Thief of Heart
The Thief of Heart. One who steals hearts, souls, and personality for their own advantage.
The heart wants what the heart wants…
Thief- steal their aspect for their advantage, usually giving to themself.
Heart- major themes of personality, souls, ambition, and identity. Minor themes of morale, willpower, and intuition.
The Thief of Heart quite simply steals hearts. They can tear a person’s heart out it, becoming more and more literal over time.
At lower levels the Thief of Heart could take away certain key emotions. They could make it so anyone’s “heart isn’t in it”. All the while they would feel renewed ambition. They can also use this to shoulder the emotional burdens of others (though this will likely be to make people shut up and stop complaining).
At medium levels they progress further they could use a metaphorical heart. A most precious item or a craft reconstruction of a heart. Holding this enchanted item would allow them to tug at the heart strings, reeling the owner close, as if their soul was being tethered to the item.
As they progress further the Thief could knock out someone’s heart and take it. It wouldn’t be damaged and the person would still live. Whatever damage the heart takes is real. This can be used for extortion or stun a target through immense discomfort or pain.
At higher levels they could devour hearts and feed on their power. Each heart would grant a special buff related to it’s owner as well as heal the Thief. All of their physical abilities would increase and they would develop powerful emotions. Stolen hearts can be used to create splinters, but the splinters strength would only be as powerful as the hearts.
The Thief of Heart can steal souls and personality. This is difficult, but the use of soul items would ease the stress. Soul items can be their signature, their blood, a locket of their hair, a picture of them, etc.
At lower levels they’d be expert forgers. They’d be skilled in offhand impersonations and could perfectly mimic handwriting.
At medium levels they’d be master of disguises. By studying the subject and having a soul item or two they could temporarily shapeshift into that beings form. They could perfectly mimic their voice and mannerisms, but would not have their memory. The Thief might accidentally create a splinter if they lack proper focus (ie soul items).
At higher levels they could rip out souls and take them for themself. Souls would heighten the Thief’s awareness of souls, giving them a radar sense as they hunger for souls. They could measure up the true, inner power of a soul as well. The Thief can also take passion and ambition from the soul. The reault of their ambition is now the Thief’s. Jack Noir’s stabbing, the Black Queen’s composure, etc.
Actor- you are extremely gifted at acting and faking things
Emotional vampire- your gaze exhausts the soul
True love’s pull- you have a way of getting what you want from people
I will possess your heart by Death Cab for Cutie