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Michiko Aya

The Genius

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a character in “Am I Gifted?”, originally authored by HeWhoDoesNotSpeak, as played by RolePlayGateway


"I understand that you want to hate me and all, but I honestly couldn't care less."

Theme Song
Please Don't Go || Greg Cooke


Full Name
Michiko Aya
Ayamichi, Kou
The Genius
Kou has been given this role due to the sole fact that she has an iadetic memory. She remembers everything she hears or reads, which makes school insanely easy for her. She has a fondness for Mathematics, specifically Algebra, and often helps Haruto with number coding. She makes a great tutor and often helps her friends with their work.

Sexual Orientation


Hair Color
Black, with tinges of purple  
Eye Color
A dark grey   
155 cm.  
43 kg.
Her ears, but she only wears earrings on special occasions
Hundreds, going up her wrists and forearms, as well as a dozen on her upper thighs


{Serious, Fearless, Intelligent, Sarcastic, Determined}
Kou is a quiet person, but not because she's shy. She's quiet because of two reasons:
1.) No one intelligent ever talks to her so why bother talking to them?
2.) She's always concentrating so hard that she shuts the world out completely and can't hear anyone anyway
Kou spends a lot of her free time in class doing homework, extra credit assignments, and online classes, and when she's done with those things she'll engage in conversation with her friends. The class makes it a point to talk about something different every day, and since Kou remembers everything, she's counted on to keep track of the group's day-to-day conversation topics. Kou can be very sarcastic and humorous. Even though it's rare, her laugh can make an entire crowd smile. Her jokes suck, and she hates puns with a passion, but she's great at understanding both and sometimes finds way too funny.

|| Creating very complicated Algebra equations ||
Because of her high GPA and IQ, she loves challenging her friends and herself with harsh math equations. Many of them are Algebraic Equations and all are very long and some are impossible to figure out if you aren't the creator. Her friends loathe this part of her because if she's in a certain mood she'll gloat and gloat until someone solves the equation.

|| Games such as Chess and Go ||
Kou is extremely skilled at Chess and Go, both of which are complicated and insanely old board games. When she's not studying on weekends she's usually participating (and winning) game tournaments or playing chess with the elderly at the nearby park. The only person that has ever beat Kou at chess (besides the professionals) was Mikaru (because of how many times he's watched Kou's playing pattern).

|| Baseball ||
Despite Kou's delicate and slim appearance, she is actually quite strong and athletic. She loves baseball a lot and, during the Summer months, she'll often organize baseball games for the class to play against each other or the school's baseball team.

|| Muttering vocabulary and equations under her breath when stressed ||
When Kou is stressed or upset, she'll often start reciting off different things under her breath (math equations, the Dictionary, the Periodic Table, etc.) Since she speaks so low when she does this it leads some people to think she's talking to herself, cursed, possessed, and the like. Her classmates are so used to it by now that they don't even seem to notice anymore.

|| Tapping on the table ||
Like many, Kou often taps her fingers in varying patterns on her desk. She usually only does this when she's daydreaming or thinking deeply, which is surprisingly often, despite how incredibly studious she is. The patterns she taps her fingers in vary from piano sequences to morse code.

|| Writing way too fast when determined to get something done ||
When Kou is concentrating hard while upset or angry, she'll be so furious and determined to get stuff done that she'll write to fast and often rip her pencil through the paper. This is rare since she doesn't get extremely angry very often.

|| Math ||
Considering her habits and hobbies of math-related being, she obviously has a keen and abnormal love for math. Her favorite type of math is Algebra and she's extremely skilled at what she loves, solving the hardest of school equations and helping her friends with anything math related.

|| Dangerous chemicals ||
She has an almost creepy infatuation with dangerous chemicals such as Anthrax, and she has an entire pegboard in her room covered in articles of chemical attacks, chemical recipes and components, and even some formulas. It makes her parents a bit uneasy but they deal with it as much as her friends do.

|| Long words ||
Kou has a very intense and expanded vocabulary, which she loves to use to her advantage. If other students are trying to pick on her or her friends, she'll often use long synonyms to confuse people, leaving them speechless. Her love for vocabulary isn't as prominent when she's in class, since she doesn't care to bother with it when she's talking to those she's close to.

|| Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects ||
Since Kou is allergic to animal hair, she doesn't like domestic pets very much. She's much more interested in the "creepy" side of the animal kingdom. In tanks, she has several different types of lizards, Iguanas, butterflies, beetles, and even a Tarantula. She also has a couple frogs and a large garden snake.

|| Clockwork type machines ||
Her fascination with clockwork makes for a large infatuation with said machines. One of her hobbies is taking apart clocks and watches, then putting them back together again, memorizing the steps in order to recreate the objects herself. She spends a lot of her extra money on parts (the money she doesn't spend on pet food, that is).

|| Eating when not absolutely necessary ||
Kou doesn't like eating, she believes it's an unnecessary convenience. Most of the time she only eats one meal a day (dinner) unless her friends force her into eating lunch or snacks during school. Because of this dislike for food she is very picky when she does eat, only consuming healthy products and always needing to check the calories first.

||Rude people ||
Kou has put up with so many bullies over the years that these days she absolutely despises anyone that comes off as even remotely rude or insensitive. She is very protective of her friends, and is often the one to frighten people away if Amaku doesn't beat her to it. She is the only one of the group who has taken counseling for the bullying and is thus the one most of her classmates turn to f they need advice on the matter.

|| Animals with fur ||
She's allergic to animal fur. It's not that she has a dislike for the animals per say, since she thinks they're cute and all, it's just that she can't go near them without bursting into a wheezing lump.

||Loud noises/music ||
Her ears are very sensitive, and due to years of concentrating hard in complete silence, she gets severe headaches if there is loud music near her. This is why she voluntarily hates Metal Rock and Screamo. As far as noises go, she just finds them annoying and distracting. Enough said.

|| Bright colors such as yellow ||
Kou is a fan of darker colors, specifically black and purple. She dislikes colors that stand out because...well, they stand out. She's the kind of person who'd rather meld into the crowd than be seen and noticed by everyone around her. She also hates the color yellow most, purely because her mother wears far too much of it, and that stuff gets annoying after a while.

Strengths/Things she's good at
|| Her bright and fast mind ||
Since her mind is so quick to work, she processes things faster than most and is quicker to understand/assess a situation and find a solution to whatever needs to be done. This gives her a huge advantage in sports and it's part of what makes her so good at games like Soccer and Basketball, where you have to keep a keen eye on your opponents.

|| An Eidetic memory ||
There isn't really much explaining to do here. Her memory allows her to remember everything she's every read, seen, or heard, which can be both a blessing and a curse. It allows her to see everything in vivid color. So her memory doesn't fade over time like it does with teenagers on Summer break, but she also sees all the things Hyou did to her in clear pictures.

|| Her experience in self defense fighting ||
Kou took years of self-defense lessons as a kid, and her father is a Judo instructor, so she learned several different techniques from him as well. She is instructed well in the arts of Karate, Kendo, Judo, Kung Fu, Aikido, and several other self-defense trainings. She also has a state record ins several tournaments, which is handy for keeping people away if they know about her reputation.

|| Her ability to sense if someone is fake or lying ||
She is great at analyzing tone of voice, expression, and body language to determine whether someone is lying or not. It's quite convenient when salespeople come to their home. She can tell whether they're genuinely trying to help the family or if they're fake and trying to screw them over. Unfortunately, this ability doesn't help her in trying to identify positive emotions/intentions, which she is pretty horrible at.

|| Her great sense of direction ||
Kou has never gotten lost before, which is due to both a great sense of North/South and her ability to memorize how she got somewhere, thus telling how to go back to where she was previously. Kou is a great person to have around if you're camping or on a scavenger hunt because she'll always know where to go.

Weaknesses/Things she's bad at
|| Horrible social skills ||
Since Kou has been bullied so much and due to her previous Anti-social tendencies, she has developed rather horrid social skills. Unless she's telling someone to back off she can barely ask someone for a pencil without scaring them off with an unintentional glare. Kou can't work in groups whatsoever, even with her friends.

|| Slow to recognize when someone's being genuine ||
Due to her inexperience with relationships and friendships before this year, she is rather bad at discerning whether someone is being truly genuine or affectionate. She's good at telling if someone is telling the truth but that doesn't help her when it comes to affection of any kind.

|| Often overreacts to rude people and bullies ||
When someone tries to bully her or her friends, Kou can sometimes go nuclear, to the point where even Mikaru won't get involved. She can be incredibly violent when provoked and due to her physical training she can do quite a lot of damage. She tries very hard to keep calm and it isn't often that she goes crazy like that.

|| Vulnerability to people's mention of past events ||
Because of how traumatizing things were back then, Kou is very vulnerable if those events are mentioned (even though they never are). A teacher brought them up in class once, and Kou ended up going into a full-out Asthma attack due to the pressure of her classmates who were begging for the story. Since then, no one knows about it besides her family, homeroom teacher, and Mikaru, so it's never brought up.

|| Post Trauma Stress Disorder ||
Most of this is explained in the one above.

Kou is a considered a reserved person because of how concentrated she gets when working, but in reality she's quite brash and violent. She works very hard in school and at her job as a waitress. She wasn't always this way. When she was younger, she could never stop smiling, always happy and cheerful and kind to everyone. Her parents spoiled her rotten. As she got older, Kou began to notice how sad her parents would look when they watched her playing or opening gifts on Christmas. She could never find out way and she didn't have the heart to bring it up in conversation. Her adopted brother, Hyou, has never liked her on the inside, and thus he made himself develop a Sister Complex on her to cope with his hatred (which makes no sense to Kou at all). He would constantly harass her with his words, making sexual innuendos she didn't understand as a kid. Sometimes she would catch him peeping on her in the shower or messing with her clothes while the laundry was being done.

As the years went by, Hyou's lie became a reality, and he ended up turning into his sister's full-on stalker. Kou started to learn what his words meant and would constantly have to hide things from him. Her parents began washing her clothes separately at the nearby laundromat, and her father bought a lock for her bedroom door. Hyou stopped doing things after a few weeks. Kou was extremely relieved, thinking he'd found a girlfriend or something to distract him fro her. However, that was not the case, and when she was 12 he attempted to rape her. Her childhood friend, Mikaru, stormed in on the attempt and punched Hyou right in the face. The two fought for a bit while Kou ran for help. Afterward, Hyou received a Restraining Order against seeing Kou and dropped out of High School, disappearing from his sister's private life completely.

However, he continues to harass her with letters, e-mails, texts, and packages almost weekly. He hasn't tried to show up in person yet but Kou knows he will eventually. So far, the other members of class 1A don't know about Kou's brother, with the exception of Mikaru. When they did confessions at the beginning of the year, Kou told them that someone very close to her was murdered when she was twelve. What they don't know is that the girl she's referring to is herself.

Face Claim
Touka Kirishima

So begins...

Michiko Aya's Story


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Kou sat down at her desk, which was located in the front row next to the window, with Yuki beside her and both Haruto and Amaku in the back. For the first time since the beginning of the year, Sensei hadn't made it in before them. Odd. Their teacher had a strict policy for being late and seemed to have made a habit of arriving hours before classes started. Perhaps she's finally had some sense knocked into that head of hers. Kou pushed the thoughts away and focused on the worksheets in front of her.

She spent almost 15 minutes slaving over her Algebra formulas, all the while engaging in a conversation with Yuki. Thoughts sprung to her mind as to how she even came up with that nickname for her longtime friend. It made sense, corresponding with his surname, but she couldn't seem to recall why she'd started calling him that. And with her memory, there weren't many things she couldn't remember. Not that it mattered much. Kou took a look around the classroom. Amaku had her head buried in what looked to be a portrait of some kind, Haruto was lost in the world of electronics, and Yuki was patiently waiting for anything interesting to happen. A normal day, as always.

Kou could hear the clacking of high heels out in the hall, and she took a wild guess (or not so wild) that their teacher had finally arrived. She proceeded to put away her math formulas. But when the door did open, it wasn't just Sensei that walked in. A young boy with blonde hair also walked in. And that caught the attention of the entire class.


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Oh God, why as I so nervous? Oliver wondered as he tightly clenched the front slings of his backpack. The young boy was no stranger to being the new kid in class. In fact he was usually bored with the whole ordeal, yet this time seemed different. There was a lump forming in his throat as feeling of fears fluttered in his stomach like butterfly tiring to escape.

Oliver closed his eyes and took a deep breath to calm his nerves before following the teacher into the classroom. Upon entering, The young student looked around at the other kids, his new classmates. He was so focused on the students that he didn't notice that the teacher had stopped in front of him. Oliver walked right into her and almost knocked her down right in front of the entire class.

The red faced boy quickly looked down at his shoes. Oliver tried not to looked like a complete idiot as the teacher adjusted herself and introduced him to the class. "This is Oliver West, He's the new transfer student assigned to our class. I want you all to make sure he feels welcomed. Oliver why don't you seat down over there" She motioned over towards an empty chair at the front of the room next to a brown haired boy.

It took Oliver a second to realize she was now speaking to him but he eventually looked up. "Right. The desk at the front?" He asked with a shaky voice. Oliver would rather sit in the back so he could take naps during lectures or cheat on his test, but he didn't want to suggest it. He managed to smile as he sat down, taking a look at his classmates once more before bringing is attention towards the front of the class.


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#, as written by chrian.


Mikaru sat quietly at his table within the first row next to Kou. Well, actually there aren't many tables because their class only has 4 people anyway. While both Amaku and Haruto are still busying with their own things, the only thing Mikaru could do right now is having a chat with Kou as all of them waited for their Sensei to arrived. And of course, he was wondering why she hasn't come yet. Normally, they'd have to listened to her talking and lecturing unhesitatingly already. I wonder why...

Anyway, as the time passed by, he could only have some chat with Kou as he got nothing else better to do. He has finished all of his homework already. After a while, it seems that everybody now is busy with their own jobs now, even Kou now is so into her own Algebra sheets, somethings that Mikaru normally didn't interest, but that is her favorite pastime so Mikaru respects it. He just shrugged then took out some pieces of music sheet that he was working on for the past few days out from his bag and start thinking of the notes.

As he worked on the sheets, suddenly the door slide opened and their Sensei walked in. Mikaru has never stopped being admired for how high her heels can be. He just shrugged as he folded the sheets nicely and put them back into his bag. But what he didn't expect is the blonde-hair boy who walked just behind their Sensei. It was quite surprised because their Sensei said that no students will study in Class 1A except for the ones with exceptional gifts. Which means, this new transfer boy must has had some special ability too.

Wow, he's pretty cute. Mikaru thought sheepishly but quickly put away those thoughts. Their teacher then write the name of the boy on the board. Oliver West... Mikaru glanced at the name and pronounced it in his head. So he is a foreigner? Interesting.

Their Sensei then introduced, "This is Oliver West, He's the new transfer student assigned to our class. I want you all to make sure he feels welcomed. Oliver why don't you seat down over there?" She said as she pointed towards the empty seat next to Mikaru's. The boy agreed as he turned his back and sat at the table. Mikaru couldn't be more excited. He always felt that way whenever he is able to meet and make friends with new people. Mikaru then put up the brightest smile he has "Hey there. I couldn't believe that we would have a new classmate. My name's Mikaru Yukihara, they call me the musical ear, but you can call me Mika if you like. Yoroshikune." He said to Oliver then turned to introduce the other four to him, because he knows that they're not familiar on what to do when meeting new people, "Sitting next to me here is Michiko Aya, our class' main brain and my childhood friend. Behind us are Haruto Akima, the technomancer and Amaku Tatsugai, the artist. Hope that you'll have a great time here."


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Are you guys seriously going to let this roleplay die after two posts??? It may be Christmas at the moment, but it's been almost two weeks! Either post or delete your characters so I can get other people in here! Honestly...