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Vincent Belsara -
(The picture on the left is the best possible outfit and equipment reference I have, showing off a perfect representation of Misericordia. While the picture on the right offers a nice close up of his face, however the markings in that picture are not visible on Vincent normally and both his eyes are normal, he only has markings on his skin and reptillian eyes when Akataras [The dragon spirit he's bonded to] is in control of his body. )
For more realistic artworks, I hope these 3D references will be helpful:
Description/General Info: -
After discovering a magic sword (and the draconic spirit Akataras stored within) at a young age, Vincent Belsara was offered a choice between life and death by the spirit of the sword, life would take him away from all the family and friends he knew and cared for while death would cut his life short. Choosing life he was contained and preserved against the ravages of time for centuries until finally awakening years later to a changed world.
Initially harbouring a resentment toward the spirit that took him away from his family and his own time (Yet protecting it and seeking aid from it all the same), Vincent and the spirit eventually form a mentor and student relationship with the spirit teaching him the skills he needs to survive adolescence in a hostile world. Eventually the pair will embark on a journey together that will change them both forever.
Vincent is kind hearted in nature, sometimes na´ve and quite often reckless but with Akataras looking out for him he tends to avoid almost getting killed as much as he should. Would probably help if he actually listened to the old dragon's advice once in a while too. He may be studious and devoted when it comes down to learning how to fight or use the principles of magic but he seems to have a noise filter when it comes down to Akataras' advice.
Vincent is incredibly merciful and abhors killing people, this doesn't mean he doesn't kill (Circumstances make it necessary and in certain situations Akataras will take over Vincent's body and make the kill for him). There's a reason he doesn't kill besides personality but it's a little spoilerish if I post it here, though something close to the reason has been shown in my writings.
I like to think of Vincent as quite playful in his personality, he's a charismatic smart-arse and a bit of a whore/flirt at times. He's young at about the age of 17/18 with a flair for the dramatic. He abhors killing but will do it when necessary or a life or death situation and despite his skills with a sword and spear, will try for a non-lethal solution to most fights at any cost and as a result avoids most fire-arms.
Due to this he's quite a proficient hand to hand fighter, though he primarily uses kicks rather than fists as his legs tend to be stronger than his arms as he's quite acrobatic as well. Vincent is lightly muscled, toned but not a bulging powerhouse type (Think Edward Elric from FMA or Cloud Strife and you'll get a good reference for his muscular build.) and tends to be slender in form with bright blue eyes, pale skin and fiery brown, scruffy hair. His facial features also have a slightly feminine quality to them and he stands at 5' 5" tall.
He also has access to magical abilities and while actually being a sonic mage his own powers are overridden and occupied by the dragon spirit's, forcing him to use a form of ice magic that initially manifests as pale blue fire (When Akataras uses it I tend to call it frostfire). Elements of his own spellwork are interspersed into the flames, giving them an impact they wouldn't normally have and adjusting their hue and colouration to a stronger blue than the dragon's own.
Vincent is also in possession of the mystic sword Misericordia, a blade which adapts to suit it's wielder's physical needs and adjusts it's appearance, shape and style accordingly. When magic energies are channelled into the blade it can become wreathed in blue flames, these flames allow it to pass through a person relatively harmlessly, attacking the spirit rather than the body, fatiguing a person until they fall unconscious.
As a consequence of this ability the blade can also harm/banish hostile spirits and is more effective against the undead than ordinary weaponry. (Useful considering Vincent despises necromancy for personal reasons.)
In terms of what he'd wear and won't wear there isn't really a limit, he's partial to medieval/victorian clothing (As those are basically the time periods he lives in on his own world, at least in terms of how people dress) but since he's a dimension-hopping world wanderer his attire can be more modern or even more ancient or fantastical.
As I said he has a flair for the dramatic so trenchcoats, capes and flowing clothing are the sort of thing he typically goes for, but beneath that he tends to wear vests and thin shirts, there's not really anything he won't wear really or at least I can't think of anything at the moment though due to his acrobatic nature and lithe frame, metal armours or other heavy items that weigh him down tend to be the sort of thing he avoids.
One thing I do like to keep constant in terms of equipment is the presence of some form of arm-protection, or at the very least gloves as when he fights with hand to hand he tends to block strikes with his arms and hands if a weapon isn't immediately available.
If you need any more info feel free to ask.
I'll just summarise that because it's a bit hectic.
- Vincent is slender, lithe and athletic, muscular but not obsessively, he's not some eight foot tall powerhouse sort of figure, more like an acrobat. Think Edward Elric from FMA or Cloud Strife and you'll get a good reference for his muscular build. - He stands about 5' 5" or 5' 6" tall at 17/18 years of age. (He's short like me. T_T) - His hair is a rich, fiery brown (Mostly brown in terms of it's shade, though it has a slight reddish/orange tint to it giving it the fiery quality), while his eyes are a blazing bright blue. - As you can see from the reference pick he has scruffy, rich brown hair (which can appear to be more of a red or orange under certain lights) and blue eyes. His eyes are meant to be bright and full of life, Vincent doesn't take things too seriously. - Vincent is a kind hearted individual who tries to do the right thing whenever he can, despite being a thief. He has a strong aversion to killing and will try to save lives wherever possible, often almost at the expense of his own. He's far more concerned with saving other peoples' lives than preserving his own. - He is also bisexual and more than a little shameless. He tends to be quite flirty (as well as semi-charming when he is) and gets around, his impulse control needs a little work. - There isn't really anything Vincent wouldn't wear due to his world-jumping adventuring but he tends to avoid heavier clothing items due to his heavy use of acrobatics and kicks. He also favours the colours white, black, grey and blue. - He is pacted and bound to the draconic spirit Akataras Bselrae. - While his own magical element is that of sound (Sonics) his spell's elements are overridden by the dragon's and as a consequence manifest in the form of blue flames. - Wields the sword Misericordia, an enchanted blade capable of subduing rather than killing opponents. The blade is also capable of attacking phantoms and harming the undead. - Akataras can take control of Vincent's body, when this occurs the spirit markings that were imprinted upon Vincent when he accepted the pact will become visible and glow blue momentarily before fading out of visibility again. His eyes will also grow brighter and gain a soft glowing quality and the pupils will become reptilian until control is returned to Vincent.
You can put him in whatever sort of outfit you like, make it similar to his reference pic, have him in a hoodie and jeans or even draw him shirtless or completely naked, the outfit is yours to choose. ^_^
~ Akataras Bselrae [Dragon Body] ~
~ ~ Full Body (Primary reference) ~ ~ Example of Akataras' fire ~ ~ Example of Akataras' feathers ~ (The example of Akataras as a Drakengard dragon is only there to show off the layering of his feathers)
Appearance: Akataras is actually quite short for a typical anthro dragon, being between the height of 5 5” and 5' 7” (due to his talons), though his tail actually makes his total length far longer. He has a slender body, with visibly toned muscle but a moderately effeminate frame (built like an acrobat, rather than bodybuilder). Overall his build isn't that intimidating to other dragons, though his wings span more than double the length of his body, their immense countenance dwarfing the dragon's slender form, they are covered in layers of large, fine, black feathers along their backs where they connect close to the dragon's spine, their front displaying the membranous and bat-like quality of the unfurled constructs, the wings are also tipped with a curved claw of the same colour and imposing razor sharpness as the other claws attached to the black dragon's body.
His head has an angular and sharp quality to it, with a short jaw and snout that have an oddly humanoid quality and at the same time firmly set in an angled , alien and reptilian fashion. The black dragon's scaled head is adorned with a curved horn on each side of its skull (similar to that found on typical demonic imagery, or resemblant of the horns of a ram), while four lightly curved spikes of increasing length adorn his snout to his crown, a fifth spike is set a little further down at the top of his neck completing the dragon's cranial ornaments. His clawed hands bear the same anthropomorphic shape as the majority of his body, with a pale white claw at the tip of each finger and thumb.
His lower body detracts from the humanoid nature of his torso and arms, his legs bearing the same slender but subtly muscled shape as most of his body but his clawed feet take on a far more reptilian appearance, having three clawed talons positioned at the front of each with a fourth rear talon which when combined with his tail allows the dragon to maintain his bipedal balance when walking. The tail itself has no weapon at the tip and simply smooths to a point like that of a simple lizard's, bearing a length equivalent to the distance between the dragon's shoulder blades and ankles
Personality: Akataras is a rather harsh individual with eyes that blaze with the same cold fire that his magic manifests as, hardened by his losses throughout his life and the experiences gained through his travels, the black dragon has gained a quite distanced and guarded personality (Realising that his compassion and emotion has often been the reason for his suffering in the past.). Though his actions may often seem heroic and his attitude relatively relaxed, a far colder individual lurks behind the temporary smiles and laughter that he often expresses. (The later he is in his age the more distant he tends to be due to certain reasons I can't explain for spoiler purposes) In the earlier stages of his travels Akataras would often help others for the sake of helping but as time passed and he grew steadily colder he often wouldn't intervene unless it would benefit him in some way.
Despite his cold inner nature Akataras does have a kind heart (frozen in a sense but thaws a little from time to time) but often puts it aside when making decisions in order to calculate the best possible outcome, trying to avoid any bias emotion might draw into the equation. Despite this, the black dragon is fiercely defensive of those he is loyal to/cares about, more often than not overexerting himself or placing himself into dangerous situations to protect those important to him, the loss or injury of any close ally can often shatter Akataras' usual fašade and allow his deeper, more sombre and compassionate personality to show through the cracks. Socially Akataras is quite a sarcastic individual with a dark sense of humour though he won't usually show he can actually crack a joke till he's grown accustomed to the person he's speaking to and around those he doesn't know he tends to maintain a defensive personality. He is secretive in nature and will often not divulge intimate facts about himself unless he trusts the individual with which he's speaking and even then has been known to simply lie about something to sate their curiosity. He also has a very dry wit and a glib attitude in some situations, he can sometimes be seen as insufferable. While he is primarily protective mainly of his allies, Akataras rarely cares about the collateral damage that occurs during his fights and travels and as a result disregards the danger he may put others in frequently. He won't however go out of his way to put other people in danger at his expense and will attempt to avoid getting others killed for his sake.
Combat: Akataras has lived for a long time and throughout his life has been taught to use multiple different melee combat styles. He is skilled with useing one-handed or two-handed blades (though he struggles with dual wielding) and is most often found swinging around a hand-and-a-half blade for convenience. Other than his sword skills Akataras also has skill with unarmed combat and fights with a heavily acrobat, kick-based martial arts style, using his arms for blocking strikes rather than attacking, though he is capable of tearing through human flesh with a puncturing strike using his claws. Trained in the use of a staff at a later stage of his life and capable of applying the same disciplines he learned during this time to the use of a spear (though he is far more comfortable with a blade in hand or no weapon at all than a staff). He has also been known to pair his sword skills with a shield when necessary, though his shield techniques are far less refined than his blade, due to his preference of ending fights quickly with deadly strikes rather than wearing down an opponents strength. He is skilled with all of the abilities outlined above and while best with a blade is by no means unconquerable, there will always be (and have been) someone that can overpower him, or strike faster than he can.
Other than his weapon skills Akataras is also a powerful mage, a fact which is aided by the unique nature of his magic and draconic flame. Akataras' fire is unique, to him it is warm and soothing, not an unpleasant flame that could harm him. To others it burns, but it burns cold, it is tied to Akataras' primary magic type of ice but ignores the principles of his regular ice magic, instead it blazes like any other flame and burns the victims down to white ashes, or snow essentially. The flames manifest as bright blue and serve as Akataras' primary magic attack type, when he's not summoning ice spikes and blades to tear apart his opponents of course. While the magic tends to manifest in an unconventional way, it still follows similar principles to regular ice magic and allows Akataras to freeze objects, bodies of water etc. and of course construct objects out of ice to fight with, whether as projectiles or as blades and armour (though they lack the same durability as typical weapons and armour. The summoning of strong icy winds is also still possible for Akataras, despite the fiery manifestation of his spells.
Style: Akataras like many of my characters has a flair for the dramatic and prefers flowing clothing that accentuate his movements. Typically he can be found wearing vests, tunics, long coats and fingerless gloves/hand wrappings. He is also partial to wrapping-based belts with ornate buckles that tend to trail off, loosely fitting pants/trousers for his legs and wrappings for his feet (as he can't wear shoes due to the talons). He's fond of the same colour schemes as Vincent preferring clothing in blacks, greys, blues and whites, as well as teals. Though as a spirit Akataras can manifest illusory clothing he simply prefers not to bother with it at all as he deems it a waste of what little energy and magical prowess he still possesses in an ethereal form.
- Akataras is a black scaled anthropomorphic dragon. - His underbelly (which has an overlapping, plated quality), horns, spines and wing membrane are all a deep blue-teal colour. - His wings are immense in size, clawed at the tip, mostly bat-like but their backs are covered in a thick layer of large black feathers. (Beneath the feathers a layer of silky black flesh coats the wings, though this is usually invisible) - He has a relatively slender frame, uncommon for dragons of his nature and to other dragons would not appear overly intimidating. However Akataras has a pair of gleaming turquoise (which lean more towards blue than green) eyes that smoulder with a cold light, giving him an imposing gaze. His muscularity is still visible however, but he's hardly sculpted out of stone. More like a nimble acrobat than a body builder. - Despite his youthful build and appearance Akataras is actually over 2000 years old. - Akataras has a relatively enigmatic, distant and brooding personality, though he hides his colder nature behind dark humour and sarcastic comments. He's also bisexual and used to be quite a shameless flirt and very seductive, however certain events pushed this element of his personality out of sight. Occasionally though it can shine through and some of the brighter, more sarcastic Akataras can be seen. - He is fiercely loyal to those he cares about, even if he doesn't display his affection openly. Can be quite ruthless at times, especially if pursuing something that could be considered a greater good. If his allies are threatened or injured, mercy is rarely shown. He will however avoiding killing if possible or unprovoked. If focused on a task however, a bodycount isn't really an issue to him, if you draw your weapon against Akataras, expect to die very shortly afterwards. - He is skilled with multiple weapon-based as well as unarmed fighting styles. Preferring the use of a hand-and-a-half sword as his primary offensive weapon. - Akataras is also an accomplished mage that uses ice-based magic which manifests as a bright blue fire, similar in colouration to his eyes. This 'Frostfire' burns cold and creates white ashes and is particularly potent against the undead. He is also uniquely gifted with the ability to manipulate a form of hard light magic which he often shapes into razor-pointed beams. - Prefers dramatic clothing with blue, white, black, grey and teal being the colours he's most often seen wearing. - Despite his powers and prowess Akataras eventually scraped a little closer to the jaws of death than he ever had before (again, he ended up as an elf the last time) and is currently bound to the human Vincent Belsara. (Though he isn't technically dead... technically.)
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