A. OOC INFORMATION
1a. Who are you? What is your name or online alias, and what is your age?
2a. Have you roleplayed before, and if so, who and where? If you're new, how'd you find us? If you play here or previously played here, please list all of your current or most recent characters.
3a. What type of application is this? Please write down Character for a normal character application (2 Defining, 4 Significant, Trouble Flaw, Significant Flaw, Minor Flaw), or Quick for an accelerated character application (2 Defining, 2 Significant, Trouble Flaw). Please also add Restricted if your character or theme is Restricted and Section E has been filled out with the extra questions.
B. CHARACTER SUMMARY Your Profile, Advantages, and Disadvantages (Flaws) are your face on the MUSH. They tell people who you are, what you can do, and what you stumble at. Please remove all examples before submitting the application form. (For example --> Name: Your character's name. 18 character limit, no special letters. <-- should simply read --> Name: Link)
2b. Character Type: What kind of character are you applying for? Categories are FCs (Canon Characters), OFCs (AU takes on canon characters), and OCs (Original Characters).
3b. Advantages This section is divided into three categories: DEFINING, SIGNIFICANT and MINOR. To see how to fill out Advantages, read: http://multiversemush.com/mw/index.php?title=Advantages
3b-1. Advantages: Defining
3b-2. Advantages: Significant
3b-3. Advantages: Minor
4b. Disadvantages This is split into three sections: TROUBLE, SIGNIFICANT and MINOR. To see how to fill out Disadvantages, read: http://multiversemush.com/mw/index.php?title=Disadvantages
4b-1. Disadvantages: Trouble
4b-2. Disadvantages: Significant
4b-3. Disadvantages: Minor
If a +themelisting does not already exist for your character, you will have to write one yourself. This should be a concise description of the setting from which the character comes, and if it is a modified/non-canon theme it should usually explain how it diverges from the original.
C. CHARACTER INFORMATION
The following sections are for fleshing out and explaining your character to us, and are not "publicly visible fields". We're expecting to see the questions we ask in each field answered, but feel free to say more in any section you feel is appropriate. All C sections should be at least over 100 words of "strong" content - not filler. If you're looking for some prompting, check out Arthur Lowell's personality guide.
This Space Left Intentionally Blank: Begin writing on 1c.
1c. "Who" - Personality
Who is the character you're apping? What situations bring out their good side? What situations bring out their bad side? How do those sides manifest? What do they feel responsible for? What does it take to make them go all-out, or to avoid a challenge? How do they interact with others - friends and enemies? What can make them change how they treat the people around them?
2c. "Where" - Factional Relations
Why is your character in the faction that they’re in, or failing that, why aren’t they in a faction at all? If you’re in a faction, what are the ways the faction might spark conflict with your character, and how might it be resolved in play? Additionally, give your character's impressions on the other factions, and if they are "wrong", please explain why that's so.
3c. "What" - Response to the Multiverse / Integration
Why does your character explore, operate, get lost in, or otherwise wander and visit other worlds? What brings them outside of their world, and is this normal for them? Have they achieved what they want already, or are they ambitious? What drives them and motivates them? Most importantly: What does your character stand for?
4c. "When" - History
Give us a brief, concise overview of your character's background.
For OCs and OFCs: Three major moments of your character’s life that shaped them as an individual, explaining how each are important.
For FCs: A quick rundown of “the story so far” in your own words, in full or bullet point format, and justify your portrayal of the personality you intend through the most significant moments.
5c. "Why?" - Feel / Personal Drive
Why are you applying for this character? What gets you excited about them? Do you think this character will have problems, or friction during roleplay? Have you thought of a character arc, or, if not, what sort of plots would you like to be involved in? What parts of this character, if an FC, are you downplaying or avoiding (if any)? What parts of this character, if an OC, are you most interested in playing?
This section informs us about your character's ability pertaining to combat RP.
1d. Archetype: Which Archetype do you think fits your character best? For a list of Archetypes, refer to: Archetypes and Quirks. You may also give a list.
2d. Role: What role does fighting play in your character’s narrative, and what role do they play in the larger context of their theme’s combat narrative? For example, is your character the flagship protagonist of a combat heavy plot? The team head who leads the heroes to save the world? The scrappy underdog who triumphs through smarts and resourcefulness? The ultimate final boss who seeks world domination? The renegade who gets in everyone’s way, hero and villain alike? Are they a supporting character who rarely fights themselves? Are they from a series where combat barely or never happens? Are they from a series that is overwhelmingly focused on combat? Furthermore, how does this role pan out in the context of MCM as a setting? Is it altered or recontextualized?
3d. Style: Where would you say your character’s specialties lie if you had to evaluate them up or down? Is your character glass cannon? A big, slow, heavy hitter? Hard to hit but very fragile? A tank/turtle? Are they just balanced across the board? If they are, where would you say their biggest strength is anyways? Please answer with an eye to our 4 stats: talking about ranged vs melee combat is unhelpful, but talking about their focus on precision strikes or slugging it out with dogged endurance is desirable.
4d. Stats: Split 100 points between Power (how much damage your character can dish out, Precision (how accurate and consistent your character’s attacks are), Endurance (how well your character can resist damage), and Mitigation (how well your character can actively reduce exposure to attacks). The numbers you assign are to inform staff only, and do not translate directly into anything.
Once you're done filling the application form out, submit it in the body of an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of: Character Application - NAME - FACTION.
If you are applying for a Restricted concept, you are required to append the Restricted Concept application segment, found at the bottom of the Banned page.