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Julian Syms

"I'm not looking for approval, I'm looking for respect."

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a character in “Titans of Alke: Blood and Steel”, as played by fading-into-eternity

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"My name gives you an impression before you even meet me. That's unfair, isn't it now?"
The Man Who Sold the World | Budapest| All I Want| A Howling Wilderness




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{N A M E}
Julian Andreus Syms

{N I C K N A M E S}
Jules // Syms

{A G E}
Eighteen

{G E N D E R}
Male

{R O L E}
Orion Engineer

{S E X U A L I T Y}
Bisexual



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"Looks aren't everything, if you can't fight, you're nothing."




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{H E I G H T}
179 centimeters // 5 feet 11 inches

{W E I G H T}
54 kilograms // 119 pounds

{E Y E C O L O R}
Light Brown

{H A I R C O L O R}
Brown

{A P P E A R A N C E}
Everyday Oufits X X X
He has several scars on his hands from working with machines and a tattoo of a small phoenix on his left wrist but those are the only visible blemishes on his otherwise clear skin. He has light brown, almost green eyes, and a shaggy head of brown hair that he is always pushing out of his face. His shirts are usually just slightly wrinkled.




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"It's a guard to ward off bad vibes."




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{P E R S O N A L I T Y}
As much as he would like to deny it, Julian is kind, helpful, and shy. He acts differently at first however, usually coming off as a sort of troublemaker or "bad-boy." This is really only because he's afraid to get too friendly with others, often feeling like they may betray him or hate him for who he is. Because of his ignored and rich childhood, Julian was often though to be selfish and uptight, which he never really was. He has an intense focus when he is working on Titans or in the battlefield, which is unexpected since he seems so careless and uncaring at first glance. His overall demeanor is cold, while his friends see him as one of the nicest people they have ever met. Selfless and driven, Jules wants to change the world one day. This shows in his work and charismatic personal personality. If you've gotten past the cold front, you are lucky and precious to him. He protects his loved ones and most others at all costs, often hurting himself in the process.




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"My strength is only fully used when I have a Titan by my side or under my hands."




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{T I T A N}
Ingwe - meaning 'tiger' or 'leopard' in Zulu, Ingwe is Julian's Titan which is made of a lightweight but strong grey metal, and has orange highlights to identify it. It carries a rail cannon assault rifle duo and is good for sneak ground attacks.

{A L T E R N A T E F O R M}
Panthera Pardus - Or just called Panthera, Ingwe transforms into a speedy, stealthy sidekick for Jules, and Panthera follows him everywhere and is well behaved, unless provoked.

{T I T A N A B I L I T I E S}
- Rail Cannon - a high accuracy strong-as-hell plasma sort of shooter, that recharges once fired and is limited when moving, which is why Jules connected it to a plasma rifle.

- Plasma Rifle - this plasma rifle is like a smaller and more manageable Rail Cannon, used more for hand to hand or closer battles.

- Retractable EXO Blade - made out of the sharpest metal, this blade is retractable from the left arm and can be used for close kills and retracts safely and concisely when not in use.

{S K I L L S}
- Speed - Both his Titan and himself are natural runners, his father trained him in track.

- Accuracy - a natural sharpshooter, better from far away because of his farsightedness and refusal to wear glasses.

- Handiness - Jules is an engineer, he's always been good at fixing, tinkering, and making machines. his training is a plus because he can now work in wartime conditions.

- Focus - always count on Jules to know exactly what he and everyone else is doing in a fight, and sometimes even out of one. he know whats going on because he's so focused.

{W E A P O N S}
- Plasma Rifle - Jules mmodified a Plasma Rifle to have a smaller recoil and still be a strong weapon. He shrank it to human sizes and wears it at his hip.

- Electrified BC-41 - a knife that Jules modified to electrify, he wears one up his left sleeve.




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"I'm me, and that's all that matters. No one can push me to do things I don't want anymore."




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{L I K E S}
- machines - jazz music - running - working - learning - graph paper - pencils - metal - Panthera - Titans - friends - black coffee - early mornings - oil smell -

{D I S L I K E S}
- parties - presenting - selfishness - snow - paranoia - his family - the Swarm - dust - cold coffee - bland food - wealthy aristocrats - fear - slow walkers -

{H O P E S / D R E A M S}
- He hopes to make a name for himself outside of his already famous last name -
- Pass the academy and become a true, successful engineer -
- Save lives & help people with his work, change the world, make it safer -

{F E A R S}

- rejection - betrayal - losing- not achieving his goals - being prevented from moving forward - becoming paralyzed - not escaping his name - failing - causing someone else's death -



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"I'm not who I once was, so what? This is who I am now."




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{H I S T O R Y}
Born into the wealthy Syms family, who earned their fortune generations ago in the Titan inventing and releasing industry, Julian was spoiled but ignored as a child. He was the youngest child, with one older brother and one older sister, both of whom were spoiled and obnoxious. The family didn't have to work because of their wealth, and rarely helped in the fight other that manufacturing parts for Titans. No one in Julian's immediate family had ever even come remotely close to operating let alone toughing a real Titan. The only good thing about his childhood was that his father taught him how to run when he wasn't drunk and beating Jules. The abuse made him shy and uncomfortable around others, which is why he puts up a tough exterior shell.

When he was 14 he ran away to learn how to fight and enhance his already self-taught engineering skills. He escaped his family, but they caught up with him and monitor his school performance, only allowing him to stay if he has high class marks & spreads a positive view of their family. Having never really been allowed out, life was difficult on his own at first, but jules caught on surprisingly quickly in life skills and in combat & school. It's too late to change his name now, but he still tries to avoid any association with his family because he doesn't approve of their labor uses, unwillingness to work or fight, and his father's abusive nature. He wants to put his family name in the past and make his own name by helping as many people as he can, he just needs to get used to people first.




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So begins...

Julian Syms's Story

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The sound of metal violently clashing against each other echoed across a largely empty training room by father sparring against son, Headmaster Luther against his son Axel at dawn's first light. Their sparring was quite common, in fact it was quite regular, every two weeks on the dot. Well as long as duty didn't get in the way. Luther would say that these matches are to keep Axel sharp and on his toes, but in reality it is to make sure his skill isn't dull, after all his job is mostly paperwork anymore.

"You're getting better. You might beat me one of these days." Luther commented as his sword clashed with the blade of his son's arm. "Screw that! I'm beating you today!" Axel growled as he hopped backwards to better assess the situation. He leaped forward and began slashing at his father. Luther dodged, and blocking his attacks with his sword. When Axel next lunged forward Luther used his blade to redirect Axel, with the two metals scraping violently across each other. Axel fell forward, and Luther gave a swift blow to his back from his fist.

Axel stumbled forward, and fell to his knees. "You're holding back. I told you to knock that crap off!" Axel growled as he got back up, and faced his father. "Fine. No holding back." Luther stated in his usual cold demeanor. Luther rushed forward, and began slashing at Axel extremely quickly, almost too fast to track his movements. Despite his age he still moves like a man in the prime of his life. Axel used his arm to block his attacks, with each blow forcing him to take a step back.

"You're getting faster. But still sloppy, and predictable. Have you already forgotten everything I taught you?" Luther commented. "Perhaps that young lady from Talos Squad would hold better challenge?" Luther asked, knowing this would anger Axel. And Axel didn't disappoint. "I'll show you who's predictable!" He snarled. When his father went in for the next attack Axel let it slide across his arm, and bring Luther in closer to him. Once he was closer Axel brought up a powerful blow to his ribs from his left, cybernetic knee. This caused Luther to grab his side in pain, which gave Axel opportunity to give him a swift punch from his left hand to his face.

This forced Luther to stumble back. He rubbed his chin, and spat out some blood from a busted lip. "Well done. I'm glad my lessons didn't go unheard." Luther stated. "What? You givin up already?" Axel asked in a huff, with sweat dripping from his face. Luther only chuckled in response. While usually Luther must keep up a appearance of a intimidating warrior, it is nice to let his hair down, and actually smile once in awhile. Axel lunged forward toward his father at full speed, with his cybernetic arm pulled back, ready to strike.

When Axel became within arm's reach, he began extending his arm for an attack. Luther bent down, and used his sword to push Axel's arm off track, and above him. Luther grabbed Axel's sleeveless black shirt, and threw him over his head. As Axel fell to the ground things seemed to move in slow motion as Luther lifted up his right leg, and gave Axel a powerful kick to his chest as he was upside down in the air. Axel fell several feet from Luther on his back. The match was over, and as always Luther stood victorious.

Axel rolled over, and stood up on one knee. He slammed his cybernetic fist into the ground in frustration, leaving a large crack in the floor. "You did well, if your anger didn't get the better of you, you may have won." Luther said as he extended his hand to help him up. Axel brushed him off, and got up himself. "Whatever." Axel groaned as he went to several towels, his coat, and some different devices.

Axel took off his shirt, and wiped the sweat off his body with a towel. He grabbed one of the devices, and held it over various scratches on his body. A small beam shot out of the device, and began closing his wounds. Luther did the same. "Don't forget, today your squad, and Talos will be getting missions." Luther reminded him. "I swear if this is another dam building mission, I'm going to smack that mustache off your face!" Axel growled. "Don't worry, this'll be a real mission. You've got time before the briefing. Make sure Talos knows to meet in the war room when the time comes." Luther ordered. "Yeah, yeah." Axel replied.

Axel threw his shirt, and coat over his shoulder, and left the training room. He walked the halls of Atlas Academy, heading towards his teams designated dorm. Each squad has their own dorm. Dorm is the official term, as they are more like apartments, with a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms, as well as one full bath. The squads are split up into the different rooms, one for the males of the team, and one for the females.

Axel found the door marked Orion, and entered a code on the keypad to open the door. He walked in, and grabbed a purple, spiked fruit sitting in a bowl on the table. He plopped himself on the couch, and split the fruit in half with the blade in his arm. He took a big bite out of one half of the fruit, with green juices flowing down the corner of his mouth. He laid down his shirt, and coat on the couch.

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Julian groaned tiredly and sat back in his desk chair, throwing his tools on the desk in front of him. He had been up since around five, tinkering with the damned Advanced Targeting Optics he had been working on for weeks. Something in the wires was malfunctioning, but since there were around three-hundred wires, he had a hard time finding what was actually wrong. He needed to get these optics into the team's Titans so that they could have better sight-lines and vision in general, but it was frustrating that it was taking so long. Besides, after this he had to make three more, since he had luckily completed most of the ATOs already, but the enhancements for this particular device were taking him nearly twice as long as the rest.

He stretched his stiff body, grunting as his back cracked, and then picked up his coffee cup, halfheartedly taking a sip. Jules almost immediately choked, he hadn't realized that while he had been working his coffee had turned grossly lukewarm and was now cold and undrinkable. He looked around at his room for a moment, as if suddenly realizing how messy and dark it was. He wiped his hand on his forehead, unknowingly leaving a dark grease mark there as he stood, knees cracking from the little to no movement that he had gotten that day except for to grab coffee way too early in the morning.

Julian stepped a few feet towards his window and opened the blinds, squinting painfully as bright light flooded the room. "Holy-" he winced and turned away, letting his eyes adjust and focus on the mess that was his room. He scrunched up his nose sullenly, Julian hated messy things. With another quick stretch he began throwing away trash and putting his clothes either into his wash pile or back in his small closet. He needed a vacuum. And a new coffee.

First he had to reorganize his desk, otherwise it would seriously stress him out. He sat down again and put his tools back into their drawers and other supplies into their respective shelves. He didn't keep too many supplies in his room, just enough to work on one or two small projects, most of his tools and larger products were kept in his engineering work-space that he shared with the Talos engineer. Since they were on the two best teams in the Academy, they got a state of the art lab and large space to work, but only slightly better than the other team's spaces. Besides, Julian often invited other engineers to use the space for collaboration and independent work, so there were rarely times when only one person was in the room. It didn't feel exclusive, and Jules liked working with others for building and new ideas.

When he was satisfied with the state of his desk, Julian decided that it was time to throw out the rest of his trash and grab a new cup of coffee. He threw his trash bag over his shoulder and carried his coffee cup before leaving his room and walking down the dorm hallway, dropping the bag down the trash chute for the dorm.

With a yawn he continued into the kitchen, deciding that he should finish his homework before bed tonight instead of stressing out about in until the next day. He dumped out the old pot of disgustingly cold coffee and made fresh new one, leaving it black like he always did and keeping the rest in the pot in case anyone else was looking for a cup. Jules then took a blueberry supplement since he hadn't had a meal that day and needed some nutrients and energy. He often skipped meals but lately it was getting rather out of hand. He decided that eating more was a priority.

He made his way out into the living room to see what was going on since he hadn't exited his room all day. Human interaction was good for his brain stimulation, and he often thought of solutions and new ideas when talking to people, so he keeps a small notebook and writing implement on him at all times just in case. Grease still unnoticed on his forehead, Julian immediately saw Axel splayed out coat-less and shirtless on the couch with fruit in hand looking unhappy.

"Why are you so chipper?" Jules said sarcastically with his eyebrow raised. He wondered what was making the Orion leader seem so down and out. With a worried look he then sat down on one of the chairs near the couch. "Seriously though, everything cool?"

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Morning person was not generally a term used to describe Lili Saville. She liked to stay up late and wake up late. After noon if she could have things her way. But of course, as a Titan pilot she was expected to be up early to train or eat breakfast or some such nonsense. Lili always had the best of intentions when she went to bed; she set her alarm for a semi-reasonable time - which is to say earlier than she wanted to wake up, but later than Axel or the others woke up - and tried to go to bed earlier than she wanted to so she would wake up the first time it went off. Inevitably, though, she always ended up hitting the snooze button over and over and over again.

Today was one such day.

An hour later than Lili had originally set her alarm for, she was sprawled out on her back, mouth open and drooling as she enjoyed the sweet ten minutes of sleep in between her snooze periods. The clock, which she had thrown on the floor after the last round of buzzing, went off again, scaring Lili so much that she fell off her bed alongside the shrieking technology. Now thoroughly awake and irritated, she slammed her hand down on the off button and stood up, tossing the clock back on her bed.

It wasn't the best way to wake up, but sadly it was an all too common occurence. She pulled on her trademark booty shorts and bra, tossing a tank top over it for now and pulled her hair into a ponytail for the day. At least it only took her a few minutes to get ready in the morning. Still, though, she was up far later than her captain and probably some of the others as well. Lili made sure to brush her teeth and double check her appearance in the mirror before she headed out of her dorm. As long as she didn't look completely homeless, she usually deemed herself acceptable.

Lili exited her room into the main living area for breakfast, unsurprised to see both Axel and Julian already there. "Morning," she greeted with a yawn as she approached the table set with fruit. She grabbed an apple at random and munched down on it before heading to the fridge and rifling through it. "You're both up early."

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It had been a killer morning for Carter, he had gotten up stupid early because an alert went off from his transmitter attached to S.T.A.N, although as it turned out it was just a drill. Grumbling Carter punched S.T.A.N's left foot, recoiling from that pain and shaking his now bloodied knuckles he stormed back to the Orion section. Inside was his Captain, sprawled out looking upset, Jules being sarcastic, and Lili waking up late per the norm. As it seemed by the time he had gotten all the way back here it was already later in the morning. Carter groaned internally as he let it sink in that he missed out on making sweet love to the mistress called "Sleep." Needless to say he was in rare form today, gauging the room, Axel was pissed, Jules as usual was unreadable and Lili was being Lili.

"Hail the conquering Captain! Did you finally beat your old man? Should I bust out the bubbly? Or did you lose again? Funeral colors? How bad? Oh also, Lili, looking good sweetcheeks, you sleep in again? Oh yeah, and Jules smile for me will ya'? I love it when you smile."
With that Carter winked, grabbing a fruit from the bowl and peeling it before eating it. Sitting down by the topless Captain. Swallowing he spoke again.

"Or maybe did you and Lili finally get it on last night and you wrapped it up too early? Or is that a bit too far fetched?"

That remark he said for Lili's benefit, he knew she had a thing for the small blonde. He loved playing with his teammates, making them laugh or just stirring the soup a bit. Besides Axel gets hilarious when he gets pissed.

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Lili was seated and had just taken a bite of her apple when Carter walked in spreading his Carter-ness all over the room. She threw her half eaten apple at his head at the comment that she and Axel had finally gotten together. Obviously she wasn't going to admit that she wished that was the case. Not out loud anyway. Her crush might be obvious to everyone, but she was going to keep it a secret from Axel for as long as humanly possible.

"Get your mind out of the gutter, Carter," she informed him. Lili hadn't really thought her actions through though; now she didn't have anything to eat. She stood up and brushed by her teammate on her way back to the table with fruit. She grabbed a banana this time, peeling it and taking a bite as she leaned back against the table to listen to her captain tell the story of what happened at sparring practice with his father.

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Axel glared daggers at Carter, especially after calling Lili sweetcheeks. He was tempted to reach over, and smack the guy with his robot arm. As Carter sat down next to him, Axel got up, and grabbed his sleeveless shirt. When Carter mentioned something about him, and Lili getting it on his cheeks turned red. "Shut it Carter or else I'm slapping that stupid goatee off your face!" He growled as he pulled his shirt over his head. "If you guy's must know I didn't beat him. I was so close too, but I got sloppy, and over confident." He explained as he finished putting on his shirt.

"Lord Mustache made sure to remind me that we've got a mission today. Evidently it's a real mission, and not that patter crap we've been getting. Might get to see some real action!" He said with some excitement. "I'm supposed to make sure Talos knows." He said as he grabbed his coat, and threw it on. He went over to a row of lockers that is for his teams weapons, and entered a code on a holographic key pad to open up his. He grabbed his pistol. and attached his holster to his hip. "And now I have to deal with the Russian." He sighed as he peered down the sights of his pistol. He did a show-off cowboy-style spin of the gun before holstering it.

"I'll be back. Make sure you guy's get your breakfast ate, and all that good stuff." He ordered as he started out towards the door. "And eat something other then fruit. I think we've got some meat in the fridge. You need some meat on your bones!" He said as he playfully messed with Lili's hair before leaving. He's not quite sure how he's supposed to deal with his feelings for her. He values his friendship with her above all else, but he'd be lying if he said he's never thought about her in ways other then his best friend. But he's always been worried about messing things up, and ruining his friendship with her.

He walked the halls of the academy looking for the Talos team. If he didn't find them out in the halls he'd just go straight to their room. But it was his lucky day, and he found three of them. "Hey Mak!" He greeted. "Headmaster Mustache wanted me to make sure you guys remember the missions today. Hate for you guys to get showed up by us without even trying."

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Jules nodded his head at Lili as she entered the room tiredly and snorted as she commented on their earliness. Carter swaggered in, looking tired as well but still mischievous. Jules tuned the man out, thinking about his project's problems, until he heard his name.

"Oh yeah, and Jules smile for me will ya'? I love it when you smile."

Julian rarely fully smiled, but Carter always knew how to make him laugh. At this moment he gave a sort of half smile, which was still an accomplishment for Carter.

"It's because I'm so beautiful isn't it," he chuckled softly and took a sip of his coffee contentedly. This was the kind of thing he loved, listening to the other's banter and feeling safe and happy.

As Carter made a comment about the state of Lili and Axel's relationship Jules looked on in amusement. Everyone knew that the two had a thing for each other, but we're too nervous to figure out that they both liked each other. Jules thought about his love interest for a moment but then shook it off. Why did all the people he liked have to be straight? He shook his head and tuned back into the conversation again, because Axel seed to be saying something important. He had his serious face on.

"Lord Mustache made sure to remind me that we've got a mission today. Evidently it's a real mission, and not that patter crap we've been getting. Might get to see some real action!" He said with some excitement. "I'm supposed to make sure Talos knows."

Jules perked up at this, a real mission with Talos was exciting, he just had to figure out the ATOs on time. With that, Axel left, commenting on how they should eat more, but Jules went and sat down on the couch instead, content with his coffee and supplement. He wondered what the mission was, hopefully not too dangerous, because then it would be a good opportunity to test out some new add-ons and equipment.

"I suppose we should all shower or put on presentable clothes at least," he said to the two still left in the room, old habits of presentation kicking in. This briefing seemed like something that they should halfway try and look nice for, especially if they wanted to outshine Talos, which Jules didn't particularly care about, but he knew the others did.