OOC: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/paranoid-illusions-ooc-signups.58849/ Character List (For quick reference): Norman Ebayan (Razilin): Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Norman Ebayan Age: 40 Height: Shorter than average male (5'7") Weight: Average (145 lb.) Build: Lean Personality: Clinical and detached, with a jaded attitude toward most things. When confronted by a stressful situation, he becomes very analytical and cold and will do nearly anything, whether it be nefarious or pleasant, to keep himself alive or ahead of the curve in such as situation. Brief Backstory: Norman is an insurance investigator, employed by a firm that works in major corporations. The task of finding holes in people's stories in order to bilk insurance claims leaves him jaded, but also leaves him rather gifted in the field of discerning truth from lie as well as collating various data to find the truth within. His most recent assignment is to investigate the disappearances in Japan, as several insurance claims have been filed toward his corporation for emotional and property-related damages. Norman is not expecting much in this case. To him, its another day on the job. Much of his cynicism comes from his job, but it began after the death of his wife five years ago. She was a successful, intelligent, and beautiful physician who inspired him to becomes the best at his own profession. He would take on the most challenging assignments and succeed no matter the cost, thus skyrocketing his career in terms of promotions. Many friends and acquaintances were thrown under the proverbial bus in his warpath to success, however. After his wife passed away from cancer, he became withdrawn into his work, which he began to lose passion for. Physical advantages: Relatively fit, but neither glaringly strong or agile. Physical disadvantages: Neither glaringly strong or agile. Learnt/practised skills: General computer use, investigation (insofar as collating paper and electronic data, not forensics), excellent observational skills, can reliably detect truth from lie by watching people. He also studies physics, mathematics, and chemistry on the side as a hobby. Psychological Disadvantage: Depression from losing his wife, manifesting in a withdrawn and callous demeanor, general cynicism, and a hidden sense of misanthropy (which in turn manifests as being coldly analytical when in a stress situation). Other factors into his psychological disadvantage is his fear of being alone, which is already starting with the death of his wife, and only made worse by his tendency to step over people in order to benefit himself. Mental Stability: If a normal psyche is rated at a 1 and Batman's Joker is rated a 10, he sits at a 7. His highest point in life was his marriage and his subsequent rise in his career. However, the things he did to make it that far in his job snowballed into severing most of his friendships, capped off by the death of his wife. At the start of the story, he has few close acquaintances, no meaningful family, and no professional allies. While he does not realize it yet, he is already at the state he desperately fears: being alone. Greatest fears: Being Alone Interests and related things: Chemistry, physics, mathematics Inspiring figure: His deceased wife, whose success in her profession as a physician made him want to push himself in his own career. Most common theme of nightmares: Wandering alone in his own house, only to hear his wife asking him to join her. Commonly, apparitions of friends and acquaintances he has betrayed or other relationships that he has severed in order to advance in his career show up in his nightmares. How often their dreams are "lucid": He never knows he is dreaming while in his dream, but when he wakes up they leave him very perturbed afterward. Common responses to danger, or strange situations: When a stressor is present, he becomes coldly analytical and willing to take unpleasant or even nefarious actions if they will benefit him or improve his chances of success or survival. This includes throwing someone under the bus in order to obtain a promotion, choose escape over saving an ally if it means saving his own skin, or instructing an ally to tank a hit if it means he can strike an enemy’s weakness safely. Sometimes, this analytical mindset provides himself and his allies a mutually beneficial outcome through superior strategy; more often than not, however, it usually leaves him on top of someone he just stepped over. Yami / Hikari Miyamoto (me) Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Family name: Miyamoto Given name: Yami Appearance: Age: 19 Height: Quite significantly shorter than average. Weight: Again, below average. Build: Barely any of her is fat. But then again, there is barely any of her. Personality: Yami is quiet and reclusive. This is quite possibly due to her condition, which meant that she was unable to go outside on a sunny day without wearing something to cover her skin. This became a habit and she now wears her black hoodie almost constantly. She has adopted it as part of her own character and it is perhaps one of the reasons she feels able to hide from conversations. To compensate for her lack of social skills, she developed a very good brain, and she is able to logically think thing through quite successfully. Upon encountering something she couldn't comprehend, she would most likely be stunned for some time, brooding over a scientific explanation. While she favours doing this, she does enjoy supernatural stories and occasionally would like to believe that illogical things can exist. Brief Backstory: (I know i should put something here, given its my own RP and all, but I cba :P) Physical advantages: She has a very low presence and as long as theres someone making a bigger fool of themselves than her, she usually gets away unseen. Physical disadvantages: She has very little physical strength and endurance, and her perfect eyesight is very vulnerable to intense light. Learnt/practised skills: She is a somewhat talented cook, and is also quite good at persuasion (when she speaks, which is rare.) She knows the theory behind katana wielding, however, has never had an opportunity to put it into practice. Psychological disadvantage: Yami has a very interesting and peculiar condition. It could be seen as a form of multiple personality disorder, however, it is more detailed than the usual type. She has a hard time explaining it, so uses the concept of souls to explain it. The idea is that it is as if the one body is inhabited by two seperate but linked consciences, or "souls". In addition, the two are both fully aware of what is going on around them however, only one conscience is able to control the body at a time. Every 3 hours or so, some phenomenon occurs inside their brain that attempts to force the switching of whoever is in control, however, if one does not want the other to gain control or does not want control themselves then they are able to attempt to prevent the phenomenon from taking place, as if a battle of the wills. The first personality is the one considered the "real" person, while the second is considered to be a peculiar form of bipolarity, at least by those who don't properly comprehend it. The second was nicknamed "Hikari", as it means almost the exact opposite of Yami. Hikari is a less dominating person, and is often content simply observing what Yami does, however, occasionally she does take control. She is much more volatile and unpredictable than Yami. It is as if the isolated background manifested as reclusiveness in Yami but as anger and slight sociopathy in Hikari. Despite this, they don't dislike each other and rarely disapprove of what the other does while in control. Mental Stability: This is a complex topic when it comes to Yami and Hikari. Yami is relatively stable, as far as predictability goes. She isn't the kind of person who would fly off the handle or do something out of character out of confusion. Hikari is less stable, and much more sociopathic. She perhaps verges on sadism too, and would go completely out of control if she were to obtain a way to gain power over others, specifically in the form of control. She would only find it interesting if it were manipulative control however, explaining why she doesn't usually take control of the body much. Furthermore, the phenomenon that causes the switch can be forced, so there is no telling when she might invert personalities. Greatest fears: Both Yami and Hikari fear the same things, despite their gap in personality. First, and foremost, they have a strong phobia of being exposed to something they cannot explain, even when taking into account supernatural ideas. Secondly, they both fear being trapped in a space filled with many people, especially if there are many conversations going on and merging into one blur of noise. Thirdly, like all normal people, they both fear spiders. Interests and related things: Yami and Hikari share interests almost as much as fears. They both enjoy literature, particularly books that involve strange fantasy-style fiction, and ancient cultures. This probably stems from their fascination with the supernatural, and ancient culture's abundance of supernatural philosophies and creatures. Most common theme of nightmares: Yami/Hikari share a nightmare than occurs quite frequently. One in four of their nightmares will be a variation of it. It involves a huge, victorian-style mansion. In particular, a huge victorian style mansion that is on fire. Each time they have the nightmare, each of them are seeing it from different points of view from both each other and the viewpoints they saw it from the last time they were there. It is also incredibly realistic, even down to feeling the searing heat. How often their dreams are "lucid": Yami/Hikari's dreams are almost always lucid, however, it is questionable whether or not they are actually dreams. Many of them involve the two of them in some kind of situation. Lucid dreams are also the only time when Yami and Hikari can talk to each other. They have developed ways of communicating outside of them, but it requires the repetitive swapping of control, a pen, and a pad of paper. Given the control swapping is somewhat tiring they tend to use this method very little. They tend to get on very well, even though they are both psychologically disturbed, and they are forced to be bystanders even when they don't want to be. This is probably because they share the same problems and they understand each other better than anyone else ever could. Common responses to danger, or strange situations: If Yami is in control, she will probably fall silent and desperately try to figure out how the situation can be explained. Unfortunately, this means she often lacks the natural flight response and gets herself into danger more often than is healthy. On the other hand, Hikari is able to maintain a certain amount of common sense, and will usually deal with the situation at hand before later pondering over what it could have been, probably while Yami is in control so she doesn't have to waste brainpower keeping the body in check. Leo Vogel (Caligari) Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Family name: Vogel Given name: Leo Other names: / Appearance: Age: 28 Height: above average, but only slightly Weight: above average Build: muscular with a slight beer gut Personality: Leo is someone who prefers to keep both people and things at a distance and as such takes great care in seeming carefree, that said the things he does openly care for he protects with teeth, nail and claw. He is also not one to start a conversation or take any of the first steps unless it revolves around work, hell, even if someone else has the courage to approach him in his off time he still remains distant and cold. The reason he does this is because he is analysing the one who approached him, checking their intelligence and placing great interest in their choice of words and actions. To make matters worse he often overthinks the actions of another which more than often leads to an stupid conflict. When placed in stressfull situations he will lock himself off from the outside world preferring to keep his problems his own. If faced with the illogical he will try to prove it wrong or give it a logical explenation, when that fails he will accept it and research it as an isolated incident before seeing how far this new "logic" goes. Brief Backstory: In his youth he was more often than not faced with a father who couldn't handle two glasses of wine, yet still decided almost every night that one bottle minimum was a good quantity. Sadly, he was also a violent drunk who blamed all his problems on Leo and would show his disdain to the boy through fits of rage and violence. Before Leo turned twelve he had grown used to the taste of blood and all the different feelings of pain. I'll save you a description of the sound of a child's bone snapping or how breathing sounds when a rib has punctured a lung. When his father was done with him, his mother would come in to justify his actions, Leo could not tell you how often he heard the excuse "he had a stressful day". What she failed to realise was the little fact that the entire world had a stressful day, it was called life. By the time he turned eighteen he moved out of the house and started living with a friend whom he considered to be more of a brother than anything else, a friend who showed his loyalty time and time again when Leo's father dared to show up drunk demanding to see him for a beating and both he and Leo dragged his ass onto the street for some well deserved street justice. Oddly enough Leo's father came back for more until Leo lost count, he admits enjoying his well earned revenge every time. Because he could never trust the person everyone should trust the most, their father, he nurtured trust issues over the years and besides having difficulties creating friends he also could not remain in a romantic relationship for long, breaking up without good reasons after no more than a month or two. What was worse was the fact that his father's actions forced him to believe he was unworthy to live and whenever he got depressed, which was often as he had a tendency to review his life and make big deals out even the smallest mistakes he may have made, he would come dangerously close to killing himself. From time to time it got so bad they were forced to place him in mental hospitals, something that didn't really help his case as he is very accustomed to both his freedom... and the capability to wear shoes. (Shoelaces aren't allowed in the suicide wing of mental hospitals). Over time Leo would stumble from job to job until eventually he started working as a freelance journalist. It didn't pay an amazing amount, but it kept him busy and it allowed him to make his payments each month. He is specialised in war coverage and other high-risk fields of journalism. Despite the fact his job takes him miles away for extended periods of time, he could always count on his friends to be there when he got back. He has been sent to the location at hand to cover and record the events that both happened and are happening and he does not like doing half work. Physical advantages: he is quite strong and has a mean right punch, he also has some well trained leg muscles and can deliver quite the kick. Physical disadvantages: besides the beer gut he has had several of his ligaments torn over the years as well as his fair share of broken bones. Injuries such as that tend to linger and when placed under long durations of stress they will begin to ache and hurt, hindering his movements and hurting him in the process. Learnt/practised skills: lockpicking, stealth, parcour, street fighting, minor mechanical skills and observation. Psychological disadvantage: He is suicidal and has an alcohol problem which stems from his suicidal tendencies. It is also the reason he accepts high-risk assignments and doesn't do half work, often choosing to stay in warzones longer than necessary. On some nights in which he is more depressed than others he starts to speak to himself, even going as far as arguing, trying to convince himself to simply end it all the while giving reasons not to. Mental Stability: He is not one to flinch or turn away from horrors afflicted upon others, besides his friends, but when faced with his past he is more likely to snap in either violent or depressing manners depending on what he is faced with. Greatest fears: captivity, loneliness and hurting those he cares for. Interests and related things: he has a distinct love for 1950's style which includes but is not limited to: fashion, armaments, vehicles, movies, grammar,... other than that he is quite enticed with alcohol and ancient history specifically Roman history. Inspiring figure: Witold Pilecki Most common theme of nightmares: Abandoned by or hurthing those he cares for How often their dreams are "lucid": Quite often, but he does whatever it takes to avoid such a thing for it unnerves him to a degree. Common responses to danger, or strange situations: When placed in a situation that endangers his wellbeing, he will fight or flight, more often than not preferring to fight instead of flight. however, he is no idiot and if the situation seems out of his league he will run until he has either escaped or found a way to turn the tables and give him an advantage to fight yet again. Eglantine Aeryn Kirijo (Namora) Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler EGLANTINE Aeryn KIRIJO "...What in the name of holy hell were my parents thinking" "Aeryn" - Her middle name, as well as what she insists on being called if not her last name (Kirijo). As a child she never really minded her name, however she learned quickly in elementary that her name was among the more peculiar and was therefore deemed bully-worthy. She got sick of it soon enough and changed it in the only way she knew how. "Sheer-luck/Miss Holmes" - Pretty obvious. Aeryn is a detective, Sherlock Holmes is a revered figure of her profession. This is namely a reference to her shocking success in cases that she is assigned to. Some bitter co-workers shrug it off as luck. "Eggie" - A shortened and--to Aeryn-- condescending nickname that she loathes. If called it she will give you one warning, after that... you will be injured, and she will ensure whatever befalls you looks like an accident. If you want to get on her bad side and make an enemy in a millisecond, this is the way to do it. || Age - Twenty-Six || Gender - Female || Height - Average || Weight - Above Average || Build - Athletic || ⊱ A P P E A R A N C E ⊰ "Asian dad, white mom. I am the result." Aeryn began as something of an ugly duckling, her high cheekbones, plump curved lips and heart sharped face, though lovely, did not seem to compliment each other overly well in her early youth. The girls sharp chin stuck out in an unattractive manner until she was about fifteen, that was when she truly grew into her features and added a chest--small as it is-- and hips to her rather willowy thin frame. Now the dark haired girl stands at 5'5", with a narrow waist and slender limbs from sports and exercise, her muscle is hidden between toned features. Though she is out in the sun more than most she retains a pale complexion, which is accompanied by mildly red and medium sized lips. Her features are emphasized by long, silky and thick ebony locks cascade down her back, ending an inch or so above her hips, they are usually tied back to reveal the nape of her neck. Thick black lashes surround her almond eyes and make her stormy gray irises stand out, which betray both wicked glints as well as innocent glances. ⊱ P E R S O N A L I T Y ⊰ "They say I'm arrogant. That is true. I say I'm awesome. That is also true" Aeryn is a rather smart girl, she's got more cunning and ambition than most. Generally she's well rounded in intelligence, however she's blunt and her opinion is often thrown in went it is not wanted.... especially if it is not wanted. She has an exceptional work ethic and never leaves a job half done. In most subjects or occupations that she bothers with the girl will do whatever she needs to come out on top. Her tendency to rise above her peers in most of the things she does causes enmity between her and others. Honestly, she's a bit of an acquired taste. Her nature when you first meet her is more than a little obnoxious, however her arrogance is all but completely false. She hides fears or insecurities behind a thick mask but once she starts to get used to someone she begins to grow on you... like a fungus. ⊱ H I S T O R Y ⊰ "F-- Off you prying little twat" Aeryn was born and raised in japan until the age of eight, those years were topped to the brim with petty arguments and physical abuse between her parents. Aeryn was witness to it all, and though it pained her at first she grew numb to it at a young age. Eventually her mother broke, packing her things up and leaving with her little Eggie in tow. The woman left the country and the two settled down for a few months, eventually however she was hunted down by the authorities and her little girl was taken from her. A divorce went though soon after and her father received full custody, and Aeryn hasn't seen her mother since. Life with her father wasn't bad, not at all in fact, he was kind and loving, and gave her all he could buy, however his job got between what she really wanted. He wasn't really there to help her through the tough times. The child grew up lonely, outcasted and teased at school she learned to rely on herself. Life became a blur of faces, classes and other things. Years went by and things got worse and worse in the quiet of Aeryns mind. Her moods continued to jump, each winter got worse, though her father remained unaware of her problems due to his absence. Eventually the grew grew tired of it all and during winter vacation she made an attempt on her life. After being diagnosed and treated professionally for bi-polar disorder she was given a prescription to take. Her meds helped, and as long as she took them she never floated so high she thought she was god, nor she she sink to low that death was the only option. Eventually she graduated and went to post secondary for her generals before joining the Criminal Investigation Bureau of Japan and climbing her way through the ranks there. ⊱ P H Y S I C A L | | A D V A N T A G E S ⊰ "I... am fast...?" Endurance - Aeryn is one who holds a very high tolerance for both pain as well as physical strain, she's flexible and quick on her feet. The young adult also has a high amount of stamina and can run or work herself physically for longer periods of time than most. ⊱ P H Y S I C A L | | D I S A D V A N T A G E S ⊰ "My shoulder aches when it rains" Old Wound - About three or so years ago on a field job she got shot in the shoulder, the bullet shattered the bone. After some months of healing and physical therapy she was able to move it again, however it has caused sever pain flashes and difficulty since then. Because of the fragility of her shoulder her upper body movement is severely limited. ⊱ P R A C T I C E D | | S K I L L S ⊰ "Nothing special I guess" [ Experienced ] Use of Various Firearms, namely handguns Lying [ Intermediate ] Spying/Eavesdropping [ Amateur ] Various martial arts, namely for fun ⊱ P S Y C H O L O G I C A L | | D I S A D V A N T A G E S ⊰ "Every one's a little crazy, the sooner you accept it, the better" [ Bi-polar Disorder ] Aeryn has a rather mild case of bi-polar disorder. Her moods often shift according to the situations she put in and the season in which this occurs. Her mentality and such varies depending on the current time of year, during the winter she sinks into depression, contemplating suicide and what not, while the summer time gives her a happier outlook on life. The highs during this time consist of exceptionally high opinions or herself, at times even thinking that she is some divine being. As for her state of mind during autumn and spring, they vary depending on the condition of life and how close either of the solstice seasons are. ⊱ M E N T A L | | S T A B I L I T Y ⊰ Relatively Stable, Aeryn isn't one to lose control over anything, it would have to be something fairly horrifying for her mind to break. ⊱ G R E A T E S T | | F E A R S ⊰ "Kirijos are made of stronger stuff." Aeryns greatest fears usually revolve around her own death or that of a family members while her being useless in stopping it. Drowning and Burning Alive are two ways to end that really strike her as alarming, however if ever in the face of danger she refuses to let it show. She usually tries to laugh off anything that either scares or surprises her. ⊱ I N T E R E S T S, | | E T C... ⊰ "I have to have some ways to pass the time" - Aeryn has always been one with a love of weapons, from katanas to modern gun she appreciates them - She has a great love of past times, almost exclusively the feudal and medieval eras of many countries. Dressing up to go to a renaissance fair is something she has a great passion for. - She's trying to write a fantasy series due to a love of that style of novel ⊱ I N S P I R I N G | | F I G U R E ⊰ "What's there to look up to when you're already on top?" Herself. Or her father who she has looked up to since she was young. ⊱ C O M M O N | | N I G H T M A R E | | T H E M E S ⊰ "It's horrible, the things I dream up..." - Falling - Burning - Death of a loved one by her own hand ⊱ F R E Q U E N C Y | | O F| | D R E A M | | L U C I D I T Y ⊰ "Believe me, I've tried" Never has she had a lucid dream, though she's made attempts at them and fallen asleep with the intention of controlling the world her mind throws her in. ⊱ C O M M O N | | R E S P O N S E S | | T O | | D A N G E R ⊰ "Live to fight another day" In any and all cases when she is alone or among strangers her thoughts go to self preservation mode, her number one priority is to save her own skin through any means possible. However, if in the presence of those she cherishes she'll do whatever she needs to keep them from harm. In contrast, if in the presence of people she dislikes she'll most likely put them in danger or use them as a shield if she feels so inclined. Mira Cherneva (Aleksander) Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Family name: Cherneva Given name:Mira Other names: "Ruby eyes" Appearance: Taller than most females, with red hair and large eyes, that tend to turn red when she stares at something for longer periods of time. A bit skinny and physically frail. She has a scar on her shoulder from an unknown origin. Her skin is white, but not pale and she is not doing make-up unless necessary for some event (too much trouble to bother on a daily basis). Age: 27 Personality: Quite a capable professional who doesn't often quarrel with others. This, however does not mean she has lots of friends. She is quite cold and tactless, often to the point of rudeness. She knows how to behave in order to appeal to people, she just never saw the need to do so, since she has always been self-sufficient. When her parents died in a car crush a couple of years ago, she barely bat an eye upon hearing the news. On the funeral her neighbors were much more traumatized than she was. When something sudden and unexpected confronts her she is likely to deal with it "here and now" the best way she deems possible. Later on she might regret or like to change her decisions; however she will always react according to her present knowledge of the situation. Brief Back story: (The character that I am using is mostly from a story I wrote some time ago, so I'll just copy-paste her history from there) My parents: Lina and Boris Chernevi (now I see why it is that my dad had to take my mother’s surname, not the other way around) were cold and distant people, just like me. I have no real childhood memories of them, as our relationship was kind of mechanic – they provided everything I needed and demanded certain results of my academic development, standards which I always covered. Other than that we did not really share anything else, rather than a common house in the prestigious outskirts of Sofia, the capital city of my home country of Bulgaria. They were both self-employed and always preoccupied with something, of which I am now sure, was not their work. My grandmother, Natalia Cherneva was very different, she was warm and funny, full of light – that annoyed me endlessly and yet, for some unknown reason, I still demanded to visit her every summer in her three-storey house in the village the name of which loosely translated means “A field of black”. Too much dark colors, don’t you think? Well, I never noticed it before, the same way I did not find it weird, that my family keeps a book of all our ancestors up to the time of the Bulgarian khans, some 600 A.D. In fact, I found it weird that other families don’t! My parents barely spoke to me for things other than school and necessities, but one thing that they wanted me to know is all the members of my family and where they lived. Both of them died in a car crush in one of the busiest highways, which killed over fifty people altogether, with the wounded who died later. Now I see there was no way that could have been an accident. That happened when I was 19 years old and had finished school. As you can imagine, given the nature of our relationship, I wasn’t traumatized at the slightest and many of the neighbors and colleagues that came to the funeral were much more deeply disturbed than I was. All the people thought that my unmoving face was a sign of courage and an attempt to seem strong in front of them and saluted me, but my grandmother Natasha could see through that. She was not so much angered, as I had guessed, but deeply disturbed instead. Now that I think of it, she must have hated my parents to the bone, but still showed the necessary grief in front of everyone. I was legally an adult and the only heir to my parents, so I had more than enough money to support myself. As expected, my grandmother did not leave me be, but moved with me in the house in Sofia, which was now mine. She always seemed concerned and tried to engage me in talking as much as possible. She also insisted that I spend more time outside and that I find a boyfriend. To force me to do these unpleasant things, she even came to such extremes as locking the door an pretending to be asleep so as to force me to spend the night at a friend’s house. I have to say I loved it, because secretly I did enjoy it and those friendships that I managed to make lasted for a long time. Nevertheless, she asked me to consider studying abroad. Her official excuse was that the education at home was not good enough. That is indeed true and as I had nothing to bind me to this place ( at that time I didn’t yet place a great value on those feeble friendships that I had made) I went to Tokyo (as I was already obsessed with the Japanese culture) to study psychology there. Soon all the events happening in Bulgaria were not interesting to me at all and I stopped concerning myself with anything related to my home country by the time I finished university and found a job. Physical advantages: Able to withstand long periods of time with little nourishment and barely any water. Huge tolerance towards alcohol. Physical disadvantages: Quite frail, has never set foot in a gym, has never done sports neither is a fan of any such. Learnt/practiced skills: She is a professional psychologist and is incredibly good at sensing how other people feel and/or playing on their emotions. She came to the town along with the detectives from her own interest, not on a job. Psychological disadvantage: After seeing "how the world works" she is highly skeptical to anything she hasn't tested, tried or saw herself. She once won a bet of spending a night sleeping at the sewers of Tokyo so as to prove she did not believe in mutants living there. That casted her a few rat bite marks, though. You could see how this disbelief in anything the others say could be a disadvantage. She is the person who would go into a haunted house, where several people had disappeared because she did not trust the person who told those stories in the first place. Mental Stability: Not having much of a relationship with her family has made her incredibly resilient to anything that might happen to her. Her ability to deal with what's happening at the moment borders on insanity as she is never disturbed even by the most gruesome or grotesque of facts. Greatest fears: Being incredibly mentally resilient, her greatest fear is the fear itself (how messed up is that, eh?). She doesn't believe in the notion the bravery isn't the absence of fear; instead she is convinced that fear in itself is the most destructive emotion ever to intrude on the mankind. Thus she is afraid or becoming like the others in their fear towards things they don't understand. In more physical terms, she is disgusted and (although she would not admit it even to herself) terrified by slugs. Interests and related things: Psychology (obviously, duh), philosophy, books of the occult Inspiring figure: The Mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred (we can use fictional characters, right? So they can also be real in the game „world"?) Most common theme of nightmares: Being buried alive. “I have never been afraid to die. It’s that way of dying that bothers me”. How often their dreams are "lucid": She doesn't have lucid dreams and doesn't believe in them even existing for that reason (see psychological disadvantages) Common responses to danger, or strange situations: Instant reaction, she would always try to confront the danger in some way and to discover the reasons for the situation occurring in the first place. Mira is a believer in the theory, that our thought patterns attract certain events in our lives, so she will always attempt to see what she has done to make a certain event happen to her. If the danger, however, is too imminent, she will react to the best of her abilities to avoid it. If a person with a knife attacks her on the subway, she would shoot him with her handgun in an instant, without as much a though of remorse or consequences.