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Cassidy Uaine
« on: October 24, 2016, 07:15:04 PM »
CHARACTER

Name: Cassidy Uaine

Age: 17, born on the 28th of Machlud

Species and Gender: Male Spider Monkey Faunus

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Occupation: First year student at Beacon Academy

Appearance: Cassidy is 5'9, weighing 156 pounds. Both of his eyes are a maroon color. His dark brown hair is wavy and of medium-length, just barely reaching above his shoulders. His skin is a few shades darker than the average citizen of Vale, a trait from his mother. He also takes very good care of his body, being almost entirely devoid of blemishes or scratches (with the latter being sometimes unavoidable). Seeing as he is extremely physically active like most students at Beacon tend to be, he has a very fit body, though his muscles donít appear to be much larger than average. As a faunus, he has one major animalistic feature, that being the tail that extends out from his backside. This extra appendage is covered in fur that is the same color of his hair, and also happens to be prehensile due to him being part spider-monkey. With it, he can pick up light objects as well as hang from things such as tree branches for a short amount of time.

In combat, Cassidy wears a set of light armor (picture) consisting mostly of leather, metal and thick green cloth. More often than not, he leaves the hood down, only putting it on if he needs to hide his face for some reason. The cape can be removed as well if it is being worn in situations that require a lot more movement. This set of armor isnít great for stopping large blades or bullets, but the lack of protection gives it more mobility than something like a set of heavy metal armor. In addition, he carries with him a medium-sized metal shield on his back, though it is painted in a way to make it look like a wooden material. In more casual situations, Cassidy prefers to wear light t-shirts with cargo shorts or jeans, as well as switching his boots out with black running shoes. His staff can almost always be found slung over his shoulder, resting on his back. Even outside of battle, he tends to carry it just to be safe, as it isnít a huge hassle to have on his person anyway. As for his blade, he doesnít carry it around as much, usually only bringing it if he knows he will be in a fight.

History: Compared to many other students at Beacon, Cassidyís life had always been a somewhat relaxed one. While he was born in Vale, his mother had previously lived in Vacuo, while his father descended from Atlas. Together, the two of them were a rather wealthy couple, so he spent a lot of his childhood getting spoiled by them. Despite this, they still taught him proper manners and ethics, learning from a young age that he should treat everyone equally, regardless of whether they were human, faunus, rich or poor.

The first major event in his life occurred when he was only at the age of seven. His mother had grown sick, the disease unfortunately being a terminal illness. Naturally, when she passed, he was extremely upset, as was his father. While Cassidy was able to slowly work his way out of the sadness that he felt over time, it did not go away as quickly for his father. His mother had always been the more compassionate parent, and when she was gone, this became painfully obvious. Unable to properly deal with the loss of his wife, his father spent all of his time focusing on his business, trying to make himself forget his sorrows by constantly working. It was during this time that Cassidy started to become a lot more independent, as his dad was always busy with something.

Without many friends in his life, he turned to books to preoccupy himself a lot of the time. He read many fantasy books, though eventually he started being drawn more towards nonfiction as he grew older. Around the age of ten was when he first started to become interested in the life of a huntsman, something that he had read about on many different occasions. He cared a lot about other individuals, even more so than himself at times, so it made sense that he would be interested in a career that revolved solely around helping other people. After informing his father about the goal that he had made for his future, his dad supported his decision and put an overly large sum of money into an account for Cassidy so that he would be able to get whatever he needed. Using some of it, he would create his first staff. It was a somewhat primitive weapon, though he practiced plenty with it to make sure that he would be able to get proper training in the future.

A few years later, Cassidy enlisted in his first combat school, the place where he would spend the next four years of his life. It was also where he discovered his semblance, soon after deciding on a weapon upgrade to properly suit his abilities. After finishing his brand new staff, he went on to make another weapon, though this was a much more basic blade. Of course, there were times in this school where he received plenty of racist remarks about him being a spider monkey faunus that just happened to climb things all the time, though he didnít let it phase him too much. He spent much more time training and teach himself than he did socializing with others, which eventually proved to contribute to his rather quiet nature. Soon enough, the large amount of effort that he had put in paid off, as he graduated from the school with decently high scores across the board.

While he had used some of the large amount of money given to him by his father to create himself weapons and armor, it occurred to him that he wasnít going to need most of it, as he would be living at whatever combat school he chose to go to for quite some time. This was when he gave most of the money away to various different charities, deciding that there were other people that needed it much more than him. Of course, this angered his father once he found out about it, as he would have preferred it if he had simply returned it to him, though Cassidy knew that his dad had more than enough money to live comfortably and thus had no regrets. He was soon accepted into Beacon Academy, where he is currently starting his first year as a student there.

Personality: Cassidy is a somewhat reserved individual, often keeping to himself unless someone approaches him first or if he finds a person rather interesting. Some may assume that he is socially awkward because of this, but this is the opposite of the truth. He is good at communication when he chooses to do it, and is very good at reading peopleís emotions based on their actions. Being a highly empathetic person, he enjoys helping other people with their problems, and is rarely rude or disrespectful towards anyone unless they act the same way. He has a generally positive outlook on life, always trying his hardest to see the good side of all situations. Despite this, if people around him are sad or suffering, these emotions will often spread to him, making it hard for him to be around people who are depressed or in pain if there isnít much he can do to stop it. Cassidy is also decently intelligent, spending a large amount of his free time researching things or doing schoolwork. However, he tries his best to be humble about this, so he doesnít just go around spouting random things he knows to people. While he was wealthy at one point, he doesnít see much value in most material possessions, so he doesnít own many different things besides his clothing and weapons. Having experienced some prejudice for being a faunus in his past, he tries his hardest to treat everyone equally, even those who act racist. He believes that there is some amount good in everyone, however minuscule it may be.

Aura and Semblance: When activated, Cassidyís semblance forms as a small field that surrounds his body. While it is on, he is less affected by gravity, weighing a fraction of his total weight during this time. This gives him a brief period of increased mobility. If he were to use it continuously, it can only be enabled for about seven seconds, and it takes another ten for the ability to recharge fully. He can use his weapon as a grappling hook with this skill, making himself lighter with his semblance before retracting the wire to propel himself through the air. Not only that, but he can jump quite a bit higher than usual, as well as climb tall objects with ease. While his strength remains at the same level, he can also be knocked back much further by his opponents, doing a lot more damage to him. He also falls slower through the air, making him an easier target to hit. It is often risky for him to use, but if done at the right opportunities, it can be very useful.

Combat Behavior: During a fight, Cassidy has a variety of different tactics that he will use. Up close, he will use his staff most of the time, though he has experience with hand-to-hand combat as well if necessary. If he needs to go on the defensive, he will pull his staff into two, using the longer half and his shield together. He can attach the smaller half to his belt if not using it during this time. When retreat is necessary, or if he needs to change his strategy, he can use his hookshot in combination with his semblance to escape. This function of his staff can also be used as a weapon itself. He often uses it against Grimm, as a head shot with it is almost always lethal. Not only that, but he can pull injured Grimm towards himself with it so that he can finish them off. This is less useful against other human fighters if they see it coming, though he can sometimes wrap the wire around unsuspecting victims to trip them. One thing that he has trouble against are heavier fighters that can take a lot of hits. He has a hard time knocking opponents like this down, making his attacks easily punishable if he isnít careful.

Sometimes, when his staff doesnít work against specific opponents, Cassidy will switch to using his sword and shield instead. While like this, he will attempt to block most attacks and punish accordingly if possible. While his staff lets him keep a little more distance, he has to get very up close with his sword, sometimes even bashing his opponents with his shield if the opportunity is there. This becomes a problem if heís fighting someone that relies mostly on projectile moves, as he probably wonít be able to hit them with his staff or his sword if they stay out of range. His own dust shots can help with this issue, though reloading the staff takes longer than it would for someone with a gun to do the same.

WEAPON 1

Name: Cypress

Primary Form: Cassidyís main weapon functions as a staff in its first form, with a few extra features built in. The handle in the middle is colored light-green, while the rest of the staff is a much darker brown. It is typically not lethal in this form, but it can still easily knock another person to the ground if they underestimate his skill with it. On the bottom end of the staff, there is a small barrel that can fire out high-powered rounds infused with dust if a certain button is pressed. It can only hold about five at once before it has to be reloaded, however.

Secondary Form: At the top of the staff lies another opening. Out of this end, an extremely sharp spear-like point can be fired out, the projectile functioning similarly to a harpoon. It is connected to the inner mechanisms of the staff by a thin but very durable wire. Launched by a small amount of propulsion dust, it can penetrate many different objects, ranging from things like thick wood to the skin of a big Grimm. There are three small buttons on the staff that control this function. The first fires the line, the second locks it at the current length, and the third reels it back in. When used in conjunction with his semblance, Cassidy can use it as a grappling hook of sorts, typically by shooting it into a wall or tree before activating the mechanism to reel the wire back in. The dust used to launch it has to be reloaded after heavy usage, though usually it can last at least until the end of a battle.

Tertiary Form: To separate the functions of the weapon, Cassidy can pull the staff apart into two. The bottom half, the part that lets him fire out dust rounds, is a bit shorter than the top. This way, Cassidy can use the grappling hook function of his staff while firing shots at the same time. He can also still use the top half as a melee weapon, though the bottom is too short for it to be effective.

Dust Functions: While the staff has a slot for the propulsion dust that is used to launch both the shots and spear, it also has another opening where dust can be loaded in that charges the spear itself. For example, if Cassidy were to load it with ice dust, the spear would freeze the area around it on contact with something, useful for holding it in place or freezing Grimm. Another option would be electric dust, maybe for electrocuting opponents or zapping bodies of water from a distance.

History: After discovering his semblance, Cassidy aimed to create a weapon that would work well with the rather strange ability, as it didnít do much for him on his own. Wanting something that would help him take advantage of his increased mobility, he eventually decided on making the staff and its extra functions. He built it in his first combat school, replacing his first regular staff with the upgraded one afterwards.

WEAPON 2

Name: Orna

Primary Form: Cassidyís secondary weapon is a short-sword with a mahogany colored handle. If his staff is ineffective against an opponent, he will likely switch to this weapon and use it in combination with his shield.

Dust Functions: A panel on the side of the handle can be opened up where one can insert a small vial of dust. Doing this charges the blade which can have a variety of different effects, all depending on what type of dust he decides to use.

History: Cassidy made this sword at the same time as his shield. Knowing that a staff wouldnít always be totally lethal, he made this both to help kill Grimm and to compliment the new shield.

SHIELD

Name: Dubhan

Primary Form: The last thing that Cassidy carries with him into battle is his shield. The front is painted a very dark brown color. It has a circular shape to it but is a bit on the small side, as he has to keep his ability to stay mobile while carrying it.

History: After creating his new staff while in his first combat school, Cassidy realized that he was lacking majorly in defense. It was at this point that he created his shield, giving him the ability to switch to a more defensive mode at any time.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 08:55:20 PM by Metroidhunter »
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Re: Cassidy Uaine
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 07:16:06 PM »
Transfer profile. Added his shield under weapons list and edited the descriptions of each weapon a little. A few other minor changes, though most are just one or two word differences/typo fixes.
Isabelle Aozora - The Scaredy-Cat
Lyssa Andromiko - The Raging Racist
Vivian Xanthia - The Cyborg Wonder
Cassidy Uaine - The Benevolent Monkey

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Re: Cassidy Uaine
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 08:07:37 PM »
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