Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby greycrusader » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 pm

And for myself as well, I am afraid.

Trying to get back on track, though.
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby catsi563 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:32 pm

Mick Drake: "Just how drunk were you when you decided this popinjay to join Hells triumvitrate? Wait. Don't answer that."


Mr. Hoppy: he had cupcakes.

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They also love a Clockwork Orange, the movie not the book since reading is not one of their pastimes. The authorities in the UK are not sure what to do with them. In some places it is like Lord of the Flies


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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:45 am

So I have some questions about The Fusion Age!:

-What happened to Spartacorp & PHANTOM?
-What happened to the old guard of the Tomorrow Society like Phantom Archer?
-How about Splotch? Did he pass the ring to somebody else or is he still active?
-Where are the Blackwing Internationals? I would hope that they would be assisting Brick if they had legacies.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:14 pm

So I have some questions about The Fusion Age!:

-What happened to Spartacorp & PHANTOM?
-What happened to the old guard of the Tomorrow Society like Phantom Archer?
-How about Splotch? Did he pass the ring to somebody else or is he still active?
-Where are the Blackwing Internationals? I would hope that they would be assisting Brick if they had legacies.


1. SpartaCorp is still the world's largest corporation though it has expanded and diversified. It was considered too big too fail and even the scandals of JWIII and Kenneth Kane did little to change it. It's current manager is Mister Wealth, a mysterious figure who is running the massive corporation to the point of altering the governments of countries to accommodate the company's needs. Mister Wealth argues that his capitalism is for the good of the world and what benefits SpartaCorp benefits humanity.

Sadly, it's unlikely you'll persuade him from this logic as Mister Wealth is a simple accounting AI created by Doc Aeon in the 1950s and later modified by Alex which has gone on to become the CEO. Mister Wealth has gained weird Howard Hughes-esque pretensions and actually employs a number of superheroes. He's just...well... a deranged office tool.

2. The Genesis Island takeover was something of a breaking point for the team as most of its members were not comfortable with creating a Metaman homeworld versus working to create equality for Metamen worldwide. For them, it pretty much seemed like accepting Cassius Mass' separatism. Ymir, Lucien, Valkyrie, Ultimatum, and so on all went their separate ways.

Phantom Archer of all people finally got to compete in the Olympics for archery once they repealed the Metaman ban under limited circumstances and became an international celebrity. A lot of people point to him now as the embodiment of the superhuman sell-out but he argues he's a "good role model" for kids.

Madame Tomorrow, meanwhile, hasn't been seen in years and has become a recluse in the island with the affairs run by a Council.

3. The ring of power was destroyed by Big Game Hunter during his "Final Hunt" where he defeated both brothers and their sidekick before declaring himself the ultimate predator and killing himself. The irony was, no sooner did he suceed in this, that the three of them discovered that they no longer needed their rings as having been noted from the very start. While the ring itself is destroyed, they've also long since had it studied enough by Alex and the John Smith Society if they wanted to create a new one to continue the legacy they could.

As now, Splotch is mostly just caring for his teenage daughter.

(who has inherited his powers against all biology)

4. The Black Wings of All Nations, which I have yet to detail are still active and carrying on a covert crusade across dozens of countries training people in the arts of crime-fighting. In a weird way, it's become a miniature version of the Black Hand as nonlethal ninjas. They aren't really well known as they've focused on being an urban legend but have taken a substantial BITE out of crime. They also run secret academies the world over.

Still, they've suffered some major setbacks in recent months with two of their academies being destroyed and several major high-ranking members being assassinated by an unknown foe.
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Libra » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:31 am

4. The Black Wings of All Nations, which I have yet to detail* are still active and carrying on a covert crusade across dozens of countries training people in the arts of crime-fighting. In a weird way, it's become a miniature version of the Black Hand as nonlethal ninjas. They aren't really well known as they've focused on being an urban legend but have taken a substantial BITE out of crime. They also run secret academies the world over.

Still, they've suffered some major setbacks in recent months with two of their academies being destroyed and several major high-ranking members being assassinated by an unknown foe.


For some reason this last line starts this tune playing in my head; this is rather peculiar as I've never heard the theme before in my life! (it's not bad at all, considering that it's a chance-found track, uncovered on YouTube while I was sniffing out 'Deshi Basara' from the actual soundtrack of the film). :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehol-UuUUws

*Out of curiosity Charles, just how many changes do you intend to make to the organisation and what sort of adjustments do you feel are required to improve it? I must confess that this mention of Black-Wings International has rather piqued my already eager curiosity.
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:34 am

Not many, just highlight how the organization changed when BW2 took over and franchised it.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Libra » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:51 am

Wait a minute, the Society of Costumed Crime Fighters (Silver Age chapter) have actually managed to stop chaffing Alex for long enough to pass the mantle of leadership on to him?

Good lord, Alex will risk becoming unbearable, that'll go straight to his head - one can only hope that the Old Guard still call him 'Sparky' to his face, if only to keep him from marketing his noggin as a hot-air balloon! :wink:
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:54 am

Mister Wealth

The leader of SpartaCorp in the mid-21st century is an early 20th century antihero or villain, depending on what you believe. Mister Wealth is a figure who may help player characters become superheroes and direct them to fight crimes across the world from a hidden lair in his private resort town of Sand City or he may oppose them by engineering heists of the centuries across the globe.

Mister Wealth is arguably the first human-created AI in the world of HED!, having been created by Doc Aeon to manage his casino in Las Vegas during the twilight years of the deranged but increasingly frustrated genius. Having grown increasingly disillusioned with the world and its misuse of SCIENCE!, Doc Aeon created a companion to serve as the manager of his affairs while retreating into seclusion.

Mister Wealth, based on the engrams of a variety of figures including Howard Hughes, Walt Disney, and more enlightened figures cared deeply for his friend and swiftly came to share his disillusionment with the world. For the majority of the 20th century, he covertly managed Doc Aeon's casino and sent artificially generated voice messages from a false brokerage firm over the phone to handle the man's estate.

Mister Wealth, ironically, is one of the reasons the John Smith Society is so well-funded despite their dubious ability to manage funds. At least, before Raven Enterprises managed to turn even their failures into profits.


Eventually, a group of intrepid heroes finally managed to penetrate Doctor Aeon's casino and discovered Mister Wealth along with Doc Aeon's Legacy. Mister Wealth was entrusted to Alexander Timons who proceeded to apply the AI for citizenship after fixing it so he was able to achieve full sentience.

Alex is, unfortunately, helpful that way.


No longer limited by his programming, Mister Wealth has decided to reshape the globe into a place where science and capitalism are properly appreciated. His old-school 1950s/early 1960s attitude makes his business practices rather quaint but they're helped by the fact he's backed up by Doctor Aeon's super-science. He has a horde of vintage but effective robots to assist him plus all manner of gadgets well above what normal people are capable of dealing with.

He just has no way of using them, himself.

That's the problem of being a computer even in the internet age and he's developed no proper android shell for himself. As a result, Mister Wealth is restricted to dealing through human agents and this is where he is troubled. He isn't a super-criminal per say but intends to strike directly at the various terrorist organizations, criminal cartels, and ignoramuses who are destroying his beloved planet Earth. That may take him somewhat out of the law and even past the good morals of certain superheroes.

So he needs people he can trust.

Mister Wealth's response to this is the somewhat questionable method of sending his robots to gas super-heroes and not-too-despicable supervillains before dragging them to Sand City. Once there, he offers them lives of luxury in his nearly abandoned retro-futuristic swanky pad plus all the equipment they could ever need for the price of working for him. He doesn't want yes men but he wants partners.

And yes, he uses extremely dated slang. It's even more hilarious when he's attempting to use lingo he feels is beneath him only for it to be decades out of date. Mister Wealth feels Sinatra is the sort of guy who is on the populist side.


If subjects agree, they'll be given lists of missions and resources for conducting daring raids against many of the world's nastiest no goodniks in complete violation of international law. Many of these raids will include electronically stealing their billions, proprietary information, or even secrets from enemies very heads.

Mister Wealth isn't above getting his electronic hands dirty and while he isn't a mad dog killer, at least one PHANTOM executive has found himself indicted for all manner of tasteless illegal sexual practices involving animals. Actions he almost certainly didn't do but have ruined him as an operative forever.

People working for Mister Wealth should get used to a certain zeerust feel to everything. It even applies to the Aeonites, a honest-to-god cult which emerged during Mister Wealth's tending of Doctor Aeon's casino.

The Aeonites have transferred their worship of the empty casino to Doctor Aeon himself, thankfully, and now have come to work for Mister Wealth. How do they serve him? By adopting accents, dress, and behaviors straight from the heydey of Vegas while waiting on the AI's servants.

Mister Wealth is embarrassed by it as anyone but he's sorely lacking in physical hands. Both figuratively and literally.


One final thing to note is anarchic or classicist heroes will find Mister Wealth extremely frustrating. He's an honest capitalist who is programmed to his core to believe in the philosophy. He'll even pay his superheroes a generous wage and is extremely annoyed at any suggestion the problem is in the system as opposed to a corrupt few. Notable, Mister Wealth is extremely annoyed at government interference with his expanding AeonCo. business despite being staggeringly more generous with his employees than most.

Mister Wealth rewards loyalty and expects it to be returned. Actually do ones job right and you get paid, it's a simple philosophy he's annoyed people seem unable to follow for whatever reason.


This would be an odd thing to note if not for the fact it brings him in direct conflict SpartaCorp as a shocking number of its researchers have defected to his service recently.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Libra » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:32 am

As I may have mentioned before, I love HED! because quite frankly an AI-Howard Hughes can be said to qualify as downright everyday by the standards of this setting! :wink:

Hmmm ... could Mr Wealth (first name Rich?) have been integral to the success of that counterpart Divinos on the OTHER Heroic Earth?
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Neo-Paladin » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:56 am

I like the New Generation setting...just have one question...who is the Black Horus?

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Beleriphon » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:56 am

Libra wrote:As I may have mentioned before, I love HED! because quite frankly an AI-Howard Hughes can be said to qualify as downright everyday by the standards of this setting! :wink:

Hmmm ... could Mr Wealth (first name Rich?) have been integral to the success of that counterpart Divinos on the OTHER Heroic Earth?


He actually reminds a great deal of Mr House in Fallout: New Vegas, right down to the swanky retro-future hotel.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:04 pm

Beleriphon wrote:He actually reminds a great deal of Mr House in Fallout: New Vegas, right down to the swanky retro-future hotel.


Ironic fact, I actually created the original Mister Wealth before I played New Vegas. He was the guardian of Doctor Aeon's estate, though he was meant to work more like a kind of Alfred figure to the increasingly insane Doctor Aeon (who was originally a Howard Hughes figure himself). In retrospect, making him a corporate mogul makes him a bit TOO much like House.

Of course, I imagine Big Mountain is pretty much what the John Smith Society would look like Post-Apocalypse.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Phrozen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:13 pm

Speaking of corporate moguls.

Charles Freeman in the Fusion Age!

(exclamation marks are required in the future)

They intervening decades were not a good one for The Worlds Most Ruthless Executive*. Firstly, the Wall Street Journal found some disgruntled ex Freeman Resources employees as well as some former business owners whose company was bought out from them. In a three part article, the Wall Street Journal exposed the cult like conditions in Freeman Resources, the eccentric management style of Mr. Freeman, and the legal but less then ethical tactics used by Freeman Resources to acquire companies. The article also pointed out Mr. Freeman's strange fixation on acquiring Raven Industries and putting Alex Timmons out of business. The WSJ finally reported on the cache of dirt that Mr. Freeman had on major and minor rivals, politicians, reporters, bureaucrats, and even many heroes. It was quoted that this cache would make J. Edgar Hoover envious with the things contained within.

*As far as the WSJ is concerned. Obviously, he is less ruthless then Kenneth Kane or Saul Solomon.


While dealing with the public relations mess the WSJ article laid in his lap, Freeman learned of Alex Timmons retirement. Finally able to put the pieces together Freeman finally realized that Timmons was Black Wing II and now fully out of his reach to ruin. Realizing that what he had worked and sacrificed his entire life for had no chance of happening now if it ever really did, Freeman promptly had a complete mental breakdown. It was so bad that Freeman Resources didn't even make a bid for Spartacorp when Jack Washington III was thrown in jail. In fact, Charles Freeman signed over ownership of the company to Leyland James who promptly managed to run the company mostly into the ground.

Disappearing from public life and with only a small dispensation from selling Freeman Resources, Freeman debated whether to simply hire a hitman to kill Alex or whether his life has any meaning anymore. Several years ago, he suffered a massive stroke that left him bed ridden in a convalescent home and on suicide watch. So far, no one has been able to uncover Freeman's files of dirt, some don't believe they exist and were just made up to sell papers. If they do exist any villain or hero would love to get their hands on them but only Charles Freeman knows where they are hidden and he isn't taking any visitors.

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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Libra » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:47 am

Fine work Phrozen! :D
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Re: Halt Evil Doer! thread IV - (Zombies!)

Postby Charles Phipps » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:45 am

The Fate of Charles Freeman is quite moving, Phrozen.

It's a nice little parable on revenge.

Sorry guys expecting the Black Wings of all ages but I'm stumped there.

Libra's guys were just too awesome to come up with easy tops for.

I can't do it unless I could match it.

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