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Ankhammon

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Do your powers fit your character?
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:47:58 AM »
Many times I'll create a character based on the power sets and then play around with the cc. Sometimes the other way around, but once I have one in hand the other seems to fit.

I've recently made a character and have absolutely no idea what power sets seem appropriate for her.

So, I thought it might be a fun (pass the time) kind of game.

What sets would you select for this character? After you've answered, give one your have and see what the next person would select for your powers.




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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2014, 02:59:18 AM »
For your pic above, I'd go fire/dark cor.  Her bio would state she was an outcast type (not the group in the game) being thrown out by her family when she was about 15 or 16.  Her friend quint was captured by a cot group and she rescued him but not before breaking an idol.  The daemon inside the idol took her over though she does retain some control.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 11:01:13 PM »
For your pic above, I'd go fire/dark cor.  Her bio would state she was an outcast type (not the group in the game) being thrown out by her family when she was about 15 or 16.  Her friend quint was captured by a cot group and she rescued him but not before breaking an idol.  The daemon inside the idol took her over though she does retain some control.

I don't have a photobucket account so no pics.

I could see that with this character.

I did try a fire/dark rupter once. It seemed almost too powerful and I never finished him.
I know, sounds weird.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 11:03:12 PM »
From the glowy bits, I was thinking Illusion Controller, but I'm not sure what secondary.  Maybe Dark as well.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 11:09:12 PM »
From the glowy bits, I was thinking Illusion Controller, but I'm not sure what secondary.  Maybe Dark as well.

Interesting. Ill/Dark troller would be really tough.

I'll tell ya the costume started out as a Full Metal Alchemist kind of uniform and mutated from there. The Glowie bits were sort of an imagined shield. Not saying it has to be a char with a defensive set or anything.

... my costumes mutate a lot. :)
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 12:43:35 AM »
i always make the costume last.. the character concept and powers first

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 01:49:34 AM »
i always make the costume last.. the character concept and powers first

I do  that more than not, but sometimes I just start making a char and then another comes up. I save it and work on it later. She's one of those.

Was just thinking about the sets and she might just be a Beam Rifle/Trick Arrow character. I will need to add a cigarillo for her to smoke though. :)

That combo was one I kept thinking about trying but never pulled the trigger on... so to speak.

Still not decided.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 03:10:52 AM »
I do  that more than not, but sometimes I just start making a char and then another comes up. I save it and work on it later. She's one of those.

Was just thinking about the sets and she might just be a Beam Rifle/Trick Arrow character. I will need to add a cigarillo for her to smoke though. :)

That combo was one I kept thinking about trying but never pulled the trigger on... so to speak.

Still not decided.

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i made a DP/TA not a bad toon.. great on teams..

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 03:24:16 AM »
Love that Redraw !!!!!!!

i made a DP/TA not a bad toon.. great on teams..

Personally, I think TA is one of the most underrated sets in the game. I made a TA/Ice and a TA/Sonic that both were just awesome.

Beam Rifle I only tried once on a BR/Poison. One of the worst experiences I've ever played. That said, I think it was the Poison that didn't agree with my play style.

But yeah, redraw ftw!

And then there's the other question. does that power combo fit the look of my character. I like the BR (and the cigar), but I could easily go time or something else for the other part.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 04:57:30 AM »
she has spikes on her costume... How about a Thorns/Dark Dominator !!!!! yeah !!!!

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 05:19:23 AM »
When I am making a new character I make the name resemble their powers :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 07:35:44 AM »
When I am making a new character I make the name resemble their powers :)

I used to do that until I made a Martial Arts/Regen scrapper named MAregen. People kept thinking her name was Mary Jane. Too many week jokes and I got rid of her. :)
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 07:42:26 AM »
she has spikes on her costume... How about a Thorns/Dark Dominator !!!!! yeah !!!!

the military epaulettes? you so crazy!

She is still very FMA in her look (could be blue instead of black, but eh), so channel your inner alchemist. I'm liking the fire/dark or a Beam/TA(or something else) for the powers.

Besides, I've already done (mostly) an Ice/Thorn Dom before. Good at clearing out everything but the big targets.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 12:18:31 PM »
I would just like to say, based on the topic question, my one issue with the soon to have been released martial combat powerset (secondary hand2hand combat set for blasters) was the fact that the first power (which was required) was Ki push.  For many of the natural-based toons, that was an unnatural power to have required them to have taken (at least in the form it was), rather than something like a kick, or throw sand.
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 09:48:18 PM »
I would just like to say, based on the topic question, my one issue with the soon to have been released martial combat powerset (secondary hand2hand combat set for blasters) was the fact that the first power (which was required) was Ki push.  For many of the natural-based toons, that was an unnatural power to have required them to have taken (at least in the form it was), rather than something like a kick, or throw sand.

Yeah, sometimes the animations were very definite and if your concept was not like that, it messed with ya.

Dual Pistols was all about the gun fu look, so you had to adjust your character to the feel of it or go with a different set. I would have loved a cowboy with two six shooters, but with those animations I never made one.
Maybe a Kwai Chang Earp character would have worked. :)

I'm sure the devs would have wanted to create alternate animations, but getting the hours to do it is something different.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2014, 02:42:56 AM »
For me, I typically have powersets in mind before I come up with a name or costume. Many times, the powersets impact the costume as well as the name.

As for the character in the original post, I think I'd go with Sonic/Mental.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2014, 07:20:38 PM »
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Re: Do your powers fit your character?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 12:45:20 AM »
I actually built my character around their powers, so like Tech and Science toons were more robotic and smooth with the technological and natural feeling powers such as Willpower, Claws, etc.

For Mutants and Magic I generally made them have an organic feel, especially with the new costumes they added (the Bioluminescence I think)

And for Natural, it was a combination of Tech/Science with generally casual clothing, like Back Alley Brawler.

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2014, 03:33:02 AM »
Sonic/Dark Corruptor.. good combo.. if you can stand the Sonic attack noises..

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2014, 04:26:41 AM »
Sonic/Dark Corruptor.. good combo.. if you can stand the Sonic attack noises..

You be talkin to de first non PL'd level 50 sonic/sonic defender on Infinity... I think. I lub me some sonic. :)

and I had one of those for a while. It was my wailing spirit in rogue island. Did very well too if I remember correctly. made it from the charred remains of my fire/dark corrupter... he was too powerful and blew himself up... or I got bored, don't remember which. :)
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Re: Do your powers fit your character?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2014, 04:54:18 AM »
IMHO, you're wrong.

I'm thinking she looks like a meleer to me.
I'd say brute or stalker.

But what do I know?
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2014, 06:12:48 AM »
IMHO, you're wrong.

I'm thinking she looks like a meleer to me.
I'd say brute or stalker.

But what do I know?

There is no wrong here. I was just getting thoughts on her.

I can definitely see where you would get a melee thought about her. what sets would you envision?
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2014, 12:42:48 AM »
IMHO, you're wrong.

I'm thinking she looks like a meleer to me.
I'd say brute or stalker.

But what do I know?

I could see the brute but not the stalker.  An in your face themed scrapper would work here too.  Nothing about this woman says stealth.  I see her as a loud, obnoxious, punk girl who is all up in the face of whatever gets in her way.
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2014, 11:07:05 PM »
For me a character has to have the right costume, powers and backstory. A name will usually suggest itself.
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2014, 12:05:44 AM »
I could see the brute but not the stalker.  An in your face themed scrapper would work here too.  Nothing about this woman says stealth.  I see her as a loud, obnoxious, punk girl who is all up in the face of whatever gets in her way.

Was thinking about your post here and it seemed like a good fit (I prefer fearless to loud and abnoxious :) ). So I went to play on Icon and claws fit real well.

Then it hit me. She's a Peacebringer. I'm pretty sure it fits. Like a former hellion type that went into military, joined special forces, got a pb surprise kinda thing.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2014, 05:14:31 AM »
I see a MA/SR to on there. Has the just enough black and sunglasses to feel a bit like someone from the Matrix.

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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2014, 05:36:37 AM »
I see a MA/SR to on there. Has the just enough black and sunglasses to feel a bit like someone from the Matrix.

Yeah, started looking at scrappers and brutes on her and MA looked very good but the costume piece on claws was too perfect (RG-Blades). Street Justice looks really good on her too.

I did really like how the pb powers looked on her though.

Knowing me, I'll change my mind about 50 more times too. :)
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2014, 06:04:34 AM »
Yeah, started looking at scrappers and brutes on her and MA looked very good but the costume piece on claws was too perfect (RG-Blades). Street Justice looks really good on her too.

I did really like how the pb powers looked on her though.

Knowing me, I'll change my mind about 50 more times too. :)
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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2014, 06:34:23 PM »
Was thinking about your post here and it seemed like a good fit (I prefer fearless to loud and abnoxious :) ). So I went to play on Icon and claws fit real well.

Then it hit me. She's a Peacebringer. I'm pretty sure it fits. Like a former hellion type that went into military, joined special forces, got a pb surprise kinda thing.

I don't see Peacebringer but along the military theme she could be a 5th column nictus.  I really see a blitzer type toon.  Maybe she could be Reichsman's (ex)wife.

OR

She's had a very rough life and got in with the wrong crowd.

I tend to let the powers dictate the toon more than the look.  Lil Hell Mouse, my demon/dark mm, had quite a few outfits including one that made her look like a longbow agent with teddy bear ears.  Too bad the game couldn't take the outfit into consideration.  Otherwise she could have walked into a longbow base, unleashed hell, and no body would have realized what was going on until it was all over.
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Re: Do your powers fit your character?
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2014, 10:13:15 PM »
I looked at the costume and my first thought was Kinetic Melee/Dark Armor brute.

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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2014, 02:16:31 AM »
 my Powers always fit my character.. because its my character and I say that they do  ;D