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Basics Full Name: Anna Myers Nickname(s): Flower Child (call sign) Age, D.O.B.: 24, March 14 Gender: Female Class: Devil Summoner Arcana: VII - The Chariot Grade/Career: Devil Summoner working for the American "Special Circumstances" branch Ethnicity: Caucasian - American Family: "Doesn't matter."
Appearance As a westerner in Japan, Anna can be quite imposing. She stands at 5'9" and has a well-developed and toned figure. She has light and surprisingly fair skin, with only a few scars to speak of. Her hair is vibrant green and naturally wavy. Because of regulations she is usually forced to keep it short, but has recently allowed it to grow to around shoulder-length. Her eyes, in contrast, are red. Anna prefers to dress casual when she can. When on duty she was always the first to get out of uniform when she was able, and now that she's on leave she will avoid wearing it at all costs. Her favorite ensemble consists of a white long-sleeve shirt under a red vest and skirt. She'll typically wear red shoes, but will occasionally go for her military boots when on rough terrain or out fighting. She also favors one of two rose-colored parasols. One appears ordinary but is exceptionally sturdy, the other is just the canopy, concealing her primary weapon in place of the pole. Face Claim: Touhou Project - Yuuka Kazami
Personality Likes: Flowers, Guns, Tea, Fire, Apple pie, Intimidating people, Cooking, Military/Sci-Fi stories, Swing music, Explosions Dislikes: Pests, Fog, Coffee, Misfires, Overcooked meat, Days where she can't shoot anything, Mass media, Romance novels, Modern "R&B", The people from her hometown Hobbies: Gardening, flying, shooting things, and recently shadow hunting Goals: Contract a demon she can fly on, get the job done, have fun doing what she does best
Anna is a sweet country gal from the southern United States, who enjoys such wholesome activities as reading, cooking, gardening, and monster hunting. Oops, that part didn't quite fit, did it? No, Anna may be a sweet girl on the surface but she is far from an ordinary one. She's tame enough in person, of course. Always smiling, usually friendly, willing to help other people in need, and insistent on showing proper hospitality towards visitors. She's not the most honest person you'll ever meet, but she'll at least lie with good intentions, and come out with the truth when she feels it's necessary. She's fairly open about herself, at least, even when the truth scares people. She's prone to preconceptions and making judgments based on appearances and first impressions, but will also give everyone a reasonable chance to prove her wrong. Despite her history, nowadays unless you hurt her or the people she cares about, she probably won't hate you. But if you're still an enemy she'll gladly blow you up with a smile on her face.
Because while she may be a nice and friendly person during peaceful times, she becomes a completely different person during a fight. And when fighting has become most of her life in recent years, that tends to be at least half of the time. Although it took her awhile to admit to it, she has a violent streak a mile wide. It's focused, though. She'd never go attacking people for fun. Unless those people happened to be non-allied demons. It's fighting, moreso than pointless destruction, that satisfies the thrill Anna gets from violent action. While she's incredibly destructive, she prefers to have fun with a fight than to be relentless. If the other person can't or doesn't have a reason to fight back, it's no fun. That's another thing. She gets bored easily. If she's not enjoying a fight, she's more likely to pull out of it than finish it. And if the enemy doesn't let them do that, she'll destroy them utterly. Even if it's overkill. Especially if it's overkill.
Even then, though, she never quite loses her friendly demeanor. She's been known to have casual conversations with those enemies that can talk back in the middle of a fight. Sometimes even utterly meaningless conversations. Playful banter is also not unheard of. And even when she brings down the hammer, so to speak, she does it with a smile on her face.
History Anna was born and grew up the middle child to a family of three in a small, blink-and-you'll-miss-it town in the countryside of Georgia. Her family were very closely tied to the town itself. Her father was a local policeman, and her mother worked as a secretary at the town hall. Because of that, Anna ended up knowing everyone in town by the time she started school. They all seemed like a nice enough group of people to her. Everyone seemed to get along, there were never any major incidents, there wasn't even all that much bullying at school. Her father occasionally lamented that the only times there was much to do was when anyone from out of town came passing through. But all of that was on the surface. Underneath that, it was a town full of hate.
Not for outsiders, as one may suspect. Not even for people who were "different", although they occasionally caught it by definition. No, true to the saying that familiarity breeds contempt, just about everyone in town secretly hated everyone else. Until she started middle school, which required her to go to a larger, neighboring town, Anna didn't even notice. It started with kids her age being relieved to be away from and in different classes than others they had known their whole life. When asked why, some of them would tell Anna all sorts of things about their parents and how they didn't want their kids being friends with some other family's kids. Others would say they'd rather not talk about it. Others still told Anna that she wasn't an exception, and that they didn't want to be around her either. Slowly, many of her 'friends' drifted apart from her, which she could only blame on bad feelings she never realized were there.
A couple years later, Anna's father got promoted and went to work for the Georgia state police after cooperating with them in a local incident involving a fugitive that had run clear from the other side of the state. Although nobody from town openly spoke against him, Anna could see the resentment in the eyes of several others her father associated with. Jealousy, she assumed. But she didn't know how deep it ran until her father was fired for involvement in a drug scandal that he insisted he couldn't have had any part in. Although Anna never learned the truth, the attitudes of the people she believed resented her father changed. Now, there was always just a little bit of smugness to their tones, especially when they acted apologetic over their misfortune. Her father never called them on it, but took to ranting about those people when only the family was around. As her father struggled to find a new job that would allow them to maintain their current standard of living, Anna came to believe that the other townspeople had a hand in her father's dismissal. And so, she came to hate them as well.
This continued for four more years, until Anna was sixteen. Her family was still poorer than they had been for most of her childhood, although she had managed to start providing partly for herself by working part time at a local florist. Her school life was less than pleasant, but at least she didn't have to deal with too many kids from back home there. She still had several friends in town, but much like most of the townspeople themselves none of it was genuine. Tension between many of the townspeople was running high, and by now Anna was no exception. She, like most of the other residents, hated just about everyone else by this point. But while it wasn't a great life, it was a stable one. Even so, she grew to hate this stability as well. But soon after, she met a retired Air Force pilot who had come to speak at her high school. She talked to him in person after his talk, discovering that he gave private flying lessons. After a few months of saving up, Anna signed up for them herself.
Over the next two years, she learned to fly small, private planes and started to get more ambitious. On the man's suggestion, she soon tried to join the Air Force. And a couple more years of rigorous training, far more intense lessons, and education later, Anna thought she had found where she belonged. But, during a convention in her home state while on leave, an incident led to her allying with and even contracting a demon. Yes, an actual demon. Anna was surprised too. And after that, when she returned to base, she found a couple men from an agency only calling themselves "Special Circumstances" waiting for her. They described themselves as "Devil Summoners." Though she was understandably hesitant, she quickly found that since she'd already encountered and contracted with demons, she didn't have much choice in the matter.
It started off fairly tame, as many adventures do. Fighting small demons in localized incidents, usually with other members accompanying her and citing the name Special Circumstances. But that, too, changed when they encountered a bigger, and stronger demon, of the Dragon race. Now, by this point, Anna had long since gotten used to fighting monsters, and had come to enjoy it. But the battle with the dragon-like demon was an entirely new kind of thrill. It wasn't just satisfaction of doing a good job and not dying anymore. She was actually having fun. Her teammates on the endeavor would later describe the smile on her face as she finally defeated the creature as being very unnerving. But it was in that moment she came to the realization, that despite never having gone home since she started and having been all but forcibly pulled away from the air force to get here, that she loved her job.
However, that was the largest incident she faced in America. Everything else was small-time. Simple, even. So Anna was one of the first to respond when a call for reinforcements came from the Kuzunoha Office, fellow Devil Summoners in Japan. An incident was occurring of a different kind than they were used to, and they had almost no answers. That call was what brought her to Sanyo City. Of course, she still had to go through the usual hoops for international travel even with Special Circumstances' funding, and a few strings needed to be pulled to get her to Japan on the pretense of an extended business trip. But it still brought her there soon after the incident began to develop.
Equipment Primary - Airsoft Shotgun Parasol: An airsoft gun in the style of a shotgun, with the canopy of a parasol fitted over the muzzle to disguise as a normal parasol or umbrella. Back home she normally has a real shotgun, but would not have been able to get it through Japanese security. (Pierce) Secondary - Combat Parasol: A parasol built to be exceptionally sturdy, which can be used as a bludgeoning weapon without worry of it breaking. (Strike) [o]Other[/i] - Anna also carried what initially appears to be a set of commemorative coins from American history, but are actually charms for sealing and containing demons.
Notes -Anna does not normally have or need a "day job" due to the American government being scarily effective at creating jobs that do nothing most of the time. However, when she has the time, funds, and ability, Anna will frequently return to flight practice or physical training as though still in the Air Force. -Despite not officially being part of the Air Force any more, she still gets and participates in some of of the inter-service rivalries. She's quick to remind Army personnel that most of them don't fight from the cockpit of a speeding death trap. (This does not always work with Navy or Marines.)
Description Mothman is a cryptid sighted primarily in West Virginia, but has had rumored sightings around the United States and other countries as well. It appears as a humanoid figure, with a head like an owl, glowing red eyes, wings like a moth, and a body covered in dark hair or feathers. It was commonly rumored to make its home on abandoned military industrial grounds near Point Pleasant, WV, which have now been turned into a wildlife management area. Mothman's appearances were believed to foretell misfortune due to sightings before disasters like the collapse of the nearby Silver Bridge.
For Anna, Mothman is sealed in a 2005 West Virginia quarter.