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#21 Cantriped

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

That would be the most extreme form of the Complication. I see attitudes towards violence and killing as existing on a continuum:

  • Code vs Killing: The character will take steps to avoid killing, even when the situation would would warrant it.
  • No Complication: The character will take a, "good shoot" if he has to, but tries to avoid the situation if possible. (Good cops and soldiers are here.)
  • Casual Killer: The character is looking to take somebody out. They may have a list of targets they consider acceptable (minority groups, terrorists, criminals, etc), or restrict themselves to situations where they think they can get away with it. A bad cop might have this at (Common, Moderate). He's more interested in shooting criminals than arresting them, but he realizes that he has to make it look reasonable.

I generally agree with your principle here, though I disagree with the specificities. Some of those qualifiers would reduce the commonality or strength of the complication significantly. The standard form of Casual Killer​ from ​Dark Champions 5th Edition ​is listed as Very Common, Strong.



#22 Hyper-Man

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

While not explicit in the movie it seemed to be implied that the father and brothers had ties/training from the IRA and getting away from that cycle of ideological violence was why the brothers were in the USA.

 

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#23 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:38 AM

I'd say definitely their father, but I never got the impression the kids were trained or involved in anything except fist fights and generally being Southies.


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#24 IndianaJoe3

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

I generally agree with your principle here, though I disagree with the specificities. Some of those qualifiers would reduce the commonality or strength of the complication significantly. The standard form of Casual Killer​ from ​Dark Champions 5th Edition ​is listed as Very Common, Strong.

 

The default Code vs Killing is (Common, Total), but I've seen (and used) other versions. It's treated as an example. The default for Casual Killer is likewise an example.



#25 Hyper-Man

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:12 PM

I'd say definitely their father, but I never got the impression the kids were trained or involved in anything except fist fights and generally being Southies.

 

I was going by their many Latin tattoos and their multiple language skills.

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

I'll hack them into some sort of monster hunters for purposes multi-genre playing and general bad-assery. They're GIFTED with the holy spirit in this hack, in their quest to rid the world of unholy entities.


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"Define 'scientific catastrophe'".

 

"In this case? Delphi agents and a volcano."

 

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