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The Penitent
Real Name: "Unknown"
Powers: Chaotic Physiology; Supernatural Regeneration; Supernatural Flailmanship; can force his target to see the evil side of their own soul through eye contact; can become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. as he's been inflicted damage onto himself, which also unlock abilities related to the affinity; After shedding some of his own blood, The Penitent can use it to do feats such as create portals and constructs out of his blood.
Equipment: A small knife to quickly shed his blood & The Flail of Penance - A three-headed flail that can extend it's chains to increase it's reach and also the spiked balls on the end can break through many types of defenses such as armor, magic barriers and invulnerable skin. The Penitent uses this flail to flagellate himself as part of his penance.
First Appearance: Deviantart (4/8/2018)


Origin
(--"
When you hear the sickening sound of flesh being ripped and flagellated in The Ever-Changing City, that is the sign that The Penitent is near. The Penitent is an entity that hardly anyone knows anything about, as usually they only see him/her/it slowly walking down whatever path it happens to be on, striking its own back with it's flail. And people who see this blood-stained individual always make a path to stay out of it's way. Though whenever someone does a misdeed, mostly when someone does a crime or something more horrible, The Penitent will detect that and will go straight for that person via it's Blood Portals, which it creates by using a knife to stab it's own hand.

How it knows where it's target is and what their crimes are, no one knows. All that is known is that The Penitent usually leaves it's targets with bleeding lashes all over their backs and a couple of broken bones, usually their kneecaps.

The only "person" who has ever had a conversation with The Penitent besides the criminals it hunts, is the hungry hero, Dubya. Though their conversations were always one-sided, since The Penitent always remained silent, though it does seem to "like" Dubya enough, since the blue-hooded hero does make the blood-stained punisher a sandwich whenever they meet, which The Penitent actually accepts, pockets it, and continues on it's business.

Some people have suggested that maybe it does it's job of dealing punishment to criminals for it's own penance, seeing that it does also strike itself repeatedly with it's flail when not on the hunt.

One of the recurring targets for The Penitent is one of the defenders of Hellington, the hero known as Roast Spider. For what crime he did, people can only speculate."--)


This character was made using Hero Machine 3.

The Penitent is an open source character created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish. You must also give creator credit.

The image is copyright AFD Studios/heromachine.com and is posted here as a fair use reference.
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UbiquitousPixel's avatar

Ooo, I really really like him. *saves photos*

Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar

What do you like best about him?

UbiquitousPixel's avatar

I don’t know how to explain it, to be honest. It has this, for lack of better words, “vibe” about it. I like the ominous, yet (again lack of a better word) cute cartoony look. Like he’d be a cool character in a horror survival game. I always like things with big eyes and such. Good combo of cute cartoon and creepy.

Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar

Ahh I think I see what you're talking about. :)

So would you do your own version of The Penitent?

UbiquitousPixel's avatar

I may do that soon ;)

AKoukis's avatar
Makes you wonder what he'd been doing till 5 mins ago... O_O
D3AD-MAD-HATT3R's avatar
His back must be pretty horrific to look at. As for his crime, I’d imagine it must have been pretty bad for him to do this. I love his design. It’s certainly interesting that he seems to have a friendly relationship with Dubya, or interacts with him at the very least. Perhaps he has something to do with the Penitent’s predicament.
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
Oh you have no idea, he'd probably flagellates it so much you could probably see some of his bones before his healing factor kicks in.
I have the idea of what he did, and let's just say that if you did the same thing, you may want to start flaying yourself as well to try and repent.
Glad you like it!:)
That's entirely possible. If someone wants to expand upon it, they're more then welcome to.
D3AD-MAD-HATT3R's avatar
I wonder what his great sin was. It must have been some kind of betrayal.
Bracey100's avatar
Well this guy is certainly frightening. 
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
Well you can't exactly have a being whose whole concept is to inflict punishment be looking all sunshine and rainbows... Which kinda sounds like an interesting idea to run with if I'm being completely honest.
Bracey100's avatar
I was just thinking that was an interesting idea myself.
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