Age of Wonders thread IV

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Mrs. Cosmic is worse.

SERIOUSLY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWsgNLO90Ss

Part of the reason the duo have such an unlikely and unfantasy-esque name as Mister and Missus Cosmic is because the two of them have left behind a vertible Spiderman-esque list of people who want to kill them MORE THAN ANYTHING.

The Outrageous Order is the only place in the universe where the snark and aggression is a drop in the ocean.

Though Mrs. Cosmic can still scare the others.

The Repairman and Mr. Cosmic's escalation of insults, dry humor, and venom was once allowed to go entirely unanswered and after eight hours became capable of killing someone in terms of sheer hateful genius quips.

It was something to behold. They're still sad the others made them stop before they learned to crack the universe with them.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Voltron64 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:43 pm

Charles Phipps wrote:Mrs. Cosmic is worse.

SERIOUSLY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWsgNLO90Ss

Part of the reason the duo have such an unlikely and unfantasy-esque name as Mister and Missus Cosmic is because the two of them have left behind a invertible Spiderman-esque list of people who want to kill them MORE THAN ANYTHING.
And the Cosmics have certainly tried to kill them in return, thank you much.
Though Mrs. Cosmic can still scare the others.
Well all but the exception of Ellie Davidson. As a fellow mother, she can relate.
The Repairman and Mr. Cosmic's escalation of insults, dry humor, and venom was once allowed to go entirely unanswered and after eight hours became capable of killing someone in terms of sheer hateful genius quips.
Mostly stress-based heart failures if you wanna be specific about it, though some have been driven to take their own lives after such an overload of mean-spirited snark.
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:06 am

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:32 am

The Cyber Corsairs

The Imperial Powers of the Nexus have created countless thieves, scoundrels, and killers in their desire to control all of the wealth in the Nexus. Indeed, the CCG exists as a sharp contrast to these bodies as the only body which believes in free and unregulated commerce (yet also doesn't believe in massively persecuting their customers).

The Cyber Corsairs stand in sharp contrast to these individuals as they are not products of oppressive economic treatments. No, the Cyber-Corsairs are technological criminals who have taken to preying on the Empire's traffic in goods with a brutality and menace that has lead to each and every one of them being labeled with the Black Spot. The Black Spot is the mark where a person can't traffic with the CCG.

To get an idea of what one has to do to receive this unpleasant mark, one should note that CCG members could include Blofeld and Jabba the Hutt alongside Malcolm Reynolds and Han Solo. To get the Black Spot you have to go above and beyond the call of murder and robbery to do something truly repulsive.
You can also get the Black Spot by voluntarily reneging on deals. Which is worse than mega-Hitlers as far as the CCG is concerned.
The Cyber Corsairs wear their "outlaws amongst outlaws" status proudly, gleefully targeting the CCG's ships, warehouses, and accounts. Murder is a common tactic amongst its members with surrender not a guarantee of leaving alive. The Cyber-Corsairs, you see, include many slavers amongst its members and this abominable practice is one of the few businesses the CCG would never condone.
This is ironic given many historical pirates held views against the practice.
The Cyber Corsairs have vast fleets of individual warlords and are prone to conquering entire worlds, enslaving the locals, and proceeding to loot them dry of their efforts. Lesser members of these "success stories" often break off to form their own small bands of raiders. As a result, the Cyber Corsairs range from diabolical warlords capable of alien invasions to petty raiders who only threaten tramp freighters and their captains.

The Cyber Corsairs' origins are all the more remarkable as they didn't begin as the thoroughly detestable group of villains they are now. Founded by Avery Morgan, the group was originally composed of One-Above-All members separated from the Collective by a mystical artifact called the Prismatic Skull.

Avery Morgan created the Cyber Corsairs for the purposes of slaying One, the man who kept him enslaved for years, but turned to piracy in order to build himself up a force enough to destroy the dark overlord. Unfortunately, the trauma of their forced cybernetic conversion resulted in psychopathic behavior amongst many of Avery Morgan's followers.

Avery Morgan attempted to stop his followers brutality but was captured, imprisoned inside an escape pod, and launched into Asteroid Cove. His followers have maintained his image, however, with many still revering the memory of the antagonistic buccaneer. The leaders, The Eight, are afraid of only a few individuals and one of these might be a returned Avery Morgan.

But he's dead, right?
He's not.

Finding him is one of the priorities of the Brethren Alliance.
The Cyber Corsairs have alliances with Warmonger, two Lords of the Abyss, Two, Torment, and a corrupt Grand Republic Admiral who has made himself one of the richest men in the Nexus by working with these horrific beings. Recently, the Cyber Corsairs have started working with Grand Admiral Marie as privateers--an act which has resulted in many experienced sailors turning against their nation.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Voltron64 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:39 am

Probably not, but I imagine he's not currently a member of the Eight because otherwise they wouldn't be so f***nuts.
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:47 am

Voltron64 wrote:Probably not, but I imagine he's not currently a member of the Eight because otherwise they wouldn't be so f***nuts.
Nope. The Eight will be discussed in the next part of the group.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Libra » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:36 pm

YIKES. :shock:
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:35 pm

Arr.

To finish off Pirate-week, I'm inclined to think Aquaman could only be improved if he was a Pirate Captain and all of his many sidekicks were his crew.

Tula could be the Pirate Wench!

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Voltron64 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:53 pm

Charles Phipps wrote:Arr.

To finish off Pirate-week, I'm inclined to think Aquaman could only be improved if he was a Pirate Captain and all of his many sidekicks were his crew.

Tula could be the Pirate Wench!
What about Dolphin?
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:01 pm

Voltron64 wrote:
What about Dolphin?
Oh she needs to be there too!

(I admit, I preferred her with Arthur but no one seems to want to remember Peter David's run despite it being distilled awesome)

Tempest and Aqualad are the Helmsman and Quartermaster respectively and rivals with some fun classicism (Garth as the Atlantean gentleman in exile versus working class Kaldur).

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Libra » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:25 am

That's one possibility, but to be honest I'm more fond of Arthur when he's channelling his even more famous namesake or even Conan of Cimmeria; a decent man trying to build a better world but handicapped by a larger-than-life temper (good or bad), bolstered by a tyrannical fate and some extremely paranoid traditions of thought amongst his people (not to mention a peculiar fondness for his Adventures).

To be honest while pirates make acceptable anti-heroes, I have a hard time seeing a practicing pirate as a SUPERHERO (just take a look at Black Manta for the reason why; Pirates are in it for PROFIT not principles in the end).
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Libra » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:26 am

Wait a minute. isn't 'PIRATE AQUAMAN' basically part of Aquarius' character write-up already? :wink:
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Charles Phipps » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:18 am

Libra wrote:That's one possibility, but to be honest I'm more fond of Arthur when he's channelling his even more famous namesake or even Conan of Cimmeria; a decent man trying to build a better world but handicapped by a larger-than-life temper (good or bad), bolstered by a tyrannical fate and some extremely paranoid traditions of thought amongst his people (not to mention a peculiar fondness for his Adventures).

To be honest while pirates make acceptable anti-heroes, I have a hard time seeing a practicing pirate as a SUPERHERO (just take a look at Black Manta for the reason why; Pirates are in it for PROFIT not principles in the end).
Well it depends on which pirate and when as history has some oddball revolutionaries and/or terrorists based on piracy for their motivation. The idea of Arthur finally saying Screw It to Racist Evil Atlantean Society after they overthrow him for the fifth or sixth time and he starts fighting them (as well as those who would destroy Atlantis) would be fun.

I doubt he'd be much into robbery of course.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Voltron64 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:25 am

Since they seem to be such a counterproductive nuisance, is One planning on subverting Princess Marie, Dreadstar and the rest of the Cyber-Corsairs?
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Post by Voltron64 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:31 am

Also Charles, I'd put the Blofelds of the CCG being more along the lines of Hank Scorpio than anything else.

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