| Mai (Scenesys ID: -1)
| "I'm sorry I'm not as high-strung and crazy as the rest of you."
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|| (FC) Avatar: The Last Airbender-1
|| Ray of Sunshine
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|| Confederacy (A-Ally)
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The daughter of a high-ranking government official, Mai grew up as the epitome of a child that was to be seen and not heard. Her upbringing was highly controlled under the constant concern that any acting out might influence her father's political standing. As a result, Mai spent years repressing her emotions, playing the part of the perfect daughter. Her boredom with this unfulfilling life led to finding ways of amusing herself by throwing knives at her bedroom wall. Gradually, Mai developed this skill, wielding knives and thrown weapons as easily as the Fire Nation's benders wield flame. Though unable to wield the elements, Mai is nonetheless capable of taking down even a skilled bender with judicious and terrifyingly precise application of throwing knives. She comes across as a dark and gloomy soul, prone to brooding. Her interactions with others are by turns either unenthusiastic, stoic, or with a sarcasm bordering on acerbity; and though she lacks Azula's violent temper, she nonetheless has no patience for fools.
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- Due to the oppressively controlled environment she grew up in, Mai invests very little attachment into people, situations, or things, and doesn't have very much faith in anything. As a child she did not speak unless spoken to, and stifled her emotions. As a young woman, she retains these traits, and has difficulty forming attachments to much of anything. Very few things have managed to pass this threshold, and in most cases she will prefer to keep the world at arm's length... and not care.
- Mai's upbringing taught her to conform and to bend to the will of individuals more influential than herself. She will in many cases go along with whatever choices are made, even if she doesn't necessarily agree with them. Sometimes this can result in choices or actions detrimental to herself, but the instinct to keep a low profile and not butt heads with important people is a strong one.
- Dingy Grey Aura
- Becoming the "perfect daughter" to preserve her father's political career, Mai learned to repress her emotions and to deny self-expression. The face she puts on to the world is generally bland with a slight bent toward pessimism, and very little personality or expression shown towards others. While this can sometimes work in her favor, her lack of enthusiasm can be self-sabotaging; especially in the face of greater Confederate goals.
- Lack of Ambition
- Mai is absolutely directionless when it comes to personal ambition. She has no real goals of her own, and she's largely content to let life pass her by. From a Confederate standpoint, this can be problematic if she allows missions to be compromised simply because she cannot be bothered to care; unless given sufficient motivation, she tends not to put in that extra effort that might mean the difference between success or failure. Needless to say, this can get her into trouble with the Confederacy. Or with Azula.
- Limited Ammo
- One disadvantage to fighting with thrown weapons is the fact that unless it's a boomerang, they don't usually come back by themselves. Mai carries a staggering quantity of weapons with her at any given time, but she can't carry too many. Once she's been completely disarmed, there isn't much left she can do.
- Mundane, Ish
- Unlike a lot of the people she's dealt with from her world, Mai has no supernatural talents. Her skill with knives is entirely self-taught. She has no capacity to bend the elements to her will and no potential to learn it. This can be a problem if her agility and her weaponry fail her, as they're her first and only lines of defense.
- For all that she's a useful ally in a fight, Mai can be convinced not to act by others due to her inherent lack of motivation. If she feels that something is too much of a pointless effort, or if it inconveniences Mai in any major way. For example, offending Mai's high standards of cleanliness are a good way for her to refuse to participate. Victory is not worth slogging through the mud.
- Though unable to show it in any meaningful way, Mai harbors strong feelings for the exiled Prince Zuko. She knows he can take care of himself, but when he does fall into trouble, it can have a stronger impact on Mai than she might admit. If she feels he's sufficiently threatened, she will come to his defense, even if it clashes with Confederate or Fire Nation interests.
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