"Heartless" is my personal webcomic that I'm working on. It tells the story of the ghost of a burnt man who falls in love with a beautiful, mildly schizophrenic woman after saving her from a near-death experience. He has lost all memory of his life and who he was, but remembers the protagonist from a very long time ago. He tries to let her know, and believes that she might be the key to his memories, but also wants to let her go on with her life because his presence frightens her and soon begins to drive her paranoid.
The woman, having been born with intense phobia of fire and severe burns, is frightened by him but later also grows attracted to him and begins feeling a connection to him. She ironically nicknames him Heartless after she confirmed that he's dead, and that he died by having his heart ripped out.
The story focuses on the beauty behind damage and revolves around psychology and dealing with a number of traumas.
Heartless's real name is Aizel but it's only revealed near the end of the story, along with his past and death. At first he appears distant, cold and sometimes intimidating, and refuses to give the protagonist any information about himself, but in fact cares about her and often tries to help and comfort her. He soon begins to feel addicted to her presence, but also tries to hold back because he doesn't want to drain what little sanity is left in her, believing that he's harming her. As the story progresses, the protagonist finds it hard to distinguish whether he's real of a creation of her mind.
Heartless was in his mid 30's at the time of his death, has burns all over his body, lacks both his ears, and the irises of his eyes are pale as though he's blind. His heart had been ripped out of his body while he was still alive. The reason behind that is revealed near the end of the story, along with everything that happened before his death, and his connection to the protagonist.
In an older version of the story, he first came off as very kind and charming but eventually turned out to be sadistic, toying with the protagonist's sanity, driving her insane, possessing her and eventually making her suicide, wiping out her memories and trapping her with him. His appearance was also slightly different.
I'll upload the protagonist next.
(P.S. No mature filter because I erased his genitals.)