Tavens' mocha colored skin covers his highly defined musculature. Bald by choice, Tavens keeps his hair shaved down to the skin revealing a perfectly round skull. His face, devoid of any scarring or distinguishing marks, also has a bushy, black goatee. Martel's thin lips are just a shade darker than the rest of his skin and his sapphire blue eyes are set above his snub nose with a narrow bridge and a subtle upward slope at the tip
Acquiring new and improved gear is an obsession for Tavens. He is not above rummaging through the corpses of friend and foe alike after a battle, even if just to pilfer an old datapad. He has acquired useful tools this way in the past but frequently at the disgust of those around him.
When it comes to his friends, or even just people not openly hostile to him, Tavens is free with his credits. He is quick to "buy the bar" for a packed cantina or surprise a comrade with a new piece of gear. If this behavior is sometimes seen as showboating by others, Tavens couldn't care less.
Tavens appearance is important to him at all times. He keeps his gear meticulously clean and is even known to sneak off and brush his hair after removing his helmet. This narcissistic tendency is seen by some as a weakness to exploit but Tavens believes that looking the part is important to projecting an aura confidence.
Tavens strives to be the center of attention in all aspects of life. Whether it is a sharp quip, an entertaining anecdote or a thought provoking story, Tavens is always ready for the glare of the spotlight in any social situation. This burning desire to be constantly seen and heard is known to be off-putting to some, especially in social situations where modesty and contrition are required.
To Tavens, combat is more of an art form than a science. He gives little thought to tactics, strategy or even general planning, preferring instead to lose himself to the moment and rely on his instincts. While this approach makes him fairly unpredictable to enemies, it does the same for his allies as well. Tavens' freewheeling approach can frustrate allies looking for a more structured plan and also tends to leave him vulnerable to a well disciplined, cohesive enemy force.
In combat, Tavens will frequently cuss at and insult his foe’s. This is especially true if their attention is not currently on him. While this tactics is successful in drawing enemy attention his way, sometimes he bites off more than he can chew.