Author has written 2 stories for Batman, Assassin's Creed, and Harry Potter.
Let's get information out of the way:
Birthday: December 14th, 1995
Height: Six feet three inches
Weight Two hundred-fifty pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Location: Alabama, USA I'll let you figure it out from there.
Favorite Artists: Linkin Park, 3 Doors Down, Kenney Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Breaking Benjamin, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Skillet, Brantley Gilbert, Nickelback, Evanescence, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Brad Peisley, Three Days Grace, Green Day, Eminem, Tyler Farr, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Inheritance Cycle, Percy Jackson and The Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, the Dresden Files, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices
Movies:Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Hobbit, Star Wars Saga, Blue Collar Comedy Tour, X-Men Trilogy, The Wolverine, Video Games the Movie (available from Netflix)
Favorite TV Shows: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, Ghost Adventures, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Planet Earth, Seas of Life, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, Extreme Makeover: The Home Edition,
Favorite Games: Assassin's Creed Series, Mass Effect, The Sims 3, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Halo, Call of Duty , Batman Arkham Asylum. Batman Arkham City, Grand Theft Auto, Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row the Third, Kingdom Hearts, Fallout New Vegas, Saints Row IV, Batman Arkham Origins,.
Okay now that I've got all the standard stuff out of the way, I can tell you about my posting schedule. I have a very sporadic imagination so most of my stuff will have irregular updates.
Now for my favorite quotes from all media and in no particular order, some are incredibly long.
"If Clark wanted to, he could use his super speed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially a good person... and deep down, I'm not."- Batman
"Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve." -The Joker; The Dark Knight
"I don't care about my name!
It's not just your name, sir! It's your father's name! And it's all that's left of him. Don't destroy it!" Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth; Batman Begins.
"Permission to leave the ship commander?"
"For what purpose Master Chief?"
"To give the Covenant back their bomb."
-Master Chief Petty Officer John 117
"Spartan's don't die Jorge; They're just missing in action" Carter; Halo Reach.
"The Heart may be weak, and sometimes even gives in; but I've learned that deep down there's a light that never goes out." - Sora; Kingdom Hearts
"One last chance"- Batman; Arkham City.
"I can take it! I can take anything you throw at me Bats! Ready for the next round?"
"I'll never let you win Joker. NEVER!" The Joker vs Batman; Arkham Asylum
"I never cared who you were..."
"And you were right."
"...but shouldn't the people know the hero who saved them?"
"A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended."
[takes off in the Bat]
"Bruce Wayne?" Batman and Gordon: The Dark Knight Rises
I keep asking myself, why I didn't bring him in. And now I reallise; I let him go, because of you.Because you believe in him. I don't know... they put me in charge of a station full of rotten cops. And i can't change them... anymore than I can change this... damn city. At least... that's what I used to think. Maybe... Maybe I can give them something to believe in. Maybe HE give them something to believe in." Captain James Gordon; Batman Arkham Origins
"All this... all this rage. All directed at me, and for what? You know if you ever let me finish a sentance, you might learn something. You might learn that were Not. So. Different. You might learn something about yourself." Batman disarmed the handgun by viciously twisting the Joker's wrist, and punching him across the room.
"You need to learn to shut up"
"You know, it's sad really. It's like you don't care to know the good inside me. I guess learning is a lot to ask for you meat-for-brains. Is all this for you, or for me? You must know I'm a lost cause. Oh, but there's still hope for you! Ye-e-s. Oh, I've got great hopes for you So come on! Don't stop now! What are you waiting for?!" Batman kicks the Joker across the room, before pinning him against the wall
"You just can't get it through your thick skull! We both exist because of them!" The Joker vs Batman; Batman Arkham Origins
"I don't want to hurt you, but you need to stay out of my way!"
"Listen; I'm on your side!"
"My side? My side works within the law, we don't leave suspects with broken bones and missing teeth! We've earned Gotham's respect!"
"If that were true I wouldn't be here!" Batman and Captain James Gordon; Batman Arkham Origins
"Wait, why do you do what you do?"
"Becasue... I made a promise." Batman and Barbra Gordon; Batman Arkham Origins
"Hope is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what makes us fight when all else is lost." -Pandora;God of War
"It is better to have faith in something than none at all." Connor Kenway; Assassin's Creed 3
"For years now, I've been running around and taking anything I fancied, never once giving a tinker's curse for who I've hurt. Yet here I am, with riches and a reputation... and as I turn around, and look at the course I've run... there's not a single man or woman I love left standing beside me." Edward Kenway; Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
"I'm not an easy man to call a friend am I?" Edward Kenway; Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
"No man leads an easy life Kenway, and it's aching for one that causes the most pain." James Kidd/Mary Reed; Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
You should have been the one to outlast me."
"...I've done my part... will you?"
"I could. If you came with me... Mary?"
"I'll be with you Kenway, I will..." Edward Kenway and Mary Reed's final words to each other; Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
"Mother, Father I am sorry. I have failed you both; I made a promise to protect our people. I thought... I thought if I could stop the Templars, if I could keep the Revolution free from their influence, then those I supported would do what was right. They did I suppose do what was right... what was right for them; As for you father I thought I might unite us; that we would forget the past and forge a better future. In time I believed I could make you see the world as I did, to understand... but it was just a dream. This to I should have known... WERE WE NOT MEANT TO LIVE IN PEACE THEN? IS THAT IT?! ARE WE BORN TO ARGUE? TO FIGHT!So many voices, each demanding something else. It has been hard at times but never harder than today, to see all I worked for discarded, perverted, forgotten. You would say I have described the whole of history father. Are you smiling then? Hoping I might speak the words you long to hear? To validate you?! To say that all along you were right?! I will not. Even now, faced as I am with the truth of your cold words, I refuse! Because I believe that things can still change! I may never succeed, The Assassins may struggle another thousand years in vain, but we will not stop! Compromise... that is what everyone has insisted upon- and so I have learned it... but differently than most I think. I realize now that it will take time, that the road is long and shrouded in darkness. It is a road that will not always take me where I wish to go, and I doubt I will live to see it's end. But I will travel down it nonetheless, for at my side walks hope, and in the face of all that insists I turn back I carry on! This, this is my compromise." Connor Kenway; Forsaken.
"Bet you can't stick it." -Cortana; Halo 2
"Wake me when you need me" Master Chief Petty Officer John-177
"When I was very young, I was foolish enough to believe our Creed would bring an end to all these conflicts. If only I had possessed the humility to say to myself, I have seen enough for one life. I have done my part. Then again, there is no greater glory than fighting to find the truth." Altair- Ibn'La'Ahad; Assassin's Creed
"When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. Now, in the twilight of my life, misunderstanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time, once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially, mio caro. For you, our children, our brothers and sisters. And for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life, and keeps us guessing. Endless affection, mia Sofia. Forever Yours, Ezio Auditore" - Ezio Auditore; Embers
'Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember... Nothing is true. Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember... Everything is permitted. We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins' Ezio Auditore; Brotherhood
"I heard your name once before Desmond, a long time ago; and now it lingers in my mind like an image from an old dream, I don't know where you are, or by what means you can hear me but I know you are listening." (Discards weapons) " I have lived my life as best I could, not knowing its purpose, but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon. And here, at last, I discover a strange truth. That I am only a conduit for a message that eludes my understanding. Who are we, who have been so blessed to share our stories like this? To speak across centuries? Maybe you will answer all the questions I have asked. Maybe you will be the one to make all this suffering worth something in the end. Now... listen" Ezio Auditore; Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger" The Joker; The Dark Knight
"You have no idea what I'm capable of!" John Smith/Number 4; I Am Number Four
"What have I to fear?"
"The Avengers. It's what we call ourselves, sort of like a team. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" type thing."
"Yes, I've met them."
"Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one. But let's do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and YOU, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them."
"That was the plan."
"Not a great plan. When they come, and they WILL, they'll come for you."
"I have an army."
"We have a Hulk."
"I thought the beast had wandered off..."
"You're missing the point! There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it!" - Loki and Tony Stark: Avengers Assemble
"I am whatever Gotham needs me to be." Batman/Bruce Wayne; The Dark Knight
"I never said 'thank you'"
"And you'll never have to" Commissioner Gordon and Batman; Batman Begins
"You know me Cortanna; When I make a promise-"
"I got respect for reality" Franklin; Grand Theft Auto V
"A far off memory like a scattered dream, a scattered dream that's like a far off memory. I'd like to line the pieces up. Yours and Mine." Sora; Keyblade master of Destiny Islands.
"The true Mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true Heart can tough the voices of hatred without turning hard. Since beginingless time Darkness thrives in the void yet it always yields to purified Light" Lion Turtle to Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Since the beginning the Ocean has been a source of wonder; life flourishes even in the darkest depths" Endless Ocean
"SWEAR TO ME!" Batman; Batman Begins
"It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live... remember that" Albus Dumbledore; Harry Potter and the Sorcerrer's Stone
"Magic, especially Dark Magic... leaves traces" Albus Dumbledore; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
No one else is going to die! Not for me!" Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1
"I'm sorry I'm having trouble hearing you, I'm picking up a lot of bullshit on this line." Commander John Shepard; Mass Effect 2
"No one would give me a mirror, how bad is it?"
"Hell Garrus you were always ugly, just slap a little face paint on there and nobody will tell the difference" Garrus and Shepard; Mass Effect 2
"Connor, if you are reading this, I have failed to say goodbye as I wanted, but the time never seemed appropriate. I leave this land and all of its resources to you. I trust you now know this place has become something of great significance. A community to serve as an example of what this would-be-nation could become. But the larger and stronger it grows, the more fragile and difficult to defend it becomes. I hope your friends who are birthing this infant country understand this truth. Your unwavering tenacity and honesty have burdened you with responsibility far greater than any one man should bear. But you, if anyone, are capable. You have given an old man hope that all is not lost, and for that I thank you. I ask that you lay my bones to rest on the hill overlooking the water, there is no other place on this earth I'd rather be. I am grateful to have met you, knowing you will guide this land and these people to a better future. Yours in brotherhood, Achilles." Achilles Davenport; Assassin's Creed 3
What do we do?"
"The only thing we can. We fight. Or we die." Commander Shepard and an unnamed poltician Mass Effect 3
"When I worked on the Presidium, every day I would stare up at the top and say to myself: I'm going to go up there. But I never did, there were one-hundred and thirty-seven regulations telling me I couldn't. "
"So did you get them changed?"
"No. I just decided that now, I don't give a damn." Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian; Mass Effect 3
"And the last thing the Reapers here before they die... will be the last voice of the protheans sending them to their grave!" Javik; Mass Effect 3
"May you find the peace in death that you could not find in life."
"I'm not looking for peace!" Bane and Batman; Batman Arkham; Origins
"We will kill them all." Optimus Prime; Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" Optimus Prime: Transformers (in every damn version of the guy. Its practically his motto)
"Look underneath the underneath" Kakashi Hatake; Naruto
Is the future of our race not worth one human life?"
You'll never stop at one! I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!" Megatron and Optimus Prime; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
"I. AM. MEGATRON!" Megatron; Transformers (2007 film)
"With great Power, comes great responsibility." Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Who would you be without me Prime?"
"Time to find out." Megatron and Optimus Prime; Transformers: Dark of the Moon
"I still got my NEST friends out there. I'mma round 'em up. We'll find your girlfriend, and bring this guy in."
"Why are you helping me?"
"...'cause that asshole killed MYfriends too." Sam Whitwicky and Epps; Transformers Dark of the Moon.
How did you know I wouldn't kill you?"
"Truth be told, Master... I didn't. I took a leap of faith." Altair I'bn La Ahad and Al Mulin; Assassn's Creed.
This was on my beta's profile and it was so good I just absolutely HAD to re-post this as he raises some very interesting and cool points. I happen to agree with it 100% I may add to this in the future. My beta's user name is Nimbus Llewelyn. The following were on his profile page. This is a character analysis and breaks down efficiently why we BOTH love these characters.
Tony Stark: Genius, Billionaire, Playboy (Reformed), Philanthropist. It says so much about him and so little. Sure, he's all of the above, but he is far more. This is a guy who has issues to spare, whose snark was largely conceived and operates as a defence mechanism, who really cares for people, just happens to be very bad at showing it. He can be a dick, yes, but this is a man who will go all the way for people he cares about. If he sees someone he considers his being hurt, woe betide the person doing the hurting. He's arrogant, sure, but that masks the strength of will that can move mountains. This is the guy who, in the comics, chewed out Odin for sitting back and doing nothing, then when the Allfather assumed he was asking for divine intervention, he retorted brilliantly. "I don't want your blessing, Odin. I want your workshop." He has depth that is a lot of fun to explore. That and while I am nowhere near as smart and have had a far better home life, I can empathise with him on a number of levels.
Loki Odinson/Laufeyson: Ah, Loki. Possibly the biggest break out villain in history. He has style, charm, snark and brains. It's hard not to like that. In fact, it's very hard not to compare him to his mirror image, Tony. He's sympathetic, yet he's capable of horrifying brutality, he's vulnerable, yet he's capable of taking people apart with just words, well chosen words. He's like an Asgardian (or technically, a Jotun) Hannibal Lecter, with a more sympathetic side. And that latter part is arguably what makes him so dangerous. You can't help but feel sorry for him, but you can't let up for a second. I can see more than a little bit of myself in him, like Tony, so that makes it easier to empathise with him. But he's still evil.
That said, I think he's capable of redemption, and that's the path I'm taking in Child of the Storm. But the thing is, even if he breaks free of his madness and comes to love his family again, and treat humans with respect, his madness will have left a mark. He is still exceptionally dangerous, still deadly, and there is still that hidden capacity for cruelty, rage and destruction. And COS!Loki knows this and keeps it under careful control. But he's also a wild card still in that he will do what he feels necessary to fight the good fight. He is still Loki. His deeds were his own - Thanos did get his mental claws into him, as I see it, but all he did was accelerate Loki's madness down the path it would previously have taken. All he did was make him madder, faster - and he has a lot of repenting to do. But he'll do it his way. He is Wildfire. He is Chaos. And he will follow his nature, for good or ill.
Thor Odinson: The Mighty Thor. Thor the Brave, Thor the Heroic, Thor the Good. It's very easy to like him, because he's warm, open and a very smiley personality. That's part of the reason that the worst accusations levied at him in fandom post Thor that I've ever come across are that he's amiably moronic. Which is, in my opinion, wrong. Sure, he's very bad with modern technology, but that's because he hasn't really encountered it before. Asgard is in a state where most of the functions of technology are performed by magic. And look at how he explains the Nine Realms to Jane. She is an extremely clever astrophysicist (and that's one of the things he admires about her), and he's able to introduce something new to her, without coming across as condescending. He also manages to identify each of the Nine Realms in images from Hubble by sight, which is pretty damn impressive.
He's warm, heroic, loyal, clever (by ordinary human standards) and fair. Sure, he started out as an arrogant jerk, and I doubt he would dispute that. But even then, all he needed to learn was a little humility, to get a little perspective. He was a diamond in the rough. He's the sort of friend you wish you had and you know you could rely on to give you the shirt off their back in a heartbeat if they thought you needed it, and damn the consequences. You can tell that by the way he honestly loves his family and his girlfriend. He'd move the heavens and the Earth for them - and probably could, too. Though it isn't displayed in the films, Thor is a major league powerhouse.
And not only that, but he gives a fascinating outsiders perspective on humanity. In many ways, he is very like Superman would be if he had been raised by Jor-El and Lara - a little alien, made a little remote by his nature and his raw power, maybe a little arrogant, but good hearted, curious and honestly wanting to help. There is a lot to explore with him, a lot of history, a lot of mythology, and that generally gets overlooked by writers and fans alike.
Natasha Romanov: the beautiful but deadly Black Widow. Where to even start? She's a spy, one of the best, and there are vast expanses of her past to explore, let alone her character. She's a writers gift, a strong, popular, well known character who has a lot more to her than meets the eye. And she has issues. Oh, she has issues. This was shown best in Paul Cornell's Black Widow: Deadly Origin (a must for all Widow fans, comic savvy and not comic savvy alike), which explored her past, her progression from person to weapon to person again, her status as an immortal (thanks to the Infinity Formula), and the fact that even she has people she loves. She's not infallible, she's flawed, she's brave, she's brilliant, she's deadly and she's looking for redemption. She's a strong, compelling heroine, the sort that Joss Whedon is so good at and the sort the world needs more of.
Bruce Banner: He's literally a writer's goldmine. If you know the character, you know what I mean. All I will say is that you shouldn't underestimate the Bruce Banner persona because he doesn't have the raw power of the Hulk. As shown brilliantly in recent comics, and arguably in The Avengers, Banner is by far the more dangerous personality. And then there's Betty Ross... Yes, a lot of material to explore.
Steve Rogers: The Man Out Of Time. Like Thor, he's something from another age, who epitomizes honor and chivalry in the very best senses of both words. And yet, unlike Thor, there is so much pain there. Everything and everyone he knew is dead or dying, most particularly, the woman he loved. There is nothing left of the world he knew, yet he fights on for a world he knows almost nothing about, against foes that defy the imagination, simply because that is who he is. The thing that makes Captain America great isn't his strength or his shield. It's being Steve Rogers.
Peter Parker: The Amazing Spider-Man. The ultimate coming of age story. The most beloved hero of them all. The hero who is so strong, yet so very human at the same time. He's brave, he's very intelligent, he's hilariously funny, yet like every slightly awkward young man, a bit nervous around girls he likes, believably flawed, but also with a great heart that comes from being Peter Parker, not from being Spider-Man. And that's why I think Superior Spider-Man is a disaster. You can't put just anyone in the mask and expect them to be Spider-Man the way he is meant to be. It has to be Peter. Miles Morales is also a good Spider-Man, but he's a good Spider-Man his way.
Mary Jane Watson and Pepper Potts: I'm not doing these two together because I think they are any less significant than those mentioned above. Far from it. Nor do I think they are the same. I think they're very similar, however. These are two smart, brave, loyal, loving women with their own agency, who pick their path and take no bullshit from anybody. They are the strong ones in their respective relationships. Peter and Tony need them. Not the other way around. But they don't take advantage of this, they don't use it to manipulate them or browbeat them. No, they love them.
Also, both kick unholy amounts of ass. Mary Jane has, in the comics, beaten the crap out of the Chameleon with a baseball bat, having figured out that the master impersonator wasn't her husband as soon as he kissed her, and taken self-defense lessons from Captain America. She's an actress, yes, and a good one, who has to struggle against the assumption that beautiful means brainless. She really isn't. She is genuinely very clever. Sure, she's a model, who does photo shoots in lingerie, but you know what? She does it because she wants to and she will never, ever apologize for it. And that makes her brilliant.
Pepper runs, in the films, one of the richest companies on the face of the planet, and did for about ten years before it was actually handed over to her, while simultaneously making sure Tony didn't self destruct. And when she got given the company and doubtless had to face accusations that she slept her way to the top, she doubtless faced them as she faced everything else - with grace, poise and a sense of humor that is just as razor edged and much more subtle than her ex-employer/current boyfriend's. She is Tony's equal and he loves her for it.
Sure, neither of them is the same level of genius as their partner, but they don't need to be. They don't need to compete. Because they're bloody brilliant in their own ways.
Also, redheads. Redheads are good.
Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden: One of the biggest badasses in all of fiction. And also one of the ones you just want to give a hug because his luck is worse than Peter Parker's. For those who are unfamiliar, he's a wizard. Wielder of cosmic forces. One of the Wise. He's also a PI who lives in a basement apartment with no hot water because his powers mess with electricity and is a geek who will yell 'Meep Meep' while running away from an insane Faerie Queen - a being several magnitudes of order more powerful than him - after pinching something vital to a ritual she's performing, and quote Star Wars and the Princess Bride and many other things at any and every opportunity.
But like Tony Stark, the unending stream of snark is a defense mechanism. He was an orphan at six, grew up in the care system, then got adopted by a wizard. All great and Harry Potter like so far. Oh, no, wait, that wizard? A Warlock. A Wizard gone bad, and not in the cute Death Eater sort of way, as in insane servant of Eldritch Abominations who tries - and in one case, succeeds - to enslave his two wards, one of whom is Harry, the other of whom is his first love, Elaine. Both of whom are extremely powerful wizards.
His second love met a sticky end, and any other relationships or pseudo relationships have come crashing down around his ears. He's lost friends and loved ones, people he cares about have got hurt helping him, and there is a very large dose of self hatred in there. He could be a rich god with the sort of power he has. But he doesn't. Because it wouldn't help people. It wouldn't be right.
Here's where my additions begin:
Bruce Wayne/Batman:Oh, God where to start with this guy. First off, he's a mortal among gods, the people around him are capable of tremendous feats. From catching a falling plane to creating a solid shield of energy his ally's are so powerful that most men would feel inadequate standing next to them. Batman however is very capable of handling all of them and more in a fair fight.
Secondly his presence and his mission, the aura of mystique and mystery the guy gives off is something that makes him so compelling. This is because Batman is representing an ideal, the very incarnation of fear. He could be anything, anyone, you never know where he is going to strike from. He's at his peak physically and mentally, a master detective and dedicated to cleaning up his city. His intellect is what makes him so very deadly. Yet underneath all of the theatrics is a tragic story of a boy trying to honor his parent's memory while taking all the shit that destiny shovels in heaps in his face. Things NEVER go his way, and any happiness he might gain is eclipsed by the tragedy always nipping at his heels.
He poses a facade to the world as the charming Bruce Wayne and reveals an entirely different man to the streets of Gotham as Batman. The question is that which one is the real Bruce? The Bruce Wayne persona is the facade that the general public sees so that he can charm them and leave them before they can get to know him on a more personal level. As Batman, he is his deepest secrets incarnate: seeking revenge, never satisfied with just one villain put to justice, feels guilty that he could not save his parents even though he was just a boy.
Rachel Roth/Raven of the Teen Titans
Having been born as the half demon daughter of a world destroying demon known only as Trigon the Terrible, Raven had been forced to grow up much too quickly. When the monks of Azarath -the name of Raven's home dimension- realized that her powers were tied into her emotions they forced her to lock her emotions away through emotional isolation. They passed a law that dictated that nobody could show her any emotion what so ever, not even her own mother could get around this law. It quickly got to the point where she forgot how to show emotions outside of her signature deadpan sarcasm. When she met her team for the first time she had to relearn how to interact with people outside of stiff formality. With her destiny hanging over her head, she also learned what family truly means.
Aang/ Avatar: The Last Airbender
A twelve year old boy with a huge destiny, after running away from his destiny and the Southern Air Temple, he and his flying bison Appa, were frozen in a storm. They were freed one-hundred years later by a fourteen year old water bender called Kataraa, and her brother Sokka. Realizing that the balance of his world is in jeopardy, he must accept his destiny as the Avatar and restore balance to the four elemental nations of the Air Nomads, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Fire Nation. His people extinct, the Earth Kingdom barely surviving and the Fire Nation nearing victory, he must do whatever it takes to stop Fire Lord Ozai, and master all four elements before the summer ends and Sozin's Comet arrives. All the while attempting to find his place in a war torn world that he no longer recognizes.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze/ Assassin's Creed 2/Brotherhood/Revelations
Ah, Ezio. One of the most famous unsung heroes in video games. He was born in 1459, during the Renaisance. Until 1477, he lived a privileged life as a Florentine nobleman, known to historians and scholars of the time as a playboy, and trouble maker. But during the year 1477 all of that changed for the Italian. His father, Giovanni Auditore and his brothers Frederico and Puertorico Auditore, were murdered. Falsely accused of treason to the government of Firenze and manipulated by the Templars. Unknown to Ezio, his father was part of a legendary group of warriors: The Brotherhood of Assassins. Sworn enemies of the Order of the Knights Templar. At first the only thought Ezio had on his mind, was vengeance for his lost family. But as his travels took him across Italy, he began to see that the Templars had hurt far many more people than his small family. It was after this realization, that he formaly joined the brotherhood.
Over the course of his life, he was involved in many historical events, the Bonfires of Italy, The Death of the Pope Rodrigo Borgia, and even the rise of King Suluman over in Istanbul. He learned many hard lessons of love, life, liberty, vengeance, wisdom, teamwork, and time. he died of a heart attack at age sixty-five in 1524.
Edward Kenway/ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Okay, I realize I am probably going to get a ton of crap for this guy being on my favorite character's list but I LIKEthis guy. Edward Kenway was a pirate, estranged from his wife after he took her father's insults to personally, he left for the Caribbean to earn his fortune, he wrote home once a year, describing his exploits and his plans.
The game opens up with Edward's ship going down in flames, due to an Assassin who was planning to travel to Havana, and sell information to the Templar Grand Master stationed there. This information would cripple the Assassin's operations in the Caribbean, and lead to the Assassins eventual extinction in the area. Edward killed the Assassin traitor, and masqueraded as him in order to collect the reward. This is where people's problem with Edward begins. I'll put it bluntly, he. IS. SELFISH. FOR. THE MAJORITY. OF THE. GAME.That is the point of the ENTIRE game! He learns to accept the consequences of his selfishness, as his actions cause the people around him to abandon him. From his first quartermaster, Audiwale to his fellow pirate Benjamin Hornigold deserting to the Templar order, EVERYONE looses faith in him or dies before they can watch him change!
Oh, and change he does. After the death of his close friend James Kidd, A.K.A Mary Reed -who FUCKING DIES IN HIS ARMS! He resolves to better himself, and atone for his actions. The death of Mary Reed changed something in his fundamental make-up and he realizes that Mary was the ONLY. PERSON. IN. HIS. ENTIRE. LIFE.THAT. NEVER. LOSES. FAITH. IN. HIM. The death of such a close friend and confidant cut him deeply. This was the catylist that caused him to better himself. He began to change himself, in order to fulfill her faith in him. His long in coming "Heel Realization" cements how much he's grown and changed. The part that cemented it is for me is the following phrase from himself to Audewale. "I'm not an easy man to call a friend am I?" This was said in a guilty voice that belonged to a defeated and heartbroken man. The look of pride Edward's old Quartermaster gives him is worth more than mere words, when Edward says this: "For years now I've been running around and taking whatever I fancied. Never once giving a tinker's curse for who I've hurt." Edward's expression then changed to one of pain and guilt "and yet, here I am, with riches and a reputation, and yet when I turn around... and look at the course I've run... there is not a single man or woman I love left standing beside me."
Undeniably, the part I enjoyed the most of his new character however, was when he discussed with Al Tabaih -the Assassin's Mentor in South America- what the Creed has come to mean to him. " Maybe this Idea is only the seed of Wisdom, and not it's final form."
In short, while many people lost patience with Edward Kenway early in the game, his growth was phenomenal in the later sequences, and I came to LOVE watching him go through this journey.
Ms. Miranda Lawson/ Mass Effect 2 and 3
Miranda. The genetically engineered Cerberus Officer. A powerful biotic and natural leader, she is as deadly and elegant, as she is intelligent. Sound to good to be true? You might not think so after hearing her story. Her 'father' Henry Lawson created her from his own genetic material, and designed her to be the perfect human specimen. Miranda is somewhat regarded as a Mary Sue by the fandom. I have to respectfully disagree.
Point the First: In the scene she was introduced in she showed that she was willing to murder "Wilson" without so much as finding out what he knew. That alone removes her from being a Mary Sue, but if that isn't enough, let me tell you she has her own psychological issues.
Point the Second: There is almost nothing that she wouldn't do to protect her genetic twin Oriana. Miranda has been an invisible guardian. Keeping Henry away with her extensive network of informants and contacts.
Her insecurities are enough to rival even Jack's -who I will add to the page at a later date- and they are all stemming from her perfect genetics. Her performance needs to be impeccable, and she has a lot of pressure on her shoulders.
Fiercely loyal, incredibly lethal, and a very dangerous enemy, she is far from deserving of the flack she gets from the majority of fans.
Don't worry, more character analysis are still to come.
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