1. Guys...this character....HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRAGONS! (gasp!)
2. I am aware he is quite strong, let me know if he needs adjusting.
3. He was fun to make ^.^
Name: Drake Abelson
Quote: (After Calamity) "Tear it all away and leave nothing. Pierce their ideals and let darkness reign!"
Background: Drake was the average first year college student; adjusting to life away from home, optimistic about his future, and generally enjoying life. He had a rather large family, consisting of two younger brothers, a younger and older sister, and a myriad of cousins, uncles, and aunts. He loved all of his family members deeply, and never failed to have a fantastic time in any of their presence. It was during one of these wonderful times, at a family reunion, that the calamity struck. Drake watched in horror as each and every one of his beloved family died, their screams driving into his ears. His younger sister, only eight years old, clung to him as she died. He could do nothing but scream and scream as death surrounded him. Then sweet darkness surrounded him and he fell unconscious.
Personality: Before the calamity, Drake was an easy-going, fun loving, energetic young man. He enjoyed the company of his friends and family, and endeavoured to have fun as much as possible. This attitude sometimes clashed with the necessity of work, but Drake always found a way somehow and ended up doing pretty good with his education up until the calamity. When he awoke from the Voice's message, Drake's mind was shattered. For a brief period of time he was utterly insane, screaming his sorrow and hatred of the calamity to the uncaring vortex in the sky. But something began to slowly draw the pieces of his psyche back together. The purpose that the Voice had instilled in him reached out and pulled Drake's mind back into something sane, or relatively so. Now Drake somewhat resembles his former self. At first appearance the young man displays the traits that he held before the calamity. But, in resemblance to his powers, something sinister lurks beneath the surface. His agenda is fairly simple; kill or break anyone who tries to defy his reality. While his power is great, he is not above using subversion and deceit to get his way rather than brute force. he is perfectly capable of acting benign and compassionate, even if it is all just a facade to meet his ends.
Vision: Drake's psyche was ripped apart and reformed by his rage, hate, and sorrow at the calamity that killed everyone he loved. He is convinced of the fact that a person's soul cannot be recreated by the reality renewing cycle that the universe is undergoing, and is thusly certain that his family can never be recovered. This has fostered a hatred of the very reality he lives in. His vision is to destroy reality, make the very fabric of space and time pay for ruining his happiness. Obviously this vision is insane, and this new reality would probably look more like a world consumed by darkness, where every living thing suffers in the unending shade. In a way, killing everyone else who seeks to reform reality would meet his goal.
Power: Piercing Darkness - When Drake came to after the calamity, as mentioned he briefly went mad. In his madness and despair, Drake's powers manifested. He ripped the interior of his body to shreds, unable to bear the sorrow he was experiencing. When he was finished, nothing but his heart and brain remained, and in place of all else was darkness. On the surface it seemed that nothing had changed, Drake looked the same. But underneath the facade of skin lurks his true self. Somehow this darkness sustains him the same as his human organs and blood once did. In terms of capabilities, this darkness functions as follows. From any part of his body, Drake can protrude this darkness. The forms these protrusions can take can be stiff or prehensile (like spears or whip-like tentacles). The darkness can be sharp or blunt and functions similarly to crystal in physical properties when rigid, or like flesh when prehensile (it will shatter when stiff or tear when flexible). The protrusions are incredible strong, able to support at least one ton of pressure, if not more. This translates into strength of strike, and only the most durable of materials will be able to resist being pierced by this solid darkness. The protrusions can be fired as missiles, effective up to about eighty meters. The projectiles dissipate shortly after impact, but are deadly. Protrusions that remain attached to Drake can extend up to a thirty meter radius, but no further. Protrusions can also have their own protrusions, but these also cannot extend beyond the thirty meter radius. Because of this, Drake can create "appendages" such as claws or wings (though he cannot fly) or spider like "legs" of shadow to scale walls or travel faster. This is an offensive oriented power, and while it can be used for defence, there is no specific defensive orientation (no walls or shields of shadow). Now for drawbacks. Obviously this power is self mutilating. Here is how that functions; any wounds created by the inner darkness heal incredibly fast, and Drake feels little pain in regards to them. However, wounds created by an outside source function almost as if Drake were still completely human. The differences being he bleeds shadows, and his wounds heal at an accelerated rate. These wounds still pain and cripple him (although say he were injured in the leg, he could use a shadow protrusion to walk.), but he cannot be killed by conventional means. He will not die of "blood" loss, nor will having al his limbs (sans his head) removed prevent him from functioning (or growing them back over time). The only way to kill him physically is through a puncture to his brain or heart. Either one of those will end his existence nigh immediately. Due to the unstable nature of his psyche, Drake is especially vulnerable to psyonic attacks, or attacks that affect his mental state. He is powerful, but not unbeatable. As a side note, the shadows can also manifest as clothing of whatever nature he desires.
Relation: Jace Phelps and Drake Abelson's respective families were long time friends. The two boys met at a young age, and were fast friends, despite the age gap between them. The Abelsons and the Phelps would often get together for parties and such, and there was never a lack of enjoyment for both. For Drake, Jace was almost like the older brother that he never had, and he valued their friendship greatly. The young man admired how relaxed Jace could be, while still being able to work efficiently. The two never fought over anything, not once, although this was mostly due to Jace's go with the flow nature. However as time went on, Drake would see less and less of Jace. The loner persona that defined Jace was beginning to shine through, and it saddened Drake when the Phelps family would swing by and with regretful looks inform him that Jace wasn't around. Drake never held it against Jace, and always met him with a grin when he did show up. At the time of the calamity, Drake had not seen Jace for about two years. After the calamity, Drake is unaware that Jace has survived. It is unknown how Drake's broken psyche will handle seeing his old friend. Will Jace be the bulwark that the remnants on Drake's mind clings to, or will his appearance only further Drake's madness?
Appearance: Drake is about five foot ten with short, dark hair that is fairly messy. He is actually quite handsome, this helping give him a trustworthy appearance. His smile is warm and friendly, despite the sinister ideals that lie beneath it. His power usually clothes him in a plain black t-shirt, jeans, and black sneakers. His eyes were once blue but became a curious violet colour after the acquisition of his powers.
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Avatar and Sig by Zelosse. (He is cool like that)