Name - [ R O W E N . H O L T ] Age - 1 8 Rank - C Tuner- Tomeus Height - 5'9"
The Wind/Wing Road
By no means is this young rider a king, nor is he anywhere near the status. However, despite the long and daunting journey ahead of him to become one, Rowen has seen glimpses of the Wind/Wing Road during his runs. Using techniques that accompany the wind element is a tactical strategy the boy has used more often than not, such as running a low pressure current by breaking the barrier front. He has also been able to dissipate impact forces throughout his body on numerous occasions, reducing the risk of injury, though doesn't know how or when to control this. Most of the time, he does it instinctively or accidentally. Although he has a very long struggle ahead, he aspires to become the Wing/Wind/Sky King.
Rowen's Air Treks
Rowen's air treks have been completely modified and rebuilt from scratch, using parts that he has won over several battles, and by using the parts Sigi, his mechanic, assembled together for him. They have an extremely high tolerance level for shock absorption (for added distribution of impact) and are very light - enabling him to maximize air time. As a very show-flashy rider (meaning he's a fan of flashy tricks), air time is everything. The higher, the faster, the further, the better. This is more than likely the reason to why Rowen's air treks take as heavy a beating as they do - pushing him to participate in parts war events in order to win back parts he might have broken previously.
Personality - Type A
Agitated ; almost always, Rowen has something to complain about. He is very short tempered, quick to kill, and hot blooded. The smallest of things he may misread or look too far into. The likelihood of him talking about what's bothering him, however, is almost non-existent.
Competitive ; Once he has accepted a challenge or has called someone out into a challenge, Rowen will never back away from the fight. Whether it's sheer competitiveness or a mix of extreme stubborn as well, the boy is hard headed and will not go down without a tooth and nail struggle. He aims to be the best of what he believes he can be, and will stop at nothing to prove that to himself.
Self-Critical ; Because Rowen is very in tune with himself, he is able to criticize himself very easily. This is not so much a negative aspect, considering Rowen often uses this form of self talk in order to prepare himself for future matches or confrontations. Fixing and finding the mistakes in himself is crucial to him, as the competitive streak in the rider often demands for nothing short of perfection.
Reclusive ; Guarded, the indifference that rears its ugly head is often seen whenever someone, or Rowen, attempts to build a relationship with the rider - whether that be friendship or alternatives. Rowen's inability to comprehend or acknowledge attachment or commitment, such as romance or friendship, is a defense mechanism that immediately closes Rowen off socially - he keeps to himself, in short.
Determined ; Even though he is reserved and mainly self-focused, Rowen's determination is a strong trait that may intervene and clash with the other personality attributes of his. If a task at hand that he is determined to accomplish, calls for him to go outside of his comfort zones, he will. He is that driven to accomplish whatever it is he's trying for.
A brat; Rowen is a bit of a brat, let's not even kid ourselves. He's manipulative sometimes and often quite stingy. He may say something he does or does not mean, and you may never know if he's serious or not. He's pretty flat line when it comes to positive emotions and it's pretty hard to get the kid to smile.
Rowen's childhood was neither dramatic nor routine - he was left to his own fascinations and devices, usually when his parents were overseas or out for work. Rowen's parents were far too busy for a child, and never went above and beyond what was expected of them financially, and obligatorily, as parents - though Rowen does not resent them. They share an awkward, mutual understanding. During this period, immersing himself in arcade games, secluding himself from most company (except for Elle), and minding his own were almost always on his agenda. It wasn't until his parents gave legal guardianship to his Aunt, that he started to come around. And it wasn't until one night where a commercial changed everything, did he really come out of his shell.
After seeing the commercial that would change everything, Rowen headed to the nearest AT parts shop and demanded a pair of ATs. Of course, he was laughed at, and told to come back with real money next time. Aggravated, Rowen headed home. On his way, a voice caught his attention.
"Those parts aren't worth it, anyway."
He looked up, narrowed his eyes on the figure of a young man, and scowled. "What do you know?" He retorted. The figure laughed gently and hopped down from the roof, ATs whirring beneath him.
"Everything there is to know. C'mon, I'll show you."
And with that, Siegfried introduced the in depth world of Air Treks to Rowen.
It was hard to endure, but just a short while after being introduced to Air Treks, Rowen was taken under Sigi's wing and taught the basics. He struggled at first, but became obsessed with improving. With this competitive streak in him, and Siegfried's careful training, Rowen managed to rank all the way up to C class. This took a great deal of time and effort - he wasn't a natural, so to speak.
Branching a ways from Sigi's initial training, though still receiving pointers and aid from the Phantom King every so often, Rowen has began to expand his horizons and experiment with different techniques and strategies. He is very self-critical, so any mistake made, he will continue at it until he has corrected himself.
Having seen glimpses of the Wing Road, Rowen's aspirations and drive have sky rocketed. He is more eager than ever to reach for the top, and to become the wind he is so obsessed with.
Currently, Rowen does not yet have an emblem for himself.
Siegfried Gheist - "Sigi": Rowen is dependent on the man, and not just for fixing his ATs. It is true that Sigi is Rowen's mechanic and tutor, but as Phantom King, Sigi provides a level of competitiveness that fuels Rowen's ambitions to rank up. Feeling almost always a step down beneath the older man, Sigi acts as fuel to Rowen's flame. He also enjoys Sigi's company... from time to time.
Astelle Yupley - "Elle": More times than not Rowen has, in his childhood, gone to her in his time of need. Not being able to confide in his guardians, the boy turned to the next best thing, his cousin. Feeling somewhat of a little brother to her, and being able to talk to Elle, he rapidly grew close to her. Now that he has grown older, he has distanced himself from close relationships, but is soft to the compassion she has shown him.
Seth Wrymouth : Rowen cannot stand this piece of shit right here. Well...9/10 times he cannot stand him. Although, because he is Sigi's tuner, Rowen feels a bit of obligation to at least try to be...a...little...itty bitty... bit... less...aggressive toward him. It's hard, but Rowen has made attempts AND THAT'S WHAT COUNTS OK ok
Tomeus- "TomTom" : His tuner. He will go to pretty far lengths to protect her and make sure she's comfortable. Although he has an awkward way of showing his compassion toward her and her ability to fix and tune his ATS, he means well. They met on the top of a building ~ and he intends to keep her around for a long while. She's eager to see him make his way to the top, and with her rooting him on, Rowen feels a bit at ease.
Gareki : Gets super fucking annoyed whenever the older man does anything to bully him, but otherwise, he looks forward to seeing the wind rider. Looking at him as a sort of inspiration, and perhaps picking up a few pointers from him, Rowen finds that he wants to know more about the man and his ATs. Specifically because they ride the same road. Doesn't like being called kitten.
o Green Tea o "Running" (aka, going as fast as he can on his Air Treks throughout the city) o Steak and french fries (and most other foods) o AT parts o Arcades o Cats o Murder mystery cinema o Parts Wars o Really. Terrible. Jokes.
o Squid o Loud and obnoxious people o Lower level riders o Cube battles (in Parts War) o Breaking his ATs o Dogs o When he is rushed o T0psy
o Rowen is very blunt if asked his opinion on something. He tends to be brutally honest, as well. o He likes arcade games, but isn't good at video games. o He has two earrings in his ears. o Was about a C average in middle and high school. o He doesn't have many close relationships at all, and prefers it that way. o It's extremely hard for him to make actual friends, and to keep them. o Currently, Rowen lives alone in a small studio apartment, though his Aunt checks up on him often. o He feeds a stray cat that he named Bousie outside of his apartment. o Favorite band is Coldrain
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