Caleb pron: Kay-leb
Late teens-early twenties
manticore/chimera monster shapeshifter
Short (around 4 feet), stout, muscular, furry.
Very internal, distant. Doesn't like to get close to others, has a persistent fear of hurting them and losing control. Will help others if the occasion arrises, but topmost priority is generally keeping itself safe.
X-men fan character
naturally countertenor; able to shift voice
Capable of shapeshifting into any animal it learns. In order to learn the animal it has to study it; general method of studying is living with the animal. For animals that that's impossible for, i.e. dinosaurs, intense study is required and shifting may be much more difficult or impossible.
Shifting requires intense amounts of energy, and so a perfect shift is always more difficult. For this reason, Caleb is always more likely to shift halfway - i.e. a chimera. This requires much less energy. Perfect shifts are only necessary when it wants to hide 'in plain sight'. Animals it shifts more often will become easier to shift.
When it shifts an animal, the senses that animal has, as well as the mindset/instincts, are likely to carry over when it shifts back. For example, if Caleb shifts into a shark, it might sense and desire blood, as well as electrical flow, and not want to stop moving. The amount that this will occur depends on how strong the desire is in the animal it shifts; how often Caleb shifts this animal (the more it shifts, the less this will happen); and how pure the shift is (the less perfect the shift, the less this will happen).
He loves the domestic dog, crows, and dolphins especially.
Least favorite animal?
Ants, termites, most things with hive minds.
What element would they be?
Deadly sin that best represents them?
Not putting more effort into friendship when they were younger, and losing contact with those friends they did have.
Alone in their den.
None - had no one to look up to as a child.
Dream place to live?
They'd like to keep their den, but move it to a more remote part of the world like the countryside, near enough to civilization but not bustling with so many people.
Mode of transportation?
Usually shapeshifting, unless they're being discreet, then they'll use whatever is available.
Only whatever insects or arachnids hang out at his cave, since his is a pacifist and will not harm or even remove them.
Shapeshifting into something big and nasty, usually a bear.
Most appropriate TV trope(s)?
Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold; Cain and Abel; Reluctant Warrior;
How do they feel about love?
Has never understood it, mostly due to never receiving it.