Odain Alias: Xalion
Played By: Spider
Homeworld: Reyloran Empire (original continuity)
Xalion (or Xal, to his friends) is about an inch short of six feet, and has the slim, athletic build of a warrior (which he isn't) or a thief (which he is). Xal's hair is an extremely deep purple, almost black, and he ties it back into a ponytail. Like all of his race, his ears are pointed. Xalion is slightly vain, and always wears well-made, fairly expensive-looking clothes; all in all, Xalion is extremely good-looking. He hardly ever manages to hold still for more than a second; even if he's just tapping his fingers or pacing back and forth, he's always doing *something*.
None, really. Xalion does, however, possess a considerable store of innate magical energy. If he had any training or desire for training, he could become a very powerful magician... as it is, someone else could conceivably use the magic in his body to power a spell, though it would probably involve something along the lines of a ritual sacrifice.
It depends. Xalion is very receptive to magic, which can be either a good thing or a bad thing. He can detect strong sources of magical energy, almost like a sixth sense--he was able to tell there was something not quite right about Terasuko, for instance--and some people/things may be able to sense the magic in him similiarly... in general, if something effects or reacts to wizards, for better or worse, he counts as one.
Xalion is part thief, part smuggler, and part inventor. While he makes a competent burglar, though one more used to dealing with magical barriers and traps than mechanical ones, and knows a bit about staying ahead of the law, his first love is technology. He's something of a packrat, taking pieces from a machine here and a machine there, and reworking them into something that was never intended. He has a very flamboyant sense of style with his machines--he looks at them as toys, and making a big impressive flash and bang is usually more important than creating something useful. He also has a good grasp of the fundamental workings of magic, comparable to an average person in the real world; most people don't know how to make a computer, or a car, or a refrigerator, but they do know how one works.
Xalion's most prized possession is something he calls the "toy box", which is... well, it normally looks like a silvery rectangular box. Its original function, if it *had* an original function, is unknown; all of its parts are modular, and Xalion periodically takes it apart and rearranges it to make new machines. Some of the devices he already has are:
Finally, Xal has a small black bag containing the various tools any self-respecting would-be mad scientist keeps with them; screwdrivers, pincers, wires, wrenches, etc.
Xalion considers life to be one long holiday, designed primarily with him in mind. He's extremely self-confident; if he doesn't know how to solve a problem right now, he knows he'll think of the solution later, and if he doesn't, something else will turn up and take care of it. He's equally self-absorbed, in a non-malicious sort of way. He likes other people perfectly well, he just likes himself better. He's also fascinated by any kind of mechanical toy. Toy encompassing everything from wind-up dolls to assault rifles.
None, really. Back on his world, he has some contacts among the underworld, but then again, he's a criminal himself.