Claude Sokolovich Volkov
26 (Birthday: November 17, 1989)
Клод Соколович Волков, Dæmon
November 17, 1989
Genderqueer, androgynous, he/him, they/them
Kenji, Yuki, Maribelle
Dark brown wavy hair, shoulder length
Around 175 cm, fairly tanned, dark grey eyes
Multiple piercings and a few tattoos, various scars from different assignments
Usually has scabs on his bottom lip because he bites it a lot
There's very little hair on his body and the bits that do grow, he shaves off
Very off stand-ish towards people
Doesn't trust easily and treats almost everyone basically the same way
Doesn't ever appear to have any strong emotions towards things
Makes few acquaintances, though contrary to his outward appearance and actions, and cares deeply about them and doesn't like it when he can't see them
Asexual, panromantic, polygamous
Like Jonathan Higgs... When he's singing I suppose it's like Fedor Skuntsevy's (Федор Скунцевы). He's pretty quiet and his voice is a little bit raspy. He's an alto but can sing tenor...
France, early 1990's to early 2000's
Japan, late 2000's to whenever I feel like ending the story
Claude was born to a middle class French/Chechen family in France consisting of his mother, father, and paternal grandfather. His mother and father both held stable jobs but his father's workplace suddenly went bankrupt one year, leaving him jobless. Things were fine for the first few years, but then Claude's parents weren't able to pay back certain bills and started acquiring major debts. Around the same time, Claude's grandfather died from old age, adding to the stress, problems, and debt. It became so bad that they decided to run away from the debts and flee the country. Somehow, (idk how) something happened where Claude became lost and was unable to follow his parents, causing them to leave him behind lest they be caught.
Claude, not knowing what to do, returned to his home only to narrowly escape being taken in by child services. He wandered the streets of Paris as a homeless child and spent a few months living this way before a man named Misha found him and picked him up.
Misha then raised Claude as if he were his own child, though he was the head of a gang so Claude also became part of it. A young college student named Kenji visited from time to time to talk to Misha and brought pastries he made, causing Claude to become very attached to him. When Claude was about 16 he was allowed to take part in the gang's activities outside of the household and participated in training as a hitman while also continuing regular schooling.
One day an attack was launched on Misha's home, killing him and most everyone else from the gang that was there. Claude was at school at the time and came home to see police so he immediately left for Kenji's apartment. Kenji allowed him to stay with him but was bound to return to Japan soon. He offered for Claude to come live with him and continue schooling there. Claude agreed and they have paperwork sorted out and whatnot.
Claude finished schooling in Japan and also continues learning to be a hitman under Kenji's father's gang. Claude also attended college in Japan, majoring in business and accounting so that Kenji would be able to have someone useful to him if he planned to succeed the gang. It turned out he both did and didn't; he created a company named SE Corp. dealing with international trade and loans on the surface but it also dealt with the underground and black market. Kenji was president and founder of the company and Claude was co-founder and Kenji's bodyguard as well as secretary. Kenji was leader of the underground company, CORPSE, for a while but decided to step down and remain simply president of SE while overlooking the other. Claude became the company's hitman.
He works in CORPSE under the name Dæmon as a hitman
That's pretty much it so far
Likes: sweets, colourful things, his knives, cleaning, watching over Kenji, sleeping, cicadas
Dislikes: citrus fruits, extreme goth, ganguro, loudness, mosquitoes, obnoxious emoticons
Claude is dating Kenji, Yuki, and Maribelle
Does your character collect anything?
Kind of clothing?
Dark jeans and collared shirts. Combat boots or dress shoes.
Going to a carnival with his parents and getting lost.
Red-spotted purple butterfly
Least favorite animal?
What element would they be?
Deadly sin that best represents them?
Which animal would they be?
Box jellyfish (chironex yamaguchii) or blue-ringed octopus
Socioeconomic level as a child?
Average. Then low.
Playing music, singing, dancing
Special skills / talents?
Killing, sneaking in/out of places, being quiet
If he does, he doesn't show it
His grandfather's home in Chechnya or the pres' office
Misha and his grandfather (they both died early, I don't think that they're good at being role models...)
Cherries jubilee, Gâteau Savarin, crème caramel
Russian Folk Tales (collected by Alexander Afanasyev)
Dream place to live?
His grandfather's house
Mode of transportation?
Walking, bus, armored bulletproof car
He has a tank of moon jellies
Knives, blades, things he can slice or stab with.
Cinnamon and dark chocolate
How do they feel about love?
He likes it
Least favorite color?
Where they live now?
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Makes a living by?
Killing people, guarding Kenji
Jung Personality Type?
Fears or phobias?
Being hated by someone close to him.
Race, ethnicity and nationality?
European, French, half white(?), half black. His father was a French born Chechen and his grandfather born and raised in Chechnya. His mother was a black Frenchwoman. (tbh still kinda deciding on this, might change a bunch but he's always gonna be black somewhere, that's smth i've decided)
Music they listen to?
Lezghinka, ballads, classical
Biting his lip (sometimes all the way through), not caring what people do to him, doing everything someone says.
Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?
Non-religious, maybe atheist or agnostic. Likes the idea of reincarnation but believes that nothing happens after death.
Kind of student if they attend/were to attend school? (e.g. class clown, straight A)
Quiet; average grades; doesn't stick out; possibly bullied, even though he can defend himself, doesn't retaliate and doesn't let other people know about his strength; kills criminals in his spare time or something I don't know
He once got himself arrested on purpose and willingly became the lover of a shut call in the prison for the sake of a job. Also, Claude never really understood that sex is considered a fairly intimate action and regards it more as a...hobby? (wrong word but idk) Because of that, he's extremely unguarded when it comes to his body and doesn't have much of a like or dislike for it.
What ONE item would they take to an uninhabited island?
What or who inspired you to create them?
I wrote a 1000 character short-story about an assassin who broke in a house and killed someone. Then I decided to make it a oneshot. And then decided to make him an actual character.
Most important person in their life
Misha. But then he died. So, Kenji.
A small knife that Misha gave to him
When did you create this character?
2010? I think? 2011?
What was your character like as a child?
Playful and energetic. Always happy...
What (if they can) does your character eat?
Nutrient/vitamin supplements. Cocoa with cinnamon. Sweets. He likes to sit in bakeries and just taste pastries all day. But he doesn't like the act of eating all that much.
What is something other people assume about your character?
That he's emotionless. I get confused about him sometimes, but he's a really sensitive person.
Do they like the name they were given?
Not really... But he doesn't really care enough to bother with it.
Flipping his knife, biting his lip, picking at the skin around his nails, repeatedly scratching his skin
Pain... Sort of... It lets him know he's alive, so he's always doing things that gets him hurt. I guess it can be considered an addiction.
French, Chechen, Russian, Japanese, English, Chinese (his Japanese is a bit muddled and so is his Russian... he'll accidentally slip in French or Chechen if he's not thinking too much or if he doesn't know the word. He learned some English in school, but only conversational level. His Chinese is extremely limited and can speak mostly only on business-related affairs.)
Earrings, piercings, and whatnots
Have they ever wanted to commit suicide?
He thought about it a couple of times
His grandfather, Misha, Kenji, Yukimura
As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up?
First kiss? (when and with whom)
Kenji was drunk after a business meeting one night, confessed, kissed him, then blacked out.
Glass half full or half empty?
Belief in an afterlife?
Not really, but he gets confused whenever he thinks about it.
Views on gambling, lying, killing, etc...?
He doesn't care that much
Do they stand up for what they believe in?
How much do they value money?
Because he didn't have money for a while when he was younger, he wouldn't spend any when he started earning money. But after a few years he relaxed into it and now has enough money that he doesn't have to care about the amount he spends.
Wants to get married?
He doesn't care but he would if someone told him to.
Wants to have kids, raise a family?
He likes kids but feels that he doesn't know how to take care of them and he's worried he'd accidentally kill them somehow
What's their one big kink?
He doesn't exactly have any kinks, but he likes being touched and held a lot
Passive, agressive, or defensive?
Extremely, extremely passive
Cat or dog person?
Is there one fictional character (print/stage/screen) you could compare them to?
Maybe Fumichi from Nichijousahan bi
Is their name a pun of anything?
No but his first name was my grandfather's name...
Anyone they really hate?
How has their look/design changed over time?
He used to look really super young and wear wigs all the time, but then I realized he should be older, and then his hair actually became curly instead of wig-ified. He also used to be super pale, but I decided to make him more tan and then recently I was like fuck it and made him black.
Most traumatic experience?
Misha dying in front of him.
What brings them the most joy?
Are they ticklish?
Yes. He's extremely sensitive, especially around his sides
Do they play any instruments?
Donskoy ryley, pondar, violin
Important people in their life
His grandfather, Kenji, Misha, Yuki
Kuro (Japanese pronunciation of Claude is sort of like kuroodo so his colleagues [are they colleagues???] were sort of joking around and nicknamed him Kuro)
Would they dare kill someone?
He does it for a job
Body modifications? (Piercings, implants, tattoos etc.)
Piercings: double center in his tongue; in each ear there are three lobes, multiple helix's, an industrial, and a conch; both nipples are pierced; a Prince Albert and two frenums; a bridge piercing. Tattoo: a blue-ringed octopus covering his right shoulder, part of his arm, and his back. Kenji's name is slipped in there somehow... He has more tattoos but I havent thought of what they'd look like yet.
Can they speak any accents?
He's got a French accent. That's about it.