Name: Aloe Vera (Vera)
(Sub)Species: Pony - Earth
Orientation: Straight (bi-curious)
Personality: Vera is a very steadfast medical mare and fairly driven in her quest to heal every pony in need. She's ambitious and stubborn when it comes to the health of others, often using force if a patient is resisting her efforts. She will go to great lengths to help other ponies and the like, even those she may call enemies. Though she tends to be one who holds grudges, she doesn't let her personal feelings get in the way of her professional life. She's a very strong willed individual, despite lacking in offensive skill. She isn't afraid to throw a punch, but that doesn't necessarily mean she can dish it out very well. She is very adamant about sticking to her morals, but can often find herself stressed and conflicted over what's right.
If you're someone who managed to gain her trust, Vera will be a very faithful companion. She is the type of friend who will be straight up with you and not give you any bullshit. She won't sugar coat things and may sound harsh at times, but it's only because she respects you enough to tell you the truth. Despite this, she knows when she needs to tone it down and be comforting.
To anyone she would call an enemy, she would do what she can to make your time with her a living hell, to the best of her ability. This often lands Vera in tough situations as she rebels against those who are physically strong than her. She may not be the strongest pony, but she can hold her own for some time, even if she knows she'll lose in the end.
Due to her childhood, she developed a fairly high tolerance for pain and abuse.
Background: Vera grew up in a nomadic lifestyle, her parents often taking her with them on the road. Her mother was a caravan vendor that traveled the Wasteland selling goods to lone travelers and supplying various settlements. Her father was a mercenary who ended up becoming her mothers caravan guard after taking the job. The two of them fell in love during their time together, if Vera's mother hiring her father more frequently until their relationship turned from professional to personal. Very personal..
During one of their routes to a larger settlement, the caravan was attacked. In the wake of a fire-fight, Vera's mother (a unicorn) teleported the frightened Vera to a nearby bush as she and her mate (Vera's Earth pony father) fought off the Raiders. She watched in horror as her father took a bullet for her mother and cried out for them. One of the Raiders took noticed and grabbed Vera from her hiding spot, taking off with her when her father began to shoot back. The last thing she from them was her mother shrieking her name and her father letting out a blood-curdling scream as her shot down the raiders. To this day, Vera doesn't know what became of her parents, but she holds her memory of them close.
The raider who took her brought her back to his camp in an what use to be a hospital. After a careful, and intrusive examination by the leader, Vera was deemed viable to sell off to slavers. During her time with the raiders, before she was sold off to slavers, Vera took advantage of the camp and read up on old medcial books scattered around the hospital when the raiders let her out to tend to some 'clean up'.
She grew up as a slave, being treated very poorly and often times manhandled. She had many owners over the years but they all often returned her due to her rebellious and stubborn personality. She would often fight an argue with her 'masters' who would eventually turn her back over to the slavers. Why they never thought to kill her, she never knew. Vera often thought it was due to her skills with medicine. She was valuable to them.
She was able to finally be free of the slave life when, by chance, a kind, but wealthy client bought her. Over the course of 2 years, her new 'master' fell for her. It was gradual, and in the course of that time, Vera never let up or allow the hardships get to her. The resistance to succumbing amazed the stallion who bought her,
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