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Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:54:30 PM »
In most good teams, each member has a specific role to fill that makes them unique. I personally believe this isnt being observed in modern writing, especially amongst the X-Men where we some times have duplicates of the same character on the same roster. So I have a little exercise. Build your X-Men team using the filling these roles. Also, the X-Men are so rich in lore there tons of character combinations to use.


Leader/ Tactical - Self-explanatory; the person calling the shots

Tank- The member that can take damage and deal it out the best, this is physical, not sheer power like Legion, X-Man or Phoenix

Flanker/ Cavalier- Mobility specialist, getting from one place to the next quickly

Comic Relief/ Wildcard- This member lightens up the tone, often the POV character for the reader that points out the glaring problems of a situation. Also tends to be unpredictable, the last standing and multi-talanted.

Tech Support- the mcguffin character that can crack any code, track anything, make anything, or open any door.

Stealth Ops- Can get into anywhere undetected or take out one or more people without making a fuss. Typically amongst the best hand to hand fighters on the team.

Rules;

1. You can only use characters that have not been utilized yet by a previous poster, so before you make your roster skim through the thread and make sure they haven't been taken. Because this is a Gambit page, EVERYONE CAN USE GAMBIT IF THEY CHOOSE TO.

2. There are six archtypes here. You have to fill all of them but if you can double up on one character fulfilling two or more roles, that will be acceptable, but you'll have to explain if it's not obvious.

3. You cannot change the roles. You have to use what is provided here.

4. All selections must currently be alive.

5. All selections must be current or former X-Men, however I will allow non X-Men if they are mutants.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 12:09:28 AM by DonPriceTag »
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 08:56:26 PM »

Leader - Havok
Tank- Frenzy
Cavalier- Northstar
Comic/Wildcard- Hellion
Tech- Sage
Stealth- Gambit


I think I picked Havok for obvious reasons level headed, lots of experience. Frenzy is underutilized, shes a great tank and even when hurt will just keep on fighting. Northstar is another one that doesnt get enough play. Almost as strong as Frenzy, can fly and move almost fast enough to be considered a "speedster". Hellion would bring a sarcastic dry humor. Very pessimistic but has a lot of heart. His super-fine telekinetic abilities can get him out of a lot scrapes, while his youth will make foes underestimate him. Sage is like a living computer that can calculate the moves of others around her as well as manipulate foreign computer systems, seems to be something of a weapons expert and can engineer many useful devices. Gambit is the X-Men's foremost infiltration expert and can probably get into and out of any place he wanted without being detected. He's also great at information gathering a superb hand-to-hand combatant.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 09:07:47 PM by DonPriceTag »
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 10:10:16 PM »
whoa, I like this, gotta think on it but wanted to say kudos for the thread idea. I will probably put my team together tomorrow. Love this idea.

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 11:02:20 PM »

Leader:  Iceman
Tank:  Rogue
Flanker / Cavalier:  Pixie
Comic Relief/ Wildcard:  Rockslide
Tech Support:  Threnody
Stealth Ops:Gambit (duh)

Okay, obvs Gambit is stealth - that doesn’t need to be explained. 

I’d however put Bobby on as leader instead of comic relief as I’m so over him being shoe horned into teams to be the annoying immature guy who cracks a terrible joke every few pages.  I love Bobby putting a little more faith into himself and start taking charge.  He’s been part of the dream since the start, no reason why he can’t step up to the plate.  And he’s still totally tell dad jokes on occasion to lighten the mood from time to time especially with 2 jr x-men on the team and goth af Threnody.

Rogue is my tank because also duh.  I’d pull her from leader as I don’t tend to personally like her when she’s leading, she loses all her spunk and fun. I love her best when she’s a little more loose cannon being all flirty and punching anything & everything.

Pixie is our transport, she’s just so endearing to me when written well.  I love her nervous energy around the adults.

Rockslide is my personal choice for comic relief - he can push peoples buttons just enough but he’s a hard core believer of the dream and always down to have everyone’s backs.

Threnody for tech - it’s what she did for Sinister back in the day.  I want a character whose a least angsty over their powers (and I refuse Rogue for that role as “AH CANT TOUCH YA” is overplayed and hopefully buried) and her & Gambit having the Sinister connection can be a really fun angle to play with.  Everyone else on the team is pretty light & relaxed, so I need someone bringing some darkness and angst to the team.  But not too much.
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 11:17:21 PM »
Nothing to see here...

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 12:14:17 AM »

Off the board:

Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 03:05:42 AM »
Leader - Storm
Tank - Namor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Blink
Tech - Cypher
Comedy - Honey Badger


Not 100% sure if Blink and Cypher are alive.

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 05:12:20 AM »
Leader - Gambit
Tank - Colossus
Stealth - Psylocke
Flanker - Nightcralwer
Tech - Kitty Pryde
Comedy - Deadpool




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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 08:54:25 AM »
Leader - Storm
Tank - Namor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Blink
Tech - Cypher
Comedy - Honey Badger


Not 100% sure if Blink and Cypher are alive.


Last I checked, both alive.


Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 09:59:08 AM »
Leader - Bishop
Tank - Armor
Stealth - Gambit
Flanker - Magik
Tech - Danger
Comedy - Doop


I wanted to use characters that could theoretically fill a couple roles: I've always liked Bishop and think he makes a pretty good character as a driving force behind a team, given the right motivation - plus he has a lot of tech background. Armor will probably always be my choice for a tank - I just love her powers and I think she could bring a unique POV plus some comedy relief. Gambit doesn't really need an explanation. I'm not sure if Magik's teleportation would necessarily be the quickest, but she can get everyone around and she still brings a lot of power to the table. I think Danger would fill the tech role nicely, plus could double in some stealth areas with Gambit. Doop is more for comedy-relief, but I feel like he's inherently a wild-card because of his powers.

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 12:25:08 PM »
Leader: Jean Grey
Tank: Juggernaut
Wildcard:Legion
Flanker: Polaris
Tech:Forge
Stealth:Gambit

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 01:39:43 PM »
Off the board: Frenzy, Northstar, Hellion, Sage, Havok, Rogue, Iceman, Threnody, Pixie, Rockslide, Storm, Namor, Cypher, Blink, Honey Badger, Colossus, Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Deadpool, Bishop, Magik, Armor, Doop, Jean, Legion, Juggernaut, Polaris, Danger, Forge


Heh, the longer this goes, the hard it's going to be. Perhaps we should institute a challenge so questionable slot choices have to be explained?
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 02:26:01 PM »
The X-Men's Phantom Thieves of Hearts:

Leader - Gambit
Tank - Wolverine
Cavalier - Lila Cheney
Comic/Wildcard - Jubilee
Tech - ... uh, Beast, I guess
Stealth - Domino

I think I stuck to the rules. Tech support is the most difficult category. Really drawing a blank outside of what has already been posted.

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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 02:59:04 PM »

I think I stuck to the rules. Tech support is the most difficult category. Really drawing a blank outside of what has already been posted.


Oh, I can think of at least three more. At some point posters may have to settle for kinda smart.
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Re: Build an X-Men team (read the rules)
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 03:39:29 PM »
Leader - Cable
Tank - Cannonball
Flanker - Vanisher
Wild Card - Boom Boom
Techie - Dr Nemesis
Stealth - Gambit


Boom Boom being the POV character among all of these guys makes me smile.



EDITED After realizing Cyclops was dead and that's against protocol.
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