For all character types
We do have an application process here at Universal Initiative. The way it works is simple: fill out all sections according to the guidelines listed herein, and ask questions where needed. We want to see the fleshing out of a character and not just the bare bones given (meaning just the minimum). The staff will give a full review and you must acquire a stamp of approval from at least one administrator before the application will be accepted and you can begin play on the board. When creating your application make sure the topic title is your character's codename
in the proper case, with their last, first name
as the topic description. If they do not have a codename to speak of simply list their last, first name
as the topic title and leave the topic description blank. The application given below is used for all characters, and should the character in question have no supernatural or superhuman powers to speak of simply make a note in that section they are human, and fill out the rest of it. The application should be posted in this same forum for review. If you do not have enough information for the sections contact a staff member and we can work something out.
Remember: we do use the English language here on the board, so grammar and spelling differences will happen. Several of the staff live in Europe and a couple in the Americas, which means there will be differences. If a staff member asks for a check for spelling and grammar know it's just a precaution — we ask it of everyone with every application, even if there are no mistakes just to cover our bases.
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[b]Codename[/b]: If applicable.
[b]Name[/b]: Legal Given Name (or Unknown)
[b]Alias[/b]: Nicknames & Former code names
[b]Gender[/b]: Male or female.
[b]Orientation[/b]: Sexual interest.
[b]Age[/b]: In human years.
[b]Birthday[/b]: No year needed.
[b]Occupation[/b]: What do they do?
[b]Identity[/b]: Secret? Unknown? Public? Government-Known?
[b]Species[/b]: Human, Mutant, Mutate, Asgardian, etc.
[b]Height[/b]: How tall?
[b]Weight[/b]: How heavy?
[b]Eyes[/b]: Color only.
[b]Hair[/b]: Color only.
[b]Play By[/b]: Representation.
[b]Notable Features[/b]: This area has no particular length but should make mention of their uniform (if applicable), any strange physical features due to a mutation, and of course scars and tattoos (as well as piercings) are always welcomed here.
[b]Personality[/b]: A total overview of their personality, please. How do they act around others, whether good or bad? How do they look at the world around them, or at the future? This is one of the most important parts of the application. It allows us to see your understanding of the characters and your personal interpretations, so don't skip details! At least two paragraphs minimum are required here, please.
[b]Superhuman Abilities[/b]: What are they capable of? Please keep things relevant and realistic, and do keep in mind their experience level when considering their powers. Even Magneto and Xavier weren't their best in their early years, and everyone is capable of mistakes, so try not to exaggerate on abilities. At least one paragraph, please. Don't be afraid to outline the various potential applications of abilities as well.
[b]Limitations[/b]: Let us know what their weaknesses are. What can they not do, or where do they lack finesse? At least one good paragraph, please. This should include power weaknesses to some degree, and their mortality (if applicable). No personality weaknesses should go here. Make sure to add in information regarding magical and energy-based weaknesses, as well as telepathic weaknesses.
[b]Skills[/b]: What else can they do? Any notable experience they have can go here that isn't related to their other abilities.
[b]Affiliation[/b]: Avengers, X-Men, Hero, Villain, Unaffiliated, S.H.I.E.L.D., Young Avengers, Civilian, New Mutants
[b]Hometown[/b]: Where were they born?
[b]Contacts[/b]: Family and known associates, important friends, etc.
[b]Biography[/b]: The history is an important section of any application and we would like to see as much detail as possible. We only require three paragraphs minimum, in which we would like to see their life from when and where they were born to how they got where they are today. Make sure to include information located in the timeline for the Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, etc., and the current board events such as that of the alien invasion and the Jotun attacks in Canada. This section should be written in your own words.
Required, and possibly one of the most important parts of the application. The sample role-play should showcase your style, writing ability, and grasp of both the English language and grammar. Make sure to meet the minimum of the board as a whole, which is three hundred words. It is required for all characters, not just your first or second character, and must be as the character you are applying for.
[b]Name[/b]: Online alias or nickname.
[b]Age[/b]: This is not optional.
[b]Gender[/b]: Makes it easier.
[b]RP Experience[/b]: How long have you been writing?
[b]Reference[/b]: How did you hear about us?