|02-12-2009, 05:18 PM||#11|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Regarding what the character should be, that's your call as he is your character. The reason I said anything was that the character you created was neither likable (i.e. Han Solo) nor bad enough (i.e. Darth Vader) to be interesting. He wasn't even seriously dangerous (ie. the way Boba Fett is supposed to be). He hurt someone with a car which puts him at the Ted Kennedy and Laura Bush level of dangerousness (since they both killed people accidentally with cars).
If you are trying to fit your new character in an established universe, take a look at the larger story and try to fit him so he enhances the dynamic. It's like creating a new superhero or villain to fit in a Batman story. The new character should not eclipse everyone around him and become the focus of the story. -Stories have character wheels where characters are supposed to push other characters. Ideally, the characters play off one another creating and resolving obstacles.
If you want to make your character someone who tries to work with Cobra, do it. If you think he should be an aspiring Dreadnok, i.e. a "Prospect" for a motorcycle club, you can make use of the abused recruit dynamic. If you want to make Cobra leery of the kid, write it so that Cobra manipulates his dedication and exploits the kid in a way that they can always burn him / leave him behind if they need to do so. Highlight his total commitment and their ambivalence. Think of a kid with a crush on a girl who is not interested in him romantically but needs something (i.e. cash, drugs, concert tickets, etc.) the kid can get.
Don't focus on the gun thing. It's fine if he has a preference but Joes and Cobras all seem to have some familiarization with multiple types of weapons so he should be able to make use of any decent quality firearm. -The arguments you see on gun forums about best, worst, or whatever are typically from Chairborne Rangers and Keyboard Commandos. Some firearms have better designs or better execution than others, but nothing is perfect and each one can fail. Again, when a firearm fails and what the character does is more of a story idea than a file card character concept.
The interesting thing with firearms or new firearm designs is how they advance the basic concept. For example, the interesting thing with the FS2000/F2000 is taking some of the internals of the Steyr AUG and adding forward ejection. This eliminated the one major complaint with Bullpup rifle design, i.e. that left handed / left eye dominant shooters could not use bullpups that ejected spent brass to the right. No one likes hot brass in the face and ear. Whether the design will prove to be as robust as an AK is something that is going take millions of copies in the hands of some of this world's most backward people over a 60 year period. That said, focusing on this type of material is not compelling action or drama.
|02-12-2009, 05:25 PM||#12|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Site B
I'm just glad Von B didn't go to high school with me. The kid needs a pamphlet.
|02-12-2009, 05:27 PM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Also, what makes this guy so different from all the other pyschopaths that try and join Cobra?
All characters have a "hook" that makes them different/stand out from others.
What's this guys hook?
|02-12-2009, 09:27 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West by God and the AK47 Virginia
Thank you for your most observant input.
|02-12-2009, 09:32 PM||#15|
Join Date: Feb 2009
|09-19-2010, 11:22 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: sw baoy ave 451
i would like to create a gi joe character
|01-10-2011, 05:03 PM||#17|
like a boss
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Zealand
^Then do it.
|01-10-2011, 05:12 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Just use these random generators I saw...
G.I. Joe New Character Generator - Abulafia Random Generators
G.I. Joe Filecard Generator - Abulafia Random Generators
|01-10-2011, 05:47 PM||#19|
like a boss
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Zealand
Weight: 80kg-(176 lbs).
Uniform: Green T-shirt with a black Non-Ballistic Plate Carrier Vest, Heavyweight NOMEX Balaclava, With Blackhawk Lightweight Tactical Pants, Combat boots.
Primary weapon: G363.
Secondary weapon: desert eagle.
Kiwi is a New Zealand born British SAS trained soldier. After his second tour in Afghanistan General Hawk offered him a place in G.I. Joe. Kiwi is an expert maskman. He has been on hundreds of night raids that any other soldier would have been killed.
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|01-23-2011, 05:14 PM||#20|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: fort worth, texas
Name: Heath Marshall. Codename:WolfFangs
Place of origin: unknown
Race:mixed of white and mexican.
Specialty:good at everything!?!!! yes he is. he's a regular wolf.
eye color:grey(on left),red(on right) Haircolor: black
uniform: ON SUNDAY AND SATURDAY MILITARY UNIFORM. MON.-FRI. WHITE T-SHIRT AND CAMOE PANTS.
WEAPON OF CHOICE: M230-A2 AUTOMATIC CANNON CHAIN GUN
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