Advanced Character Profile Character Name:
Ribbon Adair [Adair means fortunate and powerful
Electromagnium of ElectriaAge and Date of Birth:
GC Hardcore EventsAppearance:
Skin pale as alabaster, eyes pea-green, soft pink lips, long, thick dark pick hair – these are Ribbon’s natural colors that can be compared to those of ordinary humanoids; where she differs from them are in the colors of her scales. These scales are start at either temple and grow back at an angle parallel to her pointed ears, going on for about four inches into her natural hairline. Hair does not grow under or around these hard plates, and they often make it difficult to groom her long locks, but she and others of her race, the Electromagnium of Electria, deal with it. Colors of these scales on her planet vary, but generally follow familial lines – her scales are a dusty pale yellow. She often dresses them up – the start of them, anyway – with ornamentation, like many Electromagnium girls; her favorite is a piece that looks like the eye of a peacock feather.
Electromagnium like herself are humanoid, and, beyond their stiff scales and pale complexion, they only differ from ordinary humans by having longer, pointed ears. These ears work in conjunction with the scales to receive and interpret EM messages.
Ribbon is of medium-tall height, but if you asked her
she was a shrimp. She enjoys all 5’7” of her body, but she does
wish she was just a little bit
taller. Back home she was pretty and she knew
it, but she couldn’t be, say, a model
if she were only 5’7”. So she wears heels. All the time. Everywhere. Even with pajamas. She’s a stylish girl who knows what she likes and how to accent her body; her favorite colors that she uses to bring out her eyes, her hair, and her scales, are various pinks, greys, and turquoises, with a small amount of brass thrown in to catch the eye. Her favorite outfit, pictured below, uses a half-shoulder turquoise mini-dress cinched at the waist with a light grey partial clasp-back corset, and then a thick belt over that
that connects in the front with a circular brass piece. The dress is complimented with thigh-high boots accented with pink designs on the toes, running lighter-grey designs in the leather running up the leg, and black feathers at the top, and an overcoat: light pink with darker pink lapels and exaggerated cuffs, ornamented with dark grey belt and designs. To top it all off, when travelling she tosses on a long grey scarf to knit all elements together and thinks herself quite
a catch. Personality:
Ribbon is many things; recent developments in her life have tested her, her mind has been changed and changed over again; she doesn’t have solid footing, she doesn’t have a plan for the future, and she doesn’t know exactly whom she can trust. Suffice it to say, at this point Ribbon’s personality depends on the situation. She can be moody as easily as she can be pleasant, adapting to her perceived surroundings, but some core characteristics remain, characteristics forged in childhood and tested in her recent past:
Duplicity: Ribbon has always
been a great liar, whether it was lying to cover up a mistake made as a child, or creating a fake situation and past in order to spin a web for gullible enemies. Ribbon defaults to lying to hide the truth. With every great lie comes a control over body language, projection of her voice, creating a backstory on the spot – Ribbon has all of her bases covered, and has had long years of practice growing up acting in school and community plays as a talented child star. She hadn’t tried out to be a movie star, but it was something she had been considering for her future.
Naivety: Despite the compulsion to lie to make herself look better, Ribbon, for some reason
, doesn’t believe others to be capable of the same. Whether she believes herself to be more intelligent or that she really is that gullible
, when talking with others it is her first instinct to believe them, and believe in
them. This can create conflicts – she tries to honor the person or people she has dedicated herself to recently, but when push comes to shove if she believes both parties to be right, she wouldn’t know what to do.
High Intelligence: Hand in hand with her tendency to lie is her ability to see through most situations, to come up with ideas and suggestions, and to use what she knows of a problem to come up with a solution. In school she was book-smart, in university she honed her mind by taking philosophical courses alongside humanities and histories; while she is not wise
as she has not had vast amounts of experience, she has high intelligence.
Obedient: Despite her intelligence, aligning itself with her naivety, Ribbon is rather obedient. When she aligns herself with a person in power, she follows their directions, believing that they are correct, and that she is helping them achieve their ultimate goals and dreams. In that
she uses her intelligence – she does not align herself to any charming person, it has to be one who believes what they preach, and what they preach needs to hold water against her mental scrutiny, but once they pass those tests and she has decided to follow them, she is an excellent soldier. The first person she aligned herself with was her Father; the second was a leader of an anti-trade party. The third was him
. While she has virtually separated herself from his influence, she is in a dangerous state as, without someone to follow, she doesn’t quite know how to conduct herself.
Romantic: Ribbon sees romance in practically everything
. She’s loyal so she would never
consider cheating on a chosen partner, but given the spare time, she could probably turn any scenario into a romantic date, or see hidden relationships (sometimes when no such hidden relationship exists…) She’s a hopeless romantic when she is given the space to be one.
Despite her past and current situation, however, Ribbon is not
a soldier. She reacts quickly and loudly when things go wrong, and gives into fear and panic. Any Unique Abilities/Skills:
Able to create beams of EM Radiation and shoot them out of her mouth. Her scales make the necessary vibrations and her uvula does the rest. Lower frequencies are easiest to create and maintain. She can also read/interpret lower frequencies – in school she and all other Electromagnium children were taught how to read/interpret radio signals like some children read/interpret Morse code. In the future, she will be able to sense and interpret IR radiation and be her own pair of IR Goggles
Also in the future, she will be able to create waves that are capable of healing her target through vibrating cells at a growth-inducing frequencies. History:
Ribbon was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her father is the president of a large trade-company on Electria and she was given the best chance at everything. The apple of his eye, she could do no wrong
according to him – and she adored him for it. She had to lie to fool her mother and their staff, but while they questioned her, he never
did. She got away with a lot, and in the process learned the value of lying, and loyalty. The only time she would get in trouble with her father was not following his directions, so obedience was woven throughout her early childhood. And while her mother was by far the primary person she had to sneak things past, the woman loved her dearly, and while she was not spoiled rotten, she was often given treats and surprises, and encouraged to think the best of everyone and believe stories as they were told.
Growing up, she was a popular little girl in school; she had great birthday parties and made quick friends with all other girls sharing similar social statuses. As she grew she got into theater, able to put her lies to work on stage for glory and admiration. She drank up the attention and worked hard to earn accolades; as years passed her skill grew, and as her body developed and she became beautiful, her self-esteem could be no higher. She wanted all things beautiful in life – she wanted to be a star, beloved by all. She wanted to walk into a public space and be recognized and loved by everyone in there; following such dreams, she attended open casting calls and hired an agent, but when she learned she had to start with commercials
in order to get anywhere, she practically quit on the spot. She wasn’t commercial
quality anymore – (she had posed for advertisements for her father’s company when she was younger
) she wouldn’t stoop so low! She wanted to start higher than just a face trying to sell you something on screen, and so she decided to further her education. She would spread her wings, and act in university plays, win contests, be seen by more and more people until she could break out in a real
In university, however, her life started to change. She still wanted to be an actress, but there she found more meaningful things to do with her life. She had her eyes open to concerns of others – her school had been private, attended only by other Electromagnium, and rich ones at that. Hearing about the atrocities that happened elsewhere on Electria started to anger her. She wanted to do more
. She wanted to help people, and so she joined a group who wanted to do just that, and found that her own father
was part of the reason why their world was the way that it was. She started to turn her back on him, and opened herself to that group’s leader, and all of his beautiful ideals.
While picketing outside her own father’s headquarters, or traveling off-site to industrialized moons, Ribbon was fierce and proud and knew exactly what to say to make people see things her way. In doing this, she attracted the attention of one other person…
He never gave her his name, despite how clever she was in asking, and, being a girl who practically always got what she asked for, this intrigued her. He was mysterious. He was handsome
, so beautiful that when she first laid eyes on him her heart felt like it would stop beating in her chest. He was magnetic – she was drawn to him in a way she had never been drawn to anything
before, and he was convincing. He told her all about the rest of the galaxy, and the problems that plagued all of their worlds. He told her of the injustice, of how many people were suffering, and how she
could help him change all of that. He was planning a revolution, and he wanted her to join him.
Of course she did. She was in love him, had practically fallen in love at first sight of him. Hearing of his goals and ambitions, of everything they would be fighting to stop, there was no other option she could conceive. She left home, followed him, helped him gather others to their cause. Sometimes he would leave her behind, but he would always come back for her. Finally it neared time; Ribbon had but to follow their plan, and the revolution would begin. He would be close by in case anything went wrong, but she would not let
it go wrong. She loved him, her dark secret, and she would fight for his cause.
She would fight against the Senshi that ruled the galaxy with an iron fist.Remnants:
This group was the most powerful of them all, and he had trusted her
with fooling them. She was to act the captive, the kidnapee that they would save, and while they were wasting time on his relativistic planet, operatives all across the galaxy would begin their part in freeing their worlds from the tyrannical rule of the Sailor Senshi. She would be part of history
– it was her deeds here that allowed this change to happen, and she would do her best to hold up her part of the bargain. She allowed Flax – she never cared much for Flax. He liked to scare her; he was creepy
– to tie her up, and sent out the signal towards Earth.
When the senshi arrived, they were not what she expected. She felt like she had managed to fool them all, despite having to try harder than originally anticipated, but then everything started to change – things went right, and then they went wrong
. The walls started taking people, the enemies did not notice or care if they came close to hitting her - How could she have trusted Flax?! He was actually trying to kill her
. Why wasn’t he
helping?! Her fear of the cold dark metal maze was intense, her fear of Flax’s monsters even greater, but… she was not alone. One little senshi stayed with her, helped her along despite the girls’ own fear, and, slowly, Sailor Nocturnus gained Ribbon’s trust.
As time went on and the maze stretched farther ahead of them, Ribbon was torn; she loved him
, and wanted him to succeed, but these senshi were not what she expected. They didn’t seem tyrannical at all; they just seemed like they wanted to help. They had never once asked what they wanted from her in exchange for saving her life. As they approached Blade’s room, she was suddenly teleported there to find that He had left, and they – she and Blade, now that Flax was dead – killed by Him…
the notion had bothered her deeply – were to kill the senshi to make sure they didn’t escape.
Ribbon was heartbroken at being left behind. She saw what these people could do, as did he
, but he had left her there regardless. She had to make him proud, had to prove to him that she was worthy of being by his side, maybe even helping him rule when this was all over, but in the end she couldn’t do it. With support from an unlikely ally, Sailor Leviathan, Ribbon bowed out of the fight, deciding to help them rather than fight them.
She escaped with them, though she knew doing so would be dangerous. The Senshi were dangerous, but he
was evenmoreso. Taking a step back, able to think better away from him, she started thinking of all the things he had done on other planets to convince others to join him, and how people changed when they were near him… she was afraid of him and what he meant. She was starting to see what had happened, how she had been manipulated, but even before the senshi started reporting that their planets were under attack she had had the notion that he would try something like that.Leviathan Core
- As the majority of the party dispersed to help Sailor Andromeda, only Leviathan and Shadow went to help Leviathan’s planet. Leviathan had been good to her, had backed her up, even defended her from the others when her loyalties and information were questioned. She wanted to help Leviathan, senshi or no, and so she called for a ship.
Landing on the planet, she felt at a bit of a disadvantage without senshi abilities, but she tried to do her best to aide them in their quest to save the planet Leviathan, sticking close to Nocturnus most of the time. She helped where she could in figuring out plans, but mostly stood back when it came to fighting - until the fight involving the Chaos Seed, wherein she dealt the final blow to their enemy, though at the time she did not know her blast would kill the other. At that point guilt was piling up from various sources - the dragon they had had to immobilize, the two group members who had been lost in the avalanche of rock caused by the sudden Earthquakes that rocked the planet thanks to the Chaos Seed taking away its planetary energy - group members they had to leave behind
for the sake of time, alone and unconscious under a mountain of rock, a fate that frightened her to her core, - and then killing someone
, but she continued on to the final battle, wherein the senshi had pledged to help free the dragonkin from the control of another, and it was only when this woman - known only as 'the clam' - reminded her of how precarious her situation was.
If it hadn't been for Nocturnus and Leviathan, she
would have been in a place similar to both the Eel and the Clam. She would be serving him
, and faithfully
. If he hadn't abandoned her to her fate on that planet, and if these senshi hadn't taken it upon themselves to forgive her, she would have been in a knock-down drag-out battle with them, and she... she could have died. She killed someone who had been in her situation - she killed
the Eel. She hadn't given her the opportunity she herself had been given, and even though, listening to the Clam, she felt like the Eel would be like the Clam in refusing the chance, she still felt terrible, and that was without the Clam's ominous words about what happened when people betrayed him
. The Clam would rather die
than betray him and face his ire, and Ribbon had done just that. She had betrayed him. What had she brought upon herself?
The Clam was also killed, and Leviathan went off on all of them for being monsters
, and being faced with everything she had done, she realized she was just that. She killed someone. She betrayed him
, and may well bring his wrath down upon not only herself, but her friends
for that insubordination. Her being near them may bring about terrible things. Overwhelmed, she ran away, only to be caught by Nocturnus and talked into staying.
As she ran away though, and as Nocturnus talked her into staying, one of his
Chaos Seeds had come into fruition on Enyalius's planet, and their true purpose revealed itself. Ribbon didn't dare voice what she thought about it - she felt it was obvious what he was doing: no matter whom he had recruited - Flax, Blade, the Eel, the Clam, countless others across thousands of planets, and herself - the senshi had overpowered them and destroyed them. Why wouldn't he seek his revenge and get a leg up? By turning one of their own, he gained a powerful subordinate and dealt them a painful blow. It was obvious, too, in why he chose to target this group, as they had been the ones to figure out the Maze, escaping a trap he had set for the Solar Senshi themselves: they would not be a waste of whatever went into making the seeds.
As they recuperated on Leviathan, and Achelois readied a team to go after Enyalius, she decided she would not join them. She was afraid to even mention it, but she had the feeling that he
would not be far from his new recruit, and she was not keen on facing him. ... but then, they should not face him yet, either. She was afraid for them - for Nocturnus, who insisted on going to try to get Enyalius back. She decided she would be leaving, but not for Enyalius. Keeping quiet, she readied her own ship, steeled her own nerves. She could do this.
She had to, to help them.
She followed them as they left, and turned, under the pretense of heading back to Charon Castle of the Solar System, and instead headed towards the center of the Galaxy. Other Noteworthy Facts:
Ribbon likes the color pink, gracious hosts and high manners, acting, singing (she’s not great
, but she’s not bad, either; with training she could be pretty good), charming men, and her privacy.
Ribbon dislikes chocolate (she pretends she’s allergic). Storyline Specific Information:
Ribbon was a key figure of the Hardcore Event Remnants
, she herself being one of the said ‘remnants’ within the maze. This is outlined in her History section.
Ribbon will be participating in the Hardcore Event: Leviathan Core
- Leviathan Core "Swimming" Attire:
n/a RP Sample: Their run had been pulse-pounding; when her partner stopped, Ribbon went to lean against a wall to catch her breath -- and immediately thought better of it. Instead she leaned over - very unladylike - and planted her hands on her knees, breathing in deeply as her heart continued to race. She wasn't cut out for this sort of thing! When Nocturnus spoke she quieted her breathing as best she could, and listened closely, closing her eyes. She opened her other senses, too, testing the air for other electromagnetic radiation signals, but she came up with nothing. She shook her head.But as she was shaking her head, she did hear footsteps coming up from behind them. "Nocturnus," she whispered, standing straight and turning towards the sound, preparing to run again.As the volume of the slow and steady footsteps increased, so did the panic that crept up Ribbon's spine. They were trapped. They could enter the room she had been held captive in, but there was nowhere to hide - the hallway beyond was pitch black and had taken people, so there was no going that way, and the hallway branching off to the east at the end of the path they stood on was completely unknown - there could be creatures there, creatures like the one that had jumped on Panacea. As she stared ahead, the memory of Panacea's fall - the way her outfit disappeared, how still she became, how her little fox trying to wake her up - replayed itself in Ribbon's mind and she shuddered - she couldn't go that way. She couldn't! What if something was up there, waiting for her?!They couldn't stay here.They couldn't move away.They were trapped. And still the footsteps came. Her heart was hammering in her chest, her breathing becoming quick and shallow, betraying her panic. She had to do something. As she sound rounded the corner, she opened her mouth, her eyes rolled back in her head, and her golden scales started to vibrate ---"It's me." That wasn't Flax's voice. Her scales stopped rippling."I need to set Kiyoko down so she can rest." She blinked, her pale green eyes refocusing; her mouth closed, and as she recognized Shadow and the fallen girl, she fell to her her knees and cried.