Edward the Butterfly is
|Species||Mobian/Ladakh Tortoiseshell Butterfly|
|Political Alignment and Abilities|
|Weaponry & Equipment|
A reasonably lightly built Mobian insect, Edward has brown skin and wings as wide as his armspan, and slightly larger than he is when fully opened, covered with an intricate pattern of brown markings, similar to a refined and processed tortoiseshell. In addition, he has moderate-length red hair, which he keeps combed back out of his face, and orange eyes.
While outside of the Order of Darkness operations, Edward wears a red shirt w/ slots in the back for his wings, plus blue jeans, white gloves, red trainers and a set of mirror-tinted Aviator sunglasses, one of the few things that carries over into his Order uniform.
As a Squire, a trainee to become a Shadow Knight, one of the soldiers in the Order of Darkness, Edward wears a black bodysuit with an armored weave, designed to force energy-based close combat weapons to short out, as well as block most projectiles and melee strikes. Again, this has slots for his wings, and he retains his sunglasses.
As a butterfly, Edward possesses the ability of flight, and is skilled at using it proficiently. Unlike a bird, butterflies lack feathers, and as such, Edward produces very little sound while flying.
As a member of the Order of Darkness, Edward is trained in the use of Darkness-based powers to an advanced degree, using them as his main close-combat skill. However, he also possesses power in both Fire and Earth manipulation, allowing him to defend against fighters naturally strong against Darkness, light-wielders, with these powers. In addition, on a few occasions, he has produced a Magma-elemental attack, typically in the form of a Magma Punch. This unconscious skill with an advanced element is a point noted by his trainers in the Order, as a point they can train him to use ONLY as a last resort, while teaching him the advanced elements connected to Darkness and his other two elements.
As a squire, Edward is a practitioner of what the different elemental orders refer to as "Form Null", or a lack of usage of melee weaponry. Instead, the butterfly employs a Hammerforge RT-116 Assault Rifle that the order acquired years earlier, preferring to reverse a normal Knight's movepool of long-range Darkness techniques and close-range weaponry with a long-range weapon. In addition, Edward is trained as explosives expert, capable with working with most kinds of explosives. He can also produce improvised explosive devices while on a mission, as well as imbuing ordinary explosives with his elements.
However, the emphasis on his Dark powers is a defined weak spot for Edward. He has trouble countering powerful Light wielders, even though the two elements cancel out, due to his inexperience with his elements, although a Magma Punch typically surprises fighters in close-range. In conjunction, he also struggles to fight Earth-wielders, who are typically resistant to all of his attacks, again, barring his Magma techniques.