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Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:51 pm
[mod]Moving out of the Archives as the character is being actively used again.[/mod]
Also, seeing as how Kai does not have a Hazard Rank, I'll assign him one now.
Also, seeing as how Kai does not have a Hazard Rank, I'll assign him one now.
- Power: B-Rank
- Influence: B-Rank
- Resources: B-Rank
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- Kai LamEstablished Member
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» Name: Jian Yijun (meaning: "strong, indefatigable"; "harmonious ruler")
» Alias: Kai (meaning: "victory" (凱), "open" (開), mandarin)
» Age: 30 (DoB 18 May 2393)
» Gender: Male
» Association: Ex-Vanguard Chairman of Lux Orior; currently unaffiliated
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» Appearance Written:
One hundred years ago it would not have been a stretch to say Kai dressed a bit...uniquely. From eccentric hairstyle to peculiar clothing colors, he certainly fits in better in 2123 than 2023. However while dressing oddly may not be all that strange in modern times, the fact Kai is almost always garbed in black-tie clothing that stands out in the office building he used to work in, the modest apartment he lives in, and on the streets in between. Taught by his father to dress for the career he wants and not the job he works, Kai has long held the belief he should almost never wear casual clothing in public. He also believes sticking to one style is the best way to imprint himself into people's minds, which is why Kai tends to stick to a single primary attire color and hairdo.
Underneath all his visible clothing Kai wears a simple tight, ribbed undershirt grey in color that is both breathable and essentially invisible beneath the rest of his outfit. For his bottoms he prefers to wear loose-fitting boxer briefs for maximum comfort, which is important given how stuffy and high brow his outfit tends to be. Above the undershirt is a long sleeve button up dress shirt made of rare sea island cotton primarily white in color with gold outlines on the collar, bottom edge, and cuffs. The buttons are gold. For cufflinks, Kai tends to wear the same pair every day which was given to him by his father and take the shape of small green and gold crowns. With a taste for excellence, Kai has amassed quite a collection of high-end ties he wears interchangeably depending on his mood, day of the week, or event he plans on attending. However he is most commonly seen wearing a teal silk tie that goes uniquely well with the rest of his outfit.
Above his dress shirt is a solid black vest which is what really pushes his attire from "business" to "black-tie". Though tight fitting, it doesn't restrict his movements at all. Finally, the most prominent aspects of his usual outfit are the pine green blazer and slacks made of high-end worsted wool worn above all else that make him stand out in the thickest of crowds. The blazer is slim, has two moderately sized gold buttons, and more gold buttons on it's cuffs. The inside of the blazer is black and silk. Kai wears a pocket square which matches whatever tie he happens to have on at the time. His slacks are plain with flat fronts, and don't really stand out on their own. For shoes he primarily wears a pair of brown leather loafers.
Outside of how he dresses, what most stands out about Kai's appearance is his hairstyle. From front to back his hair is quite short, however it is grown out on the sides and kept neat in a green band on either side of his head. Kai's hair is black. His brown eyes are so dark they appear black, and the rest of his facial features are somewhat "sharp". Despite this, Kai's expression is usually soft yet determined, and not in the least bit aggressive. Beneath all his clothing and kind facial features lies a slim but strong body that is both muscular and wiry which, while perhaps intimidating to an average person, belies his real physical prowess due to his thinness.
Measuring in at a respectable five foot ten inches and weighing one hundred and fifty two pounds, Kai is about where he should be with the amount of muscle he has. Along with maintaining a healthy body, Kai also possesses very good and upright posture. Being raised on both a vegetarian diet and healthy lifestyle has made him focus on staying fit for both his own personal benefit, ie longer lifespan, as well as an advantage for going further in life.
Having grown up in a rather traditional household, Kai has been shaped by his parents to put emphasis on personal success by climbing the ladder of business and monetary affluence. Though not one to resort to less-than-savory or shady tactics, Kai is in fact quite willing to do almost whatever it takes to advance his career. This usually results in him merely working harder and longer than his peers and competition, but he is not beyond (albeit very rarely) committing perhaps unscrupulous actions to get what he wants. Despite this, Kai has never and likely wouldn't ever turn to truly criminal or, for lack of a better word, evil acts to further himself or his own prosperity.
One of his more obnoxious traits is how much he detests getting dirty or ruining whatever outfit he has on. This isn't necessarily related to vanity as much as it is to his frugality, meaning because he spends quite a bit of money on obtaining the highest-end clothing possible it just makes sense to him to be particularly meticulous about his attire and keeping it clean. Though just a minor characteristic, this aspect of his personality has actually landed him quite a few unfortunate situations. At one point when Kai was walking home from work on a rainy day, a car drove through a puddle on the side of the street which promptly comically splashed him and soaked his clothes. This resulted in him chasing the car to the end of the street, copying down the evil doer's licence plate, and then called the police to try to get them arrested.
Above all else, Kai works to the best of his abilities to be a good citizen and a better person. Though his childhood and schooling had focused on getting him to a strong career his father taught him to live a virtuous life, and to honor not just his country but the people in it as well. This is perhaps the most tenable facet of his character, and it shows in most everything he does. While he, as stated previously, does sometimes do things that would not be called the most honorable of actions, Kai always goes out of his way to help those in need. When walking to or from work if he ever chances upon a homeless person or beggar he makes sure to give them a generous donation not to feel good about himself, but to legitimately help those less fortunate than he. He has been described as having a good heart. While others may walk by just a bit faster when they witness a mugging or attack, he would interfere to the best of his ability.
Kai is the type of person to try to rescue the person in trouble or resolve whatever conflict is occurring. He has a desire to be a hero of sorts, like a graphic novel character. Not in the sense of dressing up in spandex and going on patrol to fight super villains. Kai just wants to do good, and be seen as someone who does good. Perhaps due to his upbringing reputation matters greatly to him, and the last thing Kai would want is to be known as unscrupulous or unkind.
Kai does seem to have a very active and strong decision-making ability. What this essentially boils down to is if ever was in this kind of situation, while he may not be able to completely predict what he would choose to do he can take solace in knowing he'd be able to decide rather quickly. Being able to make on-the-fly decisions has always been a tremendous boon to his career as it has allowed him to react to immediate and pressing changes or new developments without slowing down or worsening the situation. This has helped him garner respect from supervisors and employers which usually results in more responsibilities for himself, and thus swifter career advancement.
Politically speaking, Jian Yijun has always identified as somewhat middle-of-the-road. He isn't the type of person to hold extreme views on either side of the spectrum and is a firm believer in compromise in order to get through tough situations and solve complex problems in his community. As far as economics go Kai believes a free market that affords everyone equal opportunity to advance as much as their individual ability allows while simultaneously protecting and helping those who cannot is the best way to go.
Kai possesses indomitable ambition, though not in the typical sense. While it may present itself most obviously as trying to advance his career, in truth even gaining a high ranking position in business wouldn't satisfy him. The question then becomes what would satisfy him, which is something he's still yet to figure out. Even while doing things he enjoys, such as a hobby or eating a good meal, there is always a nagging feeling in the back of his mind that makes him want for something more. It is this same feeling which drives Kai to help people around him and go out of his way to assist those who cannot help themselves or are in danger. Though he has yet to really address whatever this is or what it means, it grows ever stronger and more impactful on the decisions he makes and the actions he commits to.
When it comes to women Kai has always been in a bit of an odd predicament. While in a business setting or an emergency he has absolutely no problem speaking to and communicating with those of the opposite sex, including engaging in small talk and physically interacting with them, in a casual or out-of-the-office situation he stiffens up and seemingly loses his cool. It's not that he doesn't want to do well with women, he's just never accrued any experience doing so as his entire life has been focused on academics and work. If a situation is bad enough there is a good chance he won't be able to maintain eye contact, will lose focus, and start saying, essentially, nonsense.
Due to the events in the Chaya Nation, Kai has grown hard-hearted and more intolerant of those he feels are working against the best interests of other people. He has little patience for ne'er-do-wells and can be quick to anger in their presence. Though he wouldn't describe himself as xenophobic, after witnessing and battling armies of Shadowfall and Demon World he has developed biases against demons.
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