Not to be a ninja or anything, but, well, ninja
Acadian AmericanBrief Bio:
Natalie was born in Nova Scotia, Canada but her parents moved to Boston, Massachusetts before her first birthday. Her father was a member of the Halifax Police Department, then the Boston Police Department, and eventually a US Marshall, while her mother a pediatrician. Natalie is one of three children, the oldest after her younger sisters Melissa and Linda. Growing up, Natalie could never be counted among the most intelligent of her classmatess, but she was easily one of the most focused students in her school. Even from a younger age she fought to get good grades, struggling viciously with mathmatics, even into her later teen years. To make up for struggling to learn, she developed a fierce sense of determination and as she grew, developed a personal drive she used in everything, from sports to education to her friends.
Natalie had few friends going up, preferring to stick to a close, tight group of good friends, instead of a larger group of 'maybes', as her grandmother frequently termed it. Natalie found she loved mysteries, be they real or from books, primarily because it gave her a type of puzzle to solve, where pieces were not immediately obvious and rarely made clear, at least until she put it all together. While other teenagers in high school focused on various things, Natalie had decided early she'd be somehow involved with solving things, and since she was no good at science of applied mathmatics, she felt drawn towards law enforcement, perhaps a cop of some kind. No one in her family was particularly surprised when she decided this at the experienced age of 15, but no one above her father was as pleased, considering the line of men on her fathers side were cops for almost 100 years.
Through high school, it became quickly obvious once Natalie hit puberty that she had remarkable sensory perception, and impressive manual dexterity. All of this was discovered early through sporting events with school teams, where she excelled in precision sports such as basketball, tennis, hockey and volleyball, among others. It wasn't until her senior year that her parents and coaches decided she was well above average, despite not having any acuity for athletics before entering high school. When she was tested, it was revealed she had well above-average manual dexterity, even compared to adults, and her hearing and eyesight were all well above normal. Her eyesight, just before her 18th birthday, was measured to be 20/8.
After graduating high school at the age of 18, Natalie went to the University of Phoenix, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, in just over 4 years. From there, she began studies in the field of psychology, obtaining a bachelor of science in psychology in 4 years before she was recruited by the FBI. They were particularly interested in not only her fields of education, but also in her superior senses. She proved an adept recruit, excellent at marksmanship, problem solving and deductive reasoning, enough so that as soon as she became a Special Agent, she was transfered to the Major Cases unit for Violent Crimes. She spent about a year investigating various types of violent crimes, from homicide to armed robberies. Natalie proved herself a capable Special Agent, solving a handful of crimes and earning a bit of prestiege in the Bureau.
Natalie sent an application to her superiors a few weeks after her 28th birthday, requesting to join the Critical Incident Response Group, as she wanted to refocus her attention on negotiation and higher risk cases. It was through her physical examination that her eyesight was revealed to be closer to 20/6 and her hearing and spacial awareness just as adept. Her manual reflexes were proven to be above average, though not nearly so as her perceptive attributes. Combined with her pristine and impressive service record up until now, she was transfered to the Unusual Cases department.Personality:
Natalie is focused, perhaps overfocused at times, and determined but cautious. She is outgoing and kind, friendly, but prefers to focus on her professional life instead of her personal life. She is good at getting others to trust and confide with her.Reason for joining the FBI:
Interest in criminal justice and law enforcementReason for being in the Unusual Cases Dept.:
Well above-average sensory(eyesight, auditory hearing) perception and manual reflexes.Ons:
Honesty, integrity, people who can show emotions, chasing criminals, solving cases.Offs:
Complacency, heavy alcohol/drug abuse, people with a high intelligence and a superiority complex.Special Notes:
Natalie is an excellent marksman and very good at questioning people, both suspects or victims, and picking truth from lies. She is also very talented at 'creating' a series of events based on evidence.
To be specific about her 'special' attributes, she is not abnormally good with her reflexes, just above the average. Simply, she has very sharp eyesight, can hear things clearly, and has very good hand to eye coordination and control over her actionable limbs, hands and feet and all that.