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Machines, they are easy to understand and work with. Humans however are far too complicated and demanding, they give me a headache
— Horatio Edgris


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Horatio 'Ed' Edgris
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Profile
Age 18
Status Active
Gender Male
Traits
Race Human
Handedness Right-handed
Complexion Pale
Hair Dark Brown
Eyes Hazel
Height 6'3"
Weight 13.5 stone (189 lbs)
Professional Status
Affiliation Beacon Academy
Team GHST (Future)
Partner Sven Searfeld
Occupation Student
Jobs Mechanic
Additional Info
Emblem Ed symbol
Likes Machines, Peace
Dislikes Highborns, Chaos
Character Theme

Elements

Note: As my first OC I plan to keep his basic features the same, that being said the fanon commity have see that Ai of the displayed level in this charater are unfit for the RWBY univers currently. Should this prove wrong and AI are canon I will resubmit with minor tweaks. Until then I'll keep this article as is.     Darkness InfernoTalk    21:10, January 8, 2014 (UTC)

Appearance

Horatio Edgris

Horatio Edgris

At first appearances this man seems to look like an ordinary teen, which he is. He has short unkept hair, a square jaw, tight eyes, thick eyebrows and a plain expression giving him a look of discontempt towards all those around him. His pale complexion often lead people to think he is of albino decent.

He normally wears smart but untidy clothing such as an untucked shirt, a pair of dark trousers and matching jacket as well as a pair of black leather boots. He is also never seen without a large satchel draped across his shoulder or worn on his back (in picture). 


Personality

A, perhaps, less than typical boy of high birth. He dislikes the company of most 'Humans' and tends to have an edge of annoyance in his voice when communicating with them. He is a well spoken individual who takes time to properly phrase his sentences and detests colloquial slang. He blatantly refuses to be called by his given name and loaths to be called Edgris. As so he will often go a little overboard when it comes to correcting people.

He is a walking encyclopedia on technology and it's finer workings often leading him to over explain even the simplest of queries in this subject area. This also ties in with his obsession with tinkering with and inventing simple droids to deal with everyday tasks.

Given his lack of human interaction for the past few years of his life, he tends to miss more subtle hints in conversation or facial expression. He also tends to act in ways that would be considered out of order by others while being perfectly reasoned and logical from his view.

History

Son of Bartholomew Edgris and Celia Loveharte the owners of a large manufacturing facility for Dust powered droids and a major contributor to the Schnee family's robotic workforce.

Having hated his name ever since he could say it he will only allow his parents to address him by his first name. This lead to several incidents with mistaken identity that caused a great deal of trouble when he told factory workers that he isn't Horatio.

Born into a family of wealth and power, Ed was taught from an early age proper mannerisms and bearing as not to be a disgrace to the family name. Educated by hired professionals he sparsely encountered his mother (Head of international sales) and was only taken to see his father (Chief engineer) once a week at work. It was there at the age of 4 his talent emerged. Whilst left in the waiting room of his father's office he began to dismantle the absent secretary's computer and study its components, upon discovering the boy crouched amidst a pile of computer parts making simple circuits his father began to give him more devices to dabble with.

Later at the age of 7 he managed to obtain a prototype Dust CUP hybrid. With this he managed to create his first true AI. In the absence of pre-coded rules the AI proceeded to construct it's own (personality) and projected an avatar onto the nearest holoscreen. Calling herself Olive she immediately requested to be transferred to a more practical body. Intrigued by this machines ability to request things of it's creator Ed began to format a nearby worker mech to receive Olive's 'brain'. During this process she also asked him to replace the prototype and keep her existence a secret due to the stringent laws concerning unrestricted AI. Already bearing resentment towards his parents and seeing the help an artificial intelligence could be he had no qualms with doing so and agreed on the condition that she help with his projects.

From here on he became more hostile towards outside advances and began to design and make his own devices including two more true AI's named Saffron and Topaz. His father seeing an opportunity requisitioned some of Ed's gadgets. However in the process of reverse engineering the items a strange code encrypted all of the data and wiped the memory clean. This was Ed's initial private code developed by his AI and taught solely to him it made his inventions completely unusable by anyone else. All attempts to have him divulge the key to this code was met by unparalleled resistance. Soon giving up hope on their son's career aspects in the family's commercial company his mother began to find other ways to make use of him.

On his 16th birthday he was put forward as a possible suitor to Wiess Schnee, airess to the Schnee family estate, in hopes that he would bring some credit back to the Edgris name. He refused point blank to an arranged marriage and, with his AI's help, hacked a squadron of attack mechs to bar his room door until the deadline had passed.

After access was gained to his room he was found missing. Dissatisfied with his life at home he had made his escape with the three AI and a bag full of inventions. Finding work in a rival company's mech repair sector he hid from his past and began work on more offensive devices.

After spending a few years secluding himself from the outside world he encountered an anonymous messenger detailing that he board the airship to Beacon academy in a few days time if he wishes to remain hidden from his family. Knowing Beacon to be the training place of Hunters he was confused by the prospect. Seeking council with the AI they reached the conclusion that hiding at the academy away from the city would decrease his chances of being found out as well as provide adequate resources to complete this latest project.

He left Safferon and Topaz behind and resigned to only take Olive to beacon in fear of them all being discovered. 

Weapons / Abilities

His primary weapon is housed within his head.

Next is his unique iRiS computer designed and built by himself it can hover in place in front of him through the use of four (undefined) dust crystals and is made out of industrial grade graphene infused titanium. It's holographic keyboard and screen are encrypted in his personal coding language allowing him to program at speeds faster than any other. In it's transformed state it becomes a slender combat mech that can house one of the AI's allowing them to defend Ed as well as prefrom independent tasks.

Finally is his bag of 'things'. This usually contains anything from his rushed prototype diagrams to a box of Dust infused nanobots or even a fully functioning AI core. Many of the items in this bag are controlled remotely via his laptop to perform many of the tasks he himself is too busy or unable to do.

As is apparent by is reliance upon machines to do his heavy lifting he is physically weak compared to most people so much so that a strong physical blow to his body can render him helpless. Though he can use his iRiS in mech form to fight for him he himself is mainly a hinderence in battle.

Other

His symbol, or Trade Mark as he likes to call it, consists of Three circles surrounding a trinagle. This represents the three AI Olive, Saffron and Topaz in clockwise order surrounding the Gray triangle that is Ed.

RPs in Chronological order

First Day (Finished)

Ed arrives at beacon with little to no incidents. He spends every second possible scaning, researching and compiling a database of all the students surrounding him. An attemped to talk to him by Elizabeth Takahashi in the main hall came up short when Ozpin began his speach and they were sent to pack away their gear. (The RP crashed and burned)

Blast Off (Finished)

Initiation, it started off badly badly with an injury. He proceeded North and met up with Sven before being attacked by a Nevermore. While Sven delt with the problem Ed escaped to the retrive the chess piece (Black Rook) he poceeded back towards Sven. Sven then went into a bloodlust and attempted to attack the other initiates before being subdued allowing everyone to safely return to the cliffs.

Vigilantes

After discovering his room to be a mess Ed enlists the help of Sven , Solas and D.G to help discover the identity of the culprits. A plan is made and sven runs in to the culprit brifely being framed before the criminal is apprehended and Sven gets into a fight with Solas while Ed and Dee transport the wanted boy....

One Nice Night (Finished)

Attempting to sneak out of Beacon for a supply run Ed gets pulled into a murder investigation with Urdin, Bruce and The Detective. Helping to solve a crime Ed then attempts to claim his promised reward when security driod blocks his path. Urdin and Bruce take it down but also fry the iRiS's systems along with Olive in the process. Ed manages to get her running in a half concios state and lays claim to a hoard of tech before returning to Beacon.

Aid Unlooked For

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