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The Lands Unknown

Nikkos Poplar (a.k.a. The Lands Unknown)

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Nikkos Poplar, the Lands Unknown. He bears an ability born from an intrinsic connection to nature and a blistering rage without an outlet. Born into a massive family of farmers, he grew rather well-acquainted to flora and fauna. Though, the Poplar family were exploited and impoverished which led to an immense hatred to be seeded into Nikkos. This direct exploitation was only ceased when a certain member of the Poplar family reached a tipping-point which resulted in an awakening of an ability and the subsequent injury and death of multiple people. Nikkos is often very kind and hospitable person with an innately optimistic view on people, believing in the best of them. Quite hardworking but humble, he's incredibly approachable meeting new people with the benefit of the doubt and a nurturing disposition. Despite this kindness, he's absolutely brutal towards people who pose any sort of danger towards anyone considered friend or family, completely willing to commit murder if necessary. The dissonance between these two facets of himself is often very jarring to those unbeknownst to the savagery Nikkos is capable of.
  Without his remnant, his ability is called "Overgrowth" and allows him to influence the growth of nearby plant-life. In application he can drastically accelerate the speed of which any flora can grow and the size they can attain. His remnant, Temujin, was born from a violent and almost overbearing love which has been intertwined with his deep-seeded and suppressed hatred.
 
Temujin, The Unconquered
The master of this remnant holds a deep love as well as writhing anger, the two becoming so intertwined that the master and remnant have nearly fused together. This remnant is an amalgam of tyrannical growth whose roots suffocate the earth and whose foliage overtakes the sky, with its pulsating womb it births hundreds of children with thousands of legs who swarm and devour anything that harms its brethren. If called upon recklessly, this land unknown will conquer the once familiar until all the world is overtaken by a love that can only be described as madness.
Temujin seems to lack an body independent of Nikkos but still carries a disturbing form. When Temujin is called upon Nikkos' body melts and deteriorates into a mass of viscous dark goo of moss, slime mold and small plant-life. This body seems to be very liquid-like and can be reshaped into other forms. Within the body is stored a series of crimson roots and branches which almost resemble veins and are used as make-shift appendages. This form is capable growing or depleting it's bio-mass to increase or decrease the size. This body also appears to be much larger from the inside as it houses a myriad of insects, arachnids and other arthropods, some of which of sizes that shouldn't fit inside the liquid body.
The unbound ability "Lands Unknown" allows for the rapidly develop and cultivation of the slime body as well as the many creatures living within, able to amass and manipulate large colonies of arthropod or grow individual ones to terrifying sizes. Some of the creatures don't even exist in nature and seem to be unique creations of this ability.
Style and Abilities

Nikkos is incredibly versatile and can potentially overpower anyone in the correct circumstances. When surrounded by other plant-life he can very quickly gain control over the area. He can somewhat direct how the plant-life being influenced is grown, crushing opponents under the its explosive strength. His abilities are only further enhanced when Temujin is summoned, able to then command his creatures while vastly improving bodily dexterity as it essentially liquefies. His insects can have very short life-spans and as such are undergoing evolutionary adaptations so quickly that Nikkos can direct it and create entirely new species is moments. Though he can create swarms of small insects, he's also capable of cultivating gargantuan insects who, with the hastened adaptation, can practically be customized. From parasitic to poisonous, any arthropod can emerge from his mold.

Nikkos's plant manipulation is rather limited and thus seldom employed by itself, often working in conjunction with Temujin. With Temujin, though the amount of insects is immense, they are still as frail as insects and if someone is able to dispatch large quantities of them at once, swarming an opponents becomes much more difficult. Nikkos is also not much of a strategic fighter, relying more so on brute force and his raw strength. Through his greatest weakness is toward temperature, as high or low enough ones can kill his swarms and plants very quickly, rendering him useless in areas of extreme cold or heat.

Physical Description

Special abilities

His Overgrowth ability can be very powerful but situational, if there is no flora to command, his ability becomes functionally useless. As such, the abilities of Temujin are used more while in combat. Nikkos doesn't need to melt his entire body to utilize Temujin but can partially melt, like liquefying an arm or leg to use its slime properties or deploy the insects. Nikkos also has limited control over his insects, able to order them and generally guide their actions, though still completely detached from him. Nikkos doesn't share any senses with his swarm nor can he issue complex commands. Instead whatever abilities that the insects utilize are tools for Nikkos, such as poisoning others with venomous centipedes or utilize webs created by any spiders, even achieving flight by projecting one of his insect's wings out of his back and having it fly.

Specialized Equipment

Nikkos' unique combat style revolves around a powerful defense with plants while overwhelming opponents with swarming insects from every angle. He often only allows Temujin to takeover a single limb or such instead of his entire body. Nikkos is rather barbaric with his ability, never pulling any punches. He can crush people to death with branches, have his insects devour their flesh to the bone and many other tactics that may very well kill his opponent. This relentless technique creates an effective defense and an inescapable offence.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

To provide for his friends, family and anyone in need of assistance

Likes & Dislikes

Favorite food is nearly any kind of meat while not being fond of vegetables.

Virtues & Personality perks

Always assumes the best of people and gives everyone a chance.
Naturally protective, hospitable and nurturing despite slight shyness towards his own social ineptitudes.

Vices & Personality flaws

Is nearly incapable of feeling remorse as he justifies his ruthless actions as a facet of his immense care and love.
Though uncommon, he can have bouts of blinding rage where all of his anger is released all at once usually in the form of violence.

Personality Quirks

Has a ravenous appetite, especially toward meat.

Hygiene

Through he cleans himself regularly, he is often found surrounded by insects

Relationships

The Lands Unknown

Close and endearing friend (Vital)

Towards The Hadopelagic

5
5

Frank


The Hadopelagic

Close friend he feels indebted to (Vital)

Towards The Lands Unknown

5
5

Honest


History

Myeru was able to help Nikkos' family and is basically considered another member of the Poplar family

The Lands Unknown

Scary friend

Towards The Nightmare Flame

4
4

The Nightmare Flame

Shy friend

Towards The Lands Unknown

4
4

History

Nikkos was introduced to Scarlet due to their status of remnant, and Scarlet finds him terrifying while Nikkos is completely oblivious to that fact.

The Lands Unknown

Interesting friend

Towards The Empress Code

3
4

The Empress Code

Cold friend

Towards The Lands Unknown

2
2

History

Though on well terms, Nikkos is intimidated by their difference of wealth

The Lands Unknown

Odd friend (Important)

Towards The Paradise Lost

3
4

Frank


The Paradise Lost

Odd friend (Important)

Towards The Lands Unknown

3
5

Frank


History

Both of them actually work together, helping improve each others creatures

Commonalities & Shared Interests

Both have an interest in insects

The Lands Unknown

Respected ally

Towards The Ceasless Predator

3
3

The Ceasless Predator

Respected ally

Towards The Lands Unknown

4
1

History

Nikkos is impressed by Tedric's power while they are impressed by Nikkos' brutality

The Abyssal Collector

Domineering Friend

Towards The Lands Unknown

2
-1

The Lands Unknown

Terrifying Friend

Towards The Abyssal Collector

4
4

History

Lavender acts confident and bossy in towards Nikkos but is secretly terrified of him

The Corrupted Matrix

Friend

Towards The Lands Unknown

3
1

The Lands Unknown

Creepy Friend

Towards The Corrupted Matrix

4
4

History

Though both on well-terms, Eassen finds Nikkos' power and temper frightening

The Ichor Stroke

Eccentric friend (Important)

Towards The Lands Unknown

4
4

The Lands Unknown

Supplier of live painting subjects (Important)

Towards The Ichor Stroke

4
3

History

Another friend due to their connection to Myeru, Nikkos finds Oda a bit weird but still enjoys his company and provides live specimens of flora for Oda when asked.

Wealth & Financial state

Not particularly wealthy
Alignment
Ruthless Good
Species
Conditions
Spouses
Siblings
Children
Gender
Male
Eyes
Amber
Hair
Red
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Sun tanned
Has the general disposition described by the quote
"Please be nice to my friends... or become the dirt I walk on"

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