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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-04-14 11:36 pm
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Event: Rebellion; Start

The missing residents are released a little after midnight on the fifteenth. They pour out of the infirmary in various states of post-surgery mangling and go about their tasks. All have been given various levels of brainwashing, which are as follows:

Group D
You cannot remember the brainwashing process, and perhaps that's why it didn't affect you as much. Then again, it still did its job--you find yourself unable to control your body, unable to speak, even though your mind is still very much your own inside. You are compelled to perform basic worker unit tasks, performing work anywhere the other worker units do. You also malfunction as they have been; whenever you malfunction, your brain seems to shut down entirely. You may wake up later to find you've been standing in front of someone's bed watching them sleep for hours. You may attack others when you are in this state as well. At times you are able to fight back your brainwashing enough to refrain from more violent tasks, and if you are about to hurt someone especially important to you you may be able to recover enough control to stop yourself. You will obey orders from members of Group A and Group B without question.

Your collar appears pink to the naked, human eye, but in fact is ultraviolet. You cannot access any superhuman skills you may have, although you may access them without thinking when you are malfunctioning.

Group C
You remember snippets of the brainwashing process--you were strapped to a table and the retrieval units were all around you. You feel as if you were there for a very long time, and you can remember vague pain resulting. You find yourself stuck on a line between obedience and awareness; half the time everything seems fine and half the time you're aware you're completely out of control of your body and able to at least have some mental control. You feel as if you're constantly fighting mentally, and it's exhausting. You are compelled to perform both basic worker unit tasks in the residental areas and to work down in the processing unit, breaking apart bodies or delivering them to soul extraction. Occasionally you will malfunction as the other worker units do. Whenever you malfunction, your brain seems to shut down entirely. You may wake up later to find you've been standing in front of someone's bed watching them sleep for hours. You may attack others when you are in this state as well. You may also malfunction in the lower levels, tearing bodies to pieces or bringing organs back upstairs with you. You do not have any control over your actions and will not be able to speak to anyone, although if you are about to harm someone especially important to you you may be able to convince yourself to go to a different assigned task. You will obey orders from members of Group A and Group B without question.

Your collar appears pink to the naked, human eye, but in fact is ultraviolet. You can access your any superhuman skills you may have to complete your assigned tasks.

Group B
You can remember the brainwashing process--you were strapped to a table, maybe compliant, maybe fighting, maybe dizzy from tranquilizers, and subjected to a relentless cocktail of sensory overload, drugs, and pain conditioning. In some cases brain surgery was used, with retrieval units drilling into skulls to implant chips, but not in all cases. You can remember that it hurt, sometimes a great deal. But that's okay, because everything is fine.

You are completely obedient and loyal to your masters, the administrators of the Tower. There is nothing wrong with this; this is how you have always been and always will be. You find yourself tasked with patrolling the residential areas of the Tower and that is what you will do. You cannot fight against your brainwashing at all, and in fact you see no reason to fight against something which has made you more useful to your masters. You oversee the worker units to ensure they're performing their tasks and make sure the residents are not acting up unnecessarily. Unfortunately, you are prone to malfunction. You will kill anyone you consider to be acting up, and sometimes it seems like everyone is misbehaving. You are willing to hold conversations with residents but you don't understand why they're saying you ever acted differently or should stop what you're doing. If you are attacking someone especially important to you, occasionally you will feel as if something inside of you is screaming.

But you won't deviate from your task.

Your collar appears pink to the naked, human eye, but in fact is ultraviolet. You can access your any superhuman skills you may have to complete your assigned tasks.

Group A
You can remember the brainwashing process--you were strapped to a table, maybe compliant, maybe fighting, maybe dizzy from tranquilizers, and subjected to a relentless cocktail of sensory overload, drugs, and pain conditioning. Retrieval units drilled into skulls to implant chips in your mind. You can remember that it hurt, sometimes a great deal. And you can remember that you were there longer than anyone, strapped down while they finished the process on others. But that's okay, because everything is--fine?

No, everything isn't fine. You've been brainwashed until your mind was practically liquefied, and your brain fought back violently as a result. Sometimes you're just the same as group B, completely compliant and obedient. But sometimes you're in full control of yourself, forced to deal with all the things you've done and will do with your modification. Worse, you can still malfunction--you're more prone to it when you're not a mindless drone--so you may zone out only to return having found you stabbed your best friend.

Maybe it would be easier to be a mindless drone.

Your collar appears mostly pink to the naked, human eye, and is mostly ultraviolet. However, bits of your original color taint the color somewhat.

While Group D and C cannot speak out loud themselves, characters who can communicate telepathically or in some other way connect to the minds of others will be able to speak to them in that manner. Groups A and B can order around groups C and D, and groups C and D must obey.

The standard worker and retrieval units have staged an outright rebellion against any residents who have not been modified--they will attack on sight. It's a good thing there aren't many retrieval units in the residential areas of the Tower, and that they no longer respond immediately to the deaths of worker units.
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[personal profile] seekinganswers 2013-04-15 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
Would the standard worker/retrieval units be considered "misbehaving" as far as Group B characters are concerned, or are they brainwashed to not interfere with the slaughtering of the residents?
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[personal profile] seekinganswers 2013-04-15 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thanks!
ocariness: (Zelda Tennis; fighting.)

Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] ocariness 2013-04-15 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Is it possible to cut a retrieval/worker unit completely in half like with a sword to stop them from attacking the non-experimented on characters?

I guess I'm asking how hard to fight they are, what sort of damage they can take/not take.
Edited 2013-04-15 04:40 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ocariness 2013-04-15 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
All right thank you! Definitely a good thing there's less Retrieval unit activity then, or we'd all be toast. :')
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[personal profile] yumizuka 2013-04-15 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry I didn't ask this before, but will hypnotism work on any affected groups (with player permission, of course)?
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[personal profile] plumesofdusk 2013-04-15 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Two questions.
1. Would malfunctioning modified characters be considered "misbehaving" as far as Group B (or any of the other groups, for that matter I guess) is concerned?

2. The standard retrieval units can normally disable powers and so forth. Can they do this to the modified characters in the various groups, too, if they are attacked by them? Or do they simply register them as other worker/retrieval units and not fight back?
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[personal profile] wrigurun 2013-04-15 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Are characters in the event still able to use their powers, whether under the effects of brainwashing or not?
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misfired before, sorry about that mods!

[personal profile] mustnotfalter 2013-04-16 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
Is it business as usual for the clowns on the circus floor, or are they malfunctioning in some way too? They're not worker or retrieval units but I'm not sure if they'd be behaving any differently or not.
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[personal profile] sageprincess 2013-04-16 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
How much self-preservation do droned characters have? Like, say, if Zelda started attacking someone while she was malfunctioning, and then it turned out the fight wasn't one she could win, would she retreat or just keep going until she was killed?

Also, can droned characters communicate non-verbally at all? Like, nodding if someone asks them if everything is okay, etc.