Dude, this is frickin' awexome. Yeah, it's simple, but that was the point. This dude hits all sorts of bars for me; neat texture use (no one uses the Cactus blp), the mesh is rockin' ('tubular', even), with a sick flower-head & neat robes & such... His expression is so interesting; chill but also mournful.
The animations are great; very laid-back, 'chillaxing', just kinda "dude, man... dude", as one would expect from a drug-inspired dude. Most of all I love the Attack Spell anim; TOTALLY fits this idea. It's like he's wigging you out with his psychedelic migraine powers. Sure, he could use a 'bash' attack animation for ultimate utility, but I rather like that he does not.
Totally should be in the Contest. Even if I feel his connection to the Shadow Hunter is exceedingly tenuous (like, maybe even the Beastmaster?)...