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I’ve been watching the Lone Wolf and Cub series which inspired me to remake my ronin and reluctant mercenary, Akira Hayazake.
Akira wields the Enma blade, a cursed sword which holds the demonic soul of its original owner and Akira’s ancestor, Enma Hayazake. Enma was the shogunate’s private assassin and thug, murdering hundreds, mostly innocents, and reveling in the bloodshed. His soul was so twisted that he became one of the few demons born while the body was living. This only gave him more power to do his bloody work. When he died, his demonic soul was trapped in the blade.
Enma possesses anyone who holds the sword, forcing them to spill blood to feed his desires and give him power. Akira, as his descendant, is able to control the blade and keep his mind, though his bloodlust is increased. The sword gives him strength and the ability to control demonic energies. He uses the sword as an assassin and mercenary, though he is still a man of honor, only turning his blade on those who deserve it. He figures this way, less innocent people will have to die thanks to his accursed bloodline.
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Here is Monster, a superstrong villain who has a robotic hand. The hand can impart massive vibrations to destroy objects. His favorite technique is to grab someone by the head and vibrate, causing massive brain hemorrhages.
May 29, 2020 at 8:18 pm #168049
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Oh my gosh, Roosta is so cool 🤩 The color composition of her outfit is so pleasing and dynamic.May 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm #168107
Here is the galactic terrorist and living sun, Collapsar. Collapsar’s massive heat and energies are contained within his suit, which he can slowly open to devastating effect. Cosmos has spent years trying to apprehend him, but his power and the high likelihood of collateral damage, as Collapsar is a planet level threat, has allowed Collapsar to elude capture.
As a note, I have three color schemes for him and I would appreciate feedback on which is best.
June 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm #170696
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Here is my rendition of my Blades in the Dark character, a whisper named Arvus Slane who also goes by Wicker. Arvus is a cold man obsessed with all things weird and spooky. He looks at things with an academic lens, wanting to learn and experience as much of the supernatural as he can. As a whisper, he can command ghosts to do his bidding, which he usually does in his aims to see and experience deeper and darker things.
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Hey, V. I like the gray and white best for Collapsar. Nicely chilly backstories you’re writing these days.June 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm #170870
Thanks! Gray is the one I also favored.
Here is the gangster Tony Caza, a sadistic gangster who murdered his former boss to replace him. He loves to cause pain and misery, often with his fists. He was later captured on a BSH raid on his facility.
July 1, 2020 at 8:08 pm #170997
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Here is Liam Roarke, a student of the institute and a man who cannot die.
Liam is gifted with an incredible healing factor, he can survive any wound as long as some piece of himself remains. His blood also carries his powers and can be used to save life threatening injuries.
This was discovered when he was allowed to donate his blood to his father after they had gotten into an accident that had miraculously left Liam unharmed. His father healed instantaneously from several broken bones and some internal bleeding. His powers caught the attention of various groups who wished to use him.
He first spent time with a research institute who studied his blood while giving him a private education. This institute was attacked one day by a gangster hoping to steal its research. He found Liam instead and took him as his secret personal hospital. The gangster was older and respected, but not a cruel man. He kept Liam prisoner and used him as a blood bank, but he did not mistreat Liam. He made sure Liam had entertainment, mainly books. The gangster’s right hand was the sadistic Caza. Caza murdered the Gangster and found out about Liam.
Caza saw Liam as his perfect punching bag, a victim he could endlessly torture and discover new ways to inflict pain. He started with beatings before moving on to knives, guns, fire, electricity, before stopping with chemicals. Thanks to him, Liam knew what it felt like to have his skull collapsed in on itself, to have a knife twist in his heart, to have his body char and melt, and to have acid dissolve him slowly. Liam’s life was constant pain, but he was learning. Soon he knew the ways of the human body, how it ticked and what levels it could take.
One day when Caza was in his liquid nitrogen stage, their compound was raided by BSH. Liam broke out and sought his torturer. When the BSH agents found him, Liam was carving up Caza with a blade covered in his own blood, the gangster’s wounds healing as soon as the blade left. The agents pulled Liam off of the gangster and arrested him, freeing Liam from him.
Liam realized how sought after he would be and what a danger his presence would be to his loved ones, so he took the Institute’s offer of protection and tutelage, despite the fact he has no desire to be a hero. Liam now attends the school, jaded after having died thousands of times. He views the world coldly and pragmatically, knowing what horrors it contains and knowing horror can yield results.
Having felt every pain imaginable has dulled him to pain and made his attacks, when he is in a fight, seem almost suicidal in the lack of regard for his own well being. He also knows his blood can do miraculous things, so he has a tendency to be a bit extreme in his violence. He is the one who made Zaiar lose his eye after the attack on the school.
Slowly, but surely, he has begun to make friends and the Institute’s faculty hope Liam can be a kid again.
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