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Mercy by BuddhatheBob Mercy by BuddhatheBob
I’m very proud of this character :D

Also, he/she was inspired by a Criminal Minds episode :D

He/she has DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), with his/her default personality being the submissive male personality, Kyle. The other personality is a dominant female personality named Kyla, and she becomes the villain Mercy :D

For the record I have no idea if people with DID can have different personalities fall in love with each other but I’ve looked it up and I’ve seen that a lot of people rule this disorder as an “anything goes” type deal, so I decided to roll with it :D

BTW Both the colors of her/his suit and the symbol below her hood stand for “Mercy.” She/he is named “Mercy” because he/she was given a lack of it when he/she was hurt and now she/he offers the same to her enemies.
She/he makes her/his victims beg for mercy before they’re dealt with.
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Name: Kyle/Kyla Wicks (Mercy)

Age: 17

Birthdate: Sept. 1

Heritage: Caucasian (Natural Human)

Birth Place: Writhen City

Eye Color: Leafy Gold

Hair Color: Brownish Gold

Height: 5' 9"

Weight: 135 lbs

Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Skyler Williams

Longest relationship: See above

Likes:

Kyle: Chemistry, school, soda, jogging, classical music, reading, rollerblading, Skyler

Kyla/Mercy: Protecting Kyle, metal and dubstep music, exercising, rollerblading, sewing and other crafts, soda, Skyler

Dislikes:

Kyle: Carver and his friends, guacamole, other genres of music, class being interrupted

Kyla/Mercy: Carver and his friends, Kyle’s parents, most of the world

Abilities: Mercy is not gifted with any powers, but more than makes up for it with his/her intelligence and physical abilities. Because of his/her childhood abuse Mercy also has heightened stamina and reflexes, and is quite good with stealth. He/she also compensates for usual superhero traits by superb observation, improvisation, and sheer iron willpower. Her modus operandi consists of homemade flash bombs and small guns, and if there is a desperate need for a quick getaway his/her boots are equipped with wheels.

She/he is usually more adept with attacks and equipment suited for stealth and manipulation than pure strength and bulk.

Personality: Kyle/Kyla has DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), with his/her default personality being the submissive male personality, Kyle. The other personality is a dominant female personality named Kyla, and she becomes the villain Mercy.

Kyla was unconsciously created by Kyle when he began to suffer from his abusive parents. Whenever Kyle was suffering a beating Kyla would take over and take it for him, which also made Kyla the only one who remembered the abuse when Kyle’s parents finally got caught and Kyle was taken away from them. Though Kyle is not aware of Kyla’s existence, Kyla is aware of Kyle.

Kyle: Kyle is a happy and gentle boy. He tries to have an optimistic outlook on life in general, and is sort’ve a people-pleaser by nature, and because of his submissive personality he is often the subject of much abuse from Carver Wilson and his gang. Because he has no memory of what Kyla experiences he is often peppered with scars and mementos of his abuse and from later in life that he has no idea where they came from. And because of the abuse from his parents however he has a tendency to not trust new people and to cower from physical contact, though he himself has no idea why he does.

Kyla/Mercy: Kyla, unlike Kyle, is a dark and brooding personality, almost unstable in a way. From the moment of her creation she has been (romantically) in love with Kyle and she takes his abuse for him because of this, regarding herself as the only person who can truly take care of him and love him. This remains a driving factor in her actions later in life when she realizes Kyle is being bullied at school and outside of school as well (because while Kyle is unaware of her presence and does not have her memories she is aware of his), and thus she takes on the persona of Mercy to try and offer him comfort by eliminating his tormentors (seeing as she cannot offer him comfort through physical contact or anything like that).

Special Note: Sometimes Kyle hangs out with R.J.’s group but he’s sort’ve of an associative friend instead of a permanent friend.

Mercy (c) me
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:iconartistically-morbid:
Artistically-Morbid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
ADORABLE!!! I love it
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Emoshiz25 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
If you gave (s)he albino-blonde hair It would be me cosplaying
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TransparentSky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is genius, your character ideas never cease to amaze me...They're all just so fantastic and well developed
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Hana-chan12 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student
I really like this character and his design. And oh my gosh his birthday is before mine, I know that wasn't 'necessary' to say but I wanted to say it. Anyway good job!
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Alessandra-Blackwood Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ZOMG! You blew my mind with this character, you know? I love them!! It's very very interesting, I'm dying to see her/him interact with BlueJay and Momentum XD!!! IT'S SO GREAT!!
Your mind is amazing, simply amazing!! She is so complex and he is so adorable! I WANT TO SEE THEM SO BAD!!! <333
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AironKennell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is such an intriguing idea for a villain. There are so many interesting ways you can use Kyle/ Kyla and so many conundrums that would come with trying to defeat her without hurting him. I can't wait to see what you do with Mercy. And I love the costume.

Will the DID effect the way R.J. can use his powers with her/ him? Because it seems like a mental illness like that might mess with telepathy.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I imagined he would read them as two separate people (which is how he confirms that Kyle/Kyla suffers from DID) :D
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AironKennell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That makes sense.

I guess I was thinking about the end of that Criminal Minds episode, where Adam's personalities get all mixed up and angry at each other.
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hinata5o5 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow, this seems like a very well written and deep character can't wait to see more of her/him :D
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A-and-S-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Omg, I think I'm gonna like this guy/girl :D
He/she sounds like a really good idea. Can't wait to see more of him/her. :)
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awsometastical101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I am surprised. I'm very intrigued as well. I truly would have never come close to thinking up a character like this, it's fantastic. I like that Kyle doesn't know about Kyla.

Also (because what I took from this is that Kyle is the original) does Kyla know she's anatomically a guy?

Anyways, hope to see more of her/him. They're fascinating. And their design is awesome. I love the color scheme and general look.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, Kyla is fully aware that she is a man, because she is fully aware that the body is really Kyle's :D
But she still acts feminine and stuff when she is in control :D

Thanks :D
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awsometastical101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I like her a lot now. Like, more than I already did.
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Katalin-ica Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GASP! I know exactly what episode you're talking about!

I really like this Mercy character. He/she just evokes so many emotions. I feel pity for Kyle, but adore the strong, protective Kyla.
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SilverNight72 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Love the concept of this character and the fact that you were inspired by a Criminal Minds episode too. :D
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stoneysky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. Love the design; fascinating character.

People with DID usually develop more than two personalities. Do you think that might come up in a future plot, or will you stick to only Kyle/Kyla? Either way, Mercy is definitely going to be interesting. :D
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think if I was going to add more I'd only got up to 3 or 4, but for now Kyle and Kyla are the only two :D
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stoneysky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool. Sorry, I really love Psychology. :D
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Me too man :D
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Hedgehogian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad that I think I know EXACTLY what episode you might be talking about?
Also...cool!
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ZeroPillar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is cool. Really cool. I like it a lot! :D
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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FrankandJoe3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He/She. Heh. I don't know why, but reading that amused me. My first thought was Assassin's Creed for some reason. Love this :)
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I realized it looked like Assassin's Creed too when I was finished ^^;
Thanks :D
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piratefaellie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Ahaha I love that episode ... it was kind of weird though

Nice work as usual!
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Warriorcatslol Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If Mercy's a villan does that make her an enemy of Blue Jay? I'm just asking.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes :D
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Warriorcatslol Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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Haruhi-x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't usually watch Criminal Minds, but I think that might be one of the few I've seen. The one with Adam, you said? Seems familiar.

Kyle's story just makes me want to wrap him up in a blanket and give him a teddy bear, a cookie, and a cup of tea. Mercy's costume looks so badass, though.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, that one :D

I'm happy you seem to empathize with him :D
Also, Mercy's costume was inspired by a recycled dress made out of business suits. I'd show you but I can't find it :(
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Haruhi-x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's cool! If you ever find it, I would love to see it sometime, but if not...Oh well. *shrug* :D
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amitrixwolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna guess it was the episode with Adam that you were inspired by. :)
Interesting character, the development should be fun.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep :D
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Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
AWESOME... That was my favourite episode of Criminal Minds. And I've often thought of DID's falling in love with "themselves," too.
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yaoilover998 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artist
What episode of Criminal Minds did you see that inspired this? :) If you don't mind me asking. I have a couple in mind.

Also the character design is lovely.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Uhm...the one with a guy named Adam at a hotel...?
I don't know the title ^^;
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yaoilover998 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Artist
Oh I know which one you're talking about. I remember that episode, that was actually the one I was thinking about.
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temeencimo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the design :D
And I think I know which criminal minds episode you're talking about.
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The one with Adam?
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temeencimo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes! :D
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AbbyTLaRue Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The color palette makes you realize how much simpler things are than they look; it's how you use the colors that makes it awesome.



I don't even think that made sense to me.
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Ziggyomgplz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I remeber you telling me about kyle aand kyla ^^ it just makes me love this piece even more. :D
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konner08 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wow, love the character design, and the background really intresting. I can't wait to see how you play around with this.
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