Alexander Novitsky

"Ring around the rosies, pockets full of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down."

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a character in “Purgatory”, as played by Lightningflash



Alexander Novitsky

“I was eighteen years of age when I passed, if you must know. However, I highly doubt such labels will be of use here in Purgatory.”

“Male, of course.”

“I am what you might call a Shadow. I, however, prefer the term ‘Fallen Individual.’”

“Not that it matters, but if you insist, I’ve always been a ladies’ man myself.”

Love Interest:
“Ha! I have no need for such useless affection.”

“If there’s one word to describe me, it’s ‘unpredictable.’ I am cold, cruel, and cunning at heart, but I often mask these traits under a curtain of enigmatic secrecy and arrogance. I can be very manipulative, I can feign any sort of personality or feeling you might think of, and convince nearly anyone that I am their ally. However, you might not want to get too close to me; I might break your heart. Literally.”

“I was granted with the power to control the shadows. Not my dark brethren, of course, but the darkness around me. I can manipulate shadows to form sharp spears to attack with and shield myself from most attacks. Although I hate to say it, my shadows are not indestructible; lights that are too bright and concentrated, such as that from burning magnesium, will destroy my shadows and force me to recuperate. I also find it difficult to form shadows without a light source, as shadows are nonexistent without light to form them. Nonetheless, I am not one to be trifled with.”

“It all started when I was very young; probably about five or six. Like any other child, I had imaginary friends, although to me, they were real as the parents who fawned over me. As I got older, my parents got worried as I began shunning the real world for the one I had created inside my head. They took me to a doctor who immediately recognized that I was developing severe psychosis. I was sent to a mental hospital around the age of ten, when I became violent to those who tried to show me the real world. I lived there for eight years, until one night, a fire broke out in the building. As the structure was old, and made mostly of wood, it burned readily, and there wasn’t enough time for many to escape, including myself. The last mortal memory I possess is of me sitting in my room, laughing manically as I burnt into ash.”

“Actually, I’m not really interested in returning to the mortal world. I’m just participating in this for the fun of it.”

Theme Song:
I'm Going Slightly Mad- Queen

So begins...

Alexander Novitsky's Story