the thornes are crimson tipped. A black crystaline rose, crimson tipped petals of that same stranged metal, thornes tipped in metal of burnished bronze, wrapped about the base of the gauntlet at his elbow to hold it in place. On his other his other arm you can see another gauntlet of crimson velvet with the exception of that overlaying it are not withered vines of that strange blackened metal but diamond vines, living, about the gauntlet to hold it in place. You can see that the tips of each of the fingers of the gauntlets are missing, revealing his long, black onyx, tigers claws which slowly click together
Dark Soul Blood Dragon: Daemon's form slowly begins to flash, flickering as he changes. There is a suddenly explodsion of brimstone and black hell flames. When it clears you can see Daemon. He stands about 300,000 feet in height. He is a Hellish Blood Dragon of the Crimson Flame's of Dis. His form is almost stream-lined in the fact of the muscle tone of it. His crimson scales seem to flicker like blood and shine like a new ruby in the light. He wears a specially fitted and crafted suit of crimson hell-steel armor that covers his chest, forearms and most of his legs. He has, in a massive crimson scabbard across his back, a specially crafted crimson hell-steel broadsword. The hilt of the sword wrapped in crimson mail. The pommel carved to be the head of a devil. The crosspiece that of a set of hellish wings. He has massive black claws, spikes in rows of three running up the back of each of his knuckles. He has, extending from his elbows, a set of dual 300' long black spikes. His tail slowly swithing back and forth behind him, long rows of razor spikes line eitherside of his tail. His wings span 200,000 feet in each direction from his body, seeming to be hellishly made crimson leatheren wings. His eyes swirling a mixture of crimson and black as he looks about.
Dark Soul Drake: Daemon's body slowly begins to morph, brimstone sparks and a pillar of black black flames rise up around his body. When they fall away, he is revealed. He is a 30,000 foot long Black Warrior Drake. He stands about 3,000 feet at the shoulder. His massive black wings have this metallic tinge to them. His black scales seem to have an almost onyx-like gleam to them. His eyes hold this gleam of crimson over onyx black eyes. He has an inlongated maul filled with razoritic and seraded teeth. He has three long spikes that extend from each side of his head, webbing tween each. His claws are long and crimson in color.
Dark Soul Morgor: Daemon's body slowly shifts, he grows about a foot and a half in height. His skin seeming to take on the texture of a serpent. His eyes slowly going yellowish with strange, black serpentine slits running down thru them. His claws slowly inlongate three inches. The strange veins that cover his body slowly seeping into this new reptilian flesh. His face seems to take on the characteristics of a serpent. His hair slowly turning streak black in color.
Dark Soul Panther: Daemon's body seems to contort, he sneers then shifts. He goes down to all fours, his body becoming long and sleek. He conforms into a panther that stands about 4' at the shoulder, his sleek fur seeming soft and gleaming in the light. His cat-like eyes slowly scan the area about him as he almost seems to purrr.
Dark Soul Creature: Daemon's cords, as if acting on their own, rip from his body and begin to surround him. As they do, he begins to change, growing in height and in size. As the cords finish engulfing him, he looks about, now standing about 8'5" in height and looking to be very muscular beneath those cords. His eyes glowing this deep crimson chrome color, his claws now black metal, as seems his flesh. He has this "fin" of spikes up his back, laid down to his form.
Other Shifts
True Devil
Dark Pheonix (Humanoid)
Dark Pheonix (Pheonix)
Hell Wraith
Demon Rok
Humaniod Bat
Vampiric Bat
Hell Bat (Hell-Fire Spawned)
Shadow Fiend
Hell Fiend
Pit Fiend
Drake Wolf
Hellsblade: Hellsblade is a long broadsword crafted of crimson hell-steel for the blade, and a solid piece of black hell-steel for the crosspiece, hilt, warblade guard, and pommel. Yet, all four have a strange looking ruby set into the center of them, glowing with a essence of something sheerly unholy. But, yet, not evil as you might know it. The ruby at the pommel is surrounded by three spikes, one rising from the center, one rising from each side at an angle, all three of black hell-steel. The hilt has carved grip inlaid into it. The crosspiece has a set of three spikes that extend from the bottom down towards the blade, one off to each side, and one at each side of the top at an angle. The blade of crimson hell-steel seems to may have been another color before. But, now seems to covered in blood that its real color can no longer be seen, razor honed, and gleaming like when it hits the light. Almost like the blade is alive, you can almost hear the screams of the victims of the weapon, thu faintly

I win.
Post by: Fightest on October 25, 2012, 01:27:09 PM
I win.

You just wrote "crimson" a lot and copy-pasted from a goth fashion magazine.

[edit] Admittedly, an entirely valid strategy.
Post by: theshirn on October 25, 2012, 01:35:33 PM
I win.
I don't see all of his forms lovingly rendered in MSPaint. :colbert:
Post by: Fightest on October 25, 2012, 01:38:05 PM
I don't see all of his forms lovingly rendered in MSPaint. :colbert:

And I don't see your entry :colbert:
Post by: Raikaria on October 25, 2012, 02:24:16 PM
Apparently I can't skip art so sorry if your eyes bleed out :V


Name: Jorma Nighnia
Gender: Male
Height: 1m 65
Age: 20

Appearance and Background: Dark brown hair, which is mostly unkempt, except doe a spike each side. His eyes are hazel. His build is slender, thin, not giving an impression of the power he has, although his various scars show many battles. He tends to wear normal clothing too, to blend in, except, we wears a glove on his left hand, to conceal the daemonic hand he has grafted to him.

The Deamonic hand, and the victim arm, is far more interesting than the rest of Jorma. The hand is blue, with plates of black armor over it, forming a claw. The deamonic aura extends halfway up the arm, pulsing blue veins. The hand and Jorma share the mind, resulting in twisted, bloody vengeance being the goal. The deamon was not wiling either, it was a prisoner of the deamon clan who support the cult.

The result of a twisted experiment of a cult, upon a young boy, is what resulted in the hand being grafted to Jorma at the age of 5. He doesn't recall much, just his parents were killed, and upon the graft, he went on a rampage and killed all the cult members he could find, before finding out the cult ran deep in society...

The man's powers stem from the deamonic claw, the fusion of deamon and human, driven by a desire for revenge, to wipe out the cult, and deamons who support them. In addition to enhancing it's host's physical attributes, it grants enhanced regeneration and reaction time. The claw itself functions are a slashing weapon, and the plates can block even bullets.

However, the claw can morph into most weapons that it desires, turning Jorma's forarm into a deadly weapon, such as a sword, a scythe, a hammer, even a bow.

The claw can also summon the weapons elsewhere, a swing of it can call forth a swathe of blades from the ground, or it can launch a spinning scythe to cut down foes.

Finally, the claw has manipulation over deamonic energy, allowing Jorma to fire blasts of dark energy as ranged attacks, or enhance his attacks with deamonic flames.

When all else fails, the man allows the claw to take over all but his mind...

Deamon Form
When Jorma allows the Deamon to take over his body entirely, the transformation is swift, and painful. The blue veins first extend all around his body, as his skin turns blue entirely, before plates of black armor, almost like scales, form, both as protection and weapons. Wings made of bone, with a membrane of blue fire sprout next, before spikes jut out of the joints around Jorma's body. Then, the man doubles in size, and becomes more muscled. The final change is the right arm, which bursts open, revealing three whip-like appendages of blue fire.

The one thing that does not change is the right eye, the left turning red.

In this form, the deamon's bloodlust is unchecked, and a murderous rampage begins, which will not cease for 24 hours, until the deamon wears itself out, or unless the deamonic form is mortally wounded. Transforming back is a slow and equally painful process, taking two days.
Post by: theshirn on October 25, 2012, 02:27:19 PM
And I don't see your entry :colbert:
oh god you don't know what you're asking :ohdear:
Post by: triangles on October 25, 2012, 03:18:02 PM
Hey now bad fan Sailors don't write themselves!  I have to figure out who she's in what classes with!
....and find notebook paper GOTTA BE SUPER STUCK IN 1997 YO.
Post by: Menorah Jams, Pham on October 25, 2012, 03:35:32 PM
Can we just repost the chuuni self-insert that we created when we were chuuni and draw things of them for the art part?  I literally have the contest winning entry that I actually did make.
Post by: Tengukami on October 25, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
My art makes eyes bleed so I'll avoid that :V

You do know what chuuni means, right? You can't skip the art.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 04:54:51 PM
I don't see all of his forms lovingly rendered in MSPaint. :colbert:

No no no. What you do is steal an art.


Post by: theshirn on October 25, 2012, 05:03:14 PM
No no no. What you do is steal an art.


Hey, the Coldfire trilogy was boss! >:(
Post by: Tengukami on October 25, 2012, 06:34:29 PM


(*Thunder cracks as fog pours over the forums.* Oh, hello there! I didn't see you there. Were you maychance curious to know what sort of dark and mystical being I have conjured up for the magical adventures that we, of whom we are those who play the sacred tomes, have come to know happenstance in the world known as GREYHAWK??? What's that you say? You don't know what Greyhawk is?????? BEGONE, HERETICS!!!!

There, that seems to be better now, that all those PEASENTS are gone, we, the elite players whom the common rabble of third period gym foolishly look down upon with their beady little cavemanesque eyes, can gather our sacred secret forces and partake in the sharing of knowledge and wisdom. BEHOLD!!! Below is the character which I have drawn up from the depths of the deepest darkness to unleash upon thine world!)

NAME: Lyryya Stillwaters
RACE: Half-elf/half-chromatic dragon (SEE BIO)
CLASS: Master Fighter Druid-Mage
ALIGNMENT: Lawful Good
AC: +17
S: 18
I: 18
W: 18
D: 18
C: 18
Ch: 18


Paralyze/Poison/Death Mag: 1
Petrify/Polymorph: 1
Rods/Staves/Wands: 1   
Breath Weapons: 1
Spells: 1

Special Abilities: Lyrya is telepathic and telekinetic. She can hear thoughts from hundreds of miles away and move objects with her mind that are thousands of miles away. She can heal wounds within one turn, and then return a strike in the same turn because of her magical sword, Dragonzythe (SEE BIO). She is also able to fly. On full moons she can fly through solid objects. While some may see this as a hinderance, her telekinesis gives her the ability to turn the phase of the moon and make it a full moon every time. She is also an expert at hand-to-hand combat. Also she is so beautiful that creatures are all instantly charmed unless they are blind. Because she is half chromatic dragon, she can also use any breath spell and is immune to them as well. She can breathe underwater. She can detect all traps. She can reflect any magic spells cast at her and turn all undead. She does, though, have one weakness ............... (SEE BIO)

ABOUT DRAGONZYTHE: Forged in the depths of the deepest drow caves, Dragonzythe is an intelligent +12 vorpal sword. It is unbreakable, immune to magic, and can speak. It gives its wielder the ability to strike three times in a single turn. It can also detect gold.

BIO: Lyrya is the only child of Wysteria Swanmaiden, the Queen of the Forest Elves (yes, the very same one in the module "Return to Elf Valley", although thee already know that methinks!!) and a chromatic dragon god named Graavolathr, who took the form of a handsome man when he seduced the queen and implantinated his seed into her fertile womb. When Lyrya was born she could already talk and walk, which amazed the learned elders of the elf council, and they held a parade for her, where all the elves in Elf Valley gathered and were indeed amazed at her beauty and power, which they could see because there was golden light iminating from her head in all directions.

Nonetheless, Lyrya was kind to all, and had very superior intelligence, preferring to play with kids who were ONLY as smart as she was, which was rarely the case. When dumber, stupid, half-orcs would tease her during third period gym class, she would demonstrate her abilities and use telekinesis to give THEM all  the dreaded "swirlies" (which were done in outhouses as elves do not use regular pipes and plumbing, of course!) and so she was never, ever bullied again.

Even so, her tremendous intelligence made her feel quite lonely, as she knew no one could ever truly understand her. She would forever live alone with her genius intelligence which no one could ever fathom, and this caused her much suffering. And so when she was 14 she ran away from home. One day when she was walking down a forest path a mysterious stranger appeared, offering her Dragonzythe. The sword said to her, "You are Lyrya and I can tell that I was forged for thee, let us quest together, forever, defeating evil in the name of good!" And so she agreed, taking the sword from the stranger and walking away. Over the years Dragonzythe gave her all the powers that she has now.

BUT!!!! Lyrya is not all-powerful! She can be defeated in combat, if her opponent is wearing armor made of chromatic dragon scales and weelding a sword forged from chromatic dragon talons, and utters her father's name before striking, and they fight on the new moon. As her father's name is well known and it is not impossible to find and kill a chromatic dragon - if thou art indeed a skilled player - it is not exactly impossible to kill Lyrya!

OTHER: Lyryra's favorite meal is chicken, rice and corn. When she lived at home she would only have this once a month if her mom remembered and so when she moved away she decided to have it all the time. She does not smoke or drink because she believes people who do so are stupid. She enjoys fine, intricate, elaborate music of elves. She also can dance very well, although she never dances in front of others. She has red hair - which among elves is considered VERY beautiful and not ugly the way humans think - and green eyes. Also she sings beautifully.
Post by: DX7.EP on October 25, 2012, 06:58:16 PM
Good god, all the gloriously bad drawings alone are hilarious. :V

...reminds me I have lots of things dating from 2004 and on...just looking at many of these (pretty much everything drawn before 2010 in my case :V) makes me cringe or laugh hard at how horrible they are.Time to check that section of my portfolio again and maybe submit something.
Post by: Tengukami on October 25, 2012, 07:38:09 PM
Yeah, this was based on an actual D&D character I wrote up when I was 13, taken half from memory, and half with the blanks filled in. I was a huge snob, an elitist and escapist kid. I had to grit my teeth and bear it as I typed parts of that, recalling all kinds of memories from middle school.

Well that's out there now. I'm not sure if I feel relieved or like crawling into a hole and dying.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 09:09:58 PM
Hey, the Coldfire trilogy was boss! >:(

Trap sprung motherfuckither.

Name: Edvard
Height: Perfect
Weight: Perfect
Age: Perfect
Sex: Male
Hair: Perfect
Eyes: Perfect
Skin: Perfect
Race: Vampire
Occupation: Perfect
Home: Salt Lake City
Birth Place: Sharon, Vermont


Edvard is described in the book as being charming, polite, determined, and very stubborn. He is very protective over Bella and puts her safety, humanity and welfare before anything else. He often over-analyzes situations and has a tendency to overreact, especially in situations where Bella's safety is at risk. He retains some outdated speech from his human life in the early 20th century. Edvard sees himself as a monster, and after falling in love with Bella, he desperately wishes that he were human instead of a vampire.

Physical appearance

Like all the vampires in the Twilight series, Edvard is described as being impossibly beautiful. At various points in the series, she compares him to the mythical Greek god Adonis. His skin is "like marble"?very pale, ice cold, and sparkles in the sunlight. She describes his facial features as being perfect and angular?high cheekbones, strong jawline, a straight nose, and full lips. His hair, which is always messy, retains the unusual bronze shade that he inherited in his human life from his biological mother. His eyes, once green, are now described as topaz. His appearance changes if he goes too long without feeding: his eyes darken, becoming almost black, and purple bruises appear beneath his eyes. Edvard is 6'2", and has a slender but muscular body.

Vampiric abilities and personal interests

Edvard, like all vampires in the Twilight series, possesses superhuman stamina, senses, mentality, and agility, as well as a healing factor and night vision. His superhuman strength allows him to subdue his prey, uproot trees, throw cars, and crush metal. His bodily tissue is stronger than granite, making him much more durable and tougher than humans as well as contributing slightly to his body weight. He is described as being inhumanly beautiful with refined and perfected features. His scent and voice are enormously seductive to Bella, so much so that he occasionally sends her into a pliant daze entirely by accident. In Twilight, Edvard explains that like other vampires, he does not need to breathe, though he chooses to do so out of habit and because it is helpful to smell his environment. He cannot digest regular food, and compares its attractiveness for him to the prospect of eating dirt for a regular person. Like other vampires, Edvard is not able to sleep.
In addition to the traits he shares with his fellow vampires, Edvard has certain abilities that are his alone. He possesses superior superhuman speed compared to that of other vampires and is the fastest of the Cullens, able to outrun any of them. Edvard is also telepathic, able read the mind of anyone within a few miles of himself; Bella is the sole exception to this rule, which Meyer has stated is due to Bella having a very private mind.[8] Edvard also retains some of the traditional mindset and dated patterns of speech from his early-20th century human life.

Edvard is musical, able to play the piano like a virtuoso. He enjoys a wide range of music, including classical, jazz, progressive metal, alternative rock, and punk rock, but dislikes country. He prefers indie rock to mainstream, and appreciates rock and classical music equally.[9] He mentions in Twilight that he likes music from the fifties better than the sixties, dislikes the seventies, and says the eighties were "bearable".

A hobby of Edvard's is collecting cars.[9] He owns a Volvo S60 R and an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish as a "special occasion" car. He also gave his sister Alice a Porsche 911 Turbo as a gift in Eclipse. He bought a motorcycle to ride alongside Bella, but gave it to Jasper after he realized that riding motorcycles was a hobby she enjoyed sharing with Jacob. He founded the Church of Latter Day Saints.

I win again.
Post by: Tengukami on October 25, 2012, 09:20:00 PM
I win again.

If I didn't already know you enjoy bragging I'd swear this was a part of the chuuni thing.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 09:21:43 PM
Oops I forgot the picture.

Post by: Stuffman on October 25, 2012, 09:30:10 PM
I'm not sure I want Purvis to win because I'm afraid of what he's going to make me draw.
Post by: Bardiche on October 25, 2012, 09:36:00 PM
Yeah, this was based on an actual D&D character

Dungeons & Chuunibyou: The Game. Will you survive a normal day at high school... or is it really the battling ground for a vast army of witches and warlocks, where grand evils lurk beyond the Event Horizon, eager to destroy the world's last line of defence... you?
Post by: PX on October 25, 2012, 09:43:47 PM
Purvis, you forgot that he survived an encounter with Voldemort and escaped England to America.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 10:27:23 PM
What would he be doing in England? He was born (perfectly) in Vermont!
Post by: PX on October 25, 2012, 10:28:44 PM
Why he's a wizard of course. He went to Hogwarts and was chosen for the Goblet of Fire!
Post by: FinnKaenbyou on October 25, 2012, 10:38:17 PM

Name: Kazuya Anderson
Age: 14
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 52 kg
Sex: Male
Eyes: Red and white
Hair: Jet-black

Kazuya is the long lost son of an Oni from Japanese legend, but he doesn't realise this since he was brought up by a western family. Adopted at an early age, his 'parents' attempted to force the name Ryan onto him, but Kazuya took them to court over the right to choose a name for himself. After claiming victory (and a sizable chunk of damages) Kazuya moved out into his own apartment, which he has fashioned into a makeshift dojo.

As a demon, raw power pulses through Kazuya's veins. He alone can see the human world for the filthy pile of waste it is, which other kids his age blabber endlessly about Jersey Shore and Call of Duty. He holds weekly concerts, playing and singing covers of X-Japan's greatest hits on the streets of Detroit, but his brilliance is (as always) ignored.

Though Kazuya has never taken part in formal training, his oni blood naturally makes him a master at martial arts. He can will his body to be as solid as steel, withstanding any attack thrown at him. At the same time he can make his own blows deadly sharp, and with his own special art (the Messatsu Satsujinken) he can target an opponent's organs with his strikes, causing critical damage or (more commonly) death.

However Kazuya does not enjoy fighting with his fists. For one, punching enemies would involve getting the cuffs of his trenchcoat scuffled. Since the coat is soaked in demon blood, it would be difficult to recreate. Instead he fights with his Devil Sword Guillotine, and his twin revolvers Schaden and Freude. All of his weapons are specially crafted to hurt demons, and can also shoot through delusions. This means when someone tries to argue against something basic like evolution, he can shoot the childish concept of God straight out of their skull. This usually earns him waves of praise and affection, but his duty means he cannot accept them.

Kazuya's one weakness is his crushing loneliness. He is surrounded by morons and fools who will never understand him. Only his valiant morals have stopped him from turning on humanity, drowning the world in the blood of the deluded. He stands as a lone, noble guardian, ready to protect the world from whatever hellions may emerge next from the Voidgate.

In a time of desperate need Kazuya can channel his oni blood completely and become an Oni himself, succumbing to bloodlust and rage. He can only maintain this form for five minutes, though, and every time he uses it he gives in more and more to his demonic impulses. His almost limitless virtue will be pulled further and further, but will the cruel and unforgiving world push him to his limits?
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 10:49:03 PM
Name: Cratus
Height: Big
Weight: Beefy
Age: Profane
Sex: Male
Hair: Furious
Eyes: Enraged
Skin: Blooddrenched
Race: Badass
Occupation: Murder
Home: Battlefield
Birth Place: Who gives a shit?

Early Life

Born and raised in Sparta, Cratus was monitored, like all other younglings. During several tests, those that were deemed fit were to stay in Sparta to be trained as Spartan protectors, while those deemed unfit would be sent to the mountains, sealing their fate. Cratus, already feisty and aggressive at his young age, along with his brother, Deimos, trained, and dreamt of joining the Spartan army. On an ill-fated day, when the young brothers were training outside their home, the city was raided by the gods, Ares and Athena, and their army of centaurs, in search of the Marked Warrior. Ares, seeing Deimos' birthmark as a sign of the prophecy, then snatched him away. In anger and desperation, Cratus jumped to attack the god and save his brother, only for Ares to smack Cratus back in to a pile of wood, leaving him with a scar.

Insulted by this, Ares raised his sword to kill Cratus, but was stopped by Athena reminding him that they had what they were looking for. Before leaving, Athena apologized to Cratus, and disappeared into flames. The loss of his brother left an indelible mark on Cratus, as he vowed to never falter again. In honor of his brother, Cratus had this tattoo adorned on his skin, made in the exact image of Deimos' birthmark. After some time, Cratus married Lysandra, and had a daughter, Calliope.

Quest for the Ambrosia

Calliope, however, was the victim of a plague and was deemed weak, thus, she would be thrown into a chasm and left to die, according to Spartan law. Cratus then heard from an elder the capabilities of the healing elixir known as Ambrosia. Determined to save his daughter, Cratus set out on a journey for the Ambrosia, not knowing that Ares, God of War, had chosen him to be his champion in the wager of the Gods, a contest with the ultimate goal being the capture of the Ambrosia. He later encountered a healer who gave him the Flames of Apollo in order to aid him in his quest. Over the course of his journey, an army of Spartans joined him, along with Captain Nikos. Eventually, he encountered Herodius, Poseidon's champion, and killed him, with Herodius' army slain by the Spartans. After taking the ship, Poseidon, angered at Cratus for costing him the wager, unleashed a handful of hazards at sea to kill the Spartans, but failed, as Cratus and the Spartans made it to land. Later on, Cratus encountered Artemis' champion, Pothia, and killed her as well, her army also falling victim to the Spartans. In fear that Cratus would defeat his champion, Alrik, Hades sent a torrent of fire through the sky in order to kill Cratus, but failed, instead killing many men in Cratus' army, including Nikos. Coming across the Ambrosia, he encountered Helios' Champion, who was, too, killed by the Spartan. After retrieving the Ambrosia and returning to his Spartan army, Alrik and his Barbarian army battled the Spartans for the Ambrosia, as Alrik's Father is very ill, and is in need of the elixir. After a grueling battle between the two leaders, Cratus successfully captured the Ambrosia (at the cost of his own men) and summoned an army of Rocs to continuously torture Alrik. Cratus then returned to Sparta, healed Calliope, and was promoted to the title of a Captain by the King of Sparta.

Birth of the Ghost
Over the course of his battles, Cratus' brutality and war-hunger increased. He won battles through unorthodox, but effective tactics. However, Cratus and his Spartan army would prove no match for the merciless Barbarian tribes from the east. Outnumbered and overpowered, the Spartans began losing the battle quickly. Cratus, whom was nearly killed by the Barbarians' leader, Alrik, desperately pledged allegiance to Ares, the God of War, in exchange for victory. The God accepted, killing the Barbarians, and giving Cratus the Blades of Chaos as a sign of his servitude. Cratus served Ares loyally, raiding villages and spreading chaos in his name.
However, during a raid on a village of Athena's followers, Ares tricked Cratus into killing his wife and child in a fit of blind rage. Ares justified his trickery as a means to make Cratus the perfect warrior. Stricken with horror and grief, Cratus left the bodies to be burned within the temple as he cursed Ares' name. The village oracle in turn cursed Cratus, forcing him to forever wear the ashes of his dead family on his skin. From that day forward, he was known as The Ghost of Sparta; his skin now 'pale as the moon' from the ashes that coated him.

Distraught, Cratus was haunted by terrible nightmares over the death of his family. In due time, the memories and nightmares began to consume him, driving him to the brink of madness. Abandoning Sparta, Cratus traveled throughout Greece, finding small solace in sailing the Aegean Sea. To find peace again, he pledged himself to the other Gods of Olympus, in the hope that they would one day relieve him of his burden.

To other mortals, he was now marked by his white skin. The knowledge of his past actions had been shown to repulse normal people to the point where they would rather die than allow him to save their lives. He became known as the personification of cruelty and selfishness.

Birth of Vengeance

Hades sent The Furies to capture Cratus and imprison him in a Titan-sized prison for the living damned, where he is tortured for months on end, driven insane, and constantly haunted by the visions of the night he lost everything dear to him.

Fueled by a desire and lust for revenge against Ares, along with a need to redeem himself among the other Gods to earn salvation, Cratus manages to break free of his imprisonment and sets out on a journey to murder the Furies. If he can successfully murder them he can sever all ties to Ares without consequence. Throughout this journey Cratus will battle famous mythical beasts and icons of ancient Greece, as well as his own plunge into madness as he fights his constant nightmares, further testing his humanity and his determination for salvation and redemption.

Cratus would serve the Gods for ten years following the death of his family and the Furies, but he never lost his desire for revenge against Ares, the God who stole everything from him.

Service to the Gods

During Cratus's ten years of servitude (despite destroying cities and taking loot), the greatest task given to him came after he joined the army of Attica in their struggle against the invading Persian Army and the great beast they brought forth, the Basilisk. After a lengthy battle, Cratus killed both the Persian King and the Basilisk, and, upon speaking to the Gods, he witnessed the Sun disappearing from the sky, leaving the world in eternal darkness.

As the only presence of light was seen somewhere in the distance, Cratus journeyed there, only to discover the Temple of Helios and the city of Marathon. Cratus realized that Helios, the God of Sun, had been captured by an unknown force, allowing Morpheus, the God of Dreams, to place the other Olympians under his spell, putting them into a deep slumber, allowing him to invade and seize control of the land by covering Greece under his Black Fog. Fighting through Morpheus' minions, Cratus entered the temple of the Sun God, and after learning of the events that transpired, he was tasked by Eos, the sister of Helios, to awaken her brother's Fire Steeds, which would take Cratus to where their master was being held captive.

After having awakened the Helios' Steeds, Cratus was taken to the Underworld, where he saw Helios' glowing light in the distance, right before the Pillar of the World. Cratus fought his way through Hades' domain, acquired the mighty Gauntlet of Zeus, went down into Tartarus, and killed Charon, the ferryman of the dead. Cratus then discovered the Titan Atlas had somehow escaped Tartarus and captured Helios.

Throughout his journey, Cratus was plagued by visions of his daughter, Calliope, and the song she played on the flute he himself once presented her. When Cratus reached the Pillar of the World and the Temple of Persephone that lay nearby, he had already forgotten his task, thinking only of reuniting with his daughter. He encountered Persephone, Hades' wife, who revealed he could be with his daughter again, if he gave away all of his powers to the Forsaken Tree. Desperate to see his daughter again, Cratus did, and thereupon entered the Elysium fields, where he met with his daughter and was seen happy for the first time since he became the Ghost of Sparta.

Persephone, however, appeared before him, revealing that it was she who rescued Atlas and asked him to capture Helios. With his help, she devised a scheme to destroy the Pillar of the World, thus killing the Gods and all of mankind as well. She taunted Cratus with the knowledge that he may live with his daughter for a short period, but would ultimately see her die again, upon the completion of her plan. Cratus then forced himself to become the Ghost of Sparta again by killing the innocent souls of Elysium, and regaining his powers. Whilst giving pursuit to Persephone, he realized he would never have the chance to be with his daughter again, and, hearing her crying behind him, his hatred for the Gods he served grew even stronger still.

Cratus succeeded in killing Persephone and chaining Atlas to the ground above the Pillar of the World, thus completing his task. Before he left the Underworld, Atlas asked Cratus if he truly believed the Gods would keep their promise. Cratus replied it was the only thing he could hope for now, since he had lost his welcome in Elysium. With the use of the Fire Steeds, Cratus then escaped the Underworld, but found himself too exhausted from the journey, and fell from the Chariot, to the ground below. Subsequently, he was saved by Athena and Helios, who stripped him of his powers and equipment, leaving him unconscious upon the cliffs of the Aegean Sea.

The Final Task

Five years passed since Cratus defeated Atlas and Persephone, and after having killed the sea monster known as the Hydra, Cratus received a chance to seek his revenge on the God of War, and rid himself of the terrible nightmares that haunted him. He was ordered by Athena to seek out Pandora's Box in order to help him destroy Ares.
Cratus made his way through the war-ravaged city of Athens, killing countless minions of Ares and even the infamous Medusa, the Queen of the Gorgons. Following the Athenian Oracle's instructions, Cratus traversed the Desert of Lost Souls and found Pandora's Temple atop the back of the Titan Cronos. After having summoned the Titan by using the Titan Horn, he climbed to the top, made his way through the temple, and ultimately retrieved Pandora's Box, being the first human ever to do so. Sensing Cratus had obtained the Box, Ares, still in Athens, taking a huge broken pillar, hurled it towards Pandora's Temple. The pillar impaled Cratus into a wall. As he slowly died, Harpies took the Box back to Ares, while Cratus was sent to the Underworld. When falling down towards the River Styx, Cratus grabbed hold of the Captain's leg, who had previously died at the hands of Cratus, climbed onto a ledge, and kicked the Captain down below into the River Styx. Reaching the top again, Cratus managed to escape the clutches of Hades. Meeting up with the Gravedigger again, whom he had met earlier at the Oracle's Temple, he then reacquired Pandora's Box from Ares, and used it to grow tremendously in size, as well as receiving a substantial amount of power in order to battle Ares on an even footing. After a vicious fight, Ares trapped Cratus into a void where several demonic incarnations of himself attempted to kill phantom versions of his family. Cratus attempted to save them, but watched helplessly as Ares stripped him of the Blades of Chaos, and used them to kill his family again. Cratus, now distraught and vulnerable, nearly met his end at the hands of Ares, but took notice of the Blade of the Gods, proceeding to use it to finally destroy the God of War.

Though his past had been forgiven, the Gods could not relieve him of his nightmares. His last bit of hope taken from him, Cratus attempted to commit suicide by jumping from a cliff. Athena had a different plan for the Spartan. She saved his life and offered him the empty throne of the God of War on Olympus. He accepted the offer, settling upon the fallen god's throne, and becoming the new God of War.

As the God of War

Cratus, shortly after becoming the new God of War, entered Tartarus once again in search for the Ambrosia, but with the intent to destroy it, for Disciples of Ares desired to utilize the Ambrosia in order to resurrect their deceased God. Throughout his journey, Cratus received flashbacks about his first quest for the Ambrosia. As the new God of War marched through Tartarus, he encountered a giant arachnid who was sent to kill him. However, it was unsuccessful, as Cratus killed both the spider and its children. After pulling his blades out from the beast, Athena spoke to him in an attempt to warn him about the new dangers on the path he took once before. Cratus then shrugged off her warnings, confident that nothing would stop him. Later, Cratus encountered Athena again, and was told by the goddess that it is now the dead he must fear. Cratus simply moved along, finding the dead bodies of the Spartans he had abandoned in his earlier quest for the healing elixir. The Spartans then rose from the dead, ready to exact vengeance on Cratus for abandoning them. They failed, however, as Cratus managed to kill them all. Upon entering the island once again, the island then revealed itself to be a monstrous beast named Gyges, who vowed vengeance on Cratus after one hundred of his arms were burned off in the Spartan's battle against Helios' Champion. Cratus, however, revealed his intentions and incinerated Gyges with the Flames of Apollo, destroying the Tree of Life and all its Ambrosia. He then left the island, knowing that the disciples of Ares would hunt him down for destroying the last hope they had at reviving their fallen God.

Later on, Cratus has a vision of his mother, being held at the Temple of Poseidon in the City of Atlantis. He argues with Athena while en-route to Poseidon's kingdom, only then to be attacked by Scylla. Shortly after Cratus sends the monster fleeing and has a vision of his childhood, training with his brother Deimos. He enters the temple and encounters his long presumed dead mother Callisto, who then tells him his father Zeus had taken her there and that Deimos is still alive; trapped and being tortured in the Domain of Death. Both shocked and angered, Cratus asks why she lied to him all those years ago and who his father was. Callisto tries to tell him but is transformed into a hideous beast, forcing Cratus to kill her. Enraged over the gods having taken yet another member of his family, Cratus embarked on a journey to save his brother. At one point, Cratus encountered the Titan Thera, imprisoned inside a volcano, who told him he would be incapable of leaving if he did not free her. After freeing her, Cratus obtained Thera's Bane, and left the volcano. Upon his descent, he impaled Scylla, who had been pursuing him relentlessly ever since he arrived. Before returning home, Cratus then found himself under attack by Erinys, daughter to Thanatos. Upon Erinys' defeat, Cratus journeyed through Sparta, encountered and killed a Dissenter and the Piraeus Lion, and found the key to saving his brother in the Temple of Ares. The Spartan then returned to the sinking city of Atlantis, entered the Domain of Death, and continued onwards. Finally coming across Deimos, deep in the Temple of Thanatos, Cratus set Deimos free, only to be attacked by him, as Deimos blamed Cratus for not helping him when in dire need. Witnessing the battle from close by, Thanatos finally intervened, and snatched Deimos. Barely able to stand from the fight, Cratus followed Thanatos and Deimos to the Suicide Bluffs, and rescued Deimos from falling to his death. After being reunited, and having reconciled their differences, the Spartan brothers took arms, and joined forces against Thanatos. In a climactic battle, Thanatos took Deimos' life, only to have an enraged Cratus take his in return. Cratus then took the lifeless body of his brother to his grave. After putting Deimos in the grave, dug by the enigmatic Grave Digger, Cratus stated his brother was now free. He once again attempted to kill himself at the bluffs, but ultimately relented, asking himself what he had become. The Grave Digger, who had been close by, revealed he had become "Death, the Destroyer of Worlds", before vanishing. Athena then pleaded to Cratus to forgive her, and attempted to empower him to full Godhood, but saw her pleas ignored, as Cratus promised her the gods would pay for their actions.

During the siege of an unknown city, while aiding the Spartans in his mortal form, he was attacked by Argos, Hera's pet. Before he could defeat the beast however, an unknown Assassin killed it in his stead, apparently trying to destroy his reputation on Olympus. Cratus pursued the Assassin, but saw his progress halted by the minions of Hades himself. The God of War did not surrender, and continued his relentless pursuit, only to be stopped by Ceryx, messenger of the Gods, who allowed the Assassin to escape. Ceryx, in the name of Zeus, ordered Cratus to sway pursuit. Providing no valid reason, Ceryx only managed to infuriate the God of War. Cratus then killed the messenger on the spot, instantly realizing Zeus would not stand for this action.

When Cratus decided to lead his Spartans to Rhodes, Athena, still concerned with Cratus, implored him not to continue the endless wars, as the other Gods grew weary of his brutal warfare. Cratus chose not to heed her warning, and instead plunged down to Earth, aiding his army in further destroying the city. Moments after, an eagle, who Cratus assumed to be Athena, robbed him of his immense size, shrinking him back down to mortal size. The eagle then flew past the Colossus of Rhodes, which was then brought to life. Cratus fought a long and arduous battle with the giant, until Zeus offered help in the form of the Blade of Olympus, which the King-God himself used to end the Titan War. Infusing all of his powers and immortality into the blade, Cratus took down his foe. As he shouted at the heavens, the Colossus' falling hand crushed him. Severely wounded, and stripped of all his powers, Cratus knew his rescue lay with the Blade. Limping towards it, the eagle came soaring down, revealing itself to be Zeus in disguise. Zeus informs Cratus of the fact that he didn't want to suffer the same fate as Ares, demanding that Cratus serve him. However, when Cratus refused, he was viciously attacked by Zeus, who killed him by driving the Blade into his abdomen.

Changing His Fate

After being killed by Zeus, Cratus was dragged down by the arms of the Underworld. The Titan Gaia, who had been watching him his entire life, then decided to intervene. She saved Cratus, sealed his wound, and gave him the strength to escape death once again. Climbing out from the Underworld, and back into Rhodes, he then instructed the last surviving soldier to return to Sparta, in order to prepare for another battle. Cratus then took Pegasus, a gift from Gaia, and attempted to fly back to Olympus so he could exact his revenge, but discovered that he could no longer enter Olympus, as he was no longer a God. Instead, Gaia instructed Pegasus and Cratus to seek out the Sisters of Fate. She informed him the Sisters had the power to travel back in time, which he needed to use to reclaim the Blade of Olympus, and take his revenge on Zeus. Cratus then first traveled to Typhon's lair, where he met with Prometheus, who pleaded him to release him from his torment in the Flames of Olympus. Cratus, having previously stolen Typhon's Bane from the Titan, used it to break Prometheus' last chain, sending him down into the flames, burning him alive, and finally releasing him. and his ashes granted him the power of the Titans.
Cratus safely arrived on the Island of Creation, where he met Theseus, who guarded the Steeds of Time. They fought to determine the best warrior of Greece; with Cratus emerging the victor, after having bashed Theseus' head against a door, and skewering him with his own spear. Cratus later defeated Perseus (who tried to save his beloved Andromeda), the Barbarian King (who escaped Hades' torment to change his fate), and Icarus (who had gone crazy). After having defeated them all, he once again fell prey to the Underworld, where he once again met with Atlas. Intent on crushing the former God for his imprisonment, Atlas ultimately ceased his attempt when Cratus revealed he was now an enemy of Zeus, and sought to change his fate in order to destroy Zeus. After Atlas aided him back to the surface, he continued his journey into the Palace of Fates. There, unbeknownst to him, he encountered the remaining Spartan warrior, only this time shrouded in darkness. Not knowing they were facing, both warriors intended on reaching the Sisters themselves, therefore intent on killing the other. After a quick battle, the Last Spartan fell prey to Cratus' Blades. The Spartan warrior informed Cratus of the fact that Zeus had now destroyed Sparta, causing Cratus to be overtaken with anger, proceeding to shout to the Heavens. Blinded by anger, he was then attacked by the Kraken. Held firm in its grasp, Cratus then saw an astral projection of his wife, which was actually Gaia in disguise, encouraging him to go on or face eternal torment in Hades. Cratus was informed of the fact that the Titans wanted the Spartan to lead them into battle. Cratus, ultimately regaining his will to live, killed the Kraken, and continued his journey.

Cratus then entered the Sisters' throne Room, met with Lahkesis, and was told the Fates' decided upon the destinies of all, and how she had allowed him to come as far as he did. She then proclaimed it was not his destiny to kill Zeus, with Cratus declaring they no longer controlled his destiny, and engaged her in battle. Instantly, Lahkesis summoned her sister Atropos, who took Cratus back in time, to his battle with Ares, determined to destroy the Blade of the Gods, so his past and present self would cease to exist. Cratus managed to subdue her, and teleported themselves back to the present. Now fighting both Sisters, he managed to trap them in a mirror, and shattered it, trapping them in the past. Cratus then proceeded onto Clotho, who warned him not to go forward with his manipulation of fate. Cratus then killed the obese Sister of Fate, took control of his own fate in the Loom Chamber, and went back in time. Arriving in the past, he took the Blade of Olympus out of a surprised Zeus' hands, pulling it out of his other self. Zeus and Cratus then fought on the Summit of Sacrifice. Cratus and Zeus engaged in a vicious battle, with Cratus fighting Zeus in his full Olympian size, as well as his normal mortal size. During the battle Zeus unleashed a powerful lightning storm, in which Cratus yielded defeat and surrendered. He then asked the King of Gods to release him from his torment, to which Zeus stated, "I will release you from your life my son, but your torment is just beginning." Cratus then dodged the blow, pinned Zeus to a rock with his Blades, took the Blade of Olympus and drove it into Zeus' abdomen. Intending to kill Zeus in the same way Zeus killed Cratus in Rhodes, he was then stopped by Athena, who was determined to defend Olympus. As Zeus tried to flee, Cratus took another swing at him, only for Athena to take the blow. Her dying words revealed Zeus to be his father. Zeus, desiring only to break the cycle of the son killing the father, cared not for the well-being of Greece, only for his own position and life.

Athena begged Cratus to stop his revenge, informing him that all of Olympus would unite against him. Cratus revealed that he would destroy all of the Gods, proceeding to travel back in time to the Titanomachy, bringing the Titans to the present in order to battle the Olympians for control.

The Second Great War

Picking up right where God of War II left off, God of War III saw Zeus discussing the actions of the rogue God of War, Cratus, who was 'commanding' a small army of Titans rescued from the Great War, using the power of the Fates. The Olympians immediately rushed to battle as Hermes sped down the very peaks of Olympus, Hercules sent out his troops down into the fray, Hades, in giant form, lunged off the Mountain and engaged several Titans, and Poseidon, using his aquakinesis, shot down from Olympus like a torpedo, and struck a death blow through Epimetheus' chest, sending the Titan into a watery grave. The God of the Sea then manifested himself as a massive water being and spawned several Hippocampi to aid him in battle. With Poseidon as their greatest threat in battle, having already decimated numerous Titan, and now going after Gaia herself, Cratus engaged the God of the Sea and, drawing him into Gaia's grasp, managed to knock a weakened Poseidon out of his godly form, and onto a separate platform. The two berated each other briefly before Cratus walked up and battered the Lord of the Sea severely, finally gouging out his eyes and snapping his neck as he tossed him off into the ocean. With Poseidon's death, the seas cataclysmed and ocean levels rose significantly, causing a flood that engulfed the entire world, destroying almost all of mankind, save those on top of Olympia.

After killing Poseidon, Gaia and Cratus reached Zeus' pavilion, where the king of the gods angrily anticipated Cratus' arrival and assaulted both with a mighty blast of lightning, that blew a portion of Gaia's arm clean off, sending the two spiraling down Olympus. Having stabbed the Blade of Olympus to in Gaia's back to hold onto, Cratus was unable to hang on as Gaia fought to survive. Gaia shouted in pain, as she told him he was but a pawn, and was deemed expendable now that the Titans had reached Zeus. Embittered, Cratus tumbled into the underworld. Contemplating his life as he lurched through the River Styx and its caverns, he resolved to escape Hades yet again, and destroy Zeus once and for all. On his way to Hades' chamber, after being sucked of nearly all of his power by the dead souls of Styx, he met the ghost of Athena, who claimed to have reached a "higher existence", and was once again willing to help Cratus exact his revenge. With Cratus suspicious of this turn of events, Athena explained how she saw truths where she did not before. As a sign of faith, she transformed Cratus' ruined blades into the Blades of Exile, to help him survive the Underworld and the foes that awaited him. She then continued to define his quest, as she ordered him to find and extinguish the Flame of Olympus, in order to truly defeat Zeus.

Cratus made his way through the Underworld, meeting lost souls, encountering The Judges, and visiting Hephaestus several times, gaining more and more information about the secrets of Olympus, his adopted daughter Pandora, who was the key to Pandora's Box, and Zeus, all along finding mysterious scrawls that he silently acknowledged to be from various people in his past. Finally, having entered Hades' Palace, and finding the coffin-wed body of Persephone that Hades had restored, he engaged the Lord of the Underworld himself inside of a dark cavern. Cratus and Hades proved evenly matched, until the bloodthirsty Spartan managed to rip off his helmet, stole his Claws, and stole Hades' own soul by absorbing it into the Claws. Hades, without a soul and now dead, caused all souls in the Underworld to go rampant.

Escaping the Underworld through a Hyperion Gate, Cratus continued his journey up along Olympus where he met up with Gaia and after telling her that she was "a means to an end" and dislodged her by cutting off her hand and falling down from Olympus once again. He defeated Helios by decapitating him, stabbed the Titan Perses in the eye, killed Hermes by slicing his legs off and took his boots, mercilessly pummeled his own half-brother Hercules to death with the Cestus, snapped Hera's neck after she insulted Pandora, encountered a radiant Aphrodite and her handmaidens in the goddess' chamber, killed Hephaestus and Cronos in the underworld, killed the Skorpius and after taking the Boreas Icestorm, rescued Pandora from the Labyrinth, neutralized the Three Judges and after breaking the Chain of Balance, he finally arrived at the Flame's chamber. Inside the Chamber, in the presence of Pandora, whom he had previously freed from the Labyrinth, he began to have second thoughts and refused to let Pandora sacrifice her life. In turn, she refused as well, stating she did not want to be treated as a child, and how she had to embrace her destiny, only to be interrupted and apprehended by Zeus himself.

Cratus, demanding that Zeus let go of Pandora, saw Zeus retort he should not confuse Pandora with his own flesh and blood, but mused that he already had. He cited the destruction of Olympus as proof of Cratus' need for atonement for the murder of his family. Cratus snarled that he only saw what he had come to destroy. He then engaged in battle with his father, while Olympus crumbled around them. Pandora tried to run into the Flame, intent on pacifying it, as Cratus attempted to stop her. However, due to inadvertently prodding Zeus' pleads how Cratus should not "fail her like he did his family", Cratus released Pandora, attacking Zeus in a fit of extreme rage, only to be stunned by the Flame's dissipation.

Cratus then opened the Box once again, only to discover it was empty. Zeus mocked him for "another stunning failure", and went outside to recover, while Cratus' fury boiled even further. Outside, father and son met again on the pavilion. But before either could claim victory, the platform suddenly shook rapidly, as a reawakened Gaia attempted to crush the pavilion between her hands. Seeing no other exit, Zeus and Cratus fled inside her chest, dueled near her heart, and sucked the life out of Gaia's heart. A rejuvenated Cratus finally bested Zeus, impaling him with the Blade of Olympus against Gaia's heart, killing both his father and great-grandmother in one blow.

Awakening amidst cracked earth, Cratus found Zeus' body impaled on a rock, and extracted the blade callously. But Zeus' spirit, consumed by some lasting hatred for his infidel son, attacked Cratus, draining him of his willpower and anger, instead filling him with fear, and a sense of loss, bringing him on the verge of death. Trapped inside his own mind, taunted by his haunting memories, and his father, Cratus was then aided by Pandora, whose spirit lived on, abolishing the various torments of his soul. Overcoming these hurtles with a feeling of Hope, Cratus returned to the physical world and managed to free himself from Zeus' chocking grip. He then attacked his spirit, forcing him back into his own body, temporarily ressurecting Zeus. Cratus then violently and relentlessly battered Zeus into a bloody pulp, ending Zeus' reign once and for all.

Arriving to congratulate Cratus, Athena requested Cratus to turn over the power he claimed from Pandora's Box. Cratus replied to Athena that there was nothing inside. Believing Pandora had died in vain, only to serve his need for vengeance, Cratus was suddenly struck with remorse over her death. Athena did not believe him however, as when the evils of the Titanomachy were first sealed into the box, she placed the most powerful weapon in the world' with them, to counteract the evils.
She demanded Cratus to return the power he had obtained, as it rightfully belonged to her. For now that the world was cleansed by chaos, she would rebuild it under her rule, using the power of hope. Athena quickly came to realize however, that when Cratus first opened the box to kill Ares, the evils infected the gods of Olympus, taking hold of them. As the evils took hold of the gods, the power of hope instead infused itself into Cratus. Buried beneath all the layers of guilt, anger, and the need for revenge, Hope was finally released when Cratus finally learned to forgive his past deeds, thus releasing its power.

Asking Cratus again, he refused, instead impaling himself onto the Blade, thereby releasing Hope into the mortal world, for humanity to embrace. An action that Athena would clearly despise, as she removed the Blade from his chest, uttering the world was not ready to harness this vast power, and how Cratus had disappointed her. Athena then left, leaving a laughing Cratus to die, his vengeance finally complete.

In a post-credits scene, the phoenix-engraved mural where Cratus' body lay was now empty, as a trail of blood is shown leading to the sea that now consumed the world, leaving Cratus' final fate unknown.

Post by: Fightest on October 25, 2012, 11:08:27 PM
I don't know how serious you're being, but Kratos is meant to be an all-powerful self-insert for the player to project onto.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 11:09:19 PM
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 25, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
Double posting because I'm a winner.

Name: The Big L
Height: Better than Yours
Weight: Better than Yours
Age: Better than Yours
Sex: Better than Yours
Hair: Better than Yours
Eyes: Better than Yours
Skin: Better than Yours
Race: Better than Yours
Occupation: Perfect
Home: Better than Yours
Birth Place: Better than Yours


The Big L (born in 212 DR[11]), also known as the "Sage of Shadowdale" and the "Old Mage", was one of the most famous and powerful wizards in all of Faer?n, as well as a fair fighter and thief.[12] As a high-level wizard, The Big L was capable of taking on almost any appearance imaginable.[13] In his natural state The Big L appeared as a gray-bearded man of weathered visage, gruff tone, alert eyes, and nondescript attire. He was almost always smoking a calabash pipe that was spouting some vile blue or green smoke.[14]

The Big L's most distinguishing physical feature was his hawk-like nose.[citation needed]

A natural storyteller, The Big L was normally a witty, clever, and very charming man.[citation needed] He was a consummate actor,[12] however and could be imperious, grave, and terrible as the situation demanded. He rarely revealed the full extent of his true nature to anyone who was not an extremely close friend. He could portray himself as a trickster, a rake, a stern father figure, or any other stereotype he wanted to assume, depending on what he wanted to accomplish or what reaction he wanted to elicit from those around him.[citation needed]

The Harpers; the other Chosen of Mystra (especially the Simbul, his paramour); Mystra herself;[12] Lhaeo, his scribe; and good people everywhere.[citation needed]
The Big L interacted regularly with the other Chosen of Mystra through a telepathic link. As well as once sharing a bed with the goddess herself, he conducted a relationship with the Simbul of the Seven Sisters. The Big L and Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun had something of a rivalry, whilst Volo sorely taxed the old mage's patience.[citation needed]

The Making of a Mage

The first novel in the The The Big L series, Making of a Mage recounts the character's origin story, which explains why he has levels in so many different character classes (fighter, rogue, cleric, and wizard).
The Big L was born in 212 DR to Elthryn, the lord of the village of Heldon and a prince of Athalantar, and his wife Amrythale, in the kingdom of Athalantar.[15] His family was killed by a malaugrym named Undarl, one of the magelords of the ancient kingdom of Athalantar.[11] Taking up his father's broken sword, the Lion Sword, the symbol of the great king of the Stag Throne (who was The Big L's grandfather), The Big L became a brigand and a thief at the ripe age of twelve.

He soon realized that he had no taste for killing, and gave it up when he went to become a burglar in the city of Hastarl, the capital of Athalantar. He met and formed a bond of friendship with a young thief, Farl, who knew The Big L as Eladar "the Dark"; they committed many acts of thievery and lived life fully, later forming the gang the "Velvet Hands" in opposition to the rival gang, the Moonclaws, who were servants of the magelords. Later during a burglary, The Big L met the Magister of the time, the wizard who bore the mantle of Azuth's power. When asked if he was interested in learning sorcery, The Big L refused, as he hated all mages because of the magelords.

After many adventures, The Big L was visited by Mystra, the Goddess of All Magic. She tarried with him and left the awestruck The Big L with the message that he should learn of magic and worship her. Soon thereafter, while he was still a young adult, Mystra transformed The Big L into a woman named Elmara to strengthen his bond with magic and to know what it is to be a woman. This change also allowed him to move within his enemies' circles without their knowledge that he was in fact the last surviving prince of Athalantar. For a few years, Elmara was a priestess of Mystra. Later, an avatar of Mystra (who went by the name Myrjala "Darkeyes") trained Elmara in the ways of a mage and brought her to an ancient Netherese arcanist who taught Elmara a spell that would transform her back into The Big L. In the time that followed, The Big L learned much about magic from Myrjala, reaching the point where he could finish taking his revenge against the evil magelords who had usurped the kingdom. After a terrific battle, The Big L persevered and assumed the throne of Athalantar.

However, no sooner had he gained the kingship than he passed it to one one of his friends, Helm Stoneblade, a knight of Athalantar. The Big L stated that he had wanted to avenge his family's death, not become a monarch. As he and Myrjala left the kingdom, the so-called Mage Royal, Undarl, attacked them, and the sorceress revealed herself to be Mystra. She offered to make The Big L one of her Chosen, and he readily accepted.

The Big L in Myth Drannor

A sequel to Making of a Mage, The Big L in Myth Drannor takes place shortly afterwards. In this novel, The Big L travels to the city of Cormanthor. The book details the ancient elven society and its people, as well as highlighting The Big L's continued magical studies, as he serves as an apprentice to a cruel and powerful wizard.
The Big L remains in Cormanthor for over two decades, and is present when the mythal is raised and the city is renamed Myth Drannor.

The Temptation of The Big L

The Temptation of The Big L moves the time line ahead several centuries. At the outset of the novel in 759 DR, The Big L emerges from a dusty tomb, after being trapped there in stasis for many years.
During much of this book, magic becomes unreliable, and The Big L must again learn to survive by his wits and the skills he picked up earlier in his life. He later undergoes further magical training under the tutelage of a wicked sorceress who seeks to tempt him away from Mystra's path.

Following the events of The Temptation of The Big L, The Big L served as a foster parent to three other of Mystra's Chosen: Laeral, Storm, and Dove. It is also suspected that he had something to do with the founding of Waterdeep, or at least with the organizing of the city's lords.

Time of Troubles

The Big L's sigil
The Big L was instrumental in forming the Rangers Three, who aided him in recurring battles with the mysterious Shadowmasters during this time. The Big L also took time out to defend Shadowdale from an army of Zhentarim led by the avatar of Bane. Bane and The Big L battled, and both were caught up in the spell that The Big L had called upon to dispose of the avatar. The Big L was originally thought to have been destroyed, but when he later reappeared it became apparent that he had merely been transported to another plane of existence for a time.

In The Big L's absence, the foes of good tried to rally, but the other Chosen, the Knights of Myth Drannor, and the Rangers Three held them at bay until he returned. With the present crisis averted, all seemed calm, but the Shadowmasters had other ideas. The Big L and the Rangers Three, along with their allies, managed to frustrate and foil the plans of this race of shapeshifters.
The Big L also confronted the Overgod, Lord Ao, over his instigation of the Time of Troubles while innocents were being killed. As the critical moment of the Time of Troubles approached, Mystra knew of what was to come and she shed most of her power into Midnight the human wizard, so that all of her essence would not cease to exist. Since The Big L obtained his power from Mystra, this change left him personally powerless at a critical juncture.

He recruited one of the Rangers Three, Sharantyr, and they equipped themselves from The Big L's cache of magical items, which would still function. The two of them were later reunited with the other two members of the band, Itharr and Belkram, but even the Rangers Three could not prevent The Big L from being wounded in battle. Despite this setback, The Big L and the Rangers, along with their allies, not only freed High Dale and defeated Manshoon of the Zhentarim, but they also outlasted the Time of Troubles, and The Big L regained his magic.

The Big L in Hell

When the floating city of Thultanthar was returned to Faer?n after their exile in the Plane of Shadow, the Shadovar came to Shadowdale to ambush The Big L. In the confrontation spells were thrown, and Storm blasted one of the shadow princes with a ball of silver fire. Since Shadovar are living shadow magic, and silver fire is pure Weave magic, the collision between the two tore at the fabric of reality, creating a rift to the Nine Hells. The Big L realized that the only way to close the portal before legions of devils spilled forth into Toril was to close it from the other side.[16]

In the opening of The Big L in Hell, The Big L entered the portal and narrowly managed to do so, but at the expense of much of his magical strength. Once in Hell he was abducted and enslaved by an outcast archdevil known as Nergal, who wished to discover the secret of Mystra's silver fire. In the most graphic scenes of the The The Big L Series, The Big L was subject to brutal tortures, surviving only because of his exceptional endurance and ability to heal himself with silver fire. While the arch-fiend plundered The Big L's thoughts and memories, Mystra became aware of her favorite servant's plight and entered Hell herself to find him. Realizing that her presence in Hell was overly conspicuous, Mystra retreated and dispatched more subtle agents to find him; first Halaster Blackcloak, the Mad Mage of Undermountain (who was defeated) and then the Simbul. After much searching, the Simbul found him, and together they defeated Nergal and returned home.

The Big L's Daughter

The Big L's Daughter takes place a few years after The Big L in Hell (the novel also acts as sequel to Death of the Dragon). A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent The Big L in Hell, it focuses primarily on the life of one of The Big L's children, Narnra Shalace.
Narnra leads the life of a loner thief in Waterdeep, with no one to depend on but herself. Following an old man through an alleyway and into a portal, she emerges in Marsember. The old man she follows is none other than The Big L. Because of her curiosity, Narnra quickly finds herself involved not only in the intrigues of the Cormyrean nation, but also with The Big L, who turns out to be her father, who she has never known.

Other Events
The Big L then secretly helped a small group of adventurers near Westgate at the Reddansyr Village, investigating the destiny of the clone of Manshoon, and unmasking the real leader of Night Masks of Westgate, the Night King known as "The Faceless" (the Manshoon clone, now known as Orbakh), three years after the Manshoon Wars in the year of 1373 DR. He has also aided Abdel Adrian and his companions, making occasional appearances to the party, both to check on their progress, and to impart wisdom in regards to their quest in the Bhaalspawn crisis.
On 15 Nightal 1374 DR, Sharran agents attempted to steal the Ebon Diadem from The Big L's tower. Due to the essence of the artifact and the sheer power of The Big L's wards, on whose power the artifact fed, the Sharrans defeated The Big L (though not without losing most of their number) and a contingency spell whisked The Big L away, while his tower itself was blasted into ruin and transported to another, unknown plane.

The Spellplague
Following the death of Mystra and the collapse of the Weave, The Big L was stripped of many of his abilities as one of the Chosen, though he still ages as slowly as he has for the previous millennium and is still quite powerful magically. However, every use of his magic drives him to - and sometimes over - the brink of insanity. When this happens, only Storm is able to bring his mind back, giving of her own essence to soothe The Big L's mind. The Big L can still cast minor cantrips at times - and has, on several occasions, cast minor illusions - without going mad, though this isn't always the case.[4]
Despite these setbacks, The Big L and Storm have continued with their campaign to save Faer?n, battling evil where they can. For years the two of them pretended to be Elgorn and Stornara Rhauligan, "repairers of ever-crumbling stone, plaster, tapestries, and wood" in the royal palace of Suzail, spying on and testing the loyalties of War Wizards and nobles alike. On one occasion, The Big L even stole into the bedchambers of King Foril and made changes to the Suzail Writ, while his majesty slept not a spear-length away.[4]

In 1479 DR, after finally admitting that they needed help saving the Realms, and having run out of easy-to-steal magic items to feed to the Simbul, The Big L sought to gain access to artifacts known to contain the spirits of the Nine - objects powerful enough to pierce the wards surrounding the royal palace or, The Big L believes, to permanently restore the Simbul's sanity. He also sought to recruit the efforts of a descendant of his, Amarune Whitewave.[4]

During one of his excursions into the palace, The Big L's body was destroyed by Manshoon, who had secretly been peeling away the Old Mage's contingency spells over several years. However, Manshoon departed before he realized that The Big L had survived his body's destruction as a pile of magical ash. With the agreement of Amarune and the aid of Storm, The Big L's essence was transferred to Amarune's body with the aid of a spell the ex-Chosen discovered in a cache once belonging to Azuth. He now "rides the mind" of his great-granddaughter, able to control her body's movements when he wishes.[4]
Post by: Tengukami on October 25, 2012, 11:28:36 PM
I don't know how serious you're being

I think the repeated "I win!" suggests "not very serious at all".
Post by: Von Stein on October 26, 2012, 03:15:17 AM
I feel personally challenged by this thread, so here, behold the greatest BS to every come from one of the greater factories of BS, the Megaman Fandom! ((Greater as in amount of idiots involved only))

Disclaimer: I am full of it.

Name: Edward von Stein
Real Name: Dark Nemesis
Height: varies
Weight: varies
Age: 64 digits
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown, or red, or red when controlled by Daemon Prince, or gold when controlled by Radicum
Skin: White
Race: Robot
Occupation: He's a simple man, you may call him "Lord"
Home: Castle Stein, floating in the air above the world
Birth Place: Castle Stein, before the damn thing took off

Description: In his current form he wears a leather trenchcoat over a white t-shirt and camo pants with black boots. He has scruffy brown hair, striking brown eyes, and a scar across his neck and a scar in his chest.
In his true form he wears black knight armor with the relief of a wolf's head on the chest with a golden cross over it, with rubies in the ends of the cross, the left and right one making the eyes of the wolf head. The top of the cross is broken. He has spikes coming from the knees and elbows, claws on the gauntlets of the armor and wears one of those bucket helmets from wich red light floods. If Daemon Prince takes control he grows dirt green wings of flame, red energy horns from his helmet, and a red energy tail. if Radicum takes control he just gets gold eyes.
If Daemon Prince takes over completely, he becomes a red amorphous blob of energy with a pair of golden globes signifying a simulacrum of eyes.
If Radicum takes over completely he turns into a ten feet tall mass of blue mechanical armor with energy claws on on arm and a gatling gun on the other, and a wolfmask as part of the armor for a face.

Abilities: In his current form he is highly limited in his ability, having minor control over gravity allowing him to speed up his movements. He wields a black esoteric sword, the Black Blade, which cuts through space itself, rending it, and heavily damaging any matter or energy caught in the swing. The rends tend to fix themselves quickly though, so the fabric of space time is at no real risk. Molecular level connections break down though, causing unavoidable damage. He can temporarily shift back to his former and true form, unlocking his full range of abilities.
In his true form he has unlimited control over gravity, allowing him to remotely move pretty much any object, crush foes insides with a black hole, or reverse gravity, causing massive expansion of whatever is affected, basically detonating it. he can create wormholes to nearly instantly move from any place in space to another. He can also use gravity to fold time allowing him to travel back and forth within it, or escape time and space entirely to move to another dimension, or create pocket dimensions.
He furthermore has access to his giant mace, Tania, who is sentient and in love with Stein, a love which he cannot reciprocate. But she is good for smashing stuff.
Also he has access to vast amounts of magical abilities, ranging from control over elements to emotions and just plain damage types. This magic is channeled through 18 magical weapons which he acquired during his long live.

7 elemental swords

Wasser, a sword with the ability to manipulate water.
Feuer, a sword with the ability to manipulate fire.
Luft, a sword with the ability to manipulate air.
Erde, a sword with the ability to manipulate earth.
Licht, a sword with the ability to manipulate light.
Dunkelheit, a sword with the ability to manipulate darkness.
Tod, a sword with the ability to manipulate life and death.

4 swords of damage

Alter, a sword that manipulates age.
Wunde, a chainsword that manipulates wounds.
Fluch, a sword that manipulates curses.
Gift, a sword that manipulates poison.

4 swords of emotions

Zorn, a club that manipulates rage.
Eifersucht, a voodoo scepter that manipulates jealousy.
Trauer, a sword that manipulates sorrow.
Furcht, a sword that manipulates terror.

2 swords of lesser dragons

Gr?ner Drache, a sword imbued with the poisonous and mildly magic immune magic of a green dragon.
Roter Drache, a sword imbued with the firey and mildly magic immune magic of a red dragon.

1 swords of surpreme dragons

Schwarzer Drache, a sword imbued with the eroding and completely magic immune magic of a black dragon.

He stores these weapons in a pocket dimension and can pull them out and remotely wield them at his leisure.
Magic of course takes life force to wield, which he has none of being a robot, and thus he has a means of siphoning souls from living beings and store them in giant gems to tap into. He has stored countless souls over the eons as he destroyed several universes to siphon their souls because they bored him.

When Daemon Prince takes over he loses most of those abilities again, going back to personal speed control mostly, but he gains an innate control over other people's emotions, allowing him to goat them into making mistakes. When Daemon Prince completely overtakes Edward, his form changes, and he becomes intangible with nigh absolute control over emotions of those around him, siphoning said emotions for sustenance. It takes an extraordinarily steeled mind to withstand DP's control.
When Radicum takes over, Edward's abilities remain mostly the same but become limited by a narrow minded human's imagination. Once Radicum completely takes over though, Edward's form changes again though, and Radicum, in his heavily armored form appears, wielding his claws of holy energy, and shooting holy bullets from his gatling gun, and able to bless the unholy!

In both his normal and true form he has access to a satellite network spanning the globe, transmitting information about pretty much anything on the planet to him. His build in sensors are also top notch, giving him very fast feedback on anything that happens around him.

His drawback is that he can only stay within his True Form for a short time, about 1 minute. (Roughly three episodes of air time I would guess.)

While he is in true form, any changes in gravitational fields charge his generator, which allow it to create larger changes in gravitational fields, causing it to quickly overcharge, causing quick and sudden death if he overdoes it. He has to return to his normal form to allow his damaged generator to regain a modicum of stability before he invariably perishes anyways.

His mind is immune to control because it is actually made up of three people.

Personality: In his current form he is a cranky old man who wishes to end his existence, but because of his own personal code of honor he cannot take his own life, instead having to rely upon a strong adversary to fight to the death with. Combine that with his incessant need to help other lesser beings because of his code of honor again and he has his work cut out for him.
In his true form, is old personality shines through again, being more fun loving, amiable, and cruel, and holding a spectacular true neutral alignment as he performs great deeds of good alongside treadfull deeds of dastardlyness right next to one another.
With Daemon Prince in control his behavior becomes erratic, as it is largely dictated by the mood of the people around him.
With Radicum in control he becomes cold, calculated and filled with a zealous faith in a God Emperor from a world far far away.

Backstory: He was created by Kommandant Stein during WWII, a German scientist formerly in the employ of Nazi Germany who decided to defect once he saw through the Nazis' lies. He created Dark Nemesis as a robot with free will to chose his own way in life, and thankfully Dark Nemesis, having a sillyness streak in him decided to not side with the Nazis and defend the castle they were in from the former by routinely playing catch with the artillery of both the allied and the axis troups. History went on, the Kommandant died, and Edward found himself entwined with the destiny of a bunch of other superhero-esque guys that ended up in many whacky adventures on which he found his magical weapons, made three little Knightling kids, and an army of Knightling bots to tend to the castle, which he eventually tore from the ground to send flying across the world.

Along the line two beings from another world, Daemon Prince, a being of raw emotion fighting for the forces of some Chaos and Radicum, a warrior entombed within blessed mechanical power armor fighting for some Imperium, where thrown through limbo by a warpstorm and ended up part of Dark Nemesis's mind, where they struggle to this day for dominion over one another, and Edward's mind. They now form a quasi ego, super ego, id trio in there.

Further along the line he fell in love with a human wind mage, but he was thrown into limbo and sent to wander the dimensions aimlessly before he could get anywhere with her.

Further further along the line he met several of his old friends in a new adventure at a nexus of dimensions while he was in a state much like his current, and ended up saving the multiverse alongside them and get revenge on the one who separated him from his love.

Further further further along the lone he returned back to his old world, amiably separated with the wind mage, but still feels the loss in his heart to this day.

Further further further further along the line he hooked up with the "daughter" of an dimension hopping friend, a digital entity within a hyper advanced watch/PDA.

Further further further further further along the line he joined his friends again as a new thread happened upon the world, which turned out to be a future or maybe past him turned into what is basically a ring world trying to destroy all. His lightning angel friend had to put his then current form down and then the heroes, with the help of hell destroyed the ring world.

Further further further further further further along the line, restored by his castle he send himself and his castle into a self imposed exile from this world to stop himself from destroying it in an uncontrollable rage.

Further further further further further further further along the line he went on a rampage, sick of existence, trying to destroy it all. He collected many souls then.

Further further further further further further further further along the line he decided upon an elaborate plan to make his own greatest warriors by creating worlds to raise these warriors in and make them strong, then guide them to him. But a future or maybe past self intervened for who knows what reason.

Further further further further further further further further further along the line while talking with the landlord of his local hell, Tania hooked up with him and videos of the two in action are now what pay the Knightlings maintaining Castle Stein

Further further further further further further further further further further along the line he onceagain grew tired of living, having destroyed too much, having seen too much suffering, having seen no purpose in his own life other than death and despair, having lost the three people in life he truely loved, separated himself from Castle Stein to wander limbo eternally.

Further further further further further further further further further further further further along the line stuff happened, rocks fell, and everybody died, and he is now the last one alive, trying to find someone to end him forever!


Theme : Best music evah (

What is the most terrible realization here is that I actually *use* this character still, as my username somewhat attests to. :V

I believe that makes me a legit terrible person.

Do I win?
Post by: Fightest on October 26, 2012, 07:13:12 AM
I think the repeated "I win!" suggests "not very serious at all".

That said, I'm not getting some of the references! Could someone elaborate? I'm familiar with THE BIG L and KRATUS, but the other two I don't know.
Post by: Von Stein on October 26, 2012, 07:45:25 AM
Edvard is a sparkly vampire with one letter changed. If you still don't get the reference count yourself very, very lucky.

I think the first entry of Purvis is simply daemonic, black, crimson, stunning, and a giant dragon. Of course I might be wrong.
Post by: Fightest on October 26, 2012, 07:46:30 AM
Edvard is a sparkly vampire with one letter changed. If you still don't get the reference count yourself very, very lucky.

Oh, right, of course. I think I missed that one. It's mainly the first one that's going over my head.
Post by: Von Stein on October 26, 2012, 07:50:00 AM
Just trying to be as edgy and beautiful and evil and badass as possible. You know, Purvis being Purvis. *shot*
Post by: Drake on October 26, 2012, 09:52:41 AM
Purvis' first entry is disqualified because he already wrote that for one of the Create-a-Touhou threads.
Post by: DNAbc on October 26, 2012, 10:58:11 AM

The Epics of 12

World: 12's story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where technological advances have caused so much pollution that the carbon dioxide content rose to ridiculous levels and everyone died, and nature started to reclaim the world and Earth is no longer a place for humans to live, ....except for one man, 12, who fortunately held his breath throughout the incident long enough to not die with the others. Realizing the horrifying truth  that he's the sole survivor of human race, it's up to him to travel to the East, and ask the Gods there to return Earth to its way before.

Having worked out for 10 years, 12 have superhuman endurance compared even to the best professional athlete, he's able to run as fast as a car and have reflexes that allow him to predict the path of projectiles and dodge them beforehand, moreover, he has intelligence matching that of GLaDOS, which allows him plot world domination in a mere 5 minutes.

12's greatest weakness is probably of the fact that he's a human, and the ''enemies'' he's bargaining with are literally Gods, however, as we all know Gods are arrogant as hell and all, so they can be tricked and killed rather easily by 12.

12's quest is not a easy one, for the proud Gods are more than happy to see that humans are finally gone from the world, and they are also out for 12's blood too, can 12 achieve his goal and save the world?




2: Boots of Fujin: These Boots are made from GENUINE GRIFFIN SKIN, thus granting the Boots a natural affinity to WIND and THUNDER, on top of allowing the wearer to move at SPEEDS EVEN FASTER THAN  TENGU, the Boots are one of the TREASURED ARTIFACTS of Nike, the infamous goddess of VICTORY, SPEED and STRENGTH. Contrary to what the other Gods WANT TO BELIEVE, 12 DIDN'T assassinate Nike and took her prized possession for himself.In fact, the TRUTH was that THE BOOTS PICKED 12 AND NIKE PERFORMED A SEPPUKU OUT OF SHAME AFTER REALIZING SHE'S BEEN DITCHED.



4:Miasmallisticicle Blade of Miasma: More like an ABILITY than an actual WEAPON, 12 can let out the SOULS OF GODS TRAPPED IN THE PLATINUM BELT and gather them in his hands to use as a SLASHING WEAPON. The result of this is the MIASMALLISTICICLE BLADE OF MIASMA, a horrifying weapon that can CAUSE WOUNDS WHICH NEVER HEALS. On top of that, swinging the MIASMALLISTICICLE BLADE OF MIASMA will also release a wave of scorching cursed energy which, when hit, will inflict SIMILAR EFFECTS AS CUTTING ONE WITH THE BLADE ITSELF. An even more fearsome secret of the MIASMALLISTICICLE BLADE OF MIASMA is that  when SWUNG PROPERLY, the MISMALLISTICICLE BLADE OF MIASMA can even REVERSE TIME. However, due to an 12's IGNORANCE ABOUT ITS POWER, he will have to settle with KILLING EVERY GOD.

5Spaulders for Honest Men: When Jesus was crucified, TWO OTHER PRISONERS were also CRUCIFIED ALONG WITH JESUS. While one of them TOLD JESUS HE SHOULD SAVE HIMSELF AND THE PRISONERS, the other TOLD JESUS HE ONLY WANTED A PLACE IN HEAVEN. OR THAT'S HOW I REMEMBER IT WENT. ANYWAY, the HONESTY and SELF-RESTRAIN shown by the LATTER PRISONER had Jesus so touched that he created a set of spaulders IN NAME OF THE HONEST HUMAN. As the spaulders also represents the WEIGHT OF SINS ON ONE'S SHOULDER, it cannot be lifted by one who has a TWISTED MORALITY. It would, however, BE LIGHT AS A FEATHER WHEN WORN BY ONE WHO'S RIGHTEOUS, the wearer would also gain REGENERATIVE POWERS, allowing THE WEARER TO RECOVER FROM ANY WOUNDS AND DISEASES WITHIN A DAY.

That was.....a character which I made back in elementary school. Back when I had some officially unofficial D&D with my classmates and I am the GM, I used this character you might have guessed, they quitted after a few months as I am....not really fair in my modding.

......Please, any of you got an optical camouflage I can borrow? I am going to live the rest of my life alone.
Post by: Fightest on October 26, 2012, 11:27:13 AM
who fortunately held his breath throughout the incident long enough to not die with the others

I love this bit.
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 26, 2012, 12:06:09 PM
The second one is Joseph Smith, who founded the Church of Latter Day Saints. The first one is the archetype of bad characters I used to use to teach people how not to do it.

Also you have yet to see even ten percent of my total power.
Post by: trancehime on October 26, 2012, 02:25:45 PM
I was 13 years old when I initially came up with this character design. The character has, aside from the normal form, 6 other forms. It will be explained. In any case, I'm not sure what I was on when I came up with this character. I guess being young has its perks. Anyway. Here we go. If anyone has their doubts, I literally wrote those when I was 13, and I have only edited some very minor things.

By the way, all the images can be found in this album: (Picture)
Tialys Matriette Tialys Katori
TITLE: The Ephemeral Desire / PRELUDE MOON
GENDER: Male/Female
- Kouma'ai Izayoi - Katana
- Sanzenrakuen - Dagger
- Kurorouken - Agito Katana

BACKGROUND: Unbeknownst to himself, a certain defect in his body causes him to change disposition and looks when under different wavelengths of moon light as he goes world-hopping. Only his mother and father know this, but as they're presumably dead, no one knows and can provide a proper explanation. He was born as Tialys Matriette, but after a certain incident that occurred, he and his family changed surnames to Katori. Furthermore, Tialys is actually the descendants of a line of families that were chosen as "Chainkeepers," i.e the people that determined/managed the fates of people's lives. Anyone, except their own. The Chainkeepers are now supposedly died out, but Tialys exists solely to extend the bloodline. Somehow, his inherent looks are helping to achieve this, albeit to the extreme. He was taught in the way of the blade by his father, and after 4 years of training (since 10) he had become quite well-versed.
When the Saint Legion, a so-called "evil organization," was established, they had decided to, for whatever reason, raid Tialys' homeworld through a Dimensional Warp that conveniently existed near their place of operations. When they were attacked by Saint Legion, Tialys was captured (they couldn't KILL young people, obviously...? Right?). He was captured at 14, where he was kept and subject to sexual and physical abuse by inmates and wardens alike, and was also the subject of various experiments that included, but may not be limited to:
1) A test for immortality serum, which worked, but had deadly side effects - the decay of the soul and essence of humanity
2) The ability to alter chromosomes, which also worked, and didn't seem to interfere at all with his wavelength reactions, nor was that ever discovered during the experiment
The experiment took place when he was 18, so that's why he would never look older than he was, but was actually much older than that. Eventually, at 29, he found a way to escape, and decided to hone his skills to exact his revenge. He came across a large dojo of sorts called "Youseikyou," where he managed to gain entry even though he wasn't actually a fairy, through what the inhabitants called "charm, intelligence and ultimately a want to improve" and began intensive training of his magical potency, abilities to use two weapons with extreme precision, and other skills. It was there he encountered a man. A man he found out was called Xeno. Apparently, he was intrigued by Tialys's method of fighting, and he challenged Tialys to a spar. In the end, it was a draw, to both of their surprises.
After training and staying for 14 years, he had such a strong bond with this Xeno character that they exchanged their histories. In the end, Tialys was being spied on by the nefarious Saint Legion who had a project that needed "knowledge of the universe." They captured Xeno, which angered Tialys to no extent. He left, now an honorary member, and was ONE PISSED OFF GUY and was welcome to return whenever, provided it didn't move from its location, in which case he'd have to happen upon it again.
In any case, Tialys used his newfound skills to stage a one-man assault against the entire Saint Legion, where he indeed managed to bring the entire organization down to its foundations, slaying nearly anyone he came across. There were survivors, but Tialys was too tired after that to find them. He also began his search for Xeno, but never actually found him. Little did he know that one of those survivors would eventually be the founder of an organization called the Wacko Warriors, which he decided to join for whatever crazed reason, probably because he wanted to have a purpose in life, but that was a huge lie within the Wacko Warriors. He ended up becoming the 4th Pillar (one of the leading heads) through an election. He was also a high-ranking member of the quick-to-fail Fragment Order.
At this moment, Tialys is trying to figure out what exactly he is, and why he exists. He also wants to get into a relationship, but is having trouble doing so. It's depressing him for some reason.

- Dual-wielding of nearly anything feasible - Due to training, Tialys can duel wield nearly any combination of swords within reason.
- Moonlit Reaction - Tialys reacts heavily with moonlight of different wavelengths, change in disposition, and eventually, personality as well.
- Magic - Tialys is capable of casting spells, but can only cast high-end supportive spells.
- Chromosome Adaptation - Tialys can alter his chromosomes to change his gender.
- Manipulation of the Fates - Tialys, being a Chainkeeper, can control the fate of other people except his own. He rarely uses this because his ability is not that great, after most of his soul had been decayed through the immortality serum.
- Articulate Charm - Tialys can use almost anything at his disposal to create a lasting impression on people... Don't know what this can do in a practical situation, though.
- Rebirth - Tialys can use this to change back into a full human for 48 hours, doing so in an extravagant manner reminiscent of a phoenix, even appearing similar an anthropomorphic one. This is also extremely similar, if not the same, as one of Tialys's final moon reactions - the Throne Moon.

Luna Errata: Tialys creates double-images of himself (4 of them) which run at the enemy and start attacking the target in a synchronized manner, which involves many, many cuts. Soon, the area becomes dark and a cream yellow moon can be seen. Then the copies and Tialys itself start mauling the target with their weapons, causing the moon to be stained red with the blood of the hapless, unfortunate victim. (Picture)
Black Lace
TITLE: Rose of Devotion / 1ST MOON
GENDER: Female
- Thorn AK66 - Machine Gun
- Thorn .6mm - Pistol
- Thorn BLD77 MkII - Rifle/Sniper
- Craven Slave - Greatsword

BACKGROUND: Black Lace is a feisty lady who happens to be a very good sharpshooter and gunslinger. It is unknown of her origins, but Black Lace is the form that Tialys happens to assume the most. Black Lace is very laidback and likes to consider life as something that should be embraced - after all, you only exist once, right? In any case, it's known that Black Lace is wanted by mercenaries everywhere, but when Black Lace encounters them, the mercenaries either die, or are too shaken to tell the tale of the encounter.

- Gunslinging - Black Lace is extremely accurate with fire-arms and is able to use two guns at the same time.
- Sharpshooting - Black Lace is also extremely accurate and precise with a rifle, meaning she can make the shot that counts.
- Sleight of Hand - She is very dextrous with her hands. 'Nuff said.

Tear of Resolution - Black Lace shoots the opponent with all her firearms (listed below):
- Thorn AK66 - Machine Gun
- Thorn UZIS - Machine Gun
- Silver Thorn - Semi-automatic Pistol
- Thorn EX09 - Shotgun
- Thorn XP01 - Shotgun
- Pollen XEX - Bazooka
- Thorn .6mm - Pistol
- Thorn BLD77 MkII - Rifle/Sniper
- Thorn BLD19 MkII - Rifle/Sniper
Before tearing the enemy in half with her greatsword, Craven Slave. (Picture)
Sylastar Len
TITLE: Vengeful Star / 2ND MOON
- Sieve Gradius / Saber
- Radiant Gatling / Machine Gun
- Meillandine / Shadow Panther Familiar

BACKGROUND: Sylastar Len is what the legends call "Destroyer in Disguise," as an innocent being who has intents of malice and destruction. In fact, Sylastar is simply just a trapped soul in a kid's body who wants revenge on the person who killed his lover. He has a rather sharp tongue and won't hesitate to speak with dripping acid. Despite this, he has good intentions and is actually fairly submissive and obedient. He has powers that no one has ever imagined before, and won't hesitate to use them if you piss him off, however. He is often mistaken as a girl.

- Magic - Sylastar has knowledge and the capability to cast very high-end spells.
- Sword Mastery - Sylastar is quite exceptional with light blades.
- Manipulation - Sylastar can use his appearance to manipulate people to do his bidding.

Corona Finale - Sylastar invokes upon the power of the very sun itself to strengthen his blade, before calling upon showering stars to engulf his enemies and then subsequently enveloping them in burning flame from the sun, our very sustenance, itself. (Picture)
Midi Eglandine
TITLE: Rose of Ferocity / 3RD MOON
GENDER: Female
- Kuroibaraen / Axe
- Ryuusatsui / Spear
- Kamisatsui / Spear

BACKGROUND: Midi doesn't like to be called by her first name, and threatens people to call her by her last name, Eglandine. She's very fierce and tends to act before thinking, much like your typical musclebound idiot. However, despite this mentality, she is not totally stupid and possesses logic and common sense. You just don't see it a lot since she's killing things half the time. Tialys would like to assume Eglandine's form more, since it gives him an excuse to get rid of the people who've tormented him in his life, but beggars can't be choosers.

- Ignore Weight - Midi's massive strength means she can carry absolutely anything, despite how heavy it may look.
- Metal? - Midi can break through most metals with her bare hands, except really tough alloys or naturally radioactive metals/non-metals.
- Blurry - Midi can attack at a rapid speed, but she doesn't normally do this a lot.

Tsukinagareheki (Moon Flowing Splitter) - Midi utilizes the power of the sky to charge her weapon with energy, then summons an "image" of the moon, and then assaults the enemy with kicks and punches before slicing the victim in half, ultimately slicing the image in half as well. (Picture)
TITLE: The Elusive Rose / ECSTASY MOON
- Radiant Actuelmir / Spear
- Radiant Zammelir / Greatsword
- Renai Kyuuketsuki / Katana
- Reiga Moe / Staff
- Ayuraidobolg / Mace

BACKGROUND: His nickname is Arstroe, because for some people, that is too difficult to pronounce. Alstroemelia is a very androgynous male that is one of the people who can crossdress and get away with it (aka Jun Watarase syndrome). When he was younger, he was forced to be a part of the sex trafficing trade, for some reason he can't fathom. He's actually a lot older than he looks. He is often dateraped and was firstly at the physical age of 7. It has of course, shattered what little he had of his sanity, and is very emotionally unstable and physical unstable. He seeks someone who can protect him, though he can very much protect himself if need be.

Magic - Alstroemelia is very proficient at casting magic of healing and support of all levels.

- Last Word~Deathly Seduction - Alstroemelia acts very vulnerable, and when the victim tries to get close, the victim gets literally beaten to death into a bloody pulp with Ayuraidobolg, a large, spiked/thorned mace. (Picture)
Infernal Sweet
TITLE: Ashes of Rebirth / THRONE MOON
- His barehands and legs

BACKGROUND: Infernal Sweet can also be considered synonymous with the form Tialys assumes when he utilizes Rebirth. Infernal Sweet has two states, his normal, humanoid state and his Phoenix state where the changes are more evident in his more bird-like appearance and massively enlarged eyes. He's quite rational and doesn't like fighting that much. When he does fight, he fights using his barehands and his legs, no weapons or anything. It's not like he's weak or anything though, he's quite devastating in true fact. He's more of a pacifist character though. Information regarding his origins is unknown.

- Ryuuen Hououtenshouken - Infernal Sweet's martial art technique. It is solely based on using quick, lightning-fast motions causing lots of damage through multi-hit attacks that don't require much power.
- Awaken - Infernal Sweet can activate his Phoenix state and gain heightened senses and eyesight.
- Foresight - Infernal Sweet has unnatural ability to predict movement and attack, making him very hard to hit. The one weakness is water.

Bakusou Ryuuen Hououtengazan - Infernal Sweet exhausts the majority of his oxygen supply by applying all of it into this powerful attack composing of an insanely long flurry of rapid kicks and punches, all empowered by a blazing inferno. It is very hard to avoid, but after using it, Infernal Sweet can no longer sustain his energy and collapses, reverting back into Tialys. Infernal Sweet can no longer be invoked for at least a week if it has been accessed through Rebirth. (Picture)
Tialys Syliana Matriette
GENDER: Male (disputed to be hermaphroditic)
- Mikan'aihoujin / 未完愛砲陣 - Naginata
- Anki / 暗喜 - Katana
- Iylis Nanna - Sword 1
- Meyr Ereshkigal - Sword 2

BACKGROUND: The true form of Tialys, most likely evoked through his current being as a state of reincarnation. For all intents and purposes, he will be referred to as Syliana to avoid confusion in names (Present!Tialys and Original!Tialys). He was born of Ninseim (mother) and Nininhat (father). Syliana was raised to become one of the finest warriors of his time, which indeed, he nearly came close to doing so, and also somehow causing the monarch's daughter to fall in love with him in the process. Apparently, the king/monarch within Syliana's homeworld disapproved of this relation and had Syliana murdered/assassinated. Much to the king's daughter's - Iylnanna's - grief and utter dismay, she then shut herself out of society for much of her life. Syliana was then buried beneath a giant, yet old and worn statue that was to be of the chief deity of the homeworld pantheon worshipped - Eitemnaki. Every day, Iylnanna would only leave to see the grave of Syliana, always shedding tears of sadness, of sorrow, of the ultimate grief and trauma. In the end, her tears caused a "miracle to occur." The fateful visit of the human embodiment of Eitemnaki himself granted Iylnanna's wish of resurrecting Syliana for her undying faith and her undying will to stay by the side of the one she loved. And there was an unexpected gift - Eitemnaki granted Syliana immortality. In the end, Iylnanna forged a rebellion against her father and usurped the throne, assisted by Syliana's will fuelled by vengeance and the general population who did end up disliking Iylnanna's father's conduct become more and more corrupt over the years. Syliana and Iylnanna then ruled for a long time, until Iylnanna passed of old age (98). Still remaining beautiful. Syliana still lived on, now aware of his immortality. He grieved for Iylnanna and would often visit her resting place, a beautiful sanctuary located nearby. Syliana then had two swords forged for himself, one to symbolize his love and the other his passion. Eventually, over thousands of years, Syliana grew weak of defending his homeland and was visited by Eitemnaki again, allowing one wish. Syliana asked to be sealed into a statue so he could be reunited with Iylnanna in the afterlife. Of course, Eitemnaki granted due to Syliana's eternal dedication and gratitude.

... ... ...

Yet, the embodiment of Syliana lives on generation after generation, this encounter with Eitemnaki paved the way for his creation of the Chainkeepers to uphold the ideals of Syliana and Iylnanna, granting them the ability to control the fate of those they see fit.

...And that is how Tialys of the present, came to existence... And in the end, he can invoke the power of the pinnacle of his ancestry.

Aeus Utnapishtim - The blessing of Eitemnaki grants Syliana immortality and increased tolerance to the curses of the dead.
Elunis Astarte - Syliana's fighting style, using two swords at once in a series of exquisite, and fast movements to confuse the enemy and then dive in for the attack.
Rage of Ishtar - Under times of immense stress, Syliana's senses and thinking are greatly heightened, thus his reflexes are faster.
Origin of Magnificence - He hath acquired the knowledge of the gods themselves, in doing so, this one shalt prevail over all. (in other words, he has proficiency in nearly all types of magic)

Taikyokentai Anki / 太虚健体暗喜 (trans: Anki, Body of the Universe) - Syliana's katana, Anki, gathers cosmic energy reminiscent of the gods themselves and proceeds to slice the enemy to bits. First, there is no effect, but the enemy then explodes in a burst of holy light.

Post by: Dragoshi on October 26, 2012, 02:46:48 PM
Hm. Kinda tempted to actually try and throw my cards down and make some sort of terrible character self-intro bio/write-up thing. Like, part of it will be the char itself introducing themselves then maybe a bunch 'o crap not being spewed out through a horrid trainwreck.

Dunno if I'll actually churn it out, but. We'll see.

...Also, jesus Trance, that is... somethin' speshul, gat damn. How long did it take you to recall such horkiness? Or did you have all the details in a handy little spot?
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 26, 2012, 02:56:38 PM
You never forget them.
Post by: xXStargazerXx on October 26, 2012, 03:04:16 PM
umm.. do you have to be a regular member to enter this contest? i just registered today and saw this topic so i hope it isn't too latee  :ohdear:

i love rping and i have some OC (original characters) that seem to fit the contest description ^__^ i'm not really sure what weeaboo means but i searched google and it said "   
Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. " haha that sounds about right xD

question: if i win the contest would it be alright to draw a pair as one of my drawings? one of my OCs is a brother sister pair so i don't know if that counts as one or two... Also did you draw your avatar? If so its soooo goood!  :]
Post by: Fightest on October 26, 2012, 05:27:18 PM
As a somewhat related question: why do characters such as these have alternate forms? Is it just a matter of their original shape not being able to do quite so much of everything, so their writers add extra ones to cover more bases?
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 26, 2012, 05:36:45 PM
There's a couple reasons for them. One of them is simple Rule of Cool thinking; multiple forms are cool, and I'm cool, so my character needs multiple forms! Usually this is someone who wants their character to be an SSJ-like or an video game final boss. In some cases it's a fake weakness and immediate band-aid for it; you'll find this in stuff that has some kind of loose stat system, where they have to take some kind of stat they aren't best at. In that case, multiple forms are a useful tool for shifting stats around.

Of course, a proper lamer will not bother with forms, they know the real deal should be to go 100% all the time. You don't see The Big L fucking around with forms, he's just all Better Than You, all the time.
Post by: Stuffman on October 26, 2012, 06:41:57 PM
Trance that is maddeningly beautiful. Consider yourself a frontrunner.

As a somewhat related question: why do characters such as these have alternate forms? Is it just a matter of their original shape not being able to do quite so much of everything, so their writers add extra ones to cover more bases?

I think the reason is that chuunis don't know any restraint, so they cram every single idea they come up with onto one character when you could just as well spread them around between a whole cast. This is why they always have multiple weapons, multiple species (half-vampire demon dragon), too many powers, etc in addition to multiple forms.

Also changing forms is a way to up the ante in a fight for cheap drama.
Post by: Tengukami on October 26, 2012, 06:43:45 PM
Yeah, I gotta thank Trance for making me feel less embarrassed about Lyrya Stillwaters. That was ... wow. You're a brave man.
Post by: Drake on October 27, 2012, 12:22:00 AM
umm.. do you have to be a regular member to enter this contest? i just registered today and saw this topic so i hope it isn't too latee  :ohdear:

i love rping and i have some OC (original characters) that seem to fit the contest description ^__^ i'm not really sure what weeaboo means but i searched google and it said "   
Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. " haha that sounds about right xD

question: if i win the contest would it be alright to draw a pair as one of my drawings? one of my OCs is a brother sister pair so i don't know if that counts as one or two... Also did you draw your avatar? If so its soooo goood!  :]
It's like you're not even trying.
Post by: trancehime on October 27, 2012, 12:42:00 AM
Yeah, I gotta thank Trance for making me feel less embarrassed about Lyrya Stillwaters. That was ... wow. You're a brave man.


I was chuuni as fuck back then. Geez.
Post by: Amraphenson on October 27, 2012, 01:13:57 AM
AN: I don't even know if I'm going to draw this out, jesus christ I was horribad. THat's nine self inserts and a self fulfillment character fused together into one...thing. I rebooted the idea to make it less bullshit a while ago, but it's Anyways, here you all go. Trance has me beat tho. :V

--Video Log 1--
The ASPEICT Project is a joint effort between several interdimensional organizations to create versatile, multi-dimension compatible weapons. An effect has been observed that a 'being' or 'soul' from one dimension will rapidly destabilize over the course of several weeks after long term dwelling in another dimension. Therefore, the obvious solution has been experimented with: fusion of souls. Being fickle things, direct melding has lead to...messy deaths. Therefore, the ASPEICT Project has been refunded and reworked to find an alternate solution; namely, faceting the soul and disjointing it from the body. The soul itself determines the form of the body, therefore if multiple souls are attached to a body but not each other the being should remain stable. A test batch of nine seperate ASPEICTS has been made, each with a corresponding number of souls.

EX-10, named the Ten of Dreams, does not have any predicted success. He/she (souls of different genders may be adjoined, and in some cases the souls themselves are capable of swapping) will most likely destabilize within seconds, but it will be good test data.

--Video Log 2--
He's...alive. The subject has not destabilized and is, in fact, well and alive. Breathing even. Vitals are all stable...there's nothing to even indicate that the host body was even damaged, as many have already displayed. Especially EX-9, of Gluttony. It seems retaining the soul of the host body has allowed the subject to remain stable...

--Video Log 3--
Something's...cking us...subjects 2 to 4....pired...all of the rest...escaped...
*static follows*
'One as ten, ten as one.'

HOST BODY: Coralis Miadel
ASPECTS: Nathelis Amraphenson, Nijitsune Mangekyou, Alchim Sylphide, Hemolan, Suju, Nicholas, Gisei, Miask Shadevolley, Darian

All physical parameters depend on which ASPECT is in use.
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 125lb
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Dark Brown
Clothing: Generic street clothing, wears glasses. Sometimes wears a choker.

Coralis Miadel: Typical high school student. Chosen for just how normal he was; this normality was predicted to be able to ground the 'oddities' of whatever ASPECTS attached to his body had, and thus help stabilize the subject on a whole. He is of somewhat above average height, build, and physical capabilities and is what his world would call 'Asian' in terms of region based ethnicity.

Nathelis Amraphenson:
-When active, Coralis' body becomes somewhat shorter and stockier, in addition to his hair gaining several streaks of white. Body strength and stamina raises, along with general physical senses. However, mental fortitude lowers.
-Known as an 'General Level Exorcist', Nathelis was in the possession of an anti-undead weapon called 'Innocence' of the 'Parasite Type', which took the place of his left eye. It allowed the formation of numerous firearms, not all needing to be fire manually, and the eye (called 'The Alamo') served as the targeting system. Nathelis' main usage is, as expected, as an anti-undead ASPECT. Undead have the tendency of being able to alter the soul in some way (via drain or consumption or what have you), so an ASPECT capable of long range, efficient elimination of them was necessary.
-Notable Abilities: 'Past 100%: Critical Level', '1st Artillery: Global Bombardment', '2nd Division Airforce: Sky Superiority', '3rd Infantry Corp: Blitzkrieg'
-Final Ability: 'The Witch Hunter'

Nijitsune Mangekyou:
-When active, Coralis' body rises in height and becomes more feminine. Hair shade becomes a gradient of red-yellow, and fox ears and tails of the same color are often displayed as well. Left eye becomes milky and clouded over, right eye now changes color based on emotion. Mental restrictions on social behaviors tend to be relaxed.
-A 'kitsune', or monster fox, Nijitsune is one of the non-human ASPECTS included in the subject. He is of the 'seven tails' level of strength, which is two tiers from the top available for his species, and focuses on fire and lightning techniques. He is also in possesson of transformation, possession, and illusion abilities, and has access to a powerful glaive called 'Arashigiri' that serves as a focus for his elemental abilities. He was included in the EX-10 platform for his utilitiarian abilities, but primarily for his transformation skills. EX-10 was intended to be a multi-purpose weapon, and infiltration options given by the transformation and illusion racial abilities would have been crucial.
-Notable Abilities: 'Sky's Purging of Impurities, Storm of the End', 'Inferno Resonance Field: One Flame that Ends and Begins Existence'
-Final Ability: 'Sealed Eyes: Kaleidoscope Universe'

Alchim Sylphide:
-When active, Coralis' body does not change overly much save for his hair becoming a dirty burgundy and eyes becoming a bright green.
-Considered one of the best, if not the best alchemist by his world's standards, Alchim grants prodigial chemical and engineering knowledge, along with a strange telekinetic control over chemicals. Alchim is also possession of a strange familiar named Nami, which for all intents and purposes is an acid golem. To provide versatility and huge amounts of firepower given enough time, Alchim was added to the EX-10 platform. Extremely notable was Alchim's greatest invention, the AZ Solution, which instantly reduces an entire area to absolute zero temperature when set off; this is an absurd weapon in any situation.
-Notable Abilities: 'AZ Solution', 'Homunculus Alteration: Vanilmirth Overclock', 'Chemical Fusion: AZ Solution Takeover'
-Final Abillity: 'Chemical Meltdown: Niflheim'

-No known last name. Coralis' body becomes ganglier and emancipated when Hemolan is active, and his hair lengthens and shifts to a shade of sickly green. Disease resistance technically lowers, but it might as well not apply because of abilities granted.
-A human of the profession 'shinobi', which in Hemolan's world equated to magic warriors with a supposed focus in strength. He was in possession of something called a 'blood limit', which effectively equiled a mutated natural ability; Hemolan's was the control of his own blood. This results in numerous effects; weapons made of blood are obvious, but alteration of body processes is also something used frequently. Hemolan's inclusion in EX-10 allows the subject immense control over power output, especially when one soul is control of the body and another is relegated to blood control.
-Notable Abilities: 'Blood Style: Self Mutilation Reactive Defense', 'Blood Style: Maximum Human Capabilities', 'Blood Style: Cleaver of the Red Tide'
-Final Ability: 'Blood Style Hidden Art:

-Also no last name. Changes hair and eyes to a dark grey color. Eyesight improves drastically.
-Classified as an 'AA+ Magic User of Belka Style' in his original dimension. Primarily uses a magical focus in the shape of a sniper rifle, with magic based 'programs' as spells. Specializes in long range heavy bombardment and scrying spells, with some proficiency in defensive, flight, and cloaking. Suju was chosen to be included in EX-10 for those exact abilities.
-Notable Abilities: 'Artillery Smasher', 'Exceed Scry: All of Creation Lies Within My Eyes', 'Sky Render Barrage Loading'
-Final Ability: 'Fake Arc-En-Ciel Firing'

Miask Shadevolley
-Eyes and hair become a darker shade of brown, near black. Becomes very slender and lithe; all physical abilities are raised to absurd levels.
-Simply put an assassin of universal renown. Called a 'wetboy' because of a certain saying in that world: 'Assassins have targets, which means they can miss. Wetboys have deaders. Once you've accepted the contract, whatever's left of the target's life is just a formality.' His success rate is perfect, his 'clientele' ranging from humans to top level demon princes, most famously. Can traverse shadows, as they are portals to a mirror realm accessible only to him. Through these portals he can also call upon the energies of the mirror realm, making it seem as though he is manipulating shadow. Grants the EX-10 platform much needed stealth and physical prowess, as Miask was trained to the absolute peak of human capabilities in life.
-Notable Abilities: 'Shadow Infusion Times Five', 'Life Extinguishing: Execution in a Realm Forgotten', 'Essence of Killing: One With the Blade'
-Final Ability: 'Noir'

-Hair turns a lighter shade of brown, eyes become blue. Body becomes physically stronger and faster and gains muscle memory associated with large sword usage.
-Blessed with a 'demon arm', Suju is known as an 'Onimusha' or 'Demon Warrior'. He can absorb the ghosts and residual energy (not souls) of the fallen to improve his own power and serves as the replenishment ASPECT for EX-10. He is also extremely skilled with twohanded bladed weapons and can use any preabsorbed energy as fuel for techniques instead of sustenance if desired.
-Notable Abilities: 'Endess Vortex Absorbtion', 'One Blade Becomes Many Technique', 'Onimusha Awakening'
-Final Ability: 'Hyakki Yako: Convergence of A Hundred Demons'

-Coralis' body becomes taller and broader, more masculine, while both eyes and hair change to a goldish color. Personality traits calm down immensely and Coralis becomes much more stoic while Nicholas is in use.
-Druid and necromancer, Nicholas was was member of the 'Golgari' guild in his world, who focused on the cycle of life and death. Nicholas' work was mostly focused around animal alteration and bone magic. Nicholas was also known for self application of bone magic to vicious effect. In addition, he has the basic abilities of a druid and necromancer, such as animal and plant control along with influence over the undead; his main work was in the fusion of the two arts, not them alone. Nijitsune's inclusion in the platform was deemed necessary, but his 'animal' nature made him dangerous to include; Nicholas was added as a way of making Nijitsune's presence safer.
-Notable Abilities: 'Bounded Field: Ivory Thicket', 'Bounded Field: Ghost Ark of the White', 'Bounded Field: Animal Undead Integration Zone'
-Final Ability: 'Secret Bounded Field: Boundary Between Life and Death'

-In addition to his eyes inverting in color and his hair becoming a stark white, whatever clothing Coralis is wearing also inverts in color. The body also becomes slightly translucent.
-In order to cover the possibility that the EX-10 platform may need to cross over into the 'afterlife' or 'spirit world' or equivalent, a denizen of that world was added. A simple psychopomp with above average fighting abilities, called a 'shinigami' in his world. Abilities include eastern swordsmanship, magic called 'hado' and 'kido', and high speed movement. His personal sword is unique and can be released into a more powerful form with the sacrifice of some blood, improving his magic abilities and giving him several autonomous entitities that surround him and can fire said magic remotely.
-Notable Abilities: 'Destructive Art Four: White Lightning', 'Custom Destructive Art One: All of Existence in One Step', 'Stain The Floor With Your Blood, Chitsuki'
-Final Ability: 'Gesshou Chitsuki'

ASPEICT Mechanics:
The host body is in complete control, with all of the ASPECTS available for support. If EX-10 requires focus for a task (say channeling a spell), he can relegate one or more ASPECTS to the task. When entering combat, Coralis 'tethers' to an ASPECT and gains their appearance traits and powers. Multiple 'tethers' are possible, but straining up to three. Past that, it is extremely dangerous and will exhaust the platform at the very least; death and destabilization is a very real possibility. However, to bypass this, the platform has developed techniques that allow him to access the powers of his ASPECTS for split second usages called Gambits. Following are some examples of commonly used Gambits

-Alchemic Air Control Boundary: Acid Lightning Type
-Combining the concoctions of Alchim and the magic of Nijitsune, the equivalent of an airborne minefield consisting of large vials is created; upon reaching a certain proximity of the vials, a bolt of lightning will strike it and immediately cause an explosion of acid. A simple method of crowd control that can have its elements swapped around. Using it with AZ Solution and fire leads to...explosive results.

-Seventh Sacrament Exorcist Corp: Last Crusade
-With both of the ASPECTs' inclination towards firearms, this was an obvious technique to develop. With the large number of firearms and holy element of Nathelis' Innocence and Suju's long range bombardment capabilities, this Gambit is capable of wiping every undead within a mile radius off the face of the earth with unrelenting firepower, but :only: undead.

-Shadow Vein: Blood Portal Opening
-Limiting the 'mirror world' energy usage to shadows only has and will limit Miask; with experimentation, the EX-10 platform has allowed blood to be a similar catalyst for the energy. This has less obvious effects than the rest of his Gambits, but combines two of EX-10's most potent self-amplification abilities into one technique, and is thus extremeley useful.

-One as Ten, Ten as One
-Not a Gambit so much as a split second Tether to every single one of his ASPECTS, Coralis simply does so and releases every iota of energy he has into his right hand. It takes many shapes: a punch, a giant claw, a sword, what have you, but regardless it has the same effect. Mass destruction, and possible complete obliteration of everything in front of him. And behind. Using this Gambit is extremely dangerous not only because it threatens the continued stability of the EX-10 platform, but also because of its collateral and possible side effects; EX-10 has shown a startling capability to adapt and come back from what has nearly killed him and become stronger for it. It is very possible that each usage of this technique makes the next easier, and an actual long term Tether between all 10 souls possible...

Post by: AnonymousPondScum on October 27, 2012, 01:16:55 AM
It's like you're not even trying.

Dude, it's the internet. There exists a very nonzero possibility that they're serious.
Post by: trancehime on October 27, 2012, 01:35:21 AM
Dude, it's the internet. There exists a very nonzero possibility that they're serious.

if only you knew who it actually was...
Post by: AnonymousPondScum on October 27, 2012, 01:39:06 AM
if only you knew who it actually was...

Well if you're saying I should be questioning who it is then apparently I don't know. :getdown:
Post by: Drake on October 27, 2012, 02:17:57 AM
Dude, it's the internet. There exists a very nonzero possibility that they're serious.
>can't see shrinemaiden cafe before registering
>posted within 50 minutes of registering to a site about some obscure japanese indie game
>i love rping, google doesn't immediately show results
>seems to fit the contest description, despite stuffman saying multiple times the purpose is to be terrible
>i'm not really sure what weeaboo means, quotes urbandictionary

This is exactly the kind of competition where a member would enter ironically as a new person seriously presenting their awful character lol (hint: it isn't me)
Not to say that this isn't welcome, but they need to try harder ;D
Post by: Jam-Kiske on October 27, 2012, 05:40:57 AM
I hope Jan can retrieve my stuff in time cuz I'm too lazy to try to recall the details of the terribleness. >:

I guess I could just combine aspects I remember from my OCs into one terrible monstrosity if all else fails...
Post by: Nobu on October 27, 2012, 02:39:43 PM
It's like you're not even trying.

omg fuck you
Post by: Stuffman on October 30, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
Tomorrow's the last day for entries! I will do the judging at an arbitrary time tomorrow, so have them in before then!
Post by: HakureiSM on October 30, 2012, 11:13:45 PM
Fuck, I had a massive planning for this, but zero time. Oh well
Post by: Tengukami on October 30, 2012, 11:56:25 PM
Got nothing to lose by entering something!
Post by: HakureiSM on October 31, 2012, 12:38:38 AM
well okay


Name: hurr u retard i just said it
Gender: usualy female
Height: 1m54cm in full form, 35cm in supper birdie form   ^ - ^
Age: like a hundred

She was born as a crow in a crow nest,but her egg was the 7th of the 7th, so she was sacred to begin with *-*. then an evil man came and took her just after she was born,and she cried and creid and her mommy looked for her but couldnt find her, for teh evil man had hid her far away in a cave in a lost island in teh north T_T
what the bad man didnt know tho,was that a sacred bear-wolf from teh north pole was close to the cave and it was cold,so the bear-wolf was loking for a place to sleep and hide,so he found the cave
*gasp* and when teh bear went into the cave there was the evil man and all his stolen birds among them Kawaiikami-chan,super scared. And then the bear-wolf saw that and saw it was wrong, so he went in wolf form and gave teh evil man a beating, and freed all the birdies.But he saw that Kawaiikami-chan was special,so he adopted her OuO and raise her to be even more special, teaching her all the superpowers he knew so she could be teh ultimate supertengu!1 \( ?v? )/ <-liek this

so like, now shes teh fastest,and flies all over the land protecting teh animals from abusive ppl, and ocasionaly ppl who are in danger as well,if theyre good ppl too.

ALSO shes a reporter!!1! OuO because she thinks teh world has to know what happnes in nature so ppl can concientize themselves adn not harm animals!!1! Isnt she pretty ^-^

I'm doing this wrong,  am I not
Post by: Stuffman on October 31, 2012, 12:41:55 AM
I'm doing this wrong,  am I not

This is kind of a hard statement to evaluate when the purpose of the contest is to do it wrong
Post by: HakureiSM on October 31, 2012, 12:52:23 AM
Well then
Post by: Hyper Dunk on October 31, 2012, 03:04:18 AM
I decided to do some last minute work and join in on the fun.


Name: Lighting Knight 熊羆 (Yuuhi)

Age: 1347 years old but he is still young looking.

Height: 6ft 2in

Appetite: Omnivore. His human self likes all kinds of human foods, but he doesn't mind letting his bear self scavange for berries in bushes or go to a good stream of salmon.

Hair color: Mostly black like that of a Black Bear, but with 3 streaks of silver from front to back

Weapon: A sword nicknamed Super Chomp, which was crafted out of a tooth of one of the ancient bear giants, given to him as a gift from his bear sidekick Udyr (He is one of the inspirations for the League of Legends

Abilities: Can channel some lightning magic but mostly has great strength and endurance. Magic includes:

Blitz B?r - Imbues him with electricity

Ursa Musculus Actio - Multiplies strength, stacks 15 times

Seasmhachta Fionnaidh - Multiplies endurance, stacks 14 times

Mellt Grafanc Streic - summons bolts of lightning to rain down

Awakening of the Ancient Bear - Combining with the power of Super Chomp and his own, becomes a new ancient bear giant. Never used for it has unknown consequences.

Personaltiy: A real valiant person and just a real stand up guy, but can be really serious when the time calls for it.

Lore: Was born with the power to be one with bears. When he was born it was during a mighty rainstorm and as he came into this world a legendary bear named Tonitrui Furore roared a mighty roar imbuing him
with its supernatural powers as Ursa Major shown brightly through the clouds onto him. He is able to live really long because after unleashing his bear form at a young age he competed in a warrior tournament held buy Tonitrui Furore's bear tribe and won earning him a bottle containing some of the Fountain of Youth. That is also when he met and earned the respect of Udyr. His original name is Jeff Yuuhi but eanred the neame Lighting Knight after the tournament. Since then, they have been traveling the world, overcoming many obstacles to become stronger.

His arch enemy is Smokey the Bear, whose real name is Natt Skog. He first met Smokey in the tournament and was the first opponent he defeated. The anger Smokey felt upon losing to a child greatly twisted his mind over the ages. He even took out his anger on the the Lightning Knight's parents. Since then, he has been using his ability of human speech and magic in his evil plan to use helpful messages of accidental forrest fire prevention to send subliminal messages to unsuspecting humans to try and make slaves out of them, which he will then drain their power and harness a mass quantity of human spirit energy to grant him part human and bear qualities like that he beleives the Lightning Knight to posses. He has a league of followers of course, from bears of Tonitrui Furore's tribe and bears from other tribes as well who are angered by the Lightning Knight's place in their society, so they formed the Ursus Sangius Fratres Council. Countless times have great battles layed out between the Lightning Knight, Smokey and his follwers in the Gees Vlakte van die Beer, a special dimension where the bear tribes have done battle as not to disturb the balance of Earth. The Lightning Knight fears Smokey might start a battle in Earth sometime soon though unless he is stopped for good.But victory must be soon for if Smokey gets more he will require a powerful seal, that of which the Lightning Knight still needs to master, though it is said that a great seal master polar bear lives somewhere in the Artic Circle. However he was exiled after an experiment went wrong causing his magic circles to lift into the air making holes in the Ozone Layer, causing great suffering for his people. Fearing for the worst, the Lightning Knight is currently searching for said polar bear. (Note: The magic circles/seals are made out of actual seals. They have to get placed a certain way to form the seals. So when that accident happened, it was pretty much a bunch of live seals barking as the float into the sky.)
Post by: [Y]oukai [J]esus on October 31, 2012, 11:15:00 AM
I... Uhh... OKAY
I'll... Uhh... Submit it tomorrow morning...? /shot
16 hours and counting?
Post by: Hello Purvis on October 31, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
I've decided to try to hurt Stuffman personally this time, rather than primarily emphasize terrible.

Name: Raven Zeal
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 98 pounds
Age: 16
Sex: Female
Hair: Purple
Eyes: Amethyst
Skin: Milky
Race: Goddess/Zealite
Occupation: Adventurer
Home: Dinosaur Forest
Birth Place: Mobliz

Raven Zeal is the child of Duane and Katarin, born after the fall of Kefka and the world beginning to renew. However, she is also host to spirits of the three goddesses, who came to her as the nearest available vessel at the time of their destruction, and thus is their reincarnation. As well, she is the reincarnation of Schala Zeal, who died in the fall of Zeal.  As a child, she had a natural Talent in basic MAGIC, as well as the RUNIC skill and BLUE MAGIC (though she never uses the last one because it kind of sucks). She was watched over by her parents, as well as Terra Bradford, until her magical abilities began to manifest at age 5. People were afraid of her abilities and whipped huge a huge mob to drive her out, killing Terra who tried to defend her and chasing her into the wilderness. She just managed to collect Terra's Magicite, and with it she was able to tap into her own abilities and learn MORPH. While wandering and tryign to survive, she was found by Gogo, who took her in and told Raven his secrets; teaching her how to use MIMIC and how to be a successful congressman. He then left her with Sabin and Cyan, who had found solace after the war in each other's arms, and they raised her, teaching her how to use BLITZ and SWRDTECH. Raven was also interested in Cyan's books on Engineering, and learned TOOL from it, as mixed it with her own magical abilities to make M-TEK whenever she wants it.  When she grew up, she left her adopted fathers and traveled the world, learning to make friends with monsters, and eventually moving to the Dinosaur Forest, where she feels most at home. She met Shadow there, who taught her how to use THROW, and Interceptor liked her so much that he stayed with her when Shadow moved on.  She often visits the nearby Moogles, who were charmed by her beauty, in Narshe, where she has taught them several new dances.  Raven is a naturally talented artist, able to use SKETCH without any problems, and is a very beautiful singer who could preform at the Opera House but she doesn't believe in doing art for money (she gets money from all her monster friends).  As the reincarnation of Schala, she can use the Pendant and control the Mammon Machine.

Post by: Stuffman on November 01, 2012, 01:56:52 AM

Do you understand how much sprite splices drive me into an incoherent rage? It is THE laziest shit imaginable. It is somehow even worse than palette swaps, because at least a palette swap doesn't attempt to create the illusion of originality. Seriously. I can't even step into a Fire Emblem community without taking breathing exercises to control my anger.

I will do judging tomorrow. I wish to write an in-depth analysis but am sleepy and have work tomorrow. You may continue to submit entries until the judging is done.
Post by: HakureiSM on November 01, 2012, 02:01:32 AM
Do you understand how much sprite splices drive me into an incoherent rage?
I've decided to try to hurt Stuffman personally this time
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 01, 2012, 02:25:25 AM
I have literally spent a good several minutes just laughing and laughing. I got up and walked downstairs, still laughing, and came back up only to start anew.
Post by: pineyappled on November 01, 2012, 02:55:22 AM
Post by: Hinacle on November 01, 2012, 03:15:38 AM

Oh god. I hope that video is still up.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 01, 2012, 01:29:00 PM
I considered making a _____ the hedgehog, but the amount of damage I would have to do to myself to make it happen dissuaded me.
Post by: DNAbc on November 02, 2012, 05:59:44 PM

STORY: Reinnnnu Hakurei is a tragic maiden who's in her teens. abducted by the EVIL GAPHAG to be the GUARDIAN FOR A FANTASY WORLD CALLED GENSOKYO. Although Reinnnnu doesn't know about it, she has MYSTERIOUS DIVINE POWERS which the EVIL GAPHAG is MORE THAN HAPPY TO MAKE USE OF. Could Reinnnu and her friend Kirishima Marisa discover the horrid truth and free GENSOKYO from the grasp of the GAPHAG?


Name: Mystic Eyes of World Perception
Type: Not Applicable
Range: Not Applicable


A unique ability, Reinnnnu is able to perceive the forecoming fate of PEOPLE, THINGS, and OBJECTS, this ability is also 100% ACCURATE, so it can always be trusted. With these eyes, Reinnnnu will always instinctively pick the better option when choice is available. On top of that, she will get a nagging feeling that she should retract on her decision as soon as she made a wrong choice. The only thing preventing Reinnnnu from abusing the eyes for anything would probably be that they cannot be activated freely and only shows in the time of need.  While Reinnnnu herself isn't aware of the existence of this ability, the GAPHAG certainly did.   Interestingly enough, the MYSTIC EYES OF WORLD PERCEPTION doesn't PHYSICALLY BURDEN THE USER or CONSUME ANY EXTRA PRANA when activated.
Name: Phantasy Heaven
Type: Anti-Personnel Noble Phantasm
Range: 1-10


 The perfect offensive and defensive ability in every sense of the word, the PHANTASY HEAVEN allows Reinnnnu to SLIP PAST THE BOUNDARIES OF REALITY and ATTACK HER ENEMY WHILE BEING INVULNERABLE.

When Reinnnnu activates one of the Gaphag's seals, she can slip into the BORDERS OF DREAMS AND REALITY and freely jump between the two states. As Reinnnnu is absolutely intangible when Phantasy Heaven is active, she cannot be defeated or killed. On top of that, sustaining Phantasy Heaven REQUIRES ONLY A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF PRANA, about the amount that you need to STAY ALIVE. Since prana is regenerated constantly by Reinnnnu, she is indestructible once Phantasy Heaven is active.

The only flaw MAY be that Reinnnnu can only use projectile attacks and exhausting herself too much will dispel Phantasy Heaven; but does offense matter when there's no losing condition?
Name: Orgasm-Inducing Armpits
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Range: 1-99


Sometimes wrong decisions are made, or killing isn't possible or not an option, Reinnnnu can always rely on the Orgasm-Inducing Armpits, a cursed ability which none should have ever possessed.

A COERCION-TYPE ABILITY  exclusively available to MIKO-CLASSED SERVENTS. The ORGASM-INDUCING ARMPITS subdue anyone who are visually exposed to it, causing the victim to LOSE ALL WILL TO FIGHT and OBEY EVERY COMMAND OF REINNNNU. The ORGASM-INDUCING ARMPITS work by causing the victim's brain to OVERLOAD WITH DOPAMINE (AKA THE STUFF THAT MAKES YOU EJACULATE), thus rendering them to a state EXTREMELY OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS WHILE HAVING DEGRADED INTELLIGENCE, a better word to describe this trace would be 'ZOMBIFIED'. What makes this 'zombification' terrifying is that there is virtually no preparation needed and the effects are instant, on top of that, the victim CANNOT BE RELEASED UNLESS REIMU PUT DOWN HER ARMS (As the victim cannot stop looking at the pits), so theoretically  victims can be controlled by Reinnnnu for an INDEFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME long as she maintains the position.
I was really high on caffeine when I did this.
Post by: AnonymousPondScum on November 02, 2012, 07:51:06 PM
Darkninja wins the thread.

That much said, REINNNU's rapeface will haunt my dreams. :qq:
Post by: Raikaria on November 02, 2012, 08:10:13 PM
I was really high on caffeine when I did this.

My first guess as Chocolate Bars, Coke, and those mints you put in it to make coke explode, actually.
Post by: Stuffman on November 03, 2012, 03:56:55 AM
It's time to begin the judging!

Reality, be rent! Synapse, break!



With my Tyrant's Eye of Truth, I shall bring judgement upon the warriors you have brought before me!

Fightest: Saint Ajax Shimmerscale

I appreciate your entry for reminding us that chuuni is not limited only to weeaboos! Indeed, the entire 90s seems to have been shaped by marketing directed at the chuuni mentality, what with all the EXTREME cartoon reboots and the ridiculously edgy art direction in comics (in an interview, Liefield once said that everyone was just going "Mortal Kombat" on everything in that era).

Lots of good cheesy ideas here without immediately jumping on the old list of mary sue traits. I particularly enjoyed his gun employing the use of his completely unmentioned brother's soul. I also enjoyed the idea of a dragon that hunts other dragons, it's basically exactly like how every other vampire hunter is part vampire themselves, but different enough that a teenager would think they deviated enough for it to be a totally original idea.

The main failing here is that, as you said, there is actually potential for a decent character to be salvaged from this. This is far from the shittiest entry. As such, I can't declare this the winner.

Raikaria: Jorma Nighnia

I'm glad that you entered, but it really feels like you're not piling on the shit hard enough. This really sounds like it could be the protagonist of a typical bad anime, or more likely a video game. The reason I say so is that while he has a wide variety of attacks, none of them are really overpowered by themselves. He needs some kind of vaguely defined power like the touhous have, or something really cheap and stupid like an attack that instantly kills whatever it hits.

Some other areas for improvement would be things like his hair being dark brown and his eyes being hazel; they should be RAVEN BLACK and BLACK LIKE A MOONLESS NIGHT, respectively. An opportunity to embellish on his dark personality is also missed.

Apply yourself, and you can do better!

Tengukami: Lyrya Stillwaters

I gotta admit, this is thorough. You did a damn good job of making sure this character had enough utility powers that she can basically know anything and do anything with impunity. The kind of character a 13-year-old roleplayer would salivate over. Good work.

The narcissistic self-insert stuff was ALMOST perfect, but it was a little too heavy-handed and ran this into the realm of obvious parody. To win the title of shittiest entry, it must be believable that a real chuuni could have wrote it. I cannot give you the win, but you did an excellent job here.

Roukanken: Kazuya Anderson

I'm proud of you - you were the first person to think of going for the "ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEAL" angle with your artwork. You even made everything all black and red. Truly authentic.

Starts off strong with the whole "IT'S LIKE I'M REALLY JAPANESE" thing. Lots of good cliches here, sticking with the traditional sword and handguns. Nice self-insert aspects as well, I particularly enjoyed you going out of the way to make a point of Kazuya being written by an angry atheist.

Overall, excellent shitty work. Still, I feel like something's missing. It, and the other entries before it, lack the shear length and obsessiveness a true chuuni puts into his work. Something like...

Stein: Edward von Stein

Goddamn. This is masterwork chuuni.

The physical description gives you an excellent idea of what you're in for. It gets even better when it makes it clear that he is possessed by not one, but TWO alternate identities.

Not content to settle for one incredibly powerful sword, you proceed to list another weapon to cover every possible means of attack, including the two dragon swords which seem to exist purely for the purpose of upping the ante by pulling out the EVEN STRONGER SUPREME DRAGON SWORD.

His background story is...incomprehensible. In other words, perfect. His "lol so random" personality being referred to as "true neutral" really sets off all sorts of red flags for me as a DM, that's a good sign of chuuni.

There are just two disappointments I have with this entry. The first is the joke art cobbled together from other images posted earlier in the thread; I would have liked to see an honest effort in rendering the character. Second...I feel like it's missing the narcissism aspect. I'm not really getting the vibe that someone would want to BE this character, you know? You mentioned him being like a grumpy old man - I can't imagine any chuuni describing a character like that. They'd want to be something more BROODING and DRAMATIC.

Still, best entry so far.

Darkninjaabc: 12

(I'm using your first entry since I'm assuming the second one is purely a joke.)

Hmm. This isn't a bad entry, but I feel like it doesn't have quite the right "attitude" to it. Sure, he's needlessly powerful with a poorly-defined theme. But where's the angst? Where's the pretentiousness? You mentioned you made this in elementary school, which I think explains it. It's not until middle school that you get an interest in "mature" (pointlessly edgy) material.

So this is pretty shitty, but not quite the kind of shit I'm looking for. Good effort though, like the picture.

trancehime: Tialys Matriette

My god. Readers, take note. This is how you chuuni.

I don't even know where to start. I am literally left speechless by the insane detail and all-consuming breadth of the shittyness of this character. The art is absolutely perfect. It even appears to be scribed on the back of school paperwork. That is amazing.

I think you managed to outchuuni the average real-life chuuni here.

Amra: Coralis Miadel

It's too bad you had to post this right after Trance posted hers because this is some amazing shit. I like how the aspects can be put together in any combination to make the character do basically whatever ridiculous idea you could possible think up. This is a fine example of the chuuni's complete inability to commit to any singular theme or power set.

The base kid is a pretty typical generic anime protagonist, so good on the weeaboo front. I can't quite catch all the references used in the aspects, but among them I've picked out MtG, touhou, nanoha. All very unrelated, good shoehorning of whatever looked cool at the time.

What we're really missing here is the art; that was mandatory! If you had it you might have been able to put up a fight against trance. Sorry!

HakureiSM: Amaterasu Kawaiikami

A rather short entry, but is also looks pretty authentic in that it could easily have been written by a female middle schooler.

Basically, you did it wrong, you just didn't do enough wrong. I would have needed more material to properly judge this.

Dibble: Lightning Knight Yuuhi

Now this is just silly. Sorry, but I'm going to have to put in some of my own bias here and say that this really isn't very shitty at all. It's actually pretty rad. I mean, he gets his powers from BEARS. Bears are awesome.

Basically I feel like this is a pretty cool guy who I'd want as a friend. I mean he's a nice guy who fights evil with a sword called SUPER CHOMP. If that doesn't work he turns into a bear and beats the shit out of them. If THAT doesn't work, BAM, he gets you with the lightning. His rival is fucking Smokey the Bear. I would religiously read stories about this guy.

The only remotely shitty thing about this character is his skill names. If you wanted to make this really shitty you could've worked in some kind of horrible furry aspect but I'm just not seeing it.

Not shitty at all. You get last place.

Purvis: multiple entries

Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to hate you since you began posting in my thread. There are over 62 thousand miles of blood vessels that run throughout my body. If the word hate was engraved on each blood cell to be found in each of those thousands and thousands of miles it would not equal one billionth of the hate I feel for you in this nanosecond. Hate. Hate.


The title of ULTIMATE CHUUNI goes to someone I think we all know deserves it.

trancehime wins!

Runner-up is a tossup between Stein and Amra.

trance, name your prize. The rest of you, I hope you had fun; this was a great turnout, and you should all be proud of yourselves. Or maybe ashamed. Good work, everyone!
Post by: trancehime on November 03, 2012, 04:24:58 AM
>Three pictures drawn by Stuffman


That's totally worth my dignity (as in, I'm not actually sure I should be proud that I can outchuuni the average real-life chuuni here).

Okay so like.

#1 - First drawing would be a yuri-tastic posing of your choice featuring these two lovely ladies ( (Reo and Mai from Sonohana), I'm just very curious to see what you would come up with, and well, I CAN NOT PASS UP AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE LE STUFFMAN DRAW SONOHANA

#2 - Next would be, Shitogi Elis (on the left ( in some manner of gothloli, pose optional (Could just be a still)

#3 - Lastly, something Touhou - Shinki hugging PC-98 Alice

^-^ banzai~?
Post by: Amraphenson on November 03, 2012, 04:28:55 AM
I have violated myself more than I ever have to bring this old shame back. Be thankful Stuffman.
and now you all know the origins to all my handles and alt-handles
Post by: Stuffman on November 03, 2012, 04:33:43 AM
yuri-tastic posing

How lewd are we talking here
Post by: trancehime on November 03, 2012, 04:42:02 AM
How lewd are we talking here

Uh, I don't really have a particular baseline now that I think about it.

I'm just going to say I'll play by your definition of lewdness ^-^ But if it's going to be too much it may need tagging ;)
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 03, 2012, 04:44:31 AM
I'll help: Trance wants it hella lewd.
Post by: PX on November 03, 2012, 04:54:17 AM
As lewd as possibly, but short of hentai. Basically, Saki levels of lewd.
Post by: HakureiSM on November 03, 2012, 07:01:52 AM
Don't listen to PX, make it as lewd as it gets

Also yeah, my entry was a joke entry after Ammy said 'well whatever, just enter something', and I decided to fuck with him, but my original plan was to write a long-ass description by hand in an actual notebook as would a 12 year old weeaboo bored in class, complete with art and shit, but the fact that I'm 20 and in an actual university doing actual work got in the way and I couldn't get it done on time. Sucks to be me :V
Post by: Fightest on November 03, 2012, 08:31:10 AM
The main failing here is that, as you said, there is actually potential for a decent character to be salvaged from this. This is far from the shittiest entry. As such, I can't declare this the winner.

Liefeld, you have failed meeeeeeeeeee! Great contest, Stuffs, it was fun to work on, and fun to see what others would come up with.
Post by: triangles on November 03, 2012, 11:01:13 AM
Doh ho ho, good show everyone!
Hurricane kept me from finishing my thing in time but now that I have lights I can finish and scan it in the next day or so :V
Post by: Tengukami on November 03, 2012, 01:20:13 PM
Tengukami: Lyrya Stillwaters

I gotta admit, this is thorough. You did a damn good job of making sure this character had enough utility powers that she can basically know anything and do anything with impunity. The kind of character a 13-year-old roleplayer would salivate over. Good work.

The narcissistic self-insert stuff was ALMOST perfect, but it was a little too heavy-handed and ran this into the realm of obvious parody. To win the title of shittiest entry, it must be believable that a real chuuni could have wrote it. I cannot give you the win, but you did an excellent job here.

Amazing how reality is stranger than fiction sometimes, isn't it?

This was a helluva lot of fun, and yeah, Trance totally owned it. Very well chosen!
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 03, 2012, 03:37:51 PM
I'm not done hurting you, Stuffman. I am never going to be done hurting you.

Name: Kain
Height: Tall and Dark
Weight: Slim and Dangerous
Age: 10000 years, approximately
Sex: Male
Hair: Dark
Eyes: Onyx
Skin: Milky Pale
Race: Vampire
Occupation: Those are for Lesser People
Home: Has homes all over the place.
Birth Place: Eden

Kain, the Dark Father, is considered to be the first vampire. He can be identified with the biblical character, Cain, who is mentioned in the Book of Genesis; after becoming a vampire. Before the formation of the Camarilla, most vampires referred to themselves as "Kainites" in recognition of their origin. However, by the 20th century it is common belief that the story of Kain is the vampire-equivalent of a creation myth.

Tales of Kain
The bulk of Kain's history is covered in the Book of Nod, the Erciyes Fragments, the Lilithian, and the Luciferian. These books conflict on Kain's motives, but all agree he killed his brother Abel. Days of Fire describes how Kain gave himself a "gift," and the gift was delusion. Using this gift, he thought he killed Abel in an act of love when it was really an act of hate. He used this gift to make pride out of shame, which resulted in being outcasted. The Gangrel scholar Beckett is also known for interpreting the Kain mythology as a conflict between farmer and hunter tribes.

Land of Nod
A farmer named Kain prepared a sacrificial offering to his god, of his finest fruits and vegetables. His brother Abel also prepared a sacrificial offering, it being of the finest animals that he had raised. Either there was a dispute over whose offering was better, or their god really favored Abel's over Kain's. The final result ended in Kain "sacrificing" Abel on the sacrificial alter, his brother being the "finest" offering he could give. Needless to say, Kain's "Father" cursed him with a mark, and cast him out to wander in darkness in the Land of Nod. The concept of murder didn't even exist up until that point. It wasn't that no one had thought of it, it was simply impossible because murder, as a concept, wasn't part of reality. When Caine murdered Abel, it sent a ripple throughout reality and suddenly the war between Angels and Demons became a much bloodier affair, and ended in the actual deaths of many on both sides.

Roaming the Land of Nod, Kain encounters Lilith. She sees that he is cold and hungry, and she welcomes him into her warmth. She identifies herself as Adam's first wife, the original wife of Kain's father. After staying with her for some time, the two become lovers. He realizes that she has powers and magic that he too would like to possess. So he pleads to her for these gifts. The hesitant Lilith then prepares an Awakening ceremony by cutting herself with a knife, bleeding into a bowl, and giving it to him so that he may drink.

After Kain partakes of Lilith's blood, he is visited by three angels who are agents of God. Each angel offers Kain a chance to repent for the murder of Abel. However, Kain rejects each of them. And for each angel he rejects, a curse is added on to him. He and his children are cursed with a weakness to fire, vulnerability to sunlight and the Beast Within that hungers for blood. A fourth angel then appeared to offer the way of Golconda, the only way to "light", by the mercy of God. After the experience, Kain becomes officially "Awakened", possessing the following Disciplines: Celerity, Potence, Fortitude, Obfuscate, Dominate, Presence, Protean, Animalism, and Auspex. Kain then became aware of the Path of Blood, the Final Path from which all paths stem. And with all these powers, he breaks his bond with Lilith and leaves her.

Kain continues to wander the Land of Nod in loneliness. The memory of his sin drowned him in sorrow. It wasn't for many ages until he decides to be amongst mortal men again. His powers and his mark were well known to mortal men and some even worshiped him. Finally, Kain settled in a small agricultural community, named Ubar. It was here, in this First City that he became the Dark Father.

The Dark Father
Kain finally settled in a city, once known as Ubar. It was inhabited by the "Children of Seth" and ruled by King Enoch. The people of Ubar were aware of Kain's mark and both marveled and feared his power and thus came to worship him. Upon arrival to the city, Enoch relinquished his kingship, so that Kain may rule instead.

According to a Toreador legend, being amongst the mortals, Kain noticed a couple who were very much in love. Seeing their love amplified his own loneliness and sin. After having dwelt on his sin for an eon, Kain thought that maybe he could reconcile something in his nature by embracing them with the gift of immortality, so that their love would live for all eternity. However, when the lovers discovered that they could not have children together, after having been embraced, in an act of despair, they both walked into the sunlight to their Final Death. Kain was so heartbroken over the event that he forbade anyone to speak their names. Thus, their names were lost to history.

The former king, Enoch, desired Kain's power and requested it as such. However, Kain showed some reluctance because of the loss of the lovers he had embraced decades ago and Uriel's warning. Yet the raging of the Beast within, the yearning to be with others like him, and Enoch ultimately begging for the embrace, Kain turned the young man. In honor of his new found vampiric son, Kain declared that Ubar now be known as, the City of Enoch. After some time, Enoch desired Kindred brethren. With Enoch's insistence, Kain embraced his second childe, Irad, imparting to him a strength unlike any other. Irad thus became Kain's arm, a commander of armies. Soon to follow, was Zillah.

Zillah was so beautiful, Kain couldn't resist the embrace. Interestingly, even after the embrace, Zillah did not desire him. It frustrated Kain to the point that he was ripping his hair out of his head. He did anything and everything to make her desire him. Yet, she would not have him. Finally, Kain sought the Crone's magic, who ultimately tricked him into a blood bond. This discovery of the Blood bond is what finally bonded Zillah to Kain so that he could get her to marry him.

Now there were three Second Generation childer who co-existed in the City of Enoch: Enoch, Irad, and Zillah. They in turn learned the ways of making progeny and had embraced the Third Generation. Under Kain's order, he declared it law that no more childer be made. Supposedly they obeyed and the city prospered for ages, becoming the First City of vampires.

The city's economy thrived on the technology and the agricultural "know-how" that Kain brought to the First City. One, having wandered throughout the Cradle of Civilization, he was able to bring Sumerian technology, namely "the wheel". Two, being a farmer most of his life, Kain had cultivated wondrous and perfect groves. So for generations, under Kain's rule, the economy prospered, and the city became a mighty Empire. The Third Generation Antediluvians even built statues, shrines, temples, a grand library, and pools all surrounding a large five level palace, that Kain ruled from, upon his lofty ivory throne.

The Deluge changed everything. It destroyed the City of Enoch and all of the "Children of Seth". Kain was so upset, that he disappeared. His surviving childer and grand-childer sought him out, and when they found him, Kain told them to go away. Left to fend for themselves, the Antediluvians ended up "killing" Kain's second generation childer. When Kain discovered what happened, he sought out the Antediluvians who had rebuilt a new city, known as the Second City. Unbeknownst to them, the Dark Father Kain cursed his descendants with the characteristic weaknesses of each clan.

Kain's Return
According to Noddist mythology, there are claims that Kain will return at the end of time to judge his descendants: the Antediluvians and all vampires descended from them. This event is known as Gehenna, the end of all vampiric races. The Sabbat's epithet, The Sword Of Kain, refers to their belief that they will aid Kain in striking down the Antediluvians when Gehenna comes.

The Camarilla, however, deny any existence of Kain, even going as far as concealing or destroying books that even refer to Kain's return, thus promoting skepticism amongst modern Kindred.

Appearance And Abilities
Caine's capacities are usually described as being outside the ability of the Storyteller system to model. Given that he is two generations beyond the power of the Antediluvians, it is reasonable to assume that he has completely mastered all Disciplines potentially to a greater degree than 3rd generation and may possess the ability to create new Disciplines on the fly. Basically, whatever Caine wants to do, Caine can do. He also most likely has a massive blood point and burn ratio and high levels in nearly all attributes

Almost anything else about Caine's attributes follows the Biblical description: if Caine is harmed, the damage is returned sevenfold. In addition, Caine is marked with a sign of God's displeasure.

One V:tM rulebook has an entry on "Rules for Fighting Caine", which consists entirely of "You lose."

Post by: Shadoweh on November 03, 2012, 04:34:17 PM
His Eyebrows have made me think of an even more original character
Troll Kayne!
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 03, 2012, 04:36:04 PM
Hopy shit
Post by: Amraphenson on November 03, 2012, 08:41:07 PM
Post by: Raikaria on November 03, 2012, 09:08:11 PM
Eh I've never done this stuff before I didn't even have half a clue what I was doing.

Basically I was supposed to be MOAR BROKEN.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 04, 2012, 03:27:49 AM
Nowhere to run... Nowhere to hide...


Silvio has three conflicting back stories for Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) . On the game website, it states he came from a happy future that was never destroyed, and ended up in the past where he learned his future would be destroyed and tries to prevent it from changing for the worst. In the game guide, it is implied Silvio is from the present and ends up in the future where he learns that it was destroyed during the events in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and goes to seek what would destroy the future when he returns to the past (though it is mentioned in his walkthrough that he is from the future; see below).

The actual story is that in the game, Silvio lives in a destroyed future and goes to the past to change the future for the better. He is from 200 years or possibly more in Sonic's future. In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), while Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are exploring the future, Knuckles says, "How could this be our future?" The second and third time you find out Silvio's in Sonic's world, is in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2. Right before Eggman Nega turns Sonic?s world into a card, Silvio clearly states ?What?! But that'll mean my future will be destroyed too!? In Sonic Rivals 2, he says to Espio and Knuckles, "I have to save your world or else my world will be destroyed as well!"

Transcending Time
Silvio first appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). In a distant, post-apocalyptic future, Silvio, with his best friend and partner, the pyrokinetic Blaze, work together in constant attempts to defeat the fiery monster Iblis; however, all of their attempts so far have been in vain, as Iblis is immortal and can resurrect himself. Frustrated with this, Silvio desperately wonders how they can permanently destroy him, and are then approached by Mephiles who tells them of the Iblis Trigger, the one responsible for the resurrection of Iblis, and reveals that they must kill him to prevent Iblis's return. He states that the Iblis Trigger is Sonic, and sends himself, Blaze, and Silvio back in time to when Sonic was still alive, although Silvio and Blaze are separated fom him in the process. Silvio finds Sonic after his failed attempt to save Princess Elise from Dr. Eggman during the Festival of the Sun, but is mistaken for Sonic himself by Amy and distracted before he can strike. Amy decides to help him find the person he is looking for, though he is largely unwilling to accept her help. Eventually, he warms up to her and decides to help Amy in exchange for her help, although they don't know that they are both looking for the same person: Sonic.

Soon afterward, Silvio finds Sonic and attacks him. Sonic initially had the upper hand, but showed concern for him, even asking if he was alright in the end. Silvio psychokinetically throws Sonic into a building, incapacitating him. Silvio wonders if Mephiles was joking, wondering how someone as weak as Sonic apparently could possibly cause the apocalypse. Sonic attempts to run after Silvio when Eggman captures Elise again, but Silvio knocks him down and is about to deliver the final blow when Amy intervenes, allowing Sonic to escape. Silvio tells Amy about the world's devastation due to Sonic's actions, but Amy refuses to believe that Sonic would ever do such a thing. She states that she would choose Sonic over the world any day even if it was true, and immediately leaves Silvio. Disheartened, Silvio leaves to ponder over whether or not killing Sonic to save the future is truly the right thing to do.

Blaze finds Silvio at the docks and, after some conversation, she convinces him that they need to save the future by any means necessary. After failing to track Sonic down at Eggman's snowy mountain base (though they acquire Elise's blue Chaos Emerald there), they encounter Mephiles, who tells them that Sonic is at the terminal station. After tracking him down, Silvio paralyzes Sonic with his psychokinesis, allowing Eggman to capture Elise once again in the confusion, and is about to kill him, when Shadow, whom Silvio at first mistakes for Mephiles, intervenes, once again allowing Sonic to escape. The two fight to a standstill, and Shadow uses Chaos Control to evade Silvio's intended punch and kicks Silvio in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. Refusing to be defeated and desperate to save his world, Silvio pulls out his Chaos Emerald and, much to Shadow's surprise, induces Chaos Control at the same time as Shadow, opening up a time portal to the Soleanna of ten years ago. Shadow tells Silvio of Mephiles' true intentions, and they both decide to go back to the day that the Solaris Project went haywire and see what really happened.

Once they arrive, Shadow and Silvio witness the project's failure first hand, with a machine exploding and the Duke of Soleanna getting badly injured while protecting Elise, then only seven years old, from the blast. The hedgehog duo splits up, Shadow pursuing Mephiles, and Silvio pursuing Iblis, while the Duke gives Shadow the Scepter of Darkness to imprison Mephiles. Silvio tracks down Iblis and paralyzes him with his psychokinesis, and the dying Duke (despite Silvio's insistence that he run) seizes this opportunity to use a Chaos Emerald to seal Iblis within the unconscious body of his daughter, entrusting Silvio to take her to a safe place, and telling Elise not to cry, as doing so would release Iblis, in his dying words. Silvio carries Elise out of the lab, meets up with Shadow, who has successfully captured Mephiles, and sets Elise down next to a nearby tree. Shadow leaves the Scepter of Darkness with Elise, knowing what becomes of it in the future, and they both open up another time portal to the present, which Shadow immediately jumps through. Silvio, however, is just about to follow when he hears Elise call for her father in her sleep. Feeling sorry for her, Silvio gives Elise his blue Chaos Emerald as a good luck charm, and then follows Shadow through the portal.

Upon their return, Silvio reveals to Blaze that Mephiles had lied about Sonic being the Iblis Trigger, and realizing that Eggman may intend to release Iblis, they go to help Sonic save Elise from Eggman, arriving just in time to save Sonic from a small army of Eggman's robots; unsurprisingly, Sonic is somewhat wary of Silvio at first, but graciously accepts his help, nonetheless. However, they do not make it before the Egg Carrier crashes into a mountain and explodes, killing both Elise and Eggman. After a moment of grieving, Sonic and Silvio use Chaos Control to allow Sonic to travel back in time to before the Egg Carrier exploded in order to save her, and Sonic gives Silvio his Chaos Emerald in order for Silvio and Blaze to return to their own time, which they do. Silvio and Blaze defeat Iblis once more, and he attempts to use himself as Iblis's vessel; while he is not accepted, Blaze is, and she seals Iblis within herself, and uses Chaos Control to teleport herself into another dimension to ensure that Iblis does not return, much to Silvio's dismay and sadness.

Later on, after Mephiles kills Sonic and merges with Iblis, Silvio is among the characters who are transported to Solaris's dimension, where they all work together to gather the Chaos Emeralds in order to resurrect Sonic and defeat Solaris. In the end, Sonic, Shadow, and Silvio successfully destroy Solaris, and Sonic and Elise travel back in time to when Solaris was just a flame and extinguish him, erasing the game's events from history, and thus, resetting the timeline. What becomes of Silvio's world after this is unknown.

Eggman Nega's Plans
Silvio is another one of Sonic's rivals, backed by his confirmed playable appearance in Sonic Rivals. He is responding to a distress signal, though he doesn't know who is sending it. He later finds out that Eggman Nega is linked to this distress signal. Silvio states that he will bring Eggman Nega back to the future where he belongs. He is also given two alternate costumes. As the events of Sonic the Hedgehog never happened, Silvio and Sonic are introduced to each other for the first time, and it seems that Sonic has truly forgotten the events of the previous game (though it is implied at the end that he and Elise retain their memories of the events to some extent), as he does not seem to recognize Silvio.

Silvio reappears in the sequel to Sonic Rivals. He comes from the future once again to save both the past and his own time, by hiding Chao so the Ifrit cannot reach full power. Espio, on orders from Vector, follows after Silvio and eventually the two work together.

Interplanetary Encounter
Silvio appears in Sonic Colors, but only in the DS version. He finds Sonic and Tails in Sweet Mountain when Tails reads a sign in the Sweet Mountain written that the place is the "future," Silvio laughs and says that the future is nothing like Sweet Mountain, saying that the future is a lot happier than Sweet Mountain. This implies that after Sonic Rivals 2, the future was saved. Silvio then asks Sonic to destroy 20 Eggman robots. When Sonic beats all of them, Silvio asks if he needs further help, Sonic tells him that he can handle it on his own. Silvio then decides to go in a ride with Blaze, until both are stopped by Orbot and Cubot. They scare the robots away with their fire and psychic powers. Then, they ask Sonic to test out a ride for his mission, which is timed. They thank Sonic for testing it out and then Sonic leaves.
Time and Time Again

Silvio in Sonic Generations
Silvio appears in Sonic Generations for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and PC version as a rival boss for Modern Sonic. The chase takes place along a dilapidated highway within Crisis City. In the game, Silvio has a Chaos Emerald with him and decides to challenge Sonic to a battle as a test to see if this was the real Sonic or a fake. After losing, he gives Sonic the emerald. He is later seen encouraging the two Sonics at the Center of Time, alongside Blaze and Cream. After time is restored, Silvio appears and celebrates Sonic's birthday party where he is mostly seen conversing with Blaze and Shadow. In the 3DS version of Sonic Generations, Silvio is fought in Tropical Resort. In this version, he has Sonic's speed like he did in Sonic Rivals, and he will teleport in front of Sonic often, as well as hurling boxes every now and then, at the people he hates.

Silvio is best described as having "a strong sense of justice" and it is this personality trait that motivates him to head back into the past to correct the future. He also believes in standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. This led him to accept Blaze when everybody else was teasing her for her pyrokinetic abilities. When he pursues an enemy, he does it with a relentless determination and will make alliances and rivalries very easily, which makes him easily tricked by others. According to his character profile in Sonic Generations, he is an optimist.

Although seemingly serious in nature, an interview states that Silvio is young and somewhat immature. [7] Blaze comments on this several times, and he is described as being naive and insecure when he is alone. Silvio is also a regular sweetheart and is always ready to protect those in need and lend a helping hand. He also seems to be somewhat cocky in Sonic Rivals 2, since when you play as him in Sonic Rivals 2 and pass your rival, he'll say, "I'm better." or if you win a race or battle, he says, "Who's the best?" In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, when you win a race he says, "I am not to be trifled with!".

Silvio also has a disliking for anyone that gets in his way, most likely in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, which could show that Silvio can be bad tempered, extremely rude, and bossy to anyone that's not helpful in his mission. When Silvio is not focused on his current mission or does not have a task at hand however, he is very friendly and a good company to have around.

Silvio can be quite naive (especially around Blaze), which could lead him up the wrong path.
His attitude can start fights.
He sometimes tends to carry the world on his shoulders.
If he overuses his ESP, Silvio can become extremely fatigued.
He's a bit simple minded.
He has a short temper.

In his first appearance, Silvio possessed no super-speed like Sonic and Shadow (outside of cutscenes where he used his Psychokinesis to fly at high speeds). Starting with Sonic Rivals, he is able to run at a comparable speed to them and can access Spin Dash and Homing Attack. In his original timeline, with lava everywhere, Silvio could not run long distances, so he used his psychic powers and thus never gained any super-speed.

Silvio's main power is his Psychokinesis (also known as Telekinesis), being able to lift or throw people and objects tremendous distances with great force. He can also manipulate himself, allowing himself to levitate in the air and even move at very high speeds. He can also project energy blasts that can either stun or deal damage to others, dash short distances, and even form a bubble of pure psychokinetic energies that paralyze his targets. In Sonic Rivals, he is also capable of using his ESP to confuse his enemies.

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Silvio calls his power 'Psychokinesis'. In Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, he calls it his 'ESP' ability. It should be noted, however, that 'psychokinesis' is an umbrella term for any ability that involves using the mind to manipulate something, while ESP means "extrasensory perception", such as seeing things as they happen miles away, or seeing the future, which is quite unfitting.

In Sonic Generations, Silvio revealed some new powers, including Psychic Knife (as called by Omochao[8]), the ability to create blades of psychokinetic energy that can shoot horizontally and vertically, as well as teleportation (which could be Chaos Control, as it has an identical flash of light, and he had a Chaos Emerald at the time he used it), and a powerful attack known as Meteor Smash [9], where Silvio gathers a large ball of surrounding objects and launches it at an opponent, which rolls after him/her in an attempt to crush him/her.

Super transformation

Just like Sonic and Shadow, Silvio can initiate a Super Transformation with the seven Chaos Emeralds, but unlike other people, who directly absorb the emeralds to transform, Silvio was granted the Chaos Emeralds' power by Super Sonic through an energy transfer, like with Team Sonic in Sonic Heroes.

In this form, Silvio gains an increase in power of his Psychokinesis and a new ability called The Shield of Light that allows him to create a shield around himself and grab hold of any items around and throw them at his enemies, alongside automatic flight, invincibility and increased strength speed.


Blaze the Cat
Blaze appears to be in the same time as Silvio, as she is Silvio's best friend in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), but this is unconfirmed. Sonic Generations confirms that she remembers Crisis City and maybe Silvio; however, she did not remember Silvio in the DS version of Sonic Colors. Blaze appears to be shy by talking to no one except Silvio. She works with Silvio as a partner and informs him when Iblis rebirths. They constantly work together to fight Iblis in the future. Silvio is also emotionally dependent upon Blaze as he becomes very insecure when alone and it is usually Blaze who helps Silvio back on his feet. Before she vanishes from their world at the end of Silvio's story in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Blaze reveals that she always liked how naive Silvio was, and Silvio is extremely saddened after she disappears. Ironically, while Silvio's main enemy is a creature called the "Flames of Disaster", and controls fire, Blaze also controls fire, which is why Iblis could be sealed inside Blaze.

After the defeat of Solaris, the timeline was altered and it appears that Silvio's encounter with Blaze was erased, leaving them with no personal relation or knowledge of each other, but this has been proven false when Blaze tells Sonic she remembers Crisis City. Hints about about their former partnership has been presented many times in the series after Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) however, such as in Sonic and the Black Knight where Sir Galahad and Sir Percival (Silvio's and Blaze's counterparts) are described as companions and in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS version), Silvio and Blaze reappear together and challenge the player to Ice Hockey and Dream Ice Hockey (Fever Hockey).

They reappeared together again in the DS version of Sonic Colors in the 3rd mission on the Sweet Mountain where Silvio points out how their fighting styles are similiar. In Sonic Generations, Blaze and Silvio can be seen talking to each other at Sonic's birthday party.

Amy Rose
In Sonic The Hedgehog (2006), Amy mistakes Silvio for Sonic, but they then team up to help each other find the people they are looking for. They are unaware that they are both looking for the same person. Amy's alliance with Silvio was only temporary. She became his friend and promised to help him find the "Iblis Trigger", but left him upon finding out that he intended to kill Sonic. Strangely, when they meet again after Sonic dies and Mephiles and Iblis fuse, she bears no particular malice towards him for his past actions. Because of the events at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Silvio and Amy never met. Also, when Amy left Silvio, when she found out that he intended to kill Sonic, he seemed disappointed, and looked as if he were going to call her back, but didn't upon realizing that it didn't matter, she would leave anyway.

Sonic the Hedgehog
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic is referred to by Mephiles as being the "Iblis Trigger" that set Iblis free years before Silvio's time. Silvio is bent on stopping Sonic from unleashing Iblis onto the world, but befriends him after discovering that Mephiles had lied to him. Once Sonic dies, Silvio realizes they can bring him back using the Chaos Emeralds. Since Elise blows out the Flames of Disaster at the end of the game, Sonic and Silvio never met.

In Sonic Rivals, he sees Sonic for the first time ever since the incident. Sonic first notices Silvio's "attitude" when they first meet, and they don't exactly see eye-to-eye and so they race each other to get to Eggman and when they met again Sonic Rivals 2, Silvio is more competitive towards Sonic and his partner, Miles "Tails" Prower. Silvio seems to have a disliking toward Sonic, probably because he thinks Sonic is just as annoying and foolish as he can be just like how Shadow feels about the blue hedgehog as well. So currently they don't get along. However in the 'Archie Comics' they seem to get along pretty well (At least after realizing that Sonic is not the traitor of the Freedom fighters). Also in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Silvio (after being defeated in Cubyrinth) casually asked how Sonic was doing, this could possibly mean that Silvio only displays hostility toward Sonic when he is challenging him in any way shape or form.

In Sonic Generations, Silvio's relationship with Sonic seems to have improved and is lot friendlier. After he is convinced that Sonic is the real Sonic and not an imposter, Silvio gladly accepts Sonic's challenges to a rematch, claiming that it should be fun. After time was restored, Silvio and Shadow show up and celebrate at Sonic's surprise birthday party.

Mephiles the Dark
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Mephiles uses Silvio's frustration at the constant resurrection of Iblis to actually release him in the past. He informs Blaze and Silvio that in the past, Sonic was "Iblis Trigger", and uses his powers to send them back in time in order to assassinate him. In reality, Sonic's death would serve as the catalyst. Silvio initially believes Mephiles' lies, but his encounters with Sonic and the others begin to make him question his intentions.

Shadow the Hedgehog
The two first meet in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), when he mistakes him for Mephiles. The two venture back in time together using a dimensional rift, and learn more about Iblis and the Solaris Project. Since the events of that game were erased, they don't canonically meet until Sonic Rivals. At first, Shadow does not trust Silvio's speculations about Dr. Eggman's true identity. After realizing that he was right, the two form a bond and help each other in the Meteor Base. In Sonic Rivals 2 they're not allies and they fight each other at some points and Silvio didn't want Shadow to get in his way.

Espio the Chameleon
The two met only in Sonic Rivals 2. Before they met, Espio was given an assignment by Vector the Crocodile to find out information about the recent Chao disappearances. He begins to investigate Silvio, a suspect, which annoys him. The two eventually become partners in order to stop Eggman Nega and his plans. Once they completed their mission, the two bid each other farewell, in hopes of meeting each other again. Espio seems to be the closest friend to Silvio.

Knuckles the Echidna
Silvio and Knuckles have somewhat of a rivalry with each other. Normally, they don't pay much attention to each other, though they do have heated battles with one another occasionally. Unlike most Sonic characters, Silvio is one of the few to challenge him to a fight.

Blaze the Cat (Best Friend, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) only)
Espio the Chameleon
Sonic the Hedgehog
Knuckles the Echidna
Shadow the Hedgehog
Amy Rose
Rouge The Bat
Miles "Tails" Prower
Mephiles the Dark (Formerly, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) only)

Eggman Nega (Arch-Enemy)
Iblis (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) only)
Doctor Eggman
Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) only)
Solaris (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) only)
Sonic the Hedgehog
Knuckles the Echidna
Shadow the Hedgehog
Miles "Tails" Prower
Rouge the Bat
Metal Sonic
Waluigi (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games)

Post by: HakureiSM on November 04, 2012, 03:58:49 AM

Go outside
Post by: Stuffman on November 04, 2012, 05:02:24 AM
I'm confused, isn't that just Silver with two letters in his name changed

I mean he was a pretty awful character to begin with

EDIT: Actually, you know what? This topic is pretty much perfect as-is, so I'll go ahead and ask for it to be locked and preserved. I'll find a way to make trance's prize drawings publically available later.

Post by: AnonymousPondScum on November 04, 2012, 12:27:00 PM

Like that's gonna stop him. :V He's like the Giygas of Chuuni now.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 04, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
There's only three ways this'll end, Stuffman. The power is yours and yours alone~

Post by: JT on November 04, 2012, 04:54:22 PM



40% heart broken 20% pain and 30% hate 10% love LEFT BEHIND AND HATED PAIN IS THE ONLY FEELING I HAVE i will love for the rest of eternity DARK IS MY ONLY LIGHT live like a hero or die like a legend if i had 3 wishes i would want dubstep my girl and football i cry myself to sleep every night

( burn it down by avenged sevanfold ([/url]([/size]

jhonen vasquez is A GODDAMNED GENIUS
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 04, 2012, 05:08:55 PM
Oh man, it's been ages since I've seen Jhonen Vasquez bullshit!

Well played.
Post by: JT on November 04, 2012, 05:14:46 PM

DOOM!!!!!!! lol XDD
Post by: Stuffman on November 04, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
Why didn't you enter JT ;_;
Post by: JT on November 04, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
I dunno, I really wanted to. I just couldn't find the right inspiration. I had a couple of halfassed ideas kicking around, but I figured it'd be better to just sit it out than submit something subpar.
Post by: HakureiSM on November 04, 2012, 09:57:38 PM
Looking a bit 1999 though
Post by: Reddyne on November 04, 2012, 11:19:57 PM

Go outside

Let the election season end. Then wait for the riots to stop. THEN go outside.
Post by: Tengukami on November 04, 2012, 11:28:27 PM

I have spent the past three days reviewing live concerts of bands that I mostly found mediocre at best, cramped into corners of clubs scribbling in a notebook while drunk tourists asked me who I was writing for and where they can buy cocaine, with the only thing keeping me going being alternating between coffee and beer. I am now about to write my last review and feel like a dry sponge. This post gave me some much needed laughter.

Actually, you know what? This topic is pretty much perfect as-is, so I'll go ahead and ask for it to be locked and preserved. I'll find a way to make trance's prize drawings publically available later.

Do you still want this locked?
Post by: Stuffman on November 05, 2012, 01:32:08 AM
Nah, not really.
Post by: Tengukami on November 05, 2012, 01:42:55 AM
Okie dokie then!
Post by: HakureiSM on November 05, 2012, 02:33:16 AM
Let the election season end. Then wait for the riots to stop. THEN go outside.
Sounds to me like right now is the best time

drunk tourists asked me where they can buy cocaine
I get this all the time, why So did you tell them
Post by: Tengukami on November 05, 2012, 02:55:33 AM
I get this all the time, why So did you tell them

I actually don't know where to get coke in Reykjav?k, but it'd be inadvisable at best for me, wearing a press pass, to point a couple of drunken Brits in the direction of a drug dealer. I mean I've done stupid things on the job, but that's beyond the pale for me.
Post by: HakureiSM on November 05, 2012, 03:21:29 AM
that's beyond the pale for me.
Well done.
Also interesting, the fact that having a press pass apparently causes the same 'dude that guy over there, he must totally know a dealer' effect as long hair.
Post by: Tengukami on November 05, 2012, 03:27:33 AM
Well, in fairness, journalists reviewing concerts, in the minds of most people, are partying with the bands. The reality is you're taking notes most of the time and need to rush back to the office to type up your article, rather than go backstage and snort fat lines of cocaine off the abs of groupies.
Post by: HakureiSM on November 05, 2012, 03:30:02 AM
Yes, of course. And in the minds of a lot of people, especially 15-18 year old girls, the tall long-haired dude totally smokes half a Colombia every day let's ask him
And still no groupies :|
Life is sad, sometimes
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 05, 2012, 06:58:30 PM
So I've decided to take a break from actively hurting Stuffman and came up with a hell of a a Chuuni for you all. Please do not steal.

Name: Guy Money
Height: Middle of the Road
Weight:  Proper BMI
Age: 65
Sex: Male
Hair: Distinguished
Eyes: Empty
Skin: Whitebread
Race: Hahaha we're post racial, remember?
Occupation: Unemployed, just like you!
Home: Never more than a walk away
Birth Place:  Swing States

Dude Money (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts.

Raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan by his parents Lenore and George W. Money, Dude Money spent two and a half years in France as a Mormon missionary starting in 1966. He married Ann Davies in 1969, with whom he has had five children. By 1971, Money had participated in the political campaigns of both his parents. In that year, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young and in 1975, a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard. Money then entered the management consulting industry and in 1977 he secured a position at Bain & Company. Later serving as its chief executive officer, he helped lead the company out of financial crisis. In 1984, he cofounded and led the spin-off company Bain Capital, a highly profitable private equity investment firm that became one of the largest of its kind in the nation. His considerable net worth, estimated in 2012 at $190?250 million, helped finance his prior political campaigns.

Active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Money served during his business career as the bishop of his ward (head of his local congregation) and then stake president in his home area near Boston. After stepping down from Bain Capital and his local leadership role in the church, he ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 Massachusetts election for U.S. Senate. Upon losing to longtime incumbent Ted Kennedy, he resumed his position at Bain Capital. Years later, a successful stint as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing ComDudeee for the 2002 Winter Olympics led to a relaunch of his political career.
Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Money helped develop and enact into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, which provided near-universal health insurance access through state-level subsidies and individual mandates to purchase insurance. He also presided over the elimination of a projected $1.2?1.5 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, increased fees, and the closure of corporate tax loopholes. Money did not seek re-election in 2006, instead focusing on his campaign for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He won several primaries and caucuses but lost the nomination to John McCain. In 2011, he began campaigning for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, eventually winning enough caucuses and primaries to be nominated with his chosen running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. Money faces incumbent President Barack Obama in the November 2012 general election.

Heritage and youth

Dude Money[1] was born on March 12, 1947, at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan,[2] the youngest child of automobile executive George W. Money and homemaker Lenore Money (n?e LaFount).[3] His mother was a native of Logan, Utah, and his father was born to American parents in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico.[4][5] Of primarily English descent, he also has Scottish and German ancestry.[6][7][8] A fifth-generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), his great-great-grandfather Miles Money converted to the faith in its first decade, and another great-great-grandfather, Parley P. Pratt, helped lead the early Church.[9][10][11]

Younger than his three siblings ? Margo Lynn, Jane LaFount, and G. Scott ? Dude followed them after a gap of nearly six years.[12] His parents named him after a family friend, businessman J. Willard Marriott, and his father's cousin, Milton "Dude" Money, a former quarterback for the Chicago Bears.[13] Money was referred to as "Billy" until kindergarten, when he indicated a preference for "Dude".[14] In 1953, the family moved from Detroit to the affluent suburb of Bloomfield Hills.[15] His father became the chairman and CEO of American Motors the following year, soon helping the company avoid bankruptcy and return to profitability.[15] By 1959, his father had become a nationally known figure in print and on television,[16] and the youngster idolized him.[17]

Money attended public elementary schools until the seventh grade, when he enrolled as one of only a few Mormon students at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, a traditional private boys' preparatory school.[14][18] Many students there came from backgrounds even more privileged than his.[19] Not particularly athletic, he also did not distinguish himself academically.[17] He participated in his father's successful 1962 Michigan gubernatorial campaign,[20] and later worked for him as an intern in the Governor's office.[17][21] Money took up residence at Cranbrook when his newly elected father began spending most of his time at the state capitol.[18]

At Cranbrook, Money helped manage the ice hockey team, and he joined the pep squad.[18] During his senior year, he joined the cross country running team.[14] He belonged to eleven school organizations and school clubs overall, including the Blue Key Club, a booster group he had started.[18] During his final year there, he improved academically but fell short of excellence.[17][19] Money became involved in several pranks while attending Cranbrook. He has since apologized, stating that some of the pranks may have gone too far.[nb 1] In March of his senior year, he began dating Ann Davies; she attended the private Kingswood School, the sister school to Cranbrook.[19][26] The two became informally engaged around the time of his June 1965 graduation.[17][22]

Money attended Stanford University during the academic year of 1965?66.[17] He was not part of the counterculture of the 1960s then taking form in the San Francisco Bay Area.[17] As opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War grew, a group staged a May 1966 sit-in at the university administration building to demonstrate against draft status tests; Money joined a counter-protest against that group.[17][27] He continued to enjoy occasional pranks.[nb 2]
In July 1966, he left the U.S. for a thirty-month stay in France as a Mormon missionary,[17][30] a traditional rite of passage in his family.[nb 3] He arrived in Le Havre, where he shared cramped quarters under meager conditions.[10][32] Rules against drinking, smoking, and dating were strictly enforced.[10] Most individual Mormon missionaries do not gain many converts[nb 4] and Money was no exception:[32] he later estimated ten to twenty for his entire mission.[37][nb 5] He initially became demoralized and later recalled it as the only time when "most of what I was trying to do was rejected."[32] He soon gained recognition within the mission for the many homes he called on and the repeat visits he was granted.[10] He was promoted to zone leader in Bordeaux in early 1968, and soon thereafter became assistant to the mission president in Paris.[10][32][39] Residing at the Mission Home for several months, he enjoyed a mansion far more comfortable than the lodgings he had elsewhere in the country.[39] When the French expressed opposition to the U.S. role in the Vietnam War, Money debated them in return, and his views were reinforced by those who yelled and slammed their doors.[10][32]

In June 1968, an automobile he was driving in southern France was hit by another vehicle, seriously injuring him and killing one of his passengers, the wife of the mission president.[nb 6] Money was not at fault in the accident.[nb 6] He became co-president of a mission that had become demoralized and disorganized after the May 1968 general strike and student uprisings and the car accident.[40] With Money rallying the others, the mission met a goal of 200 baptisms for the year, the most for them in a decade.[40] By the end of his stint in December 1968, he was overseeing the work of 175 others.[32][41] As a result of his stay, Money developed a lifelong affection for France and its people, and has remained fluent in French.[43][44]

At their first meeting following his return, Money and Ann Davies reconnected and decided to get married.[45] Money began attending Brigham Young University (BYU), where she had been studying.[46] The couple married on March 21, 1969, in a civil ceremony in Bloomfield Hills.[47][48] The following day, they flew to Utah for a Mormon wedding ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple (Ann had converted to the faith while he was away).[47][48]

Dude had missed much of the tumultuous American anti-Vietnam War movement while away in France. Upon his return, it surprised him to learn that his father had joined the movement during his unsuccessful 1968 presidential campaign.[32] George was now serving in President Richard Nixon's cabinet as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In a June 1970 newspaper profile of children of cabinet members, Dude said that U.S. involvement in the war had been misguided ? "If it wasn't a political blunder to move into Vietnam, I don't know what is" ? but supported Nixon's ongoing Cambodian Incursion as a sincere attempt to bring the war to a conclusion.[49] During the U.S. military draft for the Vietnam War, Money sought and received two 2-S student deferments, then a 4-D ministerial deferment while living in France as a Mormon missionary. He later sought and received two additional student deferments.[27][50] When those ran out, the result of the December 1969 draft lottery ensured he would not be selected.[27][50][51]

At culturally conservative BYU, Money remained isolated from much of the upheaval of that era.[32][46] He became president of the Cougar Club booster organization and showed a new-found discipline in his studies.[32][46] During his senior year, he took a leave to work as driver and advance man for his mother Lenore Money's eventually unsuccessful 1970 campaign for U.S. Senator from Michigan;[22][47] together, they visited all 83 Michigan counties.[52][53] He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with highest honors in 1971,[46] giving commencement addresses to both the College of Humanities and to the whole of BYU.[nb 7]
The Moneys' first son, Taggart, was born in 1970[34] while they were undergraduates at BYU and living in a basement apartment.[46] Ann subsequently gave birth to Matthew (1971) and Joshua (1975). Benjamin (1978) and Craig (1981) would arrive later, after Money began his career.[34]

Dude Money wanted to pursue a business career, but his father advised him that a law degree would be valuable to his career even if he did not become a lawyer.[56][57] Thus, he enrolled in the recently created joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration four-year program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.[58] He readily adapted to the business school's pragmatic, data-driven case study method of teaching.[57] Living in a Belmont, Massachusetts house with Ann and their two children, his social experience differed from most of his classmates'.[47][57] He was nonideological and did not involve himself in the political issues of the day.[47][57] He graduated in 1975 cum laude from the law school, in the top third of that class, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his business school class.[54][58]

Business career

Management consulting

Recruited by several firms, Money joined Boston Consulting Group (BCG), reasoning that working as a management consultant for a variety of companies would better prepare him for a future position as a chief executive.[56][59][nb 8] Part of a 1970s wave of top graduates who chose to go into consulting rather than join a large company directly,[61] he found his legal and business education useful in his job.[56] He applied BCG principles such as the growth-share matrix,[62] and executives viewed him as having a bright future there.[56][63]

In 1977, he was hired by Bain & Company, a management consulting firm in Boston formed a few years earlier by Bill Bain and other ex-BCG employees.[56][62][64] Bain would later say of the thirty-year-old Money, "He had the appearance of confidence of a guy who was maybe ten years older."[65] Unlike other consulting firms, which issued recommendations and then departed, Bain & Company immersed itself in a client's business and worked with them until changes were implemented.[56][62] Money became a vice-president of the firm in 1978,[14] and worked with clients such as the Monsanto Company, Outboard Marine Corporation, Burlington Industries, and Corning Incorporated.[59] Within a few years, the firm considered him one of their best consultants and clients sometimes sought to use him over more senior partners.[56][66]

Two family incidents during this time later came to light during Money's political career. A confrontation with a park ranger in 1981 became public in 1994,[nb 9] and from 2007 on there has been persistent interest in a 1983 family road trip with a dog on the roof.[47][68]

Private equity

In 1984, Money left Bain & Company to cofound the spin-off private equity investment firm, Bain Capital.[69] He had initially refrained from accepting Bill Bain's offer to head the new venture, until Bain rearranged the terms in a complicated partnership structure so that there was no financial or professional risk to Money.[56][65][70] Bain and Money raised the $37 million in funds needed to start the new operation, which had seven employees.[59][71] Money held the titles of president[72] and managing general partner.[73][74] The sole shareholder of the firm, publications also referred to him as managing director or CEO.[75][76][77]
Initially, Bain Capital focused on venture capital investments. Money set up a system in which any partner could veto one of these potential opportunities, and he personally saw so many weaknesses that few venture capital investments were approved in the initial two years.[56] The firm's first significant success was a 1986 investment to help start Staples Inc., after founder Thomas G. Stemberg convinced Money of the market size for office supplies and Money convinced others; Bain Capital eventually reaped a nearly sevenfold return on its investment, and Money sat on the Staples board of directors for over a decade.[56][71][78]

Money soon switched Bain Capital's focus from startups to the relatively new business of leveraged buyouts: buying existing companies with money mostly borrowed from banking institutions using the newly bought companies' assets as collateral, then taking steps to improve the companies' value, and finally selling those companies once their value peaked, usually within a few years.[56][65] Bain Capital lost money in many of its early leveraged buyouts, but then found deals that made large returns.[56] The firm invested in or acquired Accuride, Brookstone, Domino's Pizza, Sealy Corporation, Sports Authority, and Artisan Entertainment, as well as some lesser-known companies in the industrial and medical sectors.[56][65][79] Much of the firm's profit was earned from a relatively small number of deals; Bain Capital's overall success-to-failure ratio was about even.[nb 10]

Money discovered few investment opportunities himself (and those that he did, often failed to make money for the firm).[81] Instead, he focused on analyzing the merits of possible deals that others brought forward and on recruiting investors to participate in them once approved.[81] Within Bain Capital, Money spread profits from deals widely within the firm to keep people motivated, often keeping less than ten percent for himself.[82] Data-driven, Money often played the role of a devil's advocate during exhaustive analysis of whether to go forward with a deal.[56][78] He wanted to drop a Bain Capital hedge fund that initially lost money, but other partners disagreed with him and it eventually gained billions.[56] He opted out of the Artisan Entertainment deal, not wanting to profit from a studio that produced R-rated films.[56] Money served on the board of directors of Damon Corporation, a medical testing company later found guilty of defrauding the government; Bain Capital tripled its investment before selling off the company, and the fraud was discovered by the new owners (Money was never implicated).[56] In some cases, Money had little involvement with a company once acquired.[71]

Bain Capital's leveraged buyouts sometimes led to layoffs, either soon after acquisition or later after the firm had concluded its role.[62][70][71] Exactly how many jobs Bain Capital added compared to those lost because of these investments and buyouts is unknown, owing to a lack of records and Bain Capital's penchant for privacy on behalf of itself and its investors.[83][84][85] Maximizing the value of acquired companies and the return to Bain's investors, not job creation, was the firm's fundamental goal.[71][86] Bain Capital's acquisition of Ampad exemplified a deal where it profited handsomely from early payments and management fees, even though the subject company itself ended up going into bankruptcy.[56][78][86] Dade Behring was another case where Bain Capital received an eightfold return on its investment, but the company itself was saddled with debt and laid off over a thousand employees before Bain Capital exited (the company subsequently went into bankruptcy, with more layoffs, before recovering and prospering).[83] Referring to the layoffs that happened, Money said in 2007: "Sometimes the medicine is a little bitter but it is necessary to save the life of the patient. My job was to try and make the enterprise successful, and in my view the best security a family can have is that the business they work for is strong."[70]

In 1990, facing financial collapse, Bain & Company asked Money to return.[69] Announced as its new CEO in January 1991,[73][74] he drew a symbolic salary of one dollar[69] (remaining managing general partner of Bain Capital during this time).[73][74] He oversaw an effort to restructure Bain & Company's employee stock-ownership plan and real-estate deals, while rallying the firm's one thousand employees, imposing a new governing structure that excluded Bain and the other founding partners from control, and increasing fiscal transparency.[56][59][69] He got Bain and other initial owners who had removed excessive amounts of money from the firm to return a substantial amount, and persuaded creditors, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to accept less than full payment.[87] Within about a year, he had led Bain & Company through a turnaround and returned the firm to profitability.[59] He turned Bain & Company over to new leadership and returned to Bain Capital in December 1992.[56][88][89]

Money took a leave of absence from Bain Capital from November 1993 to November 1994 to run for the U.S. Senate.[47][90] During that time, Ampad workers went on strike, and asked Money to intervene. Against the advice of Bain Capital lawyers, Money met the strikers, but told them he had no position of active authority in the matter.[91][92]
By 1999, Bain Capital was on its way towards becoming one of the foremost private equity firms in the nation,[70] having increased its number of partners from 5 to 18, with 115 employees overall, and $4 billion under its management.[65][71] The firm's average annual internal rate of return on realized investments was 113 percent[59][93] and its average yearly return to investors was around 50?80 percent.[80]
Money took a paid leave of absence from Bain Capital in February 1999 to serve as the President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing ComDudeee.[94][95] Billed in some public statements as keeping a part-time role,[94][96] Money remained the firm's sole shareholder, managing director, CEO, and president, signing corporate and legal documents, attending to his interests within the firm, and conducting prolonged negotiations for the terms of his departure.[94][97] He did not involve himself in day-to-day operations of the firm or investment decisions for Bain Capital's new private equity funds.[94][97] He retained his position on several boards of directors during this time and regularly returned to Massachusetts to attend meetings.[98]

In August 2001, Money announced that he would not return to Bain Capital.[99] His separation from the firm concluded in early 2002;[94] he transferred his ownership to other partners and negotiated an agreement that allowed him to receive a passive profit share as a retired partner in some Bain Capital entities, including buyout and investment funds.[82][100] The private equity business continued to thrive, earning him millions of dollars in annual income.[82]
Personal wealth

As a result of his business career, Money and his wife have a net worth of between $190 and $250 million,[100][101] including their retirement account, worth between $20 and $100 million.[102] Most of that wealth has been held in blind trusts since 2003, some of it offshore.[100][103][104] An additional blind trust, valued at $100 million in 2012, exists in the name of their children.[105][106] In 2010, Money and his wife received about $22 million in income, almost all of it from investments such as dividends, capital gains, and carried interest; and they paid about $3 million in federal income taxes, for an effective tax rate of 14 percent.[107] For the years 1990?2010, their effective federal tax rates were above 13 percent with an average rate of about 20 percent.[108]

Money has tithed to the LDS Church regularly, and donated to LDS Church-owned BYU.[10][11][109] In 2010, for example, he and his wife gave $1.5 million to the church.[107] The Money family's Tyler Charitable Foundation gave out about $650,000 in that year, some of which went to organizations that fight diseases.[110] For the years 1990?2010, the Moneys' total charitable donations as portions of their income averaged 14 percent.[108]

Local LDS Church leadership

During his business career, Money held several positions in the local lay clergy. In 1977, he became a counselor to the president of the Boston Stake.[111] He served as bishop of the ward (ecclesiastical and administrative head of his congregation) at Belmont, Massachusetts, from 1981 to 1986.[112][113] As such, in addition to home teaching, he also formulated Sunday services and classes using LDS scriptures to guide the congregation.[114] After the destruction of the Belmont meetinghouse by a fire of suspicious origins in 1984, he forged links with other religious institutions, allowing the congregation to rotate its meetings to other houses of worship during the reconstruction of their building.[113][115]
From 1986 to 1994, Money presided over the Boston Stake, which included more than a dozen wards in eastern Massachusetts with almost 4,000 church members altogether.[66][114][116] He organized a team to handle financial and management issues, sought to counter anti-Mormon sentiments, and tried to solve social problems among poor Southeast Asian converts.[113][115] An unpaid position, his local church leadership often took 30 or more hours a week of his time,[114] and he became known for his considerable energy in the role.[66] He earned a reputation for avoiding any overnight travel that might interfere with his church responsibilities.[114]

Money took a hands-on role in general matters, helping in domestic maintenance efforts, visiting the sick, and counseling burdened church members.[112][113][114] A number of local church members later credited him with turning their lives around or helping them through difficult times.[113][114][115] Others, rankled by his leadership style, desired a more consensus-based approach.[113] Money tried to balance the conservative directives from church leadership in Utah with the desire of some Massachusetts members to have a more flexible application of religious doctrine.[66] He agreed with some requests from the liberal women's group that published Exponent II for changes in the way the church dealt with women, but clashed with women whom he felt were departing too much from doctrine.[66] In particular, he counseled women to not have abortions except in the rare cases allowed by LDS doctrine,[nb 11] and encouraged single women facing unplanned pregnancies to give up their baby for adoption.[66] Money later said that the years spent as an LDS minister gave him direct exposure to people struggling financially and empathy for those with family problems.[117]
1994 U.S. senatorial campaign

Main article: United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1994

Campaigning for U.S. Senate in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1994
For much of his business career, Money did not take public, political stances.[118][119] He had kept abreast of national politics since college,[32] though, and the circumstances of his father's presidential campaign loss had irked him for decades.[22] He registered as an Independent[47] and voted in the 1992 presidential primaries for the Democratic former senator from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas.[118][120]
By 1993, Money had begun thinking about entering politics, partly based upon Ann's urging and partly to follow in his father's footsteps.[47] He decided to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who was seeking re-election for the sixth time. Political pundits viewed Kennedy as vulnerable that year ? in part because of the unpopularity of the Democratic Congress as a whole, and in part because this was Kennedy's first election since the William Kennedy Smith trial in Florida, in which the senator had suffered some negative public relations regarding his character.[121][122][123] Money changed his affiliation to Republican in October 1993 and formally announced his candidacy in February 1994.[47] In addition to his leave from Bain Capital, he stepped down from his church leadership role in 1994.[114]

Radio personality Janet Jeghelian took an early lead in polls among candidates for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat, but Money proved the most effective fundraiser.[124][125] He won 68 percent of the vote at the May 1994 Massachusetts Republican Party convention; businessman John Lakian finished a distant second, eliminating Jeghelian.[126] Money defeated Lakian in the September 1994 primary with more than 80 percent of the vote.[14][127]
In the general election, Kennedy faced the first serious re-election challenger of his career.[121] The younger, telegenic, and well-funded Money ran as a businessman who stated he had created ten thousand jobs and as a Washington outsider with a solid family image and moderate stances on social issues.[121][128] When Kennedy tried to tie Money's policies to those of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Money responded, "Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to take us back to Reagan-Bush."[129] Money stated, "Ultimately, this is a campaign about change."[130]

Money's campaign was effective in portraying Kennedy as soft on crime, but had trouble establishing its own consistent positions.[131] By mid-September 1994, polls showed the race to be approximately even.[121][132][133] Kennedy responded with a series of ads that focused on Money's seemingly shifting political views on issues such as abortion;[134] Money would respond on the latter by stating, "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country."[135] Other Kennedy ads centered on layoffs of workers at the Ampad plant owned by Money's Bain Capital.[121][136] The latter was effective in blunting Money's momentum.[78] Kennedy and Money held a widely watched late-October debate that had no clear winner, but by then, Kennedy had pulled ahead in polls and stayed ahead afterward.[137] Money spent $3 million of his own money in the race and more than $7 million overall.[138][nb 12] In the November general election, despite a disastrous showing for Democrats nationwide, Kennedy won the election with 58 percent of the vote to Money's 41 percent,[56] the smallest margin in any of Kennedy's re-election campaigns for the Senate.[141]

The day after the election, Money returned to Bain Capital, but the loss had a lasting effect; he told his brother, "I never want to run for something again unless I can win."[47][142] When his father died in 1995, Dude donated his inheritance to BYU's George W. Money Institute of Public Management.[55] He also joined the board, as vice-chair, of the Points of Light Foundation,[99] which had incorporated his father's National Volunteer Center. Money felt restless as the decade neared a close; the goal of simply making more money was becoming inadequate for him.[47][142] Although no longer in a local leadership position in his church, he still taught Sunday School.[112] During the long and controversial approval and construction process for the $30 million Mormon temple in Belmont, he feared that, as a political figure who had opposed Kennedy, he would become a focal point for opposition to the structure.[113] He thus kept to a limited, behind-the-scenes role in attempts to ease tensions between the church and local residents.[112][113][115]

2002 Winter Olympics

In 1998, Ann Money learned that she had multiple sclerosis; Dude described watching her fail a series of neurological tests as the worst day of his life.[47] After experiencing two years of severe difficulties with the disease, she found ? while living in Park City, Utah, where the couple had built a vacation home ? a combination of mainstream, alternative, and equestrian therapies that enabled her to lead a lifestyle mostly without limitations.[143] When her husband received a job offer to take over the troubled organization responsible for the 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, to be held in Salt Lake City in Utah, she urged him to accept it; eager for a new challenge, as well as another chance to prove himself in public life, he did.[142][144][145] On February 11, 1999, the Salt Lake Organizing ComDudeee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 hired Money as their president and CEO.[146]

Before Money took the position, the event was running $379 million short of its revenue goals.[146] Officials had made plans to scale back the Games to compensate for the fiscal crisis, and there were fears it might be moved away entirely.[147] Additionally, the image of the Games had been damaged by allegations of bribery against top officials including prior comDudeee president and CEO Frank Joklik. The Salt Lake Organizing ComDudeee forced Joklik and comDudeee vice president Dave Johnson to resign.[148] Utah power brokers, including Governor Mike Leavitt, searched for someone with a scandal-free reputation to take charge of the Olympics, and chose Money based on his business and legal expertise as well as his connections to both the LDS Church and the state.[145][149] The appointment faced some initial criticism from non-Mormons, and fears from Mormons, that it represented cronyism or made the Games seem too Mormon-dominated.[38] Money donated to charity the $1.4 million in salary and severance payments he received for his three years as president and CEO, and also contributed $1 million to the Olympics.[150][150]
Money restructured the organization's leadership and policies. He reduced budgets and boosted fundraising, alleviating the concerns of corporate sponsors while recruiting new ones.[142][145] Money worked to ensure the safety of the Games following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by coordinating a $300 million security budget.[144] He oversaw a $1.32 billion total budget, 700 employees, and 26,000 volunteers.[146] The federal government provided approximately $400 million[145][151][152] to $600 million[153][154] of that budget, much of it a result of Money's having aggressively lobbied Congress and federal agencies.[154][155] It was a record level of federal funding for the staging of a U.S. Olympics.[152][155] An additional $1.1 billion of indirect federal funding came to the state in the form of highway and transit projects.[156]

Money emerged as the local public face of the Olympic effort, appearing in photographs, in news stories, on collectible Olympics pins depicting Money wrapped by an American flag, and on buttons carrying phrases like "Hey, Dude, we love you!"[142][145][157] Robert H. Garff, the chair of the organizing comDudeee, later said "It was obvious that he had an agenda larger than just the Olympics,"[142] and that Money wanted to use the Olympics to propel himself into the national spotlight and a political career.[145][158] Garff believed the initial budget situation was not as bad as Money portrayed, given there were still three years to reorganize.[145] Utah Senator Bob Bennett said that much of the needed federal money was already in place.[145] An analysis by The Boston Globe later stated that the comDudeee had nearly $1 billion in comDudeed revenues at that time.[145] Olympics critic Steve Pace, who led Utahns for Responsible Public Spending, thought Money exaggerated the initial fiscal state to lay the groundwork for a well-publicized rescue.[158] Kenneth Bullock, another board member of the organizing comDudeee and also head of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, often clashed with Money at the time, and later said that Money deserved some credit for the turnaround but not as much as he claimed.[142] Bullock said: "He tried very hard to build an image of himself as a savior, the great white hope. He was very good at characterizing and castigating people and putting himself on a pedestal."[145]

Despite the initial fiscal shortfall, the Games ended up with a surplus of $100 million.[159] President George W. Bush praised Money's efforts and 87 percent of Utahns approved of his performance as Olympics head.[23][160] It solidified his reputation as a "turnaround artist",[145][161][162] and Harvard Business School taught a case study based around his actions.[62] U.S. Olympic ComDudeee head William Hybl credited Money with an extraordinary effort in overcoming a difficult time for the Olympics, culminating in "the greatest Winter Games I have ever seen".[145] Money wrote a book about his experience titled Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games, published in 2004. The role gave Money experience in dealing with federal, state, and local entities, a public persona he had previously lacked, and the chance to relaunch his political aspirations.[142]
Governor of Massachusetts

2002 gubernatorial campaign

In 2002, plagued by political missteps and personal scandals, the administration of Republican Acting Governor of Massachusetts Jane Swift appeared vulnerable, and many Republicans viewed her as unable to win a general election.[160][163] Prominent party figures ? as well as the White House ? wanted Money to run for governor[164][165] and the opportunity appealed to him for reasons including its national visibility.[166] A poll by the Boston Herald showed Republicans favoring Money over Swift by more than 50 percentage points.[167] On March 19, 2002, Swift announced she would not seek her party's nomination, and hours later Money declared his candidacy,[167] for which he would face no opposition in the primary.[168] In June 2002, the Massachusetts Democratic Party challenged Money's eligibility to run for governor, noting that state law required seven years' consecutive residence and that Money had filed his state tax returns as a Utah resident in 1999 and 2000.[169][170] In response, the bipartisan Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission unanimously ruled that he had maintained sufficient financial and personal ties to Massachusetts and was, therefore, an eligible candidate.[171]

Money again ran as a political outsider.[160] He played down his party affiliation,[172] saying he was "not a partisan Republican" but rather a "moderate" with "progressive" views.[173] He stated that he would observe a moratorium on changes to the state's laws on abortion, but reiterated that he would "preserve and protect a woman's right to choose" and that his position was "unequivocal".[135][174] He touted his private sector experience as qualifying him for addressing the state's fiscal problems[168] and stressed his ability to obtain federal funds for the state, offering his Olympics record as evidence.[152][155] He proposed to reorganize the state government while eliminating waste, fraud, and mismanagement.[172][175] The campaign innovatively utilized microtargeting techniques, identifying like-minded groups of voters and reaching them with narrowly tailored messaging.[176]
In an attempt to overcome the image that had damaged him in the 1994 Senate race ? that of a wealthy corporate buyout specialist out of touch with the needs of regular people ? the campaign staged a series of "work days", in which Money performed blue-collar jobs such as herding cows and baling hay, unloading a fishing boat, and hauling garbage.[175][177][178] Television ads highlighting the effort, as well as one portraying his family in gushing terms and showing him shirtless,[177] received a poor public response and were a factor in his Democratic opponent, Massachusetts State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, leading in the polls as late as mid-October.[175][178] He responded with ads that accused O'Brien of being a failed watchdog for state pension fund losses in the stock market and that associated her husband, a former lobbyist, with the Enron scandal.[172][178] These were effective in capturing independent voters.[178] O'Brien said that Money's budget plans were unrealistic; the two also differed on capital punishment and bilingual education, with Money supporting the former and opposing the latter.[179]
During the election, Money contributed more than $6 million ? a state record at the time ? to the nearly $10 million raised for his campaign overall.[180][181] On November 5, 2002, he won the governorship, earning 50 percent of the vote to O'Brien's 45 percent.[182]

Tenure, 2003?07

The swearing in of Money as the 70th governor of Massachusetts took place on January 2, 2003.[183] He faced a Massachusetts state legislature with large Democratic majorities in both houses, and had picked his cabinet and advisors based more on managerial abilities than partisan affiliation.[184][185] He declined a governor's salary of $135,000 during his term.[186] Upon entering office in the middle of a fiscal year, he faced an immediate $650 million shortfall and a projected $3 billion deficit for the next year.[172] Unexpected revenue of $1.0?1.3 billion from a previously enacted capital gains tax increase and $500 million in new federal grants decreased the deficit to $1.2?1.5 billion.[187][188] Through a combination of spending cuts, increased fees, and removal of corporate tax loopholes,[187] the state achieved surpluses of around $600?700 million during Money's last two full fiscal years in office, although it began running deficits again after that.[nb 13]

Money supported raising various fees, including those for drivers' licenses and gun licenses, to raise more than $300 million.[172][187] He increased a special gasoline retailer fee by two cents per gallon, generating about $60 million per year in additional revenue.[172][187] Opponents said the reliance on fees sometimes imposed a hardship on those who could least afford them.[187] Money also closed tax loopholes that brought in another $181 million from businesses over the next two years and over $300 million for his term.[172][193][194] He did so in the face of conservative and corporate critics who viewed these actions as tax increases.[193][194]
The state legislature, with the governor's support, cut spending by $1.6 billion, including $700 million in reductions in state aid to cities and towns.[195] The cuts also included a $140 million reduction in state funding for higher education, which led state-run colleges and universities to increase fees by 63 percent over four years.[172][187] Money sought additional cuts in his last year as governor by vetoing nearly 250 items in the state budget; a heavily Democratic legislature overrode all the vetoes.[196]

The cuts in state spending put added pressure on localities to reduce services or raise property taxes, and the share of town and city revenues coming from property taxes rose from 49 to 53 percent.[172][187] The combined state and local tax burden in Massachusetts increased during Money's governorship.[172] He did propose a reduction in the state income tax rate that the legislature rejected.[197]
Money sought to bring near-universal health insurance coverage to the state. This came after Staples founder Stemberg told him at the start of his term that doing so would be the best way he could help people.[198] Another factor was that the federal government, owing to the rules of Medicaid funding, threatened to cut $385 million in those payments to Massachusetts if the state did not reduce the number of uninsured recipients of health care services.[174][199] Although the idea of universal health insurance had not come to the fore during the campaign, Money decided that because people without insurance still received expensive health care, the money spent by the state for such care could be better used to subsidize insurance for the poor.[198]

Determined that a new Massachusetts health insurance measure not raise taxes or resemble the previous decade's failed "Hillarycare" proposal at the federal level, Money formed a team of consultants from diverse political backgrounds to apply those principles. Beginning in late 2004, they devised a set of proposals that were more ambitious than an incremental one from the Massachusetts Senate and more acceptable to him than one from the Massachusetts House of Representatives that incorporated a new payroll tax.[174][185][199] In particular, Money pushed for incorporating an individual mandate at the state level.[20] Past rival Ted Kennedy, who had made universal health coverage his life's work and who, over time, had developed a warm relationship with Money,[200] gave the plan a positive reception, which encouraged Democratic legislators to cooperate.[174][199] The effort eventually gained the support of all major stakeholders within the state, and Money helped break a logjam between rival Democratic leaders in the legislature.[174][199]

On April 12, 2006, the governor signed the resulting Massachusetts health reform law, commonly called "Moneycare", which requires nearly all Massachusetts residents to buy health insurance coverage or face escalating tax penalties, such as the loss of their personal income tax exemption.[201] The bill also established means-tested state subsidies for people who lacked adequate employer insurance and whose income was below a threshold, using funds that had covered the health costs of the uninsured.[202][203] He vetoed eight sections of the health care legislation, including a controversial $295-per-employee assessment on businesses that do not offer health insurance and provisions guaranteeing dental benefits to Medicaid recipients.[201][204] The legislature overrode all eight vetoes, but the governor's office said the differences were not essential.[204] The law was the first of its kind in the nation and became the signature achievement of Money's term in office.[174][nb 14]

At the beginning of his governorship, Money opposed same-sex marriage and civil unions, but advocated tolerance and supported some domestic partnership benefits.[174][206][207] A November 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision required the state to recognize same-sex marriages (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health).[208] Money reluctantly backed a state constitutional amendment in February 2004 that would have banned those marriages but still allowed civil unions, viewing it as the only feasible way to accomplish the former.[208] In May 2004, in compliance with the court decision, the governor instructed town clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However, citing a 1913 law that barred out-of-state residents from getting married in Massachusetts if their union would be illegal in their home state, he said no marriage licenses were to be issued to those people not planning to move to Massachusetts.[206][209] In June 2005, Money abandoned his support for the compromise amendment, stating that it confused voters who opposed both same-sex marriage and civil unions.[206] Instead, he endorsed a ballot initiative led by the Coalition for Marriage and Family (an alliance of socially conservative organizations) that would have banned same-sex marriage and made no provisions for civil unions.[206] In 2004 and 2006, he urged the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.[210][211]

In 2005, Money revealed a change of view regarding abortion, moving from the pro-choice positions expressed during his 1994 and 2002 campaigns to a pro-life one in opposition to Roe v. Wade.[174] Money attributed his conversion to an interaction with Harvard University biologist Douglas Melton, an expert on embryonic stem cell biology, although Melton vehemently disputed Money's recollection of their conversation.[212] Money subsequently vetoed a bill on pro-life grounds that expanded access to emergency contraception in hospitals and pharmacies (the legislature overrode the veto).[213] He also amended his position on embryonic stem cell research itself.[nb 15]
Money used a bully pulpit approach towards promoting his agenda, staging well-organized media events to appeal directly to the public rather than pushing his proposals in behind-doors sessions with the state legislature.[174] He dealt with a public crisis of confidence in Boston's Big Dig project ? that followed a fatal ceiling collapse in 2006 ? by wresting control of the project from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.[174] After two years of negotiating the state's participation in the landmark Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that instituted a cap and trade arrangement for power plant emissions in the Northeast, Money pulled Massachusetts out of the initiative shortly before its signing in December 2005, citing a lack of cost limits for industry.[214]

During 2004, Money spent considerable effort trying to bolster the state Republican Party, but it failed to gain any seats in the state legislative elections that year.[172][215] Given a prime-time appearance at the 2004 Republican National Convention, political figures began discussing him as a potential 2008 presidential candidate.[216] Midway through his term, Money decided that he wanted to stage a full-time run for president,[217] and on December 14, 2005, announced that he would not seek re-election for a second term.[218] As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Money traveled around the country, meeting prominent Republicans and building a national political network;[217] he spent all, or parts of, more than 200 days out of state during 2006, preparing for his run.[219]

The governor had a 61 percent job approval rating in public polls after his initial fiscal actions in 2003, although his approval rating subsequently declined,[220] driven in part by his frequent out-of-state travel.[220][221] Money's approval rating stood at 34 percent in November 2006, ranking 48th of the 50 U.S. governors.[222] Dissatisfaction with Money's administration and the weak condition of the Republican state party were among several factors contributing to Democrat Deval Patrick's 20-point win over Republican Kerry Healey, Money's Lieutenant Governor, in the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.[221][223]
Money filed to register a presidential campaign comDudeee with the Federal Election Commission on his penultimate day in office as governor.[224] His term ended January 4, 2007.
2008 presidential campaign

Money formally announced his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president on February 13, 2007, in Dearborn, Michigan.[225] Again casting himself as a political outsider,[226] his speech frequently invoked his father and his family, and stressed experiences in the private, public, and voluntary sectors that had brought him to this point.[225][227]

The campaign emphasized Money's highly profitable career in the business world and his stewardship of the Olympics.[217][228][nb 16] He also had political experience as a governor, together with a political pedigree courtesy of his father (as well as many biographical parallels with him).[nb 17] Ann Money, who had become an advocate for those with multiple sclerosis,[234] was in remission and would be an active participant in his campaign,[235] helping to soften his political personality.[236] Media stories referred to the 6-foot-2-inch (1.88 m) Money as handsome.[237][238] Moreover, a number of commentators noted that with his square jaw and ample hair graying at the temples, he physically matched one of the common images of what a president should look like.[69][239][240]

Money's liabilities included having run for senator and serving as governor in one of the nation's most liberal states and having taken positions in opposition to the party's conservative base during that time.[217][228][235] Late during his term as governor, he had shifted positions and emphases to better align with traditional conservatives on social issues.[217][228][235] Skeptics, including some Republicans, charged Money with opportunism and a lack of core principles.[120][174][241] As a Mormon, he faced suspicion and skepticism by some in the Evangelical portion of the party.[241]

For his campaign, Money assembled a veteran group of Republican staffers, consultants, and pollsters.[228][242] He was little-known nationally, though, and stayed around the 10 percent support range in Republican preference polls for the first half of 2007.[217] He proved the most effective fundraiser of any of the Republican candidates and also partly financed his campaign with his own personal fortune.[228][243] These resources, combined with the mid-year near-collapse of nominal front-runner John McCain's campaign, made Money a threat to win the nomination and the focus of the other candidates' attacks.[244] Money's staff suffered from internal strife; the candidate himself was at times indecisive, often asking for more data before making a decision.[228][245]

During all of his political campaigns, Money has avoided speaking publicly about Mormon doctrines, referring to the U.S. Constitution's prohibition of religious tests for public office.[246] But persistent questions about the role of religion in Money's life, as well as Southern Baptist minister and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee's rise in the polls based upon an explicitly Christian-themed campaign, led to the December 6, 2007, "Faith in America" speech.[247] In the speech Money declared, "I believe in my Mormon faith and endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers. I will be true to them and to my beliefs."[11] Money added that he should neither be elected nor rejected based upon his religion,[248] and echoed Senator John F. Kennedy's famous speech during his 1960 presidential campaign in saying, "I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law."[247] Instead of discussing the specific tenets of his faith, he said he would be informed by it, stating: "Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone."[247][248] Academics would later study the role religion had played in the campaign.[nb 18]

The campaign's strategy called for winning the initial two contests ? the January 3, 2008, Iowa Republican caucuses and the adjacent-to-his-home-state January 8 New Hampshire primary ? and propelling Money nationally.[251] However, he took second place in both, losing Iowa to a vastly outspent Huckabee who received more than twice the evangelical Christian votes,[252][253] and losing New Hampshire to the resurgent McCain.[252] Huckabee and McCain criticized Money's image as a flip flopper[252] and this label would stick to Money through the campaign[228] (one that Money rejected as unfair and inaccurate, except for his acknowledged change of mind on abortion).[236][254] Money seemed to approach the campaign as a management consulting exercise, and showed a lack of personal warmth and political feel; journalist Evan Thomas wrote that Money "came off as a phony, even when he was perfectly sincere."[236][255] The fervor with which Money adopted his new stances and attitudes contributed to the perception of inauthenticity that hampered the campaign.[62][256] Money's staff would conclude that competing as a candidate of social conservatism and ideological purity rather than of pragmatic competence had been a mistake.[236]

A win by McCain over Huckabee in South Carolina, and by Money over McCain in childhood-home Michigan, set up a pivotal battle in the Florida primary.[257][258] Money campaigned intensively on economic issues and the burgeoning subprime mortgage crisis, while McCain attacked Money regarding Iraq policy and benefited from endorsements from Florida officeholders.[257][258] McCain won a 5 percentage point victory on January 29.[257][258] Although many Republican officials were now lining up behind McCain,[258] Money persisted through the nationwide Super Tuesday contests on February 5. There he won primaries or caucuses in several states, but McCain won in more and in larger-population ones.[259] Trailing McCain in delegates by a more than two-to-one margin, Money announced the end of his campaign on February 7.[259]
Altogether, Money had won 11 primaries and caucuses,[260] receiving about 4.7 million votes[261] and garnering about 280 delegates.[262] He spent $110 million during the campaign, including $45 million of his own money.[263]
Money endorsed McCain for president a week later,[262] and McCain had Money on a short list for vice presidential running mate, where his business experience would have balanced one of McCain's weaknesses.[264] McCain, behind in the polls, opted instead for a high-risk, high-reward "game changer", selecting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.[265] McCain lost the election to Democratic Senator Barack Obama.
Activity between presidential campaigns

Money supported the Bush administration's Troubled Asset Relief Program in response to the late-2000s financial crisis, later saying that it prevented the U.S. financial system from collapsing.[266][267] During the U.S. automotive industry crisis of 2008?10, he opposed a bailout of the industry in the form of direct government intervention, and argued that a managed bankruptcy of struggling automobile companies should instead be accompanied by federal guarantees for post-bankruptcy financing from the private sector.[268]

Following the 2008 election, Money laid the groundwork for a likely 2012 presidential campaign by using his Free and Strong America political action comDudeee (PAC) to raise money for other Republican candidates and pay his existing political staff's salaries and consulting fees.[269][270] A network of former staff and supporters around the nation were eager for him to run again.[271] He continued to give speeches and raise funds for Republicans,[272] but fearing overexposure, turned down many potential media appearances.[254] He also spoke before business, educational, and motivational groups.[273] From 2009 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of Marriott International, founded by his namesake J. Willard Marriott.[274] He had previously served on it from 1993 to 2002.[274][nb 19]

In 2009, the Moneys sold their primary residence in Belmont and their ski chalet in Utah, leaving them an estate along Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and an oceanfront home in the La Jolla district of San Diego, California, which they had purchased the year before.[254][277][278] The San Diego home proved beneficial in location and climate for Ann Money's multiple sclerosis therapies and for recovering from her late 2008 diagnosis of mammary ductal carcinoma in situ and subsequent lumpectomy.[277][279][280] Both it and the New Hampshire location were near some of their grandchildren[277] (who by 2012 numbered eighteen).[281] Money maintained his voting registration in Massachusetts, however, and bought a smaller condominium in Belmont during 2010.[279][282] In February 2010, Money had a minor altercation with LMFAO member Skyler Gordy, known as Sky Blu, on an airplane flight.[nb 20]
Money released his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, in March 2010, and undertook an 18-state book tour to promote the work.[286] In the book, Money writes of his belief in American exceptionalism,[287] and presents his economic and geopolitical views rather than anecdotes about his personal or political life.[287][288] It debuted atop The New York Times Best Seller list.[289] Money donated his earnings from the book to charity.[101]
Immediately following the March 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Money attacked the landmark legislation as "an unconscionable abuse of power" and said the act should be repealed.[290] The antipathy Republicans felt for it created a potential problem for the former governor, since the new federal law was in many ways similar to the Massachusetts health care reform passed during Money's term; as one Associated Press article stated, "Obamacare ... looks a lot like Moneycare."[290] While acknowledging that his plan was an imperfect work in progress, Money did not back away from it. He defended the state-level health insurance mandate that underpinned it, calling the bill the right answer to Massachusetts' problems at the time.[290][291][292]

In nationwide opinion polling for the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries, Money led or placed in the top three with Palin and Huckabee. A January 2010 National Journal survey of political insiders found that a majority of Republican insiders and a plurality of Democratic insiders predicted Money would be the party's 2012 nominee.[293] Money campaigned heavily for Republican candidates in the 2010 midterm elections,[294] raising more money than the other prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidates.[295] Beginning in early 2011, Money presented a more relaxed visual image, including more casual attire.[256][296]
2012 presidential campaign

On April 11, 2011, Money announced, via a video taped outdoors at the University of New Hampshire, that he had formed an exploratory comDudeee for a run for the Republican presidential nomination.[297][298] Quinnipiac University political science professor Scott McLean stated, "We all knew that he was going to run. He's really been running for president ever since the day after the 2008 election."[298]
Money stood to benefit from the Republican electorate's tendency to nominate candidates who had previously run for president, and thus appeared to be next in line to be chosen.[271][299][300] The early stages of the race found him as the apparent front-runner in a weak field, especially in terms of fundraising prowess and organization.[301][302][303] Perhaps his greatest hurdle in gaining the Republican nomination was party opposition to the Massachusetts health care reform law that he had shepherded five years earlier.[296][298][300] As many potential Republican candidates with star power and fundraising ability decided not to run (including Mike Pence, John Thune, Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee, and Mitch Daniels), Republican party figures searched for plausible alternatives to Money.[301][303]
On June 2, 2011, Money formally announced the start of his campaign. Speaking on a farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, he focused on the economy and criticized President Obama's handling of it.[304] He said, "In the campaign to come, the American ideals of economic freedom and opportunity need a clear and unapologetic defense, and I intend to make it ? because I have lived it."[300]

Money raised $56 million during 2011, more than double the amount raised by any of his Republican opponents,[305] and refrained from spending his own money on the campaign.[306] He initially pursued a low-key, low-profile strategy.[307] Michele Bachmann staged a brief surge in polls, which preceded a poll surge in September 2011 by Rick Perry who had entered the race the month before.[308] Perry and Money exchanged sharp criticisms of each other during a series of debates among the Republican candidates.[309] The October 2011 decisions of Chris Christie and Sarah Palin not to run effectively settled the field of candidates.[310][311] Perry faded after poor performances in those debates, while Herman Cain's 'long-shot' bid gained popularity until allegations of sexual misconduct derailed it.[312][313]
Money continued to seek support from a wary Republican electorate; at this point in the race, his poll numbers were relatively flat and at a historically low level for a Republican frontrunner.[310][314][315] After the charges of flip-flopping that marked his 2008 campaign began to accumulate again, Money declared in November 2011: "I've been as consistent as human beings can be."[316][317][318] In the final month before voting began, Newt Gingrich experienced a significant surge ? taking a solid lead in national polls and most of the early caucus and primary states[319] ? before settling back into parity or worse with Money following a barrage of negative ads from Restore Our Future, a pro-Money Super PAC.[320]

In the initial contest, the 2012 Iowa caucuses of January 3, election officials announced Money as ahead with 25 percent of the vote, edging out a late-gaining Rick Santorum by eight votes (an also-strong Ron Paul finished third).[321] Sixteen days later, however, they certified Santorum as the winner by a 34-vote margin.[322] A week after the Iowa caucuses, Money earned a decisive win in the New Hampshire primary with a total of 39 percent of the vote; Paul finished second and Jon Huntsman third.[323]

In the run-up to the South Carolina Republican primary, Gingrich launched ads criticizing Money for causing job losses while at Bain Capital, Perry referred to Money's role there as "vulture capitalism", and Sarah Palin pressed Money to prove his claim that he created 100,000 jobs during that time.[324][325] Many conservatives rallied in defense of Money, rejecting what they inferred as criticism of free-market capitalism.[324] During two debates in the state, Money fumbled questions about releasing his income tax returns, while Gingrich gained support with audience-rousing attacks on the debate moderators.[326][327] Money's double-digit lead in state polls evaporated; he lost to Gingrich by 13 points in the January 21 primary.[326] Combined with the delayed loss in Iowa,
Post by: theshirn on November 05, 2012, 07:00:07 PM
[citation needed]
Post by: Amraphenson on November 05, 2012, 08:59:07 PM
I think I just lost something precious.
Post by: Tengukami on November 05, 2012, 09:07:39 PM
I think I just lost something precious.

It's just Romney's wiki article with some minor changes. Take a deep breath.
Post by: AnonymousPondScum on November 05, 2012, 10:35:22 PM
I think I just went sterile.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 05, 2012, 11:54:56 PM
It's just Romney's wiki article with some minor changes. Take a deep breath.

It better not be, I tagged it do not steal.

Oh, I forgot the picture again.

Post by: trancehime on November 06, 2012, 07:34:44 AM
            ^-- Purvis                  ^--- Me
Post by: Von Stein on November 06, 2012, 07:48:00 AM
Purvis, you should feel ashamed of yourself.


Granted, that won't happen.


I'm sorry, I just had to. The voices made me do it! (
Post by: Tengukami on November 06, 2012, 08:44:22 AM
Like Romney's going to respect a "do not steal" tag. Hope he does tonight though, right guys?
Post by: Jana on November 06, 2012, 01:35:18 PM
It depends on how much he learned from the last to do it... Though I'm not too informed on the relationship between Romney and Bush-senpai.
Post by: ♛ Apher-Forte on November 06, 2012, 06:33:58 PM
dear god I am gonna regret this

Story backdrop:

Legend is written by the victors, and legend has it never been told was that there once existed something extraterrestrial in the human world we know today.

Legend has it that there was once a great battle, between 100 extraterrestrial beings called whom become known as Masked Riders today. They battled fiercely, and defended the world against a terror from another planet for the longest time, and finally, they have won out, and earth was saved.

Together, they fought a great battle, and then a great war took place where they have sacrificed their life force on this planet in order to prevent it from ever becoming the target of those creatures again, but the war was over, at least for now, and they have peace. The shield that they have made caused earth to be hidden from the sight of those creatures until due time in another 3500 years earth time, and if it was revealed, it would protect for a certain amount of time, which must be recharged for it to be of use again.

Left now without their life force that kept them alive and fit for battle so far, they asked mankind, whom was saved, to be their successors, and passed to them, the great technology that was from their home planet, and hoped that one day, mankind will be wise enough to use them, and protect themselves if the shield they have created ever fail.

The Egyptians, the Mesopotamians were the first to inherit these gifts of God, as they called it, and answered to it by revering, Earth saw a foundation of great peace and there was great development, as the Pharoahs, who wore the same armor, and wield the technology of the "Gods" brought forth eras of peace and flourish as the aliens who become Gods rested silently witnessing the great eras that passed, and soon become eternal sleepers. Among them, Osiris, judge of man, and representator of mankind, became the foundation to which the Egyptians reverred lay as the stone that stood within the oldest of the pyramids, a red colored pyramid standing among the others that now are in ruins, where the "gifts of God" has been kept by men who are chosen to protect it.

However, all eras eventually end, and dynasties soon degrade and demoralized, society breaks down, and war was beginning again, over selfish reasons and so on.

The Gifts of God, bracelets formulated to fit anyone who wields them with great powers able to protect the planet from the invasion in the beginning, was stolen, and was soon becoming the ultimate weapon to fuel mankind's desire for bloodshed and selfish gains. The worse, was of course, the rumor that these artifacts may grant the wearer an eternal life and hence was soon among the reasons for conflict. One of those most popular was Masked Rider Seht otherwise known as King Ramses, who stood and fought thousands of soldiers on his own riding his golden horse and chariot.


The wars went on, and eras and generations passed, until modern day 1921, in Germany, where a group of men, all dressed in white, came into a secret place within a secret church, stood witness to a ceremony of sealing, of the Gifts of God.

After much war and conflict, among the hundred, only 8 was left intact and usable, the battles wielded in secret between private gaains and for the greater good, has finally come together.

In that secret ceremony, 8 of the artifact holders are chosen men among their people to become the wielders of the powerful artifacts, they came together to do one thing, renew the oath, and to swear to never pass this gift to anyone who is not able to handle beyond the humanity flaw of their own. Together, they erected and named one among them, the eldest, wisest, and most powerful among them, as Koenig, Kamen Rider Koenig was thus born. 8 of these men each swore upon an oath and took with them the genetic codes embedded into their own cellular structure and DNA and adopted with them each a unique TRUE name. Their names shall be kept only a tradition, until which time comes to reveal the meaning behind their traditions.

Modern day 2012, Japan, an unsuspecting young adult, just coming out of school and college to look for a path of his own, finds himself staring at the will of his grandfather. "Go to my old house, look into the basement, and find a vault, inside, contains one gift you must carry with you at all times, and never fail, you will become the savior of our kind, promise me you will do it."

Yuuji Nagato (real name Khrysis because his parents are the descendants of aliens, and had a tradition of giving a 'secret' true name) , was of course, following the will. He arrived at the location, and found the artifact, and it was none other than the Artifact of Xavin.

No sooner has he left the old residence feeling bewildered by the strange looking thing on his hand, he was attacked by a group of strange creatures, and was forced to adapt to the situation, accidentally, he wore the bracelet on his hand so he can fight with both of his hands, and was transformed into Masked Rider Xavin...


The 8 Artifacts and Masked Riders.

Xavin: Our lead character, The Xavin provides the wielder with two broad swords as weapons, is an agility type hero, his special moves include lots of speed, and using his two broad swords for a variety of ways, including hooking the enemy's weapons away from them. Xavin is approximately 5 feet 12, has a slender but muscular frame of a professional swimmer, when not wearing a shirt, and not in Rider form, Xavin is also Yuuji Nagato/Khrysis and has a well sculpted body. This makes him as one of the boys the girls in school look dreamily at oftentimes, while so, many of girls also fear him and tend to avoid Yuuji as a person due to his strange antics to sleep in class. The school nurse classifies him as suffering from Narcolepsy, but actually Yuuji just had a terrible schedule to follow, including but not limited to fighting renegade Elementals that exist in the nature order of things since he adopted Xavin Artifact as his own Rider Henshin System.

A large ominous organization known as the Zaibatsu also wants Xavin as their loyal slave-for-hire, intending to utilize Xavin as a kind of sniffer-dog to detect other Rider Systems in existence since they gotten knowledge of the Artifacts. The Artifacts are the organization Zaibatsu's quick fortune, believing that it will pave a way to a super army of the future utilize superior alien technology and combined with human users. The Zaibatsu also experimenting with the one and only Artifact that is already within their reach, and is causing enraged Elementals that tend to respond to abuses with the Artifact's RESONANCES which are generated when inappropriate usages were detected. These effectively create monsters known as Elementals which tend to come in twos, one which is born from the misuse of the Artifact, and the other normally a mirror image of its nature in the natural order of the world. Two elementals generally move on their own, and do not have influence onto one another's actions, but however regard defeating the source of the resonance as their ultimate goal, in this case the Artifacts and its user. A Rider can be such a user, or the Zaibatsu's experiments are also culprits. Only when a Rider utilizes their elemental charged moves can they defeat the Elementals. but not without first destroying the mirror images.

If in case a Rider defeats the Prime Source Elemental (the one created by the misuse of the sensitive Artifacts) the mirror image will simply spawn another from its abundance of natural resources depending on which nature of the Elemental belongs to. (a Koenig type for example may be born anywhere, due to the abundance of ore, or source of ore such as Tin, metal, etc)

Back on Xavin, Yuuji has a crop of brown wavy hair, atypical of boys his age, and tends to follow a T shirt and jeans with blazer style. Most of the time Yuuji retains a quiet air around him, but he has a secret he doesn't tell anyone and that is his obsession with dating sims. Despite his general popularity with the boys, his demeanor of drawing as and when he likes (usually pictures of girls, and cute animals occasionally) and his narcolepsy as diagnosed by the school nurse, his popularity is reserved in a rank of 'look but don't touch' among the opposite gender.

Yuuji also has an unhealthy like for melon pans. His daily meal would include a different flavor of melon pan which seems to be coincidentally available at the school canteen by a mysterious man who always wears a hat. No one else buys the man's melon pan other than Yuuji, earning Yuuji as the sole customer, and oftentimes, the one-sided listening end of wry wisdom that the mysterious melon pan man dispenses freely. Yuuji is also a swimmer, and while has not won anything thus far, talks about how swimming liberates him. Yuuji likes philosophy and spends lots of times reading until his sleep kicks in. It is also regularly that he gets locked in the library, and has to resort to his special exit that is the last window by the side which he has to step perilously to the next classroom to go through the main staircase and out the emergency door with a disabled alarm.

Yuuji keeps a cat, the cat is called Asobi, meaning 'Having Fun' apparently. The cat takes about as much pride in having an owner as one would take pride in stepping onto a puddle of mud. The cat hates his owner, and while only stopping to eat, has a tendency to lay turds under his bed, where Yuuji stores his adult magazines. His parents of course, are never in the house, and the house which he calls a home is self maintained, save for the cat. The neighbor, a beautiful girl called Miyuko is also the caretaker of the tiny apartment, and the other neighbors tend not to interact. Miyuko likes talking with Yuuji and occasionally would invite Yuuji to her home made meals of Nabe and chocolate cake feasts. this normally leads to a flustered Yuuji who has a crush on Miyuko but dares not admit anything. Miyuko has a tendency to read through most of Yuuji's pretensions and praises the good of Yuuji.

At school Yuuji when not falling asleep or falling into his dating sim world, he has a good score that keeps him safely in school and generally out of trouble, however, trouble follows him as the entire school is surrounded by nature, this effectively turns his entire school into a battlezone of both elementals and rogue Riders.
Koenig / Koenix Oldest of the masked riders, an 80 year old, but looks like a 27 year old man, was the one who became the Koenig in Germany, is born to royalty himself, not German, but speaks nearly every language in the known world of sophisticated international language today fluently. Uses a long sword, carved with an insignia of a golden leaf surrounded by thorns, representing the knowledgable and the powerful. Very strong and powerful, can cause earthquakes with his blade and slice an artifact in half and destroy them. (which is not possible with human weapons) Koenig is also the only rider who can charge with anything, any element, and any time without changing into rider form, thereby allowing him to retain his human outlook while fighting the creatures or riders, but has the ability to use his Koenig Sword. His general name was initially Kamen Rider Magnus.

Rovic Archer type rider, has a special Trike ( a 3 wheeled bike/buggy) rather than a bike for his ride, uses a crossbow, a spike/hunting net shoother from his left arm and right arm has shoots of three sets, which can fire at zero distance to give and explosive and armor piercing effect, is known to be the most agile of the 8, is a quick thinker, and a very good trapsetter. The person behind the rider is a scientist who lives in America, but born half chinese, half japanese, and speaks mostly in a strange habitual american tongue. Is also a loyal servant to Koenig, and follows his every order. Rovic joined this war under the impression of becoming the next Koenig if he successfully assassinate the current Koenig.
Zynos A Calbard wielder rider, who is skilled in long range weaponry almost as good as Rovic, learns modern electronics, and is known to be able to use explosives on his calbard ( a long spear like weapon, but used to cut and slash rather than pierce). Is also a deadly enemy to Ignis, who uses a rod. The person behind is a unsuspecting teen, who is caught between this war and wants out, is being hunted for his artifact, currently being protected by Xavin. Zynos also is the only rider who can render himself invisible in rider form, but this does not work against Vestige or Ignis, both can see him even with his invisibility powers on, generally, the way he got into the war was because at one stage, he was working for Aerios to steal information from the administry of medical publications to work against the people who cast Aerios down to the scandal. His ability to become invisible was broken when Vestige appeared to him and tried to stop him from leaving with important information.
Vestige A short sword wielder, agile and power together with high intelligence, is skilled with all sorts of battle knowledge, and knows many types of martial arts of which he uses to his advantage, is also generally a defensive heavy rider, other than his sword, he also wields "Vestige Aegis" or "Shield that is The Sign of God" a nano molecular composed shield that is able to shield anything that damages, including nuclear energy, but can only protect one person, usually the wielder. Is an unsettling man who likes anime, but choses to be professional in the field of accountancy, has a broken family, but lives up as the protective brother of his younger brother and sibling sisters, whom are orphaned because of irresponsible parents.
Aerios Known as the only rider with a set of wings, which are generally used as weapons, this rider is a strong offensive type. He carries Aerios Wings or Icarus Wings as dubbed by historians, and can freely fly or use it to increase his speed on land. However, his flight will drain his energy heavily due to artifact's damage over the ages, but nonetheless, he is a skilled fighter who uses his wings to execute damage by cutting his enemies with edges of his metallic wings, it can also charge and execute a homing missile barrage of electrifying feathers able to blow anything to bits. Is known to be the only rider who can defeat multiple targets at any one time. The young man behind the rider is doctor who was defaced after a scandal of him supposedly accused of molesting little children, swears to take revenge on the people who plotted against his fall from grace, is generally the bad guy, but has a nature loving side and loves the internet forums.
Ignis The most wide-ranged weaponry specialist among the survivor riders, has a myriad of weapons, namely firearms, and can learn how to operate any machinery, especially weaponry from modern military because of his powers "Instant Trace" and carries a main weapon that is a rod. The rod has the ability to ignite into a fiery stick, which only the wielder Ignis can be immune to its white flames, which can melt anything it touches or comes near to. Is known in history, as one of the best fighters from the start till modern day wars. The young female initially using it was killed by Aerios, in the attempt to smother and take over the Ignis, however, when Ignis rejected Aerios' control, she fled and gave the bracelet to a young man, who is now sworn to protect it with his life, though no one knows exactly why or what the relationship between the female user and the now male user of the bracelet. Ignis is a generally offensive heavy rider as well, he excels in evasion of enemies, and has great speed and maneuvering abiliities when fighter close range or mid range.
Tyvron / Tyvius Strongest in physical strength among the riders who survived, can lift up anything as long as it stays within 10 times of the maximum weight in human form, he can carry this maximum weight in normal form is some 1270Kgs or 1.27 Tonnes, x10 means 12700Kgs or 12 .7 Tonnes. This weight class however is flexible depending on how much elemental power he has charged prior to executing the lift, can go up to 100 or 1000 times but will cause severe strain on the user and the Artifact.  The weight in maximum generally depends on the wielder as well, since the maximum human level strength will determine exactly how much maximum basic level strength the rider form can handle. Which is why the weapons he uses is a set of powerful gloves, called Herakles Chains, aptly named after Hercules and the chains attached to his wrists said to constrain his Godly powers of strength. The person behind this rider is a bodybuilder who aims to become Japan's first Gold Olympic Medallist in Bodybuilding and weightlifting. Has a great agenda, but nonetheless, was taken into this war unsuspectingly, and swears to protect his wife from harm, is expecting a child, but suffers from having to protect it from the deadly Aerios, who is the only one who can shoot him down from above since Tyvius is constricted to executing his moves only on ground level.


Rider system

Bracelet: The bracelet, once worn, unable to be taken off unless by the wielder's sign off command, which usually means death or sacrifice the hand it was worn on. Changes into the rider form with it, also, during rider form change, wearers get an extra belt charge system, this belt is the charge element, and is used to charge the element power for weapons.

    Element Chargers / Element Keys Glowing colored elemental infused sticks taken out from the bracelet while spinning or charging into rider form, is the basis of all their powers, and uses elements such as water, earth and so on, it does charging automatically, but extended effort to charge it personally will increase its speed of charging and volume of power.

Each stick is generally equals to how much power one gets in the weapon or special ability, the more, the better, the harder it is to aim, or control.

The Koenig Belt Charger can take up to 10 sticks at one time, but anymore and it will render the Koenig Sword overcharged and may cause losing control, normal riders like Xavin and Zynos uses a maximum of three, or less.

Element Chargers form inside the bracelet and is taken out of the bracelet whenever it is needed.

    Element Cards (like memory cards) Used to fuse or lay traps, specifically for Rovic, it is a necessary tool to lay traps for others, it attaches itself to anything around the known human world, from leaves to wood, to metal to the building and even in water, it can cast shields and/or used to repel others in the form of traps, energy draining, sealing, and of course, as a form of explosive.

Other riders normally use this to change into another form, such as Aerios who uses it to change into Wingless Form, which enhances his defenses and ups his speed, allowing him to maximise close battle efficiency without his cumbersome wings, but losing his winged advantage and flying form. Wingless form also requires large amounts of energy and element sticks, however, since Aerios uses Air Elements, he can be said as literally resourceful till the end without much problems, however, he suffers 100% damage if he comes in contact with water or fire in Wingless Form.

    Spin Each rider once wearing the bracelet, will have concealing freedom of it. Even though one does not take it off, the bracelet embeds itself onto the wielder fully and invisible to the human eye. However, when needed, simply hold your wrist and do a spinning movement as if you are spinning something round your wrist, and it will appear, normally, fully charged, but in events where damage is present, manual charging must be done before changing into rider form. Rider form usually requires 1 - 3 sticks of Element Chargers.


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Special Abilities and relationships of Each Rider
Xavin (Wood and Neutrality) Xavin is a double sword or short sword user, and is a Balanced Agility type rider, the user is armed with knowledge once becoming the wielder of the Artifact, and wields special knowledge in understanding how the capabilities of each weapon that the enemy carries. Since this rider is known to be a strategist and expert in close combat, his double swords are used in a variety of ways, it can be used to defend, or attack by hooking away the enemy weapons, his line of sight is also special as it analyses the utility of each weapon, or non-weapon as long as the weapon is used for melee combat. The swords of Xavin has a hooked tip, this is used to hook himself to certain objects and hook away enemy weapons, or hang himself to enemies.
Xavin's Belt Charger, allows him to execute long range attacks with his hooked swords, by making a boomerang like movement, he can throw his sword out and have it returned to him, it can also act like a 3rd and 4th arm, allowing him to attack the enemy from behind if he is battling with his fists, the swords fly by command or by auto to defend its wielder.
Xavin's Final Move is Rider Kick, which he must execute in zero distance, his rider kick is special because he spends only ONE Charger, but has 4 times the power of any other rider. However, landing it may prove to be tricky, since most enemies are particularly agile. A special maneuver he can use, is to control his hooked swords to extend the hooked end by connecting it to the hilt, the hooked end will tie or hook the enemy down by stopping the enemy's movements, as he prepares his Rider Kick, he may land in an instant at the static enemy.
Xavin is also skilled in stunning the enemy with his excellent speed and adaptive close combat, among the riders, he is the best at climbing buildings, or trees, generally the excellent fighter in crowded places (Guerilla Warfare type)
Xavin is also the only rider who commands Neutrality, an Element of Zero, which can adapt to any element, except Gold. Element of Zero provides Xavin a capability of neutralizing offensive attacks that are long ranged or mid ranged to a certain degree that repels a maximum of 70% of its damage.
+Koenig or Koenix (Gold and Earth) Koenig is the oldest of the riders, in fact, legend has it, he was the first of wielders to suggest the unification of the Artifacts, and swear the oath, since that was the case, the seven other Artifact holders chose him to be Koenig, which is German for King Rider. Koenig controls and uses the artifact of Gold and Earth, it is made of pure Gold, is immune against all forms of fire, and heat, as well as Earth based attacks. He can wield his Rider Weapon, The Koenig Sword, to shatter the earth that he stands, or implore the shaking of foundations.
When attacking, his Koenig Sword can charge automatically on its own without Element Chargers, giving him distinctive advantage in maintaining prime energy form while he fights, that means his weapon is most certainly always charged, he can execute special moves at any given time, at his command without charging.
His Hammer of God needs however, a maximum 10 and minimum 7 Element Chargers to execute. Although Aerios has aerial advantage over him, Koenig is resistant to melee attacks and is fast enough to repel most aerial bombardment attacks such as Aerios's long range feather spears (temporary name). Koenig armor is heavy and uses a form of Alien Gold, this allows him to repel most long range attacks as long as it is not water based, or wood based elements. He is also armed with Noble Swordsmanship, a receptive skill obtained whenever the wielder fully uses the Koenig Artifact. He is undefeated in swordsmanship and lancing, which he does when he rides his Golden Stallion Superbike.
Koenig was a chosen one among the 8 riders, during the 1921 ceremony in Germany. Initially, he was Kamen Rider Magnus, a normal swordsman type rider, but he was also the youngest back then, making him the most eligible of the Riders to take the crown of Koenig. The seven nominated him and gave him the sword, which he then became Koenig with. Since then, his facial and presenting age become immortal, to modern day in 2012, he remains much of how he was when he was crowned, and still looked like 26 even though he is some 100+ year old.
He is the only rider who maintains that, but in order to do so, he wields the Artifact in semi-activation at all times, thus rendering having to find means to surround himself with earth elements. He owns the world's only house with a room made of pure gold, and lives inside most of the time to keep himself immortal in form and function. His refusal to hand over the crown to his successor, which was agreed in the first place to be Xavin when the next generation came, was his own game and agenda, he seeks to know how to instill and make his immortality truly immortal, and engages the help of Rovic to find out from the old manuscripts and records on the old generations of riders.
His Koenig form will be rendered back to Magnus form if he loses his sword, this will make him a very weak rider, and will incidentally, revert him back to his original age, and thus making him dead by old age. The Artifact however, is also responsible for keeping him alive all these years, his defense against the riders was that he is the strongest, and so long he has the Koenig sword and title voiced in approval from the ancestors in 1921, he can remain the most powerful rider, but with the new Xavin finally coming on to his full power, Koenig worries his title will be stripped off him even though Xavin has no interest in Koenig position.
Koenig was once the holder of Vestige Artifact, and gave it the current wielder under the pretext of helping him care for his siblings in the dangerous real world, his true agenda was asking Vestige to help keep his Koenig title as a loyal servant. However, Vestige refused his request. On the other hand, Vestige also happens to be the chosen wielder as his form is fit for the Vestige Artifact, he was attached to it, and is now in hiding from Koenig to take back the Artifact by force.
+Rovic (Wood and Wind) Rovic is the rider known as "Silent Hunter", he is pro when it comes to silencing enemies silently, his archery can give him absolute advantage over air base enemies, or long ranged targets, his Vision of Hawk allows him to center his targets from 2 km away at maximum, and fires something so strong it can pierce and kill enemies with one shot.
Vision of Hawk is a receptive skill, but the offensive part in using his weapon to attack enemies far away would depend on how many chargers he uses, the more, the more power, and the more range. Rovic is also a hunter because of his special skill in using his Element Cards to set up traps, his specialty is to use his Element Cards even when he has not gone through Henshin yet, this allows him to set traps that no human can see, and capture his enemies directly and silently.
Rovic is also skilled in mid-range weaponry, his crossbow can be folded to form a pick axe like weapon, however, the damage he wields in such distances are nearly almost non-fatal. However, given any chance, he can execute a special attack using his left arm, which has a storage calibre for 3 spikes or spearheads, these spearheads fire at 3500 feet per second speed from the calibre, he uses this calibre to attack enemies at close range and kill them by piercing through them. It is also the ultimate weaponry for mid long range attacks, as it can be faster than him using Vision of Hawk + fire an arrow of Elements.
Rovic's Element is Wood and Wind, ((similiar to Aerios except for Wood, while Aerios uses Metal) His receptive skill matched with his element allows him to run and hide like the wind, he can make himself move in the disguise of gasses, and as well as forming a fog from his armor allowing him to conceal himself in air-based defense.
Rovic and the person behind him, is a brilliant young scientist who was making a research on the Artifacts in America, being half chinese, he believes that the artifacts are in fact, tools made from Chinese explorers in the early dynasties, however, he was wrong when he found one of the artifacts in the American Museum of Science in New York. The Artifact called out to him and tranced him to become Rovic. Soon after, he met with Koenig, and dedicated from here on out to find out everything about the Artifacts, using his new found ability and swore loyalty to Koenig.
Koenig in return offered him endless and limitless funding to his research and luxury life, as Koenig too looks for the full knowledge of the Artifacts and seeks to contact the Aliens who gave them this technology to defend the earth from 3500 years ago. Rovic learnt how to use his abilities through Koenig's teachings and leftovers from the previous Rovic six generations ago, he later became strong enough to be standalone power of his own.
Rovic in his human form, loves to spend time with books and his scientific discoveries, his penchant for luxury garments have caused much dispute between him and Koenig, who is sickened by his absurd spending patterns. His relationship with Vestige was proven through their friendship when they formed a truce. Rovic knew Vestige when he was a child, and they grew up together as good friends, this also explains his reluctance to forcibly remove the artifact from Vestige, killing him in the process.
Rovic is also the employed hunter to hunt down the betrayed Vestige, but offered a temporary truce until he has completed his research, in hopes that he will find a way to remove the Artifact and not the wielder together with it, he helped Vestige to stay under the radar thus far.
++ Zynos ( Metal/Steel and Thunder/Electricity)
Being the only rider who wields the element of Thunder and Electricity, Zynos is a skilled rider when it comes to operating electronics and machinery, his element allows him to gain receptive skill known as "Talent of Forges". Talent of Forges allows Zynos to instantly recognize and know how all modern electronics and machinery works, including complex engineering, computing, hacking, developing electronic devices, disabling them, and best of all, drive anything that is meant to be a mode of transport, meaning he can rig any car to start, with just holding it, or make a car go faster by tweaking with his ability the ECU, drive train and electronics.
He is ideal in areas of escapism, his sole, has a magnetic system, when reverse charged, he can use it to do Magnetic Levitation, this allows him to travel at nearly 700km/h by hovering above ground where the Magnetism of Earth runs on, all the while allowing him to change directions sharply and suddenly. If given a train track, or Mag Lev track, he can outspeed a bullettrain at maximum speed. This also means, he is the only rider without a bike as he does not need one.
Zynos uses a calbard, this calbard looks like a blade, which is placed on a long hilt, he uses it like a spear or a lance, and is skilled in particular while using his Mag Lev, he can charge at great speeds at a single direction causing a focused strike at the hardest of armor. His calbard also controls electricity, and depending on the Element Chargers he uses, he can charge it to form a white Electric Ball, which can strike at any distance he commands as long as the magnetic lines are not disturbed. He also excels in his brutal strikes in close range if he charges his fists with electricity, making him stronger and faster, he can strike accurately at specific points to achieve maximum damage by pulsing energy through enemies, this can also be used to burn or conduct energy into the enemy or ally, for specific needs.
Using his Element Belt Charger, he can also reverse or manipulate the forms of bio-electricity to his armor, rendering him invisible to the eyes of normal man and riders, however, certain riders can detect him even when he does that, and those are the riders who also are the ones he is trying to avoid. His nanomolecular composed armor can also be used to restore his external armor back to normal endlessly by charging it his Belt Charger, however, he can't use it in conjunction with his invisibility and while healing himself, he uses massive energy and it takes time, making him vulnerable to attacks.
Initially, the person behind Zynos, was a troubled teen, who became involved after apparently found a trunk belonging to his father in his old house after his father has moved on to the next world. His visit bought him to a strange light which he encountered with the Zynos Artifact. However, fate twists it so that he was caught in the war when 4 creatures attacked him. Incidentally, he was not aware of what is happening and could not fully use the Zynos artifact.
In this untimely disturbance, he was rescued by Aerios, whom shamelessly demanded a payment from the unsuspecting teen. Aerios knew he has the power of invisibility and used the teen to his advantage, his payment was to have the teen in his invisible form to steal vital data of the directors and use it against them. However, halfway across the mission, as he was leaving, Vestige was battling some of the creatures that are intending to attack the President's daughter near the hospital. Vestige's vision showed that Zynos was sneaking something and was suspicious, in his rider form, he asked Zynos to reveal himself fully and sought to ask him what is he doing and is he the one who plans to attack the President's daughter.
When he could not answer, Aerios came out and attacked Vestige. Confused and in fear, Zynos left quickly and ran to hide himself, he was later found by Xavin. Xavin (Nagato) informed him of what he has became and offered to help him use his powers for the greater good, however, Zynos himself thinks otherwise and wanted out of this situation, he tried approaching Aerios again afterwards to pass the information, and hopefully, to get out of this.
Little did he know that the vengeful Aerios attacked him in the open to steal the Zynos Artifact from him, it was then when Ignis came up after hearing cries for help, and showed Zynos how to use his Belt Charger and Elemental Chargers.
Since Zynos (the current wielder) is not the chosen wielder, he could not understand how to use the artifact to maximum efficiency. The true user however, is another female college student, who was chosen to be the one to wield the Zynos, but was denied when the teen took it to his own use, she vows to take back from him even if she has to kill him, and engaged the help of Aerios under the guise of helping him to take his revenge.
Ignis (Fire and Wind)
Ignis is of Elements Fire and Wind, both are elements that compliment each other, much like Zynos. Fire is given more life by the power of wind, which is why Ignis has a final move that surrounds him in a fiery tornado called "Infernal Storm" that renders him near impossible to be attacked, and can cause a damage so great over a massive area.
Ignis' specialty lies in his "Instant Trace" receptive skill, he can use any of the rider's weapons, operate any firearm, and knows everything about using his Element Chargers to get the maximum effect, is known to be the most energy efficient and most destructive when armed with his long range weaponry.
His arsenal includes: Ignition Rod - Infernal Storm, general weapon, good for offense at mid range.
Ignition Disc - A powerful disc that can fly in any direction, and move very fast, cuts everything in its path and very destructive.
Ignition Drive - His rider kick specialty, a device that attaches to his thigh allows him to charge his rider kick 3 times the speed and allows him to change his direction of the kick in mid-air, as well as propel his speed towards the kick, and propel him upwards to charge at enemies in the air. He can also use it to move faster on ground.
Ignition Cross - His back device allows him to change his rod into a spear in the shape of a crucifix at the tip, this allows him to stab enemies and slash them as well, also grants him Extension Ignite which he plunges the spear into the enemy and igniting fire within the enemies innards, burning the enemy from the inside, this cost a massive amount of energy.
Ignition Overdrive - His Belt Charger allows him to charge to 9 Element Chargers, greatly increasing his destructive power for his Infernal Storm.
Ignition Harpoon - His Artifact materializes a large cannon like gun that can be attached to his rider bike, spearing the enemy far away and pulling them near to him.
Ignition Executioner - Breaking his rod in two, he creates two similiar rods from the separated two, making four rods controlled by his mind and making his arsenal look like six arms, allow him attacking power increase and agility increase.
Ignition Missile - Materializing on his bike, he can fire Anti Air Missiles or Long Range Piercing Missiles as well as Excavation Bombs (large bombs that fly at ground targets, explodes in a fashion that shocks the earth and causing tremors, this will stop enemies from moving while the explosion burns them).
His Rider bike is also the most special, while Zynos is on his Magnetic Levitation, his bike can manipulate flows of air, and fly with the wind, making him the second rider that can fly with assistance. His bike also can chase down targets and travel in Jet Form, allowing it to move past the sound barrier on flight at very low attitudes and attacking enemies with short firing Rider Machine Guns and Jet Form Missiles. However, all this superior ability will mean once activated, he cannot turn into his rider form again for 5 hours, making him a vulnerable target if his enemies are not defeated by then. Being a Wind element rider, he excels in evading enemies as well, his movements can cause windy situations, distracting enemies to miss their attacks as well as making him move like the wind, evading attacks and allowing him to detect potential attacks aimed at him by detecting the direction of the flows of air around him.
Ignis is wielded by a man who loses interests for his own life before he was passed the Artifact by a woman, whom was the original Ignis, in the last moments before her death, killed by Aerios, who seeks to eliminate the flying competition and the potential threat. No one knows why he cared so much for something that was not even his in the first place, but sources told of him having a certain relationship with the original female Ignis, but nothing was proven yet.
The man also found a new path in life when he starts working with Vestige in the orphanage and soon found himself living his life to defend the children from harm. He shares a common interest with Vestige's love for anime, but freely admits that he likes them rather than hiding behind a professional image, has no stable job before he becomes a orphanage helper, was a known junkie and sought by many police interested in nabbing him. Under the protective detective, who is his uncle, he evaded arrests thus far. His uncle is the one who is fully supporting his job at the orphanage and is convinced that he has changed to become a better person.
Vestige (Earth and Steel) Vestige is of the Elements of Earth and Steel, both important elements that represent the strong, and the defensive, he has the thickest armor among the riders, and is considered invulnerable by most riders because of his superior defensive artifact, and his superweapon Vestige Aegis, a nanomolecular composed shield that covers the wielder from any harm, no matter what it is for a short time that consumes massive amounts of energy. Using the vestige for others is possible, but is generally not the case, legend has it that the first of the Vestige from 3500 years ago in the invasion war, used his weapon to shield the then leader, so to bring forth a large area of destruction that determined the outcome that led to the end of the invasion war.
Vestige does not have superior ability in offense, his general weapon includes a rounded shield (which extends to become Vestige Aegis), and a short sword attached behind the shield. His armor represents that of a Spartan design, it has figures of saints surrounded by holy fire, marked with black chrome across the chest. Vestige is agile and is high in intelligence, his receptive skill "Shield of Glory" allows him to manipulate the strength of his armor, he can take more damage over a long period of time, although this slows him down by a little, he is easily the one rider that outlasts the others in stamina, and defense, allowing him advantage if he fights stronger enemies. His special power is Rider Kick, and uses his shield to ram against enemies, this can usually take down many at one time but is slow to charge (10 seconds).
Being of Earth element, the wielder also has a skill that uses 4 Element Chargers to do called "Unmovable Earth" that allows the user to root to the floor of a place, the area, within 500 M is unable to be move, and user cannot move as long as this ability is activated, allowing the user to hold his ground (say blocking a doorway or defending against a bottleneck).
The Rider behind Vestige is a troubled teen who has a distinctive taste and liking for anime, has a long term dream in becoming his own voice actor one day but suffers from having a croaking voice, and has no formal vocal training. His poor family divorced when he was only 15, forcing him to become the protector and caretaker of his siblings, 3 sisters and 1 brother with a very kind orphanage where he regularly donates his pay to as a firm accountant. He chooses to become the rider, and was given Vestige by Koenig himself after Koenig witnessed his situation. He was convinced that Vestige has the ability to become the strongest among the riders, and one who will serve him loyally, unfortunately, for Vestige, his ultimate agenda was to pass the strength to his brother when he has matured, and turn back into a normal human for the sake of his broken family. His brother however, hungers greatly for his power, but is unable to convince Vestige currently to let him wield the power, his mindset of a sixteen year old troublemaker worries Vestige a lot.
His betrayal and refusal to help Koenig was of course, a critical problem, he now tries to avoid attention from Koenig as much as possible, and Rovic was trying to hunt him down to take him back to Koenig, however, Rovic also had an agenda of his own and makes a temporary truce with him until Rovic successfully completed his research, of which he promised he may be able to take only the Artifact with him and leave the current Vestige back to his human business, which Vestige was all too happy to accept the conditions. He is able to avoid Koenig thus far by Rovic's help.
Vestige Rider form is also the only two between Ignis and him to be able to see Zynos in his invisible form.
+++Aerios (Wind and Steel) Known as the only rider with a set of wings, which are generally used as weapons, this rider is a strong offensive type. He carries Aerios Wings or Icarus Wings as dubbed by historians, and can freely fly or use it to increase his speed on land. However, his flight will drain his energy heavily due to artifact's damage over the ages, but nonetheless, he is a skilled fighter who uses his wings to execute damage by cutting his enemies with edges of his metallic wings.
Aerios wings are also his weapons, he can enlarge the metallic feathers he picked from his set of wings and make them into swords, the swords are generally like homing missiles, and can be fired at enemies on the ground or in the air, the damage is pretty heavy if one does not defend against them when coming from behind or multiple directions, Aerios can control the flow of the air and make his missiles of swords change directions. While Ignis is the one who normally is able to break all the swords with his harpoons or arsenal, Aerios can regenerate the swords faster from his wings and can fire almost endless rounds of attacks.
His agility in ground to air battle also means he is skilled in using his wings to cut others, swooping down from above and slashing others was among his skills, on ground level, his wings acts as both a shield and swords for his usage, although he is easily the weakest when on the ground, he can use his wings to form into a bunker like form, the bunker will have his feathers aimed outwards, warding off attacks from enemies like a cactus would. It can also explode and sends the sword-like feathers in a barrage of debris and hurt others who dared to come near or within range.
Aerios is slow on ground, and weak, but his Belt Charger offers him to change into Wingless Form, or commonly known as Fallen Icarus Form, wrapping his body in a metallic sheet-like reflective armor, this greatly increases his overall agility on ground and able to battle in close combat with maximum maneuveribility and mobility. This form will usually see him in his bike, as with his wings, he rather fly to prevent aerodynamic drag. Fallen Icarus Forms grants the rider a standard sword like weapon and allows him to use a ground level only rider kick, unlike his Wing Form, of which he can dive down and execute the rider kick from above.
Aerios and the person behind him is a vengeful soul who is a doctor.
Having been years as a general practitioner, he finallly makes a break into practicing what he loved best, as a child theraphist he has always wanted to do after having his PhD granted by a respected university, however, competition from another few hospitals caused him to miss the oppurtinity, he was very dissapointed but vowed to work harder. Soon, he joined a hospital as a child theraphist practitioner as to his life long dream. However, some very wary and very twisted politician directors wanted him out, when he refused, a plot was set up to get him into a scandal.
The scandal became true when his PhD was mysteriously stolen and erased from his safekeeping, and soon everyone was convinced he got into the field intending to molest little girls in a hospital and he was sent to jail through a lawsuit. He became a vengeful doctor from here on.
By chance, he formed a relationship with one of the inmates, whom was regularly called insane, and found out that he holds the artifact to himself in dormant form, the artifact was no other than Aerios Artifact, which for the insane man who spoke of how he could fly, was no longer able to be activated, but he doesn't know why. Aerios gotten the artifact from him, and became the new Aerios.
Using his new found ability, he broke out of prison and executed his revenge on the people who brought him down, however, he failed when Xavin rescued them, after of which, he plots to eliminate all the other riders who oppose him in order to take his revenge on those very people, whether he will succeed will now depend on his powers and how he controls them, thus far, he was wary not to overuse his ability and plans to strike deep at those people and their families. Although he faces opposition from so many of the riders, he was hard and fast on his ultimate agenda and was addicted to doing evil, although his heart as a child therapist has not changed, when he visited the orphanage in plainclothes, he attended to a troubled child, and in her eyes, he saw the old him, and sought to change himself, but his vengeful side took hold of him and he was put back into the destructive path, the little girl he spoke to was no other than the child of Tyvius, whom he is an enemy to.

See this guys, I got the whole thing for a TV show figured out. I hurt myself reading this Chuunibyou entry. and in case it isn't obvious, Yuuji Nagato LOOKS like Yuuki Nagato. (the Haruhi alien/space Ai whatevs but this entry technically predates Haruhi so erp erp) and is also what I wish was a PERFECT SCHOOL LIFE.

if I read it now I realized how awfully complicated each character is... their so called intersecting fates and all that, and that each and everything about this Rider System screams complication like no other... Chargers, Elements, Nature... combining which element, and which one has a weapon which has not... they each could make a show about another similar system and it would spawn ten miniseries but noooooo it has to be one.
Far fetched claims of ancient history- check, describing the entire human influence of a mega-corp intending to use the power of the System, check... ergh.
Post by: Pesco on November 06, 2012, 06:36:45 PM
I didn't even read your post but I just had a feeling that a Rider System was going to come up.
Post by: ♛ Apher-Forte on November 06, 2012, 06:44:25 PM
yeah Pesco, I was such a Riderfag had I been any more Riderfagging than I was I would wear the full suit and go cosplay on any normal day. that is how bad it was. I literally walk pass windows and reflective surfaces and had to LARP. HAD TO.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 07, 2012, 03:34:49 AM
            ^-- Purvis                  ^--- Me

haha you're a furry.
Post by: trancehime on November 07, 2012, 10:06:29 AM
haha you're a furry.

Post by: Raikaria on November 07, 2012, 06:23:50 PM
This thread is making my eyes water with a strange pink colored mixture of tears and blood.
Post by: Nobu on November 09, 2012, 01:04:07 AM
I dunno, I really wanted to. I just couldn't find the right inspiration. I had a couple of halfassed ideas kicking around, but I figured it'd be better to just sit it out than submit something subpar.

I feel less bad about simply not finding the time to enter now. P: I had the idea I wanted to do, but not the time to implement it sadly.
Post by: Amraphenson on November 09, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
haha you're a furry.

Post by: Fightest on November 13, 2012, 08:10:53 AM
I feel less bad about simply not finding the time to enter now. P: I had the idea I wanted to do, but not the time to implement it sadly.

Yeah, sure. I made my submission in half an hour. What now, wise guy?
Post by: KFCbbQ on November 13, 2012, 08:17:35 AM
Yeah, sure. I made my submission in half an hour. What now, wise guy?
It probably means you have chuuni in your blood.
Post by: Hello Purvis on November 13, 2012, 08:38:34 AM
hey guys silvio has wings now! (
Post by: AnonymousPondScum on November 14, 2012, 01:15:38 PM

please suffer

now and forever
Post by: fondue on November 14, 2012, 01:51:46 PM
haha you're a furry.
:3 :3
hey guys silvio has wings now! (
i was at school when i clicked this purvis ?.?

please suffer

now and forever