James Burns (From Challenge LXXVII)
Name: James Burns
Race/Ethnicity: Latino, Mexican-American
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual, Demisexual
Family: Sarah Madera (mother, human), Carlos Elizondo (father, demon), Angela Delgado (half-sister)
Profession: Demon Hunter (for hire, for sport), Gun-For-Hire
Breed: Half-Bred Demon, Antichrist
Apperance: Tall, with dark brown hair and amber eyes; fair skin. Stubble on chin, which he believes makes him appear more intimidating/older, but it really doesn’t (which will be siad on multiple occassions by Angela, Marion, Carlos). Not incredibly built, though lean with a “long torso.” James has scars on his back, arms and chest from encounters with hostile demons and other unhinged supernatural creatures. When falling into his more demonic self, his teen and nails sharpen, he spouts a long, ink-like tail from his lower bach, his muscholes may buldge, his blood vessels darken and his eyes glow birght pink, hauntingly so.
Personality: “He has both human and demonic characteristics. He has a human’s compassion and ability to bond with others but also a dark side that’s ruthless and cruel. He hates how he is, so he resents his father, Carlos, for “creating” him and that’s why he wants to take revenge on him. He’s been mostly passing as a demon because demons can’t sense his human side, but humans can sense his demonic side and he generally feels like he doesn’t belong anywhere” (Credit: Vik_Blot) James is a relatively serious, vindictive person, however he tends to become rather dramatic when things constantly go wrong for him/don’t go his way. James can easily become hopeless, consumed by despair, during incredibly stressful situations. Marion describes him as a “theatrical” person while Angela says that he’s “fuckin’ extra, like a female.”
Abilities: Because James is a Half-Breed, he does not have all the abilities of a demon, but he can unlock them if driven to the limit. His magical abilities are shapeshifting, shadow manipulation, clairvoyance, summoning, blood manipulation and minor healing. As a demon hunter, the skills he aquired can also be magical; he can perform blood rituals for visions, summong rituals to summon demons and recite protection, basic potions, spells (speaking and translating), recognizing spn creatures for what they truly are and defense incantations from supernatural forces. James can also create Traps to catch demons and perform exorcisms. His more human abilities are weapon usage (I’m thinking he uses some kind of long-range firearm, like a rifle, and is equipped with a few, other smaller handguns, a bowie knife for close range contact (soaked in holy water) and other devices he uses for traps), stealth and self-defense.
-w/ Angela: At first, James felt very vulnerable around Angela, not accustomed humans as harsh and blunt as her. He felt that no matter what he did, she would always be irritated by him. The further their relationship escalates, however, he begins to stand up for himself, much to Angela’s disbelief and pleasure. They become good friends over the course of their revenge quest - romative, even, at times. However, upon the discovery that they are siblings, Angela’s regained coldnress leads James to becoming awkward around her, especially when she treats him how she would Lola.
-w/ Marion: James and Marion do not see eye-to-eye, despite their common goal. James’s bias towards witches and MArions’s against demons strengthens their disdain for each other. There are times, however, where they can get along quite well and relate to each other. (Possible romance?)
-w/ Carlos: James has daddy issues, to say the least.... IMPORTANT CHANGE: Carlos actually attempted to raise James when he was a child, but eventually abandoned him as a lost cause due to James’s morality. James hates his father for making him a monster and feels that killing him would improve his life and avenge his mother. Carlos, however, knows how to manipulate James into succumbing to his demonic instincts... much to the detriment of the revenge party.
-w/ Lola: James meets Lola one-on-one once and is baffled when she admits to him that she thinks he has “sad eyes.” Just like he is unaccustomed to how cruel Angela can be for a human, he is equally surprised by Lola’s high empathy. That both impressed and intimidates him because he feels like he could have been the same way if he grew up in a loving home like how she did.
-Even though James is a Half-Breed, he cannot come into contact with holy water, fire, ashes, crosses, bibles - things of that nature
-James is having a really hard time not succombing to his demonic urges. He could always become full-bred if he starts feasting on human souls rather than their sins, but he doesn’t want to do that. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s just making himself more and more unhinged
-James is this younger brother of Angela - the two of them do not have the same father
-James, even though he’s a Half-Breed, is entitled to a mate. No clue who that will be yet or if that will even be considered relevent, but I’ll figure it out
-James is also Latino, but he was born in the United States, unlike Angela
-James and Angela have no they’re related until way later, so...