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I'm looking for help with an idea. Specifically, I need a idea for a hero in my upcoming Mutants and Masterminds game.
(If you don't know what that it, its a superhero RPG.)

See, I've been helping out [livejournal.com profile] ziabandito555 out a lot lately, and he's writing a book about furry superheroes. (Okay, so it's kinda several books now whatever.) And while i've been having tons and tons fo fun doing that.... it's made coming up with a human superhero for my M&M game that's interesting very hard.

SO! I'm outsourcing this to the Intertubes. Bring me something interesting!

The setting is 1980's San Fransisco. The only other character in the game so far is The Comrade, an ex-Soviet Scientist who defected to the USA because Russia is no longer looking out for The People. She is crazy mad science at it's best.

The template I'd like to play? A paragon style hero (Think Superman/Wonder Woman). Possibly a star spangled hero even. But I haven't gotten the hook yet to make that Interesting.

Throw me some random ideas here folks. Anything, throw everything at the wall and we'll see what sticks. Though honestly any idea that isn't a Speedster, another inventor, or Multiple man will help. (All are previous characters and repeating is no fun.)

Date: 2009-07-24 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teirandragon.livejournal.com
For an example: the 49er!

A man granted powers from the inspiration and conviction of the people who went west during the California gold rush. Possibly a miner who found a magic lump of gold, possibly someone who just foudn that he embodied the can do spirit of the people going West.

Strong, a melee combatant, tough as nails and hard to kill. Probably a drunkard.

Good quote possibilities: "Back in my day, well okay back in my day we didn't have computers."

"Kids today!"

Bad things to avoid: Wabbit jokes, and devolving into a bad Yosemite Sam impersonation.

Date: 2009-07-24 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziabandito555.livejournal.com
Tao and Stripes: Chinese American Ben Hu. Gifted with the Bronze Eagle pendant a strange American artifact and the jade Tao Te Tsing brackelt which he mounted the eagle on. the two gifts melded together their unique powers and ancestry and he beleives became stornger int he synthasis. the melting pot as he calls it. Aanyone who holds the eagle is gifted with the power needed to defend America (there have been other holders throughout history and there are those deeply uncomfortable that a "chink" has it now). The jade bracelet is marked with the entire Tao in carefully crafted script and imparts knowledge and wisdom and was smuggled out to defend it from the cultural revolution. Tao and Stripes found that his natural talent at martial arts was multiplied to the superlative and he has become highly adept at reading and understanding people and their motives. He has become a defender of American ideals wrapped in Chinese philosophy and martial arts. A living weapon of style and patriotism. Optimistic and bright and happy to defend all Americans equally Asian and otherwise.

Date: 2009-07-24 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziabandito555.livejournal.com
Green Star: Enviormentalist born out of the 1970's green revolution. An accident at a national park sparked his ability to control wildlife and plants and an empathy for all life. Healing powers and minor skill at controlling life. Bitter with the 80's but wishing to spring forth new growth in protecting the wild and brin the green into cities. Wishes to teach and protect. Hates environmental terrorists and polutters equally.

Date: 2009-07-24 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nickylion.livejournal.com
Hmmm...1980's San Francisco, hmm?

The Village Person. Hailing from the Castro district, this Man is literally the spirit of the nascent gay-rights movement. With the strength of 10 angry lesbians (or 1000 gay men), he fights for Truth, Justice, and the right to wear Spandex and Leather.

You did outsource this to your friends list.... :P

Date: 2009-07-28 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkjeremiad.livejournal.com
Ohhh Ohh... I like it.

But if your going for 'Hero' every good team needs the mythological team-mate. The Thor's and Isis' of the heroic pantheon.

So why not go for something a bit-off the cuff...

A hero version of Psyche, Demigoddess of Beauty, blessed or cursed with a visage that can grind the soul into loves bitter slavery... Yet equally stirs the ire and bitterness of those who dont find your particular gender all that attractive.

wanna have some campy fun.. make it a drag queen/king

Date: 2009-07-24 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skiprudder.livejournal.com
Zia got my mind running here...

What about a Japanese-American woman (or man) who's earliest memories are growing up in the West Coast internment camps? Perhaps in her youth she was wild and angry at what the US had done to her family, but some back story has happened, and now she fights for the US so that nothing like that ever happens again.

Date: 2009-07-24 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ziabandito555.livejournal.com
She was saved by a flag waving American hero and now she has taken up his mantle as Emancipator. gifted with amazing strength and the ability to know when someone is purposely telling a lie?

Date: 2009-07-24 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] palladinthug.livejournal.com
Hero Lost in Time

Like the White Knight, and a Cowboy roughrider one thing remains constant throughout all time, the world needs saving. You don't let the constants of the time stream or a sudden lapse of understanding complicate things. People are in trouble and you save them, it's that simple.

Unconventional means, fierce devotion on a level no modern person can understand, and a certain air of dignity that no other person of the current age can match.

Naivtivity and method are your coping mechanisms. Your displaced and feel it constantly. Does it stop you from doing your job? No, but it has you awe struck at the simplest of convinces.

Your strength and power is unquestioned. People read and told stories of you long before you arrived. Many have awaited your return, and hold you dear as an idle.

Date: 2009-07-24 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] palladinthug.livejournal.com
Have you put in a super sleuth or detective oriented character yet?

How about a naturally occurring Hero like , *shudder*, Captain Planet. Only less gay.
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