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The Red Riding Hood

The wily magical bandit in the crimson hooded cloak.

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a character in “Fusion Fantasy Neo”, as played by MrAuthor3DS

Description

Name:
THE RED RIDING HOOD -Crimson Hood-

Royal Capital Rabanastre - Final Fantasy XII
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Age: 24

Gender: Female

Specie: Magus




Physical Description: Somewhat on the pale side, with sleek purple hair (with a blond highlight) ending in a ponytail. Her typical attire consists of a sleeveless pink tunic, pinkish-brown tights, and white gloves and boots. Her feathered wings are shrunken to hide under her Cloak of Secrets better.

Personality: Rather coquette and cunning, she generally gives her enemies a brash treatment, even commenting on their lack of skill. However, she does care about those that need help, especially those that have nowhere else to turn for it. She's also a solid leader, coordinating her allies in accordance to the oncoming attack.

History: As a magus, a human with fairy-like traits and thus a stronger connection to magic, she has received a lot of scorn and discrimination from others. When it got really bad, she went out to train under her uncle, Corset Hood. When a crazed wolf-like anima (beast-human) delivered a fatal injury to Corset, he put the Hood Heroes team under her leadership. Now leading the Hood Heroes under the alias "Red Riding Hood", she sets out to aid those in need and to root out the source of the oncoming war campaign. Her real name is among many secrets.

Equipment: Comes armed with twin blades, mainly the Fairy Wing model. Besides general swordplay, she can also manipulate them through magic (e.g. hurling them like a boomerang). Also, she wears the Cloak of Secrets, a hooded cloak that can wrap around her body and veil it in transparency, or even let her mimic another's appearance and voice if she's memorized them.

Abilities: Skilled at pickpocketing. Also knows magic of fire, water, and lightning. She can also sprint through the air within her Cloak of Secrets.

Other: Building drive throughout battle can allow her to take on a higher form (called a Surge for magi). This magic energy form allows her to fly and attack over a wide area with her magic.


Specific Moves
  • Buer Strike: Links her two blades together and hurls them forth like a windmill shuriken. Their path can be curved.
  • Cloak Dash: Slips within the Cloak of Secrets, rushing in a given direction. The cloak is resistant to most attacks.
  • Plunder: Essentially a swift pickpocketing move. Works best if the target is distracted.
  • Napalm Flame: Fire spell. Tosses a flame that explodes on contact.
  • Firecracker: Fire spell. Summons a flame that appears above a foe and falls down.
  • White Blaze: Fire spell. Creates a streak of fire forth, lingering for a while.
  • Hot Wheel: Fire spell. Somersaults forth with blades held out and cloaked in flames.
  • Dragon Bite: Fire spell. Basically a fiery uppercut going far up.
  • Big Bubble: Water spell. Creates a water bomb that floats through the air. Explodes on contact.
  • Wave Rush: Water spell. Dashes forth, cloaked in a wake of water.
  • Hydro Cannon: Water spell. Blasts forth a beam of water of intense pressure. Can cut through defenses easily.
  • River Dance: Water spell. Pirouettes while surrounded by water. Deflects projectiles.
  • Ocean Falcon: Water spell. Sends forth a large bird of water. Directs self toward foes.
  • Thunderbolt: Lightning spell. Summons a bolt of lightning into a designated spot.
  • Static Zone: Lightning spell. Creates a paralyzing ring of electricity on the ground for a while.
  • Spark Drones: Lightning spell. Casts a few electric orbs that float in the air, moving toward any foes coming within their midst.
  • Thundercloud: Lightning spell. Creates a storm cloud above. Can be pushed forth by attacks, and explodes on foes.
  • Tiger Fang: Lightning spell. Clashes her blades together, creating a mighty shockwave forth.

Inspirations
  • Red Riding Hood fairy tale
  • Dante (Devil May Cry series, a bit of both)
  • The Spy (Team Fortress 2)
  • Rikku (Final Fantasy 10)
  • Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Terra Branford (Final Fantasy 6)
  • Red Mage class (Final Fantasy series)
  • Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2)

Trivia
  • Her hot-blooded attitude compared to Derecho could be a play on the "Red Oni, Blue Oni" trope, in which Red is the more lively "Red Oni".
  • Red's personality is surprisingly close to that of Dante of Devil May Cry - both versions, actually. Like the original Dante, she's a smart-aleck and is quite coy with her foes. Like the reboot Dante, she's also aggressive in combat and a natural rebel.
  • The Cloak of Secrets's ability to disguise her is similar to how the Disguise Kit (of Team Fortress 2's Spy) or the Octo-Camo and Face-Camo (from Metal Gear Solid 4) operate.
  • Buer Strike, her charged attack, is named after the Buer, a demon with legs around its head in a wheel-like fashion.
  • Dragon Bite is uncannily similar to Ken Masters's fiery Shoryuken (or "Dragon Punch"), but with a blade instead of a fist.

So begins...

The Red Riding Hood's Story

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"Do you know the general problem with loaded dice?"

At a nearby table, a young lady clad in a red hooded cloak is discussing something with a local thug.

"No, what's the general problem?" the thug replied.

"Well, simply put, you can only get ONE side on each die weighed down," the lady explained. "Pretty soon, someone's going to notice the same old result over and over and step in...you see?"

She then brought out a pair of dice and dropped them down onto the table - they landed on 3 and 4 each. She dropped them onto the table a few more times - again, the results were 3 and 4. She picked them up, and this time paused a moment before dropping them down. This time, they landed on 5 and 1!

"Whoa!" exclaimed the thug in astonishment.

"Magic loaded dice - what they land on is entirely up to you," said the lady. "After all, real showmanship is in variety."

"Alright, I'll take it~!" cheered the thug.

He then paid the lady 500 gold in exchange for the magic loaded dice.

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Qwark wasn't the only one privy to the report - the red-cloaked lady paid attention to it with a twinkle in her eye. "Hm..." In any case, her transaction with the...noteworthy fellow was complete. "Well, it was a pleasure doing business with you, sir. Hope you win it big!"

"Oh, I will! Thanks, li'l lady!" the thug said happily.

As the lady was heading for the exit, the thug was trying out his new magic loaded dice with another fellow. "I'm feelin' real lucky today! (And I'm certain to roll a 5 and 5!) I roll...10!"

After wagering 400 gold, the thug rolled the dice, which landed on...2 and 4.

"(!) Wait...wha - ??"

The other guy laughed as he claimed the pot. But, the thug wasn't going to quit that easily. "W-Wait! One more roll!" "...Eh, your loss." "I...I'm gonna roll...6!"

Wagering another 250 gold, the thug rolled the dice, which came up with...3 and 6.

"Feelin' lucky, ya say?" said the other guy as he claimed his winnings. The thug couldn't believe it - those dice were supposed to land on what he wanted them to land on! Why didn't they?

The lady smirked casually as she walked outside.

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Barging out of the Rotten Rabbit Tavern is the duped thug, now clad in a barrel.

"HEY! You owe me big, lady!! Your dice are - !" However, he had lost sight of her - she was nowhere to be found. "...Wait a tic, where'd she go??"

He was left befuddled, while the red-cloaked lady observed from atop the tavern roof.

"Funny," she said to herself. "I figured he could control them with magic, too. Oh well~"

She then leaped away across the rooftops, making way out of Coronach.

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Just as Steve aimed his rifle, a nearby rock turned from gray to red, and unfurled - wait, it's not a rock! It's a cloak! And its wearer has come out of hiding, leaping toward Steve with twin-blades blazing!

"How selfish of you all!" she shouted as she struck Steve's rifle back. "You've all such petty reasons. I don't see how any of you can be trusted with such a haul - "

She was soon interrupted by Peacock, whose gun protruded a large red robot arm, striking at her left arm and knocking away her blade. "That's MY lackey yer strikin', Hoodie!"

Wario and Fawful turned their attention to Leilanie. "Well, they're busy. What say we give-a the lady a proper greeting, eh?" Wario said to Fawful. "I say yes!" Fawful replied. Wario charged at Leilanie while Fawful flew at her with his rocket-pad, phaser at the ready.

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Leilanie jumps over Wario to dodge his attacks and took out her kunai to toss them at Fawful's rocket-pad. With the rocket-pad impaled by the kunai, it explodes greatly that causes Fawful to fall off. Big Bandit Pete cracks his knuckles as he is about to pummel Claptrap. His victim starts to panic since he is does not have any weapons, so he cowardly run around in circles. With Steve as Claptrap's bodyguard, he tackles Pete. Captain Qwark gives Peacock an uppercut of justice.

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Fawful leaps off his rocket-pad and fires several homing star shots at Leilanie. Wario leaps up and grabs Leilanie by the leg. "Gotcha! Ahahaha!"

Struck by Qwark's uppercut, Peacock is launched into the air. "Why, I oughta...!" From out of nowhere, she pulls several "George" bombs and hurdles them below toward Qwark.

"So presumptuous..." The cloaked lady aimed a finger at the lost blade, causing it to hover and fly back to her, striking anyone that tries to get in its way. She catches the blade, and rushes at Claptrap and Steve.

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Captain Qwark catches the bombs and throws them back at Peacock with style. But he is caught off guard by Big Bandit Pete, and another bomb hits Qwark. Pete puts Qwark down and charges Peacock with his big fat fist. Claptrap screams in fear as he runs for his life and trying to get away from Red. Steve also runs, but throws a sticky grenade at Red. Leilanie pulls Wario with her leg and uses him as a human shield. Wario takess damage from Fawful's homing star shots.

As they continue to brawl over who gets the treasure, Leilanie senses that the symbol is glowing. The symbol from the ground is displaying holographic icons. The hologram's icon is a tree with the infinity symbol. Then the icon switches into a depressed ghost. Leilanie guesses that the clue is located in the Shadow Forest. There is a key visible on the symbol which can be obtained to the quickest treasure hunter.

To escape, she quickly makes her way to the key from the symbol and captures the for herself. Then she pulls her smoke bomb out of her pocket and throws down on the ground, creating a large smoke around the group.

"Heyoo?" Steve spoke.

"I can't see a thing!!!" Qwark coughs, "And I thought robots are supposed to have manners!"

"I RESENT THAT REMARK!!!" Claptrap screams.

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The cloaked lady slides under the sticky grenade and launches a large blade of water magic at Steve. Peacock bats any incoming bombs back at Qwark and Pete. Wario gets hit by Fawful's shots, the latter becoming embarrassed by this mishap.

Then, the symbol glowed. This caught the cloaked lady's attention.

"(Tree...infinity...somber ghost...)"

Right about here, Leilanie swiped the key and made her smokescreen escape.

"!!!" The cloaked lady veiled her face with her cloak, blocking out the smoke. "{cough} Unfortunate..." However, she pondered over the clues presented by the emblem.

"(Let's see...a somber wooded area with the illusion of infinity...Ah! The Shadow Forest!)" She turned back to the others (Peacock, Wario, and Fawful were stunned by smoke). "Well amateurs, this was fun, but it seems the Red Riding Hood must be moving now, too!" With that, the lady, Red Riding Hood, veiled herself in her cloak and dashed off into the distance.

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Entering the forest is Red, whom had been to the first clue's site at Mt. Moon. According to the images shown by the emblem along with the mysterious key, the forest likely had the next clue (and key).

"Now then...how deep in is that harlot..." Red said to herself as she proceeded through the woods.

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From the trees, Leilanie spies on The Red Riding Hood with the key in her possession. She remains undetected as she jumps from tree to tree while perusing her path to find the next clue.

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A couple of leaves fell from the most recent tree that Leilanie jumped from. Red noticed them, a glint shining from her eye.

"There you are...!" She rushed after and launched several water-blades through the air toward where she might be.

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Leilanie back flips over the incoming water-blades and throws kunais at Red. Leilanie is not giving up the key to the clue. She has two choices; She will have to fight Red and knock her out first or she can outrun her.

"You are a fool to try and fight me over the treasure, kiljoy! That treasure belongs to me and I aim to keep it in my collection. They don't call me The White Tiger for nothing. Unless you got a death wish, back off! I never play nice."

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"Oooh, cold words!" Red said while parrying the kunais with her blades and continuing the chase. "Hm, fits your heart to a T." Red wrapped herself in her cloak and dashes further ahead. "But I'M going to get that treasure first, even if I'm only doing it to protect it from callous scoundrels like YOU."

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"You can't even steal a candy from a baby!" Leilanie talks back at her newly founded rival.

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"I could, I just prefer NOT to," Red retorted, launching several homing fireballs at Leilanie in her run. "Because that's what a bully does. Tell me, what did the baby do wrong?"

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"Hmph! The baby never do anything wrong," Leilanie dodges the fireballs, "But a bully does. Plus, a bully is slow and dimwitted like yourself."

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"Aha! So you confess to bullying an innocent child!" Red exclaimed, just before cloak-dashing further ahead (and tossing several magic orbs behind, hovering in place and sparking). "I was right - a selfish strumpet like you doesn't deserve to even BEHOLD treasure."

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"That goes the same to you, bitch!"

Leilanie readies herself in combat with her dagger in her hand, and giving her a threatening gesture. Unfortunately for Leilanie and Red, while they are talking trash to each other, Claptrap rolls himself from the distance and passes by like that. In Claptrap's point of view, Red and Leilanie just want to fight each other until one of them dies.

"Make way for the biggest winner in the world!" Claptrap taunts childishly.

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Peacock accompanies Claptrap with all due haste. "See ya, maroons!"

Red quickly took notice to Peacock and Claptrap getting ahead of them. "Well...seems I've wasted more time and breath on you than you deserve. Until later!" With that, Red cloak-dashed ahead, zooming past the two bots.

"(!) Oh yeah?!" Peacock opened a portal, which vaulted herself and Claptrap ahead of Red by a step.

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"HEY! NO FAIR!"

Leilanie sprints ahead to Red, Claptrap, and Peacock. Suddenly, net missile are coming from behind and only captures both Leilanie and Red. It was Steve who used the net bazooka. "Heyoo!" Steve calls and takes the key away from Leilanie. He then catches up to Claptrap and Peacock.

"WHAT THE HELL!?" Leilanie screams out loud, "You son of a bitch! Come back here so I can kill you!!"

"Not this time, measly meatbag!" Claptrap takes the key from Steve, "You two would do better next time, which I highly doubt that considered that you two are trapped inside!"

"Why you-- son of a...!!" Leilanie is struggling to get out, "Let me go! NRGGH! Can't move!"

"Goodbye, losers!!" Claptrap runs off while laughing with Steve.

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A few seconds after Claptrap's company ran off, a green glow appears around the net, which has the rope/lines/whatever surrounding it snap, giving Leilanie and Red an easy exit. As the glow disappears, what looks like a Gardevoir steps away from the two, hiding in the shadows.

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"Nngh - ! Smarter than you look...!" Red growled while trying to cut through the net with her blade.

"Here, have a farewell present," Peacock chuckled. She pulled out a whistle and blew into it for a moment as she fled. However, even after she stowed the whistle away, the whistling noise continued. As it did, a shadow was growing around Red. By now, Claptrap and co. are out of view.

"(!) That hollow-eyed brat!" Red sawed at the net faster, igniting the blade while the falling shadow grew bigger and bigger. It's then that the undisclosed psychic force broke the nets open. Red leapt out just moments before a piano came crashing down to where the net is. "Phew...Close one..."

Red caught her breath as she stood up. She turned to Leilanie and said "...Hey, if you're done crying, you wanna continue this race?" With that, she headed off after Claptrap's gang.

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"Urk... who said I was crying?" Leilanie is getting up from the ground and brush herself off, "Yeah... Or better yet, I have a better idea."

Leilanie is catching up Red once again before fat cow falls on Leilanie's net. That was too close! Leilanie and Red would've been killed by cliche falling objects if it wasn't for Estrella. And yes, falling pianos and falling cows are dangerous.

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Estrella didn't usually interfere with the affairs of humans. Not anymore, at least. But while wandering through the Shadow Forest, trying to get lost within herself, she came across the robot and his lackeys abusing the two girls and preparing to kill them. Estrella had seen enough senseless wastes of life in her time, and she could have prevented these easily, so she did. That should have been the end of her involvement.

But... something called to her. Something said that the tale of these two was just beginning, and that they would need a lot more help. Estrella paused, letting the two go ahead, before following. No one had to die in the Shadow Forest tonight.

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"With pleasure...!" Peacock growled. She jumped in at the ninja, throwing a pie (with a bomb in it) at her. However, the ninja just slid under the pie (and past its custard explosion) and swung an IV stand spear into Peacock, catching her on the prongs.

"You still fail to impress, little girl," said the ninja. She then hurled Peacock off the spear and toward Claptrap and Steve.

Red made it to the swamp at this time...and saw the battle ensuing. "(!) Uh-oh..."