The X-men run missions and work together with the NYPD, striving to maintain a peaceful balance between humans and mutants. When it comes to a fight, they won't back down from protecting those who need their help.
Haven presents itself as a humanitarian organization for activists, leaders, and high society, yet mutants are the secret leaders working to protect and serve their kind. Behind the scenes they bring their goals into reality.
The Syndicate works to help bring mutantkind to the forefront of the world. They work from the shadows, a beacon of hope for mutants, but a bane to mankind. With their guiding hand, humanity will finally find extinction.
Since the existence of mutants was first revealed in the nineties, the world has become a changed place. Whether they're genetic misfits or the next stage in humanity's evolution, there's no denying their growing numbers, especially in hubs like New York City. The NYPD has a division devoted to mutant related crimes. Super-powered vigilantes help to maintain the peace. Those who style themselves as Homo Superior work to tear society apart for rebuilding in their own image.
MRO is an intermediate to advanced writing level original character, original plot X-Men RPG. We've been open and active since October of 2005. You can play as a mutant, human, or Adapted— one of the rare humans who nullify mutant powers by their very existence. Goodies, baddies, and neutrals are all welcome.
Sennyo: "Ghost" player of Raine, Noel, Jude, Kalos, AJ, and Spencer
Fuegogrande: "Fuegogrande" player of The Ranger, Ion, and Rhia
Neopolitan: "Aly" player of Rebecca Grey, Stephanie Graves, Marisol Cervantes, Vanessa Bookman, Chrysanthemum Van Hart, Sabine Sang, Eupraxia
Magic and Mystics
After the events of the 2020 Harvest Moon and the following Winter Solstice, magic has started manifesting in the MROvere! With the efforts of the Welldrinker Cult, people are being converted into Mystics, a species of people genetically disposed to be great conduits for magical energy.
The Welldrinker Cult
A shadowy group is gaining power, drawing in people who are curious, vulnerable, or malicious, and turning them into Mystics. They are recruiting people into their ranks to spread the influence of magic in the world, but for what end goal?
Are They Coming for You?
There have been whispers on the streets lately of a boogeyman... mutant and humans, young and old, all have been targets of trafficking.
What if the human race began to adapt to the mutant threat? What if the human race changed ever so subtly... without the x-gene.
The lost city of Atlantis has been found! Refugees from this undersea mutant dystopia have started to filter in to New York as citizens and businessfolk. You may make one as a player character of run into one on the street.
Got a plot in mind?
MRO plots are player-created the Mods facilitate and organize the big ones, but we get the ideas from you. Do you have a plot in mind, and want to know whether it needs Mod approval? Check out our plot guidelines.
We had an awesome response rate! Out of 29 active users (with 62 active characters), 27 members (with 68 characters*) replied which is a 93% answer rate. All answers were given voluntarily and mostly on time. Shoutout to Tempest who was the first to finish his survey 15 minutes and 58 seconds after it was announced. These survey results are just for fun and the pictures make this a lengthy and data-heavy journey. Make sure you're on wifi. And make sure you have fun. Or else.
*Wait! 68 out of 62 characters!? That doesn't math! How can this be so? Some of you filled out the form with INACTIVE characters. Yeah. This is my grumpy face.
OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION Settle in 'cause it's about to get real.
OOC PLAYER GENDERS We have a 55.6% Male player base and a 44.4% Female player base.
OOC PLAYER AGES 20's and 30's is where it's at. Our average age is 27 years old. Our median age is also 27.
OOC PLAYER SCHOOLIN' Our players are pretty well educated with 74% having at least some amount of college under their belt. (Fun fact: We've had one college grad since this survey data was collected! Congrats! )
OOC WHERE ARE WE FROM? 66.7% of our players are from the United States of America. (No, Fuegogrande , The Republic of Texas is not a country ) Shout out to Canada for bein' a nice lil hat and a fantastic runner up.
Of those 'Muricans, you might be wondering which states we come from. (No, Fuegogrande , The Republic of Texas is not... Oh. Well, it is a state. Carry on.) We're pretty wide spread, but this year the Californians have it.
OOC PLAYER LANGUAGE We have 2 non-native English speakers, both of which consider English and 1 other language to be their "native" languages. For the rest of us schlubs, there is plenty of language learning interest.
WHERE ELSE DO OUR PLAYERS ROLEPLAY? It's not that MRO isn't enough, it's that sometimes we elect to leave our caves in search of face-to-face interaction. I did say "SOMETIMES" quit rolling your eyes.
Clearly, none of us know how to be ourselves, so we'll continue to be other people, and here's how...
WE USED TO HAVE SITE SKIN VARIATIONS - HERE'S THE PROOF Once we finish working out the bugs from this skin, we'll probably be making adaptations of some of our old skins. This handy chart will tell us where to start. Looks like we chose well when we started with an upgrade to "Rain" for the default.
This chart brought to you by the color thistle.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE'S A GLIDER ALL UP IN YO' BIDNESS? "Advanced Correct Answers" included some combination of a :reglider: and a follow up :boom: or :love: The real moral of the story is that only 2 people were brave enough to admit defeat. The of y'all be crazy. Probably on purpose.
HOGWARTS HOUSE BREAKDOWN We asked you guys what your house was as dictated by the Pottermore quiz.
HOW ADDICTED ARE WE?
We need to re-work the addiction test. The results were so varied, it was impossible to normalize them. Suffice to say, we're addicted.
IN CHARACTER INFORMATION We filtered out character information from characters that do not have their own account, this includes oldbies so old their accounts are ashes in a server fire and AV characters. All the resulting data comes from 67ish characters. Remember that all questions were voluntary which may result in fuzzy numbers.
WHAT THE CHARACTERS LOOK LIKE
CHARACTER GENDER We have 29 Male characters, 35 Female characters, 2 characters with a Variable gender, and 1 nonbinary gendered character. We would also like to give a shout-out: We currently have two characters providing transgender representation on the site in the mix!
CHARACTER HEIGHT Our tallest character is "Chief" who stands 7 foot 2 at her tallest. (That's 218ish centimeters for those who don't use Freedom Units™.) Runner up goes to Aleksandr who slithers in at 6 foot 9 inches. (Almost 206 cm.) Our shortest character is Kalos who stands 4 foot 1 at her tallest ( That's 124.5 cm and the half matters very much when you want to be as tall as you can!)
Please note that "average" and "dunno" are not numbers.
CHARACTER EYE COLORS 21 characters with Brown eyes. 20 characters with Blue eyes. 5 characters with Black eyes. Yeah, I know, but this is black so I couldn't do it. 5 characters with Green eyes. 3 characters with Grey eyes. 2 characters with Hazel eyes. 11 characters with Non-standard colored eyes.
Please note that all adjectives have been removed for your safety.
CHARACTER HAIR COLORS Maybe he was born with it; maybe it's a mutated gene.
Brown wins the overwhelming majority with 28 characters. 15 characters have Black hair. 9 characters have Blond hair. 5 characters have red hair. 4 characters have NO HAIR. 8 characters have unnaturally colored hair either by dye or mutation. No YOU got too lazy to do the crazy color thing.
CHARACTER SKIN TONES For our skin tones, we asked that players rate the color of their character's skin on the Von Luschan's scale so that we had some manner of consistency. Because we all know that when we give players input fields, you're gonna do weird stuff.
31 Characters are fair skinned. 18 characters have beige to light brown skin. 8 characters will burn if you so much as mention the word "sunlight." 4 characters are dark brown to black. 6 characters have inhuman colored skin either by carapace, metal, scale, or skin.
HOW THE CHARACTERS LIKE IT
WHEN AND WHERE THE CHARACTERS ARE FROM Characters whose birthdays and birthplaces are unknown didn't make the cut.
CHARACTER COUNTRY OF ORIGIN While our RP is set primarily in New York, we have characters from all over the world.
Oh look! A map!
Of those 'Muricans, you might be wondering which states our characters hail from. So glad you asked.
CHARACTER BIRTHDAYS Neopolitan said this chart was useless, but I'll let you be the judge of that. BEHOLD! Birthdays! What do the colors mean? It's one of the ancient mysteries of the 2017 MRO survey. As you can see, we have no characters with birthdays that fall in the early days of March or April.
The more useful chart is this one which sorts characters by month only.
CHARACTER AGES Our average character age is ooooooold, AKA 60 years old. Our median character age is 26 years old.
FACTION BREAK DOWN
CHARACTERS IN FACTIONS
49.3% of our character population is currently unaffiliated. 19.4% X-men 16.4% Haven 9% S.U.P.E.R. 6% Syndicate
It's difficult to sustain some good old fashioned evil throughout character arcs. Give your local baddie some love. <3