What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence—moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty how "democracy" (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient Dictatorships, and by the same methods? You remember how one of the Greek Dictators (they called them "tyrants" then) sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of corn, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of any stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser, or better, or more famous, or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level; all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus tyrants could practise, in a sense, "democracy". But now "democracy" can do the same work without any other tyranny than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks.
— Screwtape, Screwtape Proposes a Toast
Age: His fake ID says 37
Appearance Age: 18, but can appear old by dropping the smile and not shaving, and looks even younger with his hair short.
Avatar Appearance: Shorter than average height, dark hair, dark eyes, maybe Slovenian/Korean mix? Uncanny smile.
Origin of Power:
[ PHYSICS DEFYING INSANITY ]
[ CRIPPLING WEAKNESS ]
- Ag: 0
- Du: 0
- EP: 0
- FS: 0
- In: 1
- MS: 0
- Sp: 0
- St: 0
- Sr: 0
All Fiction, Book Maker, Screw Loose
Bio: Taylor is a loser. He is a world-class loser, and that is what makes him so dangerous. He cannot be intimidated, because he's already been through worse than whatever you can throw at him. He cannot lose hope, because he never believed in himself in the first place. He's not afraid of failure, because failure is the norm. He in inhumanly unlucky, to the point where he has never won a single sporting event or passed an educational exam. Taylor tried hard, but the common comment on his school reports was 'needs to try harder'. He studied in school, but not enough to get the grade. He socialised, but not enough to actually make any friends. He was always one to stand up to bullies, and always got beaten up because of it. He would then attack in less direct ways, destroying his targets morally, socially, emotionally and even intellectually, but this usually resulted in his peers distancing themselves even further from him, completely the opposite of what shounen jump told him would happen if he stood up to bullies.
Eventually, he came to a realisation that the elite got everything in life. If you are strong, you can beat those you stand up to. If you have friends, you can succeed in life. If you're good looking and kind, that girl will like you. If you can work hard, you can achieve anything.
And these doctrines sickened Taylor to the stomach, because he wasn't strong like Goku. He had no friends, like Naruto. He wasn't good looking or kind like Junpei, and he wasn't gifted to work hard like Kenichi.
He was a loser, an absolute failure.
Deciding that he would never win, Taylor devoted himself to the goal of tearing down the elite. Although Taylor a great deal of talent, charisma, bravery and loyalty, he strongly believes himself to be weak, stupid, hateful scum, and never aims to be victorious because of it. What Taylor does is operate in such a way that failure gets him what he wants, and everyone else's victory is hollow.
Because Taylor is not cool, or strong, or just, or beautiful, or cute, or pretty, he wants to beat the cool, strong, just, beautiful, cute, and pretty people. He believes that since he wasn't blessed with talent, even though he's stupid and has a bad personality, bad grades, is misguided and a good for nothing, he wants to beat the talented, smart, likeable, overachieving people. He wants to beat those with friends when he can't have friends. he wants to beat the people who work hard when he can't work hard. He wants to beat the the victorious people when he can't win. He wants to beat the happy people when he's miserable. Even if he's hated, even if he's despised, even if he's useless, he wants to prove that he's better than the the so-called 'main characters'.
He is, as I'm sure you have figured out by now, quite insane. His twisted view on reality leaves him with little rationale, other than his cunning intellect when tearing people down. One would say that he was a few screws short of a tool set, except that his combat technique would prove that analogy to be very incorrect.
Taylor's records claim that he is heir to the throne of Spain, that he was born in China, is of African descent, and he fought on both sides of the Korean War. He also invented time travel, wiped out a nation of martial artists, and taught George Orwell how to Shuffle.
So, yeah. We don't know nothing.
Taylor's weapons of choice appear to be many large screws that he can make appear in his hands, regardless of what Minus he has. He can throw these screws with great accuracy. Because he considers himself "the weakest person in the whole world", Taylor knows everything about the weaknesses of the human body, and can easily defeat multiple opponents by targeting their weak points. However, Taylor claims he couldn't defeat someone with no weaknesses to exploit. One of Taylor's most frightening traits is his tenacity; no matter how many times he is beaten down, he always gets back up. This is largely due because of his history of losing at everything, as defeat now holds no meaning to him, so he can easily shrug off any kind of beating. Even without All Fiction, Taylor is capable of bouncing back from injuries that would cripple other humans for months.
Taylor has erased his own presence, making him impossible to detect to power users, magical fields, radar, ki, or other methods of detection. Because of his incredibly generic appearance and his own lack of presence, people often forget what Taylor looks like, to the point where he will be travelling with them under a false identity and they will have no idea that its him until the screws come out. He is a very good liar, and can maintain his cover very well, creating multi-facated identities on a whim.
Taylor can use his force of will to impose the image of immaterial objects onto those around him. It is theorized that it is this ability that allows Taylor to impose the mental image of a screw onto others when using Book Maker, and blinding people when he uses Subtext.
Because of his experience with weakness, Taylor has a number of debilitating abnormalities, often referred to as a Minus. They are not powers, or abilities, as ability or power suggests strength, and these abnormalities would cripple any other being's chances of sanity or strength.
Taylor has five confirmed Minuses:
ALL FICTION - This Minus allows him to deny aspects of reality; often to make anything "nothing". Because of this, he can undo anything that has been damaged, and thus he has no qualms about being destructive. However, he has stated that once he removes something with his Minus, he cannot return it as it has become "fiction". His ability can even reverse his own death as well as the death of others. He admits that he doesn't have full control of his power because, unless he's careful, the entire world would become nothing. The skill originated in the ability to grant fictional qualities to events, objects, concepts, even people, but once realising that stories aren't real, All Fiction became what it is today- a Minus to erase.
BOOK MAKER - When Book Maker is activated, Taylor summons a screw that stretches to the length of a sword. When he stabs someone with the screw, it turns the target into a Minus by bringing that person to Taylor's level: body, spirit, technique, intellect, and talent. In other words, the victim becomes as weak and as much of a failure as Taylor. Despite the fact that the screw needs to pierce the victim to take effect, the damage done to the body is nearly zero, and as such, Book Maker has been labelled as a minus that only soils the heart. As a side effect, the victim's hair also turns white, though the original color is restored once Book Maker's effect wears off and the screw dissolves.
UNSKILLED - This Minus makes aspects of Taylor's abnormalities fail. This could be manifest in screws vanishing, reversing his irreversible All Fiction, summoning screws through Book Maker, but causing the debilitating effects to fail, in such, rendering the special screw into nothing but a sharp lump of metal for him to swing about. In essence, this Minus lets Taylor pick and choose which aspects of his Minuses he wants to use and ignore unwanted effects.
HUNDRED GAUNTLETS - A Minus that reverses causality. By rejecting that an event ever happened, Taylor can prevent change from occurring. Unlike All Fiction, a Minus that makes things become nothing, Hundred Gauntlets reverses the consequences of actions. A perfectly followed recipe for a cake will fail. Efforts to study will result in reading manga. Efforts to keep someone alive will kill them. Efforts to kill them will preserve their life. As such, Hundred Gauntlets is a skill that makes one fail through rejecting reality.
SCREW LOOSE - Taylor has the ability to create screws of any size at will. These can appear anywhere and at any time. He can also manipulate screws and bolts in the area around him, and wield them with incredible speed, strength and dexterity, regardless of size. This practice originated, however, with his ability to slowly loosen the bonds of rationality within someone's mind, making it easier for him to get under their skin and make them lash out, behave irrationally, or push them slowly and slowly towards the brink of insanity. Using this method, Taylor often manipulates people on a one-to-one basis, tearing them down without them realising while earning their trust. As the process continues, this trust turns into devotion, even adoration, until his victims become like wives of an abusive husband- loving the source of their pain because they believe that he loves them and does everything he does for their sakes.
SUBTEXT - No one believes a word that Taylor says, regardless of the validity or invalidity of his statement. Taylor radiates an aura of distrust when he speaks. As such, he often communicates through subtitles. [ THESE OFTEN MANIFEST IN ALL CAPS WITHIN SQUARE BRACKETS ]. When forced, these subtitles can block out all vision from those within earshot. He can even communicate through these subtitles without opening his mouth. Anyone that would be within earshot of his voice will see these subtitles across their vision, written in language they understand. For the blind, this manifests as braille passing under their fingers, or similar equivalent. Taylor can also use this as a method of one-to-one subliminal communication, often to psychologically attack someone while under a false identity.
There is also a chance that every sentence in this bio is false and bears no semblance to reality.
[ DON'T WORRY GUYS ]
[ I WOULD NEVER DO A THING LIKE THAT ]
[ DOES THIS LOOK LIKE THE FACE OF SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIE IN THEIR BIO? ]
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[ JUST KIDDING! ]