In reply to mrmasan There's more creatures than just birds with wings. Bats and insects have wings, and they're very different from bird wings.
And...the thing is...your character is just quite bland. It's very cliche in every way. The dead parents, anything to do with "darkness", it's just a little edgy where it doesn't feel necessary. Don't get me wrong, some characters 'need' to have something tragic happen to them to explain their motives in the story. But your character would be just fine without dead parents, and he could still have the same motivations.