Join the ranks of Remnant’s prestigious Academies as you fight to protect the Four Kingdoms from the clutches of the evil Creatures of Grimm. Alternatively, you may work towards bringing the world to its knees by fighting against the last sparks of humanity. Red Like Roses is based on the hit web-series RWBY by Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions.
What will happen this year?
|feb 16||we are excited to announce the unveiling of the new skin, CASPIAN! :D|
Posted: Apr 30 2016, 02:34 AM
AURA & SEMBLANCE.Maverick Jamieson's aura shines a deep orange light around his body, warming him and metaphorically boiling his blood. Maverick is able to manipulate his aura, using it to amplify the bullets he fires from his weapon to give them incredible piercing strength.
With his semblance, Maverick is able to take his aura manipulation one step further by projecting his aura outside of his body as a solid barrier. After constant practice and years of using this semblance, Maverick has also managed to learn how to project these barriers as thin projectiles, giving it the appearance of firing a laser from his fingertips. While his semblance is in use however, Maverick's soul is incapable of amplifying his bullets and protecting him, thus leading to a weakened defense should his opponent land a direct hit, along with a weaker mental stability, driving him into a frenzied rage if he is attacked while his Semblance is activated.
A seemingly simple pistol, Blazing Brooks fits comfortably in Maverick's grasp with its comfortable grip. Despite the simplicity of the pistol, Blazing Brooks can be transformed into a pair of brass knuckles, the barrel of the gun folding over Maverick's fists, breaking apart over each finger.
In its knuckle form, the Blazing Brooks each have a slot in the palm for Dust, allowing the knuckles to take on an enhancement from the allotted Dust. The knuckle dusters will take on the attributes of the slotted dust, allowing Maverick to slot two different Dust crystals, one for each knuckle. With the knuckles on each hand, Maverick fights with a normal brawler fighting style as opposed to a beautiful or elegant martial art style.
In its form as a gun, Blazing Brooks resembles a typical pistol, the gun's cartridge allowing Dust bullets to be loaded into the weapon. These Dust bullets act the same as any other Dust bullets, and the cartridge can be easily removed and replaced to switch bullets out with relative ease. Maverick often fires Blazing Brooks with his right hand, leaving his left hand free; however, when Blazing Brooks transforms from a gun to a pair of knuckle dusters he must hold the gun with both hands.
BONUS: Maverick always has extra Dust bullets and Dust crystals on him in case he needs to use one for a fight. These are almost always in a pocket on the inside of his suit.
APPEARANCE.From a glance, one might not even realize that Maverick is a Faunus. It is too easy for one to see the man's muscular body and hairy face and just assume it's all from a life of crime, but this false pretense simply hides the fact that Maverick is a gorilla-based Faunus. He has a thick patch of hair on the tip of his chin, as well as nearly the entire sides of his face being covered in sideburns. On the crown of his head is a messy layer of black hair, covered by a black bowler hat. He wears rather fancy clothing, flaunting his influence and affluence with a nice suit in a black and red color scheme.
PERSONALITY.Maverick is a criminal who enjoys his position of leadership. However, despite being the boss he often gets his hands dirty, especially taking part in any violent activity. Being an overly confident - and rightfully so - fighter, Maverick has a tendency to taunt his enemies, coaxing them into attacking when he knows he can win. Even as he taunts his opponents, he can be sent into a raging frenzy if he is attacked directly, proving his confidence wrong. He is a bit of a noble criminal in that he wholeheartedly believes in what he is doing, believing the ends justify the means. He is a fairly caring fellow, especially to his followers.
HISTORY.As a child, Maverick grew up on the streets of Vacuo, surrounded by crime and hatred for Faunus like himself. In his youth, Maverick’s parents were murdered by a group of White Fang radicals who saw the family among other Faunus. As gorilla Faunus, the Jamieson family was occasionally mistaken for humans, as their only animalistic traits were muscular bodies and thick hair. This was almost always a small nuisance, as many of the Faunus the Jamiesons knew were relatively peaceful folk. However, once the White Fang had made the mistake of perceiving Maverick’s parents as human, it had turned fatal. His parents were killed by the very organization that had sworn to protect them all, and when the murderer was aiming his weapon at the young Maverick, he hesitated. Maverick, in a frenzied rage, attacked the killer, ending his life with his bare hands. Maverick had no choice but to turn to a life of crime, renouncing the White Fang and eventually founding his own organization known as Ouroboros. By the time he was a teenager, Ouroboros had become somewhat known in the criminal world for having a child leader. One day in his young adulthood, Maverick tried to kidnap a young girl, holding her for ransom from her parents. Hours passed, and the girl told him that they weren't coming, revealing she is a sheep Faunus and that her adoptive parents would never pay Maverick’s demands for their freak of a daughter. She stated there was no point in waiting, saying he could just kill her then and there, that Maverick would be doing everyone a favor by killing her, practically begging her captor to end her life. After a moment of hesitation he asked her what was so great about being “normal,” telling her that while everyone calls the Faunus freaks, they are actually the ultimate form of human evolution, that she should be proud of who she is. After assuring her that she and all Faunus were superior to humans, Maverick released her, granting her permission to leave. Despite this, the girl simply chose to join Maverick, feeling as though he had saved her, and the two grew close. Years later, his luck eventually seemed to run out as a group of Huntsmen had finally managed to capture him. For years Maverick waited patiently in prison, until many years later he was broken out by Ouroboros, led in his absence by the girl he had saved.
OUT OF CHARACTER
FACE CLAIM.Tiger & Bunny, Jake Martinez
INSPIRATION.I started off using Jake Martinez - Maverick's face claim - as the starting point of inspiration. Eventually while I was working on his aura and semblance, I had the idea to use separation as his theme, derived from his separation of aura and body.
ANYTHING ELSE.Voiced by Steve Blum. If you don't know who that is: It's the voice actor for Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.
Referred by: N/A
This post has been edited by Maverick Jamieson: May 2 2016, 06:27 PM
Posted: May 5 2016, 12:13 AM
So now what?
Now that you're approved, it's important that you lock in your face claim chose to avoid it being used again by someone else. To do so, please visit this link and use the provided code to post your entry to the directory!