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Old 02-09-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Name: Nozara D. Emi
Age: 17
Sex: Female
Height: 5’ 9”

Character Type: Shinobi

Country/Village: Sunagakure
Rank: Chuunin
Division: KAZE Investigator

Physical Description: It is well known that the entire appearance of Nozara Emi can change upon a simple whim. In the blink of an eye, a young, appealing brunette could change to anything from a mere wide-eyed child to an elderly man.

Emi, in her natural state, has a rather slim figure built for speed and stealth rather than power and strength as is common in some of her peers. Her skin would typically appear rather fair, though living in a desert environment obviously has an impact and generally gives her a certain sun-kissed glow. Her hair is generally pinned back in a playful and messy fashion, as putting a lot of effort into a perfect hairstyle is rather useless when living in a wild and windy desert.

Her brown eyes are indeed the window to her soul. They typically twinkle with an easy-going joviality, but will harden with determination and focus should the need arise. Her countenance has often been described as ‘cute’ though she would certainly not be noticeable enough to stand out from the crowd. Blending in is, after all, her forte.

Clothing: Given her job description, there isn’t any attire which would be described as typical for Emi. When not on duty, she prefers relatively simple garb, generally consisting of form-fitting tank tops and comfortable jeans. Granted, such clothing would leave her open to abuse from the harsh conditions in which she lives, so she often carries a jacket, cloak, or some other article of clothing meant for protection from the sun and wind.

In the midst of missions, Emi usually opts for more standard attire. She wears her shinobi flak jacket, making use of its many pockets for the tools of the trade. She pairs this with long, slim-cut pants in a dark shade. She sports leather gloves as well as boots much of the time, as she hates the feel of sand between her toes. Her hitai-ate can be found tied to the upper portion of her right arm. A small, custom-made satchel is slung at her back, the strap crossing the front of her torso from her right shoulder to her left hip. This peculiar bag appears to be a simple backpack, but in truth it holds an excessive amount of sand.

Under all of this, however, it should be noted that she wears a special bodysuit which allows her to change her entire appearance as she chooses. As a result, she also carries a lot of clothing on her person (sealed within scrolls) to change things up as needed.

Personality: Emi has undergone a good many changes in recent months, influencing both her appearance as well as her demeanor. Most would say it has been a change for the better, though the young woman herself views it as a simple matter of growing into the person she was meant to be.

In the past Nozara Emi would have been described as a wallflower if one were even able to remember her at all. In youth she was terribly shy and timid, but recently she has blossomed (both physically and mentally) into something quite different. The air of coyness has finally been replaced with a very distinct confidence. Anxiety has at long last been swapped with a relaxed persona, and it seems the young woman has made a complete turnabout in her view of the world.

She has struggled a great deal (even in her short lifetime) to become what she is today. In a world and a village filled with extraordinary shinobi, Emi had fallen to the wayside as average. Nothing set her apart from the others or served as proof that she could and would become something great. As a result, the kunoichi’s patience and ability to think on the fly can hardly be matched.

Emi has finally found comfort and confidence in her skills for espionage. She no longer feels inadequate in comparison to her peers. Now that she’s recognized her niche and has found her place among Sand’s investigators, she no longer worries about the judgments of others. She’s finally ready to enjoy life for what it is.



Nindo: "I want to be Hokage!"

Clan/Bloodline: None.


Combination Archetype: Bookworm
Archetypes: Ninjutsu Specialist – Genjutsu Specialist
Combo Special: You may spend up to two rather than one thread points on jutsu. The second point spent on jutsu must always be a Genjutsu or Ninjutsu.
Stat Merit: +2 to Power, +1 to Control, +2 to Willpower, +1 to Intelligence
Stat Flaw: -4 to Strength, -1 to Tactics, -1 to Stamina

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Statistics

Physical (27)

Strength: 1 -4 +11 +2(Thread) = 10 (+9 Fushichou Buyou)
Speed: 1 +11 +1(AP) = 13 (+13 Fushichou Buyou)
Stamina: 1 -1 +5 +2(Thread) = 7 (+5 Fushichou Buyou)

Mental (24)

Intelligence: 1 +1 +8 +5(Thread) = 15
Tactics: 1 -1 +9 +2(Thread) = 11
Willpower: 1 +2 +7 +1(Thread)= 11

Chakra (30)

Power: 1 +2 +10 +4(Thread) = 17
Control: 1 +1 + 10 +4(Thread) = 16
Reserves: 1 +10 +4(Thread) +1(AP) = 16

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Jutsus and Techniques:

Sand Genjutsu
Stage 1
- Kimen (Demon's Mask) [3 Intelligence, 2 Reserves]
Stage 2
- Nigemizu Fukumen (Mirage Veil) [6 Reserves, 5 Power, 5 Intelligence]
Stage 3
- Moutsui (Pursuers) [9 Willpower, 9 Intelligence, 7 Reserves]
- Kai (Release) [9 Reserves, 9 Power, 7 Intelligence]
Stage 4
- Wasureppoi (Forgetful) [12 Reserves, 11 Power, 10 Control, 12 Willpower]
- Koujin (Mundane World) [14 Reserves, 13 Power, 11 Control, 10 Intelligence]

Sand Ninjutsu
Stage 1
- Suna Kojinmari (Sand Compaction) [Power 3, Tactics 2]
- Suna Koutai (Sand Shift) {Replacing: Suna Yadama Ooikakusu} [Intelligence 3, Reserves 3]
- Suna Bunshin (Sand Clone) [Power 2, Willpower 2]
Stage 2
- Tsuitou Suna (Tracking Sand) [Power 6, Control 6, Intelligence 4]
- Daisan no Me (The Third Eye) [Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4]
Stage 3
- Suna Kawarimi (Sand Replacement) [Intelligence 9, Willpower 9, Control 7]
- Panku Suna no Yoroi (Bursting Sand Armour) [Power 9, Control 9, Intelligence 7]
- Suna Kyuutai (Sand Sphere) [Power 8, Control 8, Reserves 6]
Stage 4
- Sunagakure (Hidden Sand) [Power 12, Control 11, Reserves 10, Intelligence 12]
- Suna Kenshutsu (Sand Detection) [Intelligence 12, Willpower 11, Tactics 10, Power 12]
- Suna no Futoiude (Great Arm of Sand) [Power 14, Control 13, Reserves 11, Willpower 10]
Stage 5
- Suna Ryuu (Sand Dragon) [Power 17, Control 16, Reserves 16, Intelligence 15]

Global Ninjutsu List and Yagyou Swaps
Stage 1
- Henge No Jutsu (Transformation Technique) [Control 3, Intelligence 2]
Stage 2
- Kinobori / Kabenobori no Jutsu (Tree / Wall Walking Technique) [Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4]
- Kyou Masukingu no Jutsu (Sound Masking Technique) [Intelligence 6, Tactics 5, Control 5]
Stage 3
- Fukuwajutsu (Ventriloquism) [Intelligence 9, Tactics 9, Control 7]
- Henshin (Metamorphosis) [Intelligence 10, Tactics 10, Control 8]
- Kyomu (Faceless) [Power 10, Control 10, Willpower 8] (Swapped in place of Chakra Tsuitou no Jutsu)
Stage 4
- Shunshin no Jutsu (Instantaneous Body Technique) [Power 12, Control 11, Reserves 10, Intelligence 12]
- Honyaku (Encryption) [Intelligence 12, Tactics 11, Willpower 10, Power 12] (Swapped in place of Saihen no Te)
- Bifuu (Zephyr) [Power 14, Control 13, Reserves 11, Tactics 10] (Swapped in place of Tessayose no Jutsu)
- Tessayose no Jutsu (Iron Chain Calling Technique) [Power 14, Control 13, Reserves 11, Tactics 10]
Stage 5
- Haku (Sweep) [Power 17, Control 16, Reserves 16, Intelligence 15] (Swapped in place of Hiritsuku Kasumi no Jutsu)


Fushichou Buyou (Phoenix Dance)
Stage Three: Enbu no Keika (Waltz of Mysterious Fire)
Requirements: Speed 12, Strength 8, Tactics 8

Inventory:

[While operating as Nozara Emi]
The Shinobi Kit
Breathing apparatus – 1
Body armor - 2
A/V Recorder – 1
Antidotes - 3
Weapon Points Remaining: 3

[While operating as Cameo]
Tsuki no Udewa (Moon Bracers) - 7
Breathing apparatus - 1
Body armor - 2
Weapon Points Remaining: 0

Additional Weapon Points Gained: 2

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Biography:

“No! Not again!”

A young girl sobbed into her sleeves as a letter dangled from her fingertips. Nozara Emi was a mess of dark hair and tears, and the mere sight and sound of her sorrow could have stirred pity in the even the most uncaring of humans. The gangly, awkward child had been passed over for promotion yet again. She was to remain a genin… forever!

Emi sat in her bedroom all alone, huddled at the foot of her bed, cursing her very existence. She stared down at her hitai-ate with dark, misty eyes, wondering if she should simply give it up entirely.

She asked herself, as her gaze drifted to the pictures littering the edges of her mirror, why she couldn’t be a great success like her siblings. Her two older brothers peered down at her with huge smiles fueled by triumph. Their hitai-ates sparkled in the flash of the camera. One was a chuunin and the other was already a jounin. Here Emi sat, however, as the failure of the family after hearing that she’d been denied promotion after the exams all over again.

The girl contemplated how she could change her fate as a failure. Her teary eyes drifted further until they landed upon the mirror itself. The reflection staring back at her actually made her sick to her stomach. The girl couldn’t help but wonder if she should even have hoped that she could become a great shinobi at all.

In all honesty, she knew she shouldn’t have gotten her hopes up in the first place. Emi had never really excelled at anything in particular, even in her time at the academy. Always trying to master everything, the girl had managed to become a specialist in nothing. Her grades were average and all of the hard work she put into her studies never managed to pay off. On top of her academic struggles, the girl remained a gangly and self-conscious youth who was often picked on for her clumsiness. The only one who never seemed to notice or care how strange and uncomfortable she always seemed to be was a crazy kid named Shiraishi Kaya, her friend and teammate. Then again, he’d talk to a wall if he thought there was any chance that it might reply.

The time had come for a change, though the genin had no idea what that would entail.

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It took several months of change after that day of self-pity before she really began to develop a fair grasp of her best shinobi abilities. Fortunately she hadn’t been left completely on her own, as her teammate Kaya had struggled to become a chuunin just as she had. The pair’s third teammate, a rather pompous jerk by the name of Takeji, had already moved on in rank and obviously thought himself too good to associate with them any longer.

This time around, the girl had decided that things would be different. Emi finally had a very good understanding of both ninjutsu and genjutsu, though it was practice in taijutsu which had made the greatest impact. Despite having she struggled significantly with the more physical aspects of shinobi life, she was finally learning to control her lanky limbs and use them to her advantage.

By the time her fifth chance at the chuunin exams rolled around, the kunoichi was a completely different person. Not only had she grown a full six inches in height and begun to “fill out” as a female would be expected, she’d developed a strange confidence. She was finally comfortable in her own skin. At last she felt that she could trust in her knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Emi had a new attitude and a new teammate to match. Somehow there was yet another boy who had struggled just the same as Emi and Kaya, and he was brought in to complete the team. They worked together quite well, since they all had an understanding of the long road to becoming a chuunin. Well, they probably got along so well because they were the only ones willing to deal with one another. The fact that the boys really liked Emi’s cooking helped as well.

Despite all the work and changes Emi had endured, she and her team were nearly crushed in the middle of the chuunin exams. In the heart of the infamous Forest of Death, Emi had chosen to scout ahead and keep an eye out for other teams. In the few minutes that she’d been away from her teammates, one had been completely knocked out by a Leaf shinobi, and the other was in the process of receiving a beating when she stumbled upon him and pulled him away. She learned a valuable lesson that day. The clans residing in Konohagakure should not be underestimated. Basically… they’re absolutely terrifying.

The trio wasn’t crushed completely, but they were defeated in the chuunin exams once more. It was frustrating, of course, but in all honesty Emi and her team had become accustomed to being denied promotion in the exams. It would take a lot of work elsewhere to make it happen, because as far as Emi knew, the sixth time was not the charm.

At long last, after countless missions and bizarre tasks, they received in-field promotions. Emi had the distinct feeling that the decision had been made by the Kazekage in an effort to keep them from representing their country yet again in the upcoming chuunin exams. Eventually, if left to their own devices, they would have been the only thirty-year-old genin involved, which didn’t necessarily speak highly of Wind Country. Regardless, they had their promotion and they gladly took it for whatever reason it might have been offered. It had taken forever, but the trio could finally move on and focus on other things. Also, Emi could find her old teammate Takeji and rub it in his face that she and Kaya were on his level once again. Sweet victory was sweet!

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After her latest experience with the chuunin exams, Emi’s attention was pulled away from bettering herself and instead focused on the welfare of her village. Sunagakure was caught up in a bit of turmoil in the aftermath of the assassination of the Kazekage. She, along with a good number of her peers and superiors, was left a little unsure about the future stability and security of their home. The problem was quickly addressed, however, with the appointment of a new Kazekage.

Along with the new leader, Arisugawa Enzan, came an overhaul of Sunagakure’s divisional organization, and for a time Emi thought she might have missed out on her chance to become an investigator. A little guidance from her eldest brother, however, helped her to realize that the new organization known as KAZE was where she belonged.

The girl’s entrance into KAZE caused a bit of a stir, as there was some argument as to whether or not she actually passed the test. Indeed, she was to retrieve a scroll and bring it back without being caught by cameras stationed at various locations along the way. Emi proceeded to do so, cutting the lines or covering the cameras as she moved. The entire process took an inordinate amount of time, but by the time she finished, the cameras were back online and she was nowhere to be found. The final camera had returned to working condition just as it caught a glimpse of an overweight handyman packing his tools away.

Confusion ensued as the organizers of the exercise discussed the outcome. It was revealed that Emi had been caught on tape, but no one had known it was her. The homely technician who had mended the camera lines had actually been the kunoichi, but the disguise was so authentic that it took several hours and many second and third opinions to come to the proper conclusion.

In the end, Emi was admitted as an Investigator Trainee. There was a special need for her skills in infiltration and espionage. The peculiar appearance and movements of a group she’d plainly come to know as ‘the priests’ had, up until recently, occupied a fair amount of her time and attention. Though she hadn’t faced them in a fight head-on, the tidbits of information she was able to glean regarding their actions and abilities served her country well enough to help lead her village to victory over the group.

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Kaya says that they’re going to become the greatest shinobi that Sunagakure has ever known. Emi has laughed a lot over the years at the things he’s said and the things he’s done. Despite all of her logic and reason, she might actually be beginning to believe him.

Mission Log
[10/24/09] The Search for the Thousand Moby: +2 Intelligence, Suna Koutai (Sand Shift)
[01/26/10] Paragons of Battle: +1 Willpower, +1 Tactics, Sunagakure (Hidden Sand), Suna Kenshutsu (Sand Detection)
[06/06/10] 2GMAP: Daisan no Me (The Third Eye), Panku Suna no Yoroi (Bursting Sand Armour)
[01/21/11] A Tempting Invitation: +2 Stamina
[01/21/11] Dark Congregation: +1 Power, +1 Control
[01/23/12] Old Times Sake: Suna no Futoiude (Great Arm of Sand), +2 Strength
[02/25/12] Mind Games: Suna Bunshin, Ventriloquism, +1 Power
[05/06/12] We Shall Rise Again: Shunshin no Jutsu
[05/57/12] Letters from the Dead: +1 Reserves
[06/04/12] Cameo in the Night Shift: 1GMAP: Henshin (Metamorphosis); Kyomu (Faceless), Honyaku ( Encryption ), +1 Tactics
[03/24/14] This Be Dumb: Wasureppoi (Forgetful), +1 Speed
[04/02/14] The Story of Brawn and Brains: +2 Control, +1 Reserves
[04/04/14] Brighter Than the Sun: +2 Power, 1GMAP: Bifuu (Zephyr)
[04/17/14] White Noise: +1 Control, +1 Reserves
[04/17/14] A Watched Pot Talks Too Much: Koujin (Mundane World), +1 Reserves, +1 Intelligence
[11/12/14] 2 GMAP from participating in Sand Arc: Iron Chain Calling Technique, Sand Sphere
[04/11/15] Bound and Determined: Suna Ryuu (Sand Dragon), +2 Intelligence. 1AP: +1 Reserves
[07/17/15] Tying Loose Ends: Arc Rewards: 2GMAP: 1WP for inventory, Haku (Sweep), and Tsuki no Udewa (Moon Bracers)
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Don't have a nindo, but fuck it. Approved. If you want to add one, go for it, etc. Stats/jutsu check out; if they don't, it's because I'm light-headed atm and missed it.
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[Halfproved] pending you add a nindo. Every other sheet has one... : (
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Every other sheet has one... : (
Not true, but if it's going to be considered so terribly scandalous, the nindo has been added.
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Me and you talk a lot and while I have had the pleasure of reading your writing several times over, this entire sheet struck me as something different and it gave off a rather nostalgic edge: almost as if I was running into an old friend who I hadn't seen in days. Emi, is endearing, your biography contains all the neccessary stuff, but is also very personal. I can see her, I can feel her struggle and I smile at her successes as well, in the end you crafted something that I wish (through all my endearing goofballs that I've created) I could: someone who could gain the readers sympathy without being pathetic.

In other words, Emi is the perfect undderdog and while I doubt I could construct any logical reason for my sand character to RP with her, believe me when I say that I am looking forward to reading everything that comes out of this character. Really, WoF at her best andn it even surprised me.

Anyways, technicals seeme to check out so: half'd.
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Nindos? One of my characters might have a nindo. Maybe. The point is it's not important or necessary.

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Damn it people, wait, wait, wait!

Half Approved.

I didn't read this for nothing.

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Ka...Kazekage?

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But she's a ho. Therefore, hokage fits.

Moved.

RES EDIT: Yeah, whoever touches that nindo will die.
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