Junko Kurowai✣ Hero/Vigilante Name:
5'80" (177 cm) / 110 lbs (50 kg)✣ Personality:
There’s some irony to be said about Junko, especially regarding her Quirk. Indeed, for someone whose power relies on fear, she herself isn’t much vocal in those matters. Or any. Quiet, reserved, and generally only speaking when spoken to or when necessary, Junko finds comfort in keeping to a small circle of friends and acquaintances. Prolonged social behavior tires her out-probably the excuse for the constant bags under her eyes-and she’d rather let actions speak for her words anyway. That, and she’d rather not speak much at all.
If nothing else though, such near-timid behavior does wonders to her Quirk after all. Often she’s been perceived as, “that quiet girl who kind of reminds you of a horror flick ghost”. Given her looks and soft-spoken nature it’s not hard to make such assumptions and these antsy reactions only serve to help bolster her Quirk. Junko isn’t completely inept either; if she notes something will creep out the people around her, she’ll do it, if not for her Quirk, then for a reputation. Perhaps under that shy exterior is a girl who likes mischief more than she’d like to admit…. ✣ Background:
Really, is it any wonder Junko didn’t end up in UA? Or any big-name hero school? Is it really? With a Quirk like hers, Junko was practically destined to be glanced off and put aside for not being “heroic” enough. A fear-based Quirk, especially one that worked in her manner, would have had no place in proper hero society as it stood. Thus, she was recommended to try out for one of the more local schools that were laxed and lenient on the matter. To hear that Madame Obsidian herself, a turncoat villain, was teaching as well proved to also be some inspiration.
Though really, Junko’s started from a long time coming. Even in her youth she’s found more fun in scaring people than actually committing to hero work. If nothing else, she was more than happy to skip over the big wig schools that would no doubt judge her and her Quirk for something smaller and more homely. Even her costume is nothing short of handmade, a mismatch collection of items that, when put together, Junko believes is quite scary under the right lightning. Even so, she’s still scrounging up money to buy an actual chainsaw, not the plastic one she has now. She’ll just chalk it off as a “support item”.
Whether she’s on her way to being a hero in disguise, a vigilante in the making, or a new villain is anyone’s guess. ✣ Quirk:
Junko’s Quirk is named Fear Monger
. A Transformation type Quirk, Fear Monger converts the fear pheromones from the people around Junko into physical power for herself. In apt terms, the scarier she’s perceived, the greater her physical capabilities are increased. Strength, speed, and durability; Fear Monger creates a spike in all these capabilities by feeding pure adrenaline into Junko’s brain and body via fear pheromones in the air. However, the longest lasting time for this effect seems to be four minutes before Junko’s body needs time to rest. ✣ Other:
Perhaps to no one’s surprise, Junko likes horror flicks. Granted, she’ll still shriek and scream-about the most noise you’ll get out of her-at the average poorly framed jump scare, but that doesn’t do much to deter from her enjoyment of them. She has a bad hobby of looking up new ways to scare people as well as researching all the different effects of fear on the human brain. She has an even worse habit of encouraging pranks on people and isn’t below participating in them herself for some fun. Her birthday is also on Halloween, as if the cosmos themselves deemed her existence ironic.