(List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

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(List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:19 pm

Not a story, but deals with (fucking) kanon, something of a handbook on the quantumsurfers. I have assigned one of Seven Deadly Sins to each character to give them something to work with when writing a story with these characters.

Vami - Envy - Theme
Vami wants that which (he perceives) he cannot have: acceptance from others. This is an item that he repeatedly fails to grasp because of various factors, causing a sensation of failure and loneliness that is believed to be the origin of his cracked mental state (which first grew out of abuses in his shadowy youth). The most noticeable part of Vami's psyche is the crippling inferiority complex that is one of Vami's biggest stumbling blocks. Misplaced and sometimes unfounded hatred, bizarre tirades, spitefulness, and needless bouts of extreme violence towards lesser quantumsurfers and mortals characterize Vami at times, and genuine friendliness at others.

Appearance
Vami's apparel is typically mostly dark colors (blues, grays, and black) with trim, usually a shade of red or blue. A universal truth of Vami's dress is his mask, which is normally either a Salieri mask or Smiling Harlequin (one of these). If the mask is a Salieri, it is always mono-color. If the mask is a Smiling Harlequin, the mask is typically monochromatic in color scheme, featuring vibrant blues and dark colors like black or deep blues and gray. This mask cannot be physically removed by any force. If a hood is not present on Vami's clothes (rare), one can observe is blonde, curly hair that falls at earlobe length.

Abilities
Vami has the ability to copy and use attacks and abilities, combat or otherwise. This makes him an irritating opponent to fight. That being said, Vami still has his own, very unique arsenal of attacks. Vami's favorite weapons are his two swords (the type changes, but the most common forms are katanas and late Medieval swords) and his ability to create the "Wall of Swords." Despite what the name might imply, this is in actuality a floating arsenal of melee weapons, arrows and crossbow bolts. Vami will almost always prefer to use the Wall of Swords as a bizarre form of ranged attack, flinging the flying armory at opponents. If Vami absolutely cannot dodge an attack and/or it's too big to block with this swords, he will use the Wall to defend himself and then dodge.

Weaknesses
Although Vami's ability to copy abilities makes him a dangerous and very annoying foe to face, it takes him a while to master stolen skills and abilities and thus they are not nearly as effective as the original opponent's ability unless that foe is in a weakened state or if the copied attack is thrown at another adversary. The most effective way to defeat Vami is to exploit weaknesses in his character as opposed to weaknesses in his abilities. Vami has a opinion of himself as low as his thoughts on his enemies, and even then he finds redeeming qualities in said foes. As such, he will often offer quarter but never expect it. This is key if manipulating Vami is your aim. Another often exploited weakness is Vami's overall desire to be accepted and to help; this can be used to lure him into traps or even a state of angst where he begins heaping ever greater amounts of blame for any number of things on himself. Vami's number one weakness is The Bottle, the symbol of his angst and self destructive philosophies. It is not impossible for Vami to avoid being drawn into The Bottle (primarily because Vami is constantly weary of it's existence), so careful manipulation is required to draw him into.

Relationships
Vami holds all lesser beings in contempt and will often go out of his way to hinder or destroy them for his own amusement. This is not (immediately) known to mortals, however; Vami is revered by beggars, the homeless, and other struggling persons who need a hand.
The opposite is very true of Vami's equals contemporaries and superiors (of which there is only the Ad'Min). He admires and respects the majority of them, some to the point of reverence that typically annoys them and fumbles his attempts at friendships. Vami's "friends" include Overwatch, Scratch, Silverdream, and Nimja. Vami's feelings for Colette are somewhat mixed. On hand, Vami hates and despises Colette for abuses suffered by Vami, but on the other he respects her abilities and enjoys toying with her.
The perception of Vami amongst most Quantumsurfers who remember him is that he is a troubled youngster.

Scratch - Greed - Theme
To save time, it would be simple to just say that Scratch is a dangerous character. He prefers to avoid combat and, if possible, will seek entirely to keep his hands clean and manipulate others into doing his dirty work. However, if it must come to it, Scratch can be something of a terror to battle. He has a flair for the bizarre, the odd, and the entirely unexpected. Scratch, even more so than Warhead and Vami, is known for his bizarre headgear: a giant globe. It is currently unknown if this globe is actually his head, or if it is a helmet hiding a being wielding a tongue debated to be genuinely made of silver. QS Scratch is not the Mobfather, and is much more cocky. Though he always has an escape plan despite not paying particular attention to his surroundings, Quantumsurfer Scratch can be much more easily found and fought.

Appearance
Scratch is easily one of the most recognizable of all the Quantumsurfers. His outfit is universal: stereotypical pirate outfit and an enormous globe for his head, hence "globehead" as he is sometimes referred.

Abilities
Scratch is arguably the most clever of known Quantumsurfers. He has an uncanny ability to intimidate, coerce, convince, impress, and talk himself in or out of situations. Combined with his vast knowledge of matters broad and specific, he is regarded by some as being more dangerous with his tongue than with his bizarre combat abilities.

Scratch does not like to dirty his own hands to accomplish his ambitions. Scratch likes to end fights quickly, but Scratch also seeks to amuse himself when he does have to fight. His combat "style" is what immediately comes to him; dropping houses on opponents, buffeting an enemy with the equivalent entire an nation's gdp in money, using pawns who unknowingly are literally walking time bombs, etc. When Scratch must fight, one can always assume the ensuing hijinks on Scratch's part will be wacky, sometimes impractical, and nearly always over the top.

Weaknesses
Scratch is cocky. And sometimes alarmingly greedy. He may also sometimes not listen to what others have to say and thus blindly wander into a trap or a sticky situation that he almost always talks his way out of anyways. Though founded in reality, Scratch's cockiness is often his peril.

Relationships
Scratch gets along with literally everyone.

Colette - Pride - Theme
Colette is completely insufferable, although not (entirely) by her own design. Unlike Vami, she has suffered real rejection on a universal scale in multiple times in her existence over multiple instances of her existence. Wherever she may wander, one can expect her to attempt to enforce her own warped morals and vision of Order, scraping away any of the happiness she never enjoyed in her own existence. Hatred of forces within and without caused Colette to rip and tear at what Human emotions she possessed, replacing with them with the cold mathematics and sciences Colette studied in total isolation to bury her sorrows. The skilled and very intelligent manipulator can discover how to push Colette into doing their bidding in exchange for something resembling a traditional friendship.

Appearance
This.

It has been noted that Colette's outfit and appearance never change, and she is always been spotted with a saucer and a teacup. She has been regularly spotted in possession of or eating sponge or cheese cake.

Abilities
Colette's abilities to alter reality around her is limited by her own choosing by a mysterious code known as the "Fisicks." Though it might seem that this puts her at a disadvantage, it actually means she has an intricate knowledge of the greater Brikverse. This has been referred to as "loophole theory," but unless the loophole can be scientifically defined, it will fail. Thanks to Clarke's Laws, she can adulterate pretty much any scenario as she desires, but her powers will be weakened by the powers of Bullshit, Koincidence, and lack of control of her anger.

Colette's other ability is the "Divorce Barrage" (named for a moment in the BrikWars Czat) is a complete arsenal of firearms, ranging from antique muskets to modern howitzers. Every time one of these weapons fires, a relationship somewhere in the cosmos ends. While that attack is indeed powerful, Colette's most feared and powerful attack is definitely the Tiro Finale, wherein Colette mercilessly pummels her target with all that makes her her.

Weaknesses
As the saying goes, "Pride cometh before the fall." In many ways, Colette is her own nemesis. Her sheer arrogance is a starter pack for no one liking her, and her forcing her will onto others almost makes her into something of a Mary Sue character. More manipulative quantumsurfers may see the gold mine of usefulness that can be unearthed by feeding her crocodile tears and stroking her ego. If she thinks you are truthfully allied to her, the manipulation can begin. Inducing Colette's rage will slowly undo her. The quickest way to do this is by separating her from the Tea and Saucer, or demonstrating human emotions like happiness and love (which most of the top tier quantumsurfers now lack entirely).

Relationships
Colette has disdain for any being lesser to her, save the Trattorians (whom she created), who she treats as an expensive toy.
Colette does not interact much with her contemporaries, but has at least some respect for nearly all of her equals. Colette either disdains or openly dislikes Ham, Overwatch, InsertBlank, and most crucially, Vami.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Zupponn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:00 am

Scratch's theme should be Money by Pink Floyd.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby runnybabbit223 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:04 am

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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:24 pm

Zupponn wrote:Scratch's theme should be Money by Pink Floyd.

Done.

Colette added.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Ham » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:24 am

I want to be Envy, he/she/they had a nice body in FMA:Brotherhood and I questioned my sexuality
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:23 am

Going to be posting QSs by tier and in groups of three to avoid purple monoliths. So here's our first update:

Natalya - Pride - Theme (suggestions?)
Natalya is perhaps one of the most feared and also most misunderstood of all the Quantumsurfers. For good reason, she has a reputation for being a heartless, destruction-happy demon in womanly form. However, next to none get to dodge her feared Ban Hammer and penetrate the white armor and find their way into a more friendly and understanding figure who likes to have a laugh, albeit sometimes at others' expense. Natalya will be hard and uncaring save for proper order (though not as much as Colette), so most will give up trying to find a friend in Natalya. Naturally, this hard exterior braced by Natalya's pride make her enemies with the mid and lower rungs of Quantumsurfer hierarchy.

Appearance
One color is constant of Natalya's clothes: White. One type of apparel is constant of Natalya: armor (always with helmet). One tool is constant of appearing with Natalya: her Ban Hammer, though it may take different forms such as a beam saber or a simple sword.

Abilities
Natalya is skilled in and out of combat. Being blessed in knowledge of the ancient school of Ad'Min, Natalya can Detect Motive and wield the Ban Hammer. She is one of only 5 beings with that ability (to rip even the most powerful quantumsurfers from existence itself at merely the whim of the Ad'Min). Natalya is by far the most proficient with the Ban Hammer, but is not as destructive with its use. The Ad'Min school also gives Natalya even more ability to manipulate and control existence as a whole. That being said, Natalya prefers Order over plain mayhem and constant manipulation and makes an effort to control and thwart adulteration(s) of the fabrics of the brikverse and only herself tampers with it if she feels it will amuse her or is constructive to the Brikverse. Natalya is one of only two known Quantumsurfers who can/is willing to use colored speech, which is observed to have cancerous effects on other Quantumsurfers.

Weakness
As with other prideful beings, Natalya's pride is her undoing. It is this pride that makes her susceptible to taunts (but one must be very agile to avoid Banning). The greatest way to exploit this pride is the ancient art of Trolling. Even a godly god such as Natalya can be trolled into oblivion and forced to withdraw. No instance of Natalya being physically defeated in combat has ever been recorded.

Relationships
To Natalya, all are equal under her merciless Banhammer. Natalya gets along with the upper rung of Quantumsurfer society but often comes into disagreement with the mid and especially lower rung. That being said, Natalya likes to take on newbs and is fast friends with Overwatch and MGB.

ShadowScythe - Sloth (Gluttony?) - Theme (Suggestions?)
ShadowScythe is to the Brikverse as Pan / Dionysus was to the Greeks / Romans. Unless the task is destroying the Anorak causing him and him alone headache, Scythe will sit on his title and dare others to challenge him. While he might not be a good Ad'Min, he is a good person and generally does not find himself at odds with anyone but Anoraks. He is so friendly to those who would listen that even Vami has at times viewed him as a fatherly figure before dumping some more angst on himself. This aloofness puts Scythe at odds with Colette, who believes Scythe to be "needlessly chaotic in his doings and thus deleterious to the behaviour(s) of impressionable young quantumsurfers."

Appearance
Scythe will always appear in semi-formal apparel, like Scratch, and can be found by the immense smell of alcohol around him at all times. Scythe's hair is long, and unkempt and he is always seen with facial hair. If one is particularly lucky, they might encounter Scythe's ultimate form: a man nearing his thirties dressed in a Japanese schoolgirl's uniform.

Abilities
Scythe does not fight. If Scythe must absolutely come to blows with another Quantumsurfer, it is because they have a). rejected the chance to befriend Scythe or b). rejected the chance to end their Anorak ways. Scythe will at first seek to discredit rather than destroy, unlike Scratch, and then when no alternative is left, Scythe will utterly obliterate the offending Anorak from the Brikverse with no trace. Even then, he will still offer he/she/they/it/insert stupid-fucking-"pronoun" a second chance.

Weaknesses
If money talks for most folk, then booze shouts for Scythe. As Scythe is fairly bizarre in that his pride isn't a magnificent treasure he must protect unlike other Ad'Min, weaknesses are difficult to find. As anyone who has tried to fight Scythe has been erased from existence, there are no weaknesses that come to mind save his addiction to booze. The right cheap swill should incapacitate him for a few crucial key moments.

Relationships
To Scythe, everyone is a potential drinking mate. Scythe's only enemy is Whiteagle and other such pathetic Anoraks.

Warhead - Wrath - Theme (Suggestions?)
Warhead is chaos incarnate. His only true friends are his harem of moms, his rival Scythe, and alcohol. Warhead is known for his very amusing, well executed, and exceedingly crude means of combat and decorum and can get along with and earn the respect of all Quantumsurfers. Warhead cut his teeth by fighting his way through armies of others and claiming the title of Lord of the Hill over millennia of brutal non-stop combat.

Appearance
Like Colette, Warhead has one appearance (This). Like Scratch, he is known for his bizarre choice of headgear(?); in this instance, a flaming skull.

Abilities
To invoke Warhead's wrath is to invite destruction itself. Warhead does not have a specific fighting style unlike other Quantumsurfers, but this will not matter in the slightest when fighting Warhead. Warhead lives to brawl, and all his attacks, no matter how simple, have ridiculous amounts of power and purpose behind them. Using his fists, infamous Flaming Chains or Greased Gerbils, and large weapons like hammers, axes, and enormous guns, Warhead will pound enemies into submission and then typically proceed to eviscerate them brutally. Warhead also makes regular use of the Ban Hammer and his minions, fabulous Mr. T and fabulous My Little penises.

Weaknesses
Warhead is known for long bouts of slumber, and is vulnerable then. When not sleeping, it has been observed that Warhead has a few weaknesses: Mrs. Warhead, Maniac Beer, and the History of The Hill. Putting out Warhead's hair will mildly dampen his abilities and only really succeed in annoying him.

Relationships
To Warhead, everyone is a potential drinking mate - except Colette, whom he hates with a passion. Warhead is known to go way out of his way to hinder Colette in her doings.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby RedRover » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:58 am

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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby stubby » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:37 am

Man, if anybody should get Wrath, it's Warhead, although mom-Lust runs a close second for him. I don't really get any sense of wrath out of the Vami quantumsurfer at all, he's more of a Kylo Ren "no seriously I totally am full of wrath why won't anyone believe me" type.

Vami, as the King of Not Respecting Other People's Stuff, is closer to Envy, although I don't remember how he got to be King when Colette is even more prone to annex other people's whole universes and could give Scratch a run for his money in the Greed category.

I'd make a bid for sloth myself, except I don't remember if I was ever a quantumsurfer to begin with and I can't be bothered to check.

Natalya is totally Pride, no argument there. No one else can compete with her on that one except maybe Asterios.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby The Shadowscythe » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:14 am

Stubby was a quantum in my (still unfinished) ldd tale
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I WARNED YOU, DIDN'T I WARN YOU?! BLAME RAYHAWK DAMNIT.

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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby stubby » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:24 am

The Shadowscythe wrote:(still unfinished)

The power of Sloth
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:24 pm

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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby stubby » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:44 pm

Whoa, Rayhawk is a totally different guy. I don't think he's even shown up since the whole QS bit started.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Colette » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:40 am

Woah, we all know QS!Shadowscythe's usual appearance is a cross-dressed schoolgirl costume.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:59 am

Colette wrote:Woah, we all know QS!Shadowscythe's usual appearance is a cross-dressed schoolgirl costume.

Added.

Revamped Scratch's entry into something a little more accurate. Re-reading Stubb's post makes me feel Vami's due a revamp, too. So you what that means: Post censorship.
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Re: (List of) Quantumsurfers and their properties

Postby Vami » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:45 am

OK, I rewrote Vami's section, and some of Colette's into something he'd probably find more desirable of his Quantumsurfer. I also added a new part to every entry: Relationships, which detail a given Surfer's relationship with a certain Surfer or group.
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