Some things to consider when making roleplay OCs for the KHR universe. This guide is to be paired with the initial Character Creation Guide: General Edition. The original post was made to make a character that fits anywhere with a few tweaks, this post is to suggest the tweaks to use for this universe. Consider it a gameplay mod you can download or something.
There are spoilers, but if you haven’t completely read KHR, you might have issues roleplaying it anyways. Also KHR is very loose in some places, and not so much in others. Be careful not to overstep your bounds, and to give really good reasons when you do.
Here’s the new and edited items you should be aware of:
Famiglia, Flame, Box Weapon, Other Weapons, Ring, Skills, Tattoos, Piercings, Scars.
Family and Famiglia:
I’m just going to take the original rant and upgrade it to mafia here. Family is important. If your mother/father/sister/brother/cousin/nephew/uncle/aunt/grandma and the rest of their brethren are all dead just so you can play a character without attachments so you can be more bad ass and ignore the history a little, you may come off badly. Yes, this is the mafia, shit happens, but to the entire family tree? To every character? Even if you never use them again, a sibling or living parent can give dimension to a character as seen with characters like Gokudera or Tsuna’s ‘grandfatherly’ attachment to the Ninth. Suddenly their morals are stronger because what would their little brother think if they saw them do this? They might take less risks, or more risks if they’re the type to try and make Dad proud of their fighting! You can have stories “one time my sister ate a whole watermelon right?” and it can fill in the blanks of the world. Don’t ignore them!
More importantly for a mafia-centric RP, Famiglia. We’re calling these two different names for the sake of simplicity. They’re your brotherhood, but do you have to make a new family every time you make a name? No. You don’t even have to be connected at all. You can be an outside advisor, an ally, or anything else. You can attach yourself to working families, like Dino’s if you make sure not to have too big of a connection to the other characters, maybe be the daughter of one of Dino’s unnamed men, or something else that isn’t a big name family connection that would make you seem stupidly Mary Sue. You could be attached to another family entirely even! Be creative! If you choose to make your own family, be careful about the name. Much like normal names above, make it fit, make it work. Give it a history and a reason to exist. Fill it out. Don’t just go “We’re the Luna family!” and grab random people and never reference what the name means in anything ever again and ignore it. It’s a part of you. Make that part real by using it properly or you might as well not have it at all.
Flame, and Ring:
Flames are shown as the ‘dying will’ of a person, created through willpower at least as strong as the urge to complete or fix a final regret. Some people are in dying will mode constantly, without the flame (such as Ryohei). When one has enough willpower to ignite the flame, it can be used for a variety of things. One has to first learn to create the flame, then how to use it, starting with usually Box Weapons and items specially created to work with flames (such as Tsuna’s Gloves, Xanxus’s Guns, Flame-Bikes, and more). Later on, one seems to be able to use them with items not made specifically for flame use (such as Yamamoto’s sword [Something his elder form had not learned to do] and Hibari’s Tonfa). Some exceptional users are seen using them with their bare hands. Using flames with your bare hands seems to be a very rare trait, picked up by people who naturally use their hands in situations, such as boxers, and very angry Xanxus. Similarly using flames in objects you don’t have a close connection to seem to be exceedingly rare, and only talented users can do so.
Flames are solidified willpower, and thus change from person to person. The flames you use are connected to who you are as a person, which is why certain personality traits show up in common with people who share the same Flame. People with multiple flames happen due to major life changing accidents and usually only occur in people with something very bad in their history. Xanxus was sealed in ice for 8 years and now has Sky/Storm flames, Lal Mirch had her rite of passage interrupted and her original flame (Rain) became Mist/Cloud, Gokudera’s history is fraught with terrible things (His mother dying, his Sister traumatizing him regularly, running away from home when he was eight, and being beaten up by every mafia he came across for being a half-breed until he was 14.) and because of this he now has 5 flames; Sun, Rain, Storm, Thunder, and Cloud.
Items made specifically to work with flames, that aren’t box weapons, are seen created by Leon, or some of the more powerful scientists such as Verde or his companions. Mammon has created a chain that seals/hides rings which are always giving off a faint presence. These materials become more common as time progresses, but seems to have been fairly rare at the beginning of the series.
Flames are shown with a distinct ‘look’ depending on what flame they are, it can be assumed then that the flames likely have a feeling to them as well that allows other users to not only scope you out when they have been properly trained, but possibly even allows them to differentiate between types. Using them likely lets you ‘feel’ them inside you somehow. The Flames are more likely have a different feeling also because users of multiple flames, and even Tsuna with simply two types of the same flame, can choose between them easily. This sensation probably relates to their element again. I.E. Thunder feeling like crackling electricity, Rain feeling like ghostly water, or even Sun feeling like an internal warming sensation. It may vary depending on how a person views an element, but probably holds true to the basic concept in all cases.
Flames come from within you, fueled by your life force. A user close to death has a very small or dying flame, and a flame will go out moments before actual death occurs. To use flame, one should focus on it’s personal feeling coming from inside you in your chest area, and moving into your hand and fingertips. Then imagine all of your energy condensing there to form a flame. A practiced user should be able to do it without thought, even using it subconsciously to defend yourself. Flames can be forced into an object through will, but seem to be easier to use in objects one is familiar with. It is assumed the original Flame Users (The Vongola Primo Generation) used flames in many more creative ways because they were experimenting and figuring out the knowledge that has been filtered and passed down through the generations. They didn’t have teachers, or anyone to tell them what they couldn’t do, and had to strike new paths for themselves.
Sky flames in particular are a genealogical flame, following family lines to keep power where it belongs. Other flames also seem to do this, Storm and Rain for instance. Random Sky Flames without attachment to a family seem to happen spontaneously in very strong individuals. Byakuran seems to have no line to the Vongola family. Other users, such as Dino, Xanxus, and Luce all could have been related to the Vongola through some family line or another. Rare flames, seen in the games, also happen spontaneously in selected families or groups. If you are a flame user, there is a very high chance your child will be one as well— and even then probably the same or a similar flame type as seen with Ugetsu’s Family line clear down to Yamamoto, and Giotto’s line clear down to both Timoteo and Tsuna. Bianchi and Gokudera also share a flame type, as well as family lines.
One flame. One ring. Don’t be overpowered. Unless you specifically need a second flame for some reason, have worked out a detailed plan for its use, and can trust yourself not to mention have others trust you not to just pull it out of no where when it’s the best time for YOU, you can’t be trusted with more than one flame. Resign yourself to this fact and move on. Multiple flames are exceedingly rare, and usually used for major villains (Xanxus, Spade) or important characters who do not actually use them to their full potential (Gokudera, Lal Mirch). They have back stories to support these multiple flames as well. Lal Mirch is specifically stated to have had her soul broken by a major event which shifted her flame to Cloud/Mist from Rain. Gokudera took 10 years, and had a childhood from hell. Believe me, unless you want a very damaged character who will probably be dangerous for people to deal with not to mention somewhat unable to proceed with life normally and even having the flames be detrimental to themselves, you cannot pull it off.
If after that you still want more than one flame, find a sounding board. Not your best friend, find someone who is an ass and blunt about it. You cannot trust your friends to give you honest opinions because they will be afraid of hurting your feelings. You need an outside opinion. Prepare a history, figure out why and how you will be using the flames of choice. Figure out what big major loss you will have to go through to give your character an extra bit of power. This is honestly just a bad choice in general, and most people will not understand why you have multiple flames. You will be likely ignored, outcast, and shunned for these flames. It doesn’t hurt to have a normal character you know.
Now that I’ve made you wince and realize maybe that Mist/Thunder you wanted is unbalanced and bad for the whole game because it has ultimate power and no one will want to play with them, we can discuss some flame types. Since this series hasn’t really covered all the flames in excessive detail, and it seems like the Earth flames are more rare anyways, I’ll just rant about the big 7 Sky Flames.
Using every ability a flame has is not generally a good idea, because it can be seen as very over powered. If you’re new to flames, you should pick one thing out and really focus on that as a strong point, occasionally using other abilities to compliment it. A character who has mastery of his flames is either older, has had a history that can back it up, has been working out new techniques in the room over a long period of time, are literally a genius character like Bel or Gokudera, is someone like Byakuran, or has a teacher who has worked for them for a very long time, or if there is no good reason behind knowing so much about a flame: is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu.
Quote: “Rain, storm, cloud, mist, lightning, he influences all of them. He understands and accepts all of them.”
Ability: Harmony (Assimilation with surroundings)
Flame Color: Orange
Common Weapon: Assorted Weapons
Earth Flame Rival: Earth
Personality Traits: Weak turned Stronger, Dorky, Good Natured, Personable, Humanitarians.
Selected Users: Giotto, Tsuna, Timoteo, Iemitsu, Xanxus, Dino, Luce, Aria, Yuni, Byakuran
Quote: “Continously at the heart of battle, the furious storm that never rests.”
Ability: Disintegration (Decay)
Flame Color: Red
Common Weapon: Ranged Weapons
Earth Flame Rival: Swamp
Personality Traits: Grouchy, Defiant, Strong willed, Tempermental, Urge to be the Best, Attention-Whoring, Tsundere.
Selected Users: G., Gokudera, Belphegor, Fon, Zakuro, Coyote Nougat, Rasiel
Quote: “Squaring the accounts of battle, and washing away the spilled blood. Requiem Rain.”
Ability: Tranquility (Appeasment and Dulling)
Flame Color: Blue
Common Weapon: Swords and Blades
Earth Flame Rival: River?
Personality Traits: Calm, Happy, Good natured, Dual-Sided, Determined, Prideful, Friendly, Extroverted.
Selected Users: Ugetsu, Yamamoto, Squalo, Colonnello, Bluebell, Schnitens Brabanters, Glo Xinia
Quote: “He must not only take the Lightning, but also the damage of the family, like a Lightning Rod.”
Ability: Hardening (Firming)
Flame Color: Green
Common Weapon: Conductive Weapons
Earth Flame Rival: Mountain
Personality Traits: Crybaby, Silly, Somewhat Stupid, Clingy, Emotional, Accidentally Strong, Perverted.
Selected Users: Lampo, Lambo, Levi A. Than, Verde, Ghost, Ganauche III, Gamma
Quote: “Destroying the misfortune that attacks the family with their own body, they become the Sun that shines brightly upon an area.”
Ability: Activity (Stimulation and Augmentation)
Flame Color: Yellow
Common Weapon: Body
Earth Flame Rival: Forest
Personality Traits: Loud, Hyperactive, Exuberant, Strong, Friendly, Outgoing, Get’er Done attitude, Proud.
Selected Users: Knuckle, Ryohei, Lussuria, Reborn, Daisy, Brow Nie Jr., Gingerbread, Irie
Quote: “Creating something from nothing, and nothing from something; thus bewildering the enemy to render the family’s true form intangible with deceit.”
Ability: Construction (Creation)
Flame Color: Indigo
Common Weapon: None/Random
Earth Flame Rival: Desert
Personality Traits: Sneaky, Manipulative, Slippery, Obsessive, Single-minded, Powerhungry, Creative, Unusual, Not what they Seem.
Selected Users: Daemon Spade, Mukuro, Mammon, Fran, Viper, Torikabuto, Bouche Croquette, Genkishi
Quote: “To be aloof, drifting Clouds that protect the family from and independent standpoint, and whom nothing can ever bind.”
Ability: Propagation (Reproduction and Growth)
Flame Color: Purple
Common Weapon: Paired Weapons. Usually “backup” for their own body.
Earth Flame Rival: Glacier
Personality Traits: Shy/Anti-social, Shifty, Uncompromising, Demanding, Strong, Prideful, Organized, Pitiless.
Selected Users: Alaude, Hibari, Gola, Skull, Kikyo, Visconti
This bit is for funsies if you want to play with it:
Some of the problems with the above chart come from the personality ranges. While they are a typical personality you’d find in someone with that kind of flame, it’s not always the case. How a child grows up, and who they are can significantly change how they act. These just tend to be the natural course of things if it isn’t tampered with.
The Arcobaleno tend to be the reverse of the usual listings, personality wise, and even weapon wise. Reborn, the Sun, actually uses a Gun instead of his own body. He’s very quiet, and sharp tongued. Not things you typically see in Suns. However, when he gets an idea into his head he can be his own form of enthusiastic about it. Really getting into it beyond what might be healthy for others. He’s still proud, still gets things done, and even still a friendly person. It’s just been ‘twisted’ from the average view of a Sun guardian.
The same thing happens with quite a few others; Fon is quiet instead of temperamental and uses his body instead of ranged weaponry, Colonello is loud and rambunctious and very much a Sunny disposition, but also uses guns instead of swords. The only Arcobaleno who actually follow the general theme tend to be the Sky Guardians, but being Sky Guardians they tend to steer their own course. The absence of weird, in this case, begets weird.
Xanxus, and Byakuran also do this, Sky flames again. They’re both weaklings gone strong (Xanxus, believe it or not, was a kid at one time, and Byakuran didn’t always have his powers), both defiantly independent, and follow the general gist of Sky users. The only problem is that these personality traits have been, again, twisted by how they were raised. Byakuran is friendly, but in a way that puts people off-kilter. Xanxus is… a very angry guy who never stopped being angry.
The 9th Guardians are downplayed too much to get a frim grasp, but they seem to be creative uses and versions of the usual personality. Where the Sun Guardian looks like a bit of a nerdy type, he seems to be the ‘information gatherer’ which means Brow Nie is likely the outgoing type, who has a lot of connections. That seems quite fitting for a Sun user, although he’s not exactly like Ryohei or Lussuria. It’s all a matter of taking the basics and screwing them up just enough to make them different, instead of carbon copies for every family.
Weapons tend to be of a ‘type’ commonly seen with the users, but having something different is a large quirk. It’s not totally a huge deal to have a different weapon type, but to have one is to be really ‘weird’ for your type of flame and can mark you as heavily unique in that area. Rain users are nearly always shown with bladed weapons, and to see one with a gun like Colonello makes you acknowledge how special and different he is by simply being an Arcobaleno. You just don’t see it happening, unless it’s someone who is already messing with the ideals, or needs something to make them unique enough to be special. Mary Sue’s do tend to try and make themselves very special in a lot of different places, so if you are unique in too many areas you might be considered one. Take this in mind when choosing a weapon, it can help balance you out.
The opponent flames in Earth Flames tend to instead of being plain opposites in everything, more like sister flames in personality type. They act very much alike despite a few quirks, and could be siblings from how they interact. The flames themselves however either match up well (such as Swamp and Storm both destroying things) or block each other handily (Mountain flames versus Electrical flames allow them to ground them, and make them mostly useless unless creative measures are taken.) So they are neither complete opposites nor perfectly aligned. They seem to be more complementary than anything.
As a rule, the most common flame type tend to be Mist, with multiple Mist users in most family lines. They seem to exist pretty much anywhere with any personality, with Thunder and Sun coming up close second because of their frankly supporting natures. Storm flames, Rain Flames, and Cloud flames tend to be less common, usually attaching to a much more specific personality type. Consider them ‘primary colors’ in this, with Mist/Thunder/Sun being the Secondary and more common colors. Sky users are supposed to be extremely rare because they seem to come from only one family line or very rarely cropping up alone, so avoid them. If you have a Sky user, please note they were born to be a Boss-type character so either be a boss, or have a REALLY GOOD REASON you shouldn’t be. They have never been seen in series as anything but a character in a Boss-position or a very high ranked position that will become a boss. They’re REALLY rare for other reasons too, so some sort of (preferably extremely distant and unimportant) family line back to Giotto might be in your favor here. Otherwise you’ll have to have a very strong personality and a pointedly leader-type disposition to really have a Sky flame appear in a non-Vongola bloodline.
First off here is a list of current Box Weapon Animals. Remember, box weapons are not only animals, but also actually weaponry and can even be used just to store things. People just tend to pick the animal companion route when it’s available.
Tsuna - Lion
Gokudera - Leopard
Yamamoto - Swallow, Akita
Lambo - Bull
Ryohei - Kangaroo
Chrome - Owl (Stolen from Glo Xinia)
Hibari - Hedgehog
Xanxus - Liger
Belphegor - Mink
Squalo - Shark
Levi - Manta Ray
Fran - Belphegor
Lussuria - Peacock
Byakuran - White and Black Dragons
Kikyo - Velociraptors, Spineosaurus
Daisy - Rhino
Bluebell - Shonisaurus
Torikabuto - Sea Snakes
Zakuro - T-Rex
Basil - Dolphin
Dino - Pegasus, Turtle
Gingerbread - Spiders
Genkishi - Spectral Nudiblanc
Gamma - Foxes
Rasiel - Bats
Glo Xinia - Owl, Giant Squid
Bianchi - Scorpions
Nigella - Demon Bear
Baishana - Cobra, Stag Beetle
Olgert - Elephants, Pelican
Dendro - Boar
Verde - Lobster, Squid, Starfish
Lal Mirch - Centipede
Random Grunts - Moths, Wasps, Fireflys, Hornets, Praying Mantises, Partridge, Moles, Hyenas, Vampire Bats.
No Owner - Tiger
Reborn - Chameleon*
Verde - Crocodile*
Luce - Squirrel*
Fon - Bald Uakari (Monkey)*
Skull - Armored Octopus*
Colonello - Falcon*
Mammon - Frog/Oroburous*
Shamal - Trident Mosquitoes*
Now as you can see above, all of these animals are ‘taken’. Characters are using them in series, and it’s considered somewhat rude to have an animal that’s the same as someone else’s character without permission. Some of these animals are merely “sidekicks” but they count as well, I marked them with an asterisk. You can do it, but people might frown on it because the animal is supposed to reflect someone’s inner self, and copies make you feel cheaper about yourself, and problems might happen around it. Jealousy and all that.
The animals listed under Grunts are mass produced, low class weapons (Rank C or D) and can be used by just about anyone without fear of imitation. (Rank A or B) are more special animals, crafted specifically for their owners, or just having one or two created of them. The higher the rank, the less likely they are to be copied. Xanxus’s liger? Not even a slight chance you might have a copy of Bester. None. The Tiger listed had no owner in series, but was still existent. You should probably avoid using it.
Something to remember is “Flame type” can completely change how an animal is used, and how it looks. If someone has your animal type, it may be worth your time to research that animal and find out how to use a different flame to make a different animal type. The original inventors, Koenig, Innocenti, and Verde were working off the original research of Gepetto Lorenzini, so your box weapon was likely made by one of them.
Box weapons come in single flavors. Each one is built to respond only to a single flame type. Having a Storm Leopard like Uri means only storm flames will open the box. Yamamoto cannot open the box, because he is a Rain Flame user. It’s like a key. The box will refuse him entirely. Sky flames can open anything because they’re harmony and have all of the wavelengths inside it. Unless it’s a Sky box, it’s like using a lock pick. Your flame has to both power up the animal and unlock it through sheer force. So the power that gets to the animal is limited. This means Sky opened boxes that aren’t sky flame, are weaker than the original flame would be.
There are quite a few animals that are not listed, but in the roleplay community at large are considered stupidly common as animal companions, and pretty much the first thing everyone thinks of. Here’s a short list of those to help avoid being kind of uncreative. Of course this isn’t to STOP you from using these animals if you really want to, just giving you an idea of how very popular they are because they are so easy to list.
Wolves, Foxes, Huskeys, Large Cats (especially Cloud Leopards, Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Black Panthers, Cheetahs, and Ocelots), Otters, Mythical Creatures (Gryffins, Phoenixes, Dragons, and Unicorns ), Predatory Birds (Especially Falcons and Eagles) and Raccoons.
This is taken from other Fandoms, as well as the Furry Community as the most popular, everyone-wants-one type of animal and are very typical as a choice. You may want to search farther afield for something new and interesting if you see something on this list, but if you feel you have a valid reason and love your animal, there’s no reason why this should stop you!
Tattoos, Piercings, and Scars:
This was covered before, but give it some mafia consideration now. If they’re from a family who has tattoos as a introduction thing, they will be marked as from that family. Ex-families, or anything else can be shown with this.
Scars are very good for a fighter as well, and being in the mafia means you very likely have this going on. KHR shows plenty of scarred beasts, from Xanxus to Yamamoto, and to not have one, or a quirk, some special screw up is almost unheard of. Losing limbs is not uncommon, replacing parts of bodies, and nearly dying. There are very interesting ways a character gets their scars, and they are usually shown in their history. Make sure not to leave out this fantastic history writing tool! Also remember, the scar across the eye, or in places where it doesn’t really blemish the character because they are too handsome for that, it’s unoriginal and ehh… But KHR tends to do that to their handsome people, so it’s really up to you. Piercings of course are fun too, have fun with them!
Besides your box weapon, which is for roleplay based in the Future Arc unless Box weapons become relevant again or you play with timelines or otherwise have a plot hole, you need a normal weapon. Remember my notes up above about which weapons are seen with which flames? Yep. There’s a reason for that.
Looking at the weapons used by the characters, they tend to use weapons which are similar to each other by flame type. I’ll go into more detail here about what I meant about those types.
Sky uses just about anything, since it’s such a versatile flame, and a leader flame, it’s strongly independant. This means that being constrained about their weapon would make them a little less different, or unique which is bad for Sky. Any weapon is fairly easy to see a sky user use, from boomerangs, to forks, to staffs, because the flame class is so well balanced, funny considering its ability.
Storm users tend to be midrange weapon users, things that can be thrown or are projectile are favored. See the bow and arrow, the bombs, and knives. They’re all long range, because Storm users while heavy on Attack, are low on Defense. They go down first unless they are fighting another Storm type. Zakuro for instance is very strong because his defense is higher than other Storm users due to a special skill. They tend to be calculating and thoughtful, they over think their attacks and they need a weapon that will keep their mind in check long enough for them to just shoot already. The Bow makes them cover lots of things at once, wind speed, distance, trajectory, aiming, and strength. It gives them enough to think about that they won’t talk themselves out of a shot because they’ll be too busy employing their minds to calculation.
Rain is tactless, their weapons are sharp and to the point. They have no need for anything except attack, because their speed and defense is already maxed. They don’t need anything they have to think about, they prefer things their body already knows how to use by muscle memory. Straight forward blades, and attacks, all the way. Sure they might get a little fancy with different types of sword fighting, but in the end all they want to do is fight, and fight now with weapons that can clash and spark. It’s a metaphor for their mind as well, Yamamoto uses a sword with one blunt side, his dense friendly side, and a sharp side, the sharp eyed hawk we get when he fights. Squalo uses a two sided blade, with a sharp point at the end. He’s all teeth, all violence, 24/7 and above. You don’t mess with a Rain user, because they will simply stab the issue and walk off. Why bother with tact?
Thunder uses weapons which conduct electricity, because that is their strength. Using the lightning to attack others a little more easily. They also usually have a defensive weapon. Levi has umbrellas to reflect attacks, and imitate a sword. He can block things with them, and then use them to conduct his electricity attacks. Lampo uses his shield to ground himself because his body can handle attacks, but Lambo’s horns let him charge them up and rush people. They are MADE of defense, pure bullheaded strength, and will handle any attack on themselves with grace. Nothing can put them down except their own minds, and they usually aren’t so fond of a fight as they quite should be, so they tend to have weapons that are useful for other things. Like feeling handsome (Lambo) or keeping the wet off (Levi).
Sun users think weapons are a joke, basically. Their bodies are their temples, and they train them to peak performance, partially why they work so well with Cloud users. They however do occasionally supplement themselves. I’d suggest extra padding, armor for exceptionally weak points like Lussuria’s knee, or things that just make them hit harder. Brass knuckles for instance, or special shoes. Maybe gear for the type of sport they enjoy. Really Sun users don’t need anything but the fists God gave ‘em to whup someone, so don’t look to weapons if you’re a sun user.
Mist users are the joker card class. They aren’t balanced, but they can appear to be if they hide their weak spots right. That means, Mist users choose weapons that are good for their unique strategy. Mukuro for example chose his because it allowed him to take over bodies, his primary means of attack. They are low on defense, low on attack as well, so both of these options are very popular for weapons to cover. Choose something nice and tricky for a mist user. You want to confuse and irritate as well as balance your premade weak points.
Cloud might not admit having anything in common, but the most common theme is duality. Alaude uses handcuffs, which come in pairs, Hibari uses tonfa in pairs. These are supplimented by their own bodies, the weapons are an extension of them, not simply a throw away like a Storm user might use. Cloud users usually have strong bodies, they are usually fit and trim because as independent and kind of vicious assholes, they wouldn’t want to depend on anyone. They can take a beating, easily, the thing they want is to be able to give a harsher beating to anyone who dares step on their territory. They are kind of a tank so chose a weapon that supplies extra violence and blunt trauma to their already fierce attacks. Blunt, because it hurts more, and you can come back for another concussion later.
Skills are a unique little area for KHR, in the mafia that little unique bit of self makes for better use of you on the battlefield. You’re going to be fighting a lot, a lot, and assassinations tend to go better if you can surprise your prey. So unique talents are trained up into special attacks. This can be really weird stuff too, so have fun with this stuff.
Some examples seen in here include Bianchi’s Cooking, Shamal’s Illnesses, Birds and his Birds, I-Pin and her Buns, Morietti and his dying, and more. They all take something fairly innocuous, something every day, and turn whatever talent or curse they have into the art of attack. Bianchi’s ability to make poisons makes her a keen talent, Shamal uses his Illnesses to keep others in check. All supplemental to their usual weaponry, but kind of a signature move. It’s primarily useful for characters who do not have a flame, to try and put them on the level of the others.
Try picking up something cool in your everyday life that you or the character really enjoys and put a spin on it to make it violent or effective as a weapon/defense. Anything can be a weapon, Riddick taught us this using a teacup, learn from him. Do you like Teddybears? Make them Murderbears. How about a specific food item? Suddenly they are deadly. You have a hobby? Yes? Kill people with it, or use it to keep people from killing you.
It’s a violent world out there, get ready to smack it back. Be light on these extra powers, they aren’t meant as anything more than a one-trick-pony. If you have flames, you’ll probably dump them or they will become minor. Don’t overpower your character, keep an eye out for balance.
Holy shit I have done too much research for this, I hope someone uses it.