« on: Mar 16, 2016, 11:06 PM »
Thanks guys! Writing is not my strong suit, but I'll try my best to describe him.
He is generally friendly and easygoing. He enjoys fighting, cooking, bar-tending, crude/offensive humor, watching UFC matches, and sharing bar stories. He's a tongue-in cheek jock, who acts like a macho redneck but is really as liberal as can be.
When threatened, he switches to tough-guy mode. Basically, he becomes crocodile Jotaro Kujo: blunt, stoic, intimidating. Sometimes, he gets carried away with brutality, which has made his friends uncomfortable. He does this more out of habit than rage, and he tries hard to reassure people that he isn't mental and that he just had it rough growing up.
Why is he so violent?
(This was tricky, partly because I originally made his backstory much longer and darker/angstier. But, despite the violence, I don't want him to be an edgy antihero or a PTSD-addled mess.)
Croco grew up in an animal city like Zootopia, except it was more like Zoo Jersey, or Zootroit... Basically, it was shit. His father was a vile gangster and a notorious killer; gangs all around wanted him dead. Croco's father taught him how to fight like a croc, and eventually made him an enforcer. He was made to do terrible things, but he was too used to witnessing violence to feel traumatized. He did feel guilty, but then again his victims weren't model citizens either.
Eventually, Croco befriended a rival gang member who taught him not only how to fight better, but how to live honestly and why it was worth it to do so (sure, he was drilled about it from his mom and school, but this time it actually registered). So, after fighting with his family over it, Croco moved out to pursue a career in cooking. He studied, he met with many counselors and coaches, and all recommended he go to Void.
And so here he is, running his own bar and grill, The Brawlin' Bayou. Maybe because of the name, or just the neighborhood, lots of fights happen there. "Whatever, it's good publicity" he once said. "Heck, I should get a cage and maybe start officiating!"