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Finding a calling for your character


 
 
Calling
"Anyone in the business of fighting supervillains had better have a very good reason.  After all, this choice of career can get a person killed, or at least ruin his or her social life.

These reasons are summarized in a hero's calling, the main motivation a hero has for leading this life.  A hero that's a Protector is motivated to protect the weak, while an Outcast might just want to be left alone.

As far as the roleplaying goes, a calling is a very important piece of data.  It gives you an idea of what matters to the hero, what is likely to make the hero mad, and what situations the hero will avoid at any cost.  And if your playing a hero with a particular calling, events may crop up which cases the hero to act."
Choose your calling carefully, from here, you will form your characters personality, and perhaps the character's history.  It is the baseline for every action and decision made for your character.
The list of callings are:
 

Adventurer
Your hero seeks to recapture a spirit of adventure that humanity has lost.  He or she will go to often foolhardy lengths to revitalize this hedonistic, adventuresome spirit. Examples: Hawkeye, Hercules, Nightcrawler, Wasp
Animal Nature
Your hero has a savage side that must be kept in check.  He or she must struggle to control these feelings, or give in and lose control.  Examples: Morbius, Wolverine, Tigra, Werewolf
Demolisher*
Your hero causes destruction for destruction's sake.  Demonstration of raw power causes a sense of pride, no matter what the cost.  Examples: Sabertooth, Juggernaut, Absorbing Man, Super-Adaptoid
Exemplar
Your hero feels he or she symbolizes a race, class historical legacy, or subgroup that needs greater visibility.  He or she seeks a high profile, but not personal notariety.  Examples: Black Knight, Captain Britain, Falcon, Thor
Explorer
Your hero devotes his or her life to the discovery of new ideas and environments.  He or she is often as powerful as the practical.  Example: Giant-Man, Mister Fantastic, Moondragon, Stingray
Gloryhound
Your hero seeks publicity for personal accomplishments.  Only the adulation of the people will satisfy this individual's longings.  Examples: Human Torch, Luke Cage, She-Hulk, Wonder Man
Greed *
Your hero is overwhelmed by the desire for wealth.  Even when great wealth is achieved, more must be gained.  Examples: Electro, Kingpin, Rhino, Taskmaster.
Guardian
Your hero desires to protect beloved persons or places.  Threats to those loved ones trigger the strongest responses in this individual. Examples: Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Invisible Woman, Phoenix
Idealist
Your hero stands for a cause for which he or she would gladly die.  Challenges to these beliefs provoke strong reactions from this individual.  Examples:  Captain America, Cyclops, Professor X, Sabra
Investigator
Your hero loves unraveling human mysteries, whether of crime, science, psychiatry or another field of inquiry.  It is especially satisfying when that work helps others.  Examples: Beast, Black Widow, Doc Samson, Forge
Majesty
Your hero leads a people and acts as the preserver of their interests.  Personal power is weilded for their benefit. Examples: Black Bolt, Black Panther, Clea, Sub-Mariner
Mentor
Your hero acts to encourage responsibility and competence among hus or her charges.  Testing the students' abilities is a high priority.  Examples: Agatha Harkness, Banshee, Stick, White Queen
Outcast
Your hero is hated or feared for some quality, possibly a mutant power or a past allegiance.  He or she may want to be left alone, or will ally with only those who are free of the bias.  Examples: Hulk, Nate Grey, Polaris, Quick Silver
Peace of Mind
Your hero seeks self-perfection or freedom from inner demons.  He or she may suffer inner conflicts, or overcomes them and keeps spiritually balanced.  Examples: Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Shang Chi, Wolfsbane
Protector
Your hero lives to protect innocents from harm, regardless of who or what they are.  Seeing folks in danger brings out in your hero an overwhelming desire to lend a hand.  Examples: Angel, Shadowcat, Colossus, Storm
Repentant
Your hero acts to gain redemptionfor past sins.  Only through the doing of good deeds can your hero feel at least partially cleansed.  Examples: Ant-Man, Elektra, Gambit, Silver Surfer
Responsibility of Power
Your hero is saddled with undesired powers, but feels he or she must act selflessly.  He or she may grab normalcy if it comes alone, but otherwise will perservere.  Examples: Iceman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Thing
Soldier
Your hero prizes following or giving orders unless it conflicts with his or her moral code.  He or she may fight for money or duty, but ultimately fights for personal validation.  Examples: Bishop, Cable, Nick Fury, Silver Sable
Thrill-Seeker
Your hero acts because of a hedonistic desire for danger or risk.  Events that heighten his or her adrenaline are highly prized.  Examples: Black Cat, Nova, Psylocke, Sersi
Uncontrolled Power
Your hero cannot control his or her own powers without monitoring.  This may overcome your hero's reason and force actions that he or she would regret.  Examples: Franklin Richards, Havok, Rogue, Scarlet Witch
Vengeance*
Your hero seeks revenge against someone for some real or imagined slight.  Any sacrifice to gain that vengeance is acceptable. Examples: The Green Goblin, Loki, Super-Skrull, Venom
Vestige of Humanity
Your hero isnt fully human, but envies the full emotions of others.  The closer your hero can act to human, the happier he or she is.  Examples:  Adam Warlock, Warbird, Machine Man, Vision
World Domination*
Your hero wants domination over as many people as possible. Resistance to his or her will can trigger violent responses. Examples: Annihilis, Doctor Doom, Leader, Magneto
Youthful Exuberance
Your hero recklessly pursues the life of a superbeing with the wide eyed joy of youth.  Such an individual is bored easily, and not good at listening to instructions. Examples: Cannonball, Jubilee, Kymaera, Meltdown
* Denotes a calling that gives a freedom from moral responsibility.