Approved [OLD SHEET] Vanity

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"KOSUKE" IS A MAN KNOWN TO MANY, YET UNDERSTOOD BY FEW. HE IS A MYTH, AN ARTIST, PERHAPS EVEN AN UNDISCOVERED META. SOME CALL HIM A GENIUS. SOME CALL HIM A POST-MODERN RENAISSANCE MAN.

YOU CAN CALL HIM...
VANITY
VANITY
VANITY
He is a musician, of course; singer and creative lead of the Pittsburgh-based garage rock band "PREMORTEM", holding a successful solo career with "VANITY PROJECT".

Though his on-stage persona may appear callous, those who converse with him at his record store "VULTURE" find him expectedly charming and shockingly amicable. His pleasant demeanour and down-to-earth nature make him far more approachable than most others in his profession. Kosuke doesn't act like a rock star; Kosuke acts like your friend, like that guy from your old college days with the motorcycle and the garage band and the wild eclectic taste in everything, the one you knew you could trust from the moment he introduced himself.

Which is odd, because "Kosuke" isn't even his real name.
VOICE OF
AN
ANGEL
There is more to Kosuke than meets the waking ear. He possesses something of a second voice, layered just beneath his first, resonating from a second set of enhanced vocal cords- classified as a metahuman mutation, owing to its abnormal gravitas.
The frequencies produced by this second voice are beyond the range of human perception, bypassing the conscious completely to strike at the subliminal, all maintained with the same perfect pitch he uses to hone his open voice.

"UNREST" causes restless anger, along with the desire to release said anger, however that release may manifest.

"DISQUIET", an impossibly low drone perceived only in total silence, causes a sense of impending doom in those who hear it, and extended exposure can lead to more serious paranoia.

"OBSESSION" is perhaps the most dangerous. It draws attention to itself- and away from everything else. The longer it is left to play, the stronger its pull becomes, until it's all but impossible to perceive anything else.
But Kosuke doesn't do that to people. Anyone could achieve fame if they held a cheat code like that; the recognition would be hollow, meaningless. Nobody even knows he has these powers. He doesn't want that for PREMORTEM.

That's not to say they're completely useless in the pursuit of art, however. Unbeknownst to the world, Kosuke is the mysterious figure behind "LAMENT"- an experimental music project, known for sampling the last moments of people, around the time (or perhaps even before) their bodies were discovered.

He has hidden a couple of these frequencies in the project- though, oddly enough, the songs are harmless to most. Kosuke speculates it has something to do with lossy audio files and sub-par listening equipment. Those with cheap setups seem to be mostly unscathed, but the average audiophile may not be so lucky. The master copies are stored on vinyl. Make of that what you will.
SOUL OF
A
DEMON
Due to the nature of LAMENT, Kosuke find himself in a lot more danger than the average person. As such, he keeps himself well-armed; or about as well-armed as a citizen can be without being weighed down or arousing much suspicion.
He has amassed a small collection of weapons, though most remain either at home or tucked away in the top box of his motorcycle. It has been noted that he seems to have an affinity for obsolete instruments of torture, though it's anyone's guess where he keeps those; possibly in his home, possibly in a storage unit. On his person, he tends to carry three things:

"FRONTCLAW": a large handheld knife, or collection of smaller knives, depending on momentary convenience. He can only carry one or the other, but he always has it on him.

"HINDCLAW": two blades built into the toes of his shoes, unsheathed by a spring when he hits his heel. Kosuke exclusively wears either boots or formal leather shoes, so it's easy to hide.

"FANG": a handgun. The boring way out.
Does this make him unhinged? Dangerous? Does this make him someone you shouldn't go near if your life depended on it?

Who's to say?

He certainly doesn't seem that way. He's a musician with a successful band, a shopkeep with a successful business, and an eccentric with a successful public persona. He's that guy from VULTURE- you know, the one with motorcycle and the garage band and the wild eclectic taste in everything, the one you knew you could trust from the moment he introduced himself. You know him.

He's told you, you know "HIM".
 
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