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Name: Cicero 
Nicknamed: "Cice", "Cici"

Age: 4 years and 3 months
Starting age: 1 ½ years

:bulletorange: Fire Empire Gladiator :bulletorange:
Former member of the Assassin Squad 


Species: African Serval (Leptailurus serval)

Physical appearance: Cicero is quite tall, above average for a serval, measuring 32 in (81 cm). He is slender built, but he's fast, flexible and strong. His neck hair is long and scruffy, and he has a light colored hair tuft. His eyebrows are long, and despite his young age, his eyes tend to have a "tired" look to them as a result of stress and trauma. 

Scars: The scar on Cicero's shoulder is from a battle in the coliseums. The hair did not grow back, and the skin is therefore exposed. The small scar on his left front leg happened when he accidentally cut himself on a sharp rock while running. The scar on his right flank is from the raid on the Fire Empire, where he fought a Bounty Hunter named Erik, who gave him the wound- but it was a Hunter named Ikean who ensured that it scarred.  


Dominant: Serval spots [AA]; white ear dots [Aa]; large ears [AA]

Recessive: Blue eyes [aa]; lighter colored paws [aa]; dark tail tip [aa]

Carrier: Two toned pelt [Aa] dark hair tuft [Aa] 


Cicero suffers from something similar to PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder). The reason behind this is the fact that he was taken away from his mother too early, and the solitude and terrors of the coliseums. This has made him slightly unstable. Certain situations that make him feel the way he did in the coliseums can drive him into a frenzy. He is not himself in these moments, and can not be reasoned with until he snaps out of it. He goes into a state of mad rage and pure panic, and can attack the cat who triggered it. Cicero's worst fear has always been to attack and harm someone unintentionally, and he therefore avoid situation he feels can trigger it. This is a part of him that will hopefully go away with the help of time. 

In battle

A state of frenzy like described above, is something that will most likely happen during a battle, because it's a typical situation that would act as a trigger. This would be both a good thing and a bad thing. Cicero would attack his opponent without holding back and without thinking of the consequences. He would therefore not back off easily at all, and he would not let rationalization get in his way. This might also be dangerous though, seeing as he theoretically might attack a lion or tiger and end up getting badly hurt himself. 

A note before the war:

Cicero's new abilities has made him more confident and less likely to lose a fight, and he's therefore less likely to go feral. Still, going back to Massilia is going to bring back suppressed memories. If cornered or feeling espacially threatened, his instability may still kick in when fighting a Hunter. Momentarily loosing all rational thought and panic, combined with his training will make him dangerous. 

Hearing his own name and/or a familiar voice will snap him out of it.


{ H E S I T A N T } { S E N S I T I V E } { F E A R L E S S } { P O L I T E } { G E N T L E }

{I N S E C U R E }

At age 1 - 3 years

"No, I'm fine.. I'm sorry I bothered you! I... I'll get out of your way..."
Cicero is very insecure. He has never been proud of himself in any way. He failed in his day as a coliseum fighter and never had anyone to give him acknowledges or compliments. Cicero is a bit quiet, and most often speaks when spoken to.

At age 3 - 3 ½ years 

Cicero is still insecure and keeps to himself if no one approaches him. He doesn't have that many friends, but is happy about the conversations he has had with the other Empire cats. He feels a little bit better about himself now that he has matured.


{ H E S I T A N T }

“Me? Oh, um... I guess I’d go right, because-“

Because Cicero has gotten good friends, become a better fighter and acknowledgement from several cats, his leader included, he’s finally starting to realize that he means something to those around him, and he therefore   feels better about himself. Still, the insecurity is still there and he’s usually not the one who speaks up, talks first or interrupts. He still doesn’t want to be a burden or intrude. 

{ S E N S I T I V E} 

"Did I say something wrong?"

 Cicero thinks a lot, and may at times overthink and brood too much. He picks up on looks from others around him and comments they make. He can't brush off stuff easily once it's on his mind. He notices details quickly, and always sees two sides of a case. He has some issues with making decisions, so he prefer other's doing it for him. He has the ability to feel deeply about different things and has empathy for those around him, and will be highly concerned if something is wrong.


 { F E A R L E S S }  

"What do you need me to do? Yes, anything!"
Having very few fears, Cicero is very brave. He generally doesn’t fear either death or pain. He got used to the thought of death and learned to ignore the pain in his days as a coliseum fighter. He is not a daredevil of showoff, and doesn’t do dangerous things unless he feels like he has to. Being as fearless as he is, is of great use in battles. He will go on as long as his legs can carry him.

{ P O L I T E } 
"It's nice to meet you." 
Cicero is very polite, and even though he is not sure about how to act sometimes or what to say in certain situations, he always tries to be and sound as friendly as possible. He does not want a cat to be uncomfortable around him, so he always tries to be as polite as he can. 

{ G E N T L E }

At age 1 - 3 years
"It's going to be alright, I promise. I'm always here if you need me."
Apart from his rare aggressive outbursts, Cicero is very gentle. He has much love inside of him. Cicero is a people pleaser, and will do his very best to keep the cats around him happy. Due to his lack of social skills, Cicero can sometimes be a bit naïve. He trusts too easily, making it easier for people to use him. He puts others’ needs in front of his own. All he wants is acceptance.

At 3 – 3 ½ years

Cicero still hasn't quite found his place in the Fire Empire, even though he has been there for quite a while now. He loves to help and to feel wanted by the other cats. His lonely past still has a great impact on him and he still feels new to things like friendship and acquaintances. Even though he still would go through fire and ice for his empire and the cats in it, a small part of Cicero is slowly getting more and more used to the thought of more or less live in solitude. This is simply because his social life hasn't improved much and he is too shy to do something himself. He is still very gentle and caring though, and if given the chance, he would be the most loyal, kind and gentle friend, mate or even father.


Cicero cares a lot about his friends and is always there for them if they need him. He’s always there to listen to them, help them or be a shoulder for them to cry on. He still tends to put other’s needs in front of his own. He’s very patient with cubs and never gets bored of listening them or gets irritated by them climbing on him and stuff like that,


Other traits

{G U L L I B L E }

Intelligence is not Cicero’s strong suit. He doesn’t really pick up on sarcasm and should anyone make a joke- while acting serious, he most likely won’t understand that the cat is in fact joking. In battles, tricks and deceptions have a tendency to work on him, because he doesn’t know, or often assume, that he’s being tricked. Still, Cicero learns from experience and doesn’t fall for the same trick twice.


{ S U S P I C I O U S }
---- Note: This will grow over time. The more he’s fooled, the more suspicious he becomes.

Cicero doesn’t like being made a fool of, and he tries his best to avoid it from happening again. There’s nothing wrong with his memory, and should he stumble upon similar situations, he’ll be suspicious, borderline untrusting- depending on the seriousness of the situation. If a previous experience has given him a reason to be suspicious, then he will rely on the experience rather than his instincts.

--- Example
: During the Fire Raid, he met two Hunters pretending to be escapees. Next time he goes into the woods and find an actual escapee, he’ll be really suspicious and assume the worst. 

{ S K I L L F U L }

After training as an assassin, Cicero has gotten more determined and more fierce. Although he still hesitates and have doubts in social settings, he's grown confident as a gladiator. Not only has he gotten to learn the theory, he's also used his skills, giving him experience as well. He's confident in his abilities as a graduated assassin and believes he's learned the necessary skills to do well in battle. 

Biography & History


Cicero has been a part of the Fire Empire for nearly two years now. He tries his best to be a good gladiator and and is still adjusting to the Empire life and the tasks within it. Cicero still walks around with a fear of his aggression, even though he hasn't had a incident in a while. He'd hate himself if he hurt someone unintentionally and does his best to avoid getting in a situation that might trigger it. 

After receiving training, Cicero has found out that his greatest strength in battles is speed. He is a very fast runner and will use that the best he can. His strength isn't the best, so he'll avoid the fight for as long as he can during a battle. Cicero is as good as completely fearless, which is useful for others around him. The consequences of what may happen if he tries something dangerous doesn't scare him. Even if he doesn't stand a chance, he'll try whatever he can, and hopefully it did something good. 

---> TL;DR: Trying to adjust to the Empire life. Speed is his strength in battle, and he's not afraid of pain or death. 


The coliseums 

Cicero was born in Massilia on October 10th 50 BC. Unlike many of his fellow Empire cats, Cicero’s owners were not wealthy. He was stolen from a breeder and taken away from his mother at very young age. He never received proper training and he never got an armor. But, he was, without preparations, thrown into the coliseum and fought cats that where both bigger and better than him. His battles were never about winning, losing or tactics: It was about survival. The young serval was a poor fighter, and was both knocked out and badly wounded after the battles. His owners had the them stopped before he was killed.

After months with battles like these, Cicero was tired, weak and mentally exhausted. In May 49 BC, at 7 months of age, he decided to escape. He knew he wasn’t going to survive much longer if he stayed. When one of his owners was coming to get him, Cicero bit his hand and ran out an open door as fast he as he could. Terrified of getting caught, he ran until his legs failed him. 

---> TL;DR: Taken away from mother and forced to fight. It almost killed him, but he escaped at 7 months. 

Joining the Fire Empire

After being on his own, not knowing where he was, Cicero was found by a patrol from the Fire Empire. He was in a poor condition and received treatment from the healer. He became an official member of the Empires in June. After being let into the Empire, Cicero eventually got an armor from the blacksmith. His previous experience in battle made him a quick learner and it did not take him long to learn the skills he needed. Prior to joining, Cicero had never heard of the Empires at all.

Cicero's first year in Fire Empire was a quiet one, and the Empire was affected by the Hunter's attack on the Lightning Empire. It was dark times, and Cicero kept to himself most of the time. He tried his best to fit in and not to stand out. He did what was asked of him. He was present at the Last Full Moon gathering, which was when he first, fully understood just how dangerous the Bounty Hunters are and why they're the enemy. His personal resentment and bitterness towards the Hunters began when they killed Soren, the cat Cicero respected the most. Not only did he feel he owed the Fire Empire everything, but Soren personally.  

---> TL;DR: Found my patrol, received training. His first year was quiet. Attended the Last Full Moon Gathering. 

The Cold Era

At the First New Moon Gathering, Andromeda made an announcement, a decree know later known as the Cold Order. Even though Soren and Andromeda were different in many ways, Cicero respected them both equally. The serval was therefore a silent supporter of this new order, due to his belief that his leader knows best. The serval was still eager to serve his Empire in any way he could, still grateful for the home Fire Empire had become to him. Cicero's first apprentice disappeared shortly after he was appointed to him, something that made the gladiator feel like he had failed his so far most important task. Trouble with his job as a mentor was, however, what led him to meet Zeus, a cheetah who would ultimately end up becoming his best friend. 

When Cicero was walking in the territory one day, he and  Zeus' apprentice Sohnii, were attacked by two Bounty Hunters. Pallis and Ikean had attacked them when they least expected it. Cicero learned a valuable lesson that day. This also was one of his motivations when he accepted a position in the Assassin Squad. Cicero did not let the fact that they would be killing, stop him from joining. He needed to give something back to his Empire, and he trusted Andromeda's judgment, without asking questions. He had few personal motivations, and he had not yet learned to hate the Hunters. But was he angry at this point? Yes, he was.

Andromeda was harsh in the beginning of the training, something that was shocking to the serva. She would yell insults at him and he took it personally. Cicero didn't think he had what it took and nearly broke down the first few weeks of the training. Luckily, Andromeda became more encouraging as the time went. The serval started believing in himself more and more, and eventually stopped letting the harsh words get to him. He became increasingly better and eventually his insecurity in the battle field disappeared slowly, but surely. He became more fierce and determined than he had ever been before.

Zeus and Acacia had three cubs; two girls and one boy, and he was allowed to see them right after they were born. This meant a lot to Cicero, and being an uncle was more than he'd ever hoped for. When not training, he would frequently visit the cheetah family. 

Suferue was one of the assassins, and she and Cicero spoke on occasion. Cicero found himself attracted to her, and they promised they would have each other's backs during the war. As the months passed, Suferue eventually became Cicero's first crush. Shortly before the war, she and Ajax made it official, something that disappointed the serval. 

---> TL;DR: Became best friends with Zeus, was attacked by Ikean and Pallis while hunting with Sohnii, became an assassin; something that made him more determined than before and had a crush on Suferue.  

The War

To be added... 

Training, Mentors and Apprentices

Past Mentor(s): Andromeda (Assassin training)

Current Apprentice: Hazel 

Past Apprentices: Niam  (Training was never completed), Emil (Training was never completed)

Other facts

Quirks and other traits

- Cicero dreams about meeting his mother again. He loves her so much and he believes she is alive somewhere. It kills him to know that she might still be alone in Massilia. 

- Cicero is more comfortable around bigger cats rather than those who are smaller than him. The reason for this is that larger cats have a bigger chance of winning against him and knock him out, should he ever attack them as a result of his disorder.

- Cicero loves the forests of the Fire Empire. He often goes for long walks and hunts, when not given tasks by Andromeda. 

- As an assassin, Cicero would kill without hesitating. However, he would refuse to kill cubs and young, inexperienced apprentices. Even if it was an order. 


Creation and development

- Cicero's personality was inspired by Edward Scissorhands.

- In every update I've done so far; I've removed one or more exact markings, thus simplifying the design.

- His original design was very different and included a two-toned pelt and cheek stripes.

- He was almost killed off in January 2014.

Family & Relations

Mate: None 
Crush: None atm.
           Suferue (formerly)

Family linage:

Paternal grandfather | Serval | Alive

Paternal grandmother | Serval | Alive

Female serval
Mother | Serval | Unknown (NB! Known to have been alive six months before the war in Massilia) 

Male serval 
Father | Serval | Life status unknown 

Paternal uncle | Serval | Bounty Hunter| Alive

Paternal uncle | Serval | Elite Bounty Hunter (TRD) | Alive

Paternal uncle | Serval | Bounty Hunter Apprentice | Alive

Paternal uncle | Serval | Bounty Hunter Apprentice | Alive

Paternal aunt | Serval | Bounty Hunter Apprentice (TRD) | Alive

Paternal aunt | Serval | Bounty Hunter Apprentice (TRD) | Alive

Siblings | Servals | Life statuses unknown

Maternal half-brother | Serval | Dead (killed during the war in Massilia) 

Adoptive family

Niece | Cheetah | Fire Empire apprentice | Alive

Nephew | Cheetah | Fire Empire apprentice | Alive

Niece | Cheetah | Stone Empire apprentice | Alive


---Relationships can be found here!

Plots, Wanted Status and Empire Statistics:


During the war, Cicero's young half-brother Romanus will be killed by a Hunter. Cicero will find his body and see the striking resemblance between him and and his own mother. He'll realize, no doubt, that they have the same mother. His young age will thus serve as a proof that she is still alive, something Cicero has wondered for years. 

Wanted Status:

Cicero is still wanted by the breeder he was stolen from. He is wanted by the Hunters for escaping- but ultimately he's wanted for being an assassin.

Empire Statistics:

Empire Points: 196 EP
Empire points in use: 44 out of 50

Stealth: 7
Intelligence: 3
Strength: 6
Defense: 8
Speed: 10
Stamina: 10

Strength: Speed and stamina
Weakness: Physical strength
--- After becoming an assassin, Cicero has gotten more muscles and is stronger than before. His main disadvantage in battles now is his size.  

Cicero's EP tracker

Cicero (c) Jackie-GR 2012 – 2015

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CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! Hazel finally has a mentor!!! I'm so excited this is gonna be awesome!
Wanna RP sometime?
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm excited too!! :la: I'd love to..! Could we RP through journal? Easier to keep track ^^;
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! Do you want to start one? Or should I? 
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Either is fine ^^ If you want to RP an assignment, then feel free to start one :dummy: If not, then maybe we could RP Cice telling her about Empire stuff, the Hunters, the gods, the coliseums etc?
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, lets just RP the two of them getting to know each other. I'll save the assignments for later when maybe we have more ideas.
How about a walk through the Empire. Hazel hasn't been away from camp much
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ^^ Feel free to start whenever :dummy:
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
in a journal right? No notes?
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preferably..! I have a tendency to give keep the pace up that way :'D If you don't mind?
2wolfan Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaa ;v; 
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About time :'D A lot of people are updating their apps now, it seems..!
2wolfan Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It does seem so |'D kind of reminds me I need to update mine too aha^^; As in show it to the public. i'LL hopefully get to it sometime next week ;U; 
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait to see :la:
OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Firstly, I would like you to know how much Andromeda appreciates Cicero. 

Secondly, the Assassin crest looks awesome on him ;D
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really good to hear! <3

Hehe, thank you ;D The crest is awesome and it was about time I added it to his armor!
cobu96 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PFFF, I can't believe I JUST saw what you wrote there :iconlazycryplz:

yeess, I am sooo down with that idea, Zeus needs a  best buddy too! |D

now that I think of it..........he doesn't even have male friends x'D hahahahahaha, all his friends are females so far |D
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? :la: That's awesome! ^^ I can just imagine them getting along so well! :meow: Cicero needs that too D: Let's make it canon! :dummy:

Random? I think not! ;D Ladies man ftw! Ugh, Cicero need more female friends.  
cobu96 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUS! LET'S MAKE IT CANON! :iconallofthethingsplz:

LOL, ladies man, haha. Acacia would be piisseeddd |D *shot* pff, Zeus can pass the torch to him so Cicero can be the ladies man now :eyes:*shot*
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOO!! :squee: 

Ah yes, the bachelor is taken! ;D Such an awesome couple!! <3   Haha, wouldn't that be something? xD  One day maybe! :eyes: Probably not before he's a freakin' senior D:
annabellethesqueaker Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! Such a lovely character!

Tryn: Well hi there!
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :dummy:

Cicero: Hi...
(He's a bit shy ;))
annabellethesqueaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Tryn: How're you doing?
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cicero: I'm fine, thank you. *short pause* Um.. How about you?
annabellethesqueaker Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tryn: Pretty good. How're you liking the empires so far?
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cicero: Well, um, I'm.. Ajusting.. But everyone has bern very welcoming. Eh, yes, what about you? Have you been here for a long time?
annabellethesqueaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tryn: I haven't been here too long, but it's been a while.
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cicero: Oh, ok... Do you like it here?
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WingsandFeathers Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Aww so cute! welcome to the fire empire!
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
YazukyYuu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww I love him! >w<
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :dummy:
YazukyYuu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You very welcomee >W<
WingsandFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
aww how cute ^^
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
That-Dodo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
8D :iconshaplz: I love his personality o3o Just love it 8D LOVE IT :iconepiclaplz:
The fact that he's a tad mentally unstable catches my eye too 8D <3 He's adorable in my point of view :la: :la:
Jackie-GR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :la: I think his personality is my favorite thing about him too :D The fact that he's so sweet and insecure, but still could hurt someone in an agressive outburst ;-;

Thank tou agaiiin!! :la: :la:
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