weeeelll.. It's a little complicated but erm.. I'm sorry if you get confused OTL I'm not the best at explaining things.. This is going to be pretty long... 8D;;
Errrr well... Alan has two souls trapped in the same body, in which the souls are actually twins... You can tell them apart from the colors of his eyes.. The red eye represents Alex wherein the blue eye (underneath the eyepatch) represents Andrew.. Al-An, hence the name Alan.
It's a long story how they got to that point X'D eerrrr let's start with-- When he was still human? He used to be twins living with their father. They were constantly abused and beaten; they were literally chained and caged so they couldn't run away. They're father was brutal and hated them for being alive; carved hateful words on them, branded them, hit, cut them, etc.. The person he loved died because of their existence. Basically, they're mother died giving birth to them... That kinda drove their fathers mad and well... yeah... So now, Alan hides all the scars he has underneath bandages. One day, they managed to escape but had to survive on their own for about a year before they were found again. His father was furious and "killed him", or so he thinks. He left them to die in their own pool of blood, and they would have if not for a witch who had decided to take them in and heal them. (honestly, they would probably have died if they had to go on living with no food, money or shelter in the winter). Err.. It took them a while to actually start trusting her but they were extremely grateful. Despite being healed, they were terribly weak and was always getting sick; their bodies were terribly beaten up and malnourished. She wanted to help them by cleansing their souls and healing them spiritually. The spell went wrong and their souls were ripped out of their bodies instead. She used her own life to bring them back, making a deal with the reapers to let them live for her own life. Since she herself only has one soul, she could only exchange her life for one of theirs. She kiiiindda cheated by exchanging her one life to give them one life, at the same time saving them both. It was kind of a loop hole thing-- She could save them both by putting both into a specially made doll she has created a few years back, letting them be one person but saving both at once. The reapers were furious but couldn't say no since it wasn't breaking the deal. They ended up having to live in the same body. The doll is to take form of whatever soul is possessing it through memories of the user. She requested that their memories would be wiped out after she dies. The reapers gave her a slow death, letting her soul be sucked out slowly as theirs were returned. When they woke up, they were one person and to their horror, found their "mother" figure's life to be fading slowly; she ended up dying in his arms but wasn't upset because she was able to say goodbye for the last time.. Her request was granted and after the last remaining sign of life was sucked out of her, so was Alan's memories.
Emm.. He later left to explore and found Hiems mansion. five-six years later, he left to Otherworlde (he started to regain some memories throughout his years in hiems) with the goal to improve his magic and become as skilled as his "mother" was.
And wow!!! *O* I love how much thought you put into this! And poor Alan! Or Alex and Andrew... So they have no/some memories? Do they know each other? Like remember they are brothers? Do they work as one or is one soul more dominate then the other?
asdf-- I try Alan's my favorite character //flails
ehee 8D;; Yeah, I'm a bit mean to them They have some memories... They did originally wake up with no memories but walking around the house, they found a few things about themselves... em.. They also got the chance to talk to their "mother" figure right before she died (buried her afterwards alongside their mortal bodies). They know their birthday and age because there was a birthday cake on the table... (the tragedy happened on their birthday.. sadly.) They know each other. emmm... Since they are twins, it's only natural to know that they are brothers 8D That would depend... In They work together... (normally their eye color changes, corresponding to which soul is taking over. If both souls are working together, their eyes turn purple ) In Normally Alex takes over (uses an eyepatch to Block Andrew off)
R-really? askjdnfas-- I thought it would come off as boring or something
Look, screw all of the digital artists on DA. Digital art can be made easily (or at least some of it can). I would know, I've made it before. TRADITIONAL art, like with pencils and Copics and things that you use, takes concentration and skill. If I could have your talent for a day, I would run away and never give it back.
YOU SHUT YOUR SELF DOUBTING MOUTH. I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT SO SHHHHHHHHHH!!! YOU ARE AMAZING. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.