🔹 Hiyori KozlovskyVigilante Name
🔹 Iron MaidenAge
🔹 24 Years OldSpecies
🔹 Mother from Japan, Father from RussiaNationality
🔹 Technically RussianOccupation
🔹 Professional HeroAlignment
🔹 Reluctantly Lawful Good
🔹 The story of how Hiyori came to be starts back in post-World War II. Yoko Harukichi's father was an officer for the Imperial Japanese Army and following their defeat, he was one of the many Japanese that were captured and put to work by the Soviet Union at the time. Several years of hard labor had passed grueling but to Yoko's father, he had nothing else in life with his family perishing in the nuclear denotation of Hiroshima. When his release finally came, he did not have the courage to return to his homeland and settled in Russia as close as he could get to Japan, Vladivostok. There, he married and produced one daughter before his early death from illness.
Hiyori's was conceived when a chance encounter had occurred between a second generation Japanese immigrant had encountered a mysterious man. A drifter, he was only passing through Moscow where he managed to meet and bed Yoko Harukichi ( a student at the time). It was one night but that was all it took for Yoko to become impregnated and set to be married the following week, Yoko became worried about the repercussions of her one night of unfaithfulness. Although considered disrespectful, Yoko remained silent about the affair and married her betrothed, Ivan Kozlovsky, anyway. When it became obvious Yoko was pregnant, the claim was made that she was bearing Ivan's child and went ahead with the pregnancy. To her relief, the child came out blond, just like the father.
Growing up in her childhood and adolescences, Hiyori always had a wild side to her, something that Ivan always believed to have given her. She was tough, almost ruthless, with a hot-temper to match and all those attributes added up to her constantly getting into fights and scraps with the other kids, winning every fair fight and even most of the unfair ones. It only became harder for other kids to fight her when her body slowly increased in density.
She had a reputation that was well received in her city and despite being well liked, her relationship with her parents was quite dysfunctional. From the very beginning, Hiyori had always felt like something was off, like some secret was being kept from her. Both her parents had just this aura of really pissing Hiyori off all the time and none so much as her father. Needless to say, this strained their relationship quite a bit, so much so, that when the time came for Hiyori to live independently, she left the country.
Hiyori lived some time in Japan finding work first as a bouncer to some club before her talents of beating the shit out of people were noticed by more "off the beat" types. A smaller syndicate of organized criminals recruited her as muscle for their operations. She was taught a few things but most importantly how to fight. This lifestyle had her believing there was promise, like it was her calling, but a few years and she feels the itch to leave. There is something more out there and she isn't going to be some glorified body guard for the rest of her life.
Without an actual record of trouble, she managed to get a temporary visa into the United States. There was real money and glory to be had in recognition in the States and Hiyori sought that opportunity out. In order to become a celebrity hero, she had to start with the small stuff. Fire rescues, crime stopping, and so on until her name finally stuck. Now she lives off of the revenue of just her image in the form of merchandise. Notable Relations
🔹 No one, really.Resources
🔹 Sure, some.Everyday Skills
🔹 Not really much else.
🔹 Brute Force usually works out well for the Iron Maiden. Her enhanced strength and durability mean she usually be as reckless as she wants as many attacks are ineffective against her.Strengths
🔹 As earlier mentioned, heightened strength and durability mean she can take pretty much anything you throw at her. Her increased weight makes it very difficult to push her around and knock her off her feet. Once she gets going, she is hard to stop. Weaknesses
🔹 Stubborn approaches often leave oversights. She is likely to miss the reason why you are leading her to a particular place or other more nuanced maneuvers in battle that serve a tactical purpose.Equipment
🔹 She does not need any equipment to be effective.
🔹 Iron Hide was a short-winded way of summarizing what Hiyori's mutation could do. Basically the implication is that her skin is like iron but complexities of the mutation go far deeper than that. The truth extent of her mutation goes down to the molecular level. All her bodily cells have a similar molecular makeup as that of a strange cobalt-like alloy. Her body has thus far presented no anatomical or physiological issues with the change and has instead benefited greatly from the change. One oddity that is physically observable is when the light hits just right you can see a slight glitter of blue.
Due to her cellular density being nine times the density of an average person, Hiyori weighs around half a ton. Her anatomical structure have compensated for this change in weight with a muscle and bone structure that is far stronger and flexible than the average human's. So she has enhanced strength, roughly maxed out at twice her body weight (1 ton). In addition to strength, she is rather difficult to physically harm. All parts of her body are highly resistant to injury with light arms fire and sharp objects failing to pierce her flesh. The chemical composure also ensures her to be highly resistant to heat damage.Weaknesses/Limitations
🔹 If one is seeking to damage Hiyori, then some stronger forms of blunt trauma can occur if one had a significant amount of impact employed. For a more cartoon-ish example, dropping a steel beam on top of her would knock her unconscious and likely cause some hemorrhaging. An opponent could use stronger firepower such as a high caliber rifle to try and pierce her flesh but it would have to be a very big gun.
However one does not need to be so drastic in order to incapacitate her.
Cobalt, or at least the alloy within her, is highly magnetic and can be manipulated by the usage of powerful magnets. A powerful magnet could keep her anchored in a preferred position. Lacking a magnet, one could simply use an electrical current or even a taser to stop Hioryi with ease as her metal composition conducts electricity with great efficiency, meaning she is very likely to feel the effects of anything electric. Additionally, the utilization of agents such as gas or liquid to cause internal trauma may work.