Solid Black Maine Coons are pretty rare. This guy's personality is even more so. By far the most challenging cat I've ever been owned by - he's all will and stubborn determination. And he's quirky as all get-out.
His hatred of straws is well documented here - https://www.vingle.net/posts/1081339-The-Truth-of-why-Maine-Coon-Cats-Ritualistically-Mutilate-Straws - the fact is - he's just never going to be able to resist the ritual mutilation of any straw placed within his eyesight.
He's the ambush king. Aggressive but playful - this guy thinks about ONE thing only during the time between naps - find another cat & ambush them so he can create as much chaos and havoc as possible.
Being a Maine Coon - the largest domestic cat breed - he'd normally be a bit larger than the typical male cat. Lucky for him (because he shares his kingdom with Zeph the Monster Bengal) he's larger than average for a Maine Coon (a healthy Maine Coon I might add because Maine Coons are prone to obesity and can often weigh in at heavy and unhealthy weights) - he's 17lbs - just 3 short of Zeph's weight. And he knows how to use it. He actually gets the better of Zeph on a regular basis. A clash between them is always done as sport - they truly love one another - but it can be a noisy - destructive clash... sort of like when Godzilla battles any other giant monster in Tokyo - stuff gets broken, knocked around, crushed, etc...
He and Zeph are partners in crime - never more than a few feet apart. They often sleep on top of one-another.
Not to say he doesn't often get his nap on in fun and interesting ways that don't involve Zeph... but with them it's usually monkey see - monkey do.
Fafoutis (Greek for "Toothless" - yes he is named for that same famous black with gold eyes dragon from the movies (How to Train Your Dragon)... he actually acts a lot like Toothless. I figured naming him Toothless was too "on the nose" - so I went with the Greek word meaning toothless for sport. Most of the time I just call him "Taruk" - "Last Shadow" in Na'vi ("Avatar") or the formal name for Toothless, "Night Fury"... because a lot of his foolishness occurs at night when you are trying to sleep.
Besides straws he hates toilet paper and he loves to dig in trash cans.
He's a stylish dresser - influenced by film luminaries & legends such as Sean Connery.
He knows how to chill... literally... he'll get his nap on laying on top of freezer cooling packs when the temperature gets stupid hot (as it often can in SoCal).
He too is a big fan of music... but more from the standpoint that he likes rubbing his long black coat against any guitar left sitting around - his way of letting you know he was there.
And lastly he always looks like he's up to no good... and that's because usually he is. But it's OK because he's truly one of the most beautiful and sweet cats you'll ever have cover you in black fur.