The year is 2063. After the collapse of modern civilization, people have begun building off of the ruins of the past to make something new. With this comes the four major states - NewMerica, Aseura, the South Colonies and Centrala. In NewMerica, the government is a dictatorial regime known as the Merin Empire. Many people dislike the government, but many of its members in power wish the best for the citizens. Others only wish for the eternal perpetuation of the government. Secret government experiments are common, especially in the Northern district of NewMerica. One such experiment, however, has proven extremely fruitful... a newly-created artificial gene that allows a human to gain an incredible natural-yet-unnatural ability. These are known as Streaks, and only a certain few have them. Those that survived know the Streak well. This is a world that I actually just thought of, but I thought it might be cool to make it into an RP. The basics is that this is a dystopian world with America and Canada as one giant state known as NewMerica. Streaks are special color-coded abilities unique to a person (I'll list them below) that are the results of government experimentation. They're usually identified by a miscolored strand of hair (when dormant) or a new hair color/colored aura (when activated). The process of gaining a Streak is exceedingly painful due to it being a genetic modification, and afterwards the government usually either trashes the test subjects or recruits them into their military. If it's the latter, they usually get a healthy dose of memory suppressant. Due to this, there's also a rebel group of ordinary humans called the Vagabonds who discovered Streak when they found a survivor. RP characters are gonna be one of these two - a survivor or a recruit. Or they could have no Streak and be an ordinary person. Up to you. Rules are simple here - follow regular RP rules, have quality in your posts, only one person per Streak and don't make up new Streaks without me approving them first. Oh, and have fun. Spoiler: List of Streaks Gold Streak - Grants super intelligence and heightened interpretation/analysis, up to the level of being able to predict an opponent's next move. - Taken by @SS-I Never Silver Streak - Grants super speed and heightened perception, up to the level of perceiving the world as slowed down by up to 99%. - Taken by @Eeveechu151's Dexter Willamette/Swift Silver Bronze Streak - Grants super strength and heightened dexterity, up to the level of punching with the force of a hydraulic press. Red Streak - Grants the ability to control nearby fire and quickly heat things. Orange Streak - Grants the ability to control nearby rock and dirt, such as creating an instant pitfall. Yellow Streak - Grants the ability to control nearby electricity and electrical machines. Green Streak - Grants the ability to control nearby nature, such as increasing the speed of growth of a tree. Blue Streak - Grants the ability to control nearby water and ice, as well as quickly freezing things. - Taken by @Mystic Zander's Vincent Reese Purple Streak - Grants the ability to control shadows and darkness, such as always covering oneself in shadows. - Taken by @Ratbag the Coward's Darios Sarisso/Black Shadow Spoiler: Character Sheet Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Personality: Home: Allegiance: Rank/Role: (if part of the Vagabonds/Merin Empire) Streak: (if any) Backstory: Skills: (what they can do aside from their streak) Here's my guy, by the way. Can't wait to see what you guys will bring to the table! Spoiler: Swift Silver Name: Dexter Willamette (works under the codename Swift Silver) Age: 17 Gender: Male Appearance: As Dexter, he has long black hair running down to his waistline with a single strand of silver hair just beside his left eye. He wears a white t-shirt and black track pants with brown shoes. As Swift Silver, his hair goes completely silver from his constant tapping of his power. He wears combat goggles and a face scarf with a tight silver-and-black bodysuit covering him completely from the neck down. Personality: Dexter is cocky and a showoff but also cares deeply for his teammates and cause. He misses his older sister and parents greatly. He usually moves much too fast for others to handle, but knows when to shut up and is a careful listener. He was the one that came up with the plan for the Vagabonds to start going public, leaving signs for the people to see. Home: Hamilton District, Ontario Subdivision, Northern Division of NewMerica Allegiance: Vagabonds Rank/Role: Runner, sabotage agent and espionage Streak: Silver Backstory: Dexter was one of several randomly-selected people to be brought to Central NewMerica to be tested on for compatibility with the Streak gene. Initially deemed a failure, Dexter was ordered to be disposed of. The Streak gene saved his life, activating just before his group of failures were incinerated to get him to safety at the top of the smoke stack. Knowing that no one would believe a freak kid, Dexter decided not to return home - for fear of the government trying to attack his family for keeping him hidden - and ran to East NewMerica. There in the Hampshire district, he came across one of the Vagabonds - Alex West, lead tech guy. West decided to bring the 13-year-old into the team since he had nowhere else to go and wanted to help fight. Dexter was the team's first encounter with the Streak gene, but after more encounters the group has learned the various possible effects of the gene. Four years later, Dexter is a criminal rogue known by the name Swift Silver and one of the Vagabonds' most valuable members. Skills: Acrobatics, improvised hand-to-hand fighting skill, dexterity I think I'll invite... @Jagson, @Rohan Kishibe, @Glûk the Bard, @Mockingchu and @Mystic Zander. That should be enough people for now, right?