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Urban Fantasy Dream Team -- The League of Extraordinary Monster Hunters

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Anita Blake(AKA The Executioner)- Necromancer, Human Partner to a Master of the City. Has Vampiric like powers of her own. Even without powers she can run with the big boys when it comes to Guns and Tactics.

Edward- AKA Death. Human monster hunter in the Anitaverse. The one human that all of the vampires fear.

Harry Dresden- One of the most powerful mages in his world. Now also the Knight of Winter so he has Cold Faerie Powers.

Anna and Charles Cornick. Charles is the guy that the King of Werewolves sends to kill insane werewolves. His Wife Anna can soothe any Werewolf.

Authors of above characters.
Laurel K Hamilton -Anita Blake and Edward (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series)
Harry Dresden - Jim Butcher (Harry Dresden Series)

Anna and Charles Cornick - Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega Series)

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Tasha, thanks. I hadn't heard of he Cornicks.

 

Other characters I'm considering are:

Nick Burkhardt (Grimm)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alice (Resident Evil)

Owen Pitt (Monster Hunter International)

Constantine

The Lost Girl

The Bride (Kill Bill)

Jack Burton

Wendy Watson aka Dubby (The Middleman)

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You're worried about a gun-toting she-vampire when you posited the "never can die, slays demons and angels before breakfast" Winchester boys? You funny. :D

 

How big is this team? Four, six, Legion of Supernatural Heroes?

 

My pics from the Dresdenverse: Harry Dresden, Karin Murphy and "Grasshopper". ( Had a lot more options, but condensed to this list.)

 

The aforementioned Winchester boys. Maybe even Castiel in his full-on Angel of the Lord stage (before angels got nerfed).

 

Faith, Willow, and Xander from Buffy. (Buffy herself whines too much about relationships.)

 

Wesley and Gunn from Angel. (Angel himself whines too much about Buffy.)

 

The Witnesses (Abby and Ichabod) from Sleepy Hollow. (Love the way they interact,)

 

I'll leave it at that dirty (bakers') dozen.

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Can't do "all-star urban fantasy" without the Winchester brothers from the Supernatural television series.

 

You might also consider Selene from the Underworld films. She might be too high-powered, unless you intend to include Hellboy.

If I can have Anita (I killed the Mother of all Vampires) Blake, you can have Selene. :D  Anita is a Mary Sue of the Superman degree

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Can't do "all-star urban fantasy" without the Winchester brothers from the Supernatural television series.

 

You might also consider Selene from the Underworld films. She might be too high-powered, unless you intend to include Hellboy.

 

 

You're worried about a gun-toting she-vampire when you posited the "never can die, slays demons and angels before breakfast" Winchester boys? You funny. :D

 

 

If there was ever an example of "writer's fiat," it's the Winchesters. Not to take anything away from the brothers as characters, but they've gotten repeated massive help and ridiculously lucky breaks to keep punching so far above their weight class. I would hope Dave Mattingly would use them more reasonably.

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If there was ever an example of "writer's fiat," it's the Winchesters. Not to take anything away from the brothers as characters, but they've gotten repeated massive help and ridiculously lucky breaks to keep punching so far above their weight class. I would hope Dave Mattingly would use them more reasonably.

 

I'm not arguing a bit.  Still, even before it went crazy angel-demon wars on us, the Winchesters were doing some pretty heavy things with "standard" ghosts and ghoulies.

 

The angel-demon wars stuff was insane and yet somehow still entertaining.

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Thanks for the suggestions, all.

 

Kahuna's Bro, I had never watched Monster Force. I'll see what I can dig up, in terms of episodes.

 

Lord Liaden, Selene from Underworld is one of the options I'm considering. I want to make sure there are enough female character choices.

 

Nolgroth, for team size, I'd like at least six, preferably closer to a dozen so that there'll be plenty of options.

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Not exactly pop-culture icon here, but Barbara Everette and Janae from Princess of Wands and Queen of Wands by John Ringo.

 

Barb's a soccer-mom-a-saurus imbued with power by the Christian God to kill demons and kick ass in His Name.

 

Janae is a stripper, a professional escort, and high-priestess of Freya.

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Von Helsing

Victor Frankenstein

Sherlock Holmes

 

Dutch (Predator)

Ripley (Alien)

Sarah Connor (Terminator)

Robocop

 

Vincent Price

Boris Karloff

Bela Lugosi

[edit]: Elvira

 

Scooby Doo

Gilligan

Robby the Robot (Lost In Space)

Uncle Martin (My Favorite Martian)

Maxwell Smart (Get Smart)

 

Beetle Juice

Gizmo (Gremlins)

ALF

Mork (& Mindy)
 

Mecha Godzilla

Mulder & Scully (X-Files)

Doctor Who?

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I would love to see people's write-ups of Jack Burton -- his own real ability is when he says "It's all in the reflexes."  And I guess the ability to think he is the main character of the story when he is actually a sidekick.

 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is also interesting because it was originally written by W. D. Richter to be a western.

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I would love to see people's write-ups of Jack Burton -- his own real ability is when he says "It's all in the reflexes."  And I guess the ability to think he is the main character of the story when he is actually a sidekick.

 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is also interesting because it was originally written by W. D. Richter to be a western.

 

"GAMING IN THE WORLD OF BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA"

 

[LINK]: http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsmovie/btilc/btilcintro.html

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Atomic Robo Telsa (yes, that's his real name...)

Planetary (supernatural weirdness is still weirness to be investigated)

Allucard (take your pick of which one)

Bryan Mills (from the Taken movies-vampires have kidnapped his granddaughter in a form of a bizzare wish to commit suicide...)

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I would love to see people's write-ups of Jack Burton -- his own real ability is when he says "It's all in the reflexes."  And I guess the ability to think he is the main character of the story when he is actually a sidekick.

 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is also interesting because it was originally written by W. D. Richter to be a western.

From Surbrook's Stuff:

http://www.devermore.net/surbrook/adaptationsmovie/btilc/jackburton.html

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes18	STR	8	13-	Lift 303.1 kg; 3 1/2d6 HTH Damage [4]15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  520	CON	20	13-12	BODY	4	11-13	INT	3	12-	PER Roll 12-13	EGO	6	12-	ECV:  413	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 1/2d614	COM	2	12-8	PD	4		Total:  8 PD (0 rPD)6	ED	2		Total:  6 ED (0 rED)3	SPD	5		Phases:  4, 8, 128	REC	040	END	031	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  72Movement:	Running:	6"/12"		Leaping:	3"/6"		Swimming:	2"/4"Cost	Powers & Skills2	"He Showed Great Courage":  +5 PRE; Only Defend Against Presence Attacks (-1)35	"It's All In The Reflexes":  Missile Deflection (Thrown Objects), Missile Reflection, Reflect At 	Any Target15	The Luck Of Heroes:  Luck 3d6	Perks0	"The Porkchop Express":  Vehicle	Skills10	"It's All In the Reflexes":  +5 with Missile Deflection3	AK: Pacific Coast 12-3	CK: San Francisco 12-3	Combat Driving 12-1	Disguise 8-2	Gambling (Mahjongg) 12-2	Language:  CB Lingo (fluent conversation)0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)3	Mechanics 12-3	Oratory 12-1	Persuasion 8-2	PS: Truck Driver 11-2	TF:  Common Motorized Ground Vehicles4	WF:  Small Arms, Blades, Thrown Knives, Axes, and DartsTotal Powers & Skill Cost:  91Total Cost:  16375+	Disadvantages15	DNPC:  Truck, the "Pork Chop Express" 11- (Normal)0	Normal Characteristic Maxima15	Psychological Limitation:   "Everyman Hero" Mentality (Common, Strong)15	Psychological Limitation:  Overconfident; "Tough Guy" Mentality, A Legend In His Own Mind (Common, 	Strong)5	Psychological Limitation:  Protective Of His Truck (Uncommon, Moderate)10	Unluck: 2d628	Experience PointsTotal Disadvantage Points:  163[/quote]

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