(Converting this over to blog because it's easier)
They called me The Immortal, the prince of ash, the avatar of justice, the phoenix of the innocent. Royalty not by birth, but by force. I am mortal no more. I am human no more. Not by choice, but by pain. Some claim I am a demon or a spirit, come from Hell in place of who I once was to be a terror. Others thought me an angel or avatar of justice.
I am no angel, but nor am I a demon. Whatever has caused this pain to me. Whatever has made me what I am. It was not me who did it. I was burned for crimes not my own, for the crimes of a king of my time, a king whose name, and who's kingdom, I have forgotten. But whose actions I have not. Whatever it was that caused me to survive, here I am. Immortal. You can break me down, strip me of one body, but yet another shall take its place. In a few seconds or in a thousand years I will return. I am no longer a mere mortal man, I am a phoenix.
Not by choice, but by pain.
My name, now, is Lucias Carpenter. I am no avatar of justice or demon of fire, but I will be the harbinger of vengeance.
Name: (currently) Lucias Carpenter. Original name no longer used.
Alias(s): Avatar of Justice, Prince of Ash, The Phoenix of the innocent, The Immortal.
Age: Indeterminate, a somewhere between 1 and three thousand years since birth. Physical age varies unpredictably from late teenager to middle aged.
Ethnicity: Indeterminate, similarities usually vary after each death.
Currently: Indeterminate. Presumably some kind of human Phoenix.
Identity: Not hidden but not incredibly public just due to a low level of fame/infamy, mostly has shown up in tales in the past or urban stories. No recognizable starting point. Birth given name and visual descriptions have varied.
Occupation: Vigilante/Whatever pays the bills.
Current revival: Relatively recently Lucias had returned to a world of even greater amounts of superhuman occurrences.
Personality: Lucias is a broken man, but he goes on. He has tried living an average life, but he sees himself in others far too often to let injustice slide by. When he sees the guilty set free, and the innocent locked away, he cannot stand by. Whether by brute force or persuasion he will always come to action if he can. Sometimes, it's as simple as providing the right evidence. Other times however, he does the more blatant means, homocide. He sees nothing wrong with the people who choose to stand by, he understand why they might want to obey the law. But the law betrayed him, so why doesn't he deserve to return the favor in order to get justice.
Lucias has had a long and unusual life. He first started out as the child of a somewhat rich household, a household who's mother the King had taken a liking to after his own wife had died. When his father died, he became quite concerned. But with the King's marrying his mother, what was he going to do? He didn't want to go with them but his mother refused to part with him. For the sake of her, certain statements were made in secret. Warning of sorts. In spite of his denial to become a stepson to the king, it was not a choice he had. He had step siblings, children of the king, who were in line before him. But he didn't care for the throne regardless.
Things grew sour however, his mother grew less pretty, less pleasing to the king. They became distanced from each other and then, Lucias woke up to guards dragging him from his bed after drenching him in blood, as they went, he passed his mothers corpse. And as they passed, he understood.
Lucias was charged with treason and murder of the queen, he was then further charged, somehow, with use of summoning evil creatures of darkness. The king sentenced him to burn to death. For all his struggling, there was no way to escape this death. Not for him.
Like nothing he had ever felt before, nor would ever feel again, they prolonged his incineration, they burned him through his entire body as harshly and painfully as possible. As he burned he longed for justice, thirsted for revenge, and begged to live.
A week later a fire ignited upon his grave and from the ashes of his corpse he arose anew, like a phoenix he was reborn. And he had payment on his mind. He hunted the king down, and burned himself with the king in his hands. No guards could stop him, no blade nor could put him down. And their ashes was all that was left.
And yet again, he would arise in time. From then on, The Immortal Phoenix of Ash would prowl lands in search of injustice. Of killing or harming of the innocent. And he would pay them in kind. He went to many lands, fought in many wars, and all that time he searched. Longing for Justice in the world and yet always seeing its sins.
Phoenix life: Lucias's body can be destroyed, he can be cursed, he can be cut with a blade, and he will feel it all, but he cannot be killed or permanently trapped by any known means. Time and natural illness may effect him for a little while, but they fade away. Wrinkles and warts crumbling off of him as they burn. Even if his entire body is destroyed and his soul is said to be entrapped, all shall return again in time. This ability seems to come back to him even if stolen or through attempted negation or manipulation of magic or science. It is the one thing about him that remains a total constant. This ability tends to work through whatever is damaging him. And long lasting abilities or curses will be burned out over time regardless of their power. The fire seems to burn regardless of fuel, oxygen, or attempts to prevent it from burning like trying to suffocate or drown it in any manner. This immunity to losing his powers while also being immortal means he is the perfect pursuit predator, if he truly decides a target is worth him following it to the end, he may die a few hundred times, but he'll eventually make it there, whether it is a chance or a matter of stamina. He can keep going.
Location: The exact location of where he resurrects usually is where most of his remains or ashes are. However sometimes when he completely disintegrates or knows he cannot come back to the same location after death, the ashes will seem to completely burn away and he will return elsewhere. This may seem like a kind of teleportation but it is immensely difficult to control the location and doesn't always work.
Speed: The speed of the healing is rather inconsistent. A full regeneration from ashes can take mere seconds, while sometimes flesh wounds may take longer, or almost no time at all. Likewise, sometimes there is a strangely long period of time between each revival. Sometimes he can accelerate this by force. He usually is aware of how long it will take, and the time between revivals or conditions that may be involved.
Fire: Technically, Lucias can force his body to burn of his own accord without physical damage. While this doesn't appear generally to cause damage, it is quite as painful as legitimate burning for him. And effects others just as much as real fire can. The extent of the heat seems to be not particularly limited, nor does it's spread seem to be as it can travel even by air as long as he remains ignited. It has been proven to rather easily melt through metals even when only healing, let alone when actually trying. If he's not paying attention, or chooses it for due so, it can in fact burn him still when he does it on purpose.
Physical prowess: Lucias would never claim to be some kind of supernatural martial artist, but he's still a very skilled combatant. After many years of existence and plenty of time defending himself or attacking others, he's gotten better at controlling his body efficiently and has considerable physical health and experience in athleticism and combat, but this would hardly be considered inhuman. Likewise this has resulted in a very wide range of understanding of weaponry.
Languages: Lucias is pretty keen on multiple languages, though they may come and go as he does. He catches up quickly, but can also lose them just as quickly.
The body: Whether or not this occurs is uncertain, sometimes when Lucias returns, he comes back exactly as normal. Other times it's almost a completely new identity physically speaking.
The way stamina, eating, etc works: He still feels like a normal human but if he is starving to death, over consumes, is suffocating, or other nutrition or necessity based needs, his ability will reach a point where it essentially decides to forcefully rejuvenate his body with fire. The same occurs with stamina, if he over-exerts himself well beyond human, he begins to burn from the inside and the outside, which is immensely painful, but technically means he can keep going.
Extension: With focus he is indeed capable of preventing the fire from burning other people or things, generally, this is applied to whatever is nearest him like clothing or people.
Investigation: After so long of hunting down people he sees as evil, Lucias has developed an incredibly keen awareness for people, lying, and hunting down evidence.
Hunter: Lucias may not be considered the greatest combatant, even if he is among the greater. But what he is good at is taking people out, even if they're more skilled then him, since he doesn't have to take the same precautions as other people. And can preform immensely risky attacks to take someone out.
Unsurprising: After hundreds of years of being an immortal being yourself, new powers lose a lot of their surprise value. He has a lot of experience on both the good and bad ends of people with unnatural abilities.
Pain: Lucias feels all pain a normal human would, even when being "resurrected" from ash he feels his body burn back into life, or when his wounds heal through fire, even that burns just as if he were aflame himself. He does have an immensely higher tolerance for pain then typical, but he is also prone to bouts of memories of his most extreme pains leaving him incapable of doing almost anything. This tolerance is not in the sense that he doesn't feel it as much (a cut hurts as much to him as anyone else) but rather that he can act in full ability regardless of that pain most of the time.
Memory loss: Lucias may be unkillible, but his memories are not. He has suffered from various situations which caused memories to disappear. And even the passing of time will strip away more and more piece by piece. Though at a less accelerated rate then most humans (most of the time).
Illnesses: Technically he can suffer poisons, curses, powers, that cause one to be ill or unwell in some sense. Which may even remain for days after their initial action. They will disappear but during this time they can still seriously effect him. Though, they cannot retain their effects usually for even a full hour. Most are burned away very quickly, and only have vague effects that his body can deal with on its own.
A DOUBLE EDGED THORN:
Telepaths/Empaths: Though Lucias can suffer no permanent damage aside from his repercussions of the pain he's been through, it's entirely possible to subdue him for even extended periods of time through telepathy or empathy, enrage him, or manipulate him, through such abilities. However, at the same time, those who seek to see into his mind may see the many years of burning and destruction he has had to face for his immortality. But greater then all that was the very first time he was burned to death, the pain and fear of the death itself, and the sense of injustice and hatred for being accused of nothing he did. He eventually can build up a resistance to it but it can take time. There is, however, an exception to this. He cannot be forced to harm anyone he believes is innocent, and it's very difficult to stop him from following his objective. So if he's after the telepath/empath already, it will not do much good to prevent him from achieving this goal. As illusions will seemingly burn away for him (this is also painful for him, but it works)
Combat knives in boot or jacket, often both
Sometimes he manages to carry a gun around with him.
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