PersonalityOne could very well say that Rook is naïve, air headed, and never takes things seriously. One could very well be right about this. The happy go lucky Faunus has a knack for always being silly with an upbeat and open personality. Childish and aloof with an ever so abundant accident prone way about him. Rook’s care free personality stems from his upbringing looking at every situation as a stress free game that always has something fun to do or learn. Even in the most desperate of situations he will always greet you with a smile and try his best to make you smile.
However, his care free personality and seemingly endless youthful energy is his way of hiding how he truly is. Being known as the local idiot does have its perks. For one people just see the friendly outgoing personality but in reality he is hiding his true self out of fear. Hidden deep down under all the fluff is a mind laden with psychopathic tendencies and Sadistic ideas. He’s well aware of the monster that lurks under the surface but is trying his best to manage.
AppearanceRook is a Pangolin Faunus, because of this he has a layer of natural armor plates that crawl across his back, under his arms, in front of his legs, and partially up his neck and head as well as over his shoulders. Other than his night vision and tendencies to eat insects, these are the only traits he picked up from his Faunus parents. He stands at only 5’4” but has broad shoulders and wide hips that support his muscular and robust frame. He has blond hair that is normally brushed back and kept somewhat short with a bit of a small beard already growing.
The Faunus is not the best looking person around but falls into the average category. His skin tone tends to be tanner and his scales have a near permanent brown color to them which helps him blend into the desert surroundings. His eye color is a darker golden yellow color and can be reflective in the dark giving away his night vision.
“If it’s stupid but it works, it’s not stupid.”
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Faunus - Pangolin
| History: |
Rook was born to two Faunus parents, his mother was a tall, slender, and agile fox Faunus and his father was a short, strong, and sturdy Pangolin. obviously you can tell which parent he takes after. His family in the early years were nomadic keeping to the sand stone cliffs and plateaus of the eastern border with Vale. His clan would migrate throughout the year stopping here and there to the houses and homes cut and dug into the very sandstone of the cliffs.
His people where very good at surviving off the land and would harvest rare herbs and plants to sell at some of the settlements they passed through. Vacuan is a vast and hard place to live but his tribe made due, they were a very defensive orientated people. Preferring to hide and wait out passing bandit clans and hordes of Grimm. The strategy that they had for dealing with the Grimm was something they engrained into their very nature and culture. They were quite aware that Grimm were attracted to negative emotions so they structured themselves around only positive things.
In this way of being happy all the time and seeing everything as a game or a fun thing to learn even if it was hard kept them from attracting Grimm like many other settlements. This was how they and he survived day by day one step at a time. Sure they still had their bad days but it was working so far. Rooks upbringing was happy even through the struggles of finding enough food or supplies for everyone yet they always seemed to have just enough.
Then came the day where he would be old enough to join the academy. His clan always sent at least someone every other year to the school. They did this in the hopes that once they were fully trained they would someday return to the clan to help protect them later. A simple request that Rook accepted happily. Not only would this give him a chance to learn more but maybe they could also help him with learning how to control and use his semblance a bit better so he could help.
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At first it was thought that he may be one of those few unlucky enough to not have a semblance at all. The amount of Aura he had was a bit better than average but nothing spectacular happened at first. It took him helping his father to realize that his Semblance was to empower others. The most he could do for himself was strengthen his base attributes but with Empower he could aid others and either make their Semblance more powerful or effective, or give some of his aura to them temporarily.
Like all new skills this is something he still has to practice on as it is far from perfect. As for some of the things that effect his ability there are a few things that effect the effectiveness of it in the first place. The main thing is emotion and bond, the more familiar he is with someone the stronger the bond. The bond helps him concentrate and remain connect to that person to aid them. The other is emotion, the better he is able to read and replicate the emotion of the person he is linked to the better he can control how much or how fast he can give them aura to influence their own.
Currently he has to be physically touching the other person to start the link but he feels that in the future he may only need to look at them. The range he can keep this link active varies from person to person. But again Rook believes that this can also be improved upon. The main down side to his ability however is that currently he has trouble with concentrating and multitasking. So if he is empowering another, currently he can’t do much else other than defend himself in place.
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Rooks weapons and fighting style reflect his strong defensive instincts and semblance. His current weapons is a creation of his Fathers defensive fighting techniques and the close quarter’s nature of it. Born from that idea is Defiant Defender. Defiant Defender is a pair of dual heavy shields sharpened on the outside edge and honed to a sturdy point on the end, the inside edge is jagged and allows the shields to connect together to create a small wall. Close to the point of these shields are dual shot guns with drum magazines that fire heavy slugs.
His fighting style is again very defensive and close ranged, allowing him to get into an enemy’s face or defend other members of the team. With his strength he is able to use these shields very well in melee combat and with his shot guns can engage enemy’s at medium ranges. Effectively he is what some would call a close range tank.
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- Superior strength and endurance.
- Close quarters combatant
- Almost always level headed and easy going
- Surviving in the wastes
- Faunus night vision and tough skin
- Almost no ability for mid to long range combat.
- Recently awakened semblance.
- Lacks speed and agility.
- Will make himself look like an idiot to make others smile to the point of injuring himself.
- Has trouble sitting still or paying attention.
| Greatest Fear/Fatal Flaw: |
Rook has two things he fears equally, one is that his personality will slip at any time and that he may hurt people he considers his friends. He is well aware that he may have a split personality and he is unsure what will happen if it ever gets loose. Because of this he may distance himself temporarily from others to regain control and will always change the subject whenever it is brought up.
The other is that he fears not being enough, not being strong or fast enough to save someone. This will sometimes lead him to put himself in dangerous situations to protect others where it may have not been needed in the first place. He doesn’t care about being the hero he just sometimes thinks that others’ lives are worth more than his.
| Miscs : |
Rook really likes to sing or tell jokes anything to lighten the mood. He will go out of his way to compliment others if he thinks they are in a bad mood and has no quarrels with coming off as annoying. He really likes eating bugs especially crickets.Sheet credited to Buddha(slight edits taken from Sanguine rose)(Further Edits for purpose of Chasing Shadows)
Theme: Aviator's - Song of the Abyss