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 Hi all. I don't recall if anyone else has officially signed on yet to play a Wildstorm character, but I thought I should put up a post to lay out where my thinking's been and where I'm hoping to go:

1.) The events of the “Planetary” series all happened, around the turn of the century, except perhaps for the very end. Barring the needs of any other player, the Four have been defeated, but we're still in the process of unraveling their secrets and rescuing Ambrose. That''s running in the background.

2.) Around the turn of the century, Jenny Sparks lead Stormwatch (New 52 continuity), and died as she did in “The Authority”: Electrocuting a giant space monster that created the Earth and was returning to wipe all trace of humanity from it. When she died, she was reincarnated in Shanghai as Jenny Quantum.

Question: Was Martian Manhunter ever a part of Stormwatch, or are we ignoring that?

3. Both Jenny Sparks and Elijah Snow are “Century Babies,” born on January 1, 1900 – part of a planetary defense mechanism, the origins of which are unknown. For our purposes, Elijah is the last of the last century's batch. The new batch, born Jan. 1, 2000, are all coming up on 17, and beginning to realize their abilities.

4. Others have noticed. Elijah Snow is torn: He wants to protect Jenny Quantum and the others, but distrusts the Justice League and other superheroes. He feels they keep too much from the world, like The Four did. Also, they have secrets, which he wants to know. He also wants to delve deeper into the secrets of the Earth's planetary defenses to deduce how and why they exist. The Chinese and US governments are aware of the Century Babies and their potential, and are interested in exploiting it. Several characters, including Lex Luthor, have gotten their hands on copies of old Planetary Guides and deduced a few things.

Observation: If we're doing a World War II era JSA, some of their exploits will be in the Planetary Guides, and maybe a few of their secrets. 

Second Observation: Any character who is likely to own a Planetary Guide or two is welcome to, as long as it makes sense, narratively. There's not one sitting on Booster Gold's coffee table, but John Constantine might very well have one in his library.  

Basic plot: In the end, agents of powerful agencies will clash in order to control and/or protect and/or eliminate a set of superpowered teenagers – including Jenny Quantum – who hold the future in their hands. But of course, those superpowered teenagers have ideas – and possibly friends – of their own.

My hope here is not just to have a story, but also give us a tool to establish some of "our" continuity.

How's it sound?

Date: 2016-11-15 05:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
lexcorpunlimited: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lexcorpunlimited

Date: 2016-11-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
toraolafsdotter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] toraolafsdotter
Let me know if you ever want to run a Planetary post in the comm; I'll work on getting Jakita put together.

Date: 2016-11-15 06:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lexcorpunlimited
Rocking! Thank you!

Date: 2016-11-22 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jakita_wagner
Sure thing - I'm all tied in with this journal to the comm.

Question - what do you think about this person for a PB? (need to flesh out my icons)

Date: 2016-11-22 08:47 pm (UTC)
lexcorpunlimited: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lexcorpunlimited
Ooh. I like it. I think she looks great for the part.

Date: 2016-11-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lexcorpunlimited
Also, I'll put something up later today. Work has decided to be crazy for a bit ...

Date: 2016-11-16 12:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mars_my_destination
The way I'm playing it right now, J'onn was in Stormwatch, but since that was part of the false persona and memories placed upon him by the changes in reality, only has fleeting memories now that things have been realigned.

Date: 2016-11-16 12:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lexcorpunlimited
That's fine. at the very least, if references start popping up to century Babies and Jenny Quantum, he might be the only one to have a clue, even if it's hazy. (And hazy works in our favor!)

Date: 2016-11-16 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mars_my_destination
Makes sense to me!

Date: 2016-11-29 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] boostmeup
It might be cool if that's our in, J'onn going on a psychic adventure to confront the new 52 J'onn and the stuff he did with Stormwatch. We could even have who planted J'onn there be a revelation, a rival psychic like Despero or Max Lord trying to weaken the League or otherwise keep J'onn from discovering what they're really up to.

Some cool mindscape dueling and identity stuff that J'onn's uniquely suited for.

Date: 2016-11-30 12:50 am (UTC)
mars_my_destination: (Glowing Eyes)
From: [personal profile] mars_my_destination
I approve of this idea completely!

Date: 2016-11-28 01:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] boostmeup
There a good place for those of us not familiar with the series to get caught up or should I wiki it?

Date: 2016-12-18 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kneel_before_grodd
I'm interested in this because if I'm able down the line I'm interested in maybe picking either Helspont or Kaizen Gamorra. So this is where I should hash out details?

Also, I'd be more than interested in having Grodd research the Century Babies and discover how the Planetary defenses could be utilized, perhaps even altered to suit his purposes.

Date: 2016-12-18 04:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kneel_before_grodd
"nods" Makes sense. For Helspont I was going to use part of his original Wildstorm origin but with parts of his post-Flashpoint origins, being stranded in our corner of space, being a distrusted outcast, etc. Kaizen I was going to have it so that he survived the retaliation against Gamorra, and begin much more low-key schemes taking advantage of his status as a world leader. His goals are the same, he wants to have fun at the world's expense, but he doesn't need his property wrecked.

I've been bouncing around things for that. Maybe the meteorite that gave Grodd and his kin their abilities is a piece of a dead world that had much the same defensive capabilities and he senses a connection? Or it could be as simple as enslaved agents are piece by piece revealing stuff to him and he's putting things together slowly. I'm not sure if it'd be possible for him to have thralls in The Authority's own staff, would it?
Edited Date: 2016-12-18 04:42 am (UTC)


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