lingering-chill-deactivated2012 asked: eek just finished reading the first chapter and it was awesome and I can't wait until more's up <3
hehehe, i’m glad you’re enjoying it! i’m super lucky to have some really talented people write these stories for me :)
in the mean time, you can also check out velvet-lantern’s oneshot [and i believe VL will be doing one for each partnership] as well as hereiamlol’s piece. i enjoyed both very much [a severe understatement] and am looking forward to their works as well as josh’s :B
Terezi Pyrope and Karkat Vantas
Weapon(s) of choice:
- Dual sickles
Method: “Lex talionis” - a mix of stealth and intimidation killing; Terezi enjoys showmanship and will produce an overwhelming sense of fear amonge others by hiding the body [made a bloody mess via Karkat] then displaying careful clues that lead up to its location; tend to only take accept contracts that involve the most heinous of criminals; dead targets tend to be decorated by reminders of wrongs they have done
- Hailing from the same gang as Vriska, Terezi entered the hitman scene to seek a darker kind of justice. She believes current law enforcement in the city is horribly incompetent and uses her extensive knowledge of the law to navigate herself around the trickier parts of contracted killing. Terezi is a natural at negotiation and manipulation. Bordering on sociopathic, her view of ‘blind justice’ is that achieving it knows no boundaries, but she will only carry out hits that are extremely heinous in her view.
- The adopted son of a murdered priest, Karkat tries to cover up his altruistic tendencies with a harsh and abrasive front, but he uses a good share of his earnings to aid those in need. Unlike most of the Gold Fortune hitmen, he prefers practicality and is quick to become frustrated with other, more flamboyant types of methodologies. Although he is younger, Karkat doubles as the protective custodian of Gamzee, whose crime lord father was known to be absent for long periods of time.
Roxy Lalonde and Rose Lalonde
Weapon(s) of Choice:
Method: “Wild and poised” - methodically brutal in the neatest fashion; clean hits are just as important as making an artful mess; as a result, there is value placed on both intimidation kills and stealth kills, with both Rose and Roxy specializing in two contrasting types of weapons depending on the situation; Roxy executes more intimidation kills and Rose excels at stealth
- Roxy is a lass who clearly lives on the wild side of life, both in and out of her job. Never afraid for kills getting a little messy, she still can maintain an air of class, perhaps more due in part to her “fuddy-duddy” (her words) of a cousin, Rose. When not focusing on the assurance of a well-bloodied body, Roxy spends the majority of her time in the local pubs and winery, usually frequenting The Tipsy Crow. Fully aware of her own feminine wiles, she tends to be a bit of a flirt, a trait that actually proves quite useful when their contract is a male target.
- Rose is Roxy’s younger, more professional cousin. She would much rather go for a stealthy, almost artistic approach to offing her targets, but she appreciates the barbarity Roxy brings to the table. Most of the time she is indifferent to Roxy’s perpetually inebriated state, however on some occasions, Roxy’s drinking habits can get on her nerves, seeing as how she gets extremely difficult to communicate with effectively. It is rumored that she has a crazier, more brutal side to her when occasion calls for it, though no one has actually seen it happen.
Jane Crocker and Jade Harley
Weapon(s) of choice:
- Rifle (various)
Method: “You’ll only die tired if you run” – precision kills for any situation with an emphasis in a clean get-away with little collateral; for bigger targets they prefer to make a point; specialize in targets who are extremely transient; known as “The Bloodhounds”
- Jane is the heiress to the BC Corporation, one of the most influential and lucrative businesses in the Gold Fortune District. She was originally drawn into the killing scene as a detective of sorts, her natural sleuthing skills and interest in investigation proving to be valuable asset in mitigating tracking issues. Back when she worked with him, Jane didn’t care for making a spectacle of things like Jake prefers to do, but she does love a good prank.
- As Jake’s cousin, Jade comes from a long line of marksmen and is a very skilled sniper. Though she is known for her insane accuracy, her narcoleptic tendencies are often a detriment to her efficiency, especially when she is on long stake-outs. She is just as much of a weapons expert as her older cousin and just as quick to get a little hot-headed whenever things get out of hand. Jade has an extreme spatial awareness and always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
Dirk Strider and Dave Strider
Weapon(s) of choice:
Method: “Strike hard, strike fast” – stealth + precision; practicality is important and so is lack of evidence; don’t favor intimidation kills unless they really feel like it
- One of Terranos’ best hitmen. Dirk is known to off people with the utmost efficiency while still being able to look fly. Although he has an extensive knowledge and skill in robotics, he prefers to keep technology out of the killing business and chooses to use an old-fashion weapon instead. As opposed to his younger brother, he is more apt to keeping cool under pressure and tries to make sure Dave takes proper notes and keeps up with what’s expected of him.
- Dave is often overshadowed by his brother and is considered lucky for it. He is slightly frustrated because he is pressured to live up to the Strider reputation but is equally pressured to never show it. However, he greatly admires Dirk and is quite proud to share his name. Since his brother usually handles the more professional ends of being a contract killer, Dave fulfills his position in the partnership by being street-smart and using it to his advantage. Both brothers DJ at local clubs when the contract flow is languid.
Jake English and John Egbert
Weapon(s) of choice:
- Dual pistols
- Giant hammer
Method: “Do it loud with a bang” – better at intimidation kills than stealth or precision kills; hammer leaves a bloody [albeit slightly recognizable] mess at the scene to make a point to all those associated with the target; multiple gun wounds also sends the same message; long-range/close-range melee
- Jake is one of the more seasoned hitmen, especially for his young age. As the son of an infamous crime lord, he’s been involved with the contract-killing business for as long as he can remember. He has recently separated from his father’s organization based on a conflict of interest and has begun working solo in the district.
- John is the half-brother of Jane and is fairly new to the hitman scene, having entered after some amateur assassins had tried to carry out a hit on their father. He found that this might be a good way to keep those precious to him safe, as he’d rather go out and do something about crime actively than sit around waiting for something terrible to happen.
Or not really! More rather this is a post about their dynamics and such.
You’ve probably already noticed I always draw two at a time and yeah there’s a reason for that.
Alright so I’m finally posting some information about this AU:
Hitmanstuck takes place in Terranos City, which [on the surface] appears to be your run-of-the-mill city of night life and flamboyance. However, being a city with such a culture means that crime is rampant on the streets and law enforcement has their hands full on a daily basis. Some have taken the post of vigilantes to aid the city’s sickness. Many others live in fear and have resorted to felonious behavior. But a great deal of the crime actually takes place between regions of Terranos that constantly challenge each other for territory and resources. The more of these things, the more contracts for kills they get. And more contracts mean more money. It’s a vicious and somewhat disastrous cycle.
Enter the two main regions, the Gold Fortune District and the Veilchen Borough:
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