I finally have an idea for Anton that Might be able to be an exception to Ghid's rules. Hopefully he's acceptable.
Species: Paraponera clavata(Bullet Ant)
Anton seems by all means to just be a regular ant. And by all physical appearances you are right. But Anton's skills are far greater than that of a standard ant, even for his species.
In his travels, Anton has learned and mastered several forms of Insect martial arts with which to defend himself, taught to him by the most famous and skilled of insect warriors. Among Anton's most used Martial Art is the "Northern Praying Mantis", taught to him by a renowned Kung Fu Mantis warrior.
Additionally, Anton also wields a highly durable razor-sharp Knightly Sword, nicknamed Antscalaber. It was forged by some the most talented insect artisans and blacksmiths. Anton knows several swordfighting styles, and his technique typically consists of a blend of multiple styles, with no specific style being used.
As far as natural abilities go, Anton has plenty of those as well. He can use his Antennae to smell, feel, and touch what is ahead of or behind him as he moves. He can also use the antennae to communicate with other ants. So even if Anton's eyes were injured, we would not be fully blinded.
Anton can scale walls with his legs, and his grip is super strong.
His limbs and antennae can be fully regrown over a weeklong period if they were separated from his body, and a full recovery over the same amount of time can also be guaranteed to any internal injuries. Anton's exoskeleton is dense anyways, so his natural armor would first have to be pierced for him to be injured.
And of course Anton's greatest ability is his stinger. Bullet Ants hold the world record for the most painful insect sting, which feels akin to getting shot by a gun(which was how the species gained their name)
So, it it feels like a bullet wound to a human-sized creature, then you could only imagine what it would feel like on a creature only as large as Anton himself.
Anton looks like this:
Except Bipedal and with a sword sheathed behind his back. And the frame is thicker and more built.
Anton was supposed to have been a drone in his colony, but due to a supposed "Birth Defect" he had no wings. Being viewed as genetically flawed and unworthy of breeding, Anton was instead put to work as a worker ant, being the only male worker in his colony.
One day, while on a foraging expedition, Anton and his group were suddenly hit by a brutal and violent storm. Anton became separated from his group in the ensuing chaos, washed away by the rapid waters.
The next morning, Anton awoke in a soggy puddle of mud, to find that his nest and foraging group were nowhere to be scene, and Anton himself had no idea of where he even was.
Determined not to give up, Anton rose up from the mud and embarked on a search for his lost colony.
Anton searched and searched, for months on end, only stopping to eat or sleep.
In his travels, Anton quickly learned that he needed the proper tools and and skills with which to defend himself and others, or else he would never be able to survive put in the wild, vulnerable to all the dangers that lurked everywhere.
And so Anton picked up many skills, and eventually honed himself into a powerful warrior.
Along his path, Anton would solve any problems that he could within the lands through which he travelled. He vanquished the threats of whatever enemy threatened the land, and he would be praised as a hero by its people. But before they could welcome him into their hospitality, Anton would just as quickly vanish, continuing his travels.
Anton has gained the status of a legendary warrior, although most people believe him to be a myth and don't realize who he truly is until after the fact when he has already left.
Anton has travelled and searched for about 6 years by now. And still he has found no sign of the colony he was separated from. They could be dead for all he knows, but nonetheless he's still not giving up.
The path of his search has now led him to the land of Grales. Coming here, Anton has no idea of the strife that is brewing within...