Strawberry

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Strawberry
Strawberry.png
Monowhip Adept and sneaky girl
Discord @Neetshot#7645
Reddit [1]
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
CDP 2
D.O.B. 9th January 2063
Age 18
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - D
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - B
Skills - C
Resources - D


Character Information

Summary

A Barrens girl who's decided to use her abilities as an Adept to 'stick it to the man'. She embodies the punk aesthetic, with a loud, distinctive style and a vicious manner of fighting. She's a cheerful, snarky girl with perhaps a little too much youthful confidence, but so far, she's been able to back it up with skill. Strawberry is a somewhat shameless, crass person, and can be thoughtlessly callous at times, but she's not a bad person at heart. She has weak muscles as a result of malnutrition, but remarkable reflexes, and the money she's pulled from being a runner has started to help build up her endurance, at least.

Goals

Make enough money to live someplace stable and nice.

Make a name for herself.

Get strong enough that others can't look down on her.

Fuck up Horizon.

Background

Strawberry - birth name 'Scarlett Young' - had a rough start, what with being born to a SINless family in the Barrens. Both of her parents were Otakus, and at first, things weren't great for the family. However, a year after Strawberry was born, in the wake of Crash 2.0, her parents Emerged as Technomancers. At first, the change was a scary thing for them, but they adapted well. With access to the Endless Archive, they started to pull in cash as Matrix-scavengers, covertly using their newly-found abilities to scavenge for lost files and programs within the archive. It wasn't enough to get out of their drab, low-class lifestyle, but it was enough to provide a small safety net, at least.

Incidentally, this also provided the foundation for Strawberry's childhood. She grew up on decades-old trids, vids and sims, and it influenced her tastes, giving her a fondness for old punk and lolita fashion, Japanese music (most notably synthetic software such as Vocalid) and dancing. Due to being raised on the streets, she never received a proper education, but having Technomancer parents meant she managed to get some familiarity with technology, at least. What time wasn't spent immersed in ancient entertainment was instead spent amongst other street kids, who formed their own inconsequential little gangs. It was a dangerous time, as they spent much of their time involved in thievery and fights, but whenever push came to shove, Strawberry always found something that pushed her to be savage enough to survive the streets.

It was at the age of 11 that Strawberry was really changed her life. Her parents had left her in the hands of her friends, since she'd already developed a surprising amount of independence, and made their way to Las Vegas to join the Matrix Warriors for Revolution and Freedom, to fight for their rights as Technomancers. The leader of the group, a teenager a few years older, came to their little hideout to tell Strawberry about the massacre. In a fit of anger and fear, she fled the den out into the streets and alleys...and into someone she'd wronged a few too many times.

That was when she Awakened. Natural reflexes and agility, enhanced even further by the surge of freshly-awoken Adept powers, made it seem like time stood still...and now that she was truly whole, Thunderbird could truly push her to be the strongest she could be. Strawberry killed her assailent with a broken wire fence, truly filling out her skills. The spirit revealed that she'd been following the pink-haired girl since she'd first taken to the streets, sensing in her the power to survive the streets, and now, the anger to push her to do more.

Over the course of the next few years, Strawberry proved Thunderbird right. First through crime, but eventually she managed to break into the world of shadows and became a Shadowrunner, with a penchant for combat-focused missions where she could really cut loose. In particular, she found a calling for running against Horizon, for obvious reasons.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Common Sense - A life growing up on the streets lends towards knowing when not to do what you're thinking of doing.

Inspired (Performance) - Much of Strawberry's childhood was spend watching singers and dancers of all kinds, and it was a hobby she picked up herself with surprising ease.

Mentor Spirit (Thunderbird) - Thunderbird has been watching Strawberry since childhood, and now that her presence has been revealed to her, she pushed her to fight, survive, and grow.

Mentor's Mask - Thunderbird's mask takes the form of black-pink lightning that courses across Strawberry's body and streams from her eyes in bright trails.

School of Hard Knocks - Strawberry grew up on the streets, so she knows its ins and outs.

Negative

Distinctive Style - Strawberry has a particularly...loud hairstyle, and a penchant for punk and lolita fashion.

Uneducated - Growing up on the streets meant that Strawberry didn't get to really have a proper educaton.

Vendetta (Horizon) - Strawberry wholly believes that Horizon is to blame for the Technomancer Massacre, and wants to get back at them in any way possible.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Looking Out For the Little GuyKorean_BBQ11 August 2081
It Belongs in a Museum 3: Half-LivedKoreanBBQThe Cutter's Curator8 August 2081
Wednesday Night WashKorean_BBQIt's Always Wednesday in Seattle2 August 2081

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Alessa P 4 3 Fixer Owner of The Daze The Daze, Shadow Connections, Ear to the Ground, Punk Rocker, Bootleggers Even
Uta Yamamura 3 3 Gear Tailor/Focusmonger Focusmonger, Tailor, Hermetic, NEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRD Even
Professor Simeon Jones 3 1 Networking Museum Curator 5th World Tech Enthusiast, Museum Curator, Back Alley Museum, Historic Academic Even


Organizations

Allies

Alessa P - Strawberry frequents the Daze, appreciating its rebellios, punk atmosphere.

Uta Yamamura - The two ran into each other a few times on the streets of Redmond, and that passing acquaintance - and now shared membership in certain subcultures - has led to a strong working relationship.

Enemies

Horizon - Strawberry fully buys into the theory that Horizon is responsible for the Technomancer Massacre, and subsequently, the deaths of her parents.

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

It's really in her name. Strawberry's Monofilament Whip has a strawberry-shaped weight instead of the typical ball tip.

Matrix Search Table

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Shadow Community Table

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SINs

Cassie Fairview (R4) - Adept License, Bounty Hunter License, Driver's License, Firearms License.

Appearance

Strawberry is a somewhat scrawny girl, standing at a mere 5'0", a result of malnutrition from growing up in the streets. She has pale skin and loud, pink hair styled into thick drills, with blunt bangs. Her eye colour matches her hair. She seems constantly filled with energy, barely able to stay still, though it doesn't mean she's not paying attention.

Clothing

Strawberry tends to stick to a mixture of punk and lolita fashion, with plenty of skirts, frills and straps. Her favourite outfit is the one in her picture, with black tights and platform boots that match her gloves.

Matrix Persona

Strawberry's Matrix Persona looks the same as her usual self. Her parents may have been Technomancers, but it's not really her area of expertise.

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