Ayako is a bit on the shorter side for a Hunter (something she was often teased about growing up in Bherna), with a slim, athletic build. Though she has few scars, she has four large slash marks across her back from a monster attack. She keeps a small part of the monster (resembling a dragonfly's wing) as a part of her armor, specifically as a pauldron on her left upper arm.Role:
Wycademy HunterWeapons: Modified Tobi-Kadachi Insect Glaive
(originally owned by her father, she received it after he passed away, and modified it to be used like a Long Sword)Armor:
Mix of Kadachi Alpha and Beta setsBio:
Born and raised in the village of Bherna, Ayako grew up watching the Hunters of the Wycademy come and go from Bherna to other places, and always desired to be like them. Her parents, both retired Hunters, encouraged her to follow her dream. Unfortunately, a strange, unknown monster attacked Bherna. Though it was repelled by Hunters, many people in the village soon became sick, and Wycademy scholars theorized that the monster had inflicted some kind of disease. Ayako's father was among those who fell ill, and was one of the few whose bodies couldn't fight off the sickness. After her father's funeral, Ayako began training to become a Hunter, and joined the Wycademy. Due to her skill observing and tracking monsters, she was chosen to go to the New World with the Research Commission, and chose to stay to observe Prismata's Comet on behalf of the Wycademy.Other:
- Ayako's style of fighting combines aspects of Aerial and Adept Hunting Styles, focusing on taking advantage of differences in terrain and countering attacks with swift movements at the last possible second.
- Has, on more than one occasion, stolen a monster egg to try and hatch. Unfortunately, the only ones she's managed to grab were duds. On the bright side, she got some omelets out of them.
- While she doesn't outright dislike Felynes, she often looks down on them.
- Often goes through painstaking measures to capture certain monsters alive instead of slaying them because she finds them cute or helpful while out in the field; these include Pukei-Pukei, Kulu Ya-Ku, Tzitzi Ya-Ku, and Dodogama.