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    Characters, Part I: The Authors

    Welcome to the big fat Mugen Guide. As I promised, this will be the thread for clarifying plot and character points of the fanfic.

    Let's start with the so-far most mysterious of the characters I have introduced: the Authors. As you can guess, these are parodies of actual authors of several works of fiction. Their role in the story should be kind of nebulous: except for Nabeshin and Smith (AKA Silent Bob) most of them would be behind the scenes players, rarely showing themselves to other characters. I think we shouldn't overexpose them, since they have too much of a tendence to become walking plot devices. So, unless a plot device is really needed, I'll keep them out of the main picture.

    Authors, except for Koshi Rikdo, are never identified by their full names, mostly to avoid us lawsuits :D . They talk to each other using only their last names. They sometimes claim to be the real creators of the Omniverse, but they rarely show any real power themselves, prefering to relying on hired help. Silent Bob and Nabeshin are exceptions, choosing to use their gifts in the Tournament, and as such, they are pursued by the other Authors as renegades.

    The Council of Authors really wants to regain full control over the story. They feel the MUGEN story has slipped out of their control, and they are puzzled as to why. Sometimes, their actions can seem 'evil' to the rest of the characters, and sometimes they can look like they are in the side of 'good'. But as a matter of fact, they only care about taking the story along the way they would wish it to be.

    They try to remove certain players out of the picture and manipulate certain events to their liking, through the Mercenary Team (B.B. Hood, Naga the Serpent, Deathstroke the Terminator and Deadpool), the Special Assault and Rescue Team (Mongul, Mr. Hyde, Clark Steele, Ralph Jones, Leona Heidern, Miroku and Misaki Matsuya), and the not introduced yet Black Ops Team (Gerhard Von Faust, Tiger, Panther, Luchs, Sango, the Invisible Man and Captain Cold). Regardless, for one reason or another, most of their attempts fail miserably.

    Other than Silent Bob and Nabeshin, the most seen members of the Authors include the stoic, enigmatic Moore (based on an Alex Ross image of Alan Moore as a giant, ghostly floating head surrounded by his creations in a Wizard Magazine, actually), the polite, sometimes cold and distant Takahashi (taken from a Rumiko Takahashi mini-manga about her own work as a mangaka), and the dumb as bricks Koshi Rikdo, often retaking his Excel Saga role of introducing episodes along with Nabeshin and others. Some other Council Members who will cameo through the story are 'Byrne', 'Miller', 'Claremont', 'The Man Lee', 'Okuda' (based on Hitoshi Okuda, author of the Tenchi manga), 'Kanzaka' (based on the author of the Slayers novels), 'Akamatsu', the Dr. Slump-esque 'Toriyama', 'Takeuchi' (Naoko Takeuchi, author of Sailor Moon, in her usual selfdepiction as a SD bunny), and the CLAMP Animal-Eared squad.

    Despite their apparently important role, they won't be a big influence in the story's course. They won't even be able to make a big difference in the final conflict, which will make them to realize they truly have lost all control over their so-called 'fictional world'.
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    (I was actually writing one scene where Miyazaki, Clevinger (Brian Clevinger, creator of 8-Bit Theatre) and Miller are also mentioned, but I'll leave all Author-related stuff to you instead, OM (except where Silent Bob is concerned, that is).

    BTW, will you require the rest of us to post profiles of our own characters?

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    Team Skuld.

    When I first had the idea of doing a fanfiction out of the original 'Anime Cast for a Fighting Game' thread, I had no idea about if others would want to participate or not (Thanks for all the input, by the way). So, at first I had been prepared to do it alone if I needed. And my original draft was, although much more comedy based, pretty much based on a dramatic concept: innocent, anxious youth in a deadly run against twisted, cynical maturity.

    Skuld vs. the Joker.

    In a suicide run to see who gets to Belldandy first, the one willing to save her at all costs, or the one wishing to destroy her and prove a point: that Belldandy's view on life is 'wrong', and his own viewpoint is 'right'.

    In a way, my main plotline still is that. Of all the characters I'm playing, Skuld and the Joker are the two main focus of my attention and planning. That's why I'll start with Team Skuld and Team Nifelheim.

    This should be pretty much a story of coming of age for Skuld, and her growing pains. From a pretty pampered, even spoiled, child, the youngest of her family, emotional and unstable, she is put through the wringer, forcing her to grow up or die and seeing her sisters to die. She gets faced with a lot of things she hasn't been able to handle well before... her whole world is thrown into doubt. She also has to reevaluate a lot of things: most especially about her vision of the world, and her view of her family. And she eventually has to choose what does she want for herself, and for Belldandy, in the long run.

    Beenuel had just a small interaction with Skuld at the end of Crisis on Infinite Threads, which, in a way, gave me the idea for his involvement here, although these are two totally separated continuities. I think I handled Beenuel a bit better in Crisis than here, actually. In Crisis, perhaps because of his interaction with Ryouga, he came closer to be portrayed as the idea I really have of him in my mind: a very minor god, trying to do his best, but over his head at all times. Another thing I think I made better in Crisis was to convey the sensation of Beenuel not being, actually, too smart... he isn't dumb per se, but as a hermit, and someone with a very primal in a way mind, he doesn't really have many experiences at dealing with others, and can even be a bit naive at times. He is the kind of person better at dealing with small problems than big ones, both in terms of power and mindset.

    Dr. Occult is a favorite of mine, and sadly, in the comics, a very underrated character. As a mystic, his main trait might be, actually, he has the character ability to stay overlooked, being a character-wise pretty plain, average man... certainly a far cry from the more attention-calling, but also more callous and jerkish John Constantine.

    Finally, Nakoruru, despite not having a very big role, should be the girl Beenuel wishes Skuld could be. She is polite, quiet and dedicated to her spirituality, while Skuld is sometimes rash, hotheaded and much more of material person than you'd expect in a goddess, even a young one. Nakoruru also is in communion with nature and animals, Beenuel's own element. She and Beenuel certainly get along much better than Beenuel and his own apprentice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Nonsensical Crap
    (I was actually writing one scene where Miyazaki, Clevinger (Brian Clevinger, creator of 8-Bit Theatre) and Miller are also mentioned, but I'll leave all Author-related stuff to you instead, OM (except where Silent Bob is concerned, that is).

    BTW, will you require the rest of us to post profiles of our own characters?
    How is the scene like? I would have no problems with it as long as it's well written and doesn't contradict anything previously written.

    As for the other point, I'm not forcing anyone to do anything, but you sure can post profiles here if you want.

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    Team Nifelheim.

    One of the first things that came to my mind when I was thinking of ideas for this series at the first stage of the creative proccess was the image of Emperor Joker cackling his loud, insane laughter as he broke through the gates of Heaven, and then facing the Unsealed Belldandy, power flowing between both of them, making Heavens to tremble.

    Because you couldn't find two more different characters if you tried. It was a clash of absolute opposites, and I just had to try it.

    The Joker, through the Modern Age of comics, has always had a knack for running into plot devices. Maybe because, to comics writers, there should be few scarier things than giving means of awesome power to a batsh*t murdeous clown. What if, I told myself, I try to give some rational to that? Why does that happen so often, not counting PIS? So was born my idea of 'Joker as a sort of cosmical chosen', which I admit even I find kind of hard to swallow at times, but actually has some basis in comics history. From him winning the powers of Greek Gods in the pages of Wonder Woman to him having his hands on the Mask, the Worglogg, etc., it almost sounded as if it was his fate to wield cosmic powers at some crucial point... Which is one of the worst things any sort of god could do to the universe, picking him as a 'Chosen One', but that gave me a new spin: a 'Chosen One' who is, for once, just straight out fuggin' wicked instead of the Hero of the Story. Add to that the fact, an unpredictable Goddess of Chaos could be, indeed, attracted to his pure chaotic personality enough to... And... geez, this sounds really awkward when you try to explain it this way.

    Ah, what the heck, I told myself, I'll just build to it because killer clowns storming through the Valkyries rule. So, here I am trying to carry on that plot to a good end.

    Mara, I actually find her to be one of the easier characters in the story to write. I often struggle with some characters' dialogues, but I never have a problem writing Hild's right hand woman. I also find her relationships with others the most entertaining to write: Urd, old close friend turned enemy; Hild, feared boss; Goenitz, despised immediate superior; Bell, tolerated child under her reluctant care; Joker, they just hate each other's guts.

    Bell is going to be faced soon with the real face of evil and its consequences, I think. The thing is, from what has been shown of her in PPGD so far, she seems to have been raised in an ambient of so much darkness, with evil ruling as the norm, and yet, she also has been raised as a mostly proper and beloved child. She certainly can love others a lot, as evidenced by her relationships with Mandark and GIR. She is, in a way, an enigma, maybe even to herself, but later on, when faced with things even her father would be repulsed by, she will have to choose which path must she take, and who does she really want to be: the merciless fighter of her warrior moments, the loyal servant, or something else.

    As for Goenitz, I took his motivation and role from M203's entry of him in Anime Cast. The thing to consider is, he thinks Orochi failed to live to his expectations. The God of Destruction he had devoted his life and work to had let him down. He basically died for nothing. When Hild brought him back, he found someone who more than took Orochi's place in his eyes. He is much more loyal even than Mara (of course, Joker is as disrespectful of Hild as he can, and Bell obeys Hild only because Dr. X told her so), to the point of fanatism.

    I have come to really like this ragtag bunch. But of course, don't expect their eventual disolution to be a very happy one.
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    How is the scene like? I would have no problems with it as long as it's well written and doesn't contradict anything previously written.
    On second thought, forget the scene -- I don't even have it mentally planned out anyway.

    I'll probably post something on the backgrounds of Vellinor, Anzell and Zarabeth sometime in the future on this thread.

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    Okay, this is just too good to miss. I'll make a few entries of my own:

    Alaniel:
    Basically, he first showed up in Crisis, but wound up playing the errand boy despite the potential he had (in both power and character). Crisis was just... well, I'll leave it at that. Flogging a dead horse isn't fun.

    So when Mugen came along, I thought it would be fun to get him in the running again.

    You see, Alaniel was meant to be the "ultimate evolution" of one of my YvtW characters, who indeed is half-human, half-angel. I planned to make him a big player in the series. Yet I realised that if I used the YvtW timeline Alaniel, he'd ultimately become too powerful and had too complex a backstory to fit into the timeline.

    So I decided on an "alternate" who had the same origins (parents) but diverged from the very start. As such, he's just an angel who's linked to the human world through the memory of his childhood. He sees life as too precious to waste by petty squabbles, even those of the Celestial Plane, most likely because of the good moral upbringing by his (mortal) father. In his youth, he was mentored by the Archangel Michael, who had very similar ideas about humanity and its role in the universe. You can imagine how devastated he was by the death of Michael (as it happened in the Vertigo universe). What makes things worse is the fact that Lucifer, Michaelangelo's wayward brother, is now his superior. Lucifer's ego cold personality and Alaniel's boy-scout personna simply rub each other the wrong way. Ironically, Lucifer is closer to Alaniel in spirit because both don't like the way some gods place themselves as above everyone else.

    Relations with other beings; Belldandy is one whom Alaniel feels is the one who best understands him since she too is against the destruction of the mortal realm. Orochi is one God he hates like poison, even though he never actually goes out and says it - simply because the goals of Orochi are the elimination of the human race should it ever get out of control, something Alaniel is violently opposed to. Mara and Hild - need I even say it?

    His position on the tournament is clear: there is no need for a reset and the sensless destruction necessary for it to happen. Another reason for his actions he doesn't say to anyone; the Gods aren't any better than what they created, so why should they complain about how it turned out? (You can imagine how that can get him in trouble)

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    And now, on to my teams!

    Team Hero:
    Okay, this is pretty straightforward. The four chosen - Spider-Man, Ryu, Ranma Saotome and Kyo Kusanagi - have several important things in common; they are all heroes of their own worlds. And all of them never know when to quit, either out of sheer determination or fighting spirit. And that's why I chose them; I have the feeling that they've got what it takes to win, even in the face of superior strength. Whatever happens, my money is on these guys to go the distance. Who know? Maybe they'll actually win the tournament!

    None of them need any introduction, but here's the roll call anyways.

    Spider-Man is the wise-cracking, ever-popular street hero from Marvel, and become extremely iconic in the sense that he reintroduced the concept of the struggling Joe Average to the Superhero genre, which hitherto had been dominated by superhumans who only masqueraded as human to cover their identities. Originally, Clark Kent was just Superman in disguise, just as Bruce Wayne is the front for Batman, but Peter Parker *is* the man behind the Spider-Man's mask. He's the common person trying to cope not only with the mundane problems of life, but the bigger-than-life problems of superheroics. And he doesn't always win.

    Which is why I considered it a capital crime if he didn't show up in Mugen. Marvel just isn't Marvel without Spider-Man, so anywhere Marvel went, Spidey just had to tag along.

    Considered the comedian and the heart of the team, Spidey still has to respond from time to time to Kyo's pranks with his flames. So far, he's had no major problems with his team.

    Ranma Saotome, while considered socially inept and usually with his foot in his mouth, is the powerhouse of the team with his higher-end abilities. He still doesn't like the whole curse thing, and he hopes that the wish he gets will remove it. Unfortunately, he was more than slightly shaken by the discovery that his love interests (Akane, Shan Pu, and Ucchan) have all been turned to vampires by Demitri, and he's sworn to keep fighting in the tournament until he finds a way to cure them. Despite his annoying behaviour and lack of social skills, he's still a decent guy; he just has to give up some of his pride to understand the others.

    Kyo Kusanagi is the legend of the King of Fighters Tournaments. Hailing from the Kusanagi dojo, Kusanagi is a lazy student even though he has great potential. However, he's still a hard worker when properly motivated, such as when the things he cares for are in danger, such as his friends, family, and his girlfriend Yuki, who is descended from the Kushinada(*) of old. Since his history makes him the center of the KoF universe a lot of the time, he just had to be on Team Heroes.

    Ryu, the mysterious nomad who cares for nothing but the fight, is from the SFIII timeline. By now he is considered an accomplished master of his style (Ama-whatever). His determination to be the best and his concentration in battle made him a necessary addition to this team, even though there admittedly would have been better additions.

    Shingo Yabuki, strangely enough, is a 'reserve' member of the team, there only by incessant pleading by himself and by Yuki, who took pity on him. However, like the rest of the team, he has the heart - if not necessarily the power - to give it all he has. He is Kyo's student only in the sense that he observed Kyo in battle, and despite the lack of any actual training, has mimicked most of Kyo's skills pretty well to be an actual adversary. In that sense, he is far superior to Dan (whose skills make a mockery of Ryu's abnd Ken's), and is actually aware of his shortcomings and works to improve himself. Sometimes he plays the fool (and quite unwittingly too).

    (*) Kushinada, according to the KoF timeline, are virgins who were sacrificed to Orochi in order to enable him to use his full power to annihilate the humans. In the story, only 7 of the 8 virgins were sacrificed, the 8th got away thanks to the interference of the families of Yasakani (now Yagami), Kusanagi, and Yata (Kagura, the ancestors of Chizuru Kagura) who used their Sacred Treasures (Necklace of Yasakani, Sword of Kusanagi, Mirror of Yata) to seal away the God of Destruction.
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    Team Darkness:
    In response to OM's Sacred Treasures Team (Chuizuru Kagura, Rose, Kikiyo, and Sailor Pluto) and others, I decided to bring in a Boss Team worthy enough of the games.

    M. Bison (Vega in the Japanese version) was the necessary counterpart to Rose. Looking back, I wondered why I didn't bring in Naraku since Kikiyo was there, but that would have meant making the team the antithesis to Team Sacred Treasures, and that would have spoiled the meaning to it. Bison is an evil SOB who was perfectly willing to ruin thousands of peoples' lives just to prove a point. As the incarnation of evil in the SF-verse (Gill and Urien aren't exactly 'evil', just amoral at times), he has his fingers in every pie in the Underworld, from drug-smuggling to black market arms deals, assassinations, and blackmail. A major event like Mugen - a chance to become God - is not to be missed.

    Lord Jedah Dohma hails from the Darkstalkers games, an S-Class(*) Makai Demon and a power in his own right. He believes that to end all suffering, it is his right to reshape the universe in his image. He appears slightly insane, but that does not detract from the threat he poses. He was only second to the Makai Lord Belial in terms of power. As a being of divine might (the Makai are said to have descended from the remains of the being that created the Universe in its dying throes), he has learned of the Mugen tournament, and has decided to form his own team and snag the prize. He has contacted Bison and gotten him the means necessary to ressurect both Sephiroth and Justice. To him, though, the team is just a means to an end. It doesn't bother the rest, though; they're not exactly the servants type.

    Justice is a bit of an unknown to anyone who hasn't played Guilty Gear (e.g. myself). Yet she was created as a Gear, a mighty weapon of war capable of levelling cities on her own and infused with the long-forgotten power of magic. She was also given the ability to command and control nearby Gears. After her death after her second battle with Sol Badguy, her spirit was retreived from the afterlife by Jedah, and her body recreated by Shadaloo scientists and geneticists with Jedah's help. She is a stubborn and free-spirited being who serves no-one, but has agreed to help Jedah and Bison as she had no other choice.

    Sephiroth is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and needs no introduction. Needless to say, he is still on his quest to become God, yet now also seeks revenge on the one man who beat him not once but twice - Cloud Strife. His spirit was taken from the Lifestream by Jedah's manipulations, and his body was cloned by Shadaloo scientists as well. Seeing a chance to acheive both aims, he has agreed to join Jedah's team.

    Team Vengeance:
    This was a joint effort with OM, as I needed a team with grudges against everyone (or at least 4 other teams). As such, I chose Iori Yagami, Forte/Bass, Negaduck and MK Scorpion.

    Iori Yagami is the darkness to the 'light' of Kyo Kusanagi; everywhere Kyo goes, Iori chases after him, hell-bent on defeating him. Iori's motives have little to do with the 600-year feud between the Yagamis and the Kusanagis; he just wants to prove who's best. His Orochi blood has often made him a target for many in their quest for power, and it is as much a curse as a source of power for him, for he will never live beyond his thirties. As incredible as it sounds, though, he has often cooperated with Kyo in order to defeat the threat of the Orochi, but usually for his own purposes; he seeks to free himself of Orochi's command, as he is too proud to serve anyone, even the source of his power. After Kyo's disappearance (i.e. when Kyo went to Mugen), he was violently depressed, as the meaning to his life disappeared. With the offer of Team Vendetta, however, he feels that his purpose - the defeat of Kyo - has returned. He is considered the 'enemy' of the Heroes Team (Kyo, Ryu, Spider-Man, Ranma)

    Forte is from the Megaman series, Dr. Wily's counter to Dr. Light's Rockman. An arrogant Robot Master, he seeks only the destruction of Mega Man to prove who is the most powerful Robot of all. Even though he possesses power greater than Rock, it was Rock's skill and persistence that beat him time and again. Originally unwilling to join the tournament, he immediately signed up once he found out MegaMan was going to be there. He is the 'enemy' of the Robots Team (Nuku Nuku, Lime, Mega Man, Astro Boy).

    Scorpion is one spirit that has not yet found rest, his desire for revenge burning as hot as ever. He still believes that Sub-Zero is the one who killed him and his family, and will keep coming from the depths of Hell until his thirst for vengeance is quenched. Neron has found that useful, and decided to hire him on the Vendetta team. His 'enemies' are Team Ninja (Sub-Zero II, Psylocke, Shinobi, Strider Hiryu).

    Negaduck may seem as the odd one in this team, being a Toon character. Yet like the rest, he was chosen due to his connection to DarkWing Duck, avenger of St. Canard. His 'enemies' are Team Justice (Flonne, Amelia, Kim Kap Hwan, DarkWing Duck).

    It would be easy to forsee Yagami turning on his teammates again; he nearly killed his teammates, Eiji Kisaragi and Billy Kane, in 1995, and actually did kill Vice and Mature in 1996, and there's reason to believe he turned on his team in 2001. However, this time, his teammates are ready to turn on him as well, should he prove a menace. In any case, Neron chose Yagami for this team as a counter to both Kyo Kusanagi and to Orochi. And Neron is not one to let a perfectly good investment go to waste.

    Team Malebolgia:
    This team was set in a tone similar to Team Vendetta, as everyone on the team had a score to be settles with someone else on another team. It was also a joint venture with OM. The Vendetta Team had 7 possible entries, but that was too big, so we split it in two. The rest became Team Malebolgia with the addition of Violator.

    Venom is Spider-Man's nemesis, his sworn enemy. The reason I didn't pick any of the Goblins was because they just didn't fit the spirit of the tournament. Venom is a more hands-on type of person, which fits a fighting team. He's based on current continuity, where he's just another bad guy with a score to settle with Spidey. He is the 'counter' to Team Heroes (Spider-Man, Ryu, Ranma, Kyo).

    Sabretooth is Wolverine's prime enemy, and it's no secret there's a lot of bad blood between them. I'd say he's from the current continuity, without the adamantium, but since when did he ever need it? He is the 'counter' for Team Nabeshin (Wolverine, Mars People, Nabeshin, and forgot the fourth one).

    Ash Crimson is a power-hungry young man from the recent KoF storyline, who has already stolen the power of Chizuru Kagura and left her hospitalised. He seeks to take both the powers (and treasures) of Kyo Kusanagi and Iori to complete his "powers collection", and gain control of Orochi with the combined powers of Yagami, Kusanagi, and Yata. It would figure that he would be a nice addition to this team. He was also chosen due to his theft of Kagura's powers, thus his connection to Orochi, which is coveted by many in the grand scheme of things. His 'enemies' are the Shin Sacred Treasures Team (Chizuru, Kikiyo, Pluto, and Rose).

    Violator is a petty-minded demon who hails from the Spawn comics, and is the implacable enemy of Spawn. He was hired by his boss, Malebolgia, Lord of McFarlane-verse Hell, to field a team in the tournament. He is the enemy of Team Light and Darkness (Spawn, Batman, Venus, and Dexter).

    (*)- The Darkstalkers Classification runs a little differently than the Yu Yu Hakusho universe. A-Class Darkstalkers, like Demitri Maximoff of Team Vampires, can destroy earth-sized planets. Pyron was an A-Class who regularly melted planets to add to his "collections". Merged Morrigan is an S-Class, just a notch under Jedah, who is also an S-Class. The most powerful Darkstalker was Belial, Morrigan's father, an S+ Class. He could blow up the Solar System, and had a 50-50 chance of defeating and killing Super Buu. Hell, the warning shot he gave Demitri nearly killed the vampire.

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    In honor to the thread that began this all, and since there are several PPGD characters in this story...

    http://www.deviantart.com/view/30338246/

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    Team Fanfiction aka Team FanWarriors

    This team was basically a composite of characters I had made in the past, when I was in middle school. The first character I had created was Jack, although he was smaller and had dark, almost generic, hair. Then, I made Dorado, an eccentric goof. I made a father for Dorado called Mel. Mel was a composite of the Doug Sheenan-version of Mel Horowitz from "Clueless", and, thus, his first name. Mel was also a lawyer, but only honest. Of course, Mel was constantly irritated at people.

    The universe I had made consisted of Jack, and two brothers named Mike and Barry. Mike was, without a doubt, the WORST character I had ever came up with. Eventually, after two years of giving birth to the character, I stopped using him in my projects. Mike was hard to draw and was confusing. Barry was easier. A small kid, who now looks like pre-Mugen/MyAdventureGame.com Jack, Barry is very capable. Other characters included Homer Simpson and (to a minor role, for now she'd be a main character. The thing is, I have more liking to her now then I did 5 years ago when the thing started) Mimi Tachikawa.

    I called the original universe (don't laugh) "Downtown Goofball U.S.A.". And, yes, the town was named (don't laugh again) Goofball.

    Eventually I ended the Goofball chronicles by getting Jack and the gang, sans a few, onto a ship for a voyage when the ship capsized and the group set foot on "Sun Island". In the original universe, Jack and Dorado (called "Klap") befriend Tiff.

    Returning home, they settle in a town called "San Juancinto". And that is where a new universe converged.

    For a project in the 8th Grade, I needed to write a story that had a beginning, rising actions, climax, and a resolution. It was called "The Flood of San Juancinto". Much like I had less attention to Mimi back then, I had MORE attention to Hank Hill (instead of hating his guts now). The story consisted of a lampoon of "Apres Hank; Le Deluge", but with several modifications. Most of the original group had survived, but some didn't. Among those, Mike and a few more characters. Tiff was called "Tiffany", and several characters, like Mimi and Peter Griffin, were casted aside... for the moment.

    A second novel was made. And soon, I created a second universe.

    Cut aside about a year and a half ago, and a third one, the current one which is mostly related to Mugen was forged. On the website, MyAdventureGame.com, I created a text-based game called "What REALLY Goes On In Area 51". The story consisted of Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, and Al Bundy getting loaded in Las Vegas and crashing to the secret base. They meet Felix from the "Golden Sun" series of games. Dorado was added to the universe first, as a skilled fighter. Eventually, Dorado became purely comedy. Tiffany Stallwall (actually, "Stallwall" was added later) was the "Good" embodiment of Tiff, for there was a race of misfits called "Spazoids", and lo and behold, Tiff was one of them.

    Jack was introduced two games later, and that was also where the Jack/Seto Kaiba rivalry was formed. Finally, Melvin Kompson was the last one to be added. Also added in the game were several Adepts, Bucky B. Katt, Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert, Michael J. Nelson, Mr. T, and Mimi.

    Uckman was from a story called "The Super Homer Saga". In it, Uckman was a cat created by forces in an ancient civilization to stop the Nazgul. His power supply consisted of cans of cat food. Uck wasn't added until I started a new chapter.

    By adding them, I will fulfill the MAG universe and seal their fates.
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    Thanos

    What can be said that has been said of one of fictions top villians? Where is he in a Crisis or starts one, you know he's going to make moves. Not the Baddied you all be expecting, but he's going to play hero this time. Fighting with Vellinor and Hild, he has also got The Infinity Gauntlet back and is serching for the Ego Gem* in the Ultraverse. He is gonna get prepared for anybody that comes his way, be it Doom,The God-Killers or God himself nothing will stop him to keep life moving.

    The Mad Titan's Allies:


    Galactus:The Eater of world's. He teams up so that his menu isn't destroyed, along with him.

    Adam Warlock:Rival-Friend-Rival, who's fought with and Against Thanos. He is against this as well.

    Unicron:"God-Killers huh? Well let them fight something They may not can even kill." Thanos

    Odin and Asgard:He reived them back in the beginng

    Hild:Sexy ruler of Hell. She wants Total Control of the Deamon Relams

    Vellinor:Prankster God who wants the Holy Throne.

    *:The Ego Gem is The 7th Infinity from Malibu Comic's Urltraverse line an Inprint of Marvel from the 90s that usally had Crossovers with Marvel.
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    Alright, here's the rest ot the cast from my end:

    Forces of Heaven:

    Essential to the plot, but who will not be taking part in the Tournament proper, these are the boys and girls topside who will be used to show the other side of Armeggeddon, I hope for them to express that "the end of the world" also means they lose somthing important to them.

    Belldandy:

    When Kami-Sama, the One-Above All declared the Universal Reboot, the re-creation of the fictional omniverse, Belldandy was torn apart inside; she would lose everything that she had come to love. That was not the only issue however; she had finally seen another side of her Father that she did not know existed, ie. The One Above All's desire to mantain the Status Quo in the macrocosm, ignoring the microcosm.

    While all the other Gods and Goddesses in Heaven dared not oppose His plan, Belldandy was the only one who had enough courage to offer up a counter-proposal: allow the beings of the Omniverse to prove that good does triump over evil, and that there was still hope left that the Omniverse was not yet out of control. Her plan was simple: to show her father the good in the hearts of men by engineering their darkest hour, a last gamble that would either work marginally at best or backfire tragically at worst.

    In this, I'm hoping to place the character in a situation that she has never before had to face; the "darker" and more purposeful face of her father, the very real real evil that lurks in the hearts of men, and a do-or-die situation without the PIS of the Doublet system to enforce playing nice. In MUGEN, she will need to come to grips with the fact that there isn't a happy ending for everyone, and that no matter how hard she wants to believe in the world she loves, this time, sacrifices will have to be made. And she might need to be the one who makes them, in the form of her beliefs and ideals. I also wanted to take a look at the darker side of the beaurecratic Heaven that is portrayed in the O!MG anime and manga,and MUGEN seemed like the place to do it.


    The Spectre, The Endless and the Living Tribunal:

    We've seen these characters as the Uber-Cosmics of their multiverses, but what are they like away from work? I wanted to take a look at the more casual side of these beings, when work isn't bothering them, and they have a chance to relax. MUGEN seemes to be the place for this since The Prescence would leave the Ragnarok operation in the hands of the one who originated it, His own daughter, to minimalize the chances of the event being manipulated to ulterior ends. Hence, with the Ominverse slated to be rebooted, they are all on enforced "corporate vacations" until Omniverse 2.0 is loaded, and they have to take up their positions again.

    In MUGEN, I want to give these characters a chance to be themselves and not have to worry about the goings on in their respective multiverses, and the singular God necessary to MUGEN presented an excellent chance to explore them in this way.


    Lucifer Morningstar:

    Lucifer is essentially one of TOAA"s original creations, but in almost every version of him there is mention of The Prescence creating not only him, but others. In MUGEN, I'd want to investigate a side of Lucifer that hasnt been written yet: his relationship to the other members of his "family' besides Michael, namely Urd, Skuld and Belldandy. While canonically he opposes The Prescence, I wanted to continue the character trait in that he will also oppose the wish of The Prescence, Kami-Sama to reboot the Omniverse. I am also interested in expressing how he would react to other family members who are no threat to him at all, whether in power or political/beauracratic position.

    The Three Chousein, Tokimi, Tsunami and Washu:

    With these three, I'm interested in looking at The Chousein in a behind-the-scenes way, except with their own Creation on the line because of the Omega Initiative. It is canon in Tenci Myuo! that there possibly exists a being greater than them, so much so that they have no way of communicting with it. The scenes where Peorth must speak with Kami-Sama from a rostrum inspired this; no-one knows the true face of Kami-Sama, The One Above All and hence, in MUGEN, The Chousein must now come to grips that they are part of a much larger picture.

    Azathoth, the Lovecraftian Dieties and L-Sama, the Lord of Nightmares:

    In MUGEN, along with Kami-Sama, the One Above All/The eternal Prescence, Azathoth and L-Sama make up the Trimurvirate of Heaven, the three greatest beings in the Omniverse. While the One Above All/Kami-Sama represents purposeful action, L-Sama represents the chaos on any form of order, and the alternate propabilites that may occur. Azathoth embodies, rightfully so, inaction, and the consequences of it. They head the Council of Heaven, and all other dieties answer to them. They are led by Kami-Sama, the force of proactive Creation, and their purpose is to mantain the Celestial Order with the elements that they embody at the very highest levels.

    Nudoru, Miso, Kansai, Tiki and Kadachi: The Illegal Immigrants of Creation. :D

    With these five I want to take another direction in the cateogry of "uber-omnipotents," such as L-Sama, TOAA and Azathoth. I'm interested in investigating the need to belong and the very human elements of discovery and curiosity, as well as the repurcussions of ignorance, which comes across too often as stupidity because we tend to take most things at face value. In MUGEN, they represent, if you will, the big-city Tycoon moving to the countryside of his own free will to find out who he really is. Readily enough, the theme with the NODES is that "everything in the world, buy ye yet nothing at all." As with the big-city tycoon[here relatively infinite wealth is replaced by the fictional currency of power] the NODES and their companions, except Tiki anyway, possess power dwarfing that of the complete Council and the Trimurvirate of Heaven. However, as with the big-city tycoon, all that money means nothing because he doesn't know the rules and social ettiquite of the town in which he has chosen to live. His money has brought him there, but yet he is not accepted as one of their own, simply because he is out of place and more often important than his appearance, he does not understand the depth of concern that people are able to feel towards each other. In other words, the tycoon must learn to think small, and to think deep.

    And, as with the Tycoon who has been on the cover of TIMES and other publications, the NODES are assumed to be somthing they are not; multiple-reality and multiple-Omniverse level destroyers, or "God-Killers," in very much the same way that public figures are judged by what the press writes about them. Although they might have the capacity for it, I'm more interested in investigating the experiences of a new neighbour from the neighbour's point of view, and not the town's rather than posting up stupid feats.

    Add to the fact that they have reversed jobber auras, inverted character shields and permenantly inverted PIS, CIS and reversed SMvsFL to go with truly unlimited power, we have a recipe for comedy to go with their exploits, and hence, a new look at the "uber-omnipotent" category of fiction.
    As in, what happens...when ultimate power can't save you from being shot in the balls? Self-destruction will never be more retarded. :D :D

    Motives:

    Nudoru and Miso just want to be accepted into TOAA's creation, and are willling to give up everything they have in order to do it. Even if it means becoming mortal, or having to serve Heaven in any capacity. They're pretty desperate about it too, because all they do in their own Verse is chill out, do stuff and die in retarded ways multiple times a day. Unfortunately, they have come in the time of MUGEN, the only time when their manifestaion will not tear the fictional omniverse apart because of all that extracontinual. multiplanar mass. So it's not going to be as easy as submitting an application and making a few phone calls to immigration. Nudoru and Miso represent the open-minded big-city dweller, who is willing to adapt and learn in the country life.

    Kansai, Kadachi and TIki are the opposite; they're the flashy billionaires from the big city who believe that throwing money around is the answer to everything. But, country folk have their ways with city dwellers. :D
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    Now that I got my original cast down, let me explain my other team, the DigiDestined.

    Team DigiDestined

    This is, basically, the original eight characters from the anime "Digimon". These characters are in their Season 1 forms. Allow me to explain how they had worked.

    Seven kids were at summer camp (an eighth would have come, but she was sick). The kids were Taichi Kamiya, Matt Ishida, T.K. Ishida, Sora Takenouchi, Joe Kido, Mimi Tachikawa, and Izzy Kotuiski. As soon as a snowfall took form (Tai explained that the world had gone bizarre over the last few months). Several devices popped out and then the kids were sent to File Island. There, they had met several Digital Monsters and the group spent time searching for a way home. Along the way, they realized there were others just like theirs, only some were being exposed to a strange device called "Black Gears".

    A battle with Devimon leads the kids to meeting with a wise person who lives in the realm. With that, they manage to leave File Island and enter a new continent. With a fight against Etemon leading Tai to return back to Earth briefly, the others were seperated, but eventually reunited. It also showed that time differed between the two realms (an minute on Earth is the same as a day in the Digital World), so while Tai was gone for two hours, two months passed.

    Using Myotismon's gate, the DigiDestined return back to Earth where it was being attacked by Myotismon's cronies. Soon, the kids learned of the eighth DigiDestined, Hikari Kamiya, and defeated Myotismon with Mega Digimon. Returning to the Digital World, they had to face the Dark Masters while handling their own fears and thoughts. That lead to a final battle with Apocolymon, the source of the Dark Masters. Upon defeating him, the kids returned to Earth, sans their Digimon, but hoped they would meet them again.

    The characters are, simply, as followed:

    Tai- The leader of the group. Very athletic.
    Matt- The loner of the group. He usually keeps to himself.
    Sora- A tomboy type of girl. Like Tai, she is athletic. She also acts as a figure to Kari, T.K., and Mimi
    Izzy- The computer whiz.
    Mimi- The girlish one. Althoug ditzy and not in reality, is the most caring
    T.K.- A little kid, who enjoys video games
    Joe- The bookworm. Somewhat paranoid.
    Kari- A kind girl.

    Their role in the tournament is as follows: They are reunited with their Digimon and enter the tournament as a reunion. However, each member will face their own problems and usually might have to solve them without one another. Mimi will be the first to face this, for in the story she gains a suit that handles many battles, gets into a feud with Cosette Sara, and befriends the Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto.

    The others will have their own challenges soon. What will happen to them is unknown.
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    Vellinor

    I learned about the Mugen Tournament right after I had finished reading Crisis on Infinite Threads, and, needless to say, I was flattered that my original "Anime Cast for a Fighting Game" thread had been turned into a major freeform RPG. Seeing major villains like Hild, Orochi, Thanos and the Boss plotting in the background of the tournament, I decided to get involved myself and enter an insidious, constantly-plotting villain of my own. And, thankfully, I already had an established character from previous AOD's to use.

    Vellinor was created for a RPG-style Warhammer site called The Arena of Rezephua as an NPC (for those interested in looking, Vellinor first appears in "The Arena of Madness" in the Archives section). He was an omnipotent trickster-god character whose role was to constantly annoy everyone around him (particularly the Slann Lord Chilipeppa, ruler of Rezephua and Vellinor's nemesis). I created Vellinor as a god, in part so that he would have power to avoid being obliterated by the Slann's magic, and in part because I took inspiration from other powerful tricksters like Q and Xelloss (admittedly, his does tend to teleport frequently like both of these characters). He was a completely non-canonical character, coming from an entirely different universe from the Warhammer realm (a fact which I felt would make him stand out more). Vellinor is, for all intents and purposes, a smug, sarcastic, immature individual who delights in annoying and playing practical jokes on people. At least, that's how he started out.

    As time went on, however, Vellinor's character began to develop further: I wrote up a bit of his past, of his indignation towards Astraedon, the head god of his home realm. Vellinor's personality began to take a darker turn as I revealed his callous attitude towards mortals, his previous attempts to take over the Warhammer world, and his plot to take over Rezephua. At the very best, you could call Vellinor an ambivalent character: he certainly isn't good, and yet he isn't totally evil either (in his mind, anyway -- he justifies his actions as divine right, saying that gods have the absolute right to treat mortals however they want). I revealed that he had been stripped of his previous power and reduced to the level of a mere demigod, and forced to wander the multiverse for centuries, hopping from dimension to dimension and passing the time by playing tricks on anyone (if not everyone) he came across. I also wrote him as being very insidious in his own right, continuously plotting Chilipeppa's downfall and swaying unwiting mortals into serving him, while at the same time, he also had a callous streak, calmly arranging for the deaths of any mortals who stood in his way.

    Anyway, I eventually wrote an arena called "The Showdown" in which Vellinor tried to take over Rezephua, with the aid of a number of willing mortal lackeys (including Zarabeth). In the end, Vellinor tried to tap into the power of an interdimensional convergence to amplify his powers and oust Chilipeppa, but this backfired and he was sucked out of the Warhammer realm, left to continue wandering the multiverse playing tricks on people.

    For the Mugen Tournament, however, I saw the perfect opportunity for Vellinor to return, and an additional opportunity to further develop Vellinor's back story. And so it is that I have written more about the realm of Evermere, and the incident which caused Vellinor to be banished. As a result, I think I've given Vellinor a vaguely Byronic quality, as he intends to take over Existence not to satisfy his own greed, but so he can get back at Astraedon for kicking him out. And yet, at the same time, he is still a very mischievous character, and he tries to do everything in a rather humorous manner. The fact that he has Kansai as a herald is fortunate to say the least, as this fact allows for countless incidents of Vellinor accidentally killing him.

    I should point out, though, that I've written Vellinor at being at his full former level of power, despite the fact that the interdimensional tear previously drained him of most of what little power he had left. This, in part, is so that he won't be horribly outclassed by all the other gods and goddesses revolving around the tournament. Later on, I will reveal that he regained his long-lost power by simply stealing the power of a comedian-god from another dimension, gaining a power referred to as "the Power Comic."

    As it is, I'm admittedly impressed by the progress my character has made so far: not only has he gained a powerful God-Killer as a herald, but he's also part of a Triumvirate of himself, Hild and Thanos. Things are looking up already, since I have big plans for him near the end of the series.
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