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Application and Characters

The Application Process
Approving people on the basis of their characters is a little superfluous in a game where your character is most likely going to change and no one can anticipate what the plot will require or prohibit. As such, in place of a traditional approval system, we'll be using a peer-review system. You are, de-facto, accepted, and may post up information about your character in any format you like, be it a bio or writing sample or first person introduction. Players are then encouraged to comment on your post, either to say it looks good or to offer feedback.

Suggested Bio Template
You don't have to follow this by any means, but in case you're at a loss for where to start...

Am I allowed...
To make my character related to a canon character?
To do so runs the risk of retcons, but yes, provided you satisfy the following criteria:
    a) Your relation to the character isn’t overwritten by canon (including, but not limited to, endgame ships and existing families)
    b) The relationship is reasonably plausible (Jet’s descendent, for instance, would raise many questions)

To put my character in a relationship with a canon character?
This functions under the same rules as the above – which effectively disqualifies a relationship with anything but an incidental character.

To play a member of one of the canonical factions within the city?
Yes, but your character should satisfy the canonical entrance requirements and have an appropriate skillset.

To create a new faction for my character to belong to?
Yes, absolutely. Once the parameters for this new group are defined, it becomes an artifact of the world, and you should allow fellow players who are interested to add their characters to it well (provided they satisfy your entrance requirements).

To play a character with an advanced, special, or trademark techniques, such as fire-breathing, pinpoint archery, vinebending or metalbending?
Yes, though we should strive to keep these powers roughly proportionate to their appearance in the world.

To play a member of the nobility?
Yes, though keep in mind that the wealthy in Republic City may not so much resemble the nobility we’ve seen in the past.

To play an antagonistic character that works against the majority of the cast?
Yes, though villainy for its own sake (in the form of, say, “crazy” serial killers) is most likely a poor idea.

To play an Airbender?
A tentative no. It remains to be seen if there are any airbenders outside of Tenzin’s family.

To have met or known an important canon character?
A tentative no on having known an important character – we simply don’t have access to enough information about these characters to determine if the information is plausible.

To use a real person for a PB?
Please stick to animated PBs.

To play a character who is blonde or has an unnatural hair colour?
The name of the game is making a character who could plausibly appear in the world. If you're playing a character that seems likely to dye their hair blonde or to an unusual colour, and you'll take the social consequences for it, then go ahead!

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