Dang. Sounded like it would be fun!
If only the phantom was called danny
I thought about it, but that would be to obvious.
This sounds so good can’t wait for the demo
Dont try any romancing in water
The undead variant? But that would imply they actually died at some point, wouldn’t it? Or is it a case of zombies being a natural species and not one you become if you’re not successfully resurrected?
I wonder how their dynamic would be with a human MC that are anti-non-human?
Ooo. This seems interesting enough at this point, so I’m gonna follow this. I’m a sucker for urban fantasy, anyway.
Just a couple of questions:
What sort of zombie would Chris(tina) be? Are zombies a separate species? Is romancing Chris(tina) considered necrophilia?
What are automata in this world? Are they like the ones from NieR? Same question about the tricksters.
Are the government’s aware of the supernatural’s existence? Or is it part of the plot?
The introduction for this sounds like the tv show Fresh prince of bel air
Zombies, in this case, are a natural species. Christian/Christina for example was born as a Zombie. In this world Zombies aren’t actually undead. They are living beings with some unique characteristics. Zombies have high regenerative abilities. As long as their brain isn’t damaged they can recover from almost all kind of injuries. They can even regrown lost limbs. They possess super human strength as well as elevated agility. Also, they have a long life span and a slow aging process, like most other supernatural beings in this world.
So don’t worry. There will be nothing weird about starting a romance with Christian/Christina.
A interesting question. However, the MC spend most of their life surrounded by non-humans, so I don’t think that they would be anti-non-human.
Automata, in this world, are living machines with an own conscious and even a soul. In their apperance, they look like a ordinary human. Automatas don’t age and are, more or less, immortal. But they aren’t a natural species. A few of them even were living beings before. Tara, for example, was a human before she was turned into a automata (I could post her backstory if you are interested). Sad thing to say, there aren’t much automatas left. They are hunted down for their rare mechanical and magical components. Tara is probably one of the last existing automatas.
Trickster are Spirits with a great degree of intellect and high magical abilities. They love to play tricks to others and to disobey all kinds of rules. They can create powerful illusions and can alter their apperance. You can describe them as some kind of troublemaker.
Yes, they are aware of the existence of supernatural beings and non-humans, but they still keep their existence a secret. Also, most governments have their own ‘Special Response Units’, who are able to deal with threads caused by supernatural beings. If, for example, a supernatural being would cause to much trouble or would go rampage, the appropriate government would send out their ‘Special Response Unit’ to “deal” with those threads. Those Units consists mainly of humans and even some non-humans. Also every country gives their Units an individual name. The US government, for example, calls their ‘Special Response Unit’ simply the “Hunters”.
Aww, I was hoping for some dilemma, like ‘where does your loyalty lies? Your friends or your ideals’ kind of scenario. Looks like a human supremacist and devout non-human hater playthrough is out of the question huh?
I will think about it. Maybe I will still find a way to create and include such a dilemma.
wouldn’t that just be a Ghoul?
Hmmm, I have thought about that. But Ghouls need to consume human flesh to survive. The ‘Zombies’ that I imagined don’t need to consume human flesh. I might work that over again or rethink about it.
Alright, as promised, here are the detailed informations about each of the seven ROs.
Appearance: He/She has a athletic body with fair skin and short red hair. A particularity about Chris appearance is, that he/she has “Heterochromia Iridium”. That means, that he/she has two different eye Colors. His/Her right eye has a green color, while his/her left eye has a light brown color.
Personality: Chris is known for his/her cheerful personality and optimism. He/She always tries to see the positive things in even the most dire situations. In certain situations he/she also tends to be a little bit sarcastic with some of his/her remarks. Chris and the MC are best friends since their earliest childhood. Chris would do everything to help the MC, even risk his/her life to protect them.
Abilities: Chris has high regenerative abilities. He/She can recover from almost all kind of injuries and even regrow lost limbs. He/She also possesses super human strength as well as elevated agility.
Appearance: He has a skinny body build with light brown skin, short black curly hair and brown eyes.
Personality: Nick is a kind-hearted young man, who loves to help others. Sadly, he is really clumsy and seems to have an unlimited supply of bad luck. He always trips over not existing objects, breaks things or manage to get himself hurt in different, sometimes even hilarious, ways. But he always tries to hide his embarrasment about his clumsy behaviour with a smile.
Abilities: Since Nick is a Phantom, he is a master in stealth. He can fuse with the shadows and can slip in almost everywhere without being seen. He can also create minor illusions to make himself invisible or to distract enemys. Sadly, because of his clumsy behavior he isn’t the most subtly Person, but he still tries his best to not make to much noises while he sneaks through the shadows.
Appearance: She has a slender body with lightly tanned skin, long raven black hair and grey eyes.
Personality: Sophia is a young woman who appears to have a kind and friendly personality. However, since Reapers aren’t known for their friendliness and compassion, it is hard to tell how much of her friendly behaviour is actually real or simply a mask to hide her true personality and intentions.
Abilities: As a Reaper, she possesses enhanced agility, elevated reflexes and increased senses. She can materialize her soul energy in form of a large scythe. She can also look into the souls of other living beings to see their true intentions and personalities. Like every Reaper, she has the ability to collect souls from deceased beings.
Appearance: He has a tall athletic body with olive skin. His shoulder length hair is blonde with a slight orange tinge and he has golden eyes.
Personality: Jayce often shows a arrogant behaviour while interacting with others and also tends to be a little bit narcisstic. But secretly, he is a kind hearted young man who cares for the people who are close to him.
Abilities: Jayce can create and manipulate fire as well as envelop himself in flames to protect himself from damage. He can shape-shift into his phoenix form, in which he has the apperance of a large bird which is surrounded by flames. In his phoenix form, he possesses elevated agility and speed, enhanced reflexes and the ability to fly. He also possesses the ability of resurrection. If he would get deadly injured, his body would turn into ashes and leave behind a young child. Jayce conscious still remains, even in his young form. After about a week he would be back to his old adult self.
Appearance: She has a youthful apperance with a petite body, pale skin, long white hair and light blue eyes.
Personality: Tara has a stoic, almost emotionless, personality and displays a silent nature. She mistrusts other beings, mostly humans, since she was chased and hunted for her rare mechanical and magical components. On the other hand, she loves cute and small things, like kittens or puppies. She would often hug things she finds cute. Those are mostly the only situations in which she shows ‘real’ emotions.
Abilities: As a Automaton she has a wide selections of enhanced attributes like high agility, intelligence and accuracy. She has also mastered the art of creation magic with a specialization in weapon creation. She can create all kind of weapons and can use them with her enhanced attributes in the most effective ways. She prefers to create firearms.
Appearance: Since he can alter his apperance, no one really knows how he actually looks like. But he has mostly the apperance of a young man with a tall and slender body, fair skin, long brown hair which he ties back into a ponytail and dark green eyes.
Personality: Robert has a humorous personality and takes absolutely nothing serious. He loves to brake rules and to undermine authority. He is the perfect example of a troublemaker. He may be a little bit crazy too. He also loves to trick and fool People.
Abilities: As a trickster, he can create powerful illusions and can alter his apperance. He also possesses a great degree of intellect and, all in all, high magical abilities.
Appearance: She has a hourglass body with fair skin, shoulder length light brown hair and hazel eyes.
Personality: Like every succubus, Emilia tries to be seductive towards other beings. Sadly, she isn’t much successful in her aspirations because of her shy personality. It’s hard to seduce someone if you can’t even look them in the eyes. Everytime she tries to talk to others, she would either start to stutter or start to blush. In most cases probably even both.
Abilities: As a succubus, Emilia can become stronger through the emotions of other beings by seducing them. She can induce immense pleasure in any human and a variety of supernatural creatures, but since she isn’t quite good at that part, she has to rely on her natural abilities. She possesses enhanced speed, strength, agility and reflexes as well as high magical abilities. She is also able to read peoples emotions and in certain situations even their thoughts.
I would like to hear your opinion about the ROs. Are you already interested in one of them?
Chris(tina) sounds like a sweetheart. I’m getting the feeling that even in-universe there will be people who ship the MC and Chris, and we’ll be blushing no matter how we answer.
You should’ve called Nick, “Manny”. Still a bit of room there to make a reference.
He also sounds like a sweetheart, but also gives me the impression that he’s the sort who’s way out of his league doing cool stealthy stuff or trying his best with love. Still, we’re probably gonna cheer him on anyway.
- I’m noticing a pattern, personality-wise, even if you clarify about the typical reaper personality. I’m also (probably overthinking) what “materialize her soul in the form of a large scythe” means.
Still, Sophia has a decent skillset description, as of now.
- Jayce is a male tsundere.
“After about a day he would be back to his old adult self.”
Well, that’s quick.
- Hmm, Tara…
Is a robot, loves cute and small things, hugs kittens…
Maybe an older version of Nano?
- Robert reminds me of the theme song for Cops, for some reason. Probably appropriate given the context.
Other than that, I’ll wait and see on Robert.
- “It’s hard to seduce someone if you can’t even look them in the eyes.”
Dude. Moe and kawaii are the way to go. There are always other ways to seduce people, even if not necessarily sexy in nature.
“Despite her shy personality she is kind, friendly, and polite.”
Ah, there we go, another friendly person on the RO crew.
“She is able to read people’s emotions and in certain situations even their thoughts.”
What are these certain situations if you don’t mind mind me asking?
That will definitely the case.
Souls are the main power source for magic and other powerful abilities. Most living beings are able to use a portion of those raw powers to, for example, cast Magic. However, there are also some beings who are able to use those raw powers or energies in different ways. Reapers, for example, are able to shape this raw energy into the form of weapon, in this case a scythe.
If you pick the Gunslinger or the Duelist as your species you will also be able to shape your Soul energy into the form of a weapon.
Well, that was, more or less, the plan.
I will rework that.
Hmm, maybe a little bit.
Sorry, it’s hard to create good personalities. I will also rework that.
Succubus are able see the deepest desires and feelings of each person they try to seduce. Those “certain situation” are those seducing attempts.
…Zombie is cheerful and full of life!? ironic…
Also…succubus doesn’t seem to be succubi-cal at all
I wanted to include a little bit of irony in these characters. I mean who has ever heard of a succubus who is to shy to be seductive.
Well noone did but it’d be bad for business right…if she can’t hook up with anyone then she’s just ‘less than human’