(Pro writing tip: Have fun with your writing! It makes the whole process more enjoyable.)
Poor Hyren. My first attempts at making up a cool backstory for him when I was 14 didn't go so great. I like the backstory I've settled on now, though. Grumpy ex-space-marines are the best.
Slight redesign of a Digimon I made up some years ago. Maybe someday I'll make her into an original character. Mostly I just love those dino feet. More things need dino feet.