Build and Skin Color: Kishi's build is that of the typical NH-33 (Tennyo), small and athletic with slightly elongated limbs. Her soft, cream colored skin typically makes those who look upon her think she is a sweet and delicate little person but as we all know looks can be very deceiving.
Eyes and Facial Features: Kishi's large blue eyes are the first thing most notice when looking at her heart-shaped face. In a rich sky-blue akin to a lapis lazuli, her eyes always seems to light up when Kishi is excited (or agitated), be it the prospect of learning something new or seeing a disheveled work station. Her small nose is placed rather equidistant to her large, wide eyes and full pout, giving her a measure of womanly charm at odds to her smaller stature.
Ears: Like her fellow Neko, Kishi has small catlike ears. They tend to twitch and flick along with her moods, giving her another layer of expressions.
Hair Color and Style: Falling around Kishi's beautiful face is long locks of thick blue hair in a wavy style, tinted slightly darker that her eyes. They tend to be a hassle to stuff into a pilot helmet or when in low gravity, but Kishi just can't bear to trim it.
Distinguishing Features: None.
Personality: Kishi is calm and collected when needed, keeping her opinions to herself but often finds the process particularly difficult at times, usually leading to her chewing her lip to keep from being insubordinate. She tends to be a bit of a control freak at times and greatly prefers things to be in order, taking issue with things such as messy work stations and the like. She has a rather focused (bordering on driven) personality and strives to always be presentable, her eagerness to learn easily visible as a prominent part of who she is.
She tends to be reserved and somewhat cautious during stressful situations, but in less stressful surroundings she knows to kick back and relax from time to time.
Ever since her elevation to a leadership position, she has garnered a reputation of somewhat of a “mother hen” among the pilots she leads, habitually fussing over her subordinates in an almost motherly way. A joke among the squadron (and even the ground crew) is that the Nitô Heisho is often heralded by her famous catchphrase: “No, no! This is unacceptable!”
Produced in YE 32 on board Himitsu Star Fortress to help with the fleet's personnel shortage, Kishi underwent socialization training under Motoyoshi Misato and was quickly assimilated into life within the fleet. Appreciative of all the opportunities extended to her by the good Taisa, she gratefully accepted assignment to the Toushi Starfighter Squadron (7SF-01) when it was offered. However, her stay there was a short-lived one and she was transferred out after the squadron's surprise dissolution for reasons undisclosed.
Shuffled from squadron to squadron, Kishi rode out the war from a relatively safe position in the rearguard, her contact with NMX forces limited to intercepted raiding parties and reconnaissance groups. Stuck a limbo of infrequent promotions and mindless busywork after the war's end, she was left with plenty of time to futher her “neuroses” and perfect her piloting, resulting in a commendable level of piloting skill and a growing ambition fed by her general restlessness towards her position.
Finally attaining the rank of Nitô Heisho and her very own fighter wing in YE 37, Kishi developed a strong attachment to her subordinates over the year and has become surprisingly protective of them, constantly fussing over them and pushing them towards excellence. Her current callsign, Hachidori (hummingbird), was given to her by them as both a compliment to her piloting skills and a jab at her constant fretting, she has been using it ever since.
Kishi is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can send/receive transmissions to and from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Fluent in Trade (language) and Yamataigo (邪馬台語), she can speak and write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc, all quite efficiently.
Kishi received hand-to-hand combat training followed up with a rigorous training program to develop both her physical aptitude and skill. She is trained in the usage of the Ke-M2-2D "Mindy II" Power Armor, Ke-M4-W2901 Light Armor Service Rifle and the Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 33. However, due to her specialisation, her familiarity with the equipment remains basic at best.
Kishi is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. Over the years she has developed a close familiarity with the SPINE interface, fostered by countless hours in the cockpit as well as troubleshooting technical issues for newly-assigned pilots to her wing.
Kishi received basic mathematics training, up to algebra and trigonometry as part of her basic training package. Over the years, she has furthered it and can grasp concepts up to and including integration, differentiation and trigonometric functions.
Aboard the YSS Seishin no Shouri, Kishi was instructed and overseen by her superior officers in the proper ways to operate the Ke-V6-1D "Hayabusa" Starfighter through both simulation training and in flight practices. After years of practices as part of the many squadrons she was assigned to as flight lead for flight practices for her command, she has developed exceptional proficiency with the craft. However, her performance in combat is as yet largely unknown.
Always eager to learn, Kishi underwent leadership training both in the classroom and on the field to better herself so that she might be issued command of her own unit some day. Taking in tips and tricks from her different superiors, she has a decent performance in regards to leadership and is known to be dependable.
Though Kishi seems passive most of the time, she enjoys letting her hair down and having a good time every so often. Whether it be sharing a casual drink, listening to music or simply being able to sit down and have a chit-chat with others, Kishi can be counted on to brighten up slow days for those around her.
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