Cherry is an NPC controlled by GM Wes in the YSS Eucharis plot. Cherry has gone from a NPC played by Wes, to one played by Soresu as well, to one played by the two along with Gamerofthegame, to be solely a NPC played by Gamerofthegame until eventually she turned more so into a PC then back into Wes's NPC again.
Cherry is 5' (152 cm) and 91 lbs (41 kg) with medium pink hair often kept in pigtails. She has light red eyes. She was created on the YSS Sakura as a technician.
Cherry has has pink hair, which she often keeps in pigtails. She's also rather skilled with heavy starship weaponry, starship engines, and aether power systems. She can fight, too, as evidenced by her sparring with Kage Yaichiro. She is interested in Hanako and has studied Hanako's past in detail. She's also had face-to-face experience with hybrid Mishhuvurthyar (retrieving the one found on the YSS Asuka).
She's a sexually charged character, always absently sucking her finger, whispering in crewmembers' ears, or touching someone's genitals. She likes to keep her patients naked when she's on medical duty.
Created in YE 28 to operate aboard the YSS Sakura as a technician. She was the first of Sakura's sprites to appear in the roleplay. Sunflower and Blueberry were actually the first firmly established sprites on the Sakura… though it was only after Cherry was introduced that Blueberry and Sunflower earned their names instead of being referred to as the 'blonde-haired sprite' and the 'blue-haired sprite' in the medlab. Once Cherry was introduced it sort of confirmed the trend of using sprites as more established characters - Apple and Mango were named shortly afterward too.
So, it might be more accurate to say Cherry was the first sprite to be named on the Sakura - unless, of course, she really was the first sprite created like Mara on the Miharu…
Cherry gets her name from the Sakura itself - the ship's name is Cherry Blossom and thus the sprites are all Cherries, in a way. Her family name, Sakura, is only that because that was the vessel she was created on.
She has had a interest in Hanako, studying on the woman, although that affinity has long since passed, apparently.
Cherry was responsible for recreating the body of Rufus Sydney after Rufus was killed. She found a creamy “DNA Sample” in his room and brought it to the medical bay on a spoon. Cherry herself was later re-created from a memory backup, after a Mishhuvurthyar cannon penetrated her shuttle's cockpit windshield and decapitated her.
Cherry wants to be a part of the main crew instead of a servant: “I don't want to be known as just a sprite forever, you know…” Cherry said. “I mean, we're second class citizens on this ship. We get up earlier, work harder, and do jobs just as dangerous.” She asked Elisa Metea if she could participate in the next Dare Lottery Party.
Cherry had a close relationship with Yuriko Towa which has, however, long since ended after a argument. The two planned to marry, although obviously that won't come to be. After this break up, though, Cherry seemed to… Change. Physiologically, at least. Her usual sexually charged character has been seriously sedated, if not destroyed completely. With this, however… She was fairly empty. On the YSS Asamoya, after this period of time she usually stayed to herself in her room, or wandered the halls. All in all, she kept to herself and away from the crew. Even in social engagements. (Once, when the crew was on a shore leave and the majority were together at the beach, she instead just walked by herself on the other side.)
While a good portion of the original crew of the YSS Asamoya left for the United Outer Colonies, she stayed in Star Army of Yamatai. After a visit from the YSS Eucharis, captained by Hanako, she was more or less temporarily pressed into service aboard the vessel, just in time to help out Hanako in a bit of a pickle she got herself in.
Cherry was killed on a planetary surface mission in the Viridian System. Due to concerns with her loyalty and attitude, she was not resurrected via mental backup until Eucharis mission 11. She continues to serve aboard the YSS Eucharis.
In YE 38, main engineering took a bad hit during a fight with the Kuvexian Navy and Cherry was presumably killed in the explosion while manning main engineering. Her body was sucked out into space through a hull breach. Hanako quickly had her respawned after the battle was over, and she attended the hanami festival of YE 38.
Chibis by Raph (commissioned by Wes).
Becker and Cherry artwork by marugo-chi on DeviantArt; commissioned by Wes.