Height: 5'9 Mass: 140lbs
Build and Skin Colour: Pale skin; he hasn't been outside frequently for a long time. Slight build; he doesn't see a lot of action, but his metabolism keeps him in shape.
Facial Features and Eye Colour: Typical Japanese ethnic features. Eyes are a normal sort of brown.
Hair Colour and Style: Black hair, cut relatively short for ease in all settings.
Distinguishing Features: Nothing; even if he is mostly an analyst, working in intelligence is harder if you are recognizable. He is an all around forgettable, normal sort of guy.
Personality: Nobutora is fiercely loyal to the Empire and the Empress; almost everything else in his life comes second to that. He spends most of his time working and dislikes being forced to socialize, not that he ever lets on about his discomfort. However, while not a field agent, he is extremely proficient at blending into whatever crowd he's in; not too flamboyant, not too reserved. He exudes the sort of completely forgettable personality his appearance matches. When he notices that people's eyes aren't even focusing on him as he walks past down the street, he feels a brief moment of professional pride and pleasure. He is caring in his own way, not one for grandiose gestures of affection, but always willing to listen. On the other hand, he is completely indifferent to the welfare of those who are best used as means to further Imperial ends and absolutely inimical to those who pose a threat to the Empire or Empress.
Likes: Yamatai Star Empire, the Empress, quiet, discipline, old hardcopy books, Beethoven's Ninth, English Breakfast tea Dislikes: enemies of the Empire and Empress, crowds (especially noisy ones), Earl Grey tea Goals: To do everything in his power to terminate and assist in the termination of threats to the Empire and Empress, with extreme prejudice
Yamamoto Kenichi (Father) Yamamoto Miwako (Mother)
Nobutora was born a Gershin and only child. At an early age, he showed proficiency in pattern matching, excelling at the basic sort of matching games given to young children. He found school and life in general to be, intellectually, a breeze, but had a tendency of down-playing his own abilities to fit in better. Upon completing a university education in linguistics, Nobutora went to work as a low level analyst in the executive intelligence branch, ultimately under the control of the Empress. He failed to progress inside the civil service system, mainly because he was not outgoing and seldom tried to lead his peers. This was not from lack of technical ability; on the contrary, he was considered to be among the best signals and electronic intelligence analysts in his section, frequently joining special task groups to assist and liaise with SAINT on domestic intelligence issues. In Y.E. 29, he ran up against the promotion deadline with the intelligence service: he had worked for four years without promotion. His contract stated that such a failure demanded termination. His boss tried to get him an exemption, but Nobutora insisted the rules be followed. Without a job, he emptied his small life savings into acquiring a new Yamataian body and enlisted in the Star Army of Yamatai.
Having passed basic training and qualified as a SAINT operative, Nobutora was deployed aboard the YSS Genei to ferret out a group of traitors based out of Kohana City. After successful completion of the mission, Nobutora officially took a period of “unpaid leave.” In reality, he was working discretely for [REDACTED] performing analysis of [REDACTED]. Deciding it was time to return to operational service, he applied for a transfer to the 21st Fighter Squadron of the Second Expeditionary Fleet. Upon transfer to the 2XF, Nobutora joined the Fighting Diamonds aboard the YSS Heitan in the SX-04 system as an Intelligence Officer, while retaining his occupational designator of Operative. There, he was promoted to Ittô Heisho and assigned to fly the Ke-V8 "Teisatsu" Fighter.
Nobutora completed standard SAoY communications training, and is thus capable in using all basic communications systems throughout the SAoY inventory. In addition, he is fluent in both Nepleslian and Yamataian, being further familiar with a spattering of other dialects and languages from his intelligence experiences.
Nobutora completed standard SAoY combat training, and is thus proficient at hand-to-hand fighting. In addition, Nobutora completed the extra weapons training for enlisted crew. However, he is all around uncomfortable with actual combat, reflected in his barely passing grades during training.
Nobutora completed standard SAoY computer systems training, and is thus proficient in using the computer systems found throughout the SAoY. In addition, Nobutora is highly skilled in data retrieval techniques and programming, especially within the area of linguistics, code, and sensory analysis software, all due to his college and intelligence experiences.
Nobutora completed standard SAoY mathematics training, and is thus proficient in low level mathematics needed for basic military operations. In addition, Nobutora is highly skilled in more complex areas of mathematics, including statistical analysis techniques, symbolic logic techniques, group theory, and linear algebra, due to his college and intelligence experiences
Nobutora has standard knowledge to be expected from a university graduate. His primary focuses are in memory, logic, and reference, all honed by his intelligence experiences. In addition, he is well acquainted with laws pertaining to intelligence gathering, and the various loop holes available to ignore them.
Nobutora is extremely, but exclusively, skilled in maintaining and repairing computer systems. He has tinkered with computers for many years to maximize their performance for the exacting needs of intensive analysis software.
Nobutora is a very clean person. His living and work spaces have always been spotless. In addition, he is a capable cook, as he has been responsible for his own food since leaving home at 18; as he dislikes going out to eat, he usually, if possible, tries to prepare things from scratch in the privacy of his home.
These items are expendable and can be reissued whenever needed.
Yamamoto Nobutora is currently a Ittô Heisho in the Star Army of Yamatai. He receives a weekly salary of 300 KS per week.