Tadasu is a Nekovalkyrja who has only recently reached adulthood. Despite not being bound by contract to the Star Army of Yamatai as built Nekovalkyja are, she is eager and willing to help and glad for the opportunity to work. She has currently not recieved any orders. Her bio thread can be found at http://stararmy.com/roleplay/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1170.
|Family/Creator:||'Mother' - Tadasu's mother never introduced herself by name, being ashamed of herself for making her youngling so maladapted to functioning as a person.|
|Gender:||Self Cloning Female|
|Organization||Star Army of Yamatai|
|Current Placement||Awaiting placement|
Build and Skin Color: Tadasu is short, even for a Neko, and a little on the scrawny side with a fairly boyish build. She has pale brown skin, somewhat uncommon for Nekovalkyrja but not unheard of. She is rather insecure about this, however and for occasions where more formal dress is required she often paints her entire body white.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Tadasu's face is, for the most part, entirely unremarkable and easily forgettable. She has wide, wide-set brown eyes, a small, rather flat, nose and a small mouth. Her lips are not much darker than her skin, making them look thinner than they actually are. She rarely has time for makeup except for formal occasions when, as stated in build/skin colour, she paints herself white.
Hair color and Style: Tadasu has dark brown hair, a colour entirely unremarkable for one of her kind. However her hair seems to curl naturally, uncommon in Nekos to say the least. It is also very short as Tadasu, more than a little insecure about it, cut it all off herself to facilitate wearing a wig. When more formal dress is required, she wears a waist-length straight black wig.
Height: 4”9 cm Mass: 43 kg Measurements: n/a Bra Size: A
Since her birth Tadasu has proven almost incapable of finding hobbies outside of constantly improving upon the knowledge that she was initially fed. She finds the experience of learning very rewarding and is currently thus working on 're-learning' the information that she gained before birth. Through this process she is picking up small pieces of trivial information that she would not have known otherwise.
She is very insecure about her appearance. If she had her way she would be tall with white skin and ruler-straight black hair and would actually have breasts. She does not. While she doesn't care enough about this on a day-to-day basis to do anything about it, she paints her skin, wears a wig and stuffs her bra for formal occasions.
Aside from her insecurities, she doesn't really care much about appearance on a day-to-day basis anymore. Not enough to get worked up in the rituals of personal hygiene anyway. She brushes her teeth, washes her face and hands and showers when she gets stinky, but that's it. She doesn't really see the point in putting too much effort into it, considering herself 'ugly anyway'. She doesn't really need to brush her hair, it's short enough that she relies on gravity to do most of the work.
Partly because she considers herself so ugly and partly due to her 'mother' making her almost totally submissive, Tadasu feels that everyone is superior to her. While her current rank is quite low, she would without complaint follow the orders of even people of a lower rank than herself or civilians. She tends not to look people in the eyes and never talks back. She comes off to others as polite and helpful but more than a little spineless.
She speaks quietly and very politely. When speaking Japanese, she speaks in the most formal manner possible even when speed is of the essence. When speaking English she struggles to remember that honorifics are not necessary and is unnecessarily polite and verbose, rarely using contractions and starting any imperative with 'please'. She also sometimes speaks in a childish manner, combining immature terms with her polite mannerisms.
She thinks explosions are brilliant. She finds it very difficult to say 'no'.
* Likes: Reading, music (Though she does not play herself she loves listening to others play. This applies even if they suck.), explosions (She rarely breaks her air of absolute politeness, but is willing to to declare how 'Cool!' an explosion is. She will swiftly return to her over polite self after.), observation (Tadasu finds others incredibly interesting and loves to spend time watching people) * Dislikes: Loud noises (Explosions being an exception), being yelled at (This is possibly the source of her submissive, polite behaviour) * Goals: Tadasu has no long-term aims and very few short-term ones. She learns as much as she can and jumps at the chance to press a detonator, but that's pretty much it.
Being a newly-born Nekovalkyrja, Tadasu has no remarkable history after her birth. She was raised by 'mother', who never introduced herself by name and asked Tadasu not to look for her after leaving.
However, circumstances surrounding her birth were significantly less unremarkable. She was commissioned by a wealthy civilian who held an increasingly unpopular view that Nekovalkyrja were slaves and little more as a 'part' of a ship he was building for himself, specifically as a technician.
Rather than being built - in an attempt to avoid both people bringing up moral issues surrounding her use as a 'slave' of sorts and to avoid having to wait eight years while she served her contract to the army - she was commissioned from a Nekovalkyrja 'mother' who was paid a large sum. Almost everything remarkable about her, from being very short and her skinny, boyish build (to allow her to work better in small spaces and thus be a better technician) to her curly hair and the dots on her hands (to better identify her) to her innate love of learning and inability to refuse orders (in order to allow her to adapt to unforeseen changes and keep her effectively as a 'part' of the ship), were a part of this commission. Doctors who helped the mother 'customise' the youngling were a little confused by some of the choices the mother made, but most had seen stranger and others stopped asking when the mother used the arranged excuse that she was 'modelled after a dead friend', finding the issue too awkward to press.
However after birthing Tadasu the mother felt incredibly guilty about selling her youngling into what was essentially slavery. She returned what of the money she had not spent to her enraged employer and provided for the youngling until she neared adulthood. Realising that, due to how specific the information she was given before birth was, she could only function well if working on a ship the mother took her to the Yamatai army and told her to work there. Being almost incapable of refusing orders and having no reason to refuse anyway, she did as she was told. She is currently awaiting her first assignment.
Tadasu received 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. She is also fairly able in unarmed combat, her Neko-agility providing her with a huge advantage in this department.
Tadasu received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry. Recently she has made an effort to 're-learn' this and has in the process picked up a lot of new information.
Tadasu 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. When left at a computer in a non-emergency situation and unsupervised, however, she's likely to goof off.
Tadasu 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 English and Japanese, though she struggles not to use honorifics when speaking English. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. Her inability to speak concisely could be considered a failing in this department, she feels the need to speak exceedingly formally and politely even when speed is required. She also sometimes speaks in a very immature manner.
Tadasu was created specifically with maintenance in mind and thus was provided with much relevant knowledge prior to her birth. As a result she is fairly knowledgeable when it comes to repair. Her recent efforts to 're-learn' this material have also paid off.
Though she knew a little about explosives as part of her repair knowledge (This knowledge came from learning how to repair firearms and similar weapons), Tadasu's knowledge of demolition and love of explosives have spawned from her recent attempt to re-learn the material that she already knew. She has since been studying very hard on the off chance that someone might give her something 'explodey' to do.
Tadasu's knowledge of sociology and psychology are hardly worthy of using a skill slot on, but she really doesn't have many notable skills. Her knowledge comes from observing behaviour and then looking up reasons for the behaviour. In this way she knows how best not to irritate someone so not to get yelled at.