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[WIP] Vayne Xash
I've been working on trying to develop a new character. I still have some things I need to hammer out, but I would like to get some feedback on what I have so far. Frankly, it's his abilites that have me worried, and I figured I'd better get some advice now rather than after I have a lot more tied up in it.
If you really think you got what it takes to be me,
Then walk a mile in the skin of my head case mental being,
So you want a piece of this life that belongs to me,
Well make a cut on the line and take a deeper look inside of the freak
== I. Basic Information ==
Full Name: Vayne Xash
Alias: Vein, VX; other aliases include a couple of Aztlani titles, "Karolek" [Bloodwolf] and "Sith'Reisna" [The Deathless or The Pheonix, lit. 'one without death']
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral.
Universe of Origin: Sonic/Mobius Universe
Place of Origin: Xierteka, a small city on the Western Plains
Place of Residence: Station Square
Occupation: He has a job in a coroner/medical examiner's office, and is also a medical student
Organization/Group/Team: The Dogs of War:: ["Cry Havoc!"]
Socioeconomic Status: Comfortable Upper-Middle class, mainly because of his descent from the previous ruling-class of Xeirteka
Reputations: Known around the upper class Xierteka mainly for his aristocratic background, from his membership of the Xash family. In Station Square, people are more familar with his preference for privacy and his habit of knowing a lot more than he should, though few actually know how he learns it all. Typically rumored to be completely unruffled by anything, but those who see him more are quite familar with his caustic attitude.
== II. Physical Information==
Height: 4 feet 4 inches
Weight: 95 lbs
Current Age: 21
Birth Date: September 7th
---Fur Color: He has thick blood-colored fur. At certain points, such as around his eyes, his tail-tip, and the tips of his ears, his fur is darker, more of a rusty black-brown, while his muzzle, inner ears and chest are white.
---Skin Color (i.e. muzzle, arms): Not really visible anywhere, because of his fur
---Eye Color: Golden amber color
---Hair Style: Spiked almost in a liberty-spike mohawk, curving forward towards his forehead. His hair is the same blood-colored shade as his main pelt, tipped with rusty black-brown
---Nose: A shiny black canine nose
---Ears: Sharp ears that end in dark, rust-black tips, with white inside. His ears are very expressive and move according to his emotional state
---Tail: Fluffy canine tail, a bit shorter than a fox's, deep red with a roundish brown-black tip. Also very expressive; one can gain a pretty accurate idea of his mood by watching the position of his tail.
---The Rest: His palms are both crossed with many small scars, from the multiple times he's driven his claws into them. His fore-arms have a couple of smaller inch-long scars running from just below his elbow down his arm, for about the same reason. These are simply his two preferred places for blood-drawing [See: Abilities]
Body Structure: Relatively fit but not especially well built; his physique is built more for speed and agility. He still, however, has a somewhat sickly look about him.
Attire: His gloves are tough, black leather gloves that leave his thumb and fingers free. On the back of each hand is a plate of blood-red metal [steel-titanium alloy], and around the wrists are adjustable red straps. His shoes are boots, also black with red metal accents at the toe and heel, and thick red laces crossing up the front of each. His main article of clothing is basically a hooded black coat witch hangs down to about his knees, with a strap across the chest fixing is half-closed, which has a red metal buckle. Notable in that he only wears the hood in extreme sunlight, as he is somewhat photosensitive.
Gear and Accessories: While he may not be a true doctor [yet], Vayne does have a health-conscious streak. As such, he often carries a medium-sized leather pouch with basic medical supplies, as he has often had occasion to stitch up allies after a rough battle. Also, around his neck on a chain he wears a glass vial, filled with a rather questionable red liquid. Conventional tests have confirmed it is not blood...at least, not the blood of any known creature.
Vehicles: None currently, since Dirge wrecked his Ex-Gear.
== III. Mental Information ==
Intelligence: Fairly well versed in history, especially the native culture of the Xeirteka region, the Aztlani. Also a heavy reader on a variety of subjects, and as far as the sciences goes, he focuses mainly on physiology, anatomy and biology, the 'life sciences'. Not so much with mathematics; he despises the field and avoids it whenever nessicary. Currently aiming for medical studies. As far as social skill goes, he has a reasonable grasp of social conduct, and can conduct himself in a reasonably personable fashion, but he is not very well practiced, as he is somewhat too caustic for many poeple. When trying to predict what people will do, he sometimes...miscalculates.
Personality: Vayne himself has a dry and reserved demeanor, as he does not exhibit emotion well, tending more towerds repressing things. As such, he exhibits a lot of anger issues, as he has many years worth of repressed anger built up. He displays little more than boredom towards most situations, though he has a sardonic and somewhat morbid sense of humor, and often snarks with a deadpan delivery. He has a fastidious and determined personality, and often sets all of his current attention into completing or tying up the small details of whatever his current task is, and is very determined to get things right. His personality has been shifting as of late, however, as he is becomeing more apt to display his fustration or anger in the form of caustic barbs.
Despite this, he does have a good tecnical grasp of civil conduct, having been thouoghly schooled in proper etiquette as a child, and he has a degree of sympathy towards people in obvious distress or poor-situations, as he himself remembers what it is like. His career choice, in fact, was made out of a genuine desire to help people [his medical studies] and his desire to clear up mysteries [as a medical examiner]. He simply does not have much experience with casual socialization, so he can be...very bad at it, especially when his surpressed temper is aroused. He especially does not like 'vampire' jokes, and cracking one at his expence has been known to get a person locked in a morgue-drawer.
As far as rules and the law goes, he himself does not have any express interest either way. He himself does not have any special interest in breaking the laws, but his is not adverse to resorting to illegalities to do what he thinks he needs to, though he would definately prefer not to get caught doing this. He prefers a more subtle approach to situations, making him more of a schemer or a trickster.
Hobbies and Interests: ---
== IV. Combat Ability ==
Physical Advantages: ---
Average running speed: 150-155 MPH
Mental Advantages (in combat): ---
+ Vayne is very photosensitive, a side-effect of his porphrya. Even after the mutation that developed his abilites, he remains vulnerable to direct sunlight. Before, almost any contact would cause his skin to blister. Even now, it has a negative effect, especially on his eyes. Hence why he tends to wear his jacket and hood when he's out in sunlight; if he has too much exposure, his skin burns, his fur bleaches, and his eyes bleed.
Mental Disadvantages (in combat): ---
+Bloodplay: The basic ability to move, shape and chrystallize liquid blood; the most fundamental practice of BloodMagic. This technique originated as a mutation in the genetic structure of the Xierteka coyotes; they were prone to porphrya, but this genetic diffence meant that afflicted individuals would instead develop what would become Aztlani bloodmagic; these became the Aztlani priests. They had nearly supernatural control over their body process, especially their lifesblood, almost a psychic bond. As Vayne it their descendant, it is likely this is the source of his abilities.
+Bloodletting: Fairly self explanitory; he cuts himself on the palm or upper arm, using the shed blood as a weapon or tool.
+Blood Talons: Vayne drives his claws into his palms, which coats them in his blood; he thin chrystalizes it, which makes them sharper and stronger; also, this is a useful method of getting his blood in someone's veins. And, as his body chemestry is different than the average mobian's, his blood is somewhat acidic. His veins can handle it, but it has a tendency to burn others.
+Blood Leech: This is why Vayne's ancestors were known as vampires; basically, a bloodmage can gain a lot of health and strength by draining someone's blood. He himself prefers absorbing blood-pools through cuts on his palms, as has moral objections towards the alternatives.
+Blood Needle: Chrystalized blood that is formed into sharp shards, and flung at someone
+Wings of Blood: Self explanitory; the wings he forms can only last for a few moments, and he can only take to the air if he can get a juming start. These take a lot out of him, so they leave him dizzy and weak if he overuses them.
Non-Combat or "Passive" Abilities
Healing - As a side-effect of his blood-powers, his body's healing power has been accellerated. This means that many wounds like slashes and broken bones can heal very quickly; as a rule, skin-and-muscle injuries heal very rapidly, usually within minutes. Broken bones have to be put back in place before they begin to fuse, and take longer, from thirty minutes to several hours to mostly fuse, and longer to completely fuse together. Organ damage takes longer still, and the spinalcord and brain do not heal noticably. And always, the more injuries he has, the longer they all take.
Meat-Shield - Because of his healing trait, he has developed a peculier strain of 'selflessness'. Quite-simply, he is quite willing to use himself as a meat-sheild to take attacks ment for others. This is not really out of bravery, but more a simply pragmatic concern; he knows he can heal faster than others, and sees this as simply the most logical choice. He will not do this so much if he is low on blood or energy, however, because then it is no longer 'pragmatic.'
- Exsanguination: Due to his combat style, he has a decidedly higher vulnerability to this, especially the longer he fights. The more blood he loses, the slower his wounds heal, thus the more blood he spills...also, because some of his attacks utilize chrytallized blood, he has less potential to use them. Even though he does have more blood to spill than the average coyote, and he can use the spilled blood of others, this is still a very real possibility, and why he prefers to get things over quickly.
- Drowning, Electrocution or Suffocation: Healing doesn't apply here.
- Others: Vayne cannot take control of blood that is in another creatue's veins, as the bodies of others have a 'shielding' effect. So no people puppets.
- Major Organs: Hits to the heart, spinal cord or brain leave him very vulnerable, because they do not heal quickly enough to be useful.
Energy Sources: Blood, but he himself needs food and drink like anyother creature.
== V. History==
Family: Dravyn Xash, Father. Aliya Xash, Mother.
Friends: Vayne does possess some friends, but is not an especially social creature, as he developed a rather caustic attitude over the years.
+ Darrin 'Dirge' Ankou: A rather brash aardwolf Vayne met soon after he came to Station Square. Dirge makes his living singing in rock-clubs around the city, and has a very out-ward, cocky attitude but still manages to provide a counter-point to Vayne's melencholy tendencies. Along with Vayne, he helped found the Dogs of War.
Enemies: None of any special note; see RIVALS
Rivals: Vayne does not have many rivals, as he is not especially interested in competiton, and tends to ignore most people anyway out of old habit.
== VI. Concept Information==
Intended Role: May take his shifts as a sort of Combat Medic, also well suited to the role of chew toy or meat-shield. Storywise, he can serve as a kind of hero, but not an especially nice one.
Significant Meanings: Vayne is the kind of person who speaks harshly out of old habit and self-preservation, not genuine hatred. He's just a person who built up a lot of anger in the past, and never really learned how to deal with it right; he's got passive-agression down to an art, and it's reflected in how he can be very polite at the same time as tearing someone down.
Incorporated Concepts: Subverting a stereotypical ''evil'' power like blood magic and using it for a more heroic (or at least reasonably moral) type (as in good does not automatically equal nice.) Also Xolotl, a canine god of the Aztecs , whose domain was the underworld and abnormal births.
Inspirations: Blood and all of it's mythic connotations, Aztec and Mayan culture and the Aztec god Xolotl; Also, most of my characters are thought up as I listened to music, and with Vayne my inspiration was primarily Mudvayne, especially the 'LD. 50' album.
-- Current theme song, "Under My Skin" by Mudvayne.
“Silly me. Here I went out and relied on the available evidence like some wussy girl or something.”
“This is going to haunt us at the civil trial.”
"What kind of jar do you want your brain put in?"
"Yes, we have officially been abandoned by the forces of goodness and right."
~redevance de la côté foncé ~
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