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Age: Who knows? Looks about mid-teens, but has looked about mid-teens for some six years or so, at the least.
Height: 4'9". Subaru is tiny.
Weight: 80 lbs
Medical Info: A secret! Physical sex unknown, age unknown, may not even be fully human, for all we know (what with the not-aging thing). Seems to be in good health, though.
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black
Physical traits: Can't think of anything the icons don't show.

What's Okay To Mention Around Him/Her: Pretty much anything's fine, Subaru doesn't have any trauma buttons. (So different from the last Sakura Wars character I played! ... Except still very :| and serious in combat and loath to admit to having friends. What, I have a type.)

Abilities: Can fuck shit up using fans that are somehow capable of shattering steel! Can pilot a giant robot and use it to do some kind of crazy flower-petals-and-purple-energy super move! Can phase through solid objects! Also, everyone with any spiritual power Pneuma in canon seems to have some limited ability to heal, so there's that.

Notes for the Psychics: Thoughts are probably very serious and analytical most of the time, kind of trying to figure out what makes people tick. Thinks a lot about acting and about fighting demons, possibly more the former. (I suspect Subaru sees life in general as a kind of performance.)

Can I shapeshift/bodyswap/spit at/step on/etc?: Sure, though obviously I'd like to be asked first if you're doing anything serious. And of course if you spit or step on Subaru you're likely to get whacked with a fan.

Maim/Murder/Death: As a general rule I don't mind my characters getting roughed up but prefer for them not to be killed. But we'll see how things go.

Cooking: I imagine Subaru would know how just in order to not have to rely on anyone else for it, but it's not a major hobby or anything.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Character: Subaru Kujo
Series: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Character Age: Unknown, looks like a teenager
Canon: Ah, New York in the Roaring Twenties, that magical land of freedom and opportunity! A place where everyone can reach for their dreams! A place where a janitor can become an actress, a former gang member can become a lawyer, and a bunch of young women can form a theatre troupe while moonlighting as the pilots of steam-powered transforming robots! Naturally, their main opponent is an effeminate demonic bunny-boy who plans on reviving the demon lord, Oda Nobunaga. Because historical accuracy is for people who don't have steam-powered camera phones in their pocket watches.

Not all of these demon-fighters are young girls, though; one of them is Subaru, whose age is a mystery and whose gender is probably best described as "neither". Subaru is highly intelligent, an accomplished actor in both traditional Japanese and Western styles, and calm even in the heat of battle. Unfortunately, Subaru is also an arrogant perfectionist who doesn't suffer fools gladly. Subaru is not without a softer side, though, and does have a sense of humor (albeit one that sometimes comes at the expense of others). When not performing or defending New York from the forces of evil using fans that are somehow capable of blocking swords, Subaru enjoys speaking in the third person (but only sometimes) and making men wear dresses.

(On a minor side note, the Sakura Wars series loves to have its characters reference media that by all rights shouldn't exist yet, like James Bond movies or West Side Story, so any anachronisms of that sort are meant in the spirit of the canon.)


Sample Post:

Really, this is pathetic. You call yourselves actors? Well, you don't seem to call yourselves anything, since that would require you to be somewhat more eloquent than you actually are, but you're clearly attempting a theatrical performance of some sort — "attempting" being the key word. Allow Subaru to give you a few suggestions. And do sit still and listen properly, or you'll soon find out just how much damage fans can do. ... No, I wasn't talking about the audience of your last play. Anyway, they don't sound like they can have been very big fans if they dropped a robotic cow on the stage.

Well, never mind, your previous production doesn't matter now. Let's discuss the problems with your current one. First of all, there's the issue of your choice of play. Subaru has heard of Death of a Salesman, but an undead salesman is another matter entirely. I suppose you haven't got much choice considering the state of most of your actors — and the living ones present difficulties of their own — but having him be dead to begin with defeats the entire purpose of the play. One might as well have an all-undead production of Hamlet. Making Hamlet's father a zombie ghost would be the very least of the problems that would entail. ... No, of course Subaru hasn't been looking at your secret plans for your next show. I wasn't aware you had plans. After all, you barely seem to have thought this play through.

Speaking of which, your casting could be much better as well. Your leading actor can't enunciate at all, and when all one can say is "bargaaaains", one might as well learn to say it clearly enough to actually be understood by the audience. And while it may be an interesting visual metaphor to have the wife literally fall apart over the course of the show, in Subaru's opinion it's creating too much of a distraction for all involved. Here, why don't you try standing in for her instead? Yes, I'm aware that you aren't a woman. Trust me, with the proper costuming no one will notice a thing. I have quite a bit of experience in this area, and it's amazing what one can do with makeup and a bit of confidence.

Well, that and Subaru doesn't think most people can tell the difference between male and female toucans to begin with.

94.1% is not half bad for an app rewritten from scratch between 5 PM and 7 PM Friday night.