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May. 10th, 2027 03:07 pm
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Alastor can be a tricky muse, between the blend of serious and goofy and his nature as a character from two different series. Anything to say about how I'm playing him? Feel free to leave a comment with constructive criticism here! (Note: this journal is exclusively for the anime version, who has major differences from the games version.)

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Jun. 9th, 2024 08:42 pm
superstylishsquid: (Uh-huh interesting.)
This is Alastor. I'm a bit busy right now, but leave a message and I'll get back to you when I have a chance.
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Between Alastor's telepathic/empathic abilities and the fact that he literally lives in the movies, it's very easy to cross into infomodding with him. So to avoid that, I have here a handy little permissions post for these abilities.

Telepathy: Simply put, is he allowed to read your character's thoughts or project his voice into their mind?
Empathy: Can he sense your character's emotions? Normally he has to do this deliberately, but he might pick up on particularly strong emotions without even trying.
Is your character from a movie? Self explanatory.
If yes, can he be aware of this? If you'd rather not have your character directly fourth walled, he could have been through a movie that's remarkably similar but not quite the same.
If no, can he be aware of popular references to your character's canon? No major details, but things he might find in a show within a show or similar shout outs.

(Players from Persona Recursion can ignore the first two questions, but the rest are still relevant.)

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⚔ Andromalius
Alastor | ???
Weak: Wind | Strong: Electric

BASIC ATTACKS:
Cleave/Skewer/Bash (Inflicts a small amount of Physical damage on one enemy.)
Zio (Inflicts a small amount of Electrical damage on one enemy.)

PROTECTOR STYLE:
Wall (Increases an ally's resistance to an element - Caster selects which element the wall will protect against)

Dia (Recovers a small amount of HP to one ally.)

Unbreakable Tie (Caster is protected by a shield that increases resistance to all elements and removes any weaknesses, but is now subjected to all damage caused to other users. (Spell stops when user decides))

OFFENSIVE PASSIVE
Boost (Attacks are 25% more effective)
Aliment Boost (All status ailment attacks are 25% times more effective.)
Counter (10% chance of repelling Physical attacks)
Endure (Automatically survive instant KO from a Light or Dark Attack)
superstylishsquid: (Why are you hugging me?)
Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Tall and athletic. He has the lean build of a runner or martial artist rather than a football player or wrestler.

2. How old is he? What’s his birthday?
~4000 years old and even he doesn't know his birthday by the modern calendar.

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?
Tall and proud. In his forms that have it, he always keeps his tail lifted off the ground.

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
Very spry for a guy his age! He's very athletically fit and in perfect health.

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
Graceful and deliberate. He moves like a trained fighter.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?
He is, as he puts it, a very handsome devil. He's even been called a pretty boy in canon.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?
A dusty purple-pink, almost like a rose color in his human and usual forms. Dark purple in his full demon and pony forms.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style.
Black(human form), dark gray(full demon form) or black with purple highlights(pony form) and slicked messily back, with one lock sticking out zig-zagged like a lightning bolt.

9. What color are his eyes?
Very dark gray, almost black.

10. What is his cutie mark, if he's a pony? What is its meaning or significance?
A storm cloud run through with his sword form, both shrouded in purple lightning. This represents both his innate talent with weather magic and his identity as a Devil Arm.

11. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
Unusually long and pointed ears, glowing eyes, two small fangs and cloven hooves with sharpened points that resemble claws. Normally. In his mortal form, he just has the pointed ears, in full demon form he has a mouth full of fangs, horns, glowing red eyes, clawed cloven hooves, the ears, a demonic tail and a strange gold and blue pattern on his chest.

12. What are his chief tension centers?
His tail when he has it, plus his hands...when he has them. He has a tendency to clench his fists as a response to frustration or anger normally, he paws at the ground as a pony.

13. What is the character's wardrobe like, if he wears clothes? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?
Depends on the form. He wears no clothes in full demon form, wears a purple spandex suit and helmet in his usual form and a priest's outfit with a white stole embroidered with winged skulls in mortal form.

14. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?
They seem like they were tailored to fit.

15. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?
His outfit depends entirely on the form he's using.


Speech
1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, horse hoarse?
Smooth and suave. He has the kind of voice women swoon over.

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?
He usually speaks with a casual tone and volume, frequently with a hint of amusement.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
He manages to sound politely casual and occasionally shows a large vocabulary.

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency?
Demonic, Ancient Greek, Latin and English, all fluent. He can also understand the Biankie language.

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
He pretty much sticks with English. He will use a much harsher vocabulary when angered, though.

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?
He's just fine with ad lib.


Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent (IQ, emotional IQ, social IQ, etc.) is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?
He's pretty bright and both well read and genre savvy. He's pretty dumb when it comes to his own emotions, though...

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?
He thinks very fast.

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?
Logical and practical. He has trouble understanding his own thought process when he acts on impulse, though he's working on thinking in more trusting terms.

4. What kind of education has the character had?
He graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks. Other than that, he's picked things up from personal studies.

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?
He's a talented swordsman, skilled magic user and knowledgeable about pop culture regarding movies. He's trying to understand human ideas regarding heroism vs self-interest.

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert?
Definitely an extrovert. He gets incredibly bored when left to himself for too long.

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?
Usually even tempered, cheerful and casual with a strong drive that usually manifests subtly until he thinks it's time to make a real move.

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?
Relaxed and curious. He's always willing to hang around and chat if he has time.

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react?
Act, even if you might not see what he's up to.

10. Which is his default: fight or flight?
Fight, fight and fight some more, only retreating if he has personal reasons.

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?
Obnoxious. He enjoys jokes at others' expense, slapstick and really bad puns.

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them?
He's...actually pretty sane for a guy who spent 2000 years imprisoned on a mostly abandoned island. Mostly he's just terrible at self-awareness.

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?
Defying Mundus and dying for it and his realization saving Joe from Fire Leo that he's not really much of a villain. In game, confronting his Shadow and being freed from Dante's service.

14. What does he fear?
Silvia Being rendered helpless again.

15. What are his hopes or aspirations?
Defeating a worthy rival and, secretly (less secretly in game) doing good for those weaker than him.

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?
That he's actually a good person (over this in game) and that he has a massive crush on his rival's girlfriend.

Relationships
1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents.
Hahaha. They could die in a fire and he'd be perfectly happy.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?
Two older siblings, a water/earth demon and a soul eating demon who ruled the underworld before Mundus. He was rather antagonistic with both, particularly the former, who resented his elemental advantage and considered him too soft to have more authority than him.

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?
None that he knows of.


4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?
The Three Eyed Goddess, Artemis. She was the closest thing he had to a trusted second in command and he trusted her more than he did his real family. They shared a master as Devil Arms until Dante released Alastor.

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet? He'd never admit it, but Dante and Joe. Dante found him as a Devil Arm on Mallet Island and claimed him as a servant, while he met Joe in Movieland while in the service of the evil organization that had kidnapped the fledgling hero's girlfriend. Alastor has special ways of making friends.

6. Does he have other close friends?
Silvia and Captain Blue Jr., plus Lyra in game. Naturally he has trouble admitting to this.

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?
He gets along well with others as long as they can tolerate his sense of humor, but he's loathe to actually call anyone a friend, even if it's blatant.

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends?
He'd claim neither, but in reality, friends.

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?
Single and never married, despite what mythology would say.

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship?
He has a date with an NPC, but who knows how that'll pan out.

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?
His first crush was some human in ancient Greece. His latest is Silvia, his rival's girlfriend.

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner?
Someone good natured but full of spunk. Ability to kick some tail is a major plus.

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any?
Nope, no children. He wouldn't be adverse to starting a family some day, though.

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies?
Viewtiful Joe, his fierce rival...but it's more friendly than he might admit. On the serious enemies side, he has a grudge against Sprocket and will gladly screw her over at every opportunity.

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale?
A solid 3. Sex and gender make absolutely no difference to him, nor does species as long as the other creature is a person.


Beliefs
1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type?
According to mythological associations, Leo. Despite the irony of his antagonistic relationship with Fire Leo, it fits him perfectly.

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?
He is, ironically, religious. It doesn't dominate his life, but he does credit God for especially conspicuous coincidences.

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?
He follows a code of honor that keeps him from killing anyone who isn't an actual threat or attacking by surprise. It's rooted in his natural sense of kindness that's been twisted and eroded by demonic culture into a moral skeleton that he can justify with pride.

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?
Curious, especially if they conflict with parts of his own beliefs that make him uncomfortable. He wants to know why people think like that and if there's anything solid to it.

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them?
He tends to dislike succubi, since they're frequently very pushy and he doesn't like having his life energy nommed on. Bat creatures also tend to remind him of two people he strongly dislikes.



Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?
He's pretty comfortable, though not quite rich just yet.

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?
He used to be a demon lord, now he's an outcast traitor to his species. As a result, he's gotten even more in touch with human culture than he already was and his own more human tendencies have gotten stronger.

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?
In game, he has a literal castle made out of clouds. At the moment he lives alone, but he's willing to let that change. It's too quiet with just him there.

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on?
Sweets, entertainment and decorations for his castle.

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?
He's currently a guard at the Night Market, with occasional dungeon dives and some cloudscaping work on the side. He enjoys all of it, or else he wouldn't do it.

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?
Movies and messing with people. He tends to spend his free time making a pest of himself or watching more amusing goings on.

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
He eats way too much sugar and he avoids pizza.



Associations
Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:

1. Color? Purple
2. Smell? Rain and ozone
3. Time of day? Midnight
4. Season? Spring
5. Book? His diary
6. Music? Rock
7. Place? The sky
8. Substance? Rain
9. Plant? Lilacs
10. Animal? Panther


END

1/18/XXXX

Jan. 28th, 2014 12:36 am
superstylishsquid: (I guess we can work together this time.)
Maybe I misjudged Dante. I didn't think I was going to get any kind of actual consideration out of him, but I was wrong.

It turned out that the Changeling queen had gotten her perforated paws on my sword. I don't know how she kept me from identifying it until now, but it's moot at this point. It went up for auction as part of the most exciting clearance sale ever. I was determined to win it, but Dante outbid me. I was pretty angry that he had the guts to try to reclaim me after all the time I'd spent as a glorified wall ornament in his service, but...he surprised me.

After he won the sword, he did the last thing any demon expects their master to do in the face of desertion. He released me from his service and returned my sword. He even admitted that he'd done wrong by me and was holding me back by not giving me proper attention.

So, that's it. I'm a free demon again, my entire soul belongs to me. It's been two thousand years since I could honestly say I was free...it's going to take a while to get used to. Right now, it just seems too good to be true.
superstylishsquid: (Why are you hugging me?)
I've seen some strange New Years in my days, but today takes the cake. The town was invaded by shapeshifting bugs called Changelings. It was like the Revenge of the Copy Aliens, only with more spite hanging in the air. I could sense it without even trying and it gave me more of a headache than the buzzing of their wings. Smacking them down was pretty satisfying, although I did promise I would at least try non-lethal force. They weren't much tougher than Flatties, though, so it wasn't really a problem.

I ended up fighting their queen too. That was a bit tougher, I suppose worthy of its background music. She even managed to dodge my opening attack, though not without getting a new haircut. The fight got pretty crazy, but long story short, she got overthrown. They have a new queen now, one who's more inclined toward peace.

Still, I'm starting to wonder if the holidays are always this busy around here.
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It turns out they don't have Christmas here. Instead they have Hearth's Warming, a celebration of the founding of Equestria. There's some story about Earth Ponies, Unicorns and Pegasi fighting with each other and some things called Windigoes feeding on their hostility until they all learned a valuable lesson about friendship and blah blah blah. The less sappy version is a story against bigotry, which I can get behind a bit more, even if I didn't hear anything about Batponies.

More interestingly, apparently most of the 'newponies' here have unusual powers of some sort, even if they were human to begin with. Even in Movieland, the majority of the people were just background characters without any real abilities. It seems kind of strange that so many newcomers are outside the range of normal, unless there's something here specifically targeting extraordinary people. Maybe Lyra was right and I'm not just here out of bad luck or someone's lousy sense of humor. But that raises the question of who's bringing us here and why...
superstylishsquid: (Uhhh...er...)
I'm not even sure where to start about today. For one thing, I'm somehow writing this with hooves. Actually, I think I'll start at the beginning. Viewtiful Joe wandered into the town I've been resting in and the same woman who's been helping me let him and his friends stay with her. I hadn't wanted them to see me in this condition, but it's too late to do anything about it now. They had Gedow's pet android with them and apparently they'd managed to reprogram her somehow, but that's not really any of my concern. Gedow seems to still be perfectly capable of interfering in movies, since they tried to ruin this one by blotting out the eclipse. Apparently the only time the preparations of the previous day won't be undone is on a solar eclipse. Still sounds pretty lousy to me, since that just means it'll be stuck on Halloween for years instead of the day before, but who knows what human writers are thinking sometimes.

Anyway, Joe and I teamed up against Gedow's monster this time. I was going to leave, since I'd rather try to get out of range of the light show than bank on Joe getting rid of it before the total eclipse, but I couldn't stop thinking about the fact that someone who had helped me was in danger. Some devil I am, huh? But Joe and I make a surprisingly good team...not that I'm hoping we ever have reason to fight together again. And even so, I almost got myself killed getting in the way of a bomb attack aimed at that woman. I guess I forgot about how fragile my body was. I'm still alive because someone managed to get rid of the lights blocking out the eclipse just in time and now I'm back in action for real.

Or, well, I was. We cleaned up pretty easily after that and Joe and I went our separate ways for now, but that's when it stopped making sense. I don't know how or why, if it's some elaborate prank or a summoning ritual gone wrong, but now I'm in a place called Equestria. It...doesn't seem to be a part of Movieland. Or at least, if it is, I've somehow lost the ability to return to the real world. On top of that, it's a world of magical talking ponies, of all things, and I've been transformed to match. I still have my wings and more power than I did when I was stuck as a human, but I also have hooves and my beautiful tail has been turned into a mess of hair.

And of course I didn't arrive during a quiet time. The place was full of fog so thick I could barely make out shapes five feet in front of me and crawling with monsters. But the most inconvenient part was the Shadows, manifestations of our repressed thoughts and emotions that were determined to get us to acknowledge them, even if it meant getting nasty. Mine was my better nature, the part of me that's more like a human than a demon. It took all those moments when I haven't really been sure what motivated me to act the way I did and made me really think about them. The conclusion I had to come to was that I'm not really the villainous type...and I never really was. I'm still the same softhearted, pale excuse for a devil that couldn't support the idea of dominating the human world. But maybe that's not such a bad thing. I never really liked the way things worked in the demon world and I doubt it would ever be safe for me to go back anyway, so why should I hold myself to their standards? So what if I happen to be more inclined to help people than to put them in danger? It makes me a respectable person by human standards, which I can feel a lot more proud of than being a proper demon. My Shadow seemed to be satisfied with that realization, since it rejoined with me as something called a Persona. But I'll talk about that a bit later.

The next thing I have to mention is that Dante's here, and he's a dragon, of all things. How come he gets to keep the ability to stand on two legs and I don't? Unsurprisingly, he and his Shadow were doing things their own way and getting along instead of arguing. He was a pain until I decided to show him the power I gained from accepting my Shadow. Then things got a little awkward, since my Persona apparently manifests with the appearance of the Dark Knight Sparda. I'll be honest, it left all three of us speechless for a while. I'm still not sure what to make of it, except to wonder if it's related to what I had to accept to unlock it.
superstylishsquid: (Is that supposed to impress me?)
I hate to admit it, but I'm lucky to be writing this. My body gave out on the outskirts of a small town and I might not have made it if a local woman hadn't found me and tended to my wounds. She gave me a room to stay in while I recover and as much as I hate being bedridden, I don't even have the strength to stand. I'm getting sick of how weak this human form is, but it shouldn't be long until I have my real one back. There's supposed to be an eclipse soon, according to some rumors I heard. I wonder if she'll regret helping me when she sees my true form?
superstylishsquid: (Uhhh...er...)
Part 1: The Basics

1. What is your full name?

My name's Alastor. I don't have a last name, but some people call me the Blademaster.

2. Where and when were you born?

I was born in the demon world, almost two-thousand three-hundred years ago. You...uh...don't want the details.

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)

A pair of elemental demons. My father controlled territory in the demon world and my mother was part of his harem. That should tell you enough about them.

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?

Who knows, I've been out of touch for over two-thousand years.

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.

I'm...sort of nomadic right now. I used to live in an old style mansion, but I haven't been there since I left Jadow.

6. What is your occupation?

That's...a complicated question. I used to be a career villain, but I quit that a little while back. I guess you could say I'm between employment?

7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.

I'm a little on the tall side, fair skin with a faint purple tinge. I have black eyes, but they're usually covered by my horned purple helmet and red visor. I'm in good shape, or else I wouldn't be able to get away with wearing tight purple spandex under my breastplate. I tend to wear gloves over my claws and tall boots. Oh, yeah, and there's the black leathery wings and demonic tail. Those probably qualify as distinguishing marks.

8. To which social class do you belong?

Upper class, I guess?

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?

Holy weapons really hurt and my wings are a bit on the delicate side.

10. Are you right- or left-handed?

Ambidextrous, actually.

11. What does your voice sound like?

A bit deep, but not gruff. Personally, I think I sound pretty smooth and cool.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?

I don't think I have any. What do I look like, a broken record?

13. What do you have in your pockets?

Well...I don't actually have pockets in this outfit. But if we're counting my storage spell, I have my diary, a pen, ink, the clothes I wear in my human form and...uh...a photo from that time Sprocket forced me to pretend I was trying to marry Silvia. What? I liked the suit.

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

I have a competitive nature and enjoy fighting. I also enjoy making witty comments about other people's moments of incompetence. I've been told I have a tendency to be sarcastic and irritating by certain people who lack senses of humor.

Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general?

Pretty typical for a demon.

16. What is your earliest memory?

Challenging my father for my independence.

17. How much schooling have you had?

They don't exactly have that in the demon world.

18. Did you enjoy school?

See previous statement.

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?

Oh, here and there. I'm pretty sure I learned some of it from my parents, but most of it was from the school of hard knocks or my own personal research.

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.

This is a little bit embarrassing, but...Sparda. He was a famous swordsman who fought with honor and nobility but still managed to make a name for himself against opponents who wouldn't hesitate to resort to trickery or other dishonorable methods. That's all I really knew about him at the time, but I knew that's the kind of warrior I wanted to become.

21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?

They viewed me as a failure for my beliefs in honor and mercy. Obviously not the best family life.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A noble dark knight.

23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?

I enjoyed practicing my swordplay and magic. Which is good, considering demonic children don't have the opportunity to do much beyond prepare to make sure they'll be able to survive if their parents decide they don't have any more use for them.

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?

Honestly, I was kind of rambunctious. I had my own idea of how things should be and I wasn't afraid to argue my point.

25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?

I was an outcast. A few other demons tried to kill me for my 'weak' ideals, but they didn't last long against my lightning.

26. When and with whom was your first kiss?

I...uh...haven't had it yet.

27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?

Um...yeah.

28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.

I was born a demon and I don't actually remember how I discovered that I had a talent for weather magic.

Part 3: Past Influences

29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?

Refusing Mundus' call to arms to invade the human world.

30. Who has had the most influence on you?

I'm not really sure. I've always been a bit set in my ways.

31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Helping Dante strike down Mundus, even if I was only lending him my power.

32. What is your greatest regret?

Letting myself get carried away and putting two actually respectable people in danger while fighting my rival.

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?

What kind of question is that? I'm an ex-villain, it's going to take forever to choose. Um...hmm. There's...not actually as much competition as I thought. I guess stabbing Dante in the chest in an attempt to establish a sort of dominance over him?

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?

That would require me actually getting arrested. Seeing as I've only been defeated once and wasn't actually taken into custody then, it's highly unlikely.

35. When was the time you were the most frightened?

The moment I realized Mundus' goons had me outclassed.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?

Some kid getting it into his head that I was a hero and comparing me to Captain Blue.

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?

I would have kept a better handle on myself the last time I fought Viewtiful Joe. Maybe if I hadn't put Silvia's life at risk, I would have been allowed to finish my fight.

38. What is your best memory?

Um...it's...actually kind of personal. I'd rather not talk about it.

39. What is your worst memory?

Does spending two-thousand years trapped in the form of a sword on an island in the middle of nowhere count as a single memory?

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?

I like to see the glass as half full.

41. What is your greatest fear?

That I'll never get the chance to have a proper duel with Viewtiful Joe.

42. What are your religious views?

You're asking this of a guy who was born in Hell and has met fallen angels. Of course I believe in the Abrahamic God.

43. What are your political views?

Couldn't care less, really. What the humans do with their government is none of my concern.

44. What are your views on sex?

Uh...well...ahem...it's a...personal matter.

45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?

You kill your enemies so they're out of your hair and can't kill you when your guard is down. You don't kill someone when you don't have anything to be at odds over, no matter how much they irritate you.

46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?

Can I just point to Sprocket for this?

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

Um...kind of...yeah.

48. What do you believe makes a successful life?

Leaving behind a reputation you can be proud of.

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?

I can be pretty blunt most of the time, but there are occasions when I keep my thoughts to myself. Mostly so I don't get in trouble for any plans that might go against my allies' wishes, but sometimes because I don't entirely understand why I think the things I do.

50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?

Gotta say I'm not too fond of bats. Other than that, I try to keep an open mind.

51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?

I won't break promises or turn my back on a debt. I'm a man of honor and I pride myself on my reliability.

52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?

I've put myself in some pretty rocky situations to keep my rival alive and to repay a debt to someone who saved my life.

Part 5: Relationships With Others

53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?

I treat people with the respect they deserve.

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?

Viewtiful Joe. He's my rival...defeating him is my major goal in life.

55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?

Captain Blue Jr. He puts up with Viewtiful Joe's idiocy on a daily basis and somehow manages to stay sane, despite actually having a working brain of his own.

56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.

I don't have any friends.

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.

Nope.

58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.

Uh...that's...something I'd rather not talk about.

59. What do you look for in a potential lover?

Again, a little bit personal.

60. How close are you to your family?

You could call us estranged.

61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?

I've...never really thought about it. Maybe? I dunno.

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?

I guess Viewtiful Joe? He's an utter moron, but he means well ad doesn't seen to have any ill will toward me. I'd have to be pretty desperate to turn to anyone, though.

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?

I don't need anyone to protect me, I can take care of myself.

64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?

I dunno...Joe might miss me hauling his butt out of the fryer when he nearly gets himself killed?

65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?

Mundus. If I listed all the reasons I can't stand him, we'd be here all day.

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?

I don't lower myself to arguing with idiots, but I'm not above a confrontation with someone whose argument isn't Swiss cheese.

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?

I guess you could say that. I'm not really much of a follower in general.

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?

I'd have to say that depends. I can handle any number of people as long as they're reasonably intelligent.

69. Do you care what others think of you?

I like to keep up my image, but I wouldn't call myself insecure. Worrying is for people who aren't confident that they can back up what they say.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?

Fighting, especially against opponents in my weight class.

71. What is your most treasured possession?

My blade...which also happens to be an extension of my soul.

72. What is your favorite color?

...You really can't tell? I'd give a sarcastic answer, but I don't want it to be taken seriously. It's purple.

73. What is your favorite food?

Chocolate cake.

74. What, if anything, do you like to read?

Adventure novels, history books and tomes of magic.

75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?

A good fight...I enjoy a decent comedy, too.

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?

I don't touch any of that stuff. My old master was a drunk and I'd rather not humiliate myself like that.

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

I don't really have 'typical' nights. I just...do whatever needs to be done and pass the extra time however I feel like.

78. What makes you laugh?

I can usually get a good laugh out of idiots making fools of themselves.

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?

I grew up in Hell. I really don't think much can phase me.

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?

Find someone who's annoyed me and start up a thunderstorm to wake them up. Misery loves company.

81. How do you deal with stress?

Writing in my diary tends to calm me down. So does whipping up a good storm.

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?

I like to be unpredictable sometimes.

83. What are your pet peeves?

Being told I'm nice by people who have no clue what they're talking about and having my plans messed up by clueless idiots.

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?

My life's too unpredictable for a real routine.

85. What is your greatest strength as a person?

My ability to keep above most things. It's not easy to scare me or catch me off guard with a surprise.

86. What is your greatest weakness?

I could probably stand to work on my temper.

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Why would I want to change anything? Well...maybe the fact that I'm too kind for a demon. That's what got me locked away for a couple millenia in the first place.

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?

I'm fairly social.

89. Are you generally organized or messy?

I keep an organized mess. It might look random, but I know where everything is.

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.

I'm good at swordsmanship, magic and actually noticing things. I'm...not so good at accepting help, keeping my temper or hiding my thoughts.

91. Do you like yourself?

Of course. What's not to like?

92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…)

I was sealed away two-thousand years ago because I was weak in both body and heart. If I can defeat a true hero, someone of significant power and a symbol of hope and security for humanity, then it means I've also defeated those shortcomings and become a demon worthy of respect. I don't actually bother to tell anyone those reasons unless they ask, usually they're content knowing I want to defeat a hero.

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Defeating Viewtiful Joe.

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I'm not really sure...I might go back to the real world by then.

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?

In an honorable duel against an opponent worthy of respect.

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.

Demand a duel with Viewtiful Joe, put my diary somewhere safe and make sure my old master knows what I've been up to and why I left.

97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?

My skill as a warrior.

98. What three words best describe your personality?

Confident, smooth and cheerful.

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?

Cocky, obnoxious and strange. I can't blame them for that last part, I don't tend to fit into expected patterns.
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I was this close! Sprocket told me about a solar eclipse I could use to get my powers back, in a gem heist movie. I agreed to help her with getting some stupid wish in exchange for taking me there, but of course she hung me out to dry when things didn't go her way. I don't know how in God's name Silvia missed the warning not to push the self destruct button, but she nearly got us all killed. I really feel sorry for Blue Jr., having to put up with that kind of carelessness all the time.

Sprocket didn't get her wish and everyone made it out of the ruins in one piece, but Joe and his friends insisted on dragging me off of the island entirely. On top of that, when I insisted I needed to see the eclipse, one of the movie's natives promised to give me an amazing view of it and took me out into space! As impressive as it looked, the moon wasn't blocking the sun entirely from up there, so it didn't do me any good at all. What did I do to deserve this kind of frustration? Wasn't losing most of my power enough of a punishment for letting myself get carried away back then?
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Viewtiful Joe's lack of awareness continues to astound me. I had to rescue him yet again after he was completely fooled by shapeshifting aliens manipulated by Gedow. On top of that, I had to practically hold his hand and show him where his enemies were. And then he had the gall to accuse me of being nice just because I couldn't stand watching his idiotic fumbling! At least he managed it from there, although I did have to cut off Gedow's minion's escape.

I ran into Sprocket, too. She's joined Gedow, unsurprisingly, and I told her in no uncertain terms that I wouldn't be following her example. I remember what working under her was like in Jadow and there's no way I'm ever doing that again.
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I caught up to Viewtiful Joe. I found him in a version of Oz that Gedow had tampered with and ended up having to save his, Silvia's and Blue Jr.'s lives. I bumped into Silvia at a fast food place, too. Luckily, she didn't recognize me. We haven't really talked since my last duel with Joe and I'm not sure how she'd react to me now. Aside from that, she's a superhero now, but apparently she's having some trouble adjusting to being part of the team. I went ahead and gave her some advice, though I'm not entirely sure why. I guess I just got used to it, trying to get Joe to become a worthwhile rival. Well, anyway, she seemed fine when I ran into them again, aside from being surrounded by Flatties. I went ahead and helped them out, although they should be embarrassed that they needed it.

Joe tried to invite me to have dinner with them, but I declined. I might not be a villain anymore, but we're still rivals. The idea of acting like his friend or teammate is just ridiculous.
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