Rei Ilios Sunderland ⋆ 24 ⋆ Male ⋆ Human
135 lbsHair Color:
Pale-ishBrief Clothes Description:
Rei dons ill-fitting and loose hoodies with slack jeans. He usually doesn't mind if his clothes fit well on his person. An item is consistent with his wardrobe a silver ring necklace. Other than that, he wears whatever gives him the most comfort. An additional note is that he wears socks and sandals, partly due to the comfort, partly cause of the stigma.
Adaptability ⋆ Awkward ⋆ Persistent ⋆ Problem solver ⋆ Unbiased
⋆ Keeping fit
⋆ Comfortable silence
⋆ Tinkering with objects to find out how they work
⋆ Unrealistic expectations
⋆ Keeping still for long periods of time
⋆ Too much noise (party setting, concerts, etc)
⋆ When his focus gets interrupted
⋆ Being restrained
⋆ Losing the silver-ring memento
⋆ Being unable to make his own choices
Though Rei considers himself in the middle, he definitely leans more into 'introverted' but gets along cordially enough with others in team settings (offices and such). He has a tendency to speak his mind, leading to more than a few issues with him and higher-ups in the past. However he is fairly sociable in an average sort of way, if a bit sarcastic/sardonic and cold/aloof at times. He is kinder than he makes himself out to be, usually giving others a helping hand, albeit complaining all the while. Empathy is a major proponent to his growth, not wanting to turn into his parents. Rei always tries to put himself in others shoes and helps them more than he should, even to his own detriment at times. Though this only extends if the individual themselves wants to improve, as he believes that you can't help those who can't help themselves.
Rei is calm and cool, not letting others see what's boiling on the inside. Adversely he can be rather impatient when it comes to certain things, this ties in with his anxiety, as the longer he has to wait the more anxious he gets in particular situations- usually repeating the situation in his mind over and over until it doesn't resemble the situation at all. Rei himself doesn't know if he's brave or cowardly, as he's lived a life of relative safeness, presuming cowardice. Though when push comes to shove, he is braver than he lets on. He can respond to situations with good speed, being used to different problems and situations occurring in his line of work, he basically puts out fires as they occur.
Graduating with a bachelors in Computer Science (was working on masters), he is fairly book-smart. Is he a mastermind? Likely not, but he can read the hell out of a book and grasp concepts and theories at a good speed. He trends towards a realism more than the other two extremes. Rei's not particularly too charismatic or uncharismatic, getting along with others well enough, but finds it hard to make lasting friends. It might be due to his relatively sarcastic and dry humour, which is partly a coping mechanism for him in high stress situations. He always seems tired and unenergetic, giving off that aura even when he tries not to be.
Bitter ⋆ Lonesome ⋆ Independent
Senior Software DeveloperLiving Immediate Family Members:
- Allan Sunderland (Father)Dead Immediate Family Members:
- Tessa Sunderland (Mother)
- Liam Sunderland (Brother)Current Companions:
N/ACurrent and Past Lover(s):
NoneAre you a loner or with a group? Have you always been in this place?:
New to the world and hence a lonerHistory:
Born to Allan and Tessa Sunderland, his youth was filled studying and outlines- like his life had already been planned out for him. Rei could not do anything he liked actually doing, he was severely beat and locked in his room if he performed anything less than perfect. He was always compared to his brother- Liam, the seemingly perfect and incandescent son. Though Rei knew what was bubbling underneath the surface, he was a drug addict that could not cope with his parents expectations, usually stealing Rei's belongings and selling it for a quick fix. Rei tried to help him as much as he could, but his brother just refused to reach out at all, eventually he was found in his room, a noose around his neck. Before his death, Liam gave him his silver-ring necklace as an heirloom. Though his relationship with his brother was rocky, he kept it close to him at all times.
His brother's death broke Rei, but more-so his parents though not for sentimental reasons. His parents were devastated that their golden-child was gone, seeming to care more of their reputation with the community than their actual child being dead. This disgusted Rei immensely. They internalized that it was Rei's fault and their expectations tripled. He was the only child left, and his parents didn't seem to realize what caused his brother's death. Rei was a stand-in for his deceased brother but treated far worse.
At the age of 16 he couldn't handle his parents ire any longer, falling into bouts of depression between their bickering, beatings and expectations. Rei ran away from home, his parents were blindsided as Rei never let it show that they got to him- he never gave them the satisfaction. It was difficult for a few years, he jumped from homeless shelter to homeless shelter until he found a part-time job. Eventually finding his footing and studying courses on computer science on a scholarship. He essentially had to juggle two part-time jobs and studying to maintain his small apartment and university fees. Rei received money in the mail from an unknown sender, but refused to use it, always just chucking it into a corner of his room untouched.
Eventually he graduated and landed a job as a software developer at a small firm, building the first few relationships he's ever had. Even managing to open up to a few close friends. His life finally seemed stable until something dragged him somewhere else.
Combat and Magic:Physical Strengths:
Aerokineses ⋆ Fit ⋆ Combat Naivety
⋆ Kept himself fit with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Physical Weaknesses:
⋆ Capable Runner
⋆ Decent at Freerunning
⋆ Not at all used to weaponsAbility on Avalia:
⋆ Naivety in combat - has not been in many real combat situations, always been in controlled environments.
⋆ Random stretches of migraines when stressed for long periods of time (Usually uses medication for this).