This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Basics Full Name: Misaki Murakami Nickname(s): Viola Vilesome (Featherman role) Age, D.O.B.: 32, April 21 Gender: Female Class: Persona User Arcana: XIV - Temperance/Art Grade/Career: Actress - played Viola Vilesome on Fushichō Sentai Featherman R for five seasons and possibly more in the future. Ethnicity: Japanese Family:
Appearance Face Claim: Hyperdimension Neptunia - Purple Heart
Misaki struggled to make the jump from the stage to the screen at first, and for a few years only managed to get minor roles. An extra in one movie here, a role in another that only lasted ten minutes there, and with only those to her name directors wouldn't hire her for major roles. The most she got was a major role for a single episode in a serial TV show, and when she finally got her big break, it looked like the same at first. She was hired to be a one-off villain for Fushichō Sentai Featherman R - a woman called Viola Vilesome who was claimed to be the daughter of one of the Four Kings from the very beginning of the show's run and who sought to follow in their footsteps. Over the course of four episodes she gathered a small following and launched an attack on the Feathermen's base, forcing them to defeat her while at a strong disadvantage. Although Viola Vilesome appeared to die at the end of the episode, Misaki threw as much heart and character as she could into the role, and both Viola and the episode she starred in became wildly popular. The next thing she knew, she was being asked to return as a recurring villain.
Before that point, Misaki had never watched a single Featherman episode. After getting the longer contract, she binge watched the entire Featherman series, dating back over 20 years. She came out with a much better understanding of the series' lore and a head full of ideas to make Viola Vilesome an even more memorable villain. The result was a smash hit, leading to five memorable seasons where Viola Vilesome became one of the most competent, tenacious, and iconic villains the Feathermen ever faced. But every story arc has to come to an end eventually, and when writing the fifth season, the executives started to worry that it was time for the franchise to move on to new things. So they pulled out all the stops for a finale for the character, bringing multiple minor and major villains that had survived to that point under Viola's banner, and finally leading to a climactic clash over the rim of a volcano, where Viola was poised to trigger a chain of eruptions that would bury the world in ash. In suitably cheesy kids' show fashion, Viola was defeated by the power of friendship (and an alpha strike from the Feathermen and all their cool toys) and fell to her death...probably.
Viola's final end was, of course, never shown on screen, a fact that Misaki has used in public appearances ever since to tease her audience.
Since then, Misaki has been offered numerous roles, but ended up turning most of them down due to worries about typecasting and her contract with Featherman's producers still being active. In the meantime, she has returned to her home city of Sanyo, and aside from a few convention appearances and other PR stunts, has been taking easy while waiting to see what comes up next for her. In a way, it was a relaxing vacation.
Only, an incident less than a month ago has turned that 'vacation' into something more dangerous. While being driven home following an all-day convention, Misaki's ride ended up in a strange mockery of the neighborhood they were passing through, and subsequently attacked by a strange creature. Misaki still isn't completely sure what happened that night, but her driver had revealed herself to command 'monsters' of her own. Somewhere during the fight, Misaki awakened a strange power as well - a power that called itself Persona - and both aided and her director in finishing the fight, then getting back out. Since then, Misaki hasn't dared to go into strange spaces like that alone, but can see them from the outside on foggy nights, rather than accidentally winding up in them by accident. She doesn't know much about them other than what they are and the danger they pose, but she does know that they're a threat to both her peaceful break from acting and to the city as a whole.
Equipment Misaki was allowed to keep the actual prop for Viola Vilesome's sword, which turns into the real deal when in Prisons. In addition, her outfit turns into one of Viola's iconic costumes when in Prisons, regardless of what Misaki was wearing before.
Description The Roman Goddess of wisdom, arts, trade, strategy, and strategic warfare. She manifests as a woman with silver-like skin and a golden dress, wearing a centurion-styled helmet and carrying a gladius and round shield. This silver and gold appearance lasts only for a moment, before shifting to shades of purple as Minerva 'connects' with Misaki. This 'connection' is necessary in order to use Minerva's tactical skillset, although what few offensive skills she possesses can be used immediately.
Minerva's 'mask' manifests as a pair of cross-shaped hair clips and a pair of contacts that turn Misaki's eyes blue. The contacts cannot be forcibly removed in the same way as a normal Persona's mask, but shatter when the hair clips are removed in such a manner.