Started classes again this week, decided I'd update the list a little plus some slight edits to existing entries.
Chisame "Christine" Sakamoto- Jovial young woman with sharp reflexes and a new Sector member. She joined up with a "Sector" after some encouragement from Crosse in hopes of adding some meaning to her life and giving back to the city of Stronghold in some way. Chisame has come to the realization that with each fight she's found herself starting to enjoy it. She wields a folding sword to complement her arsenal of hand-to-hand and free running skills, making her more speed oriented. Something of a visual learner, she can imitate physical techniques just by watching to some degree of success.
Edward Crosse- Chisame's hard-working friend and mentor, a talented fighter skilled in the sword, hand-to-hand combat, and Fire elemental magic. Has a strained relationship with his father, the company president of Horizon Security who has some doubts about his son not staying with the family business. The director of the Redemption sector asked him to scout around for new members with potential, and he started attending Chisame's school for that purpose as well as getting her to help in his endeavors.
Maki Koehler Nakazawa- The half-Japanese half-Gleitrolle
childhood friend of Chisame. Appearing cold at first, she can be a whole lot nicer, however she isn't always as "composed" as she appears. She is a full-contact Ice mage as well as a powerful hand-to-hand combatant. The other half of her heritage is a race prided on its large number of magic users and talent in its use, with some of the best mages in the world(full contact and traditional) hailing from it.
Tetsuya Fujikawa- A slightly irritable but skilled martial artist, and close friends with Chisame and Maki. Once bullied as a child, he isn't afraid to stand up for his classmates and strangers and give their tormentors well deserved comeuppance. Fights with martial arts taught to him by his stepfather adapted to street fighting and other realistic scenarios. Tetsuya hits hard and isn't afraid to use more "pragmatic" moves in high-stakes fights. He and Maki sometimes fight alongside each other when out in the city, fighting for themselves, for others, or for a band of street kids they saved last year. Unlike the others he relies very strongly on his raw physical abilities (but refuses to use weapons) thanks to mana fortifying his body, preferring not to bother with most magic or weapons in general.
Alex Benson- The energetic half-Japanese best friend of Tetsuya. He can handle himself in a fight, but rather dislikes violence. Alex is aware of the Sector involvement of his friends and classmates, so he takes to the streets to get intel for their cases when he can.
Younha Baek- A loud Korean upperclassman and friends with Chisame and her group. A young experienced Sector member who has gone on various missions alongside Edward, as well as being rather close friends with him. Lately, she's found herself at odds with Chisame due to the younger girl being assigned as his new partner by the Director. She is a Human Weapon of Terran and Sigma herritage, skillful in the use of her "takeover limbs" preferring to sprout the blades from the palms of her hands.
Dr.Stillman- Redemption's middle-aged veteran doctor who can treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses and perform minor in-house surgeries if the moment calls for it. Sometimes the Sector members, experienced or otherwise, come to the Doctor for a little advice. The good doctor knows his stuff, although whether the same applies to fighting has yet to be seen by many.
Alena Mercer- The chatty and playful traceur mentor of the Redemption Sector. Known for deadly dodging and fights bare-handed more often than not. She instructs new members in practical unarmed combat as well as how to escape pursuers and travel efficiently on foot via parkour, whether it be on rooftops or the streets. Although she is very patient and slow to anger, when she does lose her temper her fury is quite tranquil, making it all the more frightening.
Nikolas Rockwell- A well humored gunslinger as well as another of the Redemption mentors, formerly an apprentice to a traveling assassin. He teaches the newbies how to handle firearms as well as how to adapt to multi-combatant encounters with help from Nana. Nikolas is one of several members who has prior military experience, due to his involvement in a special wartime project several years ago.
Kalakos- Another of the mentors, Priska isn't very talkative but can be very snarky when she does. She wields a heavy blade in tandem with extremely powerful Ice and Force magic. As a teenager she was as an orphan torn from the streets by a (now defunct) twisted pharmaceutical company and unwillingly subjected to a wide variety of experiments and drugs that would allow her body's mana to finally flow as well as increase her magical and physical capabilities to allow her the use of astounding spells and raw power. The experiments were conducted to produce super-soldiers capable of astounding physical feats and the use of uncommon and deadly magic. The successful subjects would then be sold to foreign militaries or anyone with enough bank to be used as weapons. Around 16 subjects out of the initial 21 are known to still be alive, including Priska. Surprisingly enough (or not), Priska's family on the mother's side have a history of ancestors and descendents that are either unable to use magic or can't harness their mana in any manner whatsoever. One of her most recent ancestors was Icarus Titavio, one of the founders of modern Sectors in the West. While for years she hated herself for her great power, it was only a matter of time before she came to terms with this gift and resolved to make the most of it.
Cassius Claymore- A gadgeteer genius of sorts from the Kingdom of Hanover in the Northwest and part of the Sector's repair crew. He's often out in the workshop, fixing up weapons for the other members and tinkering with older model weapons for kicks, all the while drunk off the whiskey and rum he keeps at his workbench. Cassius is very laid-back, so sometimes members come in just to chill in the workshop during their off-time, the reason for his relaxed nature being that he usually never participates in direct combat, instead relegated to the side lines. However, that isn't to say Cassius is a weakling either, he's quite good with a wrench.
Nana Adanju- A mild-mannered girl around Chisame's age, from the hot Southeastern country of Khamala. Her specialty is the difficult and uncommon magic of summoning. She often works together with Nikolas and obligingly helps train Chisame by using her relics to summon warrior and beast familiars each with different skills that she must defend against.
Maya Shigoro- The first major antagonist, an unstable multiform Human Weapon with the rare power to duplicate the abilities of her victims and opponents by stabbing them in the gut and absorbing the necessary amount of mana. Her gauntlet, launcher, and segmented whip forms were taken from other H Ws she bested in combat. During her first encounter with Chisame she toys around with the latter before impaling her in an attempt to steal Chisame's mana induced reflexes. By a stroke of luck the duplication doesn't work, and Edward and Alena arrive and fight her off with comparatively more ease forcing Maya to flee as the two had called the cops as well.
edited 4th Dec '12 2:36:07 AM by AegisCT
Comics are for kids? That's like saying art is for pretentious people.