Name: Jupiter or to the spectators of the Dark Horse tournament the Spine Crusher. He would rather be called Jupiter, Spine Crusher simply dose not ring well with him. Actually Jupiter is not his original name he forgot his real name thousands of years ago.
Height: 15 2.0746
Specie: Animated Limbo
Affliction: A.R.M (Animated Resistance Militia)
Limbos: This is the term used by the people of the Grand Lands to identify something that is not supposed to be alive but is with magical aid. Such as vampires, golems and the like. The name comes from the idea that these beings are not really alive but not really dead either and so are considered to be in a state of limbo. there are two varieties of limbo Necro limbos and Animated limbos. Necro limbos are beings that died and then were brought back to life either with raw magic energy or the forced insertion of a soul. Animated limbos are things that were never alive like coffee tables and tooth brushes that were given life via raw magical energy or the forced insertion of a soul. When a soul is involved in the creation of a Necro limbo no seal is needed to keep it in the body because that is where a soul would naturally be located. However with Animated limbos a soul has no desire to stay in the artificial body and will leave the body in a matter of minutes if a proper seal is not used. there is only one difference between beings animated with souls and those with magic. The ones animated with souls come with basic instincts and emotions left over from the original host of the soul. A being animated by raw magical energy is an absolute blank slate and can do nothing for its self, it must be taught. Their emotions and personality develop over time from exposure to people or other beings with personality and emotions. Eventually after a year or so they develop a personality all their own. It is not uncommon for strong personality traits of an animates creator to mingle with the magic and become part of the animated itself from the moment it is brought to life.
Now that that little tangent is over
History: Jupiter was originally built to guard a tomb filled with treasure somewhere. He was sealed in the tomb for possibly a thousand or so years before it was cracked open by robbers. He never attacked them but instead was delighted to have been finally found. The robbers however, were not as excited to have a ton of stone bearing down on them and fled the tomb. Jupiter wandered out on his own and into a thick jungle. He eventually found his way into a village but unfortunately they ran in terror of him also. He continued to wander about the land crossing long valleys and high mountains every where he went the people scrambled t get away from him and eventually warnings were put up in the villages to tell people to beware of the stone giant. People took this warning to heart and kept watch for him as it was well known that he would destroy houses and steal women
according to the signs any way. One day a traveling monk of the Buddhist variety was tired of the people panicking over something that he knew had not done the awful things the sign had stated, fear breeds superstition. So the monk simply waited in one of the villages until again the warning was sounded and the people fled. The ground shook, the birds took flight and through the branches of the broken trees the monk saw the giant. For awhile neither of them moved, the monk remained calm and Jupiter stared down at the monk curious as to why he had not run like the others. And then the monk spoke. How are you? He said plainly. Jupiter had never spoken to anyone before and only knew a handful of words. He looked nervously from side to side and then said softly Run away
The monk gave a smirk to the stone man who would have been blushing if he could. We have a long ways to go. The monk said as he gestured for Jupiter to follow him. Jupiter and the monk spent many years together traveling far and wide. The monk taught Jupiter to speak properly and all their was to know about the wonders of Buddhism, together they spread these ideas to many a land. However Jupiter was surely going to outlive the monk and eventually the day came when the monk could travel no further. They had settled into a humble cabin in the frigid Grand Lands during the monks last few weeks. Jupiter attempted to find aid for his dying friend but instead of terror when he visited villages like he was used to the people would give him cross looks and avoid him spitefully. Even the doctor refused to even listen to his pleas. When Jupiter told the monk what had happened he just gave him the same smile as he did when they first met. Do not fret my friend
The monk said weakly. My work in this world is not yet complete and I will return in a different form,
we discussed this, yes? The monk said to his companion who was becoming more depressed by the seconded. Yes
we did. Jupiter responded with deep sorrow in his voice. Good
never forget all that you have learned and experienced during our travels and the knowledge will bring us again together. The monks voice shook from the strain of speaking. I wont
Jupiter said pitifully. And then the monks time came as they both knew it would and Jupiter was left to grieve. When he had gathered his senses Jupiter sought out a direction for his life, this proved difficult as no one wanted to deal with him. Eventually he happened across a theater but not just any theater, no. It was the great puppet theater of the Grand Lands. Jupiter wandered in and was greeted by a medley of puppets of all shapes and sizes going about their business to prepare for the show. He moved slowly through the crowed to avoid stepping on ant feet, the wooden people only gave him the occasional glance and would then return to there work. Then down a nearby flight of stairs came a women dressed in a formal black dress that matched the garb of the puppets, it did not take her more than a seconded to notice Jupiter who was eye level with her. Well what do we have here? She said with a grin. A Buddhist. Jupiter answered dully to avoid banter. I believe you are something much more than just that. The women spoke back as she trotted merely down the stairs with her dress flowing behind her. I know you are in fact a limbo, thats very important to recognize if your going to stay here. The womens wide blue eyes sparkled in the candle light of the crowded room. Why dose that matter? Jupiter queried to the women. The people around here are not fond of limbos of which you are one, why, I dont know. The women answered shrugging her shoulders at the question she had asked herself. The only thing thats kept you safe from the market is your size. Her voice sounded a bit cold and sinister. why would they want to sell me to someone for? Jupiter asked irked and nervous at the idea. Youre a master less rouge, about as desirable as a stray dog. The problem with a stray is that you never know if their friendly or not. The best thing to do would be to get rid of it. But with limbos just destroying them would waist a source of cheap labor now wouldnt it Her voice was beginning to become less pleasant from the mere association of it with the awful things she was saying. And what if I refuse to work? Jupiter said as he crossed his arms over his chest. They brain wash you, then there is nothing left but an imprinted task that you will repeat over and over again until you fall to pieces and they use you for the foundation of their houses, I know you would not raise a colossal finger to harm them. She retorted as Jupiter moaned with anxiety. However if you stay here I can keep you safe
if your willing to help me. She wore a smile of questionable intent as she finished her sentence. All I need you to do is keep the performers safe from thieves, people will try and steal them and sell them at the market for quite a price, but I assume one look at you and any vandal will run for their life. She schemed on as she walked the floor. I will not have to harm them? Jupiter asked hopefully. not unless it is absolutely necessary, I do not want a reputation as a murderer. She said while waving her finger in the air. Fine then, I will help you. Jupiter said in a more relaxed mood. First lets get you fixed up, your covered in cracks and moss. Then they lived happily for many years until the women was murdered and Jupiter had to go into hiding to avoided being brainwashed and sold on the market.
Appearance: Jupiters fore arms and lower legs are made of solid stone, as is his body and head. He has a large patch of moss on his head he wanted it their because he would feel bad for killing it. That and he likes the flowers that bloom from it every year or so. His upper arms, legs. mid section, neck and joints are all made of metal as they are crucial parts and need the extra durability his fingers and feet are also metal.. His Joints are of a tubular style. (I will make a reference picture of him eventually.)
Personality: He has almost mastered the art of controlling, not suppressing his emotions. This leaves him in a very calm but serious mood most of the time. He knows when to get mad and when to replace rage with calmness he, can do this in about 20 seconds. He will not kill purposely unless it is absolutely unavoidable or for the protection of the weak and innocent. He is still very upset at not being able to save the women who had saved him from a brain washing, this has driven him to be more heroic than he would normally be. He has the many logical hatreds that most people share involving cruel people who he dose not tolerate. This dose not mean he will purposely harm cruel people but they would be asking the wrong person for a favor if they went to Jupiter. He tends to get a little pushy about sharing his beliefs and will often try to change peoples way of thinking. This is very annoying but in his mind he is trying to help them and dose not notice what a pain he is being. This often puts him on the bad side of atheists and people of different religions. His being a non-violent person dose not make for very entertaining bouts in a blood sport so he was fixed up with a device that is supposed to turn him into a violent savage by messing with the magic that keeps him animated. If it takes over his mind he will have no control over his actions and will try and flatten anything that moves and doesnt move, generally he is not any more poweful just more violent and inclined to use the power he has. Thankfully Jupiters ability to control his emotions can prevent the Spine Crusher from ever showing up, at least he hopes that. He also dose not like to be lied to.
In Combat: If he is ever in battle he uses his shear size and strength to overwhelm his enemies. If they happen to be far away he will pick and throw whatever is convenient at them, like cars. He is capable of tipping over the average sized tank with ease and could level a house with little effort. Size also has a lot of disadvantages, he cant fit in many places that normal people can and can be easily out maneuvered. His joints are major vulnerable areas, if one of his leg or arm joints are damaged it will become difficult for him to fight back. He is most vulnerable to explosives and crushing weapons like hammers. Earth based magic is also as major hazard for him sense he is made of mostly stone. The device that is in place to make him more aggressive gives him a very painful experience of bending and contorting his magic in agonizing ways when ever it is tampered with. However it dose not make the distinction between Jupiter pulling on it and an opponent hitting it.
Currently: He is very convinced that he was captured and placed on the market and that the device attached to his chest is for brain washing him, he is not to far off. Before his capture he was sent out to find an animated by the name of Gossamer and recruit him in to A.R.M. He had only been out for a day when he was captured. He made no effort to resist nor should any violent intensions. which is why they decided it was necessary to attach the mood altering device. As for A.R.M, they are certain he was captured by the enemy, namely any one who would want to sell off an animated for free labor.
A.R.M: The Animated Resistance Militia, is an organization devoted to freeing animated limbos from corrupt masters and being sold as property. There current leader is a bit aggressive and the sudden disappearance of one of her most devoted troops is not something she will take lightly. Jupiter always kept the leader in check when it came to her violent ways of handling problems. But now that he is not their to stop her heads will role until he is found.
Agression adjuster update: Now if he is struck while sevearly distracted the shock could cause him to throw a blow against his will, he will return to normal imediatly after and be very apolgenic about it.