Character Crossover Meme Thing
I got this from Willow.
Step 1: List 10 of your characters.
Step 2: Answer these questions!
These are all characters played in some sort of realtime RP, be it tabletop, VT, LARP, or freeform, not characters from stories or novels*. I randomized the list before answering the questions.
(*If you’re not into RPGs and want to participate anyway, I’d suggest using your top ten favorite fictional characters from whatever sources you deem fit.)
I personally had a hard time picking which characters to use. I assembled several lists, and when I thought I had finally boiled it down to the essentials, I accidentally deleted the file I was working in. So I just said fuck it and put down the first ten that came to mind.
1. Craig Corbetson, Sorcerer streetfighter.
2. Vailret Cohn Incandele, Mercenary musketeer.
3. Izhobel kin Kayd, Teacher of the way of the sword.
4. Vas Carillion Vandelroth, Last of his clan.
5. Kelsie Chambers, Dropship captain.
6. Nephandus Malkurion, Mad mage.
7. Mouse Talbot, Tattooed witch.
8. Ven de Generra, Adventuring apothecarist.
9. Bram Ebonhawke, Amnesiac 7th son.
10. Murga Lo-Tor, Bookworm minotaur.
Four invites Three and Eight to dinner at their house. What happens?
Hm. Vas is actually one of the few characters who has a home to invite anyone to, so that actually works out well. Vas and Kayd would probably get along pretty well, they are both a bit overly proud of their heritage, and would probably trade tales trying to one-up each other for manly deeds, and then maybe compare sword techniques. Ven would think both of them cute, but Vas would more or less ignore her, so she’d probably be put out by his superior attitude. Kayd, on the other hand, might flirt with her, and she might take him up on it. She would probably be bored once the boys started comparing their big shiny swords, though. (For the record, Vas’ is a lot bigger, although Kayd is probably a bit more skilled. It’d definitely be an even fight if they tussled). Of course if she got too bored she could always drug Vas’ wine and then convince Kayd to slip off somewhere and get acquainted.
Nine tries to get Five to go to a strip club. How?
Huh. I don’t think Bram would have much trouble getting Kelsie into a club. She’s a marine, and she swings both ways, with a preference toward women. He might be shy about suggesting it, or he might not… his personality is the most like mine, so it’s somewhat mercurial. He’s an amnesiac, so he has an excuse. Me, not so much. =\
You need to stay at a friend’s house for the night. Who do you choose, One or Six?
Hm… Good question. Craig’s place is pretty austere, consisting of a small apartment and a spartan dojo. He’s not used to having visitors. Nev’s place, on the other hand, is literally a palace built into the side of a mountain, so the amenities are definitely going to be top-notch. I’d definitely steer clear of his laboratory down in the heart of the mountain, though. Nasty, nasty thingses down there, and eldritch energies splashing about.
Three falls in love with Six, Eight is jealous. What happens?
Kayd falls in love with Nev? Wow. Kayd does pursue men from time to time, but usually not magic users and usually not crazy people. Nev is a prince, while Kayd is only a minor nobleman from a middle-tier House, but if he were to prove himself militarily (which is entirely possible), he might seek favors above his station. But I suppose it could happen. Nev doesn’t swing that way, that I know of, but he is insane, so who knows? Ven is definitely not the type to get jealous, even if Nev (huh, odd name coincidence there) were her type. She was born in a brothel and raised as a call-girl, her sexual openness is legendary. But perhaps if she were ensorcelled somehow by one of Nev’s haywire magical experiments, she might find herself carrying a torch for him. Or if she was involved in some intrigue that required her to get close to him, which is more likely; she’d be put out if Kayd were cockblocking (vagblocking?) her.
Four jumps you in a dark alleyway. Who comes to your rescue, Ten, Two or Seven?
Vandelroth could easily jump me in a dark alleyway, he’s a bit of a villein. And he’d probably get whatever he wanted, he’s quite a brute. Vailret is the most likely to show up, since they come from the same milieu, if not the same time-frame within it. Vailret is fantastically skilled with his rapier and main-gauche, but he’d have trouble defending against Vas’ huge zweihander. Except that in the tight alley, Vax would probably stick with his cavalry sabre. He’s good, but Vailret is a prodigy, so he’d easily gain the upper hand. Plus, Vail carries a pistol and musket, while Vas has no firearms. Vas is much stronger, wears some armor, and can suck up more damage… it’d be a close thing. What would probably happen is that while they were fighting, I would run like my ass was on fire and never look back.
One decides to start a cooking show. Fifteen minutes later, what is happening?
Craig? A cooking show? Craig ruins toast. All he cares about is fighting, the man is positively crippled when it comes to social interaction. He mostly eats things that don’t need to be cooked- healthy, mind you, but he’s not into preparation. I suppose if he had a cooking show, he’d be showing off how he can do all the preparations without using any utensils of any kind. Smashing, chopping, stirring, etc. all by hand. He’d be just as heedless of burns and scars as he is when kicking the bark off trees or punching brick walls- his entire life consists of throwing his body against everything within reach to see which will break first.
Three has to marry either Eight, Four or Nine. Whom do they choose?
Kayd might get married some day. And although he plays the field with both genders, in the end he’d choose Ven to marry for the sake of form and tradition. He probably wouldn’t tell his family about her childhood, or any of her adventures, really. For her part, I don’t know if Ven would want to be tied down, but I suppose it’s not entirely out of the question if she found the right person. Maybe deep down, some part of her longs for a “normal” life? That’s such a cliche, though. Ugh.
Seven kidnaps Two and demands something from Five for Two’s release. What is it?
Mouse… might kidnap someone, if she had a really good reason, I guess. I don’t… think she’d intend to harm them… she’s hard to figure out sometimes. The labyrinth tattooed all across her body leads her to strange places sometimes, so if she saw a reason to do so she’d probably follow through with it. Kidnapping Vail would be difficult, he’s a hellacious fighter. On the other hand, he’s an inveterate rake, so if she flirted with him, he’d be putty in her hands. It’d probably be no trouble at all to arrange for him to wake up tied to a bed. What would Mouse demand from Kelsie?… Access to the psionics training facility at Witch Mountain, maybe? Why the hell Kelsie would care about Vail is beyond me, though.
Everyone gangs up on Three, does Three have a chance in hell?
Kayd vs. the rest of them? Hm. Not a chance. The only one on the list who would is Nev, and then it would depend on which version of him. So far, I’ve been going with the younger, pre-lich version of him, who is powerful both politically, militarily, and magically- but nowhere near as ridiculously powerful as he becomes later on, when he is basically the Sauron of his world. But Kayd, although skilled, would not be able to fight them all at once, unless we’re talking about a large scale conflict where Kayd has his students and some troops at his back. Then it’d be something else. But I’m assuming a 9-on-1 smear the queer session, in which case he’d be paste.
Everyone is invited to Two and Ten’s wedding, except for Eight. How do they react?
O_O… Vailret… and Murga? That’s just… *shudder*. Aside from neither of them being gay, Vailret is either human or an anthropomorphic mouse (depending on the setting), and Murga is a minotaur. Just… no. No, no, no, no, no.
But if it were happening, and Ven didn’t get invited… I don’t think she’d be too hurt. She and Vail had a couple flings, but nothing serious. She’s never met Murga. And she’s not super-keen on marriage to begin with, although she does like her friends to be happy in whatever form they desire.
Why is Six afraid of Seven?
Nev isn’t really afraid of anything, he’s too friggin’ self-absorbed. Labyrinthia (that’s Mouse) wields (or is wielded by, perhaps) only moderate supernatural power… I suppose if she were to be set on a path that would lead her to challenge Nev, she might pose a threat to him. He’d be more annoyed than afraid, I think… after all, when the mage wars were tearing his world apart, he was too busy futzing around in his lab to notice- which is why he got asplode and woke up 600 years later as a lich, even more insane than he was when he was alive. Maybe it was Mouse’ fault?
One arrives late for Two and Ten’s wedding. What happens and why were they late?
Craig probably picked a fight with a band of ruffians on the way over, and arrives with his tux torn and bloody. He’s incorrigible.
Five and Nine get roaring drunk and end up in your house. What happens?
Bram doesn’t drink… anymore. But when he was a lush, I could totally see him and Kelsie going to the strip club and getting hammered together, and then fumbling back to my place. There they would team up with my roommate to get even more shitfaced, and I’d come out in the morning to find them all draped over various couches, sleeping like the dead.
Nine murders Two’s best friend. What does Two do to get back at them?
Ouch. Bram’s not a murderer, but he is a mercenary, so he might kill Matteo (Vail’s protege) on the battlefield. First, Vailret would probably shoot Bram with his musket. Bram’s sword would deflect it. Then he’d try his pistol. Bram’s sword would deflect it. Vailret would challenge Bram to a duel. Vailret would at first be surprised by Bram’s apparent mastery of the blade, seemingly equal to his own. But as the fight went on, he would realize that in fact Bram is only a middling swordsman, and his weapon is doing almost all the work. He’d have to find a way to separate Bram from Wyngfethyr (his sword), which would take away his magical advantage. Vailret is nothing if not sporting, so he’d probably simply offer to lay both their blades aside (assuming he wasn’t overcome with rage… that’s always a wildcard). Now it’d get more interesting, since both of them are excellent wrestlers. They’d probably go straight to the brutal moves, since this is, after all, over a slain friend. Vailret is a bit more agile, but Bram’s no slouch, and probably outweighs Vail by a bit. Honestly, it might be a coin toss. They’re both mercenaries, and Bram’s maybe seen a bit more actual combat than Vail, but Vailret is definitely better trained. Blade to blade, only the magic in Bram’s sword would keep him alive, and just barely. Hand to hand, it’s anybody’s game.
Six and One are in mortal danger, only one of them can survive. Does Six save herself or One?
Nev would sacrifice anyone and anything… well, honestly, on a whim. He has no scruples at all. So this is an easy one.
Two and Three go camping. For some reason they forget to bring any food. What do they do?
Vailret and Kayd are both well inured to the campaign trail, so hunting or gathering food would be second nature to both of them. A few snares, and voila! A couple or three coneys skinned and roasted. Mmm, coney.
This was kind of fun. I feel like the numbers in the questions should have been mixed up more, but it was amusing nonetheless. If you try it, link to yours in a comment, k? K.
~ by oberon the fool on February 17, 2009.