((I'm not sure how you guys'll respond to this, but... we'll see :P. I'll flesh out the story and other details later, but I'm just putting this out there to see how the response will be.
On a side note, I know SpaceMonkeySteve will get a kick out of this.))
Suien Matsumoto and Rass.exe
Name: Suien Matsumoto
A healthy young man fresh out of a top Sharo University, Suien Matsumoto appears to be, for all intents and purposes, your average college graduate. A computer science major of Electopian descent, he sports dark black hair, a pair of small round glasses, and a slim physique. While he's no athlete by any stretch of the imagination, however, Suien certainly defies the computer geek stereotype, appearing for all intents and purposes as a physically fit, if somewhat thin individual. His dark brown eyes shine with a sharp intelligence, portals into a world of understanding beyond the comprehension of ordinary individuals. Having recently moved to Electopia, he is currently unemployed and looking for a job that can utilize his talents at programming and critical thought.
Personality: At first glance, Suien appears to be a cynical prick, highly suspicious of government and authority as a whole — fully understandable given his upbringing in a radically liberal household. He is also very critical of others and their plans, which gives him the appearance of a lazy complainer and a terrible pessimist. A deeper look within Suien's psyche, however, reveals several qualities that counteract this image. His determination to acquire the tools to outsmart, outwit, and outthink the opposition is strong, and this drive serves as a powerful motivator to getting the job done and doing it right. Additionally, he is a philanthropist at heart, willing to go most any distance — provided the plan itself is sound — to provide for the welfare of the people as a whole. A true revolutionary spirit rests in the heart of this jaded cynic that unfortunately, few people ever see.
Name: Rass.exe (Rapid Assimilation and Synthesis System)
Background: Every major scientific discovery masks the countless failures that were needed to bring it about. Rass.exe demonstrates this principle in a way few would expect — he is a success composed of countless failures. Ever since Lan Hikari demonstrated great potential with the "soulcross" system back in the early days of the network, many organizations have tried to capitalize on the power, with varying degrees of success. The Sharo government was no different, and in the dark confines of a government research facility, several tests were run to splice together several navis — again, with varying degrees of success. One night, a group of rebels broke into the lab network, attempting to cripple the Sharo R&D program. Knowing that it would take far too much time to delete the files, they loaded up the core files from every piece of the network, placed them in the soulcross splicer, and set the device on overload.
...and thus Rass.EXE, the fusion navi, was born.
Rass stands only slightly shorter than your average normalnavi with a slender figure that seems to almost flow and move on its own. His default form features a two-toned body of pink and ebony, a long yellow scarf, and metallic black boots. His silver-visored helmet covers a round, black face with a pair of eyes and little else. Rass's voice is nervous and unsure, slightly higher than normal, and he tends to stutter a lot when talking.
The only other feature of Rass's body that deserves any mention is a trio of gemstones that line his back — a garnet, a sapphire, and a jade. Strangely enough, there is a fourth socket that looks as though it should contain something but doesn't. In reality, each gemstone actually corresponds to one of the fused systems that compose Rass's body. Gun systems are handled by Ishamel (the garnet), a red, one-eyed sniper unit whose systems were a prototype for the new cursor-types in circulation today. Support chips are handled by Tem (the sapphire), a cobalt-blue female system designed for what was supposed to be Sharo's next-generation tactical combat unit. Melee chips are the responsibility of Argo (the jade), a prototype green system whose successors eventually found use in the Sharo military's Einjerhar-class fighters. When Rass uses a chip, a corresponding system takes over the appropriate appendage necessary for its execution. If for example, Rass uses a sword chip, his normally black arm will become green, signifying that Argo's system has possessed the arm, enabling the sword's activation.
Personality: Simply put, Rass is four personalities integrated into a single body. Rass himself is a very submissive, doubtful, and worrisome navi who is constantly bullied by the other three systems. Ironically, despite his dominant position as the "core" unit, he finds himself making very few independent decisions. He tries his best to be confident during battle, but is oftentimes berated by the other systems for being "weak" and "helpless." Being the cohesive software program, Rass is oftentimes in charge of restoring systems for the body. Although useful, however, this job is considered by the other systems (especially by Argo) to be "woman's work."
Ishamel, the targetting unit, is actually the nicest to Rass, as he tends to ignores Rass entirely. With all of the subroutines going toward targetting opponents, there exists little room for personality or wit. Ishamel speaks only when necessary, and when he does, it tends to be in a dead, robot-like tone. "AFFIRMATIVE, COMMENCE FIRING" or "YOU ARE USELESS, CORE UNIT," pretty much sums up Ishamel's entire vocabulary.
Tem, the tactical system, is a calculating being at every level. She expresses absolute confidence in her own abilities to assess a situation and achieve her most desired outcome. Therefore, although she feels that she should be the core unit instead of Rass, who she deems incompetent, she is willing to work alongside him to ensure her own survival. Other aspects of her personality are unknown, but Argo swears that she's a horrible gossip when Rass isn't paying attention.
Argo is undoubtedly the meanest system to Rass, and he seems to actively go out of his way to berate the core system. Argo is a chauvinistic, arrogant, and confident individual who believes that anything other than melee fighting is a disgraceful endeavor. The flip side of this antagonistic personality, however, is Argo's honorable nature. He values a fair fight above all else, and will pressure Rass to intervene if he sees something he doesn't like.
Custom Weapon: Rass's body possesses mid-range busters on the palms of the hand.
Charged Shot: N/A
Signature Attack: Tem Scanner — Rass's hands become a cobalt blue at the beginning of this technique. Tem's eyes appear on Rass's palms and release a pale blue light that washes over the battlefield. Tem then quickly runs a scan on all opponents, integrating the calculations into her processor and sending the values to Rass's cerebral unit. As a result, Rass is able to increase his accuracy by a small amount, enabling him to seek out opponents easily and calculate their weak points. Furthermore, his ability to defeat enemies without damaging their core files enables him to more easily assimilate zenny and chip data.
-Costs no actions to activate
-Accuracy is increased
-All attacks deal an additional 5 damage (non-stacking on multi-hit)
-Any enemies defeated during this turn have their RP reward factor increased by 1 rank and increased probability of dropping a chip.
-3 Turn Cooldown
I'd like to keep a speed upgrade and the sigattack vouchers, if that's alright.