Name: Mamoru Yakuma
Race of Monster: Shadow Elemental
History: Since the beginning of the Elemental races,the Shadow Elementals have always secluded themselves from other races. For some,it was because of their feeling of superiority over over races. For others, it was due to their fear of being persecuted due to myths about evil deeds the clan had committed in the past. However,the true reason that the Shade race hid themselves from others....was due to a lack of trust. The Shadow Elementals refused to trust anyone outside of their own race. To them,the only friends and family one needs are cousins,family members,and others from their own kind. Even going so far as to have arraigned marriages to keep their species self-reliant. However,despite their attempts to remain isolated from the rest of the world,both monster and human alike, nothing can stop change from occurring. With each passing century,the future generation's curiosity about the people and world around them would grow. Still,none would dare to go against the races traditions....except for a brave few.
Marcus had never been satisfied with his current place in the world. Forever hiding in the dark,watching the world move on while his people were stuck in the past. He was tired of reading about the world,he wanted to see it and experience it for himself. The other people in his village considered him to be a trouble maker,a dreamer,but most of all.....a bad influence on the other children. It had gotten so bad that they had expelled him from going to his town's school. While his family loved and supported his ideas and beliefs...they weren't willing to follow in his dream. It was around this time that the invite from Youkia Academy came in and offered him an escape from his world of black and white.....but at a cost. He would be the only Shade at his school. Sure there were other Elementals but he would be the only one of his kind. Still,his desire to see the unknown outweighed his fear of being alone. Taking one last look at his home town,Mamoru begins his long journey with all his hopes and dreams on the line.
Personality: He's always been the type with an insatiable hunger for knowledge. To always want to know why things are the way they are. Although sometimes his inquisitive nature has lead him into trouble on more than one occasion. Still,despite what kind of trouble he gets in,once he decides on something he won't stop until he completes his goal. Although...sometimes the methods he'd use aren't exactly what could be called...legal. Unlike the people from his town...or race even,Mamoru tries to give people the benefit of a doubt and causes him to be a little bit over trusting. If he had a choice Mamoru would rather be betrayed then close himself off from the world. To him,to be alone and forgotten for the rest of his life is one of the things that scares him the most. He feels the best way to save himself from that fate is to go againts the rules and restrictions that time and tradition have placed on him. Although he doesn't like getting people angry or even getting into fights,he'll only fight when it's the only way to achieve his goals or protect the things important to him.
Habits and quirks: He easily gets distracted by something new or something his never seen before. He also has a bad habit of stuttering when he gets nervous. Can usually be found with a book in his hand.
Likes: Enjoys looking at the stars at night,reading books and learning about other monster cultures,likes to try new things,and watching fireworks.
Dislikes: Hates being compared to the other people in his village,people who believe the myth and rumors about Shadow Elementals,dislike people who complain about something without trying to change it.
Power(s) and abilities:
Stronger at night
Weaker during the day
Shadow weapons are weak againts concentrated bursts/rays of light
Can't use own shadow as weapon
Can't summon weapons without any shadows
Other: The tatto on his arm is his family emblem. It less him sense other Shades in the area.