Your favorite survivor

Vursuli

Alamo Rookie
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#1
Just curious if you guys have found a favorite survivor yet, or if you just sort of like your collective whole. If you do have a favorite, what makes them special? How did you spec them? What equipment do they use, and what's their play style? Maybe you have your own backstory for them.

Bonus points for pics of them.
 

OptimistPrime

Missing Survivor
Joined
Jun 7, 2018
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Location
Michigan, USA
#2
My first favorite survivor was in my last game. His name was Ludwig Goodbody, and he was one of my original 3 men. He eventually rose to a leadership role and ruthlessly defended The New Society. Lude gave all other enclaves a fair chance of being allies or joining, but would not hesitate to eliminate threats. Through a skill book, he learned chemistry. He would eventually specialize in munitions, perfect for his armory. Once the final plague heart was discovered, he and his #2, Dalton Perez, went to destroy. Misfortune struck as Dalton crashed into 2 bloaters hidden in the bushes just outside of the Heart. With an enormous cloud of gas engulfing him, Lude was incapable of defending himself against the horde that charged in, and Dalton was incapable of saving him. Battered and on the brink of death, Dalton got back inside of his armored sports car to drive away. It broke his spirit to sideswipe a tree to obliterate his once fearless leader that had jumped on the car door. Lude had managed to keep every single person that he welcomed into his home alive, but he would never live to see it.

Dalton did not take Lude's place as leader. The New Society said he was too reckless; it was their way of saying they can't help but feel he was partially responsible for Lude's death. Dalton did not mind; he felt the same. To replace their beloved leader, the community elected Bao the Builder. Can he do it? Yes he can! Bao Duc Tran and his #2, the grieving widow of Lude named Erika, recovered Lude's belongings and used them to lay the final Plague Heart to waste. Having eliminated the Blood Plague, Bao sought to build a fortress using the skills he learned from a craftsmanship textbook turned metalworking skills. He would leave behind a valiant legacy, even if his role as leader was short-lived.

Bao, Oliver (another of the original 3), and Tiago would go on to settle in Cascade Hills to start anew. Their new leader is Sheriff Alexis Sood of The Fresh Start. Her legacy is yet to be written.
 

Ehrmagerdden

Rescued Ally
Joined
May 23, 2018
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#3
My favorite survivor so far is Baby Driver. Yes, I really have a survivor named Baby Driver.

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Okay, okay, not really, but her name is Baby and she does have the Driving skill, so that's what I call her. She has good traits bar one that makes her annoying because she's so conatantly helpful, but as I have no irritable community members it doesn't really matter. Bonus points: she looks like a soccer mom and she gets her Driving skill from being a getaway driver.

Beyond that, she has Backpacker, Stealth, Swordplay, and Weapon Handling, so she's perfect for going on long runs on her own where she has to be self-sufficient. I gave her my M4X2 and I head canon her as being my second-in-command. (My leader is a Trader with a heart of gold but too much naiveté to face the evils of the world on his own, so he has Super Mom there to help him.)
 

Maltriagon

Rescued Ally
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Jan 10, 2018
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Location
Canada
#4
I don't really have a favourite. I have so many stories for my characters. I'll just list one I particularly like. Rae Dawn Spence. She was noticed by my Warlord Jerry. He wanted her in his community. She was a sole survivor munitions specialist who welded a single shot 40mm. She was turned off by Jerry's first offer. He had threatened her for an outpost not long ago and she wasn't a fan of his conquering ways. She did however make a truce with him to fight plague hearts together. After killing a heart Jerry offered once more. Rae thought carefully and accepted. She liked Jerry's determination and figured it was better to be with him then against him. Despite her "explosive" beginnings I actually have her kitted as my stealth specialist. With stealth, weapon handling, backpacking, and endurance. She's great for long looting missions. I kit her with a combat knife and the sleeper cell ppk pistol, also a crowbar in case things get hairy.
 

SailorWolf

Alamo Rookie
Joined
Jan 13, 2018
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Location
Oklahoma
#5
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Zaynab was a Chemical Engineer working in Danforth at the time of the outbreak. She fled the dying city shortly after the Army and Red Talon began pulling out, trying to make her way to the Capital. She never thought the rifle training her prepper father gave her as she was growing up would ever be needed but she put it to good use in her travels.

Shortly after arriving in the Cascade Hills area she was recruited by Red Talon and used as a sniper in defense of one of their research outposts. Over time she grew tried of RT's treatment of non skilled survivors and left the group to begin her travels again. After being ambushed and badly injured by a Feral, she put out a call for help to find some meds. Thankful that call was answered by Shelly leader of the Forgotten.

Shelly explained to her the groups goal of clearing the plague hearts from the hills so she began training herself in munitions and scouting. Embracing her role with the group she quickly became a key player in reclaiming the world from the Zeds. Equipped with a ultra-light backpack, a special made apocalypse bat and a RTX Stormbringer from her Red Talon days she's one of the most deadliest ladies in the ZA.
 
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