My Mage:The Awakening character, Raziel Dark.
Obviously that's not his real name, 'in Mage, if someone knows a mages real name, they have contorl over said mage.
During his childhood, Raz blacked out alot. After one of these blackouts, he awoke to find himself drenched in blood, and surrounded by his parents bodies.
Believing himself to be their murderers, he ran away from his hometown, and lived on the streets. During this period of his life, he was awakened to the Mage.
He is, obviously, a Death mage, who can talk to the dead, and when he gets more powerful, can actually kill someone just by look at them.
His flick knife his his magical tool, aka his wand!