Superhero/Villain Submission

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Kirichaki

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Get your thinking caps on! It's time to create your own hero or villain! A few ground rules:

  • Don't be that cabin that makes the character who can do anything and everything.
  • Smash Camp fanfics will get 0 points. You have been warned.
  • Counselors will lock in the final character by saying that it's locked in and posting the complete, cleaned-up form.
  • You can decorate the form however you want, add sections, etc. as long as you have all of the required information.
THE FORM:

Hero/Villain Name:
The name that most people know them as when they’re on duty.
Real Name: Optional. It’s up to your judgment whether your character’s real name should be known.
Gender: Male? Female? Non-binary? Genderless???
Age: How old is your character?

Appearance: Give us an ORIGINAL FULL-BODY, FULL-COLOR ARTWORK of your hero or villain accompanied by a description of their appearance. Use complete sentences for the description. Give at least a paragraph.

Personality: Talk about your character's personality, such as how people see them, average reactions, interesting quirks, etc. Give at least a paragraph, but it’s recommended to be longer.

Brief Bio: How did your hero or villain come to be the way they are now? Tell us about the important events in their life so far. Give at least a paragraph, but it’s recommended to be longer.

Weapon(s): Optional. Use your judgment.
Power(s): What power(s) does your hero/villain have? If you’re using multiple powers, make sure they tie together somehow.

Other: Anything else that may be important for the rest of us to know. You can be creative here!
 

Felly

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I made a Google Doc for us to all collaborate on the written side of this, and you can access it here. It's set to be able to be edited by anyone who has the link, so don't share the link outside of the cabin!! (also if the permissions are wonky, lmk and i can fix them)

but when it comes to my strengths with writing, personally, i prefer writing characters that have a dark past and have some kinda complexity about them, so that's probably what i would go for if i were writing this. someone that can be a tough as hell badass one minute, but soft as hell and caring the next. kinda like mcgonagall from harry potter, i guess??? not really sure if we want to go for a superhero or a villain tho, idrc either way (and if i am the one writing it, i can work with it either way). If we do go for a villain though, do we want him/her/them/whatever their pronouns are to act alone or with henchpeople? If we go for a superhero, do we want them to be a lone ranger or someone as a part of a superhero crew?

I also think we should incorporate pink into this somehow, just because that's our cabin color and cabin pride and all that, but yeah.

I'll start dropping ideas in the actual Google Doc later after I get home from work and I'm ready to work on stuff, but I figured I'd at least get some basic discussions out there to get us rolling even though this isn't really due till tomorrow night.
 

ihsaan

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am totally down with that idea felly, i love caring hard-ass tropes. altho for the dark past let's try to not go SUPER overboard it's easy to get 2 edgy

who is good at art among us btw?

and i have super cool power ideas that i can try and workshop with y'all once everyone is active!
 

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I can draw out the concept art as long as I am given enough time. It's currently 1:45 PM over here and I'm not the fastest artist either, so I'd pretty much need to know what I should draw by around 5 PM. Also I'm best at drawing females. I can draw guys, but not the buff/muscle-y type of guys.

I'll leave an example of a character sheet I did for my character below. This was part of a K-pop idol!AU and my character was a newbie manager, hence the outfit. xD

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ihsaan

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ok so here's everything we've done on our hero so far

the name everyone seems to like so far is joule

she's a hero with energy absorption abilities (look at the docs for details) and her primary weapon is a small rod that becomes a whip or a staff when energised

kaori and i spoke about what she should look like and she drew some incredible art of joule, it's on discord atm but i think she'll be putting it up on the docs

i will be writing up the powers, weapons and appearance sections a bit clearer and felly will be writing up history and personality, all this is fuelled by cabin discussion on discord too

i think das it let's do this pals
 

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Hero Name: Joule

Real Name: Morgan Michaels

Gender: Female

Age: 25


Appearance:




Morgan stared at the mirror and sighed as she attempted to fruitlessly rub the weariness from her eyes. She couldn’t remember the last time they didn’t have bags under them. Her normally glistening, almost crystal-like pink eyes were glazed over, dull and as grey as the weather that day. The long lashes she used to adore as a teen were frayed and droopy, but she couldn’t care less. She went through her daily affirmations, reminding herself why she had to be Joule as she brushed out the tangled mess that was her bushy pink hair. Her meditative thoughts were interrupted by a wave of urges to just shave all of the bubblegum mess off, just as it did everyday. Her headphones looked at her from the edge of her dressing table, almost inviting her to drown out her thoughts. She finished brushing her hair and put the headphones on, and connected them to her form-fitting suit. It was strange that it was as comfortable or as effective in battle as it was, considering without any of her abilities or other equipment it looked just like any other black romper. She finally managed to connect the headphones to her suit and through the power of the cloud, music flooded her ears. She continued her post-power (hah) nap routine by hunting for her fingerless arm-length gloves. As she stood up she began examining her form in the mirror. She didn’t remember the last time she measured herself, but she couldn’t have been more than 5’6” at the time. She didn’t really care, being taller would have just meant extra work to keep her athlete’s body in check. Every inch of her caramel skin was marred with scars, bumps, bruises, burns and discolorations, but the worst of it was usually covered up by the gloves she just managed to find under her bed. She gave a cursory glance at her palms before putting them on. If her other injuries were bad her palms were horrendous. Constant contact with high-powered energy caused them to become very calloused and burnt. As always she slipped her gloves on and released a bit of energy, lighting up her dark, dingy room. As she got up and off her bedroom floor, the opera blasting in her ears was interrupted by an alert. Police radio chatter blared, alerting her that there was a shooting at a residential block in the city with several reported injured. Morgan gritted her teeth and scurried to put her boots on, suppressing thoughts about how surprisingly convenient high-heeled boots were for fighting. She put her pink visor on and it subtly glowed as it turned on, syncing with the suit. She activated her GPS, attached Dynamo to her belt. She broke an energy cube in her hand, absorbing it while putting her utility pack on. Her suit glowed a neon pink as she released the energy into her legs, heart and lungs, causing her already muscular legs to bulge. She gave one last look at her mirror, unfurrowed her brow and adopted the calm smile the public knew her for. Her eyes, now a violent bright pink shone through her visor and they seemed to say only one thing, she was a hero.


Personality:


  • Patient
  • Brave
  • Intelligent
  • Stubborn
  • Nervous
  • Hesitant
  • Emotional
  • Distant
  • Cautious
  • Pensieve
  • Adaptable

Like most adults, Morgan has matured and changed over the years. Those that knew her growing up would describe her as a carefree girl with a streak of recklessness. She was never one to intentionally hurt others, but she usually lacked foresight, in other words she was no stranger to mishaps. These were usually harmless and as a child getting away with mistakes meant those mistakes would be committed again. This also didn’t help with the superiority complex she had as a kid. You couldn’t blame her either, she was 7 and could make things disappear with her bare hands. Despite all this she has always wanted to use her powers for good, even before “the accident.” Although, this didn’t stop her from using them for mischief too.


Accidentally killing her best friend traumatised Morgan, making her do a complete 180. The girl that was once carefree and reckless turned into a girl that was cautious and fearful. The girl that was so eager to learn about her ability became a girl who was hesitant to even think about it. Trauma on this level is tough for even the most hardened of people, how could a little girl forced to keep the source of the trauma secret possibly cope? She would blame herself for what happened daily, her parents’ constant attempts at reassurances were met with rage. Why did they try so hard? Did they not realise she was a monster? A freak? A murderer? This dark spiral she entered was one that most people completely succumb to. She would have too, if it were not for that hero.


She eventually reached a point where she was okay with using her powers again, with no shortage of thanks to that mystery hero. Even getting out there and becoming Joule required her to take several steps to make sure that she could control her abilities. Some would argue that basing your entire arsenal as a hero on anxieties and fears was a folly but Morgan’s entire purpose is based on rectifying that mistake. She was to be a force of good and a force of good does not make mistakes. Even to this day she punishes herself mentally for the smallest of slip-ups. Her being the cause of one death destroyed her emotionally, to the point where at times, a second death would probably kill her. People around her struggle to understand this about her, causing her to lash out. She doesn’t have many friends as Morgan because of this, it takes a lot of energy trying to befriend someone with as much emotional baggage as her. Those who are her friends do find her to be very compassionate and loyal to a fault.


As Joule her persona is someone that is kind, warm and caring. She suppresses all negative emotions that she has, and acts as a symbol. Every time someone sees a bright pink bolt, they would know that they were safe. She often goes in costume in public and just speak to people. She didn’t admit it to herself, but being Joule was also an escape, it made her feel like she was in control.


Morgan is an intelligent young woman who has learned to adapt to her surroundings and the situations around her. Her shining grace is her ability to almost slow down time in her head to completely analyse a situation and figure out the most optimal way to complete an objective without harming anyone. This intelligence does come with its problems, however. She has a tendency to appear condescending and controlling because of her tendency to want to complete tasks in the most efficient way. Interestingly enough, this mostly applies to when she’s Joule. As Morgan she couldn’t care less about things that need doing, if it doesn’t concern hero business or her closest friends. It’s hard for her to find purpose in things besides that.


Brief Bio:


The world is a strange and mysterious place. Most people don’t know this, or they just try to ignore it. People with powers hide among us, aliens roam the streets disguised as cats and reptilians control the internet. So when Connie Michaels gave birth to a glowing baby with pink eyes and hair, scientist and brand new father Levent Michaels was only mildly taken aback. The doctors chalked it up to a genetic anomaly, some form of “albinism” as they said, seemingly oblivious to the glowing child. Connie absolutely fell in love with her and as she met the baby’s eyes, it was obvious she did too. Instead of crying as most newborns did, she giggled and her pink eyes glimmered.


Simply put, Morgan was born with the gift of energy absorption and manipulation. Though it didn’t fully manifest until she was about three years old, she has the ability to absorb and manipulate energy, whether it be from a living being or an inanimate object. She didn’t know it then and would not for far too long, but this ability is due to an alien parasite that implanted itself into her mother’s brain. Connie wasn’t technically Morgan’s mother, this alien called an osmodite was. Her father was aware of the existence of special abilities and extraterrestrials. It was poetry that she was born to him, considering he was a government employed scientist who studied these special humans. All this information is completely unknown to Morgan, mostly because once Levent found out she was special, he made sure to keep it as subtle as possible. He knew his daughter would become a guinea pig if his team ever found out about her, so all he could do was lie to his daughter and wife.


From Morgan’s perspective, she lived a relatively normal life. She had a loving mother and father, and she made friends pretty easily. She loved life and having fun, though she didn’t think too much about her actions, as most kids do. Thankfully nothing she did was too bad, just the occasional prank here and there. Once her powers began fully manifesting, her father became a lot more strict. He designed bracelets for her to wear that would subdue her abilities and ensure that she would not be able to disintegrate anything or make a scene. Morgan, being as clever and resourceful as ever, immediately found a way to take the bracelets off, slipping them back on when she was home. While she now used them in public, her powers were still weak and she was still subtle about them. The one time someone had seen her glow they became terribly scared and would not speak to her for a whole week. She hated that feeling of isolation; she liked having friends and being an only child meant she was prone to loneliness. So all she used her powers for were harmless pranks and magic tricks. This all changed in the 8th grade, the year of the incident.


It was a normal snowy day, like any other in January. A boring math class was going on that Morgan had decided she was too good for. She waited on a snowy swing, in the school playground for her best friend, Jade. She was also the only person besides Morgan’s parents who knew about her powers. They were planning on breaking into the staff closet and raiding their candy drawer. Morgan had other ideas though. They had said they would meet on top of the monkey bars, as they normally did, but what Morgan decided on was to disintegrate a bit of the monkey bars, cover it with snow and get Jade to climb first. It was a simple prank, the ground was covered with soft snow, it wasn’t meant to hurt her. Morgan was smart like that, even her pranks she would try to make harmless. She was apparently not smart enough, as Jade fell down and cracked her head on a rock that was obscured by the snow. Morgan laughed at Jade’s motionless corpse for a while, unaware that her friend was no more, until whites were saturated with a crimson hue spreading throughout it. Morgan ran towards her friend and tried to wake her up, and when there was no response, something clicked inside her, causing her powers to activate and go haywire. She could see Jade’s body slowly disintegrate before her eyes, but for some reason her hands were affixed to her friend’s coat. She was sobbing and yelling, but by the time someone came, her friend was gone. It was chalked up to a disappearance and no one but Morgan’s parents knew the truth. Even the blood on the snow was disintegrated, there was no evidence of Jade even physically existing left.


“The accident,” as Joule prefers to call it, destroyed her. She didn’t attend school for months after the incident, and it took a great deal of coercing to even convince her to do anything. There were days where she wouldn’t eat, let alone take care of herself. The once cheerful girl spiraled into a dark place. She shut herself in her room and stayed there, in the dark, for hours at a time. She hated herself for her powers. She hated herself for taking those bracelets off. The sight of Jade’s motionless body haunted her dreams, the body that not even her own parents could bury. Jade’s mother would often come visit Morgan, telling her that Jade would come back, more to reassure herself than Morgan. Eventually, Levent decided it would be better for them to move towns, hoping it would help Morgan forget. But she never did.


Things weren’t really better at her new school, she didn’t really want to make friends; she was too scared of hurting them. Even though her dad imposed stronger bracelets on her, she was still scared, scared she would kill again. Her life was a downwards spiral and even her parents were slowly losing hope. Her fateful meeting with that hero was what helped her get better.


Morgan was 17 then, almost nearing the end of highschool, going home alone as usual, when suddenly, she heard a gunshot and a scream. This was unusual, the neighbourhood she lived in had almost negligible crime rates. For some reason, this spurred something inside of her. She broke into a dash, towards the source of the scream. It was a woman; she had just been mugged of all her things and was in tears. Morgan dashed towards the criminal, intent on stopping him. The criminal, on hearing the noise of running, turned around and cocked his gun at her. Morgan didn’t care at this point, she didn’t care if she died, she didn’t care if getting shot would hurt her. If she died helping someone, then at least she would have helped someone at the end. She closed her eyes and jumped forward when she heard the criminal yelp. She opened her eyes in surprise and saw the criminal stuck to the ground, as if he was nailed down and next to him was a person in a trenchcoat and metal mask. They looked at Morgan and said four words that stuck with her, “You’re a good one.” She blinked in surprise and they were gone. They were just like her, special. She knew what she must do, what she must become.


It took her awhile, but when she was finally ready to use her powers in front of other people, she had been training by herself in her room daily, both physically as well as her powers. She was 19 and going to college when she thought she was ready. It took time for her to even be comfortable using them with her parents in the room, let alone to become like that hero. She knew her parents would be completely against the idea of her becoming a hero, so she took the money they gave her for college as well as some tools from her dad’s basement lab. She repurposed the bracelets into a prototype for what’s now called Dynamo. She ran away to the closest city and found a job at Subway. At night, she would patrol the streets as Joule. Using the fame and recognition she garnered from her career as Joule, she was able to procure better equipment and materials. While she may struggle with her own demons, she’s served her city well and is loved by its citizens. She is Joule, and she is a superhero.


Power(s): Energy Absorption and Manipulation:


Joule has the ability to absorb and manipulate all forms of energy. Her primary usage of the ability involves absorbing the energy of objects via touch, leeching the forces keeping the object together, causing it to disintegrate. The time it takes for her to absorb the energy, as well as its amount depends on the nature and size of an object (the time taken to absorb energy is proportional to the energy gained). She can also incrementally drain objects of energy, taking only what she needs and it would not be completely disintegrated.


When Joule touches an object and activates her power, it would become encased in a pink, almost velvety aura, the same aura that emanates from her suit. The maximum area this aura can occupy is about a 10 foot cube, meaning objects being absorbed of energy must fit into this area. To disintegrate structures beyond this size, she would have to chip her way along. When absorbing multiple objects, Joule has to be touching some part of every object and their combined size must not be beyond her aura capacity.


While the easiest use of her ability is absorbing ‘inactive’ forms of energy, she is also able to absorb ‘active’ forms, like electricity, heat or sound. In the case of sound, she can detect and absorb vibrations in the air; this is discussed in more detail in ‘Other.’ Heat or electricity can be absorbed too, but it doesn’t stop these volatile forces from damaging her. While it is faster to absorb a free form of energy, her power is still not instantaneous. She would not be electrocuted as fast a regular human when holding a live wire, but she would only absorb the electricity for as long as she can handle the pain. This is augmented by the fact that a lot of the energy would not be absorbed and would simply travel through her body, potentially damaging her even further. Another facet of her absorption is slowing the momentum of objects. To put it simply, if Joule activates her ability at precise times, she can negate or decrease the impact of catching or being hit by objects. This requires a great deal of focus however, meaning her offences would completely go down.


While she has a severe distaste for it, Joule can absorb energy from other humans. She has, on occasion, disintegrated a rat or a bug when in desperate need, but she has to be especially desperate to turn the power on another person. The energy absorbed from a human isn’t even especially good, breaking down the cells does give a fair bit of energy, but she’d receive the same by disintegrating a large piece of bark. If she were the type of person to use it on humans, it would be to disintegrate their body parts. This is still hard to do as she needs constant physical contact for any damage, meaning a simple hard shove would be enough to ensure zero damage. A facet of her ability that she has only tapped into once before, is the absorption of other human souls. If she kills someone by disintegrating them, she would take their soul into herself, drastically increasing her powers. Before she absorbed that fateful soul, her aura was restricted to things in her hands and her energy blasts were mere light shows. It’s unknown how far her potential would go if she were to ever throw away her humanity.


But what can she do with absorbed energy? The most straightforward applications are enhancing her strength and endurance or expelling the energy from her hands in pink blasts of pure energy. She can also use the energy to create a second skin, protecting her from damage. These, while powerful, are not the most effective ways for her to use her powers, which is why she has a useful array of equipment.


Dynamo: Her primary weapon is a small mechanical rod made of an alloy designed to absorb and contain pure energy. It is able to extend, hollow out or break up into several parts. She calls it Dynamo. It has 2 forms, a whip and a staff, activated by variable amounts of energy released into it. The whip form requires high energy, causing the rod to break up into a handle and several small rings connected by pink energy. As opposed to the soft aura that she normally emanates, this energy is harsh and crackling, restricted only by the rings. The whip form is Joule’s primary form of attack and its length and strength depends on how much energy she releases. Its length and flexibility allows Joule to disarm opponents or target limbs for incapacitation. The alloy rings act as a check, giving the energy a form as well as preventing it from killing her enemies.


Dynamo’s staff mode is Joule’s subdued, more defensive approach. The rod breaks into 3 hollow pieces, connected by energy, more akin to her calm absorption aura. It does not require a lot of energy and is simply a way for Joule to protect against enemies that get too close. She can also use it to shoot more focused bolts of energy.


Other: Joule also has a lot of equipment to augment her abilities.


Visor: It is connected to her suit and gives real-time, specific readings of her energy levels. It is also connected to her gloves, so activating her ability while touching an object would show her the potential energy in it. The visor also has night-vision, thermal-vision and video calling capabilities!


Suit: Joule’s suit is pitch-black with faint pink markings that glow brightly whenever she uses her powers. Like her trusty Dynamo, it is made with a fibre that has energy storage capabilities. So, it can also act as a secondary-energy source for when her body cannot store enough. If she has surplus energy, the suit would remain bright even while her powers are inactive. The stored energy in her suit bolsters the fibre, causing it to be more durable with increasing energy. A belt carrying Dynamo attaches to it.


Gloves: Her gloves are made of the same fibre as the suit, except reinforced with materials to make it especially damage resistant. This way she can absorb more volatile forms of energy with lower risks of damage. She can redirect stored suit energy into the gloves, allowing her to release the energy stored in her body as well as the suit at once. This results in a massive blast of energy that Joule keeps as her final gambit.


Utility pack: This is a multipurpose pack that contains several pre-made energy blocks. Energy blocks are simply blocks of alloy charged with energy that Joule absorbed in advance. These are made to disintegrate immediately, giving her a boost in times of need. She can also overcharge these blocks and throw them, creating mini explosives.


Headphones: As mentioned prior, Joule has the ability to absorb vibrational energy. When she absorbs vibrations, her suit stores them and the headphones, which are connected to the suit, ‘decodes’ them. This allows her to enhance the faintest vibrations so she can hear them, giving her enhanced hearing. She can absorb any energy that was once sound and decode it too, but depending on how complex the energy is, the time taken varies. For example, she can absorb radio waves to spy on radio chatter.
 
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