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Kumiko Takazawa

"The best day of your life is today."

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a character in “Ataxia”, as played by umademeink96

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❊|Name|❊
Kumiko Takazawa

❊|Nickname(s)❊|
Ko

❊|Age|❊
19

❊|Birth Date|❊
August 6th

❊|Gender|❊
Female

❊|Sexual Orientation|❊
Homosexual

❊|Titan|❊
Hyperion

❊|Side|❊
Undecided

❊|Power|❊
Heat Manipulation || she is able to heat things up or take away heat through physical touch. The changes can be rapid or gradual depending on her goal, but can go haywire if she is startled or her emotions run high. As a part of this ability her body temperature runs unnaturally high and her normal temperature is 102 F or 38.9 C.
Smoke Conjuring || She can't produce fire, but she can control and manipulate smoke of all kinds. This is the favorite of her powers and she has practiced it so much she can make smoke creatures that move and react as if alive. She creates smoke by exhaling it through her mouth or nose.
Thermal Vision || She can switch her vision to something akin to a thermal camera. She can see heat signatures and heat residue which can be helpful for finding things.




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❊|Appearance|❊

Hair Color ||Blonde

Eye Color || Grey

Height || 5' 1"

Build || Very small and slim she has had trouble developing and keeping a good health for her entire life.

Scars/Markings || She has one large scar down the center of her chest because she needed a heart transplant when she was born.

Weaponry || None




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❊|Personality|❊

Positive
D Y N A M I C || Ko is extremely lively and energetic. Despite having a poor health she has decided she would rather be happy and up beat rather than dull and boring. She is always jumping around and coming up with new and crazy adventures to go on.

O P T I M I S T I C || Kumiko had accepted the fact that her heart problems would limit her for the rest of her life, but she has out right refused to be sad about it. Instead she has embraced a happier demeanor. Ko had struggled with not being healthy for a long time, but a few years back she decided to stop being sad and developed her bubbly personality.

C O N F I D E N T || She knows what she is good at and she isn’t afraid of the things she isn’t. Ko likes to believe that if she tries her best then eventually things will work out for her and because of that she doesn’t back down from challenges. Her bold personality trait makes her stand out in a crowd along with her light colored physical features.

O P E N M I N D E D || Kumiko has made sure to make an effort to always give a new idea a shot. It doesn’t matter what it is she believes everything deserves at least a chance. This goes for people too, she tries her best not to judge anyone by the way they look and to be accepting of peoples differences, especially physically handicaps.

Negative
S T U B B O R N || Once Kumiko sets her mind on something she really likes and enjoys she won’t be swayed from her decision. When she wants something she won’t give up until she gets it and because Ko is so stubborn she has trouble apologizing when she is wrong and would rather battle until the tables turn in her favor.

R A S H || Kumiko likes living in the moment. She must constantly go to hospitals and get check-ups and she never knows when she might have to be hospitalized again. She does a lot of things without thinking because for the moment she is free and will do all she can with that freedom

O V E R B E A R I N G || Ko has trouble defining personal boundaries. She is very personal and touchy and cannot establish personal space. Her forceful personality and constant sunny mood can be overwhelming to many people and she often comes off much to strongly to strangers.

I N S E N S I T I V E || She doesn’t know how to hold back, she always says what is on her mind, and is not empathetic towards other peoples problems. Some of the things she says can come off as rude, but she doesn’t usually mean it that way. Ko spent most her time in a hospital where her doctor did not spare her feelings despite her age and always told her as it was. She picked up her insensitivity from him.


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Likes
V I O L I N || The violin is the one thing Kumiko absolutely adores. It started as a hobby she could practice in the hospital, usually outside in the yard, but developed until she stood on the top. She used to play because it was so low energy, but now she plays with such vigor she always ends up working up a sweat. She wants to get good enough at smoke conjuring that she can make a violin out of smoke, but she isn’t that skilled yet.

S U N L I G H T || She loves the feeling of the sun, the girl assumes this is the influence of Hyperion, but she doesn’t mind it. The warmth of the sun on her skin has always been immensely comforting and never fails to calm her.

A D V E N T U R E || Ko loves to go outside her comfort zone. The unknown does not scare her and instead she likes to dive head first into things she does not understand. She likes to explore and investigate things and the idea of getting lost thrills Kumiko instead of scaring her.

F I R E || Ko also thinks Hyperion influences her love of fire, but again she doesn’t oppose this will either. She finds fire fascinating and she could watch it for hours. She isn’t afraid of being burned because Hyperion has assured her she can’t be burned and hopes to one day be able to conjure fire as well as smoke.

H Y P E R I O N || The titan inside of her has been a supporting figure Ko’s entire life. In the hospital when beeping machines and frantic hospital staff surrounded her he was calming voice that kept her heart rate calm. Hyperion had always assured her that she would survive as long as he was with her and for that she had always been grateful.

Dislikes
W A T E R || Having Hyperion inside her Ko has an adversion to water, whether is be pools, oceans, or the rain she isn’t a fan. It doesn’t help that she can’t use her smoke manipulation when she’s damp.

C L O U D Y D A Y S || Putting aside the fact that clouds are just condensed water suspended high in the sky when the skies are overcast the sun isn’t out and Ko can’t help but feel her mood dampen.

L O N L I N E S S || Kumiko is an extremely social orientated person. She needs social interaction and hates being alone. Luckily for her Hyperion is incredibly talkative and she always finds her silences filled with his chatter. She knows he does it for her too.

S P O R T S || It isn’t that she doesn’t like sports, but the fact that all sports remind her of the things she can’t do. She doesn’t like being reminded that because of her weak heart she is physically handicapped. Ko doesn’t watch or participate in any sports.

P E S S I M I S M || The only thing she can’t stand in a person is unwarranted pessimism. She can’t understand why anyone would willingly be miserable all the time when there are so many good things in the world.

Fears
D E A T H || After staring death in the face and coming out on the other side so many times Kumiko is still afraid of death. Hyperion had helped keep her alive so long that dying in the near future would be like she had wasted the titan’s abilities and time.

I S O L A T I O N || She is scared of being alone. If one day Hyperion stopped talking to her she would probably lose it, whether Kumiko likes it or not she needs the titans presence.

F A D I N G || She is afraid of being forgotten, of not leaving a mark on the world. She wants people to know that she has lived her life, that she has impacted the world, and more than anything she wants the name Kumiko Takazawa to be immortalized.

Strengths
M U S I C A L || Kumiko is a musical genius. She is extremely talented with instruments of all kinds, but she prefers the violin over all less. She has been able to compete in many different violin competitions and has become famous in Japan’s musical circuit for her unusual and brash playing style.

P E R S I S T E N T || When her mind is set on something she doesn’t give up until she has achieved it. She enjoys when things do not come easily to her and doesn’t mind the chase to get what she wants.

H A R D W O R K I N G || When she does a task she makes sure it is done well and it is done right no matter how much of a whim she is acting upon. She doesn't even consider giving up on something just because the road isn't paved for her and challenges that seem unsolvable are considered to be gifts by Kumiko rather than curses.


Weaknesses
W E A K || Because of her medical conditions she is extremely weak and has been hospitalized many times because of it. She has nearly no stamina nor muscle and even with Hyperion supporting her everyday activities can still be a struggle.

P E R F E C T I O N I S T || When she decides to do something it must be done perfectly and she becomes very hung up on details. It doesn’t matter how insignificant the task is she wants to do a good job at it. She works hard at everything she does and she wants people to recgonise what she does, therefore she thinks all her work must be perfect.

C O N F L I C T E D || She absolutely loves Hyperion and wants to follow the titan’s wishes since he has supported Ko for her entire life, but with humanity gone there would be no one left to remember her. She doesn’t know which side to choose.





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❊|History|❊

Kumiko Takazawa was born in a Fukagawa, Japan, a town located in Hokkaido. When she came into the world she already had complications, her heart had not developed correctly and she needed treatment immediately. Ko spent her first few months in the intensive care unit for infants, but after numerous surgeries she was deemed fit to go home for the first time. Her parents loved her unconditionally, but as a child Kumiko was very quiet. She was alive and doing ok, but her poor heart was a large burden on her. After about six months of home life she was forced to return to the hospital where she would spend a majority of her childhood.

Spending so much time in a hospital didn’t allow for Kumiko to make many friends, most of the kids that came to the hospital didn’t stay for very long. Her doctor, a no nonsense and straight to the point man, was the one person aside her family who she spent any time with. He wasn’t the best at dealing with children, but he was one of the best Cardiologist in Hokkaido and her parents were able to afford his time for a long time, and she picked up many of her traits from him. She liked to do everything to the best of her ability, and didn’t give up just because things got hard. The most prominent thing she picked up from this doctor was that she didn’t beat around the bush on touchy subjects, always straight to the point.

But even with the doctor for company Kumiko found herself incredibly bored always sitting in the hospital with little to do but watch soap operas that covered topics she knew nothing about. Both her mother and father were respectable musicians, and when she was at home Kumiko often watched old recordings of their performances. The young girl saw music as the cure to her boredom when she had to go to the hospital and when she brought up learning an instrument Ko’s parents were thrilled. Kumiko was five when she started playing the violin, and it was just around when she started playing the violin that Hyperion started whispering to her.

The first time she heard him was right before she went under for an emergency treatment when her heart started acting up at home. Terrified, the little girl was watching the fluorescent lights rush against the ceiling as her hurny was pushed to an operating room when the voice whispered in the back of her mind, “You will survive.” When she woke up to a hysteric mother and father she found out that she had died twice that night and it had been a miracle she survived at all. All Kumiko could think about was the voice that had told her she would survive, she had something special within her.

Hyperion made his presence much more apparent as the weeks past, he told her about himself and his siblings, about how there were other people in the world that were like her and hosted his siblings. Hyperion talked of ending humanity and how weird things were going to start happening to her body, but he would be there to help her through it. He also talked about how amazing she was, that despite her heart condition, and that her ambition was astounding and that she was already incredible at the violin despite being so young.

Years went by and Kumiko was slowly able to spend more time outside of the hospital, and just like Hyperion had predicted her powers started coming in. The thermal vision had been startling at first, but the easiest of her powers to adapt to, it was the heat manipulation that was harder to control. She lit multiple things on fire because of it, the doctors were puzzled by it, and her sudden increase in body temperature had also been worrying to them. Her doctors were still trying to figure it out to this day.

Her smoke conjuring ability had been Kumiko’s favorite ability, she could choose to exhale absurd amounts of smoke and then control it to her liking was more than exciting. She worked extremely hard to be able to shape her smoke in different creatures and then control them individually. Her favorite forms for the creatures were rabbits. Hyperion helped her the entire way in order to make sure her powers came in smoothly and with as little stress as possible, he knew that her body wouldn’t handle extra stress well.

Time continued to go by and at eleven years old she began entering violin competitions, her doctor deeming her well enough to attend such events. She wasn’t a hit with the judges, but audiences loved her when she performed, and she loved the attention she got from a cheering crowd. At age thirteen she was one of the best known junior violinists in the entire nation, both for her story and playing style.

The love she got from audiences propelled her career forward and because she was doing so well medically she was allowed to start touring the country. At age eighteen she started her first world tour and at the moment she currently finds herself in Seoul for the next week. Due to her now energetic and ridiculously adventurous demeanor she is a huge pain for her agent. Constantly escaping and exploring the places she visits has become something the young musician is famous for.




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|Face Claim|
Kaori Miyazono

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#9c2203

So begins...

Kumiko Takazawa's Story

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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“Takazawa! Takazawa-chan get back here immediately! Hiramaru put her down now!” Two figures sped through the backstage halls of the amphitheater at a neck breaking pace. A brilliantly blond girl clung to the back of a tall man as he pummeled his way through a crowd of confused looking stagehands as the furious looking woman gave chase behind them in heels not suited for this sort of activity. The blond girl laughed as she tightened her hold on the running man, there was no way she could have slipped away from her manager today, the woman had locked her up tight, but the appearance of Hiramaru had shaken up the woman’s plans.

“I’ll be back before the show starts Tokou-chan!”
She called out, raising one of her hands to wave at her manager who continued to scream from somewhere in the distance. The man continued on his fast pace until they were two blocks away from the amphitheater. When Hiramaru finally slowed to a halt Kumiko slid off his back, wrapping her arms around the waist of the panting man. He gently rested one of his palms on the top of her head.

“Sometimes you’re more trouble than you’re worth, Ko-chan.” He grumbled, but she didn’t let go, burying her head in his side for a moment. Hide Hiramaru had proven to be one of her best friends on her tour around the world, and she was extremely grateful for his presence. “Kumiko, you need to go, I’ve got a surprise for you.”

“But you love me anyways Hidichi.” She released her friend from her death grip of a hug to show off a huge smile before turning around. Hyperion didn’t usually interrupted conversations she was having with other humans, so he definitely had her attention. She raised one arm in a half wave as she started off in the direction opposite the theater she was set to perform in. Hyperion stirred in the back of her mind almost restlessly, it made the girl a little anxious, but she didn’t say anything about it. Instead she walked in silence for a bit, humming a tune softly to her. She had been excited to go to Korea because she actually spoke Korean fluently, it was one of the two languages she had mastered that weren’t Japanese. Touring the world had been amazing, but actually being able to understand the people around her had been refreshing. Just has she was coming upon a giant river did Hyperion speak up again.

“The river! Something incredibly wonderful is waiting for you at that river!” Hyperion’s excitement was leaking into Ko’s own demeanor and she couldn’t keep her heart rate under control as she approached the massive river. The girl had no idea what could have possibly been waiting there for her, but Hyperion’s words had her imagination running wild. The blonde girl couldn’t help but think that there were other titans waiting for her there. Some, or all, of the siblings that Hyperion often told her about in outrageous stories that she could barely keep up with. As she approached the river she scanned the area through grey eyes, looking for something that stood out against the otherwise dull river.

As she looked her eyes were drawn to two very ordinary looking people standing on the bank. When she saw them it made her heart pound in her chest even harder than it had been, to the point where it almost hurt. “Go get ‘em kid.” Hyperion’s softly spoken words were all she needed to start towards the two people standing at the bank of the river. They were titan vessels.

As she got closer she could make out some details, one was a boy who looked her age wearing a scarf despite the warm weather, and the other looked like a girl in her high school years. As she got closer she watched in amazement as a few rocks began to float, as if gravity had gone haywire on them before they fell to the ground. At least one of them was one hundred percent a titan. Then, as if god had granted her a gift, she heard as the boy spoke to the girl. “… Do you happen to know anything about the Titans in the Greek myths, or more specifically, Mnemosyne?"

“Oh my, you really are a titan!” She exclaimed excitedly as she approached them, her blonde hair in disarray and her chest heaving from the effort she exerted from running down the slope. Despite that though, she couldn’t keep the giant smile off her lips. She could feel Hyperion inside of her giddy with energy, he had waited so long to meet his siblings and could keep his energy contained.

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Ivanna "Ivy" Elliot Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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Ice blue pigtails bounced as Ivanna, soul holder of Tethys, walked upon the bank of the Han River. In her hands she held age old painting materials: a folded wooden easel, a brown paper bag filled with assortments of paints and various size paintbrushes along with one lead pencil and a pad of paper, and a folded wooden stool. Blue eyes stared out at the river before her; the view in all honesty was a bit uninspiring compared to other things she'd seen. In fact, it could easily be labeled as boring in her eyes. But for some odd reason, she'd decided to paint it. Maybe it was because she secretly liked the way the water shined in the sunlight. Or perhaps because her mother once fantasized about seeing it. But it was probably because Tethys was being all too insistent about it. She'd been talking about the place for months. In fact, Tethys was the reason Vann decided to settle in Seoul of all places. The titan also mentioned Louisiana, but Seoul was more to Ivy's liking.

"Are you going to tell me why I'm here now?" The girl asked, hiking the paper bag further up her arm. "Mmmm, you'll see soon enough, my dear." What an annoyingly empty answer. Anna would've frowned if it weren't for the sudden onset of excitement, which she could only assume came from Tethys. Ivanna had little to no reason to be excited, and she was sure Tethys did not... Which only brought on the question; what could be waiting for her along the bank of this mundane river? As she scanned her brain for any possible explanations, she ended her search with few answers. And the only one that seemed remotely plausible was that there were titans somewhere along this path. Vann did not know what to think of this, as she was never very keen on looking for the others. Though it's not to say that she was planning to avoid them. No, it'd be interesting to meet them. People who understood her plight would provide a... curious conversation, and not to mention, outlook. Her lips pursed as she contemplated what they thought of this whole titan v.s the humans ordeal... Conflicting visions could end up very badly. But then again, it would definitely provoke a nice rush of adrenaline, being amidst all the fighting. Would it all end in fighting? She'd have to keep walking to find out. And keep walking she did.

It wasn't until Ivy's legs grew tired that she stopped. Instead of scouting for possible titan vessels (much to Tethys's displeasure) she set down her supplies and arranged them accordingly. After she unfolded her easel and stool, and set the pad of paper on the easel's stand, she took out her lead pencil. She sat on the stool and stared at the horizon for a few moments, before looking back at the paper and beginning to draw. Something told her that the others were very close, so she'd wait for them to come to her. Ivanna decided she'd start her painting while she waited, or at least start the sketch. She was at a nice spot, anyway. Why not?

As her mind and her eyes became more and more immersed in her drawing, the more the world around her became faded away. It wasn't until she heard the word titan that she was knocked out of her trance. "Oh my, you really are a titan!"

A sudden and strong wave of excitement washed over Vann as she laid eyes on three figures. "Gods, it's about time you saw them!" Tethys boomed. "You didn't even see the rocks hover! That was Rhea, don't you realize?" The titan's voice was loud enough to give Anna a headache. And because of that, she knew the excitement that had just punched her in the guts was definitely foreign. Or in other words, godly.

"I apologize if I am interrupting," Ivanna lied, sitting up from her stool and strolling over to the three titan vessels. "But did I hear someone say 'titan'?"

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Ivanna "Ivy" Elliot Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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Seoul, South Korea | Han River





Though Kiyota is almost convinced now that the girl in front of him right now is also a vessel for another Titan, due to the fact that his Titaness is literally screaming inside him that she was indeed one whose name is Mnemosyne. Though he doesn't overly trust Rhea, he couldn't find out a reason why she would be lying to him about this either. Besides, she was a Titaness and Kiyota is only a human who was chosen to be her vessel, it is obvious that she could tell things that he couldn't.

But listening to what the girl replied to him, there's a possibility that the Titan part inside of her hasn't awoken yet. If that really was the case, then perhaps it is better that Kiyota shouldn't dwell too much into the subject right now. Even though he can rest assure for now that he wasn't the only Titan whose accommodation is in Korea. He scratches the back of his head before replying to her other question with a rather unconvincing smile, "Nothing, actually. I was just looking for some special people who had some sort of... connection with me, even though I've never met them before. It sounds really weird, right? But sorry for troubling you. I hope that you'll be successful with your project. Have a nice day."

With that said, Kiyota was on the verge on turning his back and walk away already, but then again, Rhea stirred up once more and saying that besides from the girl, there are also other two Titans here. This surprised Kiyota to no end as he just stood completely stiff at where he was standing. And before he even know it, a girl with long, flowing blonde hair who was seemingly around his age suddenly spoke up, claiming that they were also Titans in a rather exciting manner as she approached both Kiyota and the girl. By the look of it, she's definitely a Titan - whose name stated by Rhea to be Hyperion.

But before Kiyota could even reacted by any means, another young girl with green hair also strolling up to where the trio was standing and asking if someone's just said the word 'titan', once again startled and surprised him. W-W-Wait, this is just too much to take in at once. Kiyota thought to himself with a surprise expression still ever present on his face. He was speechless and he couldn't say anything as he hasn't prepared himself mentally for this situation yet. And he believes that none of the girl does.

Staying silent for a short while, Kiyota finally mustered all of his courage and exhaled a deep breath before speaking up to the girls. "Okay, I know that this day will come, but this is just a bit too much." He said calmly, but on the inside, he was far from being calm, "So if I was thinking correctly, the three of you are also vessels of the Titans, right? Since everyone was being straightforward about it, I suppose there's no reason to hide anymore. I'm sure your inner voices have already told you what you need to know, anyway."

He then straightened himself up before introducing properly, "I am the vessel of Rhea, one of the Titans. But my human name is Kiyota Mikazuki. It's a pleasure to meet you all." He said before bowing respectfully to the girls.

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Ivanna "Ivy" Elliot Character Portrait: Suijin Aoimura Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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"So it seems my gut feeling was correct. There are others here." A gentle voice would come from the water as the three Titans spoke. Those who turned around would see a Japanese woman, clearly a foreigner speaking in a language that they would all inheritly understand. That of the Titans. An ancient dialect, long lost, but it would ring in their souls, their subconscious, something understood with ease. "How... nostalgic this feeling is." Though the circumstances were entirely different, each one seemed to be like the woman's siblings. She smiled as softly as she spoke, approaching them with a certain grace to her pose. The Japanese had a term for the way she seemed to be carrying herself. Yamato Nadeshiko, the "ideal" Japanese woman. She had been eavesdropping on the conversation these sort-of-strangers were having, how they spoke so openly of their past existence. It was charming, how human they all really were, though.

Unlike these folks, the dominant personality within them was that of the Titan, Oceanus. Perhaps it was how early she had awoken and quickly became in-tune with her past life. Perhaps it was the human's passiveness that was allowing the Titan to explore the world through her eyes. Needless to say, her position was clearly different than the others. But the human in her couldn't help but be amused by the whole situation.


"Now that we're in Korea, where are we going to go next, Mister Oceanus?" The soft voice of the human girl spoke to her Titan from within their shared mind. How strange Oceanus found it that a human would willingly share her body in this way. It was as if she was in the passenger seat of her own body.
"Hmm... I do believe I want to visit the Han River." Crisp ocean air filled the Titan's lungs as they got off of their boat, providing a somehow nostalgic and completely new feeling to her. "It has been quite a while since I had been able to check upon the spirits of my children in the world... and the Han River has always been important to the humans of this area. I wish to revisit. For old time's sake."



It was as simple a decision as that. To think that it would lead to a reunion with some of the others. She approached the three teens, all seeming to be the same age as her, more or less. Looking all of them over, it was hard to tell just by looking which Titan dwelled within their vessels... though the same could be said for herself. Waving a hand over her very light purple shirt and black shorts, the water that once coated her body seemed to glide off with ease and leave her once-translucent clothing now fresh and dry. If they truly were Titans, there was no need to hide her gift. And if they weren't, well... who would believe them if they tried talking about that little trick? "Forgive me just intruding on your conversation, brothers and sisters, but I was actually looking forward to seeing you all once more." With a slight bow, she rose and waved slightly. "How the hell've you all been, anyway?" Her dialect suddenly took a shift with that greeting as her smile widened. They all didn't seem to have their Titan be the dominant personality like Suijin did... but it was all well and good.

"I am the Titan Oceanus, reborn in the body of a Japanese girl named Suijin Aoimura. I go by her name now. Good to meet you all. Or see you all again. Whichever you all prefer." She laughs into her hand and lets out a soft sigh. "I wonder why some of you haven't awoken yet, though, while I have... Perhaps because the Olympians left me be and did not imprison me? Hm.." She shrugged in thought as she tried to match up Titan names to faces, but no real avail. At least Rhea introduced herself. And one other eluded to Mnemosyne... If only one would reveal themselves as Tethys. That would be the most pleasant reunion... but alas, all things in time. She seemed pretty amused by it all, but rather... uncomfortable at the same time. "Y'know. I really don't know whether to be addressing your human selves or your Titans. Your situations all seem... different from ours at the very least."

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Ivanna "Ivy" Elliot Character Portrait: Suijin Aoimura Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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      "Ah of course," she nodded, "everyone wants to know about Greek mythos these days."

      He was really a sort of candid guy wasn't he? You can't blame a vessel for being wary, someone chuckled, not everyone has had an easy road as you have.

      Oh you're here again. Care to chime in?

      “Oh my, you really are a titan!”

      "I apologize if I am interrupting, but did I hear someone say 'titan'?"

      "So it seems my gut feeling was correct. There are others here."

      In reality everyone was ridiculously candid. At the very sound of the word "titan", three Titans gathered with their vessels humans in tow. These people were serious. So serious in fact that they couldn't leave the two to their own conversation.

      Hyun supposed that it had to be the case since she could hear all of their mental mumbling. Hyun had gotten skilled at exercising Mnemosyne's ability without having her butt her head in so she managed to tag everyone's thought styles within seconds of their speech and only managed a sigh. Rhea rumbled inside of the photographer, constantly prodding him like a nagging mother while Hyperion leaked excitement (like a dog the voice would laugh). In truth, the titaness very rarely contacted her and if she did, it was just for some warnings or to give her ideas so Hyun honestly regarded her as less of a person and more of a dying entity. That was basically what was happening wasn't it? She didn't even give the Korean girl a name so much as a feeling. Still, she could draw conclusions, she was a smart girl. Rhea was screaming "Mnemosyne" after all.

      "Okay well I didn't know about any of this so news to me," she said flatly after Kiyoto and Oceanus finished their introductions, "Hyun Ji Park and...Mnemosyne I guess."

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Character Portrait: Kiyota Mikazuki Character Portrait: Hyun Ji Park Character Portrait: Ivanna "Ivy" Elliot Character Portrait: Suijin Aoimura Character Portrait: Kumiko Takazawa

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Kumiko was more than surprised when even more vessels started appearing one after another. The next to arrive after her had shocking blue hair what Kumiko absolutely adored. Her expression mirrored that of awe when the blue haired girl first spoke. Inside of her Hyperion was giddy with the actuality of their reunion. If Kumiko were to be honest she had never had a lot of hope of even finding one of the other vessels, she travelled around the world now, sure, but the world was incredibly vast. Billions upon billions of people inhabited the world and with only twelve of those billion people being titan holders the blonde girl had been reserved about finding even one.

When the last to arrive, Suijin, was the strangest of the small group. She had seemingly emerged from the water, and when she started speaking it visibly startled the girl. She was aware that the language being spoken was not one of the three she already knew, but despite that she still knew what the woman was saying. Hyperion was in her head, mumbling about the old language. It didn’t sound like anything humans used to communicate; it was a lot more primal, maybe even celestial, yet Kumiko found she understood what Suijin was saying. It was kind of exciting.

When everyone started introducing themselves Kumiko felt slightly overwhelmed. The boy had started the introductions, his name was something very Japanese, he looked Japanese too so that made sense. Mikazuki something, it started with a K sound. Kitoya maybe? He had just said it and she didn’t want to be rude by asking, it would be embarrassing to say she couldn’t remember his name after him just saying it. What she did get was that he housed Rhea, which meant nothing to Kumiko, she relied on Hyperion for all her titan based information. “Rhea is the titaness of order and flow. She also birthed many of the Olympian gods.” Ko hummed to herself and eyed up the scarf clad boy. He looked just as overwhelmed by the sudden gathering of titans as she did.

The woman that appeared from the water introduced herself next, and she was nearly frightening. She seemed on a whole new level of closeness with her titan, and it was unnerving because she looked like a real god with the way she carried herself. Her powers seemed strong, probably from being so close to her titan half, and it was more than unnerving to Kumiko. Suijin had an air of superiority to her that Kumiko found she didn’t want to oppose and she didn’t really like it. The blonde girl was more then happy when the only person that actually looked Korean started speaking, taking the attention away from the woman.

Her name was Hyun Ji Park and although Kumiko tried her best to me bubbly and happy interacting with so many other people at once was still hard. At least Mnemosyne’s vessel seemed easy to talk to. She looked towards the shorthaired girl and gave her a bright smile, she wasn’t exactly sure who Mnemosyne was though, her name was ridiculous. Kumiko, try not to be closed-minded, my siblings are millenniums in age. And Mnemosyne is the Titaness of memory.

Hyperion scolded her gently, with the same tone parents took to their toddlers and Kumiko had to suppress the urge to roll her eyes. Her heart had finally calmed down from the initial meeting and Hyperion seemed to have wrapped in his own excitement in so it didn’t leak into her own demeanor, and as she looked around it seemed the rest of the group was starting to calm down from the initial meeting. Clearing her throat the blond girl attempted to draw attention to herself.

“Um, My name is Kumiko Takazawa, Hyperion has been with me since I was young, and I am a professional violinist! I usually live in Japan, but I’m on a world tour!”
She held up her fingers in a peace sign and gave everyone a big smile. Friendliness was key to making a good first impression on others.

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Ivanna examined the titans around her in silence as she fiddled with the lead pencil in hand. At that moment in time there were three others, each different from the last. The blonde one was the first to catch her attention, perhaps due to her lighter color scheme or the look of awe painted across her features. Ivy couldn't quite figure out why she was awe-stricken, but she returned the look with a small smile. The next person who caught her attention was a skinny girl with short, brown hair. Just as Ivanna turned to examine the one male, another voice caught her attention. Another titan, by the sounds of it.

Vann's ice blue eyes landed on yet another girl with white eyes and jet black hair. The woman introduced herself as the mind of Oceanus, inside a girl named Suijin Aoimura. At the mention of Oceanus Anna felt Tethys begin to stir. That same excitement began taking over again, and Ivanna couldn't help but let out a short giggle, much to her displeasure. Stop it, the girl thought, shifting uncomfortably. She absolutely hated it when Tethys took over like that. Whether it be through emotions or actions, it was always disturbing to know that her body wasn't completely... hers.

The subject quickly dissipated as the only male of the group introduced himself as Kiyota, soul holder of Rhea (who must have been behind the hovering rocks.) Next was Hyun Ji Park, the taller female along with Mys... Mnys.. Mnemosyne? Ivanna blinked a few times as she tried to recall the titan's power. Something with the mind, yes? No, no, that was Themis. Mnemosyne was... something to do with mind and memory, yes? Yes. Ivy would leave it at that for now.

A clearing of a throat brought the blue haired girl's attention to expert violinist Kumiko Takazawa. The mention of her name rang a small bell in Ivanna's mind; she vaguely remembered listening to one of her pieces. They were unique, brash even, yet intriguing at the same time. She'd have to remember to give the girl a compliment once all the introductions were over. Speaking of introductions... It was about time these titans knew her name. And, of course, her titan.

"I am with the titan Tethys. My name is Ivanna Elliot, but most call me Ivy. It is..." She paused for a moment, cherry picking her words. "An interesting occurrence to meet you all. Especially this suddenly." The last part was more abrupt than she'd meant it to be. But she supposed the sentence fragment held too much truth to be suppressed. To meet four other titans at the same time, at the same place was definitely an interesting occurrence. And not to mention, an overwhelming one. She had not expected this, and while surprises were always appreciated in her book, some surprises were better than others. This surprise was not one of the better ones, no, but one that was laced with apprehension and was, in fact, an extremely fragile canvas. Pick the wrong paint and find your picture stained forever, harder to fix, and possibly cast into the abyss that is defeat; ugliness. Yes, this situation had to be approached with delicacy. There was no telling what the others thought of this war the titans were looking to wage upon the humans.

"Human annihilation." Tethys mumbled. "It's a touchy subject, isn't it? Approach it with care, Ivanna. I know that you don't know where you stand... So don't make any rash decisions. Not without your own consent, at least." Vann's eyes locked on the ground. The fighting that was bound to happen was sure to get the best of her; the adrenaline was sure to take hold... and Ivanna knew she'd do anything to keep it flowing... and if she was desperate... it might be against reason.

"...Of course not." After clearing her throat, she looked to the others with the slightest of smiles. "Well then. Now that matters of courtesy are behind us, I suppose we should get the point. I assume we all know of the... matter at hand, and I must ask where everyone stands. I will start." Ivanna took a deep breath. "I'm not sure which side I'm on. However, if I'm to be frank I will say that I am leaning toward... toward the titan side, but I do not hold this position with much confidence."

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After his little introduction, Kiyota straightened himself up while waiting for the other girls to properly introduce themselves, too. He couldn't help but wondering why was he the only male vessel around here. It's not like that he minded that much but it makes him a little... stand-off, to say. Despite that, Kiyota couldn't help but having a nagged feelings that he was a rather normal individual, in comparison to the ladies in front of him right then. Though as much as he wanted to see this as a special and intimating reunion, the feeling is nothing different from when he first came across with a Titan years ago - which almost costs him his life. Am I going to put my life on a jeopardy line this time too? Shaking his head at the thought, he shouldn't say that out loud.

Rhea is still squeaking in an exciting way in his mind, though of course, she still retained a certain amount of calmness while acting all motherly-like - as she said. Apparently she was really thrilled to have met her siblings again after such a long time that Kiyota couldn't possibly think of because it is way beyond human comprehension.

Then, just moments after that, another Titan's vessel appeared, startled Kiyota once again. Turning his back to face the Titan known as Oceanus, Kiyota couldn't help but raised an eyebrow on how... special this person was. The Titan's vessel is just a normal girl like the other three girls around him right here, but what intrigued him was how eager she was to use her powers openly in the middle of the public like this. While it's true that his own power did get a little haywire earlier, there's nothing to worried as it's only a few rock. But luckily that at that moment, there weren't many people rather than them.

The girl then went on introducing herself, but the way she talked is quite informal, despite them meeting for the first time ever - as vessels, apparently. Looks like she's also a Japanese whose name was Suijin Aoimura, though it is correct that she's indeed the one who harbored Oceanus. And more than that, maybe she was acknowledging them as the Titans, rather than by their humans' identities. Kiyota could felt a strong presence of the Titan within the girl, which is completely different from him. It almost feels as if he was facing with the Titan himself but not the girl. Kind of a mind blow, isn't it?

After the arrival of Suijin and her introduction, the other girls also began to introduce themselves. The first one to do so was the girl whom he first encountered known as Hyun Ji Park and the vessel of Mnemosyne, as Rhea told Kiyota so. He doesn't really know how to feel about her. She doesn't seem to stand out and it looks like she's as normal as himself. Hyun looked quite a studious girl herself. That's all he could really figure out at the moment.

The next girl acknowledged herself as Kumiko Takazawa, whose name made Kiyota raises an eyebrow at. Her name and her accent proved that she's also a Japanese, like him and Suijin, and her Titan is Hyperion. Now taking a better look at Kumiko, Kiyota finally saw that she is somewhat familiar. Maybe he's seen her on some posters or something. And from the way she talked to them, apparently she's quite a friendly girl who can get along with just about anyone, despite being someone who can be considered as... famous? Nonetheless, it seems Kumiko was quite interesting than she looked. Though whether Kiyota is able to build up enough interests to get to know her more or not is beyond him.

And then, it comes to the last person, who introduced herself as Ivanna Elliot, though her nickname is Ivy with the fact that she's the vessel of the Titan of Tethys. Different from Kumiko and Suijin, it seems that this girl was quite picky and careful with her words, as if she's fearing that something will go wrong if her words didn't go as the way she intended. A little bit too cautious for everyone's sakes, isn't she?

But Kiyota couldn't care less. The way she reacted is understandable upon meeting the people whom you have never met before, but in reality, they did have strong connections with you, whether if you like it or not. Kiyota has learnt to live with it now and it's not like that he's complaining about anything.

When the introductions are done, they all fell silent for a brief moment. Apparently everyone is still questioning on how to react and what to say now that some of the ones whom they're supposed to look for are standing in front of them. Kiyota was intending to speak something in his mind, but before he could, Ivanna spoke up again and stated about what is known as the 'matter at hands' as everyone knows it, and asked which sides did they all stand for while stating her own point of view.

This is one thing that Kiyota never even wanted just to think of, not to mention discussing about it. But now that he's met some of his fellow vessels again, he knows he couldn't elude it again even if he didn't want to. Luckily that after his effort to hold the Titan down, Rhea has stayed quiet for now.

"Since Suijin-san here did show us what she's capable of, I think I should explain about my capabilities too." After looking around to check if there was anyone else watching, Kiyota raised his hand as some of the rocks around him began to float as if they are weightless, "I have power to manipulate gravity. Similar to telekinesis, I can move objects to my liking, ranges from something as light as these rocks to those that heavier such as a large metal bar. It really did save my life once. Though sometimes it did go out of control a bit like what has happened earlier."

Then, Kiyota flipped as they all fell down and lay on the ground again. Taking a deep breath, he fixed his scarf a bit before started to speak up, "I know that sooner or later, I will have to take this matter into consideration. No matter what my so-called Titaness always nagged me about, I have my own will and I never allowed her to manipulate me to do as her liking. While it is true that I'm also a vessel like you all, the decisions that I've made are solely mine. Unlike some of you, I don't often communicate with my Titaness. Which is why, I can say with certainty that destruction is something that doesn't exist in my dictionary."

Setting his gaze somewhere else, he continued, "I wouldn't say that I have the happiest of a past, living as a person. I couldn't defend humanity for what they've done for this planet either. But in my opinion, I don't agree that total annihilation is a wise solution for everything. The weight of a life is way heavier than that and it shouldn't be treated like some sort of trash to be dispose of. Like you, I didn't have a clear decision of which sides to stand just yet, but I most certainly will never kill a single living human as long as I live. That is my ideal."

Looking at his watch, Kiyota then spoke up, "As much as I want to keep the conversation going with you ladies, and enjoy this 'happy reunion' between the Titans, I still had a college to attend. So I have to take my leave for now. If what is known as 'fate' has decided, we will come across again."

Turning his back, Kiyota then walked away from the other girls and heading off to the bus station. While sitting on a bus that took him back to his university, he couldn't help but wonder if he will meet them again soon.

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      There were so many thoughts swimming around in people's heads...mostly about her titan's name. Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne. Men-o-syne. M-nemo-sin. Ne-mo-syne. Apparently it was quite the tongue twister even if the names of the other titans were just as ridiculous (looking at you Hyperion and your battery-brand sounding ass). In Korean it would be phonetically translated as "므 네모 시네" and that was essentially how she read it in her head whenever her titan felt the need to converse. She didn't very much like speaking in Greek as transferring from one written system to another was tough work. Plus Mnemosyne chose to live in her so she had to learn the language. It was like the rule of immigration or something.

      Reading for words and literal content of the other vessels proved much harder as many of them were Japanese (or "Jap dogs" as her grandfather called them) and she had little interest in learning Japanese. She could only glean bits and pieces from the titans and pieced together that everyone was as wary as they were relieved to find others of their kind. The time that felt like mere moments to them was actually around a minute or two of internal conversation that Hyun let herself soak in as Mnemosyne reminded her that she should probably be saying something.

      Aren't your siblings more worried that you aren't speaking up?

      It's not my problem. I'll barely have an impact on this upcoming war, I've already seen it coming.

      You are the titan of memory not future seeing.

      The future merely consists of the consequences of the past and present. I'm only here to give you insight on both.

      That's not very helpful or even decisive.

      Neither of us are strong in that department. I had nine children after all. I just couldn't decide on one.

      Nothing further came of the conversation as Mnemosyne dissipated into silence and Hyun stared at Ivanna who asked about choosing sides between the humans and the titans. The question caught her off guard as her titan felt completely content to leave her in the dark regarding important matters such as human-titan war, the destruction of the environment, and anything missing from the history book. She was content to let Hyun swim in uncertainty now that she met four others of her own kind, one of whom made it clear that she was likely heading toward the titan side and the other completely devoid of human personality. Hyun didn't really have an answer per se because she had very few attachments in the first place. She could live with her friends or she could find new ones.

      On the other hand she couldn't exactly find new friends if they were all dead right? And she was human. Would she be dumped once the titans got their way? If that were true it was really, really screwed up. The idea didn't so much horrify her as piss her off because the titans could very well be that cold. They believed they were above humanity and it was humanity's fault that the Earth was slowly degrading (never mind the lack of divine intervention) and that didn't agree much with her.

      Still...her apathy knew no bounds.

      "I just want to bike and play video games," she shrugged.

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It was the blue haired girl, Ivanna was her name, that brought to their attention why the titans were inside them in the first place. It was a hard reality for Kumiko, and often with Hyperion’s kind demeanor she forgot that the god inside her sought for the end all of humanity as a species. But because she had doubted ever encountering the other vessels whenever Hyperion had brought up his mission she had always tried to brush it off and give halfhearted commitment. She could feel Hyperion stirring inside of her, his euphoria over the fact his siblings had gathered, that they were already speaking of human annihilation. It was an excitement she could not say she shared.

It was only once Ivy announced that she was still undecided did the knot in her gut loosen ever so slightly, at least she wasn’t the only one on the fence over the titan mission. There wasn’t much hope, considering she said she was leaning towards the titan side, but hesitance was all Kumiko needed as confirmation that she was not abnormal for being unsure of her stance. “I cannot believe that girl even has any hesitance towards the cause.” Hyperion quipped in the back of her mind, and it made her nervous about admitting her own reluctance.

The Japanese boy was the next to voice his opinion after Ivy, and unfortunately he did not restate his name. He did, however; give them a small demonstration of his power. It was cool, and he seemed much more powerful than Kumiko. His ability to change the gravity around him was quite simply astounding, the rocks that hovered around him probably had no gravity acting on them at all, and that was amazing. She couldn’t keep the amazed smile off her face as he showed them his power. It could really be used to deal damage in large quantities, and possibly genocidal.

She was caught off guard when the boy then completely rejected the goal of the titans, and Kumiko could physically feel Hyperion inside her recoil at the statement, and even as the boy went away she couldn’t find it in herself to move. Hyperion was constricting himself around her mind in his anger at the boy, it actually hurt to do anything other then stand still, but he quickly regained himself. The experience did nothing more than frighten her into revealing her reluctance to join the titan cause, and Hyperion only encouraged her to voice that she was for the titan cause, as if it might influence the others to stay true to the titan cause. She cleared her throat, changing the topic instead to what they boy had mentioned earlier.

“Um, Hyperion is the titan of light, but his abilities deal more with fire… I can’t really do anything with actual fire though, and I tend to just run a high temperature, but I can do this!”
The blonde girl took a deep breath, enjoying the feeling on her expanding lungs before she exhaled through her nose. As she did, plumes of smoke exited her nose, falling around her in lazy clumps and coating the ground around them in something that resembled fog. When the girl finished she bent down and ran her fingers through the thick smoke, it broke apart at the disturbance and reformed to create a few smokey rabbits. The little creatures seemed to come to life, darting around the small group with actions that appeared they had their own consciousness. The defied logic though, and were able to hop into the air and around them without need for solid ground, hovering and floating. The blonde girl smiled, pleased that her practice had paid off before she dissipated the little creatures. “That’s all I can do though… I also am unsure about my allegiance.”

She could feel Hyperion’s shock rock her body, and it quickly turned to anger, and then betrayal. She felt guilty, of course, the titan had be crucial to her survival since birth, but she could not just give up on humanity because of that. The titan inside of her was angry now, but surely after some time they could talk through it, Hyperion had always been reasonable and understanding, she was confident in that.