“Has it become rather...hot in here, or is that just you?”
“I’ll be your knight in shining armor~”
Shadow lived in a bustling city with his parents and his two older brothers and three younger sisters. While his siblings kept him busy, dragging him along to go play with their friends at the local park, his parents raised him to have the attitude of a gentleman. Shadow liked being gentlemanly for several years until he reached a rebellious stage in his early teenage years. He grew bored of being so dapper and polite, having to sit up straight at the table and only speaking when it was necessary...it was growing too boring for his liking. The fox started talking back to his parents and sassing his peers when they poked fun at him. Immediately he was disciplined. That behavior was unacceptable in his father’s household! But that didn’t stop Shadow; he grew even more rebellious and even got into a fight. His oldest brother broke it up and threatened to beat his brother if he didn’t stop this foolish behavior. Being rude or trying to rebel was not going to get the fox anywhere. Soon enough, Shadow’s phase of rebellion passed, and he regained his gentlemanliness, this time with a more mature streak about him.
As the years passed, Shadow attained a flirtatious streak. He joined the Host Club at his school and managed to charm several of his peers. He was decently popular, and the fox enjoyed it. He managed to stay well on-top of his studies as well as take care of his siblings. He’d always had a sort of fascination with the medieval times, and aspired to become a knight when he grew older. Of course, he knew that becoming a true knight wasn’t possible, but he was already a sort of ‘prince’ at his school, being the most widely-known charmer of the Host Club. Shadow soon decided to embrace this ‘knight-in-shining-armor’ fantasy. He bought a (ridiculously large) deep blue cape and became his school’s ‘Prince Charming’.
More years elapsed, and his brothers had long left the house to find places of their own. Soon enough, ‘Prince Charming’ had to pack up his things and leave as well. He always wore his cape, which he had grown into since the day he’d bought it, as it now was quite special to the fox. He’d grown into a nice young gentleman (still retaining that flirtatious streak of his).
Shadow didn’t enjoy the bustling city he’d grown up in as he used to. It was...quite dull now. He decided to search for a smaller area...
Soon enough, he found a lovely town by the name of Hemlock. He checked the place out, and it seemed like it would be a fabulous place to settle down and start a new life in. Thus, he set out for Hemlock!
with a touch of Uchi
What is a proper man without a sense of gentlemanliness? He is very polite and kindly towards others when he first encounters them. He’s more than willing to help someone out if they need assistance. He just can’t turn a blind eye to a fair maiden (or man) in distress!
Overall, Shadow is a very nice young man who doesn’t have much of a reason to dislike anything or anyone. He doesn’t really understand when someone is insecure about themselves because he doesn’t hyper focus on the flaws and believes that others should keep their head up.
Shadow is a diligent worker, and if he sets his mind to something he’ll do his best to see it through.
Shadow is rather light-hearted and can become rather silly at times. Sometimes he may poke fun at others in an attempt to be comedic, but this can backfire and cause him to come off as mean or rude. He loves to see different peoples’ reactions to his sense of humor. He loves puns because of how puntastically punny they are. Expect him to use some. He may get a little irritating to some after a while...just let him know when he needs to knock it off.
NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THE BOMBARDMENT OF RANDOM CHEESY PICK-UP LINES THIS GUY WILL TOSS YOUR WAY. No man, woman, heck, not even agenders or bigenders are safe from the flirting! Sometimes he will tone it down if he realizes how uncomfortable someone is with it. But other times...
He isn’t really one to sugar-coat the truth. He will also very easily reveal personal information. This bluntness of his can come across as rude to some (depends on subject) but, hey, at least he doesn’t lie!
It does take a bit of effort to dampen Shadow’s mood, but once his temper rises, Shadow becomes quite cranky and upset. He’ll often need to have some alone time to ‘cool down’.
Of course, what is a man without a sense of pride? Shadow's inflated ego is one of the things that makes him so joyful all the time! He thinks highly of himself and isn't afraid to express it. After all, why shouldn't he be proud of being the dashing young knight in shining armor that he is?!
Give Shadow ONE EXCUSE to describe himself. That’s all he needs.
"Right near where the river forks. Not only is it close to Upper Town, it's also conveniently close to a strip of beach!"
He loves the thrill of adventures
Blackberries are by far his favorite berry
Sneak-Attacks are his way of greeting strangers
Shadow really likes wine...non-alcoholic wine, of course!