( Sorry for the repost on these, guys. dA screws with your thumbnail if you edit a text deviation after it's posted, it seems, so I'm redoing my Zelda OC profiles with a nice display image. Unfortunately, this also means posting the full profile in... eyup, the comments section. Standby for textbomb!)
It's Alin, my worst ever naming pun this side of Sovereign Saga! I mean, uh... my mischeivous poe boy. Spirit symbol for him.
Character Guide: Alin ~ The Flame Within the Flame ~
- - - - Basics - - - - Full name: Alin Edgar Race: Poe (of a Hylian, we think) Age: Anybody's guess, though he looks like a teenager Gender: Male Occupation: General mischief-maker Blood Type: N/A Instrument: Flute
- - - - - - Appearance - - - - - - Height/Weight: 160cm/weightless (5'3"/weightless) Hair: Essentially white. He "wears" it in a short, bobbed style which fans out a little around his neck, with a longer braid on the left side which reaches a little past his shoulder. Eyes: Yellow, wide and childish Skin Tone: Very pale
General Build: Slim and youthful. His shoulders are particularly narrow, and his hips unusually curvy for a boy.
Distinguishing features: Alin's entire body is somewhat translucent - he's still clearly visible unless he wants otherwise, but he can't make himself appear entirely solid. Also, he's surrounded by the faint, ghostly impression of a tattered cloak, similar to those most poes appear to wear. Alin's entire appearance is changeable at will, aside from the cloak and his eye colour.
Preferred clothing: Alin usually appears in a simple sleeveless top with a few cord-loop buttons running down from the neck (it's essentially Chinese-styled) with matching three-quarter pants. In place of shoes, he wears open-toed, ankle-length "sleeves" of fabric, and gloves of the same style.
Accessories: Alin normally wears simple bangles on one or more of his ankles or wrists. He also carries his lantern - the source of his magic - at all times. Though he can conceal the lantern when he changes his appearance, it's always something to do with fire (such as a candle).
- - - - - - Personality - - - - - - General Attitude: The defining trait of Alin's personality is his childishness. He doesn't know how long he's going to exist in the world as a poe, but he knows he's essentially invulnerable - therefore, he's determined to have as much fun and as many experiences as he possibly can before he dies for good. He's playful, irresponsible, flighty, mischeivous and carefree - which unfortunately leads to a rather selfish mentality.
While he doesn't mean badly, he's motivated mostly by his own enjoyment; he rarely ever considers the consequences of his actions, and tends to forget that they might hurt others (both emotionally and physically). He is a kind person by nature, though, and is terribly regretful when he realises he's done the wrong thing (though he always seems to fail to learn from it).
Likes: Having fun, exploring, experiencing new things, playing games, playing tricks, travelling, being "alive".
Dislikes: Being bored, dull people, being stuck in one place or confined, repetition, routine. He's also terrified of dying permanently.
Interests: Alin has no specific hobbies - he wants to do everything.
Abilities of note: As a poe, Alin can change his appearance at will, as long as he stays roughly the same size. This includes the power to turn completely invisible if he wishes. He is unaffected by gravity (his default state is floating a few feet above the ground), and he can levitate at fairly reasonable speeds. He is also somewhat un-solid, and most physical interaction can only affect him if he wishes it to; people who are not spiritually sensitive can generally not see or interact with him, even if he wants them to.
In addition, his 'species' also gives him impressive command over spirit magic, though his sheer power level is not so great. His powers are more along to lines of utility than combat.
Quirks: As a poe, Alin often can't be seen by people who aren't spiritually/magically sensitive (even if he wants to be). Other than that, nothing aside from what is already covered in his bizarre nature and personality.
- - - - - - Background - - - - - - Social Status: Nonexistent Family Status: Unknown, almost certainly deceased. Birth Rank: Unknown
Homeland/Birthplace: Birthplace unknown; currently haunting Kakariko Village.
History: As a ghost, Alin has been haunting the Kakariko region for an indefinite period of time - he can remember virtually nothing of his "real" life, only that he died young - the form he usually chooses is the way he remembers looking, albeit a little embellished - and that it was somewhere in or near Kakariko Village. Presumable he has some sort of unfinished business, but he has no idea what - in the mean time, he plans to enjoy the "life" he has as much as he possibly can.
- - - - - - Combat - - - - - - General level: Mid Style: With no skill in physical combat, Alin likes to keep his distance and channel the power of his spirit magic into violent blasts. When subtlety is called for, he will also use his poe abilities to disguise himself and confuse his opponent.
Advantages: As a poe, Alin is extremely hard to damage with physical attacks, unaffected by gravity, gifted with spirit magic and able to change his body at will (within the limitations listed above).
Disadvantages: Just as he cannot be affected by most physical attacks, Alin can't interact with corporeal creatures or objects unless he concentrates very hard or puts his magic behind it - a very inefficient way to use his energy.
Also, as a poe alin is vulnerable to certain spells and rituals, primarily those from the discipline of Light. Also, the right magical means can negate most of his inherent advantages - for example, effects like the Lense of Truth could counter his invisibility, while magical weapons can effect him as if he were corporeal.
Special: It's unknown what will happen if Alin is "killed" - he might vanish from the world, he might reincarnate, he might simply discorporate and reform at a later time. Not that he's willing to try it out, of course.
Techniques: [To be filled out later]
- - - - - - Other - - - - - - A Quote: "...What? It was like that when I got here..." Other: Nothing of note.
- - - - - - OOC Info - - - - - - Theme Song: Garth Brooks - Standing Outside the Fire Seiyuu: Noda Junko (cheap shot... she voiced Dio in Last Exile)
Name info: One of my worst puns ever. See... his name is "Alin Edgar" and he's a "Poe"... yeah, I deserve the bricks XP
Pronunciation:A as in bra, lin as in linden. No stresses. Hopefully his second name is self-explanatory.
Title/Tagline: A reference to his aforementioned theme song - "standing outside the fire" refers to living life without taking any chances, as opposed to Alin, who is about as emotive and irresponsible as you can get. And a poe's spirit takes the shape of a flame, so... yeah. I thought it sounded good ^^
Roleplay notes: Although some normal people (read: extras) can't see Alin even if he wants them too, but it's assumed that PCs can see him unless you want them not too. Feel free to have them unable to see him, if you find it amusing.
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