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Yu-Gi-Oh ZeXalCharacter Age:
Unknown- appears to be around 13, though this is partially an assumption based on the age of the remaining main cast (which is largely 13.)Background: Wiki Here!Personality:
To start simply, Astral is considered a rather calm, and collected sort of being. He appears to have his thoughts with him at all times, being able to retain information without fail (as seen with his properly numbered observations and recollections of certain prior events), and more importantly is incredibly observant and intelligent. He is able to strategize step by step ahead of his opponents during duels in fact, and has even used bits of psychological observation to prove this; during one in particular, against Yuuma's math teacher, he noted that the man had an obsession with perfection- because of this, he easily deduced that his first action following a strike to his lifepoints would be to recover them, rather than counterattack. He is also extremely capable of mathmatical feats- he repeatedly calculated the chances of someone rolling consequitive sixes on a die, with alarming precision.
However, as intelligent and level-headed as he is, he is curious and literal-minded to the point of naivite. These traits are likely due to his lack of knowledge of the world he was in- however the fact remains that he will often take as much as he can from a situation based on observation, asking without hesitation on anything he cannot glean himself. Unfortunately, he takes things quite literally, as seen when Yuuma's response to the question of why he could not follow him (into the washroom) was 'I'll die..!'; he immediately made the observation that humans had an odd cycle of consuming energy before disposing of it in a private room of sorts, an action that if interrupted would result in death.
This curiosity becomes far more evident as the series progresses, particularly during a construction centered episode in fact; during the end moments of the duel aftermath, he can be seen floating about every nook and cranny of the area, taking things in with a rather thoughtful look. He makes odd 'observations' based on these occasionally, including one particular gem after observing Yuuma's reaction to rediscovering the taste of tomatoes (which he had been certain were disgusting)... Namely 'kattobingu also means, 'loving tomatoes
'. Other odd observations include the importance of soccer ('the thing called soccer seems to be profound
'), but he has slowly become more 'human' through these stated points as well; observations such as 'humans feel pain in their hearts
', and more upsettingly, 'when human beings hurt one another with their words, they have no memory of it afterwar
d'- which had been followed by a 'Kotori... I think I understand how you feel'. (Kotori being the girl that Yuma had upset in the first place; and also not present at the time he said this.)
The more the series progresses, the more Astral has become open to displaying emotion, and more importantly the more familiar he is with the concept of emotion as a whole. This is likely due to the growing connections he forged, along with the constant companionship to overall emotional beings. It has been confirmed for example, that until Yuuma's duel against 'Jin', he was truly unaware of what the feeling of 'fear' was (though he has at one point stated that he does not like things that he has not had time to observe, as with Cathy's cats, beforehand.), and it took the realization of this fear to get over it enough to face the source of it (namely Kaito Tenjo.). It is likely that this fear causes a heavy sense of doubt in regard to any situation he is not completely sure of as well, as he immediately warned Yuuma to flee during their first encounter with Kaito, instantly realizing he did not know if they would win the match (and indeed, they technically lost.), and even going so far as to tell Yuuma they should refuse Jin's challenge for a match due to the fact that he was supposedly Kaito's helper of sorts (he wasn't, as it turned out.). This as well seems to have toned down somewhat, with Astral gaining more respect for Yuuma's 'charge' attitude that he looked down on in comparisson to his strategy of defense, taking Yuuma's catchphrase of 'kattobingu' (essentially, 'rising above' or 'giving it your all') and becoming less likely to immediately judge the situation based on complete knowledge over a situation.
Aside from fear however, Astral has also become somewhat warmer- he clearly values his friendship with Yuuma, giving a rare smile when the boy announced it, and making the motion more often as time went. By this point he seems to actively support Yuuma's enthusiasm outside of dueling, and while his blunt observations can be unintentionally insulting, this seems to have toned down with the 'happiness'. It is clear that he highly values friendship as well- aside from the emotion he clearly feels because of it (indeed, he appears to only smile these few times when it concerns that bond with Yuuma, with any exceptions happening VERY recently), he has more than once proven to be self-sacrificing in regard to the bonds it creates.
These two situations are widely different in a way- with the first, during the match against 'Jin', Yuuma was offered the chance to surrender to save his friends. However, despite knowing that the loss of a duel involving numbers would result in his death, he told Yuuma it would be best to do so- a fact that was of course, fought back by Yuuma himself on the grounds that he was considered his friend as well.
The second situation occurs within Yuuma's key however; upon realizing that Yuuma is in dire need of help, he sends the card 'Hope' out from the key and back to Yuuma's extra deck for use in the duel, despite the fact that the monster itself was the only thing protecting him from 'Black Mist'; in the end, it was Yuuma's own bond to Astral that saved him from Black Mist, further cementing his feelings for the friendship and his general attitude toward it.
Of course, that does not change his cluelessness- case in point the scene directly after, where a number of people ganged up on Yuuma's friend for cheating them, and in contrast to the very obvious grimaces Kotori and Yuuma made, he held a completely blank look... But perhaps as he learns more he will react more as well.
As it is, until he asks an entirely innocent but clearly out of place question, it's quite likely that he could even be mistaken for some sort of drone over the phone- at least until someone realizes that semi-monotone is not the vocal pattern of the Mayfield's standard, of course.Abilities:
Strangely enough, his very existence in Mayfield could be argued as an ability; incredible duelist that he is, this really doesn't do him much good in a world without duel monsters trading cards. However, for the sake of RP, his more 'ghostly' side... That is, the ability to float as he typically does, will be considered an ability that he has lost access to.
Which means he will have to walk. Possibly learn how to walk, in fact, as he never makes that sort of motion in the series.
Another ability he no longer has may in fact be tied to the key that is still in his former world; he was able to materialize a dueldisk over his arm, along with the cards that Yuuma himself normally has in his deck. This ability would largely be pointless in Mayfield however- no one else has even likely heard of Duel Monsters after all, so it would be a little difficult to duel someone.
In any case, if his entire being is considered an ability in itself, the option of making him human is there in a sense; as it is, he probably won't be glowing in Mayfield, regardless of remaining blue with strange markings and earings or not. (Though given Mayfield's conditions of arrival, those earrings could well be gone...)Sample Entry:
[[In which Astral interacts with a drone kid and learns about 'LGM's. ...Clearly these are the focus of the only movie playing at the Drive In.]]
'School' was an interesting place, Astral had observed, though it was not quite what he had expected.
His first 'Mayfield related' observation of 'School' was that there were no uniforms as Yuuma's schools had required. Instead he had found, the 'uniforms' of everyday applied. It was lucky that someone had corrected him when he was examining the differences between these two 'uniforms' in fact, or he would never have realized that boys were 'unable' to wear skirts and dresses, apparently.
He had asked one of the younger boys about this, and they had stuttered out a few questions of what his life was like growing up, and when he responded that he wasn't actually human he had received the assumption that he was playing something called 'invaders from mars' and quickly corrected on what these 'martians' looked like.
In fact, it was now, during 'recess' at this 'school' (There was so much to learn here, he found, though after a while he was beginning to wonder why they could not simply observe these things for themselves in the real world.), that one of the boys was explaining to him this. And after a few moments of this explaining, he nodded. "I see," he stated almost sagely, using a tone that most would not at all link to his age group. "These 'martians' are little green forms of human men?""They sure are
!" the boy responded cheerily (Another observation; these boys were more cheerful than even Yuuma, and did not seem to show any other emotion. It was quite interesting.). "They also have lil' antennae, just like them bugs crawling right over there
He turned- the bugs were indeed a good source of visual reference for the antennae, though he already knew what those looked like at least. Looking back, he nodded. "Mm. And they carry these 'ray guns'..?"
"That's right! They'll vaporize yah if they spot you!
"Of course, it's just a game- but you seem mighty interested! You wanna play?
Astral blinked a few times, before nodding. "Yes- this looks to be quite interesting."
The boy would then mutter off about how that was a 'mighty strange way to say things', but seemed to overall be happy about this. Astral couldn't help but wonder why the others who had appeared in this place were so put off by these other children actually- odd as they were, they were truly quite interesting folk to speak to.