►Valentina Mikhalev◄【 28 】【 Female 】【 Asian (Japanese) / Caucasian (Russian) 】 【 Pusher 】【 Division 】【 Bisexual 】Hair:
Dark strawberry blondEyes:
✓Light to heavy choking, feeling something around her throat
Jaded and detached, or at least that's the face that she shows the world the vast majority of the time. It use to be a mask that she would put on to help cope with the things that she was forced to do, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to remember where the mask begins and her flesh begins anymore. Valentina has no ego (if she does it's kept well hidden) and she takes no pride or pleasure in what she does, but she's utterly ruthless and efficient at it. She has to be, because she knows what would happen to her and especially to her loved ones if her results declined and she was no longer of any use to Division. BACKGROUND
Valentina grew up in a good home, her family well-respected thanks to her father holding the rank of Colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, but for reasons that she couldn't understand until later on in her life, she was deprived of many of the freedoms and liberties which her peers enjoyed. From a young age, she was groomed by her parents to one day become an obedient and subservient stay-at-home wife just like her mother was. Even her contact with the outside world was severely limited. She was homeschooled and only occasionally allowed to leave the house, and even that was only permitted when her father or one of her two brothers was available to escort her.
One day, when Valentina was twelve, her mother disappeared. No one knew why or where, not even her father. Everyone just assumed that she ran away to get away from her controlling husband and her tedious life as a housewife, but that explanation had always seemed rather suspect to Valentina. Being the only women in the family, she'd shared a very close bond with her mother and had never known her to be unhappy.
Yuriko, her mother, returned three years later, but not in a way that anyone could have predicted or wished for. She'd been brought home by two police officers, wrapped up in a heavy blanket, looking lost and confused as she mumbled to herself unintelligibly. It had been three years but the woman seemed to have aged more like ten or fifteen. She also had complete amnesia and severe brain trauma that she never recovered from, reducing her to the point where she could no longer even function independently. It was the saddest thing that Valentina had ever seen, and she sometimes wondered whether or not she'd be doing her mother a kindness by putting her out of that misery, but inside of herself she knew that she'd never be able to.
So she took care of her mother in addition to assuming all of the responsibilities around the household like she'd been doing since Yuriko's disappearance, but it didn't last. More men with guns came knocking at their door only a few months later, only this time they had bigger guns, and they'd come to take someone away rather than bring them back. Valentina was in shock when her father summarily explained to her that she had to leave with these men and do as they told her, as it went against practically everything that she'd known up until then. The image of her steely-faced father with tears streaming down his cheeks would haunt her for ever.
Valentina ended up in the FSB headquarters, and - although it was never directly stated to her - she came to understand that her family's safety and well-being depended entirely upon her compliance. They ran all sorts of tests on her, had her speak with psychiatrists for hours on end, pumped her full of drugs and did god knows what else to her while she was under anesthetics until finally her powers manifested themselves. After that she was trained by both the FSB and Division. For the last nine years, Valentina has been used to do a bit of everything. Most often it was counter-terrorism, since she could easily disarm and apprehend even a madman with a bomb strapped to his chest, but not all of her tasks were so noble. She's pushed foreign dignitaries in order to advance Russian agendas, tracked down and captured others with special abilities like herself so that they could 'develop in a controlled environment rather than growing wild and dangerous', and she's been sent on more than her fair share of kill missions.
Something has shaken up the various Division agencies recently, and as part of their recent global alliance, Valentina has been loaned to the American branch for an as of yet undetermined amount of time.EXCESS INFORMATION►
She's been assigned as Patricia Lanye's partner after being transfered to the American Division.〖 Lithium 〗