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PLAYER
YOUR NAME: Sarah
18+?: Yep
CONTACT: [plurk.com profile] hypothetical
CHARACTERS IN GAME: None

CHARACTER: CANON SECTION
NAME: Mako
AGE: 22
CANON: Legend of Korra

CANON HISTORY: Voila!
CANON PERSONALITY:Mako considers himself older than his 22 years would imply. Since he was a a kid, he's been derisively referring to other kids as kids. So, really, he's 22 going on 35? But this wasn't without reason: he's been taking care of himself and his brother since he was eight, when a firebender killed his parents. It's only recently that he's been able to move past focusing on survival and start investigating what he likes... which is investigations. After all, he's a fast rising star in Republic City's police force.

Mako is serious, at least on the surface, compared to his brother's goofiness, and he prefers to be the one in charge of decisions for what their little family does. He doesn't really take most of Bolin's suggestions seriously, even when they might be helpful. Bolin has no problem wearing his heart and emotions on his sleeve, while Mako is much more guarded, and very rarely does he lose control of his emotions.

He's distant and cold to others when he first meets them because he really doesn't care much about how much of a first impression he makes. Sure, he can smile and wink for the camera when necessary, but that really isn't his default mode when making friends. In fact, Mako tends to focus on cold calculations most of the time. It's evident in his trademark 'cool under fire' fighting style, and he's mused aloud on which would be better, going for Korra versus Asami as a girlfriend. You know. Back before he burned both those romantic bridges and friendzoned himself because of his indecision.

His cold calculations ALSO tend to forget to factor his own feelings into the equation. Once he gets close to someone, he will defend them and go out of his way for them, to an almost menacing degree. He did this with Korra once he got to know her, and with Asami while defending her father from the accusations of being an Equalist. However, he acts completely clueless about the difference in his behavior towards Korra after the first time her life is seriously in danger when Asami presses him, instead of thinking about what she's saying. He prefers to put the conversation off for another day, because he's not the most in touch with his feelings.

But heaven help you if you mess with one of his people. The few times that he does lose his temper, are usually focused on either being confused about how love works, or because someone he cares about is threatened.

So, even though Mako considers himself the head of the household, he's still prone to ridiculousness himself. His entire introduction to Asami was him getting hit with a motorbike, and then forgetting to be completely mad at her while she sweet talked him into a date. He makes excuses for doing things he considers childish, and hides behind his role as a police officer to get out of certain things. And he's still prone to petty fighting, occasionally with Bolin, and definitely with Asami while they were on the rocks. But it's more readily apparent with Bolin, as they are brothers and know each other way too well. Oh, did I mention he gives bad love advice to his brother? And makes some of the greatest facial telegraphs at his brother? Quite in contrast from his serious persona.

He used to be very attached to his Dad's scarf, his last memento he had of his parents. After all, while he is cold and guarded, he still had to watch his parents be brutally murdered when he was only a kid, and did take on the full responsibility for taking care of his brother. His childhood is more than reasonably stunted. But along the way, he and his brother found his father's family in Ba Sing Se. He had grown up enough to know that his grandmother needed the memory more than he did.

Mako has also grown up, and after achieving stability in his own life and constantly being around Korra, he's learned to put the greater good ahead of his own survival. When he was a kid, he considered the people stupid enough to fall for his and Bolin's cons deserving of what they got. But as an adult, he realized if he didn't find a way to destabilize Kuvira's mech, he would lose his friends, potentially his family, and definitely the city that he loved. He used his lightning bending to cause the powering mechanism to blow up-- not planning on how he was going to get out of there and survive, which was a major change in how he'd grown up since befriending Korra.

And, as a final word, Mako has the capability to make absolutely terrible puns. "Looks like you had some car trouble" indeed. Of all the suave things to say.
SKILLS/ABILITIES:Mako is a firebender, and a talented pro-bender. His probending style is similar to that of a boxer's, he keeps his arms in close to his sides, fists defensive of his face, and focuses on short, concentrated jabs at his opponents. He also can firebend without explicitly making firebending motions, aka the breath of fire ability. He and has brother tag team an officer with their respective abilities once.

He is also able to lightning bend, as well as redirect lightning. He shows the capability while one of the mecha tanks is shocking him, and he redirects the shock towards the mecha, frying its systems and knocking out the Equalist inside of it.

Mako is also the only person to show the strength of mind to defeat Amon's bloodbending long enough to shock him. It's only temporary, and he gets caught again later, but his cool under fire style does have some other advantages.

Besides that, Mako is extremely flexible and athletic-- he shows now problem lifting his brother over his shoulder, though his brother is definitely larger than him. And he's definitely had to pull some crazy moves to dodge some of the attacks thrown at him in pro-bending.

ALSO, he's crazy good at driving a motorcycle, and really excels at solving mysteries and puzzles. This fast thinking is part of what made him a good detective, and a good body guard during his short stint...

CHARACTER: AU SECTION
AU NAME: Mako Lou
AU AGE: 22
PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES: No scar on his right arm

AU HISTORY: Mako was part of a normal family in Recollé. He lived with his brother and his parents in a nice suburban area of the city. However, that changed when he and his parents went out to the theater, leaving his brother behind with the babysitter. After the show and on their way back to their car, they were held at gunpoint by a mugger. He killed Mako's parents and upended the life that he had known up to that point.

Because they had no living family in the country, Mako and his brother were immediately tossed into the foster care system, where they had to deal with standoffish families that weren't used to dealing with first generation immigrant children. Mako and his brother were used to speaking Chinese at home with their parents, but went to having to speak English all the time... except with themselves.

When Mako aged out of foster care, he took responsibility for his brother and focused on getting him to college. Something he... wasn't quite so successful at, himself. He considers it a point of accomplishment that his little brother is about to start his first semester at a college out of state. Mako had hoped to get a sports scholarship for college-- considering he was one of the best soccer players on his high school team, but aging out had meant giving up focusing on sports and college. He tried a few night classes, but they were only mildly successful.

During that time, Mako decided to go into the police force. In part, because the pay was above minimum wage, and in part because he felt it was the best use of his skills. He was getting bored doing customer service-- and he wasn't really a great fit for it. His personality could be too caustic... And he was bad at the necessary flirting for tips. Go figure.

That brings us to where we are today-- with Mako eying possibly exploring his creative side by writing jokes while he's waiting for people to drive past him speeding.

Sometimes the days on the police force are boring, okay. And Mako, in Recollé, had far more access to PTSD counseling than he did in canon.
AU PERSONALITY: Like in canon, Mako was angry at his parents deaths. But state mandated counseling at least gave him the barest of tools to deal with it—though how effective they were is up for debate. I wouldn’t say that he’s as stable as he is in canon. He doesn’t have an overall influence in his life for compassion and justice like he did in canon with Korra. In fact, his decision to go into the police, outside of economics, is partially driven by a desire to hopefully get answers for his parents. It’s a selfish motivation, instead of the start of a selfless way of viewing the world.

Indeed, Mako is still bitter due to the failures of the system. His family being off hands, with the exception of his brother, and forcing him to cut short his goals of getting a sports scholarship and going to college and hopefully permanently getting out of what he considers, to put it lightly, a really bad situation, has left him with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder.

He tries to channel that towards humor where he can… And he’s sometimes willing to share those jokes with others, which is a little bit of a difference from canon. Mako’s only claim to fame was being a sports star, not trying to be a stand-up comedian. But, he does keep the workaholic side of him ready. In fact, it’s his constant commitment to his work that makes it harder for him to focus exclusively on going to school, which would get him to the detective force faster.

So, all in all, he’s at this weird, angry point in his life. He knows he should care about a greater good, but he can’t see what’s in it for him. He lacks the role models that would be able to help him see past that, and while he can at least cope with humor in a way he couldn’t in canon, he still is closer to his canon teenager self, than his post-canon self. This is not a man who would give his grandma his only memento of his father, for instance, even if he could find her.

Outside of trying to write comedy sketches, Mako likes to people watch. If he has time to grab a cup of coffee and walk along town, he’ll take the opportunity. He’s frugal with his style, so this is a rare occasion at best, but still. It helps him think, and gives him fuel for his stand-up routine.

His other favorite thing to do is work on boxing. He’s made friends with one of the owners of a gym he used to work at—so he still gets the employee discount. That’s the other place he can be found… especially since staying fit for the force is important. It’s been his only outlet since he left high school sports.
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Mako Lou
Uh... Hi. Just joined the police force. Um, I guess, leave a message if you want to connect.


VOICE | TEXT | VIDEO | ACTION




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VOICEMAIL

"This is Mako... I guess, if you need me, just leave a message. I'll get it when I can."

Leave a comment to catch him outside of Network posts or Logs.
browbeater: That's going to get messy. (Huh. It's raining men.)
These are notes that Mako has taken since he arrived in Haven. They are in Mandarin Chinese.

Day 1: Met Joel, Tess, Riley, Manji, Wally, Raleigh, Ty Lee (from our world's past?), Zatanna, Wan, Conner, Mako (...), Katara...

Learned Aang is also here. Not sure how that works.

Time is different.

Yao Corp is in charge. No one is sure what they do, besides torture, threaten and intimidate. They'll hire people who have been kidnapped. No names on who works with them yet. Kite is in charge of experiments.

Water in the apartments isn't safe for drinking.

Can't write in the local area, but there is a library. You have to fight monsters to get there. There are special monsters as well.

C and I scars have something to do with a torture maze that just went down.

Day 2: Familiarized self with area. Figured out where tunnel to library was. Backed off due to monsters.

Discovered there's no real way to tell how many days have passed besides counting.

Day 4: Special monster named Pyramid head, doesn't stay dead for long, incredibly powerful, better to avoid. (Korra's advice)

Su Geming - Replaced by Kite. Status unknown.

Matilda - Yao Corp employee. Level unknown?

Junko, Hyobu, and Yomiel - Dangerous Yao Corp employees. Better to avoid.

Cecil, Kida, Xerxes, and Warren - Yao Corp employees, personality types mostly unknown. Apparently Korra likes Cecil... Might be worth asking him what access they get.

Monsters in tunnel are former kidnapped people. There weren't many.

Day 5: Started learning to use the phone.

Buttons seem pretty self explanatory. Audio and video functions only, need to learn names associated with pictures.

Day 13: Trip to Haven North. Storing log book there, due to writing issues in main area.

Day 14: Contacted Cecil. He's strange.

About an hour later, found out Cecil created a huge explosion.

Saw man from day 1 leading out three girls. Triplets? Probably not... Definitely not according to him.

Monsters in underground are easy to avoid... they look like spirals? Either way, easier to just go around and fight when you have to.

Probably nothing good.

Day 15: Talked to Zatanna. There's no official notice on what happened to Su Geming according to her, and no one knows exactly how many people work in the higher ups.

Matilda is a newcomer, apparently. Or maybe she just started taking an active interest in things. Going to dig more.

Day 16: Met with Cecil. Contract is in Chinese. Based off what I've seen in the library, I should be able to read it. It sounds like Chinese is what they call our language here. He advised me to not sign a contract-- it sounded like he was trying to dissuade me. Korra is probably right about him.

His advice: don't ask questions.

I'd like to see what's in that contract. What are they getting from these contract employees? And what are they giving them, besides random things they know they want? There must be something that motivates them...

Day 17: Wan was spinning today. I thought it was weird so I asked him if he was alright-- but eventually he took me to see some statues that he'd made and arranged in a spiral. He walked through them, following the pattern and... I think he might be obsessed with them? I can't place it.

When I followed the pattern, it felt strange. I've never really noticed spirals before back home, so I think they have some sort of weird effect. I'm going to ask someone about this.

I don't think it's normal that I want to draw them now.

(note: ripped out as of day 75)

Day 25: Talked to Cecil. Apparently Wan was suffering from the Spiral Madness (his words, not mine). It causes an obsession with spirals and the only surefire cure is death. I'm pretty sure I got it from following Wan's movements. Best hope is to not think about spirals as much as possible.

Day 75-78?: Still not sure why the phones went haywire, but we've been split into two groups for the past month. I saw some hints of what the others were doing on some 'extras' for these movers.

Was stuck in a jail, it's currently destroyed.

They started sacrificing people. Best description I can think of. I missed the first round of sacrifices, but they all involved being put into a room with a spiral. I watched one guy vomit out his insides in worms, another trio were turned into literal spirals via the ground raising.

Also got to experience it myself, and the spiral madness didn't help. We were

Afterwards, there were no bodies. I don't remember what it really felt like, but for others it was watching them vanish in a flash of light. I get the feeling the guy watching was Kite, but I never bothered to ask. He seemed especially interested in making sure everything happened the way it was supposed to.

After that, I lost track of time, so the date is my best guess. I also lost my memory of this place so didn't ask any of the questions I wanted to. And... one of the people in my group was turned into a snail person. It was like he merged with a snail spirit.

One of the inmates hatched an escape plan after it became clear they weren't going to feed us anymore. I'm not sure how he did it, but the guards all got sick, giving us an opening to get out.

We hit a barrier and managed to destroy it, where we finally met up with the other group. After that, it gets a little unclear to me due to the group splitting up.

Kite is dead, apparently.

Found a girl on the convenience store raid. She wanted us to stay with her forever, and she had a pet bird (crow?) that ate eyes. Fighting her didn't go according to plan, either. She looked like a little girl, but she was something else entirely. She had tentacles that came from nowhere, and the bird attacked us.

Don't mess with her.

Day 84-87: Found information on a thing called the philosopher's stone. It's some sort of... magic thing. (...) It was in the non-fiction section. It's supposed to absorb human souls to allow the user the ability to regenerate and live forever.

I wonder if that spiral sacrifice was related to that?

There's a lot less snails than before.

Day 92-95: First batch of new folks in awhile. Still haven't seen the people who drowned on the raid. Convenience stores aren't reacting to any of my firebending, but there's no Pyramid Head now.

Day 96-98: Learned more about the background of Haven. Wei Yao is the actual person in charge of Yao Corp, and a lot of what happens is assumed to be related to his daughter, Beth Yao. People have heard of the Philosopher's Stone, and that probably has something to do with her. Clones, etc... apparently Beth is very sick.

That or they're just gold diggers.

Where Kite's actual place in the company hierarchy is isn't clear. He has a lot of influence over us, and maybe over Wei, but that's over now, and we're still trapped her.

Day 111-113: Found a more comprehensive log book-- adding what I can to it.

Day 120-123: Found an eyeball in front of the library, and the crow from the raid not far away. It looks like crow girl is following me-- or at least her crow is.

Great. (there is an annoyed looking emoji here)
browbeater: I had a lot of money in that wallet. (I do not approve of this bullshit.)
"It's Mako. Leave a message, I'll get back to you as soon as I can."
browbeater: I'll pistol whip the next one who says shenanigans. (Oh you kids and your shenanigans.)
"What are you doing...?"

Mako's head jerked up. He expected that Jinora would find her way there eventually, but it was still surprising. There he was, with a book in his lap, reading while everyone else focused on the map he'd brought and how to best recruit airbenders. He rustled his scarf a bit, and then cleared his throat.

"Reading."

"I didn't know you liked reading. That's interesting!"

He frowned, just the slightest bit defensive. It was true, he didn't really make a point to advertise that he would read occasionally, but that wasn't something that bore commentary on it... was it? "Yeah, I read occasionally."

"I just assumed you were always too busy working to really read," Jinora said by way of disarming him. She took the moment to sit next to him on the couch, peaking at the title of what he was reading. "Oh, that's one of the books I brought! It's so detailed, about all the Earth Kingdom legends and lore. Did you read about the lovers in the maze yet?"

He relaxed a bit, and grinned. "Yeah, I did. Just got past that, actually. This is the Lake--"

"Laogai chapter! Oh yeah!"

He smiled, at ease now, and Jinora grinned. Finally, someone that she could talk to about all of her stories. "I'll let you keep reading-- tell me what you think! And if you want, you can borrow any of my books."

"Thanks, Jinora."

memories

Jun. 30th, 2014 09:48 am
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♞ REGAINED MEMORIES
+ "Sir... that's impossible. There are only five airbenders in the world." (A Breath of Fresh Air)
(Regained officially as of 2/17)
+ "I have something important to tell both of you." (The Guide) (Regained as of 4/30)
+ "You know royals, they love a good ceremony." (The Coronation) (Regained officially as of 7/7)
+ "Are you okay?! I'm so sorry!" (The Voice in the Night) (Regained officially as of 7/14)
+ "We might have to hustle up some grub!" (The Earth Queen) (Regained officially as of 7/22)
+ "Get Korra out of here. Bolin and I will hold them off." (The Stakeout) (Regained officially as of 7/23)
+ "The scarf stays." (The Voice in the Night) (Regained officially as of 7/27)
+ Bumi Jr. Just Bumi Jr. (General Knowledge) (Regained officially as of 8/12)
+ "Now 10,000 years of darkness begins!" (Light in the Dark) (Regained officially as of 8/17)
+ "Bolin... you have to stop bringing your crazy fangirls in before the match." (Leaf in the Wind) (Regained officially as of 8/22)
+ "Relax! I'm a healer." (The Spirit of Competition) (Regained officially as of 8/26)
+ "Mako, I need you back on the beat. There's going to be a Southern Water tribe rally tonight." (Peacekeepers) (Regained officially as of 9/05)
+ "My parents were mugged." (The Revelation) (Regained officially as of 9/10)
+ "A firebender cut down my parents right in front of me." (Headcanon) (Regained officially as of 9/16)


♘ REGAINED SKILLS
+ Firebending
+ Breath of Fire
+ Lightningbending


♘ REGAINED ITEMS
+


YET TO BE GAINED MEMORIES:
♞ SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE
+ "You're right, I do have to do what's best for my brother. And I think this is what is best for him." (Republic City Hustle)
+ Bolin's sixth birthday (Headcanon)
+ "Mako, wake up. I need you to make a fire and then go back to sleep." (Headcanon)
+ "You really pulled through for us, Korra!" (A Leaf in the Wind)
+ "Get out of town!" (The Voice in the Night)
+ "What you need is a chance." (The Voice in the Night)
+ "Asami already invited us to stay in her mansion." (The Aftermath)
+ "We're the NEW team Avatar!" (When Extremes Meet)
+ "Give her some space!" (Out of the Past)
+ "I love you too." (End Game)
+ "Looks like you had some car trouble. Good thing the police are here." (Rebel Spirits)
+ "What do you think I built this boat for?!" (Civil Wars, Part 2)
+ "... Sigh. NUKTUK. Have you seen Varrick around?" (The Sting)
+ "I saved President Raiko IN REAL LIFE! You were right!" (The Night of a Thousand Stars)
+ "Rescue time!" (Harmonic Convergence)
+ "I don't even know what to say!" (Light in the Dark)
+ "This is it Mako! Look! This is where Dad grew up!" (The Earth Queen)
+ "Your father sent us a letter years ago with your name, but that was the last we ever heard from him." (The Earth Queen)
+ "Bolin, take the shot!" (The Terror Within)
+ "OKAY, ALRIGHT NAGA" (The Ultimatum)
+ "You don't need to say anything." (The Last Stand)


♞ SIGNIFICANT NEUTRAL
+ "You really have a knack for getting into sticky situations." (Republic City Hustle)
+ "I just lost a lot of money because of you two..." (Republic City Hustle)
+ Republic City info dump (Headcanon, day in the life of Republic City, basic history)
+ Trying to get Bolin to go to school (Headcanon)
+ Learning Lightningbending from Lightning Bolt Zolt (Headcanon)
+ "You nearly cost us the game, Hasook." (A Leaf in the Wind)
+ "What is this 'revelation'...? And where did they take Bolin?" (The Revelation)
+ "Pro-bending is the one sport where benders and non-benders gather in peace!" (And the Winner Is...)
+ "Asami's father being an equalist is NOT an easy thing to believe." (The Aftermath)
+ "Aang hadn't mastered all the elements either when he took on the Fire Lord... He was just a little kid." (When Extremes Meet)
+ "So what you're saying is... Be patient." (Turning the Tides)
+ "I'm sorry things got so messed up between us... but no matter what happens, I want you to know I care about you." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "Put an end to this sad story!" (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "I can airbend?! I can airbend!" (End Game)
+ "I don't care if you're the Avatar or not." (End Game)
+ "Pffft, did you write that down?" (Rebel Spirits)
+ "Do you want advice or do you want support?" (Rebel Spirits)
+ "It's not about sides, Korra, he's really worried about you." (The Southern Lights)
+ "What? That's a terrible idea." (Peacekeepers)
+ "I'm so sorry, Asami." (The Sting)
+ "Are you sure this is a good idea?" "No... but we don't have any other options." (The Sting)
+ "I'm ruined." (The Sting)
+ "Uh... um... no. It... wasn't that bad." (Night of a Thousand Stars)
+ "You're running out of time, Raava..." (Harmonic Convergence)
+ "They're coming for Korra!" (Light in the Dark)
+ "I think we both know that this, us, doesn't work..." (Light in the Dark)
+ "So why did Dad leave Ba Sing Se...?" (The Earth Queen)
+ "Yes we can! I had a lot of money in that wallet!" (In Harm's Way)
+ "Ai Wei is the traitor." (The Terror Within)
+ "There's a jeep packed with supplies waiting for you." (The Terror Within)
+ "I don't... think that was you." (Long Live the Queen)
+ "You're a lavabender...!" (Enter the Void)
+ "You can save her! The poison is metallic!" (Venom of the Red Lotus)
+ "What about all of the people who haven't been evacuated yet?!" (Day of the Colossus)
+ "We may not be able to beat that thing... but we can slow it down." (Day of the Colossus)
+ "You go after this one, I'll go after the other one." (Last Stand)
+ "This is the only way to shut these things down." (Last Stand)


♞ SIGIFICANT NEGATIVE
+ "I did what I could to survive and protect my little brother." (Headcanon)
+ "They're chi blockers. Don't worry, it'll wear off in a couple of hours." (The Revelation)
+ "I have received the knowledge of how to take away bending... permanently." (The Revelation)
+ "Folks, there is some sort of electrical disturbance going on in the stands..." (And the Winner Is...)
+ "You spied on Hiroshi? What's your problem? (The Aftermath)
+ "If you don't stop this, consider our friendship over." (The Aftermath)
+ "The worst part about it all... was watching my daughter traipse around with a firebending streetrat." (The Aftermath)
+ "Korra, put the rocks down! It's not worth it." (When Extremes Meet)
+ "We've got an avatar to rescue." (Out of the Past)
+ "Where does Hiroshi find the time to keep inventing new, evil machines?!" (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "You're welcome to come down here and try to stop me." (End Game)
+ "Let her go!" (End Game)
+ "I don't think it was the Northern Water Tribe. I saw a firebender running from the scene!" (Peacekeepers)
+ "What makes a rookie cop like you think you can interrupt my meeting with the president?!" (Peacekeepers)
+ "Are you breaking up with me?" "... Yeah, I guess I am." (Peacekeepers)
+ "We've been double crossed. We've gotta get off this boat." (The Sting)
+ "Heyyyyy Mako... You're not still mad about last night, are ya?" (The Sting)
+ "Varrick just bought a controlling share in Future Industries! He just saved my company!" (The Sting)
+ "I didn't do it! Varrick set me up!" (The Guide)
+ "Did you just come here to give me a poster?" (Night of a Thousand Stars)
+ "I'm sorry. We tried." (Harmonic Convergence)
+ "Now a new era for humans and spirits begins!" (Light in the Dark)
+ "Then Vaatu ripped Raava right out of me..." (Light in the Dark)
+ "They have Korra! THEY HAVE KORRA!" (The Terror Within)
+ "Load them in the truck! We're taking a trip to Ba Sing Se." (The Stakeout)
+ "Don't turn yourself over until I get a visual on them." (Enter the Void)
+ "You grab Korra! We've got this!" (Venom of the Red Lotus)
+ "Guys! She's pointing that weapon right at us!" (Kuvira's Gambit)


♞ TRIVIAL POSITIVE
+ "Only two yuan?!" (Republic City Hustle)
+ "What will become of the great detective now!?" (Headcanon)
+ First match of the tournament (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "Are we gonna be okay?" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ Living in a mansion (The Aftermath)
+ "I like the new Team Avatar style." (When Extremes Meet)
+ "We didn't even know each other then... and now I can't imagine my life without you." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "Tu! You're the best cousin a guy could have!" (In Harm's Way)
+ "You and Opal seemed to hit it off at dinner..." (The Metal Clan)
+ "So... who's gonna knock...?" (Old Wounds)
+ "SHE IS WONDERFUL... And pretty... and so smart..." (The Original Airbenders)
+ "Oh, nice shot Bolin. But I thought you were supposed to be practicing metalbending?" (The Terror Within)
+ "Hey... I appreciate you coming back for us. Sorry for giving you a hard time." (Enter the Void)
+ "I'm so glad you're alive!" (Venom of the Red Lotus)
+ "I see a very bright future... for the air nation." (Venom of the Red Lotus)
+ "Soon Republic City and the Earth Kingdom will be reunited like never before!" (After All These Years")


♞ TRIVIAL NEUTRAL
+ "It makes me so proud to see the next generation of criminals." (Republic City Hustle)
+ "My memory's a little... hazy..." (The Revelation)
+ "Look, you're really infuriating... but I also think you're pretty amazing." (The Spirit of Competition)
+ The Rest of the tournament. (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "When those Chi-blockers had me in their truck, it sounded like we drove into a tunnel." (Out of the Past)
+ "I hate this being patient stuff." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "Well, you're getting transferred again." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "At least you unlocked your airbending!" (End Game)
+ "Dad, stop messing with him." (Rebel Spirits)
+ "Just break up with her." (Civil Wars, Part 1)
+ "You broke up with Korra? When? Why didn't you tell me?" (The Sting)
+ "If everything goes as planned, we'll all walk out after harmonic convergence..." (Harmonic Convergence)
+ "Stop Unalaq from coming back into the spirit world!" (Light in the Dark)
+ "I just got a call last night about a guy who started airbending out of nowhere." (A Breath of Fresh Air)
+ "Right... the Avatar THANKS you for your loyal service." (Rebirth)
+ "Yeah! Razzle Dazzle!" (Rebirth)
+ "Mako! Bolin! Where've you been?!" (In Harm's Way)
+ "What? I've been reading some books." (In Harm's Way)
+ "If there's an airbender in Zao Fu, that's where we're going next." (The Metal Clan)
+ "I'm Lin's sister." (The Metal Clan)
+ "Lyme disease is a serious killer." (The Metal Clan)
+ "Or he's INVISIBLE! ... Or he's not home." (The Terror Within)
+ "I say we stakeout his room." (The Stakeout)
+ "Look, all you need to know is you need to know is that the world is about to change." (Long Live the Queen)
+ "I believe in you too, Bolin!" (Long Live the Queen)
+ "We need an airship." (The Ultimatum)
+ "I can't protect you in there. I don't like it." (The Ultimatum)
+ "Look at you! My little brother got all... important!" (The Coronation)
+ "Hi Mako!" (Reunion)
+ "It's great to have you back." (Reunion)
+ "Wait... you hear that?" (Beyond the Spirit Wilds)
+ "Are you sure you're ready for this...?" (Beyond the Spirit Wilds)
+ "Maybe because the spirits love Republic City so much, I can convince them to defend it somehow." (Operation: Beifong)
+ "We can't let it get to our doorstep." (Kuvira's Gambit)
+ "Kuvira is my family now." (Kuvira's Gambit)


♞ TRIVIAL NEGATIVE
+ "Oh no, that's just one more mouth to feed!" (Republic City Hustle)
+ Trying to teach Bolin himself (Headcanon)
+ "Bolin, how many times am I gonna tell you your fangirls aren't allowed in the locker room?" (A Leaf in the Wind)
+ "Here's your pay for this week, my little street rats." (The Revelation)
+ "Look, I really like you, okay!" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "You're crazy!" "You're lying!" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "You're a bad idea!" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "I don't know what game the refs are watching!" (And the Winner is...)
+ "Korra's not here." (Out of the Past)
+ "Can we deal with our relationship problems later?" (Turning the Tides)
+ "You two were gone a long time." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "I'm guessing the break-up didn't go as planned." (Civil Wars, Part 2)
+ "It is also... a hat rack." "But we don't even have any hats." (The Sting)
+ "I hate when you listen to me..." (Harmonic Convergence)
+ "Hello... my feeble turtleduck." (Light in the Dark)
+ "Please, let us out...!" (Light in the Dark)
+ "I think that you should leave!" (Rebirth)
+ "It's time for a little tough love." (Rebirth)
+ "See the amazing AIRBENDERS!" (Rebirth)
+ "You're an... orphan?" (Rebirth)
+ "Seems like an awful lot of rules." (The Earth Queen)
+ "I knew that kid was no good." (The Earth Queen)
+ "No, Kai wouldn't-- .... aw man." (The Earth Queen)
+ "We're supposed to be helping her find airbenders in Ba Sing Se." (The Earth Queen)
+ "I can't believe that queenie had them under our noses the whole time!" (In Harm's Way)
+ "I'm trying to keep the Avatar safe, and you're harboring a criminal?!" (The Metal Clan)
+ "I HATE sitting down here!" (The Terror Within)
+ "That guard is only 18 years old." (The Terror Within)
+ "I'm a cop, I don't have a backstory." (The Stakeout)
+ "Bird calls, really?" (Enter the Void)
+ "What are you having done that takes four hours...?" (After All These Years)
+ "I don't know how to tell you this, but..." (After All These Years)
+ "We've got 6 more hours to fill, why not..." (The Coronation)
+ "Don't worry about me, I'll find a way to make it." (The Coronation)
+ "Respect the broach!" (The Coronation)
+ "The one time I don't watch him pee, and this happens!" (Reunion)
+ "I don't think attacking is the right move." (Beyond the Spirit Wilds)
+ "The problem is it's a voluntary evacuation... and there aren't many volunteers." (Kuvira's Gambit)
+ "Dad?!" (Day of the Colossus)


♘ APPEARANCE CHANGES
+ Scar on right arm


♘ ITEM REGAINS
+ Family Portrait
+ Letter from father
+ Photo with Korra
+ RC Police Uniform
+ Jinora's Books


♘ SPECIAL SKILLS
+ Probending

stats

Jun. 29th, 2014 09:49 am
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Name Mako//Gale
Age 18
Team Sterling

Height/Build Putting him at 6'0
Hair Color/Eye Color Black and Yellow/Orange
Notable Traits The scarf stays. B|

Other Nothing else special about him! Just a normal kid from Republic City.
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WIP...

♞ SIG POS (5/14)
+ "You're right, I do have to do what's best for my brother. And I think this is what is best for him." (Republic City Hustle)
+ Bolin's sixth birthday (Headcanon) (won here)
+ "Mako, wake up. I need you to make a fire and then go back to sleep." (Headcanon) (won here)
+ "You really pulled through for us, Korra!" (A Leaf in the Wind)
+ "Are you okay?! I'm so sorry!" (The Voice in the Night) (won here)
+ "What you need is a chance." (The Voice in the Night)
+ "Asami already invited us to stay in her mansion." (The Aftermath)
+ "We're the NEW team Avatar!" (When Extremes Meet) (won here)
+ "Give her some space!" (Out of the Past) (won here)
+ "I love you too." (End Game)
+ "Looks like you had some car trouble. Good thing the police are here." (Rebel Spirits)
+ "What do you think I built this boat for?!" (Civil Wars, Part 2)
+ "... Sigh. NUKTUK. Have you seen Varrick around?" (The Sting)
+ "I saved President Raiko IN REAL LIFE! You were right!" (The Night of a Thousand Stars)

♞ SIG NEU (8/23)
+ "You really have a knack for getting into sticky situations." (Republic City Hustle)
+ "I just lost a lot of money because of you two..." (Republic City Hustle) (won here)
+ Republic City info dump (Headcanon, day in the life of Republic City, basic history) (won here)
+ Trying to get Bolin to go to school (Headcanon)
+ Learning Lightningbending from Lightning Bolt Zolt (Headcanon)
+ "You nearly cost us the game, Hasook." (A Leaf in the Wind) (won here)
+ "What is this 'revelation'...? And where did they take Bolin?" (The Revelation)
+ "Pro-bending is the one sport where benders and non-benders gather in peace!" (And the Winner Is...) (won here)
+ "Asami's father being an equalist is NOT an easy thing to believe." (The Aftermath)
+ "Aang hadn't mastered all the elements either when he took on the Fire Lord... He was just a little kid." (When Extremes Meet) (won here)
+ "So what you're saying is... Be patient." (Turning the Tides) (won here)
+ "I'm sorry things got so messed up between us... but no matter what happens, I want you to know I care about you." (Skeletons in the Closet) (won here)
+ "Put an end to this sad story!" (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "I can airbend?! I can airbend!" (End Game)
+ "I don't care if you're the Avatar or not." (End Game)
+ "Pffft, did you write that down?" (Rebel Spirits)
+ "Do you want advice or do you want support?" (Rebel Spirits)
+ "It's not about sides, Korra, he's really worried about you." (The Southern Lights)
+ "What? That's a terrible idea." (Peacekeepers)
+ "I'm so sorry, Asami." (The Sting) (won here
+ "Are you sure this is a good idea?" "No... but we don't have any other options." (The Sting)
+ "I'm ruined." (The Sting)
+ "Uh... um... no. It... wasn't that bad." (Night of a Thousand Stars)


♞ SIG NEG (7/23)
+ "A firebender cut down my parents right in front of me." (Headcanon) (won here)
+ "I did what I could to survive and protect my little brother." (Headcanon) (won here)
+ "They're chi blockers. Don't worry, it'll wear off in a couple of hours." (The Revelation) (won here)
+ "I have received the knowledge of how to take away bending... permanently." (The Revelation)
+ "Folks, there is some sort of electrical disturbance going on in the stands..." (And the Winner Is...)
+ "You spied on Hiroshi? What's your problem? (The Aftermath) (won here)
+ "If you don't stop this, consider our friendship over." (The Aftermath)
+ "The worst part about it all... was watching my daughter traipse around with a firebending streetrat." (The Aftermath) (won here)
+ "Korra, put the rocks down! It's not worth it." (When Extremes Meet)
+ "We've got an avatar to rescue." (Out of the Past) (won here)
+ "Where does Hiroshi find the time to keep inventing new, evil machines?!" (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "You're welcome to come down here and try to stop me." (End Game)
+ "Let her go!" (End Game)
+ "I don't think it was the Northern Water Tribe. I saw a firebender running from the scene!" (Peacekeepers)
+ "What makes a rookie cop like you think you can interrupt my meeting with the president?!" (Peacekeepers)
+ "Are you breaking up with me?" "... Yeah, I guess I am." (Peacekeepers)
+ "We've been double crossed. We've gotta get off this boat." (The Sting)
+ "Heyyyyy Mako... You're not still mad about last night, are ya?" (The Sting)
+ "Varrick just bought a controlling share in Future Industries! He just saved my company!" (The Sting)
+ "I have something important to tell both of you." (The Guide)
+ "I didn't do it! Varrick set me up!" (The Guide)
+ "Did you just come here to give me a poster?" (Night of a Thousand Stars)
+ "I'm sorry. We tried." (Harmonic Convergence) (won here)


♞ TRIV POS (3/7)
+ "Only two yuan?!" (Republic City Hustle)
+ "What will become of the great detective now!?" (Headcanon)
+ First match of the tournament (The Spirit of Competition) (won here)
+ "Are we gonna be okay?" (The Spirit of Competition) (won here)
+ Living in a mansion (The Aftermath)
+ "I like the new Team Avatar style." (When Extremes Meet) (won here)
+ "We didn't even know each other then... and now I can't imagine my life without you." (Skeletons in the Closet)


♞ TRIV NEU (3/12)
+ "It makes me so proud to see the next generation of criminals." (Republic City Hustle)
+ "My memory's a little... hazy..." (The Revelation)
+ "The scarf stays." (The Voice in the Night) (won here)
+ "Look, you're really infuriating... but I also think you're pretty amazing." (The Spirit of Competition) (won here)
+ The Rest of the tournament. (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "When those Chi-blockers had me in their truck, it sounded like we drove into a tunnel." (Out of the Past)
+ "I hate this being patient stuff." (Skeletons in the Closet) (won here)
+ "Well, you're getting transferred again." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "At least you unlocked your airbending!" (End Game)
+ "Dad, stop messing with him." (Rebel Spirits)
+ "Just break up with her." (Civil Wars, Part 1)
+ "You broke up with Korra? When? Why didn't you tell me?" (The Sting)


♞ TRIV NEG (5/14)
+ "Oh no, that's just one more mouth to feed!" (Republic City Hustle)
+ Trying to teach Bolin himself (Headcanon) (won here)
+ "Bolin, how many times am I gonna tell you your fangirls aren't allowed in the locker room?" (A Leaf in the Wind)
+ "Here's your pay for this week, my little street rats." (The Revelation) (won here)
+ "Look, I really like you, okay!" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "You're crazy!" "You're lying!" (The Spirit of Competition)
+ "You're a bad idea!" (The Spirit of Competition) (won here)
+ "I don't know what game the refs are watching!" (And the Winner is...) starter
+ "Korra's not here." (Out of the Past)
+ "Can we deal with our relationship problems later?" (Turning the Tides)
+ "You two were gone a long time." (Skeletons in the Closet)
+ "I'm guessing the break-up didn't go as planned." (Civil Wars, Part 2)
+ "Mako, I need you back on the beat. There's going to be a Southern Water tribe rally tonight." (Peacekeepers)
+ "It is also... a hat rack." "But we don't even have any hats." (The Sting) (won here)
+ "You know, the advice you once gave me was to get it over with quick so there'd be less pain!" (Harmonic Convergence)


♘ MUNDANE SKILLS (6/10)
+ Cooking
+ Basic Sewing (won here)
+ Reading and Writing (won here)
+ Intimate knowledge of baby bro (won here)
+ Numbers running (won here)
+ Smile for the camera (won here)
+ Driving lvl 1 > Driving lvl 2 > Motorcycle driving
+ Super witty one liners (won here)

♘ SPECIAL SKILLS (2/5)
+ Firebending lvl 1 > Firebending lvl 2 (won here) > Firebending lvl 3
+ Probending lvl 1 > Probending lvl 2
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QUESTION MEME


Since I'm pretty sure the last time I did one was probably almost 6 months ago by now.

You can ask me questions about Mako.

As well as Nimue, previous characters are okay too. Okay, go ;;b
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I put it on plurk, but I'm going on hiatus for the next two weeks to focus on grad school apps, as well as to recharge my Aather batteries.

So, I will not be around and will only really thread by request! If it's something that needs to happen now between our characters, let me know. If it can wait, I would appreciate it. ♥

Thanks guys, and this goes for Mako and Emil.

FTB post~

Jul. 21st, 2013 09:15 pm
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I guess FTB posts are good.
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Name: Sarah
Contact Info: [plurk.com profile] hypothetical
Other Characters Played: None
Requested apartment: Block 29, somewhere?

Character Name: Mako
Canon: Legend of Korra
Canon Point: Book 3, post episode 3
Background/History: Mako's wiki.
Personality: Mako is a teenager. It's worth throwing that out there, because it's obvious that he doesn't consider himself a teenager based off of how he derisively refers to his peers as kids more than once. As though he has any leg to stand on over them, especially considering his paramours, but I digress... However, part of why he doesn't consider himself a teenager is because he's been the breadwinner for himself and his brother since they were children. A firebender killed his parents when he was eight and he's been focused on survival since that day.

Mako is serious, at least on the surface, compared to his brother's goofiness, and he prefers to be the one in charge of decisions for what their little family does. He doesn't really take most of Bolin's suggestions seriously, even when they might be helpful. Bolin has no problem wearing his heart and emotions on his sleeve, while Mako is much more guarded, and very rarely does he lose control of his emotions.

He's distant and cold to others when he first meets others, because he really doesn't care much about how much of a first impression he makes. Sure, he can smile and wink for the camera when necessary, but that really isn't his default mode when making friends. In fact, Mako tends to focus on cold calculations most of the time. It's evident in his trademark 'cool under fire' fighting style, and he's mused aloud on which would be better, going for Korra versus Asami as a girlfriend.

His cold calculations ALSO tend to forget to factor his own feelings into the equation. Once he gets close to someone, he will defend them and go out of his way for them, to an almost menacing degree. He did this with Korra once he got to know her, and with Asami while defending her father from the accusations of being an Equalist. However, he acts completely clueless about the difference in his behavior towards Korra after the first time her life is seriously in danger when Asami presses him, instead of thinking about what she's saying. He prefers to put the conversation off for another day, because he's not the most in touch with his feelings.

But heaven help you if you mess with one of his people. The few times that he does lose his temper, are usually focused on either being confused about how love works, or because someone he cares about is threatened.

So, even though Mako considers himself the head of the household, he's still a teenager, prone to ridiculousness himself. His entire introduction to Asami was him getting hit with a motorbike, and then forgetting to be completely mad at her while she sweet talked him into a date. He makes excuses for doing things he considers childish, and hides behind his role as a police officer to get out of certain things. And even as a teenager, he's still prone to petty fighting, occasionally with Bolin, and definitely with Asami while they were on the rocks. But it's more readily apparent with Bolin, as they are brothers and know each other way too well. Oh, did I mention he gives bad love advice to his brother?

He is also very attached to his scarf, his last memento of his father and has been shown to use it sort of as a security blanket when he's nervous. While he is cold and guarded, he still had to watch his parents be brutally murdered when he was only a kid, and did take on the full responsibility for taking care of his brother. His childhood is more than reasonably stunted.

And, as a final word, Mako has the capability to make absolutely terrible puns. "Looks like you had some car trouble" indeed. Of all the suave things to say.
Abilities/Powers: Mako is a firebender, and a talented pro-bender, which is a sport combining firebending, waterbending, and earthbending. His probending style is similar to that of a boxer's, he keeps his arms in close to his sides, fists defensive of his face, and focuses on short, concentrated jabs at his opponents. He also can firebend without explicitly making firebending motions, aka the breath of fire ability. He and his brother tag team an officer with their respective abilities once.

He is also able to lightning bend, as well as redirect lightning. He shows the capability while one of the mecha tanks is shocking him, and he redirects the shock towards the mecha, frying its systems and knocking out the Equalist inside of it.

Mako is also the only person to show the strength of mind to defeat Amon's bloodbending long enough to shock him. It's only temporary, and he gets caught again later, but his cool under fire style does have some other advantages.

Besides that, Mako is extremely flexible and athletic-- he shows now problem lifting his brother over his shoulder, though his brother is definitely larger than him. And he's definitely had to pull some crazy moves to dodge some of the attacks thrown at him in pro-bending.

ALSO, he's crazy good at driving a motorcycle.
Items/Weapons: As of right now, Mako just has his scarf. Everything else was stolen from him.
Sample Entry: Please see for post.
Sample Entry Two: Please see for log.
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Player Information:
Name: Raina
Age: 24
Contact: [plurk.com profile] divine
Game Cast: N/A

Character Information:
Name: Mako
Canon: Legend of Korra
Canon Point: Post Book 1
Age: 18
Reference: Legend of Korra Wiki

There is a huge application under here. )
browbeater: Ooooooh it's too real. (See... there was this time at bend camp.)
This is pretty simple-- it's a step up, Mako can now firebend without doing specific movements (think, firebreathing)! So, it's just a step up in his firebending level, before reaching level 3, which includes lightning bending.

I'm also throwing in more defined, refined movements here. Power-ups are awesome.
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Transcript below the cut. )

Things learned:

- Uh. People can disable bending. People can disable bending.
- Bolin has a knack for getting himself into stupid situations... seems about right.
- Shit shit shit shit.

Mako actually has no clue what Amon wants right now! He knows that he takes over the city later, but the whole "I WILL ERADICATE BENDING" part is not something he remembers now. This is his first hint at that! Granted, he isn't going to know it's his first hint at that, but. Hey! He's starting to get a sense that the equalists are not exactly a new threat... they just somehow get more and more dangerous.

This is a sig-neg, and for a very good reason. And in the context of everything else that has happened lately, he's gonna be pretty unsettled just beneath the surface. He is pretty sure Bolin is safe, that he and Korra DO rescue him, so he'll focus from that and onto the concept of a chi-blocker.

Yep. Somehow banning Bolin from being dumb doesn't really seem to help.

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