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What inspired your character?

Post by Reyn » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am

Another dumb ooc thread but I'm curious

What inspired you to make your character???? What inspired their various aspects??? etc

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Post by Rob » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am

You did <3

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Reyn » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:55 am

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Post by Annasiel » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:20 am

In all honesty you inspired GK so that's accurate for me
I look in the water and fear what I see
I know it's no stranger but I know it's not me
My life is a lie that was uttered in jest
If I can't change at all, let me rest

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:10 pm

In all seriousness, Rob was inspired a lot by Astro Boy and Pluto. He was also inspired, currently, by the works of Nihei Tsutomu and his dystopian cyberpunk worldbuilding.

Drake (Hellboy) was inspired by the whole Mignolaverse and Lovecraft mythos while Plainsville was literally a mix-up between Kirlian Frequency and Nightvale. However, I have been drawing some inspiration from Constantine, Solo Leveling and D&D in general for his upcoming stuff, while still looking after Lovecraftian stuff and Hellboy stuff.

Drago was inspired by Sebas from Overlord initially, but his idea is more of a gentleman thief of sorts. Overall, badass old men from the media, Musashi's Book of Five Rings, the whole Rocky series and there's probably more but I really can't tell.

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Mach2 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 am

Tremor is actually a cooler revamp of a character I ran years ago for an RP that died.

The previous RP was 'useless super heroes'. A training academy for people who had powers that were too useless to be employed by other government / military agencies. Turns out, a kiddo who makes shockwaves that knock out everyone around her and herself also works well for Sandbox!

Talia is hugely inspired by Kilgrave in Jessica Jones.

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Reyn » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 am

Mach2 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 am
Talia is hugely inspired by Kilgrave in Jessica Jones.
same hat

CM was based on a song i heard and also the stanley parable to an extent

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by The Original » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:52 am

I decided to come up with this character because of Drake, but the essence of his build up is thanks due to Mav and Kaija; and their criticism into how I write, that I decided to change.

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Cthulhu » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:25 pm

What If - Doctor Manhattan was an absolute giant dick.

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Re: What inspired your character?

Post by Lord of Nothing » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:27 pm

Voracious

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Spawn- The tragic, supernatural Anti-Hero who uses their skills obtained in mortal life to defy the supernatural is the stuff that Septimus is built off. Spawn is a hideous and powerful monster of a character who seeks to use the powers he's been given to do good. Much like Spawn, Septimus was an admittedly vicious and adept warrior hand-picked to receive supernatural powers.

Much like Spawn's Necroplasm, Septimus' Vitae, or vampire blood is finite. So it benefits him to rely on weapons he used in mortality to overcome foes. Particularly ones who aren't worth his vampirific strength, speed and mind manipulating powers. This makes him have to drink far more blood than necessary. Against more advanced foes, Septimus is usually forced into using his unholy powers once more.

Quinlan (The Strain)- More of an aesthetic choice, this character inspired much of Septimus' background and some of his Demeanor. He is cold an calculated in the face of his enemies and has seen so much throughout his immortal life that he tends towards the route of no nonsense approach to logical things.

Dark Souls- The entire game in general to be honest. Even before I played it, it resonated a lot with me from a physical perspective. A character fighting a series of seemingly pointless battles and only going on and on to. Much of Septimus' journey resembles things from Dark Souls at times.

Secondly playing a big part is the way Septimus moves and feels. While he is fast and strong, there is a weight to how he moves, fantastic as it is. He may swing around a large sword with superhuman speed and strength, but the recovery time is something else entirely. Like the game, a lot of what Septimus' fighting style is more so based off powerful and decisive blows. His fighting style meant to be something which reward patience and seeks to avoid unnecessary expenditure.

Goblin Slayer- The character thematically resonates with Septimus in a great many ways. A character who takes care of the smaller things hiding in the darkness. Who refuses glory despite the fact that a lighter and more joyful world exists, he still found himself dedicated to slaying the supernatural monsters and staying in lesser known conflicts or the lesser known parts of grand concepts.

Septimus is meant to be the one who will pay attention to those things in the dark and ugly parts of the world no one pays attention to and talks about. And he will do these thankless tasks thanklessly because of the fact that it simply needs to be done. Lowly, unseen criminals and supernatural monsters were basically Septimus' Goblins. As in the sandbox, the villanous metahuman or alien is a larger, more overbearing threat. Comparable to Goblin Slayer's own Demon Lord. But it's also an obvious one.

A big part of this is that while Septimus is governed by addictions, a lot of what he does and the "hard" life he leads is by choice. Rather than by "being damned." Like Goblin Slayer, Septimus is quite rich and well off now. Even now, one can see that he could very well become a more "peaceful" or "well off" person. From a physical standpoint. But it wouldn't be very meaningful for him to just settle down and have a wife and kids.

Nosferatu (World of Darkness and the movie Nosferatu)- New and Old. At their core, the Nosferatu of this universe are very much the same in idea. An inhuman monster who hides in the shadows as opposed to within plain sight. One who's appearance in and of itself is one that is unmistakably unnatural. They are creatures of darkness and shadow. And this is where their nature is most inclined. Even those Nosferatu who can hide among man pay a heavy price for it, or have their illusions all too easily shattered.

The Vampires in this universe play heavily with themes of addiction, sin and the primal drives of the body that do not give regard to willpower when pushed, but keeps humanity around anyway. Not because of the fact that humanity in and of itself is necessarily directly capable of overpowering the flesh. But because humanity is useful. Still yet, the beast, the evil vampirific instinct which allows men to survive, pushes the man to sate his or her own urges.

Honorable Mentions

Blade- "The OG Daywalker." I wanted someone who walked in the day to symbolize something. Though I wanted a full blooded vampire.

Ghost Rider- "Suffer for your sins." Inspired Septimus' role in the superhero universe.

The Doomslayer- Rip and tear. "They knew he would come. As he always had. To feast on the blood of the wicked." While Septimus was originally meant to be an underdog, he can easily become like the doomslayer if he gives in. Becoming a creature of blood-boiling anger and tranquil rage such as during the events of Blossom.

Kratos (GOW 4)- Sometimes can be a good representation of Septimus' demeanor. A cold exterior doing what needs to be done. Though Kratos explicitly does not enjoy what he does, Septimus does to an extent internally. Though he does not like to show it.

Much like Kratos, Septimus seems to going through something of a "humanizing" aspect. And he does not necessarily interface well with people.
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