Storyline and origin-wise. I want her to be a gladiatrix that was enslaved and had to fight for her freedom, and she'd been a slave since childhood. She managed to survive all throughout, and that's partly because of her abilities, but she didn't always have them. I'm not sure at what exact point in her life she will have gotten them, but I want it to be attributed to either forced experimentation or via the extinction event that happens with Olympolis getting destroyed and turned into the post-apocalyptic wasteland that it is now (aka The Concrete Jungle).
Now then, since Odagren is the glue that brings all those characters together there (if they already weren't still or are already living there like her) for a chance to kill him since he's a fan of resolute fatalism and fucks with these different character's lives to give them a reason to kill him, and live a life based on revenge. And the idea is that he will have done these various acts in such a way where they didn't even know who he was until invited there and with a cryptic statement of admittance. And telling them to find him in The Concrete Jungle.
Her reasoning for getting involved is that, while enslaved, she will have had a child. He too while be enslaved as a result, but was not used as a gladiator. He instead was an indentured servant. Odagren (in a shapeshifted disguise) will have been the one to suggest putting the boy in the place of a combatant who was killed for an act of dissent.
Later on in her life, she had no idea that she had to face him in the coliseum. She wound up killing her son and when she looked into her eyes before he died, he muttered "mitera". Which will be another word for mother there (and the word it for it in Greek). She thought "maybe he was just asking for his mother?" and she tried to shake it off. But she could never get over that. In all of her battles throughout all of her years, no one ever called out for or died like that. And his eyes, the look in his eyes is what eats at her. She could never get over that. She was granted her freedom from slavery after that fight...but at what cost? Her peace of mind to never know if that was her son.
Until Odagren reveals that fact to her and gives her a reason to take her vengeance upon him. Because Odagren's idea of doing these terrible things to these powerful people, is that one of them could finally be the one to kill him, and grant him his wish of death in battle. But they need to be inspired. They need to have the drive and determination to do so. He wants them to kill him with passion, because he knows it's the only way anyone will be able to push themselves far enough and reach that upper limit of their power to do so.
Maybe it's just me, but I figured giving her something kinda fucked up of an origin and backstory highlighting how terrible, destructive things that both Greek mythology and real life and taking a page out of that was fitting with inspiration and what I set out to accomplish with her. As for when her powers appear, I kinda think when it becomes the Concrete Jungle fits best. I imagine an event like that would fuck with how people's bodies (who survived it) work, after all. And with how abhorrent some stuff in Greek mythology can be (and is lol), and Greece itself was, it seemed apt to give her a really messed up origin story and motivations to really highlight the inspirational from an all-encompassing standpoint, rather than glorify something. I'd rather present it in a brutally honest fashion, and how someone can come out of that better, but worse off at the same time. Duality and all that.
By now, at least ya should, know my name is Masamune.|
Though I go by the following names too:
The Sixth Saint, Sixth, SS Masamune, SSM, and Mr. Thou.
Simply put, what'cha see is what'cha get and what'cha don't is better yet.
Art in general is my life and without it, I'd probably be dead or one even more eccentric son of a bitch.
The brunt of my uploads are characters for different stories and various series I'm writing and workin' on, but I do dabble in some fun fan art like the "Mini Sprites" you'll see in my gallery from time to time.
So yessah, I'm a writer and a character designer (if you haven't guessed that already) and my goal is to make said stories and the characters shown off on here into actual games someday, but I will obviously require a team to do so, especially considering how I want them adapted and accomplished.
But I know I can make it happen!
Now, to get back to the more "about me" profiley descripshits!
I love and appreciate the things that I hold closest to me.
To borrow a phrase that I live by
"The things I believe in most are my family, my friends and music. They haven't let me down yet." - Dave Williams
I believe in loyalty. To your family, to your friends, and to the things you love in the lives we're livin'.
I tend to create new words and coin phrases way more often than not.
I jokingly have my own language referred to as Masamunese. You should learn it. Enrollment is now open!
For a "fun facts": I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.
Never have, never will.
The altered state of mind ain't my way of life.
I mean come on, man, you don't need drugs when you can already hallucinate sober, with or without lack of sleep. XD
I've had enough health problems over the years as is, so I choose to take care of my health.
I don't discriminate or honestly care if you do any of that, whatever makes you happy I say.
So long as it isn't negatively effecting yours or anyone else's lives, ya know.
Now then, one thing you will quickly find out about me if you're someone I consider a friend (which, if I add ya on here, I do consider you a friend to some extent or degree) and that is, I like to bring out the best in and inspire people.
Maybe you're next.
Only one way to find out!
Not only that, but I enjoy helping people in general.
Through empathy I love doing so.
Personally, I'd like everyone to be happy and live up to their full potential and realize their dreams.
And with the synergy of a nudge in the direction coupled with drive, passion, and inspiration, you CAN.
Don't ever think you can't because whatever bullshit reason someone throws your way.
Seriously. Never let "can't" poison your passion and creativity.
I grew up around a bunch of inspiring things all around me.
I'm very visionary and imaginative I think, because of this.
I always push myself to push the envelope.
From character designs, video games, stories, to the music that I listen to, to art of all kinds, I was surrounded and interested in so many intriguing things.
Thus causing me to give myself that extra creative kick in the ass when needed to produce the same to have that simply timeless and long withstanding effect.
It's pretty damn sad to see that people are "tapped out" of new ideas for art and the outlets of creativity nowadays.
To those I say, always remember where you came from, who you are as a person and as an artist, and what drove you to do what you do.
No one reveres the plagiarist, for it's the innovator that's truly remembered in time.
If you follow your heart, your mind will follow not too far behind.
AT ANY RATE FASTER THAN 55...
Enjoy your stay!
Favorite visual artists:
Yoshitaka Amano, Hirohiko Araki, H.R. Giger, Nell Fjölmóð (Spoony Bardess), Bengus, Akiman, Shinkiro, Takuji Kawano, Ayami Kojima, Tomomi Kobayashi, Katsuya Terada, Shunya Yamashita, Artgerm, Tetsuo Hara, Kazuma Kaneko, Katsuhiro Otomo, Kentaro Miura, Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Alex Horley, Alex Ross, AbyssWolf (Daniel Oliver), Luis Royo, Frank Frazetta, Gerald Brom, Simon Bisley, Salvador Dali, Hayao Miyazaki, Eiichiro Oda, and Akira Toriyama.
Favorite bands / musical artists: To be vague on specifics: Metal (all subgenres minus Metalcore), Classical, Classic Rock, Industrial, Opera, and Vidya Game Music.
Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Darkstalkers 3, The Guardian Legend, Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Soul Calibur, Samurai Shodown, Guilty Gear, Disgaea, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest VIII, Breath of Fire I thru IV, Castlevania, Dynasty Warriors, and much much more.
Favorite gaming platform:
NES, SNES, N64, PlayStation 1, 2, and 3, Sega Genesis and Dreamcast.