(Un)Retired Supervillains THE MIGHTY HAVE RISEN Only a month after the League of Heroes was destroyed by a Mystery Killer, they have (seemingly) returned from the dead...with a vengeance. All the villains that rose up while the League was gone are now dead or behind bars. The League is working overtime, trying to prove to the citizens of Fortress City (and maybe even to themselves) that they are back and better than ever. All the villains have gone underground, hiding from the resurrected heroes who aren't holding back anymore, but treating even a petty criminal like a drug lord. Effectively, all villains have gone into retirement, and there doesn't seem to be an end to the League of Heroes' rampage. A RAY OF HOPE The only ray of hope for the villains is the rumor of a new villain who has come to town, some sort of insectoid alien that looks like a giant fly with glowing red eyes. The alien goes by the name 'Stinger' and word on the street is that he is trying to gather a small team of villains for a secret mission. Rumor has it that Stinger knows a way to kill the League, once and for all, but he needs a team to help execute his diabolical plan. DOUBTS AND SUSPICIONS But there is a natural suspicion of Stinger, a strange alien in town who no one knows anything about that is asking for the help of the retired villains. Most of the villains do not trust him and will not seek him out to help him with his plan. They each have their own reasons, but the biggest suspicion is that Stinger is lying and that his true plan is to get some gullible criminals to help him get some kind of weapon that he will use to take over the planet and enslave mankind. For this reason, no one has answered Stinger's call to action and the villain continues to hide from the hyperactive League of Heroes. THE BEGINNING OF OUR STORY You are a villain who has recently retired. At one time you lurked the streets, terrorizing the innocent and thwarting the good guys, but since the return of the Leaguers, you gave it all up and you are currently deep in hiding. But, just a month after the return of the League, an email was sent to each of your computers: 'It is time to come out of retirement. The League can be defeated and I know how to do it. Come to the abandoned Blackwood Farm a mile outside of Fortress City at nine o'clock if you want to put down these foolish heroes. Anyone who helps me, I will reward them by wiping their identity from all government records. You will be given a new life. This is a once in a life-time oppurtunity. Do not waste it. -S' You are impassioned by the email and decide to accept the call to arms. Our story begins as you get ready to head to the Blackwood Farm (the same farm where the Block and Morrigan were killed in (Un)Retired Heroes). In your first post, detail your character heading to the farm and meeting with the mysterious Stinger. GAMEPLAY/RULES When creating your character, please be mindful that their powers must relate to each other in some way. For example, if you can summon fireballs it wouldn't make since that you can also breath ice. If you have a fire power, your other powers must also be fire-related. You are allowed to have up to THREE powers and ONE weapon. Also, be very specific when describing your powers. If you're super strong, just how strong are you? If you're super fast, are you faster than a speeding bullet or just faster than a normal person? What are the limitations of your powers? Can you only use them under special conditions? That kind of junk. (You can have a non-powered supervillain if you wish: non-powered heroes can have up to four weapons/equipment. List all of them and what they can do in your template.) Make your supervillain realistic. You can't be good at everything. In the skills category, make sure to include anything other than powers that your hero can do: hot-wire a car, kick-boxing, computer hacking, etc etc. Halfway through the story, you can't suddenly reveal your hero is a black belt in karate or can fly a helicopter if it is not included in your template. Follow these guidelines and you should be fine. Once approved by the GM (myself), create your first post and get ready to kick some ass. SUPERVILLAIN CATEGORIES These are the categories that the League of Heroes uses to classify heroes/villains. Your hero must fall into one of them: Superhuman - A regular human with extraordinary skills, such as extreme fighting prowess or a genius-level IQ. Enhanced - A regular human who obtained super powers through a scientific experiment. Mutant - A human who was born with the mutant gene, passed down from one or both of their parents. Mutants can have a wide variety of powers. Some of them look like normal humans and blend in very well, while others have strange features, like blue skin or prehensile tails. Mystic - A human who can control magical forces. Some mystics have a natural talent for using magic, while others have to train and study for years to learn to use it. (If you choose a mystic, instead of listing three powers list three spells that you can use. Detail exactly what the spells can do.) Alien - A being from another planet. Some aliens have innate powers while others use hi-tech weapons/equipment. Divinity - A being from another dimension that was once worshiped as a god by early humans. Any god/goddess from mythology falls into this category. Usually Divinities only come to earth during times of great need, but some choose to live on this dimension to protect humanity. TEMPLATE (EXAMPLE) REAL NAME/ALIAS: Melisandre, aka The Red Woman, aka The Red Priestess AGE (30 & up): OLD AS DIRT, but still young and fresh because of a magical ruby necklace. GENDER: Female CATEGORY: Mystic POWERS: 1) Prophecy - The ability to see the future by gazing into fire. 2) Fire Conjuring - The ability to conjure and manipulate fire. 3) Shadowbinding - The ability to control "the shadows cast by the light" (aka demons) via binding them to her will. SKILLS: Bitch face, horse-riding, looking fierce in a red dress, being the smuggest person in any room she enters. APPEARANCE: Melisandre is drop-dead-gorgeous, with long wavy red hair, soft porcelain skin, a shapely figure, and the piercing black eyes. She literally always wears red. Erryday. WEAPON/S (If any): None. OTHER: Sometimes takes off her necklace and turns into an ancient hag to go to sleep. Don't ask.