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SGPA - Young Justice - Arkos by Meibatsu SGPA - Young Justice - Arkos by Meibatsu
March 19, 2011.

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SGPA - Young Justice - Arkos by Meibatsu

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Alias: Arkos
Group / Alliance Affiliation(s): No lasting affiliations, although is known to consort with Altaire

Secret ID: Arkos
Nickname(s): Ark, Arky
Age: "Early 30s" (actually a couple centuries old)
Gender: Female
Nationality: Looks Caucasian (Purgatory Valkyrie psychopomp spirit)
Places Lived: US and a few weeks all over the world
Current Residence: Currently moves around between Gotham, Metropolis, Star City, and Bludhaven to check out the night life.
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 149 lbs
Eye Color: bright emerald green
Hair Color: blonde (glowing light cyan when filled)
Hair Type: long thick slightly wavy hair with lots of volume, runs to mid-buttocks
Skin Colour: Peach (grey-blue when filled)
Physical Description: Check out close up of clothing here
Arkos - Frivolous and Free by Meibatsu

Arkos is a sweetly plump woman with a lot of curves and hourglass figure thanks to it. She has a lot of volume in her hair and she takes care of it well so that it keeps it luster. Her mannerisms are a lot like a giggly school girl. She's usually either smiling or pouting, and enjoys using her feminine wiles to taunt or distract people.

She likes dressing in clothes that are flowing, feminine, and custom-made for her figure, usually with the intention that will be fit for the club or a fancy party, high-class but fun! She doesn't much enjoy wearing very high heels, as she likes getting drunk yet does not like falling down, so she sticks to flats or kitten heels.

Usually, when she's seen in the public, she has peach skin tone and brown markings on her body. However, as she absorbs souls, she becomes more grey-blue in skin tone and her markings start glowing a neon cyan colour. Her body then seems to get heavy although less corporeal, and she starts "sinking". She's normally too lazy to wear makeup, but she cakes it on heavily if she finds herself looking too grey on a particular day.

Extra artist tidbits: She has more of a button nose and dainty feet and hands.

Alignment: CNI - Chaotic-Neutral-Impartial: The Spy

General Personality: Arkos comes off as a bubbly, frivolous, care-free, and self-indulgent woman.. that often acts like a vapid giggly school girl. She quite enjoys the pleasures of life, including food, drink, sex, and excitement. Although fun to be around, she is also fairly selfish and doesn't think much of using people for her own purposes. She's fairly independent despite the fact that she uses people constantly to get what she wants.

Although she "quit" her job of being a Purgatory Valkyrie, some of her views are still influenced by her previous life, such as her self-righteous attitude and condescending view on all demons.

Good Traits: self-confident, optimistic, occasionally sweet and kind, independent, usually pleasant, can handle liquor very well, ages very slowly
Bad Traits: manipulative, selfish, uncaring/aloof, petty/cruel for kicks, overindulgent with pleasures, whiny

Quirks: likes using diminutive nicknames for people and while talking to them, hates the taste (or "non taste") of water, usually talks with a musical tone in her voice
Hopes: To stay on earth to enjoy everything, live in luxury, and never have to return to purgatory again, stay young-looking forever
Fears: Having to return to her duties as a Purgatory Valkyrie, being forced to work as some dirty slave on Earth

Memorable Quote(s):
- Hun~~!
- Oh, Darling...~!
- What? Phooey, that's no fun~!

Closest Friends: None really, but Altaire and her develop somewhat of a friendly "business" relationship as they get to know each other more
Enemies: anyone who gets in her way, demons that don't know their place
Girlfriend(s)/Boyfriend(s): lots of casual relationships and flings. She's usually only interested in men, but she tends to go wild while drunk or high and lots of things just happen apparently. >_>

Power(s): Her abilities center around her magical ability to absorb and convert souls.

Soul Absorption:
Arkos can absorb wayward souls and demon souls. Usually, she just goes on with her life and souls of deceased people (especially damaged, lost, or corrupted ones) just stream into her like moths to a flame. It seems that her "inner light" can be seen by the dead souls, which attracts them to her. If needed, she can also easily absorb a demon's soul through physical touch, thus killing them. If the demon doesn't want their soul taken, she can force it to transfer through physical touch. If she doesn't feel like taking the demon's soul, then nothing happens.
PROS: Absorbing souls gives her more magical energy for soul conversion skills. Can easily kill a demon that crosses her path if she touches them.
CONS: Can't NOT absorb a soul. She's always open to accepting a human soul, whether she likes it or not. This leads her to sinking back to purgatory if she absorbs too many, which she does not want to happen. Dirty/corrupted souls don't feel great to absorb and leaves her with a feeling of unease or irritation.

Soul Conversion:
The souls that Arkos absorbs have an inherent energy in them which Arkos can use to create metaphysical projectile energy that she can blast few meters away from her until it boomerangs back. It does not create physical damage, but leaves spiritual damage (can hurt living things or disrupt magic). The projectile force is stronger the more souls she has in her. This skill also augments her stamina and recovery rate with soul energy.
PROS: Defends herself from sentient attackers or disrupts magical spells and barriers.
CONS: Doesn't work on purely physical objects and machinery. Needs to have more souls in her to be powerful, but she doesn't like having a high amount of souls within her because that causes her to sink.

Weapon(s): no weapon
Style: She doesn't like getting into fully physical brawls or anything that requires sweating, so she's usually happy with a hit and run. She will otherwise fight dirty and scratch and claw and plead as needed.
Strengths: She is experienced with dispatching demons through stealthy means and has a lot of knowledge to that degree. Her magic can be quite powerful if she is full of soul energy, and this energy also augments her healing and stamina.
Weaknesses: She is not effective in purely physical brawls and her skills don't work on non-sentient things like machinery or inanimate objects. Someone can try to force-feed her souls to make her sink as a strategy.


Arkos is a psychopomp spirit (helps those passing from death into the afterlife) that was created in the last couple of centuries. Her role is a Purgatory Valkyrie, which collects souls and spirits from the recently deceased to bring them into purgatory for "processing". She doesn't actively go around collecting them, but she acts as a sponge and they are drawn to her like moths to a flame. Corrupted or damaged souls are especially attracted to her, so let's just say she has to soak up a lot of shitty people, sink into purgatory with them, and get them released from her. This process ages Purgatory Valkyries, so that they age in human appearance by 1 year approximately every 7 years.

Purgatory Valkyries are also the natural enemies of incubi and succubae because they can absorb their souls, and many Purgatory Valkyries also serve as demon hunters, actively pretending to be seduced by them and then killing them through touch. Arkos has dealt with demons in the past while out and about absorbing souls from cities and battlefields. Demons that get absorbed by her pretty much get automatically purged from existence when brought to purgatory.

By the middle of her second century of existence (1960s), Arkos found the whole process of absorbing shitty souls and going to purgatory very unpleasant, so she went renegade and refused to return to purgatory. Instead, she decided to hang around the human world and do whatever she wanted. She found a problem in her plan however, and it seemed that whenever she filled up with more souls, her skin started turning grey-blue, her markings began to glow more, and she inevitably started sinking back into purgatory to go through the unpleasant process of releasing souls.

She eventually realized that incubi and other demons that like eating souls could be used to drain the excess souls from her and keep her from sinking. So what she does is usually make a deal with a demon to take the excess souls (like having sex with an incubus). She can kind of control which souls the incubus takes, but since she doesn't care, she just feeds them all the souls she has if she can, without caring whether it's the soul of a "good" person or not. Arkos has had to kill to a few demons due to deals going sour and communication breakdowns. She then found Altaire and prefers to deal with him for her needs, and she doesn't mind going into a coma for a while for it.

Finally free from her duties, she indulges herself with whatever pleasures the mortal realm has to offer. She comes off as frivolous, selfish, self-indulging, and self-righteous. She likes travelling the world and experiencing new and exciting things, but her fondness for Altaire keeps her coming back to him.

NOTE: She's around, but gets more involved with Altaire during the 3rd/4th year of the SGPA storyline as she starts using Altaire a lot more as a reliable demon.

The best way to get me to RP? Draw pictures of my OCs interacting with your OCs and I'll feel obligated to write a comment, fave, and have my character react. LOL

NOTE: She's around, but gets more involved with Altaire during the 3rd/4th year of the SGPA storyline as she starts using Altaire a lot more as a reliable demon.

The best way to get me to RP? Draw pictures of my OCs interacting with your OCs and I'll feel obligated to write a comment, fave, and have my character react. LOL
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TigerNekoRyo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Been awhile
isi-a Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I forgot to say that I love her design and outfit~! She looks so soft and cuddly~ xD
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha.. thanks~! Yeah. She's supposed to look all sweet and cutesy! XD

Ark: ~_~ Oh hun, you flatter me~! *laughs, pleased*
Seneca-Frey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice character! Oh and Happy Birthday to her!
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ark: Thanks, hun~~! ^^
TigerNekoRyo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Demon hunter eh? And you forget to mention that she can completely absorb a demon, body and soul!
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh.. I decided that she just takes the soul of the demon (well, for incubi anyway, they have human bodies with demon souls, so she just takes the soul and the body is left behind).
Unless the body is made up mostly of the soul.. I guess that would get absorbed too!
TigerNekoRyo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Then why the hell did you do it to me?! -Growls as he wants out!-
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ark: because YOU dared me to, if you don't remember?? ~_~ Stop struggling.. I'm finding someone that knows about this! *makes her way to her apartment to get her cellphone*
TigerNekoRyo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
-Kicks and squirms the whole way there.-
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ark: OMG.. my ovaries.. what is wrong with you. Dx *starts dialing* Hallo~~?? Alt, hun?? I need your help! Like.. serious! I have this pain in the ass inside of me.. I need you to get rid of him!
Alt: .. :l Wait.. what? You're full on souls already?
Ark: Well, not completely, but this one's really bugging me. I need to just.. *whispers* Get rid him him.. >_>
Alt: ... :l .. Okay.. I'll be over in a few. *hangs up*
Ark: ^ ^ There! You'll be out of me in no time~!
TigerNekoRyo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Who's this Alt person? (Link meh.) -The feline kicks again. Right in the ovaries!-
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Ark: OW! You LITTLE.. You are going to regret this once I get you out! DX
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Cup-Of-Lux Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Very interesting character! Love the artwork :D And the background/story is very intriguing :D

Just a question though - she absorbs all these souls, whether she likes it or not. I'm assuming she absorbs both good and bad? Or is it just the bad ones? She drains these all out to an incubi to avoid "sinking?" She drains all the souls out? Good and bad, or is it just selective? Just curious ^^ Very cool character though =D
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~~! xD
I'm always happy when people find my characters interesting in some way.

Yeah, she absorbs any type of human soul, good or bad, but it's mostly the broken ones that get attracted to her. Non-broken souls can usually find their own way into the afterlife, but broken/corrupted ones have a weak will and just kind of get sucked in.
And yeah, she just lets the incubi drain all of them out. She doesn't car if they are good or bad. xD I think she might be able to control which ones get drained, but since she doesn't care, she just pushes all of them out.
Cup-Of-Lux Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
You're welcome! Your characters are always so in depth and they always have some sort of intriguing backstory and you're good at not making them mary-suish :D :D

I see! I kind of figured as much since her personality is on the selfish side ^^; Who cares about good souls or bad souls neh? Whatever floats her boat...or in this case, whatever keeps her from sinking :P :iconlalalaplz:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! I am not even sure how to make a character really mary-suish without being annoyed myself.. >__> Usually I like giving them a ton of flaws or quirks so they stay entertaining to me.

That's right! xD
SAmaryllis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh!! What an interesting character! : D I love the concept of her "sinking" back down to purgatory with the weight of all those souls~ Does she ever get any memories or brief flashbacks from the souls as they absorb into her? That.....would suck since a lot of corrupted souls seem to magnetize towards her, huh? XD;;;

Wait wait, so if touching a demon sucks their soul out, how does the exchange of souls to demons work? O:
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! She feels all sick or agitated with all these messy souls in her~!

Ooh.. let me clarify that in her profile~~!
Demons would have to willingly give her their souls for her to auto-absorb. Otherwise, she just need to will it to happen. So if the demon doesn't want to be absorbed and she isn't trying to, nothing happens. xD
SAmaryllis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha I see! Then how does she transfer yucky souls she's picked up to demons, then? ....Can demons absorb demons' souls as well or do they not differentiate? O: Oh my!
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, well the demons she uses generally are the type that takes souls in some way too (since not all of them do). So as long as she doesn't try to drain them, they are able to drain her. xD Like she would just sleep with an incubus, and instead of them taking her soul, they end up taking all the excess out of her.

I thinks some demons have trouble absorbing the souls of other demons. >__> Depends on the diet and what the soul is comprised of! LOL
Altaire, for example, doesn't get much if any benefit from absorbing another demon's soul.. it's more like filler.
Maybe other demons would die from absorbing another demon's soul. >_> Kind of like a vampire drinking dead blood? lol
anatawa-kuroneko-des Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
awesome ^^
Meibatsu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Ark: Glad you think so, hun~!
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