Yekaterina Karamazov Jan 2, 2018 17:17:23 GMT -8
Post by Yekaterina Karamazov on Jan 2, 2018 17:17:23 GMT -8
Tonfa- This weapon was given to her by a mysterious woman who appeared to Yekaterina in a snowstorm. It is a tonfa made of wood that resembles a modern police nightstick. It can be used for rapid strikes and blocking melee weapons. It can also be used to channel ice to perform a few special techniques.
Strelok- This is the name of a 9mm pistol given to her. It is based on the CZ75 and has a silver finish. Engraved on the slide is the phrase "Amat Victoria Praeparatio", which is Latin for "Victory loves preparation." The letters of the phrase glow blue when the weapon is gripped.
Like the tonfa, Strelok can channel her powers, thus enabling her to fire ice bullets which can deaden feeling in limbs like the target was exposed to cold weather. In addition to the numbing effect, the target can also suffer impact injury from where the bullets strike. It is capable of firing normal 9mm rounds.
Yekaterina has silver hair and gray eyes. She is slender and has a delicate appearance. She tends to keep her hair braided but sometimes lets it hang freely. When not wearing the school uniform, she favors simple blue or white clothing. She likes long sleeves and a long skirt, but when training she wears athletic apparel.
Yekaterina is confident and easygoing. She can get along with almost anyone. She is devoted to the school and her education. She can speak Russian and Japanese in addition to English, although the last language is spoken in a thick accent.
On the negative side, Yekaterina can turn her devotion into a weakness when she pushes herself too hard and comes close to burnout. She has difficulty sleeping and is easily awakened, frequently leaving her with insufficient sleep. Her self-reliance can leave her reluctant to ask for help when it is needed.
Yekaterina likes swimming and walking. She likes cats, especially fluffy breeds like Persians, Norwegian Forest Cats, or Siberians. She likes to collect books and magazines on world travel. She likes coffee, tea, soda, any drink with caffeine... on the stronger side, she likes an occasional drink of vodka. She does not care for hot weather because she was born and raised in cold climates and she sunburns easily. She likes almost any food except Spam... she absolutely loathes the canned abomination masquerading as meat.
Yekaterina's powers lie in weather manipulation, specifically creating snowstorms. She also has the power to create and manipulate ice. She possesses a high tolerance to cold temperatures; she can function normally where others would have suffered from frostbite and hypothermia or at least lowered coordination.
Aside from mastering her powers, Yekaterina's goal is to one day travel the world. when she was younger, her father showed her pictures of many famous manmade structures like the Great Pyramid, the Great Wall of China, The Parthenon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and more. She wants to see them all.
STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Confident- Yekaterina is confident in who and what she is. She has no doubts about her abilities and seldom gets discouraged in the face of adversity.
Devoted- Yekaterina is devoted to learning about and mastering her powers. She trains and studies every day and never misses class unless it is absolutely unavoidable. She is also devoted to the school and will defend it at all costs.
Easygoing- Yekaterina has a "live and let live" attitude. She goes with the flow. Unless they go out of their way to antagonize her, she can get along with almost anyone.
Devoted- Yekaterina is obsessed with mastering her powers. She trains every day and often pushes herself to the point of exhaustion. Since the Seito Institute is her only real chance at a normal life, she is seizing the chance and not letting go. She is afraid that the shadowy forces who threatened her father will come after her, so she must be ready to fight at any time.
Insomniac- Yekaterina has trouble sleeping. She is slow to go to sleep and quick to wake up. She has always been that way, but it has worsened ever since she got to Seito Institute. This is due to the fear of the Russian government coming after her again. Touching her while she is asleep is a good way to provoke a violent defensive response.
Self-Reliant- Yekaterina is self-reliant to a fault. She does not want to be seen as riding anyone's coattails to success, so she almost always trains and studies alone. Sometimes she needs a gentle reminder that it is acceptable to ask for help.
Yekaterina is the product of a union between a yuki-onna and a human male. Her father, an ex-Russian Army major named Vasily Karamazov, fell in love with a Japanese woman he met in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nine months later, a female baby was left behind on his doorstep. Since earlier that day he had been to the Hermitage Museum that was once a palace of Catherine the Great, he named the female child Yekaterina after the female monarch.
Yekaterina had silver hair and gray eyes, but that was not the strangest thing about her. No matter how cold it got, she never cried or showed pain. After a snowy winter day when an eight-year-old Yekaterina spent eight hours playing in the snow, her concerned father took her to a doctor. She showed no signs of hypothermia or frostbite... her body temperature was perfectly normal.
Puzzled, Vasily and Yekaterina kept that secret under wraps until one day when she was twelve years old. An icy day left a lot of icicles on the awning of their home and they had never gotten around to clearing them away. An errant soccer ball struck the awning, causing the icicles to rain down. Yekaterina instinctively reached out to stop them and they shattered well before impact.
Unfortunately for her, the public witnessed the event. One of the observers was a military scientist who reported his findings to a superior. Soon Vasily was visited by men in black who "requested" that he hand his daughter over to the government. He refused to give her up and instead used some contacts to flee the country with her, taking her to Japan. There Vasily found work as part of a search-and-rescue team for those who got lost in the snowy regions of Hokkaido and Yekaterina got to go to school with people who were ignorant of her secret.
One day when she was fourteen, Vasily found a brochure in their mailbox. It had information about an institute for people like Yekaterina, a place where they were not test subjects but were treated with dignity and respect and allowed to live normal lives. He was determined that she should go there to get the education that was denied to her in Russia. Yekaterina wanted to go into search-and-rescue in order to use her abilities to help others, but she eventually gave in to his wishes.
When traveling from Hokkaido, Yekaterina and Vasily ran into a snowstorm. While her father repaired the snowmobile, she met a mysterious woman who gifted her with two weapons. One was a tonfa and the other was a pistol. She was informed that both of them could be summoned at will and dispelled when they were not needed. Once the weapons were hers, the snowstorm ceased and the trip to the airport was lengthy but otherwise uneventful.
Once on Honshu, Yekaterina discovered the Seito Institute, where she found others like her. After a lengthy adjusting period she eventually found her place. Two years later she is in the middle of the pack and feels weak when compared to those with more impressive powers, but she is determined to catch up to her more experienced peers.
ONGOING MAJORS & MINORS
Ongoing Major: Weather Manipulation
Ongoing Minor: Geography
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