Heterosexual, switch that leans submissive.Appearance:
A tall teenager, Ryobe has the build of an athlete: wide shoulders, thick arms and a strong chest honed from years of physical activity. He has strong features that lead the eye up to striking pale blue eyes. His medium-length brown hair is usually a bit unkempt, and has a habit of falling into his eyes, forcing him to push it back out again to see.Personality:
Coming from a home with a loud, overbearing drunk of a father, Ryobe has worked to become everything the man is not. He’s quiet and unassuming, not shy in most situations, but certainly will never be the loudest one of a group - he’s simply introspective most of the time. Friendly unless you give him a reason not to be.
While his father wanted the boy to follow in his steps as a doctor and learned man, Ryobe rebelled and instead turned his attention to the physical world, becoming a gifted athlete and a leader on the field, no matter what he was playing. It brought him a lot of attention, something he is still getting used to and not all that comfortable with. Slowly building his confidence through sports, Ryobe is still not a fan of confrontation off the field, but will strike back if pushed too far. After years spent playing on all-boys teams and in male schools, he has little familiarity with the opposite sex.Purpose at Arcadia:
Ryobe’s father lived two lives: the public one of the respected company doctor for one of the Morimoto family's interests, and the private life of an alcoholic and abusive man who took his stress out on his family. Soon, however, those two lives began to spill over into each other, and the man started more and more days at work with the smell of liquor on his breath, a situation that the other staff were too afraid to call attention to. He was a man with a powerful temper that no one was willing to cross.
Everyone knew that it would explode at some point. One day, Ryobe's father slipped up during an examination of one of the company's rising young stars after the good doctor had come back from a liquid lunch. He got the diagnosis right, but ended up prescribing two drugs that, when taken at the same time, were toxic. The patient was almost killed, and was off work for months, throwing his whole department into chaos and costing the Morimoto's a good amount of money.
The good doctor could have lost his job, lost his medical license and have been sued into the poorhouse. But he wasn't. The Morimoto family swept it all under the rug. For a price, of course.
Ryobe was that price - the family interested in seeing the boy attend St. Arcadia because of his stellar performance and the hope that his legendary stamina on the field would carry over to other pursuits.