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/d3fx6ecBut 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. xDBASIC 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
Current Residence: Gotham
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
"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 incidentVoice 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 weaponsWeapon(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 manipulationBackground
(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.
He doesn't believe in a moral system, or the division between good and bad. He simply devotes himself to a select few.