From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Real Name:||Damien Merlot|
|Hair Color:||Raven Black|
|Occupation:||Hit-man, Covert Agent|
|Place of Birth:||Classified|
|Base of Operations:||The Rogue Isles|
|Martial Arts, Military Training, Stealth Techniques|
|Shuriken, Caltrops, Stealth Device, Piston Boots|
|No additional information available.|
Born with telepathy and psychokinesis, Damien spent his early life eagerly seeking chances to test his abilities. As a young man, he enlisted in the army, but quickly found it too rigid for his cause. The chaos of the first Rikti War provided an excellent cover for Damien to slip away, with all past relations believing him dead. Not long after, he stumbled into the criminal underworld, seeking a life without limits and full of spoils waiting for men like him to reap them.
Using his powers, he found success reading the minds of gangsters and planting ideas into the subconscious of thugs — but when combined with his military training, Damien recognized his true calling: he was a deadly and efficient killer. For almost two decades, Damien took on jobs as a mercenary hit-man, covert operative, and information broker. Entities like Malta and Crey relied on him to deliver results with brutal efficiency — until his last job, poised as a simple hit on behalf of "Crey" contacts, ended with him ambushed and thrown into the Zig.
With his true identity dead to the world for years, the authorities only ever got his criminal moniker: Dead Drop. Thanks to an Arachnos jailbreak, he's reached the Rogue Isles. Where once he only cared about living a life without restraint, he now fixates on a different objective -- to find out who set him up and make them pay.
To that end, he works as an enforcer for a secretive organization known as The Conclave -- an association of rogues and villains whose aims remain unclear. Seeking to enhance his own psychic abilities and leverage the clairvoyance of Arachnos' Seers, Damien has begrudgingly complied with Arachnos and chosen Ghost Widow as his patron -- even though he finds magic untrustworthy and dangerous.
Damien's actions and decisions fall within the Neutral Evil alignment.
Damien always maintained a healthy skepticism, but being set up has only amplified his distrust of others. However, he doesn't lack respect those he believes have earned it -- usually through displays of strength. He also appreciates when others give into their selfish impulses, or act hedonistically, as Damien can strongly relate.
His experiences have left him without a strong moral compass, so he enjoys dark humor and is overly sarcastic. Despite the dangers, failings, and trials he's endured, Damien still seeks thrills. Each fight is a chance to test his limits. He's convinced that, overall, life is a never-ending pursuit of strength, and he harbors a rather Machiavellian worldview:
- Might makes right, and strength dictates agency.
- The individual matters more than the group. Those sacrificing themselves for the greater good get tread upon.
- Do what makes you happy, and damn everything else.
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