» Name Of Character:
Calypso Asthavon» Link To Character: https://www.platinumhearts.net/t20921-calypso-asthavon-danava-of-dreams-and-nightmares-approved-1-5» Upgrading: Old
Due to her innate connection with every creature capable of forming dreams and desire, A side effect of passively feeding off of the sensations of other's wills to sustain herself,
senses the emotions of all that she
is connected to comes into contact with.
She has grown to a point where sensing emotions around her does not disturb her as it did when she was a child, being able to sense other’s feelings within herself, similar to how one would sense vibrations. With this method of sensing, she is capable of sensing how someone is feeling, as well as how much they are feeling it at any given time, even able to single out individual people’s emotional spectrums within a bustling crowd.
However, by focusing on a single person, she can get a far more detailed read on their emotions than if she simply passively felt it, getting a better idea of their current state. Like peering deeply into one soul, she can get a better read on these emotions, why they may be happening, and otherwise to help understand the individual all the better.Old
Fear, Become RealOld
With this ability, Calypso is able to change her body to become the worst fears of her targets in order to attack them. Of course, just because a target has an incredible fear, doesn’t mean they would automatically be crippled by the appearance of it, provided they had strong willpower. Calypso herself will not know the fear until it manifests, and even then it may become something only the target would truly, properly understand as their fear. Regardless of what shape it takes, it will be recognizable to the target as their fear, and if ill-prepared to face such a thing, they will react to it like they would their actual worst fear.
The manifestation will always form into some kind of offensive object that only targets the one who holds the fear, however Calypso is only limited to three people’s fears she has the ability to manifest, as it’s her own mass she has to use in order to create them, and any further would start impacting her battle capabilities.
Fog of Terror
Spreading her energy out as a dense fog in a radius around her, all who inhale it will experience symptoms of panic and paranoia. They will find themselves feeling anxious, distracted by slight noises, irrationally afraid of something watching them, pretty much any nasty thing the mind can conjure under the effects of intense panic, proving to be an effective way to disorientate a large amount of enemies, however this ability does not discriminate and thus will affect allies as well if there is no adequate measures to protect them in place first.
The more breaths taken within this fog (increasing in potency post by post), the more intense the symptoms become. However, those of a willpower level of Advanced or greater can push through the effects, or even not be affected by it.
Two posts worth of time not inhaling the fog will neutralize it’s effects.Old
Wrath of the Beast
As Calypso is a rather powerful demon who is deeply intimate with the usage of her own energies for the use of combat, creating blasts of energy is no sweat for her. Similar to (Perhaps even inspired by) a hollow’s offensive capabilities, Calypso has several methods in which she can use her energies in order to deal devastating damage to her foes.
One way is simply to condense a lot of her energies into a point of focus, a hand for example, and then letting loose a destructive blast in a straight line before her.
Another way is to instead concentrate these energies with high focus, packing them together into a small ball and throwing it, instead acting as a violent explosive to whatever she throws it at.
When loosed immediately, these have the capability of leveling a building or decimating a street, being capable of creating a lot of smaller, yet faster results in damage. However if Calypso manages to hold it longer, it will increase in power, capable of dealing far more damage, scaled with her power tier, however she must be charging for at least a post to increase the damage output.
For the charged variation of this ability comes another effect. Due to the nature of her energy, those with Adept willpower or weaker will experience a sort of deer-in-headlights phenomenon when looking at the blast, becoming frozen in place, entranced by the glow. Old
Shards of Agony
At will, Calypso can form crystal-like structures from her energies. Best put, these crystals are formed from
the sensations of her own sensations of
pain and agony.
mental energies forming a structure to represent such emotions and senses.
Despite looking like solid crystal, in reality they are structures made of thousands of needle-like forms, forming together into a form she wishes, be it crystalline blades, or additions to her own body.
These will not hurt her, considering they are forged from her own pain and thus are of her. Due to being created by sensation manifested from her self, they will not harm her.
Though due to the manner of their construction, the actual crystals are not very strong, and are rather brittle and capable of shattering, so application as a melee weapon isn’t very effective. However, the plus to this is that the tiny fiber-like structures are extremely sharp, and when shattered they will fly to embed themselves into anything with incredibly sharp needles, their physical form fading not long after inflicting harm on their target.
however due to the nature of them being created out of mental energies from sensations, they will fade soon after, so there is no danger of having any stuck in you for very long. Old
Calypso does not cry normal tears. Rather, instead, due to her gentle nature and wishes to help others, this facet of her has become a source of healing and comfort. Through golden tears that spill from her eyes whenever she cries, she is able to revitalize, numb the pain of, and otherwise aid the healing process in any being who consumes them.
The tears must be consumed in order to work, when consuming these sweet tears the consumer will feel whatever pain in their body ease, their injuries being pushed to heal slightly faster than normal, and otherwise will act as a bit of a health boon.
These aren’t potent enough to be viable in combat, but they can at the very least act as an incredibly good painkiller.
Calypso herself is unable to gain any benefits from this ability.
Essence of the Beyond
The blood of Calypso is not exactly blood. In reality, the networking of the brilliant blue fluid that flows throughout her body is pure, raw emotion that she has passively fed on from other beings in order to sustain her form, running through her much like blood.
manifested metaphysical energy, something Calypso naturally produces and thus uses to sustain her physical form in the material realm.
However, to other beings, this essence of her’s is more akin to an incredibly strong hallucinogenic if in any way ingested.
If consumed by other creatures, makes contact with another’s wounds, or otherwise entering another being’s body, it will induce a sort of high emotional state, disturbing normal though processes and reasoning, going beyond mere intoxication in terms of it's effects on another person,
it will cause the subconscious mind to spill into the conscious one, inducing a sort of waking dream state. Whatever their subconsciousness holds will spill out before them,
in addition to other symptoms such as disorientation, disassociation, feelings of warmth, and possibly more depending on how much of her essence
Those of higher focus and willpower could get through this state relatively undisturbed if they put their minds to it, but otherwise the consumer will just ride through these symptoms for at least an hour, or more depending on the amount consumed. Old
A natural and essential ability of her’s, Calypso is able to manifest her will in spaces in which other's wills and emotions are present,
in the metaphysical plane,
typically to enter the space of other’s dreams in order to consume. Calypso must be asleep for this ability to work, as the easiest entry
into the space of mentality is indeed
into such spaces is sleep for her
. Her body whilst in this state however, does not look like how it does in the real world, instead looking like a bright, vaguely humanoid shape. If she is in another's dreamscape, she can very easily be ejected with a mere wanting for her to not be there.
In this form, she naturally feeds on the raw sensation felt within these spaces by the other wills occupying them
she naturally collects metaphysical energy in order to sustain herself, passively collecting it
as she exists in them
Spaces connected to dreams, like those of memory, are also accessible to her, however she may need to meet certain conditions in order to dip into them. However, more personalized or deeper spaces, such as other's subconscious minds, aren't nearly as easy to access and will have greater stipulations preventing her from doing so.Old
Shriek of the Depths
The eyes upon Calypso’s form open to reveal they have transformed into mouths, containing what looks to be an endless dark void. By using her own voice as a catalyst for the attack, these mouths will act in tandem, releasing an energy laden shriek, acting like a sudden explosion around her. The maximum radius of this attack is determined by her tier, however within the first 10 meters or so will be the most absolutely decimated by the blast, akin to being next to a powerful bomb.
20-30 meters out is a more survivable range, however comes an additional effect - first it starts out as a simple ringing in the ears, but depending on the target’s focus, it can turn into a manner of different sounds, ranging from a light distraction to a debilitating state of something scratching at and whispering inside of your head. Old
Desire, Become Real
Realized by training performed by her elder sister, as well as the empowering consumption of her body, Calypso is capable of granting wishes. However, there are very tangible rules to this ability, the most notable being:
1) Calypso is unable to use this ability to create or destroy matter. She only can affect things that exist.
2) Calypso is unable to violate the grand laws and order with this ability. For example, she cannot wish for the vacuum of space to be hospitable or for an entire realm to vanish.
3) Calypso is unable to fundamentally change the nature of a being or object. For example, she can’t wish a character to become another race, become stronger/weaker, or wish them back to life/kill them. As for objects, she cannot wish for water to become, say, gold.
4) Calypso is unable to deal or take absolutes. (Ex. Immortality, Invulnerability, Divinity)
The usual way Calypso would be to use this ability is to spread her hand out, focus her energies, and state her wish aloud. She has to actually want what she wishes for, so if she were to be forced to wish for something terrible or against her morals, the wish will not work. She must state her wish out loud, through spoken words, or else it will not work.
The bigger the wish, the more energy of her’s it will take to accomplish it. For example, simply asking for mundane objects is not a problem at all, they simply will be retrieved and teleport to her, however if there are significant protective barriers between her and the object, as to keep it safe, it will be all the harder or even impossible for her to attain it, requiring far more time and focus to break through.
Using wishes on other lifeform’s bodies, such as to restore them, is also a tricky feat, in that she has to be very careful what she wishes for, on top of it being incredibly time consuming to use this ability to affect other creatures.Old
Shape of Desires
Calypso’s body is far grander than one would think, her usual appearance merely being the one she ordinarily settles with. Her true body is completely formless and metaphysical, though to a certain extent is able to be called for at will. She cannot manifest her entire body as it is incomprehensibly big, thus she has to have an actual shape in mind for whatever amount of her body she wishes to use, typically using the imaginings of animals or mythical creatures as a basis for a complete transformation, or even partial morphs.Calypso’s body has the unique property in that it can be quite easily morphed into other shapes. Her consciousness blankets the entirety of her flesh, allowing for consistency when it comes to morphing her body for specific purposes. With her high skill in manipulation of her form, she is able to shape her body at will, capable of doing things such as sprouting additional limbs, changing existing limbs into other shapes, and more. Typically her shift in appearance is seen in both parts of her body changing depending on how she feels, to her entire appearance permanently morphing as a result of a major change in her mentality.
Think of her body like an entirety of conscious, self-morphing clay. If she puts her mind to a particular shape, her body will follow suit, taking or removing any mass required to create the shape. With her mastery of control over her own body, she can fluidly transform from one state to another, provided it isn’t too big. Larger bodies will require more focus and time to create, but overall are limited to what Calypso can imagine.
However, her capabilities reach into full body morphs, as well. Calypso is able to change her shape into beastly forms, however she must have a desired shape in mind to possess the characteristics of. For example, if she wishes to become small and agile, her form shapes into a creature (or a hybrid of several) she would imagine to be so, in this case a rabbit, however she wouldn’t look like or be a rabbit exactly, merely taking on the characteristics of one to fulfill the desire to be shaped that way.
However, larger forms require more energy to sustain, naturally as larger bodies need more in them to keep them going.Old
Possessive Infection (Mental)
An ability manifested through the sheer amount of intense emotions Calypso experienced, coupled with her stronger will in order for it to spread out and affect those around her. Be it agony, sadness, madness, or ecstacy, Calypso is able to spread her extreme emotions out in the form of a mist around her, and any who inhale it will in turn feel those same emotions. For example, if Calypso were enraged and she used this ability in a crowd, the crowd in turn will also throw into a frenzy of yelling, angered patrons. The effects of this is scaled with Calypso’s Willpower vs any around her who inhale the mist, due to it being her basically pushing others to step into her shoes. Any who are two levels below her with absolute certainty being affected by it. Lesser effects to any one under her, capable of still controlling themselves, and no effect to any above her.
If removed from the mist, the target will immediately stop feeling the extreme emotion, likely only being left with mental fatigue from experiencing such powerful sensations.Old
A materialization of her will to guard herself and others, this ability takes the form of a translucent shield, strongly resembling a flower. With Calypso’s level of skill, she is able to make it any shape she desires, however the standard size of it would be enough to hide a few people behind it, she can increase it in size with focus and channelling more of her energies into it. Calypso must be focused on keeping the shield active and fed with energy, or else it will dissipate. It can withstand many attacks, however some more powerful blasts may lead to it completely shattering very quickly.
To break it...
Grandmaster-level attack: 1-2 strikes Master-level attack: 2-3 strikes
Elite-level attack: 4-6 strikes
Advanced-level attack: 6-9 strikes
Adept-level attack: 10+ strikes
Beginner and Untrained-level attacks: Unable to break.Old
A more static version of Protective Will, Enveloping Will is similar in protective capabilities, however is far more geared to trapping or containing things than to be fluidly used as a shield in combat. Caly’s energies wrap around a subject, forming an incredibly sturdy bubble around them. Though difficult, someone or something stuck in this bubble can break it if enough force is applied to it (Scaling below).
The bubble also has a secondary property in that it is able to keep objects in a sort of stasis, for example, if she placed a candle inside of the bubble, the flame would still be active, yet the wax would not melt. This property does not affect organics or those of spiritual power, however.
To break it…
Grandmaster-level attack: 1 strike Master-level attack: 2 strikes
Elite-level attack: 5 strikes
Advanced-level attack: 7 strikes
Adept-level attack: 10+ strikes
Beginner and Untrained-level attacks: Unable to break.Old
Light of Defiance (Story/Plot Energy)Old
Amidst her intensive training with her mother, within the space of dreams, her mother bombarded her with Death Energy, leaving her either to die, or live. Through raw emotion and determination to survive, Calypso defied the very idea of dying, causing a remarkable reaction - the deathly energy being burned into her body had it’s very nature changed, instead becoming something to aid her, an energy that reflected her will to defy death itself. This power is forever rooted to her soul, the desire to live solidifying it’s grasp within her.
Due to this energy existing within her, she is unable to ever possess Death Energy or anything similar to death - it is a concept that can never have a place in her being.
Light of Defiance - Incinerate (Story/Plot Ability)ADDED
The first manifestation of this light rooted within Calypso, taking the shape of burning white flames. These flames were created with the desire to ‘burn’ away the negativity in other beings, and that is exactly what they do. They act as a sort of purification method, when used on another being they will actively seek out to burn away the negativity in their being, be it in the shape of a curse, their soul being tainted, or otherwise anything acting to corrupt them. The main person in mind for this ability’s creation was her mother, Mana Asthavon, a being so entrenched in the darkness of her concept that she had been decaying to madness itself for quite a number of years.
However, maintaining the flame for too long can be incredibly harmful to Calypso, notably burning at her form the more she uses it, but even without the burning the power itself is quite exhausting to exercise for too long.
(Realized part of her Atma Vatou was written around an ability that was being dropped so im just dropping that section from it and relabeling another part)
» Atma Vatou Name: Staff of Duality
» Atma Vatou Appearance: (What does your Atma Vatou look like?)
» Atma Vatou Abilities: This weapon created amidst the training in hell she received from Liu is a powerful one, as it represents the full realization and manifesting of both her concepts into one weapon, tasked to work together in order to survive and thrive. The weapon is a literal extension of Calypso herself, and thus it doesn’t operate like a typical weapon - She can abruptly change it’s shape and path of directory, call it back to her hand immediately, and wield it as if it were a part of her own body. Calypso is the only one who is capable of touching or wielding this weapon, as it is a manifestation of metaphysical concepts - It would just pass through the hands of anyone else who would attempt to wield it.
This weapon has three distinct forms, all of which have their own abilities, being the following:
Dream State: This state of the staff is the most naturally inclined to her
and as such is used as a focus point and amplifier for Calypso’s magic abilities. For example, if she wished to use her ability Bladed Agony, rather than forming a crystal-like
, the crystallization of her energies occurs at rapid real time around the top of the staff, and once swung would release a rapid barrage of focused needle-like crystals at an opponent. However, she would sacrifice the sheer amount of crystals the traditional use of the ability would create for more a smaller, more potent, focused and easier to conduct version of the ability. While this same manner of effect wouldn’t ring true for each and every ability, the main idea is for Calypso to have much better control over the ability, as well as higher potency as a result, using the staff as a focus point, rather than using it how she typically would.
Nightmare State: This version of the staff morphs it into the weapon that the feared Demon Queen, Mana, typically wields - A scythe. However rather than being a cut and dry scythe, the weapon’s blades are instead made of malleable purple energies that can be grown, shrunk, or increase in number at will (As in, the actual number of blades manifesting upon the single weapon. Ex: Can shape itself to become a full double-sided scythe), as well as the shape of the staff. Regardless of size, the scythe is a potentially deadly weapon, capable of causing serious damage in direct combat situations, being scaled to her skill in the demonic magics.
Dream State: This state of the staff is empowered by one of Calypso’s more intense desires converted into power - The fervent desire to live, defying death itself. Her staff gains the ability to wield and only wield the Light of Defiance that exists within her, at a greater potency than she can typically wield it. Whatever abilities the Light has grown and developed, this state of her staff can wield them with greater strength than if she performed it normally.
Now, Calypso cannot cycle between these states endlessly.
The neutral state of the staff is the default and is always the default upon summoning, but if she, for example, switches to the Dream State, she cannot just flip back to neutral or switch to Nightmare State willy nilly. The staff's switching state is forced into a cooldown of 1 post before she's able to switch again, meaning the state of the staff is locked in whatever state she switches to until the cooldown is over. The default state of this staff is always the Dream form, and thus will always start on it. The initial switch can happen instantaneously, but she is unable to switch back as quickly, typically taking a post to cool down before she can switch again. Ex: (START)Neutral -> Dream -> Cooldown -> Nightmare -> Cooldown -> Neutral» Why:
A lot of these were old and poorly reflective of my current writing, as well as Calypso's current power level, or just overall unsatisfactory. So I rewrote them.» Extra:
Yay, better writing.