Family / Creators: Unknown
Build and Skin Colour: Degan is of classic Yamataian build, a thin, almost whisp like body, not frail yet devoid of any bulging muscles. His skin is somewhat tanned.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Degan's eyes were blue orbs set deep into his skull. He has a smooth, rounded nose and piercing, yet compassionate eyes. His mouth curves upwards sharply at both sides, imitating either a sincere smile or a sneer depending on how well you knew him.
Hair Color and Style: Degans hair color is classic auburn, almost amberish in color. It is cut close to prevent from getting in the way of his eye sight, protruding in a even half inch out of his head.
Distinguishing Features: Degan is rather indistinguishable from many other Yamataians, especially those who traded over in Soul Transfer.
Degan is unlike any other ID SOL in that he has a life outside of war. Make no mistake, he is no stranger to warfare, but he is no stranger to emotions and sadness and trust, trust in the inherent goodness of all species so he may, one day, no longer need to lift his weapons in defence of principals which should be considered universal.
Degan is also strange for even a partial ID-SOL in that he is inquisitive. He is mostly inquisitive about emotions, the purpose of life and human like beings. Degan was highly analytical, always thinking things out and questioning the norm. It seems that he was born this way, his inquisitiveness getting him in trouble a lot as a child. One reason he joined the Yamataian army was to observe the Yamataians and understand how they do things.
Degan had been alone his entire life, living in the brutal, crime filled streets of Nepleslia. Living alone has taught him to be self sufficient, to trust only himself, but it had also taught him a more important lesson, the value of a true friend. Degan regularly talks to random people, especially girls, trying to figure out how to create attraction and familiarity with random people. In a way, he considers it fighting a different type of battle, a battle against himself and his preconceived ideals of not trusting anyone and talking with only his weaponry. Alas, him being am Nepleslia makes many not trust him so starting a conversation is hard, though Degan does have a general idea on what makes attraction work and plans on getting a girlfriend and experiencing that part of life ASAP.
Degan is a complicated soldier. In the heat of battle he could rage and kill with no remorse, then after cry about the lives he had ended, then he would write a poem, dedicated to his fallen foes while finally refusing to kill a mere insect. “Why would I want to kill a harmless, defenseless creature? What is its crime, existing? If it is so, we are all guilty. Just because we are stronger does not give us the right to kill it, it gives us the responsibility to protect it.” Degan seeks to find out more about himself and his creator. As nice as he is, even he cannot deny that there is something in him, something lurking deep inside him, something that whispers to him “Kill, kill for the fun of it. Kill because you can.” Degan calls this self his berserker self. He has kept it in check thus far but he does not know if, one day, self control will be enough and the beast within him will take over.
In YE 29 his soul was transferred over to a Yamataian body and a lot has calmed down. He feels his berserker side is gone and he no longer has the scar, though he did take a picture of it before the transfer. Also, because of his new Yamataian body he needed to relearn all his skills from a new perspective. He did not despair, however, for he thought of it as experiencing life all over again but from another perspective.
Likes: Life, making friends, Yamataian girls, the vastness of space, the thousands of possibilities every day brings, the inherent goodness in all species
Dislikes: War, crime, beating on the defenseless,
Goals: To find out what lurks within him, to find the truth of his creation and creator, to live life to its fullest, to do good and live by Bushido
Degan was created for a purpose which was never revealed to him so he decided to make his own purpose, to live his life as he sees fit with no regrets. Instead of randomly throwing his life away on some battlefield he decided to live it, to truly live and experience as much of life as possible. Degan had seen ID SOL, living such a limited and pointless life. Degan vowed to never take life, or time, for granted. He wished for a life of traveling, meeting new people and experiencing new things so he could begin making his own rules about life instead of blindly following the crowd.. These desires made him a perfect canidate for the Star Army of Yamatai.
Degan is an anomaly, and enigma, He is an partial ID SOL, genetically created for a specific purpose, a purpose that has failed to make itself evident. All Degan knew was that, unlike his ID SOL brethren, he was free and he did not know why. All other ID SOL's were created, as he was, but their owners had claimed them. He, however, was never claimed. He did not know his maker and the only clue he had was something carved in his skin, the initials C.C.
Degan grew up on the streets of Nepleslia, living off any honest work he could find which usually left him poor and starving. He knew he needed to leave. He didn't agree with the government, the gangs or the crime lords, and that kind of thinking meant 99% of all Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia disagreed with him. Nepleslians weren't known for settling disagreements with their words. In YE 26 Degan had snuck aboard a ship after he saw the Star Army using their strength to defend life at the battle of Nepleslia. He thought this the perfect opportunity to set out and experience life and possibly find out more about his creator and the reason for his being.
He was an intelligent Nepleslian, his mind questioned everything. If he could not find an answer to something it bugged him. He was captured and imprisoned, however he went along peacefully and made no attempt to escape. He also never blamed his captors for being suspicious. Eventually he was trusted and allowed to train as a soldier in the Star army.
During his training he ran across a book detailing the combat philosophy of Bushido. Degan has a strict code of honor. Among his core values are: Always protect those who cannot protect themselves, sacrifice for what is right and deserving, fight to end war, not to continue it, and above all, be loyal to those who have earned your loyalty.
For four years he was in the army, training, always training his mind and his body and his personality. By this time he had made some friends, had some experiences but it never really fulfilled him. He had an irresistible want to find out about all different sorts of people and beings. Beings, humans especially, intrigued him. He loved finding out more about them and what makes them tick as a way to know more about himself.
Communication: Degan is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Your character is fluent in English.He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. Degan was taught this as basic training for the Star army, however, he expanded communication to mean, quite literally, how one talks and interacts with another.
Fighting: Degan received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons she is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor.
Technology Operation: : Degan is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Mathematics: : Degan received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.
Humanities (psychology): As an outsider, Degan has studied the humanities as a way to get in touch with his inner human. He has focuses on psychology/ Armed with such knowledge he uses it to make friends, try to get enemies to surrender without fighting and to hit on girls. He practices these “social arts” at all times and can be seen striking up random conversations with random people. Degan has trained his body language to be as non threatening as possible to compensate for his races reputation and his build. He has also trained his voice to be soft and reassuring, fluid and even.
Rogue (Seduction): As part of his social research he has studied attraction and how to create it, working on somewhat of a system based on the psychology that a woman's attraction is value based, not look's based. Therefore Degan has studied on how to convey his value subtly, without bragging by use of story telling, body language, how he conducts himself, confidence and conversational prowess.
Entertainment (storytelling): In a way to broaden his horizons he has learned the art of the entertainer, using his story telling skills to convey value to girls and to inspire his friends or just make them laugh.