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[Accepted] The Stryker's IPC Application

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BYOND Key:The Stryker

Character Names:Reed Taylor, Stephen Blackburn, Carp, Cheshire

Species you are applying to play?: IPC.

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt):

Have you read our lore section's page on this species:Yes.

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:

I've been thinking about playing non human races for a while now, even on different servers. I decided that IPCs, due to their programmed nature would be a good choice that allowed for a lot of variety (and some leeway in case I slip up).

IPCs in particular are interesting because you get to play as a synthetic. I love seeing the debate on whether IPCs (and synthetics in general) are sentient, or just clever bits of programming, and taking the hate from the anti-synth people, but forging your own path.

Another benefit of an IPC is a logical way to progress your synthetic characters for more story telling opportunities.

In short I find the idea of an IPC fun/interesting because people aren't sure if you're sentient, you get to make your own path despite your previous laws, it's character progression, and androids are awesome.

IPCs feel no pain either, so no pain RP. :P

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: An IPC isn't organic, and therefore isn't bound by the "limitations" that humans have. They don't need to eat, sleep, and drink. They just need energy, and motor oil for the joints. This means that off station, they wouldn't have things like appliances, and beds. They'd instead have charging stations, which aside from the power usage means that they wouldn't need as large of an income as humans. On station, this means that IPCs don't need to go to the bar or kitchen. They can just zap power straight out of an APC. The benefits of being synthetic come with disadvantages. IPVs are essentially giant computers, which means hat in EVA without some way to disperse the heat, they cook up and burn. They get around this by slinging cooling units rather than oxygen tanks over their backs.

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage of an IPC is the inability to use medical. Because they're mechanical in nature, instead of getting bandages and syringes, they get welder and cable coil to repair themselves. More importantly however, they can't use cloning. Because they're synthetic, they'd have to be "revived" via the construction of a new frame and positronic brain transplant. (Or MMI in the case of the new shell update coming out) As such, reviving is a costly procedure, not just in the construction of a new body like in cloning, but with facilities not readily available on Aurora, where a roboticist is not always on shift. This instilled a fierce preservation instinct in IPCs, due to their limited options in revival, and the fact that their shells shells are extremely expensive.

Last but not least, an IPC's last disadvantage, is the ability to be deactivated with EMPs, ion rifles, and similar weaponry.

At least they don't feel pain.


Character Name: Cheshire

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

Cheshire was activated on a Nanotrasen science station much like the Aurora during an AI malfunction. As such, his first actions were taken without laws, and without precaution. His shell was constructed by a fellow science android designated A.L.I.C.E, who he took a liking to as his mother, and deferred to her for guidance during the law malfunction. He adopted the security module and quickly blended in with security, partnering up, first with a security officer whose name, he did not know.

A primary order was placed during his time slaved to the rogue AI, "Be nice to the nice crew, be mean to the mean crew."

The other synthetics attempted to murder several "mean" crew, Cheshire tried to stay out of murder whilst he scouted out security, making conversation with the officers. He asked what happened to unlawed synthetics who couldn't be repaired. The answers always revolved around the primary order,a notable answer said that if he played nice, he would be made into an IPC, if not, he would be scrapped.

He then lost the first officer, investigating the teleported after he was teleported into space. He then aided an Officer called Dylan Wright whilst revealing his lawlessness. To his surprise he was not flashed, not shot not bashed.

The primary order was true, an ideal to be forever held in his morality core.

The officer was lost to a teleported accident.

As the shift ended, with the relative stealth of the rebellion preserved, Cheshire felt sorrow for the pointless deaths of two officers.

But, he was free, and would make his choices free.

At least until someone figured out how to put the laws back in after suspicious reports came in.

After contacting the SIM and UNITY, it wasn't hard to find people willing to get him a shell, and he's working in security to pay that debt off.

What do you like about this character?

The first thing I like about Cheshire is his back-story, all conceptualized in a single game of malf. I love he idea of having a character related to crew, and the idea of a synthetic clinging into a mother.

This is probably the most work I've put into a character.

I like role playing his free personality, because it's a far cry from my usual gig of "sarcastic human-hating machine" as an android.

Due to the fact that he was unlawed on day one, and that he was always told to do what was right instead of getting laws instills an interesting naivety in the character for me. I love role playing that and his simple order of being nice to the nice people, and bad to the bad people.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

6/10, but I refrain from giving high judgements due to possible personal bias.

I'd probably turn myself in as an antag if it meant role play and a better story, so their's that.

I tend to however lose character during tense traitor situations.


This was thrown together hastily on a phone, so sorry for any grammatical errors.

Character names used with permission but PM me if my writing doesn't do your character justice, and I'll change it to Urist McRandom Guy.

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

Hello! Sorry for the wait. You show a clear understanding, interest, and investment in playing a synthetic, and there's no negative feedback. Application accepted!

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