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Why No Captain Gamer RP?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Konoko wrote:
It also should be mentioned that villains can totally be Mary-Sues,


Though it's still probably a good idea to avoid the Mary-Sue attitude, even then. Well, unless played up comically ("Curse my dashing good looks, huge harem of fangirls, multibilliondollar corporation, and my completely unparalleled power! Why can I not be a regular joe with villainous aspirations! Nay, it is my curse, the cross I must needs bear. Woe is me." "...are you serious?" "Of course not, you dolt!")
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELL, the villain should at least be stronger than the heroes. I mean, imagine playing the Legend of Zelda if Ganon was just a seventeen year old with a sword like Link, of if Darth Vader was only a trainee Jedi, like Luke in Star Wars. It wouldn't work very well.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About now is the point to clarify that when I said that, I didn't mean ALL the common traits of a Mary Sue, just a lot. Especially since there is of course the point that they DO have to lose at some point, which isn't really a Mary Sue thing. x3
And it was just a can, I wouldn't put it as a guideline or common idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of having a world with Game characters and Gamer characters mixed in - I'd like to join in on that if it ever starts up, though I should warn you that I'm not too experienced with RP.
I'd probably make a Gamer, but a severely underpowered one - like, one functioning Game Card slot, which sometimes reduces the power of the Cards put into it (ie, he actually jumps higher if he doesn't put Mario Jump in), though he'd have some comical sidekick-style skills to make up for it... like, he can make a good diversion.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I meant in the first place, Gamer characters, but not mary-sue-esque ones. And I did mean with game characters too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway, to revive a dead topic, I think a good Captain Gamer RP would actually be something which revolves around some kind of Gamer Corps - like the Green Lantern Corps, except instead of a ring and lantern, every member is issued a visor (or alternative) and Gamer Station. The Gamers, most of which would be player characters, could spend their time on heroic intervention into situations centered on Digital Reality. As well as the Digital Defender standard storyline of a new game character being Realized, and then a new game villain appearing on the scene and causing havoc, there could be more unusual scenarios, such as the Gamers handling crowd control at an anti-DR riot, or coalitions of already-existing villains, or even some kind of crimefighting not at all related to Digital Reality, as well as whatever drama the characters themselves bring to the party.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gamer Corps, huh. Would that make Czar a rouge? (non-canon/fanon-wise)
Or should be go for Cap Corps and there be the antithesis Czar Corps. :3

I do like the idea of those more unusual scenarios, tossing some fairly idealistic stuff into complicated situations. Even at the best times of crowd control, it only takes the law being reduced to faceless uniforms in the eyes of an agry mob and for someone to panic and make one mistake for everything to explode. Which would be all the worse with some of the powers that could be around. :3
Let alone choosing when to use the powers and when not, what to do when seeing someone else in trouble on the way to something bigger, stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But don't you see? If Captain Gamer was part of a large scale organization, he might fall into the trap of thinking that somethings are more important than others! When President Luthor said that Superman should affiliate himself with the goverment so he could manage his time better, Clark turned him down because if Superman became a goverment agent, he might become a bit of a politicial, less caring about the individual, and more concerned with stopping his enemies at all costs. If that were to happen, the loss of life rate in his battles would rocket from 0% to maybe up to 50% of bystanders! That's why he operates outside the law. And the same applies to Captain Gamer.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I see.

To be honest, though, the idea of a Gamer Corps. mainly originated from two things: first, there was the idea of a "Colonel Gamer" (it was Colonel, right?), who would likely be above the Captain, and then there was that time in OoC when he received transmissions on his visor from some unknown source, which gave him details of the kidnapping and the status of potential partners. Now, we have to wonder who it was that contacted him - a fellow-Gamer commanding officer, or maybe a character we're all already familiar with from Digital Defender?

On the note of Czar, I was thinking he might be a kind of "renegade" as you suggested, but it's also possible that he is, if not the head ("Czar" is a bit of an ominous title in that respect, isn't it?), then a member of an opposing Corps., which would likely have less Gamers, but also double as the "untold evil" of Digital Defender fame. (Also, out of curiosity, when did it start being called untold evil, and why?)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I coined "Untold Villain" off the top of my head for general speculation. I dont know in partucular why I chose that...but it probably has to do with the fact that Gamer hasnt written (or told) who the true main villain is, or even if there is a true main villain. Or if it's just Czar. The name is open for speculation, u'know? >.>

Or would we prefer to call him a common name? Like Jerry Razz

Jerry...the Unwritten Evil Villain!

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