TERMINATOR-LIKE CHARACTER

“That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear and it absolutely will not stop . . . EVER . . . until you are dead!”

Kyle Reese, The Terminator

I thought of something extreme about the vengeful character that will appear in my fantasy series. I am thinking of making him like the Terminator in the sense that he will have complete tolerance to pain and have an all-consuming obsession to kill the target of his vengeance. No matter how much punishment this character sustains, he will not stop in his pursuit of my main character.

My vengeful character’s immunity to pain is also inspired from Viking berserkers. These guys were beyond terrifying on the battlefield. Even if you chop off an arm, chop off a leg, or stab them in the gut, they will still come after you. Not only that, but the berserkers were possessed by an insane level of rage that increased their ferocity in battle.

Finally, I will be drawing inspiration from the unused version of Enishi Yukishiro from Rurouni Kenshin. Before settling on the version we are all familiar with, the author of the manga considered making Enishi a Terminator-like character. He would clearly fight and defeat each of Kenshin’s allies one by one, sustaining a lot of injuries after each duel before facing Kenshin himself. The author openly said that he regretted not making this version of Enishi. Personally, if Enishi was like this version, that would have been beyond badass and cool.

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