Character Name: Haruka Tenoh Gender: Female Age and Date of Birth: 18 / January 27th
Appearance: Haruka is often mistaken for a male because of her boyish appearance. She has very short, sandy blonde hair that just barely hangs into her eyes. Her irises reflect the color of the dark night sky, and she has a neutral complexion. Her face is rather charming, and she uses it to her advantage from time to time. She is the second tallest female alive, standing at a towering 5'9". She has a thin figure, but her body shape hides the great deal of muscle beneath. She wears mostly men's clothing, but Haruka will occasionally wear more feminine clothes. Most of the time, Haruka typically wears shorts, button-up shirts, t-shirts, jackets, and tennis shoes. As a Titan, Haruka's body becomes larger than most Titans. No where near as large as the Colossal Titan, but large all the same. Her muscles become larger, seeming to be pulling at her skin. The blonde hair she has as a human remains, and her human-like eyes are the only things signifying that she isn't a full-on Titan. Personality: Haruka is a very mature, yet slightly irresponsible, courageous person. She will do whatever it takes to complete the task at hand and protect those she loves. She is the kind of person who will never let her friends down, no matter what the cost. Haruka is also very strong, and she has been able to win many fights on strength alone. Many underestimate her abilities because she is a girl, and she has proved them wrong multiple times. Despite Haruka's chivalrous behavior, she also has the tendency to be very flirtatious and sometimes jealous. She will often flirt with Usagi, but she is also very protective over her partner, Michiru. Her duty always comes first, and Haruka will not let her own selfish dreams and goals get in the way of her job. This is partial to her being stubborn and headstrong. Haruka is very difficult to persuade when her mind is set on something, and this has caused trouble for her peers in the past. Sometimes her stubbornness is a good thing, and sometimes it's not. She has very big dreams to become a member of the Survey Corps and help protect her fellow citizens. She doesn't appreciate others getting in her way, and she will knock down anyone who dares to do so. This makes her come off as a bit cocky. When she wants to, Haruka can make herself very mysterious to others. Haruka is also very daring, and does wild things whenever the opportunity arises. When push comes to shove, Haruka drops her strong-willed, determined personality and becomes a very caring, compassionate person with deep thoughts and beautiful moral values. Any Unique Abilities/Skills: She doesn't know it yet, but Haruka has the ability to transform into a Titan. She is very physically superior, able to run faster than others her age and achieve difficult physical feats.
History: Haruka grew up in a small home in Shiganshina district, an area behind Wall Maria but in front of Wall Rose. Both her mother and father lived with her and took care of her, and she grew up an only child. Her mother stayed at home, cooking and cleaning and caring for her, while her father was one of the few doctors in the district. Ever since she first saw them returning home from an expedition, Haruka dreamed of becoming a member of the Survey Corps - an elite group that specialized in the reclaiming of human territory from the Titans. She hates being confined by the walls, and hates that everyone around her cowers from the Titans. Haruka wants freedom, and that's why she's so eager to be a part of the Survey Corps. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, Haruka spent most of her time picking fights and making herself stronger. She would constantly go on runs through the district, making obstacles out of things that really shouldn't be messed with, and challenging her physical limits. Over the years, she became faster, stronger, and more agile. Her reflexes were insanely sharp, and the other children in her district began to notice. Most of them went to Haruka when they needed help with bullying or something along those lines. Despite her physical prowess, Haruka paid no attention to her education. The little schooling she received went in one ear and out the other. If she was going to be in the Survey Corps, why did she need an education? Around the time of her rebellious phase, Haruka met Michiru. On her way home from a trip to the market, Haruka heard what sounded like bullying come from a nearby alley. Upon inspection, Haruka found two guys her age ganging up on a girl with vivid, aquamarine hair. Not wasting a second, Haruka yelled at the guys, and upon seeing her, they both ran for their lives. From that moment on, Haruka and Michiru became friends. Soon after Haruka turned eighteen, Wall Maria was breached. She remembers the moment vividly - how the Titan broke the wall so easily, how its eyes were so large and hungry, how its face was expressionless yet angry at the same time. And the size. She had heard countless stories of Titans who were as big as the government building, but this Titan was bigger than the wall. Never had so much fear racked Haruka's body than in the moment she met the Colossal Titan face-to-face. Fear, and rage. Everyone ran in the opposite direction, away from the wall, and as close to Wall Rose as they could get. Haruka ran with them, helping any small children she came across get to their parents. But instead of going to Wall Rose, she went straight for her home. She had to get her parents and make sure they were alright. She had forgotten her father left for business, and had yet to return. Her mother was home all alone, and the Titans were flooding the district. To Haruka's shock, her home was in ruins, the wooden beams and support systems all destroyed and scattered around the ground. She looked frantically for her mother, and finally spotted her buried beneath a large wooden pillar. Haruka pulled and pulled, but there was no way she could get her mother out. And of course, that was when a Titan showed up. Its face, so greedy and excited and hungry and evil, got closer and closer. Haruka's mother screamed for her to run, to escape while she still could, but Haruka couldn't do it. She yelled and she cried and she pulled at her mother, desperately trying to save her. That was when Michiru appeared. With a strong grip and a stern gaze, Michiru grabbed Haruka by the arm and yanked her away from her mother. As they ran, Haruka couldn't stop herself from looking back, and seeing her screaming mother being bit in half. Her life had turned for the worst so quickly, and Haruka was angry. She wanted revenge, and she was going to get it. Other Noteworthy Facts: None.
Storyline Specific Information: Wings of Freedom - Shortly following the brutal death of her mother, Haruka and her unknown companion (Michiru) run to the safety of Wall Maria, where they will begin their ascension to becoming members of the Survey Corps.
Source: Appearance and Personality taken from here.
Weapons: Vertical Maneuvering Equipment - This equipment was developed by humans to aid in the defeat of Titans in combat. It enables the user to fight in a 3-D space instead of a 2-D space. It is worn as a body harness. It enables tremendous mobility, but it also requires a lot of strength and skill to operate.
RP Sample: She couldn't get its eyes out of her head.
Haruka was running for her life, desperately trying to escape the incoming flow of Titans, and she couldn't focus on anything but the look of the Titan's eyes as he stared through to her soul.
Hot tears of fear pricked at her eyes, and Haruka blinked them away as she leaped over a vendor cart that had been turned over in the chaos. She followed the flow of running citizens, trying to drown out the cries of fear and anguish as people all around were being devoured.
This was a nightmare. None of this was real.
Haruka tried to convince herself that this was all just her imagination, that everything would be over when she opened her eyes. But judging by the bruising pain she felt every time she bumped into another person, she knew this wasn't a dream.
This was all real. Wall Maria was breached, and everyone was dying. And she needed to get home.
Haruka pushed back her fear, shoving it as far down her throat as she could, and turned the corner. She had to be brave and strong.
She had to channel her adrenaline and find her mom.
Siggie by Princess Moon Diana's Munchkin Sailor Mercury's BrainTwin Mentor of Princess Moon, LadyNeptune, and mercury_viola_rhapsody
Trying to be the light in this broken world we call home.