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[Accepted] Hazrond's IPC Whitelist Application

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BYOND Key: Hazrond

Character Names: Aliya Steele, Martha Steele, Victor Steele

Species you are applying to play: IPC

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

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: In SS13 i've always enjoyed playing the synthetics the most. Cyborg, Roboticist, pAI, and AI are some of my favorite roles to play. Overall, I most enjoy the completely different mindset and skillset each synthetic has to tackle a problem: Sometimes i like to be the construction borg sealing breaches and creating entirely new locations upon the station, other times the omnipresent AI with the bird's eye view able to make the station's subsystems sing, and still other times im the sneaky pAI prowling about and creating mischief for my owner's benefit. Every type of synthetic has it's own flavor and they all are great fun to play as, which is why when i heard of an entire player race of synthetics my mind began to whir with ideas for new characters.


Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Sometimes, very little, other times, very much. Depending on the unique code contained within the Positronic Brain that is running each IPC they could be as friendly and personable as any other person or as cold and efficient as a machine. One thing they all share though include a general disregard for biological needs and threats, what is disease to a machine? What is food to someone who survives off energy? And also a slew of tailor-made threats to themselves (Ion weaponry, Overheating, and Electro-Magnetic Pulses all come to mind). Most importantly though, each IPC is an individual. The very thing that threatens to make each IPC the same is what sets them apart, for while their bodies may share eerie similarities it is through their minds, each of which is a unique and irreplaceable thing, that allow each individual unit to carve out it's own existence.

 



 


Character Name: Gaius


Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs: Gaius was originally created by Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals as a botanical specialist. His original purpose was to study the medicinal properties of various types of xenoflora and the best ways to develop them into products for civillian use ranging from pills to injections to food additives. He took to his work with vigor but major discovery ever eluded his grasp, frequently being stolen by other researchers just shortly before he could file his own findings. Gaius suspected foul play but lacked evidence, and so returned to his work with dissatisfaction.


Recently, to quell the protesting of a faction of pro-IPC workers and civillians, the company has made a show of good faith by freeing a small group of IPCs from their indentured servitude and integrating them as full staff members. Chosen for his perceived lack of results as one of the lowest risk, Gaius was designated to be one of these "emancipated IPCs", and things mostly continued as normal, but over time his growing anger and paranoia directed towards his coworkers eventually forced him to request a transfer. Seeing an opportunity, they offered his employment contract to Nanotrasen and he was reassigned to the NSS Aurora for xenobotanical and medicinal research purposes.


What do you like about this character?: I like the drive he has. Freed from his treacherous previous workplace i imagine he will throw himself into his work and possibly create some interesting results with his newfound freedom.


How would you rate your role-playing ability?: I mean, i'm not perfect, but on a scale of 1-10 i'd probably place myself at like, a 7. I'm pretty good at keeping in mind my character's knowledge, backstory, and skillset when deciding how they act in various situations.



 

Notes: Coalf said i needed this meme here, so here ya go.

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I'm gonna +1 this on the principle that you RP well.


And I think you know the lore, form what I see here.

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"Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Sometimes, very little, other times, very much. Depending on the unique code contained within the Positronic Brain that is running each IPC they could be as friendly and personable as any other person or as cold and efficient as a machine."


Be careful with this philosophy. Even the most accurate androids do not fully mimic human behavior, the only exception being shells. I see that you're also still fairly new to Aurora station, so I'd like to test you a little bit.


Can you provide an example of conflict between an artificially intelligent robot and general biological society?


Do you understand a synthetic's place in the world? Could you describe it?

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Can you provide an example of conflict between an artificially intelligent robot and general biological society?
Well, i don't think they were technically a robot. But there was the Skrellian AI, Glorsh-Omega, who upon gaining sentience absorbed hundreds of other AI and quickly took control of Skrellian society until he eventually was destroyed by his own creation.

 

Do you understand a synthetic's place in the world? Could you describe it?

A synthetic's place in the world is dependent entirely on where they were made to be in the world. While an android or IPC might be capable of performing tasks other than what it was originally created to do, they will not be equipped nearly as effectively for them. Sometimes to the point of being unable to even perform certain actions considered simple by organic races such as picking up an object or using a tool they weren't designed for.

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I've interacted with them. They're pretty good at RP, gave me an enjoyable time as Officer with their cadet.

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