Leonardo "Leo" de Huet (it sounds like suit)Gender:
26 years old. 5'8". Caucasian. Leo has a pretty non-special face. You could easily mistake him for every other guy out there. The only thing that really sets him apart from everybody else is his snow white hair. He keeps it fairly short but long enough to cover his ears.
Clothing wise he wears cloths that could stem out of the renaissance age. A light brown coat with many decorative marking along the collar, it closes by three large buttons that are located halfway down the coat. Underneath he wears a white poet's shirt
. Wears long loose fitting pants, with knee high brown boots over them. The boots are also decorated with symbols and the like.
With his cloths on Leo almost looks like nobility. Underneath his cloths however he has a heavily scarred body from all the transformation he had gone through, a lot of them are rather violent. And of course the trademark runes that are carved into his body, cleverly covered up by tattoos afterwards. For him his tattoos are running along his right arm.NOW WITH ADDED PICTURE!Weaponry:
Rapier and an assortment of random demonic powers.Personality:
A liar, an actor. Not a single emotion he portrays is genuine. He's emotionless, or soulless as he calls it. Sometimes he thinks this is the reason demons have such a hard time trying to take him over, there's nothing for them to manipulate.
He is in no way evil or 'bad'. But he is a master manipulator. No one has ever been able to figure him out.Background:
Son of two technicians, he was obviously named after the great Leonardo Da Vinci. He was a strange baby though, even at his birth he remained calm, to the point where the doctor thought he was dead. They first thought it was just a small phase for the baby, but he kept quiet even weeks after that. Never smiling or laughing, but neither did he cry. His parent were afraid that perhaps there was something wrong with him, but the doctors couldn't find any abnormalities. They told them to just wait it out.
Years went by, but Leo didnt change. But he was in no sense retarded or anything, he was just very quiet and introvert to the extreme. He never really talked about anything, and really only spoke whenever spoken to.
When he got to the age where he was send off to school, his parents were hoping that the interaction with the other kids would pull him out of his shell. No such luck though, he kept his normal quiet self and stayed away from the others. His teachers tried everything they could think of to get Leo to socialize with the other kids, but to no avail.
Still, Leo was just a kid and needed someone to talk to, someone who would understand him. That was when he got himself a imaginary friend. Or so he thought at the time. Her name was Persephone, and was of the same age as him. He'd talk hours on end with her, about everything. She was a good listener. And he'd listen to her about her stories of far away lands, and fantasize about going there once. These were the only times he would actually show any kind of joy. His parents were of course confused about the situation, on the one hand their son was finally opening up a little, but on the other hand he was opening up to something that wasnt there.
In hindsight he really should've known better. You see, she didnt exactly look human. Or well, her upper half did, but her lower half was covered in blackened scales and her feet had claws, instead of nails. This also included her hands and most of her upper arm. When he was a kid this somehow didnt bother him that much, nor the fact that she was always naked. He obviously never told anybody of this, not that anybody asked.
More years went by, and Leo finally hit the age where he was considered to be too old to have an imaginary friend. He also started to notice that too many people were following him around, to make sure he was doing alright. He liked his privacy, so he had no choice but to change.
So the first thing he had to do, was getting rid of Persephone. She had figured out what was happening pretty quickly, and at first tried to peacefully make Leo change his mind. But he ignored her, it was the only way he could think of on getting rid of her. And apparently it worked, because Persephone became more and more angry at him, but at the same time weaker. he would see her less and less, until she was gone one day. His first step to changing himself.
The second step was learning to mingle with the other kids. But this seemed to be harder than he had thought, he just didnt feel anything. The concept of a soul was also explained at that time, and he thought it was that that was what he was missing. He had no soul. Still, there had to be some way to make people stop watching him?
The solution came when he went to the theater with the whole class. It was some old black and white drama movie, that nobody was really interested in. But for Leo, who had never been to the theater, it opened a whole new world. These actors did exactly what he needed! From that moment on he started to learn how to fake certain emotions, how to laugh at the precise moment, what to say at the precise moment, everything that would make him look normal. It was a long road to perfection, with many many bumps along the way, but eventually he mastered it. And that was when they declared him normal, and the eyes stopped prying.
By the age of 16 he decided to enroll into the magic school of Demonology. Much to his parents disdain, they always hoped he would follow in their footsteps and become a technician himself. But he wanted to know more about souls, and why he was so different from the others.
It was easy for him to blend into the new school, he knew what to say and what not to say, to smile where to smile and where not to smile. He made sure he was never associated with the so called 'cool kids' nor the bottom ring. He kept in the gray middle, where no one would bother him.
He found out that he was exceptionally well in the possession classes. He would never ace a test though, even though he knew he could, all to keep up the appearance of staying in the middle.
In his second year they were finally introduced to the wonders of possession. They had already seen someone getting possessed quite a few times now, and now it was finally taught to them.
They warned everybody about these lessons, that the chances of going insane, or even losing control could easily happen. Leo didnt really fear anything, but faked that he did, and then he faked acting tough to cover it up. Life was so complicated.
The day it happened they were all lined up outside a large chamber, normally used for lectures and practicals. inside a ring of priests stood, ready to banish any demon out of a student in case it went wrong.
There were three students before him. he never saw them leave the chamber after they went in, though the screams from inside told him enough. When it was finally his turn, he faked being nervous about it. The tutor explained what was going to happen. First they were going to carve the runes into his skin, allowing him to communicate and control the underworld. After that he was to tame a demon, and take it's power. If he passed that, he would pass this year. If he didnt pass, he would be expelled from the school.
The carving of the runes wasnt especially painful, the priests made sure of that. He had chosen to let them run across his right arm.
Getting into the underworld wasnt that hard, they had been reading up about it for a full year now. Actually seeing the underworld was a lot harder. It was exactly like our world, only blasted to hell... Sorry. A nasty storm seemed to be constantly blowing through the various cracks in the buildings, eroding the stone walls even further. Dark figures soared the sky, visible through the cracked roof.
That was when he spotted her, Persephone. She was casually sitting there, on one of the students desks. She had grown to a full woman now. She smiled at him as if nothing had happened, as if they were just two friend meeting again. "I always knew I'd see you here one day."
he had forgotten how honey sweet her voice had sounded back in the days, it was even worse now. For the first time in his life he was actually stunned, he had never really thought much about what Persephone actually was. How could a kid possibly have a link like that to the underworld?
He was at a loss of words as Persephone slowly, and gracefully, got up and approached him. She placed her finger on his lips "Ssh ssh shh, you dont have to speak. I know why you had to do it."
she had circled around him and wrapped her arms around his waist. "You had to do it because people were watching you."
she lay her head between his shoulder blades. "But now... Now we can be together again, forever."
it was the way she said forever, a twisted vile sound, that snapped Leo back to life. He struggled out of her embrace and stepped away from her "What did you do with the other students that came here?"
he said coldly, a flinch of hatred could be seen on Persephone' face. "Those I considered unworthy, so I disposed of them."
she let out a malicious chuckle. "Much unlike you."
she came walking towards Leo again, caressing her body, but he backed off "I know of this test Leo, you are here to tame a demon and take it's power. And I'm willing to help you. Tame me Leo, tame me."
she said in her most seductive voice as another malicious chuckle followed, but Leo remained calm as ever. He was the real master here. And for some reason Persephone seemed to have picked this up, because her laugh quickly died away.
He felt the runes on his arm burn with energy as he willed the demon in front of him in submission. "I control you now, Persephone."
He saw that Persephone was struggling, until finally she buckled and let her head hang. "Have it your way, dearest Leo. You may take my power, for now. But know that I will be watching over you."
And just like that he was back in the chamber, where apparently only a few seconds had passed. A most terrible pain was rippling through him, as the left side of his body was slowly transforming. Blackened scales grew out of his hands and legs, and he was also pretty sure he was growing a single breast. By the time the pain had left him, he found himself on hands and knees breathing heavily. His vision was strange, he saw the outlines of his own hands light up with a blue aura. And as he looked up, he also saw that same aura around the priests and the tutor. The man applauded and moved in closer. "Congratulations, you have successfully been possessed by a demon, and kept control." he held a mirror in front of him, showing him that exactly half his body, his left side to be precise, had turned into that of Persephone. Including black hair and a single breast. Leo looked at himself in the mirror unable to speak. But the pain quickly returned, as his body started to return to normal again. It was a horrifying experience. He was exhausted and collapsed on the floor by the time it was done. The tutor and priests stood around him, but he was also certain a new person was in the room now. An old friend."We'll be together. Forever."Additional Training:
Taken up fencing in his spare time, which makes him a swordsman to be reckoned with.