-Name: Poko (also known as ‘Devil’s Cat’)
-Class & Species:Bakeneko
-Height/Weight: Humanoid Height: 5’0; Demon Height: 2’4
•Enhanced vision, especially in darker lighting
• Immune to most poisons and miasma; Can still be affected, but it takes the form of a small cold.
•Reanimation- Ability to reanimate corpses, although he has yet to learn how to properly control them. They can sometimes go on rampages, so Poko keeps this ability on a downlow.
•Fireballs - Summons fireballs from the palms of his hands. These fireballs act almost ghostly, being able to warp through walls or manipulated in any way Poko pleases. Because he is still young, Poko sometimes uncontrollably launches fireballs due to a bad temper.
•Flammable Tail - Like a match, the tip of his tail can ignite a small flame that can set fire to anything it touches.
-Partner Aids: Assistant to his lord, Nobuo
Sassy | Hardworking | Childish | Coy | Sensitive | Perceptive
Poko is a very prissy housecat that maintains a tough demeanor as a way to portray how grown up he is. He doesn’t like being told what to do, although he’ll do it anyway and make sure whatever he was told to do is perfect. Despite his attitude, he can be very and friendly to other he trusts, but always very rude to those he doesn’t like.
-Strengths & Weaknesses
-Food (Can eat 3x his size, and enjoys it)
As a young kitten who lived on a farm, Poko was bred to for one thing and one thing only; to live out his life catching mice. Adopted by an elderly couple who wanted to settle down, they brought Poko to their manor in order for him to have a carefree life. It was simple, living out his years just to catch mice. But it had become boring and uneventful as soon as the elderly couple passed away, leaving the manor for Poko for years.
Poko continued to catch mice just as he was bred to, and eventually he reached the age to where he would become a Bakeneko, only to live a hundred more years in the abandoned residence. Eventually, Poko grew tired of the constant game of cat and mouse, and felt the need to do whatever he wanted. Usually, the bakeneko would scare away wanderers who thought it was a good idea to peek into the manor. At night, Poko went into villages and play tricks on unsuspecting humans, living the life of a child that really never grew up.
One festival night, Poko snuck into a village where families of all sizes joined together in order to celebrate a good year of harvest. He took this moment to snatch a kid and possess his body. At first, all was well until the family realized their son had been acting much differently ever since the festival. In their moment of fear, they sold Poko to a brothel.
It took years, almost a decade, for Poko to break out of the brothel and onto his way of freedom. That was, until a group of drunken samurai attacked him on an open road and beat him almost to death. He screamed for help until his voice gave out, fought until his arm and leg were broken. When the samurai left him to die, a passerby with long, silver hair had rescued him, bringing him to his temple and tending to his wounds. He called himself Nobuo, and told Poko that if he had wanted, he could stay with him. Nobuo would give him shelter, protection, food, and everything he desired if he promised to stay by his side and aid him in his work of being a Guardian. It wasn’t a plea, more like a command for saving the Bakeneko’s pathetic life. But Poko couldn’t refuse; he had no where to go, he was weak and demons would pray on him like a bug. So, he had agreed to follow Nobuo to the ends of the earth, much to his dismay.
Now, Poko trains under Nobuo, perfecting his technique of casting and manipulating fire. He travels with Nobuo wherever he goes, helps around with the temple (Mainly giving orders to servants and helpers.) He is the Guardian’s right hand man, and even looks up to him as a fatherly figure.
-Poko has a nasty temper
-He acts like he’s a slave to Nobuo, but in reality he loves serving him due to Nobuo’s kind heart.
-His humanoid forms looks around 15 years old. It stopped aging the moment Poko possessed it.
-The red markings on Poko’s arms and legs is from paint. He does this in order to represent the lord he serves under. ( It was completely voluntary. Poko likes Nobuo that much.)
-When no one is around, Poko likes to sleep on Nobuo’s lap-He made Nobuo swear to never tell anyone how much of a softy he is. Nobuo agreed happily.