Night at the Museum; Exhibits.
The tablet wakes figures of the museum, and each carry a distinct sub-species from their respective counterpart. Consider this a guide to writers/roleplayers interested in portraying a character or deciding upon a sub-species.
Exhibits are species of their own. There’s a variance of ‘sub species’ with an abundance valuable attributes. Each exhibit carries with them the strengths, talents, and memories of their historical/fictional counterpart (should they not be the dead brought back). If an exhibit is fictional, the constructs of ‘logic’ does not apply. (i.e. statue angels hold the capacity to fly). This also applies to machinery and of products made of wax or any property not formerly usable to man as the tablet is made inactive. Exhibits all share the core vulnerability of sunlight and resume their original form should they remain indoors.
Vulnerability to- fire, sharp objects (vulnerable to breakage) excessive force.
Strengths- Ability to reconstruct oneself with the use of heat.
Inconsequentialities: Curiously, wax figures are the most prone to indulging any qualities of what they have endured in life (i.e: eating, mundane tasks). Should a wax figure be broken or wholly ‘killed’ (through sunlight) they may be reconstructed and replaced. It is the downside that they will not carry the memory of the original. They are most susceptible to repeating history.
Vulnerability to- with extreme temperatures, they are easily torn.
Strengths- heat resistance (again, not applicable to extreme temperatures). They are capable of withstanding far more damage than many of the exhibits.
Inconsequentialities: With perpetuating force, they can lose their consistency and appear less ‘normal’. Silicone figures, during corrosion are made as a whole and thus, freeze wholly compared to the wax subjects losing pieces of the limb little by little.
Vulnerability to- high temperatures, pressure
Strengths- Durability, lightweight (though it does also play into a disadvantage), heat resistant (…mostly)
Inconsequentialities: [Note: Dinosaur skeletons are forged most commonly of plastic resin.] Dinosaur casts still hold primitive behavior and are thus treated as pets among the exhibits, no matter how small. Perhaps it is the fine work of both Jedediah and Octavius together, but they’ve a penchant for danger.
Vulnerability to- Wounds fatal to man
Strengths- [For mummies: With vital organs removed, they are unfazed if what was removed is punctured. (i.e: plunging a blade into ‘what would have been’ the lung of your opponent).] Regeneration. Because the bodies returns to its decayed state, decomposition naturally chips apart flesh and organs. If the undead is to ‘die’ within the confines of the museum, they will wake the evening soon after, regenerated, as ‘dead’ was their natural state.
Inconsequentialities: Because they were in fact alive, they do in fact die each sunrise. They are closest to immortality that one can hope to reach.
Vulnerability to- Sharp edges and subsequent tears, colors do fade over years
Strengths- Because exhibits hold the strengths of their counterpart, subjects of taxidermy are closest to the animal they are made to shape. It is because of this that they are most often the quickest and unpredictable.
Inconsequentialities: They are still animals, thus leading to breakage of many of the displays. They are fiercely loyal if at all it is merited and often linger of their own hall.
Vulnerability to- permanent damage through many sources (sharp edges, primarily)
Strengths- Their photographs/art pieces are worlds of their own. Should a man or exhibit crawl through the facets of a frame, they are made aware of the world and era of the painting/image. It is because of this that they are known to be the most elusive.
Inconsequentialities: Portraits are the most fragile of the exhibits, and it is their personality that often exposes with relative ease. Because they are the most fragile, it they do most often linger of their own portraits or circumvent anything that will cause them harm. Cutouts, however, are capable of more damage and can be easily replaced. Portraits, all of them, hold ties with one another. Images may take solace within others backgrounds and it is highly unlikely portraits will condone aggression in their own ‘worlds’.
Vulnerability to- sharpened edges [fabric bodied]
Strengths- It is easiest for them to reconnect themselves or replace limbs with no apparent pain. There are also many, thus allowing for a stronger force against the potential opponent.
Inconsequentialities: They are most often used to adorn the attire of historical figures and it is because of this they are most often found in groups of their own kind, reliving their experiences in the historical figures life. Easily distracted….
Vulnerability to- Though it depends on the statue type, many of them are susceptible to extreme force and breakage if they collapse on certain surfaces.
Strengths- They are notably the strongest figures of the museum physically. It is exceedingly difficult to inflict harm and as a result, they are often most avoided and intimidating should they have the ability to stray.
Inconsequentialities: Despite their reputation, most statues are quite harmless and often lose themselves of their own imagination/world, carrying about idle tasks until they are met with company to join them.