5'9" / 172 lbsAge:
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Vim is a fire spirit who takes on the shape of a horse. Well... more like a pony with an impressive mane. He is approximately waist high to the average person and for some reason talks with a New York accent. When he's with Ramon, he acts like a coach in the corner of a boxing ring cheering on his fighter. Starting a conversation with him is ill advised, however. He likes to talk. A lot.Ability 1 [Offense]Built-in Taser
Level 1 - Ramon's punches with his brass knuckle will induce electricity on impact, stunning his opponent for about fifteen seconds. Physical damage, no electrical damage.
Level 2- Vim can now charge Ramon's weapon in advance, adding some kick to the stun effect. The stun now lasts for thirty seconds, and some lightning damage is inflicted along with physical damage.
Level 3- Vim completely overtakes Ramon's brass knuckle, allowing for a shock that has a 50% chance to K.O. the opponent as long as Ramon's punch connects. Lightning damage is inflicted along with physical damage.
Ramon has always been categorized under "Strong, Silent Type". He's not necessarily what you would call a loner, but keeping to himself is definitely easier than the alternative. The very few friends he does end up with always end up being his closest friends, and he has a tendency to get overprotective of them while trying to be as subtle as possible about it. Though he's a fighter, he's never gone around looking for pointless fights over petty things, but he won't step down if challenged. He has confidence in himself and the things he can do, but not to the point of being considered egotistical. At times he can be a bit irritable due to his light insomnia.History:
Ramon was born in Alicante, Spain, the result of a fling between an American businessman and a Spanish hotel maid. His father's business trip lasted long enough for the man to find out that the woman he'd been seeing was pregnant. He returned to America before the child was born, but still made sure to help take care of him, sending money for school, birthday gifts, and anything else the mother and child might have needed. He made a point to visit every time he was in Spain, and even flew Ramon to America for visits on occasion.
It was his first visit to America when he was thirteen years old that Ramon discovered his passion for fighting. His father took him to watch a cage fighting match, and from that moment on, the boy had never been the same. When he returned home, he found that fighting was far less popular of a sport in Spain, but was able to locate a lot of underground fighting rings. Of course, being too young to fight, he could only go watch and nine times out of ten he had to sneak in just to do that. By the time he was sixteen, Ramon was engaging in a lot of street fights. Mostly he was trying to train himself for the underground matches with other men who had similar interests, but a lot of times he found himself involved in crime ring scuffles and gang disputes, landing himself in jail overnight on more than one occasion.
Deciding that he couldn't be involved with the people he knew in Alicante, Ramon's mother sent him to America to finish out high school under his father's roof. The man was now married with two more children, but still made time to take care of his son. When he found out that Ramon had a passion for fighting that landed him in hot water a lot, he enrolled him in a mixed martial arts program to keep him from taking his fighting to the streets of his new home.
He never fought on the streets again, save for one night three years later when he was walking home from the gym. As he walked past the pawn shop, he noticed the window was busted out and there were all kinds of appliances littering the side walk, loot for the two men who had broken in. When the guys robbing the place emerged, Ramon engaged them without a second thought. It wasn't because he had a new found love of justice (he definitely didn't have that). It was just his natural reaction to seeing shady men taking things that weren't theirs. A few shallow knife cuts and one bloodied lip later, he was victorious. Because of his past problems with police back home, though, he took off running when he heard the sirens, not sure if he'd get in trouble for beating the men up for taking things that didn't belong to them.
It was in an alleyway a few minutes later that Vim appeared to him. Of course, Ramon had never seen a flaming pony, so his first reaction when his patron drew close was to punch it. Amused, Vim explained that he was already interested in the young man's spunk, but after the punch attempt he would accept no one else for his partner. All the perks of being a Guardian were described in full detail (probably too much detail) by the fire spirit. Ramon decided he liked the sound of it, especially the promise of power and more interesting fighting techniques, and accepted Vim's offer. He returned home that night to pack some of his things while his family slept, leaving a note on the kitchen table that detailed his "spur of the moment decision to run away to Vegas to jump start his fighting career", and noted that he'd be in touch.Misc Info:
-Even though his parents never ended up getting together, they are still really good friends with each other.
-Ramon thought he'd live in Spain forever, so he didn't worry too much about his English.
-However, his English is decent. He just has issues with sentence structure and word meanings at times.
-Because of this he keeps his sentences short and to the point.
-Even though he got involved with a lot of gangs in Alicante, he never actually joined a gang.
-He went to the same high school as Dakota after he moved to America.
-He has a tattoo on his right shoulder going down his arm a bit.
-He has mild insomnia, making it hard for him to fall asleep, and only allowing him to get an hour or two when he actually does fall asleep.Roleplay Paragraph Sample:
He was laying in bed, tired from his trip and the hustle and bustle of everything going on inside the house. He needed a shower. He needed to eat. But for now, he just chose an attempt at sleep, the crackling of the small fire across the room almost helping him drift off. Just as Ramon thought he could fall asleep, he felt a sudden warmth on his face. He opened his eyes, shooting into an upright position when fire filled his vision. He relaxed when he realized that it was just Vim. "Don't get so close when I'm sleeping. I thought my room was on fire," he grumbled, rolling over onto his stomach and pushing the curtains behind his bed open. The sun was setting, so it wasn't too painful to look outside now.
"Sorry, kid. Ya just look so cute when you're sleepin'," the Patron pranced around the room, bounding with energy that Ramon clearly didn't have at the moment. It baffled him that Vim didn't seem tired at all after the long trip... but then again, Vim was like an excitable child, ready to jump at a moment's notice. Also being a spirit probably had something to do with it. "Besides that, you ain't gonna make friends or get stronger by sittin' in here sleepin'. I thought you had more... POW
"Pow...?" Ramon raised an eyebrow at the pony, not really sure what he meant. "Is that what they call... the slang?"
Vim neighed his laugh, doing one more circle around the room before deciding to leave so his Guardian could rest.
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