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O-2
         

Rooster / The Observant

O-2
“When I was young, a bird would come to my house everyday. This bird picked just me to tell me how much it hated everyone, every little thing people did, and also how much it hated me. This is how I learned my trade, and my hate. :D” — O-2

Art by, Myeth [Robocoon]

Part of the Notail collection

Emblem by Obedaiya
  • Strength-3
  • Intelligence-10
  • Charisma-15
  • Endurance-5
  • Agility-5
  • Luck-5

Age: Unknown / Appears 25 years
Height: 5'3 ft
Species: Notail

Job: Notail Leader of the H-class and J-class
Likes: Relaxing, Meditating, Hating the gods, Taking notes, O-10, O-9
Dislikes: Birds, The gods, Randomly hates things for no reason and that's horrifying
Notable contributions: O-2 is the leader of the H-erbalist and J-udicial class. O-2 controls the press, but never uses this power except for his own means. O-2 is the second in command for the O-classes and makes sure all the O-classes are doing their jobs correctly. If not, well, he'll handle it.

Traits
[Patient] Neutral trait
This character is willing to wait things out or is less affected by aggression. This character tends to be a tad more tolerant of others but not by much, even this character has their limit on what they’ll be able to take.
[Vitiligo] Neutral trait
This character has the piebaldism equivalent of their species.
[Persuasive] Positive trait
This character not only has a way with words but people are ready and willing to listen. This trait means this character has a better chance when trying to convince a character to do a deed. Sometimes this character might even be willing to convince others to do things they'd never even consider before.
[Calming Presence] Positive trait
This character has an effect on other characters ranging from calming the aggressive and adversarial drives of other organic beings, producing a slight euphoric feeling, producing a sense of trust, or slight sedation.
[Humorous] Positive trait
This character likes making jokes and doing funny things. They greatly entertain others and make them laugh, raising morale.
[Observant] Positive trait
This character notices things far quicker than most other types of characters. They are more likely to make observations about hidden passageways or certain special objects. They overall make better judgements than others.
[Unforgiving] Negative trait
This character very easily holds a grudge and almost never forgives. If this character feels that they have been wronged, they will seek out revenge. It’s very difficult for others to work with this character once they have a grudge.
[Manipulative] Negative trait
This character will, if given the chance, take advantage of a character for their own gain. This character is likely to tell others to do things that help themselves but not the person being told to do the action. Manipulative highly lowers the morale and may lower the sanity of a character if it happens too much.


Original Creator: Gimeurcookie


Physical Description

The shortest member of the O-class, O-2 only makes himself smaller by the way he leans in on the spear he carries at all times and slouches on it. The small simple patch on O-2's shirt that denotes him as the fabled step leader of the O-classes seems like a joke. O-2 simply does not look like a leader at all, but it's him, O-2 in all of his grace.

O-2 is almost always in tourist gear. Flowers may be wrapped around his neck, and his shirt and pants nearly always showing images of waves or beaches. Those are his favorite, he'll mention. He doesn't seem to ever wear typical notail apparel, and that's because he knows that looking like a notail intimates people. Wearing clothes that most notails shy away from makes other people trust him more. He enjoys any trust he can get. Typically seen in sandals he can be found in shoes and other footwear on rare occasions.

O-2 is very dark, meant for location where the sun is out in full power for much of the day. O-2 has a short mane of brown hair, sometimes in a rather bit of mess. One thing of notice is that O-2 has vitiligo on one side of his body, causing him to have blotches of light skin. Many would assume that this only trails his arm, but if O-2 takes off his shirt both the right side of his chest and back have these spots as well. There was one point where O-2 would get treatment for his vitiligo, but now he shows an extreme lack of care, it's a part of him, and as he says "It's just skin anyway."

O-2's mask is white, but can also be in black on rare days when the random mood strikes him. Some days he doesn't even put on his mask. Those days, he says, everyone looks to the floor to avoid his face in politeness. No one mentions a thing because he's an O-class, he gets to do what he wants when he wants. He has offhandedly remarked that this is a strange of state of existence, but he supposes it is his. The mask of O-2 is of a bird, though the type is hard to tell. A grin curls upwards into the eye of the mask, full of teeth. "Birds don't have teeth." is what they tell me, says O-2. He thinks they do.

Personality & Traits

O-2 has two modes, and two modes only, and yet it is impossible to tell which is which until it's too late. Almost all of the time, O-2 is relaxed and chilled out. As he comments, "Most of the time, I'm just a visitor to this plain of existence. I'm just here to take in everything." And taking in everything is what O-2 does.

O-2 does not forget. O-2 has what he calls a videographic memory. He remembers everything that has ever happened around him, seemingly down to the last detail. This claim can seem very flimsy, after all when in a conversation with O-2, asking him a question about something going on normally ends in a "Huh?" from O-2, but this is not the case. While he seems lost in conversations that he's in when relaxed, it seems to be simply because he has dissociated from it all. He's not apart of the meeting going on. He doesn't exist as the body in the room known as O-2. He is like a ghost watching it all, a ghost who has been snapped back into reality and is simply surprised that someone noticed him.

But we can tell you first hand, that just because it doesn't seem like he's listening. Doesn't mean he isn't. He remembers. He remembers everything. Especially the mistakes.

O-2 would never use the mistakes anyone makes against them, when he's relaxed. His other mode is known as his "grounded" mode. When he no longer feels like a floating consciousness and instead feels entrapped in his own body. Forced to interact with the world on a level that is strange to him, he becomes highly manipulative and aggressive. Every other O-class feels at least a bit of fear in their hearts when O-2 is grounded. All of them. This is when O-2 doesn't go with the flow and just agree to everything the others say, if anything this is when he refuses to listen. Demanding that things go his way, and they go that way now. It's either listen to him or end up in a limbo meeting, all parties unable to submit.

He gets worse outside of dealing with the other O-classes when grounded, for when grounded he has a dirty habit of black mailing others. Looking for info on high officials of other species and even his own, and bringing them down. Most of the time it's because this official has done one small thing to O-2 or his species in the past, something they may have even forgotten about, but O-2 hasn't. O-2 will attempt to bring the person down, sometimes by cropping quotes, taking things out of context, and even embellishing a few of their statements, and then slapping it on the news. O-2 doesn't even bother with warning the person most of the time or offering them a way out in return for his demands being met.

He just topples their tower under them. They wake up in the morning only to be met with statements they said years ago being twisted into cruel words, and the people no longer willing to trust them. Many times O-2 has a motive for this, such as the person attempting to mess with notail order. Sometimes, it's just because he wants to see someone he dislikes torn down. These bouts of being grounded don't tend to last more than a month, and are highly infrequent, at once a year at most. It's for the best that it's this way. "You'll have to excuse me but I must call out nonsense and injustice when I do return to the land. I have to destroy symbols of hate with just that." - A statement O-2 asked to be included.

The O-2 most people will meet, is something akin to the typical "hippy," a person who spends most of their time relaxing and coming up with strange ideas that no one in the right mind would use. When not working, and he normally isn't working even if he should be, he can sometimes be seen partaking in recreational drugs. This has lead to the rumor that O-2 is only grounded when not on these recreational drugs. Here's an official statement from O-2 on that. "That's not how this works. That's not have anything works." And indeed, O-2 is sober for most of his dissociation period, as well as he can be seen rolling a joint even when grounded.

Though he might be much nicer, and in fact attracts many friends with his charm, it's important to note that O-2 is very manipulative even when calm. He is known for drawing conversations into being about himself to distract from other points, or causally making comments he knows will make the other person uncomfortable to get them to back down. We are currently unsure if O-2 is fully aware of this, but calling it out doesn't tend to get much response other than him saying he realizes the issue, and making a vague comment about how he’ll think about working on it soon. After that, it never comes up again.

History

"I didn't have any memories, until that bird came into my life. Everyday it'd come into my room and complain right away. It saw people doing things it didn't like, and it complained. It didn't get something it wanted, and it complained. Worse of all was when the bird saw things I didn't do correct. Those complaints were the worse. The way the bird spoke, didn't make me want to fix what I did wrong, it just made me want to leave my mortal coil. I would do just that later, but while I was there, with that bird squawking day and out about hate, I had learned to hate as well.

I used what the bird used on me to make my way through this all. Everything I learned I learned from that bird. The Poetnix. A horrible creature. It is a being of wisdom but it only teaches you to hate others, how to toy with peoples emotions to get what you want. The bird in my house was that bird. That god. I hate that bird. I hate every bird." - O-2 on his early life. He asked that we replace what we wrote with his words. We cannot refuse such a request.

"I learned early in my life to kill birds. All birds. All birds were agents of the Poetnix. The bird who came to my house told me this and I have no reason to not believe it. I wouldn't kill any big birds, just small ones on the trees. I cared so much and I still do now. I was pushed out and let out into the wild, like all notails. Freedom. Finally. As an H-class my only task was to live off the land and that's what I did. I lived off the land, and the people willing to listen. I did nothing but relax and be free, and one day, I was just free from myself. Free like the wind.

I was pushed out of the woods, it was required. People called me the laziest notail they've ever seen. I agree. They kept handing me to bigger and harder bosses, those who would keep me in check is what they said, but none of them were as bad as that bird. It became a challenge among the people. Who could scare this H-class to work? Up and up the ladder they went, but I kept doing whatever I wanted. I'd come in late, I'd leave early, I'd sleep at work, no one could control me. I feared none of their threats. What could they do to me? Kill me. I don't exist on this plane anymore, I'm just following my body for kicks." - O-2 on his path through the woods and early adulthood. He asked for this too to be replaced. Refusal was not an option we'd consider.

"They brought me to O-2. No one could refuse what O-2 wanted they said. I didn't care before, and I didn't care now. O-2 tried and tried and tried. O-2 spoke to me in harsh words. I said a few things back sometimes, and then I'd leave to go home. I was relaxing at home when it happened. They entered my house. They told me I killed O-2. I said, no, I have never placed my hands on O-2, please just leave me alone. They told me you don't need to put your hands on a person to kill them and that I had done just that.

So that's how it works.

Now I am O-2 and I get to decide what the people do. All attention is on the person who doesn't even exist. My first demand was a holiday." - O-2 had requested that he'd also write the final section, leaving none of it to us. With what he could do, saying no would be like death.

Special

Notail control: As an O-class O-2 has been implanted with the ability to communicate with notails from far distances by using other notails. As second in command though, O-2 has more power. O-2 is able to mentally control their every movement if he wanted to. In fact O-2 can give commands to a wide group of notails, transmitting it much like an O-classes message.

With this O-2 can summon a planet of notails to his location to ready for a fight, but instead he rather use this power on small groups of notails to get them to hang with him at the beach. O-2 states he has never used this power in his grounded state, but with how quicklly newspapers about certain people are written, printed, and delivered seems to imply otherwise.

Trivia

• O-2 asked us if he could put commentary from himself into his entry. We would be mad to disallow it.

• O-2 most commonly does :D, but also in extremely rare cases does TuT, there seems to be a pattern to when this happens but nailing down what causes it has quite a line of theories.

• O-2's capture creatures are two ancient leviathans that have lived for thousands of years, being passed down from O-2 to O-2. The leviathans now live in a large lake on O-2's planet. The leviathans are mostly harmless to notails and even allow notails to get on them to relax as they swim on top of the surface. Their names are Claw and Neon but which one was named which seems to be lost to time.

• The matriarch class is most famously known for taking care of young notails, preparing them for their tests, as well as teaching them what they need to know for life. Notails of this class tend to have masks that look like birds.

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