Been working for a week on trying to scale back my character's background, Interested, but this is the best I could do. Let me know if you want to chop it back further. Also, when I get the time I'm going to go into the powersets in a bit more detail.
Name: Dylan Forrester
Personality: Dylan acts taciturn and withdrawn, appearing somewhat surly due to his past experiences. As a result he places a high value on keeping his word and sticking to his morals, and has respect for those who do the same. He does not find it easy to open up to others, but finds it a lot easier than a few years ago, and once he does he will stick by them through thick and thin. Although he grew up in a rough environment he has a strong sense of morals, although he is fairly harsh when it comes to upholding them. In his younger days Dylan tended to use his fists as his first option, but since his adoption and continued counselling has eased that tendency, making a conscious effort to avoid fighting. If diplomacy fails, however, he will wade in without hesitation.
Biography: Abandoned by his mother at birth, Dylan spent his childhood living in one of the rougher areas of Detroit with his father. While his father worked long hours at a construction job Dylan studied what he could at school and learned martial arts to defend himself at school since his father wouldn't let him carry a gun or a knife like many of his fellow students. This situation continued until shortly after Dylan's twelfth birthday when his father was killed in a work accident. Rather than go to an orphanage Dylan began living on the streets, fighting to protect himself and also to make money to live on in illegal fights. Not long after he turned sixteen Dylan ended up in hospital with burns and smoke inhalation after rescuing several homeless people from an abandoned warehouse that had caught fire. A records check by the hospital revealed Dylan;s status as a homeless orphan and Family Services became involved, much to his displeasure.
Life in an orphanage wasn't as bad as Dylan had feared from the horror stories he had heard, but it still took some getting used to. Coupled with his issues over the death of his father Dylan was sent to a youth counsellor who ended up adopting him. Ironically it turned out that life with the counsellor and her family was one of the best things that happened to him. For the next two years Dylan lived a relatively normal life, going to high school, catching up on his missed education and basically enjoying being part of a family. He was still attending counselling sessions on a regular basis and was feeling as though finally things were going well for him - until the night of The Change.
Although he didn't know it at the time (and still doesn't) an inugami spirit took up residence within Dylan on the night of The Change. The next morning he woke up hungrier, thirstier and angrier than he had ever been before, and it was only his strength of will and the closeness he felt towards his fellow family members kept him from doing something violent. As the days pass Dylan is more and more aware that he is stronger, faster and tougher than he ever has been before but he is worried about the price. And as more powers and abilities surface even as his dreams turn more violent and angry, Dylan wonders what is really happening to him - and just how long he can keep from losing his mind...
Other: Dylan's powersets are Inugami Physiology, Formulated Blasts and Ocular Techniques.