Name: HighwayMan.EXE
Gender: Male
Element: Fire
Subtype: Speed

Appearance: His true appearance is that of a 8' tall, red muscular oni. Completely demonic with raging fire for hair, eyebrows and a goatee, he has slanted red eyes, a large horn in the center of his forehead and sharp tusks jut from his top and bottom jaws. He doesn't have a bodysuit like most navis, only wearing a large black and red jeweled necklace, along with a heavy pair of pants, held up by a thick rope belt and wrapped with leather straps near the bottom to allow his bare, clawed feet freedom. Emerging from the backs of his forearms and calves are a set of double exhaust pipes, like what might be seen on a drag racing car, and they often belch out flame and black smoke. Despite his bulk, he manages to move with an unnatural speed, propelled as needed by the force of the flames. Wicked claws tip the fingers of his large six-fingered hands and his evil fanged grin is the last thing many have seen. He almost never uses his default appearance, assuring everyone and anyone that it's just some stupid flashy GMO a school kid put on him a while back.

Gangster.GMO: A young man in his early 20s, he looks less like a navi and more like an oriental brigand with oni blood, or so the exaggerated canine teeth, small horns on his head and yellow piercing eyes suggest. He has a mess of short green hair with turquoise highlights and a pair of strait, long metal earrings on each ear. He is covered in lean muscle, which he shows off by only wearing a black open vest atop his tattooed chest. The green tattoos rise up (and presumably down) his neck and face and down his arms to his fingers. He wears a green sash for a belt, loose black pants and simple sandals. Wisps of smoke and green flames trail from him during his quicker movements in this form. HighwayMan insists this is his default look and anything else is just stupid, tasteless GMO.

Emblem:The navi's emblem is a tire in it's rim, wreathed in flame, and is positioned on his waist. It is typically hidden by his belt/sash.

Background: HighwayMan would admit to anyone he was great once, dodging specific details of course. He claims he is just training and the net is too soft to take him at full power. The truth however is that he ran with a pack of gangsters who had a private server linking to the Undernet. His old owner and his fellow gangsters would run them for hours between crimes and 'jobs'. Eventually some of the gang got arrested, some turned on each other and others left. By the end of it all, HighwayMan found himself with a dead owner, a lot of people who wanted him deleted for good and nowhere to go. As luck would have it, his now-damaged PET's circuitry was mostly intact, and found it's way into the trash. It was picked out by someone looking for parts for refurbishing and the next thing he knew, the gangster was a kids' net navi in a school-issued PET. He saw lots of owners come and go over the years, and unfortunately each time he was returned, he lost any chips, upgrades and power he had gained. He eventually fell into his present operator's ownership, and according to her the PET was so old and junky that she never had to give it back. Time to start over again and hopefully nobody from his past will ever recognize him, at least until he was powerful enough to make them all pay.

Personality: In his true form, HighwayMan is an uncaring, cruel demon who cackles with glee as he spreads suffering and terror on a battlefield though in his preferred form he is much more laid-back. He prefers to remain a mystery to all and tends to blatantly lie about his past. If any of his stories are to be believed, he has seen much of the net world and been in and out of the Undernet often enough to run a gang there. He knows he isn't invincible but can't resist seeing his foes seething and careless from his mocking and general attitude, right before he deletes them. He claims that he has seen it all and deleted it all and decided he needed to challenge himself by starting from scratch. As a result of his extreme confidence, he usually prefers to manipulate anyone he can and make his foes suffer horribly. For some reason, when it comes to Reilyn he shows more patience and restraint. It's yet to be seen if she deserves any respect but in a sense, she is a comrade in arms and that's more then anyone else can claim.

Custom Weapon: In his true form, he throws blazing wheels of fire at his enemies, peppering them with smaller shots of flame if he needs speed over power. In melee he can attack with any of his claws, fangs or horn. If the opportunity presents its self, he enjoys roasting enemies with blasts of fire from his exhaust pipes. In his preferred form he carries a katana with a long chain coming from the hilt, ending in a dagger. He displays proficiency in dual-wielding the two, in using the chain to block and distract, or sending one or the other blade flying at his foes. When a foe is too far away to use his beloved blades against, he can materialize blades made of green fire and throw them or let them launch themselves.

Signature Attacks: (140/140) [Process Upgrades: 2]

Road Rash: (Cost 60) [Delayed Damage 20Fire/turn (Burn), 3 turn duration; 2TCD] HighwayMan clenches his fist and forms a swirling wreath of fire, which he then launches at a foe. Instead of a quick burning blast, the flames cling to the victim and flare up from time to time, causing steady damage.

Skid EX: (Cost 40) [Microburst; 1TCD] HighwayMan is slowly awakening a talent for controlling not only his own speed and momentum, but other's too. Far more than just a swift kick or a shove, Skid EX is true manipulation of inertia and gravity, though the navi is still prone to accidents and such, being new to his awakening powers.

Throttle EX: (Cost 40) [Gravity; 1TCD] Like Skid EX, Throttle EX is more than just snagging things with chains, it is the first step to true manipulation over inertia and gravity. At least so far as bringing things to him is concerned.