Create Your Own MP Char! *Fanfic/speculation*
OK! So General Goose and I have decide to make a completely new thread.
This thread is a chance to create your own MP character.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THIS IS REAL YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR OWN CHARACTER AND EXPECT IT TO SHOW UP IN GAME*
We have quite a few so far...
Emilio Favaloro, the Farmer
One of the most successful vineyard-owners in the whole of Italy, Emilio is a straight-talking hot-blooded elderly Sicilian entrepreneur and farmer. A cultured, traditional man, he rose up from the bottom where he merely earned a living by crushing grapes. By the time of World War II, that had changed, he was now a respected wine manufacturer thanks to his own sweat and ingenuity. However, following a disastrous war, increasing Mafia interference and now continuing political instability, he fled to Rapture with his family seeking a place to retire in peace and assure his children a future free from communists, fascists and the Mafia.
Ted McInnis, the Teenager
Born just a few years before setting of to Rapture, his parents were simple, hardworking engineering folk. A meek, quiet, thoughtful fellow, he was very unpopular at school, being regarded as little more then a social outcast and all-round weirdo. Eventually, he learned to shut up and keep himself to himself; however the bullying and teasing continued, with pot-shots taken at everything ranging from his background to his political views to his teeth. With the advent of ADAM, he saw a wonderful opportunity to fit in, as the cool kids were using it, with those who didn’t being ostracised from social circles and falling behind in class. It worked, however Ted, like many others, did not know when to stop.
Juanita Mendoza, the Maid
A naïve young woman from the slums of South America, Juanita ended up having to support her younger siblings from an early age. She took a job as a maid in the nearby upper-class district, and while she hated her never-ending job and her cruel masters, she did eventually pick up their political opinions. So, when they went to Rapture, she followed, dreaming of a brighter future, a utopia, for herself and her siblings. However, it was even worse then on land. Her working conditions and pay reached an all-time low, and with no room to climb up the social ladder, she turned to the extremism and radicalism Atlas offered in an attempt to get out of her poverty. She has never been the same since.
Julie Schneider, the Reporter
Julie was always a nosy girl who always wanted to be at the top of the latest gossip and would fight for the latest scoop. While this earned her many enemies at her prestigious school and meant she was never viewed as a nice, trustworthy person, she did grow up to find a perfect slot in the dog-eat-dog world of investigative journalism. She was recruited to write a story on Ryan to get her out of the way, and not only did it serve as a surprise big break in her career, she also became incredibly interested both with Ryan’s philosophy and him as a person. The more she viewed the appalling condition the world was in, the more she came around to support Ryan’s views as the only legitimate way for world society. So, when Rapture was built, instead of publishing this potential big news item to the world, she went down there, eager to start afresh. Her *****y, cruel attitude meant she rose up quickly, and now she is on the front lines, risking everything for an interesting scoop.
Officer Andrew Sanderson, the Police Officer
Andrew has seen it all. Mafia shootouts in the street, high-profile assassinations, high-speed car chases, busts on crime deals, muggings of old ladies, jaywalkers. He’d seen it all, and was fed up of it all. It was all too much. Which is why he came to Rapture. He wanted to live in a town without all the crooks and murderers that had made his life such a misery. He wanted to stand guard and wear a badge for a cause he actually believed in. That cause was the one Ryan shared. Andrew was a hardliner, no friend of the soft touch or the benefits system, and he was fed up with people just mooching off life, by just claiming welfare or selling drugs on street corners. Ryan promised people like Sanderson that this would not be the cause, and their hard work defending the city against such parasites would not go unrewarded.
Dr. Laurence Bernard
An urbanite Canadian, Laurence had a comfortable middle-class capitalist upbringing. He was always captivated by the miracles medical workers could perform, from saving lives to changing faces, and, being an imitable young tyke, he chose the path of medicine at an early age, dedicating Christmas present lists, past-times, reading books and subject choices to finding out as much about the profession as possible. Of course, once he hit the real world after obtaining his medical degree, he found the job a lot more demanding and depressing then he thought, and obtaining a breakthrough even harder. Laurence refused to accept his own limitations in the quest for finding breakthroughs, and instead blamed overzealous morality laws and government funding. This economic and moral freedom enticed the usually calm, hesitant Laurence in quickly dumping everything and running to Rapture. In the midst of the civil war, this Medical Pavilion veteran takes the term “combat medic” a bit too literally.
Dr. Vesna Petrović
A Serbian genius, she held several degrees, mainly in biology and chemistry. While starting off her life as a bright, clever girl, she was increasingly outcast in her later years on the surface due to her irritability, snobbery and egotism. Her various papers were repeatedly ignored and the university funding her groundbreaking experiments withdrew funding. Despite threats to the contrary, she did not solve these problems by rioting or violence or legal action, instead she, bewitched by Ryan’s philosophy after the “small” had constrained her “great” self, left her impoverished existence and apathetic family behind and embarked on the trip to Rapture. There, she became a key figure in Sinclair Solutions, being one of the most inventive product creators. Now, for “science”, she is one of the most zealous product testers.
An eccentric genius from the Highlands of Scotland, William constantly attempted to become the modern-day Renaissance man; singing, painting, drawing, inventing, medicine, politics. While no means bad at any of those tasks, the egoistic William finally found his calling with bees. They weren’t judgmental, they weren’t sadistic and they weren’t lazy. They were productive and worked for everything they had. William worried his village by his fascination with the bees, however his talents at nurturing the animal were noticed by a talent scout for Ryan; the grouchy man was soon recruited to help support Rapture’s need for honey. William defends his bees like they are his own family, with a passion unknown to most other men.
Shop Keeper - Beau Malcom -
Beau grew up in the hot sun of South Carolina, but always aspired to be something great. He grew up always wanting more. Eventually he was running his very own store, Malcom's, and it soon all of South Carolina was shopping at his many facilities. And then he had a complete monopoly on grocery stores... But the parasites said THAT was NOT allowed. He moved then to Rapture in order to get his monopoly back, but utterly failed. Later, he was resorted to working as a clerk in Sinclair Spirits. Fed up with this life he wanted to be on top again and joined the Sinclair Solutions team.
Swiss Chef - Remi Adelheid -
Culinary master - Remi Adelheid has always had a knack for creating spectacular dishes. He used to travel the world cooking for people of great power and fame. However, eventually, the parasites stole his recipes and claimed them as their own. Disgusted with these plagarists he moved to Rapture and was the best chef in all of Rapture, until the orders became absurd, wanting ADAM in their meals? He quit the business and joined the Sinclair Solutions team to get revenge on all the crazys.
Thoughts? What do you think? Leave a comment or a Completely new Bio for someone else!
More of General Gooses work!
Hans Leuthard, the Chef
A young farm boy from the heart of Germany, Hans was not the fastest, brightest, strongest or sexiest man in his region, in fact, he was far from it. A clumsy walking disaster, he quickly learned to use food as both an outlet and a way of serving society. This hobby and skill flourished as he grew older, his feats and meals becoming more extravagant, grandiose and tastier, even throughout famine and war, and by the 1930s he was a successful European restaurant tycoon throughout the whole continent of Europe, from Serbia to Stuttgart. However, then the war came. Many of his restaurants were levelled, many of his employees and clients killed and the world left too poor or too busy to worry about a fancy meal. And so Hans, depressed and bored with his crumbling life on the surface, came to Rapture. The thoughts of complete business and artistic freedom, as well as totally new clientele, series of ingredients and environments to work in, was too much to pass up on. He thought he would be safe from disruptions like the horrors of war. He’s just participating to get it over quickly.
Anita Kultyshev, the Model
A Midwestern American girl with both East Asian and Russian heritage, Anita was incredibly beautiful as well as stunningly clever and manipulative, using both attributes to wrap as many men as possible around her finger. She grew up as a popular and attractive girl, winning pageants and becoming the prom queen. All this success went to her head and she expected fashion modelling roles, singing contracts and TV roles by the bucketload, as well as being surprised to find a man not bowing down to her. While she didn’t really get the singing contracts and TV roles, everything else came to her as she demanded, and as her resume grew, so did her ego, her wallet, her entourage and her negative characteristics, like snobbery. Eventually, her ego outgrew her success, and as the world’s cameras were no longer aiming at her as she showed off the latest dresses, she retreated into Rapture, a beautiful fashion icon for the underwater world, where she got all the attention she desired…until the cameras once again stopped looking at her.
General Paul Muller, the General
Despite being a fairly even-tempered man and not a Nazi in any sense of the word, this patriotic German soldier found himself thrust into fighting Hitler’s war. A brave, ruthless soldier who despite having a background as a law office clerk, proved to be a very intelligent strategist, and he found himself quickly rising up through the ranks. Becoming an icon of Nazi military tactics only bested by the Desert Rat, Paul presided over several key Nazi military operations. Blindly following orders and then shouting his own orders down the ranks, Paul was horrified to see Germany eventually crushed by the Allies. He was even more horrified to find what he had been fighting for. It weren’t the Germany he loved, it was a Germany of cruelty and horror. Blaming himself for being so short-sighted and so naïve to as to miss the obvious signs, he retreated into Rapture so as to avoid being misled and involved in such a horrific event ever again.
Great to see this thread being made. Working on lines for Paul, Ted and Andrew at the moment.
Carlos Fernandes - South American writer and professor, he was famous, although a bit daring... He was son of a Portuguese trader and a Brazillian Singer. A serious man, he dedicated himself for his goals, but still having time for his family, being a great husband and father. After his father was murdered by a criminal syndicate when he as 15, he dedicated his life to exposing these groups and ended up being seen as a threat by the criminals. His life under constant risk, as well as his family's he moved to rapture with his wife and both children, hoping to be safe from war.
Beau, Remi and Anita... getting their voices as we speak!
Paul Heartman-a writer with a sever case of writers block, came to rapture to be inspired by the ocean, he came from a well off family in england and had a wife and 2 perfect children, until the german bombed his house and his whole family was killed, thats when he became a writer. 5 years later he headed off to rapture, he eventualy became extremely depressed and turned to adam for a solution
virgil griffin-a exelent solider, he fought for the allies in WWII. he has a brilliant mind, but has deep emotionial problems. he loves animals but genarly dosent like people. but he does love inflicting violence apon people. he was sent on many deep cover missions because he has a uncanny ability to change personas perfectly for years at a time. he sided with ryan and was a secerity officer and scientist for ryan, that is until ryan started killing smugglers. when he saw that the tide was shifting he joined fontaine, he was smart enough not to stay on a sinking ship. so he spliced up and became one of fontains top men one of few that knew atlas was just an alias
pete mossens-pete was the kind of guy who through himself at things with blind faith. he came to rapture for a fresh start, he was fercily loyal to whoever promised him the best life, every thing he did was for someone else. he turned to adam because someone told him to, he fought because someone told him to, he killed his family because someone told him to. if his master told him to go jump off a cliff he would do it
Vincent Van der Coll -Dentist
Vincent came to Rapture to reach a new client base who would be happy to tip for his proffesionalsim and discrection. Vincent's skill made him rise through the ranks of his field and all who could afford flocked to his office in the Medical Pavilion to receive his treatment. With the discovery of ADAM, Vincent was out of a job; ADAM could replace teeth the instant they fell; thus oral hygeine was not needed.
Vincent, unable to pay the bills, fell from grace and ended up lining up for Fontaine's Home for the Poor. He saw an ad from Sinclair Solutions as signed up immediatly as a product tester. He was fond of heavy damaging plasmids and firearms.
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After a life of travelling, Molame grew tired of being the main attraction at the circus. His entire life he was the star of the mediocre show. People knew him, papers knew him, but he was only as important to the full world as the backround characters in an old film. He was surprised to find, however, that he had been invited to Rapture. Seeing Rapture as a place to begin his new life as an entertainer, he joined in and received a prime time slot in Cohen's theater. After only one performance, he was fired. His life as a circus performer had affected his classical ideals, and the upper class crowd of Rapture saw him as a common entertainer. Desperate for money, his life's passion ruined, he decided to try some splicing. Light splicing, as no hard drugs were being manufactured yet. Upon learning of Sinclair's new Product Testing, he quickly signed up. The spicing he had done previously had had a terrible affect on his mind, but even through his small thinking capacity, he realized this was a way to forget his past, and affect the future of those who had ridiculed him.
This was came up with on the spot @_@
Here are some audio diaries telling the tale of Dr. Laurence Bernard (in the first post):
Bit more finesse
“Ah, what a beautiful city! Already feel at home, even though I ain’t even finished packing! Amazing what Ryan was able to get done. Amazing. Got a job down at the Medical Pavilion. Wonderful place. I’m employed by this Dr. Julius Chryston, old English guy. Already made a friend, young Italian rising star by the name of Dr. Flavio Pescuddu, came here with his girl. He seems nice, though his English is a bit patchy. Apparently he learnt off his girl, who's an American. They met when he was off-duty and saved her father on a beach in Italy. How cute. Gonna go down to the mall at Fort Frolic, might get some new decorations. This place could do with a bit more finesse….”
“Why’d I come to Rapture? To make a difference. To revolutionise medicine without the laws and limitations of Canada holding me back. To work for a civilisation that actually appreciated my work. Yeah, if a civilisation shows appreciation by giving someone enough stress they spend their hours drinking and wasting the hours away in a shabby cocktail lounge with an uptight Italian doctor who is the only sane man in the whole Pavilion, then I’ve succeeded.”
Left, Right and Centre
“Flavio’s in a ****ing rage. His American girlfriend has left him for Dr. Chryston. That old English twat whose only saving grace is he splices a lot. He hasn’t saved her father’s life while off-duty or came with her to Rapture despite his objections, oh no. He just splices the hell out of himself. Really depressing how those who don’t splice are getting left behind. Splicing is the tool of the ****ing devil. And that Tenenbaum woman gets all the ****ing credit just cos she happened to feel like walking through a place that smelled of fish guts at the right time. While hard workers and geniuses like myself are left to hand out suppositories left, right and centre.”
“Just finished an experiment. Watched a convicted smuggler in quarantine be exposed to a dose of ADAM and EVE and **** like that slightly higher then the average dose a Rapturian takes via Plasmids and tonics. Now the whole being in quarantine may not have helped, but he became a ****ing psycho. Not a shining image of beauty either. Up til he died a painful death and took two poor nurses with him. The results of ADAM ain’t looking promising. But Dr. Chryston doesn’t like these results. Covering em up. He’s on the payroll of Sinclair and Fontaine Futuristics. Putting the nurse deaths to natural causes or Atlas’s war. Seems like every doctor in Rapture who ain’t forgot his code of morality and the H Oath is either dead, ignored or way on the path to forgetting them. Ah, screw this. I’m gonna go down to Fort Frolic, a good book, a good drink and Eve’s Gardens a-calling.”
“Chryston issued an ultimatum to all the staff at Medical Pavilion. We need to take at least one gene modification or else we’re getting fired. Flavio’s threatening to quit, poor guy’s already lost everything and he’s yelling he ain’t gonna lose his humanity as well. Fired on the spot, wouldn’t be surprised if he kills himself tomorrow, or goes into hiding or something. Me? Kept my mouth shut. Watched. I ain’t rushing another decision…I’m still thinking about it. It’s hard. I dunno…using that ADAM stuff…with the civil war going on…might be the only way to keep my skin on and my brain intact…then again…Gah. I’ll sleep on it. Ain’t the end of the world or anything. Anyway, gotta go. Gonna stroll through the city. Wind down.”
Laurence accepted the offer, albeit reluctantly. As it became clearer that those who were a frequent purchaser of ADAM products would do better career-wise in Chryston's part of the Pavilion, Laurence, seeking appreciation and fearing becoming redundant, jobless, lonely, outcasted, sidetracked and ostracised like his friend Flavio, began splicing more and more until his fragile mental condition, already broken from years of keeping expressions in and low self-esteem, as well as his physical state, deteriorated beyond repair. All this happened very quickly. Volunteering as a Sinclair Solutions tester served both as a way to further get up in the corrupt Sinclair-funded Chryston branch of the Pavilion and also to serve his crazed tendencies of late.
He died in the Civil War. Chryston became a Splicer like Steinman or Dr. Grossman, and Flavio went into hiding like Tenenbaum.
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some audio diarys i came up with
arival-"from the second i saw the light house i felt a surge of insparation, like the kind i had before the war, before the bombs fell, when i still had molly, and john and magie...ah what am i saying! i came here to get away from all of this! its over and done with, in the past. but i cant help but think what could have been."
Fort Frolic-"made it to fort frolic, its supposed to be the "artist's paridise" of rapture. its so beautiful! you can see the ocean, the fish, the wonderful city of rapture! cohen, one hell of a genius, i cant wait to meet him!"
horrible depression-"aftar 4 years down here, those thoughts about the war are coming back, the horrible nightmeres. ill go see doc lamb soon, shell help me."
ADAM-"the new hot drug, i tryed it, and i love it! i cant get enough! im broke spent all my money. fontaine says he can help me, i hope to god hes right."
new year 1959-fontaine says i need to do something, something for him, and he will give me whatever i want, he says i need to do something at the new years ball, but he wont tell me what yet.
there should be a brain suregeon as that would be EPIC
Apologies for the bump. Audio diaries.
General Paul Muller
“I keep on telling myself. How was I meant to know? I was just a blind soldier doing what my country told me to do, and I just happened to be good at it. Sure, I noticed the signs. I knew there were camps. I knew they didn’t like certain people. But I was not fighting for the politics or the hatred, I was doing it for my country. And I focused on my work. I obeyed orders. I didn’t even have anything to do with it, I just purely focused on military targets, I never rounded up potential victims or anything. So why do I feel so guilty for my ignorance? Oh…a new life down here. No more hatred. No more fascism. No more war.”
A disturbing link
“I found a…disturbing link to the past…back in Germany. There’s this Tenenbaum woman. Scientist lady. She just got a deal with Fontaine Fisheries. Thing called ADAM. Genetic modifications and magic powers and ****, I don’t like the look of it, just looks like it’s gonna start a fight, but I suppose it’s a free world. Anyway, according to Matthew…she was a prisoner. At one of those horrid camps. That’s not the worst bit…she helped…with the experiments. I feel sick. I don’t know how she deal with the moral…consequences…urgh. Guess I didn’t leave the evils back on the surface behind.”
“Gah…all these “skill” plasmids and tonics. I’m always being asked…are they a threat to the real talents of Rapture? Instant Cooking Marvel. Instant Piano Prodigy. Instant Artistic Genius. Instant Sex God. I don’t even know which of these are real, it’s ridiculous. But…no. They are not a threat. They are just pre-packaged recipe books at the end of the day, a foolish scientist’s perception of talent in that field. They have severe limitations, not real talent. If I invented a science genius plasmid, will it be able to invent or discover anything I couldn’t? No. Soon, the limited, inflexible “talent” plasmids will become the norm. The REAL talents…the deviants…the ones who constantly push the boundaries, the ones too natural and unpredictable…the ones whose unique talents cannot be condensed into an ugly hypodermic needle…THEY will be the ones to be the kings of Rapture. And I will be the first in line.”
Raised in rural Greece, George Kaldellis is a butcher who ran his own store, before WWII leveled everything except his family and his mind. Still retaining his jolly, happy personality and his family man demeanor, he came to Rapture with his wife Zoe, his cheerful young son Basil and his intelligent little girl Sophia. Establishing a butcher's shop in one of the poor districts of Rapture, he built up a reputation as a dedicated, skilled man. He and his family had a comfortable life up until the trauma of 1959 forced desperate measures on the family.
Have to break it off
“Imogen…listen. I have to break it off. You’re a lovely girl, but…I don’t love you. You don’t love me. We both have families to support, to protect, to feed. Already had one case of someone, probably a burglar, trying to break into Sophia’s room at night…and, well, I think Rapture may end soon. It’s going that way. Apollo Square’s a concentration camp, Kashmir Restaurant is in ruins, everyone’s going into a nutty fervour, and, well, I think we should devote our time to our families. We both know this is wrong. We both know it’s for the best we go back to being just friends before we…y’know…things get too serious.”
Cannot forgive myself
“I’m not a bad person. Really, I’m not. I like to think of myself as a good father, husband, friend and neighbour, and I’m a man with good morals and good traditions. But…in this city…you either give up your morals and thrive, or hold them to your chest, and lose everything else in the process. I regard allowing my family to starve the greatest sin of all. Now, what with Tom and Dick becoming mutated warmongering freaks courtesy of Ryan, Fontaine and the wonders of genetic modification, and Harry scared ****less and in hiding; deliveries and purchases called off and everywhere an urban warzone, that sin is so easy to unintentionally commit. So, I will have to sacrifice the rest of my conscience to prevent that. I’m not hurting anyone, and I just pray this is safe and hygienic, and this will all be over soon. Please, God, make it so.”
“Officer Andrew Sanderson? I know you’re probably very busy what with the murders and deaths and vandals and riots and all, but, this is George Kaldellis. K-A-L-D-E-double l-I-S. I’m a humble local butcher from Greece, husband of Zoe Kaldellis, father of Sophia and Basil. I’d like to report a disappearance. We believe it a kidnapping. Now, someone has tried to break into Sophia’s room before, we assumed it was a burglar as her room faced the street the most. So we just got bars put on the windows. Foolish I know, but…things are tough. Anyway, we heard someone breaking in the house in the middle of the night. Basil screaming. I grabbed my shotgun, Zoe her pistol, we ran into Basil’s room. The glass was smashed, he was alright. But then we checked on Zoe. Gone. Without a trace. We panicked, we cried, we searched all over, but, we’re helpless. We need help. Please. If you can return our daughter…I will do anything to make it worth your while.”
Bright lights at the end
“I have…betrayed my son. I thought the fighting had died down for once, and the delivery was just down the road…it was just a small errand…why did I let him go…out there…on his own? Zoe’s inconsolable, and I…well…I’m a bad father. I took us down here, and now…earlier today…I saw Sophia on the streets…Sophia’s one of those…things…it’s horrible…oh my God…nothing will help us…and…now…Basil has…went missing. For several days. Why couldn’t I be the one paying the most for my mistakes? Everything I’ve done…all for nothing! The whole reusing dead war casualties…that was just a useless throw-away of my conscience…now, with the only two bright lights at the end of the tunnel gone, I don’t think me and Zoe can go on…”
All my fault
“This city seems determined to finish me off. I cut my finger off chopping this horrid…meat, those fanatics fighting almost set our block on fire, and I finally found…Basil’s body. Oh God…it was horrible… He was too young…too innocent…too vulnerable to survive here. Him and Sophia. And it’s all my fault…(breaks down)What…have I done…why? WHY? What’s that Zoe? You saw Sophia? No! Don’t hug her! Come on! Stop! Please! Those Big Daddies won’t let you….(drill sound) No. NOOO. NOOOOOO!!!!!!”
Sakuro Otsano, The Forgotten Son
"Christ, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually miss the surface. Mom and Dad always told me there was nothing of value up there. 'Don't you remember the camps, son?'. Dad was always quick to point that little tidbit out. But, in all honesty, I felt closer to them in the camp then... Anywhere. All we had was each other and that's all we needed. I hope they felt the same way..."
"Dad came home early for once. He says he's working closely with Doctor Suchong on some big project that's, 'going to take us to the top.' I'll admit it, my curiosity was peaked. After he fell asleep I rummaged through his briefcase. Nothing more than a bunch of papers that no made sense. Although, there was one word that did stick out. 'Big Daddy'. Another one of dad's bull**** ideas."
"Matt Black got a hold of some new drug. I don't know where he got it and I don't really care. With all the crap going on I need a fix. I think he called it ADAM... Or was it ANDY? I don't remember."
I'd really appreciate your thoughts. Keep in mind that I came up with all this in less than thirty minutes. I realize there are errors.
Nice character there. May wanna do a bio like in the first couple a posts to give your character a more precise backstory.
Good idea. That will be my next post.
Originally Posted by General Goose