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SDF - Xiao Kuan-tai

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Name: Xiao Kuan-tai
Alias or aliases
: None
Species:
Macaque

Gender:
Male
Age: 16 years
Weight: 46kg (60kg with armor)
Height:
1m43

Reason for entering
He hopes to become like his hero... even if it is only in a movie.

Personality

   Despite appearances, Kuan-tai is a first class coward. He often refers to what he reads in his books, to the point of imitating some extracts to bypass this problem. He also uses this method to decide what he can or must do in battle.

   However, he
is very friendly towards others and will not hesitate to talk, even to strangers. He also tends to act before thinking.

Special Abilities
None

Strengths

   :bulletgreen: If his strength is not outstanding, he knows several martial arts techniques of all kinds that he will not hesitate to use in self-defense.
   :bulletgreen: Although his sword skills are far from perfect, he is able to use his weapon with precision, especially effective for thrusting blows. Note: He always pays attention to let the blade in its sheath. Therefore, his sword is more like a blunt weapon.
   :bulletgreen: Kuan-tai has very good reflexes and is easily able to dodge many blows, especially melee. Surprise attacks against him may prove difficult.
   :bulletblue: He is fast and agile, not letting him be stopped by many obstacles (he masters jumps against the wall, for example).

   :bulletred: His armor effectively stops or reduces the blows he receives. However, that does not prevent him from being unbalanced or projecting depending on the power of it.

Weaknesses
   :bulletgreen: Kuan-tai does not control very well stressful situations. He tends to panic quickly, usually causing totally thoughtless actions (jump into the lion's den, for example).
   :bulletgreen: His tail generally helps him to keep balance. Grabbed, it also provides an efficient way to greatly limiting his offensive and his defensive capabilities. His way of fighting asks him to move a lot, so he can not move freely without pulling on his tail (which is particularly painful), and could not keep his balance for most of his techniques, resulting to fall at each of them.
   :bulletgreen: His sword can become his worst enemy. He has an approximate control of it and can easily be disarmed. Therefore, nothing prevents an opponent from using it. Note: Only the tip of the sword is sharp and can be dangerous. The other part is partially blunt. It may inflict cuts, but nothing exceptionally serious.
   :bulletgreen: He does not have much endurance. His fighting style being based on his speed and agility, he tires quickly and he shows great difficulties on the longest fights. He will tire faster when he wears his armor for compensate the weight of it and keep a reasonable speed.
   :bulletred: His armor is not really light. It is often the cause of loss of balance during dodges or fast movement.

The dots
indicate when the strengths / weaknesses are applicable.
   :bulletgreen: All the time.
   :bulletblue: Without armor.
   :bulletred: With armor.


History

   Kuan
-tai previously lived with his parents outside of town. Following an agreement between them, he temporarily moved to town with an old friend of the family. He now helps care for the library.

Likes
His samurai armor, read, watermelons
Dislikes
The rain and wind, spinach, damaging his armor, spinach, people who criticize his mastery of the sword or samurai Zi, spinach ... these stupid spinach!!!

Other

   Kuan-tai has learned to use his sword and his martial arts techniques in self-taught, copying his favorite hero.
   He will use it only in last resort. Know how to use it, it is one thing, using it against someone, that's another.
   He is a true fan of the "Adventures of Samurai Zi". He knows a lot of catchwords, phrases and sayings used by the Samurai and mastered the art of imitation of him to perfection.
   His armor and sword were offered to him several years ago as bedrooms decorations. Since he can wear it, he regularly trains to imitating his hero.
   If he wears his armor in battle, outside of it, the choice of the "with or without armor" is open. Typically, he wears it when he trains or in competition. He takes it off during free times (between rounds, for example), but he will never be far away from it.
   He would take on average between 5 and 10 minutes to put his armor. Take it off is faster, most of the clips are ties, so he just have to untie them. They are just numerous.
   He never lets his sword unattended. That he wears his armor or not, he will take with him under any circumstances.

   In case there is doubt, "The Adventures of Samurai Zi" do not exist. Catchwords, imitations and anything related to it are open.

 

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ooooh, things are getting interesting.
Welcome. :3
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Great to see you again, Nautila! = D
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Thank you for your interest. Your reference looks good so far. However, we would like clarification on a few things.

Because his endurance is a constant factor that is only worsened by wearing the armor, we would like you to change the blue point next to it to a green one and add a note underneath detailing that he will tire faster when wearing it.

We also need you to explain how his tail can be a weakness, as we were unclear how to define it as one.

How often does Xiao wear his armor, and how long does it take him to put it on and take it off? Because he doesn't wear the armor constantly, we would like a visual reference of him without it.

Do his martial arts skills include hand-to-hand combat, or is it just his self-taught sword skills?
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For the tail, the idea was especially if the opponent manages to grab it. His way of fighting asks him to move a lot, so he can not move freely without pulling on his tail (which is particularly painful), and could not keep his balance for most of his techniques, resulting to fall at each of them.

Concerning the wearing of armor, as a rule, Kuan-tai wears his armor when he trains. Since he takes part in a competition, he will wear it most of the time and he will remove it only during free time, usually between rounds. However, he will not be far away of it.

It would take on average between 5 and 10 minutes to put it, which would be totally impossible to do in combat. Take it off is faster, most of the clips are ties, so he just have to untie them. They are juste numerous.

Yes, his martial arts abilities includes the hand-to-hand combat, but still self-taught.

I have added the design without the armor and changed the endurance weakness. I hope that is alright.

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ReverendAspenHobbyist Writer
My apologies for the delay.

Thank you for including an armorless reference. Everything checks out for the most part. His sword needs to be counted as a separate strength from his martial arts, and we ask for one more bullet point for it. We look forward to your audition.
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I have separated the sword and martial arts strengths, and make some changes (weaknesses and other) to fit the clarifications of the previous comment.
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