Ashlee "Lee" GiffordAge:
12 in BalambGender:
A type of gun arm pieced together with a variety of purposes in mind. First and the most obvious is it's use as a weapon in the form of mechanical pincers. In an immobile state the weapon looks like a giant can opener. It's capable of also changing its form to fit the task at hand into a variety of simple tools. Specialization:
Techie, Hacker, GadgeteerCurrent Ranking:
"Why's the party over?"Limit Break:
DRONE.EXE Limit Break Description:
DRONE.EXE is a summon-style limit break that calls upon a drone built by Lee herself. Its capable of being upgraded for more functions than normal. Currently it's only set up for a single method of attack.
-HELIGUNNER.EXE: The small flying drone is called in where it begins to spin around quickly in the air to ran down gunfire at multiple targets.
(OOC note: I was hoping that like some other limits from the game that this can be a limit break that continues to grow with other potential upgrade materials found in the game. If that's not alright then I'll probably alter the single attack that this has.)Personality:
Lee is just at home tearing into machines as she hanging out with a group of friends. Despite her mechanical affinities she is not shy or socially awkward at all. In fact she loves jumping onto opportunities for social interactions and enjoys sharing any creations with anyone that may be interested. Backstory:
Lee was born and raised in the town of Fisherman's Horizon to a family of tinkerers. It was in her blood to run a cutting torch and a welder. To tear loose rusted bolts and to piece together frames from nothing but a set of prints on a paper. Even from the age that she could start walking she was spending most of her days in the shop looking over her parents shoulders and poking away at attempts on designs on the computer.
As much as the village was ready to welcome her energy they were not a fan of the approach she wanted to take. She took to weapons immediately. Everything from piecing together a sword from a piece of scrap steel to pneumatic cannons that fired ball bearings. To her these were toys and occasional tools for self defense; even if the threat was the occasional monster visited on the shore line.
Few people were surprised when her accident happened. When tinkering with a strange piece of equipment that had been sitting in the old scrap piles of the village for decades it activated. What was once thought to be an old weapon or vehicle had in fact been a damaged and dormant Guardian Force. It's unexpected awakening was violent and explosive. Part of the makeshift shop came down around Lee resulting in sever wounds on the then young girl. As repayment for repairing it as well as the involuntery injuries Ark chose to allow itself to be junctioned by the young girl.
After that Lee's drive was split. Between her tinkering and strengthening her bond with the Guardian Force. A lifestyle her parents felt was better suited in the hands of a Garden. An opportunity that she was willing to leap at. A chance at better and newer equipment and to better the prosthetic limb that she felt was a blessing in disguise. It was only natural that Balamb would be chosen given its close ties with the town.
Once at the Garden she was somewhat disappointing as a student. She had an exceptional mind but she was scatter brained. Many times in class she was found doodling some sort of new design on everything from a napkin to the desk mounted computers situated in the class rooms. Assignments meant to be taken home were often late or missing entirely. The faculty were often times forced to take away her privelages in the garage where she would spend many nights working on the vehicles.
It wasn't until training in the field that Lee found the need to buckle down on her studies. No matter how well she built her weapons it required practical experience to go along with it. She needed the ability to draw the magic and use it. She needed to find a way to strengthen her Guardian Force. She knew that she had a lot more to learn in order to become a SeeD. Appearance:
Lee stands and a diminutive 5'0" (maybe 5'2" with her hair up) with her hair kept shaved close on the sides of her head. Her hair has been known to change colors often and almost always in bright unnatural shades. While covered in piercings she does try to maintain a professional appearance while in uniform and keep them removed. She has multiple scars across her body that in the year since have been covered by a variety of tattoos.
A face claim alternative appearnace.
Lee discovered Ark among the variety of broken down machinery traded or sold to Fisherman's Horizon for parts and salvage. At first it was thought to simply be a discarded weapon of war that even many people of the small industry town wanted nothing to do with at all due to the nature of such a machine. Lee however let her curiosity get the best her and she delved into it and started repairs. Little did she know that this piece of technology she could hardly understand was in fact a Guardian Force. The violent and explosion awakening of the long dormant Guardian Force gravely injured Lee that resulted in the prosthetic and scars she bears today. It was in the aftermath that the Guardian Force took it upon itself to join Lee and allow itself to be Junctioned to her. Element:
Ark is a living machine whose native form is that of an airship (spaceship in its native canon. Either way). Its large cannon is spinal mounted and makes up a majority of the length of Ark in its ship form. Its limbs are folded up and take up portions of its fuselage. It's legs open up and take up the position of both wings and engines positioned towards the rear. It's capable of transforming between that form and the humanoid form pictured above. If in a fight (I.E. a boss fight) it can fight in either form for different strengths. Bonus:
Auto-scan, Armor, Machine Speech*****Special Attack:
-Special Attack Description:
When summoned Ark is pulled through a portal in the upper atmosphere and begins a straight dive for the target. In the middle of its descent Ark spins rapidly with its limbs flipping outward and dropping its speeds drastically. Its main gun is angled around and stabilized by both arms with a visible glow and arcing electricity running up and down the length of the cannon. While its charging pods open up across Ark's back and a large array of missiles to bombard the entire area. By the time the missiles are done firing the cannon is ready and a single shot is launched creating an explosion to envelop multiple targets.
Machine Speak: A lesser form of Technopathy in almost the same way Empathy is like a lesser form of Telepathy. While it doesn't allow outright communication it would give Lee something of a hint. She could feel stress points in a device almost like pain in a living creature or catch a better glimpse into machine code she may not otherwise be familiar with. In order to read the signals relayed to her it still requires a certain degree of technical understanding.