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Maximoff, Pietro

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Pietro Maximoff, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Pietro Maximoff

    Pietro Maximoff Marvel Universe

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    PIETRO MAXIMOFF
    "You didn't see that coming?"

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    Played by Birb

    Fandom: Marvel Universe (specifically, Avengers:AoU)
    Alias: Quicksilver
    Age: 24 years old (+1) [As of June 13 Y108]
    Species: Human (Enhanced) Mutant
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: Half way through being riddled with bullets. So, not enough to kill him out right, but enough to make it slow. -evil-
    NPC Companions: Mr. Dibbles (Peruvian Cavy) [As of FALL Y108] & Mr. Putt Putt (Goldfish) [As of SPRING Y108]

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Superhuman SpeedPietro uses the speed granted to him through genetic experimentation for both defense and offense. To Pietro, the world goes at a much slower speed than he. Still coming into his brand-new powers, at the height of his average speed, Pietro comfortably pushes himself to speeds of around 1,700 mph, making him easily just as fast as a bullet and much faster than the speed of sound.

    [AS OF SUMMER Y108] Kidnapped by his father and injected with a power serum, Pietro's max speed now fluctuates wildly, thanks to the inconsistency of comic book and movie writers. Going from Mach 1 to a current cap of Mach 286731 (just over 1/3 of the speed of light), Pietro is having difficulty controlling his speed.

    The usage of his powers creates a blue-ish aura around him that trails behind him where he goes for a limited, short period of time. At his "slowest" high speeds, flashes of his form can be seen as he changes momentum or direction, highly blurred. Because of his speed, by the time the brain processes this, he has already moved from that position into another. At his highest speeds, he can appear invisible to the naked eye, disappearing from one place and appearing in another almost simultaneously.

    Defensively, this makes him incredibly difficult to pin down in a battle. His speed is his 'armor' in a sense, and he uses it to move skillfully around the battlefield, enjoying the benefit of watching people in slow motion to avoid attacks and hit his enemies where it counts. He can essentially set up the battle in his favor, with time to spare for distractions.

    Offensively, these increased speeds and force allow him to hit harder than he would be able to standing still, knocking over enemies that would not normally be so movable, or easily smashing through inanimate objects so long as they aren't indestructible.

    Pietro can cross bodies of water by running across the surface. He is capable of carrying people along with him, even without his enhanced physiology, without them having to deal with the negative effects of such extreme speeds. At higher speeds, Pietro's molecules are moving fast enough to compete with other molecules, allowing him to phase through solid objects (hopefully he doesn't lose his momentum halfway through).


    Improved Thermal Homeostasis
    Not simply just 'superhuman speed', these powers come with the physical capabilities of withstanding such pressures exerted on his body, preventing him from breaking bones or blacking out during such high speeds, as well as avoiding complications involving friction and high temperatures.

    Increased Metabolism
    Pietro's metabolism is in overdrive. In order to reach such speeds, he requires a body that can process energy at a hyper-accelerated speed and effectively utilize it. He can recover quickly from being stunned or from pain, shrugging off things that would hinder others.

    Theft/Smuggling
    Pietro has been involved in petty crimes since living in foster homes and then on the streets with his sister. Before he gained his abilities, he relied on slight of hand and already quick reflexes, but now he just runs in and out before anybody has blinked.

    [As of FALL Y108] Pietro has delved into the world of smuggling, trafficking illegal and legal substances from other regions into the Wastes, where commodities are difficult to come by for its citizens.

    WEAKNESSES

    Superhuman SpeedAlthough he is passively perceiving things at faster speeds even when he is moving at an average human speed, he can be taken unawares by things that he is not expecting. Once he is down, he is much easier to apprehend because he does not have superhuman strength or abilities beyond what is connected to his speed. Someone who has enhanced senses could perceive him at the same rate of speed as he exists in, voiding the benefits to his abilities.

    Pietro does not have anything above average human strength. His strength is only augmented by the physical force behind whatever speed he has reached when he hits something. He's definitely more of a hit-and-run type than any kind of hard-hitting tank.

    Increased MetabolismBecause he has an increase metabolism, he requires more energy than the average human - considerably more. The more energy he uses, the more calories he would need to consume, and because he always benefits from super speed, his grocery bill is rather high (or it would be if he paid for it). Still burning energy in a human body, Pietro cannot exceed the limits of how continuously he can run before he tires, although this just involves a breather before he gets back into the fight.

    MortalityPietro has some resistances and boons regarding health granted by his powers, but he is still very squishy. Anything that can kill a normal human, can kill him, specifically when he is slowed down.

    [AS OF SPRING Y108] Pietro used a bad batch of Morpheous Drops, and being stuck in a cycle of reenactments of his death, Pietro accrued visible scars across his torso that mirror the bullet wounds that had killed him previously before his resurrection.

    PERSONALITY

    Pietro has always been a brash, arrogant young man. The bombings that led to the death of their parents and the subsequent living life on the streets with his sister in a politically tumultuous country left 10 year old Pietro the sole protector of his twin sister. Growing up fast, Pietro met first hand the cruelty of those in positions of power and the desperation of those who live underneath them on their golden thrones. Passionate and easily embroiled, Pietro throws all of himself into a fight. He reacts first, thinks second, and regrets last, making him impulsive and inconsistent - something that both works for and against his favor.

    With the promise of gaining super powers, and then the actual achievement of doing so, has only exacerbated his negative personality traits. It was either coincidence or ironic fate that handed Pietro his super speed - a fitting power for someone of such impatience. Pietro sees the world is such slow motion that it is rather boring to watch, and also mildly frustrating when others around him are reacting and thinking at a rate that is far slower than him. Always thinking ahead of everyone, the young Sokovian comes off as quick-tempered, hot-headed, and cocky. Although he has a quick wit, he's not much smarter than anyone else so he can bested by his hubris. He can be thinking steps ahead of everyone else, but he could be playing the wrong angle, allowing others to best him.

    Pietro loves his sister above all else. Having considered himself her protector ever since the loss of their parents, Pietro shares a 'twinsense' with Wanda, understanding almost without words when she is emotionally upset or hurt. Balancing their personalities, Wanda is more of the brains, while Pietro is more of the brawn. At the same time, he is the steady rock and the supporting pillar of encouragement. Pietro is very used to his guardian role and is always looking out for his sister, having been with her since birth. With his sister he is not as closed off. He is more affectionate, quiet, patient, and understanding - the person he chooses not to give to the rest of the world because the rest of the world has not proven itself to him.

    A sometimes cynical and embittered person, this is a result of his experiences, his passions, and his morally grey beliefs. In some ways, this singular view of the world makes him naive to the rest, namely the good people who are fighting the same fight, even if they are on the side he opposes. A man that wears his heart on his sleeve, Pietro loves his country enough to subject himself to genetic experiments - an early testament to his underlying, heroic traits. He has a soft spot for the oppressed and he likes to consider himself a ladies' man, although none of his exploits have ever been anything more than fleeting. He's incredibly loyal to those who gain his trust, but not blindly so. Pietro does good, not just for the sake of doing good, but only if he believes it to be right; the same can be said for any of the bad things he has done. Those who betray him will quickly find a lost ally, and he will double cross those he once called friend. He is not blinded by his own anger, and so does not hold grudges long enough to refuse aid from someone who was once an enemy.

    [UPDATE]
    Pietro suffers from PTSD-like symptoms that result from his resurrection after his death shortly after arriving in Pandora, as a result of the fatal wounds inflicted upon him in Novi Grad. These symptoms manifest themselves in lucid nightmares, which leads to lack of sleep, and irrational thought patterns such as anger, paranoia, and an increased coldness towards others. It has not been diagnosed, and minus the ruinous effect is it having on his relationships, it is not debilitating in regards to his daily life.

    BRIEF HISTORY

    • Born to unknown parents, both Pietro and Wanda were adopted by loving parents in Sokovia, a central European country. They lived this way until they were 10, when the political climate took a turn for the worse and bombs were dropped from the sky onto their house, which collapsed in the rubble. This killed their parents, left both twins orphans after two days of lying in the rubble, and also created a personal vendetta against Stark.
    • They stayed in foster homes for a while, finishing their government-mandated schooling - something that stayed constant despite the frequent shifting of power. They eventually left the system to live on the streets, where they could be free to do what they wish. Pietro stole from the pockets of the unsuspecting while Wanda distracted them with card games, and that was how they got by. Whatever they couldn't buy, Pietro provided by stealing it. It was not moral or legal, but the alternative was starvation or suffering, so he felt he was justified in doing so. And he's good at it too. Quick of reflex, difficult to see, he sneaks in in plain sight and out before being discovered. And when that fails, few can catch him on the streets.
    • The constant internal strife in their government left the countryside and its people in shambles. More bombs, bought by shady arms dealers profiting off of unrest, were dropped while the people struggled to survive. When he wasn't stealing for them, Pietro would sometimes steal for others who needed help.
    • With life on the streets being hard and sometimes dangerous, Pietro protected himself and his sister, sometimes physically getting into brawls against street thugs or those who had arguments with the twins in some form or another.
    • Seeing their country in distress, powerless to stop it, left them desperate to find a way out - not for themselves, but for their people. So that other children would not end up like they did.
    • A rogue agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Wolfgang von Strucker, offers them a deal. Pietro knows this is the opportunity of a life time, and although Wanda is the only one to voice her concerns, they both know any bureaucracy can't be trusted. After convincing her to do it anyways, they alone survive out of all the victims experimented upon by HYDRA.
    • Kept in tiny cells, Pietro felt his powers as they came, but the experiments and measurements by doctors and scientists continued. Although he didn't know it, something within them was brought forth that day, allowing him and his sister to under go the treatment to completion - to become a genetically Enhanced human using the Scepter.
    • With the utility of their powers kept back from them until the time was right, Pietro decided the time was now during an attack on the HYDRA base in Sokovia by the Avengers.
    • With a plan in place, Pietro followed his sister's lead, allowing Stark to take the Scepter, while she used her powers on him to see what he feared the most.
    • Not the one to do much planning, Pietro followed her lead when, after three days, they were tipped off by a little boy that there was an 'iron man' in the abandoned chapel in town. That 'iron man' was Ultron, a robotic AI. Playing to their weaknesses, he offered them a deal. He would help them destroy the Avengers so that they could take down Stark and make the world that much closer to peace.
    • In their eagerness to help Ultron, they did not understand his true intentions until it was almost too late. With his sister discovering his plans, the twins confronted Ultron about his plans. Realizing that he would not be able to keep his sister safe, he took Wanda away, switching sides and helping the Avengers defend Seoul while they stole the Cradle building Ultron's new body.
    • A chance to do real good, Pietro used his abilities at their current max capacity to move people out from harm's way, preventing further loss of life as the train sped full tilt forward in a path of destruction.
    • There for the birth of Vision, they agreed to help the Avengers stop Ultron to save his country. Although he didn't entirely trust them, he knew it would be the only way to keep his people safe. Impatiently and aggressively moving people out of the city, he helped start the evacuations surrounding the HYDRA base, even when the city itself started to break away from the land around it.
    • As evacuations continued, Pietro had a glimpse of how bureaucracy could be used for good. He accepted S.H.I.E.L.D's attempts to help where he used to consider large groups as having solely selfish intentions. Inspired to help, Pietro zipped around the city, destroying Ultron's robots with the crude, but simple method of colliding into them with enough force to rip them apart, even during the final showdown.
    • With Ultron seemingly defeated, Pietro returned to evacuation duties at the behest of his sister, whom he did not wish to leave to fight alone. Realizing that his sister could protect herself, he did so, moving people out of the city onto the Helicarrier. When Hawkeye and a civilian boy were put in harms way from machine gun fire, Pietro ran to assist them without regard for his own safety.
    • Believing himself to be faster than rotary fire, Pietro managed to push them out of the way but not before meeting the path of the spray of bullets. At the same time, black vines were able to grab him and pull him away from the rest of the bullets. Mortally injured, Pietro was pulled into Pandora.

    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE

    Things had happened so fast. Well, to the normal eye it had, but to Pietro he had had more than enough time to understand the dilemma. Civilians, S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers, the Avengers - all stood in the direct path of fire as each individual bullet hit the ground with explosive force, kicking up dust with each impact, until anyone in the way was shrouded in a brown cloud.

    As he turned around, the world seemed to slow down - slower than normal for him. He saw the path that the bullets would take, following them ahead of their current timeline until his eyes laid on the rubble and the figure of Hawkeye holding a young boy. In that space between the milliseconds it would take for the rotary spray to reach their location, Pietro had time to think. Neurons fired at rates that wouldn't even register on an EEG as he went through the various outcomes. Hawkeye was quick, but he was laughably so. And there was nothing in the path of the Quinjet that could stop it and deter the course of the bullets. There was only one outcome, and that was with Hawkeye sacrificing himself to save the child.

    But Pietro could save them both. As he moved forwards to run, his second thoughts went to his sister. He didn't know his fate any more than the next man could know it, but in those fractions of time that were his alone, he had a feeling that he may not come out of this engagement all right. His remorse had leaving his sister behind did not stay his commitment to his course of action. As his speed blurred his body into nothing but lines and nothingness, he ran towards Hawkeye. The sounds of bullet impacting were lower on the spectrum of sound, slowed down, but coming ever closer. Dirt flew outwards in comical sluggish speed, that sprayed him with debris as he made no move to avoid it. He had no more wiggle room to mess around, to do anything but run in a straight line. He watched Hawkeye turn away as he thought his doom was upon him, but Pietro reached out and pushed him out of the way, behind an upturned car.

    Pain hadn't even registered yet as bullets tore through his shirt and deep into his skin. He was moving at a speed beyond pain, at a speed where his body hadn't even fully understood what had happened. But not at a speed that he couldn't feel as something hard wrapped around his ankle, threatening to break it by force alone, and darkness overtook him as he blinked out of existence. 'Blinked' being a loose term, because to him it was a now archaic method of determining speed. He had been moving faster than a blink, and now he was somewhere else.

    And then it hit him. He was dying, and he knew it before the dust even settled and he had come to a full stop. He felt himself sink to the ground, to his knees, his arms still in an outstretched position like it had been. He drew in a harsh breath, shallow as pain lanced through him. As everything caught up to him, his reality slowed down to normal speed around him, he only barely registered the change in daylight, from bright sunlight to a dusky twilight. His open palms hit the gravely pavement, and the bite of small pieces of rubble made no difference to him. He did not have the strength to keep himself upright and he just let himself fall, collapsing onto his side. The sounds of the machine gun firing had stopped, and the screams of civilians were gone, only to be replaced by much more distant sounds of raucous shouts and cries.

    What ever was happening, he knew his sister was gone from him, far away - and he was to die alone.
     
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  2. Pietro Maximoff

    Pietro Maximoff Marvel Universe

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    Gender:
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    Occupation:
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    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
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    Okay I'm done! <3

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    omg u added mr dibbles and mr putt putt

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    the twinforce lives on

    also take that, peter maximoff u punk

     
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