Fiery Rainbow


SolidFire7

  • Age: 21

    Gender: Male

    Species: Non-Pony

    Appearance: <p> He's a Changeling who got creative, what can I say? He had a flash of creativity and decided to combine the three sub-species of pony and add some zebra stripes while on a mission for Queen Chrysalis in Equestria. He wears bracelets that he made during his spare time which can form weapons made from pure magic - yellow or red. As to why his magic is that color - his eyes are normally red, but he didn't like it, so he decided to keep said color only in his horn. </p> <p> The wings are simply part of his disguise, with some armor at the edge, and the headphones are for when he feels the need for music (more on that below). Why blue stripes? Who knows - the overall colors he chose were at random from a crowd of various species that he then toned down or changed till he felt comfortable.  </p>

    Cutie Mark: <p> His self-made cutie mark is a rainbow with seven flames sprouting from the top. Does it mean anything? Not really- he came up with it while seeing a rainbow in the moonlight while sitting by a fire. </p>

    Personality: <p>   </p> <p> He's the strong, silent type, who's not afraid to get dirty when the time calls for it. But when he's not in warrior mode, he's a softy (with a short temper when *somepony* - read, Twilight - asks one *too* many questions.) who likes to read, loves to listen to music (which is why the headphones around his neck), carve things from wood, and explore the Everfree forest just for fun. One of his defining characteristics is that when you're considered his friend, he sticks with you through hell and high water. Unfortunately, he's a Batman pony, meaning it'll take *some* time for him to fully trust someone, and even then... </p>

    Backstory: <p> Where to start... Well, he became one of Q.C's elite soldiers when she saw how fast he learned and how easily he took out her other soldiers during training, so she decided to promote him to the highest rank of the elite soldier, one that allowed him to *ahem* guard the queen 24/7. He then decided to haul flank and refused to take part in the Canterlot invasion after figuring out that the queen's stories about the evilness of the ponies were all false after one too many missions into Equestria. </p> <p> Afterward, he stayed low and out of sight of the hunters sent by his furious Queen by moving from place to place, till King Thorax came on the scene. After that whole situation played itself out, he decided to settle at the border of the Everfree forest in a two story cabin he fashioned out of wood, shed dragon scales, and hydra skin after he found that this was his favorite place. Right then he decided to stay in his unusual form, after having to shapeshift multiple times to escape his former queen, and at this point, not wanting to disguise who he really was. </p> <p> <span style="color:#525252;">As to where he learned these skills of reading, wood carving, and such? His position allowed him greater "freedoms" along with "ease" of movement in and out of the hive. As to why he learned these skills. Well, </span>at first they were meant for easier interaction and integration in pony society for the purposes of feeding, then giving that food to the queen and hive. But after he escaped, he found that these skills were more useful for actual work, and so he uses his woodworking skills, using his free time to read for the foals at the library. </p> <p> He doesn't really go out, only for food or when he wants to read, practice or explore, always having his sword in its sheath just in case. When he is out, you'll find him listening to music. </p> <p> But, when he's in the middle of a fight, and he slips those headphones on... Well, you better run.  </p> <p> He tends to be a bit paranoid, what with his former queen still hunting him from what he can tell, but he's always on the outlook for making a new friend.  </p>



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WOWZA! That's just-! ... "He's a changeling who got creative, what can I say?"   Oh now, come now! How could I not love you now! A beautiful way to string it all together... but that still doesn't excuse you from a description. When you got aaaall of that up there, we need you to give us a proverbial hand in guiding us through each part, bit by bit. Hey, I'm a draconequus of twelve different parts and I had to go though all of it! But then again, I clearly adore overexplaining!

  The trouble though with being a mish-mash is that the more you stick out, the more your character is likely going to have to constantly explain themself to everybeing they meet. Like, I'm sure if you were going for a stroll and suddenly looked up to see a huge, winged creature with a flaming sword, you probably wouldn't want to talk to them so much as instantly assume their trouble and find an excuse to duck away from their gaze.

 Trouble is... you're kind of everything all at once. He's combative and strong, yet reclusive and a bit of a homebody. If he covers that wide of a range, it can be hard for an audience to get a bead on what he is & relate enough to wish to interact. Gosh, if the fellow can skin a dragon or hydra (which... might be a few of my own OCs, not that I'm bias or anything! *cough) by himself, then I doubt if I can offer him anything myself!

 I love this. I appreciate you, this, your work, everything! Awesome! I'm so glad this page came into my life today!

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4 hours ago, Widdershins said:

WOWZA! That's just-! ... "He's a changeling who got creative, what can I say?"   Oh now, come now! How could I not love you now! A beautiful way to string it all together... but that still doesn't excuse you from a description. When you got aaaall of that up there, we need you to give us a proverbial hand in guiding us through each part, bit by bit. Hey, I'm a draconequus of twelve different parts and I had to go though all of it! But then again, I clearly adore overexplaining!

  The trouble though with being a mish-mash is that the more you stick out, the more your character is likely going to have to constantly explain themself to everybeing they meet. Like, I'm sure if you were going for a stroll and suddenly looked up to see a huge, winged creature with a flaming sword, you probably wouldn't want to talk to them so much as instantly assume their trouble and find an excuse to duck away from their gaze.

 Trouble is... you're kind of everything all at once. He's combative and strong, yet reclusive and a bit of a homebody. If he covers that wide of a range, it can be hard for an audience to get a bead on what he is & relate enough to wish to interact. Gosh, if the fellow can skin a dragon or hydra (which... might be a few of my own OCs, not that I'm bias or anything! *cough) by himself, then I doubt if I can offer him anything myself!

 I love this. I appreciate you, this, your work, everything! Awesome! I'm so glad this page came into my life today!

Any suggestions on how to improve him?

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  Ahh... well, don't want to ever come across as tellin' others what to do, but... I feel a good basis for a character is more about how they react to the world, rather than how it reacts to them.

  You painted him as a bit of a bruiser, a loyal warrior... yet also one to seclude himself or hole up with books & be a bit anti-social, kind of conflicts a bit so... perhaps, pick a side? I can think that if you've had to unhesitatingly lunge at a hydra in a fight, you probably don't care about having others "break through your shell."

  Think there's alot more potential to explore in that backstory. Like how Queen Chrysalis (that QC kinda confused me with Celestia there for a bit) noticed him enough to let him be an "Elite" Guard, much less what an Elite Guard entails, or how she just let him choose not to be in the attack, (Since Chrysalis doesn't strike me as one to appreciate dissenters) or how he chose the spot to settle down that he did, how the whole shameal with Thorax effected him, (though that might be huge spoilers for the episode though...) how he got these hobbies, (woodcarving as a pony seems like it takes alot of practice!) or why he looks the way he does!

  Actually, that last one might be the biggest one for me. (Oh wow, you just add in some new stuff?) Creativity doesn't seem to be the biggest thing to Changelings, or even to the villainess that Chrysalis was. Wouldn't most Changelings want to stick out less? I can only imagine the choices that led to him choosing to stand out like he did!

  Basically, don't be afraid to embellish! More details means more story! ...wait, maybe there can be too much information?...if so, I'm certainly guilty of that!

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22 hours ago, Widdershins said:

  Ahh... well, don't want to ever come across as tellin' others what to do, but... I feel a good basis for a character is more about how they react to the world, rather than how it reacts to them.

  You painted him as a bit of a bruiser, a loyal warrior... yet also one to seclude himself or hole up with books & be a bit anti-social, kind of conflicts a bit so... perhaps, pick a side? I can think that if you've had to unhesitatingly lunge at a hydra in a fight, you probably don't care about having others "break through your shell."

  Think there's alot more potential to explore in that backstory. Like how Queen Chrysalis (that QC kinda confused me with Celestia there for a bit) noticed him enough to let him be an "Elite" Guard, much less what an Elite Guard entails, or how she just let him choose not to be in the attack, (Since Chrysalis doesn't strike me as one to appreciate dissenters) or how he chose the spot to settle down that he did, how the whole shameal with Thorax effected him, (though that might be huge spoilers for the episode though...) how he got these hobbies, (woodcarving as a pony seems like it takes alot of practice!) or why he looks the way he does!

  Actually, that last one might be the biggest one for me. (Oh wow, you just add in some new stuff?) Creativity doesn't seem to be the biggest thing to Changelings, or even to the villainess that Chrysalis was. Wouldn't most Changelings want to stick out less? I can only imagine the choices that led to him choosing to stand out like he did!

  Basically, don't be afraid to embellish! More details means more story! ...wait, maybe there can be too much information?...if so, I'm certainly guilty of that!

Alright. I added some details. Hope it'll shine some more light on his past. :)

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  Well, uh... better! I don't... wanna nag, but... kinda close to being a Mary Sue there. For one, doesn't strike me that Changelings have relations with other changelings. As that would imply they could give love to each other.... buuut, then again, I don't know what changes they've added to Changelings.

   A lot seems to hinge on him being singled out as the best. Chrysalis has always been more of a tyrant, so I can't image that she of anyone would be the type to single out members of her hive for special treatment. I remember Thorax as the scaredy cat (man, need to play catch up on the episodes) who seemed to have said that basically everybuggy else was just cannon fodder to Chryssy. Like, if she ever got wind of you having second thoughts she'd just splat you on the spot. Buuut, I'm just headcannoning here.

  But mostly all I want is a physical run down. Like, What's his horn like? Why is his magic red? Why is his stripes blue? Are those bird wings? Are those a set of golden earphones? Why does he wear bracelets? Why does each one have its own gem in it? Is that some special magic there too?

  I'm goin' overboard with questions now, ain't I? Hee-heh!~*

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22 hours ago, Widdershins said:

  Well, uh... better! I don't... wanna nag, but... kinda close to being a Mary Sue there. For one, doesn't strike me that Changelings have relations with other changelings. As that would imply they could give love to each other.... buuut, then again, I don't know what changes they've added to Changelings.

   A lot seems to hinge on him being singled out as the best. Chrysalis has always been more of a tyrant, so I can't image that she of anyone would be the type to single out members of her hive for special treatment. I remember Thorax as the scaredy cat (man, need to play catch up on the episodes) who seemed to have said that basically everybuggy else was just cannon fodder to Chryssy. Like, if she ever got wind of you having second thoughts she'd just splat you on the spot. Buuut, I'm just headcannoning here.

  But mostly all I want is a physical run down. Like, What's his horn like? Why is his magic red? Why is his stripes blue? Are those bird wings? Are those a set of golden earphones? Why does he wear bracelets? Why does each one have its own gem in it? Is that some special magic there too?

  I'm goin' overboard with questions now, ain't I? Hee-heh!~*

*Evil chuckle* YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNLEASHED, MORTAL!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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  Wouldn't sticking out more only make him an easier target?

  Wouldn't habitually listening to loud music (I dunno if Equestrian technology is even that advanced yet?) also make it easier for those Hunters to get him?

 Wait, it's the Hunters that are heartbroken?

 What's Thorax got to do with any of this? Eh, might want to tone down the references to other, cannonical characters.

 He doesn't really seem all that paranoid or have much reason to be. Still kind of get an impression that he's just about good at everything.

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