I'm so tempted to call dibs on a whip for my signature weapon.
See? We gotta be allowed to have those! Not sure at all how we'd combine them all into a big laser gun, but...
Anyway, here's what I got, hope it's allrighty.Name:
Damien lost a younger sibling to serious illness when he was young. Both parents died a few years later in a car accident, leaving him alone. He ended up in foster care as a result and grew to be very introverted, not trusting that things were meant to last, except maybe bad things. He started becoming one of those Goth kids in middle school and carried it through high school, not wanting to get close to anyone since he was always afraid of losing them and going through the same pain that his family's loss put him through. He didn't let it tarnish his academics and performed well enough to get a full scholarship.
Eventually he started meditating and getting more into a spiritually healing phase, practicing yoga and doing a bit of art to express emotion, though most of it was still quite dark. While he initially had decided to major in a program that would enable him to become a funeral home director, he did decide against that after a semester and changed it to English Literature, enjoying the works of writers from Poe to Stephen King. He still has very few close friends or acquaintances, even his foster parents rarely stayed in touch though they got along well enough. He started to dabble a bit in film lately, wondering if he should change his major yet again, although being behind the camera would mean he would start having to make more friends.Personality:
He's not exactly shy but does give off an aura that he'd rather keep relationships business-like and short-term whenever possible. It's not really that he's being rude but more like he's in a hurry to be or do somewhere else. It takes him a while to really trust someone, and few have ever been in a position to know him long enough for that to happen, although extreme circumstances can of course force him to adapt. He does enjoy showing off how creative and insightful he can be when the opportunity arises.Armor:
The helmet isn't exactly that, it's more of a thick mask with a slightly skeletal motif that covers the face all the way around to the ears, but the top and back are a very thick hood, with a small cape that extends a few inches past his shoulder blades. His chest plate is armored but the long sleeves are not, and are slightly wide around the wrists so they hang down a bit, looking almost like how the sleeves on a wizard's robes are thought to look. His gloves are armored thickly and are white, a contrast with most of the rest of his outfit. Though he does have black armored boots that go all the way up to his knees, a black kilt-like covering with a swordsman's fabric sash tying it (in lieu of a belt) is the main covering of his lower body.
The best way to picture it, I think, is look at one of those guys from Organization XIII in Kingdom Hearts 2, and add a skull-like mask to the hooded face, a small cape hanging down from the back of the hood, a chest plate instead of just plain robe about the thorax and torso, and the bottom of the robes stop at around his shin instead of his feet, plus the sash belt and white gloves and armored boots.Other:
During his earlier days, he did dabble in magic and black arts, and would be very intrigued to learn that it might be possible to wield some of that in conjunction with his new powers.
And if permitted to have a unique weapon, his will be a quarterstaff that has a retractable scythe blade that he can be used or put away at will, depending on how serious the fighting gets.