Name: Alejandro Montoya
Bio: Alejandro Montoya is a swashbuckling swordsman and adventurer in the modern era, and in a world where guns can be found in hands of pretty much any criminal or villain, he’s dangerous enough to not even need them.
Born in Spain in the year 1993, Alejandro was born the son of an antiques dealer who specialized in ancient weapons, he also had developed a deep bond with his older sister by four years, Bella.
While his father hoped his son would follow into the family business, Alejandro, borne out of a great interest in stories from the past, stories of warriors from centuries past where men fought with swords. He especially loved the stories of swashbucklers who’d avenged transgressions by means of sword dueling.
He did have a massive interest in the past, but his father didn’t immediately pick up on how he was mostly interested in just swords and the more adventurous past than just the past in general. When Alejandro was very young he decided that he wanted to become a swordsman, and when his father heard this he was disappointed, but decided that his interest in history was still quite good, and decided to help his son indulge his interest in swordplay by hiring a Demon Samurai who was especially skilled in swordplay to train his son.
For four years (until he was twelve to be precise, having started at age eight) Alejandro trained to become a powerful but graceful swordsman (though his type of grace was not the same that the Samurai used, but he could work with it) and while he had started to show some true potential, his family was in for a massive shock when his father died from a fatal heart attack.
Alejandro and his family grieved for weeks, and when the mourning period was over, the Demon Samurai chose to leave, revealing that he’d trained Alejandro because he both saw great potential in him and that he apparently reminded him of himself when he was young. He explained that by now his skills had advanced to a point where he was alright, and he believed that continuing teaching him wouldn’t let him advance to become as great a swordsman as he could be, leaving so that Alejandro could develop into more than just an apprentice, and rather into a swordsman all his own.
As the man of the house, Alejandro tried his hand at running his father’s antique dealing business but due to his lack of experience in dealing with businesses, almost got it bankrupted. His mother took over instead and proved more competent, but Alejandro wanted to make himself useful…and then remembered his swordfighting skills, and decided to start trying to work as an adventurer.
Granted it was a bit more difficult for him than it was for most Hetelville adventurers, but he’d proven quite formidable, especially notable since he outright refused to use guns and used a sword he’d made himself.
While most of the adventures ranged from trying to find general oddness in the area (such as a waterfall that supposedly flowed upwards, and a hole that threw you out of it) to dealing with more mundane villains (gangs for the most part), he occasionally dealt with paranormal beings, such as a Zombie pirate, a serial killing Dulahan and a Goblin tinkerer who schemed on stealing all the gold in whole cities, but it really took off after he met Rod when the swordsman was sixteen.
He wound up encountering Rod after he went to Spain alone (Chieko had other things to do at the time) to kill a resurrected demon lord on contract with the government. While Alejandro had met some other small time adventurers, he’d never EVER met anyone like Rod, and was amazed at the larger than life presence he displayed when he showed up in his town, actually ending up working with him and seeing him successfully kill the demon.
Two weeks after Rod left however, Alejandro found out by accident that the alligator had slept with his sister, and got really pissed off, tracking him down to his address in America and challenging him to a duel to the death for his sister’s honor (and Rod, being a moron, unwittingly made things worse through unintended miscommunication in addition to the fact that his sister slept around a lot and as a result didn’t fully realize just why Alejandro was so pissed at this. In truth he didn’t actually want to fight him, but did when the swordsman pressed the issue through force) and the swordsman almost won…had it not been for the timely arrival of Chieko, who interrupted him by shooting him in the ass.
Enraged, he responded by trying to fight Chieko instead, but already tired out a bit by his fight with Rod and not expecting Chieko’s unnaturally canny gunplay (as opposed to the gunfighters he’d previously had to deal with) in addition to her own sharp wits, he was beaten very soundly.
In the aftermath he wound up in the hospital for several weeks, and despite his initial shock and fury that he’d finally been beaten, he found himself falling for this pretty young partner of Rod’s. This was helped by the fact that after she heard why he attacked them, she and Rod apologized. Apparently if Rod had even known that was his sister or that Alejandro would take such offense to it, he would’ve let her be and not slept with her “Even if she was incredibly hot” though pointed out she was already attracted to him. And Chieko explained Rod’s own lack of brains, and how the miscommunication likely caused them a lot of trouble, she also helped him realize that he was actually quite overprotective of his family (some protectiveness is a good thing, but he tended to overdo it, making it pretty much impossible for his sister to find a lover or for his mother to remarry) and decided to moderate this to a more reasonable level.
Chieko also learned of his life as an adventurer and gave him the helpful hint that Hetelville actually was a better place to start these types of lives; intrigued by the many possibilities of life in this city, he decided to move over there himself.
Over the next couple of months, he began to hang around more with Rod and Chieko, and succeeded in asking the girl out on a date (much to her own surprise, as she never actually thought about seeking out a relationship), and soon was able to develop a relationship with the Japanese sniper/adventurer/accountant, who fell deeply in love with him.
Alejandro was in time able to convince his family to move over to Hetelville and start over their business there. He became a much better swordsman, plus a much more seasoned adventurer over the four years since he’s entered his friendship with Rod and relationship with Chieko, now he’s known as a pretty competent fighter and has gone on a lot of adventures with the two, and is content with life for the most part, and is actively involved with Rod and Chieko’s work. Ready to help them both as he journeys toward the goal of becoming the planet’s greatest swordsman.
However, his and Chieko’s relationship has certainly grown, and now he wishes to take their relationship to the next level…
Personality: Alejandro is an intelligent and daring swordsman who is a bit cocky sometimes and takes offenses a bit more seriously than he should, but is a good guy despite that.
As you could probably expect, he has a massive love of and interest in swords, but also in history and the time periods swords were generally used in. He is particularly interested in the medieval periods of Japan and Europe due to how swords were really used more in those days. He’s a sword aficionado who enjoys collecting them in addition to fighting with them. He doesn’t overly obsess with them like Maud Pie from My Little Pony does.
Alejandro is a bit cocky sometimes, a lot more when he was younger due to how he’d never really been defeated, in fact his own arrogance in the past could at times be enough to annoy others around him, even family though he hadn’t intended that. It was after Chieko defeated him with her guns that he began to realize just how rude his arrogance was and toned it down considerably. Now while he can be a bit cocky at times, he’s under no illusions that he can’t be beaten and always keeps an his own skills and how strong his opponent is, so he can be sure not to lose a fight where he actually could die.
He tends to take offenses really personally, due to his admiration of people who avenged their families and a thorough belief in family honor, he used to tend to overdo his protection which ended with him being incredibly hostile to people he felt wanted to just seduce his mother and sister after their father had died, instead of letting them find someone his overprotectiveness was unwittingly stifling any chance they had at finding love. After realizing he’d been overdoing it, he dialed this back considerably, and while still quite protective, was much less so. He’ll still keep a good eye on people he thinks are a threat to his loved ones but now only acts if he has concrete evidence (at least for himself) that this is the case.
But while he could be pretty hard to get along with before he got an attitude adjustment, even back then he was still a good guy. He does care about people quite a lot, and wishes to take care of his family, and is very willing to help out people in need, unless they happen to be villains. He’s also quite generous and will give people food and money if they need it. He is also incredibly honest, to the point where while he can bluff in a swordfight, it’s very hard for him to make a convincing lie in any other situation.
Alejandro tends to be quite elegant, especially during a fight…but outside of a fight can tend to be inexplicably clumsy for some reason, usually with tripping. He also can tend to be a bit of a goofball, being a bit of a ‘large ham’ and finding an inexplicable urge to indulge himself in overly theatric yelling and bodily gestures, his immense passion for his loved ones and his love of both history and swords.
One thing in particular about him at present is that despite his initial conflicts with both, he cares about Rod and Chieko a lot, both of them being like Rod’s best friend (though he’s more of this as Chieko is more like a sister to him) and he views Rod as his own best friend despite the fact Rod banged his sister Bella (he is a little sore about that, but realizes that ultimately he was one of the reasons said sister ended up doing the alligator in the first place, and has long forgiven both Rod and said sister), but Chieko he especially loves. He is highly passionate in his love for her, and views her as the most beautiful girl on the planet, willing to do damned near anything for her and loves being with her. Even though their relationship started with them fighting each other, now she’s like the most important person in his life.
Powers, skills, and Abilities: Alejandro is a clever and highly talented swordsman with borderline superhuman fighting skills.
While most people tend to use guns in fights, Alejandro outright refuses to use them and rather use a sword in combat, he is alright with throwing smaller blades and objects, but his primary means of attack is always a sword or some sort of handheld blade.
He has several swords, including a pair of katanas, an enchanted blade for use against the undead, and a massive sword that looks like it came out of a Final Fantasy game. He usually keeps them at home and sometimes brings them along if needed. His main sword on the other hand is one he made himself (among other things he studied metallurgy when young and artfully crafted his own blade) called ‘The Shrieking Wind’, it’s a custom-made, two handed, double edged sword made with a leather coated hilt and very strong metals he actually bought from some dwarf craftsmen. The sword has a ruby at the bottom of the hilt, and a katana esque crossguard. The blade’s design is a cross between a Japanese Katana and a European sword. There’s also mystic runes on it that allow it to damage supernatural beings either, plus the metal itself is sharp enough to slice through pretty much anything, hence why it’s contained in a sheath with similar runes etched onto it.
Alejandro has a massive, borderline superhuman ability to swordfight, having developed into a master swordsman thanks both to his training under the demon Samurai and the experience he’s gained since, he’s incredibly hard to beat in a melee fight and is even a large danger to people shooting at him as he’s so skilled he can even rapidly deflect, redirect, or block bullets. Though this part is also here due to his own heightened reflexes. He’s also highly effective against other swordfighters (as you could guess) due to his immense skill.
In addition to this, Alejandro has quick wits and is a cunning fighter, able to utilize this effectively in any fight he enters, though his particular specialty is on the fly thinking, and isn’t too skilled in thinking out elaborate plans over a long period of time.
Alejandro has also developed some pretty good pugilism skills too, mostly under Rod’s supervision who pointed out that without a sword he could be pretty helpless in a fight, granted he had some average fisticuffs skills before Rod thought to help teach him this, but with this new training he gained some formidable hand to hand fighting skills as well.
Lastly, as a result of both his fighting skills and the training involved, he has some heightened physical abilities, having borderline superhuman reflexes, dexterity, agility and balance, in addition to great (but nowhere near superhuman) strength and speed. He also has a great amount of stamina and is in great physical shape.
Appearance: Alejandro is a handsome, twenty year old swordsman from Spain.
As you could probably guess, he’s of Hispanic descent and has some very good looks, kind of like a swashbuckling superhero from a fantasy tale, possessing dashing good looks, and is of a slim but well developed body, with a few scars from sword duels present around his torso, though he does have a scar on his left buttock from where Chieko shot him years ago, though the scars don’t hinder his good looks. The feel his looks have should seem like someone mixed a twenty year old Inigo Montoya with an archetypical anime hero.
His has dark brown hair that he keeps cut short, but seems a bit like the sort of haircut kept by an anime protagonist (more like spiky hair to be exact.) And in addition as a short but well groomed goatee on his face, and a pair of deep brown eyes.
Alejandro’s outfit is as follows: A scabbard with several mystic runes etched onto it which he usually has holstered at his side, a pair of black pants, a white polo shirt, shoes made out of a fine leather, and a belt with a gold ‘M’ buckle. He also sometimes wears a pair of red triangular sunglasses.
Other: Alejandro’s first name means ‘Defender of Man’ while the surname is a reference to the revenge seeking swordsman Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride (and the story of him wanting revenge on Rod for sleeping with his sister is intended as a parody of such characters).