YOU GUYS I'M ALMOST THERE ;u;
Somebody: Captain Ephraim Spall
Proof of Existence: The Extraterrestrial Epidemic
World: The Etherium (Treasure Planet)
Status: Considers himself married, but appreciative of all sides and edges of the coin
- Raph causes mould-like fungi to grow at the joints of his enemies, hampering movement and making targets easier to hit. This happens quickly and lasts briefly, and does almost no damage by itself.
- He can grow mushrooms from most surfaces to use as a barrier or a shield, but these are soft and are usually broken through after only a few hits.
- He can produce bioluminescent fungi that either produce light in the darkness, or grow out of an invisible enemy and make it bright and easily visible.
- Raph's most popular use of the element is to infect his enemies with a fungus that eventually takes control of their bodies (similar to cordyceps) and suppresses them into a zombie-like stupor that slowly saps their strength until they expire. It takes some time for this to take effect. Of course, hitting them a few times with a heavy iron anchor might speed up the process. He can exhale the spores in close proximity, and use his weapon as an infector from a distance.
- As a final move, Raph can produce hallucinogenic mushrooms to immediately send his enemies on a 'trip' that utterly incapacitates them and leaves them open for attack. The enemy must ingest the mushroom, so using this technique risks close combat and higher damage; it is a last resort.
- Raph can swing and throw his anchor with decent force and take out enemies at long distances
- He can use the anchor like a grappling hook and pull items and enemies closer to him
- He can use the flukes and rope in close proximity to do substantial damage
- He can stop a ship.
To us, Ephraim was an alien: something doglike, yet not unlike a person, coming from a planet in the far reaches of the Etherium. His first focus in life was his family - a wife, a daughter, and a young son. His second focus was his job - a Captain in the Interstellar Navy and a noted pirate hunter. In pursuit of enemies - and with a dark ambition for promotion - he succumbed to the forces of a black hole, which later turned out to be a Heartless. He awoke with a human face, an empty chest, and a single desire - to return to his family. They were now his everything. In pursuit of a heart with which to restore himself, he joined the Organization, naively believing they would help him. But the Organization began to question his loyalties. To him, being loyal to his family guaranteed his loyalty to the Organization, as that meant he would stop at nothing to get his heart back. The Organization did not feel the same. Now believing them a threat to his family, he has come to the Rogues in the hopes of thwarting the Organization and protecting his family - and other innocents - from their reach.
- After everything he believed in turned on its head, he has become quite withdrawn and very distrusting. Around friends he is affable and talkative and rather a gentleman, but if he does not know you - or does not like you - don't expect much in the way of conversation beyond a grunt or a growl. Even if he's not so companionable, he is a sweetheart at his core, and will seek out company even if he doesn't plan to interact. He shows his affection with subtle gestures like offerings of tea, remembering favourite foods, or even things as simple as blocking the sun for a shorter person. A few drinks might loosen those lips, at which point it becomes VERY apparent that he is inescapably and incoherently Scottish. Good luck understanding him even when he does open his mouth.
- He was created with a fungal infection that he could never cure, but which fuels his elemental use. He must constantly fight it, and some days it makes him ill. On a regular day, the worst it does is make his eyes glow - because of this, he cannot see very well in the dark. On his last legs, the fungus takes control of his body and removes the threat before healing the worst of the damage.
- He is not above wearing a little eyeshadow or eyeliner once in a blue moon.
- He does NOT like being touched! Only do so if necessary, and apologize in advance! He hates it and he will get growly at you.
- He is completely deaf in his right ear.
- His nose can out-perform a bloodhound.
- He cannot swim.
- He can play tin whistle and bagpipes; can also sing, but doesn't think he can
- He is fluent in sign language and Gaelic
- Baking (warning, every dish contains fungi)
- Scotch, rum
- Dancing (ballroom, of course)
- Trees (he's never seen them before)
- Elderberry-flavoured ANYTHING
- Frilly underwear
- Drunk belly rubs
- Touching / physical contact / physical closeness
- Being photographed
- Pork or other pig products (His lessers are piggies!)
- The Organization!
- Dog jokes
- People talking on his deaf side
- People shouting on his good side
Submission for RoA