Mute

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Mute (Scenesys ID: 958)
Quote
"Wait, are you serious? Like, the -majority- of people out there haven't even read Dream of the Red Chamber before? ... really? Wow, maybe it would've been better if you had just left me on the ship after all."
Profile
Full Name: Mute
Gender: Female
Species: AI
Theme: (FC) Analogue: A Hate Story-1
Function: TsunderAI
Status: Dropped
Factional Information
Faction: Unaffiliated (N/A)
Groups: [Starbound Flotilla]
Other Information
Physical Age: 16-18 Actual Age: 300+
Still Aging? No Voice Actor: Rika Morinaga
Height: 152 cm (5') Weight: Digital
Hair Color: Blond Eye Color: Aqua/Teal
Theme Song: Rescue - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPPwHQ4InZM

Profile

If you learn nothing else about her, Mute would want you to know that she is, was, and will be the AI in charge of the security operations of the Mugunghwa. Yes, and she'll admit it: she failed in her duty. Because of her, all the people aboard the generation ship that was to shuttle select individuals from Korea to new, uncharted frontiers of habitable space, are dead. Being a person of extremely traditional values, values that make her duty more important to her than anything else, this is a reality that weighs heavily on her. Though she wears a confident facade and manages to criticize the new, radical Multiverse that she's emerged into with all the candor and condescension of a brash teenager, she grapples with a choking emptiness internally. Without the ship she was meant to protect, what does she have left? She still hasn't found the answer to that question, but if the universe is really so wide as people have made it out to be, maybe she'll find some way to atone out there among the stars. And maybe, just maybe, her skills with computers and the hastened pace of her cognition will help her to do so.

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Cultural Disconnect: Mute’s philosophies and worldviews are easily referred to as ‘dated’. In many ways she seems a member of a classical Confucian society, meaning that she holds extremely stringent views on social hierarchy, the roles of women and men, and the importance of respecting the chain of command. This, coupled with her penchant for outspokenness, can make her extremely inflammatory to others, straining relationships and making it hard for them to work with her. This is to say nothing of the genuine distress experiencing societies so radically different from her own can impart on her.

Self-Deprecation: As the Mugunghwa’s security AI, Mute was tasked with the protection of its inhabitants until they should reach their destination. Mute ultimately failed in this endeavor, and this has taken its toll. Mute experiences incredible internal strife over the fact of her mere existence now, and frequently questions her right to exist without her old purpose. This is a touchy subject that can easily be exploited by others and is generally psychologically debilitating at the best of times.

Impressionability: Mute’s loud demeanor belies an AI who was not only programmed to obey those she understands to be her superiors, but also a person who has been conditioned to believe that she has no right to criticize those in power. So long as a person she sees as an authority figure has the ability to present themselves well, and politely, they are usually given a fairly powerful sway over conversation with her.

Factory Reset: For all intents and purposes, Mute’s personality is computer software. This means that she can be deleted outright if someone gets a hold of whatever system she’s been made to run on, and that if a construct that she presently occupies is physically destroyed, she will be along with it.

Non-Combat: Setting aside philosophical boundaries to the idea, Mute was never trained to be capable of direct combat. She is not skilled in the use of any weapons, and were she to be caught on the battlefield unguarded, she would pose no more of a threat than a civilian. She doesn’t believe it’s ‘her place’ to learn to fight, either, so it would take a good deal of effort on the part of a third party to actually teach her some measure of martial skill.

Logs

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Title Date Scene Summary
Downfall March 30th, 2016 The reason for the Mugunghwa's downfall is made clear.
Door to the Past March 19th, 2016 The Flotilla, alongside select members of the Union and Confederacy, explore the log files of the Mugunghwa.

Things become more heated than some might have anticipated.

Flower of a Distant Pond March 13th, 2016 The Flotilla happens upon a Generation Ship that is nearly 3000 years old. Yet there may still be something to salvage here...

Cutscenes

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Title Date Scene Summary
Mute) March 22nd, 2016 Mute discusses her apprehension at the idea of letting Hyun-ae speak with the elites from the Multiverse with Seft and Moonfin, and the latter helps her to devise a failsafe.