Shin Megami Tensei, or System Shock? I wonder, I wonder~
Yeah, I'm in. Ah, btw, do I have to play for the humans' side?..
Please let me know if I can play a raving mad cultist or an... *outsider*. I shall then right up one application forthwith.
Failing that, however, it seems that the team is quite the sausage-fest, with the exception of Tabitha. Allow me to apply for someone to change that somewhat..?
Name: Elrika Fruytier
Gender: La femme magnifique.
Description: It's hard to tell whether she is plump or thin - Elrika always wears very baggy clothing that obscures her form and hides her body; nevertheless, her clothes hang off of her somewhat short height, and she occasionally has to adjust a dangling sleeve or tighten her belt - that, given her penchant for surviving off of nothing but black coffee and InstantRice(r) has meant that she probably is quite petite. Her hair was once some other color - but she regularly dyes it a blue so dark that it is almost black to match the blue of her eyes.
Former Occupation: Elrika supposedly served as a private investigator, although little record of her prior work can be found; it appears she did indeed solve cases of some renown in her youth, but the last documented appearance she makes lists her as studying Comparative Mythology at a community college.
Current Occupation: Questions Lifestyles had about her prior occupation aside, the one thing that Elrika does well - EXCEEDINGLY well - is solve problems. She takes immense glee in cutting straight to the truth of a situation, no matter how unpleasant. As an analyst for the team, she is supposed to wait until areas are clear, and provide tactical support as well as understanding of the physiology and nature of the invaders - and how best to destroy them. Of course, that may not be enough for her - and if her 'little grey cells' tell her that the chance to face a foe worthy of her intellect will only come from going along with the team, there is nothing in Hell that could stop her.
Weapons: The Truth!, Nasty Words, Poison. Failing all of the above, anything that is exceedingly sharp and causes bleeding and intense tissue damage - she is quite good with the scalpel she carries around with her, which has a scythe-like honed curve.
Equipment: Aforementioned scalpel, an old-fashioned notepad and paper, a midnight blue pen and a red highlighter, a heat and stress resistant Lifestyles WriteRight Pad, 'The Mysterious Affair of the Gull's Cry', a .357 Magnum 'Chandler' and five speedloaders.
Bio: In almost any timeline, there would have been little need for someone like Elrika Fruytier; with the move towards global peace and integration - or at least corporate integration - crime became a less common and more private occurrence. While other minds were stimulated by the affairs of white-collar crime and arresting those whose fingers dipped into the company account, such crimes bored Elrika and left her mind to languish. She craved challenge, more than challenge - someone whom she could cut down, humiliate, utterly embarrass with how clever she was. Opportunities for this sort of thing must be at least one in one million... But one came, nonetheless.
Having survived on a stipend earned by performing minor problem-solving and analysis duties for the Universiteit Gent, Elrika studied things related to a certain case that she had never been able to crack. To call this case an actual case was wrong, however; it was mere speculation, something that could be neither proven nor denied - are there things beyond human understanding? Do they exist..?
Of course not. There is no way, absolutely no way, that there is nothing that can exist beyond the realm of human understanding! Full of belief in her own skill, Elrika packed the few belongings she owned tidily, and presented her case to Lifestyles - having prepared several cases full of 'supportive material' if they tried to deny her a spot on the team.
Augmentations and Side-Effects: Elrika needs no augmentations - so long as she has access to her little grey cells, of course. And they are keen little grey cells indeed, capable of processing a great many facts with speed and accuracy. However, she is very arrogant and headstrong about her opinions, and absolutely denies the remote possibility that the Unknown Invasive Entities are anything but bizarre life with hitherto unknown capabilities. She is also very mean and snarky -
yet strangely tries to avoid anything so mean or meta that it would break the team, the bane of gamemasters everywhere
So, what do you think, everyone?
I hope you think it's <good!>