Ah, let me step right in to try and clarify things for ya:
Leafolawl wrote:Initially my biggest reservation was that he might be too talented.
He has a bit of leeway on that, given he's six years old—making him at least a year older than most of the pets here—but there's still quite a discrepancy between him and the others. He can fight, he knows magic, he's versed in a few instruments, and he knows how to survive alone/in the wild. The only real weakness I can see in his bio is that he's hard-headed, and even that's not a very big weakness.
An year old than most is pretty much nothing.
It ain't that hard to imagine the situation in here, he pretty much knows the basics of survival and fighting when he meets that first wolf Mystic. From that point on it's either fast learning or right out memory share (a magical act in which the master transfers a copy of certain, specifically selected (or not if need be) memories directly in the student's mind), which requires them to be similar enough - and they are. Perhaps the same happened with some of his other teachers along the way or he learned some of it on his own?
The singing part for one is just natural to him. He ain't a professional singer or guitar/piano player and I never stated anywhere that he is, so don't expect him to go full on Pavarotti or Elton John.
Also about the weakness part - the fact that I don't reveal everything does not mean it's not there. It simply means that everything will be revealed in due time. After all, what is life without a little mystery in it?
Leafolawl wrote:And then I look at how extravagant his back-story is. I mean, something he can talk about, yes, but that seems like the kind of thing you hide to keep low-profile. Something contrasted in his appearance. He looks like he /wants/ the attention.
When did I ever mention that he'll be completely honest about his past when it comes to story telling?
Besides, there's more than one way to keep a low profile.
And the only ones that will probably give him any attention are the ones that want to. After all, he doesn't walk around with a giant neon sign "I seek attention!" above his head right?...right?
Leafolawl wrote:Third: A traveling show is fine, but how does he keep from being taken in by humans where he's traveling alone? I know I ask a lot of questions, but this seems pretty important. With no-one he can tell to call to show he has permission to be alone or purchase items—let alone to identify him as a pet—he's pretty suspicious.
He performs for money whenever there's a carnival or any other kind of festivity where there are more than one traveling magician to participate (in other words he blends in). The only attention would be having there will probably be something like that: "hey, look at the magician doggie - let's check him out." and I really doubt he'll be any more suspicious than the other magician 10 meter away from him.
Besides, he only visits small town, which usually means that people there are more open minded and less paranoid than those of the big city. And I doubt going to the store and buying food is that big of a deal, right?
Well, if that answer is not good enough for ya - if need be he should be able to "catch" himself a dinner...
Also if things go south for him - I guess he can run fast?
Leafolawl wrote:Fourth: Bandages need replaced because they get dirty. The demon hunter only provided the bandage. Traveling alone, he has no means of replacing the bandage should it become damaged or dirtied. How does he still have one?
I did mention that the bandage is magical in nature (No, the bandage will not turn into a magical mummy that will walk around and throw fire-balls left and right).
Leafolawl wrote:Fifth: His personality contradicts itself. It says he's protective over his past, but that he talks about it openly. Is he emotionally wounded or not?
No contradiction whatsoever - he's an entertainer to the large public, so he has to be talkative in order to be interesting, right?
Yet talkative does not mean he'll simply spill the beans about his past to the first stranger, so there's your answer to that.
Not to the emotionally scarred part - Yes he is, but that does not mean he'll be curled in a ball somewhere and crying where no one sees him. He is strong willed and willing to make the best of his life no matter what. In other words - he does not see the world in fifty shades of gray, but in all the color there is around him.
Hope this explanation is good enough for ya. If you need any more info or explanations - I will be happy to oblige.