Lucious "Ransom" Calhoun

Lucious 'Ransom' Calhoun - Bust portrait
Name Lucious "Ransom" Calhoun
Alias "Ransom"
D.O.B. January 30 / Aquarius
Age 29
Sex / Gender Male / Male
Orientation Heterosexual
Eye Color Left: Red
Right: Cerulean Blue

Hair Color Black, White/Grey tip Ombré
Height 5'9½"
Weight 164 lbs.


  • "Preppy Grunge" fashion
  • Chain jewelry/accessories
  • Coffee/Caffeine (self-proclaimed "caffeine enthusiast")
  • High-end luxury brands
  • Utility boots
  • Patches/Pins
  • Mochi (especially the frozen dessert ones)
  • Rock climbing


  • Dependency
  • When the shaved side of his head grows out
  • Snowglobes
  • Dolls (especially porcelain ones)
  • Romantic comedies
  • Cocktail umbrellas
  • Social media
    Extraverted Introverted
  • Intuitive Observant
  • Thinking Feeling
  • Judging Prospecting
  • Assertive Turbulent

*MBTI results and explanations referenced from test results provided by

    Friendly Reserved
  • Serious Immature
  • Brave Timid
  • Organized Messy
  • High-Strung Relaxed
  • Wise Ignorant
  • Independent Dependent
    Optimistic Cynical
  • Polite Snarky
  • Cautious Impulsive
  • Sincere Deceptive
  • Diligent Lazy
  • Focused Scatter-brained
  • Emotional Dispassionate


Man in a Gucci pullover, red textured pants, and dirty/off-white Converse sitting on leather armchair with one leg up, holding a Statue of Liberty mask in front of his own face.
  • Left eye is a permanent indicator of the Xaerian1 DNA within his body
  • Will dye the white/grey tips of his hair a pastel color every so often (he's done just about every color at this point, but lavender and blue are his go-to's), then let them fade back
  • Although he doesn't possess a Xaerian forme, Lucious has the ability to set his fingers on fire, instead
    • Fire size and strength is that of a lighter
    • During one of the testing phases during Lucious' experimentation, his arms were set ablaze—leaving his skin singed/blackened up to about his elbows
  • Power couple dynamic between him and Mikkoku (although they're not exclusive)
  • Voiceclaim: Johhny Young Bosch

[Early Backstory Coming Soon!]

Lucious began his Siterian2 military career at the age of twenty, enlisting as a member of the Army Reserve. Although he displayed excellent marksmanship skills, he was never sent into the field; he spent most of his days helping out behind the scenes and volunteering to train new recruits. A few years after joining, Lucious is approached by a troubled youth — Andreas Kohler — who practically begs the former to be his mentor, explaining that he had just failed his enlistment. Lucious agrees and takes the youth under his wing, training him as a sniper. This training means the world to Andreas, especially since Lucuous interweaves breathing techniques and focus excercises that help Andreas control his boundless anger.

Disappointed and growing increasingly discontented with his position in the military as the years continue to pass him by, Lucious seeks out the underground organization Ivalyce3. Skeptical at first, Mikkoku Damasu (the current head of the organization) only allows him to participate in the experiments/trials if he agrees to work for her (in the form of scouting out new subjects, gathering Hol'locie4, occasional hitman/assassin work, etc.). After agreeing to her terms, Lucious officially becomes a test subject for the organization — disappearing and going AWOL from the milistary in the process.

Sometime after 2018, Lucious established himself and his reputation as a hitman/assassin-for-hire under the alias "Ransom".

Although his participation in Ivalyce's experiments has come to an end, Lucious remains employed by (and loyal to) Mikkoku Damasu, where he continues to work as her hitman/paid assassin and "errand boy" of sorts.

[ Pyromancy ]

Having been experimented on with Hol’locie and Xaerian DNA, the reaction between the two and Lucious himself gave him the ability to wield fire. The fire he commands is no greater than that of a lighter, but he can light all 10 fingertips on fire (simultaneously, if he really concentrates). The first time Lucious tried to manifest this ability, his forearms caught fire—although uninjured, his hands and forearms took on a blackened appearance.

[ Sniper ]

While he's a capable fighter, Lucious' crowning achievement is his marksmanship with a sniper—made possible by his impeccable eyesight. (The only better sniper in the history of Siteria's army was none other than Zak Warlyile.) However, despite this incredible skill, he wasn't on the battlefield much during his time in the army. He kept his skills sharp via target practice—and by helping out other recruits alongside the Elite Guard.

(His eyesight is enhanced even further when the Xaerian DNA settles within his body).

[ Xaerian ]

Although Xaerian DNA has settled within his body to some extent, Lucious was never able to manifest a Xaerian forme of any sort. He possesses the ability to set his fingers ablaze as a result of the DNA injections and his senses have been heightened to an extent, but these are the only enhancements he’s developed over the course of his “treatment”.


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A reserved bullet is better than an empty casing, but a full magazine makes you a hoarder.


Mikkoku Damasu

Mikkoku Damasu

[ Primary Employer ]

After seeking out Ivalyce in an attempt to make himself stronger and lend his skills to the organization, Mikkoku only allowed him to participate in rounds of experimentation on the grounds that he agree to work for her (in the capacity of scouting out new subjects, gathering Hol’locie, and occasionally acting as a hitman/assassin for her). Seeing that a mutually beneficial agreement had been presented to him, Lucious agrees to work for Mikkoku.

Although his experimentation trials ceased after sixteen months, Lucious continued to work for Mikkoku. He went on to establish himself as a hitman-for-hire under the moniker "Ransom", but Mikkoku is still his primary "employer".

Andreas Kohler
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Andreas Kohler

[ "Mentee" ]

Upon failing his initial enlistment/MEPS test, Andreas Kohler sought out Lucious, who he had met briefly during his test. Disheartened and distraught, Andreas somewhat begged Lucious to be his mentor so that he could one day gain entry into the military, and Lucious accepted. He trained Andreas to be a calmer, more focused sniper, and the techniques he passed to Andreas also helped to calm his inner rage. The two grew close during their mentor-/tutorship, and began to hang out together. However, Lucious goes AWOL — and leaves Andreas feeling depressed and abandoned.

Mood Board

(Be sure to also check out Ransom's inspiration board on Pinterest!)

Blond guy with a Guy Fawkes Anonymous mask wearing all black, sitting down and holding his hand out invitingly.
Black and white close-up of a hand, splatterd with some kind of dark liquid (possibly ink) holding a lit match.
Black and white close-up of a hand, splatterd with some kind of dark liquid (possibly ink) holding a lit match.
Preppy grunge male with sleeve tattoos and a bandana mask sitting on a distressed stoop.
Weapons (black handgun and separate magazine with rust-colored bullets, and a hunting knife) placed on a black, textured piece of fabric.
Man in a Gucci pullover, red textured pants, and dirty/off-white Converse sitting on leather armchair with one leg up, holding a Statue of Liberty mask in front of his own face..
Moody blue shot of an anonymous, obscured male smoking and leaning against a tiled wall.
Hand-filtered and -brewed coffee draining into a bulb-shaped receptacle.
Whimsical shot of a preppy individual running their fingers through their long blond hair (hair styled long in the front and shaved in the back/sides).
Branded cappucinos with 'Supreme' and 'Gucci' written in the foam.
Intimidating male 'hacker' with computer code reflected in his glasses.
Male in brown leather boots walking by a puddle of water, with the main focus of the photo being on his reflection in the water.
Individual wearing an abstractly painted skull mask dressed in a hoodie and jacket leaning against a virtual display board while shushing the viewer.
Individual holding a gun with a scope at the end of it, aiming it at targets in the distance at a shooting range.
Anonymous male obscured by two lit colored smoke bombs (pink/magenta and blue).
A dagger floating tip-down above an someone's hand.

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