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“The bold are helpless without cleverness” ~ EuripidesName:
July 3rd 1986Gender:
Public Order Enforcement Canid
Coyote-- wanderer, thief, outlaw, trickster, pragmatist, survivor.Animal:
Coyote Canis latransPower Level:
Greater Alpha Mindset:
Eight FighterHuman Appearance: Eye Color:
He has a tattoo of a tribal coyote on his upper left arm. In human form he retains elongated incisors.Face Claim:
Logan has a light brown coat that greys as it nears his spine, his throat and belly are an almost off-white cream colour. As the fur moves to the edges of his body it fades to a sort of reddish brown, ending in thick black guard hairs along his back, shoulders and neck creating a dorsal stripe along his spine. Logan does not have a tail.
*He is proportionately the size of a small deerhoundAlpha Appearance:
Very much like what one would consider the classic werewolf, Logan's alpha form is a large bipedal canine. The body, legs and arms are very much human in shape although covered in a thick layer of coyote fur. His feet and hands are much more similar to paws than human appendages, and his face is just a heavy version of his animal form. When in his alpha form Logan is the same height and weight as in his human form. Height:
- If provoked will fight until death
- While he feels pain he is adept at continuing despite it
- Incredibly loyal
- Full of energy
- Will try anything once
- He cannot empathise
- His brother and his pack; he will do anything they ask him
- Often becomes frustrated by his own mental limitations
- Single minded
- Impulsive and rash
For the most part Logan is an agreeable fellow, he may not have what it takes to form strong bonds and relationships but he isn't an aggressive sociopath either. Logan has a shaky sense of morals, but what he does believe in, he believes in very strongly. He can often come across as heartless, thoughtless and selfish but it is merely his limited emotional range. Unable to associate with the feelings of others it takes a lot of patience and understanding to have any sort of bond with Logan, the young coyote at times becomes angry and frustrated with his own limited understanding.
Logan may withdraw in to himself if confronted with a situation he does not understand. Unlike his brother however, Logan does not struggle to switch between human and animal mindsets but having lived almost his entire life in the form of a coyote Logan does not enjoy being a man, he finds having two legs to be awkward and impractical; the eye sight, hearing and sense of smell are hindering. For these reasons he only maintains his human form in front of other canines and when absolutely necessary.
With a powerful sense of loyalty Logan will sooner attack someone for disrespecting a member of his pack than be diplomatic, he can often act rashly and without thinking especially when the matter concerns his brother. Logan is at times a little heavy handed and can react incorrectly to any given situation.
It is almost as though there are two minds at work in Logan's head, as though he has both the man and the coyote individually trapped in his mind. The man is strong willed and intelligent – while he lacks the ability to connect to those around him and empathise he can work through stress and strain to get a job done. The coyote is fun loving and brave, it drives the man on to achieve goals he otherwise could not. The two minds work in tandem, but they do not compensate for each others inadequacy. Parts of Logan's human mind have been all but replaced by parts of the coyote, or simply lost in translation. Where there was once diversity and emotion there is single-minded desire, no longer able to want for the love of another or to feel the joy of his brother. Logan often has a slightly glazed, dangerous look in his eye. Likes:
- Being in animal form – he feels safe
- Chasing things
- Being outside
- Tinned dog food
- His brother
- Other canines
- People who cover their face
- Large humans
- Sexual deviants
- Being confined/trapped
- Overly aggressive louts
Logan and his twin brother were born to Mancunian Isaiah Bailey and his Glaswegian wife Aileen in the Summer of 1986, the Zoan couple had succeeded in getting pregnant twice before but both times the tiny puppy had died. When they were finally blessed with their twins Isaiah and Aileen could not have been more happy. Their excitement was not shared by the entire family though and Isaiah's parents, who were very much against the spread of Zoanthrope, chose to disown the tiny infants.
While his twin was born with no obvious problems Logan entered the world sans tail.
Logan, his parents were soon to discover, was a slow developer despite being the larger and stronger of the two boys at birth. At one point his parents feared he would never learn to take his human form and had already begun preparing for that eventuality. So worried were Logan's parents that Isaiah approached an old friend to ask when the normal changing period was for a born Zoan, discovering that Logan should have taken his human form between 1 and 3 years Isaiah allowed his friend to teach the boy. Logan was five before he was able to shift forms.
So as not to make Logan feel bad both twins started school a year late, and were both reminded to play nice with the other children. Things in their lives could not have been better. Logan grew up with a close relationship to both of his parents and his brother, he was a well adjusted and happy child.
As adolescence encroached on the young Zoan Logan began to go mad. It wasn't a sudden, wake up one day and you've lost your mind, sort of madness it was a slow progression in to the arms of insanity – and by many standards you might not have even called it madness.
There was a time, during the early years of puberty when Logan could not control his animalistic tendencies. He could not stop himself from transforming, this was worsened by the fact his father had been teaching him to take on and maintain an alpha form. Unable to control the creature inside him, he began to rampage, first in the house and then eventually through the streets, it reached the point where Logan was removed from school and kept at home under constant watch – and in time he refused to return to his human form. Far too afraid of living in a society where he no longer felt he belonged.
Much of Logan's 'madnes' stems from his inability to control the animal inside him, not in his animal form but in his alpha form. With the mounting pressure laid on him by his father to take hold of and conquor it Logan became increasingly more aggitated, until it became far easier to disassociate himself from everyone and thing around him.
Spending much of his adolescence muzzled and chained up outside, his parents so terrified that they would be discovered and thrown out of their tiny two bedroom bungalow, or worse. Logan was left to become lose more and more of what defined him as a human. By the time he was twenty he had completely lost his ability to empathise, and to understand human social cues. On the rare occasion he actually wanted to take his human form Logan would find himself becoming frustrated and frightened by situations he no longer understood or recognised, and he could no longer see that his own loss of control had damaged his twin's mind as well.
The two brothers left their Mancunian home at the age of 22, both of them favouring their canid form over their human one. They travelled ever so slightly North, two playful coyotes often confused for dogs by humans, until they reached Killamarsh where they have since lived among the coyote community.
Despite his lack of desire to wear the face of a human Logan knew he would have to do soemthing to maintain his and his brother's existence. He began working odd jobs but found in time that his personality and disabilities did not allow for this, it was almost accidental that he came upon Zoanthrope Investigations and his acquiring of a job was perhaps a fluke. Logan happened to be wearing his coyote skin at the time, he had heard a commotion and the curiosity of the coyote had driven him to investigate. It was at this instant that Logan had spotted the man running away from what he suspected - from the distance he was at - to be police. With his dislike for large humans Logan took an immediate dislike to the running man and pursued him. Having caught the man, he found himself being praised by on lookers who immedately seemed to presume he was some kind of small German Shepherd. The police, who turned out to be ZI agents were not so easily fooled, and having been forced to return to his human form in a private room where they could talk; Logan was pursuaded to work for them in their Canine Unit.Involved In SOSS?:
Ask me later -grins-