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Post by Holotype February 26th 2013, 3:51 pm

So I'm new to the site, though I've apparently already made enough of a stink that some of you guys might be familiar with me. My character, Holotype, is a character from some old RPs i've played in the past that I'd like to revisit, hence my coming to this site. Holotype is a unique character, heavily influenced by the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and the contemporary transhumanist movement, who I intend to raise complex and unnerving questions about the philosophy and politics of the superhero power-fantasy.

Still with me? Good.

I've been debating with myself what the best way to introduce the character to the RP is, considering that I've missed out on some pretty big events. I've considered transferring the group he's run in some other RPs, the Ubermensch Federation, to this site, but considering he's not really a figure in the RP yet I'd just like to test the water to see if there are any particularly politically minded or philosophical characters already here, and if they would be interested in playing alongside Holotype, whether they agree or disagree with his policies.

I guess a sparknotes version of his views are in order:

  • Those with powers are distinctly not human, but an entirely new animal or, arguably, class of lifeform
  • Because of this, any and all laws of existing nations, countries, municipalities and polities do not apply to them: they are not quite "above" the law inasmuch they do not factor into it at all (which might be a plot hook for this Purge thing you have going on)
  • As such, the most logical course of action for a superhuman is to essentially declare their person sovereign
  • Morality, as it exists, is a form of slavery: as long as one adheres to a form of ethics that they did not define for themselves, they are the slave of a society. The moral rightness of an action can only be determined by the actor
  • All of the ills of human society are due to humanity itself: violence, inequality, cruelty, they are all as endemic to the human condition as compassion, ambition and brotherhood. To create a perfect society, one must cease to be human, taking with them only the best qualities of humanity and discarding the rest, which will make them by definition inhuman (I've been considering that this "perfect society" may be created in the rubble of New York city)


Perhaps his outlook on the world can best be summed up by a quote I once said in another RP:
"Just as I have willed myself to greatness above all others, so must I will society to greatness in spite of them"


Sounds like a regular cuddle-bear, doesn't he?
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Post by Amethyst February 26th 2013, 5:33 pm

I can't spell philosophy, but sounds good. Can't see problems with Holotype finding his way into the fray of the Purge, so I would put a character in with you.

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Post by Holotype February 26th 2013, 5:39 pm

Spirit Corgi wrote:I can't spell philosophy, but sounds good. Can't see problems with Holotype finding his way into the fray of the Purge, so I would put a character in with you.
I'm sorry, I'm not wholly sure what you mean by that. Do I get to post in the arc threads now or what?
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