I’d go for diligence embodied or curiosity embodied.
I’d probably go for straight shapeshifter through psychic manipulation of one’s physical constitution. I’d use this to give myself whatever enhancement was most useful for the task at hand. For example say one had to do something that required more limbs than two. I’ve grow more limbs with the proper osteological and other inner physical architecture.
This sounds like boundless inner world creation to me. Granted no ones inner world is truly boundless because one’s mental and psychological resources are finite but even so a great deal can be contained in a single inner mind space
Before making my choice I’d ask the three goddesses to swear on the river styx that regardless what I choice I made they would not take offense or take any action agnaist me. Once they swore as much I’d make my decision. My decision would be that each goddess is beautiful but for being whom can assume any form they wish to compete with each other is senseless and a waste of time that could be employed more productively. This I’d say in the most diplomatic yet direct terms possible before offering a sacrifice to each goddess as thanks for their time and patience.
Well I’ve actually given this and like questions a considerable amount of thought. My first powers would be from the Naruto series: I’d chose Minato Namikazes flying raijin jutsu to get from place to place instantly but with my own version of his jutsu formula, next would be naruto uzumakis abilities to sense negative emotions in others and his ability to transfer his energy (chakra as it’s referred to therein) and lastly his ability to create copies of himself. Next would be Fairy Tail specifically Irene Belserion I’d take her ability to give objects properties they do not naturally possess. I’d also take the ability of dragon slayers generally to consume an element to replenish their energy (with my element being light) that way whenever I’m outside I can feed directly off the sunlight. Finally from Bleach I’d take Sosuke Aizens analytical acumen in order to reinvigorate my own.
@K5S14 I appreciate the suggestion but even if I did segment my replies I'd just make each longer to compensate.
@Agent Facultas Thank you for including me and for making an exception for Togekiss whom like I said would merely be a candidate for my team as I would indeed capture (or more likely hatch) Togepi. As far as trading for team members I'd be open to that as long as the trades as equitable. Just a heads up though I work a part-time/full-time job so I might not participate/contribute as much as others.
What is your Name/Alias?: James (I chose not to give myself a last name because I’ve never done that in any Pokémon game and see no reason to alter that pattern here)
Version (Pleasant or Vile): I'd go with a pleasant version because while I can’t deny that putting ones opponents, foes, and enemies on edge from the outset of battle is no small advantage yet it seems that making one’s own Pokémon stronger makes more sense (even if neither option is very sporting).
Alignment: I'd generally be on the side of good but my allegiance would always be to nature itself
Appearance: I'd probably stick with my real-world appearance with a few minor alterations. 5’10, fairly muscular, platinum blonde hair, with biochromatic eyes (one vibrant green and other being the being coal black), and with a tan that suggests one that spends most of his time outdoors traveling.
Personality: I'd probably stick with my real world personality which is to say: extreme curiousity and attention to detail, a willingness to push himself to the limit, a need to help people in need whenever possible, a reverential respect for nature and its creatures, a countenance that is extremely withdrawn but with a fiery relentless temper that I try and keep contained, lastly if there is something I don’t know I will not hesitate to acknowledge the fact (ignorance is not something to ashamed of but neither it is a state one should allow to persistent for any length of time).
Age: My character and I would be my real-world age which is nearly 26 years old and have seen much of the world.
Are you a boy or a girl? (Gender): Male
Occupation: formal occupation Warehouse laborer casual but obsessive researcher, scientist, philosopher, and general inquirer into all matters in existence.
My starter Pokémon would be Electabuzz from generation I whom I'd train to be as fast as its species is capable of being with attack power on par with its speed and with endurance enough to outlast the toughest of opponents. I'd have Electabuzz learn attacks for all three distances in battle (long, medium, and short range). For example I'd have it learn thunderbolt and Electroball for long and medium range combat (and train it to be as accurate as the best sharpshooters with both) and Thunderpunch for short range. I'd also have it learn Iron Tail for all three ranges as well as as a defensive measure if necessary. Brick Break is a must for any Pokémon that can learn it. Lastly would be Hyper Beam as a last resort should the enemy prove strong enough to warrant so risky a gamble. I'd try to get Electabuzz to evolve as soon as possible because that gives me Electivire which is both very strong and has access to both Rock slide, Darkest Lariat, and Stumping Tantrum. Finally as part of its training I'd make sure Electivire was smart enough to battle by itself if I was not present. Regardless I'd try and capture an Electabuzz whose ability was Motor drive because then one can fully capitalize on its typing and stats as well as punish any opponent foolish enough to attack an Electric type opponent (my Electabuzz) with an electric type attack. My next pokemon would be one that could cover as much potential weaknesses of Electivire's as possible while also providing bait for any potential electric attacks that electivire would take the brunt of thus providing cover and chances for surprise retaliatory attacks (ideal candidates would be Corviknight, Celesteela, Togekiss, Dragonite, or Braviary to name a few examples).
1. Write down a power / ability you desire.
The power I most desire would be Teleportation.
Teleportation because, once I'd mastered it to a sufficient extent to travel from wherever I am to wherever I want and/or need to go, I could dispense with other means of transportation (be they cars, buses, and potentially even planes). My method of teleportation would basically be the same one that Tobirama Senju invented and that later Minato Namikaze (both from the Naruto universe) brought to such renown. That is I'd carry with me small pieces of paper with my teleportation formula (tags for short) and leave those wherever I wished to teleport. Mainly I'd place the tags at home, at my place of work, in the homes of my various relatives, just outside such places as grocery stores, barbershops, and other such establishments. I could also use teleportation at my place of work to move objects to certain locations from their current location to our loading bay. My main worries with this power would be making sure not to misplace my tags and making sure I don’t teleport when unconscious because then I might not be able to teleport back upon regaining consciousness.
2. Write down the physiology you want.
My ideal physiology would be Living Database. Honestly I already feel like one more often then not but it would be nice to be one formally. I’m already in insatiably curious about virtually every there is (except for sports, there all I know is that one should enjoy oneself at whatever sport one finds most enjoyable) and have devoted myself to perpetual research, contemplation, exploration, and aggregation of as much knowledge as I can get my hands on. Anything I don’t know I acknowledge as such and seek to learn about it. That being said I try to limit my scope of investigation to learning all there is about useful topics. As far as I’m concerned if a topic is too arcane for conversation with the average person then it’s utility is virtually nonexistent.
Honestly I can't pick any one game I'd prefer to be trapped in but this much I can say. Firstly that I would like to be trapped in a game that even after being beaten one can continue playing thereafter because that is usually when one can fully explore the world of the game in detail. Secondly I'd probably go with any of the Pokemon games or Assassins Creed 2. Pokemon because I've been a fan of theirs practically my entire life and AC2 because while for the most part its not the most challenging of games it would still be a chance to explore Early Renaissance Italia as well as meet and learn from Leonardo Da Vinci (a chance no one with any pretense to intelligence would be willing to pass up). As for how one might become entrapped in a video game that I wouldn't and don't really care about. This much I will though I'd prefer to be trapped in any pokemon game so long as one can travel between different regions because Pokemon is the game that's fascinated me the most and upon which I've lavished more thought than most any other fictional universe.
Well personally if I were to create a physiological state it would be one where one can control one’s evolutionary potential. For example I’d make it so I had active avian genes (for wings and the hollow bones birds need to facilitate flight), along with the propionate strength of an ant, I’d also have the same healing factor of a starfish, and on top of all that I’d add my own insatiable curiosity and equally bottomless work ethic. Finally I’d make it so that my brain became a quantum computer, that way information retention and access would be immensely increased plus quantum computer are supposed to be incalculably better at multitasking than their present counterparts, but with the same dimensions are my current brain. With all this I’d continue serving the public and by degrees continue refining my methods (physically, mentally, and otherwise).
First would be pokemon, second would be fairy tail, then Yugioh, bleach, finishing in the DC and Marvel universes. I wouldn’t want any power except perhaps to retain any and all knowledge gained in a given universe in the next one. That said I’d probably just be content to stay and live in the Pokémon universe. Then I could travel and study a universe I’ve long been obsessively fascinated by.
Well for my species I'd go with male elven and warrior with my two weapons being dual swords (or a staff with removal blades that could be mounted at either end) and a crossbow (the bolts of which, once I'd learned how, would be coated in a type of poison that paralyzes the target but leaves them fully able to talk). As far as a skill my strongest ability would be my research and information gathering which would make Investigation my skill in my new life along Insight which comes from having a mind that works best by associating stuff with other stuff. After that would be my love of Nature which as an elf would be naturally heigthened anyway. My first order of business would be to learn as much about whatever world I've been taken as possible (it laws, customs, practices, taboos, politics, economic system, geography, history, and so on) after all a warrior must fight for something (whether its for money or for any other motivation one thinks will carry one through the chaos of battle). Once I was sufficiently skilled with my weapons by virtue of diligent solo training I'd make my services available to anyone with a wrong done against them so long as they provide food and the details I need to begin tracking down the quarry they've asked me to track down for them. After all being a mercenary while it may be more exciting also means that one will as often as not injury the innocent as often as those who actually deserve to die. As far as possible I would try and bring the target to the courts for sentencing and if the target was found guilty and was sentenced to death I'd offer to carry out the sentence in exchange for a small fee from the court in question. Yes this would technically be vigilantism but at least that is a way of making ones name, earning good will, and making a modest living all in one fell swoop.
My familiar would essentially be a female version of myself with no powers save curiosity empowerment and living database. I've become something of one myself and it would be a huge boon to have a companion that is one as well. We would conduct research into virtually all avenues of knowledge and compile a library of our findings. About the only major personality alteration I'd make would be that my familiar/companion would be my opposite emotionally. I am either very emotionally withdrawn or only display outward emotion (but either way it is because I know my purpose in life and once that was achieved most of my emotions quieted within me) so she would be a very openly emotional person. She would ideally be a dryad or other kind of nature spirit. About half a head shorter than me, blazing red coal black or platinum blonde hair, vibrant green eyes befitting a nature spirit, and well endowed. She should be between 18 and 21 years old. As far as special traits I'd probably want something like this. The closer she and I get emotionally the more like a nature spirit I become myself. I'd want to become a tree spirit like her but I'd either want to become a carpoi (grain spirits, including fruit trees) or a dryad of a weeping willow, maple, or oak tree.
Well my hybrid is one that I'm not sure appears in this wiki. My favourite hybrid would be any particularly wise dragon with a deity concerned in crafting. Normally children of deities are depicted as passing many of the same traits and proclivities to their children. If the same is true of dragon as Fairy Tail strongly indicates than the resulting hybrid would be one that is a scientist/philosopher/craftsman dragon. As someone who is already two of those things being all three would be a very cool and agreeable. One could study nature and all this wonders and would have the intelligence that characteristic of dragons (regardless of how savage they may seem) plus the crafting skills of ones divine parent would help in recreating and better understanding what one learns. Granted children of gods are normally mortal so that would put a bit of a damper on things but then all things are mortal in some sense or other so that would make ones researches that much more interesting. Additionally if one inherits physical traits from ones parents than one has at least a chance of having wings which would make getting to and/or from distant places easy once one learns how to fly. Of course dragons and deities are usually depicted as being very prone to anger, jealousy, and other lesser emotions so that be a persistent trouble for a hybrid of both races but that is something one could to control if one has the will, sufficient patience, and sufficient maturity to do so.
Personally I'd be content to live in, learn the ways of, and study just about any historical era. But as with any question involving time travel there are a few difficulties. The first and this being a particular problem with traveling into past eras is how to make certain that one reveals nothing of the future to one's new compatriots. Not to mention that regardless of whether one travels into the past of ones own nation language and its usages change over time and so words change their meaning and significance. If one does not speak a given language and cannot find a person to talk with so as to learn it then one is left adrift in a sea of information almost entirely beyond ones reach. If on the other hand one travels to the future one will have a harder time adjusting since one will not be able to entirely adapt to ones new abode no matter how thoroughly one wishes to do so. Granted all these difficulties are overcome if instead of traveling to different eras in ones present body one is born into a past or future era and/or locale. But regardless time travel is a very dangerous undertaking and one that I am both glad will likely never be realistically possible and one that is (so far as science tells us) impossible.
Because being a healer usually means experimenting with plant and animal parts to find effective treatments, cures, and therapies. Experimenting in turn usually implies some form of obscure knowledge which I cannot help but seek. Lastly a healer is someone who can either be a wanderer and preform their work far and wide or remain in one place and yet those in need of their services find them in times of need. I’d probably go both ways. I’d set up a hospital/clinic/laboratory/library but quest far and wide for ingredients, materials, and useful manuscripts. If someone sought me out I’d tend to the sick and/or injured party in their home for the sake of not aggravating their illness by unnecessary travel. I would not charge money but would instead accept food and local plants, fungi, soil samples, and other materials for my research back in my place of research. If anyone wished to study under or with me I’d accept under a vow similar to that of Hippocrates.
I suppose it could very well get awkward but that depends on if the vampires weakness to religious symbols were actually the case. Because churches are public buildings a vampire wouldn’t necessarily have to worry about being or not being invited in. If the vampire could control their appetites than I see no reason why anyone that knew the vampire prior to their being turned should feel any less uneasy than they would normally. Of course all of this is rather optimistic plus new vampires are usually not quite as good at controlling themselves as older vampires
Well I probably wouldn’t be able to chose and would bring all pantheons into reality. That way every religion would finally have physical and divine representation. Plus I admit I’ve long puzzled over the question of whether deities from different religions could interact with each other outside of the interactions of their children and/or third parties. The Greek deities were largely subsumed by Rome when it conquered Greece and the Aegean Sea but was that an exceptional case or was it more typical than is generally thought. On the other hand when Europeans first came to the New world they surpassed many Native American and First Nations religions and their attendant practices.
Above virtually all else I cannot help but wonder whether how polytheism and monotheism interact on the divine plane. Normally monotheistic deities are depicted as lacking true physical form so it seems most likely emissaries would be necessary for semi-direct communication.
I admit I’ve long been fascinated by vampires but given how much there is still to learn about life beneath the waves that seems far more intriguing. Besides life on Earth evolved first in water and only much later became first amphibious then “land based and oxygen breathing” (A Short History of Nearly Everything By: Bill Bryson). If I could be a merperson than I could explore the seas at my liberty and catalogue, study, and collate information land based humans can gather only at tremendous expense.
Sounds pretty good to me. After all with all the pollution that virtually every nation produces I’d but need to relocate to any industrial center, the more industrial the better. That way I could make the most of my power.