Standing in at roughly six feet tall, Corvus appears to be a heavy set Exo; his weight running at around two hundred pounds. His shoulders are built broad and it appears as though you'd need a lot of force in order to knock him over. His helm appears more humanoid, with no distinguishing features on it besides two pieces of metal that sit on either side of the top of it head; both being no longer than four inches and no wider than two. They appear to move whenever he begins to feel emotions. His eyes appear to be a bright yellow, of which brighten whenever he is surprised. He appears to have no real definite nose to speak of. The main portion of his color scheme is blue, with blotches of orange in various places; one being atop his head, which is more oval shaped at starts at the top of his helm, ending just above his eyes.
Being a Warlock, his most common attire is a long overcoat that fans out in the back as it nears the ground, with overused boots and gloves that appear to have seen too many battles. His helmet is just big enough to fit his head, with small fins sticking out the back. Padded armor sit on his chassis and legs, with a belt kept the long overcoat from opening up. The majority of this outfit is colored beige, with the belt and much of the trimming on the coat, gloves and boots being green.
His preferred gun of choice appears to be a sniper rifle that often sits on his back, as well as a sidearm that often stays hidden under his overcoat.
One thing about Corvus that can be easily noted is that, seemingly due to his most recent 'reboot', Corvus seems to have started back at square one when it comes to free thinking, in a sense. That is, whereas most of his kinsmen seem to believe more that they are living, breathing creatures like human beings rather that robots only designed for fighting and following orders, Corvus seems to often be just the opposite. He often appears to have a hard time now a day actually realizing that he is more than just a mindless machine. He doesn't look for someone to give him orders necessarily, nor does he feel the need to do as his original creators wanted him to. Rather, he often has a hard time describing emotions and understanding what each one means.
He'll often find himself pausing in stride if he ever happens to pass by a reflective surface as if he is unable to comprehend what he's really seeing. Most phrases and sayings appears to confused him, and he is not afraid to admit when he does not understand something. It should also be noted -- with great humor -- that Corvus often takes things quite literally; especially if they seem or sound offensive.
Corvus can be considered a rather serious, ahem, person. No matter what his original use was supposed to be, Corvus always takes his job seriously. He does not like the feeling of failing, and he has been revived on multiple occasions on just one mission because he refused to turn back or give up. Rarely does he ever not finish something he started, and even those few times he have were due to things such as becoming incapacitated or having to get an injured comrade out of harm's way.
While, as a machine, he does not seem to enjoy much (besides getting a job done), one thing he does seem to enjoy is knowledge; particularly, learning about the history of Earth and the surrounding planets, as well as the constellations (he blames his Ghost for this one). Whenever he has off time, he can often be found enjoying a book or trying to research something one way or another. Being that his processor seems to hold a lot of memory, Corvus might sometimes appear to be a walking, talking version of history books and other such things. This comes in handy quite often.
Another of his interests appears to be classical music, literature and things such as plays. It's often amusing to find that he has tracks in his ship with music he was able to find and download. Often, whenever he is out and exploring, he likes to listen to his music; however rarely does so in the company of others, as if unsure as to what others might think o it.
It can be said that Corvus appears to be a cold and aloof Exo who doesn't like make friends or having social interaction. Rather, it's just the opposite. Social interaction is how he often gets his information, after all. He's just not good with interacting with others, to put it simply. Because he does not understand emotions as other normally do, he tends be quite blunt when it comes to communicating, and tends to put off 'hanging out' with others for more favorable actions, such as doing his job; again, he takes his job quite seriously. On the bright side, he is a rather honest person, and it is rare that he would ever lie to anyone or keep something from someone. On the down side, he often takes whatever he is told seriously, and unless his own information tells him otherwise, he can be quite gullible.
While it is unclear to him why, Corvus seems to do rather well with children. He gets along with them great, and actually enjoys their company as opposed to anyone else. (It might be due to having a close relationship with children before his recent reboot.) On the other hand, he is no loner and is not shy for company if he is feeling up to it. He is a logical and forward thinking machine, and knows his strengths and his weaknesses; and he isn't afraid to ask someone for help in certain tasks, and does not mind helping others when they obviously need it.
While it is obvious that Corvus probably doesn't allow himself to get close to others, there are times when he considers someone a friend -- and a friend in Corvus' book is basically a family member to him. He would willingly help those he cares about without question, and would go to extreme lengths in order to protect or, in rare cases, save them. He does not give up on friends easily, and does not take well to those who treats those he cares about badly.
Corvus cannot fully say he remembers who he was before he became a Guardian -- much of it is blur to him, and he it is unsure if it has to do with his memories constantly being wiped, or something else. He cannot even attest to the fact Corvus was his original designation. Some memories come to him in dreams, though they are few and far between and are often scrambled and unheard.
Corvus began as many Exos were have thought to have come about -- that is, he was created sometime during the Golden Age to protect mankind. During the beginning of his 'services', Corvus primarily spent his time protecting the more higher members of society -- namely a man named Augustus Reid, a more noteworthy scientist during the Golden Age. More often then not he accompanied the man to his home and work space, as he often did; however, with or without an AI, it was obvious that he was more than just a guard for the scientist. Often his time spent at the man's home was spent entertaining his three children, more namely his youngest daughter Natalie (who had been seven at the time Corvus was assigned to Augustus).
It was obvious that the girl took a liking to the Exo, often attempting to teach him how to do 'human things' -- such as to read and write -- rather than simply 'allowing' him to act like a mindless android. You could imagine her surprise when his self awareness led him, like many other Exos, into developing functions and emotions similar to that of a human being. (Natalie would have liked to think that it was her doing that led Corvus into developing human functions, however Augustus knew Exos well enough to know that that was not true. He did nothing to tell her otherwise, however.)
As his independent thinking grew, Corvus decided against becoming something other than a protector, like most of his kin did; rather, he could often be found still escorting Augustus to and from work, or, on the occasion, watching the children and aiding in their care as so the parents had less on their plates. Augustus did not mind this; Corvus was simply doing what he was built to do, and he and Augustus eventually became close friends. Corvus would come to enjoy learning and problem solving, and appeared to have a knack for the sciences, to some degree.
Memory wipes were a common occurrences for Exos, as they often used to wipe hard drive and harmful data from Exos that cannot otherwise be removed or, in some cases, when the Exo needs an upgrade or needs fixed due to malfunction or severe damage (at least, that was what Corvus had been told). These were partly true; that is, Corvus would come to take severe damage on not one or two, but three occasions due to lightning strikes whistle out during storms or caught up in one (metal is not a great conductor for electricity, especially for 'living' machines). Out of three times he was injured due to lightning, two times were well before the collapse; each time, mechanics had to reboot him to the most recent memories that had been unhampered by the shorting of his systems; meaning if he wanted to, he was unable to remember the occurrences, however he would come to fear storms and lightning after the final run in.
By the time The Collapse occurred, it had been some time since Corvus had gained independent thinking; Augustus had all but retired from his job, and Natalie was now almost twenty five. Corvus had gotten his own place after refusing to live off of Augustus anymore due to guilt and the feeling as though he were doing so (even though the man stated several times that he did not his friend staying at his house, and how it both made his wife feel safer having a war machine in the house to protect them, and it meant that the children could more easily visit him frequently).
Corvus had been out running errands for his work when the first attacks occurred that initiated the collapse. Corvus hadn't been the one to really experience death; most of the memories he once had of it were long erased, so one could imagine his horror as people littered the streets, painting a gory scene for those fleeing for their lives. His first instinct was to find his surrogate 'family', however he had arrived at Augustus' house only to find it in shambles, the wife deceased and Augustus only barely holding on. The man's last request that Corvus find his children and keep them safe. Corvus aimed to keep that promise, quietly allowing his old friend to pass before exiting his home in search of the rest of the family.
His search ended in vain. The oldest, who had been in the military, could not be contacted as he was away at the time of the occurrence, home left desolated. Natalie was not found either, much to Corvus' disdain; the middle child found slaughtered among fellow humans. Many humans fled via ships, and in the hopes that Natalie had been smart enough to do the same, Corvus aimed to flee the planet as well. It been been week three when Corvus was caught in a lightning storm some odd miles away from his home, fleeing from Fallen Dreg with no weapon and no way to defend himself against the aliens. As if drawn to him, the Exo was for a third time struck while trying to use a cliff side to flee; body dropping into the ocean and out of the reach of the Fallen.
It was some odd millennial later that Corvus was found on a beach in South Cornwall in England -- and by a Ghost, no less. By the time he was found, much of his frame had been degraded by the ocean water and weather, his processor being the part that was dealt the most damage to. Much of his memory was erased, and thus, as the Ghost attempted to question the Exo to learn more about his new Guardian, Corvus didn't have much to give him. He couldn't even remember his own designation.
From there they found shelter, and the Ghost came into contact with the higher ups in the Tower. Due to no salvageable ships in the area and recent conflict with the Fallen in other areas of the globe and solar system, Corvus was made to wait three days before someone was able to rescue him. He learned much about the world during his wait; his Ghost attempting to fill him in on what was going on. And during that time, he learned even more.
It was apparent that the Ghost had a fascination with anything to do with the stars; namely, the constellations. This was where Corvus received his name -- the Ghost having told him of all that he could see in the night sky. The name Corvus was brought up, a word meaning crow in Latin. Corvus obviously seemed to like the sound of it, and kept it as a name. He was eventually rescued and given a check up and a title -- Warlock, and by the sounds of what his abilities were (as his Ghost had taught him about how his powers worked while in hiding in England), he was a Voidwalker.
Now, some time after his awakening, Corvus travels around, doing missions and bounties that need done and overall learning how to be a free-thinking machine again. That -- doesn't seem to be going as well as planned.