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Jackie Pineman

Work hard, and deal with what life gives you. Who knows, it might get better someday, and even if it doesn't you'll get used to it and it won't seem horrible anymore!

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a character in “Aeonis Academy for Demi-Gods”, as played by Alle9009

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My brother? Oh, he's alright. Actually, he's pretty cute! Want to see a picture of him? I've got some really embarrassing ones, like the time he had to dress up as Cinderella for the school play...




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FULL NAME::
Jacqueline Pineman

NICKNAME(S):
Jack, Jackie, Pinetree. Everyone call her Jackie, though. Even the teachers, mainly because she refuses to answer to he real name.

DATE OF BIRTH:
4 February

AGE:
18

GODLY PARENT:
Zeus

YEAR:
12th grade

GENDER:
Female

SEXUALITY:
Asexual

ETHNICITY:
50% American, 50% Scottish

DIALOGUE OR THOUGHT COLOR:
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PERSONALITY:
Passionate | Hot tempered | Warm | Stubborn | Thoughtless | Loyal

Like most of Zeus's kids, Jackie has a short temper and is confident to the point of arrogance and charisma, which isn't help by her determination to never give up. Despite (or because of) her short temper, Jackie is very passionate about the things she believes in, and as she is quick to judge and turn to violence it is probably best not to earn her ire. Fortunately, not many things can spark it and she has a tough skin, but once you've earned her ire watch out, although she's quick to simmer down. Jackie can be a bit thoughtless and can sometimes take a long time to see if there's anything wrong, but once she does she'll take action. She might feel bad about not noticing, but she'll force herself to move on and see if there's anything she can do in the present, as she isn't able to do anything about the past. No matter what, she'll always look forward, and be ready to give her all.

Despite her shortcomings, Jackie also has her good points. She might seem tough and a bit of a jerk, but opens up quickly to people and is nice to them, especially to kids and those she likes. She's quick to smile as she's quick to snarl, and although Jackie gets a bit moody sometimes she tends to be outgoing, often being quick to smile and talk to others. She's loyal, caring and protective her friends and family and is quick to extend kindness to those she thinks needs it, even if they're strangers, and is quick to stand up for what she believes to be right, which makes it a good thing she's got a righteous code. She'll stick up for people who're being bullied or unjustly treated, and won't hesitate to fight back if threatened. She might be quick to tease people and is always up for a prank, but doesn't mean malice by it and if she notices that the other person doesn't see it as a joke she'll apologize and stop it, although her temper might get in the way at first.

Jackie takes a determined approach to life - if you can't do it, try and try again. As a result, she is very competitive and aims for gold, although she won't rub it into the losers face, and doesn't let losing get her down. She'll just laugh and ask for a rematch instead. Her utter confidence might falter and she might complain, but despite that she'll pull herself together and go on. Jackie's leadership skills are a bit touch and go, as she doesn't know how to teach people properly and is equally likely to let someone else do it or do it herself. She's the kind of person who leads by example, and when Jackie gets going her utter confidence makes it breathtaking and inspiring. She sees rules as something of a guideline - something that you stick to most of the time but stray away from if it's wrong She's perfectly fine with breaking them just for fun, and is likely to urge her friends to skip class to do something else.

She makes as many friends as she does enemies, and is always willing to give you a chance provided you don't step on her buttons, although she's quick to forgive. Jackie is a jerk with a heart of gold, and although the jerk side is tuned up around strangers and has a side dish of sarcasm added when she sees an enemy, it fades in the presence of her friends and people she likes, to be replace by fond teasing. Ultimately, how she acts depends on the relationship she has with that person.

LIKES:
hard work - she appreciates hard work. She doesn't care if it's terrible or what subject it is, she likes the effort put into it.
video games - she likes them, especially MMORPG action games. She gets to lead a team and satisfy her urge for blood, so all is good. She also likes other games such as Catarimma Darcy, which she finds awesome.
Apple juice - she likes apple juice, no reason for why.
martial arts - she's been training in it for many years, and continues to train herself while she's in the academy, often working out in the gym or practicing moves by herself. She likes having the ability to defend herself, and hey, it's violent yet nobody gets too hurt.
science - she likes physics. It's her thing, and helps her determine what voltage of electricity she can use safely.
having fun she likes to have fun with her friends, and is always dragging them over to see this new coffee shop she found last week or running and working out in the gym together.
classical music, heights and the sky, working out, skateboarding, listening to people talking passionately about what they love.

DISLIKES:
English - she already knows the human language, why does she still need to study this crap?
boredom - she has no clue how to deal with it, so she hates it.
toilets - she has problems with girl toilets since most people tend to think of her as a guy at first glance. So, a lot of screaming or people telling her that she's in the girls toilet tends to happen, and even though it's kind of funny she'd just really like to take a dump in peace, thank you very much.
giving up - she really, really hates giving up. And people who give up. She feels it makes them weak.
anchovies - it tastes like rotten fish to her. Gross.
being threatened - it's one of the fastest ways to piss her off. Don't threaten her friends or family either, it only pisses her off faster.
wearing dresses, porn, dishonesty, not doing anything, cheaters

FEARS:
losing her powers - she can live without them, even though she doesn't want to. What she's scared of is that her abilities will fail while she's in, say, mid flight. Or surrounding herself with a million volts worth of lightning. That would be pretty bad.
losing her family - she's scared that her family will die before she's ready to accept their deaths. Same for her friends.
seas - she's wary of the sea ever since she learned about Greek mythology, because it's Poseidon's domain and she knows that Zeus and his brothers don't really have good relationships. She'll still goes swimming, but is always on guard in case something happens.


H E I G H T:
173cm

W E I G H T:
64kg

H A I R C O L O R:
Ash black, and often kept in a boyish cut.

E Y E C O L O R:
Black again

B O D Y T Y P E:
Thin and lanky, but with the lean muscles of a martial artist. She likes to wear androgynous clothes like jeans and t-shirts with cool designs, and absolutely refuses to wear a skirt or dress unless absolutely necessary.

D I S T I N G U I S H I N G M A R K S:
The first thing people will always notice is that she looks like a boy, sounds like a boy and often acts like a boy. She's got a husky voice and although she doesn't act much like a boy she doesn't act much like a girl either. She's also as flat as a washboard with two peas on it, so don't count on looking down there to check. She tends to troll people with this. She also has an impish smile on her face, like she's planning a prank, and has a confident, passionate aura around her, like she's enjoying the heck out of striving to reach her goals.




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FAMILY::
Martha Pineman (Mother)
although they get along well, they get into fights over how boyish jackie is. Jackie likes the way she currently is, but her mom wants her to be more girlish and is worried over her love life. She originally thought her daughter was a lesbian at first, but after Jackie cleared that up she thought of gender confusion, which Jackie also cleared up as wrong. She doesn't really get asexuality, but since they come to blows over it the subject is swept under the carpet so that everything else is normal. So currently, their relationship is somewhat strained, especially when the subject comes up. However, Martha is doing her best to understand.
Damien Keel (step father)
he's alright with her. He likes having a daughter even though she dresses like a boy, and tries to be understanding. Jackie, for her part, treats him like a live in uncle but thinks he's a ok father.
Robin Crock (family friend and kickboxing instructor who's also a child of Zeus. How else do you think Martha met Zeus?)
He's an old friend of Martha, and is single. He's a bit squicked out at the thought of Martha sleeping with what is essentially his dad, but tries not to think about it and treats Jackie like a little sister/niece. He knows a lot of martial arts since he's a bit obsessed with them, and when Jackie was young he taught her kickboxing and street fighting. Now he's teaching her judo. When her powers first came out he taught her how to control lightning and her strength. They care about each other a lot, although the spats they have tends to last weeks.
Gawain Keel(step brother)
She is very, very protective of him, although all of the teasing and prank wars going on says otherwise. They like to bicker, but are very close. They exchange emails regularly, and sometimes they do skype.

RELATIONSHIP WITH GODLY PARENT:
She sees him once every four months, and that's about it. It used to be a lot, but the visits decreased as she got older until he played best man at the wedding, which then stabilised to once every four months. Both are happy with this arrangement, and sometimes they fly or talk about family. The situation is a bit like a divorced dad spending time with his child, who's already in a good family and doesn't really need him, although Jackie still needs him occasionally.

BIOGRAPHY:
Jackie led a pretty ok life with her mom, who was a bit too busy with work to watch over her fully. Fortunately, Zeus came to the rescue and babysat, and life was good. Unfortunately, as the years went by the visits decreased and Jackie was left on her own to take care of the house, giving her no time to make friends. Still, Jackie adapted and went on with it the best she could. Her mom paid for her to take martial arts lessons while she was out, and Jackie adapted to life and became close to her instructor, who soon became a family friend.

She and her mom lived alone until Jackie was thirteen, which was when the mom remarried. They had to move to a new state to live with the dad, leaving everything Jackie knew behind. Still, she adapted well enough. She moved in with a twelve year old stepbrother called Gawain, and they lived together. At first, Jackie was cold and cutoff, but she realised that they weren't replacing her dad and that they were actually nice people. She grew closer and closer to them, and life was good.

A few weeks after she graduated middle school, Robin Crock sat Jackie down and told her about the academy. He brought her to the academy to show her around, and after some family discussion Jackie agreed to join the academy.

FAVORITE POWER:
Flying, surprisingly enough. She likes to feel the wind in her hair and it saves money, although she has to be careful not to get seen. Also, since she's got superhuman strength, she can carry another person with her to see the sights together, which serves as bonding time.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Her looks - Jackie doesn't really keep her gender a secret. She just really likes to dress like a guy and see their reactions and how long they take to figure it out. Also, guys don't consider her for dates when she dresses like that even if they know she's a girl, and since girls know due to, Y'know, toilet and changing rooms and stuff they don't bother to ask her out. It's a somewhat different story for homosexuals but since it narrows the dating pool significantly, Jackie is very, very ok with it.
Brooklyn accent - Jackie was raised in Brooklyn, although she moved to New York when her mom remarried. She doesn't really have much of an accent other than the slight blurring of her T's, but it gets stronger when she's angry or agitated. The more angry she feels, the worse her accent is.
Physical activity - she likes the feeling of being strong, and as a result takes great precautions in staying fit as a fiddle. She likes any kind of physical activity too, especially sparring.


So begins...

Jackie Pineman's Story

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Priscillia had barely slept a wink that night. She had been awake readying her equipment, reviewing important topics and polishing her plans for the Day. Orientation Day? Oh, there was that too, but that wasn't what she was preparing for. A big tournament had been announced in her favorite MMORPG in "honor"—oh those admins and their sadistic humor— its players' return to school. None of the dates had been announced and the numerous challenges participants would need to overcome to qualify had yet to be revealed, but that didn't stop her from letting out a very excited squeal at the news and start exercising her fingers in preparation of the numerous keys and n00bs she will need to smash very soon.

Her morning routine was completed with her usual joviality and exuberance, notes being belted and choreography being boogied. So caught up in her passionate little performance that she almost forgot about the time. Fortunately for her, a distant rumble snapped her out of it and dampening her mood an iota by its implication. Zeus rarely deigned to grace Demi-Gods such as Aeonis' attendees with the presence of his wrinkly ass, so something must be up for him to show up today.

Curiously, the plump woman looked out the window as though she could see Zeus' arrival before performing a nonchalant shrug-dance. Headmaster will be the one dealing with the old fart so there was no use for her to worry her pretty little head about it. Being late, on the other hand…

          To: Elecfly24
          Get your gears ready. This is gonna be big! They've actually tossed some real money into the prize. We're finally gonna be recognized as the pro athletes that we are. Don't you dare fall behind in your grindin'. Will see you this evening
          Xoxo

Her cellphone beeped loudly as soon as Priscillia hit the send button; it was time to go else she was gonna be late. With practiced ease, the woman exited her game and slipped her laptop into her large purse before rushing out of her residence. Orientation Day, right. Gotta get rid of that first, but to be frank, she didn't see why she was needed at all. Let the hazing begin. It was bound to happen whether or not teachers intervened. It was only a matter of the upperclassmen growing smarter and taking their doucheness elsewhere where the faculty staff could not see.

Thus, it was with her usual air of giddy nonchalance that Priscillia strutted into the faculty building, heavy purse swinging back and forth with each of her steps. "Yooohoooo! June, babe!" she called out on her way to her friend's office. As per usual, she was completely ignoring the fact that perhaps she would be disturbing the people around her with her loudness. "Are ya around yet? Don't forget to tell me how many fresh meat had a nervous breakdown before lunch and needed your help, 'kay?"

Then, just as she reached Juniper's office, she leaned forward, hand covering her mouth, and whispered quickly, "Ring me if you need my secret stash of booze!" She was, of course, only half joking. Many children had never heard of their divine parents before being admitted to Aeonis let along being surrounded by other Demi-Gods, so it wasn't particularly uncommon to be a bit overwhelmed on their first day.

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Character Portrait: Alex Verlin Character Portrait: Priscillia Stanford Character Portrait: Ryuu Morimoto Character Portrait: Jackie Pineman
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Jackie Pineman, September 1, 7am, orientation day, dorm room
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"Done!" Jackie stretched her arms and grinned with satisfaction at the now-packed closet. She'd arrived early, but unpacking and repacking all of her stuff had taken quite a while. Luckily, she was done now. Man, she thought, running a hand through her hair, Done it twice now and it never gets easier. Ah well. Oh yeah! She turned to her laptop, grabbing a seat. Better reply to that message, it might be pretty important.

Clicking the message icon shaking merrily at her from the screen, she opened the message.

To: Elecfly24
Get your gears ready. This is gonna be big! They've actually tossed some real money into the prize. We're finally gonna be recognized as the pro athletes that we are. Don't you dare fall behind in your grindin'. Will see you this evening
Xoxo


Jackie grinned. Ha, as if, she thought, grabbing a seat. No way am I missing out on this. Fighting all of those players was going to be so damn fun, she could already feel herself getting excited about the raid.

To: Pinkwand69
Please, I couldn't be more ready than a general executing a war plan. Those guys are going down! They'll never be able to stand up to us, mwahahaha! >:D
Can't believe they're using real cash as the prize though, that's pretty awesome. See you this evening at the usual spot!


Having sent her message, Jackie cracked her knuckles and grinned. Alright, she thought decisively, looking over her character. I'm not hungry yet, I think I'll make a few small adjustments...



Alex Verlin (0040BF) and Ryuu Morimoto(404000), 1 September, orientation day



"WE'RE HERE!"

Alex blearily got off the bus as Ryuu bounded outside, a wide grin on his face as he took in the sight of the school. Taking a moment to make sure that all of their stuff was already with them instead of on the bus, Alex trudged over to his best friend's side at a much slower pace, wondering how Ryuu had so much energy when they had just taken a flight, a extremely long bus ride and another extremely long bus ride when he had only slept during the second bus trip. Alex had slept during the plane and third bus ride and he was still feeling a little jet lagged.

Maybe he actually took a nap when I wasn't looking, Alex thought, glancing over at Ryuu. He was still staring at the statue like all of his dreams had come true, which was pretty odd but whatever. Or maybe he's actually a robot that recharges by using solar batteries, which explains why he's so energetic right now...

This was bad - Alex had considered that theory seriously for a second there. Maybe the jet lag was getting to him.

Still, standing out here wasn't so bad, since it wasn't too hot - Alex didn't even need to remove the dark green windbreaker he was wearing. He closed his eyes and concentrated, forming an ice cube on his tongue. The cold was sharp but comforting, and Alex chewed on it patiently as he waited for Ryuu to stop staring. It was kind of freaking him out a bit, but since Ryuu had gone on about the school like a tv highschool girl on fashion he guessed it made sense. Besides, Ryuu would stop sooner or later and apologise for it like he always did whenever he talked for two hours straight on something he liked or bumped into somebody or... Well. Most things, really.

After long consideration, Alex had started to work on stopping Ryuu from apologising so much. It was a work in progress.

Sure enough, Ryuu snapped out of it five minutes later. "Sorry!" he apologised, giving Alex a sheepish smile, his eyes frantic. He placed his hands inside the pockets of the sleeveless grey hoodie he had on over the button up dark red shirt he was wearing. "Sorry, I got caught up with the building, I'm rea-"

"It's alright, you don't really need to apologise," Alex interrupted, giving Ryuu a pat on the shoulder. His touch, already gentle, was made softer by the brown felt gloves he was wearing, but Ryuu didn't relax. Alex didn't sigh, although he felt like it. Again, it was a work in progress - extremely slow progress. "Dude, really." He said, giving Ryuu a brief smile. "It's fine."

Ryuu looked doubtful. "Well. If you say so, but I'm still sorry." he said, before brightening up and pasting a smile on his face. He picked up his luggage, slinging his backpack on. "C'mon, let's go inside! I want to see what it's like, and we need to report before we're late."

We need to report to somewhere? That was news to Alex. Ah well, Ryuu would know the way. Grabbing his own luggage, Alex gave a nod to Ryuu, who had already taken a few steps towards the entrance. Falling into step beside him, the two friends entered the school.

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Tessa White Character Portrait: Alex Verlin Character Portrait: Ryuu Morimoto Character Portrait: Jackie Pineman Character Portrait: Jack Clement
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Alex Verlin (0040BF) and Ryuu Morimoto(404000), 1 September, Orientation Day, Cafeteria



Alex had absolutely zero clue where to go. thankfully, Ryuu did, and the duo had met up with the other members of their batch. Alex would've much rather go to sleep instead of talk, but since there were no beds around Alex leant against the wall and crossed his arms, closing his eyes.

Ryuu smiled as he chatted with the others, feeling like he was at the top of the world. Oh man, this was awesome! Ryuu still couldn't believe it. A boarding school that allowed him to stay away from home, and unless he kicked up a fuss his father could do nothing about it since he had a scholarship and everything, and since Ryuu planned on being the ultimate normal student Raiden Morimoto would never have to come to the academy unless absolutely necessary. He was already making friends with a lot of people and had managed to familiarise himself with most of the others (even if it was only through sight), which was already pretty good in Ryuu's book.

He grinned happily. Yup, life was sweet, and would be more sweeter from here on out especially now that he and a few others were going to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. Thanks to travelling here Ryuu hadn't eaten breakfast yet, he was starv - no wait, extremely hungry. Starving felt different. More painful, for one thing. He made his way to the wall Alex was leaning against, bumping into a girl going in the opposite direction.

For a moment that was more like a blink, Ryuu winced, and his hand went to his right upper arm. He immediately covered it up with a sheepish smile and turned around to apologise, but the girl had already gone off, chatting with her friend.

Ow, Ryuu thought, rubbing his arm gently. The large bruise on it throbbed from the impact. He'd gotten it two days ago, along with a few others scattered on his abdomen here and there from when his father lost it at the dinner table. The bruises on his thigh and shoulder were almost healed, along with the smaller one almost below the newer bruise, but it still hurt.

Ryuu still had no clue what had set him off. Work maybe? Or something Ryuu did?

It was probably the latter. Ah well. Rearranging his face into a smile, Ryuu approached Alex and shook him lightly. "C'mon, sleepyhead," he grinned cheerfully as Alex's eyes blinked open, "Rise and shine! A few of us are gonna get breakfast, want to come with?"

---------------------------------------------------

Alex still felt sleepy, but less like falling asleep on his feet. Ryuu introduced him to Celgi, Killian and Glen, who were children of Hephasteus, Ares and Hermes respectively and had absolutely no clue where the cafeteria was. Alex didn't say much, but Ryuu more than made up for it by talking a mile a minute. They didn't seem to mind that Alex wasn't really a talker, which Alex found himself grateful for.

After finding the cafeteria and getting their breakfast, they went off to find a seat, jokingly mocking each other's choice of of breakfast. Alex was in the middle of debating with Killian on just exactly why Cookie Crunch were infinitely more superior than porridge when -

"Whoa!"

- All of them tripped. Glen and Killian, having superhuman reflexes thanks to their godly parents, caught themselves and quickly grabbed at the person closest to them to prevent them from falling. Celgi's breakfast fell to the floor, but since it was wrapped in plastic it didn't matter... leaving Alex just enough time to think Oh shit- before he landed on the cafeteria floor with a thud while his tray flew out of his hands.

People were yelling, and with a dawning feeling of horror in his stomach, Alex looked up and saw in what felt like slow motion his breakfast falling towards two students sitting at tables.

Still half outstretched on the cafeteria floor, Alex's hand shot out almost reflexively and turned the falling milk, orange juice and cereal into ice.

Within seconds, the white and orange liquid mixed with cereal turned into brittle ice that would shatter upon contact, but it was too late - gravity was doing its work, and Alex couldn't stop the net of ice from falling.



Jackie Pineman (BF4000), 1 September, Orientation Day, Dorm room - Cafeteria



Adjustments done, Jackie stretched her arms and decided to head to the cafeteria for breakfast. Pulling on a dark blue sports hoodie over a white shirt with a stylised black skull logo and black jeans, Jackie slipped on her trainers and headed out of the room with a bag slung around her shoulder, containing gym clothes, a few books and her wallet. Classes would be boring today since the first day of the school year was normally spent by everyone (even the teachers) reorienting themselves back to school life and patching up with friends, so Jackie planned to spend the day catching up with everyone in real life and relaxing in the gym or sparring.

After she ate, though. Jackie's stomach growled, and her steps quickened to a brisk trot as she made her way towards the cafeteria, fully focused on getting food to appease the dark growling pit that was her stomach. Jackie frowned and clutched the sling of her bag tighter. Geez, it felt like her stomach was trying to digest itself! maybe she should've eaten breakfast before making all those changes to Vladsmire...

Nah.

Jackie dismissed that thought almost as soon as she had thought it. Her character was even more awesome now! The tiny white haired midget could move faster, for one thing, and Jackie had managed to give him a pair of cybernetic upgrades that enhanced his healing factor and defence. She grinned to herself. No friggin' way she would lose against those-

The smell of food hit her like a punch to the stomach, and Jackie suddenly remembered that she was incredibly hungry and that thoughts relating to game characters could wait until after her stomach stopped threatening to commit suicide if food wasn't in it within the next five minutes. Running to the counter with the shortest queue, Jackie ordered a cheese omelette, some bacon, toast and a glass of apple juice. She crossed her arms impatiently as she waited for the food to arrive, almost cheering out loud as the delicious looking meal finally made it's way onto her tray to be whisked away to the nearest seat.

Balancing the tray on one hand and grabbing a piece of toast with the other, Jackie stuffed it into her mouth and chewed as she walked around the cafeteria to find a seat. Thanks to the first years and other members of the school coming in, the cafeteria had gotten more crowded and noisier, and now it was pretty hard to find an empty seat. Jackie gritted her teeth as a second year bumped into her and nearly caused her to spill the plate of food balanced in her hands, disappearing before Jackie could do anything. Dammit all, she really should've gone earlier-

Jackpot!

Jackie grinned gleefully as she spotted an empty chair. She charged straight for it, miraculously not spilling her food or juice, and slid into the seat with a sense of victory. Spying Tessa and some others on another table nearby, Jackie beamed and waved at her before consuming her breakfast with a ferocity only seen on lioness defending her cubs. Someone yelled behind her, but Jackie ignored it in favour of eating her food.