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If You Were A Superhero

Postby Elomin Sha » 02 May 2009, 11:49

Coming from: 'the Watchmen are becoming real or something' thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9011 and the mixing thoughts within I was wondering if we had the guts to do what they do how would we do it?
Saying you'd go as a LRRunner is cheating so try and be original:

What would be your name?
What would be your quest?
What would be your back story?
Where would your stompping grounds be?
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?
What would be your catchphrase?
More importantly, what would your costume be?

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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 02 May 2009, 11:58

Elomin Sha wrote:What would be your name?
What would be your quest?
What would be your back story?
Where would your stompping grounds be?
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?
What would be your catchphrase?
More importantly, what would your costume be?

Blue Jester
Cliche but protect those that need protecting
The city, not necessarily one city
Hand-to-hand combat, occasional staff weapon
Isn't that interesting?/Blue Jester, at yer service!
Think my Runners outfit with a blue jacket and cargo trousers and bluer glasses.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby draco » 02 May 2009, 13:20

What would be your name?
What would be your quest?
What would be your back story?
Where would your stompping grounds be?
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?
What would be your catchphrase?
More importantly, what would your costume be?quote]

Shadow or NightShade

to fight crime from the shadows

if i toled you id have to kill you

in drak aly's

pottato masher

your mashed now

black with an black cape
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby tak197 » 02 May 2009, 15:35

If I could be a superhero?

I'd Justice Guy
Making sure people get what they deserve,
Especially women who lie
Like if a wife lest her husband with three kids and no job
to run off to Fuckin hawaii with a doctor named bob
I'd skin them and drain them of blood so they'd die
(especially bob)
Then I'd be Justice Guy
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 02 May 2009, 15:49

Very uncompromising and Rorschach-style, tak197.

I'm quite embarassed by how poor my alcohol-induced superhero identity was, so will try to think up a better one.

P.S. When I first wrote this I actually typed "superho". Which would be an exciting profession.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Oli boy » 02 May 2009, 15:55

Woop! Stephen Lynch FTW!!

Anywho...

Name: Professor A. Essling
Quest: To stop the villainy of the Gebenheim.
Story: Talented engineer and scientist who's wife was kille by a villain named Gebenheim has vowed to stop his villainy and set right any injustice he encounters along the way.
Stompping grounds: Victorian London, mostly.
Weapons: A large range of steamy gadjets and weaponary. All the way from rachets to Mech Suits. Though usually his cane will suffice.
Catchphrase: You, sir, are a cad - have at thee!
Costume: Fasionable victorian gentleman, the only oddity being his varying eyewear (depending on what he's doing).

If I could have a villain it'd probably a member of a team. Seven members n total, my villain's called Sloth. Guess what the other six are called.
He doesn't do a lot of feild work. Mostly lounges around, guarding the base kind of thing. Sleeps a lot. Yeah.
Yeah, be jealous of my bling...
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 02 May 2009, 17:12

tak197 wrote:If I could be a superhero?

I'd Justice Guy
Making sure people get what they deserve,
Especially women who lie
Like if a wife lest her husband with three kids and no job
to run off to Fuckin hawaii with a doctor named bob
I'd skin them and drain them of blood so they'd die
(especially bob)
Then I'd be Justice Guy

Bitter much?
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby empath » 02 May 2009, 20:16

You know, tak, I think some ALT-codes would gussy up those Stephen Lynch lyrics just nicely, like maybe ALT+13 (♪) or ALT+14 (♫)...lesee...

Stephen Lynch wrote:♫If I could be a superhero?♫
♫I would be Justice Guy♫
♫Making sure people get what they deserve,♫
♫Especially women who lie♫
♫Like if a wife left her husband with three kids and no job♫
♫To run off to Fuckin' Hawaii with some doctor named Bob♫
♫I'd skin them and drain them of blood so they'd die♫
(Especially Bob)
♫Then I would be Justice Guy♫


Hmmmm...maybe a little overdone, I guess - but it still adds a certain je ne sais quoi, doesn't it?


EDIT: I suppose I should put forth my $.02 on this:

What would be your name?

Sir Galahad of Camelot.

What would be your quest?

To seek the Holy Gr...wait, sorry - wrong set of questions; totally my fault; let's back up a bit...

*sound of tape rewinding*

Okay.

What would be your name?

Why, Grammar Nazi, of course!

What would be your quest?

"To tear down the barriers of miscommunication and unclear language that seek to block us from understanding one another bonding together in perfect peace and unanimity."

What would be your back story?

Spawned in the secret lab of a fugitive Nazi war criminal and genetic scientist, Grammar Nazi was raised on his creator's adopted tongue, but with a purity of thought that comes from REAL languages with proper rules of syntax. Thus imbued with the zeal to bring such order and structure to the muddled mess that is the English Language, Grammar Nazi toils tirelessly to enlighten the unaware users of this haphazard, system-less argot.

Where would your stamping grounds be?

Why the home of language misuse: tEh [email protected]$

What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real-life implements that you have at home)?

A browser with several extra tabs open to Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, Ask Oxford and the like.

What would be your catchphrase?

"If you're not sure, look it up before you post!"

Most importantly, what would your costume be?

*looks down* Well, I guess a holey, threadbare pair of boxers...


*reviews his 'entry'*

...yeah, I'll be passing out grains of salt to anyone reading this. :D
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Cureless_Poison » 02 May 2009, 20:35

That Guy
To act like I'm saving the world when in fact I'm just screwing around making money from stupid people who think I'm a hero so I can get some Crullers and a Double-Double at Tim Hortons.
That guy from that place that did this thing at that time.
That place.
That hockey-stick
"Whats that?"
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Nevrmore » 02 May 2009, 20:44

Sawbones

Power - to perform malpractice on criminals brought in after being injured during a police standoff.

Purpose - To promote moral absolutism, even when the police won't. A slight nick to the femoral artery is all it takes to exact justice on the injust, and he will take that opportunity to clean up the world.

Weaknesses - the power of attorney.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby gcninja » 02 May 2009, 21:37

Elomin Sha wrote:
What would be your name?
What would be your quest?
What would be your back story?
Where would your stompping grounds be?
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?
What would be your catchphrase?
More importantly, what would your costume be?


GCNINJA
To protect the World
Im a ninja- nuff said
Grand Canyon
My collection of sword (will get pic later)
Look over there! (poof)
All blck, but the shirt would be that of the http://www.megagear.com/product_p/mt%2001-1008.htm
and in winter a sweater of http://www.megagear.com/product_p/3000.htm
(i own the shirt will get the sweatshirt)
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby zfubarz » 02 May 2009, 21:43

Oddly enough This was written about me on another forum I like it

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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Cake » 02 May 2009, 22:23

Name: FiendCake the fiend
Quest: To be a wrench in the cog of society.
Back Story: I'm chaotic-evil, I don't need one.
Stomping grounds: here and now
Weapon of choice: frosting
Catchphrase : The Cake ISN'T a lie!
Costume: I don't know, but she is my assistant!

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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Alja-Markir » 02 May 2009, 22:54

Your assistant is Strawberry Shortslut?

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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby zfubarz » 02 May 2009, 22:58

Makes about as much sense as Harley Quinn. I can dig it.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Unclever title » 02 May 2009, 23:00

I take full responsibility for the state of your brains after reading this post. I'm not going to do anything about it besides both say "I'm sorry" and "Your welcome" simultaneously

NAME: Quantus Finch

POWER: The ability to cause and manipulate poorly explained and misapplied concepts of quantum physics... Probably.

QUEST: To figure out the what hell is going on, fight crime and all that, to kill himself (no it's more convoluted than it sounds), and to prevent himself from destroying the world. (See Backstory.)

BACK STORY: Setting out to prove to the world Erwin Schrodinger's true genius a misguided physicist with the surname Finch sets out to actually perform the specifics of Schrodinger's thought experiment in reality. Setting up the experiment Finch was baffled. When opening the box the latest cat placed in it was either dead or alive but not in the continuous state of flux that he had hoped for. One night in a moment of exasperation or perhaps in inspiration (it's not really clear) he increased the power input 75% and inserted a previously dead cat into the box and by some sheer as of yet unexplained phenomenon the cat came out of the box undead. Perhaps in madness or perhaps in genius or a continuous state of flux between the two Finch placed the undead cat in the box and repeated the experiment adding three drops of "Holy Water." It is as of yet unclear where this Holy Water came from but the end result was a cat that continuously cycles back and forth between being dead and undead. Realization of his success combined with a bite from the dead/undead cat seeking out brains caused the physicist to realize tremendous control over quantum physics phenomena and the ability to apply them on a macroscopic scale... Probably. Quantus Finch was born (and not born, simultaneously, for two days). However this realization came with side effects and is in a continuous variable rate flux between complete understanding and utter confusion... Maybe.

ARCH NEMESIS: Himself. After a very confusing day of uncontrollable self-superposition QF managed to bring himself back from being in hundreds of places at once however he forgot about one "copy" of himself who felt neglected and started acting out for attention and in the process killed an innocent man. Perhaps out of residual guilt but the "original" QF sought to kill his murderous copy and vowed to do so at any cost hunting him down. The "other" QF acted out of a survival instinct and sought to protect the innocent bystanders caught in "original" QF's quest for vengeance. Learning how "other" QF seeks to protect the innocent "original" QF then begins to threaten innocent people and commit crimes in order to lure, catch, and kill the "other" QF even to the point of destroying all humanity... Probably.

STOMP'N GROUNDS: You want me to specify a location after all that?!?! Fine, some city somewhere... perhaps.

SIDEKICK: Schrody, the dead/undead cat with a strong preference for fish brains, but any brains will do in a pinch. In order to prevent Schrody's sometimes corpse from decaying QF took him to a very confused and frightened taxidermist and was redirected to an embalmer equally frightened and confused. The end result was that Schrody does not decompose... Probably.

CATCHPHRASE: If only I could have... wait a minute I just did! Oh, no wait I didn't after all. Hold the phone... (etc.)

COSTUME: Lab coat with the emblem QF in green? on the back and glasses are the only constants... the rest varies wildly.... in all likelihood.

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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Cake » 02 May 2009, 23:07

Alja-Markir wrote:Your assistant is Strawberry Shortslut?

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She prefers the name Strawberry Slutcake.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 02 May 2009, 23:58

Unclever title wrote:I take full responsibility for the state of your brains after reading this post. I'm not going to do anything about it besides both say "I'm sorry" and "Your welcome" simultaneously

NAME: Quantus Finch

POWER: The ability to cause and manipulate poorly explained and misapplied concepts of quantum physics... Probably.

QUEST: To figure out the what hell is going on, fight crime and all that, to kill himself (no it's more convoluted than it sounds), and to prevent himself from destroying the world. (See Backstory.)

BACK STORY: Setting out to prove to the world Erwin Schrodinger's true genius a misguided physicist with the surname Finch sets out to actually perform the specifics of Schrodinger's thought experiment in reality. Setting up the experiment Finch was baffled. When opening the box the latest cat placed in it was either dead or alive but not in the continuous state of flux that he had hoped for. One night in a moment of exasperation or perhaps in inspiration (it's not really clear) he increased the power input 75% and inserted a previously dead cat into the box and by some sheer as of yet unexplained phenomenon the cat came out of the box undead. Perhaps in madness or perhaps in genius or a continuous state of flux between the two Finch placed the undead cat in the box and repeated the experiment adding three drops of "Holy Water." It is as of yet unclear where this Holy Water came from but the end result was a cat that continuously cycles back and forth between being dead and undead. Realization of his success combined with a bite from the dead/undead cat seeking out brains caused the physicist to realize tremendous control over quantum physics phenomena and the ability to apply them on a macroscopic scale... Probably. Quantus Finch was born (and not born, simultaneously, for two days). However this realization came with side effects and is in a continuous variable rate flux between complete understanding and utter confusion... Maybe.

ARCH NEMESIS: Himself. After a very confusing day of uncontrollable self-superposition QF managed to bring himself back from being in hundreds of places at once however he forgot about one "copy" of himself who felt neglected and started acting out for attention and in the process killed an innocent man. Perhaps out of residual guilt but the "original" QF sought to kill his murderous copy and vowed to do so at any cost hunting him down. The "other" QF acted out of a survival instinct and sought to protect the innocent bystanders caught in "original" QF's quest for vengeance. Learning how "other" QF seeks to protect the innocent "original" QF then begins to threaten innocent people and commit crimes in order to lure, catch, and kill the "other" QF even to the point of destroying all humanity... Probably.

STOMP'N GROUNDS: You want me to specify a location after all that?!?! Fine, some city somewhere... perhaps.

SIDEKICK: Schrody, the dead/undead cat with a strong preference for fish brains, but any brains will do in a pinch. In order to prevent Schrody's sometimes corpse from decaying QF took him to a very confused and frightened taxidermist and was redirected to an embalmer equally frightened and confused. The end result was that Schrody does not decompose... Probably.

CATCHPHRASE: If only I could have... wait a minute I just did! Oh, no wait I didn't after all. Hold the phone... (etc.)

COSTUME: Lab coat with the emblem QF in green? on the back and glasses are the only constants... the rest varies wildly.... in all likelihood.

YIo'umr swelcromrey.

Wow, you've thought that through quite a bit, haven't you?
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Postby GHOVO » 03 May 2009, 00:19

What would be your name? The G
What would be your quest? Bitches. To get many bitches.
What would be your back story? I was bored one night and thought "Pffffft. I could use with some bitches."
Where would your stompping grounds be? Y Rhyl.
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)? Baseball bat and fishing net.
What would be your catchphrase? AAAAAARRRGGGHHH Leave me alone!!
More importantly, what would your costume be? Costume? Hmmmmm. Do I have to wear one? A suit with some bandages around my head.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Unclever title » 03 May 2009, 04:23

Lyinginbedmon wrote:
Unclever title wrote: A Long Exposition

Wow, you've thought that through quite a bit, haven't you?


No more so than a reasonable concept for how Phail works. :mrgreen:

Actually the power idea came to me first then I just kinda ran through it making adjustments on what seemed "plausible?" and fixing what changed in my head halfway through. It certainly came out much more reasonable than I expected it to.

Whole process took me no more than an hour, which I guess is a bit long to spend on a single post.
My train of thought is more like a roller coaster that has loop de loops and no safety bars.

I don't know if I'm tall enough to ride.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 03 May 2009, 04:31

My reasonable concept for Phail was thought out over the course of a few weeks with help from like three other people, many of them physicists.

That was still smegging impressive. Though I actually wrote the first version of the Timeline of the LRRd in about an hour one lazy Tuesday morning :P
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Postby iamafish » 03 May 2009, 05:56

Elomin Sha wrote:What would be your name?
What would be your quest?
What would be your back story?
Where would your stompping grounds be?
What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?
What would be your catchphrase?
More importantly, what would your costume be?


Name: generic man
Quest: to fight crime
back story: i lost may parents to criminals and then got bitten by a kryptonite spider and got superpowers. so now i try to avenge my dead parent by living a secret live fighting crime while trying live a normal life with a love interest as well
Stomping grounds: generic-ville
Weapon: distilled clichés
Catchphrase: where there's a crime there's a criminal
costume: spandex suit with a 'G' in the middle which i wear under my normal clothing. oh and a utility belt. and a cape.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Bob The Magic Camel » 03 May 2009, 07:12

Name: The Fruit Seller
Quest: To defeat the unholy spawn of the Third Reich and a Semicolon.
Stomping Grounds: Anywhere with sufficient Signage.
Weapon: Inappropriately placed inverted comma's.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Septavius » 03 May 2009, 07:31

What's funny is I've sort of fantasized about this from time to time. Never seriously considered it though, I'm not nearly courageous or stupid enough.

Name: I wouldn't assume one.
Quest: crime-fighting, unsurprisingly.
Back-story: nothing interesting.
Stomping grounds: pretty much any urban area would do.
Gear: I've actually sort of mentally toyed with a grapple gun design, and because it would probably have to securely strap to an arm to be usable, it could double as a bludgeon in a pinch. Otherwise, hand-to-hand combat.
Catchphrase: ...
Costume: Massive black coat, some sort of mask. Probably some body armor under the coat, since it'd be easy to hide. The coat would double as storage if I ever put together more gadgetry to carry with me.
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Re: If You Were A Superhero

Postby Jillers » 03 May 2009, 09:03

What would be your name?

Lady Double D

What would be your quest?

To stomp put bad role players

What would be your back story?

The Staten Island dump gave me superpowers to school bad role players

Where would your stompping grounds be?

NYC mostly, but anywhere where a GM cries out is woe, I'll be there; anytime a player wishes they weren't role playing with a brick wall, I'll be there; whenever a person takes their character too seriously, I'll be there (to stop them)

What would be your weapons for fighting crime (real life impliments that you have at home)?

Boffer Weapons, polyhedral dice.

What would be your catchphrase?

How's 19 for ya!?

More importantly, what would your costume be?

Leather... actually, probably pleather... or just something shiny and black, and since I'm a girl, very minimal.
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