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Julian Hawthorne
Julianclaim
"The Shapeshifter"

Full Name

Julian Edward Hawthorne

Aliases

Mutt
Mongrel
Furball
The Changeling

Age

22

Race

Shapeshifter

Status

Alive

Location

Appalachia Mountains

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

-Julian Hawthorne

History[]

Julian was born to Ceria and Edward Hawthorne, his mother was of Native American heritage, and was one of the last remaining Shapeshifters of the Ojibwa clan, as such Julian was born a Shapeshifter, having inherited his mother's ability. Julian stopped talking to his father when he was seventeen, and never really knew his family. He know that they were of English descent, but that is it. Although Julian was raised with their traditions, and still is very much apart of it, he sometimes feel out-casted in his own family. ...in his own tribe.

Powers/Abilities[]

"You humans make for a nice, juicy Game."

-Hawthorne

Rumors speak of barbarians that hold secrets of transforming the body into the form of animals, but the Government denies such stories. The ability is nearly extinct by now days, and the only living practitioners are the Ojibwa clan. Shapeshifters must master one form at a time, the most common ones being those that are found in the wilds. The mighty bear is popular as are wildcats, spiders, and even birds. Legend tells of Shifters who mastered even more fantastical and deadly forms. To be a skilled Shapeshifter, no door is impassable, no fight is unwinnable, and no terrain inhospitable as long as they know a shape that can meet the task at hand.

Shifter

"An ancient representation of the Shapeshifter."

Julian's Mastered Forms:[]

  • Spider Shape: The Shapeshifter can transform into a giant spider, gaining a large bonus to physical resistance as well as the spider's Web and Poison Spit abilities. The Shifter's experience determines how powerful the form is. With Master Shapeshifter, the Shifter becomes a corrupted spider, growing still stronger and gaining the Overwhelming ability.
  • Bear Shape: The Shapeshifter can transform into a bear, gaining large bonuses to physical resistance and armor as well as the bear's Slam and Rage abilities. The caster's experience further enhances this bear's statistics and abilities. With Master Shapeshifter, this form transforms the Shifter into a powerful bereskarn and gains the Overwhelm ability.
  • Flying Swarm: The Shapeshifter's body explodes into a swarm of stinging insects that inflict poisonous damage on nearby foes, with the damage increasing based on the Shifter's experience and proximity. The swirling cloud of insects is immune to normal missiles and has a very good chance of evading physical attacks but is extremely vulnerable to fire.

Julian's Abilities:[]

  • Hand to Hand Combat: Julian is a formidable hand to hand combatant, although he has had no formal training.
  • Predator Instinct: Julian Possess instincts innate to that of a predatory creature, he has enhanced smell, hearing and sight. He is naturally a master of haunting and tracking, with this ability he can discern numerous factors of a situation that make him a master of pursuit and capture.
  • Night Vision: the ability to see in low light conditions or even total darkness.
  • Animal Telepathy: The ability to read the minds and communicate with animals.
  • Claws and Teeth: The Shifter's claws and teeth are extremely sharp and tough, enabling him to rend through a variety of substances including fabric, wood, cinderblock, and even some metals.
  • Transmorph: Julian has shown the ability to fuse his looks with anyone else, not becoming that person, but a close duplicate in both appearance and sound. For this ability to work, Julian need to have a picture or a reference of the person, so he can replicate the correct features of his/her physical appearance.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: The Shifter is capable of regenerating damaged or destroyed areas of his body with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Injuries that result in massive tissue damage such as bullet wounds, slashes, punctures, blunt force trauma, and severe burns heal completely, without so much as a scar, in a short amount of time. His ability to heal is at least 10 times that of a human.
  • Superhuman Strength: The ability to be stronger than what is naturally possible. Julian's strength have occasionally been compared to that of a bear or even an elephant, being able to easily lift cars and other vehicles, and punch with a force strong enough to make a hole through a solid brick wall.

Paraphernalia[]

  • Calamity: Julian's crossbow, an inherited weapon he was told to keep. The crossbow is enchanted with tribal magic, older than any religion, it responds only to an Ojibwa Shapeshifter, as the Magic it self depends on the forms mastered by the Shifter. These spells include explosive arrows (Bear Shape), splitting arrows (Flying Swarm), and Paralyzing sting (Spider Shape), there's also some arrows including teleportation, incendiary, and animal calling magic.
  • Ojibwa Staff: As a form of practice, every member of the Ojibwa clan has to learn to channel their magical energy through a staff, before channeling it through themselves. The Staff is also used for many forms of spiritual spells, so Julian keeps one for these purposes, and also for the use as a close combat weapon, since it's made of nearly indestructible yew.

Appearance[]

Growing from 5'10 to 6'7 within one year, Julian had massive changes in his appearance once he grown into a full Shapeshifter. He is of African and Native American descent. Around the time when he started to phase, his body grew tremendously thick, toned and muscular, similar to that of a serious bodybuilder, though balanced by his tremendous height so he doesn't look out of proportion. Julian is also said to be extremely handsome, with dark good looks, raven-black hair, russet skin and deep-set twinkling dark brown eyes.

Personality[]

Julian is usually described as brooding and stubborn, but also very kind and compassionate. He retains some of the traditional mindset and outdated speech from his time in the Ojibwa tribe, Julian is very friendly though shy and slightly sheepish around new people, easily succumbing to them and worrying about how the Ojibwa legends will affect their perception of him. He is one of those who dislike being a Shapeshifter the most and wants nothing more than to be rid of his magical inheritance, but learns to adapt to the idea. As time progresses he became more confident, and a little more rebellious.

Trivia[]

  • His favorite food is Brunswick Stew, favorably prepared with more than one type of meat.
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