PuppetMan is almost always hidden behind one of his Dark Puppets. When seen without them, he is a small Beast-type Navi, barely taller than a mettaur. This combined with his beastly appearance - that of a small anthropomorphic dark-blue and white cat in green armor - further lead to his cruel treatment. His navi crest is a hand with strings on its fingers.
PuppetMan is a peculiar navi; on one hand, he despises human-type navis like the ones that look down on beast-type navis. However, despite these navis often mistaking him for a virus, PuppetMan is willing to forgive those who apologize sincerely for the mistake. He enjoys experimenting with his puppets as well as controlling viruses. Buried underneath his playful exterior, however, PuppetMan is filled with dread and despair due to the death of his operator, and this loneliness and pain could very well lead to a tragic mistake...
PuppetMan is one of the oldest navis in existence, and is well versed in its history. Once a simple navi, PuppetMan worked as a controller for a factory his operator was employed at. When the Alpha program started to destroy everything, it almost deleted PuppetMan. PuppetMan survived solely by hiding in a small unknown server just before the server was deactivated. After the crisis, the net was restored and the server was activated and connected to the new net. PuppetMan began searching for his NetOp, but it was all in vain. PuppetMan eventually discovered an obituary for his NetOp, who'd died in the confusion when Alpha infected the factory's machines' controls. Now all alone in a new world, PuppetMan wandered from net-area to net-area, barely surviving wave after wave of viruses. Even when he got to a safe zone or a net square, PuppetMan was terribly stigmatized, not only for not having a NetOp, but for being a Beast-Type Navi, which the Humanoid-type Navis mistook for viruses and sometimes viewed as inferior. As the centuries passed, PuppetMan discovered that his programming for manipulating the machines of the factory programs could be applied to viruses. Taking control of powerful viruses, PuppetMan manipulated their data to his liking, turning them into his very own puppets. With their power at his side and the ability to manipulate almost any virus that crossed his path, PuppetMan went about trying to make a new life for himself, even as he was haunted by his lengthy past...
° You regenerate 5% of your Max HP each turn ° +2 Program Slots ° +1 Use to Healing Support Skills ° Healing Enhancement (+) Passive Effect: You may expend two Healing Support Skill Uses instead of one to make that use heal all allies ° Barrier/Aura Enhancement (+) Barriers / Auras with Health can be made Uncuttable upon formation, but will only last 2 Turns
☉ +40 Regen ☉ Change the effects of any avoidance to a Dodge for one use (1 Turn CD) ☉ Initiative (+) Passive Effect: User has +1 Initiative Lv, increasing their chance to go first in battle ☉ Enemies take 40 Unavoidable Toxic Damage per turn. Toxic proximity damage is affected by S/W
[Lick Your Wounds] [C-Tier Skill] [PuppetMan heals as the fight drags out.] [Effect: PuppetMan regenerates 40 HP per turn] [Passive]
[String Shield] [C-Tier Skill] [PuppetMan blocks an incoming attack with his strings.] [Effect: PuppetMan blocks one attack.] [Uses per Battle: 3]
[Guardian Strings] [A-Tier Skill] [PuppetMan forms a sphere around himself with his strings, which fade and become an aura] [Effect: PuppetMan summons an Aura with 110 + (10 * Version) Power around himself. [Uses per Battle: 1]
[Dark Puppetry] [A-Tier Skill] [PuppetMan pulls one of his puppets from the void to fight for him.] [Effect: PuppetMan summons forth one of his "dark puppets"; virus-like entities that PuppetMan can command and control. Each puppet is summoned with 20% of PuppetMan's max HP and has 0 attack slots. While active, PuppetMan can expend attack slots to give his puppets attack slots at an exchange rate of 1-to-1. Each dark puppet can only use attacks designated for it, but deals full damage.] [Uses per Battle: 1]
Go-Ryu: Go-Ryu is a large Cobra-like virus with six floating blade-like appendages. Its sinuous body is white as snow while its cobra-like hood is blue as night. Its eyes glow pink and its face tapers to a point. Emblazoned upon its chest is PuppetMan's crest, with the number "5" glowing blue upon its brow. ° Wind/Break Element ° Net Strengths: Elec, Wood, Break, Sand, Plasma, Toxic
° Net Weaknesses: Shadow, Laser, Sonic, Bug
Ichi-Ban: Ichi-Ban is a large black bestial virus with feral hair, horns and claws. It's limbs are chained together. Its claws, horns, and hair glow red-hot. Its eyes glow orange and its maw is constantly in a toothy grin. Emblazoned upon its chest is PuppetMan's crest, with the number "1" glowing red upon its brow. ° Fire/Metal Element ° Net Strengths: Fire, Wood, Metal, Dark, Sonic, Blade, Wind, Seeking
° Net Weaknesses: Aqua, Elec, Shadow, Sand, Ice, Bug
[Shadow Puppetry] [Shadow Element, S-Range Attack] [PuppetMan manipulates the enemy's shadow, striking them with it from behind.] [Damage: 80 (80% of Base)] [Effects: Undodgeable, Cannot be Countered, If Hits: User restores +50 HP] [Limitations: PuppetMan only.] [Cooldown: 1 Turn]
[Wind Blades] [Wind Element, S-Range Attack] [Go-Ryu flaps its blade appendages like wings, sending blades of wind crashing into the enemy.] [Damage: 80 (80% of Base)] [Effects: Cuts Auras, If Hits: User restores +50 HP] [Limitations: Go-Ryu only.] [Cooldown: 1 Turn]
[Tail Smash] [Break Element, C-Range Attack] [Go-Ryu swings its massive tail above its head and smashes it down on the target.] [Damage: 80 (80% of Base)] [Effects: Breaks Shields, If Hits: User restores +50 HP] [Limitations: Go-Ryu only.] [Cooldown: 1 Turn]
[Evil Explosion] [Fire Element, S-Range Attack] [Ichi-Ban forms a sphere of lava and lobs it at the target.] [Damage: 80 (80% of Base)] [Effect: Undodgeable, If Hits: User restores +50 HP] [Cooldown: 1 Turn] [Limitations: Ichi-Ban only.]
[Chain Lash] [Metal Element , C-Range Attack] [Ichi-Ban swings one of its massive chains at the target.] [Damage: 80 (80% of Base)] [Effect: Breaks Shields, If Hits: User restores +50 HP] [Cooldown: 1 Turn] [Limitations: Ichi-Ban only.]
[Parasitic Puppetry] [Toxic Element, S-Range Attack] [PuppetMan sends strings from his fingers at all enemies, draining their power to restore his own] [Damage: 100 (100% of Base)] [Effect: Hits All, If Hits: Victim deals -50 Damage with all attacks and User has +50 Armor for 1 Turn, If Hits: Victim has -1 Use to One Skill and User gains +1 Use to One Skill ] [Required Charge: 2 turns] [Cooldown: 3 Turns]
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2018 21:25:42 GMT -8 by Getsugaru
[ Treacherous Puppetry ]: The current iteration of this skill is a bit overpowered. It's more in line to an illegal type of skills of way back then which are currently banned. We could try to tweak it into an Advanced Skill with some minor changes but it will would end up bumping the skill to S-Tier-like grading. If you would like to discuss my proposed changes for a future use, just let me know.