Silver Sky Magician
What is my alignment (Hero/Villain/Neutral)?
You are considered to be a villain by the general public, but a hero by the animals you are fighting for. Your intentions and character are good, but the nature of your intentions are such that you are antagonistic towards humans, though you are one yourself.
Where do I get my power(s)?
You get your powers from the woodland creatures, which taught you their skills and honed your abilities. You were further empowered by the Earth Spirit of Nature when it merged with you after facing imminent destruction.
What are my power(s)? Do I even have power(s)?
You can run, swim, climb and fly with inhuman speed and silence. You also have to ability to communicate with animals, both verbally and through telekinesis, and gather massive numbers of them to assist you. You can make plants grow at incredible speeds, to the point when you can create an entire forest from a handful of seeds within minutes. However this uses up an great amount of mana, practically exhausting your supply despite your large capacity of it.
Your most powerful skill is 'Panic', when you can cause pandemonium among your enemies by disrupting their thought processes, causing them to blindly flee in fear, attack each other, or simply faint on the spot. Even experienced and proficient warriors will only be able to use a maximum of 20% of their true power after beng affected by 'Panic', a hypersonic series of screeches. 'Panic' will leave you immobile and completely vulnerable though, so you are training hard to gain full mastery over this skill.
What do I fight for? (or maybe I refuse to fight?)
You fight to avenge the fallen animals that have died due to humans' destruction of the woodlands you had been living in, and to protect the environment.
Who, or What, is my Arch Nemesis?
You consider all humans as your mortal enemies without exception, however you are not particularly perturbed by your own identity as a human, because, as per the teachings of the Owls, you believe that you are a true child of nature on the inside, and whatever your external appearance may be is irrelevant. The soul is what ultimately matters, not the body.
What is my greatest weakness?
Your greatest weakness is a lack of objectivity and you are overly narrow-minded. You refuse to accept that any humans, or at least 'true humans' can be any good, and thus overgeneralise by deeming the entire human race as your enemy. Thus you sometimes assault otherwise innocent people, causing the general human public to view you as a mysterious terrorist. Additionally, you are unfamiliar with human civilisation, having lived apart from it for your entire life and thus struggle to learn its characteristics, resulting in numerous laughable blips when you attempt to spy on ordinary people.
What is my back story?
Her breath was raspy and short as she stumbled into the forest, blank eyes staring ahead, desperately searching for a haven, where they could finally escape those soldiers. But try as she might, she could not do so. The real soldiers were hopelessly lost somewhere in the mountains thousands of miles away, but the images of their blood-stained weapons and sounds of the screams that accompanied them replayed over and over in his mind, like some twisted video tape, doomed to no end. She could escape them-but she could not escape fear. It held her fast, and dragged her down, destroying hope, sanity and life... The ragged woman tripped over a tree root and collapsed on the ground. She never got up. The baby she had been cradling cried, a sound that ceased as a large shadow fell over it.
"Ha! I beat you this time!" Dumoose shouted gleefully as he beat Deer in a gruelling race. The Moose half-smiled in approval, and Dumoose's heart swelled. Nothing pleased him more than earning The Moose's praise. The Moose was respected by all in the forest, but especially by Dumoose. For The Moose was both father and mother to him-The Moose had saved him and nurtured him, after his real mother had apparently died in the forest. 'Dumoose' was a variant of 'The Moose', but somehow Dumoose felt that it didn't really suit him. He wasn't wise or calm or courageous or intelligent like The Moose. But he would be, he reassured himself, and justify his name.
A rancid smell interrupted his thoughts, causing him to gag in disgust. The other woodlands animals smelt the odour too, and as one they turned to its source.
"They are getting closer and closer every day," murmured the Woodpecker. "They with those cold, metal things and that deathly stench."
"What shall we do when they get here?" Hedgehog asked anxiously? "We can't fight humans. They are practically invincible!"
There were mutters of reluctant agreement, which were quickly silenced by The Moose. "I believe that they will not come here," he said. "And if they do, we shall have to make it known to them that this is our land. No one is invincible. If we have to, we will defeat them." With that the tension in the atmosphere dissipated. Everyone seemed relieved and reassured by The Moose's words-everyone, that is, but The Moose himself.
Light. Blazing, blinding light woke Dumoose up, making him blink in discomfort. "Is it dawn already?" he thought confusedly. But something was wrong. Dawn never came so early. Dawn never felt so hot. Dawn never devoured the forest like-
The flames ravaged the forest, greedily devouring the trees. Panicked cries echoed as bird and beast tried to flee the hellfire, but could only run and fly in circles, for the light at the end of the tunnel was everywhere...
Dumoose sat, stunned. Questions overwhelmed him. How? Why? What? He only broke out of his disbelieving stupor when flames licked at his soles, and he ran. But the poisonous fumes filled his lungs and darkness blacker than the deepest night surrounded him, and Dumoose coughed till the sound of his choking faded with the cries of his comrades...
Then came The Moose. He took Dumoose and practically flew on the ground, heading where Dumoose could not see. But that was all right. He, and anyone else, would entrust greater things than his own life to The Moose. Everything was going to be fine. Surely so...
Dumoose tumbled off The Moose's back, landing on the brittle brown grass. He turned to face The Moose, but someone else was between them. A translucent human, with a gentle aura and robes as long and flowing as her hair. She would have been beautiful, but tiredness and sorrow clouded her features. He blinked. No, she wasn't a human. She was so much more than that.
"We have no time to waste," she spoke urgently. "The situation has deteoriated far beyond anyone could have expected. This forest-my haven, my home-is being destroyed as we speak. Come with me, and help me. I need you to protect me-protect Nature. Dumoose, will you bear the mantle of the guardian of the Earth Spirit?"
Dumoose was overwhelmed. Watching one's home go up in flames, and then being brought in front of the legendary Earth Spirit of Nature was too much for anyone to take. But one look at the Spirit's face was all that he needed. He nodded, and as he did so he noticed The Moose lying on the ground. "M..Moose!" he cried. "What's wrong..."
He stopped. Great patches of The Moose's body were bleeding copiously. The Moose had been burnt by the inferno. "No..." he whispered. The Moose's cloudy eyes found his. "Go..." he whispered back. "Go, Dumoose..." Dumoose had no chance to protest as the Spirit teleported him away. The last thing he saw was a flaming, old tree topple over The Moose...
He knew who had done it, done that terrible, terrible thing. Humans. It had to be. He would fight against them, teach them not to kill others for those cold, unfeeling things they love so much. He would protect the Earth Spirit of Nature, and she would help him. He would wage war against those humans. For he was the guardian of Earth. Dumoose.
Where do I live?
You are constantly on the move, spying on human civilisation, learning about them, consolidating your power and biding your time, for you do not underestimate your enemies, especially after their complete annihilation of a once-safe haven.
AQWorlds character name: Nighteon