A mysterious organization with members are known as The Gentlemen. They seem to lack a real name or refuse to use it and rather use a naming system based on the color of their clothes. Each of them supposedly wields extraordinary powers and is an expert in many different areas of science. The Organization itself seems to have a huge net of influence, an absurd amount of resources and a lot of manpower to support their plans. They are very well organized and act unnoticed from the shadows. Though at first a mystery, their true goal and nature were recently revealed. They introduce themselves as guardians of humanity. They existed in one form or another since the very beginning of mankind, some even speculate that they caused evolution to take that specific path. Ever since then they acted as guides to humans through history. Not only adverting possible dangers, but shaping the world to create what people know today. All major discoveries in human history. May it be language, religion, fire, architecture, agriculture and domestic animals, civilization, mathematics, physics and even more recent discoveries such as engines electricity, many technological devices and medical achievements. Not only plain tools and technology, but they even influenced them development of art, music, culture and literature as they saw fit. Though they make progress surprisingly quick, they do not flood the world with sudden jumps in complexity, but rather apply the changes over long periods of time. One of their greatest virtues is that they seemingly don't have an agenda behind this. They do not have a grand scheme to establish a new world order or to take power for themselves, they do it for the very sake of humans. Furthermore, all of them seem to be devoid of such huge ambitions. They do not seek, fame, power or recognition. All their discoveries are just passed down to humans they see to be fit to make good use of the knowledge, those people then become the great scientists, artists, doctors and inventors of the human race. The Gentlemen are certain that public recognition and a free display of power corrupts and makes them sway from their cause, which is why in the end they prefer to act from the shadows and avoid taking any credit for what they do.
Though certainly holding well intentions and seemingly no malice in their actions, the Gentlemen do have a darker more negative side. That is their readiness to experiment and accept the results without question even if they may be bad. For that purpose they might release a deadly illness to see what effect it may have on the human population. And even if the results in that case are completely disastrous and nearly mean the end of the human race, they do not backtrack and correct the experiment itself (despite having the power to do so). They embrace the result, learn from it and do everything in their might to control the results and fix the problem that was caused. Yet another sin is hidden in that mentality. All of the Gentlemen have the ability to completely detach themselves from the humanity they hold so dear and serve faithfully. If they believe that what they do is for the greater good than any action can be justified. Whether it's killing a child or committing genocide, they will do it with a emotionless face with not a spark of sorrow or remorse because in the end the action itself is meaningless, only the goal it leads to is what truly matters.
Though their global cause is clear and revealed, their current short term goal is left somewhat unexplained. All that is known is that they want Aliester Crown's magical gloves, the Filou which is why he is their main target. That is also the reason why his girlfriend Clare was killed, to spark his anger and have him follow them, making coming into conflicts with him much easier.
The leaders of the organization. They do not have a real hierarchy, that is every single Gentleman has the same authority as any other and they respect each other equally. They still do have a general idea as to who the most powerful and who the weakest of them is, but that doesn't seem to affect their interaction with each other and internal disputes are unheard of. Despite the fact that they are all equal and their strength does not affect their standing inside their organization, their personalities do determine their activities. For an instance during meetings Mr. Green is the type of guy who sleeps through it without ever raising his voice while Mr. Red is considered the first among equals, the effective leader as he always takes the initiative and actively puts out ideas for the best course of action. Though each and every acts on their own and even has their own base, they do cooperate and share information with each other. Despite the difference in personality and temper between all of them as well as a different approach as to how situations should be handled, there seems to be no internal conflict and they all share a common goal. There most likely exists a single true leaders to whom they all report to and serve under. It is unclear if they are human, though it is speculated that they at the very least were at one point in their life.
Despite what their looks suggest, they are far beyond human capabilities. Their speed, durability, strength and endurance are of absurd proportions, in complete contrast to their body build. While each and every one of them have their unique set of powers they do share common abilities. Those include immortality, regeneration, resistance to poison, illness, aliments and other more specific afflictions of the supernatural kind. Gentlemen also lack any human needs such as food, water or sleep or even functioning organs. They can freely shapeshift and teleport and have extensive knowledge on all fields of science, alchemy and magic allowing them to create marvelous machines and more importantly minions and servants in the form of homoculi. They also displayed feats of telepathy. Besides the general power set and the unique features that come with it they also have something called Mansion. A Mansion is the ability to possess a pocket dimension acting as their own world, defined by their powers, personality and needs. A twisted land where the Gentleman rules and is best suited for their powers. The Gentleman can freely retreat to that land whenever they need, but for others to access it (without being dragged there by a Gentleman) they have to find a physical portal leading to it, usually located in a Gentleman's real world mansion. The pocket dimensions are usually massive in size, entire worlds as big as countries or even planets. They are the perfect place to lead a long war or play a tedious game of hide and seek with the enemy.
- Name: Mr. Black
- Appearance Age: 25
- Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
- Status: Alive and Active
- Mentality: Cheerful, outgoing and polite
- Domain of Powers: Voodoo dolls, fear, nightmares.
- Name of Mansion: Black Mansion - Land of Fear and Nightmare
Mr. Black was the first Gentleman to reveal himself to Crown and other members of FCL at that time. He is fairly handsome man with golden eyes, palely gray skin and medium long, slicked back, wavy, black hair, hiding under a black top hat. As his name suggests he wears a black suit paired up with a white shirt and gloves. Mr. Black's personality is surprisingly friendly and cheerful. He's very open towards other people and enjoy engaging in conversations. Because of his unusual appearance he seems to be very fond of using his shapeshifting ability very often. Though friendly, he doesn't let his personality get in the way of his work and he'll be more than happy to kill his new "friends" if needed. Mr. Black appears to take promises and deals rather seriously. He seems to try his best to avoid classic villain cliches, thinking that it makes him look like the bad guy even though he's not. Besides all of his little quirks he has a love for pudding of all things, sweets in general and seemingly all things cute, especially dolls. He has the habit of using the word "little" a lot, sometime even in contexts where it does not make any sense.
His powers are connected to voodoo dolls which let him control his enemies and inflict harm upon then. It's worth mentioning that it does not only work on people but also on animals and even on inanimate objects. He is capable of casually pulling the dolls and replicas out of his coat after studying the target for some time. A direct extension is the ability to quickly create minions out of puppets which make for great henchmen and guards. He is fond of using a giant purpose butterfly for movement. His other core ability is the projection of fears and nightmares. Mr. Black knows all fears his enemy has and can make them manifest in one way or another. Whether they be people, animals, physical objects or even abstract things like events and situations.
His Mansion is seemingly endless black space with crooked trees, streets, deep water lurking everywhere and twisted bent buildings with a few streetlights around. It strips one's mental defenses, completely exposing them to fear even to those they had already overcome. Of course being a land where Black is lord the abilities and powers of it twist and bend to his needs and are not fixed. For him the possibilities are endless.
Interestingly enough he seems to not care about power or strength, or even improving himself beyond his current form.
- Name: Mr. Red
- Appearance Age: 30
- Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
- Status: Alive and Active
- Mentality: Obsessive, arrogant and egocentric
- Domain of Powers: Control of atoms, creation and destruction.
- Name of Mansion: Red Mansion - Tale of Creation and Judgment
Mr. Red is the second Gentleman who appeared, though unlike Mr. Black he hasn't even formally introduced himself and his name is known through his clothes only. Compared to Black he's a much bigger mystery as he has not spoken more then a single word and hasn't done many things to completely showcase his personality. His appearance is that of a middle aged man with long straight blond hair. He wears a red coat over a brown vest and trousers as well as a red top hat. Sometimes he walks around with a cane which he can produce out of thin air. His face is defined by very sharp blocky lines, giving him a certain charm. He seems to be very fond of winking and grinning.
Mr. Red is extremely arrogant, self centered and egoistic (as much as his position allows him). He firmly believes that whatever he does is justified simply by the fact that he is a Gentleman, not taking responsibility for anything. In the end, in his own eyes humans should be thankful for everything he does as it's for their own good, even if it may be killing their loved ones or themselves. He is the most active Gentleman, actively leading each meeting and giving out tasks and orders if the real leader is not present. Despite that he does not consider himself above the other Gentlemen and he respects every single one of them, sometimes even showing platonic friendly love for his companions, it is just that he likes to take the initiative. He is the one who has the least distractions, hobbies and interests. Completely dedicate to their cause and always serious.
Though at first he appeared to be cruel and sadistic in his killing of Clare that was in fact only a facade to agitate Crown and the only reason it was him who killed her in the first place was because the other ones were either busy or not willing to. He is extremely obsessed with everything being done according to rules and on time and is rather responsible.
His powers allow him to freely play around with atoms, make the disappear or appear. This in theory lets him create or destroy anything with a mere thought, start or stop processes or change them accordingly. There no limit to the possible applications and he makes full use of them. His mansion Tale of Creation and Judgment is endless starry space, usually with staircases formed around stars and giant atoms. It greatly amplifies his powers and furthermore gives him more room to play with them. It's unique powers are mostly situational because of the absurd range of applications his powers already have.
- Name: Mr. Brown
- Appearance Age: 34
- Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
- Status: Alive and Active
- Mentality: Calm, collected, focused and snarky
- Domain of Powers: Cigars, fire and smoke
- Name of Mansion: Brown Mansion - Domain of the Cigar God
Mr. Brown is a middle aged man wearing a brown suit, wide brim fedora hat, white shirt and blue necktie. His most distinctive features are the smoke that accompanies him, a cigar in his mouth, piercing green eyes, a thin moustache and most of all his unusual shark teeth like grin. He has the habit of appearing out of thing air without a warning. His personality is that of a focused and calm man, speaking reasonably but always with a sleek slimy voice, suggesting that he's using foul play on purpose, as if to irritate or provoke people. He changes his speech patterns to suit his needs and is not so attached to specific behaviors like the others. He has also show that he is not one bit above lying, as he told Crown that he is the lowest in the Gentlemen of hierarchy and that he is often disrespected by the others.
Both turned out to to be lies and Mr. Brown openly admitted himself. In the end he still managed to remain reasonably polite. He is the first Gentleman to have voiced his disagreement with another one Mr. Yellow, even openly saying that he is thankful for his death at the hands of Hagane. Despite the differences Mr. Brown did respect him and allowed him to finish his own intentions and plans without obstructions even if Mr. Brown himself did not agree with them. Though fairly concentrated and serious when work is concerned he does have a lighter fun loving side, though it is a rather... mean one. His hobbies include smoking cigars where that is not allowed such as airplanes. Blowing smoke into the face of people who don't like it, his favorite victims being lung cancer patients and people in smoke free areas or even babies and animals. Another one of his childishly cruel hobbies is spying on a young couple about to buy a house, wait till they buy it and then smoke the entire house so badly that the poor owners can't get the smell of cigars out of the furniture for years to come and then videotape their reactions. Small things like that make his day.
His powers are all related to cigars and smoke. His own body is mostly intangible because of smoke. He can form it, shape it, change it's properties. He also has control over cigars, but in an unusual way. Namely, he can make them explode. Different types result in different explosions, he can also use them as flame throwers if needed. His Brown Mansion, Domain of the Cigar God seems like a war torn battlefield. The sky is red with clouds of smoke. Gray factories are scattered about with smoke coming from them. There are cigar mines, cigar airplanes dropping cigar bombs and cigar tanks... it's a cigar world. Mr. Brown is also somewhat omnipresent there as he can form from anywhere where smoke is.
He called himself the weakest Gentleman.
- Name: Mr. Yellow
- Appearance Age: 23
- Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
- Status: Dead
- Mentality: Impulsive, violent, outspoken and morbid.
- Domain of Powers: Links and connections
- Name of Mansion: Yellow Mansion - Web of Bonds
Mr. Yellow is an unusually tall man with long black hair covering his face. He has very small lizard like green eyes with a piercing gaze. His skin is pale and his fingernails black and long. He wears a long yellow leather coat covering his whole body with a lot of fur around his neck, white in color. Personality wise he is very impulsive and aggressive. He is insensitive when it comes to others and has no patience whatsoever. In fact he lacks most of the qualities other Gentlmen have. He was also notorious for being OCD about certain things, such as never cutting his nails beyond a certain length and always arriving hours in advance to a meeting. Yellow was also known as the loner of the Organization, usually working alone and not interacting with others beyond meetings. In his free time he watched horror movies and played with his pet tarantula. His interaction with Crown also suggests that he was a sadist.
His powers probably were not developed completely as a Gentleman, as it is likely that he never absorbed the previous memories of all the other Mr. Yellows from the past. His powers revolved around specific spots in space being created marked purple in color like small purple dots. Two or more would be connected by links that appeared as purple string. As the dots move so do the links between them ripping anything to shreds. It can be used for many things such as catching objects or connecting two of them. The links can be both physical and metaphorical.
His Mansion, a giant neon City, devoid of life, everything linked to his throne allowing him to be aware of all and create links anywhere as he pleases.
He was killed by Hagane Kumaga in the RP Assault on Yellow Spider, where she more or less melted him away while he was holding his speech to Aliester Crown and SamJaz.