Day 2: Appearance
How do they usually dress?
Vexxi: Dresses like an… assassin. Lots of black, lots of belts, tighter fitting clothes… (I mean it would be hard to jump and bounce around in baggier clothes..) During jobs she will wear one of those half masks that goes to the bridge of your nose just enough to cover her two scars (She has no idea how some assassins/thieves can keep a damn hood on. Plus so many blind spots). But her works clothes = casual clothes. Something like this.
Syrus: I cannot stand casual Turian apparel, I really, really can’t. I have some other design in my head that doesn’t remind me of onsie pajamas or makes them look like they are some sort of political figure or something. Casually Syrus doesn’t REALLY care much about how he dresses, but there is no in between— It’s either he looks like a scrub or he doesn’t. If he’s not out on a job he’s working at his other job as a mechanic… So, sometimes you will see him covered in oil and grime, other times he is covered in dirt and blood, but the times he does go out he really cleans up nicely. He sticks to darker solid colors and looser fitted clothing like some sort of jacket/hoodie.
Armor is black/orange, styled more like Victus’ or Nylus’ armor. Like this
Raleigh: He’s normally seen in his 'work clothes' which can also be his casual or if not wearing that his style is simple like… Casual MShep, but not a N7 jacket of course. He has a more simple style, sort of like Syrus who prefers to throw credits at weapons over clothing.
What do they wear to sleep?
Vex: Usually after a long day she really just throws off her outer clothes and just… passes out. Unless when she is sharing a room with someone else she isn’t really comfortable just stripping down so she will normally steal one of the guys’ sweatpants/shorts/shirts and wear that to sleep, but really if she steals your clothes it’s her way of saying “i am comfortable around you, we are good buddies” (Even though she only really does it with the two she is closest to… Especially after syrus and vex became roomies) At first Syrus always questioned why she never just got her own, as well as the size difference she always looked like she was swimming in his clothes so he never understood it, but later on he realizes became a weird comfort thing.
Syrus: Well, if Vex didn’t steal his stuff he would sleep in that more often…. But sometimes he works such late shifts he just passes out in the shop.
Raleigh: See above, minus the work thing. He really doesn’t mind however, he thinks its funny.
Do they wear jewelry?
Vex: Later on Syrus gives her a bracelet, but gives it to Vexxi as a sign of how much their friendship means to him. Other than in the ears she isn’t big on jewelry, she will only wear it if it’s meaningful to her. Like it was given to her as a gift by someone she cares about.
Syrus: Nothing, just dog tags when he was in the army.
Raleigh: Just in his ears.
Is there anything about their appearance they wish they could change?
Vex: She is pretty insecure over her bigger scars, especially on the ones that were branded on her face. Headcanon is slaves owned by Batarians were often branded differently, some from burns/some from a knife/some tattooed etc. and the two scars underneath her eye was from the more ‘known/feared’ ones. Even though most were killed off, most of the people on Omega knew where they came from so she doesn’t like the looks or questions about them. Since she has had them when she was a kid as well as it wasn’t properly treated, she worries about the medical procedures it would take to get them properly wiped from her face (Also how much credits it would take.) Both Syrus and Raleigh talked her out of it though, both saw the scars as ‘it made her who she is today’ sort of thing and later on she learned to just ignore the stares.
Syrus: Nothing about his looks, his attitude makes him come off as confident about his appearance.
Raleigh: Is the weird one when it comes to this. It has nothing to do about insecurities or anything but out of nowhere he has been known to cut off all of his hair or just never shave and just grow a beard or get a tattoo out of the blue. He says he has no reason for it, it’s just a spur of the moment thing. He normally keeps his hair longer tied back, but when he changes something about his appearance it can be dramatic. Vexxi just thinks he’s not allowed to get bored or this happens…
How would they look as the opposite sex?
Vex: Uhhh oh man I dunno. Probably like the dark haired Dante from DMC??
Syrus: Like a bigger angry female turian? Haha I just think of a bigger looking Nyreen with different facepaint carrying around a big ass sniper rifle looking like a grease monkey and would probably outdrink all the guys at the bar and headbutt all the krogans that gives her shit.
Raleigh: He would be such a pretty girl :o Feminine yet still looks like she would kick your ass. Maybe like the newer Lara from 2013?
What do they smell like? Why (do they wear the scent or does it occur naturally)?
Vex: She cares about what she smells like, I mean it’s not like she will DRENCH PERFUME on but it’s more of a light scent (Imagine her hiding in a room about to assassinate someone and they are like “Do you guys get this huge hit of cucumber melon or is it just me??”)— but really it’s a light perfume you really don’t notice unless you are really close to her. I really like the headcanon where Turians love human hair, so when Syrus is drunk he usually buries his face in her hair and comments on how nice it smells (Depending on the level of drunk he will do it for Raleigh too…)
Syrus: By the end of the day he just smells like gunpowder (or whatever. You know what I mean) and… Vehicles… With a hint of how he smelled when he got out of the shower that morning. But he smells good at the beginning??
Do they have an accurate mental picture of their appearance (how they see themselves versus how the world sees them)?
Vex: She knows she comes off as cold and distant towards most people, and she really understands her issues and problems and whatnot. But she views everything as a learning experience (including her childhood/pass/good times and bad) and can handle problems and situations a lot better than people expect. The ‘world’ sees her as more ‘fragile’, a ticking time bomb that will literally just snap. But little do they know she’s not, and how she is a lot more stable than people would expect especially from her past (people know extremely little about it. But just by judging the scars and the cold exterior they just assume). She doesn’t dwell, she doesn’t cry about what has happened to her… She just moves on. Yet others just don’t see how that’s possible.
Syrus: He can come off as really confident, which could make people believe he is conceited. Or maybe because he is such a ‘smooth talker’ and no matter how awkward the situation or if he flirting or just thinking up a come back he always manages to say the perfect thing. But really Syrus deals with more internal insecurity issues, possibly from when finding out who his father was and dealing with all the harassment or dealing with feeling like he will disappoint/abandonment issues which has kept him really disconnected from having a ‘romantic relationship’, but plays off only wanting to have fun and just be friends (He’s not an ass or anything and does not use people. He makes it known he isn’t looking for anything serious just friendship (and if it leads to sex then its a win, win) The world views him as a lot more confident and more stable than he actually is, but really he is always finds a way to secretly doubt himself but plays it off as the complete opposite. Really only Vexxi has seen that side of him.
Raleigh: Doesn’t hide who he is, if he has an issue he will voice his opinion and try to fix the issue right away in a calm manner which is opposite of both Vex and Syrus (Vex would just walk away and plot some sort of revenge or get back at them when the timing is right, Syrus would literally just rage and punch it in the face). He is normally the one who you go to when you need advice or when you just need someone to talk to. He never understood it, but people naturally just feel comfortable around him and the world sees him as a more laid back person as well as someone who is more mature and doesn’t come off as reserved and distant like Vexxi. People like to think nothing ever bothers him, when really it does, but always manages to stay more relaxed and handles the situation (Or ‘first warning…) in a non agressive way. This could come off as him looking like he can be easily pushed around, which a lot of people try to take advantage of, but really he wouldn’t warn you twice.