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Hello! So let me explain my question. I do know which team I want my OC to be a part of, only problem is, I am worried this is too Mary Sue. Is it wrong to immediately put him in the Avengers? I worry that this is too overpowered and that I will be judged for immediately doing this action.
If this is not too overpowered then I will absolutely go on with it. I am only worried I will make him seem to much like a Mary Sue.
You will need to dumb down his powers as per site rules to not be more powerful in each respective field than a canon (eg. tech can't be better than Starktech, can't use Vibranium, enhanced senses aren't as good as Daredevil or Wolverine, and the more powers you have, the weaker each power you have gets.)
As for team affiliation you need to actually RP with the canon characters and their players on the site and be asked to join a team. X-Men are fairly common because if you're a mutant and show up at the mansion, you're almost an X-Man the next day sort of deal, but the Avengers are the elite and only take people who have been around for a while. They don't just take ANYBODY, even many canons who outright should be.
Look at it this way: Marvel heroes are at their absolute best when they have flaws they need to overcome. Peter has guilt and a normal life, Daredevil is blind and has catholic guilt, Iron Man is a womanizer and an alcoholic with enough money to cut himself off from humanity, Captain America always questions if what he is doing is good or if even HE is good (when he totally is.) Thor has a massive ego, Hulk has childhood trauma and severe anger issues, the X-Men not only are prejudiced against, but have more soap opera flaws than any comic book franchise. The Fantastic Four are a family, through thick and thin, so on and so forth. Why be a perfect being when this world (ignoring current comics,) celebrates people with flaws?
I thought it was wrong for me to just immediately place him into one of the teams, so thank you for answering my question. I did notice that it said he would be arrested for not being in one, so oh well. That should be fun. Really though, thanks for clearing it up with me.
the Superhuman Registration Act IS in effect, but any crafty superhero worth his salt knows how to avoid it. If you are not one of these (ie. 90% of the veteran street level heroes,) then yeah expect a thread where you might be getting into a New York tussle.
As I understand things, registering with the SRA does not require membership of any current super team, simply being willing to do so. Given that there is a current thread where a villain is trying to register, in fact...
Registering means your secret identity would be on record, and that acting as a vigilante would not be automatically illegal. Inside a thread, that probably means sticking around and chatting to police and reporters after the battle, rather than fleeing when the sirens get too close.
Thank you! How would one go about registering with the SRA? Should I simply do a roleplay with it?
My application should be up sometime today. I've just been really worried about describing(or somehow drawing) the superhero outfit. I only have paint though and it'd look terrible. So lets see if I can figure it out
For my OC's app, I just mentioned briefly in it that they were registered, and that's all. It's the superhero equivalent of the DMV. Maybe the people in the queue are a bit more colourfully dressed, but it's ultimately still rather boring, for the most part. Though in a thread where a SHIELD base was being attacked, I said I was there so my character could register some modifications to her exo-suit. So it could be a story hook still
Unless your character is more street level like Spider-Man or Daredevil or the Heroes for Hire who firmly believe in secrecy and protecting their loved ones from this life and will still defy the government and be heroes despite not being registered. While the canon community (mostly) gets along now despite the different sides of the fence, realizing their friendships and past are worth more than the busybodies in Washington, a sort of gentlemen's agreement (mostly) exists. You really see the divide however in OCs and the D-list canons who are not so well known or popular in the community so either choice gives you options
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2017 23:19:40 GMT -7 by spiderx
One final question. I have a personality typed out for him, except it's on a different website. Should I copy and paste it? Or should I re write it. Since it's my character and I can give proof of ownership if I need to.