Name: Jake Arctus Crowley
Looks: He has long black, straightened hair that hangs freely to his shoulders, and has two long locks on either sides of his face that drape over his eyes, and end a few inches before his chin. His eyes are a sky blue, but when Parallax is influencing him, they glow into a bright amber. His veins also begin to omnisciently glow with yellow light, and the scars he has from self-inflicted wounds glow like gems. He is very tall, lanky, his skin is pale, and he is very unkempt in nature.
Wearing: He wears a plain white t-shirt with a plain black hoodie he had over it. He does not know where he got the hoodie, however, he has always worn it, to his memory. He also wears bleached, torn, and otherwise dusty jeans and white sneakers.
Trinket: He carries an inhaler, packed with heliotrophic drugs which prevent him from having panic attacks. This makes him more stable, and able to control Parallax.
Powers: Jake can create yellow constructs of light, and create illusions which end up using the person's fear against them. At certain power levels, Jake will eventually become possessed by Parallax, who will take over his body and as he absorbs Fear Essence from everyone he kills or induces fear into, will undergo metamorphosis, from a possessed Jake, to a mutant, half alive human with strange protrusions from his body, into a being of yellow light possessing the head of an ant, the body of a wasp, the arms of a praying mantis, the tail of a scorpion, and the wings of a locust (physical manifestation of Parallax), to finally, an incredibly large, shroudly mass composed of the skeletons of all of those he has killed, and finally adorned with the head of a Dragon at the tip of the mass (Final Form). However, each power he has directly relies on Jake absorbing and expending the Fear Essence he gathers, instead of just the emotion of others he targets, like the other Anchors.
Personality: To others, many would think that Jake is a common teenager, when he really is not. He is a severely manic person, with strange mannerisms, and prone to outbursts of erratic behavior. He is a schizophrenic, manic, depression-consumed sociopath with firm belief that the figments of his imagination are out to kill him. He has repeatedly been commited to psychiatric hospitals, and even an Asylum, where he met Parallax, and used his power to break out, and escape. To him, however, Parallax is nothing more than another voice in his head, out to kill him, when in truth, several figments of Jake's psyche are really aspects of Fear controlled by Parallax, and used to influence him, and even then, Parallax continues to battle with Jake for total control.
Other: As an insane mental patient, he has experienced horrific things, and was eventually sent to an Asylum to be forgotten. The Asylum kept him sedated, and drugged up on psychotropic serums, however, his Fear always broke out. The doctors here also were very sinister, inflicting severe pain on the patients, and using their bodies for pleasure. Jake was no different, and experienced more pain and madness than he could bear to handle there...
Unbeknownst to him, Parallax was attached to the Asylum, and previously, several centuries ago, had had a severe battle with Ion, which got Parallax to his final form, but resulted in Ion neutralizing his powers, and throwing him into the yellow Sun of the Solar System. Remnants of Parallax's form creeped to the nearest habitable planet, Earth, and clung to the Asylum, subsisting by feeding off of the other patients' Fear. When Jake came, and got put under the same treatment as the others, Parallax got interested, and invested some of his remaining power by attaching himself to Jake, and becoming an aspect in his head. Over the years, Parallax began to whisper in Jake's ears. "...you are nothing... you don't deserve to live... you want to get out... you want to escape... pity yourself, enthralled by your own fear... unable to act against your oppressors... what if I could help you? he said. Eventually, Parallax became the primary, and most aggressive voice in Jake's head, and drove him closer to the point of aneurysm. One day, after being sedated, the doctors whipped Jake bloody, and one of them, took advantage of him from behind. As he was used, Jake lost consciousness, and slipped into a panic attack. Parallax finally took his chance, overtaking Jake, and breaking several of the bones of the Oppressor.
Finally, the possessed Jake grabbed the doctor by the throat, and lifted him into the air. As the doctor's legs flailed, and stared into Jake's brightly glowing eyes, he choked out, "Please.... don't kill me..." and Jake merely smiled, speaking in a hybrid of his own voice, and the synthesized and severely distorted voice of Parallax. "You're afraid... Good." and Jake took a deep breath, and sucked the Fear Essence out of the doctor's eyes and mouth, until he became nothing more than a charred skeleton.
As the overtaken Jake threw the skeleton to the ground, Parallax roared inside his body, and as he writhed in pain, his veins coursed with the yellow parasite of Fear, and Parallax finally broke through. The newly manifested symian of Parallax began to rampage through the Asylum, killing and absorbing Fear Essence of Doctor and Patient alike. After the new Jake escaped, he passed out.
Jake then woke up, being himself again, but with a severe migraine. He was now wearing the clothes he always wore, and was severely shaken up. As Jake tried to recall what happened, Parallax finally forced himself to the front of Jakes mind, and the insectoid beast, with a wasp's body, ant's head, scorpion's tail, mantis' arms, and locust wings appeared in his mind. "YOU ARE AFRAID, AND ARE FOREVER BOUND TO ME... SUB-MIT." And Parallax then almost overtook Jake again, but having fought with madness before, he managed to push Parallax back into the deep crevices of his mind...
Since then, Parallax and Jake have forever been in a struggle for power...