Height: ~1.8 Meters. Weight: 55 kgs.
Height: ~1.8 Meters. Weight: 55 kgs.
Name: Pablo Legazpi
Noble Arm Name & Appearance: Katotohanan Ng Mundo (Truth of the World)
Noble Arm Rank: B
Noble Arm Type, Element, and Range: Melee/Support, Truth/Information, and Close-range.
Noble Arm Abilities:
The Light of Truth - By touching a target with any part of the sword, Pablo can reveal said target's 'truth'; this, in essence, means he can find out their life, their thoughts, and their secrets, without lies, self-delusion, and filters. When used upon a living person, they also see what is being revealed as well and know, instinctively, that it's the truth. When used on an inanimate object, Pablo can find out events the object was involved in; useful when used against a murder weapon. This power can undo any form of mind control or mental effect, illusions that are not based on holograms, and mundane indoctrination and brainwashing techniques, as well as various forms of insanity that lead one to believe lies.
But the drawback of this power is twofold: One, Pablo also uses the power on himself every time he activates it, preventing him from lying to himself about his actions and their consequences. The other flaw is that Pablo has no purely defensive or offensive powers except for his sword’s sharp blade and the effects of the truth on sapient minds.
Eyes of Truth - Pablo focuses the Sword's power into his eyes, allowing him to 'read' the hidden powers of Noble Arms within sight range, even if they are invisible or otherwise concealed. Like the above two powers, this cannot be used alongside the Light of Truth, though in this case, it's only because the latter is redundant with the Eyes.
Misc. Abilities: Fencing, History and Literature, Basic Politics.
Personality: Pablo is a naturally reckless person who relies on his powers too often, but can take advice when needed. He also has a high opinion of himself and his intelligence, as well as a sense of self-loathing whenever this high opinion is proven to be wrong. Despite this, however, Pablo is a kind person, one who focuses on helping others as well as himself, and is aware of his flaws. He is someone who wants to have friends, and goes to great lengths to get people to like him and keep liking him.
*Likes: Sweets, Swordsmanship, History and Literature.
*Dislikes: Bullies, Spicy Food.
Fears: Showing his darker side to his peers.
Bio: Pablo's great-grandparents were migrant workers who came to the city of Manila in the Magsaysay Administration, looking for opportunity, and unlike many others, finding it. While said great-grandparents were menial workers, their children, Pablo's grandparents, were lowly clerks, while Pablo's mother became a lawyer and his father an Eskrima instructor. And so, Pablo grew into some wealth and affluence, despite his mother frequently taking on cases for free. Despite this, Pablo's life seemed normal, although he was more intelligent than his peers by a large margin, to the point where he took advanced classes. This made him feel isolated, and also the target of bullies. It became worse when he realized that he was bisexual early on.
He was afraid that if anyone found out, he would be expelled from his family and left out in the streets; he didn't want that. But at the same time, this was what he was born with, and he couldn't change it - he tried. The only people he can confide his secrets to, as well as doubts, were people on the Internet. Yes, foolish idea, but as long as he didn't reveal his name and personal details, he would be all right, right? Wrong, because eventually, one of those people, a woman, found out his personal details and tried to blackmail him for money.
Pablo had to make a choice: Risk his secret coming out, or steal from what was not his? He chose the former, and he 'came out' to his mother that day. Surprisingly, his mother was understanding; not entirely approving, but not rejecting, either. And so they chose to confront the potential blackmailer together, Pablo's mother had a gun, just in case.
The blackmailer turned out to be one a former plaintiff that Pablo's mother had successfully prosecuted, and now sought to ruin the life of her family in response. She was also a Noble Arms master with a Gauntlet that created illusions and vertigo. Caught in a trap, Pablo and his mother risked death...until Pablo manifested his own Noble Arm, the Noble Arm of Truth. Taken by surprise, the blackmailer was defeated through a combination of quick moves and sucker punches by Pablo. And after that, the boy transferred to Trinidad Academy, rejecting offers from more reputable institutions because Trinidad Academy was both in his country and closer to home.
Besides, he wanted to see if the New Director could pull off what he promised...
*Current Goal: See if the New Director can make Trinidad Academy a place for heroes.
Student Rank: 1000