ok..he's not evil but he sure looks like it with that armor on. About the armor, it was given to him by the great armor smith Jahra and gives him the ability to absorb fire and transform into a sort of half Ifrit form. The armor itself feels a lot less like armor and more like a lightweight 2nd skin to him making combat in it less constricting.
Done completely in Painter 7.
Kobaar (C) moi