The Master Thief
After many, many ideas and thoughts about what direction I should take my 'Master Thief' character towards, I remembered a film that I had heard about in college called Yojimbo that featured a lone samurai who was hired as a bodyguard. I have not seen this film, but considering my character is a weapons master and talented manipulator, I believed this was a good lead to follow.
Initial Ideas: Hood/Mask
As he is a thief a mask fits well. It also plays with the 'master of manipulation' - hypnosis. 'Day of the Dead' hype. Also samurai used to wear facial masks too. As he is also the 'love interest' of Briar-Rose, the whole 'dead' theme (yin-yang) may apply. Any suggestions?