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Desert Karim
Desert emblem
Desert Karim 2015
Personal data
Title "Desert"
Age 19
Gender Male
Emblem Desert emblem
Species Human
Occupation Member of Team JADE
Beacon Academy Student
Morality Good
Living status Alive
Production notes
Created by Zephyros-Phoenix and Dingo-Sniper
Desert scatters constantly, wavering on where to stand.

Desert Karim is 19 years old and a member of Team JADE. His weapon of choice is called Scorpion Sting. Desert is the silent member of the team and rarely converses or even voices his thoughts, only communicating through an occasional grunt or sigh.

Physical description

Desert has dark, tan skin, light hair and dark blue-purple eyes. His face is almost completely concealed by a long, tattered dark brown cloak leaving only his eyes visible. His weapons are worn as gauntlets over his forearms. He wears light tan pants and a brown shirt with light blue straps. Across his waist are two thin, dark brown belts over a light blue waist band holding fabric sashes of light brown, brown and dark brown. He wears black shoes and dark brown armor over his legs.


Desert is very solitary and secretive, rarely ever speaking to anyone, even his teammates. The only time he verbally responds to anything is usually with a grunt or sigh. He prefers to be by himself but despite his solitary nature, he follows orders and works well with his team during battle.



  • Aura: Desert is able to use his Aura, the manifestation of his soul, to protect himself and heal injuries.
  • Semblance - Desert: Desert has the power to control and generate sand. He can only generate a few handfuls of sand from nothing and will have to rely on an external source for larger usages.
    • Psammokinetic constructs: Desert can form sand into constructs such as protective walls or solid, reinforced armor. He can also use it to bury opponents. Localized armor to a section of his body does not require much sand, but larger constructs such as walls require an external source of sand.
    • Sand projection: He can project sand in the form of concussive blasts and waves.
    • Burrowing: Desert can effortlessly burrow through sand.
    • Concealment: Desert can use sand to conceal his movements and make himself appear invisible.
    • Seismic sense: He can sense and perceive movement through his sand.
  • Enhanced senses: Due to Desert's weakened right eye, his other senses have grown stronger, in particular his hearing.


  • Combat mastery: Desert is a master at physical and ranged combat, using both his weapons and sand powers to execute deadly moves and take out his opponents.
    • Dual wielding: Desert is proficient in dual wielding.
  • Stealth: He is a master a stealth and can easily sneak into fortified locations without being detected. He can also use his sand to conceal himself.


  • Damaged eyesight: Desert's vision is impaired in his right eye.


Scorpion Sting

Desert's weapons, Scorpion Sting

  • Scorpion Sting: Desert's main combat weapon, he utilizes these when in a close quarters fight.


  • Desert is a tan color as well as a reference to Desert's sand powers.
  • Karim is an Arabic name meaning "generous".

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