So here is a picture of my character, Kanya. She is a humanoid alien known as a homin, who typically live in forested areas on the planet, Kaf. In particular is a tropic homin, an ethnotype typically found in the tropical rainforest and their signature combo of frizzy hair and epicanthic eye folds. This time I added a background similar to her home village so I don’t always keep my characters in blank white space, I hope it becomes a trend as it looks nice to me. Let me know what you think!
For those who don’t know, I enjoy a Cartoon Network show known as Steven Universe.
Actually enjoy is an understatement but instead of fan gushing, let me get straight to the point of my post. A recent episode ” Historical Friction” the main character Steven learns from his friend Jamie why having a character in a play that is perfect and never struggles is ultimately boring. He later goes on to share this with one of his foster mothers, Pearl and how satisfying it is when a character who makes mistakes keeps trying and doesn’t give up until they reach their goal. (Which resonates with her especially since the show had a week of episodes revolving around a story arc where Pearl angered her friend Garnet by lying to spend more time with her.)
Something I took from this was making a list of my personal flaws that could come up via personal reflection and comments from people close to me. It’s tough exposing your hang ups especially on the internet but here they are:
- Unrelentingly push side in argument past point of interest
- Try too hard to yield to other side if other side is close to me
- Prone to procrastination
- Inconsiderate of other side in argument
- Bad at keeping touch with friends I don’t see everyday or long distance
- Rather find personal hobbies or entertainment than seeking a possibly good time with others
- React to criticism of habits/character with excuses or sarcasm, constructive or otherwise
- Reluctance to changing routine despite bouts of longing for participating in things with others
Sometime next week, I will post the opposite, my strengths that I think makes me great. (Something else an episode of this show touches upon).
This character profile will be continually updated with new info as more stories are made
Also check out the link to his first story appearance:
Name: Suleiman Aysehafsa
Common Vessel: Humanoid
Height: 4’3″/129.5 cm
Weight:73 lbs/33 kg
Skin Color: Olive
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
His most common and natural form is that of a young man with black hair with thin mustache and beard. His skin is a light olive brown color. He almost always has prehensile homin feet but will switch to typical humanoid feet when taking long walks and hikes. The majority of the time he will stick with a tail and two arms but he can grow four it he needs to multi-task.
His mother is a Si’lat Jinn and his father is a Homin of the jungle cline. They met when his mother and older sister escaped from persecution from their home country of Jinnistan. She met his father who was one of the few males left in their band that was recently isolated due to a violent disagreement that caused them to separate from the larger group. Eventually they found the village of Erisija and formed a loving relationship, leaving Suleiman to become the first of their three children.
As he grew up in his father’s Erisija village, interacting with the homin children and learning about his jinn abilities and culture from his mother and his sister. He also has his baby brother as a playmate during his older years until his mother decided to send him to the Jinnistan university for higher learning beyond his neighborhood.
At college his learned new principles of nature and magic, coming back between breaks to meet his young sister. After his graduation, his was invited to join Jinnistan’s Committee of Natural Sciences and Technology but ran away from it and djinn society as he became disillusioned about their policies with other species. Not long after, he happened across an ancient Caravan train in an abandoned ruin that he soon decided to travel the world in.
One of the driving forces of Suleiman is seeking to understand everything, and his a strong lust for knowledge and appreciation of beauty as natural ‘outlook’ traits rather than learned behavior (that is he is driven by a deep internal sense of personal wonderment). He also has a strong sense of right and wrong, becoming deeply upset if things are ‘wrong’ according to his own sense of rightness. This often leads to him becoming argumentative, though in a calm (or distressed, if met with aggression) analytical way based on reasoning rather than aggression and intimidation, seeking to convince people rather than merely having them submit. He is also very tenacious and can’t merely let things go, because he usually is so deeply moved and concerned by things; the things he can argue about mean a lot to him, generally speaking.
Scheherazade Aysehafsa- His Si’lat Djinn mother who gave birth to him in Erisija village. Originally a biological anthropologist who studied tribes of homins she stayed with this one permanently to avoid her abusive ex-husband. She was the one who showed Suleiman and her following children their jinn abilities, culture, his religion, as well as admitting him to Jinnistan University.
Fakiha Aysehafsa- His older Si’lat Djinn sister from his mother’s previous marriage with a si’lat djinn and the eldest of her siblings. Suleiman would often look to her to learn innate jinn abilities that their mother might have forgotten or didn’t want him to abuse around the human children. She left the village to become a popular singer referring to progressive and social issues but often visits during tours.
Ismail Aysehafsa -Suleiman’s younger brother who was his major playmate during their youth in the village.
Huda Aysehafsa -The youngest of the Mazaman siblings. She was barely a toddler when Suleiman left his village to attend higher education in the Jinn run cities. Now as a child, he rekindles their relationship by teaching her things about his travels at home.
Kanya “Roxelana” Srisati – Jungle Homin that Suleiman marries when he returns to Erisija Village. He is very protective of her during their early years of marriage but overtime her comes to trust her judgment more often.
He also is very fond of sharing things that he seen outside of the Zomia Tropics as well as explaining the everyday natural science applications that he feels go unnoticed with her. As such, he is very fond of traveling with her to new places to see her reactions. Generally he worries about how about how to make his explanations and small lectures interesting to her so he greatly appreciates her encouragement and feedback.
Abilities and Powers
Suleiman’s homin nature and upbringing gives him the following:
Arboreal Locomotion- Living most of his childhood in the trees, he is an expert in moving through them quickly and efficiently.
Suleiman’s jinn nature grants him the following abilities:
Shape Changing: Suleiman is an innate polymorph who can stretch, deform, expand, or compress his entire body or parts thereof, extending to his clothes, into any contiguous shape he can imagine for a variety of uses.
- Elongation: Suleiman can extend his limbs, torso, or neck to great distances.
- Size Alteration: Suleiman possesses the power to increase and decrease his size. His physical strength also grows in proportion to his current size.
Superhuman Strength/Speed: Suleiman can control the electrical impulses to his muscles, giving him more motor neuron commitment for specific tasks and exceptional strength or speed.
Spectral Sight: The ability to visually see etheric objects and energies.
Etheric Matter Form – Half-Jinn have the ability to convert their corporeal body into ethereal matter, rendering them invisible and intangible to normal matter and able touch to spectral objects. For most of his early life, Suleiman had a hard time controlling it, he was only able to have his hands become immaterial or his match his vision to see it. As an adult, he can do it full body for longer periods of time.
- Flight– His etheric body can fly at great speeds
- Possession– In etheric form, he can enter a corporeal body, reading or influencing its thoughts or attempt to take control. Whether Suleiman succeeds is dependent on if his willpower is stronger than his host.
Suleiman is an accomplished mage, capable of both raw sorcery and ordered spellcraft due to his ancestry. His style primarily uses magic with the intent to defend, distract, or restraint, rather than use outright offensive or lethal means.
Electric Magnet Levitation
Duvet-a pillow enchanted by residual magic, allowing to float and carry it’s owner. Given to him by his mother as a child.
Valdo– an ancient vehicle consisting of four caravans linked together. Each of the wagon is large enough to serve as its own living space, with the first one holding the control console. Together the caravans operate like a train and collectively move along. Suleiman discovered it in an abandoned Lunarian ruin of the Central rainforest. Despite its rustic outward appearance and 19th century amenities, the technology making it up is very advanced as the bottom allows it act as a hovercraft and float above terrain.
This character’s name was referenced from an alternative spelling of Solomon. As such many of his family members also have names related to people Solomon interacted with. He is also draws inspiration from Suleiman the Magnificent, a Sultan during the Ottoman Empire’s Golden Age.
She is yellow-green with green leaves and has brown hair, usually with a purple flower adorned on top. Her casual wear consists of a purple turtle-neck sweater, blue jeans, and orange topped white sneakers. Being a flytrap is much shorter than people her age, being the size of a five-year old even though she is 12 years of age.
Vanessa takes pride in knowing about the people that enjoys being in her company and is particularly happy about herself when she predicts someone’s actions accurately or find gifts that they really like. This makes her a person that generally pleasent to be around.
And she enjoys making new friends out of unfamiliar faces and planning activities with those familiar. It gives her a joy that she want’s to share with her brother, Victor, who is less outgoing than her.
Although she is generally uses humor like understatements and puns to diffuse a problem with those she knows, she can become very frustrated and sarcastic with those who give her a bad impression due to stubbornness and similar traits. Most often she reacts to people and things she dislikes with exaggerated confusion (and sometimes sadness or disappointment, or less often, outrage).
At times she can also be self-centered in that she will often assume that her ideas are the best course of action in a situation. Typically this is when she sets her mind on an outing or adventure for everyone and expects it go pretty much as she pictures it.
Adoptive Mother: Elizabeth Scout
Adoptive Father:Georges Scout
Her brother is Victor and her adopted siblings are Tony and Kate.
As a Venus Fly Trap, Vanessa can make her own food with only sunlight and water. She can also eat a variety of insects but hates roaches and says she never eats them. She can also stay submerged in water up to an hour due to being a swamp plant. She is also pretty fire resistant for a plant, and moreso than most people.