First impressions of Hikari's appearance would be that she's was a young kid, maybe even still a school student. Because of her late and slow growth spurts, Hikari's pear shaped body has not yet matured, so she is small compared to others her age. Her young facial features are soft and cute, all except for her sharp slightly slanted almond shaped dark gray eyes that show her real age, almost always underlined with a thick black eyeliner, full of teen curiosity and a sense of adventure, even sometimes a hint of deviousness that comes with her age. She has a full head of extremely long jet black silky hair with purple highlights, that unless she doesn't have the chance, is always kept in a pair of chinese buns on either side of her head in the back. Her bangs however are kept moderately short and jelled to keep separate just above her eyes.
Hikari is far from plain, both her ears are pierced in various places going up, the left has four and the right has five holes; two of which at the top corner are connected by a bar. She takes delight in adding to her appearance with various accessories so at any given time she can be seen with a array of bracelets and necklaces or even brightly colored makeup, usually purple mixing with black though.
Outwardly Hikari is a very outspoken individual and even though she has a young exterior she's not one to be easily submissive, though through her training she's learned when and how to bite her tongue. Because of her fatherless upbringing she had a strong resentment towards her mother; she spent a lot of time skipping classes to find warmth and understanding in the open arms of her close friends through school, which is why she has a fierce loyalty to whoever she befriends. Another note is though Hikari can put off quite a tough girl image, she still has a lot bottled up emotion under her thick layers of protection.
* While she's sleeping Hikari murmurs cutely and on occasion sleep walks.
* When she is idle and no one is around, Hikari has a tendency to snoop into her surroundings.
Rock, classical, loud music, the color purple, historical conflicts, intelligent arguments, unique styles, books, chess, go, shogi, open-minded people and Yuriko Towa
Rap, ignorance, posers, patronizing, push-overs, senseless fighting and people upsetting her friends.
Born a Geshrin, Hikari lived as civilian army brat until she was the minimum age to enroll her self into a military secondary education, she believed that becoming a soldier in the Star Army would take her farther away from her mother who she was always fighting with due to adolescent growing pains and the absence of a father figure in her life, to which she always blamed her abusive mother; Rioko Furutani, who was a 5th XF officer of no particularly extraordinary background. Because of her constant differences with her mother, Hikari would spend a lot of time with her school friends who were always understanding of her situation and welcomed her with open arms.
Once she began training she also began researching her father's identity, since her mother kept it from her because of reasons unknown to Hikari. Apparently her father was a medical technician that once was a respected officer of the Yamtaian Star Army; he had passed away during a conflict in the past. This late news was a knife to her efforts of finding out about her past and especially to her heart, but then a glimmer of hope appeared as she read on to find out that her father had adopted a daughter, a neko that had the name of Yuriko.
Hikari read as much as she could about Yuriko, her sister. She rapidly became obsessed with the neko, like that of a younger sister or perhaps a fan-girl. She wanted to speak with Yuriko, but didn't expect such a revered and respected officer to find the time to respond to a lowly soldier. That was the turning point in her life when she found a purpose, when she completed her basic training she then continued on to the Kyoto War Collage; Jiyuu branch to work towards becoming a equal in her new sister's eyes, so that when she'd meet her they could speak on a even level. She learned all she could and vowed to meet her one day, and learn more about their father.
With her history falling into place Hikari decided to take her father's family name, abandoning her mother completely. At this time she also took the time to dye the color of her sister's hair into her own as stripes and highlights, finding that it helped her feel a step closer to both Yuriko and their father.
The few months passed quickly, before she knew it she had graduated from her term and was awarded the starting officer rank of Shoi Kohosei. But then before she could request her first placement, the 5 XF along with the Outer Colonies of the Yugumo Cluster detached themselves from their mother nation and became the UOC. It all happened so quickly that Hikari was left stunned, but it was only when she looked into her sister's decision for guidance that she found her own answer and purpose, so following in Yuriko's footsteps silently Hikari became a member of the United Outer Colonies Peacekeeping Forces and transferred to a more useful Jiyuuian body, asking to keep the hair but forgetting to ask for the error in her growth pattern to be fixed.
Then once she was finished leaning and getting retrained as a UOC Cadet she placed her request to join Yuriko's ship, under the same family name of the father they both shared…
Communication: Hikari character is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. She is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
Fighting: Hikari received the basic hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. She is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons she is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor.
Technology Operation: She is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Mathematics: Hikari received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.
Knowledge: Hikari has a extensive knowledge of history. She also has a strong grasp on the information on both Yamitian and UOC law.
Starship Operations: As a cadet Hikari has completed the necessary courses needed to operate a starship from the bridge.
Leadership: Hikari is a natural at public speaking, a exceptional intelligence officer, nominated one of the top commanders in her class. Though she may come off as a little too strong at first, normally her diplomacy skill is average.
Humanities: Hikari is familiar with the provisions of the Peacekeeper Charter of YE 30 and is familiar with the basic skills of negotiating, first contact, and psychology.
Hikari is a Peacekeeper serving the United Outer Colonies Peacekeeping Forces currently receiving a salary of 500 HS weekly.
|2000 HS||Starting Money|
|52000 HS||+50000 HS||Leave Money from Yuriko|