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A run-of-the-mill member of Homeworld's Expeditionary Force. Though not exceptional in any field, he functions welly as a multipurpose engineer, combatant, and scout. His speed, above all else, is his primary advantage.
Topaz is not one who tends to stick out. He stands at a fairly intimidating 8'8", colored Golden and Yellow, head-to-toe, but, his overall presence is diminished, by his overtly lanky stature. His posture is, by no means exceptional, with his obscenely long legs, spindly limbs, and appendages, he can be unappealing, at times, considering the smile he wears around when he ceases to be alone. His common attire has remained relatively unchanged; A pair of rectangular glasses lay upon his nose, with an eyepatch slung underneath the lens of his left eye. A bleak tan shirt accompanies an overshadowing Lab Coat over his shoulders, reaching down past his calves, a pair of dim black trousers covering his legs, to the browned Boots he wears, tucked slightly under them, and laced thoroughly.
Topaz is a man with little left to find enjoyment in, for the most part. He can come off as bland, bleak, and boring, in conversation, often accompanying his sentences with meek chuckles, and avoiding eye-contact to some degree. He, of course, is just as excitable as any other Gem, do not be fooled, as he is rather unhesitant to volunteer himself to whatever might provide entertainment. To put it bluntly, he's attention-starved. As an older being, he can't always find the right words, and the right ways, to enter himself into situations, though he's never been known as shy.
Topaz is, as are most Gems, proficient over most species when it comes down to armed and unarmed melee combat: his weapon of choice, or lack thereof, an enormous Ten-Foot Halberd, With enough weight behind it to smash the guard of, and, disable, most humanoid targets with direct blows from the edge. It's tipped with a brilliantly sharp point, useful for puncturing the armor of enemies, and poking distant opponents, when the blade is too unwieldy, or too time consuming. Its primary focus is to keep targets at bay, and far from the range of their own assault. It carries with it a mild duration of time required to draw the weight back, which can, at times, leave him open to blows. For this reason, he often supplements himself with sidearms to help with more narrow situations, that don't call for a weapon fit for giant-slaying.
Topaz' primary attribute; his speed. By far, what he utilizes most in combat, is an advantage in mobility over his opponent, a prowess in evading attacks being useful to his slender frame, of which is easily shattered during a brawl. Firearms and Melee weapons alike, both do considerable damage to him, on successful hits, and thus, this is critical to his survival. It can, on occasion, also aid in fleeing from an area rapidly.
A secondary ability that comes into play with his aforementioned dextrous speed, Topaz is able to very temporarily avoid all oncoming sources of physical harm, with a simple quickstep, so long as they don't utilize a concussive wave, or explosively energetic release of any sort. Hence the name, Blinking, as his physical form flickers throughout evasion. The time in which he's able to remain invulnerable lasts less than half of a second, and drops lower with each consecutive move, until the ability is null. This is, roughly, three times in a row. The distance he's able to move is around three meters, before having to catch himself, or topple.
Topaz, as a con of his resourcefulness, and skill in combat, is relatively fragile in comparison to other Gems. He's knocked down far easier than most his size, and is rather easy to rag-doll into buildings, and debris, due to a lack of weight. Added onto the fact that he wears often no protection, He makes for an easy target when attacked from behind, or from afar, be it by a marksman, or fully-fledged artillery.
Topaz is, By far, One of the oldest Characters on the wiki, with more than four incarnations, and two years of active use. He was originally formed in May, of 2015.
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