|Lou (Scenesys ID: 64)|
|"Tears? Impossible. Useless emotions should not be active."|
|Theme:||(FC) Phantasy Star Universe-2|
|Physical Age:||15||Actual Age:||Unknown|
|Still Aging?||No||Voice Actor:||Ayako Kawasumi|
|Hair Color:||Pink||Eye Color:||Blue-Green|
There are some Guardians that go through their entire careers without realizing the truth behind the enigmatic Lou. She seems to be almost everywhere she is needed, as though she has a magic portal she can simply step through within moments. In actuality, there are dozens of functionally identical Lou units placed strategically around the Gurhal system, and now the Multiverse itself. Each one is able to share surveillance data between themselves and the Host Lou, which remains in the Guardians main headquarters. Despite this, they aren't truly what one could call a hive mind, and each would deny meeting someone before even if they had encountered another of their 'sisters,' creating considerable confusion for those that don't realize their nature. Despite being designed mostly for intelligence gathering and dissemination, Lou units are sometimes sent into battle as escorts and guides on key missions, where they primarily serve as ranged support.
CAST: While their kind may boast of many improved capabilities over the more flesh bound races of Gurhal, they are not without weaknesses..though to a CAST they may question whether they are truly bad points. Due to their dense construction, while they might be more durable and stronger, their reaction speed is also surprisingly stunted. Due to having a lower ratio of organic matter in their bodies, they also have a much less (but existent) amount of photons, leaving them both more vulnerable to attack by TECHNICs (for the purposes of the multiverse, pretty much any local brand of 'magic' or 'the force'), as well as less capable of using them. In mechanical terms, they had only half the capability or protection of a human. CASTs, while they are immune to many of the maladies that plague their fleshier counterparts, including old age, do have their own suite of problems as they grow older, such as Instant Crash Syndrome, and can still be vulnerable to super-concentrated forms of human pathogens. No Lou seems to be old enough now to suffer from ICS, for now.
Obviously Non-Human: This is a larger problem in some worlds than others. Like most CASTs, while Lou is quite humanoid in form, she has enough robotic parts that it would be difficult for her to conceal her nature without some even more conspicuous measures. Instead of ears, she has auxiliary sensor packs. The irises of her eyes are obviously a machine approximation. There are seams on her cheeks where her synthetic skin joins together. Her voice has reverb. There are horn-like antennae coming out of her head. This is on top of her utter lack of acting ability. It would be utterly hopeless for her to try to pass herself off as anything else, unless there was a science fiction convention in town.
Uncanny Valley: Somewhat related to being non-human. Most CASTs have easily as much personality as the other races of Gurhal, and if not for their outwardly mechanical parts would likely easily pass for human. The Lou units, due to their assigned role and being able to access their shared records, have even less 'processor to spare' for such trivial matters. It isn't that they are completely void of a personality, but at the same time their direct manner can make some uncomfortable. They can insult others when they actually meant to compliment them ('that was a fast calculation for a Beast'). For those that know of their surveillance roles, and their seeming knack for being anywhere, it might be even harder to trust them. Nonetheless, at least some Lous have shown the capability for emotional growth, if treated well by others.Calculating: Even more so than most CASTs, Lou's actions and decisions can seem machine-like. She may not always make the most popular choice, when the other seems to be more advantageous. As the Guardians are primarily concerned with protecting and preserving life and property in the Gurhal system, this often places a Lou unit in a situation where she would have to make a difficult choice that could cost people their homes, or even their lives. In this, with her seemingly cold reasoning, she may sometimes come off as having little regard for the means as long as the end is suitable. It also makes the choices others make that run counter to logic harder for her to understand, even though some Lou units are trying to come to grips with this, as more field units encounter these situations.
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|Smash and Grab||June 3rd, 2015||The Empire managed to seize Juno Eclipse and the Rogue Shadow in the previous night's raid on Sienar Fleet Systems. Now, her allies and friends are determined to get her back.|
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|The Artificial-Nonartificial Happiness Festival||May 6th, 2015||A different kind of festival.|
|Operation: APOLLO||April 13th, 2015||Elites work with ReGenesis to restore power to the continent by reactivating three solar power plants. Along the way, they encounter cultists and robots and bears (oh my)!|
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