Welcome, one and all, to the third day of the Ultimate Fanon Con! I'm your host, CaT, bringing you the results for the Character Creation Contest! Let's see how our contestants did!
Lily is a short, pale girl with black and purple hair brushed into pigtails. She has glasses over her deep brown eyes and a septum piercing on her nose. She wears a purple choker, a black skull shirt, spiked bracelets, ripped gray jeans, and purple shoes. Her fingernails are also painted black.
Lily is a shy and caring person, but when she opens up she can be extremely friendly with a contagious laugh. At times, she can be a bit defensive and rude,but this can be a form of defense against her families verbal abuse.
Powers and Abilities
Being human, Lily is subject to low amounts of pain or else she will be hospitalized or die.
Lily comes from a rich family in Albany, New York. Her father disappeared from her life when she was only 10 years old. She was accepted to her dream school, Paradise University, which was across the country. Her father returned trying to keep her in Albany, but when Lily's powers activated she was able to escape her families clutches and flee to college.
Bonus points for Big Tiddy Goth GF, but there's not much that's been established about this character beyond what you wrote about in your writing entry. It's a good character, but much less detailed than the other submissions.
|Greystar is a character who once was and will soon be again.
Sound perplexing? Galactic scholars agree. Greystar is a the fusion of two Apostronauts (Blackstar and Whitestar), who were originally once together, but have since torn their bond apart. On occasion, they have fused back together and united as Greystar once more, though all unions inevitably end in disaster. Still, the cycle and chase for reunification continues as if nothing happened.
Nothing said I couldn't have my ULTIMATE FANON CON CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST SUBMISSION be a fusion of two characters!
Both Apostronauts are capable of altering their own size, though Whitestar is typically the much more diminutive of the two. Whitestar is frailer, thinner, and as his name would suggest, is coated in a shiny white flesh.
Blackstar is the larger and typically much more threatening of the two, with a much more intimidating stance/posture. To contrast his soulmate, he is clad in vantablack flesh, which feels much more like armor or hardened carapace.
Greystar came into being after the mating/fusing of two other Apostronauts (their "parents"). They were born as one being before shortly splitting off into two distinct identities, as is customary with Apostronaut reproduction. Their parents then abandoned them on a craggy, barren rock of a planet.
Scholar's note: Apostronauts do not have concepts of incest or anything of the sort.
Apostronauts are fully functional organisms on their own; however, they do rely upon their other half for reproduction and long-term survival.
Before either of the two were mature and ready for unification and perhaps reproduction, Blackstar brought it upon himself to initiate the partnership. It ended disastrously and with the destruction of their "nest".
After several more failed unification attempts, Whitestar fearfully split away and Blackstar followed in pursuit. The two chased each other through the universe, inspiring many species to lift their heads and watch or disrupting their technology. A number of unifications were initiated and attempted by Whitestar, though none of them lasted very long, and the chase continued.
Blackstar eventually knocked Whitestar down to Earth during the 1800's. Blackstar managed to corner Whitestar out in Siberia in the year 1907, which led to the explosion known to humans as the "Tunguska event".
Blackstar was catapulted miles away to central Europe, where he was discovered by several humans. He promised them that he could lead them to a world known as "Thule" if they would help him locate his mate.
After the conclusion of World War 2, Blackstar's whereabouts became unknown. He and Whitestar may or may not remain on Earth.
Greystar never exists long enough to have a personality. His components, on the other hand, do have personalities. In fact, their personalities differ so strongly that they are perhaps the reason that
Whitestar is constantly anxious, nervous, and fearful. He is easy to frighten, hard to befriend, and very flighty. While afraid of many things, Whitestar's greatest fears seem to be of entrapment or claustrophobia. If given the "fight or flight" response, he will almost always choose flight. When the two do unite for a short amount of time, Whitestar is the one to split the union by forcefully tearing themselves out of the fusion.
Blackstar is the more dominant and controlling of the duo, always with grand dreams and mechanisms to achieve unity once more. His extraordinary will and resolve know no bounds. Unfortunately for himself, he follows his "heart" more than he follows his head; he could be an excellent strategist if he were not compelled to drop everything and give chase at the first flickering image of Whitestar.
No matter how many times the duo unite, Whitestar's fear of failure will tear the two apart, while Blackstar will always hold out for another successful unification. The two are unfortunately fated to repeat this cycle for the rest of eternity.
Both Blackstar and Whitestar are capable of sustained flight, with both atmospheric and interstellar capabilities.
Both can produce energy to a certain extent. This energy does not materialize well outside of a gravitational orbit.
They are both invulnerable to traditional damage and harm. For example, neither gunshots, flames, nor swords could pierce their skin. However, they are still capable of being pushed back with traumatizing force/impact.
The fusion and/or dissolution of Greystar into Whitestar/Blackstar creates a large sum of energy, potentially enough to rival a nuclear bomb. It is unknown whether variables can be manipulated to create a larger or smaller explosion of energy.
Extremely interesting character premise, and rather unique to boot. I know it's probably not intentional, but their backstory reminds me of old myths where the sun chased the moon across the sky in an endless cycle, creating day and night. Along that line of thinking, you could interpret their spontaneous short-lived mergings to represent solar eclipses, although that's just my inner mythology buff speaking out of his ass.
All rambling aside, this is a very good character, and I like it a lot. Just like the writing contest, it's difficult for me to pick a winner, but I still have to go with:
His date of birth is unrecorded, theorised to have been around 850 Aquillian years ago (~708UE). His date of death was the 45th of Sunfall 134PBP, executed aboard a Pyronite Battle Cruiser.
Prior to his involvement in the Pyros-Pisciss War, At'lar was a young-appearing Titanoform or peach-coloured rock. Deep orange Shallow Tearsea Anemone dotted his body, giving him a softer silhouette than would be typical for his kind.
For the latter months of his involvement in the war his appearance was far different. The Anemones were long since dead. An explosion had claimed his left eye, with that half of his head scarred and bleached white. A large, shallow gash of bleached white coral strikes across his left pectoral region. His damaged and dying body was usually hidden beneath his armour, which itself was permanently bent slightly where the damage had been done previously. His head, however, was permanently exposed. The deathly gaze of this one-eyed Coral Titanoform was the last sight of many a Pyronite Torchbearer.
At'lar was described during the earlier periods of his military service as a kind and self-sacrificing individual who went to great lengths to get to know all of his fellow soldiers before being deployed.
Later accounts, however, describe him as aggressive, short tempered, and extremely eager to fight. His tactics, techniques, and commands were brilliant and hugely successful, and it is often noted by multiple sources- both primary and secondary- that the sight of him fighting in the field was a massive inspiration to all those fighting alongside him.
Powers and Abilities
Use of a Titanoform's abilities for aggressive combat techniques was unseen before At'lar took to the battlefields on Pisciss. He is a master of his natural abilities and a brilliant fighter.
At'lar wore modified Vaxasaurid battle armour purchased and altered by the TMCA (Teslamorpha Military Corp of Aquillis). This armour was strong and did not inhibit his movement. It provided cooling gel directly to his joints that allowed him to move faster than he would normally be able to even in his natural habitat.
He was given a powerful chaingun that he wore on a strap around his neck, and he carried the ammo reserves on his back. He could wield it one-handed, but was much more skilled while using both hands.
9.5 Aquillian Years ago- about 34 Earth Years- Apollo began the Pyros-Pisciss War in an attempt to set himself upon the galactic stage and define Pyros as a superpower. Thanks to the Hydraborne-Alliance Concord, Aquillis was drawn into the conflict and the Teslamorpha immediately set about providing military and technological support for the people of Pisciss.
This support proved critical, and the Teslamorpha quickly brought the playing field back to being level. Unfortunately, word travels fast in wartime. The atrocious conditions of fighting on the front lines made the people of Aquillis incredibly angry at their government for upholding the Concords and sending their young soldiers to suffer- fights in or near bodies of water where the Teslamorpha could excel were rare and most spent their time struggle to move across rough and rugged land without help or transport. Vehicles to move troops were often full to capacity, most built for the Pisciss species yet full of Teslamorpha anyway. Walker Pods were expensive and rare on the battlefield, not to mention fragile and difficult to repair especially in a pinch. None of this helped by the allegations that the government had kidnapped several Coral Titanoforms and sent them to fight in a war that was not their concern.
At'lar, however, was moved to tears at the news of the suffering soldiers- of any allied race- in the war. He immediately climbed to Blue Pavilion (where no Titanoforms lived or travelled to at the time, this was the first time a member of his race had set foot here) and he demanded he be allowed to sign up and fight for his people. He was the first of his species to participate in TMCA basic training and was sent to fight.
He very quickly made a name for himself- becoming known as 'the Giant'. He was an invaluable asset to anyone he fought with. Although his shields could not stop heat from penetrating them, they still made almost any attack the Pyronites could throw at him (or whatever he was protecting) completely futile. Before long the TMCA took notice and immediately set about creating specialised gear to help him achieve far more than he already was.
With his new custom armour and chaingun his presence became devastating. He towered over everything- people and war machines alike. He carved his way through the Pyronite lines, single-handedly creating spearhead formations that smashed through his opposition and in his wake allowed his allies to bleed in and retake their land. He was quickly promoted through the ranks as the TMCA rushed to match his rank with his actions as they did not want to admit to their troops that he was disorderly and insubordinate.
As such a pivotal character in the war, the Pyronites took great notice as well and in the later months of the war they set out to capture At'lar. The first of these operations was a total failure, with the Pyronites misjudging the proximity of the nearest reinforcements and being forced to retreat. The second time, however, was a far more covert operation. Elite units were quietly deployed to take out the base's security while At'lar slept. By the time the alarms were raised the rest of the Pyronite troops dedicated to the operation had arrived for a frontal slam into the Pisciss-Aquillis forces stationed there. At'lar was dragged away kicking and fighting.
On the fourty-fifth day of the Sunfall month, 134 Aquillian years since the founding of Blue Pavilion, At'lar was executed in an all-frequency extranet broadcast aboard the Pyronite warship the B.C. Escalation. He was decapitated live on air by Apollo, wielding the blade of Ascalon. His last words were: "Hatred burns but fires extinguish. You cannot kill me in any way that matters. What I am to them cannot be erased."
The war ended on the 17th of Coralbloom 135PBP with a ceasefire and a full pullback of Pyronite forces out of the Pisciss system.
On the 45th of Sunfall that same year, a statue of Pisciss Gold was erected in the centre of the cultural and inter-species relations hub of Blue Pavilion depicting At'lar the Giant in his armour, holding his helmet one hand and holding a Pisciss Volann child's shoulder with the other.
You are genuinely a terror when it comes to Fanon Cons, god damn.
This character entry has a solid premise, a badass title, a detailed story, and as usual, intricate worldbuilding. So much went into this entry that I honestly can't justify it not being #1.
Congratulations to Aaron for winning, and thanks to everyone for participating! That's it for the third day of Ultimate Fanon Con, folks! Make sure to tune in tomorrow for when we announce the results of the Ultimate Art Contest! Merry Christmas, and I hope you enjoy the rest of Fanon Con!