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|Baron Brass||Hero||Magic Controller||Fire Control||Kinetics||Leaping|
|Costume 1, Costume 2||Baron Brass actually started out as a planned nemesis for my steampunk-ish hero Clank on Crucible Element MUX, but despite being approved in theory, I never managed to get a specific version approved. After getting the Mystic Pack, I decided I could probably do a good job of echoing the look, but I decided to go with a hero. Like most Controllers, he's a bit slow in solo play. When the Steampunk pack arrived, I found I really didn't need any pieces of it for the main costume, but since a gentleman owns more than one coat, I made a second costume that used some of the pieces. Dramatic First Ward pic.|
Everyone knows Nemesis is no longer active. But if any of his plans were
still in motion, one of them might involve an attempt to bind a soul to a
clockwork creation to create a new type of mechanical man. And if such a
Nemesis plot did exist, and went slightly awry by, say, binding the soul of
an old man killed in a Rikti bombing, this new sort of mechanical man might
find himself unwilling to work for someone who may or may not have been
Nemesis. Is this Baron Brass's origin? Maybe...or maybe it's all a Nemesis
plot to lull the public into a false sense of security....
Battlecry: The world will be saved by steam (not enough room in the box for a ! there.)
|Skwirl Torch||Villain||Magic Brute||Fiery Melee||Fiery Aura||Leaping|
|Costume 1, With Veil||Back during a spate of squirrel-immolation-caused power outages on campus, I made up a "Skwirl Torch" icon for Livejournal. Later on, it occurred to me that the demon-infested substations of Cap Au Diable might result in more than barbecued tamascuras. If I give her extra costumes, it'll probably just involve swapping out the bolero for one article of clothing she's taken a fancy to, rather than going for a significantly different look. I've taken to roleplaying her a little in that she hops around a lot when idle. Fighting "Daddy" (Deathsurge is made of the power that mutated her). Veils can't go with boleros, so the veil version has her naked except for the bridal veil.|
Squirrels are clever enough to find their way inside electrical substations,
but stupid enough to try finding their way inside electrical substations.
Normally, this just results in fried squirrel and a local power outage. But
given the demon-infested nature of the substation outside the Cap Au Diable
university campus, sometimes the electrical transformers have a
more...interesting...transformative effect on the campus squirrel population.
Battlecry: Oooh, shiny. GIMME!
|May Rodder||Villain||Science Corruptor||Radiation Blast||Radiation Emission||Flight|
|Costume 1||Like Dee Spoiler, she's a Monsterpocalypse "K-girl" based on a Martian Menace unit. In this case, the fire support flyer called the Marauder. These fly on conical beams of green energy, hence the green skirt and boots. May is a member of the Department of Irradiation, and needs to have words with the Department of Jetpack Suppression.|
May is just a normal citizen of the Rogue Isles, seeking to make her
fortune. She is not involved in any invasion force staging from Mars. In
fact, it is ludicrous to even suggest that Mars is being used as a staging
ground for an alien invasion. And such an invasion would certainly not be
preceded by infiltration units modified to appear attractive to your filthy
human tastes. Besides, if they were, they'd probably have larger breasts,
right? You can trust May, she's not here to help take over the planet for
any alien masters.
Battlecry: Remember Area 51!
|Kawaiiju||Hero||Mutation Brute||Claws||Fiery Aura||Leaping|
|Uncostumed, Ultra Mode, Attempting clothing, Halloween costume, As "Sugar" the Spike K-Girl||This is a "generic" K-Girl, a female anthropomorphization that's meant to look like it's based on a kaiju (i.e. Godzilla and his ilk). I may later backwards-design the "original" kaiju. I originally intended to have her in a bikini as her base costume, but I found by accident that (at least on my graphics setup) if the Mesh costume pattern is too close to the skin tone it just vanishes. So she's unclothed, but in that toonish fashion like Donald Duck is pantsless. She was designed to be a cute pet rather than a sex toy, you see. But even a pet shouldn't be setting fire to the furniture. Anyway, she was made with the intent of turning heroic once Going Rogue comes out, since I don't have a lot of villains who feel right doing a face turn (although my other fiery Brute, Skwirl Torch, could certainly go that way). I have since made up the kaiju she would be an anthropomorph of, Kentromachus the kentrosaur-ish beast. So, her "real name" would therefore be Kendra Marcos. Ultra Mode makes use of the Organic Armor costume pieces. Managed to move her fully from Villain to Hero, and then solo'ed her through all five iterations of the Halloween 2010 Tip Mission to earn her the witch's hat I used in her Halloween costume. Sugar is a K-girl I made up based on Spike from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.|
A lot of strange hybrids find themselves suddenly free after some heroic or
villainous raid on a Crey lab. The more dangerous ones tend to get tracked
down right away, but no one was too worried about model KJU-6...she hadn't
really been intended for combat. More of a pet, really, although her
internal temperature was a little too high and KJU-7 was slated to be the
final version. But with all her creators under arrest and officially
disavowed and all the research destroyed, there will never be a KJU-7.
Probably for the best, really. She destroys things because she doesn't know
any better, but maybe one day she'll learn.
Battlecry: Sweet Monkey Buddha!
|Papa Guyo||Resistance (Crusader)||Magic Tanker||Dark Armor||Kinetic Melee||Flight|
|Costume 1||During one of the Pocket D parties to herald the launch of the Party Pack, a friend pointed out that while lots of people use the Angel Wings costume piece (playing 15 months gets it for you), almost everyone sticks with black, white and maybe gray. Given that the one character I'd made so far with those wings (La Gazza Ladra) has black and white wings, she challenged me to come up with something that was a bit more colorful. So I decided to take the pappagallo (macaw) and cross it with the Voodoo-styled Magic Booster costume pieces to make the houngan Papa Guyo. If I ever level him out of Praetoria, he'll probably go redside.|
Not all "dark arts" are black and murky. Some are as colorful as the lost
cities they come from, and Papa Guyo brings a Mardi Gras flair to the powers
granted him by the Loa. The Loa aren't sure they like this, but given how
few people even remember them thanks to what the Devouring Earth did to New
Orleans, they'll take what they can get.
Battlecry: Let the bad times roll!
|Knightstick||Hero||Technology Tanker||Willpower||War Mace||Leaping|
|Costume 1||The high concept here was a comment a friend made about how Barbara Gordon should be the Sylia Stingray of the DC Universe, so this is basically Batgirl as a Knight Saber (Bubblegum Crisis). Sadly, escrima sticks aren't available, so I had to make do with the baton. And yes, "Ora Cullen" is a reference to Oracle.|
During the Rikti Invasion, a collapsing wall broke Ora Cullen's back, ending
her nascent career as a costumed vigilante. Once it became clear that no
amount of physical therapy would let her walk again, she started leveraging
her connections in the superhero community and managed to get herself into a
program testing a new cybernetically linked suit meant to let soldiers keep
fighting as long as they could stay conscious. Unfortunately, the program
was run by one of Crey's many "rogue" departments and it was shut down by the
Freedom Phalanx. But Ora managed to acquire the prototype armor after the
criminal trials were over, and she's back in action!
Battlecry: You gotta stick to it.
|Costume 1||Over the first week of 2011, I carried out a sort of New Year's Resolution to get all of my characters to at least level 14 before making any more. Having done so, I went into my file of character ideas and made Sili-Kate, in an attempt to do a more serious Spines Scrapper (Woody-40 was a gag character and stuck on a low-activity server). RP-wise, I wanted someone who would have good reason to be and stay a Loyalist without being a Heroic Cop or a Power Hungry Jerk. I managed to get her to level 14 by mid-week, using winter events to jump the gaps in soloing the Responsibility path.|
Kate Cappell and her friends thought it'd be fun to see how close they could
get to the sonic barriers, daring each other to go further and further.
Unfortunately for Kate, a Resistance member blew up the nearest pylon just
then, and the entire group was exposed to the Devouring Earth up close and
very personal. Half were killed before PPD forces could rescue them, the
rest were twisted by exposure to the spores. Kate was the only one to retain
functionality, if you call being turned into living amethyst "functional".
She joined the Powers Division in order to avenge herself and her friends by
taking down some stinking Resistance scum. Her toxic biochemistry and
crystalline body will make that pretty easy....
Battlecry: Resist this!
|Jimmy Nishimura||Hero||Magic Scrapper||Dark Melee||Regeneration||Speed, Jumping|
|Costume 1, With "Kamina Cape".||Jimmy's a character I made for a short-lived Scion campaign run on Livejournal, a street-racing scion of Set. I was pondering giving the Speed pool another try, given that my one previous speedster (Terra-Ryze) was unsatisfying for other reasons as well, and Jimmy seemed a reasonable character to reuse for it. Original drawing from December 2008. When it came time to give him a Kamina style cape, I wasn't happy with any of the tattered patterns, so just went with flames. I later moved him from Pinnacle to Infinity to make room for another member of We Few there. In terms of time of creation, he probably comes between May Rodder and Kawaiiju somewhere, either before or after Kopikat.|
"So, after I beat this Yakuza guy in a HIGHLY illegal street race in Tokyo,
some dude shows up and tells me I'm the son of Set. The Egyptian god. Yeah,
right. He also tells me the Yaks are coming to kill me, which is a lot more
believable, so I got out of Japan for a while. Turns out the Set part might
be not too out there either, since now I can move faster on foot than any
car, and I control these freaky shadow sands. So I guess if the Yakuza come
looking for me now, I'll show them a manly fist to the face!"
Battlecry: Who the hell do you think I am?
|Ol' Jed||Hero||Mutation Tanker||Stone Armor||Dark Melee||Leaping, Fighting, Energy Mastery|
|Costume 1, Color tweaked power, In Trenchcoat, Sunday Go To Meetin' Outfit, Santa outfit, Roman togs.||
Originally an unabashed AE farming character. Too much AE can mess up
contact chains and cost you goodies, so I didn't want to try to get to Level
50 with lots of AE. But I'd also wanted to make it to L50 some time before
the end of my first year so I could try out some of the "prestige" classes,
so I made Ol' Jed. Tankers seemed to be in demand for farming teams, so I made
one. I picked some power sets I hadn't used before, though, so I could at
least try something new here. :)
After a while, though, I got tired of trying to keep up with the Exploit/Nerf war and took Jed outside, where he got invited to the Abandoned Warehouse RPSG. I respecced to make his powers a little more coherent and tinted his Dark Melee to look like dirt. During that time I made an Ol' Jed Heroclix (unpainted). I also did a HeroClix of his SuperGroup teammates Darren Astor (Unpainted, not quite right painted, then I realized I forgot the gloves, so I added them) and Jordan Murphy (unpainted but slightly primed).
The Abandoned Warehouse eventually fell apart, but most of the people moved to another SG. I eventually decided to deal with Virtue's top-heavy roster by moving Ol' Jed to Infinity, where my highest level hero was L30 at the time. After fighting a rather sloppy Praetor Duncan, he finally dinged 50.
"My name's Jedediah Zebulon Smith, but you can call me Ol' Jed. Y'might
say farmin's in my blood. Of course, y'might also say an unstable mix of
Superadine and meth is in my blood, but I got my idjit grandson ta blame fer
that. Pulled him outta th' burning wreckage of the drug lab he made in my
spare shed, and musta inhaled when I shoulda exhaled. Can't complain much,
though. Ain't felt this good in years! I've looked better, mind. People
told me I was a Troll now and should try livin' with the other Trolls in
Paragon City, but me and them don't seem ta git along...."
Battlecry: "Go. Hunt. Whup Skulls."
|Stormlance||Hero||Magic Stalker||Staff Fighting||Electrical Armor||Leaping|
|Armor 1||With the game heading towards sunset, I convinced my regular weekly group to do one last run through the Hollows and do the Caverns of Transcendence trial. So we all made up new characters for it, and this was mine. We did have to turn off XP once to avoid overshooting Talshak, but we successfully transcended the caverns.|
Many of the things Leonardo DaVinci discovered were kept secret, as they were
machines of war. But what few know is that DaVinci also rediscovered the
rituals of ancient Oranbega. He entrusted it to a few chosen acolytes, who
formed the Knights of the Stormlance to keep the knowledge hidden and safe.
When the Circle of Thorns emerged in the 20th Century, that cause seemed lost
and most of the Stormlancers retired. But a few redoubled their efforts, and
with the aid of more modern technology wage a war in the shadows against
Oranbega's undead mages.