I feel I don't write about Charlotte nearly enough. Any questions, ideas, suggestions or anything about her before I start? I think I'm going to write a bit on her sometime this week for those who don't know a thing about her. But if anyone wants to know about a specific character or has any questions at all, just ask and I'll see what I can do. :3
Koli is a brooding and volatile character, upset with the very way the world works and seeking to change it. While he is depressed and rather dangerous, he still believes in personal goals and achievements. It would just take a small amount of convincing to get him to help you in your own endeavors, as long as they did not conflict with his own. Yes you must realize that him saving as life does not mean he doesn't want it to end. It may mean that he despises the manner in which they were to die, and is planning to give a better, less painful death.
He does not judge people when he can help it, just like his counterpart, but he does judge goals. If they conflict at all with his own, he will have no regrets abandoning them or intentionally destroying any chance of success for the conflicting objective.
So in a manner, he's friendly. But he's not looking to be your BEST FRIEND FOREVER. Just to see you do something that makes you smile and forget pain until he finds a way to end it for good.
Now I've done all this writing about Koli's past and such, but there is something vital to the character that I have neglected to mention. Koli is the very personification of some of Kilo's worst nightmares. Kilo, having stored a large amount of access magical energy due to not using magic, successfully created a materialized form of Koli in his sleep. Kilo's magic was restored back to normal condition for this, but Koli exists within the same realm as Kilo, bearing the same nightmarish memory of his past as he did within Kilo's dream. And realizing Kilo is his reason for prolonged existence rather than a transitory one, Koli begins to loath his counterpart.
However, the existence of both within the same realm was rather problematic for a time. The two, being fundamentally the very same person, look very much alike and are often confused. Because of this Kilo is sometimes blamed for things Koli does, and vice versa.
Between the two, there are some less obvious similarities. They're both a bit more frail than the average Sabrecat, and a bit effeminate and creepy. Both have strong feelings for balloons and things of cute nature. However, Koli, being the physical manifestation of excess magic and nightmares, very seldom draws from magical energy unless he has a very good reason to, unlike Kilo who often experiments with magic for entertainment.
But the reason is simple. Because Koli IS a manifestation of magic, using magic is, in essence, using his life-force and therefore suicide.
In direct contrast with this is the fact that he can exercise nearly godly control over the air and gases all over. Including that within balloons, the general surrounding, or that within another living being. He could indeed forcefully suffocate a creature by depriving it of air or expand it to bursting by filling it with excess air. He could use a strong gust to blow one a long distance away, or concentrate the pressure and movement to a very limited area and use it as a means to tear solids from its surrounds (In a manner of speaking, he could use it as a blade). But once again, drawing on this power would drain him to the point of death, and it would hurt him very much to do so, so he resists it when he can.
Kilo's magical abilities are nothing like Koli's. Which he can do some things with them that may seem impressive (animating a balloon modeled after another creature to the point of seeming alive) he couldn't actually do much harm or good with his abilities. Kilo's healing spells are painkillers, and his other spells being little more than entertainment ruses that serve little other possible purpose whatsoever.
If Koli and Kilo were to fight, it's very unlikely that Kilo would survive without outside assistance.
It's worth noting that Koli does not have the benefits of natural inhabitants of Sabrous, and if killed completely, would not come back to life at a temple. However, as long as a shred of mana exists bound to his soul, he'd be unable to die by conventional means.
Koli is not much different than Kilo. His memory extends a bit beyond Kilo's memory however, and therefore he clearly recalls his birth into the world of Sabrous and his existence before that birth. It was a very bitter birth in which he had to kill other still-developing lifeforms in order to come to full form. I'm sure if he knew what was to follow, he would have accepted death in his early form.
Koli experience life with the same parents of Kilo and lost them in the same way. He fell in love with Charlotte just the same as Kilo. However, rather than allowing Charlotte to die when attacked by Saitaron, Koli slays her assaulter and gets her a healer.
He was still late for that date with Charlotte however, and to make up for that, Charlotte demands food. Lots of food. A feast fit for kings. And Koli spends every last bit of money he could get to fulfill that wish and be forgiven.
The following day, Charlotte died of food poisoning.
Koli beats himself senseless for losing her- not unlike Kilo- but has to deal with associates of Saitaron whom are trying to kill him for various reasons. With all the blood he sheds, something snaps in Koli's mind that morphs him into a twisted state of perception that views everything as led by life, death, and pain. Life and death being necessary for the other to continue, and pain giving either of those things meaning. (If you felt no pain for the loss of life, then naturally it would not be a problem to you to have someone you love die. If people felt no pain throughout their lives, they would very seldom be motivated to keep living.)
Pain being the cause of every problem than he'd ever known, he dedicates the remainder of his life to ceasing pain and 'perfecting' the world by ridding it of all things that may cause pain. Including the living creatures that experience it. It is in this manner that he feels he is obligated to kill everyone or put them all to sleep- he can find no other alternative to create a permanent end to the suffering.
However, because of this he is inspired to travel across the lands surviving by any means while ending the pain he can on his path. Because of this difference from Kilo, who leaves Tek for the Chuian Tree after Charlotte's death, Koli never met and killed Amelia, but rather drugged her and abused her in her drugged state. As he did with most Chuians he encountered. He never forms a relationship with Mia and he forgets what it means to love another being, and seeks his goal of ending all pain with every bit of his life.