cindershouse: A red fox curled up. (Kitsune - Fox)
So that other post doesn't really provide anything useful, does it? I mean, just names and stuff. So I'm going to add things we can all relate to to characterize the three bastards, Al and I! Heyy... That makes us a Five Man Band, doesn't it? But we've got two Lancers, no Big Guy, and The Chick's just the token gay man.* Oh well. On to the posty!

by Kitsune!

Together, we're a Badass Crew comprised of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who also happen to be a Cast Full of Gay (Well, mostly bi. But Al's gay. And the body's transsexual, so that counts, too). It's actually pretty awesome if you think about this in terms of being a ship or something. I get to be Kaylee!

For individuals, let's start with Xan, since he likes to think of himself as the leader. He wants to be the Captain, but he's actually... well... Rimmer. Anyway. He's a bit of a Control Freak, but we can forgive him for being a Hurting Hero. Originally (and still, somewhat) a bit of a Blank Slate, he serves as Cinders' megalomaniacal Master Computer. He didn't gas us too severely, but he did remove our ability to eat cake. Screw you, Xan. Screw you.

Next, um... Al, since he doesn't get that much screentime. He comes from a race of Rubber Forehead Alien Space Elves. They're a Witch Species with (fuzzy) Pointy Ears, and by human standards, pretty much all the men, Al included, are Bishounen. He's also a Straight Gay Squishy Wizard who never got over the Mourning After when he lost his lifemate. To the point of it being a bit of a creepy obsession. He sometimes still gets the thought that his love might still be out there somewhere, reincarnated. Maybe even on Earth.

John is literally the trope-origin for the Trenchcoat Briagde who found himself here with little explanation. He showed up with Easy Amnesia (likely self-inflicted, he admits) and only fragments of his Dark And Troubled Past. He's a Deadpan Snarker Mean Brit with lingering Rage Against The Heavens and a tendency to try and Drown His Sorrows. It rarely works, but Xan worries we'll end up alcoholic anyway.

Then there's Zakai. Oh, Zak. He's way more Bishounen than even Al, and tops it off with being a Depraved Bisexual. An Empath with a Dark And Troubled Past that puts anyone else's to shame, he comes off as Affably Evil, but he's practically the definition of a Zen Survivor. In the past, and even now when the game requires it, he is a badass Chessmaster that swaggers confidently into the realm of being a Magnificent Bastard. Though he and John certainly both have their moments.

Last but not least, ME! Kitsune. That isn't really my true name, but I'm an Obake Fox, and it gives me extra mysteriousness, y'know? I'm a Cloudcuckoolander Genki Manic Pixie Dreamgirl. My thing for computers makes me a Playful Hacker, and the old 2600's aren't mine, really. >_>; Some people would imply that my hyperactivity and tendency to bounce from one thing to another are symptoms of Attention Deficit... Ooh! Shiny!

* Thinking about this further, if you kick Xan out and wake Taka up more, it fits decently well. John would probably be the Hero, Zak the Lancer, I'm the Smart One, usually, I guess. Al's The Chick, Taka... No! Jones! JONES IS THE BIG GUY! Also double-duty as the smart one. And the Battle-Butler. Except I'm not sure he's actually showed up here, just been a character who seemed to write himself. Anyway. um. Where was I going again?
cindershouse: Several masks and an eye peering out. (Default)
Current as of 06/17/2009.

The Band of Bastards (main fronts)

Xan - Shapeshifter/Intelligent construct. Androgynous male. Seems innately linked to the system controlling the brain's memories, habits, and knowledge. Believes himself to have been created in an identity restructuring sometime in the spring of 2004. Has very little identity of his own, and flows and adapts to fit what the situation requires. Something of a control freak, he's also the face that most of the world has dealt with in the past. People fall in love with him very easily, though he's rather asexual, himself.

Zakai - Human. Male. Bishounen. Empathic. Remembers living and dying in a previous life where he both experienced and did Very Unpleasant Things. Currently one of the most stable and laid-back members of the House. Extrovert. Hits on anything that moves. Sense of humor so dark that black holes get lost in it.

John - Human. Male. Showed up with very fragmented memories of his past, later found an identity that seemed to fit, uncomfortable as it was for all of us. Officer in charge of Drinking, Smoking, and Foul Language. Has a hard time choosing a favorite sin--he's a fan of them all. Charismatic conman with deep issues that he's still trying to work through. Formerly referred to as "Luc" or "Grey".


Ariel - Human? Female. Geek girl. Bookworm of epic proportions. Former front, still trying to figure out her current place in things. Slept for quite a few years and was actually sorta kept in stasis by Xan because he was afraid she'd freak out and destroy him. It... didn't happen. She's calm and optimistic, in stark contrast to Xan's pessimism and depression, but is often able to get through to him and help him realize that things aren't as bleak as they seem.

Kitsune - Kitsune. Female. Hyperactive technophilic Japanese fox-spirit. Caffeine addict. Linux nerd. Can be a lot more mature than she usually acts, but chooses not to be, thus annoying the hell out of everyone.

Alharakyun'jyee ("Al") - Alien cat-elf-thing (Terahai, in their own language). Male. Natural mage and healer, has difficulty communicating effectively in English/accessing the brain's skills and habits. Very lonely and displaced. Capable and wise, but feels aimless stranded here.

Nameless - Unknown species. Genderless (or gender-fluid?). Intensely sexual. Suicidally masochistic, it wants to be violated, broken, and debased. Its influence has been here a long, long time, and we don't really know where it came from. Strangely, though it barely speaks, when allowed to paint, it created a weird composition in brilliant jewel-tones, and represented itself with the image of a burning orange feather, singed at the edges and crumbling into the flame. Zakai recognizes the feelings, but claims he never surrendered as much as Nameless does. Whether Nameless is an actual person or just a fragmentary set of feelings and reactions is hard to say at this time.


Taka - Human. Male. Samurai from late 18th century Japan. Almost never fronts, doesn't use modern technology.
Liz - Female unseelie sidhe.
Kai - Female anthropomorphic personification, seems tied to Ariel. Al's nemesis. Reminds us a bit of Zak...


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