Reposting with bio.
Wieland "Will" Malvora
ORIENTATION: (Mostly) Straight
APPEARANCE: Will stands 6'0", with brown-black hair that can seem silver in the right light, and always seems to blend into the shadows. Because he is a White Court vampire, he is supernaturally attractive, looking like a cover model, with tanned skin owing to his distant Mediterranean ancestry. His slightly broader than average nose, slanted eyebrows and strong chin would look out of place by themselves, but together they form quite a sculpture.
FLAW: Despite being of House Malvora, Will is a lust-eater. This makes him an outcast amongst the Houses of the White Court. Raith sees him as a pathetic sycophant, Malvora sees him as a treasonous wretch, and Skavis views him as an amusing freak.
Decades ago, Will offended a wizard of the White Council, who cursed him so he can never feed on the same person twice.
Overconfidence: Perhaps due to his curse, Will has developed a habit of "playing with his food," sometimes engaging in excessive foreplay with his meals. This carries over to other aspects of his life. When Will gains the upper hand in a fight, he frequently cannot resist gloating, or otherwise goading a potential opponent. This generally comes back to bite him.
BIOGRAPHY: As per usual for scions of the White Court, Wieland Malvora attended an exclusive private school. He was a creepy child, giving off a The Omen
vibe, due to his mother's instilment in him of the belief in frightening others. This put distance between himself and his peers, although he still managed to attract a group of hangers-on. At the age of seventeen, his powers manifested and he Fed upon them, killing one and terrifying two others beyond speech. Thus he became a full-fledged vampire.
As a member of House Malvora, he was naturally not expected to work. He idled away his days in the family mansions or penthouses, and at night fed upon the fear of mortals. Sometimes he and his siblings would put together their own little Hunger Games, turning hapless kine
loose in a labyrinth on the grounds and then hunting them down one by one in a competition of sorts.
Everything changed when he began spending time with members of other Houses. House Raith held little attraction for him, being composed almost entirely of females, although he had occasional clandestine meetings with young Raith ladies where they would... pit their hungers against each other. He forged a bond with Arcturo Skavis, a vampire about his age. Both Lady Malvora and Lord Skavis disapproved of their time together, which naturally made it all the more fun. Sometimes they would "share a meal," taking turns alternately horrifying and disheartening a human to death. However, they met their match in a young woman stricken with a terminal illness. Her courage and hope in the face of imminent mortality were strong enough to repel both vampires, and burn Wieland so severely he could not feed for three days. During this time had nothing else to do but ponder, and his first meal after the drought led him to an epiphany: his kind were not apex predators, as his mother had always led him to believe, but parasites. This conclusion and the guilt that came with it were earth-shattering enough to put him off his feed, so to speak. His very nature could not allow him to swear off feeding entirely, so, seeking a lesser evil, he switched to lust as it was somewhat more of a "positive" emotion and he could feed on prey without terrifying or killing them (provided he did not drink too deeply).
He nearly became the laughingstock of the entire Court when his changed appetites became known. Were it not for tension between the White and Red Courts at the time, some agent of House Malvora would likely have ended him, but it was decided to keep him around for the sake of appearing strong. He was, after all, still a powerful vampire even if his choice of "food" made him openly mocked within the privacy of his own House, and regarded with detached curiosity or concealed scorn by the other Houses. His mother also had a soft spot for him and interceded on his behalf.
Arcturo, however, carried a grudge, and it was thanks to his machinations that Wieland found himself on the receiving end of an angry White Council wizard whom he had wronged in the past. This practitioner was not exceptionally powerful, but had a death curse potent enough to rob Will of the ability to feed on the same person more than once.