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Roleplay Type: WoE


Name: Distant Lightning


Sex: Male


Age: Stallion


Species: Pegasus


Eye colour: Storm Grey


Coat: Brown Turmeric, black underbelly, gold speckling.


Mane/Tail: Crimson


Physique: Lithe

 

Lightning is lithe, body rather thin, built for aerial feats. His larger than usual wings hang at his sides, providing him with balance when he trots about. On his left eye he wears a monocle, which hangs from a chain that is pierced into his ear. His left eye became damaged after a scuffle at a young age, which never healed properly. He has a long, flowing mane, the crest of it kept in a fauxhawk style, while his bangs hang over his right side. He has a black underbelly with a bit of gold speckling toward his back thighs which resemble the gold speckling of his wings. His rump has a pin of decorative feathers that often, comically, pops off when he is spooked. His fetlock are rather fluffy and a patch of feathers at the shoulder of his wings tend to puff up when he is angry.

 

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His wings are deep turmeric at the arms, draining into a deep gold that is soaked in fiery orange. The undersides of his wings are orange with gold speckling of down feathers, much resembling a fire.


Residence: Saddle Arabia, Ponyville

 

Born in Saddle Arabia his family home is here. He has procured a home in Ponyville with his special somepony, but is a registered member of the Storm family in Saddle Arabia.


Occupation: Scholar of Cultural Anthropology

 

Cultural Anthropology is the study of other cultures. He had become interested in other cultures when his sister became sick. Learning of other ponies and beings that existed in the world intrigued him. With his sister's encouragement he took to traveling to deepen his studies.

 

Cutie Mark: Grey Cloud, Three Descending Bolts meeting at the center, the end points of the left and right bolt facing in towards the center bolt.

 


Unique Traits:

 

Large Wings: Large wings aide in the ponys ability to generate lightning from his clouds without stomping on them with his hooves. They allow long distant flight, spending much of his time gliding, but due to their size he is limited in the aerial acrobatics he can partake in.

 

Namesake: Distant Lightning is capable of stirring up thunderstorms from a distance rather than needing to be on his cloud to do so. His larger than usual wings clap strongly, allowing this feat.

 

History:

 

On a dark and stormy night twin foals were born to a mare by the name of Night Wind and a stallion known as Torrential Storm. It was a difficult birth for Night Wind. To her were born a rambunctious pair of foals that were the pride of their tribe. With manes as red as fire and wings that glittered with clay, sand, and sun... they were seen as oddities compared to their Saddle Arabian neighbors.

 

The twins were born to the Storm Family, a respected bloodline from Saddle Arabia. Their tribe had migrated to Saddle Arabia many generations ago and were often known to create artists and entertainers. They were once a nomadic tribe which eventually settled amongst the philosophically advanced culture. 

 

Because of their position as artists and entertainers, the family was able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. They often times saw to the weather management that was vital to the survival of the desert horses, but never strayed far from their duties on the stage and in theater. While some were raised as government officials, others were given permission to participate in academic studies and even fewer: the military. The family was very strict. Thunder and Lightning were raised to be entertainers, in part due to the tri-colored wings. They were seen as the perfect subjects for the stage and aerial dancing, or even serving as court jesters. They would not be allowed to decide their roles in life. They were larger than most of their kind, but not by much, though it was still enough to make them a little awkward and targets of bullying amongst younger peers.

 

The Twins were very close, as twins were wont to do. Separating them was a fight. They were often set apart as it became so problematic that it was better just leaving them together. Thunder was the older sister. She was born first, but had been the last the cry. Lightning was the younger brother, born last and always the first to tears. They were raised with strict, binding rules, as were the generations before them.

 

Colts did not cry, and fillies did not spit. The twins were stubborn and would often corrected or disciplined. Thunder was weak, many feeling her blustering was due to her weaker body. Though, in truth, it was something more sinister than that. Their grandfather, who was the current head of house, felt the current punishment techniques were unsuitable to train the young ones. Thunder was the ringleader to the pair and her actions always did to sent the young colt into mutiny against the elders' attempt at discipline.

 

Thunder was often sent outside on the cold desert nights to separate her from Lightning for extra training. The pair would remain close even if all that disbarred them was a thin sheet of glass, making the attempt at separation pointless, though it did keep them quiet. Thunder eventually developed pneumonia from a cold that would normally be easily be healed from and ended up hospitalized. Thereafter she was often hospitalized and was unable to continue her training as an entertainer. Lightning was devastated. He was an asocial colt, only ever participating in activities Thunder did. He never understood why the adults didn't help Thunder. She and the colt never slept alone so, throughout her sickness they were forced to sleep apart, but Lightning crept into the room she was quarantined in or ran away to the hospital when she was too ill for the busy family to tend to.

 

The colt became increasingly withdrawn. He secluded himself as Thunder was their confidence and he their caution. With naught but despair after his sister's constant state if sickness, he lost the desire to continue his training. Afraid of what others may say or think of their bloodline Lightning was sent to study at Flight School. The colt developed post traumatic stress disorder and would often lock up when encouraged to perform. Thunder had always been the one to encourage him to participate with others do being forced to act before crowds would shock him. Bullying from his peers through way of mocking insults led to his removal from Flight School under the pretense of a wing disorder. His larger wings were said to make it difficult for him to use weather magic. Eventually even Lightning came to believe this. He was put into the Academy. His grandfather secured a position for him through an old friend. There he studied, becoming interested in the different cultures of ponies around the world. He wrote many theories and wrote up research on how the many cultures developed. He would visit Thunder to tell her of all the different ponies in the world, that she could never meet as she was too sick to travel. At Thunder's encouragement, and her own desire to see the world through his eyes, she asked him to travel. 

 

In doing so he would travel to Equestria, as relations seemed to be fostering between Saddle Arabia and the nation of the Alicorn sisters, he would had a much easier time receiving a grant to do so. There he would come across a gang of ruffians who hassled a young pegasus mare. The group traveled for a while, eventually parting ways, but he would follow the mare, having falling in love with her. He afforded a home with her in Ponyville and continues his studies, frequently traveling back to Saddle Arabia to show Thunder all that he has learned.

 

 

Character Personality:

 

Lightning is well mannered, polite. His arrogance comes from ancient family traditions and a rich history that gives him a sense of privilege. His weakened self-esteem is bolstered by his association with his noble house, allowing him to show pride. Sometimes this pride seems to mock and appear pretentious, but the fear of rejection fuels him to overblow his experiences and appear self-centered. He is a warm, caring pony but is a bit of a flirt with much anypony that passes his way. While his eyes are only for his special somepony he cannot help but talk his way into a pony's trust.

 

He can be a bit of a bookpony, obsessively driving toward knowledge, especially of other and unique cultures, which often time leads him, and his partner, into troublesome situations and deep, dank caves that nopony should be. He can become ecstatic over certain subjects and fly off chattering about them without notice of social cues indicating he should stop.


Character Summary:

 

A scholar that loves to learn and travel, he is a bit of a coward and easily spooked by responsibility. Driven by a desire to share the world with his sister and make happy his life partner, the pegasus often went above and beyond duty to try and show off or give. He is easily done in by compliments, his self-esteem in the pooper. Even still he can be brave when the situation calls for it, capable of using his weather magic when he is not scared stiff by duty.

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RainbowFoxxy    449

Hi! This app looks great! I just have a couple clarifications before sending it on for second review.

 

When he claps his wings, is the wind from his wings causing the lightening? Not emitting the lightening from his wings correct? It's fine for him to have weather magic I just want to make sure it stays within the bounds of pegasi weather magic.

 

This character isn't a horse correct? He is a pegasi pony? It's fine for his family to be horses and for him to be born of horses however, it goes outside the lines of WoE to have a pegasus horse.

 

Lastly, pegasi ponies in the show are never seen with tail feathers. I would like to ask you if this can be removed to make this character fit in with the FiM slice of life realm. 

 

Once these have been addressed I'll be happy to move this along for you ;) 

Edited by RainbowFoxxy

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RexDraco    313

1. Yes wind from his wings hit the cloud, caused from the wing clap, making the cloud bump and spark instead of having to sit on his cloud and stomp it.

 

2. Pegasus pony, yes. I obtained conformation from helpers and such that he can be a citizen, but is a pony, pega.

 

3. Alright. It is mostly artistic as some pegasus, in mythology and some fanon, that pegasui have tail feathers. I shall change it to a cosmetic decoration so I do not need to redraw his art. A pin of feathers like jewelry. 

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RainbowFoxxy    449

Ok :) Sounds good! I'll recommend this one for second review!

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Just a bit of clarification before I stamp this: your character summary is a little confusing, given that he's "afraid of responsibility," but also "goes above and beyond the call of duty."  Should we take that to mean that he excels in any task he puts upon himself, while any tasks or expectations put on him by others intimidate him?

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RexDraco    313

You are correct! Expectations of others terrify him, but he is pig-headed on tasks he sets upon by his own will.

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Bellosh    1,573

OC application moved back by owner's request for revision purposes.

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Bellosh    1,573

How's progress on this app coming along? :)

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RexDraco    313

Soon. Was getting the art redone and have to check over for typos still and take out the broken links.

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RexDraco    313

Complete. Broken images replaced/erased. New image posted. Unique traits adjusted.

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Bellosh    1,573

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