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Legion Gerasene

World-weary (but classy) former General of the Satanic forces. After an unfortunate encounter with the Son of God (Mark 5:1-17) Legion found himself dishonored, disillusioned, and without a job. What's an ex-demon to do?

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by ViceVersus

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Appearance: Legion strikes a distinguished figure; smartly dressed in a single-breasted Armani suit, filling out the lines of the cut expertly. The ex-demon takes a great deal of pride in this human disguise, considering how much time was spent tailoring the appearance of the body. After all, fingernails and toes are tricky things to master in the art of Illusion Magic.

The only thing that impervious to cloaking seem to be Legion's eyes. They will always remain demonic; burning fiercely with a garnet light. To avoid startling people while in public, Legion has taken to wearing pitch-black Oakley shades at all hours.

All of this makes the former General look like an extra from Men in Black, as Liesha Kennicot so fondly observes. Whether or not this is true (it isn't), this gentlemanly human form helps Legion not look out of place at the Broadway shows and high-class restaurants he so enjoys.

Personality: Legion is inescapably polite and well-spoken, charming and friendly to a fault. Though his grasp of English is remarkable, he still stumbles through the odd idiom or reference to pop culture.

The ex-demon's sense of humor is quite broad, and he considers himself sensitive to life's subtle ironies -- the greatest of which, he feels, is within himself. While a collected and mature individual on the outside, he is often childlike and innocent when it comes to the Earthly realm, and the reasoning of humans.

Abilities: He's given to 'saving the day' as the humans call it, simply doing what he feels is 'right.' Legion deals primarily in elemental manipulation (fire being his usual weapon of choice) but over the years, friendships with various mages and casters of different caliber have left him with bits of more .. involved magic added to his arsenal.

Before the Event, Legion thrived in chaos and bloodshed. These days, he would rather talk it out with the high-strung slayers bounding over to vanquish him. Dutifully, he explains that he is merely a demon by race and not by career. If that doesn't work, then sparks might fly.

History

"The Disciples went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. ..

.. When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

"What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!" He shouted at the top of his voice, for Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"

Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?"

"My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."

And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region." (Mark 5: 1-17)


After his troops were flung into a herd of pigs, Legion knew he would be expecting a rather nasty employee evaluation the next month. More than that, the encounter with the Son of God shattered his worldview, leaving him quite alone and in need of a priority change. The ex-demon found himself painfully contemplating the words 'violent grace.'

Now that he had been 'dressed' and put in his 'right mind', Legion began to forge his own path. He had been thrust out of the norm and past the reasoning of any normal demon. Humans were no longer just objects to be tormented, they were objects to be envied. His attempts to 'do good' after the Event were timid. Could a demon achieve salvation?

Of course not.

Still, Legion was determined to make the best of what had happened to him. In the end, he feels he is better of for it. His prestige was traded for perspective -- and strolling around the human cities enjoying their foot and their entertainment, Legion realizes that it is here -- not in the Lower Berth -- where clarity is truly clear.

Legion struck up a friendship with Liesha Kennicot in her Victim Assistance years -- and with that friendship came a few consultation jobs. Though he could not become an SCD agent by reasons of birth (not that he'd ever become one) he has remained Liesha's close confidant over the years, watching curiously and with no small confusion as she proceeded to fall in 'love' with him.

He will do what he can, and when the FInal Trumpet sounds -- Legion has a feeling that his story will draw to a close.

So begins...

Legion Gerasene's Story

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 idc. I'm still trying to chose a charrie lulz

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 Once we pick the time and place then it'll make things easier for me.

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 I like para, yes.

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 I like modern fantasy.

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 I have many characters for that.

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 ((Not sure how you got 'future' out of 'modern' lulz. I meant like normal day NYC or something, but there are paranormal things that happen, yaddayadda....etc and soforth.))

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 ((Anyone else having weirdness with the chat? Just out of curiosity.))

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 ((Alrighty. :P))

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Legion Gerasene It was another morning for the ex-demon, and he wasn't one to take them lightly. He strolled into the bar dressed in his usual single-breasted suit, smooth gait never once marred. He sat himself at the bar and gave the tender a smile.

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Legion Gerasene "The usual, if you please." He fussed with his suitcuffs.

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Legion Gerasene Ever the distinguished looking gentleman, it would take keen eyes to spot the glaring inhumanity of his disguise. Of course, then again, it could have been the burning red eyes that he could never hide. Still, Legion knew he cut quite a fine figure. When his normal steaming plate of breakfast was set before him, he fell into the food with a near indecent enthusiasm.

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Legion Gerasene Food was something that he had never really enjoyed before his Falling. The finer things that the humans enjoyed--their music, their dance, their theater, were all delicacies to him. Last night Legion had amused himself in New York City at the Lunt-Fontanne, watching a Broadway performance. The singing and the acting and the general splendor was all so exciting to him.

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Legion Gerasene Today was a new day, and with it would probably bring a few new things. 1) A demon hunter trying to kill him, not knowing that he was out of a job. 2) Maybe some good food. No--definitely some real food. 3) Some sort of ironic twist that usually came with being an ex-demon. Legion smiled and finished off his eggs.

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Legion Gerasene He set his fork down and looked around the bar. There were few patrons already at this hour, ,but that didn't matter. This place always seemed to attract the more interesting types, no matter what.

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Legion Gerasene was content to be alone with his breakfast, for now. He would seek company later should it chose to find him.

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Legion Gerasene strolled into the bar from upstairs. He cut a distinguished figure in his well-tailored suit and his smooth stride. Legion Gerasene seemed almost completely human--except for his eyes. They were a bright garnet, and yet flashed with no malice. Fussing with his suit-cuffs, the ex-demon sat down at the bar.

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Legion Gerasene "BB, nice to see you." Legion smiled, "May I have my usual?"

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Legion Gerasene Scotch on the rocks. Smooth and simple. The ex-demon took a long and well deserved sip, leaning back against the counter. He took a look at the patrons in the bar on this night. No one seemed to stand out in particular. No one staring back at him, wanting to kill him.

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Legion Gerasene set his glass back down on the bar with a thump.

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Legion Gerasene At least...not yet.

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Legion Gerasene settled back into finishing his Scotch. He set the empty glass on the counter and sighed.

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Legion Gerasene chuckled, "You know your patrons well."

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Legion Gerasene fussed with his suit cuffs again, and took a first sip.

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Legion Gerasene "Yes. Robots are usually fairly forthcoming about being robots." Legion remarked

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Legion Gerasene "No one ever dared insinuate your level of intelligence." Legion said delicately, "But you made a remark about robots, and the clock is rather obviously one."