Goshinbokuu - Nariko Picture
Class & Species
5'7 | 140lbs
Shisa (シーサー Shiisaa, Okinawan: shiisaa) is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology. People place pairs of shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses. Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils. When in pairs, the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth, the right one an open mouth. The open mouth wards off evil spirits, and the closed mouth keeps good spirits in.
From the Edo period, they started to be called "guardian dogs" in general in mainland Japan. Gender is variously assigned to the shisa. Some Okinawans believe the male has his mouth closed to keep bad out of the home, while the female has her mouth open to share goodness. Others believe the female has her mouth closed to "keep in the good", while the male has his mouth open to "scare away the bad".
Limited Teleportation : Nariko and her brother both have talismans hanging from around their necks. They can teleport to the location of their own talisman (Thunder for Nariko, Lightning for Noriko), but are unable to teleport back to their original location. Another way they can teleport is if they are summoned with the proper ceremony (specifics in misc).
+ Allows for easy dodging and quick transportation.
+the siblings can trade talismans so that they can teleport to each other’s sides or switch places.
- One way trip
- Takes a lot of energy
- The summoning causes Nariko to constantly hear the summoner calling until she comes to their aid, and it becomes more like a nag.
Thunderous : Opposite of her brother, Nariko had control of a thunderous roar as he father did. While his was used to trap a dragon and save a city, Nariko’s abilities haven’t developed fully yet and cannot do severe damage.
+ Powerful enough to stun most of those around her without proper protection.
-Damages Nariko herself, as she’s unable to fully control it. She needs rest almost immediately after.
-Often hurts allies and enemies.
Transformation : Nariko is able to switch between three forms: humanesque, beast, and a smaller version of her beast form.
+ Able to change at will; Most commonly used form being the Human-like one.
+ The smaller form allows her to be seen as unthreatening and she can squeeze through small openings
- Isn't able to maintain the large Beast form for an extended period of time.
- No thumbs
- If she get's sick/severely injured, she is stuck in whatever form she was in.
Telepathy : Nariko is able to communicate with Noriko in her mind via the talisman around her neck.
+ Quick communication
+ Makes combo attacks very easy.
- Can be cut off by removing the talisman
- Limits privacy when it’s on.
- Can cause a lot of tension between the twins
Talisman : The Talisman her and her brother have were of a set. Her talisman has the kanji of thunder written on the back (“サンダー”) of hers. It allows her to teleport from her current location to the location of her talisman and speak to her brother in her mind.
Yoroidōshi : A small, extra thick dagger that was given to Nariko by her father for protection if all else fails. It can pierce through armor with enough force due to the sharp point and thick steel, but requires her to get in very close proximity to her enemy and put her whole body weight onto the knife. Not often used.
Claws : Nariko does have claws on her hands that are long and strong, but they aren't commonly used due to her upbringing.
Noriko - Brother (Link when Available)