Right, sorry about the delay on my part. Getting back into the swing of things now and have finished Elizabeth! Let me know what you think (:
Elizabeth ComstockCurrent Occupation:
Elizabeth has two things in particular that she does for a living; art and singing. Her artwork is small time compared to some of the bigger artists around, but she does sell the occasional piece; mostly sketches and paintings. She relies more on her singing to keep her funded, booking as many small time gigs as she can fit in at small cafes, pubs and bars and has even taken to busking. She also sings in a choir at the local church, but that isn't something she is paid money for.Home World Information:
Set in 1912, Columbia is a beautiful city suspended in the air through a combination of giant blimps, balloons, reactors, propellers, and mainly "quantum levitation." The city of Columbia was founded by self-proclaimed prophet Zachary Hale Comstock who used his connections in Congress to have the American government build it. They intended the city to become a floating worlds fair and to display to the world the success for American exceptionalism. Under Comstock's rule, Columbia became a militant pseudo-Christian utopian society that worshiped him as a divine prophetic figure and the Founding Fathers of the United States as religious icons. Despite Columbia's apparent utopia exteriors, it is soon revealed to be a hidden dystopia. Institutional racism and elitism are widespread in the city, with White supremacy of the upper and middle classes heavily enforced by the government as law. Despite the drive for racial purity in Columbia, people of minority races are brought in to the city as a source for cheap labor. They are the underclass of Columbia, and are subjugated to serve mainly as slaves or indentured servants. As a result of this subjugation, minorities are largely relegated to menial and hard labor with no obvious opportunity for upward mobility. Racial segregation is also heavily enforced within the city, to the point where interracial couples face the risk of a public stoning. Thanks to one of the most powerful businessmen in Columbia, Jeremiah Fink, an item called Vigors has been manufactured; vials of seemingly harmless liquids that will cause the user to acquire a power of sorts. There are more than one specific vigor, though Elizabeth is not known to use them.Appearance/Style Description:
Standing at 5'6", Elizabeth is a pretty young thing with a slender figure, slightly hour-glass figure. She has long, dark brown, bordering on black hair and a pair of piercing blue eyes. Her right pinky is always covered with a silver thimble to hide her misshapen finger; an accident that occurred during the early days of her childhood when she was but an infant. Her hair is usually tied back, though there are occasions she likes wearing it down. Though she has been cast from her home world, her style is very similar, picking longer dresses or skirts above pants of any kind. Anything girly is OK by her. Elizabeth is always seen to be wearing a pretty ribbon and lace choker with a dark pendant decorating it; an empty birdcage is all that adorns the pendant. Personality:
Despite years of isolation, Elizabeth has a free-willed, almost childlike spirit. She has a biting wit and sarcastic humor but can also be a little mischievous; mainly demonstrated by her skill of lock picking and finding items that some might not see after a few glances. At the same time, she possesses an immense amount of reserve and determination, as she is able to focus on her goals and move past stressful situations relatively quickly, though they still affect her deeply. The only thing to keep her company in her prison was books, Elizabeth is a fountain of information, ranging from lock-picking to medical treatment. Despite her immense intellect, her determination and lack of life experience have made her somewhat reckless, and she does not always think her plans through.History:
Elizabeth, originally named Anna DeWitt, was born in 1893 to Booker DeWitt and an unknown mother who died during childbirth. Booker, then a Pinkerton agent, was expelled from the agency after Anna's birth for his use of extreme brutality in quelling a workers' strike. Booker then descended into depression, excessive drinking, and gambling, building up a large debt burden. Later that year, Booker was contacted by Robert Lutece, a representative of Father Zachary Hale Comstock, an enigmatic man who offered to pay off all of Booker's debts in exchange for Anna. On October 8th, Booker gave Anna to Robert as instructed; however, feeling immediately regretful for his actions, he pursued Robert to retrieve her. He found Robert at an open Tear between dimensions, and struggled with Comstock to take Anna back, as Rosalind Lutece looked on. His efforts were in vain, and the three escaped with Anna through the Tear. As the portal closed, it severed Anna's pinkie finger when she reached out for her father, placing her simultaneously in two different realities.
Anna was taken to the floating city of Columbia, built in a parallel universe by Comstock, an alternate version of her father who was unable to have his own biological children. Seeing that Columbia would fall without an heir, he set Robert and Rosalind Lutece to retrieve Anna to ensure the city's continued prosperity. The populace of the city was told that Anna, renamed Elizabeth, was a miracle child who grew in Lady Comstock's womb for only seven days before her birth. Elizabeth was to be upheld as the heir to Comstock's throne who would one day "cleanse the Sodom of the world below." However, Lady Comstock believed that Elizabeth was the bastard child of Rosalind and Comstock, and demanded that the child be removed from her home. Around this time, Tears in reality began to appear in Columbia, confusing and terrifying the populace. These appearances were likely caused by Elizabeth's arrival in the city, as it was eventually determined that she had the ability to create Tears in space-time at will. Because of this ability and Lady Comstock's fervent rejection of her, Elizabeth was moved to Monument Island for containment and study. One of these Tears contained the city of Rapture and the works of Dr. Yi Suchong such as Plasmids and Protectors known as the Big Daddy. Fink and Suchong collaborated on a protector for Elizabeth - and thus the Songbird was created by Jeremiah Fink to guard her. Elizabeth bonded with the Songbird through an act of kindness when it crashed into her tower and she found its oxygen tube detached. Elizabeth reattached it and thus the Songbird imprinted on the young girl.
As Elizabeth grew she spent her time reading, appreciating art, learning a variety of skills (such as dressmaking, painting, and lock picking), and experimenting with Tears. By the time Elizabeth reached puberty, she began to resent Songbird and wished to leave her tower. When her powers peaked during puberty, allowing her to not only open tears but also create new ones, the Lutece twins constructed a device to control Elizabeth's use of her powers. They installed the Siphon in her tower to keep her from achieving her full potential.
Elizabeth remained in her tower until July 6, 1912, the anniversary of Columbia's secession, when Booker DeWitt finally arrives in the city. Current Situation:
Wandering, trying to find out more about the situation and trying to find ways she can help.Weapon:
The Paddywhacker Hand Cannon
is a six-shot revolver capable of excellent accuracy and vast stopping power. Though slow to fire and quick to run low on ammunition, the Hand Cannon is effective against standard enemies and elite foes alike.
is designed for both transport and combat. The tool is fitted with a series of gears and three rotating scoops to attach to the Sky-Lines running through the city of Columbia, allowing Elizabeth to ride and eject from them at will. While riding a Sky-Line Elizabeth can strike an enemy from the air, inflicting critical damage. On ground, the Sky-Hook inflicts moderate amounts of damage per hit, and can be used on weakened enemies to perform a devastating (and gory) execution, killing them instantly. Special Powers:
○ Tears/Portals - Elizabeth can see or create tears/portals which in short is a rip in atmosphere. This allows her to open these tears wider, opening portals into other worlds. Thing is, these portals don't always go her way and she cannot see what is on the other side, not completely; most of her tears come completely random to her. Elizabeth can also pull items from these worlds, into her own, though this doesn't always go to plan either.Strengths:
○ Lock Picking - Due to spending most of her life in confinement (through no choice of her own) Elizabeth had no only planned her escape, but also attempted it more than once as well. This mostly resulted in her learning to pick locks and so long as she has the right equipment, she could be useful by getting into places.
• Cryptography - Another fruit of her labor from her time locked up in her tower is her skill to decipher codes and puzzles. Others may have no idea to the answers of these puzzles, but Elizabeth, although no means a master in this art, could give any cryptic code a decent pop.
○ A Listener - Elizabeth is a friendly person and a good listener. She's easy to warm up to, even if some may have their apprehensions about her at first. This life skill also makes her a quick learner; you won't get her asking questions once the lesion has already been explained.
• Keen Eyes - Being very aware of her surroundings has its perks. Elizabeth can spot items even in the heat of battle that others may not see straight away, if at all. From ammunition to health kits, even to money, she's always willing to give a helping hand and pick up these items that people may need.Weaknesses:
○ Melee Combat - While Elizabeth can handle herself via basic self defense, she could in no way go up against more than one enemy and would do much better with a distance between them.
• Naive - Although this contributes to her 'happy-go-lucky' quirk, this can also make Elizabeth reckless and that can be dangerous. She doesn't tend to think of the consequence of her actions and if she doesn't want to do something shes strongly against, she won't.
○ Violence - Elizabeth struggles with watching or being a part of any sort of violence; though she knows that sometimes it can be necessary. It doesn't mean she has to enjoy it.
- Rainbow ♥