Name: Alexander Orion Shimmerscale
Origin: Unknown (the Nexus)
Race: Human with dragon's blood
Age: Appears to be in his early 20's
Height: 6'1" (human form; variable in dragon form)
Weight: 194 lbs (human form; variable in dragon form)
Eyes: Emerald green (gold in dragon form)
Distinguishing features: A 'birthmark' resembling a pentacle on his left shoulder blade
Relatives: No known blood relatives. Adopted by Icer and Aurthur Shimmerscale.
Relationships: None at this time.
Skills: A human with the blood of a dragon in his veins, Alex has the ability to change his shape from that of a human to one of a dragon, metallic-black in color with a hint of iridescent violet in his scales that can only be seen in direct sunlight. Unlike most of his kin, however, Alex can vary in size in his dragon form at a whim, ranging anywhere from the size of a large dog to nearly the mass of a blue whale. Perhaps his most impressive and useful ability, however, is his gift for elemental magic. Whereas the great majority of magical beings and magic users can manipulate one or maybe a few elemental forces, Alex can control any elemental force he chooses. He also, as an added benefit to this gift, can control the Nexus to a certain extent, allowing him to teleport himself to wherever he chooses.
Weaknesses: Despite the tremendous capability of his magical gifts, Alex is really just barely beginning to scratch the surface of his true potential. Some elements he can manipulate skillfully - the simple ones such as fire and cold, earth and gravity. However, even these gifts tend to come out in mainly small ways, only manifesting their true power when he is upset or angered.
Persona: Despite his youth, Alex is already highly intelligent with an inquisitive and curious nature. After getting over his initial shyness, he has become a very outgoing and friendly young man, and has even found something to like about some of the Shimmerscale clan's more questionable relatives. Despite not being a blood relative, however, it seems that he has inherited some of the legendary Icer mischievous streak, having a fondness for practical jokes and the like.
Facts about Alex
Alex is, in fact, the reincarnation of a woman named Valeria Persephone Raxollen, who died fighting Sha'uri Tymaralis Woodshadow-Arrowny - or rather, the corrupted, dark being that Sha'uri had become. However, there must be a Power in the universe that did not want to see that line come to an end, and through fortuitous circumstance the crystal carrying the former Guardian's soul was brought to the Shimmerscale Lair, given a body, and became the young man known as Alexander Orion Shimmerscale.
Alex has no idea who he was, where he came from and how he got to where he is. He has no memory whatsoever of his previous life, and is actually just fine with that.
In the previous incarnation, the young man known as Alexander Shimmerscale had descended from a family of magicians whose power was entrusted to them by the dragons of old. The family line was entrusted with this power not only to act as guardians of their planet, but to act as guardians of the power from those that would try to steal it for their own evil purposes, and finally, once those evil forces were banished, to keep it secret and safe. Valeria Raxollen had been the last of that family line, and they had dubbed themselves Masters of the Elements.
The previous incarnation Valeria was fully trained and a master of the abilities she harbored within her, able to manipulate the elemental forces around her with ease and consummate skill, even able to breathe life into elementals at a whim. Alex's ability is not anywhere near this level of skill, but at the rate he's learning, it's only a matter of time.
There is one person that might know who Alex was and where he came from, and should they ever come into contact, things may be revealed to him. But the chances of that happening are so remote that one might say it's not a real possibility.
Dropped - quite literally - from the Nexus itself one day into the middle of the Shimmerscale lair, practically right under Icer's nose, the conditions surrounding Alex's 'birth' are sheer mystery. There is not a trace of where he came from or who he was, nor indeed did he have any idea of the powers he possessed or even the fact that he was part dragon.
Of course, it didn't take long to find out. And once he did find out, once he began to learn, things have progressed, and quickly. For the moment he is learning on his own what he can do, being part of the family and learning the Shimmerscale penchant for trouble.
But who can say what the future will bring?