OMG! You just made me die of laughing. So true...
Name: Samuel Dresin (Goes by Sam.)
Appearance: Samuel is a gentle looking boy. The lines of his face are rounded, not harsh, and often settled into a serious and thoughtful look, with a slightly melancholy appearance with the downwards turn of his mouth. When he does smile, though, it's easy and genuine, with crooked teeth that never saw braces. Sam has unkempt hair so dark of a brown that it could be mistaken for black, and is long enough that it reaches the nape of his neck and settles around his slightly overlarge ears. His eyes are a same shade- so dark that the pupils are almost indistinguishable from the iris, and his eyebrows are thick and square-ish. Sam's complexion is fair, with a smattering of dark freckles across his round nose and his arms. He's not that very tall- about 5'7", which is perfect for being nondescript, which is what he likes best. Sam's build leans on the sturdy side, although he's not in the greatest shape, as he doesn't enjoy playing sports or engaging in much physical activity.
Clothing: What Sam can usually be counted on wearing at most times is a purple baseball cap with a magic eight ball on the front. He generally wears it backwards, which saves him a lot of trouble in taming his hair. He generally wears a mix between loose and long t-shirts with memorable Shakespearean quotes or obscure classical artists and poets on them, or sometimes a t-shirt with a vest over it At the start of the roleplay, Sam is wearing a white t-shirt with Berlioz on the front, but with a black vest over it. Sam began insisting on wearing vests and t-shirts after his mother told him that such a look was improper and hideous. He is also wearing a pair of worn long straight legged jeans that bunch up around his ankles and his battered unimpressive sneakers.
Personality: Sam is one of those people that's just fine with being alone. He tends to stray away from other people, most of the time for their own safety, and other times because he just didn't have anything to say that they'd find interesting. He has a fondness for Shakespeare- with a special love for his tragedies, as the characters always have more terrible luck than he could ever conjure no matter how foul a mood he was in. Even though he makes an extreme attempt to remain cool and calm- and most often gives off an aura of quiet thoughtfulness- he used to struggle constantly with the fear that he would end up doing something drastic, but now that has simmered down into a kind of defeatist point of view on the world. He hates what happens around him- absolutely hates it whether it's good luck or bad luck. Because, according to him, people should get neither unless they really deserve it, or earned it. Because of this, he stays in a constant battle to not become emotional one way or the other. Sam is relatively intelligent. He's absolutely is horrid at math, but loves classic literature and history, and his good visual memory helps him memorize interesting facts and obscure quotes from the Shakespearean plays and poetries he reads to the dates of historical events.
Bio: Sam was born the second son of his middle class parents with an older sister named Stephanie. For a while, during his childhood, things couldn't have gotten better. He was happy- and his family had great fortune for a while, even getting enough money to buy a really nice apartment- until he grew older and began noticing the strange things happening around him, like when his hamster choked on a food pellet right after Sam got grounded and sent to his room, or the fifty dollar bill his friend found on the ground while they were laughing over some joke. Things like this were strange, but not exactly out of hand- not until one of his friends with a peanut allergy went into anaphylactic shock despite all of his precautions. Sam finally began piecing together the things that happened along with his moods, and decided that distancing himself from others would be the best method. Things went downhill from there as Sam became sullen and moody, unintentionally causing one series of unfortunate events after another. By the time he was fourteen, his parents began filing for a divorce after the discovery of his mother's affair and the loss of his father's job. Things finally fell apart when Stephanie, his older sister, got into an argument with Sam while she was dropping him off to the museum on her way to a friend's house. The argument grew worse, and the stroke of black luck hit, as another car on the road hit a patch of ice and barreled into Stephanie's. Stephanie died instantly as her door crushed into her, but Sam survived. The whole event made Sam give up on the half-hearted effort to control his abilities-- until he was approached by Ghost.
Mutation: None, but for the streak of white hair on the right side of his head, mostly hidden.
Ability: Sam exerts a subconscious influence on the luck in his immediate area, increasing the likelihood for good and bad things to happen in accordance with his mood. As he's grown older, he's found that concentrate some partial influence on something he thinks about while in a certain mood.
Weaknesses: Same can only influence the luck in his vicinity, more so by touch. His power is also largely uncontrolled, dependent mostly on his temperament.
Position: Sam is extremely wary of the project. He doesn't want to have to use his abilities for anything, but is thinking that learning how to use them would be so much better than not. Plus, he feels as though he's inflicted enough bad luck on his own family, and is hesitant to join because of any damage he might cause.
Does he pass?
He passes, you just need to work up his file and then you're good to go.
Quick warning to everyone here: the current laptop I'm using is very old and, I think, is about to die on me from the sound the hard-drive is now giving me :(
I'm waiting for a system restore disk for my much newer laptop and I'll be gettting that in a week or so. So don't suddenly think I ditched you all if I don't show up for a whole two weeks or something.
Thanks Princess! :) And Endless, I'll start out with the boy first, even if I wanted them to be siblings. Just in case, I'll include her for the skeleton, and if I'm allowed to have two characters, then that would be great also! ^.^
Name: Reve (prounounced like Reeve) James Banet
Appearance: Reve is what you would expect to be a track runner. Actually, that's what he is. He has the perfect build for it; lean and tall, with a slim cording of muscles to match. He falls around just under six foot, with windswept blonde hair and bright curious green eyes. Seriously, his eyes always seem to be gleaming with interest over something. Reve's skin tone is what you would say "sun kissed", while his nose has a slight bump in it from breaking it when he was little. A small dusting of cinnoman colored freckles cover that nose, and it goes hand in hand with a carefree grin. Overall, he is a pretty good looking fellow. The only flaw would be a faint white scar on his right eyebrow
Clothing: At the start of the roleplay, Reve is dressed pretty casually. Maybe a little bit too casually, since when approached by Allen, he is wearing a simple white t-shirt with basketball shirts. Only because he just came after a run, though. Typically, Reve dresses comfortably and simply. This means solid colored t shirts--sometimes with Nike logos or one he got from a marathon--and jeans, usually ripped or faded. His shoes are most likely the most expensive things he wears. On occasions, when he needs to look nice, Reve will oblige and whip something up.
Personality: Considering his power, Reve is what you would call a "daydreamer". It is something to be expected. Constantly, he gets a faraway look in his eyes, and it is common for him to do silly things, such as put salt in his drink rather than the sugar. Some people find this endearing, others annoying. Reve isn't really concerned with people's perceptions of him; honestly, he could care less. A lot of the times when people write him off as "lazy" or "stupid", he just kind of shrugs it off. In reality, he is neither of those things. Reve is an intelligent young man, and if you run a minimum of three miles a day, you can't be lazy. One thing Reve is though, is carefree. The few things he takes seriously in life include dreams--figuratively and literally--and his family. He would do anything for his family. Even if he is a little scatterbrained or weird. Other than that, Reve's habits include sleep talking, absently doodling on things that really shouldn't be doodled on, and singing in the shower.
Bio: Reve is the oldest of seven children. Among those siblings, only one is real, which is his little sister, Juliet, who is younger than him by only a year. He was born in Paris, France, only to be relocated to Brooklyn, New York when he was six. His father still resides in Paris, while he lives with his ecentric mother in a lofty apartment. Reve has never been a troublemaker, with possibly the exception of "experimenting" with pot and be.er in his early high school years. He has lived in the same apartment for just eleven years now, and visits his father from time to time, even if he'd rather not.
Mutations: Reve doesn't have any mutations. Well...unless his eyes count. As mentioned before, they are an inquisitive green, though if you look closely enough, a ring of gold is around the pupil. Obviousy, it's not too noticeable, but it's there.
Abilities: Reve's power matches who he is perfectly. He has the ability to make people go to sleep--either a light nap, or unconcious for a few hours. With this comes the power to see people's dreams. They literally expand upwards in a little cloud like projection, where he can watch them in leisure. Only once has he discovered that he can enter the dreams themselves. Quite a frightening, but more exciting experience for the guy.
Weaknesses: As mentioned above, Reve can enter others' dreams. But in order to do this, he has to be asleep himself. This condition makes him extremely vulnerable, and if he is harmed in any way while in slumber, he will be in the Dream Realm. Scarily enough, if he is killed while asleep and in someone else's dream his physical being will only be killed and his soul--or in other terms "dream self"--would be left to wander forever, passing in and out of people's dreams for eternity. And, if that danger isn't enough, Reve has to deal with a more annoying side-affect; insomnia. Some nights he can fall asleep just like that, and others...well, at least he doesn't get bored.
Position: As expected, Reve is very curious about the project. Curious an understandment, because his head is filled with a million questions to ask. Yes, he is definately planning on joining this project.
Other: To help with his insomnia, Reve has taken up the habit of reading throughout the years. He loves to read, and finds it soothing to his energetic mind. Along with this, Reve can speak fluent French and English, play the piano, and makes a pretty mean cup of ramen noodles. One of his favoirte quotes it "Curioustity killed he cat, but satisfaction brought it back."
Just re-posting this because of a few typos ._. I'll delete the other one and post my file ASAP :)
Thanks nacho. And thank you doctorbug for the heads up.
(Sorry for the werid spacing...again >.<)
I do see the need for some tweaking, starting in the area of the hair. I'm looking more for a compilation of facts, not a person's description.
On control notes, I don't want the threat to be direct or so obvious. Something more along the lines of the following would more suit:
Tracking on ALL family members. This information may be used in or against subject's favor. Mother has struggling financial position; assistance on our part can be provided. Subject is advised to think carefully about his actions before a choice is to be made.
Also, including the part about the heroes project is not required but may be helpful to me later so thanks.
Endless, am I good to post a skeleton?)
Yes, but REMEMBER to be detailed about the power, even if we already know what telekinesis is.
Sorry I've been gone for so long, but I've made sure to catch up on the things I missed.
Endless: Would it be alright if I used my old power, the petrification on sight? Naturally, the biggest weakness is the fact that he can't function normally without sunglasses, and it only works if the victim looks him in the eye, not if he just looks at their arm. I just wanted to check to see if this power was still approved.
Yes, it's approved, but only because I trust you particularly to play the power well. You can go ahead with making a skellie. And Ryker was already pretty okay for the RP, so you could use him as a base for making the skellie for this new one, unless you wanted to try to create a new character entirely.
Yes, that's much better, even with the typo in grade. Thanks.
Name: Ryker Pierce
Appearance: Ryker is the kind of guy that you don’t want to pass in the street without caution, standing at 6’3” with a thick wrestler’s build. His dark brown hair falls to his shoulders, though he keeps it tied back in a low ponytail. His light, hazel eyes are somewhat of a setback to his otherwise dark appearance—eyes that no one, if they’re lucky, will ever see—and are deep-set, lined by thick, heavy eyebrows. He has plain features, marred only by a gruesome scar running from his left temple to the middle of his upper lip, running over his nose (which is crooked from being broken before) along the way, his skin a light-coffee color. His mother was Caucasian and his father was African American.
Clothing: When the roleplay begins, Ryker will be wearing faded jeans, a black crew-neck, and his trademark leather jacket (which he acquired from his grandfather when he was just a boy) and black combat boots. On other days, Ryker wears whatever takes his fancy, though more often than not that involves his jacket, his boots, and any clean jeans and crew-necks he can find. Ryker won’t go anywhere without his sunglasses, which hug his eyes in a manner that hides his eyes even from the sides; the overall impression his clothing gives out is “biker”, though Ryker is anything but. The impression he leaves on people simply amuses him.
Personality: Ryker is what most people call a “bad boy” on the outside, with the same charming smile and arrogant presence as most others. Though what most people don’t know is that it isn’t arrogance that makes him who he is, but a lazy, confident air that hovers about him subconsciously; it’s something he doesn’t quite notice about himself until others point it out. It’s a rare thing for Ryker to get worked up, grow excited, or become depressed about anything; he doesn’t brood, but rather looks at everything in a slightly amused, overly-annoying optimistic way. Getting attached is one thing Ryker has trained himself well not to do—though he doesn’t mind a little fun—and it’s easy for him to make fast friends (and even easier to forget them if he has to move). Ryker has the tendency, however, to judge people on first appearances or impressions. These tend to stick with him, no matter how the person may change. Ryker doesn’t struggle with trust so much as he does with allowing himself to feel a real, deep emotion—as that terrifies him with anyone but his sisters.
Bio: Ryker grew up in a small apartment in the bad part of New York City with two younger sisters and an older brother; his mother was an alcoholic, and, not much better, his father was abusive. Until the age of eleven, Ryker put up with his father’s violence, always taking the brunt of his blows to protect his younger sisters, as his older brother was usually out at a party. His ugly scar comes from a particularly nasty blow on his father’s part, which was the last straw for Ryker, which finally pushed him to have the courage to turn his father in, though that meant his mother was also taken away for being negligent toward her children. By the time Ryker was thirteen, he had been put into a foster home with his two sisters, his brother having vanished, leaving them to their own devices. Ryker and his sisters remained in foster care for three years, after which a young couple adopted them into their home. Despite their obvious kindness, Ryker takes the safety of his sisters—now only ten and eleven—into his own hands. They now live in a much nicer part of New York City, a quaint neighborhood complete with a pool, and have for two years.
Abilities: Ryker has the power of petrifaction, or turning any living thing (excluding plants) to stone by a simple glance. Due to this, Ryker keeps on a pair of reflective sunglasses at all times, so that no one can fall to harm. If the living thing his power is affecting has eyes, the victim actually has to be looking at Ryker for the effect to take place (think Medusa from Greek mythology). Insects, or other living things with smaller eyes, are in danger if Ryker simply looks at them. So far, Ryker has turned a bluebird, a small dog, and an annoying wasp to stone; other than this, he has controlled himself in a way that he is rather proud of. The petrifaction process is permanent, with no cure.
Weaknesses: The obvious weakness is that Ryker is forced to wear sunglasses at all times, and should they shatter, he would be forced to keep his eyes closed for fear of accidentally petrifying one of his friends or a bystander. Ryker doesn’t exactly practice with his gift, so he doesn’t know any control, or what his limits may be, but he has a suspicion—based on how easy it was to petrify a wasp versus a small pug—that the larger the creature, the more tiring the petrifaction process becomes.
Position: Joined, mostly to sooth his boredom and to take away the sting of failing to be admitted to a college. He doesn’t actually take it seriously, but that’s his view on most of life in general.
First Name: Ryker
Last Name: Pierce
Address: 1010 Upper Side Drive, New York
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 200 lbs
Race: Other (Caucasian/African American)
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Shoulder-length
Hair Type: Straight but shaggy, kept back in a loose, low ponytail
Family: Second oldest. Eldest brother, Reagan (20), has no close relation. Younger sisters, Isabelle (10) and Jasmine (11), are closest relation. Foster parents, Claire and Michael Sway, are regarded with respect.
Records: Stealing a bike (age 7), breaking and entering (age 7), stealing a wallet (age 8), minor mugging incident (age 9), attempted robbery (age 9), reported mugging incident (age 10), evidence of selling drug paraphernalia (age 11), reported fight (age 14)
Control Notes: The subject’s record, which has been previously tainted, can and will be wiped clean with the subject’s cooperation, opening the subject’s suitability for applications to surrounding colleges. Likewise, the subject’s relative, a Mr. Reagan Pierce, has been reported making several online searches for the subject and relating sisters, and has been seen on video in the area. Any problems that arise by his presence can and will be fixed with the subject’s cooperation. If the subject fails to comply, several old and minor misdemeanors may be reported and filed on the record. Let it be known that the subject’s relatives—an Isabelle and Jasmine Pierce—are also being followed closely.
Let me know if this fits all of your requirements, and if something is missing/incorrect, just let me know!
Ew. Sorry for the weird formatting...if you need me to do a re-post to fix whatever it is that happened, I can. o.O
Most of it looks good. The formatting isn't going to be a problem here, I personally find it a hassle to fix. But one thing, I think that with Ryker, they shouldn't know his eye-color. My reasons are actually going to possibly become a point in the actual RP, and it will help to provide a way of seeing that even Ghost can't know EVERYTHING. Suffice to say, they failed to gather the information on his eye color before his power surfaced.
Ryker's back! :D I have feeling his and Reve's friendship will be A LOT different than his and Zeke's xD
Well, I'm about to leave, and I'll be back Tuesday night :) I made a thread if you want to look at it. Have fun! :)
Endless: Ah, that makes sense. I didn't even think about the eye color on his file! But yes, I'll change that to make it clear his eye color is unknown.
Nacho: Yes, I think it will be a bit different. XD I'll check out the thread!
About Ryker's eye color...couldn't they just take a photograph and look at it?
By the way, I might be able to update occasionally, because I have access to other people's laptops..lolz.
But then again...looking at a photograph could be just like looking at his reflection in a mirror, and then you would get turned to stone anyways. Hmm...imagine sending someone you don't like a picture of Ryker, LOLZ!