My Main MC, named Maou, used to be a very idealistic kind of hero. Yes he was still “difficult” as Ortega puts it, but he did the hero thing to try and “fit in” and “be accepted” by society. His romance with Ortega in particular was one of his few joys. The Heartbreak Incident and his subsequent capture is what broke him.
Now that he’s free, he’s decided he will no longer be stepped on, going into villainy to be in control of his own destiny. He stays to the practical side of thinking, getting the nanovores to safety for example before leading Hector away and exiting Argent, using a businessman to retrieve the nanovores. Or when attacking the museum setting the bombs to maximize effectiveness and leaving the puppet to be injured to direct suspicion away from the puppet.
Ortega however remains a “weak point” in more ways than one, considering she refuses to leave my MC alone. Quick though to take advantage of the situation, my MC uses the opportunity to frame Locus for controlling Argent and taking the opportunity to make her more friendly to the MC, all while throwing off the persona of an old, tired former hero who just wants to be left alone.
My relationship with Mortum is merely me using my female puppet as a tease, keeping Mortum thinking there’s potential while keeping things focused primarily to business. Maybe things will change in the future, but for now best to just keep things proffesional.
My armor is mysterious, outfitted with telepathic boosters and speed augments. The telepathic boosters to help keep the nanovores in control and also allow me to better read and manipulate my enemies minds, making them see illusions or even tricking them into thinking they can’t breath, and the speed and jump jets to help increase movement speed for dodging. It doesn’t matter how strong my enemies are, if they can’t hit me they can’t beat me. I picture it as looking like the red hood armor from the Batman Arkham series, minus the bat symbol and colored a metallic gray. Keeping the hooded coat though, just lengthening it to end at the back of the knees.
Anyways, I see my MC eventually “redeeming” themselves, seeing as they don’t WANT to hurt people or be evil, but they don’t ever want to be at the mercy of others again, and since the hero route didn’t work out they figured it was time to give villainy a shot. Ortega will most likely be able to pull them back though, but a part of me wants my MC to either sacrifice themselves to save others or activate the “Ouroboros” protocol, causing the nanovores to not only eat the suit but flip back the killswitch and kill him as well.
Also, I know it wasn’t asked, but I named my villain Legion after the Bible verse
Mark 5: 9. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. Figure it’s appropriate since my true identity is secret (Though Ortega has her suspicions), and since I mind control others.
I just want the truth to be revealed so my character can go into hiding, mind control some random civilian, and go have a talk with the Rangers with that civilian to manipulate them. I can also see my MC becoming the shadowy head of a criminal syndicate, including villains.
Anyways, really looking forward to part two. Pic included of my head canon villain armor, again without symbols and a metallic gray with a knee length hooded coat.