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Hᴇx - ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅ ᴍᴀᴄʜɪɴᴇ ([personal profile] modmachine) wrote2015-07-29 12:42 am


In order to keep the number of players from getting overwhelming for the mods, all applications are processed in a queue in the order submitted and characters are accepted as space becomes available (either as space in the game is increased or other characters are removed from the game). Acceptance into the queue does not guarantee entrance to the game; unless there are glaring errors in the application (such as a missing section) or moderator concerns, all applications go into the queue based on the time of reserve (if applicable) or submission.

There are two queues, one for newly arrived characters and one for those who are already residents of Hex. At the time of game opening, there will be twelve slots for new arrivals and twelve for current residents, discounting moderator characters. (Moderator characters apped in after game start will be a part of the queue.) The remaining four slots in the game will go to whichever fills up first.

Post your applications to this entry in the following format: First comment should contain the OOC information section only. Successive comments should be posted in reply to that comment, as many as you need. Moderator responses will be appended to the last comment of the application.

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[personal profile] betterlogoutand 2016-10-15 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)

Haseo was practically made to fit this role. Here's a handy list of parallels.
  • Skeith is nicknamed The Terror of Death, as well as The Shadow of Death, and is depicted as a grim reaper/angel of death in its appearance. Each of the Eight Phases are also meant to represent some aspect of humanity, and Skeith coincides with both death itself and responses associated with death and mortality.

  • Haseo bonds with Skeith after a near (virtual) death experience. Technically, this happens twice, since Skeith is a constant presence with Haseo but is unable to properly manifest until certain conditions are met. The first event is when Haseo is killed by who he thinks is Tri-Edge: an attack that should have rendered him comatose in the real world instead just reformatted his computer and reset his character level, thanks to Skeith's protection. The second event is when he's outmatched by an opponent in the game's arena and about to lose, when losing would also mean losing his only shot at getting valuable information. This fear of loss and association with virtual death is enough to finally summon Skeith. There are other events after this as well where Haseo summons Skeith, both intentionally and unintentionally, due to a fear of losing and a threat of "death".

  • Only Epitaph Users bonded to an Avatar can see AIDA, which are invisible creatures within the game world that can possess normal players and manipulate their emotions. They can sometimes manifest as black masses that even normal players can see. Basically, Internet ghosts.

  • Similar to how a geist can protect their host passively by warding off infection/poison/etc., Avatars also allow their hosts to resist attempts at altering their character's data, such as viruses or infection in the virtual world.

  • Near the end of vol.3, Haseo basically "dies" and has to reach an understanding with Skeith in order to "resurrect" himself, so that's also pretty blatant.

  • Less of a real point and more of an amusing similarity, but Twilight is a term of great importance in both .hack and in Geist. In The World, Twilight refers to a great number of things, but all things related to Twilight are of something beyond the normal game that either can't be seen by normal players or that exists in another plane of reality within the game. Twilight in Geist refers to the plane where ghosts exist alongside the mortal realm, something unseen by normal people. Twilight in .hack also mainly refers to an "item" called the Key of the Twilight, and Keys happen to also be a major theme of Geist. Fun facts!!
I could probably keep going, but you get the idea. His history also translates really well to an AU so hey there's that.

holy shit why is this so long, i'm so sorry