Re: Fantasy Science-Fiction Club
6 years 4 months ago #8633
After a day of futzing about and changing my mind a million times, here is my list:
Leader Mal Reynolds Expert The Doctor Robot GIR Alien Cthulhu Wheel Man Han Solo Wild Card Chuck Bartowski
Mal is a great leader, inspiring loyalty while also making the tough decisions. The Doctor can go just about anywhere in any time, hence the best expert. GIR is retarded. Yeah, so he has pocket lint and a paper clip for brains, but his retardation is what makes him effective when you let him loose on your adversaries. Cthulhu kicks ass with his many tentacles, Han Solo can fly/drive anything, and Chuck...well, you never know what Chuck is going to flash on, or what abilities he might manifest, so he's a great wild card. Man, are we a team of misfits or what?
I love team building. Pilots and initial arcs are usually my favorite run of something.
Leader - Rand al'Thor (Wheel of Time) Expert - Ba'al (Stargate SG-1) Robot/Android/Computer - Emergency Mediacl Hologram Mark 1 (Star Trek:Voyager ) Alien - Illyria (Angel) Wheel Man - Alfred Pennyworth (DC Comics) Wild Card - The Luggage (Discworld)
al'Thor is used to immense pressure, has managed a semblance of sanity in the last book and has enough raw power at his disposal to force Ba'al to tow the line. If need be he can call in many nations worth of soldiers to fight for him and can open portals with the one power. Finally, fate and destiny bend around him, so the team has an excuse to occour.
I prefer teams that have a villian forced to work with heroes. Goa'uld's genetic memory and high intelligence means he will understand technical things that would leave Illyria and al'Thor stymied.
The Doctor, while not as brilliant as most teams The Doctor, would be one of the two "human" elements in the team, and already has experience helping freshly alien women get in tough with the human side.
Which brings me to Illyria. I've really enjoyed her last two comic miniseries, and every team needs a bruiser who can hit things.
Alfred is the straight man on the team, a great driver and proven under pressure. This way my team can make those omelettes too.
The Luggage make a good wild card because it can't communicate, it has a tendency to show up anywhere and is intensely loyal to someone not on the team.