deimos is a boy that grew up in fairly shitty circumstances, spent a lot of time learning how to defend himself, and probably not enough time learning how to interact positively with people. early on he was taught that he should be neither seen nor
heard, as that could be dangerous in the slums of the colony they lived in. he lost his parents in his teenage years and was on his own since then. he learned how to take care of himself, how to fight, how to hide, and how to stay alive. he learned quickly that talking wasn't really necessary, didn't do him any favors, and so he never really tried to talk again. he's been pretty much nonverbal since he was very young and had to be quiet while his parents worked and helped him survive. eventually, after a lot of struggling to survive in a world that he probably didn't belong in, deimos was taken in by the alliance after being observed for a while; they offered to wipe his record clear if he agreed to join their cause to fight the colterons; the main reason why humans are so scattered and living conditions are pretty bad. he was renamed and given a partner, phobos, and assigned as the fighter on the equinox.
he met cain when he as just new to the alliance and cain saw in him the ability to spy on others, to have a man inside that no one would notice, so he used deimos' insecurity and quiet nature to get watch over the navigators he was assigned. deimos knows all about 'project thebes' and felt some sense of duty to the only person that ever paid attention to him, so he agreed, backing cain up when he wanted to be the top dog amongst fighters. cain sent him to consistently spy on abel and deimos was the first to notice that things were getting way too serious between cain and abel and he took drastic measures to ensure things did not go any further. that lead to him actually teaming up with his own navigator to expose project thebes to abel. what he's doing here now is basically trying to live as his own person; he doesn't know cain is around, and he's likely not going to let cain tell him to do anything, and pretty much distance himself from people. he's attempting to seek out his own self-worth, and is mostly failing, but he's working as a mercenary right now, generally killing people, and he's sometimes a void fighter.
more or less, deimos is silent and he is always in the shadows. he hides away often enough to have been given the nickname мышонок (myshonok or 'little mouse') by cain, and that's essentially what he is. you won't really ever know he's around unless he reveals himself to you, and he's quick and quiet and efficient with an absolutely shocking violent side. he has no qualms about hurting others, or killing them even, if it means that he will live and that he will achieve his goals. he seems to be very stoic but uses his body language and expressions most often to communicate. he can speak, but its normally through whispers. all in all, deimos is sneaky and cunning, dangerous, but altogether not very confident that he really even has any business being alive. he's always felt he was never actually good enough for most things, but he continues on with a general sense of 'i exist, therefore i have to live'; frankly, he wouldn't really mind if he died.
you will not be making friends with deimos if he can help it. he's someone that other people often ignore, especially since he doesn't speak, and he's kind of catty and shitty half the time. he definitely pushes people away, oftentimes because he doesn't think he's worth it, and also he's convinced he doesn't really need anyone but cain. or, was
convinced of that, at least. regardless, he's very hard to get to know, as he is incredibly guarded and will never tell you anything about himself if he can help it. what you get is deimos at surface value, and that is a kid that spends his time spying on other people, hurting other people, and generally keeping to himself. being friends with him is likely going to be a little mouse chase, as he's never really had them before and doesn't quite know how to interact with people on a normal scale. there are two options with deimos. number one, the people that are rough and tough, those that are the kind to put other people in their place, as deimos has a bit of a submissive streak; so, people like cain. OR the ever cheerful, bubbly, persistent types, because they're the types that won't leave deimos alone for even a second, likely despite his threatening them. he does not like innocent types, or anyone that reminds him of abel, so don't bring those his way.
i mean, the world. deimos doesn't go out of his way to make enemies, but he'll likely have them. his silence is often taken for arrogance and, i mean, he's a little bit arrogant, but only because he knows that he's pretty adept when it comes to fighting. he carries around hidden blades with him and is pretty much ready to throw down at any moment. he's been training himself since he was young, growing up in a shitty part of his colony, so he knows what he's doing. deimos himself doesn't really care about enemies, and sure he doesn't like abel, but he doesn't really consider anyone important enough to be an "enemy". i don't doubt that he'll be on a few people's shit lists, and that's fine, he doesn't care. right now he's kind of trying to stay out of the way, as per the usual, but let's be real, he's bound to get into it with someone.
not a virgin by any means, he did some questionable things for money when he was younger, but other than that its just all been for fun. he's really indulgent and quite enjoys sex; he's super gay, so obviously only gentlemen for him. he does flings and one-nighters, so those are all open, but likely don't expect anything more than that from him. he uses sex to de-stress and then he's done with you. as far as anything long-term goes, i'm very much into the praxis/deimos
ship, because nothing says 'i'm into you' more than a blade to the kidney, right? maybe not. but either way! praxis has a thing for abel, and deimos has or has had a thing for cain, so there's a shared sort of misery there that i think could totally develop into sloughing off those feelings for cain and abel--since they're not breaking up, no matter how hard deimos and praxis may try--and turning them into more positive feelings for one another. deimos is not easy to get to know, he keeps it that way, but praxis is just a good enough boy (while not being too
good) to get under his skin and make him finally feel like he meant something to someone. a relationship with deimos would be all about trust and, right now, he doesn't trust anyone. so if you want random encounters with deimos, just hmu! other than that, uh, someone make praxis for me, thank you ❤ ❤ ❤