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Character Name: Sheba
Character Series: Golden Sun
Character Age: 14
Character Gender: Female
Canon Point: Right after joining forces with Isaac's party.
Background Link: Plot article for Golden Sun: The Lost Age
AU Background: Here.
Personality: Sheba is not a bad person, merely a frightened fourteen-year-old who is not completely sure that she is ready to give up her life for the sake of many, especially now that she has realized there is a lot more of value in the world than just Anemos. She is rather logical; she knows that objectively, her own life is not more valuable than the lives of many. She understands that there are more important things than whether or not she lives or dies. But she is still a human, and as such is still subject to the human desire to keep on living. When she takes risks it is generally because she has weighed the pros and cons and knows the likelihood of coming out alive is higher than the likelihood of coming out dead.
She is more idealistic than she wants to admit. Her major bid to try and change her fate, after all, hinges on the belief that there may be a way to save both Anemos and herself. While she is reluctant to go through with the ritual because it may kill her, she is not so selfish that she is completely willing to damn the entire city just to save her own skin. Anemos is still very important to her because it is where she comes from, and even if she is bitter that they've raised her as a lamb for slaughter (and she is incredibly bitter about that), she can't bring herself to purposefully do something that would cause harm to them. It would be incredibly easy for her to go into hiding and lose herself in the surface world, something she has observed many times, and in fact she did consider asking to stay in Lemuria because it was hidden away enough that it would be difficult for even the Anemos to find her, but in the end she was never able to go through with it.
The Anemos are a proud, independent people that have survived by staying separate from the other people of Weyard and by facing their problems directly as they arise. Sheba is very much a product of the Anemos. It stings at her pride to accept help from others, though she was able to bring herself to do it with Felix, Jenna, and Piers because she could see no other way that might result in saving Anemos while keeping her own life intact. She will accept help when it is absolutely necessary, but when it is not, she very much prefers to handle her own problems. She doesn't like being babied (though she does want someone to protect her from her fate, deep down), she doesn't like it when people underestimate her because of her young appearance (though she is not above using this to her advantage if people insist on doing it). She is still struggling to figure out who she is, because for fourteen years her identity revolved around being the descendant of Yegelos that would die to preserve the city. On Weyard, she is discovering that there is more to her than that.
She possesses a fair amount of self-loathing, in spite of her desire to live, and in fact because of her desire to live. Sometimes she feels like she is weak because she is afraid to do what so many of her ancestors have done without a second thought, according to the tales passed down on Anemos. She is frustrated with her reluctance to do her duty and frustrated with how difficult it is to find another way. Duty is, in spite of everything, something that is very important to her, and ultimately if she can't find a way to save herself, she will come to the conclusion that she needs to give up her life, because her family and her people are depending on her.
What she wants most of all is to be able to escape her fate and live a happy and peaceful life alongside the people she has come to call her friends. While she wouldn't want to see Anemos come to harm, over the year or so she traveled with Felix, Jenna, and Piers, they taught her so much about herself and the world that she has a hard time imagining saying goodbye forever. She is a little more sentimental than she ever realized on Anemos, and has a tendency to get attached to people who seem to value her as an individual rather than a sacrifice. She would gladly give up every single power she has in order to live a life where she could be both free and happy.
Abilities: She has the inherent abilities to read minds and see the future because of her Jupiter Adept bloodline, though she did not develop these as much as she developed her other abilities. Also, because she was raised on Anemos, she was trained to use the Hover Psynergy without the need for the Hover Jade.
For her visions (which I headcanon as being flashes of the most likely future) I was wondering if it would be acceptable to have a permissions post for her to see futures as they would be had they not been interrupted by being brought to the tower since she probably won't be allowed to see the future for tower events. (So flashes of canon events that would have been occurring past a character's pull point.) I'm assuming this will be okay under the same provisions as last time.
At her canon point, she has collected seven Jupiter Djinn: Breath, Blitz, Ether, Waft, Wheeze, Haze, Aroma, and Whorl.
Her default class is that of a Wind Seer. However, thanks to her intensive training and her exposure to raw Jupiter energy from living most of her life on Anemos, her abilities are amped up to eleven. This was intentionally done by her trainers because the stronger an Adept she was, the longer her life force would sustain Anemos. Much like how Isaac developed abilities past the class Psynergy setup in Dark Dawn, Sheba has heightened control over wind and lightning and can read the wind the same way Isaac was able to read the earth. Her abilities in combat are also heightened, but she tries to refrain from using too much power because she has been trained to save it all up to release during the ritual and not before it.
Since she had extra space when the party obtained the Tomegathericon, she has continued to hold onto it and can follow instructions within its pages to use the Psynergy native to the Dark Mage class series. The one exception to this setup would be that she can't use Call Demon at all, because it is aligned to an element opposite her own natural one, but can use Call Dullahan because it is aligned to her natural element and because Dullahan is seen as a guardian of the Anemos within the Anemos Inner Sanctum.
Sample Entry: Adventures in the morgue, more adventures. I have other threads if these are not sufficient but I didn't want to overload you guys.