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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby SilvercatMoonpaw » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:51 pm

Crinos wrote:Why does it seem like all the best anime run on the premise of "Everybody is nuttier than all get out."

Because then it all makes sense.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Kreuzritter » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:52 pm

I happily admit that Gama has been one of Durga's influences
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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Voltron64 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:02 pm

I just like to see some heroes pwn Ragyo Kiryuin to the point she's deprived of the smug last laugh she got in canon. Give some GLaDOS-level trolling to her while we're at it.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Crinos » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:23 pm

Alright, time for part 2 of my look at the aliens from Champions Beyond. This ones gonna be pretty bare bones because there are a lot of aliens here (Over 50 species), and most of them are pretty sparse to begin with.

Aliens (Champions) Part 2

Anthari: A species of blue skinned humanoids, the Anthari were nearly wiped out when Collapsar the Devourer destroyed their world. Now the few remaining Anthari are space faring nomads on the verge of extinction.

Belaxians: Natives to a high gravity world, Belaxians are squat, blocky, and strong. They lack vision like humans, instead seeing via radar.

Catlavans: A race of seven foot tall four armed humanoids, Catlavans are unique in that they are a very traditionalist society, and don't exactly embrace technological innovations (IE: They have FTL starships, but also mainly use steampunk technology).

Cophidians: a race of humanoids evolved from dog like pack hunters on a cold dim planet, Cophidians prefer the company of others, and develop mental problems if isolated for too long.

Cristobalites: A creation of the Malvans, Cristobalites are sentient boulders who spend most of their time philosophizing and in quiet contemplation.

Denebians: A race of turtle like humanoids, Denebians marry for life, bonding with their spouses on a biochemical level that makes divorce physiologically impossible,

Donburil: A race of gold skinned humanoids whose metabolism requires them to eat foods that would be lethal to most other species.

Dorugandans: A race of sapient mushroom people with psychic powers, The Dorugandan are part of the Lor republic, but prefer to be left to their own devices because they move at a much slower pace than other races.

Eauhiaomeaaeiu: A race of energy beings, these amoral parasites are nearly extinct. The Villain Esper was created when one of these merged with her, dying in the process and granting her its power.

Ereni: Members of the Lor republic, the Ereni are tall and fur covered, and are known as scholars and explorers.

Ergons and Thorgons: The Ergons are a race of short humanoids who are masters of bio engineering. Their creation, the Thorgons, are taller and nastier, and are used for jobs the Ergons don't wish to do themselves.

Esagites: A race of green skinned humanoids, the Esagites renounced violence a long time ago, but realize other races have not, so maintain a large space navy for defense purposes.

Fex: The Fex are a peaceful feline like race which are currently pre industrial revolution.

Ghok'pa: A race that once attempted to subjugate the universe, they were all wiped out by the Star Knights centuries ago, now only the remnants and ghosts of their evil empire remain.

Golo: A primitive world with a medieval culture, there are natural psionics among the Golo, who are seen as witches and feared and persecuted.

Hrac'darese: A race of religious fish like humanoids. females of the species are smaller and weaker than males, and are only fertile for a five year period in their twenties.

Jaruma: Silicon based, three armed and legged creatures (With each hand ending in a mouth surrounded with eyes) the Jaruma breath a mix of carbon dioxide and flourine, and usually colonize worlds other sentients can't live on. They are part of the Lor Republic.

Jhinu: A race of humanoids who long ago perfected genetic engineering and removed all abnormalities from their genes. All Jhinu are descended from one of several genetic lines. While they removed the metagene from their DNA, they can still induce super powers through experimentation and accidents.

Kadathari: Another feline like species, they are only at 14th century level technology, but are quickly advancing.

Kadilians: Kadilians are a humanoid species which is much more durable than humans, and practice a philosophy of near pacifism.

Kalishari: A subterranean and nocturnal species, the Kalishari possess color changing skin which reflects their mood and intent. Because they don't control this, they tend to be very honest.

The Kolajik pack: A race of Boisterous and communal raptor men, their technology is roughtly 19th century equivalent.

Korundar: A species of rock like humanoids who live in a superheated environment lethal to most other species, they are very slow, but often find work on other worlds as miners.

Krsst: A hive mind species of insect like humanoids, each Krsst hive behaves as a single being, and believes it knows what's best for it. Their tech is comparable to humans, but incompatible with it.

Lorghil: Brown skinned humanoids with a higher than average rate for psionics, the Lorghill are a peaceful race who shun emotions and competition.

Mostreen: Are an avian species with long fingers. They have sharp beaks and are very curious.

Naloth: A race of psychic, tentacles giant slugs. They use biology based technology.

Nan: A race of sharp arrow headed humanoids lacking eyes and ears, who use psionics to track prey, they love to hunt and inflict fear.

Naxari: Ages ago, the Naxari tried to conquer the Milky way, only to be stopped by the Star Knights. Their existence came to an end when their homeworld was destroyed by the villain Galaxia.

Orthu: A race of avian creatures descended from dinosaur like creatues, Orthu have a great deal of infighting among themselves along tribal and racial lines.

Osathri: A race or large catfish like creatures with hand fins. They have medieval level technology.

Pelgonites: Another victim of Collapsar. Their world, and they, are long gone.

Pograckians: A race of humanoid canines, who are marked by a serious competitive streak.

Prylenish: A race of humanoid plants who can grow humanoid bodies. Their race was conquered by the Hzeel, and some refugees escaped to Earth and ended up becoming gardeners at Claremont Academy with the help of Changeling.

Quagi: A race of amphibious frog like humanoids, Quagi are part of the Thran Allegiance.

Qedustiers:A race of horned humanoids who are rapidly advancing in technology. Once aggressive, years of war weeded out the more violent of their kind, and now they live in isolated city states.

Renghadi: Members of the Thran Allegiance, Renghadi are an offshoot of the humans of the Lor republic, with similar appearance with only a few biological differences.

Rigellians: A race of humanoids known for their beauty and their ability to modulate their voices to produce sounds higher and lower than humans, most of their super beings have sonic based powers.

The R'kaili hive: One of the few non insectioid hive mind races, the Hive is a mammalian species with a planet wide hive mind. They have incredibly advanced tech.

Roin'esh: One of the races under the Malvans, the Roin'esh are shapeshifters who shapeshifting powers exceed even the Grue (Greater Roin'esh have shapeshifting based super powers). The Roin'esh bristle under the control of the Malvans, and seek to break free and establish their own interstellar empire.

Salgadians: The Green skinned humanoids conquered by the Malvan outcast Telxaxares, they are as culturally diverse as humans are.

Se'ecra: A race of flightless, mute, humanoid beetles, they rule a small empire in the Stellar Khanate, and have a reputation as meddlers who help out more primitive species, breaking the Covenant left and right.

Se-lag: One of the subject races of the Sec'ecra, the Se-lag resemble four armed otter like creatures who have a penchant for practical jokes.

Shar'een: A race of ochre skinned humanoids allied with the Perseid.

Shiseki: A race of crab like creatures with a caste system and a hive mind.

Sholarron: A race of psionic parasites which control and feed off host animals, they resemble a giant centipede. Despite their creepiness, they are friendly and don't feed on sapient beings. They are allies to the Se'ecra.

Susethrin: A race of serpentine creatures resembling armed snakes. They have primitive technology, but don't need it because they have natural telekinetic abilities as well as the capacity for super powers.

Tarmin: The Tarmin are a race of rat like humanoids who are honorable to a fault and take offense to slights and insults. Their world has higher gravity than Earth, so they tend to be stronger than humans.

Ta'shar-n Another victim of Collapsar, this species had gray skin and three eyes.

Thrinu: A race of flying avian humanoids, the Thrinu have a true democracy where every member votes regardless of age and capacity, and they have notoriously short attention spans.

Tkaki: Human sized, Tkaki resemble a cross between a praying mantis, a scorpion and a grasshopper.

Toractans: Are a primitive subterranian race who are stronger and better armored than humans.

The Varyani: A humanoid species whose social status and psionic power is indicated by the number of crests on their head. The Varyani have a small empire in the Stellar Khanate.

Velarians: One of the founding members of the Lor republic, Velarians resemble humans.

The X'endron network: A nomadic fleet of sentient machines, the X'endron seek to conquer the universe and subjugate all organic life.

Xenovores: A race of vicious predators, the Xenovores see all other life as food and can eat anything. They are currently at war with the Daleks.... Yeah Good luck with that.

Zmm: A race of tiny wasp like humanoids, they have human level technology.

Z'rel: A humanoid species with potential for super powers, Z'rel have advanced tech, but there is a growing movement dedicated to eschewing use of such tech and going for a more primitive life.

Zurites: A race of blue skinned immortals, with psychic powers, the Zurites were once an advanced species, but abandoned their technology to live lives of contemplation and artistic endeavors at a medieval tech level. A few Zurites still use tech though, living as nomads.

Okay, finally done with that.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Crinos » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:25 pm

Also: I would like some help: Can someone name off a couple of the badass normal, costumed detective types running around out there. Guys like Batman, Moon Knight, The Question, Wildcat, and the like? I need some of the more obscure ones for when I do my next entry.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Phrozen » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:38 pm

Misty Knight and Colleen Wing for a certain level of normal.
Hamilton Drew who was a Sherlock Holmes expy in Starman (brought to the modern day through magic poster).
Matt O'Dare also from Starman. Reincarnation of Scalphunter. Really, the whole O'Dare family but they don't wear costumes they are normal police.
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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Yeoman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:34 am

Crinos wrote:Also: I would like some help: Can someone name off a couple of the badass normal, costumed detective types running around out there. Guys like Batman, Moon Knight, The Question, Wildcat, and the like? I need some of the more obscure ones for when I do my next entry.


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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Arthur Eld » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:51 am

Now that the labyrinth is gone, Enigma from Paragons could count.
Jack in the Box from Astro City.
If you've ever read Ex-Heroes series, Stealth works. I already used Gorgon from that series in MTA-he's a regular scrapper who is also a kind of life-force vampire-he looks at people, they get weaker and they get stronger. Stealth is basically a cold, supermodel female Batman.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Crinos » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Raven Incorporated

Nothing lasts forever.

And so it came to pass that Callie Summers, the Second Raven, decided to hang up her cape and mask for good. Following the successful rescue of her teammate Lady Liberty from the Titan overrun alter Earth she was stranded on.

There was no single one reason for the retirement: Yes, the fact she had been brainwashed by an extradimensional cult was part of it, but the main thing was that Callie had started to feel, more and more, that she could do more good from behind the scenes. Besides which, she wasn't getting any younger, and despite being highly skilled and deadly, she was still only human.

That being said, there will always be a need for the Raven and people like her. Non powered costumed avengers striking from the shadows, badass two fisted do gooders without actual powers beyond strength and skill, and to that end Callie, along with her father, came up with a plan.

At a press conference, Callie made a shocking announcement: That her family had funded the first and second Raven's crusade against crime. And that Callie was going to take a good idea, and expand it exponentially; yes, like the Sentinels, the Raven were being franchised.

But its not enough to but a Raven in every city in the US, Callie has slightly larger ambitions than that. No, Callie has expanded her Raven Incorporated worldwide, arming costumed vigilante on every inhabited continent.

It works like this: The Raven Incorporated brand supplies its members with weapons, vehicles, and other resources they may not be able to pay with on their own, in addition, they gain access to an international and heavily guarded network with which they can share information and call for help if need be. The Raven Inc Server is maintained by Troy Alexander and Technus, and is virtually impervious to hackers. Vetting for potential candidates is extreme, designed to ensure only the right people get their foot in the door: Both competency and moral fiber are examined, and Callie is very stringent in her judgements.

Naturally this entire enterprise has turned some heads. Numerous costumed vigilantes across the world are clamoring to get Callie's attention, and the villains are bristling as well; Numerous villains and assassins have made attempts on Callie's life following the announcement, but so far none have succeeded in touching her. Dr. Sin in particular is interested in what Callie may be thinking setting up this little scheme, but so far he has yet to make a move.

Two major developments also to consider: The first is Relentless and Rook. The two primary non powered heroes of Emerald have decided to get into a friendly competition to see which of them will represent Emerald in Raven Inc. This means major headaches for local bad guys.

The Second is Wildcard. Always one of the Second Raven's major foes. Wildcard actually knows Callie and Raven are one in the same (Thank Wildcard's super luck; He actually stumbled on Raven removing her mask in an alley after their first encounter, he just never acted on the info till now). Wildcard is endlessly amused by this new turn of events, and has already considered recruiting an army of clown and comedy themed villains to form his own team.

Some notable members of Raven Inc so far include:

Revenant: The same mysterious costumed hero who led the rag tag team of heroes against the G'tach during the time of Vengeance, Revenant was hand picked by Callie as her replacement on the Freedom League.

Raven III: The Third Raven, better known as Elite, is the first official member of Raven Inc. Taking over the first Raven's old stomping grounds of New York City, In truth Elite rarely makes use of the tech and hideout provided by Callie, preferring to do things his own way. Still, he's always on call if needed.

Moon Knight: Raven Inc.'s Chicago representative, Marc Spector was a Mercenary in Egypt when he perished and was ressurected by the Egyptian God Khonshu, deciding to become a costumed crime fighter. Moon Knight has numerous alternate aliases he uses throughout the city.

Carcal: The Raven Inc representative in Saudi Arabia, Carcal is Yousef Abdulaziz El-Kharejiji, a former police officer who grew up admiring Western Super Heroes. Raven and Carcal actually worked together a few times when the Freedom League was helping track down Al Khalyl members operating in Saudi Arabia a few years back, and the two are good friends. Carcal is something of a swashbuckler by nature, and enjoys the attention as much as he does helping people.

Jack in the Box: Operating out of Astro City, Zachary Johnson is a legacy hero and toy designer who took up his father's mantle as Jack in the Box, fighting criminals with a clown theme and toys. He worked with Raven in the past to thwart a teamup between Wildcard and Astro City villain the Deacon.

Okay, its late, so lets leave it at that. I think you get the general idea. Anyways, I got to work at 7 Monday morning, so the first day of Hidden Lands week may be a bit late or Early. Depending on how much sleep I get.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Yeoman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Couple other Suggestions:

1. Terry McGuinnes. Cause Terry.

2: I had her in New Warriors 2.0, but Stephanie Brown might be interesting for it as well.

Actually, ergint the old New Warrios 2.0 idea into part of this, adding Terry and maybe one other (Probably Dinah Lance) and rebranding it as the Birds of Prey has some appeal.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:47 pm

I love Raven Incorporated! Great idea!

Needs some more members, though, I think.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Crinos » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:32 am

Charles Phipps wrote:I love Raven Incorporated! Great idea!

Needs some more members, though, I think.

Oh there are, it was just I was tired last night. I literally went right to bed after writing that up.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Aliens (Champions))

Postby Kreuzritter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:37 am

Crinos wrote:That can work. My main plan for an adventure was the YA (Or at least the more human looking ones) going undercover as teens on spring break to investigate rumors of the local cartels creating metahumans from Child Soldiers in the rain forests.

Also, the big bad of the country of the Lamplighter from Champions, who, if you know the Champions setting, is one of the nastier guys around. Like Henry Killenger except he's played horribly straight.

Also: Arcade gets what he's got coming? I am intrigued, since that is the thing that pissed me off most about Avengers Arena (Have not read it, but I know it ends with Arcade basically getting away clean as a sheet and winning completely). So please, tell me more.


Avengers Undercover's first arc is about the Arena survivors getting together to keep one of their own from getting himself killed, as he's signed on with the newest incarnation of the Masters of Evil as part of his Ahab-like obsession with finding and killing Arcade. they track him to bagalia (the supervillain country set up in a series I hadn't read), and Cullen's new mentor, Daimon Hellstrom, does them all a solid by teleporting them to Arcade's newest hangout

Issue 3 ends with arcade powerless and locked in a room with said survivors, who beat the piss out of him but refuse to finish the job and sink to his level, before Hazmat breaks out of her issue-long fugue state and reduces him to a vaguely Arcade-shaped pile of radioactive gore
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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Crinos » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:16 am

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Yeah, pretty much my reaction to hearing that. And good on Hazmat getting last kill, she earned it.

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Re: The Crinoverse 3 (Raven Incorporated)

Postby Yeoman » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:37 pm

And since we're approaching the end of the month, I should get to the Profile/Update for Charli and Novendecim. And given a tiny one for Ali and Star as well.


Charli

Originally a rogue timelord pirate who attempted to sit out the great time war and profit on the sidelines, she ended up having that come back to bite her and ended up crashing outside Freedom City during the Terminus Invvasion.

Fatally Wounded and trying to go to ground, she attempted to use a broken chameleon arch during her regeneration. the combination of such left her has a human infant. Discovered and Raised by the Brown's as their own daughter, Charli spent 18 years as a.. not quite typical human. And then she got super powers and met a giant robot from beyond time and space and become a super hero.

Admittedly a strange one. Charli was always a little off personality wise, flighty and prone to jumping subject to subject and things popped into her head. Being able to transport herself nearly anywhere in time and space probably didn't help that.

Having died since jumpstarted her system, and she has since lost her super powers and regained much her of memory from before she came to Earth. Also, while trapped in another dimension for some time, she and her robot friend constructed a series of self aware robot probes that are, more or less, their children.

Novendecim, meanwhile, in Centurion Machine number nineteen. An ancient machine life form created millions of years ago by Primus/Autochton at the behest of several other races to safeguard life throughout time and space. Which he has done for a subjective time quite possibly longer than the life of the universe up to this point.

Often cold and distant, Novendecim rarely takes a personal stake, as he knows he will outlive any friends he makes. Still, his core directive is to protect life, and once he grows close, he will fight fiercely to defend his allies and friends.

The two have largely taken a leave of absence from the Avengers in order to track down the children they have created who are spread through all creation, moving from world to world, universe to universe and time to time, occasionally stopping back home.


Allies

The Avengers: Probably goes without saying. Charli's closest friends are in the Avengers, and she is one of the founding members of the team. Of them she is probably closest to Aum-ra, sharing a non human viewpoint.

Captain Jack Harkness: a field leader in the Weird Happenings Organization, and himself a time traveller. Charli and Jack used to date before her death and disappearance. It largely didn't work out, as neither of them are the sort for long term romantic relationships, but the two remain close friends.


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