Name: Magnus Pariah
Birthday: March 30th
Hair Colour: Creamy blonde
Eye Colour: Blue originally, now red
Eloise Pariah (mother)
James Pariah (father)
Dave Bryers (uncle, mothers side)
Mabel Bryers (aunt, mothers side)
Personality: On the outside he appears as a perfectly well-mannered gentleman. His charming smile and handsome looks are able to win over even the most difficult of people and he’s all too willing to help those in need. Get past all that, however, and you’ll discover this friendliness is a mere façade, and the real Magnus is far, far from kind. Cold, calculating and cruel would be better words to describe him. He spends a lot of his time alone and there are days when his temper is uncontrollable and he’ll lash out at both anything and anyone. Then there are days when he’s almost lethargic in appearance, wallowing in silence with a glass of red wine in his study. These are the days when it’s safest to be around him.
Powers (Demon Side): When in his demon form, Pariah has two main powers. The first is the ability to travel through shadows, allowing him to traverse the mansion in seconds and giving his prey very little chance of escape. The second is the mass of shadowy black tentacles he can spawn from his back. They can move with enough speed to stab cleanly through someone and can also grab people or objects. The only problem is that they also feel pain and if you chop one off it's gone for good.
Bio: Magnus was born as the only child of Eloise and James Pariah, a wealthy couple who owned a grand estate in a very well-off neighbourhood. He was a shy child, preferring to stay in his room and read instead of playing with the other children, and this shyness followed him all the way to adulthood. All that changed, however, on his 25th birthday, when his parents threw a large party against his wishes and invited most of the neighbourhood to attend.
Forced to mingle, Magnus met the girl of his dreams in petite, blonde haired Enya Cassidy. She found his shyness endearing and the two instantly hit off. Sweet and cheerful, Enya brought about a much needed change in Magnus, coaxing him out of his shell and building his confidence. The pair fell madly in love and, one year later, they were engaged to be married. And it was at this happiest of times that everything fell apart.
Enya fell ill. Though it was mild at first, her symptoms soon worsened and she was rushed into hospital where the diagnosis was grim. Stress and worry started to make Magnus sick too, so he took to the bar and made a new friend in alcohol, often drinking himself into a stupor just to escape it all. It was while he was at this bar one night that he received a heart-breaking phone call. Enya would not last the night and wished to say goodbye. Magnus arrived at the hospital just in time to fulfil her request. Taking his hand in her own she thanked him for all the wonderful times they’d shared, promised she'd love him forever and then quietly passed away.
Magnus fell into a deep, dark pit of despair after that. He shunned family and friends, barely ate or drank, and gradually began to fade into a mere shell of a man. And then, one day, he emerged from his room and announced to his family he was moving. He’d bought a rather gloomy mansion in the hills, far from anyone. His parents protested but there was no stopping him and he left only a couple days afterward.
What they didn’t realise is that he took Enya with him.
All that time he’d shut himself away he had obsessed over getting her back, and now he believed he had a way of making it happen. Driven mad with grief, he turned to dark magic and initiated a ritual for returning the dead to life. Unfortunately something went wrong, and though Enya did indeed return she was nothing more than a grey skinned, blank eyed vegetable, devoid of her soul and any thought or feeling. Her voice was as monotonous as a robot, her free will gone.
Caught in the backlash of out of control black magic, Magnus also suffered changes. His, however, were far more demonic. Red eyed, his fingers bent like claws, teeth razor sharp like a shark and large bat-like wings protruding from his back, he was now a monster with an insatiable appetite for blood and souls. He committed his first murder that night – striking down a hiker walking past his home.
Now, in the present day, Magnus has learned to shift between his human and demon forms, though he is unable to hide the red of his eyes. Enya is his pretty little puppet, working as a maid and welcoming weary travellers to the mansion with the promise of a free room for the night. By morning, a storm has always come around, forcing them to stay another night. And by the second morning they have forgotten they were even going anywhere.
It varies how long Magnus will toy with them, but eventually he claims their souls for himself, turning them into permanent residents of his home. He has lost all contact with his family and former friends and in private he is viciously cruel to Enya, both physically and emotionally, because he dearly misses the girl she once was and loathes the creature she has become.
She never screams or cries (she is incapable of that) and the residents never question it when a new bruise or wound appears on her ghastly flesh. Because, despite no longer having a soul, they are different in that they can still feel pain.
And nobody wants to feel the wrath of Lord Pariah.