Demeanor: Tries to be restrained, but is often belligerent when it comes to boxing. At least, in proper fashion. A long stint in the pro league has the "do everything it takes to win and don't hold back against the enemy/your opponent" mindset ingrained in him. Even a simple spar will have him trying his all. Though, he does know when to cut his losses and give up. Kind, but excitable and impatient, Barrera's weaknesses may or may not include cute, soft, smooth, or fluffy things.
Nature: Underneath the gossamer, brawn-centric airs he prides himself on, Barrera happens to crave the meaning of bravery. Never ending tales of his father's escapades, and said father's subsequently prolonged absence has rooted a sense of idolatry as well as a hunger for the glory that being a skeletal shapeshifter brings.
Description: Unkempt light-brown hair, brown eyes that tint bright orange near the pupil, fair-skinned complexion and a stout build really does wonders for Barrera's looks. Despite being a boxer and his usually aggressive style, he comes out of most punching exchanges unharmed. Mostly due to his calves being amazingly fast in their step-ins and the fact that his ability to weave around a punch to return twice as hard with a counter.
HP and Psyche start at 6, can't raise during creation, but add 1/2 of Brawn to HP.
Brawn, Agility and Brains start at 1 each, starting cap 4, total cap 6, and you get 5 points to distribute among them.
Things your character is good at, things normal people can do
Skills rolls add their associated stat as well (Brawn, Agility or Brains). You get 12 points to spend on skills at creation, with a starting cap of 4 and total cap of 6.
- Boxing - (4) Brawn Fists forged in the streets and refined in the ring happen to be some of the finest out there.
- Reflex - (4) Agility Defense Dodging and weaving from someone who hardly telegraphs their own movements with a jab straight as they can get is hardly an easy task.
- Willpower/Clarity - (2) Brains Defense Another gift to the line of Scalabrino, which has helped Barrera keep his cool in many title bouts.
- Persuasion/Social - (2) Brains Self-explanatory. A little kindness can go a long way. Just not in the ring.
These are things you're character accomplishes via their power.
Abilities/Powers should be fairly broad, but look at other characters for good examples. They can grow over time, so don't worry if you start on the small side! You get 7 points to spend on powers at creation, with a starting cap of 4 and total cap of 7. Powers add your Tier to their rolls, usually.
Rekindled Revenant - 4 - Bouncing around the traces of his family trees, you'd find that Barrera's roots lie within the Scalabrino family, who were famous for their tacticians and philosophers. Of course, that was rooted within the innate ability to read into someone's 'shadow'. The progeny of whom is naturally gifted when it comes to arts and crafts - namely, carving - coming along with some special perks. And, of course, in the struggle to achieve immortality that so many yearned for, there's bound to be some missteps. Not all of them tend to be terrible, and some are even passed down from generation to generation. For the Scalabrino family, their misstep lied within carving ancient runes to skulls, thinking that they might garner an understanding of the afterlife from capturing what was going through their heads at the time, and perhaps get closer to achieving eternal life. Instead of the intended effect of learning what the dead went through, the young necromancer who had performed these rites transformed into the pallid remains of the beloved family dog. After a brief period of panic, the Scalabrino Shapeshifter turned back into his original form. The dog skull - still engraved with runes - was buried, and soon more experiments with varying wildlife were on his agenda. As time went on, people began to develop a hatred for any sort of chthonic dealings and as a result, most eventually died out as soon as they started. Though, a select few still practiced, spreading their wisdom to the next era of budding necromancers, no matter how few there were. Only a Scalabrino was skilled enough to make the detailed runes that bedecked those ornate skulls fit for shapeshifting. And only a Scalabrino could read into an echo. A shadow. Inheriting his father's gifts, and capturing his shadow while spying on him decorating a fresh lion's skull, Barrera had these techniques passed down from centuries ago embedded in his mind. (On wearing any fitting skull on top of his own, Barrera will transform into the skeletal likeness of that animal, adopting any physical qualities that the animal may have had during life. Of course, by some anomalous means the skeleton is held together as if there were flesh in between the gaps.)
Echoes of the Eidolons 4 - Capturing someone's boxing shadow isn't all too hard. Now, watching it from their own eyes and listening in to every thought that happens to pass by during that period is a whole other thing on its own. The first gift to the descendants of the Scalabrino bloodline, originally a payment for completing a witch's quest, (said witch happening to be written into the bloodlines a generation later) the first to be granted these powers were the two sons of Bernardo Scalabrino himself.
Things that cause problems for your character, often side effect of your powers (or of having your powers), not necessary. Not just 'limitations' of your powers.
- My weakness is cupcakes
List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.
- Keys and Keyring
And everything that they keep in their dorm at Fifth Sanctum. Anything that's not listed here or in the section above may be difficult for the character to retrieve.
- Boxing Gloves
- Old boxing tapes
- Old boxing magazines
- Carving tools
- Wooden planks with various runes inscribed, mainly for practice
In the wee hours of March 5, 2002, Francisco Barrera was born. His addition made a family of two, to three.
Most people just call him Franky.