Played By: SHAFT
|Name: Mateo _________
Alias: Desperado, Mariachi
Eyes: Where brown, now yellow
History: Born in a relatively obscure village in Spain. Growing up wasn't the easiest for Mateo. For 300 years before his birth, his entire family was hunted by werewolves. He spent his young life running from village, cowering in holes, hiding from the beast that plagued his family. As he grew he came to realize that this was no life, and that the sacrifices made by his family had to end. Too many had died protecting him. Upon turning 20, he was given the heirloom of his family, Busqueda (meaning: Search), an odd shaped knife that could detect any being being other than humans. But fate, always against him, would see that that very night his family would live no more. Barely surviving the attack, he looked to see if any had survived. None did. Distraught and vengeful, he took his fathers sword, Plaga De Lupo, yet another herloom of his family, and headed out, leaving Spain behind. From that moment forth he dedicated his life to the destruction of all werewolves. Recently, with the discovery the he himsef is a werewolf, he has had to re-evaluate his life. Focusing no more on revenge, he strives to accept what he is, while he protects his love Tora Belmont, and his only friend, Rachel Van Helsing.
Basic Skill: A master swords man, he is also an extremely talented fighter in hand to hand combat. Also highly skilled in knife throwing knives, highly unusual when he misses a target.
Sword: Plaga De Lupo- Wolfs Bane. A sword specifically designed to kill Werewolves. Any Werewolf who touches it will instantly ignite in to flames, and there soul will be absorbed by the sword. Any Wolf who is cut by the blade will experience searing pain and the wound made would be courterized from heat. Also grants the carrier of the sword Ethereal Fire, however this is a technique that takes a lot time of time to access and control. The souls housed within the sword are controlled by the weilder of the sword. Imbued on the sword are hidden runes that can create a powerful protective shield. The runes can power the shield for a limited time, however by infusing it with his energies, more particularly his Ethereal Fire, or a wolf spirit, the shiled becomes immensly strong and powerful.
Busqueda: Busqueda, spanish meaning "to search". Busqueda is an enchanted knife that can detect any being other than human (Vampire, werewolf, Succubis, etc.). The blade can be used to track as well. Its abilities only work for the bearer if it is passed on to the them, not taken. The blade can also prevent, stop, or revert the transformation of any werewolf. It will also protect the bearer of the blade should they become threatened. Currently, the Blade is in the possession of Tora Belmont. Through the blade she can sense where he is, his physical condition, and his emotions.
Form Shift Energy: When changing form a human to werewolf, his body generates more energy to power his transformations and abilities. Staving off his transformations, Desperado is able to redirect and use this energy for other tasks. Ons such ability that has emerged has been a Kenetic Punch. By focusing this energy, he channels it to his fist. Upon striking his target, the energy is released and sent forward. On a solid block of stone, it is strong enough to shatter and blow it apart, reducing it to rubble. On a human or other creature... well, it would hurt like hell to say the least. This energy is also utilized by his Ethereal Flame abilities...
Ethereal Fire: Controlled by his thoughts, the fire glows a brilliant blue and is fueled by Desperados emotions. With the sword this ablitity is enhanced. The flames will cause burn damage only if Desperado wants them too. Being ethereal, these flames can be as potent as hellfire when fully charged. These flames negate the effects of any other flame, that would hit him, and offers some protection against explosion (only explosive force and shrapel would be felt.) Desperado is also capable of throwing the fire in several different forms. When the fire comes in contact with something it will stick to it and burn. Being that the fire is Ethereal, it has an effect on Wraith like lifeforms. It also cannot be controlled by others as it is an extention of Desperado's being. By a simple thought, he can increase the heat of his flames, as well as there level of brightness. Another ability that he has with his flames is the capability to infuse it with wolf spirits, thereby making it more intense and powerful on all levels.
When he summons his flames, they first begin to grow inside him as a form of energy. Pushing outwards, he controls this form less energy, and can ignite his flames away from his body. This occurs instantly, igniting whatever the flames touch. Whether for offense, defense, or for every day use, this ablity is extremely versitle.
By channeling his flames, he compresses them together, the flames taking on the appearance of a point of light about the size of a golf ball. Infusing his own energies into this ball, he can throw it forward at extremely high speed. As it travels, it leaves behind a streak of light. Upon hitting its target, the ball explodes with great force, destroying what ever it hits. Basically put, this tiny ball of fire is a bomb. Depending on hom much energy and fire he has combined, it will vary in strength, but the results are always explosive to say the least. In addition to this, he can infuse this fire ball with a wolf spirit, giving it a will of its own. This turns the fire ball into a heat seeker, following its target till it strikes.
Dire Spirits: Can summon the spirits of both wolves and werewolves that will do his bidding. this also allows him to save a wolf/werewolfs spirit upon death so that it is no longer damned. These spirits are within Desperado and his sword and can not be removed as they are bound to him. He is also capable of using the spirits for other tasks. By infusing a spirit with a piece of his essence, he can use the wolf as a messenger, or give it more knowledge than it already contained. By absorbing with a spirit, his scense become enhanced to see, hear, feel, smell other beings on various planes of existence (sees other spirits, wraiths, demons, phantoms, etc). Once the spirit is expelled, he is then able to find the unknown spirit, wraith, etc, again with his regular senses. He can also use the Spirits to illuminate these other beings should no once be able to scense them. AS the Wolf Lord, he can bring these spirits back to a corporal form, be it wolf or werewolf. Possessing whatever strength they had when they were alive, they are now immune to the effects of silver. This is because they are already dead. Upon taking sufficient damage the spirit will vanish, returnin back to Desperado.
Additionally, these spirits can infuse Desperado with there essense, giving him more strength and power. As they are spirits, they can also enter other beings. The results of this will vary depending on what Desperado wishes the spirit to do. Currently, Rachel Van Helsing is infused with one of these spirits, strengthening her body and spirit so that the Curse placed on her by Dracula doesn't kill her. Eventually, the spirit will be drained and will leave her; if it does not, it will fade from existence. Another ability of the spirits is a form of spiritual communication between Desperado and the person the spirit has entered. Upon entering the person, the spirit guides the individual to a different realm(which is actually not another realm at all, but Desperados very soul), where they can meet with Desperado. Time here is limitless, and most find that once they leave, only a few seconds has pasted in the real world. The only person to experience this other world like existence is Tora Belmont.
Chronomancy Protection- Spirits are immortal, they exist outside of normal time and space. This has given them the ability to protect Desperado should he be the victim of a time spell, protecting him in there most powerful form. Being Bonded to his spirit, he can continue to command them, seeing all that happens as he is frozen in time. Currently this ability has not yet been seen or used...
Brynjubitr: Akibo's sword, it weighs less then a dagger in Akibo's hands but when it would strike or be picked up by another it would weigh about 50 lbs. The blade is ice cold to the touch and radiates coldness away from the blade for about 2 and a half inches. If contact with it is sustaned for over 10 seconds the area touching will flash freeze and for every 2 seconds that pass the ice would grow outward 1 inch. Currently, the sword has been contained within a block of ice that is 4 inches thick on all sides, containing the sword.
Spike Gun: A special designed spike launcher. To all outward appearences it would look like a small shotgun. Contained within the handle are explosive packets similiar to a shotgun round. These are fed upwards via a spring ans metal panel that loads them one at a time. The Silver spike is dropped in through the end of the barrel, and pulled back into place by a high tention spring, which is controlled by an outside hand grip. Once locked, the spring and plate moves one cartridge into place. The main combustion chamber of the gun is reinforced steel, refined many times over to prevent the gun from exploding. Once fired, the explosive force fires the spike, additional force is added from the tension already on the spike via the high tension spring. The fired spike has enough force to knock a werewolf over at full charge and either tear through it, or should it get dtuck in the wolf, pin it down. Reload time is a little painful though, takes a lot strength to reset the spring. Currently, the gun is destroyed, but anohter is under construction.
Human: Looks as normal as any human, however his senses are extremely hightened. Strength, speed, and agility are also much stronger. Can easily match any transformed werewolf in this form.
Lord Shift: This form was seen during his first few times as the Wolf Lord, and the events prior to Donovan Ulbrechts death. As he continues to fight in human form, his body will attempt to shift to that of a werewolf. This transformation is halted due to the sword. However, his body will increase in general mass and height, his facial features harder looking, more chiseled out, making him stronger, faster and more agile, his senses remaining the same. His body is also capable of generating a continual blaze of Ethereal Fire around him, having no connection to his emotions as they normally would. This is due to the Form Shift Energy that his body continually generates, trying to force him to a werewolf form. This energy is typically redirected to his Ethereal Flames, giving him an unlimited source of energy to tap into. This form can be held for a great deal of time, how long is unknown; upon returning to his normal human form, he will be slightly drained, as if he had just run a marathon. Should he use the Form Shift Energy in this form to enhance him physically, it will not transform him, however it will strenghten all aspects of his body. The problem in doing this is that his mind, his sense of awareness will become lost as he starts to operate on instinct. This is when he becomes the most dangerous to those around him as he will become reckless in attacking his target.
Werewolf: Height: 11 feet. Upon cutting any part of his body with the Wolf Bane, his sword, his body will begin to shift to this form. He is easily five times stronger, faster, smarter, than any werewolf, his scenses are also extremely sharp. The downside to this transformation is that each time, a different wolf spirit takes over, a different personality inhabiting the body. This will either be a negative or positive depending on what spirit inhabits his body. Only by being stabbed by Busqueda will his body revert back to normal.
Recently, after many days of meditation and teaching by a wolf spirit, he has learned to control this ability. By combining with a wolf spirit as he transforms, he staves of the effects of a rogue spirit, thereby remaining in control. His body is massive, dwarfing those around him. He can easily cradle a full grown human in his arms. His ability to heal, his strength, speed, all are greatly enhanced, very few can match him in this form.
Wolf: In this form he is larger than an average wolf, looking rather intimidating. Extremely fast, he can reach speeds that just exceed 100 MPH. His coat is multicolored- Greys, blacks, whites, and browns. His eyes are a deep yellow.
Spirit Wolf: By absorbing some of the wolf souls that he possess, his body shifts to a 14 foot tall, very massive werewolf that is composed/covered entirely in Ethereal Flames. The sword becomes a large light extention of the hand and can not be seperated until the transofrmation ends. This form is immensly strong, fast, HOT, and powerful. It is unknown how his other ablities are effect by this form, but can be safely assumed that they are enhanced greatly. Upon reverting back to human or werewolf form, Desperado will pass out from physical exhaustion, taking a day to recover his strength.
Wolf Lord: After killing Donovan Ulbrecht, Desperado inherited the title of Wolf Lord, placing him above all other Werewolves. With this title, he is automatilly respected... and feared by all wolves and werewolves. He can command them without question. All his normal werewolf abilities are enhanced as well (Speed, strenght, scense, healing). This title also allows him to be in full control in all forms as well. All though silver is still a threat, it is signifcantly reduced, only causing a slight burning pain in the area of contact. Once the silver is removed, the wound will heal. As the Wolf Lord he is more than a match for any half vampire, and can sustain himself well in a battle against some Vampire Lords.