“The one and the only, Strife Firegaze, stands before you! With the Omega Cleaver of the Fates and the Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power... the world itself is my plaything! Doesn't that strike pitch-black, umbral fear into that heart of yours?!"
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Note: This is just a placeholder for now. I might draw up a picture for Strife, but for now, this one works - even if it's a little more serious than I aimed for.
~ Physical Profile ~
Name: Strife Firegaze (Real Name: Unknown)
Physical Age: Roughly around the twenties. Not even Strife knows his own age. The earliest age people have estimated him to be is 21, while the latest is 28. Who knows what age he really is?
True Age: Unknown
Description: Strife has a flowing red scarf. Strife Firegaze has a large, knife inflicted scar starting from below his right eye, to slightly above his mouth. He thinks it looks cool. Every scar has a story, though, and the story behind this one is that Strife Firegaze was beset by a knife wielding man, who he had an incredible fight with. In reality, that man… was himself, carving a ‘sick new tattoo’ for himself, so he'd look cooler.
~ Psychological Profile ~
“Heh, you want to know more about me, huh? Can't blame you... everyone does!”
Personality: People often describe Strife Firegaze as an eccentric and bombastic fellow – this is completely true, for Strife Firegaze is one strange fella indeed, who believes in all sorts of things that others may not – the main thing is that he believes his amulet and giant sword have magical powers, and that his amulet can speak to him. Not only that, but he often refers to himself by his full name, Strife Firegaze… or if you’re not lucky, he’ll address himself as ‘Strife Firegaze, Caller of the Verdant Flame, and Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates!’. He believes he’s an enigmatic, fearsome hero respected across the world. Not only that, but he thinks he’s really, really cool.
In battle, the thing someone’s going to notice about Strife is his attacks… in that he’s named many of his attacks with special, bombastic names, and he’s very, very prone to calling them out when he uses them. Aside from that, he’s a bit of a trash-talker, who’ll rub in his greatness to his foes. Notably, he puts his foes down less than he promotes himself…
Strife considers himself a ‘wandering hero, a free spirit!’ and often roams the world in search of interesting things. Occasionally, he’ll help out with tasks people ask of him. He’s taken a fair few cats out of trees. He’s prone to challenging people he comes across.
Unfortunately for the mighty Strife Firegaze, it’s pretty apt to call him stupid. Gullible to a fault, very reckless, and prone to overestimating his own power, which can often get the wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates into trouble. He’s prone to being defeated by his own hubris at times, leading him to particularly embarrassing defeats. It truly takes someone talented to blow themselves up with their own ability, though if asked, he’ll just say that he did it on purpose, or that he was only using a small percentage of his real power.
+ His trusty Omega Cleaver of the Fates and Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power. He sleeps with these.
+ Sweet-tasting things.
+ His special moves.
+ Calling out his special moves in battle.
+ Fancy titles for himself.
- People who can’t put up with him.
- Loss of objects.
- Ranged weaponry.
- Ranged weaponry.
- Being mocked.
- People downplaying his strengths (note: he believes his strength is everything.)
+ He’s got a good imagination. I mean, just listen to him.
+ Fairly capable physically. Carrying a large sword like the good ol’ Omega Cleaver of the Fates does that to you. He can even jump a fair bit higher than your average person.
+ He's able to use the power of the verdant flames. Whether it's his innate ability or an ability of his amulet, it's certainly still a strength.
- Losing the Omega Cleaver of the Fates. Strife would probably cry.
- Losing the Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power. He’d probably cry over this, too.
- Dogs. Strife really, really doesn’t like dogs, thanks to a fair few biting on his legs.
- Travelling the world.
- Writing. Strife’s written a fair few stories, which consist of a mighty warrior besting all sorts of dangerous foes with a huge sword. That warrior’s name? Strife Firegaze.
- Creating new names for his attacks.
- Telling people tales of his past.
- Collecting weaponry. He’s got a fair few weapons back home, but only the Omega Cleaver of the Fates gets the honour of travelling with him… until he finds Excalibur, that is.
- He doesn’t really talk about the fact he’s got amnesia. He doesn’t like to think about it, as it only makes him more unsure about himself as a whole, who he was. It’s a lingering question that stings him, but he tries to hide it from himself… for what does it matter?
- His ultimate attack... is actually just a lie! It doesn't have nearly the destructive capabilities that he claims.
Outlook on life: Strife believes that life’s meant to be enjoyed. It's fairly simple.
Affiliation: None of note.
Moral Alignment: Chaotic Neutral. Strife is very much a man who follows his heart and whims in life.
~ Combat Profile ~
"Even just describing these moves to my enemies can drop them to the floor, breathless! And know this - my repertoire grows by the day! This is only 10% of my true strength!"
+ “Come forth… VERDANT FLAMES OF THE BEYOND, TO ME!”/Radiant Enchantment of Green Flames: Strife enchants his blade, the Omega Cleaver of the Fates, with green flames that dance along it. These green flames aren’t too different from regular flames, but they are green. Strife believes he needs his amulet to use this power, and whenever he uses it, he also thinks he needs to shout out and ask for its power. However… is this power granted by the amulet, or is it an innate ability of Strife’s…?
~ Notable Techniques ~
Strife has many ‘techniques’, each of which have their own names, though most of them are regular old sword techniques given fancy names. The following moves are unique, in that these very specific techniques have more unusual effects.
+ Big Bang Blast: One of Strife Firegaze’s Radiant Techniques. Big Bang Blast involves Strife conjuring a ball out of solid, transparent green energy, in which green flames dance about. This energy bomb will detonate after ten seconds, or if it is launched into something forcefully. Upon explosion, green flames will be released in a blast of energy, which may just knock things about. Strife’s prone to calling this out, then forgetting it’s there and blowing himself up. What a klutz!
“Catch this! Big Bang Blast!”
+ Rapture Impact: A fairly simple technique that can be used, even without his verdant flames. Putting all of his energy into a sword smash, Strife smashes the foe with the Omega Cleaver of the Fates forcefully, knocking them back a fair distance. If verdant flames are active, then this also creates a weak fire explosion.
“You'd be a fool to stand against me...! Rapture Impaaact!”
+ Emerald Flame Chaser: For this technique, Strife brings down his sword onto the ground forcefully, which causes a wave of green flames to rush out of the ground in whatever direction he is facing. These flames are decently quick, but it’s nothing someone couldn’t dodge.
“You can't run - and you can't hide, pal! Emeraaaald... Flame Chaseeeeer!”
+ Aerial Crashing Destruction: Strife tosses his sword high up into the air, which spins all the while, collecting more and more emerald flame as it flies up. Strife leaps up and grabs it, then attempts to bring it down onto his foe. If Strife’s unlucky, he might miss the sword. If he’s really unlucky, the sword will hit him.
“This'll be your judgement! Let me ABOLISH you! Aerial... CRASHING DESTRUCTION!”
+ ‘End of the World’: Strife’s ‘ultimate move’, as he calls it, as he still believes his sword is capable of ending the world. He’s never used it before, but he threatens people with it as a form of intimidation. Of course, this is just a faux, for he can’t use this move.
“You’ve got guts, taking me on! I could end the world right here, what with my Omega Cleaver of the Fates and all.”
- Enhanced Physical Attributes: Strife is able to take a fair few hits, and lug around his heavy sword that most would struggle to hold. Most notably, he can jump pretty high, which he uses in his Aerial Crashing Destruction move.
Equipment: (Weapons, clothing. Put any physical items your character carries here.)
- Omega Cleaver of the Fates. A sword with a large blade, designed to be held with both hands – though even still, it’s not exactly easy to swing about for most people.
- Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power. An amulet of Strife’s. He believes this contains the ‘voice of a god’, and often speaks for it, though in reality, he’s just voicing his thoughts in these cases. He believes his emerald flame power comes from this amulet.
- A few cans of soda. You know, for those mid-battle refreshments.
- Dark green trenchcoat. Strife believes this makes him look really cool.
- Flowing red scarf. See above.
- Black pants. He wears these to move about easily.
- Red sneakers.
+ Naming Skills
~ Statistics ~
“Checking out my statistics? Groovy! For some reason – and I can’t figure it out – not all of these stats say EX. I’ll promise you that’s a lie, readers! Strife Firegaze is the strongest man to walk the earth!”
Mana Capacity: C
Magickal Proficiency: C (As he can't freely control his powers - he needs to use specific techniques.)
Physical Competence: A
~ Faction Profile ~
Faction: Strife Firegaze is a boyo who goes solo, but he considers that just as strong as any faction. Watch out, everyone! Here comes Strife Firegaze’s faction of one, or three if you count his amulet and sword.
Rank: N/A (Technically ‘Strife Firegaze, Caller of the Verdant Flames of the Beyond, Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates!)
Class: N/A (‘Strife Firegaze, Caller of the Verdant Flames of the Beyond, Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates!’)
Title: ‘Strife Firegaze, Caller of the Verdant Flames of the Beyond, Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates!’
Loyalty Level: He wouldn’t abandon his group. I mean, he can’t, because it’s practically not there.
~ Miscellaneous ~
"I've got quite the history, actually... it leaves me with many questions that remain unanswered to this very day...! Just who was I? Eh, that doesn't matter... what matters is the now, huh?"
Biography/History: The man called Strife Firegaze is, unsurprisingly, not really called Strife Firegaze. In reality, he’s an amnesiac who knows very, very little about himself. The fellow we currently know as Strife Firegaze awoke in a cave system, alongside two objects. A large emerald blade, which was adorned with glyphs that ran along its blade, and an emerald amulet. Seeing no reason not to, the nameless man took up these items – and found himself able to utilize a curious power – that being the manipulation of emerald flames, though he couldn’t manage much else than to enchant his blade with these flames. Strife felt like these two objects held untapped power, but it was merely a thought.
After days of wandering, Strife found the exit to the cave system, only to emerge in a desert. He continued wandering, searching for any sign of relief, for he grew hungry, thirsty, and tired. Yet none came. He passed out, and had strange dreams… which he dubbed visions. Names aside, these ‘visions’ would shape his life from that day forward.
‘Man with no name… I see you have taken up my ancient sword. The very sword that destroyed the universe a millenia ago – the Omega Cleaver of the Fates. Not only that, but… I notice that you hold my amulet, too. The Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power… impressive, boy. I can tell you will be a worthy heir for the green flames. Take my blade… and follow your fate. And if that fate seems undesirable, then you hold the very weapon to cleave that fate into two. Farewell, nameless fellow…’
The dream was just that – a mere dream, though a strange and rather childish one for sure. However, the man believed this fully, for he saw it as a vision. He dubbed his sword the Omega Cleaver of the Fates, and the amulet the Supreme Amulet of Ultimate Power, and believed in the powers he believed they held.
When the nameless man awoke, he was in the care of a small village, on the outskirts of the desert he had been wandering. The inhabitants of the village had nursed him to health and even kept his equipment safe for him in a show of kindness. However, one boy asked the nameless wanderer’s name… to which he said he had no name.
“No name or past, eh? You sound like some hero from a book or game, especially with that sword and amulet! You have any special powers?” He asked, to which the nameless man nodded – and then pressed down on his amulet, and called upon a single emerald flame within his hand.
“Oh, oh! That’s so cool! I’ll call you… Strife Firegaze!” He chirped. “That's a cool name, right? I only just came up with it.”
A name - the man with no name didn't know what to think about it, considering it somewhat lame and needlessly bombastic, but... it was a name. It provided identity to the man without any. Strife Firegaze mingled about in the village for a few days after his awakening, though eventually… he left the village, in search of adventure and exploration of a world largely unknown to him. It was full of all sorts of wonders he’d never seen before in his lifetime – though he wondered if he’d seen them in his past life, whatever it may be. And speaking of his past life, Strife tried his best to get any leads on who he was, but no matter who he asked, nobody seemed to know. Strife felt as if he were drowning in a pool of uncertainty… and it well and truly hurt him. What was the past he was leaving behind? For years, he searched for it, but each attempt ended the same way. And eventually… Strife Firegaze gave up, and became intent on making his new past… his new past as the Caller of the Verdant Flames of Beyond, Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates! He got into all sorts of fights, where he’d unleash all sorts of strange techniques he’d named – for instance, the Big Bang Blast, a ball of explosive energy, which would erupt into a burst of green flame.
He became known for this, and his… eccentric personality, what with his talks of his ‘divine power, given to him by the gods themselves!’, and similar things. He was very often underestimated, but a fair few people eventually realized… he was as dangerous a warrior as he was strange. Eccentric or not, the man was a tough fella with a big, big sword that pulsed with green flame… however, his hubris managed to be his downfall. He’d been defeated a fair few times, all due to boasting, overconfidence, or a mixture of both.
When he heard of the End of the World, he ‘knew’ the reason for it, which he claimed was the power of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates. When the End of the World happened, and the world wasn’t raptured by all manner of strange happenings, Strife was more than a little disappointed, for he wanted to see the ‘true power’ he claimed the Omega Cleaver of the Fates held. However, when he heard of the Seven Children, he grinned. Believing that the false god they sought to fight was within his amulet, he cracked his knuckles and spoke one thing.
“Well, this certainly sounds like quite the blast! I’ve never fought children before, so it’s time to give them a little discipline! Get ready, you insolent infants – Strife Firegaze, Caller of the Verdant Flame, and Wielder of the Omega Cleaver of the Fates is here to kick your asses!”
Other: I just really wanted to give a character overly cheesy special move names, so there you have it - Strife Firegaze, ladies and gentlemen. My personal favourite is Big Bang Blast.