Snatches the Magpie
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Snatches was born on September 23, 2005, bred into captivity. Escaping from the zoo, he began his life as a drifting loner of a bird in Australia, having no companions or other birds to stay with. He somehow made his living stealing from people, though I have no idea how that helped a bird.
Snatches decided Australia was not for him. Taking no bird senses into account, he flew off, heading for Africa. Africa was, unfortunately, no better. He managed to survive with another group of Magpies in the area, though he was shunned and none of them really seemed to care for him. So he stole their stuff. Snatches was a satisfied bird, the king of bird thieves.
A Place to Belong
Snatches found himself a home when he was captured by a balding man in khaki shorts and shipped off to Port Oakes. A man by the name of Ryusake Setzer, also known as The Thorn Bandit . The man had ordered a large group of animals, one of them just happening to be a Magpie. And if there's ever anything that Snatches is, it's a Magpie. They became fast friends, Ryu teaching Snatches more about thievery and such. Snatches is really loyal to the Bandit, going so far as to Squawk in his defense whenever necessary. As such, Snatches tends to hang out with Ryu a lot and help him out at any opportunity.
Snatches was placed under the protection of the Giordano Family by Cyber Brute when Ryu signed on as her enforcer. He lives life as he always has, however, appreciating the protection, but not abusing it.
Unknown to Ryusake, Snatches has been training for combat on the offchance he's ever asked to fight. He knows how to swoop down, unleash a frenzy of pecks, and even use his talons to rend flesh to nothing. He has yet to use these skills on anyone, but he's prepared, for he one day may need to save his owner and friend's life.