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ChevalierMalFet's Unathi Application

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BYOND Key: ChevalierMalFet

Character Names: Sarad Amrapurkar, Za'Akaix'Tlexa Zo'Ra, Subhash Gokhale, Chadrakhar Gokhale, Ajit Patil, AI SAMSARA

Species you are applying to play: Unathi

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): Brown. Browny-green. Earth tones.

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: I have.

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question

Why do you wish to play this specific race: Because the Unathi are a direct, man-of-action warrior race, and there's nothing I find quite so interesting as subverting this expectation and creating somebody who belongs to a direct, man-of-action warrior race and yet is himself something like Doctor Zhivago.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Unathi are failures, in that their traditional leaders have failed them; millions of Unathi were killed in a flash of atomic light and they have now become vassals to Human/Skrell ambition. The central story to the Unathi, if indeed there is one and if I may be so bold as to make such a claim, is that they must struggle to figure out how to live in this new, massive world - having been plucked out of their small pond, where they were big, fat, lazy fish, and dumped into a vast ocean full of shadowy whales.


Character Name: Mizgur Vokimok

Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs

Mizgur Vokimok was born on Moghes, but her parents moved to humanspace before she was old enough to realize it. Her oldest memories are of the red plains of Mars, and of her father - once of high station, now a broken-up man working menial jobs - complaining bitterly about the foolishness and blindness of the Unathi race. In her home, there was nothing Unathi, nothing of Moghes - her parents wouldn't even let it into the door. Her first language was Sol Common, and she attended school - the only Unathi for a thousand miles - with all the human children as though nothing was wrong. Her classmates and teachers meant well, sure, but she knew they couldn't shake their image of her as a savage, as a wild animal, as a piece of living trash for the Alliance to stomp on. It made her angry.

A stronger mind, a more independent spirit, could have taken all that anger and turned it back on the others, growing a sense of defiance and stubborn pride in her people despite their straightened circumstances. Mizgur wasn't such a person, and she could only send her anger inward at her own people and her own origins. They were right, she thought to herself, the Unathi are garbage. I'll have nothing to do with them, nothing ever. My body may be scales, but in my heart, I can be like a human being. I can be somebody. I can matter. Her drive to bury all that was Unathi about her drove her through school, where she achieved top marks. She was the only Unathi to march at her graduation from the University of Mars Medical School, and the only one in the room when she was granted her medical license. Now, she is a doctor - an accomplished doctor, a respected doctor, a jewel in the world of general practice. But no matter what she does, she can never escape the memory of the day when everyone in class looked at her like the creature she was.

What do you like about this character? Mizgur is gentle, thoughtful, and tender-hearted; a friend to friends and to those in need. Assuming you believe that she's a competent doctor (which she is), I imagine there's nobody you'd rather have as your physician - even if she does struggle with profound self-loathing.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? 9 out of 10. It would be irredeemably arrogant to rate myself at a 10, wouldn't it? But I actually do think I'm very good at this; it's one of my major hobbies and has been for ages.

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Damn, I didn't realize that this didn't have any replies. I haven't had as much IC interaction with your characters as I would like, but I do like Tlexa when I see them around, and think that it seems like a competently done vaurca. In your application, you have very fluidly expressed your desires to subvert the Unathi traditions while simultaneously indicating that you are aware of what they are (at least, mostly) instead of just being lazy. Your biography is enjoyable and well-made as well, so I'd like to see this character on the station. She reminds me of my own past Unathi characters, so I can appreciate the style that you're going for.

You've got my approval, for what it's worth.

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

I always enjoy seeing players attempt to weave their own subversion of common species' tropes when they have an understanding of the base race to properly subvert. The feedback has been positive and I know you to be a genuine and talented roleplayer.

Application accepted!

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