Akari Takahashi [WIP] Jun 17, 2020 20:47:51 GMT
Post by Zero on Jun 17, 2020 20:47:51 GMT
Name: Akari Takahashi
Weight: 125 lbs
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Birth Date: June 6th
Birth Place: Odaiba, Japan
- Exceptionally condescending - your ego is not safe
- Athletic (can run in heels; do not dispute this)
- Basic provisions
- Mysterious cloth
- Old family photo
Disaffected and cruel, Akari is not the 'get along' type. Her demeanour is akin to a predacious animal; she will quietly observe those around her until it is time to strike. She does so with great efficiency - Akari is known for her cunning, her manipulative manner, and her ability to tear people down. For reasons unknown, her distrust of others runs deep. She relies exclusively on her partner, preferring to shun anyone who makes an attempt to get close to her.
In general, she has little space for positive emotion. She is usually stern, emotionless, and has a manner of speaking that is characteristically (and sometimes painfully) condescending. One might say she has the defensiveness of someone who has been burned too many times, although this is unconfirmed. Her refusal to open up often leaves her numb to the world and noticeably lacking in empathy. That said, Akari is not known for her silence. She has the tendency to be quite verbose. In many ways, she resembles a cartoon villain: hopelessly arrogant, opportunistic, and prone to monologuing.
Despite her apathetic appearance and general villainy, she has a stern code of ethics that she abides without fail. She is absolutely unshakeable when it comes to her (at times, abhorrent) beliefs. In some ways, she feels it is her duty to 'correct' the universe so that it may function in a way that benefits her and the simpletons around her.
Akari takes a lot of pride in her aesthetic. She is well kept, slim, and wouldn't be caught dead without makeup. Her angular face and pale grey eyes have an almost angelic quality to them, despite the fact that she is anything but. Akari's wispy blonde hair is always neatly tied in a pair of buns and adorned with a pair of (undoubtedly ironic) goggles. She has a noticeably toned physique - one she does not shy away from. Her typical attire consists of a striped mock-neck tee and a pair of fluorescent nylon pants. She is rarely seen without a pair of longline fingerless gloves and a signature pair of black sock-boots.
Born into mediocrity, Akari was never destined for greatness in the Real World. Like many others who would eventually be graced with the pathway to the Digital World, however, her destiny was never set in stone. Akari grew up in a large apartment complex with modest accommodations and a boring, typical lifestyle. Her parents were perhaps stereotypically overworked, spending many long hours at the office to provide fo her. Such circumstances meant she was fairly self-sufficient at a young age but generally unguided. She wasn't particularly bright or attentive at school, preferring instead to occupy her headspace with silly drawings and imaginative scenarios. Her loneliness spurred an overactive imagination which tended, in turn, to drive others away. Akari was categorically a 'nerd' until she (forcefully) scrubbed that label from her backstory.
As she grew older, Akari seemed to drift further and further from reality. Though her teens brought her a new vivacity for life - and fresh motivation - her desires began to twist. She grew ambitious and houghty. High school wrought a fresh thirst for popularity and influence; she could no longer handle the life of a loner. A loser. A nerd. She would shed those labels at any cost, sometimes willing to ditch those that were sympathetic for those who actively sought to tear her down. At some point or other, she decided to take the opposite approach and become the ruthless influencer she was always meant to be. She began to immerse herself in gossip, spread rumours, and start fights. She became obsessed with her appearance. With clout. Everything had to be manicured. Everything had to be different from before. Akari became known for her sway in sports and student council. She preyed on the boys in her school and was never seen without a male counterpart. Though she wasn't particularly athletically gifted, she began to form relationships with richer students and those with proverbial power as well. In her own right, she was a force to be reckoned with.
The loner-dreamer shed her skin, revealing the attention-grabbing Queen Bee beneath.
Of course, she couldn't rule high school forever. Eventually, her reign of error would come to an end. So she clamoured for power in college, where she majored in political science. She debated. She caused a ruckus in class. She fought tooth and nail for every grade she now (apparently) cared about. How else would she be heard? How else would she finally win her Mom and Dad's affection? By having it all, earned by her hard work and that alone.
Like everything, life decided to throw this ambitious, cutthroat girl a curve ball. One day, she would be late to the Shibuya train station as she pursued her first job as a politician's assistant. Her briefcase would spill and she would end up somewhere she didn't belong...