A/N: Iji is pronounced "ee-gee" as in "Luigi".Current Occupation:
Security guard at a Protagonist facilityHome World Information:
Iji's Homeworld is nearly destroyed--it first fell victim to a coordinated space-to-ground Tasen bombardment, referred to as an Alpha Strike, which decimated most of the surface.
This occurred before Iji was ever aware of Legion and the other worlds in danger. As of now, her planet is a wreck, and the humans there are gradually rebuilding...but there is no tactical advantage present other than possibly acquiring Tasen and Komato weaponry. Neither race is suited to assist Legion, however--The Tasen are almost guaranteed to be extinct. The Komato have all left Earth after Iji defeated General Tor and convinced him to call off the Komato Alpha Strike (you can see the charge-up in the background clouds in the video below)
, which would have finished off all remaining life for good.Appearance/Style Description:
The first thing most people notice about Iji is her height. In her game, she was at age 20, and at 6 feet and 3 inches tall. Now, however, she has grown before being locked in the game world's suspended age growth at 6'5", age 24
. In any case, Iji's surprising height forces a number of Protagonists to actually look up to address her in all her grace. This tends to lead to awkward situations on occasion. As she did on her world, Iji wears a sleeveless top and knee-length shorts, which will reveal lean, limber-looking muscles. Her brown hair usually looks a bit messy, but she tries to look after it.Personality:
Iji is best described as a woman with quite a lot of strength, keeping the will to use it when needed. Allies are generally easy to get along with if they're not impacting the safety of others--not just Iji herself. Friends are treated a little more personally with bone-crushing hugs that lift them off their feet, and new people are just as likely to get a warm welcome, if not being directly sought out. She can be a jokester and get in on the funny pranks, maybe set one up herself if need be. However, all the nice aspects of her end where Legion and other foes are concerned. Iji faces threats with extreme prejudice, and bottled-up rage that she's chosen when and where to dispense tactfully. Still, she has a strong moral sense of right from wrong, and this is one trait that very often shows.History:
Iji has not spent much time as a Protagonist--or rather, not much time fighting at at. Her elevated role began after the extensive damage done to her homeworld by an alien invasion. From there, she woke from a coma to find that a team of scientists, including her brother Dan, had "installed" alien technology in her to grant her a fighting chance. With help from Dan(he was not similarly gifted, and had to direct Iji while inside an isolated control room), she fought off and killed a large number of Tasen soldiers until Dan caught wind of another alien force being mentioned--the Tasen were running from another race. Believing this to be a chance at saving their world, the two of them managed to send a distress signal...only to find that the Komato, the race that answered, was far worse and willing to annihilate all of Earth for the sole purpose of guaranteeing that the Tasen were extinct.
Iji, by herself, cut down a number of both alien races and even boarded a ship to destroy the Phantom Hammer superweapon equipped onboard. Though that effort was made moot by more ships that showed up, and more powerful and skilled soldiers that put Iji to the test. A Komato assassin named Asha got the better of her, and killed Dan. For the rest of the game, Iji was in denial about his death, even speaking to herself as if Dan was still around. However, in this state, she still pressed onward.
Tor, the general leading the Komato military, was planning an Alpha Strike--despite the Tasen's own already having put Iji's world in shambles. In a bid of desperation, Iji made her way to him and tried to convince him to stop, but her established status as the killer of hundreds of Tasen and Komato soldiers, made her efforts moot. The exchange revealed, however, that General Tor was bitter about the entire conflict between the Tasen and Komato, although at this point he felt compelled by the rest of his race to finish the war for good, and confirm the Tasen's destruction.
He ordered his fleet to begin charging for the Alpha Strike while Iji stood right in front of him, challenging her to fight him and show just how strong her convictions were. Tor himself had a personal version of a Phantom Hammer, with a massive mech to boot--but Iji managed to defeat him, and afterward he called off the strike. The rest of the Komato fleet left Earth in its crippled state, which allowed for it to rebuild.
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Iji spent much of her time trying to help restore some parts of the world, and this worked for a few years--until a small handful of Protagonists approached her. Telling her about the malicious force known as Legion, doing to other worlds the same thing that had been done to hers. They convinced the cyborg to pitch in and help out on the frontlines.Current Situation:
Iji is still working on the frontlines, aimlessly wondering what to do with herself. There is a bit of a mission, however; ensuring that no Tasen or Komato technology fall into Legion hands, because the result would be devastating. If replicas of General Tor's armor are ever found, Iji has sworn to destroy them on the spot--there is no telling how much damage such a weapon could inflict.
That, and she has ample reason to fear fighting something like that again--one of its most dangerous attacks is capable of annihilating Protagonists. She does not know if the crossover will make it weaker or stronger, but she will not leave anything to chance. The Phantom Hammer is too dangerous under any circumstance.
Iji's primary weapon is the one from her own homeworld, dubbed a Nanogun by her definition. It is a relatively rare weapon taken from the Tasen. In more technical terms, it is a "Tasen-made replica of a Komato General GEN2 Pre-loader." The gun itself is very versatile, with the ability to assimilate weapons and morph itself in order to fire different types of projectiles. The "shotgun" function is the default, and the only projectile weapon that has infinite ammo. The launched pellets only fly for a few meters before ceasing to exist.
The Nanogun can morph into 8 basic Nanoweapons, with 8 more possible that serve as "hybrids"--in order to make a hybrid, she must have specific basic weapons in her possession first, and the hacking skill required to succeed. 2 more are unlockable. All explosives, except for the nuke(Yes, there's a nuke, but it only deals a set amount of damage, and does not blow everything up like it implies), can deal friendly fire damage to Iji. The nuke and all other weapons can harm, allies in range.(A/N: the last unlockable weapon is literally a game breaker with random effects, which I will not be using. The other unlockable would be unattainable by this version of Iji that I'm using. You can see all of the weapons here--the two I refer to are numbers 18 and 19.)StatsStrength
: - 3-- Iji's abilities have been augmented. For strength, she is notably dangerous--with her game-specific stats leveled, a kick on her part could smash, or flip a car, and that says nothing about someone unfortunate enough to receive such a kick.Agility
: - 2-- Her mobility was fairly okay on her homeworld, due to most of her enemies being encumbered by armor, but as circumstances have it now, that advantage is no longer valid.Stamina
: - 3-- Iji is a tank, and with her Nanofield, she is used to taking large amounts of punishment; on her world, she took direct hits from rockets, bullets, plasma cannons, laser swords/daggers, and more sci-fi, powerful weaponry. Like anyone else, however, she has limits and can go down for the count.Power
: - 0-- Iji does not have special attacks--her abilities lie in the strength of her body and her projectiles, as well as her durability. She has one desperate powerful attack, but it still requires ammunition. (Point was assigned to agility.)Reputation
: - 0-- Iji was referred to as a "Human Anomaly" in her world by the aliens, on account of her Nanofield, weaponry, and single-handed killings of Tasen and Komato soldiers. Outside of that world, virtually no one has heard of her. It's something she prefers.Special Powers: (A/N: These are not from the game; they are mostly for crossover convenience and to replace the dependency on power-ups, which I'm assuming do not exist outside of her game:)Limited Hammerspace:
Her Nanogun is of alien design, and even for her, the weapon is friggin' huge; Tasen soldiers are usually 7', while Tasen Elites, more likely to use a Nanogun like Iji's, are around 9'. Iji is just 6'5", as stated before. It wasn't long before she sought a way to not have to carry such a huge weapon around all the time.Video-Game Conversion:
She can assimilate ammo or weapons common in other worlds, into the appropriate, equivalent resources for her Nanogun (getting bullets for a rifle would equal ammo for her machinegun, or converting an RPG would equal gaining her rocket launcher basic weapon, for example.)Strengths: Durable Nanofield:
She is a nanotechnology-enhanced human with a reverse-engineered Tasen Nanofield, making her into a kind of cyborg. Although she doesn't wear armor beneath her Nanofield, Iji is tough as nails--and capable of taking hits that would tear most people into bloody chunks after one. Explosions and vicious melee attacks are more likely to just send her flying backwards, as they tended to do on her homeworld. The Nanofield is required to survive--if it collapses, Iji will explode and become little more than a fine mist. It can be penetrated to harm Iji's flesh and blood body beforehand, however--it is actually easy to penetrate, just hard to collapse.Versatile weapon set:
See "Weapon" section above.Fierce, aggressive against opponents:
Iji has little desire for combat, and dislikes the kind of person she has become because of it, but she will still not hesitate to put her arsenal to good use. Enemies that threaten the lives of innocents and Protagonists will be dealt with. Friends are protected on a level that is borderline psychotic.Weaknesses: -Limited Munitions/Ammo dependent:
Only three functioning weapons on the Nanogun have infinite ammunition, and of those, only one(the shotgun) actually involves firing a projectile. The other two project useful energy fields around Iji, but only last for an instant--so they require good timing to use. )
→ The hybrid weapons described are powerful, but they also generally consume more ammo than the basic weapons.
A common problem for tank-like characters is that they are not the best at dodging. This applies to Iji and is played straight: Although she can jump several meters into the air, her mobility is otherwise lacking until sufficient upgrades become available.
An ability that Iji has from the start of the game. Within her game, she has a hack-like ability referred to as "cracking", which is used to bypass security, tamper with enemy Nanofields, etc. She is able to "crack" her own Nanofield--doing this allows her to reallocate her points(from her game, not GPaW), but has heavy, immediate drawbacks:
→ All ammo types are reduced to 10, this ammunition cannot be recovered
→ All weapons the Nanogun assimilated are split from the gun, reformed and dropped. Iji will have to assimilate them all again.
→ Her health drops to critical levels
→ Obviously, as intended, her stats are reset
None of these are things she wants in the middle of a battle.Retribution:
Her special attack can only be performed once, and has a long cooldown afterward(a few hours' worth).-Fragmenting mental state:
Iji's family is dead--her brother, Dan, was alive when she was awakened to fight the alien forces, but he was killed over the course of the game by a deadly assassin named Asha. She took it hard and is in denial; she may hallucinate and believe she is speaking to Dan when no one is actually there. Losing comrades in battle or broken friendships for any reason can further agitate her mental health. The many people she's killed are slowly driving her to heartless apathy, with brief bouts of intense regret and depression.