RangerAppearance:Positive personality traits:
Unshakable, Efficient, ResoluteNegative personality traits:
Cold, Uncompromising, Never RetreatsPre-PPDC experience:
A trained expert in MMA fighting, particularly the Shorin Ryu Karate School and Muay Thai Kickboxing, Sub-contracted to assist in the hand-to-hand combat lessons of the Canadian Armed Forces.Other skills:
Extreme organizational skills from managing a business
Slightly acquainted with computer languageGeneral Backstory:
Karla grew up in a pretty run of the mill household in Vancouver, BC. Her father, Marcus Lémair, a loving, quiet and rather introspective man, worked as a financial consultant and pulled in a fairly sizeable salary every year, necessary when living in a city with such high real-estate costs. Karla's mother, formerly Diana Holton, was also a working woman, a nurse working in the ER. Her earliest childhood were her happiest memories, learning to bake from her mother, spending quality time with her father and generally enjoying the life of a very happy family. The only difference between her and many others was her rather strange hobby and interest of martial arts. Contrary to the norm, however, Karla's parents were very supportive of her hobby, and made every effort to help her explore her interest and newfound talent from the age of seven. Her only issues started when she reached highschool. Her focus and her talents were so far from what were necessary that it became absolutely clear she wouldn't succeed there. Even yet, her love for the world of MMA and it's component arts persisted. Financial issues arose at home, and it made friction between her father and mother. Very much unlike her husband, Karla's mother was under constant stress from her job, on top of being the only one to be in charge of things like helping her education and hobbies. Another couple years into highschool and Karla's mother snapped. She divorced Karla's father and left, leaving Canada entirely to live back in her home town in the states. Karla's father, such an ordinary man, had been in love with his wife for so long that she was the very core of his world. Losing her was a brutal shock to his system that he never recovered from. To escape his own demons, he started taking solace in the bottom of a bottle. Eventually, his alcoholism developed to the point where he had to be let go from his job, and Karla had to drop out from highschool, taking over management of the gym she had attended for many years, while the original owner expanded to another location. Marcus, now completely dependant on his daughter, became abusive and bitter, even as Karla flourished in her position, growing to such a state of expertise that she made an appearance in the national scene. Even the military had an interest in her vast repertoire and expertise in martial arts, contracting her through the gym to assist in the instruction of trainees in the Canadian armed forces. However much Karla was abused by her father, she did love him, and she always had the escape in the ring and at her gym, but everything fell apart April 23, 2015, when Karloff attacked Vancouver.
Karla was away from Vancouver that day, fighting a match in Toronto when she heard the news. She had seen and heard the horrifying news of the previous Kaiju attacks, but when she returned home, it was more than she could possibly comprehend. The gym was destroyed, her home was destroyed, her father, students and friends were all killed when the Kaiju hit their block. Her whole life in tatters, Karla was at a loss. With the removal of sponsorship and the destruction of her gym, her hopes of an MMA career were all but shattered and all the people she held dear were dead, besides her largely absent mother. The only other people Karla had grown close to were some of the men in the military. With very little else to turn to, she went to the colonel in charge of the men she was teaching hand-to-hand, and through him, she was able to reach the opportunity to attempt to join the Pan Pacific Defence Force and the Jaeger program. When it came to hand-to-hand combat, her skills were unrivalled in her group, and when they attempted drifting, she was able to remain calm and cool, even under the most stressful of circumstances. Karla, with her brutal efficiency and cool head under fire, was deemed suitable for piloting a Jaeger, and in combination with her partner, piloted a mark 1 Jaeger quite successfully for years, earning quite the reputation. The story of how she and her partner were actually paired, was an ordeal.
(Reserved for when Evangel makes his character, time for some teamwork writing <3)