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Discussion in 'Citizens & More' started by Romi, Nov 12, 2017.

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    #1 Romi, Nov 12, 2017
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    JACKAL
    Eternal - Male - Zabaniyya - Citizen - Bartender at the House of Volkov
    APPEARANCE
    Main Body Reference, art by Cloverinblue
    New Outfit Reference, art by NanoColors

    Jackal's appearance is clearly demonic in nature, with red eyes, sharp teeth, and a massive black tail. Standing seven feet tall, with tanned skin and dark blue hair that he pulls into a ponytail that falls to his lower back, Jackal is an imposing figure, heavily muscular with broad shoulders.

    His tail is eight feet long, made of hard black keratin plates with red flesh barely visible between teh plates. His tail has four sets of insectoid legs near the base, each of which ends in a sharp point. The underside of his tail is concave closer to his body, allowing it to test closer to his body.
    PERSONALITY
    Despite Jackal's appearance and his reputation as a big of a jerk, he's a surprisingly nice person once you get down on it. He's mellowed in his time on the island, gained a new perspective, and tends to roll with the punches no matter how weird things are.

    He still tends to be quick to judge on moral issues, with a very strong sense of right and wrong.

    Despite his scary appearance, Jackal is very popular with children, no doubt because he'll put up with almost anything. He's fine with children climbing all over him, and has no issues talking with them all the time. He has a good sense of boundaries, and among kids he likes he even makes an attempt to moderate his language. Oddly enough, he seems nervous around babies and toddlers.
    PASSIVE ABILITIES
    Immortal: If Jackal dies, he'll recover fully after about a week in hell and be returned to earth.

    Physical Attributes: Jackal's senses and physical capabilities are just over peak human. He's slightly faster then an Olympic athlete, and slightly stronger than a trained weightlifter.

    Tail: Jackal possesses a large eight foot long tail. The tail has thick plates of black keratin as armor, and as a result has reduced sensation compared to the rest of the body. He can't feel light touches, but if someone were to hit it he'd be able to feel that.

    Near the base of Jackal's tail are four pairs of double jointed insectoid legs, each ending in a sharp point. Those closer to the base of the tail are larger, about as thick as his forearm, while the set farthest away is only as wide as his wrist at the largest.

    Jackal's tail is well muscled, and could easily hold Jackal's entire weight if it wasn't so oddly placed. Each of the legs is about as strong as Jackal's arm, but obviously less dexterous due to a lack of hands.

    The underside of Jackal's tail close to his body is concave, providing a dent that lets his tail rest closer to his body. In aquatic or aerial combat, where legs are useless, Jackal could rest his legs in the dent, using his tail's legs to hold them there and letting him use his tail for movement in their place.

    Much like a lizard, Jackal can tighten the muscles in his tail, causing the tail itself to widen and flare out. This makes it a bit better for swimming, but it's nothing close to a mermaid's tail.

    Omnilingual: Jackal can speak any earthly language, and understands them when he hears them.

    Adaptation: Jackal's body, used to adapting from his old powers, still has the knack for it. When confronted with a physical situation that he can't manage, his body will adapt over the course of a minute to be able to handle it. If someone is breathing fire on him, he'll burn for a minute before becoming fireproof. If he struggles to lift something, after a minute he'll be able to. Five minutes after it stops being relevant, the effect fades and he returns to normal.

    Sense Soul: Jackal can see the state of someone's soul. He's able to see if it's missing, claimed, damaged, or otherwise unusual.
    ACTIVE ABILITIES
    Soul Repair: Jackal is capable of returning a soul to its body, as well as repairing damage done to a soul.

    Karya's Spear: While magical, Jackal does not currently have access to most of the abilities of the spear. The spear can be shrunk down to about an inch long, the size of a small pin. He spears it through his collar, keeping it close at hand and allowing him to carry it more easily.

    Zoom Zoom: Jackal is capable of accelerating (or decelerating) himself to truly crazy level. He can run fast enough to make a sonic boom, and doing so does no harm to him. He can also stop on a dime without issue.
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jackal was created at the dawn of time, a nameless zabaniyya whose duties made him a torturer in hell. That was his life, and he was perfectly happy with it, although lacking much of a sense of self. Over the course of years, he became more of what most people would consider a person.

    His exact reasons for arriving on Manta Carlos are unclear, and Jackal keeps them close to his chest. He will claim he's there for a visit, but refuses to say any more. He's currently unemployed and is little more than a public nuisance.
    RESOURCES
    Jackal works at the House of Volkov as a bartender, but after two separate off-world expeditions on Malara's behalf, he's got plenty of savings. He shares a small apartment with Tengu.
    EXTRA INFO
    Jackal is a zabaniyya, which might be an angel or might be a demon, depending on your particular interpretation. Either way, he was originally a resident of hell, entrusted with the task of torturing murderers.

    Jackal is primarily carnivorous, but can digest vegetables.

    Art Credits: Jackal's original design is by me, based on Cu Alter from Fate/Grand Order. His main reference image is commissioned art by Cloverinblue, with a second piece by NanoColors. Banner and ICC Images by CircleJourney.
     
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    #3 Romi, Dec 8, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
    Name: Jackal
    Apparent Age: Late Twenties
    Gender: Male
    Species: Zabaniyya
    Height: 7’
    Build: Very muscular

    Main Body Reference, art by Cloverinblue
    New Outfit Reference, art by NanoColors

    Notable Features: Tanned skin. Bright red eyes. Dark blue hair. Sharp teeth. A very large and obvious tail with eight pointed, insectoid legs. Wears a pin of a spear on his collar. Wearing a t-shirt, despite the weather.

    Physical Quirks: Omnilingual. Understands all earthly languages, and often gets confused when languages change. Frequently picks at teeth when bored.

    Power Summary: Effectively a holy-aligned demon servant of god. Physically above peak human. Massive strong tail. Omnilingual. Body will adapt to physical challenges over a minute. Can see souls and their state. Can repair souls and restore them to their bodies. Has a magic spear that can extend from pin form. Can go really, really fast and stop on a dime.

    Reputation: Best friends with Malara Tor and Thanniturge. Supposedly killed a god. Close with the Drakenhardt family. Works at the House of Volkov.

    Misc Information: Omnilingual for all earthly languages. Has a religious pendant under his clothes.

    Art Credits: Jackal's original design is by me, based on Cu Alter from Fate/Grand Order. His main reference image is commissioned art by Cloverinblue, with a second piece by NanoColors. Banner and ICC Images by CircleJourney.
     
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