Title: Classic New Mutants
Description: It has to happen. HAS TO
Feral - August 26, 2010 03:11 AM (GMT)
Before any players without characters from the classic New Mutants, Cannonball, Cypher, Magma, Warpath, Shadowcat, Boom-Boom, and Wolfsbane being the few I can immediately remember, this is closed to canons from that particular series, sorry. But if you play a canon character that actually was involved, drop a line and I'm sure if your charry was relevant enough that nobody would object, but I'm not going to speak for everybody.
Anyways, I know Rahne has awaited this plot for...forever, and I have too. Unfortunately, they've always taken unfortunate turns due to player inactivity and disinterest. But I think we've finally got solid enough players, plotters, and characters to actually play it out.
I do believe the only idea I've heard from this plot was that the characters mentioned may as well already be a group of friends and close teammates in the school -- nobody that I know of in the group dislikes one another in the school, and just about everyone is extroverted. So why not the group all tag along for a mission? Sounds reasonable enough.
So they get sent out on a mission, right? And I believe Cody spitballed a mission to retrieve Destiny's Diaries, but I think this was also during brainstorming. If any of you guys have sexy ideas to reveal to us all, be my guest.
(Just to let you guys know I'd rather not be directly in charge of this, I just thought I'd post the thread up for someone with more plotting skillz dat killz to take it on over before we lose any of our characters, considering this is probably the most we've ever had at one time)
Damn...I meant to post this as Sam. Maria may or may not be involved depending on when or where the mission is, but as of now I'm leaving her out.
Wolfsbane - August 26, 2010 05:53 AM (GMT)
Destiny's Diaries, huh? Hmmm.
Well, I'm in, though let me warn you - Rahne's not going to like the idea of looking for the writings of a "false prophet".
Wolfsbane - August 28, 2010 05:19 AM (GMT)
And one more thing: I think we need to define what Destiny was in this continuity.
Me, I vote for only the barest of alterations on her comic counterpart. She's the precognitive mutant who was Mystique's life partner who passed away a year or two back.
I don't think this steps on anybody's toes since we don't have a Mystique anyway.
Warpath - August 28, 2010 07:26 AM (GMT)
Jimmy's in. I don't really care what the mission is but I love me some New Muties.
Shatterstar - August 28, 2010 08:10 AM (GMT)
I see how it is. Me and Ric aren't invited. Fine. We'll make our own New Mutants, with blackjack and hookers!
On a more serious note, this is just me spitballing here, but Destiny's a bit unrelated to the new mutants. Plus, they're not really a way to succeed there. Either A) you get them and suddenly know the next (x) years of plot which isn't really going to happen or B) you don't get and its never resolved. I'm not crazy about the Destiny Diaries, all I'm saying.
Now, this is just what I came up with at 3 AM on the can, so bear with me, but what do you say we have Cable show up. Not Nathan Summers, not Scott's son from the future. A hard-ass military-style warrior with a big gun, bigger telekinesis and a metal prosthetic arm and his own agenda. Hell, you can even keep some of Cable's original motivation, or something similar. He's trying to track down and destroy remnants of Apocalypse's weaponry. (Those nanites had to go somewhere right? Even if they were deactivated by the EMP blast, they still could be dangerous/reverse engineered) Somehow he ropes in your group. (As I can recall, I don't think any of you partook in the final Apocalypse battle at the temple. Correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe you have your own questions about what went down there)
In the classic three act structure, the 1st act is your team getting recruited by Cable. 2nd act has you working with Cable, and learning to trust him, but at the end of the 2nd Act, you discover that Cable's not a noble warrior, but using you guys to get his hands on Apocalyptian tech and make himself a warlord. 3rd act, your team brings down Cable.
Volt - August 28, 2010 09:02 AM (GMT)
If you're going to remove his origin and make him a villain, why not make Cable a OC? I'm not keen on using him in even the slightest way with that kind of alteration.
Shatterstar - August 28, 2010 09:23 AM (GMT)
Well, granted, I never actually read those original issues, but my understanding of Cable's first couple of issues was that there wasn't any indication that he was Scott's son or anything, just a bad ass looking individual with what seemed to be murky agendas. And bad-ass with murky agenda kind of fit for the plot I was going for.
Volt - August 28, 2010 09:46 AM (GMT)
He might not have been intended to be, but he ended up that way, so I don't like that idea. What about Bishop? Remove the time travel, you have the same sort of character, who has also proven in canon to be unstable and doesn't have that pesky familial connection which is what concerns me. I don't mind the idea of the character, but he is in canon Scott's kid, and that's a whole can of worms that we've decided not to open.
Wolfsbane - August 28, 2010 04:28 PM (GMT)
I too have to vote against Cable. Maybe Destiny's Diaries isn't the greatest plan, but Cable's just... bleh.
I do like the idea of being sent to recover a mysterious artifact before mysterious villain gets a hold of it. It may not have to be Destiny's Diaries, but an adventure of that caliber could be alot of fun.
Clarice Ferguson - August 28, 2010 05:21 PM (GMT)
Don't mind me, I'm just someone whp likes to pitch ideas. Especially, since Clarice has nothing to do with the New Mutants. xD
Anyway, I do not know, at all, where the Hellfire Club and it's Inner Circle currently stands in the XMR-verse, or where it will stand after WwX happens.... so I may be mistaken with my ideas. I was thinking you guys csn use something similar to that of the early Hellfire arc in the canon New Mutants book. That the New Mutants are drawn to the club (through telepathy, or whatnot), because the Inner Circle wants their power. I also looked over the NPC pawns for the club, they really reminded me of the Hellions, meaning that they could clash with the New Mutants.
Making their main goal to escape the clutches of the Inner Circle.
Remember, I don't know exactly how the HFC is handled here, but I think it'll be fun for you guys to play out a classic event of the New Mutants. Or I could be totally wrong, so ignore me. xD
Squirrel Girl - August 28, 2010 06:04 PM (GMT)
The HFC also has possession of the Eye of Horus. It's the Hope Diamond of Apocalypse tech, hands down.
Betsy Braddock - August 28, 2010 06:10 PM (GMT)
The Eye of Horus was actually dealt with, considering Forge's obsession with it, something was being done but I can't remember offhand right now...It's possible but depending on what happened with it.
Also, the Pawns aren't really like the Hellions in canon. They're the bottom rung of the ladder sorts who basically provide members of the Inner Circle and patrons of the Club with entertaiment (sex, drugs and rock and roll), make sure they have everything they need as well as providing the Courts with any extra support they need (basically as a red shirt on Star Trek would). Personally speaking I'm not sure why the HFC would want to lure X-men to them, as they have a considerable amount of power already.
Sam Guthrie - August 28, 2010 09:50 PM (GMT)
Unless it's too much trouble, the artifact could be a vaccine to the Legacy Virus. I have no idea if anyone's brought it up in the past, but it's a big part of X-Men history and it maybe couldn't hurt bringing up the possibility of it affecting our characters.
But y'all may want to wait for Doug to get here before any big decisions are made, he's got some ideas for extrapolation on the Destiny's Diaries.
Amara Aquilla - August 29, 2010 12:15 AM (GMT)
I meant to post in this thread before, but I kept forgetting. Any who...
I'll have Amara in on this, for sure. My thing about Destiny's diaries is that the fact that you couldn't really be able to tell for sure what could happen with a plot. The future is always changing, and I'm pretty sure everyone here knows that. I was thinking that maybe it could let certain characters see what their future would be. Nothing else, though. By this, I mean, plots with this character that you've either planned out with people or plots that you plan on posting at a later date.
Kyle Van Leerson - August 29, 2010 12:39 AM (GMT)
I plotted an idea out but never got around to putting it up here though I did message Sam with it.
Here's how it goes.
Layle Miller is going to present the X-men with the knowledge that the diaries of famed precognitive Irene Adler are out in the world and she knows where they are. A team will get together, (classic New Mutants) to go after them.
But Layla has clued in the BH as well, so it becomes a race to find and retrieve the books. Think Indiana Jones. I'm talking a lot of double crossing, back stabbing, working toether and then racing apart.
What the diaries pertain really wont be relevant, if we need them brought up again for a plot we can get them out. Personally id imagine they'd be written like Nostradamus, a lot of vague things that only make sense after the event happens.
What the mission needs is 2 teams, One new mutants and one BH to work against them.
*Edit there are other parts to the mission after the books are found but id rather not spoil the ending till we get there and I can Pm all involved with the twist
Wolfsbane - August 29, 2010 06:17 AM (GMT)
The problem of Destiny's Diaries could easily be solved with them not going past current events. Does that make them useless? Absolutely. But Layla Miller is just the type of person to say "Well, you didn't ask how far into the future they told now, did you?"
Moonstar - December 10, 2010 05:32 AM (GMT)
A few weeks ago we were talking in the CBOX and thought that we can use this idea for the "Search for Xavier", and maybe open it up for OC that are of the New Mutant age...Violey and Jayson are the only ones that spring to mind.
Thunderbird - December 14, 2010 09:07 AM (GMT)
New Mutants age group as well :)
Kelrian - December 14, 2010 12:50 PM (GMT)
What exactly is the new mutants age range? Because I know there's plenty of mutants around Jayson's age. I mean. Off the top of my head there's Kel. He's just a year younger than Jayson. Kallen's a year older than her. Depending on the range, there might be more [I didn't look further than that as it is early and I'm tired <_<].
Wolfsbane - December 14, 2010 06:58 PM (GMT)
I suppose that could work, as the actual in-game New Mutants at Xavier's who would be participating in the Search for Xavier are fairly few - I honestly think that it's really just Rahne, Dani, Amara, James and Doug since Sam hasn't really come back into active play yet.
Though I don't think that, if it's a Search for Xavier squad, there should be too many on it. I'd cap it out at six people at the most to keep it from getting overcrowded since odds are good there'd be multiple teams searching multiple areas for the missing Professor.
Amara Aquilla - December 14, 2010 09:38 PM (GMT)
I think we'd decided that when they were students, they were a group of friends? I'm not sure where we decided to go with that but last night I think it was said that it'd make sense if when they were younger(In Rahne's case), or students, they were a group of friends... And I'm pretty sure it was said to maybe be Neal, Amara, Dani, Sam, Rahne, Doug, and maybe Jayson, Violey, and Jubilee if May or Flyboy wanted.
Xi'an Coy Manh - January 4, 2011 06:49 PM (GMT)
This sounds interesting I would like to get Karma in on this maybe.
Sunspot - May 7, 2011 01:59 AM (GMT)
Sunspot was in the New Mutants...if you guys are still trying to do anything...I know this topic is kind of old.