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Billyboy

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Billyboy, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Billyboy

    Billyboy A Clockwork Orange

    Posts:
    866
    Gender:
    male
    Occupation:
    TBD
    Location:
    Pandopolis
    Race:
    Greek Demigod
    Age:
    17
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
    Billyboy
    "And do it just as loudly as you can! Stick it to the Man!"

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    Played by TheWeasleyBoys
    Fandom: A Clockwork Orange
    Age: 17 years old upon arrival; still looks 17 even though 7 years have come and gone.
    Species: Greek Demigod as of September, Year 7.
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: A few hours after the gang fight with Alex.
    NPC Companions: Currently travels about Cascade Bay with a black-and-white goat named Hogan and a golden goat named Double (both female, as they both give milk).

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Billy considers himself fairly good at dueling with sharp objects, as he's lived to tell the tale after several of these fights took place, but not without his share of deep, jagged scars from each ordeal.

    He's also developed a talent of surviving on the streets alone or in a group of several others, because such knowledge was necessary for his own survival in the dystopian world he was born into. This includes building/starting fires, finding abandoned buildings to stay in overnight, and turning stray dogs into dinner meat.

    In his old home, he became rather good at lying to adults about himself and what he did after sundown, all the better to avoid getting trouble with the police. It was his first lesson as a Nadsat, and one skill he kept fresh for at least six years running.

    Another skill he developed over time was learning how to ravage the well-off young ladies of society, and then threaten them just enough to terrify them into never reporting it. While he might have learned much later not to do this in front of people that would punish him for it, still the basic knowledge remains.

    Thirdly, when it came to better-kept apartment blocks that just happened to have a window left open, he slowly but surely learned how to slip in while no one else was home, and from there gather up all the canned food he could carry before slipping back out.

    Some time after his arrival in Pandora, he would spend life in 'The Home', while also undergoing training under The Sniper in order to learn how to operate an automatic rifle. He would end up perfecting this skill during his defense of Cascade Bay during two raids and one unexpected visit from 'the Townies'.

    Life in the Bay would also teach him how to fish for various forms of sea life, along with how to gather up kelp from the shore and then dry it into a somewhat healthy snack food. The same goes for learning how to cook meals centered around the dead sea creatures.

    While he's never been the best person to chat with, those who have gone through genuine suffering, especially those harmed in front of him, are quickly recognized as well as tended to where potential friendships/family ties are concerned.

    Finally, he's mastering all the skills needed to look after a little assortment of farm animals.

    Special Abilities--As of early September, Y7, Billyboy's been Blessed/Claimed by Apollo (given powers/welcomed as a son) and thus is able to communicate with wolves, dolphins, and crows; as they are three of several animals considered sacred to Apollo.

    He's also gained considerable skills in Archery, even though he hasn't picked up a single quiver his whole life.

    And third, if anybody dares to his new family in his presence, he won't hesitate to curse them by making them speak in rhyming couplets for a maximum of three days.

    Equipment--Arrows & Quiver from his adoptive father, Apollo; which turn into an old book when he's not using them. Billyboy also carries his eternal switchblade either up a sleeve or stuffed down one of his boots, especially if he thinks there's gonna be a fight later.

    NPC's Abilities--While Hogan eats, plays, and sleeps like an ordinary goat, Double does all of these as well as seeming to understand human speech, sometimes even going so far as to bleat back when somebody asks her a question.

    Positives and Negatives--The plus side of being a Greek Demigod is that Billyboy gets ADHD and Dyslexia, which means that he has both incredibly fast reflexes suitable for doing battle, as well as his mind being wired to read Ancient Greek. The downsides of both, however, mean that he can't sit still for more than a few minutes at a time; along with written sentences other than Ancient Greek floating off the pages and rearranging into gibberish.

    WEAKNESSES

    For all of his self-proclaimed 'upgrades', Billyboy isn't immortal in the slightest, for anything ranging from a monster attack to starvation will easily take him out of the picture.

    A little Ambrosia or Nectar (healing foods for Demigods) will be enough to heal him of any non-life threatening injuries, but too much in one sitting could make him burn to death from the inside out. The same result goes for trying to see Apollo or any other Greek god in their real forms.

    While he might be able to hit all the right notes in a song, especially the classic rock variety, he's 100% unable to use any songs to heal other people's wounds like other children of Apollo have been known to do.

    Apollo's influence may have improved his chances of survival, but it's definitely not a cure-all for all the mental issues he's dealt with in the past, as Billyboy will have to do things like identify the real monsters in Pandora and forge new ties with other people entirely on his own.

    Speaking of monsters, using just about any example of modern technology attracts them, especially the hungry kind. So now, these things are totally off limits for this kid.

    And finally, if certain aspects of a person's enemies can haunt them for life, then there might be a good reason for him never listening to a single piece of classical music.


    FREEFORM

    First and foremost...guess this is where I introduce myself, yeah? Formally, I was born Gugliermo Antonelli in the spot they called Death's Knell Green, at least in what's left of the East End in my world. In the language of that government, I suppose y' could call me Villem Apollyonevich Anton, for lack of a better title. However, if y' want to shorten it, and I'm sure y' do, let's go with my name from the streets: Billyboy.

    I might have started out a Londoner, all right, but I'm changin'. Maybe even updating, if that makes any sense. For one thing, I don't think I'm as mad as I used to be, 'cause I'm keepin' my head down and barely sayin' a word to anyone. They want to run around in the open and get themselves butchered, fine. They want to play with folks who're most likely gonna stab 'em in the back later? Also fine. Not my problem if y' want to be suicidal, mates.

    Now...what is my problem, after all the hell and damnation I been through, is figuring out where the hell I belong in this giant mess.

    Yeah, everything's not so clear any more, is it? Not where I'm concerned?

    I mean, I get born as a whore's bastard, but then I'm livin' as the adopted son of Apollo and the surprise bio kid of a Neo-Traveller.

    I start off human and half mad, but I get turned into a mostly sane Greek Demigod.

    I run off from my first, casino-owning stepdad; but I come back to look after that same casino and everybody in it. On and on it goes, and it's just about like tearing my head in half as I try to make sense of it all.

    In other words, I guess I'm ready to ask whoever's bothering to listen: Where do I go from here...?

     
    #1 Billyboy, Sep 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
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  2. Billyboy

    Billyboy A Clockwork Orange

    Posts:
    866
    Gender:
    male
    Occupation:
    TBD
    Location:
    Pandopolis
    Race:
    Greek Demigod
    Age:
    17
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
    Think he's ready. :cool:
     
  3. Ursiel

    Ursiel Slinger of spells
    Application Division

    Posts:
    434
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Astrophysicist (probably)
    Location:
    Texas
    Race:
    Human (maybe)
    Age:
    Physically 24, Mentally 6
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Evil
    Directory:
    link

    your application is
    ACCEPTED


    Looks good! Have fun with him :)