Léonide Ryo Dufay-Montaigne (AKA the Magic Knight)
Date of Birth:
3 September 1791
Leonide has long black hair with a series of bangs in the front of his head. The black hair has some purple highlights in the front of it as well. Alexandre has sea blue eyes and a pale, almost feminine complextion. Leonide is fairly plain and skinny in appearance. He also has a white tail, a common feature among genomes. The reason for his white tail despite his black hair is due to him dying his hair black.
In terms of attire, Leonide prefers wearing all black. His attire consists of a black short-sleeved cotton shirt, with the sleeves extending to his elbows, black long pants made of leather, and black shoes. Leonide also wears a combat breastplate as well, allowing him to protect from flintlock muskets and certain rifles. He also wears the breastplate to hide other feminine features such as breasts.
The Magic Knight is well mannered and generally level-headed figure who strides to uphold his duties to his country. Leonide generally refers to himself as a male despite having both male and female features, and despite such tolerance for those of his particular conditions. Despite this, the Magic Knight can be made rather uncomfortable with attention in the romantic aspect and is largely naieve to love and relationships, the sole exception being his doting behavior towards his younger sister Cerise.
In battle, Leonide remains calm and collected, rarely letting his emotions get to him, though if he is enraged he is not willing to stop until the person is dead or he is restrained. He is respectful of people above his station as well as those will great skill in battle, and is not above respecting his opponent. Because he follows the code of knighthood, he often pledges to defend the weak and aid them whenever they require it.
As a Red Mage, Leonide is capable of performing Black Magic, learned from the Black Mages, however because of his balanced focus between Black, White and other elemental magics, as well as swordplay, his skill in the field is not as diverse.
-Fire: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a minor Fire Spell.
-Fira: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a moderate Fire Spell.
-Blizzard: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a minor Ice Spell.
-Blizzara: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a moderate Ice Spell.
-Thunder: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a minor Lightning Spell.
-Thundara: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a moderate Lightning Spell.
-Bio: Strikes an enemy/enemies with a non-elemental spell capable of dealing Poison to an enemy.
-Sleep: Uses powerful magic to indue a target to fall into a deep sleep.
Leonide is also capable of performing White Magic. As is the case with Black Magic, his abilities in this field of Magic is not as diverse.
-Cure: Heals minor cuts, bruises and injuries to the target.
-Cura: Heals moderate cuts, bruises, and injuries to the target.
-Panacea: Uses magic to cure all Poisonous ailments on a target.
-Silence: Uses a powerful magic to silence a target, preventing him/her/it from speaking.
-Protect: Creates a barrier that protects the target from physical attacks.
-Life: Uses magic to resusitate an unconscious target and recover minor injuries.
-Mini: Uses powerful magic to shrink the target to a size dependent on how much exposure to the spell. Can also be used to return the target to their regular size. Targets minied also reduces strength and physical defense in proportion to how much the target has shrunk.
-Confuse: Uses a powerful magic to instill confusion to a target.
-Elemental Augmentation and Elemental Shield:
Leonide has a special ability that allows for him to utilize the four natural elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire. He can use this ability to augment his blade with one of the four elements, thus allowing him to deal elemental damage with his blades. He can also create shields made of the various elements that would allow him to defend himself from magical attacks.
-Earth-Elemental: The Earth Element allows Leonide to damage opponents with Powerful Earth-elemental Physical Attacks. The Earth-Elemental Shield can absorb Earth-Elemental Attacks, as well as cancel out All but the most powerful Attacks, except for Wind, Holy and Shadow-elemental Attacks. Wind-elemental Attacks are the shield's weak spot.
-Fire-Elemental: The Fire Element allows Leonide to damage opponents with Fierce Fire-elemental Physical Attacks. The Fire-Elemental Shield can absorb Fire-elemental attacks, as well as cancel out Lightning and Ice-elemental Attacks. Water-elemental Attacks are the shield's weak spot.
-Wind-Elemental: The Wind Element allows Leonide to damage opponents with Swift Wind-elemental Physical Attacks. The Wind-Elemental Shield can absorb Wind-Elemental Attacks, as well as cancel out Fire, Lightning and Ice-elemental Attacks. Earth Elemental-Attacks are the shield Weak Spot.
-Water-Elemental: The Water Element allows Leonide to damage opponents with Flowing Water-elemental Physical Attacks. The Water-Elemental Shield can absorb Water-Elemental Attacks, as well as cancel out Ice, Wind and Lightning-elemental Elemental Attacks. Fire-elemental Attacks are the shield's weak spot.
Leonide's Trance allows him to charges his blade with all four elements at once, creating a brilliant white light along his blade. He can also create waves of energy from his blade, up to four of any one element at one.
His weapon of choice is his rapier, known as the "Joyeuse." it is a silver-colored blade shape in the form of a rapier. Magic Knight, in addition to using magic from his hands, can infuse any of the four elements with his blade (Red for Fire, Blue for Water, Green for Wind and Orange for Earth), granting the blade unique characteristics and abilities.
In addition to this, he is also trained in the use of flintlock pistols, though he seldom uses them in battle.
History: (to be continued)
Leonide was born in Bran Bal, in Terra. His birth was most unusual, as he was part of an experiment conducted by Garland, conceived before he was even an embryo. Through genetic alterations, Leonide was made a Hermaphrodite, having both male and female reproductive organs. But like most Genomes at the time, did not seem to feel different. Like his brethren, his focus was dedicated to the restoration of Terra, but was cut short with Kuja's destruction of Terra and the relocation of his race to the Black Mage Village in Gaia. The subsequent Terran Spring brought souls to the Terran Genomes, and Leonide would soon become, in a way, self-aware.
Leonide would spend his time exploring the world from his home village. Where he would come to terms and help raise her sister, Cerise. It is also there that he would get a taste of learning Black Magic from the Black Mages. Both of them eventually became one of the first travelers to head to Oeilvert with Mikoto.