I hereby declare this the General Writing/ Tabletop Gaming Discussion Thread.
The concept for my character in Andre (VonGentleman's) D&D campaign. Considering how he's based entirely off of some 'hunter' class that can use guns, and the horror/medieval/western/feudal japan theme of the setting as I'd heard it described, Niccolo seems surprising fleshed out. Also, I made him earlier this afternoon.
Some character history:
Name: Niccolo. Full name unavailable for certain reasons.
Backstory: If asked, Niccolo will tell you he's a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter. If he decides you're trustworthy, he'll reveal he's an elite agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service. If you get close to him, he'll tell you about how he was once a member of a noble house (whose name has been wiped from history) whose members were devoured by demonic forces in one terrifying night, and that he was the only one spared due to his faith in God.
All of the above is accurate. He still wont tell you that he was the reason for the demonic attack in the first place, though.
To explain: Niccolo's noble house was (in)famous for their hedonism, satanism, cruelty, and mockery of religion. Niccolo, having been born and raised more or less outside of the (frequently bloody) orgy, was in contrast pious, generous, and generally a good guy. During his time at his family's estate, he grew sickened by the actions of his relatives. The patriarch of the family, whose name has also been lost, recognized this and used Niccolo as a pawn to further his own ambitions. He manipulated Niccolo into finding a method to bring retribution upon his family: Selling their souls to the devil. Believing they were damned anyway, Niccolo completed the ritual and (after reading it twice) signed the contract from the devil that appeared before him. At that moment, a legion of demons rose into the ground and proceeded to devour and burn the estate as Niccolo watched in horror. Niccolo's payment for the sale was 100 devil's favors; one for each member of his family (including the aforementioned patriarch.) While he could use them for any number of powerful (and twisted) enhancements, Niccolo has resolved to only utilize each favor as collatoral- for renegotiating others' contracts with Lucifer, for redeeming the souls of others, and for paying off powerful demons (or demon-powered individuals.)
He hides this horrific event behind his natural charm and eloquence, his genuine piety and selflessness, and his devotion to protecting his queen... and anyone else he happens to meet.
He utilizes a pair of rather newfangled revolvers and carriers a large load of specialty bullets, including alchemical silver, cold iron, UV, consecrated stake bullets, exploding, incendiary, adamantium (only a few, though) and, to top it off, a special marked bullet which is said to instantly kill anyone who believes it has said ability.