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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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Legion Gerasene "Hmm..." Legion contemplated the question, leaning back in his seat and giving it some real thought, "Because it is a rare thing to be conversing with someone, and have their very own posted within eyesight. If you will allow me to mention it."

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Legion Gerasene "I come from Below and Beyond," The ex-demon answered truthfully and swiftly, with the sort of conviction that comes only from a polished life of hardship, "I was once a powerful General in the army of My Father Below, and then I came into my own mishaps. Now, I sit before you humbled, changed, and a very jobless demon."

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Legion Gerasene "No. I serve no one." Legion replied, finishing off his scotch, "But I have embarked on that treacherous road to redemption, should it have me."

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Legion Gerasene "Justice is a powerful force, often disregarding the very laws that spun it into existence!" Legion noted, "Redemption is easier for you, dear one. You are human. Can one such as I enter the Fair Realm?" He shrugged very well-clad shoulders, "That is a question fit for debate. One could argue that my kind have already made their choice."

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Legion Gerasene paused, "But I do not wish to bore you. My Father is not your father, you have said. The truth is, neither of them will have me."

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Legion Gerasene chuckled, "And I know that reality, Tahira Ali. My former brothers swarm after me: Some to bring me back into their fold, some to smite me out completely. A fire does not die easily, though. Grind out a flame and it will send sparks to start the blaze anew." The ex-demon turned garnet eyes to the woman before him, "You seek not the forgiveness of your kind, nor the redemption of a Father? Then what do you strive for, Tahira Ali? What is your goal?"

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Legion Gerasene "And I, myself, have brought this conversation to it's weighty end." The ex-demon replied, "So for that we beg the forgiveness of each other, an ironic stride given the topic of our discussion."

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Legion Gerasene tilted his head to the side, "I cannot rightly answer that, Tahira Ali. I feel that either in part or in whole, we are alike."

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Legion Gerasene "Hmm." Legion looked down at his human hands, "I am a demon inside in a human shell. At what point does the human have to say the same?"

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Legion Gerasene "Then I am something far removed." Legion mused, "I created my own soul in a reaching attempt at humanity. And you are right, Tahira Ali. I believe this is why I spoke to you. You speak in a way that is more aware than most other humans I have met."

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Legion Gerasene was quiet, "I have said this thrice, I think, in our conversation, but I understand what you say, Tahira Ali. The Son of God found me on that lonely hill across the Sea. I was young and i was foolish. I was comfortable in my position of power, and I was cast out into the pigs like any other demon. And as you said--I think I am better now." The ex-demon nodded, "Yes. I can say that I am better now alone and hunted than Favored, and blind."

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Legion Gerasene "We yearn for what we cannot have, and we think that it will only give us the strength to carry on..." Legion said idly, "But the wind at our backs comes from the race itself, not from crossing that finish line."

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Legion Gerasene "I will look for you, Tahira Ali." Legion rose to his feet, inclining his head polite, "At the end of times. I will look for you, I will find you, and we will compare stories of pain, loss, victory, defeat, love, drama, and death. Though, I am sure, not in that order."

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Legion Gerasene smiled.

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Legion Gerasene came in from the out of doors, boasting the manner of one who had long been running from himself. The ex-demon's normally smooth stride was marred with a very painful limp. His trousers (normally a fetching addition to his well-cut figure) were torn and bloody. Boasting a human form at the moment, he could not simply shift back to demon form and heal himself.

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Legion Gerasene "A scotch on rocks, if you please." Ever the gentleman, even when wounded, Legion did not forget his manners.

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Legion Gerasene The wound was a magically inflicted one and was best attended to with care. The ex-demon set his scotch down on the bar and bent to examine it closer. It was a high-level severing hex, blocked with the stagnant-form of the Euclian shield charm. Legion's mind swam. He could not come up with the appropriate mending spell.

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Legion Gerasene The pain, though, had gone. As his first conscious act after the attack, Legion had negated the searing, screaming pain. It was far less distracting to heal himself when he was not the one wildly flailing, but as his vision threatened to leave, Legion knew he needed some form of help.