tell me about your heroes!

10 years ago | A. M. Harte (Moderator)

You may have seen the villains thread, and the subsequent blog post.

This is the follow up to that, this time focusing on heroes instead of villains! Of course, thanks to Dary for the awesome idea.

How it works
I'd like you to submit your heroes, or those from stories other than your own.

Please give me:
-his/her trope category
-his/her name
-a short description
-superpowers / special abilities / etc
-his/her motivations or goals (if any)
-the obstacles he/she faces

Rules:
1. One submission per story.
2. Keep it short & sweet: max 250 words, please.
3. Must be submitted by Friday the 25th (GMT midnight).
4. Priority goes to those who weren't showcased in the villain post. After that, it goes one a first come first served basis.
*EDIT: Waiting list is now full! Only new authors (not showcased in the previous post) need submit.*

Note:
I will stick to the facts you give me, but I may also reword, summarize, etc your submission, either to make it shorter, more coherent, or more catchy. By submitting you're agreeing to let me do this. :) After all, it's free advertising for your story. Are you really going to complain?

Either reply here or email me at annamichelleharte@googlemail.com

Thank you!

Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.

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  1. tenaciousN (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Here's Shane Myers from Strange Little Band. (Duly noted about stories not included in the villains post getting preference.)

    On the surface Shane’s an ordinary-looking workaholic who’s the head of the genetics department of the mega-corporation Triptych. He loves his work and generally keeps to himself. His only social interactions outside of his department are working out in Triptych’s gym and trysts with lovers. Few people know about the abilities granted by his alien side: healing, telekinesis, and limited telepathy. Shane never knew his non-human parent, so he figured out what he was and what he can do on his own. He grew up isolated, and has a hell of a temper, too. If you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality types, he’s an INTJ from hell.

    Shane’s slightly more at home at Triptych, where psionics are known and accepted. At the start of SLB he’s happy with his orderly, self-contained world. Then another psychic (Addison) and his son crash through Shane’s carefully erected walls. The results aren’t pretty.

    File under Badass Bookworm with a bad case of Jerkass Facade.

    http://www.strangelittleband.com

    "There will be an occasional happy, so that it might be
     crushed under the boot of the writer." - Tim Minear
  2. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Thanks for this! I didn't want to give away my villains, but heroes are much easier. :)

    In Tales of Pneuma we have Liam Wheelwright. He's a skinny, gentle yet surprisingly resilient 21 year old college student, with aspirations of becoming a doctor. Having been abandoned by his parents in his youth, he's wary of relationships and keeps most people at a distance; the only exceptions to this are his roommates, who are his replacement family. Now that his parents are dead, he hopes to discover who killed them and why they abandoned him by working at a shop that serves as his link between the magical and ordinary worlds. Of course, he'll discover more than he bargained for.

    He could be categorized as an Action Survivor, the ordinary person. While he does have a somewhat-special ability, the ability to smell and identify even the faintest scents including spells, he never would have realized this was special if he hadn't been tossed into his odd situation.

    Thanks again,

    Frances

  3. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @Frances - you're included in the post!

    @tenaciousN - you're first on the waiting list. :)

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  4. Sora (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    -his/her trope category
    -his/her name
    -a short description
    -superpowers / special abilities / etc
    -his/her motivations or goals (if any)
    -the obstacles he/she faces

    Takun is a Jerkass. He's obnoxious, rude, and a womanizing drunken cheater. The real problem is that he can get away with it because he's rich and can buy his way out of trouble. His friends aren't even sure why they are friends with him. He throws violent hissy fits when things don't go his way. He's tall, has white and black hair, blue-gray eyes, and lion-like ears. Since he's a cursed wolf, he can ultimately harvest people's souls and turn into a monstrous creature. He doesn't really have any motivation other than getting drunk, getting laid, and eating. Then he gets recruited by Vincent, but you'll have to read to see his decision?

    If other people haven't been on the blog yet, you can put them first.

    Can you do one about people Leveling Up In Badass? You know those secondary characters that go from comic relief to butt kicking badass.

  5. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @Sora Leveling Up In Badass? That sounds fun! I'll keep it in mind & add to my list of follow up ideas.

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  6. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I think I'll post up a hero from Chaos Fighters-Route of Earth, which will be posted up on 18th October 2009, exactly one year after I start involving in web fiction (Click on my first link).

    -The Chosen One
    -Tefia Rypal
    -An S-grade sorcerer who wears stainless steel thread robe and having brown hair barely touching shoulder.
    -She masters all types of magic, but she has solid physical fighting skills as well. Her rod, ifnarisis, can act as a knife, a lance, a spear, a cannon and even a rocket.
    -As a chosen one by Gods, she must prove herself to be worthy as one by collecting four holy items and pass the holy trial before she is sent to the realm of Satan to defeat the demon lord.
    -The minions of the demon lord try to stop her from obtaining the holy items while the trafficking criminals tried to prevent her from stopping the trafficking activities.

    The leveling up idea is good. I have another idea: The science behind the sci-fi stories and magic behind fantasy stories.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  7. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    This looks like fun. Here goes...

    Lovely Angels: Kat and Mouse

    KAT: Meter-ninety and eighty kilos of dark haired Amazon in black biker leathers. Sports a pair of .45-caliber hand cannons.

    MOUSE: Petite fireball in a black leather trenchcoat. Favors Japanese short swords and other pointy toys.

    Both are ronin--guns for hire. Both are fitted with adrenaline stimulators, bone reinforcement, dermal armor, and other assorted biomod goodies. Both are just trying to earn a living in the near-future metropolis of Bay City, California Free State.

    And both tend to bite off more than they can chew.

    Luckily, they usually resolve the situation.

    Their way.

    Which tends to involve gunfire, explosions, high body counts, and adult language.

    (sigh)

    from Kat and Mouse: Guns For Hire by Abner Senires

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  8. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @acetachyon I'm aiming for one character / story: do you have a preference between Kat and Mouse?

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  9. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @acetachyon I'm aiming for one character / story: do you have a preference between Kat and Mouse?

    Ah. I see.

    Well, the conceit of the series is that they're a team. Hence the Lovely Angels trope.

    um...will there be a "Duo" or "Team" category later on? If so, I'll pull them from this list and put them there. No worries.

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  10. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    One more for the waiting list:

    Nick Klein fits both into Gadgeteer Genius and Badass Bookworm.

    Brown haired, and of average height, he doesn't stand out in a crowd.

    Unlike many classic superheroes, Nick doesn't have a tragic past. He became a superhero because his friends (descendants of his grandfather's teammates) wanted to, making him one of the few superheroes whose origin is essentially peer pressure combined with curiosity.

    Nick is fascinated with how things work and somewhat socially awkward, often oblivious to other people's lack of interest in technical details. He has no superpowers -- just training in the martial arts and a talent for understanding technology. He's also got the use of his grandfather's powered armor (strength, protection, and sonic weaponry).

    The major obstacles he faces include mobsters, conspiracies, and some of his teammates' tendency to be less cautious than he is.

  11. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @acetachyon To be honest I don't think there's enough fiction out there for a separate 'team' posting, considering I still haven't gotten many 'new' submissions for this post!

    But I was thinking: the length of your description is within the right range, so it really won't cost me much to just put both of them in. It's not like you've given me two long separate character bios, and they do fall under one trope, so....

    I'll add you in as is. Sound good?

    @Other authors reading this: if you haven't submitted your heroes, do so already!

    EDIT: Also, would there be any authors interested in a post on sidekicks? Something else? Trying to see whether it's worth doing a third in the series or not.

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  12. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Sidekicks? This is good idea. Hopefully this third in the series will become real.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  13. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I'll add you in as is. Sound good?

    Sounds good.

    I just wanted to make sure I was abiding by the rules of the post, hence, pulling the entry for use in a future one.

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  14. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Another idea.... How about mentors?

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