(No worries its a good title tbh with some of the new introductions ive sproused up in my mind XD and if youd want to start my idea was for the first meeting of the one iam gonna call the rouge would be him stopping a attempted jumping of our hero's course after school hours.)
Alrighty. By that i meen just scumbags working for some boss whod think it be a good idea to try and mess with some school kids possibly rob them ect course itd lay the introduction of the vigilante the rouge and initiate the mystery of who he is exactly for the phantom theives.
Alrighty! Ill do the character first and follow up with the starter)
Looks:black hair,fair pale skin tone. Scar of a cut on his shoulder, diffrent colored eyes. One green one blue this deformity has made him a target for some if the more. Popular ones at shujin academy.
Personality:is abit of a blunt one with matters that are serious always with a headstrong attitude. Punch first ask questions later. Or shoot first in some cases. But leads abit of a double life. One being that of a social outcast at shujin. The other being the known vigilante from America the rouge. The rouge side if him is mainly him trying to do whats right hurting those who deserve it and those who would use crime as a excuse to hurt or harm others. Byt he has a code to not kill. Wound,break bones, fractures, concussions all fair game. But hes never taken ones life.
Family:Father currently servering in the US armed forces. Mother: Dceased. Currently living with his uncle whobis usually never around.
Persona:The Vanguard. A type of English looking knight armed with a greatsword mainly used for tanking.
Weapon prefrences: Due to spending time at a airsoft feild hes particularly used to DMR type airsoft rifles scoped or not hes quick on the draw with that and a side arm. But also is a brawler of a type fists and hammers are his go to.
Backround:Born in america Specfically Maine nicholas was a bit of a troubled person due to his deformity being a target even back then by bullies and the self righteous who thought they were better. But this kinda sparked something in him to create his little costume op the rouge. And a lil repuation was gained as a helmeted man was spotted pumiling jumpers thugs and more course the police wasnt to privey to this. So in fear of his sons safety his father sent him to hus uncle in japan and enrolled him at shujin academy. Course tge rouges actions stopped in america and now resurfaced in Tokyo. To him it was the same job justca diffrent place course he alsobwas not expecting the series of events he was about to be thrust into when attending shujin
Thus we begin with the introduction if a new face around now. Nicholas the eye deformed student at shujin laying low with the school day being over. And what a exciteing day it was. Komashida pretty much spilling out the diffrent offensives he had done on students. Purposely hurting or abuseing them. It was bizzare. And all of it a message sent by the group the phantom theives. Course nicholas already had his own thing going with beating down the low lifes near shujin. And with the school day over. He was already geard up head to toe to go on his rounds to track down the undesirables. Course last thing he added was a lucky red peice of cloth he tied around his arm. Course he did this in class mainly gym to bring him luck in not being humilated. But now it brings him protection. He knew not who these phantom theives were nor did he care at least right now. Right now it was his time to hunt in a maner of speaking already on the prowl on the rooftops.
It was about two days after the incident with Kamoshida that the popularity of the Phantom Thieves started to gradually increase. Very slowly, according to Mishima's fansite, but increasing nonetheless. So, Ryuji being Ryuji, obviously wanted to do something to celebrate that.
It was nothing big, they mainly went to an arcade to play some games. Ann had dragged them to a café afterwards to sate her craving of sweets. It was a pretty uneventful day really, until they were approached by two men in the alleyway.
Apparently it was some thugs who thought highschool kids would be an easy target. Akira wasn't one for battles in reality..for all his strength was in the metaverse.
"H-hey man, we don't want any trouble, yknow'?" Ryuji had held up his hands as one of thugs had pulled out a pocket knife from his jacket. It was small, but deadly.
Akira felt his bag shift has Morgana popped his head out to whisper, "Akira, what do we do?"
They could always run of course, that would be the safest option. They were close enough to where they came from to do so. He was about to suggest that option, but movement on the rooftop near them caught his attention.
Nicks lil patrol would yeild nothing as of yet. No baddies on the march outside this day. Maybe thatvwas a good thing in all things considerd. But he was about to head home till he heard someones voice. And the words spoken made nick think that there was an attempted jumping about to happen. So he moved to investigate. And to his discovery he would see a small group of punks surrounding what looked to be some of his fellow class mates. He didnt recongnize there faces as those who would pick on him so it was lucky gor them. After seeing the pocket knife get drawn he jumped diwn behind the punks.nand to get their attention on him instead ofvthe students. He screammed. "HEY! FUCKOS!" "Why dont you pick on someone whos not defenseless fuck ups." Was some of the first things he said course trying to get a rise outta them.he knew they were gonna get the firat swing in but nick was planning on getting the last swing.
Akira took a small step backwards as the guy landed behind the thugs. He recognized him as the Vigilante people were talking about online. His gaze zeroed in on the red armband the other was wearing, it somehow looked a bit familiar
After the Rogue promptly beat up the thugs, Ryuji took a step forward. "Dude, that was awesome! You're like, a real super hero!"
"Thanks." Akira said quietly with a nod at the man. Morgana had ended up crouched on the leader's shoulders so he could he a better look at what was happened. "He looks kinda spooky, don't you think?" He meowed quite loudly
"You're the Rogue people were talking about online, right?" It was Ann who spoke next. "My parents are abroad in America right now, they heard a lot about you!" She said excitedly with a clap of her hands. "Oh I know, we should definitely take a picture together!" The blonde was already taking her phone out
After landing and promptly dealing with the thugs leaving them with more than a few broken bones. And noses he mainly panted after the scrap regaining what ever breaths he can and cracking his knuckles post fight. Sure punching some ass hat to get them to stop doin what they do was good but it could take a toll on the fists.
The rouge would then hear as the blonde one ryuji had spoken up. Course he didnt turn to reply just yet mainly makeing sure the punks he put in the ground were down for the count. "Dont call me that. Oam not super or a hero. Iam just someone whos fed up with how things are and thats it."
He would make sure to kick any weapon away from the groaning thugs of course so none of them would try anything stupid that could end with them having more bones broken in the end. He did pick up akiras voice as he just bluntly said "Dont mention it."
"Well if your parrents are in america i can safely say street rats like these punks are not that much of a problem anymore." At the sound of a picture being taken he held his hand up "i dont do photo ops. You 3 get your selfs home before their freinds get here or worse the police." Something about his voice was off though. Its like he was forcing it to sound diffrent than how it should. But with all said and done he ran to a pipe going ontop of a building climbing it and thus disappearing from the scene.
"Oops uh, sorry bro." Ryuji apologized to the man, he sounded a bit offended at the thought of being called a superhero. Ryuji didn't really know why of course, he thought superhero's were pretty epic.
"Aw, I really wanted a picture." Ann said with a pout as she twirled a bit of hair around her finger. It was something she could've shown Shiho the next time she visited her at the hospital, it would've been quite the story.
"Let's just head home for now." Akira told the group as he started walking down the alleyway. He didn't want the thugs to wake up again, although they probably wouldn't try anything again. It was a school night anyways, and it was getting a bit late.
And so the thieves went their separate ways back to their own houses. Morgana hopping out of the bag once he reached leblanc. "It's a good thing that guy showed up when he did. He seemed pretty weird though." Akira could say he agreed
After disappearing and arriving back at his home The rouge, now seen as nick took the helmet off his head shaking his head as well. After dropping his helmet on his bed he sat as he started to disrobe and contemplate in a way about those he saved he knew exactly who they were.
The fact all 3 of them were his fellow students made him worry about his identity being blown. Just with that alone made him worry about the law enforcement comming to knock at his door if his cover was blown. But he didnt want to worry about that heavily. Right now he had more pressing matters to attend to. That being finding out who were the ones who made Komashida play like a fiddle with all of the things he did wrong.
He stood up as he was in thought. He knew that they put a target on komashidas back and acted on it. He knew they had to be apart of the school as well. But the big puzzle peice missing was the who. Being someone hideing behind a false name and mask he knew the troubles if identity went public. But for now he needed rest to prep for when another school day comes around.
After taking the peice of cloth and laying it at his desk he flopped in his bed. With the clues in mind and the things tbat were heard he now is just trying to put tbe puzzle peices together till the last peice being the who revealed it self. But thats for another day. For now he closed his eyes focusing on falling asleep.
It was Wednesday the next morning when Akira headed out of Leblanc and to the station. Morgana in his bag as usual. The little mongrel decided it would be a brilliant idea to sneak some of his curry while he wasn't looking. The both of them found out quite quickly that Morgana was not a fan of spicy food.
After giving a small wave to Maruki, he turned to head into he and Ann's homeroom, accidentally bumping into someone along the way. Morgana let out a startled meow at the bag being jostled. "Sorry." He apologized quietly to the other boy. He noted who it was, he often saw the boy getting bullied in class for his heterochromia. They never really spoke, maybe once or twice.
As wensday emerged and the morning was young nick had awakened for another grueling day of school as he got dressed in uniform one thing he wore to stand out was a hoodie but he mainly left it unzipped. As for his gear of the rouge it would be sitting in his closet till he would be able to strike again as his other persona (pun intended XD) but such is another boring day at school had started. Thankfully for him he was able to bike to tbe school quite easily to takimg some short cuts and tending to get there early. But before going in he tied that red cloth on his arm again. Threw days of school luck would be needed. And as per usual when walking in some paper was thrown at him and the name "Twin eyes" was yelled at him to.
But he tried to shrug it off like pebbles as best he could. He had no time to waste dealing with snot nosed pricks he needed to get to his home room. On his way to his home room he bumpbed into someone hearing a meow and hearing him apolgize nick turned an spoke "No your fine i am so-" he cut himself off looking at one of the ones he saved standing about as tall as him lookong at akira he kinda stifled himself. "Again sorry but i really need to be going." He would say before turning a d quickly starting to walk away the one big clue was that red peice of fabric tied around his arm.
Akira's gaze drifted downward to the red cloth sitting around the boy's arm. People often said Akira was observant, he guessed they were right about that. This is why the cloth must've looked familiar to him yesterday, and why the boy in front of him seemed anxious to get away.
Watching him walk away, he pulled out his phone and texted the phantom thieves group chat. Saying to meet up at the rooftop after school for some news.
Once school was over, the leader made his way to the rooftop, letting Morgana out of his bag since they were away from prying eyes. Hopefully.
He explained to Ryuji and Ann, the high possibility that Nicholas Castle is the Rogue.
"That guys in my class I think?" Ryuji had given his input.
"Oh, I heard he's from America too! So it would make sense if he was." Ann had pointed out. "I've seen him get bullied though..we should do something nice for him! He did save us after all." She said with a smile
"We could change the bullies heart! But uh, we don't have a name for Mementos.." Morgana trailed off
Nick hastingly walked away as quickly as he could breaking sight of akira and sighing as he had done so. He would now only hope that he wouldnt have put the dots together. But now he had face the music in home room with the bullies. One thing to note that they were world war 2 fanatics focusing on the battle between japan and america. Would also be a reason he would be picked on due to cultural diffrences. But alas he now must face it.
After school nick would end up with a few bruises due to his bullies and their attacks. And as much as he wanted ti try and defend himself he cant due to exposeing who he his. Or getting expelled for breaking another students hand. So hes kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. As he walks out of the school and the sun sets he would sigh surviving another day at shujin academy as he walks to his bike pulling it up and getting on when a voice shouted "HEY TWIN EYES CATCH!" And soon a rock would hit the back of his head pain shooting threw his skull. The band of bullies would laugh as he sighed getting on his bike and soon bikeing his way towards home.
Now he has a few things he now has to do. One pray that akira did not put 2 and 2 together about who he is. Two find out who are the phantom theives and possibly join the fan site for them it might give him clues as to who they are. And finally treat the wound thats on the back of his head due to the rock that hit his head. But he had time so he planed on taking a break from tne biking before getting home.
The Phantom Thieves had decided that Ann would be the one to talk to Nicholas to get some information out of him. Ryuji had offered to do it, but a snarky comment towards the brash boy from Morgana made them rethink that idea. Akira would but he doesn't know if Nicholas would be willing to talk to a 'delinquent' about anything personal afterall.
So it was up to Ann and her "oh so amazing acting skills" as Ryuji's scarcastic remark suggests. It earned him a slap on the back of the head.
As she was on her way out from the station, she noticed the exact person that the thieves were talking about. What a coincidence! So, putting on her best smile, and walked up to the boy. "Oh hey, cool bike!" She said excitedly. She knew absolutely nothing about cycling.. "You're Nicholas right? I've seen you around school!"
Nick would pant for a minute before he rubbed the back of his head. It wasnt profusely bleeding but there was a small twinge of blood. "Great. Just my luck. Those assholes." He said to himself before taking a few breathes to himself and contemplateing how he was gonna patch himself up. But he needed tonget under way soon the sun was going down. But before he could start biking again he turned to see another familar face
The sight of ann calmed him abit. Akira was one thing he seemed smart in nicks eyes observant and a remberung kimd of person. As she spoke he chuckled a little "thanks. This thing is practically my car at this point. And yea i am. Suprised your not talking about these." He says pointing at his eyes. "Most people would call me twin eyes, green blue, freak. You know the usual titles. But color me suprised that you havent. Yet you actually used my name." He says now sitting calmly on the bike. "Your Annette right. One of the people komashida decided to mess with. My opinion i dont know what happened but whatever those theives did to the sick bastard he deserved it. But he got off easy in my opinion."
Ann let out a giggle at the mention of her name. She's never heard that one before. "It's Ann. Ann Takamaki." She held out her hand for him to shake. The blonde looked up at Nicholas and into his eyes. Sure, it was unusual but to her it wasn't necessarily bad. "Well, those people are just jerks." She let out a huff and put her hands on her hips. "If anything its unique. Try and take pride in that at least." She gave him a smile
"As you probably know, I've had my fair share of bullies and rumors spread around myself." Her smile then turned sad. She sympathized with him on this part. Teenagers could be ultimately cruel sometimes.
She leaned back against the small bike rack that they were at. The comment about Kamoshida made her frown a bit. "At least now he'll be in jail. And have to suffer with the regret of what he did." Especially to Shiho.
"But anyways," Ann rocked back on her heels, reaching up to adjust her hair. "I was wondering, do you know the names of the people bullying you?" She asked with a sheepish smile. "I'm just wondering if it was the same person that spread rumours about me.."
Nick would listen to her words and smile at this "your not wrong entirely. Ill have to keep that fact in mind then." She wasnt wrong and given the colors they were they could be more akin to jewls in his eyes than a deformity. But its some confidence he lost that was gained. As she formal introduced her self he returned the hamd shake in kind "Nicholas castle." He saud back after shaking her hand
"Yea. School dose seem to be like that. To be honest it was more tolerable in america. But my parrent moved me to my uncles here said it was safer due to the rouges actions in maine. But assholes will be assholes. But always comes around."
"Your not wrong at that point. Makes me laugh the irony that asshole creep is gonna face in prison. But thats just my humor getting the better of me. But on that we can agree. Whoever that group is they seem to be good people. Imagine if the rouge was actually with them." He was trying to lay down a smoke screen in. Way to deflect whp he was actually. But weather itd be any help or not he didn't know."
"Well i dont know all their names but i know the leaders name and their group. Shibai i think is his name and his group he calls shibais snakes. Thats honestly all they are. But like a snake you take off its head and the body dies. I bet if that prick Shibai went his little rats would scurry off."
Ann's face seemed to brighten when Nicholas said the Phantom Thieves were good people. "I agree! I think they are too!" Her eyes widened a bit at the raven's comment. Does that mean he wanted to join the phantom thieves? That was something else she had to bring up then.
She made a mental note to tell the others the name "Shibai." Ryuji would probably know who it was, Ann had heard the name before but she wasn't really familiar with them.
"It was really nice meeting you! I probably shouldn't keep you here any longer, haha." She turned and started to walk off with a wave. "See you at school!"
Nick would smile as he saw her face brighten "they seem like robin hoods in a way. Cept stealing secrets than money." He kept in mind not to say to much cause he wasnt sure exactly why she had the intent of comming to talk to him but he didnt mind it weather her reasons were diffrent than kindness. But the sun was starting to set
"Indeed ill see you to at school ann." He would say before kicking up on the bike and head off he took a sigh if relief as he rode but still he felt a nervous feeling. Why did she take the time to talk to him. After he saved the 3 that night seeing them more this frequently. It was beginig to puzzle him. First runing into akira in school. Then ann comming to talk to him. This requierd patience and to see what the intent was in this but. Alas as he returned home he left his bike chained to his fence before returing inside of his house to rest for the next day to come.