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MASQUE

Species: Domestic dog
Breed: Bailiwick hound
Gender: Male
Orientation: Bisexual
Age: Stopped ageing in the age of 4 (29 in human years). In actual fact he’s over 200 years old.
Height: 65 cm (anthro 168 cm)
Weight: 23 kg (anthro 65 kg)
Nationality: British/French
Location: England, London
Time period: From the end of 1700 to 1930
Occupation: Criminal. 
Milieu: Has traveled around the world and lived in many big cities, including Paris, London, Kyoto and New York.
Languages: Numerous. Mostly speaks English and French, but also knows dozens of European and Asian languages, including Russian, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Uses Received Pronunciation. The voice is usually quite soft, almost gentle. Has a wide vocal range.


Appearance:

Overall:
Elegant, lean and slender. Good posture and effortless, catlike movements. Great suppleness and fast running speed enabled by flexible backbone. Chest is deep, back is arched and waist is narrow. Long, thin legs and small paws. The tail is equal to body in length, and ears are equal to skull in length. Ears are usually pulled back.
Fur:
Short, smooth and sleek. Tail is feathered and silky.
Markings:
Black markings on clean white base. Orange nose, mouth and paw pads. Heterochromic eyes, one icy blue and one yellowish orange.
Clothing:
Everything classy from 19th and early 20th century. Long cloaks, top hats, laces, vests, evening suits and so on. Style varies throughout time, but his clothing preference is always a bit outdated (for example, likes to wear clothes that were in fashion about 5-10 years ago). Masque is an occasional smoker, he uses long cigarette holders.

Personality:
Suave / elegant / arrogant / narcissistic / sadistic / excellent liar / unpredictable / violent / psychopathic.
Masque is a man of thousand identities. He shuffles between aliases, sneaks into circles, merges into crowds, playing all their games, winning everyone’s confidence and adoration before betraying them. Most of his acquaintances only get to know one side of him, and very few have seen all the aspects of his complicated personality.
Masque likes to identify himself as a noble, cultured, well-mannered and highly intelligent gentleman. He’s silver-tongued and fast thinker, and absolutely loves to outsmart people. However, he’s a bit pedantic and easily offended.
Because of the pleasing first impression he gives, many seem to be willing to put their trust on him. His natural elegance and charisma often ensures the ladies’ attention as well.
Sadly, most of his praised sophistication is superficial. The psychopathic tendencies include pathological lying, narcissism and lack of genuine empathy and remorse. He’s manipulative and cunning. Bending others to his will possesses no difficulty.

Sanity:
Masque’s personality is overshadowed by several mental disorders. Majority of them have occurred post mortem, and lack of treatment has allowed them to pile up over the decades.
He’s narcissistic and full of unhealthy self-adoration. He considers himself superior to others, but constantly needs their support and admiration. He can't stand being ignored.
Masque is highly unstable. The mood swings he gets are swift and unpredictable; one moment he’s gentle and civilized, and next he’s cold and sadistic.
His psychopathic features include complete lack of remorse or pity. He lies a lot and hardly ever gets caught. He enjoys anarchy and being against society, it gives him a certain feel of predominance and supremacy. He’s violent and murderous, and his twisted immortality allows him to be as suicidal as he wants without causing permanent physical damage.
Every once a while a total breakdown occurs; he may turn into hysteric, giggling and dangerously erratic beast or pathetic, panicky, paranoid and tearful wreck. Between the emotions he may collapse into catatonia, which shows as stagnated movements, hollow stare in eyes and general apathy.
Regardless the mental mayhem roaring in his mind, Masque is generally surprisingly good at holding it all inside. Like said, he’s supreme at hiding his dark side and bringing out his intellectual, pleasant features, which is the base of his charm.

Immortality:
Overall Masque is in rather good physical condition, if not taking consideration that he’s pretty much dead, at least in theory. He was killed by poisoning in the age of 4 (29 in anthro) with a new kind of venom. But he came back, and has been roaming around as a very lifelike undead for over two centuries.
His body functions relatively normally, and from outside one wouldn't even guess his exceptionality. Eating and sleeping aren't vital for him, but he prefers to do both. After all, keeping going on would be quite flavorless without those small joys of life.
There’s one thing that keeps bothering him though. Due the effect of toxins ingested, his blood is corrupted. It’s pitch black, inky, sticky and a bit thicker than normal blood. Apparently the same liquid influenced the internal organs (which are also black), causing them to constantly break down and bleed massively (especially in brain, lungs and stomach). Again, this doesn't kill him, but it sure is quite annoying and painful.
Masque’s abnormal state repels other living organisms. He never gets sick or ill. Bacteria, viruses and such just can’t deal with the corrupted presence of his. For the same reasons, he’s unable to reproduce. Decomposers wouldn’t touch his remains.
Being unable to die, Masque has an ability to heal nearly any physical injuries, even those lethal for normal living things. If enough time given, he can heal wounds, grow back limbs or recreate his whole viscera. But he’s not immune for pain. Intense pain may cause shock or make him to pass out until the resurgence process is complete enough for him to continue. In general, he stays in the condition where he originally died. Years don’t change his appearance in any way.

Interactions with other characters:
Masque’s deceptive nature has lead to a quite impressive number of enemies. Many underground organizations and past allies are trying to hunt him down to get his head. Masque usually responses intimidation by fleeing the threat and popping up again in a different country.
Due to his physically and mentally abusive behavior towards his loved ones, he’s unable to form long-term relationships and ends up having dozens of short affairs and one-night stands.
This far he has had two genuine relationships.
The first true love interest was Katsumiyo, or “Sumi”, an elite oiran whom he met at his travel in Japan in late 19th century. The relationship which started like so many previous ones developed into deep understanding and passionate romance between those two. Clever and sharp lipped Sumi provided the perfect counterpart to Masque’s brilliant intellect. For the first time he felt equal to someone. Their secret affair lasted for over a decade, but eventually Masque was forced to leave the country. He still misses her.
The other big relationship began when Radon, a canine-reptile hybrid synthetically build for obscure purposes, joined him in the 1890. Radon, like Masque, is pretty much impossible to kill due his adjusted genetics, and because of this, Masque feels sympathy for him. They’re both unnatural misfits with little respect for society, so they decided to join their forces. Since that they've been partners in crime, Masque with his wits and Radon with his strength. Together they form an unstoppable pair, often feared and respected among the criminal circles. But there’s more than that. One could say Radon is Masque’s rock. When he gets all emotional and spins out of control, there’s always at least one person to keep him at his senses. Because of Radon’s absence of feeling any pain, Masque has a habit to terminate all his frustration and anger to him. Radon takes it all, because he has learnt to read his unstable actions and knows that it’s the best thing to do. Radon also keeps Masque company and prevents the psychosis at bay, for they tend to lurk in when he’s alone. Overall they seem to have sort of a love-hate relationship, neither willing to admit that they need each other.

Hobbies:
Masque’s interests include classical music and bowel string instruments. He’s specialized at viola, but is pretty good at playing violin as well.
Learning new languages has always been his thing also. He likes to travel and is a fast learner.
For third, games. Masque is quite a gambler, and his favorite games vary from classic card games like blackjack and poker, to billiard sports and roulette. He occasionally plays chess with Radon.

Weapons of choice:
Prefers small handguns, such as pistols and revolvers.

artwork, character ©CanisAlbus

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:iconcurtiswolfe:
Curtiswolfe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
tää sun tapa piirtää koira on magee. tykkään!
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I might be crazy, but is it me or is Masque actually a dog version of The Phantom of the Opera. I see many refferences to him in both his name, appearance and character description. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it would be an AMAZING coincidence, lol.
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:iconvarjomo:
Varjomo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nää sun hahmojesi persoonat ja taustatarinat on uskomattomia! kaomoji set 1 9/19 Miten oot jaksanutkaan suunnitella ja kertoa noin tarkasti kaikki herkulliset yksityiskohdat! Ja vielä englanniksi! (ymmärrän englanitia mutta tuottaminen on aina tuskaa ;_;) Jokainen hahmo on saumaton, erittäin mielenkiintoinen ja kutsuva niin ulkonäöllisesti kuin persoonallisesti.
 Nyt kun olen lukenut näitä profiileja, faniuteni sinuun vaan syvenee! Jatka samaa rataa! kaomoji set 1 3/19 Spongebob (Imagination) kaomoji set 1 3/19 
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:icontooel:
Tooel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent character. ; v ; <3
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:iconcrazy-arkadia:
Crazy-ArKadia Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This one and Machete will be always my faves C:
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:iconghostwolf:
ghostwolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo, i was just drawing this guy for you, aaaaand i noticed, that in the top most image, his right back foot isn't coloured black. Just thought you might care to know :)
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:icondgmutt:
DGMutt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
do you RP by any chance?
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
No, not really. Sorry~
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:iconsunchild22:
sunchild22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Awwwwwwwwwww!! Wow!! ~~ This is ridiculously cool. I love that you've made such a developed and interesting character ^_^! Masque is beautiful!
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:iconl1lly-flow3rx:
L1lly-flow3rX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HE'S SO AWESOME, SERIOUSLY.
Like all of your characters! :la:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaa thank you :la: I'm flattered~
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:iconxxlouveblanchexx:
XxLouveBlanchexX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful !
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhoneybager93:
Honeybager93 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of work you put into making this character come alive is amazing! I also liked characters with servere moodswings, it brings a complexilty to them that very interesting. Masque seems like a asshole but the fact that he need people to admire him kind of makes up for it. Great backstory, great character. I love it.
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:iconicreatewolf13:
ICreateWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconicreatewolf13:
ICreateWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it is! and your welcome
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:iconmuteki-the-awesome:
Muteki-The-Awesome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This character is inspiring me to make one too. I love him to pieces!
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:iconleonesskln:
LeonessKLN Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Photographer
I really love your style, I can't wait to see what my
Disodo looks like when you finish him. :)
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:icongabzilah:
Gabzilah Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
His ears look like rabbits:D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha :XD:
Yeah. Maybe a bit~
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:iconnitefallen:
nitefallen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
That is so cool! :)
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you c:
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:iconkiwiseahorse:
KiwiSeahorse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
What a gorgeous character, I really love him, and that awesome tail of his. And damn it I love those ears <333 He sounds like he would be pretty frightening to be around o:
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:iconjenaiify:
Jenaiify Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Aivan upea hahmo, tykkään todella! <3
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Voi kiitos :bow:
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This guy has got to be my favorite of your characters. :squee: *steals*
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Really? Delighted to hear that!
He's one of my personal favorites as well X3
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:iconsnowbumbee:
SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I so love this character's design, his colors are amazing, and I love the expressions you gave him !
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:iconinferorumcanis:
InferorumCanis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
love for Masque increasing by 200%

he has such an interesting story
as the rest of your characters

and now I understand why his name is Masque
fucking amazing

love this guy, and love the artwork

that badass face
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:iconfortheloveofwalrus:
ForTheLoveOfWalrus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i. LOVE. this design. :iconchuuplz:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank youuu :la:
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:iconlycanium:
Lycanium Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Masqueee <3 I'm so fascinated by this character. Such unique design and well developed personality (:
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
whoaaaa
amezing ghoul!
:>
Masque is a pretty cool char! ;3

do yu think draw him in a human form?
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:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Varsin komia tapaus :)
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Paljon kiitoksia :meow:
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DavesPineapple Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work ^^ Just a question: did you draw the picture on the left with pencils or did you simply add a texture after painting it in digital?
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:iconladyburrfoot:
ladyburrfoot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow so amazing!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkaiyaru:
Kaiyaru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's awesome as usual<3
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Okaksjdha yes indeed X3
Thanks :la:
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:iconkaiyaru:
Kaiyaru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome x33
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:iconcahjesaallesou-n:
CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Writer
What a beauty.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcahjesaallesou-n:
CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Writer
You're welcome!
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:icondolfiy:
DOLFIY Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay!Masque!:la:
he looks so sweet!:meow:
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is awesome! The never-decaying dead dog :3 This is a nice insight on him :D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep, that's pretty much it :'3
Glad you like him~
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome :)
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:iconplaguedog:
Plaguedog Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Those ears are to die for! What an awesome character! I really like how the tail has a heraldry animal feel to it.
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