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[OOC Information]
Name: Empyrealdragon
Age: 27
AIM/Plurk/Dreamwidth/Email: AIM: rainstormdrake [plurk.com profile] empyrealdragon
What characters do you already play here, if any? epsilon and Noble Six
How did you hear about the game? I've been here

[IC Information]
Character Name: Rinzler
Series: Tron
Gender: Male
Age: Old. Considering how grid tiem and human time compares...
Species: Program

Appearance: He's a program, black in coloring with orangish colored lights. There's a set of lights located on his chest in a T shape from before he became Rinzler, when he was Tron. He wears a full face covering helmet at all times.

Personality: Powerful. Lethal. CLU's personal enforcer and loyal minion.

These are just some of the things that one can say about Rinzler. But there's more to Rinzler than a mindless minion.

Rinzler was based around and has the core programming of Tron. As Tron, he was loyal to his friends, affectionate, and devoted to the cause of the users to the point that he would have willingly sacrificed himself to save them. He rebelled in the old system against the MCP on behalf of the users, and managed to take it down. He was even willing to be brought over into the new system to help Flynn build a perfect system. In fact, when CLU turned on Kevin Flynn, declaring him corrupted for his obsession with the ISOs, Tron sacrificed himself to give Flynn a chance to escape. Or at least, it was what was supposed to have happened. Indeed, it would have probably been kinder than the hard truth of what happened to Tron.

CLU instead took the basic material of Tron and re-purposed into something better. Into what he saw as perfection. He already had the features that CLU needed. They just needed refined and redirected.

Rinzler is something so different from Tron that it too the small marking that CLU had left intact for Kevin Flynn to realize who he really was. His loyalty to the users and his friends has been overridden and altered. Now, his loyalty is to CLU. Nothing more, nothing less. He is CLU's most loyal servant. Anything that CLU needs done, all he needs to do is ask it of Rinzler. Anything he chooses to do to Rinzler, it will not be questioned. He is CLU's servant. There is no hesitation. No questioning. Just perfect, flawless obedience. He still has some independence of mind and flexibility left to him, because a completely mindless drone would be worthless. He can make some judgment calls regarding his orders. But overall, he gets things done.

He is also a competent and extremely lethal participant in the Grid Games. He shows no mercy with his opponents, derezzing with little hesitation. He is an absolutely brutal opponent to the point where the Disc Wars competitions with him as the final round might as well just be a death sentence. No one is going to get out of it alive, between his capabilities and unique combat style and the way that things are basically rigged in his favor.

Rinzler is clever enough to put things together though, such as the detail of Sam Flynn bleeding from the injury that he took in their match, and while he would have finished the match in spite of this, he has enough curiosity and presence of mind to realize an anomaly like an unknown user on the Grid needed to be known to CLU.

And one of the biggest changes? He speaks rarely now. Mostly, he makes an odd rumbling noise. He can speak, but for some reason or another, it's usually limited to raspy statements of no more than a few words at a time.

However, the repurposing isn't without cracks and flaws, as could be seen when Rinzler was exposed to stimulus that reminded himself of what he was to the point where he finally betrayed CLU. Where he remembered that once, he fought for the users. That the Creator had been a friend once. Something worth dying for.

Abilities: Rinzler is a highly skilled combatant, capable of fighting with two identity discs. Something extremely unusual, and pretty much unique to him on the grid. He's also agile and capable of some fairly impressive acrobatic feats. He's also quite adaptable, as can be seen from the way he handle the changing gravity in Disc Wars when he's fighting Sam Flynn. He's also quite effective with both lightcycles and lightjets.

Items: His double discs and baton(http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/Baton)

History: (Forgive me on this one. I'm trying to write a history on the character the first time ever, in spite of playing him in 2 games. It's a little... Difficult to just focus on him when there's a lot not directly affecting him that impact the way he is.)

Well, Rinzler has a... complicated history to say the least. There was once a computer system, belonging to a company named Encomm. This system was home to the grid, which was a world inside a computer. Programs are people covered in glowing circuits. And one of these was a system monitoring program named Tron, made by a user named Alan Bradley. The system had been taken over by a program known as the MCP. The MCP consider himself better than the users and was trying to get rid of users loyal to them. This was ruined one day, because the MCP chose to abduct a user named Kevin Flynn into the system. Once he'd gotten inside, he managed to aid Tron in taking down the MCP, overthrowing him and turning it back into a free system(With a little assistance from Tron's user, Alan.)

After this, Kevin Flynn worked to create a new Grid. Where all information was open and free. And to do this, he brought Tron from the original grid, as well as creating a new program named CLU to take care of the system during his absences. Together, they were working to build the perfect system. But one day, something came to change everything.

They were called the ISOs. Unlike the other, they were not created by a user. Instead, chance and conditions created something profound. Something more complex than Kevin ever imagined to find. They were to change everything. Flynn's gift to the world. But not everyone saw them as that. CLU looked at what Kevin saw as a miracle, and instead saw something entirely different. A flaw that needed to be eradicated from the system, and a user that was betraying what he saw as the idea of what they'd planned.

CLU decided to act. He gathered together his own loyal programs and organized a coup against Kevin Flynn. The Creator. Tron was thought to have been derezzed during the attack that began CLU's campaign against the user. From there, he went on to execute the Purge. The destruction of the flaws in the system Kevin was so enamored with. The ISOs were almost completely wiped out, except for one. But at this point, Flynn not only had lost control of the system, he was trapped inside, away from his son. Away from the world. The portal into the Grid could only be opened from the outside, and it only stayed open for a short time.

Years later, something happened to change things. Sam, Flynn's son, was lured to the grid to reopen the portal. Something CLU had wanted for a chance to invade the user world. CLU needed Flynn's identity disc. The master key to the system and his ticket to taking an army out to conquer the user world. Sam had the misfortune of being picked up as a stray program shortly after arrival on the grid, and ended up forced into participating in Disc Wars. An attempt to escape put him up against Rinzler.

Rinzler was CLU's most loyal servant. One that had every reason to know that bleeding was the sign of a user. He was actually Tron, who had not been derezzed. Instead, he'd been captured and re-purposed into Rinzler. CLU's loyal enforcer. A servant that had no idea what he truly was. His memories of being Tron were blocked. There was only one visible clue of who he was. A T shaped marking at the base of his neck.

Due to outside help from the lone surviving ISO, Sam escaped, and Rinzler reported back to Clu. Clu's forces proceeded to track the users, and eventually, Rinzler was sent to track them down, eventually pursuing them to the portal back to the user world. He was distracted from that, however, when the ISO chose to sacrifice herself as a distraction for the users.

I intend to pull the character from this point for now.(I may later on canon bump him to actually give him the knowledge of who he was, but for now, I think it works for more drama like this.)

First-Person Communicator Sample:

[Rinzler had been prodding at the communicator device for a while. It wasn't really something he was used to still, and he wasn't the most comfortable with it. But in some ways, it wasn't that different from the technology on the grid. He let's out a rumbling noise as he turns on the audio.] Users.

Need to leave. Did not protest before. Thought would be able to return to Clu. Still here. In this user world.

Cannot stay here. How can I leave? I obey Clu. Cannot serve him here.

Third-Person RP Sample:
As a fourth wall event character: http://revenance-rpg.dreamwidth.org/50508.html?thread=3276364#cmt3276364

What’s the mod’s favorite Dream Eater? Her Pricklemane
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PERSONAL
NAME: Empyreal Dragon
PERSONAL JOURNAL: [personal profile] digitalringhals
EMAIL:
AIM: rainstormdrake
WIKI NAME: Empyreal Dragon
CURRENT CHARACTERS: Agent Washington and Noble Six


CHARACTER
CHARACTER NAME: Rinzler
SERIES: Tron Legacy
CANON POINT: Shortly after capturing Quorra
LOSS: The ability to separate his identity disc

ABOUT THE CHARACTER:

Powerful. Lethal. CLU's personal enforcer and loyal minion.

These are just some of the things that one can say about Rinzler. But there's more to Rinzler than a mindless minion.

Rinzler was based around and has the core programming of Tron. As Tron, he was loyal to his friends, affectionate, and devoted to the cause of the users to the point that he would have willingly sacrificed himself to save them. He rebelled in the old system against the MCP on behalf of the users, and managed to take it down. He was even willing to be brought over into the new system to help Flynn build a perfect system. In fact, when CLU turned on Kevin Flynn, declaring him corrupted for his obsession with the ISOs, Tron sacrificed himself to give Flynn a chance to escape. Or at least, it was what was supposed to have happened. Indeed, it would have probably been kinder than the hard truth of what happened to Tron.

CLU instead took the basic material of Tron and re-purposed into something better. Into what he saw as perfection. He already had the features that CLU needed. They just needed refined and redirected.

Rinzler is something so different from Tron that it too the small marking that CLU had left intact for Kevin Flynn to realize who he really was. His loyalty to the users and his friends has been overridden and altered. Now, his loyalty is to CLU. Nothing more, nothing less. He is CLU's most loyal servant. Anything that CLU needs done, all he needs to do is ask it of Rinzler. Anything he chooses to do to Rinzler, it will not be questioned. He is CLU's servant. There is no hesitation. No questioning. Just perfect, flawless obedience. He still has some independence of mind and flexibility left to him, because a completely mindless drone would be worthless. He can make some judgment calls regarding his orders. But overall, he gets things done.

He is also a competent and extremely lethal participant in the Grid Games. He shows no mercy with his opponents, derezzing with little hesitation. He is an absolutely brutal opponent to the point where the Disc Wars competitions with him as the final round might as well just be a death sentence. No one is going to get out of it alive, between his capabilities and unique combat style and the way that things are basically rigged in his favor.

Rinzler is clever enough to put things together though, such as the detail of Sam Flynn bleeding from the injury that he took in their match, and while he would have finished the match in spite of this, he has enough curiosity and presence of mind to realize an anomaly like an unknown user on the Grid needed to be known to CLU.

And one of the biggest changes? He speaks rarely now. Mostly, he makes an odd rumbling noise. He can speak, but for some reason or another, it's usually limited to raspy statements of no more than a few words at a time.

However, the repurposing isn't without cracks and flaws, as could be seen when Rinzler was exposed to stimulus that reminded himself of what he was to the point where he finally betrayed CLU. Where he remembered that once, he fought for the users. That the Creator had been a friend once. Something worth dying for.

ABILITIES: Rinzler is a highly skilled combatant, capable of fighting with two identity discs. Something extremely unusual, and pretty much unique to him on the grid. He's also agile and capable of some fairly impressive acrobatic feats. He's also quite adaptable, as can be seen from the way he handle the changing gravity in Disc Wars when he's fighting Sam Flynn. He's also quite effective with both lightcycles and lightjets.

THIRD-PERSON WRITING SAMPLE: The games. Again with the games. Disc wars this time. Rinzler would be pacing impatiently if he could, but it wouldn't do to show his feelings quite so... Visibly. All there is for him to do for now is watch and wait. Not his favorite way to spend his time by any means. And it's not like he ever gets anything unusual or a real challenge to make thing interesting. Just destroying the same kind of foolish programs that manage to survive to the final round. To meet their execution at his hands. There's no hope for them, even if they might think otherwise. They may as well die to those other combatants.

Rinzler knows what he really is. CLU's executioner. Clu's perfect enforcer. No one exists that can beat him. CLU made him that way.

This time, however... The games already are going different. He almost didn't notice the one program. Until the program decided to try to escape. His only possible moves would lead straight to the final round. Straight to where Rinzler's waiting. He hears the announcement, rumbling as he eyes the foolish program that had jumped to his own execution at Rinzler's hands.... There's something off about the program, but it doesn't matter. He's going to make it a moot point soon enough, drawing his discs.

Fear. To be expected. The program isn't stupid enough to think it stands a chance against Rinzler. He isn't Clu's personal enforcer for nothing. The foolish program just rushed to its own demise. Disappointing. Not even really a challenge.

FIRST-PERSON JOURNAL SAMPLE: ((I know it's a canonly mostly voiceless character. Still, trying to at least give some voice in the sample to meet the requirements. Tell me if you want something else.))
[There's a soft, confused rumbling noise in the background as the one making the entry contemplates the book in front of him carefully. While speaking isn't exactly an easy thing for him anymore... He could always write. Have some mechanically precise text in the journal.]

Is this the user world? How did I get here? [There's an annoyed growl.] Where is the ISO?

How can I return to the Grid? Do not belong here. Need to find the users. CLU needs me there.

[The sound of growling and restless pacing can be heard in the background as he hasn't even bothered to shut the journal on finishing the entry.]

INTENT: I've played him as marginally AU in another game with a full cast, and I'm curious to try him in another setting with a less complete cast.

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Sep. 24th, 2011 06:37 pm
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