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March (2019)- "Rip the Umbrella" Superdraft

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Welcome to the Rip the Umbrella superdraft, so named as we will be ripping off the Umbrella Academy (Both a comic book and Netflix show) with serial numbers filed and niches filled by personal choices. 

 

For those of you not acquainted... the barebones of the premise we are stealing from is this:

Years ago, on the same day, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of these infants are adopted by a well to do individuals, who trains them as they grow to save the world. 

You will decide who their benefactor/mentor/parent was, and fill the roster of the adopted siblings. Since this is a 'unified origin' situation for the most part, no matter what their canon , in this story line each character has their powers develop at a young age (With the possible exception of one but more on that later). So if you pick a character who got powers from gamma rays or a radioactive spider..nah, at least some of their powers were innate at the start. This isn't to say they can't have reasons for more tools or goodies later. We want this to be fun and you never know when your dad  stand in might give you the arms of a Martian Gorilla to save your life..or something.

 

So the picks are

 

The Starting Point: Notice I don't say location, though that is part of it.  Starting point requires you to pick the date your characters were born, the date they reunite for this'adventure'  so you know what age they'll all be (assuming typical aging).  This means one person might have their draft occur with all teenage punks, while another has 30 year old adults or whatever.

 

The Parent: (1..ish)  This is the lady or gent who adopted the 7 kids in the first place.  The only requirement really is he or she (or it?) be well to do and have the resources to raise all these kids and train them in powers while not necessarily having  The parent may or may not have been a nice person, allowing you to plant seeds of dysfunction if that's how you want to go. The Parent may or may not be dead if you like when you have the Reunion. I thought at first of making it mandatory but why limit you? . This is your first pick and all times and the location at once.

 

Adopted Siblings (7 picks) - Notice I don't say Heroes... anti-heroes or even borderline villains are allowed. They were raised together, trained together, but that doesn't mean the training took or that all went well when it came to morality. They don't have to like each other, and if you so choose, they're not united at all. But they'll have some common enemies. You can draft from any officially published  movie, comic book,  tv show or novel but  6 of them have to have some superhuman ability. Remember, the unified origin means at least some of those powers must be innate.

 

Hunters (2 Picks):  These two have been sent to make sure the family is not a threat to the grand plan.  They may have powers, may have bad ass normals with gear. Whatever.

 

The Organization (1 Pick): Be it a cult, an evil company, aliens or what not, these are the guys who stand to gain from the Apocalypse occurring. Maybe they're the cause. Maybe just the beneficiaries.  They can provide gear, goods, and less skilled goons to aid the hunters.

 

Protagonist Support: (1 Pick)  Be it a nanny, a butler, a contact,   love interest , etc, Protagonist support may or may not be tied to the family but they're tired to at least one of the protagonists.  I'm undecided on a power level limit, but think 'less powerful' than any one of the siblings.

 

Apocalypse itself (1) This is just what form the apocalypse will take. Plague, A war set off, opening a hellmouth? Now you may ask "isn't this just flavor?" Well, nothing wrong with that, but it also assumes the materials needed to make it happen. If you choose nuclear war, then you probably have at least one Nuke to set off  and so on.

 

Options (2)  - Pretty much anything you want to be. Extra hero, villain, someone in between. 

 

At the end of your picks, I need a name or title... and at least one musical song/piece that capture the feel you want. . Nothing keeping you from assigning a whole musical sound track if you want 

 

We begin on  March 4. Five PM  US EST. We will go through weekends since that's a lOT of picks

 

And I think I've probably confused everyone even me but we'll work it out

 

 

Important note: Parent, Sibling, Hunter , Support and organization picks are exclusive

 

 

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Reserved for the rosters

 

The Starting Point:

The Parent: 

 

Adopted Sibling #1:

Adopted Sibling #2:

Adopted Sibling #3:

Adopted Sibling #4

Adopted Sibling #5

Adopted Sibling #6

Adopted Sibling #7

Hunter One:

Hunter Two:

The Organization:

Protagonist Support:

Apocalypse itself:

Option 1:

Option 2:

 

Bazza

Title: The Council of Marvel

The Starting Point:

Birth date: March 4th, 2001

Reunion date: March 4th, 2019

 Location: Sydney, Australia. 

The Parent:  Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Kamala Khan

Adopted Sibling #2: Mary Marvel

Adopted Sibling #3: Donna Troy

Adopted Sibling #4 M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse.

Adopted Sibling #5:  Big Barda / Barda Free

Adopted Sibling #6: Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn

Adopted Sibling #7 Sue Storm

Hunter One: Granny Goodness

Hunter Two: Black Adam

The Organization: SHIELD

Protagonist Support: Shazam the Wizard.

Apocalypse itself: The destruction of the Rock of Eternity

Option 1: The Rock of Eternity

Option 2: Phyla-Vell

SOUNDTRACK

 

Beyond Morgia: The Labyrinths of Klimster (Remastered)

Adrift in Ether

 

 

Cancer

TItle: Of Mice and Mendacity

Birth date: 30 April 1945

Reunion date: 13 August 1961 (16 years, 4 months, 13 days later)

Location: Berlin, Germany

The Parent: Professor Ludwig Von Drake

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Mighty Mouse

Adopted Sibling #2: Speedy Gonzalez 

Adopted Sibling #3: Atomic Mouse

Adopted Sibling #4 The Brain

Sibling 5: Rocket J Squirrel

Sibling 6: Harvey

Sibling 7: Tippy-Toe

 

Hunter One: Greebo (from Discworld)

Hunter Two: Rat on a Stick vendors worldwide

The Organization: The Galactic Civil Service, who manifest on Earth in the form of the Vogons. Amending Douglas Adams's source material for our story, it seems that the Galaxy has added some annoying bits to the Galactic Code so that you cannot destroy a planet while any life remains on it. So the Vogon Constructor Fleet must, as a prerequisite for destroying Earth to make way for the bypass, ascertain that there is no life here, and the easiest way to do that is to kill it all. Rodents being the most numerous type of the dominant biological class on Earth, turning all the rodents into brain-controlled zombie killing machines seems like a way of making that happen while allowing the Vogons to have plausible deniability with respect to the extirpation.

 

Protagonist Support: Mr. Ping (From Kungfu Panda)

Apocalypse itself: Remote gene control turns all rodents ... including the Siblings, it seems ... into zombie hunt-everything killers

Option 1: Squirrel Girl

Option 2: Bronze Rat

THEME MUSIC: Back Into Hell from Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell II. (More music will be selected.)

  • Eye of the Zombie, title cut from an album by John Fogerty
  • Brain Damage, from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
  • Animal Rights from deadmau5's 4×4=12 disk, completing the utter ambiguity of who the good guys and bad guys are (and what role Squirrel Girl plays) in this movie/comic/story/whatever, and

    * Prince of Darkness from the Indigo Girls' eponymous album, which again leads into the theme of combating monstrous evil which manifests in a billion broken fragments of misery but leaves no clear target of an enemy to strike at

    

 

Csyphrett

TITLE: When the  Bough Breaks

The Starting Point: Smallville Kansas, 

1986 is the birth date. The reunion date is 2016

The Parent:  Clark Kent, Superman

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Kon-El, Superboy

Adopted Sibling #2: Validus

Adopted Sibling #3: Karen Starr (aka powergirl)

Adopted Sibling #4: Mon-El

Adopted Sibling #5: Kevin Green (aka PRIME)

Adopted Sibling #6: Jo Nah (aka Ultraboy)

Adopted Sibling #7 Cassie Sandmark

Hunter One: Agent K

Hunter Two: Agent J

The Organization: Legion of Super Villains

Protagonist Support: Rick Dicker

Apocalypse itself: Time Travel troubles , Validus from baby to rampage

Option 1: Fatal Five

Option 2: Rond Vidar

 

Death Tribble

TITLE: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

The Starting Point: Birthdate 1990

Reunion Now

The Parent: Lex Luthor

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Nightwing aka Dick Grayson (Unpowered spot taken)

Adopted Sibling #2: Kara Danvers

Adopted Sibling #3: Roy Harper (who generates Arrows)

Adopted Sibling #4: Wally West

Adopted Sibling #5: Kyle Rayner (He don't need no ring)

Adopted Sibling #6: Laurel Lance

Adopted Sibling #7 Orion

Hunter One:  Parademons

Hunter Two: Steppenwolf

The Organization: Darkseid

Protagonist Support: Dr. Doom

Apocalypse itself: Darkseid closes the world to the source, destroying it

Option 1: The Tesseract 

Option 2:

Music 'It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)' by REM

 

Enforcer

The Starting Point:

Birthdate: 2/21/1977

Reunion Date: 08/17/1996

Location:  Santa Clara, California 

Parent: Lottery Winner, Inventor,  and amateur Avengers Villain, Fabian Stankowicz

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Meagan Puceanu

Adopted Sibling #2: Doug Ramsey

Adopted Sibling #3:  Kahina Eskandari

Adopted Sibling #4 Maya Lopez 

Adopted Sibling #5 : Piotr Nickolaievitch Rasputin

Adopted Sibling #6 Llywelyn Lambert (name given by Enforcer) aka Scattermane

Adopted Sibling #7: Hisako Ichiki (Armor)

Hunter One:

Hunter Two:

The Organization:

Protagonist Support:

Apocalypse itself:

Option 1:

Option 2:

 

Logan

Title: Black Hole Fun

The Starting Point:

Birth date: Oct 31, 1971

Reunion date: July 4th, 1990

Location: Los Angeles Area

The Parent:  The Chief (Dr. Niles Caulder)

 

Adopted Sibling #1:  Kitty Pryde

Adopted Sibling #2:  Tenzil Kem (Matter Eater Lad)

Adopted Sibling #3: Matt Murdock

Adopted Sibling #4: Jamie Madrox

Adopted Sibling #5: Robbie Baldwin (aka Speedball)

Adopted Sibling #6: Helen Parr

Adopted Sibling #7 Theresa Cassidy

Hunter One: Deadshot

Hunter Two: Catman

The Organization: Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M)

Protagonist Support: Barbara Gordon

Apocalypse itself: In the late 80s, AIM was building it's own super-collider in the desert outside Las Vegas. Their goal was the mass acquisition of anti-matter. Their result was actually a black hole! 

Option 1: Giganta

Option 2: Otto Octavius

SOUNDTRACK

Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden

Big Girls Don't Cry by the Four Seasons

End of the world (Great Big Sea version)

 

Old Man

TITLE (s): Cthulhu, Interrupted  or  Fighting Madness With Madness

The Starting Point:

Birthdate: August 24, 1968

Reunion Date: Christmas Eve, 1985

Location: Eastland Boarding School for Girls (and Edna's Edibles)

The Parent: Edna Garret

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Anne Marie LeBeau (Aka Rogue)

Adopted Sibling #2: Jessica Jones

Adopted Sibling #3: Rachel Roth aka Raven

Adopted Sibling #4: Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch

Adopted Sibling #5: Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy

Adopted Sibling #6: Selina Kyle aka Catwoman

Adopted Sibling #7 Jean Grey aka Dark Phoenix

Hunter One: Prof. Hugo Strange

Hunter Two: The Joker

The Organization: The Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane

Protagonist Support: Tyler Durden

Apocalypse itself: Cthulhu Awakens, The Outer Gods Return, And The Earth Dies Screaming In Madness

Option 1: Gremlins

Option 2: Shoggoths

SOUNDTRACK

People are strange by the Doors

Insane in the Brain by Cypress HIlls

Suicidal Tendencies--Institutionalized

 

Pariah

Title: Vengeance by the Light of the Silvery Moon

The Starting Point: 

Birth date: March 4th, 2001

Reunion date: March 4th, 2019

Location: New York City

The Parent: Parent: Marc Spector (deceased)

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Imra Ardeen (in another life, saturn girl)

Adopted Sibling #2: Courtney Whitmore

Adopted Sibling #3: Richard Rider

Adopted Sibling #4: Kevin Conner 

Adopted Sibling #5: Lunella Lafayette (Who in this version turns INTO the  dinosaur)

Adopted Sibling #6: Roberto Da Costa 

Adopted Sibling #7: Thaddeus Bach (in another world, Space Ghost)

Hunter One: Luciphage Starbreaker

Hunter Two: Proxima Midnight

The Organization: The Cult of the Dragon of the Moon

Protagonist Support: Maria Hill

Apocalypse itself: The Moon is in danger!

Option 1: Knonshu, Egyptian God of the Moon

Option 2: Heather Douglas

THEME MUSIC

Introductory music: Clair de Lune as interpreted by Isao Tomita

Bad Moon Rising, by Credence Clearwater Revival

 

Psybolt

Title: The Cold Sting

Starting Point:  January 31, 1936

Reunion:  August 24, 1954

Location: Washington, D.C.

 

Parent:  Britt Reid (The Green Hornet)

 

Adopted Sibling #1: Tandy Bowen

Adopted Sibling #2: Nico Minoru 

Adopted Sibling #3: Xi'an Coy Manh

Adopted Sibling #4:  Colleen Wing

Adopted Sibling #5:  Alice Warner (Meet the Skrulls)

Adopted Sibling #6: Tinya Wazzo (Phantom Girl)

Adopted Sibling #7 : Callisto

Hunter One: Taskmaster

Hunter Two: Deathstroke

The Organization: SCORPIA (Alex Rider)

Protagonist Support: Mary Poppins

Apocalypse itself: Nuclear War

Option 1: Kato

Option 2: Secret Head of SCORPIA:  Cigarette Smoking Man (X-FIles)

Soundtrack

Cold, Cold Heart by Tony Bennet

That Old Black Magic by Frank Sinatra 

Wonderful Wonderful by Johny Mathias

Shake, Rattle, and Roll by Billy Haley and the Comets

World is Waiting for the Sunrise

 

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I see you took my subtle copy editing note. :D

 

I'll just delete what was here, because when I think about it, it's not a bad pick. I don't want anyone to think it's taken later. (I'm not in, btw, so anyone who saw that and is inspired, have at it.)

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31 minutes ago, Pariah said:

To be clear: On Monday, we are selecting both the Starting Point (Birthdate, Reunion Date, and maybe Location) and the Parent.

 

Yes?

 

You know. That was something of a rushed job on my part...but yeah, let's stick with that. 

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13 hours ago, Pattern Ghost said:

I see you took my subtle copy editing note. :D

 

I'll just delete what was here, because when I think about it, it's not a bad pick. I don't want anyone to think it's taken later. (I'm not in, btw, so anyone who saw that and is inspired, have at it.)

 

What if I tell you there's CAKE!

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Bazza said:

 

So Tuesday then...? 

 

Are you mocking me, sir? 

 

Because my wrath is...well sad, really. I have weak wrath.

 

"We begin on  March 4. Five PM  US EST. We will go through weekends since that's a lot of picks"

 

Later is okay too and late comers are welcome.

 

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No mocking. Just stating a fact. For humourousness. 

 

The start date is monday or later. That will likely be Tuesday here. Tuesday is after Monday. Both events occur simultaneously. Australia is the Twilight (Time) Zone. 

 

If I wanted to mock, I'd suggest that on Wed at 6:30 pm ACST I'll be in a cinema watching Captain Marvel. ;) 

 

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Question: how exclusive are settings?  Is it possible (after Pariah's pick) to pick New York City as a place, provided the timespan doesn't overlap with other picks?  And if time intervals overlap, is that ok as long as the locations are otherwise different?

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8 minutes ago, Cancer said:

Question: how exclusive are settings?  Is it possible (after Pariah's pick) to pick New York City as a place, provided the timespan doesn't overlap with other picks?  And if time intervals overlap, is that ok as long as the locations are otherwise different?

You know what, as long as it isn't the exact same years AND location? It's okay if they overlap a little or are at the same location. I don't want to discourage folks, and since  everyone will have their own apocalypse, it only makes sense these might be on separate worlds or at least timelines anyway.

 

So go for it :)

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