Who said we suffer insanity? We enjoy every minute of it.
- The One
- Jun 29, 2009
- Chad Wulf, Leonard Kersey-Baret, Zuberi Abyad
|Las Vegas Cowboy|
|“A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse...”|
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Leo out of the shower - Luke Guldan
Human form by Rizal82
Human form by Zhu1609, colored by Fenrir
Human form by Zhu1609, colored by SafiMoyo
Leo by Fenrir[/dv]
|"Will you judge this book by its cover?"|
[/tab][tab=Face]His hair is ashen blond, straight, typically cut rather short and either spiked up or in a [faux mohawk; his eyes are also true to his ethnicity, being a light blue-green hue and almond shaped.
|Height||190.5 cm / 6'3''|
|Weight||98 Kg / 216 lbs|
|Hair Color||Ashen Blond|
|Build||Muscular||Leo is a tall, muscular male teenager, looking just like a rather well build college football player. With a clear Caucasian ethnicity, as well as a rather relaxed air, one would have a hard time guessing Leo is an evotelluric without seeing him display his ability. True to his ethnicity his skin burns easily under the sun, he could be considered hairy, although barely noticeable to sight due to the fair color of his body hair.|
His facial features are considerably soft, yet definitely masculine, giving him a youthful appearance, with a general face shape slightly rectangular, typically cleanly shaved.[/tab][tab=Markings]There's a large scar crossing Leo's chest from his left shoulder to his right side, a mark left by a fight with Gina. Typically Leo has a henna tattoo on his back, more often than not of lions or tigers.[/tab][tab=Style]Leo can be often found wearing his Evo-lenses, sometimes a straw cowboy hat, specially when planning to spend the day outdoors given how his skin burns easily. He also usually wears a leather vest unless it's really cold, in which case he wears a leather bomber jacket, both with a button up shirt, or sleeveless shirts under them.
He also wears leather chaps and jeans specially when going for a ride on horseback or motorcycle. When allowed to carry openly, he wears a gun belt and holster, or a belt and concealed holster when required to carry concealed.
His ATRF boots sometimes are equiped with steel spurs to horseback ride. He also wears shooting gloves, specially when training or hunting, or expecting to fight.
Given he can't take it off, he always wears his amulet hanged by a silver chain, and sometimes a leather collar with cartridges[/tab][/tabs]
|"Within a healthy body resides a healthy mind"|
Leo's personality can be resumed by the way his room is set:
|✓Control over his powers|
|☠Losing his family|
☠Hurting or killing
The posters of sports, animals, series and singers speak of his diverse likes.
The wall dedicated to his firearms collection, shared by a bookshelf and trophy shelf speaks of his pride in his skills, his enthusiasm for shooting sports, and his desire to appear as a confident, strong, and somewhat intimidating person. The shelf within his walk in closet holding a collection of stuffed animals compliments this by adding that although having that rough, proud exterior, he has a soft inside.
The pictures of his family on his desk and bedside table show how he wants to keep them close, and finds rest by their side, now joined with a picture of Calvin, and pictures of his friends. In general, Leo is very optimistic, trusting things will go just right and that with some work everything is possible.[/tab][tab=Philosophy]"Get back on yer horse, don't back down, don't give up, and do the best you can with the hand you're dealt."
Perseverance and hard work are the keys to a happy life, so thinks Leo, unafraid of getting his hands (and everything else) dirty to see things done right. He's outgoing and will most likely initiate a conversation just for the sake of knowing more people.
He's overwhelmingly optimistic, thinking things will go well naturally, and thinking the best of those around himself. He trust others easily, but once his trust is lost, recovering it might be close to impossible.
He is a fierce protector of his loved ones, specially of Jacey and Calvin, so while threatening him won't have a big effect on the way he fights (or doesn't fight back rather) threatening someone he cares for will make him fight, and do whatever he has to do to ensure the safety of his loved ones.[/tab][tab=Insecurities]His biggest fear is to lose his loved ones, his family taking a very important place in his life. Leo fears to drown, given that from all the sports he has never been too good of a swimmer, this fear however has been reduced by his tiger form, which loves water and swimming in a river.
He is afraid of causing unnecessary pain, thus while hunting striving for clean kills, and when fighting striving for swift KOs or tiring his opponent with the least possible harm.[/tab][tab=Intellect]Life sciences, a bit of history, laws, physics and literature, Leo can be seen reading in his free times almost as often as he can be found shooting or playing football. He's not your conventional jock or farmhand, he's smart, and just as he cares for his looks, he cares for his mind.
He does love crafts, be it leatherwork, woodwork, metalworking, gunsmithing... If he can get a hold of the right tools, he'll give it a try. On the other hand, Leo doesn't likes maths at all, and can go as far as paying for someone else to do his homework, or at least part of it.
Given his friendship with Bohdan and the helicopter ride he got, Leo discovered another thing he likes... Flying. Learning to fly some machine, or to fly by himself has become an interest and goal for him.[/tab][/tabs]
|[sbar=100%,200px,0px]Like many stories in Las Vegas, this one begins with something a bit unexpected... Serena Page and Lancelot Baret, two students at their prom... Who'd imagine she'd end pregnant? Well, certainly neither did, just as certainly neither expected them to be twins.|
Serena didn't want the responsibility of the kids, but Lance, Lance sure wanted the babies, they were after all his responsibility, and with full custody gained without even needing to ask for it, the nineteen years old young father began his struggle to raise both Jacey and Leonard, his two babies, and heaven's biggest blessing... After all, Serena didn't know Lance was gay, a gay that with enough alcohol had a straight side.
Born and grown up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Leonard was a rather happy child even if his biological mother was never anywhere to be seen. His father was more than enough for him, a honest man, a construction worker by day and a piano professor to add some cash to their income.
When he was four, his dad jumped out of the closet... Of course this was something that Leo didn't fully comprehend, to him the whole lot about relationships was still a mystery, he didn't even go through the point of girls having cooties so yeah, he was unaware of the meaning of this.
His grandparents didn't look terribly happy with this though, but soon enough came to accept the fact, given how they already had grandchildren, and two not just one. Close to this time Lance began to date Michael Kersey, or Uncle Shiny as the twins would call him because of his habit of shaving off all his hair.
What Leo saw was that his dad was happy, a very happy person, and so was Michael, so when they told the twins that Michael would be their father too, Leo was very happy... Not only because Lance was so happy, or because he'd have another dad, no... Leo and Michael got along terrifyingly well.
Difference and diversity, change and challenges were constants in Leo's life, he was taught to understand differences and diversity as something good, to embrace change and adapt, and to take challenges with a cold head and a fierce determination to overcome them.
Add to this the education, Foothills Montessori Private School was a place Leo would never forget, it allowed him to explore, to discover what he liked and what he didn't, with what he was good and what he wasn't, and of course gave him challenges to overcome day by day. Of course the school was expensive, even Leo noticed that, but well, Papa Mike was a rather successful lawyer and of course this meant more money to the house.
Leo wasn't of course always shining in the school... Without a challenge in front of him, he had a hard time finding the will to do homework, and work in general... Of course he never dropped his grades in P.E... It was hard to believe such a young kid had so much vitality and endurance, and persistence... If he couldn't do it at first, it was just a matter of time before Leo surprised his professors by trying it over and over again, and eventually succeeding.
To Leo, the biggest pleasure wasn't in grades, it was in the recognition he'd get from others whenever he overcame a challenge... Grades were his sister's territory, and he knew that as long as he did decently well, she too would be happy.
Mike and his family also had a ranch, a property inherited near Moapa Town and a place where they'd often go for summer vacations, a place Leo absolutely loved for the calm and yet the freedom the two kids had. It was here where Leo learned a lot of his skills, and where he got an initial interest in both rodeos and firearms, which Mike's family owned.
It wasn't until a certainly drastic day when the twins were eleven years old, with Jacey dragging Leo from store to store on her weekly shopping sprees at the outdoor mall, with Leo carrying bags and Jacey adding more for him to carry... When they were heading back to the car where their parents were waiting, a man stepped out of an alley, picked Jacey up, and sprinted in the other direction. Leo... He dropped the bags due to the sudden event, however he was helpless, shouting for help while frozen by fear.
Hadn't that cop been there, Jacey would have been gone... Several years later Leo would get to know she was going to be sold as a slave... Nonetheless in the moment it didn't just horrify him, it made him determined that this would never, ever happen again. He didn't want to be only observing how Jacey was taken away from him, unable to do anything, so he begged, and begged as much as he could, compromising everything he could imagine, until his fathers agreed to let him learn how to use firearms for personal defense... After all, he was already familiar with shooting airguns for fun, and hunting every now and then along his uncle, this however was different, he wanted and took the compromise of learning how to defend himself and his sister with a gun.
While Jacey's hobbies were diverse and focused mostly on the arts, Leo was more focused on the sports, much more focused on the sports, and sometimes in sciences, biology being his preferred subject among the sciences, though he never shone academically, being more of an average student.
The Evo's Dawn was something that seemed a huge lie, it was something Leo just couldn't believe, specially because Las Vegas seemed rather... untouched by the sudden waves of violence. Of course with the shows the city had, it was hard to spot an Evo or actual Magi, and hotels and Casinos were quick to cover and take for them the gifted of the city that could bring them more money.
It seemed however neither Leo nor Jacey were among the special kids, and their lives just continued... This is until a day, while eating, Jacey displayed a power... She felt pain from lies. This fact made the already protective and caring Leo be even more caring and more protective of his sister, he didn't care if she was different, neither the police, nor the soldiers, nor those bigots hunting down the different kids would touch Jacey, not without going through Leo.
Leo of course didn't imagine he'd too be an Evo, this however came to light on a football game, his job was to block for the halfback and the quarterback, him being a fullback, what with him being heavier than his sister, who was playing as a halfback. He noticed his ability when things suddenly began to seem slower, not so much as to say the world was incredibly slow, but enough for him to notice it... Needless to say with his newfound speed they had an awesome season that year.
During his time in the football team, Leo met a guy by the name of James... Darn if both didn't argue often, Leo was a natural leader and with his ability had gained the star of the team position... And James being as heavy and strong as he was, had gained a position very similar to Leo's.
Needless to say, the tension eventually ended with both fighting, a fight in the locker room that required team and professors to break up. It was however with this fight that James and Leo got to respect and understand the other much better, James never having encountered someone that wouldn't back away when faced with what was clearly a lost fight, and Leo having never met someone that could actually fight so darn well.
Their lives continued rather normal, neither of their abilities was strong enough to be really notorious, but this doesn't means things didn't get bad for others. Walking back from training, Leo got to see a band of anti-evos assaulting and killing the brother of a friend... This event wasn't just shocking on the surface, the use of a flash-bang grenade by the assassins left Leo's hearing damaged, and him coming to accept it as a punishment for not having fought to defend the kid and instead having run away.
Jacey also discovered another ability... Her gaze could get people to do things, and with that... Well, with that they began slipping in and out of casinos, while Leo, using his hyper-dexterity, would cheat every now and then to win some money from the cards.
They did get away with these small crimes, until their ages was discovered, and they got locked waiting to get bailed out... While Leo was much more prudent and careful from there on, Jacey... Continued loving adventure even more than her brother, and that was to say plenty given the boy wouldn't be afraid of mounting a bronco or a bull.
While Jacey had a first stable relationship, Leo remained single... For quite a long while. Leo and Evan... Well, Leo never got along with Jacey's boyfriend, but the cowboy respected the guy, though being the protective brother he was, he was... Jealous that suddenly the attention that had always been for him was now poured on another guy.
Of course when Evan broke Jacey's heart, Leo wanted to break the guy's nose, and perhaps more, and he'd probably had done it hadn't Jacey fallen asleep on his chest while he petted her head and swore to her everything would be fine... Needless to say, Evan was smart enough to not cross Leo's path, or James' path for that matter, or in general, the football's team path, messing with Leo's sister was messing with one of the most liked girls in the school.
As they turned sixteen, Leo and Jacey were given their first cars, a jeep wrangler, with Jacey's being a bright yellow, and Leo's a deep rich green... Needless to say, both found a new hobby racing their jeeps out in the desert. this of course got them in troubles with both the cops and their parents. The several speeding tickets and unlawful racing was in the end what decided that both Jacey and Leo needed to face a stronger discipline, plus, Japan was a safer place now, so both were sent there.[/sbar]
Edited by Fenrir
, Mar 19 2013, 12:28 PM.
It soothes my inner kitty!
- Nov 6, 2009
- Gina Ulrica, Jack Hall, Justin Riley Williams, Hera
Focuses on increasing speed and dexterity.
- Hear My Roar
Focuses on improving his tiger form
|[tabs][tab=Mirror Mind][sbar=100%,auto,0]Twins, possessing powers or not, have always seemed to have a special bond. Jacey and Leo shared something similar even before Evo’s Dawn – able to tell if the other was in trouble. Evo’s Dawn merely strengthened the already present presence. The two can tell if the other is in pain and the general direction they’re in while under 1 mile. The knowledge of pain isn’t the experience of it. If Jacey is in pain Leo will be aware of it but he won’t actually feel it himself. Distance plays into this link. The farther away the fainter the feeling. All comprehension would cease if they were farther than 25 miles apart, approximately the distance from one side of New York to the other. Even passing the 15-mile mark makes a distinct difference, the knowledge becoming more of a vague sensation than true knowing.[/sbar][/tab][tab=Hyperdexterity][dv=width:100%; max-height:200px; overflow:auto;]|
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The events with Scorpio and it's dimension caused Leo's amulet to change, becoming from a brass pendant with a liger's head roaring, with a pair of wings behind it, to a silver pendant with the head of a tiger, held by a silver chain.
The amulet holds an interesting set of enchantments that make it indestructible for all means and also impossible to remove once worn by its new owner, when the wearer desires so, the amulet transforms the wearer's body into that of a tiger.
Another interesting effect of the pendant is that his forms can talk as if human, with his child voice while in the kitten form, and his actual voice when in the adult form.
Transforming into either form or back takes an astonishingly short amount of time, true to Leo's tendency for speed, requiring him at most 1 second in calm, and under stress up to 3. Leo can keep the form for 12 hours and requires 10 seconds before transforming again after he returns to human form.
The spell also imposes certain conditions on Leo, being unable to start an unprovoked attack on someone that pleads for mercy or has no way to defend itself against him; if he is in a fight, he is forced to side with whoever is at disadvantage or plain stop fighting completely. Darkness and spiritual based attacks hurts Leo twice as much as they would on an average being.
Progressing more with the merging process started by Silver's Realm energy, Leo's tiger forms have began to turn hyper-dexterous, in essence gaining all the benefits and downsides from Leo's evotelluric ability.
Awakened Regulus[/tab][tab=Regulus Mind][sbar=100%,200px,0]The spirit that inhabits the Amulet of Wilderness grants protection to Leo from mental attacks that require a foreign mind interacting with Leo's mind. This is uncontrolled by Leo, since the spirit has free will, and thus any mind is subjected to this block, however those that constantly try and that share a strong bond with Leo have the chance of getting through after several times.
It's important to underline that this protects the abstract entity called mind, thus messing with Leo's memories, feelings, and even reasoning and other such by messing with the electrochemistry of the brain rather than interacting mind to mind has no problem with Regulus.
Those that don't go through encounter Regulus, a lion covered in flames, blocking the way in a literal firewall. Those that insist in staying or going through find themselves getting the sensation of burning, and if they lack a body (ghost and such beings) they actually suffer second degree burns.
On the other hand, when the defense is successful Leo suffers a rather intense fever, knocking him unconscious for whatever the mental attack lasts plus 5 minutes, requiring additionally attention to control the fever.
Going through is still possible for those that have the determination and can remain focused even with the sensation of the burns, or those whose proficiency is superior to the proficiency of this power, additionally fast attacks have smaller odds of encountering Regulus, with attacks performed under 5 seconds being impossible to be stopped.[/sbar][/tab][/tabs]