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Superboy/Wonder Girl Inspired Character

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Superboy/Wonder Girl Inspired Character

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I was thinking, out of all the possible character archetypes and ideas, I don’t seem to have a set Brick, or superhuman strength/durability using hero on my Titans Roster.

To change that, I was thinking of making some kind of homage to heroes like Superboy and Wondergirl, younger heroes who have a legacy component perhaps and while they have and work with a mentor, can still pack a punch.

I had an idea for a Grecian/Roman theme due to Titan City most likely being their place of origin and plenty of inspiration from mythology, but I’m open to all types of suggestions.

So, thoughts?

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Something based on Heracles

Something based on Heracles might work. He's a typical strongman.

Could also go with any of the greek gods/godessess, if they were some kind of demi god they'd likely be at least stronger and more durable than mere mortals. Could use the god's domain for an idea of some tertiary powers, like picking up some lightning bolts from zeus, or some sort of energy bow+arrows from artimes.

Thinking about it a character who's like Vixen but instead of animal powers gains powers of greek gods would be interesting, though not what you're looking for and also really hard to make in a class based game.

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Project_Hero wrote:
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Could also go with any of the greek gods/godessess, if they were some kind of demi god they'd likely be at least stronger and more durable than mere mortals. Could use the god's domain for an idea of some tertiary powers, like picking up some lightning bolts from zeus, or some sort of energy bow+arrows from artimes.

Kind of like Percy Jackson? ;)

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Kmann wrote:
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Could also go with any of the greek gods/godessess, if they were some kind of demi god they'd likely be at least stronger and more durable than mere mortals. Could use the god's domain for an idea of some tertiary powers, like picking up some lightning bolts from zeus, or some sort of energy bow+arrows from artimes.

Kind of like Percy Jackson? ;)

Is it? Never read/watched.

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Project_Hero wrote:
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Could also go with any of the greek gods/godessess, if they were some kind of demi god they'd likely be at least stronger and more durable than mere mortals. Could use the god's domain for an idea of some tertiary powers, like picking up some lightning bolts from zeus, or some sort of energy bow+arrows from artimes.

Artemis?

Shazam was supposed to be an amalgam of Gods and Heroes. If you go with Roman myth, remember that most of them were just re-skins of Greek and Turkish deities.

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So, first, read Wearing The

So, first, read Wearing The Cape. (That link is to the special edition, with more editing and some illustrations.) Then, while you're attempting to not read all the sequels and the side story, consider what if anything you want to lift from Astra when making your hero. ^_^

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Fireheart wrote:
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artimes.

Artemis?

Dats der bunny. I got the I and E switched around.

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Project_Hero wrote:
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Something based on Heracles might work. He's a typical strongman.

Could also go with any of the greek gods/godessess, if they were some kind of demi god they'd likely be at least stronger and more durable than mere mortals. Could use the god's domain for an idea of some tertiary powers, like picking up some lightning bolts from zeus, or some sort of energy bow+arrows from artimes.

Thinking about it a character who's like Vixen but instead of animal powers gains powers of greek gods would be interesting, though not what you're looking for and also really hard to make in a class based game.

Maybe instead of a Greco or Roman god, I could go Turkish maybe? But in terms of relating to the Greek or Roman theme, would a name like Argonaut work, or maybe Trojan?

What are some deities you think he could pull from?

And outside of the deity role, maybe some type of accidental empowerment or protege of an existing powered hero?

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Well, if you want to go deity

Well, if you want to go deity route, why go for one of those? Go the child or descendant of Jesus!

Allah maybe?

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Go older: Gilgamesh, the

Go older: Gilgamesh, the first hero.

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I was also thinking a mentor

I was also thinking a mentor/hero partnership from the Hindu pantheon would be interesting too, perhaps the fire diety Agni?

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Definitely wouldn't name a

Definitely wouldn't name a teen hero "Trojan" especially if it was a guy.

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They have sports teams called

They have sports teams called the Trojans. It works for them.

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Project_Hero wrote:
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Definitely wouldn't name a teen hero "Trojan" especially if it was a guy.

I had two thoughts when I read this. First, in keeping with all the Greek god stuff, the Trojan horse. Then I lol’d as “Trojan Maaaaann!” from the commercials popped into my head.

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Hmmm, maybe something

Hmmm, maybe something reminiscent of Achilles then?

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Hector?

Hector?

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Hector?

Hmmm, explain?

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Hector v. Achilles, The Beach

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Maybe like,

Maybe like,

Wonder Girl part is that shes magical origin and may consist of some certain magical abilities.

Superboy part that she/he is super strong and resilient to any damages created from an energy field.

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Gladatoria wrote:
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Hector?

Hmmm, explain?

I'm a little bit of a mythology geek, so I know that Achilles was not alone out there. Hector and Ajax were also at the big fight over the hot chick. Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought both of the others.

Wasn't Superboy's powerset 'Tactile Telekinesis'? He could move things he was touching? Thus, he could pick up that car, without just ripping the bumper off. Artists, re-writing physics, to defend their unrealistic drawings.

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Fireheart wrote:
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Wasn't Superboy's powerset 'Tactile Telekinesis'? He could move things he was touching? Thus, he could pick up that car, without just ripping the bumper off. Artists, re-writing physics, to defend their unrealistic drawings.

This sort of sounds like what Lucas tried to do when he came up with midichlorians to "rationalize" how the Force worked in Star Wars. Sometimes it's far better to simply leave these things vague/mysterious rather than to try to come up with pseudo-realistic explanations that are just far more silly than the things they are trying to explain. ;)

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Lothic wrote:
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Wasn't Superboy's powerset 'Tactile Telekinesis'? He could move things he was touching? Thus, he could pick up that car, without just ripping the bumper off. Artists, re-writing physics, to defend their unrealistic drawings.

This sort of sounds like what Lucas tried to do when he came up with midichlorians to "rationalize" how the Force worked in Star Wars. Sometimes it's far better to simply leave these things vague/mysterious rather than to try to come up with pseudo-realistic explanations that are just far more silly than the things they are trying to explain. ;)

Yeah, this character would be a bit more of a traditional brick like Young Justice Superboy with the personality of say Titans Donna Troy.

I like the name Olympian or Anchilles, but I’m still struggling with a source of empowerment for them, I kind of want something more along the silver or Bronze Age of comics.

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Say she maybe is empowered by

Say she maybe is empowered by a magical dimensional gate force that she taps into the magically enhance her to give her these amazing powers.

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I like the name Olympian.

I like the name Olympian.

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What kind of possible powers

What kind of possible powers do you see or imagine for a kind of mid tier sidekick character like this?

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For a mid-tier sidekick? It's

For a mid-tier sidekick? It's a bit hard to imagine but when you look at other heroes like Wonder Woman and Superman, you see them as godly level heroes that can take any problems with just a spit. But for mid-tier sidekicks, they are like 30-40 times weaker than the actual hero they idolize. So Superboy could lift 90 tons or something, Superman can drag a planet around. So for their powers, it might stay as super strength and durability and give enough limit to know that "I may be strong, but not as strong as my mentor."

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Using the name Olympian I

Using the name Olympian I imagine someone with super strength, probably equivalent to spiderman or slightly above, super durable, and possibly super agile.

Their strong, tough, and quick.

Maybe with super leaping too because not enough characters do that.

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