-:|Themba|:- Nov 14, 2014 0:41:06 GMT
Post by Leto on Nov 14, 2014 0:41:06 GMT
(c) to me.
Species: Transvaal Lion.
Age: Young Adult.
Alignment: Chaotic Good.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual.
If there was one word that could be used to describe a Themba then submissive is what many would attribute to him. He’s a low spoken and usually quiet persona that rarely speaks unless spoken to. He acts humble and deferring in the presence of other people, almost everyone is received with respect, but even among other slaves he was never particularly talkative. Despite his broken and at times vulnerable demeanor he maintains a strong will and spirit, indeed those in his position have little choice in the matter. They must be strong in spirit and soul to survive amongst those that can turn on them at the any moment; Ieyashu bears the odd bruise and scars the only thing that silently marks his place in his Master’s society; as the lowest of the low.
Despite the brutal treatment he often received at the paws of his Master and others even other slaves, he knows the importance of his position and was proud, in a humble way of the sometimes unappreciated role he and other like him served for their Masters. The thought of there being anything else than this life was unthinkable to him; without his Master, he believed he was literally nothing. However things changed after he found himself separated from his Master and was taken in by a pride that not only opened his eyes but showed him there was something else beyond the life in chains he was leading; though those four months of happiness didn’t end well, and Themba has sworn to himself he would not speak of it to anyone.
When in the eyes of outsiders those like him suffer, he and others like him does typically not see it this way at all, particularly because they don’t know any better. Overall he’s an exceptionally compassionate and caring boy, this kindness could in theory extend even those that would do nothing but harm him; particularly if they’re hurt, and even if he doesn’t share the outright xenophobia present in the society which he was raised, he does not entirely trust strangers, even if he holds a sense of curiosity about other societies.
Though for all his kindness and humility he’s not without his scars; there’s no question that this guy is at least mentally a mere shadow of what he could've been. He suffers from mild PTSD; the symptoms display mostly through depression, apathy, and bouts of insomnia, it is the reason behind his silent and often withdrawn nature. Being practically raised as a bodyguard for his master, he can sometimes succumb to a blind protective instinct over those he has bonded with in some form or fashion should they be threatened or hurt, which can easily lead to him committing acts of both violence and horrific depravities towards those unlucky enough to get on his wrong side.
Themba hardly speaks of his past, simply because he cannot remember it, the fragments he do remember are so muddled and diffused that he can hardly make any sense of it. What the lion does know however is that he’s constantly hunted by the hirelings of a lion that seeks to retrieve him cost what it cost will; part of Themba is torn in relation with this lion who is his master, a part of him wants to return to him, yet another feels nothing but a primal sense of fear and desperation willing to use any means to avoid capture.
He knew he was a servant that’s about the only conclusive he has of his past, but he does not want to give up on his new found freedom; so he runs… and will keep on running, as he cannot stand against his Master on his own. For this reason the lion is always on the move, he rarely bonds with people having experienced one too many times how people he thought were friends turning on him whenever his Master catches up with him, and spills the beans of who Themba really is.
Even his name is not truly his own, but one granted by his master. He does not remember his real name, or even if he had a different name.
Theme Song: Fortysix & 2 by Tool
Voice Actor: James Norton