This is my RWBY OC Nightan (Nero) Galestrom (Nightingal for short) and for fun and aside from my other RWBY OC he's an experiment or accident as people would call him. Team is NBLA (Nebula) (I've decided to make him a Faunus, but his backstory will stay the same just without the grim experiment premise)
(Appearance) Nights is a 6'8 tall guy with light lavender hair, 20 years old, Orange eyes with a red ring around his iris he wears an outfit that has different parts that resemble different Grimm as well as pointed ears and tusks growing out of the side of his mouth.
(Outfit) He wears a scarf that resembles a King Taijitu, his outfit itself is infused with dust that resembles the markings of Boarbatusks, his gauntlets markings resemble Beowolves, his greaves resemble Ursa's. Then there's the markings on his face which he's had since birth which resemble the Goliath.
Weapons (The Gauntlets: Maddokingusu: The Mad Kings; Greaves: Jaakuna Joo: The Wicked Queens)
Nights weapons are dust infused piston gauntlets and greaves. Each gauntlet and greave has four casings of dust in them that will infuse into them and create a powerful elemental punch. He can also activate his hydraulic pistons in his weapons that will expel all the dust into one powerful super punch. Downside all four casings will be emptied. Because of this Nights carries around 10 cases of dust on his belt. The long range aspect of his weapons is that he can channel what ever element of dust he's using into his gauntlets and fire it either as a long-ranged bolt/shell or mid-ranged shockwave, or he channels the dust in his outfit into a sphere-like shockwave. Shot in distance but pretty powerful within range
(Semblance) The 4 Stances of Grimm
Nightan's semblance is a little weird. Because of what happened to him when he was in his mothers womb he's been classified as a Faunus, but he calls himself a Grimmlin, because Grimm DNA is infused within his body which actually affects his semblance. His semblance is based off of different styles of fighting but these styles are based off of 4 different Grimm; Beowolf, Ursa, Boarbatusks and Goliath. The styles are also based off of his aura's color which ranges from Blue (Ursa), Red (Beowolf), Orange (Boarbatusk), and Green (Goliath). (Green being his actual aura color) With the different stances his strengths change as well an all around is heightened senses. Each stance has a time limit that he can use it for;
Blue (Ursa Stance) 50 Minutes; x2-5 strength, doesn't flinch.
Weakness; Speed is halved
Red (Beowolf Stance) 1 hour; x2-5 speed, reflexes, and stamina.
Weakness; Defense decreases the faster he becomes.
Orange (Boarbatusk Stance) 35-40 minutes; x5 Defense
Weakness; Strength halved
Green (Goliath Stance) Main used 5-10 mins; x50-100 strength & Defense
Weakness; Speed, Stamina drops just as hard as his attack increases
(Side Affects XoX/ Extra Abilities) There's another special thing about his semblance, when he's using his stances and he stays in them nearing the full time or during his stance in general, his aura extends outward and takes the form of that Grimm almost like a giant Aura shadow that extends his reach as well as his hit box and accelerates his time in that state and cuts it in half (like in the pic he's currently using the Goliath Stance).
BUT, because of the thing with Grimm not having auras and him being half/part, when he uses aura it might protect him but it affects him for example. The reason why he has huge pointed ears tusks is because he uses the Goliath stance A LOT and always pushes himself and oversteps the time limit which causes him to gain certain attributes like the tusks and ears. Also he never takes off his greaves (like he uses them as shoes always) because his feet/legs have deformed to become digitigrade legs and his feet are like beowolves. Also the more he's in that stance and overexerts himself, example, he's using his Goliath and he forces himself to move at his normal speed (which is faster) and passes the time limit he'll slowly start to lose his humanity and act like a Grimm.
During the days that Mountain Glenn was around scientist experimented on the creatures of Grimm that were able to be captured. Two of the Hunters/Huntresses that were overseeing the project as well as making sure that nothing went wrong like Grimm breaking out were Nights parents. At the time of this him mother was pregnant with him (big shocker) But she was one of those people that didn't let something like being pregnant stop her from doing her job. During an experimentation while trying to harvest the essence of a Grimm the machine malfunctioned and the Grimm got lose while it was destabilizing and dissolving. His mother attacked and defeated the Grimm but a large amount of the essence of the Grimm got into her causing her to fall severely ill for 2 months.
After he illness she made a recovery and the baby wasn't harmed or so they thought. After Nights was born he was... different than the other kids. He was quiet, like only said one word a day quiet. Was agile and just all around strange in different ways and his ears were pointed but his eyes were orange with a thin red ring around his iris, which were found out later to be because of the Grimm essence that was absorbed by his mother. So because of this kids did pick on him and he had a hard time talking or socializing.
(Night age:10) When the final hours of Mountain Glenn came he and a group of people escaped through the tunnels before they were sealed as Nights parents stayed behind making sure that they had time to get to the city before the Grimm did. And all that Nights heard were the cries of his parents telling him to keep running no matter what.
After that incident he never really socialized again with anyone until he was 18.