Cullen B. Mosquito (a.k.a. Aedes albopictus) (He/Him)
"Remember, I am not responsible for any broken or defective merchandise. I'm a simple tradesman after all."Cullen is a shady traveling merchant that specializes in unconventional and rare goods found across the country. He is a vagabond that travels around by hitchhiking on human trains.
General Physical Condition
Physical AppearanceCullen is a tall, lanky figure with recognized easily by his long proboscis-like nose and a smile of sharp fangs. His skin is pale with black stripes on his limbs and abdomen similar to his Bug kin the Asian Tiger Mosquito. He has shaggy hair he keeps pulled back into a pony tail. While his hair is dark, several strands are a contrasting white. He has pink eyes, however one was severely damaged, causing a long scar across his eye and a hyphema full of hemolymph which turns it a mustard yellow. The eye is completely blind and fails to open fully.
AppearalCullen is most frequently seen wearing a pale yellow button down with maroon suspenders and trousers, very similar to how humans dress (circa 1920s). He's occasionally seen carrying around a large back full of miscellaneous items he intends to sell.
Morality & Philosophy
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Vices & Personality flaws
Towards Symon Cantillo
Symon meet's Cullen while looking for directions to Bug City and is stunned to meet another travelling salesman. He is initially admires Cullen's confidence and experience but slowly starts to realize he is an uncouth individual. However they need to board the train with him to get to mutant city. During their long trip Cullen grows more and more paranoid of Symon, eventually coming to the conclusion that he is an assassin come to kill him, and retaliates by attacking him with a knife and attempting to throw him off the moving train. Symon is saved when Ves knocks Cullen out, where they then find signs that he's been infected with Brain Spores, which caused his irrational behavior. Despite just being attacked, Symon insists they take Cullen to the city where he can get medical attention, which causes Cullen to freak out when he wakes. Eventually they are able to get him help and when he has a clear head again, thanks Symon for helping him and promises to help him get to the dock to Nawala Island.
Initially Symon only needed a guide to Bug City, but after learning how sick Cullen was, felt the need to help him despite how terrible of a person he was. For Cullen, it allowed him to trust someone for the first time in ages.
Commonalities & Shared Interests
Both Symon and Cullen have history with being traveling salesmen, which initially allows Symon to trust Cullen. Symon can also empathize with the difficulty and stress that comes with the job.
Before they even realized, Cullen and Lampry met when they were kids. Lampry was wondering the area looking for a new home and paused at the lake that Cullen lived in as a nymph. They had a breif talk about their lives; how Lampry had been traveling the human world for a while, and how Cullen wanted to see more of the world outside the lake. They hit it off and Lampry nicknamed him Cully, which inspired his chosen name after transitioning. They wouldn't meet again until years later, and they wouldn't recognize each other in their adult forms. Lampry immediately was interested in Cullen and would flirt with him, but he would not return his advances, as he still had his eye on Aressa. Later on, when Symon Cantillo and friends tried to save Cullen from his Brain Spores, Lampry was the only one in town to offer assistance, due to Cullen's bad reputation. When Cullen attempts to gain immortality with the Fossil Stone and turns into a monter, Lampry is the one who distracts them while Symon tries to undo the spell. He eventually talks him down, allowing him to turn back to normal. Lampry insists he'll take care of Cullen. They two catch up on their childhood exploits while Cullen recovers and end up dating by the time they meet up with Symon again.
Nicknames & Petnames
Lampry refers to Cullen as 'Cully' to this day.
Commonalities & Shared Interests
They both are infatuated with the human world and human life, and both had a desire to go out and experience all of it. They both have a love for night life and dream of success and fame.