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Aoife Ridire
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:17:38 PM »
CHARACTER

Name: Aoife Ridire

Age: 19

Species and Gender: Female Cat Faunus.

Symbol:  Symbol of a cat afire, with flames representing the body.
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Occupation: Second Year Beacon Student

Appearance: Adorned in loose fitting attire and with small shoulder pauldrons, the Faunus would have no ears, instead their main visual traits being having sharpened teeth which has led to a more carnivorous diet, and a platinum blonde tail. As for her face, she has platinum blonde hair down to her collarbone which cuts off into a reddish hue the further it goes down. She has grey eyes and has a tendency towards wearing makeup, such as lipstick and blush.
For Combat attire, Aoife wears light pieces of plate which are held in place with gravity dust, which can be turned off and on so that it acts like proverbial Velcro (which is rather wasteful, not that Aoife has particularly cared about), letting them easily be applied or removed. She's otherwise 5'9" and around 140 Pounds

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History: Born to a human and a Faunus. Her father was an Atlesian soldier who was saved by a Faunus Huntress named Alyssa from Vacuo. The start of what would be a brief relationship, her mother moved to the Kingdom of Atlas following the birth of Aoife, though would move away from her former partner while she was four years old. Because of the split, Aoife drifted towards her mother and her profession. While not encouraged by the various childminders who would cover whenever Alyssa had to leave the area for periods of time on Huntress duties. However, despite this for her sixth birthday she had her aura unlocked by Alyssa both as a birthday present, and as a way to cut medical costs due to the many accidents she would get in leading to various minor wounds, such as cutting herself on sharp knives as she pretended they were swords.
Considering her aura both a new toy and the number one tool of a huntsman, she’d spend as much time both learning from books, asking questions about, and checking online for information on aura to that she became rather efficient with its usage. This would luckily save her life when she was ten. After a ‘confrontation’ with the most recent of the minders, she ran out of the house towards the snowy wastes. Not dressed for the weather, it was only via the discovery of her semblance that kept her warm until she could be rescued, with trees being burnt down to create smoke to signal local authorities.
 It was at this point that she was then transferred to a Hunters academy where she started learning to become a proper Huntsman after the event. While initially done at Atlas, after three years she was transferred to Signal Academy after her mother moved them down to Vale. Discovering more information on Dust while in Vale, Aoife struggled to catch up to other individuals with knowledge to that effect and never got around to making a specific ranged weapon, instead relying on her Semblance and what dust abilities she could manage to scrape through the Beacon Application.
Since joining Beacon, she has still struggled with the aspect of Ranged weaponry, predominantly focusing on maximizing the usage of her spear, her semblance, and what dust she uses, which with her other teammates being more towards close range, it will likely go well in full team vs team duels.

Personality: Personality wise, she can be a bit of an ass. Swinging from bubbly and asking twenty questions, to antagonistic and using what information she knows on a person to belittle them. While this doesn’t extend to authority figures, or the presence of them. She’s more than willing to remember a slight even if it is relatively minor. Acting on it however, depends on her mood, ignoring perceived betrayals for weeks on end until bringing it up when she feels like it.  However, if she becomes friends with someone she can be quite doting, regularly spending money, time and breath on just making sure they're okay, fed, and have entertainment. However, even with her friends her anger can be very close to the surface. She can give insults but can't take them which is a concern for her teammates or anyone nearby her, and is generally agitable. In Combat, this apparent innate need to pick apart people comes to the forefront. Using the Spear to an advantage, she chiefly aims to strike out lethally at vulnerable points on her opponents. However if angered, this pointed and almost strategic form of combat will break down to just trying to win the fight via teeth and flame, sometimes going over the top just to ensure she has won and everyone and thing knows it.

Aura and Semblance: Phoenix Flame: Aoife’s semblance would be her ability to spontaneously combust and manipulate the aura based fire. These flames can only spawn on her body, though can be manipulated for various uses such as being projected in a flamethrower-esque way, permitted it is still connected to herself. When used in this way, it is akin to a cone with a range of fifteen metres. Temperature Wise the flames come to around that of a rich fuel Bunsen Burner (900C at its strongest).
Other than for offensive strikes, she can use it defensively to a degree. Chiefly through creating her own flames to redirect prolonged fire. However, explosions or other sudden bursts of flame are far from her ability to control, having to avoid them or otherwise neutralize with dust. Other than this, it has a natural counter in the form of water or ice which will turn her flames into steam upon combat, meaning she has to put more aura into the same attack and can cause her to drain herself of all her aura if she comes against a concentrated wall of water.

Combat Behavior:  Aoife’s an extremely aggressive fighter. Due to a lack of ranged weaponry, her only choice is to go straight at the enemy or to get in a medium to close range so that her weapon and semblance can be effective. On top of this, while she has the natural advantages which come with being a cat faunus, mainly being reflexes and night vision, she chiefly has trained in her agility, stamina and aura as opposed to a more rounded regimen so that she can reach her targets fairly quickly, keep moving for longer, and to use her semblance a fair amount as opposed to taking damage, performing spectacles with dust or just hitting the enemy really hard. As can be inferred, she hasn’t trained towards getting hit, or towards a strength competition and as such, she uses more aura when defending against damage compared to the average individual, and has to rely on her spear & momentum to avoid damage otherwise she can be knocked back, prone or otherwise manhandled if forced into a corner. On top of this, she lacks any form of proper hand to hand combat training so if she is  disarmed of both spear and gauntlet, her hand to hand is sub-par to say the least, akin to an untrained individual trying to go up against a trained martial artist.  As mentioned under personality, Aoife can hit two
spectrum's rather easily. Either overly arrogant of her self assured victory and missing a crucial strike by just being haughty, or flying into a fury when angered, where she forgoes strategy or tactics to simply smash and burn the enemy into the ground. This tends to leave her vulnerable and without spending time on defending, while also being a major drain on her aura due to excessive usage of her semblance.  Against Armoured opponents Aoife can struggle with as well. The spear is not particularly effective at piercing through plate and instead she has to focus on joints and gaps in the armour, which can significantly lower the amount of areas to defend against.

WEAPON

Name: Love’s Bite.

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Primary Form: Predominantly the form of a spear, Love’s bite refers to both the Spear weapon and a pair of gauntlets which are worn in tandem with the spear. It is predominantly covered in a blue cloth to help with grip, and the inside of the spear has gravity dust At the bottom of the spear by the pommel is a dust injection system, so that types of dust can be switched out and replaced. The Gauntlets would appear to be little more than hardened leather, however they would have a switch on the side of each which connects to gravity dust within the gauntlets. The main reason for this is so that when activated, the pair are attracted and return to each other, the main usage of this being after she has thrown the spear or been disarmed and needing to regain her only weapon. Its full length is six feet long, and is designed to be used with two hands.

Secondary Form: The second form for Love’s bite is that the spear can segment to act like a mixed three section staff and a flail. It is extremely flexible, and can extend or bend easily thanks to the chains holding the handle segments together. The speartip acts as its own section allowing for a bladed side to be used in combat. The pommel also disconnects, leaving a second side with a blunt instrument to bludgeon enemy Grimm with. With the addition of the chains increasing the size, it's still effective range is a mere eight to ten feet, nothing compared to a gun.

Tertiary Form: There is no third form, other than using the Spear as a Javelin. Though there is no appearance change for this.

Dust Functions: The spear has multiple dust usages, however they are predominantly melee enhancement, and are listed below.
Gravity: The only dust function to include the Gauntlet. Both the spear and Gauntlet have a set of connected buttons which when both are 'active' (a flicked switch on the shaft, and an internal trigger in the gauntlet) it is used predominantly to return the spear to the gauntlets. while initially made so that she could readily get her spear after throwing it, a side usage would be that she can use the gravity dust to pull other objects towards the gauntlet, though it is easily resisted by another person or Grimm.
Electricity: The spear gains a static shock with its attacks which can cause brief stuns if a strong hit is taken.
Fire: While her semblance enables her to use fire almost at will, the dust is used to increase the efficiency of the flames by requiring less aura to produce more flame, often using it as her main choice so it can augment her semblance.
Earth: The last of the the dust choices. Focused on the tip of the spear, on contact with either the ground or another object, it will generate a small amount of spiked stone to act either as a localized area of effect, or to slow down and eventually disable an enemy.

History: Created during her time at Signal, it is the second version after the destruction of the first during a sparring battle. It is her favourite weapon to date, though as it compases of a choice between two it is an easy choice.



« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 09:53:57 AM by Frankenstein Joe »

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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 04:20:37 AM »
So you are quite an experienced user so I do feel obligated to say that the moderating team would appreciate a little more detail in the character, specifically in regards to the personality. This is not only for you to make sure you have a clear idea of what Aoife does but also for others wanting to incorporate her into activities and trying to find mutual threads to draw upon.

There are a few small wording issues like you seem to say that Aoife doesn't have any ears when I assume you mean she doesn't have cat ears and the like.  The gauntlets sucking the spear back would also suck a whole bunch of other things as well, that would have combat implications.

On to balancing issues controlling the flames which someone else is using against Aoife isn't going to be allowed. More weaknesses would be appreciated as being worse when disarmed is pretty universal.

Also, armour plating being held in place by gravity dust sounds really wasteful.
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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 06:15:58 PM »
Suitably flat. 10/10

Needs some mention about how hot the flames usually are, G1/10

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flamethrower eske flamethrow-esque

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Yeah, a bit more detail here and there, and Aoife will make it back before Fayza mark 2.

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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »
Added changes (Sorry for taking about several years.) :D Additions are to Personality, Semblance & Combat Behavior. I also added about the Ears. (As while it would be absolutely edgy for her to have no ears at all, it was more me writing it up while distracted XD)
If there's anything I've managed to mess up with the additions, go ahead and shout at me. I've not made a character since 2017 or so, and I am exceptionally rusty. :D

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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 01:40:14 AM »
OK, so the last issue is that Aofie is pretty underweight if you want that that is fine but because it's not mentioned anywhere I wanted to make sure you knew.
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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:54:18 AM »
Yeah. Scrawny Aoife is somewhat intended. Though did bump it up as it was a bit more than I was originally thinking (Damn you Imperial System xD)  :)

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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 04:03:43 PM »
OK +1, good job
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Re: Aoife Ridire
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 08:49:06 AM »
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Wisteria Lockheart - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Don't make me throw a book at you"
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Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
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