Body/Coat color: Dark Grey
Mane/Feathers color: Black
Tail/Talons color: Black
Eye: Iced Blue
Cutie Mark: Pentagram
Special Talent: Magical Energy Drain & Magical Knowledge Drain (Contact Required, Magical Energy Drain Causes Addiction)
Personality: Obsessed with all things Arcane, Grim is typically kind, quiet and respectful. She is often depressing and dreary however, believing that she is a horrible pony and that everything comes with a price. Inquisitive by nature and patient within reasonable limits, Grim spends her spare time practicing all forms of magic, mulling over texts, and collecting rare magical artifacts. However, when the addiction sets in, Grim becomes agitated and irritable, her patience quickly diminishes and she can become quite violent.
Bio: Grim comes from a family of researchers As her life went on, Grim never lost her fascination with the arcane, the filly quickly blossomed into a prized student of the Ponyville school system. When she came of age, Grim set off into the world to conduct her own studies. In the course of her studies, she met up with Gem Shard, now PhD. As it turned out, Gem had developed a technique that siphoned the magical energies of one item and transfer it to another object. Grim's curiosity was peaked, a technique like this could bring great strides in her studies if she could modify and manipulate the spell. As she continued her trek across the country, Grim slowly began her experiments, at first, Grim learned to siphon the magical energy from the smallest of critters, the magical energy felt euphoric, and as grim moved on to larger creatures and even ponies... she became addicted to the Magical Energy of others. If she didn't siphon off enough Magical Energy at regular intervals... she would begin to suffer side effects, such as glowing eyes, and withdrawals which would make grim edgy, violent, and in need of more.
When the war started, Grim was back in Ponyville to check on her parents. Instead she was met by one Twilight Sparkle and her guard, it seemed Grim's talents in the field of magic hadn't gone unnoticed. Grim had agreed to a selective training from the field Marshal in return for access to Canterlot Castles magical tomes. A request that was met with a smile and a hoofshake. For the first two months, Grim felt inadequate compared to the other trainees. They all had unique abilities she didn't possess, even if her base magics were stronger. In her frustration, Grim took solace in the old musty tomes, learning anything and everything she could. One night as she flipped through the pages of an untitled work, she came across a passage referencing forbidden magics, magics that provided the opportunity to learn any and everything. As the months went on, Grim escelated to the head of the class, suddenly being able to produce similar spells of the other EMP trainees, though not as potent as theirs. Unbeknownst to the others, with a touch, Grim could reach into their minds and copy the research or backgrounds of any spells or magics known by that individual within seconds, anything they knew about the spell, she would know. However this didn't give her immediate access, she still had to spend hours upon hours to generate a base version of the spell and it would take even longer to gain mastery over the spell. Still, with perseverance... Grim began to excel. Unfortunately, EMP status would not be hers.
When the final month of training approached, Grim hadn't shown up for training for at least a week. Out of concern, one of the other trainees, a stallion named Pathway, went looking for the Mare. He searched the dorms and the castle grounds, but no luck. Eventually the stallion made his way to the castle library in the dead of the night. Books littered the tables as the moon shined through the stainless glass windows. At the back of the library, Path eventually found Grim, curled up in a corner, shivering. As he approached her, he noticed the normal blue glow in her eyes was gone and she looked practically starved. "How long had she been holed up in here?" thought Pathway. Unbeknownst to the stallion, Grim had been practicing her magics when she realized she needed more Magical energy to continue... but the critters of the castles gardens would no longer go near her and the EMP trainees and the Field Marshal would certainly know if she took energy from them. Grim knew that if she didn't get her hunger under control someone would get hurt. So she reclused herself in the back of the library, hoping no one would look for her until she could learn to manage her need. Unfortunately Pathway did find her, and as he approached her, she seemed completely oblivious to his presence. In her withdrawals and depression, she had become oblivious to her surroundings and had even forgot to eat. Pathway gently nudged the mare, a nudge that caused Grim to snap back to reality. Overtaken with addiction, grim lunged at the pony, catching him off guard as she tackled him to the ground, bringing her hooves down on his neck. With her hooves on the stallions neck and the stallion gasping for air, the mare only felt exasperated as his magical energy flowed into her being. After temporarily draining the stallion, Grim snapped back into reality just in time to remove her hooves from his airway. Grim stood over the stallion as he lay unconscious on the floor. Although he was still breathing, Grim was mortified at what she had done, what she had become.
So without a word of explanation, Grimhollow left EMP training and has since retreated to the Everfree to protect others from herself and her addiction. No one is quite sure where she lives in the Everfree except perhaps Zeccora. The two maintain a good friendship despite Grims depressing mood. Zeccora has even been helping Grim deal with her needs through alternative sources such as artifacts. Still, Grim refuses to rejoin society, believing herself to be a danger to others, who needs to be ostracized and shunned to protect others from herself. Instead, she has taken to living off the land of the Everfree. For the past 6 months, she has lived in near solitude with nothing but her precious magic, that is both her gift and her curse, to keep her occupied. Grim is perfectly happy to leave the world alone as long as it left her alone in the process.