it’s late enough that i can post stupid things now right? i just want to start putting things in my writing tag —
this is leon’s character ‘profile.’ it’s basically a survey of a variety of things about the character that i found at some point and decided to fill out.
i’ll do rex’s in a minute!
A boy from an average family with a warm smile and a penchant for mechanics.
Character Name / Nicknames / Aliases:
Birth Date: August 26
Place of Birth: Seloritia
Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Build: Slender. Does a lot of running around town doing errands for either his sister or mother.
Clothing Sizes / Styles: at least three different outfits. it’s supposed to be in a steampunk / victorian motif! so that’s important to keep in mind in general. these are also just sort of… rough designs. there’s a lot of room to say ‘oh this might be better’ here, because i am not attached to these designs at all.
Also of note is that he is really attached to his driver’s cap. He also hates goggles that so many mechanics and engineers wear.
Formal: A sort of traditional black suit (think butler) but with a lot more than usual white accents. White collars, white buttons, white gloves, white tie, black shoes (with white accents), black fedora (more white accents). He begrudgingly gives up his driver’s cap for an almost out of place looking fedora (top hats are the more common formal headwear for men). There’s a few discrete pockets on his person that he uses to hide his one-of-a-kind handgun, and a dagger (they probably wouldn’t be visible).
Work: dirty white (collared?) short sleeve shirt. Light brown pants with pockets for some tools. Light apron of some kind that has the most crap on it, and more pockets for tools. Wears his driver’s cap (olive green??) when he’s not actively working.
Casual / ‘Explorer’: Off-white collared short-sleeve shirt, with a dark (black? brown?) jacket (vest?) that he doesn’t like to button up fully (an unbuttoned vest would look kind of stupid? wouldn’t it?). Dark/forest green pants, reminiscent of cargo pants (but in the more steampunk-victorian style, so not really cargos). The pockets hold some lighter tools, but they are mostly in a small satchel he keeps on one of his hips.
This outfit has the gun holster visible… somewhere. The other hip, maybe. He’s also got the driver’s cap practically glued to his head in this outfit. Before he gets his gun, he’s got a rear sheathe for his sword. After, he drops them in favor of daggers. One of them is visible on his side below his tools. The other is disguised on his sleeve, appearing to be part of the shirt design while sheathed. Or maybe cleverly sewn into the seams or something.
Later in the story, he develops some special gloves for himself and his companions. They’re a little different for each character, but they all have a little compartment on each glove to place a rune stone (think jackie chan adventures talismans) and a special small mechanism to lock the stone in place. These gloves could technically be a part of any of the three outfits.
Leon’s gloves in particular are fingerless (black?) leather. The compartment is on the back of the hand, and makes it almost look like he is wearing a watch around the palm of his hand.
Hair Color: Light Auburn (#854b47 and thereabouts)
Hair Length: Short. Messy, has chronic bedhead syndrome because he always has that driver’s cap on. Slicked down in formal wear.
Eye Color: Hazel / Amber
Accessories: His driver’s cap! He loves that old thing. Once he gets it, he also tries to have his gun on him at all times.
General Appearance: He’s got a look about him that is just hard to hate. He’s got a warm smile and a friendly demeanor. He has soft facial features that are similar to his sister. Often seen fidgeting with his hands, so he often has something in them (usually one of his working tools).
Relationship with Family: his bond with his father is especially strong, since his father is proud of his mechanical skills. his mother is more aloof and authoritative, but not despondent. practically inseparable from his foster brother. on good terms with his siblings, but nowhere near as close to them as he is to rex.
Relationship with Friends: his warm demeanor earns him a few close friends with some other city kids, but his introversion prevents him from making a lot of them. he has a few other friends who are into mechanics, and they geek out over this and that new invention together. but none of them have a workshop of their own, and none of them are closer to him than his brother.
Key Friends: it’ll be important that he has at least one friend who he can count on to replace him at the workshop eventually! but beyond that the specifics are still under construction.
Key Enemies: doesn’t start out with any.
Educational History: With the things Rex’s family left behind, the family was able to afford home schooling (from around age 10 to 14) for the children until they were old enough to work in the family’s shop. Before that, he was taught by his father.
In their spare time, the boys like to do two things, depending on whose ‘turn’ it was. On Leon’s days, they would stay at home and read books — leon would spend equal parts time reading rex’s fantasy stories and studying rex’s father’s mechanical books. on Rex’s days, his brother would take them out to practice swordfighting and archery. in this way, leon gained some combat skills, but not nearly as much as rex did.
Work History: As a boy, Leon mostly helped his elder sister tend the shop when it wasn’t time for lessons. As he grew older he became more and more interested in the back end of the family’s mechanical repair shop, and he played assistant boy to his parents as they worked to fill the orders. By their tutelage and his own readings, he was able to start taking orders on his own at around 16.
Skills: Mechanics! He understands how a lot of the modern steam-powered technology works. He’s not really a prodigy, he’s just well-studied for his age, and has a genuine interest in the stuff. Because of the time he spends sparring with his brother, he’s also able to hold his own with a weapon in hand.
Phobias / Fears:
There should definitely be at least one more, but I haven’t really come up with anything else yet. Running through a mental list of common phobias like spiders and heights, and I’m not really liking any of it.
Bad Habits / Vices:
Quirks: The fidgets? I guess?
Best Qualities: WIP
Worst Qualities: WIP
Key Childhood Experiences: Rex’s arrival. The night after the razing of Vescate, he suddenly had one more sibling. Rex’s arrival also brought a wealth of his father’s research and works, which were carefully hidden away in the house. Leon would later take to reading them.
Key Teenage Experiences: Mostly just his induction into the back room of the family shop. Finally being able to get his hands on all the things he’s spent time watching and reading about was about the only life goal he’s had so far. He’s spent the last few years living his dreams, but he can sense his brother’s dissatisfaction at their situation.
Key Adult Experiences: The main story!
Sexual Background: None at all. This is largely due to the fact that he’s gay, but also because he generally acts prudish and doesn’t respond to suggestive advances from anybody.
Favorites (food, clothing, art, music, TV show, movie, book, etc.): TBD!
Personal / Professional Goals: Doesn’t really think about the future too much, so he doesn’t really have any. He’s pretty much just content where he is at the shop, but knows he might have to go beyond that someday for the sake of his brother.
Morality / Ethics: A bit of a prude and something of a traditional gentleman. Tries not to be overtly judgmental as a rule, since it’s not so becoming of a gentleman.
I haven’t really decided if it’s going to be A Big Deal in this universe that he’s gay, so his morality will probably shift drastically depending on whether he’s marginalized or not because of it.
Style of Speech: casual! uses a lot of contractions, but not to the extent that his mother does.
Commonly Used Words / Slang / Jargon: TBD!
Other Important Details: He’s pretty smart! And he’s really good at dumbing things down. This is how his relationship with “#3” begins. He gives #3 a perspective on things that #3 never had before, by breaking down his convoluded conceptions of the world into much simpler terms. #3 is, at first, surprised that Leon is even able to understand him because of how Leon presents himself. This surprise turns to intrigue and then to endearment over time.