Justinios shares many traits common among members of Aleena species. His hairless, scaly skin is mostly blue with the exception of the white areas on his torso, under his arms and around his mouth. As with most Aleena, Justinios posseses a mouth far too large for such a small small head that is filled with small, but sharp, teeth. Additinally, a small black pupil ringed by a sliver of bright blue form a tiny point at the center of Justinios' two bulbous eyes.
Justinios' most individually distinguishing physical trait is his height which makes him a veritable giant among his own people. His well above average height easily differentiates him when he is among other Aleena but beings unfamiliar with the diminutive species would have a difficult time noticing the variation without the side-by-side comparison.
Although of slighly larger proportion than is standard, Justinios is built like any other Aleena. A thin pair of arms connects to a long, slender torso. Below the waist, Justinios' body flares out, allowing his short but sturdy legs to form a fairly wide stance for possessing such an otherwise slender frame.
Justinios, much to the frustration of his closest allies, is very difficult to motivate if he does not deem that the group's goals serve his own purposes. However, if Justinios decides that the task at hand will indeed advance his own goals then he will attack it with unbridled ferocity. This all or nothing level of commitment can be frustrating to allies and leaves Justinios open to being manipulated by beings with the patience and skill to persuade the Aleena.
Over the years, Justinios Taldrya Drake has observed many of his fellow sentient beings make the mistake of over simplifying problems that are difficult, if not impossible, to solve. He has seen individuals from all walks of life ignore complex inter-dependencies, incomplete information, and changing requirements in an attempt to force a resolution that is considered optimal based on preconceived belief systems. In response to this observation, Justinios Taldrya Drake has resolved to make measured decisions based on the facts and hand while minimizing the influence of preconceptions and prejudices. This very logical approach often leads Justinios Taldrya Drake to come up with novel solutions, even if those same ideas tend to alienate him further from those with entrenched ideologies. The lack of a predefined belief system of his own tends to leave Justinios Taldrya Drake without a defined group to identify with.
Justinios Taldrya Drake looks for the humor in almost any situation that crosses his path, even circumstances that evoke emotions of fear, sadness or anger in others. His willingness to make light about any topic, even personal ones, makes it tough to effect Justinios Taldrya Drake’s demeanor by bringing up current shortcomings or past failures. However, his penchant for making light of serious or even taboo situations can elicit strong emotions from others and commonly helps new create adversaries. Additionally, his seemingly carefree attitude about items of extreme importance to others has, in the past, led others to believe that Justinios Taldrya Drake does not take matters seriously.
Justinios Taldrya Drake not only has a distinct lack of empathy but he also has no tolerance for sympathy in any form. It is near impossible to distract Justinios Taldrya Drake with the well being of anyone else, even those "close" to him. But, this complete lack of caring for the emotions of others means that there isn't anyone that considers themselves "close" to Justinios Taldrya Drake.
In the event that Justinios Taldrya Drake is not able to defeat a foe in a timely fashion, he will attempt to retreat to a safe location and attempt to recover energy. Justinios Taldrya Drake prefers to rest before continuing his assault rather than planting his feet into the ground and mounting a defense. The only contingency plan Justinios Taldrya Drake has in the event that his opponent prevents disengagement is to drain his remaining endurance in an attempt to end the fight before collapsing in exhaustion.
Justinios Taldrya Drake relies heavily on his speed, quickness and agility when fighting opponents of all shapes and sizes. Justinios Taldrya Drake will attempt to use all of the skills in his arsenal to stay in motion and in close quarters during combat. He favors using constant movement to evade attacks while simultaneously seeking to stretch an opponent’s defense while it reacts to the nimble assault. This rapid fire approach to combat quickly loses its effectiveness if the fight goes on for longer than Justinios Taldrya Drake can keep up his endurance.