Finished CS, though too tired to go through and proofread. Name:
Kha has short, black hair that extends upward about three to four inches from his head. Although they aren’t perfectly rigid or gelled up in anyway, his style of cut is often noted to be “spiky.” The hair one the sides of his head are faded, where the length of the hair graduals shortens as one moves down towards the neck, until the area is nothing more than an extremely close shave. His eyes are an unusually light-brown, and while they’re in direct light they looks almost yellow. Although one wouldn’t describe his facial characteristics to be ugly, he’s not exactly the most attractive guy either. He’s your average kind of guy whose personality is more of his appearance than his actual appearance (if that makes sense).
In terms of clothing, he’s always wearing his uniform, almost without exception. If he’s not, it’s because he’s in his sleeping clothes and getting ready for bed. In his life before being an exorcist, he used to own nothing more than old rags for clothes. His uniform and his pajamas are all that he knows in terms of dressing “normally,” so he doesn’t own any casual sets of clothes. Personality:
Kha is a bit odd at times. When others converse him, one gets the sense that there has to be something wrong with him. Of course, to those who know of his history, they fully understand it’s because he’s not used to interacting with people. Although he’s not new to the Order at all and thus has been around people for years, experiencing nearly a lifetime of solitude is not something you can easily condition away. Sometimes, he doesn’t immediately acknowledge those who are speaking to him. Sometimes he’ll acknowledge another with his eyes, but won’t actually speak until a long, awkward silence ensues. Other times, he’ll verbalize his inner thoughts or observations on a matter, or person, at hand, when it would’ve been best to keep such things to himself. He also violates social norms with great regularity, only to later mutter, “Ah… right, it’s uncomfortable for people when you are too close.”
Fortunately, when he’s actually conversing with someone, he can usually keep the conversation going along and completely normal. This is something that can probably be attributed to his extended stay with the Order. In fact, aside from the odd behavioral quirks mentioned above, he’s a relatively normal person. He has a completely normal set of likes and dislikes, has a sarcastic sense of humor, hates having too much hard work, treasures his friends, and enjoys speaking with his facial expressions and actions rather than words. He’s also a bit of a pessimist, and given the situation, can be unduly paranoid too.Quirks/Talents:
Kha tends to improperly elongate certain words (“I seeeeeeeeeeeeeee”), mispronounce many (“Where’s the spatch-OOOHH-la?”), use certain popular phrases completely wrong (“To the victor, we spoil”), and utter long “Uuuuuuhhhhhhsss….” to collect his thoughts.Innocence Type:
“The Maw of Lạc Long Quân,” often shortened to just “the Maw” – Kha’s ‘weapon’ actually comes in the form of a simple armored mouth-piece, not unlike one might expect ninjas or samurais to wear. Traditionally, it is a simple black iron that clamps around the bottom of his mouth from the back of his head, which has decorative dragon teeth on its surface. When Kha utters “…the Maw hungers…”, the armor piece suddenly shifts into something grotesque and horrible. It seemingly replaces his own jaw, and becomes a mouth filled with razor sharp, needle-like teeth, that can open far wider than is physically possible by a human. Due to his experience, the Maw has a well defined set of abilities.
1) It can consume nearly anything. It can’t bite
through anything, but if it can fit in the mouth, then the Maw can usually swallow it (where the it apparently doesn’t ever enter the exorcist’s body). Generally, Kha will use it to “consume” either air, fire, water, or earth (the classical elements). This leads to the next ability.
2) It can violently expel anything it has consumed. In fact, it must at some point or another, and can’t simply store whatever it has taken in indefinitely. Generally, whatever is expelled comes out with a great deal of force. In the case of air, for instance, it is blown out like an extreme gust of wind or greater. Kha most commonly just breathes out fire, however, since the Maw seems to be able to store fire with greater ease than any of the other elements. This is likely where the name stems from, as Lạc Long Quân is the patron deity of the Vietnamese people, and a legendary dragon.
3) The most popular and downright savage ability of the Maw, is its ability to consume Akuma. Unlike other objects which need to be expelled, the Innocence can consume Akuma for good
. The sight of Kha consuming one of these creatures is said to be a rather disturbing thing to behold. The piece seems to take in the evil matter of its natural enemies and purify it from within itself. From there, it seems to either become energy for Kha. He can then either use it to strengthen himself, either in his other Innocence abilities or his own physical capabilities, or expel it as pure holy energy.
4) The Maw reacts to the presence of Akuma. It can NOT detect who specifically, but the mouth begins to the forum when they are near. Background:
Much like a Parasite user, Kha was found with his Innocence. At some point his childhood he had apparently found the Maw and it miraculously synchronized with him on the spot. Unfortunately, due to its grotesque appearance when it activated, he was shunned and exiled from his town. His parents were barely able to keep the townspeople from killing him, as they believed he had become possessed by an evil spirit. At that point, it didn’t even matter if he discarded the Maw. Lost and confused, Kha had no choice but to wander from place to place, and survive off what little he had and he could find. Eventually, his clothes began to wear down to rags, and his appearance started to become more and more beastly. Not only that, but his Innocence started to react on its own, drawing the unwanted attention of disguised Akuma who attacked him on the spot. Soon, legends grew around him as his “death toll” rose.
The superstitious believed he was some sort of zombie, brought back to life by evil spirits to consume the living. The more sensible believed he was some sort of cannibal serial killer. Neither story did him very good, and it made him grow more and more divorced from humanity as he was forced to isolate himself. Then, one day on an apparent assignment, a General came to the town he had chosen to stay in for the week. At first, Kha was almost killed upon their chance meeting, as he looked far from a sane human and more like a demon. However, the exorcist was able to see, and realize, what he truly was. From there, this General rescued him from his cursed existence, and trained him to be one of the Black Order. To this day, he still sees that person as a surrogate parent and personal hero, and will often refer to them as such in a slip of the tongue.
Unfortunately, he also picked up a bit of a psychological defect from his childhood as well. This wasn’t mentioned above in the quirks, since it wouldn’t make as much sense unless explained at the end. When his Innocence is activated, Kha has a severe psychological response, and starts believing that he must consume an Akuma as soon as possible. He literally remarks “the Maw hungers… I
hunger,” when he begins a fight, and his personality has been known to change completely the longer he doesn’t “satiate” himself.