HEY! This lil shit got a promotion.Basic InformationName:
5'7'' (he still stands on his toes to appear 5'9'')Species:
Hybrid between a shadowmancer and a trakAcademic InformationTeaches:
He loves his department, and by extension tends to love the students that take classes in it, under one condition - that they actually try. He's extremely paitent with students that are in fact doing his assignments, even if they're not successful. However, if someone isn't trying, he's not above mocking them publically, kicking them out of a class, or shifting into them with a potion and wrecking their social life as a punishment for slacking off.Personal Information Likes:
researching (he's very excited to be able to read what's in the teachers only section of the library!), creepy stories, gloves, challenging others and establishing himself as an alpha, getting into fights or just sparring with someone, well-used blankets, swimming, swing music and ballroom dancing, having his ears played with or tweaked, cloaks and trenchcoasts (he's very rarely seen in anything that isn't a cloak).Dislikes:
getting dirty, his clothing getting wet, his skin color, anyone being rough with his hands or arms, shoes and socks, being ordered to do something, people nagging him to eat or drink, loud noises, being touched or poked at by strangers, salt water.Fears:
being stuck in small, enclosed places, especially things like bottles when he's in his smoke form, heights (not that he'd admit it), his alterego (Minty), amnesia or losing his memories, blindnessGoals:
Getting students interested and proficient in potions and learning to shapeshift properly without the use of potions (he's handicapped by genetics and years of laziness)Personality:
As a brand new teacher, Helmy is still trying to figure out how his social life is going to work, and being used to student life, he tends to hang out in the dorms like he's been used to doing. He's very approachable and friendly and is more than happy to drop whatever he's doing to give a little potions instruction to anyone who needs help. As an authority figure, he's much less snappy and unconfident than he was as a student, which has led to a lot less aggressive displays. He still has a preference for passive and friendly people, though he'll call someone out on being a dick and won't tolerate a student challenging him. His hair-trigger temper has been improving lately, and he's less likely to fight with someone now that he feels that he's earned his way to respect.
Anyone who undermines his knowledge, strength, or agency is bound to encounter his nastier side. He can be very, very aggressive and violent when feeling particularly dominant. Whenever he fails, he tends to hide away for a while to soothe his hurt ego, but when he emerges he's really no different than he was before and behaves as if the failure never happened. He takes anti-anxiety medicine that he brews himself to curb some of his anxiety-driven aggression. It helps, though he's become addicted to it, and it's unknown how he'd react if he were unable to obtain it.
Minty, his alterego, is a very strong presence in him. Technically, Helmy and Minty are not at all separate but two facets of the same person, and sometimes they refer to each other as one being, but usually they behave as if the other is separate. Minty is very manipulative and cruel. He's masochistic and likes cutting himself up, but he's taken a newfound liking to ripping other people open too, or finding their insecurities and shredding those verbally until they're nothing but a crying mess. He doesn't actively try to kill himself anymore--he realizes that it's so much more fun to torture the people who love him--but he's not unwilling to risk death for the shock value.History:
Helmy grew up in Hiems Mansion for a good portion of his life. He came to Otherworlde at age sixteen and immediately started working toward earning a degree in potions. His academic record has always been spotless with straight fives, and he held the title of most experienced student for the entire four years he attended. He had considered branching out and taking other classes after graduation, but was more than happy to take up position of head professor of the potions department. His history is full of painful experiences -- such as being tormented and abandoned by family members, losing friends like flies dropping in pesticide, being sexually assaulted, and tortured numerous times -- but he'd prefer not to talk about them.Misc. Information:
His depth perception is poor and he has trouble catching or dodging objects thrown at him unless they're gently lobbed.
He writes his day down in a hidden diary.
He can breathe underwater, but his lungs don't extract as much oxygen and he can get very tired easily.
His ears tend to tip off his emotions, and are very mobile. They can rotate, twitch back, tilt forward, tremble, and fold completely against his head. They also turn dark when he's blushing.
He requires an obscene amount of rest, something he's rather unhappy about (about ten hours a night). He tries forcing himself awake earlier and it doesn't help, he's practically zombified if he's woken up abruptly.
He will NOT let anyone use their magic or powers on him. And he will raise hell if anyone does it anyway.
He has seasonal allergies, and it annoys the hell out of him.
His waist is an erogenous zone, and he doesn't like people touching him there
His blood is black, so he blushes gray.
He has really good hearing due to the satellite ears. Loud noises are painful for him though, and sometimes he can be distracted by what he's hearing around him.
He really loves it when someone plays with his ears, though he doesn't like anything obstructing or touching the inside of his ear
He loves getting into tickle fights but loses pretty much all of them
He's a rather cuddly individual and likes being close with his friends. If in need of comfort or warmth, he makes an excellent cuddling partner (and his body temperature runs about 103 degrees).
Minty has a tendency to rip his stitched eye open, so Helmy constantly has to get it repaired and re-stitched. It got infected when he was 14 and he had to have the whole eye removed, so there's nothing but a socket under it.Quotes
"Shut your whore mouth."
"I don't know what this potion does, but drink it and hope you don't die."
"Hell is being trapped here in this room with me FOREVER. And I'll likely change to smoke often, so you'll probably get lung cancer in your afterlife."
"Oh, that's funny, implying that I'd be a good friend to you... WRONG. I'm just here to laugh at your misfortunes and failures and roll around in amusement when you end up failing all your medicine classes."Relationships
Finds annoying or stupid, and not in a good way
Enjoys harassing/making fun of
Most other people he either doesn't care much about, or they're already out of his life.