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In Mutants and Masterminds: Hero Academy, the player characters take on the roles of teen aged super heroes trying to balance their lives between homework, social obligations, secret identities and, of course, who to ask to the next school dance all while trying to stay off the radar of the faculty at Claremont Academy.

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Mutants & Masterminds

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  2. Cosima sniffed as though completely dismissing Keiko's comment about Autumn giving her a run for her moment, but she gave the girl sharing the backseat with her an encouraging grin and appreciative once-over. "You're wearing it very right, Autumn." She shook her head in bafflement, the golden hoops in her ears swinging and glittering in the sunlight. "If you have this in your closet, why do you always dress a bare a step up from a hobo? This is far more fetching." Cosima snuggled back into the plush seat and crossed her legs, idly swinging a strappy stiletto shoe from her toes as she glanced around the back of the customized SUV to see what options and accessories it had. She rolled her amethyst eyes at Keiko's exuberant exhortation. "So, what do have planned first, for this evening, Tatiana?"
  3. Richard Alexander Reynes

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    Rick chuckled and inwardly sighed. It was probably best that someone like Bastion did consider something like that getting her back, as it could be so much worse, and escalate quickly. "Alright so let's get some food, then go catch a movie. Might be abit boring compared to the girls' night, but who knows what will happen in this city..."
  4. For once, Keiko had no mischief at all in her reply. She leaned around and favored Autumn with a big grin. "You look amazing, actually. Giving Cosima a run for her money, in my books. Way to go!" She gave Autumn a big thumbs up...and then another three or four for good measure...and then sat back in the humvee's overlarge, comfy seat. "Lets get this thing going! Drive over some cars!"
  5. Sebastian set his phone in his pocket. "Uber is ten away. According to Cosima's FaceSpace her and the girls are 'clubbing'. Which I think is totally unfair... we'd have to wait in line for hours and all they gotta do is show some skin and get in right away. It's just so hard being a guy in Current Year, bro. We barely get any perks for being objectified..." "Speaking of skin, did you flash Keiko last week?" Rick asked. "Dude, no! That's been totally blown out of proportion," he raised his hands to fend off any accusations and set the record straight. "I just got out of the shower, she was knocking on my door, and I answered. I had a towel on, I swear. She squeaked, snapped a quick pic and ran off, disappearing down the hallway. Literally." "You should have known better, 'Bastian," Rick shook his head. "She's already notorious for pranks." "S'okay, I got her back. I straightened every single one of her paper clips. And I mean straight. Super strength is awesome. "You super villain, you..." Curtis said while shaking his head.
  6. Autumn Evermore / Spellstone

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    It took a moment for the others to recognize that the girl walking toward the humvee was actually Autumn.. For virtually the entirety of the time the other girls had known Autumn, all they had every seen her in was sandals, jeans, simple tees and her green jacket that looked like army surplus, as fashion was clearly never much of a concern for her. Tonight though, somehow, she actually displayed some fashion sense wearing a short, strapless, flowy black romper with faint silver embellishing. The romper did not even reach mid-thigh, leaving her legs bare save for the strappy wedges she wore, while on top her shoulders were totally bare, accented by a set of dangley silver chain earrings and, of course, her every-present necklace bearing the Spellstone, while in her hands she carried a small, silver and black clutch. Autumn had even managed to aptly apply a smokey eye and a nude lipstick, which was simple, but worked for her, and a soft. fruity and flora aroma lingered about her, which Cosima instantly recognized as Poppy by Coach. She even had on makeup and perfume! Autumn carefully climbed in and took a seat, pausing for a moment as the others stared at her, unsure if this was their friend or not. "What?" she asked, turning to look behind and then down at herself, suddenly unsure if if there was a tear, stain or some other issue with her attire. "Did I do something wrong? Am I wearing this wrong?" she asked worriedly.
  7. Cosima scrunched up her nose as Tatiana's pimped out ride pulled up the drive. Where she lived and the circles she moved in, she was more than used to seeing customized vehicles, even if she preferred luxury, classical, and sport cars over massive trucks and SUVs, but that colour was just hideous. She really had believed Tats had better taste than that. But her mouth dropped open in speechless shock as Redneck Keiko clomped into view with her mud-covered boots. Oh, God! That better be mud! Cosima was simply stunned for a moment. Time to get ready for a day and night on the town, and she'd come dressed like that? Where did she even find farm clothes like that? No! No, it was completely unacceptable! Cosima shook her head and with the staccato click of heels, she hustled over to the rear driver-side door. There was just a hint of a pause, as though she had expected the door to open on its own or that someone would open it for her, then she carefully navigated the chrome steps and slide into the hulking Humvee. Settling into the plush seating, she pointed a finger at Keiko, a soft magenta glow beginning to bloom. "Keiko! I'm 'porting you back to your room! That is not-" Cosima blinked as Keiko leaned around the front seat from playing with the radio and beamed her an innocent smile. "Oh! Well!" Cosima harrumphed and folded her arms beneath her breasts. "Okay, then." "... by Taylor Swift, which moved up five spots on the Top 40 from last week. Before we bring you our next song, some news from Hollywood. Vida Vandersteen, a Danish Princess, model, and actress, has signed with Warner Brothers to play Star Sapphire, a character associated with Green Lantern, in a yet untitled movie. Not part of the main DCEU, early rumors suggest it could be the first in a separate Cinematic Universe focusing on the various Lantern Corps. Vida, one of social media darling Cosima Vandersteen's older sisters, has been known mainly for parts in indy flicks. This is her first role in a potential summer blockbuster. The openly gay Vida first appearances were on The Real Housewives of Emerald City and The Royal Vandersteens. Currently married to Amber Heard, Vida has previously been linked to..." Cosima rolled her eyes while tapping away on her phone as the Ryan Seacrest-like host gossiped a bit more about her sister's love life before heading back to the Top 40 with Drake. "Vida is really not that bad. She gets linked to any known or rumored gay or bi woman she's seen with in public. She's only been married, like, twice. Not like Freja." Cosima snorted at the thought of the youngest of her older sisters, a former Olympian Equestrian and now a Top Ten Tennis Player. "Every rumor you've heard is probably true and then some. I'm glad she has the other tower at Sonnenspiegel Castle."
  8. Curtis Shane

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    Curtis restrained a wince at hearing of Sebastian's... assignment submission. The worst part was that these two were still more preferable companions than the Astoviks. Even if the brawnier teen really did come across as a Montanan hick stereotype at times. "I think the obvious option are the movies, for one. I don't really care where we eat." Sebastian's mention of Shock's hirelings had him thinking. "That depends on if their authority figures approved of it - or are accepting of failure. Dr. Shock is not likely to be pleased that we reversed his success."
  9. "Yeah... my mom was not pleased to hear about that, I've never been in trouble at school before. She thought all you guys might be a bad influence on me." Sebastian scratched the back of his head. "They sorta left out the part where we fended off a kidnapping. Bet Larrup and the others didn't get read the riot act..."
  10. Richard Alexander Reynes

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    Rick nodded "Not very many do, man. I can only hope they find people one day who treat them the same as they treat everyone else." He shrugged as if to let their laughter and words do nothing. "Alright man we can go hit up somewhere for food, but there has to be something more fun to do in this city, that won't get us in the office again being threatened to be booted from the academy." He looked to Curtis. "We can figure something out as we eat i guess."
  11. "Oh shit, yer right." Keiko's 'hillybilly' outfit evaporated, leaving her in sunglasses and a trendy tanktop with the logo of a downtown club on it and white shorts and sneakers. That was...maybe what she was really wearing? "Cool. Drive on, my noble savage coastal elite, and turn on the radio so we can hear the music of our people. Top forty! Woo!"
  12. Tatiana Antonovna Balankova

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    "Keiko, aside from Connie and maybe Autumn, we are all pretty much hoity toity coastal elite types.' Tats shakes her head "Look where we live"
  13. Keiko went hyuck hyuck and brought a foot up to inspect it more closely. "Well shoot, little pardner, this here's nature...raw and beautiful. Keeps the crops growing. Keeps the soil humid. Gives them nightcrawlers somethin' to eat so we can go fishin' later and Ma can cook it up. The stuff of life, right here on my boot." She fluffed her hair under the ridiculous hat. "As for my wardy-robe, why I just figured we needed some real heartland fashion present, so folks didn't think we were all hoity-toity Hollywood coastal elite types." Though the image of prairie dirt was convincing to look at, there was a lack of odor that undercut the verisimilitude of the whole thing. Keiko hadn't figured out a clever way to get around that yet. There was only so much messing with electromagnetic fields and radiation could do, after all.
  14. Tatiana Antonovna Balankova

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    Tatiana watched Sergey and Andrei drive off in the black Escalde then she climbed in to the drivers seat of the huge blue HumVee. She was texting the girls that the ride had arrived whenthe passenger dor opene and Keiko climbed in. Tats bow furrowed as she studied her friend. "что за черт! Why do you look like the straw man for the Oz movie? And what is that on your boots?!?"
  15. Earth-38... There must have been a hundred people floating in the space above the massive background of the sapphire oceans and cotton swirls of Earth's clouds. Creating a blockade were several men and women of various alien species sheathed in a greenish aura in black and green outfits with a strange crest on their chest. Their opposition were numerous men and woman all of various species in similar attire, sheathed in yellow, also with a strange sigil on their chests. "You're wasting your time, Jordan! This sector will be mine! The Earth will not withstand my might!" Yelled a thin, but toned purple alien man, who didn't seem to be hindered by the vacuum of space as long as the yellow energy surrounded him. "Heard it all before Sinestro," A man, obviously this 'Jordan', Sinistro was addressing. "You practice that same speech in the mirror every morning?" "Spare me what passes for your wit, you are outmatched!" The purple man raised his hand and motioned for his troops to attack, but they were still. From behind them all a ship wavered and decloaked, it's cannons already charging up for a powerful blast aimed that a green barricade. "Quantum singularity cannons, Jordan. I didn't come to take over the Earth, I came to destroy it. I've grown so tired of our endless games..." "Form up!" Jordan screamed and the soldiers in green all huddled close, held out their hands and a ring forged from a green hued metal glowed with power and a massive shield of energy formed in front of the Earth, just large enough to stop the blasts from that ship, hopefully. "Bring down that shield!" Sinistro commanded and his yellow troops al extended their arms and blasted beams of pure yellow energy out from rings similar to the ones the green guys were wearing. The shield held, but the more power the enemy pushed with, the more strain the green shield bearers exerted to keep it up. With an explosion of the sound of the quantum singularity cannons pierced the battlescape with the shockwave that staggered everyone but those bracing for the impact. The purplish-black orbs of pure quantum energy raced towards the shield of green and slammed against it with the power of the meteor that obliterated the dinosaurs. Energy crackled and blinded everyone on all sides. The power of Will, mingled with the power of Fear combined with the energy generated by a quantum singularity created a chain reaction and an explosion that sent everyone flying in all directions... but the shield held. The Earth was safe. "It held!" shouted a massive alien, named Kilowog. "Jordan! We need to take out that ship..." Kilowog looked around. "Jordan? Hal? HAL!" There was an erie silence and calm across the battlefield... Hal Jordan and Sinistro were nowhere to be seen... Earth Prime... Hal Jordan and Sinistro appeared through the event horizon of the singularity created by the mingling of energies. Unconscious like green and yellow comets they barreled towards Earth. Their shields held as they spiraled towards the ground and caught fire in the atmosphere. Down the plummeted, faster and faster, until terminal velocity became their new cruising speed.
  16. Sebastian looked to the passing twins, then to Rick, then back to the twins. "Wow. I really don't like those two." He clapped his hands. "So, Big Belly Burger? Big Kahuna Burger? Any other place with 'Big' in the name? The night is ours, guys. No way can we let the ladies have more fun than us, we'll never hear the end of it." Apparently eating was the most fun the country boy from Montana could muster up in a city as large as Emerald City.
  17. Curtis was reluctant to hang out with the two jocks, but in all honesty he hadn't anything better to do with his evening. He was compiling some code for a few projects, but with the computing power of the average Dell laptop and his rather meager budget, it would still be several hours before he could review the data. When in Rome, popped in his mind, but then again he was in Central California. They weren't the worst to hang out with, they even tolerated his rather abrasive attitude (which he was not oblivious to having). Having never had firends before, the young genius wasn't quite sure what to make of them and had resorting to simply considering their interactions as one large social experiment. They all met in front of the dorm several minutes later, Curtis didn't really need to shower and get ready, so he took some time to shoot twenty seven consecutive three pointers from various points around the court using nothing more than math and minimal arm strength. Frankly he didn't see what the big deal was. "Up to no good, we hope," they heard as they were huddled up still deciding on a place to go. The Astovik twins were approaching them with that typical, predatory glare in their eyes that announced they were looking for someone or something to crucify. Autumn seemed to be taking the lead, with her sister only a stride behind looking more irate than usual. They were impeccably dressed to the nines, like they were heading to a boardroom meeting with the Kardashians to see who could be shallow and lie about their plastic surgery with better proficiency. Summer's red leather skirt seemed like her typical cry for everyone to pay attention to her, but her sister, as always, seemed a bit more sensible in that her blue skirt was simple, stylish cotton. Summer's black hair was flowing freely past her shoulders while Autumn's was bound back tightly in a ponytail with not a single strand out of place. "I highly doubt I'm interrupting anything important," Autumn said with tones as chill as a winter wind. There was never much emotion in her voice, which made it impossible to tell if she was serious or trying at humor. "Have either of you three seen Malory, by chance? My sister and I have business with him." "Business? I'm going burn the little bastard to cinders is what I'm going to do." Summer's fists exploded into flame and the fire gently licked it's way up her fore arms. An emotional outburst for the fiery Astovik was certainly nothing new for anyone to see. Autumn raised an eyebrow at the outburst but didn't really show any other sign of caring one way or the other. "Yes, well, should you see him, tell him we're looking for him. By the way, Curtis, right? I read your assignment on nano technology, very impressive." "What about mine? What did you think of mine?" Sebastion's large frame threatened to shadow the petite governor's daughter. "'They're very small, I think.,'" she quoted directly from his assignment. "Riveting stuff." "Oh good... I've been sweating that assignment all week." He looked relieved, her monotone sarcasm never even registering. Rick, who'd been quietly observing the exchange with a smirk of amusement at Sebastian's ever present cluelessness. "We were, uh, just about to head off campus and get something to eat. If Dan knows you're looking for him, with his ability to look like anybody, chances are he's not going to make the search easy. You're welcome to join us and hang out for a bit. Perhaps let things... cool off?" The Astoviks looked at each other, then looked to the three guys then back to each other and began laughing. Summer's laugh was pure condecending evil while Autumn's was nothing more than a silent, emotionless chuckle. Summer looked at Rick and managed to stop laughing long enough to share, "Yeah, no. You three combined couldn't afford a single plate at the places we go for dinner. So cute that you offered though, you're adorable," the twins began walking off. "Later losers, enjoy our grease pit."
  18. Keiko emerged from her room right on cue, clad in...weatherbeaten blue denim overalls worn over a red and black checkerboard flannel shirt? She had on a wide-brimmed straw hat, the edges of which were starting to fray, and had a long wheatstalk poking out from between herlips. Her workboots were caked in mud...or, probably mud. Hopefully mud. "Shotgun! Hee hah!" she called happily as she waved and ran over. As she trotted up to where Tats had parked her Pimp-vee, she did a catwalk turn, posed and snapped a shot of herself...then opened the passenger side front door and slipped right in. "So, where're we off to today?" Keiko asked in a drawl. "I gots to stop off at Home Depot and buy summa that fertilizer...the good stuff, stinks real good...but after that the sky's the limit. I got a coupon for McDonald's and my Subway card so I can even treat fer lunch."
  19. Saw this and Qi was the first thing that popped into my mind, thought I'd share it.
  20. Autumn Evermore / Spellstone

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    Autumn watched in a mild bit of confusion at Cosima's to Qi's admission of having never visited a mall, and then Cosimas exchange with Tatiana. She had been to a mall before with her adoptive family (usually just her sister), but it hardly seemed like the event they were making it into. Clubbing, on the other hand, Autumn had been exposed to by her adoptive sister. There was nothing quite like the experience where she was from, and it always made her feel a bit uncomfortable on the rare occasion she went with her sister to one (mostly due to feeling an obligation to her adoptive family). It was not something she would choose to do, but she understood the value of friends and allies in this new world, and that it would take effort to cultivate such relationships. Besides. She could always just turn invisible... Autumn thanked Qi for the trained and summoned a large, glowing ring at her feet that rose up over her body, causing her to vanish and appear in her room. She picked up her phone and dialed her sister. "Hello?" Tess, her adoptive sister answered. "Yes. Hello. I do not wish to imposed, but am afraid I need your help." Autumn replied. "Help? With what? Is everything okay?" Tess asked with concern. "Yes. It's just... I have made some friends here, and I need some help composing an suitable 'look' as you say. They wish to go 'clubbing'." Autumn explained. Autumn held the phone at arms length to minimize the impact of her sister's excited 'squeeee!' on her ears...
  21. Cosima gave Tatiana a nonplussed looked, pulled her phone to her chest, as though to comfort it after being fondled as it were by another's hand. She pursed her lips doubtfully at the Russian girl. While Cosima could drive, and she had sat being the wheel of various luxury or high end sports cars, she generally preferred having others drive her... Safety after all, taking selfies while driving wasn't advised - you could get in an accident, and your selfies usually turned out bad. "If you prefer to drive, Tats, I have no objection." Her amethyst eyes almost glowed with interest when Tatiana mentioned knowing a few places to go after the mall, and Cosima wondered if they were places she frequented. Cosima rolled her eyes at Keiko and held up a hand in a restraining gesture. "Fifteen minutes is barely enough time to take a very quick shower, let alone get ready and dressed for an outing. It's early yet, there's no need to rush. Take thirty minutes, forty-five. See you girls out front." Cosima gave them a small wave then disappeared with a shimmer of pink of purple light, beating them all to shower. The gorgeous, Danish lingered under the hot water, purging herself of the sweat and exertion she had suffered by proximity. 45 minutes was hardly enough time for most celebrities or royalty - actual or social media - to get ready, but you could save a lot of time when you could teleport into your clothing, or teleport it onto you, and could use telekinesis to give yourself as many hands as you needed to do your hair and make-up. Right on the forty-fifth minute ticked over, Cosima sauntered outside the dorm building with the click the 4.5 inch heeled pumps that cost more than most people's rent, maneuvering in them as easily as though she were wearing flats. She looked like she had just stepped from a salon, dressed in a striking, gem-toned, deep purple dress that ended short of her knees and flattered her curvaceous figure, dark stockings, and a wide, gold belt emphasized her narrow waist. Her make-up was flawless and subtle, barely noticeable, and her rose-gold hair was styled in an eye-catching updo. There were gold hoops hanging from her ears and several gold bracelets and bangles on each wrist. A large, pink diamond pendant nestled in her cleavage, and over a forearm hung a handbag that could cover a year or two at an ivy league college. The glamorous princess turned so the slanting sunlight struck her just so and snapped a few pics, #shopoholics #girlsnight. "Are we all ready, girls?"
  22. "Aww. We have to stop hurting and go have fun? It's like we're not even superheroes or something." Keiko pushed the stick-thingie off her lap and fell back onto her butt, waiting for the burning ache in her thighs to dissipate. Seemed like it might take a little bit though. She'd considered faking this, but a vague nagging concern that she wasn't ALWAYS going to be able to rely on illusions convinced her to actually do the thing. And now she was going to be hobbling through a mall like she had yardsticks in her legs. Thanks integrity! "Welp, I'm definitely gonna need a shower first. And bionic knees or something. Gimme fifteen minutes and I'll be good to go." With effort Keiko got to her feet and shuffled out to her room to rinse off and get some decent clothes on. She'd meet them at the truck in a few!
  23. Tatiana Antonovna Balankova

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    "Nyet!" Tats sashays over to Cosima and take her phone out of her hand. "If we are truly making this a girls night out we are going to do it in our own style and on our own" She said while thumbing a number. Then as Cosima was about to object she raised her hand palm open to shut her up and spoke into the phone as it was answered. "Da, Tatiana, Sergey, принести грузовик пожалуйста." She listened a second before continuing, "Нет, я сам диск," She laughed, "благодаря" She closed the connection and tossed the phone back to Cosima. "We will take my truck and no entourage. I will drive. After the mall I know a few places we can go." Tatiana said with a sly smile
  24. "You never been to the mall? To any mall?!" Cosima exclaimed in the same tones you would use for saying 'you have cancer?!', her head whipping around from her phone. In her surprise, Cosima's phone fell from her hand, but just before hitting the floor, it reappeared back in her grasp with a shimmer of violet light... where it promptly fell again. Cosima glared at her phone, teleporting back to her hand once more and keeping a hold on it, then turned her glare on Qi. "We wasted our time working out when you've never been to the mall?" She shook her head, perfectly styled rose-gold tresses swaying. "No, no, this won't do. We have to remedy this immediately." "Working towards a sound and fit body is never time wasted," Qi said, somewhat doubtful in the face of Cosima's shock. "You didn't even work out!" Keiko commented. Cosima shot her a furrowed-brow glance, then gestured emphatically at Qi. "That is hardly the point, don't you think? One of us has been cruelly repressed, denied a basic necessity of girlhood, and the opportunity to make it right for her is before us." Her lips formed a contemplative moue. Where to take Qi for her first time to a mall? Her thoughts went to Rodeo Drive, 5th Avenue, perhaps London, Paris, Milan, or Dubai. None were more than a long step away for her and she could take her friends with her. While she knew Tatiana came from money, and suspected Keiko did too, she wasn't sure about Spellstone, and those would be overwhelming to a mall virgin like Qi. Someplace local then. Cosima preferred Yellow Brick Row, but this wasn't about her, it was about Qi. She smiled at the girls. "I believe a trip to the Cannery is in order. You'll love it, Qi, all stalls and small shops," the princess assured her, then wrinkled her nose. "After we shower and change, of course. Yoga pants make our backsides look fantastic, but we aren't soccer moms and trophy wives running errands. Oh, after, we should totally go out dancing or clubbing or something! Keep that in mind when you get dressed or bring a change of clothes. I'll call us a car and driver to get us around." She smirked and snapped her fingers with a small flare of fuchsia and magenta light. "Unless you all are for going someplace further afield."
  25. 齐刘 - Qí Liú

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    Qi sat calmly meditating. At least that is how it looked to her friends. In truth she was wondering truthfully what it was that she brought to this group. Other than her skill and discipline she had no powers and if it was inspiration that she was supposed to provide well this exercise was proving the lie to that. Aside from Spellstone who seems to have done this or exercises like it sometime in her past, Tatiana was the only other who was trying and Qi was fairly sure it wasn't because she was meditating no it was because she was trying to prove herself better. Hmm, does that bother me? Qi thought when the conversation among her companions turned to other activities. Qi listened and decided that they were correct. With a deft movement of her arms she reached out and over catching both cans of water with our spilling any. The shaft fell but with a gentle twist she caught that in her lap where the other lay undisturbed. She set the cans down and stood taking up the broom handles one each in her hand as she stood all in one fluid motion. "I have never been to a mall. I think this would be an experience I would like to share."
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