Rules:: Write down the names of ten of your original characters, then click on the cut tag and answer the questions. Then make a post like this one with your characters, and below a cut tag the questions and your answers. Slightly modified -- I don't tag people, I think people should decide to be tagged on their own, so to speak.
- Poplock Duckweed
- Jason Wood
- Madeline Fathom
- Marc DuQuesne
- Jodi Cohen Slade
- Sasham Varan
- Erik Medon
- Verne Domingo
- Ariane Austin
1. Four invites Three and Eight to dinner at their home. What happens?
DuQuesne serves a multi-course gourmet meal; Madeline enjoys it, Verne politely declines but accepts a fine glass of AB+; afterwards there is considerable discussion of their respective universes, in which Madeline realizes that this is probably the only time in her life where she really, honestly is the fragile little flower that the other two would have to protect.
2. Nine tries to get Five to go to a strip club.
My, My, My. That will definitely be a Girl's Night Out. Jodi, for once, finds that she's the LESS likely to get into trouble. However, she's with Ariane Austin. They go to a Chippendale's type show except it's rowdier. Ariane starts a brawl after a couple of hours. Jodi, getting into the spirit of things, does a Bionic Woman with some oversized hulk and the two of them proceed to mop the floor with everyone until the cops show up. DuQuesne and Clint show up to bail them out... later.
3. You need to stay at a friend's house over night. Who's do you choose, One or Six?
Varan. I wouldn't FIT in Poplock's house, unless he ended up redesigning it for us oversized types.
4. Two and Seven are making out. Ten walks in. What's their reaction?
Orphan: Interesting. Forgive me for the inquiry, but I was under the impression, based on the visible physical characteristics, that both of you are of the gender referred to as "male", yet these activities appear -- from the minimal references I have been provided -- associated with romantic preludes to pleasurable reproductive activity. What am I missing?
Jason and Erik: ... Green skinned aliens. Not in the game plan.
Erik: It's not what YOU are missing, it's what WE are missing. Weren't our wives in here just a second ago?
Jason: I agreed to this because Syl and Poly agreed to reciprocate.
Erik: Yeah, me too. And now where are they?
Orphan: My apologies, I should not have continued to intrude. Perhaps, however, this would explain their absence?
Jason (looking at the miniature camera): ... yeah, that'd do it. (raising his voice) LADIES, if you want the rest, you better not be trying to get away with the technicality 'Oh we did, but you weren't THERE'..."
Orphan: I believe it is time for me to go. (exits hastily)
5. Three falls in love with Six. Eight is jealous. What happens?
Okay, I can actually envision Fathom falling for Varan. He has some of Joe's mental characteristics. And I suppose, yes, I could envision Verne also getting a thing for her. However, he would never EXPRESS his jealousy. Mainly because the Lady would NOT approve, and partially because that's a battle neither one of them would want to start.
6. Four jumps you in a dark alleyway. Who comes to your rescue, Ten, Two or Seven.
DuQuesne attacks me? Holy crap. Um... Definitely not Jason, he'd be pureed. He's only slightly more physically capable than I am. That leaves either Erik Medon or Orphan. Guess it depends on WHEN in Erik's timeline I put this. I guess I'll go with Erik because (A) he'd care enough to intervene, which I'm not sure Orphan would, and (B) DuQuesne's seen Orphan in action more than once and would know how to deal with him. But I'm not sure even Erik at the end of Polychrome is going to take Marc C. DuQuesne. Slow him down enough for me to escape, though, yeah. Unless I cheat and grab Erik out of the final battle, in which case DuQuesne's going to get an unholy curb-stomp beatdown.
7. One decides to start a cooking show. Fifteen minutes later what's happening.
"What do you MEAN bang-beetle marinade on a nice giant-roach abdomen isn't appetizing?"
8. Three has to marry either Eight, Four or Nine. Which do they choose?
Well, Maddie isn't into girls, so that cuts it down to either Marc or Verne. Probably Verne -- she doesn't want to marry someone with some of the same problems she has, and she would recognize that visually she reminds Marc of a certain person and that would be a problem too.
9. Seven kidnap Two and demand something from Five for their release.
Hard to imagine, but I suppose he could demand Jodi get some H'Adamant draught.
10. Everyone gangs up on Three. Does Three have a chance in Hell?
Why is Maddie in the middle of all of these things? No, Maddie doesn't. She comes from a purely realistic universe in which SHE is the most absolutely out-there overcompetent person in the world, and on that list is exactly ONE ordinary human; the others range from a three thousand year old alien who's managed to stay one step ahead of nigh-godlike artificial intelligences for the past millennium to a genetically-engineered superman, a psionic on the level of Locke The Superman, a half-million year old priest of the Earth, a girl with superhuman strength, toughness, and speed, and an intelligent Toad.
11. Everyone is invited to Two and Ten's wedding, except for Eight. How do they take it?
"I'm inutterably glad," said Verne, "that I shall not be present for the fallout when this cosmic joke is played out. "
12. Why is Six afraid of Seven?
Varan: "You're a Mary-Sue of my CREATOR. Married to someone who's probably part-god. If I wasn't afraid of you I'd be Towers-damned STUPID."
13. One arrive late for Two and Ten's wedding. What happens and why were they late?
"Sorry," Poplock said contritely. "I was having trouble finding a powerful enough countercharm for whatever stupid love-spell hit you two poor things. But I managed to bully one out of that old mage with the funny hat."
14. Five and Nine get roaring drunk at your house. What happens?
My wife probably joins them and things are very loud. I end up having to put all the kids to bed while they find all sorts of off-color and outright pr0n cartoons on the Internet.
15. Nine murders Two's best friend. What does Two do to get back at them?
I can't imagine Ariane MURDERING Syl. But if it DID happen, she's in very, very, VERY deep trouble, even if she can get her special powers going. Jason would pull every string he has to avenge her death. And he's got a LOT of strings to pull, if he goes that far. He may not have to, as Verne Domingo might do it for him.
16. Six and One are in mortal danger and only one of them can survive. Does Six save himself or One.
Varan would always sacrifice himself for another.
"Besides," said Poplock, "I'll go pay for the resurrection."
17. Eight and Three go camping. For some reason they forget to bring any food. What to they do?
"I have no need of ordinary food," Verne said calmly.
"No big deal," Maddie said with a smile. "This is far easier than the time our survival trainers dumped us off in the middle of Antarctica."
18. Five is critically injured in a car crash, what does Nine do?
Ariane applies first aid and calls for Gabrielle. It may not be needed if the first aid stabilizes Jodi, of course.