Nero the Viper is a member of the Efrika Plains Freedom Fighters.
A limber viper who stands a fair bit over three feet tall, Nero has a somewhat short muzzle with slit nostrils, a pair of venomous fangs that are always visible even when his mouth is closed, and a long, slender tail. He also has small, horn-like ridges above his eyebrows.
His scales are primarily coffee in color, with a criss-crossing pattern of stripes across his back, tail and forehead that are desert in color, while his muzzle, chest and stomach are tan in color. He has no hair on his head, and his eyes are gamboge in color.
Despite his lean stature, Nero has respectable physical strength; while certainly not super-powered in any way, he can hit hard enough to break through wood and even crack stone. His long tail is prehensile, and he can wrap it around opponents to bind them; naturally, he can also lift up and carry lightweight objects with it.
He's capable of natural toxikinesis, primarily in the form of augmented physical attacks rather than energy-based moves. However, he can pull off some weak energy-based, like Poison Sting, but he primarily relies on close-range physical attacks.
Genetic Ability: Shed Skin
A Genetic Ability that is common in reptiles, it has a chance to activate whenever Nero is afflicted by poisoning, paralysis or a burn. When it activates, a thin layer of his skin at the source of the status condition sloughs off, taking the negative status condition with it. However, it isn't terribly reliable, as it sometimes may not activate until 30 or more minutes after being afflicted; however, other times it may activate within as little as 5 minutes.
Nero is fairly resistant to the Element of Poison, and is also quite tolerant of hot, dry weather in general. He is also quite agile, able to dodge slow-moving opponents and attacks with ease.
Nero is weak to the Element of Ice and is vulnerable to cold weather in general, given his reptilian nature. His defenses aren't anything special, therefore he mostly relies on his agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks.
Friends and Foes
- Efrika Plains Freedom Fighters -
- Sharpshoot Clan -
To those who don't know him well, Nero has a habit of coming off as blunt and rather grumpy. While it does take him a while to warm up to new people, he's considerably more amiable around his friends.