NAME: Orion ALIASES: None FORMER ALIASES: Private of the Saiyan Defence Force & Lieutenant - 1st Assault Company of the The Raging Ōzarus Mercenary Company SPECIES: Pureblood Saiyan AGE: 29 GENDER: Male STARTING PLANET: Earth
Standing at approximately 200cms and weighing around 100kgs, the towering man is an intimidating mass of muscle thanks to a mixture of his Saiyan heritage and his warrior-centric lifestyle. Clean shaven he has the dark eyes, fair skin and typical spiked black hair of his race. However his hair is unusually long reaching down back over his thighs and he also has a significant v-shaped widow’s peak hairline. Like the rest of his people his hair has been the exact same since he was a child. Much more typically he has a monkey-like tail covered in coarse brown fur.
In terms of clothing Orion tends to wear Saiyan Battle Armour as a member of Planet Vegeta’s standing defence force before its fall. His armour of choice is black and brown in colour leaving both his arms and legs bare. He also frequently wears a Scouter to help with detecting power levels. The only accessories Orion tends to wear with this outfit are a set of red bands, one around his left arm and the other around his left leg which belonged to his Grandfather.
On the surface Orion appears like a typical Saiyan, he is a battle hungry warrior who is obsessed with fighting. He exudes a sense of such strong confidence that he appears arrogantly sure of himself at most times. However, like many Saiyans, he both fears those with a greater Power Level while also yearning to test himself in battle against their strength. He glorifies the Saiyan Empire of old and is vocal about the reformation into the current as the reason why his people are so weak.
However beneath the surface he is a far more complex man than he would lead others to believe. Firstly he is filled with an almost overwhelming amount of self-hatred and bitterness due to his low class status. Every time his strength is found to be insufficient he falls into a depression which he tries to hide from others and often leads to himself injuring himself through overly extreme training. Bred from this disgust at his own status amongst his people he has grown to despise the Elite High Class Saiyan Warriors, especially those born into the Great Aristocratic Families.
Something that Orion doesn’t admit even to himself however is that a life of weakness has given him certain tools he would not have developed otherwise. Firstly he is very tactically minded and is willing to use “dishonourable” tactics so long as it leads to victory preferring to fight strategically. Secondly he is more than willing to swallow his pride if he must to survive although this tends to increase the disgust he feels about his lack of strength. However this pragmatism has also lead him to being capable of far greater diplomatic prowess than he might have otherwise been capable of. He is also a very technical martial artist due to lacking the natural prowess to just power through his opponents.
Despite his apparent loyalty to the traditional Saiyan way of life Orion can be rather hypocritical. For one thing he has little respect for those born with high Power Levels as he himself has had to train hard for what meagre strength he has gathered. Another is his love towards his mate Yarrou, in days of old mating was not for love but rather to produce offspring but Orion has little interest in children and simply enjoys his life with the woman although he’d never admit it out loud.
Another fun fact about Orion! Despite his reluctance to listen to his academic parents while growing up it seems some of his father’s lessons managed to rub off on him and he’s a half-decent battlefield engineer being capable of fixing devices he’s familiar with such as scouters!
Perhaps somewhat interestingly unlike his wife he has no thoughts of revenge against the Arcosians for the destruction they wrought upon Planet Vegeta. In his mind whoever died during the invasion deserved what they got for being weak (and that definitely has nothing to do with the fact that he’s aware his parents escaped unharmed). Instead he’s interested to see what counter attack the new King has in store and what glorious battle might follow.
Childhood:Everything will be wonderful someday
Orion was born to an Engineer and a Botanist on Planet Vegeta. Although he cared for both his parents it was his Grandfather, a Captain the Saiyan Defence Force that he grew close to. His father and mother both disapproved of the old ways and fully supported the modern view of the Kingdom, in fact they pressed for even further societal movement away from the warrior like traditions of their people. They also tried to pressure their son into becoming an academic like they themselves were; due to this Orion spent the majority of his youth at his Grandfather's. It was the old man who trained him in Martial Arts and Ki Manipulation while also regaling the boy with stories of their people’s past. The Elderly Warrior yearned for the days when the Saiyans marched across the stars, glorifying in conquest. In fact it was his radical views that had stalled his career decades earlier so that he could no longer climb the ranks.
Soon Orion too would wish that he lived in those days of old when the Saiyans had been feared across the Galaxy. However these dreams only led to bitterness for many reasons. Firstly his parents constantly tried to force him down their plan for his life; they did all they could to stall his training and his time with his Grandfather. The worst reason however would be the second one for no matter how hard he trained it wouldn’t change things, according to his Grandfather. Where his Grandfather had been classified as an Elite Warrior from birth due to his high Power Level and the same was true even for his peace obsessed father, for Orion this was not the case. Orion instead had been born with a pathetically low Power Level and as such was relegated to the Low Class category.
The Academy: Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
At a young age Orion was able to apply to the academy to learn how to fight in preparation for one day becoming a soldier like his Grandfather despite his parents’ wishes. He had spent his childhood dreaming of this moment and of finally becoming a warrior. However his time at the academy would not be a happy one. Many Elites attending the military institute from the Great Houses who still revered the old ways, much like his Grandfather and like the Captain, felt that lesser beings such as Orion were wasting their time.
Orion often found himself pitted against the naturally more powerful Elite Saiyans from the Elite Families. More often than not he was defeated and left humiliated in a puddle of his own blood.
During his time at the Academy one might think the young man would abandon his dreams. Instead, if anything, Orion became even more obsessed with old stories about the days when Saiyans set worlds ablaze and crushed their rivals with ease. Orion came to strongly believe that the former Empire’s reformations which led to the current more peaceful Kingdom where a mistake and one that all Saiyans would someday pay for. It was a view that led to him making few friends for even though many still quietly spoke of the days of conquest it was not smart to speak of such things aloud. At night the boy dreamt of leading warriors on unknown planets and conquering in the name of their King.
During his studies Orion focused on martial arts and Ki Control to help match the brute force fighting styles of the Elite children whilst also studying military tactics so that he could be an officer one day like his Grandfather.
Graduation: Nothing changes but the faces, the names, and the trends!
Graduating from the Academy Orion was made a Private in the Saiyan Defense Force but in modern times there was little for Planet Vegeta’s Military to actually do. For all the talk of the Elite and Low Class divisions amongst his people there seemed little actual need for power except for recreational fighting. Discrimination still seemed rife within their society against Low-Class Warriors.
When not on patrol or training Orion frequently visited his family and although he expressed contempt towards their peaceful lifestyle Orion seemed to spend an unusual amount of time checking up on people he supposedly disdained. When no one was looking he would also spent time relaxing in his mother’s garden taking quiet pleasure in the beauty of the well maintained flowerbeds.
Young Adult: We're soldiers of fortune
Orion could not have been more bored of his life but he was content to simply stay on Vegeta and try to find a way to increase his strength. However one day that all changed when he received news that his wondrous Grandfather was killed. It turned out he’d challenged one of the High Ranking SDF Officers to a duel and had died although such things usually did not end in a fatality. Orion would later discover the Old Man had secretly been quite ill and it became obvious that he’d simply been seeking a way to conclude his life that didn’t consist of wasting away in a medical facility.
Soon after the funeral he made contact with a few names he got of Veteran soldiers within the military. One of these men he met was a Saiyan Mercenary by the name of Daiko. The man was a Unit Commander in the Mercenary Company “The Raging Ōzarus”. Daiko took the young Saiyan aboard with a grin. Orion was 22 years old at the time.
Looking back on it Orion would happily state that joining this Fighting Force was the best decision of his life. Despite the name the Mercenary Company actually consisted of many races although many of the Veterans were Saiyans as was the majority of the leadership. Orion was assigned to the 1st Assault Company, known as Beta Squad, although he was told it had nothing to do with his strength but rather it was where they tried to put all of his race for tactical reasons. Regardless he was happy for this prestigious position.
Adult:We all wanna be somebody!
At first Orion was content. He was surrounded by warriors, people who respected strength and the missions they were assigned where often fierce and bloody. The man loved every second of it. He loved the camaraderie of fellow fighters, he loved the planetary assaults that could easily lead to death if they made even a slight mistake.
However along the way Orion was haunted by a single curse. His Low Class Warrior Status. He was not the only one, the majority of the Saiyans in the Company came from Low Class Families but they had overcome this weakness and gained strength. The problem for Orion was that he didn’t seem to grow. No matter how much training he went through, no matter how many battles he fought, the Scouters would confirm his continued weakness. This also made life less pleasant within the Saiyan Assault Squad. They were all like Orion in that they venerated the old way of thinking, strength was the single most important thing and due to his place as the weakest amongst them Orion was often mocked by the others.
The answer to his worries would finally come in the form of a near fatal wound he sustained during a war between rival Arcosian Warlords who had hired The Raging Ōzarus. After the battle was over and he healed up someone noted his Power Level had increased, with a laugh they joked that Orion should thank his lucky stars that he was a Saiyan because without Zenkai he’d never get stronger.
This gave him an idea.
From that day onwards Orion was always on the front lines and would charge heedlessly towards danger. He would be lax in defending himself so that he would get wounded. Again and again he found himself in the medical pods but each time he came out stronger. Soon his Power Level finally reached over 1,000. The other Saiyans laughed finding his suicidal behaviour amusing and the Captain even applauded him over this very “Saiyan” way of thinking.
Adult:Ain't Love A Kick In The Head?
Finally during his 25th year he suffered a wound worse than he’d ever taken before. He was stuck in a Medical Machine for weeks. When he was finally released he was still not healed and was forced into bed rest barely able to retain consciousness for long stretches at a time.
During one of rest periods he awoke to find one of the other Saiyan Mercenaries sitting with him. She was a woman called Yarrou and one of his juniors. She had been around the Squad for as long as he had, possibly much younger although she was a few years his junior. He didn’t know much about her to be honest and wasn’t even certain if she was from Planet Vegeta or had been born off world like some of the Mercenaries had. They had also trained together frequently and being of a similar Power Level they had frequently fought side by side on many alien worlds but he didn’t know much about her beyond that. Giving the woman a brusque reply that everything was bad. He wasn’t sure what he expected but it certainly wasn’t for her to smile before driving her boot into his side. Suddenly she was yelling at him for being an utter fool. She didn’t care how the others joked about his behaviour, she thought his suicidal act was the height of stupidity. She threatened that if he didn’t stop it then she’d make sure he didn’t wake up from his next injury.
Then she left.
Soon after that Orion began spending more time with Yarrou. They trained together, they fought closely alongside one another becoming one of the best teams in the Company and eventually, at some point, they found themselves sleeping together. In a relatively short period of time Orion realised he was in love, it wasn’t something that happened all at once but rather over the course of months. Eventually the two recognised one another officially as each other’s mates.
Orion was 27 years old.
Adult:Meet me on the battlefield
For the next few years Orion spent most of his time, when not on the battlefield, with his mate. Since coming together they had found they shared some of the same interests and differed from many of the Saiyans they fought alongside in that the pair trained in formal Martial Arts to improve their fighting prowess rather than relying on sheer physical power. Yarrou would often be a voice of reason for Orion and served to pull him back from the brink of despair when he became obsessed with the difference of his Low Class Status compared to some of the powerful Elites he fought alongside. Of course the man had no idea that his mate had been categorized as one of those Elites during the classification that all Saiyans undertook soon after birth.
It was Yarrou that changed Orion’s approach to gaining strength. Rather than his pathetic solo training which had yielded no results or his suicidal abuse of Zenkai that would eventually get him killed when his luck finally ran out. The pair began training with one another, pushing each other further and further. The couple would also team up to spar with the more powerful members of their squad, especially Commander Daiko who found their enthusiasm a nice change to how many of his soldiers simply lazed about during their down time.
It was perhaps because of his mate’s calming influence that Orion began to look beyond immediate strength when it came to their missions. He would begin to finally apply the lessons that he had studied at the Academy, especially in Strategic Theory, and by the time he was 28 years old Orion had become Daiko’s right hand man within the Assault Unit. The man also began to compensate for his weakness by being somewhat diplomatic when the need arose as he managed to put his pride aside if he had to. Despite his position however he was still frequently mocked and treated poorly by the stronger Saiyans in the Company.
Despite his relative weakness Orion no longer held the spot as the weakest Saiyan within the Squad and he held prestige far beyond his power would indicate thanks to his sharp mind and pragmatism. The man’s combat power had also become more efficient thanks to the skilled teamwork between himself and his mate although there was still an innate competitiveness between the duo.
Present:It's the end of the world as we know it!
During his 29th year the Squad’s Commander declared that his men needed a rest. Daiko decided that his entire Saiyan Unit were to return to Vegeta for R&R but also he was concerned that some members of his soldiers hadn’t been amongst the rest of their people in years. The majority of the Saiyans in the Mercenary Company might not agree with the Modern Saiyan Kingdom but he felt they needed to remember that they were still citizens of that nation.
Taking this opportunity to visit his family who he hadn’t seen in years Orion introduced his parents to his woman. The elder Saiyans, these peace loving academics, who had been so disapproving during his youth where now overjoyed that their son was back. They also warmly welcomed Yarrou into their family. They made no mention of his lifestyle or of their disappointment that he had avoided the scholarly life they’d hoped for him.
Likewise Yarrou introduced him to her family. It went relatively well with her two military brothers who Orion managed to even arrange some training alongside later in the week. Yarrou’s sisters liked to tease but Orion clearly didn’t have the patience for it and although he forced a smile the man went out of his way to avoid being left alone with them. With her parents things were a little rougher to begin with. Yarrou’s mother sparked up a conversation about children which he dodged as best as he could. The worst was with the father who attempted to give Orion the “treat my baby right or else” speech which ended with Orion replying “or what”. It was quite possible that this first visit might have ended with a broken old man if not for Yarrou showing up to slap her husband around the head and telling him to behave. Luckily Saiyan’s were much thicker skinned than many other races and after the initial bumpy start things continued quite smoothly. By the end of the visit he was promising to visit again to both of Yarrou’s satisfied parents.
Orion also visited old friends from the Academy and the SDF. All in all it seemed like it would be a very pleasant break for the mercenaries.
Unfortunately that changed when the Arcosians decided to visit.
Originally joining the fighting in the street it soon became obvious to the Saiyan couple that the world was already lost. Racing to to the Mercenary Unit’s Pods they managed to team up with a number of their comrades including Commander Daiko. Unfortunately the small group got caught of by a pair of Arcosians. Despite being overwhelmed both Orion and his mate managed to escape in a pair of Space Pods and immediately returned to the Mercenary Company. Once they returned to “The Raging Ōzarus” the pair discovered that they were the only survivors. None of the other Saiyans who had been on leave to Planet Vegeta had returned. Orion decided to wait a month and although a few survivors eventually showed up it did not include the Commander.
With the loss of so many officers the leader of the Company had offered Orion leadership of the Assault Unit but he turned it down. After having spoken with his mate in private the two decided to travel to a planet called Earth where it was rumoured that the surviving leadership of the Saiyan Kingdom had fled. Still unsure what they exactly planned to do their curiosity got the better of them. Finding themselves the necessary transportation the pair plotted a course straight towards Earth.
Last Edit: May 29, 2018 10:52:51 GMT -6 by Orion: Tidying up title
Zenkai Bonus: Upon taking serious, life-threatening damage in battle those with Saiyan blood can gain a zenkai upon recovering from these injuries, which can cause rapid increases in power.
Tail Weakness: If an opponent grabs hold of a Saiyans tail (*done via Non-Tech attack or a suitable Technique, Non-Tech being avoidable as per normal non-tech avoidance and Technique by successfully avoiding or blocking the attack in question) such pain is sent through the Saiyans body that they are nearly paralyzed by it, a Saiyan in such a state cannot spent KP. This weakness can be trained away via a technique at 10,000 PL
In addition, if a Saiyan's tail is ever removed, they can expend a Technique Slot to regrow it. This can only be done once, however: Once you lose that second tail, you'll never be able to grow another.
Saiyan Pride: When a Saiyan is defeated in combat, their very essence yearns for another chance to best their foe. Whenever you do battle with a character who has beaten you before, you gain +x2 to your current modifier. If you have no modifiers, this is considered a Permanent x2 Transformation. Once you have achieved victory over the rival in question, you lose this bonus.
Saiyan Pride can not stack.
No Transformation: Base Form
Effects - None Duration - N/A Description - Orion's ordinary strength unchanged by any form of transformation. Usually the Saiyan's Ki Aura is white but when he digs deep and increases to full power it will change to his own unique Ki Colour which is purple.
First Transformation: Oozaru
Effects - Multiples Power Level x5 Duration - Permanent. Requires Blutz Generator to use and Oozaru Mastery to control. Description - The innate gift of all Saiyans which can be tapped into by the highest or least of the Saiyan peoples. When subjected to Blutz Waves which are created either by sunlight being reflected by a moon or an artificial Blutz Generator. Although Orion has used this transformation in the past when waging war he, as a low class Saiyan, lacks the ability to control himself while in this state.
Offensive: [N1]Crackling Killer - Ki Orb, Ki Orion's Ki manipulation training has been largely focused on learning to attack with his energy. By holding his hand to his side he gathers Ki into his hand forming a ball of blue energy with hisses and crackles like electricity. Orion must physically hurl this attack at an opponent. This attack deals 33% of Orion's current PL in damage. [UP2]Blazing Beam - Ki Beam, Ki Through greater control of his Ki Orion is able to generate superior attacks. Holding out a arm with the palm facing the target he summons a soft purple glow. This burns brighter forming an sphere of blazing purple energy in his hand before a blindingly bright beam is fired from this ball of growing power at the enemy, exploding on impact . This attack deals 66% of Orion's current PL in damage.
Support: [SU1]Nice Try Scum! - Afterimage, Ki The Afterimage technique is an obvious ability that a fighter like Orion, who spent a great deal of his life fighting against stronger opponents, who has mixed his Ki Manipulation with his Martial training to learn how to get the hell out of the way. Through a sudden burst of speed Orion leaves behind a static image of himself to distract his opponent, this technique allows him to completely dodge techniques beneath 100% of his PL. This technique uses 1 KP in KP Battles.
Utility: [UT1]Tail Training - Saiyan Tail Training Through a mixture of intense training and sheer willpower Orion has overcome one of most bothersome weaknesses as a Low-Class Saiyan warrior. His tail is no longer a danger to him in battle. This technique is passive and uses 0 KP in a KP Battle.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2018 12:55:08 GMT -6 by Orion: Updating Tech List
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