Name: Akio Sullivan
Appearance: Akio always dons a sullen face, as if the weight of the world is on his shoulders. Standing at an above average (in Japanese terms atleast) 5'11", and prefers to wear well-fitted garments that does not hinder movement.
Akio is a straight forward, no-nonsense guy. He prefers to stay silent, and only speaks when he thinks it necessary. It is also noted that he does not open up easily towards other people, partly because of years of neglect of his social skills, and also because of paranoia stemming against his choice of hunt. When he is hunting, his personality becomes more terse than ever. As an adage to this, he plans his hunt to an nth degree despite knowing that plans tend to go off the rails he prefers to be caught prepared than unprepared.
Since Wendigo's can mimic voices, Akio has grown untrusting and callous towards people he is not acquainted with.
History: The Sullivan's has been an Asian family that has had ties with Wendigo hunting that dates back to the early 1800's, after a fateful event that led to the death of the first patriarch's wife. It was said that he was never the same after this, a once jovial and sociable man became withdrawn and sullen, angered at the world, the monsters, but mostly himself. It is said that since then he has dedicated his life to hunting Wendigos, becoming one of the few that perfected his craft. Rumors circulate that in his lifetime that he has killed hundreds of Wendigos.
Since then the Sullivan's have taken up his tradition, training his three sons. It had been a hereditary succession, the teachings were passed down from generation to generation.
Akio was taught during his childhood. He wasn't at all the fastest, nor the strongest of his siblings, but he was the most persistant. On one odd hunt, which should have been an easy one, he was out with his father and two older brothers. His brothers had stated that the Wendigo they had critically injured a Wendigo, that had retreated into a mine. In his father's blindness, chose to underestimate the beast and bring all his children so that they can experience their first ever 'hunt', the Sullivan's had become more cocky, prideful throughout the decades as they had easier picks, doing away with the safety their forefathers had been very adamant about. It was a trap, the monsters have become smarter, learned how to hunt in packs, and had lured the Sullivan's out. The Sullivan's planned to corner the Wendigo in the abandoned mine.
In the darkness, Akio trudged fearfully, being a ripe 14 years old, it was obvious that his fear grasped him as he sauntered through the old, creaky mines. Obvious as it was, this wasn't a good idea, but no one would go against the words of his father. With his six chambered bullets shook unsteadily in his hand. The dim flashlight barely able to light the surroundings more than a few feet infront of him.
In their haste, his brothers and fathers had rushed inside. Akio could barely keep up, but in his mind he knew something went wrong as the musky smell of iron waft into his nose. He sweeped his unsteady hand, holding the flashlight, throughout the mine, it stopped infront of one his brothers mutilated corpse. Akio tried to scream but the sound caught in his throat.
In the distance there was gunfire resounding throughout the enclosed mine. One, Two- then it stopped. Then another, One, Two- then it stopped. Akio mind fumbled to guessed what had happened, but he was frozen in place, shaking in fear as a dark figure approached him.
"F-Father?" he called out, hoping against all odds that it was him. However the figure was too disfigured to be it. Akio couldn't move, his feet were stuck on the grimy floors. The figure got closer, its breath smelled of blood and meat, an unfamiliar smell of death. Just before it could grasp the frightened kid, a gun clicked and fired. His father, with cracked arms and broken limbs stood, barely alive and had just one bullet left, one that pierced through the skull of the last Wendigo.
Akio collapsed then and there, but somehow, woke up in the safe enclosure of his home. As his mother explained, there was a random passerby, a hunter following a lead about Wendigo's. He was saved by this stranger. However his other family members were not so lucky, his mother's voice straining as she explained so.
With that, Akio began his self training, training to be cautious, unlike his family members, training to specialize against accentuated from there.
- A special revolver that fits oddly shaped bullets from the Sullivan's.
- The bullets in question engulf the dead tissue of Wendigo's in flames when struck.
- They original formula found by the Sullivan's was once a closely held secret, but has recently been made publicly known by Akio, who found it stupid to keep important information like this out of the eyes of hunters who could use it.
Supernatural Target (i.e. Werewolf, Ghost, Banshee, etc.): Wendigo
Strengths: Efficient at his job, excellent tactical plans with contingencies, in good physical shape to give him any edge versus Wendigos. Has extensive knowledge of Anasazi symbols. Has notable training in self first-aid due to his 'lone-wolf' style.
Weaknesses: Does not want to partner up at all with other hunters due to a bad experience with one during his past, one that led to an innocent death. Unsociable at times.