My campaign is nearing its endgame, and as my characters unravel the conspiracy that has been plaguing them since the beginning, I want them to discover a team of characters that have been working against them from behind the scenes. Their transhuman mirrors, so to speak. A group of NPC Fortinbras's to their PC Hamlet's, if you will.
In the final games, I plan on fully stating out this "anti-A team" and playing them against the characters. I already have two of them built (the Machiavellian leader and a 'face-man' impersonation specialist), but I'm stumped on other character concepts. I want these characters to be COOOOOOOLLLL, and I don't trust myself not to fall into my typical NPC writing tropes.
In the spirit of the setting, I thought I'd crowd source it. You fellas and ladies is smartz and whatnot. So, would anyone like to propose some future antagonists for Know Evil?
Without giving anything away, the team should have hypercorp politics and lean bioconservative, if only because it is an inner system game and my players are anarchist, leaning mercurial. However, I wouldn't say the group is so conservative to limit any wilder concepts. "Whatever gets the job done" would be their motto; it's just that an all uplift team or hive mind wouldn't really fit thematically.
I'm looking for about four characters total. If I use yours, I'll PM you (my players might read the thread). You get to decide name, codename, background, and faction...even skills if you want; I might have to alter ideologies for narrative reasons, but I would like to use characters as proposed.
If nothing else, just use your favorite PC. I want to emphasize the fact that capable transhumans with different ideologies are as deadly as any X-threat. I don't want a group of bad guys so much as a squad operating under a different interpretation of transhumanity: like the PC's, they have certain goals and few moral qualms about doing whatever is necessary to see them fulfilled. I want the final confrontations to not be so much Good Vs. Evil, but more like "Is this what we are going to become?"