Her name is Ku-Aya (that's the name Dragon gave for me. I might change it to Erishti-Aya).
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She's a time displaced young woman from Mesopotamia during the First Babylonian Empire (which makes her ancient-Arabic, which'll be an interesting design for an anime-inspired series). She's a bandit who tries to mug Elliot, one of the main characters, when he gets sent back in time, and happens to get brought forward in time when Elliot gets brought back. She's 18, which while young for our standards, makes her well into adulthood in ancient times. She serves as Elliot's love interest. What's interesting about her are a few things:
One, she's from a vastly different time period (obviously), so that writes itself. She's from approximately 4000 years in the past, during the bronze age. This makes her an interesting link to lost periods in time. Her known code of law is the Hammurabi Code, for example. And she has mid-life crises despite being very young.
Two, she knows literally no English, and the only way Elliot can converse with her is because he happens to be holding a magic travel-sized book that makes him omnilingual and able to understand any language like it's English. They both have to learn an Assyrian language called Neo-Assyrian Aramaic (which is a real thing) to be able to understand each other without the book, and she's learning English bit by bit through another main character, Mina. It also doesn't help that Akkadian is all but a dead language.
Three, she's Zoroastrian. Ahura Mazda, the monotheistic god of Zoroastrianism, is an actual being in the verse (Characters from most dead religions and mythologies are beings from another dimension). You can do the math lol.
Four, she's perfectly human. Given that the main cast are very much superhumans (a superclone, a demigoddess, a fairy, two metahumans, and a reincarnation of Irish hero), one of the main secondary characters is a demon, and the other one, while not superhuman, is still a robot, it's noticeable. To put it into perspective. Everyone she hangs out with in the present are AT LEAST High 4-C and MFTL+. She's written to be 10-A (though she'll more than likely end up having feats putting her AP in tier 9, with durability far above that) with peak human speeds at best (though that'll also probably wind up being much higher). And given that she was a warrior, she doesn't lolnope out of fights, even if it's apparent that she's outclassed (given said opponents will be on par with her friends).
And five, and probably most important, is her weapon. It's an Arctic Hephaestium halberd, which she had since before she was flash-forwarded. This is distinct for a number of reasons. One, halberds weren't a thing until well into the A.D.s, and in Europe no less. Two, like I said above, she's from the Bronze Age. Her weapon is made out of a metal--one that I made up--that's an undiscovered variation of another metal--Hephaestium--that I made up exclusive to the secret military organization ACE. Hephaestium is stupidly above anything we have today, let alone anything back then, and was only synthesized within the past decade. Which ties into three, it's effect. There's a reason she's not irrelevant in fights despite being a normal human. Arctic Hephaestium has special physics-defying properties, and I brought it up to you before. The ax part of the halberd is absolute zero and can hit with absolute zero while retaining its temperature. The spear point is below absolute zero, and given how negative Kelvin works, it makes the tip have a heat of infinity. So while the girl is 10-A and the weapon itself is 9-B, it has absolute zero hax and a High 3-A sweet spot. This makes the halberd a point of study in and of itself. What was the metal doing in 1800 B.C.? If halberds weren't a thing back then, why is it in that form? Did she make it? With the primitive society and the fact that the metal is way too durable to be even slightly cut through or melted by anything today, let alone back then, how'd that be possible? Are there more? Why didn't we know about its existence sooner? Since it came from the past, where's its present counterpart? If she didn't make it, where could it have come from? How can a metal store temperatures? How can anything be absolute zero without falling apart? How can anything be below absolute zero? How did it get to those temperatures in the first place? Why are certain parts room temperature while other parts are far from it? It can't be a coincidence that only the dangerous parts of the weapon have the coldness, is it?
She's also a master at the composite bow and owns one that Mina soups up to make relevant in the modern age, but that's not important.
Nice and unique character. Although her being only Human level seems....off. Well at least in Durability. She sounds more like a stone wall character. Absolute Zero Blade + Not good AP + Godly Durability.
She’d probably wind up being a stone wall like how Ash is lol.
He’s like the third or fourth protagonist. He’s a powerful healing fairy who wants more than anything to be a fighter. His logic is that healers don’t get recognition and are seen as nothing more than glorified nurses while the fighters get the foremost fame and attention. Who do you remember more, Dende or Gohan? Wendy or Erza? Your Pokémon that sets up Dual Screens, Wish, and Stealth Rock or your Sweeper? It doesn’t help that he lives in the shadow of his mother, who’s THE goddess Circe from myth, and that his decision to be a fighter is looked down upon as fairies innately have a negative affinity for any non-support magic at the cost of having insanely good support magic. Plus, fairies are a primarily female species (DNA is weird with people from that dimension. Any species can have a child of any species. You could be an elf born to a dwarf and a furry with no trace of elf in their bloodlines), giving him some harsh prejudices to overcome. Even is human form is a magical (but still very much physical) construct, as he’s normally the size of Kirby with wings as long as he is. And to top it off, their counterpart faeries (note the “e”) are good at everything with only a slightly below average healing affinity. He hides that insecurity behind his humor, though that’s not to say his being nice and funny is a facade.
He and Hokuto get close as friends because she’s glad to know someone who’s good for healing.
Ah, Mina. Despite technically being a secondary character, I love her and treat her as a main character.
Mina, full name Wilhelmina Diedrich, is a secret agent of ACE and one of their best agents. She supposedly has a German background, which is why she can speak it fluently. Unlike the rest of them, she solely relies on weaponry, as she doesn’t have powers. She is cybernetically augmented though, and has a Hephaestium prosthetic arm, while her connections with all of her technology enters the realm of technopathy. She’s a supergenius and is just as good of a scientist as a soldier. She’s the first of the secondary characters introduced and the most important one.
I’m gonna do something different and tell you the story and character arc I had for her.
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She’s introduced as Agent Talos, a taciturn soldier dwelling in mystery and anonymity (think like how few people know Samus is a girl) who’s sent to bring the Potents (the name of the team of main protagonists) to ACE. It’s revealed that she recruited Delia’s close friend and advisor from her home kingdom Jacques into ACE, and he serves as her mouthpiece. She’s not mute, but doesn’t want to let anyone hear her voice, as it’s the first step to getting close to someone, which she doesn’t want to do. As Agent Talos, she exists as a means of intimidation for the Potents, showing how powerful the agency is, as well as, and more importantly, someone with more authority than them.
Things start moving forward when she leaves ACE headquarters for a break, allowing the guys to sneak out of ACE to a bar for a night of fun. At the bar, the guys catch a girl, who of course is Mina, staring at them, but mostly Seth (the main male protagonist), and they prompt him to go over there and talk to her. Little do they know that Mina is Agent Talos. Reason she was staring at them is because she wasn’t expecting insubordination, and figured that Seth, the sane man of them, would be better than this. She spends their conversation trying to call them out while trying to keep her identity hidden, as Seth is smart and notices that her jawline looks vaguely familiar (her helmet which she dons as Agent Talos only covers the top half of her head, kinda like Angewomon). Still, they wind up bonding over intellect, both being very similar, and other stuff. Seth notices that she has a metal prosthetic arm, and brings it up, and Mina reveals that she was born with one arm. Mina takes an interest in Seth and they agree to see each other again. This is the beginning of Mina’s character arc.
Back at ACE, Agent Talos decides to personally train Seth, to find out more about him. Seth, while caught off guard, doesn’t put anything together yet, and these sections go on for a while. These training sessions are where Seth discovers his regeneration. She speaks about that, hoping he’d be smart enough to match voices. Seth does, but only after checking with her arm to see if it was metal during and then de-masks her. They get closer after this revelation, and Mina winds up developing feelings for Seth. She may be Mina Diedrich for Seth, but she’s still Agent Talos for every other Potent.
Other events happen related to the main story, which results in Seth getting stomped in a fight and has seeds about his past planted into him, which ties into ACE. Mina can’t help him, as any information relating to the subject is classified to him, which upsets him, and he wonders if she knows anything. She makes the proposition for him to join ACE, claiming that she might be able to help him more if so, and that they could countinue “talking” once the interests of ACE and the Potents no longer coincide and leave the agency. Seth, still a bit upset over her lack of help and his near death experience alluded to earlier, vehemently rejects her proposal and states his loyalty to the Potents and Delia outstrips his loyalty to her, which upsets her. The two don’t speak to each other after that, and Mina only appears as Agent Talos.
It turns out that while Mina actually didn’t know anything, but she did piece together some clues to get an idea of where to start. Seth gets his friend and fellow Potent Ian to probe her mind for info. While this does get the information that Seth needs, Ian becomes aware of who she is, but promises not to tell. They use the information to sneak away to a secret ACE base without Mina’s knowledge.
More plot related things happen which results in Seth finding “relatives” and temporarily leaving the Potents to get to know them, though this results in his capture, and finding out that he’s a clone. The other 5 Potents get a distress call from one of the relatives who’s not evil, and they make a plan to retrieve him. Mina overhears and resolves to help them, fully shedding the Agent Talos persona and being Mina to them in the process.
More plot, they free Seth, Seth becomes a humanoid Black Hole (later...), and Seth and Mina start seeing each other while everyone acknowledges her as a member of the Potents. Still, only Seth has grown to know her, while the rest only know the facade (which granted, isn’t too far off from the real person).
Much much later, Seth finds out that Mina herself isn’t human, and is in fact, a bio-mechanical android started in Nazi Germany and awakened by ACE 80 years later. She’s only been active for a few years, as opposed to being alive for 23 years like she thought. Everything before her days at ACE were false memories. The only reason she has one arm is that the materials used to make her depleted when that was all that was left to do. ACE remedied that with the prosthetic. Seth is unsure of whether to tell her or not, as during his own experiences with finding out that he’s an artificial being, he knows the existential crisis that opens, and finding out that you’re a robot would be harder than finding out you’re a clone. When she does find out, it’s not pretty...
So the main thing about this series is that the Yuracion Deva Olvon chooses a young boy by the name of Ikari to grant powers to in order to stop/end a coming war between three species. The Human Race, Malum Alien Race and Reptazion Race.
There is an issue though....Ikari is very, very, VERY shy and meek. And this is due to his horrible background with getting bullied (let's just say at times he was nearly killed by his bullies). Luckily for Ikari, the one friend he had when was a kid, Ace came back to start high school. No one fucks with Ace. Military kid, master Martial Artist, ain't afraid to pull out a knife or sharp object to stab you....yeah...ain't messing with him. Ikari's bullying started when Ace left for 4 years for Military training and education. Safe to say when he heard what those bullies did to Ikari, he paid them all back in full.
Anyway, Ikari was granted Matter and Quantum based powers by Olvon and can manipulate this series native energy source, Valor. Olvon granted him another power...to bestow powers to others. One problem....he had to actively befriend people and touch them....this meant Ikari had to be social. Basically Olvon was telling Ikari to make some friends. First ally is of course Ace. This granted Ace the power of electricity and the ability to rob someone of their energy and absorb it as well as turn his body into electricity. Useful for fighting Malum and Reptazions. Ikari also became friends with Olvon's two adopted sons Noir and Blance (turns out they are artificial humans). Noir the aggressive attacker and Blanc the calm healer.
The first two arcs are mainly Ikari getting all the main characters in play. There is also one factor I did not mention. Ikari's probability powers (think Magnamon and there you go), however this is integrated into the plot as Ikari runs into characters who are all just so happen to be willing to fight these superhuman opponents. And I mean he befriends people he would usually be too damn scared to even think about approaching. So he gets a lot of convenience because Olvon knew that him making the friends he NEEDED would be impossible otherwise.
Gosh darn that’s interesting. Like, I like how his flaw does build into the story and relates to his powers. Can’t wait to see him grow as a character, and wonder how he’ll end up at the end. Ace also seems like a good friend to him and I’m glad he came to him first.
I started one of these with Cal just yesterday so I thought, "Hey, might as well start one with Dragon, too. And keep the thematic naming in the title, too."
Long story short, this is where you can talk anything to me or we can talk anything in regards to verses and stuff. o/
This will help me be more into place if I ever ask for a lift of that ban to comment on your verse/character pages like I did for Starcross before and update images for my characters while I'm at it, too.
I'll leave the Cosmology for later since (perhaps surprisingly), that is something I leave for way after getting into a series - don't get me wrong, I like complex verses and such but I can't read the equivalent to the guidebook while knowing next to nothing about the series it's referencing/explaining. lol
I found plus points on Metatron, namely because it sounds like a perfectionist from that "He is also strict on himself and makes sure everything he does in done with 1000% efficiency."
...And I can relate quite a lot to that, thankfully, sadly.
It's an interesting sort of twist that you made someone that high in the general standing of your works still have that much of a... Few peculiar traits to the character it has, lol
I actually giggled at the "Nuking worlds" out of a temper problem. I'm also glad he is a fair judge. And speaking of the balancing thing, you kept that theme in his personality - since as far as I see you kept a nice line with serious traits to Meta in one side going hand in hand with more "silly"/easygoing ones in the other.
Made the character feel less mechanical to me if you get the stealth joke going on here with Mechanical and Metatron, you're paying attention ovo.
Metatron is the angel you see the most in XR. So he is the most fleshed out as of now. Metatron is basically...well as Gabriel puts it....a nagging parent that you csn't help but love. And yes, he is like the biggest perfectionist. Too bad the Yuracion Absolon cast make his job difficult lol.
By the way, how high is he into 1-A hierarchy and ovo
Just kidding, I hardly ever ask about powers and I totally saw that note you put on the verse page, but I couldn't resist the joke. (sk) The usual matters as always, huh? Guess that problem will be about as eternal as Time itself.
Well, the start of the Multiverse is kinda broad. It is noted in Sacred Heir that the concepts of the Zodiacs, Months and years had been created at the start. Probably sho7ld add that to the cosmology....then again...Sacred Heir hasn't been worked on in a bit...
The angels would all share the same birthday if I bothered to give them a date.
Ah, I see. And no problem, it was just a minor doubt - doesn't affect my opinion on the character at all. ^_^
And well, now that Metatron is done, I'll start reading the profiles by order they appear in the Xros Revolution verse page (meaning Yuracion Absolon is first in line). I'll read and comment about Kasairyu right now then tomorrow I'll see if I can talk about 3 more and follow that pattern until I've read them all. o/
You know, I was actually a bit surprised with her being first in line, I thought that would be Chase. Her situation of wanting to leave the Devas but being kept/left with no option other than being their leader half reminds me of Chrollo from HxH, I believe - I think Togashi once stated he would probs not take the position of leader unless for the sake of the group instead of himself.
Kasai gave me the same vibe about this particular point.
From what I gather so far (and by Metatron being directly under the Creator), I take it the Devas like her and other comparable characters to them are like the God Tiers in your story, on a more broad sense?
I never put it on the file, but when he gets revived in the sequel (In which will be dubbed New World Order, but is currently called Brave New World), he doesn't try to continue with his goals or work for Mastema. He states that he and his ideal already lost and that he has no need to try again as he wants to see what the ideals he lost to lead to. He also aids in sealing Mastema away simply due to him not wanting the ones who defeated him to lose as it would....and I quote "Destroy his heart and soul".....did I mention that this guy is the king of overreacting? Yeah, he steals the show when on screen. Although Chase makes it hard for him to keep it to himself. Together, those two are an epic troll duo.
I am now revived, time to read two or three more profiles.
That's an interesting way of showing his conviction to his ideals and the matter of his unwavering thoughts towards how things are supposed to be, being honest. He lost while fighting for his ideals but since that was what he believed in the most, it's understandable that - with him lacking a desire for revenge - he would actually be noble enough to see the result of THEIR ideal go through to end.
It's good I think. Shows that behind the trolling and such, he has a nice, noble part of personality to his character.
I wasn't aware that there would be a sequel to that, however. I could swear Zavin was going to be the true final boss considering how hyped he seems to be. lol Even in the profile you went and said "He's op even by the verse's standards" so.
Zavin is the main antagonist of the first part. Brave New World (New World Order) is the sequel that focuses on a completely different set of characters as it focuses on creating the second branch for the Nexus (Once you get to Nico, you'll understand). Mastema takes the helm for main villain in that one.
Next up was Chase. First things first, I don't know who this Arcos person is but he (she?) isn't off to a good first impression if the first mention I get of them is Chase giving them a "Reasons you suck" speech. (sk)
On about him, you might not have heard of him but Chase's past self made me think he may suffer the same case as Luke from ToAbyss. He was spoiled and arrogant because of his position and such (there were other factors too, but he is initially portrayed as meh). He goes through a major transformation in his character after a traumatic event involving the death of others, too.
Thanks to that, I kind of understand where Chase may be coming from - naivety of the outside world also plays a part in that.
Now I have to ask what are the Spirxia, though. I checked on the main blog but apparently didn't see them there so. Gotta ask directly, lol
Nice how this event transforms his way of thinking into the very opposite of Zavin.
Also I giggled at his rivalry with Reinhard. Especially the part about hitting each other more than the enemy. Reminds me of those games with friendly fire when the players playing together get angry at each other and start in-fighting while the boss is right there. ovo
I have yet to mske a blog regarding Sprixia. They are Zavin's elites. Animals that are granted human forms and extraordinary powers. Outside of the main ones, they are still fodder. Just slightly more competent fodder.
Chase and Rein interactions are all golden. They hate and love each other at the same time. When they do stop bickering, they are the perfect team.
Meanwhile, Chase and Zavin are now hitting each other since the former is trying to climb to the first place in my personal ranking while the latter keeps stomping him to stay down there from his "I have the high ground!" standing while Chase claims that he "Underestimates his powers". ovo
EDIT: Poor Metatron was kicked again already, by the way, to third.
I read Reinhard, too... And surprisingly, maybe because I had already read some about him in Chase's profile, it didn't had that much to get me going by comparison so first and second place are still with Zavin and Chase disputing.
Looking good for Zavin, tbh, since Chase would probably have taken the spot by now if he could. Close second is still second. ovo
I will say however that Rein's blood relations to Zavin have got to be a plot point that will have a lot of repercussion.
Will he get labeled as something he isn't (like being seen as a villain or the first to be suspected in x situation) just because of his bloodline over the course of the story? Like getting prejudice for it?
With Rein, it mostly due to me still working on his character. His whole deal is basically being Chase'polar opposite. But yeah, he is still in the workshop. Him being blood related to Zavin is more of a character thing. He is treated no differently as ev3ryone else and is seen no differently aside from those outside the Nexus. His whole deal is living his life not bound by his grandfather.