Name: Leon Hoffman
✵Magically Inept: Leon was born magically inept, that is, he was born without magic or any remarkable source of mana. He is of the small population of people in Bellum born without it, and as such, has faced many prejudices because of the culture and worship around it.
✵Two Scars: Leon's face has two diagonally profound scars. One almost stretches down his entire face while the other cuts along his jaw where the other scar would've continued. Before being disowned and exiled from his homeland and family, Leon's father cut his face because of his magical ineptitude. In addition to this, Leon has a plethora of smaller scars across his arms, hands, and torso from tussles during his stay in Fiore.
✵Warrior Lineage: Leon is born of a bloodline of powerful mages who are born and bred to protect and serve the nation's nobility, archmages, and other important figures. They are essentially private soldiers. However, because of his magical ineptitude, he was not only disowned, but exiled from the country altogether.
Leon Hoffman is of an elite Bellish bloodline consisting of powerful mages born and bred to serve the "important people" of Bellum. For generations, they train and live their lives to ensure the safety and well being of their owners and devote their magical abilities to guarantee this. They are, essentially, a private military.
For years, Leon's parents have tried to hide the fact that their son was not only lacking in comparison to his siblings but never be able to live up to the family creed as he was. Even after mastering different arts of combat and martial arts, refining his understanding of the study of magic, and exercising his talents in other crafts, it was not enough for his family. When Leon turned eighteen, the age where most of their children would finally serve their respective owners, his magical ineptitude could no longer stay hidden from the rest and was disowned and exiled by his Grandfather only after he had permanently scarred his face. It has been a year since then, and Leon has sought refuge in Fiore as a vagrant.
Blood Type: B+
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Dongxian Zodiac: Snake
Alignment: Lawful Good
Occupation: Personal Assistant
Hidden Talents: Leon has a talent for calligraphy, repairing, and cooking. It's not often that he gets to demonstrate these talents, but he has had a knack for all three. This explains why his handwriting is gorgeous and clean despite his mean appearance, and he generally can repair a wide variety of unfamiliar items if he's given the tools to do so without very much guidance. Additionally, he's also an above-average cook. He's no culinary prodigy but he's certainly talented.
Fun Fact: Leon is prone to rubbing the back of his neck when he feels awkward or bashful. He's right-handed, not even slightly ticklish, and is most likely to "fanboy" over things like cars, motorbikes, and mechanical contraptions.
✵Passionate: Leon can come off as an especially intense person, and it doesn't help when he has a nasty face to match the passion. He feels deeply and takes things seriously. Sometimes, this intensity can come off as frightful or too passionate, and he will usually apologize for outbursts on topics he cares about.
✵Brave: A result of his upbringing, Leon is particularly brave. He can take risks, be stubborn, and quite courageous when someone is in need.
✵Kind: Even though he has the face of a thug and the build of a soldier, Leon is incredibly kind. He puts others before himself and tries to leave the place better than he found it.
✵Aggressive: Leon isn't the typical "giant with a heart of gold" as one might think he is. Even he has some sort of flaws. Leon is incredibly rigid, short-tempered, and lacks the skills to express his feelings in a way that can make sense and not feel hostile all at the same time. As a result, he's particularly aggressive. He knows what he wants, and if his actions and the few words he gives aren't enough, he becomes hot-headed and upset. He vents his anger physically and doesn't have a lot of patience with himself or others, which can often result in arguments or reprimands, even if they come from a good place.
✵Individualistic: Leon hates being indebted to people. He's self-reliant and tries his best to be as independent as possible. He may even come off as unfriendly or introverted because of this and doesn't make friends easily.
✵Stern: Leon can often appear as serious and unrelenting in both words and actions. Although he isn't a stick in the mud and has humor of his own, he takes things seriously and wants to be taken seriously as well. He's blunt, honest, and somewhat assertive.
✵Cooking: Leon, while magically inept, is gifted in cooking. In fact, one might mistake his ordinary meals for culinary arts. It started out as an attempt to appease and impress his parents, but he later developed a true love for it, despite as embarrassed as he is about it.
✵Guns: Not to say he likes shooting people or animals with them, but another craft he's talented in his putting together and operating firearms. Although he's a great tinkerer altogether, he loves putting guns together specifically. And, well, shooting them, of course.
✵Exercise: Because of his upbringing, Leon is incredibly well-built. He exercises daily and doesn't feel quite "right" if he doesn't. His love and drive for exercise and athleticism work in tandem with his talent for cooking, allowing him to be particularly knowledgable of dieting and nutrition so he can maintain his unit of a body.
✵Tinkering: Leon grew up three steps behind everyone else, and so he developed skills to make up for his magical ineptitude, tinkering is one of them. As a matter of fact, he's actually quite good.
✵Boxing: A denomination of his love for exercise. Something about punching things really clears his head.
✵Art: He's surprisingly... sophisticated. He isn't very good at painting, though. But, going to art galleries and museums isn't totally out of the question.
✵Himself: Despite having a resentment for magic and its powers, he has grown to dislike himself because he lacks it. His family was ashamed and embarrassed by him, so it must be something that he did, right?
✵People who don't "get it" the first time: It's less that he dislikes them and more that he has dwindling amounts of patience for them.
✵Violence: He doesn't encourage or endorse violence, and yet it's one of the only ways he knows how to solve problems.
✵Magic: Magic was the reason he was disowned and exiled, but even before those events, he had experienced an incredible amount of prejudice and torment from his siblings because of this failure. As a result, he hates magic.
✵Debt: Leon hates being in someone's debt. He doesn't trust that people have his best interests at heart and sees debt as a way of exploitation.
✵Inactivity: Leon hates being idle, inactive, or bored. He tries to occupy himself with something as a result.
✵Being Recognized for His Abilities: Leon, despite being turned away from his home and family because of magic, doesn't actively seek to gain magic of his own. Instead, he thinks there's more to a person than the size of their mana pool, and he wants to be acknowledged by someone and convince himself that he's worth it.
✵Returning to Bellum: Despite how awful he's been treated and the lack of "family" in his family, he still wants to return home someday. He wants to fulfill his purpose and serve Bellish nobles and Archmages like he was born to do. Living in Fiore is a punishment, not a choice. There's nothing for him here.
✵Finding Security: Because of how independent he tries to be, he wants to experience security again after his family cut him off financially. Although he's been trained to survive any condition, it'd be nice to not count jewels and worry about whether or not he'll buy food or medicine.
✵Abandonment/Betrayal: Leon, while believing that his exile and disownment wasn't completely fair, has grown to fear being abandoned or betrayed. He's never had friends before and struggles to make any because of this fear.
✵Never returning Home: Leon hopes that one day he can prove himself and return home to Bellum and reenter his family as a solider.
✵Never Being "Enough": Even as talented and worthy as Leon is, he still doubts himself quite a bit, and fears that he'll never be able to do any of the things he wants to do or be the person he wants to be because he was simply born bad.
Weight: 224 lbs.
Hair: Soot Black
Skin Tone: Full White
Appearance: (refer to the right) Leon's hair grows out after two to three months of growing.
Tattoo: Center of his stomach
Tattoo colour: Black Interior - Merigold Outline
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