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PostSubject: Adam Harkness: German butler and field agent (Done)   Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:11 pm

Have you see the OVA or read the manga series of Hellsing?  If so how far have you gotten?  If not please direct your attention to YouTube, and watch OVA 1-4 at least.  


I've started reading and am on the fifth volume as of now.


Name: Adam Harkness

Age: Physically 18 (Really 33)

Gender: Male

Physical appearance:
Harkness is a tall well proportioned man, relatively thin and fit than the average pot-bellied or emancipated humans of earth. He is of slim build with somewhat pale skin tone, having long blonde hair and blue eyes (supposedly chosen by the Nazis because of this “trait” as well as his heritage.) He is noted to be a very beautiful man, and has feminine features that many have commented surpass that of women's, while some can hardly tell he is a man. Harkness stands at precisely 6'0" weighing roughly 150 pounds, he comes off quite skeletal. Perhaps an eating disorder, or simply extensive exercise and a lack of protein in his diet.

His body appears agile and dainty at first, combined with his somewhat feminine appearance he sometimes is easily mistaken for a girl with broad shoulders, if it weren't for his chin they would hardly be able to tell the difference between gender with Harkness. On his pale white skin is hundreds of scars accumulated over time as a child through early adulthood, followed by his age slowly reducing. He appears healthy the majority of the time, having dark lines underneath his eyes which tell you the amount of sleep he’s gotten lately. (He has insomnia)

A bizarre side effect of his particular. . . erm. . . Kill-mode, is causing the left and right eyes and the rings around them to gain more depth and ferocity.


Clothing of choice:  Harkness’ usual outfit includes who wears standard butler attire with white gloves. Underneath his vest is a simple white dress shirt, around his neck is a black tie, and black shoes. He also wears glasses, white gloves - presumably to prevent his hands from getting dirty - on his right arm is a large black swastika band rendered Anti-nazi symbol as a memento of what he wants to kill.

Harkness is not often one to go to sleep at night, his pajama's consist of boxer briefs.

Weaponry of choice: Ironically a German cyborg is using a blade which is foreign to his country. Harkness uses a "rapier". Essentially a long, heavy, and narrow sword used in the 16th and 17th century, having a double-edged blade and used for slashing and thrusting. His sword is constructed from a Silver-titanium alloy, the blade and hilt weighing a combined 10 pounds. The blade itself roughly 43.5" with a Swept Hilt Guard. The blade itself has a wooden scabbard with the crossed out word "Führer" engraved into it. The blade itself is fairly durable, capable of cutting down ghouls with one fell swoop, it has been broken and reforged twice to accommodate Harkness' increasing strength and skill. The blade itself is 2 inches thick.

Race: Advanced Cyborg

Abilities:   Enhanced longevity (cyborgs do not age the same as humans), meager strength, agility, stamina, and reflexes, sublime resistance to blunt weapons, meager resistance to guns and blades.

Through intense training, specialized diet, and biofeedback treatments, Batman represents the pinnacle of human physical prowess. His physical attributes exceeded that of any Olympic level athlete that has ever completed. His speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and coordination are at peak human perfection. Harkness began his physical and mental conditioning when he was 4 and then intense physical training and cardio at 6. He has mastered full body control by the time he was 12. Harkness, since the age of 15, has stuck to a strict diet to enable his body to develop and operate at its most proficient, along with biofeedback treatments (using portable/non portable machines to stimulate muscles to contraction). He engaged in an intensive regular regimen of rigorous exercise which consisted of weighted training (wearing 20 pound weights on his ankles, a 50 pound vest, and 10 pound weights on his wrists) to enhance his physical speed and reflexes to peak human capacity.

Having spent the majority of his life training within a facility to create the perfect cybernetic human, the long-lived Harkness had developed his own style of swordplay often consisting of a back-hand rapier. Harkness is a formidable opponent in battle, he strongly favors using swords, which he wields with deadly proficiency thanks to his unique gifts and lifetime of training, to the point where he can wield multiple swords simultaneously. Already a supreme swordsman and martial artist, he is made even more dangerous by his cybernetic enhancements, which are completely invisible to the naked eye (being that they've been incorporated under his skin).

The exact type of swordsman Harkness would be defined as, would be the swashbuckler; wielding a rapier in one hand, using his tremendous agility and speed to rigidly cut apart his foes. Perhaps it is the very repressed romantic within Harkness trying to show off, as his sword-play carries the Historical Fiction and Romance genres along with his durable rapier.

It is usually his skill and capabilities as a combatant and his foreign accent that mistake him for a European immortal born in the middle ages or Cavalier years. Harkness is a noble buckler-swashing hero, a gentleman and adventurer at that, in ethos if not in rank. Note that in the hey-day of the rapier, he would likely be associated with nobles and traveling entertainers that  would “Entertain” travelers by mugging them. His Old-fashioned swordplay style is often viewed as very dexterous, the blade itself moving faster than the naked eye can follow.

The exact style would usually be called fencing, although Harkness incorporating a brutish swift piercing of the heart followed by decapitation. Used in this sense, classical fencing is not in fact how he would engage in combat, utilizing the rapier as an extension of himself, using swift, agile, acrobatic movements that would likely leave an opponent startled by his dexterity. A few quick thrusts to immobilize his foes, causing them to bleed out while they are. . . incapacitated.

This being said, his cybernetic enhancements have focused on his flexibility, speed, dexterity, agility, and overall bodily coordination. He would be considered a master acrobat (sometimes confused as a gymnast) Acrobatics is a term used to describe the ability of some characters to perform feats of balance, agility and coordination. Applications of acrobatics includes performance arts like ballet and circus. His agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are at the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Harkness is extraordinarily limber and his tendons and connective tissues are twice as elastic as the average human being's. He has the combined agility and acrobatic prowess of the most accomplished circus aerialists and acrobats. He can also perform any complicated sequence of gymnastic stunts such as flips, rolls, and springs. He can easily match or top any Olympic record at gymnastics apparatus such as flying rings, climbing ropes, horizontal bars, trampolines.In other terms, he is very much like a monkey when it comes to doing flips, jumps, and some parkour here and there. Combined with his peak human speed he can likely perform acts that may dazzle an ordinary humans mind, such as running up and doing flips off walls, or simply barging in unannounced through the ceiling.

Harkness most amazing ability is his "Kill-mode". It is a special sub-genre of personality that manifests itself in people that are typically prominent in rage and is used mostly in battle. He appears to enter a state of mind that nothing can get through, and he will kill everything as a last resort in a state of berserker fury. During this time, he is in a state of an adrenal surge that overtakes his conscious mind and sends him into a state of enhanced stamina, endurance to pain. During this time he can throw away his fear of death, surpassing the cybernetic limitations which Harkness displays quite often in life threatening situations. The state of mind is considered only a myth, as it only affects one of "Odin's chosen".

In his rage state, he is physically stronger than he already was at the cost of all ability to reason and think rationally. This state lasts three posts, and takes tremendous strain upon Harkness' biology. It is suggested that he only uses this once per topic, lasting three turns.

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"I am Úlfhéðnar, in your tongue, the berserker!"

Organization: Hellsing

Personality: (How does your character feel? Act? Socialize? React to battle? Be descriptive about this.)
Being born from a bloody situation and forced into a life of violence where he was turned into a Nazi-super cyborg, Harkness had hardly any time to live like a normal child. While he experienced moments of happiness and joy, his true passion was warped into desiring the fight, mostly to gain his creators favor. After successfully killing the first person (it was a child, also in the organization) he would in a list of thousands, Harkness tempered himself to become stronger and know how to hold his sword, eventually building a strong and very personal relationship with the blade he wields. During his time with the Hellsing organization, Harkness stated that he was happy only when wielding his sword.

As a child he attempted to make something of a family between the Nazi scientists and himself,, though the former was struck by an illness, dying early on and the latter rarely gave his approval despite how much Harkness desired it. Seeing the doctors as his adoptive parents, Harkness has never thought about his birth parents, putting them as the closest thing he had to parents despite their attempt to kill him (it failed, miserably). Harkness sinks into depression after accidentally killing the lot of them in self defense, with only himself left as a reminder of his early life.

Nazi superiority cyborgs (they came from millenium on a mission to create a replacement  Führer if the major was “Dealt with”) weren't necessarily the best father and mother figures, one of them (who he has killed in a disgusting manner) raped young Harkness at an early age. Since then, Harkness has developed an aversion to being touched by other men, perhaps extending to homophobia. When Harkness is suddenly touched by another man, he will react violently to the person touching him (say goodbye to your arm). In his will he has written that if he were to suffocate and die, no one person should perform mouth to mouth, even if it is an emergency. He claims he will return from the grave and slaughter the men and women who tried.

The years he spent with the Hellsing organization largely downplays this paranoia as he becomes more friendly with them, only starting up again when the majority of those he was friends with were killed. This later allows him to leave behind his fear of being touched.

Harkness' sword is also tied to his' instinct for survival, saving him when he is attacked by a scientist in their attempts to slaughter them, and later when he is attacked by a pack of wolves. In both cases, Harkness did not intend to kill his attacker and in the latter case, even resigned himself to death before realizing how much he wanted to live.

Harkness' sword is also tied to his' instinct for survival, saving him when he is attacked by a scientist in their attempts to slaughter them, and later when he is attacked by a pack of wolves. In both cases, Harkness did not intend to kill his attacker and in the latter case, even resigned himself to death before realizing how much he wanted to live.

His "struggler" attitude towards most things, however, has a rebound in which Harkness realizes the true value of what he had left behind after he has lost it. All this combined serves to fuel Harkness' large disregard of and hatred towards the concept of fate. He displays a similar, though more mellow, disregard of God, simply shrugging it off as a dark joke compared to his heated response to fate.

Harkness has a very tactical personality, when he is not enraged he will study his opponent thoroughly if given the opportunity. He has become a brilliant warrior because of this and on-top of his normal survival instincts, this advantage of his brain allows him to survive some of the most difficult battles. He is prone to using decoys and tricks to defeat his larger enemies, on-top of evasive maneuvers and hiding while looking for a weak spot.

While in his mindless kill-mode state, Harkness acts as a wild animal with only the will to kill and survive. He will use anything that he can forge as a weapon (even your spine). If he's not in his Berserker/kill Mode, sometimes Harkness enters a sort of kill mode that causes his eyes to fade slightly but become very serious, thus showing his resolve and determination to kill anything in his way to achieve victory.

Harkness is subject to blood lust, getting an intense bestial satisfaction off of killing other people almost to the degree that he could be considered somewhat psychotic. He will occasionally grin in such a manner that makes him appear to be a demon and loves the feeling of killing scum. He's always open for a challenge and does not mind literally crushing somebody's body and internal organs to employ his battle techniques. That being said, Harkness has no morals on how he kills people and will easily slaughter anyone without giving it a second thought.

Harkness valued life according to strength: the weaker the being, the more it deserved to die, with a measure of nonchalance toward bystanders and those caught in the crossfire. This leads to conflict with the guidelines set by the hellsing organization, whose morality contrasts with Harkness' morbidity and borderline immorality. The hellsing organization (anyone within it he dubs a friend), Harkness is casual with its members and acts rowdy, reckless and sometimes goofy (especially in certain situations with said friends, if he had any). When it comes to close friends, he will smile and talk with them on an even level very interested in sharing his own thoughts but keeping his secrets as well.

He treats just about anything the hellsing points at as targets that deserve to die and while some he will kill quickly, others he would not mind calling out for the terrible things they do and wants them to feel pain, getting a sick satisfaction off of some of it.

Harkness is, first and foremost, an incredibly resilient man. Despite the hardships he's been meant to suffer from his cursed birth, he has grown and changed considerably, gaining in both strength of body and mind. The brash stubbornness of his youth has melted into a somewhat "worldly" view on things and the people around him; he's come to realize over time what matters most to him and what he is willing to sacrifice to protect it - everything. He gives of himself relentlessly for the sake of those precious few who've managed to fight their ways into his heart despite the long voyage it took to get there; Harkness is both incredibly loyal and incredibly selfless, though this was not always the case. It took unfathomable loss for him to finally understand what his priorities truly were.

He holds himself at an arm's length to most, preferring to keep his distance in order to protect those around him; cursed with the Brand of Sacrifice, Harkness is a veritable ‘Evil beacon’' the cybernetics inside him acts like a magnet drawing in all the wretched creatures of the shadows and darkness towards him. Anyone around him is guaranteed to become entrapped in the endless battles Harkness is forced to partake in as he's constantly under attack. However, it isn't only by fault of the machines within him that Harkness keeps from forming many personal relationships; he still feels a deep, strong sense of loss and longing after the betrayal of the organization that made him the way he is. Dealing with both of these issues on a daily basis has left him emotionally damaged, likely beyond repair, but given him insight into himself and others he wouldn't have possessed otherwise.

Beneath the outer layers of his personality the regret, the longing, the emotional distance, is an insatiable anger and blood lust that cannot hope to be tamed nor satisfied. With the usage of the Kill-mode, he's constantly doing battle with himself in order to keep these emotions in check, lest he let his rage win out and he becomes a mindless beast unable to determine friend from foe. The nature of these feelings are clear his hatred and pain caused by his makers, his actions, the loss of so many lives, everything that happened to him as a child, being made to watch the Nazis operate on his body while still conscious, his disgust and loathing for god and anything resembling a creature that dubs itself a higher power (excluding those in the hellsing organization). His hatred for Nazi’s and ghouls, and anything resembling them, is considerable. In fact, it has been subtly demonstrated that Harkness suffers a kind of dementia brought on by post-traumatic stress. There have been times when he has hallucinated about a black dog that is the mental projection of all the pain and anguish he has suffered. The fact that the visions of the dog appear when he is awake indicate that he might be suffering from a mild form of schizophrenia as the dog has a life of its own and speaks to Harkness as if it is someone else.

Harkness refuses to acknowledge the concept that humanity's fate has been pre-determined or previously ordained; he fights against his own as being Branded for the Sacrifice, and is determined to see the end to any and all Nazi’s, or forces that oppose him, and again, Nazi’s in particular. Harkness refuses to acknowledge the concept that humanity's fate has been pre-determined or previously ordained; he fights against his own as a reformed-Nazi cyborg, and is determined to see the end to his need to hide, and generally destroy Nazis in particular. However, in the face of seeing his real parents well again, even revenge had taken a back-seat to attempting to bring her back and find some way to protect those he loves against the onslaught of darkness and the demons that they attract.


As far as religion goes, doesn't understand it. He personally never has believed in a higher power, and it has lead him to a disregard of and hatred towards the concept of fate or gods, thinking them to be a twisted entity that manipulates people's lives like demons (or Nazi's), harvesting humanity’s suffering. Nonetheless, his faith has been tested on multiple occasions, yet he never really calls out to a spiritual deity for assistance. He mostly finds it in himself to get out of situations, because these are things that are left within his hands to fix. (This often leaves him at odds and ends with the priestly types)

From time to time, Harkness can be quite the smart ass, often calling those doing something wrong the German term for “Pig-dogs” (schweinhunds), which can throw off his silent berserker German vibe and make him seem like a Nazi, afterwards he will apologize and flee.

(He is straight might i add)

Rank: (What rank do you hold in this organization that you serve? There will be no "GENERALS" in Millennium, or "POPE" in Iscariot neither for that matter, any high ranks like these will automatically get a slap of Disapproval.) Hellsing mansion substitute butler/field agent

Biography: (Has to be at least 2 paragraphs long. Must outline how you lived and how you came to become what you are today, not everyone was born a vampire or werewolf, so you must say your origins, and neither can you be born into an organization just like that, unless you were raised in Anderson's orphanage, but then that'll be an entirely different story.)
The exact nature of Harkness' history is quite simple. He was born 1/1/1971 in Europe, where for four years he lived an almost an entirely normal life. That is, until a group of Nazi’s (To be precise, a small detachment of Millennium) decided to abduct little Harkness and kill everyone in a five mile radius of his home. When Harkness had first been delivered to the Nazi's and their scientists, they would have legitimately abducted roughly 200 children including Harkness for the same program where they would train children to kill, never object to a direct order, and augment their bodies. He, along with the other 199 other children alongside him, would never have time to play or act as children would; every day and nearly all day with three square meals a day, they would only see the twisted white walls and floors painted red with blood, bright white lights, and the training and labor grounds they were forced to endure.

The Millennium Detachment had essentially abducted young boys with blonde hair and blue eyes with a genetic relation to Nazi soldiers in world war two, essentially searching for the direct descendant with the most combat potential. Harkness was supposedly placed in a testing environment as a "Prospective Führer" in Germany, among hundreds in a secret program created by an organization of Nazi cyborgs (Millennium, should one of the already chosen Führer pass) to find the perfect ruler of Europe supposed “New world” after all who opposed them were eradicated. The process involved gathering male infants from childhood and secretly raising them up. They were taught about the world and politics in classrooms. When old enough, they would begin training with swords and would duel against one another in matches with everyone watching. Harkness was the most combat efficient of the lot, as well as the most violent.

Every candidate used the same type of sword, a rapier. After their training was completed at the age of 17, the doctors would then operate on the candidates by incorporating machines into their bodies to prolong their lifespans and enhance their physical capabilities as young adults, Harkness was the only survivor, all others would eventually reject the cybernetic enhancements or simply die from the test to prove themselves. When the machines were incorporated into “Harkness XII”, to their surprise he was the only one to survive or not reject the implants, afterwards they would place him up against their finest armed operatives to test his training from years past. He ended up as the survivor of the process, becoming the first successful test subject with the ability to enter a Kill mode, they gave him the name “Adam Harkness”.

Adam was then released into Europe so the Millennium scientists could record how he reacted and acted, prior to his mental break that is. Strangely he acted quite noble at first, until visiting what was understood as a hanging and several trials of innocent individuals, followed by watching children get dragged out of their homes by officers of the law to an orphanage after their parents mysterious death. From Harkness' earliest memories he recalled watching someone he loved be slaughtered in front of him, only to be taken away to a terrible place. Watching the orphans caused a memory underneath a bolt to come loose in his head, following a mental break that sent him into a blind fury. In that blind fury, he may have just killed six unnamed individuals, followed by his sword-trip back to the Millennium facility that made him the way he is.

The supposed "Ruler to be", backtracked his location all the way to the Millennium detachment that had labeled him as their most successful creation, and killed them all. It could have been any organization, any at all, but the one that showed up to investigate the disappearances of children, was Hellsing. They were the ones that discovered Harkness', laying unconscious in a pool of blood surrounded by the dismembered bodies of scientists, soldiers, and most importantly, Nazi's. To the Hellsing organization's surprise, Harkness left no survivors and had essentially drank blood until he passed out in a messy completely white suit with a swastika band drenched in blood, rendered unrecognizable. After disposing of the evidence, Hellsing offered Harkness a deal, they cover up the mess he made, in return he would serve them as a field operative, and or any other position they might need him as.

In a blood drowned haze of both sadness, rage, and violence, Harkness agreed and sobered up where he was transported to the Hellsing Mansion. What followed the next 15 years is unknown aside from joining the hellsing organization. What is known is that he was registered as both a "Servant" of the Mansion and a field operative whenever they needed him. Using his adept sword skill, Harkness became one of the more dangerous field agents, the kind that don't die because of an army of ghouls that stormed the mansion alongside two idiot brothers.

RP sample: (This applies to all members and the sample needs to be 3 posts long minimum, and will include the style of your RPing, and a segment of a battle post and social post.)
Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war. A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first fission ("atomic") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 20,000 tons of TNT. The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 10,000,000 tons of TNT.

Those were just toys to bring about the next end of the world crisis, just tools man used to to the dirty work for them. The most dangerous predator on this planet we know as 'Earth', is man. Man, since the beginning of time, has evolved and become more dangerous as their intelligence and morbidity have risen. In modern times, even world war two, Man has fought among themselves as rabid beasts trying to purge the land of what leaders believed to be evil. A product of this 'Evil', was a boy bionically enhanced by Nazi scientists, his name is Harkness.

Harkness was a real weapon, though his current injuries could beg to differ. He had already sent out a call for reinforcements from hellsing, but nobody came. To be fair,  he was on his last leg, the ghouls that injured him just so happened to have been coming closer as the injured Cyborg sitting on the ground with a rapier in hand. He should have listened to his superiors, he mocked the girl that told him to get a gun, "fraulein says get a gun she says, fraulein says i am dummkopf! Fraulein was right. . . Harkness needs gun. Fraulein nicht wissen kippen Verwendung Gun!"

He had given up hope, thinking that this time his will to live wouldn't cut short and make him pull out a miraculous save out of his ass as usual. His injuries would be considered severe, though he had just gotten bitten on his forearm and left leg a few times, the sight of blood for the poor 18 year old was enough to drive him mad and remind himself how much pain he was really in. Welp, best Harkness play dead and let them tear him apart like the doctors did to him as a-. . . Oh, the narrator struck a nerve. Harkness blacked out after the frown on his face turned into a monstrous grin.

When he awoke he was in the Hellsing Mansion once again, sitting on a fancy leather chair usually for lounging or sitting in front of a fireplace, with a note in his hand with the writing "Block-head!" on it.[/b]


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PostSubject: Re: Adam Harkness: German butler and field agent (Done)   Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:38 pm

Harkness wrote:
Have you see the OVA or read the manga series of Hellsing?  If so how far have you gotten?  If not please direct your attention to YouTube, and watch OVA 1-4 at least.  


I've started reading and am on the fifth volume as of now.


Name: Adam Harkness

Age: 18 (33)

Gender: Male


That looks like stuff! I'm guessing 18 is how he appears, 33 is actual. Seems legit.


Man-Boy ruling a country? Preposterous! wrote:
Physical appearance: (Self-descriptive; height, eye color, hair color, weight, build, etc. Please be creative.)
Harkness is a tall well proportioned man, relatively thin and fit than the average pot-bellied or emancipated humans of earth. He is of slim build with somewhat pale skin tone, having long blonde hair and blue eyes (supposedly chosen by the Nazis because of this “trait” as well as his heritage.) He is noted to be a very beautiful man, and has feminine features that many have commented surpass that of women's, while some can hardly tell he is a man.

His body appears agile and dainty at first, combined with his somewhat feminine appearance he sometimes is easily mistaken for a girl with broad shoulders, if it weren't for his chin they would hardly be able to tell the difference between gender with Harkness. On his pale white skin is hundreds of scars accumulated over time as a child through early adulthood, followed by his age slowly reducing. He appears healthy the majority of the time, having dark lines underneath his eyes which tell you the amount of sleep he’s gotten lately. (He has insomnia)


I'd like a specific height and weight, please~ Let's see where this man-boy is going.



It's a trap! wrote:
Clothing of choice:  Harkness’ usual outfit includes who wears standard butler attire with white gloves. Underneath his vest is a simple white dress shirt, around his neck is a black tie, and black shoes. He also wears glasses, white gloves - presumably to prevent his hands from getting dirty - on his right arm is a large black swastika band rendered Anti-nazi symbol as a memento of what he wants to kill.



Interesting, quite bultery. I guess we shall see how this fits the character.



Butlers with wires wrote:
Weaponry of choice: Ironically a German cyborg is using a blade which is foreign to his country. Harkness uses a "rapier". The term rapier generally refers to a relatively long-bladed sword characterized by a complex hilt which is constructed to provide protection for the hand wielding it. While the blade might be broad enough to cut to some degree (but nowhere near that of the wider swords in use around the Middle Ages), the long thin blade lends itself to thrusting. The blade might be sharpened along its entire length or sharpened only from the center to the tip (as described by Capoferro).[citation needed] Pallavicini,[citation needed] a rapier master in 1670, strongly advocated using a weapon with two cutting edges. A typical example would weigh 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) and have a relatively long and slender blade of 2.5 centimeters (0.98 in) or less in width, 1 meter (39 in) or more in length and ending in a sharply pointed tip.[citation needed] The term rapier generally refers to a thrusting sword with a blade longer and thinner than that of the so-called side-sword but heavier than the small sword, a lighter weapon that would follow in the 18th century and later,[citation needed] but the exact form of the blade and hilt often depends on who is writing and when. It can refer to earlier spada da lato (much like the espada ropera) through the high rapier period of the 17th century through the small sword and dueling swords, thus context is important in understanding what is meant by the word. (The term side-sword, used among some modern historical martial arts reconstructions, is a translation from the Italian spada da lato—a term coined long after the fact by Italian museum curators—and does not refer to the slender, long rapier, but only to the early 16th-century Italian sword with a broader and shorter blade that is considered both its ancestor and contemporary.) There is nothing special about his rapier, it is simply a blessed steel rapier with a silver hilt and edge.


...Is this copy-pasted from wikipedia...? Even if not, this is not quite specific enough. Needs a specific length and width. If you're saying the edge is silver, that's not going to stay sharp very long. I recommend silver plating or a silver-titanium alloy.


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Race: Cyborg

Abilities:  Enhanced longevity (cyborgs do not age the same as humans), slightly resistant to blunt weapons.

Through intense training, specialized diet, and biofeedback treatments, Batman represents the pinnacle of human physical prowess. His physical attributes exceeded that of any Olympic level athlete that has ever completed. His speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and coordination are at peak human perfection. Harkness began his physical and mental conditioning when he was 4 and then intense physical training and cardio at 6. He has mastered full body control by the time he was 12. Harkness, since the age of 15, has stuck to a strict diet to enable his body to develop and operate at its most proficient, along with biofeedback treatments (using portable/non portable machines to stimulate muscles to contraction). He engaged in an intensive regular regimen of rigorous exercise which consisted of weighted training (wearing 20 pound weights on his ankles, a 50 pound vest, and 10 pound weights on his wrists) to enhance his physical speed and reflexes to peak human capacity.

Having spent the majority of his life training within a facility to create the perfect cybernetic human, the long-lived Harkness had developed his own style of swordplay often consisting of a back-hand rapier. Harkness is a formidable opponent in battle, he strongly favors using swords, which he wields with deadly proficiency thanks to his unique gifts and lifetime of training, to the point where he can wield five blades simultaneously. Already a supreme swordsman and martial artist, he is made even more dangerous by his cybernetic enhancements, which are completely invisible to the naked eye (being that they’ve been incorporated under his skin).

The exact type of swordsman Harkness would be defined as, would be the swashbuckler; wielding a rapier in one hand, using his tremendous agility and speed to rigidly cut apart his foes. Perhaps it is the very repressed romantic within Harkness trying to show off, as his sword-play carries the Historical Fiction and Romance genres along with his durable rapier.

It is usually his skill and capabilities as a combatant and his foreign accent that mistake him for a European immortal born in the middle ages or Cavalier years. Harkness is a noble buckler-swashing hero, a gentleman and adventurer at that, in ethos if not in rank. Note that in the hey-day of the rapier, he would likely be associated with nobles and traveling entertainers that  would “Entertain” travelers by mugging them. His Old-fashioned swordplay style is often viewed as very dexterous, the blade itself moving faster than the naked eye can follow.

The exact style would usually be called fencing, although Harkness incorporating a brutish swift piercing of the heart followed by decapitation. Used in this sense, classical fencing is not in fact how he would engage in combat, utilizing the rapier as an extension of himself, using swift, agile, acrobatic movements that would likely leave an opponent startled by his dexterity. A few quick thrusts to immobilize his foes, causing them to bleed out while they are. . . incapacitated.

This being said, his cybernetic enhancements have focused on his flexibility, speed, dexterity, agility, and overall bodily coordination. He would be considered a master acrobat (sometimes confused as a gymnast) Acrobatics is a term used to describe the ability of some characters to perform feats of balance, agility and coordination. Applications of acrobatics includes performance arts like ballet and circus. His agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are at the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Harkness is extraordinarily limber and his tendons and connective tissues are twice as elastic as the average human being's. He has the combined agility and acrobatic prowess of the most accomplished circus aerialists and acrobats. He can also perform any complicated sequence of gymnastic stunts such as flips, rolls, and springs. He can easily match or top any Olympic record at gymnastics apparatus such as flying rings, climbing ropes, horizontal bars, trampolines.In other terms, he is very much like a monkey when it comes to doing flips, jumps, and some parkour here and there. Combined with his peak human speed he can likely perform acts that may dazzle an ordinary humans mind, such as running up and doing flips off walls, or simply barging in unannounced through the ceiling.


Interesting description of his sword abilities. You say he can wield five at once. I'm not quite sure how one accomplishes such a task, but otherwise, Harkness won't be jugglin' five swords unless you put that he carries five under his weapons description. Also, not sure you want just swords on a forum filled with guns, but that's your prerogative.

ALSO. Need specifically which category of cyborg.



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Organization: Hellsing

Personality: (How does your character feel? Act? Socialize? React to battle? Be descriptive about this.)
Being born from a bloody situation and forced into a life of violence where he was turned into a Nazi-super cyborg, Harkness had hardly any time to live like a normal child. While he experienced moments of happiness and joy, his true passion was warped into desiring the fight, mostly to gain his creators favor. After successfully killing the first person (it was a child, also in the organization) he would in a list of thousands, Harkness tempered himself to become stronger and know how to hold his sword, eventually building a strong and very personal relationship with the blade he wields. During his time with the Hellsing organization, Harkness stated that he was happy only when wielding his sword.

As a child he attempted to make something of a family between the Nazi scientists and himself,, though the former was struck by an illness, dying early on and the latter rarely gave his approval despite how much Harkness desired it. Seeing the doctors as his adoptive parents, Harkness has never thought about his birth parents, putting them as the closest thing he had to parents despite their attempt to kill him (it failed, miserably). Harkness sinks into depression after accidentally killing the lot of them in self defense, with only himself left as a reminder of his early life.

Nazi superiority cyborgs weren't necessarily the best father and mother figures, one of them (who he has killed in a disgusting manner) raped young Harkness at an early age. Since then, Harkness has developed an aversion to being touched by other men, perhaps extending to homophobia. When Harkness is suddenly touched by another man, he will react violently to the person touching him (say goodbye to your arm). In his will he has written that if he were to suffocate and die, no one person should perform mouth to mouth, even if it is an emergency. He claims he will return from the grave and slaughter the men and women who tried.

The years he spent with the Hellsing organization largely downplays this paranoia as he becomes more friendly with them, only starting up again when the majority of those he was friends with were killed. This later allows him to leave behind his fear of being touched.

Harkness' sword is also tied to his' instinct for survival, saving him when he is attacked by a scientist in their attempts to slaughter them, and later when he is attacked by a pack of wolves. In both cases, Harkness did not intend to kill his attacker and in the latter case, even resigned himself to death before realizing how much he wanted to live.

Harkness' sword is also tied to his' instinct for survival, saving him when he is attacked by a scientist in their attempts to slaughter them, and later when he is attacked by a pack of wolves. In both cases, Harkness did not intend to kill his attacker and in the latter case, even resigned himself to death before realizing how much he wanted to live.

His "struggler" attitude towards most things, however, has a rebound in which Harkness realizes the true value of what he had left behind after he has lost it. All this combined serves to fuel Harkness' large disregard of and hatred towards the concept of fate. He displays a similar, though more mellow, disregard of God, simply shrugging it off as a dark joke compared to his heated response to fate.

Harkness has a very tactical personality, when he is not enraged he will study his opponent thoroughly if given the opportunity. He has become a brilliant warrior because of this and on-top of his normal survival instincts, this advantage of his brain allows him to survive some of the most difficult battles. He is prone to using decoys and tricks to defeat his larger enemies, on-top of evasive maneuvers and hiding while looking for a weak spot.

While in his mindless kill-mode state, Harkness acts as a wild animal with only the will to kill and survive. He will use anything that he can forge as a weapon (even your spine). If he's not in his Berserker/kill Mode, sometimes Harkness enters a sort of kill mode that causes his eyes to fade slightly but become very serious, thus showing his resolve and determination to kill anything in his way to achieve victory.

Harkness is subject to blood lust, getting an intense bestial satisfaction off of killing other people almost to the degree that he could be considered somewhat psychotic. He will occasionally grin in such a manner that makes him appear to be a demon and loves the feeling of killing scum. He's always open for a challenge and does not mind literally crushing somebody's body and internal organs to employ his battle techniques. That being said, Harkness has no morals on how he kills people and will easily slaughter anyone without giving it a second thought.

Harkness valued life according to strength: the weaker the being, the more it deserved to die, with a measure of nonchalance toward bystanders and those caught in the crossfire. This leads to conflict with the guidelines set by the hellsing organization, whose morality contrasts with Harkness' morbidity and borderline immorality. The hellsing organization (anyone within it he dubs a friend), Harkness is casual with its members and acts rowdy, reckless and sometimes goofy (especially in certain situations with said friends, if he had any). When it comes to close friends, he will smile and talk with them on an even level very interested in sharing his own thoughts but keeping his secrets as well.

He treats just about anything the hellsing points at as targets that deserve to die and while some he will kill quickly, others he would not mind calling out for the terrible things they do and wants them to feel pain, getting a sick satisfaction off of some of it.

Harkness is, first and foremost, an incredibly resilient man. Despite the hardships he's been meant to suffer from his cursed birth, he has grown and changed considerably, gaining in both strength of body and mind. The brash stubbornness of his youth has melted into a somewhat "worldly" view on things and the people around him; he's come to realize over time what matters most to him and what he is willing to sacrifice to protect it - everything. He gives of himself relentlessly for the sake of those precious few who've managed to fight their ways into his heart despite the long voyage it took to get there; Harkness is both incredibly loyal and incredibly selfless, though this was not always the case. It took unfathomable loss for him to finally understand what his priorities truly were.

He holds himself at an arm's length to most, preferring to keep his distance in order to protect those around him; cursed with the Brand of Sacrifice, Harkness is a veritable ‘Evil beacon’' the cybernetics inside him acts like a magnet drawing in all the wretched creatures of the shadows and darkness towards him. Anyone around him is guaranteed to become entrapped in the endless battles Harkness is forced to partake in as he's constantly under attack. However, it isn't only by fault of the machines within him that Harkness keeps from forming many personal relationships; he still feels a deep, strong sense of loss and longing after the betrayal of the organization that made him the way he is. Dealing with both of these issues on a daily basis has left him emotionally damaged, likely beyond repair, but given him insight into himself and others he wouldn't have possessed otherwise.

Beneath the outer layers of his personality the regret, the longing, the emotional distance, is an insatiable anger and blood lust that cannot hope to be tamed nor satisfied. With the usage of the Kill-mode, he's constantly doing battle with himself in order to keep these emotions in check, lest he let his rage win out and he becomes a mindless beast unable to determine friend from foe. The nature of these feelings are clear his hatred and pain caused by his makers, his actions, the loss of so many lives, everything that happened to him as a child, being made to watch the Nazis operate on his body while still conscious, his disgust and loathing for god and anything resembling a creature that dubs itself a higher power (excluding those in the hellsing organization). His hatred for Nazi’s and ghouls, and anything resembling them, is considerable. In fact, it has been subtly demonstrated that Harkness suffers a kind of dementia brought on by post-traumatic stress. There have been times when he has hallucinated about a black dog that is the mental projection of all the pain and anguish he has suffered. The fact that the visions of the dog appear when he is awake indicate that he might be suffering from a mild form of schizophrenia as the dog has a life of its own and speaks to Harkness as if it is someone else.

Harkness refuses to acknowledge the concept that humanity's fate has been pre-determined or previously ordained; he fights against his own as being Branded for the Sacrifice, and is determined to see the end to any and all Nazi’s, or forces that oppose him, and again, Nazi’s in particular. Harkness refuses to acknowledge the concept that humanity's fate has been pre-determined or previously ordained; he fights against his own as a reformed-Nazi cyborg, and is determined to see the end to his need to hide, and generally destroy Nazis in particular. However, in the face of seeing his real parents well again, even revenge had taken a back-seat to attempting to bring her back and find some way to protect those he loves against the onslaught of darkness and the demons that they attract.


As far as religion goes, doesn't understand it. He personally never has believed in a higher power, and it has lead him to a disregard of and hatred towards the concept of fate or gods, thinking them to be a twisted entity that manipulates people's lives like demons (or Nazi's), harvesting humanity’s suffering. Nonetheless, his faith has been tested on multiple occasions, yet he never really calls out to a spiritual deity for assistance. He mostly finds it in himself to get out of situations, because these are things that are left within his hands to fix. (This often leaves him at odds and ends with the priestly types)

From time to time, Harkness can be quite the smart ass, often calling those doing something wrong the German term for “Pig-dogs” (schweinhunds), which can throw off his silent berserker German vibe and make him seem like a Nazi, afterwards he will apologize and flee.

(He is straight might i add)



Oh my. Well, that's a complete personality... Except... Where do all these other cyborgs come from? I guess we'll see...



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Rank: (What rank do you hold in this organization that you serve? There will be no "GENERALS" in Millennium, or "POPE" in Iscariot neither for that matter, any high ranks like these will automatically get a slap of Disapproval.) Hellsing mansion substitute butler/field agent



Good. They need more cooks.



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The exact nature of Harkness's history is quite simple. He was born 1/1/1971 in Europe, where for four years he lived an almost an entirely normal life. That is, until a group of Nazi’s decided to abduct little hunter and kill everyone in a five mile radius of his home. When Harkness had first been delivered to the doctors, they had legitimately abducted roughly 200 children for the same program where they would train children to kill, never object to a direct order, and augment their bodies. He, along with the other 199 other children alongside him, would never have time to play or act as children would; every day and nearly all day with three square meals a day, they would only see the twisted white walls and floors painted red with blood, bright white lights, and the training and labor grounds they were forced to endure.

The Nazis had essentially abducted young boys with blonde hair and blue eyes with a genetic relation to Nazi soldiers in world war two, essentially searching for the direct descendant with the most combat potential. Harkness was supposedly placed in a testing environment as a "Prospective Führer" in Germany, among hundreds in a secret program created by an organization of Nazi cyborgs to find the perfect ruler of Europe supposed “New world” after all who opposed them were eradicated. The process involved gathering male infants from childhood and secretly raising them up. They were taught about the world and politics in classrooms. When old enough, they would begin training with swords and would duel against one another in matches with everyone watching.


Woah woah, hold the phone. Organization of Nazi Cyborgs?



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Every candidate used the same type of sword, a rapier. After their training was completed at the age of 17, the doctors would then operate on the candidates by incorporating machines into their bodies to prolong their lifespans and enhance their physical capabilities as young adults, Harkness was the only survivor, all others would eventually reject the cybernetic enhancements or simply die from the test to prove themselves. When the machines were incorporated into “Harkness XII”, to their surprise he was the only one to survive or not reject the implants, afterwards they would place him up against their finest armed operatives to test his training from years past. He ended up as the survivor of the process, becoming the first successful test subject with the ability to enter a Kill mode, they gave him the name “Adam Harkness”.

Adam was then placed in the outside world to view how he functioned up until his subsequent mental break. The majority of what happened from there onward was unknown, such as when he joined the hellsing organization or what his life there was like up until now. However, it is sometimes speculated that Harkness’ mind was becoming more and more unstable as he became more and more prone to seeing so many innocent families hurt by monsters and humans alike, which would make an innate hate for the majority of the population of earth. What happened to his “Makers” is unknown at the time, but it is placed in perspective that Adam had gone back armed with guns to kill them.


Mmm. We're missing a bit. Need exact details on how he ended up in Hellsing. Might be fine if the world doesn't know, but if it isn't here, then it didn't happen.



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RP sample: (This applies to all members and the sample needs to be 3 posts long minimum, and will include the style of your RPing, and a segment of a battle post and social post.)
Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war. A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first fission ("atomic") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 20,000 tons of TNT. The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 10,000,000 tons of TNT.

Those were just toys to bring about the next end of the world crisis, just tools man used to to the dirty work for them. The most dangerous predator on this planet we know as 'Earth', is man. Man, since the beginning of time, has evolved and become more dangerous as their intelligence and morbidity have risen. In modern times, even world war two, Man has fought among themselves as rabid beasts trying to purge the land of what leaders believed to be evil. A product of this 'Evil', was a boy bionically enhanced by Nazi scientists, his name is Harkness.

Harkness was a real weapon, though his current injuries could beg to differ. He had already sent out a call for reinforcements from hellsing, but nobody came. To be fair,  he was on his last leg, the ghouls that injured him just so happened to have been coming closer as the injured Cyborg sitting on the ground with a rapier in hand. He should have listened to his superiors, he mocked the girl that told him to get a gun, "fraulein says get a gun she says, fraulein says i am dummkopf! Fraulein was right. . . Harkness needs gun. Fraulein nicht wissen kippen Verwendung Gun!"

He had given up hope, thinking that this time his will to live wouldn't cut short and make him pull out a miraculous save out of his ass as usual. His injuries would be considered severe, though he had just gotten bitten on his forearm and left leg a few times, the sight of blood for the poor 18 year old was enough to drive him mad and remind himself how much pain he was really in. Welp, best Harkness play dead and let them tear him apart like the doctors did to him as a-. . . Oh, the narrator struck a nerve. Harkness blacked out after the frown on his face turned into a monstrous grin.

When he awoke he was in the Hellsing Mansion once again, sitting on a fancy leather chair usually for lounging or sitting in front of a fireplace, with a note in his hand with the writing "Block-head!" on it.


That's an RP sample. A good one, in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Adam Harkness: German butler and field agent (Done)   Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:56 pm

Not too crazy about the kill mode with some of the description but you limit it well with the once per thread with a three post maximum rule so I can agree to it even if it makes me a bit leery. I find it quite funny that he visualizes and fears a black dog...I'm gonna have to make you take Baskerville for a walk and break you of that. Some of the descriptions on the other things kinda rub me the wrong way too more just on the wording but since you're limited to advanced cyborg, it's alright. The one other thing is having a cyborg in Hellsing itself. That's something that we haven't seen too much of so it'll be interesting. As long as you don't abuse any of it, I don't see any problem with it.

Considering that this is your first sheet on the forum, I'm more than happy with how this turned out. You have a pretty good attention to detail so I expect great things from you. Well done!


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PostSubject: Re: Adam Harkness: German butler and field agent (Done)   Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:19 pm

Congratulations! I'll move this over to the approved section for ya, look forward to seein' you in rp!
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