Name: Joey "Lyrebird" Lowe
Appearance: Although he may be somewhat thin, that's not to say that Joey isn't built. Underneath his clothing, his body is toned and muscular. Over the standard Deadman Wonderland jumpsuit, he wears a grey hooded jacket. He has a somewhat small pair of headphones around his neck, that he never bothers to take off when he's not using them, even for matches. Otherwise, he has shoulder-length brown hair, that seems somewhat unkempt. It's styled roughly into a parted style, though some stray strands stick out here and there. His facial features are somewhat unremarkable. He has a pointed nose, green eyes, and a narrow face.
Personality: Joey's usually rather carefree, if not a little aloof. He's not there to make friends in G-Block, that's for sure. In the ring, he usually comes off as such, if not a little cocky. However, this is far from the case. He avoids making friends because he wouldn't be able to bear them getting hurt by his hands in the ring; so he deals with this by treating everyone like it's Carnival Corpse 24-7; everyone's an enemy. Other than that, his cockiness is usually a facade. Most of his moves are carefully and coldly calculated, because he's under the impression that everyone else in G-Block has a similar outlook that he does. Due to his history, he's also reluctant to make relationships with people (including friendship) because he sees how easily he could lose them.
Character History: From a young age, Joey was exposed to music, his parents being musicians of different genres of music. On top of that, they also owned a music store in Japan, living on the upper floor of the shop. The store, unfortunately, was located near the heart of the incident that brought about the worm virus. But, as a result, he was always fond of music.
Joey was visiting a friend a few miles away, when he caught wind of the incident. Despite the fact that it would be quicker (in the long run) and safer to wait until his friend's parents would drive him back, he ran straight home to find the store leveled. His parents were crushed under the debris. After that, he wasn't the same happy-go-lucky kid. His parents' death changed him. He started cutting class, though nothing more extreme; his more serious outlook on life caused him to shy away from actions that could get him arrested, or make his life even more difficult. Other times, he kept his head down. A lot of his closer friends didn't make it out of the incident either, so he became somewhat of a recluse.
That is, until he got into a car wreck. One night, he was driving to his apartment after visiting his parent's grave site late at night once again, another vehicle came out of nowhere, and there was a head-on collision. Joey had a mild concussion, and couldn't accurately recall the events of that night, or so was his claim. His attorney, Tsunenaga Tamaki did very little to help. It was strange, how the murder charge came out of the blue as well. It seemed that the forensics team uncovered evidence of a homicide, with Tamaki being about as useful as a paper shield.
Battered, bruised, and wrongly sentenced to death, he was sent to Deadman Wonderland, where he eventually wound up in G-Block after keeping his head down for a while, and discovering his power in a brawl that occurred during a Dog Race event. Due to the nature of his Branch of Sin, it was unnoticeable to the untrained eye, but experienced eyes were on their new "Lyrebird".
Gear: Joey has gloves with small, hollow needles in the finger's tips to get the blood flowing for his Branch of Sin abilities.
Ability Name: Branch of Sin: Lyre's Strings
Effects/Description: Joey's blood solidifies into strings similar to piano wire. Durable, very thin, and slice flesh if you're not careful. They require little blood, considering their thickness. They lack stopping power and regular attack power. At long range, they can be used like whips, although their attack power is much more diminished as a result of their consistency. At mid range, the opponent of the lyrebird runs the risk of becoming entangled as the string may wrap around them. The wires are about as difficult to see as fishing line. A little easier, since they're made of blood. When visible (which is when the character is about a yard away from the string), it reflects light with a red sheen.
Ability Name: Physique
Effects/Description: Joey's weight-lifting regiment has given him some considerable strength for close-range combat.
And what would complete a musical character's sheet?
Theme song! Machine Head by Bush