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S2 ECHO
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Published: January 14, 2013
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WOOHOOO! S2!!! I was so close to finishing this last nighthasdew... profiles are efforttt... I think I'll have to look over this later.
S1 profile: fav.me/d3fx6ec
But also fun fact, did you guys know low frequency infrasound is actually thought to be the reason for ghost sightings because it induces instinctive fear and also blurs eyeballs to make people think they're seeing ghosts?www.cracked.com/article_18828_… craaazyy.. I kind of played off that. xD

BASIC STATS
Secret ID: Ezra Kalliope
Superhero Alias: Echo
Group / Alliance Affiliation(s):League of Shadows, Ra's Al Ghul, Vincent Morsetti (informally), misc. (he will take jobs offers as long as they don't clash with Ra's)
Nickname(s): Puberty lad, Ez, Ezzy
Age: 22
Gender: male
Nationality: Greek-American
Current Residence: Gotham
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 140 lbs
Eye Color: light blue
Hair Color: brown
Hair Type: medium, wavy-ish
Physical Description: Lean, slightly muscular

Ezra is lean and on the shorter side of the average height range. He has a warm skin tone and cool blue eyes, and mostly chooses to dress himself in dark, colorless clothing. For his jobs and missions, he sports black pants, boots a shirt with double protection in the neck and chest area, and then an asymmetrical sleeved vest/jacket over it. He wears circular razorblade sharp spurs on his boots and ammo on his left leg. His clothing is kevlar lined for extra protection. He also has two tattoo rings going around his right arm and two double-ended tattoo spirals circling from his nape to his collarbones. A deep, long scar runs down diagonally across his abdomen.

In civilian wear, he still dresses in dull, darker shades. He usually wears dark wash jeans, a shirt, a jacket with some neck area, and cowboy boots. He wears bandages on his neck from his recent surgery.

Personality
General Personality: In general, Ezra comes off as very passive and quiet. He tries to show as little emotion as possible and thus can seem cold or aloof. And with age especially, this seems to be more inhabited than an act. Spurring from his history, Ezra also prefers not to become involved or attached to anyone more than he has too, which only contributes more to his icy demeanor. However, he will often be tempted to ask questions based on his innately curious and observant nature.
He is extrospective and prefers to observe the world around him rather than delve into his own internal peculiarities. As a result, he is often aimless when it comes to his own motivations or desires, and instead chooses to follow trusted guidance. Also as a result, he will try to relate to others based more on physical necessities rather than emotional ones.
He holds grudges towards people that insult his mother or former close companions that have intentionally tried to hurt him, otherwise he forgives easily. He focuses on judging objectively and attributes people's intentions over actions and etc. as what they should be judged on. Overall, he's reserved with a melancholic air over him and complicated unresolved issues inside.
In casual meetings, he will talk in a voice not his own, but one he's become accustomed to using in day to day conversation. His real voice is screechingly darker, sounding largely inhuman and unpleasant to hear. He will not use it unless necessary.


Good Traits: observant to environment, curious, resourceful, compliant, relatively polite, soft spot for weak things
Bad Traits: manipulative, snarky, spiteful, overprotective, cold, unemotional

Quirks: Loves birds because of the whole voice thing, can't and prefers not to cook because of availability of microwavable dinners/restaurants, once knew how to play piano, innately likes warmth and warm things (likes to do laundry because of warm clothes), likes mild and refreshing flavors (mint, vanilla) and coffee, dabbles in alcohol when he's feeling down
Fears: Getting hurt to the point of death, not being able to talk at all, caves, being vulnerable, being abandoned by those he loves

Memorable Quote(s):
"..."
"That doesn't even make sense."
"I don't understand, why?"

Relationships
Mother: Alexis Kalliope. (deceased)
Father: Matthew Jones. (not in contact, strained relationship)
Half-Sister: Linda Jones. (police woman, strained relationship)

Closest Friends: Vincent Morsetti, Jerome Evans
Enemies: whoever Ra's says, people with past ill-will against Alexis, anyone who's hurt Altaire
Girlfriend(s)/Boyfriend(s): He is bisexual with a preference for men. Had a short term boyfriend named Robby in school. On and off again with Altaire, who's currently left him for an untold amount of years. Has a relationship history speckled with random hookups (easily differentiates between sex and affection)

Battle
Power(s): Voice manipulation from childhood incident

Voice Manipulation (upgrade of Voice/Noise mimicry)
Ezra can take on any voice or imitate any sounds and noises and is also capable of fine tuning any voices or noises to create new ones. He has omnitone, the ability to create sounds in any tone or pitch. Likewise, he can subtly alter the sound waves in his voice to produce different effects.
PROS: can take on voices to impersonate and deceive others, can imitate any sounds and noises for distraction or deceit. Learns how to paralyze and knock someone out later in s2.
CONS: not really a combat skill, but a skill that needs to be in proximity to be heard, best in stealth operations, more effective with technology where distance is not important. Even with paralyzing and knocking someone out he has to be within at most 2 feet from the person. Also easily subdued by being incapable of talking/opening his mouth.

Fear Inducement Waves (Subset of Voice manipulation)
Ezra can expel low frequency fear waves to make people unreasonably frightened. The waves and fear also combine to blur and distort enemy perception.
PROS: has pretty good range of it and can utilize the environment to entrap the waves to circulate without his active participation, can vary level of fear
CONS: only effective in Ezra's presence, varied effects based on people's reactions to fear (some get paralyzed, some panic, some overreact etc)

Weapon Experience
PROS: Trained and experience in gun handling and accuracy shots
CONS: limited to handguns and snipers guns, not well acquainted with handling round-firing guns or other weapons

Weapon(s): A handgun, sometimes a sniper gun for an assassination
Style: tries to avoid direct conflict or confrontation and injury, evasive, quick to retreat and return when situation seems more in his advantage, weighs cost/benefits frequently
Strengths: tries to avoid attention from authorities and "justice" as long as possible, good at secretly escaping, minimally trained to know how to fight, but more efficient in blocking or dodging
Weaknesses: physical harm, emotional manipulation

Background (For earlier background fav.me/d3fx6ec)

Following the death of his mother in 2013 (year 06--I think xD), Ezra fell into an aimless depression, slowly picking himself back up over the years to shift his focus to working primarily under Vincent. Alone and with no one else's safety to worry over or conceal his other life from, Ezra was able to fully submerge himself in training and criminal activity. Efficient and business conscious, he successfully built connections to the Gotham underground of villains.
His spirits were then lifted when his ex-boyfriend, Altaire, returned in 2015 (year 08), but also plummeted again when Altaire left a year later with promise to return in at least a year. By then, Ezra had began looking into working under Ra's Al Ghul in hopes of gaining access to the secrets of immortality and supplementing his relationship with an immortal demon boyfriend.
Despite much discouragement from people around him, he eventually did cement his position as a Shadow by his ties to Ra's acquaintances and late Gotham politician, Alexis Kalliope. But not too long in, he gets a qualification test in the form of a surprise fight. Stabbed to the neck, Ezra has to have surgery done to heal him up, leaving him with scars.
Now Ezra continues to work under Ra's and also Vincent (who is now a significant crime boss in his own right), also delving in other minor jobs to rake in money when necessary (as long as they don't conflict with his affiliation to Ra's).
Having had his old, much larger, apartment burn down thanks to Altaire's cousins, Ezra opted to move to a smaller apartment to save on expenses. He now lives alone with his cat, Pudding.


Villainous Motivations:
He doesn't believe in a moral system, or the division between good and bad. He simply devotes himself to a select few.
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Comments (18)
Sparvely's avatar
Sparvely|Student Digital Artist
Casdi: Well hello there! Would you like to dance? (18 years old Casdi *-* [link] )
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
Ezra: ... Um.. >_> .. No thanks, I can't dance..
(Aww, what a cute pic!!)
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Sparvely|Student Digital Artist
(thank you!! :heart: long time no see D: )
Casdi: why not? Dancing is fun! Or maybe... you don't know how to do it? o3o
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
(Yeah! How are you??)
Ezra: .. :T .. You're right, I don't.
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lmbrake|Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW. HOW DID HE GET MORE EPIC?!?!?
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
LOL the secret is.. not being very epic from the start XD
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Meibatsu|Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss~~~~ FINALLY~! YAYYY~~
His new fear inducement and visual perception messing voice powers are pretty cool! Now he's a lot more like a demon too! XD

Alt hardly even knows about any of this extra stuff either, so Ezra remains some kind of beacon of humanity to him. LOL


Typos:
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
loyalto => LOYAL TO

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
experince => EXPERIENCE

WEAKNESSES:
in capacited => INCAPACITATED
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
where would I be without you, drowning in typos most likely, that's where. xD FIXED~!

And yeah! New edgy, upgraded powers, ooO~ Emotion manipulation is never looked upon in a good light!

Also probably why Ezra doesn't ever want to use his real voice around Alt. xD Or go on missions together either.
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Meibatsu|Hobbyist General Artist
XD very sexcellents~

But Alt kind of wants to hear it so baaaadly.. XD And he wants to go on missions with Ezra, I guess. Though he doesn't want Ezra to go with him? Lotsa double standards for the both of them, actually. lol
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
Is he afraid that Ezra will get put at risk/hurt at his expense? xD Ezra's at the core really wary that Alt will dislike him for his real voice LOL or look at him differently. AND OH YEAH, TONS AND LOADS OF THEM WHEN YOU LOOK CLOSELY. xD
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AquAlannis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's so amazing~ //stares in awe
But I can see what you mean about not being able to use fun colours lol

I love the idea of the low frequency = ghosts thing~ It's such a cool power plus it can be shown in reality too~
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
no fun colors at all OTL best I can get is a dark blue and a muted brown somewhere on him.

YEAH!!! When I read the article about it, I was just like WWHHAA!!! I've found the goldmineeeee, sound manipulation becomes coooool! ;-;
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AquAlannis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha sometime you should draw him completely OOC with flashy colours and clothes and stuff XD
Come on Ezra you should be more fun~

I'll have to read that article once I get time~
Those beautiful moments where you feel you must be doing something right~ lol
But sound manipulation has always been cool
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
I almost did when I tried to complete the meme here; [link] And I still stand by my belief that that's the cutest smiling Ezra I've yet to draw. xD
Ezra: I am fun. Black is fun. :l It's mysterious.

yes, yes. ;_____; do not have many of those omygosshhh.
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LilWicky|Hobbyist Digital Artist
He so frikkin cute~~~ wish I could make cute guys like u or at least colour then right. OTL
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
HE'S TOO CUTE. XD hahah, who will take him seriously!
You make cute guys, wicky!! How do you have trouble coloring them?
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LilWicky|Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR!? He can use his cuteness to get people! O: And against people! Like the Cute King! XDDDD
Your shading just looks so beautiful. XDDD
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MyDearBasil|Professional Digital Artist
Though he won't use it because that would be admitting that he's cutteeee! xD Though, I suppose he would pull the attractiveness card to be manipulative every once and a while. >_>
It's minimally shaded! xD Less mistakes that way I guess haha
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