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The Nine ([personal profile] thenine) wrote2016-11-03 01:29 am



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Midori Nagamasa | Aoharu x Machinegun | Reserved 1/2

[personal profile] selfsatisfy 2016-12-10 02:10 am (UTC)(link)


Name: Cat

Age: Over 18

Contact: PMing this journal works best

Preferred Pronouns: Female


Name: Midori Nagamasa

Age: 30+ (all the author has said is he's over 30; if an exact number is needed 36 probably works)

Memory Option: 1

Established Status: Yes | 2 years. Midori has been doing his job as a Killjoy and working his hobby as a volunteer doctor! The two years is just for him to become accustomed to a world where people will actually kill him if he lets his guard down even for a moment.

Canon: Aoharu x Machinegun

Canon Point: Chapter 44

Citizenship: Neutral/no citizenship

Job: Killjoy

* Level: 3

Abilities Midori is a normal human. Athletic, strong, fast and skilled, but most definitely human in ability. He's an expert marksman and able to use numerous and varied types of guns. His preferred set up is dual Winchester Randall Customs, but he rarely needs to draw both guns. He's also skilled in close quarters combat, tactics and healthcare being a trained and licensed doctor.

There are two things out of the ordinary about Midori, Aoharu x Machinegun being at its core a sports manga so naturally everything gets overly dramatized. Characters are able to project an aura of murderous intent and Midori's is so bloodthirsty it makes even those who have fought in warzones nervous. It does absolutely nothing besides add drama make any who can't handle it quiver in their shoes though. The latest few chapters (it's an ongoing series) have made it likely Midori also has some superhuman ability (it was just revealed some team captains have "if I use 100% of my brain I can hear a bear shitting in the woods from any distance and find all the players through echolocation!" stupor abilities...). That said we are probably not going to know what Midori's is for at least 8 months if not longer. If it comes up and isn't something astoundingly amazingly dumb like he can see even really fast attacks made on him in slow motion (...this is what I'm banking on honestly) I'll contact the mod team about it. But this is just an heads up here!

Personality: Midori is quite honestly a sociopath. In all aspects of his life his focus is shown on keeping himself entertained. From messing with his coworkers (one who's masochistic tendencies he encourages and the other who's yandere romantic tendencies towards him he fuels along with a third he just annoys because he can) to mentally breaking opponents in airsoft games, Midori wants things to always be interesting. As such he's a slave to his hedonism. He wants to enjoy life, not just live it. The single saving grace (if you want to call it that...) is the only thing Midori has been shown to have any affinity for in canon are the tears of others caused by their suffering (be it at his hands or someone else's he's not actually picky on this point). His profile even lists him as liking and disliking nothing in particular. This means even if he follows his whims 24/7 there's no way for it to be used to manipulate him. One day he might find one thing interesting, another day he might feel it's boring. Literally nobody knows what Midori's going to find fun at any given moment, not even Midori.

When he's not messing with people or playing airsoft Midori is straight up boring. He doesn't ask people out to social events, fills his house with airsoft guns, never makes any effort to interact with those around him during the hours of his personal life. It's been shown in flashbacks Masamune (his former best friend) used to be the one to drag him everywhere. In current time his coworkers (who are also his teammates) are the ones who force social interaction on him. It's not that Midori doesn't enjoy it (these are the times we see him happiest), he's just a boring guy who goes through life focusing on himself and getting from day to day. He has absolutely zero ambition to have more than he does in life currently. Add to that a complete acceptance of life and everything it throws at him and Midori is never, if ever, the life of the party except when destroying people in airsoft.

Emotionally Midori is nearly always calm. We've seen him panic exactly once while facing an enemy who was literally attempting to tear his head off in a berserker rage (and even then he casualy states he's enjoying himself as if discussing the notes of a fine wine...). Canonically he's also shown displeasure exactly once and even that was expressed lowkey and polite. Midori is simply not prone to strong feelings much less expressing said feelings. The sadism he displays during airsoft matches is the most expression anyone sees out of Midori, full of open and unabashed enjoyment. He will more than giddily tell others how he wants to see them suffer in front of him.

Which brings me to the fact Midori says whatever the fuck he feels like. No really, he just does. In the normal course of things he'll be polite and courteous (maybe even a little charming? The nurses at his hospital sure love him). But he will freely tell other people if they're being lame, pathetic, losers, so forth. If he has a thought regardless of how unkind he has no issue sharing it. Something that pisses his fellow airsoft players off to no end because it makes it look like he's constantly looking down on them (which is not the case, he just calls it like he sees it). Add to this the fact Midori will literally simply wander off without an excuse if you're boring him and he pisses people off incredibly easy.

All of his makes Midori sound like an horrible person and he is. But he can also be kind. He doesn't like to see others despair so deeply they actually want to die. Feel horrible and obsess over getting revenge on him, sure. That's just good, wholesome fun. But to the point of being suicidal is a point too far. As such Midori has a tendency to subtlely help others in need. They most likely won't even realize he's doing it-- but he won't leaving a bleeding heart to die alone. Whether it's taking responsibility for a suicidal schoolmate, absolving the loneliness of a coworker or giving a kid the resolve to demand to be reaccepted to their airsoft team, Midori helps in his own ways. If that means being strange, kind, an antagonist, he doesn't care and he doesn't look for thanks. He just wants to see the the will to live on their face once more.

Basically Midori is a massive asshole with a tiny, microscopic sized kernel of kindness who would be straight up crazy in any setting without laws. Because, bizarre as it is, Midori always follows the rules. He has no issue with his opponents breaking them, but for himself and his comrades they must play by the laws. As such even though he does horrible things to others these atrocities are still "alright" because they're legally allowed. In Overjoyed this will obviously be stretched a little... But he's happy enough to abide by whatever rules he's given.

AU History: Midori was born in Old Town to a typical family. Both parents worked, no siblings, he went to school where he excelled, so on. It was exceedingly boring.

The excitement in Midori's life were the mercenaries he met. They had stories of warzones both close and far off. Battles won and lost. But what was more interesting was the bloodsports they participated in. Fighting tournaments where a participant could really die if they made a mistake too many. Midori trained with them and began to participate as soon as he was able. He might have been just a kid, but with a gun even a child could be deadly.

He excelled, skills growing with every passing year. Regardless for Midori it was, as the mercenaries had taught him, just a game. An hobby. Something for fun and nothing more. Those battles meant nothing in real life. As such Midori focused on school where he excelled as well. Scholarships, help from the friends he made playing in those fight tournaments and his own tenacity saw him entering medical school and graduating with high marks. He could have gone on to something better, worked his way up to being some family's pet doctor on Leith even if he'd cared to. Instead he wanted to give back to his community and chose to work on Westerley.

But working as a doctor on Westerley wasn't any golden road to success. Especially when one chose to work in an hospital that saw more of the poor than it did of the rich. Frustrated with the lack in funds that forced him to turn many away, Midori thought hard about what he wanted in this life. To never be bored came to mind first. But he already had that with his hobby which had progressed from simple fight tournaments against brawlers and thugs to more deadly ones against soldiers of fortune and hitmen. Even if often he had to scrimp on ammo or couldn't buy the guns and accessories he wanted it was still enjoyable.

To be a good doctor came to mind second. And that he currently couldn't do. No matter how hard he worked it didn't matter; the system was flawed and he was only living the life of a martyr while who he could and couldn't treat came at the whim of those with eyes only for cold cash. Rather than turn his thoughts against the government and the cruel nature of the world Midori's mind focused on the immediate problem and what it was within his capabilities to do about it.

He didn't have enough money to do the things he wanted. So he needed to make more. If he couldn't do that as a doctor he would have to find another way. And, as he knew from his friends and enemies alike in the fight tournaments, people paid highly for the skills of violence and murder. Two organizations in particular in fact: the Company and the RAC.

Liking the idea that every warrant would be the will of a different and individualistic person as opposed to the never changing ambition of the nine families Midori signed on with the RAC. It was the more interesting choice; it was as simple as that. Evaluated as a Level 3 Midori has since made a name for himself due to his preference to enjoy himself while fulfilling his warrants. He always completes his task-- but everyone in the RAC knows he purposely terrorizes those who get in his way or targets he's pursuing. There's no fear he might kill someone without permission; many times he doesn't even touch a person. But there are scars created by him --mental, emotional-- that won't be forgotten by his victims for years to come, if not the rest of their lives. And Midori has never hidden the fact he enjoys that.

Conversely he's a surprisingly dependable teammate, always focusing on the safety and support of whoever he's teamed with. As such he's an highly polarizing figure within the RAC. Not that Midori has ever cared; the moment he had enough money to buy his own medical equipment and pay for medicine he can do whatever he wants with he went right back to working as a doctor even if now he terms it his "hobby". Currently he volunteers at Mercy Hospital in Old Town when he has time off. Add to this twice a year Midori boards the Arcturus to engage in the bloodsport of the arena and he's pretty damn content with life. What more could he ask for?

((I didn't translate the plot with Midori's best friend as that's something I'd rather work out as AU backstory with another player if I include it at all. Also it has literally 0 impact on who Midori is as a person so it's not particularly needed.))
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[personal profile] selfsatisfy 2016-12-10 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Original History: There's not much canonically about Midori's past. He's played airsoft (canonly referred to as survival games) since he was a kid. He's also known top tier mercenaries since he was a kid (and played survival games together with them since that time). When he was in high school he took notice of an underclassman named Masamune Matsuoka. Masamune put on an happy face in front of others, but when he thought no one was watching he showed a despairing expression. Midori eventually witnessed Masamune's MIA mother encountering him and then walking away while refusing to acknowledge his existence. A new family she'd started after having abandoned Masamune was waiting for her and she took her new son's hand right in front of her first son's eyes and left. Masamune has never known Midori saw or knows these things about him.

Deciding to do something before Masamune followed through on clearly suicidal thoughts, Midori forced him to play in a survival game telling him only that it was "a place where [he could] die". Of course it was revealed the deaths weren't real after Masamune was hit by a BB. From then on Masamune tagged along and played survival games with Midori. They kept increasing their survival game skills as they went through their respective lives (Midori became a doctor, Masamune an host in a club). Eventually they were invited to participate in Top Gun Combat (TGC), an invite-only survival game tournament where the rules made it as close to real combat as possible while still maintaining a base level of safety to keep deaths from happening.

During this time it was brought to Midori's attention by the leader of a team he and Masamune were currently on that by letting Masamune cling to him (Masamune was essentially using Midori as a replacement to fill the hole his mother had left) he wasn't enabling Masamune to be a strong individual and stand on his own. He and Masamune left that team, disliking its ethos of readily sacrificing everyone for victory rather than trying to win together. They formed their own team, but when facing their previous team at TGC Midori was yet again reminded by his former leader that he was holding Masamune back by allowing the man to use him as a crutch (or so that's what's been implied, the details of what specifically was said to Midori by his former leader is still a mystery in canon). He and Masamune were defeated in the battle.

Afterwards Midori broke off their friendship without explanation and became a bullying, antagonistic figure to Masamune instead to push him to become his own man. He formed a team with coworkers from his hospital job to continue competing. Since then they have won TGC five consecutive times including destroying his former team and the various teams Masamune has assembled over the years to face him in revenge for his cold abandonment. Currently known as the Undefeatable King in survival game circles Midori's name is known to all.


-Two Winchester Randall Customs. These would have been changed from airsoft guns (canon) to real guns.

-A white military uniform. The triangle on the front of the cap (actually an emblem that looks like the emblem background here) would be switched to whatever the RAC symbol is (or just removed if there isn't one). The writing on his armband would be changed from "Blanco Esagramma XVII" to "Reclamation Agent LIII". This is because those two things are the symbol and name of Midori's airsoft team so they'd have no meaning to him in the Quad.

Samples: Thread #1
Thread #2

I can write a sample if needed. Midori is kind of a dualistic character acting differently between his "hobby" and his "job". I can put something up showcasing his sadism if preferred!

Miscellaneous Notes: Midori will definitely go to the limits of what does and doesn't count as "deadly force" so... :,) If there aren't rules on that yet... That said I'll wait until the game is more along before letting him be in a situation he can get that carried away