Owned by JuniperAlien
Bender type: Nonbender
Ila is a slim, young brown skinned girl that stands at five feet, nine inches. She weighs around 119 lbs. She fits within the typical "gothic" attire and wears a small skirt with stockings and high heels - which her mechanical joints seem to camouflage with. Along her back lays a katana sheathed in a purple scabbard.
Ila gives off the impression that she is a tolerant, emotionless and apathetic girl. Being the untalkative person that she is, she can be unsociable and will often stay isolated from others. Illa suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and suppresses her emotions by whatever means necessary and will often see things that will channel her depressing past. She doesn't trust people easily and believes that friends, allies, and family are inessential. She also has a passion for cooking exotic meals.
Thankfully, she can remain tranquil and unshakable in some of the most dire situation and because of this, she is extremely difficult to anger. However, anger is the last thing she would want. Unless her correct buttons are pushed, Ila can become blinded by deranged and morbid emotion, and will often resort to deadly methods. Regardless of being angered or not, she will always remain deadly, being capable and certain of killing others who cross the line.
Ila was born to two Earth Republic parents. Ila’s father was the son of a both a Water Tribe woman and Earth Republic man, and Ila was named after her grandmother. Her father was a weaponsmith and her mother was a stay at home mother. The only good detail Ila can remember of her mother was the scent of her perfume. Due to her father’s profession, Ila’s family owned a small weapon shop in the Earth Republic. When Ila was only a toddler, her father’s shop was held up by a group of Fire Nation criminals. She heard her father in danger and was the first to witness her father being brutally tortured and murdered with the very weapons he created. After the criminals were done stealing the weapons and money, Ila and her mother were held as hostages, being used as leverage to escape the Earth Republic. They were transported to a poor, isolated area in the Fire Nation, and were used as servants forced to work. Eventually, Ila and her mother learned that they were involved in a servant smuggling.
It had been many years later and Ila was finally a teenager, but still a servant. She was deprived of an ordinary lifestyle, education, and contact with the outside world. So far, her mother had been withered and used, teetering between life and death. Just like many other of the smuggled women, Ila’s mother had given birth to numerous bastard children. Ila was wide awake the nights her mother would be dragged out of her cell by crowds of drunk pigs. The physical and mental abuse eventually took it’s toll on Ila, but took an even bigger toll on her mother. Ila’s mother eventually lost of her mind, and became abusive herself. She distanced herself from Ila and would spew hateful and dehumanizing things at her, forcing herself to believe that Ila wasn't her biological daughter, and was a bastard child like the others. Ila continued to love and care for her mother regardless of the things her mother said. Her mother was all she had left in the world.
There came a night where Ila’s mother had enough of the abuse and decided to fight back. However, her mother was killed and stabbed through her chest with a katana by one of the men in charge. Considering she was all she had, her mother’s death cut Ila deeply, and she grieved her mother’s death for a long time. When Ila was finally approached by one the men, she was forced to be slept with. After a night of tireless screaming, violation, and torture, it changed her life forever. She understood that she could no longer submit and had to fight back, and the bloodshed she witnessed made her realize that the men deserved the very same punishment. The next night, the very man came for more. Luckily for her, she got a hold of his katana; the very same one that killed her mother. As the drunk man staggered, it gave Ila a chance to go for the kill. As she struck over and over, Ila vividly remembered cutting off his ear first, then the top corner of his head, and then ultimately executed him as swiftly as a guillotine. Keeping the katana for herself, Ila used this opportunity to escape the hellhole and venture to wherever the wind took her. For a couple of years, she met a master in the Fire Nation who enlightening her on the ways of a swordswoman. She was taught that vengeance would never answer her questions; but she thought otherwise. With a long list of men to kill, she's only managed to hunt down and kill three. She relocated to Republic City, praying she'll bring them and many more to justice.
The user is adept in basic martial arts, allowing them to stay on par with someone who has focused their training on bending.
The user has trained extensively with the use of classical weapons in order to make up for their deficit when it comes to taking on a bender.
The user has received extensive training in their agility in order to increase their raw physical speed. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training with weights and other forms of exercise in order to increase their raw physical strength. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training in physical endurance in order to increase the amount of physical energy they have at any given time. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user has and is knowledgeable on how to use steam powered, mechanized joints which augments the users strength, jump height/length and forward speed. However, the use has a deficit place upon their over all agility and mobility, making it harder for them to dodge as well as turn quickly. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user is knowledgeable in basic medical training using herbs and other medicines to treat minor injuries on themselves and others. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Weapon Master(Achieved after 1 month)
The user is knowledgeable in crafting weapons, armors and even basic machinery made of metal and even basic composite materials. Metal is more durable but heavy and cumbersome while composites are lighter but more vulnerable.
The user has extensively trained with all forms of melee weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of melee weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: swords, axes, maces, etc)
The user is knowledgeable in forging anything made of platinum. Items are highly resilient and are unable to be metalbent. Not only this, but they are stronger and sharper than regular metals; making them able to cut through, withstand impacts better or break things a normal weapon could not. Platinum weighs just as much as regular metal would. NOTE: Under no circumstances should a character have a weapon, armor or devices made out of platinum without this power.
The user has the knowledge to construct and use collapsible shields attached to the forearms. While normally retracted, the shields extend outwards to provide more protection against incoming attacks. These shields can be made out of a variety of materials to augment their weight and strength.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user has extensively trained with all forms of ranged weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of ranged weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: bows, crossbows, throwing weapons, etc) (Achieved after 2 months)
The user is knowledgeable in the art of stealth. The user has received training that allows them to do a multitude of stealth maneuvers; from sneaking silently to achieving quick attacks without making a sound. (Achieved after 4 months)
The user is knowledgeable in the construction and usage of assorted types of explosives. These explosives can range from simple smoke grenades or even detonate-able satchel charges. NOTE: These weapons are illegal to use. (Achieved after 6 months)