Ronin Characters

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Billy/Ronin

Billy is an emotionally- and physically-handicapped adult, born without arms or legs. After his latent telekinetic powers violently manifest, causing the death of a young boy, Billy's mother placed him in the care of Aquarius Complex, where the artificial intelligence Virgo hopes to learn from his uncanny abilities. Billy harbors substantial guilt over the boy's death and was emotionally scarred by his mother's rejection of him. As the novel unfolds, Virgo exploits Billy's emotional scars to manipulate the man to her own ends.

Billy has an active imagination, often dreaming of the character "Ronin" and of Casey McKenna, for whom he has had a long-standing crush. Virgo monitors Billy's dreams, eventually using their content to personify Billy's greatest fear, the demon Agat. Billy responds in kind, using his powers to recreate himself as the hero "Ronin." As the story progresses, Billy demonstrates that he has the power...

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