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Riku ([personal profile] inherited) wrote2012-01-07 05:06 pm


Okay, so Riku got his Darkness skill back. This gives him a stat boost. He can absorb Darkness and use it to be stronger, [edit, post-DDD: He uses Darkness, but not in this way, it seems, as he's ... immune to the effects of it. I never used this skill in Aather proper, so!] and he can smell Darkness. In terms of being able to sense Darkness in Riku himself, he just also became more noticeable. This mostly goes for Sion, but I am pretty sure Riku will be completely comforting at this point, compared to before. Anyone else who can notice that stuff in someone is free to.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. This means he can smell the Darkness in other people. I'm already set for the Nobodies, and I know he'll ... know for sure there isn't any in Ventus, but as for everyone else:

Darkness has a Kingdom Hearts description here.

It is optional if you want Riku to be able to smell it on you. I will handwave whatever, since KH logic, but I've always wanted to play with it. (And in my other games with him, it just hasn't really come up.) Basically, a narrow way of telling if you'd smell like it: if you're conniving, messed up, prone to jealousy, prone to desiring power, etc. Like I'd imagine that Vriska probably stinks of Darkness, but again, that's up to her player.

Since this is a power narrowed by Aather, Riku won't be able to tell how Dark-leaning someone is, and since he doesn't have the memories to entirely reinforce it, he won't necessarily be judgey based off that. If your character is super evil, though, things will be different.

So, yes!
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[personal profile] toolate 2012-01-07 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
if you're conniving, messed up, prone to jealousy, prone to desiring power, etc.

well ok

But um Drift issss ... generally well-intentioned but he can be and has been extremely and intentionally malicious/hurtful. He is not really the best person and he is a bundle of negativity/bad decisions/etccc :|a But in terms of a greater/smaller scope, the worst of him generally comes out when it involves his immediate interests? Like, not "Oh yes massacring humanity is most excellent" but "Well you hurt my friend so I will murder you slowly," more like. V. selfish! IF... THAT MAKES SENSE.

Oh and since you mentioned it in chan, A LOT OF ^THAT^ IS BASED OFF OF DRIFT'S ANXIETIES/INSECURITIES/SAD FEELINGS ( :'(!! ). Dwelling is def a thing.

Sssso I guess dark but ... it could be worse? IT'S YOUR CALL I am really cool with whatever.
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[personal profile] sirenes 2012-01-08 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
THIS IS A THING FOR SAYAKA YES. In Madoka a magical girl using her powers causes her soul gem to become tainted with despair/darkness, which needs to be purified with a Grief Seed. Sayaka hasn't done this yet in Aather because she doesn't know about it so right now she will smell somewhat of darkness, and once she learns about it then how much darkness she has on her will depend on how recently she's used one and how much despair she's in. She has a bad habit of . . . not purifying herself . . . and falling into despair quickly, so.
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[personal profile] adharma 2012-01-08 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! I guess I have dark smells!
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[personal profile] amivoringyou 2012-01-08 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
I'm ... going to say - because the description on the KH wiki there confused me so now I'm less certain than I was when I originally read over this post - that yeah you can probably smell Darkness in Riful/Sword. Not so much the "jealousy", but "desiring power", "messed up", etc. definitely.

I don't know if that means he'll ping Sword's senses at all in return - relevant data on that here, for a refresher; Sion registers on her senses now, as well, which is why it occurs to me to ask - but I have no problems with having her definitely smell of Darkness to him, so go right ahead.
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[personal profile] justice 2012-01-08 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Iiiii don't know Sion's deal aside from the fact that Darkness = comfort.

And the KH wiki is vague because my canon is ... Kingdom Hearts ... sob.
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[personal profile] amivoringyou 2012-01-08 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know it well enough to help either.

I was just very confused because from what I knew of Darkness it seemed like Riful would make sense for smelling of it but reading the wiki suddenly I felt like all my conclusions were wrong. KINGDOM HEARTS!
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[personal profile] fraternaldevotion 2012-01-08 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
SASUKE SHOULD SMELL LIKE DARKNESS, also I'm playing it close to how Karin reads Sasuke's chakra in canon because it's easier. Right now, there is some darkness but it's mild and less focused on anger/revenge than it used to. There is a strong need to gain power no matter what, though.
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[personal profile] yourpeacock 2012-01-08 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)

Souya is a vampire demon, but that aside he's a pretty decent guy.