“C'mon! What do you want from me!? What is your goddamned beef with me? Why have you tried to target the people I love? I don't know, maybe I don't want an answer. But for all the shit you've given me - you've gotten something in return! Isn't this what you wanted? Is this how you envisioned your stupid 'Grand Plan'? I think not! Your plan was doomed from the beginning because of one. Simple. Fact:“
“You have to deal with ME!”
Luca has has a lightly toned, muscular build with olive skin. His face reveals a pair of brown eyes, bushy eyebrows, thin lips and a large nose. His black-brown hair is close cropped, but frumpy and spiked up at the front and back with considerably long sideburns running down the sides of his head.
He was given severe injuries near the end of YE 34 after the Delsauria Incident, most notably consisting of his right eye being blinded by muzzle flash and the eye and iris slowly regenerating into a strange neon orange colour rather than natural brown. The skin closest to his right eye is somewhat scarred - and hasn't quite regenerated fully despite his Yamataian biology.
In early YE 35, Luca realised that his body was dying and that he needed to swap over - he nearly collapsed a few times in the worst of times. A ROM construct of Dr. Aiesu Kalopsia (Ayetseu Karoupshea) L'manel who diagnosed him and gave him medicine to stave it off offered to give him access to a new body supplied by Lazarus, but Luca stuck to his guns and got a body transfer to a Male Minkan body made to exactly replicate his previous self's appearance with the aid of former partner Jimothi Trakk in YE 36. Oddly, Luca kept the orange right eye and some of the scars because they 'looked cool'.
He walked with a casual swagger, and used to have a grin permanently pasted to his face, now replaced by a look of stern determination and defiance in the face of whatever the universe can throw at him and his crew.
Luca Pavone was originally a soldier on the YSS Goban, who after a tumultuous first couple of missions, grew from a kid into a man. Afterwards, he was discharged with honours and became an 'odd jobber for fun and profit'. He also garnered a crew of loyal followers which he respects as his equals and brothers and sisters in arms.
Things got serious when one particular job had him and the crew divert an intergalactic catastrophe. The events of which changed his life forever, and he grew from a man into a legend. He was thrust into the intergalactic spotlight as a celebrity mercenary, and he was riding the wave of success. Helping those that need help, blasting the NMX and crime syndicates into a fine paste, pleasing as many women as he can and being a freewheeling do-gooder with a cheeky streak a mile wide.
After the Delsauria Incident and the disbanding of the ISC Phoenix, his attitude took a change for the worse as he went into hiding to recuperate and to reevaluate his options and learn deal with his daughter, vitalia_pavone. He chose poorly, and fell into a spiral of senseless killing against those he perceived as his enemies, mostly criminal syndicates around Nepleslian space. He had sense knocked into him by Aerin Tatst one evening, and Luca resolved to take up the heroic mantle yet again, in spite of his problems and his wondering whether or not his heroism was necessary in the universe any more.
He decided to go ahead and bring his brand of justice and heroism back into the universe, but resolved never to let himself get caught in his own hype without being able to live up to it, since it nearly killed him on Delsauria. He put the ISC Phoenix team back together with some new faces, and went out into the wide universe again.
When it comes to knuckle down, he can lose the façade of fame he's garnered and fight unpredictably, chaotically and recklessly. People who've seen him fight note that he never stops moving even when he isn't going anywhere, and he never shuts up. Whether this is to trash talk his enemy, or part of some greater psychological mind game is unknown. He has also been known to 'defy the laws of physics' - presumably to psych out his opposition. Even though his attitude has changed for the more serious, he still maintains this style for the sake of spectacle tempered with efficiency.
He has a habit of rubbing shoulders with powerful people, including CEOs, the Media, Generals, and Rulers. Most of the time, they invite him to come along to events just to have him be there, or sometimes invited to dinner or teatime together. Luca doesn't quite understand why this keeps happening, but if someone's paying for his lunch and filling his ranks and winning him influence, he can't really complain. The trait has helped him recruit his crew throughout the years too.
“Mind over matter? Well, what's mind? Nevermind. What's matter? Doesn't matter.”
These are all OOC materials to use at your leisure. Think of it as an inspiration playlist.
|Introduction||Remastered Apogee Intro|
|“IT'S SHOWTIME!”||Hybrid - Just for Today|
|“It's showtime.”||Hybrid - Just for Today (Beatless Remix)|
|PHOENIX PUNCH!!||vicsanmusic - Shatterhand Medley|
|Air Ballet||Raiden Project - Repeated Tragedy|
|Up in the Sky||Daft Punk - Superheroes|
|Let's get Cheeky||The Big O - Perverse|
|“Well I never…”||Hoshi no Kirby - Glutton|
|Smile for the Crowd||F-Zero GX - James McCloud's Theme|
|A Mountain from a Molehill||Yello - Pinball Cha Cha|
|Buildin' Something!||Fanfare Ciocarlia - Golden Days|
|The Universe is in Danger||Turrican 3 - Intro Theme|
|A Team Effort||Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops - Show Time|
|Going In Hot||Newtype Destroyer - SONIC BLASTER (Soldier Blade - Op. 1)|
|Spotted||Mega Man X3 - Opening Stage (Genesis Remix)|
|Orbital Reentry||Raiden Project - Flap Toward the Hope|
|Tension Rises||Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Wolfentstein TNO Version)|
|Swing Into Action||Bionic Commando - Area 1 (SNES Remix)|
|Guns Ablaze||Lightning Bolt - Assassins|
|Cold Snap||Omega Five - The glacial fortress|
|Quantity is a Quality||Serious Sam 3/Damjan Mravunac - Hero|
|The Bigger They Are…||Serious Sam 3/Damjan Mravunac - Boss Fight (Strings)|
|Not Dead Yet||Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - Rex Colt|
|Verbal Beatdown||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Character Select|
|Smooth Escape!||James Bond 007: Nightfire - Atlantis|
|You said you wouldn't||Andrew W.K. - Shuuchishin|
|Fields of White||Donna Burke - Heavens Divide|
|Contemplate||The Flaming Lips - All we have is now|
|All's said and done||Raiden Trad - Name Entry|
|Nobody's Left||Elegia - New Order|
|Everything's Calm||The Big O - Brick Ballades (Houston Street)|
|Ugly Truths||Corpse Party - BGM 07|
|Uncanny Reality||Corpse Party - BGM 01|
|Bigger than I thought, but…||Silence|
|I can handle it.||Neon Genesis Evangelion - Cruel Angel's Thesis|
|I can't handle it.||KILL la KILL - Final Battle|
|Eerie Calm…||Lightning Bolt - Infinity Farm|
These do not represent mastery or competence of each field or entirely useful skills. Just extra things that he happens to know about or is working on and don't have the chops to be considered primary skills.
(Noteworthy Inventory listed here)
Weaponry and Gear
More ammunition than you can shake a cat's panties at.
Property and Ships
Trophies and Memorabilia