It’s time to formally introduce our main character. As always, here’s his basic info from my original design document.
Height: 5’ 10”
Hair: Dark Blond (short, neat)
Dominant Hand: Right
Clothing: Typical Angellus clothing (neat and professional). Engagement ring.
Additional Note (Appearance): Tends to follow Tia’s advice when it comes to his appearance. Friendly and outgoing, but not overly confident.
Character Summary: The main character. He grew up with Tia and Aurora. He has been in love with Tia ever since they were children. He is, perhaps, a bit too devoted and defines himself by their relationship. He’s friendly, sincere, and outgoing, but tends to stay in Tia’s shadow.
He’s the third member of the trio of friends around whom the story of Aurora’s Nightmare centers. He and Tia have been dating since they were teens and are now engaged, but Ars has actually been in love with her as long as he can remember. During their childhood, he always let her take the lead, a habit that continues into the present.
Here’s some early sketches of Ars, done by Hanbee Lee.
Ars is both intelligent and competent but his complete and utter devotion to Tia causes him to stay in her shadow both personally and professionally. He rarely ever disagrees with her and would do anything to make him happy. To him, she is the most amazing person in the world and he is the luckiest, because he’s the one she chose to spend her life with.
Though a skilled scientist in his own right, he prefers helping Tia with her projects rather than starting his own. In fact, if not for her, he may very well have chosen a different career entirely.
Ars’ basic story arc and personality have been a part of Aurora’s Nightmare from the very beginning. And, in spite of all of Lucerna’s mysteries, it’s really his relationships with Tia and Aurora that act as the driving force of the story.
Being the main character, you see most of the story from Ars’ perspective and, as such, you don’t actually “see” him much. But there are occasional scenes from other characters’ perspectives, which is why he still has a set of images. Here’s one to wrap this up.