Raphael Sebastian Gabriel DeMichelis
Looks remarkably like: Matthew Daddario
WHO ARE YOU?
Name: Raphael DeMichelis
Nickname: Raphael, Angel, Runt
Aliases: Various ones.
Sexual Preference:Closeted Bisexual
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Cooking, Camping.
Talents:Knowledgeable in Supernatural culture and lore, Hunting, Cooking, Weapons making [modified handheld weapons and nothing more], self defense, minor self aid.
Languages: French, Italian and English.
Notable Education: Home Schooled and self educated.
Occupation:None, lives off a family fortune.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE?
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Identifying Marks: Various tattoos, all religious in nature.
WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?
- His Family.
- Red Wine.
- Quiet nights.
- Camping under the stars.
- Donating his time/energy to various needs and causes.
- Cleaning/repairing weapons or any other repetitive task.
- Be awake in time for the sun rise.
- Catholic churches, specifically the painted glass windows.
- His Family [it's complicated].
- Hurting innocent people.
- His family passion for it's 'calling'.
- His older brother Michael.
- Junk Food.
- Rap/Rock/Heavy medal music.
- Strangers that get into his personal space.
- Devoted to his family.
- Extremely Loyal.
- A good solider.
- Laid back.
- Hard to anger.
- Considerate towards most people.
- Expert in hand to hand combat, weapons and tracking.
- Seldom questions his family.
- Believes his family's 'cause' is a good and noble one.
- Overly passive.
- Struggles to make his own choices.
- Actively avoids confrontations with his family.
- Is easy to overlook.
- Is dependent on others.
- To have his family hunt him down and kill him.
- Powerful supernatural creatures, more now than before.
- Witches and other magic users.
- Being alone for long periods of time.
- To be exposed as what he is to the public.
- To be excommunicated from the Catholic church.
Raphael is a quiet and unassuming kind of person. He rarely does anything to stick out in a crowd and is find with it. Years of being the smallest has made him not want to draw any more attention to himself. He doesn't like being in the limelight and even during hunts that his family members drag him out on he takes positions of watch out and back up rather than jump into anything guns blazing and fists swinging. He's the baby of four kids which makes me fairly dependent on both his older siblings but his parents as well.
Socially awkward and shy Raphael doesn't even bother to make friends. Family is life after all and with an arranged marriage looming in the distance he doesn't even consider flirting with another or getting close to anyone. He's also equally attracted to men and women, something that would make him an outcast in his own family and most likely 'retrained' to what is more socially acceptable for an Italian Catholic family.
When he does get away from his slightly overbearing family he tends to have a soft sense of humor and finds it easy to get along with most people, often taking enjoyment in helping those less fortunate than himself. He spends a lot of time volunteering at various things. It's clear that once he steps out of his family's shadow he's a different person and has a lot of potential to be more than just a hunter or a good Catholic boy.
WHAT ARE YOU?
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Born of Cursed: Cursed by a witch
Fast Shift- (Starter)
Swanmanes first shift at puberty. They are able to shift completely within a matter of seconds. Someone watching would see a ripple, like a heatwave, overcome the swanmane’s body until the shift is complete.
Sense Predator- (Starter)
All swanmanes are capable of sensing the presence of a predator. This is not the same thing as sensing malicious intent. Rather, this sense will alert them to the presence of a vampire or lycanthrope within the same room.
Graceful Strut (Starting)
As a rule of thumb all swans are graceful. Most like many lycans seem like their dancing when they're moving swanmanes have the same grace and smooth pace. It is one of the many reasons so many swans find it easy to go into dance related fields of work.
While most lycans are more prone to aggressive behavior in the presence of the moon swans seemed to become more peaceful and calm. Though not tied to the moon Swans will sometimes enjoy bathing in moon [away from their predator counterparts] and can often be found calming small groups of near by people if they gather in groups during the full moon.
Scent Ambiguity- (20 Points) [+1 Power]
A swan with this power can distort her scent so as to smell less like dinner. As helpful as this is, the lack of a scent can be just as jarring to some shifters than smelling like KFC. Swan’s with this gift will thus attempt to conceal the lack of scent by wearing perfume, aftershave etc.
Conceal Power- (30 Points) [+2 Power]
The swan is skilled at hiding their aura of power, either to make themselves seem human or appear weaker than they are.
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Other important people:
Juliet Morganna [Witch that cursed Raphael]
Born in the Southern parts of Georgia Raphael didn't have the usual upbringing and childhood that most kids had. His parents were deeply religious, devote Catholic. They belive firmly in the idea that god made man, only man and everything else is born of the devil and it's their holy mission to send said demons back to hell where they belong. To everyone else in their Georgia The family was just oddly fanatical and religious but harmless. They had no idea what the family actually did in their spare time.
When Raphael was born there was already three boys, each more strapping and healthy than the next. Raphael was a small child naturally, compared to the other boys he was even smaller. He was often called Runt, in that joking but painful way that only family members have when it comes to each other. Michael in particular seemed overly viscous when it came to Raphael, always making sure he knew how small and ungainly he was compared to the brothers who easily had five years and more than he did.
While Raphael knew their lifestyle was unusual he was raised to believe it was a righteous one. He was trained [brain washed] into believing that no supernatural was a good one and that it was for the greater good to to put those poor creatures out of the misery. While they didn't attend traditional schooling , their mother home schooled all four boys, they were well educated. Not only in the normal studies such as math, science, history and geography they were taught the teachings of the bible, how to defend themselves and hot to track supernatural creatures. They were also taught minor skills like cooking and cleaning but given that the boys were expected to marry and their wives were meant to take care of them they weren't taught a great deal.
Not that those limitations stopped Raphael. He found ways to learn how to cook and clean, barely better than what his brothers did and no where near what a functional teenager should be able too. The boys were also taught how to stitch their wounds and do other minor various first aid tasks. While Raphael grew, puberty was very good on him even if he was a very late bloomer, he still couldn't out weight his brothers and was still considered the 'runt' of the family, and was often called as such by his older brothers.
When he was old enough and 'wise' enough he was allowed to start going on hunts with his father and brothers. They took care of a wide range of species, anything from vampires to lycans and witches. They were smart about it. They weren't going after master vampires or alphas. They took out the rogues and the stranglers. People that wouldn't be noticed missing. People that , even though they were supernatural, had a hard time defending themselves. Raphael proved he could handle himself though he preferred to be look out or back up rather than the first string that dealt the killing blows.
And though his life was a strange and unusual one, full of secrets and hiding things from everyone, it was one that worked for him. That was till his brothers and father took out a family of witches. Due to poor planning, one of the first times that this bit them in the ass, they didn't kill all of the family. One long woman was in the basement when the family was killed. Raphael happened to be the only left behind so the woman naturally assumed he killed her whole family. She fled for fear of getting killed herself. Unknown to him the surviving the witch follows him to the family home. It must not take much to put two and two together and figure out that Raphael was a hunter. If he liked the task or not was not the witch's concern. Stealing a jacket out of Raphael's unlocked car she went back home and decided to turn Raphael into one of the things that his family hunted.
Two weeks later and while training in the woods by himself Raphael experienced some of the worse cramping he'd ever experienced and went though the painful transformation of being a black swan.It took several hours for him to get himself back in order and sneak into his home. The next day he went back to the house that the witches had been slaughtered in on a hunch, it was meant to be burnt down and grabbed as many of the coven's books. He fled with them into the woods and attempted to figure out what the witch had done to him exactly. It took a few hours but he figured it out. He had been cursed as a swan. He was the very thing that his family hunted. They couldn't find out. He managed to play it cool and asked for a chance to stretch his legs [and wings]. They thought it was a bit unusual but gave him leave.
He fled to Boston. He needed time to learn to control his new ungodly urges so he could go back home and not end up another trophy on his brother Michael's shelf. So he's learning control for the family that would rather kill him than accept him and what is sure to be a loveless arranged marriage.
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Name: Raphael DeMichelis
Species: Cursed Swan
Character Context:Quiet and an assuming Raphael is under the impression he's going to learn control enough to fool his family then go back home.
Gender: Male Preference:Closeted Bisexual Relationship Status: Single
What should we call you?Rel
How long have you been role playing? Forever.
How did you find us?Tiz.
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