Owned by Gigitygig
Bender type: Nonbender
Eyes: Pale Blue
If you were to describe the character of Ryoko in one word you would use uncaring. This one word makes up the core of her being, she gives nary a thought for anyone else and the law means less than a pile of dung when she is faced with it. Ryoko is neither a rough or abrasive person when talking to others, she merely does not care enough about any living thing to actually show a meaningful response when conversing with them.
Ryoko is despite her complete disregard for anything else in the world, is very animated and vocal when it comes to her own protection or survival. She will often go to extreme lengths to ensure her own safety above all others, even to the point where she will willingly and unregretfully commit murder.
Ryoko despite being a truly uncaring being has a series of strange habits that she follows religiously namely; if given the option she will wear a maid-like outfit, the exclusive use of small knives in battle and the need to compulsively lick her blade/s if they get blood on them…
Ryoko was born in a small town to the south of Ba Sing Se. The town was a primarily a mining town and so the Earthbender populace accounted for over 90% of the total populace. Ryoko’s parents Shang Mukankaku and Li Karoshi, two Fire Nation non-benders that could trace their ancestry back to colonists from the time of the Hundred Years War, were the heirs to the rights of the two largest mines that the town worked. Theirs was a forbidden love for the heads of each of their families had long been bitter enemies and they hated even the thought of each other.
After many years of secret meetings (inspired by the story of Oma and Shu) Shang and Li finally had the worked up the gall to tell their parents of their love. Surprisingly, time had worn down the hate between their families and a marriage was accepted, though only on the premise of if two children were born to Shang and Li the rights to each mine would be separated once again.
After 10 years of marriage twins were born to Shang and Li, Taro and Goma. Taro grew up a firebender, the first in both families in 5 generations. He was taught by masters and his skills were considered to be on par with a fire sage by the age of 16. Goma on the other hand was born with severe mental disabilities and through extensive therapy was brought to the mental level of a 10 year old child by the time he was 18 years of age. After much pleading with the old heads of each family it was decided that Taro would be allowed to claim both of the mines as long as he cared for Goma after Shang and Li had passed.
A further 5 years passed after this declaration, Shang and Li were in their late 40s and had assumed the responsibilities of family head for each house. Taro and Goma who were both 23 at the time had left for Ba Sing Se to sell off some ore when their caravan was set upon by some Earthbender bandits. The brothers were kidnapped and the family’s ore was stolen… Shang and Li tried to bargain for their sons as best they could but the business and livelihood of their family came first. As per the instruction of their parents Shang and Li began to try for another child and after a year and a half Li fell pregnant with Ryoko.
The day Ryoko was born was rather unfortunately the day her elder brothers were finally killed off by the bandits and as such there was no celebration nor any happiness at all when she came into the world. Ryoko was treated callously by her father and spoiled by her mother. By the time Ryoko was 12 her parents were already in their mid 50s, they had no time for her and often she was left alone in the grand house that she lived in. When she did interact with her parents it was often not on good terms, her father took to beating her and her mother to attempting to appease her. This duality of attitudes led Ryoko to believe that her parents were worthless as all they ever did was contradict each other. This point of view strengthened over the years and by Ryoko’s 17th birthday she had ceased to even speak to her parents, favoring solitude instead.
Ryoko’s parents died the following year and Ryoko as the only living offspring was given control of the family’s entire mining business. For a while it all worked out, the business was growing, money was being made and Ryoko had even been able to take over a rival company, but this success was not to come without consequences. Ryoko’s uncaring nature had finally caused members of her extended family, namely the to resent her and in a few months they had arranged for her to be placed in a mental hospital on the grounds of chronic sociopathy…
It has been 2 years since Ryoko was admitted to the Ba Sing Se Mental Hospital and now, due to good behavior Ryoko is headed for Republic City for a probationary period at the Sanitarium in the city before her release...
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 is knowledgeable in making and using chain hooks. They can be used for transportation as well as combat. (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)
Chi-Blocker(Achieved after 1 month)
The user has trained in order to achieve the ability to be as precise as possible in combat. This ranges from striking chi points to firing arrows from a bow. However, in focusing their training in this, the user has lessened the total power behind all of their attacks.
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.
The user is knowledgeable of the chi points along a person's body and how to strike them in order to temporarily disable an opponent. Possibly causing intense pain, paralysis and negating the target's bending.
Chi-Blockers are capable of achieving a greater level of physical flexibility than others, allowing them to dodge attacks and escape restraints more effectively.
(Note: Once an ability is chosen, it cannot be changed. Also, Master level powers can only be achieved after 7 months and require 2 open power slots.)
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. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user, through intense practice and meditation, has achieved the ability to force their body to not send signals of pain to their brain while releasing a massive burst of adrenaline. Due to this, they can keep on going even when horribly injured and temporarily increases their speed and strength, despite the costs. However, this is a double edged sword and the user will not be able to know when their injuries are too severe, causing them to suffer greatly afterwards and be physically drained. This effect can only last for a few minutes, as it requires intense concentration. (Achieved after 7 months)