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August Flare
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:56:15 AM »

Name: August Flare

Age: 17

Species and Gender: Human Male

Symbol:  N/A

Occupation: 1st year Beacon Student

Appearance: August is relatively unremarkable, physically speaking.  He stands at an average 5'9", has short brown hair, and he has a fit and slender body shape.  Due to his lack of funds, even his best clothes are shabby and patchwork at best.  As such, he tends to wear his Beacon uniform at most opportunities if at all possible, because he wants to present himself as well as possible.  Unfortunately, this means that he has to clean his uniform more often, thus leaving it looking more and more worn as time goes on, just like the rest of his clothes.  If he must go out without his uniform (either because it would get ruined or if he needs to keep a low profile for whatever reason), he instead wears a patchy coat that's well-worn and even threadbare in a few places as well as a ragged pair of pants with a few rips and tears in places.

However, despite all these traits, there are two details that make August stand out against the masses.  Firstly, he has a "presence" about him.  When he moves, it is with clear purpose, and when others meet his gaze, they more often than not unconsciously step out of his way.  When he engages in conversation, those around him may find it difficult to step away until he dismisses them.  Whenever he looks at someone, it is difficult to ignore his gaze.

This leads to his second notable feature:  His eyes display an unusual bright orange color that shine with the ferocity of the sun.  His gaze is intense, almost always giving off the impression that he's silently judging whatever he's watching.  At the same time, his eyes betray nothing of his own thoughts, even as they seemingly bore into the very souls of those he's looking at. 

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Aura and Semblance: August's aura takes on a stark orange hue, and he has an above-average quantity.  However, due to his lack of prior training before getting accepted to Beacon, he has not learned any techniques or gained any particular proficiency in using it.  He intends to change this, but for now he is left with nothing more than basic defensive aura.

August's semblance is not all that impressive: it's little more than a single-target fear effect that, at best, can stop an opponent in their tracks.  To activate it, he only needs direct eye-contact with his target, though distance is a factor in how effective it is.  In short, the closer August is to the target, the stronger the effect, with the strongest effects taking place at around a conversational distance.  There are also many other factors that determine how effective his semblance is, such as the target's mood, disposition, tactical situation, moral standing, and potentially many more.  In general, though, the more superior August's position is compared to the target, the more effective the semblance is.  On top of that, once he has used it on a target, he can't do so again on the same target for at least ten minutes.  Furthermore, the effect only lasts so long as he maintains eye-contact, and can only use his semblance for about a minute at a time on any one target.

The degree of effect of August's semblance can be divided into stages.

At Stage 1, the minimum stage, the target feels a sense of foreboding.  If the target is trained in Aura detection, it might feel like the ping of a particularly dangerous enemy.  There is otherwise no other effect.

At Stage 2, August becomes an object of fear for the target.  While the target maintains eye-contact, they cannot willingly approach August, though they can otherwise move freely.  They can willingly break eye-contact at this point, but it takes a conscious effort to do so.

At Stage 3, the target suffers the same effects as above, but can no longer easily break eye-contact without outside influence.  The target can still move about and defend him/herself, so a clever victim could try to move to a place that breaks the line of sight (such as behind a rock or tree) or fling dirt into the eyes of either themselves or August. 

At Stage 4, the target suffers the same effects as above, but can no longer willingly move.  The only things the target can do of their own accord at this point is stand and speak.

At Stage 5, the target can no longer even stand, as the fear becomes so great that their legs turn to jelly and are forced to kneel before August.  This is the most severe stage, and it is not easily achieved.

(More to come, semblance not finished yet)

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« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 02:21:23 AM by ReaperJoe »
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