Repo MenThe Agency of Repossession is the infernal bureau charged with repossessing those among the dead whose souls are deluded and will not depart the earthly plane, convinced that they are still alive (or simply determined to remain that way).Repossession Agents by law, since they have to be able to move freely on Earth, can't be devils. They have to be humans. They can't be dead either, or they'd be up for Repossession. But they can't be mortals, because then they wouldnt be able to enter Hell, and even in such a roving career they have to visit the office occassionally. So, during the dark ages when ghouls and the unknowing dead walking the Earth were getting to be a big problem, the Big Guy and Man Upstairs made a deal. Instead of damning to hell the mystics that seek the secrets of the infernal on a technicality against magic (despite positive soul balances in some of them), those who willingly seek the ultimate mysteries will instead be collected, not damned, and brought for mandatory training and employment as Repossession Agents.The Repo-Men pursue Wandering Spirits, the souls of the dead, usually human (though you do get the occassional animal), who return to walk the Earth. Technically souls can do whatever they want, but once people die their bodies become property of the Man of the Upstairs. Plus the ectoplasm Wandering Spirits are composed of is stolen from the infernal, so the Big Guy has a stake in it too beyond the usual cleaning up the Man's messes. Essentially the Repo guys take back the body and/or ectoplasm from the Spirit, and hopefully it'll return to the world beyond it's own.
You see, only magicians and a few other special cases go to Hell, and only a select few are ever let into Heaven. The majority of souls enter the Cocoons, where they sleep for as long as it takes for them to be purged of their fears, sins, insanity, and insecurities. They emerge as pure spirits and are returned to the cycle of reincarnation. Tis the natural way.So in the eyes of both the Man and the Guy, Wandering Spirits are an aberration. Theyre seek and they need help. Your help. And your just the clever bastard to give it to them.
Wanderers come in 3 varieties:-Persistent Emanations: These guys don't know theyre dead, or at least they think they survived their death or that it was a dream. They aren't aware of the Repo Men or anything that's going on, so the whole situation is likely to scare them senseless. They have no special powers that they are aware, instead existing in a post-hypnotic state that convince the people connected to them that they are still alive as well. They don't have their bodies, instead theyre essentially avatars of the soul's image of itself created subconciously with ectoplasm. Theyre usually scared and, as mentioned, have no capacities that they didn't when they were alive. However the fact that everyone else thinks theyre still alive too can make bringing them in a hassle sense neither side above or below wants you to harm the locals.-Recurrent Inhabitations: These cases are one of the big dangers, the reason why back in the Dark Ages the Repo Men were established. These are souls who flee back to their dead bodies, reanimated with ectoplasm. Due to the disconnect between the spirit and it's dead body they think theyre alive and behaving normally, and that it's everyone else that's acting insane, while in reality theyre attacking and feeding upon the living. And everyone they kill this way becomes a Recurrent Inhabitator as well.-Self-Actualized Manifestations: The other side's most wanted. These folks, many of them magicians or other special Hell cases, know theyre dead but don't care. They forget their bodies and instead shape ectoplasm into the bodies they wish to have, possessing supernatural powers equal to their mastery over this ectoplasm.
Three Ways to Repossess:-Talk the spirit down. This usually works with Persistent Emanations once you finally catch them. But sometimes it's not enough.-In those cases you have to find the Fetter. This is the object, individual, or instance that the Spirit came back to Earth for. By showing it to them, or destroying it, you can release their connection to the earthly plane.-Destroy the body/ectoplasm. Repo Men, being imbued with special licensces and abilities from the Big Guy, are capable of not only inflicting the regular mortal harm that's needed to destroy a Inhabitor's walking corpse, but also are also capable of dealing with ectoplasmic beings like Manifestations as well.
Making Your Repo-ManEach Repossession Agent has three traits:The Persona- this is the Agent before they were "recruited", essentially their social interface with the world of the living.The Diablerie- this the knowledge and the sum of skills they gained during their mystical pursuits and gleaned as occupants in Hell. The Scary Face, or "Bussiness Suit"- this is a nightmarish alter-ego the Repo Man was given by the Big Guy, in order to be the demons they sometimes need to be, with the powers and combat abilities it takes to fight Inhabitors and Manifestations.Repo Men also each have a Indulgence, a weakness of character they haven't been able to get rid of from their past life by being denied entrance into the other world to purify their souls in the coccoons.Repo Men is inspired by Dead Like Me, Reaper, Brimstone, and Hellraiser.
Chi becomes Ecto(plasm)Yin becomes ReapYang becomes Sow
OP becomes faggot(tree)
or you can just play Wraith/thread
I sense some win here. I'd play it.
>>757632The point is to be a bit less "cry cry emo" than Wraith. You play greedy/curious smartypants who tried to steal powers meant only for god or the devil and now your forced to be the equivalent of a metaphysical social workers slash police officer.
Fuck I thought this was gonna be a Repo Man campaign. Fuck your hellraiser bullshit.
>>757690You know, I'v never seen this movie.
>>757697You ought to, it's good.
>>757690A Repo Man is fine too. Have you tried Dog Town?
>>757725MMMMMmmmmm dogtown.I wanna play an Asshole, no multiclass.
This idea sounds excellent.
You know, with the lord of heaven being the Man, and the lord of hell being the Guy, the being in charge of the cycle of reincarnation should be the Dude.
>>757749The Dude abides.
For added fun you could have your PC's Repo squad be a bunch of tohou/lucky stars style animu girls who are all cute and innnocent till they turn on their scary faces and look like something out of a guro nightmare.