This is a quicky since my parents are forcing me to sleep soon. I'll edit it some more to emphasize on anything that may seem ambiguous to you. If there's no problem, though, I probably won't. Also, I SHOULD pm you the stats, right?
Species: 75% Lungless Salamander, 25% Human
Personality: Chernobog acts like a prissy teenage girl who acts like she never gets what she wants and whines when she doesn't get to rent a limo for her to ride in to her high school prom. The only difference between the two is that Chernobog probably wouldn't be able to get a date to the prom since he doesn't have a rich enough family to rent a limo in the first place. He's a bit of a cynic, considering the environment he was raised in. Chernobog likes to act strong in front of others, but has no problem with falling in line when told to since Chernobog's animal half has a natural instinct to succumb to those with a stronger aura (ie; those higher up in the food chain).
Appearance: Most of Chernobog's human characteristics have been overtaken by his animal self, but he still retains a humanoid form. Think a black Mystique (from the X-Men); he's covered in black scales, with a smooth underbelly. His hair is akin to the spines on a porcupines back; thick and pointy on the end. He has bright golden eyes which gives him an eerie appearance. His skin is quite slick and smooth despite its rough appearance, and he has a long, thick tail which he likes to decorate with rings on the end.
Chernobog's choice of clothes is a full body wetsuit with a black long coat on top; because of the mucus his skin secrets, he's almost constantly wet and needs to wear something that won't inhibit him by becoming saggy when wet.
Aquaphobic: Ironic considering his species, Chernobog has a huge fear of water due to how much he was forced to stay submerged in it during the time he was experimented on. Though his body eventually adapted enough for more of his salamander characteristics to emerge, he was severely traumatized by his experience and has had an aversion to any body of water large enough for him to be completely emerged in.
Osmophobia: A fancy word for a fear of smells and odors. Chernobog has a hypersensitive sense of smell, which the scientists decided to test how strong it was. Because Chernobog could smell anything from any part of his body, there was no way he could block anything out. The experiments did a number on his brain, and he gets confused whenever he inhales something strong for extended amounts of time.
Fear of Getting Cut: This phrase, though slightly misleading, is actually the fear of not having a fancy name for a fear of getting cut......okay, no it isn't. It actually is just a fear of getting cut. Chernobog developed this fear when he was constantly decapitated by the scientists so that they could measure the speed of his regeneration abilities.
Tongue-Tongue: Chernobog prefers using his tongue to do most of his work, like grabbing and holding things. It's really handy.
Licky-Licky Style: Chernobog's tongue is very long, thick, and strong. When he shoots it out of his mouth, there's enough force to give someone a concussion. Its very slimy, but the tip is quite sticky. The tip of the tongue also has four finger-like extensions which make his tongue a prehensile organ. In combination with the sticky saliva on the tip of his tongue, it'd be difficult for anyone caught in his tongue to escape without cutting it off. Which is alright, considering Chernobog's next ability...
I Like Getting Cut: Since Chernobog inherited most of his characteristics from his salamander side, he's able to regenerate just as quickly as the real, purebred thing. Plus, for a few minutes, Chernobog is able to control the movement of any limbs he loses.
Camou: Chernobog can hide in swampy areas since he looks a lot like a log. At least, his backside does, so he needs to hide his front to make sure no one knows he's there. If he's not in a swamp or any rural area, he sticks out like a sore thumb.
I Can Keep Going All Night: Chernobog has a lot of stamina despite having no lungs at all; he breathes through his SKIN. Of course, this ability of his is only applicable when he's wet. If he ever becomes completely dry, he can suffocate to death.
Lubricant: Chernobog's skin secretes mucus which helps Chernobog stay moist in dry areas and would help him swim better if he ever decides to. It also has other practical uses like removing used tape from objects and for helping Chernobog squeeze into tight spaces.
Amphibian: Chernobog is an amphibian. 'Nuff said.
Gandhi Metabolism: Chernobog can remain very healthy on the bare minimum amount of food a human being needs to survive.
Brief History: The experiments Chernobog mainly had to endure mostly had to do with him getting dunked in a huge vat of water to see how long he could stay inside. At first, most of his amphibian qualities hadn't quite manifested completely yet, but by constantly getting forced to stay inside a body of water for extended periods of time, Chernobog's body developed the ability to breathe underwater. The scientists found it fascinating how, to survive, Chernobog's body had drawn out the natural abilities of his salamander DNA. Since they had previously experimented with Chernobog's regenerating abilities, they decided to continue those experiments to see how Chernobog's body would react to being forced to remain constantly decapitated. Chernobog had originally been 50% salamander and 50% human, but the experiments conducted upon Chernobog forced his salamander half to take 25% away from his human self.
Last edited by Mellow
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:14 am, edited 2 times in total.