The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense was begun by Theodore Roosevelt in response to Hitler's interest in the occult. Headed by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (later known simply as Professor Broom), the BPRD truly received its start when it was discovered that Rasputin was still alive and well and was seeking to build a portal to another world to summon the Orgdu Jahad - the Seven Gods of Chaos.
This, thanks to the small militia Professor Bruttenholm had taken with him to investigate, was a failure in no small part thanks to a grenade thrown into the portal. Rasputin was sucked through it as it closed, Kroenen (Rasputin's right-hand man) was impaled by shrapnel to a pillar, and it seemed all would be well. But the portal had been open for too long - indeed, it should have never been opened to start with, but the short two minutes it had been opened could have let something through.
That something was a small demon child; with two cloven hooves for feet, a right hand made of stone, two sharp horns and skin red as blood, Anung un Rama had been brought into the world from the other side. However, his infant appearance - for truly, he was just a child indeed - threw the small gathering for a loop, and they decided to bring him back and raise him. He was given a name - an unfortunate name, perhaps, given the circumstances of his arrival - and it simply stuck.
He was raised as a regular human child; he was fully aware of his differences to people, but Professor Bruttenholm raised him well. While rebellious to excess as an adult, he always deferred to his father and became the best investigator in the BPRD.
He is but one of many people living in the BPRD's special level. There is also Liz Sherman, the pyrokinetic; Abe Sapien, the psychic icthyosapien (human fish); Johann Kraus, the ghost; Roger, the homunculus; and dozens of others.
Who are you? Are you a new member of the BPRD? Are you a human or something else? Are you just one of the humans in suits running around to make sure everything's in order or are you on the side of those who are essentially trapped by modern-day ignorance?
The choice is yours - but along the way, you will have to stand and fight alongside them against the army of angels brainwashed by the Na'zis.
Their leader, Razael, is hellbent on destroying anything and everything that stands in the way of him stealing the Right Hand of God - Hellboy's stone hand - even if it means killing every human and nonhuman on Earth to get it.
1. No immortal characters. None. Hellboy (and a character of mine) may have longevity on their side, but this is due to their demonic nature and they are NOT by any means invulnerable. They can be hurt by guns, knives, holy items (crosses, Stars of David, holy water, the works) and while they age slower than humans, this is again because they are demons. They will one day die - but not before somebody steals Hellboy's hand to bring the Orgdu Jahad back.
2. No Mary Sues. Do I even need to say this? I mean, it's in the rules, for crying out loud.
3. If it's in mythology of any kind, it exists. If you can't find weaknesses for a certain type of critter you might want to be, make some possibly legitimate ones up! For example, leprechauns. Supernatural tweaked with this one a bit and made leprechauns a sub-type of fairies (which annoyed several fairy folklorists) and they have the exact same weaknesses.
4. Please don't make your character constantly at odds with or fighting with others. You can't fight with people all the time. Even Hellboy has his good days and he's pretty antagonistic.
5. HAVE FUN!
6. Please give me more than words. Give me more than a description of actions. Let's stretch our brains people! STREEETCH!
7. I'm giving some leeway on names this time; for example, Fae-folk can have names relating to plants and nature, a golem can be named after its gemstone, et cetera.
Codename/Alias: (Must be related to powers or appearance)
Occupation: (If regular human, what do they do at the BPRD; if a member of the BPRD response group, what's their role?)
Nyx, Hellgirl, Hellchild, "Violet" (as her location tracker is purple)
Gun specialist and fire-stopper
Super strength (up to 2 tons, only at this mark due to a competitive streak with her father), fireproof and heat-proof up to 1,500 degrees (Though a fever over 108 degrees will affect her like it would any regular human), pyrokinetic through emotional stimuli and hormone control
Fern was born and raised in the BPRD and wouldn't dream of leaving; it's a life she loves to the fullest and she doesn't slack in her duties. Her parents, Hellboy and Liz Sherman, allow her to go with them on most trips, but after a recent incident with a hellhound, Fern is grounded to the facility until the pins are taken out of her back. This irritates her more than anything else and she longs to go back outside, as she finds it horribly unfair that her twin brother, who's blind, is allowed to go with them. As a result, she's begun to be just as rebellious as her father was and sneaks out frequently. She loves guns and Baby Ruths, just like her father.
Red skin, horn stumps that she files down (while her horns aren't as large as her father's and don't impede her ability to walk through doors, she finds that it gives your opponent something to grab onto. Her eyes are catlike and yellow, her hair is long and black, she has a tail with a flat, tapered end (unlike her father's) but regular feet like her mother's. Her right hand and forearm have a tattoo of markings similar to the ones her father's stone hand has, and she's also left-handed due to musculature issues in her right arm.
Fern's strong willed but knows when to give up, and she spent much of her teen years harnessing and controlling her power to an extent that would give a saint pause. She very rarely loses control and when she does, she has little trouble reining it back in - unless the reason it goes out of control is because she's unconscious. She loathes being bossed around and sitting idly and spends much of her time doing research.
Holy items and blessed water burn; for example, she can hold the beads of a rosary but not the cross on it. The same goes for any other religion's holy symbols. She's also just as susceptible to wounds as any normal human - her back was nearly broken in two when a hellhound threw her like a ragdoll into a wall that was doubly reinforced by steel pillars. She also shares her father's weakness for kittens and cats and Baby Ruth bars.
Fern eats half of what her father can eat, which is still a considerable amount; the only reason she never gains weight is due to a high metabolism and extremely active lifestyle.
Human enough, psychic to some degree
Can emit a sonic wave that is inaudible to most other humans and allows him to echolocate. Is rather useless in most situations but a recent wave of gorgon attacks has made him invaluable.
Jonny was coddled growing up, being a bit spoilt due to his born disability. He's never failed to try and shove it in his sister's face that he's the useful one now that her back has her out of the action, but it's more a cover for his own insecurities.
His eyes are a pale brown with no pupil (the source of his blindness), his skin is pale and he has short black hair that's apparently permanently spiked no matter what he does with it. For some reason, he's the one with cloven hooves and wears special shoes like his father, though for him it's due to the lack of a tail and therefore decreased balance.
Spoilt, spoilt, bratty and rude. However, he's quite intelligent - just expresses it in the snottiest way possible. He's even annoyed Abe Sapien. However, he's a genuinely altruistic man, just doesn't know how to express it properly.
His hearing is more refined than most humans, and loud noises can temporarily deafen him and leave him entirely "blind" to his location. He also has the unfortunate tendency to fall over often, leaving him vulnerable to attack, and he constantly walks into walls, doors, and other objects and people.
Is allergic to the nuts used in Baby Ruths, and loathes them. Fern often teases him over it.
Opening post in next post.