Name: Maria Kenfray
Age: during the RP she is 17 years old
Appearance: Maria is very tall, and has a more complicated appearance due to Marci's interference with it. On the right side of her body she has brown hair in a braid with bangs hanging over her right brown eye and tanned skin. On the left side of her body she has loose black hair with a side bang, one blank white eye and ghostly pale skin. She wears an Alice in Wonderland dress, but like her physical appearance, it's split into two different looks. On the right side, it is blue dress with a white apron and netting underneath. On the left side, it is a white dress with a white apron and black netting underneath. For footwear she wears black boots with hidden blades. She also wears a red hooded cape. The visible weapons on her body are two swords (one on each side of her waist), a bow and arrows strapped to her back, and a belt with various tools/weapons around her waist.
Personality: Due to growing up constantly being attacked by demons and spirits, Maria has learned to be very brave, intelligent, and stealthy. Maria at times can also appear to be cold and not show emotion, but this is because of her dark past. So it is rare to see her cry. But recently, she can be quite emotional (and bipolar) thanks to the recent events of her story (that currently are going on in the RP). Due to past experiences, she considers herself a bad luck charm to anyone she cares about. Thanks to this, she isn’t exactly always open to people, but can show a caring and motherly side at times. She also doesn’t usually state liking anyone besides as a comrade, for fear that could possibly put them in danger. Probably because nearly everyone she did show she cared about someone, they either died or had a pretty bad time. This has also made her a bit of a tsundere.
Abilities: Due to being bonded with Marci, Maria was born with some unique abilities-some of which is why demons and spirits want her dead. She is able to see the dead/demons-even if they go invisible to the mortal eye. She can also make portals to and from the Underworld. Adding to this, Maria knows the Demon language enough to read, write, speak, and understand it. Maria is able to teleport and go invisible after unlocking their respective spells from spellbooks. When teleporting, she disappears and reappears with flames around her. Her invisibility works like spirit/demon invisibility. She is invisible to the mortal eye, but spirits, demons, and ghost-bonded people can see her. Maria also has pocket dimensions to store items instead of carrying them around. When taking an item out, it materializes into her hand, and when putting it in the item disappears. Maria is also rebel enough to unlock spells from Forbidden Spellbooks. These include going long periods of time without sleep/food/water, travel into and out of dreams/the Dream World, and a few other undecided powers. However, there is really no set amount of time for how long Maria can go with sleep, food, and water, just that it is longer than average. Sometimes it can be a day longer, other times a month longer. Usually, no one is supposed to unlock spells from Forbidden Spellbooks, but Maria claims to only use them for emergency or Demon Slayer business, so she is allowed to use CERTAIN ones. She is also skilled in many weapons.
Background Info: (This is going to be long, only because Maria is the most prominent character of the Darkness Within main storyline. You don't have to read it all, but the last paragraph is useful.)
Maria was born to the Kenfray family, but unknown to them, she was born the same exact moment that serial killer Marci Davidson died. This caused Marci as a ghost to be bonded to the infant until the spirit either got "ashed" or was freed. For several years of Maria's childhood, she had no idea that Marci watched in the shadows until the spirit finally revealed herself. After revealing herself, Marci goes on a rampage killing Maria's family, friends, teachers, etc. Leaving the 7-year old orphaned, she journeyed around Aura, many people she met being killed by Marci, including her adopted aunt. While this is happening, her appearance is slowly morphing into that of Marci's. Government agents close in on Maria after the death of her aunt, but Marci opens a "teleportation door" to allow Maria to escape, which causes Maria to arrive in a vision of Marci's dead body in the Dream World. When returning to the Mortal Realm, she finds a dress like the one Marci had died wearing, and puts in on.
Agreeing to work with the Paranormal Study Organization against Marci's wishes, she helps them figure out how to create portals to and from the Underworld without needing to use a ghost-bonded person. Her first mission is to aid Prof. Aren in his studies of the dead, but it turns out he is evil and wishes to give the dead the ability to access the living realm in physical forms (can be seen with mortal eyes, can touch mortals, etc). She ends up stopping him, while on the way exploring the Underworld and becoming skilled with fighting spirits/demons. This earns her the title of "The Demon Slayer", which later is changed to "The First Demon Slayer" after more ghost-bonded kids are found. After the incident with Prof. Aren, Marci becomes a bit nicer to Maria, and decides to not possess her. However, her appearance is stuck to be half her own and half Marci's forever.
A few months after the incident, as Maria is on a mission, she is captured by a rogue branch of the Paranormal Study Organization. They wipe her memory and lock her up with other ghost-bonded kids in a lab to study. Using messages and clues she left for herself before her memory was wiped, she is able to restore her memory and destroy the barrier surrounding the lab to allow Marci and other spirits to enter. She and the trapped ghost-bonded kids escape, except for Aki Yunota, who is put in a comatose state in the process of the ghost-bonded studies and is put down to end her suffering. More groups in the Paranormal Study Organization go rogue over the course of the next few years, going as far as traveling into the Dream World. As Maria and her new team fight mythical beasts that appear, Zuro (the Auran God of the Dead), the ghost twins Esmeralda and Esperanza (the former wanting to kill everything while the latter wants to revive all the dead), and even Mortal Realm criminals, they must face off these rogues. During this time, Maria also gets trapped in the Dream World and must protect the Forbidden Spellbook of Dreams from some rogues, which causes her to seal the Dream World and only be accessible by ghost-bonded people. Eventually, with the rise of shadowy beings (one of which is Myst) and the supposed ashing of Marci, the Paranormal Study Organization is shut down. In the months that followed, with Maria going AWOL due to believing Marci is gone, the Paranormal Investigative System of Aura is created from the ruins of the Paranormal Study Organization.
After a year without Marci, Maria is told by some shady people that there is a possibility Marci survived her supposed ashing and was freed from their bond, which is why Maria is still alive (ghost-bonded mortals kind of explode into blood and guts if their ghost "dies"). She goes on a search to find her, and ends up discovering Marci's new Underworld palace. However, it is revealed that Marci is working with Esmeralda on obtaining the Forbidden Spellbook of the Dead in order to kill all living creatures. They must fight, but decide to truce after Marci's dead mother reaches out to her. Together, they take down Esmeralda (again) and join the Paranormal Investigative System of Aura, where their old teammates and Dr. Tustin is waiting for them. After the ordeal, Marci was made the Auran Goddess of Murder and the 4th Wall (the latter being kept a secret from the other characters), in which Maria was shocked that she would be given such power. Since her becoming an Auran Goddess, Marci has pestered Maria more after finding out she could change her appearance (her favorite thing is to make herself a beautiful young woman).
Maria continued her battle against evil spirits and demons, while also collecting Forbidden Spellbooks to keep them out of the hands of evil. During these adventures, the Forbidden Spellbooks of Life and Death are located and found, allowing spirits/demons to kill mortals and revive themselves. It is revealed that a ghost-bonded spirit (revealed to be Marci's dead older brother Kurt) plans to use them to revive himself and get revenge on his killers, but his ghost-bonded mortal helps Maria's team in defeating him, while in the process killing himself so his spirit cannot achieve his plans. However, the spell to end all life is accidentally activated, and the team have no idea how to stop the spell. They end up transporting themselves into the Forbidden Spellbooks, putting them in a strange dimension made entirely of sketches from the spellbooks. They learn that the only way to stop the spell is for a sacrifice. Maria plans to be the one to die, but just as she is about to, Jay takes her place (this event being the one that goes wrong).
Other: There might be a misunderstanding with demons from other stories, because she is a Demon Slayer.
Name: Marci "former-Davidson" (I have to say former because she disowned her last name, but its still an important part of her identity)
Age: she appears as a 13 year old girl at some moments, and as a young adult woman at other moments
Appearance: Long black hair that goes to the middle of her stomache, white no-pupil eyes, pale skin, wears a white dress with a black netting thingy in the inside that comes out at the bottom and the dress has some blood stains on it, long black leather boots, a red hooded cape, and a small hole a few inches above her right eye (explained in Backround/Past). When she uses her special pills (explained in Other) her eyes look normal and have green pupils.
Personality: Mysterious, sarcastic, short-tempered, a bit mean most of the times, sometimes can't be trusted, a trickster, and sneaky. She can also be flirtatious and annoying, but also helpful (when she wants to be).
Abilities: Invisiblity, flying, controlling lava and fire, making lava and fire appear from her hands or the ground, can make portals to the underworld, sneaking, can use a variety of weapons, making objects fly/move, scaring others, effecting the 4th wall/time-space continuum, and taking over living creatures bodies. She can also switch between the appearance she was as a spirit and an adult version of herself.
Background Info: As a young child, she was badly influenced by her brother, so she does things they warn you not to do at after-school PSAs. She also started killing after developing hatred towards humanity, going as far as "dis-owning" her family and refusing to call herself human. I'm just going to speed this along and say, she killed all her family, friends, and anyone she basically knew. She then died by a vent nail impaling her head while trying to escape a theater fire. After death, she gained 4th-wall breaking abilities. If you read Maria's background info, you'd basically know what happened next.
After nearly being poofed, she was free from her ghost-bond, and gained powers beyond those of a ghost. After proving herself worthy a year or two later, she became the Auran Goddess of Murder (and the 4th Wall).
Other: She has special pills that can make her look like she's alive.
Name: Ginger Samson
Age: in the RP, she is 10 years old
Appearance: She has blond hair except the top of her head (from half-way eye level to top of her skull). That part is ginger. Also, the eyes. Er, well....let's just say, the top half of her eye is blank white while the bottom half is baby blue....yeah.....Anyways. She always wears sunglasses because of her weird abnormal eyes, and is always afraid of what might happen if others saw them. She wears a nice blue dress, pink tights, sparkly ruby shoes, and a pink hooded cape.
Personality: Sweet, kind, fearful, is actually quite smart for her age, and, how do I put this? Naive at times?
Abilities: She has generally quite a few of the powers Maria has.
Background Info: When she was four, she found out she was Ghost-Bonded with a ghost named Fern. Well, her parents didn't take the news well. Once Fern started changing her appearance, they were convinced she was becoming a monster. Then when she got the half-pupil eyes....yeah....they let the bad scientists take her away....Anyways, then you know what happens. Maria saves them, she joins her team, blah blah blah. When Marci seems gone forever, she and another Ghost-Bonded kid named Luke (the youngest of them) get "adopted" by two paranormal scientists, who were kind of ordered to take care of them just to study them. They end up dying, and the two children re-join the group again when Marci returns.
Other: She accompanied by Fern, who cannot leave her side very far due to their ghost-bond.
Name: Atari (I don't know if I'm going to give him a last name/surname or not, or what it would be, so for now it's just Atari)
Age: in the RP, he is 15 years old
Appearance: On right side of body he has a chocolate brown eye, brown skin, a black shirt, and black jeans; on left side he has a blank white eye, paler brown skin, and wears a ragged brown tunic with black pants; his head is covered with fuzzy black hair (he shaved it), he wears black boots, has a special jacket (one side is camo, but he can make it inside out for a black jacket), and wears a hooded cape similar to his jacket (one side camo, other side black).
Personality: You know, I can't actually describe Atari's personality in very many words. Well, he's brave. He follows Maria's orders, and when it isn't her order he's following, it's Tess's orders. He respects all of his team. He kind of acts brotherly to them as well (except for Tess, who he acts like a boyfriend to her). He also kind of acts like an older brother to Adam, but can get fed up with his antics. I guess his actions can speak more for his personality than me trying and failing to explain it.
Abilities: He generally has the same powers as Maria.
Background Info: He was born in a tribal village in an African-like continent on Aura (I haven't named it yet). In his childhood, Adam appeared and killed his parents. Believing to be cursed, his tribe was debating what to do with him. Over-hearing this, he ran away so no one else could be harmed by Adam. He immigrated to the continent Maria lived in, and on his journey found out he was Ghost-Bonded, the truth about Adam, and what that all meant. When he arrived, he was kidnapped by the rogue scientists, and you probably can guess what happened. During Maria's period of depression, he became a bounty-hunter for not just the living, but for the dead. And then the events described in Maria's background info transpired and such.
Other: He is accompanied by Adam, who cannot be too far away from him because of their ghost-bond.
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