I’m only pickin’ on ya cause you’re fun!Name:
Aya-Meiwakuna (The latter part meaning “annoying” or “troublesome”)Title:
Trickster Fox Meaning:
Masahiro means “perfection.” Species:
Ayame was born to a human mother, and never knew her father. Whenever she asked, her mother would just tell her that he was in a faraway place. As she grew older, she assumed that this meant her father was dead, and Miss Masahiro let her believe it. However, the truth is that even her mother doesn’t know what became of that charming fox that won her heart all those years ago.
Ayame was raised as a human and her mother never spoke of her demonic lineage. She had no tail or ears to give away her origin, and it seemed she would be able to live an ordinary human life. However, it didn’t take long for her to start seeing things that nobody else could. Even as a little girl, she’d talk to ghosts or see little imps scurrying by. Her mother was quick to tell her to keep such things to herself, but that was only a temporary solution. Soon, her vulpine nature began to surface. She would prank her fellow students constantly, skip school, and even got away with shoplifting on a couple of occasions. (Her mischievous nature spawns from her demon heritage, so sealing, suppressing, or purifying her demon blood would likely alter her personality, though to her she would probably feel more broken than "cured.")
Everything reached a boiling point one day, though, when she fell in with a bad crowd. While cutting Middle School, she met up with some delinquents from a nearby High School. It started out with typical shenanigans: vandalism, smoking, looking menacing on the street… But then when school let out and they pulled a poor guy into an alley, Ayame was having second thoughts. They tried to rob him, but he didn’t have any money, so they proceeded to beat the living hell out of him. Ayame watched at first, wanting to fit in, but the pit in her stomach just grew deeper and deeper. This wasn’t fun. Her pranks had never really hurt anyone before, and this was too much, so she told them to stop.
That was a mistake, and the delinquents quickly turned their attention to Ayame. They surrounded her before she could run, and she felt their hands crawl along her shoulders, then grip her tightly. She didn’t know what they were planning on doing, but she became overcome with terror. The rest was a blur. She remembered blue flames, and when she came to most of them were running away with a couple on the ground badly burned. Her demonic ancestry was no longer a secret. Personality |
Power and Techniques |
- Foxfire – A kind of demonic aura unique to kitsune. This blue flame can be manipulated to produce various effects.
- Purifying Flame – Ayame uses foxfire in its raw form to burn her enemies. However, unlike a normal flame, Ayame can determine who it burns and who it doesn’t, thus it “purifies” what she sees as an enemy. The flames shoot out from her, extending up to 20 feet. They can burn flesh, but won't noticeably damage heavy armor. Naturally hard skin will be burned as well; defending against it requires usage of spirit energy/demon auras rather than natural durability.
- Illusory Flame – Ayame can use her foxfire to create tangible illusions. This allows her to create small objects, or coat herself or another in the flame to create a disguise. The illusions require constant concentration, must be within eyesight of Ayame, and are not particularly durable; biting an illusory coin would surly cause it to disappear into a puff of blue flame. However, the illusions can withstand normal handling, such as pocketing said coin. The flames do not burn, and close inspection from someone with high spirit awareness may reveal subtle blue flickers about the object or disguise.
- Internal Flame – By breathing in her foxfire, Ayame can awaken her kitsune blood. She grows her tail and ears, and a set of claws. Her senses become heightened, she becomes faster and more agile, and she gets a small boost to her strength. She can hear whispers around her and even the heartbeat of her opponent, her vision becomes crisp and clear even in darkness, and she can smell the residue of people much like a fox. Her strength, though boosted, is not quite superhuman. She can kick down doors, lift up to 300 lbs, and can kick down doors or perhaps a small tree. The highlight of this boost is her speed. (Easiest comparison: Hiei's first appearance before transforming). Her heightened senses allow her to process things at this speed. However, as she is only half-demon, the form cannot be maintained indefinitely. Her limit in this form is currently five minutes. Likewise, when she reverts to her human form, she feels all the strain she subjected her body to. Due to the strain of this form, she cannot use any of her other foxfire abilities while transformed.