SUSUMU takehiko, clansmen Jun 11, 2013 21:58:36 GMT -5
Post by susumu takehiko on Jun 11, 2013 21:58:36 GMT -5
youko 'takehiko' susumu
19 • clansman • female • clan vanguard • red
+ university-level intelligence
- makes emotion-based decisions
- recklessly violent
- skewed moral compass
when she was sixteen, one of her closest female friends was subjected to violence by the high school's ring of bullies. at first there had only been harassment, but when it escalated youko (by this point having adopted the alias 'takehiko' which came about as a joke among her parkour and mma friends, with whom she'd been training since she was thirteen) took things into her own hands and faced the leader of the 'ring' on her own after school. the boy actually had the hots for her, making it was easy to get him alone. she proceeded to beat the ever-living-shit out of him.
the beat-down took place in a city alley rather than on ashinaka island, a member of the red clan happened to see and taking an interest, invited her to join them casually afterward, giving her the location of the bar.
within a week she'd become a red clansman and dropped out of school, confident her 'lesson' would be enough to keep all of her friends safe. she maintained contact with some of her friends for as long as they felt comfortable with a HOMRA associate in their presence, but eventually they dissipated and contact was lost when they moved on to higher education two years later.
at eighteen, takehiko (as she introduced herself by this point, never going out without her hat, goggles, or hoodie) moved from her parents' house and took an opportunity to study abroad for a half-year in spite of the fact she hadn't formally attended school for about two years. her location of choice was russia and the trip was funded by her parents, glad she was pursuing some form of education. the trip was cut short though after a violent turn of events with a temporary fling she had, where her 'boyfriend' was actually a member of a skoptsy cult existing in the modern-day. ironically he was a doctor, and he drugged her prior to performing a masectomy and ovariohysterectomy (in accordance with his cult's rituals), stitching, and bandaging her up with physician's accuracy.
needless to say she immediately returned to japan and, albeit paranoid and practically living at HOMRA nowadays, has since made a full recovery and is back as a fully active member in her clan, with whom she has bonds stronger than blood. she considers them her family - even the members she's not yet spoken much to. most of them know at least some figment of what transpired in russia, but seeing as takehiko is generally honest with them they believe what they've heard. for the most part, the only lasting effect of her experience is that it will be years before she even thinks about dating again (if ever) and she has a great mistrust of doctors - its actually not an event she's entirely hushed up about.
also, while she now appears to be male to anyone that doesn't know her (and sounds like one for the most part unless she laughs or something gets her excited and talking fast), her family knows she's actually a female. she doesn't care if they call her a boy or a girl, even laughing sometimes if they make a joke about her being 'one of the guys', and takes pride in being called such. coincidentally, though, being called something along the lines of 'manly' (if they know better) by an opponent is a nice way to pull her trigger.
two black war fans marked with the HOMRA insignia to match her tattoo and carried in the sleeves of her hoodie. they're not exactly lightweight, and can seriously hurt when one is struck with them in her hands to conduct her aura, or when used as projectiles. they are custom-made of a beryllium (31%)-nickel (31%)-titanium (36%) alloy with carbon nanofibers (2%) grafted in.
ooc name: kane
other characters: shoot me in the foot of I try to make another
face claim: POKEMON • GOLD, susumu takehiko
made by murk for WOJ use only.