— Leon the Elk
Leon the Elk is a member of the Red Valley Freedom Fighters.
A slim elk who stands a fair bit over three feet tall, Leon has a somewhat short muzzle with a triangular nose, fairly large, diamond-shaped ears, a short scut of a tail, and a pair of black, three-pointed antlers.
His fur is primarily giant's club in color, with a light apricot muzzle, inner ears, and underside of tail, while his ear tips, eye markings, neck, shoulders, and upper back are garnet in color. He has no hair on his head, instead having a tuft of longer fur, and his eyes are light cobalt blue in color.
His outfit consists of a green-blue ascot, white gloves, web khaki shorts, and green-blue boots with white cuffs.
Great - in legs
As an elk, Leon has particularly strong legs, allowing him to execute powerful kicks strong enough to shatter stone. He also has natural weapons in the form of his antlers, and his upper body strength is decent enough; his headbutts hurt enough with his antlers, but he can even knock over lightweight opponents if he puts enough force (typically via a running start) into it.
He has some knowledge of hand-to-hand combat in general (taught to him by Murdoch), but he doesn't have the durability to last in a prolonged melee fight; he typically relies on his great speed and his ability to stagger foes with his kicks and headbutts to function as a sort of hit-and-run fighter, striking fast and moving away from the opponent (hopefully) before they can strike back.
Due to his somewhat timid nature, Leon typically prefers to not fight, and relies on his natural weapons and leg strength to stagger/temporarily disable enemies so they hopefully can't chase him while he gets away. He'll go to great lengths to try and dissuade an enemy from attacking him or his friends, even offering to prepare food for them; he's quite a competent cook.
Genetic Ability: Rock Head
A Genetic Ability that manifests as modified muscles in Leon's neck, upper body, and shoulders, it gives Leon immunity to any physical attacks that carry recoil with them, with his enhanced muscles sort of acting as a shock absorber for his recoil-bearing attacks.
Leon has no specific resistances to any Elements or energy-types. He is quite fast, and can easily outpace slower foes and evade their attacks. He can bowl over lightweight opponents fairly easily, using his speed to add velocity to his charge attacks.
Leon has no specific weaknesses to any Elements or energy-types. His defenses aren't anything special, therefore he mostly relies on his agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks. His style of combat doesn't work well on heavy foes, as there's really no way he can stagger them unless he happens to hit a weak point of theirs.
Friends and Foes
- Red Valley Freedom Fighters -
A somewhat shy and soft-spoken elk, Leon typically only feels comfortable around people he knows very well, such as the other members of the Red Valley Freedom Fighters. Around strangers, he becomes quiet and stuttery, often fidgeting with his hands and staring at the ground.
He's overly passive, going to great lengths to avoid altercations, and only lashes out in self-defense if he has no other choice. This makes him a bit cowardly, as he has a hard time rising to the defense of others; a big part of this 'cowardice' stems from a sheer lack of self-confidence.
He loves to cook, and is surprisingly good at it, as well. He would like to become a famous chef someday, claiming it'd be a lot less taxing than being a Freedom Fighter. Despite this, he still cares deeply for his friends, and, despite his unwillingness to fight, would never abandon them.
- Overly passive
- Somewhat cowardly