Name: Mason Zelená Vulpe
Birthplace: Red Forest
Nickname(s): The Silver Fox, The Black Shadow, The Silver Flash, The Gentleman Thief
Occupation: Thief, Hunter-in-Training
Weight: 160 lbs (not including gear).Character Theme: (The Racketeers by Two Steps From Hell)
Mason isn't a short guy, but his mid-length silver hair, light blue eyes and distinctive scar over his left eye--he's not blind, people--kind of make him stand out in a crowd. His choice of clothing, however, lets him blend into the shadows where he so often works. With a black undershirt, a dark black short-sleeve overshirt, black pants--held up by a dark belt--and dark green hooded cloak; he's hard to see in a darkened street, back alley, or a dark room. His custom black boots are made for stealth, along with his custom black leather gloves. He wears a bit of light leather body armor under his cloak as a precaution against more aggressive opponents. He often wears a grey scarf that covers half his face, ensuring his anonymity. He also has hard leather wraparound arm guards on both of his lower arms below the elbow.
On his back is a quiver, he carries his set of arrows that have made him unique among both thieves and hunters alike, making him desirable amongst his many clients. Hooked onto left side near his pouch is an unfolding--strong and durable-- black lightweight compound bow. Strapped to his left thigh is a utility pouch to carry any extra gear.
Being born into a less than apt level in society, Mason developed a sense of loathing toward those more fortunate than himself that he maintains to this day. By himself, he is quiet professionalism, never talking until a job is completed successfully. When not on a job, he is good natured, friendly, and quite sociable. Despite his origins, he is actually quite intelligent on many subjects, and people are often surprised by it.
Around the more privledged, he can be quite the gentleman, despite having stolen a few thousand out of their coffers and a few hundred out of their wallets. This led to his other nickname, "The Gentleman Thief". A thief he may be, but he tends to be a honest one.
Mason is a master thief by training, but has adopted an "adapt or die" philosophy over the three years that he left his mentor. He's proficient in stealth tactics, rivaling some assassins with his stealth skills. His weapons reflect his training and his philosophy:
- Night Hawk: His Dual-Bladed Glave Compound bow (DGCB) that he uses for both long and close range combat depending on what form he uses. In a quiver, he has various types of arrows for different situations: explosive, armor piercing, or electric shock arrows to stun.
- Combat Knife: As part of his "Adapt or die" philosophy, he carries a knife for when a fight with an opponent gets into the realm of hand to hand combat if the glave doesn't do its job.
Battle Style & Semblance
Mason isn't one for direct combat if he can help it. He's more for indirect combat, hitting opponents from distance with Night Hawk. When in other scenarios, he might uses some traps or his glave whenvever the situation calls for it.
And if it comes to it, he'll use his close in weapons, namely his knife. He's quite skilled in martial arts, and he'll leave the more difficult opponents with broken bones. He also has a Semblance that he has been able to use since birth, but has refined through experience:
- Foresight: Ability that allows Mason to fire his bow accurately while in a sprint or just on the move. Also allows him to use his bow while hanging from a ledge, rope, or while upside-down.
His Aura glows a brilliant silver when he uses this ability.
Mason didn't have a good start in life. Born into a poor farm family, Mason and his family dealt with poverty on a daily basis. Because of that, Mason resorted to thieving at an early age. Although his parents didn't condone it publicly, they were privately thankful for Mason helping out in his own way. It went that way until Mason was around 7 years old, when a invasion force ransacked the family farm, leaving Mason an orphan. For two years, Mason was forced to live day to day, stealing for his meals. One day, a man showed up while nine year old Mason was hiding, offering Mason shelter, food, and a place to call home. Mason--filthy, desperate, and lonely--gratefully took the man up on his offer offer.
For four years, the man taught Mason how to thieve properly, stealth, martial arts, the use of bow and arrow, escape and evasion, and harnessing Mason's ability to use his Aura. By the time he was 14, Mason had become a master thief, hunter, part-time mercenary, and even co-opted in assassination work--although Mason finds assassination a waste of his skills and training. As per his master's wishes and out of his own heart, Mason often gives 40% of his theft to the downtrodden, knowing their pain all too well himself. As Mason so often says, "I may be a thief, but at least I'm honest about it. Better an honest thief than a lying citizen." At fifteen, he was sent to Signal Academy and excelled, despite his less than stellar track record. At seventeen, he was surprised to find out that he'd been selected to go to Beacon Academy along with his fellow classmates.
- Mason's last name Vulpe is the Romanian word for fox
- Appearance is borrowed from Garret from the video game Thief
- Mason's kind nature is mirrored after my own personality ^_^
- All concepts and ideas are original