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MACHETE

Species: Domestic dog
Breed: Podenco Siciliano
Gender: Male
Orientation: Asexual
Age: 2,5-6 years (19-35 in humans)
Height: feral 70 cm (anthro 175 cm)
Weight: feral 27 kg (anthro 60 kg)
Nationality: Italian (Born in Sicily)
Location: Italy, Rome
Time period: Renaissance
Occupation: Catholic cleric, priest, cardinal.
Milieu: Catacombs, ossuaries, crypts, churches, cathedrals etc.
Languages: Italian, Latin, French and a bit of English and Spanish


Appearance:
Overall:
Very lean and slender, but not overly skinny. Long and thin legs, slightly arched back, narrow face and relatively short tail. The ears are big and pointy, there’s no fur inside. Both ears have a triangle shaped slot on them. Since there’s not much muscle definition, he’s physically rather weak, but uses his swift movements and brilliant wits to compensate the missing strength.
Fur:
White with a slight hue of cream. The length and texture varies; fur is very smooth, short and soft in back, head and legs, while in neck, cheeks, hindquaters and tail the fur is much stiffer and coarser. The longer fur points upwards in the neck area, creating a characteristic ‘neck fluff’. Pale pink skin shows through in places where the fur is shortest.
Markings:
Being an albino, Machete doesn't have any real markings. However, as a part of a ritual ceremony, his eyelids and lips were tattooed/dyed black. The black lines ending to small hooks on his forehead are actually cut to his skin and then dyed black. Irises are blood red and pupils are black/dark red, round and small. He has dark circles under the eyes.
Clothing and accessories:
In feral form, the only accessory he wears is a set of bandages, which can be either light brown (made of cotton, represents a monk’s robe) or bright red (made of silk, represents a cardinal’s outfit). The bandages can be arranged in many different ways, though they are usually binded loosely around the front legs, chest and neck.
In anthro form Machete can be seen wearing a typical medieval monk’s robe, a black cassock with a white clerical collar, or a cardinal’s red cassock. If the bandages are worn, they’re usually wrapped around his arms. His set of rosary beads is black and made of onyx.

Personality:
Machete is a master in hiding his true feelings, and can be endlessly patient. To keep up appearances, he always acts politely and with dignity in public and avoids any kind of emotional outbursts. His basic expression appears to be a mix of annoyance and boredom. He doesn't talk much either, and when he does, his voice is very soft and quiet. He’s very sophisticated and intellectual, and quite a calculating schemer as well.
But under that pure white surface he’s twisted, cold-hearted, egoistic, paranoid and hopelessly alone. He’s not afraid of using brutally violent ways to archieve what he wants.

Health:
Machete has never been the healthiest of dogs. His immune system doesn't function properly, which causes him to get sick every now and then. His bones are fragile and skin is thin and bleeds easily, so he tends to avoid fights and other situations where something could get broken. He's chronically anemic, suffers from insomnia and is prone to infectious diseases and inflammations.
Skin with no pigment to protect it gets sunburns very easily. Due to the lack of pigment in eyes, his eyesight is rather poor especially at bright light, which also often causes physical pain and migraine (photophobia). Because of this, he usually spends daytime indoors, and only goes out at night or early at dawn.

Religiosity:
Notwithstanding his occupation as a cleric, he’s not particularly religious. For him, the role in church hierarchy is more like a way to fulfill his selfish desires than anything, although he does enjoy the silence and safety it offers.
Due to his past, Machete has contacts to “the darker side” of the community, and he knows personally many heretics, witches and assassins, as well as inquisitors and mercenaries. He befriends them as long as it benefits him, but certainly burns them at the stake if his own reputation is in concern.

Fighting skills:
As a novice he learned a wide repertoire of fighting and martial art skills, as well as handling different weapons. He’s not usually the one attacking, but is able to defend himself if the situation demands it. Preferred weapons include various blades, such as daggers and knives. Their accuracy and light weight are highly valued and small size makes them easy to hide in bandages and sleeves of clothing. Throwing knives are used, yet slender bladed stiletto remains his favorite. He also possesses a couple of rapier swords, which though are less utilitarian and more likely used to show off in formal occasions.

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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
Your characters are all so developed and interesting!
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Speeddog001 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Kind of odd I stumble upon the reference of your character in the middle of the freaking night xD

So many things I have to say about this character but I don't want to write a book of a comment haha

The short version, your character is unique, bad ass, awesome, interesting, etc. =D
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BloodyMatrix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks alot like a maned wolf , and i know what you're thinking . no a maned wolf isnt a wolf or fox but their own species :) www.google.be/search?hl=nl&sit...
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0okami-San Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool I'm Italian!
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Firefliy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Writer
Elegant <3
I was thinking of naming the new pet Machete :D
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Nopeita Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a character named Machete too! He's a pitbull. c:
I LOVE those eyes, and ears. <3
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LunaDarasu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a unique character :)
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What would his voice sound like, may I ask...?
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice:D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :>
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Huskypawz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome:D i really like him^^
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GSimonC Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love your drawing style and characters your like my hero <3
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you! Glad you like them C:
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so beautiful! :iconwantplz: I love his coat and his beautiful body! :D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you ;u;
Glad you like him!
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He's.....he's......beautiful!
I'm smitten with him!
I luuuuv him soooo muuuuch!
Ur such a good artist!
I wish this beauty was real!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He sounds like a very interesting character--I like the description you created for him as much as the art.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
You think? Aww, thanks! I'm glad you like him C:
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh Machete ! What an amazing character, I so love his design, and his eyes are beautiful !
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! I'm glad you like this character ;u;
Red eyes :heart:
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Akimune Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful ref and character!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ^^
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MorbidCrowkiller Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
amazing wow you did a ref! i feel like i've crawled inside and out of machete now! :)
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome ref sheet! so much information C: I love Machete ^^
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! Glad you like him ^^
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome C:
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
i love reading about mMete so much, gosh
this character is amazing
he has everything I like, lol

nice reference
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
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I don't know what to answer, really
Thank You~
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
ahaha don-t worry, answering 4567890 people can really drain your brain

now that i realize, i really fucked up his name "mMete" wtf how did that happen

anyways, you are always very welcome!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahah, yeah :XD: Having a some kind of replying marathon at the moment. There's still messages and comments from... last spring, I think? Gaaah I have a memory of a goldfish and a motivation of a sloth.

Pfft, I noticed but it was really rather obvious what you were trying to say :'D
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DesmodiaDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kaum jemand macht sich so viele Gedanken um einen Chrakter, das ist wirklich beeindruckend!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, sorry, I don't speak german...
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DesmodiaDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I am sorry. Because of the name Machete I was thinking you do.
I said that I am impressed by all the information and effort you put in this and that I rarely see a ref that has so much work in it :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, no worries~
Thanks! I'm glad you like it C:
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DesmodiaDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course it is amazing!
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Kaiyaru Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's so awesome ;u; I've always loved his design .u.
I love how you draw poses ARGH I can't get enough!! sdkfjsdjhsdf

can I try drawing him for my FanArt Characters Challenge? ;u;
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you so much :squee:

Sure you can! I'd be honored :dummy:
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Kaiyaru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :la:

yay, thanks! :iconlawooplz:
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geheichous Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
;o; wooo awesome character!!
why that name?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, glad you like him!
It's a long story, really. But basically he tends to use different kind of blades as weapons, some of them similar to machetes~
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geheichous Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
*A* that looks awesome, I cant wait to see some artworks of Machete :3
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DOLFIY Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow!looks great!
Someday,maybe I will draw him...:meow:
He looks awesome!:D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
Oh, that would be awesome ;u;
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DOLFIY Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so!:huggle:
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PineSpear Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eihän tähän voi nyt muuta sanoa kui että aivan upean hahmon olet luonut niin ulkonäöllisesti kuin tarinaltaankin!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Voi kiitos! ^^
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PineSpear Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eipä mittään : ))
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