Aria Semovente - The Flowing AlchemistAge:
As her name might indicate, Aria is adept at manipulating water molecules. The untrained eye might view what she does as spontaneous generation of liquid water, but what is actually happening is that she is manipulating the temperature of the moisture in the air, heating or cooling it in order to produce desired results. By cooling it, water droplets form. Aria's alchemy allows her to do this so rapidly that she can form and fire blasts of water with enough force to knock a grown man off his feet, or small and thin enough to actually cut flesh. By super-heating moisture, she can even create blasts of steam hot enough to scald. In order to hasten her alchemy, Aria has an alchemical circle on the palm of her left glove - and a much larger more hidden one on the inside of her coat. Background:
Despite the tension between the two nations, Aria's parents moved from Aerugo to Amestris about a year after she was born in order to avoid having to pay up on a number of debts her father had accrued. Despite hoping for a better life the family continued to exist more or less in poverty. Aria's father was an alcoholic and had trouble keeping a steady job, requiring her mother to pick up slack by selling handmade clothing or doing the odd tailoring job. Eventually, Aria's father simply wandered off and mother and daughter never heard from him again. As soon as she was able, Aria found herself a job working as a dishwasher in a kitchen in order to help make ends meet. With the absence of her father, Aria and her mother lived a poor but relatively peaceful and happy life. Aria's mother never re-married, nor did she ever date anyone again.
As Aria grew up she proved to be a quick study in just about any subject she found an interest in. After all, books were inexpensive and could be used again and again. She readily absorbed information wherever she could get it. Alchemy was one thing that instantly grabbed her attention. Especially when she read about one thing that was particularly forbidden; turning things to gold. She even tried it once and met with success, but was so stricken with guilt she threw the gold into a nearby river.
She kept working and honing her skill and quickly found water to be extremely easy to work with. With a promising talent in bloom, she set her eyes upon becoming a State Alchemist so that she could find a better life for herself (and, secretly, support her mother). Personality:
A little jaded, a little cynical. She'll often try to manipulate things to her advantage. Despite what appears to be a classy state of dress, she is actually quite cheap and will do anything in order to avoid having to pay money for something. She tries to play it cool and aloof most of the time, but can be energetic and feisty when situations don't go as planned. Aria is extremely protective of her mother and anyone that becomes her friend. In an effort to maintain her 'cool girl' air, she doesn't like people to see her getting all 'mushy' or 'caring', so she keeps the fact that she spends most of her money on her mother a secret. She is trying to shed her past and doesn't like people knowing she's still relatively poor. At least until this State Alchemist money starts rolling in. Other:
-Aria mostly relies on her alchemy for offense, but is a decent hand-to-hand fighter and an excellent fencer.
-Her umbrella contains a hidden fencing blade.
-Her time working in a kitchen has let her pick up some modest cooking skill and her mother taught her to sew.
-She will find an excuse to avoid paying for anything and likewise will find any excuse to charge you for something.
-Romantically only interested in women.
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-Theme: The Lives We Left Behind