Niko has wild hair that extends very far upward. It is very nappy and unkept, yet it tends to look decent to him...He usually wears very dark attire and looks very much like he's bored half the time with no emotion. Almost zombie like. His eyes are quite big and look like they could stare at you for days. He gives quite a creepy presence to others around him as he will look at a person for awhile and not say anything..He is dark-skinned and has unusually large head for most kids his size. Personality:
Usually to himself and barely speaks unless it's to his adoptive mother (Amamizu) Inside he is very cold, calcualting and cruel. Very evil, however there is an innocence to him and a slowly developing sign of humanity from him, developed thanks to the efforts of his mentor Pantaro. Niko is very confused and doesn't understand why he acts the way he does.. Strangely however, he has much devotion to his mother (Amamizu) in which is the only person he shows any compassion for, although he has started to show respect for Pantaro. Extremely intelligent although reserved to himself..he sounds very mature for someone his age and despite his age is very adept in the art of killing and a connossieur in torture..he can summon undead and use certain spirits for a certain ability. Like he can summon a spirit that specializes in Taijutsu and another that specializes in Genjutsu. He does not know why or how he can do these things, he just knows he can... History:
Much of Niko's origins are unknown to him, but it is one filled with death, violence and revenge..His true mother being of the Nazitura
clan and one of the 4 guardians (previously among the 4 former hosts of the demon) of the demon spirit, Hotaru. And His father....the evil high summoner of the undead Rafiki
. Even in Niko's birth he was born into this world through treachery. Through deceit, Rafiki killing a lover of Niko's mother disguised and posed as him laying with her one fateful night. Rafiki's purpose was to release an offspring in an attempt to rid himself of any humanity left in him. Rafiki worshipped his death god and being more demon than a man, he still had human qualities. In order for him to become more powerful, he needed to let go of more of his humanity. Rafiki placed a curse upon the unborn child. Cursing him to a life of pain and violence if somehow the boy was to live. Unknown to Rafiki at the time, Niko was to bare another curse as he would be the next chosen to carry a part of the demon spirit Hotaru within him as well..this was part of tradition within the Nazitura clan. The former carriers of the demon would give birth to a child and through a special seal, be the next to receive the demon. upon pregnancy, Rafiki finally revealing himself, attempted to take the life of Niko's mother fatally wounding her. In her last moment of strength with all her power, she was able to fend off Rafiki. However mortally wounded she used all her strength and stayed alive long enough to give birth to Niko. Upon her last moments she contacted a friend within the clan to receive the boy and place the child in the special ceremony in her absence as she finally died after he was born.
Fast forward 2 years later...Niko is found in Iwa bathed in blood near a couple of dead werewolves from the Jinkoomi tribe while the infamous Amamizu and her associates happened to had run into them there. For a few years he is taken under the wing of Amamizu in a mother-son relationship. During this time, Niko is quite a confused child being exposed to the sick and twisted mindset of Amamizu. However this does not last long and Amamizu eventually feeling that Niko was ready to develop himself as a shinobi in a sort of sick twisted motherly affection, left him in Iwa under the watchful eye of Gainon Imani who at the time was the Tsuchikage. Throughout the rest of 4 more years, Niko for the most part became even more confused about himself, not being able to deal with his natural abilities to summon the dead. Most of the children are afraid of him and in turn he becomes more of a recluse and developing a sick twisted infatuation with violence. It is only within a couple of missions with a selected team and through some tutelage from the Animorph Pantaro is he able to see a softer side of himself, and to actually feel emotion other than with his adoptive mother Amamizu. Niko has no idea of his origin to the Nazitura clan...but soon he will find out the hard way...