About time we got one of these threads, so here goes nothing.
: Very stoic. Direct in terms of responses, and as a result, comes across as very cold to his allies. Never questions orders. However, he does truly care for his comrades, though only at first because the mission requires them to be alive.
: Is a strong soldier, with good skill in handling firearms and melee weapons. He has made it through many encounters, though his undying loyalty to the mission objectives has made him rather unliked towards is fellow men who believe that one should buck it if they need to. He also seems to have a strange connection to several of the Youkai; creatures that inhabit this particular universe.
: The fact that he follows his orders without question has led him to willingly do several unethical actions simply because he was told to by his superiors. He thinks very little of himself, and considers himself expendable. He rarely talks, and one could mistake him for being mute.
: To see the mission through, no matter the cost. This later changes to protecting the only ones who have shown him any kind of friendship.
: Doesn't have one that he has for himself at first, only doing what his superiors tell him. As it goes on though, it turns into wanting to become more human and less of a puppet, to protect his allies, and to find out what he exactly is.
Role In The Story
: As the main hero of the first two parts of the trilogy, he is the sergeant of Bravo Six, a squad under the military, which is essentially the main order in this society. He doesn't remember anything of his past, only that he is to do what he is told by his superiors. This causes him to be ostracized by his fellow squadmates, especially fellow team-member Dust, who constantly belittles him, saying that he is nothing more than an inferior version of a certain man known only as "Shepard".
Needless to say, Specter's loyalty to the objectives first ends up getting half of Bravo Six killed on their first mission, with only himself and Dust making it out alive. Despite this, he still believes that he did well, as he was able to successfully complete the mission. However, Dust is obviously upset with him, culminating with the man, after several more missions that nearly cost him his life due to him nearly being killed thanks to Specter, trying to murder the hero in his sleep. He fails, and is discharged from duty. However, the event caused Specter to begin to question his actions for the first time, as he was shocked that simply following commands willingly would cause someone to try to kill him.
It is here that he is to meet his next three members, as these squads operate in groups of four. Bearing the call-signs of "Ash", "Gale", and "Aqua", Specter at first views them like any other soldier. However, these three prove to be very different. Ash, a Child Soldier
only 14 years of age, mistakes him at first to be his father, none other than the legendary figure Shepard, only to take back his comment after viewing his crimson eyes and ice-blue hair. Gale had read up on a few of the reports of his missions, and warns him that if he tries something like that again, he will not follow through. As for Aqua, well let's just say that he is the relative Deadpan Snarker
, but Specter's resemblance to Shepard immediately causes him to try to connect with the sergeant, as he had idolized Shepard due to his exploits.
It is through his interactions with these three that he begins to change from unfeeling puppet to an actual caring human being. Because they actually began to tell him that his life had more meaning than just a soldier, and that they wouldn't just follow his orders without question in order to get him to stop and think about what he is doing.
: As it turns out, his resemblance to the legendary soldier Shepard isn't a coincidence. He is actually a clone of him, having been created by Shepard as an attempt to continue his legacy and actions should he die. However, Shepard's actions, despite what everyone says of him, were actually quite unsavory. It is due to this that the Anti-Villain of the story killed Shepard and then hijacked the cloning process. He wanted to shape Specter into someone who wasn't Shepard, and thus raised him to be unfeeling and totally dedicated to the mission so as to not go through any of the rebellious actions that Shepard took.
As for his connection with Youkai, well that is because Shepard was chosen by the goddess Amaterasu to bring about a new era. Once Shepard died, that role went to go his son, but the villain doesn't know. However, the goddess, sensing Ash's bond with Specter, begins to reach out to him to guide Ash into the role that he is meant to fulfill...for better or worse. This is another reason for his unfeeling personality. The villain thought that Specter would become The Chosen One after Shepard died, and tried to manipulate him into doing only what he wanted for a new world. Once he found out otherwise, he just dumped him into the military. However, he still doesn't know that Ash is the new chosen one...yet.
Yeah, I think I need some constructive criticism here.
edited 8th Dec '12 11:46:46 PM by LDragon2
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