Looks: Devastating if cool. Flowing blue-grey hair, ice blue eyes
and a pale complexion give her the
beauty of a well crafted blade. Her figure is trim yet ample in all the right places.
It was no doubt intended by
both tactical requirement and aesthetic indulgeance that the most compact and powerful
weapons system in El Hazard also
be the most beautiful. That intention was fulfilled.
Smarts: Overwhelming. She no doubt started her life with a
considerable amount of information
programmed into a wicked intelligence. Twenty thousand years of experience have no
doubt expanded and refined that
initial store. Her capacity to learn is far superior to the most sophisticated of
terrestrial computer systems and she
has a highly developed sense of emotional awareness which is probably far in excess of
her designers' intentions.
Personality: Grim. She's a weapon and she knows it. When ordered
she will kill on any scale without
hesitation. However, it is an existence she regrets deeply, having no function other
than leaving death and destruction
in her wake. She has no choice in this as her circuitry requires her to obey without
question the commands of the holder
of her key. If given the choice and the power, though, she would end this existence
by any means required.
Home Economics: While she has no need of a home or the skills
required to maintain one she could no
doubt learn them very quickly given a reason to. She is essentially a highly
sophisticated sentient computer system. At
least that's how she started out. It would take little more than an explanation of
the basic concepts for her to
maintain a warm comfortable home as if she'd been doing it for centuries.
Combat Skills: Berserker. She's a weapon, remember? This is what
she *does*. The last time she was
loosed during one of El Hazard's ancient wars she left entire cities in ruins if she
left anything behind at all.
Her destructive capabilities are on the order of strategic nuclear weapons by way of
contemporary comparison. There was
no defense against her and no surviving her attack. Needless to say little remains of
ancient El Hazard beyond memory
Special Abilities: Flight. Directed energy blasts up to the
thermonuclear scale. The ability to
immediately learn and utilize any combat technique used against her. Her only
limiting factor is that she must be
rewound after expending any large quantity of energy. This is not a task she can
accomplish on her own (no doubt a
Competition: Mizuhara Makoto, Jinnai Katsuhiko. Makoto's ability to
interface with ancient El Hazard
technology has given him great insight into Ifurita's past and her feelings about it.
His compassion for the suffering
she has experienced in the life she's led has unlocked her capacity for feelings up to
and including love. For this act
it is doubtless that anything can tear Ifurita away from Makoto and I wouldn't
recommend trying. Jinnai is certainly not
a romantic rival, if anything he regards her as an appliance. He doesn't even regard
humans as human. The threat he
poses is that he possesses Ifurita's key and thus binds her to obey his commands. If
the circuitry that governs her
obedience can be accessed and disabled or he can be persuaded to give up the key
Jinnai would quickly drop out of the
In-Laws: None. Ifurita is a manufactured device. The closest thing
she has to parents are the
engineers who designed and created her and they are long dead. In becoming your spouse
she will be entering the realm of
"family" for the first time.
Finances: None. Ifurita does not require money. At least she
didn't during her life as a weapon.
While her combat capabilities don't offer much career opportunity outside of military
circles I can see possibilities in
mining or construction. Living a life as your spouse will require Ifurita to gain
familiarity with handling money which
you will have to earn for the two of you. Remembering that Ifurita is essentially a
computer, however, will mean that she
will be one hell of a finance manager once she understands the concept.
Sex: Difficult to say. While outwardly she is magnificently sexy we
have yet to determine how much her
anatomy parallels that of a human woman. The one anomaly we've seen so far is a socket
at the base of her spine where her
key is inserted to wind her. Given the level of unpredictability sexuality adds to
human behavior it would be difficult
imagining Ifurita's designers incorporating such a capacity into so powerful a weapon.
However, considerable trouble was
given to making Ifurita as human as possible including the capacity for emotional
awareness and the desire to love and be
loved. If they gave her this capacity it seems logical that she would have the
physical capacity to fulfill it.
Overall: If you're not put off by the circumstances of Ifurita's
origins or the simple fact that she is
a machine and are not intimidated at the prospect of teaching her the ins and outs of
being human then Ifurita is
well worth your time and effort. She will be loyal, loving, faithful and eager to
please as she experiences love for the
first time in 20,000 years. Plus you can rest assured that no one's dog will be doing
anything on your lawn. If Ifurita
has any downside to her as a mate it will be her immortality. I have no idea how long
her designed lifespan is but she's
functioning quite well after 200 centuries. Given the happiness Ifurita has the
capacity to give after long milennia of
delivering nothing but misery I would think this would be a small price to pay.
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