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Vermilion Desdemona
« on: September 28, 2016, 08:54:21 PM »
CHARACTER

Name: Vermilion Desdemona

Age: 19

Species and Gender: Human Male

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Occupation: Student at Beacon Academy. 3rd year. Heir to Desdemona Estate

Appearance:

Vermilion has a tall stature standing at 6’2 and an athletic build from years of training with a pale complexion and sharp distinguished eyes, their color being what he was named after, Vermilion. His face is long with a tall nose, thin lips, and a slightly pointed chin adding to his rather regal appearance, to top it all off he also has straight white hair that trails down all the way to his back. Vermilion's combat and also normal attire consists of a black vest and a shirt trimmed silver near the edges and a black robe inlayed red on the inside.

History:

Living a life of luxury would mostly be expected to be one without worries or troubles, especially if one came from an esteemed family of wealthy land owning individuals who pride themselves in their family ties and ability in combat. This often lead to even higher expectations of the heirs, especially if he was the only legitimate one after quite a while because of his father’s inability to stay faithful to his wife.

Vermilion grew up in the Desdemona manor with no less than a king sized bed to himself, three straight meals, plenty of servants at his beck and call and a life full of expectations, education, and rigorous training. From an early age Vermilion was taught the basics of what any rich spoiled brat should be taught coupled with rigorous training and exercise despite his already innate combat ability. Being from a family of esteemed huntsmen and huntresses, rich ones to boot, his education and training was nothing shy of brutal and unforgiving, forcing him to work even harder than usual just to get the slightest amount of praise from his family members, most notably his mostly absent father, Claude.

At the age of 10 Vermilion was introduced to a girl who was sent to live at their household, a poor looking one at that and also a faunus. Who she was and why she was there didn’t interest him in the slightest and he figured she might just be some random girl his family picked up for the sake of showing charity or the like. From the moment they met he knew that she was going to be a headache for him rather than someone to have fun with, much to his chagrin. He mostly ignored her during their lives at the manor only to have very minor interactions such as those he’d have with the servants, almost to the point where it took him a few months just to learn her name due to ignorance. Hannah was a turning point in his life because being an only child, Vermilion rarely had playmates aside from obstacle courses, weapons, and training dummies. He eventually tried warming up to the ‘guest’ but was always met with looks of disgust and hatred. Being a typical spoiled brat he took it as a challenge and most of the time treated her like someone beneath him and eventually just barely took notice of her except during some seldom joint training sessions where for some reason, she was able to keep up and sometimes hurt him intentionally, most of the times ending with quick repercussion by either himself or some other family members.

Even as they studied in Signal Academy Vermilion would notice this fury in his half-sister, (up till now he doesn’t know they’re related as of their 3rd year in Beacon), and always responded with immediate brutality of his own causing him to develop a new pleasure out of inflicting pain on others, most notably Hannah. For some reason he noticed her trying to protect him at times from those jealous of his standing and probably thought it was some innate care she developed somehow despite their quarrels and being somewhat used to punishment himself since he was a child.

Eventually both of them landed a spot in Beacon, and oddly enough, also got paired up in the same team. Vermilion noticed Hannah becoming more and more aggressive, usually choosing to let out her frustrations on him which he duly answered during a myriad of sparring sessions mostly aimed on the two of them trying to beat each other to a pulp despite their varying combat styles. He also noticed some odd behaviours from Hannah such as choosing him exclusively as a sparring partner and even staring at him while he slept which he attributed to maybe some lingering affection or whatever weird practices the girl might have developed. For two years the both of them along with their teammates managed to stay alive and pass their struggles at Beacon, most of them being due to Hannah’s and Vermilion’s conflicts, and are now at their third year.




Personality:

Vermilion, having been raised in a highly challenging and hardened household, is not as easy going person to say the least. Though he would not hesitate to socialize when necessary he always views people and events as a means to an end and would more often than not use them to his advantage. Contrary to what some may think, Vermilion is not anti-social and he would mingle often but people to him are more akin to tools then equals but he still considers them a way to stave off boredom and maybe find people among the masses who are more worthy of his attention than others. He would not directly show arrogance unless pressed but his manner of speaking might be offensive during more serious matters as he would hold his opinion above others due to his upbringing, stubbornness, and confidence.

In battle Vermilion is not foreign to playing dirty, if pressed and necessary he would use any means available to achieve victory even if it means doing heinous things to destroy the enemies’ spirit or sacrificing some things to achieve a greater goal in the long run but this does not mean he’s a constant cheater. If there are ways in which such things aren’t needed he’ll refrain from doing so for his image. Vermilion is brutal in his methods and would put results above anything else, caring little to what others think if he finds his way the most effective, he also tend to ignore authority if he finds the one leading a lesser person than him.

Vermilion is known to have slight sadistic tendencies and sometimes shows the occasional grin when inflicting pain on others. Although he denies any such claims those close to him would feel a certain darkness in his methods and words.


Aura and Semblance:

Prince of Impalement

Vermilion’s semblance is one of extreme prejudice and precision, allowing him to manifest dozens of spears at a moment’s notice to impale his enemies where they stand, corner them and limit their mobility, or just blanket the field with lances flying from multiple directions to overwhelm them. Being able to create spears within a 20m radius around him Vermilion uses them strategically to keep an enemy on their toes or just pester them from multiple directions, letting them pelt at them repeatedly to tire them out, trip on them if he wished with some protruding out the ground, or use them himself as weapons to combat the enemy in addition to his own weapon. Vermilion isn’t able to fully control the spears movements other than launching them in a straight path from where they were manifested or dissipating them before they could stab or hurt someone he needs unharmed. The spears can manifest anywhere within his area of effect but take a short while to manifest and a tinge of red aura in the area shows where they’d appear.
The spears take an appearance more akin to long stakes, not like actual broad headed weapons and could have lengths of barely a foot long to almost 3 meters in length for variety. The spears are tough enough to withstand several normal melee weapon hits before breaking and disappearing but can also be deflected and have a solid form and can’t phase through objects, only called back and dissipated.

Combat Behaviour:

When it comes to fighting styles Vermilion is a natural when it comes to combat. Wielding a long weapon he prefers keeping keeping enemies within spear range but doesn’t exactly have difficulty when extremely close due to being well versed in both armed and unarmed combat, mixing spear thrusts, kicks, punches and even headbutts where they’d fit in. If it means winning Vermilion would do what it takes whether it’s rather unorthodox or even unsportsmanlike actions coming from someone with a wealthy and refined background. Another tactic Vermilion is fond of employing is harassing his enemies till they tire and then pick at them later with ranged fire or simply leaning back while his semblance does most of the dirty work.

WEAPON

Name:Crimson Spike

Primary Form:Spear

Vermilion fashions a long spear with a large mechanical section at the forefront before finally tapering off into a long spike instead of a blade. The spike end of the spear is usually retracted back to half its usual length but when activated it can lunge forward with great force effectively making it a powerful penetrating weapon and also retract completely for a blunt strike. The mechanism inside the large mechanical casing near the spike contains the piledriver mechanism and rotating gears allowing for rapid extension and retraction of the spike for multiple rapid stabbing motions when in contact with something be it a body, a wall, or armor, usually used when the target is immovable, pinned down, or heavily plated.

Secondary Form:Pile driver

The shaft of the weapon collapses and retracts into the larger section leaving only a small bit left outside as an extra handle while another handle extends from the top of the weapon allowing it to be held in a shorter and more compact form. The piledriver form works similar to the previous form but the spike can extend even longer than before using the collapsed shaft for extra length. In its compacted form the piledriver mechanism is more stable and gives it much more powerful punching power allowing it to punch through hard objects with ease or with multiple successive piston powered punches.

Tertiary Form Anti Material Rifle

Midway in length between the piledriver and spear forms the weapon reveals small iron sights near the end and tip with the spike holder acting as a holding point and the end of the shaft revealing a trigger for the gun form. The rifle form fires at a rather slow pace despite being semi-automatic but the punch it delivers more than makes up for its lack of speed. Having anti-material capabilities the rifle form is a force to be reckoned with in mid to long range combat.

Dust Functions:

The weapon’s dust functions mostly consist of enhanced strikes using kinetic and other force enhancing/auxiliary dust but not so much for other elemental types in exchange for much more durability in the dust compartment and more compartments for the aforementioned types.

History:

Though having trained with various weaponry before unlocking his semblance Vermilion always preferred the fact that longer melee weapons kept targets at bay without getting a single scratch on himself. Prompting for both ranged and melee as well as something to deal with armor, Vermilion came up with his own design, with the help of further engineering by his family, and fashioned a weapon that catered to his nature and preference.

« Last Edit: September 28, 2016, 11:38:24 PM by Xarias Fury »
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Re: Vermilion Desdemona
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 08:55:09 PM »
Another late  character transfer.

Changed name to Vermilion (one L) rather than two L Vermillion to avoid future problems.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2016, 11:39:13 PM by Xarias Fury »
Students
Wisteria Lockheart - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Don't make me throw a book at you"
Shiroe Pendragon - 1st Year Student at beacon - "This is my monochrome reality" - Team MARS
Lavender du Lac - 1st Year Student at Haven -  "The harder I try the further things drift away." Team RWND
Ayaka Miyamoto - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Tsubame Gaeshi!" - Team ALIA
Vermilion Desdemona - 3rd Year Student at Beacon - "Only time you'd be above me is when your head rests on my pike"
Talen de L'eglantine - 3rd Year Student at Beacon
Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

Professors
Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

Kaliot

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Re: Vermillion Desdemona
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 11:39:18 PM »
Transfer approved.
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