Bulletproof Blues Character Contest
February 16, 2014
Final Entries on March 31, 2014
- The character can be any hero, villain, or even regular person that anyone could find in the Bulletproof Blues universe.
- Submission should include your name, email contact, and be no more than 1000 words, but could be as simple as a name. Pictures or photographs (for cosplayers) would also be acceptable, but please do not use a name or picture you don't have the rights to use.
- The character should be based in the contemporary world of Bulletproof Blues, or be capable of being used in the contemporary setting.
The GagMen are happy to announce the winner of our Bulletproof Blues Contest: Wraith808, with his submission Black Steel! The Winner was chosen by Brandon Blackmoor, himself, and will be featured in the upcoming Second Edition of Bulletproof Blues! Check out Wraith's original submission bellow, and from the GagMen, thank you to everyone who participated!
Tommy is a modern day sophist, and loves rhetoric, philosophy, and debate. His nature is to be quite laid back and zen like under most circumstances. But when the weight of his family's misdeeds lay upon him, he is driven to make recompense, and all grace leaves his tongue as he becomes very pragmatic and withdrawn, to enable him to make the hard choices that give his life meaning. If there is no place for him in the light, he will embrace the darkness to remove those that justice cannot reach.
Tommy is bi-racial- half Korean and Half Black, with very striking facial features. His sculpted profile gives him model like looks, but his features are rounded enough to make him inviting rather than intimidating, though his physicality and green eyes are arresting. He is always impeccably dressed when in his secret identity, wearing only a black gi paired with a deep hood and domino mask when going out as Black Steel.
Tommy's mother was a US Diplomat stationed in South Korea... and his father... was complicated. The assassin Shindo infiltrated the party only to get a lay of the land and information, not for a liason with a diplomat. But that interlude resulted in a son. His mother, ever pragmatic, after she found out who Tommy's father was, didn't tell him. One of his enemies did. After killing her. But Tommy's powers manifested, enabling him to escape. He lived life on the run, with one goal other than survival- not to end up like his father.
But his powers were more fit to follow his sire than rebel against him- tailor made for an assassin. Heroes didn't accept him, and villains- well, his father made enemies on both sides of the law. So, he found another use for his abilities- to bring to justice those villains that the system couldn't touch, and do what the other heroes couldn't- end their threat.
At the peak of human ability, even without his powers Tommy would be a deadly foe. But add in his ability to teleport, control kinetic energy,and mark targets, and you get an implacable hunter, able to reach targets where they think they are safest.
His general tactics are to gather his own evidence to come to a judgment on the target, scout them and find out where their weaknesses are, use his connections to get close enough to mark them, and then kill them when they least expect it, teleporting in to their sanctuary to dispatch them.