Orcus Posted August 11, 2009 Share Posted August 11, 2009 [FONT="Times New Roman"][CENTER][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/Reizou/Earth53copy-1.jpg[/IMG] [/CENTER] [I]She hadn’t known her mother since she was a small child of about three years old. Her mother left to go back to work, her father said. Her mother never came around, never left messages, only sent gifts for her birthdays. But her father would always know that she was fine. Later, at about 7 or 8, her father began to become scarce at nights and he would sleep all day, unless he had a meeting to go to, in which he would always seem tired. She was left in the care of the kind, old butler, Alfred. He was always there for her, but always reminded her that her father wasn’t leaving her behind, as she felt. He merely went out for her, as Alfred would be in. She understood this far more when the fact her father was a multi-billionaire and needed to make sure their money was safe. She would spend her normal days at a top quality private school, and her summer days with Alfred’s niece, May. She always wanted to know what her dad was doing out there, though. She always imagined him sitting at his desk, with a file and a computer, furiously typing away. Then he would stop typing and speak aloud, “The Joker’s going to hit this building today. I trust you can stop him.” Then from the window, the Batman would come down and take the folder. He would scan it, memorize it, put it down, and thank her dad. “Pleasure doing business with you, Mr. Wayne.” And then, he would jump out and save the day. She loved Batman. She loved her father more for helping him, at least for helping him in her mind. She once asked her father if he did such a thing. He laughed and told her she had the best imagination he had ever seen. He would never answer the question however. Then, on her twelfth birthday, she sat, waiting for her father’s present. She was joined by Alfred and May. They had just spent the entire day shopping for this and that. Her father told her that her present would be the best she had ever received. She was sitting there, expecting the biggest box she had ever seen. But instead, they all sat there for about two hours, just waiting. “It’ll be here soon. Don’t worry.” her father would say, with an uncharacteristic smile on his face. After a long wait, the doorbell rang. She thought it was weird that she didn’t see a car come up the drive way. Her father went to the door. When he answered it, there sounded like two people at the door, a woman and a man. The door shut, and her father returned to the dining room with the two guests. One of the people that had just arrived was a dorky looking man with glasses, a big build, and black hair. The woman, however, was beautiful, with black hair, blue eyes, perfect skin, and an odd feeling of familiarity to her. “Let me introduce you all. This is Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Prophet.” The man came forward and reached for a hand shake. [B]“It’s a pleasure. Bruce speaks very highly of you.”[/B] His shake was very firm for his appearance. Then he made way for her father and the woman. When the woman got closer, however, she knew exactly who she was. [B]“And this is…”[/B] her father began, then trailed off, letting the two to each other. She got up from her seat. [B]“Mom?”[/B] The woman smiled and a tear came from her eye. “MOM!” She ran to her mother and gave the biggest hug she could muster. Later, after all the "getting to know each others" were done and Clark had gone home on a call from what had to be his girlfriend, her mother and her went to the opera, for some mother-daughter bonding time. Her father said he had business to attend to that night, but before he left, he kissed her on the head and said that he loved her. He then went over to her mother, gave her a passionate hug and said, “Welcome home Diana”, kissed her and headed out. The two had an amazing time at the Opera; she had only been a few times before with her father, but the being with her mother made it twice as exciting. On the way out of the opera, they decided to take a back alley that she knew well. They made their way through, only to be stopped at the end of the alley by a shadowy figure. [B]“Why ladies, what would you be doing in a dark alley this late at night?”[/B] The figure made his way out of the dark. It wasn’t just a thug wanting some money. It was the Joker... and in his right hand was a pistol. Diana put her daughter behind her instinctively, but before either she or the Joker could do anything, another figure arrived. One that looked more promising. “Oh Bats, don’t you have anything better to do?” The Joker was in his comical mood. But, Batman didn’t seem like he wanted to talk this time around. He lunged at the Joker, the two grappling. “Bats, wanna hear the new joke I’ve got for ya? This one’ll make you bust up.” Just as he finished his sentence, the gun dropped from his hand, hit the ground, and fired. The Batman stumbled back and fell onto the ground. [B]“No!”[/B] Diana ran towards Batman, falling to him. [B]“NO! BRUCE!”[/B] She shouted with terror as she looked at him. She jumped to her feet and ran towards the Joker, and began to beat him. As she did this, her daughter, hearing this, walked up to the body of her idol. She knelt down next to Batman. He had been shot in the chest. He was coughing up blood and trying to speak. [B]“Selena,”[/B] he coughed up. She couldn’t believe it. She had to know. She placed her hands on his mask and gently removed it. It was her hero. Her father. She couldn’t believe it. He died there, in that alley. The gunshot wound was fatal. The Justice League held a memorial for him soon after, where Wonder Woman announced that she would be returning to the Amazon Island, and that the Justice League would be disbanded indefinitely. She took her daughter with her.[/I] [CENTER]***[/CENTER] The Death of the Batman took a terrible toll on the Superhero and Civilian communities alike. Gotham City, devastated by the loss of its “guardian angel”, fell into a state of chaos far worse than it had ever known. After the league disbanded many of its members took a hiatus from their hero careers and began living “normal” lives. The Justice League’s disestablishment also dealt a major blow to morale everywhere, as many heroes began reexamining their lives and their resolve. Adversely, the death of the Batman and the Justice League empowered villains everywhere, and the crime rate around the world began to rise substantially. This “age of the Villain” lasted for years, and gave rise to a “new generation” of villains more fearsome and dangerous. However, the heroes did not allow this age to last. In Gotham, Commissioner Gordon rose up and took his city back under his reign, and made an example of any and all that stood against justice. Nightwing continued his heroics relentlessly despite the death of his mentor. The young Teen Titans rose up to fill the position of the former Justice League. The balance between justice and lawlessness slowly but surely was rebuilt. Heroes long retired found the will to fight once more, and for each who did not, two new heroes sprang up. Old legacies were revived, and new legacies were crafted. And now, though it has been 12 years since the Dark Knight has been laid to rest, it seems that the Legacy of the Batman, too, has found new life. [CENTER]***[/CENTER] Welcome to Earth 53, an alternate version of the mainstream DC Earth brought to you by Muuh Puar, myself, and Afro. On this Earth, Batman never took another Robin after Dick Grayson, and thusly Jason Todd grew up to become the Red X, and Tim Drake started the Teen Titans as Falcon. Superman’s hero activities have waned over the years, Clark Kent has settled down with Lois Lane, and they have had a child. Sinestro was murdered long ago, and Hal Jordan rose up as leader of the Sinestro Corps. The Green Arrow has suffered a heart attack and passed away, and Speedy became the Red Arrow to take his mentor’s place. Though many heroes and villains have developed substantially from their well known counterparts, many are just as you know them now. You, the RPers, will take up the roles of the Super Heroes and Villains of Earth 53. Whether you should decide to take up the mantle of a well known character, or to envision this character in a new light, or develop your own is up to you. The RP will be freeroam for the most part, so your character can feel free to do as he/she pleases [within reason] and interact with any hero/villain that he/she pleases as well, with little direction from the three of us. As the story progresses, deeper plotlines will develop and our characters will gather together as tensions begin to rise. But more on that later. For now, the sign up sheet: [INDENT] Name: Superhero/Supervillain Name: Age: Gender: Appearance (In and out of costume): Personality: Powers: Equipment: Character Bio/Snippet: For opposing Hero/Villain [This is entirely optional. Should you want to have a nemesis, archrival, or simply an antagonist for your character, use this format to describe him or her]- Name: Optional Superhero/Supervillain Name: Gender: Optional Appearance (In costume): Personality: Optional Powers: Equipment:[/INDENT] Should you have any more questions about the RP or how to compose your character, feel free to PM myself, Afro, or Muuh Puar, as well as to post your questions and suggestions in the Background thread as soon as we erect it. Our sign-ups will be up shortly as well, to serve as examples for others. Well, now that that’s all said and done, go and create your characters, and have fun with it![/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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