Rikayo "Riki" Darenka
"This is a bad time to mention I flunked Self Defense three times, right?"
The son of a Darynese politician, Riki has a rather privileged upbringing. In addition to being quite comfortable with aliens, he can also speak English, though his accent is a bit heavy, and his grammar is very formal. He is also the first known Darynese with active psonics, and one of only a few trained Darynese psis. Because of the lack of psis on Daryn, he was sent to Earth at age 12 to learn more about his abilities. After getting his degree in Astronautical Engineering at the young age of 20, something that very nearly burned him out, he was ready to see the universe.
In the Phoenix Dawn comic, he joined the Star by Star Exploration Program and became the engineer of the Ankaa. On its maiden mission, an accident sent it into another universe, where magic was the order of the day.
Riki is pretty easygoing, though a bit spacy. He is scrupulously polite, but this is more conditioned reflex rather than an a natural trait. He has no ability to read people whatsoever, which he only partially compensates for by psychic empathy. He dislikes being along, though he feels most comfortable in small groups, not large ones. He is quite proud of his own abilities, and tends to be open to the point of showing off about his own psionics, art skills -- he's a hobbyist artist -- and his intelligence/scientific knowledge. This, combined with his lack of empathy, can make him sound pretty condescending. He's rather organized and driven when he has a project, but without one, he kind of drifts.
Telepathy/empathy, minor telekinesis, untrained precognition. In the Phoenix Dawn comic he gains healing and summoning magic.
AGE: early 20s
HAIR: Light Brown/Red
Mar. 5th, 2017
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