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I need a name for my character

Created by Ithrian, 3 y 6 mo 4 d ago.

I need name suggestions for my character in an RPG I am planning to play soon.

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Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 1 d
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You have never heard of the OG RPGs. Nah man, you have heard of them, but don't know that is what I am talking about. Dungeons and Dragons started it all, but there are plenty more. Vampire: the Masquerade, Mutants & Masterminds, GURPS, Dark Heresy, and I could go on and on. You have a rule-set which defines a character's characteristics in a framework that allows for conflict between other characters. Dice are often used to determine success or failure in said contests, but mostly it is a backdrop that allows taking on the role of often fantastic characters. The rules make the triumph mean much more because there is a chance of failure. Its why we don't play games on God Mode all the time, because its gets boring quickly. If your character CAN die, its awesome when they don't and you can save the village from the dark sorceress who is trying to control them with spiders in their brains. I have been playing nearly all of them for twenty years. They are great fun. If you are really interested, I can send you suggested reading material.
Dellmamy45
Dellmamy45 3 y 6 mo 2 d
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I love your character and I love your character's concept. Also from personal experience from my professor who is Catholic and gay you can't be both but he still is, so use that to your advantage in your story. I would love to see the conflict of religion and sexuality. It's more relatable and feel human.
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TheNemianLion
TheNemianLion 3 y 6 mo 2 d
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I can relate to the character as I on occasion have gay thoughts, although I would never act upon them or even get off to them, due to the fact that I am so strong of a Catholic, but they don't really bother to me, due to the fact that I GREATLY prefer women over men without a second thought, so I guess that would make me Heteroflexible, but I've never really paid attention to it, because really, I don't care.
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 2 d
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I think everyone has had thoughts like that. I wouldn't classify yourself if I were you.
TheNemianLion
TheNemianLion 3 y 6 mo 2 d
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Let me warn you, a few of the users on this site and the discord associated with it will attempt to lewd your character, especially because she's gay, but stay strong against the lewd and fight the good fight, if you are curious on how to create an OC, to the left side of the side is a toolbar where it gives you the option to edit characters, on the top of the page, click or press create new character.

What are her maximum mental capabilities? I'm curious to know how her telepathy would combat against beings as powerful as Thor or Hulk, who has broken out quite easily of Professor X and Thor, perhaps if she ever does lose her sanity her mental abilities would become more destructive and violent?

Oh and another thing to warn you about, this guy, ManOfPower will make it his life mission to make Tia involved in some way with his Varosverse, so take caution there, hahaha! He's a really nice guy though.

I would love to do some manner of crossover with my characters, Tia has a bit in common with Lionman, or Daniel, as they are both Devout Christians, Lionman's strongest principle is his Christianity and the 10 commandments, followed second by Honour, Pride and Justice.
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Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 2 d
I need a name for my character
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I appreciate the warnings. If someone gets creepy, I will just stop responding to a thread, but it would have to be weird to bother me. I don't think I have been secretive about being a dude though. If someone knows that the picture is that of the character and not player, hopefully it won't come to that. I think I have to be a member for a while before I can make any characters. Besides, she isn't a hero yet. She is a person with cool abilities, and a dream to help people.

Well This particular character isn't a complete one. She is designed for a Mutants & Masterminds pen & paper RPG that I am hosting at my place this Saturday. Her final stats aren't done yet because the point of the game is to that we are all in school to learn to be heroes. If I intended to play the character on the forums, I wouldn't have revealed her sexuality, so as not to draw too much attention to it. I revealed it here, because I am trying to find a hero name.

If he approaches me, I may be down with forum role-play, but I don't know anything about the system you guys use. I would need more information first.

I don't mind. It may be a year or so before she is an actual hero though. Currently she is in training.
TheNemianLion
TheNemianLion 3 y 6 mo 1 d
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Yeah, that sounds good, a very interesting premise to. :)

I'll be straight with you, I have no idea what a pen and paper role play is, I can clearly understand you don't want your character's sexuality to be her defining characteristic, far from it, which I support that decision actually.

Yeah, it's basically just we create a scenario, choose the characters and freestyle role play from there and build upon it as we go.

Do you have discord? We could also roleplay there and write it, in DMS then post it on this website, as I find it's a better format that way. Lionman trains a whole team, so he could probably give her a few pointers, not before he puts her in a sink or swim situation. :P
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 1 d
I need a name for my character
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You have never heard of the OG RPGs. Nah man, you have heard of them, but don't know that is what I am talking about. Dungeons and Dragons started it all, but there are plenty more. Vampire: the Masquerade, Mutants & Masterminds, GURPS, Dark Heresy, and I could go on and on. You have a rule-set which defines a character's characteristics in a framework that allows for conflict between other characters. Dice are often used to determine success or failure in said contests, but mostly it is a backdrop that allows taking on the role of often fantastic characters. The rules make the triumph mean much more because there is a chance of failure. Its why we don't play games on God Mode all the time, because its gets boring quickly. If your character CAN
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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I really like Telepurge. Unfortunately the prefix has teleportation connotations, but I am keeping that one close. i will let you know if it wins out. Thank you. I am nervous that Terrorpath may become more appropriate. I don't know what challenges the game will put before her, but I do know that when the XP starts flowing, I will use it to turn her into an advanced mind with Telepathy and perhaps Mind Control. If her lack of wisdom is left to fester by her professors and innocents continue to die because of her, she may start to lose her grip on sanity. I doubt she will, but imagine if she stays naive long enough, has too many kids die in her arms because she couldn't save them in time, and suddenly her peers learn of her sexuality and ridicule her for it.... she could get really dark and fast. Imagine if she felt that others' free will was a privilege, which they will have shown they do not deserve. Imagine how nice and safe the world would be with everyone acting perfectly, because they are unable to conceive of an alternative. Their savior has met them, and burned from their minds the ability to do evil, and scourged any thoughts of non-compliance. The world would ebcome perfect in the caring hands of Terrorpath.

Well that's a cheerful thought. {: (
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Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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Pardon my ignorance, but I came here for the forum, and have little idea what the rest of the site is. What do you mean by "OCs" here?
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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Pardon my ignorance, but I came here for the forum, and have little idea what the rest of the site is. What do you mean by "OCs" here?
Jongensoden
Jongensoden 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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Everyone can creatie ocs here
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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By OC, I am assuming you Original Characters? I also saw forum threads of Role playing. I have done forum role playing in the past, but we used a pen and paper system to resolve conflicts; few as they were. What system does this site use? I feel like there is a page somewhere that answers all these questions, so please accept my apology if I am just too blind to find it.
Jongensoden
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Ask galactus the owner
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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May I ask you why the character's sexual orientation is an issue for you? I promise I am just curious, not trying to argue or start a flame war. I am just curious as to why a fictional character's proclivities bother you. Am I inaccurately or inappropriately portraying something? Clearly I am not a lesbian, being a dude who is married with children, but I do want to be sure I am portraying it properly. I don't want to offend anyone in my writing, and if I can change something for a more broad appeal, I will take your constructive criticism.
Jongensoden
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1 i tought you character was catholic catholic People are not allowed to be gay. 2 gay is wrong in my opinion
Ithrian
Ithrian 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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She is Catholic. I thought that would be a very interesting part of her story. She is a devout Catholic, but I believe that sexual desire is beyond our own choice. We can definitely choose whether or not to act on our desires. I can speak to this personally. I am married, and would never want to hurt my family, but damn if I haven't been hit on by some very hot young women before that I would love to have reciprocated. I didn't. Tia is a conflicted young woman who has been raised very religious, and passionately believes in her religious teachings, but at the same time, she is only attracted to members of the same sex. She has chosen not to act on her feelings, and even finds herself ashamed of it, but that is what she feels when she sees her peers. It will be a challenge for her to either suppress her desires, or try to compromise her faith and her feelings. Her refusal to address this contradiction now is another indication of her lack of wisdom, and how delicate her next few years will be. The most compelling part of role-playing is to put your character into these tough predicaments and see what they do.

Anyway. thank you for your response. You needn't have answered. I appreciate your candor.
TheNemianLion
TheNemianLion 3 y 6 mo 3 d
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Doesn't even have a name yet she is still better than half the OCs here, I'll shoot a few.

Mentrix, Telepurge, Terrorpath
Ithrian
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I have tried several ideas that just don't seem to jive right.

Goddess - While this is my favorite, she is a devout Catholic, and she wouldn't feel comfortable implying her parity with Yaweh.
Tryst - While I really love the word, it is focusing on her secret proclivities, and thus defeats the challenge of the character.
Horizon - While she is beautiful, even taking game mechanics to support it, I can't help but think Event Horizon, which is a gravitation allusion, not a telekinetic one.
Megamind - While I REEEALLY want to. Dreamworks did it better.
Mealstom - While she will be flying, grappling foes, flinging objects, and deflecting bullets, which will be a pretty fantastic show, Maelstom has very strong chaotic connotations, which I think she would avoid.

*sigh* this isn't supposed to be this hard.
Ithrian
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Nothing is more important to her than living a good life and helping those who need it. She has no proper fighting training, but she assumes this won't really cause her much problem, since she feels that she can keep any opponent at bay. She has a great deal to learn, but is naïve to that very fact. Her problems are legion, but chief among them is her confidence that she knows most of what there is to know. It is true that she is very intelligent, but hopefully HCP can train her in her worst shortcoming, wisdom.
Ithrian
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Personally though, she finds that she can be more quiet around her real friends than strangers. She was never able to put a finger on why she feels more comfortable in the anonymity of public, than familiarity of privacy. She loves to partake in what she is good at. She has danced for nearly her whole life, and she actually spends days just scanning Wikipedia, so that she wins any game of trivia, and loves to indulge these skills whenever possible. In love she is much less experienced. While she is gay, a fact that is abundantly clear to her whenever she is in the locker room or public shower, she has yet to act on her feelings out of religious shame and the pressures of society. Because of these facts, she tends not to focus too much on her more personal future. There are questions there she can't answer, and she feels it best to ignore it for now; her own little Missouri Compromise.
Ithrian
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Tia is an extrovert, and genuinely happy with the hand life dealt her. She very rarely gets angry, unless someone implies she isn't human. She very much prefers to think of supers as just humans with a little more than an entirely different species. She works out semi-religiously, when time permits between her actual religious obligation; which are legion. Her school takes very little of her time, in that she has a perfectly photographic memory, and she usually takes the time to skim her text books in the first week of class, to get the material for the entire year. This allows her to focus on training her body, which she has no short cuts for. Since her powers developed later in life, she had plenty of time to watch the news and wish to become a real hero before the potential for just such a vocation ever presented itself. There is nothing she wants more in life, but to devote herself for the betterment of all of humanity; even powered.
Ithrian
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Tia is a happy girl with a pretty normal childhood. Her parents weren't supers, but were very accepting of their daughter's excellence. It may have helped that she has always been very responsible, successful in school, and in total control of her powers. Early in life, a powered's inability to control their power caused some strife in the family, causing a car accident. This ingrained a taught prejudice, but other than that, her upbringing matched the actual white picket fence which surrounded her childhood home.
Ithrian
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Name: Tia James
Race: White
Gender: Female
Hair: Veeery Red
Eyes: Blue
Complexion: Pale
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 89lbs
Age: 17
Favorite Color: White
Quirks: Neat Freak
Hobbies: Dance, Shopping, Cleaning, Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit
Religion: Devout Catholic
Personality: Happy Extrovert
Sexual Orientation: Gay but Bi-curious
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Jongensoden
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if this charachter is gay i willnot help
soratoumiga
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Her being gay is the best feature about her. I like her already.
Ithrian
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I this this reaction is hilarious considering the reason she is gay. Drew hayes, the author of Super powered did something amazing. he created a character that is gay, but he tells the story so well that this very fact is so completely ancillary to the character itself. It comes up but it isn't a defining characteristic. He is gay, now back to the real story. I am saddened that in my own writing, I haven't created a gay character without that very fact being the defining characteristic, and I am ashamed to have been shown that so masterfully. This character's entire reason for existing is that I want to develop a character whose sexuality is irrelevant to the hero as a whole. I recognize the irony in the entire point of a character is downplay an aspect of it, but there you are.
EmptyHand
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@sora ikr
Ithrian
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Hello,
I am preparing for a Mutants and Masterminds(c) game set in the world of Drew Hayes's Super Powered(c). I have created a person with mental powers. She has incredible Telekinesis, Flight, and Shield powers, but the most interesting thing about her is her personality and challenges as a person outside of the HCP(Hero Certification Program). I have a problem though. I need a hero name. I have been racking my brain, and just can't come up with something good, so I am turning to you all. I am pasting her character bio below. Please post suggestions.