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10 April 2011 @ 03:06 pm
In-Depth Character Survey Of Doom - Bump!Verse~  
Here's the In-Depth Character Survey o' Doom for Bump!Verse; I intend to update it over time as things change within the 'verse. Although he's based on the Liev!version of Victor Creed from the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' movie, I've fleshed out Victor's character with details from the Earth-616 comic version of Sabretooth, too.

Comic Details used for this version of Victor Creed...

Basic Notes:

Despite appearing to be little more than a wild animal, Victor Creed's personality is actually rather complex and complicated. He constantly craves attention, pushing boundaries as far as he can just to see if - and when - they will break; negative attention is preferable to no attention at all, and in this respect he resembles a large child constantly throwing a tantrum just to have people notice him. His mind is in constant conflict between smug self-superiority and a crippling self-hatred. He believes himself to be vastly superior due to being a mutant, and a physically-superior one at that, but over him hangs the constant shadow of his past, the knowledge that his parents rejected him simply because of what he was. There is a part of him which constantly craves praise and acceptance, even as he actively pushes away any attempts of help and comfort. He cannot stand the pity of others towards him since this would involve the admission of a weakness which he cannot afford to possess.

There are only two people whom he actually listens to, and respects, and they are Logan and Arawn. He has seen and experienced enough with Logan to value his opinion and his presence, even if he is too proud to admit it, and he is humbled and awed with Arawn's position of power as an Alpha Male even more powerful than he is. Logan and Arawn are perhaps the only two people who understand that Victor can be controlled only as an animal, rather than a man; he responds to praise and punishment more than anything else.

Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?

Victor is 6'6 and weighs 350lbs; he's sturdily-built and well-muscled, thanks to a lifetime spent fighting. He doesn't possess super-strength, but he is naturally strong, having spent his entire life doing manual work and making a living through combat. In Bump!verse he also managed to achieve his dream of having Adamantium bonded to his skeleton, which means he weighs a lot more than he looks.

2. How old is he?

180. If we're saying freedomverses is set around the present year of 2011, and if Victor was about 14 when he had to leave the Howlett estate with James in 1845, then he'd be around that old now.

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?

He's very confident in his physical abilities and thinks of himself as an Alpha Male, so wherever he is he tends to strut around giving off an air of arrogance; this has only been made worse by his recent promotion to the title of Unseelie Prince. He thinks a lot of himself because of his regeneration, too, so he literally does stroll around thinking he's nigh-on indestructible. Have you ever seen a Ginger Tom walking around like it owns the neighbourhood with its tail held high? Yeah, like that. However, despite his apparent confidence he still tends to hunch over a little and bunch up his shoulders, perhaps in an attempt to make himself appear like even more of a threat.

When he's on the hunt, whether it be for humans, mutants, wild animals or otherwise, he tends to skulk, slink and stalk his way through the shadows instead of walking like a normal person. At rest, he can find it comfortable to crouch rather than sit; I think this is partly because it's far easier to spring to your feet from this position, kind of like a cat pouncing.

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?

Thanks to his healing ability, he doesn't ever get ill or contract any diseases, and wounds heal too soon after they've been made for him to get any scars. As with Logan, he was sick when he was younger, before his mutations kicked in, but since then he's never been unwell. He is physically very fit, partly due to his regeneration, but also due to a life of hard manual work and combat.

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?

Although he has a rather bulky, sturdy frame, he is capable of very fluid movement, usually in combat, although I wouldn't call it graceful. He has a very good sense of balance, due to his feral, cat-like senses, and he usually carries himself with a sense of purpose, because he is nearly always planning something. Chances are if you see him walking somewhere, he's got a reason for heading in that direction.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?

Physically, Victor has the body of a healthy forty-year-old man. He isn't covered in rippling muscles and he doesn't boast a tanned six-pack, but he doesn't have a beer gut or lots of excess flab. He knows that he doesn't have a body like, say, a Chippendale, but in all honesty, this doesn't bother him at all - he has his regeneration, and he's more than capable of defending himself in a fight, and that matters far more to him than looking like some kind of pin-up. In fact, he looks down on men who spend so long pampering themselves and taking care of their looks as he sees them as weak-minded pussies who can't maintain a decent body.

Since becoming a member of the Unseelie Court, he has been encouraged to take more pride in his appearance and actually bathe once in a while, too. Initially he was opposed to this, but he's starting to learn that being groomed and pampered also has its advantages.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?

Despite receiving countless wounds during his lifetime, he doesn't possess any scars due to his healing ability. His complexion is neither pale nor swarthy; his healing factor prevents his skin from taking too much damage in the sun.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style.

It's short dark hair, probably cut that way because if you get into as many fights as he does, you don't want anyone to grab at your hair. I'd like to think that no matter how much he cuts and shaves his facial hair, it just grows back that way as part of his regeneration.

9. What color are his eyes?

Blue. He has a very intense gaze.

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?

Do fangs and claws count? Why, yes, I think they do. He possesses retractable claws which can cut through steel as well as give him purchase on materials such as stone and concrete, enabling him to dig them into and climb sheer, vertical surfaces. Where his human canines would be, he has vicious animal-like fangs which are easily sharp enough to tear through flesh. The Adamantium which has been added to his skeleton means that his nails have a coating of the metal, although his fangs do not.

11. What are his chief tension centers?

His shoulders are the first to tense up, his claws instinctively unsheathe themselves as he adopts a combat stance, and he draws back his lips to reveal his fangs. It's the human mutant equivalent of a cat raising its hackles and hissing.

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?

He's never been one to care that much about his appearance, and having lived most of his life in the military, he just wore whatever uniform was given to him at that time. When he hasn't been in military service, his clothes have consisted of hard-wearing work shirts and trousers; he always tended to favour comfort and practicality over fashion and looking good. Since becoming the Unseelie Prince he has had to start wearing a different set of clothes, to fit in with the Court; it's not something he's been keen to do, but he is prepared to make sacrifices in order to maintain his power.

Victor's Court Clothes are reminiscent of those of an 18th-century gentleman; he resents having to wear them since they make him feel silly and effeminate, but he has noted that females seem to like them, which he supposes is a plus.

His preferred outfit is his Leather Armour, which is supple and comfortable and allows him to move with a degree of flexibility as well as having a degree of psychological impact. This outfit is more imposing than his delicate court clothes, and gives him more freedom of movement should he need to fight.

The Battle Gear which he wears looks similar to this (he doesn't wear the scale 'skirt') and serves several purposes; as well as offering some degree of protection against attack, it's about the symbolism as much as anything else. The shoulder guards are embossed with Arawn's seal, marking him as the Hound of Arawn, and there is a large design on the leather chest piece depicting the Cwn Annwn. He doesn't wear a helmet as he prefers to use his fangs in battle, and this would restrict the movement of his head; he is also arrogant enough to think that he doesn't need one.

13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?

Victor has always felt more comfortable in military uniforms than in more informal clothes. When he wears his courtly shirts and jackets, he probably appears stiff (quiet at the back!) and uncomfortable; he is also unused to wearing such fine cloth, and his claws snag on the delicate material. He seems far more at ease in his armour, since he also feels mentally prepared for a fight when he's dressed for battle.

14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?

Before he joined the Unseelie Court, Victor wore the same clothes all the time. He didn't see the point in deliberately dressing up for an occasion; it was a waste of time to him. Besides, what he did in his leisure time was so similar to what he dis for his work that there wasn't much point in changing outfits. Now, though, his position demands that he dresses for each and every occasion, a fact which he resents but goes along with for the sake of power.

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando?

Commando. He's not the type to care much for looking good in any kind of underwear, and it makes the kinds of things he does a lot easier; okay, I'll be crude here. He's a very sexually-driven character, and whether it's sex with a willing partner or an unwilling victim, it's a lot easier to just be able to whip it out of those trousers whenever he wants to (without taking them off) and not have to bother with underwear getting in the way. Also much easier for getting dressed and undressed in a hurry.

1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?

Victor has a deep, resonant voice that seems to reverberate throughout his chest; it's almost a growl sometimes, even when he talks normally.

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?

He speaks with a measured rhythm; his words are neither rushed nor slowed to a drawl. He tends to talk confidently and with conviction, only losing the control in his voice when he loses his temper, in which case he raises his voice and yells as loudly as he can, venting his frustration in his words.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?

As his mind is very much feral, he often punctuates his speech with growls, snarls and hisses to show his moods, emphasising the point by baring his fangs if he needs to. He also purrs when he's pleased or content. His accent is a base of Canadian, although he's lived in so many different places that he's picked up a little twang from many of them; he also tends to drop his 'g's and 'd's a lot.

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency?

His mother tongue is English, although he probably has a smattering of French too, having grown up in what was to become the Northern Territories of Canada. (Correct me if French wasn't spoken there between 1832-1850.) He can also speak a smattering of German and Russian, as well as knowing how to ask for a beer in at least ten languages.

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?

Not particularly, although he does sometimes revert to a more relaxed, casual way of speaking when he's with Logan, subconsciously switching to the kind of twang they used when they were younger. Pronunciation can change with time, so when he talks with Logan there's probably a noticeable difference in his accent. Over time, I also intend for him to pick up a little of the courtly speech from the Unseelie Court, too.

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?

His words seem to come naturally to him; he can't resist a snarky comment or a series of quickfire insults, and his mind works fast when it comes to witty comebacks and put-downs.

7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?

His speech tends to be crude, coarse and guttural, as he unfamiliar with more archaic and 'flowery' English. He is articulate in that he is able to find the right words for most situations and use words as another way to get the better of people; however, when he loses his temper he becomes a lot more feral and sometimes even loses the ability to speak altogether, expressing himself through snarls, growls and body language alone.

Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?

Despite what many people may think, Victor isn't anybody's fool. His animalistic, feral appearance and manner can trick others into thinking that his mind is also bestial, and that he doesn't possess any intelligence other than of base instinct - but although his smarts are mainly derived from his animal intelligence, he is also fairly literate and clever, and capable of thinking his way out of a situation.

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?

He is capable of making decisions on the spur of the moment if he needs to, usually based on his feelings and instincts; he's driven by emotions and passions, and these are often what cause immediate responses. He can sometimes brood on more important matters and decisions, in which case he keeps them to himself and slowly simmers over them until he reaches a conclusion.

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?

As stated above, his thought processes are based mostly on feelings and instincts, whatever he wants at the time; essentially he's a selfish hedonist, so his first course of action will usually be whatever makes him feel good at the time, and he doesn't care whether it will adversely affect anyone else. He is capable of holding himself back if there is something important to be gained, but he can find this very hard to do.

4. What kind of education has the character had?

Nearly all of Victor's knowledge is entirely self-taught. As a child, he learned to read from the Bible (I think this would have been fairly common for children at that time across the whole of North America) and from whatever books he happened to get a hold of when he visited James as a child. Victor's father didn't encourage any kind of learning in the house shack where he grew up.

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?

Victor knows a lot about killing things. He's an expert in maiming, torturing and killing people in a variety of ways, not only with his teeth and claws but also with various weaponry including guns, knives and explosives. One-hundred-plus years of military service have left him an expert in this field, and he is always appreciative of a good fight. He is also adept at surviving in the wild and living rough; he had to learn fast when he was young, and his enhanced senses, teeth and claws are definitely a help.

He is always eager to spar and fight, and to improve his combat capabilities. Academic learning has never held much appeal for him, and he doesn't intend to start getting bookish any time soon.

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert?

A bit of both. He can seem like an extrovert in that he likes to make a show of things and be noticed at times when he feels he needs to make a statement, but he can also fade into the background and go un-noticed when he wants to gather information and be more subtle.

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?

As long as he is in control, Victor can seem relaxed and casual in his attitude, although even then he is always mentally on-guard against any attack. He generally acts smug and self-assured as he is very confident in his abilities, but if anyone annoys him, his temperament can change in a moment and he can fly into a feral rage within seconds. He can be moody and sullen; when this is the case, he tends to lash out at anyone who crosses his path, taking out his frustrations on whoever happens to be around.

He can be melancholy if begins to dwell on the traumatic events of his past, either those to do with his father and his disastrous upbringing, or to do with certain situations with Logan. When this happens he attempts to cover his pain by taking it out on others, causing them to suffer instead.

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?

Whenever somebody new appears, Victor feels the need to establish his dominance over them as the Alpha Male of the group. If the new person is a man, he has to make it clear that he is the superior male there; if the new person is a female, he likes to intimidate them and make them think he could take them if he wanted to. With new situations, he prefers to hang back and take stock of what's going on before acting, or at least investigate the new person verbally, although if it's a life-or-death situation - especially if it involves someone close to him, such as Logan - his protective instincts kick in and he charges in with his claws out.

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react?

Depends on the situation. In the case of getting what he wants, he'll go right ahead and be as devious and demanding as he needs to be to get his way, such as if he's after revenge. Other times, when he wants to get the measure of someone he hasn't met before, he'll try and hold back and watch from a distance so he can learn about them before approaching them.

10. Which is his default: fight or flight?

Fight. He is driven by combat and conflict, taking great pleasure in fighting, but even he knows when to call it a day and retreat at times.

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?

Victor is a master of schadenfreude - taking pleasure in the misfortune of others. He has a dark and twisted sense of humour, and enjoys belittling and humiliating those whom he doesn't like. He prefers verbal puns and sarcasm to slapstick jokes and bathroom humour, and likes nothing better than coming up with original insults and putting others in awkward situations; he just loves to shock and offend.

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them?

I'm no psychologist, but I'd say he could easily be certified as a psychopath; Wikipedia's criteria for this include being cunning and manipulative, having a lack of remorse or guilt, a lack of empathy for others, a need for stimulation, poor behavioural control and promiscuous sexual relationships. And how does he deal with this? Are you kidding? He loves being the way he is. He's proud of the way he is, and takes pleasure in knowing that it disgusts others.

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?

His defining moments are:

- having his teeth and claws pulled out by his father;
- watching James Howlett kill their father;
- murdering Sarah, his first kill;
- joining the Union army during the American Civil War, wearing a uniform and being part of an organised killing squad for the first time;
- being sentenced to death after attempted rape and decapitating a senior officer in Vietnam, and more importantly, Logan standing beside him through it.
- Logan's disappearance; the sense of abandonment was crippling
- receiving his Adamantium
- finally meeting Logan again
- taking the Unseelie Oath

14. What does he fear?

One of his biggest fears is losing Logan, mainly if Logan ever died, but also if they became separated again; Victor is terribly possessive of his younger brother to the point of obsession, and the fact that Logan doesn't even remember him has been one hell of an emotional blow.

He is also scared now of losing his position within the Unseelie Court. He is getting used to the taste of power and wants to hold onto it - it makes him feel reassured, more confident, and he's beginning to feel that he has found a place to belong.

15. What are his hopes or aspirations?

Right now in Bump!verse, Victor is enjoying the rights and privileges which come with being the Unseelie Prince. He relishes combat and very much enjoys sparring with the Brother, although it's almost killed him a few times. He's determined to beat the crap out of the Brother properly one day. He's also very much looking forward to training with the Unseelie Army and taking part in battles as a commander, as opposed to just being used as a footsoldier for so long. He longs to make Arawn proud, although even he doesn't yet realise the true extent of his desires to please the King.

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?

He doesn't like people knowing about his alcoholic father and his drunken rages, or what happened between him and Sarah, the first girl he loved. They expose a vulnerable side to him which he sees as a weakness, and if anyone knew about it, he fears they would exploit that weakness. He's also starting to become attracted to Arawn a lot more than he would ever want to, and he's struggling to push that attraction very far down inside himself as he finds it disgusting and shameful.

1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents.

Victor's mother died when he was very young, barely even a year or two old, so he only has hazy memories of her; it's partly because of this that he's always had such a bad relationship with the other women in his life, because he feels in a way that his mother let him down by not being there for him when his father flew into his drunken rages.

His father was Thomas Logan, the groundskeeper for the Howlett Estate, a violent alcoholic who beat him from a very young age. I think Thomas somehow blamed Victor for his mother's death. When Victor's mutations showed themselves, he tried to hide them from his father, but Thomas discovered them and tried to 'cure' what he saw as his 'devil-child' of a son by tearing out his teeth and claws. Having regeneration, however, they soon grew back, which only caused Thomas to hate his son even more.

In a way, Victor feels like he was a failure because he never did stand up to his father properly. It was James Howlett, Jimmy, who killed Thomas Logan - and in doing so did something that Victor could never bring himself to do.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?

James Logan. Need I say more? To Victor, losing Logan would be like losing an arm; they've pretty much lived side-by-side for around 150 years, fought together, almost died together and know each other inside out, upside-down and back-to-front. They don't always get along; Victor finds Logan's moral attitude to be wishy-washy, and Logan finds himself disgusted by some of Victor's actions, although he tries his best to ignore them when he can. Victor feels that Logan should embrace his more feral side, whereas Logan constantly tries to encourage Victor to become more human. Essentially, they're both pulling in opposite directions but they can never fully bring themselves to tear away from each other, constantly drawn together by their shared blood and history. When all is said and done, they genuinely care for each other, probably because all that they really have is each other.

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?

Thus far, the only blood relative Victor knows of is Logan.

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?

Oh, hell no! The feral does not trust easily, and he doesn't even have anyone he would consider a friend, let alone family.

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?

Victor doesn't have anyone whom he would consider a friend. He relies only on himself, his abilities and his wits in order to survive; even after joining the Unseelie Court, he thinks of them as allies rather than friends.

6. Does he have other close friends?

None. Victor doesn't tend to make friends at all. He doesn't trust other people easily - hell, he doesn't even like them that much.

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?

Again, no. He's definitely not a 'people person'.

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends?

Family. Logan has always been the most important person in Victor's life, and that hasn't ever changed; they relied on each other for so long that it's second nature, which made his separation from Logan that much harder. However, if Victor ever does get close to anyone, he tends to consider them as extended adopted family rather than just friends.

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?

Victor has never been married; he's never managed to be in a relationship for more than a few months. He's far too tempestuous and unsettled for that. At the moment he isn't in any kind of long-term partnership.

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

I believe the technical term for his current state is 'man-whore'. He has never been married, nor been in a relationship for more than a few months; at the moment, he is making the most of his new position as Unseelie Prince and helping himself to as many women about the Unseelie Court as he can. He's like a child in a candy store suddenly being told that he can have as much candy as he wants. This is partly because he's giddy with power and believes it's his right to bed as many females as he feels like, but also because the feelings he has for Arawn are disturbing him deeply. It's almost as if he feels he has to prove himself to himself, to prove his virility and his manliness, and by sleeping with as many women as he can it proves that he can't be attracted to men and he isn't turning gay. Right? Right.

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?

His first crush was Sarah, a girl he met once when he went into a town to find food; he was fifteen at the time. He was smitten with her looks and her bold attitude, and when she let him lose his virginity to her, he was pretty much eating out of the palm of her hand. Soon after that, though, he found out that she was actually a prostitute; he was unable to bear the thought of her being with anyone else, and he couldn't stand the betrayal, so he murdered her. She was his first love, and his first kill. This probably helps to explain why he finds it so easy to associate sex with violence.

His latest 'crush' - although I'd call it more of a fascination, or being in thrall - is Arawn, the Unseelie King. The very first time Victor met him there was something there between them, as Victor sensed within Arawn a sheer power the likes of which he had never before known; the feral has finally met an Alpha Male who stands higher up within the 'pack' or the 'pride' than he does, and he is in awe because of it. A bond has also been forged between them due to the taking of the Oath, when blood was exchanged between the two of them.

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner?

Victor needs someone who can match him both mentally and physically, someone who presents a challenge and a constant source of entertainment; he needs mind games and power play as well as games of sexual dominance, otherwise he gets easily bored and just moves onto the next person. He's highly demanding physically - let's face it, that regeneration means he doesn't just roll over and fall asleep when he's done - so he needs someone with a high sex drive who can keep him satisfied, as well as keeping the sex varied. Looks are less important to him than someone who can keep him busy, although he does appreciate being with someone who's absolutely goddamn smokin' hot.

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any?

It's probable that Victor has fathered many children in his time, from casual liaisons as well as preying upon women, but he doesn't know for sure if he has - and even if he did, he wouldn't really care. He doesn't like human children, finding them loud and annoying; even if he fathered a child who was a mutant, it's likely that he'd take very little interest in it.

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies?

Victor's the type to leave countless rivals and enemies behind him, but currently, the only one he truly regards as a rival is Claire Bennet. He isn't even sure why he resents her so much, but the truth of it is that she has taken Arawn's attention away from himself, and he is intensely jealous because of it.

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale?

He has always believed himself to be a 0; he's never shown any sexual interest in men in the past, and he is even homophobic to some degree, finding the idea of two males together disgusting. Recently, however, he's started feeling drawn towards Arawn as he has never been drawn towards a male before, so in reality he's probably just within being a 1.

16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?

Sex is very important to Victor. In his feral mindset, sex isn't just a recreational activity, it's a way to show dominance and assert his superiority as well as being downright enjoyable. It's one of the few things that can calm him down as it's an important release of anger and tension for him.

17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?

Again, it's crude but I'll say it; he takes great pleasure from committing rape. He gets a thrill from being in control and causing so much pain and suffering, and it's all tied in to the fact he hates women. By taking them in this way, he gets to establish his dominance and teach them all a lesson for treating him so badly in the past; in his twisted mind, they deserve it.

He also gets such a thrill from mind games and powerplay; although he doesn't realise it, he's in constant need of a parental figure who can lay down rules and keep him under control because he lacked a mother figure as a child. This is why he gets such a kick out of a stern woman being in command, since he never had it when he was younger. He adores the kind of sex where there's a constant flow and flux of power, where he gets to call the shots one minute and the woman does the next, since this keeps him interested and presents a challenge for him.

One thing he does love to do when he gets the chance is let his animal side take over; unsheathe his claws and rut like an utter beast, biting and clawing at his female, claiming her and taking her and making her his own in the most primal, feral way possible, leaving his scent all over them. (There aren't many women who have ever been able to handle this...)

1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type?

Victor Creed doesn't seem to have an established birthday in Marvel canon; I decided to make him a Scorpio because his personality fits in with what 'typical' Scorpios are like.

Scorpios tend to be obsessed with sex and death, and have obsessive, possessive personalities. They are passionate, intense and secretive, and if they ever reveal something hidden about themselves to another, they expect the person they are revealing it to to be grateful for this imparting of information and appreciate the telling of the secret. Personality traits of the Scorpio include jealousy, moodiness, cunning, stubborness and being quick-tempered. As lovers, Scorpios are incredibly possessive yet protective of their partners. They choose few friends, but those they do have they tend to keep for a long time; they also tend to be loyal and devoted to their families.

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?

He isn't very religious, but he does believe in God and the Devil. As mentioned earlier, he learned to read from the Bible, so as a child he had Christian theology drummed into his brain, and it's stuck with him ever since. It's not a particularly important part of his life since he doesn't tend to worry about death much, although he is starting to notice that he's getting older, so thoughts of dying are beginning to creep into his mind. Even so, after all he's seen and done, he tends to think that God doesn't really care that much, so he isn't big on sins and redemption.

Now that he is a member of the Unseelie, and is starting to feel attracted towards Arawn, he believes that he is truly damned and so his behaviour is even worse than ever. If he's already lost his soul, he has nothing else left to lose.

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?

He is fiercely loyal to Logan in his own twisted way - and Arawn, although that alliance is only really starting to take form - but everyone else can go take a flying fuck through a ring donut. This stems back to his hard childhood, after he had to flee the Howlett household with James; all they had were each other, so he learned not to rely on or trust anyone else except his own brother. The only thing that really threatens this personal moral code is his constant slide into depravity, something which Logan always firmly disagreed with; Victor couldn't help but indulge his twisted appetite, and

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?

He's pretty much indifferent to the beliefs of others. If you're a target to him, he couldn't care less if you were a Hindu, a Buddhist, an atheist or a Christian - you're still dead. As for being tolerant, he wouldn't judge anyone else on their beliefs since he doesn't hold too firmly onto his own.

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them?

Victor is a complete misogynist. He has no respect for women at all; he thinks they should only exist in the background to be ignored, unless you want to have sex with them, in which case you can just take them and do what you like with them until they break. This is due in no small part to the death of his mother at such a young age; in a way, Victor has always resented his mother for not being there to protect him from the drunken rages of his father, and subconsciously gravitates towards a 'mother figure' in his adult relationships since he always lacked one as a child.

Another reason for Victor's intense disregard for women stems from his first disastrous relationship with a girl named Sarah. He lost his virginity to her (and she was willing), and he fell for her in the way only a fifteen-year-old boy can, only to later find out that she was actually a prostitute, and the affection she showed to him was nothing more than a sham. He never quite got over the betrayal and now views all women as lying bitches who will eventually let him down.

He is also homophobic, to a small degree, and resents anyone inferring that he is attracted to men.

Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?

He doesn't have much in the way of wealth, but he likes it that way. He's lived long enough to understand that money and material possessions are only fleeting; in a strange, zen-like philosophy that's almost at odds with his violent and hedonistic nature, he realises that money isn't what's really important in this world, so he doesn't strive to become rich or hoard what money he has. I would imagine a fair amount of his military paycheck remained unclaimed. He doesn't really own any material possessions other than the clothes he stands up in and the few things he needed to function properly in a military camp; he still possesses a Ka-Bar knife, a standard issue Beretta

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?

He was born as the son of a manual labourer, and I'd say his status hasn't changed that much over his lifetime; he's gone from living in near-poverty to living rough to being a soldier and a mercenary, and he's always had to work hard for what he's got (in a monetary sense, that is.) It hasn't affected him much since he's never really known any different; as a child, he was somewhat resentful of James Howlett's seemingly-idyllic lifestyle, but ever since the two of them had to fight to survive together that doesn't really matter as much any more, although he occasionally has a disagreement about it with Logan. It's something he broods on much, anyway.

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?

Victor's home has always been wherever he lays his hat ass. He's lived in countless places in his lifetime; his early years were spent in a shack, then wherever he could find shelter in the Canadian wilderness, followed by years of sleeping rough and of course many different military barracks right through from the 19th century to the present day. He was always something of a drifter, sleeping wherever he could find shelter, whether that be a dilapidated and crumbling building or a dry cave.

However, now that he's become the Unseelie Prince, this has all changed. He has his own chambers within the palace of the Unseelie Court, complete with an antechamber, bedroom and bathroom; they're decorated in a style similar to a 17th-century British manor house, with tapestries, wall hangings and a large four-poster bed. He's never slept anywhere so lavish in his life, and although he may not verbalise it, he is very happy to be living there.

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on?

He doesn't tend to buy luxuries. If there's anything he wants, he's more likely to just take it. If it's something in a shop, he'd steal it, and if he saw someone carrying something he wanted, he'd just beat them down and grab it from them. This is partly because he grew up having to steal in order to survive, and the scavenger's instinct is still with him, and partly because he enjoys just being able to do what he wants. It makes him feel superior.

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?

He's the best there is at what he does - and what he does is a lot nastier than whatever Logan can come up with. *ahem* He's a soldier by trade and has been for most of his life, signing up for various armies over the years as well as hiring out his services. He is a highly-skilled hunter and killer, and he takes a sick pleasure in what he does, prolonging the pain and suffering of his victims if he possibly can.

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?

Since so much of his life is spent fighting, you'd think that Victor would prefer to spend his free time relaxing and recovering; but, no, he enjoys sparring and honing his combact abilities as best he can, whenever he can. He also enjoys drinking and whoring, and sometimes he finds the need to leave civilisation for a while and spend time alone in the wild, hunting and living rough; it is perhaps at times like this that he feels most at peace with himself. In the Unseelie Court he has found the perfect playmate in the Brother, and he is also trying to get to grips with using the Muramasa Blade in his possession as he does not have much experience with swords and swordplay.

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?

Victor always tended to eat whenever he was hungry. He scavenged and grazed rather than sitting down and eating full meals, preferring foods with a high protein content such as red meats and fish to maintain his bulky figure and give him the energy he needed to go out on the hunt. This, too, has changed now that he is within the Unseelie Court; as the Prince, he is required to sit down and eat at formal mealtimes instead of just grabbing a bite to eat whenever he feels like it.

Despite the legacy of his drunken father, he does have alcohol, preferring strong spirits such as bourbon and brandy since they're the only ones strong enough to get him drunk. (Since his healing ability works more slowly than Logan's, he is capable of getting slightly tipsy since his body can't process the alcohol as quickly as his brother's can.)

Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:

1. Color? He likes khaki, red and black for army, blood and night.
2. Smell? Blood. He also can't resist the smell of a woman in heat.
3. Time of day? Dusk. It's his favourite time for hunting.
4. Season? Autumn. Just because.
5. Book? "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. He lived in the States during the depression and had to do the same kind of work as George and Lennie; it also makes him think of himself and Logan because, cruelly, he sometimes pictures himself as George and Logan as Lennie.
6. Music? "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". One of the first songs he learned in the Union army, it brings back a lot of good, vivid memories for him.
7. Place? The lake on the Howlett Estate where he played with James as a child. It was one of the only places he could escape his father and truly enjoy himself.
8. Substance? Beef jerky. It's the way his teeth go into it.
9. Plant? Spruce trees. The smell always reminds him of growing up with Logan in the wilds.
10. Animal? A tiger would be the obvious choice - but for Bump!verse, his spirit animal is a large black dog resembling a hellhound. His position as the Hound of Arawn means that he serves the Unseelie King as an attack dog, and the spirit animal reflects this.

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