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'Huh are you already up here Miss Fall? Perhaps I should lay off of the blind jokes considering my own vision seems to be playing up.' Calen remarked clearly trying to start something. Not that even Calen had much energy to put into the taunt and focused more on repairing his suit jacket. Luckily there wasn't much damage today and he quickly hung it up on the post to prevent creases, well more creases.

As the shadows lengthened a few flocks of birds returned to the abandoned town chirping softly as they flew into the upper levels of some of the two story houses. Aside from the birds there was little noise to disturb the party and the sweet pull of sleep was very tempting. As Teddy began rudimental examinations of the tower finding most of the machinery was still there but much of the wiring had worn out and there was no power source. Testing the core machinery would be difficult without turning the entire device on which could damage some of the more fragile components.

His suit repaired Calen leaped down from the tower using his semblance to slow his fall and went off the try his luck hunting. Twilight was normally a good time as most of the wild life was tired themselves, not necessarily paying as much attention as possible. 'I'll be back by dark, we passed a stream on the way here and I want to bathe. Only Setsuna is allowed to peep guys, sorry don't make the rules.' Calen called out, not quite yelling but definitely meant to be heard by everyone. As Calen reached the river bank he quickly stripped down to his small clothes, revealing his scars to the world as he walked slowly into the ice cold river. Careful not to slip on the smooth rocks Calen pulsed his aura, searching for dinner beneath the slow ripples. A significant school of Bass was swimming past and Calen's lightning fast hands managed to grab a few before chancing upon the much easier prey of fresh water clams.

While Calen was away little happened in the camp, a few scares with movement around the edge of town but nothing came close. It was wild life but of course the grimm only needed to catch the team unaware once. It was a good night for star gazing as the sun starting to slip beneath the horizon, they could even make out aircraft flying over. Unfortunately ASTC was still close enough to the desert to really suffer from the cold nights with the bitter desert air carried towards them by the wind. Dropping from slightly uncomfortable to slight below freezing in half an hour.

Returning an hour or so later true to his word just as darkness had truly fallen Calen was ladded heavily with fish, clams and wild herbs whose harsh smell offset the gaunt boys bathing. Lighting a small fire, for as much warmth as for cooking, in the middle of town Calen started to gut and season his catch with the wild greens as well as touches from his almost emptied spice rack. The clams went in first, opened to deposit the majority of the spices within, cooked within the shell as Calen waited for enough coals to cook the fish fillets. Poking the shells around with one of his knives as their shells loosened and water started to escape. 'Anyone hungry?' Calen asked his own stomach growling, it took significant willpower not to eat them himself but he had kind of trapped himself in the role of team cook and needed to fulfill it.

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Teams / Re: First year Vacuo Team
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:34:34 AM »
I would personally prefer someone with a firmer touch as Ramalia will probably need some handling and I feel I'm too disruptive already with Calen. That being said if people don't mind that I have no issue, what do you think Floob?

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Plot Zone / Re: Preparing for the Coming Storm(Site wide plot thread)
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:06:20 PM »
It's OK when we get two or three other people we can run it as well.

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The Vale Region / Re: Songs of Peril [Closed]
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:02:37 PM »
'Yes Master Justice give us something heart pumping, something inspiring. Make us feel like gallant heroes riding atop their noble steeds doing battle against the darkness. Doomed perhaps as the darkness is never ended and they are few .... romantic right?' Calen responded grinning widely. Having already had a few hours in the saddle Calen was quickly remembering all the lessons from his childhood. And the mount was responsive enough, clearly more used to farm work but it had clearly had some training, maybe it was a show horse or eventer perhaps? Swapping between prancing and trotting as well as a normal walk Calen was clearly getting antsy. Even on foot the speedster despised keeping a slow pace but with such a power animal beneath him it was getting intolerable. 'How about I scout on ahead? It would be a pity to walk into another ambush.' Calen asked not really waiting for a response and already took off at a quick gallop.

The gaunt boy didn't want to go into the next town alone so he doubled back and spent some time scouting out the areas close to the road. Finding a fair supply of wild greens and game Calen was in a good mood as he trotted back into view with a brace of three large hares laid behind his saddle and pack filled with the bounties of the forest.

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Everywhere Else / Re: Preparing for the Coming Storm, Team Three
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:15:01 PM »
'It's a civilian facility so there are no defenses inside the lab and ther armoury consists mostly of armour plating and basic hand held weaponry. . There is a significant amount of dust to power the exterior anti-grimm weaponry as well various experiments however but extracting would be dangerous given it's safeguards. There were seven scientists on the platform as well as a five person security team, all are MiA although not all necessarily were taken prisoner. We have no information regarding the attacking forces, the material within the walls is designed to trap any radiation leaking out which disrupts our scanning technology. Specifics of the research are of course classified but in general the lab was focusing on alternate energy sources and more efficient applications of dust. No map of the facility is available, 3D or otherwise but when approaching the lab everyone would have gotten a good look at it. The majority of the lab is in small segmented rooms forming in rings around each other. Three rings in total, largest having seven rooms, middle having five and smallest having three. Each of these rooms are approximately 14 meters by 15 meters, exactly the same size as this room. The armoury is on the middle ring far from us and each room is connected by short one meter hallways.' The man in Atlas uniform responded quickly.

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Everywhere Else / Preparing for the Coming Storm, Team Three
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:00:56 AM »
The collected hunters and hunters in training are all sitting together in a massive hall, it’s comfortable enough despite how frigid it is outside and with several Atlas students not participating, or at least not participating now, walking around providing refreshments the place gave off a welcoming vibe despite its utilitarian design. As well as the hunters several scientists and teacher staff also walked between groups asking questions about their training exercises and how they overcame, or tried to overcome, these challenges. The walls were covered with screens showing some of the training sessions going on, battles with giant robots, grimm or other hunters each with their own rules on how to win. Paying close attention however it was clear, given by how many people were being taken out, that not every session was being played but most were none the wiser and cheered on these fights through the screens, talked to each other or prepared for their own encounter.



Team Three was one of the first groups called up to attempt one of these training sessions. brought in front of a some how even more sterile door. Looking like something out of a science fiction show, hexagonal and opening diagonally. Walking into the first room there was one person in Atlas uniform and an eagle on a post near one of the doors, there was four included the way which this impromptu team came in. 'Morning Hunters.' The man in Atlas Uniform called out as the group walked into view with no hint of humour. 'A hostile force has taken control of this science lab, taken the scientists as hostages and captured their equipment. Obviously the main objective is the hostages but anything you can prevent leaving this lab would help. Take care and remember stay sharp, they have had time to set up. Any questions?'

The eagle squawked but the man in Atlas Uniform ignored it, the bird seemed to be getting ready to fly off but where? All the doors where shut.

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Everywhere Else / Preparing for the Coming Storm, Team Two
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:41:50 AM »
The collected hunters and hunters in training are all sitting together in a massive hall, it’s comfortable enough despite how frigid it is outside and with several Atlas students not participating, or at least not participating now, walking around providing refreshments the place gave off a welcoming vibe despite its utilitarian design. As well as the hunters several scientists and teacher staff also walked between groups asking questions about their training exercises and how they overcame, or tried to overcome, these challenges. The walls were covered with screens showing some of the training sessions going on, battles with giant robots, grimm or other hunters each with their own rules on how to win. Paying close attention however it was clear, given by how many people were being taken out, that not every session was being played but most were none the wiser and cheered on these fights through the screens, talked to each other or prepared for their own encounter.



It took a few hours for Ravya and Co to get called out. During this lull a few of the screens occasionally flicked back to a forested area, strangely serene compared to the other intense rushes of combat. As time went on however people began to point out strange movement among the trees, impossible glints and strange blurs got everyone talking. The Atlas teachers had been preparing for this for weeks, spending almost any waking moment hunting for new obstacles when not putting others in front of their students. But there was also all the scientists and engineers which were walking around, some who grinned slightly whenever the strange forest was shown.

Lead through the corridors the selected students quickly found themselves at the start of the strange forest. There wasn't any of the ordinary helpers around this test site instead there was a particularly well dressed woman with blond hair and piecing blue eyes. Beckoning the group forward she began to explain the constraint of the test. 'An unknown terrorist organisation has reprogrammed and stolen several robot prototypes and used them to prepare an ambush for an unsuspecting transport. It's cargo is incredibly valuable and must be delivered on time, there can be no delays. As such you all have been tasked to rid the forest of any threat. Any questions?' The Woman announced dramatically, she was clearly enjoying the bit of theater.

Behind her it was far easier to see the now clearly metalic glints between the trees. Whatever they were being tasked to deal with was already watching.

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Everywhere Else / Preparing for the Coming Storm, Team One
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:52:59 AM »
The collected hunters and hunters in training are all sitting together in a massive hall, it’s comfortable enough despite how frigid it is outside and with several Atlas students not participating, or at least not participating now, walking around providing refreshments the place gave off a welcoming vibe despite its utilitarian design. As well as the hunters several scientists and teacher staff also walked between groups asking questions about their training exercises and how they overcame, or tried to overcome, these challenges. The walls were covered with screens showing some of the training sessions going on, battles with giant robots, grimm or other hunters each with their own rules on how to win. Paying close attention however it was clear, given by how many people were being taken out, that not every session was being played but most were none the wiser and cheered on these fights through the screens, talked to each other or prepared for their own encounter.



A loud bing marks from the announcement system precedes each combination and this time the announcer calls for Solaris Star and Lyssa Andromiko. A hush comes over the crowd, not only do many of the Atlas students recognise the name of an Atlas Specialist but this is also the first team of two to have been announced. A handful of the screens flicker on to the new stadium, it’s a barren concrete field, not dissimilar to the fighting arenas elsewhere in the world only this was massive, easily two hundred meters each side and probably closer to three. There was no obvious challenge on screen but that only made those watching on more excited. Guesses of what it could be; hunter was the most common guess, no one thought any captured Grimm or robot could stand up to an Atlas Specialist, particularly one with back up.

As Solaris and Lyssa made their way to the stadium the challenge was still nowhere to be seen, directed to wait in the middle of the stadium, it didn't take any special emphatic abilities to feel the anticipation coming off the helpers. Something big was about to happen.

(edited teams for reasons)

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Plot Zone / Re: Preparing for the Coming Storm(Site wide plot thread)
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:22:41 AM »
So that's a nice turn out so far, applications are still open of course but we have enough to start trying out these threads.

Characters so far offered have been split into three teams.(Order and team number exist only out of character)

Solaris Star and Lyssa Andromiko are Team One
Ravya Vermillion, Smokey Emberstone, Justice Montenegro  and Nathan Eau are Team Two
Kisha Miles, Akeldama Blood Heart, Amane, Gray Saggio are Team Three.

Familiarise yourself with those you've been assigned to and I will try to have the first few posts up asap. Before I start though I would like to thank you all for applying, I'll try to make it as fun as possible.

(edited the teams for reasons)

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Approved Characters / Re: Kisha Miles
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:26:52 PM »
Grenade have an inbuilt explosive system to trigger their charge in the first place so they hydrogen grenades will go off on their own.

Regardless re-approved.

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Approved Characters / Re: Camelia Sol
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:00:17 PM »
Re approved.

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Approved Characters / Re: Amane Petrichor
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:58:00 PM »
It's getting to the point where we are going to want to know about what research Amane's parents where apart of considering it plays such a large role in her back story and is used as the justification of all this equipment.

Regardless reapproved.

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Plot Zone / Preparing for the Coming Storm(Site wide plot thread)
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:26:16 PM »
+++++++++++Message from Atlas Headmaster Amarant Lovis+++++++++++

Although initially sent to the headmaster the message was quickly spread through out their schools to gauge interest.(hint hint)

'In response to the growing threat posed by new Grimm breeds as well as non-state actors like the White Fang, Atlas Academy has decided to host a series of challenges designed to push the current crop of hunters and hunters-in-training to their limits as they will need to surpass even those to turn the tide against the growing darkness. The other Huntsman Academies of Beacon, Haven and Shade have all sent delegations as well as of course our own Atlas academy boosted by prototypes from out finest weapon manufacturers have all sent their best and brightest to attend. In your trials you will come across captured Grimm, your fellow hunters, some of the most deadly machinery on Remnant and even your own teachers. But just like in reality not every battle can end in victory as such you will be given different objectives to try to prepare you for these no win scenarios. Prizes and glory await each victory, best of luck to all those who attempt these trials. My your strength keep you and yours warm in the face of the coming cold'



OK so the main jist of this is that students/hunters from all schools can sign up either as individuals or as a team, not necessarily their actual team, and they will be put through a series of mostly combat based challenges. Although there will be direct combat fights the majority of them will have some sort of twist to balance or upset the balance of the fight.

There isn't likely going to be an upper limit and I'm more than happy to have people add multiple characters.

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Approved Characters / Re: Amane Petrichor
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:56:35 PM »
Spoiler: pre-edits • show
CHARACTER

Name: Amane Mathoera Petrichor

Age: 18, born the 20th of Arashi (April)

Species and Gender: Human Female

Occupation: First Year Student at Beacon, Explorer

Appearance: Amane is 164cm tall, weighs 45kg, and has light skin. She has shoulder length blonde hair and amber eyes.

While Amane mixes and matches her apparel, her clothing of choice in the field consists of a dark grey weather resistant peacoat over a black polo shirt, dark brown jeans, a black beanie on her head, black moto boots, a dark brown scarf, an expensive watch on her left wrist, and a backpack with various supplies. She does not make any modifications to her school uniform unless its for things like weather conditions.

Amane also has a collection of expensive men’s colognes, which she wears interchangeably. She normally speaks with a British accent (RP) but can do a general American one well too.

Because of her semblance, her profile picture in the Beacon database is just a standard grey placeholder figure.

Spoiler: Appearance • show

Spoiler: Watch • show


History: Amane was born in Vale to two prestigious scientists who were on the verge of discovering something amazing until they were killed by a car bomb. She was taken in by her friend Iris, whose family also consisted of wealthy scientists. Amane and Iris grew up together and as the years passed, Iris was invited to a school for highly gifted scientists.

Seeing her sister and best friend moving up in the world, Amane resolved to do something too. However, she felt being a scientist wasn’t for her, especially after digging into her parents’ past and finding out that they weren’t the best of people. She still wanted to be somebody who helped people and made their lives better though, so she decided to become a huntress and signed up for Signal Academy with support from her family.

Even before discovering her semblance, Amane was really low-key and didn't like to attract attention, but was an excellent student who put in a lot of effort to train and study, even attending an extracurricular class to learn aura detection. However, she would slightly downplay her skills and never do anything flashy during demonstrations and duels, only getting passing scores so she doesn’t attract attention. After she discovered her semblance, she was even less there in the minds of others.

After graduating from Signal, Amane took an year off to work in the field, collecting lab samples for Iris, who graduated early and was immediately hired to work at a laboratory. This year for Amane consisted mostly of exploring ruins, but her searches have occasionally led her to exotic parts within the black market. Eventually though, Iris pushed her to go to Beacon so she can make friends other than Iris and finish her training to become a fully-fledged huntress.

Personality: Amane is a very grounded person who never panics and likes to thinks things through. She's also highly perceptive, good at collecting information, and willing to delve into morally grey areas. Despite her willingness to go around the law though, Amane advocates government infrastructure and “the system”, believing that a smoothly flowing civilization greatly increases humanity’s chances of survival. Amane understands that this could be considered hypocritical and while she believes it’s important to establish a code to live by, she’s too grounded to consider it (or anything else) sacred. Nothing is ever black or white and everything depends on the situation. Amane trusts only herself and no one else to make the right decisions and act in the best interests for the ‘good guys’.

Being an introvert, she doesn't talk a whole lot and tries to stay away from the center of attention, but can still make conversation with others. While being somewhat withdrawn, she does have a slight humorous side and tends to make jokes occasionally.

Finally, Amane is also someone who lives life to a high standard while staying out of her comfort zone. She likes playing racing games, listening to house music, working on or riding her motorcycle, drinking scotch, and occasionally smoking a cigar or weed. She dislikes greasy food, public restrooms, and disorganization in general.

Aura and Semblance: Aura Color: Invisible | Abilities: Detection
Semblance: People will forget what Amane looks like if they don’t see her for twelve hours. She also doesn’t appear on camera. While this ability is passive and cannot be controlled, those who knew her before her semblance was activated can remember what she looks like. One drawback of her semblance is that it slows down her aura regeneration by 50%.

Combat Behavior: Amane is someone who fights with pure precision and efficiency. Highly skilled at controlling her rifle and aiming in a short time frame, she can land two to the chest and one to the head within a single three round burst from thirty meters away. Her movements are devoid of anything extra as she moves around with agility, her reactions are impressive, and she’s great at strategy and decision-making in the spur of the moment. Her environmental sense is also a major asset, which she uses on top of her aura detection to predict enemies and hit various “oddshots”. With her throwing stars, Amane uses them very strategically and is able to throw them in curved trajectories.

However, Amane is very lightweight and not the strongest person out there so in a match of physical strength, many people can overtake her. She also lacks short term stamina and defensive aura capacity, which gives her trouble with drawn out short-distance battles and makes her a glass cannon. Finally, Amane doesn’t have much experience working in a team, but she understands this and is willing to cooperate with team members.

Spoiler: Techniques • show


Holding Angles - Amane likes to hold enemy bottlenecks from covered firing positions, attempting to angle herself and narrowing down the bottleneck to around 200-300cm wide. Because of the narrow gap to shoot through, Amane’s fast reactions come into play here in order to mow down any enemies passing through the bottleneck.
Spoiler: Example • show


One-Tap - AP rounds are expensive. Despite using an automatic rifle, Amane prefers to terminate enemies with one round to the head whenever the opportunity is presented.

Collateral Damage - Amane loves shooting targets that are lined up.

Prefiring - Amane is one who acts instead of reacts. Using the pings from her aura detection along with her environmental senses to deduce areas with a high chance of enemies, Amane keeps her gun pointed at where they are most likely to pop out, and can immediately fire at areas she knows where enemies are, even if she hasn’t seen them. Because of Amane’s trigger discipline however, there is usually a fifty millisecond delay for her to confirm that it is in fact an enemy.

Recoil Control - Amane not only has an excellent grip and stance to improve the grouping of her shots, she controls it with a fine level of precision, allowing the recoil deliver her line of fire to the next target. She mainly uses this for hitting a target’s head right after hitting its chest.

Spray Transfer - Amane is highly capable of changing targets without letting go of the trigger. Against two enemies placed about ten meters away and a maximum distance of three meters apart from each other, Amane is able to terminate the first one with her automatic rifle, then accurately turn to target the other within the .125 second interval of a next bullet being chambered.

Triple-Burst Failure to Stop - Amane’s signature technique, her version of failure to stop that is executed within a single three round burst from her automatic rifle. The first shot is either placed in the targets center of gravity near its navel, or on one side of its sternum. If placed in the center of gravity, she controls the recoil of her gun to let it instantly place the next shot to the target’s sternum. If the first shot is placed on one side of the sternum, she grounds the recoil to place the next shot in the other side of the target’s sternum. With the purpose of the first two shots being to stop the target in its tracks, Amane once against uses the recoil of her gun to place the third shot into the target’s “T-Zone” to turn off its lights. Amane is capable of doing this to enemies up to 30m away

Spoiler: Techniques (Not ready for field use yet!) • show

Cross Termination - "A group of enemies should not be seen as individuals, but a single group to be flowed through."
Somewhat a more advanced version of Spray Transfer, Cross Termination is a technique to use against tight groups of enemies where the user doesn’t let go of the trigger of an automatic weapon, but controls it, making every single bullet deliver a headshot to a different enemy. Amane needs to practice this technique a little more before it is ready to use in the field.

Crippling - “If you can’t find a weak point, make one.”
With Beacon Academy comes tougher, tankier enemies in the future. Amane developed this technique in preparation of that, which involves firing at certain kinematic weak points at the right times to cripple their movement, for example, the fulcrums of any strenuous actions the enemy might be performing, or even their center of gravity. Due to it being recently developed, Amane is not ready to use this in the field yet.


Equipment

Primary Weapon: A powerful automatic rifle with a silencer, holographic smart sight, foldable stock, and a strap for easy carry. It has a twenty-round magazine Amane loads with armor-penetrating bullets (Each one costing the equivalent of 2$), and she also carries three spares. The rifle is capable of medium-range sniping.
Spoiler: show

Weapon History: As someone with a preference for practicality, Amane started out with an ordinary rifle and slowly customized it to fit her use case the best. The armor-piercing bullets come from some of her and Iris's contacts in the weapons department of the company they work at. They are well tested but are still officially considered experimental.

Secondary Weapon: Desert Eagle Mark XIX

Weapon History: "You should totally learn to shoot that thing."

Tertiary Weapon: Tactical Bowie Knife

Concealed Carry Weapon: FN Five-seveN with a suppressor and spare magazine.

Combat Utilities: 3x tactical high-explosive throwing stars, 1x smoke grenade, 1x flashbang, 1x incendiary grenade. Amane will also carry more powerful explosives such as breaching charges or remote mines if she's knowingly going into a situation that calls for it.

Backpack: Climbing gear, various lab sample-collecting equipment/supplies, flares, compact multi-tool (pliers, tweezers, awl, wire cutter, various shape screwdrivers, coarse and fine files, scissor, can opener, serrated blade, bottle opener), compass, flashlight, duct tape, steel wire, pens, lighter, water purification tablets, mirror, thermal blanket, lockpick set, compact parachute, first aid kit, bobby pins, two tourniquets, scroll and earbuds, and a water bottle.

Vehicles:
Amane usually gets around on her black Ducati Panigale 1199 S motorcycle with an installed Termignoni racing exhaust system.
Spoiler: show

Amane drives her black Equus 770 Bass when she doesn't feel like riding her motorcycle.
Spoiler: show

Occasionally, Amane will also borrow one of Iris's cars to drive around:

Aston Martin 2018 Vantage
Color: Silver
Description: Fast and great for travelling in style, Iris purchased this car with her family’s money.
Spoiler: show

Range Rover Velar
Color: White
Description: A great car for travelling with company and going on road trips, the Range Rover Velar is spacious, powerful, and great at off-roading. Iris bought this from money she earned as a professor.
Spoiler: show

Mercedes E63 AMG (Alpha7 Performance Kit)
Color: White
Description: A comfortable, durable car that doesn’t attract much attention. After Amane installed a BiTurbo performance package, it became a monster capable of going from zero to sixty mph in under three seconds without compromising comfort.
Spoiler: show

Residence:
Amane also bought a spacious high level suite in Vale with money inherited from her parents, where she likes to get work done in or relax and spend time alone.
Spoiler: show

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WiP Characters / Re: Mattimeo Malachite
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:46:47 PM »
OK well first off welcome to the site I see you've found everything easy enough so I'll jump straight into a review.

It's very true that most of the players here have Beacon first years as such most stuff revolves around them so I would recommend starting there. However if do want to chance your luck checking out the discord might be helpful checking if people have any spares laying around, I still feel I should make clear that you will have more threads to be apart of at Beacon but yea.

So I'd like a lot more detail on the appearance, what kind of clothes does he wear? Does he have combat gear? School uniform? What's his build like? Eye colour? etc. It might seem like busy work but getting a good picture of who you are interacting with is helpful and no one wants to spend half their post describing what their own character looks like.

History is fine although I'm going to have to ask you to cut out the sudden emergence of the semblance in some explosive way. It's a trope we really try to avoid because it makes it difficult to balance characters when they all get a massive power boost when ever their lives are threatened, or you know when they actually need that power boost.

Personality and semblance are fine although you can buff out to former with some hobbies or anything to get him away from the brooding anti-hero stereotype and some sort of limit on the later. You can try to come up with it's limit tho, maybe he can only teleport a certain distance a day/time period but can split that out how he wants or maybe a recharge timer based off distance traveled. Teleportation is a powerful ability so these restrictions need to be impactful.

Combat behaviour needs more work particularly around the weaknesses. We aim for 2-3 and the only one you have is barely a weakness, specailising in one thing over another isn't a weakness and it's also one his semblance covers up.

But yea well done for your first attempt and just keep improving.

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