Subject: Re: Brand New OC Character Thread 3 Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 am
Name: Baron Gustav Gross
Feathers: Kestrel - light gray on the head, black primaries, tan secondaries with a black diamond pattern.
Fur: Dark gray, with a black tail tuft.
Extra details that aren't needed but are nice to add: Iris the color of tarnished gold, a long and thin handlebar mustache.
Distinguishing Features: A face covered in dueling scars, including an empty right eye socket; left talon replaced with a steel hook.
Specialty (eg. special spells, unique powers etc): His main advantage is his vast personal wealth and keen understanding of how to most effectively use it to get what he wants. However, he is also a skilled duelist with both blades and firearms and a masterful pilot.
Weaknesses: His arrogance leads him to fall for many simple tricks that someone of his intelligence really shouldn't fall for (e.g., telling him to look behind him when he's holding you at gunpoint is a certain way to get him to steadfastly ignore anything happening behind him). While he is generally in good health, his various dueling injuries can seriously impair him at times.
Occupation: Treasure hunter
Gear: He typically wears a suit with a top hat. However, he regularly adopts the Khaki Drill uniform in less comfortable environments, with either a pith helmet or a leather aviator helmet. He always carries a straight saber with him, and he also carries a revolver in more modern-tech settings.
History: Gustav was born into a wealthy (if minor and not really respected) noble family in Griffonstone. Despite (or maybe because of) his and lavish work-free upbringing, he was never a very well-adjusted chick, even by griffon standards, regularly getting into fights with other griffons and stealing anything he wanted from them - much to the disapproval of his parents. When they suddenly disappeared without explanation shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he inherited their vast fortune and quickly set about expanding it, by any means available to him.
Personality: Arrogant, generally cunning (when not being sabotaged by his own hubris), excessively avaricious even by griffon standards, and exceedingly un-empathetic.
Current Home: His family's mansion in Griffonstone.
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Subject: Re: Brand New OC Character Thread 3 Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Name: Baron Gustav Gross
It's always a wonder how you end up making such dramatic or intense characters for an MLP setting when they could use more hugs and friendship, but otherwise approved. Only surprise here this time is the short backstory compared to the others, but further expansion is purely optional at this point.
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Subject: Re: Brand New OC Character Thread 3 Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:06 am
Name: Fruity Loop
Race: Vampony (Earth Pony when disguised)
Age: 200 (Appearance in the early 30s)
Mane: Ocean blue & jade green, freely flowing
Coat: Beige Gray
Cutie mark.: Bat wing with a fang protruding from the base.
Extra details that aren't needed but are nice to add: Little tufts of fur above the ankles.
Distinguishing Features: Close inspection would reveal fangs in her teeth, usually wears a bonnet when entertaining guests.
Specialty (eg. special spells, unique powers etc): Ageless, able to walk outside during the day unlike her progenitor, grows stronger during the night, strength, speed and durability beyond regular ponies, slight mind control abilities (More akin to just being really charismatic).
Weaknesses: Sunlight weakens her, inexperienced with her abilities, hasn't quite realized that not being able to die of old age isn't the same as immortality, bit of a flirt when not needed, has yet to learn some abilities and perfect others, doesn't blend in as well as she could with the younger crowds.
Occupation: Vampire Fruit Bat Researcher (Officially), Vampony Family Nurturer (Actual job)
Gear: White bonnet, binoculars, notepad and pens. Various dresses for "late night ventures into town"
History: In her old life, Fruity was a simple farmsmare originating from one of the various farmlands surrounding the (At the time) small town of Fillydelphia with an inquisitive personality and a good judge of character. Her life would be turned on its head after a date went horribly wrong (Or right depending on who you ask) with a charming noblestallion who called himself Count. She'd been taken aback by his fascination with a simple farmpony. They clicked (Or so she thought) quickly and things progressed even more so.
When she woke up, she found her life in shambles due to her involuntary transformation, her family horrified at what she had become and tried to kill their daughter-turned-vampony. In self-defence, she took the lives of his parents and younger sister, but to her curiosity, she felt no remorse. No shame. No pity. What she felt was adulation, like a weight had been taken off her shoulders. She was now free to do as she pleased, unrestrained by such things as "morality" and "laws". To this day, she hasn't figured out if it was always how she felt or if her transformation was causing her thinking to be altered. Count, or Father as he wanted to be known from now on, showed her a new side to life among ponies, a red carpet had been laid out for her and now she had to prove she could strut her stuff. Fruity's family had grown immensely, to a coven of 12, led by the Father in secret among the Sire's Hollow ponies.
Such a family would not be easy to feed, and her unique ability of being able to stand in direct sunlight due to her Earth Pony endurance would be put to use. She would go and keep up appearances under the guise of a fauna researcher, complete with a faked doctorate. She would locate ponies all over Equestria and those found worthy would become her brothers and sisters, while the ones who are found lacking would sustain them. Over the centuries she would grow accustomed to her new life, her old one all but forgotten. There was no longer a past. There was only the Father and her kin.
Personality: Somewhat old-fashioned due to her age and lack of interaction with ponies as a result of her job. Bit inexperienced at the more amorous aspects of the coven's activities, she works hard on perfecting it to please the Father, to the point of overdoing it on occasion. Flirty at the regular parties her father hosts, but also observant when it comes to finding suitable candidates to invite to their family soirées. Has a particular dislike for modern music.
Current Home: Sire's Hollow.
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Subject: Re: Brand New OC Character Thread 3 Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:43 am
Brother Roga wrote:
Name: Fruity Loop
I don't mind that it's kind of tacked-on. I like it. Totally prefuctionary approval. o3o/)