“In a galaxy
, where the United Earth Government
has fought a civil war, losing several worlds to the Southern Cross
and had a war with the Alien Cay Union
, hope rides in a ship called Victory
” *cue theme music*
To go with this character
here is my second character:
Captain Mae Craft AE-359
45 years old, the Bio-Androids created for the United Earth Government have a 200 year life-cycle so she's very young.
Personality: The McCoy
, see also revelant tropes
The “child” of Alice Craft (genetically modified human) and Mai Taira Craft TA-347 . Mae Craft AE-359 is an experiment in evolving the bio-droids. Her primary parent was the intelligence officer who withheld information at the Battle of The Painted Hills. She was directed to by the V Corps headquarters because they were under cyber-attack by an Southern Cross info-war unit. Mai was indirectly responsible for the loss of 400 troops and bio-droids. It was at the court-martial of TA-347 and ZX-715 that the bio-droids were exonerated. Mai's testimony and the message sent by General Arne “Slim” Lemley directing Mai's unit not to transmit vital information to the 7th Cavalry turned the tide. The general was relieved of command, but the two bio-androids are not on speaking terms.
After the war she met Alice Craft who was working at RRDC's Survival Research Systems branch. Mai was there for tests, Alice had been hired as a data collector. The two became friends, then fell in love. Most legal scholars thought that Earth courts wouldn't recognize the “marriage” until it was discovered that Alice was a genetically modified organism. She was freed from a “transhumanist” fringe group and was living on the RRDC campus after becoming an employee.
Mai Taira Craft TA-347 had many choices to continue her line. RDCC wanted ZX-715 and TA-347 to combine their memories and genetic materials. Gloria refused. Alice Craft volunteered her DNA as an experiment. RRDC's development and programming committee declined at first, but then agreed as a pilot project. The brains of the AE-350 line would be very close to the human brain. Mae AE-359, Jun (AE-360), Averil, (AE-361), Freyja (AE-362), Luna (AE-363), Alan (AE-364), Craig (AE-365), Donald (AE-367), Hayden (AE-368) and Oscar (AE-369) were “born” in RDCC's labs. Mae is the “oldest” in her line. All went to the academy and graduated with honors (Jun, Oscar and Luna scoring “High” and “Highest” honors respectively).
RRDC was pleased that this new line was so successful. They could learn as fast as the other bio-androids, yet could improvise and adapt just like their human programmers. The proctors were impressed with the rapid progress the AE-350 line-siblings made at the Academy. Mae was to be kept for study, but most were sent to the EDF. Despite RRDC's repeated requests, Mae was soon given orders to report for training in the EDF's Ground Forces.
Normally most bio-androids reported to the EDF induction center at the Academy and were rapidly sent to the Ground Forces training center on Earth. Some were designed to serve in space, or they were sent to the Space Forces to fill jobs in the Space Forces that bio-androids have excelled at. Mae chose medicine instead of combat.
The EDF has a medical school for officers, but most of those were either human, or the few races under Earth's jurisdiction. Most of the bio-androids followed the programming given to them by RRDC, they chose infantry, combat service and support or piloting and support jobs in the Space Forces. A few volunteered to be the central computer for some of the largest ships in Earth's fleet. Better than a mere AI, their experience and advanced systems have an excellent track record.
Mae was having none of this. On advice of her mothers and her own “feelings” she desired to make a difference. She chose to practice medicine.
At first, EDF's recruiting command had no idea how to handle this.
Mae was sent into combat medic training. She served with distinction, later becoming an officer and a nurse. Due to her experience and performance, she was given a slot at EDF's Medical Officer Training School. She became a doctor, her graduation attended by Mai-347, Alice Craft (before she passed away) and her line-siblings. She received an award from RRDC's president and the Development and Programming committee. She is aware of her celebrity status. She is forty-five years old, born in the era after the civil-war, she hopes to show that bio-androids can be used for peace. With her mother Alice several years gone, she only has her bio-android mother Mai and her surviving line-siblings. RRDC is looking at the 350 series as the future of the bio-androids. She's aware that she has a lot riding on her, but she looks forward to future. Her mother Colonel Mai Taira Craft and her sister Captain Jun Craft, are Operatives for EDF's Military Intelligence Agency (MIA
: her mother was a scout/spy model so she can shift her skin to change color and texture and change shape. Her “battle mode” looks like a large blue cat with four eyes. Her “human mode” is a 1.75 meter woman with teal hair, cat ears and a blue bodysuit, on duty she's a woman “wearing” an EDF uniform. She has the blue eyeflash of a bio-android unless she's careful to mask it.
gives her: Morph Weapon
including the Blade Below the Shoulder
: a required secondary power
for a shape shifting cyborg
Swiss Army Appendage
: her hands are scalpels, tools or what ever she needs for micro-surgery.
: can “merge” with technology, she's modified medical devices so she can control them directly. She's turned a laser rifle into a field scalpel/cutter (but it can still function as a rifle).
: with a Cat Smile
, the ears, fangs
and even purrs! (a cat''s purr has healing qualities)
My Instincts Are Showing
: the downside to being a catgirl is hissing when angry, purring when happy....
Cats Are Mean
: Played with, while she's friendly to people she likes and knows, she has the aloofness of a cat and the Emotionless Girl
traits of her mother and her brutal honesty (see below).
Hates Being Touched
: if she doesn't like you or know you personally, do not touch her
“And Another Thing...
”: her berserk button, one of her instincts is to want direct orders. Her “Ethics and Human Relations” instructor was Major Gloria Whateley ZX-715, a Drill Sergeant Nasty
with that as her catch phrase.
/Always Second Best
: being told you're special (with some evidence to back it up) has made her slack off on some areas. Sure she studies medicine and works hard in the sick bay, but back at the Academy she did nothing to really stand out from the other students. Bio-androids tend to excel in some way. Some are faster, some more “creative”, others show aptitude for certain jobs. Mae did her best to blend in with her sisters. She passed every test, completed every task but only achieved “Honors” and only after her mothers told her to apply herself. Mae was more interested in arts and science than a career in the EDF. She assumed that RRDC would keep her for research and that she could study cybernetics and biology. Mai wanted her oldest child to stay, but even she knew that the orders would come. Mae chose medicine to stymie the EDF, only to be trained as a medic. She easily passed the tests for a slot at Officer Candidate School. And with the current changes to the UEG's legal codes, she used Loophole Abuse
to become a doctor. She's mildly military
in a military that's very spit and polish.
: how many bio-Androids and some of her line-siblings see her. Her mothers/creators doted on her.
Stop Worshipping Me
: the attention she receives can grate at times.
No Hero to His Valet
: how she sees Gloria, how some of the other bio-Androids see her.
: She has no use for the social games and little white lies people like to play. Her emotional dampener can kick in at the "worst" times.
Humans Are Flawed
: and she's “half-human”....
Doesn't Like Guns
: Played with, will not fight unless she's protecting her patients or civilians. She's modified a laser rifle to be a scapel/tool but it can still work as a rifle if she needs it.
Emotions vs. Stoicism
: leans toward the emotions, being the McCoy
. That's from her (artifical
) human mother. From her bio-android mother she gets her tendency to swing more toward the Spock when solving problems. She's trained as a counselor, but her direct method of handling some problems rationally can rub her patients the wrong way. Her rational “machine” nature can fail at the worst times. “It's a feature not a bug” her parents told her.
Blessed with Suck
/Cursed with Awesome
: she has an “emotional dampener” that is supposed to “turn off” her emotions. It can only work to a certain point. She has a computer's processing power but the time perception of a normal human (unless she wants to use the emotional dampener and not feel anything). With her PhotographicMemory
, she has to be careful not to fill her memory with nonsense. Her five senses are boosted and always on. She can dampen them to some extent, but never turn them off. She has to “regenerate”/sleep or she will pass out from fatigue. Sleep is when her memories are consolidated, somethings she forgets/deletes things she needs later. She's a big eater
/voltage hog if she pushes her shape shifting powers too far.
: Will forget to eat/recharge/regenerate if a patient takes a turn for the worse. Has a good singing voice but hasn't practiced in years...
: this hurts, it can outright kill in large doses and if it doesn't has a nasty habit of giving her shapeshifter mode lock
. The UEG's main enemy, the Cay Union loves to employ EMP weapons...
: how Mae sees herself around her siblings (especially her sister Jun) , humans and some of the other bio-androids.
Aloof Big Sis
: but siblings Jun and Oscar keep trying to open her up...
She believes Humanity Is Insane
but that Humans Are Special
because Growing Up Sucks
: she went from the special “child” of loving “parents” to the special research project (doted on by her creators) to being just another machine on the front lines. Even her mother, Mai-347, wanted her to become a soldier. She chose medicine to help people, only to see patients die from disease or battle wounds.
The Comically Serious
/Casual Danger Dialogue
: Mae's way of getting to her patients and messing with her “favorite proctor” or her superiors.
Sophisticated as Hell
/White-Haired Pretty Girl
: from her human mother
: From her human mother, she refused to be treated as a “mere machine” nor act like people's idea of one
Unresolved Sexual Tension
/Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other
: ends up falling for not one but two Noble Bigots with A badge
. One is an officer who doesn't care for bio-Androids but his logical mind and courage inspire her. The other is just an ambitious social climber who grows to respect her. Blends into Everyone Can See It
combined with No Sympathy
: if you don't follow her course of treatment expect no sympathy...(unless you take a turn for the worse and you invoke her Sugar and Ice Personality
Well Done Daughter
: subverted and played strait, her “mom” Alice wanted her to follow her heart. Her “mother”, as an officer in the Earth Defense Force, knew that she would have to join the Force. While they are proud that Mae is in the EDF, Alice wanted Mae to do her best. Mai reminds her oldest daughter of her lackluster performance at the Academy and that RRDC has a lot riding on the success of her line. Coupled with I Want Grandkids
: Mae chose medicine because she wanted to be different. Since her organic components are a mix of human , animal and artificial human, she feels closer to humans that the other bio-androids. She has more emotions, is more intuitive and is more creative than those “dee-bees” who's brains came out of the lab (or so she thinks). Her creators point out that she's the product of an experiment and they want her to be more independent and “free spirited” (thus making better bio-androids). She chose medicine to prove that she's free and not bound by being a product, a mere machine. Just as her creators hoped she would.
Role in the story
: Plays a role similar to Seven of Nine
, Data, The Doctor (from ST:VOY), and Melfina
, exploring humanity as the ship explores the stars. She's the medic
and one of the series narrators
, she part of the "Ensemble Cast
. Plays into the Relevant Tropes
: of sorts, bio-androids can see their human creators like Gods. Some bio-androids see Mae and her siblings as special. Others see them as just another bio-android variant. This was part of the reason Proctor Gloria Whateley was so hard on Mae. Mae in turn sees this as Unwanted False Faith
What Measure Is a Non-Human
?: She's quick to point out that she's technically half-human
, on her “mom's” side. Her bio-android DNA is dominate and she would pass on most of her Transhuman
traits to any offspring with a human.
: She's blue, her sister Jun favors red (orange and yellow) her more “machine like” line-siblings prefer grays and gunmetal (with some color highlights), except Alan, he's green.
Defrosting Ice Queen
: played with many times
Uptight Loves Wild
: also played with, she's a stubborn artist with a bio ego who likes order and discipline in sick bay.
: "La Blue Girl”, given to her when she was in medical school after some of the more technophobic students found an old pornographic animated film.
: mostly to those she's not familiar with
Not so Above It All
: acts like she's above “silliness” but in reality it's just a test to see if people will respect her. She does tow a hard line with the Mass Produced bio-androids, at first.
and the Robot Kid
of a “human” and her Robotic Spouse
: her mother and her line-siblings
: refers to Alice Craft as "mom" and Mai Taira Craft as "mother" (or Colonel Craft when on duty)
: her parents, she's open to a relationship with a bio-android, but she wants to see where her heart takes her, see Bi the Way
Doesn't Like Guns
and a Friend to All Living Things
: how she sees her sister Jun, how her colleagues see Mae when she's got a challenging problem in sickbay.
: complete with purring to lower your blood pressure.
The Last DJ
: found her calling in medicine, she may be a Military Maverick
but no one dies in her sick bay...
: dreams of being a scientist or doctor, but all bio-androids are “war material”. Her “dress” emphases her bustline and shapely figure(until her old proctor becomes the new CO). She will do anything for her patients or to save a life.
Made of Iron
: played with. Her machine nature can “shut off” her emotions, or she can push herself farther than other bio-androids. But that “emotional dampener” can fail and under that machine is a heart of gold.
Sugar and Ice Personality
: Good Is Not Nice
, especially if you won't follow her treatment, but she wants to make friends and is very sociable off duty.
Stop Worshipping Me
: the media, RRDC, the EDF and anyone with an opinion on bio-androids asks about her. She just wants to do her job. Some of the younger bio-androids see her as a big sister
/Cool Big Sis
to those who work with her.
: Many humans view bio-androids as the last straw, technology has gone too far and a human/bio-android hybrid is dangerous. Many aliens that the UEG encounters view bio-androids as mere machines. The Cay Union has a official policy of destroying any bio-androids on sight as they are “honor-less machines”.
Badass In Charge
: but only in sickbay
Red Oni, Blue Oni
: the blue Oni to her sister Jun's red.
: blend of the EMH, Dr. Crusher, Data, Seven of nine, her appearance is based on one of the characters of the Witchblade anime. Her mother is a Melfina
and Rei expy
Casual Danger Dialogue
: again, in sickbay
The Snark Knight
: mostly behind her commander's back, but she will stand up to Gloria.
: bio-androids have a “dress”, how they appear to their human co-workers. Mae “wears” a uniform that seems to highlight her buxom figure. The standard EDF uniform variant for bio-androids tends to be baggy and she claims it makes her look bad.
SuperPowered Robot MeterMaids
: is still a qualified combat officer, a shapeshifter and a technopath....who chose to practice medicine
: wants to save lives but threaten her patients and the claws come out.
: hates that they seem to infest UEG's flag commands...
Ridiculously Human Robot
and The Chick
: just don't treat her as a machine or assume that she's too emotional. Plays into her being a Hospital Hottie. She's not above using her Icy Blue Eyes
(“My mom gave them to me.”)
/ She's Got Legs
/Buxom Is Better
: she “wears” a form fitting uniform, her default human appearance is buxom but that does come from her human mother.
Brilliant but Lazy
(as seen by the other characters): Sure she studies medicine and works hard in the sick bay, but back at the Academy she did nothing to really stand out from the other students. Mae was more interested in arts and science than a career in the EDF. She assumed that RRDC would keep her for research. Mae chose medicine to stymie the EDF, only to be trained as a medic. She easily passed the tests for a slot at Officer Candidate School. Compared to the Academy, OCS was easy, Medical School was hard but she passed. She'll do anything to get out of routine paper work or anything that takes her away from the sick bay.
/ Rules Lawyer
: push her too far and she won't just get mad, she'll get even.
Shapeshifter Default Form
: two, a “catgirl form” and a combat form that is a large blue cat.
: “Little Girl Blue” was her nickname at RRDC. There was bitter irony when the order to report for induction came down, taking her from all she knew. As a medic for the Ground Forces, she's been on missions with a 50% casualty rate. She has a cat's aloofness and a clinical detachment and that emotional dampener. If only fate would stop trying to break them down.
edited 1st Feb '13 7:37:58 PM by TairaMai