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Old 02-29-2016, 02:49 PM   #31
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The super-soldier programs of this universe are kind of interesting, both in design and in number. I don't think I've seen that kind of an emphasis before.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:35 PM   #32
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The super-soldier programs of this universe are kind of interesting, both in design and in number. I don't think I've seen that kind of an emphasis before.
It is definately a world that diverged some time in the 1930s and had a super soldier arms race.

At least one german, one British, several Soviet super soldier programs are mentioned. Grendel, Nephilim, Warspawn, Golf's and who ever is after neon punch makes at least 5 American programs. Add to that at least one private company doing research on supers and two government agencies competing to manage supers.
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:16 PM   #33
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Yesterday

Ernesto Cruz

Yesterday can see the past. Well, four different pasts, actually. If he concentrates, he can see what happened in the exact spot where he is standing 5 minutes ago, 13 months ago, 155 years ago, and an undetermined point in the past that is probably some time during the Permian era.

Ernesto is a tall, handsome man in his mid-thirties. He is very rich, making his money mostly from service as an expert witness in criminal trials. He wears bespoke suits somewhat casually with a bit of jewelry, and is seldom without his entourage of personal assistants. He is often seen in the company of celebrities and travels the country (and the world) in a well-appointed private jet. A second aircraft holds his immaculate DeLorean DMC-12.

Yesterday's reputation took a bit of a hit five years ago when his testimony was instrumental in acquitting a senior Oracle executive charged with five counts of statutory rape. A lot of the evidence pointed the other way that time, and some people are convinced Yesterday perjured himself.

Yesterday is a Rutherford alumnus and a major donor to the school, and as such is sometimes seen with Atonement, the principal.

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Old 03-02-2016, 06:26 PM   #34
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Zero

Everyone feels "invisible" from time to time, as if no one around is paying any attention whatsoever to their presence. In the case of Dwayne Jefferson, this is sometimes literally true. Dwayne's power only manifested a few years ago; he has the ability to cause others to completely fail to notice his presence, and to forget he was there if he activates it near them. This came in handy at first, as schoolyard bullies about to attack him would suddenly forget their intentions, but over the years Dwayne found that he had no idea how to control this power. And it's downright disconcerting the first time your parents forget your existence - during dinner!

Atonement was called in by his superiors when a local junior high reported persistent problems with their student counts; at first they assumed he'd find a teleporter, until he happened across Dwayne in the hall. Fortunately, Atonement has spent years learning to see what is actually there as opposed to what he expects to see, so he was able to both spot the boy and detect his power. A quick exchange of transfer paperwork later, and Dwayne was a student at Rutherford.

His shy nature, coupled with the fact that he's still learning to control his ability, means that he's still a surprise to most of the students and staff, although for some reason Warspawn is always aware of his presence.

Power: He can make people ignore and forget his presence, so much that they make excuses for any visible signs (doors open and close "because the building is settling", file folders move "because I forgot I put it over there", and so forth). This is not fully under conscious control yet; when he becomes nervous or frightened, it kicks in automatically.

Personality: Shy and reserved, he's given himself the nickname "Zero" because he believes he goes unnoticed only because he's not really worthy of notice in the first place. Possible Chronic Depressive Disorder.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:02 PM   #35
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Atonement
Motivation
-Getting Humans and supers to co-exist, Lots of guilt
Summary
Now determined humanitarian suffering from the guilt of what he has been involved in.

Conjure
-PTSD

Daedalus
- Autistic
- Lacks many basic life skills

Golf
- poor social skills
- Anger management issues.
- Hates guns
Motivations
- Traumatized

Killer
Weaknesses
- tormented by cost of powers
Summary
Kim is in a very bad place and is need of some help otherwise his life looks poised to go down hill.

Mr Mason
- having more and more difficulty turning his ability on
- has used drugs to help activate his ability in the past.
Personality
- Deeply conflicted

Neon Punch
Personality
- depression and anger over predicament
- likely to sneak out
- "I hate my life."
Christ, what a bunch of head-cases. This high-school needs a psych ward.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:58 AM   #36
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A little late but here is my entry for Z

Zeb

The school janitor Zeb looks to be a hard worn sixty and is almost completely bald except for what could only be called an "optimistic" comb over. Baggy overalls and ragged tennis shoes complete the image. Seldom seen without his mop or broom Zeb heads out side for a quiet smoke at least once every half hour.

Zebulathor is a master of the magical and martial arts and is a hint under three hundred years old. His last apprentice went on to name him self Witchlord and cause all kinds of strife. Looking for a new protege Zeb came to Rutherford, Atonement is not quite sure why he hired Zeb and finds his mind focusing on other things when he tries to think about it. Due to all the unusual senses possessed by the staff and students Zeb has had to forgo his usual array of glamours and illusion spells while at Rutherford and finds the change quite refreshing.

The reason Zeb goes out for a smoke every half hour or so is a side effect of a fire breathing technique that he has not fully mastered, while he can breath fire when he wants to he can't completely put it out and after a half hour he has to expel the built up smoke. Happily observing from the back ground he has his eye on Kim Cavanaugh (Killer)as a possible apprentice, the tangle of magic surrounding the boy seems like an interesting enough challenge to unravel anyway. Zeb has already started talking to Edgar Simmons (polaris) with an eye to training him in the Martial arts, Zeb feels that Edgar's ability properly trained and developed will allow Edgar to have complete instinctual knowledge of his body position thus allowing a for greater acrobatic ability than normal practitioners.

Powers
- Magic, powerful Sorcerer
- Fire Breath
- Master of the Martial arts
Weaknesses
- Relies on his staff for most magic
- Smokes
- Eccentric
Motivations
- Find talented proteges

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Christ, what a bunch of head-cases. This high-school needs a psych ward.
I'm not disagreeing.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:38 AM   #37
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I'll tidy this up more later but here is what got cut from the summary of characters. I'll write it up properly in a day or two.

Polaris, Student, Real name:Edgar Simmons
Powers
- Always knows exactly where his is and which way he is facing.
Summary
Polaris seems to be an optimistic student even though he gets given some grief for his less than spectacular ability.

Quellion M Quent III , Student, Real name:Quellion M Quent III
Powers
- Lots of money
Summary
Somewhat out of place (but what teenager isn't) Quellion is a super rich non powered student, now ironically is standing out because he is too normal.

Roosevelt, Student, Real name:Murali Gotam Bhattacharya
Powers
-Super popular
- Inner peace
Weaknesses
- Selfless
- Cancer
- No Family
Personality
-The pinnacle of humility
Summary
Murali possesses the building blocks to become a messiah but he has terminal cancer, though at Rutherford who knows how that will turn out.

Switch, Student, Real name:Dominic Grace
Powers
- Can turn into potentially super powered versions of himself from alternate realities.
Weaknesses
- No control over what he gets.
Personality
-Concerned with the behavior of supers in general
Summary
Dominic is a piece of a broken timeline who has an infinitely variable power. He is also more aware than most the damage supers can do to people.

Thunderstrike, Student, Real name:Kyle Clarkson
Powers
- Force shield, variable shape and size.
- Can hurl Thunderbolts
- Can fly
Personality
- Shallow
- Arrogant
Summary
Kyle exemplifies the worst side effects of a privileged upbringing but is still popular and very capable.
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Christ, what a bunch of head-cases. This high-school is a psych ward.
Fixed it for you.

Supers generally end up with a bunch of crazy people. Here they have the option to be sympathetic and turn out ok instead of as a supervillian.

Also, The Janitor has ulterior motives. That's funny.
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Characters Section 1, A-S

Atonement, School Principal, Real name: Albrecht Mueller, aka Albert Miller
Powers
-Unaging, Very Healthy, Power detector, Some magic
Weaknesses
-Enemy, Human frailty
Motivation
-Getting Humans and supers to co-exist, Lots of guilt
Summary
A 120ish year old former callous scientist. Now determined humanitarian suffering from the guilt of what he has been involved in.

The Bard
, Drama teacher, Real name: Theresa Blythe
Powers
-Morphable body (Within Human parameters)
-Voice mimicry
-Can increase strength to peak (for a 5'8" female)
-Regeneration of skin and muscle at 1000 times normal
-Enhanced memory
Weaknesses
-Powers require concentration
-Disturbing appearance when not concentrating
Motivations
-Helping kids
-Job security
Summary
The Bard aka Theresa Blythe has the ability to mimic other people.

Conjure, Student, Real name: Antonio Mendez
Powers
-Can Create objects
-Can Create short lived creatures (10ish hours)
-Can sense magic
Weaknesses
-Power can activate while sleeping
-Has a finite amount of raw material that replenishes slowly
-Obvious to magical senses
Motivations
-Be accepted
-PTSD
-Artistic streak
Summary
Antonio Mendez has had a hard time growing up and his powers have made it harder.

Daedalus, Student, Real name: Samuel Draven
Powers
- Savant Gadgeteer
- Savant Enchanter
- Can design objects that involve both super science and magic
- The physical design grants the ability for the recipient to create the item.
Weaknesses
- Autistic
- Lacks many basic life skills
Motivations
- No long term motivations
Summary
Daedalus is possibly the most gifted craftsman on the planet when it comes to magic and "super" technology, but can't take care of himself any better than a 4 year old could.

Danni Boi , Security guard, Real name; Danielle Boise, aka Skream
Powers
- Mood and emotion projection through song
- Sound Blast
- Can shatter anything brittle with sound
- Experienced fighter
Weaknesses
- Very protective of Sam/Daedalus
- Not particularly fit
Motivation
- Ensure Sam/Daedalus has a safe upbringing and has the best possible chance to live a normal life.
Summary
Danni Boi was once the super villain "Skream" while she now looks like a soccer mom she has not completely lost her edge. She works at the school to stay close to her son "Daedalus"

Electroplasm, Student, Real name: Sarah McAlder
Powers
- Electrical discharges, distraction level
- Control over electronics
- Ability to remain unseen, but only in well-lit areas
Weaknesses
- Powers only available when "projecting" her "ghost"
- Powers difficult to control under stress
- Body vulnerable during excursions
Motivation
- Improving her control over her abilities
- making sure her powers don't hurt anyone
Summary
Sarah is a bright girl who can project an electrically empowered consciousness. She is still learning how to handle her ability.

Feign, some time student
Powers
- Retractable spikes and teeth
- Tough hide
- Agile and acrobatically unpredictable
- Conjured
Weaknesses
- Poor grip
- soft spot for Daedalus
Summary
Feign is one of Conjure's creations, a blue and green fluffy wolf/T-rex hybrid.

Golf, Student, Real name:Golf, Alias: Gemma Mueller
Powers
- Strength, Speed, increased bone density and toughness.
- Enhanced memory and senses
- Control of her own temperature and facial structure
- Well trained martial artist.
Weaknesses
- poor social skills
- Anger management issues.
- Hates guns
Motivations
- Traumatized
Summary
The offspring of two runaway super soldiers, Golf grew up in the wilderness and saw her parents get killed. She now has to deal with the trauma.

The Grendels, Students and parents, Real names:various taken from myth, history and classic literature.
Powers
- Bullet proof skin, general toughness
- Super vision
- Resistant to magic
Weaknesses
- They lack super strength
- Their powers are well known and understood
Motivations
- Proud of heritage and loyal to each other
- Acquit the family well
- All the cares of normal teenage life.
Summary
The Grendels attending Rutherford are the children of members of an occult super soldier program. Proud of who they are, the dozen or so grendel children tend to do well at Rutherford.

Habitat, Teacher in charge of problem students/detention, Real name: Mortimer Hamilton
Powers
- Can alter his whole body to match any part of his environment.
- Variable abilities based on what he is mimicking.
Weaknesses
- Almost 70
- Blunt and not politically correct.
Motivation
- Enjoys teaching, really likes have a positive influence on troubled kids.
Summary
An experienced war veteran turned teacher, Habitat is blunt, direct and no nonsense with his students who in turn usually appreciate his honesty and candor.

Halo/Hazard, Student, Real name: Leo Olsen
Powers
- Generate blood, constant
- Supersuit, created by Daedalus, stores and releases blood.
- Mysterious vibe
Weaknesses
- Wears suit constantly
Personality
- Loves video games, reading and basketball.
- Has a brotherly relationship with Daedalus.
- Cares for the underdog, especially someone who gets picked on.
- Has a rivalry with Golf
Summary
Halo/Hazard is a mysterious seeming student, slightly stand-offish and never seen without his suit. Unlikely to use his powers without good reason.

Ion Storm, Student, Real name: Adam Stern
Powers
- Can Supercharge his body with electricity and other energy
Weaknesses
- Poor health
- Can lose his charge
Personality
- Friendly kid
- Good natured
- Keen to live life
Summary
The son of two supers Ion Storm was never expected to survive his unusual genetics. Now a few years on the positive side of his genes is apparent.

Java Junkie, Student, Real name: Haylee Vanderholt
Powers
- Can speak with birds of prey, and they obey her commands.
- Extremely good vision.
- Can shapeshift into a hawk
Weaknesses
- Coffee fiend
- Attachment to birds of prey
Summary
Works part time as a barista, Haylee has some bird like tics

Killer, student, Real name: Kim Cavanaugh
Powers
- Magical talent
- Can death curse at a cost
- highly intelligent
Weaknesses
- tormented by cost of powers
Summary
Kim is in a very bad place and is need of some help otherwise his life looks poised to go down hill.

Langley, Vice Principal, Real name: Laney Wilder
Powers
- can disable powers requiring concentration or activation.
- can cause unconsciousness
- defenses against mind control
- trained agent
- Government liaison
Weaknesses
- Short range abilities
- Students first mentality
Summary
Rutherford's official G man, a psychic with ties to the office of the president.

Mr Mason, shop teacher, Real name: Frank Mason
Powers
- Gadgeteer
- many small gadgets
Weaknesses
- has trouble doing anything not tech related when his powers are active
- having more and more difficulty turning his ability on
- has used drugs to help activate his ability in the past.
Personality
- Deeply conflicted
Summary
Frank is a plant for a nastier part of the government, his powers are beginning to fade.

Neon Punch, Student, Real name: Shon Stoneman
Powers
- superhuman reflexes.
- peak human running speed
- accurate throwing and catching skills.
Weaknesses
- Shaken by change from old life
- May accidentally reveal his location to those following him
Personality
- depression and anger over predicament
- likely to sneak out
- "I hate my life."
Summary
Shon is a younger student who was displaced from his old life, suddenly moving to Rutherford to avoid kidnapping

One, Student, Real name:Terrance O'Connell
Powers
- Can cause his body to be made of any material that is with in a couple of inches of himself
- Can merge with anything near him (provided it is bigger than him)
- immune to "neutralization" powers
- immune to most forms of mental attack
Weaknesses
- doesn't have a normal body
- when he isn't close enough to mimic anything his body begins to break down.
Personality
- Class clown and Stirrer, but otherwise not too bad a kid
Summary
One is always made of something else and is literally part of the scenery.

Polaris, Student, Real name:Edgar Simmons
Powers
- Always knows exactly where his is and which way he is facing.
Summary
Polaris seems to be an optimistic student even though he gets given some grief for his less than spectacular ability.

Quellion M Quent III , Student, Real name:Quellion M Quent III
Powers
- Lots of money
Summary
Somewhat out of place (but what teenager isn't) Quellion is a super rich non powered student, now ironically is standing out because he is too normal.

Roosevelt, Student, Real name:Murali Gotam Bhattacharya
Powers
-Super popular
- Inner peace
Weaknesses
- Selfless
- Cancer
- No Family
Personality
-The pinnacle of humility
Summary
Murali possesses the building blocks to become a messiah but he has terminal cancer, though at Rutherford who knows how that will turn out.

Switch, Student, Real name:Dominic Grace
Powers
- Can turn into potentially super powered versions of himself from alternate realities.
Weaknesses
- No control over what he gets.
Personality
-Concerned with the behavior of supers in general
Summary
Dominic is a piece of a broken timeline who has an infinitely variable power. He is also more aware than most the damage supers can do to people.
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Characters Section 2 T-Z

Thunderstrike, Student, Real name:Kyle Clarkson
Powers
- Force shield, variable shape and size.
- Can hurl Thunderbolts
- Can fly
Personality
- Shallow
- Arrogant
Summary
Kyle exemplifies the worst side effects of a privileged upbringing but is still popular and very capable.

Uranium, Physics Teacher, Real name:Etienne Duplessis
Powers
- Can increase gravity in a localized area.
Personality
- Passion for physics
Summary
After being part of team studying his power he got a physics degree and started teaching. Works part time using his power for demolition work.

Uptight, Maths and science Teacher, Real name:Johnson Uchtenduurf
Powers
- Alien Super Technology in his glasses with cosmic abilities
- Can contact alien adviser
- Can see world ending problems
Weaknesses
- Almost 80
- Can only use powers to save world from serious threats
Personality
- Uptight
- Wants people to think
Motivation
- Find new wearer for glasses
Summary
A former writer who was contacted by aliens and given a gift and a purpose.

Vile, Student, Real name:Vivian Styles
Powers
- Shape and solidify shadow
Weaknesses
- Suffers from her fathers reputation as a super villain
Personality
- Intelligent and easily bored
Summary
The intelligent and independent daughter of a super villain, Vile suffers from her fathers reputation and has a report card that says "Could try harder" for almost every class.

Warspawn , Student, Real name:Walter Saxon
Powers
- Very good at fighting
Weaknesses
- not good academically
- Does not hold back when fighting
Personality
- Friendly but aloof
Summary
Walter is the product of a new Super soldier program, he can fight very very well and he seems to just drift the rest of the time.

X-Wise, Student, Real name:Mamta Singh
Powers
- Intelligent
- Super Multitasking, physical and mental, independently focusing eyes
Personality
- Bored frequently
Summary
Intelligent and infrequently challenged Mamta suffers from a lot of boredom.

Yesterday, Alumnus, Real name:Ernesto Cruz
Powers
- can see into the past, to 4 different relative times.
Summary
A well off former student and donor Yesterday sometimes visits the school.

Zero, Student, Real name:Dwayne Jefferson
Powers
- Make people ignore his actions and presence
Weaknesses
- Not in full control of his power yet
- Possible depression
Summary
A shy kid who would rather stay in the back ground. Coming to grips with his powers.

Zeb, Janitor, Real name:Zebulathor, Alias: Something beginning with Z that you cant quite remember
Powers
- Master of Martial Arts
- Master Sorcerer
- Can breath fire
Weaknesses
- Smokes
- Eccentric
- Needs staff for most magic
Summary
Rutherford's Janitor is a 300 year old mage who is looking for his next apprentice, he doesn't take much seriously.
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