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: Leos KleinSource Canon
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: Leos is a fresh initiate to the Raven's Nest - A paramilitary organization that not only hires out mercenaries but also offers gladiatorial entertainment for the masses by having those under their employ or participants offered up by sponsors to battle it out in their various arenas. This combat is not to the death nor is it on foot of course, for such fights are archaic and for the most part illegal. Whether in the arena or out of it, the mercenaries of the Raven's Nest make use of highly modular mecha known as Armored Cores and more than often such machines begin to reflect the skill and personality of their user with the more time the pilot spends working on the machine.
Prior to his induction, Leos was as ordinary as one would expect, living with his parents and little brother, continuing his studies and keeping a relationship afloat and holding a well maintained social life. One would never expect a future model citizen like him to become embroiled within the likes of the Raven's Nest. This idyllic life could not last, for the city his home was in was soon swallowed up by a major conflict. Murakumo Millenium and Chrome, a pair of influential corporations seeking to expand their territory came into conflict with each other. They hoped to utilize a show of force upon each other with proxy armies and mercenaries in hopes of intimidating the other. It merely led to an all out battle.
Leos was one of the few survivors and surprisingly made it out with minimal physical injuries. However he was the only one, his family and almost all of his friends however had perished in the conflagration, some of them in front of him, others when he came across their bodies as he frantically ran through the ruins of the city. Those that remained were either hospitalized with no hope of recovery or just left without a word, unable to acknowledge the magnitude of the disaster. The whole incident left deep running scars in him, and there was a vicious and angry hatred burning in his heart for one of the attackers in particular - Hustler One, The pilot of Nineball. The Mercenary had been hired by one of the sides that had taken part of the battle, though whichever one it was Leos did not really care - both may as well have been the same to him.
Lost, and alone, Leos tried his best to find a way, ANY way to get some form of revenge despite lacking connections and funds. Enter Lana Nielsen, an operator with the Raven's Nest. Sympathetic to his plight despite her frosty demeanor, she offered him a chance with a single question. 'Do you want to be a Raven?'. If there were any catches within the offer, Leos didn't care - after all he had nothing to lose. With nothing else left, a new Raven entered the fold - waiting for his chance to fight his way to the top, in the Arena and out of it.Personality
: One would expect the sheer tragedy and pain that would have rendered Leos a brooding and vengeful figure or at the very least a broken and solemn mess. In a way both descriptions manage to get it at least half right. Leos is indeed vengeful and broken, but he manages to hide it very well underneath an appearance of unmitigated cheer and sociability. The vivacious and energetic personality he puts out was more or less how he acted before the whole tragedy which had looped him into the life he is currently living.
Whether its because he acts in such a way to cope or merely because he just can't let go of how he acted before because its one of the few things he has left or even if its simply a facade to maintain before he lets loose with the hatred and anger he keeps penned up for the target of his vengeance is a difficult matter to pin down, for it could be any or all of these that he acts the way he does. Capabilities and Resources
: Admittedly at this point, the major resources Leos has are solely tied to his Arena sponsors the PROGTECH corporation. All he has otherwise is his robot.
Robot Name: Pale RiderUpgrades:
Robot Description: A barebones beginner level AC. The Pale Rider is a bipedal and primarily ground based mecha on par with most Standard Issue mecha in circulation. It is capable of taking something of a beating though, having armor that is capable of resisting repeated energy weapon strikes - though eventually even the toughest armor can break.
Its weapons are also somewhere along the mediocre side as well. The AC is armed with a low level Laser Rifle that is operated by a combination of an external energy pack and the AC's own generator. A Laser blade for close combat attacks, and lastly a pair of back mounted missile launchers.
However it would be noted that while the Pale Rider is completely unimpressive externally, it is much more impressive under the hood. Much of Leos' initial funds as well as the few he gained from his placement matches in the Arena went into improving the various internal systems within the AC. As such it boasts a stronger power grid, better targeting systems and greater agility and mobility to make up for sub par armor and below average weapons systems.
Favored terrain: Ground
: Pale Rider (Complete)Robot Description
: The complete form of Pale Rider, now boasting far superior performance from all perspectives. In addition to further improvements to the internal systems, stronger armor grants the AC a much higher rate of survivability compared to its downright pitiful performance early on, able to take a hit and have enough energy to dish out just as much damage in return.
The AC itself is now also armed to the teeth, bearing a powerful KARASAWA laser rifle - a devastating energy weapon capable of sustained fire, a considerably higher powered laser blade, a vertical missile pod capable of unleashing massed volleys, and an even larger back mounted laser cannon.
However, what makes this upgrade even more lethal is that by this point, Leos would have undergone Human PLUS surgeries - effectively making him a cyborg that is more than capable of linking to his machine and giving him an unparalleled level of control to the point that its reaction speed is 1:1 and has a far greater range of movement than the standard controls that had previously been used.
There's also this
later on after he leaves and returns.Job
: Gun For Hire/Arena CombatantSuggested Event List
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