Superhero Worldbuilding

The basic steps of this game are straightforward. You create a character and lore around them. And that lore becomes part of the world. You are allowed to connect your characters backstory with any other previous characters made in this thread as long as it doesn't contradict there sheet. (in fact it's encouraged, helps makes the world feel connected).

Only two things are established in this universe at the start, This is about a superhero world (you are allowed to make people who are not superheroes, Just remember they live in a superhero world) and the action mainly takes place on Earth (although there's nothing wrong with going a little bit more sci-fi with some characters.)

Character name: John Aacharappan AKA: Hothead

Nation: America, California

When they first appeared: 2010

Race: Native American, Tribe Miwok

Affiliated group if any: USA/California government

Backstory: California has a long history with forest fires and with the rise of global warming this is only intensified and the job of simple firefighter has become more dangerous every day. The government decided to issue a special protocol. With the help of America's best scientists creating firefighting Mech mk1. They decided to give the first of these suits to one of their best firefighters, John Aacharappan.

As for John himself he has nothing particularly interesting in his life. Becoming a firefighter to help his community. He became somewhat famous for his rescue operations druing critical fires around local cities. He was given the firefighting Mech mk1 which he nicknamed Hothead

Description: Wears a power suit back similar to Iron Man. His power armor is the same color as a fire truck being mostly red with hints of white on the side of his arms and legs. Two huge hoses are mounted on his arms. His helmet is clear red except for yellow helmet visor. On his back is a huge storing container split into two parts, One for water and another for liquid carbon dioxide.

John himself is a 6ft man with long black hair, blue jeans and a gray t-shirt with

Personality: John is a quiet man, doesn't like public attention and doesn't like to see himself as a superhero to the point that he refuses to take interviews or merchandising deals. He sees himself as a simple firefighter.

A big fan of nature and especially animals. so much so during his Crusades he frequently tries to help the animals as well. One time he saved a entire bear family by carrying them on his back away from a forest fire.

John sees himself as the enemy of Fire to the point of talking like it's his arch-enemy. he's a lot more of a rescue operator than the person who beats up super villains. Rarely if ever bothers himself with criminals.

Special abilities: The suit gives him super strength, he has special jet boots that allow him to jump really far and special shock absorbers to allow him to land without harm. his Left-Hand is able to shoot water and his right can shoot liquid carbon dioxide. His suit can also withstand heavy Heat up to 1,700F.

Affiliation with other characters: (To be added)

Theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMyHJhe2ggM

Character name: Rico Fernandez

Nation: Spain

When they first appeared: late 830 AD

Race:Vampire, Blood Knight

Affiliated group if any: Sangre Rosa (his Vampire Family of the Night), Jusas' Thorn (the branch of the family that kills supernatural threats to their power)

Backstory: Once a stable boy of 25, he was turned by a vampire lord when he was hired to kill rival of a human noble. He was one of the few humans to show he had spirt, and so was slowly turned into a vampire to preserve that spirit. Given the proper education for the part, he became a highly skilled warrior, fighting for the Sangre Rosa's ambitions as they secretly rulled spain, and made full use of the Spanish Inquisition for like all vampires, can feed on the radiant energies released by certain emotions (in their case, Fear and rage seem to be prominent).

Every few decades he will go off on his own to explore or join a mercenary force to keep up to date.

He joined the American Branch where he has been dealing with threats to the Family in that hemisphere for nearly 200 years. A highly skilled soldier and warrior, he always gets the job done.

Description: 5 ft 10 inches, a welll fit 180 pounds, tan skin, black hair with bits of grey. Usualy in casual t shirt and black denim, but will often pull out the Italian suit for when he wants to be spiffy.

Personality: Calm, collected, usualy prefering quiet moments with a book. Very serious most of the time. The only times you will see him act anything but is when he has full controle of a situation and will then toy with his prey, the occational video game, or he had a bad day and needs to unwind by marithoning the entire collection of Clasic Universal Movie Monsters.

Special abilities: 3 times humans Strength at his weight class. 4 times endurance. Rottweiler bite force. Retractable canines and claws. Excelerated healing. Can regrow a severed limb in a day's time. well versed in all manner of weapons and learning new ones and even crafting his own. Can climb like a gecko but with the speed of a cat going up a tree. Can form whip up to 15 feet. Can use up his energy stores to increase the potency of any of these.

Can eat and drink normal stuff, but only if his power reserves are full. He used to beable to go to any warzone and be satisfied for months on end, sometimes even years. Now has to bing it as whatever horror movie, haunted house, or holloween displays at a theme park to keep from killing someone every few months. He can also drink blood which gives him both energy and the nutriance at the same time.

He can go in the day light, but he can obsorbe solar energy and even electricity through the skin, and maycatch flames if he obsorbs too much. Makes fighting a proper vampire all the more fun as they will have no fear of running out of juice. About a dogs sense of smell, nigh vision, some mind reading and controle on the untrained mind, a bats hearing. Can transform into a Raven or a mutt if needs be for travel, although can sustaind a brass medalist's level of speed for a short time.

Slight avertion to silver, significan't damage to heart or head can kill him, and he only barly survived being beheaded once, and it took him 5 months to recover from the experiance (if they had waited a 5 seconds longer he would have been dead). Gets irritated real fast by glory hounds and fools

Affiliation with other characters:

Joannah Smith: His apprentice. A victem of a pair of thugs he was hunting, he tried to feed on the fataly wounded young woman when the police arived. Fleeing with her, he was surprised she was taking to the vampire life rather easily. She has since become his apprenitce.

Karlyal Green: Rico's go to tech guy and hacker. He is a very lonly Otaku.

Natasha Ravenwood: Despite only being 200 years old, this born vampire surpases all expectations. Like all vampires, she is vein and arrogant but she at least knows how to temper it. She is incharge of the North Eastern North American Branch of the family and will not tolerate incompetence, treachery, or failure.

Zackary Trueborn: A noble turned around the same time Rico was, he is also very irritated that the commoner surpasses him in nearly every way, and seeks to remedy this. Rico, for his part, hates working with the glory hound as glory hounds usually screw up a mission.

Bill Hook: A Gargoyal living with his small tribe in Saint John's Cathedral, he protects his territory very meticulously. He has a tenuous truce with Rico to help him with this.

The Taylor: He does all the repairs and tayloring for all the things that go bump in the night. Rico goes to him largly because he is a big gossep and his sources are usualy true.e

Sin: A being that runs the "Dark Pleasure District," Sin makes sure that the cliants wanting its particular brand of pleasures are very satisfied. No one knows if Sin is male, female, or even a single being.

Bishop: Once a young prist, he was seduced and fed upon by a vampire durring the French Revelution, and it took him 50 years to controle his hungers for the flesh. Currently the go to man for the rival clan for getting soldiers to fight for their cause, namely gange bangers and mercinaries. He has crossed paths many times with Rico, and many times has found a way to escape.

The Bear: A large Russian werebear, he is a body guard and hitman for one of the Russian Mob Families.

Trueheart: The unseen head of Trueheart industries, he has been pulling the strings of the Underworld in the United States long before the original 13 American colonies. He often pits gangs against each other to see who will survive, and take those lucky few into his fold. No one knows who he truly is, and Rico can only suspect, be has run into him many times, and each one nearly killing him.

Character name: Mr. Brooks AKA: Suffering He also goes by Trueheart in some backroom dealings

Nation: France in the city of Paris as of now

When they first appeared: history was not written yet that fair back

Race: No one knows

Affiliated group if any: If it was evil, he had his hand in it. Trueheart is one of his beast know.

Backstory: Very few things are known about this being only that he is the champion of suffering and Evil. throughout history he has influenced people to cause pain. War, Genocide, Rape, famine, Reality TV he has always helping speared. It should be noted as while he helps these atrocities go along he never gets his hands dirty. Humanity ultimately chooses to follow his evil ways. In a Twisted way he sees humanity as his children, the perfect embodiment of evil.

Currently he lives in Paris as a Rich tycoon. Using his influence to cause suffering

Description: A man in a black suit that wears with a fedora, the most evil of hats. The only thing that makes him extinguishable from a normal human are his eyes which are black as coal. He covers them up with sunglasses.

Personality: once again not much is known except for two things. He likes to cause suffering but at the same time has a strange affection for Humanity. As his Mr. Brooks persona he doesn't really talk that much only sits in his office. The only frustration he ever has is when a human resists his control. A human to him is the purest form of evil so this resistance baffles him.

Special abilities: Can influence the cold hearts of humans and other life forms. the more darkness in a person's heart the easier it is to control.

Affiliation with other characters:

Hothead: He cannot even get a grip on the darkness in hothead heart. This infuriate suffering, he assumes that hothead is a an entirely different being in human different skin.

Primord: An easy being to manipulate, like most people, Primord confuses his evil with well-intentioned feelings. Suffering likes this one

Boomerson Bombat: The original Boomerson Bombat is what Suffering saw as the perfect being. The others have been not as good but still easily manipulated.

Rico Fernandez: A long time ago suffering created the vampire curse but one of these curse being have caused some difficult be surprisingly enough. Rico despite having the gift of Pure Evil he has shown that weakness that is compassion. He's been trying for centuries to capture him for centuries trying to find out how he can resist him. He also leads Trueheart industries which has become a sore spot for Rico.

Character name: Trent Capafamilia

Nation: United States, California

When they first appeared: 2020

Race: Italian, Jew and Scottish

Affiliated group if any: Illuminati

Backstory: The heir of a branch of the secretive Illuminati, his parents tried to give him a normal life but with an untimely death, his aunt took to educating him. Weapons, literature, language, even how to control his virgining pyrokinetic and psychokinetic powers. However an attack and a possession in the middle of highschool gym class unleashed his a true secret of his heratage: his demon blood. First a demon, then an angel, and both ready to fiht.

Along with his friends, an army of demons that sided with hm, and a pair of angel advisors, he will fight against acultists, rival illuminati, and the forces of hell, and the ever present acne problem.

Description: Human form: 5 foot eight fifteen year old and still growing. About hundred and sixty pounds, has flab but also enough properly proportioned muscle for a fight. Short Brown hair, fair skinned. Green eyes

Demon: 6 foot two inchchs, black hair that goes below the shoulder blades, a three pairs of small horns (was inspired by the cover of Diablo 2), kinda techno goth club attire with a silver vampire belt buckle. Bat Wings when he needs to fly. Red Eyes

Angel: CLassy vest and kackies, with a duster that he can remove. A pair of white eagle wings, foot long green spiky hair, green eyes. 6 foot 2 inches.

Personality: Human: Sarcastic, shy at times, but willing to throw down to help someone in need. Gets frustrated easily, but is still a decent person (hence the angel form he is still getting used to). He does not like guns but respects them and is willing to use them to get a job done if needs be. Prefers to end a fight then prolong it.

Demon: Much like his human form but more vicious and brutal. Mostly toys with more powerful foes as its much more fun to let the mighty loose their cool. That and it makes them easier to take down.

Angel: Much like human. Polight, to the point, will loose cool in a righteous rage is invoked. At which point, the foe is good as dead.

Special abilities:

Human: Weapons Training in Handguns, Shot Guns, Assault Riffles, K-Bar, Throwing Knives. Telekinesis (mostly a lot of moving objects or foes, Darth Vader Choke), Pyro Canises: Can adjust radiant temperature by ten degrees within 30 feet of him, shoot flames out of hands, ignite things within a thirty foot radius). Can conjure some weapons, namly a rope dart and a Roman Gladius. Eventually a arming sword and a war ax that are bonded to him. Too much use of psychic power can give him a headache. He is used to it enough that the first sign he will stop using them but it can be distracting and might be in a bad spot to stop using them.

Angel and Demon Transformations: Perks: Regeneration. If he is on the verge of death he can turn into them automatically, but unless they are in their own standby mode to recover, he can transform into demon at will. Both can shoot blasts of energy, fly, transform into other creatures, and massive boost to strength and endurance. Liabilities: HE still feels pan and human emotion which the latter is often heightened. It also goes a high calorie intake, so they often have to feed on something to rejuvenate it.

Demon: Fires energy beams or a barrage of balls from hands. Beams are more accurate and powerful but can be more painful with long use, and use too much it will literaly blow up in his face. Also usualy more limited to single targets or rows of enemies. Energy balls hit like a baseball from a MVP pitcher, but can hit a larger area. Basicly macross missile massiclere or beam spam.

Chains: Dragon headed chains shoot out of arms and heands to attack foes. As he grows and evolves so do they. At first they mostly grapple and bash an enemy. The heads have a bit of personality and can act as comic relief. If there is a power source like a plug or a power grid they can attach to it and power him up like a laptop cord.

Drain blood and energy via an vampiric bite, allowing him to gain back spend energy and calories.

Bats: can turn into a swarm of bats for getting through small areas or attacking multiple foes for an attack and feed at the same time.

Affiliation with other characters: (simply if you want your character to have history with another one then briefly writing it here, also if someone later down the list add your character you can edit your sheet to add something about their character.)

Weapons Conjured: This does take up a little bit of energy, and automatically puts a limit on them but he can get a pair of handguns, a pair of uzies, a bayoneted M-16, a minigun, a chainsaw (with Hockey mask) and a Rocket Propelled Grenade. Can also form an long sword, a oversized anime sword that can also summon lightnign strikes, and a combat knife.

Ultimate attack: Frenzy: he lets his pent up rage take hold and rips his foes literally apart with his bare hands. His strength and endurance triple from previously. May shoot black flames that will hurt him as they do more damage the more guilt or unrepentant sins one has.

Angel: Energy Beams, and shock waves. Beams do massive damage to a handful of targets, shockwaves stun and push foes back.

Broad sword and Claymore. Dirk. PAir of Pistols, Pair of MP5's, M4 Carbine with Target Assist, M-60, m-32 Grenade Launcher (The Six Shooter like what was used in Predator).

Bandages: Cloth Bandages spring out of arms, and can either electrocute a foe, drain them of excess energy, or strangle/break a neck. In Case of needing more energy may use them to grab a power source like a plug or a battery or a transformer.

Ultimate Move: Oblivion. When his anger is riles, he destroys everything evil until the anger fulling this attack is used up or the amount allotted for this has been. Targets the stronger evils. Against things as petty as stealing a candy bar. Trent does not like doing this as this more like atom bombing an area, and while it focuses on the greatest evil in the area it can hit strey lesser evils.

(Is there a limit to how many we can make? This took me an awful long time to do, but I think I managed to hammer something out.)

Name: Kevin O'Malley AKA Impact

Nation: America,from New York City, New York

First Appeared: 2019

Race: Metahuman

Affiliation: technically a vigilante with a support network

Backstory: Kevin O'Malley was your average kid, from New York City, raised by loving and religious parents. But when he hit puberty, that's when everything changed. Things started inexplicably moving around him especially when he was feeling angry or stressed. Things came to a head when he was being bullied by some older students. Kevin lost his temper, Nd suddenly all the glass in a ten-foot radius shattered. In the ensuing chaos, Kevin ran home. His parents were concerned that he was possessed by a spirit, so they asked a local priest to do an exorcism. Said priest, one Father Murphy, wanted another opinion, so he asked a friend, Professor Doug Hamelin, to do some tests. Sure enough, Kevin was a metahuman, one with a powerful telekinetic ability. Immediately Kevin went under training to control said abilities. Despite his initial misgivings, Kevin found himself really enjoying the freedom his powers gave him, to the point where he would sneak out to do do tricks in the city. His rise to heroism started out small - a robbery foiled here, a purse snatched stopped there, it got to the point where he started to become a bit arrogant, despite the warnings of his confidants. Things came to a head one night when he riled up a gang that followed him home and tried to kill his family. Thankfully, Kevin was able to stop them, but the realization of what he had almost brought about thoroughly chastised him. Kevin then decided to become a true hero and protect the innocent as the incredible Impact!

Description: Caucasian, short-cut dirty blond hair and brown eyes, lightly-muscled build. Costume consists of a black and green body suit, green boots and gloves, a green face mask with built-in goggles and a green cape. Otherwise, he usually wears a gray T-shirt underneath a green hooded jacket, jeans, and black and gray sneakers.

Personality: Generally, Kevin is a very quiet and reserved person, who doesn't speak much and spends lot of time drawing, reading comic books, playing video games, or listening to music. As Impact, however, he is more open and playful, whipping cracking jokes. Presumably this is because he feels more free and able to just let all his worries go. Otherwise, he is a kind and loyal person who go out of his way to help others in need.

Special Abilities: Telekinesis that allows him to fly, create force fields, lift objects, and enhance own speed/strength. Downsides- powers are weakened by stress/fear/distractions/etc; powers can be unwittingly triggered by strong emotions; requires a lot of concentration/focus/emotion to lift large objects.

Affiliation with other characters:
Dennis and Eileen O'Malley: Kevin's loving parents, who, while not entirely sure of their son's life choices, are also very supportive of him. Dennis works as a mechanic and Eileen runs a flower shop.
Father Robert Murphy: the priest at their local church and one of Kevin's confidants. A very religious man who is also open-minded to new ideas and willing to lend a hand when needed.
Professor Doug Hamelin: well-regarded scientist in the field of genetic research. Helps out Kevin whenever he can.

 

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