MageGender / Sexuality:
Male / StraightishAge:
Theo's a bit of a mixed bag, lovingly labeled "emotional". It isn't hard to read him as long as you take the time to look. All thoughts and feelings are displayed on his features and in his gestures, quite unfortunate for someone priding themselves as a sneaky treasure hunter. At first glance, pride and selfishness seem to be his default settings, but this is a simple defense mechanism. In his world, he needs to seem confident, even if he isn't. Theo's the typical class clown, trying to fill himself up with other's happiness in hopes that someday someone will do the same for him. He's easily distracted by shiny things and is terribly clumsy, making most situations humorous if not difficult most of the time. He'll do almost anything for a laugh and/or to get paid. Theo is mischievous, exuberant, and a touch dramatic. He possesses every human emotion and seems to somehow feel them stronger than most people, causing him to be amusingly animated. He's the type that puts on his best face and does his best to stay bright and optimistic, because if he isn't, he may crumble away. The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow, as they say. Just behind the joy and silliness is a young man desperately searching for his worth, who has days when the confusing depression is too strangling to brush back into the corner. He just needs someone to believe in him, and until then he'll continue to blunder through life doing the best he can, while unable to shake the hollow feeling in his heart. He has a lot he feels he needs to make up for but is realistic enough to know he may never be able to.
As a result of his deaths, the deaths of his loved ones, and his crazy life in his previous world, Theo has developed even deeper depression. He had dark places that he hid before, but now they are much deeper and harder to deal with. Maintaining his goofy persona is a must for not only himself but to keep others from noticing, but when the exterior cracks, he might just fall apart. If he can make others laugh and not think too hard, he might just be able to survive.
Being more of the treasure hunter type, he's really not fond of fights and will do his best to avoid them. It often gets him viewed as the weakest link in combat, especially since he is clumsy and tends to get himself into rough spots. It's all his usual antics...that is until crap hits the fan. There is a point where even he can set himself aside and get pissed. This is normally when his treasure or friends are threatened or in direct danger. His personality switches abruptly into a dark and angry shadow of himself, laser-focused with sharpened cold eyes that scream his violent intent. He'll stand and fight until there's nothing left of him, to the point that he loses control of himself. It can be jarringly frightening, seeing such a normally goofy, happy-go-lucky dude go postal and be covered in blood. After he is brought out of it he'll likely bury the memory and do his best to forget. He calls it Calamity and does his best to avoid letting it loose unless he absolutely must. Because he's so brash, unpredictable, and usually unfocused, he'd be a terrible leader and frankly never wants to be one. He'll happily follow under someone else, as long as they don't get in the way of him getting something shiny. Only then would there be a bit of conflict, since he's most likely to go after the shiny thing anyway.History:
Theo has had a very complicated and traumatic life but has been trying to keep his head up. His life in his former world was a rollercoaster with more downs than ups. As little more than a toddler, he was separated from his family in a freak accident and grew up as a poor orphan child in an impoverished country. In an altruistic move to save his adopted parents, he grew up being groomed to do awful things to survive, such as stealing and even killing, but he made the best of it. He grew in power until even he thought it was too much and sealed it away. He was a mostly good man with some rough edges, but a bad decision to play double agents in a complicated domestic war cost him everything; his friends, his girlfriend, and his own life twice. He thought making a deal with a demon could help him right his wrongs, but all it did was make it harder, but on the bright side, he would be kept alive! Well, most of the time.
His life moved on and for a while he found happiness. A change of scenery brought him hope and new friends He became a budding hero and fell in love again. A run-in with another demon nearly took his life, and though he survived, he never quite got the help he needed for the damage or the trauma. Soon after, he lost his new friends, his lover, and his life once more. However, the demon who revived him before did so again. He tried to muck his way through life but never quite made anything of it due to his nearly crippling depression. Another blip of happiness in the form of finding his birth family again was beginning to heal his deeply hidden wounds, but after only a few short years, a new world lost its Theo and pulled him to Vyldermire without warning.
Where he was once blindly heroic, Theo has fallen a bit in efforts to survive in this new world. Perhaps in his trauma, he's returned to what he knows, where he's comfortable. Hunt the treasure, do and take what makes you happy, and don't put yourself out there to be mangled again.Likes:
♛ Treasure/ shiny things: Theo is absolutely obsessed with anything that has worth, especially things that glitter and shine.
♛ Sweets: He is rarely seen traveling without a lollipop or some sort sweet packed away somewhere on his person. It provides some sort of comfort when he's upset.
♛ Sleep: He's a habitual oversleeper who can probably snooze through the end of the world. If woken up earlier than his normal, he’s minimally functional and beast-like.Dislikes:
♛ Thieves: Though at times he might be one depending on the situation, he despises those that take things specifically from him or someone he cares about. A little hypocritical, but what can you do?
♛ Spicy Food: He will turn into a toddler if the least bit of heat from spice hits his tongue.
♛ Pain: Though his scars prove he's endured quite a bit of it, he still hates it. He's had his fair share and then some.
♛ Darkness: He's literally terrified of the dark. He's uneasy in darkness that has enough light for him to see a little, but if it's pitch black, the fear takes over. A very unfortunate phobia for someone who searches caves and ruins for treasure.
♛ Death: Having experienced it three times now, he's terrified to go through it again... which is surprisingly fortunate, given his state of mind.Goal/Aspiration:
♛ Riches: Theo craves things of worth as well as the thrill behind the adventure to get them. Once he has them he is reluctant to let go, as if the treasure itself gives him his worth.
♛ Relationships: Any sort of sustainable relationship was difficult for a treasure hunter/mercenary with others of his kind. There was no loyalty or trust, most double-crossing to get what they want. Theo doesn't enjoy being alone and uncared for.Key Fear/Adversary:
♛ Worthlessness: To be forgotten or left behind by others, as he often is, makes him feel as though he is worth nothing. But you never see anyone forgetting a rich man, right? It sounds superficial, but even being paid to do jobs gives him enough worth to keep going in life, though he strives for more.
♛ Relationships: Making things more difficult is his new fear of getting close to anyone, all the while longing to do just that. It's complicated.
♛ Depression: This is the single most threatening thing looming over Theo like a bloodthirsty beast. It is firmly holding him back from being able to heal and move on from his past.
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