theserpentsmiles: (Do you feel like you're done?)
2017-06-12 04:04 pm

Recursion AU History

All I've got so far is that he's a scaredycat/crybaby, more to come.
theserpentsmiles: (I won't be pushed around)
2017-06-12 03:48 pm

Recursion Permissions

CHARACTER SERIES: Assassination Classroom

This is the permissions list for OOC (out of character), activity.
Answer the following questions with "yes" or "no", as well as additional information if desired.

Backtagging: Hell yes!
Threadhopping: Yup!
Fourthwalling: Please don't.
Offensive subjects (elaborate): ...Nope, can't think of any.

This is the permissions list for IC (in-character), activity.
Answer the following questions with "yes" or "no", as well as additional information if desired. With IC permissions, it's a good idea to elaborate on what other players can expect from your character if they choose to do any of the following:

Hugging this character: Go ahead!
Kissing this character: Sure, but this is an experience. He's an incredibly good kisser (although for this game he cannot cause incapacitation this way), so let's talk about exactly how silly this will get.
Flirting with this character: It'll probably fly over his head or he'll brush it off, but yeah you can do that.
Fighting with this character: Yep! He's easy to get the better of, physically, but he's one of those "weak but skilled" types so you can't expect to defeat him easily. Might be best to shoot me a message somewhere to chat about this.
Injuring this character (include limits and severity): I think I'm willing to go up to broken bones (not severely broken, but broken) without any real prior planning? Let's talk about what you want to do to him, I'll probably say yes.
Killing this character: Please do not, I don't think Recursion has a revival mechanic. If you wanna get him close or do the JRPG in-battle death/KO (as opposed to in-cutscene death) which can be fixed up with a Recarm, I'm down, let's talk.
Using telepathy/mind reading abilities on this character: Only really relevant for our navis, huh? Go right ahead.

Warnings: Nagisa is from a canon about killing. He has killed. He will probably talk about things in terms of killing. Also mad science is a thing in his canon, it may come up. And several characters in his canon, himself included, have attempted suicide tactics against their target, and he doesn't have the fear that might stop him from trying something like that again. His history also contains the subject of child abuse, mental/emotional/physical, and also gender presentation issues. Finally, he's kinda snaky in nature, if you're bad with snakes maybe tread carefully?

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2017-06-12 03:44 pm

Recursion Persona info

⚔ Valac
Nagisa Shiota | ???
Weak: Wind | Strong: Electric

Cleave/Skewer/Bash (Inflicts a small amount of Physical damage on one enemy.)
Zio (Inflicts a small amount of Electrical damage on one enemy.)

Poisma (50% chance of inflicting the Poison ailment on one target.)
Dormina (50% chance of inflicting the Sleep ailment on one target.)
Marin Karin (50% chance of inflicting the Brainwash ailment on one target.)
Makajam (50% chance of inflicting the Amnesia ailment on one target.)
Devil Touch (50% chance of inflicting the Fear ailment on one target.)

Life Will Change (Caster can cause any effect to all targets (they can pick what they want for each one), however after casting, they will have Amnesia)

Boost (Attacks are 25% more effective)
Ailment Boost (All status ailment attacks are 25% times more effective.)
Counter (10% chance of repelling Physical attacks)
Endure (Automatically survive instant KO from a Light or Dark Attack)
theserpentsmiles: (Who break their backs slaving every day)
2017-06-12 03:44 pm

Recursion CR Chart

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theserpentsmiles: (Who break their backs slaving every day)
2017-06-11 10:53 pm

Recursion Opt-out Post

Nagisa, in canon, has access to many skills that aren't supernatural or powers of any kind, but push the limits of human ability. For the purposes of Recursion, the following limits on his skills are in play:

Nekodamashi: His signature stunning clap skill will not be any more devastating than any other loud unexpected clap.
Kiss of Death: While unlikely to come into play to begin with, his kiss technique cannot render the victim unconscious nor can it cause excessive dizziness. He's still a good kisser, though, he just can't incapacitate anyone that way.
Stealth: While Nagisa will still have some learned stealth skills (like already knowing how to hide his footprints in a forest, for example), he won't be able to just fade into the background any more than any other quiet person would.
Bloodlust: There will be no visual metaphors of snakes, nor is his bloodlust going to be paralyzing. It will still be present, because it's tied to his personality, but it will not affect Shadows, nor will he be able to cast it aside, focus it, or weaponize it. In short: it's reduced to part of his personality, not a force of personality.
Observation: Normally, Nagisa can read a person's mood and mindset as second-nature - not literally reading minds, but reading physical tells and cues to someone's mental state. In Recursion he will still be observant, but he won't be able to perceive wavelengths of consciousness and he won't be a human lie detector - no more than a normal person can be. His instincts are good but not that good, and his eyes will still pick up on things others miss, but I won't be looking for minutiae for him to notice. He will not be able to read Shadows.

None of these skills will work during the day. The nekodamashi will just be a clap that makes him look kind of silly, the kiss of death is just a deep kiss, he's no less noticeable than a normal quiet person, his bloodlust will not read as anything more striking than a dare, and his observational skill is further reduced to not being able to read people any better than a normal person can - though he may still make mental note of side facts and basic physical information.

I would like to clarify that even un-nerfed his skills (they are not powers; all of these are within the realm of human ability, if at the extremes) are only really effective against humans or beings with fairly human responses; he cannot, for example, read a horse's tells nor can he kiss a monster into submission (...nor would he want to, he's not even interested in kissing humans). Furthermore, the exact effect of his bloodlust and skills are unknown. His app lists what canon shows he's capable of, but how and how intensely his bloodlust or nekodamashi affects another character is entirely out of my hands. I leave that up to whoever I'm playing with.

If you would like to avoid dealing with any one or combination of the above, or would like to avoid threads with Nagisa altogether, this is the place to let me know. Please specify which journal(s) you're setting up boundaries for.
theserpentsmiles: (All these things I can do without)
2017-06-01 11:29 pm

How's my knifeplay?

Or driving. Whatever floats your boat. How am I doing with Nagisa? Do you have any concerns about how I'm handling his skills? Am I forgetting some glaring point in canon I need to remember right now? Here's the place to tell me!
theserpentsmiles: (Default)
2016-08-15 12:35 am


Feel free to injure Nagisa, hug him, etc. Serious injuries we'll need to talk about. Come talk to me if you're after his life. I'll do the copy paste form when I'm not bound to my phone.

I would prefer if characters who aren't naturally inclined to judge and mistrust everyone not be able to pick up that he isn't so harmless. For Avenger Academy purposes, if you'd like your character to be aware of something from his background, here's the place to talk about that.

Kissing Nagisa is an experience. Feel free to try - he is easy to get the better of physically. Understand however that he is an incredibly good kisser and is capable of weaponizing it to a degree. Of your character is not an extremely experienced kisser, and if Nagisa is trying, it's entirely possible he could cause enough sensory overload to make your character pass out a bit.

The Nekodamashi is a technique he may use if your character gets in a fight with him. Does your character have functional ears? If so, they're susceptible. The Nekodamashi is essentially the Pokemon move Fake Out, and Nagisa's is powerful enough to use sound waves to briefly dry the victim's nervous system. It will not cause lasting physical damage, but may have a psychological effect of your character is already kind of unhinged. Want to talk over how much it might affect your character? Want me to avoid it entirely? Drop me a note here.

Finally, Nagisa's thing is observation. He is unnervingly good at reading people, particularly their small tells. Lie to him and he will know, unless you're covering your eyes, face, neck, and other major tell points. Try to hide your feelings and he will know. He won't necessarily use this knowledge, but understand that he can and will pick up on the parts your character doesn't say. The progression of this skill is still a mystery to him, but I'll add it here when he can do it. Let me know how okay you are with him reading your character here!
theserpentsmiles: (It takes more than meets the eye)
2016-08-15 12:29 am
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IC Inbox

This is Nagisa. I can't come to the phone right now, but if you leave your name and a message I'll contact you soon. Thank you.

Precisely what you think it is. You know how this works.
theserpentsmiles: (This is my last warning: a courtesy call)
2016-08-13 09:50 pm


Name: Letty
Contact: [ profile] SilverStilletto, thisdreamishappy on AIM
Other Characters: none

Character Name: Nagisa Shiota
Age: 15
Canon: Assassination Classroom
AU History: Largely like canon, but with the following changes:
- Our moon does not get blown up. Instead, one of Jupiter’s moons of comparable size suffers the initial explosion. The Japanese government is more easily able to cover this up.
- There is much less certainty regarding when Korosensei might blow up Earth, or if that will even happen, but the minimum is the one-year time limit.
- After the orphanage incident, Nagisa transfers to Avengers Academy for his own protection, as Takaoka has escaped again and the hit man known only as the God of Death, the greatest in the world, has shown some worrying interest in him. Karasuma arranges this with Nick Fury due to Nagisa’s incredible potential at assassination.
Personality: Nagisa, at first meeting, seems like a normal calm and friendly teenage boy -- and in many ways, he is. He likes normal things like sushi and makes a hobby out of research. He's fairly mature, especially compared to some of his more perverted classmates, but it might be more that he simply doesn't look at girls any differently than boys: gender and sex are taken as surface fact rather than anything particularly socially demanding. This is a pattern he takes with many things as observation is one of his key skills. He notices many things others don't very quickly, but sets them aside as facts instead of making much judgement. Nagisa has become extremely blasé about general oddity as a result, capable of handling most things with little more than a sigh. Sometimes he shows some skewed priorities regarding what the weirdest or worst part of a mild situation is. He is polite and good-natured, a gentle spirit who comes across as an herbivore. This, combined with his small stature and build, makes him quite the bully magnet.

Speaking of bullies, he has a considerable amount of respect for justice, rebellion, and revenge. He isn't vindictive by nature, but is more than willing to prove his chops or help someone fight back against a rotten system. This is thanks to both his time crushed under the weight of the Class E discrimination policy and Korosensei’s influence. His training has left him with almost a trigger -- mention killing around him and he takes it as a challenge. Tell him he can't or won't or could never and he will prove you wrong.

This brings me to his true nature, because while he is genuinely a nice and helpful person, he is absolutely not the harmless creature he comes across as. Nagisa hides a potent bloodlust, comparable to the deadliest serpent. He is capable of smiling like an angel and not batting an eye as he slips a knife between someone’s ribs. He hasn't actually killed anyone yet, but it comes to him as naturally as washing his hands. Even more terrifying, however, is that he doesn't know the fear of death. Nagisa holds no fear of dying, nor does the idea of killing someone scare him, nor is he rattled after leaving a life-or-death situation. This isn't to say he’s reckless or that he’s always calm; neither of those are true. He has anxieties and worries. He approaches danger carefully, thinking through his moves and keeping a general, adaptable plan, but fear and acknowledging danger are different. In heated situations, fear is replaced by other feelings, such as anger or spite, and those will be how he loses his cool. Fear, understood as paralyzing terror for his own well-being, is not a factor for him: he very literally doesn't afraid of anything.

He can feel plenty of other things, though. Anger is one. Hurting his friends is a very quick way to get him angry. The one time he grew angry enough to lose all cool was when Takaoka blew up the antidote to the poison used on his class. He knows perfectly well that his classmates are capable of taking care of themselves, so endangering them alone won't set him off, but taking away their hope altogether will. Even then, with some help, he can regain his senses easily. He feels a milder, more spiteful anger when their agency is undermined. It’s part of his sense of rebellion -- he naturally fights against limits placed on him (without being a rule-breaker) and dislikes those who enforce them. He is sensible though, and only attacks the unfair limits -- normal rules like dress codes or polite behavior make sense to him.

Nagisa also doesn't feel much in the way of pride. While he is at this point fairly confident in his abilities and while he can be proud of his accomplishments or his class, he isn't bound or slowed by attacks on his honor. He is generally unbothered by most insults, aside from those that bring out his spiteful side (which are generally to the effect of “what can you expect from Class E”). He has no hesitation when it comes to casting aside his pride and will easily give in to others’ demands. In combination with his utter lack of fear, this makes it nigh-impossible to break his spirit.

Confidence is a fairly new thing for him, however. Being a bully magnet has that effect, and dropping into Class E and thereby losing what friends he had left only compounded it. Karma, a classmate, also factors into this lack of confidence: the two of them used to be close, but Karma slowly distanced himself and they eventually became only acquaintances. Nagisa believes Karma simply grew bored of him. He doesn't blame him for it, though: Nagisa doesn't notice things like his own talents, the potency of his bloodlust, or his lack of fear, so he considers himself to be easily forgotten or brushed aside. He can feel plenty of shame over his seemingly weak will. Another major issue in this vein is regarding his mother. She wanted a daughter and views her son as an extension of herself, which she uses to justify being controlling, manipulative, and even physically abusive. She won't let him cut his hair or decide the course of his life for himself. Nagisa finds it impossible to defy her and has resigned himself to her control. She is the source of his anxiety over his small size and androgynous appearance as well as his discomfort with gender presentation related jokes. Put simply: he hates that he could very easily pass for a girl.

The biggest external influence on Nagisa is Korosensei. As an assassination target and, more importantly, as a teacher, Korosensei bears no ill will or judgement against Class E. He teaches them to hone their skills as both assassins and students and makes sure to inspire them to rebel against the discrimination they face. Nagisa looks up to Korosensei more than anyone. They have a unique relationship where they can be friends, teacher and student, and assassin and target all at once. Korosensei inspired Nagisa to have some confidence in himself. While he still can't really see himself as all that impressive and has serious anxiety over what he wants to do with his life (again, partially derived from his mother’s control), the more Nagisa aspires to be like Korosensei, the further his limits get.

A key piece of Nagisa’s outlook is that he can constantly expand his limits. He approaches people and situations openly, without much judgement… He approaches everything as a student, and so he is constantly learning. He observes and quickly picks up on details, and he sorts and assimilates the best into his own style. He constantly develops and matures, and because he correlates education and assassination, he also approaches learning as a battle to be won. This is a quiet process, because Nagisa isn't the type of assassin who can win in a direct confrontation.

Nagisa’s every skill and trait build him into a perfect, pure assassin. He doesn't hold grudges or judge, he doesn't feel any particular love or fear toward death, he has no ambition but constantly seeks to refine and improve himself. His weaknesses are incredibly standard, considering the abnormality of his situation: he underestimates himself, has no clue what he’s supposed to do with his life, has no dream to chase, is easily dragged into trouble (when he doesn't attract it himself), and has easily exploitable issues with his mother and appearance. He doesn't see himself as valuable as an individual, though he could be helpful to a group. In essence, his view of himself is capable but weak.
Powers: Nagisa is more in the vein of Hawkeye. He doesn't actually have anything that could be easily called a superpower, he’s just extremely skilled. In this AU he's significantly more skilled than in canon, though he also has a lot of ways to improve still.
Parkour: He’s only begun learning this, but has the basics down. He can easily cross a city across the rooftops or ninja his way through a forest, but is still working on mastering it.
Knives: Nagisa’s preferred weapon. He typically has several expertly concealed on him when he’s at school due to the proximity to his target, and is comfortable enough to generally forget they're there. He is skilled in their use, with speed and skill being his greatest advantages. Seriously impressive handiwork.
Guns: While not a master shot, Nagisa is the seventh best marksman in his class. He usually hits the target so where nasty. Capable with both handguns and assault rifles. Often has a handgun and a stun gun in him if he’s got his knives.
Stealth: A major asset for Nagisa. He is easily overlooked because he can hide his presence perfectly, even without thinking about it. His unassuming appearance makes it easy to hide his assassin background, to the point he could probably convince his opponent he means no harm mid-fight.
Combat: This isn't Nagisa’s strong point purely because his slight build doesn't allow for much stamina or strength. He is much better off trying to kill on the first strike. Nevertheless, he has the hand-to-hand training to be a contender for a short time if he *is* drawn into battle.
Observation: Probably his most valuable asset. Nagisa has an uncanny knack for noting his surroundings and scouting his target’s weaknesses. He has the speed and reaction time to take advantage of what he picks up about his opponent’s moves and mindset. He has started to develop enough skill to read the micro tells of those around him, such as breathing and eye movement, like a book. He also easily picks up on details of technique and quickly learns what he can absorb into his own repertoire.
Nekodamashi: This is a technique derived from sumo wrestling which Nagisa has mastered. It’s basically the pokemon move Fake Out -- a clap that recreates the conditions for an assassination by throwing the enemy off guard and allowing a few brief seconds to strike. Nagisa’s nekodamashi is powerful enough to practically electrocute his opponents using sound waves alone.
Speed: Because his target is Korosensei, who moves at mach 20, Nagisa’s speed and reaction time have gone beyond normal bounds in an effort to keep up. He isn't a superspeedster himself, but he can track movements at that kind of speed well enough to react, and he is certainly just a cut above what could be called normal.
Bloodlust: Nagisa’s characteristic skill. He is unassuming and small but hides a monstrous bloodlust that easily paralyzes opponents many times his size. The visual metaphor used is usually a snake, but the idea is a general feeling of certain death and murderous intent beating down on you. He can’t always control this, sometimes terrifying people without meaning to, but at those moments it usually fades instantly without leaving any impression that he was the source of that terror. His bloodlust is potent enough to call him a monster.
Special Gym Clothes: These aren't a skill, but special gear. It's a set of high-quality lightweight body armor with good (inflatable for added head protection), retractable clear visor, holsters for all his weapons, intercom, and a surface that is easy to paint custom camoflage on and easy to clean off. The armor is durable enough to survive massive impacts but designed to fool the enemy with simulated sounds of cracking bones.
RP Sample: TDM thread