K A R K A T || || V A N T A S TRUE AGE:
RAGE: Karkat has a very, very short temper. In fact, it would be easier to say that his temper is always lit off. However, his rage is pretty shallow; it is simply how he deals with the world on a day to day basis. He doesn’t really have a lot of hate in his heart, he just overly projects himself because on the inside, he’s scared. He’s constantly scared.
LEADER: He likes to think of himself as a leader; and in reality, he is a surprisingly effective one. He’s no stratetigest, true; but he is also not a very complicated person. As such, he sees things plainly and following his directions tends to just be easier than not. So, things will definitely get done when he’s in charge; but most likely not on a personal level as much as the group’s objective. He’s a sucky motivator and not especially charismatic; but that simply isn’t his style.
LOVE: Karkat has a strange belief when it comes to love. Surprisingly, he is very knowledgeable in how relationships work and how to make them work; when he’s not raging, anyway. He believes that there are truly four kinds of deep relationships that people can form, as explained below. Each is either represented by either red, which means what we think of as “love”, or a black, which means something similar to what we think of as “hate”. However, Karkat believes that this represents something similar to love but thrown into the black area; kind of a love through hate. The other two distinctions are active and platonic. Platonic relationships are ones that remain consistent in a person’s life and are not their active relationships. Active relationships tend to change frequently; and they are stronger than platonic bonds.
Matesprite: A person’s matesprite, represented with the heart symbol, is the closest thing to what humans call “love”. This is the “reddest” kind of emotion that he believes people can feel. It is an ACTIVE relationship, and could be compared to “true love”.
Moirail: A person’s Moirail is their greatest empathizer and best friend. This is a red relationship, represented by a Diamond, and is a PLATONIC relationship. Usually because this relationship remains constant in a person’s life. This relationship could be most closely described as a best friend; however, it is truly more than that. Moirail’s “complete” one another. For example, if one person is very wild and free and constantly happy, they could become moirail’s with someone who is very strict and disciplined and perhaps very sad. In this case, the very free person would alleviate the spirits of their strict partner, and their strict partner would help them come more to order. This isn’t always the case; sometimes, one person merely completes their moirail and the condition is one sided. However, if the Moirailship is corrupted or an incorrect pairing, it can greatly harm or upset one or both of the parties involved.
Auspistice: A person’s Auspistice is a three way relationship. This is represented by a club. The relationship is black and PLATONIC. This relationship is between two people who, otherwise, would become kismesis; as explained below. However, the difference between Kismesis and Auspistice is that there is a mediator in the later. A kind of go between for the two parties that keeps them on civil terms with one another. However, this is another case that can be very taxing on a person and the mediator in particular.
Kismesis: Finally, there is a person’s kismesis. This is represented by a spade. It is the BLACKEST relationship and is the most ACTIVE. Essentially, this would be similar to one's arch-nemesis. However, it is deeper than that. Both parties must recognize the Kimesis, and live on strange terms. They are enemies, yes, but they are also lovers in a way, because this bond is created through the intense amount of hate they have for one another. He believes this intense bond is the basis for his belief in Kismesis.
LONER: However, despite his extensive knowledge of romance and the "Four Quadrant System"… Karkat only has one of those areas filled. He has a moirail, Gamzee Makara. Gamzee's normally chillaxed attitude is in contrast to Karkat's very active one. They are very good friends, and when Gamzee loses his composure, Karkat knows how to cool him down, in the ancient art of the shoosh-pap.
REASON: Karkat has a difficult time befriending others. Most are turned off by his constant yelling and seeming to be constantly overactive. However, there is a reason for all this. He has never had a guardian beast. Or rather, none would ever take him. He'd search for one and search for one, but they all either denied him or ran from his presence. Thus, he's never had any kind of integral thing, unlike many other Sugiura. This is what has rendered him so bitter towards pretty much everything in life; as finding a guardian beast is his dream… a dream none will allow him to achieve. That and someday filling his quadrants.
SCYTHE: His preffered weapon is his hand scythe. He prefers this weapon because it is like him; unaccepted by all but a few and usually chopping heads off without paying much attention.
MENTAL BREAKDOWNS: He finds transracial personal displays of affection appalling. It can make him so uncomfortable that he could have a mental breakdown if someone slapped him with a wedding ring before making out with their demon boyfriend. He doesn't know who his parents were, and while he may say he doesn't care to know them, he does wonder at times. Also, he has no problems with incest, interestingly; and isn't sure why anyone else would be against it, as he knows its gone great for his race so far.Sugiura Class:
General AppearanceAPPEARANCE: ANIMALISTIC TRAITS:
Karkat’s natural animal affinity is the hippopotamus. It is the reaon for the grey nature of his skin, the largeness of his eyes, and the nubby horns on his head like someone misplaced his hippo teeth. At the very least, it is speculated it is a hippo… the second choice is much more… Eldricth. APPEARANCE AGE:
LACK OF A GUARDIAN BEAST: Karkat does not have a Guardian Beast… but he has always been wanting one, even to the point his spirit started to reflect this desire. As a result, this has left a special void within him. This void makes it so that he himself does not give off any energy whatsoever; he is virtually undetectable. Thus, he’s very difficult to catch and follow, but he must drain reishi from the air around him in order to use Sugiuran Spells and Kidō, as well as keeping himself alive spiritually. If there is no reishi in the area around him, Karkat dies.
KNIGHT OF BLOOD: This is one of Karkat’s unique abilities; it is his armor. His armor becomes released in levels; these levels are always represented by his blood color changing completely, as well as changing his speech patterns to whatever that color is. It takes a post to move 2 spaces up or down the spectrum; so, if he was using Orange, he could either go down to dark red and back up to orange, or up to green in the same post.
DARK RED: This is the first level of Karkat’s armor. This makes his armor appear in the first place; it is strong enough to deflect most minor ceros.
ORANGE: This is the second level of Karkat’s armor. It improves the armor further, and changes his blood to an orangish/brownish color. This can even ward off some low level Kidō, in addition to minor cero.
YELLOW: This is the third level of Karkat’s armor. It is the first armor with an actual use; in addition to creating the armor around him, it also makes his harder to pierce through its yellow hues. However, slashing attacks with more than low power will pierce right through it. The normal armor is slightly stronger than Orange.
GREEN: This is the fourth level of Karkat’s armor, and the highest level he has achieved so far. This turns his blood into a medium green hue. His blood becomes reasonably harder to pierce through, up to moderate powered slashing/cutting attacks, and his outer armor can withstand up to medium level attacks.
LIGHT BLUE: ???
DARK BLUE: ???
Karkat knows most of the lower level Sugiura Spells, as well as Kidō up to level 40. It’s his best long range option and he’s worked at it a good bit. SACRED WEAPON:
TRUSTY SCYTHE: This is Karkat’s only physical attacking mechanism; his trusty field scythe. His scythe is quite powerful; as it is an ancient artifact weapon. Specifically, It is constantly able to move at a rate of 800 mph, due to the excess amount of energy contained and constantly moving within it. In fact, if Karkat isn’t careful while using it, it can even end up sending HIM flying along with it.
NO GUARDIAN BEASTORIGIN:
N/AGUARDIAN BEAST’S WORLD:
KYUU KYOU APPEARANCE: N/A
MYSTIC EYES: N/A
KYUU KYOU APPERANCE: N/A
Alter Appearance: N/A
Alter Personality: N/A
Alter Powers: N/A
PAST AND ROLEPLAY SAMPLE
My blood is so red…
A rogue, a being of the wilds; this is Karkat Vantas. His beginnings are very humble… rather, he never had anyone to examine him during it. With only his strange scythe beside him, he grew up in the wilds of the Sugiuran Land. He never found anyone that could be identified as a parent figure to himself, nor did he find any true companions. This greatly saddened him, but he never allowed it to get him down. Rather, he forced his head up higher to search ever harder; eventually coming to an age where he thought it likely for him to have one.
However, he could not be more wrong. After the fifth one he found over the painstaking effort of years merely turned away from him and floated off into the distance without saying a single word… Karkat’s rage broke. The nearby animals never had a chance as Karkat, tears running down his face, began slashing up the nearby wildlife with reckless abandon, screaming out as loud as he possibly could the entire time, thing that if written would both be in all caps and be necessessiting the highest amount of censorship. In any case, he left a huge bloody mess in his path.
On his chest, four slashes from animals formed the sign of Cancer on his chest. Of course, having never been educated properly, Karkat had no way of knowing what it was. All he knew is that when he looked down, his blood was clearly a dark red. He had awaked to himself; unlocked his potential as a knight, a very small amount. He merely got even more enraged, before his body gave out, and hi torso slammed into the ground as he curled up into a little ball. This rage he had would get him nowhere, he knew that. But no one would accept him. Not a one. None at all...
Wondering, always wandering. Learning about three other types of armors that he had. His rage had been somewhat subsided by having a particular someone to talk to, but he still had an extremely short fuse. Thus, he could only continue his quest to find the one who will be his Guardian Beast… the one who would complete him.
General Speed: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
Weapon Skill: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
Sugiura Magic: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
Animal Instincts: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
Martial Arts: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
Alter Control: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner