Name: Wild Gambit
Species: Pegasus Pony
Coat Color: Rich, dark reddish brown, around #2C0600
Mane/Tail/Markings Color & Style: Auburn mane, around 6F0B00, with a single, long streak of black. The style of the tail is long and sleek, well groomed. The mane is somewhat shorter, but sleek and shiny. It stands up in the air due to styling, and has a single curl at the front, where it droops slightly. (see Picture)
He has an interesting marking, in very dark brown, almost black, that runs across the top of his head, and down his back. (See Picture for details) This dark colouring can also be seen on his wingtips in stripes. There's a rumor in his family that his grandfather on his mother's side was a zebra, and is thus the reason for his markings, but he never actually managed to get the truth on the matter, since it is apparently something of a family scandal.
Eye Color: A pleasantly dark red.
Cutie Mark: A pair of dice, with not numbers on them like normal dice, but card suits. If you want his full (long) cutie mark story of how he got his, see the following spoiler dropdown. It's not a spoiler of any kind, I just thought I would make it optional.
Physique: He's medium sized for a stallion, not particularly large or small, and athletic, strong in the leg, but not particularly over-muscled.
Origin: Las Pegasus
Occupation: Previously, his career was as a professional slacker, gambler and smooth talker. This is not exactly an occupation as such, and due to some interesting circumstances, he has had to stop this life of amusement for a more serious career, he has not succeeded in finding one yet... but prior to those circumstances arising, this was what he spent his time doing. Now... he is something of a traveller.
Motivation: Finding a new purpose for his previously meaningless life. (See character summary for details.
Likes: (optional) Games involving dice and cards, not for the gambling, simply for the thrill of not knowing the outcome. He always carries a lucky coin in his saddlebags as he travels, and when he cannot decide which path to take, he flips it, making his mind up on the toss of the coin. He has also developed a liking for seeing new things and places now.
Dislikes: (optional) Dishonesty. Cheating, not playing fair.
Character Summary: He has always lived an easy life, a blessed life, with all the creature comforts, due to the wealth of his family. However, as time passed and he grew older, he grew bored of having absolutely everything. It was true, he loved the card and dice games, they were his calling in life... and the realisation of such was the moment that he received his cutie mark... but the gambling was just an unnecessary attachment that he did not love in the same way that his parents had. Just a year ago,, his father (Rogue Gambit) was taken ill, and died shortly afterwards, having lived a life of gambling and pleasures. In Wild's eyes though... it was little more than a hollow, wasted life, without any real genuine purpose, and he, from that moment, set his heart upon finding a real meaning and purpose. He left Las Pegasus, and began his journey across equestria.
So far, he has visited a number of places, and is taking his travelling nice and slow, mixing walking and flying a good amount. As much as his natural instinct as a pegasus demands that he fly, he does actually want to take the process at a reasonable speed... he knows that if he rushes, the way he feels instinctively obliged to, he shall not take the time to think and discover everything he wishes to.
In terms of who he is, he's a fun loving sort, who is always up for whatever challenge someone will set for him, whether to win or lose, is adores the game itself... from proper games, to physical sports, he just loves to play. Outside this though, he is somewhat serious, and hard to read, and finds it hard to properly trust other ponies unless he has known them for a long time. He's quite intelligent, and very competitive, but when it comes to a pinch, he's reliable, and will always keep his word. He is also prone to helping out those in need, even if they have nothing to offer in return, because he is trying to change himself to being a better pony than he was before.
He is looking for somewhere to settle, but has been unable to find much in the way of permanent work... he's a hard and honest worker, but people do not seem to want to trust him long term because his cutie mark is not exactly one of hard work and honesty. However, he is not for a moment ashamed of it. To him, it is a mark of his true calling, and he does not regret for even a moment getting it. He will keep seeking permanent employment with optimism and hope for a new future.
He gets along with money in terms of a small allowance his family sends him as he informs them of his whereabouts in Equestria. He is still in contact with his family, and they are not angry with him for his decision, they fully support him, and are as loving as they ever were. He writes letters to them from all over Equestria, and if he is staying in a town for a few weeks, he lets them know, so that they can send him his allowance. It is his money by legal right, rather than an allowance, but he made a request that his mother only let him have a certain amount over time, so that even if he slips up, he cannot go back to his old, indulgent ways of life. He also helps make ends meet by working any part time jobs people have... delivery, heavy lifting, cart pulling... just a bit of whatever work he can find, always idly hoping that someone will have a permanent job they are willing to hire him for.
[[Apparently this image has been showing up very dark on certain user's screens, as such, if requested, I shall upload a paled version of it]]
Edited by WildGambit, 18 July 2012 - 02:27 PM.