AboutName: Doctor Vifo Vya
Weight: 185 pounds
Notable Features: His skin at times becomes translucent and you can see his skull or certain parts of it.
Vifo Vya's family line goes back to a powerful tribe of voodoo witchdoctors in africa. In the 17-1800s, they used their knowledge of the dark arts to avoid capture from slave "recruiters" and flourished for generations. in the early 1900's His grandfather, Mother, Father and what remained of their dark tribe moved to America to New Orleans where Vifo Vya was born and raised. He followed his families traditions and studied the dark arts and voodoo, but was never up to par with the great Witch Doctors in his family. For years he ran a Tarot Card Reading booth and voodoo trinket shop in New Orleans. One day he stumbled upon his Great grandfather's old journal. The Journal spoke of two of the most powerful Relics his ancestors possessed. The Damu Diamond, a diamond turned blood red from the blood of tortured souls, this jewel amplifies the dark power a witch doctor possesses ten fold. The other was the Jewel of Ibilisi, a powerful relic that allows its users control over the dead. Vifo searched for months and finally found these items, hidden in the grave of his Grandfather. With the power of these relics now in his hands, Vifo's connection to dark magic and control of it was more powerful then it could ever have been. However, over time the Jewels have twisted Vifo Vya's already fragile mind into something dark and twisted. For years he would use his powers and hordes of undead to kill and steal, before being called to a higher purpose by being placed in the Ranks of the Dark Templars. Vifo Vya acts as the head consultant of sorcery and magic in the Dark Templars.
Powers and Abilities:
Vifo Vya is a master of Left-Handed Voodoo (the dark and stereotypical side of voodoo magic) with it he can do almost anything, ranging from seeing glimpses of the future, control of shadows (specifically his own), energy projection, to transmutation. And with the Damu Diamond, which Vifo Vya wear's on a cravat around his neck, his power is amplified X10. He is by far the most Powerful Witch Doctor in his Families tribe in all of its history.
Control of the Dead:
With the Jewel of Ibilisi, which Vifo Vya has attached at the end of his staff, The Doctor can reanimated corpses and have them do his bidding. These undead creatures feel no pain, do not think, and have no emotions, they simply follow their summoner's orders. The creatures are very difficult to kill, only the destruction or removal of the brain will kill them. This has proven useful when the Dark Templars are in need of short term expendable troops.
No weapon in the doctor's arsenal is more dangerous than his silver tongue. Doctor Vifo Vya has used this to lie and cheat many people, usually by promising people their greatest desires. But these are always half-truths. For example, Vifo once told a prince that he foresaw him becoming "a monumental figure that all would admire and adore." When the prince asked him to make it so, Vifo Vya turned him into a stone statue.
Jewel of Ibilisi
Extremely reliant on the relics:
Some of Vifo Vya's most dangerous magic comes from the Damu Diamond and Jewle of Ibilisi. While the relics cannot be destroyed, if they are taken from him, he loses the powers they give him.
Even though his powers make him seem to be other worldly, Vifo is still just a human. Knives and gunfire can harm him if you can manage ti hit him with them.
In Debt to the Devil:
While the ancient voodoo relics are of his families making, their power comes from arcane demons from the deepest depths of the abyss. Having them in his control leaves Vifo Vya in eternal debt to these demons; a debt he will eventually need to pay for, whether with his life or someone else's. Eventually he will need to give his life and his Demonic ally, Akuma Hirushima, intends to see he keeps his end of the bargain.