Avery Sovereign, weapon Jul 16, 2014 16:16:48 GMT -5
Post by Avery Sovereign on Jul 16, 2014 16:16:48 GMT -5
Name: Avery Leblanc
Nickname: Ava, Avery Sovereign
Class: One Star
Partner: None, autonomous weapon
A Strong Body
Appearance: Standing at 5’7” Avery is a little on the tall side but mostly average height. With a weight of 138 pounds she fits firmly into a medium build. Naturally her skin is on the pale side like her parents but has darkened slightly over years of spending time outside in the sun. Looking at Avery one would take her to be more of an average human than a child of Shibusen graduates. Her body is somewhat toned but her arms have very little of it. Most of her muscles have developed in her legs from her training them. Couple her lack of obvious muscle with her well-endowed and curvy figure and she does not generally come off as a threatening individual.
Deep purple hair sits atop Avery’s head cut short right at chin level. Her hair is very dark and is mistakable for black to those who don’t know its true color. In her hair one can usually see two small white hair clips on her bangs on the right side, firmly located next to her eye. Her eyes are a simple green color and she prefers to keep them that way even when wearing contacts. Her face is generally unadorned as she has moved around too much to attempt to get down makeup customs for every place she went; she will give it a try for special occasions though.
When it comes to clothes Avery goes for a mix of practical and comfortable with just a little bit of fashionable. Being used to traveling she stuck to clothes that fit the environment and would allow her to be at dig sites without hurting herself or ruining the clothes. As she got older and stayed in places where she would have to interact with others Avery got more into fashion but took it with a grain of salt. As such her favorite outfit consists of a pair of skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, a blue dress shirt left open, and a pair of sneakers. Her usual attire is some variation of jeans and t-shirts with occasional skirts or dresses if she knows there is nothing she has to do. During school Avery picks a uniform to wear for most days, opting for her outfit choice on Fridays. After discovering her weapon form she took to wearing merchandise from the band Pendulum because she is amused by the irony.
Fighting Style: After discovering that her partial form was her left foot Avery took up the leg based fighting style of capoeira. In a fight she keeps her body rocking back and forth so she is not an easy target and can feint the enemy and move in for a counter-attack. When fighting she observes the target and waits for an opportunity to get an attack in. Her attacks are mostly kicks with her partial form if possible but will move into hand strikes or head butts if necessary. For defensive moves Avery can easily break into a cartwheel to escape or leap over an enemy, flipping if the situation calls for it. Avery is not one to get into fights unless facing a clear enemy like a kishin egg. Against other people it takes a lot to bring her to a fight but it is doable and if it happens she tries to end it as soon as possible. If fighting against a kishin egg she can be described as brutal in her methods, she knows she is at a disadvantage and hopes to finish things before that can be used against her.
Personality: Avery isn’t the most assuming individual and if one doesn’t know her probably wouldn’t think much of her. In class Avery comes across as a quiet girl who sits and doesn’t draw much attention to herself. She will raise her hand to answer questions with regularity and usually get them right. Some may take this for her being a know-it-all or a showoff but that is not close to the case. Avery is confident in her own abilities yes but she knows her limits and never claims or tries to go beyond them. Being rather humble in actuality she raises her hand to ask questions about anything she doesn’t know.
The image of a shy girl is pretty convincing considering how Avery doesn’t lean toward the more outgoing side. When she is alone she comes off as perfectly content and just goes about her business, finding things to do as necessary to keep her from boredom. Usually if she is alone her mind is bouncing thoughts around about multiple different subjects and she may be caught staring into space while doing this. If there is nothing else to do Avery is always looking for new things to learn and will pick up anything she sees as interesting to sate her curiosity, be it a book, map, game, or some other object.
Despite this Avery is not a shy girl and just gives off that impression if you don’t know her. If she hears a conversation that interest her or she thinks she can contribute to she will join in regardless of if she knows the people involved or not. She has no problem talking to people and is generally polite and friendly to them. Avery does have a bad habit of being particularly nosy and butting into people’s business more than she should. Her curiosity getting the better of her she just ask questions that may go beyond what a person if comfortable divulging about whatever topic interest her.
Around people she knows Avery is just as sociable if not more so. Her habit of meddling doesn’t end with strangers as she will unconsciously pry into the affairs of her friends. Despite that she genuinely cares about her friends and listens to them if they need her to. Generally not the loudest in the group she tends to hang with others and barely start any conversations but always adds to them. Among her friends it is easy to see that Avery is a lover of things romantic and if she starts a conversation it is usually about the newest romantic movie or book she has finished.
When she gets upset about something Avery is not one to become noticeably aggressive, instead she is very passive aggressive toward the person that is causing her to feel this way. Holding all her aggression in if confronted especially about the subject in question she will boil over and speak her mind about whatever she is feeling, She’ll also be very critical of things when angry and judge things harshly. Once upset Avery will hold a grudge against the person and won’t let it go for years. While small things can upset her it does take a lot to actually provoke her to violence, though threatening her with violence will always be returned with violence.
In a fight Avery is one to wait on attacking and observe her enemy for any points of interest. Avery is not one to derive pleasure from combat she seeks to end any battles quickly and without issue. She is always focused on her enemies movements and reading them for weaknesses so she can manipulate them into advantages. Her body is always in motion and her goal is to help people more than it is to kill any kishin eggs. Defeating targets comes second to making sure that others are alright and safe.
Normally she is friendly with everyone and just loves learning new things. Her knowledge is apparent and many come to her for answers for what they do not know. Her friendliness to most people stems from her being teased as a child, usually for her being a strange exchange student wherever she was. In general she just comes off as unassuming due to her staying within the rules and not doing anything to stand out.
Inside the Soul
Weapon form: Standing at 10 feet tall and with a width of 8 feet Avery’s full weapon form is a pendulum torture device. A two foot slab makes up the bottom of the device and has four chains on the side that connect to leather restraints. The chains can be pulled in to restrain the target and make them a better target for the blade. On the ends of the slab are metal poles that reach up in a pyramid fashion to a ring that supports a free-spinning rod. The rod connects to the shaft of the blade and allows it to swing. The blade is a simple black color with a brighter edge; Avery appears in the blade if she shows herself in her full weapon form.
Partial Form: Avery’s left foot from her ankle down transforms into the blade of her weapon form. She can walk with her foot transformed but it is heavy and slows her down so she tries not to.
Abilities: The chains of her weapon form can extend to five feet and retract back into her weapon form to restrain whoever they grab, the chains can act like hands but only in her full weapon form.
Out of your Mind
Strengths: Flexible, strategic, agile
Weaknesses: psychologically weak, low stamina, lacks combat experience
Hobbies:Reading, video games, blogging, playing bass or regular guitar
Likes: Music of all kinds(drum and bass and dubstep are her favorites) , reading (fantasy or romance most likely), completing games, learning, cats
Dislikes: Witches (for their magical information), madness (for corrupting Justin), bats, squid and eel
Aspirations: become a positioned Death Scythe, learn all she can about history and culture
History: On May 12th two prior Shibusen graduates, Ollie and Lexy Leblanc in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada had their first and only child. The two were part of Shibusen’s Archeology Division who returned back home for the pregnancy. After Avery was born Lexy stayed at home and cared for Ava while Ollie returned to work. Ollie would visit occasionally but for the first year the two were by themselves. After Ava turned 3 they decided she was ready to travel so she joined them on their next dig site, the British aisles. While the adults searched for information about the world before demon weapons Avery would wander around the dig site under the supervision of one of the adults.
Taking an interest in her parents work from an early age Ava would watch those at the dig site from an out of the way position. Whenever something was discovered she would share in the excitement of the team at the find. Being so young her memory of the time is fuzzy but it was around that time that she was introduced to demon weapons. Being in the area that homed Excalibur, the creature that inspired demon weapons, the team was looking for remnants of early demon weapons and what predated them. Avery was told of her weapon lineage and that her mother was a demon axe but she only remembered vague details such as her mom transforming into an axe.
The next year when Avery was 5 the team moved out to a new area, Greece. As an area that was one of the great powers of ancient civilization the team was looking for information about what they used to combat witches and madness before the creation of demon weapons. While there the team discovered what seemed to be records of ancient strong souls in the area and their heroic tales against monsters and enemies of old. Hearing the stories Avery began to grow interested in such heroics and that was when her parents decided to tell her about Shibusen. Instantly enamored by the idea Avery wanted to go to Shibusen and hoped to inherit traits from one of her parents.
After a year of exploring Greece the team was sent to the Czech Republic to investigate the creation of demon weapons. Learning about the creation of demon weapons only made Avery want to go to Shibusen more. Whether she developed meister or weapon traits didn’t matter, the whole experience was what she wanted. They stayed in the Czech Republic for two years instead of one and Avery was schooled by her parents from the dig site. Along with basic things one would be homeschooled on her parents taught her about Shibusen and the way things worked within the school. Near the end of the stay when Avery was seven they began to train her in basic combat so she would be ready if she could go to Shibusen. It was around this time that the idea of going to Shibusen and having the classic Shibusen love story started to take hold in her mind.
Leaving the Czech Republic the team was sent to the Amazon to research suspected witch laboratories to see if they could find anything about Witch society or witch technology. Being eight Avery began to become more involved with the exploration when not working on things for “school”. Here she developed a hatred for witches, not from any Shibusen ideology but because she learned of all the magic and technology witches had to themselves and not shared with the rest of the world. She wanted to know more about magic and witch culture but unfortunately most of that was kept out of the reach of non-witches. Discovering a few things but not making any large breakthroughs the team left and prepared for their next assignment.
Orders from Shibusen came in and the team was told they would be going on a spree of sites soon and given a year of downtime to prepare. Avery and her parents took a trip to Nevada and she got to see Shibusen for the first time. Being only nine she was awestruck by the sight and made her only want to go to the school more. Returning to Canada Avery was enrolled in public school for the first time so her parents could prepare themselves for the task ahead of them. It was a new experience for Avery and was hard at first but she adjusted and assimilated easily enough. After school her parents would give her lessons to prepare her and from them she was taught Spanish and Japanese. Spanish wasn’t too difficult considering she already knew French but Japanese was a struggle. She got the hang of it eventually but it took her the majority of the year to get a decently solid grasp.
Entering public school was rough and she did encounter a fair bit of teasing. Coming from being homeschooled she didn’t have a group of friends upon entering and after traveling to so many places around the world she had no idea what Canadian fashion was. Over time she found some friends and got an idea of what was expected of her and she slipped into being just another student. The year came and went but instead of entering the next grade her family left Canada and headed to their next destination, Japan.
The goal was to investigate events leading up to the most recent Japanese war to see how demon weapons had a part in it. Staying in Japan for two years Avery was entered into school so she could continue her education as her parents did their work. Adjusting was hard and people teasing her started again but she accepted it was just a thing that would happen. She was a random person who showed out of the blue essentially but she just did what she could and eventually things settled down.
One day after class Avery met with her mom for a regular training session. As she was still young and hadn’t shown any signs of being a weapon or a meister both her parents trained her in what they knew just in case she showed signs of either trait. Told to focus on the sword in her soul Avery did as she was told and felt a strange sensation in her body. Following it she continued and her left foot transformed into a large black blade. Surprised at first she wasn’t sure what happened but when the realization kicked in her and her mother excitedly celebrated. Seeing the blade she assumed she was some sort of axe weapon like her mom and believed that.
With this discovery Avery began to focus on her weapon training and fighting with kicks. For the rest of the time in Japan Avery helped out with the research every so often but mostly focusing on herself and her weapon training. Despite this she never managed to reach a full weapon transformation, only the partial. When things were done and Avery was nearing age 12 they left and headed to the next destination.
Spain was the next location and the goal was to learn more about weapons of the past, primarily demon weapon use in the Spanish Inquisition. While the team worked Avery entered school and practiced more with her partial form. Nothing really felt right for her but she continued to try different styles of fighting and general strengthening of her body. She found that her body had a natural flexibility and she worked on that as well as trying to find a fighting style. School was about the same as it had been in previous years but she was accustomed to such things by now.
At the age of 13 Avery was practicing her weapon training with her mom when she felt a new sensation and gave into it. Her body was engulfed by a dark green light and she transformed into her weapon form. She was expecting some sort of axe like her mom but Avery’s weapon form was only loosely related. A large pendulum device used for torture and much too large to be used by a meister. After this discovery Avery fell into a period of depression where she avoided people and spent most of her time holed up in her room. For a week she was like this and her parents began to worry about her before Avery emerged with a total change in resolve.
Being a weapon and going to Shibusen had become a dream of Avery’s. She was going to be a demon axe and attend the school where she would meet an attractive meister who would partner with her. After that the two would fall in love like her parents and everything would be wonderful. Discovering that she was a solo weapon certainly hurt Avery but after a week of thinking about things she renewed her resolve and decided to make a new plan. Intent on going to Shibusen even more now even more time was devoted to training.
Before she knew of her weapon form Avery wore her hair long and used a pair of glasses to assist her eyesight. After she knew her weapon form Avery switched to contacts and cut her hair short so it wouldn’t get in the way. It was also around this time that she discovered the band Pendulum and found that she liked their music along with the irony that came with their name. Finding a new resolve Avery accepted what she was and began looking up to Justin Law as the other autonomous weapon of Shibusen.
Spain would be left behind and Avery’s family went off to Africa in order to research the remains of some abandoned witch labs. Avery decided to go with her parents instead of attending Shibusen as she didn’t believe that she was ready to. In Africa she returned to being homeschool along with helping explore and investigate the sites. Exploring during the day and studying at night everything went pretty well for Avery. Shortly after arriving Avery met some of the locals who practiced Capoeira and fell in love with the style of combat. Spending time learning that instead of helping her parents and the team Avery grew fairly competent in Capoeira and learned how to make use of it with her partial form.
It was during her time in Africa that Justin fell to madness and news of that spread to the branches of Shibusen. Avery was crushed for a moment but it ended up just compelling her to join Shibusen more. Now that Justin had fell she stayed in Africa for another year in hopes of not going to Shibusen while there might be a stigma against autonomous weapons. During the year she simply trained more and became more proficient in fighting. Feeling confident in herself and her abilities Avery at age 16 decided to attend Shibusen.
It happened that around this time her parents were done with researching Africa and went to Death City with her. With parents already employed with the school Avery did have some benefits but turned down the offer of getting an apartment instead of going to the dorms. She figured the dorms would help her meet people and she could get an apartment later on her own if she wanted. Once enrolled in Shibusen her parents went off back to work and left her alone in Death City. At first she was enrolled in the NOT class as she was an unpartnered weapon but upon revealing her weapon form and showing that she was capable of meeting One star level athletic requirements she was placed into One star as an autonomous demon pendulum. Wanting to fully embrace her autonomous weapon status Avery changed her last name to "Sovereign", not that she disliked Leblanc but for her time in school she wanted to focus on her position as a weapon.
Extra Notes: She is left handed, pretty good at cooking, loves history and mythology, started a blog when she was 14 that follows her life as well as hints at any discoveries her parents make, has standard madness resistance but is more susceptible to the madness of wisdom, was fascinated by makeouts in different cultures, and plays guitar and bass guitar fairly well.
Behind the strings
Other characters: Dion Key, Levi Kastein, Fritz Ingram, Rhett Minsky, Cyrus Owen
Face Claim: Hanekawa Tsubasa – monogatari series
RP Sample: If there was one advantage Avery had over the average Canadian that traveled around was that heat changes lost their impact on her. After spending two years in Africa the heat of Death City wasn’t that big of a deal for her. Sure she preferred cooler weather but she had dealt with worse. As bothersome as the heat was Death City came with plenty of advantages that made living in the heat more than worth it. Being a school open to international students Shibusen was a literal melting pot of different cultures and seeing them all come together was great fun for Avery.
Her parents had warned her about the stairs that led to Shibusen but dealing with them in person was a whole different matter. She was getting the hang of the stairs a little so it wasn’t totally exhausting going up them. As bothersome as they were she understood their purpose of making sure students didn’t get sloppy after not going on missions for a while. Taking each step one at a time she made her way up the steps of the school and headed toward her destination inside. Finally reaching the top of the steps she hunched her back over and took a deep breath to relax after that workout. She thought her legs were in pretty good shape from practice but those stairs were something else.
With her breath caught she turned around to take in the stunning sight that was Death City. A smile spreading on her face from watching the city from up so high she turned to break the view and entered into the building. Once inside she knew where to go and headed straight for the library. Heading into the one star section she began to browse the books in search of something interesting. Despite not being able to partner like she wanted being able to browse through Shibusen’s library was worth attending the school for on its own.
”Now what should I check out first?”
Dragging her finger against the spine of each book as she walked down the aisles Avery’s search began.