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Postby SmokestackJones » Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:27 am

Gumbellina

Mary Sue Jane McCoy was born on the outskirts o' the city to a pair o' relocated hillbillies. Her parents thought living on a farm near the nuclear plant warn't bad, long as y'could ignore the stank and keep Mary Sue Jane from swimmin' in the water hole whare the plant dumped stuff. Warn't good fer her; gave her skin an orangish tint.

'Course as she got older she was handy 'round the farm, what with her stetchin' an' all. She's the only one around who could milk the cows while satndin' outside the barn. Then her folks caught sumpin' an' up 'n died when she was about eighteen. She sold off the two-headed cows, the six-legged pigs and moved to the city, since she warn't married and couldn't take care of th' farm by herse'f. Besides, with the money she got fron her parents insurance an' what she saved up, she wanted to get edjicated.

She moved to Atlanta, lookin' fer a job an' a college. First day she's there, she went to deposit her money at a bank. Wouldn't ya know it but while she was thare some no-good skonks tried to rob the place. When they tried to take Mary Sue Jane's life savings, she got mad. Then she started stretchin' all over the bank, knockin' out crooks an' gettin' the money back.

By the time the police got there, the mis-creants were caught and Mary Sue Jane earned a $10,000 reward from the bank. Not only that, but the bank offered her a job as a security guard and one o' them super team groups asked her to join up. They even offered to h'ep her with her edjication. She don't worry about folks knowin' she gots super powers, but she started callin' herse'f Gumbellina, a nickname her pappy used to call her, 'cuz it's easier to remember than Mary Sue Jane McCoy. She still cain't believe how nice most city-folks are.

Powers: Elasticity (Extra: Protection; PS: Bouncing, Gliding), Super-Strength

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Postby mdf2 » Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:59 am

Thanks for the post, Smokestack, love it!

BABY BOOM

What do you do when your child falls...and suddenly you have two of them? Then THEY hit 'their' heads and you have FOUR?

James and Mary Hanton's neighbours always thought they were CRAZY, but once Jack was born...the 'rubber room' jokes started coming out in earnest. Jack was ALWAYS playing jokes... or so it seemed. How could they tell it was really him? With the vast cost increase of food, clothes, and other essentials, they were running through lots of money...until, around his 3rd or 4th birthday, he learned to control this bizarre phenomenon.

Neighbours still grumbled about the lack of summer jobs, or driveways to shovel in winter for THEIR children, as Jack grew older and went to school, but things pretty much settled down.

Now, Jack's 15, and discovering comic books. His parents are horrified that he might go out associating with potentially dangerous people and get hurt. So far, they don't THINK anything's happened, but you never know.

Now, if they could only get him to stop playing Bjork's 'Army of Me' over and OVER and OVER...

Your typical 50's-style cheerful freckle-faced kid that mows your lawn. Sometimes, there's more than one.

Powers: Duplication, with all associated Power Stunts

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Postby bwgwl » Mon Apr 14, 2003 2:08 pm

mdf2 wrote:Now, if they could only get him to stop playing Bjork's 'Army of Me' over and OVER and OVER...

LOL! that's great. :green:
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Postby WayneLigon » Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:46 pm

Angelique Martin

Two years ago, Angie Matowskie was a low-rent security guard in a dead-end job at Kwickie-Kart Price Club. She'd dropped out of high school three years before to run off to the big city with a boy who dumped her for the first platinum blonde that smiled at him. So she was stuck here, with no future and no prospects. Then she discovered that she didn't show up on the security cameras. A little experimentation showed that no form of survielance device could detect her; she didn't show up on film, her voice could not be recorded. She didn't even register on pressure plates.

She quickly took advantage of this ability to obtain blackmail information on several important people, and to steal enough cash to buy her way into the Mob. Now she runs a successful casino and lives a comfortable life she could only imagine before. She runs minor scams behind the scenes and occassionally takes risks to show up someone's 'impenetrable' security system.

The only thing she doesn't do is answer the many invitations to charity events or speaking engagements, explaining that she's simply Camera Shy.

Powers: Invisibility [Flaws: Permanent, Only on Devices], Intagibility [Flaws: Permanent, Only Vs. Devices]

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Postby Cosmic Coyote » Tue Apr 15, 2003 6:49 am

WayneLigon wrote:Next up: Black Mamba


What's a Super to do? The choice between career and family is a tough one, add in stopping meglomanical super-villains and the choice is near impossible.

That's where Black Mamba comes in.

During the 70's, Bess 'Mamba' Washington, discovered three things. 1) She stopped ageing at the ripe age of 53, but she still had the strength and vigour of a 25 year old. She was a super. 2)She had no desire to put on tights and fight crime as "The Golden Oldie" 3)She missed having her children and grandchildren around her.

So she opened her own business. Black Mamba's Neutral Ground Day Care. The first and only early-education center for the children of the "Super". She created a place where children could be safe and comfortable while their parents either tried to keep the streets free of crime or tried to take over the world.

This did lead to one small problem when both Beastlord and his arch-enemy The Developer both arrived at the same time to get their children, but Black Mamba put a quick end to it with her projection forcefields. She also started a new policy.

When a child is placed at Black Mamba's the parent or leagal guardian signs a legal contract that no harm shall come to her building or any of her guests. In fact, it is expected that any parents present will assist in the defence of the Day-Care, if they are present during an attack.

Black Mamba's has been running smoothly for 20 years now and the Super-parents of Freedom City are most greatful!

SUPER-POWERS: Immunity:Aging, Super-Strength, Super Dex, Super Con, (Low-level) Forcefield(affects others, impenetrable, mental shield)

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Postby John Bock » Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:04 am

Golden Age

Remember when everything was better? No! Of course you don't you young wipper snapper! Everything is Shiny and new, faster but not better! Your MTV and Reality Shows. BAH! I'll show you reality!

I'll show you All!

(a neat mastervillian, he's really just an old man who makes stuff that look like old metropolis/flash gordon devices. But come on, He's just an old man, you aren't gonna hit him, are you? You might kill him!)

Powers : Gadgets, plot devices, but no Armor, he can't take a hit...


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Postby R_Kane » Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:07 am

Flatline

Maurice Penloft was an ordinary teenager growing up in a middle class area of Freedom City, a very ordinary teenager. No one looked ever at him twice. All his life he was ignored and passed over as if he wasn’t there. Maurice grew up lonely, sometimes angry, but resigned to a drab dull exisitence that seemed his fate.

One day while visiting the Ocean Height Amusement Park with his graduating class, who as usual left him standing in the park by himself, Maurice found himself witness to a clash between the Freedom League and Factor Four. During the battle one of the ferris wheels was demolished sending debris raining down upon poor Maurie. Tapped underneath the rubble, slowly being crushed under the weight, Maurie ceased to be very ordinary.

The stress and physical trauma triggered a latent power inside Maurie. With a very bizarre sensation, he found his body compressing in upon itself until he was almost a two dimensional replica of himself. Wriggling and squeezing himself through cracks and opening in the rubble, Maurie escaped with minimal scrapes and bruises and some torn clothes, a few moments later “popping” back into his normal three dimensional self.

Even after this amazing excape, Maurie was ignored by the gathered crowds who ooo’d and awww’d the clashing supers.

Through some experimentation Maurie found that he could control the flattening process and that when in his flat state he could also stick to and move across walls and ceilings, and could glide in a rudimentary fashion, When in his compressed form he can also secrete an acid that eats through materials. He also discovered that this transforming back and forth had left his skin tougher than before and he could now withstand some physical damage.

Maurie tried to make a go of it as a superhero, but after several months of catching crooks and some minor super-villains he was still overlooked, ignored and dismissed as if not there.

Deciding if he couldn’t get any respect, or even just a little recognition, by doing good, he might as well try the other side. With his powers and the way he is easily forgotten, over the last few years he has amassed quite a bit of loot from various robberies and heists that go unsolved because no one can remember anyone suspicious or even anyone at all.

Lamenting that for all the world cares he might as well be dead, he has given himself fthe moniker “Flatline”, although no one else really cares.

"I'll show them...I'll show them all!!! Not that they'll notice..."


POWERS: Shapeshift (only to “flat” shape), Clinging, Corrosion, Protection, Flight (Gliding only), Blending and/or Mind Control (Only “I am no one of importance, ignore me”, Area, Permanent)


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Sacrement

Postby darkhammer » Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:39 am

Sacrement
Father Ignatious Howells was a 56 year old biblical scholar, dedicated to his studies when one day his search led him to an old tome sealed in black wax.

Breaking the seal let loose the spirit of Pyriel the Angel of Genocide.

Pyriel embarked upon a spree of orgiastic violence, Ignatious relizing what he had done set about summoning Raziel Archangel of Magic.

Beseeching Raziel, Howells asked for divine intervention, for his genie to be put backin the box, but Raziel realizing that Howells was actually asking for redemption for his actions gave him angelic power to track down and deal with his error.

Pyriel and Sacrement have been deadly foes ever since, Sacrement being the name the good father took.

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Postby Crackerjack » Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:41 pm

He stills remember his family's first tv.
It was a big black and white set. They kept in the garage. Then in the den. Then in the kitchen so they could watch while they ate. TV dinners took a whole new meaning in his household.
They were the first on their block to have a color tv. When he moved out all he had was a little black and white, it was horrible! But with a little ingenuity and a few things he learned from watching Quizlock, the Master Theif (old black and white cloack and dagger show) he managed to "gather" a few more. Soon his whole dorm was filled with them. But it wasnt enough.
He dropped out of college to become a tv actor but they said he had no talent. He could remember everyone's lines, memorize every detail, but his acting was flat and emotionless.
Instead he became one of the technical crew. Eventually he got his dream job, he got to sit in a room watching over 50 live tv shows at once, making sure everything went well. He was finally happy. But it was not to last.
Spending so much time in front of tv sets, with the radio and light waves bombarding him, he never aged. While the rest of the station's crew retired he still was aging at a snail's pace, still in his young 30's. He was forced to leave his job, all that completed him. But he brought it with him.
So began his renewed life of crime, sacking electronics stores for televisions, always wanting the top of the line. Cops he could easily fake out by throwing voices, or using disguises like Hannibal from A-Team could. But then those superheroes...they were a diffent story. At least untill he began building the Hypno-Wave, perfect color set to turn your veiwers into mindless slaves.
He could of inslaved the entire country with his national tv broadcast, but at the last minute was defeated by a superhero with a coustume that looked so fake, they all do when not veiwed on tv.
He may be down and out right now, but he'll come back, because he's Remote Controll


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Astro Turf

Postby voordax » Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:26 pm

I am not aware of how I survived...well at least how my spirit survived. My home world Tei'Cxaan (TAY ku-ZAN), at least that is how I have come to spell it in your Roman alphabet, was destroyed by our nova sun. An unknown force, which stumped our finest scientists, caused the sun to rapidly expand and erupt in a radioactive storm which I can only assume destroyed our entire solar system. I do not know how long I floated, unconscious through the depths of space, but after a time...I awakened.

Like you humans, my race, the R'Zanii (ru-ZAH-nee) cannot survive without protection in the environment of space, yet as I looked about, I could see stars speeding past and knew I was where I should not...no, could not be. I was stiff I could not move a muscle, ever slowly I strained, eventually looking down to see what shape my body was in. When I finally was able to see, it appeared as if I were imbedded in rock. In time, I discovered I WAS the rock...somehow my consciousness fused with this piece of rock, perhaps from my planet, now hurtling through space.

I have no way of quantifying the time I spent floating across the universe, but it gave me time. Time to discover that I could move, I could think, and I could alter and eventually stop this rock...or rather, myself. What fate it was that when I finally learned to stop myself, I found myself on the edge of the universe of Sol. I could bore you with the details of how I discovered each and every of my powers, but let me simplify it and tell you that I found my way to Earth, armed with a new identity.

No longer was I U'Nari Karbiixa (OO-nar-ee kar-BEE-za (my original name)) but Sx'Tav Mattu'zhaa (suz-TAHV ma-TOO-za) or in your Anglo tongue, simply AstroTurf.

Powers - Permanent Density Control (Rock)
Elemental Control (Earth)
Flight (+Space Flight)
Immunity (Aging, Pressure, Suffocation)
Super Strength
Plus lots of little extras

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Postby bwgwl » Tue Apr 15, 2003 5:15 pm

Isaac Lidman hated everyone. He worked a dead-end job as an accountant for a large multi-national corporation, stuck in a tiny office with no windows and a computer ten years out of date. His co-workers were mean to him, women avoided him, and he hadn't had a friend since elementary school.

It wasn't his fault! He simply wished everyone could understand how they were always wrong about everything and that he, Isaac, alone understood the way things really were and really ought to be. If only he could show them the errors of their ways!

Everything changed one night. Isaac was working late, because his stupid boss couldn't understand Isaac's true genius and had instead put him on some inane number-crunching project that took hours and hours to complete. Alone in the building, Isaac seethed with disdain and hatred as he plugged away at the numbers. Then, an unusual power surge raged through the building, through his computer, and into Isaac's nervous system.

All the electricity in the building immediately switched off. Although it was now pitch-black, Isaac could still "see" his surroundings, after a fashion. Moreover, he discovered that it was his will that was keeping the lights out -- if he concentrated, he could control the flow of electricity in the area.

Becoming the masked entity Blackout, Isaac now uses his powers to take out his frustration on a world that obviously doesn't understand him and hates him. Under the cover of darkness and power outages, he robs banks, jewelry stores, and other places, showing his disdain for the laws of normal men.

powers: Darkvision, Obscure (sight), Drain Energy (electricity)

next up, an easy one :wink: ..... The Green Ronin!
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Postby SmokestackJones » Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:39 am

The Green Ronin

Mi-Sikk was the one of the finest warriors in feudal Japan. His blade could cut through anything, his eye was sharp as an eagle, he was as fast as the wind...

...but he had a weak stomach.

Mi just couldn't stand the sight of blood. One look and he would heave. His friends and family nicknamed him "The Green Ronin" and he and his family lost face. To atone for this, he fled his province to learn at the master-Wo-Tsee, the best maritla arts instructor in the land.

Wo-Tsee taught him how to be tough in body as well as mind. Soon he was slaughtering his enemies without a thought of losing his lunch. He now felt he was ready to return and prove himself.

Unfrotunately, while exploring a cave, he managed to fall into a time warp and ended up in a strange land: Earth, Present-Day. He also discovered that his queasiness came back, but now he had full control over it, using it as a devistating, blinding attack so he can go in for the kill.

A few super-groups managed to get him in touch with the Atom Family, who are working on a dimensional portal for him.

Mi-Sikk now operates by himself in the city they call Freedom, looking for a way back to his home, fighting injstuces and leaving a mess afterwards. The criminals have every reason to fear the man with the sword they call The Green Ronin.

Powers: Strike, Super-Dexterity, Weapon, Energy Blast (PS: Dazzle)

Next: Spud (The Mighty Tuber)
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Postby mdf2 » Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:59 am

SPUD (The Mighty Tuber)

They say plants are responsive to music, and grow better. So many people have radios near their greenhouses.

IF, however, your radio doesn't work well, and you consistently get only two stations playing either...

1) Stompin' Tom Connors 'Bud The Spud'

OR

2) Andy Kaufman's version of the 'Mighty Mouse' theme song

ALL THE TIME

Your plants are going to get some mighty strange ideas.

When he first heard the music, Bud knew he was not like other potatoes. He was also intelligent enough to know a career as a trucker was out of the question. But saving the world?

Spud (he decided the name change was more appropriate) did research -- never mind how. The whole super-strength, flight, invulnerability thing? No problem -- he decided to do it -- and it was. His strange ability to control and influence plants was an enhancement of, as a wise old parsnip put it, his 'natural vegetable affinity'. And he always asks politely.

When he's not saving the world, Bud enjoys hanging out with his occasional fellow heroic partner and friend Lester the Lobster from PEI, or campaigning to get vegetarians and vegans to eat more meat and chicken. He's also campaigning for the development of a vegetable super-group, the Just Produce League.

Powers: Flight, Super-Strength, Armour, Combat Sense (all them eyes!), Plant Control

Next up: The duo of...

SPROING AND SPRING, Master and Mistress of Slinkies!
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SPROING AND SPRING, Master and Mistress of Slinkies!

Postby WayneLigon » Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:57 am

Tomas and Clarencia de la Centeno look like any two normal residents of New York. Tomas is a bit overweight, and Clarencia has taken to hiding her crow's feet with sunglasses. They go to the grocery store, rent videos and all in all seem utterly normal. You'd never know about the millions in secret Swiss accounts, or the fact that they are both accomplished assassins.

Sproing and Spring (as they have been labeled by the press; the first reporter that stuck them with those names was the first person to die via Razor-Slinkie) are contract killers for hire, prices start at $250,000 and go up from there based on difficulty and fame. VISA and Mastercard accepted.

Neither assassin has shown metahuman powers: they are very accurate with their weapons, but haven't shown a superhuman level of ability. They carry and use several devices in their trade, all derived from the innocent children's toy: the slinky.

To date, Sproing and Spring have used the following:
Springheel boots
The Entangle Slinky: Expands to large size and wraps an opponent in steel bands.
The Razor Slinky: The inside edge is sharper than a scapel; their main method of killing a person.
The Delayed Blast Slinky: watch it go down stairs one at a time, slink slink BBOOOMM
The Barrier Slinky: Toss it, and it expands to create a 30' long barrier of razorwire.
The Hypnosis Slinky: Hold each end and let the spring compress and extend, over and over, you're getting sleepy...
Slinky Arms: Prosthetics worn on each arm that give them the ability to stretch, and contract.
Slinky Legs: Prosthetics that allow them to bounce onto rooftops and stretch several yards, letting them walk over obstacles and streets.


Next up: GREY FACE
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Re: SPROING AND SPRING, Master and Mistress of Slinkies!

Postby Cosmic Coyote » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:17 am

WayneLigon wrote:Next up: GREY FACE


You think you're life is bad? Try being burned alive and not dying.

I was a simple man, on my way home from work with my hands loaded down with groceries, when I was jumped my a local gang of punks. They kicked, punched and slashed me with their knives untill I was barely concious. That's when they poured the gas over me and lit the match.

There is no way I can describe the pain!

One thought kept playing through my mind while I was dying... "I'll make those bastards pay!"

Finally the pain stopped and I found myself in a wide grey field. There was nothing around. No matter where I looked, there was nothing but the big empty. Then the old man appeared.

He was the kindly grandfather type. He welcomed me to the afterlife. He also said that I had died before my time and that I could go back if I really wanted to.

I didn't have to think about that one! I agreed to go back.

Suddenly there was pain again. I opened my eyes and realized that the jerk had put me back in my charred, dead body!

But that turned out for the best. Now, with this body I can get my revenge on those who prey on the weak and helpless!

Powers: Body of ash(treat like body of sand), energy field: Fire, regenteration(PL10).

Next: S.C.R.E.A.M.

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Postby Crackerjack » Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:10 pm

Jack T. Ripper was a captain in the USArmy in WWII, a nightmare on the battlefeild and while he was never a good man before, when he got home he was even more of a menace. Though he had served his nation "honorably" and had received several awards for his "combat successes" which were more like massacring surrendering soldiers, he was considered a liability by the government. It was the night that he killed his fourth dog that the Men In Black Suits came for him.
Instead of being sentenced to an insane aslyum or executed for "newly discovered" war crimes, he was given the option to serve his nation once more. He became the first in the a radical government experiment, in which he became codename NightMare, the first in a nonsanctioned government team called S.C.R.E.A.M. (nobody outside the agency knows what the acronym means)

Other Members of S.C.R.E.A.M. -
NightMare: Can turn himself into a state of primordial goo that devours everything it faces.
Carnivore: Stichwork monster grafted with parts of a tiger, giant squid, and bear.
Hessian: German decapitated "corpse" that was found by American operatives, the head and body still alive and sentient somehow. The body is unkillable and the head can controll it from a distance.
Cockatrice: A dessicated mockery of what might of been a female with hair alight, who causes people to burst into flames with a mere glance.

Next: Wage-Slave, Desk-Jockey, and Cubicle-Monkey
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Postby Bard » Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:53 pm

Wage-Slave!:The Slaver of Wages

Bill Franckel was a relativly normal accountant. He had an appartment, he had a few friends...and he had a life that was going nowhere. But Bill Frankel had a power...oh yes he did! ANd he was going to use that power to show the world, to show them all!

What's Bill's power? Oh it's ever so simple: he can change writing on paper by thinking about it. Oh yes, there'd be no super-energy bolts for Bill. Oh no, he'd be an even more insidious villain.

Rewriting his tax returns so that the government owed him roughly the same amount of financial aid they'd pay to a small third world nation, Bill set about revenging himself on his enemies by...messing with their wages!

Oh yes, the payrolls of Mirton, Tilton, and Gruber: Accountants have never been the same since Uncle Sam owed Bill Franckel 450 million dollars...problems keep cropping up. And there's always that rumor floating around the office, of the cloaked man who shows up just before every pay day, laughing and rattling a pair of plastic chains. He is...

THE WAGE-SLAVE!
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Postby Bard » Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:03 pm

Cubicle-Monkey

Yeah, y'see...round about this time've year, folks in cubicle 78-B are gonna be startin t'hear things. Strange things.

They say that 78-B's bein' haunted by the ghost've Ian Simms, who got downsized cuz the boss din't like 'im on account'o the fact that Simms'd spilled some coffee on 'im first day.

Now, ole Simms was a weird one, he was always skulkin abouts, an you'd never see 'im till he was right behind ya askin for some pens...or a cuppa joe.

Noone knows what happened to 'im after he was fired...but they're sayin' that, t'this day, the ghost've Ian Simms still haunts cubicle 78-B, an he's always lookin' for that one pen he left behind.

The Truth (sort of

Simms, contrary to popular belief, is not dead. Nor was he fired on account of the infamous Coffee Incident. No, Simms was fired on account of geneticism, being that his boss found out that he wasn't fully human.

You see, Simms had several unique parahuman abilities, including the ability to turn invisible at will, to stick to walls, and to be inhumanly flexible. With the loss of his job and the stigmata of being a mutant branded on his file forever, Simms lost his home and was forced to live in his cubicle. By day he sleeps hidden behind a file cabinet, but at night emerges to steal Hostess Snack Pies and Dr.Pepper from the vending machines. Occasionally someone sees him sneaking about, and occasionally he rifles around the cubicle for more loose change.

Simms isn't really evil. He's more slightly insane with delusions of persecution. He really isn't all that bad looking either, though years of staying invisible all the time have caused his skin to take on chameleon-like properties, even when he is visible (meaning that he takes on the hue and texture of whatever material is touching his skin...possibly several at the same time!).

Occasionally he helps out the person currently staying in Cubicle 78-B, leaving small notes with lost objects signed "The Cubicle Monkey".
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Postby Angelsboi » Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:46 pm

next name?
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Postby Bard » Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:01 pm

Next Name: Imperatrix of Industry
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Postby Crackerjack » Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:09 pm

You guys like the members of S.C.R.E.A.M. ? Id like to run a campaign like that....
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Postby mdf2 » Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:24 am

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Postby Bard » Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:10 am

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Postby Cosmic Coyote » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:30 am

Bard wrote:Next Name: Imperatrix of Industry


Wow it's been a while!!!

As a child Richard Reed had two interests. Superheros and getting into places he wasn't suposed to be. So when he snuck into Champion's after it had closed and came across a set of silver disks with H-E-R-O inscribed on them, he just couldn't resist taking them.

As fate would have it, a security guard discovered young Richard holding the disks. Scared, Richard ran and accidentally struck the disks together. He exploded.

Or that's what he thought. When Richard awoke he found himself in the throne room of the city of "Industry" surrounded by a group of multi-hued humanoids.

They explained that Richard had activated the holy disk of Industry. Only when the need was greatest, could a worthy possesor activate the disks and call on the help of the Grand Imperatrix of their city. The Imperatrix changed places with the Disk-holder for one hour at a time.

Now Richard Reed looks for ways to help his fellow humans. Unfortunately since Richard only has the power of wanting to help others, the other heros of his city have a tendancy to try and rescue him, before he can call upon the Imperatrix.

Next: The Pendragon

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Postby bwgwl » Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:46 am

Arthur Penn didn't know much about his family heritage other than they came over from England way back when.

So it was quite surprising to him when a wizened old man came up to him on the street and began bowing and scraping before him.

The old man explained that he was Merlin the Magician (just recently escaped from Nimue's infernal cave) and that Arthur was, well, Arthur -- last heir of Arthur Pendragon, King of the Britons.

Of course poor Arthur was terribly confused and didn't believe a word of it. But when Merlin started using his magical powers, he began to wonder...

Not long after that, Merlin took Arthur down to the lake in the middle of the city park. As they were standing on the shores of the lake discussing ancient British history, a beautiful woman in sea-green robes strode out of the water and handed Arthur a sword.

Now reunited with Caliburn, Arthur had a sudden rush of memories infuse him. He remembered things from his entire lineage, all the way back to the original King Arthur and his father, Uther Pendragon.

Armed with his magic sword, Arthur now attempts to right wrongs and fight evil as the superhero "Pendragon."

powers: magic sword (Weapon), various immunities and super-stats, Regeneration (while he wears the scabbard). minions, leadership, Knowledge (British history).

next up: Monkeywrench!

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