Styx, what do you think about Mafia stereotypes? :3Character SheetName
: Louis 'Lou' Fernandez, also known as Viper ShadeAge
: Male Appearance
"...I think I didn't just hear you go around sayin' somethin' funny about my suit here because if I were you, I would've known better to shut the fuck up
Lou has brownish hair and ink black eyes, creepy upon closer observation, all set upon a handsome strong face. Lou stands at exactly 6ft with an average build. He is always seen in a black and white pinstripe suit along with a red tie and a pair of black pants to match. He also has on a pair of black leather gloves and wears a pair of black steel-toed boots. A black fedora with a red stripe sits on his head. Most of the time, you'll either see Lou smoking a cigarette or checking the time on his silver plated pocket-watch.Personality
"Ohhh, so everyone's all hoity-toity now eh? One word, people. Bull. Shit. Well, whaddaya know, that was two words
Arrogant, self-righteous, hypocritical and reckless to boot. Lou is your typical Grade A bastard. When it comes to socializing, the man tends to swear here and there like it was natural. His sarcastic comments tend to set the patience of others onto the edge and his habit of ignoring orders makes a final tip for the perfect avalanche.
Some may think that deep down inside the man lies a caring and understanding person but it is quite the opposite. Sure, he can listen to your problems without snapping and sure, he'll hand you a bandage for a boo-boo but to think that he'll do everything according to your plans is downright crazy.
Lou also seems to have this tendency of shooting off his Thompson submachinegun at anything he considers a target, ranging from beer bottles to that pesky little fly buzzing annoyingly around your face.Powers
"Ya wanna know what it's like in a black hole? C'mon, say yes. I fuckin' dare ya, go ahead already
Despite how it looks like, Lou does not manipulate the shadows. He is shadow itself, darkness incarnate. Lou is able to create, use and destroy as much darkness as he wishes to do so. The powers within him are almost unimaginable. He is able to create darkness, resembling a black liquid which quickly spreads wherever he touches. Manipulate it and any other sort of darkness such as shadows and shades as he pleases. Destroy them as if they were nothing.
There are many ways Lou uses his powers as there are almost no limitations as to what he can do. Ranging from creating weapons, teleporting through shadows, storing weapons in his shadow and even turning him himself into darkness itself.Background and Motivations
: Lou was born, raised and recruited by a small group of Mafia members, his 'family' so to speak. Throughout the years of growing up, he got better at what he did everyday as he constantly robbed more banks and punched more people in the face. One day however, he got shot in a robbery. He had managed to run away with his partners but was slowly fading away from life as they drove away at high speeds.
When they finally lost the cops, Lou was already having trouble seeing things and his breathing had turned into short rasps. Before he died, he raised his hands as if trying to grab onto the world and stop himself from slipping. A large cape of blackness soon surrounded him but it was unlike the type of death that Lu had seen on TV shows with a path of light shining or something. Walking around the darkness, a eerie voice suddenly called out, it said, "He who looks in darkness long enough finds a glimmer of light". Lou's breathing suddenly stopped and he wrestled with himself as his oxygen intake was ceased. Just as he was about to slip away from life all over again, he gave up and lied down on the floor, slowly dying due to lack of oxygen.
Suddenly, the darkness around him seemed to swirled into his body like a vortex and he was back in the real world again, alive. But no one around him could rejoice for his revival. All around him, his partners laid on the ground, innards spilling out and blood covering their mutilated faces. Taking the car, Lou ran away, afraid of knowing what really happened to his partners. What if this happened to his parents and friends too? He couldn't bare the thought and kept on driving and driving and driving.Equipment
:Modified Thompson M1928A1
"And I was like bustin' in and went all ratatatatatata at them bastards! Ha!
Also known as the 'Tommy Gun", it is Lou's most favoured and also signature weapon. The gun has been replaced with newer parts made of metals which are much lighter, durable and effective for combat. Most of the time, Lou uses a 50-round drum magazine for it but will probably switch to the more commonly used 25-round magazines for less recoil and smaller spaces. A detachable pistol grip is at the front and a small switch near the pistol grip is used to turn on a small laser which comes out of a small device installed inside the gun.Homemade Double-barreled Lupara
"Bam! Haha! Look at those bastards runnin' away!
Ah, the Lupara. All Cosa Nostra historical fans would know about this great weapon. Lou's Lupara was given to him on his first real deal robbery at a bank. The Lupara is used by Lou for closer quarters and to take down large numbers more quickly in one shot. Nothing much stands out about the gun other than the fact that it's grip has been changed to a material of silver and has beautiful carvings on it, probably something related to the Sicilian Mafia.Winchester Model 1873 Rifle
"Sometimes I think the best remedy for an asshole is a pop to the head...and maybe a few more afterward. He he.
Of all the weapons that Lou uses, this lever-action rapid-fire Winchester Rifle is probably his most modern and long-ranged. An open reflex sight is seen on top and it can also be detached to be changed with an optical zooming scope. A compartment below allows Lout to either put in a bayonet or a laser.Lucky Hit
"And it's going, it's going and it's fucking gone! Haha!
Lucky Hit is Lou's only real melee weapon, a aluminum baseball bat. Having been made of metal, the sports equipment provides good hitting and bashing for the heads of enemies. Wahoo. Shadow Weapons
Shadow Weapons are self-explanatory. Their weapons ranging from blades and claws to large spears and cleavers, all created by solidifying darkness. And who knew that darkness had such a hard hit to it?Extra Stuff
Occasionally, Lou dishes out one of his 'special' signature attacks ,with a follow-up quote, which when taken into consideration, can hurt a lot
.Darker Than Black
"Purge the fuckin' light and let loose the darkness!
Lou produces darkness at a frightening rate and shapes them into tentacles, which then throw themselves at the enemy, capturing them in total darkness.Black Barrage
Lou uses darkness to form a large ball of darkness which later gets struck with immense strength by Lucky Hit. Causing it to fly towards it's target. The darkness disperses at the last second, turning into a bunch of arrows.Farewell from Cosa Nostra
"Farewell from Cosa Nostra, you fuckers
Lou throws his hat over his target, turning it into a large coat of darkness in midair and wrapping itself around the target. After the enemy is rendered immobile, Lou fires off a whole drum of bullets into the enemy.Path of the Sicilian
"Time to walk the fuckin' path of a Sicillian, you bastard
A combo attack intended to take out several enemies in a line. Lou empowers Lucky Hit with a large amount of darkness then strikes it at the ground, releasing a small shockwave which sends enemies flying high into the air. After that, he proceeds to unload the Lupara as fast as he can, then proceeding with a whole magazine from his Thompson Submachinegun.