From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Work in Progress.
|Player: @Void Aegis|
|Real Name:||Akina Dose|
|Known Aliases:||Darren Crane, Kavi, Kayla McCrimmon, Natalie Morrison, Nathan Morrison, Raven Anisa, Ronald Musgrave, Scourging Wave, The Grave, Void Assassin, Void Dreamer, Void Surveyor, Void Wanderer|
|Weight:||20 lbs. (Abnormally light)|
|Place of Birth:||Paragon City|
|Base of Operations:||The Etoile Isles|
|Known Relatives:||Mother (Ein Dose); Father (Ron Musgrave); Uncle (Jack Musgrave); Half-Uncle (Lucas Musgrave); Separate Incarnation's Daughter (Annie Avery); Adopted Daughter (Avril Dose); Daughter (Barbara Markov) Future Daughter (Brynne Dose (see also: Lily Dose); Daughter-in-Law (Charlie Markov); Daughter-in-Law (Jean Avery); Daughter (Lily Dose); Step-Grandchild (Sky Markov)|
|Heightened senses of smell and hearing|
|Exceedingly agile and intelligent|
|No additional information available.|
((Feel free to add your character as a blank name somewhere in here. I'll come back and edit in a description. Whether it's a friend or foe, put them here and I'll get to it.))
Friends and Loved Ones
- Anna Crane: Anna's reliability has never come into question during past exploits. The former leader and founder of the Rogue Isles Protectorate, a hero organization based within the Rogue Isles, Anna garnered Akina's respect from the moment they laid eyes upon one another. From that moment forth blossomed a productive friendship (and temporarily a romance) and partnership, one which has only suffered from a minor falling out in the wake of Beta Ward's resurgence, something that caused Anna to return to her formerly deceased wife. Nonetheless, Akina relies on Anna when the chips are down to get her back, and still regards her as one of her truest friends.
- Ashley Dose/Barbara Markov: Though actually produced from the sloughed-off demonic taint surrounding Akina purified into a semi-amiable form, Akina and Ashley prefer to regard her as a "daughter" of sorts. It was later in her life during a period where she attempted to hide that Ashley inadvertently usurped the body of a future version of her co-existing in the present timeline...and with her, Markov Industries, a production facility for gadgets and gizmos. Though originally based in Cap au Diable, Markov Industries has relocated its headquarters to the highrise buildings of Steel Canyon when Ashley assumed her elder self, "Barbara's" identity and departed for Paragon. Though Akina disapproves of her rampant use of both scientific and magical knowledge as though it's a petty plaything, she's well aware that Ashley's intelligence might even exceed her own, and thereby allows her to go about her business mostly unimpeded.
- Brian Troy: The greatest person in Akina's world, Brian Troy serves as a paragon of family values and the mobile conscience yammering in her ear. The robotic spectre has in the past challenged her ideals and beliefs to the breaking point, questioned the moral and ethical ramifications of her work, and passed judgement on her treatment of others. Though Akina externally shows hostility towards this behavior, beneath the surface lies a grudging gratitude that only Brian may be truly aware of. Always the first to be contacted when there's a problem (and one of the few on her phone's speed dial), one can safely conclude that the bond Akina shares with Brian is reminiscent of a bickering wife and husband, or rivals. Without Brian, Akina privately believes, her world wouldn't hold half the meaning it does today...nor, perhaps, would there be someone to convince her it might be worth saving.
- Brynne Dose: Common are children from the future these days, but much more rare are those wherein the parent wanted them. Thrust into an alternate future, Akina's explorations led her to encounter that world's older variant of her daughter Lily. In a short time, Lily was assaulted by the reigning overlord of her reality, shunting Akina through a portal back to her own time to safety. Determined not to lose any part of her family ever again, Akina wrenched the portal back open with her own gadgetry before delivering a cold-blooded assault with an anti-matter pistol, breaching the containment suit which sustained Lily's attacker and allowed Akina to get her to safety while he writhed and seemingly succumbed to the throes of death. In the present continuity, the future girl's taken on the name of one of Akina's past flames so as to not share Lily's name, and has been advised to never make contact with her younger self just in case the Blinovitch Limitation Effect might prove to have a hold.
- Charlie Markov: Charlie's relationship with Akina was initially uneven, as she met the tiny woman under Ashley's corrupted belief that Akina was the root of any evil in her mind. Over the years, they've smoothed that mistake down, Akina going so far as to provide her with a place to stay when Charlie was temporarily infected with a vampiric plague, driven mad by her missing wife and baby, and reduced to utter randomness. Provided with intensive combat training even during that time, Charlie's been provided with a rare insight into how Akina's mind truly works, and the two hold mutual respect for one another.
- Doctor Shockter: Wilshire Shachter's exact relationship with Akina has remained below-ground for the most part, though her personal statements regarding his existence seem to have identified him as Ashley's medical doctor at some point.
- Drecker Caine: Comic relief to most and a walking punching bag to others, Akina sees Drecker as a genuine friend. Despite his past days as a villainous character and occasionally unsavory demeanor (though his robot is chiefly guilty of this), Akina's trusted and befriended Drecker enough to allow him into her personal home, that which is otherwise occupied only by herself and her offspring.
- Ein Dose: Considered Akina's mother by most, the connection between Ein and Aki is actually rather complicated. Remaining one of the few loved people in Akina's life, however, Ein has had more contact with the female as of late. Despite having prodigious aptitude for inventing bizarre things, exhibiting unreasonable quirks, and on occasion being absolutely unlikable, Akina's respect and love for her mother hasn't lessened through her hardships.
- Hardcastle: Hardcastle was once the leader of Akina's current group, the SPEAR, a crime-fighting organization based within the Etoile Isles. Having spontaneously disappeared one day along with her third-in-command and the majority of the group, Akina assumed control, though she largely uses the space to store her plethora of plundered items now. Privately, she wishes for Castle's return, believing the Rogue Isles may need a paragon of virtue like her soon.
- Jacob Morrison: The behemoth of a man may be intimidating at first glance to some, but experience has allowed Akina to know full well Jacob's metallic powersuit hides a gigantic heart. Though his aptitude and tendency for chucking pies at people from contrived catapults has quelled in recent months, her admiration towards him has not lessened whatsoever, in fact enhanced by him being one of the few people she considers "left" in her life.
- Jean Avery: A reclusive inventress, Jean's innovations could have stunned the scientific community at large...if she'd ever chosen to leave her laboratory long enough to publish them. Having associated with the same version of Akina that the Etoile Phantom did, Jean was aware of the diminutive woman's existence, and the two get along surprisingly well.
- Lana Shull: Lana and Akina have a rocky relationship at best; neither of the two fully trust the other, each having some origins planted within the same unsavory creature. Despite this, they've set aside their differences for mutual cooperation on preventing numerous invasions both have foreseen, foremost amongst them the Praetorian incursion.
- Lily Dose: Really an alternate universe's version of Lana Shull, the formerly-dubbed Nyx utilized her reality manipulating abilities to alter her own genetic structure so as to shunt her true mother's genetic material into a mere 2% of her composition, replacing this with Akina's material in a show of appreciation towards the unprecedented kindness Akina showed her, and a way of compensating for her having wanted a true daughter. Lily may well be the closest to this Akina ever gets, and she isn't taking it for granted.
- Lumena: Though once prominently in contact, Lumena and Akina have drifted apart as time took a dire hold. With Lumena's disappearance for over a year, Aki found herself minus one of her best friends...and even with her re-emergence, estrangement has been felt by the diminutive woman.
- Nephilim-01: A sewer dwelling monstrosity, Akina formed an unlikely bond with the reclusive humanoid. Having disappeared for almost a complete year, her connection with him was lost, and though he has ultimately proven to be alive, she has no idea.
- Rezz: Though their interactions have been minimal, Akina's eternal gratefulness towards Rezz for looking after her daughter Ashley during her rebellious sojourn to the Rogue Isles is not something one should shake a stick at. Whether or not the lizard man is aware of it, Akina is willing to lay her life on the line for services provided, believing Rezz to be more of a parental figure to Ashley than she ever was.
- Sam Crane: Samantha Crane is an inventress hailing from an alternate future, one in which Crane genes continue to propagate for dozens of years, potentially spiraling into centuries or more. On a personal note, Akina's confided in Sam many a time when she had no-one else to turn to, and it's led to them forming a close-knit bond. Samantha routinely performs maintenance on Akina's battlesuit (the most recent iteration of which was constructed by the two of them personally), robotic underlings, and various gadgets, upgrading them to levels that Akina admits she couldn't personally attain.
- Shade Nefarious: Something similar to a distant cousin when Akina was infected with a demonic taint, the unlikely friendship was struck up despite all odds being against it. Akina's carefree nature in her younger days may be interpreted as having struck a curious chord in Shade's blackened soul, but nowadays their partnerships are few and far between, oftentimes only seen together when a dire crisis such as a Task Force needs resolution.
- Una Septum: Akina's adopted ward, Avril Dose has proven her reluctance to be an active combatant time and time again. Through her efforts, Aki is desperately attempting to solve the mystery behind the insidious device seemingly clamped to her arm, leaving it perpetually scorched and trailing energy. As far as she's concerned, Avril is as much her daughter as Lily, and she'll spare no expense ensuring she's cured.
- Cassandra Lance: Cassandra was once the designated bane of Akina's existence during her reign as the leader of the Rogue Isles Protectorate; convinced that the merciless mercenary would spell doom for the troop, she continually kept an eye out for any erratic behavior on Cass' part, which in turn only soured their relationship. Though they've by and large parted ways, Akina continues to visit (and is loosely affiliated with) Crane Enterprises, a private mercenary company that Cass runs. Despite often speaking brash words against Cass, she's privately one of the few people Akina would willingly lay down her life for.
- Clerisy: Electrically charged demonic power may be unappealing to some, but to Ash, it's his life's goal...besides eradicating stupidity the world over. Having once killed Akina for interfering in his affairs, the two have miraculously managed to repair their relationship when odds turned against him and Akina was resurrected. Contact is minimal at best, but hostilities have been canned, and they've been spotted numerous times operating alongside one another as Vanguard demands to beat back the Rikti threat.
- Earthen Essence: Despite being the daughter of one of Akina's other incarnations, Akina scarcely pays Annie any heed whatsoever, opting to ignore her and leave her content with her wife.
- Sky-Scar: Once one of the closest men in her life, Robin and Akina drifted apart around the time she was inducted into the Rogue Isles Protectorate. On the surface, she considers his drunken shell a mere sliver of the man he was before, but deep down there may be something more...perhaps a last hope for her friend.
- Sky Markov: Still a toddler, the development of Sky's motor skills has been impaired not by her idiocy, but her reluctance to walk or gesture at all; instead, she prefers to hover about and copy information on how to communicate (primarily from her parents) with her psionic probes, beaming her message into a mind when she wishes to convey desires. Sky rarely utters a sound or lets her feet touch her ground, leading those who see her and know of her intellect to regard her as sociopathic and an introvert, but this is not the case: Sky's love of nature is nearly boundless, and she greets each new day with a bright smile. Despite the young mutant being a veritable encyclopedia of gleaned information, Akina's never deigned to communicate with her for long; to date, she's been in her home for a stay of only a few days.
- Void Wanderer: Due to complex tremors rippling through a reality where Akina dueled her grandfather, upon death a probability was hit wherein her being was sealed away, suspended in a state between life and death while the rest of her lives carried on in her place, exact duplicates having been generated at the spot where she died. Following their adventures, Nathan Morrison, the fourth among them, accidentally succeeded in resurrecting Akina from her slumber while discharging energy from a temporal rift. The pair were distant and only loosely connected, and Nathan's since been reborn as Natalie Morrison, who seems somewhat more open to Akina's ideas. Though not distinctly allies, they carry no animosity towards one another.
- Etoile Phantom: When the Phantom initially traveled with Akina's second life, the two started a strict training regiment that not only turned her plucky and adventurous nature into cold-hearted calculations, but cost her yet another very vital thing: Love. Despite deeply admiring the man who guided her about and showed her untold of realities and worlds, she was unceremoniously left behind on Primal Earth with no explanation whatsoever. Whether or not this discrepancy has been resolved is left up for grabs, but her contact with Akina, another variation on the one who guided her about, was relatively pleasurable (if a bit more distanced)...until Akina did something she deemed unforgivable, barely restraining herself from shooting the tiny witch. It's been made very clear if they see one another again, there will be a confrontation, and blood will be shed.
- Ron Musgrave: Akina's own father (in a manner of speaking) and shareholder of many memories she herself possesses, Ron's ability to revive himself from almost any catastrophe, something time has eroded away from her, allows him to remain an enormous thorn in her side. Though his current lives may hold no quarrel with her, the bitter woman wants to see their rivalry through to the end: As far as she's concerned, it's not over until Ron burns.
Thoughts and Opinions
(A section for thoughts on Aki. Add away.)
Aki's been one of my closest friends for the longest time. She's helped me whenever I've called, and I've always done the same for her when I could. At times... I worry her obsession with her father will eventually cause her to become a mirror of him. And I just try my best to keep her on the right path. - Brian Troy
In truth, Akina suffers from a spat of survivor's guilt; having ultimately proven the destruction of an entire planet, caused the near-total extinction of another Earth's population while genuinely attempting to aid them, and lost numerous significant others over her lifespan (such often treated by the dedicated partner with a degree of flippancy she simply can't understand), she's gradually gone downhill from a bubbly, lively personality to a bitter, cynical woman concentrated only on her own motives: Ensuring that what she's seen come to pass prior doesn't repeat itself. To these ends, she can and will do vile activities, having gone so far as to assist Captain Mako to integrate herself more formally with Arachnos and aided the Rogue Isles' leadership in attempts to repel Reichsman.
When in combat, one rarely hears much from Akina: She grows cold as the chill she emits, speaking only to instruct and demand of her assistants. Though her personal troop is all-too willing to carry out her oftentimes borderline-suicidal instructions, many have felt disconcerted by her presence; in the midst of a friendly association, Akina will inevitably be the odd one out, ignoring or deflecting most attempts at conversation. To her, the number one priority is whatever opponent has dared challenge her that day.
More privately, Miss Dose is known to friends and family members as a very serious and jaded woman, but one with a heart of gold beneath it all. Caring for her children, all of which have been acquired through means Akina scarcely intended (she has yet to carry actual offspring, and deems it too dangerous due to her diminutive size), would be a full-time endeavor for most, yet she contently splits her time between her duties as a morally ambiguous heroine and that of a loving mother.
For family and friends, they often find themselves beneath (depending on the day and her mood) cynical observation worthy of Molière, though it's to assist them in becoming better people, or oppressed beneath a nearly-four-foot-tall beacon of love, during which point she expresses how much she truly appreciates them. However, just as often, a pronounced lust for power and control which rests just underneath her friendly exterior can alienate them. Whether the declarations of love are desperate attempts to hold onto those few faithful who've remained by her side for many years remains to be seen, but one question stands above the rest:
Who gave her a therapeutic degree?
Abilities and Equipment
The TT has a vast variety of functions. Its primary usage and function is to allow Akina's band of friends to follow her around (and their chief members have the most efficient units of the bunch), enabling the six members of her core crew, ready for deployment when she is, to be by her side almost constantly when on the prowl (the only downtime on their recall units is their recuperation in between beatings; were it not for the hospitalization unit needing to regenerate whatever damage's been done for them, they could be instantly recalled). Their equipment can be transported the same way. Two core reprogrammed Clockwork units under her care, a Builder and Mender, have much less advanced teleportation units which enable their summoning only on a fifteen minute basis. Coupled with their energy shielding's drain on their power supply, they're incapable of staying active for long. Similarly, an entire legitimate gang formed by deceased member Wesley Ellis near the start of their romps fighting villainy together can be summoned by the mechanism, though the large amount of them simultaneously appearing strains the teleporter's mechanism and temporarily deactivates their call mechanisms after a successful summoning. The longest recharge of all, however, goes to the experimental mode she only developed a year or so back, wherein she designates a number of units (via communicator link) as friendly, then teleports them instantaneously to her location. Doing this risks overloading all the teleporter on every use, and hence tends to be very rare.
The Force Gauntlets built into Akina's current armor were nabbed from a standard Praetorian Police Department Trooper, making them one of the least efficient models. Nevertheless, Force Brawling, while dealing minimal damage (especially given her tiny amount of strength) has a small chance at knocking an opponent's sense of balance off should she land it correctly.
Force Gauntlet bolts are more of a deterrent than an active offensive agent, dealing a minimal amount of damage in an attempt to knock the target off their feet with a continuous onslaught of kinetic energy.