Asmer the Butterfly is the only known member of his race to escape the Twilight Cage dimension. He is a Gizoid pilot, and lives by himself in a near-isolated area. He is also Elly the Dragon's Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu master. He holds a grudge against the Mobians for not helping his race during their enslavement, and over time his Gizoid gave him a split personality, as well as fits of insanity.
Asmer has black hair, and green eyes. His wings are orange, red, and black. He can shift from any height between a few inches and a bit more than three and a half feet. He likes to wear traditional looking clothes, mostly black, grey, or red.
Incredibly condescending, Asmer sees the Mobian people as lesser beings, partially due to his disgust for their ignorance of his race's plight. He has a certain amount of pity for the oppressed, sympathetic from his own experiences. While he tries to follow a code of honor, he has a purpose mechanically implanted into him from his Gizoid to kill, which activates from time to time.
The Gizoid's influence (along with the several recordings of moves he memorized from it) created a split personality within Asmer, causing insane, murderous tendencies from time to time. Since Elly left him, he has given in to these tendencies more often. When being commanded by the Gizoid, his personality becomes more mechanical in nature. He enjoys using his powers to cause suffering to his enemies, despite usually fighting honestly.
Strengths and Powers
Mastery of Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu:
Asmer has a higher level of expertise than Elly the Dragon in the fields of Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu. His unsheathing strike is less powerful than hers overall, but it cleaves through armor more effectively. His best and main stance is Wakigamae, one meant to conceal the length of his blade from his opponent. He can also use every other Kendo stance very effectively.
While he cannot fly nearly as fast or as deftly as Elly, Asmer can use his butterfly wings to gracefully flit in the sky. Despite having the ability, he doesn't really fly all that often.
Extreme reaction speed:
Asmer's reaction speed with his blade or pole is extremely quick, at least on par with Elly. Considering his main stance requires his blade to be in a trickier position, this is very important for his success in battle.
Asmer uses latent psychic powers in several ways. One way he uses it is to extend the length of his weapon by forming a psychic blade around it. This is done while he strikes, and the technique is meant to heighten the surprise factor of his Wakigamae stance. He can also shoot the psychic blade out from his weapon as a pulse. The psychic blade has the same amount of power as the weapon he uses. He can use telekinesis, but only on certain objects, like his own weapons. Lastly, he has the ability to cause extreme pain to any area he touches. He often uses this ability while grabbing the foe, causing intense anguish. The ability is most deadly when he grabs the opponent's head or when he's able to touch their spine. This causes the pain to spread throughout the victim's entire body.
Asmer can change to any size between a few inches to about a few feet tall. This is an ability that all of the butterfly race has.
Asmer pilots the Gizoid known as Messina. Next to Scylla and Charyb, it is among the strongest of the non-emerald powered Gizoids. Messina is specifically made to have incredibly strong, cleaving blade strikes. Asmer cannot use his own psychic powers while in Messina, but the Gizoid can do several feats while using his energy as fuel. Messina, like other Gizoids, has the ability to record moves by displaying a recording of the move billions of times to the pilot. As a result, it can perform a wide variety of moves. Asmer remembers these moves even outside of the Gizoid, but requires its influence to perform most of them.
Asmer was born from unknown parents in Nocturne, before the Twilight Cage incident, and raised by a family of echidnas. At the young age of 3, he was forcefully separated from his family to begin piloting his Gizoid for the purposes of the Nocturnus clan. His captors did not allow him to communicate with his fellow butterflies, who were also piloting Gizoids. As such, he has never lain eyes on another of his kind. However, he knew from his own experience in his Gizoid that the butterflies were being subjugated. The other races in that time didn't bat an eye while the butterflies were captured and used to both pilot and fuel the Gizoids with their latent inner power.
The Gizoid program etched itself into the minds of the butterflies, making them obedient when necessary. Gizoids function by using the power of butterflies as fuel, much like how Dr. Eggman uses animals to fuel his robots. The butterflies also serve as pilots, controlled mostly by the machine. Before Emerl, moves were copied through displaying a recording of a move to the pilot billions of times in a fraction of a second. This caused many of the butterflies to lose some of their sanity, as they copied several moves in their training.
During his time of "service" to the Nocturnus, he was trained to be the forefront of the Gizoid army, specializing in an armor cleaving blade strike. His Gizoid, Messina, was one of the three strongest Gizoids, next to Scylla and Charyb, until the creation of Emerl, a Gizoid that didn't require a butterfly, but chaos emeralds for energy, surpassed the trio. Emerl's creation led to the powers that be sealing the Nocturnus clan and all of the Gizoids into the Twilight Cage dimension. Emerl and Asmer were both able to escape the dimension through unknown means.
While Asmer was able to escape, the programming of his Gizoid continued to run its protocol, the elimination of Nocturne's enemies. The machine's beckoning etched itself into his psyche, giving him a split personality: one mechanical and one with emotions. Asmer isolated himself from the rest of Mobius, knowing that either his protocol or his hatred for the Mobians would lead to him getting caught.
He recorded the art of Kenjutsu from a hermit that lived near him, and refined what he learned from the Nocturnus into Iaijutsu arts. While in isolation, he attempted to create a new life for himself, following a code of honor that the other inhabitants of the near isolated zone practiced. While this didn't completely remove his hatred for those that looked away during his subjugation, or takeovers from his Gizoid, the code of honor and his generally peaceful life lessened the influence of those two things.
He met Elly the Dragon later on in his life, during a machine rampage of his. Elly fought to protect her life, in a fierce battle that led to her turning savage. The battle ended in a draw, when Asmer came back to his senses and saw that the person he was attacking was not a typical Mobian. Elly explained to him that she was also isolating herself because most Mobians disliked her due to being a dragon, and upon hearing this, he sympathized with her. He decided to train her in the arts that he had learned, and let her live with him, away from the judgmental Mobians.
As they lived together, Asmer started to develop romantic feelings for Elly. However, it was not meant to be; Elly caught Asmer in one of his mechanical rages, killing people, and decided that she had to leave. Heartbroken, Asmer began to question the point of things like compassion. This leads up to the Asmer of today, who cares less about his Gizoid programming taking over, and has less kindness overall.
This is another adaptation of a non-fan character of mine. This one was actually very fun for me to make, because I really liked the Gizoids in Sonic Battle (and, well, respect them in Chronicles).