Personality: Aki is a reserved but outgoing girl without any major aspirations. She is a novice to the Megaman franchise and to gaming in general. She has some natural talent for rhythm games, but can't win a first person shooter if her life were on the line.
History: Aki graduated high school last year and is working at the local roller skating rink. Although she doesn't make much, she wanted to take a gap year to find herself and discover the right direction in life. She likes the occasional RPG or two on weekday evenings, and having finished Star Force a year ago, Aki wanted to see the line of games that started it all. She decided to dive into Battle Network series out of order (not that anyone could blame her; 2 was thirty dollars and 4 was on sale—besides, it was probably the best game in the series anyway), and is currently looking forward to competing in the in-game Red Sun tournament. When her friend Ashley found out that she was starting the series, she gave Aki her brother's old Protoman Advanced PET; he had grown up since then and probably wouldn't miss it. While she isn't very familiar with Digimon, she loves the Summer Wars anime film and has watched it at least four times over.
Other: Aki found a weird purple sword chip on eBay once; she thought it was a bootleg, but decided to buy the chip anyway for the fun of it. She doesn't use it in fear of damaging her new PET.
Shield, First Barrier, Tango
Ciel is a loyal, defense-type navi who seeks to protect her operator from harm. Even pending threat of deletion, Ciel refuses to leave a teammate behind. Ciel has a soft spot for viruses and wants to find a way to continue SciLab's work to reprogram them into helpful data rather than malicious. She considers Tango her pet cat and loves him to death.
Ciel's default weapon charge is the C-Saber. Once charged, she can briefly summon a green, triangular sword and use it to slash a single enemy. Her navi emblem is a small 3D diamond.