As well as his analytical and brutal nature, SamJaz is an odd mix of meek and prideful. He knows he is skilled and intelligent, and can run rings around other people, but years of getting his ass handed to him due to his pride has ground the fact that arrogance costs lives. Most of his bravado is a facade, as he has found that if people see him as a brash, underhanded loudmouth, that they fail to realise how he's analysing them, constantly calculating.
Surprisingly, SamJaz is a religious man with a firm belief in God. Outside of battle or his business with Shadows, he is kind, considerate, willing to help and often goes out with members of his church to teach others.
SamJaz is also incredibly curious and headstrong, but hides most of this behind his many 'faces'. As a Wild Card and a Fool, he acts several different roles constantly, changing personalities like ties, always becoming whoever or whatever he needs to be in order to get the job done. Should he need to be a rolemodel, a white knight to inspire others, he will fight honourably to the end and claim moral superiority, but in the dark when it's just him and his enemy, he is not above any low tactic or usage of foul play in order to meet his goals. If his enemy draws a knife, he will smash a brick into his face and stab him in the leg. If his opponent draws a gun, he will summon the demons of hell to crush them. Should the enemy refuse to talk, he finds pain combined with the right questions, a careful ear and a close eye on the enemy's face often speaks volumes.
SamJaz is also a fan of music. A competent guitarist with a good musical ear. SamJaz thinks and fights better when listening to music, although it could be argued that a good beat merely gets the blood flowing and distracts the enemy. Despite his usual calm and calculating demeanour, SamJaz is sometimes prone to genuine bouts of giddiness induced mania, acting like a hyper-active child on a sugar-high for seemingly no reason at all other than the fact that he's genuinely hyper. His abilities are less consistent when he is in this state, but so far SamJaz has never fought while in this state, and violence or a serious situation will calm him down immediately.
To explain him by comparing him to fictional characters, SamJaz is a blend of Keima Katsuragi, Kamijo Touma, Simon the Digger, Light Yagami, and The Doctor.
PastSamJaz came from an alternate universe. Not much is known of this, other than he knew a person known only as Kumagawa to the Viceverse. Of Kumagawa, nothing is known other than that SamJaz considers him to be the epitome of malice, and the most evil human being possible. This person turned out to be Taylor Kumagawa, who has since attacked members of Kazi and Gekido.
What is known, however, was that this world was a dark place. SamJaz has confessed to having to level Scotland at one point in a battle. He makes references to events, such as The Troubles, the Islamo-Demonic War, and the Fall of Justice. He once led a battle against the Could've Been King and his Army of Neverwheres.
He also claims to have watched planet Earth burn.
During his talk with Maximus after helping Sabine resolve Sekir into Gilgamesh, SamJaz revealed a lot about his past.
In fact, while providing therapy for Sonata, Sabine, Blindside, Lancer and Nerx, SamJaz revealed a lot of snippets about his history, but this all came together when speaking to Maximus.
SamJaz was part of a city of schools to train children with superpowers, where he had the Imagine Breaker ability. Due to his nature and the power-mad mindset of the other children, SamJaz quickly became a skilled and experienced fighter. At one point, he awakened to his Persona abilities and gained access to the Velvet Room, and began to build Social Links with those around him.
He was part of a team, led by a girl named Saeko, who dealt with the dangerous teenagers with powers in this City. SamJaz had feelings for this girl, until she was killed by Taylor Kumagawa in a battle where he turned her power against her.
After Saeko's death, Taylor instigated a gang war, since he himself was unable to die, nor take any life due to his ability, Saeko being the only one who met the right conditions for him to be successful. Eventually, SamJaz quelled the violence, until Taylor destroyed the Dome of the Rock with his own Persona abilities, instigating a war between the power-users and the Islam faith, and eventually between the power-users and the rest of the human race, who labelled the power-users as Demons. Thus began the Islamo-Demonic war, and World War III.
The violence ended in 2010. The Power-users gained control of the American continents, and the rest of the human race lived in the rest of the world.
In 2011, during peace talks between the Power-users and the normals, Taylor opened up a demonic array and unleashed hell upon the Earth, in an event known as the Fall of Justice.
Humans and Power-users fought together against Taylor and his legion of true demons. SamJaz himself led soldiers against the Could've Been King and his army of Neverwheres, amongst other battles.
Eventually, SamJaz levelled Scotland in a final attack to destroy Taylor for good. This put him in a coma for seven days, but Taylor revived himself four days before SamJaz awoke, and when SamJaz returned, there were ten-thousand survivors, all were driven too insane to be considered human.
Enraged, SamJaz himself hunted down and killed every last person on the planet, eventually setting the world ablaze and leaving that universe, coming to the Viceverse for a new haven.
Despite sharing the name of the Eva series of NGE, his final Persona resembles nothing like the artificial humans, but rather a manifestation of Evangelion's true meaning: Gospel, or Speaking the Truth.
Having no eyes, but a mouth that shines light when opened, Evangelion is the power of SamJaz's resolve to fight for a world that has been completely and utterly destroyed. As such, Evangelion awakened SamJaz to the full potential of another ability he had neglected: Spiral Power.
Now, SamJaz bears great control over his own Evolutionary Force made manifest, a leaving gift from Saeko, and he combines this with the contradictory power to limit human progression with Imagine Breaker to achieve new heights. He is currently locked in combat with Taylor, and it is unknown when he will return.
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It is theorised, however, that he did keep some of the more subtle abilities that he claims to have lost, despite the obvious risk this poses.
SamJaz rested from the battle for a few days before vanishing for several months in order to learn how to make the most of his present circumstances.
The Imagine Breaker can be used to cancel out active effects on his body, such as possession, debuffs, curses, etc, but it won't work to negate the natural consequences IE he can put himself out if he's on fire by magical means using his right hand, but the Imagine Breaker won't remove the burns.
After meeting Newdeath at a party, SamJaz's Imagine Breaker was extended into both hands, and he was given the power to deactivate his Imagine Breaker at will. On top of this, his luck has returned to standard everyday human level. This makes him even more dangerous than before, although this also makes him more ruthless and risk-taking than before.
He can only summon one Personae at a time. Switching Persona banishes any active Persona he has already summoned. As he switches Persona, his stats, IE Strength, magic, agility, toughness, etc changes accordingly, as well as any elemental resistances or weaknesses. Once he has changed Persona, he cannot change again for a few seconds, but once he can change Persona again, he can do it instantaneously.
Having faced himself, he is capable of using screens of various types to enter the Hollow Forest, preferably Television Screens, and with his Velvet Key, he can access the Velvet Room in any convenient corridor or corner should he so require.
SamJaz wears glasses due to his shortsightedness. As such, he wears them into battle. These glasses have also been adapted to allow easier vision within the Hollow Forest within the world inside human hearts. However, removing his glasses distorts SamJaz's vision and focus, allowing him to view his opponent's Psyche and intent more clearly. His insight into his opponents Psyche, with glasses or without, almost give off the effect of precognition, or mind reading. This is not the case, and it is more like a spider-sense in function. He is aware of souls and psyches around him, of their Arcana, and of their emotional intent. This usually allows him deeper insight into someone's behaviour, as well as a split-second prediction on attacks.
His Personae are manifestations of his psyche, and as such, his emotions fuel their power. Switching between Personae can also help SamJaz control his emotions, but SamJaz's emotional state affect his Personae much more.
If he is in a panic, it is difficult for him to gather the focus needed to create a Persona card to summon with. When angered, his Persona hit harder and faster. When he is overcome with fear, his power often halves.
Equipment He carries a fire axe with a four ft handle as a weapon. The last twelve inches of the handle is the grip of a shortsword with a three ft blade, to which the axe is a scabbard.
The handle/scabbard is made of rowan wood, which has weak but effective magic draining capabilities. The Titanium blades are also resistant to magnetism and magic, although these are not enough to act as complete nullifiers to magic, merely dampeners. Smacking an arcane magic user with rowan will do severe damage in most cases, however.
He carries his axe in a loose strap on his back, though he prefers to carry it.
He also sometimes carries a Bolter, or a Boltgun, into battle. This is a rapid-fire grenade launcher that fires armour-piercing .75 calibre explosive rounds called Bolts. However, this gun is roughly the size of a small child, so he understandably rarely uses this weapon that exists only for killing something beyond the point of regeneration.
He wears a dark suit with a white shirt and a red tie usually, though he occasionally switches this up, but this is his preferred appearance. While this does not serve well as armour, SamJaz mostly relies on his Persona's abilities to defend him. He keeps the Spiral Core on his person, as well as a Leatherman Multitool, although that would rarely be used in battle. He has also acquired a piece of Psychic Paper, which fools whoever it is shown to into believing whatever Cover SamJaz claims to be under. This is not effective to those of strong mental strength or know of his true identity or of any previous identities. Any false identity created through the Psychic Paper will hold firm in the target's mind unless thoroughly disproven by someone not under the influence of the Psychic Paper.