Suave's latent element is fire - and whilst it's definitely useful for a man in his kind of position, he's also not entirely acquainted with how best to use it. Whilst many use their elements freely of their own will, Suave requires a little help focusing and chanelling his element. Thankfully, his talisman, The Deck of Many Faces, provides the perfect way to employ his element, and make use of it in the field.
Whilst incapable of summoning fire by himself, Suave can make use of other sources of flame to set ablaze the cards of the deck. His preferred techniques often make use of the sandpaper strip on the deck's box to strike a match, or alternatively applying his habit of smoking to take a cigarette to a card of his choice. As the card burns away... it unleashes magics that he can employ to a great variety of effects!
...At least in theory. In practise, Suave isn't yet all that used to what he can do. Each card seems to have it's own effect, determined by a combination of both the user's intent and their personal interpretation of the cards and suit. In practise, so far Suave has been able to employ Spades as an offensive suit of sorts - firing off flaming missiles as demonstrated above - and his favourite suit Clubs as a means of manipulating smoke - often using it to cloud his exits and escapes as he remains on the run.
So far with Hearts and Diamonds... Suave has mostly only achieved accidentally setting himself on fire whilst experimenting with them.
Of course, the Deck of Many Faces isn't only limited to what cards one would find in a normal 52 card deck - and indeed, with it's seemingly endless variation of suits, it suggests endless possibilities on the horizon for someone who knows what they're doing. Unfortunately for Suave... well so far he's not so confident in what he can do - and it leaves doubt in his mind as to the affinity he has for his own element.
He's never going to be able to get the smell of burnt fur out of his nostrils.
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