Age: 36 (April 15, 1981)
Height: 6' o"
Relationship Status: Mated (In a Domestic Partnership)
Occupation: Security Specialist Manager, Monarch Solutions
Currently Living: Riverport, Massachusetts
Nationality: American (German descent)
James was born a gooey, sticky mess on April 15th, 1981 in Tampa, Florida. Presumed stillborn, he was nearly announced dead before the slight twitch of movement showed the cold, nasty thing was still alive. It was an utter surprise, considering the condition his mother was in when she gave birth to him. High as a kite, James suffered from neonatal abstinence syndrome, but thanks to his incredible biology he managed to right himself a few days later.
His mother knew what he was. His father, a Pureblood, sobered up to help take care of his son, only to find out that his mother would eventually run off. Tasked with raising James himself, Neegan did his best to pretend he was a cookie cutter single father, only to end up having James resent him for his absences and his strict, inhuman attitude.
James was a curious child, often getting into trouble by sneaking into private property, claiming he could talk to ghosts. His imaginary friends kept him from going home to his abusive home and his imagination managed to keep him through school, though he tended to miss a majority of it due to his mother's neglectfulness. Thankfully, her personality seemed to have skipped over him. He grew into a soft, rather loving man, unaware of what he was and utterly ignorant to the world of the supernatural.
Until his first bite.
After discovering what he was, James ran away from home to end up wandering the streets and eventually ending up in Texas. From there, he made his way around the country, learning, growing, meeting people. Learning to live with what he was. It was a simple life. He spent time as a farm hand and fed on animals, keeping what he was a well-kept secret. He managed to finish school and moved on with his life.
As he entered adulthood, James found himself drawn to the animistic tendencies of his pureblood half, indulging in cannibalism and even drinking the blood of passers-by to keep fed. Not exactly a killer, he had a hard time keeping himself under the radar. Eventually, he grew out of his killer instincts and found a way to keep himself situated and fed.
Moving to New York, James got a job working security, bringing in an alright income. Discovering himself wasn't easy, but he managed to do it enough that he drew the attention of a silly, yet handsome mycology professor. The two later moved to Riverport where James once again found a new job to start over.
Now, James lives in Riverport with his partner, trying to balance what he is, his bills, and his work. He's passionate, caring deeply for what he does, but he easily gets discouraged when others don't act the same way. He's gullible to a degree, missing social cues and tending to take people at face value, relying heavily on first impressions. His awkwardness tends to make people uncomfortable, but once he opens up, he's a whole other person.
His territorial nature is thanks to his vampiric side, if he trusts someone, he can shift away from his thoughts and keep civil. He does get jealous of males showing romantic interests in his mate, even at times when females approach him as well, but he's no savage. Jealousy an ugly monster does make.
He's not an expert at firearms, but he can fight hard with his claws. Sharp, elongated nails rip out of his fingertips, the raw power tainting his blood and turning his arms a radiant of black, showing he's not at all the human he seems. He's an alright marksman, however.
He drives a 2018 Nissan Altima. It is his company car.
He's a Dhampir, born half vampire. He's a special specimen- his mother survived birthing him, and he's managed to live with what he is. He's somewhat animalistic and bloodthirsty, but as time has gone on, he's learned to curb his hunger and keep himself under control. Once a year he becomes feral, desiring the need to impregnate and carry on his progeny. Being how he is, however, keeps him just a little horny for a week straight. It might make for an incredibly fun time.
Once, James ingested the throat of Nosferatu in a rage and has been known to eat other vampires and humans. His cannibalism can be sated by blood, however.
James, with his partner, has a Maine Coon cat named Winston. He has vowed to never eat Winston. He loves Winston.
Night Vision | Enhanced Speed | Enhanced Agility | Retractable Claws
Acid Venom | Healing Saliva | Accelerated healing |Slight magic
Water. James burns on contact in salt water and can survive longer in fresh water. He can't swim.
Dead Blood. blood older than a few days that hasn't been properly preserved will make him sick.
Magic. Magic sucks.
Decapitation will slow him down. It won't kill him
(Partner, Lover, Constant)