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Strong Copper (Unicorn)(Ready)

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Name:

Strong Copper
Sex:

Male
Age: 

Stallion
Species:

Unicorn
Eye colour:

A lovely shade of light blue
Coat:

A pale yellow/orange color
Mane/Tail:

A dark Copper
Physique:

Strong Copper is a rather tall and lanky, standing taller than average, yet lacking bulk - something smaller yet stronger ponies could take advantage of. However, while he is clearly bookish in nature, the nature of his work has resulted in him being rather physically fit and quite nimble when the need arises. 
Residence:

Copper travels a lot due to the work that he does, but relatively recently he has settled down in the town of Ponyville. It's a good location that allows for relatively easy, quick transport to other parts of Equestria as required and it's location near the Everfree Forest ensures that there is generally something for him to do near home. 
Occupation:

Animal Control/Monster Hunter/Mercenary: Strong Copper's lot in life is to deal with the many situations that arise when the dangerous creatures that roam Equestria (both Mundane and Supernatural in nature) and pony kind meet. 
Cutie Mark:

A magnifying glass overlooking the footprint of some strange animal.
Unique Traits:

Underneath his hoodie jumper, Strong Copper's body is covered in a series of old scars and bite marks of various sizes and depths. While most of the smaller ones are harder to spot due to his coat growing to cover them (if improperly), the eye is drawn towards two large, claw like scars that run along his torso, simply to big for the coat to even attempt to grow over. 

 

Copper also has a surprisingly wide variety of spells in his play book, the vast majority of them being combative in nature. While many of them are designed more to stun or repel a target, there are a select few he rarely speaks of that are only brought out in situations were the threat is such that lethal force is required. 

 

History:

Born in Canterlot, Strong Copper was the youngest of four foals and the only colt in the family. Raised by loving parents who provided everything he needed to the best of their ability Strong Copper tried a number of things in his youth, ranging from working with machines to taking self defense classes of both a physical and magical nature. His passion seemed to lay in reading about history and mythology but no cutie mark graced his flank for his enthusiasm on the subjects.

 

Strong Copper came into his mark a bit later on in life when he left the safety of Canterlot's walls and traveled to visit a cousin that lived in Appleloosa. The frontier town had been under siege by a strange force that had been terrorizing the town without being directly seen in return; Despite the constant unearthly howls at night that kept everypony awake and on edge and the implied threat that it was just waiting for somepony to step out of sight of everyone else for just a moment to strike, Strong Copper managed to keep a cool head and called upon his knowledge of mythological creatures to discover that the creature terrorizing the town was a creature of fear and terror known as a Taraxippus.

 

Having exposed the creature's true nature, Strong Copper (With the help of his cousin) managed to convince several of the town's ponies to help him set up a trap for the Taraxippus after explaining to them in great detail what it was, what it did and how to stop it. While doubtful at first about using a plan that a blank flank adolscent had come up with the continued assistance of his cousin, the fact that they really were at their wits end and the young colt seemed to know what he was talking about managed to win over enough ponies to properly set up the trap. When the trap was sprung and the Taraxippus was safely contained within it, Strong Copper went into lecture mode as the town ponies gathered around to see what had been tormenting them during the night about what the creature was and helping to ease their fears of it by enlightening them to its true name and nature. It was sometime during this lecture that Strong Copper gained his cutie mark and his destiny reveled itself.

 

While he has been on several jobs over the course of his life so far that have taken him far and wide (including one job that required him to defend a ship from a Nuckelavee while traveling by boat, an act that required him to fight it to stall for time while a team of pegasi worked together to create enough rain clouds to drive it away), the one that Strong Copper considers the most dangerous was a manticore that had contacted rabies. The poor thing was too far gone and completely rabid by the time anyone had known about it or its aliment and after it mauled a pony whom was distracting it so that a small group of colts and fillies to escape from it's rampage when it attacked a settlement there was only one solution left... Copper has its tail mounted on one of his walls.

 

Strong Copper has three elder sisters named Copper Nickle, Jade Star and Swift Iron. Swift Iron is actually the only pegasus in the family and the sister Strong Copper is closest too. His parents love and support him but it is quite clear that they do not exactly approve of his dangerous life style.

 

Character Personality:

Copper has always been a lover of learning about history, myths and legends. Even as a young foal he loved listening to stories and as he grew older he could spend days binge reading any book that drew his attention at the time. He was also somewhat introverted and even as he grew up he preferred the peace and quiet of his own company over large gatherings or parties, but time has allowed him develop socially to the point where he can interact with others rather easily when he wants to. That said, while he might be somewhat shy and socially awkward at times, when someone takes the time to befriend him they'll have earned a friend for life.

 

Copper can be considered an incredibly brave pony; despite whatever fears and doubts that he might have about a situation, if lives are potentially at stake he will go forth and do everything he can to protect life and deal with the threat at hoof. He actually considers himself somewhat crazy because of his willingness to hunt down and if need be fight and deal with dangerous and/or supernatural monsters, but somepony has to do it and he is normally the only one that actually knows what the creature is, what it can do and if need be how to take it down as painlessly and as swiftly as possible.  

 

A guilty pleasure of Copper's is his love of conspiracy theories. While he recognizes that most of them are just completely insane, he likes to learn about them anyway because he gets a small kick out of them and occasionally some of them have a grain of truth to them. Occasionally he'll even make up one or two such theories himself, but to his credit he does his research so there is at least some degree of truth to his stories with the 'theories' part being logical dedication to fill in the gaps. 

 

He has taken the time to write down some of the information about the monsters and beasts he has seen or has heard about... he has even considered writing down some of his hunts as stories but to date he hasn't done so.

 

A romantic at heart, Strong Copper hasn't had the pleasure of meeting the mare of his dreams just yet. Maybe one day through...


Character Summary:

A bookish nerd from Canterlot who lives in Ponyville who's ended up as a monster hunter/ member of animal control who deals with the many nasty creatures who roam the world. An empathic stallion who has seen situations go really bad a number of times and has taken the lives of a number of beasts and creatures of both a mundane and supernatural nature.  commission__reading_an_ancient_tome_by_d

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Hi there! :D

 

I'm happy to assist you in getting your app approved! it's looking really great and your character is certainly interesting!

 

The only thing I would like to ask abut is the paragraph in "unique traits" about the theory about Celestia sacrificing students. I'm not sure if it fits to have that there as it doesn't really expand on the personality of your character. Can this either be tied in a bit better or be removed?

 

Other than that, I'm ready to approved ;) 

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Thank you for taking the time to look it over!

 

I took your advice and removed the section in question. I admit that the only reason I put it under 'Unique Traits' was because it didn't seem to fit anywhere else, but honestly it's better off without it.

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