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    Elias Trap

    Well, hi. It's been a while. For those of you who don't know (or don't remember me), I'm Aaron. I used to handle Elias Pop over at LoC when that was still a thing and almost played him in DEF as well before things happened outside of my control. Unfortunately, I also left LoC after my first arc due to getting married, moving to a new city for a new job, and general Time To Be An Adult reasons. I was also heavily involved in SCCW back in the day as Sean Sterling and Victor Ambrose, if your memory stretches back that far. Anyway, enough about the past. Lately, with my life verging on 'comfortable' and things becoming far less stressful than they were this time last year, I've been hankering to get back into the game. I thought about submitting a new character all together, but I decided fuck it. Let's continue the story of Elias Pop.

    So, without further ado, let's do this thing.

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    Handler Information
    Name:
    Aaron
    Email Address: aaronjwild@gmail.com
    Best Way to Contact You: PM works, but Skype will probably be the best method (once I figure out the log in for my old account or set up a new one)
    eWrestling Experience: LoC, SCCW, and a brief stint in PRIME back in the day
    How did you find DEFIANCE? TL;DR: I've been here before.
    Are you willing to write matches? Yeah, of course. As stated in previous applications, I don't consider it my strongest quality, but I'm cool with it (especially with the summarized style)

    Writing Sample
    I decided to compile a few of my old Elias segments together. If you'd like me to put together something involving his new gimmick, that's totally cool too.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

    Wrestler Information
    Ring Name: Elias Trap (formerly Elias Pop)
    Nicknames: In the past: Mr. Post-Modern, El-P, The Icon of Irony, The King of Nonconformity. More recently: The Trap God, GUPOP, Gucci Boy, The Culture Boy, (all self proclaimed) and The Leading Cause of Gentrification in Your Local Black Neighborhood (everybody else)
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 215 lbs.

    Hailing From: Originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Elias has recently relocated to Atlanta, GA. Specifically, Zone 6.

    Alignment: Heel. But as before, it's less to do with how nefarious he is and more to do with the fact that he's fucking insufferable.

    Wrestling Style: Culturally Appropriated Lucha Libre with a dash of Stolen From World Star Hip Hop Street Fighting. While Elias will always have a place in his heart for The Lucha (as he affectionately calls it with an awful faux-Spanish accent), recent years and reasons that will be listed below have led him towards street fighting. With a whole library of shoddily recorded street fights under his belt, from backyards to alleyways, Elias feels as though he's found himself by way of bloody knuckles and broken teeth.

    Gimmick: Things haven't been great for your boy Elias in the interim period between his time with LoC and his arrival at DEF. Once a certified hipster with a vintage vinyl collection, an obsession with his authenticity, and a stupidly curled mustache, that all changed... with the loss of his trust fund. While he doesn't like to talk about the specifics, whether it be that his parents cut him off or that he blew through it all, Elias found himself broke for the first time in his life. It didn't help that his passing interest in wrestling and his involvement with LoC made him far too recognizable on the streets. With no actual job experience and his recognizably rendering his ability to work as a barista almost impossible, Elias turned to the only thing he could think of: The Trap Life. Almost overnight, Elias reinvented himself as a drug dealing, gun toting, hip hop listening, street fighting thug. To say it was convincing would be an overstatement... and an outright lie. However, never one to be deterred by what people told him he couldn't do, Elias kept at it, even going so far as to relocate to Atlanta's infamous Zone 6 in order to have a more 'authentic' experience. In order words, this is the same old Elias Pop, except now he has a grill and face tattoos.

    Three (Well, 5 in this case) Weaknesses
    1) In his effort to leave his hipster past behind, Elias had gone for broke. The problem with this, of course, is that Elias doesn't completely comprehend how his appropriation of black culture can be viewed as offensive by others. More so, despite hours of online research, it would be a lie to say Elias actually understands the culture he's emulating. This has, unfortunately, led to more bad than good. Basically, Elias is almost completely lacking in self-awareness of just how awful he really is.
    2) Coincidentally, because of this lack of self-awareness and his attempted emulation of the trap life, Elias has become much more aggressive in the worst possible way. Where as before he would fly off the handle when someone questioned his 'authenticity' or 'aesthetic', Elias now routinely gets pissed off for no reason whatsoever. This comes from his belief that he has to act hard in order to be accepted. This has, of course, also led to more bad than good.
    3) It's still not clear whether or not Elias takes wrestling seriously. While it was likely he saw it as a sort of ironic pastime or art project in his past life as a hipster, it now seems he's more concerned with using it as a means to get money. This indifference towards the history and tradition of wrestling leads to people not really taking him seriously, which is something Elias simply can't abide by. Even without the trappings of his hipsterdom, he's still thoroughly concerned about how others see him.
    4) Let's be honest here: He's a liability. While he's doing a piss poor job of emulating the trap life, it's undeniable that he IS still attempting it. That means that, more often than not, he's packing a gun and holding drugs on his person. Due to his lack of self-awareness, he doesn't see how this could be used against him.
    5) Despite his past as a high flying, Lucha Libre-inspired cruiserweight, Elias has found himself more interested in presenting himself as a brawler. Unfortunately, his brawling skills pale in comparison to his Lucha Libre skills.

    Three Strengths
    1) Despite his personal and professional failings, it's pretty hard to deny that Elias has quite a bit of talent as a wrestler. Even with his sudden interest in brawling, he's still faster than most other wrestlers and has a whole arsenal of highflying moves under his belt. Unfortunately, as point five in his weaknesses says, he seems almost unwilling to use these moves as he did in the past. That being said, he DOES have some skill as a brawler, even if it isn't as pronounced. He knows how to throw a punch.
    2) Elias has the gift of gab and a stubbornness that won't allow him to back down. This means he's able to talk circles around most others, even when what he's saying is wrong or a flat out lie. He often lays in bed at night, going over made up scenarios in his head and compiling a stockpile of verbal ammunition, making it near impossible to leave him at a loss for words.
    3) Elias has found a new philosophy for his life: "Fuck bitches. Get money." Bitches, of course, refers to everyone that isn't him. This new philosophy has led to a newfound ability to actually get things done without getting caught up in the usual bullshit that used to plague his life.

    MOVESET
    (Lucha Libre)
    1) Spinning savate kick
    2) Enzuigiri
    3) Suicide dive
    4) Running dropkick
    5) Somersault leg drop
    (Brawler)
    6) Flying clothesline
    7) Spinebuster
    8) DDT
    9) Kicking people while they're down. Repeatedly.
    10) Various punches, chops, and shitty attempts at power.

    Trademark Moves
    1) Views From the 6: Sitout facebuster
    2) The World Star Hustle: Springboard leg drop
    3) The Big Wop Pop: Double arm DDT
    4) Codeine Crush: Sitout suplex slam
    5) Tone It Down: Belly-to-back suplex from the top rope

    Finishing Move: The Boujee Buster: Avalanche shiranui from top turnbuckle
    Last edited by epop; 10-20-17 at 08:33 AM.

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    Re: Elias Trap

    Very solid, well-thought (and hilarious) app. Yes from me.
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    Re: Elias Trap

    Looks like this character can bring something different to the table and the handler is experienced. I say let's give him a shot. Count that as a yes from me.

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    Re: Elias Trap

    Big yes.
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    Re: Elias Trap

    Loved it, can't wait to see this character written out.

    yes numero 4.

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    Re: Elias Trap

    Pile on yes.
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    Re: Elias Trap

    For sure. I vote yes.
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    Re: Elias Trap

    Big fan of the character back in LoC! Yes from me as well

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    Re: Elias Trap

    Ayy guys. Sorry for the delay in response! Thanks for all the votes. I couldn't figure out how to get back into my old Skype, but my new one is: caveathanniballector@gmail.com. Feel free to add me up or whatever.

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    Re: Elias Trap

    Ayy again. Disregard the Skype address listed above, I got into my old account. It's: itgoesitgoesitgoesyuh

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