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Hei Lei Jian

"Hei Lei here...need something?"

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a character in “Avatar: The Rise of Zhi”, as played by ゆうい

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Jian Hei Lei
綠野仙蹤


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The mysterious Black Butterfly is the hardest to catch....
...to chase such a thing can only end in a world of pain...







Age: 20
Gender: Female
Bender: Yes; Fire and Lightning (oddly both are a black in color)
Nation: Fire





Physical Appearance:Hei Lei is best described as a porcelain doll. Peerless white skin and rosy pink lips smooth to the touch. Amber eyes of a cat glow. Jet black hair that falls down to her waist like a silk waterfall. All wrapped up in a black and red. A keepsake from her mother is always one her as well, a black silk scarf. Her body is petite and lean with unseen muscles. As a person who favors close combat before bending she had to develop something after training for years with a weapons master. However scars litter her arms and legs. She often conceals them to avoid the stares in a crowd. Wrapping bandages on her arms and wearing knee high socks is her solution. She hates long sleeves. Most people tend to identify her though with the butterfly tattoo under left eye.

Height: 5'1

Weight: Give or take 98lbs

Orientation: Straight

Bending Style: Firebending is notable for its intensive attacking style and general lack of adequate defense moves, although some notable firebenders utilize creative defensive techniques by creating large walls of fire, or shooting down incoming objects with precise attacks. Hei Lei follows the traditional way of firebending considering there isn't much variation. However she prefers to keep the fact she is a bender hidden and usually relies on weapons and martial arts in a fight. Though against some benders she is pushed to use fire bending. She prefers stealth, evasion, and timing over direct confrontation. Such as waiting till the opponent leaves the slightest opening and then she releases and explosive attack to knock them out.






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History:Much of Hei's memory as a child is fuzzy. There's a strong mental block placed on her mind but she knows bits in details. As a child her parents were strict during the day and taught her every little thing about bending, the world, how to handle situations. At night they were kind and over doting. She often felt smothered. However an unfortunate incident occurred. Someone came for her father who was one of the most powerful benders in the land. He got in the way of someone's political issue and an assassin was sent to eliminate him. Hei can't remember what happened that night, but she remembers her mother's screams as she ran away from her house.

All that was left for Hei was a life on the streets. Training became real life as she wandered the busy streets. Stealing and pickpocketing became her way of life. Occasional street fights where she was paid gave her the extra boost if she didn't feel like being a theif. However one day when she was 15, Hei was beat up very badly and left for dead. In this village she was in taken by the village head and nursed back to health. At first she didn't speak to them at all, but little by little she did. In the end they adopted her as their own daughter. It seemed like the perfect life. she was happy. Then the fire nation came once again to cause her grief. Hei was out gathering firewood for the village that day and got distracted by an usually colored butterfly. It was an hour before she smelled smoke coming from her village. When she ran back she was greeted with the sight of hell. Everything was on fire. The village head and his wife's corpses were hanging from a burning tree at the center of the village. Hei didn't cry or weep this time. She just stared. She felt like she knew what she must do. As she walked away from the ghastly sight, a black butterfly followed her.

Her new life was that of a bounty hunter's. She sailed her way to the Earth Kingdom where much turmoil occurred and took her fist mission. It wasn't easy but she liked the challenge. With each target she took down she learned something new. Something useful to use next time. She never killed her targets though. Overtime she built up a name for herself, everyone called her the Black Butterfly. The naming from her butterfly hairpin darts and dual wakizashi with butterfly handles. Unfortunately no one knew her face.

Upon hearing the Avatar was back, Hei wondered if peace would finally come to the war torn earth kingdom. Then again maybe not. Though a new face was added to the rooster of high paying targets that day. The face of the new Avatar. Many mercs started coming up with plans to capture him. Hei joined in merely to see what this new Avatar was like.


Goals:As an orphan, she wants to find a reason to live. A place to belong. As well as create a place where children like her will never happen. The war torn earth kingdom caught her attention one dy and she now wanders striking down those who make others suffer.

Although she doesn't realize it...she wants someone to call a friend.







Personality:Hei Lei is very much an independent soul, disliking anyone who puts too many restraints on her, including her native, very much totalitarian city. Beyond that, though, she cares about others, especially those weaker then herself, and often shows an uncanny amount of compassion to those who she thinks deserve it. She also tends to drag herself into trouble, one way or another, but is typically very good at worming her way out of it, legally or not. This isn't to say she's entirely reliant on that; Hei is an extremely talented person when working with freerunning and parkour, especially in urban settings, where she feels the most natural, as that was where she was trained. In her mind, independence and freedom are what humanity thrives on, and there's no way in hell that she's going to let that philosophy go anytime soon.

Hei can also be very stubborn and cannot be turned from her ideals. When she wants to do something, hell itself had better get out of her way, because she won't stop moving towards her goal, whatever that goal may be. This could also be called a good thing, but is also a detriment, especially when the wisest decision is to retreat. She also often distracts herself from her goal to help others in need, even if it might get her caught in a fairly illegal act. Although the young woman seems quite selfish and self-centered she has a strong sense of justice and a bit of a hero's complex.

Furthermore she is quite composed at times and not a fan of speaking. She'll speak when it is necessary. However that does not mean she isn't opinionated. She will speak her mind to whoever. She see's status or titles or appearance as unimportant. Whatever you truly think inside is how she'll judge you. In a way she is very understanding and habitually unflappable. Her understanding ways are quite simple observe someone and put yourself in their shoes. How would they feel of act then?

Respectful, responsible, and down-to-earth are also so traits you should know about her. She's quite stingy when it comes to money since she try's to save it not spend it all.

Now a little tid bit you should be wary of is the fact she has a great fear of thunder. Make sure that if she bends lightning she is wearing earplugs. It would be unfortunate if the lightning went flying in our direction no?

Overall, the best summary of Hei Lei's personality would be one word: rebel.


Likes

  • Nighttime
  • Sweets
  • Cross Dressing
  • Fire
  • Black and Red
  • Hardwork/Training/Learning
  • Freedom
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Cats
  • Erhu
  • Brawling and Street Fights
  • Waking Up Early

Dislikes:


  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Obnoxious People
  • Staying Up Late
  • Blood Benders
  • Alcohol
  • Unnecessary Force/Fights
  • Competing
  • Dresses


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Hei Lei Jian's Story

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Two Days Ago

In a mountain tavern in the snowy peaks and in the middle of the night, laughter and joyful celebration could be heard. If one were a few Li away, Hei Lei was sure the noise would be heard as if it were just a few feet away. "Hey Lil' Miss! Wanna have a drink with us?" A drunken mercenary asked the doll like girl. He placed his arm around her and she wrinkled her noise at the stench of liquor rising off of him. "I prefer warm milk." She smiled politely and removed his arm. "C'mon~" He reached out to grab her arm, but quickly brought it back when a knife flew right by. If he hasn't moved his hand it would have cost him some fingers. "Jie, leave Hei alone. We all agreeded we must respect each other's differences." A red haired woman called from a table. Hei smirked and patted Jie's arm. "I'm not interested of making my liver shrivel up. Thank you for the offer." As he left Hei resumed looking out the icy window. In the month that had passed a copious amount of bounty hunters and mercenaries had all joined forces for the biggest pay day of all. Their target was the avatar. However all of them were in it for many different reasons. Some wanted money. Others a challenged. A few wanted something they could just kill. Strangely a small handful wished to see the new hope of the land. Hei was one of those few.

A serving girl bringing her warm milk disrupted her thinking. She bowed her thanks to the girl and continued into her thoughts. It seemed unlikely with so many different drives that teamwork was possible, but that wasn't all was true. With a bounty like this everyone became a family. In two days this "family" would storm the Earth Sage Temple and capture the target. Much risk was involved. A spy had reported three master benders for fire, water, and earth.

Hei's amber eyes swept over the group. She knew at least one was a master, or she hoped. "I just hope the Avatar is truly someone who can bring about the necessary changes to this kingdom." She mumbled. In one gulp she finished her cup of milk an went off to bed.

Present

The group had choosen a nearby forest by the temple to make camp. Hidden in a tree, Hei sat cleaning her flute. They had to wait for the spy to signal the attack, which was when the Avatar was alone of course. They mixed-matched group had been sitting and waiting for a few hours already. However a scout had brought some seemingly unfortunate news. "To the west there was another band of mercenaries. I don't know how many they are, but I glimpsed their masks." He said out of breath to the red haired woman, Bai Xue as Hei recalled. Bai Xue's face spread into a grin. "It's those damn Blue Spirits." She turned to the group. "Looks like we have competition today folks. Some blue masked peonies think they can steal our bounty." She paused for effect. "Are you going to let that happen?!" Hei Lei got ready to dive into the brush. No doubt this group was going to yell and alert their position. However it never came. When She turned to look at the group they had raised their blades in the air as their agreement. "They're not as dumb as I thought." She smiled a bit cheerful. Out of boredom she began to assess what little info she knew of the Blue Spirits. "One, they wear blue spirit masks after the folk tale. Two, they are all fire and earth benders. Three, they are mercenaries. Four, their target is the avatar." She said aloud and sighed. Truthfully she hated competing with others. What she hated more though were others trying to steal her targets.

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Hiro was taking in the new arrival. He looked to be an airbender, perhaps the Avatar's new mentor? He looked different from normal airbenders. He was dressed for battle and carried around a katana, something that the pacifist idiots would frown upon. He smiled slightly beneath his mask. Really, he'd be an interesting target if it came down to fighting him, but business came first. His target was the Avatar and Hiro never failed in a mission. He heard someone take a position beside him on one of the tree branches. He cocked his head.

"What is it, Li?" he asked. He knew what the man looked like without turning his head. Li eschewed the Blue Spirit mask in favor of facepaint after the manner of a Yu Yuan Archer, which made sense, considering he was one or had been one. Hiro wasn't completely sure where the Yu Yuan Archers stood on desertion. He held his bow in his hand and a quiver was strapped to his back. On his belt, hung a Blue Spirit mask. His black hair was tied into a neat ponytail.

"We have company. It appears that we're not the only ones after the Avatar, Prince Hiro," Li stated evenly. Hiro frowned. He didn't know why the man continued to call him by his title. He had rejected it long ago. Still, he had given up on trying to correct him. Instead, he gave a wry chuckle.

"Then it's time we meet them. Round up the others," Hiro ordered.

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Soon enough, Hiro had landed in a clearing with two of his men beside him. The others were, of course, hidden. If these rivals were smart, then they'd expect that. If not, then it'd make things easier. His own men were on the lookout for any surprises. Hiro approached clearing, cocking his head when he saw a female. He knew her. He laughed aloud.

"Little Butterfly. Didn't know that you would be the type interested in the Avatar. I'd have thought you'd believe in him and his job to "maintain balance" and all that nonsense. It's good that your're finally going along with the joke, but don't think just because I'm happy for you that I'll go easy on you. That fop Bei Fong is offering quite a lot of gold for the Avatar and I'm collecting," Hiro told her. He cocked his head to the side thoughtfully.

"Maybe you're not interested in capturing the Avatar. Maybe you're sabotaging this group and trying to stop other groups like us so that the Avatar can "restore balance" and those other dreams."

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The world was vast, lurid, and nature was replaced with ice. Here the trees were translucent and crystalline, their leaves made out of hoarfrost, capturing the light of the sun, but never melting. His feet met the ground covered in an expansive white sheet, and when his eyes traveled down to view the state of his flesh, he saw that his toes had turned blue, and that they were numb, unable to feel the dead Earth underneath. Silently, in this frozen wasteland, stood a man that existed with his body still, questioning whether or not he was still alive. When his arm moved the joints seemed to creak, and as his palm approached his chest the stomach stuck behind his ribcage sunk, and when contact was made, he felt nothing.

Before opening his eyes the man’s hand shot out underneath his pillow, his appendages naturally wrapping around a handle bar of a curved dagger, and his eyes shot open as his previously inert body was shocked back to life. Gāo twisted his body, a blanket slipping off of his form as he sprung, knees pressing into the thin feather mattress, and he pointed the blade at the throat of a terrified appearing servant girl.

Oh, so his life wasn’t being threatened after all.

The young man blinked, and when he comprehended that the girl, dressed in dull, casual, flowing peasants clothes, didn’t mean to stab him to death, sleep sunk back into his mind, causing his muscles to relax. “My apologies, gūniang.” At this hour Gāo’s voice held a sense of lethargy, and the woman finally appeared to breath as he yawned, lowering the dagger to his side. Still, the woman eyed his warily, and though she made an effort to not allow her eyes to linger on the scattered scars on the left, exposed side of his chest, the attempt was in vain. He could practically read her like a scroll, a scroll about paranoid myths and monsters nonetheless. Though, her suspicion wasn’t her fault, he had pulled a weapon on her, and people did not sleep with a weapon, didn’t become feral and offensive when in their most vulnerable of states, without reason.

They exchanged very little words; the woman revealing to him that he was in a hotel and that unless he was to pay for another night, it’s been politely requested that he leave. This told him a few things. One, that he wasn’t in the Earth Sage Temple, where he was supposed to be, and two, someone had already paid for the room, although he couldn’t remember if it had been himself or someone else. Judging by the slight discomfort in his head, he was able to conclude that he would never find out what had exactly happened last night, and instead of dwelling on something rather sporadically frequent for him, Gāo dressed in his hanfu from last night, slowly tying the sash of the dull jade garment. He ran his fingers over lapel of the upper portion, smoothing down the white shirt underneath, and after a moment of debate, actually put on the lax, white trousers underneath the qun as well.

It wasn’t anything special, borderline peasant’s cloths, of a slightly higher quality. Eventually he convinced his body to move, walking barefoot out into the merchant town, and only sign of civilization aside from the Temple in the northern Earth Kingdom territory, settled within the mountains where the air was crisp and people were peaceful. He breathed in, feeling the earth beneath his bare feet as he meandered through the street, running a hand through his tousled, deep brown hair, allowing it to soon rest around his collar bones and shoulder blades once again.

Now he remembered. As much as he truly enjoyed the languid days in the temple, occasionally teaching Zhi, but mostly drifting through a placid life with sleep and meditation, he had grown bored, restless even. Therefore, he came down here to drink, until apparently, he was so unstable that he had to pass out at the only hotel, and then here he was, walking past farmers selling fruit, purchasing a mostly harmless appearing apple, and finding his way to the path that would bring him back to the temple. Of course, he could make his trip quicker if he felt like engaging in some morning exercise, but with his body still whispering to him about sleep, and the sweet fruit being consumed, he decided that today of all days wouldn’t be the day that they would suddenly need his presence back at the temple. Therefore, he continued on his marry way with bird songs caressing his eardrums he walked slowly, quietly approaching a clearing, and kept his eyes on the various branches caging the sky, relieved that his dream had yet to become a tragic reality.

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Hei watched curiously when a trio of men approached their group. The leader and probably two of his best guards. What peaked her interest was the fact the leader seemed to know her, though she had never met him in her life. "My reputation seems to be greater than I expected." She smirked. His voiced seemed familiar though...she'd heard it before...He started the usually exchange of words between competitors and then talking about her reasons for going after the avatar. "Why should my reasons matter to you? I doubt that matters in a competition." She responded nonchalantly and retied the black silk scarf she had around the lower half of her face.

"Or maybe you wish to remove your competition now?" The group tensed at Hei's notion. An earth bender in the group who was shifting rocks in his hand supposedly out of boredom, made them collide three times. Clack, clack, clack! It was the code way of saying they were surrounded or literally danger.

Bai Xue bended the water in her canteen around her arm and froze it around her fist. Around her knuckles the ice had formed dangerous spikes. The others in the group followed suit. Hei Lei merely observed. "All of this over money. I'll just say my reason for going after the Avatar is better than yours." She looked at the surrounding forest around them, listening for any movement. "Are we really going to jeopardize our positions over a little rivalry?"

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"Or maybe you wish to remove your competition now?"

Hiro chuckled upon hearing this statement, his mouth forming into an anticipatory grin at the thought of another battle so soon. His two bodyguards drew their weapons along with his men in the trees. He could see Li aiming an arrow at the man beside the butterfly. Still, Hiro managed to reign in his instincts. He shook his head. Fighting right now wouldn't be convenient for any of them.

"All of this over money. I'll just say my reason for going after the Avatar is better than yours."

With this, Hiro couldn't help but laugh heartily. His homework had been correct. She was one of those types. He knew those types. They fought for some higher calling or cause and would be willing to sacrifices themselves or, in some cases, their own men in order to serve their cause. He laughed for a full minute.

"Now, I thought I was supposed to be the one telling jokes here. Don't you see the mask? The Blue Spirit mocks and laughs at the mortal world because the world is just a joke, but he's the only one who gets it. It is not a good joke, but he just goes along with it. He's seen human society's true face and chooses to be a parody of it. So, no, my reason trumps yours. I'm going along with the joke too without excuses or high causes."

He grinned behind his mask at the sight of some of the greener or more superstitious men in Butterfly's group taking steps back. Laughter, if used in the right way, could provoke more fear than the most vile threat.

"Oh, I'm doing it for the gold too."

"Are we really going to jeopardize our positions over a little rivalry?"

Hiro shrugged, making a show of considering her words.

"Maybe not. What do you suggest we do? Team up? Take turns? Take positions in different parts of the forest and see which group the Avatar stumbles into?"

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An attack was provoked and the Blue Spirits appeared, all of them. It seemed that a fight would break out when the leader stopped them. He began to mock her ideals and proving his point. His laughter seemed to unnerve the group behind her and they took some tentative steps back.

Hei raised an eyebrow in curiosity when he finished preaching."If life is such a joke why do we live it?" She responded to the blue masked man. If she thought about he was one of the few who deemed humans dark and evil. There was no use in arguing with him, but she wanted to. "I could have chosen to go along with that joke. Though I had a promise holding me back. An old friend promised to see me again." That's odd...I told a stranger about myself. Se though and then shrugged turning attention back to the masked strangers.

"Maybe not. What do you suggest we do? Team up? Take turns? Take positions in different parts of the forest and see which group the Avatar stumbles into?"

"A competition is a competition. It's just whoever gets the avatar first." Bai Xue finally spoke up. She flipped her red hair over her shoulder and glared at the leader with a haughty look. "I can assure you we will win." Hei merely sighed and trudged off to her tree and sat among the the roots. Suddenly she felt another like someone else was beside her. She turned her head slowly to the left and came face to face with a Blue Spirit member. Apparently it was an attempt to scare her. "Nice to meet you." She said nonchalantly to it. In response it cocked its head "JUST WATCH! We won't be shown up by the likes of you!" Bai Xue yelled. "Whatever is taking that spy so long. He better hurry up." Hei grumbled under breath.

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"If life is such a joke why do we live it?"

"It is the only choice. We are born in this wretched world and we try to make as much sense of it as we can, propping up illusions or morality and righteousness. In the end, our nature contradicts our dreams and we feel the punchline. Perhaps the Spirits gave us the Avatar to stop it, but not even the Avatar can change human nature," Hiro told her, his tone almost resigned.

"I could have chosen to go along with that joke. Though I had a promise holding me back. An old friend promised to see me again."

Behind his mask, Hiro's eyes widened. Could she be? No, she was dead and wasn't coming back. He had seen the bodies, smelled them burning from the fires of his brother's and their father's soldiers' making. He had begun to realize the truth about humanity then. He gave her a hollow laugh, one devoid of all mirth.

"I promised an old friend I would see her again. She died. Killed by my own family and their soldiers."

He ignored one of Butterfly's soldiers, but he responded nonetheless as himself and his men left, leaping through the trees as they did, like real spirits and shadows.

"Then the race is on. It will be better we take different positions if we do not want to fight each other as well as the Avatar. His group may only head in two directions: the mountains or the forest. My men are already positioned in the forest. If you take position in the mountains, then he will run into one of us."

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"I promised an old friend I would see her again. She died. Killed by my own family and their soldiers."

Hei sat confused. Was that him? No. He was still serving in the fire nation army. He wouldn't be this mercenary who considered life a joke. Besides, if he wasn't a soldier anymore he probably retired an settled down already or...was dead. She remembered the day she found him vividly. He was near death. Her second parents back to health and she was left to watch him. She smiled slightly. That person was someone she considered a friend.

"Then the race is on. It will be better we take different positions if we do not want to fight each other as well as the Avatar. His group may only head in two directions: the mountains or the forest. My men are already positioned in the forest. If you take position in the mountains, then he will run into one of us."

"Geez...it's not my decision. Bai Xue is the leader of this group." She mumbled. Bai Xue was still glaring after the Blue Spirits. "So boss. What are we going to do?" Someone asked Bai Xue. It was the spy. If he had returned it meant the Avatar was constantly with someone. No reason and way to attack the Monastery now."Considering our numbers. We'll split up. One in the mountains. Another the forest this will double our chance of running into the avatar." Bai began splitting the group up. She saved Hei for last. "You can pick wherever you want to go. I'll see you soon kid." Then the red haired leader left with the group heading into the forest. Obviously she had a bone to pick with the Blue Spirits.

Hei watched her leave and then climbed to the top of a tree. She remembered her father telling her of a time when the fire nation army burned paths through forests. There should be a forgotten path between the mountain and forest. With that thought Hei plunged into the forest as well.

When she reached her destination there were only bushes and rocks for cover. She selected one near the path at random and sat behind it. Nearby was a mountain spring. It's pristine water standing out against the scarred ground. It was beautiful, but Hei had to remain focused on the mission. "Now begins the wait." She looked around. Even if the avatar didn't come this way she could easily have run to the forest or mountains if the avatar began to fight with either group. I may have said it was a competition but I can't tolerate having my target snatched away from me.