Apologies for not exactly making my brief summary "brief", I kind of got ahead of myself. I mean... it's... brief-ish?
Edit: I suppose its not as long-looking here as it was in my word document. Also, I was kinda vague about where she's from and the exact time of things simply because we don't have a clear setting besides "old west", so I didn't want to get too specific.
Edit Edit: Added an image and a video!
So many edits!: I also got some new ideas for her personality, so I edited my description of her a little.
Return of the Edit: I caught a little typo that accidentally changed the implication of a line and fixed it. Both of her guns come from her brother, not just the pistol. I've edited that line for clarity.
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Immortal searching for answers, and revenge.Amazing abilities:
Immortal (she can be temporarily put down, but will wake up eventually), enhanced-healing (she won't instantaneously regenerate, but as a part of her immortality, all wounds will eventually heal.)Summary:
"I used to be so cheerful, did I? What can I say? Dying changes a person. Dying a few more times... Well, that'll put a damper on any smile, I say."
Armed with her brother's Civil War Colt Dragoon
, and Sharps Carbine
, Leana Fairburn wanders the west searching for the answers to two questions: First, why was she killed? Second, why can't she stay dead?
She had lived a fairly ordinary life in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Her family were ranchers, living a fairly peaceful life. She worked to help out, though her brother insisted on taking care of the more physically demanding tasks. When the wore finally broke out, her brother was sent off to fight. She wished she could go with him, worrying about him every day. Still, despite her fears, he made it back alive by the end of the war. However, he had changed. His bright cheery optimism had been replaced by a cynical world-weariness.
She hoped things would manage to settle, and that they'd find a new normal, but before they could; she died. She had learned to use a rifle to fend off predators and protect their livestock, but even if she had been prepared for foes that fire back, she never even saw the face of her killer. She was out tending to the animals when she heard a bang, and then everything went to black, the last sensation she felt was a searing pain in her skull.
When she awoke, her hair was caked in blood which pooled out around her head. She didn't know how long she'd been lying there, or why she wasn't dead, but by the time she returned home, her family had met the same fate as her. Except that they didn't get back up afterwards. The whole experiencing was so shocking she didn't even feel sorrow, she just felt... empty.
Once she had collected herself, she knew her new purpose. She took up her brother's old weapons, and set out to find out why this had happened, and to put her killers in the grave they'd tried to put her into.
The character's inspirations draw largely from a combination of undying characters like Torchwood's Jack Harkness and Marvel's Wolverine, and the classic wanderers and revenge-driven anti-heroes of the Western genre.
Personality-wise, Leana can be a bit gruff and serious on the service, largely a result of the ordeal described above, and the various times she's been killed since. She may always come back, but that doesn't make the process fun. Still, she's not entirely dour, and is known to crack a joke from time to time. She also tends to relax more around people she's grown comfortable with, perhaps showing a bit more of the lighthearted and cheerful girl she used to be. She possesses a strong sense of justice, though she doesn't hold the law in particularly high regard. To get by, she often takes on bounties that the local law enforcement can't handle, and as such, tends to view them as being ineffectual, weak and sometimes even corrupt. When she encounters an honest, dutiful sheriff, though, they can quickly earn her respect.
In terms of turn-ons, Leana is bisexual with a preference for women, though she's certainly open to male partners as well, if there's enough chemistry between them. With her life being as dangerous as it is these days, she tends to prefer a partner who can handle themselves in a fight. She's also attracted to strong wills and physically fit partners. Though she courts a dominant streak and tends to be aggressive and physical during sex, she equally enjoys submissive partners in bed, and partners with some fire in them.
While not a particularly violent person at heart, she can be a bit reckless in battle. After all, getting shot is unpleasant, but death is only a temporary setback for her. So long as she gets the job done, it doesn't really matter if she dies. Still, she's not stupid and will duck for cover as much as anyone else when bullets start flying towards her. She doesn't LIKE getting shot or anything.
Other notes: Leana is good with horses, having grown up on a ranch. She also has taken up cigar smoking and whiskey drinking since her death and rebirth. It does compliment her new 'wandering gun' lifestyle. Her guns both originally fired old style ball shot, but have since been converted to fire more modern cartridge rounds like most firearms of the old West.Themesong: